Rev. Gustav ELley - grave markers
THE FIRST THREE MARKERS to be placed on the graves of Texas heroes in Guadalupe County according to Dr. Duncan and Mrs. Max Weinert will be on the grave of Rev. Gustav Elley, ( a great uncle of mine); William Chester Baxter and Samuel Milieu. These three men had one thing in common— they were all devout Methodists. Samuel Milieu fought in the battle of San Jacinto. Rev. Gustav Elley and W. C. Baxter were in the Texas Navy and they were on the Texas coast preventing the landing of of any supplies for Santa Anna's army. These men enlisted in the navy before June 1, 1836. Milieu and Rev. Elley went before the Texas church conference in 1841 and pleaded that Seguin (which was then only a few years old) be included in the circuit riders' route. Seguin was included and Rev. Gustav Elley was one of the circuit riders of that time. Milieu and Baxter are buried at the Riverside Cemetery and Elley is buried at the Blumberg Cemetery near McQueeney. These Texas markers have to be issued before any Confederate markers will be placed on the graves.