The Decker Lane area of east Austin was once a center of Swedish immigrants who farmed the rolling hills and congregated together for comfort in a land so far from their original homes. Like many immigrants these newly arrived Americans clung to their native tongue for generations. Evidence of this can be seen at Decker Cemtery in the many headstones that have been carved completely with Swedish phrases, not to mention the Swedish surnames.
Eventually the residents of the Decker Lane area dispersed and fully assimilated into the larger population. Cemeteries like this one and the nearby Decker Free Church Cemetery provide continuing evidence of the rich cultural heritage present in central Texas' past and present.
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