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Tombstone Tuesday – Round Grove Cemetery – Lunow October 28, 2008

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Gravestone for Minnie Evelyn (Smith) Lunow born in Lewisville, Texas on January 1, 1915 and died November 15, 2003.  Buried in Round Grove Cemetery, Lewisville, Texas.  Wife of Herbert Lunow (still living).  Funeral held at Round Grove United Church.

Minnie Smith was the daughter of Jim and Ollie (McDaniel) Smith who came to Texas from Alabama.  She had her own hairdressing salon in Grapevine, Texas that she opened in 1946.  Minnie and Herbert were married in November 1934.  They bought a 105 acre farm in Flower Mound, Denton County, Texas.  The couple had two sons and five grandchildren. 

Minnie was very active in the life of Round Grove United Church.  She was a well respected member and was always dressed beautifully.  Minnie and Herbert were living with one of their sons in Houston when she passed away.

Source of Biographical Information: “Sweet Flower Mound Land”; Flower Mound Historical Commission; 2121 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, Texas 75028.  Copyright 1996 Flower Mound Historical Commission.  Henington Publishing Company; Wolfe City, Texas.  Book from Lewisville Library, Call No. 976.4555 SWE.

Photograph by Wendy Littrell.  Original owned by Wendy Littrell (address for private use).

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Tombstone Tuesday – Round Grove Cemetery October 21, 2008

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This headstone bears the names of two of the founders of the Round Grove United Church.  Locally, and within the church, they were known as Grandma and Grandpa Uecker.  In fact the street next to the church is Uecker Road – named after this family.  The inscription lists their names, dates of birth and death and phrases in German.  On Henry Uecker’s side it reads:

FATHER
Henry J.
Uecker
Jan. 7, 1838
Dec. 21, 1926

Ich weiss beim
auferstehen,
Wann ich verklaret bin
Werd ich mit Jesu echen
Durch Ewigkeiten nin.

(Translated I believe it says something close to:

When I rise up, I will be with Jesus for eternity.

Wilhelmine’s side reads:

MOTHER
Wilhelmine A. Uecker
Feb. 12, 1845
Sep. 19, 1931
(German phrase is hard to read)

German words were inscribed on these stones since Henry Uecker and Wilhelmine’s family immigrated from Germany.  The language spoken in the church and the community for several years (until World War I) was German.  The inscription ties the Uecker’s to their culture and home country.

Round Grove Cemetery – Part One October 20, 2008

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German immigrants to the southern Denton county community of Lewisville formed a church in 1901.  They also founded the cemetery adjacent to the church along FM 3040 which is also known as Round Grove Road.  The land was given by one of the founding members of the church.  Today the church name is Round Grove United Church U.C.C. and the cemetery is Round Grove Cemetery. For over 107 years this cemetery has been active and plots are still available for purchase.

The following maps show the approximate location of Round Grove Cemetery.  It is located between I-35E and Business 121 in Lewisville, Texas.  The physical (not a mailing address) is 248 E. FM 3040, Lewisville, Texas 75067.  For inquiries about this cemetery please contact the church office at Round Grove United Church U.C.C..

Part Two: Photos of Round Grove Cemetery

Disclaimer: I am a member of Round Grove United Church U.C.C., a member of the Cemetery Board for Round Grove Cemetery, webmaster for the church, and the administrative assistant.  I chose this as my first post concerning cemeteries of southern Denton County since I am very familiar with this particular location.

Cemetery picture: Photographed by Wendy Littrell, April 6, 2006.

Welcome to the Blog for Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County October 19, 2008

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Thanks for dropping by!  This is a brand new blog concerning cemeteries, headstones, burial customs and the like in the southern part of Denton County, Texas – specifically Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village.  Please check out the About page for more information!