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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.

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1. Tombstone Tuesday - Round Grove - Uecker « Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County - November 4, 2008

[…] Several family members are buried in this plot including the oldest members of the Uecker family – Henry and Wilhelmine (see this post). […]

2. Liz - November 16, 2008

Hi,
I do translations for german grave stones and came across your postings.
A better translation for the Father J. Dollgener’s inscription would be: We hope that your Soul Mate
The eternally faithful Shepherd
That meant you so well here,
will already receive you.


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