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Christmas Rabbit December 31, 2008

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The cemetery that I’ve focused on for the last couple of months has been Round Grove Cemetery in south Lewisville, Denton County, Texas. On December 14th, after attending a Christmas Choir event at the church across the street from the cemetery at Round Grove United Church, what should I see as I strolled to my car?

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The Graveyard Rabbit!!!  This little critter sat completely still after it hopped through the parking lot.  I called after it – “Let me take your picture, little bunny!” and sure enough, it sat and posed! 

I’m sure it was the Graveyard Rabbit of South Denton County come to wish us a Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! December 23, 2008

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I will return to posting after the holidays!  So from me to you – Happy Holidays!  Check out The Graveyard Rabbit for more articles on other locations and cemeteries!

Here Lies Leslie C. Bingel December 17, 2008

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In this post I posted a photo of this grave stone.

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Leslie C. Bingel was born in New Jersey on December 31, 1897 to August Bingel (spelled Bengel on Leslie’s death certificate) and Hattie Cozzens.  He was a Bus Driver with the San Antonio Transit Company.  According to the coroner, Mr. Bingel died of acute myelogenous leukemia at 6:30 p.m. on January 20, 1944 at M&S Hospital, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.  His place of burial is listed as Roselawn Burial Park in San Antonio.  His wife, Malinda, was the informant of record.

So how did his gravestone (with the assumption that he is as well) end up at Round Grove Cemetery in Denton County, Texas?  Did his wife or children move to this area and decide that Leslie should be moved as well? 

Malinda Bingel (nee Nieman) apparently moved to the Denton County area sometime prior to her death on March 31, 1975.  She lived in Lewisville and had a connection with the Round Grove community.  Her sister, Hannah Uecker, had married into one of the founding families of Round Grove United Church.  Malinda died of acute heart failure at Brookhaven Nursing Home in Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas after being a patient for three months.  She was buried also at Round Grove Cemetery.

Mystery solved!

Tombstone Tuesday – Thiede December 9, 2008

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THIEDE
MOTHER                           FATHER
M.M. Thiede                   W.M. Thiede
Apr. 22, 1874                  Dec. 7, 1866
July 16, 1963                  Mar. 17, 1929
               Rest in Peace      He has gone from his dear
                    ones
                                     His children, His wife
                                             Whom he willingly toiled
                  for,
                                     And loved as his life.

Buried in Round Grove Cemetery, Lewisville, Denton County, Texas.

Photographed by Wendy Littrell, Nov. 2, 2008
Digital photo in possession of Wendy Littrell (Address for private use)

Tombstone Tuesday – Phelps December 2, 2008

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pb010353Charles “Chuck” Phelps
Jan. 14, 1947                   Oct. 4, 2006
Loving Husband and Father
“Bad Moon Rising”

Interred at Round Grove Cemetery, Lewisville, Denton County, Texas
Photographed by Wendy Littrell, Nov. 2, 2008
Digital photo owned by Wendy Littrell (Address for Private use)