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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)

Tombstone Tuesday – Dollgener November 11, 2008

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dollgenerstone1Gravestone for J. Dollgener and Auguste J. Dollgener at Round Grove Cemetery, Lewisville, Texas.

Stone reads:

VATER
Hier Ruhet in Gott
J. DOLLGENER
1863 – 1929

Wir hoffen dasz dein Seelenfreund
Der ewig treue Hirt
Ders hier so wohl mit dir gemeint
Dich schoen empfangen wird.

MUTTER
Hier Ruhet in Gott
AUGUSTE J.
1863 – 1926
So left nun wohl ihr meine Lieben
Der Tod hat mich von euch vertrieben
Nach kurzen Trennungs schinerz
und Weinen Wird Christus
Wieder uns veremen

J. Dollgener’s inscription roughly translated:

FATHER
Here Rest in God
We hope that your soul friend
The forever loyal shepherd
That here so probably with you meant
You will nicely receive.

Auguste’s stone roughly translates:

MOTHER
Here Rest in God
So left now probably
you my love death have me of you driven out
after short separation
ski mink and wines
becomes Christ Unite again us.

The Dollgener’s were a founding family of the Round Grove United Church and the Round Grove German community.  The stone with the German inscriptions is in keeping with the German background of this family.

Round Grove Cemetery – Symbols November 6, 2008

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This gravestone at Round Grove Cemetery is for Arlene Irene Dorn who died just shy of two years old.  The lamb lying down on the stone symbolizes purity and innocence as well as denotes that this the deceased was a Christian.

Leslie C. Bingel was a member of the Amalgamated Associaton of Street, Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America, Division No. 694.  According to Google Books this union was formed in 1892 in Indianapolis. In July 1964 it became the Amalgamated Transit Union.  The graphic on the stone symbolizes this union.

roundgrove3The Dove carved into this head stone for the Infant Daughter of Otto P. and Martha Duwe symbolizes purity and innocence of a child who died very young.  This infant was probably stillborn as no name is given on her stone.

roundgrove4Cruz Gonzales’ stone shows the Praying Hands in Sunlight.  The sunlight seems Heaven sent bathing the clasped hands.

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This stone has two distinct symbols – the Book which represents the Bible or the Book of Life – and the Gates of Heaven.  This woman’s husband’s stone has the same symbols.

Tombstone Tuesday – Round Grove – Uecker November 4, 2008

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pb010354Stone for the Uecker family in the family plot located at Round Grove Cemetery, Lewisville, Texas

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

Photographed by Wendy Littrell on November 1, 2008
Digital photo owned by Wendy Littrell (address for private use).

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).

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.