Pagel Cemetery

WILLOW SPRINGS, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

295717N 963648W

From the Historic Texas Cemetery Marker:

PAGEL CEMETERY
Gottfried and Friedrike (Dickow) Pagel came to Texas from Pomerania in 1850 with eight children and purchased land in this vicinity in 1852. The following year, Friedrike died shortly after giving birth to her ninth child. In 1855, Gottfried wed widow Johanna "Anna" Zorn Fritsche. Her daughter Magdalena wed the eldest Pagel son, Friedrich Wilhelm, known as Wilhelm, in 1858. Gottfried moved his family to Lavaca County, but Wilhelm and Magdalena stayed in Fayette County. They bought more land at Willow Springs, where Wilhelm built a stone house, operated a store and served as the first postmaster for the community known then as Rock House.
Wilhelm died in 1873 and was buried on the original Pagel land, where his mother may have been buried 20 years earlier. His is the first marked grave in what became Pagel Cemetery. Magdalena died in 1886, and hers is the second known burial. Many neighbors joined the Pagels in burying loved ones here, and there are numerous interments from the extended Henniger, Garlin, Kruse and Lincke families. The cemetery is maintained by descendants of the area's pioneers, many of whom were of German heritage.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005

The Pagel Cemetery lies beside Darden Loop off FM 159 in southeastern Fayette County near the Willow Springs community.

The Pagel Cemetery is still being used for burials. It is enclosed with a chain link fence and is the site of eight known graves. Fifty-six of these graves are identified with tombstones. Several of the graves had been marked with shells, but now there are only fragments left. Many of the markers bear German inscriptions. The majority of the tombstones mark the burial places of members of the Pagel and Henniger families. However, many other early residents of the Willow Springs community are also buried here.

The newly formed Pagel Cemetery Association meets annually at the cemetery at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of October. All descendants of those buried in the cemetery are encouraged to attend. Please contact Rox Ann Johnson for more information.

 

Name Birth Date Death Date Notes
Albert, Charles William [Carl] 15 May 1871 1 Jan 1959 Son of Christian and Minna (Mieth) Albert; married Henrietta Belinda Henniger 6 Jan 1898; Father; 51
Albert, Edward 19 Jan 1900 22 Dec 1983 Son of Charles William and Henrietta Belinda (Henniger) Albert; 50
Albert, Henrietta A. 18 May 1882 26 Jul 1936 Daughter of Otto and Sophia (Hassler) Henniger; married Charles William Albert (Same as Henrietta Belinda); Mother; 52
Albrecht, Emma Emily 11 Dec 1859 13 Nov 1951 Daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm and Magdelena (Fritsche) Pagel; married Ernst Carl Albrecht 1 Feb 1883; Mother; 75
Albrecht, Ernst Carl 27 Sep 1858 8 Jan 1933 Son of Carl and Wilhelmina (Albert) Albrecht; married Emma Emily Pagel; Father; 74
Albrecht, Elona Marie 30 May 1917 1 Feb 1918 Unmarked grave of infant daughter of William Carl and Hattie (Pflughaupt) Albrecht; 77
Albrecht, Robert Theodore 27 Mar 1902 1 Jan 1970 Son of Ernst Carl and Emma Emily (Pagel) Albrecht; married 1) Cecile (Babe) Rehmet 12 Sep 1927 (divorced), 2) Mary M. Taylor 7 Jun 1942; 76
Altman, Ella W. 10 Feb 1886 10 Oct 1886 Daughter of William and Lena (Gross) Altman; 20
Braeuer Child Unmarked grave; 36; probably infant who lived only a few days in November 1900
Braeuer [Brauer], Rudolph 7 Jul 1824 19 Jul 1908 Born in Breslau, Schlesien; immigrated in 1854; married 1) Henriette Linde (buried at Ross Prairie), 2) Victoria Knesek 2 Feb 1862; 78
Dominey, Ellis 9 Jun 1913 10 Apr 1987 Son of William and Rebecca (Davis) Dominey; married Lydia Eckermann 14 Oct 1939; Father; 2
Dominey, Leonard 13 Jan 1941 22 Aug 2009 Son of Ellis and Lydia (Eckermann) Dominey
Dominey, Lydia 5 May 1917 18 Mar 1987 Daughter of Louis J. and Norma (Henniger) Eckermann; married Ellis Dominey; Mother; 1
Eckermann Child (1) Unmarked grave of son of Louis J. and Norma A. (Henniger) Eckermann; 19
Eckermann Child (2) 1911 Unmarked grave of son of Louis J. and Norma A. (Henniger) Eckermann; 15
Eckermann Child (3) 8 Feb 1922 Unmarked grave of son of Louis J. and Norma A. (Henniger) Eckermann; 8
Eckermann, Louis J. 26 Nov 1883 10 Sep 1962 Son of Fritz and Emelie (Neumann) Eckermann; married Norma Henniger 5 Oct 1909; 7
Eckermann, Norma A. 15 Sep 1888 1 Sep 1962 Daughter of Otto and Sophia (Hassler) Henniger; married Louis Eckermann; 6
Garlin, Amanda Albert 11 Mar 1864 8 Oct 1953 Daughter of Heinrich (Henry) and Catherine (Klier) Albert; married Henry C. Garlin 15 Dec 1887; 57
Garlin, Helmuth A. P. 23 Sep 1896 15 Oct 1918 Son of Henry C. and Amanda (Albert) Garlin; Died for his Country; 59
Garlin, Henry C. 12 Jul 1862 27 Dec 1922 Son of Friedrich K. J. and Wilhelmina (Albert) Albrecht Garlin; married Amanda Albert; 58
Garlin, Hilton W. 18 Dec 1894 25 Jan 1972 Son of Henry C. and Amanda (Albert) Garlin; 56
Garlin, Hugo 21 Nov 1891 4 Jul 1892 Son of Henry C. and Amanda (Albert) Garlin; 60
Goldapp Baby 1908 Child of Fritz and Emily (Roesler) Goldapp; 36
Hagemeister Child (1) Unmarked grave of child of John and Henriette (Mueller) Hagemeister; 21
Hagemeister Child (2) Unmarked grave of child of John and Henriette (Mueller) Hagemeister; 44
Heinsohn, Antonia A. [Tony] 22 Aug 1884 3 Aug 1974 Daughter of Frank Edmund and Wilhelmina (Schiller) Pagel; married Theodore D. Heinsohn 17 Nov 1903; 70
Heinsohn, Dale Delano 22 Apr 1942 3 Sep 1992 Son of Jesse and Maynette (Eckermann) Heinsohn; married Donna Parker 9 Feb 1966 (divorced 1985), AK3 US Navy Vietnam; 79
Heinsohn, Etna Therese Wilhelmine 1 Aug 1887 14 Mar 1892 Daughter of Ernest Theodore (E. T.) and Lucy Jane (Tolliver) Heinsohn; 45
Heinsohn, Jesse Frank 29 Jun 1907 8 Sept 1996 Son of Theodore D. and Antonia (Pagel) Heinsohn; married Maynette Eckermann; 81
Heinsohn, Leroy F. 22 Aug 1915 7 May 1917 Son of Theo and Tony [Antonia] (Pagel) Heinsohn; 46
Heinsohn, Marjorie M. 28 Nov 1923 27 Nov 1966 Daughter of Henry and Albina (Kachtik) Skrbanek; married Theodore Herbert Heinsohn 4 Nov 1943; 68
Heinsohn, Maynette Pearl 8 Jan 1919 15 Aug 2007 Daughter of Arthur W. and Emilie (Schucany) Eckermann; married Jesse F. Heinsohn 20 Dec 1938; 80
Heinsohn, Percy Charles (Mike) 22 Apr 1909 2 Nov 2007 Son of Theodore D. and Antonia (Pagel) Heinsohn; married Ollie Lucille Howse 14 Mar 1947; divorced; located below grave 69
Heinsohn, Theo D. 17 Apr 1881 13 Jun 1972 Son of Wilhelm A. and Emma (Frerichs) Heinsohn; married Antonia A. Pagel; 69
Heinsohn, Theodore H. 8 Jun 1921 15 Nov 2009 Son of Theodore D. and Antonia (Pagel) Heinsohn; married Marjorie M. Skrabanek, then Natalie Anderson Stokely; 67
Henniger Child 15 Sep 1888 Unmarked grave of infant daughter of Otto and Sophia (Hassler) Henniger; 43
Henniger, Anna Marie 12 Mar 1879 5 Jan 1944 Daughter of Louis and Lena Franz; married Emil Otto Henniger 6 Feb 1900; 25
Henniger, Belinda 1 Aug 1862 27 Apr 1934 Daughter of Heinrich and Catherine (Klier) Albert; married Franz Henniger 21 Apr 1881; 62
Henniger, Benjamin 5 Jan 1922 5 Jan 1922 Twin infant son of Emil Otto and Anna (Franz) Henniger; 35
Henniger, Emil Otto 29 Aug 1878 22 Nov 1951 Son of Otto and Sophie (Hassler) Henniger; married Anna Franz; 26
Henniger, Emma M. 17 Sep 1898 14 Dec 1962 Daughter of Rudolph and Gesine (Keilers) Schmidt; married Reimund Charles Henniger 19 Oct 1920; 9
Henniger, Franklin 5 Jan 1922 8 Jan 1922 Twin infant son of Emil Otto and Anna (Franz) Henniger; 34
Henniger, Franz 28 Nov 1855 19 Jan 1948 Son of Christian and Henrietta (Albrecht) Henniger; married Belinda Albert 21 Apr 1881; 63
Henniger, George Ray 22 Feb 1935 5 Mar 1935 Twin infant son of Reimund Charles and Emma (Schmidt) Henniger; 11
Henniger, Ilo Paul Carl 14 Oct 1893 4 Jan 1898 Son of Franz and Belinda (Albert) Henniger; 61
Henniger, Lee Henry 5 Apr 1914 22 Nov 1951 Son of Emil Otto and Anna (Franz) Henniger; 24
Henniger, Otto 22 May 1854 11 Jul 1939 Son of Christian and Henrietta (Albrecht) Henniger; married Sophie Hassler 22 Dec 1877; 13
Henniger, Reimund Charles 7 Mar 1894 21 Nov 1950 Son of Otto and Sophie (Hassler) Henniger; married Emma Schmidt; American Legion marker; 10
Henniger, Sophie 17 Sep 1857 6 Feb 1937 Daughter of Henry Hassler; married Otto Henniger; 12
Hinze, Lilly 6 Jan 1903 9 Aug 1923 Daughter of Emil Otto and Anna (Franz) Henniger; married Hugo Hinze in 1921; 33
Kazmierski [Kasmiersky] Twins 5 Feb 1897 5 Feb 1897 Stillborn children of Josef and Anna (Walharz) Kazmierski; mother died from complications of birth and was buried at Fayetteville; 38
Knippel, Charles Unmarked Grave; 39
Krueger Child Unmarked grave of child of Emil and Margaritta (Koerner) Krueger; 37
Kruse, Franz R. (Frank) 8 Aug 1841 16 Apr 1934 Born in Germany; married Katrine Zabcik 15 Feb 1874; Father; 3
Kruse, Hermann T. 26 Feb 1896 24 Oct 1918 Youngest son of Frank R. and Katrine (Zabcik) Kruse; U.S. Veteran marker; 5
Kruse, Katrine (Katherine) 25 Jun 1851 11 Dec 1925 Nee Zabcik; married Frank R. Kruse; 4
K_____, M. Unmarked grave of child; 29
Lincke Child (1) ca 1900 ca 1900 Unmarked grave of stillborn son of Herman Carl Sr. and Rosa Helena (Mueller) Lincke; 16,17 or 18 (The Lincke children are buried in graves marked with flowers, but the order is unknown.)
Lincke Child (2) after 1906 after 1906 Unmarked grave of stillborn son of Herman Carl Sr. and Rosa Helena (Mueller) Lincke; 16,17, or 18
Lincke, Carl 1 Jan 1903 3 Sep 1903 Unmarked grave of infant son of Herman Carl Sr. and Rosa Helena (Mueller) Lincke; twin brother to Herman Lincke, Jr.; 16, 17, or18
Pagel, Alma ca 1888 Daughter of William "Albert" and Helena (Jasek) Pagel ; 64
Pagel, Anna [Johanna] 10 Feb 1810 6 Feb 1904 Nee Born; immigrated in 1854; married 1) Johann Fritsche, (buried at Queenstown, Ireland), 2) Gottfried Pagel (buried in Pagel Settlement Cemetery, Lavaca Co.) 15 Apr 1855; 27
Pagel, Arnold Ernst 2 Jan 1886 3 Oct 1889 Son of William Albert and Magdalena (Joseph) Pagel; 65
Pagel, Frank Edmund 5 Oct 1858 15 Jan 1949 Son of Friedrich Wilhelm and Magdelena (Fritsche) Pagel; married Wilhelmina Schiller 18 Jan 1881; 73
Pagel, Friedrich Wilhelm [William] Jun 1834 21 Oct 1873 Son of Gottfried and Friedrike (Dekow) Pagel; immigrated in 1850; married Magdalena Fritsche 31 Jan 1858; 39 J. (years) 4 M. (months); 22
Pagel, Friedrich Jun 1834 1873 Conflicting location (30) on the original map for the burial site of Friedrich or Wm. Pagel. Dates denoted in both places are those of Friedrich Wilhelm Pagel whose marker is at grave 22.
Pagel, G. Unmarked grave; 23
Pagel, Lola Helene 19 Jun 1892 18 May 1943 Daughter of Frank Edmund and Wilhelmina (Schiller) Pagel; photograph; 71
Pagel, Magdelena 11 Aug 1839 13 Jul 1886 Daughter of Johann and Johanna [Anna] (Born) Fritsche; immigrated in 1854; married Friedrich Wilhelm Pagel; 31
Pagel, Samuel E. 7 Dec 1887 5 Nov 1888 Son of Frank Edmund and Wilhelmina (Schiller) Pagel; 47
Pagel, Wilhelmina Schiller 13 Feb 1863 5 May 1947 Daughter of Vince and Josepha (Matheka) Schiller; married Frank Edmund Pagel; 72
Rodgers, Calvin 27 Apr 1924 27 Apr 1924 Infant son of Willie Earl and Clara (Hoyo) Rodgers; 48
Roeder, Elton Richard 30 Jan 1930 16 Apr 2010 Son of Bruno and Erna (Henniger) Von Roeder
Roeder, Todd Blake 13 Sep 1964 24 Dec 2006 Son of Elton and Helen (Gandy) Roeder; not on map, located above grave 52
Schmidt, Mrs. (1) Unmarked grave; 40
Schmidt, Mrs. (2) Unmarked grave; 41
Suter, Emma 15 Sep 1869 5 Aug 1895 Daughter of William and Caroline Schroeder; married Sigmund Suter 28 Jun 1890; 66
Von Roeder, Bruno Herbert 21 Apr 1895 12 Apr 1980 Son of Sigesmund and Albertine (Friske) von Roeder; married Erna L. Henniger 4 Jan 1921; 54
Von Roeder, Erna Lina 5 Sep 1891 23 Apr 1980 Daughter of Otto and Sophia (Hassler) Henniger; married Bruno Herbert von Roeder; 55
Von Roeder, Hilda 16 Dec 1921 19 Dec 1921 Infant daughter of Bruno and Erna L. (Henniger) von Roeder; 53
Zenkner, Pauline 7 Oct 1865 1 Oct 1917 Daughter of Carl A. and Christiane (Pietschner) Lincke; immigrated in 1877; married Carl Zenkner (Buried Yorktown, TX) 30 Jun 1891; 16
___indge, G. Unmarked grave; 30
_____, Chas. Rock for marker; 49
_____, Mrs. Unmarked grave; 28


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