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Bushdale Cemetery
Milam County, Texas
4 Miles North of Rockdale on FM 908

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 304059N Lat.
 0970232W Long.

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Bushdale Community

The community of Bushdale was founded in this area of Milam County by German immigrants in the 1870's.  Within ten years the population of the county doubled and the Bushdale area developed into a thriving farming community. A community cemetery was established on land owned by John and Johanna Broeckl in 1878.  School trustees Herman Henniger, John Timmerman, Sr., and Paul Pieper purchased two acres south of the cemetery for five dollars.  A schoolhouse was erected on the site and it also served as a church on Sundays.  In 1883 the Reverend Immanuel Glatzel organized Peach Lutheran Church.  A church and Parsonage were built on a seven acre parcel of land donated by Herman Henniger. John and Martha Brockenbush operated a general store in the community, and a cotton gin and blacksmith shop were established by Gustav Backhaus in 1883.  A two-story dance hall erected by the Herman Sons Lodge was the site of many social activities. The Bushdale community gradually declined.  Peace Lutheran Church moved to nearby Rockdale in 1909 and the school was closed in 1949. The cemetery is the only remnant of this once active community.

Some known early families of Bushdale community area: Backhaus, Bauer, Brockenbush, Broeckl, Dornhoefer, Dockall, Doss, Druschke, Foehner, Gruttner, Henniger, Hirt, Leschikar, Loehr, Mayer, Menn, Pieper, Nieschwitz, Seelke, Seidl, Stolte, Stork, Strelsky, Strube, Timmerman, Vogel, Von Gonten, Voss, Wanoreck, Wenzel, and Witkowski.
 

Last Name First Name Born Died Comments
Alvarez Adelia 1909 1931
Backhaus Anna 1898 1900
Backhaus Emiel 1837 1900
Backhaus Emil F. 1894 1897
Backhaus Heinrich 1891 1891 son of Heinrich & Louise Backhaus
Backhaus infant 1886 1887 inf of G. H. & B. Backhaus
Backhaus infant 1892 1892 inf of Heinrich & Louise Backhaus
Backhaus infant 1900 1900 inf of Heinrich & Louise Backhaus
Backhaus Maria 1887 1891 dau of Wilhelm Backhaus
Backhaus Theodore Emil 1890 1892 Inf of Heinrich & Louise Backhaus
Bauer Johann G. 1807 1896
Bowman Gertrude A. 1903 1973 wife of John N. Bowman
Bowman John N. 1894 1972 WWI Mason
Bredt Charles D. 1834 1905
Brockenbush Albert Willie 1893 1901 son of G. J. & M. Brockenbush
Brockenbush Barbara 1850 1926
Brockenbush Bobbie ? 1926 75 years
Brockenbush George J. 1878 1941
Brockenbush Helen B. 1874 1889 dau of Henry & Bettie Brockenbush
Brockenbush Henry 1844 1926
Brockenbush Henry Sr. ? 1926 82 years
Brockenbush Louisa B. 1832 1889 dau of Henry & Bettie Brockenbush
Brockenbush Mattie G. 1882 1973 91 years
Broeckl Augusta July 31 1893 Nov 15 1977
Broeckl Johann 1825 1916
Broeckl Johanna 1836 1923 wife of John Broeckl
Broeckl John 1868 1946
Broeckl Julian 1893 1894
Broeckl Maria 1868 1925
Broeckl Mary (Seidl) Mar 30 1895 Feb 21 1974 wife of Augusta Broeckl
Broeckl Othilia 1878 1894 dau of Johann & J. Broeckl
Caffey Lillie E. (Lamb) May 1 1909 Apr 26 1996
Caffey Louie Lee Sep 12 1907 Nov 20 1951
Cuebas Natividad 1865 1931 Cuevas?
Delanor ? ? 1914 son of Charlie Delanor
Dickey Elvin 1903 1976 US Army
Dickey Helen Lillie (Menn) 1904 1998
Dockall Amanda 1898 1965
Dockall Emil Joe 1897 1943
Dockall Franc 1834 1888
Dockall Frank 1866 1943
Dockall Frank 1871 1901 husb of Minnie Dockall
Dockall infant 1900 1900 infant of Frank Dockall
Dockall infant 1901 1901 infant of Frank Dockall
Dockall Joe 1872 1932 husb of Rosa Dockall married Dec 29 1896
Dockall Leona M. 1905 1960 wife of Emil Joe Dockall
Dockall Lucy T. 1892 1958
Dockall Minnie 1871 1901 wife of Frank Dockall
Dockall Rosa (Ryplova) 1837 1891
Dockall Rosa 1876 1934
Dockall Rosa (Hirt) 1877 1964 wife of Joe Dockall 
Dockall Walter Jr. 1933 1990 US Army Korea
Dornhoefer Bertha 1854 1928 wife of Henry Dornhoefer
Dornhoefer Bertha M. 1883 1969
Dornhoefer Else 1889 1889
Dornhoefer Emil E. 1883 1971
Dornhoefer Ernst 1879 1880 son of Fried. & Louise Dornhoefer
Dornhoefer Ewald 1888 1888
Dornhoefer Frieda M. 1901 1970
Dornhoefer Friederich 1848 1894
Dornhoefer Fritz Wilhelm Otto 1876 1891 son of Freid. & Louise Dornhoefer
Dornhoefer Henry 1850 1931 husb of Bertha Dornhoefer
Dornhoefer Otto E. 1891 1896
Drescher Louise (Gattin) 1851 1900 wife of Traugott Drescher
Drescher Traugott 1885 1911
Drescher W. T. 1903 1942
Eiland Marcus Lee Ander 1924 1927 (see Salty Cemetery)
Gahagan Julia 1878 1937
Gallegos Apalonia ? 1932 74 years
Garcia Josefa ? 1923 85 years
Garcia Manuelita 1899 1899 dau of Jacinto Garcia
Gest ? 1913 1913
Gonten Helene 1864 1932
Gonten Rudolph 1864 1943
Gonzales Marina Marrouqin 1873 1932
Gonzales Salano 1929 1935 6 years
Grawunder Gustav 1850 1913
Gruttner Ernestine 1869 1889
Guerras N. C. ? 1931 86 years
Hedden Johanne 1839 1925
Hedden Johanne M. E. 1897 1907 dau of William H. & M. Hedden
Hedden Lena 1875 1958 wife of William H. Hedden
Hedden Magdalena 1861 1896
Hedden William H. 1871 1937
Heider Ida 1871 1937
Helmecke Emma (Seidl) 1873 1960
Henninger Dora C. 1891 1976 wife of Oswald Henninger
Henninger Ernest A. 1899 1899
Henninger Herman 1838 1908 Civil War Unionist Illinois
Henninger Johanne 1848 1936
Henninger Oswald A. 1886 1974
Henninger Paul J. 1876 1954
Henninger Selma 1880 1880 dau of Herman & J. Henninger
Henninger Selma C. 1881 1966 wife of Paul J. Henninger
Holliday Annie Rose (Seidl) Nov 30 1899 Sep 8 2001 wife of Robert Holliday
Holliday Robert F. May 13 1898 Nov 21 1976
Keppert Frank 1852 1904
Krueger Lorine B. 1907 1908 dau of A. E. & Jane Krueger
Lamb Annie (Stolte) Jun 18 1888 July 6 1966
Lamb Billie Joe 1935 1939 son of Willie Lamb
Lamb Joseph Woods  Dec 12 1885 Apr  8 1948 "Joe"
Lambert Clara 1871 1929
Langmier Anton 1901 1980
Langmier Louise 1902 ?
Lawrence Floyd I. 1901 1980 WWI Mason
Lawrence Ruby M. (Phillipine) 1916 1996 wife of Floyd Lawrence
Lehr Geneieve 1887 1887 dau of William & Emma Lehr
Leschikar Anna 1818 1901
Leschikar Carl 1814 1891
Leschikar Charlie 1858 1939
Lohse Emily 1848 1918
Lohse Emma S. 1885 1928 wife of Enoch Lohse
Lohse Enoch B. 1883 1926
Lucas Marie (Roesler) 1815 1898
Ludewig Emilie 1875 1932 wife of Gust. Ludewig
Ludewig Gust. 1860 1945
Ludwig Friedrich Carl 1873 1901
Ludwig Garrett G. 1903 1973
Mattox Clayton Earl 1923 1996
Mauldin Elizabeth (Seidl) May 8 1919 Feb 25 1992 wife of Nolan Mauldin 
Mauldin Nolan Leon Feb 29 1916 Sep 24 1999 WWII US Army
Menn Anna (Seidl) Aug 15 1855 Aug 3 1920 wife of August Menn
Menn Anna M. C. 1890 1891 dau of August & Anna Menn
Menn August W. 1898 1900 son of August & Anna Menn
Menn August. Aug 21 1864 Mar 17 1937
Menn Bennie 1890 1890 son of Ludwig Menn
Menn Bennie William Jan 2 1906 Aug 14 1974
Menn Charley F. Sep 20 1879 Nov 13 1959
Menn Christine 1847 1932
Menn Irma Wilhelmina May 17 1908 Oct 14 1995
Menn Louise (Loehr) May 30 1882 Sep 2 1964 wife of Charley Men
Menn Ludwig Jun 29 1835 Sep 27 1917
Newton Jesse Francis 1929 1996 "Sonny"
Palmer Anna 1871 1922
Palmer Ernestine 1866 1889
Palmer Louis Sr. 1859 1931
Peiser Rufine 1869 1902
Pelzel Chelsey Nicole Nov 1 1992 Nov 1 1992
Pelzel Joe Lee 1923 1923
Pequeto Juila ? 1913
Roesler Marie (Lucas) 1815 1898
Sanchez Manuel ? 1923
Schnieder W. C. Aug 14 1883 Sep 11 1917
Schukraft Frederick Nov 28 1844 Jan 27 1901
Schukraft Louis Sep 27 1889 Feb 28 1902
Seelke Emilie Dec 31 1884 Mar 13 1932 wife of William Seelke
Seelke William C. Aug 5 1879 Jun 22 1933
Seidl Alwin R. B. Jan 4 1897 Jan 27 1900 son of B. F. & Anna Seidl
Seidl Anna (Habermann) Feb 16 1863 Jan 29 1934 wife of B.F. Seidl
Seidl August B. May 11 1886 Dec 20 1976 son of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl August. Aug 19 1860 Oct 29 1907 son of Theresia Seidl
Seidl B. F. Apr 21 1865 Apr 2 1949 son of Theresia Seidl
Seidl Bertha Apr 4 1884 Nov 25 1884 dau of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl Boniface S. Jan 9 1894 Jan 27 1894 son of B. F. & Anna Seidl
Seidl Edward Feb 3 1891 Jun 23 1892 son of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl Edward Feb 7 1894 Aug 23 1988 son of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl Emil T. Oct 6 1889 Feb 21 1955 son of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl Engelbert Jan 28 1891 Jan 28 1891 son of B. F. & Anna Seidl
Seidl Julian T. Dec 20 1892 Dec 23 1952 son of B. F.& Anna Seidl
Seidl Julianna (Broeckl) Feb 16 1892 Aug 9 1894 dau of John & Mary Broeckl
Seidl Kathryn Ruth Jul 12 1925 Aug 2 1927 dau of John & Alma Seidl
Seidl Mary Aug 25 1892 Jun 20 1957 dau of August & Mary Seidl
Seidl Mary (Broeckl) Sep 7 1861 Jul 13 1951 wife of August Seidl
Seidl Ourelia W. B. Feb 25 1899 Apr 11 1899 dau of B. F. & Anna Seidl
Seidl Rudolph J. Mar 10 1919 Feb 5 1984 WWII Army
Seidl Ruth A. Mar 10 1919 Dec 16 1920 dau of Julian & Marie Seidl
Seidl Theresia Jun 29 1826 Jan 9 1912
Sias Julia 1869 1913 wife of Alejandro Sias
Skellar Annie 1831 1899
Slaughter Adella 1885 1926 wife of W. W. Slaughter
Spill George O. L. 1896 1982
Steinfath Louise 1890 1902
Stolte Albert 1906 1945
Stolte Emil A. Feb 3 1890 Jun 16 1952
Stolte Ernest H. Jan 2 1929 Sep 30 1941
Stolte Ernestine May 3 1868 Feb 23 1929 wife of Fritz Stolte
Stolte Fritz Jul 3 1855 Mar 11 1942
Stolte Henry A. Mar 15 1899 Aug 18 1982
Stolte Preston Fritz Nov 9 1929 Feb 15 1998
Stolte Theresia (Pelzel) Apr 18 1899 Dec  11 1981 wife of Emil A. Stolte
Stolte Theresia (Seidl) Jun 26 1855 Feb 20 1890 wife of Fritz Stolte
Stolte Viola A. (Pelzel) Oct 20 1904 Mar 21 1995 wife of Henry Stolte
Stork Adolf 1849 1909
Stork Adolph Jr. 1901 1966
Stork Albert W. 1875 1905
Stork Alexander Gustav 1899 1919
Stork Alvin George 1912 1948
Stork Bertha M. 1875 1899
Stork Carl 1834 1919
Stork Emil 1873 1900
Stork Emil W. Sr. 1863 1947
Stork Emma 1900 1901
Stork Ernest 1920 1947 US Navy
Stork Ewald 1890 1904
Stork Gertrude 1843 1917 wife of Jacob Stork
Stork Ida 1874 1943 wife of Emil Stork Sr. 
Stork Jacob 1841 1880
Stork Jimmie W. 1896 1987 husband of Mary H. Stork
Stork Jimmie W. Jr. 1917 1918
Stork Johanna B. 1899 1900
Stork John 1892 1962
Stork Lizzie 1875 1905 wife of Albert Stork
Stork Mary H. 1893 1968 wife of Jimmie W. Stork
Stork Philip P. 1876 1902
Stork Roffine Emilie 1878 1882
Stork Ruffine 1857 1943 wife of Adolf Stork
Stolte Fritz Wilhelm August Jan 3 1892 Jun 1963 son of Fritz & Ernestine Stolte
Timmerman John 1849 1923
Timmerman Mary 1849 1933 wife of John Timmerman
Timmerman Mary 1878 1896 dau of John Timmerman
Timmerman Otto F. Mar 24 1892 Feb ? 1925 WWI
Tucker Irma M. 1908 1944
Tucker Margaret E. 1930 1930
Vogel Franz 1822 1893
Vogel Maria M. 1814 1889
Von Goten Anton D. 1902 1902
Von Goten Charles D. Jr. 1929 1983
Von Goten Charles D. Sr. 1897 1967
Von Goten E. Louise 1909 1951
Von Goten Fritz 1852 1904
Von Goten Henry C. 1900 1964
Von Goten Magdalena 1848 1921
Von Goten Willis 1929 1929
Voss Anna 1877 1939 wife of Herman Voss
Voss Ferdinand 1843 1906
Voss Frederick 1840 1921
Voss Gustav 1877 1889
Voss Herman 1874 1960
Voss Hermann F. W. 1900 1900 son of Herman Voss
Voss Johanna 1843 1904
Voss Louise 1847 1924
Voss Ruse 1885 1885
Wanoreck Donald E. 1932 1951
Wanoreck Enoch 1875 1943
Wanoreck Enoch Jr. Feb 4 1907 Aug 1986
Wanoreck Hermina 1878 1972
Wanoreck Leona 1914 1915
Washburn Martha Lou 1928 1928 dau of L. H. Washburn
Wenzel August Karl 1841 1917
Wenzel Carol Roy 1945 1947
Wenzel Elizabeth 1873 1950 wife of Otto Wenzel
Wenzel Ella Ida 1898 1900 dau of Otto & Elizabeth Wenzel
Wenzel Emilie 1856 1928
Wenzel Emilie Auguste 1881 1902 son of Emilie Wenzel
Wenzel Hugo A. 1909 1974
Wenzel Hugo Franz 1883 1918 or 1913
Wenzel Lizzie S. 1919 ? wife of Hugo Wenzel
Wenzel Malinda Anna 1915 1915 dau of Hugo & Meta Wenzel
Wenzel Minnie 1894 1949
Wenzel Otto 1874 1943
Wenzel Otto 1896 1900
Wenzel Steven Carroll 1970 1978 son of Wilbert & Cynthia Wenzel
Wenzel Walter 1896 1969
Wenzel William H. 1878 1931
Willis Albert 1893 1901
Witkowski Albert 1892 1894 son of Albert & Frances Witkowski
Witkowski Frances 1878 1901 wife of Albert Witkowski
Witkowski Josie 1894 1896 son of Albert & Frances Witkowski

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