Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hillendahl (Blue Light) Cemetery (Part 2 of 3)

In addition to the names listed last time, a few others were buried at the western Harris County cemetery after the 1870s:

John Grisbee
George Grisbee
William Addicks: Likely dragged to death by a horse
Eliza Jane Keely
Samuel Quade
Clara Kobs: Died at the age of 6
Son Kobs: Date of birth unknown, location of grave unknown
Emil Fritz Brandt: Thought to have been buried there after losing his battle to cancer caused by chewing tobacco.
Conrad Hillendahl: Born 1890, died 1890
George Hillendahl: April 6, 1872 -- Jan. 30, 1881
George Hillendahl: March 21, 1847 -- 1915
Dina Sauer Hillendahl: 1850 -- 1896

The number of people buried there is not known. Years ago, a group of Boy Scouts placed some index card-sized plaques at the cemetery for identification. Finding an original headstone or marker these days isn't likely since vandals either destroyed or stole them.

(Contributed photo, late 1970s)


At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting info, i went out there today threw the inside of the park route. Its a damn shame that it is in the condition it is in today. Took some nice pics. Steven


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