Submitted by Maxine Worsham
Published in the Navarro Leaves and Branches Volume VII, Issue II, pg 16
Some months ago I received a request
from Betty Bond (Mrs. Ray H) Bostick, [address omitted], San Antonio, Texas,
78209; asking if some private burials could be located and recorded.
She stated that Joseph Hagle, his
brother Frank, and a sister, Christine (Hagle) Staaden, came from Germany to the
States in about 1846 and settled in the Dawson, Texas area (Navarro County).
She said that Joseph's first wife was buried in a private plot on original Louis
Jacob Staaden land, and that there might be some slaves buried with her.
She added that Joseph and his second wife are buried at Brushie Prairie
Cemetery. Joseph Hagle was her great uncle and the great grandfather of
Buel Hagle who lives near Dawson and whose family had sold the land on which the
plot is located.
After some difficulty and with the help
of Mr. Hagle and his mother, Mrs. Floyd Hagle and some others, my brother,
Malvin Keathley, and I found the burial spot and what a beautiful find !
The graves are situated in a plot approximately 18' x 20' enclosed with a chain
link fence and covered with bluebonnets. It is on a slight rise and
looks down over a wooded area to Navarro Mills lake. This plot is
five miles north of Dawson on FM Road 709 and is aobut 300 yards north off the
There are four markers as follows:
Annie Coker (tall slender marker)
Born Oct. 5, 1852
Married Joseph Hekel Feb 5, 1871
Died Jan. 26, 1896
Zula, dau of Joseph & Edna Hakle
Born June 16, 1888
Died Aug 6, 1889
Frances, dau of J. & L. A. Hejele
Born Mar. 14, 1873
Died Mar. 21, 1973
One grave marked with a large rock
headstone and small rock footstone.
Note: The different spellings of Hagle