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John G. Heinl
Birth: 1844
Death: 1920

Notable for his grave marker and its associated lore. The tale begins in the early 1900's when John G. Heinl, a prominent Terre Haute businessman, acquired a bull dog. The two became loyal companions, very seldom seen without the company of one another. In 1921, Mr. Heinl passed away. The dog refused to leave his side, faithfully to attending the funeral and standing vigil at the mausoleum. He stood guarding the door, snapping and snarling at those who chose to come within range of the mausoleum doors. Many times the family tried to take him away, but he always found his way back. One day, Mrs. Heinl came to the mausoleum only to find that the dog had died. Conscious of the bond between the dog and his master, she decided it was only fitting to have the dog stuffed and entombed with his master. On occasion, it was said that a peek into the mausoleum would reveal that the dog had moved to a different side of the tomb, and one would always see the glowing green eyes peering out. At times some claimed to have seen the head tilt or the tail wag. It was said that in the early hours of the morning you might see the figure of a man and his dog strolling the area close to the mausoleum. The dog was removed in 1985 due to vandalism to the mausoleum. It was placed in a replica of the mausoleum at the Vigo County Historical Society Museum . 
 
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 Spouse:
  Marie Marguerite Debs Heinl (____ - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  Fred G Heinl (1872 - 1955)*
  Robert Debs Heinl (1880 - 1950)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Lawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 20
 
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Record added: Nov 01, 1998
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John G. Heinl
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John G. Heinl
Added by: Wabash Valley Genealogy Society Cemetery Committee
 
John G. Heinl
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