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Ammann, Adam


Little Adam, only child of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ammann, died at Ammannsville the 15th, and was buried in the cemetery [Odd Fellows] in this place last Sunday evening. Little Adam was too pure for this world--about one year of age--just beginning to lisp the name of papa and mamma. We extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents.

Colorado Citizen, January 20, 1887

Ammann, Anita (Matlage)

Anita Ammann Memorial Service Held July 16

Anita Matlage Ammann, 85, died at her home in Mineral Wells, Friday, July 8.

Memorial services were held at The First Baptist Church of Mineral Wells, Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Griffin Ammann, a former resident of Weimar.

She is survived by her children, Sharon and husband Donald McMahan of Houston; Linda and Charles Wells of Mineral Wells; and David and wife Winston Ammann of Banner Elk, N.C.; brother, W.T. Matlage and wife, Virginia of Palestine and sister-in-law, Bennie K. Ammann of Houston.

She had nine grandchildren, Michele Balthrop, Brian Jeffery, Chuck Wells, Nathan Jeffery, Blair Jeffery, Jeff Wells, Kim Matthews, Ryan Ammann, and Lee Ammann.

She also had nine great-grandchildren, Steven Touchstone, Ethan and Griffin Balthrop, Caleb Wells, Hannah Wells, Seth Wells, William and Michael Jeffery, and Emily Matthews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels in Mineral Wells, or Shriners Burn Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetry]

Weimar Mercury, July 21, 2005, page 2A

Ammann, Bennie Kathryn (Andrus)

Bennie Kathryn Ammann

Bennie Kathryn Ammann was born to Ruby and Fred Andrus on April 8, 1920, in Dayton, Texas. She was a resident of Galveston, Texas from 1937 until 1999, when she moved to Houston, Texas. She retired from Lykes Brothers after 35 years of service. Bennie was very active in the community, having been past presiding officer in the Galveston Chapter 713 Order of Eastern Star, Beauceant; PBX Club of Galveston; Mother Advisor, York Rite Assembly Rainbow for Girls. She was also a member of Daughters of the Nile and the Western Belles, as well as a volunteer at the Shrine Burns Hospital.

Mrs. Ammann was preceded in the death by her husband of 39 years, Carroll Quin Ammann and by her brother in law Paul Ammann and his wife Anita. She is survived by her niece, Sharon McMahan and husband, Donald, of Houston; her niece Linda Wells, and husband, Charles of Mineral Wells; David Ammann, and wife Winston, of Banner Elk, North Carolina. Services will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee, in Houston, Texas in the Chapel at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Shrine Burns Hospital of Galveston.  [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Galveston County Daily News, December 27, 2005
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Ammann, Carroll Quin “C.Q.”

Ammann Burial In Weimar On Aug. 5

Carroll Quin “C.Q” Ammann, 71, died Wednesday, August 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 6, at Central Christian Church in Galveston, with Rev. Herbert L. Polinard officiating. Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. at the Weimar Masonic[Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Ammann was a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II. He was a resident of Galveston for over 50 years and a longtime, active member of Central Christian Church.

Mr. Ammann was raised a Master Mason in Harmony Lodge No. 6, A.F. & A.M. where he served as Worshipful Master; he served the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas as the Worshipful Grand Tiler; he also served as Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master of District 31-B. Mr. Ammann had served as Past Presiding Officer of all Galveston York Rite Bodies, Past Governor of Texas York Rite College No. 14 and as Past Prior, Texas Priory No. 23, Knights of the York Cross Honour. He served as Past Sovereign of San Felipe Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine and Past Preceptor of Resurrection Tabernacle No. XXI, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest and Past Patron, Order of the Eastern Star.

Mr. Ammann was a member of El Mina Shrine and had served as Treasurer of the Board of Governors of Shrine Burns Institute of Galveston. He was Past Presiding Officer of all Galveston Scottish Rite Bodies, served as Vice-President of Scottish Rite Foundation of Texas, Trustee of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Chairman of Sovereign Grand Inspector General’s Advisory Conference, Valley of Galveston, and was a 33rd Degree Mason.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years Bennie Ammann of Galveston; brother, Paul G. Ammann and his wife Anita of Luling, La; nephew, David P. Ammann of Charlotte, NC; nieces, Sharon Jeffery of Houston and Linda Wells of Ft. Worth; and nine grand nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were David P. Ammann, Charles E. Wells, W. Scott Jeffery, Capt. Clarence Shepherd, E. D. Molina and Robert Gard.

The Weimar Mercury, August 11, 1994
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Ammann, Celestina (Bubela)

Celestina Ammann

Celestina Ammann, 90, of Garwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007.

She was born on July 20, 1917 to Frank and Mary Mikulec Bubela in Ellinger. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, the Nada Christian Mothers and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.

Survivors include her daughter, Darla Ammann of Nada; daughter-in-law, Shirley Ammann of Beasley; sisters-in law, Lorraine Bubela and Martha Bubela; grandchildren, Calvin Ekarius Jr. and wife Angel, Connie Drake and husband Lynn, Sally Blair and husband Kenneth, Dean Ammann, Dwayne Ammann and Debbie Ammann.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Ammann; sons, Delmore Johnnie Ammann, Dale Ammann, and twins, Darwin and Delbert Ammann; brothers, Hugo, Joe, August, Frank, John, Charlie and Robert Bubela; and sisters, Mary Bilek, Julie Becak, Millie Kasmiersky and Leona Socha.

A Rosary was held on Thursday, Nov.15 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Blair, Calvin Ekarius Jr., Dean Ammann, Dwayne Ammann, Jimmy Korenek, Richard Korenek, Derek Treybig and Larry Bubela.

Honorary pallbearers were all the nieces and nephews.

El Campo Leader-News, November 17, 2007

Ammann, Charles Davis

Final Rites for Chas. Ammann, 74, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Charles Davis Ammann, 74-year-old farmer and retired mail carrier, were held Sunday afternoon, January 6, at First Methodist Church, with Rev. Howard MacAllister officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Ammann, who had been hospitalized several months earlier but had recovered and was actively farming again, suffered a heart attack at his home early Friday morning and died the following morning at Youens Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, he was a substitute rural mail carrier for the Weimar post office for many years. He had been an active member of the Methodist Church here 60 years and a member of the official board more than 50 years.

Born Nov. 27, 1888, he was a son of John and May Quinn Ammann. He married Miss Lula Gusman here Oct. 25, 1911.

She survives, along with a brother Everett Ammann of Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were Henry Brasher Jr., Leslie Townsend, Leslie Rabel, Milton Booth, Jack Montgomery and Clay Doyle.

Weimar Mercury, January 10, 1963, page 5

Ammann, Darla Jean

Darla Ammann

Darla Ammann, 66, of Nada, passed away in her home Dec. 20, 2011 after a prolonged illness and extensive battle with cancer. She was born on April 15, 1945 in Wharton County to Everett and Celestina Bubela. She was a devoted Catholic and long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of America in Nada and also a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. She enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and loved to fish.

She is survived by her long time companion, Lloyd Ray of Nada; her most dedicated and devoted friends, Natalie Litton and Johnny Underwood, numerous beloved friends in and around Texas and several distant relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Dale Ammann.

Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20 at Triska Funeral Home with a rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday,Dec. 21, at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Nada.

Donations may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center or to the American Cancer Society.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at

El Campo Leader-News, December 21, 2011
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Ammann, Emma K.

Ex-Resident E. Ammann Buried Here

Graveside services for Miss Emma K. Ammann, 62, of San Antonio, a former Weimar resident, were held Monday, Oct. 12, at Masonic Cemetery.

The previous day a service had been held at Trinity Lutheran Church in San Antonio, with Pastor W. C. Ahlrich officiating.

Miss Ammann died Oct. 9 a Nix Hospital is San Antonio, where she had been admitted four days earlier.

She was born in Weimar Nov. 24, 1919, a daughter of Everett M. and Emma (Flessner) Ammann. When she was 15 she was stricken by rheumatoid arthritis, which gradually spread until at age 28 she was confined to a wheelchair, almost totally paralyzed.

Paralyzed, but far from helpless. She learned to paint in oils, and won prizes for her work in San Antonio’s River Art group. She became a member of the San Antonio Handicapped Club and served as its president for 25 years. She was a board member of Via Trans.

Miss Ammann enjoyed teaching oil painting to the children in her neighborhood, and was invited to teach at St. Mary’s University but declined for health reasons.

She had lived in San Antonio since 1942.

Miss Ammann is survived by her mother, Mrs. Emma Ammann of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Odessa Pickett of Weimar, Mrs. Evelyn Teague and Mrs. Pattie Barrington, both of San Antonio; two brothers, Everett A. Ammann of San Antonio and Charles E. Ammann of Calabasas, Calif., and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to her father, a sister, Georgia Louise, preceded her in death.

The Weimar Mercury, October 23, 1981
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Ammann, Emma Margurite (Flessner)

E. Ammann Funeral Held: Here Feb. 20

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Flessner Ammann, 91, of San Antonio were held Saturday, Feb. 20 , with graveside services at Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery Rev. W. E. Ahlrich officiated.

Mrs. Ammann was born Nov. 25, 1896, at Holman, a daughter of Dick and Elisa Flessner. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed at an early age in the Lutheran Church.

Two daughters preceded her death, Emma K. and Georgia Louise Ammann.

Surviving are three daughters, Odessa Pickett of Weimar, Everlyn Teague and Pattie Barrington of San Antonio; two sons, Everett Ammann of San Antonio and Charles Ammann of Los Angeles, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and 17-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1988, page 2

Ammann, Everett McAshan

Last Rites Held For Everett M. Ammann

Everett McAshan Ammann, age 78 years, passed away Wednesday, October 6 at the Youens Hospital in Weimar following three weeks of hospitalization due to a heart attack.

Mr. Amman, well-known by many, was born in Ammannsville as the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Amman Sr. and as a young boy moved to Weimar which was his home until 1951. From that time he had made his home in Schulenburg and during his lifetime had been a mail carrier, farmer and house mover. He was a member of the Hermann Sons and St. Paul United Church in Schulenburg.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Adele Ammann of Schulenburg; two sons, Everett A. Ammann of San Antonio and Charles E. Ammann of Granada Hills, California; four daughters, Mrs. Herbert Pickett of Socorro, N.M.; Miss Emma K. Ammann, Mrs. Leslie L. Teague and Mrs. Charles L. Barrington, all of San Antonio, Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Three brothers, John A., Will P. and Charles D. Ammann, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. a the Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiating. Interment was in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar.

Schulenburg Sticker, October 14, 1965

Ammann, J. Andreas

One of our oldest, best and most enterprising citizens, Mr. A. Ammann, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Kate Holman, last Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, after a brief illness, aged about 77 years. Mr. Ammann was a veteran of the Mexican war, had long been a resident of this section, and was an honorable, charitable gentleman, the possessor of myriads of friends wherever known. He leaves two sons and two daughters, Messrs. Joe Ammann of Yoakum and John A. Ammann of this city and Mrs. Kate Holman of this city, and Mrs. R. W. McGehee of Edgar, Dewitt county. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery last Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev John H. Styner performing the burial service. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved ones in the loss they have sustained.
[His wife, Martha Keziah McAshan Norton whom he married Nov 24, 1855, died Oct 18, 1890 and is buried in the Old City Cemetery in La Grange, TX. DA]

Weimar Mercury, May 25, 1895

Ammann, Joe A.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Ammann, not quite two weeks old, died on the 18th inst., and was buried in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at this place the next morning. It had been sick from the time of its birth. Skilled physicians attended it, and it received the tenderest care during the days and nights of its brief existence. The bereaved parents should receive comfort from the Bible, which says, “of such is the Kingdom of heaven.”

Weimar Mercury, May 26, 1894

Ammann, John Andrew


Well Known Citizen Passes Away at Family Residence Last Thursday

Many hearts throughout this section were grieved Thursday morning of Iast week when the news was flashed about town that John A. Ammann, Sr., was dead. Mr. Ammann had been Ill but a few days and even news of his illness was not generally known. Mr. Ammann was a victim of some form of heart trouble and when he was stricken a few days ago family, physician and nearby friends realized that It was a serious matter. Everything possible was done for him, but it proved of no avail, and this good man himself seemed to realize more than those around him that his time had come. He was conscious almost to the very last, and. after realizing that there was no hope, summoned family around him, talked to them of what he wanted done, and "fell asleep in Jesus."

Funeral arrangements were made and the body tenderly laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. G. T. Hester, Methodist pastor, officiating in a touching burial service. An exceedingly large crowd was present at the funeral, attesting the popularity and esteem in which this truly good man was held by everybody. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

John A Ammann, Sr., was born March 27 1859. at LaGrange. He spent the early part of his life In the town of LaGrange. He was married to Miss May QuIn In 1895. He lived a few years near Ammannsville, then near Weimar, and at the time of his death was living at the family home In the town of Weimar. Mr. Ammann joined the Methodist Church in early married life, having been converted durIng s revival meeting held at the Methodist Church In this city by the late Rev. Joe Jones, evangelist

His first attack came upon him the Saturday preceding his death; the second came Sunday morning while he sitting In a chair at home reading his Bible. Mr. Ammann leaves surviving him his widow and four sons --Everett, John, Charles and Will P. Ammann, all respected business men and citizens of this section.

The active pall bearers were Jno. C. Hubbard, Ben B. Holt, Ed Rabel, Alfred ReIssner, Emil Fahrenthold and J. J. Armstrong Jr. Honorary pall bearers were W. A. VanAlstyne, John H. VanAlstyne, Will R. Miller, Geo. Herder, Sr., Tom. Dent, T. A. Hill, John H. Brooks, Dr. C. G. Cook, Rufus Reynolds, S. D. Tooke, Louis Hillje, and J. J. Armstrong Sr.

In the death of Mr. Ammann our community has lost one of its best citizens. He was in deed and truth a truly good man, respected and beloved by all. A man of quiet, unassuming disposition, only those closely associated with him realized the depth of character this good man possessed. His kindly deeds were numerous, but never paraded before the public, being content to keep same within himself and his beloved Master. He was a friend that could be trusted under any and all circumstances and no man ever possessed a truer friend than Join Ammann. In all ways he was one of the best men the writer ever knew. His death has caused an aching void in many hearts throughout this section, where his lifetime had been spent and whose people were near and dear to him. To the bereaved family the heartfelt sympathy of the Mercury is extended. God be with and comfort them as He alone can.

Weimar Mercury, August 20, 1920, page 1

Ammann, Lula Adelia (Gusman)

Mayor Gusman's Sister Dies

Lula Gusman Ammann, 88, of Bay City, died in her home this morning following declining health.
She was one of Bay City Mayor Richard C. Gusman's three sisters.

She was born and raised in Weimar and lived there until her early adulthood when she and her family moved from Weimar to Bay City.

Before moving to Bay City she became engaged to Charlie Ammann and after residing in Bay City for a brief period she returned to Weimar to be married.

Her husband, Charlie Ammann was a farmer and dairyman in the Weimar community and both were very active in church affairs and were life-long members of the First United Methodist Church of Weimar. Mr. Ammann served as a church trustee for many years before his death in 1963.

Mrs. Ammann taught Sunday school in the Weimar church until moving to Bay City to be with her family following her husband's death.

The Gusman family has maintained a close relationship throughout the years and on Mrs. Ammann's return to Bay City, she took up residence in the Gusman family home with her sisters, Miss Mamie Gusman and Miss Ethel Gusman who are both retired teachers with the Bay City Independent School District. The family including Mayor Richard Gusman, Cooper H. Gusman and Herbert O. Gusman still gather together for Sunday dinner in the Gusman family home located on 6th Street.

Mrs. Ammann will be returned to Weimar for funeral services scheduled for Thursday at 3 p. m. at the First United Methodist Church in Weimar. She will be laid to rest next to her husband of many years at a Weimar cemetery [Interred at Weimar Masonic Cemetery].

The Daily Tribune, Bay City, Wednesday, February 22, 1972
Contributed by Carol Sue Gibbs

Ammann, May Adele (Quin)

Mrs. May Ammann Claimed by Death

Mrs. May Quin Ammann, widow of the late John A. Ammann, Senior, died in this city Wednesday of last week, and her remains were laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery, Christmas Eve. Rev. W. L. Hightower, her late pastor, conducted the funeral services.

Mrs. May Quin Ammann was born in Osyka, Miss., July 5, 1866, and was about 66 years old at time of death. She was a daughter of the late Prof. H. C. Quin and wife, of this city. She was united in marriage in Weimar to Mr. John A. Ammann, on Jan 7, 1885. Six children blessed this union, of whom three survive--Messrs. Everett Ammann and Chas. Ammann, this city, and John A. Ammann, Schulenburg. A husband and three children preceded her in death some years ago.

Two brothers and two sisters also are among her survivors--Messrs. Chas. K. Quin of San Antonio and Harry C. Quin of Oklahoma City, Okla., Misses Alice and Carrie Quin of San Antonio, also one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mae Ammann, this city, and a number of grandchildren. All were present except Mr. Harry Quin and family, who on account of distance were unable to make the long trip here.

Mrs. Ammann spent the greater part of her life in and around Weimar. For many years she and her husband lived on their farm a short distance north of town, later moving to Weimar, and for a number of years preceding her death she had resided in our community. Her mother dying while she was still a small girl, she took up the burden of responsibilities and kept the family together, caring for her brothers and sisters until they were able to care for themselves.

She ever proved herself a devoted and painstaking wife and mother, and until physical ills crippled her was an active worker in christian circles. She was a woman of amiable disposition, a kindly neighbor and friend, devoted to her family, and her death has brought much sadness to her family and large circle of friends throughout this section.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, January 1, 1932

Ammann, Paul Griffin

Paul Ammann Memorial Service Held Jan. 26

Paul Griffin Ammann, 81, of Charlotte, North Carolina died Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Houston. Memorial services were held Saturday, Jan. 26 in the Founder’s Chapel in Houston with Rev. Bob Poteet officiating. [Interment Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Mr. Ammann was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Weimar to William Paul and Mae Ammann.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anita Ammann; his children, Sharon Jeffery McMahan and husband Donald, Linda Ammann Wells and husband Charles and David Paul Ammann and wife Winston; his sister-in-law, Bennie Kathryn Ammann; his brother-in-law, W. T. Matlage and wife Virginia; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling, La.

The Weimar Mercury January 31, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Ammann, William Paul

"Will" Ammann Died Last Thursday

With heavy heart we would drop a tear to the memory of our dear friend, Mr. William P. Ammann, who passed from this life on last Thursday afternoon at about three o'clock, at his home in this city, after eighteen months' illness.

His death, although not quite unexpected, has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to the lips of friends and relatives. His was a heart of gold. He was one of nature's noblemen in Its truest sense--brave, generous, manly. His was the soul of honor, and his friends and friendships were sacred to him.

"Will” was born in this section and at the time of his death was in his 36th year--the father of two bright sons, Paul Griffin and Quin Ammann, who will miss "daddy" now that he is gone to a better world, no more to suffer, there to be waiting the coming of his dear ones who were left behind.

It is sad at any time to stand beside the bed of the dying and watch life's ebbing tide drifting the loved one slowly, perhaps, but surely into the great ocean of eternity, but when there comes whispering from parched lips: "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me," it brings a balm to the wounded heart.

Mr. Ammann was a member of the Methodist Church and the Odd Fellow's Lodge of this city. For some time he was connected with the railroad company office in this city and later was cashier of the First State Bank here, which position he held at the' time of his death. He was a steward in the church, he was one of the finest young men we have ever known and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services were held at the family home in this city at 3:30 Friday afternoon, Rev. C. C. McKinney, pastor of the Weimar Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery and the services at the grave were under auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge of this city, of which Mr. Ammann had ever proved a true and faithful member.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, a mother and three brothers, Chas., John and Everett Ammann, besides a legion of friends.

We join others in extending condolence to the bereaved wife and sons and other relatives.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1929, page 1
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