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Anders, Adolph

Houston Chronicle, Oct. 17: Ad. Anders, aged 44 years, died at 5:30 Tuesday morning at his home: 3602 Market Street. He is survived by four sons and one daughter. The two elder sons are with the Rainbow Division in France. He is survived also by two brothers, Frank and Charles Anders, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Windmyer [Windmeyer] and Mrs. Willie Burdon [Millie Barton], the last name of Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1918, page 5
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Agnes (Tumis)

Agnes Anders Funeral Services Held March 30

Agnes L. Anders, 81, formerly of Ammannsville, died March 28 in Pflugerville.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville with Father Tim Kosler officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Anders was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Ammannsville to William and Marcella (Bohac) Tumis.

In 1946, she married Edgar Anders in Ammannsville.

She was a homemaker and worked the farm. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americans, KJZT and affiliated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Mrs. Anders is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Citzler and husband Atlan Jr. of Pflugerville; three grandchildren, Amy Caby, Byron Citzler and Edward Citzler and wife Robin.

She is also survived by brothers, John Tumis and wife Livia of Schulenburg, Allen Tumis and wife Valeria of Houston, and Albert Tumis and wife Pearlie of LaGrange; one sister, Josie Kristek and husband Daniel of Katy; one sister-in-law, Anita Tumis of Hallettsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Anders; infant daughter, Gracie Ann; one brother and one sister.

Weimar Mercury, April 1, 2004.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Al J.

Al Anders Funeral Services Held Dec. 27

Al J. Anders, 87, of Weimar, passed away on Dec. 22 at DeTar Hospital in Victoria due to heart failure.

Funeral services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 a.m. Celebrating the Memorial Mass was Rev. John Bily.

Interment followed in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mr Anders was born on March 8, 1914 in Dubina to Ludwig Anders and Katherine Kaluza.

He married Evelyn Knebel on Nov. 25, 1946 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.

Mr. Anders attended Dubina Parochial School and Weimar High School.

He served honorably as Staff Sergeant in World War II in the 744th Tank Battalion in the European Theatre. He was discharged in November 1945.

He was employed by Mobil Oil from 1946 until his retirement in 1976. During his career with Mobil, the family lived in Mirando City, Texas from 1946 until 1956.

They were then transferred to Pasadena and lived there until 1966 when they returned to Weimar. Mr. Anders worked at the Sheridan plant until he retired.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Society, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Weimar EMS and a charter member of the Heritgage Society Museum.

Mr. Anders loved to help others. He was always available to drive others when they needed to visit their out-of-town doctors. He always enjoyed volunteering to call bingo at Parkview Manor Nursing Center.

He is survived by a loving and devoted family. Survivors include, his wife of 55 years, Evelyn; daughter Janelle and husband Anthony Conzentino of Katy and granddaughter Lindsay of San Marcos.

He is also survived by his sister, Viola Demel of Dubina; his sisters-in-law, Elsie Anders of Crowley and Tillie Anders of Houston; brother-in-law, Harry Knebel Jr. as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews.

Mr. Anders was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Julius Bartek, E.M. Cook, Ben DeGeorge, Harry Knebel Jr., Robert Koenig and Steve Svetlik. All veterans were named honorary pallbearers.

Weimar Mercury, January 3, 2002
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Annie (Schilhab)

Mrs. F. F. Anders, 75, Dies; Rites Set for Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank F. Anders, 75, who succumbed at Youens Hospital early Wednesday morning, will be held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:30 o’clock.

Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Anders had been taken to the hospital late Tuesday afternoon after suffering a heart stroke. She had been a semi-invalid since an earlier stroke, 11 years ago.

Born Annie Schilhab May 1, 1877, in Moravia, Austria, she was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Schilhab, who brought her to this country as a 3-year-old child They settled in the High Hill vicinity and later moved to the rural area west of Weimar. She was married to Mr. Anders January 25, 1900, at St. Michael’s Church here, and since that time had lived in Weimar.

Mrs. Anders was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Anne’s Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Miss Hettie Anders of Weimar; two sons, Arthur Anders of La Mesa, Calif., and Edgar Anders of LaGrange; and two grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, August 15, 1952
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Arthur Edgar "Tex"

Naval Hero Anders Dead at Age 95

Arthur "Tex" Anders, 95, a Weimar native who was a Naval hero died Sunday, Aug. 27 after a brief illness in Rancho Bernardo, Calif.

Interment was scheduled in Rosecrans National Cemetery.

Anders was born Oct. 2, 1903 in Weimar to Frank and Annie Anders. He attended school in Weimar and nearby Flatonia before entering the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland in 1923.

After graduation and commissioning in 1927, he served on various large naval combatants in the waters around Central America and later on the South China Station.
It was while his ship was in the Cavite, PI Naval yard for repairs that he met and married Muriel Adams Anders whose father was the U.S. yard civilians superintendent.
Their son, William, a graduate of the Naval Academy and Apollo 8 astronaut, was born in Hong Kong in 1933 during Tex's first tour on the Yangtze River Patrol made famous by the Steve McQueen movie San Pebbles.

It was in 1937, during his second tour on the Patrol, that then Lt. Anders earned international fame as a key player in a major incident and precursor to World War II -- the sinking of the USS Panay.
On Dec. 12, 1937 the large US river gun boat, Panay, was escorting some American oil tankers up the Yangtze and collecting U.S. and allied civilians threatened by the rapidly advancing Japanese Army during the time of the "Rape of Nanking" in the Sino-Japanese War. Late in the morning, lookouts spotted an approaching formation of Japanese heavy bombers. Though the U.S. was not a combatant in these battles and the Panay was clearly marked with U.S. insignia and flags, the Captain called the crew to "General Quarters" and manned the bridge himself as a precautionary measure.

Anders, the Executive Officer and next senior officer aboard, took his battle station on the gun deck.
Suddenly, and without warning, bombs fell about the ship, one striking the bridge and gravely injuring the captain and crew stationed there.  Anders, though wounded himself in the hands and throat, took over command of the ship and ordered "open fire," probably the first American Naval officer to do so against the Japanese.
Anders' shrapnel hole through his throat prevented him from speaking, yet he direct the crew by writing orders on a navigational chart, first in blood and then in pencil (the chart is on display in the Naval Museum in Washington, D. C.).
Though weakened by loss of blood during the battle, Anders continued until it was obvious that the Panay had been mortally wounded and was about to go under. He then ordered "abandon ship."
The Japanese strafed the departing lifeboats and later searched along the shore, but the crew was able to hide in the tall weeds and was rescued ten days later with the loss of only one crew and an Italian journalist.
For his valor during the battle Anders was awarded the Navy Cross, the highest honor allowable in "peacetime" and the Purple Heart.
This "incident" as it was called was a somber foreshadowing of Japanese intentions in Asia and the Pacific, yet the United States elected to let it pass with nothing more than diplomatic protests.

Complications from Anders' wounds led to his early retirement from the Navy just prior to World War II.
But, while still on convalescent leave in San Diego, he was recalled to duty when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He then spent the bulk of the war as the Personnel Officer of the U. S. Naval Training Center in San Diego while he and his family resided in the nearby LaMesa area.

At war's end, he was retired again and returned to his central Texas hometown area of Weimar and LaGrange.
After a two-year business venture with his brother, the family returned to the Southern California area (LaMesa) where Tex joined the California Department of Motor Vehicles, first as a license examiner and later as an investigator.

He retired from state employment in the seventies and devoted full time to his Mt. Helix avocado grove and as foreman of the San Diego Grand Jury (1972). He moved to Rancho Bernardo in 1992.

Tex Anders is survived by his brother, Edgar "Smiles" Anders of LaGrange; son M/G William Anders USAF (Ret.) of Deer Harbor, Wash.; his six grandchildren, Alan (LaMesa, Calif.), Glen (Boise, Idaho), Gayle Nuffer (Pt. Loma, Calif.), Gregory (Maj. USAFR, Boise, Idaho), Eric (Pasadena, Calif.) and Diana (London); six great-grandchildren and his very special friend, Marian Hamburg (Rancho Bernardo, Calif.).

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be sent to the U.S. Naval Academy fund, Annapolis, MD.

The Weimar Mercury, September 7, 2000, p. 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Arthur John

Arthur Anders Funeral Services Held Dec. 29

Arthur John Anders of Longview passed away on Dec. 26, 2001 in Longview. Services were held at St. Anthony Catholic Church on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001 with his brother, Monsignor Arnold Anders, officiating. Entombment followed in Memory Park Mausoleum in Longview.

Mr. Anders was born Jan. 20, 1920 to Frank H. and Annie Guenther Anders in Dubina. He was a World War II Battle of the Bulge veteran in the 84th infantry Railsplitters Division.

Mr. Anders had been employed by Exxon in Baytown for 29 years, living there during that time.

He had also worked for Borden’s Milk Company in San Antonio. Mr. Anders had been a member of the Baytown Volunteer Fire Department, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled Veterans Association and the American Legion.

He had received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster medals.

Mr. Anders was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margaret Anders Hartensteiner.

He is survived by his wife, Sophie Christen Anders; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette Anders Ross and Joel Ross; two granddaughters, Phedra Ross Elliott and her husband Matthew Elliott and Kirin Nicole Ross.

He is also survived by three brothers, Monsignor Arnold Anders of Corpus Christi, Frank Anders and wife Leona Christen Anders and John Anders and wife Adela Pesl Anders of Rosenberg; and his sister Leona Garza of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Weston Cotton, Jams Giroir, Greg, Mark and James Zabransky, James Hartensteiner. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Wolf and Jeff Zabransky.

Weimar Mercury, February 14, 2002
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Bertha (Kasper) Dittrich

Funeral for Mrs. Anders Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Anders, 97, of Weimar were held Tuesday, Jan. 21, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Gregory O’Connor officiated.

Mrs. Anders, a lifelong resident of the area, died Sunday morning, Jan. 19, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born here Oct. 25, 1888, she was a daughter of Joseph and Maria (Schilhab) Kasper. She was married in 1912 to Joe Dittrich, who died in 1913. Later she married Fred Anders, who died Feb. 12, 1928.

Mrs. Anders was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are three sons, Eddie and Charlie Anders of Weimar and Freddie Anders of Wharton; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Martha Beck of San Antonio. Two daughters, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were John Anders, Jack Scharnberg, Glen Dornak, Edwin Joe Anders, James Anders, and David Anders.

Weimar Mercury, Jan. 23, 1986
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Charles Sr.

Chas. Anders, Sr., Dead

From Houston papers of Tuesday we learned of the death of Mr. Chas. Anders., Sr., a citizen there for the past 35 years, but formerly if we are not mistaken, a resident of this section. Mr. Anders was a brother of Mrs. Louis Barton of this city.

The Weimar Mercury
Friday, December 31, 1937, page 1
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Charles Joseph

Charlie Anders Funeral Held Here Sept. 29

Funeral services for Charles Joseph Anders, 68, of Weimar were held Thursday, Sept. 29, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. John Bily officiated, assisted by Rev. Willie Halata.

Anders died unexpectedly at his home early Tuesday morning, Sept. 27.

Born Aug. 17, 1920 in Weimar, he was a son of Ferdinand and Bertha (Kasper) Anders. He married Leona Knebel here on June 15, 1943. His occupation for many years was in floor covering, and later he worked at Utex Industries until retiring in 1986.

He was a member and usher of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department, and St. Joseph Society.

His wife survives him, along with two daughters and sons-in-law, Lana and Howard Mead of Houston and Carol and Jack Scharnberg of Houston; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Anders of Schulenburg; five grandchildren, Charles and Virgil Mead of Houston, Bryan and Todd Anders of Schulenburg, and Lauren Scharnberg of Houston; and one brother, Edwin F. Anders of Weimar. A brother, Freddie Anders, a half sister, Dorothy Drank, and a step-sister, Florence Anders, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Kasper, Tim Leihardt, Al Anders, Herbert Rerich, Jeff Cernoch, and Joe Wick.

Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1968
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Eddie J.

Eddie Anders Funeral Service's Held Jan. 23

Eddie J. Anders, 89, of Weimar died Jan. 20 in Weimar. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Eddie was born May 9, 1917 in Ammannsville to Joe and Mary (Sassin) Anders.

He attended school through the fifth grade.

Mr. Anders began serving in the U.S. Army in 1942 during World War II. He spent 19 months in Africa, 14 months in Italy and discharged in 1945.

Eddie married Georgia (Kuchar) Anders on June 28,1948 in Weimar.

Mr. Anders was employed by Better Beverages in Weimar and Hallettsville, and was a member of the KC and Veterans organizations. He lived in Weimar all his life.

He is survived by his sons, Garrett Anders of Weimar, Leonard Anders of Spring, and Allan Anders of Katy; and daughter, Darlene Bludau of Hallettsville.

He is also survived by his brother, Eugene Anders of Weimar; sisters, Viasta Beyer of Stafford and Margie Lev of Rosenberg; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Georgia Anders; brothers, Frank, Emil, and Steve Anders; and sister, Martha Dusek.

Pallbearers were Shawn Anders, Brandon Anders, Travis Anders, Chase Anders, Eric Bludau and Mark Anders.

Weimar Mercury, January 25, 2007, page 2A

Anders, Edgar F. "Smiles"

Edgar F. Anders Funeral Services Held March 21

Funeral services for Edgar F. “Smiles” Anders, 96 of La Grange, were held Monday, March 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn with Msgr. Stanley Petru officiating. Interment followed in the LaGrange City Cemetery.

Mr. Anders was born Dec. 28, 1908, in Weimar, to Frank F. and Annie (Schilhab) Anders.

He graduated from Weimar High School and later St. Edwards University in Austin. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played professional baseball for four years.

He then returned to school and graduated from the Danforth Pharmacy School in Ft. Worth.

He married Lynette Stokes on June 15, 1939, in Bellville.

He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II in the South Pacific, New Caledonia, and New Guinea and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

In 1946, he bought the Hermes Drug Store in La Grange and operated it until his retirement in 1979.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was also a 75 year member of the La Grange American Legion; founding member and past commander of the La Grange VFW Post No. 5254; a charter and past member of the La Grange Rotary Club; and a member of the Old Timers Baseball Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Lynette Anders of La Grange; one son, Michael E. “Mike” Anders of La Grange; one nephew, Bill Anders of the Orkas Islands; three nieces, Phyllis Reinhardt of Houston, Jane Leonard of Rosenberg, and Marcia Stokes of Austin; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie (Schilhab) Anders; one sister, Hettie Anders; and one brother, Arthur Anders.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mark’s Medical Center or Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn.

The Weimar Mercury, March 24, 2005
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Edwin Fred

Edwin Fred Anders,85,of Weimar, passed away Jan.29 at St.Luke 's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. He was born in Weimar,Sept.2,1916 to Ferdinand and Bertha (Kasper) Anders and married Mary Jane Halata on Nov.11,1940. He attended St. Michael 's School through the eighth grade and then Weimar High School.

He served as a comunications specialist in the U.S.Army during World War II.He served in France and Italy for 35 months and received the following medals while there:American Theater Campaign Medal,Good Conduct Medal,EAME Campaign Medal with four bronze stars and WWII Victory Medal.Before going to war he owned and operated Eddie 's Service Station.

He was a 61-year volunteer for the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department where her served as first assistant chief and fire marshall;was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Weimar Knights of Columbus. He was an insurance salesman for 39 years with American National Life Insurance and was a member of St. Michael 's Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents;wife;two brothers and two half-sisters.

He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law,Linda and Al Wayne Radke of Columbus and Mary Louise and Alvin Mueller of Weimar;sons and daughters-in-law,Edwin Joe and Rita Anders of Weimar and Alan and Sandra Anders of Katy;10 grandchildren;and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 1 at St.Michael 's Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating.Interment followed in St. Michael 's Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Scott and Todd Radke,Lee and Kyle Mueller and Him[sic] and Brian Anders,all grandsons.

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Eddie Anders Funeral Services Held Feb. 1

Edwin “Eddie” Fred Anders, 85, of Weimar, died Jan. 29, 2002 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston of heart failure.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 1, 2002 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Anders was born Sept. 2, 1916 in Weimar to Ferdinand Anders and Bertha Kasper.

He attended St. Michael’s School through the eighth grade and went to Weimar High School in the ninth grade then went to work.

He married Mary Jane Halata on Nov. 11, 1940 at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church in Moravia.

He and his wife have four children, Linda Radke, Mary Mueller, Edwin Joe Anders and Alan Anders.

Mr. Anders was a communications specialist in the United States Army during World War II. He entered the army on Dec. 21, 1942 and was honorable discharged on Dec. 31, 1945 serving his country for 35 months. He served overseas in France and Italy for one year, six months and ten days.

He received the American Theater Campaign medal, Good Conduct medal, E.A.M.E. Campaign medal with four bronze stars, and the World War II Victory medal.

Before going to war he owned and operated Eddie’s Service Station, and upon his return became an insurance salesman, working for American National Life Insurance Company for 39 years.

Mr. Anders was a Weimar Volunteer Fireman for 61 years, serving as First Assistant Chief from 1974-79 and as Fire Marshal. After his retirement he was made an Honorary Fireman. He was a member of the Weimar VFW Post No. 5875 and the Weimar Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Anders is survived by daughters, Linda and husband Al Wayne Radke of Columbus, and Mary Louise and husband Alvin Mueller of Weimar; two sons, Edwin Joe Anders and wife Rita of Weimar, and Alan Anders and wife Sandra of Katy; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Anders; two brothers and two half-sisters.

Pallbearers were Scott and Todd Radke, Lee and Kyle Mueller, and Jim and Brian Anders, all grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, February 14, 2002
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Eleanora "Alice" (Miksch)

E. Anders Services Held on August 29

Eleanora (Alice) Anders passed away on Sunday, August 26, in Weimar at the age of 86.

She was born April 15, 1936, in Weimar to Henry and Mary Guenther Miksch.
Alice lived in Weimar during her lifetime except for the last year and a half when she was a resident of Schulenburg Regency nursing facility and this is where she took her last breaths of life.

She attended Wildwood School through the eighth grade then continued and graduated from Weimar High School. After graduation she worked at Hobizal Drugstore, Dr. J. J. Mensik, C. C. Lester's Feed Store in the office and at Watzlovick's Drugstore.

On June 10, 1946, she married the love of her life, Emil Anders. They made their home in Weimar where they raised three children, Betty Dawkins, Marilyn Hinze and Mark Andres.

She was a member of St. Michael Church of Weimar and the St. Ann's Society.

In her earlier years she was a member and captain of the Weimar Fire Ladies Pumper team. During their married life, she worked in the home as a homemaker and seamstress.

She made wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and even men's suits. She took in ironing, made noodles, homemade bread, canned vegetables, and made apple strudels.

She also worked outside the home for M.G. Egg Division, Western Auto as a bookkeeper, and Nickerson Farms as a cashier. She spent the last 16 years of her working life as an infant and tiny tot staff and early childhood teacher at the Toddler House day care.

She enjoyed trail rides, where she and her husband did all the cooking for the riders over a campfire and out of the back of a covered wagon.

Dancing was their favorite pass time and taking weekend trips to the river camping and fishing.

Alice loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all her heart. She loved hearing about what everyone was doing. She always wanted to make sure everyone was good and doing things they enjoyed.

She enjoyed talking on her phone each and everyday to as many family members as she could.

Alice Anders is survived by her children, Betty Dawkins of Houston; Marilyn Hinze and companion Mike Charles of Weimar; Mark Anders and wife Lou of Arlington.
Grandchildren, Lisa Dawkins Dellinger and husband David of Houston; Rodney, Kevin (Boomer) and Lacey Hinze of Weimar; Wade Anders of Arlington and Haley Galvan and husband Daniel of Rosenberg and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, and sister-in-law, Henry Jr. and Ann Miksch and sister and brother-in-law Edna and Joe Krecmer.
Funeral services for Alice Anders were held Thurs., Aug. 30, at St. Michael Church in Weimar. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Rodney and Kevin Hinze, Wade Anders, David Joe Anders, Dennis Stavinoha, and James Miksch.

Honorary Pallbearers were James Anders, Frank Callender, Donald Antosh and Thomas Guenther.

Altar servers were Toddler House Alumni students, Collen Schutze and Tanner Sembera. Gifts were brought up by Marilyn Hinze and Mark Anders.

Vocalist was Denise Trojacek, accompanied by Denise Drozd on the organ.

As Alice was leaving the church to her final resting place the organist played Pretty Dancing Girls and The Green Meadow Waltz.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Weimar Fire Department, St. Michael church repair fund or Hospice of South Texas.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, September 13, 2012, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

 

Anders, Emil Robert

Emil Anders Funeral Services Held Dec. 23

Emil Robert Anders died Sunday, Dec. 21, at the age of 84 at St. Luke's Hospital

Funeral services were held at St. Michael Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 23. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary was held Monday, Dec. 22 at Hubbard Funeral Home.

He was born in Fayette County on Oct. 28, 1919 to Joseph Vincent and Marry Sassin Anders.

Emil was a life long resident of the Weimar area. He retired from M-G Inc. after 39 years.

He was a volunteer for the Weimar Fire Department and was a member of the fire pumper team for many years.

He was also a member of St. Michael Church.

His greatest joy of life was spending time at "the farm" in Osage and being surrounded by his children and grandchildren and especially his great-granddaughters who brought so much pleasure to his life. He will be greatly missed.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice Anders; two daughters, Betty Dawkins of Houston and Marilyn Hinze of Weimar,; one son, Mark Anders and wife Lou of Arlington; grandchildren, Rodney and Kristy Hinze, Kevin (Boomer) Hinze and Lacey Hinze, Lisa Dawkins, Wade and Hailey Anders; and great-granddaughters, Chasidy, Leah and Mikayla.

He is also survived by three brothers, Steve, Eddie and Eugene Anders, all of Weimar; two sisters, Vlasta Beyer of Sugar Land and Margie Lev of Rosenberg; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Frank of La Grange and one sister, Martha Dusek of Weimar.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Rodney, Kevin and Wade; and nephews, Allan James and Steven Anders.

Honorary pallbearers were nephews, Garrett, Leonard and David Joe Anders, and attending Weimar Firemen.

Weimar Mercury, January 1, 2004

Anders, Evelyn (Knebel)

Evelyn Anders Services Held Friday, June 19

Evelyn Knebel Anders, 93, of Weimar passed away on June 16 at Parkview Manor Nursing Center following a valiant battle with cancer.

She had been a resident there for the past five years.

Funeral services were held at St. Michael Catholic Church on June 19.

Celebrating the memorial mass was Reverend John Bily.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Evelyn was born on March 5, 1916 in Weimar to Harry Knebel Sr. and Emilia (Bohac) Knebel.

She attended Weimar public schools and graduated from Weimar High School.

Evelyn married Al J. Anders on November 25, 1946 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.

She and Al moved from Weimar in 1946 to Mirando City so that he could begin his career with Mobil Oil.

They lived there until he was transferred to Pasadena in 1956.

They remained there until 1966 when they returned to Weimar.

She enjoyed those years as a homemaker.

Evelyn then became involved in the family retail business, Knebel’s store, until it closed in 1988.

Evelyn enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and derived much joy and happiness from time spent with family and friends.

Her greatest gift was simply the unconditional love she gave to everyone.

She was genuinely a fine lady who truly inspired those around her with her gentleness, patience, wisdom, optimism, unabashed joy of life and a steadfast faith in God.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Society, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, K.J.Z.T. and a charter member of the Weimar Heritage Museum.

Daughter Janelle and husband Anthony Conzentino of Wimberley and granddaughter Lindsay of Dallas survive Evelyn.

A sister-in-law Elsie Anders of Crowley, her cousins Peggy Dierschke of Sealy and Dan Keuper of San Antonio as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews also survive her.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband on December 22, 2001; her parents; her sister Loretta; and her brothers, Junior and Clarence.

Pallbearers were George Anders, Julius Bartek, Mike Demel, Johnny Demel, Todd Dierschke and Ozzie Gotera.

Memorials may be made to St. Michael Church, Parkview Manor or Hospice of South Texas.

Weimar Mercury, 2009
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, F. J.

SUICIDE IDENTIFIED

On July 12 of the present year the body of an unknown man was found hanging to the limb of a tree near Glidden. Colorado County officers made a strong but unsuccesful attempt to locate the relatives of the deceased, and finally had the body interred in Colorado County a few days later. Recently the family of Ad. Ling, failing to hear from Mrs. Ling's father, F. J. Anders, who left here on the date mentioned to visit a sister at High Hill, began to inquire as to his whereabouts, and after failing to locate him, some one suggested that he look into the suicide of the unknown man at Glidden which happened about the time that Mr. Anders departed for High Hill.

Tuesday morning Mr. Ling visited Columbus and the sheriff, positively identifying his father-in-law's hat and pocket knife. [Burial place unknown]

La Grange Journal, October 20, 1921

Anders, Ferdinand

Another Good Citizen Claimed by Death

Again has Death invaded the ranks of our citizenship and taken therefrom a splendid, good man. Sunday morning, after an illness extending over many weeks, the soul of that good man and citizen of our community for so many years, Mr. Ferdinand Anders, Sr., was wafted to that heavenly home above, there to meet and greet his loved ones gone on before. Many hearts were saddened over his death, for he had lived among us for so long a time and his kindly greeting will be greatly missed. The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock, after religious services were held at the church by his late pastor, Rev. Jos. Szymanski. A large crowd was in attendance at the funeral and sorrow was written on every face. Truly a good man had passed from among us.

Active pall bearers at the funeral were as follows; Messrs. Henry J. Laas, Edmund Barta, Frank Wick, Anton Beck, Jr., Emil Gold and Henry Seifert.

Ferdinand Anders was born in Moravia April 15, 1846, and was 83 years, 7 months and 2 days of age at the time of his death. He came to this country in 1870, landing at Galveston. From that point he came by train as far as Columbus, with his three brothers. From Columbus the four brothers walked to High Hill. Mr. Anders, subject of this sketch, first settled in Flatonia, where he lived for several years. It was while residing there that he was united in marriage. The family moved from Flatonia to Dubina, and about thirty-three years ago they again made another change and located at Weimar, where they resided ever since. Mr. Andes was a carpenter by trade and was an active worker up to a short time ago, when age and ill health began to tell upon him and he gave up his calling of a lifetime. Mr. Anders was married twice and to these two unions seven children were born, of whom five survive, as follows: Mr. F. F. Anders, Mrs. Lena Hohensee, Mrs. A. J. Sciba,Misses Emelie and Julia Anders; also one brother, Mr. Joe Anders of Dubina section. One son, Ferdinand, Jr., and the oldest son of the family are dead, the latter having died in infancy, while Ferdinand died a few years ago.

Mr. Anders was a quiet, unobtrusive citizen, well and favorably regarded by all who knew him, a dependable man, a kind father, neighbor and friend, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section, where he had lived so long.

Out heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 22, 1929

Anders, Ferdinand

ANDERS—Houston, Tex., Oct. 24.—The funeral of Ferdinand Anders, aged 45 years, who died Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock at his home, 3608 Market Street, was held at 4 o’clock this afternoon from Westminister chapel. Rev. P. V. Dyck officiated. Burial was made in the German Cemetery. Mr. Anders was a member of L__ Worker___Herman___ Saenger___ by his w__ two brot___ Houston___ Galveston___ Augusta___Amelia Ba___. [second column of article was not readable because it wrapped into the binding; based on research, it is believed that the latter portion of the article may have read, “survived by his wife, and two brothers, Adolph and Charles – one of Houston and one of Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. August Windmeyer and Mrs. Amelia Barton of Weimar.”]

The Weimar Mercury
October 18, 1915, page 5
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Ferdinand Jr.

Ferd. Anders, Jr., Succumbs; Long Illness

Mr. Ferd. Anders, Jr., a popular and highly respected resident of our city for many years, aged about 40 years, died at the family residence Saturday night, after an illness of about four months, from typhoid fever and its complications. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in an impressive service.

The local fire department, of which Mr. Anders had long been a faithful and consistent member, attended the funeral in a body.

Mr. Anders was a man highly esteemed by all. Honest, upright, of engaging personality, friendly to one and all, he was welcomed in and at every gathering of his fellow-men.

Some four months ago he was taken ill with typhoid fever, and although he put up a hard fight for life, and everything possible was done for his welfare by family, physicians and nurses, the Master called him and he responded to the call.

His death is deeply and sincerely deplored by our entire citizenship, who feel that the community has lost a good and valued man.

Mr. Anders is survived by his widow, several children, his aged father, Ferd. Anders, Sr., two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Sciba of San Antonio and Miss Millie Anders, this city, one brother, F. F. Anders of Hill State Bank, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of our people is extended.

Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1928
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Florence

Services Set for Florence Anders, 47, Here Thursday

Funeral services for Miss Florence Anders, 47, of San Antonio, who died Tuesday in Nix Hospital there, will be held in St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Thursday morning, Oct. 5.

Rosary will be recited tonight (Wednesday) at 8:30 in the Zizik-Kearns Funeral Home at San Antonio.

A daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Anders, she was born in the Weimar area and was graduated at Weimar High School in 1930. She enrolled in nursing study at Santa Rosa Hospital and became a registered nurse. She had lived in San Antonio ever since.

Surviving her are her stepmother, Mrs. Bertha Anders of Weimar; three brothers, Eddie and Charlie Anders of Weimar and Freddie Anders of Wharton; two aunts, Miss Julia Anders and Mrs. Car a cousin, Mrs. Paul Biedeger of San Antonio.

(Submitter’s Note: Burial – St. Michael’s Cemetery.)

The Weimar Mercury, October 5, 1961
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Frank

Frank Anders, 77, Dies In Houston

Frank Anders, 77, of Houston, died Wednesday morning in a Houston hospital. He was a former resident of Weimar, but has spent the last 37 years in Houston. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Smith of Denison; two sons, Charlie of Houston, and F. W. Anders of Hearne; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Weintemeyer of Houston, and Mrs. Millie Barton of Weimar. He was buried in Houston.

The Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1941, page 3
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Frank C.

Frank C. Anders Dies Suddenly; Rites Held Here

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church Tuesday morning for Frank G. Anders, 48, who died early Sunday afternoon while at work at La Grange.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Regularly employed as a carpenter, he had a part-time job at the Recreation Club in LaGrange.

Mr. Anders, a native of Weimar, was not married. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Mary Anders of Weimar; four brothers, Eddie, Emil, Steve and Eugene, all of here; and three sisters, Mrs. Pete Dusek and Mrs. Alfred Beyer of Weimar and Mrs. Daniel Lev of Rosenberg.

The Weimar Mercury January 8, 1970.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Frank F.

Frank F. Anders Succumbs at 87

Death came early Sunday morning, Sept. 29, to 87-year-old Frank F. Anders, president emeritus of Hill Bank & Trust Co., at Sievers Rest Home, Gonzales where he had been a patient the past three months.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Henry O. Rolf officiated.

Pallbearers were Hollis Massey, Henry Brasher, H. Ed Rabel, John Hajovsky, J. W. Stokes and John Kasper, Sr.

Mr. Anders ended more than 40 years active service in the bank January 30, 1959, becoming president emeritus, when ill health forced his retirement from the presidency. He started with the bank as an assistant cashier in 1918, was made vice-president in 1942, and on January 1, 1952, was named president.

Born Aug. 5, 1876, at Dubina, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Anders, he moved to Weimar at the age of 19, and married Miss Annie Schilhab here January 5, 1900. Mrs. Anders died August 15, 1952.

Mr. Anders was a 43-year member of the Knights of Columbus, which he had served as grand knight several times in the past; a member of the St. Joseph’s Society; a 66-year member of the Hermann Sons Lodge; and an honorary fireman. Members of these organizations paid him tribute in the rosaries and the funeral services.

Surviving him are a daughter, Miss Hettie Anders of Weimar; two sons, Comdr. Arthur F. Anders of LaMesa, Calif., and E. F. Anders of La Grange; two grandsons, Air Force Capt. Wm. A. Anders of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Michael Anders of LaGrange; and four great-grandchildren.

The Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1963
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Frank H.

Frank H. Anders Funeral Services Held July 20

Frank H. Anders Jr., 84, of Baytown, formerly of Weimar died July 16 in Baytown. Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 20 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily and Msgr. Arnold Anders officiating.

Interment followed in the St. Michael Cemetery.

Frank was born on May 20, 1921 in Dubina to Frank J. Sr. and Annie (Guenther) Anders.

He attended St. Edwards School in Dubina.

Frank married Leona F. (Christen) Anders on Nov. 19, 1940 at St. Michael Church.

Mr. Anders lived 83 years in the Weimar area and for the past 11 months was living in Baytown.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Frank was a dairy farmer and also worked for Texas Highway Department Maintenance in Columbus.

Mr. Anders enjoyed playing dominos, loved polka music and was very lucky at winning cake walks.

He is survived by his wife, Leona of 64 years; sons, Patrick J. Anders and Michael J. Anders, both of Baytown; daughters, Rita Kasper of Shiner and Daria Emmel of Weimar.

He is also survived by his brothers, Msgr. Arnold A. Anders of Corpus Christi and John L Anders Sr. of Rosenberg; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Thomas W. Anders; brother, Arthur; sisters, Leona Garza and Margaret Hartensteiner.

Pallbearers were Patrick J. Anders II, Kenneth Kasper, Richard Kasper, Brian Emmel, Chad Emmel, Chris Clements, Boe Reeves and David Whitman.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Funds or charity of ones choice.

The Weimar Mercury, July 28, 2005
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Freddie J. Jr.

Freddie J. Anders Jr., 60, of Wharton, died Tuesday, October 6, 1987, in a Houston hospital, following a brief illness.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, October 7, at the Wharton Funeral Home Chapel.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m., Friday, October 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, with the Rev. Joe Koebel officiating.

Burial followed in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

Born May 8, 1927 in Weimar, Mr. Anders had lived in Wharton for the past 28 years. He was a produce department employee of the H.E.B. Food Store in Wharton.

Mr. Anders served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former post commander of American Legion Post 87 in Wharton and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also has been a retired member of the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ferdinand Joseph and Bertha Kasper Anders.

Surviving are his wife, Viola Kosler Anders of Wharton; three daughters: Myra Aprea, Iris Petrash and Gloria Barbee, all of Wharton; two sons, James Anders and David Anders, both of Wharton; two brothers, Eddie F. Anders and Charles Anders, both of Weimar; and nine grandchildren.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton.

Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

F. Anders Funeral Held at Wharton

Funeral services for Freddie Joseph Anders Jr., 60, of Wharton were held Friday, Oct. 9, from Holy Family Catholic Church, Wharton, with Father Joe Koebel officiating.

Military graveside services followed at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Wharton American Legion Post 87.

Anders died Oct. 6 in a Houston hospital after a brief illness.

Born May 8, 1927, in Weimar, he was a son of Ferdinand Joseph Sr. and Bertha (Kasper) Anders. He married Viola Kosler at Weimar on Aug. 17, 1948.

A World War II Army veteran, Anders had lived at Wharton 28 years. He was commander of the American Legion post there, a member of the VFW, and a retired volunteer fireman. A former employee of Oshman Dry Goods Store, he was a sales agent for American National Insurance Co., a former employee of Sangs Supermarket, and for the past seven years was employed with the H.E.B. Produce Dept. in Wharton.

Surviving are his wife, Viola Anders of Wharton; daughters and sons-in-law, Myna and Al Aprea, Iris and Eddie J. (Bubba) Petrash, and Gloria and Milton Barbee, all of Wharton; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Chris Anders and David and Sharon Anders, of Wharton; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Eddie F. Anders and Charles Anders, both of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers were Vincent Aprea, Albert Aprea Jr., Ricky Rosenauer, Gary Rosenauer, Ray Thomas Brown and Tommy Janak.

Named honorary pallbearers were Keith Barbee, David Barbee, Kyle Anders, all HEB employees, and all members of the Wharton Legion and VFW posts and the Wharton Volunteer Fire Department.

The Weimar Mercury, October 15, 1987
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Georgia (Kuchar)

Services Held May 2 For Georgia Anders

Funeral services for Georgia Anders, 72, were held May 2 at St. Michael Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

She died April 29 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Mrs. Anders was born December 20, 1921 at Weimar to Vincent and Annie (Bayer) Kuchar.

On June 28, 1948 she married Eddie J. Anders of Weimar.

She was a member of the K.J.Z.T. and the St. Michael Catholic Church.

Her husband survives her, along with four children, Garrett Anders of Weimar, Leonard Anders of Houston, Allan Anders of Katy, and Darlene Bludau of Hallettsville; one sister, Mildred Santoro of Dallas and one brother, John Kuchar of Weimar; and seven grandchildren.

One sister preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Mark Anders, Michael Santoro, James Anders, Shawn Anders, Frank Bludau and Eric Bludau.

The Weimar Mercury, May 5, 1994
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Hettie A.

Hettie Anders, Longtime city Clerk, Buried

Funeral services for Miss Hettie Anders, 76, who had managed the City's business office the past 32 years, were held Wednesday, April 9, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Charles B. Carolan officiated.

Miss Anders died Monday, April 7, at Youens Memorial Hospital, of cancer.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born October 16, 1896, the daughter of Frank F. and Annie Schilhab Anders. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors are two brother, Edgar Anders of La Grange and Arthur Anders of California.

Pallbearers were F. F. Brasher, David Kahlich, John Hajovsky, Tom Hinton, Fred Vornsand and Edwin F. Anders.

Weimar Mercury, April 17, 1875

Anders , John Leonard Sr.

John Anders Services Held On August 20

John Leonard Anders, Sr., 84, passed away on August 16 at his home in Rosenberg.

John was born in Dubina to Frank and Anne Guenther Anders on July 6, 1930, the youngest of six children.
After attending St. John’s Minor Seminary in San Antonio, he graduated in 1949 from Schulenburg High School.

He married Adelle Pesl on June 21, 1952 in St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. They lived in San Antonio before moving to Houston after his service at Fort Hood during the Korean Conflict. In addition to Mr. Anders’ Army duty, he served in the Texas National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.

After 43 years with the US Postal Service in Bellaire, John retired in 1999 to enjoy the activities of his family and grandchildren.

He was a devout Catholic and valued a religious education by sending his children to Holy Ghost Catholic School in Bellaire and Holy Rosary Catholic School in Rosenberg as well as Marian High School, St. Agnes Academy and Strake Jesuit College Preparatory in Houston.

Mr. Anders was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 2801 and the 4th Degree Msgr. Tydlacka Assembly No. 1114, the Czech Heritage Society of Fort Bend, the National Alliance of Czech Catholics and the American Legion Post No. 271. He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Aug. 19 with a Vigil service and Rosary led by the Knights of Columbus No. 2801 of Rosenberg.

The service was presided by Deacon Don Ries of Sacred Heart Church, where Mr. Anders was a member for many years. Their pastor, Father Joe Templado, offered the funeral Mass and co-celebrating with him was his brother, Monsignor Arnold Anders, Father Greg Mirto and Father Eric Pitre of Sealy who also delivered the homily. Lillie Kucherka and Nathan Anders, grandchildren, served as altar servers.

His children, Emily Kucherka and Benedict Anders were the lectors and his daughters, Monica Lopez, Theresa Wappel and Angela Anders presented the offertory gifts. Sons, John Jr., Robert, Benedict, Stephen, Timothy and Philip served as their father’s Pallbearers.

The music was delivered by Lou Gonzales, organist and Betty Holub, cantor. Members of the ACTS community choir led the congregational singing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Arthur and Frank and their wives, Sophie and Leona; sisters, Margaret Hartensteiner and husband Bernard and Leona Garza and husband Anthony.

John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Adelle; his daughters, Monica Lopez and husband Laurence, Mary Ondrey, Kathleen Malone, Cecilia Anders, Patricia Anders, Theresa Wappel and husband Joe; Emily Kucherka and husband James and Angela Anders; sons, John Jr. and wife Carol; Robert and his wife Deborah; Benedict, Stephen, Timothy and wife Dawn and Philip and wife RoxAnn.

He is also survived by 21 grandchildren, William, Amy, Jason, Andrea, Bridget, Sarah, James, Christina, John Paul, Henry, Justus, Jacob, Ashley, Moriah, Lillie, Nicole, Nathan, Vincent, Elizabeth, Johnathan, Catherine; three step-grandchildren, Whitney, Austin and Kendal Mendez; eleven great-grandchildren and his brother, Monsignor Arnold Anders of Corpus Christi.
Before the interment in St. Michael Cemetery, Msgr. John Bily resided over a prayer service in St. Michael Church.

If anyone wishes to make a donation, please consider the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 or to the Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County, 2918 Ave I, Rosenberg, TX 77471.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, August 28, 2014, p. 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

 

 

Anders, Joseph V.

Final Rites for Joseph V. Anders, 75, Held Monday

Funeral services for Joseph V. Anders, 75-year-old retired farmer, were held Monday morning, March 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Henry Rolf officiated.

Mr. Anders had been under treatment for a heart condition for about two years, but his death at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home came unexpectedly.

He was a lifelong resident of this area. Born Nov. 21, 1887, at Dubina, he was a son of Vincent and Frances Kainer Anders. He married Miss Mary Sassin at Dubina on Nov. 7, 1911, and they settled first at Ammannsville, later moving to the Holman section, then near Weimar. For the past five years Mr. Anders and his wife have lived with their son, Eugene, about a mile east of town. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the KJT lodge. On Saturday, the day after his death, he was to have been presented his 50-year KJT membership pin.

Mr. Anders is survived by his wife; five sons, Eddie J., Emil, Steve and Eugene of Weimar and Frank of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Peter (Martha) Dusek of LaGrange, Mrs. Alfred (Vlasta) Beyer of Weimar and Mrs. Daniel (Margaret) Lev of Rosenberg; 15 grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Otto (Frances) Koenig and Mrs. John (Angelina) Jokel of Vernon, Mrs. Edward (Sophie) Janecka of Rosenberg and Mrs. Albina Beyer of Wharton; and two brothers, Louis of Dubina and Emil of Fairchild. A sister, Mrs. Louis Janecka, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Albert Kobersky, Edward Cernoch, Albert Cernoch, Ivan Mazoch, Charles Janecka and Leon Rainosek.

The Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1963
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Julie

Final Rites for Miss Julie Anders, 78, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Miss Julie Anders, 78, who died in her sleep early Monday morning at San Jacinto Hotel, were held Wednesday morning, Jan. 22, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. John Bily officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Miss Anders had returned to Weimar last spring to make her home at the hotel, after living in San Antonio about 25 years. She was born Oct. 27, 1885, at Dubina, the daughter of Fred and Julia Anders, and lived there until moving to San Antonio. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at San Antonio.

Her sister, with whom she had lived in San Antonio, Mrs. Carrie Sciba, now of Kerrville, is her only immediate survivor.

Pallbearers were Edgar Anders, Eddie Anders, Frank Anders Jr., John Kasper Sr., John Hajovsky and Leon Beck.

Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1964
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Julia (Klesel)

Death of An Estimable Lady: Mrs. Ferd. Anders, Sr. Passes Away After Many Years Illness

The sad news was wafted over the city early Monday morning that Mrs. Julia Anders, beloved wife of Mr. Ferd. Anders, Sr., was dead. Her death occurred at the family home in the northern part of town about 8 o’clock, after an illness extending over a period of about five years, during all of which time she was practically an invalid. Despite her long period of suffering, she bore up cheerfully and was heard to utter but few complaints. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Revs. Szymanski of this city, Lenzen of Schulenburg and Anders of Cistern officiating in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Mrs. Anders was born in Germany on the 20th of October, 1853, and would have been 73 years old on the day following her death. At the age of 26 she came to America, settling at High Hill, where she soon afterward was united in marriage to Mr. Anders. The couple lived at High Hill two years, then moved to the Dubina section. Afterward they moved to Weimar, where they have resided for the past thirty-one years. She is survived by her aged husband, three daughters, Mrs. Andrew Sciba of Schulenburg, Misses Millie and Julia Anders of this city, and two sons, Messrs. Frank F. Anders and Ferd. Anders, Jr., of this city, besides several grandchildren.

Mrs. Anders was always a kindly, good woman, a devoted wife and mother, one who loved to do for her friends and neighbors, and ever possessed the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Her death has caused many pangs of sorrow to pervade the hearts of our people.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, October 22, 1926
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Leona Alexia (Knebel)

Leona Alexsia Anders Services Held Jan. 14

Leona Alexsia Anders, 90, of Weimar, passed away on Jan. 9, 2011.

She was born July 8, 1920, to John and Olga Miska Knebel Jr. in Weimar, and attended school in Schulenburg.

Leona married Charles Joseph Anders on June 15, 1943, at St. Michael Rectory in Weimar.

She was a housewife, and she spent her entire life in Weimar.

Leona was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

She is survived by daughters, Lana Mead of Houston, and Carol Scharnberg of Round Rock; one son, John Anders of Schulenburg; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Jan. 14, at St. Michael Catholic Church, with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bryan Anders, Todd Anders, Charles Mead, Virgil Mead, Jack Scharnberg and Jim Knebel.

The Weimar Mercury
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Leona F. (Christen)

Leona F. Anders Services Held Here Oct. 9

Leona F. Anders left this world for a better place on Oct. 6.

She was born on May 26, 1921, to Emil Christen and Mary Tobola Christen.

The youngest of thirteen children, she attended school in New Bielau and St. Joseph in Yoakum.

On Nov. 19, 1940, she married Frank H. Anders Jr.

They settled down and began their married life on the Christen family farm, where she was born.

Together they ran a dairy farm for many years.

They were blessed with four children; Patrick, Michael, Rita, and Daria.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years; her son, Michael; grandson, Thomas; and all of her siblings.

She is survived by her son, Patrick and wife Carol; daughters, Rita Kasper and Daria and Alvin Emmel; and daughter-in-law, Maribel Anders.

She is also survived by grandchildren, Brigette and husband David Whitman, Patrick J. II and wife Donna Anders, Yvonne and husband Chris Clements, Christi and husband Michael Lovell, Kenneth and wife Lori Kasper, Richard and wife Karen Kasper, Vicki and husband Boe Reeves, Brian and wife Sheryl Emmel, and Chad and wife Jennifer Emmel.

She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Jessica Kasper, Kristen Griffin, Melissa Griffin, Kendall Kasper, Kayla Kasper, Kayleigh Anders, Abigail Anders, Cody Clements, Madelyn Kasper, Logan Kasper, Patrick J. Anders III and baby Hailey Clements, Cody Emmel, Briana Emmel, Weston Emmel, Averi Reeves and Izabela Reeves.

Services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Brian Emmel, Chad Emmel, Kenneth Kasper, Richard Kasper, Patrick Anders II, and Chris Clements.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Michael Lovell, Boe Reeves, David Whitman and Ronnie Stock.

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 2010
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Leona M. (Zappe)

Leona Anders Services Held Here April 16

Leona M. Andes passed away April 14, 2011.

Leona was born on March 31, 1931, at Appelts Hill in Lavaca County to Fritz and Selma Zappe.

And along with her sister, Josephine she attended school at Pleasant Grove school and graduated Hallettsville High School in 1948.

Leona married Steve Anders in 1952 and lived in Weimar where she raised three sons.

Not only was she a homemaker, she worked at Stanzel’s in Schulenburg and Columbus and Weimar nursing homes.

She was a faithful member of St. Michael Church and also members of the Catholic Daughters and St. Ann’s Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband Steve and her parents Fritz and Selma Zappe.

Leona is survived by her sister Josephine Klesel of Schulenburg, three sons; James and wife Patsy of Weimar, Steven and wife Cecilia of College Station, and David of Weimar.

Six grandchildren, Pamela, Luke, Nick, Stephanie of College Station and Clint and Jamie of Weimar.

And one great-grandchild, Elizabeth of College Station.

Services were held Saturday, April 16 at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Luke Andres, Nick Anders, Clint Anders, Mark Anders, Allen Anders, Paul Lev, Leroy Klesel and Donnie Machiecek.

The Weimar Mercury
April 21, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Ludmilla

Last Rites for Miss Lud. Anders, 62, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Miss Ludmilla Anders, 62, were held Saturday, February 7, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, continuing at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina, with interment in the church cemetery.

Rev. Arnold Anders, her nephew, was celebrant of the Solemn High Mass. Rev. Thomas Flanagan was deacon and Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan sub-deacon. Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd gave the sermon, and Rev. John Anders, Miss Anders’ brother, conducted the graveside services.

Miss Anders was born April 20, 1896, in Dubina, a daughter of the late Joe and Mary Anders. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church, and a member of the KJZT Society. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 38 years. The past six years she had been employed at Huth Memorial Hospital in Yoakum, where she died Feb. 5 after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by three sisters, Sister Mary Firmina, a member of the Lady of the Lake Covent, now stationed in Chapell Hill, Mrs. Mary Kloesel of Baytown, and Miss Theresa Anders of Dubina; three brothers, Rev. John Anders of Cistern, Edward of Dubina and Joe of Schulenburg. A number of nieces and nephews also survive, including Rev. Arnold Anders and Sister M. Ida of San Antonio. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Anton in 1952 and Frank in 1958.

Pallbearers were Theo and Ed Kloesel of Baytown, V. J. Kana of Eagle Lake, and Bernard Hartensteiner and Robert Dittrich of Dubina.

The Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1959
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Mary (Sassin)

Final Rites for Mrs. J. Anders

Funeral services for Mrs. Joseph V. (Mary) Anders, 82, were held Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated.

Mrs. Anders died Sept. 24 after two weeks in Youens Memorial Hospital for treatment of a heart condition.

A lifelong resident of this area, she was born July 15, 1890, at Dubina, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Sassin. She was married to Mr. Anders Nov. 7, 1911, and they settled first at Ammannsville, later moving to the Holman area and then near Weimar. Mr. Anders died in 1963.

For the past 14 years Mrs. Anders has lived with her son Eugene, about a mile east of Weimar. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Christian Mothers.

Survivors are four sons, Eddie J., Emil, Steve and Eugene, all of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Pete Martha Dusek and Mrs. Alfred (Vlasta) Bayer of Weimar and Mrs. Daniel (Margie) Lev of Rosenberg; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. John Honc of Wharton; and two brothers, Frank Sassin of Sweet Home and Theophil Sassin of Weimar.

Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were one son, Frank; a sister, Mrs. Albert Mican; and two brothers, Pete and Adolf Sassin.

Pallbearers were Mark Anders, Garrett Anders, James Anders, Michael Lev, Lonnie Hinze, and Joseph Steffek.

The Weimar Mercury, October 5, 1972.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Mary J. (Halata)

Mary J. Anders Funeral Services Held Feb. 19

Mary J. Anders, 83, of Weimar died Feb. 17 at Parkview Manor due to a long illness. Funeral services were held Feb. 19 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed in St. Michael Cemetery.

Organist for the service was Annette Coerver. Soloist was Nancy Rosenauer performing “Amazing Grace,” “Be Not Afraid,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Here I Am Lord.” Dan Mueller gave the eulogy. Altar servers were Clay Bittner, Jonathan Hadash, Willie Janecka and Corey Divin.

Lector was Heather Koenig. Eucharistic minister was Betty Hattermann. Offertory gifts were present by Kellie Hattermann, Erin Anders, Christi Anders, Tiffany Anders, granddaughters of Mrs. Anders.

She was born Feb. 10, 1917 in Swiss Alp, Fayette County, to Joseph and Aloysia Olsovsky Halata. She married Edwin F. Anders on Nov. 11, 1940 in Moravia at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church.

She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters.

She was a resident of this area for 59 years.

Survivors include: her husband; daughters, Linda Radke and husband Al Wayne of Columbus, Mary Louise Mueller and husband Alvin of Weimar; sons, Edwin Joe Anders and wife Rita of Weimar, and Alan W. Anders and wife Sandra of Katy; a brother, Rev. Wm. Halata of Moravia; sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Bernice) Novak of Pearland and Mrs. Charles (Leona) Sooter of Los Angeles, Calif.; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Halata and a sister Ollie Pohl.

Pallbearers were Scott Radke, Todd Radke, Lee Mueller, Kyle Mueller, Jim Anders and Brian Anders, grandsons of Mrs. Anders.

Weimar Mercury, February 2000
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Millie

Millie Anders, 80, Former Resident, Buried Monday

Funeral services for Miss Millie Anders, 80, of San Antonio, formerly of here, were held Monday morning, June 26, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Louis Fritz officiated. Grandnieces of Miss Anders played the organ and sang, and grandnephews served at the altar.

Miss Anders who had lived in this area about 40 years before moving to San Antonio 23 years ago, died at 9:45 p.m.. Saturday in her home there. She had been ill about three years.

Born May 22, 1881, at Schulenburg, she was a daughter of Julia and Ferdinand Anders Sr. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in San Antonio.

Surviving her are one brother, Frank F. Anders of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Sciba and Miss Julia Anders, both of San Antonio; nieces, Mrs. Paul (Laura) Biediger and Miss Florence Anders of San Antonio, and others.

Paullbearers were Eddie Anders, Freddie Anders, and Johnny Kasper Sr. of Weimar, Edgar Anders of LaGrange, Arthur Anders of Baytown and Paul Biediger Jr. of San Antonio

The Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1961
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Steve E.

Steve E. Anders Funeral Services Held Aug. 26

Steve E. Anders, 81, of Weimar died August 23 at Oak Bend Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 26 at St. Michael Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Steve was born Dec. 2, 1923 in Holman to Joe and Mary (Sassin) Anders.

He married Leona M. Zappe on Feb. 4, 1951 in Hallettsville.

Mr. Anders received a three-year Rifleman in Company “A” 358 infantry in World War II, Vet in Germany. He was also a member of St. Joseph.

Steve was a resident of Weimar his whole life and enjoyed working at M-G Inc.

He is survived by his wife Leona M. Anders of 53 years; sons, James Anders and wife Patsy of Weimar, Steven Anders and wife Cecilia of College Station, and David “Chili” Anders of Weimar.

He is also survived by his siblings, Eddie Anders of Weimar, Eugene Anders of Weimar, Valasta Beyer of Sugarland, and Margaret Lev of Rosenburg; and six grandchildren, Pamela, Luke, Nick, Stephanie, Clint and Jamie.

He was preceded in death by his two grandchildren, Jake and Kurt Anders; sister, Martha Dusek; and brothers, Frank Anders and Emil Anders.

Pallbearers were Thomas Guenther, Gene Rosenauer, Thomas Lev, Paul Lev, Mark Anders and Allan Anders.

The Weimar Mercury, Sept. 1, 2005
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Anders, Wilhelmina (Seifert)

Mrs. Minnie Anders

Mrs. Minnie Anders, wife of Ferdinand Anders, Jr., died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning, at the family home a mile east of Weimar, after an illness of some three weeks, during which she suffered intensely. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s cemetery, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, and was attended by a very large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends. Rev. Jos. Szymanski, rector of St. Michael’s church, performed the touching funeral ceremony. Mrs. Anders was the daughter of Anton Seifert and wife, worthy residents of this city, and was reared to young womanhood in this city and immediate vicinity. About three years ago she was united in marriage to Ferd. Anders, Jr., the husband of her choice, and the union was a happy one. A heart-broken husband, little three-weeks old girl baby, father, mother, several sisters and brothers, survive her. Mrs. Anders was a quiet, earnest, good woman, a faithful, devoted wife, one of the best of neighbors and friends, and her death after such a long, lingering struggle and such an earnest desire as she expressed to live, has brought much sadness and gloom over this section among her large circle of friends, relatives and acquaintances. The Mercury joins in heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family, in the hope that a merciful Providence will console them as He alone can.
[Submitter's note:  Minnie was born on May 6, 1888 in Texas.  Her parents were Anton Seifert, Sr. and Mary Halfman.]

Weimar Mercury, March 27, 1914
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
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