Adela Berger Funeral Services Held April 11
Adela Berger, 95, of Weimar, died April 9, at Fayette Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held April 11, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at the St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Berger was born July 9, 1906 in Weimar.
She married Albert Berger on Nov. 7, 1927 in Weimar.
She is survived by a son Melroy and wife Rose Berger and daughter Mae Ann Kleihege; two sisters, Elsie Kainer of Weimar and Millie Petras of La Grange; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, an infant son and daughter; one brother, one sister and son-in-law.
Pallbearers were David Berger, Kenneth Berger, Brian Berger, Andrew Berger, Michael Kleihege, and Steve Howard.
Weimar Mercury, May 2, 2002
Berger, Adolf Sr.
Adolf Berger, Sr., 82, Dies; Funeral Set For Friday
Funeral services for Adolf Berger, Sr., 82-year-old retired farmer of the Wildwood section who died Wednesday morning at 8:45 after a heart attack, will be held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church at 9:00 o’clock Friday morning, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mr. Berger, a resident of this area for more than 70 years, had been ill for about 18 months.
A native of Austria, he came to this country as a young boy, his family settling at Dubina. Later he moved to the Sedan section and many yeas ago settled permanently at Wildwood. He married Miss Annie Schenk about 60 years ago. Mr. Berger was a member of the Catholic Church and Hermann Sons Lodge.
Survivors include his widow; six sons, Adolf, Charles, Albert, Edward, and Fred, all of Weimar, and Emil of Swiss Alp; three daughters, Mrs. John Hoelscher, Mrs. Victor Vacek and Mrs. Martha Bayer, all of Weimar; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers for the service will be Edwin Berger, Melroy Berger, Joe Chamrad, Frank F. Andes, Adolf Schindler and John F. Heger.
Weimar Mercury, July 4, 1952, page 1
Berger, Adolph A.
Final Rites for Adolph A. Berger, 66, Held Friday
Funeral services for Adolph A. Berger, 66, lifelong resident of this area, were held Friday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
The Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan and Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated in the requiem mass. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Berger died early Thursday morning at Renger Hospital in Hallettsville. He had been in poor health the past 3 1/2 years.
Born Oct. 10, 1893, at Sedan in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Adolph and Anna Schenk Berger. He married Miss Annie Pavlik here Oct. 24, 1917, and they engaged in farming in the area north of Weimar.
Survivors in addition to his widow are one son, Edwin A. Berger of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Jos. C. (Georgie) Muras, Jr., and Mrs. T. C. (Dorothy) Mensik, of Weimar; four grandchildren; four brothers, Charlie, Edward and Ferdinand of Weimar and Emil of Ammannsville; and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Hoelscher, Mrs. Victor (Rosie) Vacek and Mrs. Martha Bayer, all of Weimar.
He was preceded in death by a daughter who died in infancy and by a brother, Albert E. Berger, in March of this year.
Pallbearers were six nephews: Lawrence, Joseph and Jimmie Pavlik, Melroy and Freddie Berger, and Victor Vacek Jr.
Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1961
Berger, Albert E.
Funeral Services For Albert Berger, 56, Held Monday
Funeral services for Albert E. Berger, 56, farmer of the Wildwood section, were held Monday morning, March 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd and the Rev. Louis Fritz officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Berger, a lifelong resident of the Weimar area, died at noon Saturday, about 2 hours after being admitted to Youens Hospital. He had been in ill health for some time and had undergone a gall bladder operation two months ago. He had seemed to be recovering satisfactorily until early Saturday morning when he suddenly became very ill.
Born May 5, 1904, at Dubina, he was a son of Adolph and Anna Schenk Berger. He married Miss Adela Kainer here on Nov. 7, 1927, and they had made their home in the Wildwood section since then.
Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Milroy[sic], of La Grange; a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Kleihege of Houston; two granddaughters, Betty Jo and Cathy Sue Berger of La Grange; five brothers, Adolph, Edward, Charles and Fred Berger, all of the Weimar area, and Emil Berger of Swiss Alp; and three sisters, Mrs. John H. Hoelscher, Mrs. Victor Vacek and Mrs. Martha Bayer, all of here.
Pallbearers were Edgar Bahner, Joe Chamrad, Oscar Schindler, Joe Muras, Ted Mensik and Edwin Billeck.
Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1961, page 1
Berger, Alfred Paul
Final Rites Held For Alfred Berger
Relatives and friends in the area learned with regret that funeral services for Alfred Paul Berger, Sr., 71 of Garwood were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Monsignor Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating.
Mr. Berger died in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital on Monday, April 5th after an extended illness. He had been a resident of Garwood for the past 50 years.
Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home. A rosary was also recited at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church by the Knights of Columbus.
Born in Fayette County on Feb. 7, 1911, he was the son of the late Frank and Ludmilla Dietrich Berger. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Nada Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include: his widow, Helen of Nada; three daughters, Sister Gregoria of Victoria, Carol Rainbolt of Edna and Jeanette Evans of Wharton; five sons, Alfred P., Jr., Timmy, both of San Antonio, John of Angleton, Jim of Rosenberg and Patrick of Friendswood; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Richter of Pleasanton and Annie Dietrich of Schulenburg, three brothers, Rudolph of Schulenburg, William of Pennsylvania and Otto of San Antonio; and 15 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tommy, Andy, Tony and Bryan Berger and Clark and Gregory Popp.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends in the loss of this loved one.
Eagle Lake Headlight April 15, 1982, page 15
Submitted by Dorothy Cox
DEATH OF MRS. BERGER
Passes Away at Hospital in San Antonio
Mrs. Berger, the aged mother of Ad. Berger Jr., of this vicinity died Friday night at San Antonio, where she had been taken a few days previous for an operation. The remains were brought here Saturday afternoon for interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev . Szymanski officiating. We understand her death occurred before the operation was performed. A large crowd of sympathizing friends and relatives met the remains at the depot. Mrs. Berger was much beloved in her community, and her death is genuinely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones, who have lost a most beloved mother and grandmother.
Weimar Mercury, September 14, 1917
Mrs. Anna Berger, an aged lady living in the Sedan community, died Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kainer, and was buried Wednesday afternoon at St. Michael’s cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. She also was the mother of Jos. Berger and Anton Berger of this vicinity. and was a good woman, loved by all her neighbors and friends. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, February 23, 1912, page 4
Berger, Anna (Schenk)
Funeral Services For Mrs. Berger, 85, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Berger, widow of the late Adolf Berger Sr., were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd preached the sermon and the Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan was celebrant of the mass.
Born May 8, 1874, in Austria, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna Schenk, who brought her to this country when she was seven years old. Her husband died in 1932, and she has been making her home with a daughter and son-in-law. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann's Society.
Surviving her are six sons, Adolf, Charles, Albert, Edward and Fred, all of Weimar, and Emil of Ammannsville; three daughters, Mrs. John Hoelscher, Mrs. Victor Vacek and Mrs. Martha Bayer, all of Weimar; two step-brothers, Frank and Charles Schenk; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers for the services were Edwin Berger, Melroy Berger, Jerome Berger, Kenneth Bayer, Joe Chamrad and Victor Vacek Jr.
Weimar Mercury, December 4, 1959
Berger, Annie (Butschek)
Annie Berger Funeral Held Here June 2
Funeral services for Annie B. Berger, 92, of Seguin were held Tuesday, June 23, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. Skip Sirnic officiated.
Mrs. Berger died Sunday, June 21, in the La Grange Hospital.
Born Sept. 17, 1899, in the Hackberry community, she was a daughter of Adolph and Louise (Teltschik) Butschek. She was married to Oscar R. Berger on April 3, 1919, at Content. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Berger and her husband lived in this area until moving to Seguin in 1960. He died March 11, 1985, and on March 9 this year she moved into Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.
Surviving are three daughters, Esther Freeman and husband Rex of Seguin, Lillian Kahlden and husband Otto of Weimar, and Annette Hertel and husband Earl of Schulenburg; one son, Delmar Berger and wife Dell-Faye of Montgomery; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were James Kahlden, Russell Freeman, Roy Kahlden, Dale Freeman, Darrell Berger, Terry Freeman, Geoffrey Berger and Gerald Berger.
Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1992
Berger, Annie (Pavlik)
Final Rites for Mrs. Berger, 80, Here Oct. 15
Funeral services for Mrs. Adolf (Annie) Berger, 80, were held Wednesday, Oct. 15, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Vincent Fecher officiating.
Burial was in the church cemetery.
Acolytes were Gary Mensik, a grandson, and Gary Chamrad, a great-nephew.
Mrs. Berger, a resident of Parkview Manor, died Oct. 13 at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for nine days.
Born January 16, 1895, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna (Wanjura) Pavlik. She was married to Adolf Berger Jr. on October 24, 1917. He preceded her in death 14 years ago.
Survivors are one son, Edwin A. Berger of Schuylenburg, two daughters, Mrs. Jos. C (Georgia) Muras of La Grange and Mrs. T. C. (Dorothy) Mensik of Weimar, six grandchildren, five brothers, Ernest, Franki, Charlie and Joe Pavlik of Weimar and Adolf Pavlik of Schulenburg, and one sister, Mrs. Otto (Millie) Ulrich of Weimar. A daughter died in infancy.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jos. C. Muras III and Donald Berger and nephews Joe Chamrad,d Melroy Berger, Leo Pavlik and Jimmy Pavlik.
Weimar Mercury, October 23, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Berger, Annie (Slubar)
Annie S. Berger Funeral Services Held Nov. 10
Annie S. Berger, 96, died Nov. 8 at Schulenburg Regency.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 10 at St. Michael Church in Weimar. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.
Mrs. Berger was born April 21, 1908 in Sedan-Dubina to John and Anna (Kainer) Slubar.
She lived in Waldeck from 1951-1987 and moved to Weimar in 1987.
She was a member of St. Ann's.
She is survived by two sisters, Sybil Slubar of Schulenburg Regency and Mary Rodgers of Bay City and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred Berger, six sisters, and five brothers.
Pallbearers were Mark, Tom, and Matt Rodgers, Charles Fritsch, Bob Peters and Vic Collins.
Weimar Mercury, November 18, 2004
DEATH OF AN OLD-TIME CITIZEN OF THIS SECTION
On Christmas night the spirit of Mr. Anton Berger, an old time citizen of this section, passed unto its Creator at the family home of his son, Mr. Adolf Berger, Sr., living on Route 3, with which son decedent had made his home for a number of years. The remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery the following day, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Many mourning relatives and friends were present at the service. Mr. Berger was born in Austria and came to this country at an early age, first settling, we understand, in the Sedan section. He was 84 1/2 years old at the time of his death. His beloved wife died in September, 1917. To Anton Berger and wife were born only two children, a daughter who died early in life, and one son, Mr. Adolf Berger, Sr., of this vicinity. He is survived by the one son, nine grandchildren and one great -grandchild.
Mr. Berger was a genial, wholesouled, good man, well liked by all who knew him. He was a hard working man in his earlier days, industrious, kind-hearted and possessed the respect and esteem of all who knew him. To the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy is extended.
Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1925
Rites Today for Anton Berger, 83, 71-Year Resident
Funeral services for Anton Berger, 83. a 71-year resident of the Weimar area, were held this morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Mgr. A. F. Drozd officiated in the rites.
Mr. Berger, a retired farmer, was born August 22, 1871, in Boelten, Austria, the son of Anton and Annie Berger, and came to America In 1884, settling near Weimar. On Oct. 17, 1892, he married Miss Mary Kosler, who died Oct. 27, 1915. His second marriage was on May 2, 1916, to Miss Minnie Till.
His death occurred Tuesday, Feb. 15, at Youens Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days.
Survivors in addition to his widow are two sons by his first marriage, Frank J. and John E. Berger, both of San Antonio; a son and daughter by his second marriage, Oswald Berger and Miss Alvaria Berger, both of Weimar; one brother, Frank J. Berger of Strawn, Texas: six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mr. Berger had retired from farming about four years ago and resided in Weimar at the time of his death.
Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1955, page 1
Berger, Anton Sr.
A. Berger, Sr.
Anton Berger, Sr., father of Jos. Berger and Anton Berger, Jr., prominent farmers living southwest of Weimar, died at the residence of his son, Jos. Berger (with who he had made his home for a number of years), some time Saturday, and the funeral took place Sunday at St. Michael’s church, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Mr. Berger was about 81 years old, a kindly natured, good man, well thought of by his friends and neighbors, and his death is sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives and friends.
The Weimar Mercury, November 27, 1914.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Submitter’s note: Mr. Berger is buried in the St. Michael’s cemetery.
Berger, Bernard "Bennie"
Rites Held for Bernard Berger, Accident Victim
Funeral services for Bernard Berger, 12, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berger of the Weimar area, who succumbed Sunday to injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Weimar on September 28, were held here Tuesday in St. Michael’s Church.
Solemn requiem mass was read by Rev. Ignatius Kopczynski of Luling, with Rev. J. J. Hildebrand of St. John and Rev. John Morkovsky of Weimar, as deacon and sub-deacon. Additional services were by Rev. John Morkovsky, assistant pastor of St. Michael’s Church.
The deceased, who was born March 27, 1927, and who was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berger, was a popular student in St. Michael’s School. Returning home after school on the afternoon of September 28, the lad was accidentally struck by an automobile driven by Mr. William Otte of Memphis, Tennessee, the accident occurring a few yards beyond the old underpass just east of Weimar.
Immediately following the accident, Mr. and Mrs. Otte rushed the injured youth to Weimar where a Weimar physician gave all surgical attention possible. Following this, the injured boy was rushed to Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio via the Hubbard ambulance, being accompanied by his father; the family physician; and Mr. and Mrs. Otte.
Despite the best surgical attention possible, the youngster succumbed Sunday morning in Santa Rosa Hospital.
Survivors include his sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Berger; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Riesing of Columbus, and Mrs. Edna Venghaus of Freyburg; and a grandmother, Mrs. Frank Polk, Sr.
Pallbearers included: Edwin Berger, Frankie Berger, Leo Berger, George Berger, Eugene and Leroy Polk and Alfred Helmcamp.
To his grief-stricken parents, relatives and friends the Mercury publisher extends his most sincere sympathy. [Interred in St. Michael Cemetery]
The Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1939, page 1
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, Bertha (Meyer)
Funeral services for Bertha Berger, age 100, were held January 20, at St. Paul Lutheran Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Pastor Robert Schlortt officiated.
Mrs. Berger was born June 28, 1884 in Mentz to Marie Casper Meyer and Daniel Meyer. She married Edwin H. Berger on January IS, 1907. Mrs. Berger lived her whole life in the Mentz Community. [Interment in Zoar Cemetery]
Colorado County Citizen, January 25, 1985, page 2
Berger, Brian F.
Brian F. Berger, 41, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 30 at Columbus Community Hospital.
He was born in La Grange, May 12, 1961 to James S. and Mae Belle (Schuette) Berger and married Barbara Lamberth, May 31, 1980. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, Hermann Sons Lodge 243 of Bernardo and the Columbus Cardinal Booster Club. He was employed by Hanson Building Materials of America, Inc. at a welder-machinist.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Edwin and Bertha Berger and Hugo and Odilia Schuette.
He is survived by his wife; parents; son, Bradley Berger of Columbus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kirby and Helen Berger and Hugh and Susan Berger all of Columbus; mother-in-law, Wilma Lamberth of Cat Spring; and brothers-in-law, Lester Lamberth of Cat Spring and Henry Lee Lamberth and friend Connie Curlee of Columbus.
Funeral services were conducted Oct. 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed at Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.
Pallbearers were William "Leete" Etheridge, Lee Roy Schuette, Charles "Chuck" Leyendecker Jr., Tommy Henneke, Jonathan, Justin, Kirk and Kenny Berger.
Honorary Pallbearers were The Columbus Cardinal Football players and staff.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bradley Berger Education Fund c/o Columbus State Bank, P.O. Box 249, Columbus, TX 78934.
Colorado County Citizen, October 9, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen
Berger, Cecilia (Wittenburg)
Cecilia Berger Funeral Service Held June 13
Cecilia W. Berger, 96, of Weimar passed away June 10. The funeral service was held June 13 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery.
Cecilia was born Jan. 16, 1911, to William and Blanche Wittenburg of Lometa.
Cecilia attended Lometa Public School. She also attended Loretta Academy in Las Cruces, N.M., and Our Lady Lake University and graduated SWTSTC in 1938.
On June 17, 1940, Cecilia married Edwin E. Berger.
She was a retired teacher.
Cecilia was a member of the Colorado County Association of Retired Teachers and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Shropshire-Upton Chapter of Columbus.
Cecilia is survived by her daughter, Emilia Bayless and husband Bruce of New Braunfels; step-grandchild, Shelley Sestak and husband Mark of New Braunfels; stepgreatgrandchildren, Baylee, Brock, and Braden Sestak; five nephews, 2 nieces and friends, Melvin and Ora Bayless.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Wittenburg; and sister, Loretta Kuykendall Lednicky.
Pallbearers were George Berger, Jim Berger, Rick Berger, John Kuykendall, Karl Kuykendall, and Mark Sestak.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Michael's Catholic Church-Weimar, St. Michael School, Weimar Library or choice of donor.
Weimar Mercury, June 21, 2007, page 2A
Berger, Edmund L.
Funeral services for Edmund Berger, 87, retired farmer of an area southeast of Weimar, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev O B Kahlech officiated. Pallbearers were Mr Berger's grandsons.
Mr Berger was born Nov 10, 1884, at High Hill, a son of Frank and Mary Richter Berger. He married Miss Rosa Polk and they settled first north of Weimar, later moving to the present homestead.
Mr Berger's wife survives, along with two daughters, Mrs Leon (Dorothy) Richter and Mrs Edwin (Edna) Venghaus of Schulenburg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry of Columbus and Otto of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs Emil (Pauline) Skrovan of El Campo and Mrs Emil (Meta) Kahlden of Weimar.
A sister, Mrs Fred Schneider and two brothers, Fred and Eddie preceeded him In death.
Weimar Mercury, December 9, 1971
Contributed by Terry Jackson
Berger, Edwin H.
Edwin Berger of Alleyton Buried At Mentz Monday
Funeral services for Edwin Berger, 62 year old Alleyton farmer who died at 2 p.m. last Friday, were held at the Columbus Funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday, followed by interment in Mentz [Zoar] Lutheran cemetery, Rev. G. Wolf officiating. Pallbearers were his nephews.
Mr. Berger, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Berger, was born at Alleyton on January 4, 1881, and spent his entire life in the community. He was a member of the Lutheran church and of Hermans Sons lodge.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Meyer Berger, three sons, Emmett, Daniel and James Berger, a sister, Mrs. Mathaylie Theumann, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Edwin Dunlavy and Mrs. Mary Kansteiner.
Colorado County Citizen, April 15, 1943
Berger, Elfrieda (Heinrich)
Elfrieda Berger Services Held February 3
Elfrieda H. Berger, 82, of Dubina passed away at the Emergency Room of Colorado-Fayette Medical Center on Feb. 1. She died of a massive heart attack.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Weimar with Rev. John C. Bily officiating.
Burial services followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.
Mrs. Berger was born on March 11, 1914 in Schulenburg to Edward and Anna (Billimek) Heinrich. She married Edwin A. Berger of Weimar on Oct 11, 1949
She was a homemaker, wife and mother. Mrs. Berger was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her two brothers, Paul of Schulenburg, and Edward of Hallettsville.
Mrs. Berger is survived by her husband, Edwin A. of Dubina and one son, Donald of San Antonio.
Pallbearers were T. C. Mensik, Mark Mensik, Michael Wagner, Adolph Hudec, David Wanjura and Leon Billimek.
Weimar Mercury, February 6, 1997
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
There were two burials at St. Michael’s cemetery a few days ago, one being the 14 year-old daughter of Mrs. Foltyn, who lives east of Weimar, and the other the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Franz B. Burger, who live north east of town.
Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1905, page 8
Berger, Emilia (Freis)
NOBLE WIFE AND MOTHER PASSES TO HER REWARD
After an illness of three months, Mrs. F. H. Berger expired Tuesday morning, January 14. 1941, in St. Joseph 's Infirmary, Houston, Texas. At 9 o'clock Thursday morning, January 16, 1941, the casket, followed by a large cortege of relatives and friends paying last respects, was borne from the house to St. Michael's Catholic Church. Weimar, where Rev Ignatius Kopezymnski said the Requiem Mass. The Right Reverend Monsignor J. J. Szymanski gave the funeral address. Immediately following the mass, the body was interred in the Catholic Cemetery.
Mrs. Berger was born March 28, 1890 in Fayette county, Texas. Before her marriage to F. H. Berger on October 9, 1909. she was Miss Emilia Freis. To the union were born two children, Edwin and George. The deceased is survived by her husband, F. H. Berger; the sons, Edwin of Weimar, and George of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Heger, Mrs. Adolf Kainer, and Mrs. George Sciba; three brothers, Joe, Anton and Frank Freis: and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Berger was a noble wife, mother and friend. The relatives, friends and acquaintances will always cherish remembrances of her courageousness, loyalty and constancy.
Pallbearers were Steve Kasper, Ed Rabel, Charlie Kalous, Frank Anders, Henry Seifert and Simon J. Burttschell.
A number of out of town relatives and friends attended the funeral.
Weimar Mercury, January 24, 1941, page 1
Berger, Emma L. (Polk)
Funeral for Mrs. Berger Held Monday
Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Emma) Berger, 90, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Monday from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Berger died at 4 a.m. Saturday in Youens Memorial Hospital after a week and a half in the hospital.
Born near Weimar Sept. 16, 1895, she was a daughter of Frank and Magdalena (Hauptman) Polk. She was married to Mr. Berger Oct. 28, 1914, and they had lived since on the farm where they settled after their marriage. Last October their children hosted a party for them, celebrating their 60th anniversary.
Mrs. Berger was a member of St. Ann's society and Catholic Knights of America.
Her husband survives, along with two sons, Leon J. Berger of Waco and George F. Berger of New Braunfels; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Lorene) Stuchlik of Houston and Mrs. John E. (Mildred) Kalinec Sr. of Beaumont; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Berger of Schulenburg and Mrs. Bertha Wesselski of Nada.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Berger's grandsons, Franklin Berger, Dennis Stuchlik, Allan Stuchlik, Alton Stuchlik, John Kalinec Jr., Brian Kalinec and Jimmy Kalinec.
The Weimar Mercury, September 25, 1975
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Emmett Berger, 96, of Mentz, passed away Nov. 20 at River Oaks Health Care Center.
He was born Dec. 10, 1908 to Edwin and Bertha Meyer Berger and married Hattie Glueck Berger Oct. 25, 1933. He worked as a self-employed farmer and owned a sawmill. He was a member of Hermann Sons Lodge 243 of Bernardo and received his 70-year membership pin in December of 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife.
He is survived by his daughter, Earline Drumm and husband, Leonard, of Mentz; son, Curtis Berger and wife, Bobbie, of Mentz;brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel and Lillie Mae Berger, of Columbus and James and Mae Belle Berger, of Alleyton; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Arlyn Hausmann officiating. Interment will follow at the Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.
Pallbearers are Mark Berger, Jody Berger, Cheryl Mundy, Larry Uhlig, Eugene Oncken and Kirby Berger. Honorary pallbearers are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen
Berger, Frank J.
Final Rites for Frank J. Berger, 48, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Frank J. Berger, 48, popular shop foreman of the Brasher Motor Company for the past 26 years, were held Tuesday morning, June 15, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with Rev. Benedict Pruski, Rev. Leo Pesek and Rev. Ignatius Kopczynski officiating.
Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery here.
Mr. Berger's death came as a saddening shock to hundreds of friends here and elsewhere. Since November, when he had his first illness from high blood pressure, he had been subject b occasional sick spells. Last Saturday afternoon at about one o'clock, he suffered a stroke, and expired that night at 9:45, in Columbus Hospital.
Born near Wildwood, in Fayette County, on March 3, 1900, he was the youngest son of Frank and Marie Richter Berger. After his schooling at Wildwood, he attended a mechanics school in San Antonio and returned here to work a short while at the Louis Laas Garage and later at the A. J. Ratliff Garage. He married Miss Klementina Knebel here September 30. 1921. On February 1, 1922 he accepted employment at Brasher Buick Company, now the Brasher Motor Company, where he has been a valued employee ever since. Mr. Berger was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his widow; one son, Frankie Berger of Sheridan; three sisters, Mrs. Emil Kahlden and Mrs. Fred Schneider of Weimar and Mrs. Emil Skrovan of El Campo; four brothers, Otto, Fred and Eddie Berger of Weimar, and Henry Berger of Columbus; and one granddaughter, Anna Marie Berger of Sheridan. His parents, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Active pallbearers at the funeral Tuesday were Henry Brasher, Mayor Francis F. Brasher, Jimmie Mazoch, John A. Heger, Johnnie Hajovsky, Emit Vacek, Johnnie Miksch, William Osina, Edwin Peter and Bill Hopper. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Darnell, Frank Seifert, George Kusey, Henry Billeck, Joe Neiser, Alfred Reissner, Grady W. Shaver, Steve J. Kasper, Steve Kosler, Joe Kubesch, Frank Tannecka, C. F. Free, Milton Booth, Geo. Vogt Henry Kana, and J. R. Yoder.
Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1948, page 1
Berger, Frank J.
Frank Berger, 76, Buried Here Saturday
Funeral services for Frank Berger, 76, of San Antonio, a Weimar native, were held Saturday, Sept. 23, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Owen O’Donnell officiated.
Ill for about six weeks, Mr. Berger died Sept. 22 at Santa Rosa Medical Center in San Antonio.
He was born here in 1896, a son of Anton and Mary Kosler Berger, and had lived in San Antonio about 40 years. A World War I veteran, he was an employee of Stowers Furniture Store when he retired. He had received a 50-year membership pin from the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Berger’s wife, the former Martha Pavlik, preceded him in death Nov. 13, 1961.
He is survived by one son, Arthur Berger of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Alice) Loy of Santa Anna, Calif.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emil (Alvera) Dziadek of Weimar; and two brothers, Oswald Berger of Schulenburg and John Berger of Floresville.
Pallbearers were Lawrence, Ronald, Vernon and David Berger, Oswald Berger Jr., and Marvin Hadash, all nephews.
The Weimar Mercury, September 28, 1972, page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, Franz/Frank B.
Death of Frank B. Berger,
Frank B. Berger, one of the most popular and prominent farmers of this section, died suddenly at his home a few miles northeast of Weimar, Sunday afternoon. Mr. Berger was in town Saturday last, apparently in good health. He was well Sunday, but after eating a hearty dinner complained of feeling badly and as his sufferings increased a physician was hurriedly summoned, who pronounced him a victim of acute indigestion. He gave Mr. Berger relief, and left some medicine for him to take later in the evening. Mr. Berger apparently got all right, and was feeling very well. Late in the evening his devoted wife reminded him of the medicine the physician had left for him to take. She went into the kitchen to get a glass of water for him, and t was while in there for a few moments that grim Death claimed this splendid citizen, for he was dead when she returned, having apparently expired without a struggle. The body was tenderly prepared for burial, and on Monday afternoon at 4 :30 was laid to rest in St. Michael's cemetery, in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating.
Mr. Berger was born in Gros, Petersdorf, Mehren, Austria, Sept. 4, 1856. Died March 18, 1917, being 60 years, 6 months and 14 days old at the time of his death. He emigrated to Texas in November, 1870. first settling at High Hill, afterward moving to the present Berger home place, where he resided continuously for twenty-eight. years, He was married to Miss Mary Richter October 25, 1881. He is survived by the bereaved widow and the following children: Mrs. Annie Schneider, Edmund Berger, Ferd. B. Berger, Mrs. Paulina Skrovan, Henry Frank and Otto Berger, Miss Meta Berger, all of this vicinity, and Mrs. Ida Insall of Fredericksburg. Two children, Joe and Emil, are dead.
Mr. Berger was a man highly thought of by all who knew him. He was honest, industrious, a splendid neighbor and friend, the most devoted of husbands and fathers, and a man whose frugality and energy had provided a substantial sustenance for those he left behind. He was very popular throughout this section, and his death has caused much sorrow. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, March 23, 1917, page 1
Berger, Fred F.
Fred Berger Funeral Held Here December 1
Funeral services for Fred F. Berger, 83, of Weimar were held Tuesday, December 1, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with entombment in St. Michael Mausoleum. Rev. John Bily officiated.
Berger, a dairy farmer and rancher, died November 29.
Born October 16, 1909, in the Sedan community, he was a son of Adolph and Annie (Schenk) Berger. He married Hattie Ripper here on October 23, 1935.
He was a member of St. Joseph Society and St. Michael Church Council and a director of New Bielau Farmers Cooperative. He was named Colorado County Conservation Farmer of the year in 1964.
His wife survives him, along with a son, Fred P. Berger of Nashville, Tennessee; three daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and E.J. Haas of Houston, Louise and Herb Dieringer of Manor, and Catherine and Roy Sanchez of Austin; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Rose Vacek and Martha Bayer, both of Weimar. He was preceded in death by a son, Jerome; five brothers and one sister.
Serving as pallbearers were nephews Donald Berger, LeRoy Hoelscher, Melroy Berger, Victor Vacek, Frank Gemar, Leroy Stavinoha, David Wanjura and Gregory Michael Hall. The grand children, including Michele Berger, were honorary pallbearers.
Steven Haas, Andrew Haas and Brian Dieringer read the scripture readings in the funeral Mass. Grad and Angie Dieringer were altar servers. Greg Berger, Tracy and Daniel Sanchez took up the offertory gifts.
The Weimar Mercury, December 10, 1992
Contributed by Louise Dieringer
Berger, Fred H.
F. H. Berger, 70, Merchant Here 46 Years, Dies
Fred H. Berger, 70, who had operated a general merchandise store here 46 years, died at 4 minutes to noon Tuesday, March 17, in Youens Hospital, 3 days after suffering a heart stroke.
He had fallen ill 5 weeks ago while at work in his store and had undergone an emergency operation for colon trouble. Shortly before the heart attack at 8 o’clock Saturday morning he was feeling very well and planning to go home that afternoon.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Berger was born Jan. 21, 1880, at High Hill, Fayette County, a son of Franz and Maria Berger. They moved to the river area near Weimar when he was about 4 years old. At about the age of 18 he came to Weimar to work for Herder Mercantile Company and after several years went into business for himself. His wife, the former Miss Emilia Freis, died in 1941.
Mr. Berger was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus,and had served on the public school board of trustees for several years.
Surviving him are two sons, Edwin and George, both of Weimar, 4 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Henry of Columbus and Otto and Edmund of here; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Emil Kahlden of Weimar and Mrs. Emil Skrovan of El Campo. Three brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death.
Weimar Mercury, March 20, 1959, page 1
Berger, Fred P.
Fred P. Berger Funeral Services Held June 25
Fred P. Berger, 57, of Nashville, Tennessee died Thursday, June 21 after a short illness. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.
Organist-soloist, Margie Janecka, began the liturgy with “A Time for Building Bridges”. Mass reading were read by Brian Dieringer.
The offertory song was “Here I Am Lord”. Gifts of bread, wine and water were carried and presented by Tracy Sanchez, Angie Dieringer, and Daniel Sanchez. Special gifts of a carpenter’s tool belt, baseball glove and balls were carried and presented by Kenneth Winkler, Lisa Winkler Durham and Rodney Winkler.
“The Lord’s Prayer” was sung by soloist Terry Charles of Slidell, Louisiana, a former employee and apprentice of “Freddie’s.”
Other musical selections were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art”. Anecdotal remarks pertaining to Freddie’s life were shared by Herb Dieringer.
Interment followed in the St. Michael Cemetery.
Freddie was born at home near Weimar to Fred F. and Hattie Ripper Berger on March 10, 1944.
He attended St. Michael School and Bishop Forest High School, graduating with the class of 1962. After working locally and serving in the National Guard, he journeyed to Houston to learn cabinet making and trim carpentry from Fred Muras and Felix Stavinoha.
With changes in the economy, Freddie ventured to San Antonio and Austin, went on to Atlanta, Georgia and settled in Nashville where he continued with his trade and artistry the past fifteen years.
Throughout his life, Freddie enjoyed sporting activities as a participant, mentor, coach and observer.
He is survived by his mother, Hattie Berger of Schulenburg; one daughter Michele Center and husband Rich of Denver, Colorado; one son Greg Berger of Houston; and one grandson, Dalton Cole Center.
He is also survived by three sisters, Joyce Haas and husband E. J. of Houston, Louise Dieringer and husband Herb of Manor, and Cathy Sanchez Homann and husband Kenneth of Austin; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, uncle and aunts.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred F. Berger; and one brother, Jerome J. Berger.
Pallbearers were Chris Sciba, Rich Center, Neal Ewald, Steven Haas, Andrew Haas and Brad Dieringer.
The Weimar Mercury, July 5, 2001
Contributed by Louise Dieringer
Berger, George Frank
George Berger Funeral Service Held Feb. 26
George Frank Berger, 90, a Weimar native and longtime resident of New Braunfels, gently passed away on Feb. 21 at the Frank M. Tejeda Veterans Home in Floresville.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1918, to Joe and Emma Berger.
Raised on a farm 3 miles south of Weimar, he attended St. Michael School and Weimar High School.
After high school, he worked in the government’s Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program in New Mexico in the forestry division.
On July 28, 1941, George married the love of his life, Ida Teltschik, in Weimar, a wonderful union of 56 years that ended in her death in 1997.
George proudly served his country in the Army during World War II.
After training in Nashville, Tenn., he was part of the motor pool, serving with distinction in the Pacific Theater, specifically in New Guinea, Leyte Island, South Philippines, Luzon and Tokyo.
During this time he earned four bronze stars, including Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Philippine Liberation Ribbons.
In 1947, George, Ida and their young daughter moved to New Braunfels.
He was a dedicated employee of Bock Motor Company, drawing on his mechanical experience from the Army.
His reputation as an honest, trouble-shooting mechanic drew a faithful following of customers for 34 years.
In retirement, he enjoyed meeting people through his work as the engineer of the Landa Park Train.
He is predeceased by his wife; a brother, Leon Berger and a sister, Lorene Stuchlik.
His survivors include a sister, Mildred Kalinec; a daughter, Gloria O’Neill and husband Eugene; a son, Franklin Berger and fiancée Louise Stoever; grandchildren, Michele Klenke and husband Dr. Kevin Klenke, Steven Berger and Suzanne Berger; great-grandchildren, Sarah, Joseph, Andrew and Megan Klenke and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
George will be remembered as a loyal, loving family man who had pride in all he did, whether refinishing furniture, sketching or fixing a car.
His “slow wit,” integrity, kindness and love of people will be missed.
He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4183 and a lifetime ember of VFW Post 7110.
Visitation was Monday, Feb. 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by a rosary led by Ben Wehman at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
Funeral Mass, officiated by Father Tony Pesek was held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, followed by interment at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Music was provided by Brian Kalinec.
Pall bearers were nephews John, Brian, and James Kalinec; Robert, James, and Clarence Teltschik, and special friends Byron Bremer and Herbert Strunk.
Donations in his name may be made to the Sts. Peter and Paul Building Fund, 386 N. Castell St., New Braunfels, TX 78130, which is converting his former workspace into classrooms.
Weimar Mercury, March 6, 2008.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, George J.
Geo. Berger, 41, Cancer Victim, Buried Tuesday
Funeral services for George J. Berger, 41-year-old earthwork contractor and youth baseball leader, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with interment in the church cemetery.
Rt.. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated assisted by Rev. Thomas Flanagan.
The popular Little League manager died at 11:30 p. m. Sunday in Youens Hospital, after a long bout with stomach cancer. He had undergone an operation about a year and a half ago.
A member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the Lions Club, he was past president and currently a director of the Quarterback Club. He had been a Little League manager since its second year of organization here in 1952, devoting many hours to it and developing some highly successful teams.
Born here July 25, 1918, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Berger. He married Miss Helen Marie Zappe at Hallettsville on April 23, 1940, and they lived in Houston five years before moving here. At Houston he worked for a livestock commission company and a packing company, and here he worked for a building contractor until 1948 when he established his own business of bulldozer contracting.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, George Dixon, 17, a senior at Weimar High School; Jimmy Pat 13 and Ricky Karl, 4; and a brother, Edwin F. Berger, also of Weimar. His father preceded him in death by only six weeks.
Pallbearers for the services were Walter Scott, Ernest Scott, George Vogt, Oscar Schindler, McCall Sanders, C. C. Lester and H. H. Seifert all of here and Dr. W. T. Youens of Columbus.
Weimar Mercury, May 1, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Funeral Rites for Gustav Berger, 80, Held Here Friday
Funeral services were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home on Friday of last week for Gustav Berger, who passed away at his home east of Weimar on Wednesday evening, after at illness lasting over three years. The Rev. C. Emigholz, local Evangelical minister, officiated. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery here. He bad attained the age of 79 years,12 months and 4 days at time of death.
Pallbearers were Alfred Koehn, Norwin Dahse, Wilfred Brandt, Eugene Oncken, Marvin Kennedy and Delmar Berger, all grandchildren
Mr. Berger was born in Germany on Nov. 20, 1865. He was united in marriage to Miss Selma Kirsten in the year 1885 in Germany. To this union eleven children were born, two of whom died in infancy.
Mr. Berger came to America in the year 1891 with a friend to establish a home near Weimar. His wife and four small children came over in the Fall of the same year, two of the children dying on the way, while the mother was still in New Orleans. He was a lover of music. In Germany he was a musician by profession and worked in a factory on the side. After arriving in this country he played in the Weimar band and was a member of the men's choir at New Bielau for a number of years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Selma Berger; eight daughters, Mrs. John Koehn of Orange Grove, Mrs. Rudolf Dahse of Yoakum, Mrs. Otto Oncken of Weimar, Mrs. Albert Kennedy of Edna, Mrs. Walter Stech of Weimar, Mrs. Herbert Wienken of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Alfred Brandt of Columbus, Mrs. Steven Prensner of Pearland; one son, Oscar Berger of Weimar. Also surviving are two sisters in Germany and a brother in New Jersey.
Those from out-of-town here to attend the funeral Included Mr. and Mrs. E. Rathke and son and Mr. and Mrs. Herb. Renken of Corpus Christi; Steven Prensner and son, Douglas of Pearland; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Koehn and son and Mr. and Mrs. Emil Seim of Orange Grove; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Ripper, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brandt, Owen Hoegemeyer and J. Mattern of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Gus Miller of Hallettsville, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Butschek and family of Nordheim.
The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, November 2, 1942, page 1
Berger, Hattie Annie (Ripper)
Hattie Berger Funeral Services Held Sept. 25
Hattie Annie (Ripper) Berger, age 94, died on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Parkview Manor, where she resided for three months.
Funeral services were held Sept. 25, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.
During the service, Margie Janecka provided organ music. and accompaniment. Elsie Farek led the congregation in singing "The Strife is O'er," "Be Not Afraid," "Only a Shadow," and "How Great Thou Art"
Granddaughters Michele Berger Center, Angie Dieringer, and Tracy Sanchez read the readings for the Mass of Christian Burial.
Granddaughters-in-law Sheryl and Sue Haas presented the offertory gifts of bread and wine. Mrs. Berger's box camera, sewing basket, crochet thread and hook, a lace doily, mini Christmas stocking, her mixing bowl, cans of poppy seed and cinnamon, her prayer books, a flower arrangement and a jar of pickles were special gifts that represented some of her many Godgiven talents.
The following great-grandchildren presented these gifts at the altar: Steven Jr., Drew, Jordan and Kelly Haas; Taylor, Bethany and Ellie Dieringer; and Dalton and Braydon Center.
Kathy Chamrad, great-niece, was the eucharistic minister. Andy Haas, grandson, gave the eulogy.
Entombment followed at St. Michael Mausoleum. Mrs. Berger's grandsons Steven and Andrew Haas, Brian and Brad Dieringer, Greg Berger and Daniel Sanchez; nephews Eugene Hall and Frank Gemar served as pallbearers.
Hattie Berger was a, life-long, resident of the area, living over 75 years on the family farm in the Bois d' Arc area.
Mrs. Berger was the eldest daughter (and surviving twin) of Frank and Louise Till Ripper born on July 29, 1910. She attended Bois d' Arc and St. Michael Schools.
Fred Berger, of the Wildwood Community, took her as his bride on Oct. 23, 1935, exchanging vows at St. Michael Catholic Church. Together they began farming and resided in the area for four years.
In the fall of 1939, Fred and Hattie moved to the Ripper homeplace, which they purchased from Louise Ripper.
Here, they lived for 46 years operating a Grade A Dairy, farming and ranching.
In 1985 they retired, left the farm in the care of their children, moved to Weimar and enjoyed seven additional years together until Mr. Berger passed away on Nov. 29, 1992.
In the fall of 1999, Mrs. Berger became a resident of College Place Assisted Living in Schulenburg.
Mrs. Berger was a talented homemaker and housewife. Her hands were never idle; but busy with sewing, crocheting, quilting, baking, cooking, canning and gardening.
She especially enjoyed her flowers and quilting and spending time in prayer.
Mrs. Berger was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. She especially enjoyed family gatherings at the farm.
Mrs. Berger was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Ann's Society, and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Three daughters and sons-in-law survive: Joyce and E. J. Haas of Houston and Weimar, Louise and Herb Dieringer of Manor, and Catharine and Kenneth Homann of Austin; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Dolores and Floyd Hall and Agnes Wanjura, all of Weimar.
In addition to those that assisted with the service, she is survived by three stepgranddaughters, Shelly, Crystal and Katie Homann, grandson-in-law Rich Center of Denver, Cob.; granddaughter-in-law Gina Dieringer of Georgetown and brand-new great-grandson Brooks McFarland Dieringer.
She was preceded in death by her two sons Jerome and Fred P. and one sister, Gertie Horak.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Texas or St. Michael Church or School.
Weimar Mercury, September 30, 2004
Berger, Henry A.
FuneraI services for Henry A. Berger, 87, were held October 10 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Brian Crookes officiated. Burial was at St. Anthony's cemetery.
Henry A. Berger was born September 17, 1897 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Berger in Weimar. He married Hilda Gold on July 29, 1918 and had lived in Columbus for the past 50 years. He was a retired dragline oiler. Survivors include his wife, Hilda Berger, of Columbus, two sons, Leon Berger of Columbus and Lawrence Berger of Garwood, two sisters, Pauline Skrovan of El Campo and Meta Kahlden of Weimar, two great grandsons, Bryan Berger and Chad Ellis.
Pallbearers were Bob Berger, Bill Berger, Billy Joe Ellis, Jeffrey Berger, Elliott Kahlden, and Robert Berger.
Colorado County Citizen, October 18, 1984, page 2
Berger, Jerome Joseph
Funeral Services For Jerome Berger, 19, Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Jerome Joseph Berger, 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Berger of Weimar, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Interment was in the church cemetery.
Celebrant of the Solemn High Mass was Rev. Henry Rolf, who was assisted by Rev. Louis Fritz and Rev. John Bily. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd gave the sermon.
Jerome died at 4 a. m. Sunday, July 1, in M. D. Anderson Hospital at Houston, where he had been receiving treatment for bone cancer since last October. Earler[sic] he had been a patient at Herman Hospital. He had been ill since about the first of September.
Born Dec. 19, 1942, near Weimar, he had spent his whole lifetime here except for six months active duty in the National Guard and several months of a business course he had almost completed in Houston before he became ill. He was a 1960 graduate of Bishop Forest High School, a classmate, Narvin Koehn, was master of ceremonies in the funeral mass.
Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Joyce (E. J.) Haas of Houston and Louise and Catherine at home; and a brother, Freddie, at home.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Horak, Victor Vacek Jr., Alvin Kleihege, Joe Chamrad, Milroy Berger and Edwin A. Berger.
Weimar Mercury, July 5, 1962, page 1
Berger, Joseph E.
Joe Berger Funeral Held Here Dec. 29
Funeral services for Joe E. Berger, 89, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Friday afternoon, Dec. 29, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Mr. Berger, a retired farmer, died at 3 p.m. Dec. 27 in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for 18 days.
Born April 14, 1889, in Fayette County, he was a son of Joseph and Theresa (Kasper) Berger. He married Emma Polk here on October 28, 1914. She preceded him in death on Sept. 20, 1975. Mr. Berger was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Joseph Society.
He is survived by two sons, Leon J. Berger of Waco and George F. Berger of New Braunfels; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Lorene) Stuchlik of Houston and Mrs. John E. (Mildred) Kalinec of Beaumont; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Grohmann of Weimar.
Four sisters preceded him in death: Mrs. Millie Polk, Mrs. Ida Hartensteiner, Mrs. Theresia Stavinoha, and Marie, who died in infancy.
Pallbearers were grandsons Franklin Berger, Dennis Stuchlik, Allan Stuchlik, Alton Stuchlik, John Kalinec Jr., Brian Kalinec and Jimmy Kalinec.
The Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1979
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, Joseph F.
In our last issue we spoke of Mr. Frank Berger taking his son, Joe, to San Antonio for treatment for some complaint which had puzzled the local physicians. Shortly after arriving in the Alamo city Joe grew worse and it was evident his condition was critical. A specialist was finally called in, and he diagnosed the case as sarcoma of the brain. He stated that an operation could be performed, but that the case was hopeless. Joe grew worse rapidly, and at 10 o'clock Saturday morning the spirit of this noble young man passed unto the One who gave it life. The remains were prepared for burial, and on Sunday afternoon were brought here for interment in St. Michael's cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski, rector of the church, performing the burial service. Hundreds of people met the body at the train, and on every face was evidence of the keen sorrow felt over the death of this very popular young man. Jos. F. Berger was 23 years old at the time of his death, survived by a father and mother, four brothers and five sisters. Up to a short time ago he clerked for Herder & Klimicek of this city, and his gentlemanly deportment, attention to business, and lovable disposition won for him hundreds of friends throughout this section. He was a fine young man in every respect, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family in their sorrow.
Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1910, page 4
(Bachelor Hill Correspondent)
Mr. John Berger died at the home of his son Edwin, June 21st, after several weeks of illness at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 13 days. He leaves two children, one daughter Mrs. Rudolph Theuman of Cat Spring, and one son, Edwin Berger, also four step children, Mrs. Edwin Dunlevy, Mrs. Mary Kansteiner of Alleyton, Mrs Katz Satora of Galveston and one stepson Herman Eckelberg of Robstown. Eight grandchildren and fourteen step grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Besides a host of other relatives. He was buried in the Lutheran [Zoar] Cemetery at Bachelor Hill, Friday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, officiating.
Colorado County Citizen, June 28, 1934
Berger, Joseph Sr.
Jos. Berger, Sr., Pioneer Citizen, Buried Saturday
Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Berger, Sr., prominent farmer of the Weimar section for the last 59 years, were held Saturday, December 20, at St. Michael’s Church, the Rev. Otto officiating, and interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery. He was 80 years, 11 months and 25 days old when he succumbed last Thursday, following an illness of about a month’s duration.
Mr. Berger was born in Mehren, Austria, December 23, 1866, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Berger. In 1882 he emigrated to the Weimar community, and on November 11, 1884, married Miss Theresia Kasper, who preceded him in death a number of years ago. They were married at Hostyn and settled on a farm a short distance from Weimar.
Widely known to residents of this section as an energetic, law-abiding citizen, a splendid friend and neighbor, and a man who was ever ready to aid those in need of help, Mr. Berger was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. He set a good example to all who knew him, and is a loving memory to friends and members of his family.
He is survived by five children, Mrs. Emma Grohmann, Mrs. Millie Polk, Mrs. Ida Hartensteiner and Mr. Joe Berger, Jr., all of Weimar, and Mrs. Theresia Stavinoha of Ganado; and two brothers, Frank Berger of Strawn, Texas and Anton Berger of Weimar. Twenty-one grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive.
Pallbearers for the funeral were L. J. Herbert, Leon Berger, Wilbert Grohmann, Eugene Polk, Charlie and Bernard Hartensteiner.
The Mercury extends sympathy to the family in their bereavement.
The Weimar Mercury, December 26, 1941
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, Leon J.
Leon Berger Funeral Held Here April 6
Funeral services for Leon J. Berger, 73, of Clifton were held Thursday, April 6, from St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. John C. Bily officiated.
Berger, formerly of Weimar died at Clifton on April 3.
Born here Sept. 14, 1915, he was a son of Joseph and Emma (Polk) Berger. He was a veteran of World War II and served 36 months overseas. A member of an aviation engineer battalion, he took part in the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He was a charter member of Weimar Memorial Post 5875, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Berger of Syracuse, New York; a brother, George Berger of New Braunfels and two sisters, Lorene Stuclik of Houston and Mildred Kalinec of Beaumont.
Serving as pallbearers were Franklin Berger of Sequin, John Kalinec of Longview, Brian Kalinec of Houston, Alex Teltsckik of Corpus Christi, Wilbur Grohmann Jr. of Weimar and Herman Hartensteiner of Weimar. Also attending were Lawrence Popp of San Antonio and sister Roseanne Popp of Houston.
Weimar Mercury, April 13, 1989
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Berger, Maria (Richter)
Mrs. Maria Berger Claimed by Death
Mrs. Maria Berger, highly respected and muchly beloved lady of this city, died Tuesday night of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emil Kahlden, and after appropriate services at St. Michael’s Church, conducted by Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski, the remains were committed to mother earth in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Thursday morning.
Pall bearers for Mrs. Berger were as follows: Messrs. Frank A. Seifert, Emil C. Vacek, F. F. Anders, Joe Kasper, Adolf Schndler and Fred J. Fietsam.
Mrs. Berger was born at Gros Petersdorf, Moravia, Austria, March 12, 1864. She emigrated to Texas with her parents, Josef and Maria Richter, in the year 1880, first settling in the Sedan community. She was united in marriage to Franz Berger of High Hill Oct. 25, 1881. In the year 1890 the family moved to the present Berger farm on the Colorado River, where her husband died in 1917. In 1922 she moved to Weimar, where she resided up to the time of her death, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Emil Kahlden, for the past few years. Mrs. Berger is survived by the following children: Mrs. F. H.Schneider, Messrs. Edmund, Ferdinand, Herny, Frank and Otto Berger, Mrs. Emil Kahlden, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Emil Skrovan of El Campo; also twenty grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Magdalene Nitschmann of Nursery, Mrs. Joe Neirlich of Engle, Mrs. Wm. Rahmstorf, Sr., of San Antonio, and one brother, Stephan Richter of Hackberry. She was preceded in death by her husband and three children, Joseph and Emil Berger and Mrs. Ida Insall.
Mrs. Berger had lived in this section for a long time and was highly regarded by everyone. She ever proved herself a devoted wife and mother, a kindly neighbor and friend, and a consistent christian woman. She will be greatly missed by her family, as well as a large circle of friends throughout this section. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
The Weimar Mercury, August 3, 1934
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Berger, Martha M. (Pavlik)
Rites Here Thursday For Mrs. F. Berger
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Berger, 63, of San Antonio, a former Weimar resident, have been scheduled for 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here.
Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Berger, the former Miss Martha Pavlik, died Monday night in St. Benedict’s Hospital, San Antonio, after six months’ illness. She had lived in San Antonio many years. Her husband, two children and several sisters and brothers are among her survivors.
Weimar Mercury, November 16, 1961, page 1
Final Rites For Mrs. Berger, 63, Held Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank J. Berger, 63, of 319 Whittier St., San Antonio, a former Weimar area resident, were held Thursday morning, Nov. 16, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Berger, the former Miss Martha Pavlik, died Monday night, November 13, in St. Benedict’s hospital, San Antonio, after a year’s illness. She was a member of St. Cecelia’s Church in San Antonio.
Born at Weimar Aug. 24, 1898, she was the daughter of Louis and Anna Pavlik. She was married to Mr. Berger here Oct. 19, 1920, and they moved to San Antonio in 1929.
Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Arthur F. Berger of Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Mrs. Alice A. Loy, of Walnut, California; six grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Annie Kunz of Hondo, Mrs. Pauline Hadash and Mrs. Elsie Cejka of Houston; Mrs. Alma Zalesky of San Antonio, Ms. Ida Stirl of Sugar Land and Mrs. Alvina Weldecker, of Falls Church, Virginia; and six brothers, Frank, Joe and Herman Pavlik of Weimar, and Otto , John and Edgar Pavlik of San Antonio.
Weimar Mercury, November 23, 1961, page 8
Mrs. Mary Berger
Mrs. Mary Berger, beloved wife of Anton Berger, a well known and popular farmer residing a few miles southwest of Weimar, died early Wednesday morning of paralysis, and was buried the same afternoon at 4:30 at St. Michael's cemetery, Rev. Father Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Berger was born in Austria Arpil 30, 1872, and was 43 years old at the time of her death. She was a kind-hearted, good lady, well liked by all her friends and neighbors, a splendid wife and mother, and her death at this time of life is deeply and sincerely deplored. Resides her heartbroken husband, she leaves several small children. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, October 29, 1915
Berger, Mary (Schuetterle) Smith
Mrs. John Berger
The death of Mrs. John Berger occured in a hospital in Galveston Tuesday evening, and the remains were brought to Alleyton by hearse yesterday for burial. Services were held at the grave by Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of the Lutheran Church of this city, at two o'clock and interment effected in the Alleyton Cemetery
Mrs. Berger was 67 years of age and was a former resident of Alleyton. She is survived by the husband, one son, Mr. Roger Smith of Legion, Texas, one daughter, Mrs. Satoria of Galveston, one step-son Edwin Berger of Bachelor Hill, one step-daughter, Mrs. Theumann of Cat Spring, four grandchildren, three brothers, J. E. Schuetterle and W. H. Schuetterle of Garwood and J. B. Schuetterle of San Antonio and one sister, Mrs. George Wendel of El Campo, to all of whom our sympathy is extended in their loss.
Colorado County Citizen, October 1, 1931
Berger, Minnie (Till)
Final Rites for Mrs. M. Berger, 75, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Berger, 75, widow of the late Anton Berger, were held Sunday morning, July 10, at Hubbard Funeral home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and the Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan, officiated. Pallbearers were Joe Berger, Robert Kosler, John Klanika, Bill Dziadek, Edward Guenther and Henry Schneider.
Mrs. Berger had been in ill health for many years and had recently been a patient in Youens Hospital. She died at 4:55 p. m. Friday, July 8, at Colonial Rest Home in Schulenburg.
Born Aug. 8, 1884, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Till. She was married to Mr. Berger May 2, 1916, and they continued to make their home in the Weimar rural area until they retired and moved to town nine years ago. Mr. Berger died in 1955.
Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Emil Dziadek of Weimar; one son, Oswald Berger of Schulenburg; two step-sons, Frank and John Berger of San Antonio; 6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 8 step-great-grandchildren.
All her 4 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Her youngest sister, Mrs. Olga Jost of Dallas, died May 31 of this year at the age of 69.
Weimar Mercury, July 15, 1960, page 1
Berger, Otto H,
Otto Berger, Mechanic And Rancher, Dies
Funeral services for Otto H. Berger, 71, were held Monday, June 17, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel with burial in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Mr. Berger died at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for some time. The son of Frank and Maria (Richter) Berger, he was born August 24, 1902. He was married to Regina Helmcamp on February 4, 1925, and was a lifelong resident of Weimar, working as a mechanic and rancher.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife and one son, Robert of Houston; three grandchildren; one brother, Henry, of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Skrovan of El Campo and Mrs. Meta Kahlden of Weimar.
Five brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Ed Kloesel, Edwin Haidusek, Leo Hudec and Herbert Wick of Weimar; Leon Berger of Columbus; and Joe Gold of La Porte.
The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 27, 1974
Transcription by Dennis Boatright
Berger, Robert Marshall
Robert Marshall Berger, 43, of Merrimack, N.H., passed away Feb 13.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1963 in Mineral Wells, to Curtis and Bobbie Berger. He attended Killeen High School and served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 6, 1988 to Feb. 6, 1999. For the last seven years he was employed by Codem, Inc. as an electronic communications field engineer.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Emmett and Hattie Berger, O.L. and Sarah Hairston, and E.J. and Anne Howard.
He is survived by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and David Blankenship of Mentz, Sandy “Sissie” Berger and Barry Mosley of Columbus, and Amy and James Millsap of Harker Heights; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Gloria Berger of Corpus Christi, and Jody and Carol Berger of Belton; aunts and uncles, Earlene and Leonard Drumm of Mentz and John and Marge Howard of Killeen; 15 nieces and nephews; and nine great nieces and nephews.
Services were conducted Feb. 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus. Interment followed at the Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.
Pallbearers were David Blankenship, James Millsap, Chris Everett, Barry Mosley, Wesley Blankenship and Justin Millsap.
Honorary pallbearer was Steve Austin.
Colorado County Citizen, February 22, 2006
Courtesy of the Citizen
Berger, Selma (Kirsten)
Funeral Services For Mrs. Berger, 89, Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Selma Berger, 89, a 63-year resident of this area, were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 30., at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
The Rev. F. H. Horak Jr., pastor of Evangelical & Reformed Church, officiated.
Mrs. Berger died at her home Tuesday morning, ending a long illness.
She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran (now E&R) Church, and a member of the Women's Guild of the. church.
Born Sept. 13, 1866. in Hartmansdoff, Saxony, Germany, she was married there in 1886 to Gustav Berger, who died a number of years ago.
They came to America In 1892, settling in the New Bielau community, where they engaged in farming. Retiring in 1938, they moved to Weimar.
Eleven children were born to them. A son and a daughter died as Infants as Mrs. Berger was coming over to this country to meet Mr. Berger, who had preceded her arrival by several months to make preparations for his family. Another daughter Mrs. Elsa Dahse of Yoakum, died in 1949.
Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Martha Koehn of Orange Grove, Mrs. Alma (Otto) Oncken and Mrs. Herta (Water[sic]) Stech of Weimar, Mrs. Milda (Albert) Kenedy of Edna, Mrs. Elvie (Herbert) Wienken of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Linda (Alfred) Brandt of Columbus and Mrs. Selma (Steve) Prensner of Pearland; one sons Oscar Berger of Weimar; 30 grandchidren[sic] and 46 great-children[sic].
Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1955, page 1
Berger, Rosa (Polk)
Mrs. Berger Funeral Held March 12
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Berger, 88, were held Saturday morning, March 12, at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev, Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Berger died Thursday morning, March 10, at Colonial Nursing Home in Schulenburg, where she had been a resident the past two years.
Born March 6, 1889, she was a daughter of Frank and Magdalena (Hauptmann) Polk. She was married to Edmund Berger on Oct. 10, 1910. He died Dec. 4, 197l.
Mrs. Berger is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leon (Dorothy) Reising of Columbus and Mrs. Edwin (Edna) Venghaus, of Schulenburg; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Emil (Bertha) Wesselski of Nada. A son, two brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Norbert, James and Alton Reising, Harvey and Dennis Venghaus, and Sylvester Bittner Jr.
Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1977
Berger, Theresa (Kasper)
Mrs. Theresa Berger Is Claimed By Death
The writer learned Wednesday afternoon for the first time that Mrs. Theresa Berger, beloved wife of Mr. Jos. Berger, Sr., of this community was quite ill. Tuesday morning early we learned that this splendid wife and mother had passed away, her death occurring about 4:30 a.m.
Funeral arrangements were made and with appropriate services at St. Michael’s Church, interment took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. The funeral was largely attended, attesting the high regard in which this beloved lady was held by the people of the entire community.
Mrs. Berger was born in Heinzendorf-Mehren, Austria, and was 74 years of age at time of death. She came to America in 1883, landing at Galveston and soon thereafter settled in the Weimar section. She was united in marriage to Mr. Jos. Berger, Sr. on Nov. 11, 1884, in the Bluff (now Hostyn) Catholic Church. Her maiden name was Miss Theresa Kasper.
Mrs. Berger leaves to mourn her untimely departure her heart-broken husband, five children, as follows: Mrs. Albert Grohmann, Mr. Joseph Berger, Jr., Mrs. Frank Polk, Mrs. Charlie Hartensteiner and Mrs. Jos. Stavinoha of Ganado. One daughter, Mary, died in infancy. Also surviving are twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Berger had one brother, Mr. Joseph Kasper, Dr. (now deceased) and one half-sister, Mrs. John Krasucky.
Pall bearers at the funeral were her grandsons as follows: Leon Berger, Bernard and Arthur Hartensteiner, Werner Stavinoha, Wilbur Grohmann and Eugene Polk.
Mrs. Berger was a faithful and consistent member of the St. Anne Society, a devoted wife and mother, a good and kind neighbor, always ready to extend help to others in sickness or distress, one whose presence in every gathering was as a gleam of sunshine, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends.
The Mercury’s heartfelt sympathy and condolence goes out to her bereaved ones. May a loving Father comfort them as He alone can!
Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1937
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
The 7-weeks-old infant son of Anton Berger and wife, who live a few miles southwest of town, died and was buried at St. Michael’s cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating at the grave. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Berger in the loss of their little babe
Weimar Mercury, May 15, 1914, page 1