Colorado County Obituaries


Do you have old obituaries you would like to share?

Black, Doris Marie (Tumer)

Dorothy Marie Black

Doris Marie Black of EagleLake passed away December 11, 2002.

She was born October 4, 1929 in Eagle Lake to Minnie Ola Johnson and John Tumer.

Growing up with three sisters, Lucinda, Evelyn and Dorothy, and one brother, David "Sonny Boy" Tumer, she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church at a young age.

Doris and Robert Black were married in Eagle Lake on August 15, 1947. To this union, four children were born: Robert Earl, Linda Gay, James Lee and Barbara Black.

She was active in their school and church activities and was very proud of each of them.

Doris worked for Mary Lou and Arthur Anderson of Eagle Lake for many years.

She adored her great-grandchildren who came by every afternoon after preschool with their other great-grandmother, Vera Fry, so they could babysit "Grandma Doris". Vera Fry has been a devoted friend since childhood who was adored and loved as a sister.

She looked forward to family gatherings. Everyone looked forward to her sweet potato pies, especially the grandchildren who each received their individual pie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister Evelyn.

Survivors include her loving husband, Robet of Eagle Lake; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Michelle Black and James Lee Black of Eagle Lake; two daughtrers, Linda Gay Black Johnson of Missouri City and Barbara Bernette Black of Houston, a brother David Tumer; two sisters, Lucinda Dawson and Dorothy Tumer who she talked with daily; grandchildren, Sigmund Johnson III, Dawn Johnson, Jameishia (Chett), Lakeshia (Nikki) and Shalisia (Le-Le) Black, Jamel (Tika) Weems, Erica Weems and Justin Robert Jamal Black; great-grandchildren, Robert Davis III,Raegen Davis, Cydnee Ewing, Jordan Williams and Audreya (Brae) Carter.

She acepted and loved all her step-children and step-grandchildren as her own. Ned Hemphill, Chris Cotton and Reggie Donner visited her often, always bringing their children to visit.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14, from Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Thomas E. Kuykendall, pastor, officiating.

Interment followed in the Community Cemetery North of Eagle Lake.

Arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Robert Davis, Jr.; Ronnie and Roger Fry; John Dawson; Chris Cotton; and Dexter, Tony and Darrell Black.

Honorary pallbearers were John Fry; Joshua Mills; George, Thurman,Ray, J. B. and Adolphus Black; Frank Ashton; and Alex Woolridge.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 19, 2002

Black, Elizabeth E. (Harper) Card

Died, at the family residence in this city, last Tuesday shortly after the noon hour, after a lingering illness extending over many months, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Black, aged 72 years. The remains were prepared for burial and tenderly laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery the following morning at 10:30, Rev. J. E. Buck officiating. Mrs. Black was born near London, England. She celebrated her 16th birthday while on board of a ship bound for the United States. Her mother and stepfather settled near LaGrange, Mrs. Black was originally a Miss Harper, and her father was a Methodist minister. Her father died when she was quite small. Mrs. Black’s first marriage was to Mr. S. A. Card, and occurred in 1855 near LaGrange. After a happy wedded life she was left a widow in 1875. In the year 1878 she was married to Mr. J. S. Black, but again widowed by the death of her husband in 1885. She was the mother of seven children three of whom survive--Mrs. T. S. Doggett, Mrs. Susie Allen, and Miss Jessie Card. Mrs. Black moved to this city in 1886. She joined the Baptist church in 1871, and ever lived the life of a consistent, good christian woman, one of the best friends and neighbors that any one ever possessed. She was always foremost in any work that tended to elevate humanity or aid the distressed. Of a kind, motherly disposition, she was especially popular among the young people, many of whom looked upon her as a mother and the dearest of friends. The writer knew her for many years, and can truthfully say that none but kindly words were ever spoken of her in his presence. Our people feel keenly the loss of this most excellent lady, whose latter life was marred by an unfortunate stroke of paralysis, which deprived her of the power of speech for many months prior to her decease. None knew her but to love her, may truthfully be said of Mrs. Black, and in her death the grief-stricken family has the heartfelt sympathy of all.

Weimar Mercury, June 2, 1906, page 4

Black, Frances S. (Morrow)

Final Rites for Mrs. Frances Black, 92, This Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances S. Black, 92, lifelong resident of this vicinity and 45-year citizen of Weimar, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Weimar Cemetery.

The Rev. C. L. Boone will officiate, assisted by the Revs. Daniel E. Hogan and J. L. Atkison.

Death came to the aged lady Wednesday morning, after an illness of 14 years, most of which time she was bedridden. She died In the house where she has lived since moving to Weimar 45 years ago from the New Brunn section in Fayette County. She had suffered a stroke the early part of this week.

Born in Fayette County Sept. 28, 1854, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Morrow. On September 17, 1882, she was married at Lyonsvllle, Fayette County, to William James Black, who preceded her in death many years ago. Mrs. Black was a member of the First Baptist Church here and until failing health forced her to do otherwise was active in church and community functions.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Hy. Brasher of Weimar; and one son, Walter J. Black of Flatonia.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be W. W. Williams, F. F. Brasher, Laure Brasher, F. 0. Boettcher, S. M. McCormick. and H. B. Hopper.

Weimar Mercury, April 11, 1947, page 1

Black, John

The sad death of Mr. John Black occurred last Saturday morning at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. A. Schrimsher. Deceased was 44 years of age, of one of the most respected families of this section, and his death is very much regretted. His remains were interred at the Masonic cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and were followed to their final resting place by many relatives and friends. We extended our sympathy to the bereaved in their hour of sorrow.

Weimar Mercury, February 28, 1891

Black, Walter J.

Ex-Businessman Walter Black Expires at 79

Funeral services wee held Thursday, April 8, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel for Walter J. Black, 79, who died at his home here April 7 after a lengthy illness.

Interment was in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Charles Young of Bastrop, former Baptist pastor here, officiated.

Mr. Black lived in Weimar most of his life and for several years operated an auto garage business here.

Born August 28, 1896, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William J. Black. He served at Ellington Field during World War I, attaining the rank of first sergeant. He married Leota Capps on Aug. 17, 1919. He was a past grand master in the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Black operated his garage business until 1929 when he was employed by Brasher Motor Co. He operated the Brasher branch of Flatonia from January 1947 until December 1959, when he and Mrs. black returned to Weimar to make their home. His wife survives, along with a son, Dale H. Black of Costa Mesa, Calif; three grandsons, all of Costa Mesa; and his sister, Mrs. Henry Brasher Jr. of Weimar.

Pallbearers were F. F. Brasher, David Gunn, M. K. Merrem, Richard McCreary, C. Smith of Flatonia and F. Reynolds of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1976

Black, William James

Mr. Wm. Black, a farmer residing between Schulenburg and Weimar died Saturday night last and was buried in Sunday afternoon. Mr. Black leaves a wife, two small children and several grown ones to mourn his loss.

Schulenburg Sticker, 4 Sep 1902
Contributed by Matt Cross

Mr. William Black, a well-known citizen and farmer of this section, died last Saturday night at the family residence, after a brief illness of some kidney and bowel affection. He was a gallant Confederate soldier in the days that tried men’s souls, a quiet, unobtrusive citizen,a faithful friend, and his death is deely[sic] deplored. His remains were laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery Sunday afternoon. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, September 6, 1902, page 3

Oakland Items

We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mr. W. J. Black, which occurred at his home between here and Weimar Sunday morning. Mr. Black was an old resident of Colorado county. He leaves a wife and several children.

Weimar Mercury September 6, 1902, page 5

Blackwell, Ashley Raena


Ashley Raena Blackwell, 15, of Kyle, passed away Oct. 5 at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.

She was born in San Antonio March 11, 1988 to William Bryan and Constance Raena (Poenitzsch) Blackwell . She was a sophomore at Jack C. Hays High School in Hays County.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Kenneth Wayne Poenitzsch; and great-grandfathers, Edwin Poenitzsch and E. W. Kelly.

She is survived by her father and step-mother Lisa Blackwell of Flatonia; mother and step-father Keith Duane Ryder of Kyle; grandparents, Curt and Bonnie Pfannsteil, Carroll and Connie Blackwell, G.R. and Jean Brown, Jesse and Lupe Carrizales and Charley Toliver; great-grandparents, Josephine Terrell, Alvina Poenitzsch, Roy and Estelle Blackwell, Helen Kelly and Aurora Castro; brothers, Joseph Padilla, Keith Ryder II, Reed Darragh, Klayton Blackwell, Brandon Darragh, Landon Blackwell, Brandon Ryder and Jonathon Ryder.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 10 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Fr. Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Joseph Padilla, Keith Ryder II, Jesse Carrizales Jr., Dustin Blackwell, Ray Poenitzsch, Chris Calrera, Tim Yarbrough, James Soto, Chris Alvarado, Wayne Jackson and Jo Lyn Poenitzsch.

Honorary pallbearers were Reed Darragh, Klayton Blackwell, Brandon Darragh, Landon Blackwell, Abbey Soto, Kendall Alvarado, Devon Padilla and Stephen Salazar.

Colorado County Citizen, October 15, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Blahuta, Johanna


Mrs. Joe Blahuta, an aged lady of the Dubina-Sedan section, died Sunday night, after a long illness, suffering from a complication of physical ills, and her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town Tuesday morning, a Bohemian Lutheran minister from Needville performing the funeral obsequies.

Mrs. Blahuta was 63 years of age at time of death. She leaves a husband and several children, all grown and settled in life, we understand. She ever proved herself a good Christian, wife and mother, as well as friend and neighbor, and her untimely taking off is deeply regretted . Our heartfelt sympathy is extended her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, September 20, 1935, page 1

Blahuta, John Frank

Heart Attack Is Fatal For John Blahuta

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) morning for John F. Blahuta, 65, who died at 1 p.m. Tuesday after a heart attack.

The Rev. Howard MacAllister officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Blahuta, a retired farmer and World War I veteran, had been ill with heart disease for some time.

Born in Lavaca County, he moved with his family to this section as a young boy and most of his life had lived a short distance north of town. He married Miss Annie Barta here in 1919.

She survives, along with one brother, Louis Blahuta of Schulenburg, and one sister, Mrs. Louisa Krenek of El Cahpo[sic]. Two children died as infants and a brother, Adolf, preceded Mr. Blahuta in death about 10 years ago.

Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1961, page 1

Blahuta, Joseph

Final Rites for Joseph Blahuta, 82, to Be Friday

Funeral services for Joseph Blahuta, 82, who died at the home of his son, Louis, in Schulenburg, at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, will be held at Hubbard Funeral Home here tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 3:30, with interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Walter Cartwright, will officiate in the services.

A 42-year resident of the Dubina section, Mr. Blahuta suffered a light heart stroke early Wednesday morning at the home of another son, John, with whom he lived. The second and fatal attack came as the other son was preparing to take him to the doctor.

Born in Czechoslovakia, he came to this country in 1870, settling at Praha, where a year later he married Miss Annie Petrash. They later lived at Moravia and Breslau, and in 1910 moved to Dubina. Mrs. Blahuta died in 1935. Mr. Blahuta had been a farmer before retiring several years ago.

Surviving are three sons, John and Adolf of the Dubina area, and Louis of Schulenburg; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Krenek of El Campo; and eight grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, July 25, 1952, page 1

Blahuta, Unknown


The baby son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Blahuta, Jr., living on route 2, died Friday and was buried the following day at the Masonic Cemetery west of this city. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok officiating. In the loss of their little darling the grieved parents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section.

Weimar Mercury, February 29, 1924, page 4


(View all obituaries with Blair surname)

Blake, Joe


Eagle Lake, Texas, May 17.--Joe Blake, a character well known thru out this section, an old-time slavery negro, was buried here yesterday, having died the day previous at the age of 104 years. He was born in Alabama in slavery, brought by his master to Texas and later sold to a family residing at Columbus, where he was when freedom was proclaimed. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 24, 1918, page 2


An Old Slavery Time Darkey, Eagle Lake's Oldest Citizen, Died Last Sunday; Funeral Monday.

''Uncle Joe" Blake, colored, died last Sunday afternoon and was buried in the colored [unknown] cemetery the following afternoon.

“Uncle Joe'' was a character in Eagle Lake for many years. No one has ever lived here for any length of time but who knew him. He was probably the oldest resident of this community. His exact age was not known. Surviving members of his family, as best they were able to know, state that he was 96 years of age, but the old fellow himself while in the Headlight office some time back, said he was 103 years old at that time.

''Uncle Joe" was a familiar figure on our streets. He was one of the old slavery time darkies, of which kind is fast passing away. He was always of a happy, good natured disposition, and in remarkable good health up to the past winter. While he had been under the weather at times during the winter, he was ill and in bed but three days prior to his death.

Thirty-two years ago old "Uncle Joe" worked on the farm of Capt. McCarty, and at that time was considered an old man, but was a splendid worker, and was able to lead a field squad in most any kind of farm work.

He was born in slavery in Alabama, and was owned by Judge Reese Blake, who moved to Texas from Alabama, bringing Joe with him, locating at Bellville. He was later sold to the Jamison family and was owned by Mr. J. J. Jamison and was with him in Columbus, when freedom. was proclaimed. Old Uncle Joe never forgot his old time ways. It was always “Marse So and So' when he addressed you.

"Uncle Joe" was a good old negro, inoffensive and always polite and courteous to every one. He was a great "stump" speak[sic] and his "flow of oratory" has furnished much amusement at picnics and on public gatherings. He became quite famous as a street orator when the Bailey question was the absorbing question in the state. At that time he was working for John J. Raezer, who himself was a great Bailey man. Old Uncle Joe, after absorbing a line of arguement[sic] from Mr. Raezer, with his own ever increasing flow of words--- though they meant nothing and had no connection--he developed into a great sidewalk oratory, championing Senator BaiIey's cause. Many are the people who will remember old Joe's Bailey speeches.

Just how long he has lived in the Eagle Lake section it is not known, but he was here for many years. He leaves nine children, all grown and living, twenty-two grand children and five great grand children.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 18, 1918, page 1

Blanchard, Jake

Jake Blanchard Dies the Day Before His 83rd Birthday

Funeral services were held last Friday at 9 a.m. at Untermeyer Funeral home, with continued services in St. Roch’s Catholic church at Mentz, for Jake Blanchard, retired farmer of Mentz.

Mr. Blanchard died after he was taken to Columbus hospital Jan. 13, a day before his 83rd birthday. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Doree Blanchard; his wife died about 2 years ago.

Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Adam Schmidt of Alleyton; and a number of nephews and nieces. One of them, Mrs. Melvin Heinsohn, lives in Columbus.

The rosary was recited last Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial was in Mentz Catholic cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alvin Wendel, Alvoit Drymalla, Oscar Class, Joe Meismer, Victor Leopold and Leo Kuhn.

Colorado County Citizen, January 22, 1959, page 13

Blanchard, Lucille M. (Landry)

Lucille M. Blanchard

Lucille M. "Teel" Blanchard, 81, of Sheridan died in the Columbus Community Hospital, Firday, Dec. 6, 1996 at 7:47 a.m.

She was born Sept. 8, 1915, in Napoleonville, La. to Simon and Lucille Sanchez Landry, and had been a resident of Sheridan for 56 years.

Mrs. Blanchard was employed by Rice Consolidated School District.  She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America and Sacred Heart Church where she was an Eucharistic Minister for several years.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred R. Blanchard; two daughters, Bonnie Smith of Thompsons and Darnell Varley of Sheridan; three brothers, Walter Landry of New Orleans, La., Simon Landry of Eagle Lake and Billy Landry of Luling, La.; five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and four sisters.

Visitation began at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 and continued until 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec 8 at Kubena Funeral Home.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Church of Hallettsville.  The Rev. John Peters officiated. 

Burial followed in Cheatham Cemetery, under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville.

Pallbearers were E.J. Eskine, Paul Eskine, Ernest Eskins, Randy Cates, Brian Cates, Dale Smith, Dean Varley and Jerome Anselmo.

Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Varley and Zachary Smith. 

Tribune Herald, December 11, 1996
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Blanchard, Mary (Koci)

Mrs. Blanchard Is Laid to Rest At Mentz Tuesday

Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Roch’s Catholic Church in Mentz Jan. 22 for Mrs. Mary Blanchard of Mentz with Rev. Leonard Kaszyaski officiating and Rev. Andrew Didner assisting.

Born Oct 24, 1886, in Fayette county, she was the daughter of Felix Koci.

Death came at 11 a.m. Sunday in Columbus hospital after a short ilness. Untermeyer Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

The rosary was recited at the funeral home Monday evening and burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Mentz.

Survivors include her husband, Jake Blanchard; 2 sisters of Houston, Mrs. Annie Machala and Mrs. Charlie Stewart; and several nieces and nephews, one of whom is Mrs. Melvin Heinsohn of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 1957

Blankenship, J. C.


J.C. Blankenship, 92, of Bernardo passed away Dec. 6 at the River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

He was born in Bradshaw on Sept. 22, 1911 to John Thomas and Willie Addie Gladden Blankenship. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas Aaron Blankenship; sister, Edith Blankenship; brother, Aaron Blankenship; and grandson, Mathew Blankenship.

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Neuendorff and Linda Sue Higdon of Bernardo and Lanita G. Anneler of Houston; son, Horace Curtiss Blankenship of Houston; sister, Leona Papasan of Ballinger.

Private funeral services for J.C. Blankenship were hosted at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Blanks, Arthur Jean (Henry)

Arthur Blanks Funeral Services Held March 3

Arthur Jean (Henry) Blanks, 65, of Weimar died Feb. 19.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 3 at Greater Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Weimar. Rev. Larry Henry officiated.

Interment followed at Paradise Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. Blanks was born on July 6, 1941 to Arthur Young and Augusta (Irving) Henry.

She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Weimar, and also worked as a barber.

She is survived by her daughters, June Blanks Drummond of Weimar, Sherhondia Green of Hockley, and Lana Blanks of Katy.

She is also survived by her stepsons, Toby Blanks of FortWorth, and Jimmy Blanks Jr. of Del Rio; a sister, Marie Coreathers, and brother, Garnell Henry, both of Weimar, and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters; and three brothers.

Weimar Mercury, March 8, 2007, page 2

Blanks, Joseph Charles

Joe C. Blanks, Shaver Relative, Expires at 54

Joseph Charles Blanks, 54, of LaPorte, son-in-law of Mrs. Sadie Shaver of Weimar and the late Grady Shaver, died on Christmas day, of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, at Earthman Gulf Freeway Chapel, and burial was in Forest Park East, Houston.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jane Blanks of LaPorte; a son Grady L. Blanks of Kemah; two daughters, Miss Sara Blanks and Mrs. Margaret B. Taylor of Houston; two grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Bess Blanks, and a sister, Mrs. John R. Jackson, both of Mississippi.

Weimar Mercury, January 8, 1970, page 2

Blanton, Carey

Eagle Lake Items

Carey Blanton, one of our best freedmen, died at his residence in town last Saturday night, after a long illness. Carey was an honest faithful and industrious darky and will be missed by the community. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 27, 1891

Blanton, Hattie P. (Deal)

Died, in Kingsbury, Guadalupe county, the 2d day of February, 1882, Mrs. Hattie Deal Blanton.

In the bloom of womanhood, she looked forward to a long future of happiness, but an all-wise Providence has taken her pure spirit from this world of care and sorrow to Himself to dwell forever. She was self-sacrificing, kind and generous, a dutiful and devoted daughter, a loving wife and affectionate sister. Those who knew her best loved her most. “Amiable, she won all; intelligent, she charmed all; fervent, she loved all; and dead, she saddened all.” G.P. [Interment in Brushy Creek Cemetery (Guadalupe County)

Colorado Citizen, February 2, 1882, page 3

Blanton, Mose


Mose Blanton, one of the respectable and old-time colored citizens of this community, died at his home near town last Saturday and was buried Sunday. Mose had many friends among the white folks here, and was one among the best of the colored citizens of the community. [Place of interment unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 18, 1922

Blaschke, Alma (Muehr)

Alma M. Blaschke

Funeral services for Alma M. Blaschke, 87, of Stafford, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Rose Cemetery in Schulenburg

A rosary is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday at Davis-Dawson Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

Mrs. Blaschke died Tuesday afternoon at Westbury Hospital in Houston. She was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Lillian and her husband, Brenson Abbott of Stafford; four grandsons, Brenson Abbott Jr., of Houston, Michael of Sugar Land, Byron of Bellville and David Abbott of Dayton, Ohio; and nine great-grandchildren.

Services are under the direction of Davis-Dawson Funeral Home

(One of the Ft. Bend County newspapers)
August 28, 1986

Alma M. Blaschke

Alma M. Blaschke, 87, of Stafford, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 1986.

Survivors: One daughter, Lillian and husband, Brenson Abbott of Stafford; four grandsons, Brenson, Jr. of Houston, Michael of Sugar Land, Byron of Bellville and David of Dayton, Ohio; nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services Friday, August 29, 1986 at 9:30 a.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land. Graveside services 1 p.m. Friday, St. Rose Cemetery in Schulenburg. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Friday, Davis-Dawson Funeral Home in Rosenberg.

Friends may call at Davis Dawson Funeral Home in Rosenberg after 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Davis-Dawson Funeral Home, 1223 6th St., Rosenberg, 342-3734.

Houston Post, Thursday, August 28, 1986
Submitted by Mark Schumann
[Daughter of Theresia Pauler Muehr who lived in Weimar and is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery. Sister of Mary Muehr Matzke who lived in Weimar and is buried in St. Michael's Cemetery.]

Blascke, Antone

Oakland Remarks

News has just reached me of the sad drowning of a German by the name of Antone Blaske. He had a wife and five children, and lived on the old Carson place, about two miles from here on the Weimar road. Last Wednesday morning he got on his horse and took his little son on another horse and went over to Clear creek, some two miles above here. The creek was very much swollen from the rain the night before but being back water from Navidad, he concluded he could swim it on his horse, as he wanted to cross, and put in, but missed the ford bank on the opposite side. His horse struck a steep bank, which he could not ascend and fell over backward, carrying Mr. Blaske under the water. The horse swam out, and the little boy and his horse swam out safe on the opposite side, but Mr. Blaske sank and was not seen anymore. There is no chance to get the body until the water goes down. A great many have gone up there from here, but up to Thursday morning 10 o’clock the body had not been recovered. NAVIDAD

Weimar Mercury, April 26, 1890

The man that was drowned in Clear creek (Mr. Blaske) was found Friday morning, just two days after, by a freedman named John Allen, who received the fifty dollars reward that was offered. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1890

Oakland Notes

During the rains on Wednesday of last week Antone Blaschke, a German farmer, about thirty five years old, and renter on Mr. H. Nichmann’s[sic] place near here, attempted to cross Clear creek, which was swiming, and was drowned. It seems that his intentions were to go to Schulenburg, and was accompanied by a boy, and in crossing the stream his horse got into a washout on the oppoisite bank and he was thrown from the horse with the above results. His body was found on Friday morning by John Allen, a colored man, who received a reward of fifty dollars for finding the body. He had on his person one hundred and thirty one dollars in a small book, the leaves of which were hardly wet from a stay of two nights in the water. The deceased leaves a wife and six children.

Colorado Citizen, May 3, 1890

Blaschke, Erna

We regret to announce the death of the infant daughter of our friends, Mr. Joe Blaschke and wife, who lives a few miles south of town. The little one was about three or four months old and had been sick almost from birth. The burial took place last Saturday afternoon [New Bielau Cemetery], a number of sympathizing friends witnessing the last sad rites. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1903,page 9

Blaschke, Joe

Services Are Held For Joe Blaschke

Funeral services for Joe Blaschke, 80, were held at Odd Fellows Rest Monday, with Rev. Leo Simon of Frelsburg officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Untermeyer Brothers.

Pallbearers were O. G. Hoegemeyer, Herman Braden, Elo Willmann, Fred Schmidt, Emil Huebel and Ed Schmidt.

Mr. Blaschke, born in Austria on June 18, 1862, came to this country at the age of 13 and settled near Frelsburg, spending the remainder of his life in Colorado County, the last 22 years of which he lived on a farm just north of Columbus. He was a member of Hermann Sons Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Leo Blaschke of Columbus, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Huebel of Columbus and Mrs. James Turner of Van Vleck and nine grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, February 18, 1943
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Blaschke, Leo L.

Leo Blaschke Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for Leo Blaschke, age 58, were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Tuesday at 3 p.m.

He was born at Shaw’s Bend Sept. 27, 1899, and died in Columbus hospital June 15, after being in poor health for 2 years. Rev. G. Wolf officiated.

He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Julius S. Kurtz, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Frank Huebel and Mrs. Jim Turner, all of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Raymond Turner, James Turner, Howard Huebel, Emil Huebel and Irwin Alley of Columbus ad E. Pilsener[sic] of Houston.

Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest.

Colorado County Citizen, June 19, 1958, page 12

Blaschke, Mary (Schmidt)

Mrs. Joe (Mary) Blaschke, 83 year old Colorado County native, was buried in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery yesterday morning, after services were conducted by Rev. G. Wolf of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Blaschke died suddenly Monday in her home in Columbus. She would have been 84 Feb 13. Survivors include a son, Leo Blaschke; two daughters, Mrs Frank Huebel and Mrs Jim Turner, all of here. She had 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Untermeyer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Raymond Turner, Howard Huebel, Emil Huebel, Jr, Jesse Martin of Columbus, James Turner, Van Vieck and great-grandson Leonard Allgood of Dallas.

Colorado County Citizen, January 26, 1950
Contributed by Terry Jackson

Blaschke, Regina (Venghaus)

Mrs Regina Blaschke of Columbus died in Columbus Hospital March 20 at the age of 65.

A lifetime resident of this area, Mrs Blaschke was born in Frelsburg Dec. 4, 1909, a daughter of Fred and Bertha Opperman Venghaus. She married Leo L Blaschke Nov 27, 1926 and he preceeded her in death in 1958. She attended St Paul Lutheran Church.

Funeral services were held at Henneke Funeral Home Saturday at 2:30 pm with the Rev L.G. Wehman officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Julius (Geraldine) Kurtz and a son-in-law, Mr Kurtz of Columbus; one sister, Mrs Joe (Laura) Pilsner of Houston; two brothers, Edwin Venghaus of Schulenburg and Erwin Venghaus of Port Arthur and one grandchild, Janine Kurtz.

Pallbearers were Harvey Venghaus, Walter Oppermann, Claude Venghaus, Howard Huebel, Erman Pilsner and Leonard Venghaus.

Colorado County Citizen, Mar 22, 1975
Contributed by Terry Jackson

Blaschke, Unknown

Mrs. Chas. Blaske[sic] died last week at the home of her father, Mr. Hamlin, several miles northeast of Weimar. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved relatives. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 10, 1892

Bledsoe, M. E.

M. E. Bledsoe, Former HD Agent, Dies in Indiana

M. E. Bledsoe, Negro home demonstration agent of Colorado county for 21 years, who had been in retirement for the past several years, died Sept. 25 at the home of her brother, Nathan Mitchem, in Albany, Ind. She had been making her home there for some time.

Funeral services were held in New Albany last Friday.

She had been with the Texas Extension Service for 30 years.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 1963, page 14

Blessington, Clement A.


Clement A. Blessington, 71, of Houston passed away Nov. 17 in Houston.

He was born March 27, 1932 in Eagle Lake to Florence and Clement A. Blessington Sr.

He graduated from Southwest Texas University in 1952 and taught high school science in Shiner and Needville before entering the U.S. Army. He also worked for Dresser Magabar and Halliburton as a research chemist.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Emmie Lou Nielsen Blessington; son, Kevin Nielsen Blessington; and sisters, Vera Fregia of Riviera, William and Jolly Manis of Garwood and Jeweline Fling also of Garwood.

Funeral services were Nov. 20 at Forest Park Westheimer Chapel and Cemetery with Pastor Cindy Beck of Faith Lutheran Church officiating.

Pallbearers were Ross Fling, Maury Fregia, Jim Nielsen, Sofus Nielsen, Antonio Guerrero and Mike Lieb. Honorary pallbearers were Joe C. Fling and Robert G. Woolard.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Blessington, Clement Auguston

C. A. Blessington Funeral Is Held

C. A. Blessington, 82, a Spanish-American war veteran and long time resident of Altair, was buried in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here Dec. 23 following rites in the Mill-Bauer Funeral home in Eagle Lake. Rev. A. W. Didner of Eagle Lake officiated.

Mr. Blessington died in Laughlin hospital Dec. 21.

Survivors are his widow, 3 daughters, a son and 2 brothers.

Colorado County Citizen, December 31, 1959

Blessington, Florence (Smith)

Last Rites for Mrs. C. A. Blessington

Mrs. C. A. (Florence)  Blessington, a long-time resident  of Eagle Lake and Altair, Succumbed, in the Youeris Hospital in Weimar at 10:30 a.m. Monday,  Jan. 27th.  She had been in ill health for the a week, but took a turn for the worse and passed away suddenly.  Funeral Services were held from the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28th, with the Rev. Windel  Bell, Pastor of the Colly Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Odd Fellows Rest in Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Tyler, Elmo Werlla, George Stafford, Alfred Meyer, Ernest Uriett, and V.E. Gosch.  Mrs. Blessington, nee Florence Smith, was born February 8, 1890 In Smithville, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary Bennett Smith. She was united in marriage with C. A. Blessington December 5, 1917  in Columbus.   The family resided in Eagle Lake until moving to Altair in 1938.  Mr. Blessington was a Farmer and he and Mrs. Blessington operated a store for some time at Altair.   Surviving are. three daughters, Mrs. Jeweline Fling and Mrs. Jollie Manis of Garwood and Mrs. Vera Fregia of Houston; One son, Clem Blessington of Houston; seven grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews; also one sister, Mrs. Joe Semora of Chesterville; and two brothers,  John and Joe Smith of Eagle Lake. Her husband preceded her In death in 1959. Mrs. Blessington kindly manner and consideration for her family and friends won for her the love and respect of all who came to know her.  She shall be missed dearly by loved ones and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 30, 1969

Block, John

FATAL ACCIDENT.--Last Sunday a man giving his name as John Block was run over by the east-bound train just after it had left Weimar. The train was slowed up, Long[sic] taken on board, and brought to the Railway hospital in this city. His injuries, however were of such a serious nature that Dr. Harrison was unable to afford him relief, and he died the same night. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, January 8, 1885

Bloecher, Gerald Lee


Gerald Lee Bloecher, 73, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 19 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born at St. Joseph Hospital in Houston July 29, 1933 and grew up in Addicks. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Korean war veteran and a member of VFW Post 8790 in Spring Branch.

He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He married wife Sharon on March 30, 1985, and moved to Columbus in October of 1986, where he owned and operated Columbus Auto Upholstery for 20 years. His favorite hobbies included trail riding, fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his son, Randall Bloecher; daughter, Megan Bloecher; father, Carl Arthur Bloecher; and sister, Leah Ray Fraysur.

He is survived by his wife; mother, Alma Bloecher, of Columbus; son, Steaphen Bloecher and wife, Laurie, of Magnolia; grandson, Matthew Bloecher; granddaughters, Steaphanie and Sarah Bloecher; as well as many other family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers are Dwayne Brush, Brent Flower, Dustin Flower, Travis Flower, Richard Huerta, Jimmy Metcalf, Steve Morris, George Polk, Jr., and honorary pallbearer Jerry Randall.

Contributions may be made to Megan Bloecher Memorial or Christopher Kilpatrick Scholarship Fund c/o P. O. Box 9, Columbus, TX 78934.

Colorado County Citizen, August 23, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Bloecher, Megan Renee


Megan Renee Bloecher, 18, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, Aug. 12, at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.

She was born at Columbus Community Hospital on Feb. 26, 1988 and graduated from Columbus High School in May of 2006 where she played volleyball, basketball, ran track and was a cheerleader. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and participated in 4-H, SADD, FFA and TAFE. She was accepted to Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi and planned to attend the fall semester of 2006.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Randall Bloecher; grandfathers, Carl Arthur Bloecher, of Columbus and R.L. Cook of Crockett; and aunt, Leah Ray Fraysur.

She is survived by her parents, Gerald and Sharon Bloecher, of Columbus; grandmothers, Alma Bloecher, of Columbus and Nelda Moore, of Lovelady; brother and sister-in-law, Steaphen and Laurie Bloecher, of Magnolia; nephew, Matthew Bloecher; nieces, Steaphanie and Sarah Bloecher; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus and beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Corey Peikert, Jeff Werland, Joseph Poenitzsch, Jamie Ripper, Garrett Schindler, Joshua Moeckel, Taylor Kotrla and Taylor Janak.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Megan Bloecher Memorial Fund, First State Bank, P. O. Box 9, Columbus, Texas 78934

Colorado County Citizen, August 16, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Bluntson, Lonniel


Lonniel Bluntson, 42, passed away March 16.

He was born Nov. 14, 1960 to Arvis and Mablelean Bluntson.

He was preceded in death by brother, Kenneth Bluntson.

He is survived by his parents; daughter, Sakari Bluntson of Dallas; brother, Arvis Jr. and Dennis; sisters, Odessa Bluntson and Mable Bufford of Houston, Karen Williams and husband James of Katy; aunts; uncles; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were March 22 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Paul L. Barrow Sr. officiating.

Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Melvin Carter, Earnest Fields Jr., Norman Henderson Jr., Marvin Bluntson, Dewey Pettus, Larry Haynes, Rodney Moore and Lloyd Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers were Arvis Bluntson Jr., Dennis Bluntson, Terry Glover, Clint Bluntson, James Williams, Harrison J. Batiste, Tommy Tyler, Steve Johnson and Hollace Lemons.

Colorado County Citizen, April 2, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Boahmar, J.

Oakland Notes

Prof. J. Boahmar, of San Antonio, an excellent music teacher and one that has taught a music class at Oakland for two or more summers past, died here last Wednesday night at ten o’clock, aged 79. His remains were placed at rest at the old Clear Creek Cemetery. Peace to his ashes and a gentle thought to his memory.

Colorado Citizen, July 29, 1886

Boatright, L.




Columbus, Oct. 19, 1873.
There is terrible excitement here. Yeloow fever is reported, and there is riot in our midst [riot refers to later story]. Drs. Bowers, Moore and Brown report the following cases of yellow fever this morning: J. B. Russell, manager of Western Union Telegraph office; L. Boatright, Mr. Sachs, Mr. Brown and Mr. McCoy. Messrs. Sachs, Brown and McCoy have since died. Many of our citizens are leaving town, and seeking refuge in the country. . . .


Columbus, Oct. 20.
There is great excitement here, and citizens are fleeing on trains, carriages and otherwise. There have been five deaths since yesterday morning, including J. B. Russell, telegraph operator.

The physicians disagree—two call the disease yellow fever, while others think differently.


Columbus, Oct. 20.
Yellow fever is reported to be on the increase. J. B. Russell and L. Boatright died last night. A number of new cases this morning Many of our citizens are leaving on the morning's train and otherwise. [Burial place unknown]

Galveston Daily News, October 21, 1873, page 2


(View all obituaries with Bock surname)

Bockelmann, Anna (Klemm)

Last Rites for Mrs. Bockelmann, 85, Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bockelmann, 85, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Friday afternoon, Feb. 21, with interment in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Arnold Anders officiated.

In ill health about 18 months, Mrs. Bockelmann was a hospital patient for a long while before moving to Colonial Rest Home at Schulenburg in July 1956. She died there Wednesday, Feb. 19.

Mrs. Bockelmann was the widow of the late Aug. Bockelmann, who died in 1941. Born April 5, 1872, in DeKalb, Ill., she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Klemm. The Bockelmanns were married in Illinois and moved here in 1911, settling on a farm.

Her only immediate survivor is a son, Paul Klemm, who lives in Illinois. She was an aunt of Alfred Glancy of Weimar.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Albert and John Williams, Alfred Raabe, Fred Hoegemeyer, John Hajovsky and John Heger.

Weimar Mercury February 28, 1958

Bockelmann, August L.

Final Rites Are Held Here For Aug. Bockelmann

Funeral services for August Bockelmann, 80, a thirty-year resident of Weimar and Weimar area, whose death occurred at the family residence Monday morning at 8:45, were held here Tuesday afternoon, from the home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Evangelical pastor, officiating.

The deceased, a native of Germany where he was born Sept. 27, 1861, was a son of Ernest Bockelmann and wife. At the age of 19, he emigrated to the United States, settling in Illinois where he later became a railroad company employe and also had farming interests. In March, 1911. he came to Weimar and settled south of here and engaged in farming.

On Jan, 1, 1891, he married Miss Anna Klemm at Somanauk, Ill., where he lived until his departure for Weimar. In 1923, he retired from active farming and moved into town from his farm south of here. He had since made this town his home. On Jan. 7, 1941, Mr. and Mrs. Bockelmann celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.

He was a shoemaker by trade but spent most of his life on the farm. His was a long life of usefulness. He delighted to work in his garden and in keeping his home place looking nice.

He is survived by his widow who resides in Weimar; two brothers, both residents of Germany.

Burial was in the Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery.

To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury extends its sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, April 25, 1941, page 1

Bodle, Claude E.

Claude Bodle Died At Chesterville At Early Hour Tuesday

Was Ill For Long Time After Pneumonia Attack During War, But Contracted Fatal Illness Two Months Ago

Friends and acquaintances throughout this section were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mr. Claude E. Bodle which occurred at the family home at Chesterville at 1 o’clock Tuesday morning.

Mr. Bodle had not been in good health for a long time. He returned home from the World War following a severe attack of pneumonia and was in Government Hospitals for a long time following his illness.

He apparently recovered his health to a considerable extent and was up and about until the first day of November when he developed heart trouble and other complications.

Mr. Bodle was 45 years of age and a splendid citizen. He was kind hearted and courteous to every one and had a large circle of friends who join with the relatives in mourning his death.

The funeral services were conducted at Chesterville at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon ,and with interment in the cemetery at that place, the services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Wines of Lissie.

Mr. Bodle is survived by his wife and two sons, one seven years of age and the other a baby boy of five months, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Bodle, and one brother, George, whose home is in Chicago but who has been with his family here for several months and who was at his brother’s bedside when the end came.

The pallbearers were Harry Larson, W. S. Gordy, Hillie Kretzschmar, Leo Herring, Ben Stapleton and A. A. Klockmann, all of the local Legion Post of which the deceased was a member.

The Headlight joins the people of the entire community in extending deepest sympathy to the surviving relatives in the hour of sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 7, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Boedeker, Henry

Columbus, April 22.--Mr. Henry Boedeker died at his home in this city last night. He was born at Demoid, in Germany, August 4, 1828; came to Texas in 1851 and for many years has been one of the most substantial citizens of Colorado county. He held the office of treasurer about twenty years, a longer term than any other officer. He was married to Miss Louisa Thulemeyer April 5, 1855. He was the father of Mr. Chas. Boedeker of the Cane Belt railroad and Mrs. R. E. Farmer of this city, who, besides his wife, survive him. His funeral was held at the city cemetery this afternoon, conducted by Columbus lodge No. 51 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which society he was a member. He was the oldest member of the city fire department and their flag is at half mast in his honor.

Weimar Mercury, April 27, 1901, page 5

Boedecker, Laurel (Leyendecker) 

Mrs. Boedecker, Member of Pioneer Family, Dies

Mrs. Laurel Boedeker, aged 91, died in her Houston home Sunday after an illness of 10 years.  She was the former Laurel Leyendecker, born in Columbus in 1871.  She was a great-granddaughter of Dilue Rose Harris, who with her husband, Ira A. Harris, were some of the first settlers of Columbus, who, in the 1840's, built the stone house that is still standing across from the southeast corner of the school ground.  Dilue Harris' memoirs are recognized as authentic Texas history.  Mrs. Boedeker's husband, Charles, died in 1948.  He was one of the founders of Great Southern Life Insurance Co.  In addition to their importance as Texas settlers, the family once owned the land on which Hermann Park, Rice University and the Shamrock Hilton hotel are now located in Houston.  Mrs. Boedeker is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. F. Minton, a grandson, Carl B. Minton, and a great-grandson, Carl B. Minton, Jr., all of Houston.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 15, 1962
Submitted by David Hahn

Boedeker, W. H.

Mr. W. H. Boedeker, aged 36 years, a life long resident of Columbus, died last Saturday mornng after a brief illness at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. R. E. Farmer. He was engaged in the drug business in Columbus many years. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

Halletsville Herald, September 22, 1900


(View all obituaries with Boeer surname)

Boehl, Harry

Young Boehl Dies Suddenly Near Shiner

Mr. Harry Boehl, 17-year-old son of our good friend, Mr. Fritz Boehl, of the Shiner section died suddenly last Friday, and the remains were brought here Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock for interment in the Weimar cemetery. Quite a number of Shiner friends and a number from this city, the former home of Mr. Fritz Boehl, were present to witness the last sad rites.

Particulars of young Boehl's death are merger. We have been told that he became very warm while at work in the field last Friday afternoon, and going to the family home he drew up a bucket of cold water, of which he drank copiously, afterward pouring same over his heated head. He was taken violently sick soon afterward. and died shortly thereafter.

Harry was a steady young man, popular with his friends and associates. a great help to his father and family. and his sudden and untimely death is deeply and sincerely regretted. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved father, who it seems to us, is having more than his share of trouble and sorrow the past few years, having buried several of his loved ones in the Weimar cemetery.

May God be merciful to him in his bereavement and comfort him as He alone can.

Weimar Mercury, September 7, 1928, page 1

Boehl, Helen M.

Mrs. Helen Boehl Interred Here

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 5, at Masonic Cemetery for Mrs. Helen Boehl of Route 1, Moulton.

Mrs. Boehl died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe Vyeral of Moulton. She was 85. Other survivors are two sons, Henry Boehl of Port Lavaca and Edmund Boehl of Shiner; another daughter, Mrs. Emil Behlen of Moulton; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, March 11, 1960, page 4

Boehl, Hilda H.

Hilda, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz H. Boehl of Galveston, aged about 6 years, died Tuesday of scarlet fever, and the remains were brought here Wednesday and laid to rest in the family lot in the Masonic cemetery. On account of the nature of the disease, it was deemed best that the parents not accompany the remains, hence they were placed in charge of a friend, who accompanied them here, and loving friends at this point attended to the funeral obsequies. In the misfortune which has deprived the family of one of its loved treasures, Mr. Boehl and wife have the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this sections.

Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1905, page 1

Boehl, Leona


Miss Leona, the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Boehl of the Shiner section (former residents of this city) died Thursday last, following an operation for appendicitis, and the remains were brought overland to the Weimar Masonic Cemetery for interment Friday afternoon, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran minister, officiating.

The Boehl family lived in this city several years ago, and were highly regarded by everyone. In their bereavement over the loss of their beloved daughter, they have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Weimar Mercury, March 14, 1924, page 1

Boehl, Wilma

Former Weimar Citizen's Daughter Dead

Funeral notices distributed here last Friday Indicate that Miss Wilma Boehl, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Boehl of Shiner, former respected citizens of our little city, died Thursday and the remains were brought here and laid to rest in the Weimar cemetery.

We had hoped to see some member of the family and secure further particulars, but In this we failed. We hope to secure same from the Shiner Gazette of this week's issue and will publish same in next issue of the Mercury.

Our good friends and citizens of former days have had more than their share of hard luck the past few years, and in their added misfortune over the loss by death of a beloved daughter, they have the heartfelt sympathy of their former neighbors here in Weimar. May God be merciful to them, in our earnest wish!

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1932, page 1

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boehl in the loss of their beloved daughter. Wilma, who passed away at the family home on Wednesday, May 18th, after three months of intense suffering. She was born in Shiner. Texas. July 7th. 1916. Here she spent her entire life. Last year she was confirmed in the Dr. Martin Lutheran Church. Her's was a gentle, quiet, sweet personality and her pleasant disposition created numerous friends who are saddened over her going away. Though a great sufferer, she was always hopeful of recovery.
All that medical aid could do was to no avail and at the last it even failed to relieve her pain. Her family all lavished tender and affectionate care upon her, especially her patient and devoted mother. The grief of the stricken parents was indeed pathetic.

Every four years during the past twelve they have mourned the loss of a member of their family circle. The. three brothers who survive are Adolf of Westhoff. Edmund and Henry of Shiner. The two sisters are Mrs. Emil Behlen and Hertha of Shiner. One brother, Harry, and two sisters, Hulda and Leona, preceded her to the grave. Her pastor. Rev. J. C. A. Pfenninger, conducted the last sad rites.

The funeral cortege left the family home at Shiner Friday morning at 9 o'clock for Weimar, where the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the family burial plot. The pall bearers were Joe and Rudy Vyoral, Eddie Trojacek, Erwin Kaspar, Rudy Schroeder and Fred Cook.

To those so deeply grieved by her passing, the Gazette offers sincere arid abiding sympathy.--Shiner Gazette.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1932, page 6

Boehme, Howard L.

Columbus Youth Drowns As Boat Capsizes In River

Howard Boehme, 18-year-old senior at Columbus High School was drowned July 4 when a motor boat in which he was riding alone capsized in the Colorado River, near the new Highway 71 bridge.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Boehme, watched the accident from the bank.

The tragedy occurred about 6:30 in the evening, and an unidentified Negro boy dived and found the body at about 8 o’clock. Artificial respiration was administered to no avail.

The youth had been riding in the boat with several boys and girls, and after letting them out at the bank had decided to “take one more turn” alone. They boat overturned as he made a sharp turn and he went down. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, July 7, 1950, page 1

Boehme, Lula Natalie (Kansteiner)

Lula N. Boehme
June 11, 1898 - February 11, 1991

Services for Lula N. Boehme, 92, of Columbus were held Feb. 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastors Robert Schlortt and H. L. Anderson officiating.

Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Boehme passed away Feb. 11, at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born June 11, 1898 in Columbus. the daughter of Bernard Kansteiner and Mary Eickelberg Kainsteiner[sic]. On June 20, 1923, she married Henry Boehme in Colorado County.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and Senior Circle.

Boehme was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 18, 1953 and one son, Henry Boehme, July 4, 1950.

Survivors include two brothers, Weldon and Walter Kansteiner, both of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Floyd Borski, Ernest Boehme, Shane Kansteiner, Kelly Boehme, Daniel Berger and Jimmy Kansteiner.

Altemate[sic] pallbearers were Bennie Kansteiner, James Berger and L. E. Kansteiner.

Henneke Funeral Home Inc., Columbus directors.

The Banner Press, February 21, 1991

Boeker, Arthur “Jack”

“Jack” Boeker Services Held May 10

Funeral services for Arthur “Jack” Boeker, 85, were held May 10 at Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. Norman “Skip” Sirnic officiating. Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Boeker died May 7 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

He was born August 7, 1907 in Weimar to Otto and Josephine (Heller) Boeker and lived most of his life in Weimar.

He attended school in Oak Grove.

He married Georgia Dusek on Oct. 5, 1940 in Lockhart. His wife of 53 years survives him.

A rancher and cattleman, he was also a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of which he received a 50-year pin.

In addition to his wife, two sons survived him, Raymond and wife Lillian of Houston, and Roy and Jimmie Lou, also of Houston; a sister, Selma Taylor of Weimar; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillie Holt.

Pallbearers were grandsons Dennis Boeker, Randy Boeker, Jack Boeker, Scott Boeker, Blake Boeker and Wade Boeker

The Weimar Mercury, May 13, 1993
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Boeker, Charles F.

Charles F. Boeker Claimed By Death

Charles F. Boeker, 48, Allendale addition dairyman, died Sunday morning at his home.

Mr. Boeker, a native of Weimar, had lived in Houston for fifteen years. He was a member of the Sons of Hermann, Knights of Pythias and the Praetorians. He was owner and operator of Boeker dairy.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:15 a. m. Tuesday at the Houston funeral home chapel, after which the body will be taken overland to Weimar for burial.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Annike Boeker; three daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Schubert of Woodsboro, Miss Eloise and Miss Berta Lee Boeker of Houston; one son, Leon Boeker of Houston; three brothers, Fritz Boeker of Weimar, August Boeker of Houston and Otto Boeker of Port Lavaca; a sister, Mrs. Ann Schubert of Woodsboro, and one grandchild. Houston Post.

Many friends throughout this section will deeply regret to learn of Charlie Boeker's death. Practically all his life up to manhood was spent in the Content Section, and his unfailing good humor and sturdiness of character won friends for him wherever he was known. Some fifteen years ago he moved to Houston to establish a diary, in which business he was very successful, we are told.

He and his family were here on Decoration Day, and at that time he appeared in the best of health. However, we are told he suffered from a severe heart ailment, and a sudden attack of this nature was the cause of his death. Truly a good man has gone from among us.

The remains were brought to this city Tuesday and at 3 p.m. were laid to rest in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Active pall bearers were Messrs. Ira Williams, Charles Whitten, J. E. Whitten, J. E. Ambert, Gary Arnold, Louis H. Laas and John Garner. Honorary pall bearers named by the family are as follows: Messrs. Emil Brunkenhoefer, Gus and Anton Beck, Steve Heller, Matt Foster, Henry…, Frank Seifert, ……, …Rabel of Weimar, Gene Caseley, Jess Durbin, E. E. Stokes, Harry McCutcheon, Art Walcholz, D. H. Rohrer, Bob Berman and W. O. W. Smith, Houston.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved one.

The Weimar Mercury, Friday, April 30, 1937
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Boeker, Edna Emily

Edna Emily Boeker, the bright little 1-year-old daughter of Chas. Boeker and wife of Eureka Pines, near Houston, former residents of this section died early Friday morning and the remains were brought here Friday afternoon for interment in the Masonic cemetery, Rev. P. Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiating. The heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended Mr. and Mrs. Boeker in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, May 11, 1917, page 1

Boeker, Fritz

Final Rites for Fritz Boeker, 74, Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Fritz Boeker, 74, who died afer a week’s illness, at his home here Saturday night about 9:30 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. C. Emigholz officiating.

Interment was made in the City [Masonic] Cemetery.

The aged amd well-known farmer had been a resident of this country for 64 years. Born in Germany on August 30, 1873, he was the son of Fritz and Minnie Meyer Boeker. The family came to this country in 1883, settling at Content. On Nov. 20, 1900, Mr. Boeker married Miss Mary Humplik, also of this area, who preceded him in death by only three months and four days, her death occuring last October. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving are twin bothers, August and Otto, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Sophie Couch of Houston; and a nephew, Jack Boeker, with whom he made his home here.

Active pallbearers at the funeral were Willie Lange, Leon Boeker, Jesse Boeker, Wm. Boeker, Robert Boeker, and George Humplik.

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1948

Boeker, Fritz Sr.


Mr. Fritz Boeker, Sr., an old settler of this section, died at the home of one of his children near Houston--where he and his aged wife had been making their home for several years--on Tuesday of this week.

The remains were brought to this city and the funeral took place today (Thursday) at 2 o’clock from the residence of Mr. Henry Seifert, with interment in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 1932

One of This Section’s Oldest Citizens Dead

The Mercury briefly mentioned the fact in last issue that Mr. Fritz Boeker, Sr., one of our oldest citizens, had died at the home of his son, Mr. August Boeker, near Houston, and that the remains would be brought here for interment in the Masonic Cemetery. The remains were brought to the residence of Mr. Henry Seifert, and the funeral took place from that point, Aug. 18, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, his former pastor, officiating at the grave.

Fritz Boeker, Sr., was born June 24, 1843, at Dieljen, Westfallen, Germany. He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Meyer in 1868. To this couple were born eight children. The family moved to this county in 1881, first settling in the Content-New Bielau community, where he and his good wife lived up to the time of their removal, on account of age and infirmities, to the home of their son, August, near Houston, in October, 1930. Mr. Boeker’s death occurred on Aug. 16 at 5:45 p.m. He was 90 years of age on the 24th of June, this year. Three of the original family of eight children are dead--Willie, Henry and Herman. The widow survives, also five of the children--Fritz, Jr., August, Otto, Charles and one daughter, Mrs. Sophie Lange. All reside in or near Houston with the exception of Fritz, Jr., who lives near Weimar. There are also twenty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Boeker was one of the original charter members of the Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church of New Bielau.

He was a successful farmer, a hard worker, a man devoted to his family, a good neighbor and friend, and having lived in this section for so long a time was well known to nearly all of our people. His passing is viewed with regret by all.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1932

Boeker, Josephine Annie (Heller)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Boeker 76, Set Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Annie Boeker, 76, who died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Youens Hospital, will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing with 10 a.m. services in St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. Henry Rolf will officiate. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Boeker, in ill health about a year, had been in the hospital a week.

Born March 30, 1886, near Weimar, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Heller Sr. She was married to Otto Boeker here in 1905, and except for a brief residence in Houston had lived here the rest of her life. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are one son, Jack Boeker of Weimar; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pete (Selma) Taylor of Houston and Mrs. Eugene (Lillie) Holt of Fort Worth; 5 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roy Boeker, Ray Beker, Everett Taylor, Vernon Holt, Joe Dann Gunn and Ray (Buddy) Kusey.

The Weimar Mercury, November 29, 1962
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Boeker, Mary (Humplik)

Final Rites for Mrs. Fritz Boeker, 68, Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fritz Boeker, 69, of the Content community were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Wednesday morning, October 22, with further services at St. Michael’s Church, Msgr Jos. J. Szymanski officiating, Rev. Pruski led services at the grave in City [Masonic] Cemetery.

Mrs. Boeker was born in Czechoslovakia as Mary Humplik, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Humplik, June 24, 1879. She came to this country with her parents when she was six years old, and the family settled near Weimar, where she has resided ever since. On November 20, 1900, she was married to Mr. Boeker at Weimar. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church here.

Although in poor health for several years, she did not become seriously ill until last Thursday night, when a physician was called to attend her. Later she was taken to Schulze Hospital in Schulenburg, where she died less than an hour after her arrival.

Surviving are her husband; one sister, Mrs. Edmund Barta of Weimar; and one brother, Frank Humplik of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, October 24, 1947
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Boeker, Minnie (Meyer)

Mrs. Minnie Boeker Buried Wednesday

News of the death of Mrs. Minnie Boeker, widow of the late Fritz Boeker, Sr., which occurred late Monday evening at the home of her son, Mr. August Boeker, near Houston, was received here and occasioned much sadness among old friends of the family.

The remains were brought here to the residence of Mr. Robert E. Klockmann, and the funeral took place from there to the Masonic Cemetery west of town Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok of Schulenburg, her late pastor, officiated in a touching burial service.

Mrs. Boeker was about 89 years of age. She was born in the old country, Minnie Meyer being her maiden name. In 1888 she was united in marriage to the late Fritz Boeker, Sr., who preceded here in death only about three months ago. To this union eight children were born. Three of these died some time ago--Willie, Henry and Herman. The five surviving children are as follows: Fritz, Jr., August, Otto, Charles, and one daughter, Mrs. Sophie Lange. All of these reside near Houston except Fritz, Jr., who lives near Weimar. There are also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

When Mrs. Boeker’s family first came to America in 1881 they settled near Content and lived in that section up to October, 1930, when on account of advancing age their children persuaded them to go to Houston and make their home among them.

Mrs. Boeker was an almost life-long member of the Lutheran Church. She ever proved herself to be a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and friend and in her passing many friends and neighbors of former days are deeply grieved. All join us in expressions of sympathy for her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 25, 1932, page 1

Boeker, William L.


Following the receipt of news that Mr. Wm L. Boeker of Houston, a former citizen of this section, was very low and not expected to live, came the later intelligence of his death, which occurred Saturday. The remains were brought here for burial Sunday afternoon and laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the residence of R. E. Klockmann, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor, officiating. Mr. Boeker, if we mistake not, was born and raised in this section. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Boeker of Content, and lived here up to a few years ago, when he removed to Houston to engage in the dairy business. Mr. Boeker was 44 years old at the time of his death. He was a man of genial personality and well liked by all who knew him. Besides his widow (who was formerly Miss Heller of this community), he leaves his aged parents, four brothers, Fritz, Jr., Otto, Charles and August, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Lange of Houston. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, July 13, 1923, page 5

Boenisch, Lawrence

Lawrence Boenisch

Lawrence Boenisch, 88, of Garwood, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006.

He was born Jan. 9, 1917 in Garwood to William and Annie Wesselski Boenisch.

Mr. Boenisch was retired from Garwood Irrigation Company. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nada Knights of Columbus, Garwood Lions Club and was an honorary member of the Garwood Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors include special friend, Lorene Hildebrand of El Campo; daughters, Lynette Boenisch and Nancy Boenisch of Austin, Betty Lou McFerrin and husband Robert of Buda; sons, David Boenisch of Austin, Glenn Boenisch and wife Betsy of Shiner and Mark Boenisch and wife Cynthia of Garwood; sisters, Ida Hildebrand of Santa Fe and Esther Popp of Garwood; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one step great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emily Popp Boenisch; and sisters, Mary Schoellmann and Agnes Schoellmann.

A rosary was recited Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, Jan. 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Gary Janak officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Brett Boenisch, Eric McFerrin, Scott Baldwin, Randy Hildebrand, Brian Hyek and Jeff Wied.

Memorial donations may be made to the Garwood Volunteer Fire Dept. or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

El Campo Leader News OnLine, January 11, 2006

Boenisch, Theresia (Popp)

Theresia Boenisch

Funeral services for Mrs. George (Theresia) Boenisch, 88, of Garwood were conducted Saturday afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada. Rev. Msgr. Victor Schrnidtzinski officiated.

Interment was in Nada Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Service. Boenisch died Wednesday, Oct. 28, in St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.

She is survived by one son, Henry J. Boenisch of Pasadena; five daughters, Mrs. Bill (Elizabeth) Podraza of Houston, Mrs. Ervin (Adele) MigI, Mrs. Clerus (Regina) Heinrich of Houston. Mrs. Steve (Clarine) Naskrent of Houston and Mrs. Howard (Evelyn) Berg of Houston; one sister, Elizabeth Popp of Nada; 24 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, George Boenisch, and two sons. Benedict and Frank.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Bernard Podraza, Don Migl, Larry Boenisch, Ernest Heinrich, Glenn Naskrent and Lloyd Berg.

Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 1981, page 2

Boethel, Roy Henry

Judge Boethel’s Brother Buried, Weimar Cemetery

Graveside services for Roy Henry Boethel, 61, of Beeville, brother of District Judge Paul C. Boethel of Hallettsville, were held Friday, May 16, at Masonic Cemetery Weimar, after other services in Beeville.

Mr. Boethel, a 30-year official of the Soil Conservation Service, died May 13 at a Beeville hospital after a heart attack.

Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Ruth Berger, whom he married in 1940; a son Darrell at Texas A&M University; a daughter Mrs. Darlene Lewis of Florida; two grandchildren; his mother, in a Shiner rest home; three brothers, H. H. and Arthur of Houston and Paul C. of Hallettsville; and one sister, Mrs. B. B. Chapman of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, May 22, 1969, page 4


Browse all obituaries with Boettcher surname

Bohac, Alfonse J.


Young Business Man of Weimar Succumbs After Long Illness.

Mr. Alfonse J. Bohac, a prominent business man of this city, proprietor of the cotton yard and the Happy Hour Theatre, died Monday night at the family residence, after a long and painful illness. He had been in ill health for a year or more, but due to his indomitable spirit he bore up bravely to the last, and many were deceived into the belief that poor Alfonse would yet come out victor in the battle with Death. But it was not to be God had willed it otherwise--His finger touched him and he went to sleep, to be reunited with beloved father and brother and other loved ones who had gone on before. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery and was attended by one of the longest funeral processions ever witnessed in this section, attesting the popularity and general esteem in which decedent was held by everyone. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiated in the funeral service, and was assisted by the choirs of the various local churches. The floral emblems placed upon the grave were among the most lovely ever seen in a Weimar cemetery. The grave was literally buried from sight by the huge bank of flowers placed thereon.

Alfonse J. Bohac was born Jan. 23, 1892,in the neighboring community of Dubina, Fayette county,and with his parents moved to Weimar at the age of 3 years. Here he spent the remainder of his life. He was a son of the late J. R. Bohac, who died some time since. Mr. Bohac, the subject of this sketch, was united in marriage to Miss Alma Koether at Beeville, Texas, Feb. 26, 1914, and she, together with the aged mother, five sisters and one brother survive.

Mr. Bohac was an enterprising public spirited, liberal hearted business man. He was kind hearted to a fault, bore his sufferings with little complaint, and bore up cheerfully in the last. His place of business was always open to the public for meetings of religious character or for the benefit of the town, and without price, and as an attestation of the popularity and general esteem in which he was held, it may be stated that every business house of the town and community was closed on the occasion of the funeral, and he was accorded one of the most largely attended funerals ever witnessed in this section. During his long illness, extending over many months, a devoted wife, mother, sisters and friends gave him every attention possible and nothing was left undone for his comfort and welfare. Kind hearted, companionable, true as steel to his friends, appreciative of every little courtesy extended him, he was popular with all of our people, and his death at such an early age of life is deeply and sincerely regretted.

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1922, page 1

Bohac, Edward

Funeral For Ed Bohac Held Aug. 27

Funeral services for Ed Bohac, 77, of Weimar were held Thursday, Aug. 27, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Bohac, who was Colorado County Precinct 2 foreman 38 years before retiring, died at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at Colorado-Fayette Medical, ending a ten-year illness.

Born Oct. 13, 1909, in Fayette County, he was a son of Andrew and Barbara (Malchar) Bohac. He married Mathilda Ohnheiser at High Hill on Oct. 20, 1937. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and an honorary member of the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department.

Survivors are his wife, Mathilda Bohac of Weimar; four daughters, Gladys Vyvial of Bacliff, Patricia McCaleb of Bellaire and Arlene Bohac and Darlene Bohac of Houston; two sons, Jim Bohac of Yoakum and Delvin Bohac of Houston; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers, two sisters and one granddaughter preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were John A. Hajovsky, Adolf Hudec, Frank Kainer, Lawrence Kainer, Elmer Muenster and Adolf Shumbera.

Weimar Mercury, September 3, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Bohac, Francis

Diphtheria in Town

Our citizens were considerably alarmed Thursday when the announcement was made by City Health Physician C. G. Cook that a case of diphtheria had appeared in town. Little Francis Bohac, the 3-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bohac, was the patient, and she was in a dangerous condition when Dr. Cook first saw her. Medical treatment was of no avail, and she died Thursday night. Her remains were committed to rest in the Catholic cemetery the following day. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended the grief-stricken family.

Weimar Mercury, August 18th, 1900, page 4

Bolden, Lillie Virginia (Douglas)


Lillie Virginia Bolden, 62, of Columbus died Friday, Dec. 29, 1995 at Columbus Care Center.

Born Dec. 31, 1933 in Grambling, La., she was the daughter of Clarence and Bertha (Cromwell) Douglas. On March 6, 1956, she married Lewis Bolden in Houston. Mrs. Bolden, who was a housewife was a member of the Progressive Order of Pilgrims Unit 9. She was also a member of Green Grove Baptist Church in Alleyton.

Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at Green Grove Baptist Church in Alleyton with Rev. E. E. Thomas of Columbus officiating. Interment followed in Alleyton Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Tommy Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange.

Mrs. Bolden is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mary A. Hunter and Janice Vinson of La Marque, Linda Wooten of Bryan and Lois Vinson of Nacogdoches; two sisters, Mary Colbert of Compton, Calif. and Lela Welch of Grambling, La.; two brothers, Clarence Douglas and Wilbur Douglas of Grambling, La.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and one daughter.

Colorado County Citizen, January 10, 1996, page 10

Bolten, Elsie (Hillmer)


Funeral services were held for Elsie (Hillmer) Bolten; age 70, of Lake Jackson, Texas, Thursday, July 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mrs. Bolten was born on September 30, 1915 to Ida Stolle and Fredrick Carl Hillmer in Shaws Bend. She married James W. Bolten, Sr. on February 23,1940 in Bellville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lydia Schuette.

Survivors include her husband, James W. Bolten Sr. of Lake Jackson; one son, James W. Bolten, Jr. and his wife Charlene Bolten of Houston; two sisters, Ivie Collett(sic) and Mabel Chollett, both of Columbus and three grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie and Jason Bolten.

Pallbearers were Jim Henry Ilse, Bob Zajicek, Algene Chollett, Marvin Hillmer, Lennardt Stolle and Rueben Barten.

Honorary pallbearers were Daved(sic) Chollett and Neil Zajicek.

Colorado County Citizen, July 10, 1986

Bolten, James W. “Penny”


James W. "Penny" Bolten Sr. passed away February 10, 2008, at the age of 91. He had been in excellent health most of his life. He was proud that he rarely ever saw a doctor or took prescribed medicine until January 2007 when he survived a heart attack.

James was born in 1917 to Freda and Baldie Bolten.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Otto Edward Bolten, a sister Merle Janet Farrow, Elsie Hillmer Bolten, his first wife of 44 years and Faye Wright Bolten his second wife of 16 years.

He is survived by his son, James W. Bolten Jr., his daughter-in-law, Charlene D. Bolten, three grandchildren, Matthew Bolten, Stephanie Bolten and Jason Bolten, and one great grandchild, Colby James Bolten, all of Cypress, Texas.

James began a 40-year career with the Dow Chemical Company as a welder in January 1942. He enlisted into the Army Air Corp in October 1942 and served his country until he was discharged in December 1945. He rejoined Dow as a welder and survived several serious plant explosions until his retirement.

James was a man of faith. He spoke of having bible study with his grandmother, when he was growing up. He volunteered and was in many supporting roles at the churches he attended throughout his life.

James loved to travel. He traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He loved to tell jokes and stories and kept many people laughing. He would even send in some of his stories to the Readers Digest, for them to consider in their publications.

He loved to play dominoes. He was invited to join a weekly domino group, assisting handicap players. He continued to play with this group for 27 years, loving every minute of it. He used to joke that as long as he kept score, no one could beat him.

He loved being outdoors and would bar-b-que at any given opportunity. He enjoyed woodwork, making birdhouses and dollhouses for adults and children for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday February 13, 2008 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas. Memorial services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Jackson, Texas on February 15, 2008 at 11 a.m.

Colorado County Citizen, February 13, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Bolton, Milly (Matula)

Milly Bolton, 78, of Eagle Lake died Wednesday, June 8, 1994, at a Halletsville hospital.

Born Dec. 10, 1915, in Damon, Texas, she was the daughter of Nicholas "Mike" Matula and Johann (Svrcek) Matula.

A retired nurse, Mrs. Bolton had resided in Eagle Lake for most of her life. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Dr. Richard H. Miller officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Vance Duncan, Ted Brunner, Lenhart Matula, Wayne Dupree, Ronnie Miller and and Mike Canaris. Honorary pallbearers were Adolph Hollas and J. L. Smith.

Mrs. Bolton is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Sammie Tise of Sublime, Barbara and Ronnie Miller of El Campo, and Gain and Pete Hicks of Evergreen, Ala.; Sister, Augustine Matula Edney of Lake Jackson; grandchildren, Kathy and Al Miska of Edna, Bertice Lee and Arnie Tise of Albuquerque, NM, Chad Miller of Eagle Lake, Krista Miller of College Station and Pam and Randy Brock of Evergreen, AL; great-grandchildren Samantha and Layci Miska of Edna, Steven Tise of Albuquerque and Erin Brock of Evergreen, AL; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Bertice Smith in 1967 and W. H. "Woody" Bolton in 1992; three brothers and one sister.

The Colorado County Citizen, June 15, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Bonds, Melissa A.

The Columbus Citizen says that on last Tuesday mroning, about 5 o'clock, Mrs. Melissa A. Bonds, consort of Mr. N. Bonds, of the National Hotel, died, of consumption. [Interred at Columbus Odd Fellows Cemetery]

The Galveston Daily News, October 30, 1869, page 3

Bonds, Noah

On Saturday, the 11th day of April next, at 10 o’clock, A.M. Caledonia Lodge No. 58 F. & A. M., will perform the Masonic burial service at the graves of their deceased brethren, Noah Bonds [Columbus Odd Fellows Rest], J. J. Smith [Columbus City Cemetery], Geo. Billert [Columbus City Cemetery], W. T. S. Compton [cemetery unknown] and Leopold Steiner [cemetery unknown] who died during the recent epidemic of yellow fever.  Neighboring lodges are cordially invited to participate with us in the ceremonies.  The friends and relations of the deceased are also invited to be present. C. O. Weller, One of Com. of Arrangements.

Colorado Citizen, April 2, 1874, page 4
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Bonno, Samuel J.

Samuel J. Bonno Sr.

May 27,1912 — Feb. 16,1995

Samuel J. Bonno Sr., 82, of Houston, died February 16, 1995, at Spring Branch Memorial Hospital in Houston.  He was born May 27,1912, in Houston, the son of Joe Sr. and Lucy Danna Bonno.

Bonno was united in marriage with Bessie Orsak on September 5, 1938.  He was the president of Bonno Electric Inc. in Houston, where he lived for 82 years. Bonno was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,  Sacred Heart Society of Little York and Fraternal Order of Eagles.  He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Karl Sanders of Austin; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph S. and Lucille Bonno of Houston, Sam J. and Peggy Bonno Jr. of Springfield, Mo., and John T. and May Bonno of Columbus; a sister, Josephine Pumilia of Houston; seven grandchildren, Stephanie B. Pickett, Theresa B. Pensiero, Christopher J., Denise L., Sam J., Jana R. and Matthew Bonno; and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held February 18 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with the Rev. Dan Kahlich officiating.  Burial followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Pumilia, Donald M. Pickett, Leonard Orsak, Christopher J., Frank Michael and Sam J. Bonno IV.  Henneke Funeral Home Inc., Columbus, was in charge of the arrangements.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight; Feb. 23,1995

Bonpart, J. A.

Eagle Lake Advertiser: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a sad accident occurred near Lane City, resulting in the death of Mr. J. A. Bonpart, a well respected young man of this city. Mr. Bonpart was in the employ of the Cane Belt Railroad company, and was sent to Lane City to relieve the agent for a few days. Having no work to do until next day he concluded to go hunting, so in company with Messrs. Nat Hall and Seamon Ehrenwerth he started out, but had gone only a short ways from town when in exchanging guns with Ehrenwerth the guns clashed,discharging the load of one of them into Bonpart’s head. Death was instantaneous. His remains were shipped to his home in this city and were interred in the Lakeside cemetery Wednesday evening.

Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1903, page 2

Bonsal, Jerry D.

Jerry D. Bonsal

Jul.  13, 1939 - Feb. 15,1995

Jerry D. Bonsal, 55, of  Splendora passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 1995, at 11:30 a.m., at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on July 13, 1939, in Crowell to Robert Lee and Nina Irene Taylor Bonsal.

Bonsal graduated from Pampa High School, Class of 57’, and attended college for two years.  He had been serving as regional sales manager for the Ramsey Company of Harbour City, California, for the past four years.  He and Pat Davis were united in marriage in Houston, on November 29, 1979.  Bonsal was a former resident of Columbus, the Houston area for almost 20 years, and  Splendora for the past five years.  He was a member of the Plum Grove Baptist Church of Plum Grove.  Preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Susan Denise Bonsal, he is survived by his wife, Pat Bonsal of Splendora; daughters, LuDonne Hasha of Baird, Dora Aline Ross of Floydada, Grace Elizabeth Henderson of Clear Lake, Mechele Herman Manshum of Belvidere, Ill.; a son Lester Russell Herman of Carriere, Miss.; a sister, Dora Faye Sargent of Crystal Beach; brothers, Bob Bonsal of Dumas and Ray of Maybank; 12 grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of loved ones.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 18,1995, at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne Lenz, pastor. Plum Grove Baptist Church, officiating. Dr. Bob Earl served was Eulogist.  Funeral services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral home in Eagle Lake.  Pallbearers were Phil and Doug Bonsal, Frank Tate, Rick Kemp, Jack Key, Kenneth Austin, Mack Pitts and Leroy Henry. Alternate pallbearers were Wes Stringfellow, Dale Christian, Pat Bubela, Basil Boatwright and Dave Kanes.  Honorary pallbearers were Don LeStourgeon, Noel McGaughey, Bob and Gary Bonsal, Shawn Sargent Joshua Smith, Patrick Bubela and Mike Debolt.  Memorials may be made to the Plum Grove Baptist Church, Rt 5, Box 270 SB, Cleveland, Texas 77327. [Interred in Lakeside Cemetery.]

Eagle Lake Headlight, Feb. 23, 1995
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Bonsal, Nina Irene (Taylor)

Mrs. Nina Irene Bonsal, 82, of Columbus, died Monday, Aug. 29, 1994, in Eagle Lake.

Born May 24, 1912, in Crowell, Ford County, Texas, she was the daughter of Carl and Inos (Minyard) Taylor. On Dec. 28, 1922, she married Robert Lee Bonsal. Mrs. Bonsal had resided Pampa, then Eustace, Texas before moving to Columbus in 1986.

Funeral services were held Sept. 1, at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with Rev. David Mann of the first Baptist Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Bubela, Doug Bonsal, Jason Daniels, David Henderson, Frank Tate, Kenny Austin, Phil Bonsal and Dr. Bob Earl.

Mrs. Bonsal is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dora Faye and Ed Sargent of Crystal Beach, Texas; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Loretta Bonsal of Dumas, Ray and Mary Bonsal of Dallas, Jerry and Pat Bonsal of Splendora; sister, Mrs. Madge Hopkins of Vernon; brothers, Glen Taylor of Wellington, Texas, Mark Taylor of Amarillo and Allan Taylor of Crowell; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, September 7, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Booker, Augusta "Gusta"

Negro Preacher, Gusta Booker Dies

Gusta Booker, 67-year-old Negro preacher of the Church of God In Christ, died at his home Tuesday about 1: p.m. He had been critically ill since suffering a stroke last Nov. 21. and, recently, had had both legs removed in Columbus hospital.

Funeral services had not been announced yesterday. [Place of interment Columbus City Cemetery]

He was born in Colorado county and spent his entire life here. Survivors Include his wife Gussie Evans Booker; 7 daughters, 2 sons, 30 grandchildren and one great-grandchild

Colorado County Citizen, May 17, 1962

Booker, Lucille (Larmer)


Lucille Booker, 81, of Eagle Lake, passed away Dec. 6, at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, following a sudden illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado County born in Eagle Lake on Sept. 28, 1922, to Bert Howard Larmer Sr. and Dora Jane (Martin) Larmer. She attended Eagle Lake schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. She led careers first helping her parents in the family restaurant in Eagle Lake, then operating an independent laundry in Eagle Lake for almost 20 years, served as store manager for Rice Package Store for 18 years and worked for Wilcox Minimax prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by parents; sister, Ruth Hamilton; and three brothers, Bert Howard Larmer Jr., Ernest Reagan Larmer and James Carson Smith.

She is survived by her children Jane Katherine Booker of Eagle Lake, James Wallace Booker and wife, Dyana of Columbus; sister, Bertie Fightmaster of Paris, Ky.; two grandchildren, Valerie Graves and husband, Zachariah, Michael Anthony Booker and wife, Kristi, all of Columbus; great grandchildren, Cody Graves, Luke Graves and Katelyn Booker; and sisters-in-law, Alma Larmer of Eagle Lake, Wilma Booker, Washington, Ark., Isabell Smith of Alvin, and Florence Booker, Seminole, Fla.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 9, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. John Hunsicker, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Columbus officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were J. Robert Osborne, James "Jimmy" Smith, Charlie Herchek, Pete Kuchera, James Besch, Zachariah Graves, James "Brunie" Brune Sr. and Lynn Reising.

For those desiring, the family request memorials be made to your local fire department or charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, December 10, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Booker, Manual Reed

Manual R. Booker

Funeral Services were held for Manual Reed Booker March 16, at St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Howard Mims officiating. Interment was at Willing Workers Cemetery, Manuel Reed Booker,80, was born August 17,1903 in Colorado County to the late. Willie Booker and Susie Moore Booker.

Mr. Booker was a retired electronic technician, and affiliated with the Methodist Church, he was a resident of San Antonio, Texas, he died March 13, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Olivia C. Anderson in San Antonio.

Survivors are his daughter Olivia C. Anderson, a son Gartha Booker, 2 grandchildren Regina C. Anderson and Odalee 'Redla" Anderson-Payne, of San Antonio, three sisters Lessie Jackson, Lizzie Washington and Willie Irving of Columbus.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home Inc.

Colorado County Citizen, March 22, 1984, page 2

Booker, Porter


I want to publicly thank Mr. E. P. Via for courtesies extended in the prompt handling of telegraphic dispatches at the death of my brother. [Burial in Columbus City Cemetery]
Augusta Booker

Colorado Citizen, March 5, 1925, page 1

Boone, Claude L.

Final Rites for Rev. C. L. Boone Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Rev. Claude L. Boone, retired Baptist minister and resident of Weimar for the past eleven years, were held from the First Baptist Church here Tuesday morning, June 8, with Rev. Goodman of Bay City officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home, and interment was made in the City Cemetery.

Rev. Boone, who had been in poor health for several years, died suddenly at his home Sunday evening.

Born in Van Zandt County, Texas, on August 3. 1884, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Boone. In November of 1910, he married Miss Pearl Kirkpatrick at Elm Mott, Texas. After attending Baylor University, he served as minister in a number of churches in Central and South Texas. coming here as pastor of the First Baptist Church in 1937. In 1945 he retired because of failing health and with his wife settled on a small farm on the outskirts of Weimar. They continued to be regular and active in their work with the church here, and he preached several times in some of the small nearby community churches where there was no regular pastor assigned. In addition to his church membership, he was a Rotarian and a Mason.

A cousin. Dr. H. Fowler, with whom he joined the Baptist Church and later was ordained as a minister, attended the funeral and made a short talk during the services. Rev. Daniel Hogan, former Baptist pastor here, and Rev. W. E. Brown, present pastor, also were present.

Rev. Boone is survived by his 86-year-old mother, Mrs. Joel Boone, of Shreveport, La., his widow, Mrs. Pearl Boone of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. James Heffington, Jr., of Houston, Mrs. Wm. E. Hamilton of Dayton, Ohio. and Mrs. Lester Hedstrom of Houston; three sons, J. B, and Carroll Boone of' Dallas and Hal Boone of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Moore of Fort Worth, Mrs. Ruth Preslar of Dallas and Mrs. Harold Aber of Shreveport: and two brothers, Troy Boone of Waco and Dan Boone of Shreveport.

Pallbearers at the funeral were his three sons and his three sons-in-law.

Weimar Mercury, June 11, 1948, page 1

Boone, Harold Teen

Harold T. Boone

Harold T. Boone, of Jacksonville, Florida formerly of Garwood, passed away May 27 in Jacksonville.

At an early age he accepted Christ at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Late in life he met a beautiful young lady, Patricia Weeks. They were united in Holy Matrimony in 1976.

He later served in the United States Army. They both joined Friendship Baptist Church, where they both sang in the choir. Now they are once again united with their heavenly Father.

Earlier this year, Brother Boone joined Grace Baptist Church of East Springfield Inc., under the watchful eye of Rev. John Jay Devoe, Jr. in Jacksonville.

He was preceded in death by his wife; father, Wesley Boone; and mother, Lula Mae Boone; and brother B. Boone.

Survivors include a sister, Joyce Carson (Fred); two brothers, Howard L. Boone and Robert L. Boone of Eagle Lake; four sons, Christopher S. Boone (Shanjuan) and Clarence R. Weeks of Houston, Patrick L. Weeks of Austin, Timothy A. Davis (Holly) of Jacksonville; two daughters, Yulanda K. Tillman of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Lacricia R. Johnson (Greg) of Jacksonville; host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 9 at noon at White Cloud Baptist Church with the Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Burial followed at Community East Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 10, 2007

Boone, Patricia Ann (Jackson)


Patricia Ann Boone, 53, of Jacksonville, N.C., passed away Jan. 28, in Summit Hospital in Austin, following an extended illness.

She was born and raised in Cisco, baptized at an early age then resided in Eagle Lake for most of her life where she was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She has been a resident of Jacksonville, N.C. for the past 10 years and a member of Sandy Run Missionary Baptist Church in North Carolina. She has been married to Harold Teen Boone for 27 years and led a career as a Nurses Aide until her health began to fail.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Vernelle Jackson; and a daughter, Vernelle Weeks;

She is survived by her husband, Harold T. Boone of Garwood; children, Yolanda K. Tillman of Jacksonville, N.C., Lacricia R. Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., Timothy A. Davis of Jacksonville, N.C., Clarence R. Weeks Jr. and Patrick L. Weeks of Austin, and Christopher S. Boone, of Jacksonville, N.C.; father, Leon Jackson of Cisco; sisters, Pauline Merriweather of Eastland, Gloria Shaw of Dallas, Glinda Gipson of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Henry Sauls of Cisco; 17 grandchildren; and special friend, Charles Langer of Jacksonville, N.C.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 1, from White Cloud Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Other local ministers included the Rev. Paul Barrow and the Rev. Thomas Kuykendall. Interment followed in Community Cemetery East in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Robert Boone, Richard Stevenson, Vernon Johnson, Charles Dawson, and Eric Dunmore. Honorary pallbearers were Twaymon Boone, Howard Boone, Timothy Davis, Clarence Weeks, Patrick Weeks, Christopher Boone and Michael Pope.

Colorado County Citizen, February 5, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Boone, Pearl A. (Kirkpatrick)

Final Rites for Mrs. C. L. Boone Held Here Tuesday

Graveside rites for Mrs. C. L. Boone, former Weimar resident and widow of the late Rev. Boone, were held at Weimar’s City Cemetery Tuesday morning, with Rev. W. E. Brown, pastor of the local Baptist Chruch, in charge.

Mrs. Boone, who had been living with one of her daughters in Fort Worth, died Saturday morning, Aug. 19, after a period of illness that followed a recent operation. She was brought here for burial beside her late husband.

The former Miss Pearl Kirkpatrick, she was married to Rev. Boone in November, 1910. They lived in various towns in Central and South Texas before he became the Baptist minister here in 1937. In 1945 Rev. Boone retired in favor of his health, and they settled on a small farm on the outskirts of Weimar. After his death in June, 1948, Mrs. Boone went to live with her children.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James Hefington, Jr., Mrs. Wm. E. Hamilton, and Mrs. Lester Hedstrom; and three sons, J. B., Carroll and Hal Boone. The latter, a student of the ministry, made a brief talk at the graveside rites Tuesday.

Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1950, page 1

Booth, Elton Duane

In Memoriam

E. D. Booth was born in Provine county, Ill., Oct. 20, 1859. Died Aug. 12, 1912. Was happily married to Miss Elizabeth Margariete Dinsmore . To this union was born two children one lived a very short time. Little Melton, only seven years old and his mother are left alone to mourn the loss of father and husband. Bro. Booth prepared himself for a lawyer and practiced law as long as his health would admit. He left the North and came South for his health. He spent several years in Oklahoma and while there seemed to improve in health for a while. While there he was engaged in the practice of law and was county Judge of Dewey county for two years, when his health failed him to the extent that he could not pursue his vocation; then as an avocation he was an undertaker in Okla. and photographer here in Texas, without complaining he met the problems of life and endured his suffering with such bravery that he left no way open for one to tell him how much sympathy the people had for him, and he died with the satisfaction of knowing that he had taken care of his family until the last. While in health he was a leader in church work was President of the Christian Endeavor and delivered lectures to the young people. Since he has been among us his health has been so poor that it was impossible for us to know his value. We conducted his funeral services in the Methodist church in Weimar where he held his membership [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]. Sister Booth was no where lacking, did every thing for him that could be done. G. T. Gibbons

Weimar Mercury, August 23, 1912, page 2

Booth, Nora E. (Craven)

Nora E. Booth Funeral Services Held June 17

Nora E. booth, 89, a longtime Weimar resident and civic leader, died Saturday, June 13.

She died at the West Oaks Geriatric Center in Houston due to cancer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 17, at First United Methodist Church in Weimar with Rev. Judith Sellers officiating. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Booth was born Sept 21, 1908 to Nora and Arthur Craven in Galveston.

She married Milton D. Booth on Jan. 29, 1949 in Houston.

She attended Sam Houston High School in Houston and University of Texas Nursing School. She worked for a number of years as a nurse in Houston for physicians in private practice.

In 1961 she opened the “The Knitting Booth” at her home in Weimar and was a knitting instructor.

Mrs. Booth helped organize the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary in 1975 and served as the group’s coordinator.

She was also a member of the founding committee of the Weimar Literary Guild in 1951, and served as its first president.

Mrs. Booth was an active volunteer in numerous charities and service organizations in Weimar.
She was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Weimar.

Mrs. Booth was honored in 1995 by the Pink Ladies Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years of service to that group.

In addition, she received the Community Builder Award from the Weimar Masonic Lodge in 1996.
She was a resident of this area for 50 years. She also lived in Houston and Galveston.

Mrs. Booth was preceded in death by her husband in 1992.

Survivors include: a sister, Lynette Inglehart and a cousin, Nadine Cone.

Also, Nieces and nephews, Arthur Craven and wife, Janet Craven and children Matt and Gina; Arlene Converse and children Scott, Justin and Brian; Cindi Stewart and husband Doug and children Chrissy and Travis.

Pallbearers included: Scott Converse, Brain Converse, Matt Craven, Travis Stewart, Doug Stewart and William Ward.

Memorials may be made to the Pink Ladies Scholarship Fund at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

The Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Boothe, Elmer Judson

Mr. Elmer Judson Boothe, twenty-six years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Boothe, died last Sunday morning of typhoid fever. His father, Mr. Boothe of this city went to Sherman last week when news of his illness was received, but his condition was so much improved, his father returned home thinking his son had passed the danger period of his illness. Soon after his return home another message was received that his condition was very much worse, and there was no hope for his recovery. Mr. Boothe left Saturday evening for Sherman, his son having died before he reached him. The body was brought to Eagle Lake at noon Monday. Funeral services were held at the family residence at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, interment being made in the Masonic cemetery. The deceased was a young man of exemplary habits and splendid character. He was a contractor and builder, and spent some time in Eagle Lake a short while since, having erected the Boothe home in this city. The HEADLIGHT extends its sincerest sympathy to the family in their hour of deepest sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 24, 1912, page 8

Boothe, Sam Frank

Sam Frank Boothe passed away from a heart attack recently at his residence in Eagle Lake.

Funeral service for Boothe was held September 21, at 10 a.m. at Mill-Bauer Chapel with Rev. Mike Barron officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. Burial was held at Masonic Cemetery.

Boothe was born May 5, 1907, in Sturgeon, Missouri to Odis Boothe and Cleve Eubanks. He married Laura Dietert on May 14, in Catula, Texas and has resided in Eagle Lake since 1932, then entered the hardware business. He was also part owner of the Universal Supply Co. of Eagle Lake retiring in 1980. He was also a member of Eagle Lake Lodge No. 366 A.F.&A.M., 1927 graduate of Eagle Lake High School and a 1935 graduate of Baylor University.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Laura Boothe of Eagle Lake; sister, Ruth Paul of Austin; brother, Herman W. Boothe of Eagle Lake; niece Julie Paul of Leader; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Rose Holloway of Waelder, Mrs. Elizabeth Boothe of Eagle Lake and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers include H. E. Tate, W. L. Bauer, Joe Lee McCreary, Lloyd Spalinger, Robert Samuel Martin, Charlie Spalinger.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, September 30, 1982
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Boothe, Samuel Odis

S. O. Boothe, 77, Retired Eagle Lake Businessman, Dies

EAGLE LAKE--The funeral of Samuel Odis Boothe, 77, long-time Eagle Lake businessman who died Monday morning after a long illness, was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the First Baptist church here.

Rev. Ralph Jones of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Billy McDaniels of the Presbyterian church, conducted the services.

Mr. Boothe retired in 1947 as manager of the Eagle Lake Grain co. He was once in the cattle business with his father, George E. Boothe, and was later associated with the First National bank at Eagle Lake as cashier.

Mr. Boothe was born Oct. 24, 1882 in Boone county, Mo. He came to Uvalde in 1910, and moved to Eagle Lake in 1914.

He was a member of the Baptist church and of the Masonic lodge and was a charter member of the Eagle Lake Rotary club.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maude Anselin Boothe; a daughter, Mrs. Herbert O. Paul of Austin; 2 sons, Herman W. and Sam F. Boothe of Eagle Lake; and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Mitchell of Waco.

Burial was in the Masonic cemetery at Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1959, page 10

Borden, John Pettit

Not only this community but the entire citizenship of Colorado county were cast in a gloom on hearing of the death of Mr. John P. Borden, which sad event occurred at his residence in Borden last Thursday evening at about 3 oclock. The cause of his death was from erysipelas, caused by a faill some two or three weeks ago. Uncle Johnnie, as he was familiarly known, was a native of New York, born in 1812, and was in his 79th year, came toTexas with his brother, the late lamented Gail Borden, before Texas had gained her independence, and served as a Lieutenant in Mosely Baker’s Co. at the battle of San Jacinto, and was the first commissioner of the general land office and did his whole duty while in office. He married Miss Mary E. Hatch, daughter of Capt. Geo. C. Hatch, who lived at that time near Alleyton, Colorado county. From the union there were six children, four of whom are still living, and are Sidney Borden, Mrs. Delia Duffle, Miss Lizzie and Lee Borden, all of whom are grown--the two first named being married. Mr. Borden was a consistent member of the Methodist church, and did everything in his power to further the cause of Christianity, and died as he had lived with the full armor on. His remains were laid to rest in the family burial ground at Borden [later moved to Weimar Odd Fellows’ cemetery] Friday evening last at 3 o’clock, attended by many of his old friends of former days, among whom was Capt W. G Hunt, who was one of his comrades in arms, in the early days of Texas, Revs. T. B. Graves and H. M. Haynie officiating.

Colorado Citizen, November 19, 1891

Borden, John T.

COLORADO COUNTY.—. . . . The Citizen of the 12th says: "On the 7th instant Mr. John T. Borden, (son of Mr. John P. Borden, formerly Commissioner of the Land Office of Texas,) while driving some beeves near Bordenville, was thrown from his horse with such violence that he died from its effects in a few minutes. singularly, there was no mark upon his person except a slight scratch upon his right arm, and in death he appeared as natural as in life. He was a go-ahead, active young man, such as we can illy afford to lose, and with many friends, and his sudden death is universally lamented." [Interred at Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

The Galveston Daily News, 18 Nov 1873, page 4

Borden, Mary S. (Hatch)

The lamentable news of the death of Mrs. M. S. Borden (widow of Col. John P. borden) at West Station, Hill county, reached here Sunday afternoon, and was received with many expressions of regret by the numerous friends of the family in this section. The body, accompanied by the son and daughter, Mr. L. D. and Miss Lizzie, arrived Monday evening, and was taken to the Odd Fellows cemetery for interment, a large number of sympathizing friends of the family accompanying the remains to their last resting place. Rev. H. M. Haynie performed the burial service. Mrs. Borden was a most estimable lady, a devout christian, and her death is deeply deplored. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved ones in their loss.

Weimar Mercury, October 7, 1893

Borders, Samuel W.


Samuel w. Borders, age 88, of Ft. Worth, passed away Sunday, March 30 at the Ft. Worth Osteopathic Hospital

Graveside services and interment was held for Mr. Samuel W. Borders Tuesday, April I at the Masonic Cemetery in Eagle Lake with the Rev. George Welch of Christ Episcopal Church of' Eagle Lake officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Borders was born January 29, 1898 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama. He was a veteran of WW I, having served with the US Army.

Mr. Borders served as a State Auditor for the State of Texas under Gov. W. Lee O'Daniels, also, he served as an auditor for Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville before going to work as an accountant for General Motors Corporation and retiring after 25 years of service with GM He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Birmingham, Alabama, 32nd Degree Mason (Scottish Rite Bodies) and a Shriner.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Gordon Hughs Borders.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Peggy Borders of Ft. Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Nettajo Morter of Soquel, California; four granddaughters, Sandra, Kocjan of New York, Dr. Kathy Border of Germany, Teresa Petersen of Kansas and Victoria Borders of Michigan; two great. grandchildren, Curtis and Audra Petersen both of Kansas.

Colorado County Citizen, April 17, 1986, page 2

Boriack, Erich William

Crash Fatal to Eric Boriack

From all evidence available, there is probably a truck somewhere whose driver is unaware that he was involved in the traffic death of Eric Willie Boriack, 52, former Schulenburg Ford dealer, on Interstate 10 east of Weimar the night of Dec. 11.

Highway Patrolman Alton Adcock drew that conclusion after viewing the car Mr. Boriack was driving, finding pieces of the car and broken glass, and tracing its semi-circular path across both the west- and eastbound lanes of Interstate 10.
Saw No Truck

He also has an eyewitness whose statement is both helpful and confusing.

The witness, whose name the officer is keeping confidentinl[sic] at present, said he was in the eastbound lane and that the Boriack car came from the westbound lane and crossed no more than 15 feet in front of him. But he also said that he saw no other westbound vehicle.

The patrolman, from the witness’s statement, set the time of the fatal wreck at 7:40 p.m. Marks on the front of the 1967 Ford, which was declared a total wreck, indicate that it hit something about the height and shape of the steel L-beam most big trailer trucks have.

Injuries Extensive

Mr. Boriack had massive chest injuries. The steering wheel was bent nearly off the column and his knees had shoved far under the dashboard, all indicating a hard crash, and yet there was nothing like a sign or other fixed object in the area. Thus the conclusion that the car had hit the back end of another vehicle.

It is entirely possible, the patrolman said, that a huge trailer truck could take a jolt like this from behind without the truck driver’s being aware of it.

The point of the crash was placed by Mr. Adcock at 6.5 miles east of Weimar, between the Hattermann Lane overpass and the next one a short distance toward Weimar.

The Boriack car, the patrolman said, after hiting[sic] the other vehicle as it was going west, veered across the westbound lane, the median, the eastbound lane, through a one-inch steel cable, and onto a service road, then continued its circular path to leave the road and stop in the ditch it had just crossed, without hitting the cable again.

Mr. Boriack appeared to be dead when the eyewitness reached his car.

Son-In-Law’s Car

The car belonged to Mr. Boriack’s son-in-law, James Edward Dahse of Weimar, who is on military duty at Abilene. Mr. Boriack, whose home was Portersville, Calif., had flown to Abilene, visited with the Dahses, borrowed Mr. Dahse’s car to visit his son Clinton in Houston, and was returning to Abilene.

Funeral services were held Saturday at Waco. He is a native of that area.

He is survived by his wife, the son and daughter, one grandchild, Dawn Dahse, and several brothers and sisters. [Body was later interred in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1968, pages 1 and 10

Bosier, James

James Bosier, a young negro man who was brought here from San Antonio recently, suffering with consumption, died at the residence of Joe Verse, on Clear Creek, and was buried here last Friday [Place of interment unknown], James Bosier was for a long time coachman for the family of Mrs. Laura Brasher, and by his polite ways, efficient service and genial worth won many friends among the white people. He had been living in San Antonio for several years prior to his death. His death is sincerely regretted.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1906

Bosier, Mose


Had Admitted Attacking a Young White Girl in Brushy Section

Mose Bosier, a negro, 55, was taken from a sheriff's posse just before noon Saturday by a mob and hanged to a tree in the northeastern part of Alleyton at 1 o'clock. Sheriff John Wegenhoft with a number of deputies had secured the country around that vicinity all of Friday night and Saturday morning in an attempt to locate the negro who was charged with criminally assaulting a white girl, 15 years of age, near Brushy school house in the northern edge of Colorado county late Friday.

Hearing muffled moans in a barn on the premises the mother of the girl entered the barn and seeing the negro attacked him with a hoe, hitting him on the head several times. The negro made his escape toward a nearby woods, where he was later captured. The girl was unconscious when her mother found her and gave battle to the black.

Sheriff Wegenhoft with deputies T. W. Hillmer, Adam Burtschell, J. L. Northrup and J. H. Bolling, left Columbus immediately after being notified of the crime, going to the section where the negro was last seen. The search was continued in a systematic manner throughout Friday night and was still on when word was received that he had been captured near Frelsburg by Deputy Ewald Stein. Stein had been notified by telephone of the presence of a suspected negro in the neighborhood by a woman he had asked for work.

When the officers learned that the negro had been arrested by Stein they went to his assistance at once knowing that mobs were forming in several different parts of the county. It was reported that all leading roads were covered by members of the mob and it was decided that Columbus would be the easiest place to reach where the black could be safely lodged in jail.

The officers were on their way to Columbus with the negro when they were met near Alleyton school by a crowd of men who were bent on lynching the negro as soon as found. Deputy Sheriff Adam Burtschell, who was in the front car, sighted the crowd coming and fired his pistol which was an agreed signal to the officers in the following car which held the negro to make a run into the deep brush in an effort to save the black from the mob. Deputies Northrup and Bolling, who had the negro in charge, ran through the thick brush with negro between them for more than half a mile until they were utterly exhausted.

The mob was not turned from its purpose by this ruse and they easily picked up the trail of the negro which was followed until they came upon ed[sic] deputies.

The mob held the negro two hours and overpowered the already exhaust-[sic] and thoroughly established his identity before he was finally carried on horseback to Alleyton. After a confession a rope was placed around the negro's neck and the horse led from under him. He is said to have confessed to Deputy Stein at the time of his arrest also. It is estimated that 300 men were present at the lynching.

The body was cut down by deputies in the afternoon and an inquest held by County Judge John C. Hoyo. At the conclusion of this inquest he rendered a verdict that the negro came to his eath[sic] by being hanged by a large body of men whose names were unknown to him or to the witnesses examined by him. [Place of interment unknown]

Sheriff Wegehoft and his deputies are to be commended for the efficient manner in which they pursued the search for the negro and for the promptness with which it was started.

Colorado Citizen, May 26, 1922

Bosier, Tom

Popular Colored Citizen Died Sunday

Torn Bosier, one of Weimar's best and most respected colored citizens, died at his home in the northeastern
part of the city Sunday, after an illness of several weeks. The remains were laid to rest in the colored peoples’ burying ground west of the city Monday afternoon.

Many of the old time white people of this section will regret to learn of Torn Bosier's death. As a youth he was a general favorite with the white people. He was courteous, kindly and accommodating, ever ready to do a good turn for his white friends, and they liked him.

The writer knew Torn Bosier from childhood up to time of his death, and if he ever was In any kind of trouble, we never heard of it. He was law-abiding, upright In his habits, honest and sincere and dearly loved his white friends, especially those of the old schooL

In his passing we all drop the tear of sympathy with his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 24, 1932, page 1

Bosl, Janie Vesuvius (Stewart)

Mrs. E. A. Bosl

A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the earthly remains of Mrs. E. A. Bosl from Schulenburg through here to the Alleyton Cemetery Monday, a goodly number of cars falling in the procession here where she was laid to rest. Rev. M. L. Darby of the Methodist Church of this city conducting the service. Some of those attending from a distance were Dr. and Mrs. R. C. Bass of Houston, H. E. LeTulle of Robstown, Mrs. Henry Rugely and son, Louise LeTulle, L. M. LeTulle, Mrs. Victor LeTulle, Mrs. Sallie Williamson and Mrs. Tetts of Bay City, Mrs. Katie Taylor of San Antonio, Mrs. Jessie Aldis of Houston, Mrs. Suvie Stewart of Bay City and Mrs. C. C. Cline of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Bosl of Temple. Mrs. Janie Stewart Bosl was born in Alleyton May 4, 1896. She was married to Mr. Bosl on December 25, 1915 and has lived in Schulenburg for some eight or nine years. She was ill only a short time and underwent an operation at the LaGrange hospital, but human skill was unavailing to stop the approach of the grim reaper and she passed out of this life at the hospital at about eleven o'clock last Saturday night. She is survived by the heartbroken husband, Editor Bosl of the Schulenburg Sticker, two little sons, Ernest Jr., and Stewart, a mother, Mrs. Suvie LeTulle Stewart of Bay City, one sister, Mrs. C. C. Cline of Houston and three brothers, Lamar and Mortimer of Bay City and Lawrence of the Navy now in China.

Colorado County Citizen, May 7, 1925
Contributed by David Hahn

Bostick, Nancy E. (Redd) Lawson

Bostick, Nancy

Nancy E. Lawson Bostick, 100, of Yoakum passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2000.

She was bor non June 5, 1900 in Rock Island to Jefferson Davis and Claria Lavina Martin Redd.  She was married to John Robert Lawson and was a housewife and a Protestant.

She is survived by her two daughters, Clarabelle Aver of Nursery and Mary Ellen Conrey of Bellaire; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one daughter, Joan Wieting.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at the Buffington Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial followed at Cheetam[sic] Cemetery

Pallbearers were: John W. and Carl O. Wieting, Henry E. Wieting Jr., Charles Lee and James A. Johnson and Jack Garner.

Yoakum Herald-Times, August 23, 2000
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Botard, Adolph William

Ad. W. Botard

Adolph W. Botard, 78, well known Sheridan rancher, died in Laughlin Hospital in Eagle Lake, Monday, June 26th, at 2:00 a.m.
Funeral services are set for

Tuesday, June 27th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Sheridan Baptist Church.  The body will remain at the Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville until 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, when it will be taken to Sheridan.  Interment will be in Cheatham Cemetery at Sheridan.  Rev. Victor Edge and Rev. Ray Campbell officiating. 

The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sheridan.  He was born in Lavaca Co., near Sheridan, Nov 22, 1888 and he ranched all his life in that area.  As a young man he married Miss Hariett Ellison and they settled near Sheridan and lived there their entire lives together.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. A.W. (Harriett Ellison [sic]) Botard of Sheridan:  four sons, Allen W. Botard of Oakhurst, Texas, Oscar L. Botard of Sheridan, Lee Botard of Sheridan, and Roy A. Botard of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Eva Whitely of Sublime, Mrs. Edna Mae Hamner of Houston and Mrs. Dorothy Janak of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Tracy Brown of Lissie, Mrs. Gussie Evans of Sheridan and Mrs. Lillie Adams of Yoakum; 27 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  One son preceded him in death

Submitted by Regena Williamson

Botard, Albert Warren


Albert Warren Botard, 75 of Sheridan, passed away Feb. 26.

He was born in Sheridan, Sept. 19, 1925 to L.B. (Pete) and Daisy (Townsend) Botard.  A veteran of World War II, the lifelong resident of Sheridan, was active in the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Department, the Sheridan Ambulance Corp, a director for the Cheetham Cemetery Association, a volunteer for the Sheridan Park and Recreation Center.  In 1997 he was named outstanding Older Texan in Colorado County.  He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Sublime, and member and past president of the Sheridan Lions Club. 

He is survived by his wife, Earlene Kotrla Botard; children and spouses, Aileen and Monte Peck, Carol and Glen Drozd and Warren and Kathy Botard; six grandchildren, Monte W. and Marshall Peck, Laruen and Garrett Drozd and Stephanie and Brent Botard; and brother and sister, Guy R. Botard and Maudie Broussard. 

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 28 at Zion Lutheran Church with Herb Beyer officiating.  Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan with full military honors by the Hallettsville Veternas of Foreign Wars, Rev. Al Flathmann, chaplain, Larry Varley and Monte W. Peck.

Pallbearers were:  Lavo Brisco, Jean Walker, Wililam Gohlke, Eddie Ray Taylor, Willard Hagendorf and Larry Varley.

Mermoial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Sheridan Lion’s Club of the Alzheimers Foundation. 

Colorado County, Citizen, March 7, 2001
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Botard, Daisy Belle (Townsend)

Mrs. Daisy Botard Of Sheridan Dies

Friends in the community learned with regret of the death of Mrs. L. B. (Daisy) Botard at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital at 3:55 p.m. Thursday, August 10th.

Mrs. Botard was a longtime resident of the Sheridan community and was loved by all who came to know her.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Sheridan at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12th with the Rev. Victor Edge officiating. Mrs. Gail Bradshaw rendered a favorite hymn, “In the Garden,” with Blaine Hollub playing piano accompaniment.

Interment was in the Cheatham Cemetery Cemetery near Sheridan. Serving as pallbearers were J. L. Vawter, Alfred Botard, Jack Vawter, Lewis A. Botard, Jr., Derwyn Johnson and Charles A. Botard, all grandsons.

Mill – Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Botard was born Daisy Bell Townsend, the daughter of Martha and W. A. Townsend on April 12, 1896 in Poteet, Texas. On August 16, 1914 she was united in marriage in Sheridan, Texas with Lewis B. Botard.

Surviving are her husband, L. B. Botard; six children, Lewis A. Botard, Daisy Blanche Johnson, Fannie Lola Vawter, Guy Roscoe Botard, Albert Warren Botard, and Maudie Marie Johnson, all of Sheridan; also 22 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

“Aunt Daisy” as she was known to friends, was a member of the Baptist Church in Sheridan. She shall be missed by all.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 17 Aug 1972, page 3
Contributed by Matt Cross

Botard, Dollie Ann (Snow)


Dollie Ann Snow Botard, 66, of Sheridan, passed away Aug. 10, in Crockett following a lengthy She was born in Rosenberg, Aug. 13, 1937 to Clayton Jack Sr. and Annetta Elizabeth (Otto) Snow and led careers as a waitress and a homemaker. She resided in Wallis before moving to Sheridan in 1965 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sheridan.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Annie Louise and Carl Backhus of East Bernard, Penny Marie and Ernest Dodd of Sheridan, Ethel Annetta and Gretta Cantu of Louisiana, Elizabeth May and Lester Waguspack of New Orleans, La., Beverly Ann and Donnie Snow of Gilbertsville, Ky., Patricia Sue and Dean Muthler of Frelsburg and Guyla Marie and Travis Mittelstedt of Crockett; and sons and daughters-in-law, Alfred Wesley and Sally Botard of San Antonio, Jack Thomas and Sandra Shaw of Katy, Clarence Birton and Bonnie Shaw of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, Guy Roscoe and Rhonda Botard Jr. of Lake Jackson and John Wesley and Maggie Botard of Sheridan; brothers and sister-in-law, Clayton Jack Snow Jr. of San Antonio and Birton Otto and Dessie Snow of Middlebourn, W.Va.; 34 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral services were conducted August 13, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home, with the Rev. John Goss, pastor of Central Baptist Church of Crockett, officiating. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Lewis (Junior) Botard, Dean Muthler, Henry Gene Kucera, Billy Jo High, Johnny Edds and Travis Mittelstedt.

Honorary pallbearers were sons, grandsons and sons-in-law.

For those desiring, the family has requested memorials be made to the Sheridan Memorial Library, P.O. Box 274, Sheridan, TX 77475.

Colorado County Citizen, August 18, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Botard, Harriett (Allison)

Mrs. A.W. Botard

 Mrs. A.W. (Harriett) Botard, 70, well known Sheridan resident, died Mon., Jan. 1, 1968 in a Houston hospital.

The body lay in state at the Kubena Funeral Home until 12:30 p.m., Wed., Jan 3, when it was removed to the First Baptist Church at Sheridan for services at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ray Campbell officiated.  Interment was in Cheetham Cemetery

The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sheridan.  She was born in Buffalo, New York, Sept. 5, 1897, and lived for many years in the Sheridan area.

Nee Harriett Ellison[sic], she married A.W. Botard Nov. 11, 1915 in Colorado County.  He died June 26, 1967. 

Surviving are four sons ---- Allan W. Botard of Oakhurst, Texas, Oscar L. Botard of Sheridan, Lee Botard of Sheridan and Roy A. Botard of Houston:  four daughters ------ Mrs. Chas. (Eva) Whitely of Sublime, Mrs. Findley (Edna) Hamner, Mrs. Ruth Kersh and Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Janak, all of Houston:  27 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Botard was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one brother and one sister besides her husband. 

Submitted by Regena Williamson

Botard, Lewis Archie

L. A. Botard Sr.

May 23, 1918 – February 24, 1995

LA. Botard Sr., 76, of Sheridan passed away on Friday, February 24, 1995, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born on May 23, 1918, in Sheridan to Lewis B. and Daisy Townsend Botard.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Colorado County and Sheridan and attended local schools.

Botard entered the service in April of 1942 and served his country honorably for four years in the U.S. Army in WW II. Assigned to the 23rd Chemical Decontamination unit. He was awarded the WW II Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Phillipine [sic] Liberation Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.

Following the war, he and Clara Haegelin of Bandera were united in marriage on March 23, 1947. He spent most of his life in farming and ranching, and managed a hunting club for 48 years. He also served as postmaster in Sheridan for 14 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lois Vawter.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Lewis Jr. and Charles, both of Sheridan; sisters, Blanche Johnson and Maudie Townsend, both of Sheridan; brothers, Guy of Shiner and Albert of Sheridan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Graveside services and interment were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, from the Cheetam [sic] Cemetery in Sheridan with Rev. Brent Pittman, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Sheridan, officiating.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Bobby Sims, Jack Vawter, Billy Sanders, Mike Beyette, Neil Shaffer, Albert and Lewis Botard Jr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 2 Mar 1995, page 4
Contributed by Matt Cross

Botard, Lewis Baptiste

L. B. Botard Of Sheridan Buried Mon.

Funeral services were held from the Sheridan Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30th for Lewis B. Botard, a lifelong resident of the Sheridan area.

Mr. Botard, a prominent rancher and farmer in the Sheridan area, died in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 28th.

The Rev. Bernie Helge, pastor of the Sheridan Baptist Church, officiated at the services. Interment was in the Cheatham Cemetery near Sheridan. Serving as pallbearers were J. L. Vawter, Alfred Botard, Warren Botard, Derwin Johnson, Jack Shaw, Henry Rabel, Lewis Botard and Jack Vawter. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Botard was born July 15, 1891 near Sheridan, the son of Louis and Sophie Botard. He was united in marriage with Miss Daisy Bell Townsend on August 16, 1914 and she preceded him in death in August of 1972.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Lois Vawter, Mrs. Maudie Townsend, and Mrs. Blanche Johnson, all of Sheridan; also three sons, Albert W., Lewis A. and Guy R. Botard, also all of Sheridan; two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Evans of Columbus and Mrs. Lillian Adams of Yoakum; 24 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of their loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 2 Feb 1978
Contributed by Matt Cross

Botard, Mabel M. (Fuller)

Mabel Botard

January 21, 1922 – December 28, 1990

Mabel “Coochie” Botard, 68, of Sheridan, died at 9:47 a.m., Friday, December 28, 1990.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, December 30, at Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville, with the Rev. Royal Jacobs officiating. Burial followed in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Visitation began at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 29, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Botard was born January 21, 1922 in Colorado County to Harley and Maude Brisco Fuller. She married O. L. Botard on June 19, 1941 in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and two brothers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hallettsville.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Louis Botard of Angleton; three sisters, Estelle Tesch and Voydell Cousins of Sheridan and Ruth Mae Brinkmeyer of Houston; three brothers, I.W. Fuller and Roy Lee Fuller of Sheridan and Howard Fuller of Hallettsville; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and a step great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Bill and Phil Dellinger, Randy and Dwayne Dibbem, David Fuller and Mike Brinkmeyer.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Davidson and Robert Rodriguez.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 10 Jan 1991, page 6
Contributed by Matt Cross

Botard, Vernon Edward

Sheridan Man, 29, Dies After Third Oil Field InJury

Vernon Botard, 29, of Sheridan, died Friday morning in an Eagle Lake Hospital, about 24 hours after breaking his leg in an oil field accident at Provident City.

His death was believed caused by a head injury he had suffered about two weeks ago, from which it was thought he had recovered. He died while being prepared for an operation on his broken leg.

Some time ago Botard had suffered a broken arm in an oil field accident.

Funeral services were held at Hallettsville and Sheridan Sunday, with burial at Sheridan. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Botard, four brothers and four sisters.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1953, page 1

Botard, Yvonne Leath (Briscoe)

Sheridan Column

Our sympathy goes to the family of Mrs. L.E. Botard on the loss of their loved one.  Mrs. Botard died at her home in Sheridan 4 a.m., Sept. 25.

Having spend most of her life in Sheridan, she was 50 years old last January.

Services were held at the FIrst Baptist Church of Sheridan Firday at 2 p.m. with Rev Wade Graves officiating and Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake in charge.  Interment was in the Cheetham Cemetery, near Sheridan.

She is survived by her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. James Murphy of Victoria, Beatrice Botard and Leatrice Botard of Houston; 2 sons, Norman Lee Botard of Sheridan and Mack Botard of Austin; her mother, Mrs. Feb Brisco, and her grandmother, Mrs. Laura Selph, both of Sheridan; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, and a brother.

Pallbearers were Gilbert H. Holub, A.S. Vawter, Jim Kutzer, Lavo Brisco, Albert Botard, B.J. Burris and Cecil Kane alternate.

Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1984
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Bottino, Quinto

Quinto Bottino

Funeral services for Quinto Bottino held on Tuesday morning  Well Known Citizen, who was born in Italy, died at home North of Eagle Lake, following illness of  five months.

 After an illness of five months, Quinto, Bottino died at his home five miles north of town at 1 .p.m., Monday.  Mr. Bottino was born in Milan, Italy. June 15. 1865. He came to the United States when he was 14, settling in Illinois, moving to the Eagle Lake section from that state in 1905. As  a .young man, while living in Illinois, he was married to Miss Mary Vacca, who with six children, survives. The surviving relatives are Mrs.  Minnie Besch of Glidden; Mrs. Maggie Schultz, Eagle Lake; Mrs, Maty Enrietta. Kankakee. Illinois: Quinto Bottino. Jr., Eagle Lake; Mrs.. Lena Rabel,  Alleytown, and Miss Lillian Bottino. Houston.  He also leaves one sister living in Illinois.  Four of his children preceded him in death.  Mr. Bottino for years was engaged in rice farming. He was a good man and a good citizen, and held the respect and esteem of everyone who knew him.  His death is sincerely regretted by a legion of friends.  A short funeral service was held at the home at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, following which the body was taken to the Catholic Church where Requiem High Mass was held.  Interment was made in the Lakeside Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. father Rocco Macchiaverna,  Pastor of the Catholic Churches of Eagle Lake and at Mentz.  The pallbearers were C. H. Hillboldt, Bryant Skeeters. Frank Kollatschmy. Alvin Glueck, P. J. Forbes and Adolph Raabe.  Many friends throughout the community join the Headlight in  Extending deepest sympathy to the . . . relatives.

Eagle Lake Headlight; May 6, 1938
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Bottino, Quinto Joe

Quinto J. Bottino

Funeral services for Quinto Joe Bottino, 79, were held from the Mill-Bauer Chapel Tuesday afternoon. Rev. Art Haddock officiated.

Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery of Eagle Lake, under the direction of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Bottino died Saturday, Oct. 24., at the Eagle Lake Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born Jan. 10, 1902 in Kankee, Ill., the, son of Quinto Bottino and Mary Vacca.

He was an Eagle Lake resident and was a retired carpenter at the time of his death.

Bottino was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in El Campo.

He is survived, by two sons, Joe Lee Bottino of Buena Park, Ca. and Douglass Bottino of Aurora, Co.; two sisters, Lena Rabel of Eagle Lake and Lillian Mino of Oceanside, Ca.; two grandchildren. Debbie and Don Bottino, both of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Leezder Kollatschny, Alton Boettcher, Sam Marsalia, Merrill Adamcik, Wade Newton, and V. J. Danelson.

Colorado County Citizen, October 29, 1981, page 2

Boulden, Charles Lewis

Columbus, Texas, June 3.--Mr. C. L. Boulden died at his home yesterday evening of a final stroke of paralysis. He moved from Elkton, Maryland, with his family to Columbus in 1889. He was 65 years of age and a gentleman of pleasant demeanor. His son, Thomas F. Bouldin[sic], is the only member of his family who survives him. He was buried at Odd Fellows’ rest this afternoon, the Rev. R. S. Stuart conducting the ceremonies.

Weimar Mercury, June 9, 1900, page 4

Bouldin, Susan E.

Death of Mrs. Susan E. Bouldin.

On Wednesday, May 8, 1912, at 9:20 p. m., at her home, 544 Boulevard., Houston Heights, Mrs. Susan E. Bouldin, wife of the late Dr. E. S. Bouldin. Deceased was 69 years old and is survived by four daughters: Mrs. A. C. BelI, Miss Maggie and Mabel Bouldin of Houston and Mrs. J. G. Lyon of Ennis: two sons, Shelby Bouldin of Houston and W. C. Bouldin of Oakland, Texas. Funeral Thursday afternoon from the residence. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery. Rev. A. B. Buchanan officiated. The pallbearers were R. F. Butts, W. Rankin, Frank Creighton, E. R. Treadwell, H. E. Detering and G. R. Todd.--Houston Chronicle.

Mrs. Bouldin with her husband, the late Dr. E. S. Bouldin, lived in this city for many years removing to Houston several years ago, where she has since made her home. She possessed a large circle of friends in Weimar, especially among the older inhabitants, and her death is sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 17, 1912, page 1

Bouldin, W. Claughton

W. C. Bouldin Funeral Here This Afternoon

Funeral services for W. C. Bouldin of Luling, about 76, Weimar native and druggist at Oakland many years ago, will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Masonic Cemetery here.

Mr. Bouldin died Wednesday evening in a Luling hospital after a brief illness following a recent heart stroke. He had been in poor health for several years. Born at Weimar, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Bouldin. As a young man he married Miss Callie Hutchins of Oakland, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Hutchins of that place, and established a drug store there. About 25 years ago he moved to Luling, where he prospered as a druggist for many years. At the time of his death he still owned a small drug store there, having previously sold his larger store.

He was a member of the Methodist Church and ranked, high in the Masonic Lodge. Pallbearers for the funeral will be appointed by the Masons.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Callie Bouldin of Luling and several sisters.

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1947, page 1

Bouska, Frank Joseph

F. J. Bouska Dies Suddenly At Garwood

Frank Joseph Bouska, prominent citizen of the Garwood area, died suddenly at about 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning while working in the country near Garwood.  Mr. Bouska, apparently in good health, was sawing a piece of wood when he slumped over, and was pronounced dead upon the arrival of medical aid

Born in Czechoslovakia 64 years ago, he came to America at the age of 14.  He was married about 1912 to Miss Rosie Kallina of Garwood in which vicinity he has made his home for many years.  He was born on a farm and was a farmer and operated a mercantile store in Garwood.

Surviving are his wife and son, Leon of Ganado.  Two sisters preceeded[sic] him in death.  Other relatives may survive in Europe but Mr. Bouska lost contact with his family there about 20 years ago.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 o’clock this (Friday) morning with a short prayer service at his home in Garwood.  Requim high mass will be held at 10 o’clock at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with interment in the Nada Catholic Cemetery.

The entire community joins in expressing regret at the passing of the pioneer settler of Garwood, and the Headlight extends sympathy to his wife and son.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 17, 1947, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Bouska, Rose E. (Kallina)

Mrs. Frank Bouska Succumbs at 73

GARWOOD— Mrs. Frank (Rosie) Bouska, 73, was laid to rest in Nada following funeral services in St. Mary’s church in Nada Oct. 25. A longtime resident of Garwood, she died in a Schulenburg nursing home.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lillie Bouska of El Campo; and 4 brothers, Charles, Frank, Ed and Henry Kallina.

Colorado County Citizen, November 10, 1960, page 3

Boutwell, Zoie Irene


Fifteen Year Old Girl Succumbed To Typhoid Fever Sunday; Funeral on Monday Morning.

After an illness of eighteen days, Miss Zoie Irene Boutwell, the fifteen years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Boutwell died at about noon last Sunday at the family home in this city of typhoid fever.

She had been ill for about eighteen days, though was in bed only about two weeks. The funeral was held Monday morning from the Christian church, Rev. J. B. Armstrong conducting the services, interment being made in the Lakeside cemetery.

Friends of the family did everything possible to comfort the little sufferer and a trained nurse from Houston was with her. Her death is indeed a sad one, just in the bloom of young womanhood.

Although the weather was showery and threating[sic] at the hour of the funeral, the funeral was largely attended.

The Headlight joins the people of the town in extending sincerest sympathy to the mother and father and the brothers and sisters.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 27, 1918, page 1

Bowen, George William

Mr. G. W. Bowen

Mr. George William Bowen passed out of this life at his home near town early Christmas Day following an illness of several weeks.

Funeral was held at the residence Saturday at 2:30, Rev. C. Gresham Marmion of St. John's Episcopal Church of this city officiating. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]

Mr. Bowen was born in Watseka, Ill. Jan 21, 1870. He was married to May Ellen Fowalder at Sterling, Kas. Oct 6, 1898. They moved to Rock Island in January in 1906 and in 1911 moved to this city, where, in 1921, Mrs. Bowen passed out of this life.

In July 1928, Mr. Bowen married Mrs. Angie Lee Webb, who with two sons and three daughters survives him. Children are: Dwight J. Bowen of Chickasha, Okla.; Clarence W. Bowen of Beaumont; Mrs. Jack Leyendecker of this city; Mrs. Loretta Tutt of Romayor and Mrs. Emma Burbridge of Monterey, Mex. There are also one stepdaughter, Mrs. Gregg Nance of this city, six grandchildren and one step grandchild.

The Citizen joins with the many friends of the family in expressions of sympathy to the sorrowing ones.

Colorado County Citizen, December 31, 1936
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Bowen, Mary Ellen

Mrs. Mary Bowen, Aged 49, Passes Away at Alleyton.

The life of Mrs. Mary E. Bowen at Alleyton was brought to a sad termination when death ensued at a late hour on Tuesday evening of this week. Services at the home Wednesday afternoon were followed by interment at 3:30 o'clock in the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery of Columbus, Rev. R. S. Garrard of the local Baptist church conducting the rites.

Deceased was 49 years of age, having been born in Ohio on February 25, 1872. When a child her parents removed to Kansas, and in this State she was married in the year 1897 to Mr. G. W. Bowen. Some 15 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bowen located at Rock Island in this county, but soon afterwards removed to Alleyton, where they had since made their home. Mrs. Bowen was a faithful member of the Columbus Baptist Church, having some years ago been baptized into its fellowship.

Surviving are the husband, three daughters and two sons, one of the latter Dwight J. Bowen, now residing at Altus, Okla. The remaining children make their home in this county. Three brothers all of Kansas and three sisters, two living in that State, and the other in Missouri also survive.

Colorado Citizen, September 2, 1921
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Bowers, Ann F.(Griffith)


Columbus, Texas, Oct. 26.--Mrs. A. Bowers, 90, widow of the late Dr. J. H. Bowers, died here Friday night, Oct 23. Deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. L. Adkins and Mrs. B. L. Vineyard. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, October 30, 1925, page 5

Bowers, Harry Rhodes

Post Special: Columbus, July 28.--Hon. W. L. Adkins is in receipt of a telegram from Julius F. Sandmeyer of Hot Springs, Ark., announcing the death there of Dr. Harry R. Bowers yesterday afternoon. Dr. Bowers’ heart had been weak some time and it is supposed that the hot baths there were too severe for his enfeebled condition. Mr. Sandmeyer is en route home with the body. The funeral will be held at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the family residence at Odd Fellows’ Rest.

Dr. Bowers was 47 years of age, the son of the late Dr. John H. Bowers. His immediate surviving relatives are his mother and his two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Adkins and Mrs. B. L Vineyard. Dr. Bowers received many encomiums for his skill in the practice of his profession.

Weimar Mercury, August 1, 1908, page 1

Bowers, John Henry

It was with extreme sadness the Mercury editor learned late Thursday afternoon of the death of his life-time friend, Doctor John H. Bowers of Columbus, which occurred at the family home after a brief illness, aged 90 years. Dr. Bowers officiated at the birth of the Mercury editor, named him, and ever evinced a lively interest in his welfare. No better physician, friend or neighbor ever existed, and the news of his death will bring sadness to hundreds of homes throughout south Texas. A suitable notice of his death and brief biography will be publish in our next issue. To the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy is extended. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, September 7, 1907, page 5

Bowmer, W.

Oakland Notes

A sad accident happened near this place last Saturday morning, the 8th of the month, by which Mr. W. Bowmer lost his life. The above named person was in the employ of Mr. Henry Carson. He had loaded his wagon that morning with four bales of cotton, and put in charge of Mr. Bowmer, to carry to Weimar. When about one mile and a half from here, he got down and was walking along driving the team, (it being very cold,) when he attempted to mount the saddle mule, (without stopping the team,) it scared and threw him under the front wheel which ran over him, and the hind wheel also. He was badly crushed, and died in about two hours. No person saw the accident, but an inquest was held, and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts. The deceased had been in this section of the country for the last two years. He was a very small man, not much over five feet high, dark hair, not much beard, supposed to be between twenty-six and thirty years of age, and I understand had been married. Has two children living somewhere with his sister. Heard he was born in England. He had no effects, so far as can be learned. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, January 20, 1881, page 3

Boyd, Celia


“Aunt Celia” Boyd, an aged colored woman who formerly lived here, but who had been making her home in Houston, died Sunday of burns received recently in a fire, and the remains were brough here for interment Monday aftternoon. She was the mother of John and Walter Boyd, well known colored men of this sectiion. The funeral was largely attended. {Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 30, 1927, page 1

Boyd, David

Mr. Boyd, an old resident of Eagle Lake, 75 years old, was killed at that place Monday evening by a passenger train. He stepped in front of the engine about the time it was stopping, was struck by it, thrown against a pile of lumber, and instantly killed. He was a gun and locksmith. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1890, page 3


A sad and deplorable accident happened here Monday evening. As the east-bound passenger train on the Southern Pacific was coming in town, Mr. David Boyd, an old and prominent citizen of this place, attempted to cross the track in front of the approaching train, and was struck by the engine and instantly killed. Mr. Boyd has been living here several years, and by his pleasant manners and upright walk had won the confidence and esteem of the people and will be greatly missed. He was buried Tuesday evening in the Masonic cemetery.

Colorado Citizen, October 30, 1890, page 3

Boyd, James Jacob

Buddie Boyd, a well known colored man of this vicinity died and was buried Tuesday afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1918, page 1

Boyd, Martha Jane

Eagle Lake, Texas,Nov. 12.--Mrs. Martha Boyd died in San Antoniio Nov. 11 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Causey, of Eagle Lake. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, November 21, 1913, page 2

Boyd, Milton

KILLING AT ALLEYTON.— Last Saturday a difficulty occurred at Alleyton, in this county, between Milton Boyd and Robert Armstrong, which resulted in the death of the former. The reports of it are very conflicting, but it seems the difficulty was the result of an old feud. It seems that Boyd, who was an engineer on the road, discharged some three weeks since, had frequently cursed and abused Armstrong, who is quite a young man, and who did not resent these insults; that the evening of the difficulty Armstrong went into the store of Mr. L. Wink to settle his bill, which he paid; that Boyd asked Armstrong to “set up” the beer, which he did, and the two and a comrade drank it together; that, going out of the door, they met a man with watermelons to sell; that Boyd asked Armstrong to buy a melon, which he did, and took it over to Mrs. Thompson’s to put in water to cool; that finding no one in the house, he came out with the melon under his arm to take down town, following in the rear of Boyd and his comrade; that Boyd asked him, as he came up, what he was making such a noise in the boarding house for; that Armstrong denied doing so, saying there was no one in the house; that Boyd called him a d—d liar, and struck him; whereupon Armstrong drew a small five-shooter and shot him twice, once in the hand, and once in the neck or chin, the latter proving fatal. Armstrong was arrested and is now in jail at this place. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, June 29, 1882, page 3

Boyd, Robert

Negro Woman Shot Husband

Eagle Lake, Texas, Jan. 28.--Leona Boyd this morning about 2:30 o’clock shot and fatally wounded her husband, Robert Boyd, at the woman’s home. Both parties are colored. According to the woman’s story, who went to the home of City Marshall Ned Callison after the shooting and gave herself up, Boyd came to her home about 2:30 this morning and demanded entrance. The two had not been living together for some time. The woman, according to her story, refused to let him in the house when the negro made threats that he would kill her if she did not let him in, declaring that “Charlie Brown is in town tonight.”

Charlie Brown is a negro who killed his wife here just before Christmas by cutting here[sic] throat from ear to ear and then shot away the top of his own head with a shotgun.

After the negro had made the Charlie Brown threat the woman raised a window and shot twice with an automatic pistol, one shot taking effect in the man’s stomach, the other shot missing.

The negro fell, dangerously wounded, and it is thought the wound will prove fatal.

Weimar Mercury, January 13, 1913, page 8

Boykens, Mary

Aged Negress Dies

After an illness extending over a period of more than ten years, Mary Boykens a respected negress of this community passed away July 24th and was buried July 25th. Mary served faithfully and well in many of the homes in this locality. She was the mother of seventeen children but at her death only five children survive. Mary had made her home in Eagle Lake seventy eight years, all of her life. [Place of interment unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 2, 1940

Boykin, Loula E. (Barnett)

Death of Beloved Lady, Mrs. Wesley H. Boykin

Lula Barnett was born in Brandon, Miss., May 23, 1858, and lived there until the age of 12 years, when the family moved to Texas. They moved to the Weimar section, and the subject of this sketch lived here up to the time of her death last Sunday morning. She was 79 years of age on May 23, 1937. She was married to Wesley H. Boykin on March 15, 1879[1877]. To this union was born four daughters and two sons, five of whom are living. Those living are as follows: Wm. Boykin Weimar; Mrs. E. R. Willenberg, Freeport; Mrs. Burgess, Tivoli; Tom Boykin, and Mrs. Roy Dornak of Weimar. She is survived by many other relatives and friends. Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren are also among her survivors

Mrs. Boykin was a devoted christian from early girlhood, and a member of the Methodist Church. She was a devoted and true wife, mother and friend. Throughout her life she lived up to the golden precepts of a true christian, and in her passing all feel that one of the best and most beloved women of this section has gone from among us.

Services were conducted at the Baptist Church by the writer, assisted by Brother Palmer, the Methodist pastor. Scriptures used were Psalm 23, John 14 and Phil. 1:21. "On Jordon's Stormy Banks, "Lead, Kindly Light", “Does Jesus Care?" (her's and the children's favorite songs) were sung. Interment was made in the Weimar cemetery.

Active pall bearers were as follows: Messrs. Walter Black, Henry Brasher, Henry J. Laas, Felix Melor, Elmo Chandler and Jesse Green. Honorary bearers named by the family are as follows: Messrs. Ben B. Holt, Sam C. Holloway, Dr. Chas. G. Cook, Wilbur Seydler, Walter Williams, Jr., Robert Kosler, Herbert Schneider, Grady Shaver, Frank Guenther, John Insall, Stephen McCormick, Tom W. Hill, Albert Barta, John Hl. Brooks, Mannie Lauterstein, ElIiott Hubbard, Fritz Kolterman, Lindsay Goode, Hans Brasher, Wells Townsend, Stafford Wooldridge, Oliver Holloway, Steve Dornak, Otto Barta, Roy Dornak, Tye Holman, Eddie Guenther, Bill Dornak, Ed Rabel and John F. Walker.

You who grieve, be assured you have our prayers and sincere, heartfelt sympathies.
"One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o'er and o'er;
I’m nearer home today
Than ever I've been before;
Nearer my Father's house,
Where the many mansions be;
Nearer the great white throne,
Nearer the crystal sea".

Weimar Mercury, January 28, 1938, page 1

Boykin, Nellie Dawn

Died, in this city, Wednesday night, October 11, 1893, at 11:45 o’clock, Nellie Dawn Boykin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Boykin, aged 8 years and 10 months. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. W. P. Ballard at 5 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Boykin live between Weimar and Schulenburg. The little daughter was visiting at Mrs. Ballard’s when taken ill. --Halletsville New Era.
THE MERCURY sincerely regrets to learn of this sad misfortune, and tenders Mr. and Mrs. Boykin heartfelt sympathy in this hour of sadness and gloom. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, October 21, 1893

Boykin, Richard


Richard Boykins, 48 years of age, who was born and reared in Eagle Lake, died in Beaumont on November 23rd. The remians were shipped to Eagle Lake for burial. He was the son of Lucinda Johnson. He is survived by one daughter, Hattie Greer, two sisters, Minnie Turner and Willie Walridge and two brothers, Harry Boykins and Alex Johnson. [Place of interment unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 3, 1932

Boykin, Thomas Scott

Funeral Held for T. S. Boykin, 54, Former Weimar Man

Funeral services were held here at the Hubbard Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon for Thomas Scott Boykin, 54, with the Rev. C.L. Boone, Baptist pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Boykin was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Boykin of the New Brunn community. He was born here January 6, 1888 and died at his home in Monroe, La., on March 13, 1942. He had attained the age of 54 years, 2 months and 7 days.

He was married to Miss Ethyl Jones at Humble, Texas.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Bruns of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. E. R. Willenberg of Freeport, Mrs. Roy Dornak of Weimar, Mrs. Leila Burchera of Tivoli; one brother, Will H. Boykin of Cedar Lane, Texas.

The Mercury extends condolence to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, March 20, 1942, page 1

Boykin, Wesley H.


Mr. Wesley H. Boykin, aged 76 years, a native of Alabama, but resident of this section for many years past, died at the family home in the New Brunn community, a few miles southwest of Weimar, Tuesday night at 10:30. Burial took place in the Weimar Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Boykin,one of the finest and best men we ever knew, leaves a widow and several children. We hope to publish a suitable obituary for the splendid southern gentleman in our next issue.

Weimar Mercury, April 26, 1929, page 5
See Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1929, page 1 for additional info

Boykin, William Hammell

Wm. H. Boykin, 72, Formerly of Here, Is Buried

Funeral services for William H. Boykin, 72, of Bay City, who died Tuesday at Midfield, were held in Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Walter J. Cartwright, pastor of the Weimar Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Boykin was born December 25, 1879, in Schulenburg, but had spent most of his lifetime on the Boykin farm five miles south of Weimar. For the past 12 years he had resided at Bay City.

Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. H. A. Burchers of Tivoli, Mrs. Roy Dornak of Oakland, and Mrs. E. R. Willenberg of Freeport; four nephews James, Kenneth and Eddie Willenberg of Freeport and Thomas Burchers of Victoria; five nieces, Mrs. C. E. Carr of Bay City, Mrs. Bob Walker of Tivoli, Mrs. Evelyn Bruns of Newark, U.J.[sic], Miss Beatrice Dornak and Miss Lelia Mae Dornak of Oakland; two great-nephews and four great-nieces.

Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1952, page 1

If you find bad or missing links, please notify the county coordinator.

Return to Obituary Index

Return to Colorado County Home Page