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Brandt, Adolph A.

Heart Attack Is Fatal to Adolph Brandt

Funeral services for Adolph A. Brandt, 58, recently of Houston, but a Weimar area resident for most of his life, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday afternoon, June 26, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.

Frank Dietz, supply pastor at Weimar United Church of Christ, of which Mr. Brandt was a member, officiated.

Mr. Brandt died Sunday morning at his home in Houston, after a heart attack. He had been in bad health for six years.

Born Oct. 19, 1904, in the Osage community northeast of here, he was a son of Emil and Helen Schmidt Brandt. He married Miss Lena Karm at Cuero on Oct. 19, 1926, and they settled at Osage, engaging in farming. Three and a half years ago when Mr. Brandt's health made it no longer possible for him to do farm work they moved to California, and a year later they move to Houston.

Surviving in addition to his widow are a son, Tech. Sgt. Leroy Brandt, serving with the US Air Force in Japan; two grandsons, Ronnie Brandt of Houston and Perry Brandt of Japan; two sisters, Mrs. L. W. (Hertha) Karm of Houston and Mrs. Howard (Hilda) Tengler of Columbus; and four brothers, Reinhard and Edwin of Pasadena, Edgar of Columbus and Otto of Weimar. A son, Robert, preceded him in death about 9 years ago.

Weimar Mercury, June 27, 1963

Brandt, Elo Reinhard

Elo Brandt, 57, Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services for Elo Reinhard Brandt, 57, of Pasadena were held Saturday at Colonial Funeral Chapel of Pasadena and Sunday afternoon at Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery here.

Mr. Brandt, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Reinhard Brandt of Weimar, was at his farm near Weimar when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. He was hospitaled here for a day and then transferred to Bayshore Hospital at Pasadena, where he died about ten days later, August 29.

His pastor, Rev. Arthur Pattersen of First Lutheran Church, Pasadena, officiated at the Pasadena service. Pastor Pattersen, Father Moore of Houston, and Rev. D. L. R. McDougle, Weimar UCC pastor, all took part in the service at the church, and fellow members of the Elks Lodge of Pasadena conducted a graveside service.

Born March 1, 1918, in the Weimar area, the son of Reinhard and Martha (Schriefer) Brandt, Mr. Brandt married Maxine Tesch here on Sept. 15, 1940. They moved to Pasadena in 1941 when he took a job in the shipyard. He served in the Navy during World War II. For the past 23 years he had been employed by the Ethyl Corporation.

Co-workers in that company served as pallbearers here: L. B. Renfro, Barney Atkinson, Al Newman, Carl Richardson, J. L. Dooly, and Russ Colburn.

Mr. Brandt is survived by his wife Maxine of Pasadena, one son, Roger Layne, of Houston; his parents here; two brothers, Arnold of Crosby and Emil Frederick of Houston, and one sister, Mrs., Gladys ( Bob Joe) Lafitte of Livingston.

Weimar Mercury, September 4, 1975

Brandt, George Henry, Jr.

Geo. Brandt Funeral Held Here Sept. 20

Funeral services for George Henry Brandt, Jr., 79, of Holman were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 20, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

Mr. Brandt died at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after a prolonged illness and two weeks hospitalization.

Born Sept. 9, 1902, at Holman, he was a son of George F. Brandt, Sr. and Julia (Hickle) Brandt. He married Gertrude Trefny on Nov. 12, 1923, in the Wildwood community.

He was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ, in which he had served on the church council and was a member of the Churchmen’s Brotherhood. He had also served on the Holman School board and was a member of Fayette County Farm Bureau. He was a farmer and rancher.

His wife survives, along with three daughters, Mrs. Ore Nell Frerichs and Mrs. Virginia Ulrich of Holman and Mrs. Betty Lou Stech of New Bielau; one son, George Brandt III of Holman; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar G. Brandt of Weimar and Arthur H. Brandt Sr. of Holman; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Witt of Holman.

Pallbearers were James Frerichs, Mark Ulrich, Eugene Ulrich, Jr., Warren Roy Ulrich, Glen Ulrich, Phil E. Johnson, George F. Gold, Jr., Melton S. Matthews and G. Morris Hamm.

The Weimar Mercury September 24, 1981
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Brandt, Gertrude W. (Trefny)

Services Held April 28 For Gertrude Brandt

Funeral services for Gertrude W. Brandt, 93, were held April 28 at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Norman Sirnic officiating. Burial was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

She died April 26 at the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos. The last three years of her life were spent in the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center.

Mrs. Brandt was born on October 10, 1900 in Ammannsville to Ignac and Louisa (Klos) Trefny.

She attended Wildwood School.

Married seventy years ago to George H. Brandt, Jr., she live in Holman for as many years.

She was a member of the Dorcas Circle of the United Church of Christ and also taught church school there. She was also a member of the St. Paul’s Home Extension Club and was awarded the Homemaker of the Year Award in 1985.

Surviving her are four children and their spouses, Ore Nell and Alfred Frerichs, Virginia and Eugene Ulrich, George III and Vera Brandt all of Holman and Berry Lou and Leonard Stech of Weimar; two sisters and a brother in- law, Emmie Klesel of Schulenburg and Adeline and Arthur Brandt of Holman, fourteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Tillie Brandt, and half-sister, Lena Kunz and three brothers, Louis, Charlie and George Trefny.

Pallbearers were Milton Trefny, Charles T. Trefny, Franklin Brandt, Ervin Brandt, Tommy Klesel and Melroy Brandt.

The Weimar Mercury April 24, 1994

Brandt, Gwendolyn Lorraine “Gay” (Pesnell)


Gwendolyn Lorraine "Gay" Brandt, 77, of Conway, Ark. passed away Thursday, April 17.

She was born March 31, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Thomas Jefferson and Edna Leah Pesnell. The family moved to Columbus in 1944 where she met and married Wilfred Brandt on Sept. 13, 1947. They settled in Arkansas and raised their family there.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Wilfred Brandt of Conway, Ark.; children Stephen Brandt of Morrow, Ark., Alan Brandt of Columbus, Jill Blankenship of Conway, Ark., Mark Brandt of Conway, Ark., Brian Brandt of Jackson, Miss., Tammy Lauterbach of Groton, Mass., Kimberly Brandt of Conway, Ark., Melody Brandt of Conway, Ark., April Reynolds of Springdale, Ark. and Sharon Andersson of Conway, Ark.; brothers, Jack Pesnell of Edmond, Okla. and Don Pesnell of Ft. Worth; 20 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service took place Monday, April 21 at New Life Church with Rick Bezet and Darren DeLaune officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Brandt, Henry Theodore

H. T. Brandt, 84, Pioneer Settler, Dies

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Weimar United Church of Christ for Henry Theodore Brandt, 84, retired farmer and rancher of the river section at Osage and one of the early settlers of this area.

Mr. Brandt died at 1 p.m. Friday, July 22, in Youens Hospital, where he had been admitted 10 days earlier.

In the absence of the Weimar pastor, Rev. Frank Horak, Rev. Thomas Ward of St. Paul’s UCC, Schulenburg, officiated in the services, assisted by Rev. Lee Geldmeier, pastor of First Methodist Church. [Interment in Masonic Cemetery]

Mr. Brandt was only 6 years old when he came to this country with his parents, three brothers and one sister in the spring of 1888.

From Oldenburg

He was born Dec. 28, 1881, in Oldenburg, Germany, a son of Eilert and Wilhelmine Westing Brandt. The family landed in New York in March of 1888 and made a 9-day trip down the Mississippi to New Orleans. They arrived at Weimar April 2, 1888, and went directly to Holman, where nine months later Eilert Brandt bought a farm. In 1900 he bought an additional farm (Coleman Place) at Osage, and some years later he added the large Adkins acreage to the later. The fourth generation of Brandts are now farming these river-bottom places.

Married 60 Years.

H. T. Brandt married Miss Selma Benedict on April 16, 1906, and they settled on their farm at Osage where they have lived since. Mr. Brandt was prominent as a rancher and cotton farmer until he retired some years ago.

He is survived by his wife; two children, Ewald Brandt and Mrs. Charles (Emma) Trefny of Osage; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Kahlden of Weimar; one brother, William Brandt of Columbus. Two brothers, Emil Brandt of Osage and George Brandt Sr. of Holman, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were George Brandt Jr. and Arthur Brandt of Holman, Edgar Brandt of Columbus, Edwin Brandt of Pasadena, Werner Kahlden of Columbus and Emil Kahlden of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, July 28, 1966, pages 1 and 10

Brandt, Lena A. (Karm)

Lena Brandt. Funeral Held Here Dec. 16

Funeral servIces for Lena Brandt, 80, of Rt. 3, Weimar were held Wednesday, Dec. 16, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Brandt died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 13, of cancer.

Born Feb. 1, 1907, at Cuero, she was a daughter of Theodore and Christina (Grunewald) Karm. She was married to Adolph Brandt at Cuero on Oct. 19, 1926, and, they made their home at Weimar since then. He died in 1963.

Surviving her is a son, Leroy A. Brandt of Las Vegas, Nevada; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary McDonald and Mrs. Leona Raley of Cuero and Mrs. Katy North of San Antonio. A son, two brothers, and a sister preceded her in death, in addition to her husband.

Serving as pallbearers were Edgar Brandt, Randy Marak, Al Anders, Ed Bartosh, Anthony Brandt, and Leonard McDonald.

Weimar Mercury, December 24, 1987

Brandt, Linda H. (Berger)


Funeral services were held for Linda Berger Brandt Thursday, June 2 from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with C. R, Lattimore officiating.

Burial was at Weimar Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Linda Berger Brandt was born April 13, 1905 in Weimar to Gustav Berger and Selma Kirsten Berger. She married G. Alfred Brandt July 2, 1924.

Mrs. Brandt was a housewife and a member of Columbus Bible Fellowship, and she was also affiliated with A. A. R. P.

She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Alfred Brandt, August 26, 1982.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Harold (Jeanette) Treybig of Houston; sons, Wilfred Brandt of Conway, Arkansas and Royce Brandt of Pittstown, New Jersey; sisters, Alma Oncken of Weimar, Milda Kennedy of Edna, Elvie Weinken of Corpus Christi and Selma Prensner of Pearland; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stephen Brandt, Allen Brandt, Mark Brandt, Brian Brandt, Bob Brandt and Kenneth Treybig.

Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 1988, page 2

Brandt, Mary Agnes (Polach)


Mary Agnes Polach Brandt of Columbus, passed away Jan. 16.

Brandt was born March 23, 1916 in Ammansville, to Roman Frank and Kristina (Kristoff) Polach. For many years she and her sister, Martha Bodungen owned and operated Mary and Martha's Place in Columbus. She married Edgar Emil Brandt Nov. 10, 1952 in Columbus. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sisters, Martha Polach Bodungen and Frances Polach Koehn; brothers, Lawrence “Snip” Polach, Richard Polach and John Polach; and two nephews Dennis and Thomas Joe Polach.

She is survived by one sister, Agnes “Tootsie” Helm of Rosenberg,; three sisters-in-law; special nieces, Pat and Marilyn Bodungen of Columbus; and special nephew, John Polach of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 19, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus, with Father Dan Kahlich officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were nephews George Koehn, Mark and Steven Helm, Tommy Blair and Allen and Bruce Polach.

Colorado County Citizen, January 25, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Brandt, Oscar Gerhardt

Death Claims Ex-Businessman Oscar Brandt

Funeral services of Oscar G. Brandt, 85, longtime Weimar businessman and civic worker, were held Friday, May 11, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John C. Bily officiated.

Brandt, who retired in 1978 as an automotive dealer after 30 years in the business, died at 7 p.m. May 9, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, ending a long illness.

Born July 27, 1904, at Holman, he was a son of George F. and Julia (Hickle) Brandt. He married Tillie Trefny here on June 9, 1925. She preceded him in death by less than three weeks, on April 22.

Brandt had been in business here 43 years when he and his wife retired in 1978, selling their Ford agency to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin F. Gilbreath.

They began their married life together on a farm at Holman. When they moved to Weimar, he first worked for a cottonseed company, then for the City of Weimar street department. His first business venture on his own was as a blacksmith and wheelwright. During World War II he worked for Brown Shipyard at Houston. He returned to Weimar and established a farm implement dealership, along the way obtaining a patent on a stalk cutter.

His first venture in auto retailing was when he accepted the Willys-Overland jeep agency in 1948. The same year he took on Kaiser-Frazer cars, and in 1949 he added GMC trucks.

He began as a Ford dealer in December 1953, and in 1964 he and his wife moved from Post Office Street to their new building on Hwy. 90 East.

During his years in Weimar Brandt was active in community service. He was Scoutmaster of Troop 228 at one time a special deputy sheriff for more than 50 years, member of the Weimar Voluntary Fire Department for 31 years, nine as chief, and served one term as president of the Guadalupe District Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association. He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are two sons, Melroy Brandt of San Antonio and Harold Brandt of Dallas; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Brandt Sr., and a sister, Edna Witt, both of Rt. 3, La Grange (Holman). A grandson, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Franklin Brandt, George Brandt III, Milton Trefny, Charles T. Trefny, Douglas Bartosh and Leroy Pavlik

Clipping from unknown newspaper, 1990
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne

Brandt, Paul Ewald

Ewald Brandt Funeral Held Here July 24

Funeral services for Paul Ewald Brandt, 68, of the Osage community were held Thursday, July 24, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Charles Bawel of Victoria officiating in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Ernest Dean.[Interment made in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Mr. Brandt, a native of Osage and prominent rancher, died July 24, at Youens Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

He was born March 18, 1911, a son of Henry Theodore and Selma (Benedict) Brandt, and married Hilda Breithaupt on January 31, 1937.

Mr. Brandt, a cooperator in the Colorado Soil and Water Conservation District since 1951, was recently named the district's Conservation Farmer of 1979.

He was a member of the United Church of Christ, where he had served several terms on the church council and as chairman of the building committee when the present church was built in 1965.

He was also a member of the Weimar Chamber of Commerce, the Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and the Texas Pecan Growers Association. He was a pioneer in the development of native pecan orchards and won numerous awards with his pecans on the county and regional levels.

Mr. Brandt is survived by his wife Hilda; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Allen Ohnheiser of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, Ewald Theodore (Ted) and Virginia Brandt of Weimar; two grandchildren, Ricky and Cindy Ohnheiser; and one sister, Mrs. Charles (Emma) Trefny.

Pallbearers were Joe Kaye, Bud Schluy, Tommy Joe Taylor, Mike Zabransky, Alan Hattermann, Mike Trefny, Russell Trefny and Charles T. Trefny.

Weimar Mercury, August 2, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Brandt, Reinhard William

R. W. Brandt Funeral Held Here Nov. 4

Funeral services for Reinhard W. Brandt, 89, of Weimar were held Friday, Nov. 4, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.  Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Brandt, a 60-year Weimar resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Livingston.  A retired welder, he was born Dec. 18, 1898, in Washington County, a son of Emil and Lena (Schmidt) Brandt.  He married Martha Schreifer here on Dec. 18, 1916.  She died Dec. 19, 1980.

Surviving are two sons, Arnold L. Brandt of Crosby and Emil F. Brandt of Porter; one daughter, Gladys Lafitte of Livingston; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Edgar Brandt of Columbus; and two sisters, Hilda Tengler of Columbus and Hertha Karm of Houston.  A son and three brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Edward Brandt, Carroll Brandt, Steve Radcliffe, John Lafitte, John Casey and Henry Riley.

The Weimar Mercury, 10 November 1988
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne

Brandt, Robert Wayne

Cancer Fatal to Robert Brandt, 24; Rites Friday

Funeral services for Robert Wayne Brandt, 24, who died of cancer early Wednesday morning in M.D. Anderson Hospital at Houston, will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery. Rev. Howard Parshall, pastor of First Baptist Church here, will officiate.

Mr. Brandt had been ill for more than a year and in critical condition for the past two months.

Born at Osage November 26, 1929, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Brandt. He married Miss Jacklyn Matthews here in October, 1950.

Survivors in addition to his wife and parents are a son, Ronald, two years old; and a brother, Le Roy A. Brandt, who is in military service.

Weimar Mercury, August 13, 1954, page 1

Brandt, Roger Layne

Roger Brandt Funeral Held Here Oct. 25

Funeral services for Roger L. Brandt, 46, of Houston were held Monday, Oct. 24, from the chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons at Houston and Tuesday morning from Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Brandt, a native of Pasadena and lifelong resident of the Houston area, died Oct. 23.

He was a member of First Lutheran Church of Pasadena.  He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  Graduating form the University of Texas at Austin in 1964, with a B.A. in history, he received a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1967.  His bar memberships included the State Bar of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, U.S. Court of Military Appeals, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits.

In 1970 he was a Republican candidate for the Texas Legislature.

Survivors are his mother, Maxine Brandt Wilson of Houston; stepfather, Richard Wilson of Houston; grandfather, Reinhard W. Brandt of Livingston; and numberous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

The Weimar Mercury, November 3, 1988.
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne

Brandt, Ronald Wayne

Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Brand Services Held 

The Houston Post's Texas News Service

COLUMBUS - Ronald Wayne "Ronnie" Brandt, entered into rest Wednesday, September 19, 1973.  Resident of Houston 19 years. Employee of Fed-Mart.  Member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

Survivors:  Parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Marak, Houston; grandparents, Mrs. Lena Brandt, Weimar, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Matthews, Weimar, Texas, Mrs. Mary Marak, Schulenburg, Texas;  daughter, Mindy Ann Brandt, Houston; uncles, Harold Matthews, Miami, FL, Leroy Brandt, Yuma, AZ;  brothers, Rickey Marak, Houston, Randy Marak, Houston.

Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 1973, Chapel of the Garden with the Rev. Eugene Heckmann, Pastor of Gethsemane Lutheran Church officiating.  Graveside services and interment 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Weimar Masonic Cemetery.  Should friends desire donations may be made to Building Fund Gethsemane Lutheran Church.  Pallbearers;  Allen Barnett, Leslle Spitzenberger, Ronnie Ott, Ronnie Dornak, David Peeples, Gene Young.  PAT H. FOLEY & CO., Chapel of the Garden, 1200 West 34th St., Northwest, 869-6261.

Houston Post, Sept, 1973
Submitted by Harold Thomas Matthews

Brandt, Royce Gus


Royce Gus Brandt, 70, of The Hills, passed away Oct. 20 after a brief battle with colon cancer.

He was born in Bonus, on Sept. 23, 1936 to G. Alfred and Linda Brandt and attended public school in Columbus. Following his graduation from Southwest Texas State University in August, 1957, he joined Celanese Corporation as a chemist at the Bishop, Texas plant. After serving in a variety of technical and management positions at locations in Texas, New Jersey and Taiwan, he retired in 1994 as president of TEPCO, a joint venture company of Hoechst Celanese located in Taiwan, R.O.C. He subsequently served as an alderman for The Hills from 1997-99 and as a director of the Hurst Creek Municipal Utility District from 2003-06.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Marlene Parks Brandt; daughter, Terri Vogl and husband, Bill; son, Robert Brandt; grandchildren, Justin and Kaylee Vogl; brother, Wilfred Brandt and wife, Gay; sister, Jeanette Treybig; and mother-in-law, Dorothy Parks.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 24, at The Lakeway Church with Pastor Ron Kelling and Pastor Brent Graham officiating. Private interment services followed at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like contributions made in Royce Brandt's honor to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla., 73123-1718, Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 100, Austin, Texas, 78759 or to The Lakeway Church.

Colorado County Citizen, November 15, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Brandt, Selma (Benedict)

Final Rites for Mrs. Brandt, 84, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. H. T. (Selma) Brandt, 84, were held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 28, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Robert N. Crawford officiated.

Mrs. Brandt died during. the evening meal on Thanksgiving day. While she had been ill for some time, she was still up and about and had spent a pleasant day watching the parades on television and having dinner with her family.

The former, Geraldine Sophie Selma Benedict, she was born Oct. 30, 1886, at Holman, the. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benedict. She was married to Henry Theodore Brandt on April 10, 1906, In Belmont, Texas. They settled on the Brandt farm at Osage and lived there the rest of their lives. Mr. Brandt died July 22, 1966.

Mrs. Brandt is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Emma), Trefny, and one son, Ewald Brandt, both of the Weimar area; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Herbert Benedict of Cuero, Paul of El Paso, Emil of Kerrville, and Walter of El Paso; and one sister, Mrs. Erna Cary of Weimar.

Two brothers preceded her in death, Albert as an infant and Benhart in 1939.

Pallbearers were Allen Ohnheiser, Charles T. Trefny, Arthur Oncken, Emil Kahlden, Leslie Kahlden and Arthur Brandt.

Weimar Mercury, December 3, 1970, page 10

Brandt, Tillie (Trefny)

Funeral for Mrs. Brandt Here Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Oscar (Tillie) Brandt, 83, of Weimar were held Tuesday, April 24, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Bily officiated. Father Gerard Cernoch was the concelebrant. Msg. Emil Wesselsky, a relative, read from the scriptures.

Mrs. Brandt died at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 22, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born Sept. 10; 1906, in the Wildwood community near Weimar, she was a daughter of Ignac and Louisa (Klos) Trefny. She was married to Oscar G. Brandt on June 9, 1925., in Weimar. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Ann Society.
Her husband survives, along with two sons, Melroy Brandt of San Antonio and Harold Brandt of Dallas; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, George Trefny of Waco; and three sisters, Mrs. George (Gertie) Brandt Jr., and Mrs. Arthur (Adeline) Brandt Sr. of Holman and Mrs. Herbert (Emmy) Kloesel of Schulenburg. Two brothers, Louis and Charlie Trefny, and an infant daughter preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Charles T Trefny, George Brandt III, Franklin Brandt, Erwin Brandt, Elton Kloesel and Milton Trefny.

Weimar Mercury, April 26. 1990, page 2

Brandt, Virginia (Sternadel)

Virginia Brandt, 42, of Weimar, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1994, in a Weimar medical facility.

Born Oct. 3,1952, in Weimar, she was the daughter of Herbert and Mary (Barta) Sternadel. She attended Weimar schools, the University of Houston and University of Texas nursing school. On Oct. 11, 1976, she married Ted Brandt in Weimar. Mrs. Brandt was a registered nurse and was a Colorado County 4-H leader, 4-H District 11 shooting sports secretary and chairman of the Colorado count Program Development Committee.

Funeral services wee held Dec. 23, at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. "Skip" Sirnic officiating. Interment followed in Weimar's Masonic Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Eugene Barta, Steve Barta, Mike Zabransky, Russell Trefny, Alan Hattermann, Ricky Ohneiser, Gary Shaw and George Buchta. Honorary pallbearers were Cr. Harold Griffin and Michael Martin.

Mrs. Brandt is survived by her husband, son, Ryan Paul Brandt and daughter, Mary Elizabeth Brandt, all of Weimar and a brother, Herbert, Sternadel of Sugar Land.

Colorado County Citizen, December 28, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Brandt, Wilhelmine (Westing)

Mrs. Wilhelmine Brandt, Old Settler, Joins Loved Ones On The Other Shore

Many hearts throughout this section were saddened Friday when it was learned that Mrs. Wilhelmine Brandt, one of this section's oldest and most beloved ladies, had passed away the previous night, at the family home. Mrs. Brandt was well along in years, and of course her death was not unexpected, nevertheless hundreds were deeply pained to learn of same. The funeral took place Saturday morning in the family burying grounds near Holman, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran minister, officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.

Mrs. Brandt (nee Westing) was born Sept. 15, 1844, in Langwarden, Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, Germany. She was united in marriage to Mr. Eilert Brandt May 6, 1855 (sic). With her husband and children she emigrated (sic) to this country in 1888, settling in the Holman section north of Weimar where she lived up to the time of her death. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago, his death occurring Jan. 5, 1919. She was the mother of fourteen children, of whom five survive: Emil, George, Mrs. Minna Kahlden, William and Theodore, also 28 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; also one sister. Her age at the time of death was 79 years, 9 months and 20 days. Mrs. Brandt had been in failing health of some time, but was seriously ill only one week.

In the passing of Mrs. Brandt, this section loses one of its most beloved ladies. Living here for the past thirty-six years, she was known to almost everyone, and her genial presence was always a source of gratification to every gathering of neighbors and friends. She ever proved a devoted wife and mother, the best of neighbors and friends, and in her death all feel a personal loss.

The heartfelt sympathy of hundreds of friends everywhere goes out to the bereaved family.

The Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1924
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
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