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Fahrenthold, Adilene (Schawe) Konz

Funeral Rites for Mrs. C. Fahrenthold, 88, Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Chris. Fahrenthold. one of this city’s oldest residents, were held Friday. May 17, with interment in the Weimar Cemetery. She was 88 years, five months, and four days old at the time of her death, May 16.

The Rev. C. Emigholz, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church ministered the final rites. Hubbard Funeral Home conducted the funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Fahrenthold had been in poor health for many years, and for the past two weeks had been in critical condition.

Born Adeline Schawe, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schawe of Fayette county, she lived in this section her entire life. She had one daughter who died in infancy and one son, Max Konz who died several years ago. The late Mr. Fahrenthold, who died a number of years ago, was a leading business man here for many years.

Survivors are three grandsons. Max Konz, Charles Konz, and Owen Konz, and three great-grandsons.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the family in their loss.

Weimar Mercury, May 24, 1946, page 1

Fahrenthold, Adolph

Ad. Fahrenthold, Former Weimar Businessman Dies

Funeral services for Adolf Fahrenthold, former Weimar businessman, were held this afternoon a 4 o’clock, with the Rev. S. R. Harwood, local Methodist minister, officiating at the grave. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. Fahrenthold was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. Fahrenthold, and was born at High Hill on January 26, 1874. He was engaged in business in Weimar for many years. About forty years ago he moved to San Antonio.

Mr. Fahrenthold is remembered by many of the older citizens of Weimar. He died in a hospital of pneumonia.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. G. W. Eschenburg of Shiner, Mrs. B. H. Hefner and Mrs. John Schindler of Weimar; two brothers, Louis Fahrenthold of Houston, Aug. Fahrenthold of El Campo. The Mercury extends condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 28, 1944.
[Transcriber’s note: Either this paper was misdated or the article was delayed since Mr. Fahrenthold’s date of death was December 30, 1943.]

Fahrenthold, Anna (Bruns)

Mrs. G. W. Eschenburg was called to the bedside of her mother at Weimar last week. Mrs. Fahrenthold was quite ill. Adolph Fahrenthold, R. G. Seydler and G. W. Eschenburg left Monday for Weimar. A telegram was received here Tuesday by M. Richter from R. G. Seydler, stating that Mrs. Fahrenthold died Monday night and would be buried Tuesday.

Shiner Gazette, 19 Dec 1895
Contributed by Matt Cross

Died, in this city last Monday afternoon, of pleurisy-pneumonia, Mrs. Anna Fahrenthold, wife of Mr. Louis Fahrenthold, sr., in the 54th year of her age, after a brief illness. Mrs. Fahrenthold was the mother of Mrs. R. G. Seydler and Mrs. Gus Eschenburg of Shiner, Mr. Aug. Fahrenthold of El Campo, Messrs. Charles, Louis, Adolph and Edward Fahrenthold of this city, and was a lady possessing many kindly traits. Those who knew and loved her keenly appreciate the loss they have sustained. Her remains were committed to rest [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, a large crowd of sympathizing friends and relatives being present to witness the last sad rites. THE MERCURY’S sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives in the loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, December 21, 1895

Fahrenthold, Clara

DIED, in this city last Saturday night, of pneumonia, Clara, the baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fahrenthold, after a brief illness. Little Clara was only about one year old--a bright, beautiful little flower, the pride and delight of its parents’ hearts. The little infant was interred in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] cemetery Sunday afternoon. The MERCURY extends sympathy to the bereaved father and mother.

Weimar Mercury, March 1, 1890


Fahrenthold, Emil F.

Emil Fahrenthold, a well known citizen of this place and for many years a trusted and valued employe of the Weimar oil works, died Monday afternoon at the family home, after a long illness, of some liver disease, aged 46 years. The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev’s. Isaac Sellers of the Baptist church and G. T. Gibbons of the Methodist church officiating at the grave. Mr. Fahrenthold was a man of quiet demeanor, sober and industrious, a good citizen in every respect, and his death is sincerely deplored. He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1912, page 5

Fahrenthold, Emil Fred

Emil Fahrenthold, 54, Civic Leader, Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Emil Fred Fahrenthold, 54, prominent civic leader and lifelong resident of Weimar, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. J. L. Atkison of Weimar and Rev. J. H. E. Willmann of La Grange. officiating.

Interment was in Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mr. Fahrenthold passed away in Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, Saturday morning, Dec. 20, at about 4 o’clock, following several years of poor health and a critical illness of several months. The victim of an incurable blood disease every means known to medical science had been used in an attempt to prolong his life.

Born Nov. 1, 1893, in the very shadow of the Weimar Oil MIII, he ran errands for the mill as a young lad and upon the death of his father took over the latter’s job there in 1912. During his 45 years there he advanced to the position of mill superintendent and in 1945 was elected vice-president of the National Oil Mill Superintendent's Association.

As a volunteer fireman here, he served 35 years before retiring as assistant chief. He was ambassador of the Arabia Temple of Houston, a member of the Colorado County Shrine Club, the Columbus chapter of the Eastern Star, a Mason, and a member of the Methodist Church and Methodist Men's Bible Class. The Bible Class this week sent a memorial donation in his honor to the Methodist Home in Waco. The Masons here served as pallbearers and gave him a Masonic burial.

He was the son of the late Emil and Zelma Smith Fahrenthold of Weimar, both of whom preceded him in death, the father in 1912 and the mother in 1945. An infant sister also died before him.

Miss Oneta Fahrenthold, with whom he made his home here, is the only immediate survivor.

Weimar Mercury, December 26,1947, page 1 

Fahrenthold, Louis Sr.

One of Weimar's Oldest Citizens Answers Call

Mr. Louis Fahrenthold, Sr., one of Weimar's oldest, most honored and best citizens, died Monday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. John Schindler, after an illness extending over a number of years. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiating. A large crowd of relatives and sympathizing friends was present to pay the last tribute of respect to this truly good man and citizen.

Mr. Fahrenthold had lived in our city for many, many years. In the early days of Weimar he owned and conducted a gin business here. He was a man of good business qualifications, quiet, law abiding, of cheerful temperament, and always stood high in the estimation of his fellow man. His death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all.

He is survived by three daughters and four sons, namely, Mrs. G.W. Eschenburg, Mrs. B.B. Hefner, Mrs. John Schindler, Messrs. Charles, Louis Jr., Adolf and Ed Fahrenthold, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, December 24, 1926

Fahrenthold, Louis Charles

Final Rites for Louis Fahrenthold, 85, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Louis C. Fahrenthold, 85, of Houston, former Weimar businessman were held Wednesday afternoon at Boulevard Funeral Home in Houston, with burial in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery here.

Rev. D. Balzer of Houston officiated.

Mr. Fahrenthold, brother of Mrs. John Schindler and Mrs. Emma Hefner of Weimar, died Monday morning in a home for the aged. Blind, he had been a semi-invalid for some time.

He was born April 1, 1871, at High Hill, son of Louis and Anna Fahrenthold, and came here as a youth. A plumber and metal worker until his retirement a number of years ago, he once had a tin shop in Weimar. He had been a resident of Houston about 17 years.

Surviving in addition to his sisters here are two daughters, Mrs. V. H. Broughton of Houston and Mrs. Raymond Lyons of New Jersey, and several grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, May 11, 1956, page 1

 Fahrenthold, Minna

Weimar Local Matters

It is with sadness we chronicle the death of Miss Minna Fahrentholdt[sic], a young lady just blooming into womanhood. She died in this place on Tuesday morning, 19th instant, of pneumonia. She was the daughter of our townsman, Louis Fahrentholdt[sic]. Her remains were carried to Old High Hill for interment. We drop the sympathizing tear for the bereaved family.

Colorado Citizen, July 21, 1881

Fahrenthold, Sophie

Weimar Local Matters

We regret exceedingly to chronicle the death of Miss Sophie Fahrenthold, daughter of August Fahrenthold, on September 6th, 1888, at her father’s residence near Pecan, Fayette county. She was just blooming into womanhood and it seems hard to part with those we love, but weep not, dear parents, God’s will be done as He in his allwise wisdom does everything for the best.

Colorado Citizen, September 13, 1888, page 3

Fahrenthold, Zelma (Smith)

Weimar Citizen Dies Suddenly, Funeral Monday

Mrs. Selma[sic] Fahrenthold died suddenly Saturday night at her home in Weimar. She was 79 years, 2 months. and 7 days old. Funeral services were held Monday at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Rev. J. H. E. Willmann, former pastor of the local Methodist Church, but now pastor at La Grange, officiated, being assisted by Rev. J. L. Atkison, pastor of the Weimar Methodist church.

Mrs. Fahrenthold was a daughter of the late Thomas William and Sallie Harwell Smith, and was born at La Grange on August 20, 1866. She was united in marriage to Emil Fahrenthold on December 23, 1890, and to this union two children were born. She joined the Osage Methodist Church in early childhood.

Pallbearers included H. B. Hopper, Henry Salas, John Schindler, H. Brasher Jr., S. M. McCormick, E. Lauterstein.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Oneta Fahrenthold, and one son, Emil Fahrenthold, of Weimar. One other survivor is a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bert Peterson of Hallettsville.

From out-of-town here to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kasper, Mrs. O. G. Blohm, Miss Tonie Mertz, of Schulenburg; Arthur Klatt, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Pohl, Mrs. Ben Appelt, Oscar Pohl, Mrs. Gordon Judd, Mrs. W. E. Cleveland, and Mrs. S. Moore of Hallettsville; Mrs. W. H. McMullen of New Gulf; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Roth, Mrs. Eva McGehee, Mrs. Eva Schwabe, of Yoakum; Miss Ruth Cady of Gonzales, Mrs. John Ermis and Wayman Kindred of Columbus.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to Miss Oneta and Emil in the loss of their mother.

Weimar Mercury, Nov 2, 1945, page 1

Fahrenthold, Zelma E.

The little 10-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Fahrenthold died Monday night and was buried Tuesday afernoon [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all our people in this sad loss which Divine Providence has seen fit to visit upon them.

Weimar Mercury, December 17, 1892, page 2
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