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Gold, Agatha (Leopold)


GARWOOD- Agatha Leopold Gold of Garwood passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the age of 92. She was born March 14, 1920 in Nada to the late Arthur and Mary Heine Leopold. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers. She will be remembered for her love of gardening and sharing her canned goods throughout the community.

She is survived by her sons James Gold and wife Betty and Ed Gold and wife Kim, all of Garwood, daughter Judy Heimann and husband Harvey of El Campo, sisters Bernice Popp and Beatrice Schoellmann of Nada, brothers Alois Leopold of Boerne, Arthur Leopold and Frederick Leopold of Nada, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Albert Gold; sisters Regina Beck, Elizabeth Schoellmann, Martha Goertz and Margaret Ciarella; brothers Clarence and Joe Leopold; and daughter-in-law Sandy Gold.

Visitation will be 1:00 to 3:00 pm Sunday at Triska Funeral Home. A rosary will be held 4:30 pm Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be 2:00 pm Monday at St. Mary's. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Wesley Heimann, Kevin Till, Steven Korenek, Steve Morgan, Kevin Morgan, Judd Kallina and Layton Gold.

Memorial donations in memory of Agatha Gold may be made to St. Mary's Church or Garwood Volunteer Fire Dept.

Words of Condolence may be left for the family at

Victoria Advocate, November 17, 2012
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Gold, Albert Joseph

Albert Joseph Gold, 82, of Garwood, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2001.

Born October 18, 1918 in Weimar, he was the son of Rudolph and Amelia Ulbrich Gold.

A rice and row crop farmer, he married Agatha Leopold.

A veteran of World War II and the U.S. Army, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 50 years, St. Joseph Society and Perpetual and Nocturnal Adoration and St. Mary's Catholic Church of Nada.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Agatha Leopold Gold; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Harvey Heimann of El Campo; sons and daughters-in-law, James and Sandy Gold of Houston and Ed and Kim Gold of Garwood; sisters, Lillie Raaz of Shiner, Hilda Guenther of Weimar and Bernita Korenek of Nada; brothers, Rudy of Weimar, Edwin of Garwood and Walter of Nada; grandchildren Wendy and Wesley Heimann, Erin and Layton Gold, Tammy Till and Kevin and Steven Morgan; and three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Hyde and Wendy and Steven Morgan.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 28, from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Revs. Greg Korenek, Paul Raaz and Joseph Koebel and Deacon Martin Leopold officiating.

Interment followed in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post #251.

Triska Funeral Home of El Campo was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Chris and Don Leopold; Tom and Ronnie Gold; Bryan and Wayne Popp; and Brian Korenek.

The family request memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada or the Garwood Voluntary Fire Department.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 3, 2001
Submitted by Ron New

Gold, Amalia (Ulbrich)

Mrs. Gold, 80, Buried Aug. 13

Eagle Lake--Friends in the area learned with regret of the sudden death of Mrs. Rudolph (Amalia) Gold, 80, of Nada, who died in Nightingale Hospital, El Campo, Sunday, August 11.

Funeral services were held from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with priests officiating at the Requiem Mass including Rev. Paul A. Raaz, a grandson, of San Antonio, Rev. Albert Hubertus of El Campo and Msgr. Alvin Tengler of Refugio.

She was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, James Gold, David and Donald Guenther of Houston, Gordon Richter of Weimar, Ronnie Gold and Gregory Korenek of Nada.

Mrs. Gold was born August 28, 1894, at Weimar, the daughter of Joseph and Frederika Banse Ulbrich. She lived most of her life in the Nada community.

She married Rudolph Gold on Oct. 28, 1912, in Weimar. He died in 1953.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Lillie) Raaz of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Oscar (Hilda) Guenther of Weimar and Mrs. Edward (Bernita ) Korenek of Nada; four sons, Walter Gold of Nada, Albert and Edwin Gold of Garwood and Rudy Gold of Weimar; 27 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Emma Hlanak of Baytown; and two brothers, Fred Ulbrich of Baytown and Joe Ulbrich of Houston. (Eagle Lake Headlight)

Weimar Mercury, August 22, 1974

Gold, August F.

Funeral Services For August Gold, 78, Held Friday

Funeral services were held here Friday, May 29, for August F. Gold, 78, of Columbus, who died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in Columbus Hospital.

Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. John C. Bily as celebrant of the mass and Rev. Krause of Columbus giving the sermon. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Gold, a retired farmer who had lived at Schulenburg most of his life, suffered a stroke 18 months ago. He had been in the hospital five days.

Born August 19, 1885, at High Hill, he was a son of Edward and Tekla Gold. He married Miss Olga Weiss at St. John on Jan. 14, 1920, and they lived at Schulenburg until moving to Weimar in 1951. Two and a half years ago they moved to Columbus. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church here.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Miss Mathilda Gold of Columbus and Mrs. Annie Langdon of Houston; one son, August J. Gold of Columbus; eight grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Tina) Gundelach of Columbus, Mrs. Henry (Annie) Niemeyer of San Antonio and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Fritsch of Waco; and one brother, Frank Gold of El Campo. Two brothers, Edward and Rudolf, preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were his nephews, Frank Gold, Rudy Gold, Albert Gold, Edwin Gold, Oscar Guenther and Henry Fischer Jr.

Weimar Mercury, June 4, 1964, page 1

Gold, August Frank

Gold Infant Buried Here

August Frank Gold, 2-week-old son of Mr. and Mrs. August Gold Jr. of Columbus, died Friday, Nov[sic]. 7, and was buried Saturday in the Masonic Cemetery here.

The baby, who died of bronchitis, was born Nov. 17.

He is survived by his parents, 2 half-brothers, 3 half-sisters, 2 bothers, a sister, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. August Gold Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zapalac of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1962, page 10

Gold, Caroline (Pauler)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Fritz Gold, 78, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Gold, 78, wife of Fritz Gold, Sr., were held Wednesday morning, June 27, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd and Rev. Alois Goertz officiaitng.

Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery here.

Mrs. Gold was native of Europe but had spent nearly all her life in this community. She died Monday night at 9:30 after a lingering illness.Born in Austria May 30, 1873, she came to America as a young girl. She married Mr. Gold May 22, 1889.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five daughters, Mrs. Frank (Ernestine) Wick, Mrs. Adolf (Emma) Ulrich, Mrs. Henry (Regina) Heger, and Mrs. John (Ida) Heger, all of Weimar and Mrs. Henry (Hilda) Berger of Columbus; three sons, Fritz, Jr. of Eagle Lake, Edward of Columbus, and Frank of Weimar; 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One child died in infancy.

Pallbearrs at the funeral were John Heger, Sgt. Daniel Heger, Herbert Ulrich, Alfred Wick, all of here and Lawrence Berger and Joe Gold of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, June 29, 1951, page 1

Gold, Celestine

Holman News

Our section was greatly hocked Saturday night to learn of the death of Miss Tinnie Gold of Wildwood, who died that morning, after a few days’ illness. She was about 12 years of age, a good, kind-hearted girl. Her body was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Sunday at 11:30 a. m. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1922, page 8

Gold, David Frederick

David Gold, 14, Dies From Deer Rifle Wound

A deer hunting accident of Saturday morning came to its tragic conclusion late Monday evening when 14-year-old David F. Gold of Columbus, son of a former Weimar couple, died in Youens Hospital here.

David was hunting with an uncle, Eddie Michalek, on the Helmcamp Estate farm near Borden when the accident occurred. He had missed his buck Friday, and Saturday morning as he and his uncle were returning from their stand, they stopped to examine some tracks. In some manner the 30-30 rifle in Mr. Michalek’s hand dropped, and as he grabbed for it it discharged.

The bullet struck David in the right hip, shattering the bone and going through his abdomen. The tip of Mr. Michalek’s thumb was shot off as he grabbed the rifle.

David had celebrated his 14th birthday anniversary only the previous Monday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed J. Gold and had many relatives and friends here. A sister, Mrs. Joe Zezula of Runge, and a brother Joe Gold of Baytown, also survive.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at Columbus, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Alex Kraus pastor, officiated.

Weimar Mercury, November 30., 1961, page 1

Gold, Deloris Marie

Beautiful Baby Girl Is Claimed by Death

The past week end was a sad one to Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Gold, well known young couple of this section, as well as numerous relatives and friends of the family, for Death stepped into their home and robbed it of one of its dearest treasures. The twin baby girls of this popular couple--four months old and as pretty babes as one ever beheld--were taken ill a few days ago, the trouble rapidly developing into pneumonia, and although painstaking physicians, nurses and members of the family sought vainly to restore them to health, Death was the conqueror in one instance, at least, and little Delores, one of the twins, was claimed as a victim, her death occurring Thursday of last week, after an illness of several days.

The other babe was also very ill, but thanks to a merciful Providence, her little life was spared, and it was announced Monday that she had undoubtedly passed the crisis and would live.

The little body of Delores was prepared for burial and after appropriate services at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hollien, was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Friday afternoon, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.

Pall bearers for the little body were four young boys, as follows: Buddie Seifert, Eugene Vacek, Junior Seifert and Buddy Kusey.

In the loss of their little darling Mr. and Mrs. Gold have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of all our people.

Weimar Mercury, April 27, 1934, page 1

Gold, Dorothy (Autry)

Dorothy A. Gold of Sheridan, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, April 16, 1994 in Columbus.

Born in Fort Worth, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen Autry. On Jan. &, 1977, she married August Gold. Mrs. Gold resided in Columbus from 1961-1955, and had lived in Sheridan for 17 years.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 18, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Paul Hahn, Rodger Karm, Randy Schmidt, Herman Hebe, Carl Gold, Edward Walker and Floyd Gold.

Mrs. Gold is survived by her husband of Sheridan; step-daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Paul Hahn of Elmaton, Texas, Joyce and Herman Hebe of Luling, Carol and Rudy Schmidt of Columbus and Sharon Karm of Richmond; step-sons and daughters-in-law Carl and Tina Gold of La Porte, Roger and Penny Karm of Luling and Floyd Gold of Blessing; sisters Helen Tesserio of Jackson, FL and Leda Murphy of Lake Livingston; Brothers Charles Autry of Deltona, FL and George Autry; 11 step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Ruth Landers; and a brother, Marvin Autry.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright


Gold, Edward

Death of Edward Gold., Sr.

Our citizens were greatly shocked Monday afternoon to learn of the sudden death of Edward Gold, Sr., a highly respected farmer of this section, living a few miles north of town. Mr. Gold's death was caused from paralysis. He had suffered from this trouble before, but on Monday had shown no signs of any ailment other than a slight impediment in locomotion, with which he had been afflicted for some time past. He had just eaten a lunch, when he suddenly toppled over dead, the fatal stroke bringing death to him almost instantly. Tender hands lifted the beloved form to a bed, but life was already extinct. The body was prepared for burial and the following afternoon was laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery, followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of relatives and sympathizing friends, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Mr. Gold was born Nov. 4, 1856, in Denbach-Jasnick, Moravia, Austria. He emigrated to this country in 1877. He leaves a widow and seven children, as follows: Eddie Gold, Rudolf Gold, August and Frank Gold, Mrs. Anna Niemeyer, Mrs. Mary Fritsch, and Mrs. Tina Gunderlach. He also leaves three brothers living, F. J. Gold and E. F. Gold of this city, Joseph Gold of Floresville, and one sister, Mrs. John Schumann, of Schulenburg. He was a member of the Hermanns Sons order, and many members of same were at the funeral.

Mr. Gold had lived in this section for years, and was highly thought of by all. He was an industrious, good farmer, arid by his thrift and management had accumulated a comfortable sustenance. He was an honest, upright citizen, and his sudden death is sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 18, 1917, page 4

Gold, Edward J.

Edward J. Gold, 89, of Columbus, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 1993 in Kenedy.

Born Nov. 1, 1903 in Weimar, he was the son of Frederick and Carolina Gold. He retired from the Columbus City Water Department. Mr. Gold was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 4, 1993 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Jesse Euresti and Msgr. Thomas Collins officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Stephen Edward Gold, Ron Nowetner, Doyle Andersen, Steve Kelley, Oscar Lopez and George Heger.

Mr. Gold is survived by his daughter and son-n-law, Barbara and Albert J. Bily of Runge; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Karen Gold of LaPorte; six grandchildren and three great-grandchldren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elenora Helmcamp Gold, Sept. 29, 1977, and a son, David F. Gold.

Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 1993

Gold, Edward L.

Heart Attack Is Fatal to Edward Gold

A heart attack suffered as he was following a horse-drawn plow near noon last Friday became fatal a short while later for Edward L. Gold, 76-year-old farmer of the Wildwood area, near Weimar.

His wife, still recovering from a recent illness, was unable to help him from the ground or remove the bridle reins from him. She had gone to look for him after he was about an hour late for lunch and found him a short distance from the house. Apparently he was on his way back to the house when the attack felled him. He was still alive when Mrs. Gold found him but died before she could obtain help several hours later.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home with Requiem High Mass at St. Michael’s Church here. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiated, assisted by Rev. Maurice Buren. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Gold was born Nov. 20, 1881, at High Hill in Fayette County and had lived on his farm near Weimar the past 45 years. He married Miss Theresia Janecka in 1908, and they would have observed their 50th wedding anniversary in October.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, George, of El Campo; seven daughters, Mrs. Henry (Theresia) Fisher and Mrs. Wilbur (Eleanor) Maerz of El Campo, Mrs. Clinton (Rosie) Stancik of Freslburg[sic], Mrs. Edward (Hattie) Walker of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Erwin (Tillie) Pohlmeyer and Mrs. Otto (Ida) Watts of Houston and Mrs. Clarence (Alice) Brandes of Ganado; 22 grandchildren; two brothers, August Gold of Weimar and Frank Gold of El Campo; and three sisters, Mrs. John (Tina) Gundelach of Columbus, Mrs. Henry (Annie) Niemeyer of San Antonio and Mrs. Chas. (Mary) Fritsch of Waco. A daughter, Celestine, died in 1922 at the age of 12, and a brother, Rudolph, also preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were his nephews: Walter Gold of Nada, Frank Gold Jr. of Houston, John Gundelach Jr. of Bay City, Rud. Gold Jr. of Weimar, Aug. Gold Jr. of Weimar and Ernest Niemeyer of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1958, pages 1 and 8

Gold, Edwin E.

Edwin E. Gold, 78, of Garwood, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2001 at the Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

He was born December 11, 1922 in Weimar to Rudolph and Amalia Ulbrich Gold.

Gold was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II and a self-employed rice and row crop farmer.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, Knights of Columbus Council #3371 of Nada and the St. Joseph Society.

Gold and Clara Buxkamper were married November 11, 1947.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Albert Gold.

Survivors include his wife, Clara of Garwood; daughters and sons-in-law, LaVerne and Ron Haller of Anaheim, California, Charlyne Bruce of Verona, Wisconsin, Lynn and Jerry Marsolf of Winfield, Kansas, and Gretchen and Howard Wilkerson of Eagle Lake; son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Reneau Gold of El Campo; sisters, Lillie Raaz of Shiner, Hilda Guenther of Weimar and Bernita Korenek of Nada; brothers, Rudolph Gold of Oakland and Walter Gold of Nada; grandchildren, Stephen Haller and wife, Christina, Michelle Haller, Jason Berry and wife, Leisha, Kayle Berry, Travis J. Buzek, Tiffany and Kayce Wilkerson, and Brent and Clint Gold.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14, from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Fathers Joe Kobel, Paul Raaz and Greg Korenek officiating.

Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Stephen Haller, Travis J. Buzek, Brent, Edward, Pat and Clint Gold, John Buxkamper, Jason Berry and Jim Korenek.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. [Interred at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.]

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 16, 2001
Submitted by Ron New

Gold, Eleanora Theresa (Helmcamp)

Funeral for Mrs. E. Gold At Columbus

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church In Columbus for Mrs. Eleanora Gold, 73, of Columbus, with Father Palmer officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Gold died Sept. 29 in the Columbus Community Hospital after a long illness.

The former Eleanora Helmcamp, she was born Feb. 21, 1904, In the Borden-Weimar area, a daughter of Emil and Rosa (Wick) Helmcamp. She was married to Edward Gold on Nov. 24, 1925, and they lived in this area awhile before moving to Columbus

Mrs. Gold is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Bily of Runge; one son, Joe E Gold of La Porte; six grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Regina Berger, Mrs. Emilia Dreitner and Mrs. Rosa Michalek, all of Weimar. She was preceded in death by a son. David, and a brother, Oscar Helmcamp.

Pallbearers were George Heger, Charles Redus, Leon Berger, Harvey Westerholm, Henry Dreitner Jr. and Frank Sanders.

Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1977

Gold, Emil F.

Final Rites for E. F. Gold, 82, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Emil F. Gold, 82, one of Weimar’s pioneer businessmen, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Gold’s death at Youens Hospital Sunday evening ended an illness that began six weeks ago with a heart stroke. He had been in a coma during the final weeks of his life.

Born in Jasnig, Austria, February, 21, 1870, he was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Seidenberger Gold, who brought him to America when he was six years old. The family settled on a farm near Schulenburg.

Mr. Gold married Miss Frances Kainer of High Hill November 23, 1897, and until 1904 they lived in Shiner. In that year they moved to Weimar, where Mr. Gold was in the saloon business for 13 years. His saloon stood on the site now occupied by Hill Bank & Trust Co.

In 1817 he found the Weimar Sheet Metal Works, and was actively engaged in its operation until 1945. The business today is operated by Mr. Gold’s son-in-law, Frank Kahlich.

A member of Hermann Sons and Woodmen of the World lodges, he was once a member of the old Weimar Hook and Ladder Company, a volunteer firefighting group, and a director of Hill Bank & Trust Co.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Frank F. Kahlich, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Emil (Alice) Dittrich, preceded him in death several years ago.

Pallbearers at the funeral were F. F. Anders, Adolph Schindler, John F. Heger, J. F. Bartosh, B. J. Cernoch, F. A. Seifert, all of Weimar; and Alfred Kahlich and Louis Kainer of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1953

Gold, Emilie (Ulrich)

Young Wife and Mother Claimed by Death

The death of Mrs. Fritz Gold, Jr., respected wife and mother of this section,in the La Grange hospital Friday of last week was indeed a sad event in the history of this community. Mrs. Gold has been ill but a short time and her sudden death came as a grievous surprise to all. She was muchly beloved throughout this section, possessing a large circle of friends, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

The funral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Sunday afternoon, after services had been conducted at St. Michael’s Church by Rev. Jos. Szymanski, in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends.

Mrs. Gold was a lovely young woman, a general favorite whenever known, and her sudden death has brought much sadness to the hearts of all.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Adolf Ulrich, her husband, Mr. Fritz Gold, Jr., three little daughters, Edna, Leona and Mary, three brothers, Joe of Fredericksburg, Fred and Rudolf of this section, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schindler of Palo Pinto and Miss Annie Ulrich of this vicinity.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, April 13, 1934

This Mother’s Death Orphans Four Children

In a serious condition, and which demanded the immediate attention of the surgeons at the Hospital, Mrs. Emilie Gold, wife of Fritz Gold of Eagle Lake was brought to the La Grange Hospital last Friday morning. Within a short time after her still-born child was delivered; she passed away Friday afternoon.

Death seems cruel; the four little girls who will mother cannot understand what it all means; the surgeons sought to do all in their power to frustrate the visit of the reaper, but the patient failed to rally. She was 34 years of age.

The body was taken to Weimar for interment; maiden name of Mrs. Gold was Ulrich, she was reared near Weimar; she leaves her husband and four small children, who have the sympathy of everyone in their great loss.

La Grange Journal, Thursday, April 12, 1934, page 1
Submitted by Connie F. Sneed

Gold, Frances (Kainer)

Stroke Fatal to Mrs. E. F. Gold; Buried Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emil F. Gold, 83, who died at her home Friday evening, Feb. 10, of a stroke, were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated, assisted by the Revs. Thomas O’Callaghan, Louis Fritz and Oswald Kahlich. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Gold was a 57-year resident of Weimar. Born Jan. 23, 1878, at High Hill, she was the former Miss Frances Kainer, daughter of Anton and Magdalina Kainer. She was married to Mr. Gold at High Hill, and they lived in Shiner until moving here in 1904. Mr. Gold established Weimar Sheet Metal Works and operated it many years. He died in 1952.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Lillie Kahlich, of Weimar; 6 granchildren[sic], 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and one brother, Ludwig Kainer of Hifh[sic] Hill. A daughter, Mrs. Alice Dittrich, died in 1959.

Pallbearers were Jeff Cernoch, Bennie Rerich, Emil Ulrich, Jimmie Mazoch, Daniel Heger, Wilfred Wick, Herbert Rerich, Joe Krecmer and Otto Rahlwes.

Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1961, page 1

Gold, Frank J.

Mr. Frank J. Gold Claimed by Death

M. Frank J. Gold, well known citizen and retired business man of this city, died last Friday morning, after an illness of several days. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, a 3 o’clock at St. Michael’s Cemetery in this city, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. The funeral was largely attended, attesting the high esteem in which decedent was held by his fellow-man.

Mr. Gold was born Jan. 29, 1866, in Bodenwald, Austria. With his parents he came to this county in 1877. The family settled in the Schulenburg community, residing there for many years. Mr. Gold moved to Weimar in 1894 and engaged in business. Here he lived ever since. He proved a successful business man and attained quite a competency.

Mr. Gold was a member of the Hermann Sons Lodge and also a member of the Weimar Fire Department for many years, retiring a few years ago on account of age. As a business man Mr. Gold ever proved strictly honest and upright. He was generous, always glad to extend a favor to his fellowman, and if he had an enemy in the world the writer never heard of it. He was popular with our people, and they deeply regret his untimely death.

He is survived by his two brothers, Mr. Emil F. Gold of this city and Mr. Joe Gold of the Corpus Christi section. The sympathy of all our people goes out to them in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, March 27, 1931

Gold, Frederick E. "Fritz"

Frltz Gold, 58, Dies.. At E. Lake, Interred Here

Funeral services for Frederick E (Fritz) Gold, 58, of Eagle Lake, formerly of Weimar, were held Tuesday al the Catholic church in Eagle Lake, with Rev. A. W. Didner officiating.

The body was hroughL here for burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Gold died Sunday, Feb. 19, after an Illness of six months.

Born here Jan. 13, 1898, he was the son of Frederick and Carolina Gold. He married Miss Emellie Ulrich here in 1920, and in 1933 they moved to Eagle Lake, She died in 1934.

At the time of his death Mr. Gold was a mechanic for a farm implement company in Eagle Lake. He was a member of the Catholic church and the volunteer fire department there.

Surviving him are four daughters, Mrs. Chester Glaiser, Mrs. Simon Landry, Mrs. Bert Larmer Jr and Mrs. John Brasher, all of Eagle Lake; two brothers, Ed Gold of Columbus and Frank Gold of Weimar; and five sisters, Mrs. Henry Berger of Columbus, Mrs. Henry Heger, Mrs. John Heger, Mrs. Frank Wick, Mrs. Adolph Ulrich, all of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Chas. D. Stephens, E. E. Davis, A. H. Seaholm, Carl Seaholm, A. H. Dipple, and Fred Isenhower.

Weimar Mercury, February 24, 1956


Gold, Frederick "Fritz"

Final Rites for Fritz Gold, 88, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Fritz Gold, 88-year-old retired farmer, were held Wednesday morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Alex Kraus of Columbus and Rev. Alois Goertz of Weimar officiating. Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

A resident of this area most of his life, he engaged in farming until 12 years ago when he lost his eyesight. For the past five months he had lived with his daughter, Mrs. Henry Berger, at Columbus. He died at 9:45 Monday night, January 7, six months after the death of his wife.

Mr. Gold was a native of Austria, where he was born Nov. 6, 1863. He came to this country as a young man, settling in the Weimar area.

Survivors include three sons, Fritz of Eagle Lake, Edward of Columbus and Frank of Weimar; five daughters, Mrs. Frank Wick, Mrs. John F. Heger, Mrs. Henry Heger, Mrs. Adolf Ulrich, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Henry Berger of Columbus.

Pallbearers at the funeral were John Heger, Herbert Ulrich and Alfred Wick of Weimar, Chester Glaiser of Eagle Lake, and Joe Gold and Lawrence Berger of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, January 11, 1952, page 1

Gold, George

George Gold Funeral Held at El Campo

Funeral services for George Edward Gold, 64, of El Campo, were held Monday, May 11, from St. Philip's Catholic Church, El Campo, with burial in Holy Cross Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Koebel of St. Philip's and Rev. Paul Raaz of San Antonio officiated.

Gold, a native of Weimar died Friday, May 8, at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born Nov. 17, 1927, he was a son of Edward and Theresa Gold. He was a rancher and had retired from Texaco after 32 years of service. He was a past member of the El Campo Horseman's Riding Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Philip's Church.

Surviving are his wife Clarine; four daughters, Genevieve Hicks of Van Vleck and Delores Janik, Judy Lezak and Nancy Gold, all of El Campo; two sons, Kenneth Gold and Ralph Gold; both of El Campo; 11 grandchildren; and six sisters, Tracy Fisher of El Campo, Rose Stancik of Columbus, Hattie Walker of Eagle Lake, Alice Brandes of Seguin, Ida Strong of Houston, and Eleanor Maerz of Schulenburg. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, George Gold, Jr.; a grandson, Kyle Janik; and two sisters, Tillie Pohlmeyer and Celestina Gold.

Pallbearers were George Allen Fisher, Larry Pohlmeyer, Joe Lee Foster, Clarence Brandes, Michael Maerz, and Lester Priesmeyer.

Edward Joe Stancik was an honorary pallbearer.

The Weimar Mercury, June 4, 1992
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Gold, Joseph Edward

Joseph Edward Gold

Joe Gold, of La Porte, passed away Thursday September 24, 2009.

He was born January 2, 1936 in Borden, Texas to Eleanora and Edward Gold. Joe was a very active, long time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was also very involved in many committees of the Cities of La Porte and Shoreacres, the Local IBEW #527, the La Porte Cemetery Association, and was on the Board of Directors at Bay Pointe Townhomes.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother David Gold. Joe graduated in 1954 from Columbus High School. Joe moved to Baytown in 1957 and married Karen Gold on November 30, 1957.

Joe is survived by his wife Karen “Kay” Gold, children Theresa Nowetner and husband Ron, Julie Andersen and husband Doyle, Stephen Gold and wife Renee, sister Barbara Bily and husband Albert, and grandchildren Casey Nowetner, Eric Nowetner, David Nowetner, Stephanie Andersen, and Fallon Andersen.

Visitation was held Sunday September 27, 2009 at 5PM, with a rosary beginning at 7PM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of La Porte.

Services were held Monday September 28, 2009 at 10AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church also, with interment at La Porte Cemetery.

In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rosary Hall, 816 Park Ave., La Porte, TX 77571.

The Baytown Sun, September 29, 2009
Contributed by Paul U. Lee of La Porte Funeral Home

Gold, Loretta Rose (Freis)


Loretta Rose Gold, 81, of Weimar, died Thursday, July 27, 1995 at her residence.

Born Jan. 30, 1914 in the Sedan Community in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Frank and Theresa (Ripper) Freis. On October 4, 1932, she married Frank H. Gold at St. Michael’s Church. Mrs. Gold, who resided in the Weimar area all of her life, was a housewife and member of St. Ann’s Society and St. Michael’s Church.

Funeral services were held July 30 at St. Michael’s Church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating. Interment followed in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home.

Serving as pallbearers were Larry Kana, John Kana, Jr., Michael Kana, Kyle Kana, Jeff Gold and Keith Gold. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Hattermann, Jr., Jody Dreitner and great-grandson, Trevor Kana.

Mrs. Gold is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Joyce Gold of Spring, daughters and sons-in-law, Delrose and Paul Hattermann of Weimar, a brother, Frank Freis of Weimar; two sisters, Aldene Helmcamp of Weimar nd Clara Demel of Rosenberg, seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband in October of 1988, a sister, Lydia Dreitner and three infant children.

Colorado County Citizen, August 9, 1995, page 12

Gold, Mathilda "Tillie"

Funeral for Miss M. Gold Held Aug. 19

Funeral services for Miss Mathilda (Tillie) Gold, 57, a resident of Sweetbriar Nursing Home at Columbus, were held Tuesday Aug. 19 from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Miss Gold died at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 17 in Columbus Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 22, 1922, she was a daughter of August and Olga (Weiss) Gold.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ann Pflughaupt of Columbus, and one brother, August J. Gold of Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Carl Gold, Floyd Gold, Zeke Rodriguez and Paul Hahn.

Weimar Mercury, August 28, 1980
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Gold, Ruby (Eckermann)

Mrs. Rudy Gold Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Rudy Gold of .Route I, Weimar, were held Monday, Oct. 3, in the Hubbard Funeral

Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Rev. Paul Raaz and Rev. Charles Carolan officiated,.

Mrs. Gold died at 5:55 a.m., Sunday in Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for two days. She had been ill with cancer for three years.

The former Ruby Eckermann, she was born Dec. 14, 1915, a daughter of Rudolph and Minna (Schubert) Eckermann, at Industry in Austin County. They moved to the Weimar area when she was 11. She was married to Rudy Gold here on Nov. 17, 1935. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann's Society.

Her husband survives, along with a son and daughter-in-law, Jowayne and Ann Gold of Rosenberg; a daughter and son-inlaw, Bernice and Gordon Richter Jr. .of Weimar; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Elsie Freis of Weimar.

Pallbearers were James Gold;Eugene Grohmann, Gregory Korenek, Ronnie Gold, Christopher Gold, and David Guenther.

Father Raaz, the pallbearers and the altar boys were her nephews.

Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1977

Gold, Rudolph Sr.

Rudolph Gold Sr., 69. Dies At Nada After Long Illness

Rudolph Gold Sr., of Nada, 69-year-old father of Rudolph Gold Jr. of Weimar, was buried Monday morning in St. Mary's Cemetery at Nada after services at St. Mary's Church.

He died last Saturday after an illness of two years.

Born at High Hill Nov. 26, 1883, he married Miss Amalia Ulbrich Oct. 29, 1912, at Weimar, and they made their home here until 1932. Later they lIved at Ganado and Eldridge, settling at Nada in 1943. A farmer by occupation, Mr. Gold was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society at Nada.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Rudolph Jr. of Weimar, Albert of Matthews, Edwin of Garwood and Walter of Nada; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Raaz of El Campo, Mrs. Oscar Guenther of Houston and Miss Bernita Gold of Nada; three brothers, Edward and August of Weimar and Frank of Hillje; three sisters, Mrs. Hy. Niemeyer and Mrs. Charles Frietsch of San Antonio and Mrs. John Gundelach of Cat Spring; and 12 grandchildren.

Weimar people who attended his funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grohmann Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grohmann Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kainer, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Grohmann, Mr. and Mrs. John Grohmann, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Grohmann and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Grohmann, Mr. and Mrs. Alois B a n s e, Mrs. John Banse, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Eckermann, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Polk, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wanjura, Mrs. Ben H. Poppe, Mr. and Mrs. Ern. Lichey, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hollas, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hollas, Rudolf Hollas, Mrs. Mary Heine and son. Rev. Clarence Leopold of here served as deacon in the rites.

Weimar Mercury, August 14, 1953, pages 1 and 7

Gold, Thekla


Mrs. Thekla Gold, a widow lady, aged 67 years, living with one of her sons, Rudolph Gold, a short distance north of Weimar, died Dec. 26th, following a stroke of appoplexy, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery the following day, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Gold was a native of Austria, but had lived in this country for many years. He husband preceded her to the grave a number of years ago.

She was a splendid wife and mother, beloved by all who knew her, and her death is sincerely deplored. She leave three daughters, Mrs. John Gundelach of the Columbus section, Mrs. Hy. Niemeyer and Mrs. Chas. Fritsch of this vicinity, and four sons, Rudolph, Edward, Frank and August Gold. To the surviving relatives, our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1924

Gold, Theresia

Mrs. Gold's Last Rites Are Held In Weimar

Last rites for Mrs. Theresia Gold, 77, were held Jan. 9 in Weimar at Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. Albert Hubertus officiating. Requiem mass followed in St. Michael's Catholic Church and burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Gold was born in Colorado County July 13, 1888. She died Jan. 7 in Columbus Convalescent Home.

Survivors include 7 daughters, Mrs. Clinton Stancik, Columbus; Mrs. Henry Fisher of El Campo; Mrs. Edward Walker of Eagle Lake; Mrs. Ervin Pohlmeyer and Mrs. William Strong, Houston; Mrs. Clarence Brandis, Seguin; Mrs. Wilbert Maertz, Schulenburg; a son, George Gold, El Campo; 25 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Louis, Anton, Climent and Ed Janecka and a sister, Mrs. Mary Kreceska.

Pallbearers were W. A. Kuchar, Adolph Janecka, Jerry Kubenka, James Janecka, James Krasucky and Charles Janecka.

Newspaper - unknown, Date - unknown
Submitted by Joyce Stancik
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