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Grohmann, Albert


Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, for 89-year old Albert Grohmann, retired building contractor, who died at 3 a.m. Saturday in Youens Memorial Hospital.

He had been in the hospital three weeks.

Services were held from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael's cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mr. Grohmann would have turned 90 on the 27th of this month. He was born Sept. 27, 1884 near Weimar, the son of Ferdinand and Marie Anders Grohmann, who had emigrated to the United States from Austria in 1870. He married Emma Berger here on Oct. 22, 1906, and they had two daughters and a son.

Mrs. Grohmann was actively engaged in farming and ranching all his life, but since 1909 his primary interest had been in the construction business. The great storm of that year destroyed or damaged many homes here, and Mr. Grohmann took time off from his farming to help rebuild. He did the work well, and he liked it so well that he turned his full time to building. He stayed in it actively for the next 46 years.

His son Wilbur returned from war service in 1946 and the two formed a partnership. Wilbur had learned the trade from his father. The company operated under the name of A. Grohmann & Son until 1855, when the elder partner began semi-retirement. He continued to serve as advisor and consultant to the company until the time of his death. The business took the name of A. Grohmann & Son Co. in 1955, with Wilbur as president. Today three of Albert Grohmann's grandsons also are associated with the firm which has become well known throughout South Central Texas.

Mr. Grohmann was a member of St. Michael's Church and for more than 60 years was a member of the Sons of Hermann, serving as president at one time.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Grohmann of Weimar; his son Wilbur Sr. of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Willie (Elsie) Vornsand and Mrs. Rafael (Adela) Vaselka; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Mary Yakesch of Rockdale; two brothers, Fred and Emil and a half-brother, Joe all of Weimar.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, James Horak, David Boethel, Irddle Vornsand, Wilbur Grohmann, Jr., Donald Grohmann and Clifford Grohmann. Acolytes for the services were Glenn Grohmann a grandson and Jimmie Mensik.

Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1974
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Grohmann, Annie


Burial in St. Michael's Cemetery Tuesday Afternoon

Mrs. Annie Grohmann, wife of Fred Grohmann, Sr., a well known farmer living a short distance northwest of town, died Monday night, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Grohmann had been in ill health for some time past, but we understand she only gave up and went to bed Monday, her death occurring shortly afterward. She was 55 years old, born in Austria, but had lived in the country for thirty-two years. With her husband, she had lived a number of years on their place a short distance northwest of town, known as the Stuart farm, which they owned. She leaves a husband and one son, Jos. Grohmann. She was a kind-hearted, good woman, well liked by all who knew her, and her death is sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, January 11, 1918

Grohmann, Emil

Final Rites For Emil Grohmann Held Saturday

Funeral services for Emil Grohmann, 76-year-old retired carpenter, were held Saturday morning, Jan. 10, at Hubbad[sic] Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Msgr. A. F. Drozd and Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan officiated.

Mr. Grohmann died at 10:30 a.m. last Thursday, Jan 8, at his home after about a year of poor health.

A lifetime resident of the Weimar area, he quit farming in 1929 to make carpentering his trade, and retired from this work in about 1950.

Born Feb. 17, 1882, on a farm two miles south of Weimar, he was a son of Fred and Mary Grohmann. He married Miss Louisa Banse here November 14, 1904.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Albert and Steve of Weimar and Henry of Houston; four grandchildren; a brother, Albert Grohmann, and a step brother, Joe Grohmann, both of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Eugene and Werner Grohmann of Houston , and Alois Banse, Edgar Banse, John Grohmann Jr., all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, January 16, 1959, page 1

Grohmann, Emma (Banse)

Mrs. F. Grohmann Succumbs At 80; Buried Wednesday

FuneraI services for Mrs. Fred F. Grohmann Sr., 80, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with the burial In the church cemetery.

Rev. Thomas Flanagan officiated in the mass and Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd delivered the sermon.

Mrs. Grohmann, who had been ill only two weeks, entered Youens Hospital Sunday morning and died just after midnight, Monday morning.

Born March 3, 1879, In Germany, she was brought here as a young child by her parents, John and Christina Banse, who settled In the Weimar area. She was married to Mr. Grohmann in 1901; he preceded her In death in 1956. Their only daughter, Mrs. Ella Kuehn, died in 1950.

Mrs. Grohmann was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Anne's Society here.

Survivors are two sons, Fred Jr. and John, both of Weimar, one granddaughter, Mrs. Florence Brehm, and two great-grandchildren, of New Braunfels; one brother, Constan Banse, address unknown; and one sister, Mrs. Emil (Louisa) Grohmann of here.

Pallbearers were Albert Grohmann, Steve Grohmann, Alois Banse, Edgar Banse, all of here; and Joe Ulbrich of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, March 27, 1959, page 1

Grohmann, Emma (Berger)

Grohmann Rites Held On April 11

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert (Emma) Grohmann, 96, of Weimar were held Monday, April 11, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Rev. Royce Hughes officiated.

Mrs. Grohmann, a life-long resident of the Weimar area and in recent years a resident of Parkview Manor, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

She was born here Oct. 22, 1887, a daughter of Joe and Theresia (Kasper) Berger and was married to Albert Grohmann on Oct. 22, 1906. He died Aug. 30, 1974.

She was a 66-year member of St. Ann Society and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Surviving her are two daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Vornsand and Mrs. Adela Veselka, both of Weimar; one son, Wilbur Grohmann Sr., of Weimar; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Three sisters, Mrs. Ida Hartensteiner, Mrs. Millie Polk, and Mrs. Theresia Stavinoha, and one brother, Joe Berger, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers in her funeral were Wilbur Grohmann Jr., Donald Grohmann, Clifford Grohmann, Glenn Grohmann, Irdie Vornsand, George Transom, David Boethel and Kenneth Fojt.

The Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1983
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Grohmann, Emma (Freis)

Emma Grohmann Funeral Services Held June 4

Emma Grohmann, 98, of Weimar, died May 31 at Triumph Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday, June 4 at St. Michael , Church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Grohmann was born July 2, 1905 in Fayette County to Anton and Josephine (Heger) Freis.

She attended Sedan School.

She married Albert E. Grohmann in April of 1926 in Weimar.

She was a housewife and homemaker. She was also a life long member of St. Michael Church and St. Ann's Society.

She is survived by one son, Weinart A. Grohmann of Houston; and dearest friend, Josephine Kaase of Houston.

She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Elsie Freis of Weimar; and one grandchild, Curtis Grohmann of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Anton Freis Jr. and John Freis; and one sister, Martha Till.

Pallbearers were Michael Culver, Curtis Grohmann, Larry Bayer, Gary Kaase, Bob Christen and Frank R. Freis.

Weimar Mercury, June 10, 2004

Grohmann, Emma (Ulrich)

Emma Grohmann Funeral Services Held Jan. 6

Emma Grohmann, 91, of Weimar, died Sunday, Jan. 2 after a short illness. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Burial took place in the St. Michael Cemetery.

Pallbearers were great nephews Clayton Williamson, Michael Hoelscher, Gregory Hoelscher, Mark Ulrich, Eugene Ulrich Jr., Warren Ulrich, and Glen Ulrich.

Altar servers were Tiffany Nelson and Cole Ulrich, great-great nephew. Scripture readings were by two great nieces, Regina Williamson and Janice Scott. Offertory gifts were taken up by her great nieces, Diana Ulrich and Paula Gold.

Organist was Margie Janecka who song the Lords Prayer in German in honor of Mrs. Grohmann, because she taught her to say the words in German. Also sung were other hymns, which were Mrs. Grohmann’s favorite church hymns.

She also was an honorary member of St. Ann’s Society.

Mrs. Grohmann was born July 31, 1908 in the Sedan area to Frank and Alvina “Hollas” Ulrich. She was married to John Henry Grohmann Nov. 5, 1929 at ST. Michael Catholic Church. She attended Sedan school.

She was a housewife and a resident of this area her entire life. She was the fifth child of a family of eight.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; and two infant daughters Johnny Mae and Marylin Jane Grohmann; four brothers Joseph Robert, Emil Edward, Henry “Heine” and John Robert; and two sisters, Emilie Frances Kloesel and Pauline Hoelscher; two nephews Lawrence Woodrow Kloesel, and Hugh Frank Ulrich.

She is survived by one sister Otillia M. Ulrich of Alexandria, Virginia; two sisters-in-law Christina Ulrich and Freida Grohmann of Weimar. She is also survived by eight nephews and four nieces. Numerous great nieces and great nephews, numerous great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

The Weimar Mercury, January 2000
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Grohmann, Eugene E.

E. Grohmann Funeral Services Held March 3

Eugene E. Grohmann, 63, of Weimar, died Feb. 28 at DeTar Hospital in Victoria.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. John C. Buy officiating. Interment followed in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Grohmann was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Weimar to Steve and Elsie Eckermann Grohmann. He attended St. Michael's and Weimar High School.

He married Billie Berger on Feb. 16, 1958 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Schulenburg. He was a rancher living in this area for 43 years also living in Houston.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Grohmann is survived by his wife, Billie Grohmann of Weimar; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Bob Christen of Weimar; mother, Elsie Grohmann Fries of Weimar; four grandsons, Brian, Blake, Travis and Kyle Christen; and numerous relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Steve Grohmann; brother, Marvin Grohmann and an infant brother.

Pallbearers were Vaughn Berger, Yancey Berger, Winert Grohmann, Milroy Christen, Kenneth Grohmann and Tom Stavinoha.

Weimar Mercury, March 6, 2003, page 2A

Grohmann, Ferdinand Sr.


The following sketch of the life of the late Mr. Ferd. Grohmann, Sr., who died at the home of his son, Mr. Ferd. Grohmann, Jr., near this city, Monday night of last week, and was buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, has been furnished the Mercury:

Ferdinand Grohmann was born May 16, 1840, in Wessiedel, Austria. He came to America in 1870. He first worked for Mr. Fahrenthold on his farm and in his gin, over in Fayette county. In 1872 he was married to Miss Mary Anders. She also was born in Austria, at Lutschilz, in the year 1856. To the couple were born five children. One son, Frank died in early childhood. The other children are Mrs. Mary Yakesch, who lives at Thorndale, Milam county, and F. F. Grohmann, Emil Grohmann and Albert Grohmann, all living near Weimar. His first wife died Jan 6, 1892. In July, 1893, he was married to Miss Annie Berger, who was born in September 1863, at Boelten, Austria, and died Jan. 7, 1918. After her death Mr. Grohmann lived with his children up to the time of his death, which occurred on the night of August 17, 1925, at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 1 day. He had one brother George, and one sister, Aurelia, who died some twenty-five yers ago. Mr. Grohmann is survived by his four childlren, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Peace to his memory!

Weimar Mercury, August 28, 1925, page 1

Grohmann, Fred F.

Funeral services for Fred F. Grohmann, Dr. 76, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Guido Nuernberger and Rev. Benton Thurmond officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

A retired farmer, Mr. Grohmann had suffered a stroke 8 weeks ago and had been in Youens Hospital here all but 2 days since that time. He died there Monday, July 23.

He was born near Weimar Sept. 8, 1879, son of Ferdinand and Mary Grohmann, he spent his entire life in this area. He married Miss Emma Banse here in 1901, and they had three children. Their only daughter, Mrs. Ella Kuehn died exactly 6 years before her father, July 23, 1950.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Fred Grohmann, Jr. and John H. Grohmann; one sister, Mrs. Marie Yakesch of Thorndale; two Brothers, Emil Grohmann and Albert Grohmann Sr., both of Weimar; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Albert Grohmann Jr., Wilbur Grohmann, Alois Banse, Edgar Banse, Victor Wanjura and Louis Yakesch.

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 1956
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Grohmann, Frieda (Kloesel)

Frieda Grohmann Funeral Services Held April 7

Frieda Grohmann died Friday, April 4 at Parkview Manor in Weimar at the age of 95 years. She had been a resident there for several months.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 7 at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Father John Bily officiated at the service with alter servers Kristin Kloesel and Baron Kloesel, great-great grand niece and nephew of Mrs.Grohmann.

Organist was Mrs. Jenny Grohmann.

Pallbearers were Alfred Michalke, Jack Holman, Clifford Grohmann, Ernie Kloesel, Perry Kloesel, all of Weimar; and Clifford Kloesel of New Orleans, La. [Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Born Aug. 6, 1907 and Wildwood, she lived in Woodsboro for three years before returning to Weimar, where she grew to adulthood in the Sedan area.

She attended Sedan School and St. Michael's and was a devout member of the Catholic Church.

On Oct. 19, 1927, she and Fred Grohmann Jr. were united in marriage at St. Michael's with Msgr. Szymanski officiating.

They lived south of Weimar a short while before moving to their permanent home west of the city. They had been married 68 years when Mr. Grohmann passed away on Oct. 23, 1995.

Mrs. Frieda led a busy life, enjoying cooking, gardening and sewing and doing for her friends and relatives. During the war, she helped make mattresses and worked canning surplus produce at the local cannery.

She loved catering Lions Club meals as well as weddings and other gatherings, but her true passion was piecing quilt tops of which she did well over 230.

Mrs. Frieda was a member of St. Ann's Society and the Weimar Home Demonstration in which she was an active member.

Preceded in death were husband, Fred; her parents, Fred and Fredericke (Skrodanik) Kloesel; brothers, Raymond Kloesel of Weimar and Robert Kloesel of Woodsboro; sisters, Leona Boeer of Weimar, Tillie Heger of Holman, and Hertha Bittner of Beeville.

Her nieces and nephews survive her along with many friends who will remember her for her jolly disposition.

The Weimar Mercury, April 10, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Grohmann, John Henry

J. Grohamnn Funeral Held Here Jan. 10

Funeral services for John H. Grohmann, 79, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Saturday, Jan 10, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Grohman, who had retired from farming and driving a school bus, died at 7:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. He was a member of St. Joseph's Society and Knights of Columbus Council 2153.

A lifelong Weimar resident, he was born Dec. 25, 1907, a son of Fred Sr. and Emma (Banse) Grohmann. He married Emma Ulrich here on Nov. 5, 1929.

His wife survives him, along with a brother, Fred Grohmann Jr. of Weimar and several nieces and nephews. Two infant daughters and a sister, Ella Kuehn, proceeded him in death.

Pallbearers for the service were his nephews, Clifford Kloesel, John Phillipus, Werner Hoelscher, Alton Brehm, William Brehm, and Alton Brehm Jr.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Grohmann, Johnny Mae


Funeral services for little Johnny Mae Grohmann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Grohmann, well-known Weimar area couple, whose death occurred several hours after her birth on Saturday, Sept. 21, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church, with the Rev. Louis Blinka officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grohmann.

In their bereavement, Mr. and Mrs. Grohmann have the sincere sympathy of this entire area to which the Mercury staff adds its condolence.

Weimar Mercury, September 27, 1940, page 1

Grohmann, Joseph A. "Joe"

Final Rites for Joe Grohmann Held Monday

Funeral services were held here Monday morning, Aug. 23, for Joe Grohmann, 75, who died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of his daughter in Galveston.

Rev. Albert H. Hubertus officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearerers were Joe Bernard, Howard and John Kainer, grandsons, and John Grohmann and Albert Grohmann.

Except for the past year, when he lived with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Kainer, at Galveston, he had been a lifelong resident of Weimar. Born here Nov. 22 1889, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grohmann.

He married Miss Pauline Kloesel here Nov. 15, 1911. She preceded him in death less than a year ago, Sept. 16, 1964.

A retired farmer, he had been a member of Hermann Sons Lodge more than 50 years.

In addition to his daughter and four grandsons, Mr. Grohmann is survived by a step-brother, Albert Grohmann, Sr.

The Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1965, Page 1
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Grohmann, Pauline (Kloesel)

Final Rites for Mrs. Grohmann, 78, Held Friday

Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Joe Grohmann, 78, who died unexpectedly at her home here Wednesday, Sept. 16, of a heart attack. Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home with St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Rev. John Bily officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Four grandsons, Joe, Bernard, Howard and John Kainer, were pallbearers, along with George Kloesel and Robert Wick.

The former Miss Pauline Kloesel, Mrs. Grohmann was born April 21, 1886, in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kloesel. She was married to Mr. Grohmann in 1912 and they had lived here since. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition her husband is one daughter, Mrs. Henry L. Kainer of Galveston; and one brother, Anton Kloesel of Weimar. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, Sept. 24, 1964
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Grohmann, Wilbur Sr.

Grohmann, Sr.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Wilbur Grohmann, Sr., 63, Wednesday, October 23 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar with the Father Charles Carolan, principal celebrant officiating, also with co-celebrants Reverand[sic] Eugene Janson of Schulenburg and Reverand[sic] William Halata of Hostyn. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Mr. Grohmann was born September 3, 1922 in the Sedan Community to Albert Grohmann and Emma Berger Grohmann. He married Zita Christ Grohmann on June 22, 1942 at St. Rose in Schulenburg.

Mr. Grohmann attended St. Michael's in Weimar and Weimar High Schools. He served in the U.S. Army in October 15, 1942 and received an Honorable Discharge on December 21, 1945, he spent 23 months in Iceland from February 21, 1944 to December 6, 1945. Mr. Grohmann received the American Theater Campaign Medal in European-African; Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; Good Conduct Medal; and World War II Victory Medal.

Mr. Grohmann was a member of Weimar Volunteer Fire Department for over 23 years; 1961-1971 he served as First Assistant Chief; member of V.F.W.; member of Knights of Columbus; member of Chamber of Commerce; served on St. Michael’s Parish Boards and served as a Director on Weimar Development Foundation,

He was a General Contractor--President of A. Grohmann & Son, Co.

Soon after Mr. Grohmann's military discharge, he went to work for his father, Albert Grohmann, who had been contracting in the Weimar area since 1909. In January 1946, Wilbur went into business with his father. The business known as A. Grohmann & Son. The partnership existed until 1957 when Albert retired, at which time Wilbur became sole owner and the business remained A. Grohmann & Son.

In 1969, the firm's name was changed to A. Grohmann & Son, Co. after sons Wilbur, Jr. and Donald joined the business. A third son, Clifford, joined the family business in 1976.

Survivors include his wife Zita Grohmann of Weimar; four sons, Wilbur Grohmann, Jr., Donald, Clifford and Glenn Grohmann all of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Transom of Round Rock; two sisters, Mrs. Adela Vesellca[sic] and Mrs. Elizabeth Vernsand[sic] both of Weimar; and eight grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, October 31, 1895

Grohmann, Zita Amalia (Krischke)


Zita Amalia Grohmann, 87, of Weimar, passed away Jan. 18 at Scott White Hospital in Temple.

She was born Feb. 10, 1918 at Middle Creek Area near Schulenburg and married Wilbur Grohmann Sr. June 22, 1942 at St. Rose Church in Schulenburg. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters, Ladies VFW Auxiliary, St. Michael School PTA and was a museum volunteer and a past member of the Garden Club.

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

She is survived by her sons, Wilbur Grohmann Jr., Donald Grohmann, Clifford Grohmann and Glenn Grohmann, all of Weimar; daughter, Theresa Transom, of Round Rock; sisters-in-law, Adela Veselka, of Weimar and Lenore Christ, of Chalfont, Pa.; brother-in-law, Kenneth Smith, of San Antonio; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Jan. 21 at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery Mausoleum.

Pallbearers were Aaron Grohmann, Bobby Grohmann, Gregg Transom, Kyle Grohmann, Nathan Grohmann and Kelby Grohmann.

Colorado County Citizen, February 1, 2006
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