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Haas, Anna (Berger)

Mrs. Anna Haas

Weimar, Tex., Jan. 30, ’17.

To the Mercury:

It is a sad incident which I will report today—The death of Mrs. Anna Haas of Borden. She died at the home of her son, Julius, at Borden Sunday morning, after an illness of several weeks. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death June 24, 1906, at the age of 55 years. Mrs. Haas was born Aug. 2, 1849, at Kunzendorf, Moravia, Austria. In 1884 her husband emigrated to this country and she followed him with the children in October, 1889. The Haas family settled in the vicinity of Schulenburg, where they remained nine years, afterward moving to Borden. Four children survive their beloved mother: Mrs. Mary Dach, Burlington; Mrs. Antonie Futschik, Shiner; Julius, and Mrs. Emilie Bannert, Shiner. The deceased was well-known in our community, and the whole vicinity deeply deplores her departure. The great participants at the burial of her earthly remains is evidence of how beloved she was. Father Strobel from Columbus consecrated the corpse in the Roman Catholic church, and offered consolation to the grief stricken survivors in a moving speech, after which he led the solemn ceremonies to the burial. We tender our heartfelt sympathy to the mourning survivors.

May she rest in eternal peace. A friend.

Death of Mrs. Annie Haas

Mrs. Annie Haas, an estimable lady of the Borden section, died Sunday morning and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery Monday morning, Rev. Father Strobel of Columbus officiating. A large number of relatives and friends of the decedent were present to witness the last sad rites. Mrs. Haas had resided in the Borden section for many years, where she was highly thought of, being a good neighbor and friend to all. We extend sincere sympathy to her bereaved children.

Both appeared in the Weimar Mercury, February 2, 1917
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Haas, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Ida (Raabe)

Mrs. Julius Haas

Funeral services for Mrs. Julius Haas, 81, were held Monday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Haas died late Saturday evening, March 19. She was making her home with her son-in-law and daughter, the Alfred Raabes.

Other details were not available for this issue.

Weimar Mercury, March 24, 1966
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Final Rites for Mrs. Haas, 81, Held March 21

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Haas, 81, of Glidden, were held Monday afternoon, March 21, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Haas died Saturday, March 19, at 7:15 p.m. in Youens Hospital here.

The former Miss Elizabeth Raabe, daughter of Emanuel and Anna Hoelscher Raabe, she was born Dec. 30, 1884, at Westphalia. She was married to Julius Haas on Nov. 15, 1910, and they settled on a farm near Borden. In 1950 they retired from farming and moved to Glidden. Mr. Haas died in January 1962.

Mrs. Haas is survived by one son, Frank J. Haas of Highlands, Calif.; seven daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Wilhelmina) Otto, Mrs. Alfred (Theresia) Raabe, and Mrs. Edmund (Alvina) Otto, all of Weimar, Mrs. Anna Henry of Houston, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Hanzelka of Hungerford, Mrs. Johnnie (Helen) Hanzelka of Orchard, and Mrs. Harbett (Alma) Pohl of Hallettsville; 21 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Herbert (Mary) May of Lott

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Marvin Otto, Melvin Otto, Reuben Otto, Elo Raabe, David Henry Jr. and Edward Mika.

The Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1966
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Haas, Frank J.

Frank J. Haas, 63, Dies After Heart Attack

Funeral services for Frank J. Haas, 63, World War I combat veteran and lifetime resident of the Schulenburg-Weimar area, were held Saturday morning, June 13, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

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

Mr. Haas died at 8.:45 a.m. Thursday, June 11, in the Veterans Administratioin Hospital in Houston, where he had been under treatment for a heart condition. He had first become ill a month ago and had spent four days in Youens Hospital here and some time at home before going to the Houston hospital.

Born July 14, 1895, at Schulenburg, a son of Joseph and Theresia Haas, he married Miss Martha Wanjura at St. John Catholic Church on April 12, 1937, and they settled near Weimar. He served in the army 3 years during World War I, including a year overseas. Local veterans honored him with military burial rites.

Surviving in additioin to his wife are a sister, Mrs. Emil Polk; and two brothers, Joe of Schulenburg and Ferd of Fredericksburg. His parents, three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Walter Haas, E. J. Haas and R. J. Winkler of Schulenburg; Paul Polk of Houston; Bennie Rerich and G. E. Rodgers of Weimar.

Weiman Mercury, June 19. 1959

Haas, Frank Joseph

Services Held for Frank Haas in California

Funeral services were held in Saledad [sic], Calif. On Dec. 15 for Frank Joseph Haas. A rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday with graveside services in San Joaquin National Cemetery in Gustine, Calif.

He was the son of Elizabeth (Raabe) and Julius Haas. He was born on June 5, 1915. He died at the age of 79.

Mr. Haas served in the army from 1941 to 1946 and in the Air Force from 1946 until 1961. Serving four years in Germany. He was a food supervisor with Saledad [sic] State Prison for 17 years. He lived in Saledad [sic] for 22 years.

He was a member of Our Lady of Solitude Catholic Church and a Veteran of Foreign Wars in Salinas, Calif.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca (Wallie) [sic] Haas; a son, Kevin Haas of Cottonwood, Ariz.,; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Carson of Tomball, Alvina Otto of Weimar, and Helen Hanzelka from Louise, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Wilhelmina Otto, Theresa Raabe, Mary Hanzelka and Alma Pohl, all from Texas.

[Submitter’s Notes: Soledad is the correct location in CA. His wife’s maiden name was Waller].

The Weimar Mercury, January 19, 1995
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Haas, Joseph E.

Suicide of Joseph Haas

News was received here Sunday afternoon that Joseph Haas, a prominent farmer of Borden, five miles east of here, had committed suicide by taking a dose of strychnine in whiskey. Form all we can learn, it seems that Haas, while in town Saturday afternoon, had a difficulty with Bill Goode, another farmer, Haas being the aggressor. He was placed under arrest, but offered bail. He refused to give bail, saying he would not come back to his trial. Upon this statement he was placed in the calaboose for several hours. Later, he recanted and secured bail. Returning home he seemed to be brooding deeply over his troubles, and his family, fearing he would do something rash, watched him closely. Upon two occasions Sunday morning, we are told, they frustrated what seemed deliberate attempts at self destruction. Finally he eluded their efforts long enough to secure and take the poison, whereupon he gave the bottle to his wife and told her what he had done. Every effort was made by the family and neighboring friends to save his life by giving him lard and other emetics, but it was of no avail. The man’s actions during this period of suffering showed that he regretted his actions, and fain would live. Everything possible was done to save his life, but it proved of no avail. Judge Van Alystyne went down and held an inquest, returning a verdict substantially in accordance with the foregoing facts. Haas was buried here Monday morning. He was a man of family, and fairly well fixed financially.

The Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1906.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
[Submitter’s Note: Burial—St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, along the fence line since he committed suicide. The tombstone reads “Joseph Hass” rather than Haas.]

Haas, Julius Joseph

Final Rites for Julius Haas, 81, Held Friday

Funeral services for Julius J. Haas, 81, of Glidden were held Friday morning, Jan. 19, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, continuing with services in St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiated.

Mr. Haas died Wednesday in M. D. Anderson Hospital, Houston, where he had been under treatment since Dec. 11.

Born Feb. 17, 1881 [sic], in Austria, he was the son of Joe and Anna Berger Haas. The parents brought their family to America when Julius was 7 years old. They settled at High Hill, Fayette County, later moving to Colorado County, near Borden. He married Miss Elizabeth Raabe Nov. 15, 1919 [1910 sla], and they continued to live on their farm in the Borden section until 1950, when they retired and moved to Glidden.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Sons of Hermann, New Bielau Palmen Lodge No. 205.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Frank J. Haas of Riverside, Calif.; seven daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Wilhelmina) Otto, Mrs. Alfred (Theresa) Raabe and Mrs. Edmund (Alvina) Otto, all of Weimar, Mrs. David (Annie) Henry of Houston, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Hanzelka of Hungerford, Mrs. Johnnie (Lena) Hanzelka of Orchard, and Mrs. Herbert (Alma) Pohl of Hallettsville; 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Antonio Futschik of Weimar, Mrs. Mary Dach of Rosebud and Mrs. Emilie Weitzel of Shiner.

Pallbearers were Reuben, Marvin and Melvin Otto, Elo Raabe, Edward and Leroy Mika, grandsons of Mr. Haas.

The Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1962
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Haas, Martha (Wanjura)

Mrs. Haas, 68, Area Native, Buried Dec. 5

Funeral services were held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Tuesday, Dec. 5, for Mrs. Frank (Martha) Haas, 68, who died at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 in Columbus Convalescent home after a three-year illness.

Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated in the services. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Edgar Wanjura and David Lippy, nephews; and Herbert Wick, Fred Wanjura, Lewis Herzik, and Johnny Kasper.

Mrs. Haas was born January 3, 1904, at Ammannsville, the daughter of William and Theresa Tengler Wanjura. She was married to Mr. Haas on April 12, 1937 at St. John’s Church and they settled near Weimar. Mr. Haas died in 1959.

An infant son also preceded her in death. Surviving are two brothers, William Wanjura of Pasadena and Alfred Wanjura of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Olga) Eisterhold and Mrs. Ray (Hattie) Kubesch.

The Weimar Mercury, December 14, 1972.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
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