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Hartensteiner, Andrew


Mr. Andrew Hartensteiner, a citizen of this section for the past twenty-eight years, died at the family residence at Content, four miles south of Weimar Saturday morning, after a brief illness, although he had been in ill health for some time past. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives, friends and neighbors.

Andrew Hartensteiner was born in Markt Hodis, Hungary, Nov. 30, 1856. He was married to Petronella Weber Jan. 26, 1885. To this union five children were born--Frank, Charles, John, Theresa and Joe--all of whom died in infancy with the exception of Charles, who, with the widow, survives. Mr. Hartensteiner emigrated to the United States in the year 1897. He lived at Schulenburg for about nine months and a short time at LaGrange. In 1898 he moved to the Boettcher farm a short distance south of Weimar, where he lived for three years. From there he moved to the W. H. Oncken place, where he lived for four years. He then purchased the Wm. Warnken farm, which he held for seven years, then sold and moved to his present home, the old F. Boettcher homestead at Content.

Mr. Hartensteiner was a quiet, peaceable, good citizen, well liked by neighbors and everyone. He was an industrious farmer, a successful man, a devoted husband and father, and his large circle of friends throughout this section sincerely deplore his untimely death.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved widow and son.

Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1925, page 1

Hartensteiner, Charles Sr.

Final Rites for C. Hartensteiner, 79, Held Sept. 23

Funeral services for Charles Hartensteiner Sr., 79, were held Saturday morning, Sept. 23, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus was celebrant of the funeral mass.

Mr. Hartensteiner, a 70-year resident of this area, died Wednesday night, Sept. 20, in Youens Memorial Hospital, after a short illness.

Born Feb. 13, 1888, in Hungary, he was the son of Andrew and Petronella Weber Hartensteiner. He was 9 years old when his parents brought him to America. They settled near Schulenburg the first year, then moved to the Weimar area. He had lived in his present home, southwest of Weimar, more than 50 years. He married Miss Ida Berger here Feb. 15, 1915. She died in 1954.

Surviving are eight sons, Edwin and Joe of Weimar, Bernard of Dubina, Herman and Arthur of Houston, Charles Jr. of Dallas, Lawrence of El Paso and Norbert of Olathe, Kansas; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Edna) Jurica of Port Lavaca and Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Havrda of Houston; 38 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for his funeral were his grandsons, Edwin Jr., Charles, Kenny, James, and Michael Hartensteiner and Tommy Jurica.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, October 5, 1967
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hartensteiner, Charles F.

Hartensteiner Burial Held Here Dec. 23

Charles F. Hartensteiner, Age 76 of Dallas, passed away at his residence on December 20, 1996.

He was the son of Charles Sr. and Ida (Berger) Hartensteiner of Weimar Texas.

The rosary was recited Sunday, December 22 at the Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, December 23 at S. Pius X. Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas. Msgr. Thomas W. Weinzapfel, and Deacon George Zacek were celebrants. Interment was at the St. Michael Cemetery, Weimar Texas with Rev. Arnold Anders officiating.

Mr. Hartensteiner was a veteran of WWII. He was employed as a salesman, first for J. N. Taub & Co. in Houston. After 12 years, he moved to Dallas and went to work for the American Tobacco Co. of New York City. He retired in 1983 after seventeen years of service. He was active in the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Pius X Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia Hartensteiner of Dallas, two sons Charles Hartensteiner III of Hurst, Kenneth and wife Kathy Hartensteiner of Houston, a daughter Beverly and husband Greg Lovelace of Mesquite.

Other survivors include: two sisters, Edna and husband Herman Jurica of Point Comfort, Margaret Havrda of Houston. Six brothers; Edwin, Joe and wife Bernice of Weimar, Bernard and wife Margaret, Herman and wife Vi of Schulenburg, Arthur and wife Mildred of Houston and Norbert and wife Gwen of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Six grandchildren, Charles Hartensteiner IV, Nichole and Colby Lovelace, Kenneth II and Laurie Hartensteiner, Angela and husband Bruce Grahmann. One great grandson Kyle Grahmann. Thirty seven nieces and nephews.

He war preceded in death by his parents, his brother Lawrence and twin infant sisters.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Hartensteiner II, Greg Lovelace, Bruce Grahmann, Larry Hartensteiner, Marcus Hartensteiner and Thomas Jurica.

Weimar Mercury, January 16, 1997
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Hartensteiner, Edwin Charles Sr.

E. Hartensteiner Funeral Services Held Dec. 29

Edwin Charles Hartensteiner Sr., 85, of Weimar, died Dec. 26, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. Funeral services were held Dec. 29, at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, with Father John C. Bily & Father Tim Kosler officiating. Interment followed in the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Hartensteiner was born April 6, 1915 in New Bielau to Charles J. Hartensteiner and Ida E. Berger.
He attended first grade at St. Michael School and 2nd through 7th grade at Content School. He married Emilie Agnes Christen on July 21, 1936 in Weimar. He entered the US Navy on Dec. 12, 1943 and was discharged Jan. 8, 1946. He also served six months overseas. Mr. Hartensteiner lived in this area for 54 years also living in San Antonio from 1938 to 1943.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #2153, in which he served as grand knight, financial secretary and all remaining offices. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Assembly #1527, the V.F.W. Post 5875, American Legion Post 2153 and the P.O.L.K. of A. organization. Mr. Hartensteiner was a Project Superintendent for Clyde Smith Construction Inc. of Austin. He devoted his love and energy to family friends, church and community. He also enjoyed his farm in the country, his cattle, gardening, growing roses and dancing.

He is survived by three daughters, Marcia Zabransky and husband James of Content, Ruth Hartensteiner of Houston and Marie Terreo and husband Ron of Yoakum; two sons, Edwin C. Hartensteiner Jr. and wife Bonnie of Columbus and Larry Hartensteiner and wife Sandi of Content; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by four brothers, Arthur Hartensteiner of Houston, Joe Hartensteiner of Weimar, Herman Hartensteiner of Schulenburg and Norbert Hartensteiner of Colorado Springs, Co.; two sisters, Edna Jurica of Point Comfort and Margaret Havrda of Schulenburg, and good friend and dancing partner Alice Klesel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, Lawrence, Charles and Bernard and one granddaughter, Stacey Lynn Terreo.

Pallbearers were Greg Zabransky, Mark Zabransky, Jeff Zabransky, John Cabori, Carl Filip, Jeff Margolia and Patrick DeStafano. Honorary pallbearers were Knights of Columbus and VFW. Honor guard were the Knights of Columbus.

The Weimar Mercury, January 11, 2001, p. 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Hartensteiner, Emilie Agnes (Christen)

Hartensteiner Funeral Held Here Nov. 29

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Agnes Hartensteiner, 77, of Weimar were held Thursday, Nov. 29, from St. Michael Catholic. Church, with entombment in St. Michael Mausoleum.

Father John C. Bily and Father Tim Kosler officiated.

Mrs. Carol (Wagner) Hartensteiner served as lector. The St. Michael eighth-grade choir, directed by Sister Clementine, sang, and Annette Coerver played the organ.

Pallbearers were Mike Anders; Tim Havrda, Kenneth Hartensteiner, Joe Wayne Hartensteiner, Steve Hartensteiner and Clarence Hartensteiner. Freddy Hartensteiner and Bryan Emmel were altar boys.

Mrs. Hartensteiner died Nov 27 at 7 p.m., in Colorado- Fayette Medical Center, after a heart attack.

Born March 1, 1913, at Moravia, she was, a daughter of Emil and Mary (Tobola) Christen. She was married to Edwin Hartensteiner Sr. here on July 21, 1936. Except for four years in San Antonio, they had lived here since.

Mrs. Hartensteiner was a member of St., Michael Catholic Church and Christian Mothers .

Her husband survives her, along with three daughters, Mareta Zabransky of Cypress, Ruth Hartensteiner of Houston and Marie Terreo of Yoakum; two sons Edwin C. Hartensteiner Jr. and Larry Hartensteiner, both of Weimar; eight grandchildren; Roxann Zabransky Caborl, Greg Zabransky, Mark Zabransky, Jeff Zabransky, Sheri (Terreo) Filip, Kristi Hartensteiner, Karl Hartensteiner and Stephanie Terreo; three great-grandchildren; Erin and Andria Zabransky and Logan Caborl; five sisters: Sister M. Rita Christen of Victoria, Mary Braden of Weimar, Eva Schobel of Columbus, Sophie Anders of Longview and. Leona Anders of Weimar; and one brother: Emil Christen of Tyler. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Stacy Terreo; one brother, Albert Christen and two sisters Carrie Oetken and Hermina Birdwell.

Weimar Mercury, December 6, 1990, page 6

Hartensteiner, Ida (Berger)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Hartensteiner, 59, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Hartensteiner Sr., 59, who died last Thursday morning in Youens Hospital, were held Saturday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Parish grounds, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Guido Nuernberger, with Rev. Arnold Anders of Victoria as deacon, Rev. Benton Thurmond sub-deacon, and Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd delivering the sermon.

Mrs. Hartensteiner was a victim of cancer, and had been ill for 8 months, most of that time in the hospital.

She was a lifetime resident of the Weimar area, a member of St. Michael’s Church, the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Ann’s Society.

Born here May 8, 1895, she was the daughter of Joe and Theresa Berger. She was married to Mr. Hartensteiner Feb. 15, 1915, in St. Michael’s Church here.

All eight of her sons and both her sons-in-law had been in military service during World War II and the Korean War.

Surviving in addition to her husband are the eight sons, Edwin, Bernard and Joe of Weimar, Arthur, Charles Jr. and Herman of Houston, Lawrence of El Paso, and Norbert of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two daughters, Mrs. Herman (Edna) Jurica of Port Lavaca and Mrs. Vernon (Margaret) Havrda of Seattle, Washington; 20 grandchildren; one brother, Joe Berger of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. Albert Grohmann and Mrs. Frank Polk of Weimar and Mrs. Joe Stavinoha of Ganado.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Wilbur Grohmann, Werner Stavinoha, Raphael Veselka, Leon J. Berger, George Berger and Jerrry Stuchlik.

The Weimar Mercury, November 12, 1954
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hartensteiner, Joseph “Joe” Wayne

Joe Hartensteiner Funeral Services Held Sept. 16

Joseph “Joe” Wayne Hartensteiner, 48 of Cypress, formerly of Weimar, died Sept. 13 at Methodist Hospital in Houston after a three-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 16 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Joe was born May 1, 1955 in Weimar to Joe and Bernice (Kainer) Hartensteiner.

He attended St. Michaels School, Weimar High School and the University of Houston in which he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems.

He was self-employed and a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Joe fought a long and valiant battle with cancer for three years. His strength and courage to fight this disease will be with his family and friends forever as an inspiration for the future.

He enjoyed hunting with his buddies on many trips to South Texas, Mexico and various parts of the United States, especially Colorado.

He also enjoyed golf and looked forward every year to the Annual Hartensteiner Golf Tournament the day after the reunion.

Joe will be long remembered as a loving son and brother; devoted uncle and a loyal friend.

Joe is survived by his parents, Joe and Bernice Hartensteiner; sisters, Iris Hudec and husband Paul of Weimar and Jean Roensch and husband Gary of Cypress; nieces, Elizabeth and Amanda Roensch of Cypress; nephews, Kevin Hudec of Austin, Brian Hudec of Weimar and Benjamin Roensch of Cypress; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Ida Hartensteiner and Adolph and Emma Kainer.

Pallbearers were friends, Rick Berger and Kevin Stalloch; cousins, Tommy Jurica and Kenneth Tofel; and nephews, Kevin Hudec and Brian Hudec.

Honorary pallbearers were all cousins and Benjamin Roensch, nephew.

The Weimar Mercury September 18, 2003
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hartensteiner, Petronella (Weber)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Hartensteiner, 84, Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Petronella Hartensteiner,84, a resident of the Weimar area for the past fifty years, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Sunday, July 20, the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Szymanski officiating.

After further services at St. Michael’s Church, interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery

Mrs. Hartensteiner’s husband, the late Andrew Hartensteiner, was buried 22 years ago, to the day, July 20, 1925, the couple came to this country in 1897, lived a short while at Schulenburg and La Grange, and settled Near[sic] Weimar to spend their remaining days. Five children were born to this union,all but one, Charles, dying in infancy.

Survivors are the one son, Charles Hartensteiner; one brother, Joe Weber; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Henry Jurecka and the following five grandsons; Bernard, thur[sic], Joe, Lawrence and Herman Hartensteiner.

Weimar Mercury, July 25, 1947, page 1

Hartensteiner, Ruth

R. Hartensteiner Services Set November 8

Ruth Hartensteiner, 72, passed away Sunday, November 4, in Weimar following a bravely fought battle with cancer.

Ruth was brought into this life by Emilie and Edwin Hartensteiner Sr. on November 12, 1939, in San Antonio. She was baptized and attended St. Patrick's Church in San Antonio.
In 1944 her father enlisted into the Navy, so the family moved back to Weimar where they made their home.

Ruth attended St. Michael School and graduated from Weimar High School in 1958. She moved to Houston and attended business school where she received an associate degree in accounting.
She accepted her first job with Houston Natural Gas Co., which later became Enron Corp. After 42 years of service, Ruth retired just prior to their collapse.

Ruth and her many friends loved to travel. She visited many parts of the world and the U. S. and has a walk-in closet full of T-Shirts to show for it.
Ruth was a kind, thoughtful and very generous person.
She and friends Irene Flynn, Mary Birmingham and Carol McSpadden participated in many Enron sponsored charity events, such as the March of Dimes, MDA, Adopt a Child for Christmas, Jingle Bell Run, Relay for Life and many other events. This was always a priority for them.

She was preceded in death by her parents and niece Stacy Terrero.

She is survived by son, Lee Hartwell; gransons, Ryan and Brandon Hartwell and Sheri Hartwell of Cypress; sisters, Marcia Zabransky and husband James of Weimar; Marie Terreo and husband Ron of Yoakum; brothers, Edwin "Hardy" Hartensteiner and wife Bonnie of Columbus and Larry Hartensteiner and wife Sandi of Weimar. Also, nephews, Greg Zabransky and wife Cindy; Mark Zabransky and wife Janette; Jeff Zabransky and wife Robyn; and nieces, Roxanne Zabransky Cabori and husband John; Sheri Terreo Filip and husband Carl; Stephanie Terreo Garcia and husband Michael; Kristi Hartensteiner Wimberly and husband Chad; Kari Hartensteiner DeStafano and husband Patrick; and step-nieces, Jamie Graham Schramek and husband Kenny and Kelli Graham.
Ruth is also survived by very close friends, Don and Irene Flynn, Mary and the late Arlys Birmingham and Carol McSpadden.
Pallbearers included Carl Filip, Chad Wimberly, Patrick DeStefano, Greg, Mark and Jeff Zabransky and Kenny Schramek.
Honorary pallbearers were Logan Cabori, Chris and Josh Zabransky, Aaron and Colin Margolis, Wyatt Wimberly, Connor DeStanfo, Paul Jr. and David Johnson, Cody, Zach, Justin, Isaac, Wyatt and BoDee Filip and Kenneth Michael Schramek.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rosary.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with graveside services to follow at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 404 N. Texana, Hallettsville, TX 77964, or St. Michael Catholic School Library, 103 E. North St., Weimar, TX 78962.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the compassionate care provided by the many skilled professionals involved in Ruth's care, especially those at Texas Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Hospice of South Texas in Hallettsville/Victoria.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, November 8, 2012, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders


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