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Heger, Anna (Freis)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. F. Heger., Sr. Held Here Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Heger, Sr., 68, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church here Saturday, March 22, Msgr. Jos. Szymanski and Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Ill for the past year, Mrs. Heger expired at her home north of Weimar last Thursday morning.

Born Anna Freis at Balton, Austria, January 23, 1879, she was the daughter of Anton and Thecka Freis. Her parents brought her to this country when she was two years old, settling near Weimar, where she spent the the remainder of her life. On October 24, 1899, she was married to Frank Heger, Sr., also of the area. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Joe H.; Frank S., and Henry; four daughters, Mrs. O. Guenther, Mrs. Millie Johnson, Mrs. Norbert Demmel, and Mrs. Irwin Holub; three brothers, Joe Freis, Sr., Anton Freis, St., and Frank Freis, Sr, two daughters[sic], Mrs. Adolf Keiner and Mrs. Geo Sciba, El Campo; and S. grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1947, page 1

Heger, Ferdinand F. "Fred"

Fred Heger

Funeral services for Fred F. Heger of Columbus were held Nov. 13 at Henneke Funeral Home, with the Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.

Heger, 81, died in Eagle Lake Community Hospital Nov. 11, after an illness of 2 days. He was a son of John and Frances Bartosh Heger, born in Fayette County Nov. 16, 1893. He had lived in Columbus 30 years, and he worked as a plumber.

Pallbearers were Paul Simcik, Ervin Heffley, Arthur Rios, Roy Wied, Reffino Rivera and Jesse Torres.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 20, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Heger, Frances

Mrs. John Heger, Sr., Passes Into Great Beyond

After several weeks of suffering, following a severe paralytic stroke, the soul of Mrs. Frances Heger, beloved wife of Mr. John Heger, Sr., passed into the great beyond, Tuesday of last week, and the funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery, this city, the following day, Revs. Szymanski, Pustka and Boeding officiating.

Mrs. Heger was born at Stritez, Moravia, Nov. 10, 1856, and came to Texas with her husband fifty-two years ago. She and her husband have lived near Weimar for a long period of time, the past few years of which have been spent at their home in the northwestern part of the city. She was 67 years, 10 months and 5 days old at the time of her death. Mrs. Heger leaves beside her heart-broken, aged husband, three sons and seven daughters, as follows: Frank Heger, John Heger, Jr., and Fred Heger, Mrs. Mary Munsch of Woodsboro, Mrs. Annie Ullmann of Floresville, Mrs. Sophia Freis, Mrs. Julia Miksch, Mrs. Frances Miksch, Mrs. Emelle Rerich and Mrs. Minnie Vacek of Weimar. Also 37 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Heger was an excellent wife, a devoted, loving mother, a splendid, neighbor and friend, and will be sadly missed by everyone. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, September 25, 1925
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Heger, Hedwig (Guenther)

Funeral For Mrs. Heger Held Aug. 25

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Hedwig) Heger, 84, of Weimar were held Tuesday, Aug.25, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan and Father Gerard Cernoch officiated.

Mrs. Heger, a lifelong resident of this area, died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born here Sept. 15, 1902, she was a daughter of John and Pauline (Rabel) Guenther. She was married to Joe Heger in Weimar on July 3, 1922. She was a 43-year member of St. Ann's Society.

Her husband survives her, along with three daughters, Mrs. Zigmund (Georgia) Cernoch of Weimar, Mrs. Edmund (Mildred) Mazoch of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Johnnie (Gladys) Dusek of East Bernard; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mrs. Joe Willie (Edna) Klesel of Houston and three half-brothers, Leo and Oscar Guenther of Weimar and Johnnie Guenther of Houston. Three brothers, three sisters, a half-brother and a stepbrother preceded her in death.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Donald Cernoch, David Cernoch, Dominic Mazoch, Michael Mazoch, James Dusek and Eugene Jasek.

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Heger, John

Mr. John Heger, Sr.

Weimar, Texas, Feb. 27--Funeral services for John Heger Sr., 86, pioneer resident of this area, whose death occurred here Sunday, were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael's Church. Interment was in St Michael's Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, John, Frank and Fred, all of this city, and six daughters, Mrs. Frank Miksch, Mrs. Gus Miksch, Mrs. Frank Vacek, Mrs. Emil Rebrich, all of Weimar, and Mrs. F F. Muensch of Woodsboro, and Mrs. Joe Ulmann of Floresville.

Colorado County Citizen, March 1, 1934

Death of An Aged, Honored Citizen

The Death Angel Sunday night summoned the spirit of Mr. John Heger, Sr., an aged and honored citizen of this section for many years, to its last resting place. His death occurred at the home of his son, Mr. Fred Heger, in this city, where he had been very ill for a number of weeks. His condition was known to be serious for quite awhile, and due to advanced age not much hope was entertained for his recovery, although from time to time his condition seemed to improve. The end came quickly and the poor, tired spirit joined its Creator willingly and trustingly.

The funeral took place Tuesday morning from the residence of Mr. Fred Heger, with services at St. Michael’s Church, Revs. Szymanski and Hildebrand officiating and interment in St Michael's Cemetery, There was a large attendance of mourning relatives and friends to witness the last sad rites.

Pall bearers for Mr. Heger's funeral were six grandsons, as follows: Robert Heger, Johnnie Freis, Beanie Rerich, Frank Miksch, Robert Miksch and Fred Miksch.

Mr. John Heger, Sr., was born Dec. 1, 1850, in Austria. He came to this country when quite young and had resided in the United States fifty-seven years at time of. death. Fifty-eight years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Frances Bartosh in the old country, his wife dying in this community in 1925. To this union were born ten children, all of whom survive, as follows: Mr. Frank Heger, Sr., Mrs. Julia Miksch, Mrs. Sophie Freis, Mr. John Heger, Jr., Mrs. Frances Miksch, Mrs. Millie Rerich, Mr. Fred Heger, Mrs. Minnie Vacek, all of this community; Mrs. Mary Munsch, Woodsboro; Mrs. Annie Ullmann, Floresville; also forty-five grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren. Mr. Heger first located in the Dubina community, but afterward moved to a point between Weimar and Holman, and here the remainder of his life was spent.

He was a successful farmer, a splendid, good man and citizen, devoted to his family arid church, and at all times during his long residence in this section always possessed the friendship and esteem of all our people. In his passing all realize they have lost a mighty good citizen. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, March 2, 1934, page 1

Heger, John Jr.

Final Rites For John Heger. 83. Here Wednesday

Funeral services for John Heger Jr., 83, retired Holman area farmer, were held Wednesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated, assisted by Rev. Gerald Hubertus and Rev. Albert Hubertus.

Pallbearers were Mr. Heger’s grandson, John H. Heger, George Heger, James Heger, Paul Oncken, John Oncken, John Barta, E. J. Haidusek and Patrick Haidusek.

Mr. Heger died at 7:15 a.m. Monday, March 16, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Haidusek, a son-in-law and daughter, where he had been living recently. He had been bedridden since last May.

He lived his entire life on the farm where he was born, between Weimar and Holman. Born May 3, 1886, he was a son of John Sr. and Francis Bartosh Heger. He married Miss Sophie Knebel here in 1907.

His wife survives, along with one son, John F. Heger of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Agnes) Oncken, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Barta and Mrs. Edwin (Frances) Haidusek, all of Weimar; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; One brother, Fred Heger Sr. of Columbus; and three sisters, Mrs. Anton (Sophie ) Freis Sr., Mrs. Emil (Millie) Rerich, and Mrs. Frank (Minnie) Vacek, all of Weimar.

Two of his children died, a son as an infant and a daughter as a four-year-old. A brother, Frank Sr., and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Munsch, Mrs. Julia Miksch, Mrs. Frances Miksch and Mrs. Annie Ullman, also preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 19, 1970

Heger, Ludmilla



Six weeks ago Ludmilla, the bright and pretty little 4-year-old daughter of John Heger and wife, respected residents of this section, was kicked in the back of the head by a mule while playing around the family home. The child's injuries were so serious she was brought to the residence of M. J. Pilat of this city, where she would be nearer medical aid. Three local physicians gave her every attention, and so, for the better part of four weeks she continued to improve, it was believed by many she would recover.

However, about that time a change for the worse developed, and it was deemed best to take her to San Antonio. The change brought no improvement, and after two weeks it was deemed best to bring the child home especially as she yearned to be once more at home. Sunday morning she was brought to Weimar, but the poor tired little spirit gave up its fight for life and within twenty minutes after arrival home, she was dead.

Blood tranfuslon[sic] was resorted to in an effort to prolong her life, both father and mother willingly giving up their life fluid, but it was only of temporary benefit.

Those who were about the little patient during her long weeks of suffering say they never saw a braver fight put up for life than in her ease, and in responding to the doctors' and nurses' treatment, she was an ideal patient.

It is sad indeed for Mr. and Mrs. Heger to have to give up their little darling, the flower of their flock, but in their deep bereavement they have the sympathy of all our people. The little form was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Szymanski offIciating.

Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1925, page 1

Heger, Wilbert "Tubby"

Tubby Heger Funeral Services Held Feb. 9

Wilbert "Tubby" Heger, 73, of Weimar, died Feb. 6 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 9, at St. Michael Catholic church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Mr. Heger was born June 16, 1930 in Weimar to Fred and Amelia (Rerich) Heger.

He attend St. Michael School in Weimar and Weimar High School.

He married Jean Freis on Oct. 5, 1958 at St. Michael Church in Weimar.

He served his country in the Army 101st Airborne Division from April 5, 1951 to March 31, 1953 and served in Germany.

He received a certificate of appreciation from the Netherlands Government for his help during the floods, which hit the Netherlands in February 1953.

He worked at M-G Inc. Feed Division for 42 years and was a lifelong resident of Weimar.

He was inducted into the Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame.

Mr. Heger is survived by his wife, Jean J. Heger; two sons, Russell Heger and Mark Heger, both of Weimar; and one daughter, Jena Bippert and husband, Kevin of Richmond; and two grandchildren, Allison and Justin Bippert of Richmond.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Jim Heger, Herbert Heger and Fred Pats Heger.

Pallbearers were E. J. "Boiler" Kahlden, Kervy Kahlden, Gary Heger, Wade Cernosek, Wilbert Otto and Mark Kloesel.

Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Schoeneberg and Harris Ulrich.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 2004

Heger, Willie Emil


Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heger of this city lost by death their little baby son on Wednesday night of last week. The remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Thursday afternoon. The baby--Willie Emil--had been in ill health, but was not thought to be in serious condition, when last Wednesday evening it suddenly expired in the mother’s arms, according to information furnished the Mercury.

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their sad time.

Weimar Mercury, October 7, 1927

Heger, Willie Lee (Braden)

Willie Lee Heger Funeral Services Held Aug. 27

Willie Lee Heger, 79, of Weimar, died Aug. 24. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. Michael's Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael's Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Heger was born Dec. 20, 1923 in Alleyton to Addie Miller and William Braden.

She graduated from Columbus High School as valedictorian in 1941.

She married Fred Pats Heger on Oct. 19, 1946 in Houston. She lived in this area for 57 years also living in Mentz.

She was the owner of Lone Star Beer Distributor in Weimar. She joined the Ladies Auxiliary in 1955 and was president in 1956 and 1957. She was a member of the canasta club for 44 years and will be very missed. She was always full of pep and laughing orsmiling.

She was a loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family.

Mrs. Heger is survived by one son, Gary Heger of Georgetown; one daughter, Patsy Segura and husband Frank of Weimar; five grandchildren, Wade and Julie Cernosek, Tara and Greg Mueller and April Kral; and three great-grandchildren, Bailey Cernosek, Riley Cernosek and Ty Mueller.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Pats Heger; one daughter-in-law, Sandra Heger; one son-in-law, Daniel Cernosek; and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Mark Heger, Russell Heger, Franklin Heger, Dan Heger, Donnie Head and Robert Heger.

Honorary pallbearers were Alton Kanak, Thomas Kanak, Daniel Heger, Cecil Ellison and Tubby Heger.

The Weimar Mercury, September 4, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck
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