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Heinsohn, Ada Janet (Hyman)

Final Rites for Mrs. Heinsohn, 50, Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Janet Heinsohn, 50, wife of William Heinsohn Sr., were held Saturday, December 15, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.  Rev. Wayne Williams officiated.

Mrs. Heinsohn died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

A registered nurse, she had been serving at Columbus Hospital and Youens Memorial Hospital for many years.  She had lived in Weimar the past 25 years.

Born Nov. 17, 1923, at Amsterdam New York, the daughter of Robert and Rachel Olender Hyman, she was educated at Amsterdam High School and Beth Isreal Hospital School of Nursing, New York City, and served during World War II as an Army nurse with the rank of lieutenant.

She was married to Mr. Heinsohn March 19, 1946, at Van Nuys, Calif., and they settled here after the war.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Columbus Chapter 324.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, William Heinsohn Jr. of Weimar and Houston; her mother, Mrs. Rachel Hyman of Weimar and a brother, Seymour Hyman of Charleston, West Virginia.

Her father preceded here in death in November 1972.

Pallbearers were B. B. Braun, Jr., Julius Ermis, Merle Wagner, Lee Poppe, Davis Gindler, and C. J. Renken.

Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1974, page 16

Heinsohn, Alwin Wilhelm Friedrich

On Monday night at 1 o’clock, August the 29th, Mr. Alwin Heinsohn’s soul departed for that fairer region where suffering is unknown. With kindled hope and the best of care his life could not be retained. Our Redeemer has his object, unknown to us, in calling him so soon. On the 21st of this month he would have celebrated his 26th birthday. He was hopeful, energetic and humorous, and was beloved by all who knew him. Alwin had the misfortune to fall from a horse at the age of 13 years, and had to lay up for a few months with his leg in gypsum which almost perfected the injured limb, except leaving him slightly lame. Here in the Willow Spring school he was a diligent pupil; later he attended the San Antonio Business College. After he left school he clerked for Mr. F. B. Miller at Post Oak Point during which time his mother died, then shortly after, Alwin came home and stayed with the bereaved family; two years later his sister, Miss Josephine, aged 19, was laid beside her mother in the Frelsburg cemetery where Alwin now numbers the third in the last four years. Rev. Lenz officiated at the grave. A large procession followed the remains to the place of interment and covered the grave with pretty flowers. No one suspected that this good young man had come home for the last time when he so gleefully spoke of spending his vacation in the home circle, but so it was. His bookkeeping in San Antonio is resigned forever, as that was the last of his business career. After his 28 days of suffering his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. T. D. Heinsohn and wife, thought him out of danger from typhoid fever and were as far as Sealy on the way to their home at El Campo when a telegram announcing his death reached them.

His father, step-mother, two brothers, a young sister and one sister-in-law remain to mourn the loss. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended them.                  A FRIEND.

Schulenburg Sticker, 8 Sep 1904
Contributed by Matt Cross

Heinsohn, Anton Gerhard

Rockhouse, 15. Dez.

Am Sonntag der vorigen Woche um 3 Uhr starb Herr Anton Heinsohn sen. in Alter von 72 Jahren unde wurde am nächsten Tage von trauernden Angehörigen Freunden und Nachbarn auf dem Familienfriedhofe zur lezten Ruhe gebettet.  Der Verstorbene wurde im Jahre 1829 in Oldenburg geboren, wanderte später noch Texas aus, verehelichte sich hier mit der ihn überlebenden Gattin and sie gebörten zu den ersten Ansiedlern dieser Gegend.  Durch Fleiß und Sparsamkeit gelangte dass Ehepaar bald zum Wohlstand und sie lebten stets mit ihren Nachbarn und Freunden im herzlichsten Eirvernehmen.  Um in ihren alten Tagen der Ruhe zu pflegen verkauften sie diesen Herbst ihren Plaß und noch acht Tage vor seinem Tode di verschiedenen Haus un Ackergeräthe, um dann bei ihrer Tochter zu leben.  An seinem Grabe trauern neben der schwergeprüsten Gattin längst erwachsene Söhne und Töchter und deren Kinder und ein großer Verwandtenkreis.  Unser inniges Beleid den Hinterbliebenen.

Rockhouse, 15 Dec.

On Sunday of last week at three o'clock Mr. Anton Heinsohn, Sr. died at the age of 72 years and was laid to his last rest at the family (Heinsohn) cemetery by mournful relatives, friends and neighbors the next day.  The deceased was born in the year 1829 in Oldenburg, immigrated later to Texas, married here his surviving wife and they were among the first settlers in this region.  Through diligence and frugality the married couple soon achieved prosperity and they lived continually in cordial harmony with their friends and neighbors.  In order to live a quiet life in their old days, they sold their place this autumn and, eight days before his death the various house and agricultural tools, in order to live with their daughter.  Besides the heavily-burdened spouse, the long grown-up sons and daughters and their children and a large circle of relatives mourned at his grave.  Our heartfelt condolences to the survivors.

Bellville Wochenblatt, 19 Dec 1901
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnsosn

Heinsohn, Anton Ludwig Jr.

Services Held Sunday For Anton L. Heinsohn

Anton L. Heinsohn, former resident of the Frelsburg community, was found dead in a hotel room at El Campo, on Friday, March 14.

The deceased was born at Frelsburg on February 21, 1865. On February 5, 1889, he was united in marriage to Margaret Frerichs. Three children were born to this union, Ottilie, Arthur and Isabella. His wife and children preceded him in death.

He is survived by two grandchildren, Anton Sohr and Eugene Heinsohn; three brothers, Eddie Heinsohn and Charles Heinsohn of Bartlett, and Reinhold Heinsohn of Hallettsville; and one sister, Mrs. Augusta Spittgerger of Bartlett.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 16th, on the Frelsburg Lutheran cemetery, with Rev. Leo H. Simon, of the Frelsburg Lutheran church officiating.

New Ulm Enterprise, March 20, 1941
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnsosn

Heinsohn, Bertha (Fehrenkamp)

Bertha Heinsohn

Mrs. Bertha F. Heinsohn, 92, lifetime resident of the Frelsburg community, died at her home Dec. 30. She had been in ill health for several months.

Mrs. Heinsohn was born in Frelsburg Aug. 18, 1879, a daughter of George and Freidericka Georg Fehrenkamp. In 1908 she was united in marriage with Fritz Heinsohn and they were engaged in farming until 1920 when Mr. Heinsohn purchased the store in Frelsburg now known as Edgar Heinsohn Store. Mrs. Heinsohn assisted her husband in managing the store. After Mr. Heinsohn's death In 1960, their son, Edgar Heinsohn, took over management.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Chapel in Columbus with continued services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg, where Mrs. Heinsohn was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Harold Fehler officiated.

Besides her son of Frelsburg, she is survived by 2 grandsons, Leslie and Calvin Heinsohn of Frelsburg; 2 brothers, Walter Fehrenkamp and E. C. Fehrenkamp of Columbus, and 6 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Delmar, Fehrenkamp, William Fehrenkamp, W R. Mathias, Ervin Meyer, Dr. Charles Moeller and Albert E. Noska.

Colorado County Citizen, January 6, 1972
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Eilert "Gerhard" Sr.

Gerhard Heinsohn died last Thursday evening peacefully and without pain, a few minutes after he had eaten his supper.  Although he had been in bad health for several months, he did not complain and his good sense of humor never left him.  There was a large attendance at the burial the next day [at Frelsburg in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery] . Mr. Heinsohn was born on February 13, 1822 in the Duchy of Oldenburg and therefore was 80 years, 7 months, and 5 days old.  In 1847 he came to Texas and in 1856 he was married to Miss Sophie Fehrenkamp.  This union was blessed with twelve children, of which ten are living namely:  Wilhelmine, wife of W. Schweke; Emma, wife of A. Wagner; Marie, wife of C. T. Zapp; Misses Mathilde, Emilie, Ida and Ella, and August, Gerhard and Louis, all adults.  Of the 21 grandchildren, 19 survive him.

Of the 6 Heinsohn brothers who settled in Texas, only Mr. John Heinsohn near Bluff Post Office is still living.

Mr. Heinsohn was a good representative of the fine state of Oldenburg; open, honest, upright,  and fearless, and healthy, strong, and sturdy.  Through hard work and taking advantage of opportunities he had acquired a substantial fortune here in Texas.  He was respected and honored by all who knew him.

The deeply grieving wife and the other survivors have our heartfelt sympathy.

La Grange Deutsche Zeitung, September 25, 1902
Translated version of Gerhard Heinsohn's obituary submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Mr. Gerhard Heinsohn, sr., one of the oldest settlers of Zapp postoffice, also died about ten days ago. He passed away suddenly and without any warning just after finishing his supper. He was born in the Grandducky [sic] of Oldenburg and was nearly eighty-one years old at the time of his death. He was a typical representative of the beautiful land of which he was a son, honest, upright, candid and fearless, and physically strong and healthy. His good humor staid with him to the last although he had not been feeling well for some months. His remains were interred in the Frelsburg Protestant cemetery. The singing club of this place sang a dirge at the grave.

Schulenburg Sticker, 9 Oct 1902, page 1, Fayetteville column
Contributed by Matt Cross

Heinsohn, Elise (Weishuhn)

Mrs. Eliza[sic] Heinsohn

Mrs. Eliza [sic] Heinsohn passed out of this life at the home of her son, Robert, in Frelsburg last Thursday, following an illness that had confined her to her bed for some two weeks. She was 77 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Frelsburg Lutheran Church Saturday, Rev. O. Lindenberg officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Miss Eliza[sic] Weishuhn was born in this county, and has spent her entire life in the Frelsburg community. She was married to Mr. Heinsohn in 1874, and he preceded her to the grave some six years ago.

She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Edwin of Floresville, Fritz and Robert of Frelsburg, Elo of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Meta Krebs of Willow Springs, Mrs. Emma Beugler[sic] of Kenedy and Mrs. Lena Kautz of Industry, besides sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The sympathy of our readers goes out to the sorrowing ones.

Colorado County Citizen, March 26, 1931, page 5
Photo courtesy Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Fritz

Fritz Heinsohn, Frelsburg Citizen, Buried Jan. 7th

Final rites for Mr. Fritz Heinsohn, a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg community, were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7th, 1960, at the Untermeyer Funeral Home in Columbus, with the Rev. Milroy Gregor, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, Frelsburg,officiating. Interment was in the Frelsburg Lutheran cemetery.

Mr. Heinsohn died suddenly on Wednesday at 5:20 a.m. after a heart attack. He had been in ill health for some time. He was 78 years of age.

Born in the Frelsburg area, his parents were Dick and Elsie Weishuhn Heinsohn. His father came from Germany at the age of six years, and was an early settler of the community.

Mr. Fritz Heinsohn, a farmer and cattleman, founded Heinsohn’s Store at Frelsburg in 1920. It is now operated by his son, Edgar.

He was one of the organizers of the San Bernard Electric Co-op. Inc., and a past director of the organization. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church for many years.

Survivors include his widow, the former Bertha Fehrenkamp, whom he married in 1908; a son, Edgar; and two grandson, Calvin and Leslie Heinsohn, of Frelsburg. A brother, Edwin, of Floresville.

New Ulm Enterprise, January 7, 1960
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Herbert G.

Sad Death of An Estimable Young Man

A death that was sincerely regretted by all our people occurred last, Sunday morning, when young Herbert G. Heinsohn was called to his eternal home. This young man, a son of O. G[sic]. Heinsohn and wife, prominent people of the Fayetteville section, came here six weeks ago to accept a clerkship in the I. Lauterstein dry goods store. Although a perfect stranger at the time of his arrival, his gentlemanly deportment and earnest, close attention to business soon won for him a warm spot in the hearts of his employer and our citizens generally. Monday morning of last week he was taken ill, grew worse rapidly, and in less than two days' time it was evident that his illness was of a serious character. His parents and other loved ones were sent for and came over to be at his bedside. They, together with able physicians and many kind friends and neighbors, labored faithfully hour after hour to check the disease, which had fastened its tentacles upon the noble young man, but it was all in vain. God had willed otherwise, and at 10 o'clock Sunday morning after a week's battle, the poor, tired spirit gave up the fight and Death stepped in to claim the victory. The body was tenderly prepared for burial, and accompanied by two close friends of the family, was carried to Fayetteville for interment [Trinity Lutheran Cemetery], the family and a number ot Weimar friends going through the country in autos and meet the body at Fayetteville. Although a comparative stranger here, this young man had gained many strong friends. He was so upright in his deportment, so honest, honorable and sincere, that he won friends wherever he went. At his boarding place he at once became a general favorite, and Mrs. Chandler and the boarders vied with one another during his illness to see that he lacked for no attention, which they could give him, many of them sitting up night after night by his bedside. A beautiful floral offering was purchased by them and sent to Fayetteville to be placed upon his grave, in the death of this most estimable, fine young son, Mr. and Mrs. Heinsohn have the deep and heartfelt sympathy of all our people.

Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1916, page 1
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Isabella Alice Emma

Funeral Services Held For San Antonio Lady

Services were held Monday, Jan. 15, from the Frnka Funeral Home in New Ulm for Miss Isabella Heinsohn of San Antonio. Rev. Leo H. Simon of the Trinity Lutheran church officiated. Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg.

Miss Heinsohn, before her removal to San Antonio was a resident of near Rockhouse, where she was born on October 2, 1894. She reached the age of 45 years, passing away on Saturday, January 13 at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Reichenbach, of San Antonio. She has been an invalid, suffering for the past eighteen years. Two sisters preceded her in death, as did her mother, who died on Thanksgiving Day in 1937. She is survived by her father, Anton Heinsohn, and two nephews, Anton Suhr and Eugene Heinsohn.

New Ulm Enterprise, January 18, 1940
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnsosn

Heinsohn, John Jr.

John Heinsohn, jr., a well-known young farmer living about four miles northeast of Weimar, died Tuesday morning of pneumonia.
[Buried Osage Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1894
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht
Photo courtesy Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Lucille (Fogle)

Lucille Heinsohn, 83, of Columbus and formerly of Weimar, died Saturday, May 7, 1994 in Columbus.

Born Sept. 20, 1910 in Lockhart, she was the daughter of Henry and Freida (Anderson) Fogle. In 1937, she married L. C. Heinsohn. Mrs. Heinsohn was a retired employee of the Weimar Independent School District and was a member of the Eastern Star.

Funeral services were held Monday, May 9, at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with Rev. Scott Herren officiating. Interment followed in Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Pallbearers were Billy Heinsohn, Pat Kainer, Wayne Kainer, Addie Kainer, Wayne Osborne, Ed Bennett, David Fogle and Greg Grumbles.

Mrs. Heinsohn is survived by her daughter, Jean Redus of Columbus; step-son Bill Heinsohn of Weimar; sisters Eunice Duty of Eagle Lake and Jewell Windsor of Austin; brothers Gus Fogle of Weimar and William Fogle of Austin; two grandchildren, seven step-grandchilden and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Oct. 13, 1984; her parents; one brother, Henry Fogle.Jr.; step-daughter Dee Kainer; and step-grandson Kent Redus.

Colorado County Citizen, May 11, 1994, page 12
From the files of Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Martha Mae (Cejka)

Mrs. Leonard Heinsohn

The death of Mrs. Leonard Heinsohn (nee Cejka) occurred at the family residence in the city last Saturday, shortly after noon. She had been suffering from tuberculosis for some months.

The remains were taken to Weimar where funeral services were held. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating, and interment made [in St. Michael's Cemetery] at three o'clock Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Heinsohn is survived by the sorrowing husband and two small children.

Colorado County Citizen, Feb 13, 1930
Contributed by Rox Ann Johnsosn

Heinsohn, Mary (Schroeder)

Mary Schroeder Heinsohn

April 9, 1869 - October 18, 1950

Mrs. Mary Schroeder Heinsohn, 81, died at her home in Beeville Tuesday night. She is survived by her husband, Fred Heinsohn; six children; sixteen grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren; four brothers, Reimer Schroeder and Bert Schroeder of Dickinson, George Schroeder of Galveston, Waldemar Schroeder of Luling; one sister, Mrs. O. L. Heinsohn of New Ulm Texas.

The surviving children are three daughters: Mrs. Howard J. Campbell of Eagle Lake, Mrs. E. I. Crow of Taft. Mrs. F. L. Owings of Devine; and three sons, Walter F. and Leslie Heinsohn of Odem, and Reimer Heinsohn of Beeville. Three children preceded her in death: Mrs. L. A. Hardy, Mrs. S. H. Yeats, and Norman Heinsohn.

Mrs. Heinsohn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, was born in New Orleans, La., April 9, 1869. She married Fred Heinsohn at Frelsburg, Colorado Co. Texas, on September 1, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Heinsohn lived there from the time they married until 1899 when they moved to the Viggo community, two miles west of Beeville where they resided since.

Mrs. Heinsohn had been a member of the Baptist Church for 26 years, and prior to joining that church she had been an attender.

The pallbearers were six grandsons: Frederick Hale Heinsohn, Robert Hardy, Lonnie Perry Owings, Roland Campbell, and Leslie Yeats.

Funeral services were set for 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Galloway Chapel in Beeville. Services are to be conducted by the Rev. W. C. Binford, a retired minister of Beeville, assisted by the Rev. J. M. Lunsford, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Beeville.

Burial will be in the family plot in Glenwood Cemetery in Beeville.

Undated newsclipping submitted by Grace Campbell Clowe

From Galveston to Frelsburg in 1879 - A letter from Mary Schroeder Heinsohn

Heinsohn, Moody William

Oakland News Notes [Delayed]
Nov. 23

Oliver Bock went over to Robstown Saturday on a sad mission, having received word that morning that his brother-in-law, Mr. M. W. Heinsohn was dead.  He returned Sunday accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Heinsohn, (nee Lydia Bock) and baby, and the remains of Mr. Heinsohn, to Weimar, where interment was made Monday. [Weimar Masonic Cemetery]  Mrs. Heinsohn and baby are now with her mother, Mrs. Chas. Bock.  We drop the tear of sympathy to this bereaved wife, in this sad hour, and commend her to Him, who has said that, "Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal."  We understand that Mr. Heinsohn was sick only a short while and to say his death was a shock to his loved ones and friends, would never express it.  Oh the uncertainty of life and the surety of death.

Weimar Mercury
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Oliver Vernon

Young Vernon Heinson[sic] Died at Oakland

Vernon Heinson[sic], son of Mrs. W. Obenhaus of Oakland, died Tuesday of this week, funeral taking place at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at this place on Wednesday morning. Rev. J. C. Wilson, Methodist pastor of Eagle Lake, officiating.

Vernon Heinson was 18 years of age at the time of his death. He had been an invalid all his life and no doubt death was a great relief to him, although his mother and other relatives will mourn his passing. He had been in bed for the past several months, the end coming Tuesday of this week. Having ben afflicted as he was he was somewhat of a burden to his mother, but this did not keep her from loving him the ore. The boy will be greatly missed in the home.

The Mercury joins a host of friends of the family in extending condolence to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 17 1928, page 1
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Otto Ludwig

Aged Frelsburg Citizen Answers Call of Death

(By Miss Pearl Westphal)

Otto L. Heinsohn, 72, well known and universally respected citizen of the Frelsburg community, died suddenly at his home Friday afternoon, of a heart stroke.

He had eaten a hearty meal Friday noon and had lain down to take a nap. After few minutes he complained of a pain in his chest which he thought was caused by a slight cold. Soon his wife noticed his labored breathing and becoming alarmed called to her two sons who summoned a physician. Death came before any of the daughters could reach the bedside.

Funeral service was held at the family home with interment in the Frelsburg [Trinity Lutheran] Cemetery, Rev. H. C. Poehlmann of the Frelsburg Lutheran church officiating.

Mr. Heinsohn was born near Frelsburg December 7, 1864, and moved with his parents when he was four years of age to the farm where the family now resides. He was married to Miss Helena Schroeder on November 27, 1889.

Survivors are the wife, two sons, Wilkins and Clarence of Frelsburg, four daughters, Mrs. O. W. Albrecht of Willow Springs, Mrs. Lester Schwecke, Mrs. G. A. Blezinger and Miss Felicia Heinsohn of New Ulm, two brothers, Fred of Beeville and C. C. of Minnesota, and four grandchildren.

The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the entire community and section.

Colorado County Citizen, October 7, 1937
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnsosn

Heinsohn, Robert Theodore

Robert Heinsohn Dies Suddenly

Robert Heinsohn, 52, well known retired farmer and business man of Frelsburg, died suddenly at his home at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15. He had been in poor health for some time.

Mr. Heinsohn, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dietrich Heinsohn, was born near Frelsburg January 13, 1883. On January 4, 1910, at Shaw's Bend, he married Miss Lena Brune, of that community. He was a lifelong member of the Lutheran church.

Besides the wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edgar Krause of Fayetteville; one grandchild, Ruby Faye Krause; three sisters, Mrs. Otto Krebs of Fayetteville, Mrs. Phillip Buegeler of Kenedy, and Mrs. Pauline Kautz of Industry; three brothers, Edwin Heinsohn of Poth,. Elo Heinsohn of Corpus Christi, and Fritz Heinsohn of Frelsburg.

Funeral services were held from the home in Frelsburg Thursday, May 17, at 3 p.m., with Rev.W. Wolf of Welcome, supply pastor of the Frelsburg Lutheran church, officiating. Burial was in the Frelsburg [Trinity Lutheran] cemetery. Frnka Funeral Home, with Ben Boehme directing, had charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, May 24, 1945

Heinsohn, Wilhelmina (Frels)

HEINSOHN—Frelsburg, Tex., March 7.—Mrs. Wilhelmina Heinsohn died at her home in this city on Feb. 28, at the age of 62 years. Her remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery on the 1st inst., Rev. Gust Szillatt officiating.

Galveston Daily News, March 8, 1911

Ellinger News Items

March 6, —The death of Mrs. Wilhelmine Heinsohn of Frelsburg, occurred on Feb 28th. The deceased was in her 62nd year and one of the foremost residents of this section. Her remains were laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg the next day. Rev. Scillat officiating. Peace to her ashes.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1911
Contributed by Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Wilkens Ernest

Services Monday For W. E. Heinsohn Of Willow Springs

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Fayetteville for Wilkens E. Heinsohn, 52, who died at a La Grange hospital Saturday morning after a long illness. Burial was in the Frelsburg Lutheran cemetery with Rev. W. Wolf of Welcome, Tex. officiating.

Born Aug. 10,. 1897, Mr. Heinsohn was a son of O. L. and Clara Schroeder Heinsohn. He was a farmer and rancher at Willow Springs .

Survivors are his wife, the, former Bernice Weishuhn; 2 sons, Clyde and Wesley and 3 daughters, Delores, Wanda Lee and Sandra of Willow Springs and 4 sisters, Mrs. Felicia Schultz, Columbus;. Mrs. O. W. Albrecht, Willow Springs; Mrs. George Blezinger, New Bremen, and Mrs. Lester Schweke, New Uim.

Colorado County Citizen, January 18, 1950

Heinsohn, William Joseph

William Heinsohn Funeral Services Held Dec. 4

William Joseph Heinsohn, 78, of Weimar, died Dec. 2 at Citizens Hospital in Victoria.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Heinsohn was born Oct, 9, 1924 in Columbus to Leonard and Martha Cejka Heinsohn.

He served as Staff Sergeant in the 405th Infantry Regiment of the 102nd Division during World War II from Nov. 23, 1942 to March 31, 1946.

He was wounded in action in European Theater. He received the Purple Heart, American Theatre Medal, European-African Middle-Eastern Theatre Medal, Bronze Battle Star Medal, Good Conduct Medal, MM Rifle Combat Infantryman Badge and Expert Infantryman Badge.

He married Janet Hyman in California on March 19, 1946. She preceded him in death in 1973. He was a rancher.

Mr. Heinsohn is survived by son, William "Billy" Heinsohn of Houston; longtime companion, Henrietta Smrkovsky of Schulenburg; sister, Jean Redus of Columbus; brother, Rev. Leonard Heinsohn Allgood of Plano; one granddaughter, Sasha Murphy and husband Darin of Austin; one great-grandchild, Dexter Murphy; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother and sister.

Weimar Mercury, December 5, 2002
From files of Rox Ann Johnson

Heinsohn, Wuebke Margarete “Meta” (Harfst)

Frelsburg, June 20. – Died here at the residence of her son, about four miles north of here, Mrs. O. Heinsohn, after having dropsy about six months.  She was 79 years of age and leaves eight children, all of hwom are now married and well to do.  Her remains were interred at the Lutheran church cemetery at this place. [Should have read as Mrs. W. (Wilhelm) Heinsohn.  She died June 18.]

Weimar Mercury, 29 Jun 1901
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Rockhouse, 27 June
On last Tuesday the widowed Mrs. Meta Heinsohn nee Harfus[sic] died after long and serious suffering and was buried the next day at the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg by Pastor Gerstmann. She was born in the year 1821 in the province of Oldenburg, Germany. She entered into matrimony with Mr. Wilhelm Heinsohn. From this marriage came 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters, of which one son ws snatched away by death in the bloom of youth. Mr. and Mrs. Heinsohn immigrated to Texas and belonged to the first settlers in this area. In the year 1885 the beloved husband died and since that time the now deceased lived with her son, Mr. Otto Heinsohn. In physical and spiritual vigor the dearly departed proved to be a true mother and grandmother to her children and her memory will remain honored in the hearts of her children and grandchildren. The funeral of the beloved old mother formed a large ceremony in which not only all her loved ones, but also friends and acquaintances from the area participated in great number--proof of in what great esteem the deceased was held by all. At the grave besides her eight children, mourned numerous grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a large circle of relatives. With this we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the mourning survivors and may time, which is all healing, also bring the cure for this deep wound as well.

Bellville Wochenblatt, June 27, 1901
Translation submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

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