Alfred Helmcamp Funeral Services Held Nov. 7
Alfred Joseph Helmcamp, 83, of Weimar, died Nov. 4 at Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy of heart failure.
Funeral services where held Thursday, Nov. 7 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father John Bily and Rev. Glen Schoeneberg officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Mr. Helmcamp was born Nov. 10, 1918 in the Osage area to Edmund and Mary (Till) Helmcamp.
He attended school in Osage. On Nov. 10, 1942 he married Leona Dahse at St. Michael Catholic Church.
He served in World War II from August 1941 to December 1945 and was honorably discharged.
He was a sharpshooter MI marksman and received the American Theatre Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal.
He served as an M-P for 2 _ years and the remainder of the time as a medical aidman.
He was a self-employed painter and worked in maintenance at Youens Memorial Hospital for eight years before retiring. He lived in his area his entire life.
Mr. Helmcamp is survived by one son, Larry and wife JoAnn Helmcamp of Sugar Land; two daughters, Janelle and husband Allan Schoeneberg of Katy, and Darlene and husband Steve Withrow of Houston.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Lisa and husband Beau Senogles, David and wife Amber Helmcamp, Keith and wife LaVonne Schoeneberg, Stephen and wife Heather Schoeneberg, Rodney Helmcamp and Craig Christian; and two great-grandchildren, Kaylen and Kyle Senogles.
One sister, Alice Klesel of Weimar and numerous nieces and nephews, also survive him.
He was preceded in death by his wife, and two brothers, Bennie and Emil Helmcamp.
Pallbearers were grandsons David and Rodney Helmcamp, Keith and Stephen Schoeneberg, Craig Christian and Beau Senogles. Honorary pallbearer was Oscar Schobel Sr.
The Weimar Mercury, November 14, 2002
B. Helmcamp Funeral Services Held Nov. 30
Bernard Joseph Helmcamp, 63, of Weimar, died Friday, Nov. 28 at Parkview Manor.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 30 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Mr. Helmcamp was born June 6, 1940 in Weimar to Bennie Helmcamp and Aldine Freis Helmcamp. He attended St. Michael and Weimar High Schools.
He married JoAnn Ulcak on May 22, 1960 in Hallettsville and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He worked as an independent contractor and carpenter in and around the Weimar area most of his life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He retired last year and moved to Port O’Conner on the Gulf Coast to fish and enjoy the outdoors. He was known to most as someone who loved to piddle, joke and laugh.
Mr. Helmcamp is survived by his children, Cindy Pesak and husband Robert, Gary Helmcamp and wife Janelle, Melissa Guenther and husband Neal, and Kenny Helmcamp and wife Gwen, all of Weimar; nine grandchildren; one sister, Jean Barkley and husband Doug; one brother, Donald Helmcamp and wife Lisa, all of Weimar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Pallbearers were Bobby Pesak, Jay Helmcamp, Carl Schobel, Leonard Kahlden and Jimmie Kunschick.
Honorary pallbearers were Larry Helmcamp, Donnie Cowling, George Andel and Elmer Muenster.
The Weimar Mercury, December 4, 2003
Final Rites for Emil Helmcamp, 79, Wednesday
Funeral services for Emil J. Helmcamp, 79, retired Weimar area farmer, were held Wednesday morning, July 24, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
He died early Tuesday morning at Youens Hospital her after a two-day illness.
Born Jan. 31, 1878, in the Sedan section northwest of Weimar , he was the son of Wm. and Emilia Helmcamp. He married Miss Rosa Wick here Nov. 22, 1898, and they settled at Borden. He was a member of St. Michael's Church, Sons of Hermann, and St. Joseph's Society.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Edward J. Gold of Columbus, Mrs. Otto H. Berger, Mrs. Henry Dreitner and Mrs. Eddie Michalek, all of Weimar; a son, Oscar F. Helmcamp of Houston; six grandchildren; three brothers, Chas., Wm. and Edmund, all of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Ed Brossmann of Houston and Mrs. Ad. Krasucky of Jourdanton. Two sister, Mrs. Robt. Hoelscher and Mrs. Emil Kainer, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers for the funeral were Hugo Helmcamp, Joe F. Gold, Henry J. Dreitner, Alfred J. Helmcamp, Robert J. Berger and Alfred Helmcamp.
Weimar Mercury, July 26, 1957
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. HELMCAMP
BELOVED LADY OF SEDAN COMMUNITY DIED SUNDAY; IS BURIED THE FOLLOWING DAY
A death that occasioned much sadness throughout this section was that of Mrs. Emilie Helmcamp, widow of the late Wm. Helmcamp, which occurred at the old family home in the Sedan community Sunday last, after an illness extending over several months. Every care and attention was given this most estimable lady, but “God’s finger touched her, and she slept.” The remains were tenderly prepared for burial and on Monday afternoon in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery by the side of her beloved husband, who had preceded her to the grave some twelve years previous, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating in an impressive service.
Mrs. Emilie Helmcamp was born in Austria Nov. 26, 1857, came to this country at the age of 14 years, was married to Mr. Wm Helmcamp at LaGrange forty-six years ago, and had lived on the old family homestead in the Sedan community from the time of her marriage up to her death. Her beloved husband died some twelve years ago this month. Mrs. Helmcamp was the mother of ten children, of whom eight--four sons and four daughters--survive, as follows: Mrs. Emil Kainer, Mrs. Robt Hoelscher, Mrs. Ed Brossmann and Miss Emma Helmcamp, Emil, Willie, Charles and Ed Helmcamp, all residing in this immediate section. She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jos. Schindler of Pilot Point, and a brother Mr. Chas. Beyer of Mineral Wells.
Mrs. Helmcamp was a tender, thoughtful wife and mother, beloved by everyone who knew her. As a neighbor and friend, she had few if any equals, was always ready to assist the sick and needy, and her presence lent a ray of sunshine to every gathering, whether it was old or young people. She was almost idolized by her children, who are heart-broken over the death of their beloved mother. The writer feels keenly the death of Mrs. Helmcamp, who, with her beloved husband, was a friend of the past thirty-five years, and for both of whom he ever held the highest regard.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved children in the loss of their beloved mot, one of the sweetest and best women we ever knew. May a Merciful Father comfort them as He alone can.
Weimar Mercury, Jan 12, 1923, page 1
Final Rites for Mrs. W. Helmcamp, 75, Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Wm. J. Helmcamp, 75, were, held Wednesday morning, Nov. 9, at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with the Rt. Rev. A. F. Drozd officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Helmcamp had been in ill health the past five years and seriously ill about a week. She died at her home in the Sedan community at about 10:30 p. m. Monday, Nov. 7.
The former Miss Mary Polk, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Polk and was born near Weimar May 13, 1885. Her entire life had been spent in this vicinity. Her first husband, Johann J. Sciba, died in 1909, and she was married to Mr. Helmcamp several years later.
Surviving are two[sic] sons, Walter Sciba of Houston, Erwin Sciba of San Jose, Calif., Alfred Helmcamp of Weimar, Robert Helmcamp of Oakland, Herbert and Leon Helmcamp of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. D. R. Harrison of Houston and Mrs. Willie Cernoch of Denton; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Frank and Adolph Polk of Weimar; four sisters, Mrs. Millie Rahlwes, Mrs. Edmund Berger and Mrs. Joe Berger, all of Weimar; and Mrs. Emil Wesselsky of Nada.
Pallbearers were Walter Sciba Jr., Leroy Polk, Otto Beck, Charlie Hoelscher, Charles Helmcamp, and Bennie Helmcamp.
Weimar Mercury, November 11, 1960, page 1
Final Rites for Mrs. R. Helmcamp, 72, Held Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Helmcamp, 72, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Friday morning, August 26, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiated, assisted by Rev. Alois Goertz.
Mrs. Helmcamp, a resident of this section for 68 years, died in the Weimar Hospital Wednesday, after an illness of a week. She had been in poor health for several years.
Born in Austria Nov 14, 1876, she was the daughter of Joseph and Barbara Wick. She came to this country with her parents at the age of four, the family settling near Weimar. On Nov. 22, 1899, she was married to Emil J. Helmcamp. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Society.
Surviving are her husband, Mr. Helmcamp; four daughters, Mrs. F. J. (Eleanora) Gold of Columbus, Mrs. O. H. (Regina) Berger, Mrs. H. (Emilie) Dreitner, and Mrs. E. (Rosa) Michalek of Weimar; one son, Oscar Helmcamp of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Tina Kasper of Weimar, Mrs. Theresia Hoelscher of Columbus and two brothers, Frank and Steve Wick of Weimar. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Two of Mrs. Helmcamp’s children died in infancy, and two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death, the last being Ed Wick of Houston, who died three weeks ago.
Pallbearers at the funeral were Alfred Wick, Alfred Helmcamp, Herbert Wick, Herbert Beck, Bennie Helmcamp, Oscar Hoelscher and Edgar Helmcamp, all of Weimar, and Robert Wick of Houston.
Weimar Mercury, September 2, 1949, page 1
Death of Wm. Helmcamp, Sr.
Wm. Helmcamp, Sr., one of the most prominent and popular farmers of this section, died of Bright’s disease at the family residence at Sedan, near this city, last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the funeral took place at St. Michael's cemetery, in this city the following afternoon, conducted bv the Oesterreich lodge of O. D. H. S. of Sedan, of which he was a member. Wm. Helmcamp was an old settler of this section, a man respected and loved by aIl, irrespective of nationality, for his many good qualities of head and heart. He was a very successful farmer and had acquired large land interests. The latter years of his life he was troubled a great deal with Bright's disease, and this evidently caused his death. He was a prominent member of the Hermann Soehne, and did much in his section to further the interest of this order. He leaves a widow and a number of children. nearly all of them grown and married, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of all our people is extended.
Weimar Mercury, January 27, 1911, page 1
W. Helmcamp Funeral Held
Funeral services for William Helmcamp, 93, a lifelong area resident, were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church Saturday morning, with burial in the church cemetery.
Weimar Mercury, December 7, 1972