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Helmcamp, Alfred Joseph

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
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Helmcamp, Annie (Till)

Final Rites For Mrs. C. Helmcamp, 61, To Be Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Helmcamp, 62, who died Wednesday morning at her home, will be held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Friday morning (tomorrow). Services at the church will begin at 9 o’clock.

Rev. Allis Goertz will conduct the final rites, and burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rosary is set for 7:30 o'clock tonight (Thursday) at the Funeral Home.

Mrs. Helmcamp, a lifelong resident of this section, had been ill for the past three years. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Born May 11, 1889 in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Stephen and Theresa Till. On Nov. 12, 1907, at Weimar, she was married to Mr. Helmcamp. Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Leona Sanders of Glidden, Mrs. Adela Leve of Weimar and Mrs. Henrietta Krenek of Ellinger; two sons, Hugo of Sheridan and Edgar of Weimar; a brother Joe Till; and four sisters, Mrs. Joe Seifert and Mrs. Herman Teltschik of Weimar, Mrs. Albert Klockmann of Eagle Lake, and Mrs. Theresa Skrovanek of Houston. Six grandchildren also survive.

Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1950, page 1

Helmcamp, Bennie E.

B. Helmcamp. Funeral Held Here March 26.

Funeral services for Bennie E Helmcamp, 75, of Weimar, were held Saturday, March 26, from. St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Helmcamp, a retired contractor and founder of Helmcamp Lumber & Hdwe. here, died Thursday,March 24, in Columbus.

Born June 20, 1912, in- Fayette County, he was a son of Edmund and Mary (Till) Helmcamp. He married Aldean Freis at St. Michael's on Oct. 12, 1936.

Helmcamp was a farmer from 1936 to 1941. From 1941 to 1944 he worked in the shipyards at Houston.

He was a general contractor here from 1944 to 1949, and in 1950 he branched out into retail building supplies, establishing the lumber and hardware business, while continuing to do contracting. He was active in the postwar growth of Weimar, building several prominent buildings. He retired in January. 1977.

His wife survives, along with two sons, Bernard and Donald Helmcamp of 'Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Berna Dee (Jerry) Kubenka of Weimar and Mrs. Jean (Keith) Barkley of Weimar and Austin; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Alfred Helmcamp of Weimar; and a sister, Mrs. Alice Klesel of Weimar. A brother, Emil, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers for his funeral were Adolph Kainer, E. J. "BIackie" Seifert, Billy Strunk, Gary Helmcamp, Oscar Schobel Jr., and Larry Helmcamp. Honorary pallbearers were Walter Scott and Herbert Wick.

Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1988, pages 1 ands 16

Helmcamp, Bernard Joseph

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
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Helmcamp, Bertha (Rainoshek)


This section and people were great!y shocked last Friday morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Bertha Helmcamp, the beloved wife of Wm. Helmcamp, Jr., a well known and popular, farmer of the Borden community, which occurred the night previous at the family home, after a comparatively brief illness, of the flu. Mrs. Helmcamp was formerly Miss Louise Rainoshek[, and was 35 years of age. She was a most estimable, good woman, beloved by all who knew her, and In her sad death the bereaved husband and little children have the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Friday afternoon. Our heartfelt condolence goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, March 19, 1920, page 1

Helmcamp, Charles

Chas. Helmcamp, 77, Succumbs To Heart Ailment

Charles Helmcamp, 77-year-old retired farmer and lifelong resident of this area, died Saturday, Sept. 8 in Youens Hospital, of heart disease that had been limiting his activities for several years.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, Sept. 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. John Bily officiated.

Born Aug. 21, 1885, in Fayette County, he was the son of William and Emilia Helmcamp. He married Miss Annie Till in 1906 and they settled in the Borden community. They moved to Weimar in 1943, and Mrs. Helmcamp died in 1950. A son, Edgar, a brother, Emil, and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Hoelscher, Mrs. Emil Kainer and Miss Clara Helmcamp, also preceded him in death.

Surviving Mr. Helmcamp are three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Adela) Laeve of Weimar, Mrs. Frank (Leona) Sanders of Columbus and Mrs. Rudy (Henrietta) Krenek of Ellinger; one son, Hugo Helmcamp of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Brossmann of Houston and Mrs. Adolf Krasucki of San Antonio; two brothers, Willie and Edmund Helmcamp of Weimar; 6 grandchildren nd one great grandchild.

Pallbearers were Alfred J. Helmcamp, Alfons Teltschik, Henry Dreitner, Lawrence Seifert, Alfred H. Helmcamp and Charlie Hoelscher.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1962, page 1

Helmcamp, Clara

Clara, the 8-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Wm. Helmcamp of Sedan, died last Friday of congestion, after an illness of only three days. She was a bright little girl, the pride of her parents, and in her death the sorrowing parents have the sympathy of all our people.
[Place of interment unknown. Her parents are buried at St. Michael's]

Weimar Mercury, July 28, 1900, page 7

Helmcamp, Edgar E

Edgar Helmcamp Funeral Is Held in Weimar Tuesday

Funeral services were held in Weimar Tuesday morning for Edgar. E. Helmcamp, 42, who died Saturday night while he was being taken home. by friends after be became ill at his place of business, the Helmcamp recreation parlor.

Services were in St. Michael's Catholic church, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery. Hubbard's Funeral home was in charge,

Mr. Helmcamp, who had spent his entire life In WeImar, is survived by his father, Charles Helmcamp; a brother, Hugo, of Sheridan, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Leona Sanders of Glidden, Mrs. Adele Laeve of Borden and Mrs. Henrietta Krenek of EllInger.

He served about 5 years in the army, during World War II.

Colorado County Citizen, June 24, 1954

Helmcamp, Edmund J.

Final Rites for Edm. Helmcamp, 79, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Edmund J. Helmcamp, 79, were held Sunday at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mr. Helmcamp, a lifelong resident of this area, died at 7:50 a.m. Friday, May 19, at Youens Hospital, where he had been a patient since May 3. He had been ill about six months.

Born April 22, 1888, in the Sedan community northwest of here, he was a son of William and Emilia Bayer Helmcamp. He married Mary Till on Oct. 11, 1910, and they settled in the Borden-Osage area. They retired from farming and moved to Weimar 22 years ago.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Bennie, Emil and Alfred, all of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. Hugo (Alice) Klesel of Weimar; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; one brother, William Helmcamp of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Brossmann of Houston and Mrs. Emma Krasucki of Jourdanton.

Pallbearers were Harris Ulrich, Hugo Helmcamp Sr., Alfred Helmcamp, Oscar Helmcamp of Houston, Clarence Skrovan of El Campo, and Harvey Fisbeck of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, May 25, 1967, page 4

Helmcamp, Emil J.

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

Helmcamp, Emilie (Beyer)



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

Helmcamp, Mary (Polk)

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

Helmcamp, Rosa (Wick)

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

Helmcamp, William Sr.

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

Helmcamp, William Joseph

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.

Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated.

Mr. Helmcamp died at his home at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 of heart disease. He had been ill the past four years.

Born May 14, 1879, in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, he married Bertha Rainosek on Oct. 29, 1906, at Bluff. She died in 1920, and later he married Mrs. Mary Polk Sciba, who died in 1960.

He was a farmer and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Surviving are four sons, Robert of Hallettsville, Leon, Walter and Herbert of houston, Alfred of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Cernoch of Houston and Mrs. Edna Harrison of San Leon; two stepsons, Walter Sciba of Houston and Ervin Sciba of San Jose, Calif.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lena Brossmann of Houston and Mrs. Adolf Krasucki of Jourdanton.

Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Leonard J. Helmcamp, Charles Helmcamp, James Helmcamp, Herbert E. helmcamp, Victor Vasek and Harold Fowle.

Weimar Mercury, December 7, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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