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Hoegemeyer, Adela (Ordner)

Funeral Services Held For Adela Hoegemeyer

Adela Ordner Hoegemeyer was born on the family farm north of Frelsburg on Sept. 21, 1916. She was welcomed into the world by her parents William and Helma Ordner and brothers and sisters: William, Peter, Helena, Emil, Henrietta, Elizabeth and Harry.

The youngest of the children, Adela was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg on May 9, 1926.

She was confirmed at Trinity on Oct. 6, 1969. Adela attended St. Joseph’s School in Frelsburg.

She married Oscar Hoegemeyer in Frelsburg on June 27, 1950 and for the next 47 years made her home on the Hoegemeyer Ranch south of Weimar.

She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church of Weimar and also member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg.

Adela was very active in her Church and the community.

She was a member of the Ladies Society of the Church, the Church Beautitues Group, the Weimar Senior Citizens, Texas Sportsmans Association.

She was an active member, presently serving on the Board of Directors of the Weimar Cemetery Association.

The Hoegemeyers made their living raising cattle. After the death of her husband, Oscar, on April 3, 1989, Adela continued to raise cattle.

She always enjoyed the outdoors caring for the cattle and watching the deer.

Her blue heeler dog “Sport” was like a child to her and the protector of her and her home.

Adela was loved by her family and many friends in Weimar and Frelsburg.

She leaves to mourn her loss: sister-in-law, Louise Hoegemeyer; nephews, William Henry Hoegemeyer and wife Julie, Howard Wayne Hoegemeyer and wife Sandra, Glen Hoegemeyer and wife Geraldine, Delmar Fehenkamp and wife Ginner, Wilburn Ordner and wife Mary, Wesley Ordner and wife Gladys; nieces, Cybaline Felfe and husband Floyd, Delores Purcell and husband Ed; 16 great-nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were: Wilburn Ordner, Wesley Ordner, Ed Purcell, Delmar Fehenkamp, William Henry Hoegemeyer and Matt Moeller. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

The Weimar Mercury, May 7, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hoegemeyer, Albert

Weimar Local Matters

The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Gus. Hoegemeyer, aged 10 months, died the 5th instant. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, July 12, 1888, page 3

Hoegemeyer, Annie (Fischer)

Grandma Hoegemeyer Dead.

Mrs. Anna Hoegemeyer died Wednesday morning at about 1 o'clock at her home in this city. She was born in Germany, coming to this country 45 years ago. Mrs. Hoegemeyer was about 82 years of age at the time of her death. Her husband, Wm. Hoegemeyer, preceded her to the "land over yonder" some 34 years. Impressive funeral services were held at the home after which all that was mortal of this grand old mother was tenderly conveyed to our Silent City [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery], where by the side of a devoted husband she now rests in peace. The funeral services were conduced by Rev. Aug. Dziewas of Sublime. The deceased was the mother of a large and gifted family, many of whom now have "silver threads among the gold," as a reminder that they, too, are nearing life's sunset. The children living are, Hy. Hoegemeyer, Gus. Hoegemeyer, W. C. Hoegemeyer, Mrs. Minnie Oncken and Mrs. Louise Powell. Mrs. Hoegemeyer had been sick about one month, old age combined with other sickness was the cause of her death.

Weimar Mercury, September 24, 1915

Hoegemeyer, Celestine (Raabe)

Good Woman Passes Unto Her Reward

After a lingering illness extending over many months, Mrs. Celestine Hoegemeyer (nee Raabe) passed away at the family home a few miles from Weimar at 2 p.m. last Thursday. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery in this city Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, funeral services being conducted by Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran pastor, in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was the wife of Mr. Will C. Hoegemeyer. She was a daughter of the late Robert Raabe and wife, and was about 53 years of age at the time of her death. She was born and raised in this vicinity, and after marriage with Mr. Hoegemeyer Jan. 14, 1897, spent the remainder of her life in the sections of country where she was born, ever proving herself a devoted wife and mother, and the best of neighbors and friends. She was a member of the Lutheran Church, and a good, consistent christian woman, highly regarded by everyone who knew her.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer is survived by a devoted husband and five sons, two of her children having died in early life. The surviving children are Fred (married), John, Emil, Willie and Oscar.

The heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to Mr. Hoegemeyer and family in their deep bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, October 9, 1925

Hoegemeyer, Charles. F.


News was received here early Wednesday morning of the death of Mr. Chas. F. Hoegemeyer, one of the New Bielau community’s oldest and most respected citizens, which occurred about 6 a.m. He had been in failing health for some time, but it was not believed the end was so near. Only a few days ago he was in town attending to business matters.

The funeral will take place from the family home this afternoon (Thursday) at 3:30, with interment in the Weimar Odd Fellows’ Cemetery at 4:30.

The Mercury will publish a suitable obituary of this estimable man and citizen in our next issue.

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 1938

Hoegemeyer, Charles W.

Funeral Services For C. Hoegemeyer, 72, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Charlie Wm. Hoegemeyer, 72-year-old retired farmer of the New Bielau community, here[sic] held Saturday, March 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home.

The Rev. Charles Bawel officiated. Interment was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Walter Stech, Ben Poppe, Rudy Gold, Ernest Lichey, Otto Ulbricht, Lester Johnson, Norbert Stech, and Henry Beken Jr.

Mr. Hoegemeyer, a lifelong resident of New Bielau, died last Thursday morning of a heart attack. He had been ill about three months but had been feeling much improved.

Born at New Bielau May 10, 1888, he was the son of Charles F. and Hulda Hoegemeyer. He married Miss Leonora Kram on Dec. 6, 1910, and their recent 50th anniversary was the occasion for an enjoyable gathering of relatives and friends. Shortly afterward, they moved into Weimar and two weeks ago they sold their farm.

Mr. Hoegemeyer was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at New Bielau and for many years was a trustee of New Bielau-Content School.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Leo., C. and Milroy A., all of the Weimar area; three daughters, Mrs. Richard (Gertrude) Muehr of Weimar, Mrs. Hugo (Irma) Helmcamp of Sheridan and Mrs. Lester (Inez) Lorfing of East Bernard; 8 grandchildren; two brothers, Owen G. and Frank F. Hoegemeyer of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. Edith Beken of Weimar. A daughter, Mrs. George (Lenora) Ripper, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 32, 1961, pages 1 and 10

Hoegemeyer, Clara

The little two and a half months’ old daughter of Will Hoegemeyer and wife of the New Bielau sectioin died Friday and was buried at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Saturday, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok officiating. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, July 9, 1915, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Clara Mae


The day-old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hoegemeyer, who reside a few miles south-east of Weimar, died first of the week and the remains were laid to rest in the Weimar cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. O. A. Meyer officiating. Mrs. Hoegemeyer was the former Miss Louise Beken. the heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to the bereaved parents, so suddenly bereft of their little darling.

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1937, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Delores (Hurta)

Delores Hoegemeyer Services May 7

Delores Hoegemeyer, 88, of Weimar passed away on Tuesday, May 4.

She was born on Nov. 6, 1921 to Charles and Rosa (Marek) Hurta in Oakland.

Delores married Milroy Hoememeyer on Nov. 7, 1939 in Weimar.

She attended school in Oakland and Weimar, and was a housewife, farmer and rancher.

Delores was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ and the Naomi-Ruth Circle.

Surviving brothers and sisters are Marguerite Friedrich of Weimar, Joe Hurta of New Orleans, Erma Helmcamp of Schulenburg, and Inez Lorfing of East Bernard.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband; brother, Charlie Hurta; and sisters Virginia Elliott and Josephine Rowan.

Delores loved the land, her farm, and cattle.

She was a good gardener; excellent cook, and an avid sports fan.

Her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews were her pride and joy.

Services were held on Friday, May 7 at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery.

Pall bearers were Donnie Dittrich, Leon Hattermann, Kervy Kahlden, Elliott Koehn, Calvin Kutac, David Niesner, Craig Rainosek and Hugo Richter Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were George DuRant, Cecil Ellison, and Robert Shafer.

The Weimar Mercury, May 13, 2010
Contributed by Joyce Stancik

Hoegemeyer, Dorothy

Little Baby Girl Claimed by Death

The hearts of our good friends. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoegemeyer of Route 4, were bowed down with sorrow last Friday. when that grim monster, Death, came into their home and claims the life of their darling little baby girl. aged 2 years and I month.

The little one was taken ill Monday of last week, and although parents, family physician, relatives and friends did all in their power to save the life of the little one, it was not to be. God's finger touched her, and she slept.

The funeral took place at the Weimar Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiating in a touching burial service. Many relatives and friends were present to witness the last sad rites.

Only those who have undergone a similar experience can appreciate the terrible sorrow that it caused the parents to give up their beloved little darling, who had arrived at the age where she was indeed a treasure in the home and idolized by her proud parents.

May God pity and comfort them in their bereavement is our sincere wish.

Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1928, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Ellen Marie "Peanut" (Williams)

E. Hoegemeyer Funeral Services Held July 6

Ellen Marie Hoegemeyer, 74 of New Braunfels, died June 30, 2003 at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 5, at the First Baptist Church in Schulenburg with Rev. Bill Arnold and Rev. Larry Holden officiating.

Interment followed at Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was born Dec. 7, 1928 in Weimar to Walter W. Williams and Neta Claire Defore Williams. She attended Weimar High School and Southwest Texas State College.

She married Wilfred O "Sonny" Hoegemeyer on June 4, 1949 in Weimar and was a housewife.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer is survived by her husband Wilfred O "Sonny" Hoegemeyer of New Braunfels; children, JoLynn Holden and husband Larry of Coolidge and Jack Hoegemeyer and wife Gayle of East Bernard; six grandchildren, Jennifer Rieger and husband Scott, Jonathan Hoegemeyer and wife Dalyn, Joshua Holden and wife Mandye, James Hoegemeyer, Joel Holden and Joy Holden.

She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Kayla and Lauren Rieger, Jordan and Hayley Hoegemeyer, and Carson Holden; and siblings, Walter Wayne Williams of Lake Hills, Billy Arnold of Schulenburg and Lorene Sassin of Weimar.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Scott Rieger, Jonathan Hoegemeyer, Joshua Holden and Joel Holden, and nephews, David Sassin, Dickie Muehr, David Lorfing and Hugo Helmcamp Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were grandson, James Hoegemeyer and nephew, Donald Lorfing.

Weimar Mercury, July 31, 2003
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht


Hoegemeyer, Emil

Hoegemeyer Funeral Held Here Jan. 6

Funeral services for Emil Hoegemeyer, 81, of Weimar were held Wednesday, January 6, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Pastor Robert Cordes officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Hoegemeyer died January 4 at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for three months.

A farmer and rancher and lifelong resident of this area, he was born Aug. 7, 1900, a son of William C. and Celestine (Raabe) Hoegemeyer.

He is survived by one brother, Oscar Hoegemeyer of Weimar; three nephews and two sisters-in-law. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Glen Hoegemeyer, Howard Hoegemeyer, William Hoegemeyer, Howard Raabe, Melvin Otto, and Raymond Janacek.

The Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1982
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hoegemeyer, Frank F.

Frank Hoegemeyer Funeral Thursday

Funeral services for Frank F. Hoegemeyer, 83, of Columbus, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 at Columbus Funeral Home, with interment in Masonic Cemetery at Weimar.

Mr. Hoegemeyer, a former resident of this area, was a former sheriff of Colorado County. No further details were available for this issue.

Weimar Mercury, January 11, 1968, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Fred

Hoegemeyer FuneraI HeId Here Monday

Funeral services for. Fred Hoegemeyer, 84, of Weimar were held Monday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.

Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mr. Hoegemeyer died Saturday, Nov, 28, at 1:30 p.m. in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for 17 days. He had been in failing health for the past year and a half.

A rancher and lifelong resident of this area, he was born Nov. 17, 1897, a son of W. C. and Celestine (Raabe) Hoegemeyer. He married Nellie Graves here on Nov. 29, 1922. She died on May 14, 1976.

Mr. Hoegemeyer is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Geraldine Hoegemeyer of Weimar; one granddaughter, Glenda Hoegemeyer of Weimar; and two brothers, Emil and Oscar Hoegemeyer, both of Weimar.

A daughter, Dorothy, died on Nov. 2, 1928; and a son, Fritz, died on Oct. 20, 1931. Also preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers were William Hoegemeyer, Howard Hoegemeyer, David Raabe, Howard Raabe, William Rugeley, and Willie J. Sassin.

Weimar Mercury, December 3, 1981, page 8

Hoegemeyer, Fritz Otto


Fritz Otto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoegemeyer, living southeast of Weimar, died Tuesday night, after a long illness, and the remains were laid to rest in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] cemetery at this place Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister of Schulenburg, officiating in a touching burial service , in the presence of a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends.

This little boy was 3 years, 3 1/2 months old. He had been ill for a long time, and although everything that medical skill and loving hands of parents could do for him was done,it was without avail. “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” Mr. and Mrs. Hoegemeyer, in the loss of their beloved little son, have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section.

Weimar Mercury, October 23, 1931, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Glen

Glen Hoegemeyer

Glen Hoegemeyer, 70 of Weimar, passed away Sept. 29 at 10:28 a.m. at Colorado Fayette Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 9, 1939 to parents, Fred Hoegemeyer and Nellie (Graves) Hoegemeyer. He attended Weimar High School and served in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was also a past member of the Weimar Lion’s Club and the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a current member of the Weimar Knights of Columbus.

On May 10, 1959, he married Geraldine Brune at St. Michaels Church in Weimar. They made their home in Weimar for the next 50 years.

He owned and operated a heavy equipment construction company, working all over the state, although his business was based in Weimar. In later years, he also worked in Colorado at the Denver Airport and on other projects.

He was very generous with his business, donating both work and materials to several community projects. He donated work and materials for the first helio pad at the old Youens hospital, all the materials for the St. Michaels School athletic field and work and materials for the Weimar High School athletic field.

He was an outdoors person and enjoyed hunting, both locally and in Colorado, boating, and water sailing at his family’s house on Lake Travis. He was a family-oriented person and was never happier than when he was with his family entertaining friends. He also enjoyed quiet time at home with his beloved cats.

He was preceded in death by one brother; and one sister.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Hoegemeyer; daughter, Glenda Hoegemeyer Bartek of Weimar; and grandson, Justin Bartek of Weimar.

Funeral services took place on Oct. 2 at St. Michaels Church in Weimar, with Father Bealy officiating. Internment followed at St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ewald Friedrich, Ken Kram, Howard Hoegemeyer, William Hoegemeyer, David Raabe, Howard Raabe, Barney Kasper, Maurice Kasper, Justin Bartek and Brian Bartek. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Martinez, Johnnie Kasper, Rudy Meyer, Melvin Otto and Cliff Keiner.

Colorado County Citizen, October 13, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Hoegemeyer, Gustav William

Last Rites For Gus Hoegemeyer Held at New Bielau

Funeral services were held last Friday for Mr. Gustav William Hoegemeyer, 80, who died at his home near Weimar Wednesday June 17. The Rev. Flachmeier directed the services at the Hubbard Funeral Home and interment was made in the New Bielau Cemetery.

Mr. Hoegemeyer was born in the community of Berlin, Washington Co., on February 19, 1862, the son of William and Anna Flacher Hoegemeyer. He was baptized there. In 1873 he came to Weimar with his parents. He was confirmed at Content by Rev. Geiger. He married Miss Hrelin Trojan at Weimar in 1890. To this union was born one son, who died in infancy. Mr. Hoegemeyer followed farming as his occupation and had lived in Colorado County about sixty years. His death followed an extended illness.

Surviving Mr. Hoegemeyer are his widow, Mrs. Gus Hoegemeyer of Weimar; a brother, Will C. Hoegemeyer, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Oncken, both of Weimar.

The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, June 26, 1942

Hoegemeyer, Hulda (Engels)

Death of Prominent Lady of the Bielau Community

Many of our citizens were saddened early Saturday morning when news spread over the city that Mrs. Hulda Hoegemeyer, beloved wife of Mr. Chas. Hoegemeyer, had died at the family home in that community the previous night. We learned afterward that Mrs. Hoegemeyer had been troubled for some time past with heart trouble. However, she was up and about on Friday, and no one dreamed that her death was so very near. During the night she was taken ill and it was evident that the end was near. Her children were summoned and although everything humanly possible was done for her, it was without avail, and ere the light of another day dawned upon that family home this good woman had gone to join her loved gone on before.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery, with Rev. O. A. Meyer, local Evangelical minister, officiating at the grave and at the family home.

The decedent, Mrs. Hulda Hoegemeyer, was born June 6, I863, at Yorktown. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernhard Engels. She came to Colorado County at the age of 2 1/2 years, was confirmed at Sublime on April 19, 1873, and was married to Mr. Charles F. Hoegemeyer on Nov. 22, 1881. She lived in the family home for a period of forty-eight years. She passed away Friday night at the age of 74 years, 2 months and 25 days.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. Chas. F. Hoegemeyer, and seven children, as follows: Mr. Owen G. Hoegemeyer of Columbus. Mr. Otto G. Hoegemeyer of Nixon, Mr. F. F. Hoegemeyer of Columbus, Mrs. Ernestine Dahse, Mrs. Edith Beken and Mr. Chas. W. Hoegemeyer of New Bielau, Mr. F. Herman Hoegemeyer of Corpus Christi: other survivors are thirteen grandchildren, one brother. Mr. Adolph Engels, and five sisters, as follows: Mrs. Ida Dahse, Mrs. Alvine Sachs, Mrs. Pauline Gerstenberg, Mrs. Clara Laas and Mrs. Olga Guenther.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was a woman of a lovely disposition. Those who knew her were charmed to be in her presence. She was always a dutiful wife, an affectionate mother, a kind neighbor and friend, and will be sadly missed in the community where she resided for so long a time.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, September 10, 1937, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Leo

Leo Hoegemeyer,90 of Weimar, passed away Feb.4 at his residence.

He was born to Charles W.and Leonora Kram Hoegemeyer on Nov.16, 1911 in New Bielau. He married Selma Emmel on Dec.5,1938 in Columbus. He was a drag line operator,a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Brotherhood and was a hunter,singer and musician.

He is preceeded in death by his parents;brother,Milroy Hoegemeyer;and sisters,Gertrude Muehr and Leonora Ripper.

He is survived by his wife; sisters, Irma Helmcamp of Weimar and Inez Lorfing of East Bernard;brother, Wilfred Hoegemeyer of New Braunfels; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 6 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with the Revs.Warren Rinehart and Vernon Rabel officiating.

Interment followed in Masonic Cemetary in Weimar.

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Hoegemeyer, Louis Henry

Well Known Farmer of Harmony Section Found Dead With Bullet In Head

Funeral Services Held Monday Afternoon at New Bielau Cemetery.

Louis Henry Hoegemeyer, 44-year-old Weimar area farmer and blacksmith living in the Harmony section about eight miles southeast of here, was found dead Sunday morning, a bullet hole in his head and a 25-20 calibre rifle nearby. The farmer’s wife, in the yard at the time she hard[sic] a rifle fired, made the discovery.

Her husband lay on the floor, lifeless. A rifle nearby, was mute evidence of what had happened.

Judge A. J. Ratliff of Weimar, called to the scene, returned a verdict of suicide.

The deceased was in Weimar Saturday night, apparently in good spirits. Several Weimar persons reported that they talked with him at the time and there was nothing in his manner to indicate that anything worried him. He arrived home, it was reported, early Sunday morning and retired for the night.

At about nine o’clock Sunday morning, his wife heard a rifle shot. She rushed indoors. Her husband had expired.

The deceased, who was born Sept. 6, 1894, was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Hoegemeyer of the Harmony section and had lived in that area during his lifetime, on land adjoining his parents. He had no children and is survived only by his parents and a widow, Mrs. Anna Hoegemeyer.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the family home and at the New Bielau Cemetery, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiating. Interment was in the New Bielau Cemetery.

The Mercury offers sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1939, page 1

Hoegemeyer, Louise (Beken)

L. Hoegemeyer Funeral Services Held April 23

Louise (Beken) Hoegemeyer, 93, of Schulenburg died April 20 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 23, at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was born Oct. 5, 1911 in New Bielau to Henry Beken and Annie (Havemann) Beken.

She attended public school.

Louise married Willie Hoegemeyer on Nov. 20, 1935, in New Bielau.

She has lived her whole life in this area.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ.

Louise enjoyed being a housewife.

She is survived by her sons, William H. Hoegemeyer and wife, Julie of Kerrville and Howard W. Hoegemeyer and wife, Sandra of Franklin.

She is also survived by one sibling, Heine Beken of Weimar, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, two brothers, and one sister.

Pallbearers were Arthur Ray Beken, Henry Beken, Fred Hilscher, Glen Hoegemeyer, Todd, Nava and Ken Robinson.

Weimar Mercury, April 28, 2005

Hoegemeyer, Mae (Gates)

Mrs. Hoegemeyer, 74, of Columbus Buried Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Hoegemeyer, 74, of Columbus, were held Monday at Shatto Funeral Home, Columbus with her pastor, Rev. Wm. Hathaway of the Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Weimar.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer had been in ill health for several years. Admitted at Columbus Hospital Saturday morning, Sept. 29, she died at 12:15 that day.

The former Miss Mae Gates, she was born June 23, 1888 at Crystal City, Texas. She was married to Mr. Hoegemeyer Feb. 15, 1937 and they lived in Columbus since that time.

Surviving in addition to her husband are 3 brothers, Lyle and Norman Gates of Loma Vista and another brother of Laredo; and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Pond of Crystal City.

The Weimar Mercury, October 4, 1962
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hoegemeyer, Nellie (Graves)

Mrs. Hoegemeyer Funeral Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred (Nellie) Hoegemeyer, 74, were held Sunday May 16, in the Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Clarence James officiated.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer died at 10:45 p.m. May 14 at Renger Memorial Hospital, Hallettsville, after a heart attack. She had been ill two weeks and in the hospital nine days.

A lifelong resident of this area, she was born Dec. 23, 1901, at Osage, the daughter of Luther and Bettie (Greak) Graves. She married Fred Hoegemeyer here Nov. 29, 1921.

Her husband survives along with a son and daughter-in-law. Glen and Geraldine Hoegemeyer; a granddaughter, Glenda Hoegemeyer; and three half brothers, Milton C. Graves of New Orleans, La., Raymond Graves of Hillsboro, Oregon and Lee Graves of Eagle Lake.

A son and a daughter preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were William H. Hoegemeyer, Howard W. Hoegemeyer, Frank L. Graves, William Glancy, David Raabe and Curtis Bartek.

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1976
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Hoegemeyer, Owen Gus Adolph

Hoegemeyer Funeral Held In Columbus

Columbus — Funeral services were held here Tuesday for Owen G. Hoegemeyer, 87, chairman of the board of the First State Bank in Columbus, who died in a Columbus hospital Monday after an illness of several months.

He had retired from an active position at the bank but had continued as board chairman.

He was a native of Colorado County and attended the New Bielau school in Colorado County and the Alamo City Business College in San Antonio.

He served as deputy county clerk of Colorado County and in 1910 he took a position as bookkeeper at the old Stafford Bank in Columbus, later serving as its cashier.

He became cashier of the First State Bank when it was organized in 1913. He helped organize the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and served on the City Council from 1927 until 1949.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Julia Hoegemeyer, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Meadows, of Columbus, and a sister, Mrs. Edith Beken of Weimar.

Funeral services were held at the Columbus Funeral Home. Burial was in Weimar Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, September 25, 1969, page 4

Hoegemeyer, Selma (Emmel)

S. Hoegemeyer Funeral Services Held July l6

Mrs. Selma Emmel Hoegemeyer, 91, of Weimar, died Friday, July 14 at Parkview Manor in Weimar. Funeral services were held Sunday, July 16 at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Pastor Herb Beyer officiating.

Interment followed at Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Hoegemeyer was born June 17, 1915 in Weimar to Joe and Minnie (Steinhauser) Emmel.

She married Leo Hoegemeyer in December 1938.

Selma was a housewife, homemaker and gardener that lived in this area all of her life. She also worked at Hattermann egg business part time. She accepted and loved all people.

She is survived by one sister, Lena (Emmel) Kainer.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter; and three brothers, August, Willie, and Leo Emmel.

Pallbearers were Jerome Emmel, Thomas Kainer, Alvin Emmel, Frank Gosney, Jack Hoegemeyer and David Lorfing.

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 2006

Hoegemeyer, Sophia (Oncken)

Weimar Local Matters

Mrs. Gus Hoegemeyer, daughter of W. H. Oncken, committed suicide Monday morning last by taking strychnine. Some six weeks or two months ago her baby boy sickened and died, since which time her mind has been unbalanced. Tuesday[sic] morning she and her husband were planting potatoes, and having about finished she went in the house. In a short time her husband followed and found her in spasms. She told him what she had done—said she was tired of life. Mr. Hoegeman[sic] ran over to her father’s, near by, and told him. He went over, and Mr. H. came to town for a physician. She also told her father what she had done. In a little while Dr. Murchison arrived, but it was too late. She died a few minutes after his arrival. No cause, save the death of her child, can be ascribed for the rash act. Her husband is almost heartbroken. Last Christmas a year ago she was married. She was about twenty years old. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, August 30, 1888, page 3

Hoegemeyer, William


We are sorry to chronicle the death of an old and influential citizen of the Oakland neighborhood. Mr. Wm. Hoegemeyer has lived in our county a long time, was beloved and respected by all of his neighbors. He has been a sufferer for about one year, and passed quietly away to rest last Thursday morning. He leaves a large family and a host of friends to mourn his demise. [Interment in Miller Creek Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, August 3, 1882, page 3

Hoegemeyer, William C.

Final Rites for W. C. Hoegemeyer, 81, Held Friday

Funeral services for William C. Hoegemeyer, 81, who died suddenly last Thursday morning, August 28, at the home of his eldest son, Fred, near Weimar, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Friday afternoon.

Rev. C. Emigholz officiated. Burial was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

A retired farmer, who had spent nearly all his life in Colorado County, Mr. Hoegemeyer was a native of Brenham. He was born April 11, 1871, the son of William and Annie Fisher Hoegemeyer.

Mr. Hoegemeyer married Miss Celestine Raabe at Weimar in January, 1896. His wife died in October, 1925, and in February, 1940, he married Bertha Foytek.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Fred, John, Emil, Willie and Oscar, all of Weimar; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Oncken; and three grandchildren. A son and a daughter died in infancy.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Edmund Otto, John Heger, John Hajovsky, Robert Miles, Adolf Raabe, August Kuehn Jr., and Aflred Raabe.

The Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1952
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hoegemeyer, Willie

Final Rites for Bill Hoegemeyer Held Thursday

Funeral services for Willie Hoegemeyer Jr., 61, who died April 8 of a heart attack at his home, were held Thursday, April 10, at Weimar United Church of Christ.

Rev. Frank H. Horak Jr. officiated. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

While he had been in poor health for some time, Mr. Hoegemeyer’s death came quite unexpectedly.

A lifelong resident of this community, he was born March 19, 1905, a son of William Charles and Celestine Raabe Hoegemeyer. He married Miss Louise Beken on Nov. 20, 1946, and they settled on a farm near Weimar, where they have lived since.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hoegemeyer is survived by two sons, William Henry Hoegemeyer of Bryan and Lt. Howard Wayne Hoegemeyer of Killeen; and four brothers, Fred, John, Emil and Oscar Hoegemeyer, all of the Weimar area. A daughter, a brother and a sister preceded him in death, all as infants.

Pallbearers were Arthur Ray Beken, Henry L. Beken, Delbert Fuchs, Howard Raabe, Glen Hoegemeyer and Adolph Raabe.

Weimar Mercury, April 17, 1969, page 1
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