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Hollas, Adolf


Adolf Hollas, 93, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at Heritage House Nursing Home in Eagle Lake.

Born July 21, 1903, near Weimar, he was the son of Rudolf and Julia (Skrobanek) Hollas. a lifelong resident of Colorado County, Mr. Hollas grew up near Weimar, where he attended local schools. On June 3, 1929, he married Edna Munke of Ammansville[sic], daugher[sic] of Charles and Sophia Feitsam[sic] Munke. The couple moved to Eagle Lake in 1936, where Mr. Hollas was a butcher and beverage salesman. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake, Knights of Columbus Council 4843 of Eagle Lake, and Christopher Columbus Local Assembly 2971 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Services were held July 11 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake, with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers Dwayne Dibbern, Gerald Bodenburg, Mark Pustka, Christopher Hollas, Charles Petty, Kenneth Hollas, Wilburn Hollas, Bill Stiles, Mark Hollas and Edward Hollas.

Mr. Hollas is survived by his daughter and son-and-law Carolyn and Willie Noska of Eagle Lake, Edna Rosprim of East Bernard, Julia Petty and husband Charles of Coppell, Veronica Dibbern and husband Dwayne of Bay City, Celeste Pustka and husband Mark of Austin, Yvonne Bodenburg and husband Gerald of Dickinson and Christopher Hollas and wife Brittany of Edna; daughter-in-law Marilyn Hollas of Bay City; great-grandchildren Alyssa, Haley and Zachary Dibbern of Bay City, Christen Pustka of Austin, Justin Bodenburg. of Dickinson and Cale and Hunter Hollas; step-sister Lydia White of San Antonio; sister-in-law Della Hollas of Bryan; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents: his wife, in 1995; sister Matilda Hollas; and brothers Richard, Rienhard. Henry. Cledus and Otto Hollas.

Colorado County Citizen, July 16, 1997

Hollas, Carl

Death of Carl Hollas

Again we are called upon to chronicle the death of one of our old citizens, Carl Hollas died Saturday, Sept. 3rd, at his home near Sedan after a complication of diseases, in his 69th year. Mr. Hollas has been a resident of this and Fayette county for the last forty years and no one knew him but to know good of him. He was a hard. working, quiet and unassuming gentleman who counted his friends by the hundreds. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon and the remains were interred in St. Michaels cemetery, Father Szymanski officiating, a large concourse of friends attending. He leaves a wife, one son, Rudolf and several daughters to whom the Mercury extends its heartfelt sympathy,

Weimar Mercury, September 9, 1910, page 1

Hollas, Julia (Skrobanek)

Final Rites for Mrs. Rud. Hollas, 83, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolf Hollas, 83, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Sunday morning, April 23, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiating.

Burial was in the St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Hollas died early Friday morning, after four months’ illness.

Mrs. Hollas was a 70-year resident of this community. The former Julia Skrobanek, she was born March 21, 1877, in Dittersdorf, Germany, the daughter of John and Anna Skrobanek, who brought her to this country when she was 7 years old. The family settled first at Ammannsville. She was married to Mr. Hollas here Nov. 7, 1898, and they settled on a farm in the Sedan community. There they had lived since, until a year ago when they moved their house into Weimar.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Church. St. Ann’s Society, Catholic Knights of America and the Legion of Mary.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five sons, Henry and Otto of Weimar, Richard Hollas of Bryan, Adolf Hollas of Eagle Lake, and Reinhard Hollas of Frisco; two daughters, Miss Mathilda Hollas of Weimar and Mrs. R. J. (Lydia) White of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. F. E. Kloesel and Mrs. Anton Beck of Weimar and Mrs. Ottilia Clausen of New York; and one brother Adolf Skrobanek of Houston.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Lewis Rosprim, Cledus Hollas, Eugene Jasek, Wilburn Hollas, Edsel Kahanek, Fred Schram Jr., Edward Hollas and Kenneth Hollas.

Weimar Mercury April 1, 1961

Hollas, Kenneth

Kenneth Hollas

Kenneth Hollas, 79, of Weimar died Monday, April 20 at Austin Heart Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 24 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. John Biley presided.

He was born Sept. 30, 1929 in Weimar, the son of Otto and Hilda (Gasmann) Hollas. He served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Adella Schwenke June 27, 1955 in Praha.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Mary Ann Oeding and husband Larry of Schulenburg; three sons, Ronnie Hollas and wife Shirley of Hallettsville, Glenn Hollas and wife Renee of La Grange, Dennis Hollas and wife Becky of Weimar; sister, Barbara Schram and husband Fred of Katy; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerome and Lillian Schwenke of Schulenburg; sister-in-law, Angie Schwenke of Schulenburg; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Fayette County Record, Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Hollas, Mathilda

Mathilda Hollas Dies 17 Days After Father

Death Claimed Miss Mathilda (Tillie) Hollas at noon Saturday, July 12, just 17 days after the demise of her 93-year -old father, whom she had taken care of the past eight years.

Miss Hollas, who was 67, had recently spent two months in the hospital and had been convalescing at home the past month. Although she was in poor health, her death came unexpectedly.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Born in the Sedan community near Weimar, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Julia Skrobanek Hollas. Back in the 1930s she was employed as housekeeper at San Jacinto Hotel here. Then for many years she owned and operated an alteration shop at College Station. Selling that business, she moved to Houston, where she worked for the J. C. Penny Co. for five years, as a seamstress. In 1961 she moved back here to take care of her aged parents.

Miss Hollas was a member of St. Michael’s Church, St. Ann’s Society, and the KJZT of Bryan.

Surviving her are five brothers, Otto and Henry of Weimar, Adolf of Eagle Lake, Reinhardt of Frisco and Richard of Bryan; and one foster sister, Mrs. Lydia White of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, July 17, 1969

Hollas, Otto R.

Otto Hollas Funeral Held Here Thursday

Funeral services for Otto Hollas, well-known Weimar farmer, were held Thursday, August 16, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Mausoleum.

Rev. O. B.. Kahlich officiated. Pallbearers were John Hajovsky, Joe Adamcik, Anton Schindler, Bennie Rerich, Oscar Brandt, and Jeff Cernoch.

Mr. Hollas died suddenly Monday evening, August 13, at his home.

Born in the Sedan community August 8, 1907, he was the son of Rudolph and Julia Skrobanek Hollas. He married Hilda Gassmann on November 20, 1938, at High Hill and they made their home in the Dubina community for 18 years before moving to the family homestead, where they remained until his death.

He had been a member of St. Joseph’s Society for 36 years, a member of the third degree Knights of Columbus for 21 years, and a fourth degree Knight for about four years.

His wife survives, along with one son, Kenneth, of Weimar, one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Barbara) Schram of Houston, six grandchildren, four brothers, Henry of Weimar, Adolph of Eagle Lake, Richard of Bryan, Reinhard of Dallas; and one foster sister, Mrs. Lydia White of San Antonio. A sister, Mathilda, preceded him in death about four years ago.

Weimar Mercury, August 23, 1973

Hollas, Rudolph

Funeral for Rudolph Hollas Held Friday

Funeral services were held here Friday for Rudolph Hollas, 93. who died at 2 a.m. Wednesday June 25, in the Eagle Lake Hospital

Until very recently, Mr. Hollas had been in remarkably good health for his years. He had been in the hospital 17 days.

Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated.

A retired farmer of the Sedan community, Mr. Hollas was the oldest living member of the local Hermann Sons lodge, having been a member 72 years. He was also a member of St. Michael’s Church and the St. Joseph Society.

Born Aug. 13, 1875, at High Hill, a son of Karl and Aloisie Kahlich Hollas, he lived awhile at Oak Grove, then moved to Sedan to live with an aunt. On Nov. 7, 1898, he married Julia Skrobanek and they settled at Sedan. They left the farm and moved their house to Weimar in 1960. Mrs. Hollas died in 1961.

Survivors are five sons, Henry and Otto of Weimar, Richard of Bryan, Adolf of Eagle Lake and Reinhard of Frisco; two daughters, Miss Mathilda Hollas of Weimar and Mrs. R. J. (Lydia) White of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kloesel Sr. and Mrs. Henry Holub, and an infant brother preceded him in death.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Wilburn Hollas, Kenneth Hollas, Cledus Hollas, Lewis Rosprim, Edsel Kahanek and Eugene Jasek.

Weimar Mercury, July 3, 1969

Hollas, Susana

Aged Former Resident Dies at Victoria, T ex.

Mrs. Suzanne Hollas, aged former resident of this section, step-mother of Mr. Rudolf Hollas of near Weimar, died at Victoria May 10. The body was brought here for interment in St. Michael's Cemetery and laid to rest at 3 30 p.m. Saturday, Rev. Joe. Szymanski officiating. The pall bearers were six grandsons, as follows: Joe and Albert Holub, Louis Rossi and Frank Moiri, Adolf and Otto Hollas.

She is survived by three children, Louis Schenk of Tiago, Mrs. Joe Kloesel and Miss Annie Hollas of Victoria. and two step-children, Mr. Rudolf Hollas of', Weimar and Mrs. Henry Holub of Victoria; also thirty-six grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hollas was born in Leibush, Oestrich; came to America in 1883. Her husband died some twenty years ago. The past seven years she had resided in Victoria with her daughter. On August 11 past she was 85 years of age.

Mrs. Hollas was a lovable, good woman, a splendid wife and mother, popular among a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and her death is sincerely deplored. Our deep sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, May 18, 1934, page 1

Hollas, Thekla (Pauler)

Final Rite for Mrs. H. Hollas Here Jane 25

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Thekia) Hollas, 74, of Weimar were held Tuesday morning, January 25, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Hollas, who had been in ill health for some time, died at 1 p.m. Sunday,. Jan. 23, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

She had lived in this area 53 years. Born Dèc. 29, 1902, at Ammannsville, she was a daughter of August and Annie (Schramm) Pauler. She was married to Henry A. Hollas at Schulenburg on Oct. 23, 1923. Mrs. Hollas was a member of St. Michael's Church, St. Ann's Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America

Her husband survives, along with one son, Wilburn, and two daughters. Mr. Edsel (Dorothy) Kahanek and Mrs. Eugene (Gladys) Jasek, all of Houston; 12 grandchildren, one brother, Emil Pauler of Baytown, and two sisters. Mrs. Annie Barton of Weimar and Mrs. Rosie Gerla of Stafford.

She was preceded n death by an infant daughter, two grandsons. one brother and one sister.

Weimar Mercury, January 27, 1977
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