Death of A. Klockmann
As announced in our last issue, Mr. Alex Klockmann, an old citizen of this place, died at the family residence November 3, and the funeral took place at the Odd Fellows' cemetery the next day at 4 p.m. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, pastor of the Lutheran church. The funeral was largely attended, attesting the popularity of this aged gentleman among our people.
Alexander Klockmann was born Feb. 14, 1831, in Berlin, Germany. His wife was Annie Mary Meier, born Oct. 18, 1842, in Geltenkinder, Switzerland. The couple was married March 21, 1861, in Galveston; soon afterward they moved to Frelsburg, remaining there four years, then lived in Austin county two years; at New Bielau, this county, seven years; at Content, same county, seventeen years, and in Weimar lived the remainder of his life. Twelve children were born to them, seven boys and five girls. Of this number, two girls died in infancy; their eldest son, Alex, died in 1881, aged 19 years, another son Otto, died in 1900, aged 32 years; Herman, another son, died Nov. 22, 1913. Seven children are still living, four boys and three girls, as follows: Will C. Klockmann of Taylor, Robert and Walter of Weimar, and Rudolf of Taylor; Mrs. Annie Kram of Content, Mrs. Chas. Seydler of Rosenberg, and Mrs. Otto Weltner of Camp Verde. there are 23 living grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Klockmann was 84 years, 8 months and 19 days old at the time of his death.'
Mr. Klockmann for many years was engaged in farming but after leaving the vicinity of Content engaged in the furniture business in this city with his sons. Old age beginning to tell on him, he sold out the furniture business, and has since not been engaged in active business. Mr.Klockmann was a genial, honorable, upright citizen, one who was always well thought of by neighbors and friends, of kindly nature and disposition, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, November 12, 1915
A GRAND GOOD WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH SUNDAY
It was known to all the past weekend that the condition of our good friend and fellow citizen, Mrs. Bertha Klockman, beloved wife of Mr. R. E. Klockman, was serious and that it would be a hard fight for her to pull through. Family physician, family and friends were doing all possible for her welfare, but even then it was realized the case was desperate. As the week waned her condition grew worse and it was known that she had but a few hours to live. Sunday evening at 8 o'clock the spirit of life left this good woman and she joined loved ones gone on before.
Deep sorrow pervaded the hearts of all, for Mrs. Klockman was truly one of the most beloved women of our community, one whose uppermost thought in life was to do all the good she could. Truly a good woman has gone from among us.
The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. with services at the home, church and grave [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery], conducted by Revs. Meyer and Piepenbrok, in the presence of one of the largest assemblages of mourning relatives and friends ever witnessed here. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
Pall bearers were Messrs. Henry Guenther, Sr., Mr. Ed Rabel, Joe Seifert, Fred Froehlich, Joe Freis. W. C. Hoegemeyer, B. Hefner and Gerhard Oncken.
Mrs. Bertha Klockman, nee Koehn, was born in Austin county, Nov. 10, 1872, and was 60 years, 9 months and 10 days old at time of death. She moved with her parents when 3 years old to the New Bielau section. On Nov. 15, 1894, she was united in marriage to Mr. Robert E. Klockman. She and Mr. Klockman lived in the New Bielau section and on the Sandies for a period of nine years, then moved to Weimar, where they have ever since resided. She had been in Ill health for a number of months preceding her death, and although everything possible was done for her, it was without avail. Surviving this good woman are her devoted husband. Mr. Robert Klockman, three daughters, Mrs. Dick Beken, Mrs. Hugo Havemann and Mrs. Joe Billeck, two sons, Mr. Albert A. Klockman of Eagle Lake and Edgar Klockman of this city, an aged mother, Mrs. Louise Koehn (who celebrated her 86th birthday only last week), ten grandchildren and three brothers, J. F. W. Koehn, Albert Koehn and Henry Koehn, the latter of Halletsville.
The death of Mrs. Klockman is deeply and sincerely regretted by all. She was an exceptionally good woman, wife and mother, a devoted friend and neighbor; no one ever heard her speak ill of anyone; and among friends and neighbors she was loved as but few women are.
To the grief stricken husband, children and loved ones our deepest most heartfelt sympathy is extended. May God comfort them in every way possible.
Weimar Mercury, August 25, 1933, page 1
Klockmann Rites Held Thursday
Funeral services, for Edgar Frederick Klockmann, 80, of Weimar were held Thursday, May 12, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.
Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Klockmann died at 4 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Youens Memorial Hospital, of a heart attack. He had been in the hospital four days.
He was a Weimar native but had lived most of his life in the Rio Grande Valley where he was a Railway Express Co. employee. After living in Brownsville for 30 years and 10 years at Del Rio, he and his wife moved here six years ago.
Born January 31, 1903, he was a son of Robert A. and Bertha (Koehn) Klockmann. He married Erna Kahlden on April 20, 1924, at Harper, Texas. He was a member of: Fayetteville Lodge No. 290, AF&AM; Columbus Chapter No. 46, RAM; Colorado Council No. 21, R&SM and Columbus Commander No. 58, KT.
His wife survives, along with one daughter, Dolores Johansen of Washington DC; two sons, Glenn Klockmann of Bastrop and Robert Klockmann of Dickinson; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one brother Albert A. Klockmann of Columbus and three sisters, Lydia Beken of Weimar, Nora Havemann and Leona Billeck of Houston.
Serving as pallbearers were Henry Brune, Melvin Albright, John Klockmann, Kervy Kahlden, Leon Kahlden and Tubby Heger.
Weimar Mercury, May 19, 1983
Klockmann Services Held June 6
Funeral services were held for Erna M. Klockmann, 93, of Weimar at United Church of Christ on June 6. Interment was at the Masonic cemetery. She died on June 3 at Parkview Nursing Home of natural causes.
Erna was born on Sept 21, 1902 to Charles Kahlden and Minna (Brandt) Kahlden in Weimar.
She married Edgar F. Klockmann on April 21, 1923 in Harper. He preceded her in death in 1983.
Erna lived in this area for the past 21 years, previously living in the Rio Grande Valley. She was a housewife all her life. Erna attended school at Wildwood and Old Osage.
She is survived by her daughter, Delores Eva Johansen of Fairfax Station, Va.; two sons, Richard Glenn Klockmann and Robert R. Klockmann both of Dickinson; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lillie M. Freis of Weimar; one brother, Werner Kahlden of Columbus.
She was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.
Pallbearers were Melvin Albright, Quinton Kahlden, Elliott Kahlden, Kervy Kahlden, Charles Chollett, George Westerlage.
The Weimar Mercury June 13, 1996
A sad and unexpected death was that of Mr. Otto Klockman, which took place at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Klockman, in this city, last Sunday morning at 4 o’clock. The deceased was in apparent good health up to a week before his death. On Sunday, the 10th, the complained of feeling badly, and although he remained at home a couple of days, yet he felt well enough to go down town on Tuesday. On Wednesday he was taken sick again, grew worse rapidly, and despite the combined efforts of physicians and loving relatives and friends, the soul, like a ship gliding over an unruffled sea, passed unto its Creator. Otto Klockman was a noble young man. He was kind and considerate, the very soul of integrity, ever thoughtful of his friends’ comfort and wishes, and charitable to a fault. No deserving case of charity ever passed unheeded by him. Did he hear of a family in distress, his first act was to aid them, and yet his good deeds were of such a quiet, unostentatious character that the world knew but little of same. Prior to his death he was in charge of the furniture house of A. Klockman & Son, and stood high among the business men of the community. His remains were committed to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at 4 p.m. Monday, Rev. T. E. Muse performing the burial service. To the grief stricken family the Mercury, in conjunction with all our people, extends deep and heartfelt sympathy.
Weimar Mercury June 23, 1900
R. Klockmann Funeral Services Held March 17
Richard Glenn Klockmann, 72, of Weimar, died March 12 in the Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 17 at Weimar United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Nelson officiating.
Interment followed at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Glenn was born in Weimar, Aug. 24, 1931. Glenn went to Texas A&M in College Station for one year and received his Bachelor Degree from Texas A&M, Kingsville.
He retired from the Texas Employment Agency in Austin after many years of service.
Glenn was a member of the First Armored Division Band at Fort Hood for two years.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Weimar and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Bielau.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Klockmann; son, John Edward and wife Dena Klockmann; step-son, Thomas and wife Judy Porath; brother, Robert and wife, Peggy Klockmann; sister, Delores and husband General Eivind (Ivy) Johansen.
He had three granddaughters, Candace, Andrea and Amanda Klockmann; niece, Jane Johansen and nephew Chris Johansen and many relatives from the Weimar and surrounding area.
Serving as pallbearers were Otto Kahlden, Kervy Kahlden, Harvey Kahlden, Robert Haveman, Oscar Roth and Allen Bellamy.
Gaylon Kahlden served as honorary pallbearer.
The Weimar Mercury, March 27, 2003