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Kollmann, Albert G.

Kollmann Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Albert G. (A.G.) Kollmann of La Grange were held Tuesday, November 9, 1993 at 2 p.m. from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Sammy Carr officiating.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Kollmann, a former resident of Columbus, passed away November 6 in a La Grange nursing home. He was 71 years of age.

Born September 5, 1922 at Columbus, he was the son of Albert G. and Clara (Krause) Kollmann. He married the former Edith Mikulencak on January 16, 1959. The part owner of a floor covering company, he had served his country In the US Army Air Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Edith M. Kollmann of La Grange: step-son. Robert H. Saffell of Melbourne, Fl.; brothers, Calvin Kollmann and Wesley Kollmann, both of Columbus; and 3 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: a sister, Geraldine Kollmann; and a brother, Milton A. Kollmann.

Pallbearers were Arthur Kollmann, Ronnie Christoph, Buddy Stavinoha, Mike Kollmann, Neal Adcock and Sam Peebles.

Henneke Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, November 11, 1993, page 3

Kollmann, Albert Gus


Last rites for Albert G. Kollmann, 78, were held Friday in Untermeyer Funeral home, Rev. Gerald Hubertus of St. Anthony Catholic church officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Rosary was recited Thursday evening in the funeral home.  Mr. Kollmann, who had been in frail health for 2 1/2 years, died August 6 in Columbus Convalescent home.  A retired farmer, he was born Dec. 8, 1889, at Frelsburg.  He is survived by 4 sons, Milton A. Kollmann, A. G. Kollmann, Calvin C. Kollmann and J. Wesley Kollmann, all of Houston, 9 grandchildren and a great grandchild, also 2 brothers, Percy Kollmann of New Ulm and Lester Kollmann of LaMarque and 3 sisters, Mrs. Leona Moebes of Houston, Mrs. Elsie Willard of Columbus and Mrs. Hattie Riechle of New Ulm.  His wife, Mrs. Clara Krause Kollmann, died in 1966 and a daughter, Geraldine, in 1935.  Pallbearers were Charles Kollmann, Fred Reichle, Howard Moebes, Quentin Kahlden, Edgar Lee Stancik and Clarence Schweke.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 1968
Submitted by David Hahn

Kollmann, Clara (Krause)


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Jan 4 for Mrs. Clara Kollmann at Untermeyer Funeral home with Rev. Logan Cummings officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Mrs. Kollmann died the preceding day in her home after suffering for many years with arthritis.  Her sister, Mrs. Emil E. J. Untermeyer, had died suddenly only 2 weeks ago.  Mrs. Kollmann, daughter of John and Henrietta Vogelsang Krause, was born June 10, 1893.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran church in Frelsburg and was married to Albert Kollmann in the Krause home near Frelsburg Mar. 2, 1915.  She and Mr. Kollmann were engaged in farming all their married life.  Survivors besides her husband are 4 sons, Milton, Wesley, A. G., and Calvin, all of Houston; ;8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; also 2 brothers, John Krause of Columbus and Henry Krause of Schulenburg, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Etta) Schweke of New Ulm and Mrs. Ben (Tillie) Frels of Houston.  Preceding her in death were her only daughter, Geraldine; 3 sisters, Mrs. Emma Obergonner of Hallettsville, Mrs. Minna Brune of Frelsburg and Mrs. Untermeyer of Columbus, and 2 brothers, Emil of Knippa and another who died in infancy.  Pallbearers were Arnold and Max Frels, Clarence and Desmond Schweke, Fred and Marvin Reichle, Monroe Obergunner and Albert Brune, all nephews.  Other nephews were honorary pallbearers. 

Colorado County Citizen, January 6, 1966
Submitted by David Hahn

Kollmann, Edouard “Edo”

Houston Post Special:

Columbus, Sept. 4.-- Edo Kollmann, a prosperous merchant of this county, died at his home at Frelsburg about 7 o’clock this morning. Mr. Kollmann was born at Oldenberg, in Germany, October 26, 1832. He came to America in 1857 and was a bookkeeper for a firm at Gonzales until he became familiar with the English language. He moved to Frelsburg in 1862, where he organized and was made captain of a company that served for the Confederacy during the civil war. He started a mercantile business at Frelsburg after the close of the war and has accumulated a good share of this world’s goods. He married in this country and has raised eleven children. They are Edward, Mrs. Emma Buescher, Fritz, Robert, Mrs. Anna Moeckel, Mrs. Ida Wangermann, Louis, Mrs. Alma Mitchell, Mrs. Lena Baron, Edwin and Miss Ophelia. His widow survives him. The funeral was held from the family residence at the Lutheran church at Frelsburg. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1908

Kollmann, Edwin

Items From West End of the County
(By John H. Brooks)

Edwin Kollmann, 63, of Kenedy, Texas, a native of Frelsburg, this county, and brother of Louie Kollmann of Hondo (former Weimar resident) and Fred G. Kollmann of Columbus, died Saturday at his home in Kenedy. Besides relatives mentioned he is survived by his widow, two sons living in Houston, one son living in Columbus, a step-daughter, and three sisters, one of them being s Theo Mitchell of San Antonio, well known here. The remains were laid to rest in the family burying grounds at Frelsburg. [Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 12, 1942

Kollmann, Elizabeth (Schmidt)

Kollmann Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Elizabeth F. Kollmann were held Wednesday, February 18, 1987 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating,

Burial was in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mrs. Kollmann was born November 17, 1897 in Frelsburg to Tom Schmidt and Frances Washinka Schmidt. She married a Clarence Kollmann and was a housewife.

She was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society of Frelsburg.

Surviving are a sister, Agnes Zajicek of Ofallon, Ill.; and brothers, Ewald Schmidt of Frelsburg and Alois Schmidt of Lyford and Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, and two brothers, Paul and Richard H. Schmidt.

Pallbearers were Tom Zajicek, Daniel Schmidt, Bill Schmidt, Kenneth Warschak, Tom Schmidt and Johnny Canik.

Funeral Services were under the direction of the Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, February 26, 1987, page 3

Kollmann, Erwin L.


Funeral services for Erwin L. Kollmann were held September 7, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, with Ron Windecker officiating.

Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

ErwIn Kollmann was born October 12, 1903 in Frelsburg to Edward and Marie Kickler Kollmann. He lived all of his life in this area where he worked at the Columbus Post Office for 43 years until his retirement.

Survivors include his sister-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Kollmann of Houston, numerous cousins and other distant relatives.

Pallbearers were Mr. Allan Reyer, Mr. Robert Sronce, Mr. Leon Herring, Mr. Oscar Henicke, Sr., Mr. Arthur Brune, and Mr. l. A. Smahlik. The Honorary Pallbearers were Mr. Lonnie Coleman, and all present and former Postal employees.

Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 1984, page 2

Kollmann, Faye (Graham)


Faye Graham Kollmann, 84, was born at home in the Beaumont Area March 17, 1926 and passed away at Hermann Hospital in Houston on November 17, 2010.  

Faye was raised by her parents John M. and Sara Alice Graham in the Heights area of Houston, Texas. She attended Reagan High School, graduating in 1943. Faye worked briefly in the Coca-Cola Bottling Company before marrying the love of her life, Milton A. Kollmann on February 5, 1944. Together they raised five children and in 1970 settled in the Columbus area and reared generations of offspring. When Milton died in 1993, Faye managed to maintain the basis of what their family was built on, Faith, Hope, Joy, and Love.

Faye loved her faith and her Lord and she served in many areas of ministry throughout her life. She loved the warm fellowship of Christian friends and cherished the times of devotion in the word.

Faye was a lover of much, an avid collector, artist, musician, trickster, comedian, friend and confidant. She had a loving heart that was filled to overflowing with passion and concern for everyone she came in contact with. She was a lover of life and nature and enjoyed the outdoors, travel and digging in the dirt.

She was an avid sports fan.  Many will fondly remember her at some sporting event. Whether she was watching her husband, kids, grandkids, great grandkids, or just the local hometown team, she was always the loudest and the proudest. She now owns the ticket to every game and has the best seat available.

Faye will be remembered most for her energy and passion, a fire that was truly contagious.  We pray that her flame will not be extinguished here, but continue to warm us as she shines radiantly in the presence of her Heavenly Father.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John Hart Graham and sister Jewel Aden.

Faye was survived by a sister, Helen Aden. Faye was also survived by her daughters, Pam Peebles and husband Sam; Debbie Lothridge and husband Joe; Janice Gerry and husband Douglas; Trudi Stavinoha and husband Buddy; and one son Arthur Kollmann and wife Susie.

She had 12 Grandchildren, Russell Whisonant and wife Donna, Robert Peebles and wife Jodie, Will Peebles, Shelley Williamson and husband Robert, Tracy Kollmann and wife Michelle, Todd Kollmann and wife Jennie, Michell Kaul and husband Sam, Matt Torregrossa and wife Allison, Ricky Bateman, Hannah, Jonathan and Wyatt Stavinoha.

Also, 18 Great Grandchildren, Madison Whisonant, Hunter and Hayden Peebles, Ron and wife Lluvia, Alyssa and Sara Smith, Alicia, Ashley and Allison Kollmann, Dillon, Mackenzie, Madison and Jenna Kollmann, Gianna and Nicholas Torregrossa, Ashli and Megan Stewart and Rains Kaul.
Her pallbearers were her nine grandsons.

Faye’s life was celebrated Nov 20, 2010 at First Baptist Church in Columbus, Texas and buried at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery also in Columbus. She has left behind many lives that she has touched in special ways.

Colorado County Citizen, November 23, 2010

Kollmann, Fred Thomas


Funeral services were held in Eagle Lake July 19 for Fred Thomas Kollman, 78, retired plumber of Eagle Lake, who died in Laughlin hospital July 17.  He had been in failing health for 7 years.  He had been in the plumbing business for 42 years.  The Rev. Milroy Gregor officiated in services in the Mill-Bauer funeral home.  Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.  Born Nov. 26, 1885, in Frelsburg, he was a son of Fred and Mary Ordner Kollmann.  He married Miss Alma Moebes of Frelsburg June 30, 1912.  The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in Eagle Lake in 1962.  His widow survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Malcom Tigett, Seguin, 2 grandsons; 3 brothers, Lester of La Marque and Albert and Percy of Columbus, and 3 sisters, Mrs. Hattie Reicle, New Ulm; Mrs. Leona Moebes, Houston, and Mrs. Elsie Willard, Temple.

Colorado County Citizen, July 30, 1964
Submitted by David Hahn

Kollman, Geraldine H.

Columbus Girl Brutally Murdered

Nineteen-Year-Old Geraldine Kollmann Victim of Most Heinous Crime Perpetrated In This Section in Annals of History.


A story of the most fiendish assault and murder ever known in these parts was told in typewritten confessions of two Negro men, made in the Harris County jail late Monday night. The statements were taken from the two ruthless brutes separately and corroborated perfectly. They told of their selling pecans in Columbus, receiving $1.85 in payment, walking across the north bridge and across pastures, meeting their victim who was riding on a horse, engaging her in conversation about threshing pecans for her, and of the suggestion made by one of them that they attack her. The blackest and most diabolical crime of which the human mind is capable is depicted in startling and fiendish detail as the narrators go on to tell how one of them grabbed the horse by the bridle and struck the defenseless young girl; with an elm club, knocking her from the horse as she was caught by the other ruffian and strangled into insensibility. It tells of the mutilation of the body and of it being thrown into the creek, the two culprits walking off to their usual haunts and appearing unconcerned.

The confession ended the search made by Sheriff F. F. Hoegemeyer and force, aided by Texas Ranger E. M. Davenport, covering the period from last Thursday evening until the confessions were made. Those officers had been continuously on the hunt, with little rest or sleep, and had gathered in some ten or a dozen suspects in their search.

The two confessed murderers were apprehended Sunday, Beanie Mitchell, who lives on the Schobel place north of town, being caught in Columbus about 12:30 p.m. and Ernest Collins, who lives on the John Hastedt place northeast of town, being taken about two o'clock. They were held in the jail here until about six o'clock Monday evening when they were whisked away to Houston for safekeeping. The confessions were made late that night, and contained statements that they were their makers' free and open confessions and that they were not made under duress or threat of any kind.

One attempt was made to throw officers off the trail through a rumor that reached Sheriff Hoegemeyer Monday. An old woman relative of one of the Negroes told a white farmer of seeing a Negro convict running through the woods near the scene of the crime. Capt. Buck Flannagan of the Central Prison Farm was called and came with hounds and searched the woods late into the night Monday. A considerable crowd joined in the search it is said.

All questioning of the sheriff's department Sunday and Monday failed to bring out any information as to their findings, and Sheriff Hoegemeyer later said that he had had some of his best friends question him very closely, but he knew it was not safe to give out that they knew they had the right parties. He felt certain they would be taken from the jail here if the people knew.

Miss Geraldine Kollmann, the victim of this cruel tragedy, left her home Thursday morning at about 9:00 o'clock on her horse to hunt pecans. When she did not return at a reasonable time after dinner a search was instituted, and her twelve-year-old brother, Milton, discovered her body floating in the shallow water of Cummins Creek near the place her house was found tied to a fence. The boy went into the creek and pushed the body to the bank where he anchored it until he could sum on help. He called the father of the girls who was assisting Henry Rau put up hay, and a call was made to officers here. When the news reached this city the fire siren was sounded and a considerable crowed at one departed for the scene. In the following hours the location of the tragedy was tramped out of any usefulness for clues of any kind, and the officers were left to ferret a crime that was doubted by many.

The body, when found, had the riding trousers pulled off and hanging on one foot and showed bruises on the shoulder and neck. The arms were extended upward above the head and were rigid in that position. The examination disclosed that there was no water in the lungs, indicating that death was not caused by drowning.

The body was brought to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Untermeyer where Justice of the Peace K. C. Thrower held and inquest withholding a verdict for further investigation. The body was examined by Doctors E. C. Gordon and S. H. Kirkham and their findings kept secret while the officers worked. Ranger Davenport was summoned to the city, reaching here Saturday, and a thorough investigation conducted with the results above stated.

In conversation with the Citizen editor Tuesday morning, Mr. Davenport expressed his highest commendation of the ability and tireless efforts of Sheriff F. F. Hoegemeyer and his first Deputy, officer B. L. Townsend and stated that these men had shown dauntless courage, astute understanding, wonderful control and an untiring energy in the unraveling of the perplexing problem in hand.

The entire community was working up to a high pitch of excitement during the search for parties and nothing much else entered conversations on our streets. Miss Geraldine was well known here having attended the Columbus school and graduated with highest honors in the class of '34. In her high school career she had been a class officer, a member of the Classic Club, the Pep Squad, volleyball squad and Shorthand Cub, and was on the school paper staff and took part in the senior class play. She was one of the brightest pupils and a leader in whatever she entered, besides being a lovable character and popular with all.

The funeral, held Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at the home of her aunt, Mr. Emil J. Untermeyer, was fitting tribute to her popularity. [Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest] Rev. W. A. Flachmeier in conducting the service said in part that there was reason to believe that she had died by the hand of an assassin, and took that occasion to express the Christian view of restraint from any act of violence upon her destroyer, should he be found, pointing out that mob violence is a crime that does not rectify a past crime. Countenances in his hearing did not indicate that all present were so forgiving nor so law respecting, and it is perhaps fortunate for the current-day reputation of this fair city that the confessed hellish fiends were removed to a comparatively safe distance.

Miss Geraldine was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kollmann, living ab out three miles north of town. Besides the sorrowing parents, four brothers survive her. The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Colorado County Citizen, October 24, 1935
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Kollmann, Joshua Thomas


Joshua Thomas Kollmann, 25, of Columbus, passed away Nov. 30 at his residence.

He was born in Wharton, Feb. 26, 1982 to Michael Dean and Diane Marie (Stancik) Kollmann. He enjoyed fishing and his job in the fishing department of Bass Pro Shops at Katy Mills Mall. He was awaiting the birth of his son in the spring of 2008 and was looking forward to teaching him to fish and play baseball. He was a Baptist and made a public profession of faith in 2006.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Arthur "Mickey" Stancik.

He is survived by his parents; fiance, Rio Danielle Douglas of Columbus; grandparents, Calvin and Cecelia Kollmann of Columbus and Marvin and Martha Homeier of Schulenburg; and brothers, Jason Kollmann and fiance Theresa Albrecht of Giddings and Aaron Kollmann and fiance Jamie Heintz of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at First Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Victor Morrison officiating. Interment followed at Kollmann Family Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Casey Roecker, Chad Gonzales, Clay Stewart, Greg Alvarez, Rocky Mancha, Joey Stancik, Todd Kollmann, Todd Etzel, Jordan Barten and Blake Shifflet.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Scholarship Fund, 1700 Milam St., Columbus, TX 78934.

Colorado County Citizen, December 5, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Kollmann, Lydia L. (Henicke)

Lydia Kollmann

Funeral services for Lydia Kollmann of Houston were held Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home, with The Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Kollmann died Friday at Heights Hospital in Houston. She was 76 years of age.

She was born May 24, 1902 in Shaw's Bend, the daughter of Gus and Mathilda Somerlatte Henicke. On July 2, 1925 she married Walter Kollmann. The couple lived in Houston the past 50 years.

Mrs. Kollmann. was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Houston, the Womens Auxter[sic] Post Office Clerks, the Past Presidents Club and the Sons of Herman.

Survivors include her husband, Walter, of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Gartner of Columbus and Mrs. Verina Tietschert of Columbus, and two brothers. Walter Henicke and Oscar Henicke, both of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Leroy Somerlatte. Oscar Henicke Jr., Charles Henicke. Selton Kickler. Kermit Kickler and Herbert Westphal.

Colorado County Citizen, June 15, 1978, page 2

Kollmann, Margretha (Sensel)

Mrs. E. Kollmann died at her home in Frelsburg last Monday morning of heart failure, and was intered Tuesday at the Lutheran cemetery, Rev. Gustav Szillat officiating. Mrs. Kollmann was the widow of the late E. Kollmann who died in September.1908. She was apparently well the evening before her death, consequently when she was found dead in her bed on Monday morning, the shock to the family and community was very great. She was 75 years, six months and nine days old at the time of her death. The Citizen extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family [Interment Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Frelsburg]

Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1912, page 1

Mrs. E. Kollmann Dead

p>Mrs. E. Kollmann died at her home in Frelsburg last Monday morning of heart failure, and was interred Tuesday at the Lutheran cemetery, Rev. Gustav Szillat officiating. Mrs. Kollmann was the widow of the late E. Kollmann, who died in September 1908. She was apparently well the evening before her death consequently when she was found dead in her bed on Monday morning, the shock to the family and community was very great. She was 75 years, six months, and nine days old at the time of her death. The Citizen extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Colorado Citizen, January 19, 1912
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kollmann, Mary (Leyendecker)

Mrs. M. Kollmann, Frelsburg Native, Funeral is Held

Last rites for Mrs. Mary Leyendecker Kollmann of Route 2, New Ulm, were held at Columbus Funeral home Tueday at 9 a.m. with continued services at Trinity Lutheran church in Frelsburg with Rev. Milron Gregor officiating.  Mrs. Kollmann died Sunday morning at Sharpstown General hospital.  She was born Oct. 4, 1898 in Frelsburg, a daughter of Anna Hahn and Charles Leyendecker Sr. and is survived by her husband, Percy Kollmann; 3 daughters, Mrs. Doris Schmidt of Lyford, Mrs. Ernestine Green of Angleton and Mrs. Mary Ann Venghaus of Columbus; a son, Charles F. Kollmann of Bellville; a sister, Mrs. E.C. Gay of Columbus; and 3 brothers, Charles Leyendecker Jr. and Arthur Leyendecker of Columbus, and Albert Leyendecker of Rockdale.  Her nephews, LeRoy Stein, Crockett Leyendecker, Charles Leyendecker III, Howard Moebes, Marvin Reichele and Jack Rau, served as pallbearers.  Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg.

Colorado County Citizen, June 11, 1964
Submitted by David Hahn

Kollmann, Mary (Ordner)

We regretted very much last week to learn that Mrs. Fritz Kollman of Frelsburg, whose illness from typhoid fever after nursing seven children through a siege of this dreaded disease was announced in the last issue, herself succumbed to the disease, her death occurring Thursday night. The heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to the bereaved family in the loss of this beloved wife and mother, whose courage and fealty to her loved ones never faltered during the many long weeks the disease besieged her family. God pity and comfort them in their distress, is our sincere prayer. [Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1909

Kollmann, Milton Arthur

Kollmann Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Milton Arthur Kollmann of Columbus were held at Henneke Funeral Home on Sunday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Sammy Carr officiating.

Mr. Kollmann passed away April 16 in Columbus Community Hospital. He was 73 years of age.

Born in Columbus March 13, 1920, he was the son of Albert G. and Clara Krause Kollmann. He attended Columbus schools and after graduation in 1939, he joined the Navy and served in World War II as a radio technician. After returning from the war he went back to work at Western Electric in Houston; later going into business with his father-in-law. John Graham in the hardware business. Upon his return to Columbus in 1970, Milton made his living as a self- employed building contractor.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and held many responsibilities there in addition to teaching a Bible Study Class at Glidden Baptist Church. He was ordained as a deacon in 1954 at West 14th Baptist Church in Houston and had served in many leadership positions in that church until moving to Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Graham Kollmann: five children, Pam and husband Sam Peebles, Arthur and wife Susie Kollmann, Debbie and husband Joe Lothridge, Janice and husband, Douglas Gerry and Trudi and husband Buddy Stavinoha, all of Columbus; 11 grandchildren, Russell Wisonant of Houston, Robert and Will Peebles of College Station, Shelley Smith, Tracy and Todd Kollmann of Columbus. Michelle Steward of Cody, Wyoming, Matthew Torregrossa of Columbus, Ricky Bateman of Houston and Hannah and Jonathan Stavinoha of Columbus: three great grandchildren, Ronald and Alyssa Smith of Columbus and Ashli Steward of Cody, Wyoming: also three brothers, Calvin and Wesley Kollmann of Columbus and A. G. Kollmann of La Grange.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Geraldine Kollmann.

His grandsons served as pallbearers with the deacons of First Baptist Church and his Sunday School Class serving as honorary pallbearers. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

New Ulm Enterprise, April 22, 1993, page 2

Kollmann, Ola B.(Buescher)

Columbus Native Is Buried Here Christmas Eve

Presbyterian services were held at Hyde Park Funeral Home at Houston Monday for Mrs. Ola Kollmann who died at Houston Saturday. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest here with the Rev G. Wolf of the Lutheran church officiating.

Mrs. Kollmann had been ill since last May. She was born at Columbus on December 27, 1892 a daughter of H. A. and Emma Kollmann Buescher and had lived at Dallas for the past 27 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Dallas.

Surviving relatives are three sisters, Miss Hattie Buescher and Mrs. W. C. Papenberg, Columbus, and Mrs. R. V. Landig of Houston, and a brother, Judge Henry Buescher, Columbus. A brother, Robert, died in 1900.

Pallbearers were G. H. and E. G. Miller, W. A. Struss, E. E. Irwin, E. J. Barten, Felix Fehrenkamp, H. H. Girndt and B. A. Hastings.

Among out-of-town relatives here for the funeral were Oswald Buescher and Mr. and Mrs. Mainey, Smithville; Mrs. Ada Mewis, Bellville; Mr. and Mrs. Hornsby, Houston, and Miss Alice Cathey, Dallas.

Colorado Citizen, December 27, 1945
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino

Kollmann, Percy Otto

Kollmann Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Percy Kollmann of Frelsburg were held Monday, February 13, 1989 at 3:00 p.m. from the Henneke Funeral Home Chapel in Columbus with Rev. Clarence Oestreich officiating.

Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mr. Kollmann passed away Saturday, February 11, at a Columbus nursing home. He was 91 years of age.

Born in the Frelsburg area June 16, 1897, he was the son of Fritz G. and Mary (Ordner) Kollmann. He spent his entire life in the Frelsburg area and was a retired farmer and rancher and was a member of the South Central Texas Semi-Pro Baseball Hall of Fame.

He married the former Mary Leyendecker in January of 1918. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1964.

Surviving are two daughters, Ernestine Green of Angleton and Mary Ann Venghaus of Columbus; one son, Charles F. Kollmann of Bellville; one sister, Elsie Willard of Columbus; 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Richard L. Green, Jack R. Green, Charlie Wyers, Ronald J. Venghaus, Lance Taylor, Thomas Schmidt, Robert Schmidt, Warren Heatwole, Fred Kollmann and Dale Kollmann.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, Feb 16, 1989, page 3
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