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Meyer, Albina R. (Knezek)

Mrs. Lee Meyer

Mrs. Lee Meyer passed out of this life at her home in the city Friday morning, following an illness with diphtheria and complications of some two weeks. Funeral service was held from the Untermeyer undertaking parlor and interment made in Odd Fellows Rest Saturday morning at ten o'clock.

Miss Albina Knezek was born in Gonzales county Dec. 18, 1904 and was married to Mr. Meyer June 20, 1922. They have lived here since that time, she is survived by the sorrowing husband and one son, Herbert Lee, nine years of age. Four sisters, four brothers and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Emil Knezek of Gonzales county also survive her.

The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of the community.

Colorado County Citizen, November 9, 1933

Meyer, Anna (Krenek)

Anna Meyer

Mrs. Anna Meyer of Alleyton died in Columbus Community Hospital Jan. 2. She had resided at Autumn Hills Convalescent Center 8 years.

Mrs. Meyer, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Krenek, was born in Fayetteville in 1888. Her husband preceded her in death in 1965.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Adam Moeckel of Alleyton, Mrs. Robert Moeckel of Stafford and Mrs. Hubert Girndt of Columbus; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great- great-grandchild.

Mass was held at Columbus Funeral Home Saturday and burial was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery Sunday.

Colorado County Citizen, January 8, 1976, page 4

Meyer, Antonie M. (Gross)


Funeral services were held for Mrs. Antonie M. Meyer, Friday, March 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiating.

Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mrs. Meyer was born February 28, 1897 in Post Oak Point, Austin County to Louis Gross and Pauline Reichle Gross. She married Adolph F. Meyer November 18, 1922.

Mrs. Meyer was a housewife and she spent the last 11 years with her son, Roger in Victoria.

Survivors include one son and a daughter-in-law, Roger and Evelyn Meyer of Victoria; one sister, Mrs. Ida Glaeser of Taylor three brothers, Davy Gross of New Ulm; and Neal and Arthur Gross both of Wallis; one grandson, Lynn Ray Meyer; two step grandchildren, Jimmy. and Steve Bertsch; and five step great-grandchildren.

She was, preceded in death by her husband, Adolph F. Meyer.

Pallbearers were Lynn Ray Meyer, Jimmy Bertsch, Floyd Green, Eldie Glaeser, Clemons Venghaus and Kirby Gross.

Colorado County Citizen, March 27, 1986, page 2

Meyer, Arthur H.

Arthur H. Meyer, Bernardo Farmer, Succumbs at 70

Arthur H. Meyer, 70, who was a farmer of the Bernardo area, was laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here Sunday after services at 2 p.m. conducted in Columbus Funral home by Rev. G. Wolf, pastor of the St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

Mr. Meyer died last Friday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Peter Frey of Route 1, Alleyton, also.

He was born Nov. 25, 1888, in this county, the son of Louis Meyer and the former Nora Dunlavy.

Survivors include a son Woodrow Meyer of Tucson, Ariz.; the sister, and a brother, Toby F. Meyer of Victoria.

Colorado County Citizen, December 18, 1958, page 2B

Meyer-Hadley, Betty L. (Eckelberg)


Betty L. Meyer - Hadley, 67, of Bernardo, passed away May 20 at Seton Medical Center in Austin.

She was born in Sealy, March 15, 1940 to Erwin and Lodima (Garling) Eckelberg. She worked as an executive secretary for ESPA in Houston, was a former member of the Happy Homemakers Extension in Columbus and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Cat Spring.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband David B. Meyer; and second husband, John Hadley.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna L. Meyer Vasut and husband Curtis of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Darry W. and Barbara Meyer and Dustin L. and Sue Ann Meyer all of Bernardo; grandchildren, Rachel Meyer Klingenberg and husband Brad, Andrea Meyer, Derrick Meyer, Jennifer Vasut, Colton Vasut, Luetishia Meyer, Shelby Meyer and Jessica Meyer; and great-grandchild, Jayden Acklin.

Funeral services were conducted May 23 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cat Spring under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Kevin Haug officiating. Interment followed at Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz. Pallbearers were Allen Uhlig, Larry Uhlig, Ivan Menke, John Frnka, Everett Wright, Keith Neuendorff, Duane Meyer, Carl Sebesta and Danny Kautz.

Colorado County Citizen, May 30, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Meyer Child

DIED. – The six-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Meyer, living 3 miles south of Weimar died last Saturday after an illness of several weeks with membranous croup. [unknown burial place]

Schulenburg Sticker, 20 Oct 1898
Contributed by Matt Cross

Meyer, Christie Renae

Christie Renae Meyer

Christie Renae Meyer, 26, of Katy, formerly of Eagle Lake, passed away Sunday, April 8 in Katy.

She was born October 18, 1980 in Galveston and was of Catholic faith.

Christie was very active in school, and graduated from Rice Consolidated in Altair Texas.

She started her career right after graduation as inventory manager in the car dealership business. She had a long career in the car dealership business. She advanced to the financial management department in Katy. She was a member of the Catholic Church in Katy, and also a member of the Parish of Nativity in Eagle Lake.

Christie gave birth to a beautiful little girl on August 18, 2005. Her name is Alexis Renae Fazin. Lexi was the love of her life.

Family was everything to Christie.

Christie always had a beautiful smile that would melt your heart.

Christie never met a stranger, and was always a friend to everyone. Christie was loved dearly by her family and friends, and will be missed by all, whose lives she touched.

Christie was preceded in death by Adella Mae Meyer.

Survivors include parents, "Bobby" Robert Fred and Brenda Kay Meyer of Eagle Lake; boyfriend, Phil Fazin of Katy; daughter, Alexis Renae Fazin of Katy; brothers, Shawn Meyers and wife, Christie, of Katy and Dustin Meyer of Eagle Lake; nephew, Naytin Meyer; and grandparents, Gene and Dorothy Jones of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. from the Parish of Nativity in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed in Geiger Cemetery in Sublime. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Craig Noska, Chad Noska, David Allen Meyer, Keith Austin, John Kaluza, Scott Litzner, Kolt Miller and Sammy Duncan.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Christie Meyer Memorial Fund at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake, Texas.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 19th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Meyer, Daniel William Louis

Daniel Meyer's Last Rites Held Here Sunday

Funeral services were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home Sunday afternoon for Daniel William Louis Meyer who died at Columbus hospital late Thursday afternoon.  He had suffered from a brain hemorrhage Wednesday while on a visit with his brother, Henry, in Mentz.

Mr. Meyer, 68 years old, was born in Mentz and lived there for a while after his marriage to Miss Pauline Eckhardt, who survives.  They moved to Bay City and lived there for several years.  Mr. Meyer returned to Columbus where he was employed with Texas Construction Material Co. until a few years ago.

Survivors besides those mentioned are a daughter Mrs. Dannie E. McKaskle of Houston and a son, Kermit of Alexandria, La.; also 2 grandchildren, Daniel and Gayle Marie McKaskle of Houston, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Kotzebue of Houston and Mrs. Bertha Berger of Mentz.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Homer Meyer, Daniel and Emmett Berger, Edgar Kansteiner, Leroy Kotzebue and Lee Meyer.

Rev. Vernon Frank Rabel of Bay City officiated for the services in the funeral chapel and Rev. G. Wolf had charge at the graveside in the Lutheran cemetery in Cat Spring.

Colorado County Citizen, May 17th, 1955
Submitted by John Konesheck

Meyer, Elo H.

Elo H. Meyer, 70, Frelsburg Farmer, Dies in Houston

FRELSBURG--Last rites for Elo H. Meyer, 70,of Frelsburg were held Saturday morning at the Jecmenek Funeral home in Ellinger with Rev. Norman L. Roberts of the Columbus Baptist church officiating.

Mr. Meyer, died in a Veterans hospital in Houston last Thursday. He was a native of Frelsburg and was a farmer.

Survivors include his widow, the former Tillie Bertha Krueger; 5 daughters, Ms. C. H. Schmidt, Misses Betty Lou and Clara Mae Meyer of Columbus, Mrs. Dick Runk of La Porte and Mrs. Gus Runk of San Antonio; 6 sons, Kelly Meyer of Columbus, Emil Meyer of Highland Park, Ill., Clifton Meyer of Houston, James and John Meyer of San Antonio and August of Colma, California.

Also, 2 sisters, Mrs. Edmund Klaus and Mrs. Henry Ruhmann of Frelsburg; and 2 brothers, Willie Meyer of Alleyton and Emil Meyer of Bowie [sic.].

Burial was in Kaiser cemetery at Brushy.

Colorado County Citizen, September 11, 1958, page 8
Note: According to Barbara Meyer Clayton, Elo's brother, Emil Meyer, never lived in Bowie.

Meyer, Elsie Marie (Barten)


Elsie Marie Barten Meyer, 94, of Columbus, formerly of Bernardo, passed away May 13 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born in Mentz, June 22, 1910 to Herman and Emma (Brune) Barten and married Homer E. Meyer, Dec. 17, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Homer Ellis and David Barten Meyer.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betty Lou Meyer of Bernardo; grandchildren, Donna L. Vasut of Columbus and Darry W. and Dustin L. Meyer both of Bernardo; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda Aurich of Shaws Bend.

Funeral services were conducted May 16 at St. John Episcopal Church in Cat Spring under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. The Rev. Kevin Kaug officiated. Interment followed in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.

Pallbearers were Jonathan C. MacBride, Ivan Menke, Dewayne and Derrick Meyer, Colton and Curtis Vasut and Daniel Kautz.

Honorary pallbearers were Harold Peschel, John Wendel, Leland Miller, John W. Frnka, J.A. Gabor and Larry Uhlig.

Colorado County Citizen, May 18, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Meyer, Esther Joyce (Henicke)


Funeral services were held for Mrs. Esther Joyce Meyer Saturday, April 5 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with the Rev. Robert Haley officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mrs. Meyer was born March 28, 1910 in Alleyton to Charles Henicke and Louise P. Theuman Henicke. She married Lee L. Meyer December 23, 1934.

Mrs. Meyer was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Church of Christ and was affiliated with Retired Teachers Association.

Survivors include a step-son and daughter-in-law, Herbert Lee and Eunice B. Meyer of Robstown; one brother, Ernest Henicke of Alleyton; one grandchild, Mary Louise Champion and two -great grandchildren, Shelly Marie Champion and Lisa Ann Champion.

Mrs. Meyer was preceded in death by her husband, Lee L. Meyer.

Pallbearers. were Bobby Hunt, Clarence Wendt, Dale Walker, Haston Guin, Glenn Pitchfort and Charles Barrett.

Colorado County Citizen, April 10, 1986, page 2

Meyer, Evelyn (Martinek)


Evelyn Martinek Meyer, 91, of Columbus and formerly of Frelsburg and Victoria, passed away June 23 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born Dec. 26, 1916 in Santa Anna to Steve and Amelia Mahalitc Martinek. She was married to Roger J. Meyer on Aug. 17, 1959.

She worked as a teacher's aide at Mother Goose School and as a seamstress at the Bridal Shop in Victoria. She was a member of Frelsburg Country Quilters, Frelsburg Extension Education Ag-ency, Trinity Lutheran Church and Women of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister Hilda Martinek Zetik and husband D.J. Zetik; and an infant sister, Lillie Martinek.

She is survived by sons, Jim Bertsch and wife Kathy, of Schulenburg and Steve Bertsch and wife Pam, of Houston, five grandchildren, Lisa Bertsch Wolfe and husband Steve of Highlands, Craig Bertsch and wife Jennifer of Highlands, Sandy Bertsch Kerby and husband Skyler of Anahuac, Rebecca Bertsch Roe and husband Robert of Canton, Ga. and Courtney Bertsch Spata; and husband Tip of Spring; nine great-grandchildren, Haley and Macie Wolfe, Cade and Keely Bertsch, Kelby Kerby, Kylie and Presley Roe and Austin and Connor Spata.

Funeral services took place June 26 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Interment followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Tip Spata, Craig and Cade Bertsch, Robert Roe, Kelby Kerby, Tim and Glen Ehlers and Steve Markwardt.

Memorials may be made to the Frelsburg Country Quilters, Frelsburg Extension Education Agency and Women of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg

Colorado County Citizen, July 2, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Meyer, Frances Anna (Wavra)


Frances Anna Meyer, 92, of Alleyton, passed away Aug. 25 at Columbus Care Center.

She was born in Frelsburg, March 10, 1911 to Anton and Mary A. (Meyer) Wavra and married Leo C. Meyer, Dec. 2, 1929.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Josephine Reed; brothers, Anton, John, Pete, Frank and Joe Wavra; andgreat-granddaughter, Mandi Menke.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Madeline and Eugene Menke of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Harvey L and Vernelle Meyer of Katy, Denver L. and Jeanette Meyer of Columbus and Melvin R. "Butch" and Sue Meyer of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Marcella Wavra of Columbus and Vivian Wavra of Cat Spring; seven grandchildren, Kathryn Menke, Debbie Harris, Robin Moeller, Ann Lowther, Barbara Coursey, Garry Menke and Michael Meyer; 14 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Floyd Snyder officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Garry Menke, Garry Coursey, Pat Moeller, Michael Meyer, Calvin Harris and Rob Lowther.

Colorado County Citizen, September 3, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Meyer, Frances M. (Krenek)

Frances Meyer

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Frances Meyer of Eagle Lake at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Henneke Funeral Home with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

The Rev. Werner Buckholt officiated at the services. Burial was in the church cemetery. She passed away April 8 in the Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton.

Mrs. Meyer was a daughter of the late Vince and Jennie Martinek Krenek, born May 5, 1896 in Fayetteville. Her husband, Bennie Meyer preceded her in death in 1945. Before moving to Eagle Lake 3 years ago, she resided in the Mentz community 20 years.

Rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday night at Henneke Funeral Home.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Erwin Miller of Mentz; 3 sisters, Mrs. Helen Havel and Mrs. Alma Korasek of New Ulm and Mrs. Jennie Von Minden of Fayetteville; 6 brothers, Willie, Lebert, Fritz, Vince, Leo and Ewald Krenek, all of Fayetteville; and 5 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nick Kneblik, Arnold Kneblik; James Krenek, Gilbert Krenek, Logan Korasek, Leeroy Krenek, Victor havel and Edgar Von Minden Jr.

Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, April 11, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Meyer, Frieda (Fehrenkamp)


Funeral services for Mrs. Emil . Meyer who died last Saturday morning eight days after her 69th birthday, were held at the Columbus funeral home Sunday with Rev. Fischer of Frelsburg in charge.

Mrs. Meyer was born at Frelsburg May 3, 1877.

She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Mathias of Neiderwald, Texas; a son, Erwin Meyer of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Fritz Heinsohn of Frelsburg; and four brothers, Felix, Arthur, Walter and Edmund Fehrenkamp, all of Columbus.

Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery at Frelsburg. Pallbearers were Henry Buescher, R. Lee Hastedt, Frank Weishuhn, Arthur Venghaus, E. J. Brune and Charles Leyendecker.

Colorado County Citizen, May 16, 1946

Meyer, Helene (Roeder)

Mrs. Henry Meyer Succumbs at 74; Buried at Mentz

Mrs. Helene Reeder Meyer, 74, was buried last Thursday in the Mentz Lutheran church[sic] after services conducted by Rev. Marvin O. Ottmers of Cat Spring at Untermeyer Funeral home.

Mrs. Meyer, wife of Henry Meyer of Mentz, died in Columbus hospital at 4 a.m. Mar. 3. She was born in New Breman community of Fayette county June 25, 1884, the daughter of August and Maria Berger Reeder[sic].

Mrs. Meyer was confirmed in the Lutheran church at Frelsburg April 16, 1899. She attended school at Bachelor Hill school. She and Mr. Meyer were married Dec. 20, 1906.

Survivors include her husband; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emma Duve of Houston and Mrs. Anna Holtman of Bartlett; a brother, Herman Reeder[sic] of Temple; and several nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, March 12, 1959, page 2

Meyer, Henry F.

Henry Meyer's Last Rites Held

Last rites for Henry F. Meyer, 88 who was a lifetime resident of the Mentz-Bernardo area, were held at Untermeyer Funeral home, Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in Zoar Lutheran cemetery at New Ulm. Pastor Fehler officiating.

Mr. Meyer, who had been in frail health for some time, died in Columbus hospital at 6 a.m. Sunday. Born April 13, 1887, he was a son of David and Mary Kasper Meyer and was a retired farmer and rancher. His wife, the former Helen Roeder, died 7 years ago. He was a member of the Cat Spring Lutheran church.

Mr. Meyer is survived by a sister, Mrs. Betty Berger of the Mentz community and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Lee Meyer, Kelly Boehme, Emanuel Kotzebue, Walter Duve, Dannie Berger and Kermit Meyer.

Colorado County Citizen, November 25, 1965
From John Konesheck: Henry Meyer was know as "Uncle Peg Leg" to his nephews and nieces because he lost a leg due to a snake bite and had a wooden leg. He and his wife Helen never had children.

Meyer, Herman

Herman Meyer, Bernardo Ranchman, dies Wednesday

Funeral services for Herman Meyer, 72, prominent ranchman of the Bernardo section, were conducted at the family residence at two o'clock this afternoon, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. Mr. Meyer died Wednesday.

He was born October 13th, 1867, at New Ulm, the son of J. D. and Mary Meyer. He married Miss Ernestine Dabelgott December 2nd, 1890. He came to be a prominent ranchman in the Bernardo section and was known far and wide both for his inexhaustible store of stories and his unimpeachable integrity. Because of his integrity, he was often called upon to assist in the settlement of estates.

Mr. Meyer was one of the founders of Zoar Lutheran church and ever a faithful member, serving repeatedly on its council.

He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Ernestine Meyer; three sons, Hugo, Homer and Herbert Meyer, all of Bernardo; three daughters, Mrs. Ben Boehme of New Ulm, Mrs. Edwin Miller and Mrs. W. J. Litzmann of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Frank Diedrich of Bernardo, Mrs. J. G. Kotzebue of Columbus, Mrs. P. H. Kansteiner of Cat Spring and Mrs. Edwin Berger of Mentz; three brothers, Louis Meyer of Industry, Henry and Daniel Meyer of Mentz. He is further survived by ten grandsons, four granddaughters and two great grandchildren.

Interment was made in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery near Bachelor Hill.

Colorado County Citizen, February 29, 1940
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Meyer, Homer Ellis

See account of automobile accident that claimed the lives of Homer Ellis Meyer and Leroy Venghaus

Meyer,Lillie E. (Wunderlich)


Lillie E. Meyer, 91, of Pasadena, formerly of Columbus passed away May 26 in Pasadena.

She was born Dec. 9, 1911 in Willow Springs to Willie C. and Emilia Claudia (Dockal) Wunderlich and married Ferdinand Meyer on July 31, 1930.

She was a seamstress and a member of the Extension Homemakers of Colorado County, a charter member of the Texas German Society and Senior Circle at her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Ruby Anna Meyer and Violet Bundick; brothers, Perry H. Wunderlich and Willie Wunderlich.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie Lee (Meyer) and husband Weldon Wilker-son of Pasadena; son Ferdinand Leo Jr. and wife Delphia of Elgin; grandchildren Charles Ray Wilkerson, Sondra Lee Wilkerson-Schaaf, Wayne Weldon Paul Wilkerson, Allen Lee Meyer, David Wayne Meyer and James Andrew Meyer; great-grandchildren, Brian Eric Wilkerson, Sr., Darren Chad Wilkerson, Emma Kathleen Schaaf and Tyler Jacob Schaaf; great-great-grandchildren, Susie Renee Wilkerson and Brian Eric Wilkerson Jr.

Funeral services were May 29 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Father Wayne Wilkerson and the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating.

Interment followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Elliot, Allen Meyer, Brian Wilkerson, David Meyer, Darren Wilkerson, James Meyer, Tyler Schaaf and Bill Neisner.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Alzheimer's Association, 11251 Northwest Freeway, Suite 300, Houston, TX 77092.

Colorado County Citizen, June 4, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Meyer, Louis


Funeral services were held at Columbus Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Sunday for Louis Meyer, 87, who died in a Sealy hospital Friday. Burial was in Bachelor Hill [Zoar] cemetery, Rev. G. Wolf, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating.

Mr. Meyer was born in New Ulm on Feb. 21?, 1859.

He was married in 1889 to Nora Dunlavy who died in 1936.......

The last survivor of a family of 13 children of John and Mary Meyer, who came to this country from Germany, Mr. Meyer was also the last of those who established the Zoar Lutheran Church in Mentz in 1904.

He leaves one daughter Mrs Peter Frey of Alleyton, two sons, T. F. of Victoria and Arthur of Alleyton; five grandchildren, Mrs. Willine Luhn and Howard Meyer, Texas City; Mrs. Gladys Henicke, Alleyton, Sgt. Woodrow J. Meyer, Tucson, Ariz. and Sidney Frey, Bernardo and two great-grandchildren, Judy Henicke, Alleyton, and Ann Meyer, Texas City; a grandson, Lt. Lee Earl Meyer, only child of Mr. and Mrs T. F. Meyer of Victoria, was killed in action in World War II.

Pallbearers were Sidney Frey, Howard Meyer, Lee Luhn, Ernest Henicke, Lee Dunlevy and Sonny Meyer.

Colorado County Citizen, February 20, 1947

Meyer, Louis Fritz

Louis F. Meyer Dies at 94; Funeral Here

Funeral services for Louis F. Meyer, 94, were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home Friday at 3 p.m., with burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Walter Allen Brown of Columbus Church of Christ officiating.

Mr. Meyer died Thursday (June 22) in Colonial Rest home in Schulenburg where he had been a patient for almost 4 years.

He was born April 16, 1873, and spent the early years of his life in farming. Later he worked for the Southern Pacific railroad and also did bridge work for the company. He also did carpenter work and painting. He married Louise Lillie Miller Oct. 26, 1899. She died Jan. 25, 1952.

Survivors are 2 sons, Lee L. Meyer of Columbus and Alfred Meyer of Altair and a daughter, Mrs. Ben R. Smith of San Antonio; also 2 stepsons, Henry Miller of San Antonio and Frank Miller of Houston; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Casket bearers were grandsons, Alfred Meyer Jr., Herbert Lee Meyer, Clyde Smith, Jimmy Smith, Byron Miller and a great-grandson, Glenn Wayne Holub.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, June 29, 1967
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Meyer, Louis Jacob Daniel " J. D."

Daniel Meyer Dies at Age of 75 After Lingering Illness

Had Lived on Bernard Since His Marriage Many Years Ago

A shadow of sorrow was cast over the entire Bernardo country last Tuesday morning, October 17, by the death of Daniel Meyer, who departed this life at the age of 75 years. His health had been failing since last February and he had been confined to his bed for 18 days. During his illness, everything that medical skill and loving hands could do was done, but to no avail. His savior called and his soul took flight to a better world. His death was not unexpected to his grief stricken family and sorrowing friends.

Interment was made Wednesday afternoon, a great concourse of friends and relatives gathering at the home of the deceased at 3 o'clock and going from there to the Lutheran [Zoar] cemetery. He was a member of the Lutheran church for many years and Rev. Lindenberg of the Frelsburg Lutheran church conducted the services, paying a touching tribute to the memory of one who had been a devoted husband and loving father. Members of the Columbus Lutheran choir rendered several of the dear old familiar Hymns during the service. Acting as pall bearers were Gus Renken, Henry Grabow, Otto Hill, Henry Kansteiner, Fritz Kansteiner and Chas. Duddleston. Mr. Meyer was born in Germany March 11, 1847, and came to the United States with his parents when still a young boy. They settled in Austin county. In 1869 he was married to Miss Maria Kasper. He and his wife moved to the place two miles from Bernardo 51 years ago, where their long companionship was broken by the husband. There were nine children born to their union, of which one son, Charley Meyer, preceded his father to his grave. The others were all present at their father's funeral. They are: Herman, Louis, Henry and Daniel Meyer, Mrs. Frank Diedrich, Mrs. Julius Kotzebue, Mrs. Edwin Berger and Mrs. Phillip Kansteiner. There are 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His brothers, of which there are four were all present at the funeral. They are Ernest, William, Louis, and Ferdinand Meyer. His sisters who survive him are Mrs. Henry Barten, Mrs. Paul Max, Mrs. Sophie Berger of Goliad county and Mrs. Fritz Dabelgott of Travis county. All of them were present for the funeral.

Mr. Meyer was a member of Home Circle lodge of Cat Spring. He was an honest upright citizen of noble character always lending a hand in the upbuilding of the community and school. His loss will be felt by all who knew him. A beautiful array of floral offerings mantled the new made grave Wednesday afternoon when he was laid to rest, lovely expressions of sympathy for the bereaved family in their great sorrow. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the community, many people being present from Cat Spring, Sealy, Bellville, and from all parts of Colorado county.

People who came from a distance, besides those already mentioned, were Mr. and Mrs. Manley Kotzebue of Manor and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bellow of Goliad.

Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 1922
Submitted by John Konesheck

Meyer, Lynn Ray


Lynn Ray Meyer, 55, of Houston died suddenly at home on Jan. 21.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger J. Meyer.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of Houston; son, Casey Ray Meyer of Houston; daughter, Amanda Lynn Meyer of Houston; and mother, Angeline Bertsch of Columbus.

Services in Frelsburg are pending. [Body cremated-ashes scattered]

Colorado County Citizen, February 1, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Meyer, Maria Margarotha Henriette (Find)

Mary Margaret Meyer

Bernardo News.
Last Saturday at 2:30 p.m. the death angel visited the home of Daniel Meyer and took Mrs. Mary Margaret Meyer. Mrs. Meyer was 86 years 11 mo's and 21 days old. She spent the greater part of her life in this community and was well and favorably known. On April 13, 1908, she had a paralytic stroke from which she has suffered since. Mrs. Meyer is survived by 5 sons, 4 daughters, 1 sister and more than 60 grand children and great grandchildren. A large number of sorrowing friends and relatives accompanied the remains to their last resting place[Meyer Family Cemetery] Our sympathy is extended to the grief stricken family.

Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 1911
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Death of Mrs. Wm. Meyer, Sr.

Late Saturday evening, Aug. 26th, at the home of her eldest son, Daniel Meyer, near Bernardo, the death angel called as tribute, the devout mother of ten children, of whom nine are still living. Mrs. Wm. Meyer, Sr., lived to an age of nearly 86 years, her birthday being September 1st. Mrs. Meyer was one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens, a devout mother and a devout member of the Lutheran church, she survived her husband nearly 35 years. Death was due to a lingering illness of several years' standing. Interment was made Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the [Meyer] cemetery, Rev. G. Szillat of Frelsburg conducted the funeral ceremony at the house and at the grave. A large attendance was present at the funeral. The surviving children are: Daniel, Sr., Ferdinand, Ernst, Louis and Wm. Meyer, Jr., all of Bernardo; Mrs. M. Berger of Germantown, Mrs. Hy. Barten of Mentz, Mrs. Paul Max of New UIm, and Mrs. Fred Dabelgott of Jones County. There are 36 grand children and 32 great grand children. May she rest in peace. C. A. H.

Weimar Mercury, September 1, 1911, page 7

Meyer, Mary (Kasper)

Services Held Monday Afternoon for Mrs. Mary Meyer

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Meyer were conducted from the Henry Meyer home of the Mentz section Monday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier officiating.

It is likely that Mrs. Meyer was the last survivor of the five hundred "Wends" who left their home near Dohau, Saxony, Germany, in 1854, to seek a place where they could live and worship undisturbed according to the principles of their Lutheran faith. She was born as Mary Kasper, the daughter of Georg and Magdalene Kasper on September 30, 1864[sic] [Should be 1846-DA]. At the age of nine, she came with the emigrants to Texas. Though 73 of the 500 who left their homes died during the long and perilous journey, Mary and her parents were spared. A few of the colonists remained in New Ulm while the majority moved on to Serbin in Lee County. She was one who remained. Thus it was in New Ulm that she met and married J. D. Meyer. The young people moved to the Mentz section where they came to be the founders of Zoar Lutheran Church.

Eight children were born to the couple, all of whom survive their mother. They are: Herman and Henry Meyer of Mentz; Louis Meyer of Post Oak Point; Daniel Meyer of Wharton; Mrs. Frank Diedrich of Bernardo; Mrs. Edwin Berger of Mentz; Mrs. J. H. Kotzebue of Columbus and Mrs. P. H. Kansteiner of Bernardo.

The father was taken from the home by death on October 17, 1922. The mother lived until midnight, July 8th. In addition to the eight children she leaves 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

The funeral was in charge of Ben Boehme of New Ulm, and interment was made in the Zoar Lutheran Cemetery. The following grandchildren served as pallbearers: Lee Meyer, Leroy Kotzebue, Herbert Meyer, Kermit Meyer, Daniel Berger and Marcus Kansteiner.

Colorado County Citizen, July 13, 1929
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Meyer, Myrtle Louise

Myrtle Meyer Buried in Weimar

Funeral services for Myrtle Louise Meyer, 73, of Austin, were held July 20 at Austin-Peel and Son Chapel in Austin. Rev. Kent Bohls officiated.

Gravesides services were held that afternoon at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

A retired nurse, Mrs. Meyer passed away July 15 in an Austin hospital.

She is survived by four daughters, Tinker Sullivan of Houston, Peggy Meyer of Austin, Marilyn Meyer of Evergreen, Colorado, and Debbie Taylor of Austin; one son, G. H. (Buddy) Meyer III of Houston; and a number of grandchildren and other family members.

The Weimar Mercury, July 29, 1993
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Meyer, Nora W. (Dunlavy)

Meyer, Mrs. Louis
(By Willeen Meyer)

Mrs. Louis Meyer passed out of this life at her home near Bernardo Thursday, January 23rd at 5 a.m., at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 18 days. She was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery at Mentz Friday afternoon, January 24th. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, pastor of the Lutheran church at Columbus and Mentz conducted the services and songs were furnished by the choir of Columbus.

Nora Dunlavy was born at Mentz October 5, 1863 and on December 14, 1882 was married to Louis Meyer. To this union four children were born, one daughter and three sons. One son preceded her in death seven years ago.
Mrs. Meyer had been in failing health for several years. Last April she underwent an operation in the La Grange hospital. Since then she has been a invalid and confined to her bed most of the time.

Mrs. Meyer was a life long member of the Mentz Lutheran Church. Rev Flachmeier came to see her and soothed her illness on several occasions.

Mrs. Meyer is survived by her grief stricken husband, three children, Toby of Victory Arthur of Bernardo and one daughter, Mrs. Peter Frey of Bernardo. Six grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Meyer of Mentz, Mrs. Nettie Meyer of Frelsburg, two brothers, Edwin and Alex Dunlavy of Mentz.

Pallbearers were Messrs Ed Hefley, Emil Henneke, Emmett Kveton, I. C. Henneke, Dennis Berger and Harry Barten of Columbus.

Her grave was one beautiful mass of flowers, a last kindness shown by her many relatives and friends, which seemed so little, yet meant so much.


We wish to thank all those who rendered aid and expressed sympathy in our loss at the death of our wife and mother, Mrs. Louis Meyer. Especial thanks to Rev. W. A. Flachmeier and the choir.
Louis Meyer and children

Colorado County Citizen (?), February, 1936
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Meyer, Pearl Lee

Infant Child Died Saturday

Our deepest sympathy is extended Mr. and Mrs. Tobie Meyer in the death of their little week-old daughter, Pearl Lee, who died on last Friday afternoon. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Mentz on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Father Stroble[sic] of Columbus conducting the funeral services.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 2, 1918

Meyer, Rose (Rosenauer)


Rose Meyer, 91 of Columbus, passed away May 6 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born in Flatonia, May 24, 1909 to Jim and Katrina (Reindle) Rosenauer and married H. P. Meyer, March 18, 1947.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Jean Ortolon; sisters, Albina Etlinger, Mary Rosenauer, Annie Simcik, Millie Walker and Emma Kolar; and brothers, Joe and Frank Rosenauer.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dottie and Bill Clark of Austin; and grandchildren, George and Ken Ortolon and Jim and Joe Clark.

Funeral services were conducted May 9 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: George and Ken Ortolon, Jim and Joe Clark, Robert and Joe Etlinger, Patrick Rosenauer and Jimmie Simcik.

Colorado County Citizen, May 16, 2001

Meyer, Sophie (Aschenbeck)

Mrs. Sophie Meyer Dies at Her Home; Funeral Monday

Mrs. Sophie Aschenbeck Meyer, who died in her horne at Brushy Sunday morning, was laid to rest in the Kaiser. cemetery in Brushy following funeral services at the Jecmenek Funeral home in Ellinger Monday a 2 p.m., with Rev. G. Wolf of Columbus officiating.

Mrs. Meyer was born Sept. 2, 1885, was baptized in her Infancy and was confirmed in the Trinity Lutheran church in Frelsburg April 16, 1899 when Rev. S. Gerstemann was pastor.

She was married to Deitrich Meyer Oct. 19, 1904, and to this union was born 2 chIldren, Leo Meyer and Mrs. Linda Meyer, who survive.

Also surviving are her husband; 2 grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.

Four nieces and 2 nephews sang 2 songs, one at the grave and the other at the rites in the Jecmenek Funeral home.

Pallbearers wore 6 nephews, Gus, Willie and Leslie Aschenbeck of Houston, Anton, August and Arthur Aschenbeck of near Shelby.

She was buried beside the graves of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Aschenbeck.

Others attending the funeral from out of this county were Albert and Arnold Aschenbeck of Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Fishbeck and children of Moulton, Louis and Willie Koester of El Campo, Mrs. Fred Aschenbeck and family of near Shelby.

Colorado County Citizen, December 6, 1951, page 10

Meyer, Walter Herman

Last Rites Held Monday For Drowning Victim

The body of Walter Herman Meyer, 64-year-old Bernardo farmer was recovered from a stock tank shortly after 9 p.m. Friday. Mr. Meyer reportedly went fishing to the tank on the Leo Braden farm near Bernardo about 2:30 Friday. A neighbor, Edwin Brune, noticed the pickup truck still parked there at 7:30 p.m. He investigated and found Meyer’s clothes beside the pond.

Members of the Columbus Fire Department recovered the body from four feet of water in the tank. Colorado County sheriff’s department investigated and believes the man was trying to recover a fishing pole which was found floating in the tank, and may have suffered a cramp in the cold water.

Bernardo Justice of the Peace George Schindler returned a verdict of accidental death by drowning.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday from the Columbus Funeral Home.

Mr. Meyer, who lives alone at Bernardo, is survived by his mother , Mrs. Lillian Meyer of Bernard; and two sisters, Mrs. Otto Luedecke of Bernardo and Mrs. Garrett Stolle of La Grange. [Interment in Zoar Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 19, 1959

Meyer, William J.

Mr. W. J. Meyer

The death of Mr. W. J. Meyer occurred at his home at Mentz last Monday, following an illness of some six weeks caused by becoming overheated.

Funeral services were held yesterday evening at three thirty and interment made in the Lutheran [Zoar] Cemetery at Mentz.

Mr. Meyer was born and reared in the Mentz community and was one of the pioneer, substantial citizens of that section. He was 62 years of age at death. He is survived by the wife and three children, Mrs. O. C. Luedecke, Mrs. Stolle and Walter Meyer and by one brother, Louis Meyer.

Colorado County Citizen, September 12, 1929

Meyer, Willie A.

Willie A. Meyer, a resident of Alleyton the past 19 years died Monday in Columbus Hospital at the age of 91.

Funeral services were held at Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial was in Kaiser Cemetery in Brushy. The Rev. Harold Fehler officiated.

Meyer, a retired farmer, was born April 14, 1879 at Frelsburg. His wife, Rebecca, preceded him in death.

Meyer was a member of the Lutheran church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Tillie Aschenbeck and Mrs. Ewald Lillie, both of Frelsburg; 2 sons, Ewald of Alleyton and Leo of Brushy; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edmund Klaus and Mrs. Henry Ruhmann, both of Frelsburg; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Colorado County Citizen, August 27, 1970
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Meyer, Willie D.

Bernardo Man Passes

Mr. W. H. Meyer, 46, died at his home at Bernardo last Sunday following an illness of several months.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church at Mentz at three o’clock Monday and interment made in the Lutheran Cemetery.

Mr. Meyer was a prominent citizen of the Bernardo section, and is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer of Bernardo, one sister, Mrs. Peter Frey, a wife and three children, two boys and a girl to all of whom our deep sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, February 7, 1929
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Meyer, Willie D.

Mr. Willie D. Meyer, a loving husband and father, a life long friend and companion passed out of this life at his home near Bernardo, Saturday, February 2nd at 5 p.m. and was laid to rest in the Lutheran cemetery at Mentz Monday, February 4th. Rev. Flachmeier, pastor of the Lutheran church of Columbus and Mentz conducted the services, and songs furnished by the choir.

Mr. Meyer had been sick for several months. Last July he left for Kennedy to take baths for his failing health. He then took suddenly ill and had to have an appendicitis operation performed in Beeville, since then he has been a invalid and confined to his bed most of the time. He suffered much pain during his long illness.

Mr. Meyer has been a life long member of the Mentz Lutheran church. Rev. Flachmeier came to see him and soothed his illness on several occasions and was with him only a short while before God called him to his reward.

Many of his loyal friends did their best to comfort him as much as they could. His beloved wife was at his bedside all the time and was with him when the death angel claimed him. His children miss his companionship and the loss of their loving father is very great.

Mr. Meyer died at the age of45 years, 4 months, 20 days. He spent all his life around here. He was married to Miss Lizzie Nelson in November 1907, to this union three children were born, two girls and on boy.

Mr. Meyer is survived by his wife, three children, Willeen and Gladys and one son Howard. His parents Mr. and Mrs. Louis Meyer, two brothers, Toby of Palacios and Arthur from this section. Mrs. Peter Fry of this section. A number of other relatives and a host of friends.

His grave was one beautiful mass of flowers, a last kindness shown by his many relatives and friends which seemed so little yet meant so much.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 1929
Transcribed by Judy Talkington


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