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Michalcik, John

Old Time Settler Passes On Thursday

Mr. John Michalcik, old time settler of this section. died at the family home in the Bila Horn community, south of Weimar, last Thursday night, and the remains were brought here for Interment In St. Michael's Cemetery Saturday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. A large number of his former neighbors and friends were present at the funeral.

Mr. Michalcik was born in Germany May 20. 1867. He came to this country In 1893. first settling near Holman, Fayette county. Later on he moved to the Osage section, where he lived for a number of years. Still later he moved to the Bila Hora community, where he lived up to the time of his death. Mr. Michalcik was married In 1904 to Miss Mary Watzlavick. To this union six children were born, and all are living. They are Mrs. S. L. Kucherka of Columbus, Mrs. Willie Taylor, John , Miss Annie, Miss Adela, and Alphonse, all of the Bila Hora community,

Mr. Michalcik was taken ill the day preceding his death. He was able to talk to members of his family, and It was not thought at first he was seriously ill. However, the change came rapidly, and on Thursday it was realized the end was near. The end came quickly.

Mr. Michalcik was a quiet, peaceable, good citizen. He stood high among his neighbors and friends, and his death is a sad blow to the family and all who knew him. To the bereaved widow and children, the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section is extended.

Weimar Mercury, February 27, 1931

Michalcik, Marie (Vaclavik)

Lady Passes Unto Her Reward

The earthly remains ot Mrs. Michalcik, respected lady of the Bila Hora community, former resident of the Osage community, were committed to mother earth in St. Michael's Cemetery Saturday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service. Active pall bearers were Messrs. Robert Michalcik, John Kaluza, Martin Walla, Joe Dusek, Frank Melnar and Frank Fojt. A large crowd of relatives and sympathizing friends was present to witness the last sad rites.

Mrs. Marie Michalcik, nee Miss Marie Vacslavik[sic], was born in Czechoslovakia on April 15. 1881. Coming to America about the year 1900, the family first settled in Fayette county. In 1902 she was united in marriage to Mr. John Michalcik. The happy couple lived in Fayette county until 1908, when they moved to the Osage section. Here they lived until 1925. Then they moved to the Bila Hora section, where they resided up to the time of their deaths. Mrs. Michalcik’s beloved husband preceded her in death some three years ago. Her death occurred March 29, 1934, at the age of 53 years The surviving children are Mrs. W. H. Taylor and Mrs. S. P. Kucherka of Columbus, Mrs. A. J. Fojt, John and Alfonse Michalcik and Miss Annie Michalcik, all of Bila Hora.

Mrs. Michalcik had been in ill health for several months past. She was a beloved, good woman, devoted to her family, a kindly, interested neighbor and friend, and highly regarded in the community where she lived for so long a time. She raised a fine family of boys and girls, and in her passing they realize keenly they have lost the best friend they ever had. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to them in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1934, page 1

Michalcik, Vlasta (Melnar)

Vlasta Michalcik Funeral Service Held Feb. 27

Mrs. John (Vlasta) Michalcik, 90, of Hallettsville, died Feb. 24, at Schulenburg Regency. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 27, at St. Michael Catholic church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.

Vlasta was born May 20, 1913 in Bila Hora to Frank and Emila (Dusek) Melnar.

She attended Bila Hora School until the seventh grade

She married John Adolph Michalcik on July 23, 1935 in Bila Hora.

She was a housewife who lived in this area all her life.

Vlasta was the happiest in her kitchen and her garden. She enjoyed cooking and baking for the family when they came to visit. She was always up and at 'em early in the kitchen, announcing "Breakfast?" at 7 a. m. every morning.

Her main concern while you were there was to make sure "you had enough to eat." Vlasta loved baking her famous "one egg chocolate cake" with homemade icing and her families' favorite, her icebox cookies.

She was also famous for all of the canning she did. She canned everything from the cucumbers and okra out of her garden to the jubilees and pears off her tree.

Although she knew her way around the house, you would frequently find her out in the pasture with her husband, whether it was fixing a fence, feeding cattle, or working on a tractor.

She knew how to do it all. And all would be done wearing a dress and an apron. What a lady?

Vlasta's life would forever change on Oct. 2, 1992, the day her husband, John, died of a massive heart attack.

A few years later, Alzheimer's began to take its toll on Vlasta's memory. Names and events became a blur, and she no longer even had a will to live.

She would sit looking out her window, longing for the day her husband would once again pull into their driveway.

In June of 1996, Vlasta moved to Schulenburg Regency for better care. Although Alzheimer's stripped Vlasta of her memory, the disease couldn't take away the wonderful memories each of us have in our hearts.

She is survived by one son, Johnny Frank Michalcik and wife Dolores of Houston and one daughter, Carol Ann Michalec and husband Victor of Weimar.

She is also survived by one sister, Leona Scheffer of Hallettsville; two sisters in law, Dorothy Melnar of Weimar and Francis Melnar of Hallettsville.

Survivors also include four granddaughters, Roxanne Menis and husband Ronnie of Weimar, Judy Horton and husband Bobby of Houston, Melissa Barton and husband Jason of Weimar and Clarissa Michalec of Weimar and five great-grandchildren, Courtney and Casey Menis of Weimar, Laauren and Jacob Horton of Houston and Clay Barton of Weimar.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Frank Grunewald of Weimar, David Melnar of Schulenburg, Kenneth Scheffer of Austin, Jason Barton and Ronnie Menis of Weimar and Bobby Horton of Houston,

Weimar Mercury, March 4, 2004

Michalek, Adolf

Adolf Michalek Funeral Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Adolf Michalek, 64, retired former[sic] of the New Bielau area, were held Wednesday, March 9, at Hubbard Funral[sic] Home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated, assisted by the Revs. Thomas Flanagan and Thomas O”Callaghan.

Mr. Michalek died Tuesday at 1:45 a.m. in Renger Hospital, Hallettsville. He had been ill about two months.

A World War I veteran, he was born July 26, 1895, at High Hill, Fayette County, the son of Adolf and Louise Michalek, who moved to the New Bielau area when he was a small child. He married Miss Ella Beken there and after a few years they moved to Edna vicinity in Jackson County, returning to this area nine years ago. He was an active member of the American Legion, and fellow members honored him with a graveside ceremony. He was also a member of the local Knights of Columbus council.

Suriving[sic] in additon[sic] to his wife are one brother, Eddie Michalek, and three sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Emilie) Hoelscher, Mrs. Oscar (Louise) Hoelscher and Mrs. Edgar (Clara) Hoelscher, all of here.

Pallbearers were Eddie Michalek Jr., Howard Hoelscher, Al Kasparek, Henry Beken Jr., Waton Beken and Hilmer Hasse.

Weimar Mercury, March 11, 1960, page 1

Michalek, Elsie (Walzel)


Funeral services were held here Thursday for Mrs. Eddie Michalek, 27, at the St. Michael's Church, with the Rt. Rev. J.J. Szymanski officiating, assisted by Rev. Louis Blinka.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie Michalek, well-known Weimar area resident; one son; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Michalek of Rosenberg, Mrs. Louis Rabel of Seguin; four brothers, G. F. Walzel of Houston, Frank E., Robert and Bennie Walzel, all of Weimar; and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walzel, of Weimar area.

Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Attending the funeral from distant points were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walzel, Emil Walzel, Mrs. Frank Rook, Mrs. Rudolph Schubert, Mr.and Mrs. Emil Beck and daughter, Mrs. Henry Schubert, all of Woodsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Walzel, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Walzel, Mrs. Rudolph Walzel and daughters, Mrs. Annie Boeker and daughter, Bertha Lee, all of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beck, San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, November 29, 1940


Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie Michalek, 27, a sixteen-year resident of this area, well and favorably known throughout this section, whose death occurred early Wedneday morning at the family home, were held here Thursday morning at St. Michael's Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph Szmanski officiating.

Mrs. Michalek, nee Elsie Walzel, was a native of Fayette County where she was born August 23, 1903, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walzel, highly regarded Weimar area couple. She later married Eddie Michalek, farmer of this section.

Survivors include her husband; an 11-year-old son; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walzel; a brother, G. F Walzel, well known Houston tupewriter salesman; and a number of other brothers and sisters.

Burial was in the St. Michael's Cemetery. To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury offers its most sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, November 29, 1940

Michalek, Louise (Ripper)

Burial Rites for Mrs. Ad. Michalek, 73 Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Adolf Micalek Sr., 73, a resident of the Weimar area for the past fifty years, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church Wednesday morning, with Msgr. Goertz officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Michalek succumbed Monday at St. Joseph's Infirmary, Houston, where she was taken about two weeks ago. She had been ill for the last six weeks.

Born near Schulenburg, October 20, 1875, she was the former Miss Louise Ripper, daughter of Joe H. and Louise Ripper. On October 29, 1895, she was married at High Hill to Adolph Michalek. Four years later they moved to a farm near Weimar, where they have lived since. In 1945 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with all their descendants present except one grandson, then at an army base. Mrs. Michalek was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Adolf Michalek of Edna and Ed Michalek of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Erwin (Emilie) Hoelscher, Mrs. Oscar (Louise) Hoelscher, and Mrs. Edgar (Clara) Hoelscher, all of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Ludmilla Stanzel and Mrs. Anna Dittrich of High Hill; one brother, Ed Ripper of High Hill. Three brothers, Frank, Joe and Rudolf Ripper, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were her five grandsons Horace Hoelscher, Elliott Hoelscher, Eddie Michalek, Jr. Al Kasparek, and Buren Kallina; and Alfred Binder of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, March 18, 1949, page 1

Michalek, Therisa


Mrs. Theresa Michalke, aged about 70 years, died Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Rabel on Route 3. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday morning, Rev. os. Szymanski officiating.

Pall bearers were Henry Seifert, Joe Seifert, John Heger, Jr., Frank Wick, John Krasucky and Joe Kasper.

Mrs. Michalke was a former resident of the Sedan section. Her husband died some thirty-three years ago. Se was highly regarded by friends and neighbors among whom she had lived for so long a time, and her death is sincerely regretted.

Our sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1931, page 1

Michalke, Anna A.

Weimar, Colorado Co., Tex., April 8.—Mrs. Anna Michalka, wife of H. R. Michalka, died in this city Sunday morning with convulsions. The friends and relatives of the deceased went to Judge Hancock, the justice of precinct No. 4 and requested him to order an autopsy which he did. The county physician accompanied by one of the leading physicians of the city made the necessary postmortem, but have not as yet rendered their opinions.

Dallas Morning News, Tuesday, April 10, 1894
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Mrs. Anna Michalke, wife of Mr. H. R. Michalke of this city, died last Sunday morning after a brief illness, and was buried Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery. She was a kindhearted , estimable lady, possessing many friends, and her death is deeply regretted.

Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1894

Michalke, Ferdinand F.

Ferd. Michalke, 85, Buried Here Monday

Funeral services for Mr. Ferdinand F. Michalke, 85, one of this area's oldest farmers, were held in St. Michael's Church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery, with the Rev. Emil Vinklarek, assistant pastor, conducting the services.

Following a long illness, which kept him confined to bed for the past fifteen months, Mr. Michalke died at the family home Saturday night. His wife had preceded him in death less than two months before, passing away May 19 of this year.

Survivors include eight children: Mrs. Alma McGill of Clifton, New York; Mrs. Bertha Frazier of Bernardo; Mrs. Emma Kubenka of Weimar; Mrs. Mary Sebesta of Columbus; Messrs. Otto Michalke of Edna: Fritz Michalke of Schulenburg; and Will and Ed Michalke of Weimar. Four children born to the couple died in early infancy.

Also surviving are two brothers. Henry Michalke of San Antonio, and Leopold Michalke of Hallettsville; and fourteen grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rudolf Muehr, Ed Matzke, Richard Muehr, Adam Yackel, Joe Mezik, Sr., and Adolf Matzke.

Mr. Michalke was born in Klantendorf, Germany. July 17, 1856. He came to this country with his mother and father at the age of 24 years, landing at Galveston. From Galveston he came to the New Bielau section and for a short time made his home on the old Leidolf farm. From there he moved to the Osage section where he lived for several years, and finally to the farm about a mile from Borden, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Mr. Michalke was known to residents of this section as an energetic, law-abiding citizen, a splendid friend and neighbor, and a man who was ever ready to aid those who needed his help.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the sorrowing survivors.

Weimar Mercury, July 8, 1941, page 1

Michalke, Maria (Krisco/Krischke)


Funeral services for Mrs. Fred Michalke, 77, a forty-four year resident of the Weimar area whose death occurred Tuesday, were held Wednesday morning from the family residence and at St. Michael’s Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Szymanski officiating.

The deceased, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Krisco, was a native of Austria, where she was born in 1864. At the age of 24, she moved to the United States and in 1897, at the age of 33, she moved to Weimar area, north of Borden, where she had since resided.

Survivors are four sons, Fritz Michalke of Schulenburg, Eddie and William of Weimar area, Otto of Glen Flora; and two daughters, Mrs. Ludwig Kubenka of Weimar and Mrs. Charlie Sebesta of Columbus.

Burial was in St. Michael’s cemetery.

To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury extends sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1941

Michalke, Otto A.

Mr. Otto A. Michalke, father of H. Michalke of Runge, F. Michalke of Borden and L. Michalke of Halletsville(sic) died at the family residence in this city last Monday morning, aged 72 years, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery (St. Michael's) the following morning. Mr. Michalke was an honored resident of this community for a number of years. Of quiet habits and frugal disposition, he proved a good neighbor and citizen, and his death is deeply regretted. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, November 3, 1900

Michalke, Thekla (Goepf) Fietsam


Mrs. Thelkle Michalke, 61, died in a San Antonio sanitarioum at 3:15 Wednsday afternoon. Mrs. Michalke was a native of Texas and had lived in San Antonio five years.

She leaves three daughters, Mr. W. A. Karech of San Antonio, Mrs. W. E. Riefschlager of Yorktown, and Mrs. B. L. Hale of Falls City; four sons, Fred Fietsam of Skidmore, H. R. Michalke of Corpus Christi, and Walter Michalke and George Fietsam, both of San Antonio. The body has been sent ot Skidmore. San Antonio Express.

In the last issue of the Mercury, under heading of “In the Days of 1895,” there was a report of the marriage of H. R. Michalke and Mrs. Thelkla Fietsam. Her death occurred within a few days of thirty years after their marriage.

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1924, page 2

Michalke, unknown

Death of a Baby

The infant 3-months-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Michalke died Friday of last week [May 26], after a brief illness, and was buried the following day in the Catholic cemetery. ‘Tis hard to give up the little babes we have learned to love so well, and in their sad misfortune Mr. and Mrs. Michalke have the sympathy of the entire community.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1893, page 3

Michalke, William Grover

Final Rites for Wm. G. Michalke, 51, Held Monday

Funeral services for William Grover Michalke, 51, were held Monday, December 8, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment In St. Michael's Cemetery, Msgr. Jos. J. Szymanski officiating.

Mr. Michalke succumbed Saturday evening in Schulze Hospital, Schulenburg, where he had been taken Thursday morning in dying condition. He had been found by a neighbor at 7:30 o'clock that morning with a gunshot wound in his forehead. A .22 rifle lay beside him on the bed. From all appearances, it was determined that he must have taken his own life, although none of his relatives or friends could find a reason. A bachelor, he kept his house and farm in neat order and was usually in good spirits, having many friends in this area.

Military honors were accorded the World War I veteran, the local American Legion post furnishing pallbearers and firing squad. The flag of his country was presented to Mr. Michalke's youngest sister, Mrs. Mary Sebesta of Columbus. Mr. Michalke was a member of St. Michael's Church and the American Legion.

Born at Osage September 21, 1896, he was the son of the late F. F. and Marie Michalke. His entire lifetime was spent in the vicinity of Weimar.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Mary Sebesta of Columbus, Mrs. Alma McGill of Passaic, N. J., Mrs. Bertha Frazier of Bernardo, Texas, and Mrs. Emma Kubenka of Houston; and four brothers, Otto Michalke of Edna, Fritz Michalke of Schulenburg, and Edward Michalke of Weimar.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Joe Herring, Adolph Kristek, Oswald Leidolf, Gilbert Rodgers, Fred Billeck, Jr., and J. R. Yoder.

Weimar Mercury, December 12, 1947, page 1

Mickens, Unknown

Last Sunday night an old colored man named Mickens was frozen to death as is generally believed, in this city. It seems he has been living by himself, was old, and for several days past has been ill. Some of his colored friends have attended his simple wants, and on Sunday evening carried him his supper as usual, built up a fire in the stove and after conversing with him awhile left him sitting before the fire. The next morning he was found lying on the floor, cold in death. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, January 13, 1881, page 3

Miculka, Elgin G.

Elgin Miculka Services Held November 17

Elgin G. Miculka, 79, of Weimar, died Oct. 17. He was a resident of Parkview Manor.

Services were held Oct. 19 at the United Church of Christ, With Rev. Norman Sirnic officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

He was born to Jerome and Emma Breitkreuz Miculka on Dec. 14, 1916 in Weimar.

He attended Weimar High School. He married Martha Dusek on Sept. 1, 1952, and was a resident of Weimar for 20 years. He also lived in Panama, Okinawa, Globe, Ariz., and San Antonio and was a civil service engineer with the Department of Air Force.

Mr. Miculka is survived by a son, James E. Miculka of New Orleans, La.; a daughter, Glynis Whitmore of Buda; a sister, Mabel Merrill of Beaumont; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, in 1984, two sisters, and one brother.

Pallbearers were John Henicke, Mark Merrill, Tim Merrill, and Oscar Henicke, Jr.

The Weimar Mercury, October 24, 1996
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Miculka, Georgia Ella


Georgia Ella Miculka, the beloved 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Miculka of this city, died in a hospital at La Grange Friday last, following an operation for locked bowels. The remains were brought home for interment and laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Saturday morning, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor, officiating.

The pall bearers were Henry Guenther, Edwin Berger, Steve and Henry Rabel.

The little girl is survived by her parents, two brothers, Elgin and Lester, and two sisters, Josephine and Mabel Louise. She was a bright little girl, the pride of her parents’ hearts, and in her sad death at such a tender age, the bereaved ones have the sympathy of all.

The Mercury’s heartfelt condolence goes out to them.

Weimar Mercury, September 4, 1924

Miculka, Jerome John

Final Rites For J. J. Miculka, 79, Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Jerome John Miculka, 79, an almost lifelong resident of Weimar, were held Wednesday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.

The Rev. George Fuchs, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, of which he was a member, officiated.

Mr. Miculka died Tuesday morning, Nov. 21, at Youens Hospital. He had been in ill health several years.

Born June 3, 1882, at Praha in Fayette County, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Miculka. He married Miss Emma Breitkreuz here on Oct. 28, 1912. Mr. Miculka’s first trade was blacksmithing, but for many years later he was employed at the Boettcher Co. in charge of the ice plant’s machinery. For a few years before he retired he was employed at the Texas Pickle Co.

He had been a member of the local volunteer fire department more than 50 years.

Surviving him in addition to his widow are two sons, Lester of Weimar and Elgin of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Josephine) Henicke of Columbus and Mrs. Dave (Mabel) Merrill of Sinton; 6 grandchildren; one brother, August, of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Drapela of Houston, Mrs. Agnes Vasek of La Grange and Mrs. Janie Fojtik of Granger.

Weimar Mercury, November 23, 1961, page 4

Miculka, Lester Robert

Funeral services were held here at 2;00 p.m. Friday, December 10th, for Lester Robert Miculka, 39, who died suddenly at his home in Houston last Tuesday morning from a heart attack. A native of the Eagle Lake community, he was the son of Mrs. A. G. Miculka and the late Mr. August Miculka of Eagle Lake.

His death came suddenly and was a great shock to his family members and friends. He was an employee of the Apex Construction Company in Houston. After attending Eagle Lake public schools, he was a member of the armed forces and a veteran of Worid War II.

Mr. Miculka was born August 5, 1926 in the Calhoun community south of Eagle Lake. He was united in marriage on January 5, 1946 to Jewel Adams, a former resident of Eagle Lake.

Surviving are his wife, Jewel; two sons, Lester Jr. and Larry Kent Miculka of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Maude Miculka of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Irvin of New Jersey, Charles of Corpus Christi, Vernon of Rockport; 6 sisters, Mrs. Esther New of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Grace Boswell of New Orleans. La., Miss Nora Miculka of Houston, Mrs. Mary Lou Gohn of Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. Jeanette Goodwin of New Braunfels, and Carol Miculka of Houston; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Temple, pastor of Bonus Baptist Church, officiating. He was laid to final rest in Lakeside Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were: Roy Kurtz, James Tipton, Merlin Wilkins, Cliff Mason of Houston, Coy Dixon of Alvin, and Truitt New of Friendswood.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 16, 1965
Submitted by Ron New

Miculka, Vernon Ray

Vernon Miculka Dies of Heart Attach in Corpus

Graveside services were held here Tuesday afternoon, June 20th, for Vernon Ray Miculka, 28, native of Eagle Lake, who died suddenly of a heart attack in Corpus Christi Saturday afternoon. Mr. Miculka resided in Rockport where he has been employed by Tenneco since his graduation from Eagle Lake High School.

Last rites were held from the Baptist Church in Rockport Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Fake, pastor, officiating. Graveside services were held here at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Miculka was born February 26th, 1939, in Eagle Lake the son of Mr. and Mrs. August Miculka.

Surviving are: his wife, Patsy; two sons, Lawrence and Phillip; his mother, Mrs. August Miculka of Eagle Lake; six sisters, Mrs. Esther New of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Grace Boswell of New Orleans, La., Mrs. Mary Lou Gohn of Elkhart, Indiana, Miss Nora Ruth Miculka of Houston; Mrs. Jeanette Godwin of New Braunfels, and Mrs. Carol Ann Stover of Houston; 2 brothers, Irvin Miculka of New Jersey and Charles Miculka of Corpus Christi; and other relatives.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 22, 1967
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Middlebrook, Earl Sloan


Earl S. Middlebrook, aged 45 years. formerly a resident of Columbus, but lately of Saron Texas, died at St. Mary’s infirmary in Galveston Wednesday morning at five o’clock, following an illness of stomach troubles which extended over several months. He had been in Galveston the past month seeking health.

He was a member of Joe Werner lodge, 553, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Trinity, Texas, a member of the Scottish Rite bodies of Galveston and a member of the El Mina temple, Mystic Shrine.

The remains were prepared for burial and shipped to his old home in Columbus where burial was made yesterday in the family lot [Odd Fellows Rest] under the auspices of the Masonic order of that place. He is survived by a wife, mother and other relatives who were with him at the time of his death.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 18, 1914, page 5

Middlebrook, Earl Williamson


Funeral services were held for Earl Williamson Middlebrook Saturday, November 15 under the arrangement of Swearingen Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Hammons officiating, from the Swearingen Chapel.

Burial was at IOOF Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Midlebrook(sic) was born March 30, 1908 in Nona, Texas. He married Frances Midlebrook(sic) January 17, 1942 in Liberal, Kansas. He had lived in Columbus for 29 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and he was affiliated with the Caledonia Masonic Lodge Number 68. M. Middlebrook worked 34 years with Gulf Oil Company, before he retired in 1968.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Middlebrook; son, Earl T. Middlebrook of Edmond, Ok.; daughter, Linda Perotto of Fair Haven, NJ; one cousin, Dr. French Simpson of San Francisco, California; four grandchildren, Jonathon and Mathew Perotto and Amanda and Austin Middlebrook.

Colorado County Citizen, December 4, 1986

Middlebrook, Hattie (Cunningham)

Columbus Pioneer Passes.

Columbus, Tex., Jan. 7.--Mrs. Hattie Middlebrok, a pioneer citizen, 70 years old,died at her residence here at 9 o’clock Saturday night. Burial took place Sunday afternoon at the Odd Fellows’ Rest, the Baptist minister, Rev. . B. Marshall; the Methodist minister, Rev. A. S. J. Haygood, and the Daughters of the Confederacy officiating. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Middlebrok of this place and Mrs. Ibbie Lee of Houston, and two sons, Robert Middlebrok of San Antonio and Percy Middlebrok of Eagle Lake.

Weimar Mercury, January 12, 1917, page 5

Middlebrook, Ibzan William


With much regret the CITIZEN announces the death of Mayor I. W. Middlebrook at his residence in this city at a quarter past three o’clock this (Wednesday) morning, after a long illness. Though not unexpected, his death was a shock to his many friends in his city who had so long hoped for his ultimate recovery.

Ibzan William Middlebrook was born in Chickasaw county, Mississippi, on the 28th day of November, 1837, and was educated in the private schools of that state. When seventeen years of age he came to Texas, with the family, they settling in 1854 in Fayette county, engaging in agriculture. He moved to Lavaca county in 1959, and resided there till the opening of the war between the states.

In 1861 Mr. Middlebrook volunteered in the Confederate States’ army, and served as orderly sergeant of Co. “D,” from Lavaca county. The company was commanded by Capt. J. W. Whitfield, was afterwards a battalion, then a legion, commanded respectively by Col. Whitfield, and attached to Ross’ brigade. Sergeant Middlebrook was with the command in the battles of Elkhorn, Corloth, Juka, Hatchle Bridge, Miss., and in numerous skirmishes. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Co. “K,” before the close of the war. He was twice captured, once at Carter’s creek, Tenn., and once at Rodney, Miss. He was exchanged at Petersburg, Va., the first time; the second time he was imprisoned for sixteen months at Fort Delaware, and not released till the close of the war.

After the close of the war he settled in Colorado county, and engaged in the manufacture of lumber, in which business he was quite successful, building up a comfortable home in Columbus, with all the surroundings necessary for the demands of a refined and intelligent family. On the 3d of January, 1869, he was married in the First Baptist church in this city to Mrs. Hattie Howard, who, with five children--three boys and two girls--survive him.

He was elected a representative for Colorado and Lavaca to the Fifteenth legislature and also elected to represent Colorado county in the Twenty-first legislature. He was the[sic] made chairman of the committee on Claims and Accounts, and served on the committees of Internal Improvements, Penitentiaries, Roads and Bridges, Mining and Minerals and Public Buildings and Grounds. In the Fifteen legislature he introduced the bill providing for a mechanic’s lien for work done, which was passed that session. With all his natural ability and strong personal influence he opposed the railroad commission bill and the purchase of a state farm upon which to work the convicts. He was not strictly a speaking member of the house, but relied upon quiet work in the committee rooms and in private conversation with his colleagues, with whom his genial manner and honest earnestness acquired great influence.

In April, 1898, he was elected mayor of Columbus, and, while his health permitted, devoted his best energies to the interests of the city of his residence.

Mr. Middlebrook was a man of firm and high character--a genuine good man in every respect. Liberal in sentiment and in praise, he entertained the emotions that gave him full fellowship in the common brotherhood of man. Without ostentation he regarded every one who tried to do right as as[sic] good as himself, and himself superior to no one who does nothing radically wrong. Regarding all men liable to error, he was free always to correct them himself, and liberal to those who regretted and righted their errors. He was a genial friend and companion, a good citizen, a devoted and indulgent husband and father, and a man who will be sadly missed, not only in his home town and county, but in many parts of the state. The bereaved family have universal sympathy in their affliction.

The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock this (Thursday) morning, under the auspices of the Masonic lodge, from the family residence, at Odd Fellows’ Rest.

“Old soldiers, now before your raptured gaze
Through shining courts and aisles of endless light,
The Prince of Peace, whose never changing rays
Far from the Glory Land can reach our night,
Has come to greet you, leads you tenderly
Where pain and anguish had a long surcease
To light that never shone on land or sea,
Discredito in pace--go in peace.”

Colorado Citizen, July 6, 1899, page 3

Middlebrook, James Birdsong

Died, at Ramsey’s Point, Colorado county, Texas, Friday June 27, 1879, of congestion, JAMES BIRDSONG MIDDLEBROOK, JR., only son of S. P. and Mrs. Cretia Middlebrook, aged three years six months and twenty-seven days.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of many friends. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 3, 1879, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Middlebrook, Percy C.

P. C. Middlebrook Of Eagle Lake Is Buried Here

Funeral services for Percy C. Middlebrook of Eagle Lake, 83, were held at Columbus Funeral home Jan. 22, the Rev. A. J. Pate of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Mr. Middlebrook, who had spent his entire life in Columbus and Eagle Lake, had retired several years ago after managing the Alamo Lumber co. of Eagle Lake for 40 years. He died at Twin Pines Nursing Home in Victoria, Jan. 20. His birthdate was Sept. 16, 1879

His wife died in May, 1947, and a son, P. G. Middlebrook, died 3 months ago and was buried in Odd Fellows Rest. He is survived by 3 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 1963, page 8

Middlebrook, Stella (Gillmore)

Mrs. Percy C. Middlebrook Dies Thursday

Mrs. Stella Gillmore Middlebrook passed away at her home at eleven o’clock last Thursday evening following an illness of about four years, the last several months of which she was confined to her bed.

Born April 25, 1885 in Boling Green, Kentucky, Mrs. Middlebrook moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Gillmore and children to a home near Bay City when a small child.

She was married to Percy C. Middlebrook in Bay City on June 26, 1906, and the family came to Eagle Lake to make their home a little over 30 years ago, where Mrs. Middlebrook was prominent in social, religious and civic affairs of the city.  Her husband is manager of the Alamo Lumber Company here.

She embraced the Baptist faith many years ago, and funeral services were held at three o’clock from the First Baptist Church here.  The pastor, Rev. Albert Brown was assisted in conducting the services by the pastor of the Columbus Baptist Church, Rev. Davis. The church choir sang several favorite hymns.  Burial was in the family plot at Odd Fellow’s Rest in Columbus.

Pallbearers were E. A. Witter of Houston, S. H. Broyles, S. O. Boothe, G. D. Reading, Bob Powell of Eagle Lake and Sam K. Seymour, Jr. of Columbus.

Mrs. Middlebrook is survived by her husband, Percy C. Middlebrook, one son, Percy Middlebrook, Jr., her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mary Clair Middlebrook, three grandchildren, Joel Ann, Clair and Don Middlebrook of Wharton, two sisters, Mrs. Fisher McCreary of El Paso and Mrs. Jerrald Gibson of Houston; two brothers, Hershal Gillmore of Bay City and Hugh Gillmore of New Gulf.

The beautiful floral offerings were expression of the many friends Mrs. Middlebrook had, and of the esteem in which the family is held here.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to Mr. Middlebrook, their son and members of the family of[sic] their sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 6, 1947, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Middlebrook, Sussie Bee

Little Sussie Bee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Middlebrook, died at Antioch, Lavaca county, on the 26th day of August, 1880, aged nineteen months. She was a most interesting child, and had so intertwined her affections among the heartstrings of her fond parents that her loss causes the keenest agony. But their loss is her gain, and she is now beatified in a world of bliss,
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.”
[Hallettsville Herald and Planter please copy.]

Colorado Citizen, September 9, 1880

Middleton, G. D.

Mr. G. D. Middleton Died Yesterday Morning

Mr. G. D. Middleton, sixty-five years of age, died at his home in this city yesterday morning at a quarter to twelve o’clock. He was born on April 14th 1852 at Washington Court House, Fayette County, Ohio, moving from there to Illinois. Later he moved from Illinois to Colorado, where he made his home. While living in Colorado he was stricken with paralysis ten years ago. He moved from Colorado to Eagle Lake eight years ago. About a year and a half ago Mr. Middleton fell at the gate at his home in this city receiving injuries from which he never recovered. Since that time he has been unable to leave his home. Prior to then, although feeble, Mr. Middleton, never missed a church service. He was always in attendance at Sunday School and present every Wednesday night at prayer meeting. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church, having united with that church in childhood. He was a Christian man.

Mr. Middleton leaves two brothers, Mr. S. S. Middleton of Illinois and Mr. E. Middleton of Victoria, Texas; a mother, Mrs. M. Middleton, and one sister Miss Alva Middleton, he having made his home with his mother and sister in this city.

While in poor health ever since he has resided in Eagle Lake, his condition was not dangerous until last Monday night, Mr. Middleton having become suddenly ill during the night. He became unconscious early Tuesday morning, never having regained consciousness.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at half past three o’clock from the family residence. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Atkins, the Methodist pastor. Interment will be made in the Masonic Cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Jan. 20, 1917
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Middleton, Henry B.

Died, in this city at 4 o’clock last Monday morning of typhoid fever, Mr. H. B. Middleton, aged 32, formerly city marshal, and for about ten years a resident of this place. Mr. Middleton was a man of noble nature and generous impulses--he was a strong friend to his friends, and had little use for an enemy, and he number among our citizens a large number of warmhearted friends who regret his untimely demise. His remains were committed to the dust at Odd Fellows’ Rest, Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss officiating. Peace to his sleep.

Colorado Citizen, November 8, 1888, page 3

Middleton, James Finis


James Finis Middleton, 81, of Eagle Lake, passed away December 3 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 5 at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Charles Runk, pastor of Eagle. Lake United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements were under the directions of Dulany Funeral Home.

Mr. Middleton was born November 28, 1904 in Milam County, near Rockdale to George Washington Middleton and Arilla Ann Jackson Middleton.

He had been a resident of the Houston area for 40 years where he worked for Southwestern Bell and retired in 1969 at the age of 65 after 42 years of service. Mr. Middleton was also a life member in the organization of Telephone Pioneers of America. He had only been a resident of Eagle Lake for almost four years.

Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, James Thomas Middleton, and a sister, Mrs. O. V. Lee Stidson.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank (Anna Lee) Higgins of Eagle Lake; one sister, Mrs. Grace M. Tausch of Houston; two brothers, Finley Eugene Middleton of Spring and David Crockett Middleton of Houston; grandchildren, Richard Lee Higgins of El Campo, Jerrol Frank Higgins of Graham, Allan Haley Higgins and Denise Middleton Toloka both of Katy; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Unit, 825 Travis, Columbus, TX 78934.

Colorado Citizen, December 12, 1985

Middleton, Jim

Local Colored Citizen Died Suddenly Wednesday

Jim Middleton, one of the old colored citizens of Eagle Lake, died suddenly at the home of his sister George Carter, in the colored section of town shortly before noon Wednesday.

He had recently suffered a three weeks’ spell of influenza, but apparently had recovered from the trouble and expired suddenly from heart failure, Wednesday after having been ill about a week. When a doctor was summoned and entered his room Wednesday, Jim is quoted by others in the room as having said, “I’m bound to go, Doctor, tell everybody goodbye.”

Jim Middleton was about 65 years of age and has been employed as porter and driver for the Frank Stephens Company for 27 years. He was well thought of and well liked by every member of the firm.

He was well liked by all in Eagle Lake who knew him both white and colored and his death is genuinely regretted. [Interment in Farmers Improvement Society Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 21, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Middleton, Joe B.

Joe Middleton Killed In Oil Well Accident

Corsicana Youth Had Fought With Texas Division

Joe B. Middleton, 26-year-old former service man who was killed in an oil rig accident near Sheridan last Friday afternoon, was buried near his home in Corsicana last Sunday.

Two brothers, C. A. and J. C. Middleton who were working with him at the rig and his driller, D. H. Harrison and Mrs. Harrison and son, accompanied the body from Columbus to Corsicana.

The veteran, who survived three years of war with the 36th (Texas) division in North Africa, Italy and France, was crushed by a stand of eight-inch wash pipe, accidentally jerked up into the derrick and dropped at the Gilger Drilling company's Grubbs and Hawkins Lone Star Powers No. 1 well.

Surviving Mr. Middleton are his mother, six brothers and a sister. He was released from the army in August, 1945, after about five years of service, and came to work at the Sehridan[sic] well in December.

He lived for about two hours after the accident.

Columbus County Citizen, February 14, 1946
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino

Middleton, Millie A. (Berry)


Millie A. Middleton, 94 of Columbus, passed away Dec. 25 at Hospice House at the Hampton in Houston.

She was born in Columbus, March 1, 1909 to John and Willie (Wooldridge) Berry and married Pearl L. Middleton in 1926. She was retired from Columbus Community Hospital where she worked as a nurses aide for over 20 years. She was a member of Eastern Star, Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church missions group and usher board.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sons, Robert L. Middleton, Pearl L. Middleton Jr. and Fred O. Middleton; half-sisters, Pearline Miller and Willie Mae Rivers; brothers, Sam Berry, Dave Berry and Bennie Berry; and grandson, Reginald Norwood.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Johnnie and Alvin Norwood of Houston, Dorothy and Herman Woods of Houston, Bessie Hargest of Houston and Carrie Junious of LaFayette, La.; sons and daughters-in-law, Elvin and Frances Middleton of Katy and Wilbert Middleton of Houston; sisters-in-law, Betty Ruth Willis of Dallas and Atha "Nat" Berry of Houston; 29 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 30 at Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph Hargrove officiating. Interment followed in Gay Hill Cemetery near Columbus.

Pallbearers were Fred O. Middleton Jr., Audie Woods, Conard A. Hargest Jr., Terrick Middleton, James Campbell, Robert L. Middleton Jr., Eric V. Middleton and Elvin Middleton Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Herman Woods Jr., Howard Middleton Wilbert Middleton Jr., Kenneth Fance, Charles E. Chance Jr., Henry E. Sharp, Damario Norwood, David M. Taylor and Curtis Brist Loyd Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, December 30, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Middleton, Nathaniel Hill

Oakland, Tex., April 9, 1900---Dr. N. H. Middleton, a faithful Christian and consistent member of St. Paul M. E. Church, died March 31, 1900, aged 44 years. Dr. Middleton was born in Charleston, S. C., in 1856, April 7. He was the son of Rev. A. Middleton, one of the South Carolina conference, and was reared and schooled in Charleston until he was ready to attend Claflin University, from which school he graduated. Having shown such brilliance of intellect he was afterward elected one of the teachers of this college, where he taught several years. Feeling that he could do the most good for humanity by being a physician, he resigned the professorship in Claflin and went to Meharry Medical College. He graduated from this school with highest honors. Since he has been a resident of Oakland his deeds speak for him. He has always shown great interest in mankind. His life was one of sacrifice for others. He taught at Willow Springs ten years and was loved and respected by all. The excellent set of young men and women there are living witnesses of his works. Dr. Middleton found the lady of his choice in the person of Miss S. J. Isaacs. They had born unto them 7 children, six of whom still live. He has made a loving father, a kind and faithful husband. Dr. Middleton came to this state highly recommended by the pastor and church to which he belonged. He immediately joined this church in full conection, [sic] under the pastorate of Rev. E. E. Cooper in 1885. He has held important offices in Church and State. He was a ready writer and one of the best physicians known. The funeral was attended by the writer, ably assisted by the Rev. E. E. Cooper. A large number of friends, both white and colored, attended. [Place of interment unknown.]

J. H. Swann, P. C.

Southwestern Christian Advocate, April 19, 1900, p. 13
Submitted by Bill Stein

Dr. N. Hill Middleton, col., was drowned in the Navidad creek near Oakland last Saturday morning. The particulars of the drowning are very meager, and the only information the Mercury reporter could glean concerning it was that the doctor went fishing early Satuday morning, and not returning in the afternoon, search was instituted for him, but without avail until Sunday morning when his dead body was found in the Navidad creek. It is supposed that he had an epileptic fit, and fell in the creek, and was drowned.

Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1900

Miekow, Dwight Douglas


Dwight Douglas Miekow, 52, of Abilene, passed away April 27 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 2, 1953 to John Lee and Vicki Ruth Jones Miekow. He worked as a teacher at Texas State University in San Marcos and served as a green beret 101st Airborne 10th Division. He was a member of Westgate Church of Christ in Abilene.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John D. Miekow; and sister, Alvoy Stehling.

He is survived by his daughters, Christine Carson, of Austin and Kimberly Miekow, of Burnt Hill, N.Y.; and sisters, Carol McDaniel, Mary Rucker, Vicki Lee Mascharka and Linda Andrew, all of Austin.

Funeral services were Saturday, May 6, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Aubrey Rodgers officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, May 10, 2006
Courtesy of the Citizen

Miekow, John Henry


John H. Miekow, who had spend all of his 88 years living in the Mentz community where he was a noted raiser of cattle and horses, was laid to rest in the Mentz cemetery yesterday morning.

He died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in Columbus hospital where he had been receiving treatment for several weeks.

Funeral rites were held at the Columbus Funeral home yesterday and at St. Roch's Catholic Church at Mentz with Rev. Andrew Didner officiating. Mr. Miekow was member of the Catholic church and of the Herman Sons. He was a director of the Columbus State Bank also.

It was Nov. 25, 1894, that Mr. Miekow and Miss Mary Burtschell were married in Mentz, where both lived. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1944.

He was born Oct. 17, 1859 the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Miekow, both natives of Germany.

Surviving besides his wife are four daughters, Mrs. F. L. Elterman and Mrs. E.V. Heffley of Alleyton, Mrs. Roy Heffley of Eagle Lake; Mrs. W. E. Byrne of Los Angeles; three sons, W. H Miekow, president of Columbus State Bank, Frank and John Miekow of Columbus and Alleyton.

Pallbearers were LeRoy Stein, W G. Dick, Leo J. Braden, Odis Boothe, Urban Burttschell, August Schindler, Lester Bunge, Dr. W. W. Gunn.

Colorado County Citizen, July 8, 1948

Miekow, Lucile (Robinson)


Funeral service were held for Mrs. Lucile R. Miekow Friday, April 4 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Lowrey officiating.

Burial was held at Hempstead Cemetery in Hempstead. Mrs. Miekow was born April 20, 1891 in Blooming Grove to Mack S. Robinson and Clemmie Groce Robinson. She married W. H. Miekow November 10, 1929.

She was a housewife and was affiliated with St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbus. She was a member of D.A.R., Women of St. John's Episcopal 'Church.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Neville and Penelope Miekow of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W. H. Miekow.

Pallbearers were Fred Barnett, Richard Bartosh, Ernest Baumgart, Jr., Allen Reyer, Roy Heffley and Ed Price.

Colorado County Citizen, April 10, 1986, page 2

Miekow, Ruben


Alleyton, Tex., Feb. 15.--Reuben Mikow [sic.], living about four miles east of Alleyton, while returning home, pulling on a two-horse wagon, met with a horrible death. The coupling pole broke near Mr. Wilson's house. Young Mr. H. Wilson gave him a bridle rein to tie it together. His brother-in-law, Henry Burttschell, was in the wagon. In going down a steep hill the coupling pole became detached. The front end striking the ground, hoisted the wagon on end, throwing the occupants out. Mr. Mikow fell across the tongue of the wagon. The horses became frightened and ran to the top of the hill straddle of a tree. The wagon tongue struck the tree, shivering the tongue, and Mr. Mikow was thrown against the splintered end of the tongue and it penetrated his groin. He lived but a few minutes. Mr. Mikow was well and favorably known, having been born and raised in this county.

[elsewhere on same page]


Last Monday a few miles east of Alleyton, Mr. Mike Micko [sic.] was thrown from his wagon and killed. He and Henry Burttschell were driving when the accident occurred. It seems the team was frightened and ran into a tree, the tongue striking and splitting into pieces. One of these pieces pierced and Passed through Mr. Micko's bodyh. He lived forty minutes afterwards. He was buried [Alleyton Cemetery] Tuesday last, the Rev. John E. Green officiating.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1898, page 1
Contributed by Deborah Smith

Miekow, William Henry

W. H. Miekow, Banker Here Over 60 Years, Dies at Age 89

William Henry Miekow, retired president of the Columbus State Bank, died Tuesday at Columbus Community Hospital. He was 89 years of age.

Funeral services were scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at St.John’s Episcopal Church. Interment was to follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Columbus-Day Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Miekow, an employe of the Columbus State Bank for more than 60 yeas, retired as its president on Aug. 19, 1978 and became honorary chairman of the board.

Upon his retirement, the bank’s board of directors issued a statement saying Mr. Miekow “had served this bank for 59 years with honor, distinction and devotion to duty.”

Mr. Miekow was the last of the bank’s original employes. He had worked briefly at Hempstead and Eagle Lake before beginning his long career with the Columbus bank.

A lifetime resident of Columbus, Mr. Miekow was a charter member of the Columbus Rotary Club, of which he was the active senior member, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce which honored him and two other charter members, Sam K. Seymour Jr. and Chas. Klein, at the chamber’s 50th anniversary banquet in January, 1977.

He was active in community affairs and served a number of years on the board of trustees of the Columbus Independent School District.

Besides his involvement in the banking business, Mr. Miekow owned a cattle ranch near Skull Creek and was an avid hunter. He also played golf for many years and was a member of the Columbus Golf Association.

He was born Jan. 4, 1891 in Colorado County.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lucile Miekow of Columbus; one son, Neville Miekow of Columbus, and one sister, Mrs. Addie Byrne of Columbus.

Pallbearers were to be P. K. Shatto, Fred Barnett, Leroy Stein, Gus Sronce, Richard Heffley, Ervin Heffley, John Wegenhoft and Dwight Miekow.

Colorado County Citizen, December 13, 1979

Mieth, Edna (Ruhmann)


Edna Ruhmann Mieth, 93, of Frelsburg, passed away Nov. 28 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

She was born in Frelsburg, Aug. 3, 1911 to Emil F. and Emma (Koenig) Ruhmann. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Earline Booth; and brothers, Albert, Clemons and Willie Ruhmann.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Georgia Lee and Richard Taylor of Houston; son and daughter-in-law, Ivan Gene and Brenda Mieth of Flint, Va.; brother and sister-in-law, Allen and Lee Ruhmann of Frelsburg; sister-in-law, Nora Marek Ruhmann of Canyon Lake; brother-in-law, Donald Booth of Manvel; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg with the Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, December 8, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Mieth, Lester

Lester Mieth Funeral Held At Industry

Funeral services for Lester Mieth, 62, of the Industry-New Ulm area, were held Monday, Sept 10, from Industry United Methodist Church, with Rev. James Campbell officiating. Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery

Mieth, a heavy equipment operator for Austin County, died Thursday, Sept 6, in St. Luke’s Hospital at Houston. A lifelong resident of the Industry-New Ulm area, he was born near New Ulm on May 4, 1928, a son of Alvin and Sophie (Bastain) Mieth. He married Irene Sander on Nov. 23, 1974 in Weimar United Church of Christ.

His wife survives him, along with a stepson and daughter-in-law, Howard and Mary Ann Fojt of Houston; one granddaughter, Michelle Fojt of Houston; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Blezinger of Industry, Leona and Gunther Behrens of La Grange, Helen and Melvin Perrard of Columbus, Florine Roensch of Abilene, and Ora Nell and Herman Baca of Flatonia; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Faye Mieth and Roy Mieth of Bryan and Milton Mieth of New Ulm; and two aunts, Lydia Bastain and Emma Michaelis both of Sealy. His parents and one brother preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1990
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mikeska, Arlyne Ellen (Linenberger)


Arlyne Ellen Linenberger Mikeska, age 80, of Columbus, Texas died April 18, 2008 at Seton Hospital in Austin, Texas. Arlyne was born in Kansas City, Missouri on July 10, 1927 to Louis and Sina Taylor Linenberger. She attended high school in Hays, Kansas and graduated with honors from North Texas State University in Denton. After graduation Arlyne lived in Bastrop, Texas where she worked with her father and brother in their family business, Texas Rendering Company. On July 16, 1951 Arlyne married Jerry Mikeska, and they moved to Columbus, Texas in 1956. Arlyne and Jerry had two children, Gregory and Marcy.
Arlyne was founding member and former president of the Live Oak Arts Club and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Hubert Linenberger, her sister Diane Striegler, and her son Gregory Mikeska.
Arlyne is survived by her daughter Marcy Ritchie and husband Mark; and four granddaughters, Christine, Michelle, Jessica and Marie Claire Ritchie all of Austin. She is also survived by her former husband Jerry Mikeska of Columbus and two nieces, Tammy Jackson and husband Mike, and Aya Matocha and husband Donald.
Parish Prayer Service and Rosary was held Sunday, April 20, 2008 led by Father Dan Kahlich and Deacon Bennie Holesovsky at Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus. Funeral mass was held Monday, April 21, 2008 at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, Texas with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Pallbearers were Chris Stein, Gary Braun, Delton Hollmann, L.J. Braden all of Columbus, and Gary Mikeska and Nick Mikeska of El Campo.

Arlyne's family wishes to express sincere thanks to the outstanding staff of Seton's intensive care unit that cared for her during her stay there.

The family also asks that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Arlyne's name do so to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1602 Bowie St., Columbus, TX 78934 or to their charity of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, April 23, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Mikeska, Gregory Ward

Gregory Mikeska, 47, of Austin, passed away Nov. 17 at his residence.

He was born in Bastrop Jan. 7, 1955 to Jerry M. and Arlyne (Linenberger) Mikeska.

He is survived by his parents, Jerry Mikeska of Columbus and Arlyne Mikeska of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law, Marcy and Mark Ritchie of Austin.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Inter-ment followed in the parish [St. Anthoney] cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gerry, Nick and Steven Mikeska, Ronnie Daley, Chris Stein and Gary Braun.

Colorado County Citizen, November 20, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Mikeska, unknown

Drowning— A Bohemian by the name of Mekeska[sic] was drowned on Thursday last in Cummin’s creek, near Schmidt’s crossing of that stream. He had stared from Nelsonville to Fayetteville, and as he did not return search was made for him, and his body was found on Saturday. The party in search discovered a place where apparently his horse had fallen over the bluff. The body of the unfortunate man was interred on Saturday. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, March 23, 1882, page 3


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Mikula, Ruth (Vance) Youens

Ruth Mikula Funeral Services Set March 23

Ruth Vance Youens Mikula, 89, died on Monday, March 19 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center following a long illness.

Visitation was scheduled Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Services were scheduled with Rev. Lee Everett officiating Friday, March 23, at 10 a.m. from First United Methodist Church, Weimar.

Burial was scheduled in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Mikula was born Dec. 14, 1917 in Kansas City, Mo. She was the daughter of James Millard Vance and Mabel Watson Vance.

After graduating from Northeast Junior College in 1935, she attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where she received a Bachelors degree in 1937 and a Masters degree in 1938.

She then worked on her doctorate at the University of Chicago.

World War II took her back to Kansas City where she worked at Kansas City General Hospital as a Psychiatric Social Worker and met Dr. Willis G. Youens, Jr.

After their marriage on July 4, 1943, she continued to live and work in Kansas City until after the war while Dr. Youens served as a captain in the Army and was stationed in England.

They moved to Weimar in June of 1947 after Dr. Youens practiced medicine in Hallettsville for one year.

Mrs. Mikula took an active part in the community of Weimar. She joined the Women's Auxiliary to the Texas Medical Society in 1947.

She was also a member of the Colorado-Fayette County Auxiliary and was president several times.

Mrs. Mikula served as State Chairman of Mental Health.

She was a member of the Weimar Women's Club after joining in 1948 and served as president several times.

She was a Cub Scout Den Leader from 1953-63.

She joined the First United Methodist Church in Weimar in 1947 and taught Sunday School for many years as well as Vacation Bible School.

Mrs. Mikula was a member of the United Methodist Women and served as president from 1974-84 and 1988-89.

She was also a District officer for the United Methodist Women as well as Sub-district Youth Fellowship director in 1963.

She was a past president of the P.T.A. of Weimar Independent School District and served as chairman of the Carnival, Main Event, and the FFA Supper.

Mrs. Mikula was a charter member of the Garden Club that originated in 1950 and was president in 1954, 1965, and 1982-84. She was the District IV Historian at one time.

She was on the board of Weimar Public Library and served as president one year. She was a certified county librarian.

She was a member of the John Everett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution serving as both secretary and president of that organization.

She was a charter member of the Parkview Manor Auxiliary founded in 1972 and a charter member of the Youens Memorial Hospital Auxiliary founded in 1975. She served as a reporter.

She was a member of the Colorado County Historical Commission.

In 1988, Mrs. Mikula was named the Outstanding Older Texan in Colorado County.

Mrs. Mikula worked with the Osage Cemetery Association. She was also a Charter Member of the Native Plant Society of Texas and the Live Oak Art Club in Columbus.

She and Dr. Youens traveled extensively, and she enjoyed sharing her experiences with others as she presented slide shows of her trips.

She was also interested in identifying native trees and plants and participated in photographing many flowers which are on display in the Weimar Museum.

She also participated in photographing every courthouse in the state of Texas, and those pictures are also on display at the Weimar Museum.

Mrs. Mikula is survived by her daughter, Willa Jepson of Houston; granddaughter, Shawn McDanel and her husband Arthur McDanel; great-granddaughters, Haley Haught and Madison McDanel;

Son, Vance Youens and his wife Cookie of Austin; granddaughter Brandy Hafner and her husband Dave Hafner, great-grandson, Jackson and great-granddaughter, Caroline; Grandson, Jason Youens and his wife Jamie; great-granddaughter, Kate and great-grandson, John.

Son, James Youens and his wife Barbara of Rayne, Louisiana; granddaughter, Amanda Boudreaux and her husband Marcus Boudreaux; grandsons, Alex Thibodeaux and Andrew Boudreaux; grandson, Kacey Youens and his wife Haley.

Son, Dr. Robert Youens and wife Linda of Weimar; grandson Dr. Kenneth Youens and his wife Eileen; and grandson Mark Youens; and granddaughter, Abby Youens.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Dr. Willis G. Youens, Jr. in 1986, her second husband Edward Mikula in 2004, and her sister, Betty Vance Klinefelter in 2001.

Memorial contributions can be made to the FUMC, Hospice of South Texas, or charity of your choice.

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 2007, page 2A

Mikulenka, Bessie Anne (Cotton) Sheppard


Bessie Anne Mikulenka, 92, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 4 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born in Paris, Ark. Oct. 25, 1913 to Henry and Alpha (Brown) Cotton and married Anton "Tony" Mikulenka, Dec. 24, 1971. She was a homemaker, restaurant owner and was the manager of the Diamond Shamrock Drive-In.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edward V. Sheppard and Anton Mikulenka; sisters, Cleo Graham and Innis Irene Cotton; brother, Epsy Coton; grandsons, Kurt and Forrest Payne; daughter-in-law, Jay Sheppard; and sons-in-law, Gardner Seaholm and Richard Watkins.

She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Patricia Seaholm of Eagle Lake and Clarissa and Dick McKinney of Friendswood; son, Vernon Lee Sheppard of Columbus; sister, Mary Helen Tanner of California; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were conducted Sept. 6 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. The Rev. Sammy Carr officiated the service.

Her grandsons served as pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Mikulenka, Emilie (Brenek)


Emilie Mikulenka, 75, of Columbus, died Friday, Jan. 12, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital.

Born Dec. 18, 1920 in Sweet Home, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Kunetka) Brenek. Mrs. Mikulenka, who had lived in Columbus since 1943, was a member of Reese Lane Pentecostal Church.

Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with Rev. Vernon Griffin officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Rollins Jr., Brent Mikulenka, Mark Wilburn, Daniel Stasny Jr., Shawn Wilburn and Jerry Grisson.

Mrs. Mikulenka is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Stasny and Elizabeth Brudigan, both of Houston; sons Bernard Mikulenka of Columbus and David Mikulenka of Katy; sisters Louise Brenek of Columbus, Irene Roddy of Edna and Rose Leonard of Houston; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Antone R. (Tony) Mikulenka, two sisters, Annie Hoerig and Matilda Korzekwa, and three brothers, Frankie Brenek, Leo Brenek and Adolph Brenek.

Colorado County Citizen, January 17, 1996, page 12

Mikulenka, Gilbert R.


Gilbert R. Mikulenka, 56, of Wharton, died Wednesday, March 6, 1996, at his residence.

Born July 20, 1939 in Hallettsville, he was the son of Thomas and Della (Marek) Mikulenka. Mr. Mikulenka, who had lived in Wharton for the past six years, was retired route salesman for Rainbo Bakery and a Roman Catholic.

Funeral services were held March 10 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Serving as pall bearers were Bernard Mikulenka, Ricky Mikulenka, Charlie Herchek, David Mikulenka, John Allen Mikulenka and Bernard Leiter.

Mr. Mikulenka is survived by daughter Kathryn Yevonne Hartman of Houston; sons Donald Ray Mikulenka of Houston and Thomas Troy Mikulenka of League City; brothers Lester Mikulenka of Odessa and Wilbert Mikulenka of Wharton; sister Bernice Thomas of Lubbock; and grandchildren James, Jonathan and Allyson.

Colorado County Citizen, March 13, 1996, page 18

Mikulenka, Thomas Albert

Thomas A. Mikulena

Funeral services for Thomas Albert Mikulenka of Lubbock were held May 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Interment was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.

Father Arnold Anders officiated the services, which were under the direction of Columbus-Day Funeral Home.

Mr. Mikulenka, a resident of Lubbock for the past 30 years, died in Lubbock May 25.  He was 68 years of age.

He was born Dec. 14, 1911 at Halletsville, the son of Anton Mikulenka and the former Bettie Matula.  He was a retired restaurant chef.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bernice Romero of Lubbock; three sons, Lester of Odessa, Wilbert of Richmond and Gilbert Mikulenka of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Herwig of San Antonio, Mrs. Bessie Wilcoxson of Garland, Mrs. Victoria Krametbauer of Schulenburg, Mrs. Juanita Boethel of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Lois Hager of Rockwall; four brothers, Tony and James of Columbus, Freddie of Ellinger and Gus Mikulenka of California, and seven grandchildren.

His wife, Adela, preceded him in death in 1968.

Colorado County Citizen, May 29, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Mikulenka, Wilbert Roy

Mikulenka, Wilbert Roy

Wilbert Roy Mikulenka, 70, of Columbus, passed away July 31 at Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy.

He was born in Hallettsville, July 20, 1939 to Thomas and Della (Marek) Mikulenka. He worked as a route salesman for Rainbo Bread for 30 years and was most recently a merchandiser for the company.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and twin brother, Gilbert Ray Mikulenka.

He is survived by his son, Michael Wayne Mikulenka, of Columbus; sisters, Bernice Thomas, of Lubbock; brother, Lester Mikulenka, of Odessa; and grandchildren, Michael Wayne Mikulenka Jr. and Brandon Lee Mikulenka.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 2 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Father Dan Kahlich officiated the services.

Pallbearers were John Mikulenka, Steve Theiss, Becky Stancik, Pete Garcia, Bobby Lowery and Jaime Perez.

Honorary Pallbearers were Gary Mikulenka, Troy Mikulenka, James Thomas, Don Mikulenka, Charlie Herchek, Brandon Mikulenka and Michael Mikulenka Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, August 4, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Mikus, Emilia (Sebesta)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Mikus, 79, Here Dec. 30

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilia Mikus, 79, of Calliham, Texas, were held Wednesday morning, Dec. 30, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Mikus died a t8 a.m. Dec. 28 in Calliham, where she had made her home the past 50 years.

She was born Emilia Sebesta, daughter of John and Amelia Brovec Sebesta, on Oct. 11, 1891, In Weimar.

Mrs. Mikus is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Ulbrich and Mrs. Christina Machart, both of Weimar, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Emil (a twin), John, Charles and Albert Sebesta; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Sebesta Mueck and Miss Rosie Sebesta.

Pallbearers were her nephews, George Sebesta, Alvin Sebesta, Leroy Sebesta, Ray Sebesta; Charles Ulbrich, and Albert Sebesta.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1972, page 13


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Mill, Orville L

O. L. Mill, 52, EL Businessman Dies Suddenly

Citizens of the community were shocked to learn of the sudden death of Orville L. Mill, 52, prominent Eagle Lake businessman and rancher, at his home last Thursday afternoon. Mr. Mill had not been feeling well and was taking a nap at his home when he awoke and found it hard to get his breath. He called his wife and she immediately summoned medical aid and he was rushed to Laughlin Hospital but died before reaching the hospital.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, January 31st at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph A. Jones, pastor, and the Rev. A. J. Pate of Palacios and former pastor here officiating.

Mrs. Clara Mae Nash rendered favorite hymns on the organ.

Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Deacons of the First Baptist Church including: Frank Cheatham, O. W. Powers, Paul Powers, J. K. Davidson, Frank Davidson, Robert Griffith, James A. Adams and Charles L. Spalinger. Named as honorary pallbearers were: R. L. Duncan, S. H. Broyles, J. O. Froelich, L. E. Henry, A. W. Linke, R. L. Cook, Finley Durbin, E. C. Terrell, G. W. Crim, Elmo Sens, J. P. Renken, Herman W. Boothe, E. B. Gibson, Marcus Gunter, Sam J. Davidson, S. J. Williams, Elden Kveton, and Harold Thomas.

The Wharton Funeral Home and Elmo Sens of this city assisted Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in conducting the services.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Kohleffel Mill; one daughter, Mrs. Virginia Bauer; and four grandchildren all of this community; and one brother, Jay Mill of Seal Rock Oregon.

Orville Leigh Mill was born July 16, 1906 in Minnesota to James and Hattie Mill. At the age of five the family moved to El Campo and on July 25, 1926 he and Willie Kohleffel were married and in 1927 the family moved here and have been residents here since.

He owned and operated with his son-in-law, W. L. Bauer, the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home and the Home Appliances store in Eagle Lake and also had farming and ranching interests in Colorado and Wharton counties.

At the time of his death he was the chairman of the Board of Deacons of First Baptist Church and took an active interest in all departments of the church. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club and formerly belonged to the Rotary Club. He belonged to the Eagle Lake Masonic Lodge and to the Arabia Temple Shrine of Houston. He took great pride and interest in affairs of the community and held the admiration and esteem of citizens throughout the community, each of whom join in extending sympathy to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 5, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Millam, Alma (Boettcher)

Mrs. Alma Millam Dies; Rites Held Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Boettcher Millam of Houston (Bellaire), sister of the late J. 0. Boettcher, were held here Wednesday afternoon after morning services in Houston. [interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

The Houston services were held at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons funeral chapel. Rev. Stanley L. Smith officiated.

Mrs. Millam was born at the old Boettcher home here (now the Anton Beck home), daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Boettcher, but had lived in Houston for many years. She died in her home there early Monday morning.

Survivors are two sisters Mrs. Lewis Doty of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Bernard Beaman of Bellaire; a brother Eric O. Boettcher of Clifton, and numerous nieces and nephews, including F. O. Boettcher of Weimar and Mrs. F. F, Brasher of Weimar.

Pallbearers at the services were Lester Neuhaus, Victor Neuhaus Jr., Charles Neuhaus, Francis O. Boettcher, Tom Peckinpaugh, and Morton King.

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1955, page 1

Millam, William H.


Funeral rites for Wm. H. Millam, 74, of Houston were held from a Houston funeral home Monday and he later was interred in the City Cemetery here.

Mr. Millam, a retired real estate man, was the husband of the former Miss Alma Boettcher of this city. He died Sunday afternoon at his home.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two sisters, Mrs. E. Barder, University City, Mo., and Mrs. C. J. Watts, Baltimore, Maryland.

Weimar Mercury, February 20, 1948, page 1


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Millet, Edward

A man whose name was Ed Millet was struck on the head with a spade last Friday, near Borden, from the effect of which he died Monday morning. He never spoke after he was struck, Larey [Leary] Roberts is charged with the killing. Justice C. D. Barnett held an inquest over the body of Millet last Monday, and elicited the above facts. He place Roberts under a thousand dollar bond. The GIMLET has not learned the particulars of the difficulty. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Gimlet, November 12, 1885

Milliard, Robie Ann (Forrester)

Retired Garwood teacher dies

Robie Ann Milliard of Garwood died Saturday in the El Campo Memorial at the age of 82. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 10 a.m. from the Lehrer Memorial Methodist Church in Garwood. The Reverend Laurina Matthews, pastor of the Lehrer Memorial Methodist Church officiated. Interment followed at the Wharton City Cemetery.

Robie Milliard was born to Herman and Louise Koym Forrester on July 16, 1900 in Needville. When she was a youngster the family moved to San Angelo. Aspiring to obtain her goal of being an educator, she graduated from San Angelo High school in 1918.

She attended Mary Hardin Baylor College in Waco and ultimately received her B. A. and Masters of Education degrees from the University of Houston.

Following her graduation, she dedicated herself to educating others. She taught school in various cities, including Fairchild, Burr, Pledger, Orchard and Garwood. She retired from Garwood Elementary School in 1969.

Mrs. Milliard was a 32 year resident of Garwood and a member of the Lehrer Memorial Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, T. C. Milliard in December of 1946. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Milliard Zbranek of Garwood; her brothers, Eddie Forrester of Rosenberg, and Johnnie Forrester of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren, James Louis Zbranek, Mrs. Lee Cooke of Corpus Christi and Geannie Lynn (Nina) Zbranek of Martindale; and one great grandson, Chisurn Lee Cooke of Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers were Ralph Spienke, Lee Ulrich, Brad Engstrom, Hank Koym, Ronnie Priesmeyer, and Harry Priesmeyer. Honorary pallbearers were all Garwood Elementary first grade pupils taught by Mrs. Milliard.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Crump-Baines Funeral Home of Wharton.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 10, 1983

Mills, Lonnie B. Jr.


The sad news of the death of Lonnie B. Mills, Jr., youngest son of L. B. Mills and wife of Sabinal, former residents of our city , was received here Monday morning. Little Lonnie’s death followed a recent attack of pneumonia. The remains were brought to this city Tuesday morning and that afternoon were tenderly laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery west of town. Rev. J. E. Stack of Waelder and Rev. M. C. Eidson, Baptist pastor, performing the last sad rites. In the loss of their beloved baby boy, these good people have he sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section. God comfort them as He alone can.

Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1919, page 1

Mills, Pearl (Rhodes)

Former Resident of This Section Dies In San Antonio

Mrs. Pearl Mills, beloved wife of Mr. R. R. Mills, died in San Antonio the first of the week, and the remains were brought here Monday afternoon for interment in the Weimar Cemetery, Mrs. Mills was a former resident of this section, and is well and favorably remembered by many of the old time residents of this section.

Mrs. Mills was born at Oakland, this county, June 12, 1881, and was 49 years, 1 month and 29 days of age at time of death. She was united in marriage to Mr. Robert R. Mills in 1896. Surviving her are one son, Robert E. Mills of Tulsa, Okla., three brothers and three sisters--Mrs. R. E. Young of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. T. F. Black of Calaveras, Texas, Mrs. M. L. Woodruff of Brenham, Texas, T. H. Rhodes of Belton, T. J. Rhodes of Ventura, Calif., and Mem Rhodes of Oakland.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 15, 1930, page 1

Milroy, Douglass

The little child of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Milroy died of congestion of the bowels last Tuesday 1st day of July at ten o'clock in this city and was buried at six o'clock same day.  Rev. P. H. Hensley performed the funeral obsequies.  This sweet little innocent has been lingering for several weeks suffering.  The little cherub has joined the angel band” and will receive the protection of the Father that said "of such is the kingdom of Heaven" where the ???/there will the??? [This was from a very poor copy] [Interment in Odd Fellows' Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, July 3, 1884, page 2
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Minar, Elenora (Noska)

Eleanor Minar, 86, of Frelsburg, died Wednesday, March 30, 1994 in a Columbus hospital.
A lifetime resident of Frelsburg, she was born May 6, 1906, the daughter of Joe and Mary Noska. She was married to Elo Minar, who preceded her in death May 8, 1974. Mrs. Minar was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Frelsburg.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 2 at Sts. Peter and Paul with Father Dan Morales officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Services were under the direction Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.
Pallbearers were Donald Lee Noska, Milton Marburger Jr., Roy Kulhanek, Ernie Noska, Jessie Marburger and Brian Kulhanek.
Mrs. Minar is survived by her sisters, Adela Kulhanek of Fayetteville and Evelyn Marburger of Weimar; brother Willie Noska of Eagle Lake; sister-in-law, Celestine Noska of Frelsburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Alois Noska and Albert A. Noska; and sisters Mary Vaclavik and Josephine Noska.

Colorado County Citizen, April 6. 1994

Minar, Elo

Elo Minar

Elo Minar of New Ulm passed away at his home May 8. He was 76 years old.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was born Dec. 14, 1897 in Frelsburg, a son of Joe and Annie Pechacek Minar. He was a lifetime resident of Frelsburg area and was married to Elenora Noska.

Funeral services were held at Henneke Funeral Home May 10 with The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating. Burial was in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Rosary was recited at the funeral home May 9.

Pallbearers were Donald Lee Noska, Ernest Gene Noska, Darrell Gully, Albert Noska, Nick Kulhanek and Ray Zingleman.

Besides his wife, Elenora, Mr. Minar is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Kana of Brenham; 4 brothers, Eddie Minar and Mathis Minar of Frelsburg, Adolph Minar of Fayetteville and Peter Minar of New Ulm.

Colorado County Citizen, May 16, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Minar, John J.

John J. Minar, Frelsburg Native, Succumbs at 88

Frelsburg - Funeral services for John J. Minar, 88, of Frelsburg were held last Friday in Industry with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Frelsburg with Rev. Werner Buckholt officiating.

Mr. Minar, a retired farmer, died the preceding Wednesday in Columbus hospital. He was a life-long resident of Fresburg. He was born April 15, 1879 and married Annie Warschak Nov. 29, 1906.

Survivors are his widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Mrkwa of Columbus and Mrs. Bruce Laake of the New Ulm area; a son, Harry Minar of Fayetteville; 6 brothers, Robert Minar of Columbus, Adolph Minar of Fayetteville and Peter, Elo, Eddie and Mathis Minar of New Ulm area; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tillie Schertz of Fayetteville, Miss Theresia Minar and Mrs. Ceclia Kana of New Ulm.

Burial was the Sts. Peter and Paul cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, July 20, 1967

Minar, Margaret “Maggie” (Breit)


Funeral services were held for Margaret "Maggie" Minar Thursday, February 18 from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg under the direction of Koenig-Peel Funeral Home with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Burial was at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret "Maggie" Minar was born March 1, 1903 in Frelsburg to Max Breit. and Fredricka Ernst Breit. She married Eddie Minar November 22, 1928.

Mrs. Minar was a homemaker and she was affiliated with Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic. Church in Frelsburg. She was also in the St. Ann's Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Minar, May 23, 1981, parents, three sisters, infant twin brothers and one step-grandson.

Survivors include a step daughter, Leona Gross of New Ulm; brother, Joe Breit of New Ulm; sister, Mary Breit of, Columbus; nephew, Lambert and Carol Brune of New Ulm; one step-grandchild and two step-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, February 25, 1988, page 2

Minar, Peter Paul


Last rites for Peter Paul Minar, 98, of New Ulm were conducted Monday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Roch’s Catholic Church, Mentz. The Rev. George Henninger officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Minar passed away Friday in the Columbus Community Hospital.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was born June 29, 1892 in Frelsburg. He was the son of the late John and Therasa (Pechacek) Minar. He was united in marriage with Amelia Henneke Nov. 8, 1916. She preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 1978.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Celesta and Henry Kaiser of Bernardo; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Henry Sr. and Alice Mae Minar, also of Bernardo; three grandchildren, Paul H. Minar Jr., Billy R. Minar and Judy Wendt; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Cecelia Kana, Tillie Schertz, Anna Minar and Therasa Minar; and eight brothers, Joe, Henry, John, Eddie, Matis, Elo, Robert and Adolf Minar.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Fayette County Record, May 3, 1991

Mingo, Oliver

—Oliver Mingo was shot and killed by James Frazer near Weimar last Tuesday. Frazer was admitted to bail in the sum of $2,500, which was readily given.

Brenham Weekly Banner, 11 Nov 1897, page 6

Mingo, William “Bill”

An aged negro farmer named Bill Mingo, well and favorably known throughout this section, died at his home north of town Wednesday and was buried the follownbg day He was the father of Wm Mingo, an employe of he U. S. Governmanet at Washington, the later being here on a visit at the time of the death of the senior Mingo. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury , April 16, 1915, page 5

Minssen, Edwin Carl

Funeral Services For E. C. Minssen.

Funeral Services for Edwin Carl Minssen of Willow Springs were held Thursday, September 17, 1981 at 2:30 p.m. from the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg.

Interment was in the church cemetery with Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiating at the services.

Mr. Minssen, 80, passed away Monday. September 14, in an Austin hospital.

He was born May 5, 1901 in Frelsburg, the son of Gus and Emma (Mathias) Minssen. On October 20, 1925 he was united in marriage with the former Olga Kautz in Frelsburg. She preceded him in death January 8, 1975.

Mr. Minssen had been a resident of Willow Springs since 1929 where he owned a general mercantile store. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg where he had served on the Church Council, was a member of the Industry Vol. Fire Dept. and had served as precinct chairman for the election bureau.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Nelcine) Krebs of Willow Springs; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Kautz of New Ulm and Mrs. Gilbert (Lydia) Keilers of Flatonia; three grandsons, Jerry, Glendale and Stanley Krebs and one granddaughter-in-law, Mrs. Glendale Krebs

Funeral Services were under the direction of Koenig-Peel Funeral Home of La Grange and Knesek Chapel of Fayetteville.

New Ulm Enterprise, September 24, 1981, page 1

Minssen, Gustav Johann Fredrick

Minssen Dies at 91, Burial in Frelsburg

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Frelsburg Lutheran church for Gustav Johann Fredrick Minssen, 91, who died at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Minssen, Friday morning.

Born Sept. 11, 1867, at Frelsburg, he was a son of the late Benhard Carolina[sic] Minssen. He was baptized Mar. 21, 1868, at Frelsburg by Rev. Roehm, and April 8, 1883,he was confirmed by Rev. Gerstmann, also at Frelsburg. On Nov. 29, 1887, he was married to Miss Emma Mathias at Frelsburg. She died April 15, 1949.

Mr. Minssen served on the church council for many years and also helped build the present church of which he was a lifelong member, the Trinity Lutheran church in Frelsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Minssen had made their home near Frelsburg where he was engaged in farming. For the past 13 years he had made his home with his son and daughter-in-law.

Survivors include one son, Edwin of Willow Springs; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lina Kautz of New Ulm, Mrs. Lydia Kellers of Flatonia; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred Minssen of Lubbock; 3 sisters, Mr. Emma Brieger of El Campo, Mrs. Johanna Nitzsche, Houston and Mrs. Else Nitzsche, Shelby. Three sons and one daughter died earlier.

The Rev. Milroy Gregor officiated and burial was in the Frelsburg cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, December 11, 1958, page 1B

Minter, Esther (Garvin)

Mrs. Esther Minter, 91, of Rock Island, died on Wednesday, August 19 in Rock Island following a brief illness. She was born on June 21, 1896 in East Texas, a daughter of George and Nannie Duvall Garvin. She married R. L. Minter in Granbury on June 28, 1914 and had been a Rock Island resident since 1939. She was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God in Rock Island. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 22 from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with Mrs. R.H. Alexander and Carol Milentz officiating. Burial followed in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on November 21, 1986, two brothers and a sister. Survivors include a daughter. Mrs. Bessie Thomas of Rock Island; a son, J.L. "Buddy" Minter of Willis; four sisters, Eullma Durham of Washington D.C., Mabel Hichman of Colorado, Edna Beard of Florida and Jimmie Douglas of Decatur; four grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were Ronnie Arnold, S.A. DeFoor, Billy Mayes and Randy, Rick and Robby Thomas. Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of their loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight; August 27, 1887
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Minter, James "Buddy"

James “Buddy” Minter

July 27, 1922 - March 24, 1995

James "Buddy" Minter, 72, of Rusk, passed away on Friday, March 24, 1995, in Humble. He was born on July 27, 1922, in Buckholt, to Robert Lawrence and Esther Garvin Minter.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Minter of Rusk; daughters and sons-in- law, Mary and Ronnie Arnold of Missouri City, Nancy and John Edgmon of Conroe, Linda "Wendy" and Bob Freund of Spring; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Thomas of Rock Island; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 27, from the Colonial Chapel of Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe with Rev. Cliff Herrington officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at 3 p.m. on Monday from the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Pallbearers were Robert, Billy, Ralph, Sam and Jeff Baker, and Troy Johnson. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, March 30, 1995, page 4
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Minter, Mary (Baker)


Mary Minter, 71, of Rusk, died Saturday, May 18, 1996 in Rusk.

She was born June 2, 1924 in Columbus.

Funeral services were held May 22 in Cashner Colonial Chapel in Conroe, with Rev. Cliff Herrington officiating. Interment followed in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Local arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Minter is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Ronnie Arnold of Missouri; Nancy and John Edgmon of Conroe; and Linda (Windy) and Bob Freund of Spring; brothers Elmer Baker of Oak Ridge North and George Baker of Rusk; grandchildren Todd, Staci, James, Brandi, John Wayne, Kathy, Sharon, Lon and Colt; and great-grandson Parker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J. L. “Buddy” Minter of Rusk.

Colorado County Citizen, May 29, 1996, page 16

Minter, Robert Lawrence


R. L. Minter, age 93 of Rock Island, passed away November 21 from injuries received in an auto accident on 90A in Rock Island.

Born December 16, 1892 . in Louisiana to George W. Minter and Lula Minter, had been a resident of Rock Island since 1939.

Funeral services were held from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake, with Mrs. R. H Alexander, Pastor of the Bethel Assembly of God, and Carl Milentz of Columbus officiating. Interment followed in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

On June 28, 1914 he married Esther Garvin in Granbury. Mr. Minter had been involved in agriculture all of his life, farming and ranching. He was a member of the Bethel Assembly of God in Rock Island and served for many years on the Rock Island School Board.

Survivors, include his wife of 72 years, Mrs. Esther Minter of Rock Island; daughter, Mrs. Bessie Thomas, Rock Island; son, J. L. "Buddy" Minter of Willis; sisters, Mrs. Mamie Dry of Houston, and Mrs. Ula Thomas of Arlington; brothers, F. W. Minter of Waco, and Richard A. Minter of Houston; four grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were, Randy Thomas, Rick Thomas, Robby Thomas, Ronnie Arnold, Bob Freund, John Edgmon, Billy Mays, and Buster DeFore.

Colorado County Citizen, December 4, 1986

Mirch, Joseph

Funeral Rites for C. W. O. Jos. Mirch, 48, Here Tuesday

Catholic and military funeral services were held here Tuesday morning for Chief Warrant Officer Joseph Mirch, 48, of Dallas, who died Dec. 21, 1946, in Paris, France while serving with the U. S Army.

Msgr. Jos. J. Szymanski, assisted by the Revs. Leo Pesek and Gerald Boehme, officiated. Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery, with the local American Legion post conducting a military ceremony at the grave. Hubbard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Mirch lacked a month and ten days of completing 30 years in Army service, 26 years of which he was an infantryman, the past four years in the air branch. At the time of his death he was engaged in disposing of government property and closing out Air Transport Command camps in France, after doing similar work at Casablanca, Cairo, the border of Russia, and Italy. He was to have gone from Paris to Germany to continue in this work.

The veteran of two world wars was credited with being the first man to start the reception center at El Paso; from there he went to Camp Wolters, then to Dallas, where he established the Air Transport Command Base at Love Field.

Weimar stores paid tribute by closing during hours of the services.

The only immediate relatives surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucille Mirch, and one daughter, Miss Mary Ann Mirch, who is a student at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas. The officer lost two brothers in the recent war.

A native of New York City, he entered the Army in 1916, at the age of 18. Six years later he married Miss Lucille Slubar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Slubar of Weimar, at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio. Had he lived until July 12 of this year, they would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Lt. Col. Peter Viola, Mr. Mirch's roommate and close friend through their Army careers, came from Dallas to act as a pallbearer. Other pallbearers were C. W. O. Frank Gates of New York and the following former service officers, now in the reserves: Commander Arthur Anders, USN, La Grange; Capt. Ed Rabel, Lt. Ray Seifert, USA; Lt. Tom Moody, USAAF; Lt. Frank (Buddy) Seifert and Lt. J. R. (Buddy) Yoder, USMC.

Weimar Mercury, February 7, 1947, page 1

 Miska, Frank

Final Rites For Frank Miska, 82, Held July 29

Funeral services for Frank Miska, 82, lifelong resident of the Sedan Community northwest of Weimar were held Monday morning, July 29, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic church here, with Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Miska died at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after a month’s illness.

Born Dec. 9, 1885, at Sedan, (Route 1, Weimar) he was a son of Frank and Louise Manofsky Miska. He had never married; he lived with his sister Angeline on the home place.

Surviving are seven sisters, Miss Angeline Miska, Mrs. Ernest (Lena) Pavlik, Mrs. Olga Knebel, Mrs. Raymond (Martha) Kloesel, all of Weimar, Mrs. Mary Bayer of Austin, Mrs. Annie Walzel of East Bernard and Mrs. Minnie Tipp of Eagle Lake; and one brother, Charile[sic] Miska of Weimar. Two brothers, Louis and Joe of the El Campo area, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Dennis, Jimmy and Harvey Knebel, Leonard Knebel, Thomas Pavlik, and Joe Adamcik.

Out-of-town people here for the funeral included Emil and Joe Miska of Wharton, George Miska of Edna, Mrs. Augusta Blazek, Mrs. Annie Walzel and Mrs. Henry Miska of Beasley, Mr. and Mrs. Werner Pavlik and son of El Campo.

Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1968, page 5

Miska, Lydia (Barta)

Lydia Miska's Funeral Held Here Oct. 11

Funeral services for Lydia Miska, 57, of Weimar were held Saturday, Oct. 11, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan and Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Mrs. Miska, a waitress, was a lifelong resident of Weimar. Born May 13, 1929, she was a daughter of Edward and Anna (Folta) Barta. She married Richard Miska here on Sept. 24, 1951. She was a member of the KJZT and St. Ann's Society.

She died at 11:06 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

She leaves here husband; a son'; Richard Jr. of Weimar and a sister, Mrs. Wilbert (Bessie) Schroeder of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers were Steve Svetlik, Rubin Dahse, Daniel Ulbricht, Adolph Janecka, Bill Klare and Willie Barta.

Weimar Mercury, October 23, 1966
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright


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Mize, William Jerry

Ex-Principal Jerry Mize Dead at 66

William Jerry Mize, 66, who was principal of Weimar High School for seven years and in public school work 34 years before his retirement in 1979, died of cancer Tuesday, Dec. 3, at his home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec 5, from St. John's Episcopal Church at Columbus with Rev. Jack Stephen Lowrey officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

Mize was born April 1, 1919, in Mobile, Alabama, and grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from Northwestern State University at Natchitoches, La., with a Bachelor of Science degree and later won his Master of education degree at Stephen F. Austin State College in Nacogdoches.

Before coming to Weimar 13 years ago he had been principal of West Columbia Junior High School and Mercedes Junior High School.

He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church and a lay reader in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and West Texas. A World War II veteran, he was active in the American Legion and in the Lions Club for several years. He was also a member of several professional school organizations.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Christine Hard castle Mize of Weimar; two sons and two daughters, Dianne Frazier of Metairie, La., William R. Mize and John J. Mize of Weslaco, and Elizabeth Klehm of Houston; nine grandchildren; his mother, Martha A. Mize of Shreveport, La.; and a sister Musa Swann of Shreveport.

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1985
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Moebes, Alpha Ellioise Marie

A horrible accident occurred Thursday a the residence of our friend, Mr. . Moebes, who resides near Frelsburg, in this county. While the father was in the field and the mother engaged in her usual routine duties about the yard, the dress of their five-year-old daughter Alpha caught fire while the children were playing around the stove in the house. The screams of the little ones soon brought the mother, but alas too late, little Alpha had been so fearfully burned that she died the next morning. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all in their affliction. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 20, 1904, page 8

Moebes, Howard


Howard Moebes, 79, of Missouri City, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 1995 at his residence.

Born Dec. 21, 1915 in Frelsburg, he was the son of Alvin A. and Leona Moebes. He was a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Ben R. Chamness officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Mr. Moebes is survived by his wife, Helen, of Missouri City; daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jesse Schuster of Knoxville, Tenn. and Jeanette and Lee Jerrell of Columbia, S.C.; son Howard A. Moebes and wife Sara, of Missouri City; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, West Fort Bend Div., P. O. Box 260, Rosenberg, TX 77471.

Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 1995, page 18

Moeckel, Adam P. Sr.

A. Moeckel Funeral Held At Columbus

Funeral services for Adam P. Moeckel Sr., 84, of Bernardo were held Saturday, March 5, from Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with burial in St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery at Mentz.

Father Bernard Snock officiated.

Moeckel, a retired farmer who, lived at Bernardo most of his life, died March 4 in Sweetbriar Nursing Home at Columbus.

Born Feb. 22, 1904, at Frelsburg, he was a son of Emil H. and Elizabeth (Schuette) Moeckel. He married Annie Mary Meyer on Jan. 15, 1930. He was a member of the Lutheran Church

His wife survives, along with four daughters, Gladys Mae Schriefer of Fresno, Earline Kulhanek of Alleyton, Lillie Brune of Eagle Lake and Helen Berger of Columbus; three sons, Clarence Moeckel of Weimar, Adam Moeckel Jr. of Shaws Bend and Richard Moeckel of Bernardo; 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eva Guthman of Columbus, Lena Henneke of Ellinger and Regina Jasek of Fayetteville; and three brothers, Walter Moeckel and Emil Moeckel of Frelsburg and Robert Moeckel of Houston.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Leonard Schriefer, David Schriefer, Alfred, David and Daniel Kulhanek, James Brune Jr. and Monte Moeckel. Honorary pallbearers were Kenny Berger, Kirk Berger, Jeremy Moeckel, and Joshua Moeckel.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1988, page 10

Moeckel, Emil Marcus

Emil Marcus Moeckel, 92, of New Ulm, died Tuesday, Sept 13, 1994, in Columbus.

Born Nov. 2o, 1901, in Frelsburg, he was the son of Emil H. and Elizabeth (Schuette) Moeckel. Mr. Moeckel was a retired farmer, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg and attended Hermann Seminary School.

Funeral services were held Sept. 17, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Burns officiating. Interment followed in Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Koenig-Peel Funeral Home, La Grange.

Mr. Moeckel is survived by his sister, Regina Jasek of Fayetteville; brother, Robert Moeckel, of Stafford and numerous nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, September 21, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Moeckel, Elizabeth/Eliese Katherine (Schuette)

Mrs. Lizzie Moeckel Succumbs at 81; Burial in Frelsburg

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Katerin Moeckel, aged 81 years, was held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Untermeyer Funeral home with continued services at Frelsburg Lutheran church. The service here was conducted in the German language, a wish of Mrs. Moeckel’s, by Rev. G. Wolf, assisted by Rev. Milroy Gregor of Frelsburg.
Mrs. Moeckel, who had been in failing health for the past 3 years, suffered a heart attack Saturday at her home in Frelsburg, and was brought to Columbus hospital where she died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday.
She was born to Mr. and Mr. John Schuette in Frelsburg Feb. 27, 1877, and received her education there. In February, 1895, she was married to Emil Moeckel, and they spent their entire life in and around Frelsburg. Mr. Moeckel died in 1941 and Mrs. Moeckel lost 6 brothers and a sister before her death.
She was baptized in the Lutheran church as a child and was confirmed by Rev. Fritz Gerstmann, Mar. 22, 1891.
Survivors are 6 sons, Emil and Walter of Frelsburg, Adam of Alleyton, Robert of Houston, and Louis and Johnnie of Columbus; 4 daughters, Mrs. Louis Swoboda of Burton, Mrs. Anton Henneke of Ellinger, Miss Augusta Moeckel of Frelsburg and Mrs. Marcus Guthmann of Columbus, 30 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were 6 of her grandsons, Walther Guthmann, Woodrow Jasek, Leroy and Clarence Moeckel and Gilbert and Wilbert Henneke.

Interment was in Frelsburg Lutheran cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, January 15, 1959, page 12

Moeckel, Joe Louis

Funeral Services Held This Morning For Moeckel Infant

Funeral services were held in Columbus this morning for J. L. Moeckel, infant, who died here Wednesday. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest. Untermeyer Bros in charge.

The child was born in Bernardo, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonis Moeckel, August 2nd, 1940. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Lorene and Lucille Gundelach; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Moeckel and Mr. and Mrs. John Gundelach.

Colorado County Citizen, August 29, 1940
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Moeckel, Olga Jane (von Roeder)

Olga Moeckel

Mrs. Olga Moeckel passed away at her residence in Frelsburg Sunday, April 22nd.

The deceased had been a resident of the Frelsburg community since 1942. She was born January 22,1912 at Lockhart, Texas to her parents, the late Mr. Sigismund Otto von Roeder and her mother Aibertine Alvine (Friske) von Roeder. She was married in 1933. to Mr. Walter Moeckel, who survives her.

She was a member of DAR and Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Services are to be held Wednesday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Interment is to be at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Frelsburg, Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiating the services.

She is survived by her husband, Walter Moeckel of Frelsburg, daughter, Virginia Zeiner of Columbus son, Warren Moeckel of Houston, brother, Erwin Roeder of Columbus.

Pallbearers are Alton Roeder, Gilbert Roeder, Robert Roeder, Vernon Skrabranek, Ed Mann, Fred Hamilton.

Colorado County Citizen, April 26, 1984, page 2

Moeckel, Walter Henry

Walter Henry Moeckel, 79, of Frelsburg, died Saturday, April 9, 1994, at his residence.

A lifelong resident of Frelsburg, he was born July 19, 1914. On Sept. 10, 1933, he married Olga Johanna Von Roeder. Mr. Moeckel was a retired finishing carpenter and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Frelsburg.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church with interment following in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Funeral services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Robert Moeckel Jr., Woodrow Jasek, Adam Moeckel, Clarence Moeckel, Bobby Roeder and Richard Moeckel.

He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Zeiner of Columbus; son, and daughter-in-law Warren and Meredith Moeckel of Katy; sister, Regina Jasek of Fayetteville; two brothers, Emil (Boy) Moeckel of Frelsburg and Robert Moeckel of Stafford; seven grandchildren, Russell Zeiner of Columbus, Debbie Mann of Hong Kong, Karen Anderson of Katy, Suzy Pavlicek of Columbus, Wesley Moeckel of Dallas, Christie Moeckel of Dallas and Brandon Moeckel of Katy; seven great-grandchildren, Jacqui Woolman of Columbus, Robert Zeiner and Paula Zeiner of Brenham, Brian Anderson and Jennifer Anderson of Katy, Heather Pavlicek and Jeffery Pavlicek of Columbus and one great-great-grandson, Brian Woolman of Columbus.

Mr. Moeckel was preceded in death by his wife; brothers, Adam Moeckel, Louis Moeckel and John Moeckel and sisters Hulda Swoboda, Augusta Slovacek and Eva Guthmann.

Colorado County Citizen, April 13, 1994
Translated by Dennis Boatright

Moeller, Alois S.


Alois S. Moeller, 81, of Frelsburg, passed away Jan. 18 at Scott and White Hospital in Brenham.

He ws born in Lone Oak, Feb. 18, 1929 to Alois Henry and Katherine (Henneke) Moeller and married Doris Grace Kech, Aug. 8, 1950. He was a retired plant manager for Holnam Industries, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 5157 in Frelsburg and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sisters, Helen Machinsky, Angelene Machinsky, Berdine Machinsky, Elenora Geistmann and Katherine Chovanec; and brothers, Albert, Frank and Henry Moeller.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Womack of Houston; son, Harold B. Moeller and Cynthia Sustaita of Frelsburg; and grandchildren, Travis James and Blake Aron Moeller.

Funeral services were conducted Feb. 21 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Delbert Kulhanek, Gene Kulhanek, Robert Socha, Colby Kulhanek, Mike Moeller and Leland Moeller.

Colorado County Citizen, January 25, 2011

Moeller, Ben H. Jr.


Ben Moeller Jr., 78, of Georgetown, passed away on April 15, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born Jan. 3, 1929 in Frelsburg, to Ben and Annie (Breit) Moeller. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Dorothy Amidon Moeller of Georgetown; daughters, Donna Wilcox and her husband Will, Terri Baker and her husband Rob, Jan Hardcastle and her husband John; son, Ronnie Chambers and his wife Terri; brother, Victor Moeller; numerous grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted April 17, at Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park.

Memorial Contributions can be made to Lighthouse Hospice, 2913 Williams Dr., Suite 320, Georgetown, TX 78628.

Arrangements were under the direction of Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park.

Colorado County Citizen, April 18, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Moeller, Carolena

Frelsburg, March 15.--Caroline Moeller, wife of Theodor Moeller,died at her home on the 12th inst. Her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on the 13th inst. Her husband and seven small children survive.

Weimar Mercury, March 21, 1908, page 8

Moeller, David W.


David W. Moeller, 52, of New Braunfels, passed away Wednesday, March 9, in Temple.

He was born Aug. 11, 1952 in Columbus to Victor and DeLois Suchadoll Moeller. He was of the Catholic faith and served in the U.S. Army. He was an experienced welder, electrician and carpenter. He spent his last years as an auto mechanic.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessica Rose Moeller and Grandparents, Ben and Annie Moeller and Hubert and Lucy Suchadoll.

He is survived by daughters, Christina Koch, of New Braunfels, Amanda Moeller, of Helotes and Kimberly Moeller, of New Braunfels; sisters, Marilyn Kocurek and husband Joe, of Fayetteville, Kathy Kneblik and husband, Jimmy, of Lone Oak, Jo Ann Zapalac and husband Jimmy, of Ellinger, Debbie Dudensing and husband Royce, of Frelsburg and Teresa Moeller; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. The Rev. Jack Maddux officiated. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, March 9, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Moeller, Oscar Henry

Death Record.

Moeller: Died near Frelsburg, 6-11-04, of dysentery, Henry Oscar Moeller, aged 1 yr and 4 mos. [Listed as Oscar Henry on gravestone at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery]

Schulenburg Sticker, 23 June 1904, page 1
Contributed by Matt Cross

Moeller, Victor W.

Victor W. Moeller

Victor W. Moeller, 78, of Lone Oak, passed away April 16 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

He was born Jan. 1, 1931 in Frelsburg to Ben H. and Annie (Breit) Moeller and married DeLois Suchadoll, Nov. 29, 1951. He was a rancher and owned the Moeller Feed Store for 27 years. He was also a member of the Sons of Hermann.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, David Moeller; sister, Martha Braden; brothers, Ben Moeller Jr. and Charley Moeller; and granddaughter, Jessica Rose Moeller.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Joe Kocurek of Fayetteville, Kathy and Jimmy Kneblik of Lone Oak, JoAnn and Jimmy Zapalac of Ellinger, Debbie and Royce Dudensing of Frelsburg and Teresa Moeller and friend Gary Grayson of Lone Oak; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Moeller of Georgetown, Mary Ann Moeller and Delbertha Luedke of Frelsburg, Doris Jean Gross of Hempstead and Eudene Richter and husband Ernie Jr., of Frelsburg; brother-in-law Frank Braden of Columbus; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted April 18 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Stephen Nesrsta officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Jason Hahn, Bradley Kneblik, Jonathan Dudensing, Nicholas Dudensing, Chase Zapalac and Mike Moeller

Colorado County Citizen, April 21, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Moes, Louis

Weimar Local Matters

Dr. L. Moes, of this city, took an overdose of Chloral, Monday evening , to quiet his nerves, and died from the effect in fifteen minutes after taking it the Doctor had been drinking rather hard lately, and his nerves were completely unstrung. The druggist says he purchased from him one once, and his wife tried to prevent his taking it, but he pulled loose from her, went to a neighbor’s well, mixed it with water and drank it all. walked home which was only... [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 5, 1883

Molano, Rueben Alex

Rueben Alex Molano

Rueben Alex Molano, 55, of Eagle Lake, passed away October 28, in Eagle Lake.

He was born October 5, 1951 in Eagle Lake, the son of Alejos and Eulalia Juarez Castillo Molano.

Rueben worked as a laborer and was of Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his son, Michael Anthony Molano of El Campo; daughter, Dolores Marie Arismendez of Richmond; sisters, Angelina M. De La Rosa of Richmond and Gloria J. Reyes of McAllen; several stepbrothers and sisters; nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held October 31, at 7 p.m. from the Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Frank Navarro officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Burial of ashes will be at a later date.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 2, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Monahan, Rowena (Walker)


Mrs. Rowena Walker Monahan, 84, died Thursday, July 5, after a brief illness. She resided at Air Force Village, San Antonio.

Mrs. Monahan, the mother of John A. Orb III Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Smith Barney Inc., the investment banking and brokerage firm, was born in Eagle Lake November 6, 1899. She was the daughter of Annie Rowena Walker and Quinn Walker.

After the death of her father and her mother's remarriage to the late Ed Rand, a prominent San Antonio businessman, she moved to San Antonio, where she grew up and was educated. Mrs. Monahan later attended -Ward Belmont School, Nashville, Tennessee.

In 1918, she married John A. Orb II of Chicago, who died in 1921. In 1930, she married captain John W. Monahan, U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Attache to the Court of St. James, where Mrs. Monahan was presented to the King and Queen of England. Before returning to San Antonio in 1958, she made her home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Besides her son, John, survivors include three grandchildren, Linda O. Drake of Key West, Florida; Joan O. Garrison of San Diego, California; and John A. Orb IV of Ketchum, Idaho; and six great grandchildren.

After private services, burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake, on Monday, July 9, under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, July 19, 1984, page 2

Monguer, Saralia

—Saralia Monguer, a Mexican, was shot and killed by officers at Weimar last Monday while resisting arrest. [Burial place unknown]

Brenham Daily Banner, 15 Jul 1897, page 8

Monroe, Alberta, Dewey Lee, Ellen, Jessie, and Willie,
also Lyle Finucane


Six Defenseless Negroes Were Slain Without Warning. Axe Was Instrument Used.

(Special Correspondence.)

The Blackest crime in the history of Colorado county was perpetrated Wednesday morning at Glidden, two and a half miles west of this place, in which the lives of six persons were blotted out as they lay in bed asleep. The parties killed were all negroes, and the instrument used was an axe, which was left in the room where four of the victims were found. The dead are Lyle Finucane, a man 37 years old, Ellen Munroe [sic.] a woman 40, Willie Munroe, a boy 16, Jessie Munroe, a girl 12, Dewey Munroe, a boy 13, and Alberta Munroe a girl 8.

Ellen Munroe, the head of the family, was a grass widow, and the mother of the Munroe children who were killed with her. Lyle Finucane was a Mulatto man, and worked for the railroad. For several years he has been boarding and lodging at Ellen Munroe's house. When found dead Wednesday morning the bodies were warm, and it was evident they had not been dead a great while. Lyle Finucane worked at the round house in Glidden until midnight, which was the last account we have of him alive. Willie Munroe was also seen at a wedding at midnight. Consequently the awful deed was committed some time between midnight and seven o'clock in the morning.

The dead bodies were found about seven o'clock Thursday morning by Parthenia Munroe a daughter of Ellen, and sister of the four children killed. Parthenia does not live with the family, but stays with her aged grandmother, who is the widow of old Ignatius Turner. The alarm was at once given and Sheriff Mayes was soon on the scene with the blood hounds. A trail was taken and followed to a neighboring house where JamesFields was found. Fields was at once arrested and placed in jail, and Sheriff Mayes found upon his person a ten dollar bill with fresh blood upon it; and a jumper with blood upon it was found in the bed at the house where he was. The jumper was found in the shuck mattress. The track of a woman and man were found in the yard where the crime was committed which fitted the shoes of fields [sic.] and his wife. Mr. Mayes placed their shoes in the tracks and they corresponded exactly.

Judge A. A. Gregory went to the scene to hold the inquest. He found the dead bodies of Lyle Finucane and Ellen in one room, and the four children in the other. The children were all in bed, the three smaller ones in one, and the large boy in another. Lyle was on the floor by the side of the bed, and Ellen a yard or so away, also on the floor, but blood and brains were scattered on the pillow of the only bed in that room. All the victims had their skulls crushed, and the bloody axe, partially wiped or washed, was found by the side of the bed of the 10 year old boy. Lyle and Ellen were evidently leading an immoral life, but aside form that, they were harmless and inoffensive negroes. Ellen's husband was John Munroe, who seperated from her seven or eight years ago, and his whereabouts being unknown. Lyle has a wife living in San Antonio, from whom he was seperated. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, March 29, 1912, page 1
See also "The Glidden Ax Murder", by Bill Stein for the Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal

Monroe, Willie Little


Three deaths have occurred in town during the past week, which has cast a gloom over almost every home, Mrs. Martha Yates died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Heyser, on the 3d inst.; Mrs. Bettie Toliver, consort of Mr. Jas. A. Toliver, died at her home on the 6th, and little Willie Monroe, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam E. Monroe, died on the 8th instant. All were interred at the Odd Fellows’ Rest. The bereaved families and friends have our sincere condolence.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1902, page 5

Monsur, Jim

Jimmie, the little two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Monsur, died at 2 o’clock last Sunday afternoon and was interred in the Lakeside cemetery Monday evening at 3 o’clock. The little fellow was in the best of health up to Saturday night when he was taken suddenly ill with congestion, and died next evening. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad hour of bereavement.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 24, 1906, page 5


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Mooney, Nellie Marie

2-Month-Old Baby of E. L. Mooney’s Dies

The Eagle Lake community was shocked and saddened Monday morning to learn of the death of little two-month-old Nell Marie Mooney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Mooney. The little baby died sometime between 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday due to strangulation from organic causes. She was sleeping quietly when her mother looked in on her at 2:00 a.m. but was found dead later when the family awakened.

The baby was born at Laughlin Hospital November 2nd and was getting along nicely prior to her death.

Private funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home at 10:00 o’clock Tuesday morning, with the Rev. Leslie A. McDaniel, pastor of Colly Memorial Methodist Church, officiating.

She was buried in Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Wilburn Black, Bobby Baird, Ira Goats, and L. V. Davison.

Surviving in addtion to her parents are two brothers, Eddie and Jim; one sister, Carla; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Beane and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mooney of this city; and a number of other relatives. Mrs. Mooney is the former Betty Ruth Beane.

Friends join in extending deepest symathy to the family in the loss of their young one who was loved by so many.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Dec 24, 1959


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Morales, Susanna (Maldonado)

Susanna Maldonado Morales, 55, of Eagle Lake, passed away June 14 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston as a result from injuries received from a fall at her residence.

She was born in Schulenburg Aug. 11, 1946 to Trino Maldonado Sr. and Pauline (Molana) Maldonado. She was a resident of Eagle Lake for most of her life and retired after many years of service with the housekeeping department of the Sportsman's Motel of Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her children, Lisa Gonzales of Eagle Lake, Rachel Ramirez and husband, David of Eagle Lake, Hilda Belman of Rosenberg, and Robert Maldonado and wife, Misty of Eagle Lake; sisters, Trina Diaz of Slaton, Lydia Cruz of Columbus, Martha Bagley and husband, Rick of Eagle Lake, Diana Llanos and husband, Hugo of Eagle Lake; brother, Trino Maldonado Jr. of Florida; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted June 18, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Lucas, pastor of The Shepherd's Way Church of Sealy, officiating. [Buriel at Nativity Cemetery]

Pallbearers were David Ramirez Jr., Manuel Belman Jr., Robert John Lujan II, Raymond Martinez, Ismael Mendoza, Pablo Belman.

Honorary pallbearers were Maria Guadalupe Mendoza, Ricardo Gonzales Jr., Marcus Gonzales, Carmen Maria Ramirez, Alicia Marie Belman, Juan Carlos Gonzales, Rudy Noel Belman, Robert Maldonado Jr. and Marcello Alexander Maldonado.

Colorado County Citizen, June19, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Moreida, Natividad

Natividad Moreida - EAGLE LAKE

EAGLE LAKE - Natividad Moreida, 56, of Eagle Lake, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2004.

He was born Dec. 11, 1947, in Eagle, to the late Francisco and Francisca Cardenas Moreida. He was a farmer.

Survivors: sisters, Isabel Moreida and Mary Navarro, both of Eagle Lake, and Martha Leal of Garwood; brothers, Raymond Moreida and Robert Moreida, both of Eagle Lake.

Preceded in death by: sister, Vita Moreida; and brother, Juan Moreida.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at The Vine of the Lord Church, the Rev. Paul Aguilar officiating.

Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, 979-234-2011.

Victoria Advocate, December 12, 2004

Moren, A. S.

Weimar Local Matters

Mr. A. S. Moren, an old citizen of this neighborhood, and a soldier of the Mexican war, died on the 26th inst., of pneumonia. He leaves a large family of children and a devoted companion, to mourn his demise. Mr. M. was an honest, industrious and upright man. He was buried at 6 o’clock, p.m. 26th instant in the Odd Fellows’ Rest. Two of his old comrades in arms, Captains A. C. Hereford and T. L. Townsend, assisted in his obsequies. Our heart runs out in sympathy for the bereaved companion and children of the deceased.

Colorado Citizen, May 31, 1883

Moren, Charles

Weimar Local Matters

Little Charlie, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Moren, aged two years, died near here on the 11th inst., and the remains were laid to sleep in the Odd Fellows’ Rest. Charlie was a bright little fellow, the idol of home and the pet of grandparents.

Colorado Citizen, November 18, 1886

Moren, Tavie

Weimar Local Matters

Mr. Tavie Moren, who was raised in this county, died in this place on the 22d inst. of that terrible disease, consumption. He had been an invalid for the last two years, gradually growing worse all the time, and had been waiting for the summons; realizing the fact that it was near at hand. He passed away peacefully and calmly, with all things clear for a home in a better world. He leaves a young wife and child to mourn the loss of a husband and father, besides other relatives and a host of friends. His remains were deposited in the Odd Fellows Rest the evening of the 23d inst., Rev. Q. T. Simpson performing the funeral obsequies. Peace to his ashes.

Colorado Citizen, March 29, 1888, page 3

Moreno, Carollyn (Newman)


Carollyn Newman Moreno, 44 of Pearsall, passed away May 30 in Houston.

She was born May 29, 1960 to Robert L. and Margaret (Schu) Newman and married Robert R. Moreno Jr., July 1, 2001.

She is survived by her husband; sisters, Margie Ramos of Ingleside, Samantha Neill of Waco, Kim Wisdom of Columbus and Lisa Weaver of Hopewell; and brothers, Larry Newman of Rock Island, Francis Newman of Sheridan, David Newman of Gatesville and Raymond Newman of Rock Island.

Funeral services were conducted June 4, at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

The Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Moreno, Felipa (Fonseca)

Felipa Moreno, 83, of Sheridan, passed away March 26 at her residence.

A native of Brownsville born on June 5, 1918 to Ascencion and Maria Gomez Fonseca. She has been a resident of Colorado County for most her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reyes Moreno.

She is survived by daughters, Felicia Alaniz of Yoakum, Rose Mata of Sheridan, Esperanza Perez of Valdese, N.C., Consuela Moreno of Sheridan; sons, Paul Moreno of Pennsylvania, John Moreno of Sugar Land, Tim Moreno and Lupe Moreno, both of Houston, and Joe Moreno of Needville; 27 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Puente of Victoria, Petra Rosales of Yoakum and Santos Rodriguez of Houston; and brother, Manuel Fonseca of Weatherford.

Funeral services were conducted March 29, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with her son, Joe Moreno presiding. Interment followed in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Pallbearers were George Moreno, Daniel Alaniz, David Moreno, Lorenzo Moreno, Frankie Moreno and Mario Moreno.

Colorado County Citizen, April 3, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Moreno, Reyes

Reyes Moreno

Reyes Moreno, 79, of Sheridan passed away Wednesday, March 8, 1995,

at 1:43 a.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center Hospital in Wharton. He was born on January 6, 1916, in Rockdale to Maximino and Edxalentzia Aranta Moreno.

He had been a resident of Sheridan for many years and worked on the farms and ranches of the area for most of his career.

Survivors include his wife; Mrs. Felipa Moreno of Sheridan; four daughters, Felicia Alaniz of Dayton, Rose Mata of Sheridan, Esperanza Perez of North Carolina, and Consuelo Moreno of Sheridan; five sons, Paul and John Moreno both of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Tim and Lupe Moreno both of Houston and Joe Moreno of Needville; three sisters, Basilia Contreras of Amarillo, Martha Ortiz of Austin and Rebecca Facil of Houston; three brothers, Gilbert Velasquez Sr. of Edinburg, Elias Velasquez of Amarillo, Lorenzo Velasquez of Gary, Indiana; 27 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Joe Moreno officiating.

Interment followed in the Cheetam Cemetery, in Sheridan.

Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake was in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight March 16, 1995
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Morgan, Annie Christine (Kocurek)

Annie Morgan

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Morgan, 72, of Pasadena, were held at Henneke Funeral Home July 16 with burial in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery. The Rev. Vincent Flecher of Weimar officiated.

Mrs. Morgan died in the Southmore Hospital in Pasadena July 14. She was a daughter of John and Annie Urban Kocurek, born July 21, 1903 in Ellinger.

Survivors include a son, Rudolph R. Morgan of Pasadena; sister, Frances Bartek of Garwood; 4 brothers, Anton Kocurek of Garwood, Emil Kocurek of Sealy, Bill Kocurek of Denver, Colo. and Louie Kocurek of Columbus; and one grandchild.

Colorado County Citizen, July 22, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Morgan, Loretta Ludmila (Frybert)

Loretta Ludmila Morgan

January 18, 1933 - September 3, 1988

Loretta Ludmila Morgan, 55, of Eagle Lake died Saturday, September 3, at 8:40 a.m. at her home following a two-year battle with Lou Gehrigs Disease. It was her last wish to be home at the time of her death. Born January 18,1933 in Fort Bend County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Frank and Frances Mary Matej Frybert. She moved from Houston to Eagle Lake in March of 1961, where she was employed at Marx Cafe. On October 21,1961, she was united in holy matrimony to Clyde E. "Squint" Morgan at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, two infant sisters, her parents and her husband Clyde, who passed away March 5, 1987. She was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a member of the KJZT and the Altar Society.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary Young and husband Fred, Agatha Briscoe and husband Monroe, all of Eagle Lake and Mildred McGee of Webster; two brothers, Frank Frybert and wife Frances, and Joe Frybert and wife Kay, all of Eagle Lake. Nieces and nephews include James Young, Fred Young Jr. and John Young of Eagle Lake; Joe Mike Young and wife Theresa of Sealy; Mary Frances Young and Mary Elizabeth Young of Eagle Lake; Mary Katherine Young Frick and husband Kenneth of Rosenberg; Joe S. Frybert of Sugarland; Kathy Frybert of Bryan; Barbara Frybert of College Station, and Suzanne Frybert Mazac and husband Dwight of Columbus; Frances Mae Frybert of Round Rock; Billy Briscoe and wife Patricia of New Orleans, La.; Charles Briscoe and wife Margaret of Eagle Lake; Frank Briscoe and wife Tlteresa of Sugarland, and Paul McGee and Tracy McGee both of Webster. Other relatives included 8 grand nieces and nephews. Funeral services originally were scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m., but since the Diocese does not permit funerals on Sunday, it was held from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Saturday, September 3. Starting at 4:30 p.m with Holy Rosary lead by Father Joseph Shannon of Rosenberg, and followed by Holy Mass at 5 p.m. with Father Shannon officiating. Mrs. Virginia Flathmann, a very dear and close Aiend of Mrs. Morgan, was the soloist. Hymns included "Amazing Grace," "In The Garden" and "It Is Well With My Soul." Mrs. Patty Stephens served as organist. Burial followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were nephews James, Fred, John and Joe Mike Young and close friends Robert Samuel Martin and Pastor Albert Flathmann.

In lieu of the usual remembrances, Mrs. Morgan had requested memorials be made to support die home of unwed mothers, contributions can be given to Mrs. Virginia Flathmann or Mrs. Evelyn Beseda. Contributions for mass should be left with Mrs. Beseda. Dulany Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 15, 1988
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Morgan, Lucy (Yancey) Harrison

Former Columbus Lady Dies at Ballinger, Tex

Relatives here have been advised of the death of Mrs. Lucy Morgan, aged 83 years, at her home in Ballinger, Texas, on Oct. 25th. Mrs. Morgan was a native of Brownsville, Tenn., but early in life moved with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. William Yancey) to Columbus, where she lived for a number of years. Later in life she was married to Mr. Sam Harrison of Lavaca county. Mr. Harrison died many years ago. Still later in life she married Mr. G. D Morgan, who survives.

Other survivors are her children, Mrs. Dan McCannon of Beaumont, Mr. Sam Harrison of Kansas, Mrs. Carrie Reaves of San Angelo, and Mrs. Mary (married name not remembered). Mrs. Morgan was an aunt of Mrs. Jessie D. Townsend and Messrs. John H. Brooks and Ben B. Holt of this city.

Only brief particulars of her death are obtainable.

Weimar Mercury, November 11, 1932

Morgan, Sallie

Miss Sallie Morgan, well known in this section, died at the residence of Jas. McMillan, near Osage, last Saturday. She has been in delicate health for a number of years. [Buried Osage Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen , 12 December 1888
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

Morgan, Unknown

There were two deaths among the colored populaton of this city the latter part of last week. A daughter of Isom Morgan died, and on Saturday morning Ike Drisdale, a well known negro resident, died. The latter was buried Sunday afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, October 17, 1903, page 8

Morris, Carl



COLUMBUS, Dec. 13.

One new yellow fever case t0-day. The sick are doing well. There are about fifteen cases under treatment. One death reported to-day, A. Morris [sic.], a dry goods merchant. Weather cool and clear. A heavy frost is expected to-night. We hope this cold spell will close out the fever. [Burial place unknown.]

Galveston Daily News, December 14, 1873

Morris, Frances Leora (Chiasson)

Frances Morris

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 25, at the First Baptist Church of Columbus for Frances Leora Morris, age 71, who passed away at home Monday, September 23.

Reverend Raymond Cox officiated, assisted by Alan Sowders of Quinlan. Soloists were Mrs. Marsha Miller, who sang "Holy Spirit," Duane Kerr, who sang "The Lord's Prayer," with Mrs. Rachel Thomas serving as organist.

Pallbearers were James Dunn Seymour, Edwin Seidel, Harold Halcom, John Cates, Joe Potter and Joe Moore. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.

Mrs. Morris was born in Lacassine, Louisiana, on July 19, 1914 to Amar and Ester Verrett Chiasson. She and Hugh Leon Morris of Walnut Spring, were married on December 2, 1937 in Robstown. Her husband preceded her in death on February 13, 1961.

Mrs. Morris had been a resident of Columbus for 38 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she took an active part in the establishment of the Spanish Baptist Mission here. At the time of her death, she was serving her Lord as a Sunday School teacher for a class of pre school age children at the Magnolia Country Village Apartments. She was a member and past president of the Columbus Music Club, a member of the Magnolia Homes Tour, the Colorado County Fair Association and a past member of the Columbus Garden Club.

During the years she was raising her children, she was active in the Band Club, the PTA and served as a leader with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Following her husband's death, she was employed at West's Pharmacy, the Dairy Bar and was a saleslady in the housewares department at S. K. Seymour Lumber Company for 13 years. She was an Avon representative at the time of her death.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Pamela) Potter of Columbus, Mrs. Rob (Nannette) Tyler of Houston and Mrs. Gary (Cornelia) Cejka, also of Houston; two sons, Hugh L. Morris, Jr. of Arcola and Michael K. Morris of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Luther (Mildred) Guy of Sulphur, Louisiana, and Mrs. Eugene (Louise) Clemons of Pearcy, Arkansas; nine grandchildren, Charles, Brian and Amanda Potter of Columbus, Brandon Brookshire and Tiffani and Garrett Cejka, all of Houston, and Shawn, Amy and Chrystal Morris of Industry, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church or to the charity of the donors choice.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 1985

Morris, Henry

Eagle Lake Item

A difficulty occurred last Friday night on Captain Dunoyant's plantation, five or six miles from town, over a game of cards, in which the six-shooter and deadly Winchester were freely used by Henry Morris and Isaac Diggs. After the smoke of the battle cleared away, Diggs was found to be uninjured, but Morris had been shot through the heart with a Winchester, from which he died in a few minutes. Diggs was arrested and held for the examining trial which was held Monday. He was allowed bail in the sum of $2000 which he could not give and went to jail. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 9, 1893


Morris, Neddie


During the rain and electrical storm of Tuesday morning, lightning struck and killed Neddie Morris, a negro, and also killed the horse he was riding. The negro, who works on the Moerschell Ranch, was at the time going to the river bottoms to drive out the cattle from the low lands, information having been received of the on-coming high water in the river.

Others were also headed for the river bottoms to assist in gathering up the stock, but it seems that no one was with the unfortunate negro a[sic] the time, and no one witnessed his death. When found by members of the cow driving party a short while after life had been extinct, the horse was lying aross[sic] the negro’s legs, both horse and negro dead. The dead negro was still astride the saddle and holding the reins in his hand.--Eagle Lake Headlight. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1926, page 3

Morris, Robert Milton “Bob”

Robert Morris Funeral services Held April 18

Robert Milton “Bob” Morris, 80, of Weimar died April 14 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 18 at St. Michael Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Mr. Morris received full military honors at the funeral with Fire Squad/Gun Salute. The Navy (Honor Guard/Color Guard) from Louisiana did the folding and presentation of the American flag, which had draped the casket.

During the church services he was honored with his favorite hymn, “Amazing Grace” sung by Marianne and Dickie Muehr, accompanied by Jenny Grohmann.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Robert was born June 15, 1925 in Meriden, Conn. to Robert Emory and Yvonne (Lucas) Morris.

He attended High School in Meriden, Conn. He also attended many service schools while in the U. S. Navy. He successfully completed x-ray technician, USNH, NNMC in Bethesda, Md.

In 1960, The American College of Radiology certified him as a “registered technician” with the American Registry of x-ray technicians.

He enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1943. He served 20 years through 1963.... During this duty it took him over seas thru many countries during World War II and the Korean War....

Robert married Jo Ann (Jahn) Morris on Dec. 20, 1991 at the United Church of Christ in Weimar by Rev. Norman “Skip” Sirnic.


In 1985, he came to Weimar and began working at Youens Memorial Hospital as director of the x-ray department and commuting from Houston.

In 1986, he set up the new x-ray department at the now Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, working until 1991 at which time he retired.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann (Jahn) Morris of Weimar; son Bruce T. Morris of Houston; daughters Suzann Law and husband Charles of Newberry Park, Calif., and Ann Marie Bothyl and husband Donald of Westbrookville, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother, John Morris of Meriden, Conn.; and sister, Yvonne Hodgdon of Seal Cove, Maine.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth (Havens) Morris; and brother, Richard Morris.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Scot Law and Jason Morris; friends, Harvey Bartosh, George D. Berger, Stanley Faldyn, Clifford C. Grohmann, and Glen E. Vornsand.

Honorary pallbearers were friends and co-workers, Dannie Ulbricht, John Anders, Scott Glass, and Dr. Mike Wilson; and grandchildren, Charles Law, Casey Botbyl, Paige Botbyl, Megan Morris, Cassidy Meyer and Braden Meyer.

Weimar Mercury, May 4, 2006

Morris, Ruby (Gloor )


Ruby Gloor Morris, 94 of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, Feb. 9 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

She was a native of Colorado County, born in Eagle Lake on June 15, 1909 to Dave and Maggie Brown Gloor. She lived most of her life in Jackson County and Houston. She led a career as sales clerk with Faris Drug Store of Edna and then J.J. Newberry Dry Goods Store in Houston's Gulf Gate Mall until retirement and returning to Eagle Lake seven years ago.

She was a member of the Eagle Lake and Lissie United Methodist Churches, Eagle Lake United Methodist Women and a faithful volunteer and Life Member of the Rice Medical Center Auxiliary, the "Pink Ladies."

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Morris; sister, Nellie Jennings; brothers, A.T. Gloor, Bill Gloor and Woodrow Rische.

She is survived by daughters, Becky Anderson and husband, Mark of Eagle Lake, Gail Brewer and husband Ray of Round Rock; brother, Gene Gloor and wife, Edell of League City; grandchildren, Noble Anderson of Eagle Lake, Meredith Nethery and husband, Eric of Eagle Lake and Robin Shavers of Conroe; great grandson, Jacob Nethery of Eagle Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones including step-grandson, John Lee Freeman and wife, Lois of Pasadena.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ramsey, Pastor of Lissie United Methodist Church officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to either Rice District Community Hospital Auxiliary, P. O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 or Lissie United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 668, Lissie, Texas 77454.

The Colorado County Citizen, February 18, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Morris, W. H.

Eagle Lake Items

Mr. W. H. Morris, and[sic] old and respected citizen of Eagle Lake, died at his residence in town Sunday, 17th inst., after a long and very painful illness, and was buried Monday with Masonic honors in the presence of a large concourse of sympatising[sic] friends.  Our condolence is extended to the bereaved family in their sore affliction. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 25, 1888, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Morris, Will


Will Morris, colored, forty-five years of age, died in this city Wednesday afternoon. Will had been sick in bed for the past four weeks,but has been ill for two years with something like catarrh of the throat. He was born and reared in Eagle Lake and was very popular with the colored people, and well known to the white people of the town. The funeral was conducted by the colored Masons yesterday afternoon, with interment in the colored U. B. F. cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 17, 1915

Morrison, Lillian (Hart)

January 27,1922- December 1, 2007

Lillian Morrison, 85, of New Ulm and formerly of Columbus, died Dec. 1 at Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation in Columbus.

She was born on Jan. 27, 1922, in Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Thomas J. and Rose E. Wolkof Hart.

Morrison was united in marriage with Howard J. Morrison on July 12, 1944.

She was a retired supervisor for Prudential Insurance Company and of the Protestant faith.

Morrison was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two sisters, Rosemary Helmer and Patricia McLeod. [Place of interment unknown]

Survivors include her brother-in-law, Calvin G. Morrison of Prescott, Ariz.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, director.

Banner Press Newspaper, December 6, 2007, page 6a

Morrow, George

George Morrow, an old negro resident of this city and section, died last Monday and was buried the following day. He had been sick for several months. [place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 1902 page 3

Morrow, James Isaac Alfred

Former resident of This Section Dies In Phoenix, Arizona

News was received by relatives here the first of the week informing them of the death of Mr. James M. Morrow, which occurred at Phoenix, Arizona, last Saturday. The telegram was delayed, hence relatives here did not learn of his death until the following Monday, we understand. The remains will be brought here for interment [Odd Fellows Cemetery], just when we do not know at this writing.

Mr. Morrow was a native of this section, a man of about 74 years. He left here about forty years ago, and has been away ever since, returning for a brief visit some twenty years ago. Mr. Morrow was a brother of Mrs. Fannie Black and Mrs. Harris Green, Sr., of this community, and a half-brother of Mr. F. W. Koltermann, residing near town. He was a man well liked by those who knew him, and his death is sincerely deplored. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury May 1, 1931

Morrow, John H.

John H. Morrow Buried Sunday

John H. Morrow,83, colored farmer of the Clear Creek community, died Wednesday of last week and was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. John had lived in the Clear Creek section for the past 50 years or more. [Place of interment unknown]

He was a good farmer having bought and paid for his farm and owned a place in Weimar, where he hoped to someday retire and spend the balance of days here on earth. He expected to move to town soon, but ill health overtook him and death ended his sufferings.

John was a good, honest citizen and was well liked by everyone who knew him. He leaves a wife and several children and grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1944, page 1

Morrow, Martin A.

The remains of Mr. Martin Morrow, who died of pneumonia at El Paso on Christmas day, were brought here yesterday and laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. He was a son of Mrs. A. Koltermann of this city, and was engaged in the stock business at Sierra Blanca, Tex. Mr. Morrow was quite well known to many citizens of this section, but had been away from here for over thirty years. No particulars concerning his death could be learned. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 1, 1909

Morse, Early J.

E. J. Morse, 58, Died Suddenly Sunday Night

The entire community was shocked Monday morning when it became known that E. J. Morse had passed on.  He had been at his place of business during the past week and was at the coffee shop and around the picture show early in the night. He did not wait for Mrs. Morse to close the shop but went home earlier.  When she arrived home about 11 p.m. she found him lifeless on the floor of the entrance to their apartment where he had fallen when suddenly stricken with a heart attack. His physician stated he must have been dead about an hour.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Mill Funeral Home, with the Rev. J. W. Griffin of the Methodist Church conducting the last sad rites.  The Masonic Lodge conducted their impressive ritualistic service, Mr. Morse having been a Mason and also a member of Arabia Temple Shrine of Houston.  Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

E. J. Morse was born in Lee County, April 22, 1886, the son of Levina and Drew Morse.  He was married in Houston to Miss Clara Morse June 29, 1910.  Mr. and Mrs. Morse had lived in San Antonio, Houston, Angleton, Damon and Eagle Lake.  They had been residents of this city since 1930.

Besides his wife, survivors include a sister, Mrs. Robert Allison, Houston; two brothers, J. D. Morse, Houston; F. A. Morse, Willis.

Mr. Morse had been in ill health for several years and had been in constant search of medical aid, here and elsewhere. Throughout the time he maintained a cheerfulness that was often remarked upon and his pleasant greetings and prevailing smile will be missed by his many friends and associates.

Casket attendants were J. H. McCreary, S. O. Booth, G. E. Thomas, Jr., A. H. Seaholm, E. H. Rogers and C. W. Nispel.  The musical prelude was given by Miss Ophelia Johnson, who also gave the funeral solo, "No Night There," with Mrs. Clara Mae Nash at the instrument.

The Headlight joins the numerous friends in offering tenderest sympathy to his devoted companion and other relatives.

Eagle Lake Headlight  Friday, July 21, 1944
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Morse, Margaret

Weimar Local Matters

Miss Margaret Morse, a maiden lady of about 50 years of age, sister of Mrs. W. L. Sledge, of this city committed suicide last Friday evening between 2 and 4 o'clock, by hanging herself with a pocket handkerchief from a bed post in her room. Miss Morse has been in feeble health for some time, but had evinced no evidence whatever of not being sound in mind, further than being a little sad, as was usual with her when sick. She took her breakfast and dinner on Friday at the usual hour retired to her room after dinner, as her sister thought to rest. About 4 o'clock, P.M., Mrs. Sledge concluded she would open the door to Miss Morse's room and see if she was asleep, and to her utter astonishment and horror found her dead, suspended from the bed post. The post was not over three feet from the floor. After tying the handkerchief around her neck and to the bed post, she slipped her feet under the bed and in this way the body was suspended, and this manner found cold and dead when Mrs. Sledge gave the alarm. No cause can be given for the rash act. Miss Morse has been living for some time on the Pacific coast, but came to Texas for her health as the high winds of the coast did not agree with her. The whole matter is shrouded in mystery. Her sister, Mrs. Sledge, is almost heart broken over this terrible affair.

Colorado Citizen, February 14, `1894

Morton, Charrie A.

Mrs. Charrie Morton

The death of Mrs. Charrie Morton occurred at her home about two miles north of Rock Island on Tuesday of last week and the funeral services were held at Rock Island the following day.

Mrs. Morton was born in the state of Cinnecticut[sic] on April 26th, 1857 and came to Rock Island some fourteen years ago. She was preceded to the grave by her husband about three years ago. She is survived by two children and two grandchildren all of whom live in the north.

Colorado Citizen January 22, 1925, page 1

Morton, John Jay

Prominent Rock Island Citizen Died Last Week

Rock Island, Texas, Jan. 30 – John J. Morton, age 64, died yesterday at 12 o’clock noon, and was buried at this place [Myrtle Cemetery] at 2 p.m. today. Services at the home and grave were conducted by Rev. G. S. Bailey, assisted by the friends of the family of the deceased.

Very many friends and acquaintances attended to the last and faithfully during his illness of two months.

Bro. Morton has been a resident here for several years. After some time on a farm, he tried the drug store business, but his health gradually failing, he sold out and was soon unable to leave his bed.

Many sorrowing faces passed his open casket for the last farewell, but thanks be to God, we do not expect this to be the last time we will see his face for we shall know each other over there.

Bro. Morton died a professing Christian – a member of the Episcopal Church at Waverly, Iowa. His effects showed membership of Tyrell Lodge 116 A. F. & A. M. of Waverly, Iowa.

As a man he was known by his life here. Deceased leaves a wife, Mrs. Chorrie Morton and two sons. One son Pomeroy was at his bedside to the last.

Beautiful wreaths of flowers were given by friends and interred with the corpse. Ref. G. S. Bailey, Pastor Garwood Circuit.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 8, 1919
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mosbey, Douglas L.


We take this methold in expressing our appreciation to our many friends for the kind words of sympathy and beautiful floral offering during the illness and death of our dear father. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]
Mrs. A. L. Greene
Mrs. Eva E. Westley
Mrs. H.. B. Wright
T. A. Greene

Colorado County Citizen, March 2, 1933, page 4

Mosby, Grace L.

Services for Grace L. Mosby, 72, of Columbus were held Aug. 22 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Charles Purnell officiating.

Burial followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Mosby died Aug. 18 at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1929, in Columbus, the daughter of Charlie Jr. and Mattie Lee Winn Clayborne.

Mosby was united in marriage with John G. Mosby on Oct. 28, 1946.

She was a homemaker and affiliated with St. Paul United Metodist Church in Columbus.

Mosby was preceded in death by her parents and special aunt, Mae Lillie Fields.

Survivors include her husband; daughter, Matalin L. Mosby of Austin; two sons amd daughter-in-law, John D. and Josie Mosby of Albuquerque, N.M., and Charles A. Mosby of Columbus; half-brother, Marvin Clayborne of Houston; nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Peter Ugarte, James Russell and Rudy Glenn, Bobby Moore, Sherman Carter and Darryl Fields.

Honorary pallbearers were United Methodist Men and Women, and William Henry Wright.

Henneke Funeral Home Ltd., Columbus, directors.

Banner Press Newspaper, Auigust 29. 2002

Mosby, John G.


John G. Mosby, 82, of Columbus, passed away April 24 in an Austin hospital.

He was born in Colorado County Aug. 17, 1922 to Henry and Arzella Mosby and married Grace L. Clayborne, Oct. 28, 1946. He grew up and attended school in Colorado County and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He was employed by Colorado County Precinct 1 as a truck driver for 20 years, retiring in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife.

He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, John D. and Josie Mosby of Albuquerque, N.M. and Charles A. Mosby of Columbus; daughter, Matalin L. Mosby of Austin; brother, Lloyd Mosby and wife Ruth of Columbus; grandchildren, Byron Barnes of Alleyton, George Barnes of Columbus, Sandra and Derek Mosby of Fort Worth, Krista and John Mosby of Sacramento, Calif., Michelle Mosby of Katy, Charles Jr. and Nicole Mosby of Columbus and Danion Mosby of Albuquerque, N.M.; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 28 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Charles Purnell, officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, May 4, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Mosby, Robert Winifred

Negro Youth Dies From Gasoline Burns Saturday

Robert, seven year old son of Henry Mosby, colored, died Saturday night from burns received while his folks were attempting to fill the gas tank of an automobile. Robert was holding the lantern while others were pouring gas into the tank, when an explosion took place, throwing burning gasoline over the boy.

Attempts to extinguish the flames on the boy's clothing were unsuccessful and his body was burned so badly that he succumbed during the night. [Place of interment unknown. Death certificate says Columbus.]

The boy was a pupil in the Columbus Colored School.

Colorado County Citizen, November 8, 1934

Mosig, Louise (Gerhard)

Mrs. Louise Mosig, 92, Buried Here

Graveside services were held at Masonic Cemetery here Tuesday morning for Mrs. Louise G. Mosig, 92, of Bellaire, after services at Earthmans Bellaire Chapel Monday afternoon. Mrs. Mosig was buried on the Werner August Gerhard lot. A Houston newspaper listed her survivors as two daughters, Mrs. Marie Clark of Pascagoula, Miss., and Mrs. Frances Stewart, of Bellaire; a granddaughter, Glennie Pavlin of Cleveland, Ohio; and several great-grandchildren, all of Ohio.

Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1969

Moskow, John

Another good old citizen gone, “Uncle Johnnie” Moskow, for years one of our quiet, peaceable and best German citizens, died yesterday morning at the family residence, after a brief illness. “Uncle Johnnie,” as he was familiarly known, was born in the year 1815[sic]* at Auciam, Germany, and was 78 years old his last birthday. He was the oldest citizen of Weimar, revered by all, and a friend of everybody. Quiet, peaceable, honest, industrious, he commanded the respect of one and all. He was first married in St. Louis, Mo., his second marriage taking place at Dubina eleven years ago. He leaves a wife and daughter, and one son residing in St. Louis. He was a member of the Weimar fire department, and the Masonic lodge, by which two organization he was buried yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved family. [Place of interment is unknown]

Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1894

*Tuesday was Uncle John Moskow's 75th birthday. He made a holiday of it, and celebrated it according to his custom....

Weimar Mercury, August 16, 1890, page 2

Mosley, Dorothy Jean (Scott)


Dorothy Jean Mosley, 62, of Altair passed away in her home Feb. 8.

She was born in Altair July 1, 1940 to William and Mattie Lee Booker Scott and married the Rev. James Mosley.

She is survived by her husband; son, Kenneth W. Mosley of Austin; daughters, Debbie Baines of Wharton and Debra Jones of Eagle Lake; brother, Charles Scott of Altair; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services were Feb. 15 at Wright Grove Baptist Church in Altair with the Rev. A.J. Jones officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, February 19, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Mosley, Vialda Ray


The wife of Leander Mosely(sic), local colored citizen, died Wednesday night from an intestinal illness. She recently underwent an operation for the trouble, but the ailment was too far advanced for medical treatment to help her. [Place of interment is unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 24, 1946, page 1

Mosmeyer, Margaret

Mother of Bachelor Hill Residents Buried At Hobson

Requiem High mass was held in the Catholic church at Hobson on Saturday morning, June 15, for Mrs. Margaret Mosmeyer who died the preceding Thursday after an illness of several months.

Mrs. Mosmeyer passed her ninetieth birthday in February.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Anton Schmidt, and one son, Henry Mosmeyer, both of Bachelor Hill. Another son died in World War I.

Burial was in Hobson.

Colorado County Citizen, Jan 27, 1946
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino

Mosmeyer, Mary (Frzaier)

Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. Mosmeyer

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mosmeyer were held at St. Roch's Catholic church in Mentz Tuesday morning, with interment[sic] in St. Roch's cemetery, Rev. Andrew Didner officiating. Untermeyer Bros. were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mosmeyer, who died at a Sealy hospital Sunday after an illness of 12 days, was born at Mentz on August 7, 1896, a daughter of William and Minnie Becker Frazier. A member of St. Roch's church and of the Altar society, she had spent her entire life in that community.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Mosmeyer; three daughters, Minnie, Dorothy and Madeline; two sons, Weldon and Robert, and one brother, Frank Frazier all of the Mentz community.

Active pallbearers were Dallas and Melton Frazier, Awald and Leslie Miller, R. W. Maertz, Charles Sebesta and Willie Sinsel of Mentz and Felix Trial of San Antonio.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Peikert, Robert Telschow, Royal and Oswald Henney, Oscar Glass, E. F. Hodge, Irvin Miller and Ben Glueck.

Colorado County Citizen, August 22, 1946
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino

Moss, Ernest J. Sr.

Ernest J. Moss Sr., 86 of Rock Island, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 1994 in Eagle Lake.

Born March 4, 1908, in Braymer, Caldwell County, MO, he was the son of James Alfred and Daisy (Lane) Moss. He has been a resident of Colorado County for most of his life, moving to Rock Island as a child. On April , 1928, he married Josephine Carter. Mr. Moss as a former oilfield worker.

Funeral services were held Aug. 13, at the Chapel of Dulaney Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. David Mann, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed in Myrtle Cemetery, Rock Island. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Hume Baker, Vernon Brown, Billy Mayes, Lonnie Owers, Norman Hooper and Charles Thomas.

Mr. Moss is survived by his wife of Rock Island; daughters and sons-in-law, Billie Jean and Norwin Mesecke of Richmond, Joann and Robert Buster of Edinburg, Texas, Kathryn Sue and Richard Holt of Victoria, and Betty Louise Frahm of Friendswood; sons and daughters-in-law, E. J. Jr. and Susie Moss of Columbia, Tenn., Allen Alfred Moss of Rock Island, Don Larry and Carolyn Moss of Lafayette, La., Bennie Lee Moss of Eagle Lake and Robert and Karen Moss of LaMarque; sister, Mrs. Bertha Hooper of Rock Island; 24 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son and four sisters.

Colorado County Citizen, August 17, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Moss, James Alfred

James Alfred Moss Buried Tuesday In Myrtle Cemetery

Funeral services were held in the Full Gospel church at Rock Island at 2 p.m. Tuesday for James Alfred Moss, 79, who died Sunday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Joe Van Oudekerke, in Boerne.

The body lay in state at Columbus Funeral home here until an hour before the rites. Burial was in Myrtle cemetery, Evangelist Selma Burger officiating.

Mr. Moss was born in Missouri Sept. 2, 1875. His wife died sometime ago.

Besides Mrs. Van Oudekerke, he is survived by 3 other daughters, Mrs. Ethel Box of Cowgill, Mo., Mrs. Bertha Hooper of Rock Island, and Mrs. Yvonne Baker of McAllen; and a son, E. J. Moss of Rock Island; also 2 sisters, Mrs. Lydia Walchetta of Nebraska and Mrs. Mattie Hayes of Drayman, Mo., and 2 brothers, Charles Moss of Hamilton and Amos Moss of Cowgill, Mo. Twenty-three grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren also survive.

His grandsons were pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, July 22, 1954

Motl, Bertha T. (Schertz)

Bertha Motl

Mrs. Bertha Schertz Motl of Frelsburg died April 17 at her residence in Frelsburg, where she had resided for the past 61 years.

The deceased had been a resident of the Frelsburg community most of her life: She was born in Frelsburg, October 7, 1899 to her parents the late Mr. John Schertz and Mathilda (Minar) Schertz. She was married to the late Theo Mod who died March 2, 1973.

She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Altar Society and the Catholic Church.

Funeral services were held April 19th, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Frelsburg, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Interment was at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Fr. Werner Bockholt officiated the service.

The deceased is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Joe Henneke of Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were, Loran Nawara, Frank Moellenberndt, Edward Lee Schertz, Ben Schroeder, Wilfred Meyer, Greg Busselman.

Colorado County Citizen, April 26, 1984, page 2

Motl, Dan Raymond

Infant Dies

Dan Raymond, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Motl of near Frelsburg, died Monday, Sept. 12th, and burial took place at the Catholic [Sts. Peter and Paul] Cemetery in Frelsburg the following day.

Our deep sympathy is extended to the sorrowing parents in the loss of their first born.

Colorado County Citizen, September 22, 1932

Motl, Jesse Joseph

From our files by Dianna Foster
50 years ago, Nov. 22, 1945

The death of Jesse Joe Motl, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo Motl of Frelsburg, was caused from choking during an attack of bronchitis. The little boy had been confined to bed with a cold for serveral days.

Colorado County Citizen, November 22, 1995, page 16A

Motl, Joseph

Aged Frelsburg Resident Passes

Joseph Motl, one of the earliest settlers in the Frelsburg section, died at his home last Sunday at the age of 79 years.

Funeral services were held at 10 o’clock Monday morning, Rev. Klobuck of Frenstat officiating, and interment made in the Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Motl was one of the substantial farmers of the Frelsburg community and was highly respected by all.

Colorado Citizen, Thursday, May 27, 1926
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Motl, Theodore Joseph

Theodore Motl

Theodore Joseph Motl, 83, a retired farmer and rancher of the New Ulm area, died in Columbus Hospital March 2 after being hospitalized 2 days.

A lifetime resident of the Frelsburg-New Ulm area, he was born Aug. 10, 1890, a son of Joseph and Gertrude Motl. He was married to Bertha Schertz in 1919 and he attended the Catholic church.

Parish Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Altar Society Rosary was recited at 7:45 p.m.

Last rites were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Henneke Funeral Home with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated at the services.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Motl of Frelsburg; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Henneke of Frelsburg; one sister, Mrs. Annie Minar of Columbus; and 3 grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Paul Dornak, Henry Dornak, Ben Schroeder, Leeroy Meyer, Harry Luedecke and Joe Mickusch.

Colorado County Citizen, March 8, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Movan, Eudice “Johnny”


Eudice "Johnny" Movan, 79, of New Ulm, passed away Oct. 24 at Triumph Hospital in Sugar Land.

He was born in Robeline, La., June 15, 1927 to Hosea Morvan Sr. and Virginia (O'Con) Morvan and married Madeline Coufal Aug. 14, 1962. He was retired from the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Shirley Schwartz and Theresa O'Con; and brothers, Fred Morvan and R.J. Movan.

He is survived by his wife; son and daughter-in-law, Gus and Deborah Kautz of New Ulm; grandson, Timothy Kautz of Baytown; sisters, Jean Caldwell and Penney French of Robeline, La., Charlotte Alford and Sarah McIntyre of Shreveport, La. And Judy Meador of Diana; and brothers, Buddy Morvan of Shreveport, La. and Dannie Morvan of Diana.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 29 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Fr. Wayne Flagg and the Rev. Gary Henneke officiating. Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Ray Egerton, F.J. Hoffman, John Jones, Tracy Kollmann, Clayton Wallin and Tim Kautz.

Colorado County Citizen, November 1, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Movan, Madeline (Coufal)


Madeline C. Movan, 88, of New Ulm passed away Friday, May 9 at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

She was born June 18, 1919 to Alvin H Coufal and Adele Menking in Haw Creek. On Aug. 14, 1962 she married Eudice J. Movan. She was a retired lens crafter for Texas State Optical. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Lester Coufal.

She is survived by her son, Gus Kautz and wife Deborah of New Ulm; sister, Isabela Sommerlatte of Brenham; sisters-in-law, Earline Coufal of La Grange and Gloria Krause of New Ulm; brother Alvin H. Coufal of Willow Springs, and grandson Tim Kautz of Baytown.

Graveside services took place Tuesday, May 13 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Frelsburg with Father Wayne Flagg and Pastor Gary Henneke officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, May 14, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Mozisek, Frances (Juracek)

Final Rites for Mrs. Mozisek, 82, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Mozisek, 82, for 81 years a resident of Weimar area, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church last Saturday.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated

Mrs. Mozisek died Wednesday night, June 15, in Weimar Hospital, after an illness of 8 months.

Born in Moravia, Europe, she was the daughter of Frank and Opalina Billeck Juracek, who emigrated to this area when she was 9 months old.

She was married in 1892 to J. L. Mozisek, who died in an automobile accident in 1940.

Mrs. Mozisek was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Christian Mothers society.

Surviving her are a daughter, Miss Frances Mozisek, a son, J. R. Mozisek, and two grandsons, John Charles and Henry Insall Mozisek, all of Weimar; a brother, Charles Jurasek of Louise; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Stavinoha of Louise and Mrs. Julia Peters of Hahn; and one step-brother, Rudolf Holub of El Campo.

Pallbearers were John Charles and Henry Mozisek, Emil Polasek, W. T. Brooks, Arnold Mozisek and Emil Gepner.

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1955, page 1




Mozisek, Henri Ruby (Insall)

Funeral For Ruby Mozisek Held Dec. 12

Funeral services for Henri Ruby Insall Mozisek, 91, of Weimar were held Wednesday, Dec. 12, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Jerry Adkins officiated.

Mrs. Mozisek died at 2:15 a.m. Dec 10, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home of cardiopulmonary arrest.

Born Feb. 3, 1899, in Weimar, she was a daughter of Henry and Victoria (Fountain) Insall. She graduated from Weimar High School and was married on Aug. 10, 1934, to John R. Mozisek who preceded her in death. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are here two sons, Henry Insall Mozisek of Weimar and John Charles Mozisek of Villa Park, Ill. and a granddaughter, Jennifer.

Serving as pallbearers were Robert Gall, Davis Gindler, Robert Moore, Ed Rabel, Daniel Ulbricht and Norbert Zatopek.

The Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1991
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Mozisek, Joe E.

Joe Mozishek[sic], a young man of this city, who had been working for Mr. Nitschmann, the saddler, died last Sunday and was buried the following day in the Catholic cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1896, page 2

Mozisek, John L.

Final Rites are Held Friday for John L. Mozisek

Funeral services for John L. Mozisek, 68, retired Weimar business man and life-time resident here whose death occurred at the family home Thursday from injuries suffered in an automobile accident one mile west of Schulenburg Monday, were held Friday morning at 9:30 from the family (residence), with services at St. Michael's Church conducted by Msgr. J. J. Szymanski. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Mozisek was a native of Austria where he was born Feb. 18, 1872, coming to this area at the age of nine months, along with his parents. On Nov. 9, 1892, he was united in marriage to Miss Frances Jurasek, who survives. During his life he had for many years served as a wheelwright here and was also associated for many years as a public weigher. He was well known throughout the entire Weimar area and his passing comes as a distinct shock to his many friends.

Survivors include, in addition to his widow: a son, John R. Mozisek of Weimar; a daughter, Frances, also of Weimar; two brothers, Rudolph of Weimar and Henry of El Campo and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Martinets of El Campo.

Pallbearers included John Janak, Emil Fahrenthold, Ignac Trendy, Ed Rabel, Chas. Kalous and Steve Kasper. Family members named as honorary pallbearers all friends of the deceased.

Here to attend the final rites were the following out-of-town guests: Mrs. J. H. Montgomery and son, Jack of Junction, Texas; F. Insall and wife, R. E. Insall and Henry Insall, of Bay City; Mrs. Rex Thorne of Luling; Mrs. John Kunetka, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Hoegemeyer, Emil Rabel, Edgar Litzmann and Harvey Lee, all of Columbus; Frank Marek and sons, Frank, Jr. and Edmund, Henry Marek, John, Rudolph and Jerry Stanislav, Joe Stanislav and family, Mrs. Jerry Opela, John Gerik and wife, Mrs. Jerome Janak, all of West, Texas; Mrs. John Valigura and daughter, Bernice; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Valigura, Joe Labay and sons, Henry Labay and wife, Ed Labay and wife, John Darlik and family, all of Garwood; Hy. Mozisek and family, Thomas Martinets and family, Mrs. Chas. Osina and son, George; John Holub, Sr., John Holub, Jr., and family, Rudolph Holub and family and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Jurasek.

The Mercury publisher joins others in extending sincere sympathy to bereaved family members and relatives.

Weimar Mercury, February 16, 1940
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Mozisek, Josef F.

El Campo Citizen:
The remains of Jos. F. Mozisek of Taiton were shipped to Weimar Tuesday, where they were interred at that place [St. Michael’s Cemetery]. Mr. Mozisek died suddenly Sunday evening between 8 and 9 o’clock, at the home of his son, Henry Mozisek. The cause of his death is unknown. At the time he was 73 years of age. His wife was away at the time attending the funeral of a sister in West, Texas.

Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1908, page 1

Mozisek, Louise E. (Kossa)

Funeral for Mrs. Mozisek Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolf (Louise) Mozisek, 87, of Weimar were held Sunday, Sept. 11, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Father Daniel O’Brien officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mozisek died of a stroke Friday afternoon in Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 13 days.

The former Louise Kossa, she was born Dec. 23, 1889, at Ammannsville and was married to Mr. Mozisek on May 6, 1912. He died in 1962. Mrs. Mozisek is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Stella Gieptner of Weimar; two sons, Leo H. Mozisek of San Francisco and Arnold Mozisek of Dallas, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Joe Adamcik, John Hajovsky, Fred Grohmann, Harold Bippus, Werner Stavinoha and Henry Mozisek.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1977
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Mozisek, Rudolf M.

Funeral Services For Rud. Mozisek, 82, Held Monday

Funeral services for Rudolf M. Mozisek, 82, a lifelong resident of Weimar and a member of the fire department 60 of those years, were held Monday at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Mozisek died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, January 20, in Youens Hospital, where he had been confined the past two weeks.

Born here Dec. 5, 1879, he was the son of Joe and Theresa Mozisek. As a young man he wasa[sic] a blacksmith and wheelwright, but for the past 40 years he had been a farmer. Until his last illness he was still farming, though limited somewhat by failing health. He married Miss Louisa Kossa here on May 6, 1912, and they lived here until moving to their farm in 1928. Mr. Mozisek was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the SPJST lodge. He joined the fire department in 1902 and was a member of a racing team that won many honors for the department. He had been on the honorary list more than 30 years.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two sons, Leo, who lives in California, and Arnold of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Emil Gieptner of Houston; three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter (a granddaughter of the Gieptners) who was born the day of his funeral.

The full membership of the fire department attended Mr. Mozisek’s funeral with these firemen serving as pallbearers: Edwin Peter, Wilbur Grohmann, Chas. F. Kalous, Oscar Brandt, Alfred J. Kainer, and Eddie Anders.

Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1962, pages 1 and 10

Mozisek, Theresa/Terezie

Old Time Weimarite Dies at El Campo

News was received here the first of the week telling of the death of Mrs. Theresa Mozisek, former resident of our city and mother of Messrs. John L. and Rudolf Mozisek, well known business men of Weimar. Her death occurred Sunday night at the home of her son, Henry Mozisek, with whom she had made her home for the past eighteen or nineteen years. The remains were prepared for burial and brought to the home of Mr. John Mozisek here Tuesday. Funeral services were held at St. Michaels church with interment in the St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, Wednesday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. The funeral was largely attended.

Mrs. Mozisek was born in Austria in 1843, and was about eighty-five and one half years old at the time of her death. She and her husband came to this country some fifty-seven years ago, and both spent practically the remainder of their lives in and near Weimar. With the death of the husband some twenty years ago, Mrs. Mozisek moved to El Campo to make her home with her son, Henry.

To Mr. and Mrs. Mozisek were born eight children, four of whom – three sons and one daughter died some years ago. The four surviving children are Mrs. Theresa Martinez and Mr. Henry Mozisek of El Campo, Messrs John L. and Rudolf Mozisek of this city.

Mrs. Mozisek during her long residence in Weimar ever proved herself a dutiful, good wife and mother, a kind friend and neighbor, and was highly regarded by ll. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, February 22, 1929
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mrazek, August

Last Rites for August Mrazek, 68, Set Today

Funeral services for August L. Mrazek, 68-year-old retired farmer were set for 3 o'clock this Thursday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the local Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Wolff, Lutheran minister of Columbus is to officiate.

Mr. Mrazek, an almost lifelong resident of the Weimar area, died at 2 .m Tuesday at his home in Columbus, where he had lived the past three years. He had been in poor health about three years and had been seriously ill for five months.

Born Feb. 12, 1889, at Holman, he was the son of Charles and Mary Mrazek . Except for one year when he farmed near Sherman, Texas, he lived in this area until moving to Columbus. He married Miss Frieda Breithaupt here Feb. 28, 1921.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mrs. Frieda Mrazek of Columbus, are four sons, Willie C. of Weimar, Ben of Columbus, Leon of El Paso and Pvt. Lonnie Roy Mrazek of Ft. Knox, Ky.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy (Joe) Wegenhoft of Columbus and Mrs. Gladys (Alfred) Kunz of Weimar; six grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Ida Kuehn of La Grange, Mrs. Annie Higgins of Dorchester, Mrs. Christina Miller of Inglewood, Calif., and Mrs. Hattie Cramer of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, October 4, 1957
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mrazek, Bennie C.

Funeral for Bennie Mrazek Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Bennie C.. Mrazek, 64, of Weimar were held Tuesday, April 5, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Pastor Robert E. Schlortt officiated.

Mrazek, a World War II veteran, died Saturday, April 2, at his home.

Born here Dec. 23,1923 he was a son of August and Frieda (Breithaupt) Mrazek. He served in the Army from March 6, 1943, until Jan. 13,1946. He was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad and lived at Waelder and Del Rio before returning to Weimar. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion posts here.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Frieda Mrazek of Weimar; two brothers, Leon (Jiggs) Mrazek of Kingsbury and Lonnie Mrazek of Boling; and a sister, Dorothy Wegenhoft of Columbus. His father, a brother, Willie Mrazek, and a sister, Gladys Kunz, preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Maurice Kasper, Leo Guenther, Bennie Koehn, Louis Menis, Leo Kunz, and Gene Anders. Named honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Mazoch, L. F. Vacek, Jim Heger, Walter Vornsand, Fritz Keilers, Emil Dusek, Andy Kruppa and Walter Scott.

Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1988, page 6

Mrazek, Charles

Editor Mrazek Died AT Kerrville On Tuesday

Bright Young Editor Of The Colorado Citizen Buried At Schulenburg Yesterday Afternoon
Mr. Chas. Mrazek of Columbus, the popular and able young editor of the Colorado Citizen, died at 9 o’clock Tuesday morning at Kerrville, where he had been taken in the hope that the change of climate would restore him to health.

The remains were shipped to his former home at Schulenburg where the funeral was held from the home of his mother at four o’clock Thursday afternoon.

Editor Mrazek had been in ill health for some months past, and went to Kerrville only a few weeks ago, but the dread disease had made too great an inroad upon his already frail constitution, and death came to him as a relief from his sufferings on Tuesday morning.

Charlie was well known to many of the people of Eagle Lake and this section. He was for seven years connected with the Headlight, and from here moved to Garwood where he established a newspaper of his own, the Garwood Express, which he successfully conducted for several years. While at Garwood he was married to Miss bertha Frnka of that place, who, with their little son, “Senator,” survives him. While at Garwood he purchased the Colorado Citizen plant at Columbus and moved to that city, where he has published the Citizen for the past three years.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 16, 1919
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mrazek, Frieda Henrietta (Breithaupt)

Frieda Henrietta Mrazek of the Columbus-Weimar area died Monday, July 8, in a Seguin nursing home at the age of 87.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home with Robert Schlortt officiating. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Born in Holman to William and Frieda Wienken Briethaupt, she attended the Wildwood School. She married August J. Mrazek in 1921 in Weimar. He preceded her in death in 1958.

She was a member of the New Bielau Hermann Sons Lodge No. 205 and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus. She had lived 50 years in Weimer and 35 years in Columbus before moving to Seguin.

Survivors include her children, Leon A. "Jiggs" Mrazek of Kingsbury and Lonnie R. Mrazek of Boling; sisters, Meta Hollek, Elenora Taylor, Henrietta Stechy, Hilda Brandt and Olga Kosler of Weimar, Phala Fuller of Duncan and Viola Zabransky of Houston; one brother, Weald Briethaupt of Eagle Lake; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, two daughters, one granddaughter, one grandson and three brothers.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Rodney Mrazek, Russell Mrazek, Leonard Kunz, Timothy Mrazek, Bruce Kunz and William Wegenhoft.

Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, Friday, July 12, 1991
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Mrazek, Mary

Burned to Death

A horrible accident occurred in this city Wednesday near the noon hour, as a result of which Mary Mrazek, a servant girl, 17 years old, employed at the home of Druggist E. R. Willenburg, was burned so severely she died the following day at 1 o'clock, after enduring agonies of pain. The girl was ironing, and in passing a furnace, her clothes caught on fire. She did not know of it until they were in a blaze, when she endeavored to beat then out, failing in which she ran out of doors in the high wind then prevailing, thence up the street to Louterstein's residence, passing around same to the kitchen, where she fell and lay there for several seconds with her clothes in a blaze ere help arrived. As soon as possible, neighbors arrived and by quick work succeeded in putting out the flames, but not until they had burned the poor girls almost from head to foot. Everything possible was done to alleviate the sufferings of the poor creature, but the burns were of such a frightful character that no hope was held out for her recovery. The accident was a frightful one, and caused a shudder of horror to run through the city. The poor girl's remains were laid to rest today (Friday). [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

The Weimar Mercury, January 16, 1904
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Mrazek, Willie Charles

Willie Mrazek Funeral Held Here Feb. 25

Funeral services for Willie Charles Mrazek, 54, of Columbus were held February 25, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. L. G. Wehman officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery with a military service.

Mr. Mrazek died Feb 23 at Veterans Hospital in Houston after a long illness.

Born here Sept. 7, 1921, he was a son of August Joe and Frieda (Breithaupt) Mrazek. Before retiring he had been a brick mason employed by Norbert Stech. He had lived at Columbus the past two years.

A veteran of World War II, he served three years in the Pacific area He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and Hermann Sons Lodge.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Frieda Mrazek of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Joe Wegenhoft of Columbus; three brothers, Ben of Del Rio, Leon of Kingsbury and Lonnie of New Gulf; three nieces and eight nephews. His only child, Patti Diane, died in an automobile accident five years ago.

Pallbearers were Robert Dunn, Eugene Anders, Edgar “Buddy” Vornsand, Frankie Kainer, Alvin Prause and Fritz Kurtz.

Weimar Mercury, March 11, 1976

Mrkwa, Willie Lawrence

Man Killed, Wife Injured In Car Wreck.

A Columbus man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a two vehicle accident on F. M. 109 Wednesday night.

Willie Lawrence Mrkwa, 63, was taken by ambulance to Columbus Community Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival at 7:15 p.m. by Justice of the Peace M. M. Jones.

Mary Mrkwa, 59, was rushed to Columbus Community Hospital in critical condition with severe head and internal injuries. She was life-flighted to Hermann Hospital in Houston where she remained in critical condition Monday.

The collision occurred about 1.9 miles north of Columbus on F. M. 109 Wednesday at 6.05 p.m., when Mrkwa rammed his 1980 Chevrolet into a tractor blocking the road. The truck tractor, driven by Earl Robert of Columbus, was making a u-turn, from the northbound lane into the south lane when Mrkwa apparently bran his northbound car under the trailer of the truck according to the DPS.

Funeral services for Mrkwa were conducted Saturday morning at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Father Arnold Anders officiated.

Interment was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Mrkwa was born June 5, 1917, in the Bushy Community, the son of John W. and Annie Moeller Mrkwa.

He married Mary Elizabeth Shertz[sic] on Dec. 2, 1941. At the time of his death Mrkwa was a retired farmer.

He was a member of the Catholic church and the Americans Veteran Association. Mrkwa also served in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Mrkwa of Bushy, three daughters, Linda Nierlich of Deer Park, Janet Bradley of Deer Park and Rita Juergens of Rockdale; one son, Eugene Mrkwa of East Bernard; a sister, Mary Halfmann of Frelsburg; two brother, Henry Mrkwa of Brushy and August Mrkwa of Columbus; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Dalton Holman, Gil Wilson, Lucina Lacourse, Irvin Ullmann, Alois Zientek, Eddie Russell, Donnie Braden, Henry Mazock Sr., Sylvester Drymalla, Henry Mazoch Jr., Joe Hayek and John Brown.

Colorado County Citizen, December 31, 1981, pages 1 and 2

Mucala, Vladimir Joseph

Final Rites for V. J. Mucala, 61, Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Vladimir Jos. Mucala, 61, lifelong resident of Oakland, were held Wednesday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. Interment was in City Cemetery.

Mr. Mucala had become ill August 31, had since rallied briefly but then took a turn for the worse and died Monday afternoon at his home.

Born December 6, 1888, near Oakland, the son of Martin and Anna Valchar Mucala, he attended the school there and was baptized at the Church of Vsetin. He married Miss Rosa Juenger Nov. 16, 1915.

The couple had no children. His only survivors are his widow and one sister, Miss Vlasta Mucala of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1950, page 1

Muckleroy, E.

Halletsville, Nov. 23.--Mrs. E. Muckleroy, relict of Jim Muckleroy, who for many years resided on her farm about six miles east of this place was found dead in her residence, where she resided alone. There were negro tenants on the farm.

S. J. Townsend, justice of the peace, held an inquest and decided that her death resulted from natural causes. She had evidently been dead several days.

She has only one child, a married daughter, Mrs. May Reaves, who resides in Karnes county, and who has been notified of her mother’s death.

Weimar Mercury, December 1, 1906

Muckleroy, Mike

News Special, Terrell, Tex., July 28.--Mr. Mike Muckleroy, an old citizen, died here last night. He was born in Franklin county, Tenn., September 27, 1808, came to Texas in 1840 and located in Colorado county, near Frelsburg, making fifty-five crops on one piece of ground. He was a great admirer of the Galveston News, being its oldest subscriber. On the souvenirs sent out last January by the news to its old subscribers his likeness occupied the first place in the Texas star. He moved to Kaufman county last October and was baptized the following April, being the oldest member ever taken into the Baptist church here. [Interment in Muckleroy cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, August 1, 1896, page 2

Muckleroy, William H.

DEATH of W. H. MUCKLEROY.--The sad news was received here last Saturday night that Mr. W. H. Muckleroy, formerly of this county, now of Polk, was killed in the Greer saloon at 10 o’clock Saturday night by J. M. and W. M. Greer, also at one time of Colorado county, at the town of Livingston, Polk county. News of the particulars were anxiously inquired for by many friends of deceased in this city. Monday it was learned that the fracas was caused by one of the Greer boys refusing to drink with Mr. Muckleroy, whereupon he drew his pistol and fired upon him and both the Greers fired at him, sixteen shots being discharged, five by Muckleroy. His body was struck five times, three of which were mortal wounds. The coroner’s jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death from pistol shot wounds, inflicted in self-defence, by J. M. and W. M. Greer. To his aged and respected parents living in this county and to Mrs. Campbell and her daughter, of this city--to all of whom “Dick,” as he was familiarly called, was gentleness and kindness personified--the sad news came with crushing sorrow. He was naturally a genial, kind-hearted young man, esteemed by many friends. His body passed through Columbus last Tuesday,to be interred at the old family residence.

Colorado Citizen, December 3, 1885


Browse Muehr Obits

Mueller, Barbara Faye (Cox)


Barbara Faye Mueller, 76, of Columbus, passed away July 4 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

She was born Oct. 1, 1929 to Anthony Marcus Cox and Lela Kuykendall Cox and worked as a hotel clerk at Holiday Inn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Jim Davis Mueller; and sister, Verlie Earlene Young.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jessie K. and Dickie Pate, of Fort Worth and Sheri B. and Jack Rosinski Jr., of Bellville; sons, Robert Dale Mueller and Richard Lee Mueller, of Austin and Charles Anthony Mueller, Terry Len Mueller and Billy Don Mueller, of Columbus; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were July 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment followed at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Pallbearers were Tom Rau, Billy Joe Schindler, Herman Brune, Mike Arnold, David Zajicek and Chris Gerik.

Colorado County Citizen, July 12, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Mueller, Emelie (Sachs) Emilie?

Death of Mr. Sachs' Mother

Mrs. Emelie Mueller, mother of our townsman, Mr. H. P. Sachs, died Dec. 26 at the house of her daughter, Mrs. C. Kaelke, near Schulenburg, after a two months' illness. The remains were brought here and laid to rest in the Sachs family burial plot [Weimar Masonic Cemetery] the following day, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiating in a touching burial service. Despite the inclement weather, quite a large crowd of relatives and sympathizing friends were present to pay the last tribute of respect.

Mrs. Mueller was born on Dec. 12, 1842, in Hartmannsdorf, Germany. At the age of 19 years she was married to Mr. Karl Sachs, who died of pneumonia some seven years later &endash; in the year 1870. She was married again to Mr. Edmund Mueller. In the year 1883 she, with her husband and two children, came to America. In 1892 her second husband died, and since that time she lived with her daughter, Mrs. C. Kaelke, in the Schulenburg-Hallettsville section. Her age at time of death was 84 years and 14 days.

Mrs. Mueller was a remarkably well preserved woman. She had never used glasses, and was never ill in her life up to two months preceding her death. She was of cheerful disposition, a kind, loving, devoted mother, one whom neighbors and all were glad to call friend and her death has caused genuine sorrow in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones in the loss of a beloved mother.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1927
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mueller, George "Doc"

Heart Attack Fatal For Sheriff Mueller

George "Doc" Mueller, four months into his fourth term as sheriff of Colorado County, died of a heart attack at 6:10 p.m. Friday, May 1. He was 57.

The sheriff was having a meeting with Chief Deputy Jim Broussard and Deputy Ike Etheridge in his office when he was stricken. He was rushed to Columbus Community Hospital where unsuccessful attempts were made for 45 minutes to revive him.

Appointment Monday

Deputy Broussard is serving as acting sheriff until commissioners court appoints a successor to Sheriff Mueller, which will likely be at the court's next regular meeting, Monday, May 11.

The person appointed will serve until the next general election, in November 1982, at which time the voters will choose a sheriff to serve the remainder of Sheriff Mueller's term, or until Jan. 1, 1985.

Funeral May 4

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, May 4, from St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated, assisted by Father Arnold Anders of Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were John Hajovsky and John F. Heger of Weimar, Leroy Stein of Columbus, Herbert Niemeyer and John Ginn of Schulenburg, and Earl Rodgers of Eagle Lake.

Around a hundred officers from a wide area of South Central Texas attended the services, forming an honor guard. They were named honorary pallbearers.

Sheriff Mueller was a lifelong resident of Weimar. Born February 21, 1924, he was the son of Henry and Mary (Kloesel) Mueller. He married Vlasta "Shorty" Evanicky of the Frelsburg area on January 14, 1963.

Officer Since 1956

His career in law enforcement began in 1956, when he was elected constable here. He resigned that job in 1964 to run for sheriff against Sheriff J. O. Walker and was unsuccessful, but Walker appointed him as a deputy. He resigned that job in 1968 to make the race for sheriff again and was successful. He took office on Jan 1, 1969, and won re-election in 1972, 1976, and 1980, each time with almost total support from the Weimar and Oakland Precincts.

He was a member of the Weimar Fire Department, Woodmen of the World, Hermann Sons, Weimar Lions Club, and Weimar and Columbus Chambers of Commerce, and was on the Criminal Justice Advisory Committee of the 13-county Houston-Galveston Area Council.

The sheriff's only survivors are his wife "Shorty" and two nieces. A sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Crossland, preceded him in death.

Expresses Thanks

The sheriff's office issued this statement this week: "Mrs. Mueller has asked that her feeling of gratitude be relayed to all peace officers in local and surround areas, to the Weimar firemen for their participation in the funeral services, and to the distinguished bank officials who were pallbearers. She also wants to express special gratitude to Justice of the Peace Mary Ordner of Frelsburg for operating the dispatching office during the funeral, allowing all the sheriff's employees to attend. Special thanks go also to the Department of Public Safety and the Eagle Lake, Weimar and Columbus police departments, who furnished offices on call to allow law enforcement coverage during the funeral. Chief Deputy Broussard and the entire Sheriff's Department join Mrs. Mueller in thinking everyone for their kind consideration and cooperation with the sheriff's office throughout the past few days."

Weimar Mercury, May 7, 1981

Mueller, Mary (Kloesel)

Final Rites for Mrs. M. Mueller, 62, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mueller, 62, were held Saturday morning at Hubbard's Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Msgr. A. F. Drozd, Rev. Thomas Flanagan and Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan officiated.

Mrs. Mueller who had been making her home with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George "Doc" Mueller, the past six months, died at __a.m., Friday, June 5,in Youens Hospital, of cancer. She had had an operation last December.

Born Aug. 27,1896, near Holman, she was the daughter of Alois and Maria Schmidt.[See note] She was married to Henry Mueller in 1920, and they lived here for awhile, then moving to High Hill and to Garwood before returning here. Mr. Mueller died several years ago, and Mrs. Mueller had been living near Gonzales until moving to her son's home here. Her daughter, Elizabeth, preceded her in death four years ago.

Survivors in addition to Mr. Mueller here are two granddaughters, Miss Catherine Mudd and Miss Elizabeth Ollre, both of Gonzales; a sister, Mrs. Sophie Rudolf of Schulenburg, and a step-sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Potter of California.

Pallbearers for the services were H. H. Seifert, Ray Seifert, Oscar Brandt, Frankie Mueller, Roman Polach and Robert Wick.

[Note: It has been called to my attentiion that while Mary Mueller is shown as "Doc" Mueller's mother, in his obit she is listed as Mary (Kloesel) Mueller and in her obit as the daughter of Alois and Maria Schmidt. In the Fayette County Marriage records Henry J. Mueller married Mary Kloesel August 23, 1920 On May 31, 1892 there is a marriage license listed for Alyse Kloesel and Mary Schmidt It seems reasonable to assume that the name Kloesel was omitted in Mary Mueller's obit DA]

Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1959

Muenster, Elmer J.

Elmer Muenster Funeral Services Held Nov. 13

Elmer J. Muenster, 68, of Hallettsville, died Nov. 10 in Hallettsville. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 13 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Elmer was born July 6, 1938 in Schulenburg to Frank and Frances (Stanzel) Muenster.

He. married Earlene (Melnar) Muenster on Oct. 4, 1964 in High Hill.

Mr. Muenster was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a resident of Hallettsville his whole life.

Elmer worked at M-G Egg Division for 35 years. He enjoyed fishing and barbecuing.

He is survived by his wife, Earlene Muenster of Hallettsville; daughter, Rhonda Maywald and husband Chad of Austin; son, Rodney Muenster of Austin; and mother-in-law, Frances Melnar of Hallettsville.

He is also survived by his siblings, Rosie Dieringer of Schulenburg, Dorothy Vanicek of Weimar, Florine Torres of Weimar, and Harriet Kocurek of Houston; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Frances Muenster; and father-in-law, Emil Melnar.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Thomas Kocurek, Michael Kocurek, Donald Vanicek, Darrin Holub and Steven Lambert; and cousin, David Melnar.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, November 23, 2006

Mullin, Albert Farley

Former Oakland Citizen Buried Here Sunday

Mr. Albert Farley Mullin aged 40, son of the late Postmaster, John Halbert Mullin of Oakland was killed in an airplane accident Friday afternoon in San Antonio and the remains were brought to this city Sunday afternoon for interment in the family lot. . . . . . . . .[Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] A number of relatives and friends from San Antonio, Houston, Columbus, Oakland and other points were present.

Albert Mullin was a native of Oakland and earlier in his life was known to many of our citizens. He had been a resident of San Antonio for a number of years and was employed in a responsible position by the San Antonio Water Supply Company.

A short while age he purchased an airplane and had succeeded in learning to pilot same. He contemplated surprising his aged mother, who lives in Houston, with a visit in his plane on Thanksgiving Day. Friday afternoon late, in company with a friend, David Vasbinder, at Stinson Field and while about 300 feet from earth his plane went into a tailspin, as it is called, he was unable to right same and the heavy machine crashed to earth, caught fire, and both men were practically burned to a crisp before the fire could be extinguished.

Mr. Mullin is survived by his mother, Mrs. M. A. Mullin, four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, Mrs. Effie Johnson and Mrs. Alice Bryan of Houston, Mrs. Myrtle Hutchins of Galveston and one brother, T. H. Mullin of Fresno Calif.

The writer knew Mr. Mullin quite well in his earlier days and regarded him a bright, fine young man. He had succeeded well in San Antonio and had won the trust and confidence of his employer to a marked degree. We know his death is deeply and sincerely regretted by all. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 28, 1924
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Mullin, John Halbert

Oakland Newsy Notes

Sadness has been cast over our place and homes in the death of Mr. John H. Mullin, one of Oakland’s most amiable citizens. Surrounded by a most devoted wife, children and friends he breathed his last at 8:55 p. m. on the 30th ult. Mr. John H. Mullin was born in Madison county, Miss., December 2, 1832. He came to Texas in 1853, and to Oakland, Colorado county, Texas, in 1866, soon after the close of the late war, and has been a resident of this place thirty years. He married Miss M. A. Farley at La Grange, Texas, October 19, 1870. Nine children blessed this union, six of whom survive him. One brother and sister, Mr. T. Q. Mullin of Colorado City, Texas, and Mrs.. Bettie Johnston of Pennsylvania, live to mourn their brother. In April, 1862, he volunteered for service under thee call on the state of Texas for 15,000 volunteers, and served throughout the late war. Was sergeant in Capt. R. V. Cook’s company, Co. D. 21st Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the battle of Sabine Pass—assisted September 8, 1863, in the capture of the "Sachem," and was in other battles during that year along the Louisiana-Texas line, including them on the Culacsu, [sic] assisting in capturing two federal gunboats. He was one of the first members of Shropshire-Upton camp, and took great pride in the annual reunions. As a business man, in the fall of 1866 he joined Mr. R. Van Wagner [this was the partnership of which Joe H. Andrews had been a member (EMS)] here and remained in his store for seven years, after which he and Mr. J. C. Kindred did business in Oakland as partners for several years. Was made justice of this precinct in 1877, and after filling an unexpired term he was elected by the people. Was appointed postmaster of this place in May, 1882 and held the same until the day of his death. He was a consistent member of the Baptist church, associating himself when he was twenty years of age, and was a zealous worker [in] church and Sunday school work. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, No. 258, and was buried with Masonic honors October 2, his remains being followed by a host of sorrowing relatives and friends to the Odd Fellows’ cemetery and there laid to rest.

Colorado Citizen, October 8, 1896
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Mullin, Mary Alice (Farley)


Mrs. Mullin, widow of the late Postmaster John H. Mullin of Oakland, died in Houston Wednesday morning, aged between 80 and 85 years. The remains will be brought to Weimar on the noon train today (Thursday), and interment will take place in the Weimar cemetery at 2:15 same afternoon.

We hope to have a more complete report of her death and funeral in our next issue.

Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1932, page 1


Those of Oakland who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Alice Mullin in Weimar last week were Mrs. Ida Bock. Mrs. W. D. Obenhaus, Mrs. I. A. Strunk, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Calhoun, Misses Chrissie Bock and Mattie M. Calhoun. Messrs. Ernest Strunk. J. O. Cherry. T. A. Crisp, Willis VanWagner, John Woytek and Simpson Hughes. Mrs. Mullin was a resident of Oakland for many years, and raised her children here. Her husband, Mr. John H. Mullin, preceded her to the grave many years ago. She moved to Houston several years ago and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Lou Johnson. Mrs. Mullin was a splendid woman and had a number of friends here, who mourn her death. She leaves four children--Mrs. Lizzie Lou Johnson, Mrs. Alice ____ of Houston, Mrs. John Hutchins of Galveston, and Mr. T. H. Mullin of California. She was 85 years old, and had been confined to her bed for several months. We extend our sincere sympathy to her children and may they so live that they will meet her in that home where there will be no more good-byes!

Weimar Mercury, July 29, 1932, page 8

Mullins, Frank

Frank Mullins, a well known negro citizen of this place, died of consumption last week, and was buried Friday under the auspices of he colored lodge of Knights of Pythias, of which he was a member. [Place of interment unknown, probably Paradise Gardens)

Weimar Mercury, January 8, 1909, page 4

Mullin, unnamed boy

Judge J. H. Mullins' little infant son was taken sick Thursday at 10 a. m.  All that medical skill could do in so short a time was brought to bear upon his case, but to no purpose.  The sweet little sufferer died at 1:45 a.m., Friday, and was interred in Clear Creek cemetery at 4. p. m., same day.  The services at the grave were conducted by the Rev. M. Rowland.  The entire community extend the hand of sympathy to the bereaved parents. Christ has said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God."  How sad and yet how consoling it was to hear the heart broken father say at the grave of his loved on:  "Farewell, my baby boy, but not forever; we shall meet again on the other shore, and I know we shall know each other there.

Colorado Citizen, October 12, 1882
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Munke, Agnes (Lueders)

Mrs. Agnes Munke, 95, Buried Here Last Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Munke of Glidden, 95, were held at Columbus Funeral Home last Thursday, March 31, with burial in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery here.

Rev. G. Wolf of Columbus officiated.

Mrs. Munke died March 30 in Columbus Hospital. She had been an invalid since breaking her hip in a fall last year. She had lived with one of her daughters, Mrs. Oscar Kuhn at Glidden the past three years

Born Oct. 11, 1859, in Fayette County, she was the former Miss Agnes Lueders. She was married to Fritz Munke June 14. 1881,

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Kuhn end Mrs. Otto Kuhn of Glidden; a son, George Munke of Houston; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1955, page 4

Munke, Fritz

Funeral Services For Fritz Munke, 88, Held Today

Funeral services for Mr. Fritz Munke, 88, one of Weimar's oldest citizens were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 3:00 o'clock from the Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery. The Rev. C Emigholz, Evangelical Lutheran minister, was in charge of the rites.

Mr. Munke had been blind for the past 22 years. and confined to his bed for the past seven years. His last three years he lived in the home of his daughter and son-in-law., Mr. and Mrs. Steve Heller, here.

Born January 22, 1858, at Bluff, Texas, he was the son of Christen and Margaret Munke. He married Miss Agnes Lueders at Bluff on June 4 1881, and settled as a farmer at Ammannsville. where they lived for the next sixty-one years. Mrs. Munke is 86; had her husband lived another ten days, they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. At the time of his death Tuesday, June 4, Mr. Munke had been critically ill about 10 days. He was a member of Herman Sons organization.

Surviving are his widow. Mrs. Agnes Munke; three daughters. Helen Heller of Weimar, and Augusta and Thekla Kuhn of Glidden; and two sons, George and Julius Munke of Houston: also 15 grandchildren and 9 great grand-children. Two daughters, Eva Kahn and Elizabeth Cromer, preceded their father in death; four brothers and two sisters are also deceased.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1946, page 1

Munke, George Louis

Funeral for George Munke Held Jan. 22

Funeral services for George Louis Munke, 85, of Houston and Glidden were held Wednesday, Jan 22, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Charles Rathgeber of Houston officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

Mr. Munke died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 19, at Houston after a week's illness.

Born January 7, 1891, at La Grange, he was a son of Fritz and Agnes (Lueders) Munke. He served in World War I in the 116th infantry. He had lived in Houston since 1926 and had retired after 30 years as an employee of the Rheems Mfg. Co.

Mr. Munke is survived by one son, James Calvin Munke of Houston; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Augusta Kuhn and Mrs. Thekla Kuhn both of Glidden.

Pallbearers were Henry Billeck, Vernon Botter, Daniel Kuhn, Clarence Kuhn, Tommy Kuhn, and Barney Kuhn.

Weimar Mercury, January 29, 1976
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Munn, Frances A. J.

Death of Mrs. F. A. J. Munn

Many friends throughout this section were pained to learn of the death of that grand old character, Mrs. F.A.J. Munn, which occurred at her home in Houston last Friday afternoon, where she resided with her son, John T. Munn. The remains were prepared for burial and brought here and interred in the Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. Isaac Sellers, former pastor of the Weimar Baptist church and an old friend of the family, performing the funeral obsequies. The funeral was largely attended a large delegation from Houston coming up to the funeral, among the number being some thirty or forty clerks and employees of her son, W. C. Munn, attesting their respect and sympathy for their employer and his esteemed mother.

Mrs. Munn was 78 years old at the time of her death. She was one of the pioneers of our Lone Star state, Coming here in 1842. She, with her husband, two sons, W. C. and John T. Munn, resided in Weimar for many years removing to Houston a few years ago. During her residence here, Mrs. Munn was noted for her many kindly traits of character, her thoughtfulness of those about her, her devotion to her aged husband, children and grandchildren, and was ever regarded as one of the best of friends and neighbors. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends and throughout this section.

Mrs. Munn's husband died a number of years ago at the family home in this city. She resided here for a time after that sad event then moved to Houston. Besides the two sons above mentioned, she has two others -- C. N. Munn of Goodnight and Richard L. Munn of Childress.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved survivors of this most estimable lady.

Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1916
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Munn, Georgia A. (Jackson)

Tribute of Love and Respect.

Eagle Lake, Aug 2, 1910. We were shocked to hear of the death of our beloved friend, Mrs. W. C. Munn, and words can not express our feeling of sorrow. Altho she is absent, she will never be forgotten by us. As a wife and mother she had no equal and her friendship to her true friends was far beyond that of any one we ever knew. Long ago we sat at her bedside night after night, when she was sick in her Weimar home and from that spell she never fully recovered; but today she is with her loved ones, who have gone before, and in that happy home there is a vacant chair; the fireside circle is now broken and can never be mended. Before this we could say Papa, Mamma, Eunice, Nell, Kathleen, Wilma and little "Dot!" but now there is a vacancy and we think the sweetest word in the English language has been taken away from the list of names above, is “Mamma”. As we pen these few lines our mind goes back to the many happy hours we have spent in her sweet presence, as we knew her but to love her, but we will never see that sweet face again this side of the chilly waters of death, and today we offer this prayer: “May those loved ones left behind so live that some day they shall see her again." God bless dear Mr. Munn and his lovely children, is the prayer of a devoted friend. [Intermentin Odd Fellows' Cemetery]

Maggie E. Thomas.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1910, page 2

Munn, John H.

Mr. John Munn, who died at the family residence last Sunday morning a 8:30, was one of our best citizens. He was one of nature’s noblemen. Kindhearted, a true and faithful friend, a consistent christian gentleman, he will indeed be missed by all. His death was very sudden and unexpected. He was in apparent good health the Saturday evening before his death, but was taken sick with colic during the night A physician was summoned, but as he grew easy here seemed no cause for alarm. At about 8 o’clock Sunday morning he suddenly grew worse, and although every effort was made to rally, he continued sinking rapidly, and was dead in a few minutes. The remains of his noble gentleman were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Monday morning, Rev. T. E. Muse performing the funeral obsequies. He leaves a devoted wife and three sons to mourn his sad death, to whom the heartfelt condolence of this community is extended.

Weimar Mercury, March 19, 1898, page 8

Munn, John T.

Former Weimar Man Dies in Houston

Word was received here Saturday morning of the death of Mr. John T. Munn, former citizen of Weimar, which occurred in a Houston hospital Friday night, after a long illness. Mr. Munn was 80 years of age at time of death.

Services were held at the Lewis & Fortinberry Funeral Home in Houston Sunday morning, after which the remains were brought to Weimar by private conveyance and laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in the family burial plot. Rev. U. G. Hale, Baptist minister, officiating.

Mr. Munn, a brother of Mr. W. C. Munn, former merchant of this city, now one of the leading merchants of the Bayou City, left here twenty-five years ago, and had resided there ever since. During the years in which J. T. Munn residd here he had the friendship and esteem of all with whom he came in contact. He was a quiet, unassuming man, of pleasant demeanor, with a kindly greeting for everyone, always anxious to do a favor for his fellowman, and our people liked him. There are not many of the old timers left who will remember John Munn, but those who do learned of his demise with sincere regret.

John T. Munn was the third son of a pioneer family, John H. and Frances A. Munn, who came to Texas with their parents about 1836, locating near Jefferson, Texas, where the elder members of the family engaged in the logging and lumber business. To John H. and Frances A. Munn five sons were born--C. N., R. L., George W, John T. and W. C. Munn. C. N. died at Goodnight last year, aged 85; R. L. still lives at Mineral Wells; George died in 1883 or 1884; W. C. Munn, as is well known, lives in Houston where he is head of a large department store.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, March 19. 1937

Munn, Wiley Cooper

Funeral Services Held For W. C. Munn

Funeral services for W. C. Munn, pioneer Houston merchant who died Thursday of last week, were held at 9 a.m. Sunday, in Houston, with Dr. F. B. Thorn, pastor of the Second Baptist church, officiating. The body was taken to Weimar, where Mr. Munn first entered the mercantile business in 1885, for burial. Services were held in Weimar at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, burial being made in the family plot of the cemetery there.

Mr. Munn, who was 74, died suddenly early Thursday at his Houston home.

He came to Houston in 1906 and became a partner in the Mistrot-Munn department store. Six years later he bought out his partner and organized the W. C. Munn Company. For many years he operated one of the largest department stores in Houston.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 14, 1938

Munoz, Elisa

Elisa Munoz - SHERIDAN

SHERIDAN - Visitation for Elisa Munoz, 77, of Sheridan who died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, will be 3 p.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville.

A prayer service will begin at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, the Revs. Floyd "Buzz" Snyder and Del Sanford presiding.

Burial will be in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271

Memorials: Hospice of South Texas, Hallettsville, and Bluebonnet Youth Ranch, Yoakum.

Victoria Advocate, August 25, 2005

Munoz, Nick V.

Last Rites For Nick Munoz

Nick V. Munoz, 81, passed away In the Methodist Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness Monday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Funeral services were held from the Kubena Funeral Home chapel in Hallettsville Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. The Rev. Bernard Helge, minister of the First Baptist Church in Sheridan officiated.

Mr. Munoz  was born September 11, 1698 in Roma. Texas. He lived in Eagle Lake before moving  to, Sheridan ten years ago. He is survived by his wife, Elisa Torres Munoz: seven sons. John Nick of San Antonio, Nick T . Edward T. and Larry of Victoria. Danny, Manuel and Mark of Sheridan: seven daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Reyna, Mrs. Deanna Serna. Mrs. Gloria Villabos, all of San Antonio, Mrs. Adelina Sanchez of Waco. Mrs. Yolanda Cuellar of Victoria, Mrs. Nancy Stasney of Beasley. and Miss Lisa Ann Munoz of Sheridan; 22 grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his first wife and one son.

The deceased was a trucker before his retirement.

Eagle Lake Headlight July 31, 1980
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Munoz, Rosendo

Rosendo Munoz - COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS - Rosendo Munoz, 61, of Columbus, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005.

He was born March 1, 1943, in Danevang, to the late Jose and Petra Flores Munoz. He was a railroad worker and a Catholic.

Survivors: wife, Mary Sosa Munoz; daughter, Lola Sosa of Victoria; stepdaughters, Anna Perez, Vicky Ebarra, Shelly Casonova, and Mandy Avila, all of Eagle Lake, and Monica Perez of Houston; son, Dominoko Munoz of Comanche; stepsons, Joe Lee Perez, Albert Perez, and Alex Ramirez Jr., all of Eagle Lake; sisters, Santas Gomez of Texas City, Mary Cruz of El Campo, and Pauline Cadero of Tinley Park, Ill.; brothers, Walter Munoz of El Campo and Munuel Munoz of Wharton; 12 stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Visitation will be today at Dulany Funeral Home chapel in Eagle Lake.

A vigil service will be 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Parish of the Nativity Catholic Church, the Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating.

Burial will be at Nativity Catholic Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, 979-234-2011.

Memorials: Hospice or donor's choice.

Victoria Advocate Online, January 26, 2005

Munsch, Daniel D.

Funeral services for Daniel D. Munsch, 71 of Columbus were held Monday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with burial in the church cemetery.

The Rev. Dan Kahlich, Rev. Tim Kosler, Deacon Bennie Holesovsky and Charlie Novosad officiated.

Munch was born Dec. 23, 1938, the son of Elo G. and Bessie Goerig Munsch in Fayetteville.

He died Dec. 22, 2010 in Columbus. He married Annie Kocian May 15, 1955. He was a retired equipment operator and small engine repairmen. He was a member of St. Anthony's, K of C Council No. 2971, Past Grand Knight, KJT Catholic Life Insurance and served his country in the United States Army.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Elizabeth Christen and husband Dennis of Columbus, Denise Rabius and husband Timothy of East Bernard, and Melissa Popp and husband Michael of El Campo; two sons, Benedict Munch and wife Melissa of Columbus and Charles Munsch and wife Shelly of Weimar; one sister, Clementine Wostarek of Columbus; sister-in-law, Angeline Munch of La Grange; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Edward and Harold Munch; and one brother-in-law, Lawrence Wostarek.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

Fayette County Record, Friday, December 31, 2010
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Munsch, Edna M.

Miss Edna Munsch, 53, Buried here Friday
Funeral services for Miss Edna Munsch, 53, of San Antonio, former Weimar resident, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Friday, April 6. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Miss Munsch was born and reared here, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Munsch, but had moved from here about 40 years ago. She leaves a brother, Frank of Refugio, and a nephew, George Munsch, of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, April 12, 1962, page 1

Munsch, Fridolin Frank

F. F. Munsch, 65, Former Weimar Businessman, Dies

Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Church Sunday morning for F. F. Munsch of Woodsboro. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Munsch was born at Fayetteville in the year 1880. He passed away at his home in Woodsboro Friday night, April 6. The body was brought to Weimar to the Hubbard Funeral Home on Saturday. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Heger.

Mr. Munsch was a former Weimar businessman and had a store in one of the buildings on Post Office Street here. Leaving here a good many years ago, he moved to Woodsboro.

Survivors include one daughter, Miss Edna Munsch of San Antonio, and one son, Fredeline [Fridolin] Munsch of Woodsboro.

The Mercury extends condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, April 1945
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Munsch, Maria (Heger)

Final Rites Held Here for Mrs. F. F. Munsch, 61 Native

Funeral services for Mrs. F. F. Munsch, 61, Weimar native but past 26-year resident of Woodsboro where she expired Friday, were held here Sunday at St. Michael's Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Szyumanski conducting the final rites.

Survivors include a husband F. F. Munsch of Woodsboro; a daughter, Miss Edna Munsch of San Antonio; a son, F. Munsch of Refugio; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Vacek, Mrs. Gus Miksch, Mrs. Henry Harbers, all of the Holman area; Mrs. Anton Freis and Mrs. Emil Rerich, both of Weimar; and three brothers, Fred Heger, Frank Heger, and John Heger, all of Weimar.

Burial was in the St. Michael's Cemetery.

To bereaved survivors, the Mercury exends its most sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, December 6, 1940

Munsch, Theodore T.

The remains of littleTheodore, 5-year-old son of F. F. Munch[sic] and wife of Houston (former residents of this city), who died in that city Friday morning, were brought here and laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their sad loss.

Weimar Mercury, November 8, 1912, page 8

Munson, Dora

Rock Island Ripples

The remains of Miss Dora Munson, who died in Columbus last Wednesday, were interred in the cemetery here on Thursday.  The funeral procession was one of the longest ever witnessed in Rock Island [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, November 3, 1898
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Murchison, Mary Lily (DeGraffenreid)

Death of Mrs. M. L. Murchison Friday Night

News reached here Friday night last of the death of a popular former lady resident of our city Mrs. Mary Lily Murchison which occurred at the family home in San Marcos, after a lingering illness extending over a period of several months. The remains were brought overland from San Marcos to this city for interment, and at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Rev. Mr. Bates, Presbyterian minister of San Marcos, officiating in an impressive ceremony. A large concourse of sympathizing relatives and friends was present to witness the last sad rites. The floral decorations placed upon the earthen mound attested the popularity and high esteem in which this beloved lady was held.

The pallbearers were as follows: Emil Fahrenthold, Ben B. Holt, W. P. Ammann, W. J. Black, S.W. McCormick and M. Lauterstein.

Not only was the death of Mrs. Murchison a loss to the immediate relatives and friends, but to hundreds of girls scattered all over the state. They came to her from the large cities, from the small towns and from the country, and not one of these girls has ever or will ever forget her. She was a mother to them all, taking a personal interest in each one. She received more mail and more presents than any one in this section of the state, coming from those whom she had befriended from time to time throughout her life, all of which testified to the love and esteem held by the girls toward her and all of whom will sadly miss her.

Mrs. Murchison lived in Weimar for many years, taught school here, and was one of our most beloved and popular ladies. After the death of her husband, Dr. W. M. Murchison, she moved to San Marcos, where many years she conducted a boarding house for the many girl students attending college in that city. Hundreds and hundreds of girls and now grown women were at one time inmates of Mrs. Murchison's home, and to them all it was home indeed, and Mrs. Murchison was a second mother to each, taking a kindly, motherly interest in their welfare and care.

Mrs. Murchison was born in Tennessee, and came to Texas at an early age. With the exception of four years spent in Tennessee, her life was passed in Weimar until she moved to San Marcos about twenty years ago, where she kept a boarding house for about thirty girls who attended the State Norma College. She was afflicted with a slow but comparatively painless illness caused by hardening of the arteries. She passed away very peacefully, for which family and friends are thankful.

"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which no one ever wakes to weep."

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family and friends.

The Weimar Mercury, May 15, 1925
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Murchison, W. M.

Death of Dr. W. M. Murchison.

On last Friday evening, at 8:30 o'clock, the soul of Dr. W. M. Murchison took Its everlasting flight. He had been confined to his bed less than a week, and it was not known that he was so near death's door, but he became suddenly worse about 6 o'clock Friday evening, and in a few hours he was dead.

Dr. Murchison was born in the state of Tennessee about 45 years ago, his father being a prominent physician of that state. He also took up the study of medicine, and graduated from the Louisville Medical College. Soon after his graduation, he came to this place and entered upon the practice of his profession. He married Miss Lilly Degraffenreid soon alter locating here and made his horns in Weimar up to the time of his death. In early life he was a very successful physician and had a large and lucrative practice. Many persons here bear testimony to his skill as a physician and kindness in the sick-room.

Interment was in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Gates conducting the funeral services.

He leaves to mourn his demise an aged mother, widow, and two daughters, to whom our sympathy is extended in their great bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1904, page 5

Muron, Louis

Louis Muron, a sausage maker by profession, died Sunday night in this city, after a week’s illness,at his room next to Jos. Bohac’s residence. We understand his trouble was the complete stoppage of the bowels and kidneys. He was only fairly well-known in this city, being of quiet, rather reserved disposition. He leaves a brother in Boston, and a brother and mother in the old country. His remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery, Rev. C. J. Benes performing the funeral obsequies.

Weimar Mercury, April 27, 1901, page 5

Murphy, Grace (Krenek)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Murphy

Funeral Services for Mrs. Grace Murphy of Houston were held Thursday August 12 from St. John's Catholic Church in Fayetteville with Rev. Ben Mazurklewtcz officiating.

Interment was in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Mrs. Murphy, a native of Fayetteville, passed away in a Houston hospital Tuesday, August 10, 1982, at the age of 52 years.

Born September 21, 1929 in Fayetteville, she was the daughter of Edward and Annie (Susil) Krenek. She had been a resident of Houston for the past 40 years and was a member of St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Houston.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy Miller and Susan Smith, both of Houston; three sisters, Joyce Carker of Houston, Marian Lindemann of La Grange and Jeanell Sanders of Houston; and two grandchildren, Mark Miller Jr. and Jessica Ann Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Knesek ChapeI of Fayetteville and Koenig-Peel Funeral Home, Inc. of La Grange were in charge of arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, August 19, 1982, page 1

Murphy, Martha "Patty" (Whittington)

Mrs. Patty Murphy died at the residence of her brother, James Whittington, Sr., a few miles south of this place, last Thursday, in the 80th year of her age. "Aunt Patty", as she was familiarly called, was a great sufferer, was a consistent member of the church for many, many years, and has at last found peace with her Savior in heaven.[Patty Murphy was Martha Whittington Murphy, widow of Nathaniel Murphy.] [Place of interment Rees Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1888:
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Murray, Georgia W.

School Teacher in Eagle Lake Forty Years Ago is Dead

Mrs. J. H. Murray Passed Away At Home of Daughter, Mrs. J. C. Kelly, in LaGloria, Cuba, on Twenty-First of July.

Mrs. J. H. Murray passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Kelly, in LaGloria, Cuba, on Thursday, July 21st.

For many years, more than forty years ago, Mrs. Murry taught private school in Eagle Lake in a one room school building near the old Conner homestead, now occupied by the E. F. Hoover. [incorrect location. It was in 600 block of Prairie, not the 500 block.]

A number of people still living in Eagle Lake, including the writer of this article [Bruce McCarty], attended her school.

Mrs. Murray was 83 years of age and was active up until about three years ago when she had a slight stroke. Since then she had gradually grown worse.

She was buried in LaGloria from the little church for which she had worked for many years. In the death of Mrs. Murray, a noble, unselfish character has passed on, and the news of her passing is received with sorrow by many in Eagle Lake who knew he so well and so favorably.

She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Kelly, three grandchildren, Mrs. P. F. Tarkington, Joseph Kelly and Miss Virginia Kelly, the latter having been a visitor in Eagle Lake only a few weeks ago, having spent the past school term with her aunt, Mrs. Maye Murray in Victoria, and attended school in Victoria.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 6, 1932
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm 

Murray, James Harry

Eagle Lake News

Deep and abiding sorrow hangs heavily over our little city this week. Two of our loved and prominent citizens have "passed over the river to rest under the shade." On Sunday morning, while the church bells were ringing, the spirit of Captain J. Harry Murray passed quietly away. Capt. Murray was one of our best citizens, loved, honored and esteemed by all who knew him. He was a brave and gallant confederate soldier, served with distinction through the entire war, and was a prominent member our local camp of confederate veterans [Scott Anderson Camp, No. 84]. The funeral ceremonies were held Monday morning at his residence on State street by Dr. J. L. Lloyd, in the presence of nearly the entire town, after which the body was buried in the cemetery on the lake, by the side of his sister, who had gone on before to await the resurrection morning.

[There is no marker for either J. H. Murray or his sister Maggie Murray McNeill, wife of H. C. McNeill. J. H. Murray was married to sister of Thomas Scott Anderson.]

Colorado Citizen, March 26,1896
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Murray, Mittie

“Aunt Mittie” Murray, an aged negro woman of the old time slavery type, died Sunday and was buried here the following day. She was well and favorably known throughout this section. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, June 25,1909, page 5

Murray, Ora Cornelia (Perry)


Funeral services for Mrs. Ora C. (Perry) Murray were held Saturday, December 21 at the New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columubs with the Rev. Eugene Thomas officiating. Arraingement were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Burial was held at City Cemetery in Columbus.

Mrs. Murray was born August 17, 1907, the fifth child born to Mr. and Mrs. James (Jim) Perry. She attended public school in Colorado County.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Robert B. Murray in the year 1937. She departed her life after a long illness.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Robert B. Murray; one step-daughter, Mrs. Barda Mae Ross; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Price of Columbus, Rev. Novell Adams of San Antonio, and Mrs.Luevene Connor of Columbus; one uncle, Mr. Arthur Waddle, Sr. of Columbus; sixteen nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and good friends.

Pallbearers were Leon thomas, Sr., Louis James Thomas, Thomas Price, Gary Grant Connor, Sr., Mitchell Ross and Robert Ross. Honorar Pallbearers were Eugene Thomas, Jr., Wayne Thomas, Leon Thomas, Jr.,Darnell Thomas, Gary Grant Connor, Jr. and Maurice Price.

Colorado County Citizen, Decemer 26, 1985

Murray, William Preston Anderson

Eagle Lake, Nov. 28.---William Murray, a confederate veteran and justice of the peace here, died this afternoon after a very short illness. Murray was a member of Scott Anderson camp, United Confederate Veterans, and was said to have been a fearless soldier. [Interred at Lakeside Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, Dec 1, 1900
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Mr. W. P. Murray, an aged citizen and justice of the peace of this precinct, died Wednesday evening at about 2 o’clock. He had been sick only a short time. He was a lieutenant of Terry’s Texas rangers, and was among the oldest and best known citizens of Eagle Lake. The funeral took place the next evening at 3 o’clock and was largely attended by friends, despite the inclement weather. – Eagle Lake Advertiser.

Schulenburg Sticker, 6 Dec 1900
Contributed by Matt Cross


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Myers, Cordelia (McKinney)

Mrs. Cordelia Myers Buried in Sheridan

Mrs. S.V. ( Cordelia) Myers a resident of Sheridan for only two weeks, passed away in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital Wednesday, June 11 at 12:30 p.m. following a lengthy lllness.

Services were held from the Mill Bauer Funeral Home, Saturday, June 14, at 1:30 p.m. Interment was in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. The Rev. David Edgar of Colly Memorial United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake officiated.

Mrs. Myers was born oct. 11, 1984 in Sedalia, Mo.  She resided in Cleveland, Dayton and Ganado, Texas.  She and Mr. Myers were married in Ganado April 3, 1953. 

She is survived by her husband, Solor V. Myers and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Myers was a faithful member of the Ganado Methodist Church while residing there and also a member of the Woman's Society or Chrisitan Services

Colorado County Citizen, June 19, 1977
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Myers, Mattie Mae

Sheridan News.

March 3.--Little Mattie May, the three and a half years old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. R. C. Meyers [Myers], died last Saturday morning about 9 o'clock and her little form was committed to mother earth this (Sunday) afternoon in the Cheetham cemetery, Rev. Young of Rock Island conducting the funeral service. This little girl had been sick with something like the dropsy for over a year, her life being despaired of about a year ago. She rallied from the first attack and it was hoped that she would fully recover, but early last fall she began to show symptoms of the old trouble and although everything that medical skill and the best of attention could do was done, she gradually sank until death relieved her of her suffering. A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the little corpse to its last resting place. Little Misses Ruby Mayes, Mellie D. Scott, Kenneth Love and Rose Hopkins all dressed in white, were the pall bearers. We commend the sorrowing parents to Him who doeth all things well, for consolation, assuring them in the sympathy of the whole community in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1913

Myers, Robert Cecil

R. C. Myers Sr.

Funeral services for R.C. Myers Sr., of Sheridan will be held at the Kubena Funeral Home Tuesday, January 9, 1968 at 2 p.m. with Murchinson Lodge No. 80 AF & AM in charge.  Burial will be in the Cheetham Cemetery at Sheridan. 

Mr. Myers died in the Renger Memorial Hospital January 8, 1968 at 4 a.m. Born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma July 27, 1897, he married Ola Townzen in Palo Pinto November 19, 1921.

He is survived by his wife: one son, Robert C. Myers Jr., of La Porte; one brother, Alfred Myers of Ola, Ark., two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Slaughter and Mrs. De Loma McCullough, both of Phoenix, Arizona. 

A veteran of World War I he was a member of Strawn Lodge No. 906, AF & AM.

New Era Herald, Jan 9, 1968
Submitted by Regena Williamson
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