Otto, Albert Emanuel
LITTLE BABE PASSES ON
Albert Emanuel, week old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Otto of the New Bielau community, died Friday night of last week, and the little form was laid to rest in the New Bielau Cemetery Saturday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiating in a touching burial service.
The little babe developed serious infantile trouble soon after birth, and although everything possible was done for him, even to a blood transfusion from the father, it was of no avail, and the little form was soon gathered into the arms of the Savior.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their sad loss.
Weimar Mercury, April 26, 1935, page 1
News of Borden Section
Relatives and friends here were saddened Saturday to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Otto’s little baby boy had passed away in the New Bielau community. Mrs. Otto was formerly Miss Minnie Haas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Haas of this community. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the young parents and relatives in their sadness.
The Weimar Mercury, Friday, April 26, 1935
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Alice M.
NEW BIELAU NOTES
One of Mr. Edmund Otto’s twin infants died last Saturday night and was buried Monday morning at the New Bielau cemetery, Rev. C. Freiting officiating.
Weimar Mercury, November 6, 1904, page 8
Otto, Alida S.
New Bielau Newsy Notes
The child of Mr. and Mrs. E. Otto of this neighborhood died Saturday, March 3, early in the morning and was buried the same day in the afternoon, in the New Bielau and Content cemetery, Rev. Frieling officiating.
Weimar Mercury, March 10, 1906, page 8
Otto, Alvina (Haas)
Alvina Otto Funeral Services Held March 17
Alvina (Haas) Otto, 86, of Weimar died March 15, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 17 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Pastor Herb Buyer officiating and soloist Pastor Marr Groenke.
Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.
Alvina, daughter of Julius and Elizabeth (Raabe) Haas, was born near Borden on Aug. 26, 1917. She was baptized as an infant and confirmed in the Catholic Church.
She married Edmund Otto on Oct. 7, 1937. They had three children, Marvin, Melvin, and Margaret.
Alvina was a loving housewife and mother. For 20 years she worked at a local egg company, then was employed by Utex Industries for another 5 _ years.
Alvina was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church of Weimar. She was active in several church groups, as well as organizations like the Colorado County German Society and Caring Hearts.
Alvina was preceded in death by her parents, husband; brother, Frank; and sisters, Minnie Otto, Theresa Raabe, Alma Pohl, Mary Hanzelka and Anna Carson.
She is survived by two sons, Melvin Otto and wife Mary of Columbus; and one daughter, Margaret Raabe and husband David of Weimar.
She is also survived by one sister, Lena Hanzelka of Louise; granddaughters, Sherise Davis and husband Glenn of Weimar and Sharon Jochen and husband David of Schulenburg; and four great-grandsons, Jared, Jaston, and Jamison Davis and Colby Jochen.
One of her hobbies was gardening; her favorite being the rows and rows of daylilies she grew.
Even in the last few years when she physically could not take care of a large garden she still insisted on keeping two or three of each type of daylily.
Another pastime was crocheting. Her handiwork has been shared with many family members and friends; everything from small doilies to tablecloths, baby blankets to afghans.
Many of you are familiar with the crocheted angels she sold at the church Advent fair or the family names she so lovingly stitched that many people have framed and hanging in their homes.
One of her greatest works with needle and thread, a banner stating the Lord’s Prayer, was her gift for all who enter Faith Lutheran Church to share.
After her husband passed away, Alvina took on a new role and began babysitting at her home for Jenna and then latter Kailey Kubesch.
The Kubesch family became part of Alvina’s extended family and Alvina followed the girls through their growing years, just as she had with her own children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She may not have been able to attend all of the state championship softball games, but she followed the action on a local radio station.
Alvina enjoyed spending time with family and friends and doing things for those she cared about. On Saturday mornings her routine often included baking homemade bread.
On occasion she also made pigs-in the-blankets or fresh donuts, especially if she knew her granddaughters or other close family friends would be stopping by.
Being able to stay active and involved was important to Alvina. Besides the organizations she belonged to, she managed to attend some of the sporting events her great-grandsons, Jaston and Jamison, were involved in , along with school activities like Sherise’s musical productions.
Trying to teach two-year-old Colby how to roll his tongue was one of their most recent games.
Being strong in her faith and sharing the love of those whom she was close to was what life was about for Alvina Otto.
Pallbearers were Bill Chesser, Glenn Davis, David Jochen, Darrell Kubesch, Reuben Otto and Wilbert Otto.
The Weimar Mercury March 24, 2004
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Otto, Anna Henrietta Johanna (Hattermann)
MRS. C. OTTO STORM VICTIM, LAID TO REST
A New Year's Eve victim of the storm, Mrs Anna Henriette Johanna Hattermann Otto of Oak Grove, was laid to rest Sunday in the New Bielau [Weimar Masonic] cemetery following services at Hubbard's Funeral home with Rev. G. Wolf of Columbus officiating.
Mrs. Otto, wife of Charles Otto, died Friday. Mr. Otto, who was away from home during the high wind late Dec. 31, found his wife beneath the shed of a roof that had been blown down.
It was reported that she was apparently attempting to brace the shed when the roof was blown down. Neighbors assisted Mr. Otto in freeing her from the wreckage and obtaining medical attention.
Mrs. Otto, born Mar 10, 1896, was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hattermann Sr. who survive. She was a member of the Lutheran church having been baptised in infancy and confirmed while a young girl.
Other survivors, include her husband; a daughter, Alnita Otto; three brothers, Charles, Paul and George Hattermann; and three sisters, Mrs. John Emmel, Mrs. Ernest Otto and Mrs. Emil Raabe.
Pallbearers were Henry A. Hattermann, John Emmel, Ernest Otto Jr., Charles Hattermann Jr., Paul Hatterman and Wilbert Otto.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the services were Mr. nd Mrs. F. J. Pietsch and family, Mrs. Herbert Hansch and Mr. and Mrs. Werner Otto and son, East Bernard, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Otto, Shiner; Gus and Clinton Hahnke, Schulenburg, and Mrs. J. S. Clay and Mr and Mrs. W. Whittle, Austin.
Colorado County Citizen, January 8, 1948
Otto, Arthur Adolph
Arthur Otto Funeral Held Here Nov. 29
Funeral services for Arthur Adolph Otto, 93, of Glidden were held Friday, Nov. 29, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here. Burial was in the New Bielau Trinity Cemetery. Pastor Robert E. Sehlortt of Columbus officiated.
Otto, a retired farmer and carpenter, died Nov. 26 at 7:48 p.m. at River Oaks Convalescent Center in Columbus.
A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, he was born March 16, 1898, a son of Ernst Emil Edmund and Mathilda (Zoellner) Otto. Baptized April 24, 1898, he was confirmed April 14, 1912. He attended German Public School at New Bielau. He married Wilhelmina Regina Haas on Nov. 4, 1931, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus. He was a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood. He was church organist for 25 years in New Bielau Trinity Lutheran Church. He served as a trustee of the Harmony School district and as a member of the Lutheran Church board.
Otto’s wife died March 6, 1988. Also preceding him in death were two sons, Albert Emmanuel and Lawrence Arthur Otto; a daughter, Lydia Marie Otto; six brothers, Charles, Ernest, Wilhelm, Herman, Adolf and Edmund Otto; and two sisters Alice and Alidia Otto.
Surviving are a son, Reuben A. Otto of Houston; a daughter, Elsie Kahlden of Columbus; six grandchildren, Valerie Kahlden Smith and Elizabeth Ann Kahlden of Columbus, Suzanne Kahlden Conway of Nacogdoches, and Debra Lynn Otto, Melanie Annette Summers, and Jeffrey Arnold Otto of Houston; and five great-grandchildren, Amber, Lance, Mallorie and Clayton Smith of Columbus and Caitlin Lee Conway of Nacogdoches.
Serving as pallbearers were grandsons Jeffrey A. Otto, Kelley Summers, Jimmy C. Smith, Lance Smith, Mark H. Conway and William R. Herchek. Named honorary pallbearers were nephews Wilbert, Marvin, Melvin and Albert Otto of Weimar and Allen Otto of Dallas.
The family had this comment about the deceased: “Mr. Otto was a very mild, meek and humble man. He was a man with very deep religious convictions and strong faith. Although he endured many hardships in life, he never lost his faith. He was a man who honored his father and mother. He loved his brothers and loved his family. He was proud of his ancestors and heritage. He had a forgiving heart and always saw the good in everyone, never the bad. He was always willing to share what he had with anyone less fortunate than he was, and even those more fortunate than he. In spite of his many hardships and even in the last four years of his life when he was completely disabled, he always had a sense of humor. He enjoyed people, and he made a lasting impression with many of his friends. His family is so fortunate to be able to have so many fond memories of him and his life here on hearth. He will be sadly missed by all.
The Weimar Mercury, December 5, 1991
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Charles E.
Funeral for Charles Otto Held Jan. 25
Funeral services for Charles E. Otto, 83, retired farmer were held Saturday, January 25, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. William Mosely pastor of Faith Lutheran Church officiated.
Mr. Otto, a lifelong resident of this area died January 23 at Youens Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.
Born March 19, 1891, in Fayette County, he was a son of Edmund and Mathilde Zoellner Otto. He married Annie Hattermann on November 16, 1916, and they farmed in the Oak Grove area for many years. Mrs. Otto died in 1948. Mr. Otto moved to Weimar in 1949 and had made his home with his daughter and son-in-law, Clarence and Alnita Hadash since that time.
In addition to Mr. and Mrs. Hadash, survivors are two grandsons, Mickey and Tommy Hadash and three brothers Arthur Otto of Glidden and Ernest and Edmund Otto of Weimar.
A son died at the age of 18 month. Three brothers, Willie, Adolf and Herman, and twin sisters also preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Henry Hattermann Jr., Johnnie Emmel, Wilbert Otto, Melvin Otto, Albert Otto and Royce Miller.
The Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1975
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Charles E. Jr.
DEATH OF CHARLES OTTO, JR.
Charles Otto, Jr., the 20 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Otto of the New Bielau community died Tuesday night of last week, after a brief illness, of a complication of infantile troubles. The little form was laid to rest in the New Bielau Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Theo. Streng, Lutheran pastor of Columbus, officiating. In the death of their beloved baby son, so near and dear to them, Mr. and Mrs. Otto have the heartfelt sympathy of all.
Weimar Mercury, August 10, 1923
Otto, David Wayne
Wilbert Otto Infant Buried Here Jan. 3
Graveside services for David Wayne Otto, stillborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert John Otto of Victoria, were held Thursday afternoon, Jan 3, in St. Michael’s Cemetery here.
Rev. John Bily officiated.
In addition to his parents the baby is survived by his 3-year-old brother, Delbert John; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Otto of Weimar and Mr. and Mrs. William Wulf of Hallettsville.
Weimar Mercury, January 24, 1963, page 1
Otto, Delbert John
Delbert Otto Service Held on March 23
Funeral services for Delbert John Otto, 33, were held March 23 from Hubbard Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.
Otto died March 21 in Weimar of a massive coronary.
He was born July 15, 1959, to Wilbert and Lovina (Wulf) Otto in Weimar. He was engaged to be married to Dina Fine.
He worked for Temple Inland of Austin as an underwriter, having lived in Austin since 1979.
Otto graduated from Weimar High School in 1977 and then attended Blinn College and the University of Texas.
Surviving him are his parents; two brothers, Douglas Otto and wife Mitzi and their daughter Stephanie of Austin, and Darrell Otto of Schulenburg; a sister, Donna and husband Darryl Guentert and their children Codi, Case and Coy of Weimar/ and his fiancé, Dina and her two children, Amy and Alicia.
Pallbearers were Henry Gindler, Carl Zatopek, James Sassin, Kevin Todd, Gilbert Moore and Mike Sullings
The Weimar Mercury, March 1993
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Otto, Edmund Oscar
Edmund Otto Funeral Held Here Oct. 28
Funeral services for Edmund O. Otto, 78, of Weimar were held Sunday, Oct. 28, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Lee Eschberger officiated.
Otto, a lifelong area resident and farmer, died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for one day. He had been ill for more than three years.
Born May 2, 1906, at New Bielau, he was a son of Edmund Sr. and Mathilda (Zoellner) Otto. He married Alvina Haas at Columbus on Oct. 7, 1937.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and the church’s Brotherhood.
His wife survives him, along with two sons, Marvin and Melvin Otto of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. David (Margaret) Raabe of Weimar; two grandchildren, Sherise and Sharon Raabe of Weimar; one brother, Arthur Otto of Glidden. Preceding him in death were two sisters who died in infancy and five brothers, Charles, William, Ernest, Adolf and Herman.
Serving as pallbearers were Wilbert Otto, Ernest E. H. Otto, Charles T. Hadash, Quentin Kahlden, Howard Raabe, and Daniel Ulbricht. Honorary pallbearers were Leo Hoegemeyer, Adolf Raabe, Oscar Hoegemeyer and Clarence Hadash.
The Weimar Mercury, November 1, 1984
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Edmund Sr.
Edmund Otto was born in Danzig, then a city of Germany, on May 24, 1863, and baptized June 5, in the St. Barbara Church.
He attended a boy’s school in Pultusk, Poland fort two years and then was sent to Danzig to continue his education in a boys’ school there. In 1877 he was graduated from this school and confirmed in the St. Mary’s Church in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Upon leaving school he became apprentice to his father who was a river-freighter. For six years the youth then sailed up and down the rivers of central Europe. On November 7th 1883 he was drafted for military service with Company 2 of the East Prussian Pioneer Battalion No. 1 and dismissed two years later with the rank of Sergeant.
In November 1886 he immigrated to American and came to Colorado County, where he worked in various trades for three years. On November 24th, 1889 he married Miss Mathilde Zoellner of Schulenburg, lived in Fayette County for three years, and then in 1892, bought a place near New Beilau. Seven boys and two girls were born to the couple, two girls dying in early infancy. One son, Herman, gave his life in the World War.
Mr. Otto was ever a man with conviction. He had a tenacious memory and an analytical mind. He was sometimes slow to form an opinion, but having formed it, he held to it. Contact with many people in different countries and under different conditions had given him a wide horizon.
Mr. Otto was ever a staunch Lutheran. In fact, he was the leader of the Trinity Lutheran Church at New Bielau. Though well informed in the doctrines of his church, he yet could respect the beliefs of others. He sought to deal fairly with his fellow men in all relations.
Funeral services were conducted in the residence and on the New Bielau cemetery, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier officiating. The large gathering of people and the abundance of floral offerings bore mute evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Otto was held in the community.
His death is mourned by his widow, Mrs. Mathilde Otto, and six sons; Charley, Ernest, Willie, Arthur, Adolf, and Edmund Jr.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Carl of East Bernard and Paul of Shiner and one sister; Mrs. Otto Hanke of Weimar.
Colorado County Citizen, April 19, 1934
Transcribed by Judy Talkington.
Passing of An Honored, Good Citizen, Mr. Edmund Otto, Sr.
Mr. Edmund Otto was born in Danzig, then a city of Germany, on May 24, 1863, and baptized June 5, in the St. Barbara Church.
He attended a boys’ school in Pultusk, Poland, for two years, and then was sent to Danzig to continue his education in a boys’ school there. In 1877 he was graduated from this school and confirmed in St. Mary’s Church in the faith of the Evangelical Lutheran church.
Upon leaving school he became apprenticed to his father, who was a river freighter. For six yeas the youth then sailed up and down the rivers of Central Europe. Nov. 7, 1883, he was drafted for military service with Company 2 of the East Prussian Pioneer Battalion No 1, and dismissed two years latter with the rank of Sergeant.
In November,1886, he immigrated to America, and came to Colorado county, where he worked in various trades for three yeas. Nov. 24, 1892, he married Miss Mathilde Zoellner of Schulenburg, lived in Fayette county for three years, and then, in 1892, bought a place near New Bielau. Seven boys and two girls were born to this union, the two girls dying in early infancy. One son, Herman, gave his lie during the prevalence of the World War.
About two yeas ago Mr. Otto showed symptoms of heart disease. He could no longer work as he had been wont to do. On Jan. 4th the malady assumed a pernicious form. In spite of all available medical attention, his strength decreased visibly. He departed this life on April 10 at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 6 days.
Mr. Otto was ever a man of conviction. He had a tenacious memory and an analytical mind. He was sometimes slow to form an opinion, but having formed it, he held to it. Contact with many people indifferent countries and under different conditions had given him a wide horizon.
Mr. Otto was ever a staunch Lutheran. In fact he was the leader of the Trinity Lutheran Church at New Bielau. Though well informed in the doctrines of his church, yet he could respect the belief of others. He sought to del fairly with his fellow man in all relations.
Throughout all his long life in this community Mr. Otto ever proved himself a devoted husband and father, a splendid neighbor and friend, one whose opinions always rang true, and even though you might differ with him, yet you could not fail to respect his beliefs, for they were honest and sincere. He stood very high among the people of this section, and will be sadly missed by them.
Funeral services were conducted in the residence and on the New Bielau Cemetery Church grounds, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiating. The large gathering of people and he abundance of floral offerings were mute evidence of the esteem in which Mr. Otto was held in he community where he had lived so long a time.
His death is mourned by his widow, Ms. Mathilde Otto, and six sons--Charley, Ernest, Willie, Arthur, Adolf and Edmund, Jr.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Carl of Est Bernard and Paul of Shiner, and one sister, Mrs. Otto Hahnke of Weimar.
The pal bearers at Mr. Otto’s funeral were as follows: Messrs. J. F. W. Koehn, Albert Koehn, Ed Rabel, Emil Poppe, J. Mattern and Adolf Schindler.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1934, page 1
Otto, Ernest E. H.
Ernest Otto Funeral Held Here April 10
Funeral services for Ernest E. Otto, 66, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Monday, April 10, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Ijams Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.
Otto, a lifelong Colorado County resident and World War II veteran, died at his home at 12:45 a.m. Sunday, April 9, after a lengthy illness with leukemia.
Born Feb 21, 1923, he was a son of Ernest F. and Mathilda (Hattermann) Otto. He married Mary Ognoskie in Austin County on May 10, 1980. He served with the U. S. Army in the European theater from Jan. 29, 1943, to Jan. 1, 1946.
His wife survives him, along with four sons, Howard Otto of California, Willis Otto of East Bernard, Phil Otto of Weimar and Dennis Otto of Schulenburg; two daughters, Catherine Poppe of Weimar and Marilyn Rogers of Conroe; tow stepsons, Raymond and Richard Kroczyk, both of Houston; 14 grandchildren; and his mother, Mathilda Otto, a resident of Parkview Manor here. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Justine Kroboth Otto, and his father.
Serving as pallbearers were Kervy Kahlden, Cecil Ellison, Roger Ryba, Doug Potter, Henry Beyer, and Kervin Vornsand.
Weimar Mercury, April 13, 1989
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Otto, Ernest Fred
Ernest Otto Funeral Held Here Thursday
Funeral services for Ernest F. Otto, 84, were Thursday afternoon. March 10, in the Hubbard Funeral Chapel here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery, Rev. C. Wm. Mosley officiating.
Mr. Otto died March 8 in Columbus Convalescent Home, after an illness of four years.
Mr. Otto, a retired New Bielau farmer, was a native of Fayette County. He was born Sept. 21. 1892, the son of Edmund and Mathilde Zollner Otto He married Mathilda Hattermann on Dec. 30, 1919 He was a veteran of World War I
Mr. Otto's wife survives, along with one son, Ernest E. Otto of Weimar six grand children, four great-grandchildren and. two step-great-grandchildren. and two brothers, Arthur Otto of Glidden and Edmund Otto of Weimar
He was preceded in death by four brothers, CharIie, Willie, Herman and Adolf, and two sisters who died in infancy.
Pallbearers were Howard, Willis, Phil, and Dennis Otto, Ed Rabel and Daniel Ulbricht.
Weimar Mercury, March 17, 1977
Mrs. Otto, wife of Mr. Fritz [Chas] Otto, sr., died the first of the week, after a long illness, at the family residence a few miles north of town, and was brought here Tuesday afternoon and buried at the Weimar cemetery.
Weimar Mercury, November 30. 1895, page 2
Otto, Hermann H.
Herman Otto's Body Arrived Sunday
The body of young Herman Otto, son of our good friends Edmund Otto and wife of the New Bielau community, who died at a training camp at Petersburg, VA., last week of pneumonia, reached Weimar Sunday morning on the Sunset Limited train, and was buried same afternoon at the New Bielau cemetery. In the loss of their brave soldier boy, the family has the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of all. Herman gave up his life in the service of his country and that is as much as any of us can do. Peace to his memory.
Weimar Mercury, October 25, 1918
Otto, Justine C. (Kroboth)
Funeral for Mrs. E. Otto Here Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 10 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ernest E. H. (Justine) Otto, 53, of Route 3, Weimar, who died Thursday at her home.
Burial was in Ijams Cemetery. Rev. Ernest S. Dean Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Otto was born here Nov. 27, 1925, a daughter of Frank R. and Justina (Mazoch) Kroboth, and attended the Borden school and Weimar High School. Except for ten years of her childhood when the family resided at Jourdanton, she lived here all her life. She was married to Mr. Otto on June 24, 1956.
Her husband survives, along with four sons, Howard and Phil Otto of Columbus, Willis Otto of Nada and Dennis Otto of Schulenburg; two daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Catherine) Poppe of Weimar and Mrs. John (Marilyn) Rodgers of Conroe; five grandchildren; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Kroboth of Weimar; three brothers, Charlie and Johnnie Kroboth of Houston and Frankie Kroboth of Yoakum; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred (Eleanora) Freis of Weimar and Mrs. Josephine Smith of Houston.
Pallbearers were David and Robert Kroboth, nephews, and Douglas Pesak, Vernon Wagley, Daniel Ulbricht and Joe Adamcik.
Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Otto, Lora (Ehlers)
Funeral for Mrs. Wm. Otto, 65, Saturday
Funeral servces[sic] for Mrs. William Otto, 65, were held Saturday afternoon, March 19, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. H. Zimmermann officiated.
Mrs. Otto died Friday at 8 a.m. in Youens Hospital, where she had been a patient six weeks. She had been ill about three months.
The former Miss Lora Ehlers, daughter of John and Anna Beken Ehlers, she was born Sept. 9, 1900, at Lindenau, near Cuero. She was married to Mr. Otto Feb. 14, 1928, and they settled on a farm at New Bielau. They moved to Weimar in January 1959. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Otto is survived by one son, Wilbert, two daughters, Misses Lorena and Elvera, and three grandchildren, Delbert, Douglass and Donnas all of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Johanna Kattau of Yoakum and Mrs. Emil (Emma) Poppe of Weimar. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Marvin Otto, Melvin Otto, Clarence Hadash, Henry Kattau, Alvin Kattau and Lawrence Muehr.
Weimar Mercury, March 24, 1966, page 1
Lorene Otto Memorial Service Held Jan. 21
Lorene Otto, 71, of Weimar, died Jan. 19, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
Memorial services were held Jan. 21 at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Warren Rinehart and Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating.
A private burial was held at the Masonic Cemetery. Ms. Otto was born Dec. 31, 1930 in Weimar to Wilhelm and Lora (Ehlers) Otto.
She attended Weimar High School and Wagner Memorial Nursing School.
She was a Charter member of the Faith Lutheran Church of Weimar serving as treasurer and incoming treasurer for over twenty years; and was a member of the Rebecca Circle. She was also a member of the Colorado-Fayette LVN Society in which she held many offices.
She was a life long resident of Weimar.
She was a Licensed Vocational Nurse, working part-time at River Oaks Nursing home in Columbus up to the time of her death.
Ms. Otto is survived by her sister, Elvera Otto of Weimar; one brother, Wilbert Otto and wife Lorina of Weimar; two nephews Douglas Otto and wife Mizti of Austin and Darrell Otto and wife Jennifer of Weimar; one niece, Donna Guentert and husband Darryl of Weimar; and great nieces and nephews, Stephanie Otto of Weimar; and Codi, Case, and Coy Guentert of Weimar.
She is preceded in death by her parents Wilhelm and Lora Otto and one nephew Delbert Otto.
The Weimar Mercury January 31, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Otto, Lovina Dell (Wulf)
Lovina Otto Services Held April 10
Lovina Dell Otto, 69, of Weimar died on April 8 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
She was born on Sept. 19, 1938, in Hallettsville to William and Lillie Wulf. She attended Sacred Heart School in Hallettsville.
On Sept. 14, 1958, she married Wilbert J. Otto in Hallettsville.
She worked as a convenience store owner, childcare provider and housewife.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar and participated in the church's Rebecca Circle and Caring Hearts group.
She was also a member of the Weimar PTA.
Lovina was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and sister-in-law.
She received great joy in watching her children and grandchildren grow and participate in various events.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, April 10, at Faith Lutheran Church, with Pastor Heft Beyer officiating.
Interment followed in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Pallbearers included grandsons Case Guentert, Coy Guentert and Dylon Otto; son-in-law Darryl Guentert and nephews Bryan Janak and Mark Kansteiner.
Survivors include her husband of 49-1/2 years and three children, Douglas Otto and wife Mitzi of Austin and their daughter Stephanie, Donna Guentert and husband Darryl of Weimar and their children Codi, Case and Coy and Darrell Otto and wife Jennifer of Weimar and their children Megan and Dylon.
She is also survived by two sisters, Barbara Janak of Weimar and Natalie Pitre of Opelousas, La.; two brothers, Roger Wulf of Berke Claire and Paul Wulf of Brazoria and one sister-in-law, Elvera Otto of Weimar.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Rita Kansteiner and Georgie McElroy, son Delbert Otto and sister-in-law Lorine Otto.
Weimar Mercury, April 17, 2008, page 2A
Otto, Mathilda (Hattermann)
Mathilda Otto Funeral Held Nov. 24
Funeral services were held on November 24 for Mathilda Otto, 97, at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar, with Rev. Skip Sirnic officiating. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Otto Passed away on November 21 of natural causes at Parkview Manor.
A life-long resident of the area, Mrs. Otto was born in Fayette County to Sophie (Wern) and Henry H. Hattermann Sr., on September 17, 1898. She attended Oak Grove School for 8 years. On December 30, 1919 she married Ernest Fred Otto. Mrs. Otto was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband on March 8, 1977; son Ernest E. H. Otto; daughter-in-law Justine Otto; two infant sisters; brothers Charles Hattermann Sr., George Hattermann, Henry Hattermann Jr. and Paul T. Hattermann; and sisters Minnie Emmels and Annie Otto.
Survivors include her sister, Lenora Raabe of Weimar; sisters-in-law, Adela Hattermann and Alvina Otto, both of Weimar; step-daughter-in-law, Mary Otto of Weimar; grandchildren, Howard Otto of Nuevo, California, Willis Otto of East Bernard, Catherine Poppe of Weimar, Phil Otto of Weimar, Marilyn Rodgers of Conroe, Dennis Otto of Schulenburg; step-grandchildren, Raymond Krolczyk of Houston and Richard Krolczyk of Katy.
She also had 16 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews, Leon Hattermann, Charlie Hattermann jr., Paul A. Hattermann, Wilbert Otto, Albert Otto and Melvin Otto.
The Weimar Mercury, November 30, 1995
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Otto, Mathilde (Zoellner)
Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Otto, Weimar Area Resident
Funeral services for Mrs. Mathilde Otto, 73, a forty-five-year resident of the New Bielau area whose death occurred at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of her son, Arthur Otto, were held Saturday afternoon from the home and at the Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiating. Interment was in the New Bielau Cemetery.
The deceased, Nee Mathilde Zoellner was born near Brenham on April 14, 1866. She was baptized in Salem Lutheran Church on June 24rh. In 1869 her parents moved to Fayette county where the young girl was confirmed in the Lutheran Church at Black Jack Springs on March 21, 1880. On Nov 21, 1889, she married Edmund Otto, continuing to reside on the parental farm, however, until 1892, at which time they moved to the New Bielau section.
Nine children were born to them, two girls who died at an early age and seven sons, one of whom, Herman died in Camp Lee in Virginia during the World War. The father was taken out of the home by death on April 10, 1934. The mother then made her home with her son, Arthur, until the time of her death. In ailing health since last Fall, Mrs. Otto was seriously ill but a few days prior to her decease.
She is survived by six sons, Carl, Ernest, Willie, Arthur, Adolf and Edmund Otto, together with eight grand children, all of whom live in the Weimar area; one brother, William Zoellner of Flatonia and a half-brother, Otto Hahnke of Weimar.
Pallbearers included Fred Wiese, Julius Haas, Emil Poppe, Arthur Koehn, Charlie Hattermann and F. F. Anders.
A deluge of rain fell during the services at the cemetery delaying progress considerably.
The deceased was a quiet and unassuming, true, old-fashioned mother of the best type and her passing leaves a feeling of sorrow among her many friends of this section. Te bereaved family members and relatives, the Mercury extends its sincere sympathy.
Funeral arrangements were under direction of Mr. Elliot Hubbard of the Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1939
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Mrs. Otto, wife of Mr. Fritz Otto, sr., died the first of the week, after a long illness, at the family residence a few miles north of town, and was brought here Tuesday afternoon and buried at the Weimar cemetery [unknown].
Weimar Mercury, November 30, 1895
Otto, Wilbert John
Wilbert Otto Services Held Oct. 17
Wilbert John Otto, 76, of Weimar passed away Oct. 15 at his home.
He was born to Wilhelm and Lora (Ehlers) Otto of Weimar on Aug. 17, 1932.
Wilbert married Lovina Dell Wulf on Sept. 17, 1958.
He served in the U. S. Army as a corporal from May 1953 to May 1955 in the Korean War.
He owned Handy Shop Drive-In for more than 30 years and was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, one son Delbert Otto, one sister Lorene Otto and his parents.
Wilbert is survived by his sons Doug Otto and wife Mitzi and their daughter Stephanie of Austin and Darrell Otto and wife Jennifer and their children Megan and Dylon of Weimar, daughter Donna Guentert and husband Darryl and their children Codi, Case and Coy of Weimar.
He is also survived by his sister Elvera Otto of Weimar.
Funeral services were held Oct. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Herbert Beyer officiating.
Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.
Pallbearers were Case Guenter, Coy Guentert, Dylon Otto, Darryl Guentert, John Elstner and Melvin Otto.
Honorary pallbearers were the Coffee Club and the Poker group.
Everyone knew him as Mr. Otto from the Handy Shop, but that is not all he was.
Wilbert Otto was a loving husband, supportive father, and proud grandfather.
For all the locals and travelers, Grandpa was probably one of the first people you would’ve met and the one you would always remember.
What better man to get a welcome from him?
Weimar Mercury, October 23, 2008
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Wilhelm E.
William Otto Funeral Here March 2
Funeral services for William E. Otto, 79, were held Saturday, March 9, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Otto died at 6:30 p.m. March 7 at Youens Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 14, 1894, at New Bielau, son of Edmund Otto Sr. and Mathilda Zoellner Otto. He served in the Army in World War I. He married Lora Ehlers on February 14, 1928; she preceded him in death in 1966.
Mr. Otto was engaged in farming until ill health forced early retirement. He moved into Weimar 15 years ago.
He is survived by one son, Wilbert, two daughters, Misses Lorene and Elvera Otto, daughter-in-law Lavina Otto, four grandchildren, Delbert, Douglas, Donna and Darrell, all of Weimar; four brothers, Charles, Ernest and Edmund Otto Jr. of Weimar and Arthur Otto of Glidden; and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers preceded him in death, Herman in 1918 and Adolf in 1973, and two sisters died in infancy. He also lost a grandson.
Pallbearers were Marvin Otto, Melvin Otto, Reuben Otto, Albert Otto, Edwin Kattau, and Lawrence Muehr.
The Weimar Mercury, March 21, 1974.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Otto, Wilhelmina Regina (Haas)
Funeral for Mrs. A. Otto Held March 7
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmina Otto, 76, of Columbus were held Monday, March 7, from Hubbard Funeral Home here, with burial in the New Bielau Cemetery.
Rev. Robert E. Schlortt of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, and Rev. Vernon F. Rabel of Faith Lutheran Church, Weimar, officiated.
Mrs. Otto died March 6 at River Oaks Convalescent Center in Columbus after a massive stroke.
Born Sept. 6, 1911, she was a daughter of Julius and Elizabeth (Raabe) Haas. She was reared in the Borden community and was married to Arthur A. Otto at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Nov. 4, 1931. She was a practical nurse and a member of the Weimar PTA, Oak Grove Home Demonstration Club, and AARP. She was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar and later a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Her husband survives her, along with one daughter, Elsie Kahlden of Columbus; one son, Reuben A. Otto of Houston; six grandchildren, Valerie Smith of Columbus, Suzanne Conway of Nacogdoches, Beth Kahlden of Columbus, and Debra, Melanie and Jeffrey Otto of Houston; four great-grandchildren, Amber, Lance and Mallorie Smith of Columbus and Caitlin Conway of Nacogdoches; three sisters, Alvina Otto of Weimar, Anna Carson of LaMarque, and Lena Hanzelka of El Campo; a brother, Frank J. Haas of Soledad, Calif.
Three sisters, Theresa Raabe of Weimar, Alma Pohl of Hallettsville and Mary Hanzelka of Hungerford, and three infant children preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were her nephews, David E. Henry Jr. of Magnolia, Edwin Hanzelka Jr. of Rosenberg, Edward Mika of Houston, Jerry Mika of Hallettsville, and Marvin and Melvin Otto of Weimar. Named honorary pallbearers were nephews Elo F. Raabe of Houston and Milton Mika of Hallettsville.
The Weimar Mercury, March 17, 1988
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders