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Paasch, Anna

Miss Anna Paasch Funeral Is Held

Miss Anna Paasch of Frelsburg died in Fayette Memorial hospital in La Grange at 6 p.m. Saturday June 8.

She was born August 24, 1870 at Frelsburg. Her father, Christian Paasch, was born In Germany and her mother, Gesina Torhorst, was born in Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Columbus Funeral home with Rev. Milroy Gregor officiating. Burial was in the Trinity Lutheran cemetery in Frelsburg.

Survivors include one sister, Miss Emily Paasch; and 6 brothers, Henry William, Christian, Otto, George and John Paasch, all of Frelsburg.

Colorado County Citizen, June 13, 1957

Paasch, Christian

Post Specials: Frelsburg, Tex., July 2.--Mr. C. Paasch, a prominent and wealthy stockman and farmer, living __ miles south of here, died this morning after a lingering illness. A short time ago Mr. Paasch left for Marlin in hopes of regaining his health, but in vain. Several days ago he, on the advice of physicians, returned home as his case was a hopeless one. He was 58 years of age. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, July 7, 1900, page 5

Paasch, George G.

George Paasch

Funeral services for George G. Paasch of Frelsburg were held May 12 from the Columbus Funeral Home with The Rev. Harold Fehler officiating. Burial was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, at Frelsburg.

Mr. Paasch died at his home May 10 at the age of 91. He was born Feb. 5, 1886 near Frelsburg, a son of Christian and Gesine Tohors Paasch.

Mr. Paasch was engaged in the farming and ranching business for many years with other members of his family.

Survivors include his brother, John Paasch of Frelsburg; one nephew, Robert Freye of Yoakum; and 5 nieces, Edna Gerhold of Yoakum, Elsie Haverlan of Pawnee, Almida Suhr and Noreen Sippel of New Braunfels and Charleen Paasch of San Antonio.

Those serving as pallbearers were Walter Sippel Jr., James Stolle, W. Frank Suhr, Walter Sippel, III, Ervin Cloat, Lester Weishuhn, John Warren and Henry Mrkwa.

Colorado County Citizen, May 19, 1977

Paasch, John Elias

Paasch

John Elias Paasch, age 96, passed away at St. Luke’s Lutheran Hospital in San Antonio on March 28. Mr. Paasch had been a resident of Frelsburg and Columbus area until the past seven months when he moved to New Braunfels to be nearer his family. Mr. Paasch had been in poor health for the past several months.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 30 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Rev. James Hinkhause from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Braunfels conducted the services. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Frelsburg]

Serving as pallbearers were Walter Sippel, Jr., James Stolte and Frank Suhr of New Braunfels, Phil Karstadt and Walt Sippel of San Antonio, Lester Weishuhn and Henry Mrkwa of Frelsburg and Mike Stolte of Houston.

Mr. Paasch and his brothers and sisters had een[sic] engaged in farming and ranching near Frelsburg where he was born and lived until May 1977.

When his last brother, George Paasch, passed away, John moved to Autumn Hills Convalescent Home in Columbus until he moved to New Braunfels in September 1984.

Mr. Paasch had six brothers and five sisters, all of whom preceded him in death.

His hobbies were playing cards and dominoes. He could still win nearly every domino game at the convalescent home in New Braunfels. Mr. Paasch was a good neighbor and friend.

He had a very positive outlook on life. Mr. Paasch never complained about anything. Shortly before his death, he commented to one of his nieces that he had a lot to be thankful for that he could still see some, hear a little, enjoy eating and enjoy visitors until his last day. Mr. Paasch enjoyed a simple life, and he touched the lives of those who knew him in a positive manner.

Mr. Paasch is survived by five nieces and one nephew - Charleen Paasch of San Antonio Noreen Sippel and Almida Suhr of New Braunfels, Elsie Haverlah of Kenedy, Edna Gerhold and Robert Freye of Yoakum. Other survivors include great nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Colorado County Citizen, April 18, 1985

Paasch, Ophelia (Schulz)

Mrs. Paasch’s Last Rites Held Here Monday

Funeral services were held in Columbus Funeral home Monday for Mrs. Ophelia Paasch, 80, who died in Columbus hospital Saturday. She was the wife of Christian Paasch of Route 2, New Ulm. The couple married in 1907 and lived on their farm near Frelsburg. A native of Witting, Lavaca county, Mrs. Paasch’s maiden name was Schulz. Her birth date was Feb. 5, 1886.

Rev. Harold Fehler of Trinity Lutheran church of Frelsburg officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and a brother, Louis H. Schultz of La Grange, and several nieces and nephews. A son, Ervin, was killed in an auto accident Oct. 7, 1961.

Pallbearers were Vestine Schulte, Edward L. Matocha Jr., Julius Schulz, Henry W. Parker, Melvin Schulte and Robert Freye.

Colorado County Citizen, October 20, 1966

Paasch, William

William Paasch

William Paasch, 97, died Jan. 27 in the Columbus Hospital. He lived near Frelsburg with other members of his family until several years ago when he moved to the Columbus Convalescent Home. Mr. Paasch was engaged in the farming and ranching business for many years near Frelsburg.

Services were conducted by Rev. Harold Fehner from the Columbus Funeral Home Saturday. Interment was in the Frelsburg Lutheran Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Walter Sippel Jr., James Stolte, Paul Gerhold, Kermit Kickler, Walter Venghaus and Charlie Brokmeyer.

Survivors include his 2 brothers, George and John Paasch of Frelsburg; one nephew, Robert Frye, and 3 nieces, Edna Gerhold of Yoakum, Elsie Haveriah of Kenedy, Almedia Suhr and Noreen Sippel of New Braunfels and Charleen Paasch of San Antonio.

Colorado County Citizen, February 3, 1972

Pace, Gretchen L.

Gretchen Pace Services Held On Feb. 1

Memorial Services were held on Feb 1 for Mrs. Maurice (Gretchen) Pace at the Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar, with the Rev. Ernie Dean officiating.

Mrs. Pace died on Jan 29 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center after suffering a stroke

Mrs. Pace was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on June 6, 1917. She was 79 years old. She attended Berry College, and married Maurice Pace Aug. 17, 1963 in Houston. Mrs. Pace was retired and had lived in the Weimar area since 1972.

She is survived by her husband; one daughter and son-in-law Adene and Jimmy Guidry of Pasadena; two sisters, Iris Cook of Avon Park, Fla., and Helen Dees of Riverview, Fla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Pace was preceded in death by one sister, Tinda Darnell.

The family reqested that memorials be made to the Weimar Public Library.

Weimar Mercury, February 6, 1997
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Pace, Maurice Creighton

Maurice Pace Funeral Services Held May 29

Maurice Creighton Pace, 88, of Texas City, formerly of Weimar, died May 19 in Texas City. Funeral services were held May 29 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating. [Burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Mr. Pace was born Oct. 9, 1914 in Alabama. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

On Aug. 17, 1963, he married Gretchen Pace. He lived in this area for 25 years also living in Houston.

He served as commander in the VFW, and taught golf at Weimar Golf Course.

He spent his last four years with daughter, Adene and son-in-law, Jimmy. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He especially loved small children and all animals.

Mr. Pace is survived by daughter, Adene Guidry and husband Jimmy of Bayou Vista; one sister, Hazel Smith of Arizona; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gretchen Pace.

The Weimar Mercury, June 5, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Pachal, Annie Matilda (Schram)

Early Resident, Ms. Annie Pachal, Succumbs at 89

Mrs. Annie Matilda Pachal, who had lived in the Oak Grove section below Weimar most of her life, moving to Columbus about 15 years ago, died at her home at 7:45 a. m. Wednesday, January 17, at the age of 89.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Untermeyer Funeral Home in Columbus, continuing with services at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. The Rev. G. Wolf officiated.

Mrs. Pachal was born in Oldenberg, Germany, Dec. 18, 1872, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Schram. She was an infant when the family came to America, settling at Bryan. There she was confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church and on Feb. 14, 1896, was married to August Pachal. In 1910 they moved to Oak Grove, and after Mr. Pachal’s death in 1929, Mrs. Pachal continued to live there until her failing health forced her to move to town.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. John (Clara) Greak and Mrs. Finton[sic] (Louise) Schweke of Columbus, Mrs. Alva (Olga) Lamkin of Weimar, Mrs. Adolf (Hulda) Thumann of Oak Grove, and Mrs. Louis (Hattie) Lamkin of San Antonio; one son, Henry Pachal of Bellville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Amelia Schultz of Bryan. A daughter, Alma, preceded her in death 37 years ago.

Pallbearers were Edward Lamkin of California; Henry Pachal Jr. of Bellville; Ed. Schultz, Arnold Schultz, Richard Schram and Emmet Schram, all of Bryan; Willie Schram Jr. of San Antonio; and Ted Zuelke of Thorndale.

Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1962, pages 1 and 10
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Pachal, August Henry

Good Man Passes Unto His Reward

Many friends throughout this section deeply regretted to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. August H. Pachal, well known farmer of the Oak Grove community, which occurred at the family home Friday about noon. Mr. Pachal had been in failing health for some time past, but no one dreamed of the seriousness of his troubles. Friday morning it was noticed that something was radically wrong with his condition and a physician was hurriedly summoned, but despite all efforts he passed away soon afterward. Something in the nature of a paralytic stroke cause his death, we are told.

We have been furnished with the following data regarding Mr. Pachal’s life.

August Henry Pachal was born in Grocholin, Germany, Aug. 1, 1869. In 1883 he came to America. He first located in Madison county, this state. There he married Miss Anna Schram. The couple afterward moved to Big Spring,in Howard county. In 1911 they moved to Weimar, and have been living in this vicinity ever since. Mr. Pachal leaves a widow and six living children, as follows; Henry Pachal, living in Columbus; Mrs. Clara Greak, Columbus; Mrs. Olga Lamkin, Houston; Misses Hulda, Louise and Hettie Pachal, who reside at the family home in the Oak Grove community. One daughter, Miss Alma, preceded him in death some five years ago.

Mr.Pachal ever proved himself a good, desirable citizen, a model husband and father, and the best of neighbors and friends. He will be sadly missed in the community in which he had resided for so long a time. [Interment in Miller Creek Cemetery]

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved one.

Weimar Mercury, October 11, 1929

Pachas, Aristine

A HORRIBLE DEATH

Anistine, the little three-year-old daughter of Vincen Pachas,who lives several miles north of town on the Bittner farm, while kindling a fire Wednesday evening out in the field, was so unfortunate as to have her clothing catch on fire, and her body from head to foot was burned to a solid blister. Her sufferings were terrible to behold and although Dr. Ed Walker did all in his power to lessen the pain, she only lived two hours. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1895

Paine, Junius Erasmus

After a severe illness of several weeks the death of Mr. J. E. [Junius Erasmus] Paine occurred at his residence in this city on Friday noon of last week, the 7th day. He was buried in the afternoon of the next day in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. At the time of his death he was 63 years of age. The sickness that caused his death was a complication of diseases made the more serious by his advanced age. He was an old settler in this part of Texas, having been here for many years. He was a man of many fine qualities and was respected and esteemed by all. He was a member of the Methodist church, and was a devout christian, being a leading member in his church. The services at his burial were performed by Rev. H. M. Haynie, the pastor of his church. He left a wife and five children, two sons and three daughters. All of his children are grown and all married except two, a son and a daughter. On the day of his funeral many friends assembled at his residence, and followed his remains to their burial place. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of The Mercury and the entire community in their bereavement

Weimar Mercury, October 15, 1892.
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

 IN MEMORIAM

Died, at his home in Weimar, Texas, on Friday, the 7th instant, about noon, of inanition[sic], MR. JUNIUS E. PAINE, aged 66 years[sic] and 2 days.[sic]

The subject of the above notice was born in Giles county, Tennessee, Oct. 25, 1829, and emigrated to Texas in 1856, where he lived until his death.

Truly it can be said of him, in the language of the great Apostle to the Gentiles, :"To live is the Lord's, to die is gain; I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept his faith;" "For now I am ready to be offered up, and the time of my departure is at hand."

Since it has pleassed the Great Dictator of the universe to take from us, the members of Thos. Q. Mullin Lodge, No. 1500, K of H., of which he was a faithful and zealous member for many years, to the Celestial lodge above, our dearly beloved brother, Junius E. Paine, where there are no more sorrows to soothe, no more tears to shed. Therefore be it resolved,

1st. That we dceeply mourn the loss of our brother, and acknowledge the voice of God's providence in this event, admonishing us that we must diligently and earnestly fill up the vaccum caused by his removal;

2nd. That in the death of Brother Paine our lodge has lost an efficient member, and we a valued co-worker;

3rd. That we thank God for the exemplary character, the life of unwearied diligence in chiristian service and the peaceful death of our brother.'

4th. That we tender to the family of the deceased our sincere sympathy in this sad bereavement, and we point them to the Father in heaven, who alone can give real comfort to his afflicted children, and that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the deceased; that a copy be also sent to THE WEIMAR MERCURY for publication. Respectfully submitted,

W. T. McLeary, James P Taylor, H. M Carter, Committee.

Weimar Mercury, October 15, 1892

Paine, Maria Louise (Ruddell)

Former Citizen Is Claimed By Death

News was received here Monday that Mrs. M. L. Paine, former resident and school teacher of this city, had died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Kate Walker, in Bay City, Sunday. The remains were brought to this city Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock for interment in the Weimar cemetery.

Due to shortness of notice and inclement weather only a small crowd of her friends of this place were present at the funeral service.

Mrs. Paine lived in this city for many years, prior to her removal to Bay City to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Walker. She was a highly educated lady, taught many of the older citizens of this place in years gone by, who had a deep respect and reverence for this estimable lady and who deplore her death, although, of course, she was well along in years and had grown very feeble.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 31, 1934
Submitted by Bill Stein

Paine, Thomas Junius

Weimar Local Matters

Died, in this city Friday afternoon at 3:30, the 5-year-old son of Prof. T. J. Paine, principal of the high school at Calvert. The little fellow was attacked with membranous croup a few days before he died. The best of medical attention was given, but to no purpose. The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery beside his grandfather, J. E. Paine, Saturday morning, followed to the last resting place by many friends and relatives.

Colorado County Citizen, August 31, 1893
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Palmer, Hartley E. “Skinny”

H. E. Palmer Memorial Service Set Sept. 14

Hartley E. (Skinny) Palmer, 91, of Weimar died Sept. 9 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston. A memorial service was scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at First United Methodist Church in Weimar at 2 p.m., with Rev. Judith Sellers officiating.

Hartley was born on April 30, 1914 in Hitchcock to Doyle T. Palmer and Meta (Hepler) Palmer.

He was employed by Amaco Refinery, retiring after 35 years.

He then moved to Comfort to raise quarter horses. In 1989 he became a resident of Weimar.

He is survived by his wife, Agatha P. Palmer; stepchildren and spouses, Betty K. and Dalton F. Neill, Karl R. Kutzer, JoAnn K and Lee Van Burkleo, Linda K and Henry Hudec Jr.

He is also survived by his brother, Leslie L. Palmer; sister, Dorothy (Palmer) Evans; numerous grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Honorary attendants will be Henry Hudec Jr., Lee Van Burkleo, Dalton Neill and Karl Kutzer.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice at the Medical Center, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX, 713-677-7262.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 2005, page 2A

Palmer, Mathilda (Stahl) Kosler

Funeral For Mrs. Palmer Held Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda (Kosler) Palmer, 84, of Weimar were held Monday, Oct. 20, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Concelebrating the mass were Rev. Charles Carolan, Rev. Joseph Koebel of Wharton and Rev. Sean Donahue of Wharton.

Mrs. Palmer died at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

Born July 6, 1902, at Dubina, she was a daughter of German and Ernestine (Tecler) Stahl. She was married to Stephen Kosler Sr., who died in 1942, and later to Roy Palmer, who died in 1975.

Surviving are four daughters, Viola Anders of Wharton, Dora Brown of Columbus, Bernice Kubesch and Gladys Rosenauer of Weimar; one son, Melvin M. Kosler of San Antonio and 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were three sisters, Mary Rollins, Millie Stahl and Lillie Kosler; a brother, Joe Stahl Sr.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers at her funeral were James Anders, David Anders, Ray Thomas Brown Jr., Tommy Janak, Joseph Kosler, Patrick Rosenauer, Gary Rosenauer and Darryl Bertsch.

Weimar Mercury, October 23, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Palmer, Roy V., Jr.

Roy V. Palmer Jr. of Columbus died March 19 at Columbus Community Hospital.  He was 35 years of age.

Funeral services were held March 12 at Henneke Funeral Home, with interment at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Brother Gene Hancock and Brother Ray Mc Glothlin officiated.

Mr. Palmer, who had resided in Columbus about six months, was a teacher and construction worker.

He was born Feb. 4, 1945 at Long Beach Calif., the son of Roy V. Palmer Sr. and the former Jaxie Lewis.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy V. Palmer Sr. of Columbus; grandmother, Mrs. C. H. Lewis of Columbus; four sisters, Gerrell Dean Clark of Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. Carroll Jean Duvall of Sterling Heights, Mich., Mary Etta Hobbs of Grand Prairie, Texas and Rebecca Ruth Palmer of Fitchburg, Mass.; and three brothers, Charles A. Palmer of Abilene, Texas, Richard H. Palmer of Dallas and Philip D. Palmer of Nairobi, Kenya.

Pallbearers were J. E. Lewis, Robert Hunt, Dr. F. T. Barfield Jr., G. E. Pitchford, John Hardin and High Mingle.

Colorado County Citizen, March 20, 1980, Page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Pang, Sam

Chinese Laundryman Dead

Sam Pang, the Chinese laundry man of Columbus, is no more.

He was found lying on the floor of a back room of his residence and business place Monday morning where he had fallen dead as he was sitting at his table.

Justice E. C. Thrower held an inquest Monday and found that the man had come to death from natural causes. A quantity of money was found on his person and in the house, totaling a hundred fifty-three dollars.

A brief funeral service was held Monday evening and the remains laid to rest in the City Cemetery.

Sam Pang was a good Chinaman, quiet and peaceful, attending to his own business and taking no part in the arguments of the street. He had lived in this city some thirty years and had been next door neighbor to the Citizen force for the past year, during which time he proved a good neighbor, attending to the “washee:”

So far as is known, he had no relatives.

Colorado Citizen, December 18, 1924

Papenberg, William Christian

W. C. Papenberg Retired District Clerk Dies Here

The long life of W. C. Papenberg, retired district clerk of Colorado county, came to an end in Columbus hospital last Sunday. Mr. Papenberg, who was 88, had been in the hospital since April 30.

Last rites were held yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in St. Paul’s Lutheran church, conducted by Untermeyer Funeral home. Burial was in the mausoleum[later moved] at Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. It was the first service for a local person at the mausoleum, built about 2 years ago. Rev. G. Wolf of St. Paul’s Lutheran church officiated. The courthouse remained closed all afternoon in homage to the departed officeholder.

Mr. Papenberg served 38 years as district clerk, until he retired in 1947. He was first elected in 1908.

Born Jan 21, 1870, in Ames, Ill., he came to Columbus in June 1900. He was married to Emma Buescher Oct 27, 1904. The couple had one daughter, Gladys Papenberg Glass, who died Nov. 28, 1935.

Mr. Papenberg taught in Illinois before coming to Texas and after he came to Colorado county was teacher in Pin Oak, Buescher and Glidden schools.

Survivors are his widow; a grandson, Douglas V. Glass Jr., and 3 brothers, Charles and Oscar Papenberg of Red Bud, Ill., and Henry Papenberg of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Pallbearers were Jack Leyendecker, Bennett Hastings, Louis Waldvogel, Ernest Bertsch, Ellis Miller, W. H. Miekow, Charles Rutta and Edgar Litzmann.

Out of town relatives attending the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Papenberg and son Arnold Papenberg and another relative from Illinois; Mrs. Earline Landig, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Landig, Mrs. J. T. McNabb and Mrs. E. R. Covel, Houston; and Mr. and Mrs. Jennerson Buescher and family of San Antonio.

Colorado County Citizen, May 8, 1958, page 1

Papp, Henry

Columbus, Tex., Aug. 9.---Henry Papp, 70 years old, after a lingering illness died Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock and was buried Thursday morning in the city cemetery. Rev. D. E. Carr of the Methodist Church officiating. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. May Coleman of Cameron; a half-brother, W. A. Mathee of Houston, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Bertha Wagner of Columbus and Mrs. Emma Mathee of Galveston.

Weimar Mercury of April 16, 1915

Parham, Edward

Edward Parham Funeral Services Held Nov. 19

Edward "Ed" Parham, 81, of Sheridan, died Nov. 15 at Schulenburg Regency.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 19 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Lee R. Kunkel officiating.

Interment followed in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Edward was born May 20, 1925 in Royston, Ga. to Clarence C. and Willie D. (Borders) Parham.

He attended school through 12th grade.

Ed married Kathryn (Kiefer) Parham on Sept. 29, 1952.

Mr. Parham lived in Sheridan since 1972 and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Schulenburg, V.F.W in Weimar and Sheridan Lions Club. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer U.S. Navy, serving 31 years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn M. Parham of Sheridan; son, John H. Parham and wife Dina of Lansing, Mich.; grandchildren, Deidra Perez of Houston, Bethany Karanz of San Antonio, J. J. Parham of Lansing, Mich.; and great-grandchild, Agnes Kathryn Perez.

He is also survived by his sister, Jane McKinney and husband Tom of Bowman, Ga.; brother, Jackie D. Parham of Elberton, Ga.; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harry and Grace Brisco of Sheridan, and brother-in-law, Gene Fortson of Fairfield Glade, Penn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence C. and Willie D. (Borders) Parham; sister, Faye Fortson; and brother, Clarence C. Parham Jr.

Pallbearers were Javier Perez, Harry Brisco Jr., Wayne Dupre, Franklin Walker, Justin Brisco and Warren Dupre.

Weimar Mercury, November 23, 2006

Parham, Kathryn “Kay” (Kiefer)

Parham

Kathryn "Kay" Parham, 84, of Sheridan, passed away April 12 at Schulenburg Regency.

She was born in St. Louis, Mo. April 24, 1923 to Henry John and Myrtle Grace (Burford) Kiefer and married Edward A. Parham, Sept. 29, 1952. She was retired from Rice Consolidated Indep-endent School District and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Schulenburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Grace Kiefer Brisco.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John H. and Dina Parham of Lansing, Mich.; brother-in-law, Harry Brisco Sr. of Sheridan; sister-in-law, Jane McKinney of Bowman, Ga.; grandchildren, Deidra Perez, Bethany Karnatz and J.J. Parham; and great-grandchildren, Agnes Perez and Madelyn Karnatz.

Funeral services were conducted April 14 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Lee R. Kunkel officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Pallbearers were Warren Dupre, Harry Brisco Jr., Javier Perez, Gabriel Perez and Aaron Karnatz.

Colorado County Citizen, April 16, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

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Parks, John Martin

Funeral Rites Held Here for John M. Parks

John Martin Parks, a 24-year resident of Columbus, died Sunday in the Columbus Community Hospital.

Services were held Tuesday from Columbus Funeral Home, with interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

J. M. (Jim) Parks was born Sept. 9, 1905 in QuinIan, Texas. His parents, Melissa Angela and Alfred Franklin Parks, were both school teachers and farmers. As a child he walked to school every day rain or, shine, a distance of 5 miles one way. He graduated from Farmersville High School at Farmersville in 1922.

He entered Texas A.&M. College in the fall of 1923 and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He received his degree in agronomy in 1927. He was the first county agent in Lavaca County. It was there, in Hallettsville, that he met and married Dorothy (Fuller) Parks, his wife of 46 years.

In October 1935 he joined the Soil Conservation Service and spent 28 years in South and Central Texas at this profession. In 1958 he was selected by the U. S. State Department to go to Ghana, Africa. He spent 2 years developing a complete agricultural program for this new developing nation.

In 1962, he joined the State Department of Public Welfare in Columbus and worked there until his retirement in 1972.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Columbus, Arabia Shrine Temple and the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Columbus, daughter Marlene Brandt of Pampa and a son, John H. Parks of Columbus. Other survivors include 3 sisters. Mrs. Russel D. Rendleman of Carbondale, Ill., Mrs. Millard Shaw of San Antonio and Mrs. R. M. Weaver of Seagoville and 4 grandchildren, Terri and Bob Brandt and Melissa and Stafford Parks.

Colorado County Citizen, April 28, 1977

Parma, Adeline Pauline "Lena" (Breitkreutz)

Adeline Pauline "Lena" Parma, 90, of Eagle Lake, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2002 at the Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake following a brief illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, she was born October 26, 1911 in Eagle Lake to Leo and Bertha Moeckel Breitkreutz.

She was baptised May 26, 1912 in Frelsburg and attended local schools.

Lena married Eddie Joseph "Butch" Parma in Columbus on September 9, 1937. She retired from southwestern Bell after many years of service.

A charter member and faithful servant of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, she was active in the Eagle Lake Recreation Center and the Ladies Golf Association and had been a resident of the Heritage House for the past year.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, E. J. "Butch" Parmer in 1992; sisters, Ella Zieglar and Esther Anne Kelso; and a brother, Otto Breitkreutz.

Survivors include her stepson, Lang Parma, and wife, Jeanie, of Lake Jackson; step-children; a sister-in-law, Bernice Kullhanek of La Grange; other relatives and many friends including caregivers Lucille and Henry Kretzschmar Sr. of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Mrch 4, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Clements Richards, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagles Lake, officiating.

Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Services were under the directions of Dulany Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Louis Schorlemmner, E. F. "Mickey" :Kochwelp, Marvin Duddleston, Billie Karlson, Henry L. Kretzschmar Jr. and Daniel Viktorin.

The family requests memorial be made to Grace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 875, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 7, 2002

Parma, Martha M.

Martha M. Parma

Martha M. Parma, 94, of Eagle Lake, passed away on Tuesday, January 23 in Houston.

She was born on February 2, 1912 in Holman.

She was a housewife and was of the Catholic faith.

Martha was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Parma, Sr.; five brothers; and five sisters.
Survivors include two sons, Bernie Parma of Houston, Stanley Parma and wife, Syble, of Katy; three grandchildren, Joseph Parma of Houston, Jeffrey Parma and wife, Erin, of Kirbyville, Cindy Ann Parma of Houston; two great grandchildren; Emily and Jeniffer Parma.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 26 at 2 p.m. at The Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with the Father Robert Guerra officiating. Visitation was held on Thursday, January 25 at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel. Rosary was held Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was followed at the Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Joseph Parma, Jeffrey Parma, Jerry Faldyn, Clarence Faldyn, Terry Bernard and James Faldyn.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 1st, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Parma, Stanley Frederick

Rites Held Thurs. For Stanley Parma

Stanley F. Parma, a prominent resident of this community for over thirty years passed away in the M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday of last week at the age of 60. Mr. Parma had been in ill health for only four months but had spent most of that time in the M.D. Anderson Hospital. His passing brought great sadness to his family and his many friends throughout the area. Stanley Frederick Parma was born April 29th, 1910 in Ammansville, Texas, the son of Frank and Agnes Parma. He and Miss Martha Faldyn were united in marriage in Holman, Texas on Oct. 16, 1932. The family spent some time in that area when Mr. Parma was employed with the Carnation Co. They came to Eagle Lake in 1935. For the past fifteen years, he had been associated with Texaco, Inc., local distributor for Texaco products. The firm is owned by Sam K Seymour and J.D. Seymour and sons of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Parma; two sons, Bernie Parma and Stanley Parma, Jr., both of Houston; one grand-daughter, Cindy Ann; five brothers, J.C. Parma of Granger; A.P. Parma of LaCoste, James Parma of Fayetteville, Frank Parma of El Campo, and Vit G. Parma of Corpus Christi; also four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Tengler of Columbus, Mrs. Helen Mensik of Needville, Mrs. Agnes Boshuslav of Ammansville, and Mrs. Betty Mazurek of Schulenburg, and other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 20th from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with the Rev. Edward Geiser officiating. He was placed to final rest in Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Jerry Tengler of Angleton, James Parma, Jr., of Schulenburg, Willie Bohuslav, Jr., of Houston, Jerry Lee Faldyn of Houston, Frankie Ripper, Jr., of Austin, and Joe Faldyn, Jr. of Houston, nephews of the deceased. Rosary was recited in the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, August 19th, with Rev. Father Geiser leading in the Prayers. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August27,1970
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Parr, Adell B. (Drlik)

Adell B. Parr

Adell B. Parr, 90, of Garwood passed away on March 9 in Austin.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920 in Garwood to John and Mary Matcek Drlik.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, H.P. Parr; sisters, Justina Cranek and Mary Hoelscher; and brothers Leo, John, Rudolph and Jim Drlik.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Hattie Drlik; nieces Dorothy Weems, Mary Peters, Henriette Herzik and Gloria Allen and husband Jake; nephews James Drlik, Rudy Drlik and wife Carol, Raymond Drlik and wife Edith, Gerald Hoelscher and wife Daisy, Kenneth Drlik and Stanley Drlik; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted March 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Interment followed at the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charlie Drlik, Preston Little, Kenneth Drlik, Anthony Drlik, Gerald Heintschel and Steve Simon.

Honorary pallbearers are James, Rudy and Raymond Drlik, Jake Allen and Gerald Hoelscher.

Colorado County Citizen, March17, 2010
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Parsons, James Lamar

DIED at the residence of his parents in this city on Sunday, 5th inst., little JAMES LAMAR, the 18-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Parsons. The circumstances attending the death of little Jimmie were particularly unfortunate, he having partaken of concentrated lye left carelessly by a servant within his reach. At first it was believed his lips and mouth only were affected; but, later it was developed that his throat was burned to an alarming degree, and was sloughing off. The operation of tracheotomy was performed by Dr. McDaniel, the little fellow bearing it heroically, and for a time he appeared to be better, resting sweetly; but the Grim Destroyer had marked him for his own, and after great suffering, he passed hence to the Father. His remains were committed to the dust last Monday morning, there to await the judgment day. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 9, 1886

Parson, Larry Fee

Larry Fee Parsons

Larry Fee Parsons, 65, of Eagle Lake/Marlin, Texas passed away Friday, February 29 in Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

Visitation was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Groesbeck Funeral Home.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Marlin with Rev. Eric Moore officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin.

Larry Parsons was born January 1, 1943 in Marlin, to Flew and Virginia Parsons. He married Vicky LaVerene Chalmers on August 1, 1964 in Marlin.

He was a member of Kiwanis in Vernon. He was also a member of the Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce in Eagle Lake.

While in Marlin, Larry was a leader of his son's Boy Scout den and troop, member of the Lions Club and a member and past president of the Jr. Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Marlin.

Larry was dedicated to helping rural hospitals to gain better financial standing. He had 38 years of rural hospital service as an administrator in Marlin, Teague, Groesbeck, Vernon and Eagle Lake.

Larry was chairman of the RCH Protect Board of Directors. He was the first chairman and served for many years in that capacity. He was instrumental in the development of the RCH workers Compensation Cooperative. In addition he was a member of the TORCH Board of Directors from its earliest day and was a total supporter of the organization. His tenure was unusual as a rural hospital administrator for so many years.

He very much enjoyed fishing, especially with his children and grandson. He liked to hunt and had great fun on his annual hunting trips with his TORCH/ RCH buddies.

He is preceded in death by both parents and grandparents, Will and Mittie Parsons as well as Vernon and Lois Bates.

Larry was a devoted and loving son, husband, and father.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Vicky Parsons of Eagle Lake/Marlin, Texas; son, Yancy Michael Parsons and wife, Julie, of Round Rock; daughter, Cinnamon Starr Barton of Austin; grandson, Travis Michael Parsons of Round Rock; nephew, Sam Chalmers of Angleton; niece, Hanna Chalmers of Angleton; brother in law, Eddie Chalmers and wife, Frances, of Angleton; aunts, Myrna Lee Doughty of Dallas and Bonnie Parsons of Waco and numerous cousins, friends and a host of colleagues.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the Salvation Army.

Visit www.groesbeckfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book or leave a memorial message for the family.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 6, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Paschal, Ruby Lillie (Daniels)

Ruby Lillie Daniels Paschal was born 15th of February 1915 in Garwood, Colorado County, Texas. She graduated from Rice University. She married John Myron Paschal on the 26th of January 1945 and raised 3 children while working as a secretary in Houston: 1 daughter, Mary Alice Frantz, now deceased, and 2 sons, John Myron of Katy, Texas and Jerry of Oklahoma.

She moved to Columbus in the late 1970's after her father died. Her mother and she lived together in the circa 1860 home of Judge George McCormick on Travis Street. This historic house has a Texas Historical Medallion which has a white picket fence surrounding it. It had the only detached kitchen in town.

She worked as a bookkeeper for Columbus Butane Company here.

She joined the Shropshire-Upton Chapter #361 U.D.C. on the 9th of October, 1980 and became very active serving as Treasurer for many years and working as a docent in the Confederate Memorial Museum. In 1998, at the Texas Division Convention, U.D.C. in Bryan, Texas, she received a Winnie Davis Medal for devoted service to our Museum.

She hosted meetings in her historic home for the UDC and Dilve Rose Harris Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas at one of her meetings. She told us she made the cake from eggs that she raised in her yard. It was a very delicious cake. She was a member of the John Everett Chapter D.A.R. here also. Ruby was a very active member of the Live Oak Art Center and was an accomplished painter.
Ruby spent her last years in River Oaks Home and died at 99 years on the 9th March 2014. She is buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Columbus.

She was the daughter of Lonnie Enis Daniels of Glidden and Minnie Bell Bailey of Lexington, Texas. Her Confederate Ancestor was Pvt. Samuel Smith Bailey, Co. B. 6 Reg., Texas Calvary, of Kaufman County, Texas.

Obituary submitted by Millycent Cordes

Paschall, Dan A.

Paschall

Dan A. Paschall passed away March 28 at a Houston Hospice.

He was born November 11, 1956 the son of Rena Dale and Alvin Paschall.

Dan attended Rice High School in Altair.

He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin; grandparents, Ed and Estelle Henry; Gary Paschall and Ora Lee Eastland.

Surviving are his wife, Shannon Paschall of Weimar; mother, Rena; daughter, Krissi Paschall; foster daughters and son in-laws, Amber and Carl Tanner, and Crystal and Justin Bowler; grandchildren, Bailey Bowler and Madison Tanner; two sisters,

Louise Johnson and Carrie Claypool; brothers, Butch and Troy Paschall; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Curt Johnson, Mark Claypool, Joylyne and Anna Paschall; nieces and nephews; aunt, Gwen Paschall of Eagle Lake, aunt and uncle, Patsy and Roy Jones of Bernardo, Jean Henry of Sealy and Bonnie Selph of Hallettsville.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 30 at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with Chaplain Don A. Storey, Sr. Hospice Support Care of El Campo officiating.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 15, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Paschall, Daniel A.

Rock Island, March 1. --Dr. D. A. Paschall of this place died Sunday morning at 1 o’clock. the funeral took place at the Myrtle cemetery Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. Dr. Paschall was formerly of Dallas, Tex., and had been here for nine years and most of the time in very bad health. He leaves a widow and two small children, besides several married sons and daughters. He was a prominent physician and a Mason.

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1909

Paschall, Gary A.

Garry Paschall

Garry Paschall, born in Rock Island July 17, 1898 and died Dec. 10th in a hospital in Galveston after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Matthew Larson at the Myrtle Cemetery at 2:30 on Monday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Arlene Smith of El Campo, Patsy Ann Pascal, three sons, Gene, Alvin and Lester, one sister, Mrs. Nora Kinchloe, a brother, Dallas Pascal. A large number of out of town friends and relatives attended the funeral.

Colorado County Citizen, December 16, 1937, page 8
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Paschall, Gary Dallas

Gary Dallas "Denim" Paschall, 47, of Houston, passed away Sept. 25, 2001 in a Houston Hospital.

He was born in Houston, Oct. 22, 1953 to Lester Francis and Bettye Doris (Black) Paschall.

He is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Robert Camp of Santa Fe, Jody and Allen Godwin of Seabrook, Carol and Mike Thomas of Sulphur, La. And Mae and David Saunbrecher of Houston; and aunts Patsy Paschall Jones and husband Roy, of Bernardo, Gwen Paschall of Bernardo, Gwen Paschall of Eagle Lake and Dale Paschall of Houston.

Graveside services and interment were conducted Sept. 29 at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, with the Rev. Bob Allison, pastor, First Baptist Church of Sheridan officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 2001
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Paschall, Lester Francis

Last Rites for Lester Paschall Wed.

Relatives and friends were deeply saddened upon learning of the death of Lester Paschall, 49, of Altair. He succumbed to a heart attack Monday afternoon, January 8, at 1:45 at his home. At the time of his sudden death, he was getting dressed for a visit to the doctor, due to having the flu for several days.

Funeral services were to be held from the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home Wednesday, January 10, at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. The Rev. John Weston, pastor of the United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake, was to officiate. Serving as casket bearers will be James Gertson, Mike Canaris, Jack Dodd, Eugene Steinhauser, Carl Austin and Neal Britton. Mr. Paschall was born December 10, 1929 in Orchard. His parents are Mrs. Ora Lee Tyler Paschall Eastland and the late Garry Paschall. He resided in Eagle Lake, Spring Branch and Altair during his lifetime. He was employed by Lone Star Industries as a welder at the time of his death.

Survivors include his mother: one son Garry Paschall of Houston; two daughters. Mrs. Doris Lee Tyer, of Houston and Mrs. Jodie Godwin of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren, Sam, James Godwin and Travis and Charlotte Tyer; one brother. Gene Paschall of Eagle Lake: two sisters, Mrs. Patsy Ann Jones of Bernardo and Mrs. Arlene Plott, of Marlin. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, Danny Gibson and Alvin Paschall.

Lester was a 1948 graduate of Eagle Lake High School and a member of the 1947 Class B championship football team. He carried a picture of the team which he proudly displayed. This team scored 346 points to 12 for their opponents in eleven games. The late Edwin Rench was the coach at that time.

Paschall served in the United States Naval Reserve for ten years.

Citizens of the area extend sympathy to the family in the loss of this loved one.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, Jan 11, 1979, page 2
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Paschall, Renia Dell (Henry)

Renia Dell Paschall

Renia Dell Paschall, 75, of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, December 10 in Hempstead.

She was born August 12, 1932 in Sheridan the daughter of Ed and Estell Henry.

Renia was employed as a waitress and of the Baptist faith.

Dell was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Louie Alvin Paschall; son, Dan A. Paschall; and two brothers, Davis and Elroy Henry.

Survivors include daughters, Angela Louise Johnson and Curt of Houston; Carrie Claypool and Mark of Simpsonville, S.C.; sons, Butch and JoLynn Paschall of Richmond and Troy and Anna Paschall of Sargent, Texas; sister: Bonnie Selph and Wallace of Hallettsville; grandchildren, Mike Paschall, Alysen Bilson, Jeff Paschall, Scott Paschall, Chris Johnson, Heather Basciano, Matthew Claypool, Krissi Paschall, Sarah Paschall; great-grandchildren, Colin Paschall, Aaron Bilson, Taylor and Brett Brimage.

Funeral services were held on Friday, December 14 at 12 p.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Fling officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Jeff Paschall, Scott Paschall, Mike Paschall and Curt Johnson.

Honorary pallbearer was Matthew Claypool.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 20th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Pate, Lola Belle (Wallace)

Pate

Lola Belle Pate, 78, of Columbus died Monday Jan. 20, 1997, at Magnolia Place.

Born April 28, 1918 in Pearsall, she was the daughter of John G. and Josie (Jenkins) Wallace. On Oct 28, 1934, she married Richard W. Pate. A homemaker, Mrs. Pate had resided in Columbus since 1951.
Services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 22 at Henneke Funeral Home, 1515 Montezuma Street in Columbus. Interment will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Rev. Robert Schlortt will be officiant.
Serving as pallbearers will be Johnny Pate, Will Pate, Frank Adian, Neil Pate, Dickie Lynn Pate, Keith Pate, Toby Lynn Pate and James Adian.

Mrs. Pate is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Annabell and Norman Adian of Austin and Frances Pate of San Antonio; sons and daughters-in-law, Dickie and Jessie Pate of Columbus, Leon and Mae Pate of Austin and Kenneth and Gay Pate of Houston; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on March 20, 1983; and three brothers, Austin, Johnny and Howard Wallace.

Colorado County Citizen, January 22, 1997
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Patton, Jesse McCoy

Jesse M. Patton Is Buried Here

Graveside services were held in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery Sept. 17 for Jesse M. Patton, husband of the former Loraine Sandmeyer. Mr. Patton died in Corpus Christi where he had lived since his retirement.

Shatto Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Patton was employed by the government as an appraiser of land and cattle before he retired. He and Ms. Patton lived in Columbus several years long ago. She died more than 10 years ago.

Survivors include a son, Jesse W.[sic] Patton Jr., student at the University of Texas, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.]

Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 1960, page 9

Patton, Loraine (Sandmeyer)

MRS. PATTON FUNERAL HELD HERE SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Loraine Sandmeyer Patton were held at Coumbus [sic.] Funeral Home Saturday morning with Rev. J. R. Denton of the Episcopal church of Wharton officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest.

Born in Columbus on Sept. 8, 1892, she was a daughter of Ed J. and Virginia Harrison Sandmeyer. She died at her San Antonio home last Thursday after having been ill for some time.

She was married in Richmond to J. M. Patton Jr., of San Antonio; a brother, Earl Sandmeyer of Columbus, and two sisters, Mrs. Nell S. Allen of Houston and mrs. Genevieve Montgomery of New Orleans. A brother, J. F. Sandmeyer, died in Houston in 1917 and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Hudson, died in Carrollton, Mo., about 1937.

Pallbearers were H. M. Wilkins, Ben Connally and Henry Montgomery of Houston, Leland Montgomery Sr. and Leland Montgomery Jr. of New Orleans, and Sam A. Harbert Jr. of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, August 7, 1947, page 6

Paul, Herbert Obenhaus

Herbert Paul Rites Held Here Sat.

Herbert O. Paul, of 1707 West 31st Street, died in an Austin hospital late Thursday, Jan. 18. Formerly a resident of Columbus, he had been a resident of Austin for the past 18 years.

He was chairman of the Texas State Legislative Board, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

The 70-year-old native of Columbus was, at the time of his death, serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the Texas Joint Railway Labor Legislative Board. He also had served on the emergency Resources Management Planning Committee and the Advisory Board of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Paul had been a farmer, rancher and businessman in Columbus and for many years before moving to Austin he also had worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company as a fireman and locomotive engineer.

Mr. Paul was a member of the First Baptist Church in Austin, had served as deacon of that church and past president of Men's Bible Class. He was member of the Headliners club, Downtown Lions club, Austin Chamber of Commerce, Caledonia Masonic Lodge in Columbus, Ben Hur Shrine and Scottish Rite bodies.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Boothe Paul formerly of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Chuck Joyce, of Austin; two grandchildren, Laurie and Jeffy Joyce; also one sister, Mrs. Reuel McGough of Denton; and one brother, Albert C. Paul of Palestine.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. from the Weed-Corley Funeral Home in Austin with Dr. Wm. Denham officiating. The body was brought to Eagle Lake to the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home for services at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and burial in Masonic Cemetery at Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Tom Gunn, Murphy Burch, Ford Wegenhoft, Meteor Frnka, Homer Koliba Sr., J. Ed Lyles, Lloyd Madden and Bob Ham. Honorary pallbearers were members of business Men's Bible Class at First Baptist Church and members of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Those desiring to do so may make a memorial contributions to the Building Fund at the First Baptist Church.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 25, 1973
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Paulsen, Herman Christian

HERMAN PAULSEN, RETIRED SADDLERY OWNER DIES HERE

Funeral services were held at Columbus Funeral home yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon for Herman Christian Paulsen, 84, who died at his home Monday afternoon after a lengthy illness.  Private services were conducted for the family in the home of Mrs. A. N. Evans Sr., a niece, at 1 p.m., followed by the services in the funeral home.  Rev. Gregory Robertson of First Methodist church officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery, with Masons as pallbearers and a Knights Templar escort.  Mr. Paulsen was born Sept. 16, 1882, in Columbus and spent his entire life here.  His parents were Gustav Bernard and Minnie Marie Baumgarten Paulsen.  His father, who fought in the Civil War, did mill work and made the doors for courthouses of Fayette and Colorado counties.  The doors are still in use.  Herman Paulsen bought Columbus Saddlery, later know as Paulsen Saddlery, in 1911 from William Schultz, whose father Frederick G. Schultz, had founded the business in 1846 in a log cabin on Prairie St. and had made saddles for the Confederate army.  Mr Paulsen had gone to work for the saddlery in 1899 to learn the trade.  He was active in the business until he retired several years ago.  He had never married.  He and his older brother, Louis, reared their 3 nieces, Louise Andriano Evans, Charline Andriano Lewis, and Mary Andriano after their father died when they were small. In his later years he enjoyed working in his yard and gave it up only when his eyesight failed.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Arabia Temple Shrine.  He was the last of his family.  His sister, Mrs. Mary Louise Andriano, and brothers Louis, William Max and Marcus, died earlier.  Marcus, a World War I veteran, died of an illness he had contacted in the service.  Besides the 3 nieces, he is survived by a nephew, Billy Paulsen of Houston and another niece, Mrs. Robert Earl Wolters of Columbus; a grand-nephew, A. N. Evans Jr., 2 grand-nieces, Mrs. Joe McKinzie of Columbus and Mrs. Rudy Koenig of Kingsville and a number of great-great nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1967
Submitted by David Hahn

Paulsen, Louis Ernest

L. E. Paulsen Is Laid To Rest Here Yesterday

Funeral services for L. E. Paulsen were held at the Columbus Funeral Home yesterday at 4 p.m. with Rev. A. Guyon of the Methodist church officiating, burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Born Nov. 12, 1877, he was a son of Gustav Bernard and Minnie Marie Baumgarten Paulsen, both of whom were natives of Germany.

A retired employe of Texas Construction Material Company, he had spent most of his life in Columbus.

Death came Tuesday at Rusk.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Louise Andriano, and a brother H. C. Paulsen; also 3 nieces, Mrs. A. N. Evans Sr., Mrs. Charline Lewis and Miss Mary Andriano.

Pallbearers were C. K. Gay, Raymond Burger, Billy Paulsen Joe McKinzie, R. E. Wolters and A. N. Evans Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, September 27, 1956, page 12

Paulsen, Marcus L.

MARCUS PAULSEN DIES AT FAMILY RESIDENCE AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Buried at Odd Fellow's Rest Saturday Afternoon by Brother Masons

Marcus Paulsen, one of the most loved of Columbus' younger men, died at his mother's home last Friday afternoon after a lingering illness lasting almost two years.   His condition had been serious for more than thirty days.   He was buried at Odd Fellows Rest Saturday afternoon at four-thirty in the presence of a great concourse of friends and relatives.   Almost every young man in town was present, attesting to his great popularity with those of about his own age.   The funeral was in charge of Caledonia Lodge No. 68, A. F. and A. M.   The funeral service was preached at the home by Rev. W. A. Manley, pastor of the Methodist church, and the services at the grave side were in charge of Mr. C. K. Quin.   Mr. Paulsen first became ill almost two years ago, soon after he was mustered out of the army in February of 1919 and was constantly under the care of physicians from that time until his death.   In the early stage of his illness he would have rather a bad spell and then would recover and return to his work and his friends and himself would think that he was on the road to recovery.   Then he would again become ill and again recover, until several months ago he gave up all ... to run his business and secured Mr. Tillmeyer to attend to it for him.  

He then went to the soldier's hospital in Houston and remained there for about two months but not liking the conditions there he returned home.   His condition gradually became worse after his return from the hospital and about a month before his death he suffered an attack which warned his friends that the grim reaper could not much longer be denied.   Everything possible was done by his loved ones and his friends but the end was inevitable.   Marcus Paulsen was born in Columbus on the fifteenth day of June, 1891, and died Friday, December 3rd, 1920, at the age of twenty-nine years and five months.   He was educated in the schools of Columbus and after finishing the course served about three years in the printing business, working in the Colorado Citizen office.   After that he went into his brother's tin shop and plumbing business and worked with him for several years.   About the only time he was away from home was a few months he spent in Yoakum in the shoe business and almost a year he spent in the army.   After he returned from Yoakum he opened the shoe shop which he owned at the time of his death and which he had been operating for three and a half years at that time.   He went into the army early in 1918 and was discharged in February of 1919, serving almost a year.   He was sent to Camp Travis when he first entered the army and from there he was transferred to Camp Hancock, Georgia, where he was employed in the camp bakery for several months.   He was later transferred to Camp Jackson in South Carolina and there worked in the army shoe shop located in the camp.   This he followed until he was discharged in February.   He was a member of the Masonic lodge and of the Eastern Star.   Marcus was a friend of everyone who enjoyed his acquaintances.   He was one of the most highly respected young men of this town.   Of a quiet disposition yet always smiling and always friendly, he was loved by all who came in contact with him.   He was honest and industrious; kind hearted toward his fellowman; clean and upright in his life and faithful to his loved ones and to his friends.   His death was not unexpected but the entire community suffered a shock when the news that he was dead was received.   Marcus leaves in addition to his mother, Mrs. Mary Paulsen, one sister, three brothers and three neices who lived in Columbus.   There are:   Mrs. Louise Andriano, L. E Paulsen, H. C. Paulsen, Wm. Paulsen, Mrs. A. N. Evans and Misses Mary and Charline Andriano.   Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Robert Newman, Mr. Gus Baumgarten, Mr. Adolph Baumgarten and Mrs. Wm. Baumgarten all of Yoakum.   The pall bearers were Messrs. E. G. Miller, Sam Harbert, Carl Milentz, Gus Obenhaus, John C. Hoyo and G. R. McNiel.

Colorado County Citizen, December 10, 1920
From the files of David Hahn

Paulsen, Mattie (Burford)

Funeral for Mrs. Paulsen Held Sept. 8

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Burford Paulsen, 98, of Columbus were held Saturday, Sept 8, from Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus with burial in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Paulsen, a lifelong Colorado County resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home, where she had lived the past ten years.

Born Oct. 21, 1891, at Osage, she was a daughter of W. T. and Mattie (Pinchback) Burford. She was married to William M. Paulsen on Feb. 18, 1919. He died Feb 1, 1947. She was a member of First United Methodist Church at Columbus and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Surviving are one son, William M. Paulsen Jr., and wife Betty of Houston; a son-in-law, Robert E. Wolters of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Eric Paulsen, Will Paulsen, Molly Fields, Dr. Robert Wolters, Beth Beken, John Wolters and Paul Wolters; 13 great-grandchildren; two nephews, Dr. Burford of Hahn and Ned H. Burford and four nieces, Ethel Hammons, Mary Jo Dilworth, Hazel Carter and Elizabeth Bosl. A daughter, Faybeth Wolters, preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 1989.

Pallbearers were Eric Paulsen, William B. Paulsen, John Wolters, Paul Wolters, Bob Wolters, Henry Beken and Roger Fields. Honorary pallbearers were A. N. Evans and Kenneth Brune.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1990
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Paulsen, Minnie Marie (Baumgarten)

Mrs. Mary Paulsen, 88, died at her home here early this morning following a long illness.  Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock, and will be conducted jointly by Rev. Don E. Dulany and Rev. W. A. Flachmeier.  Internment Odd Fellows Rest, Columbus Funeral Home having charge.  Mary Baumgarten was born near Berling, Germany, March 27, 1849, and came with her family to Texas in 1869.  In 1870 she was married to Gustave Paulsen at High Hill, Texas.  His death occurred in 1894.  Surviving Mrs. Paulsen are four children:  Lewis E., William J., Herman C., and Mrs. Louise Andriano, all of this city.  She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Colorado County Citizen, February 10, 1937
Submitted by David Hahn

Paulsen, William M. Jr.

William M. (Billy) Paulsen Jr., 70, of Columbus died Saturday, Jan. 1, 1993 [1994] in Columbus.

Mr. Paulsen, a native of Columbus, was born on May 20, 1923 to William and Mattie Paulsen, and married Betty Davis Paulsen on Aug. 30, 1952. He attended Texas A&M University and was a 1st Lt. in the Army Air Corp. during WWII as well as a retired senior vice president of Riviana Foods, Inc.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Graveside services followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with Rev. Scott Herren officiating.

Pallbearers were, John Wolters, Robert W. Wolters, Henry Beken, Stuart Beken, Edwin Wood, Kenneth Brune. Honorary pallbearers were Arthur N. Evans, Philip Gates, Paul Wolters, Delmar Fehrenkamp, M. M. Mortensen, R. E. Wolters, E. H. Baumgart, Billy Lehrer, Johnny Maher and James D. Seymour Jr.

Mr. Paulsen was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Faybeth Paulsen Wolters.

He is survived by his wife, of Columbus; daughter Molly Paulsen Fields of Houston; sons and daughters-in-law, Eric Thomas Paulsen and Diane McKinley Paulsen of Katy, William Burford Paulsen and Lynn Allen Paulsen of Richardson; grandchildren, Chris Walker, Andy, Molly William and Elizabeth Paulsen and Corey, Carter and Courtney Fields.

Colorado County Citizen, January 6, 1994

Paulsen, William Max Sr.

Funeral services were held Sunday at Columbus Funeral Home for W. M Paulsen, 59, who died at his home here Saturday morning after an illness of several months. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest with Rev. G. G. Cecil of the Methodist church officiating. Mr. Paulsen, a life-long resident of Columbus, was born on May 27, 1887, a son of Gustav and Mary Baumgarten Paulsen, who came here from Germany. He was married to Mattie Burford about 1919. [Feb. 18, 1919]

An ardent enthusiast for gulf fishing, Mr. Paulsen had operated a tinning and plumbing business here since 1913. Besides his wife he is survived by one son W. M. Paulsen, Jr., who will carry on his father's business here; one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Wolters; a grandson, Bob Wolters; one sister, Mrs. Mary Andriano, and two brothers, Louis and Harmon Paulsen. Another brother, Marcus, died soon after World War I. Pallbearers were Dr. W. G. Youens Jr., Hallettsville; Dr. Thomas Youens, Weimar; Dr. Burford Hahn, Austin; Harry Youens, Lake Jackson, Albert Hahn Jr., Arthur Evans Jr., Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, February 6, 1947
Submitted by David Hahn

Pausewang, Charles

Pausewang Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Charlie Pausewang, 65, of Weimar were held Saturday, June 25, from Hubbard Funeral chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Duane Controis of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Schulenburg, officiated in the absence of Rev. Ernest Dean, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Pausewang, a blacksmith and welder who moved here a year and a half ago, died Thursday, June 23, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for 17 days, after a year's illness.

Born March 28, 1918,at Sugar Land, he was a son of Bruno and Martha (Heptner) Pausewang. He married Eunice Yearout on June 17, 1939, at Richmond. Pausewang lived at Sugar Land for 35 years and at Iowa Colony for seven years before moving to Weimar.

He was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Mrs. Pausewang survives, along with one daughter, Charlene Lawson of Bila Hora; one son, Carl Pausewang of Montgomery; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Pausewang of Sargent and four sisters, Annie Kalmus of Austin, Sophie Ruffino of Sugar Land, Elsie Bruce of Lincoln, Ill. and Ellen Woolley of Covington, La. One brother, John Pausewang, preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1983
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Pavey, Elizabeth Coffee (Baker)

Pavey

Elizabeth Coffee Baker Pavey, 98, of Houston, passed away Sept. 14.

She was born in Columbus, Oct. 14, 1905 to Drew Cunningham and Eva (Coffee) Baker. Her paternal grandfather, Benjamin Baker, along with his two brothers, was the founder of the Colorado Citizen, now known as The Colorado County Citizen. His wife, Jennie Cunningham Baker, lent books to friends from her home library on Jackson Street. Leander Calvin Cunningham, Jennie Cunningham Baker's father, was a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Pavey's father was the first Linotype operator for the Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria, La. until his retirement in 1954.

She was an accomplished pianist, but her first love was speech and expression. After attending Kidd-Key College in Sherman, she opened The Elizabeth Baker School of Expression in Alexandria, La. And taught until her marriage of Albert E. Pavey Sr. in 1926. After moving to Houston she continued to teach expression and speech through the 1930s.

She was active in the Methodist church, parent teacher association, the Delphian Assembly and various parent organizations.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son, Albert E. Pavey Jr.

She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Eugene B. and Jane Pavey; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Arlee Leifeste; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chapel Fund at Clarewood House, 7400 Clarewood Dr., Houston, TX 77036..

Colorado County Citizen, September 29, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Pavlicek, Alouisa “Louisa” (Stokr)

Mrs. Pavlicek, 81, Dies in El Campo; Burial in Frelsburg

By Elmond Kulhanek

Funeral services were held at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church at Frelsburg Aug. 16 for Mrs. Frank (Louisa) Pavlicek, 81, who died in Nightingale hospital, El Campo, Aug. 14. Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery.

The body was brought overland from the Triska Funeral chapel in El Campo where rosary was recited the previous evening.

Prior to the death of her husband 21 years ago, the family resided in the Pisek community in this county. Then she made her home at El Campo.

Mrs. Pavlicek, nee Stoker[sic], is survived by 6 daughters; Mrs. Emil Cerny and Mrs. Frank Cerny of El Campo, Mrs. Victor Kulhanek and Mrs. Ed Stibora of Ellinger, Mrs. Maurice Kulhanek of Fayetteville, Route 2, and Mrs. Joe Canik of Frelsburg; 2 sons, Frank Pavlicek of El Campo and Anton Pavlicek of East Bernard; 2 sisters, Mrs. Emil Bilek and Mrs. Joe Dornak of El Campo; 3 brothers, Joe Stoker of Nada and Frank Stoker of El Campo; 32 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter and 52 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, August 25, 1960, page 5

Pavlicek, Alvin L.

Alvin L. Pavlicek

Funeral services for Alvin Lavon Pavlicek of Columbus were held Thursday, July 24 at the First Baptist Church of Columbus, with Pastor Henry Teems officiating. Mr. Pavlicek died July 21 at Palacios.

Mr. Pavlicek was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Montevideo, Minn. To William and Anna Pavlicek.  He joined the Navy in 1941 and was honorably discharged in 1945.

He was united in marriage with Rita Mae Lutz on May 2, 1947 in Louisiana.  After their marriage they moved to Katy.  Seven children were born to this union.

Mr. and Mrs. Pavlicek were in the dairy and rice business.  In 1966 they moved to Columbus where they continued in the dairy and rice business.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Mickey (Theresa) Laing of Harrisonburg, La., Wlliam Pavlicek, Mrs. Herman (Darlene) Brune, Nina Sue Pavlicek and Edward Pavlicek, all of Columbus, Alvin D. Pavlicek of Houston and Murial Pavlicek of Richmond, Texas; three brothers, Marvinof Sealy, Cleone of Morris, Minn., and Arland of Lawrence, Kan.

Preceding him in death was his wife, parents and one brother.

Funeral arrangements were by Henneke Funeral Home.  Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, July 31, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Pavlicek, Franklin E.

GARWOOD -- Mr. Franklin E. Pavlicek of Garwood passed away on August 27, 2000 at the age of 87. He was born on October 19, 1912 to the late Frank Konrad and Julia Gieptner Pavlicek in Komensky, Texas. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was retired.

He is survived by his wife Jessie Winkler Pavlicek of Garwood, daughter Marjorie Swoboda and her husband Andy of El Campo; son Darrell Pavlicek and his wife Judy of Sugar Land; sisters Julia Kainer of Victoria, Eugenia Darilek of Cameron, Georgiann Barta of Praha, and Marcelline Blaha of Angleton; brother Otto Pavlicek of Cameron; grandchildren Greg Swoboda and wife Lisa of Round Rock, Todd Swoboda and wife Brooke of Cedar Park, Keri Swoboda, Sheri Pavlicek, Jill Pavlicek and Beth Pavlicek, all of Sugar Land; great-grandchildren Tyler, Dylan and Katelyn Swoboda of Round Rock, Carson and Layton Swoboda of Cedar Park; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother George Pavlicek.

Visitation will begin today at 10 a.m. at Triska Funeral Home. A Parish Rosary will be recited at the Funeral Home today at 7 p.m. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in the Church with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church or to the Garwood Volunteer Fire Dept.

Victoria Advocate, August 29, 2000
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlicek, Rita Mae (Lutz)

Mrs. Rita (Lutz) Pavlicek

Funeral services for Mrs. Rita Mae Lutz Pavlicek of Columbus were held Saturday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Henry Teems officiated.

Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Soloist at the services was Mrs. Linda Hagen. Herman W. Braine was organist.

Mrs. Pavlicek died at her home March 25.  She was 51 years of age. 

She was born May 28, 1928 in Louisiana to Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Lutz.  On May 2, 1947 she was united in marriage to Alvin L. Pavlicek in Louisiana.  After their marriage, they moved to Katy. Seven children were born to this union.

They farmed rice and were in the dairy business.  In 19 ??, they moved to Columbus where they continued in the dairy business and farmed rice.

Survivors include her husband, Alvin Pavlicek of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Mickey (Theresa) Laing of Harrisonburg, La., Mariah Pavlicek of Richmond, Texas, Mrs. Herman (Darlene) Brune of Columbus and Nina Sue Pavlicek of Columbus; three sons, William R. Pavlicek of Columbus, Alvin D. Pavlicek of Houston and Edward E. Pavlicek of Columbus, three sisters, Mrs. John (Marie Ruby) Spencer of La Place, La., Mrs. C        (Anna Mae) Pavlicek of . . .

Pallbearers were Alfred Girndt, Ewald Girndt, Bob Van Tassel, Charles Redus, R.F. Potter and Russell Zeiner.

Colorado County Citizen, April 3, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Pavlicek, Sylvester F.

Pavlicek

Sylvester F. Pavlicek, 85, of Frelsburg, passed away Dec. 3, at his residence.

He was born July 7, 1920 to Benedict and Annie Zbranek Pavlicek and married Albina Supak Pavlicek Nov. 4, 1941. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked as a self-employed farmer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Judith Cerny.

He is survived by hsi wife; daughter and son-in-law, Madeline and Cleo Schneider, of Lago Vista; sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Angie Pavlicek, of League City, Raymond and Jennie Pavlicek, of Frelsburg, Richard and Shirley Pavlicek, of Frelsburg and Michael and Connie Sue Pavlicek, of Ellinger; sisters, Vlasta Boettcher, of Rosenberg, Lillie Abbitt, of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Annie Marburger, of Austin; grandchildren, Pam Benbenek, Brian Schneider, Neva Kuchar, Jason Pavlicek and Chris Pavlicek; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral servces were Monday, Dec. 5, 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.

Pallbearers were Brian Schneider, Joe Benbenek, Michael Kuchar, Jason Pavlicek, Chris Pavlicek and Edward Marburger. Honorary pallbearers were David Kulhanek and Johnnie Canik.

Colorado County Citizen, December7, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Pavlik, Adolf Edgar

Adolf Pavlik Funeral Held October 23

Funeral services for Adolf E. Pavlik, 81, of Schulenburg, were held Thursday, October 23, from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Father Celestino Say of Hallettsville officiated.

Pavlik, a longtime resident of the Schulenburg area, died Tuesday evening, October 21, at the Village Health Center in Houston, where he had been a resident for three weeks.

Born August 22, 1905,in the Wildwood community near Weimar, a son of Frank and Anna (Wanjura) Pavlik. He married Amelia Kunetka on April 17, 1934.

Surviving are his wife, Amelia Kunetka Pavlik of Schulenburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and W. C. Duncan and Marilyn and Daniel Treybig of Houston; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Erwin Pavlik of Giddings, Bennie and Rita Pavlik, Jimmy and Lillian Pavlik and Bobby and Patricia Pavlik, all of Schulenburg; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Millie Ulrich of Weimar; and one brother, Ernest Pavlik of El Campo.

Preceding him in death were one sister, Annie Berger; and three brothers; Frank, Charlie and Joe V. Pavlik all of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers at his funeral were Stanley Pavlik, John Pavlik, Roger Pavlik, Michael Treybig, Daniel Quinn and Scott Spooner.

Weimar Mercury, October 30 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Pavlik, Anna (Gebauer)

Funeral Services Held Wednesday for Mrs. Anna Pavlik

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Pavlik. 65, wife of Mr. Louis Pavlik, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, at St. Michael's Church with the Rev. Otto officiating. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Pavlik was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gebauer. She was born in Austria on May 24, 1876 and moved with her parents to America in 1889, settling near Schulenburg. She was married to Mr. Louis Pavlik, October 18, 1896, near Weimar. The couple spent their married life in Colorado County.

She was a member of the Catholic Church and St. Anne Society.

Mrs. Pavlik had been in ill health for about five years.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Louis Pavlik, and her father, Mr. Joseph Gebauer, who live in the Content community; one sister, Mrs. Mary Benthal of Fort Worth two brothers preceded her in death. Other survivors are 13 children: Mrs. Frank Berger, Mrs. Ray Zalesky, Miss Alvina Pavlik, all of San Antonio; John Pavlik of Ft. Sam Houston, Edgar Pavlik of Camp Bowie, Frank Pavlik, Joe Pavlik, Otto Pavlik, Mrs. Pauline Hadash, Mrs. Frank Cejka and Herman Pavlik of Weimar; Mrs. G. A. Stirl of Houston. Mrs. Frank Kunz of San Antonio.

Thirteen grandchildren also survive.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, April 24, 1942, page 1

Pavlik, Anna (Wanjura)

Final Rites for Mrs. Anna Pavlik, 80, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Pavlik, 80, resident of this area the past 70 years, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church.

Rev. Clarence Leopold officiated, assisted by Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd, and Rev. Benton Thurmond. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Pavlik had been ill for about three weeks. For the past five years she had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ad. A. Berger, Jr.

Born Sept. 30, 1864 in Germany, [sic]
Born Sept. 30, 1864 in Germany, she was the daughter of John and Johanna Wanjura, who brought her to this country when she was 10 years old. In 1894 she was married to Frank Pavlik Sr., who died in 1950. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are two daugters[sic], Mrs. Adolf (Annie) Berger and Mrs. Otto (Millie) Ulrich, both of Weimar; five sons, Ernest, Frank, Charlie and Joe of Weimar and Adolf of Schulenburg; a sister, Mrs. Joe Ripper of Columbus; two brothers, Frank and Wilhelm Wanjura of Weimar; 20 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were six of her grandsons, Erwin A. Berger, Werner, Laurance, Erwin, Bennie and Joe Pavlik.

Weimar Mercury, May 7, 1954, page 1

Pavlik, Carolina (Miska)

Last Rites for Mrs. Pavlik Held Jan. 14

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn[sic] Pavlik, 82, wife of Ernest Pavlik, were held Sunday afternoon, Jan. 16, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiating. [Interment in St.Michael's Cemetery]

Mrs. Pavlik died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Columbus Rest Home, where she had been a resident since Dec. 20. She had been ill about a year and a half and had been in the hospital here before going to the rest home.

Born Aug. 24, 1889, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Frank and Louisa Manofsky Miska. She was married to Mr. Pavlik at Dubina on Oct 29, 1917, and they had lived here since.’

Mrs. Pavlik is survived by her husband; one son, Werner F. Pavlik of El Campo; seven grandchildren; five sisters, Miss Angelina Miska, Mrs. Olga Knegel and Mrs. Raymond (Martha) Kloesel of Weimar, Mrs. Mary Beyer of Austin, Mrs. Annie Walzel of East Bernard; and one brother, Charlie Miska of Weimar.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy, who died in World War II; four brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Leo Pavlik, Leroy Pavlik, Charlie Anders, Erwin Pavlik, Frank Konvicka, and Jimmy Pavlik.

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 1972

Pavlik, Christina (Ulrich)

Death Claims Mrs. Pavlik, 65; Buried April 29

Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Ulrich Pavlik, 85, were held Tuesday, April 29, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated.

Mrs. Pavlik, who had been ill more than two years, entered Colonial Nursing Home on Friday, April 25, and died there Sunday.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

Born Dec. 13, 1903, near Weimar, she was a daughter of Mary and Fred Ulrich. She was married to Charlie Pavlik here Oct. 13, 1930, and they settled on a farm near Weimar.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Lawrence, of Weimar; and three sisters, Miss Annie Ulrich of Schulenburg, Mrs. Frank Pavlik Jr. and Mrs. Henry Thuemler of Weimar. A brother died as an infant.

Pallbearers were Edwin Berger, Kermit Ray Thuemler, Joe and Leo Pavlik, and Erwin and Bennie Pavlik.

Weimar Mercury, May 8, 1969, page 10

Pavlik, Ernest Joe

Ernest Pavlik Funeral Held Here Jan. 29

Funeral services for Ernest Joe Pavlik, 95, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Thursday, Jan. 29., from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Pavlik, a retired farmer, was a native of the Wildwood community and lived here all but the last five years of his life. He died Tuesday, Jan. 27, at El Campo.

Born May 10, 1891, he was a son of Frank and Anna (Wanjura) Pavlik. He married Carolina Miska on Oct. 29, 1917. She died in 1972.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Werner F. Pavlik of El Campo; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Millie Ulrich of Weimar.

Preceding him in death in addition to his wife were two sons, Edwin and Leroy; sister, Mrs. Annie Berger; four brothers, Frank, Charlie and Joe V. Pavlik, all of Weimar and one grandson, Tommy Pavlik of El Campo.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Leroy Pavlik, Leo Pavlik, Erwin Kunz, Jimmy Pavlik, Erwin Pavlik and Edwin Berger.

Weimar Mercury, February 5, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Pavlik, Frank

Final Rites for Frank Pavlik, Sr., 78, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Frank Pavlik, Sr., 78-year-old retired farmer, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Saturday, Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Pavlik, who made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf A. Berger, Jr., died there Wednesday evening at 7:10 o’clock after being confined to his bed for 14 months.

Born August 15, 1872, in Austria, he was the son of the late John and Anna Pavlik. He came to this country at the age of 14 and settled first in the Swiss Alp area. On January 23, 1894, he married Miss Anna Wanjura, and they settled near Weimar, where they had lived ever since. Mr. Pavlik was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Joseph’s Society.

Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Mrs. Adolf A. Berger, Jr., and Mrs. Otto Ulrich, both of Weimar; five sons, Ernest, Frank, Charlie, and Joe of Weimar, and Adolf of Schulenburg; a brother, Alois Pavlik of Weimar; and nineteen grandchildren. Three daughters died in infancy.

Pallbearers included three grandsons, Edwin Berger , Lawrence and Werner Pavlik and three nephews Albert Ripper, Fred Wanjura and Herman Pavlik.

Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1950, page 1

Pavlik Julia C. (Weber)

Julia Pavlik Funeral Services Held Nov. 26

Julia C. Pavlik, 94, of Weimar, died Nov. 24 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 26 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father Bily,

Father Peters and Father Jarzombek officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemtery.

Mrs. Pavlik was born July 9, 1909 in Copperhill, Tenn. to Joseph and Maria Weber. She married Joe V. Pavlik on Sept. 24, 1934 in Weimar.

She was a housewife.

Mrs. Pavlik is survived by eight children, Gladys Beyer and husband Henry of Weimar, Joe A. Pavlik and wife Margo of Milwaukee, Wis., Sister M. Geraldine of Bay City, Leo A. Kunz and husband Erwin Lee, Lillie Mae Konvicka and husband Frank and Leroy H. Pavlik and wife Nancy, all of Weimar, and Dorothy Smith of Hallettsville.

She is also survived by one son-in-law, Wilbert Olsovsky and wife Georgia of Weimar; one sister, Rosie Guenther of Weimar; 11 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, one son-in-law, one granddaughter, two sisters and one brother.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Brian Konvicka, Mark Olsovsky, Michael Pavlik, John Pavlik, Scot Smith and Andy Pavlik, represented by Rudy Estrada, grandson-in-law.

The Weimar Mercury, December 4, 2003
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Pavlik, Lawrence Eugene

DRIVER KILLED AS PICKUP FLIPS TWICE

Lawrence Eugene Pavlik, 40, was killed Monday night when his 1967 Ford pickup hit a culvert and rolled twice on FM 155 half just outside the northern city limits.

Patrolman Ray Scholton said there was no way to determine why Pavlik’s car went out of control. The wreck occurred at 10:50 p.m. during a light rain. Scholton said he found no skid marks. The truck was too badly damaged to offer any clues, the officer said.

The truck flew quite a distance through the air after hitting the culvert, he said. Pavlik, who was not thrown out, probably was killed the first time it landed on its top. It made another complete turn and came to rest upside down.

Pavlik’s only immediate survivor is his father, who is in a rest home. His mother died about two years ago.

Born here Nov. 17, 1930, he was the only child of Charlie and Christina Ulrich Pavlik. Except for a short while that he worked on a farm at Swiss Alp, he lived in this vicinity all his life. He worked for Kasper Meat Market the past 18 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Cemetery, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, October 7, 1971
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlik, Leroy Joe

Pvt. Leroy Pavlik Killed In Action On Okinawa Island

A message was received here Friday night that Private Leroy J. Pavlik, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pavlik, had been killed in action on May 11 while serving with the American forces on Okinawa Island in the Pacific.

Private Pavlik was born Feb 19, 1923 near Weimar. He entered the U. S. Marine Corps June 27, 1944, and was sent overseas sometime in January of this year. Before entering the service he helped with the farm work on his parent’s place here. He was a member of the Catholic church. The parents are awaiting further word from his commanding officer and the chaplain.

Private Pavlik is one of two sons of the Pavlik family. His brother, Private Werner F. Pavlik, is now at Camp Hood.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pavlik; one bother Pvt. Werner F. Pavlik of Camp Hood.

The Mercury extends deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents in the loss of their son, who gave his life for his country.

Weimar Mercury, June 8, 1945

Pvt. Leroy Pavlik Buried Here With Military Honors

Another Weimar serviceman who had given his life for his country made his last trip home Tuesday, and Wednesday was laid to rest, with other local veterans according him full military honors.

He was Leroy Pavlik, who as a 22-year-old Marine private was killed in fighting on the island of Okinawa, in the Pacific Theater, on May 11, 1945. Interred there with many other fallen comrades, his remains were later shipped to this country for reburial here.

Marine Sergeant Riley accompanied he body from California and remained to assist in holding the funeral here Wednesday morning. Services were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating, and reburial was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

A large group of American Legion and VFW members of the local post formed an honor guard for Pvt. Pavlick. Uniformed soldiers and Marines made up the color guard and list of pallbearers.

Pvt. Pavlik was born Feb 19, 1923, near Weimar. He entered the Marine Corps June 27, 1944, and about seven months later was sent overseas for duty. He had been overseas less than four months when he lost his life. Before entering the service he lived on his parents' farm near here. He was a member of St. Michael's Church.

His survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Pavlik, and one brother, Werner F. Pavlik.

Seven former Marines and one former soldier served as pallbearers. They included Sheriff Harvey Lee of Columbus, F. C. Seifert, Jack Montgomery, Thomas Kahlich, Clarence Hadash, George Holub, J. R. Yoder and Fred Heger, all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1949, page 1

Pavlik, Louis

Final Rites for Louis Pavlik, 79, Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Louis Pavlik, 79, who died Saturday afternoon in Youens Hospital here, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church Monday morning with Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

A 40-year resident of the Content area, Mr. Pavlik had been in ill health for several years. A widower, he had been making his home with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Berger,and family in San Antonio, but at the time of his death was visiting here with another daughter, Mrs. Pauline Hadash. He became seriously ill on Thursday morning, and was admitted to the hospital.

Born September 10, 1873, Mr. Pavlik was a native of Austria. He was not quite 10 years old when he emigrated to America with his family in 1883. Mr. Pavlik’s wife, the former Miss Anna Gebauer, died April 20, 1942.

He was a member of Hermann Sons (New Bielau Palmen Lodge No. 205) and St. Joseph’s Society.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Martha Berger and Mrs. Alma Zalesky of San Antonio, Mrs. Elsie Cejka of Houston, Mrs. Annie Kunz of Hondo, Mrs. Pauline Hadash of Weimar, Mrs. Ida Stirl of Rosenberg, and Mrs. Alvina Cabaniss of Falls Church, Virginia; six sons, Frank, Joe, Otto and Herman of Weimar and John and Edgar of San Antonio; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the services were Adolf Schindler, Alfred J. Kainer, Frank Anders Sr., Ed Kainer, Frank Wick and F. F. Anders.

Weimar Mercury, August 15, 1952, page 1

Pavlik, Otto Ray

Final Rites for Otto Pavlik, 67, Here Dec. 28

Funeral services for Otto Pavlik, 67, of San Antonio were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at St.; Michael's Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.

Mr. Pavlik died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, after three weeks' illness, in Southeast Baptist Hospital, San Antonio.

He had lived in San Antonio the past 17 years and had retired from his job at Stowers furniture store, where he had worked since leaving Weimar.

Born Feb. 10, 1904, at Oakland, a son of Louis and Anna Gebauer Pavlik, he lived in the New Bielau community most of his life.

Surviving him are five brothers, Frank, Joe and Herman of Weimar, John and Edgar of San Antonio; six sisters, Mrs. Anna Pavlik Kunz of Hondo, Mrs. Pauline Hadash and Mrs. Alma Zalesky of San Antonio, Mrs. Ida Stirl of New Braunfels, Mrs. Elsie Cejka of Houston and Mrs. Alvina Waldecker of California, Md.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jimmy and Erwin Hadash, Frank Cejka, Herbert Paqvlik, Jody and Marvin Friedel, Honorary pallbearers were Marvin and Clarence Hadash, Tony Cejka, Norwin Oncken, Johnnie Sicinski, J. T. Pick, Jimmy Korn, Eric Williamson, Arthur Berger, and Stanley Loy.

Weimar Mercury, January 6, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlik, Unknown

DEATH OF YOUNG BOY

A young boy of about 12 or 13 years, named Pavlik, residing on the Mazoch place just south of town, died at San Antonio the first of the week, following an operation. The remains were brought here Wednesday for interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. J. Szymanski, officiated.

Weimar Mercury June 20, 1919, page 5

Pavlovsky, Charles Joseph

Charles Joseph Pavlovsky

Charles Joseph Pavlovsky, age 76, of Garwood, passed away on August 31.

He was born on June 16, 1933 in Wharton to the late Charles J. and Laura Franke Pavlovsky.

He was a retired heavy equipment operator with Bell Bottom Construction.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Nada, Sam Houston Alumni Association, KJT and American Legion Post 251 of El Campo.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Fojtik Pavlovsky of Garwood; daughters, Veronica Scioneaux and husband, Daniel, of Friendswood, Laura Hopper and husband, Joel, of Cypress; sons, Charles Pavlovsky of Perryville, Missouri, James Pavlovsky and wife, Leticia, of Houston, Michael Pavlovsky of Pearland; grandchildren, Charles Joseph Pavlovsky, Andrew Pavlovsky, Christina Pavlovsky, Kathryn Pavlovsky, Evin Pavlovsky, Nicole Pavlovsky, Anthony Scioneaux, Sean Scioneaux, Marc Hopper and Karla Hopper; sister, Lucy Joseph of Manvel; brothers, Frank Pavlovsky of Houston, Pete Pavlovsky of Rosenberg and Paul Pavlovsky of Bedias; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his aunt and uncle, Wencil and Catherine Pavlovsky who raised him; sisters, Maria Castille, Bessie Collins, Lillian Pavlovsky; brothers, Edward Pavlovsky, Joe Pavlovsky, Wencil Pavlovsky, Bill Pavlovsky; and daughter-in-law, Karla Pavlovsky.

Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2 at Triska Funeral Home.

A Parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Nada with Rev. Joe Vrana officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.

Triska Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers are Charles, James, Mike, and C.J. Pavlovsky, Danny, Anthony and Sean Scioneaux and Joel Hopper.

Honorary pallbearers are Christina, Kathryn, Evin, Nicole and Andrew Pavlovsky, Marc and Karla Hopper and Johnny Schoelmann.

Memorials in memory of Charles J. Pavlovsky may be made to the Garwood Volunteer Fire Department or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 3rd, 2009

Pavlu, Henry

GARWOOD
(Delayed from last week)

Mr. Henry Pavlu died at his home in the Vox Populi community Wednesday and was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at Nada the following morning. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Colorado County Citizen, May 14, 1931,page 15

Pavlu, Joseph C.

JOE PAVLU, INJURED IN AN AUTO WRECK, JUNE 24TH., DIES

Funeral Services For 23-Year-Old Victim of Highway Collision, Will Be Held at Nada Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Saturday

Joe Pavlu, 23, of Garwood, died at 8:30 last night in the Caney Valley hospital at Wharton from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck near Wharton on the El Campo highway, June 24th.

In a head-on collision, Mr. Pavlu suffered a fracture of both skull and jawbone.

A. G. Faykus, Garwood ginner, in the same car with Mr. Pavlu, suffered a broken hip. J. L.Baker of Bay City, driving the other car figuring in the collision received a broken right leg and fractured jaw.

Funeral services for Mr. Pavlu will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Nada Catholic church. [Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery]

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 7, 1939

Funeral Held At Nada for Youthful Accident Victim

Funeral services for Joe Pavlu, 23, of Nada, who died in Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton July 6th from injuries received in an automobile accident near Wharton June 24th, were held Saturday morning at nine o’clock in St. Mary’s Church at Nada with Requiem Mass and interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rev. A. J. Weber conducted services.

The youth was born in Colorado County December 27th, 1915. He was a member of the Merry Pals Club and K.J.T. Society. He was held in highest esteem by all who knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pavlu Jr.; a twin brother, John; five other brothers, Clement, Charles, Leo, Norbert and Lawrence; one sister, Lillian; two grandfathers and many other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Bucek, Henry Kubesch, Henry and Ed Malek, and Louis and Willie Labay. – Mrs. Fred Kubesch, Nada Correspondent.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, July 13, 1939
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlu, Ladena L. (Beal)

Ledena Pavlu

Mrs. Ledena L. Pavlu, 73, died in St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston Dec. 31, after an illness of 3 weeks. She had lived in Columbus 43 years. She was born in Nada, April 11, 1899, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Henneke Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Ladis Pavlu of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clara Marak of Beaumont and Mrs. Bob (Jolene) Ferguson of Rosenberg; 3 sons, Alfred Pavlu of Houston, Julius Pavlu of Houma, La., and Leroy Pavlu of Jennings, La.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles (Adena) Pavlu of Garwood and Mrs. Annie Herrmann of Louise; one brother, Alvin Beal of Garwood; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alfred Pavlu Jr., Ernest Hennecke, Tony Brandl, Johnny Pavlu, Laurence Beal, Walter James Schultz, Ben Beal and Leon Holub.

Colorado County Citizen, January 4, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlu, Ladis

Ladis Pavlu

Ladis Pavlu, 76, died at the Retema Nursing Home in Richmond Monday, 8 days after the death of his wife, Mrs. Ledena Pavlu on Dec. 31.

Mr. Pavlu, a retired farmer, was born Dec. 30, 1896, in Sublime was a son of Karl and Mary Kubala Pavlu. A lifetime resident of Columbus he was a member of the Catholic Church and a 50-year member of the K.J.T. of Nada. Rosary was recited Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Chapel.

Mr. Pavlue is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Clara Marek of Beaumont, and Mrs. Bob (Jolene) Ferguson of Rosenberg; 3 sons, Alfred Pavlu of Houston, Julius Pavlu of Houma, La., and Leroy Pavlu of Jennings, La.; 3 sisters, Mrs. Walter West of Dickinson, Mrs. Louise Fuller of Columbus and Mrs. Alfred Meyer of Altair; 2 brothers, Charles R. Pavlu of Garwood and Jim Pavlu of Wharton; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alfred Pavlu Jr., Laurence Beal, Leon Holub, Ernest Hennecke, Tony Brandl, Clem Pavlu and Jimmy Lloyd Pavlu. [Interred in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, January 11, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pavlu, Stella T. (Klesel)

Pavlu

Mrs. Stella T. Pavlu died Sept. 24 at Sharpstown General Hospital in Houston after a short illness.

She is survived by her husband Alfred P. Pavlu Sr., two daughters, Shirley Pavlu and Terry Lynn Portwood both of Houston; one son Alfred J. Pavlu of Columbus; three sisters, Annie Lentz of Lavurne, Tx; Alice Denny and Janie Klare both of Houston; two bothers, Bennie Klesel and Robert Klesel and three grandchildren.

Mrs. Pavlu was born in Schulenburg on May 6, 1928 to Frank Klesel and Theresa Anders Klesel and she married Alfred Pavlu on Jan 19, 1948. She was a housewife.

Burial services were held Sept. 26 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus; and she was buried at St. Anthony's Cemetery under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Father Tim Kosler officiating.

Pallbearers were Leroy Pavlu, Lance Portwood, John Prieto, Jerry Prieto, David Raucher and Tom Regan.

Colorado County Citizen, October 4, 1989, page 2

Paweleck, Friedrich Walter/Heinrich?

Friedrich Heinrich Paweleck, an aged citizen of the Shimek community, died Tuesday of last week, Mr. Paweleck was born the 4th of April, 1828, and was slightly over 84 years old at the time of his death. He was married in 1853 to Dorothea Guenthal, and leaves 2 sons, 4 daughters,35 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren to mourn his death He came to Texas in November, 1872. He was a good man, well beloved by all who knew him, a splendid friend and neighbor, and his death is sincerely deplored by all. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. [Interment in New Bielau Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1912, page 4

Paweleck, Helen Henrietta (Poppe)

Final Rites for Mrs. H. Paweleck, 72, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Herman Paweleck, 72, who died early Saturday morning in Youens Hospital here after a three months illness were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in New Bielau Cemetery.

Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. of Austin officiated.

Mrs. Paweleck had been a resident of this area all but three years of her life. The former Miss Helen Henrietta Poppe, she was born April 27, 1887, at Oakland, a daughter of Fritz and Elizabeth Poppe. Christened and confirmed in New Bielau Trinity Church, she was a lifetime member there and member of the Ladies Aid. She was married to Mr. Paweleck at Oakland Nov. 19, 1919, and they lived for three years at East

Bernard before returning to this section. They moved into Weimar in November 1956.

The Pawelecks' only child, Frederich Ellert Paweleck, was killed in action during World War II, on May 29, 1943.

Surviving Mr.[sic] Paweleck in addition to her husband are three sisters, Mrs. Sophie Haase of Winters, Mrs. Minnie Woltersdorf of San Antonio and Mrs. Alma (Gus) Dahse here, and a brother, Helmuth Poppe of Sublime. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, May 8, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Paweleck, Herman Eilert

Funeral for H. Paweleck Held Sunday

Funeral services for Herman E. Paweleck, 83, were held Sunday afternoon, December 9, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in New Bielau Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Rev. Walter Simpson of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Schulenburg, officiated.

Mr. Paweleck, a retired rancher, died at 9 a.m. Saturday in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for six weeks after breaking his hip in a fall and later undergoing surgery.

Born Sept. 12, 1890, at Sublime, he was the son of  Fritz and Anna Keilers Paweleck.  He married Helen Poppe at Oakland on November 19, 1919, and they lived at East Bernard for three years before returning to live in the New Bielau area.  They moved into Weimar in 1956.  Mrs. Paweleck died in 1959.

Mr. Paweleck was a World War I veteran.  He was a member of New Bielau Trinity Church.

He is survived  by his sister, Mrs. Alma Melor, a resident of Parkview Manor here, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A son, Frederick Eilert Paweleck, was killed in action during World War II, on May 29, 1945, when a Japanese suicide plane hit the ship on which he was a gunner.  Two brothers, Rudolf and Eilert, also preceded Mr. Paweleck in death. Rudolf being killed in World War I.

Pallbearers were C. L. Bittner, Werner Boeer, William Glancy, Adolf Frers, Leonard Stech, and Norbert Stech.

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1973, page 7
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Paweleck, Robert

Oakland News

Mr. Robt. Paweleck died at his home near Shimek Tuesday afternoon. He had been an invalid for several years, and had been confined to his bed for several months. He leaves a wife and several children, and one brother Mr. Fritz Paweleck, assistant postmaster here. We extend our sympathy to his loved ones. [Interment in New Bielau Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 12, 1917, page 8

Paxton, George Wilson

George W. Paxton Of Sheridan Dies On Sunday

The entire community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of George Wilson Paxton of Sheridan who suffered a heart attack at his home while working on his car on Sunday afternoon. He passed away at 5:40 p.m.

Mr. Paxton was a gauger and pumper for the Shell Oil Company until recently. He was born February 20, 1910 at Tioga, Louisiana, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Paxton and he had resided in Sheridan for the past four and a half years. He was active in Eagle Lake Masonic circles and members of the lodge were in Columbus to pay last rites to him.

The Columbus Funeral Home accompanied the body to Mansfield, Texas on Tuesday evening and burial took place on Wednesday at Pelican, Louisiana.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Paxton, two children, George Robert and Billy Joe, one brother, K. D. Paxton and two sisters, Mrs. W. R. Burns and Mrs. Ed Lee Twilley.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family in their sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 27, 1948
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Payne

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Peacock, Maude (Maze)

Rock Island:
Mrs. A. J. Peacock Dies in Houston

By Mrs. G. C. Edds

Mrs. A. J. Peacock, 76, of Houston, sister-in-law of Mrs. R. E. Maze, was buried in the Myrtle cemetery here Saturday at 2 p.m. following services in Houston. Rev. John Stansbury of Glidden officiated at the burial.

Relatives and friends attending from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Maze Randy and Jerry; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. DeNeffe, Robert and Rosaline Ann; Mrs. Helen Beardsley and her mother and Al Bihoff all of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Owen Miller and Jo Ann and Mrs. I. M. Foley of Glidden and D. E. Foster of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, March 11, 1954

Pearce, Bobby Leroy

Pearce

Bobby Leroy Pearce Sr., 64, of Weimar, passed away Nov. 22.

He was born in Phoenix, Ariz., Oct. 20, 1939 to Mary (Parrack) and Lorenzo Dowell Pearce. The family moved to southern California where he went to school and joined the U.S. Army. He worked for the Ralph's Grocery Company for 15 years prior to moving to Texas where he joined the Fleming Grocery Company Houston Division as a warehouse supervisor.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Boccia Pearce; son, Bobby Leroy Pearce Jr.; daughter, Patricia Lynn Pearce Dockery and husband Dale; and granddaughters, Krystal and Ashley Dockery. [Place of interment not known]

In lieu of floral tributes, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, November 26, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Pearce, Susan Caroline (Holt)

MRS. SUSIE PIERCE VERY LOW.

Relatives here have received word that Mrs. Susie Pierce, a former highly respected resident of this section, is very low at her home in Luling, and not expected to live. Mrs. Pierce is 85 years of age, and afflicted with dropsical trouble, hence but little hope of recovery is held out. She is the mother of Mrs. Kate Hutchins of Luling, a sister of Prof. J. W Holt of this city and Mrs. Martha Tooke of Luling, and a half sister of Mrs. Fannie Ferrell of this city, Mrs. Bettie Kindred of Columbus, Mrs. Kate Herndon and Miss Callie Tooke. She has a large circle of friends throughout this section, who unite with us in the prayer that a Merciful Providence may yet spare her life.

Weimar Mercury, June 13, 1919, page 1

DEATH OF A BELOVED LADY.

Mrs. S. C. Pearce of Luling, who died Wednesday of last week and whose remains were brought here for interment Thursday morning in the Masonic Cemetery, was born in -Houston county, near the town of Haynsville, Ga., May 15, 1834. She finished school At Haynsville, and later attended a girls' boarding school at Perry, Ga. Afterwards moved to Macon county, Ga., near Lanier. Was married to Lovick A. Pearce Nov. 27,1851. Her husband died at Savannah, Ga., in 1863, while in the service of the Confederacy. She moved to Texas in January, 1870, settled in Colorado county, near Oakland, living there until 1875, when she, moved to Oakland, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. F. Hutchins. In February, 1912, the family moved to Luling, where Mrs. Pearce resided until the time of her death. When a young girl she joined the Methodist church and lived a consistent christian all her life. Mrs. Pearce was the mother of: three children, Mrs. J. F. Hutchins, who resides in Luling, Frank and Eugene Pearce, who died in young manhood. She leaves to mourn her death one brother, James W Holt of Weimar. and the following sisters: Mrs. M. A. Tooke of Lockhart, Miss Callie Tooke of Bryan, Mrs. Kate Herndon of Houston and Mrs. Fannie Ferrell of Weimar.

Mrs. Pearce was a lovely character of womanhood, a true type of the Southern lady, one whose sweet disposition, trustfulness, willingness to aid those about her, thoughtfulness of others, and characteristics in general endeared her to every one she met. “None knew her but to love her," and her death has brought sadness to many hearts throughout this section, which had been her home for so long a period, in the earlier days of her, life. Her funeral was largely attended, and the wealth of floral emblems placed upon her last resting place was so profuse as to hide the mound from sight. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. T. Hester, assisted by Rev. J. E. Stack, with appropriate song service by, Methodist and Baptist choirs. The active pall bearers were A. R. Hutchins, W C. Bouldin, Henry Hurr, Ben B. Holt, and Lester Holt. The honorary pall bearers were R. S. Hughes, H. M. Carter, C. E. McDonald, J. T. Gillette. F. A. Strunk, Wayman Kindred, A. P. Shatto and Hans Brasher.

Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. Kate Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Bouldin, Luling; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hutchins, San Antonio: Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Hutchins, Pierce; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hurr, Flatonia; Mrs. Clay Nichols, Luling; Mrs. E. A. Manford, Laredo; Mrs. B, R. Miles, Miss Lillian Manford, Lulling; Mr. Lester Holt and daughter. Miss Gladys. HalIetsville : Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Strunk, Miss Justine Strunk and Mr. Victor Strunk, Mr. R. S. Hughes, Mrs. R. VanWagner, Mr. Willis VanWagner, Mr. Mem Rhodes and daughter, Miss Bessie, Oakland.

Weimar Mercury, June 20, 1919, page 1

Pearsons, George W.

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

We are indeed sorry to chronicle the death of our esteemed townsman, Mr. Geo. W. Pearsons, which sad event occurred at the residence of Dr. T. C. Cook last Monday about 11 1/2 o’clock, a.m. He has been a sufferer from the dreaded disease “cancer.” For many months he bore his sufferings as only a Christian could, was a consistent member of the Baptist church, loved and highly respected by those who knew him. He was in his 59th year, and leaves a devoted wife to mourn his untimely end. Mr. Pearsons was buried in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery of this place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, followed to his last resting place by many friends and relatives, Rev. T. H. Graves officiating.

Colorado Citizen, May 29, 1890, page 3

Pecashek, Edward

Pecashek

Funeral services for Edward Pecashek, 83, of Ellinger were held Wednesday, July. 17, with Father Werner Buckholt officiating. He died Tuesday.

Burial was held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelshurg under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Edward Pecashek was born April 26, 1902 in Frelsburg to Anton nd Anna Suchadoll Pecashek. He was a retired farmer in the Frelsburg community before residing for the
last five years at the River Oaks Nursing Home in Columbus.

Survivors include two sisters, Leona Koehi of Ellinger, and Mrs. Alma Kuihanek of New Ulm; sister-in-law, Tony Pecashek of New Ulm, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Milton Wavra, Edgar Suchadoll, Emil Koehl, John Poncik, Jr., John Poncik,Sr. and Albert Noska.

Colorado County Citizen, July 25, 1985

Pechacek, Antonie “Tonie” (Bader)

Pechacek Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Mrs. Antonie (Tonie) Pechacek of Rt. 2, New Ulm, were held Friday, August 14, 1987 at 10 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Msgr. Werner A. Bockholt officiating.

Interment was in the Frelsburg Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Pechacek passed away Tuesday, August 11 in a Brenham Nursing home where she had been a resident for only a week; prior to that she had been a patient at St. Jude Hospital.

Born in the Star Hill Community near Industry November 9, 1899, she was the daughter of John and Antonio Bastian Bader. She married Leo Pechacek November 16, 1922,

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Chester Lee and Joyce Helen Pechacek; one granddaughter, Patricia Jennings and her husband, Wallace; and two great-grandchildren; and relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Pechacek in April, 1955 and a grandson, Mark Anthony Pechacek in September, 1965.

Pallbearers were Gene Spalek, Leeland Schramm, Lester Schramm, Allen Krause Jr., Jimmy Szymanski and Robert Zubicek.

Zaskoda Chapel of Industry and Koenig-Peel Funeral Home of La Grange were in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, August 20, 1987, page 3

Peck, Shirley Darlene

FOUR-YEAR-OLD SHIRLEY PECK SUCCUMBS, VICTIM OF LEUKEMIA

Death closed the laughing eyes of pretty little Shirley Darlene Peck at 4:30 o'clock last Saturday morning, ending almost a year of her struggle against hopeless odds.

Shirley would have been four years old in another two weeks, on April 14. She had passed her third birthday last summer when it was discovered that what her parents and the doctor had thought was an anemic condition was leukemia, that unbalance of the blood corpuscles for which medicine has little defense. For awhile she had responded well to a new drug, and those who loved her dared again to hope, but soon even that failed to help. Friday night she became suddenly worse and was rushed to Renger Hospital in Hallettsville, where she succumbed a few hours later

Shirley was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Monte Peck. Other survivors are her grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kunz of Weimar and Mr. and Mrs. Irven Peck of South, Dakota.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiating, and she was buried in St. Michael's cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1951, page 1

Peel, Coy Jefferson

COY PEEL, 65, DIES AT CORPUS CHRISTI

Coy J. Peel, 65, of Corpus Christi, husband of the former Miss Emma Bock of Weimar, died Sunday in a Corpus Christi hospital and was buried in that city Monday. [There is a marker for him in the Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery on Lot 306, Grave Space 3 next to his wife]

A native of San Marcos, he had lived at Corpus Christi for 20 years, first in the funeral home business with his brother, David, and later in the wholesale food manufacturing and distributing business. A the time of his death he was in semi-retirement but owned a small restaurant in Corpus Christi.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, John M. and two daughters, Mrs. N.[M] C. Tucker and Mrs. Charles E. Smith, all of Corpus Christi; and three sisters.

Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1954, page 1

Peel, Emma (Bock)

Mrs. Coy Peel Buried Wednesday

Graveside services were held here Wednesday afternoon [Odd Fellows Cemetery] for Mrs. Coy Peel, who died Monday in Corpus Christi.

The former Emma Bock, she was born and reared here, a member of one of Weimar’s prominent early families.

Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1969, page 1

Peikert, Annie

Alleyton Girl Dies

Miss Annie, 14-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Peikert of Alleyton, died at their home last Wednesday from appendicitis. Funeral was held Thursday at four, Rev. M. L. Darby of this city officiating. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

Miss Annie was a pupil of the Columbus School in the 6th grade.

She is survived by the parents, three sisters and five brothers.

The Citizen extends sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, May 27, 1926

Peikert, Emil

Alleyton, Feb. 2.--A white man named Emil Peikert, aged about 88 [sic.] years, was burned to death in a barn on the Ernst Hoffman farm about three and a half miles south of here near midnight of last night. Peikert was intoxicated and had been put to sleep in the barn by his two brothers about one hour before the fire was discovered. An inquest was held this morning by Justice of the Peace J. J. Everett, the verdict, however, being reserved. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 5, 1909, page 8

Peikert, Mary (Grewe)

MRS. MARY PEIKERT DIES

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Piekert, wife of Joe Piekert of Nedra, was conducted by Rev. J. B Marshall at Alleyton last Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Peikert was born and raised near Alleyton, although she has made her home at Nedra for some time and died at that place. She leaves seven children and her husband to mourn her. The sympathy of the Citizen force is extended to the bereaved family.

Colorado Citizen November 8, 1918

Peikert, Julius "Tom" Jr.

Julius (Tom) Peikert Jr., 83, of Alleyton, died Thursday, Jan 27, 1994, at his residence.

Born Feb. 4, 1910, he was the son of Julius and Betty (Grewe) Peikert Sr. On Sept. 10, 1935, he married Mary Menke. A life-time resident of Colorado County, Mr. Piekert was a retired rancher and farmer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 29, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Sammy Carr officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Craig Peikert, Johnny Class, Bo Waldrop, Marvin Peikert, Jimmie Class and James Skutca. Honorary pallbearers were J. C. Knight, Corey Peikert, Brad Peikert, K. C. Jones, Matthew Priest and Jonathan Peikert.

Mr. Peikert is survived by his wife of Alleytron; daughters Doris Cuthmann and husband Ivy of Columbus and Clarice Flatt and husband Cotton of Wichita Falls; sons Earnest Peikert and wife Peggy of Sealy, Donald Peikert and wife Melissa of Cat Sprig, Jerry Peikert of Alleyton and Tim Peikert and wife, Jill, of Alleyton; sister Alice Ritter of El Campo, Hortense Glenn of Hungerford and Willie Mae Smith of Henderson; brother Fred Peikert of La Porte; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Rueben, Walter and Louie Peikert; sisters Annie Peikert and Gussie Jones; and a son-in-law, Jerry Jones.

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Peikert, Rueben Charles “Sonny”

Peikert

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1, for Rueben C. "Sonny" Peikert at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz with the Father Bernard Snoch officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Burial was held at St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery in Mentz.

Peikert was bo[r]n September 26, l942 in Galveston to Reuben Peikert and Jean Collins Peikert. He married Virginia Class Peikert, September 18, 1965. Mr. Peikert was a disabled welder for Strand Steel.

He was a lifetime residence of Bernardo area. Mr. Peikert was affiliated with St. Roch's Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Peikert of Cat Spring; mother, Jean Peikert of Magnolia; two sons, Glenn Wayne Peikert and Michael Charles Peikert both of Cat Spring; two sisters, Annette Hass of Tyler and Gloria Vanderford of Magnolia; two brothers, William (Billy) Peikert of Houston and Gary Peikert of Cypress.

Pallbearers were Robert Schriefer, Henry Dee Lamberth, Shane Peikert, Henry Mazoch, Jr., Jimmie Class and Brian Berger.

Colorado County Citizen, October 10, 1985

Pelts, Alice Elvira

Funeral services were held May 18 at Columbus-Day Funeral Home for Mrs. Alice E. Pelts. Mrs. Pelts died May 16 at Columbus Community Hospital. She was 80 years of age.

Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Henry Teems officiated at the services. Mrs. Pelts was born Aug. 16, 1898 at Stonewall, Okla. She was a retired rental property owner and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Fred Pelts of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs Maudie Alford of Wichita, Kan. and Mrs Jessie Dillard of Richmond, Calif.; one brother, George Farris of Olla, La., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Troy McQueen, Jere Bice, Ervin Heffley, Stanley Rheman, Mike Gordy and Ron Butler.

Colorado County Citizen, May 31, 1979
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Pelts, Leola Maxine (Whisman)

Pelts

Funeral services were held for Leola Maxine Pelts Tuesday, November 26 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Bob Walker officiating. Arrangements were under the directions of Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was held at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mrs. Leola Mxine Pelts was born May 15, 1923 in Alva, Oklahoma to Raymond Whisman and Mabel Buxton Whisman. She married Fred Glenn Pelts on Juy 4, 1946. Mrs. Pelts was a housewife and a member of the VFW.

Survivors include her husband, Fred Glenn Pelts of Columbus; mother, Mabel Whisman of Alva Oklahoma; two daughters, Bonnie Sample of Columbus and Janice Morgan of Guymon Oklahoma; one son, Freddy Pelts of Columbus; two sisters, Bonnie Knabe of Alva, Oklahoma and Karlene Binder of Woodward, Oklahoma and four grandchildren.

Pallbarers were: J. R Saul, Doak Hartley, Jim Stein, Stanley Rheman, Ron Butler and Buddy Phillips.

Colorado County Citizen, November 28, 1985 

Pena, Carolina

Mrs. Pena Buried Here Monday A. M.

     Funeral services were held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church on Monday morning for Mrs. Carolina Pena.  Mrs. Pena was born June 23, 1904 in Mexico.

     The Rev. Father Edward Geiser officiated at the services at 9 a.m. Monday.  Internment was in the Lakeside Cemetery, Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

     Surviving are one son, Joe Pena of Houston and three daughters, Mrs. Lupe Saucedo, Mrs. Cecelia Sosa and Mrs. Angie Yanez of Eagle Lake and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight May 18, 1972 page 3
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Pence, Sellas Gene

SELLAS GENE PENCE

1920-2002

S. G. Pence was born on January 31, 1920 to Elby and Ruth Pence of Urbana, Ohio. He was 82 years old at the time of his death, September 23, 2002. He and Faye Carey were married on June 16, 1941 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. Mr. Pence was proceeded in death by his wife, Faye, his mother and father, Elby and Ruth, his brothers, Ivan, Roy, Worthy, Amos, Lewis, Leslie, and Elby and his sisters, Gladys and Opal.

He is survived by two sisters, Margie Patterson and Melba McMaken, both of Ohio, daughter, Gayle Coble of Rock Island, son, Larry Pence and daughter-in-law, Robin Pence of Sheridan, grandsons, Dr. Pecos Coble and wife, Sakhon, of Waynesville, Missouri, Vance Pence of Houston, Texas, Cash Coble and wife, Kittyn of Round Rock, Texas, and Chancey Pence of Somerville, South Carolina and granddaughter, Lareina Pence of Lolita, Texas, and five great grandchildren Joy, Brandy, and Cyrus Coble, and Brooke and Bailey Pence, and a multitude of other family and friends.

S. G. moved his family to the Rock Island area in 1955. In 1959 he opened the Rawhide Corral. The business operated 24 hours a day in the early years and was composed of a café, gas station, western store and gun dealership. For several years, S. G. handled and sold more Colt firearms than any other dealer in Texas. He was known far and wide for his knowledge of Colt, Winchester and Remington firearms. There were few items that an area rancher or farmer could not find at the Rawhide Corral. Truckers and travelers on highway 90A made the cafe and station a regular stop, especially for the homemade pies. The business was known for authentic Indian jewelry as well. The Rawhide Corral also manufactured stock and horse trailers, maintained a GMC truck dealership, sold Lifetime motor homes and was a dealer for Justin, Nocona and Tony Lama boots and belts. Selly worked on drilling rigs, did carpentry, brick laying, welding repair and horse shoeing, and he was and remained a trader until the end. There was very little that he did not do. S. G. Pence's love for guns and the western way of life was set in motion at the early age of fourteen with a lifestyle of hard and diligent work that never ended. He sheared sheep, farmed, owned a trucking company and was a rodeo producer. The horses he trained carried him to many calf roping and all around titles over the years. There was seldom a time that he did not own and ride a Harley Davidson motorcycle. To celebrate his 70th year, S. G. and wife, Faye, made Harley trips to the four corners of the United States and Canada. He received a million mile pin from Harley Davidson and was half way to receiving a second one.

A devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, respected businessman, cowboy, friend and Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association; S. G. Pence was very loved and will be missed by all.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life was held Friday, September 27, 2002, 11:00 a.m. at Sheridan Baptist Church in Sheridan, Texas with Mack Helms officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus, TX. [Remains were cremated] Memorials may be given to the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Sairfax, Virginia 22030 or charity of your choice

Colorado County Citizen, October 2,2002, page 3B

Pendergraft, William Lewis

W. L. Pendergraft, 69, Succumbs to Heart Disease

W. L. Pendergraft, 69, of Columbus, veteran Texas newspaperman, died Monday morning of a heart attack in Veteran Administration Hospital in Houston.

He had been under treatment for a heart condition for the past several years.

A native of Bowie, Texas, he edited the Colorado County Citizen from 1917 to 1923 and later was employed by the Houston Post. For six years he was city editor of the Brownsville Herald, and from 1931 to 1944 he was editor and co-owner of the Baytown Sun.

In semi-retirement at Columbus he had been correspondent for the Post and courthouse correspondent for the Mercury and the Eagle Lake Headlight.

He was a past president of the Live Oak Art Club, a member of the Baptist Church, and a Rotarian for 25 years.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Odd Fellows Rest at Columbus.

Surviving are his wife; a daughter in California; four sisters and three brothers.

Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1960, page 1

Pendergrass, John J.

Dr. Pendergrass Buried Here On Sunday Afternoon

Dr. John J. Pendergrass of Wharton, former citizen of Eagle Lake, was buried at Lakeside Cemetery on Sunday afternoon following funeral services at 2 o’clock at the Wharton Funeral Home with Rev. Nolan R. Vance, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Wharton officiating.

Pallbearers were Marcel Sorrell, William Cline, Carl Shannon of Wharton, Chris Elliot of Newgulf, Smoot Devalt of Glen Flora and George Cason of Matthews.

Dr. Pendergrass died at a Wharton Hospital on Saturday following a short illness.

He was born near Charlestown, Ark. eighty years ago, and had practiced over fifty years before retiring in 1937. He received his early education at Ozark Academy and also attended the University of Arkansas. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Louisville.

In 1886 Dr. Pendergrass and his family located at Leonard in North Texas, and upon retirement in 1937 came to Eagle Lake to reside on a farm between Eagle Lake and Wharton where he and his wife lived for a number of years. Then they took up residence in Wharton, being prominent in social, civic and church affairs, as they had been in Leonard and Eagle Lake.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic Lodge and the Methodist Church. Dr. and Mrs. Pendergrass have cared for a number of children in the Methodist Orphanage at Waco during the past decades and have also reared young boys and girls in their home.

He is survived by his wife, one son, J. N. Pendergrass of Eagle Lake, one daughter, Mrs. David M. Bentley of Philadelphia, Pa., one sister, Mrs. Rowena Rogers of Charleston, Ark., one brother, Faye Pendergrass of Texarkana and five grandchildren.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to members of his family in their bereavement.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 23, 1948
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Pendergrass, Wanda Lynn (Ripper)

Pendergrass Funeral Services Held July 28

Wanda Lynn (Ripper) Pendergrass passed away unexpectedly on July 22, at the age of 47.

A memorial service was held Monday, July 27 at Amey Funeral Home in Austin. The funeral service was held Tuesday, July 28 at Weimar United Church of Christ and a burial service followed at the Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Barbara J. Ruth and Rev. John A Wright, pastors of Oak Hill United Methodist Church of Austin officiated.

Wanda was born September 15, 1950, in Weimar, to Ben and Elvira Ripper. Wanda graduated from Weimar High School in 1969.

In 1972, she graduated with honors from the University of Texas in Austin, with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.

She received a Masters of Arts in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas and was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Wanda married John Steven Pendergrass on September 2, 1972 and they made the decision to make Austin their home.

She was an exemplary math teacher for 26 years. While employed with Austin ISD, she was recognized as Teacher of the Year on her campus by her peers and held several leadership roles by serving on various committees.

She was a teacher of untiring patience, creative ideas, concerns and love for all levels and abilities of students.

It was her special ability to work with the underachiever that many of her peers and students admired most.

She is survived by husband, Steve Pendergrass, and daughter Kara, of Austin; parents, Ben and Elvira Ripper of Weimar; sister, Pamela Cox and husband Milton of Luling; sister, Lori Zuhn and husband Michael of La Grange; nephew, Aaron Zuhn and niece, Hannah Zuhn of La Grange; mother-in-law, Katie Pendergrass of Austin; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of tremendously supportive and loving friends.

Pallbearers were Michael Zuhn, Milton Cox, Jr., Harry Hester, Earl Belcher, John S. and Kevin Moran.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kara R. Pendergrass Fund for educational support at any Austin area NationsBank location.

The Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Pennington, Ida May

Funeral Services Held Today For Mrs. Pennington

Sudden Death Wednesday Afternoon of Mrs. Ida Pennington Comes As Shock To Loves Ones And Friends.

Though she had been in ill health for more than a year, the sudden death of Mrs. Ida Pennington shortly after noon Wednesday came as a shock to her loved ones and friends.

Mrs. Pennington was one of Eagle Lake's most lovable women, sweet, gentle and refined. She was universally popular among our people, and her death is mourned by a legion of friends.

Before her marriage she was Ida Mary Ranft, and was born in Luling, Texas, January 18, 1896. She was married to Mr. Pennington August 19, 1922, at Price, Utah, the family having made Eagle Lake their home since January 1924.

For eleven years, up to the time her health gave away a year ago, she was on duty as bookkeeper at the First National Bank. She resigned her position with the bank shortly after the death of her father in March of last year.

She is survived by her husband, C. C. Pennington; her mother, Mrs. Lula Ranft, four sisters, Mrs. J. D. Moore of Freer, Mrs. E. M. Watts of Yoder, Colorado, Mrs. M. F. Waltz of Del Rio, Mrs. Otto Vogt of Boerne, and three brothers, E. O. Ranft of Eagle Lake, and L J. and C. R. Ranft of Seguin, who have the sympathy of all who knew them.

Funeral services were held from the family home at 2:30 Friday afternoon with interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were S. O. Boothe, W. E. Lenhart, A. R. Witter, Max Conner, W. H. Albrecht and Mose Thomas.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 27, 1939
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Penny, Fayette

Mr. Fayette Penny, age 84 years passed away at the residence of his son, Ford Penny, 630 Bayland St., Houston, Wednesday evening at 7 P.M. after an illness of short duration.

Mr. Penny’s remains were brought overland to Bay City and prepared for burial.

Mr. Penny is survived by his son, Ford Penny of Houston, two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Styers of Hempstead, Texas, Mrs. Nettie Williams of Houston, four half-sisters, Mrs. Arthur Windell, Mrs. Lois Shipps of Shreveport, Texas, Mrs. B. P. Smith of Woodville, Texas, and Mrs. Herbert Earl of Beaumont, Texas; one brother, Willie Penny and one half-brother H. B. Penny of Jasper, Texas and two grandsons, Clay and L. D. Penny of Bay City, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from Taylor Bros. Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cedarvale Cemetary. (sic) Taylor Bros. Are in charge of the arrangements.

Bay City Newspaper, January, 1941
Submitted by Judy Talkington
[ Lafayette Penny married Ida Sledge. They were listed in the 1880 and 1900 Colorao County Census. JT]

Penny Lucy

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

It is with regret we chronicle the death of Mrs. James Penny, which occurred near Weimar last Tuesday eve, Dec. 13th. She was the wife of Mr. James Penny, one of our most prominent citizens, and had resided in this community a number of years. To the sorrowing family we tender heartfelt sympathy in their hour of bereavement. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, December 15, 1887

Penny, Mason

Another good man has gone, in the person of Mr. Mason Penny, who died last Friday night at his residence near this city. His remains were laid away in the Odd Fellows' Rest last Saturday, to await the resurrection morn.

Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1888
Submitted by Deborah Smith

Penny, unknown

Weimar Local Matters

Mr. Potthast lost his only child by death last Sunday; Mr. John Walker his little darling on Monday; and on the same day Mr. Mason Penny lost his only child also. We understand that these little ones died of congestion. How the hearts of parents run out in sympathy for these bereaved households, none but those who have been called upon to suffer like afflictions can truly feel the pangs that now fill the bosoms[sic] of these stricken parents. [Places of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 27, 1881

Perales, Arthur Sr.

Arthur Perales Sr., 70, of Sheridan, passed away Jan. 6, at Christus St. Catherine Health and Wellness Center, in Katy.

He was born in Houston, June 1, 1931, to Eulalia and Josephine Perales and married Cira Leal, Sept. 5, 1952. He served as a heavy duty mechanic of Cameron Iron Works and grounds maintenance supervisor for Rice University.

He was preceded in death by parents; and sister, Lillie Torres.

He is survived by his wife Cira Perales; daughters and sons-in-law, DeAnn Roe of Houston, Theresa and Frank Flores of Sheridan and Priscilla and Joel Lopez of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law Arthur Perales Jr. of Sheridan, Richard and Rhonda Perales of Magnolia, Ronnie Perales of Sheridan and Eric and Stacey Hutchison of Pasadena; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services took place Jan. 8, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Joel Lopez, Frank Flores, Raymond Torres, Joe Torres, Kenny Hutchinson and Tony Leal Jr

Colorado County Citizen, January 16, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Perego, Leona (Becker)

Perego

Leona Becker Perego, age 87, passed away on Sept. 9 at Columbus Community Hospital. Services were held at Henneke Funeral Home on Sunday Sept. 11, with burial in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Father Tim Kosler officiated. Rosary was held Sat. at Henneke Funeral Home.

Leona Becker Perego was born Sept. 16, 1900 in Fayetteville to Henry Becker and Louise Kurtzman. She was a resident at Sweetbriar Nursing Home prior to her death. She was a retired nurses aide.

Surviving her are sisters: Isabel Svrcek, Fayetteville, Amanda Randow, Eagle Lake, Myrtle Strzinek, Sinton; nieces and nephews: Clarietta Ripper. Erwin Knippel, Daniel Becker, Debra Schmitt, Frances Strzinek, Norma Jean Strzinek, Theresa Svrcek, Jeanette Becker, and Kathy Kruciak.

Pallbearers were Erwin Knippel, Jodie Ripper, Lawrence Ripper, Melvin Schmitt, Jimmy Peters and Frank Braden.

Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 1988, page 2

Perez, Francesca

Francesca "Panchita" Perez, 114, of Eagle Lake, died Thursday, November 3, 1994 at a family residence in El Campo.

Born October 4, 1880, in Odem, she was the daughter of Jose M. Velasco and Candelaria Cano. Mrs. Perez was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Eagle Lake, and had been an area resident for most of her life.

Funeral services were held November 5th with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of the Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Martin Martinez, Felix Martinez Sr., Felix Martinez II, Richard Rodriguez Jr., Benjamin Fuentes and John Fuentes.

She is survived by her daughters Janie Perez, of Houston and Geneva Perez of Dickenson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and loved ones.

Mrs. Perez was preceded in death by her husband, Pedro, in 1975, and her parents.

Colorado County Citizen, November 9, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Perez, Pablo Jr.

Perez, Jr.

Funeral services were held for Pablo Perez. Jr. Tuesday. October 20 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with the Father Tim Kosler officiating.

Burial was at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Pablo Perez, Jr. was born September 21, 1950 in Weimar to Pablos[sic] Perez, Sr. and Felipa Garcia Perez.

He was a self-employed yard maintenance man.

Mr. Perez was a Catholic.

Survivors include his father, Pablo Perez, Sr. of Columbus; nephew, Stephen Perez of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law, Celia and Chris Byler of San Antonio; and brother and sister-in-law, Ruben and Alicia Perez of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Edward Joe Garcia, Pete Garcia. Michael Garcia, Mike GarcIa, Richard Garcia, Adam Perez, Ben Perez and Larry Rios.

Colorado County Citizen, October 22, 1987, page 2

Perez, unknown

Mexican Boy Killed.

While playing with a target rifle last Friday afternon[sic] the little son of a Mexican named Perez, accidently shot himself through the right breast killing him almost instantly. A local physician was summoned, but upon arrival found the boy in a dying condition and within half an hour life was extinct. The boy's father is a secton hand on the Southern Pacific railroad, and it was in the box cars used for dwellings by the Mexicans that the accident occurred. Marshal Insall made an examinatiion of the wound and found that the bullet entered the boy's right breast, making a downward course. Just how it happened no one seems to know. There were two Mexicans in the room at the time, but they claim they did not see the boy when the shot was fired. The boy's father had a Mexican man, who was in the room at the time, arrested and taken to Columbus Sunday afternoon and placed in jail. The boy's body was burried[sic] in the Catholic [St. Michael's] cemetery Saturday morning.

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1916

Perkins, Jennie (Smith)

Mrs. Jennie Perkins Succumbs at 78

Mrs. Jennie Perkins, who was 78 last Sept. 15, was buried in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here Tuesday after services in Columbus Funeral home conducted by Rev. Norman Roberts.

Mrs. Perkins died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday in the Colonial Rest home in Schulenburg. Her husband died sometime ago.

She was born in Kansas, Sept 15, 1881, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Simmons of Columbus; a son, Willie Perkins of Columbus; and a brother, Alonzo Smith of Orange.

Colorado County Citizen, October 8, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Perkins, Willie E.

Perkins

Willie E. Perkins age 82, passed, away. December 26 at River Oaks Convalescent Home in Columbus after a 7 year stay.

Funeral services were held December 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Reverend Raymond Cox officiating. Burial was at Old Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Willie was born August 31, 1902 in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Jennie Smith Perkins and Willie Allen Perkins. He lived in Columbus for the past 25 years where he was a retired cafe worker.

Willie was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister. Mrs. W. A. Simmons of Columbus; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Johnny Simmons. Tommy Noska, Clarence Noska, Doyle Noska, Jimmy Noska and Billy Noska,

Colorado County Citizen, January 3, 1985, page 2

Perrard, Edmund J.

Stroke Fatal to Edmund Perrard; Funeral Jan. 4

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, January 4, at St. Michael's Catholic Church here for Edmund J. Perrard, 75, a stroke victim.

Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Perrard, a retired farmer and county employee, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, January 2, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days.

Born Nov. 16, 1901, at Moulton, he was a son of John and Barbara (Tersh) Perrard. He married Lena Spies at Hallettsville on Oct. 24, 1922. They had lived in the Weimar area the past 35 years, moving here from Witting, Lavaca County.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters, Mrs. Earline Britton of Columbus, Mrs. Nettie Korenek of Rockdale, Mrs. Bernice Billeck of Weimar and Mrs. Charlene Fojt of Victoria; four sons, Leroy and Bernard of Houston, Melvin of Columbus and Roy Lee of Rockdale; 15 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Berger of Shiner, and two brothers, John Perrard of Moulton and Anton Perrard of Houston.

Two sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren preceded him in death.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were James Billeck, Edward Billeck, Gary Perrard, Robert Perrard, Michael Korenek, and Alan Korenek.

Weimar Mercury, January 6, 1977
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Perry

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Persons, G. W.

DEPARTED this life, at 11:30 a.m., last Monday, at the residence of Dr. T. C. Cook, Mr. G. W. PERSONS, for the past three years a resident of the prairie city. Deceased had been a sufferer for many months with an eating cancer on his face, and although skilled physicians had been untiring in their efforts to remove it, they never succeeded. He was originally a resident of Georgia, where, we are informed, he had a number of relatives. Mr. Persons was a noble chiristian gentlemen, of pleasing address, a member of the Baptist church for many years, and died in the hopes of a glorious immortality. He leaves a wife and two children--a boy and a girl--to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father. His remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, and were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved in their sad affliction.

Weimar Mercury, May 31, 1890

Persons, Robin L.

Persons

Robin L. Persons, 50, of Sheridan, passed away Dec. 19.

She was born May 1, 1955 and married Glenn Persons Dec. 20, 1985 in Fredericksburg.

She is survived by her husband; father, Robert Nichols, of Florida; mother, Barbara Blum Nichols, of Florida; step-mother, Gail Nichols, of Florida; step-daughter, Shannon Jones, of Weimar; step-son, Preston Persons, of Weimar; and five step-grandchildren.

Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at First Baptist Church in Sublime with Brother Jim Herrington officiating. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, December28, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Pesak, Anton Kenneth

Kenneth Pesak Memorial Service Held June 8

Anton Kenneth Pesak, 46, of Weimar died June 4 at the Columbus Community Hospital. Memorial services were scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Rev. Lynnee Sorensen, Rev. J. R. Westerfield, and Rev. Herb Beyer officiating.

Mr. Pesak was born on Sept. 20. 1958 in Wharton to Anton John and Pauline (Lucko) Pesak.

Kenneth married Tina Larie (Vandolah) Pesak on March 8, 1980.

He was a resident of Weimar for 42 years.

Mr. Pesak was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.

Kenneth worked for Pesak Brothers Construction as a general contractor.

Kenneth was a very active member and leader in the building project at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar. He was a respected member of the community, active with the local FFA and County Fair. Kenneth was an avid sportsman and hunter.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Pesak of Weimar; mother and step-father, Pauline and Sherrod Jones of Weimar; daughter, Crystal Montana Pesak of Weimar; sons, Eric Wayne of College Station, Aaron Anton and Daniel Sherrod Pesak both of Weimar.

He is also survived by a sister Debroah[sic] Lynn Herzik and husband Marshal of Schulenburg; brothers, Robert Wayne Pesak and wife Cindy of Weimar, Douglas Quin Pesak and wife Sandy of Weimar; and nieces and nephews, Amanda, Clayton, Hailey, Carrie, Kristy, Bobby, Shannon, Brandon and Shane.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anton John Pesak.

Pallbearers were Robert Pesak, Doug Pesak, Marshal Herzik, Jim Vandolah, Bubba Schneider and Bob Tait. [Cremated]

Weimar Mercury, June 9, 2005

Pesak, Gladys M. (Lucko)

Pesak

Gladys Minnie Lucko Pesak, 74, of Weimar, passed away Aug. 31, in Houston.

She was born in Weimar on July 5, 1932 to Walter August and Erna (Trojan) Lucko. She was a homemaker, mother, a school bus driver and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar and the Ladies Circle. She enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, fishing and camping. A person never left her home hungry and usually with an extra plate of kolaches or some other goodie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joseph E. Pesak Sr.; and brothers Owen Lucko, Leonard Lucko and Ernest Lucko.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bethany and Walter Guthmann of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph E. and Judy (Kuehn) Pesak Jr. of Weimar and John Paul and Rhonda (Thumann) Pesak of Dickinson; sisters, Pauline Jones and Augusta Ann Lucko of Weimar; and grandchildren, Charlotte Pesak, Joseph Pesak III, Colby Guthmann, Spencer Guthmann and Edward M. Pesak.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Pastor Lynnae Sorensen and Pastor Herb Beyer officiating. Prayer services were led by Pastor JR Westerfield Sept. 1 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial took place at Miller Creek Cemetery in Oak Grove.

Pallbearers were Fillip Pesak, Brandon Pesak, Thomas Fojtik, Robert Pesak, Jerry Shupak and Eric Pesak. Serving as honorary pallbearers were her grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, September 6, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen

Peschel, Harold

Peschel

Harold Peschel, 66, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, May 2.

There will be visitation at Henneke Funeral Home Thursday, May 3 from 3-8 p.m. and at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Friday, May 4 from 9-10 a.m. There will be a prayer service at Henneke Funeral Home Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m,

Services with full honors by Columbus Volunteer Fire Department will be on Friday, May 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

For a complete obituary, please see the next issue of The Colorado County Citizen on Wednesday, May 9.

Colorado County Citizen, May 2, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Peschel

Harold Peschel, 66, of Shaws Bend, passed away May 2 at his residence.

He was born in Peasack Commu-nity Nov. 26, 1940 to Raymond and Ottilie (Heinsohn) Peschel and married Lelda Peschel Feb. 5, 1961. He served in the National Guard for six years and was retired from the Colorado County Main-tenance Department, Precinct 3. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus Volun-teer Fire Department, Colorado County Wildlife Management Association, Harvey Creek Co-op and Woodmen of the World.

He was preceded in death by his mother; grandson, Ryan Joseph Gene Kapel; and his mother- and father-in-law, Lester and Linda Aurich.

He is survived by his wife; father, Raymond Peschel of New Ulm; daughters and sons-in-law, Halissa and Gary Toddy of Fayetteville, Gallia and Bubba Kapel of Shaws Bend and Marliece and Ardene Poncik of Shaws Bend; sisters, Joyce Mae Schneider of Marlin, Lynette Frnka of New Ulm and Marilyn Neumann of New Ulm; brother, Robert Lee Peschel of Caldwell; and seven grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted May 4 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with honors by the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment followed at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Pallbearers were Columbus Volunteer Fire Department Honor Guard.

Honorary pallbearers were Columbus Volunteer Fire Department members.

Colorado County Citizen, May 9, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Peschke, Judith (Frederick) Merseburger

DEPARTED this life, in this city, at noon Saturday last, after a serious illness. Mrs. Judith Peschke, wife of Mr. J. A. Peschke of the Citizen corps. Mrs. Peschke possessed beauties of character, and qualities of real worth which eminently fitted her to adorn the position of wife and mother, and won for her the truest esteem and friendship of all who knew her. Her little boy and girl are deprived of the greatest blessing earth holds, a mother’s love, and a voiceless agony fills her husband’s soul, once radiant with her presence. Death seems cruel to snatch the loved ones, leaving bruised and bleeding cords of affection so rudely severed, but as life is sweet to the living, so likewise is death sweet to those who are transported to that world fairer than dreams can picture

“There the hope blossoms make fruitage of sweetness,
There shall the many faced shadows grow bright;
There, O thank God, Life’s immortal completeness
Springs from the grave like a seed to the light.” [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado Citizen, October 14, 1880

Peschke, Louis

Little Louis, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Peschke, passed from earth to the Father last Thursday afternoon. He was a bright, interesting child of 19 months, and a well-spring o pleasure in the household. His remains were committed to the dust at 4 o’clock last Friday afternoon at Odd Fellows’ Rest, Rev. Father Weimer solemnizing the ceremonies. Sweet be his rest.

Colorado Citizen, November 15, 1888, page 3

Pesl, Anthony B. “Tony”

Tony Pesl Funeral Held Here Feb. 23.

Funeral. services for Anthony B. (Tony) Pesl, 56, of Austin were held Tuesday, Feb. 23, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Pesl, a former. Weimar resident and Navy veteran, died Feb. 20. at 3:30 p;m.. in Austin, after a lengthy illness.

Born May 20, 1931, at Cistern, he was a son of Anton K. and Lillie (Hlozek) Pesl. He graduated from Weimar High School in 1948 and attended Texas A&M before joining the Navy, in which he served from June 1949 to June 1950. He married Joyce Kahlden here on July 7, 1951. He was employed by Great Southern Life Insurance Co. as an agent before retiring. He was fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the KJT.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Lillie Pesl; five daughters, Julie Pesl, Alexia Hibbert, Nell Winstead and Veronica Garrison, all of Austin; and Mary Chambers of San Francisco, California; four sons, Anthony Matthew Pesl, Vance Pest and Samuel Pesl, all of Austin, and Thomas Pesl of Dallas; four grandchildren; two sisters, Tracy Plunkett of Houston and Addie Anders of Rosenberg; and . three brothers, George M. Pesl of Pasadena, Joseph J. Pesl of Houston and Rudolph James Pesl of Pearland. His father and an infant daughter preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Thomas Guilbeau, Darryl Winstead, Rodney Pesl, Martin Pesl, Robert Anders, and Jimmy Pesl.

Weimar Mercury, February 25, 1988, page 3

Pesl, Joyce (Kahlden)

Joyce Pesl Funeral Services Held Sept. 10

Joyce (Kahlden) Pesl, 74, of Austin died Sept. 5 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 10 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed in the St. Michael Cemetery.

Joyce was born Aug. 2, 1931 in the Osage Community to Robert William and Margaret (Tengler) Kahlden.

She attended Osage Grade School, Weimar High School and Draughon Business College in San Antonio.

Joyce married Anthony Bernard Pesl on July 7, 1951 in Weimar.

Mrs. Pesl lived 20 years in the Weimar area, also living in Columbus, San Antonio, Houston and then Austin from 1969 to 2005.

She was a member of Meals on Wheels and a Volunteer at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Austin.

Joyce retired from the Texas Senate. She was the Texas Senate Payroll officer for many years.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Adney of Glendale, Calif., Alexia Hibbert of Austin, Nell Winstead of Liberty Hill, and Veronica Harycki of Austin; sons, Matthew Pesl of Austin, Vance Pesl of Marble Falls, and Samuel Pesl of Austin; and 14 grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters, Sandra Guilbeau of Houston, Susan Koen of Houston, and Theresa Jordan of Ft. Worth.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son Thomas More Pesl, daughters, Valerie Joyce Pesl and Julie Coleen Pesl.

Pallbearers were Darryl Winstead, Andy Hibbert III, Joe Adney, Steve Harycki, Tyler Winstead and Andy Hibbert IV.

Honorary Pallbearers were Stephen Winstead, Jake Hibbert, Alec Adney, Will Pesl, Max Garrison and Zac Pesl.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 2005, page 2A

Pesl, Pamela J.

Pamela J. Pesl Funeral Services October 30

Pamela J. Pesl died after a long courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 27 surrounded by her family.
The funeral Mass was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in La Porte with Father Eric Pitre officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery of Weimar.

Pam was born in Houston on Nov. 8, 1956 to George and Mildred Pesl of Pearland.

She grew up in Houston, was employed by SBC for 27 years and was a longtime committee member of the Houston Livestock Show.

She is survived by her parents, George and Mildred Pesl; siblings, Phyllis and husband Jim Tinney, children, Douglas and Mark, of Houston; Mark and wife Jayne Pesl, children, Karl, Rachel and Angela of Pearland; Rodney and wife Susan Pesl, children, Scott, Paige, Jaime, Kevin and Blake of Houston; Paula Wick and son, Bradley of Pearland; Patrice and husband Randy Williams, children, Grayson and Garrett of Pearland; Sue and husband Mark Maxwell and children Cole and Kelly of Pearland.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, the late Raymond and Martha Kloesel and the late A. K. and Ludmilla Pesl, all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, November 11, 2004

Pesl, Thomas More

THOMAS MORE PESL: Thomas More Pesl, age 36, of Austin, passed away October 25, 1998, in Austin. He was born October 22, 1962, in Houston. He graduated from Westlake High School in 1981, and attended Austin Community College. He was employed by the legal division of the Texas Department of Insurance. He is survived by his mother, Joyce Pesl; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Joe Adney, Alexia and Andy Hibbert, Nell and Darryl Winstead, Veronica and Eddy Garrison; brothers and sisters-in-law, Matthew and Shelly Pesl, Vance and Sue Ellen Pesl, Samuel and Tracy Pesl; grandmother, Margaret Kahlden; numerous nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles, cousins and friends. Services are Wednesday, October 28, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. Rosary is Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Visitation at Hubbard Funeral Chapel from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday. Burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Darryl Winstead, Andy Hibbert, Eddy Garrison, Daniel Orozco, Tyler Winstead and Andy Hibbert IV. Honorary pallbearers are Joe Adney, Stephen Winstead, Jake Hibbert, Alec Adney, Will Pesl and Max Garrison. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Hubbard Funeral Home, 409-725-8561, Weimar.

The Austin American-Statesman, October 26, 1998

Pesl, Valarie Joyce

Pesl Baby Dies Of Blood Disease; Rites Held Here

Valerie Joyce P e s I, 7-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony B. Pesl, of 637 East! 6 1/2 St., Houston, died, Monday in St. Joseph's Hospital at Houston, of a blood stream disease.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Wednesday morning, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery. Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd and Rev. Benton Thurmond officiated.

Valerie was stricken in January with a rare infection of the blood stream called hemolytic anemia. The actual cause of death was a secondary disease hernosiderosis, a. liver condition.

She was born here August 17, 1955. The mother is the former Miss Joyce Kahlden.

Surviving in addition to the parents are two sisters, Julie, 3 1/2 and Mary Rebecca, 20 months; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. PesI and Mr. and Mrs.R. W KahIden.

Weimar Mercury, March 30, 1956

Pesnell, Judith Kay (Perry)

Judith Kay Perry Pesnell

1941-2009

Judith Kay Perry Pesnell of Eagle Lake passed away Tuesday November 3, at the age of 68.

She was born October 21, 1941 to Buck and Ruby Perry of Mathews.

Judi attended school in Garwood and graduated from Eagle Lake High School in 1959.

She married Carl Pesnell on March 27, 1961. To this marriage the couple was blessed with three sons.

Judi was an LVN, and devoted homemaker and mother. Throughout her 48 years as an LVN Judi touched many lives. She is a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake.

Her favorite past time activities included gardening, reading and shopping antique shows, but mostly she enjoyed her time with friends, family and her boys.

Judi is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Sidney, John and Tommy Perry; sisters, Marion Autry and June Perry; father-in-law, Robert Lee Pesnell.

Survivors include husband, Carl Pesnell; sons, Jeff Pesnell of New Ulm, Keith Pesnell of Brazoria and Stephen Pesnell of Eagle Lake; mother-in-law, Zena Mae Pesnell of El Dorado, Arkansas; sisters, Margie Tate and husband, Frank of Mathews, Helen Caperton of Moody, Linda Swoboda and husband, Marvin of Nada, Carol Munsch and husband, Johnny of Shiner; brothers, R.C. Perry and wife, Rose Marie Perry of Columbus and Kenneth Perry of Rock Island; brother-in-law, Roy Autry of Victoria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 a.m. at Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Pastor Don Storey, Sr. officiating.

At the request of the family, memorial donations may be made in memory of Judi to Houston Hospice of El Campo, 1102 North Mechanic, El Campo, Texas 77437, www.hospicehouston.org.

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the out-pouring of support from friends and family.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. [Burial place unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 12th, 2009

Peter, Amalia

FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. KAREL PETER, AGED 88

Funeral services for Mrs. Karel Peter, 88, a thirty-seven year resident of Weimar area whose death occurred Friday, were held Sunday morning from the residence and at St. Michael’s Church. with Msgr. Josph[sic] J. Szymanski officiating.

The deceased was a native of Frenstadt, Czechoslovakia, after emigrating to this section where for 15 years she was a resident of the Oak Grove area. For the past 22 years, however, she had lived in an area nearer Weimar. Her husband, Karel Peter, expired two year ago.

Pall hearers included Charles and Eddie Peter, Victor Peter, Charles Hoffmann, Rudolph Mueller and Jim Labay. Survivors include: Two sons, Charles Peter of Beeville and Leo Peter of Hillje; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Hoffmann of Nada, and Philomena Peter of Weimar; twelve grandchildren, Matilda Labay and Annie Dubecka of Gobblers, Creek: Charles and Ed Peter, Mary Peter and Mollie Mueller, all of Beeville; Victor Peter of Hillje; Alma Valigura of Fort Worth; Hattie and Leon Peter of Hillje; Charles and Lillie Hoffmann of Nada; and nine great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the St. Michael’s Cemetery.

The Mercury publisher extends sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, February 9, 1940, page 1

Peter, Joe G.

FINAL RITES FOR JOE G. PETER, 69, HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Joe G. Peter, 69, who had made Weimar his home for the past 50 years or more, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Saturday, Feb. 26, with Rev. Alois Goertz, officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Peter was born at Fayetteville, January 2, 1880, the son of Lena and John Peter. A bachelor, he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Kasper for the past several years. He died Thursday night shortly after a heart attack.

His nearest relative surviving is an uncle, John Peter of Weimar. A sister, Mrs. Anna Muzny, died last Tuesday at El Campo. Pallbearers were John Kasper, Steve Kasper, Alfred J. Kainer, Ignac Mezik, Joe Mezik, and Joe N. Cernoch.

Out-of-town people here for the funeral were Jim Urbanovsky, Mrs. Ed Urbanovsky, Fred Kasmiersky, all of Fayetteville; and Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Mazoch of El Campo.

Weimar Mercury, March 4,1949

Peter, John

John Peter, a farmer living on the hill east of town, was struck by a passing train last Saturday afternoon and instantly killed. He had been dead some time when found. No one seems to have witnessed the accident, or to know just when same occurred. The back of his skull was crushed in, and death must have been instantaneous. From the evidence at hand, it is believed he had been drinking heavily, and had sat down or laid down on the ties and fallen asleep. A nearly empty whiskey jug was found near the body. He was on his way home from town. The body was buried the following day. He leaves a widow and several little children in reduced circumstances. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1903, page 8

Peter, Joseph Sr.

Weimar Local Matters

Joseph Peter, Sr., an old citizen of this neighborhood, was buried Monday. Mr. P. came here from Bohemia, and settled near the place where he died twenty-six years ago. By economy he had struggled from poverty to a competency, was a good, quiet Christian gentleman, a faithful member of the Catholic faith. [Place of interment Dubina Catholic Cemetery ]

Colorado Citizen, August 25, 1881, page 3

Peterek, Albert Louis

Albert Peterek Funeral Held Here March 1

Funeral services for Albert Peterek Sr., 71, of Dallas were held Sunday, March 1, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Peterek, an employee of Superior Foods Co. before retirement, died Feb. 25 in Veterans Administration Hospital at Houston after two years of illness.

Born Sept. 3, 1915, in Lavaca County, he was a son of Frank and Emilie (Marker) Peterek. He married Christina Hanzelka at Weimar on June 25, 1946. He was a Weimar resident for 27 years but for 44 years lived in Dallas. He was a veteran of World War II.

Peterek's wife died Dec. 10, 1969. He is survived by a son and a daughter, Albert Peterek Jr. of Dallas and Mrs. Jeanette Hershowitz of New York; two grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Peterek of Houston and one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Ryba of Schulenburg. A sister and a brother preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were James Peterek, Ernest Peterek Jr., Frank Peterek, Johnny Peterek, Larry Peterek and Marvin Peterek.

Weimar Mercury, May 5, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Peterek, Christina (Hanzelka)

Mrs. Peterek, Weimar Native, Buried Dec. 15

Funeral services for Mrs. Albert (Christina) Peterek, 53, were held Tuesday morning, Dec. 15, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Peterek died Dec. 13 in Dallas, where she had lived the past 24 years.

A native of the Weimar area, she was born July 9, 1917, the daughter of Ed and Emilie Pokluda Hanzelka. She attended St. Michael's School here and was married to Mr. Peterek on July 25, 1946. They had lived in Dallas since that time. She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church there.

Her husband survives, along with one son, Albert Jr., just out of the Army; one daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Davis of Ottawa, Canada; three sisters, Mrs. Emil (Edna) Krizak of Oakland, Mrs. Ernest (Mary) Peterek of Brookshire, and Mrs. Erwin (Sophie) Zapalac of Weimar; and two brothers, Edward Hanzelka of Borden and Joe Hanzelka of Weimar.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Edward Hanzelka, Ronnie Hanzelka, Dale Edward Zapalac, James Peterek and Jimmie and Edwin Ryba.

Weimar Mercury, December 24, 1970

Peterek, Ernest I.

Final Rites for Ernest Peterek Here January 21

Funeral services for Ernest I. Peterek Sr., 52, of Brookshire, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church here Monday, January 21, with Rev. Charles Domec and Rev. Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Peterek, World War II Army veteran, died at 1 a.m. Jan. 18 enroute from Brookshire to Veterans Adminstration Hospital in Houston, of unknown causes.

Born Aug. 5, 1921, at Hallettsville, he was the son of Frank and Amelia Marek Peterek. He married Mary Hanzelka here Dec. 29, 1950.

Mr. Peterek had lived in Dallas before moving to Weimar. After 11 years here he moved to Brookshire in 1962. He was employed as a mechanic at Katy Auto Sales in Katy.

His wife survives, along with five sons, Ernest Jr., Frank, John, Marvin and Lawrence Peterek, all of Brookshire; three daughters, Susan and Donna Peterek of Brookshire and Mrs. Larry (Mary) Vern of Houston; one grandson, Mark Vern; two brothers, Albert of Dallas and Charlie of Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Angelina Ryba of Schulenburg. His parents and one sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Albert Peterek Jr., Edwin Ryba Jr., Jimmy Ryba, James Peterek, Edward hanzelka III, Gabriel Rodrigues Jr.; and military pallbearers Harvey Bartosh, Joe Adamcik, Daniel Ulbricht, Adolph Janecka, Louis Richard and Justin Verunac.

Weimar Mercury, January 31, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Peters, Andrea O.

Andrea A. O. "Andy" Peters, Jr. was born May 31, 1902 in Ellinger, Texas to Andrew William Peters and Kathryn Braunschaedel Peters.  He married Clara Struss on August 2, 1923 in Frelsburg, Texas.  The Reverend Otto Lindenburg performed the ceremonies.

Andy and his wife established PETERS AUTO SUPPLY AND FURNITURE in Columbus, Texas on Milam Street in 1941.  After he suffered his first heart attack, he reduced the stock and moved the business near his home.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Columbus Lions Club of which he was president in 1946.

Andy was always a lover of animals.  As a matter of fact, for those who knew him, it was not uncommon to have as many as 25 cats around his home at any one time.  Andy and Clara never did have any children.

One of the last things Andy did on Tuesday morning, June 23, 1959 before having a stroke and passing away was giving all of their cats a big breakfast.  Just a few days before his death, he was deeply concerned about finding a good home for a young hound dog which had strayed to his place. 

Funeral services were held at 10:00 am Thursday, June 25, 1959 at the Untermeyer Funeral Home for Andy O. Peters. He was 57 years of age when he died.  Andy died suddenly while waiting on a customer at his hardware store on Houston Street in Columbus.  Andy had suffered from heart trouble since 1946, but most of his close friends said he seemed in good health until this day.  Burial was at Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas with Reverend G. Wolf officiating. 

Besides Clara Struss Peters, his wife, Andy was survived by a sister, Mrs. Albert (Evelyn Peters) Brune of Columbus, Texas and two nephews, Lellius Brune stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Donald Brune of Columbus, Texas. 

Pallbearers for Andy O. Peters were Louis A. Voskamp, Louis Hohensee, Edmund Fehrenkamp, J.E. Meismer, A.W. Peschel, Clyde Williamson, Alfred Chollet, and A.J. Pinn.

Colorado County Citizen
Submitted by Sidney E. Struss

Peters, Augusta (Kruger)

Final Rites For Mrs. J. Peters, 71, Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. John Peters Sr., 71, of the Oak Grove community, were held Friday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiated, assisted by Rev. Albert Hubertus.

Mrs. Peters died at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Youens Memorial Hospital after two months of serious illness. She had had severe arthritis the past several years.

The former Augusta Kruger, she was born June 2, 1897, in the Weimar area, a daughter of Gottfried and Theresia Beck Kruger. She was married to Mr. Peters on Jan. 9, 1916, and they settled on a farm south of Borden. In 1955 they moved to their own farm at Oak Grove. Mr. Peters died in 1956.

Surviving are six sons, Joe, who lived with his mother the past several years, and John Jr. of Weimar, Frank and Eddy of Columbus, Adolph of Alleyton and Emil of Liberty, two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Millie) Stock and Mrs. Adolph (Rosie) Shumbera, both of Weimar, one brother, Charles Kruger of Schulenburg; one sister, Miss Minnie Kruger of Edinburg; and 12 grandchildren. In addition to her husband, a son, Leo, and six brothers preceded her in death.

Two of her grandsons, John Carl Peters and Edwin Stock Jr., were pallbearers, along with Curtis Bartek, Edwin Billimek, Frank Kolek Jr. and Frank Krahl.

Weimar Mercury, August 29, 1968, page 4

Peters, Clara (Struss)

LAST RITES FOR MRS. A. O. PETERS HELD SATURDAY

Last rites were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Saturday for Mrs. A. O. Peters, who died in Columbus hospital at 10:30 p.m. last Thursday after an illness of 9 weeks.  The Rev. H. L. Anderson of St. Paul Lutheran church officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery beside her husband who died June 23, 1959.  Mrs. Peters was born Clara Struss in Frelsburg Dec. 5, 1895, a daughter of W. M. and Julie Lillie Struss.  She was married to Mr. Peters in Frelsburg Aug. 2, 1923.  The couple had no children.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church.  Mr. and Mrs. Peters founded a hardware and furniture business in Columbus in the early '40's and later moved it to a shop near their home.  Mrs. Peters had terminated the business shortly before her death.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Annie Huebel of Columbus and 2 brothers, A. J. of Eagle Lake and Walter of San Antonio.  One of her brothers, W. A. Struss, prominent Columbus businessman, died suddenly last Thanksgiving Day in El Campo while visiting a son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Presley.  Still another, Louis, died many years ago.  Pallbearers were E. G. Miller, John E. Meismer, L. A. Hohensee, Dick Lynton, Nolan Blaschke, C. A. Williamson, Anton Knappick and Leon Berger.

Colorado County Citizen, June 3, 1965
Submitted by David Hahn

Peters, David John

Stillborn Infant Buried At Brushy

Services were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Aug. 24 and afterwards at the Brushy cemetery for David John Peters, stillborn infant of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Peters of Alleyton. Rev. Raymond Durst of Rutersville officiated.

Glen Wayne Holub and Darryl Lilie served as pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 1960

Peters, Eddy

Eddy Peters Funeral Services Held Feb. 24

Eddy Peters, 68, of Weimar, died Feb. 23. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Hubbard Funeral home with Father John Peters (nephew) officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Peters was born March 2, 1933 in Oak Grove to John Peters, Sr. and Augusta Krueger.

He attended Oak Grove School through the sixth grade and then went to Weimar Public School in the seventh.

He married Josephine Raabe in Yoakum on April 9, 1975.

He served in the U.S. Army from Nov. 3, 1953 to Nov. 2, 1955. He received the National Defense Service medal.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 259.

He worked on oil rigs for 30 years.

Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, Josephine of Weimar; one son, Leo Peters of Houston; two step-daughters, Sonja Stephens and husband David of Sugar Land and Sandra Anders and husband Alan of Katy; one step-son Harold Long and wife Stephania of Weimar; and seven grandchildren.

He is also survived by one sister, Rosie Shumbera and husband Adolf of Weimar, two brothers, Adolf Peters of Bushy and Frank Peters and wife Anita of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his four brothers, Leo, John Jr., Emil, and Joe; one sister, Millie Stock; step-son, Darrell Long; and grandson, Jeremy Long.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Jason and Jeffrey Long of Weimar and Garrett Stephens of Sugar Land; and nephews, Paul Billeck, Patrick Peters, and A. J. Stock of Weimar.

Honorary pallbearers were all other nephews.

Eddy had strong love for his family and he was always ready to lend a helping hand to family, friends, and neighbors.

Weimar Mercury, March 07, 2002
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Peters, Joe

Joe Peters Funeral Services Held July 15

Joe Peters, 76, of Weimar died July 13 at his apartment in the Carriage Hills Apartments, Weimar. Funeral services were held July 15 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar. Burial followed in St. Michael Cemetery.

Father John C. Peters, his nephew, was the principal celebrant, assisted by Fr. John Bily, pastor, Fr. Bob Knippenberg of Hallettsville and Deacon Sonny Rogers of Hallettsville. Fr. John Bily delivered the homily and the eulogy.

Mrs. Ben DeGeorge provided the music for the Mass. Monica Stock, a niece, read the scripture readings. Steven Stock, a great nephew, was the altar served. Andrea Stock and Michelle Stock, great nieces, carried up the offertory gifts.

He was born April 24, 1924 in Weimar to the late John Sr. and Augusta Krueger Peters. He served in the U.S. Army for a brief time and received a medical discharge in March 1943. He was a farmer most of his life and a member St. Michael Catholic Church.

Survivors include: one sister, Rosie Shumbera and husband Adolph of Weimar and three brothers, Eddy Peters and wife Josephine of Weimar, Frank Peters and wife Anita and Adolph Peters of Columbus and sister-in-law, Tillie Peters and a brother-in-law, Edwin Stock Sr. of Weimar, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, one sister, Millie Stock and three brothers, Leo, John Jr. and Emil Peters and sister-in-law Dorothy Peters.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Church/School Endowment Fund of Weimar or the Rev. John C. Peters Seminary Burse, P.O. Box 4070, Victoria, Texas  77903.

Pallbearers were nephews, Alan Peters, Ray Peters, Melvin Shumbera, Donald Hoeinghaus, A.J. Stock and James Stock.

Weimar Mercury, July 20, 2000, page 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Peters, John Jr.

John Peters Jr. Funeral Services Held May 27

John Peters Jr., 81, of Weimar, died Monday, May 24 in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. Funeral services were held May 27 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Peters officiating, with the assistance of Bishop David Fellhauer, Father John Bily, a number of other priests, and several deacons. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Peters was born August 3, 1917 in Weimar to the late John Peters Sr. and Augusta (Krueger) Peters. On Oct. 13, 1947 he married Tillie Stock at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.

He was an oil field worker, a farmer, and a rancher. John was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Life, and St. Michael Catholic Church.

Survivors include: wife, Tillie Peters of Weimar; a son, the Rev. John C. Peters of Hallettsville; one sister, Rosie Shumbera of Weimar; five brothers, Joe Peters and Eddy Peters of Weimar, Frank Peters and Adolph Peters of Columbus, and Emil Peters of La Grange.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Millie Stock and one brother, Leo Peters.

Pallbearers were nephews: Alan Peters, James Stock, A.J. Stock, David Fuller, Melvin Shumbera and Patrick Peters.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Michael Church/School Endowment Fund of Weimar, or Sacred Heart Church/School Endowment Fund of Hallettsville or the Rev. John Peters’ Seminary Burse, P. O. Box 4070, Victoria, Texas  77903.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1999, page 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Peters, John Paul Sr.

Final Rites for John Peters Sr., 60, Held Tuesday.

Funeral services for John Paul Peters Sr., 60-years-old Oak Grove farmer, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated, assisted by Rev. Benton Thurmond and Rev. Thomas Flanagan.

Mr. Peters died at his home at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, of cancer, with which he had been afflicted seven years. About 10 months ago he became seriously ill, and for the past two weeks was confined to his bed.

Born May 14, 1896, at Dubina, he was the son of John and Agnes Peters. He married Augusta Krueger on Jan. 9, 1916, and they settled on a farm north of Borden owned by his mother-in-law, Mrs. Theresa Krueger. In 1947 they bought their own farm near Oak Grove but it was not until 1955 that they moved on it.

Surviving in addition to his wife are seven sons: John Paul Jr., Emil, Joe, Eddy, Adolph, Leo and Frank, all of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Millie) Stock and Mrs. Adolf (Rosie) Shumbera Jr., both of Weimar; one brother, Frank Peters of Nada; three sisters, Mrs. Lena Vasek of Richmond, Mrs. Mary Gadbois and Mrs. Betty Herzik, both of Houston; one half-sister, Mrs. Julia Walchar of Weimar; and four grandchildren. Three of his sons were in military service, Emil and Joe in World Ware II and Eddy in Korea.

Pallbearers were Frank Kolek, Oswald Leidolf, Paul Binder, Rudolph Thumann, Alfred J. Kainer, and John Hajovsky.

Weimar Mercury, October 12, 1956, pages 1 & 8

Peters, Karen Rae (Neiser)

Rites Held Here Thursday for Mrs. Peters, 29

Funeral services were held here Thursday, Feb. 18, for Mrs. Edwin Joe Peters, 29, of Houston, the former Karen Rae Neiser, who died Feb. 16 of cancer.

She had been ill since May of last year. She entered Methodist Hospital at noon Feb. 15 and died at 2 the following morning.

Services were held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Hubbard Funeral Home here, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Henry O. Rolf was principal celebrant of the concelebrated mass. Rev. William F. Halata and Rev. George J. Olsovsky were concelebrants. Rev. Albert Beck, Rev. Don Schwarting and Rev. O. B. Kahlich were present in the sanctuary.

Pallbearers were Tommy Brasher, James Heger, Bill Hoegemeyer, Ernest Hollas, James Horak, and Joe Untermeyer.

Mrs. Peters was born here April 6, 1941, the daughter of Emil C. and Willie Jo Olsovsky Neiser. After graduation from Weimar High School she attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin.

She was married to Mr. Peters Jan. 4, 1964, and they have made their home in Houston since then. They have two children, Mike, aged 6, and Mark, aged 2.

Mrs. Peters ws active in St. Francis De Sales Parish in Houston, teaching in the parish’s Confraternity of Christian Doctrine program and working with the Dominic’s Guild of the Catholic women’s organization. She was an active member of theWomen’s Auxiliary of Certified Public Accountants, the KJZT, and the Bud and Blossom Garden Club.

Surviving in addition to her husband and children are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil C. Neiser of Weimar; two brothers, William Charles Neiser of Austin and Paul Henry Neiser of Houston; and a sister Mrs. Joseph J. Pesl of Houston.

The Weimar Mercury, February 25, 1971
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Peters, Leo

Leo Peters, 20, Electrocuted In Tree Mishap

Leo Peters, 20, formerly of Weimar, an employe (sic) of Blume System tree Experts, of Houston, was electrocuted when he came in contact with power lines while at work in Beaumont Thursday afternoon, Mar. 20.

The accident happened at about 3 o'clock. He was dead on arrival at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, and it is believed the high voltage caused death instantly.

A company official said Leo was approximately 50 feet off the ground in a tree guiding a sawed limb to the ground. He tried to keep the limb from hitting the power lines, but instead his body came in contact with the cables.

Funeral services were held here Sunday morning, March 23, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church. Serving as pallbearers were fellow employes (sic): W. C. Richardson, M. E. La Bonte, Paul Flenuirg, L. H. Thibadeaux, Clayton Davis and Paul La Bonte. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

A son of Mrs. John Peters Sr. and the late Mr. Peters, Leo was born March 1, 1938 near Weimar. He attended school here and in his high school years was a fine football and track man. During the summer vacations he worked for Jack Matthews, local dairyman and farmer. He had been employed by Blume System the past 14 months, and a brother, Joe was one of his fellow employes (sic).

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. John Peters Sr., of Weimar; six brothers, John Jr. employed at Beaumont, Emil of Weimar, Joe of El Campo, Eddy of Liberty, Adolf of Alleyton, and Frank of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Edwin (Millie) Stock and Mrs. Adolf (Rosie) Shumbera, Jr. both of Weimar; three nephews and two nieces.

Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Peters, Otillia “Tillie” (Stock)

Tillie Peters Funeral Services Held May 3

Otillia “Tillie” Peters, 85 of Weimar, died Thursday, April 29 in Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar, where she has been a resident the past four years.

Funeral services were held May 3 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Peters officiating with the assistance of Bishop David E. Fellhauer, Father John Bily, Fr. Jerry Cernoch, a number of other priests, and several deacons including Joey Targac and Deacon Sonny Rogers.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Lectors for the Mass were nieces, Monica Stock and Doris Hoeinghaus. Servers were great-niece Andrea Stock and seminarian Gabriel Espinosa. Offertory gifts were presented by cousins, the Robert Gadbois family.

A rose was presented to the Blessed Mother by friends Fred and Liz Keepers. Music was provided by Annette Coerver, Cathy Divin, Sister Laura and the St. Michael School student choir and also the St. Mary’s Czech singers from the St. Mary community near Hallettsville.

Mrs. Peters was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Weimar to the late Charles and Lena Svetlik Stock.

She married John Peters Jr. on Oct. 13, 1947 at St. Michael Catholic Church.

She is survived by one son, the Rev. John Peters of Hallettsville; one sister, Elizabeth Fuller of Sheridan; and one brother, Edwin S

he is also survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Anita Peters of Columbus, Adolph Peters of Columbus, Rosie and Adolph Shumbera of Weimar and Josephine Peters of Weimar; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Pallbearers were nephews, James Stock, A. J. Stock, David Fuller, Dennis Fuller, I.W. Fuller, Jr., Alan Peters, Patrick Peters and Paul Billeck.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Michael Church or School Endowment fund of Weimar, Sacred Heart Church or School Endowment Fund of Hallettsville, or the rev. John Peters’Seminary Burse No.2, P.O. Box 4070, Victoria, Texas 77903.

The Weimar Mercury, May 6, 2004
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Peterson, Jenavee

SHERIDAN - Jenavee "Jen" Peterson, 77, of Sheridan, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004.

She was born June 9, 1927. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sheridan.

Survivors: daughters, Joan Beaubouef of Pearland, Laneil Vawter of Houston, and Wanda Gail Moss of Rosenberg; sons, Ike Peterson of Edna and Clark Peterson of Sheridan; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: husband, Q.M. "Pete" Peterson; son, Mike Peterson; and parents.

Visitation will be 6:30 p.m. tonight at Kubena Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, Danny Reeves officiating.

Burial will be at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271

Memorials: Sheridan Memorial Library or First Baptist Church of Sheridan.

Victoria Advocate Online, November 5, 2004

SHERIDAN - Services for Jenavee "Jen" Peterson, 77, of Sheridan, who died Thursday, will be 2 p.m. today at Kubena Funeral Home chapel, the Rev. Danny Reeves officiating.

Burial will be at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan. Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 361-798-3271.

Pallbearers: Grandsons, Rick Beaubouef, Andy Beaubouef, Eric Vawter, Marshall Peterson, Hank Peterson, Clay Middleton, Ben Peterson.

Memorials: Sheridan Memorial Library or First Baptist Church of Sheridan.

Victoria Advocate Online, November6, 2004
Submitted by Matt Cross

Peterson, Sarah Elizabeth (Tucker) Adams

Peterson

Funeral services were held for Sarah Elizabeth Peterson Sunday, July 31 from Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Lowry[sic] officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Sarah Elizabeth Peterson was born February 3, 1895 in Loco, Oklahoma to John Aaron Tucker and Mary Katherine Kingery. She was a housewife.

She was affiliated with a Episcopal church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Benjamin Hardin Adams Sr. and her second husband, Charles B. Peterson.

Survivors are daughter, Dorothy Adam Lain of Columbus; son, Benjamin Hardin Adams of Houston; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hershal Lain, Charles Lain, Wayne Lain, Hardin Adams, T. C. Adams, Bill Wiebold and Randy Deason.

Colorado County Citizen, August 4, 1988

Petrosky, Walter W.

Walter W. Petrosky, 64, of Columbus, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1994, in a Houston hospital.

Born July 2, 1930, in Blessing, he was the son of Walter P. and Vlasta (Marek) Petrosky, and had lived most of his life in the Columbus area. On June 25, 1955, he married Shirley Girndt. Mr. Petrosky was a retired employee of the Texas Highway Department. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus and a veteran of the Korean War.

Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were James Untermeyer, Albert Huebel, Wilbert Taylor, Raymond Untermeyer, Edward Faldyn and Billy Joe Malatek.

Mr. Petrosky is survived by his wife of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Deborah Petrosky of Columbus, Dennis and Rhonda Petrosky of Katy and James Petrosky, also of Columbus; sisters, Eleanor Sladecek of Temple, Ellie [Lillie] Sladecek of Granger and Dorothy Mulvey of El Paso; brothers, Lee Petrosky of Huntsville, Edward Simon Petrosky of Eddy and Leonard Petrosky of St. Peters, Mo. and granddaughter Simone Nicole Petrosky.

Colorado County Citizen, September 28, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Pettus, Frank

Frank “Duddy” Pettus

Frank “Duddy” Pettus was born on April 13, 1932 to proud parents, Idessa Dancy and Elvoid Leroy Pettus.

He joined White Cloud Baptist Church at an early age, where he became an usher. “Duddy” also served in the military.

Frank passed away Thursday, June 12.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elvoid Pettus and Idessa Dancy; his brother, Oliver Pettus, Sr.; his sister, Betty Jean Pettus-McLine; and his nephew, Malcolm Thomas Sr.

He leaves to cherish his memory his nephews and nieces, Norris Pettus of Houston, Oliver Thomas (Renee), Edward Thomas (Eva), Raymond Thomas (Jesica); niece-in-law, Marsha Thomas, all of Eagle Lake; and Odessa Thomas (David) of Columbus; a special sister-in-law, Earleen Thomas Upson; special friends, Georgia Hemphill, J.B. Hemphill, Marleen Williams and Arlene Jackson; and a host of relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at White Cloud Baptist Church with Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Final arrangements entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home. [Place of interment unknown]

Pallbearers were White Cloud Baptist Church Usher Board.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, June 19th, 2008
Submitted by John Konesheck

Pettus, G. Sidney

Weimar Items

A. L. Pettus, Esq., had the misfortune to lose his boy, after a short illness. We extend him our sincere condolence. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, January 10, 1878, page 3

Pettus, Georgia R. (Pollard)

Mrs. Georgie Pettus

After quite a spell of sickness the death angel came to relieve Mrs. Georgie Pettus of her suffering on Wednesday of this week at her home in Gonzales. Mrs. Pettus had been sick for several months, and while her death was not unexpected it came as a shock to her relatives and friends. She was about 60 years of age, and is a sister of the late Sidney and Wm. Pollard who lived near Ellinger, and also a sister of Miss Lulu Pollard and Mrs. Ike Ledbetter of Gonzales. Her husband died about 35 years ago. Mrs. Pettus was a resident of Weimar for 20 years or more and is well and favorably known to the older residents of Weimar, of late years she has been making her home in Gonzales. Her remains will be brought to Weimar today (Thursday) and laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery west of town. Funeral services will be held at the grave. The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1915, page 5

Will Pettus and family, F. J. O’Conner and wife, Mrs. J. C. Dilworth, Miss Jennie Ledbetter, and Rev. W. K. Penrod, pastor of the Baptist church, all of Gonzales, were here Thursday inst, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Pettus. Will Pettus and Mrs. O’Conner are children of Mrs. Pettus. Mrs. Pettus’ husband and two children were buried in the Weimar cemetery, Mr. Pettus being buried here in 1880.

Card of Thanks

We desire to return our thanks to the friends who have shown kindnesses to us in our affliction through the death of our mother, Mrs. George Pettus. The many expressions of sympathy and helpfulness extended us have touched our hearts and softened our grief. It is in hours like this when hearts are crushed and loss seems irrepairable[sic], that true friends are our greatest need. The people of Weimar have endeared themselves to us in their quiet and unostentatious sympathy and thoughtfulness. With full hearts and profound gratefulness we make this public acknowledgment of our appreciation and thanks. May God’s richest blessing be upon you and yours all the days of your lives.
Respectfully ,
The family.

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1915, page 4

Pettus, Oliver Sr.

Oliver Pettus, Sr.

Oliver passed away on Wednesday, October 18.
He was born May 13, 1934 in Eagle Lake the son of Elvoid Leroy and Idessa Dancy Pettus.

Oliver was a member of White Cloud Baptist Church and was employed by Farmer Supply Co. as a truck driver.

His mother preceded him in death.

Siblings include, Frank Pettus and Betty Jean (Pettus) McClain.

He leaves to cherish his memory, five children, Oliver Thomas (Renee), Malcolm Thomas (Marsha), Edward Thomas (Eva),and Raymond Thomas, all of Eagle Lake, and Odessa Thomas of Columbus; a very special cousin, Nadine Robinson of Texas City; grandchildren, Terrance Jackson (Amber), Terrell Jackson, Edward Thomas, Jr., Jerrell Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Edricka Thomas, Sonya Fields, Macesly, Machelsea and Malcolm Thomas, Jr., Oshanae Black, Odrick Thomas, Shun Thomas, LaQuendra and Quentin Thomas, Desmond Thomas, Dashae and Daquisha Collins, Wendy Brown (Jerry); great grandchildren, Destinee and Terrance Jackson, Jacumuna Boone, Jerrien and Javien Brown, Tarris, Taj and Trichelle Fields; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 21 at 11 a.m. from White Cloud Baptist Church with Pastor Obie Rhodes, officiating. Interment followed in Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Final arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Oscar Brooks, Dewayne Davis, Cordis Upson, Jr., Victor Davis, Sr., Norman Henderson, Jr., Joe Dancy, Dennis Davis and Kevin Henderson, Sr.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Davis, Willie Dancy, Malcolm Thomas, Sr., Edward Thomas, Sr., Sam Dancy, Quentin Thomas, David Henderson, Desmond Thomas, Edward Thomas, Jr., Jonathan Thomas, Jerrell Thomas, Terrance Jackson, Terrell Jackson, Odrick Thomas, Shun Thomas, Malcolm Thomas, Jr. and Raymond Thomas.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 26th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Pfeifer, Epsy (Saxon)

Epsy Pfeifer

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home Chapel in Weimar Dec. 11 for Mrs. (Epsy) Gottlieb Pfeifer of Weimar. Continued services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. The Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Pfeifer, 80, w a s born May 6, 1894 in Georgia and, died Dec. 9 in Youens' Memorial Hospital in Weimar.

She and Mr. Pfeifer lived for 45 years in Glidden where he was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad. After retiring in 1950, they moved. to Weimar. The Pfeifers celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Nov. 4, 1973

She is survived by her husband, G. E. Pfeifer of Weimar; 3 daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Rose) Rabel and Miss Minnie Pfeifer, both of Weimar, and Mrs. Paul (Jeanette) Burkhart of Pittsburg, Pa.; one son, Raymond Pfeifer of Katy; one sister, Mrs. Beatrice Moyse of San Antonio; 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, December 19, 1974

Pfeifer, Gottlieb Edmond

G. E. Pfeifer Funeral Held Here Friday

Funeral services for Gottlieb Edmond Pfeifer, 87, of Weimar were held Friday, Feb. 17, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Pfeifer died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Youens Memorial Hospital, of a heart attack. He had been in only a day.

A retired Southern Pacific Railroad employee, he had lived in Weimar 17 years. He was born Aug. 5, 1890, at Seguin, a son of Joseph B. and Minnie (Busenlehner) Pfeifer, and married Epsy Saxon on Nov. 4, 1913, at La Grange. They lived there about six years before moving to Glidden. Mr. Pfeifer worked for the railroad for 37 years until retiring. He and his wife moved to Weimar in 1961, and Mrs. Pfeifer died in December 1974.

Mr. Pfeifer was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Joseph’s Society.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Rose) Rabel and Miss Minnie Pfeifer, both of Weimar, and Mrs. Paul (Jeannette) Burkhart Sr. of McKees Rocks, Pa.; one son, Ray Pfeifer of Katy; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Sophie Clark and Mrs. Emma Worthen of San Antonio and Mrs. Elaine Pfeifer of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Neal Rabel, Glenn Rabel and C. D. Prince, grandsons; J. M. Saxon, Earl Saxon, Donald Pfeifer and Joe Pfeifer, nephews; and Leo Busenlehner, a cousin.

Weimar Mercury, February 23, 1978

Pfeifer, Minnie A.

Minnie Pfeifer Funeral Services Held March 8

Minnie A. Pfeifer, 90, of Weimar died March 5 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Minnie was born Oct. 20, 1916 in La Grange to Gottlieb E. and Epsy R. (Saxon) Pfeifer.

She attended Glidden Elementary, Columbus High School, and Business School.

Miss Pfeifer was a member of the Catholic Daughters, and the Federal Retired Workers. She worked in civil service in a National Security Agency in Ft. Mead, Maryland.

Minnie lived in the Weimar area for 35 years. She also lived in the Island of Guam from 1947-1949, San Antonio from 1949-1953, and Maryland from 1953-1972.

After retirement Minnie moved to Weimar to be close to her parents and family. She enjoyed traveling to visit friends and family, but her home was her favorite place to be. She had a special love for cats and much of each day was spent caring for her many pets. She leaves family and friends with sweet memories.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Pfeifer of Buchanan Dam; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rose (Pfeifer) Rabel, and Jeanette Burkhardt; and brother, Raymond Pfeifer.

Pallbearers were Neal Rabel, Glenn Rabel, C.D. Prince, Don Pfeifer, Joe. Ben Pfeifer and Mike Nevinger.

Weimar Mercury, March 15, 2007

Pflughaupt, Marie (Heinsohn)

About seven miles from here on last Sunday night Mrs. L. Flugharp’s [sic.] soul departed after she had suffered a severe spell of typhoid pneumonia, and seeing her husband and three children down with typhoid fever, the poor wife and mother had no peace. Worrying so much about the other patients undoubtedly helped to a speedy end. Mrs. Flugharp was a daughter of the deceased, Mr. Anton Heinsohn, sr., a good, noble and true lady. She leaves a husband, five children and a mother to mourn her loss. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the grief stricken family. May God who dealt this blow in His wisdom, in time heal these wounds. [Interred in the Heinsohn Cemetery]

Schulenburg Sticker, 2 Mar 1905, Zapp Zephyrs column
Contributed by Matt Cross

Pflughaupt, Marie (Hoppe)

Funeral services for Marie Pflughaupt, 84, of Columbus will be held Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. The Rev. Randy Nelson will officiate,

Mrs. Pflughaupt died Aug. 22 at her residence.

Born June 5, 1914, she was the daughter of Herman and Maria (Hohle) Hoppe. She married Edmund Pflughaupt Jr. on Nov. 2, 1938. She was a retired cook at the Columbus Hospital and homemaker.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Evans of Houston; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Ruby Pflughaupt of Fayetteville and Gary and Bonnie Pflughaupt of El Campo; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one step great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Marie Hoppe; two brothers; two half-brothers and one half-sister.

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

Fayette County Record, August 25, 1996

Phares, Mary A.

The remains of Mrs. R. Phares, who died at Weimar last Sunday at 2:30, a,. m., arrived by rail in the afternoon, and were consigned to the dust in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in the presence of a number of friends, Rev. T. J. Morris officiating at the obsequies. She was the mother of Mrs. Nannie Depmore, was for many years a resident of this place, where she had many friends who sorrow for her demise. She leaves a husband and daughter to mourn her loss.

Colorado Citizen, June 30, 1887

Phillips, Annie (Mersfelder)

EAGLE LAKE NEWS

The Grim Reaper has been taxing Eagle Lake very heavy the last several months. Another one of our most highly esteemed citizens has been called home. Mrs. Annie Phillips, nee Annie Mersfelder, after an illness of several years, died at the residence of her son Lyle Phillips in LaGrange, Saturday evening and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery, in Eagle Lake Monday morning. Mrs. Philips[sic] was born in Huntsville Texas and came to Eagle Lake with her parents when she was about three years old and has resided here since. She was a most excellent lady, had been a constant member of the Methodist church for many years and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed by her many friends. The greatly bereaved family have the sympathies of the entire people.

Colorado Citizen, February 2, 1923, page 5

Phillips, Charles Eugene

Funeral Service For C. E. Phillips

Funeral Services for Charles Eugene Phillips of Frelsburg were held Wednesday morning, August 4, at 9 a.m. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Rev. W. A. Bockholt officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Phillips passed away Sunday, August 1, 1982, at the V. A. Hospital in Houston. He was 68 years of age.

Born October 12, 1913 at San Angelo, he was the son of William and Jessie Johnson Phillips. He married the former Lydia Annie Neshyba May 6, 1937 at Frelsburg. A machinist by occupation, he was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in World War II.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Lydia Phillips of Frelsburg; one daughter, Shirley Dockal of Brenham; one son, Johnnie Phillips of Houston; three sisters, Mary Cromwell of Bastrop, Doris Mai of Columbus and Marie Miller of Smithville; four brothers, Robert Phillips of Galena Park, Jack Phillips of Katy, Perry D. Phillips of Cypress and James Phillips of St. Louis; and four grandchildren.

Zaskoda Chapel of Industry and Koenig - Peel Funeral Home, Inc. of La Grange were in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, August 6, 1982, page 1

Phillips, Clyde Lee Jr.

Clyde Lee Phillips, Jr.

Clyde Lee Phillips, Jr., 78, of Spring passed away on March 9, from injuries sustained in a fall. He was retired from Tenneco and was a long time resident of Eagle Lake before transferring to La Porte in 1970.

He was born in Marlin, Texas on September 22, 1927 to Thelma and Clyde Phillips, Sr.

He was preceded in death by his son, Bobby Phillips, on March 9, 2005; and his grandson, Army Specialist Clint Gertson, on February 19, 2005.

Clyde leaves behind a large and loving family his wife, Esther Phillips; children, Susan Gertson and husband, Gayle, Cindy Maier and husband, Paul, Paul Phillips and wife, Denise; daughter-in-law, Judy Phillips, Barry Hawkins and wife, Jackie Michelle Thiry and husband, Eric, Jon Hawkins and wife, Allison; 18 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Norma Munn of Bay City, and Ella Shutt of Jourdanton.

Funeral Services were held on Sunday, March 12 at Cypress Creek Christian Church in Spring with Dr. Glenn Wilkerson officiating.

Eulogies were given by Susan Gertson and Barry Hawkins.

Pallbearers were Tim Reed, Glynn Oakes, Mark Wood, Steve Neeld, Lew Crossley and Doyle Simpson.

Honorary pallbearers were Glen Locklier, Monroe Ripper, Butch Szymanski and Ed Causey, all of Eagle Lake.

Graveside services were held at Klein Memorial Park in Klein, Texas.

Memorial gifts may be directed to The Pipe Organ Fund of Cypress Creek Christian Church, 6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, Texas, 77379.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 23, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Phillips, E. Frances (Lovelady)

Phillips Services Held Here on July 24

Mrs. Frances Phillips, 76, a resident of Parkview Manor, entered into rest on July 22 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

She was born May 8, 1920 in Lufkin, the daughter of William Anderson Lovelady and Mallie Mae (Henson) Lovelady.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on July 24 at First United Methodist Church, of which she was an active member. Burial was at Weimar Masonic Cemetery, officiated by Reverend Judith Sellers.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Buck Wanjura of Weimar; a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Carlene Burnette of Spring; a sister and brother-in-law, Kitty and Johnny Jay of Lufkin; eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Phillips; her mother and father; two brothers, Asa and Wilbur Lovelady

.Pallbearers were her grandsons, Raymond Burnette, S. Sgt. Mike Wanjura, and Greg Wanjura, as well as her nephews, Eddie Jay, Eric Jay and Raymond Jay.

Honorary pallbearers were special friends, Moe Hair and Shane Jones.

Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1996
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Phillips, Eunice U. (Hoover) Stapleton

Philips[sic]

Mrs. Eunice Stapleton Phillips, age 84, of Eagle Lake, passed away suddenly at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital on January 5.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Eunice Stapleton Phillips Thursday, January 7 from the Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Melburn Sibley, pastor, of The First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Eunice Stapleton Phillips was born September 30, 1903 in Ramsey to Felix Hoover and Jessie Hilderbrand Hoover. She had been a life long resident in Eagle Lake and a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents and lost her son, William "Billy" Stapleton, who was killed in action in the Pacific on October 16, 1942 while serving with the US Navy during WW II.

Her first husband Ben Stapleton died on June 25, 1956. She later remarried on September 26, 1958 in Hallettsville to Louis Phillips. He died on February 25, 1981.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews; and a host loved ones and friends.

Pallbearers were Ed Schindler, H. E. Tate, R. E. Altman, Ed Sunderman, Carroll Burrage and Jim McClain.

Colorado County Citizen, January 21, 1988, page 2

Phillips, James Dunovant

FORMER EAGLE LAKE BOY DIED IN HOUSTON SATURDAY

Mr. James D. Phillips of Houston, thirty-three years of age, son of Mrs. Della Phillips, died at his home in Houston last Saturday, following an attack of influenza.

A gloom of sorrow was spread over the town when news of this most excellent young man's death reached here. Jim Phillips was born and raised in Eagle Lake, but for some years past has made his home in Houston, being engaged in the brick mason business.

The remains were shipped to this city Tuesday afternoon, the funeral taking place Tuesday afternoon at half past two o'clock from the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. J. H. Walker, interment being made in the Masonic cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips, his mother, being ill at the time was unable to come to Eagle Lake to attend the funeral. Jim Phillips was a splendid young man, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and little daughter, his mother and one sister, Mrs. Henry McClelland, also of Houston. His sister, Mrs. McClelland, was also ill and unable to attend the funeral. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. B. McLaughlin, the local Baptist pastor.

The Headlight joins the many friends of the bereaved relatives in extending its sincerest sympathy in this hour of their deep grief.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 19,1918

Phillips, Lizzie Mae (Norway)

Mrs. Lizzie Mae Norway Phillips, 83, died Thursday, Dec 30, 1993, in Columbus

Born Sept 10, 1910, in Colorado County, she was the daughter of Emma Robinson and Sylvester Norway. She attended school in Glidden and had been a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Weimar from early childhood.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 8, at Olive Branch Baptist Church, Glidden With Rev. Limmie McGrew Jr. officiating. Interment followed in Shepherd Memorial Cemetery in Glidden. Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home, Columbus.

Pallbearers were David W. Green, Kunta Chamber, James R. Smallwood, Stanley Smallwood, Willie E. Green, William Patterson, Willie Glenn and Wilbert E. Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew L. Smallwood, Ernest M. Smallwood and Joseph D. Glenn.

Mrs. Phillips is survived by a son, Lee Charles Billingsley of Houston; a granddaughter, Shirley Green of Houston; two grandsons, both of Houston; great-aunt Lula Norway, Houston; special companion, Henry Lott of Glidden; cousins Daisy Smallwood, and Hazel Smallwood, both of Glidden; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.

Colorado County Citizen, January 12, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Phillips, Mary (Williams)

Died, at her residence in the town of Eagle Lake, on Friday, June 2, of Dropsy, Mary, wife of Thos. J. Phillips, and eldest daughter of Jas. H. Williams, Esq.

Young, cheerful and attractive, she had, during her short life, won the regard and love of a host of friends. All that friendly sympathy could suggest, or professional aid accomplish, was done, in order to prolong her life, but the Grim Destroyer had claimed her for his own, and with relentless hand plucked from earth the bright flower destined to bloom forever in the lovely garden beyond the river.

Thus has passed from earth, a loving wife, an affectionate daughter, a kind and cheerful mother, leaving behind her a tender babe of only a few weeks, an honored husband and a large circle of sorrowing friends and relatives. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, June 8, 1882, page 3

Phillips, Ross

EAGLE LAKE ITEMS

We regret to record the death of little Ross, the child of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Phillips, which occurred early Wednesday morning, after a long illness [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]. The sympathies of the CITIZEN are extended the bereaved parents.

Colorado Citizen, October 16, 1890, page 3

 Phillips, Shirley Katherine (Necker)

Phillips

Shirley Katherine Phillips 77, of Onalaska passed away Monday April 14 in Fredericksburg.

Shirley was a loving wife and mother, her greatest accomplishments were her four children. She also enjoyed being involved with the local bowling league.

She is preceded in death by her parents Herbert Otto Adolph and California Siegert Necker; sister, Dorothy Hutchins and a brother Edward Necker.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years Perry D. Phillips of Onalaska, son and daughter in law Herbie and Kathy Phillips of Celina; daughter and son in law Janice and Ken Fisher of Fredericksburg; son and daughter in law Dwain and Kerri Phillips of McKinney and daughter and son in law Denise and Don Chouinard of Brandenton, Fla.; sisters Ruth Ann Villeneuve and Marry Ellen Hodde; grandchildren Dale Phillips, Hillary Robinson and husband James, Madison Phillips, Daniel Fisher, Eric Fisher, Amy Fisher, Tim Pollard, Abbie Pollard and James Chouinard; great grandchildren Faith Robinson and Summer Robinson.

Funeral services took place Saturday April 19 at the First United Methodist Church in Onalaska with the Rev. Dale Snell officiating. Burial followed in the Oddfellow Cemetery in Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Herbie Phillips, Dwain Phillips, Ken Fisher, Don Chouinard, Daniel Fisher, Eric Fisher, Dale Phillips, James Chouinard and Tim Pollard.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of Onalaska.

Colorado County Citizen, April 30, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Philips, Thomas J.

Mr. Thomas J Phillips, an old and respected citizen of Eagle Lake, and brother of John F. Phillips of this vicinity, died at Eagle Lake on Friday night, Nov. 24, aged about 40 years. He leaves a wife and two little children. As a token of respect to the memory of the deceased, every business house in the city closed during the funeral services. Our deep sympathy is extended the bereaved ones. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1893

Phillips, Verna

Death of Mrs. Verna Phillips

Mrs. Verna Phillips, wife of Dr. J. T. Phillips, of Nada, died last Sunday at the residence of Mr. O. S. Gibson, at Lakeside. She had been in bad health for some time and not being strong, was not able to resist an attack of fever. Her friends, the Gibson family, whom she was visiting, nursed her with tender care and her husband and Dr. Bruce did all that human skill could do. She was buried at Lakeside, Bro. Conner, Baptist minister, officiating at the funeral. Until Dr. Phillips’ removal to Nada, a few months go, they were among the best citizens of Eagle Lake. They lived quite near us for several years, and no one could wish for better neighbors. Two children are left motherless, a little boy of five years and one a few days old. Mrs. E. L. Stone has the little baby.

Mrs. Phillips was about twenty-three years old, a modest, gentle woman and a member of the Episcopal church.

Our heart felt sympathy goes out to Dr. Phillips in his great bereavement.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 9, 1903, page 3

Piccolini, Anthony

Anthony Piccolini

Anthony Piccolini, 54, of Eagle Lake passed away July 2 in Eagle Lake, Ill.
He was born August 14, 1953 in Chicago.

Anthony was preceded in death by his mother, Jean Weseloh; father, Elmer Weseloh, Sr.; birth father, Artillio Piccolini; and nephew, Brian Weseloh.

He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Dawn Cunningham; siblings and other relatives, Shirley Byrd of Lewisville, Texas, Norma Perez of San Bernadino, California, Charles Piccolini of West Covina, California, Karen Estrada of Convina, Sharon Bustamante of Azusa, California, Darrell Weseloh of Azusa, Robin Brown of Riverside, California, Robert Weseloh of Pomona, California, Faith Weseloh of Sundland, California, Florence Stegler of Pomona, Elmer Weseloh, Jr., of Pomona; 19 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews. He also leaves to mourn a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service was held at the home of Dawn Cummingham in Rosenberg.

Burial of cremation remains will be at a later date.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 10th, 2008
Submitted by John Konesheck

Pickens, William Robert Jr.

PICKENS

Final services for Mr. William Robert "Bob" Pickens, Jr.-were held June 23 at the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Barron officiating. Burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Late.

Mr. Pickens was born April 8, 1910 in Houston to William R. Pickens, Sr. and Sara Vaughn Pickens. Mr. Pickens had lived in Eagle Lake for over 12 years.

Mr. Pickens was a registered Professional Engineer of Texas, a member of the National and State Society of Professional Engineer and in 1967 was listed in the Who's Who in the South and Southwest. He was a member and Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ruth Peveto Pickens, Eagle Lake; his son, William R. Pickens, III and wife, Mary Ann Brune Pickens of Houston; three grandchildren. William Thomas Pickens and Ellen Pickens both of Houston .and Dan R. Pickens, Burnett, Texas.

Pallbearers were grandsons Dan and Will Pickens; W. L. Lindemann of Houston, R. E. Tolbert, Waco, A. E. Sommons, Ft. Worth; Fred Beth and Elmer Struss of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, July 5, 1984, page 2

Pickett, Cora Jane (Bullock)

Pickett

Mrs. Cora Jane Pickett, age 81, of Houston, passed away, January 22 at the Sam Houston Memorial Hospital in Houston following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Cora Jane Pickett Monday, January 25 from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake with Rev. Melburn Sibley, pastor, First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake officiating.

Burial was at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Mrs. Cora Jane Pickett was born September 9, 1906 in Oklahoma to Will Bullock and Bessie Elizabeth Redding Bullock. She married Harvey Pickett.

She had lived in Houston for the past 17 years and had Iived in Boling for some time before moving to Houston. While in Houston she as a member of the Lazy Brook Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harvey Pickett who died in 1972.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Margie Jones of Ackerman, Mississippi; son, Ken Pickett of Houston; sisters, Lottie Smith and Bertha Owens both of Eagle Lake, Josie Teeler of Houston, Dorothy Rocca of Dayton and Marian Campbell of Cleveland; brothers, Henry Bullock of Quanah, Texas and Willie Bullock of Eagle Lake; six grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Richard Smith, Ronnie Jones, Steve Jones, Harold Jones, T. P. Foster and Rob Stevens.

Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 1988, page 2

Pickett, Dallas Clifford

Pickett

Dallas Clifford (D.C.) Pickett, Sr., 86, of Alvin passed away Jan. 2 in Webster.

He was born Aug. 29, 1916 to Watson Tarpley and Nora Ellen (Pirkle) Pickett in Rock Island and married Gladys Pickett on Sept. 20, 1936 in Columbus. He was an Alvin area resident since 1939 and was a member of South Park Baptist Church in Alvin. He was a charter member and Deacon of South Park Baptist Church and was ordained as deacon on Dec. 12, 1954. He was a superintendent for McGinnes Brothers Contracting Company and worked jobs for Corp of Engineers for flood control in and out of state.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Jean; granddaughter, Melissa Templeton Kuhn; and sister, Ruby McGinnes.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Pickett of Alvin; son and daughter-in-law, D.C. Jr. and Lynn Pickett of Alvin; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Wayne Templeton of Fort Stockton; five grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 4 at South Park Baptist Church with Dr. Bruce Peterson officiating. Private graveside services followed at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of South Park Baptist Church and members of Collins Sunday School Class of which he was a member.

Colorado County Citizen, January 8, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Pickett, Elizabeth A. (Stulting)

Died, in Fayette county, Texas, on the 15th of March 1883, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pickett, wife of W. D. Pickett,of Louisiana, aged 18 years, 10 months and 10 days. She was the daughter of Jno. A. and Elizabeth Stulting, of Weimar, Texas, was married on the 15th of June, 1882. Friends and relatives have the sympathy of numerous friends in their bereavement. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, April 26, 1883

Pickett, Harvey

Harvey Pickett Buried At R. I. Tuesday

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 1972, for Harvey Pickett of Houston, Texas a native of the Rock Island area.

Mr. Pickett passed away in the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston Sunday night following an illness of several years.

He was born April 1, 1903, the son of Watson and Nora Pirkee Pickett.  He was a farmer by trade.

The Rev. McDonald, a Baptist Minister, officiated at the services.  The body was taken to the Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island for burial.

Surviving are his wife; one son, Kenneth Pickett of Houston, two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Jones of Ackermann, Mississippi and Mrs. Joyce Campbell of Houston; six grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Ellen Britton, Mrs. Maude Miculka, Mrs. Bessie McDonald, Mrs. V. C. McGinis and Mrs. Pearl Brooks; three brothers, William, Clifford and Clyde and other relatives and friends.

June 15, 1972 Eagle Lake Headlight
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Pickett, Herbert

Herbert Pickett Succumbs with Heart Disease

Herbert Pickett, 73, of Weimar, who had had cardiac problems, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, and was cremated. [Ashes interred in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] A memorial service will be held at a later date. Pickett, a Weimar resident for 21 years after moving here ran a repair service --clocks, watches, golf clubs, small electrical appliances. In his professional life, he was a research physicist in the fields of high-speed x-ray, optics, aeronautics, ballistics, and rocket fuels. He held a B.A. degree in physics from Hardin-Simmons university, and an M.A. degree in physic from Texas A&I University at Kingsville.

He saw World War II Army service, as a sergeant in the 2nd Infantry Division and a captain in the Transportation Corps. He was an avid golfer, a member of Weimar Golf Club after his retirement to Weimar.

Born May 28, 1916, at Sour Lake, Texas, he was a son of Frank and Sara Elizabeth (Parks) Pickett. He married Odessa Ammann on March 30,1943, at Starkville, Mississippi. He lived in Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and various places in Texas before moving to Weimar.

His wife survives him along with three brothers, Roy Pickett of Stanton, Rev. Frank Pickett of' Chester and Archie Pickett of Nacogdoches; and two sisters, Maybelle Pickett of Denton and Mrs. Mildred Svojda of College Station. A brother Howard Pickett of Heidelberg, Miss., and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Escue of Denton preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, December 14, 1989, page 2

Pickett, Odessa (Ammann)

Odessa Pickett Dies on Aug. 13 In Weimar

Odessa Pickett, retired administrator of Parkview Manor nursing home, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the nursing home.

Mrs. Pickett was 84 and had been in declining health for several months.

She was the first administrator of Parkview when it opened in 1969 and served in that position for 18 years until she retired in 1986.

She had also served as the administrator of a hospital in Socorro, New Mexico, for 12 years before coming to Parkview.

Mrs. Pickett was a native of Weimar and was born on Nov. 26, 1917 to Everett and Emma Ammann.

She graduated from Weimar High School and received a nursing degree from Santa Rosa Nursing School in San Antonio and was a registered nurse.

She married Herbert Pickett on March 30, 1943 in Starkville, Mississippi and they lived at various places while he was serving in the military.

Mrs. Pickett was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Weimar, where she served on a number of church committees.

She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1989.

Survivors include two sisters, Pattie Mace of Weimar and Everlyn Teague of San Antonio, and a brother, Charles Ammann of Calabasas, Calif.A memorial service will be scheduled later. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

The Weimar Mercury August 22, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Pieklik, Florian “Flo”

Pieklak[sic]

Florian “Flo” Pieklik, 83, of Eagle Lake, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 1996 at Heritage House Nursing Home in Eagle Lake.

Born Oct. 17, 1912 in Solvay, N.Y., he was the son of Frank and Alice (Syrowik) Pieklik. He married Rosemary Listowski in Syracuse, N. Y., to whom he was married for 46 years. A retired steel mill worker, Mr. Pieklak had been a resident of Eagle Lake for nearly 20 years. In World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a member of the military police. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Pieklik was a Roman Catholic.

Graveside services and interment [Lakeside Cemetery] were held Jan. 27 with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, was in charge of services.

Mr. Pieklak is survived by his sister, Lillian Mancini and brothers John Pieklik and Frank Pieklik, all of New York state; sister-in-law, Erline Listowski of Eagle Lake; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Stanley.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Colorado County Citizen, January 32, 1996, page 14

Pierce, Lottie

OAKLAND REMARKS

Died, last Tuesday night, the 17th, very suddenly, of croup, little Lottie, aged thre years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pierce, about two miles from this place, in Lavaca county. She was buried at Clear creek by relatives and friends. Elder Q. T. Simpson preached the funeral sermon at 11 a.m.

Weimar Mercury, November 23, 1889

Pierce, Thelma G. (McEwin) Childress

Rites Held Sat. For Mrs. Thelma Pierce

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Oct. 26th at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel in El Campo for Mrs. Thelma (Childress) Pierce. Interment was in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Mrs. Pierce was born January 31, 1915, in Wetumka. Oklahoma, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. McEwing [sic.]. She moved to Rock Island many years ago, staying here for several years before moving to El Campo. Survivors include Her husband, Roy A. (Bulk) Pierce of El Campo: her mother, Mrs. Bertha McEwing of El Campo; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Caraway of El Campo, Mrs. Colleen Scott of Lafayette, Louisiana and Mrs. Delores Machart of Houston: three sisters, Mrs. Opal Green of Winnsboro, Mrs. Lucille Henderson of Angleton, and Mrs. Dorothy Winfield of El Campo; and ten grandchildren.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 31. 1974
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Pierce, unknown (Baby Girl)

 It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of two infants that occurred in this section last week. Died, the first and only child, a baby boy, aged three months, of Mr. and Mr. L. F. Heuse, on the 29th ult., from the sequel to measles, after an illness of a month. Also Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pierce lost their little baby, a girl nine days old on the 1st inst., of trismus, after four days' suffering. The parents of each have the sympathy of all in the vicinity of their respective homes. The Anointed One has called them unto Him, for He said: "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." [Interment Clear Creek Cemetery]

From Colorado Citizen, May 7, 1891
In the Oakland Newsy Notes
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

 OAKLAND REMARKS

Died last Friday morning the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pierce. Buried Saturday morning at Clear Creek cemetery

Weimar Mercury, May 9, 1891

Pietzsch, Emil

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

A small child of Mr. and Mrs. L. Pietzsch died of croup very suddenly Sunday morning. It was sick only a few hours. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, December 31, 1886

Pifer, Olney B.

Pifer

Olney B. Pifer, 92, of Weimar, died Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar.

Born Dec. 6, 1904 in Raton, N.M., he was the son of Soloman M. and Olive (Gregory) Pifer. On Dec. 16, 1924, he married Pauline Ferguson. Mr. Pifer, who had lived in the Columbus area for six years, had been associated with the Ferguson Beauty School in San Bernardino, Calif.

He is survived by nieces Kay Barry and husband Jack, of Columbus, Betty B. May of Athens, "Ga., and Billie Leverett of Pampa; and one nephew, Jack Barry of Columbus. [Cremated]

Colorado County Citizen, July 26, 1997

Pifer, Pauline (Ferguson)

Pifer

Pauline Pifer, 93, of Weimar, died Monday, July 14, 1997, at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar..

Born July 8,1904 in Snyder, Okla., she was the daughter of William T. and Ida Laura (Crews) Ferguson. On Dec. 16, 1924, she married Olney B. Pifer. Mrs. Pifer, who had lived in the Columbus area for six years, was a self-employed homemaker who was associated with the Ferguson Beauty School in San Bernardino, Calif.

She is survived by nieces Kay Barry of Columbus, Betty B. May of Athens, Ga. and Billie Leverett of Pampa; and a nephew, Jack Barry of Columbus,

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, who died July 9, 1997. [Cremated]

Colorado County Citizen, July 26, 1997

Pike, John

COLUMBUS CULINGS

A negro boy named John Pike, about 12 years old, was drowned in the river near the north bridge last week, having ventured out too farm, and being no swimmer. His body was not revovered. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1889

Pilat, Leonard M.

Leonard Pilat Passed Dec. 2

Leonard M. Pilat, 84, passed away Friday, Dec. 2 in Rockport. Private interment will be conducted in Weimar.

He was born May 28, 1921 in Weimar.

He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II and was a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York

During his career, Leonard worked in San Antonio and Santa Fe, N.M. After moving to Rockport thirty years ago, he co-owned Drew-Pilat Interiors.

Along with his partner, Frank Drew, he decorated some of the first homes on Key Allegro and his work can be seen in prominent homes in Rockport and throughout the southwest area of North Americas

He is survived by his niece, Pat Rogers of Spring Branch; his cousin, Peggy Dierschke of Sealy and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his beloved partner and best friend, Frank Drew and his parents, Matilda and Matthew Pilat.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 2005, page 2A

Correction:

In the Leonard Pilat obituary in last week's issue Leonard should have also been survived two cousins, Evelyn Anders of Weimar, and Dan Keuper of San Antonio; and also preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Pilat.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Heritage Society Museum in Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, December 15, 2006, page 2A

Pilat, Matilda R. (Bohac)

Funeral for Mrs. Pilat Here Monday

A graveside service for Mrs. Matilda Pilat, 98, a resident of River Oaks Convalescent Center, Columbus, the past seven years, were held Monday morning, March 18, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Pastor Vernon Rabel officiated.

Mrs. Pilat, a lifelong resident of the Weimar area, died March 15 at 1 p.m. at River Oaks, of heart failure.

Born March 13, 1893, at Dubina, she was a daughter of Joseph and Frances (Holub) Bohac. She was married to Matt Pilat at Weimar in 1912. He died in 1960.

Surviving are one son, Leonard Pilat of Rockport, a daughter-in-law, Blanca Pilat of Laredo; a sister, Isabel Bohac of Weimar; a special friend, Frank Drew of Rockport; two nieces, Evelyn Anders of Weimar and Peggy Dierschke of Sealy; and two nephews, Harry Knebel of Weimar and Dan Keuper of San Antonio. In addition to her husband, a son, Lawrence Pilat, four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 21, 1991

Pilat, Matthew J.

Final Rites for Matt J. Pilat, 76, Held Friday

Funeral services for Matt J. Pilat, 76, pharmacist in Weimar and Schulenburg the past 50 years, were held Friday morning, Feb. 19, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Howard MacAllister, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Mr. Pilat died very suddenly at his home at 6:30 Wednesday morning, Feb. 17, of a heart attack. Although his health had been failing recently, he missed only one day of work., Tuesday, and was planning to return to work Wednesday.

His death came one week before his 77th birthday. Born Feb. 24, 1884, in Czechoslovakia, he was the son of Jacob and Catherine Pilat, who brought him to this country when he was two years old. The family settled at Praha, Lavaca County. As a young man he came to Weimar to serve as a druggist for E. R. Willenberg's drug store, and about two years later, on Oct. 21, 1912, he married Miss Mathilda Bohac here. In later years he worked for Weimar Drug Co. and Watzlavick Pharmacy, and the past 11 years has been with Dr. L. J. Peter's drug store in Schulenburg, though still living here.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Lawrence and Leonard, and a granddaughter, all of San Antonio; and a sister, Miss Catherine Pilat of Praha, Texas. A brother, Jim, died about four years ago.

Pallbearers for his funeral were Ed Hilscher, Leon Fojtik and Joe Sarkovsky of Schulenburg, and Chas. F. Kalous, W. H. Hollien and Fred (Pats) Heger Jr. of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1960

Pilsner, August, Sr.

AUGUST PILSNER SR. LAID TO REST; LAST RITES IN ST. ROCH'S

Funeral services for August Pilsner Sr., 77, of Mentz wee held at St. Roch's Catholic Church there Thursday morning. Rev. Leonard Kaszynski of St. Roch's and Rev. Thomas J. Flanagan of St. Michael's Church of Weimar held the requiem mass and the funeral service., Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery, with Untermeyer Funeral home in charge.

Rosary was recited Tuesday night by Rev. Flanagan and Wednesday night by Rev. Kaszynski.

Mr. Pilsner died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Zimmermann, at Weimar Monday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. after a long illness.

Born June 1, 1880, at Praha, he was a son of John and Caroline (Truedler) Pilsner. He was married to Miss Annie Lowak at Moulton in 1905. The couple had 7 children, 2 of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Pilsner died several years ago.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Rose and Mrs. Albert Solansky of Columbus and Mrs. Zimmermann of Weimar; 2 sons, August Jr. of Texas City and Frank Pilsner of Houston; 2 brothers, Paul Pilsner of Yoakum, and Frank Pilsner of Nordheim and one sister, Mrs. Willie Filip of Gonzales and, also, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Paul Pilsner, Bennie Pilsner, Joe Pilsner, Richard Kuehn and Robert Pohler and a great-nephew, Marvin Pilsner.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, January 16, 1958
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Pilsner, August John

Pilsner

August J. Pilsner, 83, of Bernardo, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1995 at Rice District Community Hospital in Eagle Lake.

Born Aug. 8, 1912 in Moulton, he was the son of August J. Sr. and Annie (Lowak) Pilsner. On Oct. 6, 1936, he married Elsie Gundelach. Mr. Pilsner, who had lived in Alleyton since 1947, was a carpenter and former owner of Pilsner’s Place and a member of St. Roch’s Catholic Church in Mentz.

Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at St. Roch’s with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in St. Roch’s Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Larry Solansky, Edwin Gundelach, Roy Gerloff, Roy Jones, Carl Pleasant and Paul Tully. Honorary pallbearers were Jodie Pilsner, Davy Pilsner, Travis Pilsner, Chris Pilsner and Brian Gundelach.

Mr. Pilsner is survived by hs sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Carolyn Pilsner and David and Beverly Pilsner, all of Bernardo; sisters Annie Zimmerman of Weimar and Mary Rose of Galena Park; brother Frank Pilsner of Bernardo; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 23, 1987; his parents; a son, Johnny Pilsner and a sister, Elsie Solansky.

Colorado County Citizen, December 27, 1995, page 10

Pilsner, Frances Elaine

Frances E. Pilsner

Funeral services for Frances Elaine Pilsner, 18, were held 10 a.m. Thursday at Untermeyer Funeral Home.  Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Miss Pilsner died in Houston Nov. 17. Wake services were held Nov. 18 in Earthman's Bellaire Chapel and mass was held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Saint Benedicts Catholic Church in Houston. 

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Pilsner; sister, Miss Marie Elese Pilsner, all of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Schilhab of Sheridan. 

Colorado County Citizen November 27, 1969
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Pilsner, Frank Ernest

Pilsner

Frank E. Pilsner, 79, of Mentz, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1996 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

Born March 25, 1916 in Columbus, he was the son of August Sr. and Annie (Lowak) Pilsner. On Sept. 30, 1946, he married June Schilhab. Mr. Pilsner was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army. He was a retired welder and metal layout-fitter and a Catholic.

Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Jim Kutzer, Fred Persons, Glen Persons, Larry Solansky, Daniel Kuhn and Keith Kuhn.

Mr. Pilsner is survived by his wife of Mentz; daughter Marie Hawkins of Houston; and sisters Annie Zimmermann of Weimar an Mary Rose of Galena Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Frances Pilsner; an infant daughter; sister Elsie Solansky; and brother August Pilsner Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, February 7, 1996, page 12

Pilsner, Johnny Mack

Zimmermann Kin Killed in Vietnam

Johnnie M. Pilsner of Columbus, a nephew of Mrs. Herbert Zimmermann of Weimar, was killed May 31 in Vietnam, the family has been informed.

He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Pilsner Jr. of the Columbus rural area. His body will be sent home for burial, but further funeral details are pending. [Interment in St. Roch’s]

Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1969, page 1

Pilsner, Louis Frank

Louis Frank Pilsner, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. August Pilsner, died Wednesday, July 12th, several hours after birth. Interment was made at Odd Fellows Rest today at 1:30 p.m. with Untermeyer Bros. in charge.

Colorado County Citizen, Thursday, July 20th, 1939
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Pinchback

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Pinchin, Mittie Sue (Johnson)

Mrs. R. J. Pinchin

The earthly remains of Mrs. R. J. Pinchin were brought here from Flatonia Sunday for burial and funeral services were held at the St. Johns Episcopal Church at three o’clock, Rev. W. A. Adams of the Cuero Episcopal Church officiating.

Interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mrs. Pinchin, nee Miss Mittie Johnson, was born and reared in Eagle Lake and attended school in Columbus several years. She married Mr. R. J. Pinchin, who has been an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad for many years, and they lived in Sugarland, Skidmore, Blessing, Flatonia and several other towns on the S. P. Lines where Mr. Pinchin was employed as telegraph operator.

For the past year or so they have resided in Flatonia.

Mrs. Pinchin is survived by the husband and two daughters, Miss Elizabeth and Miss Hattie Sue, and by a number of relatives in Columbus and Eagle Lake. She was a sister of Mr. Harry Johnson of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Lee Hughes of San Antonio.

The sympathy of our readers goes out to the bereaved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, March 31, 1932, page 1

Pinn, Anton J. “Tony”

ANTON J. "TONY" PINN
October 3, 1919 - October 31, 2007

Anton J "Tony" Pinn, 88, of Columbus died Oct. 31 at his residence. Pinn was buried at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend. He died Oct. 31 at his residence. Pinn was born on Oct. 3, 1919, in Flatonia, the son of Anton Bernard and Martha Hoffman Pinn. He was united in marriage with Dorothy Culp on Nov. 8, 1952. Pinn was a U.A. Army [sic] medic. He was furniture salesman. He was of the Baptist faith, and member of WOW, Caldeonia Masonic Lodge #68 of Columbus and VFW Post 6113. Pinn was preceded in death by his wife on July 23, 1997; parents; sister, Annie Johnson; and two nieces. Margaret Ann Bailey and Virginia Mae Malek. Survivor included his nephew, Daniel Johnson of Stafford:

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, director.

Banner Press Newspaper, November 7, 2007, page 8A

Pippin, William

COLUMBUS CULLINGS

William Pippin,colored, was shot and killed by H. A. Guilford, white, about six miles west of Columbus, on the plantation of T J. Oakes, a few days ago. It seems that Guilford, returning home after dark, found the negro with the window of his (Guilford’s) house raised and preparing to enter, when the former fired, with the above result. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, January 3, 1889

Pitchford, Alvie Andrew

Pitchford

Alvie A. Pitchford, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Columbus Community Hospital.

Funeral services will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Visitation will be onThursday, Nov. 1 from 3-8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Memorials may be given to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, Texas 79174-0001 or church of choice.

Colorado County Citizen, October 31, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Pitchford

Alvie Andrew Pitchford, 86, of Columbus, passed away Oct. 30 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Christopher, Ill., March 15, 1921 to William David and Elsie Mae Clampet (Pitchford) and married Margaret Marie Radmaker, Jan. 4, 1942 in Troy, Mo. He served in the U.S. Army and was a retired carpenter for the University of Illinois. He was a member of the Rock Island Full Gospel Church and the Tolona, Ill. Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter, Brenda Pitchford.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Anita Pitchford of Colorado Springs, Colo. And Earl and Peggy Pitchford of Columbus; sister, Ruth Busey of Ivesdale, Ill.; brother, Roy Pitchford of Champaign, Ill.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 2 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Floyd "Buzz" Snyder and the Rev. Calvin Springer officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Melvin "Butch" Meyer, Gregory Pitchford, Jay Altieri, Randy Hudson, Calvin Harris and Patrick Peters.

Colorado County Citizen, November 6, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Pitchford, Glen E.

Pitchford

Glen E. Pitchford Sr., 95, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 22 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

He was born in Teague, Oct. 17, 1909 to James Henry and Sara Willie (Stephenson) Pitchford and married Hazle Rhodes, Dec. 17, 1932. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Caladonia Masonic Lodge 68 and the Church of Christ in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Melvin Pitchford; sisters, Venita Wendel and Earline Pitchford; and brother, Herbert Pitchford.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nalda and Jerry White of Katy; son and daughter-in-law, Glen Edward and Nina Pitchford Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.; sister, Alyne Wallin of Alvin; brother, Luther Pitchford of Conroe; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Oct. 1 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Lynn Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Ken, James and Douglas Pitchford, Brian Green, Keith and Barry White, and Donnie and Jimmy Wallin.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. F.T. Barfield, Dr. Kirk Anderson, Clarence Wendt, Charles Polacheck, Gary Ashford, George Poppe, Ernest Baumgart, Ernest Frnka, George Freeman, Weldon Hayes, Jack Hardwick, Wick Johnson,

Colorado County Citizen, September 27, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Pitchford, Hazel (Rhodes)

PITCHFORD

Hazel Pitchford, 92, of Columbus passed away April 4 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born in Dyke March 31, 1911 to Charlie and Myrtle Rhodes and married Glen Pitchford Dec. 17, 1932.

She was a retired school secretary for the Dallas Independent School District and a member of Church of Christ in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Melvin Pitchford; sisters, Ethel Hardwick, Ruby Brock and Trudy Brown; and brothers, Monard Rhodes and Fannie Rhodes.

She is survived by her husband; daughter, Nalda and husband Jerry White of Houston; son, Ed and wife Nina Pitchford of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Melissa Green, Camilie Dickson, Kay Tili and Ken Pitchford; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were April 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Lynn Wilson officiating.

Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Ken Pitchford, Weldon Hayes, James Pitchford, Barry White, Brian Green, Richard Brock, Clarence Wendt and Keith White.

Colorado County Citizen, April 9, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Pitonyak, Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry Pitonyak, 69 Succumbs Nov. 21st

Funeral services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 1 p.m. Sunday November 24th for Joseph Henry Pitonyak of Rock Island. Mr. Pitonyak, an oilfield worker, died Thursday, Nov. 21st about 10 p.m. in the Veterans Hospital in Houston following a three week illness. He had been in failing health the past three years. The Rev. Father E J. Bily, pastor of St. Mary Catholic church in Nada, officiated at the services. Military services were held at the graveside in the Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island. Born on November 23, 1888 in Carnegie, Pa., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pitonyak and came to Rock Island about 1929. He was married July 20, 1931 to Mary Elizabeth Ziegler of Rock Island, and she survives him. Also, surviving are three daughters, Miss Joanna Pitonyak of Hallettsville, Mrs. Edwin Roher of Kilgore, Mrs. Alton Woytek of Houston; one son, Paul, at home; three grandchildren; two brothers, John of Chicago, Ill., Pete of Hazen, Ark; and three nieces and three nephews. Two brothers, two sisters and his parents preceded him in death. Pallbearers at, the chapel were Loyal Dornon of Alvin, John McGlothlin of Garwood, James Swindal and Edward Ney of Houston, Joe Street of Baytown and Charlie Kincheloe of Sheridan. Members of the Columbus American Legion Post participating in a military service at the graveside were: the Rev. N. L Roberts, Sam Seymour, Ill., Edward Ginn, Richard Schmidt, Warren Wilburn, C. C. Graves, Albert Hahn and Leonard Willman, all of Columbus. He was a veteran of World War I.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 28, 1957
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Pitonyak, Mary (Zeigler)

Mary Z. Pitonyak passed away Tuesday, August 13, 1991, at 2:30 p.m. at the age of 76 years, 11 months and 23 days, in the Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville. Funeral services were held Friday, August 16, 1991, at 10:30 a.m. from the Kubena Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Royal Jacobs officiating. Burial followed at the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. She married Joseph Pitonyak on July 20, 1932, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and they had three daughters and a son. Mary lived in Rock Island for many years. Later, she moved to Houston and worked in Houston and Alvin. When she retired last year, she moved to Hallettsville. She is survived by three daughters, Joanna Matejak and Kay Rother of Hallettsville and Pat Woytek of Alvin; one son, Paul Pitonyak; five sisters, Edith McGlothlin of Garwood, Emma Walton of De Sota, Gladys Nay of Sheridan, Lillian Kincheloe of Eagle Lake, Adele Swindal of Dallas; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; and a great number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Pitonyak; her parents, Pete and Blanch Darnon Zeigler; one sister, Joyce Zeigler; two brothers. Bill and Charles Zeigler; three grandchildren, Wanda Rother, Steve Rother and Elton Woytek. Pallbearers were Lee Rother, Mike and Rudy Woytek, Mark and James Grahmann and Donald Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers were John Pitonyak and Paul Jay Pitonyak Jr., Joey Woytek, Donald Etzler and Donald Skelton. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 22, 1991
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Pittel, Evelyn Lee (Poindexter)

Evelyn Pittel

Evelyn Lee Pittel, 75, of Houston and formerly of Nada, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 in Houston.

She was born on Feb.1, 1931 in Houston to Robert Lee and Agatha Schoellmann Poindexter.

She and her late husband Leonard had owned and operated KOA Camp Grounds.

A Rosary was recited Thursday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home.

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Edward Schoellmann officiating. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Mentz of Houston and Patricia Ann Dement of Houston; son-in-law Jerry Ballew of Houston; grandchildren, Donna Robinson and husband George and Daniel Dement and wife Melissa; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leonard Pittel; and a sister, Dolores Michalak.

Pallbearers were Richard DeBorde, Ralph Stobo, George Robinson, Jerry Ballew and Mark Michalak.

Honorary pallbearers were Lee Boyer and Jim Nelson.

El Campo Leader-News OnLine, May 6, 2006

Pitts, F. D.

OAKLAND LETTER

Oakland, Tex., March 12, ‘97
Yes, death has again visited our little town and laid his icy hands upon one of our most beloved and honored citizens. Rev. F. D. Pitts, D. D., passed sweetly and quietly away to his reward this morning at 5:30, and will be laid away in his last resting place tomorrow at 2 p.m. Appropriate religious ceremonies will be held here at the M. E. church in the morning conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. W. Sims of Sweet Home, after which the body will be carried to Weimar and interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery there to rest__”sweetly rest” ‘til the reserrctiion[sic] morn.

Dr. Pitts was born in Jones county, Ga., on the 27th day of June, 1826. At an early age his parents moved to Shelby county, Ala. He was noted in his childhood for the brilliancy of his mind, and after exhausting all the resources in his neighborhood in an educational line, he entered the Emory college at Oxford, Ga., where he finished his course at the remarkably early age of seventeen.

After graduation, he read law, and was prepared for admission to the bar with flattering prospects before him, but having been thoroughly converted, he felt called to preach. After a bitter struggle, he compromised by becoming a teacher, opening his first school near his old neighborhood and conducted it with marked success. But the call to preach was too persistent to be ignored, and so he joined the itinerant ministry in Alabama conference of the M. E. church. In the combined fields of education and the ministry he has ever since been an earnest and efficient laborer. As an educator, he presided over some of the leading colleges in Louisiana and Texas. In Ala., he was among he first advocates of co-education, and a strong supporter of free public schools, when public education was a most unpopular cause. In Texas he was among the first advocates of normal schools for teachers, and framed the very first bill establishing a normal school ever introduced in the Texas legislature. By his writings and teachings he did perhaps more than any other man in Texas to educate the public mind on this question. As a minister his messages of love have found a lodgment in many hearts now scattered through many regions of the south,and his ministrations at times of grief have soothed many aching hearts. He was a circuit rider and station preacher in many places in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. His pure, christian life, the atmosphere of calm serenity that pervaded his daily intercourse, was like a benediction to all who came within the circle of his influence. All men loved him.

For many years past Dr. Pitts has been a great sufferer. His bodily infirmities have cut off his enjoyments of his chosen labors. But the patience and the resignation with which he bore his sufferings and deprivations proved that he indeed was a true disciple of the meek and lowly Jesus.

“A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given;
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in Heaven.”

Weimar Mercury, March 20, 1897, page 1

Pitts, Sarah J.

Mrs. S. J. Pitts

Oakland has lost by death another of her old citizens. Mrs. S. J. Pitts, mother of Prof. W. A. Pitts, died last Sunday night at 10 o'clock, and was buried the next day at Weimar [Odd Fellows Cemetery]. Mrs. Pitts was seventy-one years old, and yet we were not prepared for her death. Mrs. Pitts was a remarkably gifted woman, and during her active days was equally successful as a teacher of music and in the literary department. As recognition of her literary attainments, the Wesleyan Female College of Macon, Ga., conferred upon her its "Honorary Second Degree" the highest in its gift, and a distinction coveted by many but obtained by few. Mrs. Pitts were married in 1858 to Rev. E. E. Pitts, D.D., and was the mother of four children, only one of whom, Prof. Pitts, survives her. She was a consistent member of the Methodist Church from early girlhood, and not only felt, but acted true Christianity. We extend our sympathy to Mr. Pitts in the loss of his mother and pray that the dear Lord will comfort him in his bereavement, and direct his thoughts heavenward.

The Weimar Mercury, October 7 1905
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Pitts, Walter A.

Prof. W. A. Pitts Dead.

News was received here this (Thursday) morning of the death of Prof. W. A. Pitts, a leading educator of this section, which occurred near Oakland Wednesday night. He had been ill for some time. He was highly thought of throughout this section, was for years a member of the Colorado county board of examiners, and for years was also in charge of the school at Oakland. For the past year or two he had been teaching a school near Hackberry. The remains will be brought to this city this afternoon at 1 o'clock for interment at the Odd Fellows cemetery under the auspices of the Woodmen of the World, of which order he had been a member for many years.

Weimar Mercury January 22, 1915

Piwetz, James J. Sr.

James Piwetz Funeral Held At La Grange

Funeral services for James J. (Jacob) Piwetz Sr.,. 66 of Rt. 3,La Grange, were held Monday, Sept. 21, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Grange, with Rev. William Hassel officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

Piwetz, a La grange resident since 1959 died Sept 18 at Fayette Memorial Hospital.

Born March 20, 1921, at Runge, he was a son of Victor J. and Alma (Beken) Piwetz. He Married Wilma L. Rahlwes at Weimar on May 7, 1945. He had retired as a dairy farmer.

His wife survives, along with sons and daughters-in-law James J. Jr. and Eileen Piwetz of Midland, Warren S. and Patricia Piwetz of Dallas, and Gary S. Piwetz of La Grange; daughter and son-in-law Phyllis Ann and Tom England of Fort Worth and Daughter Cheryl Lee Piwetz of Bryan; three grandchildren; a brother, Charles L. Piwetz of Refugio; and a sister, Edna Legler of Wharton. A brother, Willard J. Piwetz died in 1975.

Nephews served as pallbearers.

Weimar Mercury, September 24, 1987
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Piwetz, Victor J.

Weimar, Tex., July 3. Funeral services for V. J. Piwetz, 51, were held here Friday morning with Rev. C. Emigholz of the Lutheran church officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

He is survived by his widow; three sons, Pfc. Charles L. Piwetz of North Africa; Pvt. Wilard J. Piwetz of Alaska; James Piwetz of Weimar; one daughter, Edna Piwetz of Weimar; three brothers, Joe Piwetz of Florida; John Piwetz of Gonzales; Eddie Piwetz of Stamford, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Miller of Stamford.

Galveston News, July 4, 1943
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Plagens, Adolph Herman

Heart Attack Proves Fatal to A. H. Plagens

A second heart attack in a five-day period claimed the life of A. H. Plagens, 74-year-old retired mail carrier, at 7:15 a.m. Friday in Youens Hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 12, at First Baptist Church, where he had been a deacon for 30 years and Sunday School secretary 20 years.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Young officiating. The body had lain in state at Hubbard Funeral Home until noon Sunday.

Mr. Plagens, a healthy and active man for his advanced years, had suffered his first attack late Sunday at his home. In the hospital he had seemed to be on his way to recovery, but early Thursday morning he suffered a second attack, from which he never rallied.

He had retired from rural mail carrying in 1957, after 39 years and about 780,000 miles on the job, but had continued living an active life on his farm just east of Weimar. He had been a car salesman for Renken-Heller Motor Co. the past year and only three weeks ago had entered into a new business venture as dealer and route man for Watkins products.

He had served the Colorado County unit of the Rural Letter Carriers Association as secretary for 20 years. He also was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.

Born Feb. 13, 1887, at Fayetteville, he was the son of Fred and Louise Plagens. While living in Robertson County he met and married Miss Ruby Horton, and they settle here. He was a water well driller at the time and later was in the freight hauling business until he took the mail carrying job in 1918.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruby Plagens of Weimar, a son Raymond Plagens of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. F. C. (Louise) Boykin, and a grandson, Robert Boykin, of San Antonio; his stepmother, Mrs. Fred Plagens of Fayetteville; eight brothers, Fred, Hugo and Clarence of Houston, Edward of Fayetteville, Lee of Bellville, Herman of Ellinger, Ernest of Bridge City and Bill of Burton; and a sister, Mrs. Geo. Whyte of Deale, Maryland. A son, Air Force Lieut. Robert L. PLagens, died in a plane crash in the Far East in 1943.

Pallbearers were Walter Williams, Charlie Allen, Wilfred Hoegemeyer, Frank Pokorny, Robt. L. Moore and Jack Simons.

Weimar Mercury, March 17, 1961, pages 1 & 8

Plagens, Raymond A.

Ray Plagens Found Dead In Swim Pool

Raymond Plagens, son of Mrs. A. H. Plagens of Weimar, was found dead in the swimming pool of his Dallas home Tuesday morning.

No further details were known Tuesday night as his mother and friends here awaited arrival of other family members.

Funeral arrangements were pending also, but it was known that burial will be in Masonic Cemetery here.

Plagens, who was in his late 40s, was rated one of the top organists and pianists in the Southwest, in constant demand for entertainment at public and private events in addition to his radio and TV work in Dallas the past 25 years.

Popular Entertainer

In the past several years he had made appearances on tour, working with other artists in the presentation of selections and dialogue from the best known Broadway musicals. This took him to some of the top country clubs of nearby states as well as Texas, with bookings as much as a year in advance.

Retaining a fondness for his hometown of Weimar, he had returned here many times for concerts that were always tremendous successes. His last public appearance here was for a presentation of the hits from Broadway’s “I Do, I Do,” in the spring of 1970, a benefit for the Girl Scouts.

Church Pianist at 7

A prodigy in the musical world, Plagens began playing the piano at the age of 4 and at 7 became the pianist of First Baptist Church.

He made the piano and the organ his career after graduation from high school here in 1941, and after 36 months in the Air Force he settled in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, where he eventually became music director of WFAA-TV.

He never learned to read musical notes but had a repertoire of more than 500 tunes and was a master of innovating.

Plagens is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruby Horton Plagens of Weimar; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Louise)Boykin of San Antonio; a nephew, Robert Boykin of San Antonio, and other relatives.

His brother, Lt. Robert L. Plagens, died in action in the Air Force in 1953. His father, a retired mail carrier, died in 1961.

Weimar Mercury, May 25, 1972

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