Poehlmann, Heinrich Carl
Frelsburg Lutheran Minister Dies This Morning
Rev. Henry Carl Pohlmann[sic], 59, Lutheran minister of Frelsburg, died this morning at four o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the home in Frelsburg at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Other arrangement have not been made. [Interment was made in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.]
Rev. Pohlmann[sic] was born in Trebguest bet Beyreuth, Germany, December 16th, 1879. He was baptised and confirmed there and came to America from Neuendettellau in 1902. He married Miss Louise Hiehl of Nuermberg July 20th, 1903 at New Hampton,Iowa.
He held charges at Tripoli, Iowa, Avery, Oklahoma and in Texas at New Wehden, Meyersville, Robstown and Frelsburg. He had been minister at Frelsburg for six years.
He is survived by his wife and daughter, Louise Poehlmann; six sons, Reinhold Poehlmann of Brenham, Rev.W. C. Poehlmann of Fredericksburg, Rev. G. A. Poehlmann of San Antonio, Rudolph Poehlmann of San Antonio, Ernest Poehlmann of Wartburg Seminary at Dubuque, Iowa, Melvin Poehlmann of Texas Lutheran College at Seguin; two sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Margaret of Germany; and five grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1939
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Pogue, Howell Sockwell
‘Curly’ Pogue Funeral Held At San Antonio
Funeral services for Howell S. (“Curly”) Pogue, 71, of San Antonio were held Wesnesday[sic], Jan. 6, from Porter Loring Funeral Chapel, San Antonio, with burial at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Rev. William Bennett officiated.
Pogue died Monday, Jan. 4.
Born Aug. 30, 1921, at Waelder, he was a son of Eldridge D. and Willie (Sockwell) Pogue. He married Elma Beken, formerly of Weimar.
He had retired from State Farm Insurance Co. and was a member and elder of Pilgrim Presbyterian Church, San Antonio.
His wife survives, along with a son, James R. Lewis and a grandson, Adam D. Lewis, both of San Antonio, two sisters, Ruth Grant of San Antonio and Wilma Hefner of El Paso; and a brother, John D. Pogue of LaMesa.
Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1993
Pohl, Alma Elizabeth (Haas) Mika
Final Rites for Mrs. Alma Pohl At Hallettsville
Funeral services for Mrs. Harbett (Alma) Pohl, 54, of Hallettsville, formerly of Weimar, were held Monday afternoon, May 9, from Sacred Heart Catholic Church with burial in the Salem Cemetery at Ezzell.
Mrs. Pohl died at 8:15 p.m. Friday in a Yoakum hospital.
Born at Weimar on Nov. 15, 1922, she was a daughter of Julius and Elizabeth Raabe Haas. She was married first to Edward J. Mika, who died Feb. 27, 1953. She was married to Harbett Pohl on May 25, 1961.
Her husband survives, along with five sons, Edward Mika of Houston, Eugene Mika of Alabama, Leroy, Milton and Jerry Mika of Hallettsville; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Irene) Dunn of Israel; one brother, Frank J. Haas of California; and five sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Minnie) Otto of Glidden, Mrs. Richard (Anna) Carson of LaMarque, Mrs. Edmund (Alvina) Otto of Weimar, Mrs. Edwin (Mary) Hanzelka of Hungerford, and Mrs. Johnnie (Lena) Hanzelka of Pecos. One sister, Mrs. Alfred (Theresia) Raabe, preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were nephews and fiends, including Marvin and Melvin Otto and David Raabe of Weimar.
The Weimar Mercury, May 12, 1977
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Pohlmeyer, Tillie Christine (Gold)
Cancer Claims Ex-Resident Mrs. Pohlmeyer
Mrs. Tillie Christine Pohlmeyer, 67, of Houston, a former resident of Weimar, died Saturday, Jan 27, in Houston, of cancer.
She was a daughter of Edward L. and Teresa (Janecka) Gold of Weimar. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Altar Society in Houston.
Survivors are her husband, Erwin Pohlmeyer of Houston; three daughters, Colleen Gregory and husband Dan and Kathleen Zievert and husband Larry of Houston, and Danette LeBlanc and husband Chris of Spring; three sons, Larry Pohlmeyer and wife Sandy of Weimar and David and Erwin "Chris" Pohlmeyer of Houston; grandchildren Tonia, Keith, and Brian Pohlmeyer, Jeff and Tim Gregory, Stephen and Amanda LeBlanc; brothers and sisters, George Gold of El Campo, Tracy Fisher of El Campo, Rosie Stancik of Columbus, Hattie Walker of Eagle Lake, Alice Brandes of Seguin, Eleanor "Beba" Maerz of Schulenburg and Ida Strong of Houston; and 22 nieces and nephews.
The Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1990
Submitted by Joyce Stancik
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SPLENDID MAN, CITIZEN AND FARMER PASSES ON
Many hearts throughout this section were saddened last week when news of the death of Mr. B. Pokorny, well known citizen and farmer of this section reached here. His death occurred at the LaGrange Hospital on Thursday of last week where he had been taken several days previous for treatment for some serious form of bladder trouble.
An operation was performed Wednesday, we understand, and for a time the patient seemed improved and conversed with family and friends, stating he felt better and thought the worst was over. However, a change for the worse followed and the good man soon passed away.
Funeral arrangements were made, the body brought home, and interment took place Friday afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery, Rev. J. R. ViIt of Needville officiating.
Mr. Pokorny was born at Beztrekov, Czecho-Slovakla, in February, 1873. He came to this country in 1908, landing at Galveston, where for a time he worked on the docks. Later he came to this section, working for Mr. Fred
Schriefer for a time, later living on the Ward, Dittrich, Hurta and Foitik farms in this section. In 1909 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Foitik. To this union three children were born, one dying in infancy. The surviving members of his family are two children, a daughter and son, Miss Antonle and Frank.
He was a member of the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge and was secretary of same for a number of years. This lodge took an active part in the funeral ceremonies.
Mr. Pokorny was a well educated, honest, honorable, upright citizen. He stood high among the people of this section. He was a hard worker, a good husband and father, popular among a large circle of friends, and his unfortunate taking off so early in life is deeply and sincerely deplored by all.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, May 26, 1933, page 1
Pokorny, Eliska (Fojtik)
Final Rites for Mrs. E. Pokorny Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Eliska Pokorny, 78, were held Saturday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Charles Young, pastor of First Baptist Church officiated.
Mrs. Pokorny had been ill the past 7 years. She died at about 4:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. Oscar Addicks, in the Osage section.
Born near here Dec. 4, 1882, she was the daughter of John and Antonia Fojtik. She was married in 1909 to Bohuslav[sic] Pokorny, who preceded her in death 27 years ago. She lived in Jourdanton for about 17 years after his death, and for the past few years has made her home alternately with her son and daughter.
Surviving are one son, Frank Pokorny, and the daughter, Mrs. Addicks, of this area; one grandchild; and four sisters, Mrs. Frances Mikula of San Antonio, Mrs. Charles Nemec of Midfield, Mr. Justin Walchar of El Campo, and Mrs. Margaret Chamrad of Weimar.
Pallbearers for her funeral were Walter Williams, Fred Froehlich, W. O. Hoegemeyer, Lyle Searcey, Lawrence Addicks and Robt. Moore.
Weimar Mercury, December 16, 1960, page 1
Pokorny, Frances (Fojtik)
Funeral Services Held Jan 8 For Pokorny
Funeral services were held Jan. 8 for Frances Pokorny, 77, of Weimar, at the First Baptist Church with brother Jerry Adkins officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.
She died on Jan 7 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar of complications caused by a series of strokes.
Mrs. Pokorny was born on April 2, 1916 to Alois and Annie (Voitle) Fojtik in Weimar
She married Frank Pokorny on June 16, 1935.
Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alois and Robbie Fojtik, Jack and Dolly Fojtik of Weimar and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Martha Rutta and Rosie and D. H. Rutta of Columbus; one half-sister, Eufranzina Voitle of Houston.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Emil Fojtik and three half-sisters, Lena Darby, Christina Karstedt and Betty Johnson.
Pallbearers were Henry Mozisek, Bob Moore, Daniel Ulbricht, Melvin Albright, Robert Gall and Roger Smith
Weimar Mercury, January 13, 1994
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Polach, Christina (Kristoff)
Rites Held for Mrs. R. Polach, Stroke Victim
Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Polach, 68, wife of Roman Polach, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church Monday morning, With Rev. Clarence Leopold officiating.
Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Mrs. Polach died at 4:15 last Saturday morning at Youens Hospital, never regaining consciousness after suffering a stroke at her home Thursday about noon. She had been in apparently good health before the stroke.
Born Dec. 11, 1886, near Weimar, she was the daughter of Joe and Hosalla Kristef [Kristoff]. She married Mr. Polach April 29, 1913, at Ammannsville, and they settled on a farm at Holman. They had lived in Weimar since 1939. Mrs. Polach was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Society.
Surviving In addition to her husband are four daughters, Mrs. Bennie (Frances) Koehn of Weimar, and Mrs. Edgar (Mary) Brandt, Mrs. Elvis (Martha) Bodugen[sic] and Miss Agnes Polach, all of Columbus; three sons, Richard, Lawrence and John, all of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Alec Curry of Houston and Mrs. Bartok Janek of Holman; three brothers, Joe and Conrad Kristof[sic] of Holman and Louis of La Grange; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Janek, Joe Kristof, Emil Kristof, Allen Kristof, Alec Curry Jr., Wm. Curry, Charles Schneider and Adolf Stilwol.
Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1953, pages 1 and 4
Polach, Dennis Carl
Funeral services for Dennis Carl Polach, 28, were held Friday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Brian Crookes officiated. [Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery]
Dennis Polach was born November 12, 1955, in Columbus to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Polach. He married Linda Rucka in 1974. Dennis had moved from Eagle Lake to Indianapolis, Indiana, in August of this year.
He was' working as a floor supervisor for Potter Material Co., a concrete products company in Indianapolis, and was electrocuted while doing some welding on the job.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Polach of Indianapolis; his mother, Martha Polach of Sheridan; one daughter, Candice Polach of Indianapolis; two Sons; Steven and Travis Polach, both of Indianapolis; one sister, Jackie Polach of Houston; two brothers, Bruce Polach of Sugarland and Allen Polach of Houston.
Pallbearers included Ricky Chisum. Loudon Reel, Darrell Quinney, John Polach, Richard Baron, and Griff Thomas.
Colorado County Citizen, October 25, 1984, page 2
Polach, Emerich J. "Richard"
Richard Polach Of Sheridan Passes Away
Citizens throughout the area were saddened to hear of the death of E. J. (Richard) Polach of Sheridan on Monday, May 14 at 6 p.m. while en route to the Weimar Hospital. He suffered a massive coronary.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus with interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Columbus. The Rev. Arnold Anders officiated at the services. Rosary was recited at 8:15 Tuesday evening at Henneke Funeral Home.
Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus handled arrangements.
Mr. Polach was born October 22, 1920 in Ammannsville, Texas, the son of Roman and Kristina Christoff Polach. He was a plant operator for Shell Oil Company in Sheridan for over 25 years.
On October 24, 1949, he was united in marriage with Miss Martha Girndt of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife Martha; one daughter, Miss Jacqueline Polach of Houston; three sons, Allan of Houston, Bruce of Sugar Land and Dennis Danbury; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Brandt and Mrs. Martha Bodungen of Columbus and Mrs. Agnes Helm of Rosenberg; one brother, Lawrence Polach of Columbus; and other relatives and friends.
Mr. Polach was a World War II Air Force veteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5875 in Columbus, and a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the South Central Texas Oldtimers Baseball Hall of Fame and was active for many years in softball and baseball activities in the area.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their great loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thurs., May 17, 1979
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Polach, John Joseph
John J. Polach Dies at Age 47
Funeral services will be held Thursday at Columbus for John Polach Sr., 47, former Weimar resident, who died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. Tuesday (October 9) at his home in Columbus.
The recitation of the rosary will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Henneke Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Thursday with Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Mr. Polach had lived at Columbus 25 years. He operated a service station.
Born May 20, 1926, at Ammannsville, the son of Roman and Christina Kristef Polach, he grew up in this area and married Margie Kulhanek of Ellinger on June 4, 1951. He was a veteran of World War II.
His wife survives, along with two daughters, Sandra and Susan, and a son, John Jr., all of Columbus; four sisters, Mrs. Bennie Koehn of Weimar, Mrs. Edgar Brandt and Mrs. Martha Bodungen of Columbus, and Mrs. Alton Helm of Rosenberg, and two brothers, E. J. (Richard) Polach of Sheridan and Lawrence Polach of Columbus.
Weimar Mercury, October 11, 1973
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Polach, Lawrence “Snip”
Polach Funeral Services
Funeral Services for Lawrence "Snip" Polach of Columbus were held Saturday, January 30, 1993 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Jesse Euresti officiating.
Interment. was in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Mr. Polach passed away January 27, 1993 in the Columbus Community Hospital at the age of 70 years.
Born January 16, 1923 in Holman, he was the son of Roman and Christina (Kristoff) Polach. He married Dorothy Jane Muzny July 15, 1946 and was a retired oil refinery plant operator. He was a member of the K of C Council 2971 of Columbus, the V.F.W. Post 6113 of Columbus and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Polach of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Tommy Blair of Columbus; granddaughters, Carissa Nicole Blair and DeAun Alyse Blair, both of Columbus; sisters, Mary Brandt and Martha Bodungen both of Columbus and Agnes Helm of Rosenberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard and John Polach; and one sister, Frances Koehn.
Pallbearers were James Mikulenka, James Peters, Leonard Wavra, John Polach, Benny Farek, Richard McCabe, Joe Halfmann and Forrest Girndt.
Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.
New Ulm Enterprise, February 4, 1993, page 4
Polach, Roman Frank
Funeral Rites For Roman Polach, 70, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Roman Polach, 70, who died of a heart attack Friday, were held Sunday morning, May 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd of Weimar and Rev. Alex Kraus of Columbus officiated.
Mr. Polach was found dead at noon Friday at his home, where he lived alone.
He had been under treatment for a heart condition recently but still had been active. He had just completed 20 years as a fireman in February of this year, but had not applied for the honorary (inactive) list.
Born Aug. 8, 1891, in Fayette county, he was a son of John and Annie Macura Polach. He married Miss Kristina Kristhoff on April 29, 1913 at Ammannsville, and they settled on a farm at Holman where they lived until 1939, when they moved into Weimar. Mrs. Polach died May 30, 1953.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Bennie Koehn of Weimar, Mr. Mary Brandt and Mrs. Martha Bodungen of Columbus and Mrs. Alton Helm of Rosenberg; three sons, Richard of Sheridan, Lawrence and John of Columbus; 14 grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Schneider of Giddings, Mrs. Louis Kristhoff of La Grange and Mrs. Phillip Trust of Galveston.
Pallbearers were John Hajovsky, John F. Heger, Emil Helmcamp, Oscar Brandt, John Kasper Jr. and Jimime[sic] Mikulenka.
Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1962, page 1
Polasek, Garland C. (Chief)
Garland C. (Chief) Polasek, 78, of the Shaws Bend Community, passed away Sept. 21 in a Houston hospital.
He was born Nov. 1, 1927, in the Joiner Community, the son of Rudolph and Minnie (Roensch) Polasek. He married Juanita Kulhanek on Feb. 21, 1950, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger. A farmer and rancher his entire life, he worked for the Cullen Ranch for 42 years. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Rudy, Charlie and Lee Roy Polasek.
He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Garland W. Polasek of Shaws Bend, Stephen and Patty Polasek of Ellinger, David and Jeanie Polasek and Ronald and Patricia Polasek all of Shaws Bend and Douglas and Cindy Polasek of Frelsburg; daughter and son-in-law Diane and Eddie Bahner of Shaws Bend; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Gladys Polasek of LaGrange; sister, Virginia Gaddes of Ft. Worth; and sister-in-law, Virginia Polasek of LaGrange.
Funeral services were conducted Sept. 25, at the St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger with Father Jack Maddux officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers: Bradley Polasek, Ryan Polasek, Dave Polasek, Derek Bonner, Clint Barrett and Doug Swyden.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Mary's Catholic Church Restoration Fund in Ellinger.
Colorado County Citizen, October 4, 2006
Courtesy The Citizen
Polcak, Lillian M.
Funeral services were held for Lillian M. Polack[sic] of Frelsburg, Saturday, September 7, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg under the. direction of Henneke Funeral Home, with the Father Werner Bockholt officiating.
Burial was held at Imaculate[sic] Conception Catholic Cemetery in Industry. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Mrs.[sic] Lillian M Polack was born June 16, 1907 in Industry, to Edward Polcak and Frances Kunz Polcak. Mrs. Polack was a resident of Frelsburg for 26 years. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, KJZT No. 47 and St. Ann's Altar Society of Frelsburg, West Texas and Industry.
Survivors include her three sisters, Mary Kautz of Bellville, Frances Marek of Fayetteville and Bessie Warschak of Mission.
Pallbearers were John Labay, Bill Hajek, Charles Villeneuve, Billy Warschak, Gregory Warschak, Alfred Janacek, John Cufr and Bob Hajek.
Colorado County Citizen, September 19, 1985
Polion, Jake and
Negro Couple Instantly Killed By Passenger Train Near Weimar
Tuesday morning Jake Polion and wife, colored farmers living on the Enoch Taylor place a short distance west of town and just across from the Melor farm, journeyed over to the Harris Green farm to visit with their friends, Henry Williams and wife. They were traveling in an automobile recently purchased and with which neither was familiar, we are told.
About noon they turned towards home, little realizing that Death was stalking their trail. As they entered the narrow lane leading to their home, they had to cross the railroad tract. Their old car doubtless made so much racket they failed to hear the approach of the westbound noon passenger train. Just as they got on the track they saw it and it seemed to paralyze them. Very likely they killed their engine, for the automobile stopped dead on the track.
The train was too close upon them for the engineer to stop his avalanche of steel, and it struck the automobile, throwing the woman out upon the cowcatcher and breaking every bone in her body. Jake was killed instantly, but his body was carried along in the auto on the pilot of the engine for a distance of some 200 yards, before the train could be stopped.
It was said that the woman raised up in the car just before it was struck. As soon as possible word was sent back to town, and Judge A. J Ratliff went to the scene and held inquests, returning a verdict in accordance with the foregoing facts.
The crushed bodies were brought to town soon afterward and prepared for burial. [Interment in Paradise Gardens]
Polion and wife had been living on Route 3, but moved some time ago to the Enoch Taylor place. They possessed three adopted children, all of tender years, we are told.
The double tragedy is deeply regretted, but is one of those unfortunate affairs that will happen now and then.
Weimar Mercury, October 28, 1932
Colorado CoitizenEagle Lake cor.
Aaron Polk, a negro living on Capt Wm. Dunovant's farm, in the bend, came to town Saturday and got drunk and returned home late in the evening. That night some one killed him with an ax and dragged him to the river--a distance of about one mile--and threw his body in. Tuesday morning, after a long search, his body was found and an inquest held by Judge Zeigler. The evidence brought out on the occasion implicated Sim Turner, a negro living on J. R. Strahan's place, who was promptly arrested and taken to jail. Turner has always been regarded as a hard-working, peaceable and law abiding negro. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, October 15, 1892
Adolf Polk, 84 Succumbs To Long Illness
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 9, for Adolf Polk 84, lifelong resident of the Weimar area, who died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at Youens Memorial Hospital after five months’ illness.
Rev. John Muggivan officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Born Dec. 19, 1883, in Fayette County on the outskirts of Weimar, he was a son of Frank and Magdalena Hauptmann Polk. He was 8 years old when they moved to the farm just south of Weimar where he spent the rest of his life.
He married Miss Mary Rainosek at Bluff (now Hostyn) on April 14, 1913. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph’s Society and Sons of Hermann.
His wife survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Herman (Florence) Janacek of Weimar; one son, Leroy Polk of Weimar; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Frank Polk of Weimar; four sisters, Mrs. Edmund (Rosie) Berger, Mrs. Charles (Emilie) Rahlwes and Mrs. Joe (Emma) Berger, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Emil (Bertha) Wesselski of Nada. Two sisters, Mrs. Emil (Ernestine) Beck of Woodsboro and Mrs. Willie (Mary) Helmcamp of Weimar.
Pallbearers were grandsons Alfred Janacek, Francis Joe Janacek, Clarence Moeckel, Leroy James Polk Jr., Henry Thomas Polk, and a nephew, George Berger.
Weimar Mercury, December 12, 1968, page 8
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Final Rites for Frank Polk, 83, Held Saturday
Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon for Frank Polk, 83, who died Thursday morning, Sept. 3, at Parkview Manor after a short illness.
Rev. Oswald B. Kahlich officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Weimar, Mr. Polk was born here Feb. 28, 1887, a son of Frank and Magdalena Polk. He married Miss Ludmilla Berger here in 1908 and she preceded him in death in February 1961.
Mr. Polk was one of the few remaining charter members of the Knights of Columbus council of Weimar, which is celebrating its fiftieth year this fall. He was also a longtime member of the Hermann Sons Lodge.
Survivors are one son, Eugene Polk of Richland, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Vida Greenberg of Ft. Worthy and Mrs. Leona Hebert of Wilcox, Ariz.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Joe Berger, Mrs. Charles Rahlwes, Mrs. Edmond Berger, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Emil Wesselski of Nada. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Leroy Polk, Werner Stavinoha, Wilburg Grohmann, Joe Hartensteiner, Bernard Hartensteiner and George Berger, all nephews.
The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, Setpember 10, 1970
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Polk, Frank J. Sr.
DEATH OF AN OLD-TIME GOOD CITIZEN LAST WEEK
Mr. Frank Polk, Sr., an old-time citizen of this section, died Wednesday afternoon of last week at the family residence in this city, after being in ill health for several months. The remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, a large crowd of neighbors and friends being present to witness the last sad rites administered by Rev. Jos. Szymanski.
Mr. Polk was born in Austria in 1852, and came to this country in 1879. He was married to Miss Magdalena Hauptmann in 1881. To this union eight children were born. The couple first lived at High Hill, where Mr. Polk was employed by the father of Mr. Geo. Herder, Sr., formerly of this city. He afterward farmed near Schulenburg, then north of Weimar, afterward purchasing a farm southeast of Weimar, where his family lived up to about a year ago, when Mr. Polk purchased a residence and moved to town. Mr. Polk is survived by his widow and eight children--Mrs. Emil Beck of Woodsboro, Adolf Polk of Weimar, Mrs. Wm. Helmcamp of near Weimar, Frank Polk, Jr., of Weimar, Mrs. Ed Berger, Mrs. Chas. Rahlwes and Mrs. Joe Berger of near Weimar, and Mrs. Emil Wesselski of Nada; also nineteen grandchildren. At the time of his death Mr. Polk was 73 years of age.
Throughout his long life Mr. Polk ever proved himself to be a quiet, peaceable, good citizen, strictly attentive to his own affairs, never meddling with others, a considerate, loving husband and father, an industrious, hard working man, and one in whom the people always had confidence, ever willing and ready to help a friend or neighbor in any way he could.
His death has caused much sorrow in the hearts of family and a large circle of friends. To them we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Weimar Mercury, June 26, 1925, page 1
Polk, Ludmilla (Berger)
Final Rites for Mrs. Frank Polk Held Saturday
Funeral services were held here Saturday morning, Feb. 25, for Mrs. Frank Polk, 69, who died at her home Thursday morning of a heart attack.
Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at St. Michael’s Church, with the Rev. Louis Fritz officiating, assisted by the Rt. Rev. Anthony F. Drozd and the Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Polk was a lifelong resident of Weimar. The former Miss Ludmilla Berger, she was born May 10, 1891, in the New Brunn area, a daughter of Joe and Theresa Berger. She was married to Mr. Polk in 1909. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Ann’s Society.
Survivors in addition to her husband are one son, Eugene Polk of Richland, Wash; two daughters, Mrs. Vida[sic] Greenberg of Fort Worth and Mrs. Leona Hebert of Kerrville; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Stavinoha of Ganado and Mrs. Albert Grohmann of Weimar; one brother, Joe Berger of Weimar; two grandsons, Ronnie and Gary Polk of Richland, Washington; three granddaughters, Mrs. Shirlee Lewis of Houston, Sharon and Karen Polk of Richland, Wash.; and two great-grandsons.
Pallbearers were nephews Edwin Hartensteiner, Charlie Hartensteiner, Leroy Polk, George Berger, Herman Janacek, Werner Stavinoha, Wilbur Grohmann and Alfred Helmcamp.
The Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1961
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Polk, Magdalena (Hauptmann)
FUNERAL HELD FOR MRS. POLK, 62-YEAR RESIDENT
Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalena Polk, 82, 62-year resident of Weimar area and widely-known throughout this section, whose death occurred Sunday, were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 at St. Michael’s Church here, with Monsignor Joseph Szymanski officiating.
Mrs. Polk was a native of Hallendorf, Austria, where she was born Dec. 6, 1857. In 1881, she married Mr. Frank Polk, Sr., who preceded her in death fifteen years ago.
Survivors include two sons, Adolf and Frank, well known Weimar area residents; and six daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Beck of Woodsboro, Mrs. Marie Helmcamp, Mrs. Rosie Berger, Mrs. Emelie Rahlwes and Mrs. Emma Berger of Weimar; and Mrs. Bertha Wesselski of Nada. There are also 26 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Pall bearers were her grandsons, Leroy Polk, Eugene Polk, Leon Berger, George Berger, Alfred Helmcamp, and Walter Sciba.
Here for the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Beck of Woodsboro, Edward Kahlich of Engle, Mrs. Nirlich of Engle, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Venghaus of Freyburg, and Leon Reissing of Columbus.
Interment was in the St. Michael’s Cemetery here.
The Mercury publisher extends sincere sympathy to bereaved survivors.
Weimar Mercury, February 23, 1940, page 1
Polocheck, Leona Christina (Braden)
Funeral services for Mrs. Leo C. (Leona) Polocheck of Ramsey were held Oct. 25 in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Eagle Lake, with The Rev. Edward Geiser officiating.
Burial was in St. Roch's Catholic cemetery at Mentz. Rosary was recited at Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle lake oct. 24.
Mrs. Polocheck entered the New Caney Valley Hospital in Wharton Sept. 24 where she underwent surgery Oct. 1. She died Oct. 23.
Born at Mentz Feb. 1, 1899, she was a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Braden. She married Leo Polocheck in 1919 and they lived in El Campo 9 years and then moved to Ramsey where she lived the rest of her life. If Mrs. Polocheck would have lived until Nov. 11, she and Mr. Polocheck would have been married 55 years.
Survivors include her husband of Ramsey; 2 daughters, DeLois Spoede of St. Louis, Mo., and Mary Elizabeth Stallman of Garwood; 2 sons, Leon J. of Galveston and Charles Polocheck of Houston; 3 sisters, Mrs. Dora Braden, Mrs. Alice Hill and Mrs. Jolean Neuendorff of Bernardo; one brother, Jodie Braden of Columbus, She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, mrs. Hilda Brod and Mrs. Techla Nelson.
Pallbearers were her nephews, Ervin Brod of El Campo, Chester Glaiser and Earl L. Braden of Eagle Lake and Melvin Neuendorff, Milton Nelson, and A. J. Hill of Bernardo.
Colorado County Citizen, October 31, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Polocheck, Mary (Wanrzinek)
Mrs. Polocheck Buried At Mentz
Funeral services were held at Mentz Monday morning for Mrs. Mary Polocheck, 87, who died in a Houston hospital Friday night. Rev. Andrew Didner officiated in the services. [Interment in St. Roch's Cemetery]
Surviving are four sons, Joe, Goose Greek; Charlie, Pawnee; John, Plantersville; Leo, Ramsey; and a stepson, Anton of Sealy; four daughters, Mrs. Agnes Swanke and Miss Anna Polocheck, Fairbanks, and Mrs. Mary Glasier and Mrs. Edmund Braden, Eagle Lake. Forty-two grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren[sic] also survive.
Pallbearers were Chester Glaiser, Earl Leonard and Emanuel Braden, Leon Swanke and Amon Polocheck, all grandsons of Mrs. Polocheck
Colorado County Citizen, December 13, 1945
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino
Polzer, Edna C. (Dobecka)
Edna C. Polzer, 95, of Bryan passed away Sunday morning March 4, 2012 at Lampstand Health and Rehab of Bryan. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 6, 2012 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with a Rosary being recited at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday March 7, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, with Reverend Monsignor John McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Weimer, Texas.
Edna was born June 10, 1916 to Albina Bartosh and John Dobecka in Weimer, Texas. She attended school in Weimer. She moved to Houston and worked in the Production Department at Pittsburg Paint and Glass in Houston for over 20 years.
She married Lawrence Polzer on June 6, 1970. In 1989, she and Lawrence moved to Bryan, and joined St. Joseph Catholic Church.
She was a member of the Age Manager's Group at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the K.J.Z.T., and the American Legion Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion Earl Graham Post No. 159 in Bryan.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Victor Dobecka, and Henry and Ester Dobecka.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lawrence T. Polzer of Bryan; one daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Lynn and Armand Casarez of Missouri City, Texas; two sisters, Lillian Scotka of Bellville and Olga Heinrich of Pearland; one sister-in-law, Bernice Dobecka of Weimer; and four brothers-in-law, Bernard Polzer and wife Florence, Wilford Polzer and wife Frances, Eugene Polzer and wife Rosalee, and Stephen Polzer.
Condolences may be made at www.memorialfuneralchapelbryan.com
The Bryan-College Station Eagle, March 6, 2012
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Poole, Mrs. E. E.
At Weimar, Texas, March 16th, 1875, the wife of Mr. E. E. Poole. After a long protracted illness, this good wife and mother relingquished her claim on earth to that other home not made by hands but eternal in Heaven. She lived and died a good christian expiring with the words,
"Thy will be done—not mine." I. W. P. [Burial place unknown]
Colorado Citizen, March 18, 1875, page 3
Poorbaugh, Annie Elizabeth (Harrisoin)
TWO DAYS LATER WIFE FOLLOWS HUSBAND TO GRAVE
Last week the Mercury published an account of the death of Mr. P. F. Poorbaugh, prominent citizen of Rock Island. He had been to Houston, returning after a few days, and within another few days was a dead man. Two days after his death his widow was stricken and died. She was a native of Iowa, was born in 1863, was married to Mr. Poorbaugh in 1877. She is survived by three daughters and two sons. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1938, page 4
Poorbaugh, Phillip Franklin
ROCK ISLAND RESIDENT DEAD
P. F. Poorbaugh, 81, resident of Rock Island for more that twenty years, prominent in real estate business there, died at the family borne Tuesday.
Mr. Poorbaugh was a visitor in Eagle Lake last Friday afternoon, en route home from Houston, at that time having called at the Headlight office for a chat. He did not speak of feeling ill, and apparently was in his usual health.
Mr. Poorbaugh was born at Elkhart, Indiana. Dec. 21, 1856. He was united in marriage to Anna Elizabeth Harrison, at the age of 19, at Rudd, Iowa. To this union were born nine children. Eagle Lake Headlight. [Interment in Myrtle Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1938, page 2
Pope, E. L.
POPE DIED MONDAY ON THE ABBE FARM
Mr. E. L. Pope, about seventy-three years of age, who has been farming on the L. Abbe place, died at his home on that farm Monday afternoon about two o’clock of cirrhosis of the liver. The body was prepared for burial by Undertaker DeBord, the interment being made in the Lakeside cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Eagle Lake Headlight, March 14, 1914, page 2
Pope, Reginald "Reggie"
Reginald "Reggie" Pope, 66, of Rosenberg, passed away Aug. 30 at Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital in Richmond.
He was born in Houston, July 18, 1937 to Ernest and Elizabeth (Hahn) Pope and married Bonita Brisco, Sept. 22, 1973. He was a retired maintenance carpenter for Richmond State School ad was a member of Abell Street Church of Christ in Wharton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Margaret Elizabeth Pope.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Amanda Pope of Rosenberg; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Grace Brisco of Sheridan; and brother-in-law, Harry Brisco Jr. and his wife Karen of Bellville.
Funeral services were conducted Sept. 3 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Paul Jones officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Pallbearers were Traylor Walker, J'Boone Koonce, Harry Brisco Jr., Jerry Humberson, Franklin Walker, Justine and Jimy Brisco and Jeff Abbe.
Kenneth Hahn was an honorary pallbearer.
Colorado County Citizen, September 10, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen
Post Special: New Ulm, Texas, October 17.--At Frelsburg, Mr. D. Pophanken died at the age of 75. He was an old resident and had been in the mercantile business some thirty years. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, November 2, 1895
Pophanken, Leroy Howard
Services for Leroy Howard Pophanken, 84, of Corpus Christi were held Thursday, April 8, 1993 at Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Herren officiating.
Burial followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pophanken died April 5, 1993, at Spohn Hospital in Corpus Christi after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 7, 1909, in New Ulm, the son of T. A. and Frida Pophanken.
He graduated from La Grange High School and attended A&M College of Texas. He later served as Captain of the Port of the Houston ship channel during World War II.
He was a loyal employee of Exxon Company USA, Inc. for 29 years in the position of plant superintendent. An active retiree he served as vice president and was recently named president-elect of the Exxon Retirees Annuitants Club.
He was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church of Corpus Christi.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Bernadine Strickler.
Survivors include his wife, Lillie Belle Rau Pophanken of Corpus Christi; his brother and sister-in-law, Emmett and Faye Pophanken of New Ulm; and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.
Pallbearers were R. F. (Buddy) Rau, Wayne Strickler Sr., Douglas Rau, Timothy Rau, Darryl Rau, Karl Youens, Bully Youens, and Herman Wehner III.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Strickler Jr., Tom Rau, Joe Rau, John Rau, Gregory Kiel, Rick McBroom and V. M. Crawford.
In lieu of usual remembrances, donations may be made to the Columbus Community Hospital Foundation Fund.
Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, directors.
Colorado County Citizen, April 14, 1993
Pophanken, Lillie Belle (Rau)
Lillie Belle Rau Pophanken, 94, of Columbus, passed away Nov. 3 at her residence. She was born in Columbus, Oct. 2, 1913 to Albert Washington Rau Sr. and Maude M. (Leyendecker) Rau and married Leroy H. "Honey" Pophanken, Nov. 6, 1937. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Columbus. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Raymond "Utzsie" Rau, Albert Washington "Jack" Rau Jr., Darrell David Rau Sr. and Don Willis Rau; nephew, Raymond Frank "Buddy" Rau; and her favorite pet cat, "Simon." She is survived by her sisters, Lelia Rau Wehner and Myrl "Bootsie" Rau Youens of Columbus; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Billie Rau, Gladys Rau and Evelyn Rau of Columbus and Emmett and Fay Pophanken of New Ulm; nephews, V.M. Pet Crawford Jr., H.H. Wehner III, Billy Youens, Karl Youens, Darrell David Rau Jr., Douglas James Rau, Allan Joseph "Joe" Rau, Thomas Wayne Rau, John Ray Rau and Timothy Kevin Rau; and nieces, Barbara Crawford Dowden, Carolyn Youens Hastedt, Janet Youens Wolters and Diane Rau Shifflett. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. J. Paul Bruhn officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Her 10 nephews are scheduled to serve as pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Community Hospital, P.O. Box 865, Columbus, TX 78934.
The Colorado County Citizen, November 6, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen
Pophanken, Sophia Dorothea Ida (Brune)
MRS. POPHANKEN'S SERVICES ARE HELD HERE YESTERDAY
Death came to Mrs. Sophia Pophanken Monday morning in Youens hospital at Weimar, exactly 21 years after the death of her husband, W. E. Pophanken, on Mar 5, 1935. When her death seemed certain, she expressed a wish that it might come on the anniversary of her husband's. Mrs. Pophanken had been in ill health for several years. Services were held yesterday morning in the Untermeyer Funereal Home with Rev. G. Wolf officiating and burial was in Lakeside cemetery at Eagle Lake, beside her husband. She was born Sophia Dorothea Ida Brune near Columbus, Dec. 29, 1888, a daughter of Florenz and Sophia Bruedigan Brune. She was baptized in the Lutheran church in Frelsburg July 21, 1889. Nov. 10, 1910, she was married to Willie Ernest Pophanken, who operated a business in Frelsburg until January, 1923, when the couple moved to Eagle Lake where they lived in semi-retirement. They adopted a daughter, Marjorie Sophia, now Mrs. Thurman Brune, Mar 6, 1929, when she was almost 2 years old. Mrs. Pophanken and her daughter moved to Columbus in 1940. The daughter survives, along with 3 brothers, Louis Brune of Frelsburg and Emil and Arthur Brune of Columbus and 4 sisters, Mrs. Henry Hillebrand of Sealy, Mrs. Arthur Leyendecker of Alleyton, and Mrs. Frank Weishuhn and Mrs. Willie Georg of Frelsburg. Pallbearers were Walter Hillebrand, Albert, Earl and Arthur Brune Jr., Leroy Weishuhn, Emmett Lee Pophanken, Frank Veselka and Crockett Leyendecker.
Colorado County Citizen, March 8, 1956
Submitted by David Hahn
Pophanken, Wilhelm Ernst
PNEUMONIA ATTACK PROVES FATAL TO MR. W. E. POPHANKEN
Eagle Lake Citizen, Esteemed By All Who Knew Him, Died Tuesday Afternoon Following Illness of Less Than a Week.
Mr. W. E. Pophanken, nearly 55 years of age, passed away at 4:34 Tuesday afternoon following an illness of less than a week of influenza, which developed into pneumonia.
Mr.Pophanken was one of Eagle Lake's good citizens, who enjoyed the respect and esteem of every one. He was a man of his word, straght-forward and honest; and all who knew him sorrow over his passing.
He was born n Frelsburg, Colorado County, on April 15, 1880, son of D. and Helena Pophanken. He was married on November 23, 1910 to Miss Sophia Brune, who survives. Other surviving relatives are three brothers, R. E.Pophanken, New Ulm; O. G. Pophanken, Eagle Lake and F. A. Pophanken, Post Oak Point, and one sister, Mrs. Lina Richter, San Antonio. Another sister preceded him in death in 1903.
Mr. and Mrs. Pophanken moved to Eagle Lake from Frelsburg early in 1923, and since they have made their home here they have gained a wide friendship among our people. Mr. Pophanken, was a quiet, industrious, peace-loving citizen and one that our community can't afford to lose.
Funeral services were held at the family home at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, with Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, Lutheran pastor of Columbus, conducting the services. Interment was made in the Lakeside Cemetery.
The Headlight joins with the people of this section in extending to the grief-stricken relatives its sincere sympathy in their hour of deep sorrow.
The pallbearers were T. F. Kollman, A. L. Baring Wm. Glasier, Carl Seaholm, E. F. Michaelis and A. A. Klockmann.
Eagle Lake Headlight, March 9, 1935
Popp, Agnes Margaritha
Miss Agnes Popp
Advocate News Service
EL CAMPO – Miss Agnes Popp, 76, native of Nada, died Wednesday in an Eagle Lake nursing home.
She was born May 1, 1902 in Nada.
A parish rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada, where the body will lie in state from 6 p.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. funeral services Friday.
The Rev. Victor Schmidtzimsky will officiate, with burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery under direction of Triska Funeral Home.
Survivors include three sisters, Miss Elizabeth Popp of Nada, Mrs. Mary Kubesch of San Antonio and Mrs. Theresia Boenisch of Garwood.
Victoria Advocate, December 21, 1978
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, Alvin Frank
ALVIN FRANK POPP
EL CAMPO - Alvin Frank Popp, 81, of El Campo passed away on June 30, 2013.
He was born on October 31, 1931 in Hillje, Texas to the late August J. and Pauline Pauler Popp. Alvin was a U S Army Korean war veteran, and a self-employed carpenter and farmer.
Survivors include his wife Henrietta Popp of El Campo, son Dale Popp and wife Linda of El Campo, daughters Debbie Johnson and husband Billy of Crosby, Annette Bittner and husband Paul of Garwood and Dawn Macek and husband Billy of Nada, Grandchildren Dustin Popp, Kim Hadley, Bonnie Galindo, Ami Woodring, Jeremy and Gene Cervenka, Scott and Lance Bittner and Cole and Katie Macek, 13 great-grandchildren, sisters Albina Taylor and husband Walter, Gladys Bodungen, and Janette Wishert and brother Gus Popp and wife Janie Mae all of El Campo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great-granddaughter Britni Popp and sister Berniece Wishert.
Visitation and Rosary was held on Monday July 1 at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday July 2 at 2 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be his great-grandchildren and godchildren.
Memorial donations in memory of Alvin Popp may be made to V.F.W. Post 2786, Garwood Volunteer Fire Department. Or St Mary's Catholic Church.
Condolences for the family may be left online at www.triskafuneralhome.com Triska Funeral Home El Campo, Texas, 979-543-3681.
Victoria Advocate, July 1, 2013
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
BABY AT EL CAMP DIES AS RESULT DRINK KEROSENE
El Campo, Texas, March 22.--Drinking kerosene caused the death of the 18-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Popp of the Nada community Saturday afternoon. The little fellow got hold of a bottle containing the kerosene and drank it before being noticed.
Mr. and Mrs. Popp hurried here with the child for medical attention but he died shortly after reaching here. [Burial in St. Mary’s cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1927, page 2
Popp, Cody Ryan
CODY RYAN POPP
Cody Ryan Popp, age 20, on July 23, 2010 a cowboy was taken from his place on earth to be with his Lord and Savior.
Cody was born on April 25, 1990. Cody graduated from Huntsville High School in 2008. He was a Senior Flagman for the class of 2008 and was a Life Time Member of the Walker County Fair Association where he showed goats. Cody loved life and most of all his family and friends. He was a true outdoorsman, loving to hunt, fish and his new found love for BULL RIDING.
Those left to cherish his memories are his parents Dale Popp and Cindy Tatsch; sister Brandy Popp and fiancee Blake Turner; step-dad Richard Tatsch; stepbrother and sister Cole and Leah Tatsch; grandmothers and grandfather Josephine Popp and Jessie and Winfred Estell; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by his Grandpa's Herbert Popp and Preston Warren.
Funeral Services for Cody Ryan Popp were held Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at 10:00 am, at University Heights Baptist Church in Huntsville, Texas. Interment followed at Saint Mary's Cemetery in Nada, Texas. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations should be made to the Walker County Fair Association or Charitable organization of your choice. RIDE COWBOY RIDE Those wishing to leave memorial condolences for the family may do so at www.shmfh.com Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home'
Houston County Courier, Crockett, TX
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, Edgar Joseph
Edgar Joseph Popp, age 79 of Pasadena and formerly of Nada, died on December 14, 2005.
He was born on February 8, 1926 in Nada to Rudolph H. and Mary Mendell Popp.
He owned and operated Popp-Jones Mini Max Store in Pasadena for ten years and then worked as an insurance agent for twenty before retiring. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of American Legion Post 521 and Knight’s of Columbus Council 3700.
His devoted companion of 30 years, Mary Lou Will of El Campo, and his sister Marie Stavinoha of Rosenberg survive him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Eddie Joseph Popp; and brothers Norbert, Rudy, Edwin and Fred Popp.
A Rosary will be recited today, Dec. 17 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edward Schoellmann officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery with Military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Serving as pallbearers are Harvey Stavinoha Jr., Harvey Popp, Russell Popp, Craig Popp, Randy Popp, Keith Popp, Scott Wasicek, Phillip Amiri.
Honorary pallbearers are Howard Stavinoha, Troy Wasicek, Ryan Wasicek, Jon Barker, Shannon Barker, Mark Johnson, Jeremy Blake, Clayton Chanek and Jacob Engstrom.
Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 97, Nada, Tx 77460.
El Campo Leader News, December 17, 2005 online edition
New Brunn News
Died, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Popp, Feb. 25th, Edmund, their 6-year-old son, after an illness of several days. When Edmund was 2 years, he got hold of a bottle containing lye. He drank of this deadly fluid, which later caused his death. A doctor was summoned, and did all he could for him, but his swallowing became more difficult as he grew older, and finally his ability in this direction ceased altogether, and death was the natural result. God who gave him claimed him. Before the funeral left, Prof. Nockemann and his scholars sang, “Nearer My God to Thee..” He was laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery.
Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1909
Popp, Ferdinand Jr.
Nada Resident Ferdinand Popp Dies
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 27 for Ferdinand Popp, a resident of the Nada community for 80 [30?] years.
Mr. Popp died suddenly on Saturday, Aug. 24. He was born in Schulenburg on July 7, 1887. He was married to Anna Staff on February 7, 1911 at St. Mary’s Church in Nada. At the time of his death he was 87 years old.
A rosary was recited at Triska Chapel on Monday evening. Services were held Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church at Nada with the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Bernard F. Popp officiating at a Concelebrated Mass with Archbishop Francis Furey and Rt. Rev. Monsignor Gus Staff. Also present were 53 priests and 23 nuns.
Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.
Mr. Popp is survived by his wife Anna of Nada; four daughters, Mrs. Gus (Margaret) Swoboda of Nada, Mrs. George (Augusta) Gerberman of El Campo, Sister Adelaide of San Antonio and Sister Anna Marie of Victoria; also two sons, Rt. Rev. Monsignor Ben F. Popp of San Antonio and Joe L. Popp of Nada; four sisters, Mrs. George Boenisch of Garwood and Mrs. Mary Kubesch of San Antonio, Miss Agnes Popp and Miss Elizabeth Popp, both of Nada; also two brothers, Frank and Gus Popp of Nada; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Andy Swoboda, Freddy Gerberman, George Gerberman Jr., Benny Gerberman, Wayne Popp and Lawrence Popp.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thurs., Sept. 5, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, Frank Anthony Jr.
FRANK ANTHONY POPP JR.
GARWOOD - Frank Anthony Popp Jr., 78 of Garwood, passed away on October 2, 2012. He was born on October 9, 1933 in Garwood, Texas to the late Frank A. and Anne Heine Popp.
He is survived by his wife Marilyn Sablatura Popp of Garwood, daughter and son-in-law Sharla and Wayne Young and their sons Trey and Jake; son and daughter-in-law Clark and Becky Popp and their daughter Bailey; daughter Shari Popp; sisters Tina Hubenak and Mary Ann Kozel; extended family Mark and Cynthia Boenisch, Brett and Blake Boenisch, Cody and Shelley Thompson and their daughters Faith and Ria, and Kaylyn Boenisch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Herman Popp and Herbert Popp; sisters Helen Berger, Martha Boenisch and Emily Boenisch.
Visitation will be from 2 - 4:30 pm on Wednesday at Triska Funeral Home and from 6-8 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, Texas with a KC Rosary to be recited at 6:30 pm. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, TX with the Reverend Joe Vrana officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Mary's Hall Fund or the Garwood Fire Department.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at triskafuneralhome.com
Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.
Victoria Advocate, October 3, 2012
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, Herbert John
Herbert John Popp
Herbert John Popp of Garwood passed away on Friday, March 13 at the age of 83 surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born on January 23, 1926 in Garwood to Frank Popp, Sr. and Anne Heine Popp.
Herbert married Josephine Ann Leopold on October 13, 1952. They shared the same birthday and were still in love with each other after all those years.
He studied carpentry at the University of Houston and served in the United States Army during World War II. He served as the Postmaster in Garwood from 1961 to 1991. He wore many hats in his lifetime including farmer/rancher, store owner, car salesman, insurance salesman and cotton ginner. Herbert served in many capacities with Catholic Life Insurance including Chairman of the Board. He was also an Honorary Lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Nada. He has been a Little League Coach, CCD teacher and church choir member. He was a proud participant in the ACTS retreat in Victoria in February of 2008.
Survivors by his wife, Josephine Popp of Garwood; daughters, Debbie Kana and husband, David, of El Campo, Dianne Bone and husband, Marc, of Austin; sons, Gerald Popp and wife, LaVonda, of Gatesville, Gregory Popp and wife, Fae, of El Campo and Dale Popp of Huntsville; grandchildren, Dory Labay and husband, Brent, of El Campo, Drew Kana of Corpus Christi, Dusty Kana of El Campo, Joshua Bures of DeRidder, Louisiana, Sierra and Jairus Popp of Gatesville, Jessica Popp and fiancé, Nathan Drapela, of Richmond, Cassidy Popp of El Campo, Brandy and Cody Popp of Huntsville; great grandchildren, Camron and Olivia Labay of El Campo; brother, Frank Popp, Jr. of Garwood; sisters, Martha Boenisch and Mary Ann Kozel of Fort Worth and Tina Hubenak of Point Comfort.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herman Popp; and sisters, Helen Berger and Emily Boenisch.
Visitation was held on Sunday, March 15 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home. A rosary lead by the Nada Knight’s of Columbus was recited at 6 p.m. on Sunday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 16, at St. Mary’s Church with Msgr. Lawrence Stubben and Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Burial followed at the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Triska Funeral Home in El Campo was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were grandsons, Drew Kana, Joshua Bures, Cody Popp, Jarius Popp; son-in-laws, David Kana and Marc Bone.
Memorials may be made to the Garwood Volunteer Fire Department, Houston Hospice-El Campo or to the donor’s choice.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, March 19th, 2009
Popp, Herman Joseph
HERMAN J. POPP
GARWOODHerman Joseph Popp, 81, of Garwood, Texas, died Wednesday, January 5, 2000.
He was born January 4, 1919, in Garwood, Texas, to the late Frank A. and Annie Heine Popp. He was a retired sales associate at El Campo Tire Center and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a past Grand Knight.
Survivors: wife, Esther Boenisch Popp; daughter, Joyce Annette Chambers of Durant, Okla.; sisters, Helen Berger of Nada, Mary Ann Kozel and Martha Boenisch, both of Fort Worth, and Celestine Hubenak of Point Comfort; brothers, Frank Popp and Herbert Popp, both of Garwood; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: son, Bill Popp; parents; and sister, Emilie Boenisch.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Triska Funeral Home.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at Triska Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating.
Burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, (409) 543-3681.
Pallbearers: Kenny Boenisch, Gregory Popp, Gerald Popp, Clark Popp, Jim Berger and David Boenisch.
Memorials: Garwood Volunteer Fire Department or St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada
Victoria Advocate, January 7, 2000
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, John Edward
Military Rites Held For John Popp Sat.
Military funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 11th for John Edward Popp, a life-time resident of the Nada community who died in the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo on Sat., Feb. 9th at the age of 77 years. He was born in Nada on March 17, 1898.
Funeral services were held under the direction of Triska Funeral Home in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada last Monday afternoon. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Nada with military honors accorded by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the National Guard. The Rev. O. B. Kahlich and the Rev. Msgr. Bernard Popp officiated at the services.
Mr. Popp is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emilie Popp of Nada; three daughters, Mrs. Edgar (Gertrude) Crenek, Miss Madeline Popp, Miss Bridget Popp; one son, Alfred J. Popp of Houston; four grandchildren; and three brothers, Fred Popp, Jr. and August Popp, both of Nada and Frank Popp, Sr. of Garwood; and four sisters, Agnes and Elizabeth Popp of Nada; Mrs. Theresa Boenisch of Garwood and Mrs. Mary Kubesch of San Antonio; and many nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers included Robert Crenek, Gary Crenek, Stephen Brandt, Arthur Leopold, Herman Popp and Henry Boenisch.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thurs., Feb. 21, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
NADA NEWS ITEMS
To ihnfluenza[sic] epidemic is raging quite terribly over this part of the county, having taken for its victim Joe Popp, one of our much loved young men. Mr. Popp had been ill for quite a while but his death came as a shock to the entire community. [Interment in St. Mary’s]
Colorado Citizen, January 24, 1919, page 5
Popp, Joseph Lawrence
Joseph Lawrence Popp, 85, of Nada, died Wednesday, April 23, 2008.
He was born May 30, 1922 in Nada to Ferdinand and Anna Staff Popp. He was a carpenter and farmer. Mr. Popp was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph Society, American Legion Post 251, Nocturnal Adoration Society, and was a World War II army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Leopold Popp of Nada; daughters, Marilyn Goerig and husband Leonard of El Campo, Rose Arunski and husband Karl of Forney, and Ruthie Buzek and husband Louis of El Campo; son, Wayne Popp and wife Wanda of Wharton; brother, Bishop Bernard Popp of San Antonio; sisters, Sister Adelide Popp of Victoria and Sister Anna Marie Popp of Victoria.
Also, 11 grandchildren, Jenny Schaffer and husband Kary, Dr. Brian Goerig and wife Abby, Kevin Arunski and wife Kelly, Luke Popp and wife Jenna, Tracy Perkins and husband Chris, Robin Morris and husband Greg, Nick Popp and wife Jenny, Bonnie Buzek, Kelly Arunski, Jake Popp, and Suzanne Buzek; six great grandchildren, Kourtney and Kylee Schaffer, Emery and Brooks Goerig, and Micayla and Tate Perkins.
Mr. Popp was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ethel Marie Popp; sisters, Margaret Swoboda and Augusta Gerbermann; and brother, Lawrence Popp.
A wake service was held Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.
Funeral services will be today, Saturday, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with his nephew, the Rev. Martin Leopold, officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Dr. Brian Goerig, Kevin Arunski, Luke Popp, Nick Popp, Jake Popp, Kary Schaffer, Chris Perkins and Greg Morris.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Building Fund or Garwood Volunteer Fire Department.
El Campo Leader-News Online April 26, 2008
Popp, Mary (Schneider)
Mrs. Ferd Popp Succumbs at 88; 12 Children Survive
NADA--Mrs. Ferdinand (Mary) Popp, passed away Sunday at the age of 88.
She was born in Germany Mar. 18, 1868. At the age of 6, she came to the U. S. with her parents, settling at Schulenburg.
In 1884 she married Ferdinand Popp at Schulenburg. He passed away 14 years ago.
Surviving are 6 boys: Ferdinand Jr., Nada; Frank, Garwood; John, Rudolph, Leo and August F. Popp, Nada; 6 daughters: Mrs. Mary Kubesch of Midland; Mrs. Annie Popp, Mrs. Theresa Boenisch, Mrs. Antonio Moeller, Agnes and Elizabeth Popp, all of Nada; 51 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Theresa Hemmi of Scotland, Texas, Mrs. Rose Schramm of Nada, Mrs. Amelia Arnold of Garwood, Mrs. Annie Engbrock of Denver, Colo.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the home at 9:15 with her grandson, Very Rev. Msgr. Ben Popp of San Antonio, celebrant of the Solemn Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s church. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Pallbearers were her grandsons; Henry Boenisch, Herman, Alfred, Albert, Leo Jr., and Edgar Popp.
She was a charter member of the Christian Mother’s society.
Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1956, page 8
Popp, Mary Elizabeth (Kotlar)
Mrs. Emil Popp Dies in Houston
We extend sympathy to the family and relatives of Mrs. Emil Popp who passed away in a Houston hospital last Tuesday. Funeral services were held Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Nada Cemetery.
Eagle Lake Headlight June 29, 1972 page 10
Submitted by Dorothy Cox
Popp, Mary Teresa (Winter)
Mary Teresa Popp, 90, of Nada died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007. She was born Jan. 30, 1917 in Windthorst to the late Albert and Mary Stanzel Winter.
She was a homemaker, member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and Christian Mothers.
She is survived by her daughters, Josephine Fucik and husband George of Louise, Agnes Wendel and husband Deacon Edward of Hillje, Rosalie Machac and husband Clifton James of Victoria; son, Andrew Popp of Nada; brothers, Joe Winter of Kansas and Albert Winter of Hillje; sisters, Mathilda Danler of Kansas and Annie Gandy of Ingleside; seven grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren, and one greatgreat grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis A. Popp; brothers, Fred and John Winter; and great-granddaughter, Megan Wendel.
Visitation was Monday at Triska Funeral Home followed by a rosary there. A CDA rosary was held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada.
A Funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, at St. Mary's with the Rev. Anthony Boateng-Mensah officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Mark Wendel, Kevin Tegeler, Bruce Korenek, Terry Supak, Chris Fucik, Stephen Lutringer and John Weston Roades.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Church or Hospice Support Care.
El Camp Leader-News, November 28, 2007
Popp, Mary Theresa (Mendel)
Mrs. Rudolph Popp Buried at Nada
Funeral services were held at the Triska chapel in El Campo at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Rudolph Popp, 61, who died Mar. 19. Burial was in Nada Catholic cemetery with Rev. Edmund J. Bily of St. Mary’s Catholic church of Nada officiating.
Requiem high mass was said at 9 a.m. in the Nada church and rosary was recited Monday night at 7 in the funeral home.
Colorado County Citizen, March 24, 1960, page 5
Popp, Norbert Joseph
Norbert J. Popp
Funeral services were held Monday, April 16 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada for Norbert J. Popp. Mr. Popp passed away suddenly at his borne in Nada. He was a lifetime member of the Nada community.
The body laid In state at Triska Funeral Home In El Campo until Monday evening. Mass and burial were at St. Mary's, in Nada.
Mr. Popp, who was 53 years old at the time of his death, was born February 19, 1933. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Mary Mendel Popp. Two brothers, Ervin and Fred Popp.
Survivors include a sister, Marie Stavinoha of Houston; two brothers, Edgar of Pasadena and Rudy R. Popp of Louise and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews: Craig Popp of La Grange, Harvey Popp of Alta Loma, Russell Popp of Fayetteville, Randy Popp of Fayetteville, Charles Howard of Wharton, Ray Obenhaus of Eagle Lake, Billy Johnson of Katy, and Harvey Stavinoha of Houston.
Colorado County Citizen, April 26, 1984, page 2
Popp, Rudolph Henry
Rites Held For Rudolph Popp, Nada Resident
Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 15 from Triska Chapel in El Campo for Rudolph Henry Popp, 72, a prominent resident of Nada, Texas. A Requiem High Mass followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada at 10 a.m. with Rt. Rev. Bernard F. Popp of San Antonio the celebrant. The Rev. Henry Rolf of Nada and the Rev. Edward Geiser of Eagle Lake assisted. Gerald and Greg Popp of Nada, Craig Popp of Eagle Lake, and Russell Popp of El Campo served as altar boys. He was laid to final rest in Nada Catholic cemetery.
Casket bearers were his nephews Henry Boenisch, Joe L. Popp, Leo G. Popp, Edward Moeller, Albert Popp and Herman Popp.
A rosary was recited in the Triska Chapel on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Popp, a retired farmer, passed away suddenly at his home Sunday evening, September 12. He was born in Nada February 17, 1899. He was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the St. Joseph’s Society and a charter member of the Nada Council of the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by four sons, Edgar of Pasadena, Rudolph of Eagle Lake, Norbert of Nada, and Fred of El Campo; one daughter, Mrs. Harvey (Marie Theresa) Stavinoha of Houston; and eighteen grandchildren; also four brothers, Ferdinand, Frank, John and August of the Nada-Garwood area; four sisters Mary Kubesch of San Antonio, Theresa Boenisch of Garwood, Agnes and Elizabeth Popp of Nada; and a number of other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary in 1960; one son, Erwin in 1968; two brothers Joe and Leo; four sisters Rosie, Millie, Tonie and Anna.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Sept. 23, 1971
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Popp, Unknown infant
Our sincerest sympathy is extended Mr. and Mrs. Fred F. Popp in the death of their five months old baby boy. The little one was ill only a few hours, dying Sunday night at ten o’clock. Interment was made in the Nada Catholic cemetery, Rev. James Marsoliar of Columbus officiating at the funeral which was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Saturday, July 2, 1921
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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Porter, Agnes (Najvar)
Agnes Porter, 58, of Sheridan passed away Oct. 9.
She was born Aug. 31, 1944 in Jourdanton to Thomas David and Annie Albina (Zapalac) Najvar. She married Lawrence Porter of Sheridan. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada and Christian Mothers.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Lawrence Porter of Sheridan; sons and daughters-in-law, Keith and Jacqueline Porter of Katy and L. Scott and Anina Porter of Houston; four grandchildren, Torie, Dayna, Clay and Lawrence Porter; sisters, Betty Richter of San Antonio and Frances Spring of Sheridan; brothers, Ivan Najvar of Victoria, Tommy Najvar of Falls City, Bill Najvar of Kingsville and Jerry Najvar of Big Sandy.
Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada.
Pallbearers were Chris Richter, Mike Michalak Sr., Mike Michalak Jr., Kenneth Najvar, Stephen Najvar and David Najvar.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, PO Box 97, Nada, Tx. 77460.
Colorado County Citizen, October 23, 2002
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Portz, Richard Edwin
Richard Edwin Portz, 65, of Columbus, died Thursday, April 21, 1994, at his residence in Columbus
Born March 6, 1929, in East Orange, NJ, he was the son of Frederick Evans and Jessie Eloise (Oswald) Portz. On April 17, 1957, he married Pauline Eva Herring. He was a U. S. Army veteran, having served from 1950-1952 in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Portz was a retired industrial engineer and had worked as a project manager with Brown and Root Inc.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 24 at the Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Jack Lowrey officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.
Mr. Portz is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Paula and William J. Blakeslee of Houston; step-son Robert V. Owens and wife Cindy of Tomball; brother Frederick E. Portz, Jr. of New Jersey; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 15, 1991; and his parents.
Colorado County Citizen, April 27, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Posada, Maria Del Refugio (Lucio)
Maria Del Refugio Posada
Maria Del Refugio Posada, 41, of Eagle Lake, passed away March 5 in Eagle Lake.
She was born January 29, 1966 in Aguas Calientes, Mexico the daughter of Lorenzo and Maria de Jesus Lucio of Mexico.
Survivors include her husband, Ignacio Posada of Eagle Lake; parents, Lorenzo and Maria de Jesus Lucio of Mexico; four daughters, Beatriz, Misty Ann, Diana and April Posada all of Eagle Lake; three brothers, Salvador, Humberto and Alfredo Lucio all of Mexico; and one sister, Maria del Rosario Lucio of Mexico.
Rosary was recited on Wednesday, March 7 from Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Jose Posada presiding.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. from the Catholic Parish of the Nativity Church in Eagle Lake with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Interment followed in the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.
Eagle Lake Headlight, March 15th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck
Potter, Bruce Allen
Bruce A. Potter, 48, of Columbus passed away Feb. 12 at his residence.
He was born in Columbus Oct. 14, 1954 to R.F. "Bob" and Edith Hester Potter. He was a ranch manager and freelance photographer.
He was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Jeff Potter.
He was survived by his mother; brothers, Dr. R.H. Potter, D.V.M. and wife, Kay, of Columbus, Doug Potter and wife, Dorothy, of Columbus; aunts, Eloise Potter of Columbus, Lucille Collins of Houston, Dorothy Jean Chenault of Conroe, Doris Potter Graham of New Braunsfels; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Feb. 16 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Mark Potter, Les Potter, Matt Potter, Craig Potter, Keith Potter and Bruce Henneke.
Honorary pallbearers were Jared Potter and Robert Potter.
Colorado County Citizen, February 19, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen
Potter, Clarence Henry
Potter Funeral Services
Clarence Henry Potter, 87, of Columbus died Saturday, May 22, 1993. at 4:00 p.m. in the Columbus Community Hospital.
Funeral Services were held under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. May 25, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with burial following in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Father Jessie Euresti, Father Eddie Schoellmann and Reverend Scott Herren officiated.
\Born August 20, 1905 in Nada, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Annie Schoellmann Potter. He and his family moved to Columbus in 1912, when his father assumed the office of Colorado County Treasurer.
On August 9, 1936 he and Marjorie Eloise Hester were married in Weimar.
In the 1920's he was employed by Troxell Motor Company lcoated[sic] in the Stafford Opera House building as an auto parts salesman. He owned and operated Potter's Texaco Service Station from 1929 to 1952. He was a producer of Stafford Opera House dances from 1929 to 1935 and produced the Potter Rodeos in Columbus from 1942 to 1949. He owned and operated Potter's Western Store form[sic] 1965 to 1973. After selling the store to his son Henry in the fall of 1973, he devoted himself to full- time cattle ranching until his death. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed coon hunting during his early years and deer hunting his entire life.
A member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, he was also a life member of the Magnolia Homes Tour and charter member of the Texas Trailriders Association. As a youth he was a member of the first Columbus Boy Scout Troop.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Eloise Potter; son, Joe Potter; son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Pamela Potter; and grandchildren. Charles, Brian and Amanda Potter, all of Columbus; also, a brother, R. F. (Bob) Potter of Columbus; sisters, Henryetta Chamberlain of Arlington, Lucille Collins of Conroe, Dorothy Chenault of Conroe; and numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Albena Wendel; and brothers, Ed, Lester and Jesse.
Pallbearers were nephews, Doug Potter, Dr. R. H. Potter, Steve Potter, Jeff Potter, Bruce Potter, Charles Wendel and Ken Collins. Honorary pallbearers were Walter McNutt, Fred Wallace, Dr. Tom Hancher, Frank Wendel, Lee Briscoe, Bruno Burris, Jerald Knigge, Robin Mitchell and Bill Rutta.
Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus Boy Scout Troop 312 or the charity of choice.
New Ulm Enterprise, June 3, 1993, page 2
Potter, Dorothy (Barrett)
Dorothy Barrett Potter
Dorothy Barrett Potter, 59, of Columbus passed away April 25 in Wharton.
She was born Aug. 11, 1949 in Yoakum to Gordon Thornton and Zella Mae Jaeger Barrett.
She graduated from Columbus High School, and later married Douglas James Potter April 26, 1969.
She was co-owner of Potter Tractor and a lifetime resident of Columbus. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, a life member of Magnolia Homes Tour and the Colorado County Fair Association and a secretary of Texas Antique Tractor Pullers Association.
Her greatest joy was caring for her grandchildren. She had unlimited caring and giving for her family and friends. She always looked forward to her monthly trips to Louisiana with her “gaming girls.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law, Robert F. Potter; and brothers-in-law, Jeff Potter and Bruce Potter.
She is survived by her husband; sons and their families, Craig Potter, his wife Tina and their children, Audrey and Lana Potter, and Keith Potter and wife Jackie and their children, Lynden and Hagen Potter, all of Columbus; mother-in-law, Edith Potter of Columbus; sister, Mary Peters and husband, Clayton of Austin; brother, Charles G. Barrett and wife Sandy of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for today at 10 a.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor J. Paul Bruhn, the Rev. John Koch and DR. R.H. “Bobby” Potter officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Pallbearers scheduled are Clint Barrett, Robert Barrett, Randy Becker, Louis Divin, John Giesenschlag, Joe Wilrodt, Glen Bicknell and Tad Cason.
Colorado County Citizen, April 29,2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington
Potter, Joseph Jefferson
J. J. Potter, Former county Treasurer, Dies
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the Columbus Funeral home for J. J. Potter, 75, who died at his residence south of Columbus yesterday morning at 11 o'clock. He had been in ill health since last December.
Continued services will be in St. Anthony's Catholic church, with Rev. Alex J. Kraus officiating and burial will be in St. Anthony's parish cemetery. Rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 tonight.
Mr. Potter, a native of Hutchinsen, Minn., came to Texas at the age of 14 and settled at Nada. He spent his entire adult life in Colorado county. He was married to Miss Annie Schoellmann of the Nada community Feb. 17, 1903. The couple celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary 2 years ago.
In 1912, the Potters moved to Columbus and Mr. Potter entered county politics. He served as treasurer for 15 years.
Survivors are his widow; 5 sons, C. H. Ed., Robert, Jesse and Lester, all of Columbus, and 4 daughters, Mrs. A. C. Wendel, Richmond, Mrs. Henrietta Chamberlain and Mrs. Denver Schilling, Columbus and Mrs. Buford Collins, Splendora.
Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 1955
Potter, Marjorie Eloise (Hester)
Marjorie Eloise Hester Potter, 94, of Columbus, passed away June 13 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.
She was born Nov. 2, 1912, to Lavo and Jettie McCane Hester at home on the Hester Ranch south of Columbus.
She graduated from Columbus High School in 1931 and attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos and Durham Business College in Houston.
She married Clarence Henry Potter of Columbus on Aug. 9, 1936 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar. He preceded her in death May 22, 1993. Following their marriage, she joined her husband in operating Potter's Texaco Service Station in Columbus, until they sold it to Walter McNutt in 1952. They also produced the Potter Rodeos in Columbus from 1942 to 1949. They engaged in cattle ranching during their entire 57 years of marriage. Her son Joe maintained the cattle business for her up to the time of her death. They established Potter's Western Store in 1965 and operated it until 1973 when they sold it to their son Henry and his wife Pamela.
Deer hunting was among their favorite pastimes, and she was still hunting with her grandsons past the age of 80.
She and her husband were charter members of the Texas Trail Riders Association organized in 1955. They enjoyed riding with members of the Elbert Tait family to the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo every February for many years. During their retirement, they traveled extensively at home and abroad, and were members of several local dance clubs.
Eloise, or "Pee Wee", as she was affectionately called by her friends, was an avid card player and member of a bridge foursome that played together for over 50 years. She also enjoyed her role as a homemaker. A jar of her homemade dill pickles captured the Grand Champion rosette at the 1986 Colorado County Fair.
She was a lifetime and fourth generation member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus and a member of United Methodist Women. She was a member of Shropshire Upton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy with the distinction of being a real granddaughter, since both her maternal and paternal grandfathers served in the War Between the States. She was a life member of the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust and a Stafford Opera House sponsor.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a sister Margaret Hester Schumacher.
She is survived by her sons Clarence Henry Potter Jr. and wife Pamela Morris Potter and Joe Hester Potter, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Charles Henry Potter of San Antonio, Brian Morris Potter of Houston and Amanda Arcade Potter Williams and husband Robert David Williams of Cypress; sister Edith Hester Potter of Columbus; sister-in-law Dorothy Potter Chenault of Bellville; four nephews, seven nieces, numerous great nephews and nieces, cousins and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted at First United Methodist Church in Columbus Sunday, June 17, at 2 p.m. under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus. Her great nephew the Rev. John Koch of Harmony Hill Baptist Church in Lufkin and the Rev. Mel Hazelwood of First United Methodist Church in La Grange officiated. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Doug Potter, Dave McCane, Bob Tait, Leslie Heinsohn, Al McNutt, Fritz Willms, Tom Stallman and Stuart Hill.
Honorary pallbearers were John Hollis Massey, Dr. R.H. Potter, Stafford Parks, John Clinton Hoyt, Steve Potter, Ken Collins, Joe Hanak, Virgil Thompson, Tim McNutt, Steven Meinecke, Stephen Draper, Pet Crawford, Dr. Tom Hancher and Bill Rutta.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Columbus, the Columbus Community Hospital or charity of the donor's choice.
Colorado County Citizen, June 27, 2007
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Pouncey, Eula (Gonzales)
Mrs. Pouncey Passes Away
Rites held Sat.
Friends throughout the area were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Otis . . . Pouncey which came suddenly last Thursday. February 3rd at 11:00 o’clock in the morning. She became ill that morning and was taken to the Eagle Lake Community Hospital where she succumbed of a heart attack. Funeral services were held from the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:10 p.m. Sat. Feb 5th 1977 followed by interment in the Myrtle Cemetery near Rock Island. The Rev. George Welsch, Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake officiated. Casket bearers were Fred Grahmann of Rock Island, Ted Brunner of Eagle lake, Herman Trammell and B. F. Turner of Garwood, Richard Heffley and Ralph Meadows of Columbus. Mrs. Pouncey was born March 23, I902 in Jim Hogg County, Texas. Her parents were Elizabeth and James Gonzales. Most of her life was spent in the Eagle Lake and Rock Island area. Surviving are her husband, Otis Pouncey of Rock Island; three sisters, Mesdames Laura loveless, Alice Harris and Elizabeth Saunders, all of Corpus Christi: and other relatives and friends She was a faithful member of the Episcopal Church and was active in many community affairs. Mrs. Pouncey numbered her friends by her acquaintances and she always had a cheery word for everyone. She shall be missed dearly by all who came to know her.
Eagle Lake Headlight, February 10, 1977
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Pouncey, Otis M.
Otis Pouncey, a prominent rancher in this county for many years, succumbed to a lengthy illness at the Heritage House shortly after 2:00 p.m. last Saturday, October 15th. He had been in ill health for some eight months. Last rites were held from the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 18th with the Rev. George Welsch, rector of Christ Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment was in the Myrtle Cemetery near Rock Island. Serving as pallbearers were: Jim H. Clipson, Herman Trammell, Ted Brunner, Ralph Meadows, Roy Heffley and Fred Grahmann. Mr. Pouncey was born October 18, 1902 in Dilley, Texas, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Pouncey. He and Eula Gonzales were united in marriage and spent most of their married lives in the Eagle Lake, Garwood and Rock Island communities. She preceded him in death on February 3rd of this year. Mr. Pouncey was for a number of years associated with the El Campo Production Credit Association through its branch office here and was active in other agricultural organizations. He was a prominent rancher and was employed by the T Cattle Company at Garwood and Meadows Mill and Grain at Columbus at various times. While working here, Mr. Pouncey was active in community activities and was a past president of the Eagle Lake Rotary Club and was active in the Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Floy Dew of Arkadelphia, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews. Members of the area Hereford Breeders Association in which Mr. Pouncey was very active for many years, were named as honorary pallbearers. His passing brought great sadness to his many friends in the area and he shall be remembered for his kind, soft spoken manner which won him the friendship of every acquaintance.
Eagle Lake Headlight, October 20, 1977
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Powell, Cora (Mayes)
Funeral for Cora, Powell Held Feb. 11
Funeral services for Cora Powell, 100, of Rock Island were held Sunday, Feb. 11, from Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with burial in Myrtle Cemetery at Rock Island. Brother Mike Rod, Brother Bill Clanton and Brother Orval Roberts officiated.
Mrs. Powell, a lifelong resident of the Rock Island area, died. Feb. 9, in River Oaks Nursing Horne at Columbus, where she had lived for a year.
Born Aug. 23, 1889, in the Cheetham community, she was a daughter of W. L. Mayes, Sr. and Lucy (Scott) Mayes. She was married to Robert W. Powell on April 28, 1909. He died Dec l4, 1961. Mrs. Powell was a member of Rock Island Baptist Church.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Ruby and Ralph Williams of Rock Island; three grandchildren, Marilyn Jones and husband Bob, Beverly Lott and husband John; and Leland Williams; three great-grandchildren, Christine and Jeremy Jones and Lauren Lott; two sisters, Mrs. Nannie Strunk of Weimar, and Mrs. Ruby Willmann of El Campo; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Hertha Mayes of Rock island.
Pallbearers for the services were Trey Brown, W. L Mayes III, Billy Mayes, Robert Means, Elmer Holm and Billy Strunk
Weimar Mercury, February 22. 1990, page 11
Powell, George William
Cullings from Cheetham
Mr. Geo. W. Powell died last Monday morning at 2 o’clock after a long and painful illness. Mr. Powell had resided at his home near here about fourteen years,and was known and respected by everybody. He moved from near Weimar to his present home before the town of Rock Island was in existence. About two weeks ago he was taken sick and all that medical skill and loving care and attention could do to alieviate his suffering was done, but to no avail. His mortal remains were tenderly laid to rest in Myrtle cemetery last Monday evening. Rev. Armstrong of Eagle Lake performing the last sad rites. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1907, page 8
In common with his many friends in this county the Citizen regrets to hear of the death of Mr. Geo. Powell of Rock Island, which occurred last Monday morning at 2:20. He formerly resided between Oakland and Weimar in this county, and was well known, esteemed and respected among those best acquainted with him, showing he was a good man and a good citizen. His widow and a large family of children survive him to mourn the loss of a loving, indulgent husband and father. The remains were committed to earth at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. J. B. Armstrong officiating. To the bereaved ones the Citizen extends sorrowful sympathy.Columbus Citizen
Hallettsville Herald, April 11, 1907, page 5
Uncle Jimmy Powell was buried at Cheetham Cemetery Monday. Mr. Powell had been ill for some time and passed away on Sunday. Rev. Graham was here to take charge of the funeral
Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 1925
Contributed by Regena Williamson
“Aunt Kissey” Powell, one of he oldest and best colored women of this community, died Saturday, aged 52 years. She was a good christian woman, and possessed a large circle of friends among the white people, as well as those of her own race. The funeral was largely attended, and conducted by Rev. J. W. Ballard, pastor of the A. M. E. church. [Place of burial unknown]
Weimar Mercury, August 18. 1894,page 2
Powell, Lizzie Lou
Funeral services for Miss Lizzie Powell were held here Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of her brother. Robert Powell, with interment in the Myrtle cemetery, services were conducted by Rev. G.L Johnson of this place. Miss Powell died Wednesday in San Antonio after a short illness. Miss Powell was thirty-six years of age; and had been living in San Antonio for the past ten years. She is survived by her mother and five sisters. Mrs. Ida Homier of Christine, Mrs. Beatrice Young of, Marfa, Mrs. Alice Glaze of El Campo, Mrs. Lilly Kerr of El Dorado and Mrs. Callie Lynch of Houston and four brothers, Walter of El Dorado and Robert, Tom and George of this place. All were present at the funeral services except Mrs. Lilly Kerr, who had just recently visited here.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 16, 1930
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Powell, Louisa F. (Hoegemeyer)
Mrs. Louisa Powell
The death of Mrs. Louisa F. Powell occurred at her home in Rock Island yesterday morning, following a stroke of paralysis suffered last Saturday. Funeral services were held at Rock Island yesterday afternoon at four, and burial effected at Myrtle Cemetery in that town.
Mrs. Powell was a long time resident of the Rock Island section and was well known and loved by a large number. She was 75 years of age at death.
She is survived by four brothers, Henry Hoegemeyer of Yoakum and Charles, Gus and Willie Hoegemeyer of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. John Oncken of Weimar, three sons, Robert of Rock Island, Walter of Eldorado and George of Ozona, and four daughters, Mrs. Henry Homeier of Pleasanton, Mrs. Will Glaze of El Campo, Mrs. Henry Dahse of Poteet, Mrs. Ed. Kerr of Eldorado and Mrs. J. W. Lynch of Houston. Her husband preceded her to the grave some fifteen years ago.
She was an aunt of O. G. and Frank F. Hoegemeyer of this city.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.
Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 1935
Powell, Pocahontas (Davis)
La Grippe has been putting in good time in our community during the past three weeks. Nearly every one has or has had a sore throat and cough. Those who have escaped may be thankful.
Mrs. Poco Powell has a severe case of pneumonia, and at the present writing is very low. We . . . that she may recover.
Miss Parylee Neuman of Weatherford who has been visiting her [. . . ], Mrs. Poco Powell, for the last two months is very sick. Her [mothe]r (?) and sister came Sunday evening in answer to a telegram saying that Miss Parylee was not expected to live. We are glad to [report] her improving.
At 2 o’clock Wednesday evening, Mrs. Poco Powell breathed her last upon this earth The remains were interred in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery at Columbus Thursday evening at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Powell was a noble christian woman, and consistent member of the Methodist church. We have the blessed assurance that her soul has winged its flight to a brighter and happier world, where there is neither sorrow nor care. To the heartbroken relatives and friends, we ask you to remember the comforting words of the blessed Master: “She is not dead, but sleepeth.” She has gone ”Out of the shadows of sadness,
Into the sunshine of gladness,
Into the light of the blest;
Out of a land very dreary,
Out of the the world very weary,
Into the rapture of rest,
Where there’s a Father to love her
To her home--Sweet Home.”
Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1899. page 1
Contributed by Judy Talkington
Powell, Robert West
Robert W. Powell, 78, Buried At Rock Island
Funeral services for Robert West Powell, 78-year-old retired rancher of the Rock Island area, were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church, Rock Island, with burial in Myrtle Cemetery there.
The Rev. L. W. Crouch and the Rev. McGuire officiated.
Mr. Powell died at 4 p.m. Dec. 14 at his home, after a long illness. He was the husband of the former Miss Cora Lee Mayes, whom he married at Cheatham April 38, 1909. A daughter, Mrs. Ruby Mayes of Rock Island, three grandchildren and several sisters and brothers also survive.
Born March 1, 1883, near Altair, the son of George and Louisa Hoegemeyer Powell, he spent his entire lifetime in this county.
Weimar Mercury, December 21, 1961, page 10
Powell, Thomas William
Mr. T. W. Powell
The body of T. W. Powell of Rock Island was laid to rest in the Rock Island Cemetery on Saturday afternoon of last week. The funeral services were conducted from the Baptist Church of Rock Island by the Columbus pastor. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the service and followed the body to its final resting place.
Tom, as he was called by his friends, was born March 31, 1887; and died in San Antonio, March 6 of this year. He was well loved by all who knew him, and was a good neighbor and a good citizen. He is survived by his wife; one son William Robert; his mother, Mrs. L. F. Powell of Rock Island; three brothers: R. W. Powell of Rock Island, W. G. Powell of El Dorado and G. W. Powell of Sonora; and five sisters: Mrs. H. H. Homeier of Christine, Mrs. C. R. Young of Houston, Mrs. T. W. Glaze of El Campo, Mrs. Ed Kerr of El Dorado and Mrs. W. C. Lynch of Houston.
Colorado County Citizen, March 12, 1931, page 16
Powell, William Robert "Billie"
William Robert "Billie" Powell, 84, of Rock Island, passed away March 12 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 28, 1917 in Rock Island to Thomas William and Cornelia (Hooper) Powell and married Ordell Oppermann on April 5, 1942. He spent most of his life in Rock Island where he did ranch and farm work for various farmers and was a member of the Rock Island Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife Ordell Powell of Rock Island; daughter, Elizabeth Powell Newman Conard of Columbus; sister and brother-in-law, Earlene and Dan Blenis of Huntsville, Ala.; grandchildren, Terry Newman of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kerry Pflughaupt and husband Craig of Frelsburg; and great-grandchildren, Luke, Blake, Troy and Jamie Pflughaupt.
Funeral services were conducted March 15 at Rock Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Gregory officiating. Interment followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.
Pallbearers were Billy Mayes, Lonnie Owers, Larry Popp, Norman Hooper, Bob Raley and Billy Ray Krenek.
Colorado County Citizen, March 20, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen
MRS. POWERS DEAD
Mrs. Augusta Powers, who has been for a long time a sufferer from dropsy, and whose condition gradually grew worse until finally the last summons came at 7:20 last night and separated her soul from the casement of clay of this noble lady and carried it home to God in glory who gave it.
Mrs. Powers was 54 years of age, having been born in Colorado County in 1844, and lived in that immediate section until a few years ago, when she came to Yoakum to make her home with her sister Mrs. John Frels.
The funeral cortege was followed to the city cemetery this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, by the large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives who there interred all that remained mortal of Mrs. Augusta Powers. The HERALD extends its sincere sympathy to her bereaved friends and relatives.
[Interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Yoakum, Texas ( b. 8-12-1855; d. 10-30-1908)]
Yoakum Weekly Herald, October 29, 1908
Submitted by Carla Ratcliff
Powers, Frances Louise (Clark)
Frances L. Powers
Funeral services for Frances Louise Powers, 63, of Eagle Lake were held Saturday morning from the First Baptist Church. Rev. M. J. Sibley officiated.
Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Powers died Dec. 31, 1981 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Feb. 2, 1918 in Troy, Texas, the daughter of Louis Olon and Elma Hill Clark. She married Paul Powers on March 28, 1942 in Temple and moved to Eagle Lake that same year.
Mrs. Powers was a retired school teacher in the East Bernard and Eagle Lake school systems.
She, was a member of the Eagle Lake Study Club, the Garden Club and the First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Powers is survived by her husband Paul Powers of., Eagle Lake; her mother, Elma Clark of Eagle Lake; three sons, Lanny and his wife Claudette, Clark and his wife Vicki and Scot and his wife Debbie, all of Eagle Lake; one
brother, M. A. Clark of Houston; and five grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, January 7, 1982, page 2
Powers, Lauralynne (Shirley)
Lauralynne Shirley Powers, 83, of Eagle Lake, passed away July 7, at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.
She was born Dec. 14, 1920 in Durant, Okla. to Edward Hiram and Zora (James) Shirley and has had been a resident of Eagle Lake most all her life. She was a 1938 graduate of Eagle Lake High School and attended Texas State College for Women in Denton. She was a member of the Garden Club as well as other civic groups in Eagle Lake and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Gerald and Edward H. Shirley Jr.
She is survived by her husband, Orville W. Powers of Eagle Lake; children, Lynda Adams and husband, Jerry of Galveston, Suzanne Seals and husband, Jim of Worthington, Ohio, Jerry Powers and Greg Kile of Austin; grandchildren, Chris Adams, Dana Pagano and husband, Tony, Scott Seals and wife, Renee, Judd Seals and wife, Elaine; and great-grandchildren, Jaclyn Seals and Dylan Seals.
Funeral services were conducted July 10, from the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake with the Rev. Chris Thacker, officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were Ed Shirley, Chris Adams, Scott and Judd Seals, Tony Pagano, Greg Kile and James Paul Welch.
Honorary pallbearers were Lanny, Clark and Scott Powers, Hugh D. Sheridan, Donald Obenhaus, Robert Griffith, James Clipson Jr., J.K. and Frank Davidson, Charles Spalinger, Gene Brown and Glen Raash.
Memorials be made to FBC, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434. .
Colorado County Citizen, July 14, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen
Powers, Nettie Mae
Two Funerals Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Emil (Mary) Shumbera of Weimar and Mrs. E. H. Powers of Bay City were held here Saturday.
Mrs. Powers was buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery after morning services in Hubbard Funeral Home and at St. Michael’s Church.
Mrs Shumbera’s furneral was at 2:30 p.m. at the funral home with interment in Masonic Cemetery.
Further details were not availabel for this issue.
Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1964
Powers, Orville Wright
Orville Wright Powers
Orville Wright Powers, 92, of Eagle Lake, died on May 3, at Eagle Lake Rice Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Peyton and Roberta Wright Powers, his loving wife of 63 years, Lauralynne Shirley Powers, his sisters, Ruth Powers Clipson and Catherine Powers Coffin Clipson, and brother, Arthur Paul Powers.
Orville was a life-long resident of the area, having been born on August 26, 1914, in Chesterville.
He spent all his school days in the Eagle Lake Public Schools, graduating in 1933 from the same high school as his three children graduated in the 1960s.
He began his career at the Frank Stephens Company in Eagle Lake until he was able to attend Texas A and M University during the depression years.
After only one year, finances forced him to leave the University and resume his career, returning to the Frank Stephens operation for a time, then with the Kraft Cheese Company in Houston until 1938 when he returned home to work in the First National Bank of Eagle Lake.
Too soon after his marriage to Lynne in 1941, he was drafted into the United States Army Air Corp, and immediately left in the spring of 1942 to begin his training. He served for two years in England, from June 1943 to August 1945, with the 8th Air Force, 2nd Division, 389th Bomb Group, as a mechanic for B-24 airplanes that made routine flights over Europe. He very proudly served his country and made life-long friends during those years.
Upon his return to Eagle Lake at the end of the war, he went into rice farming with his father and brother.
This period was a time of radical change in farming methods, switching from mules to tractors. Orville's mechanical training and mechanical aptitude stood him in good stead and he and Paul eventually formed a 35-year partnership as Powers Brothers.
Orville Powers was a loving husband and father, a true and loyal friend, a devoted and generous Deacon and member of First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. His impeccable character and his strong work ethic have been examples for his children and their spouses, shared with his grandchildren, and hopefully will be passed on as his legacy to his great-grandchildren.
Survivors are children, Lynda Adams and husband, Jerry, Galveston, Suzanne Seals and husband, Jim, Worthington, Ohio, Gerald Powers and Life Partner, Greg Kile of San Angelo; grandchildren, Christopher Adams, Dana Pagano and husband, Tony, Scott Seals and wife Renee, Judd Seals and wife, Elaine; great grandchildren, Jaclyn, Dylan and Peyton Seals; nieces, nephews other relatives and loved ones.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 7, at First Baptist Church, with Reverend Chris Thacker, former minister of First Baptist, officiating. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
For those desiring to remember Orville, the family has requested memorials be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434, the Rice Medical Center, P.O.Box 277, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 or any charity of choice.
Pallbearers were Lanny Powers, Clark Powers, Scott Powers, Greg Kile, Tony Pagano, Ed Shirley, and James Paul Welch. Honorary Pallbearers: Hugh D. Sheridan, Robert Griffith, James Clipson, Jr., J. K. Davidson, Frank Davidson, and Gene Brown.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, May 14, 2007
Paul Powers, 85, of Eagle Lake, passed away Friday, Aug. 6, at the Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston following a brief illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Colorado County, he was born on June 6, 1919, in Rock Island, to Arthur Peyton and Roberta (Wright) Powers. He graduated from Eagle Lake High School in 1937 and led a career in agriculture, farming rice and raising cattle. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon. He also served as a trustee for Eagle Lake ISD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruth Powers Clipson and Katherine Powers Coffin Clipson; first wife, Frances Clark Powers and second wife, Johnnie Schnurpel Powers; and sister-in-law, Lauralynne Powers.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Lanny and Claudette Powers and Scott and Debbie Powers all of Corsicana, and Clark and Vicki Powers of Eagle Lake; brother, Orville W. Powers of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Patrick Powers and wife, Haven, Lanette Stewart and husband, Brent, all of Corsicana, Peyton Powers of Miami, Fla., Kimberly Wilkens and husband, Mike of Gibbon, NE, Timothy Powers and wife, Elizabeth of Waco, Andrew Powers of Eagle Lake, Kristen, Candace and Jeremy Powers all of Corsicana; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Aug. 8, from the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Chris Thacker, officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
Pallbearers were Patrick Powers, Peyton Powers, Jeremy Powers, Andrew Powers, Timothy Powers, Brent Stewart and Mike Wilkens. Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of First Baptist Church and Chad Sunderman.
Memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.
Colorado County Citizen, August 11, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen
DISTRESSING AND FATAL ACCIDENT.--About 1 o’clock last Sunday morning, Mr. Henry Byars, being invited by Mr. W. A. Binkley to the latter’s room, went in, and the two were making preparations to get on the east-bound train. While there Henry commenced flourishing his pistol in a reckless manner, thinking it was unloaded, when it exploded, the ball taking effect in the ankle of both legs of Mr. Sam Powers, an engineer, who was rooming with Binkley, and lying on the bed. Powers had warned them about the pistol, but was told it was not loaded, The bones of one leg were so badly fractured that it was amputated Sunday evening and one bone of the other leg taken out. Powers died Monday evening. The parties had all been drinking, and were on good terms. Both young men deplore the accident, for which there is no possible atonement. It will be a source of regret to them all their lives. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, March 6, 1884
Pratka, Adela (Marak)
Former Weimar Lady Buried Here Sunday
News was received here the past week end of the death of Mrs. Adela Pratka, beloved wife of Mr. Louis H. Pratka of Needville. The remains were brought here for interment, burial taking place in St. Michael's Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.
We understand Mrs. Pratka died in a hospital, following a recent operation and ill health lasting over a period of several months.
She was formerly Miss Adela Marak of Oakland. She is survived by her husband and six children. She was united in marriage to Mr. Pratka in 1913. The family lived in this section for a number of years, moving to Needville some eight or ten years ago. She underwent a severe operation two months ago, since which time she declined rapidly until the end came.
Mrs. Pratka was beloved by all who knew her. A model wife and mother, a splendid friend and neighbor, she endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. Her death is deeply and. sincerely regretted by many old time friends of this section.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury June 29, 1934, page 1
Pratka, Richard Evan
Richard Pratka Funeral Services Held Oct. 7
Richard Evan Pratka, 82, of Woodstock, Ill., died Oct. 2 at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock, Ill. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Rev. Royce Hughes officiating. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]
Mr. Pratka was born March 26, 1921 in Weimar to Louis and Adella Marak Pratka.
He attended Kansas City School of Watchmaking in 1946 and was a jeweler.
He served in the United States Army during World War II and in Korea.
Mr. Pratka is survived by daughter, Jan Thornton of Woodstock, Ill; son, Philip Pratka of Ohio; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by brother, Lawrence Pratka of Vancouver, Wash.; and two sisters, Della Hollas of Bryan, and Dorothy Tesch of Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
The Weimar Mercury, October 16, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck
Pratt, Rev. Hannibal
Pratt, Rev. Hannibal, Columbus, Texas, Dec. 11th, 1857, a. 30. Mr. Pratt was a native on Tinmouth, Vt. Where he spent the first seventeen years of his life. In 1844 he removed to Matagorda, Texas, remaining till Sept. 1848, when he entered the Freshman class of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. At the beginning of his senior year, 1851, he was compelled by ill health to lay down his books and return to Texas. He was ordained Deacon by Bishop Freeman in 1854, at St. Paul’s College, of which he was one year Rector, and priest in the following year. [interred in Wright Cemetery]
Unidentified clipping transcribed by David Hahn
Pratt, Kashara Monette
Kashara Monette Pratt
Kashara Monette Pratt was born in Garwood to Inez L. and Robert T. Pratt. She was the third of eight children.
"Sweet Pea" as she was affectionately called, attended school at Garwood Elementary School. She attended Rice High School and graduated in the class of 1981.
She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized by the Rev. E.H. Hinton and became a member of New Hope Baptist Church. She later in life became a member of Greater Rising Star Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Truman Scott.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Inez; sisters, Lonetha, Belinda, Patricia, Cassandra; brother, Harold; and grandparents.
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving daughter, Chianti De'Nasha Pratt; a wonderful son, Jon'Trell O'Neal Pratt; father, Robert Pratt; sister, Latanya Black; brothers, Jolious, Robert Romell, Orelando, Xavier, Lothario, Devrick, Dar'Keith, David and Marion.
God sisters, Ethel Shorter, Kimberly Daniels, Pricilla Dabney, and Tracey Singleton; special aunt, Cora Pimpleton; and special nephews, Masion Pratt and Audrey Carter, Jr.; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-laws and many, many wonderful friends and co-workers.
Home going service was held Saturday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Wicks officiating. Interment followed at William Paradise Cemetery in Garwood. Arrangements entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Twaymon Boone, Audrey Carter, Sr., Daryl Axel, Kenneth Johnson, Andres Cruz and Clyde Jessie, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were the Class of 1981 and Deacons of Greater Rising Star Baptist Church.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, April 3, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck
Prause, Alvin William
Alvin Prause, Hill Bank VP, Dead at 60
Alvin Prause, vice president and cashier of Hill Bank & Trust Co., where he was employed for 29 years, died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, January 6, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, ending a two-month illness.
Prause, a World War II veteran, had lived in Weimar since 1950, when he came to manage the Piggly Wiggly grocery Store. He was active in many areas here over the years.
Alvin William Prause was born January 17, 1925, at Yoakum, a son of Hubert and Pauline (Busse) Prause. He attended Yoakum schools and married Lorene Leist at Yoakum on January 29, 1948, after returning from war service.
He served in the U.$. Army from July 20, 1944, until October 25, 1945, including European, African, and Middle Eastern service.
A member of Weimar United Church of Christ, he served as treasurer and president of the UCC Churchmen’s Brotherhood. He was a former commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5875, was associated for several years with the Little League baseball program, including a time as manager, and was announcer for the town baseball team. He was on the board of directors of Hochheim Prairie Mutual Insurance Assoc. and was a past director of the Weimar Chamber of Commerce. He had served as treasurer of the local Salvation Army unit, a. United Fund director, and on the UCC Church council. He was a member, of the South Central Texas Oldtimers' Baseball Hall of Fame.
Funeral services were held Tuesday. January 7. from Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Ernest S Dean Jr. officiated. Pallbearers were Edwin Koehn, Edgar Kainer, Adolph Janecka, Daniel Ulbricht, John Hajovsky, and Ewald Friedrich Sr. Designated as honorary pallbearers were fellow VFW members. Hill Bank directors and employees, and directors of Hochheim Prairie Mutual Insurance Assoc.
Prause's wife survives him, along with his son and daughter-in-law. Alvin H. and Yvonne Prause of College Station, daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and John Rouse of Fredericksburg and Patricia and Ronnie O’Neal of Huntsville; five grandchildren, Scott and David Rouse, Nikky, Chris and Jenny Prause; two brothers. Gilbert and Ellman Prause of Yoakum; one sister, Rena Orsak of Edna; and numerous nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death.
Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1986, pages 1 and 14
PROFESOR[SIC] PRAUSE DEAD
Columbus, Texas, June 15.--Arnold Prause, Sr., 80 years old, a prominent citizen of this county, died at his residence east of town Wednesday morning and the burial took place Thursday near his home. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. rudolph Uhlig of Bernardo, and five sons, Ben and Gus of Bernardo, Arnold of La Grange and George Prause of Hamilton County, Texas. [Interment in Prause Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1918, page 3
Prause, Clemons Lavo "Buddy"
Clemons Lavo “Buddy” Prause, 83, of Columbus died Sunday, Feb. 13, in Houston.
Buddy was born in Crescent, to Clemons and Almuth Hill Prause on Aug. 27, 1927. He attended Crescent School in Wharton County graduating in 1944. He served in the army in Japan with the 7th Calvary division. He was former owner of Prause Paving and was a rancher.
Buddy was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cat Spring, on June 8, 1930. He married Barbara Leenen on April 28, 1951 in Columbus. He was a member of Columbus Masonic Lodge 68, Weimar Masonic Lodge 423 and a Golden Trowel recipient, American Legion Post 383, V.F.W. Post 6113, Scottish Rite, Arabia Temple Shriners, Texas German Society and Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one brother. Robert Prause.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Prause of Columbus; daughter, Reva Prause West of Wimberly; sons, Russell Prause and wife Sheila of Columbus, Wade Prause and wife Phoebe, Shelly Prause and wife Jennifer all of Columbus; nine grandchildren, Jason Gassmann, Kaley Gassmann, Brandy Alonzo and husband Javier, Rachel Prause, Dave Prause, Erin Prause, Brant Prause, Tony Royal and Kristan Royal-Smith; six great-grandchildren, Jayden Gamez, Kyle Gassmann, Cameron Jones, Jordan and Taylor Alonzo and Lana Royal; sister, Jacquelyn Rea of South Houston; and brother, Preston Prause of Columbus.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Masonic Funeral Rites will follow at 2 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Columbus and Weimar Masonic Lodges.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital, 6977 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030-3701.
Colorado County Citizen, Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Dan Prause of Columbus, passed away at Columbus Community Hospital on July 10, 2002 following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1931, in Frelsburg, to Minnie (Krenek) and Milam Prause. He attended Zimmerscheidt Elementary School through grade seven and then graduated from Columbus High School in 1949. During his high school days, he was very active in the Future Farmers of America and sports, especially football.
Immediately after graduation, Dan began working at the Texas Highway Department in Columbus. In 1951 he was drafted into the U.S. Army. After being honorably discharged in 1953, he returned to work at the Texas Highway Department and served four years in the Texas National Guard Reserve.
Dan and Mary Ellen Schindler were united in marriage on Nov. 30, 1957 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus. Their son, Ty Prause, was born May 16, 1963.
Dan started his career in the steel business in 1959 when he, along with his father-in-law, Howard Schindler and Howard's brothers built and managed Amco Mesh & Wire Company in Houston, and Schindler Brothers Steel Company in Sealy.
On weekends from 1963 to 1981, Dan, Mary Ellen and Ty operated the Columbus Horse Racing Track located a couple of miles east of Columbus (formerly known as The Columbus Quarter Horse Performance Association).
After 1981 Dan and his family opened and operated Augie's B.B.Q. (a wholesale B.B.Q. and meat packing plant), Augie's Convenience Store and Service Station on Interstate 10 just east of Columbus and Top Gun Pest Control Company.
Throughout his life, Dan was actively involved in ranching. Not only was Dan a loving husband and father, he was also a devout Christian. He was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church at Frelsburg throughout his youth, a member of St. Roch's Catholic Church at Mentz, Texas, from 1959 to 1999 and a member and parishioner of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus from 1999 until his death. Dan was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus and was a Charter Member of the St. Roch's chapter.
Dan was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister, Joyce Duge and brother-in-law, Jerry Zatopek.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Ellen, son and daughter-in-law, Ty and Julie Prause; sister, Grace Zatopek of Columbus, sister and brother-in-law, Laverne and Jessie Michalk of Panama City, Fla.; brother-in-law and wife, James and Janet Duge of Victoria; mother-in-law, Adell Schindler of Columbus; brother-in-law, Billy Joe Schindler of Columbus; treasured friends Welo Alonso and Uriel (Pancho) Espitia; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Dan will be remembered as a person of great integrity who loved his God, his family and his friends.
A parish and K of C Rosary was led by Fr. Dan Kalich and Deacon Bennie Holesovsky at Henneke Funeral Home at 7 p.m. on July 11, and a Catholic Mass was held for Dan on July 12 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus with Fr. Dan Kalich officiating and Deacon Bennie Holesovsky assisting.
Pallbearers were Dan's nieces and nephews, Fritzi Kulhanek, Mike Kulhanek, Vaune Yeager, Kyle Duge, Keith Michalk, Dawn Hurley, Pam Michalk and James Schindler. Also dear friends, Joe Hanak, Eddie Schindler, Dr. Cecil Marburger, Dittman Harrison, Bub Baumgart, James Hodde, Wade Gibson, John Gibson, Uriel Espitia, Rafael Locken and Juan Habib.
Altar servers were great niece Erin Hurley and great nephew Briggs Hurley.
Gift bearers were great niece LaNae Yeager and great nephews Kirk Yeager and Casey Kulhanek.
Entombment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorials in honor of Dan may be sent to St. Anthony's Catholic School Building Fund, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 1602 Bowie Street, Columbus, TX 78934.
Colorado County Citizen, July 17, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen
Prause, Maeola Jean (Livingston)
Maeola Jean Prause, 68, of Columbus, passed away July 11 at her home.
She was born July 10, 1939 in Roscoe to David and Maeola Livingston. She worked as a homemaker. When she was young, she was a "tomboy" who loved to dig up lizards and snakes and later loved to sing, paint, listen to old classic country and western songs.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Rose Gaines.
She is survived by her husband, Preston Prause, of Columbus; daughter, Lorra Ann Prause, of Columbus; sons and daughter-in-laws, Paul Anthony and Diana Prause, of Schulenburg and Phillip Andrew and Cynthia Prause, of New Ulm; sisters, Doris Jordan, of Lisbon Falls, Maine and Judy Dahman, of Snowhomish, Washington; grandchildren, Jessica Rochelle and Daniel Preston Prause.
Funeral services were July 14 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg with Rev. Bill Mosley officiating. Interment followed at the church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Clyde Heinsohn, Russell, Wade, and Shelley Prause, Scott Schobel and Kerry Rea.
Memorials may be made to the church, 2187 FM 109.
Colorado County Citizen, July 18, 2007
Courtesy the Citizen
Prause, Milam A.
Funeral services for Milam Prause, retired farmer and rancher and a former Colorado County commissioner, were held Monday from Henneke Funeral Home with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg. The Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home.
Mr. Prause passed away Jan. 31 at his home.
Son of the late Rudolph and Otilia Fowler Prause, he was born Oct. 3, 1897 at Bernardo. He was united in marriage with Minnie Cranek Nov. 25, 1924. He was a lifetime resident of this county.
Survivors include his wife, Minnie Prause of Frelsburg; 3 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Grace) Zatopek of Columbus, Mrs. James (Joyce) Duge of Victoria, and Mrs. Jessie (Laverne) Michalk of Temple; one son, Dan Prause of Columbus; one brother, J. L. Prause of' Valley Mills; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Erwin Cloat, Raymond Krueger, Raymond Dvorak, Dean Venghaus, Howard Schindler, Willie Ruhmann, Russell Leyendecker, Edgar Heinsohn, Lester Weishuhn and LeRoy Stein.
Colorado County Citizen, February 5, 1976, page 2
Prause, Minnie (Cranek)
Funeral services for Mrs. Milam (Minnie) Prause of Columbus were held Oct. 13 from Henneke Chapel with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.
The Rev. Werner Bokholt officiated at the services and burial was in the church cemetery. Rosary was recited Tuesday at Henneke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Prause, a lifetime resident of this community was born in Frelsburg, Jan. 13, 1903 a daughter of Henry P. and Willehemina Geistman Cranek Sr. She and Milam Prause were married Nov. 25, 1924 and he preceded her in death Jan. 31 of this year. She was a member of the Altar Society and Council of Catholic Women.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Grace) Zatopek of Columbus, Mrs. James (Joyce) Duge of Victoria and Mrs. Jessie (Laverne) Michalk of Temple; one son, Dan Prause of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Annie Wendel of El Campo; 4 brothers, Louie Cranek Sr. of Garwood, Edward and W. L. (Bill) Cranek of Needville and Henry Cranek of Frelsburg; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Erwin Cloat, Raymond Krueger, Raymond Dvorak, Dean Venghaus, Howard Schindler, Willie Ruhmann, Russell Leyendecker, Edgar Heinsohn, Lester Weishuhn and Le Roy Stein.
Colorado County Citizen, October 14, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Prause, Robert Bert
Prause Funeral Services
Funeral Services for Robert B. Prause, 60, of Columbus, were held Thursday, October 29, 1992 at 2 p.m. from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Richard Jones officiating.
Interment was in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Prause passed away October 26. 1992, in the Columbus Community Hospital following a one-car accident west of Columbus.
Born in El Campo March 15, 1932, he was the son of Clemons and Almuth Hill Prause. He was a rancher and retired Texas Highway Department employee. He married Irene Frances Hluchanek on August 20, 1955. She preceded him in death October 9, 1992.
Mr. Prause had been a resident of Columbus 47 years, was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Woodmen of the World, Retired State Employees Association and served in the Texas National Guard.
Survivors include his daughter and son- in- law, Audrey and Scott Schobel of Columbus: granddaughter, Samantha Schobel of Columbus: sister, Jacquelyn Rea of Houston: brothers, C. L. "Buddy" Prause and Preston Prause, both of Columbus.
Pallbearers were Paul Prause, Shelly Prause, Rubin Kveton, Melvin Otto. Kerry Rea, Crockett Leyendecker, Wade Prause, Hugo Richter.
Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.
New Ulm Enterprise, November 5, 1992, page 4
(Mrs. Jake Hennecke)
Rudolf Prause died at his home Friday evening after a lingering illness at the age of 66 years, 8 months and several days. He lived in this section all his life. He leaves his wife, three daughters, four sons and three step-sons, several grandchildren and one great grandchild. One sister, Mrs. Rudolf Ulig[sic], three brothers, Ben, Bernardo; Awalt, La Grange and Gus, San Antonio. HIs first wife preceded him in death about twenty years ago. About ten years ago he married Mrs. Gertrude Karasek. [Interment in Cat Spring Cemetery]
Colorado County Citizen, August 17, 1933, page 4
Presley, Emma K. (Moore)
Presley, Frank W. “Bill”
Double Rites Held For Mrs. Presley, 84, and Son, 50
Double funeral services for Mrs. Emma Presley, 84, of here and her son Frank W. (Bill) Presley, 50, of Dallas were held Monday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. Howard L. Mac Allister, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiated.
Mrs. Presley and her son died only four hours apart last Sunday, he at 3:30 a.m. in Nightingale Hospital, El Campo, and she at 7:30 a, m. in the home of her son-in-law and daughter here, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hopper.
Mr. Presley had been doing construction work in Edna. since Christmas and became ill three weeks before his death. He had been in the hospital about a week when he died of a liver ailment.
Mrs. Presley, In poor health for many years, fell last January and had been confined to her bed since that time.
She was born at Osage Feb. 5, 1873, the same year Weimar was founded, the daughter of F. D. and Elizabeth Goode Moore, and was married at Osage in 1900 to Tyler Presley. After his death in 1932 she continued to live there until 18 years ago when she moved to Weimar to make her home with the Hoppers. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Mr. Presley was also born at Osage on Dec. 3, 1906, but had moved from this section many years ago.
Mrs. Presley's survivor’s are two daughters Mrs. Lessie Hopper here and Mrs. Elizabeth Hopper of El Campo: two grandsons, Lyle and Billy, of Dallas: four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lucy Ricks of Damon.
Mr. Presley's survivors are his two sisters, his two sons, Lyle and Billy, and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers for both were John Hajovsky, Harry Taylor, Guy Yackel or El Campo, Ray Reinhardt, WaIter Black of Flatonia, and Henry Brasher.
Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1957, page 1
Presley, Tyler L.
Death of Mr. Tyler L. Presley Saturday
While his death was not unexpected, yet when news of same was flashed from home to home throughout this community last Saturday, it occasioned many a pang of deepest regret. We refer to the death of Mr. Tyler L. Presley, which occurred at 8 o’clock p.m. at the family home in the Osage community following a long and painful illness.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Services were held at the home, after which interment was made in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery of this city, Rev. W. L. Hightower, local Methodist pastor, officiating in a touching burial service.
Mr. Presley was born at Dadiville, Ala., Jan. 16, 1874. He was united in marriage to Miss Emma Moore on March 18, 1900 Three children were born to this union, all of whom, with the widow, survive him. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. Wm. Hopper, Miss Elizabeth Presley and Mr. Wm. Presley; also by two sisters, Mrs. H. M. Dahl of Yoakum and Mrs. Geo. Graham of Bay City, and two brothers, Messrs. John and Henry Presley of El Campo; also several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Presley united with the Methodist Church at an early age. He had lived in the Osage community for many years, and was well and favorably known. He was a man of upright character, friendly disposition, devoted to his family and friends, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, December 23, 1932, page 1
Presley, Walter Duson
Walter Presley, M.D.
Walter Duson Presley, M.D., devoted husband, father, grandfather and dedicated physician died on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006 at his home.
Born on Aug. 16, 1915, near El Campo, he graduated from El Campo High School in 1934. He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and graduated from Tulane Medical School in New Orleans in 1944. Dr. Presley served for two years as a Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy. He began his private medical practice in Aug. 1948 as a General Practitioner in El Campo. He loved the practice of medicine and was in turn beloved by his patients. Dr. Presley made house calls in the tradition of the old “family doctor.” As a staff member of Nightingale Hospital, he took care of numerous patients as well as delivered over 2500 babies. When the new El Campo Memorial Hospital opened, he served as the first Chief of Staff. After specializing in family practice in El Campo for 39 years, he retired in 1987.
Dr. Presley was a member of the Rotary Club, a 50-year member of the Texas Medical Association and was actively involved in serving his community. After retirement, he served as a volunteer Hospice Physician and was chosen as El Campo Citizen of the year in 1994. Dr. Presley was an active member of The First Presbyterian Church serving as an Elder and singing in the choir for over 30 years. He was a member there for his entire life-91 years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Roberta Struss Presley; daughters, Lynn Reed of El Campo; Kathleen Potter and husband Tommy of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Clay Reed of Austin, Deena Graham of Austin, Melissa Page of Keller and Sam Brodsgaard of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Jack Graham, Kathleen Graham and Reed Bartosh.
Dr. Presley was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Hicks Presley; brothers, Leon, Norman and Leland.
Visitation will be today, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22 at Triska Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at First presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dick Gould officiating.
In lieu of floral tributes, memorial contributions may be directed to The First Presbyterian Church, Hospice, or El Campo Memorial Hospital.
El Campo Leader-News OnLine, October 21, 2006
Mr. G. C. Dawson, formerly a citizen of this county, but now a resident of Colorado county, got into a difficulty with a negro [Ben Preston] last week on his farm near Alleyton and was compelled in self defense to shoot him, from the effects of which he died. Mr. Dawson surrendered to the authorities, had an examining trial and was released on bond in the sum of $1,000. On the trial he introduced no witnesses but submitted the case on the testimony add[sic] used by the State. The man he killed is said to have been a desperate character, who was feared by both white and blacks. [Place of interment unknown]
La Grange Journal, May 27, 1886
An unfortunate shooting scrape occurred a few miles below here on Friday last, in an altercation between G. C. Dawson and a darky, and the latter was killed.
Colorado Citizen, May 20, 1886, page 2
Preston, Grace (Funk)
GLIDDEN NEWS ITEMS
Oct. 21. Mrs. Grace Preston died Friday, Oct. 20th, 1919, in Yoakum, Texas at the residence of her son, Mr. Ernest Preston.
Mrs. Preston was born in beautiful Holy Well, England, June 26, 1852, and there grew to womanhood and on Oct. 25, 1869 was married to Mr. Samuel Preston of Morpeth, Northumberland, England. In 1881 they decided to come to America, locating in Texas, spending many years in Columbus and Glidden.
Mr. Preston only lived a few years after coming to America, having died May 25, 1897.
Mrs. Preston was the mother of seven children, three of whom died in infancy.
Mrs. Preston lived a life whose influence cannot be measured. She had a strong faith in her God, a fervent desire for righteousness, and a spirit of unselfishness which reigned supreme in her life. Though dead her kind words and benevolent deeds live on and on. In life she performed those deeds the great master commanded so now she is reaping the blessed reward.
Below is one of her favorite poems, and at the request of one of her dear friends, we will add it to this.
When I am dead my dearest
Sing no sad songs for me,
Plant thou no roses at my head
Nor shady cypress tree.
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dew drops wet,
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.
I shall not see the shadows
I shall not feel the rain,
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on as if in pain.
And dreaming through the twilight
That does not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply I may forget.
Her cherished remains were committed to earth in the city cemetery at Columbus, Texas, Sunday morning Oct 12, 1919.
She leaves four sons, Messrs. Ernest of Yoakum, William of Bakersfield, Cal., Robert of Moulton and Sam Preston of San Antonio, and one brother, Mr. H. G. Funk of Houston, besides a host of friends to mourn her loss.
Colorado Citizen, October 24, 1919, page 4
Preston, Mary Tate/Grace
Our condolence is tendered Mr. and Mrs. Preston, of this city, in the loss of their sweet little daughter, Mary Grace, last Monday. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, August 9, 1883
Preston, Samuel Sr.
News from Columbus
We are sorry to chronicle the death of Mr. Samuel Preston, sr., of Glidden. Mr. P. had been sick for some time past, and we hoped for a turn for the better,but it did not come. His remains were interred in the city cemetery last Wednesday, attended by a long concourse of friends and sorrowful relatives. The Mercury extends its most hearty condolence to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, June 5, 1897, page 8
Alex Price, Longtime Hubbard Employe, Dies
Alec Price, employe of the Jno. C. Hubbard Co. (now Hubbard & Herder) for 42 years, died Tuesday night at his home, at the age of 80.
He will be buried here [Paradise Gardens] Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, a Smithville funeral home in charge of arrangements.
Alec’s wife died about four years ago. He is survived by two sons, Lonnie B. and Alec Jr. of Houston, and several brothers and sisters.
Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1956
Alex Price Rite Held Here Sunday
Funeral services for Rev. Alex Price, 80, who died Feb 7, were held Sunday afternoon at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. F. L. Dickey of Houston officiating.
At the time of his death he was pastor of Good Hope and Mt Pilgrim Baptist Churches and vice-moderator of the La Grange District Missionary Baptist Association.
Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1956
RESPECTED COLORED WOMAN EXPIRES VERY SUDDENLY
Many of our citizens were very much shocked Saturday morning to learn that Hattie Price,wife of Alex Price, both well known colored citizens of Weimar, had been found dead at her home. The body was first discovered, we understand,by a little grandchild who had gone to the Price home and found the grandmother dead. A physician was summoned, but he gave it as his opinion she had been dead for some time. Arrangements were made and the body committed to the grave [Paradise Gardens] Monday afternoon, the funeral being largely attended.
From particulars at hand, it seems that she had been suffering from indigestion. Her husband left early that morning to go to his work, and after attending to chores about the place, Hattie proceeded to the work of doing some ironing. she evidently hd just started on this work when the fatal stroke hit her.
She bore a good reputation among all classes of our people, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.
Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1932, page 4
Price, Louis Clifton, Sr.
Louis Clifton Price, Sr., 61, passed away Sept. 27.
He was born on April 27, 1941 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Calloway Price in Bell County of Schwertner. He received his education from the public school system of Columbus. He moved to California in 1962 and married Ida D. Wallace in East Palo Alto, Calif. in 1965. He worked for the Sequoia Union High School District in Redwood City, Calif. as a school bus driver at the time of hill illness and passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and older brother, Lorinzo Price.
He is survived by his wife; three children, Louis Clifton Price, Jr. of East Palo Alto, Calif., Payton Jerome Price of Greensboro, N.C., and Angela Louis Price of Shreveport, La.; two grandchildren, Asha Nzinga and Aaron Payton Louis; an additional grandchild due in November; sister-in-law, Canary Price of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Verna Jean Phillips of Sacra-mento, Calif.; Zettie Marie Herbert of San Bruno, Calif.; and Margie Rene Titus of Midland; three brothers, Oscar Lockett Price (Marian) of Goldsboro, N.C., Frank Douglas Price (Marian) of Chicago, Ill., and James Edward Price (Stella) of Houston; two aunts, Luvene Connor and Norvel Adams of Columbus; a special friend, Ruthel Davis of Bakersfield, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Eugene E. Thomas and the Rev. Charles Purnell officiating.
Interment followed at the City Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were family and friends.
Colorado County Citizen, October16, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen
WELL KNOWN COLORED WOMAN IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
Following a long illness, Rhoda Price, wife of Tom Price, well known colored citizen of Weimar, died Friday afternoon of last week. The remains were prepared for burial, and interment took place Sunday afternoon in the colored people's burying ground west of town. Rev. Brown, BaptIst minIster officiating.
She was about 58 years old at time of death, and highly regarded by all who knew her. She had been an invalid for a long time, we are told. Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends. She is survived by her husband, and one son, Idell McGhee.
Many expressions of regret were heard when news of her death was learned.
CARD OF Thanks--We, the husband and family of Sister Rhodie Price, take this method to thank our many friends for their love and care for our wife and mother during her illness, and for the many and beautiful florals tendered by her many friends, white and colored. We wish especially to thank Dr. C. G. Cook for his untiring service. During her illness he visited her daily, doing all In his power to relieve her. We also thank Rev. M. S. Brown for the touching funeral oration and his most excellent condolence. The Odd Fellows were also very loyal to their brother, leaving no duty, undone during the funeral and burial of our wife and mother. The Knights of Pythlas failed not to do their bit in assisting the Odd Fellows. May God bless each of you for your love and kindness.
Respectfully, Thomas Price, husband; Idell McGee, son.
Weimar Mercury, July 29 1932, page 5
Tom Price, 64, Is Fatally Injured In Sunday Auto Crash
Tom Price, 64, (colored) died Tuesday evening in a Hallettsville hospital of injuries received in a headon car crash on the highway west of here, near the entrance to the cemetery. He received severe chest injuries, causing pneumonia to develop, which caused his death.
Mr. Henry Salas and family were returning to Weimar and when near the entrance to the cemetery road, Tom Price, negro, driving a model T coupe and headed west, suddenly made a left turn directly in front of the Salas car. The collision could not be avoided.
Mrs. Salas received several cuts about the face, but outside of a slight bump on the head Mr. Salas escaped injuries as did their two children.
Tom Price, Weimar colored citizen, was not so fortunate. When the two cars hit he was thrown out through the top of his model T, landing against the windshield of the Salas car and then bounced like a ball thrown against a brick wall into the ditch alongside the road. The Hubbard ambulance picked him up unconscious and took him to Dr. Peter’s office in Schulenburg for first aid treatment. Later he was taken to Hallettsville to a hospital, where he died at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Salas car, a V-8, was considerably damaged, and the model T was put out of commission for good. Both cars were towed into town by the Brasher Motor Company wrecker. [Place of interment unknown]
Weimar Mercury, May 8, 1942, page 1
FORMER COLORED CITIZEN DIES IN HOUSTON HOSPITAL
A colored woman by the name of Ella Price-Smith, formerly a resident of Weimar, born and raised in this section, died in a Houston hospital Saturday morning [February 10]. The remains were brought here for interment Tuesday night and we are told the funeral will take place today (Thursday). [Place of interment unknown]
We have been told that a son by her first husband (she had been married three times), Walter Richardson by name was killed in San Antonio last November in a pistol duel with two other men and this so prayed on her mind that she was practically an invalid ever since finally resulting in her daath.
Weimar Mercury, February 16, 1934.
Pridgen, Evelyn Inez (Frnka)
Funeral services were held for Evelyn Inez Frnka Prldgen, 74, of Columbus on Friday, March 8, with the Rev. Raymond Cox officiating at the Henneke Funeral Home. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]
Mrs. Pridgen died March 6 at her home in Columbus.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbus, the Order of the Eastern Star 324 of Columbus, SPJST Ellinger 51, and the VFW Auxiliary 6113. She was a resident of Columbus for 35 years.
She was born on November 28, 1910 to Judge Joseph V. Frnka and Anna Noska Frnka in Fayetteville. She was proceeded in death by her husband, A. O. "Gus" Pridgen, who passed away in May of 1971 and two brothers, Meteor N. Frnka, and Judge Earl Joe Frnka, Sr.
Survivors Include five sisters, Lillie Georg of Columbus, Ruby F. Driscoll of Philadelphia, Pa., Roxie Frnka of Dallas, Margaret F. Janicek of Rosenberg, and Mildred F. Hoeninghaus of Houston, and four sister-in-laws, Carrie Frnka of Austin, Eva C. Frnka of Columbus, Effie Pridgen of Victoria and Gladys Linam of Victoria. Other survivors include long-time friend, Lavine Stancik of Columbus, and the following nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews: Louise Neuendorff of Brenham, Dorothy Owen of Saudi Arabia, Peggy Ann Sorenson of Lawrence. Kansas, Julie Poche of Sugarland, Sarah Bailey of Hanau, West Germany, Earl Joe Frnka, Jr. of Sealy, Ronald Alan Frnka of Fort Worth, Fridrich A. Hoeninghaus Ill of Austin, and Jessie Lynn Whitfield, Odis Linam , and Wayne Linam, of Victoria.
Pallbearers were Earl Joe Frnka, Jr., Ronald Alan Frnka, Gary Sens, Eddie Poche, Odis Linam, And Dennis Whitfield.
Colorado County Citizen, March 14, 1985, page 2
Priesmeyer, Edward W.
Priesmeyer Funeral Services Held May 9
Edward W. Priesmeyer, 86, of Eagle Lake died May 7 at Rice Medical Center Hospital in Eagle Lake.
Mr. Priesmeyer was born Oct. 6, 1911 in Yoakum, Lavaca County, to Henry F. Priesmeyer and Clara Beck Priesmeyer.
Mr. Priesmeyer lived in Rock Island from 1911 to 1918. He moved to Garwood, living there until 1938. He attended Garwood schools, worked in Houston at “Dutchmill Flower Gardens” during 1938 and 1939.
Mr. Priesmeyer married June 11, 1941 in First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake to Lorease Carey (daughter of Henry Earl Carey, Jr. and Hettie Von Lengerke) and lived in Eagle Lake from 1941 to 1946.
Mr. Priesmeyer was a Sales Representative for Rastatter and Sons from 1939 to 1942. He was a yard clerk and weigh master for Santa Fe Railroad in Eagle Lake from 1942 to 1946. He was a member of Eagle Lake Little Theater.
Mr. Priesmeyer moved to Austin in 1946 living there until 1983. He was owner of “Austin Venetian Blind Co.” in Austin, retiring in 1970.
For many years he was a member of “Austin Civic Theater.” He worked with the “Lighthouse of the Blind” and the “Settlement Home for Children.” Also, he was a “Laguna Gloria Art Museum Patron Member.” He returned to Eagle Lake in 1983.
Edwin W. [and] Lorease Carey Priesmeyer established the Priesmeyer Foundation which gives a four year, $30,000 scholarship annually to a graduate of Rice High School.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9 from Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Barry Bauerschlag, Pastor of Eagle Lake and Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Churches officiating. Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.
Pallbearers included: Ronald B. Priesmeyer, Harry E. Priesmeyer, John Mathews, Donald N. Bendy, Bill Harrison Jr., and Fred R. Frnka.
Honorary pallbearers included W. H. Harrison, Sr., Dr. Raymond R. Thomas, Dr. Russell Thomas, Jr., William L. Farris, Henry Sunderman, and Robert Navarro.
Survivors include a sister, Alice Byrd of Boulder, Colorado; brothers, Frederick B. Priesmeyer and wife Madeline of Garwood and William X. Priesmeyer of Dallas; a number of nieces and nephews including locally Ronnie and Marsha Priesmeyer of Garwood and Harry and Tina Priesmeyer of Wharton.
Mr. Priesmeyer was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1998
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
SUICIDEHenry Preismeyer[sic], a German living a few miles from town, committed suicide at his farm last Sunday by cutting the leaders of both arms opposite the elbows with a razor. His body was found, with the razor lying beside him. No cause is assigned for the act, he being a well-to-do planter. [Interment in Kaiser Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, June 20, 1878, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht
Priesmeyer, Lorease (Carey)
Lorease Carey Priesmeyer, 78, of Eagle Lake, a fifth-generation Colorado county native, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1993 in Eagle Lake.
Born Dec. 31, 1914 in Eagle Lake, she was the daughter of Henry Earl, Jr. and Hettie (von Lengerke) Carey. She was a graduate of Eagle Lake High School and the University of Texas, Austin and in 1940-41, taught third grade in Eagle Lake. She was active in the Eagle Lake Little Theater, and after moving to Austin in 1946, she was a member of the American Association of University Women, serving as board member and treasurer for several years. Later, she was instrumental in extending library services to rural Travis County by purchasing a Bookmobile. Through her organizations, Mrs. Priesmeyer also was active in sponsoring children's plays. She was a member of Women's Symphony League of Austin: the Laguna Gloria Museum Patron member; and Austin Civic Theater. She and her husband returned to Eagle Lake in 1983, and she was active in Eagle Lake Study club.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30 at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, with Rev. Charles Miller of Houston and Dr. Richard H. Miller, Pastor, First Presbyterian church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.
Pallbearers were John Matthews, Fred R. Frnka, Rusty Thomas, Henry Sunderman, Ron Priesmeyer, Harry Priesmeyer, and Charles Nowlin. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Raymond R. Thomas, David Wintermann, R. R. Wells, Jimmy Ware, Joe Reed, W.H. Harrison, Sr., Bill Farris and Barney Davis.
Mrs. Priesmeyer is survived by her husband of Eagle Lake; sister-in-law, Mrs. Alice Byrd of Sweeny; brothers-in-law Frederick B. Priesmeyer and wife, Madeline and William X. Priesmeyer, all of Garwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.
Colorado County Citizen, December 15, 1993
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Priest, Hertha (Boettcher)
Our little city and people were inexpressibly shocked and grieved last Sunday night to learn of the death of Mrs. Hertha PrIest, wife of Mr. Walter D. Priest, which occurred that night at 9 o'clock at the residence of her brother, Mr. Clem Boettcher, at East Bernard, after a week's illness of pneumonia. This death was made doubly sad through the fact that but a few short weeks ago the little babe of this couple was buried here. After the death of the babe, the mother left for East Bernard where she was spending a few days with her brother. She was taken ilI the Monday preceding her death, and from the first she realized that death was near at hand and talked to the loved ones around her about the fact, giving such directions as to the funeral as she wished carried out. Everything possible was done to prolong the life so dear to husband, mother, brothers and sister, but it was not be, and late Sunday evening the spirIt winged its flight to that heavenly home above where sorrow, pain and suffering are unknown. The remains were prepared for interment, and Monday afternoon were brought here and laid to rest by the side of her darling babe in the Odd Fellows cemetery, Rev. Worrell, pastor of the Methodist church, conducting the funeral servIces. The deceased was the daughter of Mrs. J. Boettcher, and four and a half years ago met mr. Priest to whom she was united in marriage some few months afterwards. It was an ideal match, and until death entered the circle no cloud marred their happiness. She was of an affectionate disposition, bright and winning in her ways, so that friendship’s circle was in her a large one. Truly it may be said of her, that none knew her but to love her. Our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones in their great lose.
Weimar Mercury, February 29, 1908, page 5
Priest, Hertha Louise
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Priest, reported very low in our last issue, died last Friday and on the following day the little form was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to the bereaved parents.
Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1908, page 4
Prihoda, Alfred John
Alfred John Prihoda, 86, of Nada, died April 20, 2011. He was born March 26, 1925 in Nada to Rudolf and Veronica Barborak Prihoda. He owned and operated Prihoda Gravel Pit. He was a farmer and rancher and was a World War II army veteran. He was in the Troup G 12th Cavalry Regiment and was promoted to sergeant. Mr. Prihoda received the Combat Infantryman Badge, ribbon with two bronze stars, Philippine Liberation ribbon with one bronze star, good conduct medal, two overseas service bars, Army occupation ribbon, Japan Victory ribbon and WWII Victory medal.
He married Jeralyn Krutilek on Oct. 14, 1947 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Taiton and together they raised three children. He was chosen Colorado County Citizen of the Year in 2006 and Nada Citizen of the year in 2009. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Catholic Life, St. Joseph Society, Nocturnal Adoration Society, KJT and American Legion Post 251.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Jeralyn Prihoda of Nada; son, Anthony Prihoda and wife Debbie of El Campo; daughters, Janice Thompson and husband Gale of Nada and Barbara Dettling and husband Russell of El Campo; grandchildren, Kristin and Kevin Thompson, Kalie, Derek, Brett and Julia Prihoda and Jordan and Zachery Dettling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rosie Drlik, Bertha Rife and Mary Labaj and brother, Rudolph Prihoda.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with a parish rosary recited at 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Greg Korenek officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery with military honors under the auspices of American Legion Post 251.
Pallbearers are Kristin Thompson, Kalie Prihoda, Kevin Thompson, Derek Prihoda, Jordan Dettling, Zachery Dettling, Brett Prihoda and Julia Prihoda.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.
El Campo Leader News, Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:03 AM CDT
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
Prihoda, Anna (Zaskoda)
Anna Zaskoda Prihoda, 86, of Garwood, died Friday, March 18, 2005.
She was born July 24, 1918 in Ellinger to John and Theresa Zaskoda. Mrs. Prihoda was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Mrs. Prihoda was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Rudolph Prihoda Jr.
Visitation is Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Joseph Koebel officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Garwood Volunteer Fire Dept.
El Campo Leader News, March 19, 2005 online edition.
Prihoda, David Anthony
David Anthony Prihoda, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Prihoda Jr. of Weimar, died at Youens Memorial Hospital Jan. 17 several hours after his birth.
Baptism sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. James Prihoda, his uncle and aunt.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Albert Hubertus and Rev. Arlyn Hausmann officiated.
Survivors include his parents; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Jochen of Schulenburg and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Prihoda Sr. of La Grange; and great-grandmothers, Mrs. Marie Jochen of la Grange, Mrs. Lena Schmidt of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Mary Srubar of Plum.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 25, 1968
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Prihoda, Martha (Labaj)
Martha Prihoda of Nada passed away on April 27, at the age of 81.
She was born on November 6, 1925 in Nada to Fred D. and Annie Gerla Labaj. She was owner of Leo's Place in Nada and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her brothers, Raymond Labay and Lawrence Labay both of Nada.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leo Prihoda; sister, Lorraine Morton; brothers, Fred Labay, Clement Labay and Henry Labaj.
A Parish Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada. Interment followed at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Rudy Till, Ricky Leopold, Terry Hoffman, Ed Gold, Timmy Bittner, Chris Leopold, Mike Morton, Brian Korenek, and Jeff Dugie.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, May 3rd, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck
Vincent Prihoda passed out of this life Tuesday, June 20th, at eight o'clock at the age of 75 years. He was born in the year 1868, at Rosinkor, Czechoslovakia. His mother died in the old country when he was ten years old. He came to this country with his father, sisters and brothers settling at Brenham. His father died when he was 12 years old. He moved to Ellinger at the age of 21 and two years later was married to Mary Zapalac. To this union 13 children were born, only nine surviving, they are: Rudolf, Will, Mrs. Albina Zbranek and Mrs. Mary Zbranek, all of Nada; Louis, Vincent and Emil of Damon; Gregory and Mrs. Bertha Korenek of Ellinger.
His first wife died in 1912 and in 1915 he married Annie Walek. Five children were born to this union: Joe, 16; Annie, 15; John, 12; Vlasta, 10, and Martha, 7.
Requiem Mass was held at Nada at 7 o'clock Thursday morning, burial services were held at Ellinger. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Klobouk and Rev. Father Zeintek of La Grange.
Father Hildebrand of Weimar and Father Raska of Ammannsville were also present at the services.
Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow.
Colorado County Citizen, June 29, 1933
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Prihoda, Willie A.
Willie A. Prihoda Buried at Nada
NADA--Willie A. Prihoda, 57, passed away at the Nightingale hospital Sunday, April 20.
Survivors are 4 sons, Lee and Joe of Nada, Willie Jr. and Fred of El Campo; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ella Buzek of Nada, Mrs. Eleanor Mican and Mrs. Lillian Budaus of El Campo; 4 brothers, Rudolph Prihoda of Nada, Vinc, Louis and Gregory of Damon; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Emma Pekas of Damon, Mrs. Betty Korenek of Fayetteville, Mrs. Albina Zbranek and Mrs. Annie Zbranek of Nada.
Funeral services were conducted from Triska Funeral home Tuesday morning at 8:30 with Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s church at 9 a.m. with Rev. E. J. Bily officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s cemetery.
Colorado County Citizen, April 24, 1958, page 2
Prince, Raymond Ledora
Ex-teacher R.L. Prince Dead at 92
Funeral services for R. L. Prince, 92-year-old retired schoolteacher of Oakland, were held Sunday afternoon, April 10, at St. Paul Methodist Church in Oakland with interment in Oakland [Hill] Cemetery.
Mr. Prince died at his home Friday, April 8, at 12:45 a.m. after a long illness.
He had taught school 46 years at Altair, Allen Quarter and Oakland. He was a leader in his community, helping to promote many civic and educational projects.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Thomas of Oakland and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor of San Antonio; a son, Bennie Prince of Conroe; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a brother, Robert Prince of Weimar.
The Weimar Mercury, April 21, 1966
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Weimar Negro Instantly Killed As Car Hits Him
Jack Pritchard, Weimar negro whose age was about 65 or 70, was instantly killed Monday night at about 11 o’clock on Highway 90 a mile east[sic] of Weimar when he was struck by a car.
Driver of the car was Mrs. W. W. Gunn of Columbus, mother of David Gunn of Weimar. She was driving alone, and tried for some time after the accident to flag a car for help before one finally stopped.
Justice of the Peace A. J. Ratliff, whose inquest verdict was accidental death, said that Pritchard apparently was watching a truck coming from one direction as he attempted to cross the highway and failed to see the Gunn car in time, stepping directly in front of it. It is believed he had been visiting friends in the country and was walking back to town.
The spot where the accident occurred was just about at the Colorado Fayette county line, near the former W. B. Burns home.
Pritchard had been an employee of the Boettcher family here for 44 years, according to F. O. Boettcher.
He has no family here, making his home with “Evvie” Lee, but has a brother and a daughter at Sugar Land and another daughter at Huntsville. [Interment in Paradise Gardens]
Weimar Mercury, November 11, 1951, page 1
Pryor, Myra Stafford
PRYORDied in this city June 30, 1943. Mrs. Myra Stafford Pryor, aged 79 years; residence 405 E. Pecan St. She is survived by her sons, Ike T. Pryor Jr. and D. M. Pryor; daughter, Mrs. Emma Pryor Mangum; four grandchildren; niece. Mrs. Charles T. White; nephews, Robert E. and Warren D. Walker. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 1, at 10:30 a. m., at St. Marie's Church, with Bishop-elect Everett H. Jones officiating. Interment will be In Mission Burial Park under direction of McCollum- Murray.
San Antonio Express, July 1, 1943
Submitted by Deborah Smith
Ptacek, Cyril Sr.
PROMINENT CONTENT MAN KILLED IN BAD ACCIDENT
People of this section were greatly shocked late Tuesday evening to learn that Mr. Cyril Ptacek, Sr., prominent farmer of the Content community, had been killed in an accident. We understand that a local physician was summoned, but on arrival found Mr. Ptacek cold in death, his neck having been broken in the accident. Judge Ratliff went to the scene and held an inquest, returning a verdict of accidental death.
From him we learn that Mr. Ptacek had been in town during the day, but had returned home in the afternoon and had gone over to a neighbor's to attend to some business matter. Returning to the Ptacek home, driving a horse to a buggy, the animal became frightened and ran away while in sight of the family residence. His cries of “Whoa” were heard by the affrighted wife, who witnessed the accident. The road is rather rough at the point of accident, and it is believed Mr. Ptacek was thrown out of the buggy, alighting upon his head and breaking his neck. Death must have been instantaneous.
The body was picked up and carried to the family home where funeral arrangements were made. Interment will take place at St. Michael‘s Cemetery Saturday the delay being occasioned through waiting for the arrival of a daughter from California.
Mr. Ptacek was a quiet, steady, good citizen, one well liked by all who knew him. A devoted husband and father, he ever proved himself to be one of best of neighbors and friends, and his tragic and untimely death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section. He leaves his widow and several children, all grown and married except the youngest daughter, Miss Agnes. One son, Cyril Ptacek, Jr., is a prominent business man of Baytown, Texas.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, October 20, 1933, page 1
DEATH CLAIMS MR. CYRIL PTACEK, SR
Our last issue mentioned the fact that Mr. Cyril Ptacek, Sr., had expired suddenly and unexpectedly near his home in the Content section while in a buggy en route to the home of a neighbor, Mr. Charlie Schroeder. The funeral took place at St. Michael‘s Cemetery Saturday morning at 9:30, after appropriate ceremonies at St. Michael's Church by Rev. Jos. Szymanski.
Later developments prove that Mr. Ptacek undoubtedly had a heart attack, which carried him off almost without warning and while he was but a short distance from his home. He was in a buggy at the time he was stricken. His good wile had opened the gate at the family home for him to drive out on the road, and a few seconds later saw him fall from the buggy to the road. The horse walked on to the farm home of Mr. Schroeder, where it stopped.
Help was secured and the body of Mr. Ptacek was picked up and removed to the family home, but life was already extinct.
Cyril Ptacek, Sr., was born in Bistrice, Germany, on the 3rd day of March, 1873. There he grew to manhood. In January, 1899 he was united in marriage to Miss Julie Pozar. In April, 1906, he emigrated to America, coming to Galveston. He came by himself, but about six months later his wife and three children followed him. The family resided in Galveston for a year, after which they moved to Weimar. Here he resided up to the time of his death. To this union seven children were born. Five are living, and two died in infancy. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Julie Ptacek and the following children: Mr. Cyril Ptacek, Jr., of Baytown, Mrs. Krizak of Baytown, Mrs. Lydia Ptacek of Palo Alto, California, Mrs. Edna Florus of Crosby, Texas, and Miss Agnes Ptacek of Content. Also three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. He also had one sister, but it is not known it she Is still alive. He died Oct. 17, 1933, having attained the age of 60 years, 7 months and 14 days.
The pall bearers for the funeral were as follows: Messrs. John Mozisek, Ignac Trefny, Joe Maresh, Frank Krejci, Adolf Barta and Jerome Miculka.
During the twenty-six years in which Mr. Ptacek resided in this section he had always proven himself to be a quiet, law-abiding, good citizen, one who was devoted to his family, neighbors and friends, and whose cheery greeting was an inspiration to all who knew him. The large circle of friends which he leaves behind deeply regrets his sad and untimely death. Our heartfelt condolence goes out to his bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1933, page 1
Ptacek, Julia (Prozer)
Mrs. Julia Ptacek, Baytown Resident, Buried Saturday
Funeral services fofr[sic] Mrs. Julia Ptacek, 73, of Baytown, former Weimar resident, were heldd[sic] from Hubbard Funeral Home with services at St. Michael’s Church Saturday morning, August 9, Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Szymanski officiating.
Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mrs. Ptacek, known to her neighbors as “Grandma Dutch”, was the victim of a sun stroke on August 7 in Baytown. She fell to the street in front of the home of her son , who played an end position [sic]. own house[sic] A neighbor said she saw the aged woman drop her groceries and fall. A physician who was summoned pronounced her dead a few minutes later and said she had suffered a heat attack.
Mrs. Ptacek, a native of Czechoslovakia, moved to Baytown to be near her children shortly after the death of her husband, Cyril Ptacek, in Weimar about 14 years ago.
Survivors besides the son are four daughters, Mrs. Annie Krizak, Mrs. Annie Clawson, Miss Lydia Ptacek, all of Baytown, and Mrs. Edith Flores of Crosby; and 10 grandchildren.
Weimar Mercury, August 15, 1947, page 1
Funeral Services Held Tuesday for John Pudich, 80
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 15, at Hubbard Funeral Home for John Pudich, 80, who died Monday morning at the home of his nephew, Joe Barton, at Dubina.
Rev. Frank Horak officiated. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Pudich was born Oct. 16, 1884, in Fayette County, a son of John and Mary Pudich. He was a farmer all his life and the last nine years had made his home with the Barton family.
He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Marek; five nephews and six nieces. Three sisters preceded him in death: Mrs. Albina Falke, Mrs. Francis Barton and Miss Geneve Pudich.
Pallbearers were Emil, Joe, and John Barton, Gus and Adolph Falke, and Joe Marek.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, December 17, 1964
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Pudich, John B.
John Pudich Dead
John Pudich, a well known farmer of this section, residing on the W. P. Melor farm west of town for many years, died Thursday afternoon, aged 73 years. He was buried in the Masonic cemetery Friday afternoon under the auspices of the S. P. J. S. T. lodge, of which he was a member.
He leaves a widow and four children, all grown--as follows: Mrs. Ad. Kalke, Mrs. And. Barton, Miss Mary Pudich and John Pudich.
Mr. Pudich was a hard working, honest, straightforward man, liked by all who knew him, and his death is sincerely regretted. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, June 23, 1916, page 2
AGED DUBINA LADY PASSES AWAY TUESDAY
Mrs. Mary Pudich, 96-year-old lady of Dubina section,died at her home on Tuesday night of this week. She had been ill only a short while, prior to her death, and it was a shock to her family and friends when death came to her so suddenly.
She was buried at 9:30 a.m. at the Odd Fellow’s Cemetery. Church services were held at the Dubina Catholic Church.
More particulars of the death and funeral of Mrs. Pudich will be included in the write-up in next week’s issue of the Mercury.
Weimar Mercury, October 1, 1943, page 1
Funeral Services For Mrs. Pudich Last Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pudich, 96 years and six months old, were held last Thursday morning, Sept. 30, from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Barton. Services were held at 9:30 from the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina, with Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Weimar.
Mrs. Pudich was born March 27, 1847, in Moravia, Austria, coming to this country with her husband and three small children, on May 23, 1882. They settled in the Weimar section. Two years after the death of her husband, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Barton, with whom she lived until the time of her death.
Mrs. Pudich was a member of the Catholic Church and the S. P. J. S. T. Lodge. During her long life, she was always in good health, worked hard, enjoyed life and was a wonderful companion in the Barton home.
Mrs. Pudich was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Adolph Falke, who died eleven years ago, and one who died in infancy.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Francis Barton and Mrs. Mary Marek; one son, Mr. John Pudich; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
One grandson, Emil Barton, and two great-grandsons, George and Edwin Pauler, are in the service of Uncle Sam somewhere overseas.
Weimar Mercury, October 8, 1943, page 1
Pulido, Antonio "Tony"
Tony Pulido Funeral Held At Columbus
Funeral services for Antonio (Tony}Pulido Sr., 60, of Glidden were held Saturday and Sunday. Sept. 10-11, at Columbus.
The funeral mass was celebrated Saturday evening at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. Funeral services were held Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Patrick Palmer officiated.
Mr. Pulido, native of Mexico, but almost a lifetime resident of Glidden, died at his home at 3 p.m. Friday.
He was born Nov. 18, 1916. in Monclova, Mexico. a son of Roque and Eudalia Villareal Pulido, and married Cora Torres on April 25, 1942. He was employed by Lone Star Cement Co. and was a World War II veteran.
Mr. Pulido is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Pulido, and his mother, Mrs. E. V. Pulido. both of Glidden; one daughter. Mrs. Candy Suddeth of Fort Lauderdale. Florida; three sons. Tony Pulido Jr. of Houston and Alfred and Ricky Pulido of Glidden; four grandchildren; five sisters. Mrs. Carmen Torres, Mrs. Lupe Rivera and Mrs. Helen Garcia of Houston, Mrs. Mary Ramirez of Columbus and Mrs. Manuela Mireles of Flint, Michigan; and three brothers. Frank and Roy Pulido of Columbus and Joe Pulido of Houston.
Pallbearers were Jim Clipson Jr., Jim Fruge. Tony Pinchback, Bill Krenek. Wilbert Martin and Mervin Capek.
Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1977
Pulido, Cora (Torres)
Cora Pulido, age 64, passed away December 19, at Memorial Northwest Hospital in Houston after an 11 hour stay. Funeral services were held December 22 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Brian Crookes officiated. Rosary was held December 21 at Henneke Funeral Home. Burial was at St. Anthony’s Catholic cemetery.
Cora was born May 5, 1920 in San Antonio, to Josepha Merenda Torres and Felix Torres. Married Tony Pulido, Sr., April 25, 1943 at St. Anthony's. She lived in Glidden for the past 60 years.
Cora was a member of the Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, A.A.R.P. and Al-Anon.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Candy Craig of Palm Bay, Florida; three sons, Tony Pulido, Jr. of Houston, Alfred Pulido of Weimar and Ricky Pulido of Glidden; and six grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, December 27, 1984, page 2
Pulido, Esther (Gonzales)
The Pulido family mourns the passing of a Mother, Mentor, and true inspiration. Esther passed away peacefully due to complications of pneumonia surrounded by her family on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 in Austin. Esther will leave a void that time will fill, maybe differently, but never the same.
She was born in Lissie, Texas on Jan. 24, 1931 to Pedro and Maria Tobar Gonzales. Both have preceded her in death as have her two brothers, Henry and Raul Gonzales. She is also preceded in death by her husband, Frank, whom she was married to for 51 years. Together they reared four children, Becky, Bobby (deceased), Diana, and Johnny. She was more at ease with little ones, be it her own, relatives or friend’s children. Her grandsons were her joy.
Esther’s favorite time of the year was the St. Anthony’s Fall Festival. Many of the Hispanic members, along with herself, would get together and make tamales to sell as their contribution to the church. Esther enjoyed the camaraderie and joyful noise made by the participants undertaking this phenomenal project. She reveled in its success and looked forward to the next one.
Esther retired from the Columbus Wal-Mart after 17 years. The staff and customers made her feel useful, appreciated, and loved. The dedication to her job was evident.
She was devoted to her children and especially her grandchildren. They were heard, encouraged and supported. Her grandchildren have fond memories of her homemade pancakes. Later in life she filled her lunch box with favorite snacks the children she babysat for, Madison, Drew and Hudson Schobel could have a “picnic” on. Working and getting to know Ryan and Andrea Schobel brought her great joy and a sense of belonging. “Annie” always made things better.
Esther is survived by her five grandsons, Jeremy Cantu and wife Karinna of Round Rock, Mark Cantu of Columbus, Jason Pulido of San Antonio, Christopher Dybala and fiancée Paula Polasek of Columbus, and J.R. Pulido of Corpus Christi. Her first expected great-grandchild, Brianna Marie Dybala, is due Feb. 27, 2011. Esther will be greatly missed by her sister-in-law and friend, Julia Pulido and the two remaining “Golden Girls,” San Juana Garcia and Olivia Ramirez. These ladies spent hours visiting, shopping and reminiscing.
Funeral mass was held at 10 am, Feb. 23, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich and Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus. Honored to be her pallbearers will be her five grandsons, Jeremy and Mark Cantu, Jason and J.R. Pulido, Christopher Dybala and nephew, Eddie Pulido. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic School, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, Texas 78934 or charity of your choice.
Colorado County Citizen, March 1, 2011
Pulido, Eulalia (Villareal)
Funeral services for Eulalia V. Pulido, 91, of Glidden, were held on Thursday. March 14 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Father Brian Crookes officiating and under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Rosary was on Wednesday, March 13 at Henneke Funeral Home. [Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery]
She lived the last four years at the Sweetbriar Nursing Home, where she died. She was born in Mexico on January 12, 1894 to Francisco Villareal and Gumercinda Ortiz. She was married on July 24, 1926 to Roque Pulido, who preceeded[sic] her in death in June of 1945.
She was a member of the Catholic church and has been a resident of this area for 71 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Mary Ramirez of Columbus, Lupe Rivera of Houston, and Carmen Torres of Spring; three sons, Frank Pulido, Roy Pulido, and Joe Pulido, all of Columbus.
She was preceeded[sic] in death by her husband , one son - Tony Pulido, and one daughter, Helen Garcia.
Pallbearers were Roque Castillo, Eddie Pulido, George Rivera, Rudy Solis, Billy Pulido, and Michael Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers were Ronnie Ramirez, Johnny Pulido, Ricky Pulido, Rueben Castillo, Robert Pulido, and Freddie Pulido.
Colorado County Citizen,March 21, 1985, page 2
Robert “Bobby” Pulido, 52, of Pearland, ended his earthly journey and went home to be with the Lord and his father Frank Pulido. Bobby passed away at Memorial Herman Hospital Southeast due to complications of diabetes. He was born March 26, 1952 in Weimar, to Frank and Esther Gonzales Pulido. He was a 1968 graduate of St. Anthony's Catholic School and 1972 graduate of Bishop Forest Parochial High School.
As a teen he developed an interest in motorcycles. At age 18 he moved to Houston. There he attended a SER trade school. He earned certification as a machinist. Re-manufacturing valves for the oil and gas industry became his life long profession. He was known throughout his career for his good work ethic.
He led a rich life full of friends, laughter, and memories. He owned the Harley Davidson motorcycle of his childhood dreams. He rode it every chance he got. His favorite vacation destination was Sturgis, S.D. When he spoke of his Harley or his life and friends in the city, the light in his eyes and enthusiasm in his voice helped his family understand why he left Columbus and rarely came home. He touched the lives of young and old, who took the time to know the real him. He will be greatly missed but not forgotten by his family and friends. Every time the roar of a Harley fills the air we will be reminded of the pleasure he got from his bike as he rode off on another journey.
He is survived by his mother, Esther Pulido; sister, Becky Cantu and husband, Max, of Columbus; sister, Diana Dybala and husband, Glenn, of Columbus; brother Johnny Pulido and wife, Josie, of Columbus; nephews, Jeremy and Mark Cantu, Jason and J.R. Pulido and Chris Dybala. He will live in cherished memories of his extended family of bikers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Pulido; maternal grandparents, Pedro and Maria T. Gonzales; paternal grandparents, Roque and Eulalia Villarreal Pulido.
Funeral services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. A parish rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8. Memorial Mass was celebrated by Father Dan Kahlich at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church on Sunday, July 9, at 1 p.m.
Honorary Pallbearers were Jeremy and Mark Cantu, Jason and J.R. Pulido, Chris Dybala, Carmen Gomez, Tony Vispanda, Martin Rivera, Bob and Ronnie Belsan.
Interment was conducted in a private family burial Wednesday, July 12, at Saint Anthony's Catholic Cemetery by Father Dan Kahlich.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Anthony Catholic School, 635 Bonham Street, Columbus, Texas 78934.
Bobby was a life gift donor. Please consider it.
Colorado County Citizen, July 12, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen
Pustejovsky, Emma E. (Kozelsky)
Emma E. Pustejovsky, 91, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, April 4, 1995 at Heritage House Nursing Home in Eagle Lake.
Born Dec. 19, 1903, in Dubina, Texas, she was the daughter of Alois J. and Johanna (Macha) Kozelsky. On Feb. 26, 1923, she married Albert A. Pustejovsky in Columbus. They then moved to Eagle Lake in 1924, where her husband was employed. In 1934, the couple opened Albert's Variety Store in Eagle Lake, which they owned and managed until their retirement in 1970. Mrs. Pustejovsky was a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake.
Funeral Mass was held April 5 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake with Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Dulany Funeral Home, also of Eagle Lake, was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Pustejovsky is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, on Dec. 30, 1990; and a number of sisters and brothers.
Colorado County Citizen, April 12, 1995
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
JOHN PUSTEJOVSKY DEAD
John Pustejovsky, a young man of the Oakland section, son of Joe Pustejovsky, a highly respected farmer, died Friday evening and was buried the following day at St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, a large number of mourning relatives and friends witnessing the last sad rites, administered by Rev. Jos. Szymanski. The young man’s death is sincerely deplored by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1921, page 1
Miss Pustejovsky Funeral Held Here May 27
Funeral services for Miss Julia Pustejovsky, 86, who died May 25 in Colonial Rest Home at Schulenburg after a lingering illness, were held Wednesday, May 27.
Services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church were conducted by Rev. O. B. Kahlich. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Miss Pustejovsky was born Feb. 14, 1884, at Praha, Fayette County, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Pustejovsky.
Surviving her are one sister, Mrs. Willie (Frances) Walters of Hallettsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Six brothers, Frank, Joe, John, Charles, Felix and William and two sisters, Mrs. Otto (Carolina) Walters and Miss Mary Pustejovsky, preceded her in death.
Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 4, 1970
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Last Rites Held Thursday for Mrs. Pustejovsky
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pustejovsky, 79, of Oakland, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church last Thursday morning,with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd and Rev. Clarence Leopold officiated.
A paralytic who had been unable to walk since 1913, Mrs. Pusteovsky had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Zapalac at Oakland, for more than 30 years. She died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Lee Roy Firtzgerald, in Weimar.
Mrs. Pustejovsky, daughter of Joe and Theresa Pustejovsky, was born in Europe March 20, 1973, and brought to this country by her parents when she was six months old. They settled near Old Kinkler and later at Oakland. She was a member of the Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Zapalac; two sisters, Miss Julia Pustejovsky of Weimar and Mrs. Frances Walters of Bila Hora; two brothers, Felix of Karnes City and William of Sublime; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A sister and four brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were her nephews, Emil L. Fojt, Robert, Bill, Otto and Albert Walters, and Louis Pustejovsky.
Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1952, page 1
Pustejovsky, Terezie “Theresa” (Jalufka)
Mrs. Joe Pustejovsky
Mrs. Joe Pustejovsky, aged 72 years, died at the family home near Oakland Thursday night at 10:30 o;clock from an extended illness. The funeral was held Saturday morning, interment given in Oakland cemetery, a number of friends and relatives present. Mrs. Pustejovsky was born in Europe, but had lived in Lavaca and Colorado counties for many years. She was a good woman, mothers and neighbor, and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband, three sons, Frank and Joe Pustejovsky of Oakland, Felix Pustejovsky of Hobson, three daughters, Mrs. Otto Walters, Mrs. Fred Walters, and Miss Julia Pustejovsky of Oakland, and other relatives.--Halletsville Herald
Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1922, page 8
Putnam, Tom Vannoy
Columbus, June 20.--The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Putman[sic] took place Tuesday. [Place of interment unknown] Mr. Putman was an attached witness in the Eldridge case at Bellville, and returned home yesterday just in time to witness the child’s death. Mrs. Putman who was also a witness, could not go on account of the serious sickness of herself and child, and the case was continued, she being a material witness. The sympathy of the community is extended the family in their bereavement.
Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1906, page 7
The HEADLIGHT sympathizes with the grief of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Putnam, who mourn the death of their little, adopted son, Tom Vannoy, which occurred last Monday in Columbus. Mrs. E. L. Mooney attended the funeral in that city on Tuesday.
Eagle Lake Headlight, June 30, 1906, page 2
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Pytlovany, Anton C.
A. Pytlovany Funeral Held Here Jan. 15
Funeral services. for Anton C. Pytlovany, 94, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Monday, Jan. 15, from St. Michael Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.
Father John Bily officiated.
Pytlovany, a farmer, blacksmith and windmill repairman, died Jan. 13 at 9:30 p.m. in Colorado-Fayette Medical. Center, of heart failure.
Born Aug. 15,1895, in Austria, he was son of Simon and Sofie (Vrstik) Pytlovany. His family emigrated to America when he was one year old, settling at Dubina. He married Minnie Janacek at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar on Jan. 13, 1919. He had lived on a farm southeast of Weimar since 1917.
Mrs. Pytlovany died, Feb. 19, 1964. A daughter, Adela Fojtik, died in 1976. Also preceding him in death were a grandson, Robert Fojtik, two brothers and two sisters. Surviving are a daughter Miss Rosie Pytlovany of Weimar, a son-in-law, Joe Fojtik. two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe Miller, Joey Miller, Gregory Miller, Johnnie Kasper, Melvin Otto and a great-grandson, Alfred Tobola.
Weimar Mercury, January 25, 1990, page 8
Pytlovany, Emilie (Kubena)
Funeral for Mrs. Pytlovany Held June 10
Funeral services for Mrs. John (Emilie) Pytlovany, 90, of Houston were held Tuesday, June 10, from St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Pytlovany, who lived in this area until moving to Houston in 1977, died at 5:10 a.m. Saturday, June 7 at her home there.
Born July 15, 1895, at Holman, she was a daughter of John and Agnes (Kopca) Kubena. She was married to John Pytlovany at Ammannsville on Feb. 25, 1919. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and Christian Mothers.
Her husband died July 31, 1979. She is survived by three sons, Eddie and Raymond Pytlovany of Houston and Steve Pytlovany of El Campo; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Georgia) Hartensteiner of Dallas and Mrs. Carlton (Josephine) Baca of Houston; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary Kadlecek and Mrs. Marvin (Rosie) Derryberry.
A daughter, Evelyn died as an infant. Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Adolf, Frank and John Kubena; and a sister, Agnes Fojtik.
Serving as pallbearers were Eddie, Larry G. and Thomas Pytlovany, Michael Baca, and Charles and Kenneth Hartensteiner.
Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1986
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Pytlovany, Hermina "Minnie" (Janacek)
Final Rites for Mrs. Pytlovany, 66, Held Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Anton Pytlovany, 66, lifelong resident of this vicinity, were held Sunday morning, Feb 21, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with continued services at St. Michael's Church.
Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Msgr. Anthony Drozd was assisted in the services by Rev. Clarence Leopold who recited the mass.
Mrs. Pytlovany died at her home near Weimar at 3 o'clock Friday morning, after three months' serious illness. She had been in failing health the past 16 years.
The former Miss Minnie Janacek, daughter of the late Frank and Veronica Janacek, she was born Feb. 3, 1888 at Holman. She was married to Mr.Pytlovany Jan. 13, 1919. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers Society.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Joe Fojtik and Miss Rosie Pytlovany, both of the Weimar area; a brother, Joe Janacek of Weimar; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her six nephews, Emil, Herman, Willie and Raymond Janacek and Rudolf and Henry Hercik.
Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1954
Funeral Services Held Jan. 18
Rosie Pytlovany, 79, of Weimar died Thursday, Jan. 16 at Columbus Care Center.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Jan. 18 at St. Michael Cemetery with Rev. John Bily officiating.
Miss Pytlovany was born Sept. 18, 1923 to Anton C. and Hermina "Minnie" Janacek Pytlovany. She attended Live Oak School.
She was a resident of Weimar her entire life, working as a farmer and a caregiver to her parents.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Adela Fojtik.
The Weimar Mercury, January 23, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck