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Sachs, Alwina (Engels)

Mrs. H. P. Sachs, 82, Dies In Hospital; Rites Here Today

Funeral services for Mrs. H. P. Sachs, 82, who died early Wednesday morning in Youens Hospital here, will be held at the local Evangelical & Reformed Church at 3 clock this (Thursday) afternoon, with interment In the Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. C. Emigholz will officiate, and Hubbard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements,

Mrs. Sachs had been ill for about a month and recently had undergone an operation.

The former Miss Alveina[sic] Engels, she was born March 28, 1871, near Weimar. Her parents were the late Bernard and Ernestine Quast Engels. She was married here July 21, 1880, to Mr. Sachs, who preceded her in death in 1933. They settled in Oakland at first, moving to Weimar in 1890. Mrs. Sachs was a member of the E&R Church. the Frauen Verein and Hermann Sons.

Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Wern of La Grange; four sisters, Mrs. Chas. Gerstenberg of Weimar, Mrs. Henry J. Laas of Columbus, Mrs. August Dahse and Mrs. Olga Guenther, both of Houston; two grandchildren, Mrs. Florence Salm of La Grange and George Wern of Round Rock; and one great-granddaughter, Linda Beth Salm of La Grange.

Pallbearers will be Henry Ed. Rabel, Norbert Stech, Edwin Koehn, Benno Rose, Otto Rose and Werner Hollien.

Weimar Mercury, January 29, 1954, page 1

Sachs, Herman P.

ANOTHER OLD TIMER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH HERE

One by one the old time citizens of Weimar are being claimed by Death. The latest of these to join that innumerable caravan gone on before was Mr. Herman P. Sachs, a resident of Weimar for the past thirty -nine years and at all times one of our most public spirited and enterprising citizens.

Mr. Sachs had been in ill health for the past several years. His illness was of a type that produced great suffering and no one except the patient and God himself will ever know the agonies this poor man endured through his many months of affliction. It became known several weeks ago that there was no hope for recovery for this good man, still when news of his death was wafted about our city early Saturday morning it caused many a pang of sorrow and deepest regret to pervade the hearts of all our people, for Mr. Sachs was truly a good and muchly beloved man.

His death occurred a few minutes after 11 o'clock Friday night. Funeral arrangements were made and the body transported to the Evangelical Church, where amid a great mass of people, mourning friends of the family, beautiful tributes were paid to deceased by Revs. Piepenbrok of Schulenburg and Meyer of Weimar, an appropriate song service was also held, participated in by members of the various choirs of the city. From the church the funeral assembly wended its way to the Masonic Cemetery, where all that was mortal of poor Herman Sachs was committed to the grave. Attendance at the funeral was about the largest ever witnessed at a similar gathering in Weimar, an ample manifestation of the love the people of this section had for this truly good man. And there were many sad and sorrowing hearts In that assembly!

Active pall bearers at the funeral were Messrs. F. J. Nitschmann, C. G. Schietinger, Ed Rabel, John Mozisek, Adolf Schindler, Henry Brasher, Henry Guenther, Sr, Anton Beck.

Deceased, Mr. Herman P. Sachs, was born in Germany May 19, 1866. He came to America at the age of 17 years, landing in Schulenburg Sept. 11, 1883. His work took him to Oakland, where he lived for a number of years, following the trade of blacksmith. On July 24, 1890, he was married to Miss Alvine Engels. Three children were born to them, two sons dying In infancy. One daughter, now Mrs. Hilda Wern, resides at La Grange.

In 1894, thirty-two years ago, he moved to Weimar to follow his trade of blacksmith. On March :1 1896 he accepted the Weimar agency for the San Antonio Brewing Association.

He was a man of public -spirit, being for awhile chief of the Weimar Fire Department, an alderman of our city; was one of the founders of the Weimar Evangelical church, served for twenty-five years on the board of trustees, and was often its president. He remained an active member of the church until the end, and one of his main grievances against his malady was that it prevented him from attending to his duties and services to his church. If we mistake not Mr. Sachs was also an almost life-long member of the Hermann Soehne Lodge.

During the last three years he was repeatedly laid law with severe attacks of pain. In spite of the best medical attention it soon became apparent that the deteriorating forces of the malady could not be checked. He passed away Friday night at the age of 67 years, 4 months and 11 days.

He leaves to mourn his departure his grief-stricken widow, his daughter, Mrs. Chas. W. Wern, two grandchildren. Florence and George Wern, one sister, Mrs. Christoph Kelky of Breslau, and numerous relatives and many, many friends.

"Blessed are they who sleep In the Lord, for they rest In peace, and their works follow after them".

The writer of these lines knew Herman Sachs when resided at Oakland, during the many years that elapsed after he moved to Weimar to become “one of us" and always felt that he was one of our best and truest friends. You always knew where Herman Sachs stood upon every question. He was outspoken for what he considered right and just, yet he tolerated the opinions of others, conceding that they, too, bad a right to their belief. This showed the greatness, the big heartedness of the man. He was a public spirited man at all times, generous to a fault, an honest, honorable, upright citizen, one who never tailed to do his part by his community or fellow-man, always "a man among men." He was true to his convictions as he was true to his friends, and those of us who knew Herman Sachs through the score or two score years he spent among us realize that one of the biggest and best citizens we ever possessed has passed from among us.

May God comfort his bereaved ones is our heartfelt prayer!

Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1933, page 1

Sachs, Herman P. jr.

Herman Sachs, jr., the 10-months-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sachs, died last Wednesday night of congestion, after a brief illness, and was buried Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery. This is the second child these fond parents have lost by death, and they are almost prostrated with grief. God pity and comfort them in their distress, is the sincere wish of THE MERCURY.

Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1895

Sachs, Oscar

Oakland Remarks

Died, Tuesday morning at 8 a. m. little Oscar Sachs, aged 8 months, infant and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sachs. The remains were interred at Weimar Wednesday.

Weimar Mercury, October 29, 1892

Sacksville, unknown

Post Specials: Eagle Lake, Tex., Feb. 16.--An old man by the name of Sacksville, who has been living on the river and supplying this market with fish for two or three years, fell dead upon he street this evening. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, February 20, 1897, page 8

Sadler, W. T.

The Citizen regrets to hear of the sudden death of Mr. W. T. Sadler, of congestion, at Dallas, on the 6th last. His wife, nee Miss Katie Moore, left here same day for Dallas. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 9, 1891, page 3

Saenz, Mary (Hernandez)

Saenz

Mary Hernandez Seanz, 69, of Markham, passed away March 30 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

She was born in Hempstead, March 2, 1935 to Guraldo and Ruby (Huerra) Hernandez. She was a member of World of Life church in Wadsworth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Adam R. Saenz; daughters, Annie Gill and Josephine Soto; sisters, Carmen Esparza and Lorenza Salazar, brothers, Cruz Hernandez and Santos Hernandez; and grandson, Donnie Rivera.

She is survived by daughters, Janie Rivera of Markham, Tammy Llanos of Eagle Lake and Vickie Carreon of El Campo; sons, Mingo Almos of Columbus and Martin Saenz of Brenham; brother, Bennie Hernandez of Columbus; 25 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted April 2 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Melvin J. Ryman officiating. Interment followed in Columbus City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Rivera, Freddie Rivera, Ben Rivera, Toni Rivera, Adam Saenz and Hector Certa.

The Colorado County Citizen, April 7, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Salas, Agnes Mary (Pesek)

Agnes Salas Funeral Service Held Aug. 12

Agnes Pesek Salas, 93, a longtime resident of Weimar, died Aug. 9 at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 12,. at St. Michael's Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Agnes Salas was born March 10, 1911 in Lavaca County to Frank and Mary (Hrubis) Pesek. She attended school at Novarad and later at St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Schulenburg.

She married Henry B. Salas on Nov. 14, 1933 in Schulenburg. Her husband preceded her in death in 1998. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Ann.

She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and an extraodinary[sic] homemaker.

She was a member of St. Michael's Church and a dedicated member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by two sons, James Sales and his wife Beuna of Houston and Frank Sales and his wife Bonnie of George West; and five grandchildren, Mark K. Sales and his wife Nancy of Dallas, Debra L. Elmore and her husband' Phil of Houston, Travis J. Sales and his wife Sandy of Houston, Paula Evans and her husband George of Corpus Christi and Laura Woodward and her husband, Alan of Three Rivers.

She is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren; Alexandra Sales, Marshall Sales, Harrison Sales, Katherine Sales, Emily Sales, James Sales, Noah Woodward, Amy Woodward, Hailey Woodward, Bonnie Evans and Jennie Evans.

She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Julie Pesek and Martha Pesek, both of Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were Mark K. Sales, Travis J. Sales, Phil Elmore, Alan Woodward, George Evans, and Noah Woodward. [Note: The name was spelled Sales when listing survivors. DA]

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 2004, page 2A

Salas, Henry Bohus

Salas

Funeral services for Henry Bohus Salas, 89 or Weimar were held Sept. 19 in St. Michael Catholic Church, Weimar, Rev. John C. Bily officiated with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Salas died Sept. 17. Born Feb. 27, 1909 in St. John, Mr. Salas was the son of Vince and Mary (Hajek) Salas. He was united in marriage with Agnes Mary Pesek Nov. 14, 1933 in Schulenburg. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church.

Surviving are his wife, Agnes Mary Salas of Weimar; two sons, James B. Salas of Houston and Frank H. Salas of George West; three brothers, Anton Salas of Holman, Ben Salas of Pledger and Eugene Salas of El Campo; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Mary Ann. Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar.

Fayette County Record, September 22, 1998
Submitted by Matt Cross

Salas, Mary Ann

Mary Ann Salas, 6, Cancer Victim, Buried Here Monday

A year of suffering came to an end last Saturday morning for little Mary Ann Salas, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Salas, when she succumbed to cancer at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church here Monday morning, June 15, the first anniversary of the day she became ill. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mary Ann was 5 and looking forward to her first year at school when she became ill June 15 1952. Her physician here sent her to Houston specialists, and a few days later she underwent an operation at St. Joseph's. After about six weeks treatment she was apparently cured, and shortly after her 6th birthday September 8 she started to school. In November she became ill again and had another operation, and since that time she had been hospitalized frequently. Her last stay at St. Joseph's was for seven weeks.

Mary Ann was the second Weimar child to die of cancer within the past year, and by a strange coincidence the other victim was the child of close neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rodgers. Gilbert Rodgers Jr., who died last December at the age of 4, first became ill just a month before Mary Ann.

Mary Ann is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Salas; two brothers. Frankie, who will be in the 10th grade next fall, and James, who has completed his first year at the University of Texas; and her grandparents. Mrs. Mary Pesek of Schulenburg awl Mr. and Mrs. James Salas of Bay City.

Weimar Mercury, June 19, 1953, page 1

Salas, Patricia (Sauceda)

Patricia Sauceda Salas

Patricia Sauceda Salas, 34, passed away January 2, at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

She was born on January 10, 1972 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Patricia worked in construction as a road flagger and was of the Catholic faith.

Patricia was preceded in death by her father, Juan Sauceda; and two sons, Jose Luis Zambrano and Ricardo Sauceda.

Survivors include her mother, Maria Eusevia Salas of Eagle Lake; daughter, Linda Zambrano of Detroit, Michigan; brothers, Isaac Sauceda, Martin Sauceda, Aristeo Sauceda, and Jose De Jesus Sauceda of Eagle Lake, and Roberto Sauceda of Mexico; and a sister, Martha Hernandez of Lissie.

Graveside services were held Friday, January 5 at 11a.m. with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Final arrangements were under the direction of Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 11th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Salazar, Eusebio

Esebio Salazar, 83, of Eagle Lake died Tuesday, June 14, 1994 in Eagle Lake.

Born March 5, 1911 in Alleyton, he was the son of Jose and Genoveva (Gonzales) Salazar. A lifelong Colorado County resident, he was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church of Eagle Lake and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was retired from the sand and gravel industry.

Funeral services were held Friday, June 17 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Father Gerard Cernoch of East Bernard officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Salazar's grandsons.

He is survived by his wife, Felipa B. Salazar of Eagle Lake; daughters and son-in -law Genevieve Guzman of Victoria and Elvira and Joe Barela of Bay City; sons and daughters-in-law Hipolito Salazar of Jerome, Mich., Jose A. and Mary Salazar of Del Rio and Billy Abel and Hortencia Salazar of Eagle Lake; 29 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Colorado County Citizen, June 22, 1994

Salazar, Jose

Jose Salazar

Funeral Services for Jose Salazar
One of the rnost prominent Mexican citizens of this section died in the Albert Sclfuhman Hospital at East Bernard Thursday night, when Joe Salazar, age 65, passed away. Salazar lived near Ramsey. Funeral services are announced for Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with interment in Lakeside Cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight; January 17, 1941
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Salazar, Juanita/Juana

HOSPITAL NOTES
(Dr. J. W. Waldrop)

Joe Salazar near Ramsey brought his daughter Juanita, 18 year old girl to the hospital Sunday evening, and was operated at 7 P M for acute appendicitis already ruptured. She showed signs of mprovement for the first twelve hours, after that she showed signs of worse. She was given blood poison serum at once then showed some improvement. As the drug stores in Columbus and Eagle Lake had no more serum for this kind of case, I had Joe D. Luna druggist at Eagle Lake to order more serum from the San Antonio Drug Co. by airplaane, but it arrived too late at 1 P M. She died at 2:05 P M Tuesday. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, January 19, 1933, page 1

Salcido, Adelaido

Man Drowns In Colorado At Garwood

A 32-year-old man picnicking under the Colorado River bridge at Garwood Sunday afternoon swam across the river, then drowned as he attempted a return trip. His companions, a Garwood family, watched helplessly as he went under several times.

The victim was Adeliado[sic] Salcido, a native of El Campo who lived in the Eagle Lake-Wharton area.

With him on the picnic were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cosarey, Mrs. Cosarey’s mother, and her sister, all of Garwood.

They were camped on the east bank. Salcido announced he was going to swim across and went in the water north of the bridge. After a brief rest on the west bank he plunged back into the water and had gone but a short distance when he appeared to be in trouble.

Mr. Cosarey said he tried to find a boat or some way to aid the drowning man as the river carried him toward the bridge. From the bridge Mr. Cosarey finally saw Salcido raise one arm high in the air and go down for last time.

In Garwood Mr. Cosarey found Deputy Sheriff Frank Wesselski, who called the fire department there and the sheriff’s office at Columbus. Game Wardens Leo Kohleffel and Sam Center also came to help. The fire department’s grapping[sic] equipment found Salcido’s body about 75 feet downstream from the bridge where it had caught on a trot line.

Garwood J. P. Hefner ruled the death accidental drowning. [Interment was in Lakeside Latin Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, July 3, 1969, page 1

Salguero, Julian

Salguero

Julian Salguero,74, of Columbus, died last Wednesday in Columbus Community Hospital.

Services were held Thursday at Henneke Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating. Henneke Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Mr. Salguero was born in Argentina on Jan. 28, 1914, the son of Victor and Dominga Patron Salguero. He married Angela Noma Alonso on Nov. 19, 1945. She preceded him in death on Jan. 29, 1987.

Mr. Salguero was an electrical and mechanical engineer. He was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Survivors include two sons. Hugo and Dario Salguero, both of Columbus; a daughter, Adriana Riles of Greenwich, Connecticut; a sister, Olga Ortiz of Argentina; three brothers, Elio, Leon and Arnaldo Salguero, all of Argentina, and three grandchildren, Lauren Salguero of Columbus and Evan and Eric Riles of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Colorado County Citizen, October 5, 1988, page 2

Salinas, David

SALINAS

David Salinas, 24 of Eagle Lake) passed away May 10, from injuries received in an auto accident near Egypt.

He was born on Nov. 8, 1976 in Eagle Lake to Faustino and Genevie (Sosa) Salinas. He has been a lifetime resident of our area and a member of the Rice High School Class of 1995. He was currently employed by Double L Flying Service and was a member of the Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in 'Eagle Lake.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Michael Wayne Salinas.

He is survived by his mother; sister, Christina Salinas; brother, Felix Salinas; niece, Felicity Salinas; and nephew, Faustino Salinas, all of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were conducted May 15 from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Winkler, pastor, Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity officiating.

Following Cremation,. interment will be held at a later date in Lakeside Latin Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, May 16, 2001

Salinas, Mauro S.

Mauro Salinas

Funeral services were held for Mauro S. SalInas February 6 at St. Anthony, Catholic Church with Father Brian Crookes officiating.

Interment was at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetary[sic].

Mauro S. Salinas, 79, was born March 20, 1904 in Pedres Negras, Mexico to Jose Maria Salinas and Delores Silva Salinas.

Mr. Salinas was a retired foreman for the gravel pit and affiliated with the Catholic Church. He was was a resident of the city most of his life.

Survivors are his niece, Delores Castillo of Columbus and his nephew, Michael Castillo of Columbus.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, March 15, 1984, page 2

Saline, Pete

Glidden

The many friends of Mr. Pete Saline will be very sorry to hear of his death, which occurred in the Santa Rosa hospital at San Antonio last Monday night of congestion of the bowels. He was sick only a few hours. Mr. Saline had been in the employment of the Southern Pacific at this place for a number of years in the car department During the past two years he has been connected with the transportation department and was on the east local, and had lately been transfered to the through freight service. He was on duty going west Monday and was taken sick at Luling. The train was dispatched to San Antonio without delay, where he was at once transferred to the hospital. He died three hours after his arrrival. Mr. Saline was certainly an exception among men, and was loved by all who knew him. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, and his loss will be greatly felt by all who knew him. The remains were brought here Tuesday night and interred at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery near Columbus Wednesday at 11 o’clock. The burial service was conducted at the residence of Mr. T. O. Folts by Rev. John E. Green of Houston, and at the grave by the Masonic order, of which he was a member. He also belonged to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen at San Antonio. Mr. Saline was a native of Sweden, and was 31 years old. Peace to his remains.

Messrs. Craig, Keith and Cook of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen at San Antonio accompanied the remains of Mr. Pete Saline here.

Weimar Mercury, June 10, page 7

Salladay, Charles Prentiss.

Charles P. Salladay Passes Away Early Thursday Morning

Funeral Services For One of Early Settlers Of Chesterville Held From Methodist Church Here This Afternoon.

Following an illness of several months, Mr. Charles P. Salladay, 71 years of age, passed away at his home in Chesterville at 5 o’clock Thursday morning.

The funeral services will be held this (Friday) afternoon from the Methodist church in Eagle Lake at 3 o’clock, with Rev. J. E. Morgan of Columbus, assisted by Rev. N. G. Ozment, local Methodist pastor, conducting the service. Mr. Morgan was pastor for the Chesterville church, when he was stationed here twenty-five years ago, shortly after Mr. Salladay had located at Chesterville. [Interment made in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

The active pallbearers were Walter Adams, O. E. Sinclair, P. E. McLain, L. E. Bodle, L. O. Clark and Anton Backus.

Mr. Salladay was born in Albion, Indiana, his father being Samuel Harrison Salladay and his mother Marianna Russell Salladay. He was married 37 years ago in Streator, Illinois, to Miss Susan Atherton of that city, who with their two sons, George H. and Russell A. Salladay, survives. One son, Charles Prentis died at the age of eighteen months in Davenport, Iowa, before the family moved to Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Salladay moved to Texas from Davenport, Iowa, in 1904, locating at Chesterville, where they have continued to make their home. Mr. Salladay at once engaged in the general merchandise business at Chesterville in partnership with C. S. Maltby, the firm name being Salladay and Maltby. Following Mr. Maltby’s death, Mr. Salladay continued the business alone until the time of his death, and for many years has been postmaster at Chesterville. He engaged in rice farming in his second year here, and has continued to follow that line of business.

Mr. Salladay suffered a severe attack of influenza in February, and since that time has gradually grown weaker. However, he was confined to his bed only during the past month. He was able the day before his death to arise from his bed and walk to the door of his home and take a look at the outside. “Everything looks just the same,” he remarked, “but I won’t be here much longer.” He realized that the end was near and said that he was ready for the call of his Master.

In the passing of Charles P. Salladay, Colorado County has lost one of its best citizens, for he was a good man – a gentleman. His honesty of purpose was never questioned. He was a friend. His heart was warned by the noble virtues praised by God and loved by men.

As the spirits of the just made perfect on high scan the pages that tell of those who lived and wrought in the little community of Chesterville, they will pause and read with joy the lines that record the lifework of Charles P. Salladay, and no doubt that great company of the blest will say, “Here, truly was a man whose heart-beats echoed the heart-beats of the Master and whose hand, like His, lifted from his fellows every burden that it could.” He has left a record for service that sought not altogether his own, for he looked not to a gathering that he might hold and enjoy, but rather to a scattering that those whose lives touched his might find earth’s pilgrimage more thickly settled with the jewels of comfort, cheer and happiness. It is great to leave a record like this when one steps from the shore of Time to the silent barge that bears him to Eternity – and truly it is. It is great to live so unselfishly and so well that when life ends, friends stand beside the casket and say “I have lost a friend.” It is great for one to have scattered the flowers of love with a lavish hand that when the heart is numb and the hand is cold flowers come as tributes of holy love from hearts that have been gladdened and blessed because he lived, ant to his loved ones he leaves a proud heritage that cannot vanish and which time can never tarnish – a good name.

The Headlight joins with all of the people of the entire community in extending to Mrs. Salladay and the two sons, and all others who are bowed down in grief, sympathy deep and sincere.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 22, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Salladay, Winnie (Campbell)

Mrs. Winnie Salladay Dies Friday

Friends throughout the area were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. George (Winnie Campbell) Salladay, a resident here for most of her life.

Mrs. Salladay passed away Friday, January 19th in the Columbus Convalescent Home at 6 a.m. after two years of residence there. She had been an invalid for the past fifty-five years.

Services were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home last Sunday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. followed by interment in the Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. David Edgar, pastor of the Colly Memorial United Methodist Church, officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were Edgar Adkins, R. P. Wilcox, Lonnie Sommerlatte, Lloyd Spalinger, Jay Anderson and W. H. (Bill) Harrison. Miss Ophelia Johnson rendered favorite hymns on the organ.

Mrs. Salladay was born on August 18, 1897 in Minneapolis, Kansas. She moved with her parents, W. S. and Melvina Campbell in 1906 to the family place four miles east of Eagle Lake where she remained until going to the convalescent home.

She was united in marriage to George Salladay at her home on April 9th, 1917. He preceded her in death on July 20, 1966.

Surviving are a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. (Bill) Salladay of Eagle Lake and their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Allen and children Annie and Russell of Austin.

Mrs. Campbell[sic] was a member of the Colly Memorial Methodist Church. Although she had spend the past fifty-five years confined to a wheel chair, she was one of the most cheerful people one could ever meet and she was loved by all who were fortunate enough to have known this fine lady. While her activities were limited, she took great interest in her community, in state, national and world affairs.

She shall be missed dearly by her loved ones and friends.

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

Salvador, Americo "Sal"

Salvador

Americo “Sal” Salvador, 84, of Columbus, passed away Nov. 10 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born to Lorenzo and Mary (Cerocchi) Salvador in Williams-port, Penn., Sept. 8, 1926 and married Dorothy Duffy, Oct. 13, 1951. He was a retired grocery store manager and produce clerk at Brookshire Brothers. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Anna Salvador.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry A. Werland Sr., of Columbus; grandsons, Larry A. Werland II, Jeremy Lynn Werland and Jeffrey Adam Werland, all of Columbus; and sister, Vilma Caschera of Williamsport, Penn.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 14 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. No burial is scheduled.

Colorado County Citizen, November 16, 2010

Salvador, Dorothy E. (Duffy)

Dorothy E. Salvador, 78 of Columbus passed away Nov. 24 at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born May 14, 1924 to Theodore and Mary Louise (Shosenny) Duffy in Indianaplis, Ind. She married Americo D. Salvador on Oct. 13, 1951.

She was a resident of Columbus for the past 13 years and a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Joseph Duffy; sister, Catherine Lawson; and brother-in-law, Tom Lawson.

She is survived by her husband, Americo D. Salvador of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Larry A. Werland, Sr. of Columbus; grandsons, Larry A. Werland II, Jeremy Lynn Werland and Jeffrey Adam Werland; and nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Colorado County Citizen, December 4,2002

Samora, Manuel Jr.

Manuel Samora, Jr.

Manuel Samora, Jr., 88, of Wharton passed away Monday, December 17, at Gulf Coast Medical Center.

He was born in Corsicana, Texas on August 27, 1919 the son of the late Manuel Samora, Sr. and Rafaela Samora.

Mr. Samora was a resident of Eagle Lake since 1952. He married Mary Rivera on June 2, 1945 and she preceded him in death on March 12, 2004.

He was a ranch hand and an outdoorsman who enjoyed working with cattle.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 20, at the Chapel of the Wharton Funeral Home with John Singleton officiating. Cremation followed the service.

Survivors include daughters, Odelia Galvan and Betty Soto both of Eagle Lake; sons, Donald Samora of Eagle Lake and David Samora and wife, Janie, of Garland; sister, Angela DeLeon of Porter, Texas, brothers, Peter Samora of Florida, Jimmy Samora of San Antonio, John Samora, and Paul Samora both of Victoria. Numerous grandchildren also survive.

If desiring, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 204 Second Street, Wharton Texas 77488.

Funeral services are under the direction of the Wharton Funeral Home.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 27, 2007, page 4

Sanchez, Rosendo

Rosendo Sanchez, 82, of Eagle Lake, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1994, in an Eagle Lake hospital.

Born Aug. 30, 1912, in Luling, he was the son of Severo and Ramona (Galindo) Sanchez. He had been a resident of Eagle Lake for most of his life and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mr. Sanchez was a veteran of World War II, where he served with the Army Air Corps.

Memorial services and mass were held Nov. 26, in Eagle Lake at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Following cremation interment was in the Urn Garden of Lakeside Cemetery. Committal services were to be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Mr. Sanchez is survived by his brother, Anciento Sanchez of Houston and a host of nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

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Sandham, Reginald D.

R. D. Sandham

Funeral services for Reginald D Sandham were held from Henneke Funeral Home Jan. 23, with Rev. Clarence James officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mr. Sandham, a resident of Sweetbriar Nursing Home, died in Columbus Community Hospital Jan. 21, at the age of 83.

Born in New York City Sept. 18, 1892, he was a retired civil engineer and chief structural designer, for the City of Long Beach, Calif. where he resided for 47 years.

He was a graduate of Liverpool University, Liverpool, England, and was married to Alma Marie Turner Oct. 25, 1927. He had resided in Columbus 5 months.

In addition to his wIfe, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Theresa Morris of Austin; 2 nieces, Mrs. T. W. Kotzebue of Columbus and Mrs. Ronald Ready of Puerto Rico and a half niece, Mrs. Alma Louise Gillman of Austin.

Pallbearers were David Kotzebue, Raymond Klaus, Jimmy Seymour, Sam K, Seymour III, W. A. Kuchar and J. E. Meismer.

Henneke Funeral Home was In charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, January 29, 1976, page 2

Sandmeyer, Edward Julius

The death of County Judge E. J. Sandmeyer last Sunday at Columbus of brain fever, was indeed very much regretted by his numerous friends in Weimar and throughout the sate. Mr. Sandmeyer was formerly connected with the Stafford bank at Columbus, was a fine lawyer, scholar and gentleman, possessing friends wherever known, and his untimely death is a sad blow to those who knew and admired him. He was buried at the Odd Fellows’ cemetery in Columbus Monday afternoon, a large concourse of friends being present to witness the last sad rites. He leaves an aged mother, and a number of small children, to whom our sincere sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, October 19, 1895

Sandmeyer, Julius F.

THE MERCURY regretted to hear of the death of Mr. J. F. Sandmeyer, an aged and respected citizen of Columbus, which occurred in that city Thursday of last week. He was a kind-hearted, generous, noble man, and he will be sadly missed by his many friends throughout the county. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows' Rest]

Weimar Mercury, October 30, 1892

Sandmeyer, Martha Virginia (Harrison)

Mrs. Jennie Sandmeyer, wife of County Judge E. J. Sandmeyer of Columbus died Saturday morning at the family residence in that city, after a long and painful illness. She was a most excellent lady, a consistent christian, a devoted wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Her remains will be laid to rest today (Saturday) at the cemetery [Odd Fellows Rest] in that city. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved husband and relatives in the sad loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, January 12, 1895

Sandmeyer, Matilda (Gehrke)

Post Special: Columbus Feb. 10,-Mrs. Matilda Sandmeyer died at her home in this city yesterday afternoon. She has been an invalid several years, and, though expected at any time, her death has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends of the family. Mrs. Sandmeyer was born in West Prussia February 20, 1837, She was married to :Julius F. Sandmeyer at Frelsburg, in this county, in 1854, and has resided in Columbus since that date. They had one son, Judge E. J. Sandmeyer, who died in 1895. When Columbus was a frontier town her husband conducted the foremost mercantile establishment west at the Brazos and accumulated lands and cattle. She is survived by her sister., Mrs. Kunze, and by six grandchildren. The funeral was held at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Odd Fellows Rest, conducted by Rev. T. J. Windham of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, February 16, 1907

Sandmeyer, Robert H.

LITTLE ROBERT, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Sandmeyer, aged one year, after a painful illness of many days, expired on Sunday night. His remains were followed to the cemetery on Monday afternoon by a large concourse of relatives and friends of the bereaved parents. A fair, sweet hope that brightened and blessed and beautified the lives of those who cherished it, has set in a starless night, and though it dawns in transcendent beauty upon some other shore, no gleam of it radiance can pierce the gloom that envelopes the mourners here. And tortured hearts, in agony too deep for utterance, sink down in mute despair beneath the blow. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado Citizen, October 16, 1884

Sandow, K.

Another Horrible Crime Committed Near Eagle Lake

Daily papers of last Friday morning contained details of a most horrible murder committed about nine miles below Eagle Lake. between that city and Garwood. The murder was undoubtedly committed Tuesday of last week, although the body of the murdered man, afterwards identified as K. Sandow, a vegetable peddler of Houston, who was en route home from San Antonio, was not discovered until late Thursday evening.

The man's truck was first noted by the side of the road late Tuesday and the body was found cold in death by Geo. W. Keith, near his farm, concealed in some bushes, late Thursday evening. It is evident the man was forced off the main highway from Houston to San Antonio, taken from his truck and shot to death then robbed of his money. as his pockets were turned inside out.

The murdered man was seen and recognized at Helmcamp's filling station in Schulenburg Tuesday, afterwards being seen at a filling station in Alleyton. At the last named place two rough looking men were with him, and he seemed to be fearful of them. It is believed these men forced him at point of pistol to leave the main highway, after which they murdered him.

One arrest was made a few days ago. but the party was released, as it was evident he had no connection with the crime. So far there is no clue to the murderers. The murdered man was of Japanese nationality.

Weimar Mercury, October 24, 1930, page 1

Sandusky, Genevieve "Susie" (Hutchinson)

Genevieve (Susie) Sandusky, 87, of Columbus, died Thursday, April 7, 1994, in Columbus.

Born Aug. 5, 1906 in Lincoln, KS, she was the daughter of George E. and Sarah Elizabeth (Young) Hutchinson. On Aug. 17, 1930, she married Ira B. Sandusky. She was a 28-year resident of Columbus and a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 9, at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with Lynn Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Dr. L. Roger Knight, Gus Miller, Trey Barfield, Allan Hill, Glen Pitchford and J. W. lively.

Mrs. Sandusky is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Todd (Shirley) Barfield of Columbus; sister, Mrs. William Upson of Hutchinson, KS; grandchildren Paige Lopez of Ft. Worth and Trey Barfield and wife Lyzette of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Caleb and Abigail Lopez of Ft. Worth.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Sandusky, Ira B.

Ira Sandusky Dies After Heart Surgery Saturday

Funeral services were held in Columbus Funeral home Monday for Ira B. Sandusky, father of Mrs. F. T. Barfield, who died in Hermann Hospital in Houston Saturday after undergoing open-heart surgery. He had been in frail health for sometime and had retired from his pastorate with the Church of Christ. Pastor Falvey Conley of Austin officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Sandusky had moved to Columbus only last June from Indio, California. He was born in Liberty, Ky., Oct. 8, 1902. He and Mrs. Sandusky had lived in California for a number of years. Mrs. Barfield is their only child. Two grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were: Terry Hill of New Orleans; W. A. Brown, Port Lavaca; Ernest Gribble, Temple; F. T. Barfield, San Antonio, and Clayton Nichols, Thurmond West, Dr. W. T. Youens and Jack Hamm of Columbus.

The Colorado County Citizen, November 25, 1965
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Sanford, Del

Sanford

Brother Del Sanford, age 67, of Sheridan. Texas, moved "away from the body and at home with the Lord" on Thursday, December 13, 2007, from Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Born March 29, 1940, in Pawnee, Oklahoma, to the late Louis A. and Stella M. Sanford, Del married Shirley Brandenburg of Ralston, Oklahoma, on March 19, 1960.

Del was a faithful minister of the Lord for the past 23 years, the last 18 of which he served as Pastor of New Life Fellowship in Sheridan, Texas. Along with his active ministry life, Del took joy in his marriage with Shirley for 47 years and in their 5 children and 11 grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank Methodist Hospital Transplant Team of Houston, and in particular Dr. Guillermo Torre, for their exceptional care and heartfelt service these past 14 years.

Del is survived by his wife Shirley Sanford of Sheridan, their five children, Debbie Ware and Stacy of Schertz, Texas; Shelly Sanford of Houston, Texas; Sheryl Sanford Anderson and Susan of Portland, Oregon; Gayle Thornton and David of Magnolia, Texas; Patty Buegeler and Darrin of Freeport, Texas; their 11 grandchildren, Jason Werner and Darlys, of College Station; Shawn Ware and Bryan Ware of Schertz; Robin Bludau of Houston; Stacey Kubena of New Braunfels, Texas; Kennedy Sanford Anderson of Portland; Heather Casey of Magnolia; Krystal Ramos and Albert of Seguin, Texas; Amber Buegeler and John Buegeler of Freeport; one sister, Cora Wiggs of The Colony, Texas; good friend and brother-in-law Pat Brandenburg and Louise of Fairfax, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Sharon Binkley and Jim of Ralston, Oklahoma; brother-in-law Chuck Brandenburg; and numerous other friends and family. Del was preceded in death by his parents, and his three brothers, John Thomas Sanford, Louis A. Sanford, and Melvin Sanford.

Services were held at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas on Saturday, December 15th at 3 p.m. with viewing beginning at 2 p.m.

Graveside services were Monday, December 17th at 2 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Ralston, Oklahoma.

We wait for the day when we will rejoice with Del in "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast...."

Colorado County Citizen, December 19, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Sanford, Falba Olivia

Sanford

Miss Falba Olivia Sanford, age 85; passed away September 19 at the Buckner Manor Nursing Home in Houston.

Funeral services were held September 21 at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Melburn Sibley, pastor of First Baptist Church in Eagle Lake officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Miss Sanford was born March 4, 1900 in Lomita to Lawrence Norvell Sanford and Julia Swinney Sanford. She moved to Eagle Lake in 1958 and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake.

Miss Sanford had been a Houston resident since 1967.

Miss Sanford was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Tyra Feik of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Melva Taylor of Ft. Worth; four brothers, Milton Sanford of Shrieveport[sic], La., Rodney Sanford of Killmichael, Mississippi, L. E. Sanford of Pasadena, and Kenneth Sanford of Kinder, La; many nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, September 26, 1985

Sargent, Emanaline E.

After long and most patient suffering, Mrs. E. E. Sargent, consort of Captain R. D. Sargent, died Tuesday afternoon at 4:30, at their home in Weimar. Mrs. Sargent was born in Itawamba county, Miss., Sept. 30, 1840, was married to Captain Sargent April 24, 1880, and came to Texas many years ago. This devoted lady was a consistent member of the Baptist church, and tried to emulate the example of her Savior, while confined to her room for several years. No one ever beard her complain. When her friends visited her she never referred to her suffering unless asked, but always had a smile for her visitors and had a word of comfort for them in their sorrows. Near the end she turned smilingly to her friends and said, 'You are so sweet and kind, to try to keep me here, but, oh, I want to go so bad." When referring to her husband’s sorrow the tears would course down her cheeks. She leaves a sister, in the Indian territory, and her husband, to mourn her loss. The remains were interred in the Masonic cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, after a beautiful ceremony by Rev. T. O. Sallee of Waelder, which was held in the Baptist church building, The Mercury, with others friends, extends to the old veteran of the Lost Cause, whose head is now siIvered over with the frost of time, its deepest sympathy in his sorrow and loneliness, May God uphold and comfort him. K. M. B.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1905, page 4

Sarkozy, Joseph “Joe” Frank Jr.

Sarkozy

Joseph (Joe) Frank Sarkozy Jr., 89, passed away at Columbus Community Hospital March 19.

His parents, Joseph Frank Sarkozy Sr., and Emma (Malecanek) Sarkozy emigrated from Hungary to East St. Louis, Ill., which was then a Hungarian community. He was born there on Feb. 20, 1915. He attended parochial school before graduating from Mt. Olive High School. Prior to World War II, he served in the Illinois National Guard. When World War II began, he joined the United States Army, serving in the 17th Cavalry. At that time the Cavalry still had horses. He eventually performed motorized reconnaissance under the command of Gen. George S. Patton in the Allied European Theater from Normandy to Germany, attaining the rank of captain.

After honorably serving his country, he briefly worked for the Royal Typewriter Company. He began his career with Shell Chemical as an electrician and retired from Shell Oil Company after 35 years in 1984. He and his wife purchased land in this area, built their home and moved here in 1982. In Columbus, he was president of the American Association of Retired People Chapter. In Weimar, he was life member and commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5875, commander of American Legion Post 259, worshipful master of Masonic Lodge 423, where he received the Golden Trowel Award, member of Colorado Valley Shrine Club where he served as ambassador to Arabia Shrine Center in Houston. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, KCCH, and a member of Arabia Shrine Center in Houston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Jeannie Becker.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lu Sarkozy; sister and brother-in-law, Lou and Trice Newman; daughter Peggy Williamson; step-daughter Candace Walker; step-son Keith Koski and wife Theresa; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted March 23 at Weimar United Church with the Rev. Karen Nelson officiating. Interment followed at Weimar Masonic Cemetery with military and Masonic honors.

Pallbearers were Elliott Koehn, Charles Trefny, Ben Sustr, Glen Vornsand, Leon Hattermann and Kervy Kahlden.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the VFW, American Legion, all Masons, Shriners and all members of Weimar United Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Weimar United Church or the charity of your choice.

The Colorado County Citizen, March24, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Sassin, Annie (Osina)

Annie Sassin Funeral Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Sassin, 91, of Weimar were held Monday, Feb. 23, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Sassin, a lifelong resident of this area, died Saturday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born March 23, 1895,at Holman, she was a daughter of John and Johanna (Hluchanek) Osina. She was married to Theofil Sassin on Oct. 19, 1290, at Holman. He died June 17, 1974.

Mrs. Sassin was a member of St. Michael's Church, the KJZT and Christian Mothers.

She is survived by one daughter, Georgie Kossa of Ammannsville; two sons, John Sassin and Willie Sassin of Weimar; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one sister, nine brothers and one granddaughter.

Serving as pallbearers were Edward Kossa of Dayton, John Kossa of Alice, David Sassin of Rosenberg, Larry Kram of Houston, James Sassin of Austin and Joseph Sassin of Katy, all grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Sassin, Eddie

Young Eddie Sassin Drowned

Eldest Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sassin Loses Life in Colorado River

Sunday afternoon a crowd of young boys of our city went bathing in the Colorado river, about a mile east of the Geo. Brandt residence, and about seven miles northeast of this city. The river was on a rise a the time. Young Eddie Sassin and his brother, Victor, were among the number who decided to go in bathing , altho' neither could swim. We are told that they were warned to keep out as it was not considered safe. Wading slowly in the muddy waters, they apparently did not realize their danger. We understand that young Victor Sassin first got into a deep "step-off." As he went under and was struggling, his brother, Eddie, although himself unable to swim promptly went to his rescue. Both boys went under, but Eddie, so we are told, never came to the surface again. Victor was struggling and in a drowning condition, when a young man named Walla jumped in and managed to drag him out. The alarm was given and soon scores of men and boys were endeavoring to locate poor Eddie's body. The search continued all afternoon and night, but without results. Monday morning a large crowd went out from town and the search was renewed. Every known means of locating a drowned body was resorted to, but it was not until nearly noon that Jos. Knebel, while patrolling the banks of the river about a mile and a half from the spot where the boy was drowned, found him lying against a sandbar on the opposite side of the stream, the body partially submerged. Word was quickly sent to the others and the body soon afterward was brought to town, where it was taken in charge by Undertaker Klockmann and prepared for burial.

The funeral took place Tuesday morning from the family residence to St. Michael's Cemetery, services being conducted by Rev. J. Szymanski. The funeral was largely attended, and there were many expressions of sympathy for the bereaved parents, who so suddenly and unexpectedly have been deprived of a bright and loving son.

Young Eddie Sassin was an unusually bright, good boy. Throughout vacation he was employed at the store of Horak & Vacek, where his services were highly regarded both by the firm and their customers. Eddie was one of the young men from this city to go to the Citizens' Military Training[sic] Camp at San Antonio, and he had returned from said duties but a week prior to his death. Losing his life in an effort to save a younger brother proves that he was a hero in every sense of the term. His playmates and friends everywhere will sure miss his cheery presence.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in the heavy and irreparable loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, September 7, 1823

Sassin, John V.

John V. Sassin Funeral Services Held April 1

John V. Sassin, 77, of Weimar died March 29 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. Funeral services were held April 1 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Offertory gifts were presented by granddaughters Kelly Sassin and Alexa Sassin escorted by Clara Holub. Son Frank Sassin gave the eulogy. Interment followed in St. Michael Cemetery.

He was born Aug. 6, 1922 in Holman to T. J. Sassin and Annie Osina. He married Viola Holub on June 10, 1946 in St. John Catholic Church in Ammannsville. He served his country in the Army Air Corps from 1942 until 1946.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, American Legion Post 259 and Knights of Columbus., fourth degree.

He was a shop foreman at Brasher Motor Co. and a resident of this area for 50 years.

Survivors include: his wife, Viola of Weimar; sons, Johnnie Sassin of Austin, Frank Sassin and wife Jennifer of Houston, Joseph Sassin and wife Sherry of Katy and James Sassin and wife Allison of Austin; sister, Georgie Kossa of Ammannsville and sister-in-law Lorine Sassin of Weimar; and seven grandchildren, Mark and Kelly Sassin of Austin, Nick Sassin of Georgetown, Gabe Sassin of College Station, Alexa Sassin of Katy and John and Jordan Sassin of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Willie Sassin and brother-in-law, Jerome Kossa.

Pallbearers were: nephews, Tommy Holub, David Sassin and Mike Kossa; and grandsons, Gabe Sassin, Nick Sassin and Mark Sassin.

Weimar Mercury, April 20, 2000

Sassin, Lorene (Williams)

Lorene Sassin Funeral Services Held Jan. 19

A funeral Mass was conducted by Father John Bily at St. Michael's Church on Jan. 19 for a life long resident of Weimar, Mrs. Lorene (Williams) Sassin.

Burial was at the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Lorene was born on Oct. 18, 1927 in Weimar to Neta Clare (DeFoor) and Walter W. Williams.

She passed away on Jan. 16 at the age of 78.

Lorene's education started in the Weimar Public Schools and she graduated from Weimar High School in 1947.

She continued her education at Southwest Texas in San Marcos earning her teaching certificate.

She used that certificate to teach at the Svetlo School just southwest of Weimar. Some of her fondest memories were of her students at that school.

She was a past grand-regent and member of the Catholic Daughters and a current member of the Red Hat Ladies.

Lorene was a "people person" so when she decided to sell Avon Products she excelled as a sales representative for over 33 years.

As many people in the Weimar community knew, Lorene loved to drive her car, even if the route was the same everyday.

She truly enjoyed the countryside of her town! The horses, cows, donkeys, Clydesdales and hay meadows were some of the things she talked about continuously, not to mention her latest cat, B. C. who was a constant companion and still waits for her return.

Lorene's husband of 49 years, Willie J. (Bill) Sassin, passed away Feb. 14, 1998.

She is survived by four daughters, Tracy Janak of Houston, Eileen Sassin of Weimar, Lois Sassin of Sugarland, Frances Ratliff and husband Jeff of Snellville, Ga.; one son, David Sassin and wife Leza of Weimar; and three grandchildren Angela Ballew and husband Charles of Cold Spring and their daughter, Ashlynn, the only great-grandchild; Kevin Cernoch and his wife Jennifer of Hutto and Sarah Anderson of Snellville, Ga.

She is also survived by her sister, Billie Arnold and husband Lloyd; brother, Wayne Williams and wife Jean; brother-in-law, W. O. (Sonny) Hoegemeyer; sisters-in-law, Geogia[sic] (Sassin) Kossa and Viola Sassin as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Ellen Marie Hoegemeyer; and brothers-in-law, John Sassin and Jerome Kossa.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Sassin, John Kossa, Matt Hoot, Michael Dalton, Edward Stoever, and Raymond Ramirez.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill (Doc) Rugeley, James Cernosek, Russell Raia, Richard Seifert, Jeff Ratliff, Charles Ballew, Kevin Cernoch, and Debbie Herring.

Music was provided at the services by nephew Jack Hoegemeyer of East Bernard (pianist) and Kari Ginn (soloist) of Schulenburg.

Readings were done by Jeff Ratliff, son-in-law. Special tributes were given by Richard Seifert, Tracy Janak and granddaughter, Sarah Anderson.

The Family sincerely appreciates all the special attention our mother received over the years as she was able to maintain her independence,as he white-haired lady in the Blue Buick!.

Weimar Mercury, January 26, 2006, page 2A

Sassin, Philomena (Vacek)

Final Rites for Mrs. Sassin, 84, Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mr. Philomena Sassin, 84, were held Sunday, May 4, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. John Muggivan officiated.

Mrs. Sassin died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, May 2, at the home of her daughter in Houston, where she had been staying since her illness began last Dec. 24.

Born April 30, 1885, in Ammannsville, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Vacek. She married Frank Sassin on May 12, 1908, and they moved to Weimar, where they spent the rest of their lives. Mr. Sassin preceded her in death Aug. 20, 1926.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. C. T. (Josie) Hill of Houston; two sons, William S. Sassin of Weimar and Victor J. Sassin of Wharton; three grandchildren, Wayne and Donald Hill of Houston and Carol Ann Sassin of Wharton; one brother, Julius F. Vacek of Weimar, and four sisters, Mrs. Steve Kasper of Weimar, Mrs. I. J. Mazoch of Granger, Mrs. Ed Horak of San Antonio and Mrs. Dora Sury of Houston. A son, Edward, died Sept. 2, 1923, at the age of 14; two brothers, Raymond and Maurie, and a sister, Cecelia, also preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Wayne and Donald Hill, Joe and Raymond Vacek, Emil C. Mazoch and Joe Kocurek.

Weimar Mercury, May 8, 1969, page 4

Sassin, Willie J. “Bill”

Willie J. Sassin Funeral Services Held Feb. 17.

This is a celebration of life for Willie J. (Bill) Sassin a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Bill went to the Lord peacefully and unexpectedly at the age of 70 on Feb. 14.

Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at St. Michael Church in Weimar. Interment followed at Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar.

He was born to Annie Osina and Theophil Sassin on Sept. 18, 1927 in Holman.

Bill began working at the age of 16 for Brasher Motor Co. in Weimar, where he retired after 47 years of dedicated service in 1991.

A master mechanic and "Mr. Fix-It," he also spent time doing some part-time ranching which he really loved.

He also had his farm-house cats as his friends.

Bill met and courted Lorene Williams of Weimar and they were married on May 18, 1948.

During their 49 years of marriage they raised five endearing children, four daughers[sic] and a son.

Bill leaves his loving wife, Lorene Sassin and daughters Tracy Janak of Houston, Eileen Sassin of Weimar, Lois Sassin of Richmond, Frances Ratliff and husband Jeff of Atlanta, Ga. and son, David Sassin and wife Leza of Weimar.

He is also survived by grandchildren, Angela Ballew and husband Charles, Kevin Cernoch and Sara Beth Anderson; brother, John Sassin of Weimar; sister, Georgie Kossa of Ammannsville; brother-in-law, Wayne Williams and wife Jean; sisters-in-law Ellen Hoegemeyer and husband Sonny and Billie Arnold and husband Lloyd; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Arlin Berger, Bruce Hromadka, Leroy Kainer, Jack Hoegemeyer, Johnnie Sassin, Raymond Ramirez, Eddie Kossa and James Kolek.

Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Bartos, Joe Orsak, Johnnie Kasper, Thomas Holub, Glen Hoegemeyer and Rev. Larry Holden.

Jack Hoegemeyer was organist and Nancy Rosenauer was soloist.

The family would like to thank the anonymous kidney donor who gave our husband and father the good and rewarding years he had the last years of his life.

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1998, page 2

Sauceda, Maria De La Cruz (Verduzco)

Sauceda

Maria De La Cruz Sauceda, 43, of Eagle Lake, passed away Nov. 30, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 14, 1961 to Carlos and Rosalba Martinez Verduzco and married Martin Sauceda June 30, 1990. She was a member of Catholic Parish of the Nativity Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

She is survived by her husband, Martin Sauceda, of Eagle Lake; father, Carlos Verduzco, of Beeville; sons, Martin and Marlo Sauceda, of Eagle Lake; sisters, Griselda Ramirez and husband, Felipe, of Beeville and Sylvia Villareal and husband, Adolfo, of Harlingen; brother, Carlos Verduzco Jr. and wife, Oneida, of Beeville; and close friends, Irma De La Garza, of Eagle Lake and Jose Samaniego, of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Catholic Parish of the Nativity Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed at The Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Isaac Sauceda, Aristeo Sauceda, Cristino Hernandez, Felipe Ramirez, Lupe Torres and Adolfo Villereal.

Colorado County Citizen, December7, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Sauceda, Maria Eusebia

Maria Eusebia Sauceda

Maria Eusebia Sauceda, 78, of Eagle Lake passed away on Sunday, September 20 in Sugar Land.

She was born March 5, 1931 in Austin.

Maria was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Martha Hernandez; sons, Isaac Sauceda, Aristo Sauceda, Martin Sauceda and Jose Sauceda; sisters, Teresa Salas and Ramona Salas; brothers, Jose Salas, Pablo Salas and Angel Salas; and 15 grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Prayer services were held Tuesday, September 22 at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 23 at 10 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Father Robert Guerra officiating. Burial followed at the Parish of the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Isaac Sauceda, Aristo Sauceda, Martin Sauceda, Homero Salderina, Christino Hernandez and Alvaro Tovar.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 1st, 2009

Sauer, Albert J.

Albert J. Sauer

Albert J. Sauer, 91, of Kingsland died on Thursday, July 16 at his home in Kingsland. He was born on December 5, 1896 in Gonzales, a son of the late Carl and Lydia Pogel[sic] Sauer. He was a member of the Kingsland Community Church and a retired barber, moving to Kingsland from San Antonio in the early fifties.

Funeral services were held from the Waldrope-Hatfield Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsland at 10 a.m. with Rev. George Belford and Rev. Fred Brucks officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. Monday at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Local arrangements under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Velma Harris Sauer, on July 9, 1987, a week prior to his death.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Galo of Laredo, and Cleon Sauer and Mrs. Jackie Vangunten, both of Dayton, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hattie Carter and Mrs. E. L. Longmire, both of Eagle Lake.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 23, 1987

Sauer, Velma Lorene (Harris)

Velma Lorene Sauer

Velma Lorene Sauer, 81, of Kingsland, died July 9. She was born on October 13, 1905 in Luling, a daughter of Tom S. Harris. She was a member of Kingsland Community Church; had retired as a supervisor for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. and had been a Kingsland resident since early 1950s, having moved from San Antonio.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 11 from Waldrope-Hatfield Chapel with Rev. George Belford officiating. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. July 11 at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Local arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Thomas Harris.

Survivors include her widower, Albert J. Sauer of Kingsland; three daughters, Elizabeth Galo of Laredo, Cleon Sauer of Dayton, Ohio and Jackie Vangunten of Dayton, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Elma Longmire and Mrs. Hattie Carter, both of Eagle Lake; eight grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 16, 1987

Scarborough, Sid

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

Little Sid. Scrborough, of Borden, after lingering upon the couch of pain for sometime, died last Saturday night. Our condolence is extended to the bereaved parents. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 24, 1882, page 3

Scates, Sarah (McMillan) Willson

Obituary.

Died, near Osage, Colorado county, Texas, April 26th, 1881. After a protracted illness, Mrs. SALLIE SCATES, consort of W. B. Scates, Esq. Mrs. Scates was born in Alabama in 1814, came to Texas in early life, and in 1848 was happily married to Mr. Scates, (a Texas veteran) by whom six children were born, five of whom are now living. It is but a just tribute to the memory of one whose life and character exhibited so many lovely and noble virtues, to say that few were her equal, and none, perhaps, excelled her. Passing through many of the hardships and privations of early Texas history in company with her devoted husband, with that calm, patient and hopeful spirit that so beautifully distinguished him for all the relations of life, she had learned to know and fully meet the sacred responsibilities of wife and mother. Of Mrs. Scates it may be truly said: "She was a true Christian," having professed religion at Osage, near which place she had lived for a number of years, and in the Cemetery at which place her remains were deposited. She made no ostentatious display of her piety. "Having received Christ" with retiring modesty and fidelity, she "walked in him," and while the beauty of her Christian character was seen and admired by all, yet it was in the sacred precincts of home and home life that the purity of her heart and life were seen and felt. Her life was exemplary, pure, consistent and triumphant. Now

"Calm on the bosom of thy God
Fair spirit rest thee now.
E'ven while in life thy footsteps trod.
His seal was on thy brow."

To the old, decrepit and deeply afflicted husband, and afflicted daughters, our heartfelt sympathies are tendered. [Originally buried Osage Cemetery, removed to State Cemetery, Austin]

M.G.J.

Colorado Citizen, May 1881
From the files of Dorothy Albrecht. Contact Rox Ann Johnson

 

Scates, William Bennett

Weimar

Death of a Texas Veteran

(Special Telegram to The News)

Weimar, February 21.-- Scates, W. B, an old Texas veteran, and one of the county's oldest residents,died here last night. He was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and took an active part in the early struggle for Texas liberty,
[Originally buried Osage Cemetery, removed to State Cemetery, Austin]

Galveston Daily News, 22 February 1882
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Schaefer, Oscar John Jr.

Oscar Schaefer Succumbs at 61 To Long Illness

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, July 27, at Weimar United Church of Christ, for Oscar John Schaefer. 62. who died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday in Youens Memorial Hospital.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Robert N Crawford officiated.

Mr. Schaefer had been under treatment for cancer for more than a year. His last stay in the hospital was for six days.

Born Dec. 14, 1908, at New Kickler, near Hallettsville, he was the son of Anton and Annie Appelt Schaefer. He married Miss Elsie Wendt here on Nov. 24, 1932, and they settled on a farm in the New Bielau area. They moved into Weimar 13 years ago.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Schaefer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. H. (Betty Ann) Wendt Jr. of Victoria and Mrs. John T. (Sarah) Gore of Kingsville; five grandvhilden and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Fertsch, Miss Lillie Schaefer and Mrs. Hilda Overgoner, all of Hallettsville, and Mrs. Philip Heiman of Victoria.

Mr. Schaefer’s mother died a week ago at Hallettsville. A brother, Herbert, died in March this year. His father died in 1958.

Weimar Mercury, July 30, 1970 

Schaller, Caspar

A man by the name of Caspar Schaller committed suicide here last Tuesday night by throwing himself in front of the switch engine and being run over. He was sick and without means, and was the day before he was killed, sent, at the expense of several citizens, to a place of comfortable abode, until he could recover from his illness. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, February 16, 1882, page 3

Schaller, Eugenia (Almond)

Mrs. A. C. Schaller of Glen Flora Dies

    Last rites were conducted Friday, May 19th by Pastor Lampe of El Campo and pastor Harold Tesch of Mission Valley in Victoria, for Mrs. A. C. Schaller, the former Eugenia Almond, a resident of Calhoun and Eagle Lake communities for a number of years.  She was a graduate of Eagle Lake High School with the class of 1926.  She attended S.W.T.S.C. at San Marcos and taught school at Calhoun and Sheridan and was principal of the Glen Flora School. 

     She was united in marriage with Alfred Schaller in July of 1932.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1965.  After his death she resided in Houston with a daughter for seven years.

     She was employed in Houston as head bookkeeper at Kresges and retired and returned to Glen Flora last year.

     She is survived by two daughters, Mary Jean Cassell, Mrs. Ada Frances Kiatta, both of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Martin of Dallas and Mrs. Nora Hambrick of Junction; three cousins, Mrs. Nancy Bricker, William Terrell and Theodore Burns.  Seven grandchildren also survive.

     She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wharton and was a faithful worker.  She was reported to be a good neighbor and spent much time helping others.

     She devoted much time in voluntary work at the Wharton Manor Rest Home and organized a sewing club there. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight May 25, 1972
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Schawe, Adeline

See Otto A. Schawe

Schawe, Albert

DEATH OF ALBERT SCHAWE

Albert Schawe of Nursery, Victoria county, died Monday night, after a long illness, and the remains were brought here Wednesday afternoon and laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery. Decedent was a son of Henry Schawe and a brother of Mrs. Chas. Fahrenthold of this city He was about 56 years of age, and leaves a widow and grown son. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1921, page 1

Schawe, Heinrich

WEIMAR LOCAL MATTERS

Henry Schawe, Sr., aged eighty-four years, died at his son’s residence in Weimar on the 6th inst. Mr. H. had been quite feeble for some time. He leaves an aged companion, and many relations, to mourn his loss. He was buried in Odd Fellows’ Rest, there to repose until the final summons.

Colorado Citizen, October 12, 1882

Schawe. Henry

AGED, HONORED CITIZEN PASSES TO HIS REWARD

MR. HENRY SCHAWE, LONG TIME CITIZEN OF WEIMAR, IS CLAIMED BY DEATH

At about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, the spirit of Mr. Henry Schawe, for many years a resident of Weimar, left its tenement of clay and passed unto its Creator, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Schawe had been in feeble health for the past few years, due to his advanced age, but kept up and about the greater part of the time until but a comparatively short time before his death. Being a man of steady habits, he had a remarkable constitution for one of his age, and his longevity is due in a great measure to this cause. Surrounded by family and friends, he quietly passed away, resigned and willing to go and meet those who had gone on before.

The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from the residence of his son-in-law, Chas. Fahrenthold, to the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor and were attended by a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

Mr. Schawe had lived in this city for many years. Of kindly, cheerful, friendly disposition, he ever had a pleasant greeting for all he met, and his presence in any assemblage was always welcomed. He was an honest, upright, good citizen, a man who had endured the hardships of early days in Texas, and who was ever willing to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate than himself. He had a splendid recollection of the early days of Texas, and it was a pleasure to listen to reminiscences he told.--of the struggles, hardships, and experiences of many of the early settlers of the Lone Star state. Mr. Schawe was an interesting character, the head of a large and prominent family circle, and his death has brought genuine sadness to the hearts of many citizens of this section.

An interesting sketch of the life of Mr. Schawe is given below, same being taken from a book entitled, “History of Southwest Texas.”

“Among the prominent and progressive German citizens of Colorado county, and one of its most extensive land holders, is Henry Schawe, who is now living retired from active pursuits in the thriving town of Weimar. He is a man of strong and intelligent convictions, possessing fine business tact and judgment, and by his wise investments and excellent management has become quite well to do. A son of the late Heinrich Schawe, he was born April 20, 1832, in Perleberg, Prussia.

“While living in the fatherland, Henry Schawe attended school very regularly, obtaining a substantial education, and also working as he had time on the home farm. Coming with his parents to Texas in 1847, he helped his father clear and improve a homestead in Brenham, remaining at home until attaining his majority. His father then presented him with a tract of land adjoining his own possessions, and for a short time he manage his farm successfully. Desirous of changing his occupation, Mr. Schawe sold out, and for four years was engaged in mercantile pursuits in Brenham. Disposing of his store and stock of goods, he then resumed farming, buying a tract of land near by, and there continuing until 1867. Selling that estate in 1867, Mr. Schawe, with his three brothers-in-law, bought three farms aggregating more than 300 acres, in Fayette county. Each of the partners had 175 acres as his own, the remainder of the land being held in partnership for a few years, when they sold out. Mr. Schawe was very successful in his agricultural labors, and at different times bought tracts of land in Fayette and Colorado counties. In 1879 he moved to a farm that he had purchased near Weimar and resided there for seven years. He then bought land in Victoria count, and was there profitably employed in agricultural pursuits for twelve years. He has since been a resident of Weimar, and retired from active labor although he is still an extensive land owner, having valuable tracts of land in Colorado and surrounding counties.

“Mr. Schawe married in 1857 Mary Merintz . who was born in Germany, a daughter of Karl Merintz, who emigrated to Texas with his family in 1854, settling in Washington county. Mrs. Schawe died in 1898. Of the union five childen were born, namely: Adeline, wife of Charles Fahrenthold, of Weimar; Adolph, residing in Victoria county; Frederika, wife of Dr. Eugene Potthast of Weimar; Albert, living in Victoria county; and Otto, who was a practicing physician, died at the age of 29 years.”

Weimar Mercury, February 24, 1922

Schawe, Mary (Merintz)

(See Otto A. Schawe)

Schawe, Otto A.

Dr. Otto Schawe, a well known physician of Ammannsville, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Schawe of this city, died suddenly at his home at Ammannsville Wednesday night. He was in apparent good health on that day. He came to Weimar that morning to see his mother, who was sick, remained until 4 o'clock in the afternoon, then returned home and went to see several patients, but kept up waiting on the sick until fully 11 o'clock p.m. Shortly after retiring for the night, his wife noticed him breathing heavily. She became alarmed and went to his side, but he was then in a dying condition, and lived only about ten minutes, his death being caused from heart failure. He was a young man of about 28 years, kind hearted, generous, with a large, practice, and the possessor of a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife and little daughter and many relatives and friends to mourn his death. His remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery this ( Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock. Our sincere sympathy is extended the family in its sad hour of bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1898

Weimar Local Matters

Dr. Otto Schawe of Ammannsville, whose parents and some other relatives reside here and whose boyhood home was here, died suddenly at his home at Ammannsville, Wednesday night of last week, about midnight. He had been in Weimar that day to see his mother, who was and is quite sick and scarcely expected to recover, leaving here for home late in the evening. About 11 o’clock that night he was waked by a party who came for prescription and medicine for a friend. The doctor attended to the matter, saying he would call the next morning if the patient were not better, and then retired again. In a short time his wife was awakened by his hard breathing. when she discovered that he was in a dying condition, and sent for a physician, who lived near; but Dr. Schawe was dead before the physician arrived. It is supposed that he died of heart failure. He was a young man, about 28 years old; left a widow and one child, Adeline, about two years old. Little Adeline had been sick with fever for several days when her father, died, and sad to say, her death occurred last Friday evening , about three hours after her father was buried here in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, where her remains were also laid to rest next morning (Saturday.) Dr. Schawe had a great many friends both here and at Ammannsville, and the funeral procession that followed his remains to the grave last Friday evening was a very long one. The little girl [Adeline] died at the residence of Mr. Chas. Fahrenthold in Weimar, having been brought here by her mother, when she followed the remains of her husband from Ammannsville. The hearts of all in this community are keenly touched with sympathy for the bereaved ones in their sad affliction.

Since writing the foregoing the death of Mrs. Marie [Mary] Schawe, wife of Mr. Henry Schawe and mother of Dr. Schawe, deceased, has occurred. She died Sunday evening, about 8 o’clock, and was buried there Monday evening in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery, where her son was buried last Friday and her little grand-daughter the next day, as before stated in these locals. She had been in bad health about sixteen months; was a lady of many noble qualities and had many friends. She leaves a husband and four children, two sons and two daughters, Her daughters, Mrs. Dr. Potthast and Mrs. Chas. Fahrenthold, reside in Weimar. Her two surviving sons, Adolph and Albert Schawe, live in Victoria county. A large assembly of mourning friends followed her remains to the cemetery. On account of three deaths in the same family within a few days the hearts of the community are melting with sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, August 4, 1898

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Scherbig, Herman

Last Rites Are Held Wednesday For Herman Scherbig

Funeral services for Herman Scherbig, 61, who died near his home at Alleyton Monday evening of heart attack, were held Wednesday morning at ten o’clock at Columbus Funeral Home. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest. Columbus Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Scherbig was born January 5th, 1879 at New Ulm, the son of William and Theresa Rippe Scherbig. He was a member of the Lutheran church and had been a resident of Alleyton 30 years. On August 16th, 1901 he married Miss Matilda Schultz.

He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs. Victor Witte of Cameron and two grandchildren, Victor and Lydia Marie Witte.

Pallbearers were Jack Leyendecker, Weldon Leyendecker, E. G. Miller, R. H. Meinert, Homer Kolba and Frank Miekow.

Colorado County Citizen, September 5, 1940
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schertz, Mary A. (Evanicky)

Schertz

Mary A. (Evanicky) Schertz, 80, of Frelsburg, passed away April 28 at Seton Medical Center in Austin.

She was born in Frelsburg, April 4, 1928 to Rudolf and Mary (Noska) Evanicky and worked as a cashier and homemaker. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg and St. Ann's Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Eddie Evanicky; sisters, Elsie Kubecka and Lydia Belota; and grandson, William Shupak.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and James Shupak of Weimar; sons and daughter-in-law, Anthony and Paulette Schertz and Gary Schertz and friend Shannon Barten, all of Frelsburg; sister, Bernice Warschak of Frelsburg; brother, Clarence Evanicky of El Campo; grandchildren, Michelle Thumann, Bradley and Sami Shupak and Nathan Schertz; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted May 1 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Leonard Evanicky, Kerry Neuendorff, Delbert Kulhanek, James Kubicek, Ewald Schertz and Donald Noska.

Honorary pallbearers were Bradley Shupak and Nathan Schertz

Colorado County Citizen, May 7, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Schertz, Mary (Kubicek)

Mary Schertz

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schertz of Frelsburg were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Henneke Funeral Home with continued services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

Rosary was said at the funeral chapel at 7:45 p.m. Monday with Rev. Edward Geiser officiating. Rev. Werner Bockholt officiated at a rosary said by the Altar Society at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Schertz died in Columbus Hospital Sunday.

She was born Dec. 8, 1901 at Frelsburg, a daughter of Frank and Amelia Pavlicek Kubicek. She was united in marriage to Ben Schertz who preceded her in death Mar. 6, 1957.

Mrs. Schertz was a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg area. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a member of the Altar Society.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Weldon Girndt, Fayetteville, and Mrs. Jerry Krenek, Clute; 4 sons, Hugo of Rosenberg, Anton of Frelsburg, Bennie of La Grange and Ewald J. of Frelsburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmer Eckerman, and Miss Frances Kubicek, both of Frelsburg; 2 brothers, Frank Kubicek and Joe Kubicek, both of Frelsburg; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Glenn Giestman, Frank Braden, Homer Kansteiner, Willie Mrkwa, Johnnie Kubicek and Justin Kubicek. [Interred at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen March 2, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Schetzing, Emma (Seydler)

Funeral Rites are Held Wednesday for Mrs. M. Schetzing

Mrs. Emma Schetzing wife of the late M. Schetzing, died Tuesday morning at her home in Weimar, at the advanced age of 82 years, 6 months and 6 days. She had been ill about six weeks.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, local Evang. Lutheran minister, officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Schetzing was a daughter of the late Frederich and Amalie Seydler, and was born at High Hill in Fayette County, January 12, 1862. She was united in marriage to M. Schetzing on August 27, 1888. The couple spent most of their married life in Weimar, where Mr. Schetzing conducted a jewelry store for over half a century. Mrs. Schetzing was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Weimar Mercury, July 21, 1944
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Schetzing, Magnus

Oldest Business Man in Weimar Passes Away at Age of 88; Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Magnus Schetzing, 88, Weimar's oldest businessman, whose death occurred at his home here last Tuesday, were held from the family residence Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. R. Uhlhorn, Evangelical pastor officiating. Addtional tribute was paid by Weimar's Fire Department of which the deceased had been a 54-year member.

The deceased was a native of Rendzburg, province of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where he was born Dec. 28, 1850, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Schetzing. There, as a youth, he was apprenticed as a watchmaker-jeweler. In 1881, emigrated to the United States, settling in the state of Virginia. He later moved to Marshall, Texas,.and moved from there to San Antonio, where he became associated with a pioneer jewelry firm. In 1885, he came to Weimar for a picnic. The next day, he decided to make the town his home, becoming one of Weimar's first businessmen. Until three months ago, he had continuously attended to his business of watchmaking-jewelry here.

On August 9, 1888 he married Miss Emma Seydler, who survives, in addition to a sister who resides in Germany.

He was a member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge and of the once flourishing Verein Froshinn Lodge, at one time Weimar's most active organization.

Interment was in the Weimar Odd Fellows' Cemetery.

In the passing of M. Schetzing, Weimar residents are unanimous in feeling that they have lost one of this town's most interesting and likeable characters. The he had a high regard for his town is evidenced by the fact that way back there in 1885, while in Weimar to attend a picnic, Mr. Schetzing decided he liked Weimar so well he'd just stay here. And he did. Since that time, fifty-four years ago, he had continured in business daily, earning the title of Weimar's oldest business man, in point of service as well as in years.

Intimate friends of the deceased declare that they never heard him speak ill of anyone--one of the highest tributes a man can pay another. Year after year, Mr. Schetzing attended to his own business, never meddling in another's. Most certainly, this was an admirable trait of character.

Mr. Schetzing was synonymous with Weimar. He arrived here when the town was a ten years old youngster. And he stayed here long enough to see it progress to a fine town with indications of every more outstanding progress.

The Mercury publisher joins with Mr. Schetzing's countless friends here in extending sincere sympathy to the widow of the deceased.

Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1939

Schietinger, Aline Leona (Loessin)

Aline Schietinger Funeral Services Held June 18

Funeral services for Aline Leona Loessin Schietinger, 87, formerly of Weimar and Bay City, were held Wednesday, June 18, 2003 in the United Church of Christ in Weimar.

The Rev. Karen Buck Nelson officiated. Choral music, celebrating the life of Aline Schietinger was provided by the Chorus Sine Nomine, Friendswood, Elva Ulbrich, director.

Interment followed in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery, Weimar. A luncheon was served at the church following the interment.

Mrs. Schietinger died Sunday, June 15, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

She was born in Weimar, Colorado County, Feb. 4, 1916, the eldest daughter of the late Georg Franz Loessin (1888-1967) and Emily Huebner Loessin (1895-1978).

Aline was baptized, confirmed and married in the Weimar United Church of Christ (then Evangelical Lutheran, later, Evangelical and Reformed).

She graduated from Weimar High School and the University of Texas at Austin as a home economics major.

She was the teacher of the one room Wildwood School near Weimar. On July 15, 1937, Aline married Harold Carl Schietinger, also of Weimar, at the United Church of Christ.

They lived in Weimar until 1943 before moving to Bay City, where they lived the rest of their married life.

Mrs. Schietinger was an active member of the First Methodist Church, Bay City, serving as pianist, Sunday School teacher, librarian, and kitchen committee.

She ran her own kindergarten for a time and was a long-term substitute teacher in the Bay City Schools.

She served as president of the PTA and was active in the Garden Club and the Community Concert Association.

She was a Brownie Scout leader and a founding member of Friends of the Library.

Mrs. Schietinger worked with young people most of her life, encouraging education and the arts.

She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Elva Ann and Georg Raimund Ulbrich of Friendswood and La Grange; a sister, Elva Anna Belt of Weimar; a brother, Lawrence George Loessin and wife Johnnie of Weimar; two grandsons, Karl Georg Ulbrich of Houston and David Raimund Ulbrich of Austin.

She is also survived by nephews James Henry Belt and wife Evelyn of California, Terry Belt ands wife Diane of Austin, Larry G. Loessin and wife Sophie of Austin, Mike M. Loessin of Weimar; niece Jenny Emily Loessin Grohmann and husband Clifford of Weimar; seven great nieces and nephews; five great-great nieces and nephews.

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

Pallbearers were Karl Ulbrich, David Ulbrich, Larry Loessin, Mike Loessin, Terry Belt, Clifford Grohmann, and Nathan Grohmann.

Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Loessin and Thomas Loessin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ, 403 W. Main, Weimar, Texas 78962

The Weimar Mercury, June 26, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Schietinger, Carl Gottlieb

Carl Schietinger Dies After Stroke

A heart stroke that occurred as he attended Sunday morning church services became fatal at 4:30 this (Thursday) morning for Carl G. Schietinger, prominent Weimar businessman for 36 years.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 4:30 at the Evangelical & Reformed Church here, with his pastor, Rev. C. Emigholz, officiating, and Rev. Walter J. Cartwright, Methodist pastor, assisting.

Interment will follow in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Hubbard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Stricken just as the 11 o’clock service was beginning at the Methodist Church, he was rushed to Youens Hospital, where shortly after his arrival he lapsed into a coma from which he never awakened.

He had been in ill health the past several years and had suffered one previous mild stroke, but he remained actively in control of the Sanitary Hatcher, a business for which he was known over most of Texas.

Leader in His Field

One of the country’s pioneers in the hatching of improved chicks, he had been in the business for nearly half a century. He was a charter member and past president of the Texas Baby Chick Association, he also was a member of the American and International poultry associations. At Comfort, Texas, where he had his first hatchery, he installed the first 6,000-chick incubator in Texas; in his early years here he was one of the first hatcherymen in Texas to begin blood-testing of chicks.

Native of Africa

Born in Keta, West Africa, Feb 28, 1884, he was the son of missionary parents. He attended school in Stuttgart, Germany, and when he was 21 came to America to study for the ministry, in Eden Seminary at St. Louis. In his first year, however, his doctor advised him to go West to improve his health, and that brought him to Comfort, the little German-settled community in the Kerrville hill country.

It was there he met and married Miss Margaret Albreicht in 1905.

Came Here in 1917

Coming to Weimar in 1917, he worked for the Boettcher company and five years later opened the Sanitary Hatchery. Expanding rapidly, the business at one time had nine branches in surrounding towns.

An active and generous supporter of every worthwhile community project here, Mr. Schietinger was a charter member of the Weimar Rotary Club, from which he had resigned in recent years in deference to his health, and a faithful member of the E&R Church.

Mr. Schietinger is survived by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Schietinger of Weimar; two sons, Harold of Bay City and Egbert of Montgomery, Ala.; and four grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, June 11, 1954, page 1

Schietinger, Harold Carl Julius

Schietinger Funeral Held Nov. 18

Funeral services for Harold Carl Julius Schietinger, 85, of Bay City were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in the First Methodist Church in Bay City.

The Rev. Michael Toland officiated. Choral music, celebrating the life of Harold Schietinger was provided by the Chorus Sine Nomine, Friendswood, Elva Ulbrich, director and John Cole, assistant director. Interment was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Schietinger died Sunday, Nov. 15, in Matagorda County General Hospital, Bay City, surrounded by his family.

A long time resident of Colorado County and later of Matagorda County, he was born in Comfort, Kendall County, June 24, 1913, the son of the late Carl Gottlieb Schietinger (1884-1954) and Margarete (Albrecht) Schietinger (1882-1980).

In 1919 the family relocated to Weimar where he spent his boyhood. After attending Blinn College in Brenham, he married Aline Leona Loessin in Weimar on July 15, 1937 and had resided in Bay City since 1943.

Mr. Schietinger was an Eagle Scout and Boy Scout leader for many years, attaining the Silver Beaver award and serving in several District posts.

He was an active member of First Methodist Church, Bay City serving in the Chancel Choir over thirty years and in the Wesley Class Men's Chorus.

Mr. Schietinger served thirty years as District Chairman and then as treasurer for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Bay City Chapter 1184.

He was employed in the Bay City Post Office as the Superintendent of Mails. After retirement, Mr. Schietinger had a second career as the bookkeeper for Walker Seed and Garden Center, Bay City.

Harold Schietinger, a gentle soul, was a benefactor of the arts and a ready and generous helper to those needing assistance.

Surviving are his wife: Aline Schietinger of Bay City; daughter and son-in-law: Elva Ann and Georg Raimund Ulbrich of Friendswood; a brother: Egbert Frederick Schietinger of Atlanta, Ga.; two grandsons, Karl Georg Ulbrich, of Houston, and David Raimund Ulbrich, of Austin; nieces, Helen Schietinger, of Washington, D.C., Evelyn Schietinger Morris and husband Randy, of Seattle, Wash.; nephew, Tim Schietinger and wife Amelia, of Atlanta, Ga.; and a good friend of many years, Linda Turner of Markham.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Manfred Schietinger.

Pallbearers were Karl Ulbrich, David Ulbrich, Tim Schietinger, Larry Loessin, Brent Loessin, Terry Belt, and Clifford Grohmann.

Honorary pallbearers were Lawrence Loessin, Thomas Loessin, Fred Walker, Lamar Evans, and Al Korenek.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Chancel Choir of First United Methodist Church, 2317 Avenue G, Bay City, Texas 77414.

Weimar Mercury, November 19, 1998, page 3

Schietinger, Manfred

SAD DEATH SUNDAY OF BRIGHT LITTLE BOY

Our citizenship was inexpressibly shocked early Monday morning to learn of the death, the night previous, of young Manfred Schietinger, second son of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Schietinger, respected and popular residents of this city. The little fellow was a victim of that dread disease, diphtheria.

He was an unusually intelligent and bright fellow, was a student at school and progressing most satisfactorily. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. J. W. Arnspiger, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiating. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, January 6, 1922, page 1

Schilhab, Abbie Jay (Edds)

Schilhab

Abbie Jay Schilhab, 85, of Sheridan passed away at her home March 31 at 11:30 p.m. She was found in her bed by her daughter and son-in-law early Friday morning, when she did not answer her phone.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Abbie Schilhab from the First Baptist Church in Sheridan Monday, April 4 with Rev. Bernie Helge of Seguin officiating and Rev. Scott Jordan of Sheridan assisting. [Interment in Cheetham Cemetery]

The choir sang "Amazing Grace", and "Near The Cross." A favorite hymn of Mrs. Schilhab's was "Precious Memories," was sang[sic] by Delene Hollub, Rocky John arid Vickie Ashley.

Mrs. Schilhab was born on the, homeplace, where she died, on September 12, 1902, the daughter of Matthew Preston and Annie Melissa Briscoe Edds. She married Joe Anton Schilhab on October 22, 1919 in Hallettsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, November 7, 1979.

Survivors include her daughters, Georgia Hoggett of Pinehurst, June Pilsner of Alleyton, Margie Persons of Houston and Velma Kutzer of Sheridan; four sons, Joe R. Schilhab of Houston, Roland Schilhab of Sheridan; Arnold Schilhab of Stafford and Victor Schilhab of Sheridan; one sister, Harriett Taylor of Sheridan; 19 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Peter, Steven, and Kenneth Schilhab, Glenn and Fred Persons and Pat Kelly.

Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Keith and Ronnie Schilhab, Toby Schilhab and Justin Kutzer.

Colorado County Citizen, April 21, 1988, page 2

Schilhab, Joe R. “Pete”

Schilhab

Joe R. (Pete) Schilhab, 76, of Houston, died Friday, July 18, 1997, at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston.

Born June 20,1921 in Sheridan, he was the son of Joe and Abbie Schilhab. Mr. Schilhab was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in World War II. He was a retired self-employed businessman and a member of First Baptist Church of Sheridan.

Services were held July 21 at Sheridan First Baptist with Rev. Brent Pittman,. Rev. Roy Botard and Father Walter Montondon co-officiating. Interment followed in Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Serving as pallbearers were Glenn Persons, Fred Persons, Fred Persons Jr., Preston Persons,.. Pat Kelly and Jim Kutzer .

Mr. Schilhab is survived by his wife, Kathryn; sons Peter Raymond Schilhab and Steven Michael Schilhab of Beaumont and Kevin Anthony Schilhab of Houston; grandchildren Bradley and Patrice; sisters June Pilsner of Columbus, Velma Kutzer of Sheridan, Georgia Ruth Hoggatt of Spring and Margie Persons Page of Houston; and brothers Arnold Schilhab of Stafford and Victor Schilhab of San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Roland Schilhab.

Colorado County Citizen, July 23, 1997

Schilhab, Roland Matthew

Schilhab

Roland Matthew “Dutch” Schilhab, 69, of Sheridan, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 1995 in Colorado-Fayette Hospital in Weimar.

Born July 21, 1926 in Sheridan, he was the son of Joe A. and Abbie (Edds) Schilhab. Mr. Schilhab, who was retired from Tenneco, served in the United States Army and was a paratrooper in World War II. He lived in Houston for 40 years before moving to Sheridan, where he had resided for the past 10 years.

Graveside services were held Oct. 25 at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Serving as pallbearers were Jim Kutzer, Mickey Poole, Jeff Budd, Justin Kutzer, Danny Horsefall and Bobby McMillian.

Mr. Schilhab is survived by his wife, Joyce (McCollom) Schilhab of Sheridan; children Roland Schilhab II, Keith Schilhab, Donna Budd, Diana Poole and Danny Horsefall; sisters June Pilsner and Margie Page of Columbus, Velma Kutzer of Sheridan and Georgia Hoggatt of Pinehurst; brothers, Joe R. Schilhab of Houston, Arnold Schilhab of Stafford and Victor Schilhab of San Antonio; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Colorado County Citizen, November 1, 1995, page 18

Schilhab, Rozina (Schneider)

Mrs. Rozina Schilhab Dead.

Mrs. Rozina Schilhab, an aged resident of this section, died Saturday morning at the residence of her relative, Adolf Beck, and the remains were interred in St. Michael’s Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Those who knew her speak of Mrs. Schilhab as a splendid, good woman, one beloved by all, and her death is sincerely regretted.

The Weimar Mercury, April 4, 1919.
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Schiller, Robert E. Jr.

SCHILLER

Robert E. Schiller, Jr. was born July 17, 1918 in Wichita Falls, Texas and passed away in Bryan at the St. Joseph Regional Health Center. He graduated from high school in Columbus, and graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelors and masters degree in civil engineering. He later graduated from Colorado State University with his Ph.D., also in civil engineering. He was a member of the Texas A&M faculty for 38 years before his retirement in 1984 as professor emeritus. He also held the title of Commander U.S. Navy Retired, was a member of the American Society of Professional Engineers, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan.

He enjoyed football and track as a young man and upon his retirement he competed in triathlon events, marathons, cycling, and race walking. He loved reading, woodworking, photography, Texas A&M football and his family.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Anna S. Schiller of Bryan; two sons, Robert J. Schiller of LaGrange and Richard C. Schiller; two daughters, Rebecca Enloe of Bryan, Roberta Thames and her husband John of Kingwood; seven grandchildren, J. Carroll Enloe of Bryan, John D. Enloe of Houston, Elizabeth Fonseca of Houston, Jennie Seidel of Colorado Springs, Col., Robby Schiller of Dallas, Ashley Brown of Dallas and Jay Thames of Los Angeles, Calif.; five great- grandchildren and three sisters.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 8, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan with the Rev. Blake Brinegar officiating. Internment followed at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, April 23, 2003
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Schiller, Robert John "B. J."

Schiller

Robert John "B.J." Schiller, 54, of Dallas, passed away June 1 at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 6, 1950. He grew up in Bryan and graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1968. He was a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in industrial distribution. He enjoyed a 32-year career in the concert sound and theatrical lighting business. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Schiller Jr.

He is survived by longtime companion, Rosemary Kretzschmar; son, Robert D. Schiller of Dallas; his mother, Ruby Struss Schiller of Bryan; sisters, Pixie Thames of Kingwood, and Becky Enloe of Bryan; and brother, Richard Schiller.

Memorial services were conducted June 5 at the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan, with the Rev. Philip McClarty officiating. Graveside services took place June 5 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home

The Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 2004
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Schiller, Ruby Anna (Struss)

Schiller

Ruby Anna Struss Schiller, 86, of Bryan, passed away June 19, in Bryan.

She was born Nov. 18, 1918 to William Albert Struss and Jennie Frels Struss.

She graduated from Columbus High School in 1936 and received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas in 1940. She was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and married her high school sweetheart, Robert Edwin Schiller Jr.

She loved music, gardening, collecting antiques and reading. She was a member of A&M Women's Club and the A&M Garden Club. She supported clubs such as Brazos Animal Shelter, Twin City Mission, Sierra Club, Brazos Food Pantry, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Opus Guild and Council for a Livable World.

She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bryan.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents, William and Jennie Struss; sister, Norma Ruth Barrow; son, Robert John Schiller; and grandson, Robert Craig.

She is survived by her children, Roberta Pixie Thames and husband, John, of Kingwood, Rebecca Enloe, of Bryan and Richard Schiller, of Bryan; sisters, Rosanna Ueckert, of Columbus and Roberta Presley, of El Campo; grandchildren, J.C. Enloe, John Enloe, Elizabeth Enloe Fonseca, Jennie Craig Seidel, Ashley Thames Brown, Jay Thames and Robby Schiller; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted June 23, at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any charity or the Victoria Frels Scholarship fund at Sam Houston University.

Colorado County Citizen, July 6, 2005
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Schiller, Vincent

Vincent Schiller, who used to live about two miles north of town was found dead in front of his gate last Tuesday night. About sundown he went to his neighbor, Mr. Wm. Schneider, to get himself some milk for supper, but while returning he dropped dead at his door. Mr. Schiller was a bachelor about 80 years of age, and worked amongst his neighbors. Though of old age he saved for himself the sum of $389.95. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 28, 1900
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Schiurring, Chriss R.

Funeral Services Held For C. R. Schuirring[sic] At Garwood

Funeral services were held Saturday in Garwood for Chris R. Schuirring, 57, well known rice grower, banker and real estate man of Garwood, who died in a Houston hospital Friday. Funeral services were held at the residence and burial was in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with Rev. E. F. Deutsch of Bay City and Rev. A. F. Foerster of Staples officiating.

Mr. Schuirring was born in Jliyand, Denmark, and had lived in Garwood for 37 years. He was a member of the Danish Lutheran church.

He married Miss Nora Frederickson at Markham, Tex. Dec. 7, 1911. She died in 1931.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Beaird of Moline, Ill and Miss Elvina Schuirring of Houston; four sons, Waldo, Robert, Carl and James all of Garwood; a granddaughter, Miss Jacqueline Beaird of Moline, Ill; a brother Carl Schuirring Sr. of Rapid City, South Dakota; his father, a brother and two sisters of Denmark.

Pallbearers were Frank Arnold, W. S. Martin, W. K. Lehrer, R. A. Shoop, Otto Danklefs and J. G. Reitz.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 1940
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Schiurring, David

Schiurring

David Schiurring, 60, of Garwood passed away April 3.

He was born on May 9, 1946 in Columbus to Carl and Gladys (Girndt) Schiurring of Garwood.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-father Marvin Tyler.

He is survived by his wife Betty Bubela Schiurring of Garwood; son, Chris Schiurring of Eagle Lake; mother Gladys Schiurring Tyler of Garwood; and brother, Stephen Schiurring of Austin.

Funeral services were on Thursday, April 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Aaron Bubela, Jaime Bubela, Dane Bubela, Lance Bubela, Gregory Schiurring, Ron Zboril II and Ryan Zboril.

Honorary pallbearers are Sarah Waligura, Reagan Waligura, Kate Waligura, Stacy Schiurring, Cindy Schiurring, Dana Bubela, Caitlyn Bubela and Lauren Zboril.

Memorial donations may be made to Garwood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 131, Garwood, TX, 77442 or Hospice Support, Inc., P.O. Box 1417, El Campo, TX, 77437. Arrangements were under the care of Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, TX.

Colorado County Citizen, April 11, 2007
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Schiurring, Millie (Blinka)

Funeral mass for Mrs. Millie Schiurring of Garwood was held Wednesday afternoon at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada.

Rosary was recited in Tuesday evening prior to High Mass at St. Mary’s, and a CDA rosary was recided Wednesday afternoon before the funeral mass. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Nada.

Mrs. Schiurring passed away Sunday in Ozona, Texas while returning from a Catholic Daughters of the Americas meeting in El Paso.  She was 57 years of age.

Mrs. Schiurring was a member of the CDA for 29 years and never missed a meeting during that time.  She was a charter member of the Nada Court, Our Lady of the Roasary No. 1595. She held every office in the CDA and at the time of her death was regent of the court.

Mrs. Schiurring served as state regent of CDA for four years, vice state regent for six years, state chairman for social involvement for several years and district deputy for six years.  At the time of her death she was serving as state chairman of extension and membership for CDA.

Under her guidance and leadership the statewide membership of CDA was dramatically increased.  She was also instrumental in organizing 30 new courts including three in Mexico.

She was state chairman of the committee for the funding of the chair of American Catholic Church History at the Catholic University, Washington, D.D., and through her efforts the goal was overly subscribed this year.

Mrs. Schiurring also served on the governor’s committee for the aged and was a teacher of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada for the past 31 years.

She was a member of the board of Veterans Memorial Library in Garwood.

She was born Sept 28, 1922 in El Campo.

Survivors include her husband, Robert of Garwood; one sister, Lillian Motl of El Campo, and one brother, Johnny Blinka of El Campo.

Colorado County Citizen, May 8, 1980, page 2
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Schiurring, Nora (Frederickson)

GARWOOD NEWS

Mrs. C. R. Schiurring passed away at the hospital in Columbus on Thursday afternoon. The entire community was greatly shocked as Mrs. Schiurring was ill only a few days. Everything medical skill and loving care could do was done but God saw fit to call her home. Mrs. Schiurring was a loving wife and mother and endeared herself to numbers of people as she was a skillful nurse and was ever ready to help the sick by her kindness. She is survived by her husband, two daughters and four sons; two brothers, Louis and Knud Fredericson[sic], her[sic] and a father and several sisters and brothers in Denmark.

She was laid to rest in the Lake Side Cemetery on Friday afternoon after funeral services were conducted at the home and the Presbyterian church by Rev. E. F. Deutsch of Austin. Many beautiful flowers expressed in part the high esteem in which she was held.

Mrs. Schiurring, nee Nova[sic] Fredericson was born in Denmark in 1886. She came to this county in 1908 and in 1911 was married at Danevang where she lived for several years before moving to Garwood. In her passing we can only say--”Thy will be done.”

Colorado County Citizen, May 14 1931, page 15

Schlichting, Floyd Lee

Schlichting

Floyd Lee Schlichting, 76, passed away in Seguin Feb. 12 after a lengthy illness.

Floyd was born Aug. 6, 1926 to Harry and Nellie (McGee, Bode) Schlichting in Geronimo, Texas.

He was baptized as an infant by the Rev. Arthur Sauberlich of Friedens Evangelical Church. He was confirmed in 1940 by the Rev. L.F. Mod-schiedler of Friedens Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Floyd was an active member of Friedens Church for most of his life. He attended Sunday school and church services. He served as a member of the church council, Sunday school teacher and sang in the church choir for many years.

In 1999 he helped establish the Good Shepherd Evangelical Church and retained membership there.

He attended Navarro School and graduated in 1943. He later served on the Navarro School Board.

For many years he was active in Hermann Sons and Guadalupe County Farm Bureau.

He was a life member of the Guadalupe Valley Peace Officers' Association and for many years was also a member of the Texas Sheriffs' Association.

He was the last surviving member of the Geronimo Maenner Chor. He also sang in the Clear Springs Frohsinn Germischter Chor.

Floyd grew up on a farm and was active in farming and raising cattle and hogs until he entered the law enforcement profession. He worked in law enforcement from 1960 until 2000, serving 40 years as a peace officer.

He worked for the Seguin Police Department, Colorado County Sheriff's Department, Matagorda County Sheriff's Department and Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department. During these years he worked as a patrolman, civil deputy, warrant officer, investigator and chief deputy. He retired on Dec. 31, 1987 from full time, and then worked as a court bailiff until March 2000.

He enjoyed the challenges of working as a law enforcement officer. He took great pleasure in helping other people. He enjoyed the excitement and danger of law enforcement work. He was somewhat of a "lone wolf" and was never afraid of working alone.

Floyd enjoyed traveling, hunting, working with cattle, listening to good western music and also ompah music. He enjoyed dancing while he was able.

After retirement, he volunteered many hours at the Silver Center while health permitted.

Floyd is survived by his wife, Patsy Werland Schlichting; daughter, Rosanna Gilliam and husband, Bill; son, Sherman Schlichting and wife, Joy; step-daughter, Priscilla Rauch and husband, Marcos; step-son, Darwin Keyes and wife, Sandi; grandchildren, Brian Berger and wife, Amber, Tara Berger, Paul Schlichting, Abraham Schlichting, Warren Rauch, Cindy Koch and husband, Kenny, Brandon Keyes and Blake Keyes; several great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Myrtle Schlichting; nephews, Helmuth Schlichting and family, and Tim Schlichting and family; and nieces, Elaine Schlichting and family, Janet Hoffman Bennett and Mary Fincke and family.

Floyd was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Oscar and Helmuth Schlichting; sisters, Elsie (Schlichting) Winsauer and Thekla (Schlichting) Hoffman; niece, Florence Winsauer; and nephews, Cleburne, Jerome and David Schlichting.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 15 in Goetz Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Don Wehe and the Rev. Jeremy Roy officiating. Visitation was at Goetz Funeral Home Friday, Feb. 14.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund of Good Shepherd Evangelical Church or Seguin-Guadalupe County Silver Center.

Colorado County Citizen, February 19, 2003
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Schlinkman, Walter Gaye

Schlinkman Services Held Friday

Walter Gaye Schlinkman, born May 2, 1922 in the Panhandle area near Dumas, Texas succumbed to cancer on October 5, 1994 after a lengthy and valiant effort to combat the disease.

Walt can best be remembered for his total dedication to the world of football. As the star of the Dumas Demons he went on to play for the Texas Tech Red Raiders winning national acclaim as an All American. In 1945 he was chosen number one draft choice by the Green Bay Packers where he played for five years.

In 1950 he was invited to join the coaching staff at Lake Forest College where John Breen was the Athletic Director and Wally Lemm the head coach. This union produced a life long friendship.

Anxious to further his career, Walt moved on to coach at Marquette University, Columbia University (under the famous Lou Little), the Canadian Football League, Washington University and in 1958 he rejoined Head Coach Wally Lemm at the old Chicago Cardinals.

In 1960 Bud Adams chose John Breen to create a coaching staff for the new AFL Houston Oilers. Once again, Walt and Wally were together under Head Coach Lou Rymkus. Those early years produced championship teams in 1960 and 1961 for the Oilers. Walt remained loyal to the Oilers and Bud Adams through some 24 years of coaching and front office service before retiring in 1984, joining his wife Pat in the real estate business and co-owner of Nannies Biscuit and Bakery in Schulenburg.

Walt is survived by his wife and her daughters, Kelly Koenig, Holly Hargis and her husband Dick, Penny Herring and her husband Tom, grandchildren Amanda and Carrie Koenig, Jenny and Beth Hargis, Torrey and Thomas Herring, a niece Linda Schlinkman Fuller, nephew Bob Schlinkman and their families.

A Walt Schlinkman Scholarship Fund for Athletes has been established in his memory at Weimar High School in Weimar. For those desiring to contribute, donations may be sent to the school.

Services were conducted by Reverend Ernest S. Dean, Jr. at the Hubbard Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 7, at 10 a.m. Burial took place in the Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Zeke Moore, Woody Campbell, Kenny Houston, W. K. Hicks, Willie Alexander, Garland Boyette and Elvin Bethea.

Honorary Pallbearers were Damon Tassos, Bettye Young, John Collins, Sam Label, Mary Ann Lemm, Lou Rymkus, Joe Spencer, Bud McFadin, Mayde Butler, Norman DeRuiter, K S. Adams, the Houston Oilers and front office personnel that Walt coached and worked with, Carrie Brown and the staff at Nannie's.

Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1994, page 2

Schmeeckle, Christiane Christine "Nannie" (Gengeback)

Garwood Gatherings

Friends and acquaintances were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Jacob Schmeeckle, who passed away early Monday morning at her ome near Houston. Mrs. Schmeeckle, who was formerly Miss Nannie Gengeback, was born in Germany on June 4, 1865 and came to the United States at the age of 21 years. She was married to Mr. Jacob Schmeeckle in Nebraska in 1888 where they continued to make their home until moving to Texas in 1906, settling near Garwood. Three years ago, the family moved to Fairbanks, near Houston. Ten children were born to this union, four having passed away. The six surviving children are Mrs. G. F. Stallman of Garwood, Mrs. Hugo Schneider of Hahn, Mrs. M. E. Swain of Houston, Mr. G. C. Schmeeckle of Garwood and Miss Pauline and George Schmeeckle, who reside at home with their parents. Mrs. Schmeeckle is also survived by her husband, seven grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers, the sisters and brothers residing in Nebraska. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran church all of her life. She passed away on February 20th, at the age of 67 years 8 months and 14 days. She was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Columbus Wednesday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Mr. Flachmeier of the Columbus Lutheran church. All of her children and their families were in attendance at the funeral. Friends from here going to Columbus to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Weishun and family, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Heiman, Mrs. A. D. Weld and daughter, Ella Mae and son, Walter, Miss Lillie Schneider, Anna Belle Trybig, Messrs. T. C. Reed, F. W. Goodell, E. E. Green, J. G. Cooper and Joe Mendel and possibly others whose names we failed to learn. Owning to the terrible condition of the roads many others were prevented from attending.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 25, 1932
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Schmeeckle, Jacob

Jacob Schmeeckle Graveside Services Are Held Here

Graveside services will be held here at Odd Fellows Rest cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock for Jacob Schmeeckle, 89, who died at the home of his daughter, Miss Pauline Schmeeckle, in Houston Tuesday. Columbus Funeral home will be in charge.

Services were also held at the Heights Funeral home in Houston this morning at 11 for Mr. Schmeeckle.

Born in Germany Jan 25, 1867, he came to this country when he was 18 and settled in Nebraska, coming to Garwood about 1900. He had lived in Houston since 1930. His wife, the former Nannie Gingenbach, died in 1933.

Survivors are 3 other daughters, Mrs. George Stallman of Garwood, Mrs. Milton E. Swain of Crockett and Mrs. Hugo Schneider of El Campo; 2 sons, Gottlieb C. Schmeeckle of Rosenberg and George Schmeeckle of Houston; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy and Lawrence Stallman and Johnnie Schneider, his grandsons; and John Dolejie, Ed Urbanski and George Allen Rohrer.

Colorado County Citizen, January 19, 1956, page 12

Schmeeckle, Pauline

Graveside Rites Held Here For Miss Schmeeckle

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in Houston for Miss Pauline Schmeeckle, 77, who died in a Richmond hospital Friday after an illness of a month. The Rev. Henry A. Traugott officiated. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here, followed by graveside services.

Miss Schmeeckle, who was a native of Nebraska, came to Texas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Schmeeckle, about 1902 and lived west of Garwood until about 1930, when they moved to Houston.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Swain of Houston and Mrs. Minnie Schneider of El Campo; 2 brothers, G. C. Schmeeckle of Rosenberg and George Schmeeckle of Cypress and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roy and Lawrence Stallman of Garwood, John and James Schmeeckle and Ed Urbanski of Rosenberg and George Allen Rohwer of Palacios.

Colorado County Citizen, September 29, 1966

Schmid, Caroline (Skalitzky)

Frelsburg Native Buried at New Ulm

Funeral services were held last Thursday at New Ulm for Mrs. Joe Schmidt, Jr. of near Frelsburg who died in Columbus Hospital Tuesday morning. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Frelsburg with the Rev. Edward Geiser officiating.

Mrs. Schmidt was born at Frelsburg on February 26, 1901, a daughter of Joe and Frances Skalitzky. She was married to Joe Schmidt, Jr., who with their only son, Clarence, survives.

Colorado County Citizen, May 9 1946

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Schoen, Alice Louise

A little baby (still-born) came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schoen of the Sedan section last Saturday. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents, thus deprived of their baby. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1938, page 5

Schoen, Herman

Final Rites for Herman Schoen Held Here Friday

Funeral services for Mr. Herman Schoen, 68-year-old farmer of this community, were held Friday, July 26, from the Hubbard Funeral Home with interment in the Oddfellows Cemetery. He died Thursday in Hallettsville, following an operation on Monday.

The Rev. C. Emigholz, Evangelical Lutheran minister, read the final rites.

Mr. Schoen would have been 69 years old in August. Born August 6,1877, in Rewhipped. Krebs Gardiner, Germany, he was the son of August and Anna Thorns Schoen. He was married April 17, 1903, in Berlin-Staaken. Germany. to Miss Minna Rettig, emigrating to this country on December 15. 1923 and settling near Weimar. Their last home was on rural route two, near here. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Minna Schoen; two children, Mrs. Louis Stech and Mr. Alfred Schoen, both of Weimar; and two brothers, Mr. Leopold Schoen and Mr. Max Schoen, both of whom are in Germany.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Adolf Schindler. Henry Seifert, Albert Boeer, Henry Nitschmann, Walter Stech. and Frank Anders.

Mr. Schoen/s sudden demise was a shock to his friends here. Although he had been in poor health for several months, he had been in town greeting his friends only the week end before his death.

Weimar Mercury, August 2, 1946, page 1

Schoen, Lillie C. (Stech)

Lillie Schoen Funeral Services Held March 8

Lillie C. Schoen, 92, of Weimar died March 6 at the Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday March 8 at the Weimar United Church of Christ with Pastor Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Lillie was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Orange Grove to August and Martha( Bues) Stech, Sr.

She attended Orange Grove Public School. She obtained her GED in her mid-50’s and became certified as a nursing home administrator.

Lillie married Alfred Schoen on Jan 14, 1937 in Orange Grove.

Mrs. Schoen lived 69 years in Weimar. She enjoyed being a homemaker and worked in the nursing home office for about five years.

Lillie was a member of St. Paul Extension Homemakers Club, and the Weimar United Church of Christ. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She was always a hard working lady and loved sewing and gardening. She also canned and froze her own vegetables and fruits that she raised.

She is survived by her daughter Rosalie Latimer of Weimar, son, Larry Schoen and wife Judy of Lufkin; daughter-in-law, Nina Stein of Amarillo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Marvin Stech and wife Fannie of Fredericksburg; sisters, Emma Bickham of Calallen, Verna Mae Bickham of Calallen, Gertrude Bickham and husband Larry of Calallen, and Matilda Laird and husband Bill of Livingston; sisters-in-law, Betty Stech, Ruby Stech, Rosalie Holleman, and Frances Stech.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Alice Schoen; son, Glen Schoen; sisters, Hilda Amarell and Dora Mohrenweiser; brothers, Adolph, Herbert, Bill, Edgar, August Jr., and Bob Stech; son-in-law, George Latimer; and sisters-in-law, Helene Stech-Keas and Lillie Stech.

Pallbearers wee Benton Schoen, Chad Schoen, Gilbert Stech, Elliott Koehn, Dickie Muehr and Stuart Stech.

Weimar Mercury, March 16, 2006

Schoen, Minna A. (Rettig)

Final Rites for Mrs. M. Schoen, 77, Held Today

Funeral services for Mrs. Minna Schoen, 77, widow of he late Herman Schoen, were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock at Hubbard Funeral Home. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. F. H. Horak Jr., pastor of Weimar Evangelical and Reformed Church, of which Mrs. Schoen was a member, officiated.

She died Tuesday at the home of her son, Alfred Schoen, here, after several years’ illness.

Born Feb. 18, 1879, in Berlin Germany, Mrs. Schoen was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Rettig. She was married in Germany to Mr. Schoen on April 17, 1903, and they came to this country in 1923, settling in the Weimar area, where they spent the rest of their lives.

Surviving in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Louis (Helene) Stech of Weimar, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Fritz, died as an infant, and a sister, Mrs. Albert Kemnilz, also preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1957, page 1

Schoeneberg, Leonard Robert

L. Schoeneberg Funeral Services Held July 29

Leonard Robert Schoeneberg, 79, a longtime Weimar business leader, died here July 27.
Funeral services were held July 29 at Weimar United Church of Christ in Weimar with Rev. Jerry L. Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at the Garden of Memories in El Campo.

Leonard was born on April 11, 1925 in the Plainview community near El Campo. He was the third of six children born to Adolph and Pansy (Green) Schoeneberg. He attended grade school in Plainview and high school in El Campo.

He and Meta Ingvardsen were united in marriage on July 6, 1947. The couple purchased a grocery business from the Ingvardsens shortly thereafter, and it was through that enterprise that Leonard became familiar with MG, Inc. in Weimar.

Mr. Festus Carroll, who called on the grocery, persuaded Leonard to move to Weimar in 1949 to work for M-G.

Leonard served in several capacities at M-G, culminating with the company presidency. He retired from the company in 1989.

Leonard was a charter member of the Weimar Foundation Board. Other memberships include the Youens Hospital Board and the Lions Club.

He was also a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ, serving on the Christian Education and Building and Grounds Committees.

Schoeneberg's wife, Meta preceded him in death in 1985.

Leonard married Ms. Lornette Beken on June 21, 1987.

Survivors include his wife Lornette; sons Allan and wife Janelle, Glen and wife Ladot and Neal and wife Candy.

He leaves six grandchildren, Keith Schoeneberg and wife LaVonne, Stephen Schoeneberg and wife Heather, Kirsten Gee and husband Joy[Joey], Ryan Schoeneberg and fiancee Pam Maass, Nathan Schoeneberg, and Robert Schoeneberg, as well as two great-grandchildren, Branson Schoeneberg and Gunner Gee.

He is also survived by stepdaughter Kay Marburger, her husband Milton, and their children Haley, Regan and Abby.

Other survivors include brothers Edwin and wife Anna Ruth; Arvid and wife Ruby; sister Loraine Boerger; and sisters-in-law Geraldine Schoeneberg and Gladys Schoeneberg.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Meta; and two brothers, Herbert and Floyd.

Pallbearers were Keith, Stephen, Ryan, Nathan and Robert Schoeneberg and Joey Gee.

Honorary Pallbearers were Harris Ulrich, Marvin Hrcek, Charles Herzik, Ray Parks, Kent Ohnheiser, Johnny Rerich, and George Brandt III.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 2004, page 2A

Scholandt, Albert

Galveston News Special: Houston, Aug. 18.--Mr. A. Scholandt of Columbus, said to be a merchant of that place, fell headlong out of the second story of the Tremont Hotel, where he was a guest, Wednesday morning, about 1:35 o’clock, and sustained serious fractures of the skull.

He was picked up unconscious on the cement sidewalk under the window of his room, from whence he had fallen, his head striking the pavement. Blood was running from both ears and mouth, and at Houston Infirmary, where he was taken, it was stated that he was in extremely precarious condition. No one saw the accident and just how it occurred is not known. Mr. Scholandt w a s unaccompanied and registered at the hotel on Tuesday morning.

Later.--Mr. Scholandt died at 2:20 o'clock this morning. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, Åugust 20, 1909, page 1

Scholandt, Ferdinandine

Died, at her residence in Columbus, at 6 o’clock, A. M., January 13, 1883, Mrs. F. Scholandt, aged 39 years. [Interment in St. Roch’s Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, January 18, 1883, page 3

Schoppa, Albina (Schmidt)

Schoppa Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Albina Schoppa of Frelsburg were held Wednesday, June 2, 1993 at 10 a.m. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Dan Morales officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Schoppa passed away in the Columbus Community Hospital May 31. She was 87 years of age.

Born at Frelsburg October 26,1905, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kubicek) Schmidt. She married George J. Schoppa Sr. on October 1, 1935. She was a housewife and lifetime resident of the Frelsburg area.

Her husband preceded her in death on March 3, 1989.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee and Bill Wilson of Frelsburg; also nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, the was preceded in death by her parents; a son, George J. Schoppa Jr.; brother, Joe Schmidt; and sister, Mary Schneider.

Pallbearers were Marvin Becker, Pete Kubicek, Ewald Schertz, Joe Henneke, Remi Halfmann and Delbert Kulhanek.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, June 19, 1993, page 2

Schoppa, George J.

Schoppa Funeral Services

Funeral Services for George S.[sic] Schoppa, Sr. of the Frelsburg area were held Monday, March 6, 1989 at 2:00 p.m. from Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Schoppa passed away Friday, March 3, in a Houston hospital. He was 81 years of age.

Born May 17, 1907 In Fayette County, he was the son of Joseph and Theresa (Fojt) Schoppa. A lifetime resident of the Frelsburg area, he married the former Albina Schmidt on October 1, 1935. He was a farmer-rancher and member of the Catholic church.

Survivors Include his wife Mrs. Albina Schoppa of Frelsburg; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Lee and Bill Wilson of Frelsburg; sister, Annie Wecheta of Temple; brother, Ed Schoppa at Almeda, Texas.

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

Pallbearers were Marvin Becker, Remi Halfmann, Albert E. Noska, Justin Wostarek, Justin Kubicek and Ewald Schertz.

Services were under the direction of the Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, March 9, 1989, page 3

Schoppe, Louise Mary (Brinkman)

Schoppe

Funeral services were held for Louise Mary Schoppe Saturday, February 22 at Henneke Funeral Horne in Columbus with the Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating.

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

Mrs. Louise Schoppe was born May 29, 1891 in Rehburg to Fritz Brinkman and Mary Heine Brinkman. She married Fred William Schoppe (who died May 10, 1964) December 10,19l6.

Mrs. Schoppe was a housewife. She was affiliated with Lutheran church. She was also baptized July 5, 1891 in Rehburg and it was confirmed in April 6, 1905 in Rehburg.

Survivors include three daughters, Mamie Poehl of Lyons, Esther Fitzgerald of Houston and Mary Menke of Columbus; three sons, Walter Schoppe of Muldoon, Buster Schoppe of Hallettsville and E. A. Schoppe of Sealy; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Schoppe, two sons, Bill and Louis Schoppe and one grandson.

Pallbearers were Rocky Menke, Larry Schoppe, Mike Schoppe, Douglas Schoppe, Edward Schoppe, Harold Schoppe, Martin Schoppe and Kenny Fitzgerald.

Colorado County Citizen, February 27, 1986, page 2

Schorlemmer, LaVerne (Spree)

LaVerne Spree Schorlemmer

LaVerne Spree Schorlemmer, 96, of Eagle Lake, passed away April 26.

She was born April 5, 1912, in Edna, to August and Emma Giest Spree.

LaVerne was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Edna. She was very active in all areas in every church of which she was a member. She was a member of the Pink Ladies at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake and a member of Grace Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by husband, Louise[sic] Charles Schorlemmer; sisters, Cora Webb, Johanna Spree, Minnie Wissmann, Lydia Shutt, Hilda Stelzel, Gussie Spree; and brothers, Martin, Elmer, Edward and Francis Spree.

Survivors include her son, Ronald Louis Schorlemmer and wife, Janet, of Eagle Lake; grandsons, Michael Schorlemmer and wife, Donna of Sugar Land, Texas, Phillip Schorlemmer and fiancée, Deborah, of Rockport, Texas and David Schorlemmer and wife, Shannon, of Tomball, Texas; great-grandchildren, Joshua Schorlemmer, Jordan Schorlemmer, Loren Schorlemmer, Paige Schorlemmer, Eric Schorlemmer and Kayla Schorlemmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Eagle Lake Funeral Home on Monday, April 27 from 6-8 p.m.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery. Eagle Lake Funeral Home as in charge of arrangements,

Pallbearers were Michael Schorlemmer, Phillip Schorlemmer, David Schorlemmer, Joshua Schorlemmer, Eric Schorlemmer, Thurston Webb and Major Benge.

Honorary pallbearer was Chuck Schorlemmer.

Memorial contributions may be given to Grace Lutheran Church or Eula and David Wintermann Library.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 1, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Schostag, Bertha

Services Held For Mrs. B. Schostag

Funeral services were held in the Untermeyer Funeral home here July 27 for Mrs. Bertha Schostag, about 86, formerly of Glidden, who died at a Lutheran home in Round Rock Monday.

Rev. G. Wolf officiated and burial was in the City cemetery, here.

Mrs. Schostag left Glidden about 8 years ago. Among survivors is a son, E. E. Schostag, of Glidden.

Colorado County Citizen, August 5, 1954

Schott, Arthur Willie

Oakland Remarks

Death entered the family of our neighbor, Wm. Schott, and took from them his little boy, Willie, 11 years old. He was down in Lavaca county with his father and sister at her new home, had a congestive chill Sunday evening and died Monday morning at 10 o’clock. The family was summonsed from here, but did not reach there in time to see him alive. He belonged to the Union Sabbath school here. [Place of interment Geiger Cemetery, Lavaca County, Texas]

Weimar Mercury, August 7, 1889

Schrader, Otto

Otto Schrader Rites Held Feb. 10th

Otto Schrader, a resident of Eagle Lake for many years, passed away in the Navasota Hospital on the afternoon of Saturday, Feb. 7th following a confinement of only two days. He had been in ill health since October of last year.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 10th at 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Windel Bell, pastor of the Colly Memorial United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment was in the Cheatham Cemetery near Sheridan.

Mr. Schrader was born in Garwood, Texas April 10, 1910 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Schrader. He spent most of his life in Eagle Lake community.

Survivors are his two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Sheffield of Navasoto and Mrs. Linda Patton of Yoakum; one son, Harold Schrader of Beaumont; four sisters; and five brothers.  One brother, Russell Schrader, resides in Eagle Lake.

Friends join in extending sympathy in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight  Feb. 12, 1970
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Schriefer, Eliese (Evers)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Fred Schriefer, 82, Held Sunday

Funeral services were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Hilke Elise Schriefer, 82, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Lutheran pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Schriefer, although one of the oldest residents of this section, was in fairly good health until about one week ago She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Wienken.

A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hillert Evers, Mrs. Schriefer was born at Etzal, Oldenburg, Germany, in the year 1862. At the time of death she was 82 years, 9 months and three days old She was married on October 5. 1883, to Mr. Frederick Schriefer, the wedding taking place at Etzal Germany. To this union ten children were born, six of whom survive.

The couple emigrated to this country in the year 1889, and engaged in farming. They have been residents of the Weimar community for more than fifty-four years. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Weimar.

Mr. and Mrs. Schriefer celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, October 5, 1943, at which time over 100 descendants of the Schriefer family were present

Survivors include her husband, Fred Schriefer; four daughters, Mrs. Wm. Wienken., Mrs. F. Vornsand, Sr., of Weimar, Mrs. Reinhardt Brandt of Pasadena, Mrs. Alfred Butschek of Nordheim; two sons, Hugo and. Otto Schriefer of the Weimar community; 35 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchIldren also survive.

The Mercury joins many friends in extending sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1944, page 1

Schriefer, Fritz G.

DEATH OF FRITZ SCHRIEFER

Succumbing to a several days' siege of flu and pneumonia, life passed out of the form of Fritz Schriefer, 27 years old, Sunday night, at the family home northeast of town, and the funeral took place at the Masonic Cemetery Monday afternoon, in the presence of a large circle of sorrowing relatives and friends, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran. minister, officiating. Mr. Schriefer was born and raised in this country. He was a son of Fred Schriefer and wife. respected residents of this section, and was a steady, hardworking, deserving young man, possessing the friendship, and esteem of all who knew him. He was married several years ago to Miss Schmidt of Dewitt county, and she survives him. The sincere sympathy of all our people goes out to the bereaved family in the sad affliction visited upon them

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1920, page 1

Schriefer, Frederick

Fred Schriefer, 60-Year Weimar Resident, Buried

Funeral services for Mr. Frederick Schriefer, one of this section’s oldest citizens in point of residence, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home on Monday, Rev. Mueller of Schulenburg officiating, assisted by Rev. P. Piepenbrok of Washington-on-the-Brazos. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Mr. Schriefer, 86, had been the last living charter member of the Lutheran Church in Weimar. After an illness of about six weeks, he died Saturday, August 2, at the home of his eldest daughter, Mrs. Wm. Wienken of Weimar. His wife preceded him in death three years ago, just a few months, after the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with more than 100 relatives and friends attending.

Born in Oldenburg, Germany, July 14, 1861, he married Miss Eliza Evers on October 5, 1883. To this union ten children were born, six of whom are still living. The couple emigrated to this country in 1887,settling in Weimar, where they were actively engaged in farming until about 15 years ago. After his wife’s death, Mr. Schriefer made his home with his children, staying awhile with each of them.

Surviving are the six children, Mrs. Wm. Wienken and Mrs. Fred Vornsand of Weimar, Mrs. Reinhardt Brandt of Pasadena, Mrs. Alfred Butscheck of Nordheim, Hugo Schriefer of Weimar and Otto Schriefer of Glidden; 35 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren. During the war ten grandsons served their country; two of these, twins Lawrence and Clarence Schriefer, are still at Pearl Harbor.

Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1947, page 1

Schriefer, Harold O.

Schriefer

Harold O. Schriefer, 72, of Eagle Lake, passed away March 16 at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital in Houston.

He was born Dec. 19, 1934 in Weimar to Otto and Ella (Rathke) Schriefer and married Erna Mae Class, Jan. 28, 1960. He was retired from the U.S. Navy and worked as a welder, fitter and quality control inspector for Smith Industries. He was a member of the Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake, VFW Post 4010 in Stafford and a life member of American Legion Post 0492 in Bellaire.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Alvin Schriefer.

He is survived by his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Lori Ann Schriefer and Rick LoPresti of Friendswood; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Julie Schriefer of Katy, Ronnie A. and Yvette Schriefer of Katy and Randy H. and Melanie Schriefer of Smithfield, Va.; sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Raymond Zaskoda of Cat Spring; brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Gladys Schriefer of Alleyton; and grandchildren, Tonya, Alan, Shelby, Sierra, Samuel, Denny, Daryl and Tiffany Schriefer and Tyler LoPresti.

Funeral services were conducted March 19 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Kevin Haug officiating. Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Dee Lamberth, Michael Peikert, Kevin Class, Larry Zaskoda, Bradley Berger and Aaron Scheffler.

Colorado County Citizen, March 21, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Schriefer, Otto John

Schriefer

Otto J. Schriefer passed away September 2 at Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Columbus after being ill for about a year.

Mr. Schriefer grew up and lived for many years in the Weimar area. Then moved to Glidden in 1944 and worked on the railroad. He later moved to Houston and worked as a carpenter.

Mr. Schriefcr married Ella Rathke on November 18, 1925. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Leroy, Alvin, and Harold Schriefer of Houston, and one daughter, Anita Zaskoda of Cat Springs, 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held September 4 from Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar and interment was in the Masonic Cemetary in Weimar.

Colorado County Citizen, Septembe 19, 1985

Schroeder

(Briwse all obituaries with Schroeder surname)

Schube, Earl Patrick

Schube

Earl Patrick Schube Sr., 90 of Sheridan, passed away Dec. 18 at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 2, 1913 in Charleston, W.Va. to Albert and Ester Pearl Schube. He was a member of the Episcopal church and served in the army during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Laura Meyer Schube; brothers, Purcell and Albert Schube; and sisters, Elizabeth and Pearl Meyer.

He is survived by daughters, Ester Pearl Schube of Salt Lake City, Utah and Sandra Lynn Deming of Austin; sons, Earl P. Schube, Jr. of Willis and John L. Schube of Bentonville, Ark.; and grandchildren, Hedi Deming, Curtis, Douglas and Melissa Schube. [Place of interment not given]

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

Schubert, Barbara

Mrs. Barbara Schubert, 83, years old, who lived two miles north of this city, died of old age Wednesday afternoon of this week. She was born in Austria, lived in Texas sixteen years and was buried Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Brucklon of Schulenburg officiating. Her death is deeply regretted.

Weimar Mercury, August 28, 1897, page 8

Schubert, William Ernst

W. E. Schubert Dies at 94, Funeral Tuesday

Funeral services for William Ernst Schubert were held Tuesday morning at Untermeyer Funeral home with Rev. G. Wolf officiating. Mr. Schubert, aged 94, died quietly in his sleep at Columbus hospital Monday morning. He had been a patient there for the past 2 months.

Born in Germany, he would have been 95 had he lived until July 13. He came to America as a young man and became a naturalized citizen. He and Emily Lehman were married at Fedor in Lee county in 1890 in the Lutheran church. Ten children were born, 7 preceding him in death.

He came to Columbus from Rockdale where he had maintained a leather and saddlery shop and general merchandise store, and joined his son, W. A. Schubert, in Schubert’s 5 & 10 Cent store. He retired from business when he suffered a stroke in 1951.

Member of St. Paul’s Lutheran church and of Hermann Sons lodge, he received his 60 year membership pin from the lodge in 1953.

He is survived by his wife; 2 sons, John H. and W. A. Schubert and a daughter, Mrs. Annie LeBleu of Columbus; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandsons.

Pallbearers were Joe Knight, Ellis Miller, Gilbert Girndt, Elo Girndt, E. C. Fehrenkamp and John Mattern. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Here for the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. John Reat of Lexington, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Urban of Rockdale and Mrs. Henry Lehman Jr. and Henry Lehmann[sic] Sr. of Giddings.

Colorado County Citizen, May 12, 1960, page 12

Schueldtnecht, unknown

ALLEYTON LOCALS

Mr. Schueldtnecht, one of most useful citizens, departed this life last week, after a prolonged illness, in his seventy-sixth year. He always minded his own business and let other people’s alone. He was a saddler, and a very good workman. He was reputed to be a Protestant and a member of the Lutheran church. We shall miss him very much in our little community. He leaves a widow, advanced in age, to mourn his demise, to whom we offer our sympathy in this her sore bereavement. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 15, 1887

Schuette, Amanda Michelle

Schuette

Amanda Michelle Schuette, 26, of Frelsburg, passed away Sept. 19 in Brenham.

She was born Aug. 2, 1979 to LeeRoy Paul and Patricia Elaine (Davis) Schuette. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Leroy and Etta Schuette and Jimmy Dean Davis.

She is survived by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Jessica Schuette and Gabriel Brito of El Campo; brother, Christopher Lee Schuette of Frelsburg; grandmother, Bobbie Karasek of New Ulm; niece, Jasmin Brito of El Campo; and nephew, Brandon Brito of El Campo.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Gabriel Brito, Hugh Berger, Kenneth Weishuhn and Leander Schuette Sr.

David Schuette was an honorary pallbearer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Amanda Schuette Fund at the Industry State Bank, New Ulm Branch.

Colorado County Citizen, September 27, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Schuette, August

Mr. August Schuette was born near New Ulm, December 20, 1854. It was here that he spent early days or until he married. Since then he had been a resident of the Bernardo community – a period of 52 years – where he enjoyed the friendship and respect of his neighbors.

On December 26, 1881, he was married to Miss Juliana Korth of near New Burg. They had no children of their own. They adopted two orphans, Otto and Arthur Luedecke. Two years ago they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

His passing from this life was a surprise and unexpected, because of good health. About three weeks ago he complained of weakness, yet he lingered on until Nov. 8, 10:25 in the morning when he passed on to his reward. Age of 78 yrs., 10 mos., 18 days.

Because of his desire to live a simple and honest life he did not accumulate great riches in material wealth, however instead, a high esteem among his fellowmen, which is a greater achievement. Life for him was not one of ease and luxury. It meant hard work and often disappointments. Yet he was not given to complaining but was content and happy in a simple trust in God.

The departed one was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery at Mentz, Rev. Flachmeier conducting the service.

“Gone West!” Over the purple hills and beyond the softly glowing rim of the life’s spend day the warrior’s spirit takes its flight! Out of the morning, across the white archway of the noontide, down to the sunset! Out of the din and clamor, out of the bitterness and strife, out of the fierce passion of life’s combat, into the Dreamless Silence whose shadows make the pathway to the stars! Beyond earth’s darkening horizon through the curtained gloom of night, far upon the shoreless sea of fadeless light! Out of the agony of life’s Gethsemane, over the quaking summit of Calvary, into the realm of glory where God’s banners never furl, where victory is sure! There they go, where earth’s last glimmer fades and dies and into God’s spreading dawn whose light is eternal, whose breath is cool and sweet. “Gone West!”

Peaceful be they slumber,
Peaceful in they grave so low,
Thou no more will join our number.
Thou no more our sorrow know,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Colorado County Citizen, November 16, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schuette, Dick

Schuette

Dick Schuette, 89, of Frelsburg, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 1995 at his residence.

Born April 4, 1906 in Frelsburg, he was the son of Dickrich and Emma (Bowie) Schuette. Mr. Schuette, who was a rancher and retired motor grader operator in Precinct 3 in Colorado County, was a lifelong resident of Frelsburg. He was a veteran of World War II and a Lutheran.

Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Mike Burns officiating. Interment followed in Kaiser Cemetery in Brushy. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Ronald Warschak, Daniel Machinsky, Kerry Neuendorff, Leroy Schuette Jr., Kenneth Warschak and Joe Martinek. Honorary pallbearers were Koy Warschak, Jason Neuendorff and Dustin Machinsky.

Mr. Schuette is survived by several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Helen Warschak and Martha Oppermann and brothers Pete Schuette, Hugo Schuette, Johnnie Schuette and Edmund Schuette.

Colorado County Citizen, November 1, 1995, page 18

Schuette, Emil G.

Emil Schuette of Frelsburg

The Frelsburg-New Ulm communities were draped in mourning late Wednesday evening of last week, when the sad intelligence announcing the sudden death of Emil Schuette, was flashed over the wires. He was stricken in the prime of life and in the flower of manhood.

Deceased suffered a slight attack of influenza, but had rallied sufficiently to attend the marriage of his niece, on Armistice Day. It was apparently too great a strain on him and resulted in his taking a relapse, although no one of those near and dear to him, were aware of it.

After the nuptial festivities broke up, he returned home with his young wife and infant son, evidently in good humor and full of hope. The next day he felt considerably indisposed, remaining in bed the better part of the day. Shortly before the setting sun cast its glittering rays over the landscape and illuminated the church steeples of the little town of Frelsburg with its golden rays and kissing them good night, he complained of a severe headache and expressed a desire to leave his bed. His devoted wife prevailed upon him to remain in bed for his own good. Suddenly he fell back upon his pillow, swooned away and never regained consciousness. He was cold in death. Those near and dear to him hurriedly summoned a physician, but to no purpose. Life was extinct. The physician’s only advise was to perfect funeral arrangements.

Deceased died young and in the prime of life. He was a man of excellent habits, good naturedly, kind and genial in his every day life. He was a devoted husband and father, a loving son and brother and an upright and honest citizen. He stood in high esteem in the community in which he grew up to sterling young manhood.

It is hard, indeed, for the young widow and her infant son clasped to her bosom, to take earthly leave from their loved one, on whom their welfare and future happiness depended, and upon whom they looked for their support.

Emil Schuette died at the age of 41 years, 7 months and 27 days. On April 10, 1923, he was married to Miss Hermine Runge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Runge of New Ulm. They resided at Frelsburg with the aged parents of the deceased, where he conducted a cotton gin in company with his brothers. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]

La Grange Journal, Thursday, November 27, 1924
Submitted by Rob Brown

Schuette, Etta (Zettel)

Schuette

Etta Schuette, 75, of Frelsburg, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1995 at her residence.

Born Oct. 19, 1919 in Nelsonville, she was the daughter of Gus and Theresa (Moeckel) Zettel. On June 17, 1943, she married Leroy J. Schuette. Mrs. Schuette, was a homemaker who resided for most of her life in Frelsburg, was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Altar Society in Frelsburg.

Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Wayne Flagg officiating. Interment followed in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers were Henry Lee Michalsky, Johnny Michalsky, Leander Schuette Jr., John Schuette, Michael Collins and Jessica Lee Schuette.

Mrs. Schuette is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Leander and Monie Schuette and Le Roy Jr. and Pat Schuette of Frelsburg; a daughter, Lenell Michalsky of Wallis; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and David Collins of Smithville; a son, David Schuette of Richmond; 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Sept. 7, 1987; an infant daughter, Gloria Jean; a son-in-law, Henry Michalsky; two sisters, Emma Zettel and Edna Zettel, and one infant brother.

Colorado County Citizen, August 30, 1995, page 16

Schuette, Julianna (Korth)

Mrs. Schuette Of Bernardo Is Buried Wednesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the home of O. C. Luedecke at Cat Spring for Mrs. Ju8lianna Schuette, Sr. who died Tuesday. Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiated and burial was in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery.

Mrs. Schuette was born December 12, 1858 al Milheim, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Korth. She lived at New Ulm four years and then moved to Bernardo. Her husband died in 1933.

She is survived by two adopted sons, O. L. Luedecke and Arthur L. Schuette and nephews and nieces.

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

Schuette, Leroy J.

Schuette, Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Leroy J. Schuette of Frelsburg were held Thursday, September 10, 1987 at 10:00 a.m. from Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Schuette, a retired oilfield worker, passed away Monday, September 7, in the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar. He was 69 years of age.

Born June 25, 1918 in Frelsburg, he was the son of Hugo and Odella (Warschak) Schuette. He was a lifelong resident of the Frelsburg area and had been married to the former Etta Zettel since June 17, 1943.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Etta Schuette of Frelsburg; his mother, Mrs. Odella Schuette of Frelsburg; two daughters, Lenell Michalsky of Wallis and Mary Collins of Smithville; three sons, Leander Schuette of Frelsburg, David Schuette of Rosenberg and LeeRoy Schuette of Frelsburg; one sister, Mae Belle Berger of Alleyton; 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service were Hugh Berger, Emil Gully Jr., Henry Lee Michalsky, Johnny Michalsky, Ray Zinglemann and Pet Crawford.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, September 17, 1987 page 3

Schuette, Marcus

Frelsburg Man, 70, Thrown Through Top Of Model A, Killed

A 70-year old Frelsburg resident, Marcus Schuette, was killed at about 6:45 last Thursday evening when his 1929 Model A Ford overturned on a farm-market highway in that community throwing him through the top of the car.

He suffered a crushed chest and broken neck. It is believed he suffered a heart attack just before the wreck. He was Colorado County's third traffic fatality of 1953. [Interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, April 10, 1953
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schuette, Margaret M. (Reising)

Funeral services for Margaret M. Schuette of Columbus were held April 17 at Henneke Funeral Home, wit the Rev. Clarence James officiating.  Burial was at Brune Cemetery, Shaw’s Bend.

Mrs. Schuette died April 16 at Columbus Community Hospital.  She had been hospitalized about three weeks.

A lifetime resident of the Columbus area, Mrs. Schuette was born at Shaw’s Bend on July 2, 1908 to Henry Reising and the former Minnie Schmidt.  She was married to Edmund Schuette on Nov. 24, 1927.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edmund of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. John Simmons of Fresno, Texas; one son, Ed . Schuette of Houston; two sisters, Lillie Kirsch of La Grange and Minnie Werland of Columbus; two brothers, Emil Reising of Fayetteville and Robert Reising of Houston; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Paullbearers were Dennis Wasut, Roy Stokes, Russell Thoede, Ray Moore, Eddie Vasut and Clyde Werland.

Colorado County Citizen, April 24, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Schuette, Peter

Services Are Held For Peter Schuette

Peter Schuette, 56-year-old retired ginner, died of a heart attack at his home in Frelsburg last Thursday, funeral services being held Friday at New Ulm with Rev. Leo Simon officiating.

Pall bearers were Henry Runge, Eddie Runge, Pete Schuette, Edmund Schuette, Pete Ordner and Emil Ordner.

Mr. Schuette was a native of Frelsburg, son of the late John and Helen Schuette. He was a versatile amateur musician and an active member of band and orchestra in his home town in years past.

Surviving are a son, Peter Schuette Jr., two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Ordner and Mrs. E. H. Moeckel, and a brother Marcus Schuette, all of Frelsburg.

Colorado County Citizen, May 21, 1942

Schuetterle, E. J.

GARWOOD
E. J. SCHUETTERLE

The death of Mr. E. J. Schuetterle of this place saddened the community last Wednesday, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral was held at the Methodist church at 1:00 o'clock Friday, Rev. Foerster officiating. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery.}

Mr. Schuetterle had been a resident of this town since 1909. He was born in Galveston July 12, 1868 and moved to Bernardo with his parents in '74. For a number of years he had been associated with his brother, W. H. in business at Garwood. Other survivors are a brother in San Antonio, J. E. Schuetterle, and a sister, Mrs. George Wendel of El Campo.

Colorado County Citizen, February 13, 1936

Schuetterle, William Henry

W. Schutterle[sic] Of Garwood Dies on Friday

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon for Will Schuetterle of Garwood, who passed away in the El Campo hospital on last Friday after an illness of two weeks.  Rev. Allison conducted the services at the Garwood Methodist Church.  He was laid to rest in the family burial plot at Alleyton.

Mr. Schuetterle had been a resident of Garwood for many years and at one time was a prominent business man.  He was born in Galveston in 1870, and made his home in Alleyton in Colorado County before making his home in Garwood.

Pallbearers were Albert Arnold, Allen Wishert, P. A. Walker, Ed Lobpries, Joe Minarcek and Louis Cranek.

Mr. Schuetterle is survived by a number of nieces and nephews to whom sympathy is extended.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 16, 1947, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Schulenburg, Anna (Mehnert)

Mrs. Schulenburg Succumbs at 94 At Glidden Home

Mrs. Anna Schulenburg, who was born one year before the Civil war ended, was laid to rest yesterday in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery after services in the Columbus Funeral home with Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Austin officiating.

Mrs. Schulenburg, 94, died Tuesday at her home at Glidden where she lived with a daughter, Mrs. Tillie Conner.

The Town of Schulenburg is reported to have been named for her husbands father, Louis Arthur Schulenburg.

Mrs. Schulenburg had lived in this area all her life. She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Born Anna Mehnert in Germany near Dresden, she came to America at the age of 18. In 1906 she returned to her native country for a visit of 5 months.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Conner, Mrs. Dick Byars of Route 2, Clumbus and Mrs. S. J. Sotherland[sic] of Glidden; 2 sons, Louis Schulenburg of Alleyton and Ernest Schulenburg of Houston; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Louis Herman Schulenburg, whom she married in 1887, died 48 years ago.

Pallbearers were L. A. Voskamp, Harvey Hope, Owen Mehrens, Bill Harrison, W. . Struss and E. G. Miller.

Colorado County Citizen, January 10, 1957

Schulenburg, Annie Pearl (Wicker)

Schulenburg.

Annie Pearl Wicker Schulenburg, age 79, passed away October 7 in a Houston Hospital.

Graveside service was Saturday, October 8 at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Rev. Gerald Hendon officiated.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Jorden and her husband, James of Houston; one son, E. W. Schulenburg and his wife, Judy of Carrolton,Georgia; two sisters, Judy Roberts, Houston and Sue Wellman, Williston, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest A. Schulenburg.

Colorado County Citizen, October 12, 1988, page 2

Schulenburg, Kate (Lilie)

Mrs. Schulenburg Expires Here at Age of 89 Years

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Schulenburg, 89, were held at the home of her sister Mrs. Louise Meyer here Monday morning at 10:30 with interment at Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. G. Wolf officiating. Untermeyer Bros. had charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Schulenburg, who died Saturday night at the Meyer home, was born in Houston on August 14, 1854, a daughter of Fredericka Malch and Frederick Lilie. When her father returned from the Civil war he bought a little farm near Ellinger where she lived with the family until her marriage to William Schulenburg on November 19, 1885. Mr. and Mrs. Schulenburg had no children. The couple lived in Glidden during their married life until the death of Mr. Schulenburg on April 5, 1914, and she continued her residence there until three years ago when she moved to the Meyer home. Besides her sister she is survived by a number of nieces and nephews, among whom are Mrs. Annie Huebel and Mrs. Sam Sutherland, Glidden; Mrs. R. W. Byars, Mrs. Tillie Conner and Mrs. A. O. Peters, Columbus. A. J. Struss, Eagle Lake; Willie Lilie of Frelsburg; Henry Miller, San Antonio; Frank Miller, Houston, W. A. Struss, Louis Schulenburg, Lee and Alfred Meyer, Columbus.

Pallbearers were A. J. Struss, Henry Miller, Lee and Alfred Meyer, W. A. Struss and A. O. Peters.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1944

Schulenburg, Louis

Mr. LOUIE SCHULENBURG, (for whom the town of Schulenburg was named,) residing two and a half miles west of Columbus, near Glidden, died last Saturday evening at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Ernst Baumgarten, in Schulenburg, aged about eighty years. {Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 22. 1887

Schulenburg, Louis Herman

Glidden, April 10.--Louis Schulenburg, a prominent land owner, died at Glidden of abscess of the lungs early this morning. He was a son of the late Louis Schulenburg, from whom the town of Schulenburg received its name. He is survived by a wife and five children, two brothers and two sisters; one is the wife of Mr. E. Bumgarten[sic] of Schulenburg and the other of Mr. H. Laas of Hempstead. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World and Herman Sons. Interment will take place at Odd Fellows' rest, Columbus, on Saturday morning. Services will be conducted by both orders of which he was a member.

Weimar Mercury, April 18, 1908, page 7

Schulenburg, Louis Herman Jr.

Louis H. Schulenburg Jr.

Funeral services for Louis Herman Schulenburg Jr. of Alleyton were held Friday at Henneke Funeral Home.  Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  The Rev. Henry Teems officiated.

Mr. Schulenburg, a retired Southern Pacific Railroad employee and rancher, died Feb. 7 at Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar at the age of 85.

He was born Dec. 7, 1894 at Glidden, the son of Louis H. Schulenburg Sr. and Anna Mehnert Schulenburg.   He was the grandson of August Louis Herman von Schulenburg, who came to this country through the Port of Galveston in 1836 from Hamburg, Germany, and settled in the Schulenburg area.

His grandfather sold 440 acres to the Southern Pacific Railroad on April 13, 1870 for construction of the railroad.  The settlement was named “Schulenburg” in his honor.

Later the Schulenburg family moved to Glidden, where Louis Schulenburg’s father gave the Southern Pacific land for construction of the Glidden railroad yard.

Louis was the third generation of the Schulenburg family to live in Glidden, although he had resided the past 42 years in Alleyton.

He was married to Anna Mae Harrison on Dec. 23, 1937.

Mr. Schulenburg was a member of the Glidden Baptist Church, Caledonia Lodge and Masonic Lodge No. 68. He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mae of Alleyton; one sister, Mrs. Lena Sutherland of Glidden; two nephews, Earl M. Connor Sr. of Columbus and E. W. Schulenburg of Georgia; four great nephews, Earl M. Connor Jr. of Columbus, Bruce Connor of Houston, Jeffrey Schulenburg and Greg Schulenburg, both of Georgia; and two great, great nephews.

Pallbearers were Henry Maples, William H. Harrison Jr., Dittman W. Harrison, Robert A. Harrison, Earl Connor Jr. and Bruce Connor.

Colorado County Citizen, February 14, 1980 page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Schultz, Adolph Louis

Adolph L. Schultz.

Friday night, Sept. 1, at 8:30 o'clock Adolph L. Schultz, son of A. A. Schultz and wife Louise (Fischer) Schultz, now deceased, died after eight months of suffering from an incurable disease. When three weeks old he was bereft of his mother; he was then cared for by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Schultz up to the age of two years, after which he was reared in the home of his father and foster mother.

He taught school for several years and then accepted employment in Houston. On May 9, 1938 he married Miss Felicia Heinsohn, and they made their home in Houston. They were blessed with one son, Wayne. The deceased answered our country's call for military service, rendering nine months of service until his health faiIed him, he then received his discharge from the army and came home, in hopes of regaining his health. A very delicate operation was performed, results of which at first seemed hopeful, but the hope was of short duration.

His condition became critical, necessitating his removal to his parental home here, where for the last three and one-half months he received tender care and nursing. He attained the age of 34 years and leaves to mourn, his widow, one son, Wayne, his father, A. A. Schultz and foster mother, two brothers, Arno of Freeport, Theodor in our country's service somewhere in New Guinea, and Mildred at home, besides numerous relatives and friends. He was buried with military honors.

Services were conducted in the home by Rev. Leo H. Simon and Rev. John Harder of Houston in the Frelsburg Lutheran church and at the cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Pete Etlinger Funeral Directors.

unidentified September 1944 news clipping
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Schultz, Albert A.

Conduct Schultz Funeral

Funeral services for Albert A. Schultz, 85, of Frelsburg were held Wednesday afternoon from Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg.

The Services were at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Harold Fehler officiating.

Burial followed in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

Mr. Schultz passed away Monday in Fayette Memorial Hospital.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was born in Frelsburg on April 21, 1882, and attended the Boggy Branch Community Public School.

His first marriage was to miss Louisa Fischer on December 3, 1903.  She preceded him in death on March 26, 1910.

He married the former Miss Annie Schwenke on April 30, 1920, in New Wehdem.

Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Annie Schultz of Frelsburg; one daughter, Miss Mildred Schultz of Frelsburg; two sons, Arno Schultz of Guy, Texas and Theodore Schultz of Frelsburg; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Fischer of Bartlett and Mrs. Albert Schwinger of Houston; three brothers, Otto J. Schultz of Bartlett, Gus W. Schultz of Houston and Herbert H. Schultz of Austin; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pete E. Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville was in charge of arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, 14 March 1968
Sibmitted by RoxAnn Johnson

Schultz, Bettie Johnetta (Bryan) Wesson

96-Year-Old Mrs. Bettie Schultz To Be Buried Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Schultz, 96, will be held in First Methodist church tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 o’clock the Rev. William F. Hathaway officiating. Arrangements are in charge of Columbus Funeral home.

The body will lie in state in the church from 11 a.m. Friday until time of the services.

Mrs. Schultz was a native of Columbus and was the oldest living member of the local Methodist church. She was also a former organist in the church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She died yesterday morning in Houston following an emergency operation performed Sunday.

Survivors include 3 sons, John of Garland, W. K. of Austin and Charles of Houston and a daughter, Mrs. Dick Lott, also of Houston, also 7 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, March 14, 1963, page 12

Mrs. Schultz’s Last Rites Held Here Friday

Last rites for Mrs. Bettie Schultz, 96, were held here Friday afternoon in First Methodist church, the Rev. W. F. Hathaway Jr. officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Her body was brought from Houston Friday morning by George H. Lewis & Sons and lay in state in the church until time of the service.

Mrs. Schultz died Mar. 13 in Houston after an emergency operation performed Sunday. She had made her home in Houston with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lott, since last summer.

Born in Columbus, her maiden name was Bettie Bryon. Her husband, William H. Schultz, died in the early 1900’s. Mrs. Schultz’s mother was Mrs. Bertha Wagner, owner of the building now known as the Wagner apartments on Spring St.

Survivors include 3 sons, John of Garland, William K. of Austin and Charles of Houston and the daughter, Mrs. Lott, of Houston, also 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Wurzbach and Mrs. May Yarborough of Seguin and Mrs. Emma Smith of Mart also survives.

Pallbearers were her 3 sons, her grandson, R. W. Lott Jr., and her grandsons-in-law, Milton C. Cross and Arthur C. Monaghan, the latter 3 of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, March 21, 1963, page 4

Schultz, Gwendoline Christine

Post Special: Columbus, May 24.--Gwendoline Christine, the 22 months old daughter of Mr.and Mrs. W. H. Schultz died at 8:30 last evening of a complication resulting from whooping cough. The funeral was held this afernoon at 5 o’clock at the city cemetery.

[The Mercury’s sincere and heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents in their misfortune.--Ed.]

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1905, page 8

Schultz, Helena Margrotha Sophia (Meyer)

Ninety-Five Year Old Mrs. Lena Schultz Buried Here

Ninety-five year old Mrs. Helen Meyer Schultz was, laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery last Saturday afternoon after services in Untermeyer Funeral home, with Rev. G. Wolf officiating.

Mrs. Schultz died in Columbus hospital late Friday after having been taken there earlier that day. It was the first time in her long life that she had ever been in a hospital. Although she was without eyesight in her later years, she always tried to wait on herself.

She had been making her home here with one of her daughters, Mrs. Charles Lipperdt. Since breaking up housekeeping in Alleyton several years ago, she had been taking turns living with her children.

Born in Frelsburg Nov. 3, 1860, her maiden name was Helena Meyer. Her husband, Henry Schultz, died 13 years ago. She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Lipperdt, she is survived by 7 other children, Willie, Henry and Otto Schultz of Alleyton, Emil of Eagle Lake and Albert of Wharton; Mrs. A. J. Burger of Houston and Mrs. Mathilda Scherbig of Columbus. A large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Emil and Awald Burger of Houston, Milton Schultz of Austin, Alvin. Schultz of Wharton, Labe Schultz of Louisiana and Edmund Schultz of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, May 3, 1956

Schultz, Johanna Christine (Obenhaus)

Post Special: Columbus. June 3.
Mrs. Johanna C. Schultz died at 6 o'clock this morning after an illness lasting ten days. She was 73 years of age, a lady of many estimable qualities of mind and heart, and one of the oldest residents of Columbus. She is survived by six children, all married. They are: Mr. W. H. Schultz of Columbus, Mrs. J. H. Laing of Denison, Mrs. C. J. G. Leesemann of Columbus, Mr. Charles Schultz of Houston, Mr. O. R. Schultz of San Antonio and Mrs. Clara Koppel of San Antonio, The funeral took place Sunday morning at 10:30 at Odd Fellows' Rest.

Weimar Mercury, June 10, 1905, page 1

Schultz, Josie (Henicke)

Schultz Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Mrs. Josie (Henicke) Schultz were held Monday, May 18, 1967, at 9:30 a.m. from the Brookside Funeral Chapel in Houston with Rev. Andy Knight officiating.

Interment was in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiating.

Mrs. Schultz passed away Friday, May 15, 1987 at the age of 83 years, 2 months and I day.

Mrs. Schultz was born March 14, 1904 in Columbus, the daughter of Ben and Katy (Anderson) Henicke.

She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law, Josie and Jerry Hill of Porter, Anna Mae and Rufus Blanton of Tampa, Florida, Bonnie and Johnny Campbell of Houston, Vivian and Roy Robertson of Porter and Alma and Kenneth Smith of Pasadena; seven sons and daughters-in-law, Leroy and Elcy Schultz of Houston, Raymond and Oleta Schultz of Houston, Howard and Bonita Schultz of Houston, Leo and Ellen Schultz of Cypress, Benny and Judy Schultz of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, John and Sherry Schultz of Tampa, Florida and James and Shirley Schultz of Humble; half-sisters, Dorothy Vojetk of Columbus and Lucille Bryant of Alvin; half-brother, David Richter of Weatherford; 42 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by husband, Adolf Schultz and one son, A. D. Schultz Jr.

New Ulm Enterprise, June 11, 1987, page 3

Schultz, Otto

Otto Schultz Dies At 67, Funeral Held Saturday

Funeral services were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home Saturday afternoon for Otto Schultz, 67, who died Thursday. Rev. G. Wolf of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Schultz died at the home of Adolph Mahalitc. He and Mr. Mahalitc had been trying to get rid of bees in the walls of Mr. Mahalitc's home, when some of the bees got under a mask Mr. Schultz was wearing, stinging him and causing his death.

He was born in Colorado County July 30, 1891, and had spent his whole life in this vicinity. He and his wife, the former Louise Pavlu, had been separated for some time.

Survivors include: 3 daughters, Mrs. Johnnie G. Nelson, Mrs. Louis Kelley and Mrs. Gus C. Sronce of Columbus; 2 sons, Wilbert Schultz and Walter James Schultz; 3 sisters, Mrs. Charles J. F. Lipperdt and Mrs. Herman Scherbig of Columbus and Mrs. Albert Burger of Houston and 4 brothers, Willie and Henry of Alleyton, Emil of Eagle Lake and Albert of Wharton.

Pallbearers were Albert Loughridge and Adolph Burger of Houston, E. L. Scogin and Ernest Besch of Alleyton, Emil Burger of Eagle Lake and Milton Schultz of Austin.

Colorado County Citizen, August 14, 1958
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Schultz,Theodore Albert “Teddy”’

Schultz

Theodore "Teddy" Schultz, 86, of Frelsburg, passed away Jan. 21 at Heart Hospital in Austin.

He was born in Frelsburg, Nov. 10, 1920 to Albert A. and Annie (Schwenke) Schultz. He was a builder of miniature replicas of trains and windmills and was the caretaker of Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

He attended Boggy Branch, Industry Schools and graduated from Fayetteville High School. He was a farmer and rancher and had a photographic memory. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Frelsburg Volunteer Fire Department, VFW Post 6113in Columbus, Farm Bureau, Texas German Society and the Austin Colorado County Historical Commission. He served the Colorado Soil and Water Conservation for 27 years. He also served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 1940-Jan. 1945 and obtained the rank of Corporal. He served in the Pacific Theater stationed in New Guinea and in the invasion of Morotai.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Adolph Schultz and wife Felicia and Arno G. Schultz and wife Evelyn; and nephew Wayne Schultz.

He is survived by his sister, Mildred E. Schultz of Frelsburg; niece, Dorothy Ann Abel and husband Allen of Bellville; nephews, Arno G. Schultz Jr. and wife Shirley of Needville, Calvin A. Schultz and wife Toni of Damon and Kirby G. Schultz and wife Sue of Rosenberg; 11 great-nieces and nephews; and 18 great-great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 24 at Trinity Lutheran Church. The Rev. Bill Mosley officiated. Interment followed in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg.

Pallbearers were Herbert Dablegott, Kevin Albers, Wayne Pflughaupt, Clyde Heinsohn, Troy McQueen and Clarence Fischer.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary and Glena Meyer, Lance, Sterling, Dana and Steven Schultz, Cheryl Lewis, Suzanne Mullins, Kimberly Warwick, Renee McCrea and Cynthia Chumchal.

Colorado County Citizen, January 24, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Schultz, unknown infant

Mrs. C. A. Schultz, near Alleyton, presented her “liege lord” wth twins on Thursday last, a boy and a girl.  Unfortunately the little girl died on Monday last.  Mother and boy doing well. [burial place unknown]

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

Schultz, Wilbert Edward

Wilbert Schultz

Funeral services for Wilbert Edward Schultz of Alleyton were held Monday at Henneke Funeral Home at 10 a.m. with the Rev. L.G. Wehman officiating.  Burial was in Alleyton Cemetery.

He died in the Veterans' Hospital in Houston Sept. 26, at the age of 61.

Mr. Schultz was born at Altair Jan. 31, 1914, a son of Otto and Louise Pavlu Schultz.  He was married to Nellie E. Frazier Feb. 7, 1936, and they lived in Alleyton for the last 5 years.

He was employed by Superior Sand and Gravel Co., was a member of W.O. W. and a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Louise Fuller of Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Johnnie ( Leona) Nelson and Mrs. Louis (Lueva) Kelley of Columbus and Mrs. Gus ( Wilma) Sronce of Friendswood; and a brother, Walter James Schults of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Louis Kelley, Ernest Henicke, Leon Holub, Gus Sronce and J. D. Nelson.

Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1975
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Schultz, William Henry

Columbus, Aug. 2—W. H. Schultz, aged 60 years,one of the oldest citizens of Columbus, died last evening. Mr. Schultz was born and lived his entire life in the vicinity of Columbus. He held membership in nearly all the local lodges and was well-known throughout the State. H was buried this evening, Caledonia Lodge No. 68, A. F. & A. M., conducted the Masonic burial service at the grave.

Weimar Mercury, August 11, 1911, page 1

Death of W. H. Schultz.

Wm. H. Schultz, one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Colorado county, died at his home in this city last Tuesday evening, after an extended illness, of fatty degeneration of the heart, and other complications. For several months his life was despaired, of and the report of his death at anytime would not have been a surprise. Notwithstanding the expectancy, when the loss was realized, it was no less a shock to the community. Mr. Schultz was born Dec. 4, 1851, was married March 9, 1897, to Mrs. Bettie Wesson, who survives him. To this marriage four children were born, Inez, John, William, and Charles Leesemann, all living. Mr. Schultz also has two brothers and three sisters living, Mrs. C. J. G. Leesemann, Mrs. Clara Koppel, and Chas. F. Schultz of Houston, Mrs. Minnie Gresham of Ft. Worth, and Oscar R. Schultz of San Antonio, all of whom, except Mrs. Gresham were here to attend the funeral. Mr. Schultz was a consistant[sic] member of the Methodist church, a royal arch and council mason, member of Knights of Pythias, A. O. U. W., Puritans and Maccabees. He was born in Columbus, on the block in which Mr. F. G. Mahon now resides, and the whole of his life has been spent in Columbus, with the exceptions of a few years upon a farm in this county. His funeral was under the auspices of Caledonia lodge No. 68 A. F. and A. M., the other orders of which he was a member attending in bodies. The religious services were conducted at the residence by Rev. A. Noble James of the Methodist church. The funeral procession was a long one, and the floral tributes profuse. [Interment in Odd Fellows' Rest] The entire community realizes the loss of “Billy” Schultz, and the symathies[sic[ of the Citizen are extended to the bereaved family.—Colorado Citizen.

Weimar Mercury, August 11, 1911, page 2

Schultz, William Koppel

Schultz

Graveside services were held at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus for William K. Schultz Tuesday, August 2 under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Lowrey officiating.

Mr. Schultz was born February 7, 1906 in Columbus to William H. Schultz and KBettie[sic] Johnetta Bryan Schultz. He married Vera Inez Roosevelt Schultz.

Mr. Schultz was a retired senior engineer for Texas Highway Department. He was affiliated with Episcopel[sic] Church of the Good Shepherd in Austin.

He was a veteran of WW II.

Survivors are his wife, Vera Schultz of Austin; sister, Inez R. Lort of Houston; brother, Charles L. Schultz of Montgomery, Texas, and nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, August 4, 1988

Schulz, Dorothea Henriette (Koester)

Frelsburg, October 7.--Mrs. F. Schultz died at her home on Oct. 5 and was interred in the family graveyard on October 6. [Place of interment unknown.]

Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1902, page 2

Schumaker, Albina Vlasta (Marek) Hnatek

Schumaker Services Held Feb. 22

Albina Vlasta Marek Hnatek Schumaker, 90, died on Feb. 19, at Ward's Personal Care Home in New Caney.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 22, at Faith Lutheran Church, with Pastors Vernon Rabel and Lee Eschberger[sic] officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 23, 1905, to William and Anna (Fojt) Marek in Hackberry.

She attended school in Appelts Hill. She has lived in this area since 1927 and was a farmer. She attended Zion Lutheran Church in Sublime, and then later, Faith Lutheran Church of Weimar. She was a member of Weimar Senior Citizens and the Faith Lutheran Churchwomen and Quilting Group.

She married Joe Hnatek on Nov. 10, 1931, in Schulenburg. He preceded her in death in 1951.

She then married Eddie Schumaker Oct. 27, 1954, at St. Peter's in Hallettsville. He died in 1985.

Survivors include a sister, Hermina Spies of Hallettsville; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Wenger; a granddaughter, Jean Kennedy; a grandson, Joe Hnatek, all of Splendora; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were: a son, Owen Hnatek; and three brothers, Amil, Victor, and Eddie.

Pallbearers were Joe Hnatek, A. J. Hnatek, Carl Christen, Odie Kennedy, Kevin Kennedy, and Keith Kennedy.

Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1996, page 2

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Schwartz, Hermann

Funeral for H. Schwartz Held July 30

Funeral services for Herman Schwartz, 70. of Oakland were held Saturday mornings July 30, from Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel, Schulenburg, with Father Robbins officiating.

Burial was in Miller Creek Cemetery near Weimar.

Mr. Schwartz, a retired carpenter. died July 28 in the Hallettsville Hospital, after a stroke.

Born Feb. 28, 1907. at Schulenburg, he was a son of Stephen and Mary Schwartz. He married Annie Borak at Sublime in 1934 and they settled near Oakland. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church at Schulenburg.

Survivors in addition to his wife are one daughter. Mrs. Clara Ann (Jessie) Marburger of Weimar; three grandchildren, and one sister. Mrs. Emma Schroeder of Houston. Two brothers, Henry Schwartz and Charlie Schwartz, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were James Jahn, August Kuehn III, Glenn Jahn. Fritz Keilers. Gene Christen, and William Roy Meyers

Weimar Mercury, August 4, 1977

Schwartz, John

Nada, Texas, Nov. 21 -- Mr. John Schwartz was called by death last Sunday evening at 4 o'clock. The deceased was, at his death, 86 years and 8 days, probably the oldest inhabitant of this community. His death was caused by feebleness and old age. The deceased was very pious and a quiet man. In spite of his many hard struggles and hard times during long life, he was always contented and satisfied, always setting a good example. We have good reasons to write a little of the history of his life for it is not often we hear of one like that of this aged man. The deceased was born in Sikowitz, Austria, in 1836. He fought in the war between Austria and Denmark in 1860. He married an Austrian and to that union there were born four children, Rudolph, Katherine, Paula and Mary, all being born in Austria. In 1881 they came to this country, settled in this community and have always lived here. After the many hard struggles and hard times in the old country and while they came over, they have found it not very pleasant here, but were progressing step by step as the years went by. It seemed that fate has always been against him, as all his family had been called by death before him, he being left alone for the past 19 years. In 1896, his daughter Mrs. Lucius Leopold died; then his only son, at the age of 21, who was his main support, died in 1900. Next, his daughter, Katherine, died at the age of 23, in 1903. Then he lost his wife the same year. His other daughter, Paula, who was married to Mr. John Burns, died in 1911. The father now, of course, was heartbroken many times, but by his good deed, his pious practice, he stood all bravely, and thus was the cause that he became an old man and died such a happy death. The funeral on Tuesday morning at the Catholic Church here was well attended and from everybody present we could hear "I wish I could died a happy death like this one." Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery. May he rest in Peace.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 2, 1922
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Schwartz, Rachel

ALLEYTON LOCALS

Death has visited our town again and removed Miss Rachel, daughter, and only living child of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Schwartz. We offer them our heartfelt sympathy in their sore trouble and bereavement. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 29, 1885

Schwede, Anna

An old lady named Schwede, living near Miller’s creek died Saturday night and was buried the following day, Rev. J. Frehner performing the furneral services. [Interment in Miller Creek Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1899, page 4

Schwegmann, Charles Henry

Chas. Schwegmann, 40 Dies Suddenly; Buried Here Today

Funeral services for Charles Henry Schwegmann, 40, who died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon at about 4 o'clock, were set for 3 o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. C Emigholz was to officiate.

Mr. Schwegmann was driving from his home to the Arthur Oncken place where he was employed as a farm hand, when he suffered a heart stroke, dying instantly.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, he was born June 16, 1914, the son of Mrs. Lena Schwegmann and the late Henry Schwegmann. He married Miss Lena Huepers September 15, 1937.

Survivors in addition to his mother and his wife are three young daughters, Helen, Charlene and Carol Sue; four sisters Miss Helen Schwegmann and Mrs. Henrietta Hattermann of Weimar, Mrs. Lenora Oeltjendiers of La Grange and Mrs. Gertrude Heck of Schulenburg; and two brothers, Bill Schwegmann of Weimar and Diedrich Schwegmann of La Grange.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Walter Vornsand, Robert Walzel, Addie Vornsand, Alfonse Hudec, Hy. Hartman Jr. and Edgar Vornsand.

Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1955, page 1

Schwegmann, Diedrich A.

Final Rites for D. A. Schwegmann, 55, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for D. A. Schwegmann. 55, of La Grange. were held Wednesday morning at the Koenig Funeral Home Chapel in La Grange, with burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Rev. H. T. Flachmeier officiated.

Mr. Schwegmann, a native of Holman, died Monday at his home.

Born at Holman Nov. 21, 1907, he was a son of Henry and Lena Breithaupt Schwegmann. A lifelong resident of the Holman-La Grange area, he married Miss Mary Rataj at Weimar on October 14, 1928. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and was a manager and part owner of Quality Feed & Hdwe. Store at La Grange.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 3 daughters, Mrs. Reuben (Mary) Maas, Mrs. Allen (Barbara) Mueller and Miss Ruth Schwegmann, all of La Grange; one son. David Schwegmann of Ft. Worth; 3 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Geo. Hattermann, Mrs. Lenora Oeltjendiers and Miss Helen Schwegmann, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Charles Beck of Schulenburg; and one brother, William Schwegmann of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1963, page 1

Schwegmann, Heinrich

Hy. Schwegmann, 74 Buried Wednesday In Masonic Cemetery

Henry Schwegmann, 74. former Weimar resident, died at his home in the Mecklenburg community near La Grange, Saturday. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange at 9:30 a. rn, with interment in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. R Heise officiated,

Judge Geo. L. Haidusek held an inquest and rendered a verdict of death by self-inflicted wounds.

Born in Germany on November 14. 1867, Mr. Schwegmann came to America in 1888 at the age of 21 years and settled with his family at Weimar. Married to Miss Lena Breithaupt the couple lived in the Weimar community until about two years ago when they moved to their present home at Mecklenburg.

Survivors are his wife, four daughters, Miss Helen Schwegmann, Mrs. George Hattermann, Mrs. John Oeltjendiers of La Grange and Mrs. Chas. Beck of Schulenburg; three sons, Willie, who is in the army and stationed at Yakima, Washington; Diedrich of Fayetteville, and Charles of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, November 13, 1942, page 1

Schwegmann, Helen Friedriche

Schwegmann Funeral Held Here Nov. 25

Funeral services for Helen Friedriche Schwegmann, 80, of Weimar were held Wednesday, Nov. 25, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Norman Sirnic officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Miss Schwegmann died at her home on Nov. 22.

Born August 19, 1912, in the Wildwood community, she was a daughter of Henry and Lena (Breithaupt) Schwegmann. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Surviving her are a brother, Bill Schwegmann of Weimar; a sister Gertrude (Charlie) Beck of Schulenburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Diedrich, Charlie and Alex Schwegmann, and three sisters, Eliese Schwegmann, Mrs. Henrietta (George) Hattermann, and Mrs. Leonora (John) Oeltjendiers.

Serving as pallbearers were her nephews, Wm. A. Schwegmann, Fred Schwegmann, Leon Hattermann, Henry Oeltjendiers, Rubin Maas and Arnold Balzer.

Weimar Mercury, November 26, 1992

Schwegmann, Henry Jr.

Young Henry Schwegemann, Jr., Killed In Accident.

An exceedingly unfortunate accident happened near the home of Henry Schwegemann, Sr., near Weimar, Sunday about noon when his son, Henry, aged, about 17 years, was shot in the left side and mortally wounded. The young man lingered until Monday night, when death relieved him of his sufferings. Particulars of the accident are meager. Henry and a younger brother were hunting rabbits near the family home, when a gun was accidentally discharged with the above result. Just how it happened is problematical, as the young man was hardly conscious from the time of the accident until his death. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, at the Weimar Cemetery, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran minister, officiating. Henry was a sturdy, bright, energetic young man, the pride of his parents' hearts, a young man of great promise, possessor of a large circle of friends, and his unfortunate death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all. To Mr. and Mrs. Schwegemann, in the loss of their beloved boy, our heart goes out in deepest sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1920, page 1

Schwegmann, Lena (Breithaupt)

Final Rites For Mrs. Schwegmann, 84, Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Lena) Schwegmann, 84, who died Tuesday evening, July 17, after a stroke, were held Thursday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home with burial in Masonic cemetery.

Her pastor, Rev. George Fuchs of Weimar United Church of Christ officiated.

Mrs. Schwegmann had lived in this area all but the first ten years of her life. born August 14, 1877, in Germany, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Breithauipt[sic]. The family left Germany in 1880, when she was 3, and lived in Hawaii, the Island of Kauai, for 7 years before coming to the United States. They settled near Oakland After her marriage to Henry Schwegmann, they continued living in that vicinity until his death in 1942, when she moved Weimar.

She is survived by two sons, Diedrich of La Grange and William of Weimar; four daughters, Miss Helen Schwegmann and Mrs. Henrietta (George) Hattermann of Weimar, Mrs. Lenora (John) Oeltjendiers of La Grange and Mrs. Gertrude (Charles) Beck of Schulenburg; 14 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and one brother Wm. Breithaupt of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Norbert Zatopek, E. J. Seifert, John Hajovsky, Ed. Rabel, F. F. Brasher and Fred Vornsand.

Weimar Mercury, July 26, 1962

Schwegmann, Ruth (Traulsen)

Schwegmann funeral Services Held Aug. 18

Ruth (Traulsen) Schwegmann, 90, of Weimar, died Aug. 15, in Weimar.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Weimar United Church with Dr. Jerry Carpenter officiating. Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Schwegmann was born Feb. 12, 1914 to Emil and Maria (Matthiesen) Traulsen in Vesper, Kan.

She met Bill Schwegmann in Washington State, while he was in the military, and they were united in marriage in 1947. The couple returned to Weimar after Bill completed his military service and Ruth taught school in the Oakland Community.

Between 1949 and 1962 she stayed at home with the couple’s two children. She took classes from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and completed her bachelors degree in 1969 at the age of 55.

Ruth taught elementary school in Weimar Public Schools until she retired in 1981, after 33 years of teaching.

Ruth was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ where she was active in many church activities, including the Doras Circle of the Women’s Guild. She served that circle as secretary for many years.

She was also a member of the Texas Retired Teachers’ Association and of the local Nimble Fingers Sewing Club.

She is survived by two sons, Bill Schwegmann and wife Kathy of Houston and Fred Schwegmann of Houston; one sister, Gladys Miller of Hialeah, Fla; one grandson, Allan Schwegmann of Los Angeles and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Schwegmann; her parents; one brother and one sister.

Pallbearers were Leon Hattermann, Rudy Estrada, Clyde Lyons, Henry Oeltjendiers, Floyd Neal and Kervy Kahlden

The Weimar Mercury August 26, 2004
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Schwegmann, Willie F.

Schwegmann Services Held October 17

Funeral services for W. F. "Bill" Schwegmann, 78, were held October 17 at the United Church of Christ in Weimar with Rev. Norman J. (Skip) Sirnic officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, he died October 14 in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

He was born January 21, 1916 in the Wildwood community to Henry and Lena (Breithaupt) Schwegmann.

Schwegmann served in the Army Air Force from June 1942 to January 1946. He married Ruth Traulsen on June 17, 1947. He was a plumber for Butane Gas and Equipment, a member of the American Legion and the Weimar United Church of Christ.

Surviving him are his wife, Ruth Schwegmann of Weimar; two sons and daughter-in-law, William A. and Kathy Schwegmann of Houston, and Fred Schwegmann of Houston; one sister, Gertrude Beck of Schulenburg; and one grandson, William A. Schwegmann, Jr. of Houston.

He was preceeded[sic] in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Pallbearers were Leon Hattermann, Henry Oeltjendiers, Rueben Maas, Leslie Kahlden, Tim Bogisch, and Darrell Otto.

Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1994, page 2

Schweke, William August

W. A. Schweke

W. A. Schweke passed away Jan. 30 in the Columbus Hospital at the age of 91.

He was a son of William and Wilhemine Heinsohn Schweke, born Nov. 5, 1880. He was united in marriage with Maria Howe Nov. 9, 1904. She preceded him in death in 1966.

Mr. Schweke was a retired farmer and rancher and had lived most of his life in the New Ulm area, having lived in Columbus the past 2 years.

Last rites were held Feb 1, 10 a.m., from Zaskoda Chapel in Industry. Burial was in the New Ulm Cemetery with Rev. Harold Fehler officiating at the services.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Werner (Alma) Blezinger of Industry, Mrs. Ervin (Lola) Mieth of New Ulm and Mrs. Raymond (Doris) Dvorak of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Hildegard Schmidt of New Ulm; 2 brothers, F G. Schweke of Columbus and Arthur Schweke of New Ulm; 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, February 10, 1972

Schwendinger, John George

We regret to announce the death, on Tuesday last, of little John George, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schwendinger, of our city. He was buried yesterday in the presence of his bereaved parents and many sorrowing friends. The little fellow is at peace now, and happy in the blissful hereafter. [Place of interment unknown]

“Why should we mourn departing friends,
Or shake at death’s alarms?
‘Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,
To call them to his arms.”

Colorado Citizen, July 6, 1882, page 3

Schwendinger, Johnnie

Died on the 31st ult., at 11 1/2 oclock, little JOHNNIE, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Schwendinger, of brain fever.  [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, January 2, 1879, page 3
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Sciba, Andrew

FUNERAL HELD FOR MR. ANDREW SCIBA MONDAY

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Sciba, 61, native of this section and a former long time resident of Weimar, whose death occurred in a San Antonio hospital, were held Monday morning at 8:30 a. m. from the Kearns Funeral Home, and at 9 a.m. at the St. Gerard's Catholic Church in San Antonio, the Rev. Phillip A. Kvasnica officiating.

The deceased was a native of Oakland, had been a resident here for many years, however, moved to Corpus Christi seven years ago. He was a carpenter by trade. Well known throughout this section, he leaves scores of friends who mourn his passing.

Mr. Sciba was ill about fifteen days, his death occurring at 8:45 p. m. Aug. 10. He was born on Nov. 22, 1878, and was 61 years old at time of death.

Survivors include a widow, Mrs. Carolyn Sciba of Weimar; a mother, Mrs. Mary Sciba of Weimar; four brothers, George and Felix Sciba, both of Weimar, Charles of Corpus Christi, Albert of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Slubar of Wharton, and Mrs. Emil Klecka of Houston. Also surviving is one daughter, Mrs. P. N. Biediger of San Antonio, and two grandchildren.

Pall bearers were E. O. Nitsch, Otto A. Breabe, Fred Burkett, E. P. Krueger, R. Leo Clavin and Edward Guenther.

Burial was in the San Fernando cemetery No. 2 in San Antonio

To bereaved survivors, the Mercury offers its sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, August 16, 1940, page 1

Sciba, Andrew Sr.

Old Settler at Oakland Passes Away

Again it becomes our duty to chronicle the death of an old settler of this section, Mr. Andrew ScIba, Sr., of Oakland, which occurred at the family home in Oakland on Friday of last week near the noon hour.

Mr. A. Sc!ba had been in fairly good health up until a few days before his death. He was a victim of flu and pneumonia. The body was prepared for burial and brought to the home of his son, Mr. George Sciba in this city. Funeral took place at St. Michael's Church with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.

A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites.
Mr. Sciba was 75 years old at time of his death. He came to this country from Poland when 16 years of age, married and raised a large family. He first settled at Ellinger and later moved to Oakland where he has resided ever since.

Mr., Sciba stood very high in the estimation of all who knew him. He was a good man, well liked by everyone and he will be greatly missed by the family and the community in which he lived.

He was the father of eight children, one of whom died years ago. Surviving are seven children and are Andrew, Chas., George, Felix and Andrew Sciba, Mrs. Amelia Klecka and Mrs. Mary Slubar. The wife. Mrs. Mary Sciba, is also left to mourn his death.

The Mercury extends condolence to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, February 1, 1929, page 1

Sciba, Carolyn (Anders)

Mrs. Carrie Sciba, 85, Former Nurse, Dies in Kerrville

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn (Carrie) Sciba, 85, of San Antonio, were held Monday, Jan. 25, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, San Antonio, with Rev. Lawrence Walsh offering the Requiem Mass.

Interment was in the San Fernando Archdioceasan Cemetery.

Mrs. Sciba died Saturday, Jan. 23, in a rest home at Kerrville, where she had lived only a short time.

A native of Dubina, she was the former Miss Carolyn Anders. She served as a nurse here for the late Dr. C. G. Cook many years and after his death continued her profession in San Antonio until retirement. She was a member of St. Elizabeth’s Benevolent Association and was associated with the Catholic Women’s Association.

Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Paul (Laura) Biediger of San Antonio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Paul Christilles Jr. of La Coste; a grandson, Paul Biediger Jr. of San Antonio; three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

[Submitter’s note: Carrie was the daughter of Ferdinand and Julia Kloesel Anders.]
The Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1965.
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Sciba, Johann

Our people were greatly shocked Saturday morning to learn of the death of Mr. John Sciba, a respected young farmer of this section, whose death occurred at 8 o’clock at the residence of his brother, Mr. Andrew Sciba,Jr., in this city after a brief illness of appendicitis. It was not generally known that he was sick, hence the surprise and shock was the greater. He was attacked by this disease Thursday, if we are not mistaken, and although everything possible was done for him it proved of no avail. It was intended to take him to San Antonio Friday night, but his condition would not warrant the trip. The remains were interred Saturday afternoon at St. Michael’s cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski performing the burial obsequies. Mr. Sciba was a young man of noble impulses, honest, straightforward, energetic, and popular wherever shown. He was a son of A. Sciba, Sr., of the Oakland neighborhood. His death is deeply and sincerely lamented by a large quota of friends.

Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1909

Sciba, Mary (Lewandowski)

FUNERAL HELD HERE FOR MRS. MARY SCIBA, 82

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Sciba, 82. one of Weimar area's pioneer residents whose death occurred Saturday, were held here Monday morning from St. Michael's Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. J. J. Szymanski officiating.

The deceased was a native of Fayetteville, where she was born Jan. 19. 1858, the daughter of early settlers Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lewandowski. At the age of 21, she was united in marriage to Mr. Andrew Sciba and the couple, throughout most of their life, made their home in the Oakland area of Colorado County. Mr. Sciba expired about 11 years ago.

Survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Mary Slubar of Wharton, Mrs. Emil Klecka of Houston; four sons, George and Felix of Weimar. Charles of Corpus Christi, Albert of San Antonio; three brothers, Frank, Conrad and M. Lewandowski, all of East Bernard; two sisters. Mrs. Gus Miller of Oakland, Mrs. Kuhn of Robstown; a number of grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Two sons, Andrew and John, preceded their mother in death.

Grandchildren total sixteen, and great-grandchildren, thirteen.

Burial was in the St. Michael's Cemetery.

To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury extends its most sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, October 11, 1940, page 1

Scogin, Edwin Loyce

Scogin Funeral Services

Edwin Loyce "Scog" Scogin, 84, died Friday, August 6, 1993 in an Austin hospital.
Funeral Services were held Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. from St. Paul Lutheran Church In Columbus with Pastor John Hunsucker officiating.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

The only son of William Thomas and Annie Scogin, he married Elsie Schultz on November 7, 1993[sic] and was a retired shop foreman with Gifford Hill Gravel Mining Co.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie of Columbus; daughters and sons-in- law, Elsie and George Miller of San Antonio, Carolyn and Frank Beynon of Austin; grandchildren. Martin, Murray and Morris Miller all of San Antonio, Annette Graves of College Station and Andrea Beynon of Austin; sister, Rosa Nell Garrison of San Antonio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Bertha Henderson.

Pallbearers were Martin Miller, Murray Miller, Morris Miller, Milton Schultz Jr., Mike Schultz, Brad Bryson and Billy Sweat. Honorary pallbearers were Max Rogers, Rueben Maertz, Sam Kaiser, John Graves Ill and Dean McWilliams.

Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, August 19, 1993, page 3

Scogin, Jaxie A.(Smith)

Mrs. Scogin Dies In Sleep Fri. Nite; Service Held Mon.

Mrs. Jaxie A. Scogin, owner of the New Courtyard Apartments on Davitt Street in Eagle Lake, was found dead in her apartment in the courts last Saturday morning. Mrs. Scogin died early Friday night, February 3rd, from a heart attack.

Mr. and Mrs. Scogin came to Eagle Lake a few years ago from Kansas. Mr. Scogin preceded her in death last year.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Monday February 6th, from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Weimar officiating. William Harrison , Jr., was soloist and rendered a favorite hymn, “How Great Thou art”.

She was placed to final rest in the Lakeside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Wm. Farris, John Adkins, John T. Pilkington, E. M. Kveton, T. P. Dowdy and Lorell H. Dye.

Mrs. Scogin was born Jan 11, 1903 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of Frank Eugene and Lena L. Armstrong Smith. On Sept. 4, 1921, she was united in marriage with Perl Eugene Scogin in Mobile, Kansas.

Surviving are: her daughter, Mrs. Jack Dannels of Eagle Lake; three grandchildren, Mrs. Walter Broyes, Kay Dannels, and Mike Dannels; a great granddaughter, Terah Broyles; one sister, Mrs. Virgil Crumrine of Wichita, Kansas; two brothers, Clio Smith of Moline Kansas and Alden Smith of Vancouver, Washington; and other relatives.

Mrs. Scogin was an accomplished singer and studied music at Wichita University under Theurow Leuranz. She was active in the Eastern Star as a member of Hulda Parker Chapter of Chanute, Kansas, in the Colly Memorial Methodist Church, and in the Study Club.

She was loved for her kindness and consideration of others and shall be missed by loved ones and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 9, 1967

Scorbra, unknown

OAKLAND NOTES

A heart-rending accident occurred in this neighborhood a few days ago. While two little boys--sons of Messrs. Jas. Styres[sic] and R. N. Scorbra--were fooling with a gun, preparatory to going hunting the weapon was accidently[sic] discharged, resulting in the almost instant death of Mr. Scorbra’s son. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended the parents of both children. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, November 27, 1884

Scott

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Scrogin, Mildred (Goeppinger) Stafford

SCROGIN

Pete Goeppinger Stafford Scrogin, 80, of 1313 Milam St., Columbus, died August 29 at her residence.  Mrs. Scrogin was born in Columbus on August 27, 1910, to John and Kizer (McCane) Goeppinger.  She was a lifetime resident of Columbus.  Mrs. Scrogin graduated salutatorian from Columbus High School in 1928.  She graduated from C.I.A. (Texas Women's University) on June 6, 1932 and taught sixth grade in Columbus from 1944 until 1955.  She was a charter member of Square D, and a member of the First United Methodist Church, Colorado County Republican Club, Texas Trail Riders Assn., Magnolia Homes Tour, and a Stafford Opera House Sponsor.  She married Joe W. Stafford, Jr. on June 15, 1932 until his death in March 1944.  She married John M. Scrogin on July 26, 1955 until his death Jan. 28, 1973.  Funeral services were held August 30 at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, with Rev. Rob McGill officiating.  Pallbearers were Phil Gates, Clinton Voekel, Buddy Rau, Gary Guthrie, Stuart Hill, Dr. Tom Hancher, Bob Potter, Melvin Huebel, Bill Smith, Stafford Parks, Kenneth Brune, Clarence Potter, Dit Harrison, Roy Cloat, Snip (R.R.) Wells, and Billy Youens.  Survivors are her daughters, Gin Ann Gunn and her husband, Dr. John Bridge Gunn of Dallas, and Jo Lou Parks of Columbus, and sisters, Dora Elizabeth Denson and Virginia Hoyt, both of Houston.  Grandchildren are Jane Turnage and husband Dr. Robert M. Turnage, Jill Stafford Melton, Melissa Parks and Stafford Parks.  Great-grandchildren are Margaux, Mason and Stafford Turnage.  Also surviving is niece, Nancy Bennett, and nephew, John Clinton Hoyt, both of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, September 6, 1990
Submitted by David Hahn

Seaborn, B. F.

ALTAIR CITIZEN DIED IN FRANCE FROM WOUNDS HE RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER

Mr. B. F. Seaborn Died in France From His Wounds Received in Action September 22nd
Another Colorado County man has made the supreme sacrifice in the great world war. A message was received by Mrs. B. F. Seaborn at Altair Wednesday from the war department at Washington that her husband had died in France. No further particulars were given and it is presumed that he died from wounds. On September 22nd, Mr. Seaborn was severely wounded in action, his wife at Altair having been notified that he had been wounded. The extent or nature of his wounds, however, were never learned, and not having heard from him further, it was thought that he was convalescing in one of the hospitals in France. It is presumed that he died in one of the hospitals.

Mr. Seaborn was a volunteer from this county, He trained at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, and went into the service with the Panther Division, the 42nd Division, and has been in some of the most severe fighting since the Americans have been engaged in battle. He was in the same division with Lieutenant Harry Hubbard Johnson, of this city.

Mr. Seaborn was well known throughout this county and was a most splendid man and excellent citizen. The people of our county will sympathize with his wife and two little girls, Alice and Mary, in their bereavement.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 30, 1918

Sgt. Seaborn Wounded By Enemy Artillery Fire And Later Died From Pneumonia, Says Letter to Wife

Sgt. B. F. Seaborn of Altair, a well known and prominent citizen of Colorado County, who enlisted and went to France with the 143rd, Infantry, died in France on November 5th, an account of which was printed in the Headlight at the time.

Mrs. Seaborn has never received any news of her husband’s death other than the official message announcing his death.

This week she received a letter from the Captain of Sgt. Seaborn’s company stating that Sgt. Seaborn was wounded by shell from the enemy artillery and was taken to a hospital. Capt. Cameron writes that he learned later, unofficially, that Sgt. Seaborn had died of pneumonia, and writes Mrs. Seaborn at Altair to learn if this is the case and if so, has she ever been notified by the war department.

Capt. Cameron’s letter, which is of date of March 9th., follows:
Sgt. B. F. Seaborn was a member of my Company, (Co. M., 143rd Inf) and while on the front in October, last year, he was wounded in the leg by a shell from the enemy artillery, and was sent back to a hospital for treatment. Later, in a couple of weeks, I heard from him, and he seemed to be getting along as well as could be expected. However, at a later date news came to me, unofficial, that he had deid[sic] with pneumonia at some hospital in France, and I address this to you to ask if this is true and if you have been notified by the War Department of this fact.

Sgt Seaborn was Supply Sergeant of this organization, and a man who was known by nearly every man in the Regiment, and especially was he held in very high esteem by every member and the officers of the company, and there was not a better soldier in France. Personally I had become very proud of having a man like him in the organization, and his loss is still felt by the men who knew him.

If this is so, I wish to extend to you a very since[re] sympathy, and regrets, and if, by chance this in an error, I would be glad if you would let know, that I may try and reach him.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 5, 1919

Seaholm

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Seals, Ellis Luvine (Denley)

Ellis Luvine Denley Seals
April 14, 1926 – December 21, 1996

Services for Ellis Luvine Denley Seals, 70 of Columbus were held Dec. 26 at St. Paul Untied Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Elsie Ferguson officiating.

Burial followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus

Seals died Dec. 21.

She was born April 14, 1926 in Columbus, Texas, the daughter of Clay and Virgie Denley.

She accepted Christ at an early age as a member of St. Paul Methodist Church serving as an usher for several years. She graduated from Columbus public school. Later she was united in marriage with Joe Willis Collins, Sr. After his death, she married Willie Seals Sr.

“MuDear,” “Aunt Bean,” “Bean,” and “Miss Cook” were names given to her by beloved nieces, nephews and close friends. She was very high spirited, loved talking, singing, cooking and sharing her good food, advice and good will with friends and family.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, brothers and sisters, Will Alfred, Virg, Ben Ernest, Clifton and Patsy.

Survivors include six children, Emily Y. Vinson and Willie and Tracy Seals Jr. all of Columbus; Rubye Evelyn and Henderson Spears and Jo and Floyd Hurd, all of Menlo Park, Calif.; Eddie Eliza and Edward Johnson and Deborah Lynn Seals, all of Boston, Mass.; and extended family of seven children, Joe Willis Collins Jr., Ben David Collins, Lynda Kay Collins, Earl Evans, Rosemary Tyler, Sandra Johnson and Sammie Wilson; three brothers and a sister, Clay Steiner and Leona Denley and Williams Lavoe Denley, all of Columbus, Campbell and Sheryl Denley of Texas City, Texas and Margaret Howard of Houston, Texas; four aunts, Eddie B. Burford of Columbus, Bernice Thompson of Chicago, Ill., Cora Virgil of Galveston and Janie Moore of Texas City; two sisters-in-law, Martle Denley and Judy Denley of Columbus and eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Ben Davis Funeral Home, Columbus, directors.

Banner Press, January 9, 1997
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Seals, Willie "Son" Sr.

Seals

Willie "Son" Seals, Sr., 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1994 in a Houston hospital.

Born Dec. 25, 1911 in Centerville, Miss., he was the son of Lucindy and Jim Seals. He attended school in Mississippi and later entered the armed forces. In 1980, he moved to California, then returned locally in 1990, where he remained until his death.

Funeral services were held Nov. 23 at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with Rev. G W. Clark officiating. Interment followed in Willing Workers Cemetery, Columbus. Arrangements were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Ben B. Vinson, Ivory Collins, William Wright, Larry Alley, Gregory Denley, John Glenn Johnson, Robert Wright and Limmie Evans. Honorary Pallbearers were Clay S. Denley, Campbell Denley, Virg Denley, Elvin Lee Ervin, Lloyd Mosby, John L. Johnson, Edward L. Johnson and Lawrence Wilson.

Mr. Seals is survived by his wife Ellis L.; daughter, Deborah Lynn Seals of Boston, Mass.; son, Willie Seals Jr. of Columbus; brother, George Seals of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister Jimmy Thompson of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Marcus, Damon, Cedric, Maurice, Alicia, Ellis De'Shon and Willie III; one great-grandchild, Markeim; four step-daughters, Emily Y. Vinson of Columbus, Rubye E. Spears and Sandra Hurd of Menlo Park, Calif., and Eddie E. Johnson of of Boston, Mass.; daughter-in-law Sheri L. Seals of Sacramento, Calif.; 11 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren; close friends Mr. and Mrs. Willie Freeman of Palo Alto, Calif.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1994

Sease, unknown

EAGLE LAKE ITEMS

An old German by the name of Sease, who had been with Mr. John Mathews for several years, was found dead in his shop Sunday morning. Mr. Sease had been apparently well up to that time, and the cause of his death is not known. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, February 5, 1891, page 3

Seay, Virginia Grace (Kocurek)

Seay

Virginia (Kocurek) Seay, 59, of Littleton, Colorado, formerly of La Grange, died Nov. 1 in a Littleton hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 1:30 p.m. in the Hubbard Funeral Home Chapel in Weimar with the Rev. Jerry Adkins officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar. Prior services were held Saturday in Littleton.

Mrs. Seay was born in Hallettsville April 20, 1936, the daughter of Anton and Grace (Matthews) Kocurek. She was united in marriage with Raymond Seay Nov. 11, 1958 in La Grange.

Surviving are her husband, Raymond Seay of Littleton; her mother, Grace Kocurek of La Grange; one daughter, Vickie Somner and her husband, Michael of New Mexico; one son, William Ray Seay of California; two sisters, Patsy Darling [Starling] of Palmer, Alaska, and Margaret Grohman of League City; five brothers, Franklin Kocurek of La Grange, John and Roy Kocurek of Houston, Donald Kocurek of Richmond and Robert Kocurek of Kerrville; and one granddaughter, Michelle Somner. She was preceded in death by her father, an infant sister and an infant brother.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Hubbard Funeral Home.

Fayette County Record, November 7, 1995
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Seay, William “Bill”

Seay

William Bill Seay, 80, of Columbus passed away Oct. 4 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 8, 1926 in Caohe, Okla. to William Boyd Seay and Ellanora (Schmidt) Seay. On July 2, 1943 he married Ethel Faye Banta. He was a retired superintendent for a commercial construction company and had been a resident of Columbus for 19 years. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign War post 6113, the Masonic Lodge in Weimar and the Scottish Rite Shriner and Sons of the Republic of Texas.

His parents preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Faye Seay of Columbus; sons, Charley Seay of Woodville, Robert Braxton Seay of Columbus and Kenneth Boyd Seay and wife Sue of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Myrtle Eubank and Ellen Tudor, both of Altus, Okla.; brother, Franklin D. Seay of Grandview; grandchildren William Daniel Seay, Cody Charles Seay and James Clausean Seay and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 8 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Masonic Burial Rites at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar and by military honors by VFW Post 6113 in Weimar with the Rev. Paul Bruhn officiating.

Pallbearers included Matt Tudor, Danny Seay, Cody Seay, William Kovar, Bob Seay and Jesse Banta.

Colorado County Citizen, October 10, 2007
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Secrest, Eliza Revier

DIED, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. H. Carter, on Saturday, 23d April, 1881, Mrs. Eliza Secrest, of dropsy, aged 66 years, 6 months and 21 days. Deceased was born in Kentucky in 1814, and immigrated to Texas at an early age, was married to Mr. Wm.K. Revier in Red River county, Texas, February 28, 1833, Mr. Revier died at the close of the Mexican war, and the subject of this notice was married to Mr. Washington H. Secrest June 16, 1858 [1853 See Colorado County Marriage Records Vol. C, page 6], her husband living but a short time afterwards. Mrs. Secrest was an old citizen of Texas, and for a long time a resident of Colorado County. She was a lady much esteemed, with few faults and many virtues, and leaves a large circle of friends an relatives to mourn her irreparable loss. [Place of interment unknown.]

Colorado Citizen, April 28, 1881

Secrest, John Dodson

Mr. J. D. Secrest

Funeral services for Mr. J. D. Secrest were held here by Caledonia Lodge A. F. & A. M. Tuesday at eleven thirty, and the remains laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mr. Secrest was 54 years of age and had been engaged in the contracting business in Port Arthur for some 28 years. His parents are buried here. He lived at Altair before moving to Port Arthur.

Mr. Secrest was a brother of Mrs. Flora Dunlavy of Eagle Lake, Mrs. C. A. Lawrence of San Antonio and Mrs. Ida Barnett of Galveston. He was a son of the late Larkin Secrest, civil war veteran and pioneer resident of Weimar.

He is survived by a wife, one son, Dr. D. V. Secrest of Port Arthur, one brother and five sisters, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, May 26, 1932, page 1

Secrest, Larkin Downs

Express Special: Luling, March 22.--Larkin D. Secrest, aged 75 years, died last night at the home of his son-in-law, C, E. Sanders, of heart trouble. His body was carried to Columbus this evening to be buried [Odd Fellows' Rest] by the side of his wife, who died two years ago. Mr. Secrest was for many years a citizen of Colorado county and is well know throughout that section. He was a Confederate soldier, a member of Capt. Dave D. Atchison’s company in Debray’s regiment of cavalry. Deceased leaves eight children, six daughters and two sons.

Weimar Mercury, March 26, 1904, page 1

Secrest, Mary Jane

Altair

Died, in our little town Dec. 24 at 8:30 p.m., Mrs. Secrest, wife of Mr. L. D. Secrest. She was buried in the Odd Fellows’ Rest at Columbus Christmas day. Mrs. Secrest was a grand, good lady, a mother to all, and always willing to extend a helping hand to any and all in need. She leaves a heart-broken husband and eight children, and scores of friends to mourn her untimely death. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, and never will be forgotten.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1902

Secrest, Thomas A.

SUICIDE.--Last Friday night near the residence of Mr. M. G. Flournoy, Thomas A. Secrest (Better known as "Bud" Secrest) committed suicide by shooting himself in the forehead with a pistol, In company with John F. Berry of this county, he had that night ridden from Weimar to a place in the woods near Flournoy's, where they concluded to sleep until morning and go to F.'s house for breakfast. (The wives of Flournoy and Secrest are cousins.) In the morning when Berry awoke he found Secrest dead, with the pistol grasped in his right hand. Berry says he did not hear the report of the pistol, and did not know of Secrest's death till next morning. Esq. Mullin held the inquest, and the jury returned a verdict that deceased came to his death by his own hand. [Place of interment unknown.]

Colorado Citizen, July 8, 1880

Seeger, Maria Theresia

Mrs. Mary Theresia Seegel[sic], mother of L. G. Koller, a well known farmer living nine miles southeast of town, died Wednesday, aged 84 years and 3 months. Judge W. A. VanAlstyne and Constable B. L. Townsend went out there and held an inquest, but is[sic] was fully developed that the lady died from natural causes. The funeral took place at New Bielau cemetery today (Thursday). Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 19, 1912, page 8

Segelquist, Tilda S.

Tilda S. Segelquist

Miss Tilda S. Segelquist, 87, of Alvin, died Wednesday, October 31 in the Alvin Convalescent Center.   Services were conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 2 in the Froberg Funeral Home Chapel in Alvin with the Rev. J.B. Perkins officiating.  Graveside services were held at 1p.m. November 2 in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Charles Runk of Eagle Lake officiating.  Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

She was born on May 14, 1897 in Scranton, Kansas and was a former resident of Lessie and had lived in Alvin since 1940.  She was a housewife and a member of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Alma Higgins of Alvin; one brother, Vic Segelquist of Palacios, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Billy Higgins, John Higgins, Jody Turner, Brian Higgins, Roland Higgins, John Mizell.  Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 5, 1984
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Seidl, Vlasta Julia (Noska)

Seidl

Vlasta Julia Seidl, 99, of Glidden, passed away at Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was born in Frelsburg, Feb. 7, 1908 to Frank J. and Minnie (Janak) Noska and married John Charles Seidl, Oct. 20, 1927. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Carol Noska; great-granddaughter, Kassidy Patterson; sister, Caroline Georgi; brother, Frank P. Noska; and son-in-law, Billy Umfrid.

She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Alice Umfrid of Houston and Judy and Marvin Hurta of Needville; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene (Gene) and Margie Seidl of Columbus; sisters, Celestine Noska and Toney Pechacek of Frelsburg; grandchildren, Larry Noska, Bonnie Hardin, James, Ronnie and Brian Hurta, Dawn Patterson and Dana Seidl; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were James, Ronnie and Thomas Hurta, Larry Noska, Bill Hardin and Robert Georgi.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1602 Bowie St., Columbus, TX 78934.

Colorado County Citizen, December 5, 2007
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Sekerka, Jan

A renter on J. B. Holman’s farm met with a serious and perhaps fatal accident last sunday evening. He was riding a fractious horse and while on his road home was thrown by the animal, the man’s head striking the hard earth with great violence. He was rendered unconscious, and in that condition lay there all of Sunday night. Some time the following day a neighbor discovered the still unconscious man, and had him carried home. Up to Tuesday afternoon he was still unconscious, and but little if any hopes were entertained for his recovery. The man’s name is Sekyrka and he is a Bohemian.

Later.--The man Sekyrka died Thursday night and was buried in the local Catholic cemetery this (Friday) afternoon. He joined a Bohemian lodge about one month ago and his life was insured for $1000.

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1900

Selcer, Emil

Emil Selcer Dies Of Heart Ailment On 19th

Funeral services for Emil Selcer were held last Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at the Mill Funeral Home, with the Rev. A. M. Brown, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.

Mr. Selcer, a native of Colorado County and a farmer, died December 19th of heart ailment after a nine weeks' illness.

Survivors include two sisters; Mrs. Anna Fescha, La Grange, and Mrs. Mary Banks, Schulenburg and two brothers; Frank Selcer, La Grange and Ferdinand Selcer, Corpus Christi

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 28, 1950
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Selders, Mary Edna (Chappel)

Selders

Mary Edna Selders, 85, of Eagle Lake, passed away April 15 at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in Houston.

She was born in Eagle Lake, Jan. 27, 1920 to John and Eva (McBride) Chappel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Kaye Cathrine Chappel, Richard Chappel Jr., Charles Edward Chappel, Eva Mae Roberts and Oscar Chappel; son-in-law, Edmond Frazier; brother, Lloyd Middleton Sr.; and sister, Annie Doris Johnson.

She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Susan Chappel of Eagle Lake, Sandra Chappel Cloud of Houston, Barbara Chappel Frazier of Eagle Lake and Anna Chappel and Thomas Monroe of Missouri City; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Selders of Houston, George and Cathy of Houston and Jessie and Grace Johnson of San Francisco; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted April 22 at Providence Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Colby Shorter officiating. Interment followed in the Eagle Lake Cemetery North.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Middleton, Terrance Williams, Anthony Chappel, Oscar Junior Chappel, L.M. Alexander, Robert Hayden III and Eddie Cloud.

Honorary pallbearers were J.C. Johnson, George Roberts, Robert Selders, George Chappel and Thomas Monroe.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 2005
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Sellers, Isaac

Rev. Isaac Sellers, Baptist Minister , Claimed by Death

Through a telegram to Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Boettcher of this city Monday, it was learned that Rev. Isaac Sellers, well-known Baptist minister and former citizen of Weimar, was claimed by death last Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jones in Dallas.

At time of death, Rev. Sellers was 87 years of age. His body was taken to Commanche, Texas to be laid beside the grave of his first wife.

A great part of the reverend gentleman’s life was spent In this immediate section. In his early days he was a lawyer, located at LaGrange. He gave up law to enter the ministry and for many years preached at various points throughout this section. For a time he was pastor of the local Baptist Church. If we mistake not this was his last regular pastoral work, inroads of old age and feebleness making it necessary for him to give up active service in the Master’s cause.

A good many years ago Rev. Sellers was united in marriage to an estimable Weimar lady – Mrs. Pattie York – who preceded him to the grave several years ago. After the death of his wife he broke up housekeeping and went to Dallas to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Yancey Jones. Here he remained with occasional visits to another daughter at Abilene, up to the time of his death.

Rev. Sellers is survived by two sons, W. H. Sellers of Houston and E. D. Sellers of Abilene, and four daughters, Mrs. Yancey Jones and Mrs. S. J. Thomas of Dallas, Mrs. Lee Steiner of Abilene and Mrs. C. T. St.Clair of Commanche.

Rev Sellers was a princely Southern gentleman, a man devoted to the cause of the Master, the possessor of a large circle of friends wherever he was known, a devoted husband and father, a consecrated christian gentleman under any and all circumstances, and in his long life-work accomplished a wonderful lot of good.

To his bereaved ones the heartfelt sympathy of many friends throughout this section is extended.

Weimar Mercury, January 17, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Sellers, Pattie (Holman) York

SUDDEN DEATH OF TRULY GOOD LADY
MRS. PATTIE SELLERS SUCCUMBS TO BRIEF ILLNESS SUNDAY AT THE NOON HOUR.

The people of our little city were inexpressibly shocked Sunday at noon to learn that Mrs. Pattie Sellers, beloved wife of Rev. Isaac Sellers, had suddenly expired at the family home in the western part of town. We understand that acute indigestion is the cause attributed as responsible for her sudden demise. She had complained of feeling badly since the previous day but it was not thought anything serious was the matter. Up to a short time before her sudden death, she was up and about. Complaining of feeling badly, she fell on the bed and died very quickly. The news spread like wildfire and soon scores of friends were present, but the sweet spirit of this good woman had passed unto her Maker, and there was nothing left to do but to prepare the body for burial. This was done by loving hands, and the funeral took place at the Masonic Cemetery the following afternoon at 3 o’clock, services being held at the First Baptist Church and at the grave by Rev. C. E. Dearman, her late pastor, assisted by Rev. J. C. Wilson, pastor of the Methodist church. A large assemblage of sympathizing relatives nd friends was present to witness the last sad rites.

Mrs. Sellers (“Miss Pattie” as she was familiarly known), whose maiden name was Pattie Holman, was born in Buckingham county, Ky., Nov 22, 1854. In early childhood she, with her parents, went to West Tennessee, and here her girlhood and young womanhood days were spent. Her father, who was a soldier in the southern army during the war between the states, was killed in battle at Bryce’s Crossroads, in Mississippi. Two years earlier her mother had died. Being thus completely orphaned, she lived with relatives and friends until the year 1878, when she left Tennessee and came to Texas to make her home with her brother, Mr. J. B. Holman of this city.

In December 1894, she was married to Mr. Hatch York and lived with him until his tragic death a short time later. On Jan 19, 1912, she was married to Rev. Isaac Sellers. With him she made her home in Weimar and lived most happily until her sudden and unexpected death. In early girlhood she put her trust in Christ as her Savior and united with the Christian Church, in which relation she lived until a few years ago, when she united with the First Baptist Church of Weimar. She was a consistent member of this church up to the time of her death. Those who knew her know that she gave every evidence of a noble christian life. Truly a good and noble woman has gone from among us. Those of us, especially her close neighbors, who knew her best will miss her most.

Besides her husband, Rev. Isaac Sellers, she leaves to mourn her departure a brother, Mr. J. B. Holman, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Loving of Dillwyn, Va., a number of nieces and nephews and a great host of friends.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 21, 1924, page 1

Selph, Alma (Tyler)

Mrs. M.E. Selph Buried Last Friday

Hearts of citizens of the community were heavy-laden with sorrow at the passing of Mrs. M.E. ( Alma) Selph a lifelong resident of this community who passed away in a Houston Hospital last Wednesday, December 20th.  Mrs. Selph had entered the St. Luke’s Hospital in Houston for surgery and then had to have second surgery and she succumbed shortly afterward.  While she had been in declining health for almost a year she had remained active and served as president of the Eagle Lake Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons and she and Mr. Selph recently took an extended AARP tour to California and western states. 

Funeral services were held from the Chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 22nd with the Reverend Sherrill Hall, minister of the Lissie United Methodist Church, officiating.  She was placed to final rest in the Cheatham Cemetery near Sheridan, Texas.  Serving as pallbearers were Arthur Anderson, Everett Anderson, Wayne Corman and grandsons, Leonard Schlueter, David Selph and Dwayne Selph.  The family named as honorary pallbearers grandsons Ronnie Schlueter, Mike and Rodney Miller.

Mrs. Selph was born Alma Tyler the daughter of the late Addie and Louis Tyler on November 3, 1906 in the Cheatham community.  She and Madison E. Selph were united in marriage on July 8, 1922 in Rock Island and they enjoyed their Golden Wedding Anniversary this summer.

She spent most of her married life in Chesterville community and in Eagle Lake.  She was a faithful member of the Lissie United Methodist Church and in addition to the presidency of the local chapter of AARP she was active in other organizations in the community. 

Surviving are her husband, M.E. Selph; two daughters, Mrs. W.A. (Leonora) Schlueter of Austin and Mrs. Harold (Janice) Miller or East Bernard; and two sons, Gene Selph of Houston and Melvin Selph of Port Lavaca; also fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters who also survive are Charlie Tyler of Altair, Marvin Tyler of Altair, Bob Tyler or La Marque, Ora Eastland of Altair, Mrs. H.S. (Ruby) Willis of Laurel, Miss., Mrs. W.R. (Dorothy) Walker of Rosenberg, Victor Tyler or Stafford, Groby Tyler of Alvin and Clifton Tyler or New York City.  Brothers and sisters preceding her in death were Homer Tyler, Myrtle Pryor and three infants.

Mrs. Selph was a kind woman, always interested in the welfare of her family and friends.  She had looked forward with great anticipation to being with the members of her family for the approaching holiday season.  Friends throughout the area join in extending deepest sympathy to the family in their great loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight December 28, 1972
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Selph, Dorothy J. (Moseley) Fuller

SELPH

Dorothy J. Selph, 78, of Hallettsville, passed away March 5.

She was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Rusk, to Joe and Lillian (Willis) Moseley and was a member of First Baptist Church in Sheridan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Sonny Fuller; second husband, Harry Selph; brothers, Eldon and Thelston Moseley; and two infant brothers.

She is survived by daughters, Darlene Bujnoch of Bay City and Chloe Blaschke of Hallettsville; sons, Stanley Fuller of Bay City and Melvin B. Fuller of Hallettsville; sisters, Lucille Manilo of El Paso, Helen Ahrens of Comfort, Violet Paterson of Madison, Wis. And Eloise Creek of San Antonio; brother, Harom Moseley of Tomball; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at Kubena Funeral Home chapel March 7 with the Rev. Jim Herrington officiating. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.

Colorado County Citizen, March 13, 2003
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Selph, George

Frank Morris Kills Geo. Selph

Oakland, Colorado, Co., Tex., Oct 20. Frank Morris, who killed George Selph ten miles southeast of this place on the 18th instant, a brief report of which appeared in yesterday’s News, waived an examining trial yesterday before Judge J. L. English and was placed under a $200 bond to await the action of the next grand jury.

There were no witnesses to the killing, except Morris, who made the following statement when he surrendered: “Selph was a frequent visitor to his home during his (Morris) absence, and that on the morning of the 18th instant he came home and found Selph there and immediately ordered him to leave and not to return. Selph left, armed himself with a 44-caliber Winchester rifle and returned about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, when Morris discovered him slipping up to the house in a thicket with his rifle in readiness to fire. Morris went in an adjoining room, got his shotgun and walked around the house, when Selph, who was in the act of climbing the fence, discovered him, stepped back and attempted to raise his rifle, but Morris being he quickest filled the breast of Selph with buckshot before he had time to fire.”

Mrs. Morris, wife of the prisoner, was in the kitchen and knew nothing until all was over. Selph was about 27 years old and Morris 42 years.--Galveston News. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1894, page 3

Selph, Taft Overstreet

Cullings from Cheetham.

We are pained indeed to chronicle the death of Mr. Toff[sic] Overstreet Selph, which sad event occurred Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Selph's health began to fail four or five months ago. Eminent physicians were consulted and everything that medical skill and loving kindness could do was done,but to no avail. He was unable to lie down, and sat up in a rocking chair for six weeks before his death. Mr. Selph was in his 53rd year. He was twice married and a wife and four children survive him. Although he suffered greatly, he bore his affliction meekly and never complained. His remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Geiger cemetery two miles north of Sublime last Monday eve. Ye scribe tenders his heart-felt condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1908, page 10

Selzer, Adolf Martin

Well Known Farmer Stricken by Death

Many friends thoughout this section were horrified early last Friday morning to learn that Mr. Adolf Selzer, well known farmer of the Holman section, had passed away during the night.

From particulars at hand, it would seem that Mr. Selzer was in apparent good health when he retired for the night. It being a warm night, he went out on his front gallery to sleep on a cot. Not getting up at the usual hour, his good wife, went out on the gallery to see what was the matter, and was horrified to find her beloved husband cold in death, his death evidently having occurred early in the night. However, his death was due to natural causes.

Funeral arrangements were made and the body of this good man was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery at Weimar Friday noon., Rev. O. A Meyer, local Lutheran minister, officiating.

Adolf Martin Selzer was born Jan 10, 1887, in Fayette county. He was married to Miss Ida Racer. To this union was born five children, one of them passing away in infancy. The survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ida Selzer, and four children--Mrs. Adela Hattermann of Oak Grove; Mrs. Henrietta Theusen of Needville; Miss Dollie Selzer and Mr. Adolf Selzer, Jr. Mr. Selzer died Aug 19th at the age of 45 years, 6 months and 27 days. There is one sister living in Galveston--Mrs. Annie Herenbergh.

Mr. Selzer spent practically all of his life in Fayette and Colorado counties. At one time, in his early manhood, he accompanied, the late Geo. W. Lewis family to Uvalde and lived with Mr. Lewis on his ranch for several years. Mr. Selzer was a jovial, good man; a good husband and father; a tireless worker; a neighbor who was appreciated by all, for he was ready to render every courtesy possible to his neighbors and friends. He was popular among a large circle of acquaintances, and his death is deeply and sincerely regretted by all.

Our heartfelt, sympathy goes out to his bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1932

Selzer, Joseph F.

Mr. Joe Selzer Died Monday of Pneumonia

Friends here regretted very much to hear of the death of Mr. Joe Selzer, which occurred at his home near Holman on Monday of this week. Mr. Selzer was a victim of pneumonia. He was ill but a few days when death over took him.

Mr. Selzer was a man of about 48 years of age. He leaves a wife and eleven children to mourn his going. He was a splendid man in every respect and was well liked by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held Tusday[sic] afternoon, Rev. A. Flachmeier, Lutheran minister of Columbus officiating. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery near this city.

We extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1929, page 1

Selzer, Martha (Huepers)

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. M. SELZER, 70, HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Selzer, 70, lifelong resident of the Holman community, were held Tuesday morning at the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange, with Rev. H. T. Flachmeier officiating.

Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Selzer died Sunday at Fayette Memorial Hospital, La Grange.

The daughter of Willie and Clara Kumhoff Huepers, German immigrants, she was the widow of Joe Selzer, who died in 1929.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Joe Pfertner, Mrs. F. Klesel, Mrs. Robert and Mrs. Charlie Herbrich, all of La Grange, and Mrs. Curtis Oppermann of Boyd; six sons, Joe, Emil, Charlie, Willie, Albert and Raymond, all of Holman; two sisters, Mrs. Gerhard Oncken of Weimar and Mrs. Grover Palmer of Victoria; a brother, Pete Huepers of Weimar; and 11 grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, September 18, 1956, page 1

Semora, Brylynn Michelle

Brylynn Michelle Semora

2008-2009

Brylynn Michelle Semora, 18 months old, of Eagle Lake passed away November 3.

She was born April 21, 2008 in Wharton, the daughter of Brian Semora and Misty Byrum.

Brylynn was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Bill and Gladys Semora and great-grandfather, Tommy Holland.

Survivors include her mother, Misty Byrum of Needville; father and stepmother, Brian and Kathy Semora of Eagle Lake; grandparents, Bobby and Mary Semora of Eagle Lake, Karen and Russell Carter of Needville, Larry and Ginger Byrum of Waller; great-grandparents, Elsie Kelley of Columbus, Joann Oehlke of Rosenberg and Ed Byrum of Dallas; half sisters, Taylor Semora and Kelsey Semora of Eagle Lake; half brothers, Justin Semora of Eagle Lake and Tanner Byrum of Needville; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whose life she touched.

Visitation was held Friday, November 6 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 7 at 11 a.m. from Eagle Lake Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Morgan officiating. Burial followed at Lakeside Mausoleum Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Laramie Byrum, Jeremy Byrum, Charles Woolman, Jason Herrin, Brian Bell and John McDonald, Jr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 12th, 2009

Semora, Carrie Lynn

Carrie Lynn Semora

Carrie Lynn Semora, 25, of Eagle Lake passed away Monday, April 10 in Austin from injuries received in a car accident.

She was born February 13, 1981 in Eagle Lake, the daughter of Bobby Charles and Mary Jane Marling Semora.

Survivors include her daughter, Cheyenne Thomas of Brookshire; father, Bobby Charles Semora of Eagle Lake; mother, Mary Jane Semora of Brookshire; stepfather, Julian Wisniski of Brookshire; and a brother, Michael Semora.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. from Eagle Lake Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Eagle Lake Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Johnny Prazak, Joe Marling, Jody Marling, Donnie Wensel, Bobby Gene Johnson, John Carlos and Harry O'Dell, Gary Smith and Jack Mayes.

Honorary pallbearer was Michael Semora.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss. 

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 20, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Semora, Charles

Semora

Charles Semora, 87, of Chesterville, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Wharton.

Born Feb. 21, 1908 in Chesterville, he was the son of Joe and Cecelia (Brown) Semora. A livelong resident of Chesterville, Mr. Semora spent his career in agriculture. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army, he was a member of Roman Catholic Parish of the Nativity in Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with Rev. Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Harold Andell, Marvin Semora, James Brune, Carl Backus, Anton Jalowy Jr., Howard Wilkerson and Floyd Marsalia.

Mr. Semora is survived by his wife, Wilma Rabius Semora of Chesterville; daughter and son-in-law, Cecelia and Anton Schertz of Frelsburg; sons and daughter-in-law, Bobby Charles and Faye Semora of Eagle Lake and Joseph Elton Semora of Needville; sister, Viola Marsalia of Eagle Lake; and grandchildren, Michael Wayne Semora and Carrie Lynn Semora.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mamie Tom, Louella Schmittou, Stella Le[o]nard and Leda Lawson; brothers Tom, Joe, Bill, John L. “Buster” and James E. “Buddy” Semora.

Colorado County Citizen, November 29, 1995, page 16A

Senn, Dee (Brush)

GLIDDEN

Our little community was saddened by the death of Mrs. Henry Senn Wed. July 22, at 6:15 P.M.

Funeral services were held from Glidden Baptist church July 23, 4 P.M.

Brother Sullenberg pastor of the church officiating at the church, Brother Wyatt at the grave [Odd Fellows Rest]. Pallbearers were Messers. Weitz, C. H. Radack, E. Peterson, Freeland Glithers[sic], Ed. Tucker and William Reimurs[sic].

Those out of town attending the funeral were: Mr. Jim Senn, Mrs. Charless Zilgelmam and sons, Mrs. J. W. Merley all of San Antonio.

Miss Dee Brush was born March 17, 1877 was married to Mr. Henry Senn April 20, 1911 at Rosenberg Texas. They moved to this community in about 1917.

Mrs. Senn was an active member o[sic] the Glidden Baptist church. She was a devoted christian, never too tired or busy to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy.

She will indeed be missed by her many friends.

She is survived by her husband, two step sons Floyd and Horace Senn and her Foster mother Mrs. J. W. Werley. Our sympathy is with those left behind to mourn her.

Mrs. Montez of San Antonio who was at Mrs. Senn’s bedside from the time she got sick has returned home accompanied by Mr. Henry Senn.

Colorado County Citizen, July 30, 1931, page 6

Senn, Mary Inez (Hill)

GLIDDEN LADY PASSES

Mrs. H. N. Senn passed out of this life at her home in Glidden Tuesday after a brief illness. Funeral was held at the Baptist church in Glidden yesterday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt officiating, and burial took place at Odd Fellows Rest here.

Mrs. Mary Inez Hill was married to Mr. Senn on Oct. 6, 1933, coming from Medina, Texas, and has been a devoted helpful companion for him. Her loss will be sadly felt.

Besides the heartbroken husband, she is survived by two bothers, both living in Medina.

Our deep sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, December 12, 1935

Senn, Mattie Louise

Mrs. Mattie Senn Of Glidden Found Dead at Her Home

The death, of Mrs. Mattie L. Senn, 70 whose lifeless body was found In the hallway of her Glidden home Tuesday night, was ruled by Justice of the Peace E. J. Frnka to be from natural causes.

Her body was found by her son-in-law, John Cason of Route 1, San Antonio who came to find out why she had not arrived last Sunday to visit them as planned.

Mrs. Senn was dressed for travel and her suitcase was packed, Judge Frnka said. She had several Christmas packages In the bag.

Mr. Cason was reported. as saying that Mrs. Senn was supposed to catch a bus in Columbus Sunday evening to come to San Antonio. She was believed to have died of a heart attack sometime that evening.

Mrs. Senn lived alone about a block south of Highway 90 In Glidden.

Funeral services are to be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the Glidden Baptist church with Rev. John Stansbury officiating.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Cason and Mrs. Adolph Emmel of Garwood.

The body of Mrs. Senn was taken to Columbus Funeral home. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here.

Colorado County Citizen, December 16, 1954

Sens, Arnold James

A.J. Sens, 73, of Sealy, passed away Oct. 18 at his residence.

He was born in Sealy, Jan. 18, 1929 to Arnold and Minne Lee (Liermann) Sens and married Betty Leyendecker on Aug. 27, 1960. His parents died when he was very young and he was raised by his grandparents, Jake and Annie Liermann. He was a rancher and was a member of the Palomina Association and American Quarter Horse Association. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sealy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Jimmy Sens.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Carlas and Jessica Sens of Katy and Gary and Cheryl Sens of Sealy; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ruth and Lester Schindler of Bernardo; aunt, Marcella Strauss of Cat Spring; niece, Bobby and husband Robert Shockley of Houston; nephew, Douglas Schindler of Houston; and special friends, Steve and Patricia Wicke of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Oct. 20 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Webb officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Will Schneider, Ervin Cloat, John Kainer, Monroe Ripper, Dr. David Bates, DVM, John Griffin, Bryan Smith and Dusty Kendrick.

Honorary pallbearers were Joey Schneider, E.J. Clark, Charlie Criswell, Lester Weishuhn, Pet Crawford, Todd Keaton and Jerry Kaminski.

Colorado County Citizen, October 23, 2002
Courtesy of The Citizen

Sens, Arnold James Jr.

A J Sens Jr, Columbus Native, Dies With Friend in Accident

Arnold James Sens, Jr, 17, who was born in Columbus, was buried in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery here after services at Columbus Funeral Home and St Paul Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon with Revs H L Anderson of the Lutheran church and Greg Robertson of the Methodist church officiating.

Arnold James, who lived with his mother, Mrs Dorothy Owen in Conroe, and a friend, Gary Shearly, 17, died of injuries suffered last Friday evening in a 2 car accident 8 miles northwest of Conroe. Four other Conroe youths were seriously injured in the accident and a driver of one of the cars, Matt Harziza, 17, was not injured.

Young Shearly's heart was donated for transplant to a woman in a Houston hospital.

Arnold James was a member of the Conroe junior varsity football team and he and his friends had left the Conroe-St Thomas football game a short time before the accident.

He is survived by his father, A J Sens and step-mother, Mrs Betty Sens of Columbus; his mother; sisters, Maria, Gina and Cynthia Owen; brothers, Gary and Carlas Sens; and grandparents, Mr and Mrs Otto Georg of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Ned Leyendecker, Mike Wick, Henry Schneider, Douglas and Frankie Schindler, Rubin Kveton, V M Crawford, jr and Lester Foster, jr.

Colorado County Citizen, October 17, 1968
Contributed by Terry Jackson

Sens, Betty (Leyendecker)

Sens

Betty Leyendecker Sens, 78, of Columbus, passed away March 25 at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

She was born in Columbus, Dec. 23, 1927 to Arthur and Annie (Brune) Leyendecker and married A.J. Sens, Aug. 27, 1960. She worked in the Colorado County Clerk's office from 1950-1988 and was the chief deputy clerk from 1955-1988 when she retired.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Charline Lichey, Florence Zajicek and Aline Leyendecker; brother, Jack Leyendecker; nephews, Jimmy Simpson, Emerson Etheridge and Karl Leyen-decker; and step-son, Jim-my Sens.

She is survived by step-sons and spouses, Carlas and Jessica Sens of Katy and Gary and Cheryl Sens of Sealy; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nona Schmidt, Annie Louise and Fred Franta and Emma and Nottie Schneider, all of Columbus; brothers and sisters-in-law, Manley and Sophie Leyendecker and Crockett and Dorothy Leyendecker, all of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Gladys Leyendecker of Columbus and Mary Ruth and Lester Schindler of Bernardo; special friends, Steve, Patricia and Brett Wicke of Columbus; five step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted March 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor J. Paul Bruhn officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Bobby Zajicek, David Zajicek Sr., Larry Sebesta, James Luedecke, Henry Schneider, Smokey Leyendecker, David Leyendecker and Tommy Etheridge.

Honorary pallbearers were family and friends

Colorado County Citizen, March 29, 2006
Courtesy of The Citizen

Sens, Herman

IN MEMORIUM.

Mr. Herman Sens was born in Buesto, Mecklenburg, Germany, May 22, 1839. At the age of six years he accompanied his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Sens, on their emigration to America. Landing in Galveston, they made the overland trip to Columbus and in the following year they moved to Bernard. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Sens enlisted in Captain Daniel's company, and after his discharge engaged in hauling supplies to and from Mexico, finally settling permanently near Sealy (1881) where he spent the remainder of his life. Through industry and thrift, he accumulated quite a fortune, his landed property requiring no less than 12.miles of fence to enclose it.

In 1860 Mr. Sens married Miss Theresa Loeschiko, who together with six children survive. The children are: Mrs. Lena Bielefeld, Mrs. Emma Hillboldt, Mrs. Frank Bubak, Fritz Sens, Herman Sens, Mrs. Albert Kveton, and Misses Elise and Emilie Sens.

His death occured at his home here on March 11, 1920.

Submitted by Mike Mattern from the files of Eldora Mattern

Sepeda, Frances Nell (Moore) Braddock

Sepeda

Frances Sepeda, 57, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, March 23, at Seton Medical Center in Austin.

She was born Dec. 12, 1947 in Eagle Lake to the late Davie and Tillie (Konviska) Moore. She managed JB's Resale Shop in Columbus and liked to cook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Frank and Francis Konviska; ex-husband, Shorty Braddock; son, Mingo Sepeda Jr.; and niece, Alexis Moore.

She is survived by her son, Johnny Braddock, of Columbus; brothers and sister-n-law, Ernest and Rie Moore, of Columbus, Everett Moore, of Columbus and James and Kathy Moore, of Altair; sisters and brother-n-law, Elizabeth and Gene Maretka, of Austin and Janis and Glenn Hayes, of Markham; uncle, Albert Konviska, of Columbus; friend, Mary French, of Columbus; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, 28, at the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery also in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Johnny Braddock, Michael Maretka, Robby Henske, Glenn Hayes, Everett Moore and Ernest Moore.

Colorado County Citizen, March 30, 2005
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Servantes, Juanita (Jaramillo)

Servantes

Juanita Servantes, 86, of Columbus, died Monday, July 31, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital

Born June 24, 1909 in Mexico, she was the daughter of Rosalio and Adlia (Pantoja) Jaramillo. On Dec. 8, 1928, she married Refugio Servantes. Mrs. Servantes, who had resided in Columbus for the past 53 years, was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.

Funeral services were set for Wednesday, Aug. 2 at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Services are under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus. Interrment[sic] will follow in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jesse Torres, Jr., Adara Perez, Martin Perez, Larry Servantes, Daniel Torres, Benjamin Perez and Mark Servantes.

Mrs. Servantes is survived by her daughters, Victoria Perez and Trine Torres, both of Columbus; sons Henry Servantes of Columbus, August Servantes of Eagle Lake, and Leroy Servantes and Nick Servantes, both of Houston; brother Prejedes Jaramillo of E Campo; 28 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, on Jan. 15, 1972; two daughters, Lupe Garcia and Epiphania Servantes; and three brothers, Jorge Jaramillo, Sebro Jaramillo and Edwardo Jaramillo.

Colorado County Citizen, August 9, 1995, page 12

Sevier, Francis A.

Mr. Frank Sevier died April 30 after an illness of several months. He leaves a wife and one son M.J. Sevier. The entire community extends sympathy to these people and everyone will miss his cheerful, pleasant face. [Interred at Cheetham Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen May 15, 1924, Sheridan News
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Sevier, Frank

Sheridan News

Last Tuesday morning about 8:30 o’clock Frank Sevier died at the residence of his brother, M. J. Sevier, of that dread disease tuberculosis. Frank was practically raised at this place, was about 40 years old and a bachelor. He had been ailing for some time and while no one believed that he would ever get well, yet his death was quite a shock to the community as no one dreamed that he was so near deaths door. He was up and walked unassisted across the room less than two minutes before he died. Interment was had in the family burial ground in Cheetham. Rev. David Bain of Rock Island officiating. To his father, brother and sister we extend our sympathy in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1912

Sevier, Marcus J.

Services Held Sat. For M. J. Sevier, Sheridan Pioneer

Last rites were held Saturday afternoon for M. J. Sevier, 82 years of age at the First Baptist Church in Sheridan with the Rev. [_. R. Dill?] of that church officiating. A special song, “Beyond the Sunset” was rendered by E. H. Causey, Sr. of Eagle Lake with Mrs. Clara Mae Nash at the piano. [Interment in Cheatham Cemetery]

Born in Milford, Texas, Mr. Sevier, son of F. A. and Susan Doyle Sevier, moved to Sheridan at an early age. He was very active in civic affairs and truly a pioneer in the betterment of his community. He surveyed the townsite of Sheridan. He was a member of the school board when the high school grades were added to the Sheridan school.

He had been in ill health for several years. His first wife and a son, Walter, preceded him in death. Besides his widow, Mrs. Lillian Sevier, he is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. Allie Mae Lundquist of Bandera, Mrs. Grace S. Towell of Eagle Lake, and F. F. Sevier of Houston. Also surviving are eight step-children: Mrs. Helen Ahern of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Lucille Ramarez of Honolulu; Mrs. Violet Harrington of Alice; Eldon Mosely of Sacramento, Calif.; Harmon Mosley of Edna; Thelston Mosely of Palacios; Mrs. Dorothy Fuller of Sheridan; Mrs. Eloise Mosley of San Antonio; eight grandchildren: Mrs. E. H. Causey, Jr. of Calgary Alberta Canada; Alan W. Lundquist of Bandera, Ben Louis Sevier of Yoakum; Mrs. Evelyn Carpenter of Houston; Mrs. George Veselka of El Campo; George Veselka of El Campo; Mark Sevier of Houston, Zay Sevier of Houston; and ten great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark Sevier, Zay Sevier, Harmon Mosely, Porter Smith, Emmett Botard and Miller Kincheloe.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 21, 1959
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Sevier, Mary A. B.

Cullings from Cheetham.
(Delayed from Last Week.)

Mrs. Bird Sevier-Briscoe, who had been sick for some time with tuberculosis, died last Saturday morning and was buried in the cemetery at this place Sunday evening at 4 o’clock. She was raised in this community and was known by everybody. Bro. S. H. Hall performed the burial ceremony. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, August 1, 1908, page 6

Sexton, Georgianna “Tina” (Dutcher)

Sexton

Georgianna, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt and friend was born July 9, 1960, in Houston and after a long battle against cancer, at the age of 45, succumbed on June 11, in Hinsdale, Illinois.

In 1960 Georgianna was christened and dedicated to the Lord, in the Evangelical United Brethren Church at Lissie, Texas. She bore the nickname, "Tina" and at an early age, then placed her trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. "Tina" was an angel to all who knew her and is now a translated saint into the Kingdom of heaven. Her life exhibited the love of Christ, for she walked in love and was a peacemaker among family and friends.

At the age of four, the family moved to Ganado where she grew up to become an active young person in the life of the church.

In addition to her activities in church and youth groups, she was active in numerous sports, including horse back riding as well as serving as twirler and drum major in high school. She graduated from high school with honors in 1979,went on to attend Sam Houston State University in Huntsville to become a paralegal. Georgianna also pursued art and design.

She was employed by River Oaks Bank in Houston, Texas and also worked for Trammel Crow. As a devoted wife and mother, here foremost career was to be a "stay at home Mom" always being there for them, instilling in them he: family values, sense of humor and zest for life. "Tina" enjoyed fashion, cooking, art and golf, but was most passionate about equestrian activities. An accomplished horsewoman, she won several horse shows at local, regional and national levels.

In 1990 she became the bride of James (Jim) Sexton of Houston, and embraced Catho1icism, becoming very active in the work of her church family. Born to their union are one son and one daughter, Will and Aubrey, age 14 and 12.

The Sexton family moved to Hinsdale, III.,in 1996, Where Georgianna immediately began to serve her church and community as a volunteer in numerous organizations, although Saint Isaac Joques enjoyed the majority of her volunteer hours, for she served there as President of the Parent School Association. With grace, she chaired and championed several SIJ events, and also participated on the St. Johns University School of Theology Board of Overseers in Co11egeville, Minn.

Some quotes from the thousands of cards she received are:
"Your courage, strength and humor hold a huge spot in my heart."
"You were always there for me; you are tough and strong."
"You were always the one we wou1d go to for advice, laugh, tell secrets and just be ourselves."
Aubrey and Will: "You are the best Mom anyone could have."
"Your generosity and love for family and all people will always be remembered"

Georgianna is survived by her devoted husband, Jim; son, William (Will) and daughter, Aubrey; her loving parents, Alice(nee Mica) and Henry Sunderman and Sharon and Albert Dutcher Jr.; father and mother in-law Joyce and Bill Sexton; sister in-law, Jennifer Ornberg; brother in-laws, Tom Sexton and Motts Sexton; brothers, Jeff and Chris Dutcher; step-brothers, Glen Sunderman and Billy Swift; step-sisters, Kendra Moseley, Kerry Clingingsmith and Ann Sunderman Pavliska; many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many wonderful friends.

She is preceded in death by sister, Suzanne (Susie) Dutcher; grandparents, Jewel Allen (nee Barnett) Dutcher, Albert Walter Earl Dutcher, Frances and Cyril Mica.

Visitation will be held at the Eagle Lake Funeral Home, 607 North McCarty in Eagle Lake, Sunday, June 18, from 4 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake, 200 W. Prairie, Monday June 19, at 10 a.m. and interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in her beloved Eagle Lake, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Memorial Service was to be held at St. John's of the Cross at Western Springs, Illinois, on Thursday, June 15.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.  

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

Georgianna "Tina" Dutcher Sexton, 45, passed away June 11 in Hinsdale, Ill. after a long battle with cancer.

She was born July 9, 1960 in Houston and married James (Jim) Sexton in 1990. She was christened in the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Lissie in 1960. She grew up in Ganado and was active in sports including horse back riding as well as serving as twirler and drum major in high school. She graduated high school with honors in 1979 and went to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville to become a paralegal. She also pursued art and design.

She was employed by River Oaks Bank in Houston and worked for Trammel Crow. She enjoyed fashion, cooking, art, golf and equestrian activities. She won several horse shows at local, regional and national levels.

She served as president of the Parent School Association after moving to Hinsdale, Ill. She chaired and championed several SIJ events, and also participated on the St. Johns University School of Theology Board of Overseers in Collegeville, Minn.

She is preceded in death by sister, Suzanne Dutcher; grandparents, Jewel Allen Barnett Dutcher, Albert Walter Earl Dutcher, Frances and Cyril Mica.

She is survived by husband, Jim; son, William; daughter, Aubrey; her parents, Alice (Mica) and Henry Sunderman and Sharon and Albert Dutcher Jr.; father and mother in-law Joyce and Bill Sexton; sister in-law, Jennifer Ornberg; brothers-in-law, Tom Sexton and Motts Sexton; brothers, Jeff and Chris Dutcher; step-brothers, Glen Sunderman and Billy Swift; step-sisters, Kendra Moseley, Kerry Clingingsmith and Ann Sunderman Pavliska; and many nieces, nephews and cousins, and many wonderful friends.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Eagle Lake Funeral Home located at 607 North McCarty St.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at the United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake, at 200 W. Prairie. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers scheduled are William Sexton, Jeff Dutcher, Christopher Dutcher, Albert Dutcher IV, Lenney Retloff, Curtis Clinginsmith, Eddie Pavliska and Billy Swift.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Jeff Razier and his staff at Northwestern University Hospital, Chicago, Ill.; Dr. Eleyse Snidermann and her staff at Good Samaritan Hospital at Donners Grove, Ill.; Father Pat Murphy of the St. Isaac Jogue's Catholic Church in Hinsdale, Ill. and the staff and children at St. Isaac Jogue's Catholic School; Maureen and John Grace; Pam and John Pierce; and friends in Hinsdale, Ill. and in Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, June 14, 2006
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Seymour, Belle (Howatt)

Mrs. Belle Seymour

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Seymour, who passed out of this life at her home in the city Friday, were held at the residence Saturday at four o'clock, Rev. J. H. Estes of the Methodist church officiating. Interment took place at the City cemetery.

Deceased was a long time resident of this city and was for more than thirty years a nurse of valuable service to the community. She was 82 years of age.

She is survived by two sisters, Misses Nellie and Tillie Howitt, both of this city, to whom the sympathy of the community is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 1935

Seymour, Charles Lewis

Kingsville, Feb. 15.--Dr. C. L. Seymour, a prominent physician of this city, died at his home here at an early hour this morning, aged 43 years. He had been in bad health for the past year and recently while making a night call in the country contracted a severe cold, which settled on his lungs with fatal results. The remains, accompanied by his wife and a brother, were tonight taken to his old home at Columbus, Texas, for interment. [Odd Fellows Rest}

Weimar Mercury, February 19, 1909, page 1

Seymour, G. W.

Died, at the residence of his brother-in-law, near Sublime, Lavaca county, on the 31 last, Mr. G. W. Seymour, an old resident of Colorado county. Deceased was well and favorably known in our county, was a correct, unassuming man with many friends. Subject o affliction for a long time, he bore the ills to which life is heir with patience and fortitude. His remains were conveyed to this place and interred in the city cemetery last Monday. He leaves a wife and a large circle of relatives, and ___ friends, to mourn his demise.

Colorado Citizen, June 7, 1888, page 3

Seymour, James Alexander

News of the death of Mr. James A. Seymour of Columbus was received here last Friday with genuine regret. Mr. Seymour was one of Colorado county’s foremost and best citizens, a genial gentleman and best of neighbors, and our county could ill afford to lose him. He was 76 years old at the time of his death. His funeral occurred Friday afternoon at the Odd Fellows’s cemetery near Columbus. He leaves four sons, Sam K. Seymour of Columbus, Dr. Chas. Seymour of Bonus, Dr. Forrest Seymour of Beeville and Ernest Seymour of Halletsville.

Weimar Mercury, November 26, 1904, page 8

Seymour, Martha Ann (Wall)

Mrs. Martha Seymour, wife of Mr. J. A. Seymour, a well-known and highly respected citizen of Columbus, died Thursday night after a brief illness, age 65 years. Mrs. S. was a most estimable christian lady, a devoted wife and mother, and none knew her but to love her. She leaves an almost heart-broken husband, four sons and one daughter, all grown, to whom THE MERCURY’S sincere sympathy is extended. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, May 26, 1894

Seymour, Samuel King Jr.

Seymour Funeral Services

uneral Services for Sam K. Seymour, Jr., 92, of Columbus, were held from the First Baptist Church in Columbus at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3, 1988 with Rev. Raymond Cox of Columbus and John Seymour of Hickory, North Carolina officiating,

Burial followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Seymour passed away Wednesday, August 31, in Memorial City Medical Center in Houston.
Born in Columbus November 1, 1895, he was the son of Sam K. and Katie (Dunn) Seymour, Sr. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1913 and entered Texas A&M in 1914. He entered the Army in 1917 and was a member of the famous 42nd Rainbow Division. After his discharge in 1920, he joined his father in the lumber, hardware and oil business. He was co-founder of the Colorado County Federal Savings and Loan Association in 1938 and president of same until 1979 when he was made Chairman of the Board. Mr. Seymour organized the San Bernard Electric Co-op in 1937 and served as its first president. He was an active and honorary member of many, many civic organizations in Columbus.

He married Marion Hopkins in San Antonio on May 23, 1920 and had one son, Sam K. Seymour, Ill who passed away June 14, 1978.

Survivors include his wife, Marion of Columbus; daughter-in-law, Katy Seymour of Columbus; and two grandchildren, Sam K. Seymour IV of Laguna Beach, California and Martha Seymour of Houston; one sister, Mrs. George H. Belew of Waco; two nephews, James Dunn Seymour Jr. of Columbus and John Seymour Belew of Waco; two nieces, Mrs. Katherine Ann Gorharn of Waco and Mrs. Dick Waddell of Odessa.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, J. D. Seymour, Sr. who died in 1984.

Pallbearers were his two nephews, James D. Seymour Jr. and John Seymour Belew; his nephe-in-law, Dick Waddell; Gus Miller, Jr.; Willie Kuchar; Charles Klein; Dr. C. I. Shult; Dee McElroy, Milton Rutta; and Nick Mainer.

Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, Sepember 8, 1988, page 3

Seymour, Samuel King III

Sam K. Seymour III Dies At Age 53 in Temple Hospital

Sam K. Seymour III of Columbus, known by his many friends in this part of Texas as "Sambo," died June 14 at Veterans Hospital In Temple. He was 53 years of age.

Funeral services were held Friday at the FIrst Baptist Church, with The Rev. John Seymour, a cousin and a recent graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminar and The Rev. Henry Teems, pastor of the church, officiating. Arrangements were made by Columbus Funeral Home.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Seymour, a lifelong resident of Columbus, attended school in Columbus where he was considered an outstanding place kicker on the CHS football team.

He had reason to be good, a classmate said this week. "His granddaddy gave him $5 every time Sambo kicked It through the uprights," the classmate said.

Mr. Seymour attended Texas A&M University for one year before leaving to volunteer for duty in the Army which sent him to Sam Houston University. After serving three years in the Army, he completed his education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Seymour, a lifelong resident of Columbus and a 'member of the First Baptist Church, attended school in Columbus and attended Texas A&M University for one year.

He left A&M to volunteer for the service, and the Army sent him to Sam Houston University. After serving three years in the Army, he completed his education at the University of Texas at Austin.

Mr. Seymour was very active in civic and community affairs.

He was a past commander of the American legion Post No. 383 of Columbus, past president of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Columbus Rotary Club, past director of the Lumbermans Association of Texas, and a member of the board of directors of the Colorado County Federal Savings and Loan Association which he also served as vice president and treasurer.

He was also a member of the Masonic bodies and Scottish Rite, a member of the Arabia Temple Shriners and took an active rote in the Colorado County Shrine Club. He was also a member of the Texas Chapter of the Sons of the
Rainbow 42nd Division.

Mr. Seymour taught Sunday School for many years and was president of his Sunday School class. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

At the time of his death, Mr. Seymour was manager of the S. K. Seymour lumber yard.

Among those attending the services were Mrs. Seymour's family, her father, Millard Hinkle of Richwood, W. Va.; her brother, Glenn Hinkle of Miami. Fla., and his daughter, Katherine of New York; and her sister, Mrs. Ruth Brunner of San Francisco.

Survivors include his wIfe, Katy, of Columbus; a son, Sam K. Seymour IV, a daughter, Martha Seymour; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam K. Seymour Jr. of Columbus; three aunts, Mrs. Gorge H. Belew of Waco, Mrs. May Grey of Autumn Hills and Mrs. Sally Forehand of Phoenix, Ariz.; three uncles, J. D. Seymour of Columbus, Maurice Hopkins of Columbus and Mark Hopkins of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were W. N. Lehrer of Garwood, W. W. Witmer of Houston, W. M. Paulsen of Houston, David Gunn of Weimar, and James R. Grubbs, Ernest Baumgart Jr., Gus H. Miller and Tyler T. Clark, all of Columbus.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry Brasher Sr. of Weimar, Dr. Burford Hahn of Austin and Dr. C. L. Shult, Morris Hodges, and C.V. Batot, all of Columbus.

The family asked that donations be made to Veterans Community Center.

Colorado County Citizen, June 22, 1978, pages 1 and 2
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