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Scheller, August W.

August Schiller Funeral Here

Funeral services were held at the graveside in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery Sunday afternoon for August W. Schiller, 75, El Campo native, who died in Nightingale hospital in El Campo last Friday after having been in frail health for 4 years.

He was the husband of the former Laura Mae Ashford of Columbus, who died 7 years ago. He was buried in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery beside his wife. The couple had no children.

Colorado County Citizen, July 29, 1965
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Edward Charles

Edward Charles Scheller, 46, of Houston died Sunday in John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.

A son of Jesse Scheller and Jettie Mae Obenhaus Scheller, he was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Damon Mound, Texas.

Funeral services were held from Columbus Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. McCreary of Houston officiating. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Scheller, son, Jerry P. Scheller of Bryan; brother, L. W. Scheller of Houston.

Pallbearers were Owen Miller, Walter Allen Good, Delmar Fehrenkamp, Jimmy Wallace, Arnold Sanders and E. G. Miller.

Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 1971
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Henry Charles

Henry Scheller, Weimar Area Native, Dies

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at Shatto Funeral Home, Columbus, for Henry C. Scheller, 81, of Glidden, who died Tuesday in Columbus Convalescent Home.

Rev. Snow, Glidden Baptist minister, officiated. Burial was in the Live Oak Cemetery southeast of Weimar.

Mr. Scheller was born near Weimar Sept. 8, 1885, a son of Louis and Mary Jane Berthold Scheller. He married Miss Vera Obenhaus on Oct. 5, 1910, and they settled in the Oak Grove community near Weimar, later moving to Osage and then to Glidden. He was a farmer, later a railroad worker, and still later an employee of Texas Construction Materials.

His wife survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Garland Bankston of Glidden; two grandchildren, one brother, Jesse Scheller of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Nora Stapleton of Columbus, Ms. P. W. Obenhaus of Glidden and Mrs. Alma Tooke of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, September 5, 1968, page 1

Scheller, Jettie Mae (Obenhaus)

Jettie Scheller Funeral Held At Columbus

Funeral services for Jettie Mae Scheller, 91, of Burnet were held Tuesday, May 21 from Henneke Funeral Home Chapel at Columbus, with burial in Live Oak Cemetery near Weimar, Rev. Raymond Cox officiated.

Mrs. Scheller died May 17 in Shepperd Memorial Hospital at Burnet.

Born July 23, 1988 at Oakland she was the daughter of W. D. and Maude (Sanders) Obenhaus. She was married to Jessie C. Scheller on May 12, 1917. She had lived at Burnet seven years.

Surviving are one son, Louis Scheller of Buchanan Dam, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her husband, a brother, a sister and a son preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1991
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Laura Mae (Ashford)

Mrs. A. Schiller[sic] To Be Buried Here This Afternoon

Funeral services will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. August Schiller[sic] of Bonus, the former Laura Mae Ashford of Columbus, who died in Laughlin hospital in Eagle Lake about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The last rites will be held in the Baptist church in Bonus and burial will be here in Odd Fellows Rest at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Schiller was born in Columbus Sept. 20, 1897, a daughter of Red and Lula Maud Carroll Ashford. She and her husband had lived in Bonus since their marriage 32 years ago.

Survivors are Mrs. Schiller’s husband; her mother, Mrs. L. M. Ashford of Columbus; 3 sisters, Ms. Rand Thrasher of Columbus, Mr. H. W. Gabitsch of Houston and Ms. C. H. Snyder of Narbet Pa., and a brother, Starkey Ashford, of Houston, also nephews and nieces.

Her nephews will be pallbearers. All relatives will be here for the funeral . Ms. Snyder was to fly from Pennsylvania.

Colorado County Citizen, December 11, 1958, page 10

Scheller, Louis Henry


Louis Henry Scheller, 89, was buried at Millers Creek cemetery Monday. He died at his home in Glidden Sunday morning.

Mr. Scheller was born Aug. 25, 1859, in Austin county. He had resided in Glidden for 10 years.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. P. W. Obenhaus of Glidden, Mrs. Lenora Stapleton and Mrs. Alma Tooke of Columbus; 2 sons, Henry of Glidden and Jesse of Robstown. He has one half sister, Mrs. Minnie Berthold of Corpus Christi, and 3 half brothers: Otto Ammann, El Campo; August Ammann, El Campo; Charles Ammann, Wharton.

Pallbearers were 4 grandsons: Edward Charles Scheller, Robstown; L. W. Scheller, Hearne; Willis Obenhaus, Houston; Jimmie Wallace, Glidden. Also Gus Williams of Glidden and Delmar Fehrenkamp of Columbus were pallbearers.

Funeral services were arranged by the Columbus Funeral home.

Colorado County Citizen, May 12, 1949
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Louis

Mr. L. H. (Love) Scheller formerly of this section passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. P. C. Obenhaus in Glidden Sunday morning at 9 o'clock and his body was laid to rest beside his wife in the Miller's Creek Cemetery here Monday eve. Had he lived until the 25th of August, he would have reached the ripe old age of 90 years. Mr. Scheller has been in ill health for a number of years, but for the past 17 months he has been in bed constantly. In 1882, he married Miss Mary Jane Berthold, who preceded him in death about 25 years ago. To this union there were six children born, one of them dying in infancy. Surviving children are: Mrs. P. C. Obenhaus and Henry Scheller of Glidden, Mrs. Nora Stapleton of Columbus, Mrs. Alma Tooke of Houston and Jesse Scheller of Robstown. A host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Minnie Berthold of Skidmore, and three half-brothers, Aug. and Otto Ammann of El Campo and Charley of Wharton, also survive. Oak grove people extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
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Weimar Mercury, May 20, 1949
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Mary Jane (Berthold)


News were (sic) received here early Saturday morning that Mrs. Louis Scheller of the Osage community was dead. Although Mrs. Scheller’s health has been bad for many years, her death was unexpected, and only a few days ago she scratched a small place on her arm and blood poison set in. There was but very little hopes held out for her from the first, but all that medical skill and loving hands could do was done for her, but the Father above saw best to take her where there is no pain or suffering. With her lived ones around her, and realizing that she was nearing the end, and that she would soon cross the dark river and be in that beautiful home above, she went to sleep at 10:05 and woke up “Over There”. It is hard indeed to give up a mother, and life, and time can never erase that sorrow which has been cast over that home, there is a vacant chair which can never be filled. Mrs. Scheller was born in the year of 1858 in Colorado County and had she lived until the 23rd of this month she would have been 66 years old. She formerly lived down here in this community until about six years ago when she and her husband moved to Osage, where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Scheller leaves to mourning her loss her husband Louis Scheller, and five children, Mrs. Percy Obenhaus and Hy Scheller of Glidden, Mrs. Robt. Stapleton and Jess Scheller of Damon Mound, and Mrs. Alma Goode, who lived with them: there were twelve grand children and three brothers, Jno G. Berthold of El Campo, Louis of Glidden and Charley of Skidmore and one sister, Mrs. Ambrose Darby of Bay City, besides a host of other relatives. Mrs. Scheller was a devoted wife and mother, a true friend and deeds of kindness to her friends and neighbors in time of trouble will long be remembered by them. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones in this sad hour. May God bless and comfort them. [Interment in Miller Creek Cemetery]


Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1924
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Scheller, Tommy


We are sorry to report the death of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shiller's[sic] infant boy, which occurred last Thursday near the Harmony schoolhouse, of Inflammatory croup. The parents and relatives have our sympathy in this their sore and sudden bereavement. [Interment in Miller Creek Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, December 25, 1890, page 3

Scheller, Vera (Obenhaus)

Funeral services for Mrs. Vera Scheller were held at Columbus Funeral Home Friday, April 2, at 3 p.m. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery. Rev. George F. Snow, pastor of Glidden Baptist Church officiated. Mrs. Scheller passed away in the Weimar Hospital March 31.

Mrs. Scheller was the daughter of Julius and Emma Foltz Obenhaus, born January 21, 1886 in the Live Oak community. She lived in this area all her life. In October, 1910 she was united in matrimony with Mr. Henry Scheller. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Scheller died in 1969.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Garland Bernhard of Columbus, a sister Mrs. Julius Miles of Houston, one granddaughter, Mrs. Roy Cloat of Columbus, one grandson, Marty Bankston of Sweden and 2 great-grandchildren Jackie and Lori Cloat.

Pallbearers were Jake Obenhaus, Oliver Wegenhoft, Owen Miller, Jimmy Wallace, Durwood Miles and Roy Cloat.

Colorado County Citizen, April 8, 1971
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
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