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Schenk, Anna

Mrs. Anna Schenk, wife of Mr. Ferdinand Schenk of the city, died at 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, aged 65 years,after a long and painful illness, and was buried Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Catholic cemetery. Rev Father Jast performing the burial ceremony. Mrs. Schenk was born in Vienna, Austria. She came to this country about fifteen years ago, first residing in Schulenburg for five years, and then in Weimar for the past eleven years. She was a pleasant lady, of retiring disposition, and possessed many friends. She leaves a husband, a son (Mr. Joe Schenk of Halletsvile) and a daughter in Vienna. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 16, 1896, page 2

Schenk, Annie (Kainer)

Final Rites for Mrs. Annie Schenk Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Schenk, 84, a Parkview Manor resident since November, were held Tuesday morning at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Schenk, who had been in failing health several years, did at 2 a.m. Sunday, May 9, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

Born at Content on Aug. 6, 1886, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Veronica Dreitner Kainer. She married Frank Schenk and they lived at Dubina most of their life together, moving to Weimar eight years ago. He died in November 1970, ten days after their daughter, who made her home with her parents, died.

Mrs. Schenk is survived by two brothers, Charlie Kainer of Schulenburg and Emil Kainer of Eagle Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Edwin Schimcek of El Campo, Mrs. Henry Miksch of Weimar and Mrs. Edward David of Schulenburg; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Kretzschmar and Mrs. Bill Emmel of Eagle Lake; 15 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Edward David, Harland Schenk, Elton Brueggmann, James Miksch, William Kainer, and Emil Joe Dusek.

Weimar Mercury, May 13, 1971

Schenk, Charles

Chas. Schenk, 81, Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 14, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church for. Charley Schenk, 81; who died Friday morning in Youens Memoiral[sic] Hospital.

He had been a patient there about two months.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated in the services. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Born July 26, 1889, at Dubina, Mr. Schenk was a son of Frank and Josephine Schenk. He married Millie Kuchar on October 27, 1913, and they settled on a farm just south of Weimar. They moved to Weimar in 1948 when he became custodian at Weimar Public. School. He retIred in 1960.

He was a member of St. Michael's Church and the KJT.

His wife survives, along with a son, John Schenk of Weimar; a daughter, Mrs. Tillie Dusek of Houston; a grandson, Eugene A. Dusek of Albuquerque New Mexico; and a sister, Mrs. Rita Leppin of Houston.

Pallbearers were Anton Cejka, Eugene Dusek, John Kuchar, Willie Kuchar, Charley Schenk and Frank Tanecka.

Weimar Mercury, February 18, 1971

Schenk, Emilie (Kuchar)

Funeral For Mrs. Schenk, 84, June 21

Funeral services were held from Hubbard Funeral Chapel June 21, for Mrs. Emilie Schenk, 84, who died June 19.

Burial was in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Schenk, a lifelong resident of Weimar, was born here Dec. 8, 1889, the daughter of Anton and Marie Kuchar. She was married to Charles Schenk on October 27, 1913. Her husband died February 12, 1971.

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

Mrs. Schenk is survived by a son, John Schenk of Weimar; a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Tillie) Dusek of Houston; and a grandson, Eugene Dusek of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were Anton Cejka, Eugene Dusek, Joe Dusek, John Kuchar, Willie Kuchar and Frank Tanecka.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 27, 1974
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Harbuz, Anna
Schenk, Ferdinand

Two aged citizens of this section died Wednesday night. One was a Mrs. Harbes, stepmother of a young man employed on the road grading outfit, and the other was Ferdinand Schenk, one of he oldest and most respected of our German-American citizens. Mr. Schenk was a shoemaker by trade and lived opposite St. Michael’s church for many years. He was about 78 years old, and for many years had been a great sufferer. However, he was of naturally cheerful disposition, and bore his sufferings with but little complaint. Both funerals, we understand, will take place at St. Michael’s cemetery this afternoon. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved families.

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 1912, page 4

Schenk, Frank

Frank Schenk, 90, Succumbs; Rites Held Here Friday

Funeral services for 90-year-old Frank Schenk were held Friday afternoon, Oct. 30, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Gerald Hubertus officiated.

Mr. Schenk died at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Parkview Manor, where he had been a resident only a few days. He had been ill for several months.

A native of Austria, he had lived at Dubina most of his life. He was born Dec. 6, 1879, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schenk. He married Miss Annie Kainer here in 1904 and they settled at Dubina. They moved to Weimar in 1963. He was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church at Dubina and later St. Michael’s here.

Mrs. Schenk survives, along with three daughters, Mrs. Henry (Ann) Miksch Jr. of Weimar, Mrs. Edmund (Josephine) Schimcek of El Campo, Mrs. Ed (Agnes) David of Schulenburg; two sons, Charlie Schenk of Schulenburg and Emil Schenk of Eagle Lake; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, Charlie Schenk of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Rita Leppin of Houston.

A daughter, Mrs. Rosie Brueggmann, preceded him in death by less than two weeks, in a traffic accident.

The Weimar Mercury, November 5, 1970
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Schenk, Marie/Mary Richter

Mrs. Mary Schenk Was Buried Here Thursday

Mrs. Mary Schenk, aged 83 years, who died at the home of a daughter in San Antonio Wednesday of last week, was brought here for interment in St. Michael’s cemetery and the body laid to rest Thursday afternoon, Rev. Jos. Szysmanski officiating. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. Schenk died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Rahmsdorf.

Mrs. Schenk was a native of Austria, had lived in this country 30 years, in Weimar up to twelve years ago when, following the death of her husband, she moved to San Antonio to make her home with her daughter.

She is survived by one son, Stephen Richter of Dacosta, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Berger of this city, Mrs. Anna Koenig of Hobson, Mrs. Lena Nitschmann of Northene, Mrs. Pauline Nierlich of Engle, and Mrs. Emma Rahmsdorf of San Antonio; 47 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Schenk was a lovable, good woman, well liked by all who knew her, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 12, 1925
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schenk, Rosina

Death of Mrs. Schenk

The remains of Ms. Rosina Schenk, who died at the Fayette county poor arm near LaGrange last saturday, were brought here for interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.’

Mrs. Schenk was 84 years of age, a native of Austria, and was formerly of this section. She had been living at the farm for several years, and was highly regarded by Mr. and Ms. A. T. Bardin, who have charge of said farm. They tenderly prepared her body for burial and extended many courtesies. In her life time Mrs. Schenk often referred to Mr. and Ms. Bardin in terms of endearment, declaring they were exceedingly good to her.

Mrs. Schenk is survived by a daughter in Oklahoma and a daughter living at or near Engle.

Weimar Mercury, March 29, 1929, page 1
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