Adolph J. Schmidt, age 77, passed away December 31 at the Columbus Community Hospital after a ten day stay.
Funeral services were held January 3 at Henneke Funeral Home with Father Bernard Snock officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Adolph was born July 28, 1907 in Mentz to Mary Mossmeyer Schmidt and Anton Schmidt. He married Magdalena Rabel Schmidt on January 2. 1934. Adolph lived his life in the Mentz and Sealy areas, where he was a retired rancher and farmer.
Adolph was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Magdalena Schmidt of Mentz; one son. Anton Adolph Schmidt of Mentz; one brother, Leo Schmidt of Mentz; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Kenneth Bayer, Charles Mueck, Billy Michaelson and Jeff Luksetic.
Colorado County Citizen, January 10, 1985, page 2
Aug. Schmidt Funeral Held At Eagle Lake
Funeral services for August Arthur Schmidt, 67, of Eagle Lake, were held Wednesday, Dec. 19, from Grace Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake, with burial in Lakeside Cemetery. Rev. John Anderson officiated.
Schmidt, who had retired after 28 years employment with Schindler Butane of Eagle Lake, was killed in an auto-train wreck at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Borden.
Born Jan. 8, 1923, near Garwood, he was a son of George and Bertha (Findeisen) Schmidt. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, including two and a half years overseas. He married Elizabeth Hutchins on Feb. 14, 1950, at Columbus. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
His wife survives him, along with one daughter, Linda Schmidt of Brenham; two sons, Bennie Schmidt of Eagle Lake and Richard Schmidt of Manchester, Ga.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Zahradnick and Erna Cloat of Eagle Lake and Alena Richter of Weimar; and one brother, Johnnie Schmidt Sr. of Cat Spring. His parents, two brothers, Arthur and Henry Schmidt, and a sister, Thilda Birdwell, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Hugo Richter Jr., Henry Schmidt. Johnnie Schmidt Jr., Edwin Schmitt, Emil Vasut Jr., and James Klopsteck.
Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1990
SUDDEN DEATH.--Last Thursday Mrs. Augusta Schmidt died in this city after an illness of only a few hours. She was the mother-in-law of Mr. M. Nicolai, and an industrious, esteemed lady, with many friends. Her remains were committed to earth at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon in the presence of numerous relatives and friends. Peace to her memory. [Place of interment unknown]
Colorado Citizen, April 1, 1886
Charley E. Schmidt
May 20, 1929 - January 9, 2002
Services for Charley E. Schmidt, 72, of Columbus were held Jan. 13 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating.
Burial followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Schmidt died Jan. 9 at Memorial City Hospital in Houston.
He was born May 20, 1929, in Eagle Lake, the son of Ed H. and Martha Austin Schmidt.
Schmidt was united in marriage with Mildred Hollan on June 18, 1960,
He served in the U. S. Airforce during the Korean War.
Schmidt was a retired dragline operator for Holman Inc., formerly Thorstenberg, and presently in public relations for Columbus Livestock Company.
He was affiliated with St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus, and a member of Texas Sportsman's Association and American Legion Post No 383 in Columbus.
Schmidt was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter, Sharon Kay Schmidt.
Survivors include his wife, two brothers-in-law, Albert and wife, Debbie, Hollan, and LeRoy and wife, Elizabeth, Hollan, all of Houston, and godchild, Barbara Brisco of Sheridan.
Pallbearers were American Legion members George Poppe, Joe Hanak, Raymond Zajicek, Harry Henkhaus, Eddie Hernandez and Thurman Mitchell.
Henneke Funeral Home Ld., Columbus, directors.
Banner Press Newspaper, January 17, 2002, page 19
Houston Post: The remains of Charley Schmidt, a lad about 12 years of age, were brought from Houston on the noon train today for interment in the family burying grounds north of Columbus. The tuneral will be held Wednesday morning. The young boy was a nephew of Mrs. R. P. White and has been raised as a member of their family. He has had intermittent attacks of appendicitis since May and following a severe attack on the 29th of June the family deemed an operation expedient. The operation was performed in Houston about a week ago and slight hopes have been entertained for his recovery since that time. His death occurred there yesterday. [Interment in Riesing Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, July 13, 1907, page 1
Charles Schmidt Dead.
Charles Schmidt, born and raised near Columbus, 59 ears old, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Huebel, at Glidden, Monday afternoon of pneumonia. He was buried at the family (Riesing) cemetery Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Krause of the Lutheran Church at Fayetteville performing the services. He is survived by three small and four grown children.
Eagle Lake Headlight, January 18, 1919
Henry G. Schmidt Sr., age 68, of Eagle Lake, passed away May 12 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held for Mr. Schmidt Saturday, May. 14 from the Grace Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake under the arrangement of Dulany Funeral Home with Pastor Al Flathmann officiating.
Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
Mr. Schmidt was born January 8, 1920 in Nada to George J. Schmidt and Bertha Findeisen Schmidt. He married Annie May Brast Schmidt on September 12, 1944 in Sealy.
He was a lifelong-resident of the area with a lifelong career in agriculture. In his lifetime he was a farmer and cattleman and broke horses in his youth.
Mr. Schmidt was a member of Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake, serving his church as Sunday School Supt. for a number of years, also serving as councilman for the church many times over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Arthur Schmidt, a sister, Thilda Birdwell and two brother-in-laws, two nephews and a niece.
Survivors include his wife, Annie May Schmidt of Eagle Lake; daughter and son-in-law, Delores and Kenneth Vasina of Houston; son, Henry Schmidt Jr. of Eagle Lake; grandson, Jared Henry Schmidt; sisters, Mary Zahradnick and Erna Cloat both of Eagle Lake, and Alena Richter of Weimar; brothers, Johnnie Schmidt of Cat Spring and August Schmidt of Eagle Lake; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and a host of loved ones.
Pallbearers scheduled were Arthur Schmidt Jr., Ben Castillo, Allen Shimek, Carl Hammermiller, Randy Sanders, Gale Thomas, Bertrand Brast and Johnnie Vasut.
Honorary. pallbearers mentioned were Rex and Roy Sanders, Lawrence Shimek, Sid Harmon, Butch Parma, Alvin Kohleffel, Charles Spalinger, Bill Appelt, Harrison Walker and George Birdwell.
Colorado County Citizen, May 26, 1988, page 2
Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda Bauer Schmidt, age 85, of Columbus were held Feb. 16 at the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Rev. Herbert Brannon and Rev. Raymond Cox officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral House.
Mrs. Schmidt was born on Feb. 8, 1900 In Post Oak, Texas. She was born to Henry & Wilimeana Doss Bauer. She was married to Fred R. Schmidt on Dec. 24, 1916 In East Bernard. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
She Is survived by her daughters Mrs. Irene Wristen of Columbus and Mrs. N. L. (Annie) Collins of Wisconsin; by her sons Toxie Lee Schmidt, Houma La., and Richard C. Schmidt of Columbus; sister, Mrs. Lee Dungen of Columbus, and brother Henry Bauer of Houston. Also, 13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Robert F. Schmidt.
Pallbearers were James Holiday, Cody Reynolds, Gene Allen Schmidt. Dan Perales, Jerry Tallas, and Bobby Webb. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.
Colorado County Citizen, February 21, 1985, page 2
Graveside Services and interment for Johnnie A. Schmidt, Sr. of Cat Spring were held Monday, July 5, 1993 from Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake with Rev. Sandra Kimbrow, pastor of Lissie United Methodist Church officiating.
Mr. Schmidt passed away Friday, July 2. He was 83 years of age.
On February 26, 1935 he as[sic] united in marraige[sic] to Mary Vasut in Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mary Schmidt of Cat Spring; a son and daughter-in-law, Johnnie Jr. and Alice Schmidt of Eagle Lake; two sisters, Erna Cloat of Eagle Lake and Alena Richter of Weimar; a grandson, "J. J." Schmidt of Eagle Lake; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bertha Schmidt; two sisters, Thilda Birdwell and Mary E. Zahradnick; three brothers, Arthur, Henry and August Schmidt.
Pallbearers were John "J. J." Schmidt, Paul Vasut, Charles L. Spalinger, Edwin Schmitt, Charles Glueck and Hugo Richter Jr.
New Ulm Enterprise, July 15, 1993, page 2
Services Held At Frelsburg for Joe Schmidt
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the family home in Frelsburg for Joe Schmidt,74, who died at Bell hospital Sunday at 1:45 p.m. Burial was in Frelsburg Catholic cemetery with the Rev. Edward Geiser officiating. Untermeyer Bros. were in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Schmidt was born in Germany on November 12, 1870, a son of Joseph and Anna Schmidt.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Schmidt; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Schneider, Pisek, and Mrs. Albina Schoppa, Fayetteville; one son, Joel Schmidt, Pisek; one brother, Albert of Corpus Christi and one sister, Mrs. Mary Linka, Beyersville.
Pallbearers were Johnny Schmidt, Eddie Schmidt, Joe Kubicek, Albert Linka, Louis Smidovec and Christian Skalitsky.
Colorado County Citizen, Maya 3, 1945
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. John Richter and Mr. and Mrs. Linburger went to Columbus Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Schmidt, who died Tuesday night after a lingering illness.--Moulton Eagle. [Interment in Riesing Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, December 16, 1905, page 9
Funeral services were held for Martha Schmidt Thursday, October 9 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating.
Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Martha Schmidt was born July 22, 1898 in Silsbee to David Crockett Austin and Martha Bosworth Austin. She married Ed. H. Schmidt in 1928. She was a housewife.
She was a(sic) affiliated as a Lutheran.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed. H. Schmidt, June 10, 1968 and one granddaughter, Sharon Kay Schmidt.
Survivors include a son, Charley Schmidt of Columbus.
Pallbearers were Leslie Koehl, E. L. McElroy, Tom Teague, Milroy Venghaus, Jimmy Peters and Burforf(sic) Alsup.
Colorado County Citizen, October 16, 1986
Mrs. Mary Schmidt Is Buried After Rites at Frelsburg
Mrs. Mary F. Schmidt who was born in Shembera, Germany died Friday, June 1, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Shoppe[sic], of Frelsburg.
Mrs. Schmidt was 85 years and 7 months old. She had lived at New Ulm for 25 years.
Survivors are one son, Joe F. Schmidt Jr. of New Ulm, and 2 daughters, Mrs. Frank Schneider of near Pisek and Mrs. George Shoppe of Frelsburg.
Rev. Edward Geiser officiated in services at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Burial was at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic cemetery in Frelsburg.
Colorado County Citizen, June 7, 1956, page 7
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Schmidt were held Tuesday, June 25, at St. Rochs Catholic Church in Mentz under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Father Bernard Snoch officiating. She died June 23 at Eagle Lake Community Hospital.
Burial was held at St. Roch’s Catholic Cemetery. The rosary was held Monday at Henneke Funeral Home.
Mrs. Schmidt was born February 15, 1906 in Cat Spring to John Schmitt and Francis Drymalla Schmitt. She married Elmo Schmidt February 21, 1933.
Mrs. Mary Schmidt was a housewife and she spent most of her lifetime in Ramsey Community. The church affiliation were Catholic.
Survivors include her husband, Elmo Schmidt of Ramsey, four sisters, Annie Drymalla of Ramsey, Maggie Schmitt of Eagle Lake, Pauline Schmitt of Eagle Lake, and Bettie DeShazo of Eagle Lake.
Pallbearers were Walter Frnka, Jim Schmitt, Earl Schmitt, Jack Schmitt, Chris DeShazo, and Jeff Smaistrla[sic].
Colorado County Citizen, June 27, 1985
Mary Schmidt Service Held Here Sunday
Mary Lena Schmidt, 94, of Granada Hills, California, died Sunday January 24, at 8:45 p.m. at Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital. Her ashes. were sent to Weimar for a graveside memorial service Sunday, February 8, in Masonic Cemetery: Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.
Mrs. Schmidt was born Oct. 18, 1893, in the Star Hill community near Industry, Austin county, the youngest daughter of Franz and Florentine (Fuhrmann) Schubert. She lived in Industry until 1928, when she moved to Bartlett, where she was confirmed and became a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. In 1977 she returned to Industry; joined the United Methodist Church, and became a member of the Bertha Circle of Methodist Women.
In December 1980 she moved to California and lived at the Ambulatory Care Center for Senior Citizens in Granada Hills, and in August 1985 she moved to Rinaldi Convalescent Hospital.
Preceding her in death. were one son, Elwood Alfred Schmidt; one grandson, Thomas EIwood Schmidt; two brothers, Willie Schubert as an infant and Alfred Schubert of Industry; and three sisters, Hedwig as an infant, Minna Eckermann of Weimar, and Frieda Schubert of Industry.
She is survived by a grandson, Donald Ray Schmidt of San Pedro, Calif.; a niece, Elsie Freis of Weimar; four great-nephews, Eugene Grohmann of Weimar, Joewayne Gold of Rosenberg, Marvin Grohmann of Houston and Allen Schubert of New Ulm; and one great-niece, Bernice Richter of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1988, page 13
Mildred A. Schmidt, 81, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 9 at the Columbus Community Hospital.
She was born March 16, 1923 to Stephen and Anna (Baca) Hollan and married Charley E. Schmidt June 18, 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sharon Kay Schmidt; sister, Bernice Alsup; brothers, Jerome Hollan and Leory Hollan.
She is survived by brother and sisters-in-law, Albert and Debbie Hollan of Houston, Cecilia Hollan of Houston and Elizabeth Hollan of Houston; brother-in-law, Burford Alsup of Hot Springs, Ark.; godchild, Barbara Brisco of Sheridan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers were Laddie Supak, Marvin Hollan, Albert Hollan Jr., Louis Prunes, Charles Tu and Scot Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were Billy Michaelson, Earl Frnka, Reggie Brisco and Manuel Solis.
Colorado County Citizen, January 19, 2005
Nona Leyendecker Etheridge Schmidt, 90, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 17. She was born Sept. 26, 1916 near Frelsburg, the daughter of Arthur and Annie Brune Leyendecker. She attended Columbus High School and graduated in 1934 as the salutatorian of her class.
She was united in marriage to Kirby Emerson Etheridge, Sr. June 24, 1936 and on Dec. 17, 1985 she married Alois F. (Mickey) Schmidt.
She was a florist in Columbus for many years where she owned her own business. In later years, she worked in the public school system as dietitian and then as supervisor of nutrition for the Columbus Community Hospital. After her retirement, she enjoyed going on cruises and traveling to various foreign countries.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus, belonging to the United Methodist Women and serving on the Bereavement Committee and as Communion Steward. She was also instrumental in organizing the rummage ministry. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the V.F.W., and she was an active member of the Eastern Star in which she held several offices including Worthy Grand Matron. She was a charter member of the Columbus Garden Club, at one time serving as president, and a charter member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and an active member of the Magnolia Homes Tour, serving as a docent. She was also instrumental in the restoration of the historic Zimmerscheidt School House where she attended classes in the early years.
Schmidt was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; daughters, Frances Louise and Laura Lee; son, Kirby Emerson Etheridge, Jr.; sisters, Aline Leyendecker, Florence Zajicek, Charlene Lichey, and Betty Sens; brother, Jack Leyendecker and step-grandson, Michael Schmidt
She is survived by sons Tom Etheridge and wife Bernice of Columbus, Jack Etheridge and wife Peggy of Victoria and Leete Etheridge of Columbus; daughter-in-law JaNeille Etheridge of Chesterville; step-daughter Beth Heatwole and husband Warren of San Marcos; step-sons Tom Schmidt and wife Cindy of Victoria and Bob Schmidt and wife Rosanne of Brenham; sisters Annie Louise Franta and husband Fred and Emma Schneider and husband Nottie; brothers Manly Leyendecker and wife Sophie and Crockett Leyendecker and wife Dorothy, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Michael, Arthur, Joe, Lori and Will Etheridge; step-grandchildren, David, Russell, Megan and Tanner Schmidt and Andrew, Rebecca and Mark Heatwole. She is also survived by "Lil" Stallman, her dear friend and neighbor of many years.
Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 19 at Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. J. Paul Bruhn officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Zajicek, David Leyendecker, Henry Schneider, Carlton Leyendecker, James Luedecke, Larry Sebesta and Lori and Will Etheridge. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Columbus or to a charity of choice.
Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 2007