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Schneider, Adela E. (Guenther)

A. Schneider Funeral Held Here Dec. 28

Funeral services for Mrs. Reinhardt (Adela E.) Schneider, 74, of Route 3, Weimar, were held Monday, Dec. 28, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Arnold Anders officiated.

Mrs. Schneider, a lifelong resident of this area, died on Dec. 26 at 3:30 am. at Methodist Hospital, Houston.

She was born here on Nov. 8, 1907, a daughter of Frank and Mary (Dreitner) Guenther, and was married to Reinhardt H. Schneider on Nov. 5, 1928.

Her husband survives, along with four daughters, Mrs. Johnie (Virginia) Kroboth and Mrs. Anton (Mildred) Kallus of Houston, Mrs. Franklin (Helen) Zimmermann of Katy and Mrs. Paul F. (Agnes) Laake of Columbus; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Joe Guenther of Houston and Edward Guenther of Weimar.

Three brothers, two sisters and one grandson preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Stanley Zimmermann, James Montemayor, David Kallus, James Kroboth, Robert Kroboth, and Thomas Zimmermann. Honorary pallbearers were Pfc. Warren Zimmermann, Harlan Kubos, and Senior Airman Richard Kroboth.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1962, page 8

Schneider, Anna Marie (Bednarz)

Mrs. Schneider, 42, Dies Unexpectedly; Rites Held Tuesday.

A little more than a year after the death of her husband, Mrs. Anna Marie Schneider, 42, died suddenly of a heart attack as she sat eating dinner in the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Annie Schneider, last Sunday.

The mother of three sons whose ages range from 4 to 14, Mrs. Schneider had seemingly been in perfect health, and was having a particularly enjoyable mean with her family when the sad even occurred. It was only August 24, 1951, that her husband, Herbert Schneider, died, two months after a brain tumor operation, at the age of 41.

The daughter of Anton and Minnie Bednarz, she was born January 4, 1910 near Schulenburg. She was married to Mr. Schneider in St. Michael’s Church here October 12, 1936, and they settled on the Schneider home place, which was adjacent to the Bednarz farm. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, with Rev. Clarence Leopold officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Surviving are the three sons, Marvin James, 14, Arland David 13, Thomas Wayne, 4; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Bednarz of Schulenburg; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Haas of Schulenburg and Mrs. Addie (Julius) Vacek of Weimar; and four brothers, August Bednarz of Cuero, Raymond Bednarz of Schulenburg; Erwin Bednarz of Victoria and Edward Bednarz of San Antonio. One brother, Albert, died in infancy, and another, Alfred, died in 1934.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Robert Bednarz of Edna, Lawrence Mazoch of Houston, Henry Schneider of Weimar, and E. J. Haas, Walter Haas and Herbert Haas, all of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1952, page 1

Schneider, Anna Ulbrich


Weimar, Texas, June 11,--Mrs. Martin Schneider, 62, died at her home three miles northwest of Weimar Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. funeral services were conducted Friday morning by Rev. Joseph Syzmanski. Interment being in St. Michael’s cemetery. Mrs. Schneider has been a long resident of this community and scored a host of friends. He husband preceded her in death several years ago.

Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1926

Schneider, Anna (Berger)

Mrs. Schneider, 74, Buried Here Last Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ferdinand H. Schneider, 74, who died during her sleep last Thursday morning, Sept. 5, were held Saturday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic church with Msgr. A. F.Drozd officiating. [Intetment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

She had been in ill health for several months.

The former Miss Annie Berger, daughter of Frank and Mary Berger, she was born Oct. 11, 1882 at High Hill and moved with her framily to the Weimar section when she was 8 years old. She was married here to Mr. Schneider, Nov. 10, 1903. He died in 1948, the day of her funeral was the anniversary of his death. Mrs. Schneider was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Adela Schneider of Houston and Mrs. Lilllie (Joe) Truchard of Mentz; two granddaughters and eight grandsons, including three orphaphans[sic] if her deceased son, Herbert, who made his home with her; four brothers, Edmund, Fred and Otto Berger of here and Henry Berger of Columbus; and two sisters, Mrs. Emil Skrovan of El Campo, and Mrs. Emil Kahlden of Weimar. Another son, George, died as an infant, and she also was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Robert Insall, and three brothers, Frank, Joe and Emil Berger.

Pallbearers for the funeral were George Berger, Weimar; Robert Berger, Houston, Lawrence Berger, Columbus, Edwin Nierlich, Glidden, Hy. Schneider and Frank Horak, Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1957, pages 1 & 10

Schneider, Anna (Ulrich)

Mrs. Schneider Succumbs at 91; Buried Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Schneider, 91, widow of the late Emil Schneider, were held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 29, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Sigmund Wojciechowski officiated, assisted by Rev. Albert Hubertus.

Mrs. Schneider died at 6:25 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Youens Hospital, where she had been a patient since Tuesday. She had been ill only about a week.

Born May 29, 1875, in the Sedan community northwest of Weimar, she was a daughter of Joe and Veronica Ulrich. She married Mr. Schneider here Oct. 22, 1895, and they lived in the New Brunn community for more than 50 years. Mr. Schneider died January 15, 1955, at the age of 83. For the past three years Mrs. Schneider had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Willie Jurecka, in Weimar.

She was a member of St. Michael’s church and St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are five sons, Otto, Reinhardt and Henry of Weimar, Herman of Seattle, Wash., and Willie of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Willie (Ida) Jurecka of Weimar; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Frank Ulrich of Weimar. A son, Edgar, died in 1936. Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.

Pallbearers at her funeral were Morris Jurecka, George Jurecka, Paul Laake, Franklin Zimmermann, Johnny Kroboth, and Anton Kallus.

Weimar Mercury, November 3, 1966, pages 1 and 10

Schneider, Charles F.

Chas. Schneider, a respected farmer living north of this city, died Saturday of cancer of hip joint, after a long illness, extending over nine months. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s cemetery Sunday, Rev. J. Szymanski performing the burial service.

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1909, page 5

Schneider, Charles L. Sr.

Chas. Schneider Buried At Nada Sat.

Charles L. Schneider, Sr. of Nada passed away Friday, January 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Nightingale Hospital in El Campo following a stroke on January 1st.

Funeral services were held from the Triska Funeral Home in El Campo and St. Mary's Catholic church in Nada at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 13. Interment was in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Nada. The Rev. Henry Rolf officiated at the services.

Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Donald and Thomas Mayo of Houston, Charles Jr. and Ronald Bubela of East Bernard, Leon Schneider of Garwood and Alfonce Mazoch, Jr. of Gonzales, Louisiana. His other 15 grandsons were named as honorary pallbearers.

St. Mary's Choir provided music for the services.

Mr. Schneider was born October 12, 1895, in Nada. His parents were Mary and John Schneider. He resided in Nada all of his life except for the time spent in the U. S. Army in World War I. He was a retired farmer.

Miss Bertha Swoboda and Mr. Schneider were married November 9, 1920, in Nada.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Lorine Bubela of Nada, Mrs. Dorothy Mayo of Houston, Mrs. Jeanette Mazoch of Gonzales, La., three sons, Tony of Garwood, Chas., Jr., of Stafford and Edward L. of Nada, One son, Leon, preceded him in death while serving his country in the U. S. Army in Korea in 1951. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Walberger Swoboda of Nada and Mrs. Angela Laske of Garwood and one brother, Ervin of Clute,Texas; 41 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada, the Nada Knights of Columbus and the Disabled American Veterans.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 18, 1973
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Schneider, Christina (Janish)


Mrs. Christina Schneider, age 87, of Eagle Lake, passed away Sunday, October 7 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 8 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Widacki officiating.

Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Nada. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Christina Schneider was born January 15, 1898 in Frelsburg to Frank Janish and Christina Martinek Janish.

She was a Eagle Lake resident since 1971 and a member of Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Louis J. Schneider of Eagle Lake; two sisters, Frances Buxkamper and Anne Korenek both of Nada; one brother, Joe Janish of Fayetteville and numerous nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, October 17, 1985

Schneider, Ed

A man named Ed. Schneider, who came from Pennsylvania to this county this spring, and worked on the plantation of Dr. Tait, died at the City Hotel last Tuesday night, of cerebro-spinal meningitis. [Burial place unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 6, 1977, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Schneider, Elizabeth Ann (Alley)


Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann ("Liz") Schneider were held September 20 at First Methodist church, with Rev. Bill Huth officiating and under the dIrection of Henneke Funeral Home. Burial was at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

Elizabeth Schneider was born February 29, 1944 In Eagle Lake to Wylie W. and Mary Cook Alley. She, married Robert Louie Schneider on November 11, 1978. Elizabeth was a member of the First Methodist Church of Columbus, a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and also a bank teller for Columbus State Bank.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Louie Schneider, Columbus; father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Alley, Ramsey; two daughters, Roxie and Patty Brasher both of Columbus; six sisters, Inez Matura, Altair, Gladys Owens, Josie Blount, Billie Jean Guthmann, Bonnie Henry, and Connie Alley, all of :Eagle Lake; four brothers, John Alley, Michael Alley, Gary Alley, and Buddy Alley all of Eagle Lake; and her grandmother, Josie Lee Cook of Waelder.

Pallbearers were: John Perry, Henry Schneider; Larry Witte, Gregg Schneider, Neil Zajicek, Carlton Leyendecker; Honorary Pallbearers, Fred Davis, Brent Gorman and Wesley Jasek.

Colorado County Citizen, September 27, 1984, page 2

Schneider, Emil

Emil Schneider, 83, Dies In Rest Home; Rites Held Monday

Funeral services for Emil Schneider, 83-year-old retired farmer, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Hall here Monday, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Msgr. A. F. Drozd and Rev. Benton Thurmond officiated.

\Mr. Schneider died Saturday afternoon, January 15, at Colonial Rest Home in Schulenburg, where he had lived the past few years.

He had been in comparatively good health, and his death came unexpectedly. It was just four days since the death of his brother-in-law, 82-year-old Ferd. Ulrich of Weimar.

Born Oct. 30, 1871, in Austria, he came to this country in 1881 with his parents, John and Magdalena Schneider, who settled near Weimar. He was married at St. Michael’s Church here in 1895 to Miss Annie Ulrich; they would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next fall.

Mr. Schneider was a member of St. Michael’s Church and Hermann Sons Lodge. He had retired from active farming about 10 years ago.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Annie Schneider of Weimar; five sons, Otto, Reinhard and Henry of Weimar; Willie of Austin and Herman of Anchorage, Alaska; one daughter, Mrs. Will Jurecka of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. Mary Winkler of High Hill; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. One son, Edgar Schneider, died in 1936.

Pallbearers were Walter Schneider, Johnny Kroboth, William Barta, Frank Winkler, Alfred Schneider and Henry Guenther.

Weimar Mercury, January 21, 1955, page 1

Schneider, Emilie "Milie"

Miss Millie Schneider Buried Here Monday

Funeral services for Miss Millie Schneider of Galveston were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Monday morning, with burial in the church cemetery.

No further details were available for this issue. [Do not have an issue for May 30, 1963]

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1963, page 1

Schneider, Ferdinand H.

Final Rites for Fred H. Schneider Held Here Today

Funeral services for Fred Schneider, 65. well known farmer of the New Brunn area, were held from Hubbard FuneraI Home and at St. Michael's Church this (Thursday) morning, Rev. Alois Goertz officiating. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Mr. Schneider, a lifelong resident of this section, died Tuesday in an Austin hospital, after an illness of about 18 months. The New Brunn farm where he was born had been his home until the early part of 1947, when he was taken to the hospital.

A member of the Knights of Columbus for 26 years, and the Sons of' Hermann for 43 years, he had been a trustee of St. Michael's Church for 20 years. For several years he was a member of the County Board of Education, resigning because of ill health, and for a number of years had served as a member of the Farm Security Administration of Colorado County. His hobby, and one he enjoyed thoroughly, was working with pecan trees, and many a fine tree in this section bears evidence of his skill in that line.

Born February 17, 1883, he was the son of John and Magdalena Schneider. On November 10, 1903, he married Miss Annie Berger at St. Michael's Church here

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Herbert. of Weimar; two daughters. Mrs. Joe Truchard of Mentz and Miss Adela Schneider of Houston: two brothers, Emil of Weimar and Ernest of Floresville; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Winkler of Schulenburg. One son, George, died in infancy. A brother, Edward, of Floresville, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Guenther of here, preceded Mr. Schneider in death.

Active pallbearers were six of his nephews: Willie Schneider of Austin, Henry Schneider of Weimar, Alfred Schneider of Weimar, Helmuth Schneider of San Antonio, Edmund Guenther of San Antonio. and Otto Winkler of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, September 10, 1948, page 1

Schneider, Fred


Funeral services for Fred Schneider were held Monday at Henneke Funeral Home with with Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Fred Schneider was born on July 10, 1897 to Charles and Carolina Schneider in Columbus. He lived all of his life in Columbus.

He was a farmer, and enjoyed farming his crops. He also enjoyed the outdoors and one thing he looked forward to each year was opening of deer season. He died on the opening day of deer season this year on Saturday.

Survivors include three nieces: Laura Burris and Clara Klimple of Columbus, and Leona Drymalla of Bernardo; seven nephews: Charles Humbird, Harry Steinhauser, Ellis Steinhauser, George Steinhauser, and Alfred Zickuhr, all of Columbus, Robert Humbird of St. Helen's, Oregon, and Howard Humbird of Ganado.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, six sisters, two nieces, and five nephews.

Pallbearers were: Mike Humbird, Wayne Humbird, Edwin Steinhauser, David Steinhauser, Nathan Steinhauser, Tommy Blair, Jarvis Zickuhr, and Gerald Bruton.

Colorado County Citizen, November 29, 1984, page 2

Schneider, George Edmund

The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Schneider--a boy about a week old--died and was buried last week at St. Michael’s cemetery. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, May 18, 1907, page 4

Schneider, Gladys Sophie (Brune)


Gladys Sophie Brune Schneider was born on July 27, 1919 to Arthur John Brune and Elenora Kuhn Brune in Columbus, Texas and passed away February 7, 2011, in Austin, Texas. 

She graduated from Columbus High School and soon after met her future husband Oscar Martin Schneider, Sr. at Heinsohn’s Cafe where she worked.  They married on October 29, 1938. Oscar was working on the Garwood Highway and the Frelsburg Road for the Highway Department at the time and they lived in 16 different cities over the next 8 years traveling about in a trailer and finally settling in Houston, Texas in 1946.  They were members of Faith American Lutheran Church in Bellaire, Texas and lived in Houston until Oscar’s retirement in 1975.  Gladys was employed at several insurance agencies in Houston and finally as an administrative assistant for the Houston Independent School District.  

In 1975 Oscar and Gladys moved back to Columbus and spent their retirement years at the home they built on 32 acres of Kuhn family land in the country.  She and Oscar were married for 63 years before he passed away at the age of 91 in 2002.  Gladys had a creative spirit and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and oil painting.  Oscar always planted a garden every year and Gladys canned, made jelly and cooked with fresh vegetables from her garden. She was a member of the Art Club in Columbus, Colorado County Chapter of the Texas German Society and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Gladys moved to Austin, Texas in November 2004 to be closer to family.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Oscar and a grandson Douglas Schneider, her parents, her brothers Irving, Gilbert, Henry and Arthur and her sisters Elvira and Beatrice.  She is survived by her brother Kermit, her daughter Vickie Wilson and husband Carl of Austin, granddaughters Mollie Kendall and husband Chris, and Robin Potter and husband Jonathon of Leander. She is also survived by her son, Oscar Schneider, Jr. and wife Janet, grandsons Dr. Fred Schneider and wife Sherri and Michael Schneider and wife Debi all of Houston. She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers are M.H. Schneider, Irving Schneider, Mark Brune, Michael Kern, Chris Kendall and Jonathon Potter. 

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., February 11, 2011 at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, Texas with Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Burial services will follow at Brune Cemetery in Shaw’s Bend.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 267, Columbus, TX 78934.

Colorado County Citizen, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Schneider, Herbert Leo

Herbert Schneider,Prominent Weimar Farmer, Succumbs

While they knew that he had been critically ill at several times during the past eight months, the many friends of Herbert Schneider were not quite prepared for the tragic new of his death last Friday morning.

Mr. Schneider, at 41 one of the most progressive and active farmers in this area, succumbed at 7:30 o’clock Friday in the Weimar Hospital, ending a series of illnesses that began back in December when he had the mumps. He had become partially paralyzed in January, and on May 17 had been operated on for the removal of a brain tumor. He spent two months in Hermann Hospital in Houston before being transferred to the hospital here where he died.

Herbert Leo Schneider was born June 14, 1910, on the farm near Weimar where he spent his entire life, and where his father, the late Ferdinand H. Schneider, had also been born. His mother was the former Miss Annie Berger. A leader in modern farming methods, he combined them with hard work and common sense to become a successful farmer in every way. In his death the community has lost a valuable citizen.

He was a member and former deputy grand knight of the Weimar Council, Knights of Columbus and member of St. Joseph’s Society. A musician all his life and member of the K. of C. Band, it was his request that there be band music at his funeral, and his request was fulfilled.

Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Annie Schneider; his wife, the former Miss Annie Bednarz whom he married October 12, 1936; three sons, Marvin James, 13, Arland David, 12, and Thomas Wayne 2 1/2; and two sisters, Miss Adela Schneider of Houston and Mrs. Lillie Truchard of Cat Spring.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were six cousins: Lawrence Berger of Columbus, Helmuth Schneider of San Antonio, Frank Winkler of Shiner, Reinhardt Schneider, Edwin Berger and Henry Guenther, Jr., all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, August 31, 1951, pages 1 and 5

Schneider, Hilda (Drymalla)

Hilda Schneider Funeral Held At Frelsburg

Funeral services for Hilda Schneider, 81, of Frelsburg were held Tuesday, July 2, from Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg, with burial in the parish cemetery. Msgr. Werner Buckholt officiated.

Mrs. Schneider died June 29 in River Oaks Nursing Home at Columbus, where she had been a resident for two years.

Born March 7, 1910, at Bernardo, she was a daughter of Victor and Mary (Breit) Drymalla. She was married on Nov. 19, 1931, to Ewald Schneider, who died July 30, 1969. She was a member of St. Ann's Altar Society of Frelsburg and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at Fayetteville.

Surviving are a daughter, Earline Schneider Schertz of Frelsburg, three sons, Roy Schneider of Regan, Ewald I. Schneider of Houston and Cleo Schneider of Austin; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Justina Pustka and Agnes Eder, both of Wallis, and a brother, Bennie Drymalla of Bremond. In addition to her husband, two brothers preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Robert Schertz, Ronnie Schneider, Bryan Schneider, Stephen Schneider, Edward Schneider, Roger Schneider, David Schneider and Ben Willis.

Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1991

Schneider, Johann J.

Garwood Gatherings

The body of Mr.John Schneider, Jr., who died in a training camp in Virginia, arrived Monday, accompanied by his Sergeant. Interment took place in the Nada Cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 2, 1918, page 6


John J. Schneider, aged 24 years, died last Saturday of pneumonia. He has many friends here who will regret to learn of his death. He is a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ehler of near our city, his wife’s maiden name being Mrs[sic]. Anna Ehler, to whom he was married here last January.

The young man was drafted out of Wharton county last June and after being in Camp Travis three weeks was transferred to West Virginia, where he became sick and died.

The remains were shipped to his former home at Nada where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider, Sr., reside. At the time of going to press the body had not reached its destination.--Halletsville New Era.

Weimar Mercury, October 25, 1918, page 7


The body of John J. Snider, who died at Camp Lee, Va., arrived at Garwood Tuesday and was buried Wednesday morning. We extend our sympathy to his relatives and friends.

Colorado Citizen, November 1, 1918, page 5

Schneider, John

Nada News Notes

Mr. John Schneider passed away last Saturday morning at 3 o’clock following an illness of several weeks. He was buried Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, with Requiem High Mass at the parish church. Interment was made in the parish cemetery. Rev. C. A. Benes officiating. Mr. Schneider was born in July 21st 1871 in Austria and came to this country with his parents when he was seven years old. After residing at Schulenburg for several years, they moved to this place. Mr. Schneider was married to Miss Mary Hemmi about 41 years ago. His wife preceded him in death six years ago. The surviving children are Charles of this place, Mrs. Pius Friesenhahn of New Braunfels, Mrs. Joe Syring of Tynan, Mrs. Herbert Swobodo, Erwin and Miss Angelia of this place. Their oldest son, John, Jr., died from influenza while in the army during the World War.

Mr. Schneider has five surviving sisters, Mrs. Joe Hemmi of Scotland, Texas; Mrs. Fritz Engbrook, living in Colorado; Mrs. F.J. Popp, Mrs. Frank Arnold and Mrs. Rudolph Schramm of this place. There are fifteen grandchildren.

Mr. Schneider was a prominent farmer here ever since he moved to this community. He was a splendid gentleman, always contented, quiet, unassuming, never complained, had a kind of friendly greeting for everyone and was always ready and willing to help wherever he could.

During his illness he suffered very much, physicians say, but he was always silent and was conscious until the end. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 4, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schneider, John


One of the oldest settlers of this section, Mr. John Schneider, passed away Sunday last at the home of his son, Mr. Ferdinand Schneider, few miles southwest of Weimar, after being in ill health for the past ten years. The remains were interred at St. Michael's Cemetery Monday afternoon at 5:30, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.

Mr. John Schneider was born in Hermitz, Moravia, Austria, May 16, 1851. He was married to Miss Magdalena Blaschke of Heinzendorf. Moravia, Austria, Feb. 28, 1870. The couple lived in Hermitz until February, 1881. They then emigrated to thIs country, landing at Galveston, and arrived in Weimar March 19, 1881. at which place they were met by Mr. Joe Blaschke of Sublime, Texas, father of Mrs. Schneider. That year they settled on what was known as the Nunn farm, on Clear Creek. where they lived continuously up to the time Death claimed both wife and husband. Mrs. Schneider died Dec. 27, 1911. Mr. Schneider is survived by the following children : E. J. Schneider of Floresville, E. W. Schneider of Schulenburg, Emil and Fred. Schneider and Mrs. Henry Guenther of Weimar and vicinity, and Mrs. Frank Winkler of High Hill. Also by twenty-nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mr. Schneider, during his long residence in this section. was known by practically everyone. He was a quiet. unobtrusive citizen, a man whom whose neighbors knew could be trusted under any and all circumstances, a devoted husband and father, the best of neighbors and. friends, and a man whom everyone liked. The large attendance at his funeral amply attested the high esteem in which he was held.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 21, 1925, page 1

Schneider, Josef

Josef Schneider, son of Martha Schneider of the Dubina neighborhood, died Sunday morning, after a long and painful illness, and was buried Monday morning in the Catholic cemetery at this place.

Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1893, page 2

Schneider, Lee E.


Funeral services for Lee E. Schneider, 73, were held Sunday at St's Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, with the Rev. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Rosary was held July 6 at Henneke Funeral Home. Burial was held in Frelsburg at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

He suffered an apparent heart attack and died on Friday while working on the family farm near Frelsburg.

Mr. Schneider was born August 16, 1911 in Industry to Otto Schneider and Wilhelmina Gully Schneider. He married Tillie Olivia Syring on June 22, 1937.

He was retired farmer and rancher and was a lifetime resident of Frelsburg.

Survivors include his wife, Tillie Schnieder[sic] of Frelsburg, one daughter, Carolyn Milder of' El Campo, one son, Herbert Schneider of Cypress, two sisters, Erna Braden of El Campo and Laura Henneke of Mentz, two brothers, Ewald Schneider of Frelsburg and Clifton Schneider of Houston, seven grandchildren, Jennifer Schneider, Camellia Schneider, Mark Schneider, Jeffery Milder, Christopher Milder, Michael Milder and Matthew Schneider.

Grandson Matthew Schneider and Mr. Schneider's nephews, Gene Schneider, David Schneider, Jerry Henneke,k[sic] Cleo Schneider, Roy Schneider and Henry Dornak, plus family friend Ewald Schertz, served as pallbearers.

Granddaughters Jennifer and Camellia Schneider and grandsons Mark Schneider and Jeffery and Christopher Milder were honorary pallbearers and grandson Michael Milder joined C. J. and LChristopher Supak and Thomas Wostarek as altar boys.

Colorado County Citizen, July 11, 1985

Schneider, Leon Joseph

Final Rites For Korean Casualty Cpl L. J. Schneider

Final military rites, sponsored by the American Legion Post 251 of El Campo, were held for Corporal Leon Joseph Schneider Monday morning, December 17th, at 9:00 o'clock from Triska Funeral Home in El Campo. Solemn Requiem High Mass at St. Mary's Church in Nada was held at 9:30 with the Rev.E. J. Bily as celebrant and the Rev. Joseph Ibarrola M.S.P.S. and the Rev. Francis Altamira, M.S.P.S., Deacon and Sub-Deacon, respectively.

Pallbearers were Rudolph F. Popp, Jr., Leo Till, Joe Bittner, Frank Hoffman, Allen Krenek Korenek and Alfred Popp, all ex-servicemen of World War II. [Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery]

He was killed in action in Korea on the 24 days of May 1951. His body arrived in El Campo early Sunday morning and laid in state at Triska Funeral Home until funeral rites were held Monday morning.

Cpl. Schneider was drafted into the Army in January 1949. After some time in Camp Chafee, Arkansas he was transferred to Sheridan, Ill. After being in training in both camps for one year, he received a release to the reserves and was at home. The war again called him in October 1950 and he was sent to Korea in December 1950, for combat duty, where he died serving his country May 24, 1951.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schneider, Sr., three sisters, Mrs. Lorene Bubela, Mrs. Dorothy May, Miss Jeanette Schneider and three brothers, Nelton, Charles, Jr., and Edward Lee.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 20, 1951
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Schneider, Lester R.

Former Colorado County Clerk, Lester R. Schneider, 79, of Columbus died Saturday, Nov. 26, in a Columbus hospital.

Born Sept. 1, 1915, in Fayetteville, he was the son of William and Celestine Schneider. On June 12, 1940, he married Lillian Peters. In 1942, the couple relocated to Columbus where Mr. Schneider was employed for over 30 years with Schobel's Truck and Tractor. In 1968, he became Colorado County Clerk, a position he held for 16 years. Following his retirement in 1984, he became active in community volunteer work, especially as a cook for fundraisers for various local organizations, as well as private meetings, dinners and family gathers. For many years, he also ran the down markers at Columbus Cardinal football games. Mr. Schneider was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, where he served as lector, and was a charter member of the St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Council 2971. In 1985, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce honored him with the Special Community Service Award.

Funeral services were held Nov. 29, at St. Anthony catholic Church with Father Dan Kahlick officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were M. H. Schneider of Katy, Irving Schneider of Cypress, Ed Westerbeck of Dallas, Harvey Vornsand of Weimar and Billy Berger and Henry Schneider of Columbus. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons, Kevin Schnieder of Dallas and D. Ross Schneider and Rob Schnieder of Alvin.

Mr. Schneider is survived by his wife of Columbus; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lester Jr. and Mary Jane Schneider of Georgetown, Ron and Sandi Schneider of the Woodlands and David and Frances Schneider of Alvin; two sisters, Leera Kuehn of Fayetteville and Ellen Lancaster of San Antonio; two brothers, William "Nottie" Schneider and Manual Schneider, both of Columbus; three granddaughters, Kelli Schneider of The Woodlands, Kim Westerbeck of Dallas and Rachel Schneider of Alvin; three grandsons; a great-grandson, Jacob Westerbeck and a host of other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.

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

Schneider, Magdalena (Blaschke)

The death of another old and valued citizen of our section occurred Wednesday when the spirit of Mrs. John Schneider, wife of a prominent farmer of the New Brunn community, passed unto its Creator. Mrs. Schneider had been ill for about a year, suffering with paralysis. She was a most estimable, kind, good-hearted lady, a general favorite in the neighborhood, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored. The funeral took place Thursday at St. Michael’s cemetery, Rev. Gerlach of High Hill officiating. She leaves a husband, four sons,--E. J., Emil, Ferdinand and Ernst--and two daughters--Mrs. F. F. Winkler of High Hill and Mrs. Henry Guenther of this city. The sympathy of a large circle of friends in this community is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 1911, page 1

Schneider, Martha


Funeral services for Miss Martha Schneider, a native of Colorado County, were held at Columbus Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 11, with the Rev. H. L. Anderson of Beeville officiating.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Miss Schneider was born Feb. 26, 1904, daughter of Charles W. and Carolina Sommerlotte Schneider. She died Oct. 9 in the Columbus Hospital.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Annie Zickuhr; 2 brothers, Fred and Willie Schneider of Columbus; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Pallbearers were Chester Burris, John Zickuhr, Raymond K. Burger, Henry Burger, Harvey Lee and George Steinhauser.

The Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 1974, Pg. 3
Transcribed by David Hahn

Schneider, Martin

Aged Man Buried Here Monday Morning

The remains of Mr. Martin Schneider, an aged citizen living a short distance northwest of this city, who died Sunday afternoon, were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, Monday morning. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Quite a large crowd was present to pay the last sad tribute to this aged citizen of our community. Mr. Schneider was the father of Mrs. Kasper of this city and was highly regarded by all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolence goes out to the bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, May 4, 1923
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Schneider, Mathilda “Tillie” (Syring)


Mathilda "Tillie" Schneider, 90, of Frelsburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at El Campo Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1914, in New Braunfels to Ferdinand Syring Sr. and Mary (Scheel) Syring. She married Lee Schneider on June 22, 1937.

Schneider, a homemaker, was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg and the St. Anne's Altar Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Louis Milder of El Campo; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert and Lillian Schneider of Cypress; a sister, Cecila Rauch of Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Nov. 14 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Fr. Wayne Flagg officiating. Pallbearers were Michael Milder, Chris Milder, Jeffrey Milder, Matthew Schneider, Mark Schneider, Aaron Jacks, Carols Arispe and Jerry Henneke.

Interment followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, November 17, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Schneider, Oscar Martin Sr.

Oscar Martin Schneider Sr., 91, of Columbus, passed away June 24 at Columbus Care Center in Columbus.

He was born Feb. 11, 1911 in Elm Creek Community near Seguin to Edward and Alma (Marx) Schneider.

On Oct. 29, 1938, he married Gladys Brune Schneider. He served in the U.S. Army with the 331st Engineers in Alaska and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6113. He was a construction supervisor with Crystal Pools in Houston.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Walter Schneider, half brother Harry Schneider, sisters Ella Bolkmann and Adeline Briggs and grandson, Douglas Schneider.

He is survived by his wife, daughter and son-in-law Vickie and Carl Wilson of Austin; son and daughter-in-law Oscar Jr., and Janet Schneider of Houston; granddaughters Mollie Kendall and husband, Chris and Robin Wilson; grandsons Dr. Fred Schneider and wife, Kimberly and Michael Schneider and wife, Debi; great-granddaughters Alexis Kendall, Steffani Schneider, Kaitlyn Schneider, Brooke Schneider, Madison Schneider and great-grandson Mathew Schneider.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 26 at Henneke Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Serving as pallbearers were Mark Brune, Irving Schneider, Ronnie Briggs, Charles Mount, Melvin Reiland and A.J. Brune III.

Colorado County Citizen, July 3, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Schneider, Paul W.

Boy, 4, Dies As Car Goes Out of Control

Columbus—Paul W. Schneider died in Columbus Hospital Thursday night a short time after the car in which he was riding with his mother went out of control as she tried to keep him from falling out an open door and brushed against a parked car.

Paul, 4, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Schneider. He and his mother were en route home when the door came open. His mother grabbed him by a foot but the car went out of control and sideswiped a car parked in front of the John Peters home.

Then the Schneider car jumped the curb and hit the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet Hastings. Paul was taken to Columbus Hospital but died a short time later of head and other injuries.

Funeral services were conducted at 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Untermeyer Funeral Home with continued services at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. [Interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery]

Beside his parents, survivors include two brothers, M. H. and Ervin Schneider. Houston Post.

Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1959, page 1

Schneider, unknown

One of the 6-months old twin baby boys of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Schneider of this city died last Sunday night, and was buried the following afternoon in the Catholic cemetery. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad misfortune.

Weimar Mercury, September 3, 1898, page 3

Schneider, Veronica (Schenk) Kasper

Mrs. Martin Scneider, residing near the Holman far west of Weimar, died Friday and was buried the following morning at St. Michael’s cemetery. Mrs. Rosina Smith also died Friday near town and was buried Saturday afternoon in the same cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, January 19, 1901
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