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Schobel, Alfred F.


Alfred F. Schobel age 80, died December 5 at Memorial City General Hospital in Houston. He was born February 16, 1910 in Shaws Bend. He married Mary Chollett on November 1, 1933 and was a retired farmer and machinest. Former employer was Hurricane Industries of Houston.

Services were held Friday, December 7 at 2 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home Chapel. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus.

Prayer service was held at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial was held at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend. Pastor Brian Rossow officiated.

Survivors are wife, Mary Schobel of Shaws Bend; daughters, Mary Ann Zatopek of Houston; Dorothy Franta of Houston and Elaine Moerbe of Palacios; son, Keith Schobel of Shaws Bend; brothers, Elo Schobel of Swiss Alp; Louis Schobel of Round Top; and Herman Schobel of Weimar. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Harvey Dippel, Howard Chollett, James Koehl, Larry Kotrla, Jim Henry Ilse and J. R. Koehl.

The Colorado County Citizen,December 12, 1990
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, Alma (Sommerlatte)

Mrs. Schobel Of Shaw's Bend Dies; Burial Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Otto Schobel of Shaw's Bend were held Tuesday morning at Untermeyer Funeral Home with continued services in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Rev. Alex Kraus officiating.

Rosary was recited at the funeral home Monday evening at 7:30. Mrs. Schobel was buried in Brune's Cemetery at Shaw's Bend.

She had spent her entire life in that community and was named Alma Sommerlatte after her birth Nov. 8, 1888, a daughter of August and Rosalia Lange Sommerlatte. She died in St. Anthony's Rest Home near La Grange Sunday, after having been in failing health for sometime.

Survivors are: her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Marlin Groff of Shaw's Bend; 4 sisters, Mrs. Gus Henicke of Columbus, Mrs. Mary Balzer and Mrs. Charles Nelson of Castroville and Mrs. Annie Grewe of El Campo and 2 brothers, Lee Sommerlatte of Rt. 1, Columbus and Charles Sommerlatte of Nelsonville.

The husband of her sister, Mrs. Nelson, died only last week at Castroville.

Pallbearers were Dennie and Charlie Schobel, I. A. Smahlik, Oscar Henicke, Frank Braden and Fritz Horndt.

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

Schobel, Alma (Thumann)


Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Schobel, 39, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, from the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange, with the Rev. Wolf officiating. Interment was made in the Shaws Bend [Brune] Cemetery.

Mrs. Schobel was born in Weimar, Sept. 10, 1904, the daughter of Mathilda Koym Thumann and Fritz Thumann. On November 1, 1939, she was married to Mr. Herman Schobel at Columbus, Texas. She passed away at her home near Weimar on Thursday, Sept. 23, 1943, after an illness of about two months’ duration. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving are her husband, Herman A. Schobel; one infant son, Lee Earl Schobel; step-mother, Mrs. Fritz. Thumann Lichey of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Hilda) Lee of Columbus, and Mrs. Glenn J. (Wilma) Hattermann, of La Grange.

Among the out-of-town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Elo Schobel of Rockdale; Theodore Thumann and family, Mrs. Clara Keith, and Miss Annie Mae Thumann, al[sic] of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Thumann of Eagle Lake; Mrs. Elbert Adams of Houston and Mrs. Fritz Beken of Pasadena.

The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, October 1, 1943, page 1

Schobel, Annie (Orsak)


Funeral services were held for Annie Orsak Schobel Monday, December 21 from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating.

Burial was at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Mrs. Annie Orsak Schobel was born June 1, 1908 in Rek Hill, Fayette County to John K. Orsak and Annie Mikues Orsak. She married Charlie Schobel.

Mrs. Schobel was a housewife and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger. She was also affiliated with St. Mary's Altar Society in Ellinger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Schobel November 28, 1983.

Survivors include one sister, Vera Fuchs of Ellinger; and sister-in-laws, Mary Orsak of Ellinger and Willie Mae Orsak of La Grange. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leonard Orsak, Keith Schobel, Anthony Steinson, Franklin Schobel, Sam Bunno III and Chris Bonno.

Honorary pallbearers were John Bonno, Joe Bonno, Sam Bonno, Jr., Leon Schobel, John Orsak and Eric Schobel.

Colorado County Citizen, December 24, 1987
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, August W.

Funeral Services Held At Shaws Bend for August W. Schobel

Last rites were held at the home in Shaws Bend community Friday for August William Schobel, 69, who died at the La Grange Hospital Thursday, June 26th. The Rev. In. Raska of Hostyn officiated and burial was in Shaws Bend [Brune] Cemetery.

He leaves his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Frieda Corliss of Houston; nine sons, Elo, Edmund, Rudloph, Alvin, Charlie, Bennie, Alfred, Louis and Herman; two sisters Mrs. Katie Buxkemper of Frelsburg and Mrs. Anna Braden of Columbus, three brothers, William, John and Otto Schobel; and fifteen grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, July 3, 1941
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, Bennie


Funeral services were held for Bennie Schobel Saturday, December 26 from St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger under the direction of Koenig-Peel Funeral Home with Msgr. Ben Mazurkiewicz officiating.

Burial was at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger.

Mr. Bennie Schobel was born July 12, 1908 in Columbus to Mr. and Mrs. August Schobel. He married Vlasta Schobel November 5, 1936 in Columbus.

He was a farmer and was affiliated with St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Walter, Edmond, Rudolph, Alvin and Charlie Schobel.

Survivors include his wife, Vlasta Schobel of Columbus; sons and daughter-in-law, Raymond Schobel of Columbus and Oscar and Josie Schobel of Weimar; brothers, Alfred Schobel of Columbus, Elo Schobel of La Grange, Herman Schobel of Weimar and Louis Schobel of Round Top; sister, Freda Carcess of Houston; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Colorado County Citizen,December 31, 1987
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, Charles A.

Chas A. Schobel

Funeral services for Chas A. Schobel were held November 30 at Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating. Burial was at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Chas A. Schobel was born July 12, 1903, in Shaws Bend, Texas to August Schobel and Louisa Staffeldt Schobel.

Chas A. Schobel was a farmer and rancher who spent his lifetime in Shaws Bend. He was affiliated with the Lutheran Church in Ellinger. Mr. Schobel was united in marriage to Annie Orsak.

He is survived by his wife Annie Schobel of Shaws Bend, one sister, Frieda Corliss of Hempstead, five brothers, Bennie Schobel of Columbus, Alfred Schobel of Shaws Bend, Elo Schobel of Swiss Alps, Herman Schobel of New Bielau, and Louie Schobel of Round Top, numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Bonno, Anthony Stinson, Leon Schobel, Larry Kotrla, Leonad Orsak, and Robert Poenitzsch.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, December 8, 1983
Submitted by Joyce Stancik


Schobel, Clamans A.

C. A. Schobel Passes Away August 20th

A heart attack suffered Tuesday afternoon, August 20, proved fatal to C. A. Schobel, prominent Columbus citizen and garage owner. Mr. Schobel was taken to the Columbus hospital where he passed away Tuesday night. He had been in ill health for several years and had retired from the garage business.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 8:45 a.m. from the Untermeyer Funeral Home and then to the St. Anthony’s Catholic church for further services. Rev. A. J. Kraus, the pastor will officiate, assisted by several other priests, friends of the deceased.

Mr. Schobel first worked as a mechanic in the Tolbirt Garage, and in 1929 opened a garage of his own. In 1947 together with his brother Gus and Oscar Henicke founded the Schobel Garage.

Mr. Schobel’s funeral will be held on the day that would have marked his 56th birthday.

Survivors include his wife, his mother, 5 brothers, Gus, Emil, Robert, Lester and Otto all of Columbus and tow sisters, Mrs. Martha _______ and Mrs. W. B. O’Brien of Houston.

He was a son of John and Lillian Kallus Schobel. His father and two brothers, John and Gilbert preceded him in death. He married the former Frances Smahlik about 27 years ago.

He was past Grand Knight of the Columbus K of C. Council and a past Faithful Navigator in the 4th degree KCs. At the time of his death he had the post of Admiral in the 4th degree.

Mr. Schobel in the past several years was an ardent worker in getting the new parochial school built and he was to be found about the grounds almost daily, tending to the many small chores that are necessary for the upkeep of the school.

His helpfulness and generosity to others will indeed be missed.

He was fortunate though to live to see part of his dreams fulfilled in the new school and a sisters home with additional land was acquired by the parish with his untiring efforts along with other interested parties.

Christopher Columbus Council, K of C of Columbus recited the rosary at the funeral home.

Interment will be held in the St. Anthony’s Parish cemetery.

New Ulm Enterprise, August 22, 1957
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Last Tribute Paid C. A. Schobel On Friday Rites

Eleven priests from Columbus and surrounding areas and officials of the Knights of Columbus orders were present with hundreds of others to pay last tribute to C. A. Schobel Friday morning.

The 55-year-old retired Columbus businessman died late Tuesday after a heart attack he had suffered earlier that day.

Mr. Schobel was admiral of the 4th degree KC’s at the time of his death and was past faithful navigator. He was also past grand knight of Christopher Columbus council, KC.

On display at the casket was a chalice like one which will be presented by 4th degree KC’s to Mr. Schobel’s widow, who will, in turn, give it to the Most Rev. Robert E. Lucey, S.T.D., archbishop of San Antonio, for use in church work. Mr. Schobel’s sword, a part of his Knights of Columbus uniform,was also presented to his widow by Max Walla of Schulenburg, past admiral.

Mr. Schobel’s casket was carried from Untermeyer’s Funeral home to St. Anthony’s Catholic church before an honor guard of 4th degree KC members who stood attention.

Celebrant of requiem high mass was the Rev. Victor A. Raska of Flatonia, cousin of Mrs. Schobel, assisted by the Very Rev. Alois J. Mrkowsky of Hallettsville as deacon and Rev. Edmund Bily of Nada as sub-deacon. The Rev. Vaclav Bily of Blessing was master of ceremonies.

The funeral sermon was delivered by the Very Rev. Anthony F. Drozd of Weimar. Present during the rites were the Revs. P. M. Endler and Alex J. Kraus, Columbus; A. W. Didner, Eagle Lake; Edward Geiser, Frelsburg; Thomas Flanagan, Weimar, and Marcus A. Valenta, Praha.

Bobby and Jerry Stein, Joe Gold and Jerry and Thomas Schobel were altar boys.

Pallbearers were W. A. Kuchar, John Meismer, Jimmy Brasse, Pat O’Brien, J. L. Drymalla, James D. Seymour, Oscar Henicke Sr. and M. A. Miller.

Alternates were Eugene Pekar, Manuel Schneider, Wm. Nottie Schneider, Elo Willman, Clarence Potter, Cyril Gloger, A. J. Willrodt and Jim Mikulenka.

Colorado County Citizen, August 29 1957, page 14.

Schobel, Earline Alma

Schobel Twin Is Interred Monday

Funeral services for Earline Alma Schobel, one of twins born December 6 at Bell hospial to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schobel of near Weimar, were held Monday at Brune cemetery, Shaws Bend, Rev. Leo Simon of Frelsburg officiating. Untermeyer Bros. was in charge of arrangements.

The other twin, Lee Earl, is with his mother at the hospital and is doing nicely.

Colorado County Citizen, December 10, 1942

Schobel, Elenora (Eggemeyer)

Schobel Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Elenora Eggemeyer Schobel of Columbus were held Wednesday, March 31, 1993 at 11 a.m. from St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Schobel passed away March 28 in the Columbus Community Hospital. She was 85 years of age.

Born in Nada June 12, 1907. she was the daughter of Gerhard L. and Margaret (Hoelscher) Eggemeyer.

She married Gus Schobel April 28, 1930 and became a housewife. Her husband preceded her in death on December 11, 1991.

Mrs. Schobel was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, St. Anthony Altar Society, Magnolia Homes Tour, Columbus Garden Club and Council of Catholic Women.

Survivors include a daughter, Jane Schreiber of Mendocino, California: brother, Albert Eggemeyer of Nada; grandchildren, Randy Kobza, Gary Kobza, Kelly Kobza Flanagan and Shay Schreiber; great-grandchild, Blake Flanagan.

Pallbearers were Randy Kobza, Gary Kobza, Jack Flanagan Jr., Edwin Eggemeyer. Patrick Ludolph and Pat O'Brien. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Eggemeyer, Albert Hoelscher, Joe Korenek, Raymond Keyser and Roy Wied.

Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home

New Ulm Enterprise, April 7, 1993, page 2

Schobel, Elfrieda (Nonnemacher)

Mrs. R. Schobel

Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolph Schobel were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Chruch Saturday with The Rev. L. G. Wehman officiating. Burial was in Brune Cemetery at Shaws Bend. Mrs. Schobel! died In Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar Dec. 6.

Born Jan. 29, 1904, she was a daughter of John and Bertha Ladush Nonnemacher. She was married to Rudolph Schobel In 1924 and he preceded her In death Feb. 15, 1974. She had lived in thIs area 15 years and was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Herman Stolle of Columbus and Mrs. Lee Roy Stancik of Glidden; one brother, Otto Nonnemacher of Waelder; 7 grandchIldren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Delton Hollman, Cecil Brod, Gary Wally, DavId Stancik, Ronnle Stancik, Randle Stancik, and Douglas Hill.

Heneke Funeral Home was In, charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, December 12, 1974

Schobel, Emil Joseph

Insecticide Is Apparent Cause of Schobel Death

Emil J. Schobel, 57, of Columbus, partner in the Schobel Truck & Tractor Co. and husband of the former Miss Mary Christen of here, died Monday, ten days after becoming ill from breathing insecticide fumes.

Mr. Schobel, who owned and operated extensive farm acreage in addition to his partnership with three brothers in the tractor firm, had been in Columbus Hospital since Sept. 2, after breathing the fumes while spraying corn for storage.

His doctor said the direct cause of death was pneumonia.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Columbus, with burial in the church cemetery.

Survivors in addition his wife are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Escobar of Pasadena and Mrs. Ronald Byrnes of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. W. B. O’Brien and Mrs. Martha Brasse, both of Houston; and four brothers, Otto, Robert, Gus and Lester Schobel, all of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1966, page 1

Schobel, Emma K. (Witte)

Mrs. Schobel Of Shaw's Bend Buried Nov. 4

Funeral services for Mrs. Edmund Schobel were held at St. Anthony Catholic church at 9 a.m. Nov. 4, Rev. David Meurer officiating. Burial was in Brune cemetery at Shaw's Bend, with Untermeyer funeral home in charge. Rosary was recited Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Mrs. Emma Witte Schobel died in Columbus hospital Nov. 2 after a long illness. She was daughter of Emma and John Witte of Bernardo and was married to Edmund Schobel Nov. 3, 1919. They lived in Shaw's Bend all their married life.

Surviving her are her husband, a son, Edgar Schobel of Columbus, 2 grandsons and 3 great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Witte of Cameron and a sister, Mrs. Emil Wienken of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Gene Schobel, Harry Hlinsky, Neal Hlinsky, Edwin Poenitzsch, Lloyd Poenitzsch and Gilbert Poenitzsch.

Submitted by Martha Prince

Schobel, Hugo Conrad

Hugo Schobel, 59 Gun Suicide At Columbus

Hugo Schobel, 59-year-old dragline operator at Parker Brothers sand and gravel plant, shot himself to death in his Columbus home sometime Tuesday night.

He was found lying in the bedroom door with a shotgun at his feet. One charge of birdshot had entered the lower chest on the left side. Dr. W. T. Youens, county health officer, estimated he had been dead four or five hours. Justice of the Peace Earl J. Frnka returned a verdict of suicide.

The body was discovered about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday by Willie J. Kubala. Mr. Schobel was to have gone by for Mr. Kubala about 6:30 a.m. to take him to work. They were employed at the same plant.

Mr. Schobel was in the house alone. Apparently none of his neighbors heard the shot.

His survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hazel, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lucille Drawe, both of Houston; and a brother, Oswald Schobel of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, July 12, 1957, page 1

Schobel, Katherine “Tina” (Muehlstein)

Tina Schobel Funeral Services Held March 3

Katherine "Tina" Schobel, 88, of Weimar died Feb. 28 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

Funeral services were held March 3, on her birthday, at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Rev. Paul Mitchell officiating.

Interment followed at the Brunes Cemetery in Columbus.

Tina was born March 3, 1918 in Moulton to Tom and Katherine (Rodenberg) Muehlstein.

She attended school from first to ninth grade in Moulton.

Tina married Herman Schobel on Jan. 15, 1945 in Moulton.

Mrs. Schobel was a member of the New Bielau Ladies Aid and the New Bielau Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was also a homemaker, she loved to cook, bake and play dominos.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Kloesel and husband Gregory of Weimar, grandson, Steven Kotrla and fiancé Amie Webb of Austin; granddaughter, Nicole Bayardo and husband Luciano of San Antonio; and two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emily Bayardo of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her husband; brothers, Wm., Elo, Edwin, Emil Thomas, Morris and August Muehlstein; and sister, Ella Kloesel.

Pallbearers were Leroy Muehlstein, Morris Muehlstein Jr., James Muehlstein, Vestine Muehlstein, Gary Muehlstein and Oscar Kloesel.

Weimar Mercury, March 15, 2007

Schobel, Lee Earl

Four-Year-Old Cancer Victim Buried Saturday

Funeral services for four-year-old Lee Earl Schobel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schobel of Route 1, Weimar, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home Saturday noon, the Rev. Wolff of Columbus officiating. Interment was in Shaw’s Bend [Brune] Cemetery.

Cause of his death was a cancerous growth that developed in his abdomen and finally reached both lungs. After the disease was first discovered in the boy’s body in January of this year, radium treatments at a Hallettsville Hospital seemingly had arrested the disease. Recently,however, the abdominal pains returned, and both lungs were found to be infected by the dread disease; a week later the young victim died.

Lee Earl was born Dec. 6, 1942, in the Columbus Hospital. His twin, a girl, died the next day, and the following September the mother died.

The father and step-mother are the only survivors.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Lester Johnson, Adolf Otto, Louis Menis, Jr., and Emil Poppe.

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1947, page 1

Schobel, Leona (Koehl)

Leona Koehl Schobel
January 19, 1908 - August 26, 1991

Services for Leona A. Schobel, 83, of Shaws Bend were held Aug. 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Tim Kosler officiating.

Intement followed at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

Scohbel died Aug. 26 at Columbus Community Hospital following a brief stay.

She was born Jan. 19, 1908, near Ellinger to Henry and Margaret Engbrock Koehl. She was united in marriage with Alvin A. Schobel on Oct. 18, 1927 in Columbus.

A housewife, she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ellinger.

Schobel was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 27, 1977.

Survivors include four daughters, Lora Mae Bankston of Columbus, LaVerne Runk of Bay City, Anita Dippel of La Grange and Virginia Gibson of Bryan; one son, Delvin Schobel of San Angelo; one sister, Tillie Schmidt of La Grange; daughters and sons-in-law; 19 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Roy Bankston, Rickey Dippel, David Runk, Alvin Schobel, Todd Hermann and Jay Allen Runk.

Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Pappe, Billy Bankston, Bobby Coker, Wayne Cummings, Barry Hermann, Kent Hermann and Kirk Hermann.

Henneke Funeral Home Inc., Columbus, directors.

The Banner Press Newspaper. September 12, 1991
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, Lester J.

Lester J. Schobel

Lester J. Schobel, 89, of Columbus, passed away Oct. 24 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Columbus, Feb. 15, 1920 to John Sr. and Lillian (Kallus) Schobel and married Nora A. Hoelscher June 8, 1942. He served in the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army, was a self-employed rancher and part owner of Schobel Truck and Tractor. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 2971 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6113 of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Martha Brasse and Eleanora O’Brien; and brothers, Clemons, Gus, Robert, Emil, John, Gilbert and Otto Schobel.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry R. and Jo Helen Schobel of Houston and Billy W. and Marilyn Schobel of Columbus; grandchildren, S. Scott Schobel and wife Marie, Holly C. Madrigal and husband Michael and Sean L. Schobel and wife Tina; and six great-grandchildren, Luke Schobel, Lacie Schobel, Kaitlin Madrigal, Lauren Schobel, Raylee Schobel and Cambree Schobel.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28 at St. Anthony Catholic Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Father Dan Kahlich will officiate.

Pallbearer scheduled are Luke Schobel, S. Scott Schobel, Sean L. Schobel, Derek Hoelscher, Charles Hoelscher and Mark Hoelscher.

Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 2009

Schobel, Lillian (Kallus)

Last Rites Held Sept. 3rd For Mrs. Schobel

Last rites for Mrs. John Schobel, 79, were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home Sept. 3rd, with continued services in St. Anthony’s Catholic church. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Mrs. Schobel, who had been in failing for several years, died suddenly at her home in Columbus Aug. 31 at about 7:30 a.m. Born Nov. 3, 1882 in Ellinger, she was the former Lillian Kallus. In 1900, she was married, in Ellinger, to John Schobel. The couple moved to a farm north of Columbus in 1907 and lived there until Mr. Schobel’s death in 1944, when she moved to Columbus where she had lived since.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Martha Brasse and Mrs. W. B. O’Brien of Houston and 5 sons, Gus, Emil, Robert, Otto and Lester of Columbus. Three sons died earlier, John Jr. in 1930, Gilbert in 1944 and Clamens in 1957. She had 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Other survivors include 4 sisters, Mesdames Annie Svrcek and Mary Sury of Fayetteville, Matilda Zapalac of Ellinger and Henrietta Vrazel of Danbury and 3 brothers, Fred Kallus of Yoakum, Rudolph Kallus of Schulenburg and John Kallus of Mexico City.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Thursday, September 13, 1962
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Schobel, Louis


Louis Schobel, 82, of Round Top, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at his residence.

Born Aug. 21, 1915 in Shaws Bend, he was the son of August and Louise (Stoffeld) Schobel. On Sept. 12, 1940, he married Violet Klump in Columbus. Mr. Schobel, who spent most of his life in the Round Top area, was a farmer and rancher and a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top.

Services were held Jan. 12 at Bethlehem Lutheran with Rev. Arnon Lundborg officiating. Interment followed in Nassau Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Sergeant Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange.

Mr. Schobel is survived by his wife, of Round Top; sons and daughters-in-law, Franklin and Patsy Schobel of Round Top and Leon and Karen Schobel of Welcome; grandchildren Eric Schobel and Carl Schobel of Round Top and Mike Schobel and Stephanie Schobel of Welcome; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elo and Pauline Schobel of Ammannsville and Herman and Tina Schobel of Weimar; and sister-in-law Mary Schobel of Shaws Bend.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and a sister.

The Colorado County Citizen, January 14, 1998
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Schobel, Louisa (Staffeldt)

Mrs. Schobel Dies, Burial Tomorrow

Funeral services will Be held tomorrow (Friday.) at 9 a.m. in Untermeyer Funeral Home for Mrs. Louisa Schobel, 78, who died in Columbus hospital last night after a long illness, Rev. G. Wolf will. officiate and burial will be in the Brune cemetery at Shaws Bend.

Mrs. Schobel vas born Louisa Staffeldt In Germany, Nov. 15, 1875 and came to America when she was 13. She had lived In the Shaws Bend community ever since. Her husband. August Schobel, died June 25, 1941. She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Ten children survive, 9 sons, Edmund, Rudolph, Charlie, Bennie, Alfred and Louis Schobel of Shaws Bend, Alvin of Ellinger, Elo of Rockdale and Herman of Weimar, and one daughter, Mrs. Frieda Corliss of Houston.

Other survivors Include a brother, William Staffeldt, and a sister, Mrs. William Horndt of Shaws Bend; also 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, May 13, 1954

Schobel, Nancy (Nitschke)

Schobel, Nancy Nitschke

Nancy Schobel, 64, of Columbus died Aug. 25 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

She was born May 29, 1945 to parents, Eldon Winston Nitschke and Louise Elizabeth Moore Nitschke. On March 28, 1962 she married Gene Schobel and was a homemaker for much of her life, living in Columbus since 1955. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Columbus and the Guadalupe Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary.

Funeral services took place Aug. 29 First United Methodist Church in Columbus, with Pastor J. Paul Bruhn officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eldon Winston Nitschke and Louise Elizabeth Moore Nitschke; and brother, James Winston Nitschke.

She is survived by her husband, Gene Schobel of Columbus; daughter, Karen Broussard and husband Jim of Columbus; son, James Schobel of Columbus; and grandchildren, Jessica Schobel, Ivah Broussard and Winston Broussard.

Colorado County Citizen, September 2, 2009
Submitted by Judy Talkington

 Schobel, Oswald O.

Oswald O. Schobel, 84, a life-long resident of the Columbus area, died Sunday, April 24, 1994, in Columbus.

Born July 5, 1909, in Ellinger, he was the son of Max and Meta (Poenitzsch) Schobel. On Oct. 24, 1933, he married Libbie Solansky. Mr. Schobel was a retired electrician, a member of the Lutheran Brotherhood and AARP.

Funeral services were held Tuesday. April; 26. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus with Pastor John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus. Funeral services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Brian Schobel, Dixie Schobel, Bobby Schobel, Lartry Solansky, James Fowler and Leonard Wavra.

Mr. Schobel is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Bettie and Bob Jackson of Austin, Shirley Schobel of Columbus and Libbie and Jim Landreth of Houston; son Eugene Schobel of Columbus; sisters Ann Elsik of Edinburg and Lera Skalitsky of Donna; and grandchildren Scott Jackson and Brad Landreth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife on June 9, 1989; four brothers, Hugo, Harry, Robert and Theodore Schobel; and three sisters, Leona Urban, Hulda Urban and Alma Fehmer.

Colorado County Citizen, April 27, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Schobel,Robert W. “Robbie”


Robert W. "Robbie" Schobel, 24, of Columbus, passed away Aug. 11 in Austin.

He was born Aug. 16, 1982 to Dixie J. and Ruby Ann (Beinhauer) Schobel. He worked as a computer technician and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cindy and Lane Rogers, of Columbus and Amie and Brent Locke, of Santa Fe; brother, Brian Schobel, of Columbus; grandmother, Sadie Beinhauer, of Victoria; and niece, Scarlett Buttons, of Santa Fe.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers scheduled are Lane Rogers, Brent Locke, Louis Marback, Charlie Polocheck, Ronald Rollins and Red Button.

Honorary pallbearers are Cindy Rogers and Eric Florian.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Schobel, Thomas Henry

Football Injury Fatal to Youth,16

Last rites for Thomas Henry Schobel, 16, a victim of an injury suffered in a football game in San Antonio Nov. 22, will begin at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday in Untermeyer Funeral home with continued services at St. Anthony’s Catholic church.

Tommy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schobel of Columbus, died Sunday morning in the Texas Children’s Rehabilitation center in Houston exactly one month after he was hurt.

If possible, the most Rev. Stephen A. Leven, auxiliary bishop of San Antonio who visited Tommy several times while he was in the San Antonio hospital, will be here to preside over the services.
Rev. Alex Kraus will be celebrant of the mass, Rev. Joseph Deane will be deacon, Rev. Louis Fritz, sub-deacon. Rev Michael O’Shaughnesay will be master of ceremonies and will deliver the sermon, and Msgr. Anthony Drozd will be in charge of services at the graveside in St. Anthony’s Catholic cemetery.

Tommy had been paralyzed from his neck down since he was injured on the kickoff play in a game between the Bishop Forest Rangers of Schulenburg and a St. Gerard team of San Antonio. He had suffered serious injuries to his spine.

The game was for the regional title of the Texas Interscholastic Catholic league which the Rangers went on to win, 30-6. The Rangers later won the state title.

Tommy was a halfback with the Rangers and was their leading scorer until he was injured. He was tackling a San Antonio player making the kickoff return.

Tommy was transferred from the San Antonio hospital last week to the rehabilitation center in Houston.

He is survived by his parents; an older sister, Jo Ann Schobel; and 2 younger brothers, Robert Schobel Jr. and Andy Schobel.

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