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Schroeder, Bessie (Barta)

Funeral for Mrs. Schroeder Held Dec. 31

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Schroeder, 66, of Weimar were held Thursday, Dec. 31, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Mrs. Schroeder died Tuesday,. Dec. 29, at 10:30 a.m., at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born Aug. 10, 1921, at Weimar, she was a daughter of Edward and Annie (Folta) Barta. She was married to Wilbert Schroeder here in 1939. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ and the Dorcas Circle. She taught Sunday School first grade for 25 years. She had belonged to the Weimar Garden Club and Extension Homemakers Club and was active in the VFW Auxiliary. She had worked at Sanders Egg Co. and as a waitress.

She is survived by her husband and by her son, Wilbert Jr., of Austin.

Serving as pallbearers were Bennie Kosler, Rudy Binder, Cecil Ellison, Albert Otto, James Dahse, and Wilbert Otto.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1988

Schroeder, Charles H.

C. Schroeder FuneraI Held Here Jan. 15

Funeral services for Charles H. Schroeder, 94, of Weimar were held Friday, Jan. 15, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Schroeder, a retired farmer and lifelong Weimar area resident, died Jan. 11 at Houston.

Born Dec. 18, 1893, in Colorado County, he was a son of Dietrich and Meta (Behlen) Schroeder. He married Louise Hasse at New Bielau on Dec. 22, 1920. He was a World War I veteran, and a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Schroeder's wife died Oct. 5, 1982. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Betty Schroeder of Houston; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Clara) Koehn of Weimar. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Elvin Koehn, Edroy Krebs, Chester Schroeder, Walter Schroeder, Barry Schroeder and Keavan Schroeder.

Weimar Mercury, January 21, 1988, page 6

Schroeder, Dittrich

Final Rites for Dittrich Schroeder, 89, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Dittrich Schroeder, 89, resident of this area for 64 years, were held Saturday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. C. Emigholz officiating, interment was in City Cemetery.

Mr. Schroeder, a retired farmer, died at about 2 o’clock Friday morning in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Koehn, at New Bielau, after suffering a stroke the day before. Since his wife’s death July 13, 1944, he had been making his home with one or another of his children.

Born August 27, 1860 at Gamhalterdam, near the city of Westerstede, Oldenburg, Germany, he came to this country at the age of 21, worked in Iowa for a year, and then came to Weimar January 5, 1886. He married Miss Meta Behlen here shortly afterward. Mr. Schroeder was a member of the Lutheran Church at New Bielau and for many years served on the church board.

Surviving are three sons, John of Floresville, Charles of Weimar and Willie of Pleasanton, three daughters, Mrs. Emma Krebs of Poth, Mrs. Arthur Koehn and Mrs. Ernest Lichey, both of Weimar; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, March 24, 1950, page 1

Schroeder, Eldon Henry

Infant Dies

We are grieved to report the death of Eldon Henry Schroeder, 3-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroeder, who died Tuesday morning at one-fifteen o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the family home Tuesday evening at three o’clock. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

He is survived by his heart-broken father and mother and four sisters. Our sympathy is with the bereaved.

Colorado County Citizen, May 5, 1932, page 1

Schroeder, Helene (Gundelach)

Mrs. Helene Schroeder

The death of Mrs. Helene Schoeder[sic] occurred at the family home on Wednesday night, following an illness of some weeks. Funeral services were conduced by Rev.Piepenbrok of Weimar at the residence at three o'clock Friday and interment effected at Odd Fellows Rest.

Mrs. Schroeder was formerly Miss Helene Gundelach. The family had been living on the Pinchback place, south of town, for some six years.

She is survived by the sorrowing husband, Mr. Henry Schroeder, one sister and seven brothers to whom our sympathy is extended in their great loss.

Colorado County Citizen, September 5, 1929

Schroeder, Louise (Hasse)

L. Schroeder Funeral Held Here Oct. 7

Funeral services for Mrs. Charlie (Louise) Schroeder, 86, of New Bielau were held Thursday, Oct. 7, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Mrs. Schroeder died Oct. 5 in Youens Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 21, 1896, at New Bielau, she was a daughter of Theodore and Augusta (Gerstenberger) Hasse. She was married to Charlie Schroeder at New Bielau on Dec. 22, 1920. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Her husband survives her, along with one son, Charles O. Schroeder of Houston; three grandchildren, Lynn Hamilton, Barry Schroeder and Keavan Schroeder; two great-grandchildren, Tanya Hamilton and Monica Hamilton; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Engels of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Oscar Leppin of Weimar. One sister, Mrs. Walter Kram, and two brothers, Henry and Ernest Hasse, preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Wilburn Leppin, Hilmer Hasse, Ben Poppe, Ernest Hasse Jr., Keavan Schroeder, and Barry Schroeder.

Weimar Mercury, October 13, 1982

Schroeder, Meta (Behlen)

Final Rites Held Here Sunday For Mrs. D. Schroeder

One of New BIelau's oldest citizens. Mrs. D. Schroeder, was buried Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the Rev. W. A. Flachmeier. pastor of the New BIelau Trinity Church, officiating. Services were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home. She was 84 years, six months and 28 days of age.

Mrs. Schroeder, who has lived near Weimar since she was 28, died Friday night. July 11, at 8 o'clock, after an illness of only tour days.

Among the survivors are her children, John Schroeder, Willie Schroeder. and Mrs. Walter A. Krebs, of Floresville; Charlie Schroeder, Mrs. Arthur Koehn and Mrs. Ernest Lichey of Weimar and New Bielau.

Born Meta Behlen December 13. 1856, in Gurnholgerdam, the Province of Oldenburg. Germany. Mrs. Schroeder was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Westerstede. In 1884, she sailed for America and settled near Weimar. She was married to D. Schroeder in 1886. to which union six children were born.

Thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. The grandchildren are: Walter Schroeder, Pleasant; Mrs. Malcolm Cobb, San Antonio: Miss Evelyn Schroeder, Floresville; Hilmer Krebs Washington, D. C.; Walton Krebs, San Antonio; Gordy Krebs. Floresville: Chester and Leslie Schroeder, Floresville; Charles Schroeder. Jr., Weimar; Wilbert and Delvin Koehn. Weimar; Irene and Elroy Lichey, Weimar. The great-grandchildren are Velera Rose and Carolyn Clara Schroeder.

Active pallbearers were Walter Schroeder, Chester Schroeder, Charles Schroeder; Jr., Elton Krebs, Wilbert Koehn, Gordy Krebs, all grandsons of Mrs. Schroeder.

Honorary pallbearers were Otto Leppin, Ed Rabel. Ad. Schindler, Henry J. Laas. J. F. A. Koehn, Henry Beken, A. Stirl and Walter Stech.

The Mercury extends sympathy to bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1941, page 1

Schroeder, Prof.

Committed Suicide.

Special to The News.
Columbus, February 11.—It has just been learned that a young German school-teacher, by the name of Schroeder, committed suicide Tuesday night by taking poison. The cause of the rash act is not known. Deceased taught school near Frelsburg in this (Colorado) county.

The Galveston Daily News, February 12, 1886, page 5

Prof. Schroeder, school teacher in the J. F. Leyendecker neighborhood, near Frelsburg, committed suicide last Tuesday night by taking poison. He was a drinking man, and depressed in spirits, and this was perhaps the cause of the tragedy. Justice Leyendecker who was in attendance upon our Commissioners’ Court, was sent for yesterday morning and went up to hold the inquest. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen. February 14, 1886

Schroeder, Wilbert A.

W. Schroeder Funeral Held Here Feb. 27

Funeral services for Wilbert Schroeder Sr., 70, of Weimar were held Thursday, Feb. 27, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. “Skip” Sirnic officiated.

Schroeder, a former salesman and feed store owner, died Feb 23 at 12:45 p.m. at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born May 31, 1921, at Schulenburg, he was a son of Charles and Hilda (Ranger) Schroeder. He married Bessie Barta here on Oct. 11, 1939. He served with the Army in the Philippines from 1944 to 1946 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Surviving are his son, Wilbert Schroeder Jr. of Austin, and a sister, Nita Schroeder Muhlstein of Schulenburg. He was preceded in death by his wife Bessie and four brothers, Henry, Carl, Ervin and Ben.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Klam, Cecil Ellison, Benny Kosler, Gene Kremling, Harvey Fishbeck and James Dahse.

Weimar Mercury, March 5, 1992

Schroeder, Willie


Funeral service were held for Willie Schroeder, of Wharton, who passed away May 24 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. The services were held May 26 at Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake. Mr. W. T. Broome of Wharton officiated.

He was born in Brenham on February 27, 1912 to Fred and Emma Steimann[sic] Schroeder. He lived in Lissie almost 30 years and worked for Bob Strunk House Moving Service before moving to Wharton five years ago. Mr. Schroeder was a member of the Wharton Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

Survivors include, sisters, Esther Schroeder, Ola Regan and Lillie Reese all of Wharton. Brother, Charlie Reese of East Benard[sic]. Numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were: Chester, Clifford, Charlie Jr., and Marvin Shcrocder[sic], Jesse Rodriguez and David Broome. Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake. Burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, June 6, 1985
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