Mrs. Anna Schumann Passes Away
Mrs. Anna Schumann, a beloved mother of 76 years, passed through the Valley of the Shadow to enter into the Kingdom of peace and rest.
Deceased was born [Feb. 23, 1856] in [Deutsch-Jasnik] Austria, she came to America in her early twenties, the family locating at Weimar where they remained until 1898, when they moved to Schulenburg where she resided until the death of her husband [Robert Paul Schumann] in May, 1927, after which she made her home with her son, Max, in Sugar Land. Some 18 months ago she had double pneumonia from which she never fully recovered. She passed away Monday at 7:30 P.M. The body was shipped to Houston and from there to Schulenburg for interment.
Deceased was a wonderful character in whose veins flowed the milk of human kindness and affection, her every word and thought was to be of service to others. She was a devout Catholic who lived her religion in every day life.
Funeral services were conducted at the Schwenke Funeral Home, thence to the St. Rosa Church and to the City Cemetery. Father Hugh P. Finnegan of Houston officiated. Pall Bearers were: F. Lammers of Houston; Chas. Dierks and Leo Guenther of Sugar Land; Ferd. Stabler, Rud. Nordhausen and Frank Muehr, Sr., of Schulenburg.
Deceased is survived by three sons, Paul and Max of Sugar Land and William of Houston, and by five grandchildren. To them the Sticker tenders its most sincere sympathy in their great sorrow.
Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, August 19, 1932
JOHN C. SCHUMANN
Died, at the late residence in this city, Wednesday afternoon, aged 51 years.
Decedent was born in Schemnitz, Germany, and came to this country when about 20 years of age, coming direct to this county.
Twenty-four years ago next May he was married here to Miss Rosa Gold. To this union five children were born--Mrs. Tillie Ruddie of Thrall, Miss Mellie of Weimar, and Richard, a Western Union messenger boy in the office. Two of the children preceded the father into the untried beyond.
Burial took place at the Catholic cemetery at five o’clock yesterday afternoon.
Weimar Mercury, May 3, 1918, page 9
Funeral services for Max Schumann, 73, were held from the Triska Chapel in Rosenberg Saturday, July 10, at 8:30 a.m. followed by Requim Mass at the St. Theresa Catholic in Sugar Land at 9 a.m. with Rev. Jackson officiating.
Mr. Schumann was born in Weimar on January 3, 1892. He came to Sugar Land in 1910 and was employed by the Sugar Land Industries until retirement.
He passed away at the Eldridge Memorial Hospital Friday morning following a short illness.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hattie Schumann of Sugar Land; four sons, Herbert and Robert of Sugar Land, Max Jr. of Midland, and William of Edinburg; 22 grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Schumann of Sugar Land.
[He was preceded in death by his father Robert Paul Schumann in 1927 and mother Anna Gloger Schumann in 1932; his first wife, Anna Muehr Schumann in 1927; son Lawrence Schumann, who died as an infant in 1926.]
Pallbearers were Emil Zbranek, Roy Raska, Paul Schumann, Otto Meyer, Charlie Pausewang and Victor Blaschke.
Interment was made in the St. Rose Cemetery in Schulenburg, with the Triska Funeral Home in charge.
Rosenberg Herald-Coaster, July 15, 1965
Max Schumann, 73, of Sugar Land, died Friday morning. Was retired employee of Sugar Land Industries.
Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Hattie Schumann; sons, Herbert and Robert Schumann, all of Sugar Land, Max Schumann Jr., Midland, William Schumann, Edinburg; 22 grandchildren; brother, Paul Schumann, Sugar Land.
Services 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Triska Chapel, Rosenberg. Requiem Mass 9:00 a.m. St. Theresa Catholic Church, Sugar Land, Interment St. Rose Cemetery, Schulenburg. Rosary 8:00 p.m. Friday by Knights of Columbus, 8:20 p.m. by Holy Name Society.
Pallbearers: Paul Schumann, Roy Raska, Victor Blaschke, Roy Tyer, Otto Meyer, Emil Zbranek.
Triska Funeral Home, Rosenberg.
Houston Chronicle, Section 1, page 11, Saturday, July 10, 1965
R. P. Schumann Killed
R. P. Schumann of our city aged about 60 years, was killed about three o’clock this Thursday morning in the back yard of Alfonse Herzik’s home when a charge of small shot struck him in the head, the shot being fired by Erwin Herzik.
[Robert Paul Gerstenberger was born March 5, 1860 in Penig, Saxony, Germany, the son of Johann August Gerstenberger and the former Christiane Carolina Weinert. He arrived in New York on the ship Fulda on December 6, 1884. From there, he made his way to Texas, settling in Colorado County. After arriving in this country, he began referring to himself as Robert Paul Schumann.
On January 17, 1889, he married Anna Gloger in Columbus, Colorado County. Following their wedding, the bride and groom settled in Weimar. To this union, three sons were born: Paul Earnest (1889), Maximillian Albert (1892) and Willie (1894).
Mr. Schumann was a skilled carpenter. In his workshop, he fashioned numerous hand-made furniture pieces which adorn the homes of neighbors and family members alike.
In 1897, he moved his family from Weimar to Schulenburg, where he was a well-known citizen. He was an active member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge, and served as president for a number of years.
Mr. Schumann is survived by his wife, three sons and five grandchildren, Margery, Herbert, Max Jr., Robert and William. He will be laid to rest at the Schulenburg City Cemetery.]
Schulenburg Sticker, May 13, 1927
Card of Thanks
Being unable to see our many friends and neighbors and all those who came to our assistance in our recent misfortune, we take this means of extending to each and every one our heartfelt thanks for the many kindnesses shown. We especially thank the choir for the many beautiful songs rendered, all of those who brought the beautiful flowers, and Rev. Piepenbrok for his words of consolation. May the gods of misfortune see fit to make your sorrows light through out your stay among mortal beings, is our sincere wish.
Mrs. R.P. Schumann and Children
Schulenburg Sticker, May 20, 1927