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Schumann, Anna (Gloger)

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
Submitted by Mark Schumann
With the following note: My great grandmother Anna Gloger Schumann moved from Austria in the 1870s and lived in Colorado County in Columbus and Weimar in the 1870s to 1890s or early 1900s.

Schumann, Anna (Muehr)

Mrs. Max Schumann Dies in Hospital at Houston Wednesday

A gloom of sadness was cast over this entire community Thursday morning when the sad news of the death of Mrs. Max (Annie) Schumann of Sugar Land reached here. Mrs. Schumann became ill Saturday night, she was rushed to the St. Joseph Infirmary at Houston and an operation was performed Sunday afternoon. Her early death being caused by convulsions. All that human hands could do was done for her, but with the best care and loving help her precious and necessary life could not be saved. The Lord loved her more and called her to Himself at 11:04 P.M. Wednesday night.

Mrs. Schumann was born March 8, 1899 at Rosanky, Bastrop Co., and had reached the age of 28 years, five months and two days. She was reared at Schulenburg, making her home with her parents.

On October 16, 1917, at the age of 18 she was united in marriage to Max Schumann at High Hill. To this union five sons were born, one of whom preceded her in death a year ago at the age of two months.

They made their home at Sugar Land where she was loved by every one who knew her, and will be greatly missed by her many good friends.

Mrs. Schumann is the twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Muehr, Sr., who with her husband, four sons, Herbert Paul aged 8, Max Albert aged 5, Robert Frank aged 3 and William Louis aged two months, four brothers, Frank, Johnnie, Fred and Louis; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Matzke of Weimar, Mrs. Victor Blaschke of Sugar Land, are left to mourn her passing.

The body arrived here Thursday evening and was conveyed to the home of her parents and was laid to rest in the beautiful St. Rosa Catholic Cemetery at 9 o’clock Friday morning. Rev. Father Lenzen officiated and delivered a beautiful and consoling sermon. The funeral was a very large and sad affair.

Mrs. Schumann will be greatly missed by her loved ones as she was a good Catholic mother, a true and loving wife, and a dear kind daughter and sister. May God grant her rest.

We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved ones left behind, especially to the dear husband and sweet little boys.

Schulenburg Sticker, August 19, 1927
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Schumann, John C.


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

Schumann, Max

Max Schumann

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

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
Submitted by Mark Schumann
With this note: My grandfather Max Schumann was born in Weimar in 1892 and lived his early childhood there.  At some time later the family moved to Schulenburg.


Schumann, Robert Paul

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
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Schumann., unknown

Mrs. Schumann, an aged lady, mother of Mr. Paul Schumann, died last Saturday night at the residence of her son, on the Osage road, and was buried here late Monday morning. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 1895, page 3
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