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Seydler, Alex "Slick"

Funeral for Alex Seydler Held Friday

Funeral services for Alex ("Slick") Seydler, 77, of Route 3, Weimar were held Friday, Oct. 28, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. D. L. R McDougle officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Seydler died at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Audie L, Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital, San Antonio, of leukemia, after three months' illness. He had been in the hospital since Sept. 2.

Born May 12, 1900, at Holman, he was a son of Alex and Ida (Hartmann) Seydler. He married Tina Krahl at Seguin on Nov. 17, 1949.

Mr. Seydler served 34 months in the Army during World War II, including duty in the Rhineland, where he was awarded the Bronze Star medal.

A lifelong resident of this area, he was a farmer and rancher and also, did carpenter work. He was a member of the VFW and Weimar United Church of Christ.

His wife survives, along with two sons, Redd W. Seydler of Cat Spring and Larry Seydler of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Toby (Shirley) Barlow of Houston; a grandson, Toby Jayson Barlow; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Richards of Weimar. A sister and six brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Alfred Kunz, Leo Kunz, Pats Heger, Kervy Kahlden, Alvin Prause and Emil Dusek.

Weimar Mercury, November 3, 1977

Seydler, Alex Sr.

Final Rites For Alex Seydler, Sr., To Be Tomorrow

Funeral services for Mr. Alex Seydler, Sr., 71, who died, at 6:25 Wednesday evening at his home In Holman, will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. Interment will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mr. Seydler had been ill for the past 8 months. He was born at High Hill in January. 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Seydler. He followed farming as an occupation, and in 1893 was married to Miss Ida Hartmann at Holman. A member of the Evangelical Lutheran C h u r c h, Mr. Seydler had spent practically all his life In the Holman section.

Surviving are a twin brother, Edwin Seydler of Weimar; seven sons Alfred and Otto of Houston; Curt of San Antonio; Alex, Jr., Arthur and Albert of Holman and Hugo of Weimar; and two daughters. Olga and Martha of Holman. A brother, Albert Seydler, and a sister, Mrs. Ida Link, preceded him in death.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved survivors.

Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1941, page 1

Seydler, Alma (Slubar) and unnamed child

Many hearts were saddened throughout this section Monday when it was learned that Mrs. Alma Slubar Seydler, beloved wife of Mr. Arthur Seydler of the Holman section, had been claimed by death following a brief illness. Previously blessed with good hearth, her sudden and unexpected death was a shock that but few could realize. A little babe (still-born) preceded the mother by but a few hours. Unexpected complications suddenly developed and her death came within a few minutes. Thus the mother joined her little babe in that heavenly home above.

The funeral was originally set for Wednesday morning, but due to heavy rains here and in the Holman section, it was deemed advisable to postpone the funeral until this (Thursday) morning. The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery this morning. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a most touching service. There was an immense throng of mourning loved ones to witness the last sad rites.

Mrs. Alma Seydler, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Slubar of the Sedan section, was a lovely woman in every way. The writer knew her from early girlhood and appreciated her as one possessing many lovely traits of character and disposition . She was a devoted daughter while in the home circle, and proved an equally devoted wife. She was united in marriage to Mr. Seydler about a year ago, and throughout her brief marital life proved one of the most devoted and loving wives. Her death at so early an age is deeply and sincerely deplored by everyone.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, September 12, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Seydler, Amalie


As briefly mentioned in last issue, Mrs. Amalie Seydler, one of this city’s oldest and most respected ladies, passed away at the family home Wednesday night of last week, after a comparatively brief illness, of acute indigestion, at the advanced age of 84 years. Funeral arrangements were made and the body laid to rest in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor, officiating.

Pall bearers were as follows: E. L. Reinhardt, Ed Rabel, F. Thumann, John Schindler, B. L. Townsend and E. F. Gold.

Mrs. Seydler was born July 31, 1842, in Elsa, Prussia, Germany. With her family she came to this country in 1856, first settling in the New Ulm section, afterward moving to High Hill, and still later to Weimar. She was united in marriage to Friedrich Seydler in 1861, and to this union were born seven children, of whom four survive, as follows: Mrs. Emma Schetzing, Mrs. Lena Grossinger, of Weimar; Mr. Robert Seydler, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Miss Martha Seydler, also of this city. Mrs. Seydler’s husband died in 1883. Five grandchildren are also among the survivors. Mrs. Seydler was 83 years of age at the time of her death.

Mrs. Seydler was a quiet, peaceful, home loving lady, ever devoted to the home, family and kindred interests, one who possessed the respect and esteem of all who knew her, ever proving herself a devoted wife and mother, and in her passing all feel the loss of a beloved, good woman.

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended her bereaved ones.,

Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1926, page 1

Seydler, Annie Marie (Simank)

Final Rites for Mrs. Ed Seydler, 78, Held Saturday

Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon, Nov. 21, for Mrs. Edwin Seydler, 78, who died Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Youens Hospital, ending a long illness.

The body lay in state at Hubbard Funeral Home until 11 o'clock Saturday morning, then was taken to Evangelical & Reformed Church, where Rev. C. Emigholz officiated in the final rites. Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Born Annie Marie Simank, June 26, 1875, at Fayetteville, Mrs. Seydler was the daughter of Ernest and Friedricka Bartling Simank. She was married to Mr. Seydler at Fayetteville, January 30, 1900, and they settled on a farm near Holman. Twelve years ago they retired from farming and moved to the outskirts of Weimar.

Both have been faithful members of the Weimar Evangelical & Reformed Church since their marriage 53 years ago. Mrs. Seydler was also a member of the Frauen Verein here for many years.

Surviving her In addition to her husband are a son, Wilbur Seydler of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Slone of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. T. G. Fordtran of La Grange and Mrs. F. D. Neuman of Sinton; three brothers, Louis Simank of Houston, Edmund Simank of Stillwater, Okla., and Bennie Simank of North Ridge, Calif., five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. All were present for the services here.

Weimar Mercury, November 27, 1953, page 1

Seydler, Curt

Final Rites for Curt Seydler, 68, Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Curt Seydler, 68-year-old World War I veteran, were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 29, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiating. Interment was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Seydler died, Thursday, August 26, in Veterans Administration Hospital at Houston where he had been a patient the past four months. He had been ill about two years.

Born Nov 4, 1896, near Weimar, he was a son of Alex and Ida Hartmann Seydler. He served overseas in the army in World War I, returning to make his home here. He had never married.

He was a member of the local VFW post. Fellow veterans served as pallbearers and participated in a military graveside ceremony. Pallbearers were John Miksch, Charlie Allen, Leo Guenther, Fred (Pats) Heger, Joe Wick and Harvey Bartosh.

Surviving are four brothers, Albert, Alex, and Otto of Weimar area and Arthur of Houston; and two sisters, Miss Olga Seydler and Mrs. Martha Richards, both of Weimar. Two brothers, Hugo and Alfred (Jack), preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 2, 1965, page 1

Seydler, Edwin

Edwin Seydler, 85, Dies in Houston; Rites Here Saturday

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Saturday for Edwin Seydler, 85, who died Thursday afternoon in a Houston hospital.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery here. Rev. F. H Horak Jr., pastor of Evangelical & Reformed Church, officiated.

Born Jan. 29. 1871. at High Hill, Fayette county, he was the son of Herman and Christina Seydler, who were among the earliest settlers of that area. His family moved to Holman when he was a young boy, and he lived there until he retired from farming in 1942. In 1900 he married Miss Anne Simank, who died Nov. 21, 1953. After her death he lived with his son, Wilbur, and family at Tyler for a year, then moved to Houston to live with his daughter, Mrs. Walter Stone.

His health had been fairly good for his age until a few weeks ago when he became seriously ill.

In addition to the son and daughter, Mr. Seydler is survived by five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, February 24, 1956

Seydler, Elsie (Ranft)

Elsie Seydler Services Held Jan. 18

Elsie Seydler, 92, died Jan. 16 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Jan. 18 at the Weimar United Church of Christ and burial services were held at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery with Norman “Skip” Sirnic officiating.

Mrs. Seydler was born Aug. 21 1904 in Bleiberville, to Paul and Emilie Ranft. She married Hugo Seydler on Nov. 24, 1926 in Weimar.

She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ, UCC Women’s Guild, Nimble Fingers Sewing Club.

Mrs. Seydler was a retired telephone employee and lived all her life in this area.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, five brothers, her parents, and her husband.

Mrs. Seydler is survived by her daughters, Betty Kahlden and husband Kervy, Sylvia Leppin and husband Wilton; one brother, Clarence Ranft of Houston; one sister, Adele Jackson of Houston, two grandchildren, JoLynn McDonald and Amy Leppin, and one great-grandchild, Travis McDonald.

Pallbearers were Wayne McDonald, Travis McDonald, Phillip Summers, Aubrey Simmons, Allen Ranft, and Howard Ranft.

Honorary Pallbearers were Al Ranft, Paul Jackson, George Andel, Paul Cresswell and Donnie Head.

Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1997
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Seydler, George


Funeral services for George Seydler of East Bernard were held at the graveside here last Sunday afrnoon at 3 o’clock, after previous services at East Bernard. Nor further details were available. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1951, page 1

Seydler, Hugo

Funeral Services For Hugo Seydler, 48, Held Monday

Funeral services for Hugo Seydler, 48, who succumbed at his home at about 7 o’clock Sunday morning after suffering a heart stroke a few hours earlier, were held Monday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. Burial was in City Cemetery.

Mr. Seydler, a lifelong resident of this area, had been ill for the past six years.

Born May 16, 1902, at Holman, he was the son of the late Alec and Ida Seydler. Moving to Weimar in 1919, he worked first in a confectionery here and later for two motor companies. For many years he had been raising cattle and farming.

On Nov. 24, 1926, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church here, he married Miss Elsie Ranft. He was member of the Weimar church, and vice-president of the church board.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Miss Betty Jean Seydler, student at Seguin Lutheran College, and Miss Sylvia Rose Seydler, in school here; six brothers, Albert and Curt of Holman, Alec of San Antonio, Otto, Alfred and Arthur of Houston; and two sisters, Miss Olga Seydler of New Braunfels and Mrs. Martha Richards of La Grange.

Pallbearers at the funeral were W. H. Hollien, Emil Schindler, Benno Rose, Emanuel Cordes, Norbert Stech, Fritz Tell, Charlie Allen and McCall Sanders.

Weimar Mercury, January 26, 1951, pages 1 and 5

Seydler, Ida (Hartmann)


Funeral services for Mrs. Alex Seydler, 60, life-long resident of the Holman section north of Weimar, whose death occurred Sunday morning at the family home, were held at the residence of her son, Hugo, here Monday afternoon with the Rev. H. Ulhorn, pastor of the Weimar Evangelical Church, officiating.

The deceased was born May 13, 1878. In 1895, she was united in marriage to Mr. Alex Seydler, who survives.

Additional survivors are seven sons; Hugo of Weimar, Curt of Goliad, Otto and Alfred of Houston, Albert, Alex Jr., Arthur of Holman; two daughters, Olga and Martha of Holman; a brother Henry Hartmann and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Vornsand, Mrs. Minnie Ulbrich and Miss Bertha Hartman, all of Weimar and six grand children.

Interment was in the local cemetery. [Weimar Odd Fellows]

The deceased mother of a fine group of sons and daughters, was known as a fine Christian woman who centered her interests around the home. Home life and the rearing of her children was one of her main interests in life--truly a commendable characteristic.

The Mercury extends its sincere sympathy to family members and relatives in this hour of bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, December 23, 1938

Seydler, Martha


Final rites for Miss Martha Seydler, aged 66 years, 6 months and 24 days, whose death occurred here early Saturday morning, were held from the home Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. R. Uhlhorn, Weimar Evangelical pastor conducting the service.

The deceased, a 54-year resident of Weimar, was born in High Hill, Texas, on Dec. 17, 1872. At the age of 12, along with her parents, she moved to Weimar where she continued her schooling. For many years she gave tender care to her ailing mother. Later, she was employed in the post office and worked there for twelve years. For the past thirteen years, she had made her home with her sister, Mrs. Emma Schetzing . On August 1, the deceased became seriously ill and ten days later passed away, just four months after the decease of her late brother-in-law, M. Schetzing.

Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Schetzing and Mrs. Grossinger of Weimar and a brother, Robert Seydler of near Seymour. There are also two nephews and three nieces.

Her pastor, Rev. R. Ulhlorn, has cited this scripture as appropriate for her memory: "Blessed are the dead what died in the Lord:. (John 6:40)

Burial was in the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

The Mercury publisher extends his sincere sympathy to the survivors. "Miss Martha", as she was familiarly known to many, had a host of friends through this area and she was synonymous with the town of Weimar where she had spent practically her life time.

Weimar Mercury, August 18, 1939

Seydler, Olga

Final Rites for Miss Seydler, 59, June 20

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, at Hubbard Funeral Home for Miss Olga Seydler, 59, who died June 18 from complications of a diabetic condition.

She had been in Youens Memorial Hospital for five weeks.

Rev. Frank Horak officiated in the services. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Born Sept. 14, 1907, at Holman, a daughter of Alex and Ida Hartman Seydler, she had lived here all her life except for several years at New Braunfels. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

She is survived by three brothers, Alex and Otto Seydler of Weimar and Arthur Seydler of Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Richards of Weimar. Four brothers preceded her in death; Albert, just two months ago; Curt, Hugo and Alfred (Jack).

Pallbearers were Ed Rabel, Alvin Prause, Louis Kunetka, Edgar (Buddy) Vornsand, Kervy Kahlden, and Alvin Vornsand.

Weimar Mercury, June 29, 1967, page 1

Seydler, Otto

Otto Seydler, Stroke Victim, Buried June 22

Funeral services for Otto Seydler, 64, who died of a stroke at 9:30 p.m. June 29 in Youens Memorial Hospital were held Monday afternoon, June 22, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows] cemetery.

Rev. Robert N. Crawford officiated.

Mr. Seydler, who had been partly disabled since suffering his first stroke 15 years ago, had had a series of them lately and had been in the hospital about two weeks.

A native of Holman, he was born Aug. 9, 1905, a son of Alex and Ida Hartmann Seydler. He was employed by Herder Truck Lines at Houston for 28 years, until illness forced his retirement. He made his home here with his sister, Mrs. Martha Richards.

Surviving him are two brothers, Alex of Weimar and Arthur of Houston; and the sister, Mrs. Richards. Four brothers, Curt, Albert, Hugo and Alfred (Jack), and a sister, Miss Olga Seydler, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Eugene Seydler, Chas. (Buck) Bittner, Charlie Herder, Alvin Vornsand, Buddy Vornsand, and Harry Knebel, Jr.

Weimar Mercury, July 2, 1970

Seydler, Tina “FiFi” (Krahl)

Tina Seydler Funeral, Services Held Oct. 26

Tina "FiFi" Krahl Seydler, 81, of Weimar died Oct. 24 at her home.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. at Weimar United Church of Christ with Father John Peters and Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Tina was born Oct. 2, 1925 in Weimar to Stephen and Mathilda (Svetlik) Krahl.

She attended Wildwood School and completed the eighth grade.

FiFi married Alex Seydler on Nov. 17, 1949 in Seguin.

Mrs. Seydler lived in Weimar her whole life. She was a housewife, homemaker and a Iife-long volunteer.

Tina was a member of the. Weimar United Church of Christ, Ladies Guild, the Naomi-Ruth Circle and helped with the Vacation Bible School for 27 years.

She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars 5875 for 33 years. She is also a past member of the Weimar PTA.

FiFi always was working on the farm either feeding the animals, fixing fence, or in her garden. However, she always took time to support her kids in whatever they were doing.

Mrs. Seydler loved the color purple, silver platter service and she loved Fridays.

The family will miss FiFi's personality, her voice and the way she said hello on the phone, her cooking, her great stories, how she could predict the weather, stray bobby pins lying on the floor, listening to the Astros on the radio, the way she said "I love you like a duck loves water," but most of all, her smile that just lit up a room.

She is survived by her sons, Redd Seydler and wife Sally of Weimar, and Larry Seydler of Weimar; and daughter, Shirley Barlow and husband Toby of Weimar.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Toby Barlow and wife Ann of Weimar, April Mikulenka and husband Brent of Columbus, Alex Seydler of Weimar, and Aaron Seydler of Weimar; great-grandchildren, Colby and Jaxson Barlow of Weimar; and her schoolmates and life long friend, Lillie Vornsand.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alex Seydler; brother, Frank J. Krahl; and sisters, Olga and Rosie Krahl.

Pallbearers were Toby Barlow, Alex Seydler, Kervy Kahlden, Frank Kainer, David Vornsand and Brent Henderson.

Honorary pallbearers were April Mikulenka, Brent Mikulenka, Aaron Seydler, Billy Schobel, James Vornsand, All Seybro Employees, Gary Braun, Jerry Janecka, Jack Holman, Phil Holman Jr., Phil Holman Sr. and Preston Neal.

Weimar Mercury, November 2, 2006, page 2A

Seydler, Unknown

The sincere condolence of THE MERCURY is extended Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seydler on the death of their little baby, aged about 11 months, which occurred Thursday morning. It is indeed hard for a fond mother and father to have to give up their little one, but they can console themselves that their loved baby is now free from all pain and suffering, and happier than it would ever be on this earth. God comfort them in their grief! [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, August 22, 1891

Seydler, Unknown infant daughter

The infant baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Seydler of this city died Tuesday and was buried the following day. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the bereaved parents. – Weimar Mercury. [Burial place unknown]

Schulenburg Sticker, 3 May 1900
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