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Tait, Dr. Charles William

We regret to announce the death of Dr. C. W. Tait, and [sic.] old and much respected citizen of Columbus. He died at his residenece in this city at 9 o'cock last Saturdya morning, and was buried on Sunday. He immigrated to Texas in 1856, from Wilcox county, Ala., where there yet reside a large number of his relatives and personal friends. For some years the Doctor has been in bad health, and has taken occasional trips to recuperate. In this community he was universally esteemed for his many good qualities. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. [Interred at Tait Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, November 7, 1878, page 4

Tait, Charles Williams


Tom Holland, about 40 years of age, a barber, of Columbus was fatally injured and Charles Tait, 32, also of Columbus, was critically injured in an automobile head-on collision near Missouri City at noon Sunday.

The two were traveling in Tait's Ford car to Houston to witness a baseball game.

According to best information received here, the Columbus car in going around a truck, met head-on with a large car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mudd and their small child, of Houston.

The Columbus car was badly wrecked in the accident and the Mudd car is said to have turned over three times. Mrs. Mudd, who was also slightly injured in the accident, was taken to the St. Joseph Infirmary in a private car.

A Bader Company ambulance carried the two injured men, then unconscious, to the Herman Hospital, where Holland died about an hour later. He had a fractured skull and internal injuries. Tait later recovered consciousness but died at the hospital between 11 and 12 o'clock Tuesday night.

Mr. Mudd told ambulance drivers for the Bader Company that he, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter were driving along the highway at a speed of about 40 miles an hour. They saw a car parked, half in the highway and half on the shoulder. As they approached the car, Mudd said, another one coming toward them pulled out into the highway at a rapid rate of speed. He said he did not have time to whip his car to the side; that both cars crashed head-on, his car turning over three times. He and his infant daughter were uninjured.

Mr. Holland was a barber by trade and is survived by his wife and two children of Columbus, and his mother, Mrs. Cleo Anderson, the latter of Runge.

The remains of Charlie Tait were shipped to Columbus where the funeral was held. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]

The unfortunate accident is deplorable, for both young men were splendid citizens and popular throughout the community in which they lived.

Charlie Tait was the son of Mrs. William Tait, and was of one the old families of Colorado county. He was engaged in farming and stock-raising on the Tait plantation. The deaths of these two fine young men is deeply regretted.

Charlie Tait is survived by his mother and two brothers, Elbert and Sam. Sympathy, deep and sincere, is extended the sorrowing members of both families.

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 26, 1931

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Tait, Louisa Mary (Williams)

Mrs. Louisa M. Tait died at her residence in this city last Sunday afternoon at 1:15, after an illness of several weeks, of heart failure, aged 72 years. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband Monday afternoon at the old plantation, Rev. Father Lenartz officiating. Mrs. Tait has been a resident of this city over forty years, was a consistent christian [sic], member of the Catholic church, and her life was one of devotion to the cause of the Master. For many years her days have been of comparative seclusion, for, though many friends visited her, she seldom left the loved precincts of home. To her sorrowing relatives and friends the Citizen tenders sincere sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, December 24, 1896
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Tait, Matilda Louise (Auerbach)

Mrs. Wm. Tait, Lifetime Resident, Services Today

Funeral services were to be held this morning at 10 o'clock for Mrs. William TaIt, who died Monday evening in Columbus hospital after having been in fraIl health for several months. Mrs. Tait, who would have been 84 in July, spent her entire life in and near Columbus.

Born Matilda Auerbach in 1870, she was a daughter. of Frank. Sr. and Minnie Obenhaus Auerbach.

She and Mr. Tait were married in the late 1800's. He died here in 1921.

Only 2 of Mrs. Tait’s large family of children are living. They. are R. E., and Sam Tait, both of Columbus. One child died in infancy; the only daughter, Hattie Tait Duncan, died In 1926; Charles in 931 and Frank in 1923. Mrs. Tait In survived by one sister, Mrs. W. R. Sronce, and 6 grandchildren, all children of R. E. Tait.

Rosary was recited yesterday evening at the family residence. Services were to be in St. Anthony's Catholic church with Rev. Alex Kraus officiating. Burial is to be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Untermeyer Funeral home has charge.

Pallbearers named are her nephews, Robert and Gus Sronce, Owen Mehrens, T. W. Glithero, Sam Holland and J. W. Tolbirt.

Colorado County Citizen, May 24, 1954

Tait, Robert

Altair Corr.: Our friend, Robert Tait, died in San Antonio Saturday night and was brought here and buried in the family graveyard Sunday. He was 47 years old, a brother of Will Tait, Mrs. Sam L. Green and Mrs. Wells Thompson, a kindly hearted, honorable gentleman.

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1902

Tallas, Raymond L.


Tragedy struck the John Tallas family of Eagle Lake late Sunday when their 13-year-old son Raymond drowned while swimming in a rice canal about a mile northeast of Eagle Lake.

The family was reported on Fourth of July picnic.

Raymond's body was recovered from a suction pipes which carries water under the road about 3 a.m. Monday morning after water had been drained from the canal.

According to reports. Mr. and Mrs. Tallas and one of their two daughters were with a group of friends on the roadside picnic and sever of the boys were in swimming. Water suction caught Raymond when he jumped in.

Funeral services were pending word from Raymond's brother Johnny, who is in service in California. [Interment in Lakeside Cemetery]

Other survivors include Mr. and Mrs. Tallas, two sisters, Dorothy and Adeline.

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Drescher of Columbus are Raymond's grandparents.

Colorado County Citizen, July 8, 1948

Tapia, David

David Tapia

David Tapia, 50, of Garwood, died Saturday, July 2, 2005.

He was born May 13, 1955 in Mexico to Jesus Tapia and Maria Razo. Mr. Tapia was a self employed carpenter and a Catholic.

Survivors include his parents; wife, Irma Gallegos; daughters, Alma Tapia, Laura Tapia, Elizabeth Tapia, Marisol Tapia and Marilyn Tapia; sisters, Socorro Lopez, Rosalia Tapia and Theresa Tapia; brothers, Eugene Tapia, Ignacio Tapia, Jose Tapia, Jesus Tapia Jr., Miguel Tapia and Antonio Tapia; and one grandchildren.

A Rosary was held Wednesday, July 6 at 7 p.m. at Matthews Funeral Home, El Campo. Mass was held Thursday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Robert’s Catholic Church.

Pallbearers were Alma Tapia, Lisa Rangel, Leticia Tapia, Elizabeth Tapia, Maria Elizondo and Janie Ramos.

El Campo Lead News, July 9, 2005 online

Tannen, Harry Louis

Dr. H. Tannen, Physician Here 30 Years Dies

Dr. Harry J. Tannen, who had practiced medicine here for 30 years died Monday afternoon, January 14, in a Houston hospital. He was 60 years old.

Born in New York City, educated in Cleveland, Ohio schools and a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathy, Dr. Tannen came to Weimar in 1943, establishing his practice in the office formerly occupied by the late Dr. C. G. Cook. In 1949, he and Dr. J. V. Money of Schulenburg opened Weimar's first hospital, an 11 bed facility which they operated for 10 years.

Dr. Tannen is survived by his wife, the former Mary Papp, whom he married in 1947; two sons, Terry and David; one daughter, Ann; and his mother-in-law, who has lived in the household since the death of Mrs. Tannen's father in 1970. Dr. Tannen has one brother, Philip Tannen in Avon Lake, Ohio, and his stepfather, William Freilingsdorf of Lakewood, Ohio.

The family suggests memorial gifts in his name to the Weimar Public Library.

Weimar Mercury, January 17, 1974
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Tannen, Terry Stephen

Terry Tannen Died Oct. 15 In California

Terry Stephen Tannen died unexpectedly from a stroke in San Francisco, California, on Oct. 15, 2003, at the age of 54.

Born in El Campo on Dec. 13, 1948, Terry was the oldest child of Harry and Mary Tannen.

He grew up in Weimar before leaving for military school in San Antonio at the age of 12.

After graduating with honors from Texas Military Institute, Terry moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to live with his grandparents and perform in summer theater stock.

He returned to Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin where he excelled in the drama department.

He also attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Terry’s acting career took him from Austin to New York and London.

During the 1970’s, he opened a breakfast-in-bed catering business and a fine cheese shop in Austin.

After moving to San Francisco in 1981, Terry worked at the Wine Institute. He became a paralegal and worked at two law firms before going to work for Verizon.

Terry’s passions include doting over his nieces, cooking for friends, walking, bicycling, swimming, exercising, reading, listening to music, and collecting fine rugs and comic books.

Because of his long-time commitment to a healthy lifestyle, friends and family are shocked by his sudden death.

He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and playful sense of humor.

Family and friends will also miss his wonderful cooking since his original recipes were always creative and delicious and never duplicated!

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Tannen and Mary Tannen Townsend.

He is survived by brother, David Tannen, sister-in-law, Marilyn, and nephew, Blake, of Shreveport, La., and sister, Ann Tannen DeBolt, brother-in-law, Terry, and nieces Leah, Abby, and Laura, of Brenham.

He is also survived by his oldest friend, Flynn Nogueira, of Marble Falls, and extra special friends Henrietta “Rhett” Currier and Tracy Hickman of San Francisco, Calif.

Terry was cremated and his ashes will be divided; some will be scattered in the Pacific Ocean where he used to swim and some will be buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

A memorial gathering will be held in January in San Francisco. The family suggests the Weimar Public Library or a charity of your choice to received donations in terry’s name.

The Weimar Mercury, November 13, 2003
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli


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Tannich, Frank

Final Rites for Frank Tannich, 83, Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Frank Tannich, who would have been 83 years old next Wednesday, were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Mr. Tannich died Friday, June 4, in Youens Hospital, where he had been a patient for about 20 days. His health had been failing rapidly the past several months.

He had lived near Weimar more than 50 years. Born in Czechoslovakia, he was the son of John and Franziska Tannish, the youngest of six children. The father died soon after Frank’s birth, and when the latter was 12 years old Mrs. Tannich brought her four youngest children to America. These were Emilie (Zernicek), Anna (Horak), Joseph and Frank; the two oldest boys, Johann and Adolf, stayed in the old country. All six of the children now are dead.

The family landed at Galveston in about 1883 and traveled by oxcart to Fayetteville, where they settled and began farming. Frank Tannich was a member of the original Baca Band of that area and played with several other musical organizations. He also was a member of Hermann Sons.

Mr. Tannich married Miss Mary Kloesel in 1899. She survives, along with five of the six children born to them; three sons, Richard E. and Joe T. both of Baytown, and Master Sergeant Edwin A. Tannich, stationed with the Army in Augusta, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Clara Mitchon of Baytown and Mrs. Matilda Koptchinskie of Channelview, near Houston; and 10 grandchildren. One daughter, Mrs. Regina Greak, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers at the funeral were F. F. Anders, Frank Seifert, John Kasper, Adolf Rabel Sr., Charlie Lidiak and Adolf Schindler.

Weimar Mercury, June 11, 1954, page 1

Tannich, Franziska (Kulhanek)


Mrs. Franziska Tannich, the 93-year-old mother of Mr. Frank Tannich, residing near this city, died at the family home Monday night after a brief illness of some form of stomach trouble. The remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service. Many relatives and friends were present to attend the funeral.

Mrs. Tannich was born in 1831 in Hermanice, Bohemia, Austria, Europe. Her parents, Frank Kulhanek and wife, both reached the ripe age of 90 years and above. Twelve children were born to this couple, only one of whom now survives--Celestina Kulhanek, of Fayetteville, who is 80 years old. She was present at the funeral. The husband of Mrs. Tannich, John Tannich, died in Austria at the age of 60. Nine children were born to this union, of whom five survive, as follows: Adolf Tannich, who lives in Europe; Mrs. Emelie Zernicek of Sealy, Mrs. Anna Horak of Ammannsville, Joe Tannich of El Campo, and Frank Tannich of this community. All were present at the funeral except the son in Europe. Mrs. Tannich came to this country in 1883, settling at Ammannsville, where she lived until 1891, when she moved to Colorado county with two of her children. For the last nineteen years she made her home with her son, Frank Tannich.

She was a devout member of the Catholic Church, a devoted wife and mother, a goodly, kind neighbor and friend, highly thought of by all who knew her, and her death is sincerely regretted. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended her surviving relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, December 12, 1924

Tannich, Mary B. (Kloesel)

Mrs. F. Tannich, 82, Succumbs; Rites Held Here

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church here Tuesday morning for Mrs. Mary Kloesel Tannich, 82, who died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in San Jacinto Hospital, Baytown. [Interment in church cemetery]

Born Jan. 29, 177, at High Hill, the daughter of Ferdinand and Mary Kloesel, she was married to Frank Tannich in 1899, and they settled on a farm near Weimar. After her husband’s death in 1954 she lived with her children in Baytown and Channelview. She was a member of the Catholic Church and an honorary member of St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving are 3 sons, Richard E. and Joe T. Tannich, both of Baytown, and M-Sgt. Edwin A. Tannich of Alamogordo N. M.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Clara Mitchan of Baytown and Mrs. Matilda Kaptchinskie of Channelview; 12 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Ferdinand Kloesel of Schulenburg and Adolf Kloesel of Rowena. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, Emil Kloesel; 3 sisters, Mrs. Paulina Kloesel, Mrs. Millie Englert and Sister Albertina; and a daughter, Mrs. Regina Greak.

Pallbearers for the services were Herbert, Philip and Joe Kloesel, Joseph Mitchan, Joseph Kaptchinskie and Herbert Wick.

Weimar Mercury, October 2, 1959, page 1

Targac, Olga (Konarik)


Olga Konarik Targac, 86, of Weimar, passed away March 4, in Houston.

She was born Jan. 1, 1922 in Smithville, the daughter of Jan Konarik and Emilie Michalik Konarik. She was a homemaker, childcare provider, member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, and KJZT. She married Joe Charles Targac on April 24, 1948.

She is survived by daughter, Pat Simons and husband James of Columbus; sons, Deacon Joseph Targac and wife Mary of Hallettsville, David Targac and wife Stephanie of Bay City, and Gary Targac and wife Christina "Cricket" of Anchorage, Alaska; eight grandchildren, Patrick Simons, Chris, Matt, Spencer, Blair, Zachary, Christi and Dustin Targac; seven great grandchildren, Brandon, Jonathon and Nicholas Simons, Brittany, Cassidy, Ryan and Titan Targac.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Eddie Konarik; and a sister, Millie Svoboda.

Funeral Mass was conducted Saturday, March 8, at St. Michael Catholic Church with Fr. John Peters officiating. Burial followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Plum.

Pallbearers were all of her grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Michael Catholic School in Weimar or the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, March 12, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Tasler, Frances (Knippa)


Mrs. Frances Knippa Taster, 73, of Columbus, died Sunday at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 27, 1915, in Yoakum to Gerhard and Elizabeth Dramberger Knippa. She married Norbert R. Tasler on Oct. 14, 1944.

Mrs. Taster was a housewife and had been a resident of Columbus for 34 years. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and belonged to the St. Anthony Altar Society and the V. F. W. Auxiliary.

A Rosary was held Tuesday at Henneke Funeral Home and the services were Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church with Rev. Timothy Kosler and Msgr. Thomas Collins officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Norbert R. Tasler of Columbus; two daughters, Bernadette Tasler of Pasadena and Elizabeth Tasler of Humble; two sons, Frank (Buddy) Taster of Las Vegas. Nevada, and Norbert Tasler Jr. of Soldotna, Alaska; four sisters, Sadie Dreyer of Shiner, Geneva Ward of Yoakum, Lenora Brown of Rocksprings and Irene Hilbrich of Cuero; three brothers, Karl Knippa and Emanuel (Mancy) Knippa, both of Yoakum, and Daniel Knippa of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren, Anne Marie Tasler of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and Michael Tasler of Soldotna, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lawrence Knippa.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Darnell Knippa, Sammy Knippa, Kenneth Knippa, Randy Knippa, E. J. Tasler and Paul Tasler.

Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1988, page 2

Tate, Garmer H.

Garmer H. Tate, 78, of Eagle Lake, died on Friday, March 15 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Houston at 6:02 p.m. following a brief illness.

Services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 17 from Dulaney Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Melburn Sibley, pastor of First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

He was born on August 7, 1906 in Sunnyhill, Louisiana, a son of the late Thomas Roland and Delila Philone McElveen Tate, moving to Eagle Lake at the age of 10. He married Lottie Konesheck on September 2, 1939 at the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. He worked with Tenneco on the construction of the Eagle Lake plant and served as an operator until he retired in 1972 after 23 years of service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake and worked a number of years with the Boy Scouts in Eagle Lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Lanna Goodspeed of Wisconsin and Fay Strickland of Richmond.

Survivors include his widow, Lottie Konesheck Tate of Eagle Lake; a daughter, Lanna Bradbury of Marshall; a son, Frank Tate of Eagle Lake; two half sisters, Weedie McMillan of La Marque and Maxine Adams of Dayton; a half brother, Val Wainwright of Houston; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Strickland, Billie Strickland, Bobby Strickland, Monroe Ripper, John Konesheck and Russell Konesheck.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 21, 1985
Submitted by John Konesheck

Tate, Henry Edward

Henry Edward “Ed” Tate, age 83, of Eagle Lake, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 1995, in Giddings, Texas, at the Oakland Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Tate was born on November 14, 1911, in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, to James Matthews Sanford Tate and Charlotte Lucinda Durham Tate.  He graduated from Eagle Lake High School in 1929, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1930 until 1934.  Upon his discharge, he was employed by Reed Roller-Bit in Houston, Texas.

He married Stella Marie Wied of Garwood, Texas, on August 9, 1936, and moved to Houston, Texas.  In 1946, the family returned to Eagle Lake where he owned and operated Tate Machine Shop for many years.  He worked for and retired from Lakeside Irrigation Company.

Mr. Tate was a faithful member of  the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake.  He was a member of Eagle Lake Lodge #366, A.F. & A.M. where he served as Worshipful Master for seven years, secretary for 27 years and District Deputy Grand Master.  He was voted a life member on June 11, 1976.  Mr. Tate was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #483.  He served as a city councilman for the City of Eagle Lake from 1953 through 1959, and served for a number of years as the Civil Defense Director for Eagle Lake.

Mr. Tate was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Jimmy, Lawrence and Douglas, and an infant sister.

His survivors include his wife, Stella Marie Tate, and two daughters and sons-in law, Ruth Ann and Roy Clifton Marshall of Giddings, Texas, and Patricia Kay and Jim Harris of Navasota, Texas.  Grandchildren are Roy Clifton (Cliff), Jr. and wife, Sandra Marshall, of Austin, Texas, Jeffrey Tate Marshall of San Antonio, Texas, Susan Lynn and husband, James Crawford, of Giddings, Texas, Steven Paul Marshall, stationed with the U.S. Navy in Japan, and Christopher Tate Harris and Jillian Marie Harris of Navasota, Texas.  Great grandchildren are Kaitlyn Marie Marshall and Kristin Ann Marshall of Austin, Texas, and Brannon Marshall Crawford and Rachel Elizabeth Crawford of Giddings, Texas.  Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lawrence Tate of El Campo, and nephews, Larry Tate and wife, Elaine and Paul Tate, all of Dallas, Texas.  He is also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 31, 1995, from the United Methodist Church in Eagle Lake with Reverend Larry Bailey, Pastor, officiating.

Masonic graveside services and internment followed in the Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery under the auspices of Eagle Lake Lodge #366, A.F.& A.M..

Masonic pallbearers were Orson Hess, Hugh Sheridan, Joe Lee McCreary, Joe Herbert McCreary, Dwight Hadley and J. W. Shavers.

Dulaney Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to The United Methodist Church, 609 Melody Lane, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434.

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Photo and obituary contributed by Ruth Ann Marshall

Tate, Josephine Geles (Brasseaux)

Mrs. L. S. Tate Buried Here Last Sunday

Funeral services were held at 2:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon from the Mill Funeral Home for Mrs. Lawrence Sanford Tate, who passed away after a brief illness at Laughlin Hospital on Friday morning, Jan. 3rd. a bout 7:30 o’clock. The choir; of the Colly Memorial Methodist Church sang several favorite hymns. Rev. O.E Linstrum, pastor, conducted the services at the funeral home and at the grave in Lakeside Cemetery.

Pallbearers were A. H. Dipple, Alfred Loessin, H. H. Loessin, Jack Rhoades, W.A. Barnet and A. W. Kohleffel.

Miss Josephine Brasseaux was born Feb. 16th, 1913 in Abbeyville, La., the daughter of Paul and Clotile Brassenux. She moved with her family to Port Arthur when a baby and made her home there until about 1930 when she came to this section of Texas to make her home. She was married to Mr. Tate on June 22, 1938 at Glen Flora, Texas. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence James Tate, four years old and Paul Sanford Tate, infant son, born on December 23rd, Also surviving are her father, Paul Brassenux of Port Arthur, two brothers, Rene of Henry, La., and Paul, Jr., of Port Arthur now in Germany with the U.S. Army, two sisters, Mrs. Emil Martin of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Rose McMillion of Port Arthur and a thirteen year old daughter, Miss Naida McKnight of Liverpool, Texas.

In last week’s edition of the Headlight the birth date of little Paul Sanford Tate was given as December 30th. We wish to correct this as the baby was born at Laughlin Hospital on December 23rd.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral rites were Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McMillian and daughter, Paul Brassenux and Mrs. C.A. Broyles, all of Port Arthur; Rene Brsseaux, Henry, La., Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walters, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Blackman, Mrs. Julia Norris and son, Johnny, Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Landry, all of Angleton, Mr. and Mrs. D.L. McKnight and family of Liverpool; Mrs. C.A. Bryant of vanderbilt, Miss Billie Baird of Columbus.

The Headlight joins with the family friends in expressing deepest sympathy in the tragic loss of this young wife and mother.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 10, 1947
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Tate, Lottie (Konesheck)

Mrs. Lottie Tate, age 76, of Eagle Lake, passed away Saturday, December 21, 1991, at the home of her daughter in Marshall, following a sudden illness.

A native and life long resident of Colorado County, she was born in Eagle Lake on August 17, 1915, to Ed Joseph and Ethel Rogers Konesheck.

She attended local schools and later married Garmer H. Tate on Sept. 2, 1939, in Eagle Lake.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake and will long be remembered for her dedication to her family and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Garmer Tate, who passed away March 15, 1985; and a brother, David Konesheck.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Lanna and Mike Bradbury of Marshall; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Margie Tate of Eagle Lake; sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Clement Richter of Eagle Lake; brother and sister-in-law, Chester and "Rita" Konesheck of Rosenberg; sister-in-law Charlene Konesheck of Eagle Lake; six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 23, from the Dulaney Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Mann, First Baptist Church Pastor, officiating.

Graveside services and interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers scheduled were grandsons Brandon and Bryan Bradbury, Curtis Tate, Leon Schneider, Mike Henske, and her nephew John Konesheck.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, Dec 26, 1991
Submitted by John Konesheck

Tate, Lucinda Charlotte (Durham)

Services Held Saturday For Mrs. J. M. Tate

Citizens of the community learned with great sadness of the death last Thursday, May 20th. 1965, of Mrs. J. M. Tate, a resident of this community for 38 years. She passed away at 10:10 a.m. in the Columbus Convalescent Home, as the result of a short illness following a stroke.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 22nd, from the chapel of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home. The Rev. Russell Moon, pastor of Colly Memorial Methodist Church, officiated at the services,

Miss Marian Wozencraft rendered favorite hymns, "Rock of Ages” and "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."

She was laid to final rest In the Lakeside Cemetery beside her husband who preceded her in death on April 30, 1951. Pallbearers were Gilbert Duty, J. A. Mathis, Dr. J. C. Laughlin, Alvin Kohleffel, Eldin Kveton, Gardner Seaholm, Herbert Loessin, and Earl H. Rodgers, Jr.

She was born Lucinda Charlotte Durham, the daughter of Aquila and Lizzie R. Moore Durham, on Sept. 7, 1883. in Randolph, Term. On May 8, 1907, she was united in marriage in Siles, Arkansas. with James Matthew Tate.

Surviving are: three sons, Henry Edward Tate, Lawrence Sanford Tate, and Douglas Mord Tate; four grandchildren, Ruth Ann Tate Marshall, Patricia Kay Tate. Lawrence James Tate, and Paul Sanford Tate; a great grandchild Roy Clifton Marshall, Jr.

Mrs. Tate was a friend to all who came to know her. She was active in her life in the Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Home Demonstration Club. She will be missed by her loved ones and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 27, 1965, page 1

Tate, Phocian

Died, at his residence in Columbus, of hemorrhage of the lungs, Phocian Tate, a member of Terry's Texas Rangers, an old resident of the State, and for the past ten years a citizen of Columbus. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, Dec 7, 1876
Submitted byErnest Mae Seaholm

Tate, Royal

Died in Nevada, Mo., on the 1st of July, Mr. Royal Tate, son of Mr. Phocian and Mrs. Bettie B. Tate (now Mrs. Davis) aged 19 years, 4 months and 19 days. Deceased was taken violently sick with fever and delirium while on his way to Sedalia, Mo., to secure a position, and died in a strange land. He was, however, tenderly cared for by strangers in his last hours. Royal was an energetic, intelligent young man, of noble traits of character. We tender our sincere sympathy to the bereaved mother and relatives in this their hour of sorrow. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 13, 1885

Tate, Stella Marie (Wied)

Stella Marie Wied Tate, 95 years old, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away on Tuesday evening, September 16, 2008, at the Apex Hospital in Katy, Texas, after several months of illness following a broken hip suffered on Mother’s Day 2008.

Stella was the thirteenth child born to Reinhard and Selma Ladwig Wied.  She was born on June 21, 1913, in the Garwood community and attended the Garwood schools.  Stella and her husband, H. E. “Ed” Tate, married on August 9, 1936, in Garwood, Texas, at the Presbyterian Manse.  They moved to Houston and made their home in Alta Vista, a part of Houston, until 1946, when they moved to Eagle Lake.  Ed predeceased Stella on March 29, 1995.  They had been married for over 58 years.

The Tates were active members of Colly Memorial Methodist Church, later known as the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake.  Stella also was a member of the Eastern Star and held several offices in that order.  She also served as a Girl Scout leader, a member of the PTA, Eagle Lake Band Boosters and took an active part in her daughters’ activities, attending football and basketball games.  She and Ed also took an active part in attending the grandchildrens’ activities and got to see all of their high school graduations and even some of the college graduations.  Stella was a staunch supporter of all of her husband’s civic duties and activities.

Mrs. Tate is survived by her two daughters and sons-in law, six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, Ruth Ann and Roy Clifton Marshall of Giddings, Texas, and Patricia Kay and Jim Harris of Navasota, Texas.  Grandchildren are Roy Clifton (Cliff), Jr. and wife, Sandra Marshall, Kaitlyn Marie, Kristin Ann and Aaron Clifton Marshall of Austin, Texas, Jeffrey Tate and wife, Teri Marshall, Justin Tate and Joshua Emmett Marshall of San Antonio, Texas, Susan Lynn and husband, James Crawford, Brannon Marshall, Rachel Elizabeth, Jacey Lynn and Cameron Clarke Crawford, of Bellville, Texas, Steven Paul and wife, Chrisy Marshall, Kara Marie and Ty Nolan Koether and Ryann Elizabeth Marshall of LaGrange, Texas, Christopher Tate and wife, Danielle Harris, Makayley Marie, Kylynn Brielle and Bradley Tate Harris of Katy, Texas, and Jillian Marie Harris of Huntsville, Texas.

Mrs. Tate is also survived by one sister, Adela Wied Popp, of Nada, Texas, and a sister-in-law, Gertrude Staff (Reinhard “Red”) Wied, also of Nada, Texas. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive their Aunt Stella.

She was predeceased by brothers and sisters-in-law, Otto, Willie Robert and Jessie Mae, Alex John and Regina Catherine, Henry Christian and Alma, Roy Robert and Emma Alma, Jesse August and Louise, Raymond Henry and Josephine Marie, Bennie James and Agnes Adelia, and Reinhard Harry; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Nora Mattie and Louie W. Frederickson, Emma Hulda and Hugo Adolph Muesse, Hattie Louis and Willie “Bill” Max Wishert, Pearl Edith and Dewey Frank Corliss, Laura Mae and Emil Lucas Vaclavik, and Otto Popp.

Services will be held at The United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake on Saturday, September 20, 2008, at 10:00 o’clock.  Internment will follow in the Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are grandsons, Cliff Marshall, Jeff Marshall, James Crawford, Steven Marshall, and Chris Harris.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 695, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434, or a charity of choice.

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Photo and obituary ontributed by Ruth Ann Marshall

Tate, Willie Maye (Elkins)

Willie Maye Tate

Mrs. Willie Maye Tate, 88, of El Campo, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22, at El Campo Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 7, 1914 in Galveston to William Corrin and Sophie (Wilson) Elkins. She was former resident of Eagle Lake and a graduate of Eagle Lake High School Class of 1932. She and Lawrence Tate were married in Eagle Lake on April 11, 1948 and moved to El Campo in 1966. Mrs. Tate led a career in bookkeeping and worked in El Campo for a heating and air-conditioning business and pharmacy. She and her husband also owned and operated the "Old Time Company" of El Campo. Mrs. Tate was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Eagle Lake, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Josephine "Jo" Paul; and brother James W. Elkins.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Nita Reading, of Austin; step-sons, Lawrence J. Tate and Paul S. Tate both of Dallas; sisters, Frances Hutchins and Ruth Orr both of Houston, Dorothy Cox of Sugar Land; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Stella Tate of Eagle Lake.

Funeral services were conducted Jan. 25, from Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Stephen R. Whitfield, rector of Christ Church officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were grand and great grandsons Jack, Michael, Charles, Patrick, Jonathan and Christopher Reading.

The family has requested memorials be directed to Christ Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 577, Eagle Lake, TX or Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 38, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.

Colorado County Citizen, January 30, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Tatters, John


Mr. John Tatters, at one time a resident of Eagle Lake, died at his home in San Antonio last Friday after an illness covering several years. Mr. Tatters was at one time prominently connected in the tin business n this city, and later was a member of the Tatters Gas Light Company. He moved to Houston about four yeas ago, shortly afterward contracting his fatal illness. He moved, with his family, to Marfa, hoping that the change of climate would prove beneficial to his health, but having received no benefit from the climate there removed to San Antonio. The remains were brought here Saturday night and interred with Masonic ceremonies in the Lakeside cemetery at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, interment being made by the side of his father who preceded him in death several years ago. John Tatters was a good man, and every one here liked him. Those who accompanied his remains and attended the funeral were Harry Wallace of Somerville, Mr. and Ms. Ed King, Mrs. Martha Wallace and Mr. Wilkinson Tatters of San Antonio. To the widow and little children of the deceased, the HEADLIGHT extends its sincerest sympathy. [John Tatters is buried in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery.]

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 5, 1912, page 1

Tavera, Fermina (Fuentes)


Mrs. Fermina Tavera, age 50, of Eagle Lake, passed away January 5 at the M D. Anderson Hospital in Houston following a prolonged illness.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Fermina Tavera Wednesday, January 6 from the Vine of the Lord Church with Rev. Frank Navarro, pastor, of the Vine of the Lord Church officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Fermina Tavera was born in Mexico to Benito Fuentes and Irene Ramos Fuentes, she had lived in Eagle Lake since 1978 and was a member of the Vine of the Lord Church in Eagle Lake.

She was preceded in death by two children.

Survivors include her husband, Sylvester "Sly" Tavera, Sr. of Eagle Lake; 13 children, Sania I. Tavera, Silvina Olmeda, Sina Martinez, Yolanda Marlin and Bertha Tavera; sons, Jose A. Tavera, Sylvester Tavera, Jr., Santos Tavera, Daniel F. Tavera, Juan Tavera, Rosendo Tavera and Victor R. Tavera; sisters, Mary I. Vargas, Isabel Ochoa and' Brijida Fuentes. Brother, Joaquin Fuentes; 20 grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her sons.

Colorado County Citizen, January 21, 1988, page 2

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Teague, Charles Franklin

Mr. Chas. F. Teague

The earthly remains of Mr. Chas. F. Teague were brought here for burial last Sunday and laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mr. Teague was a former citizen of this place. He was born in San Angelo some 38 years ago and had recently been farming in the Alice section of the state. He died at a hospital in Alice on Oct. 27. He is survived by a wife and nine children.

The citizen extends sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, November 3, 1932

Teague, James Davis

J. D. Teague, 30, Killed in Accident Near East Bernard

James Davis Teague, 30, of Columbus died Tuesday at the East Bernard Clinic a short time after the car he was driving hit a bridge curb on Highway 90A about 5 miles east of East Bernard.

He suffered a head injury in the accident which occurred as he was returning to Columbus from a visit in Rosenberg.

Patrolman Jack Graham said that apparently the young oilfield worker dozed. His car went off the highway and traveled about 100 yards in the ditch before it hit the Turkey creek bridge curb.

Young Teague was thrown out of the 1955 Chevrolet and into some water where he was found. He died a short time after reaching the clinic.

He was alone in the car which was owned by a brother, Charles Teague.
Funeral services are to be conducted by Rev. Norman Roberts of the First Baptist church here today in Untermeyer’s Funeral home at 3:30 p.m.

The former Columbus High school student lived at 535 Charter st. here with his mother, Mrs. Victoria Teague. Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frances Jones of Houston; 5 brothers, Charles, Tom and Douglas Teague of Columbus, Leslie Teague of San Antonio and Mark Teague of Palacios.

Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, November 20, 1958, page 1

Teague, Leona A. (Smidovec)

Leona A Teague

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Leona A. Teague February 9, at Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. H. V. Brannon officiating. Burial was at Odd Fellow’s Rest Cemetery.

Leona A. Teague, 61, was born May 28, 1922 in Sealy to Frank Smidovec and Christine Smidovec.

She was united in marriage to Charles D. Teague July 3, 1943. She was a resident of the city for 37 years and was affiliated with the CathoIic church.

Survivors include her husband, Charles D. Teague of Columbus; her father, Frank Smidovec of Sealy; four. daughters, Leona Parks of Sommerville, Charlene Teague of Columbus; Brenda Teague of Columbus, Glenda Teague of Columbus; three sons, Thomas Teague of Sealy, Billy Teague of Eagle Lake, James Teague of Sealy; three sisters, Christine Swinky of Sealy, Winnie Jureck of Houston, Jo Ann Novasad of Orchard; five brothers, Frank Smidovec of Sealy, Walter Smidovec of Sealy, Willie Smidovec of Katy, Raymond Smidovec of Sealy, Eugene Smidovec of Sealy; and twelve grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Smith, Jeff Novasad, Daniel Novasad Jr., Gerrell Sosa, Robert Smidovec, John Smidovec.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, February 16, 1984, page 2

Teague, Vida Charlene

Child Dies

The eleven year old daughter of Mrs. Charles Teague died at the home of Mrs. Louis Evans Tuesday night, following an illness of some two weeks. Mrs. Teague and children have been detained at that home since the death of Mr. Teague on Oct. 30th, by illness of several of the children, of whom there are eight.

Funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Wm. D. Wyatt officiating and interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest.

Colorado County Citizen, November 10, 1932

Teague, Willie Vester

Willie V. Teague Killed in Odessa, Burial Here Sunday

Last rites for Willie Vester Teague, 31, were held here Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. C. Hyatt of El Campo officiating at Untermeyer Funeral home. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Mr. Teague was stabbed to death Feb. 12 in Odessa after an altercation there. Price Haney, 57, his step father-in-law, was out on $5000 bond after he had been charged with the murder.

Born in Lane City April 17, 1927, Willie was a son of Charles and Victoria Vester Teague. His father died in 1931.

He attended Columbus high school and the University of Houston and served 2 years in the navy during World War II, afterwards working in oil fields here. He had been living in Odessa 4 years.

Survivors are his widow, the former Rita Fern Jordan; one son, William Wayne, 9 and 3 daughters, Vickie La Rue, 5; Janella Faye, 3, and Malla Kaye, one; also his mother of Columbus; brothers Charlie, Tom, Douglas and J. D. of Columbus, Leslie of San Antonio and Marcus of Galveston and one sister, Mrs. Joe Jones of Palacios.

Pallbearers were Cecil Butler, Chester and Beverly Burris, and Joe Louis Wade of Columbus, Charlie Dinhobl of Houston and Joe Hanak of Glidden.

Among those from out of town here for the funeral were Victor Witte; Mr. and Mrs. Fitz Steenpen, Mrs. Annie Weber and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mitchum, Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. W.. A. Williams, Shelby; Mrs. Price Haney and 2 sons and Mrs. Stella Callaway, Odessa; Mrs. Kathleen Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Haskins and Mr. and Mrs. John Banse, San Antonio; and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Butler, Beeville; R. T. and Eddie Teague and Harvey Willford, Victoria; Mrs. E. M. Ammann, Schulenburg; the Smidovec family, Sealy; C. F., V. B. and C. J. Knapek, Houston, and Mr. and Mrs. John Mozisek, Miss Francis Mozisek and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ammann, Weimar.

Colorado County Citizen, February 20, 1958

Teichmann, Hertha (Lichey)

Last Rites for Mrs. Teichmann, 61, Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie E. Teichmann, 61, of Route 3, Schulenburg, were held Friday afternoon, Feb. 2, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Schulenburg, with burial in Masonic Cemetery here.

Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. of Weimar officiated in the absence of St. Paul’s pastor, Rev. Tom Ward.

Mrs. Teichmann, the former Hertha Lichey of here, died Wednesday, Jan 31, at Youens Memorial Hospital after five months’ illness.

Born July 16, 1906, in the New Bielau area, she was a daughter of August and Mary Dahse Lichey. She was married to Mr. Teichmann here on Nov. 28, 1925, and they settled in the Moravia area. They moved to Hackberry in 1957 and had lived there since.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Franklin, of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Erna Dunn of Weimar, Mrs. Henry (Selma) Menke of Cat Spring, Mrs. Joe (Elsie) Pavlik of Weimar and Mrs. Oliver (Helen) Wegenhoft of Columbus; and two brothers, Ernest Lichey of Weimar and Robert Lichey of Glidden.

Pallbearers were Donald R. Dunn, Robert W. Dunn, Roy Menke, Victor Smajstria, Virgil Smajstria, and Travis Wegenhoft.

Weimar Mercury, February 8, 1968, page 1

Teisen, John

Weimar Locals

Died, at his residence, last Tuesday morning between 3 and 4 a.m., Mr. John Teisen. He was sick but a short time with typhoid pneumonia. Deceased leaves a family to mourn his loss. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, February 3, 1881, page 3

Tell, Annie (Olfenbuettel)

Mrs. Annie Tell, 79, Buried Here Last Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Tell, 79, who died in Houston last Thursday morning after a long illness, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home here Saturday afternoon, with burial In the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Rev. C. Emigholz officiated.

Mrs. Tell had lived In Weimar nearly all her life. Born January 18, 1873, in New Braunfels, the daughter of Fritz and Karoline Fiedler Olfenbuettel she came to Weimar with her parents when she was 10 years old. She married Ernest Tell here in January, 1899. Mr. Tell died March 1, 1918. Mrs. Tell had lived in Houston far the past two years.

Surviving her is her son, Fritz, formerly of Weimar, who now lives in Houston. A brother. August Olfenbuettel, preceded her in death in 1928.

Weimar Mercury, November 7, 1952, page 1

Tell, Bertha (Fietsam)

57-Year Resident Of Weimar Buried On 81st Birthday

Funeral services were held at the St. Michael's Church here Thursday of last week for Mrs. Wm. Tell, pioneer resident of Weimar. Services were conducted by the Rev. August Otto. Interment was made in the Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery

Mrs. Tell was born February 5, 1861 in Fayette County near La Grange. She was married to Mr. Wm. Tell on September 2, 1884. Mr. Tell died Feb. 2. 1940. Mrs. Tell had been a resident of Weimar 57 years. Her funeral was held on her 81st birthday.

Mrs. Tell was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fietsam. She moved to Weimar in 1895 and had lived here since that time. Her father was postmaster at Weimar more than fifty years ago.

She had been seriously ill for over a year.

One sister. Mrs. Oscar Hilden of Shiner, survives.

The Mercury extends sympathy to bereaved relatives

Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1942, page 1

Tell, Ernst


Prominent Weimar Citizen Passes Away After Short Illness

Our people were greatly shocked early Friday morning to learn of the sudden death of Ernst Tell, a well known citizen of this place. Mr. Tell had not been in robust health for some time, but up to Wednesday had managed to keep up. Feeling badly that day he remained at home, taking medicine. The following day, not feeling any better, he still remained there. About 1:30 Friday morning he endeavored to get up from his bed, when he fell to the floor. Help was summoned, also a physician, and he was given every attention, but a few moments later, without a struggle, he passed into the Great Beyond. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, a large crowd attending same. Mr. Tell had been a citizen of this community for many years. He was a genial, kindhearted man, with a pleasant word for everyone he met, always thoughtful of those about him, and possessed a large circle of friends. A widow, son, Fritz, and brother, Mr. Wm. Tell survive, and to them the heartfelt sympathy of all our people is extended.

Weimar Mercury, March 8, 1918

Tell, Fritz William

Fritz Tell, 65 Heart Victim, Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Fritz William Tell, 65, who died unexpectedly last Thursday night or early Friday of a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon, May 1, at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Wm. J. Jackson, pastor of First Baptist Church, and Rev. Lee Geldmeier, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiated. Mrs. F. R. Carroll sang "In the Garden."

Graveside services were conducted by members of Masonic Lodge 432 of Weimar.

With the exception of ten years when he lived in Houston, Mr. Tell was a lifelong resident of Weimar. Born here July 3, 1900, he was a son of Ernest and Annie Olfenbuttel Tell. After schooling here he attended Tyler Business College.

He was employed in the office of the Boettcher Co. here for 26 years, then by Robinhood Egg Co. during the time he lived at Houston. He and Miss Olga Ranft were married Oct. 6, 1950, in Houston, and they lived there until 1955, when they returned to Weimar. For awhile he was employed by McCall Sanders Feed & Egg Co., and for the past three years he had worked in the tax assessor-collector's office in Columbus.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and secretary of the Masonic Lodge.

His only immediate survivor is his wife.

Pallbearers were Masons M. K. Merrem, Davis Gindler, Troy Thomason, Milton Booth, Jack Montgomery, J. S. Carson, Floyd Belt and Arthur Beken. Honorary pallbearers were members of Masonic Lodge 423 Bert Derden, George Ball, employees of the county tax office, Charlie Allen, Dickie Baltes, Earl Fetzer, James Smathers, Louis Hillje, Richard Garrett, John Hajovsky, and Charles F. Kalous.

The Weimar Mercury, May 5, 1966
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Tell, Olga H. (Ranft)

Funeral For Mrs. Olga Tell Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fritz (Olga) Tell,  63, were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

She died Friday, March 6, at Parkview Manor, after a long illness.

She had lived in Weimar most of her life.  Born January 9, 1907, at Bleiblerville, Austin County, she was a daughter of Paul and Emilie Golff Ranft.  She was married to Fritz Tell here Oct. 6, 1951.  Mr. Tell died April 29, 1966.

Surviving her are three brothers, Alvin Ranft of Weimar, Albert and Clarence Ranft of Houston; and four sisters, Mrs. Ella Hayes and Mrs. Elsie Seydler of Weimar, Mrs. V. G. Hardy and Mrs. Dalton Jackson of Houston.

Three brothers, Walter, Oscar and Otto Ranft, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 12, 1970, page 4
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Tell, William


Funeral services for William Tell, 83, retired Weimar business man and one of this town’s oldest residents, whose death occurred at his home here Friday, were held Saturday morning at St. Michael’s Church, where Reguiem[sic] High Mass was held, wIth Monsignor Joseph J. Szymanski, officiating.

The deceased was the son of Ernest Tell and Katherine Myer who emigrated to America from Saxony, Germany. He was born at Bluff, Fayette county, on Sept. 5, 1851. Sixty years ago, in 1880, he came to Weimar where he established a business and, for the next thirty years, conducted a commercial enterprise here. On Sept. 4. 1884 be was married to Miss Bertha Fietsam, and in 1934 the pioneer couple celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Mr. Tell was the last member of his father’s family.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha Tell, and numerous relatives among whom are included five nephews, Fritz Tell of Weimar, Fritz and Otto Hunger of La Grange. August Hunger of Fort Worth and Robert Helmcamp of South Bend. Indiana.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]. Pall bearers included Henry Gindler, F. F. Anders, Henry Guenther, George Loessin, Steve Kasper and Alfred Kainer.

The Mercury publisher extends sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, February 9, 1941, page 1

Tellaro, Clarence F.


Clarence F. Tellaro, age 83, of Chesterville, passed away at his home on June 13 following a brief illness.

Funeral services were held from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, June l with Rev. Charles Runk, Pastor, Eagle Lake United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Clarence F. Tellaro was born November 27, 1904 in Seatonville, Ill, to James Tellaro and Domenica Costa Tellaro. He moved to the Eagle Lake area in infancy, he lived here all of his life.

Mr. Tellaro was a rice farmer and also was interested in other forms of agriculture.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and four sisters.

Survivors include, brother, Sylvester Tellaro of Chesterville; numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews; and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Travis Wegenhoft, Roy Kaechele, James H. Clipson Sr., Allen Dale Cassady, Elmer Struss, James Gertson, Louis Semora and Ed Schindler.

Colorado County Citizen, June 30, 1988, page 2

Tellaro, Sylvester D.


Sylvester D. Tellaro, age 78, of Chesterville, passed away at 5:18 am., Sept. 26 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a sudden illness.

He was born, Aug. 11,1910 in Chesterville to James Tellaro and Domenica Costa Tellaro. He had lived on the homeplace in Chesterville all of his life and engaged in rice farming and other forms of agriculture all of his career.

He was preceeded[sic] in death by his parents, four sisters and most recently his brother, Clarence who died June 13 of this year.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Funeral services were held from the Dulany Funeral Home at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 with Rev. Charles Runk, pastor of the Eagle Lake United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Pallbearers were, Travis Wegenhoft, Roy Kaechele, James H. Clipson, Sr., Lloyd Spalinger, Allen Dale Cassady, Elmer Struss, James Gertson, and Louis Semora.

Colorado County Citizen, October 5,1988, page 2

Tello, Andrea (Cedillo)

November 30, 1915- December 4, 2006

Services for Andrea Cedillo Tello of Columbus were held Dec. 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating.

Burial followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Tello died Dec. 4 at Breckenridge Hospital in Austin.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1915, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, the daughter of Nasario and Maria Luz Costilla Cedillo.

Tello was united in marriage with Leonardo Tello.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

Tello was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Survivors include four daughters, Maria Andrea Cedillo of Austin, and Maria lnez Reyna, Concepcion Tello and Alicia Perez, all of Columbus; three sons, Francisco, Reyes and Joaquin Tello, all of Columbus; sister, Faustina Cedillo of Austin; four brothers, Bernardino, Roberto, Juan and Pascal Cedillo, all of Mexico; 31 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Jr. and Pablo Cedillo, Rosario and Tomas Perez, Joel Suniga and Jerardo Hernandez.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, director.

Banner Press, December 4, 2006, page 6

Teltschiks Dedicate Memorial

On April 21, 2001, thirty-two members of the Teltschik Family gathered at the gravesite of David and Anna Teltschik in Weimar for the dedication of the memorial commemorating 700 years of Teltschik Family history.

In attendance were George Teltschik of Weimar and Alex Teltschik of Robstown, the only surviving grandchildren of David And Anna Teltschik.

The Rev. Vernon Rabel of the Faith Lutheran Church of Weimar opened the service with a greeting and a prayer.

Mayor Bennie Kosler of Weimar welcomed the group to Weimar and spoke briefly and with humor of his memories of the Teltschik Family.

Linda Teltschik Rabel addressed the assemblage with a brief history and dialogue:

“Today we speak of the origins of a family, and of an old line of patrimonial judges, whose history of 700 years has been molded and characterized by the great events of German and Austrian history in Europe from the 13th to the 20th century.

“We have a rich and diverse family history, rooted in the distant past, in its beginnings in Austria as an inheritance judgeship of the village of Kunzendorf in the year 1301, with the acquiring of the inheritance judgeship of the Zauchtel Estate in 1605, to the emigration of three families to Texas in the 1880’s, on to the present day through the great changes of the 20th Century.

“The ancestral estate of the first Teltschiks, Kunzendorf, was granted in 1301 to the first known Teltschik ancestor, Chunrad, in gratitude for his valor during the battle on the Marchfield North of Vienna, Austria, on August 26, 1278.

“Kunzendorf, along with the Zauchtel Estate (1605), were held by the Teltschik family from 1301 until 1945.

“Today the Teltschiks live in Germany, Austria, England, Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States. We meet at this site to honor, all family members.

“Among those is David Teltschik, born on the Zauchtel Estate in 1846, who along with his wife Anna and their young family, emigrated to Texas in 1883. The family arrived in Schulenburg by way of Galveston. Later they resettled near Oakland.

“David was a successful farmer and one of the oldest settlers in the Oakland area. David was popular everywhere as a helpful, friendly, and peaceable citizen.

“David and Anna Teltschik stood in high esteem with their neighbors and friends. Of the 22 Teltschik family branches, David and Anna Teltschik’s branch is the largest, numbering over 300 descendants.

“And so today we have come to dedicate his memorial, and to remember, and to look to the future. Our family has persevered through the centuries, sometimes marked by incredible hardship: wars, pestilence, famine; by birth and death; by the losses and grief’s and joys of everyday life.

“So we remember and we are grateful to those who have gone before, and who often by great sacrifice have left us this legacy. It is now for us to preserve and pass this legacy to those who will come after us, for all the generations to come.”

Rev. Rabel closed the ceremony with a blessing and prayer.

The ceremony was held in honor and in anticipation not only of the 700 year anniversary of the Teltschik family, but also in anticipation of the 4th international reunion of the Teltschik family to be held in San Antonio in June of 2001.

Approximately 140 Teltschik family members from Germany and Austria are expected to arrive in Texas the first week of June for the “Familientag”.

Previously, the “Familientag” was celebrated in Germany in 1986, in Texas in 1991, and in Vienna, Austria in 1996.

A three-day event is planned with ongoing activities, to be culminated by a dinner formal on June 9, after which a number of German and Austria Teltschiks will be departing for a tour of the Western American National Parks.

The Weimar Mercury May 3, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Teltschik, Adela Katherine (Rode)

Adela Teltschik Funeral Services Held May 26

Adela Katherine Teltschik, 88, of Weimar, died Friday, May 23 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center in Schulenburg.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 26 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel in Weimar with Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating. Interment followed at New Bielau Cemetery.

Mrs. Teltschik was born Feb. 27, 1915 in Hackberry to Richard and Meta Heinsohn Rode. She spent her childhood in Hackberry and attended Hackberry school.

On July 27, 1937, she married Emil Ernest Teltschik and settled in the New Bielau-Content area. She was a homemaker for many years, bringing up her family and setting an example of Christian life and love for her family and others.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of New Bielau. In 1970, after the death of her husband, she relocated to Weimar and joined the congregation of the United Church of Christ, and was a member of the Dorcas Circle.

She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, whose strength and wisdom guided and upheld her family through the years.

She gave selflessly of herself to the family and to any who had a need.

She devoted her life to her family whether sewing, mending, or baking a batch of cookies.

She was greatly loved by her family and friends and her kind and gentle presence will be missed.

Mrs. Teltschik is survived by four children; a son, Ernest Teltschik and wife Ann of Sugar Land; three daughters, Judy Deitz and husband Hal of Owasso, Okla., Linda Rabel and husband Steve of Weimar, and Donna Kosler and husband Gerald of Weimar.

She is also survived by one sister, Hedwig Teltschik of Columbus; one brother, Arthur Rode of Silver Spring, Md.; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Emil, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Edmund Rode and Frederich Rode and one sister, Ida Krizak.

Pallbearers were Rick Teltschik, Tim Deitz, Blaine Rabel, Christian Rabel, Clarence Teltschik and Bennie Kosler.

The Weimar Mercury, June 5, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Teltschik, Alfred Edmund

A. Teltschik Funeral Held

Funeral services for Alfred Edmund Teltschik, Sr., 83, of San Antonio were held Oct. 9 at Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. Norman Sirnic officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Teltschik died Oct. 7 in San Antonio of heart failure.

Teltschik was born Nov. 19, 1909 at Schulenburg to Gus and Julia (Polk) Teltschik.

On July 20, 1936, he was married to Elizabeth Ann Janak in Weimar.

He was a Public School Administrator, teacher and superintendent for 30 years. He was a member of the Lions Club, NEA, TSTA, Masonic Lodge and the Volunteer Fire Dept.

He attended the University of Texas obtaining a B.S. in Physics and Math; University of Houston with a Masters in Education; and Texas A&M Port Arthur College with a Radio Broadcast Degree.

His wife preceded him in death as did one brother, Erwin Teltschik.

He is survived by three sons, Alfred Teltschik, Jr., Glenn Teltschik of San Antonio; and Don and Patricia Teltschik of Dickinson. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive him.

Pallbearers were Erving, David and Randy Teltschik; Ed Reece; Mack Janak and John Hajovsky.

After retirement, he taught electronics at Durham College and Parrish Draughon's Technical College. Electronics had always been a major interest and part of his life.

Weimar Mercury, November 4, 1993, page 2

Teltschik, Ann M (Hanson)


Ann M. Teltschik, 57, of Columbus, passed away, June 2, at St. Luke Episcopal Hospital in Houston.

She was born July 29, 1947 to John Edward and Evelyn Doolittle Hanson in San Antonio. She married Clarence Arthur Teltschik on June 16, 1973 and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Hallettsville. She worked as a teacher at Rice Consolidated I.S.D. at Eagle Lake Middle School.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Edward Hanson.

She is survived by her husband; mother; sons, David George Teltschik, of League City and Aaron Hanson Teltschik and wife, Shandi Alison, of Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota; granddaughter, Charley Ann Teltschik; and brother, Paul E. Hanson and wife Jo, of Sierra Madre, Calif.

Funeral services were conducted June 6, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Herb Beyer officiating. Interment followed at Andrews Chapel Cemetery in Hackberry.

Pallbearers were Ray Beall, Shannon Perez, Ernest Teltschik, Robert Teltschik, Darrell Hanson and Travis Hanson.

Colorado County Citizen, June 8, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Teltschik, Annie (Hickel)

Prominent Lady is Claimed by Death

Mrs. Annie Teltschik, widow of the late David Teltschik, for many years a prominent and popular resident of the Oakland section, passed away at the home of her son, Mr. Herman Teltschik, last Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, after an illness of only one week. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at the Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok of Schulenburg officiating in the presence of a vast throng of mourning relatives and friends.

The pall bearers were her grandsons Emil, Morris, Alfred, Alphonse, Ervin and Leo Teltschik. Honorary pall bearers designated by the family were as follows: M. J. Mucala, Henry Nitschmann, Sr., Joe Till, Joe Seifert, Chas. Hurta, Chas. Hollein, Otto Leppin, J. D. Mayes, Fritz Gold, J. O. Boettcher, H. J. C. Hoehn, Henry J. Laas, D. Schroeder, Chas. Blaschke and Fritz Wendt.

Mrs. Teltscik, nee Miss Annie Hickel, was born in Moravia, Austria, July 12, 1847. She was united in marriage to Mr. David Teltschik Aug. 16, 1869. The couple emigrated to this country, via Galveston in 1885, first settling near Schulenburg, afterward moving to the Oakland section. Eleven Children blesses this union, three of whom died in infancy. The living children are as follows: Mrs. Louise Butschek of Nordheim, Mr. Rudolph Teltschik of Strawn, Mrs. John Burns of Sabinal, Mr. Henry Teltschik of Marshall, Messrs. Ernest, Gustave, Herman and Willie Teltschik of this section. Two adopted children are also among the survivors of this excellent lady --Mrs. Leslie Taylor of Weimar and Mr. Raymond Teltschik of El Campo. There are thirty-five grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Her husband, the late David Teltschik, preceded her in death some nine years ago. At time of death Mrs. Teltschik was 87 years and 6 months old.

As a wife, mother, neighbor and friend, Mrs. Teltschik had but few equals. Throughout her long life she was regarded by all with the highest respect and esteem. Up to a few years ago she was an active woman, doing her share of the chores about the place and ever willing to render any and every assistance possible to neighbors, friends and those about her. Although the mother of a large family of her own, she and her good husband some years ago adopted two other children and raised them to maturity. All of these turned out to be exceptionally good citizens, an honor to the community in which they lived. Mrs. Teltschik's death has caused anguish to pervade the hearts of a large circle of friends throughout this community, who realize they have lost a very dear friend.

May the good Father above comfort her bereaved ones is the sincere wish of this paper.

Those from a distance who were here the first of the week to attend the funeral of their relative, Mrs. Annie Teltschik, included the following: Mr. Adolf Butschek and family of Nordheim, Mr. John A. Burns and family of Sabinal, Miss Florence Teltschik of Brenham, Miss Delores Teltschik of Freyburg, Mr., Raymond Teltschik of El Campo, Mr. Rudolf Teltschik of Strawn, Mr. W. H. Million and family of El Campo.

The Weimar Mercury, Friday, January 18, 1935
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Teltschik, David


Mr. David Teltschik, one of the oldest settlers of this section, died at the family residence near Oakland Monday of last week, after an illness extending over several years, The remains were prepared for burial and interment took place at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery, this city, the following Wednesday afternoon at 5:30, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran pastor, officiating. The funeral was largely attended, attesting the high esteem in which Mr. Teltschik was held by his friends and neighbors.

The pall bearers were, as follows: Active, Johnnie Miller, J. D. Mayes, V. J. Mucala, Joe Till, Steve Wick and Frank Seifert. Honorary, Otto Leppin, Chas. Hollien, Mem Rhodes, Hy. Birkmann, Fritz Gold, Sr., and Louis Pavlik.

David Teltschik was horn May 30,1845, in Moravia, Austria. In 1885 with his family he emigrated to this country, coming via Galveston, and first settled near Schulenburg, where he engaged in farming. Later he moved to this county, near Oakland, where he lived up to the time of his death. In 1869 he was united in marriage to Miss Annie Hickel. Eleven children Blessed this union, three of whom died in infancy. Besides the widow, eight children still survive, as follows: Mrs. Louise Butschek, Nordheim ; Ernest Teltschik, Weimar; Rud, 'Teltschik, Palo Pinto; Mrs. John Burns, Sabinal; Henry Teltschik Texarkana, Ark, Gustave, Herman and Willie Teltschik, Weimar; also two adopted children--Mrs. LesLie Taylor of Weimar, and Raymond Teltschik, who lived with the adopted father until the latter's death. There are also thirty-five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren surviving. Mr. Teltschik was 81 years old at the time of his death.

The writer had known Mr. Teltschik for many, many years and during all that time had never beard aught against his character. He was a quiet, peaceable, good citizen, a devoted husband, and a father who had raised a fine family of children, all of them men and women of high character and standing wherever they reside. As a neighbor and friend, he was all that could be wished for, being ever ready to help those who needed his assistance, and with a cheerful, friendly greeting for everyone with whom he came in contact. The passing of this good man will be keenly felt throughout this community, where he had lived so long a time.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, May 28, 1926, page 1

Teltschik, Emma

Miss Emma Teltschik Is Stricken by Death

A sad death indeed was that of Miss Emma Teltschik 26 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Teltschik which occurred at the family home seven miles southwest of Weimar Friday afternoon of last week. The young lady had but recently returned from a visit to a girlfriend in the Schulenburg sect!on. While away from here she contracted a severe cold, and although still suffering from same on her return home, she did not complain, and the family did not realize the seriousness of her trouble.
On last Friday it was decided to kill a hog, and members of the family were busily engaged in this task, in which Miss Emma participated. She suddenly left and went into the home. She sent word to her father that she was ill and unable to assist further. Mr. Teltschik became alarmed and went to the house at once. Arriving there, he saw from her talk and actions that she was a very sick girl. He at once put her to bed and summoned a physician. The latter made his way to the Teltschik home as quickly as possible and gave the girl a couple of sedative powders, but had been there only a few minutes when she breathed her last.

Funeral arrangements were made and the body brought to St. Michael’s Church Saturday afternoon, where after touching services by Rev. Jos. Szymanski, it was laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery.

In the death of this sweet, popular and deserving daughter, the bereaved parents, relatives and friends have the sincere sympathy of all. To see her taken almost without a moment's warning is indeed a hard blow.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to our bereaved friends. Mr. and Mrs. Teltschik, in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, February 7, 1930, page 1

Teltschik, Ernest

Funeral Rites for Teltschik, 72, Held Sunday A. M.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock for Ernst Teltschik, 72, at St. Michael's Church, with Msgr. Jos. Szymanski officiating, assisted by Rev. Leo Pesek. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Ernest Teltschik was a son of the late David and Annie Teltschik and was born January 15, 1872, in Europe. He died at the family residence in the Oakland-Content community on Thursday, August 31, after an illness of ten months. Mr. Teltschik came to America in the year 1884. On November 18, 1902, he was united in marriage to Miss Ludmilla Kainer at High Hill, the couple making their home on a farm in the Oakland community.

Mr. Teltschik was quite an extensive farmer and stock raiser. He was engaged in railroad work for about ten years. He was a member of the Catholic Church. At the time of his death he had attained the age of 72 years, 7 months and 16 days.

Active pallbearers included Alphonse Kainer, Edwin Kainer, Victor Kainer, Alfred Butschek, Alphonse Teltschik, Erwin Teltschik, Ed Kloesel. Honorary pallbearers appointed by the family included Lester Lipperdt, J. D. Havemann, V. J. Mucula, Joe S. Berger, Edmund Kosler, Joe Berger, Jr., Emil Hoffman, Ed Rabel, Henry J. Laas.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ludmilla Teltschik, four daughters, Mrs. Ella Manofsky of Houston, Mrs. Annie Manofsky of Oakland, Mrs. StelIa Wind of Aransas Pass and Mrs. Ida Berger of Weimar; four sons, Emil Teltschik of Weimar, Maurice Teltschik of Houston, George Teltschik of Hallettsville, and Sgt. Alex Teltschik now stationed at Eagle Pass; five brothers, Rudolf of Strawn, Henry of Marshal, Gustav, Herman and Willie of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Butschek of Nordheim, and Mrs. Agnes Burns of Sabinal: also surviving are one adopted brother and sister, Mrs. Leslie Taylor of Weimar and Raymond Teltschik of El Campo.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, September 8, 1944, page 1

Teltschik, Erwin G.

Erwin Teltschik, 43, Succumbs to Brain Ailment

Death came at about noon Tuesday, Sept. 10, for Erwin G. Teltschik, 43-year-old Weimar businessman, ending a fight for life that began four months ago with the first symptoms of a brain ailment.

He sucumbed shortly after undergoing an emergency operation at Methodist Hospital in Houston, his fourth in the past few weeks. His death came as a shock to many friends and business associates here, for although he had been on the critical list several times during the illness, he had appeared to be doing so well just before the third operation that was to be the final step to his recovery.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, he had operated a service station here 18 years and before that had been a route salesman and store clerk.

Born Sept. 20, 1913, at Oakland, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Teltschik. He married Miss Leona Koehler here Sept. 21. 1940. He was a member and church councilman of Weimar Evangelical and Reformed Church, member of Texas Service Station Association, and was newly elected president of the Weimar Lions Club.

Funeral services will be held in the E&R Church this (Thursday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, the body to lie in state at Hubbard Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. will officiate and interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leona Teltschik, and two sons, Erwin Jr. and David; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Teltschik of Oakland; and a brother, Alfred Teltschik of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, September 13, 1957, page 1

Teltschik, George A.


WEIMAR - George G. Teltschik, 94, passed away on Saturday, Jan. l3, 2007.

He was born in Oakland on Oct. 4, 1912 and attended school in Oakland and Weimar. He was a farmer and rancher in the Appelt's Hill area of Lavaca County until he retired. He spent the next twenty years with his wife at their home in Weimar until they moved to the River Oaks Care Center in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, Ernest and Ludmilla Teltschik; three brothers, Oscar, Emil and Maurice; and five sisters, Emma, Ella, Annie, Stella and Ida. He is survived by: his wife of 71 years, Hedwig; one brother, Alex Teltschik and wife Polly of Sandia; two sons, Donald of Kissimmee, Fla., and Clarence and wife Brenda of Columbus; one daughter, Audrey and husband Wilbur Jahn of Round Rock; nine grandchildren, Gary, Adam, Richard, Eric, Aaron and David Teltschik, Joy Ragusa, Michele Benton and Patti Jahn-Hooyman; eleven great-grandchildren, Trent, Morgan, Claire, Jordon, Dustin, Megan, Jonathan and Charley Ann Teltschik, Morgan Ragusa and Alex and Byron Hooyman; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, with burial at Andrews Chapel Cemetery in Lavaca County.

Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 601 S. Eagle, Weimar, TX 78962.

Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar, 979-725-8561.

Published in the Victoria Advocate from 1/16/2007 - 1/17/2007.
Submitted by Matt Cross

Teltschik, Hedwig Lena (Rode)

H. Teltschik Services Set Sept. 4

Hedwig Lena Teltschik, 97, passed away on Monday, Sept. 1, at the River Oaks Care Center in Columbus.

She was born in the Hackberry Community in Lavaca County on March 27, 1911 and attended school in Shiloh.

Hedwig was united in marriage to George Teltschik on Nov. 26, 1935, in Hackberry.

She was a homemaker in the Appelt's Hill area of Lavaca County until she and her husband retired.

She spent the next 20 years with her husband at their home in Weimar until they moved to the River Oaks Assisted Living Care Center in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents Richard and Meta Rode, one brother Edmund Rode; two sisters, Ida Krizak and Adele Teltschik

She is survived by one brother, Arthur Rode of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Donald of Kissimmee, Fla. and Clarence and wife Brenda of Columbus; one daughter, Audrey and husband Wilbur Jahn of Round Rock

Also, she is survived by nine grandchildren, Gary, Adam, Richard, Eric, Aaron and David Teltschik; Joy Ragusa, Michele Benton and Patti Jahn-Hooyman; twelve great-grandchildren, Trent, Morgan, Claire, Jordon, Dustin, Megan, Jonathan, Charley Ann and Cole Teltschik and Morgan Ragusa and Alex and Byron Hooyman, as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

Visitation will be at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m.

Memorials may be mde to Faith Lutheran Church, 601 S. Eagle, Weimar, Texas 78962.

Weimar Mercury, September 4, 2008, page 2A

Teltschik, Julia Ann (Polk)

Heart Attack Fatal For Mrs. Teltschik; Rites Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gus Teltschik, 74, who died of a heart attach at 7 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at her home near Oakland, were held here Sunday morning, Feb 17.

Rev. John Bily officiated in the services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery at Schulenburg.

The former Miss Julia Ann Polk, she was born Dec. 27, 1888, at Schulenburg, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stefan Polk. She was married at Schulenburg to Gus Teltschik on October 13, 1908, and they lived at High Hill until moving to the Oakland area in about 1913. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann' Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Alfred Teltschik of Dilley, Texas; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; six brother, Emil and Anton Polk of Schulenburg, Joe Polk of Channelview, Edward Polk of Port Arthur, Steve Polk of Waco and Herman Polk of Mart; and four sisters, Mrs.Louise Haidusek of Schulenburg; Mrs. Annie Hoffmann of Mart, Mrs. Mary Miller of Waco and Mrs.Albina Schimmer of Corsicana. A son, Erwin, preceded her in death in 1957.

Pallbearers were five grandsons, Alfred Teltschik Jr., Don Teltschik, Erwin Teltschik, David Teltschik and Glenn Teltschik, and E. J. Haidusek. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Polk and Paul John Polk.

Weimar Mercury, February 21, 1963

Teltschik, Louise (Koehn)

Mrs. W. Teltschik Succumbs at 77; Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Teltschik, 77, a lifelong resident of the Oakland area south of Weimar, were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 27, at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Rev. F. H. Horak officiated. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery here.

Mrs. Teltschik died at 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Denners Hospital in Houston after an illness of five months.

The former Louise Koehn, she was born near Oakland on January 25, 1891, a daughter of F. C. and Dorothy Mabes Koehn. She was married to Mr. Teltschik in Weimar Nov. 26, 1913. She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Olin (Delores) Hopmann of Houston and Mrs. Juan (Florence) Mathews of Midland; and two grandsons, Michael and Mark Mathews of Midland.

Two sisters, Mrs. Annie Reichert and Mrs. Alma Blaschke, both of Nordheim, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, November 28, 1968, page 10

Teltschik, Ludmilla (Kainer)

Funeral for Mrs. Teltschik Here Feb. 19

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernest (Ludmilla) Teltschik, 96, of New Braunfels, were held Thursday, Feb. 19, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Teltschik died Feb. 17 of pneumonia.

Born July 11, 1879 at High Hill, she was the daughter of Anton and Theresia (Kloesel) Kainer. She was married to Mr. Teltschik on Nov. 18, 1902, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, High Hill, and they settled on a farm near Oakland. After the death of her husband on Aug 31, 1944, she moved to New Braunfels to make her home with her daughter.

She is survived by three sons, Maurice Teltschik of Houston, George Teltschik of Hallettsville and Alex Teltschik of Robstown; four daughters, Mrs. Fred (Ella) Manofsky of Houston, Mrs. Joe (Annie) Manofsky of Weimar, Mrs. Kenneth (Stella) Garey of Sandia and Mrs. George (Ida) Berger of New Braunfels; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Three children preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were her six grandsons, A. J. Manofsky of Beaumont, Clarence Teltschik of Houston, Ernest Teltschik of Houston, Franklin Berger of New Braunfels, and Robert and Jimmy Teltschik of Robstown.

Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1976, page 3

Teltschik, Mary (Till)

Final Rites for Mrs. Teltschik, 81, Held Friday

Funeral services were held here Friday morning, March 14, for Mrs. Herman (Mary) Teltschik, 81, who died of a heart attack at her home at about 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Rev. Albert Hubertus and Rev. John Muggivan officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Born Dec. 16, 1887, near Weimar, she was a daughter of Stephen and Tracy Till. She was married to Mr. Teltschik on Nov. 14, 1910 at St. Michael's Church. They settled on a farm near Oakland where they have lived since. She was a member of St. Ann's Society.

Her husband survives, along with two sons, Alfonse Teltschik of Taft and Leo Teltschik of Corpus Christi; three daughters Mrs. Neal (Lillie) Schmalstieg of Seadrift and Mrs. Otto (Edna) Michalke of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Walter (Van Lee) Ohnheiser of San Marcos; 11 grand children and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Adolph (Tracy) Skrobanek of Houston, Mrs. Hilda Seifert of Weimar and Mrs. Albert (Ida) Klockmann of Eagle Lake.

A sister, Mrs. Annie Helmcamp, and a brother, Joe Till, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Curby Ohnheser, Arnold Michalke, Norman and Carvin Teltschik, grandsons; and Edwin Seifert, Hugo Helmcamp, Arnold Klockmann and Johnnie Skrobanek, nephews.

Weimar Mercury, March 20, 1969,pages 1 & 10

Teltschik, Willie

W. Teltschik Funeral Held Here June 12

Funeral services for Willie Teltschik, 94, of Weimar were held Thursday, June 12, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Teltschik, a farmer and rancher, died Monday, June 9, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

Born January 4, 1892, near Weimar, he was a son of David and Anna (Hickel) Teltschik. He married Louise Koehn here on Nov. 25, 1913. He was a member of Weimar Untied Church of Christ.

Teltschik's wife died in 1968. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Delores and Olin Hopmann of Houston and Florence and Juan Matthews of Bedford; two grandsons, Michael Matthews of Bedford and Mark Matthews of Albuquerque, N.M.; two great-granddaughters, Susan and Laura Matthews; and a sister, Mrs. Stella Taylor of Weimar. Six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Michael Matthews, Mark Mathews, Maurice Teltschik, George Teltschik, Alex Teltschik, Alfons Teltschik and Curby Ohnheiser.

Weimar Mercury, June 19, 1986
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Tendick, Kate (Schmidt)

The receipt of the news of the death of Mrs. Kate Tendick, consort of Mr. R. P. Tendick, of this city, cast a gloom over our little city last Monday. Mrs. Tendick died in San Antonio last Sunday. She has been an invalid for some time, and her husband has deprived himself of her society several summers in order that she might, in the mountains west of San Antonio, be restored to health. But his solicitous care has been of no avail, and his beloved wife now “sleeps the sleep of the just.” Mrs. Tendick was a native of this place, an estimable lady, loving wife and indulgent mother.

Colorado Citizen, February 17, 1881, page 3

Tengler, Ernest August


Funeral services were held for Ernest August Tengler Saturday, April 19 at Henneke Funeral home in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral home with Rev. Clarence James officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Tengler was born April 18, 1921 in Columbus to Ferdinand Tengler and Alma Wink Tengler. He married Lera May Wells Tengler December 16. 1952.

Mr. Tengler was a retired oil field sales manager for Grey Tool Company. He was also a Baptist. He was affiliated with the V.F.W. lodge and he also served in WW ll.

Survivors include his wife, Lera Tengler of Onalaska; two step-sons, Ward Harold Spain of Baytown and Roger Wayne Spain of Palestine; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Maples of Glidden and Margaret Kahlden of Houston; one brother, Billy Tengler of Houston; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Tengler, Edgar Brandt, Henry "Sonny" Maples, Terry Brown, Sidney Chollett and Howard Chollett.

Colorado County Citizen, April 24, 1986, page 2

Tengler, Ferdinand

F. A. Tengler Dies Christmas Day; County Native

F. A. Tengler, native Colorado county farmer and rancher, was laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery here Monday after services at the Columbus Funeral home at 4 p.m. conducted by Rev. Norman Roberts, pastor of the Columbus Baptist church.

Mr. Tengler died Christmas Day in a Houston hospital after several months' illness.

He was born at Nada May 14, 1895. and had lived all his life in this county. His home is south of Columbus. He served overseas during World War I.

Survivors Include his widow, Mrs. Edna Lange Tengler; a brother and 2 sisters.

Colorado County Citizen, December 30, 1954

Tengler, Hilda Helen (Brandt)


Funeral services were held for Hilda Helen (Brandt) Tengler, 87, Sunday, Sept, 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. Burial was in the Brandt Cemetery in Holman. The Rev. Dan Kahlich officiated.

She died Sept. 20 in Columbus.

Born Jan. 15, 1914 in Weimar, she was the daughter of Heinrich Emil and Helene Gerhardine (Schmidt) Brandt. She married Howard Marcus Tengler Sept. 25, 1932. She was a homemaker, seamstress and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lois David and husband John of Weimar, Barbary Dybala and husband Leonard of Hallettsville, Rita and Michael Krenek of Fayetteville, and Vivian Ellis of Columbus; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Tengler of Schulenburg and Mary Brandt of Columbus; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; ; husband; sons, Carlton, Travis and Howard Wayne Tengler; two sisters, Hertha Karm and Elsia Brandt; six brothers, Adolph, Otto, Reinhrdt, Edwin, Edgar, and Herbert Brandt; and one grand-child.

Henneke Funeral Home, Ltd, of Columbus was in charge of arrangements.

The Fayette County Record, 28 September, 2001
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne 4 February 2007

Tengler, Jesse W.

Jesse Tengler, 52, Dies As Car Flips Near Katy

Jesse Tengler, who farms near Columbus, was killed and a Houston woman was injured at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday when a car carrying seven persons ran off Highway 90 near Katy and overturned.

Mr. Tengler was pronounced dead on the scene by an investigator from the Harris County medical examiner’s office. He died of a crushed chest and a fractured skull, an autopsy showed.

His sister-in-law, Mrs. Carlton Tengler, 22 of Houston was taken to Jefferson Davis Hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and her condition was described as good Sunday afternoon. The others were not injured.

Driver of the car was Mr. Tengler’s nephew, Howard Wayne Tengler, 28, of Houston.
Highway Patrolman Wayne Rice said the car, headed toward Houston, swerved off the road and came to rest upside down, 200 feet farther along the shoulder. No one was thrown out.
Funeral services for Mr. Tengler were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Tuesday morning, June 19. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery at Columbus. Rev. Charles Young, Baptist pastor here, officiated.

Mr. Tengler, a World War II veteran, was born Sept. 19, 1900, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Tengler, and spent his boyhood near Weimar.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Tom Maples of Glidden and Mrs. Margaret Kahlden of Houston; and eight brothers, William Tengler, Ernest Tengler, Louis Chollet[sic], Ed Tengler and George Tengler, all of Houston, Leo Chollet[sic] of San Antonio, Henry Tengler of Dickinson and Howard Tengler of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1962, page 1

Tengler, Kennth Duane

K. Tengler Funeral Held At Columbus

Funeral services for Kenneth Duane Tengler, 30, of New Caney were held Thursday, July 2, from Henneke Funeral Home at Columbus. Burial was in Brandt Cemetery near Holman. Rev. Eugene Fitzwater officiated.

Tengler, a carpenter, died June 28 at his home.

Born May 9, 1962 at Columbus, he was a son of Carlton Ray and Ida Lanora (Brown) Tengler.

Surviving are his mother, Lanora Tengler of Valdez, Alaska; his father, Carlton “Callie” Tengler of Columbus; two sisters, Shirley Tengler of Anchorage, Alaska and Jackie Smith of Texarkana; a brother, Glenn Tengler of Texarkana; and his grandmother, Hilda Tengler of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Shane Carter, Glen Tengler Sr., Ron Brown, Carlos Camacho, Bobby Woodard, Keith Hubbard, Larry Ellis and Bob Hagen

The Weimar Mercury, 16 July 1991
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne, 4 February, 2007

Tenney, Infant

The infant son of Mr. Tenney, telegraph operator at this place died last Sunday night, and his loved remains were committed to earth in the city cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. M. S. Hotchkiss officiating.

“Beautiful spirit, free from all care,
Ours is the heartache, the sorrow and pain,
Thine is the glory and infinite gain--
Thy slumber is sweet.”

Colorado Citizen, August 23, 1888, page 3

Tenzler, Curt Wilhelm


C Tenzler, who we reported as dangerously ill in last issue, died the 13th, at 3 o’clock, p.m., and was buried in the Odd Fellows’ Rest the 14th. His remains were followed to the grave by a very large concourse of friends. The Verein Frohsinn, of which he was a member, took charge of the body. The Weimar Brass Band lead the procession and played several plaintive airs. The Club sang a dirge at the grave. He was buried by the side of his brother, the Doctor, who died a few months ago. Our townsman, Joe Berger, read a memorial in German appropriate to the occasion. He leaves a loving sister in this place, a brother in Washington Territory, an old father and mother in Germany, to mourn his death. He was about 26 years of age--was a druggist in this place and very popular.

Colorado Citizen, January 20, 1887

Tenzler, Rudolph Moritz


We are extremely saddened to chronicle the death of Dr. R. Tenzler, which occurred in this place, at his brother’s residence, (C. Tenzler,) the morning of the 7th of this month of Bright’s disease. The Doctor has been a constant but uncomplaining sufferer for nearly one year--has been confined to his room and bed for many months. He had all the medical attention that could be had, with kind nursing from his two brothers, and a devoted sister who has watched beside his couch with untiring anxiety and affection during his entire illness. His remains were followed to the City Cemetery by many friends and laid away in the “Odd Fellows Rest” to await the resurrection morn. The Weimar brass band played the funeral dirge, Joe Berger read an address in the German language at the grave, touching upon the virtues and memory of the deceased, when the body was committed to the earth as it was, and the spirit to God who gave it.

Colorado Citizen, May 13, 1886

Terrell, Eloise M. (Frazar)

Mrs. W. R. Terrell Dies While At Church Sunday

The Eagle Lake community was shocked last weekend to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Eloise Terrell while attending services at First Presbyterian church last Sunday morning, August 11th.

Mrs. Terrell was beside her sister, Mrs. Donna Wood, while singing a hymn opening services at the church Sunday morning. At the conclusion of the song she collapsed across the chair in front of her without showing any previous signs of illness. Her death came almost instantaneously from coronary thrombosis. Medical aid was summoned as soon as Mrs. Terrell was carried from the church but to no avail.

Mrs. Terrell was a native of this community and resided here throughout her entire life.

Funeral services were held from the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock with Billy Tom McDaniel, student supply pastor of the church, officiating. Mrs. Clara May Nash played favorite hymns at the organ.

Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, Serving, as pallbearers were David Wintermann, Raymond Waddell, Bruce Waddell, Joe S. Reed, Jr., Joe Lee McCreary, Robert R. Wells, Jr. and Jack Dixon, Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Eloise Frazar was born the daughter of Underwood and [Clara] Stats Frazar in Eagle Lake on February 25th, 1898. She and Waldo R. Terrell were married in Richmond on December 17, 1918. Mr. Terrell preceded her in death in 1944.

Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Clifford E. Evoritt, Jr., one sister, Mrs. Donna Wood, and two grandchildren, Jerrald Preston Evoritt and Julia Ann Evoritt.

Her life was filled with the joy and association of her family. Her love for them and for all of the many, many friends throughout the community shall be missed immensely.

A host of relatives and friends from this community and from out-of-town gathered Tuesday afternoon to pay final homage to their loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 15, 1957
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Terrell, Josephine (Hagan) Wright

Josephine Wright Terrell

Josephine Wright Terrell, 93, of San Antonio passed away on June 9 at her residence in San Antonio.

She was born March 5, 1916 in Yoakum to George and Sally Jo Turner Hagan. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in San Antonio. She was a past member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Columbus and Wharton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Ray Wright; second husband Forrest Terrell; five sisters, Georgie Brzovskis, Minnie Stark, Inez Polis, Joyce Vick and Johnnie Lou Hagan; four brothers, C.O. Hagan, Doc Hagan, Allen Ray Hagan and George Hagan; and one great granddaughter, Ashley Blackwell.

She is survived by daughters, Bonnie Jo Poenitzsch Pfannstiel and husband Curt of San Antonio and Connie Ray Denby and husband Kenneth of Sylvester, Ga.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services took place Sunday, June 14 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with funeral with Father Dan Kahlich officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Ray Poenitzsch, Reed Darragh, Brandon Darragh, Nyle Polis, Bobby Stark and Steve Hoech.

Memorials may be given to Odyssey Hospice Healthcare, 4440 Piedras Dr. South, Suite 125, San Antonio, Texas 78228

Colorado County Citizen, June 16, 2009
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Terrell, Lena (Rosenbaum)

Mrs. Lena R. Terrell Buried Here Sunday

Funeral services were held at 3:30 o’clock on Sunday afternoon from Christ Episcopal Church for Mrs. Lena Rosenbaum Terrell who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Bristols in Houston about 1 o’clock Saturday morning. The body was brought overland from Houston and lay in state at the Mill Funeral Home on Sunday until time of the services. Rev. Skardon D'Aubert of the Church the Good Shepherd in Houston officiated. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers were C.E Evoritt, Sr., A.F Harbert, M.L Anderson, S.O Boothe, W.E. McRee and E.C. Terrell.

Mrs. Terrell was born May 7, 1857 and would have celebrated her 90th birthday this year. Her birth place was St. Louis, Mo., and in 1882 the family moved to Marshall , Missouri. She was a school teacher in St. Louis where she met and married J.M. Terrell, who also taught school in that ?. They were married in 1879. The family moved to Texas in 1911 and resided near Eagle Lake. Mr. Terrell, who was a successful farmer of this area, passed away in 1930. Mrs. Terrell made her home in Eagle Lake for a number of years before going to Houston to reside with the family of her daughter. She was among this city’s most charming ladies and numbered her friends by her acquaintances. She leaves two children, Harry Terrell and Mrs. Ida Bristols of Houston, one grandchild, Mrs. C.E. Evoritt, Jr. of Eagle Lake and three great-grandchildren, Judy and Joan Bristols and Gerald Evoritt. A 12 year old daughter died many years ago. Her son, Waldo Terrell, prominent Eagle Lake Business man and farmer, died ? years ago. Mrs. B.H. McElhinney, a daughter, also preceded her mother in death about nine years ago. A grandson, Edward Bristols lost his life in an automobile accident last year. Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family in their sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight; February 7, 1947
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Terrell, Mary Vera (Waligura)


Mary Vera Terrell, 90, of Garwood, passed away Feb. 17 at Columbus Commu-nity Hospital.

She was born March 9, 1914 to Joseph J. Waligura and Vernoica "Vera" Perdoch and married Archie Neal Terrell June 19, 1937. She was a member of the First Baptist church in Columbus and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Josephine Warren; brothers, Charlie, Ralph, Frank, Joseph and Mike Waligura.

She is survived by sisters-in-law, Bertha Waligura, of Amarillo, Juanita Waligura, of Garwood, Mary Ann Waligura, of Garwood, Louise Waligura, of Bay City, Hazel Terrell, of DeRidder, La. and Alma Waligura, of Houston; brother-in-law, George Terrell, of DeRidder, La.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus with the Rev. Sammy Carr officiating.

Pallbearers were Michael Waligura, Bill Rutta, Richard Waligura, Thomas Waligura, Charles Waligura and Billy Felts. Honorary pallbearers were Gus Miller and John Meismer

Colorado County Citizen, February 23, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Terrell, Richard E.


San Antonio, Texas, Jan. 7.--Cadets Richard E. Terrell, 22, and Charles Shields, 22, both members of the attack section of the advanced flying school at Kelly field, here, were killed instantly Friday morning when their ships collided at 1500 feet altitude, and fell to earth in tail spins.

Cadet Terrell was the son of I. E. Terrell of Eagle Lake, Texas and Shields’ home was in Durand, Mich.

Cadet Terrell either attempted to jump from his plane or was thrown from it during the fall. His body was found several feet away from the twisted mass of wreckage. Cadet Shields, however, was caught fast in the wreckage of his plane.

The accident occurred as students of the attack section were flying in three-ship formation. Terrell and Shields were in different formations and the collision came as two formations were making a cross-over turn, an intricate maneuver.

Both ships went into tail spins as the landing gear of the top plane struck the wing of the one beneath it. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1927, page 7

Terrell, Waldo Rosembaum

Waldo Terrell Dies Tuesday In Eagle Lake

Special to The Citizen

Eagle Lake, Jan 25--Funeral services for Waldo Terrell, 61, prominent farmer and cattleman of this place, were held here Wednesday afternoon with interment at Lakeside cemetery, Rev. R. A. Park officiating.

Mr. Terrell was born in Marshall, Mo., a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Terrell. He had lived in Eagle Lake for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Frazar Terrell; a daughter Miss Betty Jule Terrell; his mother, Mrs. J. N. Terrell; a sister Mrs W. P. Brisbois and a brother Henry Terrell all of Houston.

Pallbearers were Cliff Evoritt, R.R. Wells, Earl Rodgers, J. N. Frazar, Vernor Matthews and R. H. McElhenny.

Colorado County Citizen, January 27, 1944

Terrill, Samuel

An obituary of Mr. Sam’l Terrill, recently deceased, appears in the Citizen today. He spent an eventful and useful life and his “gray hairs” go down to the grave with just and honorable praise.


On the 25th inst. Mr. Samuel Terrill departed this life at the residence of his son Dr. C. M. Terrill in Colorado county. The deceased was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the year 1780. He passed through the vicissitudes of a long and eventful life and laid down to rest in Texas. In early life and in the vigor of manhood he was distinguished for his enterprise and energy. In the year 1803 he moved to Natchez where he established the first Democratic paper that was published on the banks of the Mississippi. In that State he resided for many years. In the pecuniary troubles of 1836 and 1837, he suffered and was reduced from an affluence and wealth which had been the care of many years to accumulate. In 1844 he came to Texas for the purpose of retrieving his fortune and for some years lived in the Eastern part of the State. He was noted for his afability and courtesy. To these were united the virtues of the Christian gentleman. Having passed the period of life allotted by the Psalmist to man, he calmly and serenely saw the approach of the great change – for him it had no terror:

—"But sustained and soothed
By an unfaltering trust, approached his grave
Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." [Burial place unknown]

Colorado County Citizen, September 4, 1858
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Tesch, Annie (Marek)

WEIMAR, Tex., March 18.-- Mrs. Annie Tesch, 28, wife of A.G. Tesch, a lifelong resident and merchant of Oakland, died at the family home Wednesday morning, at 6 o'clock, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Tesch was born at Oakland, several miles south of Weimar, in 1898, and had taken a prominent part in church work.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Tesch is survived by two little daughters, Elvin, 5, and Maxine, 3; her mother, Mrs. Marek of Oakland; five sisters, Mrs. Louis Prather of Needville, Mrs. W. Hughes of Hallettsville, Mrs. Otto Wolters, Mrs. Joe Petralsky of Oakland and Miss Hettie Marek of Houston; four brothers, Frank, Ed, Emil and Joe of Oakland.

Funeral arrangements have been made for Friday morning at St. Michael's Church, Weimar, with Rev. Joseph Szymanski officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

San Antonio Express, Friday, March 19, 1926
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Mrs. Albert Tesch Dies

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Albert Tesch of Oakland was received here early Wednesday morning, her death occurring at or about 6 o’clock. From particulars at had, we understand that Mrs. Tesch was afflicted with erysipelas, and suffered intensely for many days prior to her death. Everything possible was done for her. Physicians from a distance were called in, and they, together with family and friends, vied with one another in an effort to stay the hand of Death, but it was all for naught—God’s finger touched her and she slept.

Mrs. Tesch was a lady highly esteemed by neighbors, a devoted wife and mother, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section. The funeral will take place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, Friday about noon.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, Friday, March 19, 1926
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Mrs. Albert Tesch Dies

The sad news of the death of Mrs. Albert Tesch, one of the finest ladies of the Oakland section, was received here with sincere regret.

This lady had been ill about two weeks suffering from Erysipelas. Faint hopes were held for her the last few days.

Deceased passed from this vale of tears Tuesday night to enter that land that knows no sorrow and pain.

She is survived by her beloved husband and two little girls, one aged about 7 years and one about 3 years.

To them the Sticker tenders its sincere sympathy and condolence in this their greatest sorrow.

The Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, March 19, 1926
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Tesch, Flora Novella (Simmons)


Flora Novella Tesch, 67, of Sheridan, passed away March 1.

She was born on Sept. 13, 1939 in Covington to Howard and Georgia Stephens Simmons and married Clifton "Bud" Tesch Nov. 10, 1956 in Cuero. She was an employee of Tandy Brands in Yoakum for 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents.

She is survived by her son Shannon "Bubba" Tesch of Sheridan; daughters, Terri Kershner of Sheridan, Michelle Mowery of Hallettsville, Kim Brocker of Sheridan, and Renee Spangenberg of Sublime; brothers, Don Simmons of Deer Park, David Simmons of Marshall, Gary Simmons of Galveston, Baron Simmons of Alvin, and Faron Simmons of Waco; sisters, Deniece Taylor of Centerville, and Yvonne Burkhart of Braden; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted March 5 at First Baptist Church of Sheridan with the Rev. Jim Dunn officiating. Interment followed at Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were Randy Kershner, Leslie Kershner, Chris Brocker, Mason Mowery, Clifton Spangen-berg, Jacob Spangenberg, Bryan Tesch and Brent Simmons.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Don Simmons and Mitchell Mowery.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

Colorado County Citizen, March 7, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Tesch, Lester E.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Lester Tesch Sr. who passed away quite suddenly Sunday, Aug, 15. He was 84 years old and had lived in Sheridan his entire life. He could best be described as a simple man who enjoyed his grandchildren. His wife, Estelle passed away in Oct 1992.  They brought up seven sons and a daughter and seldom were without a grandchild by their side.  Funeral service is today, Thursday, Aug. 19. at 10 a.m. in the Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville. Burial will follow at Cheetham Cemetery near Sheridan.

Eagle Lake Headlight August 19, 1993
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Tesch, Madie Estelle (Fuller)

Madie Estelle Tesch

January 11, 1918 – October 7, 1992

Madie Estelle Tesch, age 74, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 1992, in the Hallettsville Hospital. She was born January 11, 1918, in Sheridan to Harley and Maude Nooch Briscoe Fuller.  She married Lester Tesch in Sublime, Feb. 5, 1938. She was a housewife and good neighbor to friends and family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Sheridan.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, LaVem Shaffer of Sheridan; seven sons, Dean, Glenn and Dwayne of Hallettsville, Lester Jr., Oscar, Tom and Bud of Sheridan; two sisters, Voydell Cousins of Sheridan and Ruth Mae Brinkmeyer of Houston; three brothers, Alvin Fuller of Hallettsville, Roy Lee and l.W. Fuller of Sheridan; 23 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, October 9, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Brent Pittman officiating. Burial followed in the Cheetham Cemetery near Sheridan.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight October 15, 1992
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Tesch, Peggy (Cousins)

Peggy Tesch, 38, of Rosenberg, died at 7:15 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 1985, at her home.

She was born March 3, 1947 in Columbus.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 29, at Sheridan baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Hessong officiating. 

Burial followed in Cheetham Cemetery under the direction of Kubena Funeral Home of Hallettsville. 

Pallbearers were George Kincheloe, Herbert Kincheloe, Claude Middleton, Louis Botard, Melvin Fuller and Stanley Fuller.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Tesch of Rosenberg, her parents, Mr. amd Mrs. Earl Cousins of Sheridan; a son Scott Jeffery Tesch of Rosenberg; a sister, Mrs. Linda Davidson of Edna; and her paternal grandmother, Mae Utz of San Antonio.

Tribune Herald, July 5, 1985
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Tesch, Tommy Lee

Tom Tesch

Sheridan - Tom Tesch, 54, of Sheridan, died Monday, August 16, 1999. 

He was born Nov. 30, 1944, in Sheridan, to the late Lester E. Sr. and Madie Estelle Fuller Tesch.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church Sheridan.

Survivors:  companion, Debra Michalke of Sheridan; daughter, Morgan Tesch of Yoakum; son, Trevor Tesch of Yoakum; sister, Laverne " Sissy" Milner of Hallettsville; brothers, Dean Tesch and Glen Tesch, both of Hallettsville, and Lester Tesch, Oscar Tesch and Dwayne Tesch, all of Sheridan. 

Preceded in death by brothers, Clifton Albert Tesch and Walter Bruce Tesch. 

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. at Kubena Funeral Home Chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Bro. Del Sanford officiating.

Burial will be at Cheetham Cemetery, Kubena Funeral Home, Hallettsville, 798-3271. 

The Victoria Advocate, August 17, 1999
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Thac, Doris Agnes

The infant baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thac of this section died and was buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Our sincere sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, October 9, 1931, page 1

Thac, Emelie (Knebel)

Funeral for Emelie Thac Held Dec. 30.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emelie Thac, 94, a resident of Hillje Czech Rest Home, were held Wednesday, Dec. 30, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Thac died at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the rest home, where she had lived the last 13 years.

Born July 4, 1887 at Holman, she was a daughter of John and Agnes (Kristoff) Knebel. She was married to Joe Thac at St. Michael's on Oct. 25, 1923. He died in May 1972.

Mrs. Thac was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, KJZT, and Christian Mothers Society.

She is survived by a son, Frank Thac of Houston; a son-in-law, John Veselka of El Campo; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Till and Mrs. Henry Kloesel of Weimar and Mrs. Charlie Osina of El Campo. A daughter, Mrs. Justina Veselka, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Marvin Trochta, Johnny Veselka, Darrell Thac, Kenneth Trochta, Donald Thac and Gary Trochta.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1982, page 12

Thac, Joseph Charles

No Foul Play in Joe Thac Death, Coroner Verdict

Justice of the Peace H. W. Hasse ruled that death was due to natural causes in the case of Joe Thac, 72, who died at 4:10 p.m. Saturday as he was being taken to a hospital.

Constable Joe Dusek was called to investigate after Thac died in the car of some friends as they stopped at Edwin’s Place, north of town, to get gas.

His investigation showed Thac and some friends, Andrew Mata and Julius Bednarz, had been drinking beer at Barta’s Snack Bar, then at two taverns. At the last place, Lump’s Cafe, about 3:30 p.m., Thac was standing at a juke box when he fell, striking the box with his face as he went down, according to his two friends.

The manager of the place, Mildridge Wicks, said he was outside when Thac fell.

Thac never recovered consciousness. [Interment in St Michael's Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1972

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Theuman, Alexander Charles

Theuman Brothers Die Within Week

Funeral services for Alexander Theuman, who died last Friday in Cuero, were held Saturday at Bachelor Hill, with interment in the family [Zoar] cemetery there. Rev. Frank D. Charlton officiated.

Mr. Theuman was born on October 20, 1869, at Hempstead, a son of Judge E. L. and Caroline Theuman. He was married to Elizabeth Dunlavy July 10 1895. For many years Mr Theuman taught school in Austin and Colorado counties, and he was at one time county clerk of Austin county.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Addie Henkhause of Woodsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Henicke and Mrs. Adam Burttschell of Columbus; and a brother Charles Theuman of Cat Spring; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A younger brother, Rudolph W. Theuman, died last Wednesday at Bellville, where he was buried on Friday. He also formerly taught school in Austin and Colorado counties and in 1904 [1905] was married to a Bachelor Hill girl, Nathalie [Natalie] Berger, who survives.

Five children also survive, Mrs. Arnold Uhlig of Cat Spring, Mrs. ? Uhlig of Bernardo, Mrs. M. Norvisky of Bellville, and Elmor and Allen Theuman of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, May 28, 1942

Theuman, Ernest Ludwig

Judge W. L. Theuman Dead.
Special to The News.

Columbus, Jan. 14.--Judge E. L. Theuman, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Colorado county, died suddenly _____ at his home near _____. He was born June 12, 1833 in _________, Hessen, Germany and came to America in ___ for political reasons. For _______ years he has resided in Colorado county and had been _____identified with its ______. Since January, 1874, he _____ continuously until his death justice of the peace of his precinct and teacher of the public school of his district. He was _____ on the first board of examiners for teachers in this county, which position he also filled until his death. He was a county commissioner for several terms, but voluntarily retired from that office many years ago. In 1875 he was Republican candidate for delegate to the constitutional convention and carried Colorado county over his democratic opponent, but was defeated by the other counties of the district. Upon the nomination of Grover Cleveland in 1884 he joined the democratic party,and largely through his influence the German-American vote of this county, which was formerly republican, has become almost solidly democratic. Judge Theuman could converse fluently in English, German and French and was a thorough Latin and Greek scholar. For many years he had been a member of the County Democratic Executive committee and of the White Man’s Union of the county. He was an honorary member of the Order of Herman Sons and will be interred tomorrow [Zoar Lutheran Cemetery] by the ritual of that fraternity. Judge Theuman was married thirty-four years ago, his widow and six children still surviving. His children are Alexander, Max, Charles and Rudolph Theuman and Mrs. Adam Burttschell and Mrs. Charles Hoennecke. County court will tomorrow adjourn in honor of Judge Theuman, and a bar committee, consisting of Hons. W. L. Adkins, C. R. Grobe and Lester Holt, has been appointed to draft suitable resolutions.

Weimar Mercury, January 22, 1909, page 7

Theuman, Maria Carolina (Palm)

Mrs. Caroline Theuman Dies at Son’s Home at Cat Spring.

Cat Spring, Texas, Jan 22.--Mrs. Caroline Theuman died Tuesday of pleurisy at the home of her son, Charles Theuman at the age of 75 yeas. She was born in Germany and came with her parents to America when two years of age and settled in the vicinity of Cat Spring. The body was buried Wednesday in the Lutheran Cemetery at Mentz beside that of her husband, Captain E. L. Theuman, who preceded her eleven years. She leaves three sons, Charles and R. W. Theuman of Cat Spring and Judge A. C. Theuman of Mllheim and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Burttschell of Columbus and Mrs. Louise Hennecke[Henicke] of Alleyton.

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1920, page 3

Theuman, Mary Victoria (Jochetz)

Mary Jochetz Theuman, 80, of Eagle Lake, a life-long area resident, died Monday, March 7, 1994, at her residence in Eagle Lake.

Born Dec. 23, 1913, in Nottowa, Texas near East Bernard, She was the daughter of Raymond and Genevieve (Fojtik) Jochetz. She was a graduate of Eagle Lake High School, a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake and a member of the Altar Society and Christian Mothers Association.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 10, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Father Eddied Winkler officiating . Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral home of Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Mrs. Theuman's nephews and friends.

She survived by daughters and sons-in-law Mary Ann and Johnnie Kaluza of Eagle Lake and Theresa and Joe Laughlin of Lake Jackson, sisters Betty Roesner of Katy and Georgia Nicholds of Huntsville; brothers Raymond Jochetz Jr. of Huntsville and James Jochetz of Dallas; four grandchildren, Susan Gertson of San Antonio, John Miles Kaluza of Eagle Lake and Phillip and Megan Laughlin, both of Lake Jackson; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Mrs. Theuman was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Miles Theuman in 1975; and brother Charlie Jochetz.

Colorado County Citizen, March 16, 1994
Translated by Dennis Boatright

Theuman, Max Ferdinand

Killing at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake, March 14.–In a difficulty here this evening shortly afer 5 o’clock Max Theumann received two charges of BB shot from a shotgun, about twenty shot taking effect, ranging from the head to thigh, the bulk of the shot striking in the side. Death resulted one hour later. From the best accounts obtainable, Theumann was sitting in the front door of Brasig’s saloon when his assailant fired the two shots from the front of Baring’s saddlery store, which is diagonally across the street from the saloon.

After receiving the two charges of shot Theumann walked behind the bar and out of the saloon through the rear door, falling in the closet behind the saloon, a distance of about 125 feet from where he was shot.

Immediately after the shooting Henry Burttschell surrendered to City Marshal Vineyard, handing over to him a shotgun and a pistol. The pistol was of an old-time make and a double barreled affair. A butcher knife was found on Theumann. The trouble this evening is the outcome of an old feud, which has existed fro many yers, and was not wholly unexpected. Theumann was about 40 years old and leaves a wife and seven children. He lived at Lakeside, about one mile from here, and was a rice planter. Burttschell lives about eight miles from here, near Alleyton. He is about 50 years old and also a man of a family. [Interment at Lakeside Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 25, 1910, page 2

Theut, Cecilia Agnes (Urbanovsky)

Cecilia Agnes Theut of Faytteville passed away May 15 at Columbus Community Hospital. She was 73 years of age.

Funeral services were held Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Fayetteville, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment was in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.  Father Arnold Anders officiated.

Mrs. Theut, who resided most of her life near Fayetteville, was born to Vinc Urbanovsky and the former Annie Gerik on June 16, 1906 in Fayetteville.  She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Donald J. Theut of Fayetteville; three sons, Stan of Columbus, Gilbert of Texas City and Kenneth of Katy; three sisters, Frances Sinsel, Albina Domesle and Gilbertina Hajek, all of El Campo; two brothers, Frank Urbanovsky and Charles Urbanovsky, both of El Campo, and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ludwig, Eugene, Jerry and James Urbanovsky, and Daniel, John and David Mikus.

Colorado County Citizen, May 22, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Thiel, Barbara (Bastian)

Thiel Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Mrs. Barbara Thiel of New Ulm were held Thursday, September 15, IM at 10:30 am. from Sta. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Msgr. Werner Bockholt officiating.

Interment was in the Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Thiel passed away Wednesday, September 14, 1988 at her residence. She was 81 years of age.

Born July 10, 1907 at Frelsburg, Mrs. Thiel was united in marriage with Herman Thiel in 1942 at New Ulm. She was a housewife and a member of St. Ann's Altar Society.

Her husband, Herman, preceded her In death in 1985.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ida Wendler of New Ulm; one sister-in-law, Esther Bastian; and nephews, nieces and cousins.

One brother, Joe Bastian preceded her in death in 1987.

Koenig-Peel Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, September 22, 1988, page 3

Thiel, Edmund J.

Thiel Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Edmund Thiel of La Grange were held Friday, September 18, 1987, at 9:30 a.m., at the Sergeant-Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in La Grange with Rev. Lee Eschberger of Rutersville officiating.

Interment was in Oddfellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Thiel passed away Tuesday, September 15, in the Bellville Hospital. He was 91 years of age.

Born October 30, 1895 in New Ulm, he was the son of Ernest and Emma (Ladusch) Thiel. He was a farmer and had never married. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinger.

Surviving are two nieces, Elna Brune of New UIm and Violet Cade of Pasadena; 3 nephews, George Thiel of Burton, Milton Thiel of Livingston and Wilfred Thiel of Pflugerville; one sister-in-law. Barbara Thiel of New Ulm; two brothers and sisters-in-law, August and Elsie Thiel of Plum and Ernest and Augusta Thiel of New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Anna Lewis, and one brother, Hermann.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Sergeant-Sheppard Memorial Funeral Home of La Grange.

New Ulm Enterprise, September 24, 1987, page 2

Thiel, Emma (Ladusch)

Mrs. E. Thiel Funeral Held

Funeral services were held at the Herman Thiel home near here Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Emma Thiel, 72, who died the preceding Thursday. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest with Rev. G. Wolf officiating.

Mrs. Thiel, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Ladusch, was born in Colorado county on Sept 15, 1873.

Besides her son Herman she is survived by three other sons, Ernest of near Columbus and Edmond and August of La Grange; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene G. Lewis of San Diego, Calif. and one brother, Herman Ladusch of New Ulm.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 1946
Transcribed by

Thiel, Ernest C.


Ernest C. Thiel was born in Cat Spring on February 2nd, 1865 as son of John Thiel, and his wife Elsie nee Howe. He married Miss Emma Ladusch on December 27th., 1894. Mr. Thiel lived in Austin, Walker, Fayette and Colorado counties. On April 2nd he died after only brief illness. He is survived by his wife and five children: Ed. of Westfield, August of La Grange, and Anna, Ernest, and Herman of Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted April 3rd., Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of the Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was made in the City Cemetery [Odd Fellows Rest]. -- Colorado Co. Citizen.

New Ulm Enterprise, April 11, 1935

Thiel, Herman Henry


Funeral services for Herman Henry Thiel, 74, of New Ulm were held Friday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg, with Father Werner Buchholt[sic] officiating. He passed away August 7 at Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Bellville.

The services were directed by Koenig-Peel Funeral Home of La Grange.

Burial was at the Church Cemetery and a Parish Rosary was held Friday night at the church.

Survivers[sic] include his wife, Barbara Thiel, of New Ulm three brothers, Ernest Thiel of Nelsonville, August Thiel , Plum and Edmund Thiel of Bellville; and several nieces and nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, August 15, 1985

Thiltgen, Nancy J. (LeBlanc)

Nancy J. Thiltgen - EL CAMPO

EL CAMPO - Nancy Joan Thiltgen, 67, of El Campo, died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004.

She was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Baytown, to the late Manuel June LeBlanc and Zelda Daugherty Toups. She was retired from work with Drs. Erwin and Dornak as a veterinarian assistant, and a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

Survivors: stepmother, Mary Frances LeBlanc of Dayton; daughter, Marcile Thiltgen of El Campo; son, Scott Thiltgen of Cedar Park; sister, Betty Ann Holitzke of Tyler; half brother, Jerry Stokley of Columbus; and three grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brother, Harry LeBlanc.

Visitation will be 12 noon Tuesday at the Triska Funeral Home.

Services will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, the Rev. Gary Janak officiating.

Burial will be at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Triska Funeral Home, El Campo, 979-543-3681.

Victoria Advocate online, December 20, 2004


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Thompson, Bill

A negro about 49 years old, named Bill Thompson, while out ‘coon hunting Tuesday night, at Heller’s ranch on the Sandies, fell out of a postoak tree, and injured himself so badly about the back of the neck that he died the following evening. Judge Hancock and Constable Joe Shiver went out Thursday afternoon to hold an inquest. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, August 17, 1895

Thompson, Caroline (Tait)

Mrs. Wells Thompson

Funeral services were held here for Mrs. Wells Thompson yesterday evening at three o'clock, Rev. C G. Marmion of the local Episcopal church officiating. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Mrs. Thompson passed out of this life at her home in Houston late Tuesday. She was the widow of the late Judge Wells Thompson of this city, who was prominent in the public affairs in this county for many years.

Surviving her are one sister, Mrs. Sam L. Green of Houston, two nieces, Mrs. T. T. Player and Mrs. P. R. Cruse of Houston, and two nephews, Elbert and Sam Tait of this city, who have the sympathy of the community.

Colorado County Citizen, June 21, 1934

Thompson, Charles

Mr. Chas. Thompson, a cotton buyer of Henderson, Tex., who for several years had made Weimar his headquarters in the cotton season, died at the residence of Mrs. E. Black, (where he was boarding) in this city last Monday morning about 6:30 o’clock. Mr. Thompson was a genial gentleman, upright in all his business dealings, and was the possessor of many warm friends in our little city. His remains were taken to Henderson for burial Monday afternoon. He leaves a widow and six little children to whom our sincere, heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1898, page 5

Thompson, Douglas Ollie III


Douglas 0. "Doug" Thompson III, 38, of Pearsall, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 1997, in a San Antonio hospital.

Mr. Thompson appeared in commercials as well as the movie "Ace Ventura-When Nature Calls," and the. recent made-for-television movie "The Roughriders." He also performed with Tejano musician Ruben Ramos.

Born Dec. 4, 1958 in Columbus, Mr. Thompson was the son of Ollie and Josie Thompson.

He attended Columbus High School, Bell and Howell School of Dallas and Dooling Technical School, and was a certified electrician and refrigeration specialist. As a young man, he worked for Columbus Carpets, River Oaks Convelescent[sic] Center and for many years, was with Schobels' Restaurant. He had been a member of Columbus First Church of the Nazarene, a volunteer with the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department for nine years and a Little League coach in both Columbus and Pearsall.

In 1982, he married R. Leah Koneshcek[sic], mother of his daughters Hillary and Whitney. Following a divorce in 1989, he married Maria Lucia Rodriguez in 1994.

After moving to Pearsall, he established Pearsall Family Floors and Carpet Cleaning Service while attending night classes in drama.

Services were held Aug. 16 at Columbus First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. David James Sr. officiating. Interment followed in Willing Workers Cemetery, Columbus. Services were under the direction of Ben Davis Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Leo Hargrove, Winston Nelson, Terry Glover, Marshall Nelson, Garland Nelson Jr. and William H. Wright. Honorary pallbearers were Virgil Thompson, Darnell Washington, Thurman Mitchell, Shannon Thompson, Lloyd Mitchell and James Washington.

Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife; his daughters; his parents; brothers Shannon R. Thompson of Sunnyvale, Calif., John Henry Thompson and Michael Thompson and wife Marie, all of Houston; sisters Deborah Mitchell and Pamela Thompson, both of Columbus, Helena Martin and husband William Jr. of Richmond, and Marilyn Washington and husband Leroy; grandmother Princetta Thompson; father- and mother-in-law Aurelio and Rafaela Rodriguez of Pearsall; sister-in-law Crestina Rodriguez of Pearsall; brothers-in-law Juan Rodrigez and wife Norma of Killeen; Jose Rodriguez and Nasario Rodriguez and wife Dora of Pearsall and Cosme Rodriguez of Cotulla; great-uncles Harry Johnson and Percy Green, both of Columbus; and a host of friends. and family.

Colorado County Citizen, August 20, 1997

Thompson, Frank

Frank Thompson Dies Following Operation

Frank Thompson, colored farmer living a few miles west of Weimar, who as a victim of diabetis[sic] contracted blood poison recently, caused gangrene to set in, which forced an amputation of his left leg between the knee and hip in an effort to same the man's life, the operation being performed at the home of a colored relative of the afflicted man one day last week by three local physicians, died Saturday afternoon, and was buried Monday afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

The operation itself was a success, but talking with the physicians who performed same they said they held out no hope for recovery. It was a last disparate chance to save the man's life, but the doctors never held out hope from the first to last. The man stood the operation all right, but his weakened condition soon began to tell, and we were told by a relative Saturday morning that a paralysis of the muscles of the man's throat seemed to have set in, for he was unable to swallow. His death followed that afternoon.

Thompson is survived by a wife and several children He was a man of about 60 years, and bore a very good reputation.

Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1937

Thompson, James W.


We learn that Capt. H. C. Everett and Mrs. Finney are now quite sick and our townsman, Mr. J. W. Thompson, has been very ill for a week, his friends having but little hope of his getting well. ...

LATER--We had hoped to hear this morning that Mr. J. W. Thompson was better, but he died on Monday night, aged 65 years.

Colorado Citizen, January 29, 1885


On Tuesday of last week we buried J. W. Thompson, another of our old citizen. His remains were followed to the grave by a large company of citizens and neighbors, thereby showing the esteem in which he was held in the community. Mr. Thompson, was a Virginian by birth, lived principally in Ohio until 1859, removed to Galveston in that year, and to Alleyton in 1860. He was married to his second wife, Mrs. L. Reinhardt, in 1865, who, together was a son and daughter, are left to mourn their great loss. At his death deceased was sixty-two years and a few months of age. Mr. Thompson was a gentleman, a good citizen, a kind and affectionate husband and father. He made a visit to his aged parents and his children by his first wife in 1865, brought a son home with him whom he had not seen since he was two years old, and had just got acquainted with his father and learned to love him, when he was taken away. We commend his family and friends to the consolations afforded in the teachings of the Christian religion, as revealed in the Bible. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, February 5, 1885

Thompson, John

Officers Say Station Wagon In Fatal Accident Was Stolen

John Thompson, 52, was buried in the old City cemetery here last Saturday, and the 2 men he was riding with in a station wagon involved in the fatal accident Nov. 6 are being held in jail here.

No relatives of the dead man could be located although telephone calls were made to Providence, R. I., believed to have been his home, to Glasgow, Scotland, where a sister was believed to have lived, and other places.

Thompson was killed when the station wagon collided with the rear of a pickup truck, spun out of control and hit some trees off Highway 90 east of Columbus.

His companions were Carl H. Fielder, 35, driver of the station wagon, and Charles Francis Boze Jr., 43, who said they were merchant seamen from New Orleans.

They said they picked up Thompson at a seaman’s lounge in Houston, according to Patrolman Alton Adcock who led the investigation of the accident.

Officers said the station wagon, which was badly damaged, had been stolen in New Orleans where it was registered to the Home Mission board of the Southern Baptist convention.

Fielder was charged in county court here with driving while intoxicated and Boze with being drunk in vehicle.

An FBI investigator was here last week looking into the case, and offices here said that Fielder is being held for the federal agencies. Boze was released from jail this week after serving his time.

H. H. Pepper, 58, a Florence, Ala. electrician who was driving the pickup, was not hurt in the accident. The backend of the pickup, which had living quarters mounted on it, was damaged.

Fielder and Boze suffered cuts and bruises and were treated by Dr. C. I. Shult at Columbus hospital, then were released to officers.

The fatality was the 4th traffic fatality in Colorado county this year.

Colorado County Citizen, November 14, 1963, page 1

Thompson, John H.


John H. Thompson, 76, of Columbus passed away Feb. 28 at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

He was born in Newark, Ark., July 15, 1926 to Frank and Minnie Lynn (Martin) Thompson and married Joy Mae Craig, Sept. 24, 1949. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus where he served on the board of trustees and was a member of the Methodist Men Group. He was also a member of the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association and served in the U.S. Marines during World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Ronald Brown of Houston; sister, Ann Swaty of Marshall; brothers, Frank Thompson of Redbud, Ill. And Ben Thompson of Waldron, Ark.; and grandson, Matthew Brown and wife Jennie of Katy.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 5 at First United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Harvey Frers, Matthew Brown, Dan Brown, Benjamin Swaty, Larry Venghaus, Ken Clark, Ken Gills and Harlow Dolch.

Funeral services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus

Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Thompson, Josie H. (Johnson)

Josie H. Johnson Thompson

Sis. Josie Helen Johnson Thompson passed away Wednesday, March 1.

She was born January 26, 1931, the daughter of Carlos Johnson and Ollie Nelson in Colorado County in the Shaws Bend Community.

She was a graduate of the Columbus Colored School in Columbus.

She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized. Sis. Josie was a faithful member of Columbus First Church of the Nazarene where she served as Sunday school teacher, Mission President, Church Secretary and a member of the Finance Committee for over 32 years.

Sister Josie united in Holy Matrimony to Ollie Thompson on March 31, 1953 in Columbus with the Rev. Gusta Booker Sr., officiating. To this union eight children were born; four sons, Shannon Thompson of Skillmay, New Jersey, Douglas Ollie Thompson (deceased) of Pearsall, John H. Thompson and Rev. Michael E. Thompson of Houston; four daughters, Helena Martin of Richmond, Deborah J. Mitchell and Pamela J. Thompson of Columbus and Marilyn K. Potts of Houston.

Her parents; and one brother, Willie C. Nelson, preceded her in death.

Sis. Josie leaves to cherish her loving memory her loyal and faithful husband, Ollie Thompson; three sons; four daughters; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Jewel Johnson and Leona Johnson of Houston; three brothers, Garland Nelson Sr. of Columbus, Carlos Johnson Jr. of Houston and Willie Ray Junious of Weimar; a host of nieces and nephews; and four first cousins, Viney Alley of Columbus, Veola Scott, L.C. Miller and Lela Diggs all of Houston.

Celebratory services were held Saturday, March 4 at 1 p.m. from Columbus Church of the Nazarene in Columbus with Rev. Eddie Burnett, officiating. Interment followed in Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus. Final arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Shannon Thompson, Darnell Washington, James Washington, Justin Thompson, Paul Johnson and Garland Nelson Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were sons and nephews.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.   

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 9, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Thompson, Leonard H.


Funeral services for little Leonard Thompson, 9-day-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson of this area, who expired at 2 a.m. Monday, were held Monday afternoon at the Masonic Cemetery with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Evangelical pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Influenza, followed by bronchial pneumonia, was cited as reason for he baby’s expiration.

Friends of the family sympathize with the bereaved and the Mercury joins others in extending sincere sympathy to the grief-stricken parents.

Weimar Mercury, February 28, 1941, page 1

Thompson, Leonard Neal


Leonard Neal Thompson, 71, of Altair, passed away Sunday, March 4 after a long illness.

He was born Sept. 2, 1935 in Van Zandt County to Emory and Ara Thompson. As a young man he served six years in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the Navy he became a flight instructor in Houston and flew as a corporate pilot for Parkwood Mobil Homes, based in Elkhart, Ind. He then became a crop-duster and flew rice and other crops in Colorado and Matagorda counties. After retiring from the air, he went to school and learned to drive an 18-wheeler and drove for North American, Eagle Concrete and finally Great Southern.

He was a member of the Rock Island Full Gospel Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, JoNell and Jimmie Joy Luke Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Jean Thompson; brother, Jesse Thompson of Canton; children, Gale and Mike Thompson of Garwood, Dale Thompson and Debbie McGregor of Waco; grandchildren, Stephanie Strack, Cody Thompson, Kristen Thompson, Kevin Thompson, Rebecca Thompson, Natalie Thompson, Kyrbie White, Victoria Green and Gracie M. McGregor; and great-grandchildren, Harleigh and Kayla Mae Strack.

A memorial service was conducted March 8 at Rock Island Full Gospel Church with the Rev. Mike Finn and the Rev. Floyd Snyder officiating. [Place of interment unknown]

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Island Full Gospel Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 232, Rock Island, TX 77470.

Colorado County Citizen, March 14, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Thompson, Morris


Morris Thompson, colored, husband of Vera Lee Small Thompson, former well-known colored woman of Weimar, died in a Houston hospital Monday, after a brief illness. Thompson was connected with the Southern Pacafic[sic] dining car service at Houston. His widow was born and reared here, worked for several prominent families in her girlhood days, and is well and favorably known.

Weimar Mercury, April 21, 1939

Thompson, Nora Margaret (Best)

Mrs. Thompson, Former Resident, Buried Here Friday

Graveside services were held in Odd Fellows Rest Friday, June 19, for Mrs. Nora Margaret Thompson, 76, who died in Fort Worth. Columbus Funeral home was in charge and the Rev. William F. Hathaway of the Methodist church officiated.

Mrs. Thompson was a daughter of Mrs. Margaret Harrison, old-time resident, who lived several miles south of Columbus for many years.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Tom Yarborough, the former Martha Cecil Best, of Fort Worth and 2 brothers, Caleb Best and Jim Byars Best of Houston.

She also left an adopted son, who was here for the services along with the sister, the 2 brothers, Mrs. Yarborough’s 2 daughters Margaret and Dorothy; Caleb Best’s daughter and Mrs. Clayton Best of Shreveport.

Mrs. Thompson;’s husband was buried here around last Christmastime.

Colorado County Citizen, June 25, 1959, page 12

Thompson, Princetta (Green)


Princetta Green Thompson, 94, passed away on Oct. 4.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1912 in Columbus and attended school in Colorado County. Thompson joined Green Chapel Methodist Church at an early age and later united with Columbus First Church of Nazarene, where she served as Mother of the Church until her death.

She was preceded in death by her parents Will and Lillie Mae Green, her husband Ollie Thompson Sr. and son William H. Thompson.

She is survived by four daughters, Lillie Mae Thomas and her husband Leon, Sadie Moore and her husband Bobby, Judy Robinson all of Columbus and Trudy Russ and her husband John of Dallas; sons Ollie Thompson Jr., Alvin Thompson both of Columbus, Alex Thompson and wife Cynthia, Virgil Thompson both of Alleyton, Robert Thompson and wife Robbie of San Antonio and Rubin James Thompson and wife Rosalinda of Niceville,Fla.; grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services took place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Columbus First Church of Nazarene with the Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Burial followed in Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers included Justin Thompson, Thurman Mitchell Jr., James D. Thomas, John H. Thompson, Jama'al Young and Keith Thompson. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny R. Thompson, Virgil Thompson Jr., Marcell A. Giles, James Washington, Darnell W. Washington and William H. Wright.

Colorado County Citizen, October 14. 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Thompson, Robert Henry Dwight

Robert Thompson Buried Here Monday

Graveside services were held Monday in Odd Fellows Rest for Robert Henry Dwight Thompson, aged 77, who died in Wichita Falls Dec. 12. Mr. Thompson’s body was brought here by a Columbus Funeral home ambulance.

The Rev. George Ricker of the local Methodist church officiated.

Colorado County Citizen, December 18, 1958, page 1

Thomson, Samuel Parnell


Samuel Parnell Thomson, 62, of Eagle Lake, passed away Nov. 19 at Hermann Hospital in Houston. He was born May 11, 1941 in San Angelo to John Throckmorton and Hazel (Parnell) Thomson Sr. and married Sandra Ann Dailey of Houston in 1963.

He grew up in Lometa and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1966 with degrees in both agricultural economics and finance. Thereafter he pursued a career in banking as credit manager at Fannin Bank in Houston, and the First National Bank of Waco, where he was vice president and commercial loan officer. He had been a resident of Eagle Lake since 1981 and senior vice president of First National Bank of Eagle Lake.

He served his community as a member of the Eagle Lake Rotary Club, the Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, the South Central Banker's Association among numerous other organizations. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and greatly enjoyed being outdoors with his sons, nephews and extended family.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Brian Andrew and Linda Thomson of Round Rock and Lane Hardin and Celie Thomson of Columbus; daughter, Kelly Igoe Thomson and fiancé, Max Salas of New Jersey; grandchildren, Parker Ross Thomson, Samantha Igoe Thomson, Catherine Alex-andra Thomson, Abigail Grace Thomson and Audrey Daniel Thomson; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Carr Benton and Pat Thomson of Austin, Philip D. and Carol Thomson of Friendswood, John T. and Betty Thomson Jr. of Dallas.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 22, from the Parish of the Nativity's Our Lady of Perpetual Help Sanctuary in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Eddie Winkler officiating. Interment followed at Nativity Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were nephews Kevin Thomson, John Thomson, Douglas Thomson, Carr Thomson, Patrick Thomson, Philip Thomson, Patrick Stallings, Paul Stallings and Kevin Dailey.

For those desiring, the family requested in memorials be made to Parish of the Nativity Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 or Rice Medical Foundation, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434.

Colorado County Citizen, November 26, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Thorne, Rex

Rex Thorne Graveside Rites Here

Graveside services for Rex Thorne, 75, of Luling were held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Masonic Cemetery here.

Thorne died Wednesday June 9. Services were held at 3 p. m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church in Luling.
Survivors are his wife, Leona (Insall) Thorne of Luling; two sons, Jim Thorne of Pleasanton and Carl Thorne of London, England; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Orin Witley of Corpus Christi; and one brother, John Thorne of Everly, Iowa.

Weimar Mercury, June 17, 1982, page 13

Thornton, Daniel A.


Daniel A. Thornton, 71, of Eagle Lake died Monday, Nov. 6, 1995 at Rice District Community Hospital in Eagle Lake.

Born April 22, 1924 in Wharton, he was the son of Daniel and Ruth Ethel (Loomis) Thornton. On April 21, 1945, he married Merle Jean Jenkins. Following graduation from Wharton public schools, he attended Rice Institute (now known as Rice University) until enlisting in the United States Naval Air Force. He was a veteran of World War II and returned to Rice Institute following his 1945 discharge. Mr. Thornton worked as a flight instructor and charter pilot before becoming general manager of Eagle Lake Rice Dryer until 1952, after which he worked for David Wintermann until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Thornton was president of Lakeside Irrigation Company Inc. from 1960-1983 and served as president and general manager of Winco Agriproducts 1983 until his retirement. He also served as general manager of Wintermann and Company from 1955-1983,

Mr. Thornton had served on the board of the Texas Rice Improvement Association and the David and Eula Wintermann Foundation. He was chairman of the Seed Rice Committee from, a member of the Texas Seed Trade Association and was chairman of the Seed Rice Committee from 1975-1993. He was past president of Eagle Lake Chamber of Commerce, former director of the South Texas Chamber of Commerce, member of the National Water Resources Association and the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies. He served on the Lt. Gov. William P. Hobby’s water advisory council and the Colorado County Plains Planning Group. He was past master and past district deputy grand master of Eagle Lake Lodge 366 AF&AM, was past worthy patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, past president of Eagle Lake Rotary Club and of Rice Industries Inc. Mr. Thornton was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Eagle Lake United Methodist Church and Gulf Coast Conservation Association. He was a sponsor of Ducks Unlimited, Professional Photographers Association and had a commercial pilots rating in both fixed wing and helicopters.

Funeral services were held Nov. 8 at Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Larry Bailey of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were David Guthman, Tommy Guthman, Gilbert Owen, Louis Schorlemmer, Tommy Smistrla and Bobby Weishuhn, Honorary pallbearers were David Wintermann, Jack Garret, Jack Cowan, Cameron Duncan, Phil Chapman, Jack Johnson, Bill Shuart, Dr. J. B. Richardson, Dr. Raymond R. Thomas and R. L. “Bob” Cook Jr.

Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife; daughter, Tommie Lynn (Thornton) Holden of Rock Island; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel Robert and Mary Jane Thornton of East Bernard; grandchildren, Jody L’rade Heard of Rock Island and Danielle Nicole Thornton, Mindi Rae Thornton and James Daniel Thornton, all of East Bernard; brothers, William Campbell, Tyler Thornton and W. B. Thornton, all of Houston; sisters, Ethel Douglas of Huntsville, Stella Hudson of Wimberly and Mary Anna Smith of Mexico; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Leslie Lynn Heard on Dec. 29, 1988 and his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Colorado County Citizen, November 22, 1995, page 16A

Thornton, Kizer (Archer)

Death of Mrs. W. J. Thornton

From the Houston Chronicle we learn of the death of Mrs. Kizer Thornton of that city, which occurred at a local hospital at 12:30 Thursday. The body was shipped to Columbus for burial. [Odd Fellows’ Rest] Mrs. Thornton was the wife of Will J. Thornton and the couple for quite a long time were residents of this city. She was a daughter of the late Colonel W. F. Archer of Columbus. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Millard Thornton of Knoxville, Tenn., and a brother, ‘Bee' Archer of Houston. Mrs. Thornton was a lovable, good woman, and during her residence in Weimar won the respect and friendship of every one who met her. Her death is sincerely deplored.

Weimar Mercury, February 25. 1921, page 1

Thornton, Mattie (Carter)

DIED, at the family residence in this city last night, Mrs. MATTIE THORNTON, consort of Mr. R. A. Thornton. Mrs. Thornton was the daughter of Col. John Carter, of LaGrange, an old resident of this city, where she was married and has, with short intermissions, since resided. She was a lady of generous impulses and kindly disposition, much attached to her home and friends, and her loss will be greatly lamented by a large circle of relatives and friends. She leaves a husband and three boys to mourn her untimely demise. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 18, 1884

Thornton, Merle Jean (Jenkins)

Merle Jean Jenkins Thornton

Jean Thornton of Eagle Lake passed away suddenly July 7, at Rice Medical Center.

Jean was the second daughter of the second daughter of the second daughter, born to John Thomas Jenkins and Claytie Louise Gardner Jenkins in Honey Island, Texas, January 16, 1926.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her granddaughter, Leslie Lynn Heard; and her husband of 50 years, Daniel Arthur Thornton of Eagle Lake.

She is survived by her two children, Tommie Lynn Holden of Rock Island and Daniel Robert (Bob) Thornton and his wife, Mary Jane, of East Bernard; grandchildren, Nikki Warncke and her husband, Alex, from Needville, Jodi Carson and her husband, Steve, from Hallettsville, Mindi Thornton and her fiancé, Greg Lomasang, of Houston, and Capt. James Thornton and his wife, Lucy, from Lawton, Oklahoma; plus 10 great-grandchildren, Baeleigh, Tanner, Anthony, Jayden, Rylan, Micah, Lexie, Tye, Reese and Jaxon; her two sisters, Louise Sellars and her husband, Ben, of Austin and Ima Ruth Wright and her husband, Floyd, of Katy; in addition to a host of other relatives and friends.

Jean Thornton enjoyed an active life with respect to both family and community.

Over the years she served as Worthy Matron in the Eastern Star, a Sunday school teacher for the Collie Memorial Methodist Church, a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Garden Club, President of the PTA, President of the Eagle Lake Study Club, a member of the Daughters the American Revolution, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Daughters of the Confederacy, First Vice - President of the John Chapman Chapter of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, member of the P.E.M. Nature Club, her birthday club and bridge club, and as an active member of the Methodist Church in Eagle Lake.

She loved her community, her friends, and her family.

She balanced her life among the three.

She will be greatly missed.

Pallbearers were Randy Kubin from Crosby; Joe Herbert McCreary of Eagle Lake; Rob Meyers from Huntsville- nephew; Darrell Pagel of Eagle Lake; Bill Walker of Lago Vista, Texas; Billy Joe Williams of Eagle Lake; and Bill Wright from Cleveland, Texas- nephew.

Respects and viewing at Eagle Lake Funeral Home were from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 10.

The funeral services were held at the First United Methodist Church, Saturday, July 11 at 4 p.m.

Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Memorials may be sent to The Wintermann Library, The Sepsis Alliance and The American Cancer Society.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 16th, 2009

Thrasher, Earl Roscoe

Earl R. Thrasher Dies Tuesday
Ill Past Five Years

Earl Roscoe Thrasher, 44, died Tuesday December 20th. at his home here after an illness of five years. Funeral services were held-at the First Baptist Church yesterday morning at 10:00 o‘clock, with the Rev A. M. Brown, officiating. Mill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "Have Thine Own Way" were sung by Baptist choir members Mrs. W. E. McRee, E. H. Shirley, Mrs. W. B. Martin and Mrs. H. D. Swearingen. Mrs. Swearingen sang a solo "Will the Circle be Unbroken." Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery, and pallbearers were: Ralph Martin, Walter Wied, Tony Lala, Bill Martin, August Michulka and W R. Thornton. Mr. Thrasher was born July 29, 1905, in Bransville, Missouri, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thrasher. He had lived in Houston, Garwood and Eagle Lake, and followed the occupation of machinist. He was married January 30. 1927, to Esther Irene McGlothlin in Garwood. Besides his wife, he is survived by; three sons, four daughters and one grandchild.

Eagle Lake Headlight; December 23. 1949
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Thrasher, Rand Othal

Rand O. Thrasher Dies in Sleep at 60; Funeral Today

Funeral services for Rand O. Thrasher will be held today at 3 p.m. at Untermeyer Funeral home with Rev. W. F. Hathaway of First Methodist church and Rev. A. J. Pate of the First Baptist church officiating jointly.

Mr. Thrasher, 60, died in his sleep sometime in the early morning hours Tuesday. Mrs. Thrasher wakened at the usual time and noticed that Mr. Thrasher’s feet were cold and put extra cover on him before she went to do the usual tasks of preparing breakfast and lighting the fires in the house.

She brought a cup of hot coffee for him before she realized that he had died in his sleep. He had never been ill.

He and Mrs. Thrasher had formerly owned a grocery store on Milam st., but more recently had been working for Justin Stein and was proprietor of Rand Thrasher Sinclair service station on Walnut st. He is the last member of his family. A brother, who had been ill for a number of years died recently in a rest home in Sinton.

Mr. Thrasher was born in Missouri, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thrasher, and came to Garwood with his parents when he was 16 year old. He and Miss Katie Ashford were married in Wharton in 1925.

Survivors besides his widow are his daughter, Mrs. John Wagner and a grandson, John Wagner Jr.

Pallbearers will be Justin Stein, Chas. Klein, Frank David, Leroy Stein, L. Boyd Smith and Forrest Brooks.

Interment will be at Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Here for the funeral are Mrs. Thrasher’s sisters and a brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Schnelder[sic] of Stephenville and Mrs. Virginia Gabbitsch of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, February 7, 1963, page 1

Thrower, Edward C.


Local Justice of the Peace Dies After Three Weeks Illness

Funeral services for Edward C. Thrower, 59, justice of the peace here twelve years, were held at the residence of C. M. Bailey here this morning. Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Mr. Thrower died Wedneday morning at three o'clock in Methodist Hospital in Houston after a three weeks illness. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest, Untermeyer Bros. in charge.

Mr. Thrower was a resident of Columbus since his marriage to Miss Omi Bailey December 24th, 1907. He was a familiar citizen here and was loved and respected by everyone.

Survivors are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Richardson of Manvel; a brother, Thomas Thrower of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; a sister Mrs. C. De Pond of Tuscaloosa. Alabama, a grandson, Charles Turner Richardson of Manvel.

Mr. Thrower was born December 6th, 1879 the son of John Thrower at Cotton Dale, Alabama. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama, receiving his degree in 1904. He had lived in Columbus 31 years, being engaged for fifteen years in the variety store business and being justice of the peace of Precinct No. 1 for six terms.

Pallbearers were Homer Koliba, R.K. Jackson, R. R. Hadden, Harvey Lee, H. Buescher and Frank Miekow.

Colorado County Citizen, February 9, 1939

Thrower, Naomi "Omi" (Bailey)

Mrs. Thrower, Who Was Teacher 50 Years, Succumbs

Last rites for Mrs. Omi Thrower were held at Columbus Funeral home Friday afternoon, the Rev. A. J. Pate of First Baptist church officiating.

"Miss Omi" died in Columbus hospital Wednesday night, after having been in frail health for sometime.

A teacher in the Columbus school system since 1906, she was retired in 1956, after 50 years of service. The last year or so of teaching were spent in a wheelchair because she was suffering from arthritis. She received her B.A. degree in history, English and mathematics from SWTSTC, San Marcos, in 1936 and her Masters in 1838. Her thesis was "Some of the Industries of Colorado County."

Her first job was at Wright school, southeast of Columbus, but most of her teaching experience was in the Columbus school, where she taught elementary education and later high school English, Latin and algebra. She saw the local school grow from 200 scholastics to 1200.

Born here Oct. 6, 1885, she was the only child of Charles and Jessie Jamison Bailey. She was marred, in December, 1907, to E. C. Thrower, who operated a variety store here. Mr. Thrower died in 1939.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. T. Richardson, also a teacher in the Columbus school; 2 grandsons, Bob Richardson of Columbus and Jim Jack Richardson of Houston and 2 great-grandsons, Jimmy and Buck Richardson of Houston.

Pallbearers were L. L. Hastedt, Jodick Perry, Crockett Leyendecker, Howard Schindler, W. H. Miekow, E. G. Miller, Dan Prause and R. E. Tait.

Colorado County Citizen, March 15, 1962


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Thurman, Marvin Jerrell

Marvin Thurman

Funeral services for Marvin Thurman of Cat Spring were held Saturday at Henneke Funeral Home, with The Rev. Eddie Ketchersid officiating. Burial was in Zoar Cemetery at Mentz.

Mr. Thurman was fatally injured in a traffic accident June 15 in Houston. He was 26 years of age.

Mr. Thurman was born in Houston July 23, I951 the son of B. I. and Peggy Dees Thurman. He served on the City of Houston Fire Department for two years.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Thurman, of Cat Spring; one sister, Delores Neel of Houston, and one brother, Ivan Thurman of Houston.

Pallbearers were Jeryl Vickery, Thurman Hubbell, Jesse Hubbell. Johnny Dees, J. R. Dees and Eddie Dees.

Colorado County Citizen, June 22, 1978, page 2

Thurmond, Will S.

In a difficulty abut 12 o’clock last Monday night at Mrs. Scott’s restaurant in this city, between Deputy Sheriff T. A. Causey (who has the reputation of a peaceable man) and Wm. Thurman, the later was shot in both arms (the right one broken) and in the side. The difficulty seems to have originated in the use of obscene language in the restaurant by Mr. Watts, which Mr. J. J. Gillmore requested him not to do, and Mr. Causey took it up and denied the statement. Thurman (brother of Mrs. Scott) coming in asked if obscene language had been used and Gillmore said yes, whereupon both Thurman and Causey pulled their pistols. Thurman’s failed to fire, and Causey shot him three times, as above stated. Mr. Causey had an examination before Justice Putney Tuesday, and was released on $1000 bail. Dr. Harrison was called in to attend the wounded man, and thinks that, from loss of blood, he will not recover. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 23, 1890, page 3

The examining trial of Deputy Sheriff T. A. Causey, charged with the murder of William Thurman , in this city, was concluded before Judge McCormick last Saturday, and the defendant bound over to appear at the March term of our district court in the sum of $10,000. The defendant gave the required bond with good and sufficient sureties, and was released.

Colorado Citizen, November 6, 1890, page 3
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