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Ueckert, Verdes H


Verdes H. Ueckert, DVM, 82, of Columbus, passed away Sept. 5 at Kindred Hospital in the Houston Medical Center.

He was born Oct. 17, 1921 near Bellville to Edwin and Tony (Zajicek) Ueckert. He graduated from Bellville High School and attended Texas A&M until serving as a Naval aviator during World War II.

In 1944 he married Rosanna Struss of Columbus. He graduated from Texas A&M as a doctor of veterinary medicine. He later received a master's degree in public health from Tulane Medical School. He enjoyed a 40-year career in public health, first in Phoenix, Ariz. and the last 28 years as deputy health officer for the Health District in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was a member of Texas Veterinary Medical Association, Blue Bonnet Tri-County Veterinary Society, Texas A&M Former Students Association, National Sanitarians Association, American Public Health Association and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans.

He retired in 1993 and returned to Texas, living in Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Douglas Ueckert; daughter-in-law Nikki Ueckert; and grandson Nicholas Ueckert.

He is survived by his wife; son and daughter-in-law William and Carol Ueckert of Woodland, Calif.; son Edwin Ueckert of Bellville; grandchildren Paul Ueckert of Sacramento, Calif., Stacy and Alex Ueckert of Waco and Tess and Adam Schermerhorn of Woodland, Calif.; and brother Otis Ueckert of Bellville.

Private graveside services were conducted Sept. 9 at the Ueckert Family cemetery near Bellville with the Rev. Walt Glasscock officiating under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Ugarte, Camille Lynne


Camille Lynne Ugarte, infant daughter of Dr. Jose and Debbie Frenzel Ugarte of Eagle Lake, passed away March 14,

Funeral services were held from the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel of Eagle Lake, Thursday, March 1, with the Rev. Al Flathmann, Pastor, Grace Lutheran Church of Eagle Lake officiating.

Burial was in the Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Camille Lynne Ugarte was born at Eagle Lake Community Hospital March 13, 1988. She was taken into Houston where she passed away March 14 at the Southwest Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include parents and sisters, Lauren Ruth Ugarte of Eagle Lake, Ana Ugarte of Columbus, and Sofia Ugarte Anderson of Eagle Lake; brothers Jose Ugarte III arid Peter Ugarte both of Columbus; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Corvin Frenzel and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ugarte, Sr., all of Eagle Lake; great grandmother, Mrs. Erna Frenzel of Columbus; aunts and uncles, Brice and Kathy Stevens of Eagle Lake and Manuel and Gladys Ugarte of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Colorado County Citizen, March 24, 1988, page 2

Uhlig, Bernetta (Theuman)


Bernetta Uhlig, 80, of Cat Spring died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995.

Born Sept. 17, 1914 at the Bretschneider School Teachers House near Cat Spring, she was the daughter of Rudolph W. and Natalie (Berger) Theuman. On March 7, 1935 she married Alfred “Buster” Uhlig in Columbus. Mrs. Uhlig, who was a homemaker, was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cat Spring.

Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Knesek Bros./Etlinger Funeral Chapel with Rev. Alvin Luedke officiating. Interment followed in Oak Knoll Cemetery in Bellville. Services were under the direction of Knesek Bros./Etlinger Funeral Chapel in Bellville.

Serving as pallbearers were Mike Uhlig, Gary Uhlig, Gary Noviskie, Glenn Noviskie, Alan Uhlig and Pat Murphy.

Mrs. Uhlig is survived by a son, Larry Uhlig of Cat Spring; a sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Bert Noviskie of Cat Spring; and five nieces and five nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parent; her husband; brothers, Elmore and Allen Theuman; a sister, Gladys Uhlig and husband Arnold Uhlig; and sisters-in-law, Hazel Skeen and Angelee Michael.

In lieu of usual remembrance memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Colorado County Citizen, August 23, 1995, page 16

Ulbig, Alma Ruth (Judd)


Mrs. Ruth Ulbig, 63, of Rock Island, passed away November 29 in the MD Anderson Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Ulbig was born in Hallettsville on May 27, 1925 to William A. Judd and Clara Ellis Judd. A resident of Rock Island for 37 years, she was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Preceded in death by her parents and most recently, a son, Leonard Wayne Ulbig, who passed away August 28. Survivors include her husband, Leonard A. Ulbig of Rock Island, a daughter, Linda Ulbig. of Dallas, two sons
Boyce Ulbig of Houston and Michael Ulbig of Conroe, brothers, Royce Judd. and Kenneth Judd both of Houston, eight grandchildren and a daughter in law, Mrs. Gale Ulbig of Rock Island.

Funeral services were held at the Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, Friday, December 2 with Mrs. R. H. Alexander officiating. Interment followed in the Myrtle Cemetery, Rock Island. Pallbearers were Jay Baker, David Baker, Johnny. Kourtz, Bobby Hopkins, Kevin Edds and Buster DeFoor.

Colorado County Citizen, December 7, 1988, page 2

Ulbig, Boyce G.

Boyce G. Ulbig, 50, of Houston, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1994, in an Austin hospital.

Born June 6, 1994, in Columbus, he was the son of Leonard August and Alma Ruth (Judd) Ulbig. A native and life-long resident of Colorado County, he lived most of his life in Rock Island. Mr. Ulbig was a Baptist and was employed as a foreman for McGinnis Bros. Construction of Houston. He was a Vietnam veteran for which service he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service and Campaign medals.

Graveside services and interment were held Sept 23, at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with Rev. Bob Allison officiating. Funeral services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as Pallbearers were Troy Heffenan, Donald Loesch, Freddie Yates, Joe Baker, Jay Baker and Lee Roy Owers.

Mr. Ulbig is survived by his father, Leonard A. Ulbig of Rock Island; daughter, Stacy Ulbig of Houston; son, Victor Lee Ulbig of Houston; brother Michael Ulbig, also of Houston; nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Leonard Wayne Ulbig, both in 1988.

Colorado County Citizen, September 28, 1994
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Ulbig, Leonard A,

Leonard A. Ulbig, 88, of Rock Island, passed away June 2, at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

A native of Lavaca County, he was born on Sept. 30, 1913 to Frank and Addie Ulbig. He had been a resident of Rock Island, Colorado County, for most of his life and led a career in rice farming.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alma Ruth Judd Ulbig; sons, Leonard Wayne and Boyce Glynn Ulbig; and brother Paul Ulbig.

He is survived by a daughter, Linda Ulbig, of Victoria; son, Michael Ulbig, of Houston; brother, Joe Ulbig, of Weimar; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Graveside services and interment took place June 4, at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, with the Rev. Wes Jacobsen, pastor of the New Life Assembly of God, in Columbus, officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, June 5, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Ulbig, Leonard Wayne


Leonard Wayne Ulbig, age 46, of Rock Island, passed away Sunday, August 28 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital in Eagle Lake following a sudden illness.

Graveside services were held for Leonard Wayne Ulbig Wednesday, August 31 under the direction of Du!any Funeral Home of Eagle Lake with burial being held at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Mr. Ulbig was born December 5, 1941 in Hallettsville to Leonard August Ulbig and Alma Ruth Judd Ulbig. He was raised in Hallettsville and later moved to Houston where he lived for almost 20 years before moving to Rock Island about a year ago.

He had worked in Houston as a construction foreman specializing in Underground Utilities before his health failed, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gale Hebert Ulbig of Rock Island; parents, Leonard. A and Alma Ruth Ulbig of Rock Island; daughter, Pamela Ulbig of Houston; son, William Brett Ulbig of Rock Island; sister, Linda Ulbig of Dallas; brothers, Boyce Ulbig of Houston and Michael Ulbig of Conroe; numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and loved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, September 8, 1988, page 2

Ulbig, Linda Carol

Carol Ulbig - VICTORIA

Carol Ulbig, 56, of Victoria, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005.

She was born Feb. 26, 1949, in Eagle Lake to the late Leonard August and Alma Ruth Judd Ulbig. She was a beautician and a Baptist.

Survivors: daughter, Shelley Ulbig Girndt of Victoria; brother, Michael Dale Ulbig of Santa Fe; and two grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: brothers, Leonard Wayne Ulbig, and Boyce Glenn Ulbig.

Visitation was held 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Lake Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island, the Rev. Don Storey Sr. officiating.

Pallbearers: Victor Ulbig, Donnie Judd, Lonnie Owers, Jay Baker, Virgil Chesney, Lee Girndt.

Honorary pallbearers: Glen Coleman, Lee Girndt.

Victoria Advocate online, January 2, 2006

Ulbrich, Charles H.

Charles H. "Chuck" Ulbrich Sr., 73, of Weimar, passed away Sept. 24 at his residence.

He was born in Weimar, Sept. 12, 1929 to Joseph and Bertha (Sebesta) Ulbrich. He was veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War. During his 42-year career in law enforcement he served as Chief of Police in Rosenberg, worked for the Fort Bend Sheriffs Department for 25 years, and for the Colorado County Sheriffs Department. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5875.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, George Ulbrich.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Boettcher; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles H. Jr. and Michelle Ulbrich of Rosenberg, Michael Wayne and Phyllis Ulbrich of El Paso and Joseph Henry Ulbrich of Weimar; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah Jean and Eric Meredith of Weimar and Mary Jane and Michael Hewitt of Rosenberg; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted at St. Michael's Church in Weimar with Father Bily and Father Peters officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Sheriff Milton Wright, Officer Carl Tullas, Constable Lonnie Hinze, Captain Ken Lee, Sheriff Curly Wied and Redd Seydler.

Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Ulbrich, Charles J.

Last Rites for C. J. Ulbrich Held April 12

Funeral services for Charlie J. Ulbrich, 73, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Wednesday, April 12, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. O. B. Kahlich officiated.

Mr. Ulbrich, a farmer and carpenter, died Monday, April 10, at 3:35 p.m. in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier that day with a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of this area, he was born March 22, 1899, a son of Joseph and Friedricka Banse Ulbrich, and married Emma Kloesel on Oct. 17, 1922.

His wife survives, along with two sons, Herbert C. of Weimar and Gilbert of Hutchison, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Barcak of Oakland; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, Joe of Houston and Fred of Baytown; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hlank [Hlanak?] of Baytown and Mrs. Amalia Gold of Nada. A sister, Mrs. Ed (Mary) Kloesel, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Herbert C. Ulbrich Jr., Thomas Barcak, Bobby Ulbrich, Herbert Naubauer, Herbert Surman and Ernest Surman.

Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1972
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Ulbrich, Clarence H.

Interment Made Here Of Victim Of Auto Crash

Funeral services for Clarence Ulbrich, 17, son of Mrs. Minnie Hartman Ulbrich, who died Sunday evening at 7 o’clock of injuries sustained in a head-on automobile collision which claimed the lives of three others. were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 p. m. from the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange. Services were also conducted here by the Rev. Christian Emigholz and burial was in the Masonic-Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Others who met instant death in the crash which occurred near West Point Sunday afternoon were Adolf Korenek. 23. of La Grange; Will Jakobeit. 33. af Smithville: and Miss Ruby Mueller. 16. of Rutersville.

Clarence Ulbrich was a native of Fayette County where he was born March 29. 1924. He is survived by his mother. Mrs. Minnie Ulbrich; five brothers. Emil of Bynum, Texas; Eugene and Leroy of La Grange. Albert and Lorenz of Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Millie Herbrich of Schulenburg. He had attained the age of 17 years, 2 months and 15 days

To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury extends its most sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, June 20, 1941, page 1

Ulbrich, Emil Albert

Funeral Services For Emil Ulbrich Held Here Sunday

Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon for Emil Albert Ulbrich, 45-year-old Corpus Christi construction worker, who took his life witth[sic] a pistol last Friday.

The Rev. Charles Bawel, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiated. Services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Born June 21, 1915, at Holman, Mr. Ulbrich was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. Ulbrich. He married Miss Jesssie[sic] Butler in Fayette County in 1936.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Ulbrich, Corpus Christi; his mother, Ms. Minnie Ulbrich of Altair; three sons, Emil Edward, Cecil Wayne and James Albert, and two daughters, Janie Sue and Mary Ann, all living at home except the oldest son, who is in the military service; one sister, Mrs. Millie Ulbrich of Columbus; and four brothers, Eugene Ulbrich of La Grange, Albert Ulbrich of Seguin, Lawrence Ulbrich of Fayetteville and Leroy Ulbrich of Schertz.

Weimar Mercury, July 15, 1960, page 1

Ulbrich, Emma (Kloesel)

Emma Ulbrich Funeral Held Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Ulbrich, 86, of Weimar, were held Monday, Jan. 5, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Ulbrich, a resident of Colonial Nursing Home, died there at 9:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3.

Born Aug. 6, 1900, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Frank and Theresa (Junger) Kloesel. She was married to Charlie Ulbrich on Oct. 11, 1922, in Weimar. He died in April 1972.

Mrs. Ulbrich was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann's Society.

Surviving her are two sons, Herbert Ulbrich of Weimar and Gilbert Ulbrich of Hutchinson, Kansas; a daughter, Henrietta Barcak of Oakland, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Jeff Barcak, Tom Barcak, Herbert Neubauer, Donald Guenther, Ernest Surman and Bobby Ulbrich.

Weimar Mercury, January 8, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Ulbrich, Esther Mae (Voitle)

Esther Ulbrich Funeral Services Held Jan. 3

Esther Mae Ulbrich, 71 of Weimar, died Dec. 31, 2003 at the Eagle Lake hospital

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 3 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Rev. John Bily and Rev. John Peters officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Ulbrich was born April 17, 1932 in Weimar to Henry and Eufrazina (Foytik) Voitle.

She attended New Bielau School through the first grade and then continured her educatioin at Weimar Public School.

She was a retired security officer and lived in this area for 6 1/2 years, also living in Columbus, Rosenberg and Richmond. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and Blue Army.

She loved working on her farm, doing the flower beds, gardening and planting fruit trees.

She also loved to work with her cattle and also play with her grandchildren.

She loved to cook and sew, visit places with her sisters and brothers, fish and listen to polka music.

Ms. Ulbrich is survived by two daughters, Deborah J. Meredith and husband Eric of Weimar and Mary J. Hewitt and husband Michael of Rosenberg; two sons, Charles H. Ulbrich Jr. and wife Michelle of Rosenberg and Michael W. Ulbrich and wife Phyllis of Weimar.

She is also survived by two brothers, Hank Voitle of Houston and Anton Voitle of Fayetteville; two sisters, Josephine Voitle and Elvera Voitle, both of Houston; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Tillie Gaynes and Lillie Ahlschlager.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Joshua Ulbrich of Weimar, Jonathan Hewitt, Chris Hewitt and Thomas Hewitt of Rosenberg; and nephews, Barney Gaynes and J. R. Gaynes of Houston.

Memorial contributions maybe made to St. Michael Catholic Church or charity of one's choice.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 2004

Ulbrich, Frederika (Banse)


Mrs. Jos. Ulbrich of the Sedan community died Friday last at the family home, after a several weeks’ illness, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael Cemetery Saturday afternoon, a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends being present to witness the last sad rites, so touchingly administered by Rev. Jos. Szymanski.

Mrs. Ulbrich was well along in years. Her husband died about a year ago. She is survived by several children, all of them grown. She was a truly good woman, a kind mother, neighbor and friend, and her death is sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, May 25, 1928, page 4

Ulbrich, Joe Jr.

Final Rites for Joe Ulbrich Jr., 79, Here Sunday

Funeral services for Joe Ulbrich Jr., 79, who died Friday morning, June 18, were held Sunday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus and Rev. John C. Bily officiated.

Mr. Ulbrich, who lived at the Zapalac rest home, had been feeling ill only since the previous day. He died at about 10 a.m. Friday.

Born Dec. 13, 1887, in Austria, he came to this country when he was 12 years old, his family settling near Ammannsville, and he had lived in this area since. He married Miss Bertha Sebesta 51 years ago. He had retired from farming about 15 years ago.

His wife, Mrs. Bertha Ulbrich of Weimar, and one son, Charles Ulbrich of Columbus, are his only survivors. Another son, George, died in 1947 in Kentucky.

Pallbearers were Charlie Allen, Leo Kohleffel, Floyd Willis, Fred Vornsand, A. H. Knippel and Floyd Schlichting.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 24, 1965
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Ulbrich, Joseph, Sr.

Mr. Jos. Ulbrich, Sr., well known farmer living a few miles northwest of Weimar, died on Christmas day after a brief illness, his death resulting from an attack of heart trouble. The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery, this city, Dec. 27th, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.

Joseph Ulbrich was born at Bolton, Austria, Nov. 14, 1870, and came to this country, arriving at Galveston April 29, 1884. He was united in marriage to Miss Fredericka Banse, and she, together with six children — Mrs. Rudolph Gold, Mrs. Edward Kloesel, Messrs. Charles, Fred and Joe H. Ulbrich, Miss Emma Ulbrich and seven grandchildren—are among the survivors.

Mr. Ulbrich was a quiet, hard working, good citizen and farmer, possessing the friendship and esteem of all his neighbors, a man devoted to his family, ever proving himself a good neighbor and friend, and his death is sincerely regretted.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1927
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Ulbrich, Louis

Weimar Man Suicides

Louis Ulbrich, a farmer of the Osage section, ended his life at the home of Ben Witt, north of Weimar, Tuesday morning by shooting himself through the forehead with a pistol.

Mr. Ulbrich, it is said, became depressed over family troubles, his wife having filed suit for divorce in this present term of district court here.

Colorado County Citizen, Feb 13, 1930

Ulbrich, Minnie (Hartman)

Woman Walks Into Train’s Path, Killed

Eighty-year-old Mrs. Minnie Ulbrich of La Grange, formerly of Holman, was fatally Injured Monday about 9 a.m. when she walked in front of a freight train at La Grange.

She died shortly afterword[sic] at Fayette Memorial Hospital, of head and internal injuries.

Mrs. Ulbrich was the mother of La Grange Police Chief Lawrence Ulbrich and grandmother of Larry Ulbrich, barber in Joe Neiser's shop here.

Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p. m. Wednesday In the Hubbard FuneraI Chapel here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Robt, N. Crawford, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, was to officiate. The body lay in state at Koenig Funeral Home Chapel, La Grange, until noon Tuesday.

The Fayette County Record at La Grange reported that Mrs. Ulbrich had just moved from an apartment on N. Washington just across the tracks to the Mrs. Louise. Schaefer apartment on S. Jefferson, and apparently was returning from her former home, where she had gone to get something she had forgotten.

The former Minnie Hartmann, she was born Nov. 13, 1891, at Holman. Her husband, Louis Ulbrich, died in 1930. Mrs. Ulbrich had lived in La Grange since 1962 and in Fayette County all her life.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Millie Peters of Weimar; four sons, Eugene and Lawrence of La Grange, Albert of Seguin and Leroy of Schertz; 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Miss Bertha Hartmann of Columbus. Three sons, Emil, Clarence, and Leonard, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, November 25, 1971, page 1

Ulbricht, Edward Julius.


Weimar, Texas.--The bodies of Eddie Ulbright and Edgar Leidolf, two Weimar boys who died at Camp Mabry of pneumonia, following attacks of Influenza, have been brought here for burial. the former was buried at New Bielau Sunday while the latter was interred here Monday. Both funerals were largely attended.

Colorado Citizen, October 18, 1918


That disease and death stalk abroad in our land has been painfully impressed upon us during the past week. First came news of the death of Eddie Ulbricht, the bright and popular son of our good friends, Max Ulbricht and wife of New Bielau, which occurred at Camp Mabry, Austin, after a brief illness of influena followed by pneumonia. The remains were brought here Sunday morning and shortly after were laid to rest in the New Bielau Cemetery....

Weimar Mercury, October 18, 1918

Ulbricht, Elsie E. (Stech)

Elsie Ulbricht Funeral Held Here Feb. 15

Funeral services for Elsie E. Ulbricht, 89, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Saturday, Feb 15, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic cemetery. Rev. “Skip” Sirnic officiated.

Mrs. Ulbricht, a lifelong resident of the area, died Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Columbus Community Hospital.

Born Oct 22, 1902, in Colorado County, she was a daughter of William and Emma (Brandes) Stech. She was married to Hugo H. Ulbricht on Oct. 23, 1924, at her parents’ home in the Content community. She was a member of New Bielau Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ladies’ Aid of the church.

Mrs. Ulbricht’s husband died Aug. 1, 1985. Surviving are one son, Marvin Ulbricht and wife Gladys of Columbus; two daughters, Gladys Brewer and husband Otho of Flatonia and Jaynice Feyrer and husband of Weimar; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Stech, and four brothers, Oscar, Walter, Louis and Norbert Stech.

Pallbearers were John Terry, grandson-in-law; Marv Ulbricht, grandson; Daniel Ulbricht, nephew; Gilbert Stech, nephew; Matt Benton, grandson-in-law; and Otis Stech, nephew. Honorary pallbearers were Curby Stech and Leonard Stech, nephews; Howard Feyrer, grandson; Harry Ohlendorf, George Ohlendorf, Nolan Ulbricht, Franklin Ulbricht, Jimmy Stech, Edgar Ohlendorf, David Ohlendorf, nephews; Raymond Brewer, grandson; and Gilbert McCoffrey, grandson-in-law.

Weimar Mercury, February 20, 1992

Ulbricht, Hedwig Emma (Gerstenberg)


Funeral services for Mrs. Hedwig Ulbricht, 67, life-time resident of the Weimar area, whose death occurred Monday at the family residence, were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Ulbricht of New Bielau, with the Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus officiating.

The deceased, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gerstenberg, early settlers here, was born in the New Bielau section in 1878. As a young woman she was united in marriage to Max Ulbricht, well-known farmer, whose death occurred in 1926.

Survivors include two sons, Hugo and Otto Ulbricht, of Weimar; a daughter. Mrs. Werner Ohlendorf, of Lockhart; and seven grandchildren, Gladys, Marvin, Janice, Daniel, Nolan and Franklin Ulbricht, all of the Weimar area; and George Ohlendorf of Lockhart.

Pall bearers included Max and Kurt Ohlendorf of Lockhart, Gus and Fred Dahse of New Bielau, Louis Stech and Ben Poppe, all of New Bielau,

Burial was in the New Bielau Cemetery.

To bereaved survivors, the Mercury extends sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, September 6, 1940, page 1

Ulbricht, Laverne Rose (Lidiak)

Laverne Rose Lidiak Ulbricht, 76, of Katy died Feb. 4. She was born Aug. 25, 1934, the daughter of John E. and Agnes (Adamcik) Lidiak of La Grange. She married Franklin James Ulbricht Dec. 28, 1953 in Weimar.

Funeral services and interment were held Wednesday, Feb. 9 at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include children, Billy Ulbricht of Tomball, James Ulbricht of Katy, and Elizabeth Johnson of Weimar; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Joyce Leppin of Weimar, Marilyn Wyrostek of Houston, Dan Lidiak of Houston, Grace Fruge of Fayetteville, Catherine Knesek of Richmond and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Ulbricht of Weimar and Nolan Ulbricht of Montgomery.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one son, Don John Ulbricht.

Fayette County Record, Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis







Ulbricht, Max

Max Ulbricht of New Bielau Dies After Long Illness

Was Old Settler of New Bielau-Content Community

In the passing of Mr. Max Ulbricht at his home in New Bielau early last Saturday morning, there was lost to this section one of its most useful and best citizens, a man who was known, loved and respected by everyone who knew him. His death followed an illness covering a period of twelve years, during which time he was practically incapacitated for work of any kind. Despite this handicap, he bore up cheerfully, and his actual nearness to Death's door was not realized even by his closest friends. His death, we understand, came very quickly.

The funeral took place Sunday morning at time New Bielau Cemetery, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor, officiating in a touching burial service. The funeral was largely attended, and there were many sympathic[sic] tears shed over the death of this truly good man and citizen.

Mr. Ulbricht was born March 6, 1869, in Muehlau, Saxony, Germany. He came to this country in 1892, settling in the New Bielau-Oakland section, where he lived up to the time of his death. On first arrival here he went to work for C. J. Laas at Oakland and was employed by Mr. Laas for a number of years. In 1895 he was married at New Bielau to Miss Hedwig Gerstenberger, and the widow and three children survive, as follows: Messrs. Hugo and Otto and Miss Eama[sic]. Two other children preceded him in death, one in infancy and the other, Ed, who died during the late World War. Other survivors are two brothers--Louis Ulbricht of Germany, Bruno Ulbricht of Florida, a half brother, Emil Selm of Orange Grove, and a sister in Florida, whose married name we failed to learn. Mr. Ulbricht was 57 years of age at the time of his death;

Mr. Ulbricht was truly a good man. No man stood higher In his community or wherever he was known. He was honest, upright, truthful, a devoted husband and father, the kindliest of neighbors and friends, and a man in whom all placed implicit confidence. HIs death has caused a shadow of gloom to pervade the hearts of hundreds of friends throughout this section.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 5, 1926, page 1

Ulrich, Adolf

Mr. Adolf Ulrich, Farmer, Is Called To His Last Home

Our section and people were inexpressibly shocked last Saturday morning when the news was circulated that Mr. Adolf Ulrich, one of the most prominent and best beloved citizens of this part of the state, was dead.

It was so sudden, unexpected and shocking, that but few of us would believe it. Many of our citizens had seen him only a day or two previous, apparently sound in health, and it was just next to an impossibility for them to realize that Mr. Ulrich could be dead.

Unfortunately, it was only too true. Particulars of his death and details leading up to same are about as follows. Mr. Ulrich was in town Thursday of last week and as usual had his friendly greeting for everybody. Friday he was taken ill, but it was not thought serious. However, it rapidly became serious, and on the advise of his family physician, arrangements were made and he was taken to the hospital at LaGrange in the Hubbard ambulance as quickly as possible. Although haste was made in every way to get him to the hospital and have him operated on--it being believed that it was a case of locked bowels--the end came before the LaGrange physicians could operate. As we understand it, Mr. Ulrich had a weak heart, and this doubtless hastened the end. The grief and horror of having so suddenly been bereft of a beloved husband and father can better be imagined than described.

The body was soon afterward returned to the family home a short distance northwest of Weimar, and on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock touching services were held by Rev. Jos. Szymanski at St. Michael’s church, of which decedent had long been a faithful and consistent member, followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. The attendance at the funeral of this beloved man was one of the largest ever witnessed in this section, attesting the popularity he possessed among our people.

No man who ever lived in this section was more highly regarded than Adolf Ulrich. He was a man of upright character, genial disposition, honest and straight, true to his friends, and a model husband and father. In his passing we all feel that we have lost one of our nearest and dearest friends.

In our next issue the Mercury will have a more complete sketch of the life of this truly good man. In his passing the family has the deepest sympathy of all our people.

Weimar Mercury November 11, 1932

Ulrich, Adolf, Jr.

Adolf Ulrich, the 12-year-old-son of Adolf Ulrich of the Sedan community, who on Monday of last week was operated upon for appendicitis, died Saturday afternoon about 5 o’clock. The little fellow seemed to be getting along finely until the day previous his death, when his heart became affected. The remains were buried at St. Michael’s cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Adolf was a bright boy, the pride of the family, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, July 28, 1911, page 5

Ulrich, Alvina


The beloved wife of Frank Ulrich, a well known farmer living near this city, died Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Ulrich was a kind, good woman, a general favorite among neighbors and friends, and her death is sincerely deplored by all. Besides her grief-stricken husband and several children she leaves many relatives and friends, to all of whom we extend heartfelt sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, November 22, 1918

Ulrich, Anna (Klesel)

Final Rites For Mrs. Joe Ulrich, 92, Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe F. Ulrich Sr., 92, an 80-year resident of the Weimar area, were held Thursday morning, Sept. 5, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. John C. Bily officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Gerard Cernoch.

Mrs. Ulrich died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Wick, after a 2-day illness.

Born Dec. 31, 1870, in Germany, she came to this county at the age of 12, her family settling near Weimar. She was married to Mr. Ulrich Nov. 19, 1889; he died Dec. 12, 1956. Mrs. Ulrich was a member of St. Michael’s Church and a charter member of St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving her are 5 sons, Adolph, Otto and Fred Ulrich of Weimar, Willie of Houston and Frank of Schulenburg; 2 daughters, Mrs. Leo (Annie) Wick of Weimar and Mrs. Charlie (Albina) Schimcek of Hallettsville; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. One daughter died as an infant. Also preceding her in death was another daughter, Mrs. Emma Holik of Houston; a son Emil Ulrich of Smithville; 2 brothers and one sister.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Herbert, Robert and Joe Ulrich of Weimar, Eugene Balusek of Weimar, Alvin Ulrich of Smithville and Edwin Lacina of Houston.

Weimar Mercury, September 12, 1963, page 1

Ulrich, Carolina (Dittrich)

Grand, Good Woman Goes to Her Reward

Mrs. Carolina Ulrich. widow of the late Adolf Ulrich, passed away at the family home near Weimar on Tuesday of last week, following a long illness, and the remains were committed to mother earth in St. Michael's Cemetery Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, after a touching burial service at St. Michael's Church conducted by Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski.

Mrs. Ulrich was 62 years 3 months and 4 days old at time of death. She was born in Austria Jan 26. 1873. She came to Texas in 1874 with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Dittrich, the family settling in the High Hill community. In 1892 she was united in marriage to Adolf Ulrich, and the couple located in the Sedan community, northwest of Weimar. To this union seven children were born. Her husband died Nov. 4, 1932. The surviving children are: Mrs. Annie Schindler of Whitesboro, Mr. Fred Ulrich of LaGrange, Rudolf and Miss Edna of near Weimar. She also leaves three brothers--Joe, Fred and Frank Dittrich of Schulenburg; two sisters--Mrs. Frank Berger of Schulenburg and Mrs. Fred Ulrich of Weimar; also eleven grandchildren.

Mrs. Ulrich was a noble. good woman, a model wife and mother, and cherished friend and neighbor. Of her it can truly be said, she was loved by all who knew her. She was devoted to her church, family and friends and no sacrifice was considered too great for either. In her passing all feel that they lost one of the nearest and dearest friends anyone ever possessed.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1935, page 1

Ulrich, Emma (Gold)

Funeral for Mrs. Ulrich Held April 1

Funeral services for Mrs. Adolph (Emma) Ulrich, 79, were held Tuesday, April 1, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mrs. Ulrich died at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 30, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after a long illness. She had been a patient there three months.

A native of Fayette County, she was born August 8, 1895, a daughter of Fritz and Carolina Gold. She was married to Adolph Ulrich Nov. 10, 1919, at St. Michael’s.

Mrs. Ulrich is survived by one son, Herbert, of Weimar; two brothers, Ed J. Gold of Columbus and Frank Gold of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Regina) Heger and Mrs. John (IUda) Heger of Weimar and Mrs. Henry (Hilda) Berger of Columbus.

Two brothers, Joe and Fritz Gold, and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Ernestine) Wick, preceded her in death Mrs. Wick only two weeks earlier.

Pallbearers were Lawrence Gold, John H. Heger, James Heger, Daniel Heger, Lawrence Berger, and Anton Freis Jr., all nephews.

Weimar Mercury, April 10, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Ulrich, Emma (Till)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Ulrich Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe R. Ulrich, 65, of Houston were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church here Wednesday morning with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ulrich died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday in M. D. Anderson Hospital at Houston, ending an 18-month illness. Her husband and children were at her bedside.

Except for the past year and a half when she lived in Houston, she was a lifelong resident of this area. The former Miss Emma Till, she was born Aug. 6, 1894, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Till. She was married to Mr. Ulrich Oct. 24, 1921, and they settled on a farm near Weimar.

She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, George J. Ulrich of Houston and Eugene Ulrich of Holman; a daughter, Mrs. I. J. Besetzny of Houston; six sisters, Mrs. Lena Ulrich, Mrs. Louise

Ripper, Mrs. Charles Berger, Mrs. Edward Berger and Mrs. Edmund Helmcamp. all of Weimar, and Mrs. Jim Skrovan of El Campo; three brothers, Albert Till of El Campo, Henry Till of Weimar, Willie Till of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren. Two brothers Richard and Charlie, and a sister, Olga, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Werner Hoelscher, David Hoelscher, Walter Kloesel, Clarence Skrovan, Bennie Helmcamp and Herbert Ulrich.

Weimar Mercury, December 25, 1959

Ulrich, Ferdinand

Funeral Services For Ferd. Ulrich, 82, Held Today

Funeral services for Ferdinand Ulrich Sr., 82, lifelong resident of the Sedan community near Weimar, were held this (Thursday) morning al Hubbard Funeral Home and St. MIchael's Hall, with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Rev. Guido Nuernberger and Rev Benton Thurmond officiated.

Mr. Ulrich had been ill only a few hours when he died at his home Tuesday afternoon. He had retired from active farming 12 years ago, but had been in good health for his advanced age.

Born June 7, 1872, at Sedan, just across the road from the present Ulrich home, he was the son of Joseph and Veronica Ulrich, European immigrants. He married Miss Mary Dittrich at High Hill on Oct. 18, 1898, and they settled at Sedan. Mr. Ulrich was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society.

Survivors in addition to his widow are four daughters, Miss Annie Ulrich of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Henry Thuemler, Mrs. Frank Pavlik and Mrs. Chas. Pavlik, all of Weimar; two grandchildren; two brothers, Joe and Frank Ulrich, and a sister, Mrs. Emil Schneider. all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1955, page 1

Ulrich, Frank

Frank Ulrich Dead at 94; Buried Friday

Frank Ulrich Sr., who died Wednesday, May 39, at Youens Memorial Hospital at the age of 94, was buried Friday afternoon in St. Michael’s Cemetery after services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. Emil Vinklarek officiated in the mass and gave the sermon. Rev. Albert Hubertus assisted at the graveside.

Mr. Ulrich was born Nov 20, 1873, a son of Joseph and Veronica Ulrich. He married Miss Alvina Hollas in 1897. She preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1918.

Survivors are four sons, Joe of Houston, Emil of Weimar, Henry of Austin and John of San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Emilia) Kloesel of Woodsboro, Mrs. Chas. (Pauline) Hoelscher and Mrs. John (Emma) Grohmann of Weimar, and Miss Otillia Ulrich of Alexandria, Va.; 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

Four brothers—Joe, Adolf, Fred and John—and two sisters, Mrs. Emil Schneider and Mrs. Anton Dreitner, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were grandsons George and Eugene Ulrich, Robert Ulrich Jr., Clifford Kloesel, David Hoelscher and John Philippus.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1968, page 1

Robert Kloesel Jr., not “Robert Ulrich Jr.,” was one of the pallbearers for the Frank Ulrich funeral recently.

Weimar Mercury, June 13, 1968, page 4

Ulrich, Frank J.

Final rites For Frank Ulrich, 71, Held Monday

Funeral services for Frank J. Ulrich, 71, were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated.

Mr. Ulrich, who had been in bad health for 15 years, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Colonial Rest Home, Schulenburg, where he had been a resident the last three months.

A retired farmer, he lived north of Schulenburg the past 15 years but most of his life was spent in the Weimar and Oakland areas. Born Nov. 27, 1899, on what is now the Schwander place east of Weimar, he was a son of Joe and Annie Kloesel Ulrich. He married Miss Minnie Schimcek here on Oct 24, 1924, and they settled near Weimar. Later they moved to Oakland, where they lived for 25 years before moving to their present farm, between Schulenburg and Swiss Alp.

His wife survives, along with four brothers, Adolf, Otto, Willie, and Fred, all of Weimar and two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Annie Wick and Mrs. Charles (Albina) Schimcek. A brother, Emil, and a sister, Mrs. John (Emma) Holik, preceded him in death. Another sister died as an infant.

Pallbearers were Joe Ulrich, Robert Ulrich, Eugene Balusek, Frankie Neiser, and Edwin Loessin, nephews; and Emil Janacek.

Weimar Mercury, July 30, 1970

Ulrich, Herbert

H. Ulrich Funeral Held Here Nov. 6

Funeral services for Herbert Ulrich, 53, of Weimar were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Father Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mr. Ulrich died Saturday night, Nov. 3, at his home.

Born in Weimar August 17, 1926, he was a son of Adolf and Emma (Gold) Ulrich who preceded him in death in 1971 and 1975 respectively.

After graduation from Weimar High School, he was a freight handler for Southern Pacific Railroad for several years. After that he worked as a clerk for the Boston Bargain Store, of which he later was manager for several years. He clerked for Rouse Grocery until failing eyesight forced him to semi-retirement. For the last several years he had been a helper at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Mr. Ulrich was an honorary member of the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department, in which he served actively more than 20 years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Fellow firemen serving as pallbearers were Eddie Anders, Gene Vacek, Bennie Koehn, Daniel Ulbricht, Wilbur Grohmann Sr., and Wilbur Grohmann Jr.

Weimar Mercury, November 15, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Ulrich, Joe F.

Joe Ulrich, 89, Dies; Funeral Friday Morning

Funeral services for Joe F. Ulrich, 89, who died Wednesday morning at his home, will be held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church here tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Services will be at 9:15 at the Funeral Home and at 9::30 a the Church. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rosary was recited Wednesday night and will will be recited again at 7:30 tonight, in the Funeral Home.

Mr. Ulrich’s health had been failing for several years, and he had been seriously ill since Nov 19. He contracted pneumonia that day and never fully recovered.

Nov. 19 also was the 67th anniversary of his marriage. He became 89 on Dec 6 and his wife will be 85 on Dec. 31.

A native of Germany, Mr. Ulrich came to this country at the age of 12 and had lived in this area ever since. He retired from farming in about 1934, and he and his wife lived near their son, Otto, in the New Bielau section until last winter,when they moved to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Leo Wick, a short distance north of Weimar.

Two of the 10 children born to them preceded Mr. Ulrich in death. One daughter died as an infant and another, Mrs. Emma Holik of Houston, died in 1949.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo Wick of Weimar and Mrs. Charlie Schimcek of Oakland; six sons, Adolf, Otto and Fred Ulrich of this area, Frank and Willie of Schulenburg and Emil of Smithville; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Weimar Mercury, December 14, 1956, page 1

Ulrich, John

Final Rites for John Ulrich, 66, Held Here Saturday

Funeral services for Mr. John Ulrich, 66, were held Saturday morning, Sept. 28, from the Hubbard Funeral Home, with a Requiem High Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Msgr. Joseph Szymanski and the Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.

Interment was in the St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Ulrich, a lifetime resident of the Sedan community, died at his home Thursday, Sept. 26, after a brief illness.

He spent his entire life on the farm where he was born, the son of the late Joseph and Veronica Ulrich, May 24, 1880. In 1901, he was married to Miss Ludmilla Keiner, to which union four children were born.

Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Hoelscher and Ms. Alice Blaschke of Weimar, Mrs. Bertha Steinmann and Mrs. Clara Pratka of Schulenburg; one sister, Mrs. Emil Schneider of Weimar; and three brothers, Joe, Frank and Fred Ulrich, all of Weimar. One sister, Mrs. Anton Dreitner,and one brother, Adolph Ulrich, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Edmund Dreitner, Henry Ulrich, Henry Schneider, Henry Thuemler, Fred Ulrich and George Keiner.

Weimar Mercury, October 4, 1946, page 1

Ulrich, Joseph F.

Taps Sounded for Joe F. Ulrich, Jr.

The death of Mr. Joe F. Ulrich. former resident of this section, but temporarily residing at Fredericksburg for benefit of his health, he being a gas victim of the late World War, was briefly mentioned in last issue of the Mercury. At the time few details of his death were known to Weimar people, hence inability to form a suitable obituary.

As gleaned from members of the family and friends, we learn that Mr. Ulrich, far from being a robust, healthy man due to injury received during the war, had been getting along very well up to a short time before his death. In fact Weimar friends who visited him a few days prior to his death found him in a very cheerful mood, confident he was getting better and would eventually be sound and well. But, oh, how futile are the plans of men! Just the day after this Weimar man, returning from a brief visit to friend Ulrich's home and telling the writer of these lines about it, word came that poor Joe had answered the last summons and had answered to "Taps". He was no more.

From his good wife we learn that friend Joe waked up early Tuesday morning, was restless and in pain, and when she spoke to him about being worse and needing a doctor, he acquiesced. A physician was quickly summoned, but his efforts were in vain, and poor Joe closed his eyes in everlasting sleep about 1 o'clock that afternoon.

The remains were brought to the family home near town Wednesday afternoon and on the following morning, after touching services at St. Michael's church by Revs. Jos. Szymanski and J. J. Hildebrand this city, and Rev. Leopold of Fredericksburg, the remains were committed to mother earth in St. Michael's Cemetery, in the presence of a very large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends.

The pail bearers were members of the American Legion as follows: Joe B. Lebeda, Leopold Sohr, Alfred Oncken, Otto Schneider, Vollie Leidolf and Vinc Cernosek. Military rites for deceased were conducted by Weimar Legionaries and a National Guard unit in full uniform from Waelder.

Joe F. Ulrich, son of the late Adolf Ulrich and Mrs. Ulrich, was born and raised in the Sedan section near Weimar. He was born March 11, 1895, and died at the age of 39 years, 4 months and 12 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Lena Till of Weimar Aug. 25, 1919. They lived in the Weimar section up to the year 1932, when, on account of Mr. Ulrich's ill health, resulting from being gassed during the late World War, they moved to Fredericksburg. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Herbert and Harris, his mother, Mrs. Adolf Ulrich, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schindler of Tioga, Texas, and Miss Edna Ulrich of Weimar, and two brothers, Messrs. Fred and Rudolf UlrIch of Weimar.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister.

Joe UIrich was a patriotic, good American citizen. He enlisted early in the World War and served his country faithfully and well. He was in the service two years, serving ninety-two days on the battle front in France. It was during this strenuous experience that he was gassed, leaving him practically wrecked in health for life. Many months of treatment by best army surgeons failed to relieve his condition. although there were times when all had hopes he would eventually overcome his trouble. But the Ruler of the Universe willed otherwise, and after years of suffering and distress the poor, tired spirit of poor Joe Ulrich was summoned to its eternal home.

Joe Ulrich, known to the writer, since early boyhood, was an exceptionally good man. He was honest and sincere, patriotic, a friend to every man, woman and child he met, one who was the same 365 days out of every year, as true to his friends as steel itself, a model son, husband and father, beloved by his neighbors and friends and wherever known, and in his passing all feel that they have suffered an irreparable, distinct loss.

In his sad and untimely death the bereaved ones have the deepest sympathy of all our people. May God comfort them as He alone can!

Weimar Mercury, August 10, 1934, page 1

Ulrich, Kenneth Joseph

Herbert Ulrich's Son, 14, Killed In Scooter Crash

Kenneth Ulrich, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ulrich of Pasadena, was fatally injured when the motor scooter he was riding collided with a car at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pasadena.

The boy’s father was born and reared here, and his mother is the former Minnie Demel of Schulenburg.

Only meager details of the accident were known here Wednesday morning. Kenneth had a paper route, but it was not known whether he was delivering papers at the time.

He will be buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery here at 4 p.m. Thursday after the funeral mass at 9 a.m. in Houston.

The Ulrichs have five other children, four girls and a boy.

Among the survivors also is Kenneth’s grandmother here, Mrs. Lena Ulrich. Harris Ulrich here is an uncle.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, August 12, 1965
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Ulrich, Leo W.

Weimar Locals

It becomes our sad duty to record the death of Mr. Leo W. Ulrich, which took place in this city on Friday last, June 24th. the deceased was born in the city of New York, Dec. 10, 1949, and for the last seven years has been in the mercantile business at this place, four years of which he was engaged as Local Reporter of the Colorado Citizen. His burial, which took place on Saturday, was conducted by the Masonic Lodge of this place, assisted by the Knights of Honor, of both of which orders he was an honored member. In the death of Mr. Ulrich, Weimar has lost one of her most enterprising citizens. The bereaved widow and her fatherless child have the heartfelt sympathies of the entire community. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, June 30, 1881

[Mrs. Leo W. Ulrich left last week for New Orleans. She leaves many warm friends in Weimar. In her departure she carries a sad heart, having lately followed the remains of her young husband to the grave. Citizen, September 8, 1881, page 3]


The remains of L. W. Ulrich, who died June 24th, 1881, were exhumed Saturday from the Odd Fellows’ Rest, and shipped Monday to New Orleans for re-interment in the Jewish cemetery of that city, there to await the trumpet sound.

Colorado Citizen, May 18, 1882, page 3

Ulrich, Ludmilla (Keiner)

Funeral for Mrs. Ulrich, 99, Sept. 28

Funeral services for Mrs. Ludmilla Ulrich, 99, a resident of Parkview Manor here, were held Wednesday. Sept. 28, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.

Mrs. Ulrich died at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Youens Memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for five days.

Born May 14, 1878. at Bolten, Germany (Austria), she was a daughter of Franz and Beata Johwan (Wiesner) Keiner. At the age of 8 she came to America with her father, Frank B. Keiner, and a brother, Joseph B. Keiner. They settled in Fayette county near Weimar

Mrs. Ulrich's husband. John Ulrich. preceded her in death by 31 years to the day, Sept. 26, 1946. A daughter, a brother and three half-sisters also preceded her in death.
She had been a resident of Parkview Manor for more than three years. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society.

Surviving are three daughters. Mrs. Leo A. (Christina) Hoelscher of Weimar, Mrs. Bob (Clara) Pratka of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Herbert (Alice) Blaschke of New Braunfels: 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren: a half-brother. Edward B. Kainer, and a half-sister, Miss Christina Keiner, both of Weimar.

Pallbearers were grandsons Owen Hoelscher, Allen Hoelscher, Harris Hoelscher, Robert C. Pratka. Byron Blaschke and Joe Blaschke.

Weimar Mercury, October 6, 1977

Ulrich, Magdalena J. (Till)

Final Rites for Mrs. Lena Ulrich Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena J. Ulrich, 85, were held Sunday, Feb. 27, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated,

Mrs. Ulrich died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday at Parkview Manor, where she had bean a resident two and a half years.

She was born Aug. 11,1891, in the Weimar area, a daughter at John and Annie Beyer Till, and was married here to Joseph F. Ulrich on August 25, 1919. He preceded her in death 43 years ago.

Mrs. Ulrich was a member of St. MichaeI's Church and St. Ann's Society,

She is survived by two sons, Herbert of Pasadena and Harris of Weimar; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers; Albert Till of El Campo, William Till of Columbus nd Henry Till of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Pauline) Berger and Mrs. Olga Berger, both of Weimar.

A brother, four sisters, and grandson, Kenneth Ulrich, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were James Mensik, Melvin Schindler, Eugene Ulrich, Alfred Helmcamp, Hilliard Till, and Clarence Skroran.

Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1977, page 5

Ulrich, Mary (Dittrich)

Last Rites For Mrs. Mary Ulrich Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ulrich, 89, were held Tuesday morning, June 4, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Ulrich died Sunday morning at Colonial Rest Home in Schulenburg where she had lived nearly three years.

Born Jan. 28, 1879, at High Hill, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Teresa Dittrich. She was married to Ferdinand Ulrich at High Hill on Oct. 18, 1898, where they spend the rest of their lives. Mr. Ulrich died in 1955.

Mrs. Ulrich was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving her are four daughters, Miss Annie Ulrich of Schulenburg and Mrs. Henry (Tillie) Thuemler, Mrs. Frank (Millie) Pavlik and Mrs. Charles (Christina) Pavlik, all of Weimar; and two grandsons, Kermit Ray Thuemler and Lawrence Pavlik, both of Weimar. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Paul, Leo and Henry Dittrich, Henry Schneider, Henry Dreitner Sr. and Emil Ulrich.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1968, page 1

Ulrich, Rudolph Henry

Final Rites for Rudy Ulrich, 57, Set for Thursday

Funeral services for Rudolf H. (Rudy) Ulrich, 57, who died at 7:12 Tuesday evening in Youens Hospital, will be held Thursday morning, Oct. 1.

Services will begin at Hubbard Funeral Home at 9:45 a.m., continuing at 10 a.m. in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. John Bily celebrating the mass and Rev. Albert Hubertus preaching the sermon. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Ulrich, who had been in the hospital since last Friday, had been ill about six months.

A lifelong resident and farmer of this area he was born Sept. 9, 1907, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Ulrich. He married Miss Adela Belcik at Ammannsville on Oct. 14, 1936, and they settled on a farm near here. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church.

Surviving in addition to his widow is one daughter, Cathy Ulrich, a sophomore at Sam Houston State College; two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Annie) Schindler of Pilot Point and Mrs. Sidney (Edna) Mensik of Rosenberg; and one brother, Fred Ulrich of Ammannsville. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, Oct. 1, 1964
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Ulrich, Veronica (Addel)


Mrs. Veronica Ulrich, one of the oldest citizens of this section, died early this, Thursday, morning, of the flu, coupled with old age, and the funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o’clock, at St. Michael’s Cemetery. Mrs. Ulrich was born in the the old country, but had lived in this country over fifty years. She was the mother of Mrs. Emil Schneider, Mrs. A. Dreitner, and Messrs. Joe, Adolf, Ferdinand, Frank and John Ulrich of this vicinity. Mrs. Ulrich was about 82 years old, a lady well and favoably known to all, a splendid type of wife, mother, neighbor and friend, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored. Our heartfelt sypathy goes out to the bereaved relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, March 5, 1920, page 4



Ulrich, Vivian A. (Berger)

Vivian Ulrich Funeral Services Held Feb. 18

Vivian A. Ulrich, 64, of Weimar passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14 in Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond after a brief but hard fought battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 18 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Vivian (Berger) Ulrich was born Sept. 2, 1941 in Shiner the first child of Victor and Della (Wenske) Berger. She lived with the family on the family farm in the Moravia community until the family moved to the Middle Creek area in 1945.

Vivian attended schools in Middle Creek, High Hill and graduated from Schulenburg High School in 1959.

After graduation, Vivian moved: to LaMarque living with her aunt and uncle Virginia and Jack Foxworth.

She was employed with American National Insurance Company in Galveston until her marriage to Robert Ulrich at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg on May 4, 1963.

After her marriage to Robert, she moved to Weimar where she was employed by Herder Truck Lines.

On Sept. 13, 1969 Vivian and Robert were blessed with the birth of their daughter Deborah Lynn. Vivian remained employed with Herder Truck Lines until 1996 when she became employed by Utex Industries.

Vivian was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar and the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was a devoted wife and mother and a doting grandmother to her two precious grandchildren whom she adored.

Vivian enjoyed finding a good garage sale bargain, collecting Beanie Babies and working in her yard and flowerbeds, which were always full of beautiful blooms.

Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren Zachary and Emily. She was never without a picture or story of her two "little buddies."

Vivian is survived by her husband, Robert Ulrich of Weimar; daughter, Deborah and husband Kevin Wise of Richmond; grandchildren, Zachary and Emily Wise of Richmond; mother, Della Berger of Weimar; sister, Brenda Beach and husband Charles of Eagle Lake; brothers, Arlen Berger and wife Candace of Schulenburg and Kenneth Berger and wife Louise of Katy.

She is also survived by two brothers, Joe and Joan Ulrich and Jimmy and Leona Lange of Weimar as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Victor Berger in 1983.

Pallbearers were nephews Christopher Berger, Jason Berger, Chuck Simon, Mark Ulrich, Henry Gindler and cousin William Foxworth.

Gift bearers were nieces Jennifer Simon, Amanda Besch, Brenda Gindler and Myra Ulrich. Organist, Margie Janecka and soloist Veronica Ulrich provided beautiful music for the service and altar servers were Kurt and Kolby Scardino.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or the Weimar Volunteer Fire Department.

Weimar Mercury, March 2, 2006, page 2A

Ulrich, Willie Adolf

Willie Ulrich Funeral Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Willie Adolph Ulrich, 76, of Weimar were held Tuesday afternoon, April 22, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ernest S. Dean Jr. officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Ulrich died at 7 p.m. Sunday in San Antonio Stat Hospital after three months' illness.

A native of this area, he had also lived in Houston, where he was employed by manufacturing companies.

Born July 21, 1903, he was a son of Joe F. and Annie (Kloesel) Ulrich. He married Bertha Emma Kram at Content on Sept. 29, 1924.

His wife survives him, along with one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Daniel (Wilbertha) Lacina of Houston; one grandson, Glenn Edward Lacina and two great-grandchildren, David Glenn and Jennifer Ann Lacina, of McAllen; two brothers, Otto and Fred Ulrich of Weimar and one sister, Mrs. Albina Schimcek of Weimar. Three brothers, Adolph, Frank and Emil, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Holek, Mrs. Annie Wick and an infant, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Eugene Balusek, Richard Meuhr, Daniel Ulbricht, Robert Ulrich, Ernest Kubesch and Frankie Neiser.

Weimar Mercury, April 24, 1980
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Unkel, Josie V. (Elliott)


Mrs. Josie V. Unkel, age 78, of Sheridan, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 26 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar folowing a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Unkel was born on Oct. 16, 1909 in Bell County to Ben S. Elliott and Alice May Brisbin Elliott. She grew up in Saratoga and has lived in Sheridan for the past 50 years.

She was preceeded[sic] in death by her husband, Pete Unkel, who died Aug. 30, 1980.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Jessie Ida Smith, Houston; a brother, John K. Elliott, Houston; numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Funeral services were held at the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel,at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27 with Rev. Scott Jordan, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sheridan officiating. Interment followed in the Cheetham Cemetery in Sheridan.

Pallbearers were, Lavo Brisco, H. T. Blanchard, Elmer Enloe, David Gohlke, Eddie Ray Taylor, and W. C. Dupree, Sr.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Dept., Sheridan Emergency Aid Corps., or the Sheridan Youth Library.

Josie Unkel had a lifelong interest in public and community affairs. She has demonstrated her service to the . community through her extended endowments to the Sheridan Community Center and the Sheridan Volunteer Fire Dept. In addition, her major contribution to the Sheridan Ambulance Corps. insured securing an ambulance for the department. Josie Unkel maintained an active role in the Sheridan Parents Teachers Organization. She served as membership chairperson. soliciting members throughout the district by way of personal contact. Through her visits, she doubled the membership and vitalized the organization.

Her community. commitment is visualized again in her late will and testament, which provides extensive support to the Cheetham Cemetery, the First Baptist Church, Parkview Manor Nursing Home of Weimar and the endowment of a scholarship program at Rice High School for a Sheridan Community youth

During her active years, Josie and her husband, Pete, were involved in many community activities, They both will be remembered for their generosity to the community of Sheridan which thrived because of their interest and financial support.

Colorado County Citizen, October 5, 1988, page 2

Unkel, Peter P.

Pete Unkel, Sheridan died in Wreck Sat.

Colorado county recorded one traffic fatality during the Labor Day holiday weekend when Peter P. Unkel, 67, of Sheridan died in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 90A 3.4 miles west of Rock Island 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30th.

Mr. Unkel, a retired heavy duty equipment operator for Shell Oil Company for over forty years prior to his retirement, reportedly was heading west on 90A in his1979 Ford pickup truck when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and tbe driver over corrected and the vehicle went off the left side of the highway and made a half of a roll stopping on its top.

Mr. Unkel was brought to the Eagle Lake Community Hospital by the Eagle Lake Ambulance Corps, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Trooper Bill Schuette of the license and weights division of the Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the accident.

Funeral services were held for Unkel st 9:00 a.m.Tuesday. Sept. 2nd from the chapel of the Mill Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Father Tom Hanus  paster of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, officiating.

Interment followed in the Cheetham Cemetery near Sheridan.

Serving as pallbearers were: Charlie DeShazo. William C. Gohlke. David Gohlke. Pete Peterson. Elmer Enloe and Howard Criswell.

Peter Paul Unkel was born July 13. 1913 in Welsh, Louisiana. the son of P. P. and Lydia Arceneaux Unkel. He and Miss Josie Elliott were united in marriage in Eagle Lake on Nov 21. 1940. The family lived in Eagle Lake on several occasions but had been residing in Sheridan for quite some time.

Unkel served in the United States Navy. with the Seabees, seeing considerable duty in the Pacific as a heavy duty equipment operator in constructing bases and airfields during World War II. He received several commendations for outstanding service in this Field.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josie Unkel of Sheridan; a sister. Mrs. Lynn Davis of Oklahoma City. Okla. and a brother. Francis P. Unkel of Greenville. Miss.; three nephews and one niece and other relatives and friends.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

The Eagle Lake Headlight September 4, 1980
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Unknown, Bertha


Columbus, Texas, March 21.--An old negro woman, known as Aunt Bertha, was burned to death when her home was destroyed by fire Sunday. She was alone at the time and it is not known how the fire started. She was reported to have been 100 years of age. [place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, March 25, 1927, page 2

Unknown, Cassie

The MERCURY editor was aroused from his slumbers last Sunday morning about 1 o’clock by hearing some one scream in agonizing accents, “Oh, do something for me, I am bleeding to death.” As hurriedly as possible he opened the door of the residence and a strange and horrible sight met his eyes. An old negro woman, familiarly known as “Aunt Cassie” (who resided in Mr. Hill’s pasture), stood before him, clad only in her night clothes, vainly endeavoring to stay the flow of blood from her lungs, which was pouring out in great gushes, and spattered from head to foot with great clots of blood. It was truly a gruesome sight!. She had been seized with an attack of hemorrhage of the lungs, and fearing she would die all alone, had dragged herself to the editor’s home, a distance of over 100 yards. Arriving there, she weakened rapidly, and although a physician was sent for and everything possible done she was soon dead. “Aunt Cassie” was as good a negro as God ever created. She was honest, faithful, with a heart overflowing with “ the milk of human kindness,’” and respected by whites and blacks--a thoroughly good woman, if her skin was black. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, July 9 1893

Unknown, Tisha

An old negro woman known as Aunt Tisha died out on Harvey’s creek a few days ago. She is said to have been 133 years old at the time of her death. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, April 19, 1902

Unknown, [A Tramp]

A Tramp, while beating his way on the train last Saturday, near Alleyton, fell between two cars, was run over and instantly killed, his body being horribly mangled. Constable Dunlavy took charge of the body and had it decently buried in the public graveyard at Alleyton.

Colorado Citizen, January 19, 1882, page 3

Unknown, Unknown

A Mexican woman whose name we failed to learn, while sleeping in a tent at Borden Thursday night of last week, caught on fire and was so badly burned about the face, hands, arms and breast that death resulted Saturday night, after a period of intense suffering. The body was brought here Sunday afternoon and laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery. From what we can learn it seems that the tent in which the woman was sleeping caught on fire, and before she was aroused her clothing was a mass of flames. The foreman of a gang of railroad men at work down there heard her affrighted cries, and with a blanket rushed to her assistance, succeeding in extinguishing the flames, but not before fatal burns had been inflicted. The woman’s sufferings were intense, and death was a relief.

Weimar Mercury, January 28, 1910, page 4

Untermeyer, Annie Mae (Krause)


Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Paul Lutheran church for Mrs. Emil E. J. Untermeyer, who died suddenly Saturday morning while she was shopping for groceries in Berger's grocery on Milam St.  A blood clot caused her death.  She had been in apparent good health up to that time.  Her body lay in state at Untermeyer Funeral home until 2 p.m. Sunday.  Rev. H. L. Anderson officiated in the last rites and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.  Born near Frelsburg March 17, 1891, she was the former Annie Mae Krause, daughter of John and Henrietta Vogelsang Krause.  She had spent her entire life in this area.  She and Mr. Untermeyer were married in 1927 in St. Rose Catholic church in Schulenburg.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church and the Lutheran Ladies Aid Society.  Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Harold; 2 granddaughters, Darlene and Diane Untermeyer, all of Columbus; 3 sisters, Mrs. Albert Kollmann, Columbus, Route 1; Mrs. Ben Frels, Houston, and Mrs. Arthur Schweke, New Ulm; 2 brothers, John Krause of Columbus and Henry Krause of Schulenburg.  Two sisters, Mrs. Minna Brune of Frelsburg and Mrs. Emma Obergoner of Hallettsville, and 2 brothers, Emil and an infant brother, died earlier.  Pallbearers were nephews, Desmond Schweke, Victoria; Clarence Schweke, New Ulm; Arnold Frels, Calvin Kollmann and Wesley Kollmann, Houston; Sewall Wilde and Simon Wilde of New Ulm and Albert Brune of Columbus.  Other nephew were honorary pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, December 23, 1965
Submitted by David Hahn

Untermeyer, Arthur J.


Funeral services were held for Arthur J. Untermeyer Sunday, August 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Father Ben Mazurkiewitz officiating.

Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Ellinger.

Arthur J. Untermeyer was born December 16, 1903 in. Brushy, Texas to Charles Untermeyer and Clemintine Schneider Untermeyer. He married Mary Jasek Untermeyer November 6, 1923.

Mr. Untermeyer was retired from Vulcanizing Shop in Columbus. He was a life time resident and was Catholic.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Jasek Untermeyer of Brushy; daughters, Gladys Schmidt of Columbus and Joyce Mcllvain of Baytown; sons, Arthur H. Untermeyer of Austin and Raymond L. Untermeyer of Brushy; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Mike Untermeyer, James Untermeyer, Charles McCaleb, Steve Mcllvain, Allan Untermeyer and Mark Untermeyer.

Colorado County Citizen, August 14, 1986

Untermeyer, Charles

Funeral Services for Charles Untermeyer Are Held Monday

Funeral services for Charles Untermeyer, 81, were held Monday morning at St. Anthony’s Catholic church with interment in Odd Fellows Rest, the Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating. Untermeyer Bros. were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Untermeyer who had been in ill health for some time and who died Saturday, was born near Lorrane on July 5, 1863, His father was Joseph Untermeyer.

He was married to Clementine Schneider who died April 1, 1912. Mr. and Mrs. Untermeyer had spent their entire lives in this county.

One son, A. J. Untermeyer of this place survives. A daughter Irene died several years ago.

Other survivors include two brothers, Frank of Houston and Joseph of Hobson Texas, a sister, Mrs. Henry Hoelscher of Weimar; two halfsisters, Mrs. Othelia [Ottilia] Buxkemper and Miss Caroline Shuche of Pisek; and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clarence Heintschel, Herman Braden, I. Zatopek, Leo and Hugo Buxkemper, John Hoelscher and Fritz Bauer.

Colorado County Citizen, May 3, 1945

Untermeyer, Emil J.

Emil Untermeyer Businessman,Funeral Sunday

Last rites for Emil E. J. Untermeyer, 80, owner of a Columbus business since 1925 that bears his name, were held at Untermeyer Funeral home Sunday afternoon, with continued services in St. Anthony Catholic church.  Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Mr. Untermeyer died in Columbus hospital Friday after an illness of 6 months.  Rosary was recited at the funeral home Saturday evening.  Revs. Gerald Hubertus, David Meurer, Gedeon Stram and Thomas Collins and the church choir participated in the Requiem High mass.

Mr. Untermeyer was born near Brushy Jan. 4, 1888, a son of Frank Sr. and Mathilda Burger Untermeyer.  He was baptized Feb. 9 the same year, in St. Mary's Catholic church at Live Oak Hill.  In 1927 he was married to the former Annie Krause in St. Rose Catholic church in Schulenburg.  She died several years ago.

Mr. Untermeyer spent his entire life in this area.  At the age of 16, he went to work at the Lorraine gravel pit for the late J. C. Burt.  Mr. Burt once remarked that Mr. Untermeyer always brought a Bible and a dictionary with him, snatching times to read and study.  His thirst for learning continued throughout his life and he took correspondence courses on a variety of subjects.

He graduated from Tyler Commercial college in 1913 as a master of accounts and from the Landig School of Mortuary Science in 1938.  In 1925, he purchased the hardware and mortuary business from the Ramseys, who had operated it for many years.  His son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Untermeyer, will continue in the business.

He is survived by the son and daughter-in-law, 2 granddaughters, Darlene and Diane Untermeyer; a brother, Elo, of San Angelo, and 6 sisters, Miss Tillie Untermeyer and Mrs. Frances Sommerlatte of Columbus; Mrs. Annie Wilde and Mrs. Mary Wilde of Rockhouse; Mrs. Lena Waldrep of Houston and Mrs. Minnie Knippel of Fayetteville.  Two brothers, Leo and Frank Untermeyer, died earlier.

Pallbearers were 8 nephews; Arnold Frels, Wesley Kollmann and Joe Untermeyer of Houston, Simon and Sewall Wilde of Rockhouse, Clarence Schweke of New Ulm, Dennis Wilde of San Angelo and Albert Brune of Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, Nov. 5, 1968
Submitted by Martha Prince

Untermeyer, Frank J.

Frank Untermeyer of Columbus Dies Suddenly While at Work There

Funeral services were held at the home in Columbus at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 1960, for Frank Untermeyer, 58, Columbus plumbing contractor. He died suddenly at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, after suffering a heart attack. He was at work on the new building which is to house the clinic of Drs. C. I. Shult and James P. Wilson.

Rev. Alex Kraus, pastor of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, officiated at the services at the funeral home and also at the graveside services in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mr. Untermeyer had been in the plumbing business for himself since 1948, and before that time, he was associated with his brother, E. J. Untermeyer, in the furniture, plumbing and undertaking business in Columbus.

On July 28, 1928, he was married to Winnie Glithero, who survives along with a son, Pvt. Joe Untermeyer, who is stationed in Germany with the Armed Forces, two daughters, Mrs. James Howell of Jackson, Miss., and Mrs. Al McAllister of Odessa, and three grandchildren, Douglas and Bradley McAllister and Daryl Howell.

Besides his brother in Columbus, another brother, Elo of San Angelo survives along with six sisters.

They are: Mrs. Frances Sommerlatte and Miss Tillie Untermeyer of Columbus; Mrs. Minnie Knippel of Fayetteville; Mrs. Mary Wilde and Mrs. W of the Rock House community; and Mrs. Lena Waldrop of Houston.

New Ulm Enterprise, July 28, 1960
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Untermeyer, Harold James   


Harold Untermeyer, 66, of Columbus, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital.  Born May 4, 1929 in Columbus, he was the son of Emil J. and Annie (Krause) Untermeyer.  On May 11, 1985, he married Betty J. Untermeyer.  Mr. Untermeyer, who was retired as owner of Untermeyer Store, a sheet metal and plumbing shop, had resided in Columbus all his life.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served from 1947-1949.  Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Vernon Rabel officiating.  Internment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were "Pet" Crawford, Donnie Rau, J. W. Golla, Jim Henry Ilse, Leslie Koehl and Bub Baumgart. Honorary pallbearers were Kermit Brune, E. A. Reitz, Dan Prause, Edward "Bubba" Miller, Joe Zatopek and other members of the 1946 Columbus Cardinal Regional Championship football team.  Mr. Untermeyer is survived by his wife, Betty Untermeyer of Columbus; daughters Darlene Hrodmadka of Houston and Diane Untermeyer of Phoenix, Ariz; step-sons, Andy Bradley of Houston and Danny Bradley of Palestine, Texas; and grandchildren, Amy, Jill and Kelli.

Colorado County Citizen, August 9, 1995
Sumitted by David Hahn

Upson, Arlee (Spears)

Arlee Spears Upson

Arlee Spears Upson was the first born of Mary Bell and Clarence Spears.

She was born on September 25, 1922 in Gonzalez.
After attending E.H. Henry School in Eagle Lake she entered into domestic work.

Arlee accepted Christ at an early age and lived as a dedicated and faithful Christian. As a member of the Usher Board, Arlee held the office of President for 65 years and served as a Sunday School Superintendent for 20 years. Sister Upson was the Mother of the Church and a loyal member of White Cloud Baptist Church.

On April 18 in the year of Our Lord, Sister Upson answered her final call from the Lord. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Bell and Clarence Spears; husband, Connie Lee Upson; two sisters, Mervie and Claddie; and six brothers, Clarence, Clemmie, Cornell, Charles, Clifton, and Carvell.

Sister Upson leaves to cherish her memory a daughter, Dorothy M. Hemphill; one granddaughter, Lisa A. Hemphill; two grandsons, Kelvin D. Hemphill and James T. Hemphill; four great-grandchildren, Shermia, Philichell, Chandbr and Hunter; three sisters; two brothers; a special niece, Arrie Lee Robinson; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral service was held Wednesday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at White Cloud Baptist Church with Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Interment followed at Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Another life celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Deacons of White Cloud Baptist Church.

Honorary pallbearers were Kelvin D. Hemphill, James T. Hemphill, Chandbor E. Pewitt-Hemphill, Hunter X. Pewitt-Hemphill, Reverend Clay Spears, Ernest Glover and Alex White, Sr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 1, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Upson, Tom

A negro named Tom Upson, while in a drunken condition Saturday evening, attempted to cross the river in a boat near the Hehrhold place, northeast of Weimar. After getting out some distance from shore he fell out of the boat and was drowned. Diligent search was made for his body, but it was not found until Monday afternoon. {Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1896

Upton, Henry Sr.

Henry Upton, Sr.

Life’s Epitome June 29, 1925 – July 29, 1993

Henry Upton, Sr. was born June 29, 1925 in Fayette County Texas to parents, Early Upton, Sr. and Hattie Glass Upton. Henry was the last child born and was often called by the nickname “baby.”

Henry attended Fayette County public schools during the time when schools were segregated and he attended what was known as the “colored school in Swetlo” in the rural part of Schulenburg on the road to Oakland.  He grew up in a Christian home and he united with St. James Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, where he was later ordained as a Deacon. After faithful service with St. James, he later united with the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar, under the leadership of Rev. M.L. Williams where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

Henry married the love of his life, Lillie Mae Chase, in April 1945.  Shortly after marriage, Henry left for California in order to find work that would support the family.  Because of the segregation in the South, he was able to more readily find jobs in California and he sent money home to take care of his family. After a few months of staying with his older brother, Gus in California, Henry returned home and opened up his own lawn business which did very well.  He was a model citizen in Schulenburg who was well known and respected by so many in the Fayette County Community.   Everyone wanted Henry to take care of their lawns and he kept most of the lawns in the city perfectly manicured.   Many were featured in the town newspaper as Lawn of the Month.   He was able to employ one worker, a relative, to work with him in order to keep up with the high demand for his lawn services.  In addition, Henry was a bartender and server at most of the elite parties held around Fayette County.  He and his wife, Lillie Mae, who assisted him at the parties, added so much grace and elegance to every event.  It was well known that many people would plan their special events around Henry’s availability.   Henry had no college degree and only some high school, but most described him as one of the smartest men that they had ever known.  He often offered wisdom and wise counsel on any number of subjects and was often called upon to speak or pray at his Church and in other venues.

Henry left us too soon at only 68 years old, but we know that everyone has a different time here on earth.  He leaves to mourn his beloved and devoted wife of 48 years, Lillie Mae Chase Upton, five children: daughter, Mrs. Gloria Shepert (Chester), Mr. Henry Upton, Jr. (Henrietta), Mrs. Rita Daniels, (Monroe), Mrs. Arleas Upton Kea, (Howard), and Mr. Wallis Upton.  He also leaves to mourn, grandchildren: Tonja, Tamiko and Arthur, Shepert, Geneva and Monroe, Jr. Daniels, Chase Carrington, Kea, and Shawn and Tunisha Upton.  In addition, Henry leaves to mourn his older brother, Deacon James Upton (Beatrice), sister, Pearl Ester Upton McVea Hawkins, (Warren), and a host of nieces and nephews, close friends, and relatives.

Henry was preceded in death by both of his parents, Early and Hattie Upton, two sisters, Doris Morgan and Maxine Upton, and two brothers, Early Upton Jr. (Obey) and Eugene Upton, Sr.
To God Be the Glory! [Interred at Paradise Gardens]

Obituary from funeral program
Contributed by Arleas Upton Kea

Upton, Lillie Mae (Chase)

Lillie Mae Upton Funeral Services Set Aug. 14

Lillie Mae Chase Upton, 76, died Aug. 4. Funeral services will be held Aug. 14 at the First Baptist Church in Schulenburg.

Interment will follow at the Paradise Garden Cemetery in Weimar with Rev. Andrew Stafford officiating.

Ms. Upton was born Jan. 9, 1928 in Lavaca County to the late Lillie Prince and John Willie Chase. She was united in holy matrimony to Henry Upton Sr. They were married for 48 years until Henry's death in July 1993.

She was a member of St. James Missionary Baptist Church and also served for several years at Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar.

She was a devoted wife, loving mother and wonderful homemaker. She emphasized the importance of education for each of her children.

She was an inspirational role model for all who knew her.

She worked for several years at the Colonial Nursing Home. She loved to travel and enjoyed flying to spend time with each of her children in her later years.
She is survived by two daughters, Rita Daniels and husband Monroe, and Arleas Kea; two sons, Henry Jr. and wife Henrietta and Wallas; one stepdaughter, Gloria Shepert and husband Chester.

She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Axel, Nettie Foley and husband Wayne and Doris Davis and husband Tommy; four brothers, Andy Rice and wife Betty, Harold Rice and wife Gracie, Elton Rice and wife Sedalia and Robert Rice and wife Gail.

She leaves behind thirteen grandchildren, Geneva, Monroe Jr., Chester, Chase, Mallory, Avery, Rossie, Marcus, Shawn, Tunisha, Tonya, Tamiko and Neil; as well as five great-grandchildren, Azarea, Elizabeth, Grace, Jeremiah and Arthur.

She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.

Lillie Mae was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, Maggie Miles and Bertha Rice; two brothers, Perry and Roy Gene Rice; and a loving aunt who grew up with her as a sister, Cleo Greenwood.

Pallbearers will be Smith Phillips, Roy Garrison, Karl and Glance Jarmon, Eugene Jr., Jerome, and Vernon Charles Upton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy D., Edward, and Raymond Glass, Adolph Thomas, Willie Gillum, Charles Flowers Jr., Patrick Campbell, Wayne Foley and Tommy Davis.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 2004, page 2A

Urban, Lawrence Steve

Lawrence Urban Funeral Services Held Feb. 4

Lawrence Steve Urban, 84, of Weimar, died Feb. 1 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. $ at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Urban was born Nov. 18, 1918 in Ellinger to Steve and Leona Schobel Urban. He married Henrietta Pauline Sebesta on April 13, 1940.

He was a farmer and rancher and worked at Kasper Meat Market. He lived and worked in the Holman area and later in Dubina and Weimar.

Mr. Urban is survived by his children, Clara Rose Gray of Carrollton, John Paul Urban, Molly Ann Raabe and Patricia Fay Wolf, all of Weimar, Leona Kathleen Urban of Austin, and Katharine Ann Parks of Chillicothe, Ohio; siblings, Irene Kainer of Weimar and Steve Urban of Columbus; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Forest Parks, Richmond Parks, Lawrence Parks and John Gray; and nephews, Michael Urban and Russell Urban.

The Weimar Mercury, February 6, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Usher, Joe Nathaniel

Joe Nathaniel Usher, 51, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994, in a Columbus hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1943, he was the son of Nathaniel and Lola Usher. He attended public schools and graduated from E. H. Henry School in Eagle Lake. On Aug. 12, 1962, he married Barbara Jean Tatum.

Funeral services were held Nov. 16, at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus, with Rev. E. Thomas officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Robert E. Tatum, Leon Tatum, Robert L. Waddle Jr., Bennie Coleman, Leon Perry Jr., Joe Coleman, Elvin Irving, Percy Coleman Jr., Richard Brazil and Ray Davis. Honorary pallbearers were R. D. Coleman, Raymond Coleman, Edward Usher and Percy Coleman Jr.

Mr. Usher is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Beverley Usher McMillian and Debbie Usher; mother, Leola Johnson; two grandchildren, Joel and Ronald; son-in-law Ronald McMillian Sr.; step-brother, Kenneth Wicks Johnson; four uncles, Percy Coleman, Raymond Coleman, R. D. Coleman and Edward Usher; seven aunts, Willie Wiley, Qunnie Walker, Jerline Perry, Edna Pinkley, Mae Etta Anderson, Alberta Rhodes and Albertha Davis and a host of other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, Green Johnson.

Colorado County Citizen, November 23, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Ushery, Arthur Robert

Card of Thanks

The wife, Mrs. Callie Ushery; mother, Mrs. Emma Williams; sisters, Mrs. Charity Townsend, Mrs. Ruby Scott; and the King family; of the late Robert[sic] Ushery wish to take this method to express sincere appreciation to the ministers, Mason brothers, ushers of Mt. Arie Baptist Church, friends and relatives for their words of consolation, their loyal service, cards of condolence, the food and many deeds of kindness at the passing of a dear husband. A special thanks to Rev. Hubbard and the Wilson-Greggs Funeral Home. We are grateful for the beautiful florals that made his last resting place so beautiful. Your kindness will forever be remembered. [Interment in Oakland Hill Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 11, 1964, page 7

Uzzell, Virginia (Mathis)

Virginia Uzzell

Funeral services for Virginia Uzzell. 66. were held Saturday afternoon from the Mill-Bauer Chapel in Eagle Lake. Rev. Charles Runk officiated.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Uzzell died of natural causes Thursday. Oct. 15 in a Ft. Worth area hospital.

She was born in Independence, Mo. on June 20, 1915, the daughter of Clyde Mathis and Mary Ann Lentell. She married Ernest Uzzell in Brownwood. Tx. on July 10,1941.

She was a longtime former resident of Eagle Lake and a member of the Methodist Church. She moved to the Ft. Worth area (Hurst) a short time ago.

Uzzell is survived by her husband, Ernest Uzzell of Hurst; two daughters, Virginia Altman of Brenham and Mary Ann Steger of Saudi Arabia; three sons, William of Bedford. Tx, Ernest Jr. of Mckinney and Dan Clutter of Miami,. Fla.; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Frank Pidgeon, Buck Sword, Lee Briscoe, Lonnie Sommerlatte, Al Novasad, and Bob McIntyre.

Honorary pallbearers were Raymond Thomas M.D., Marvin Tyler, James Crabb, Sam Davidson, Ralph Truly and members of the Clifford Wiese Adult Bible Class of the FIrst Methodist Church of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, October 22, 1981, page 2

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