FUNERAL HELD FOR ALFRED VORNSAND, 27, HERE THURSDAY
Funeral services for Alfred Vornsand. 27, youthful Weimar resident whose death occurred here Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon at the Hubbard Funeral Home, the Rev. W A Flachmeier of Columbus officiating.
The deceased, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Vornsand, prominent Weimar area couple, was a native of this section where he was born March 1, 1913. In 1935, he was united in marriage to Miss Nora Dahse, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Dahse. After the marriage, the couple resided here one year, moved to Beasley where they lived for three years, and later returned and had made this their home for the past year. He had engaged in farming
In June. he underwent an operation and his untimely passing is believed to have resulted indirectly from this.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora Vornsand of Weimar; a son, Kenneth; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Vornsand; two brothers, Walter of Kelly Field, San Antonio. and Fred Vornsand, Weimar City marshal; and five sisters, Mrs. Geo. Sander and Mrs. E. G. Oncken, both of Weimar; Mrs. Alfred Baumann of Nordheim, and Miss Alice Vornsand and Mrs. Albert Slubar of Weimar.
Burial was in the Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery.
To bereaved survivors, the Mercury extends sincere sympathy, joining with scores of friends of the family who sympathize deeply with them in the untimely loss of this fine young man.
Weimar Mercury, August 16, 1940, page 1
E. Vornsand Funeral Held Here Sept 30
Funeral services for Edgar W. Vornsand; 62, of Weimar were held Wednesday, Sept. 30, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.
Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.
Mr. Vornsand died Sept. 29 at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for nearly a month.
A lifelong resident of this area, he was born Dec. 14, 1918, in the Wildwood community, a son of Willie G. and Frieda (Hartmann) Vornsand. He served in the Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. He was employed 34 years in the feed business, with McCall Sanders, Henry Beken Jr., and Henry L. Beken. He was a member of the American Legion post. here and Weimar United Church of Christ,
He is survived by two brothers, Albert and Alvin J. Vornsand of Weimar, and 13 nieces and nephews. Three infant sisters and four brothers, one as a child, preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Harry Knebel Jr., Bob Stutts, Edwin Knebel, Hillliard Till, Henry L. Beken, and Henry Beken Jr.
Weimar Mercury, October 8, 1981, page 2
Emil Vornsand, 49, Funeral Thursday
Funeral services for Emil Vornsand, 49, have been set for Thursday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home, Burial will be in St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.
Mr. Vornsand, ill for some time, died early Wednesday at his home. He had been employed by Norbert Stech, masonry contractor.
Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1966, page 8
Emil Vornsand, 49, Succumbs to Long Illness
Emil A. Vornsand, 49-year-old brick mason, died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at his home, after about a year and a half of illness with cancer in the bronchial area.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiating. Interment was in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Mr. Vornsand had been a lifelong Weimar area resident and was a World War II veteran, his service including some time in England.
Born April 23, 1916, in the Wildwood community, he was a son of Willie G. and Frieda Hartmann Vornsand. He married Miss Lillie Cernoch on July 29, 1942.
His wife survives along with one son, James Vornsand of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Regina) Matura of Houston and Miss Jan Vornsnad [sic] of Weimar; two grandsons, Eugene Matura Jr. and James Emil Matura; and four brothers, Alvin, Edgar, Hugo and Albert Vornsand, all of Weimar. One brother, Willie, died last September. Another brother and three sisters died as infants.
Pallbearers were Edwin Kunz., Irddie J. Vornsand, Harvey Vornsand, Kervin Vornsand, Fred G.. Vornsand Jr., and Buddy Vornsand.
Weimar Mercury, February 24, 1966, pages 1 and 4
Esther Vornsand Funeral Services On May 2
Funeral services for Esther Dahse Vornsand, 88, were held May 2, at the Weimar United Church of Christ. Rev. Norman 'Skip' Sirnic officiated.
Burial was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Vornsand died April 30 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center where she had been a patient for less than a day. Prior to her short stay there, she had been a resident of Parkview Manor since December 1993.
She was born in the New Bielau Community January 13, 1910. Her parents were Gustav Dahse and Alma Poppe Dahse.
She attended New Bielau School.
On October 22, 1929, she married Fred G. Vornsand at the New Bielau Community home of her parents.
In addition to being a homemaker, Esther was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ and Dorcas Circle of the church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She initiated the school lunch program for the Weimar Independent School District and remained in charge of that program for twenty-five years.
She is survived by three children: Glenn Vornsand and wife Sue of Weimar, Beuna Mae Sales and husband James of Houston, and Doris Brown of Nassau Bay.
Six grandchildren also survive: Mark Sales, Victor Vornsand, Debra Elmore, Sandra Kloesel, Coni Carter and Travis Sales.
Great-grandchildren survivors include: Danny Hill, Alexandra Sales, Kristin Kloesel, Marshall Sales, Katie Sales, Harrison Sales, Emily Sales, James Sales and Devon Carter. Four sisters survive: Selma Wienken, Nora VanAlstyne, Ellyn Stryk, and Helen Kainer.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband Fred who died in September 1993.
Pallbearers were Mark Sales, Victor Vornsand, Travis Sales, Danny Hill, Perry Kloesel, Michael Carter, and Phil Elmore.
Weimar Mercury, May 7, 1998, page 2
Ferd. Vornsand, 74, Succumbs to Long Illness
Funeral services for Ferdinand Dietrich Vornsand, 74, who died early Saturday morning, three days short of his 50th wedding anniversary, were held Sunday afternoon, at Hubbard Funeral Home, Rev. C. Emigholz officiating.
Burial was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
He had been bedridden and partially paralyzed since a heart stroke seven months ago.
Born October 30 1879, in Germany, he was the son of Wilhelm and Johanna Rogge Vornsand, and came with them to America when he was five years old
He married Miss Frieda Schriefer here Dec. 29, 1903, and they had made their home in this area ever since, living at Wildwood for 40 years until 1947. That year, because of Mr. Vornsand's failing health, they moved to Weimar. He was a member of the Evangelical & Reformed Church here.
They had nine children, one of whom died as an infant and another, Alfred, at the age of 27.
Surviving in addition to his widow are five daughters, Mrs. George Sander and Mrs. E. G. Oncken of Weimar, Mrs. Bertha Slubar of San Antonio, Mrs. Alfred Baumann of Nordheim and Mrs. Otto Rahlwes of Baytown; two sons, City Marshal Fred Vornsand and Walter Vornsand, both of Weimar; two brothers, William and Fritz Vornsand, both of Weimar; a sister, Mrs. Fritz Meyer of Yoakum; 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers for the services were six nephews: Albert Vornsand of Weimar, Henry Ahlers of Orange Grove, Herbert Wienken of Corpus Christi, Arnold L. Brandt of Pasadena, Leroy Schriefer of Houston and Emil Meyer of Yoakum.
Weimar Mercury, January 1, 1954, pages 1 and 5
Fred Vornsand Funeral Held September 10
Funeral services for Fred Gerhard Vornsand, 85, longtime Weimar city marshal and police chief, were held September 10 at Weimar United Church of Christ. Rev. Norman 'Skip Sirnic officiated.
Burial was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Vornsand died Sept. 7 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center where he had been a patient for the previous ten days.
He was born December 30, 1907 in Fayette County, to Ferdinand and Frieda Schriefer Vornsand. He attended Wildwood School.
With the exception of fourteen months service as a Military Policeman in the U. S. Army during World War II, Vornsand was known as "the law" in Weimar from 1936 to 1977.
During this period he initially served in the elected capacity of City Marshal and subsequently as the appointed Chief of Police.
Even after retiring from full time law enforcement duty, he served the ever expanding Weimar Police Department as a part time officer for many years.
Vornsand was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ and Brotherhood. Among the many other organizations to which he belonged were the Colorado County Law Enforcement Association, Weimar Lions Club, American Legion Post #259, Weimar Masonic Lodge #423, Arabia Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
Among the many awards he received were the Golden Trowel Award for exceptional service from the Grand Lodge of Texas; the City of Weimar Special Award for outstanding service from 1936 to 1977; the City of Weimar resolution designating him Honorary Chief of Police after his retirement; and the Knights of Columbus Certificate of Merit in recognition of exceptional service to the community.
He is survived by his wife Esther Dahse Vornsand; three children, Glenn Vornsand and Sue of Weimar; Buena Sales and husband James of Houston, and Doris Brown of Nassau Bay.
Six grandchildren also survive: Mark Sales, Victor Vornsand, Debra Sales, Sandra Kloesel, Coni Carter and Travis Sales.
Great-grandchildren survivors include; Danny Hill, Alexandra Sales, Kristin Kloesel, Marshall Sales, Katie Sales, Harrison Sales and Emily Sales. Three sisters survive; Bertha Griffin, Martha Baumann, and Alice Rahlwes.
Vornsand was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers; Emma Sander, Johanna Oncken, John Vornsand, Alfred Vornsand and Walter Vornsand
Pallbearers were Mark Sales, Victor Vornsand, Travis Sales, Perry Kloesel, Michael Carter, and Kenneth Vornsand.
Honorary pallbearers were; Members of the Weimar Masonic Lodge #423, Weimar Voluntary Fire Department, and American Legion Post #259.
Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1993, pages 1 plus
Funeral Here Thursday for Mrs. Vornsand
Funeral services for Mrs. Frieda Vornsand, 83, widow of the late Ferd. Vornsand Sr., will be held at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon, January 23, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with the pastor, Rev. Frank H. Horak Jr., officiating.
Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery.
The body will lie in state at Hubbard Funeral
Home until 12:30 p.m. and at the church from 1 p.m. until service time.
Mrs. Vornsand died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colonial Rest Home, Schulenburg, after a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 23, 1885, in Germany, she was a daughter of Frederich and Elisa Evers Schriefer. The family moved to America when she was four or five years old, settling at New Bielau, where she was confirmed as a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Later they lived at Holman for several years and then in the Wildwood area.
After their marriage Dec. 29, 1903, the Vornsands settled at Holman for about two years, then moved to Wildwood, where they remained until 1957, when they retired from farming and moved to Weimar. Mr. Vornsand died Dec. 26, 1953.
Mrs. Vornsand was a charter member of the Womens Guild of Weimar United Church of Christ.
Surviving her are two sons, City Marshall Fred Vornsand Jr. and Walter Vornsand of Weimar; five daughters, Mrs. George (Emma) Sander and Mrs. E. G. (Johanna) Oncken of Weimar, Mrs. Alton (Bertha) Griffen of Marble Falls, Mrs. Alfred B. (Martha) Baumann of Nordheim, and Mrs. Otto A. (Alice) Rahlwes of Baytown; 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Hugo Schriefer of Yoakum and Otto Schriefer of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Katie Wienken of Weimar, Mrs. Reinhard (Martha) Brandt of Pasadena, and Mrs. Alfred (Elsie) Bucek of Nordheim.
Preceding her in death in addition to her husband were two sons, John, an infant, and Alfred, age 27; three brothers, Fritz, Ernst and Edward and a sister, Miss Sophie Schriefer.
Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1969, page 4
Final Rites for Mrs. W. Vornsand, 76, Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Frieda Vornsand, 76, widow of the late Willie G. Vornsand, were held Saturday afternoon, July 11, at Hubbard Funeral Home.
Rev. Charles Bawel officiated. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Vornsand, who had been in ill health about two years, died at her home Friday after a heart attack.
Born April 27, 1883, in Germany, she came to this country with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hartmann, when she was 4 years old. The family settled at Holman. She was married to Mr. Vornsand n 1902, and they spent the rest of their lives in this area. Mr. Vornsand died in 1954.
She was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ (E&R).
Surviving are six sons, Albert, Willie, Hugo, Alvin, Emil and Edgar, all of Weimar; 13 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren; one brother, Henry Hartmann of Lissie; and two sisters, Miss Bertha Hartmann of San Antonio and Mrs. Minna _____ [Ulbrich] of Alleyton. Three daughters and a son died as infants.
Pallbearers for her funeral were John Fojt, Irddie Vornsand, Buddy Vornsand, Kerwin Vornsand, Reuben Vornsand and Jimmy Vornsand.
Weimar Mercury, July 17, 1959, page 1
Strokes Fatal to Fritz Vornsand; Buried Tuesday
Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon for Fritz Vornsand, 75-year-old retired farmer, with the Rev. Charles Bawel, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Vornsand died early Monday morning, May 16, at his home after a lingering illness. He had had two strokes.
Born Nov. 16, 1884, in Germany, he was the son of Wilhelm and Johanna Rogge Vornsand. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. The family came to America when he was a small child, settling near Holman and later moving to Shiner. He married Miss Lena Laturnus in May 1910, and one daughter was born to this union. His wife died in 1911. On Nov. 28, 1918, he married Miss Johanna Cordes at Moulton and one son was born to them. The family moved to Weimar in 1921 and settled in the Wildwood community.
Thirteen years ago Mr. Vornsand retired from farming, and he and his wife moved to the edge of town, to live with his son.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Johanna Vornsand of Weimar; the son, Fred J. Vornsand, Weimar; the daughter, Mrs. Lena Hawkins, Beeville; three grandchildren and one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Fritz Meyer, Yoakum. His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Chas. Flessner of Moulton; Walter Schmidt of Orange Grove; Albert, Alvin, Walter and Irddie J. Vornsand, all of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, May 20, 1960, page 1
Hugo Vornsand Succumbs at 56; Buried Monday
Funeral services for Hugo William John Vornsand, 56, were held Monday at Hubbard Funeral Home and Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Frank H. Horak Jr. officiating.
Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Vornsand died Saturday, April 20, at San Jacinto Hotel after five years illness.
A farmer and dairyman, he was born near Shiner on Dec. 16, 1911, the son of William and Frieda Hartmann Vornsand. He was about 3-years old when the family moved to the Weimar area. He married Miss Elsie Wienken at Columbus on June 28, 1938, and they settled on a farm near here.
His wife survives, along with two sons, Kerwin and Reuben, both of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Loreen) Perrin of Austin and Miss Lynelle Vornsand of Houston; and three brothers, Albert, Alvin and Edgar, all of Weimar. Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Harvey Vornsand, Jimmy Vornsand, Irddie Vornsand, Edgar (Buddy) Vornsand, Arthur Oncken and Alex Seydler.
Weimar Mercury, April 25, 1968, page 1
Sam Vornsand Services Held Jan. 4
James (Sam) Vornsand, 63, of Weimar died on Jan. 2 at his home.
He was born on Sept. 26, 1944 in Hallettsville to Emil and Lillie (Cernoch) Vornsand.
He attended St. Michaels School and Weimar High.
He served in the Army in 1966 and was stationed at Fort Devens, Mass.
He married Betty Hudec on Nov. 21, 1970 in Weimar.
He was self-employed and operated Vornsand Custom Hauling, Sams BBQ, and James Vornsand Hauling.
His hobbies were hunting, cooking and tending to his cattle.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 4 at St. Michael Church in Weimar, with Father John Bily officiating.
Interment followed in St. Michael Cemetery.
Pallbearers included Buddy Hudec, Franklin Hudec, grandson Austin Purdy, Sonny Vornsand and Harvey Vornsand.
Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren Emily Purdy, Reed Purdy, Colby Barlow and Jaxson Barlow.
He is survived by his wife, Betty of Weimar; daughter, Ann Barlow and husband Toby of Weimar; son, James Purdy and wife Janet of Weimar; mother, Lillie Vornsand of Weimar; sisters, Regina Matura and Jane Lux, both of Katy; and five grandchildren, Jaxson and Colby Barlow and Austin, Emily and Reed Purdy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Emil Vornsand.
Weimar Mercury, January 10, 2008 online edition
Funeral Services For Mrs. Vornsand, 76, Held Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Fritz (Johanna) Vornsand, 76, were held Thursday, July 30, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery. Rev. F. J. Mehrtens of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Schulenburg, officiated.
Mrs. Vornsand died July 28 in Wagner Hospital at Shiner.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cordes, she was born Oct. 28, 1887, in Germany, and came to America with her parents when she was a small child. The family settled in the New Bielau community. Her parents died soon afterward, and she became the foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Behlen. She was confirmed in Trinity Lutheran Church at New Bielau.
She and her foster parents moved to Shiner, and later she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flessner in Moulton. At Moulton she was married on Nov. 28, 1918, to Fritz Vornsand of Shiner, One son, Fred J., was born to them.
In 1922 the family moved to the Wildwood community near Weimar, and in 1947 they moved to Weimar, making their home with their son. Mr. Vornsand died May 16,1960. Three sisters and a brother also preceded Mrs. Vornsand in death.
Survivors are the son, Fred J. Vornsand of Weimar, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Lena Bradshaw of Burnet; three step-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Fred G. Vornsand, Alvin Vornsand, Edgar Vornsand and Irddie J. Vornsand, Emil Vornsand, all of Weimar, and Henry Vornsand of Schulenburg.
Weimar Mercury, August 6, 1964, page 1
Katie Vornsand Funeral Services Held Dec. 2
Katie Wienken Vornsand, 83, of Weimar died Nov. 30 in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at Weimar United Church of Christ with Rev. Norman (Skip) Sirnic officiating. Interment followed at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.
Katie was born May 23, 1915 in Wildwood to Willie and Katie (Schriefer) Wienken.
She married Alvin Vornsand on Oct. 5, 1938.
Mrs. Vornsand was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Extension Homemaker Club of Holman, Dorcas Circle of Weimar UCC, and Nimble Fingers Sewing Club. She lived in this area all of her life.
Survivors include: husband, Alvin Vornsand of Weimar; a daughter, Vera Brandt and husband George of Holman; a son, Harvey Vornsand of Weimar and Kathy Schoen; sisters, Erna Koehn of Columbus; Elsie Vornsand of Weimar, and Olga Fuchs and husband Bill of Weimar; sister-in-law, Selma Weinken; grandchildren, Karen and Chuck Bellue of La Grange, Robin and David Hutchison of College Station; and great-grandchildren, Josh, Emily and Hannah Bellue.
She was preceded in death by her three brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers were: Leonard Wienken, Elliot Koehen, Wilfred Fuchs, Larry Guenther, Kerwin Vornsand and Sonny Vornsand.
The Weimar Mercury, December 10, 1998
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