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La Grange Journal, 8 December 1880

Died—On the 10th inst., at Beauchamp-place, Warwick, Elizabeth, wife of Lancelot Abbots, aged 75 years. The deceased was for many years a resident of Fayette County. The above we clip from the Warwick, England Advertiser. Mr. Abbott was formerly a resident of our county, still owns considerable property here and has many warm friends among our old citizens who will be grieved to hear of the death of his excellent lady.

Contributed by Kathy Carter


Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 8, 1970

Final Rites For Mrs. Adamcik, 83, at Dubina

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home here and Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church at Dubina for Mrs. Willie (Agnes) Adamcik, 83, an almost lifelong resident of Dubina.

Burial was in the Dubina Cemetery. Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated. Grandsons Anthony Adamcik, Larry Southerwood, Leo John Rainosek, Willie Bohac, Daniel Lidiak and Ivan Mazoch Jr. were pallbearers.

Mrs. Adamcik died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, at Youens Memorial Hospital, after about a week as a patient there. She had been an invalid since a stroke last August.

Born Oct. 8, 1886, at Dubina, she was a daughter of Peter and Mary Vacek. She was married to Mr. Adamcik at Dubina on October 30, 1906, and they lived at Hostyn a few years before moving to Dubina. Mr. Adamcik died Nov. 11, 1965.

Mrs. Adamcik was a member of the KJZT and Christian Mothers.

Surviving are one son, Victor of Weimar; eight daughters, Mrs. Joe (Edna) Southerwood of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Paul (Annie) Hock [or Heck] and Miss Adela Adamcik of Houston, Mrs. John (Agnes) Lidiak, Mrs. Leo (Lillie) Rainosek, Mrs. Edwin (Willie Mae) Holub, Mrs. Willie (Mary) Bohac, and Mrs. Ivan (Evelyn) Mazoch, all of Weimar; 40 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John of Schulenburg and Peter of Midfield.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1964, page 1

Mrs. C. Adamcik, 78, Expires; Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Weimar and Dubina for Mrs. Charles Adamcik, 78, who died Monday in a Schulenburg rest home after more than two years' illness.

After services at Hubbard Funeral Home, Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church by Rev. Henry O. Rolf, with Rev. John Bily assisting as Deacon, Rev. Joseph Deane as sub-deacon, and Rt. Rev. Anthony F. Drozd as master of ceremonies. Msgr. Drozd also gave the sermon. Rev. Lad Klimicek of Frydek was also present.

Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery at Dubina.

The former Albina Hromadka, daughter of George and Terezie Hromadka, Mrs. Adamcik was born Oct. 29, 1885, at Dubina and was married there to Mr. Adamcik in November 1908. A lifetime resident of this area, she was a member of St. Michael's Church, Christian Mothers, Catholic Knights of America, and the VFW Auxiliary.

Her husband survives, along with four sons, George of Galveston, Eddie of Bellaire, Henry and Joe of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Janie) Krecmer of Weimar, Mrs. Albert (Hattie) Buxkemper of Bay City and Mrs. Anton (Alice) Korenek of Houston; 19 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Leo Hromadka of Ammannsville.

Pallbearers were Frank Krecmer, Roy Adamcik, Thoma Korenek, Robert Jones, Bennie Hromadka and Victor Adamcik.

Contributed by Dorothy Albrecht


Colorado County Citizen, August 14, 1975

Charles Adamcik

Services for Charles J. Adamcik of Weimar, a retired business man, were held Aug. 6 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with The Rev. Vincent Fecher officiating. Burial was in Dubina cemetery.

Mr. Adamcik died in Youens Hospital in Weimar Aug. 4 after suffering a heart attack. He had been a resident of Parkview Manor 3 years.

Born in Hostyn Dec. 24, 1886, he was a son of Frank and Anna Matula Adamcik. He attended Bluff School at LaGrange. On Nov. 9, 1908, he was married to Albina Hromadka at Dubina.

He was a member of Knights of Columbus, K.J.T., Catholic Knights of America and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Weimar.

At an early age, Mr. Adamcik was a talented musician playing with a number of bands in the area as well as an organist and choir director at several Catholic Churches.

The early years of his married life were spent as a farmer in the Dubina area. In 1938 he started a business in Weimar under the name of "Adamcik's Radio and Appliance." He retired in the late 1940's and then devoted his time to piano and organ sales and service at his residence in Weimar.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Robert Krecmer of Weimar, Mrs. Albert Buxkemper of El Campo and Mr. Tony Korenek of Houston; 3 sons, Geo. J. of Galveston, and Henry A. and Joe V. Adamcik of Weimar; 4 sisters, Mrs. Frank Kruppa, Mrs. Richard Kruppa and Mrs. Adolf Matocha, all of La Grange and Mrs. Charles Lidiak of Weimar; 2 brothers, Adolf Adamcik and Geo. E. Adamcik of LaGrange; 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. His wife and one son, Edward F. Adamcik of Houston, preceded him in death.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Galveston Daily News, Friday, September 12, 1980

Evelyn S. Adamcik, 69, of Galveston, died Thursday in St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral, Monsignor C.J. Alleman and Monsignor Harry Mazurkiewicz officiating.

Burial will be at La Grange New City Cemetery in La Grange, Texas, under the direction of Malloy and Son Funeral Home.

A rosary will be recited tonight at 7:30 at the Malloy and Son Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Adamcik was born Jan. 7, 1911, in La Grange. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral Altar Society and the N.C.C.W.

Survivors include her husband, George J. Adamcik of Galveston; two daughters, Jane Cross of Dallas and Judy Yaklin of Redwood City, Calif.; three sisters, Adela Moellenberndt of La Grange, Tiny Berry of La Grange and Eleanor Pond of Galveston; a brother, Ralph W. Schneider of San Antonio; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephewws.

Memorials may be sent to the St. Mary's Cathedral Building fund.

Visitors may call at Malloy and Son Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


San Antonio Express, Saturday, November 15, 1941

SCHULENBURG, Nov. 14.—Funeral services were held at Hostyn for Felix Fred Adamcik, five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Adamcik of the Ammannsville section. He is survived by his parents, four sisters and eight brothers.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Weimar Mercury, 27 June 1930, page 1

Frank Adamcik, Jr. Is Claimed by Death

News was received here Sunday that Mr. Frank Adamcik, Jr., well known farmer of the Cistern community and related to a number of residents of this section had been claimed by death.

As best we could learn the particulars, Mr. Adamcik was taken ill while at work in his field. This must have been on Saturday. His illness was at once diagnosed as of serious type, and he hurriedly was taken to the hospital at LaGrange. There it was found that he was suffering with appendicitis, and that his appendix had bursted. He was operated on early Sunday morning, but it was too late, and his death quickly followed.

The funeral took place at the Barton Springs Cemetery, near Cistern, with Revs. Jansky of Cistern, Anders of Praha and Kasper of Plum officatinmg. The funeral was largely attended, many old time friends of the family from this section being present.

Mr. Adamcik was 51 years of age at time of death. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Adamcik, Sr., of LaGrange. Other survivors are his widow and six children, Mrs. Alfred Matocha of Smithville, Mrs. Julius Kahanek of George West, Edward, Frank, Benno and Velma Adamcik; four brother, George and Adolf of LaGrange and William and Charles of Dubina and six sisters, Mrs. Frank Kruppa of Muldoon, Mrs. Joe Vasek of Cistern, Mrs. Chas. Lidiak of Weimar, Mrs. Henry Janda, Mrs. Richard Kruppa and Mrs. Adolf Matocha of LaGrange.

Mr. Adamcik was well and favorably known through this section, a descendant of one of our oldest and best families, a kind hearted, good man, a devoted husband and father, the best of neighbors and friends, and his untimely death is sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.


The Colorado County Citizen, December 24, 1981, Pg. 2


Funeral services for Henrietta Ann Adamcik, 74, of La Grange were held Thursday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Msgr. Harry officiated. Interment was in the Holy Rosary catholic Church Cemetery of Hostyn under the direction of the Koenig-Peel Funeral home. Adamcik died Dec. 15, at the Diagnostic Hospital in Houston.

She was born Aug. 11, 1907 in Rutersville, Texas, the daughter of Charles and Annie Kallus Muras. She married Adolph Adamcik on May 4, 1925, in La Grange.

She was a lifetime resident of La Grange and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The Altar Society, the CDA and the KJZT.

Adamcik is survived by her husband, Adolph Adamcik of La Grange; five daughters, Martha Hill of Austin, Lillian Barnes of Austin, Helen Janacek of Dallas, Florence Hrncir of Dallas and Lucy Janda of Houston; nine sons, Charles Adamcik of Dallas, Leon Adamcik of Dallas, Edwin Adamcik of Dallas, Adolph Adamcik of Dallas, Frank Adamcik of Dallas, John Adamcik of Dallas, Ben Adamcik of Terrell, Jerome Adamcik of Houston and Lawrence Adamcik of La Grange; five sisters, Bessie Jolly of Houston, Ann Richardson of Houston, Georgia Urban of Houston, Frances Demel of Schulenburg and Mary Dittrich of Schulenburg; seven brothers, Stanley Muras of Houston, Charlie Muras of Houston, Frank Muras of Houston, Louis Muras of Houston, T. E. Muras of La Grange, Anton Muras of Columbus and Ladd Muras of Flatonia; 50 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.

Transcribed by David Hahn


Mexia Weekly Herald, Friday, October 17, 1930

LA GRANGE, Oct. 13.—The accidental discharge of a shot gun as he was alighting from an automobile resulted in the death here Sunday of Henry Adamcik, 35. He was injured Friday and gangrene developed in the wound. Amputation of his leg failed to save his life.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Weimar Mercury, 2 Jan 1969, page 1

Jeff Adamcik Heart Victim; Rites Thursday

J. F. (Jeff) Adamick [sic.], 55-year-old Holman farmer and rancher, succumbed to heart disease at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted 10 days earlier.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, Jan. 2, at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at 9:30 at St. Wenceslaus Church, Holman. Burial will be in the Holman Catholic Cemetery.

Rev. Joe Hamala, Holman pastor, will be celebrant of the mass. Rev. Albert Hubertus, pastor of St. Michael's here, will give the sermon.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Adamcik's nephews, Gene Kristoff, Tommy Kristoff, Ike Petras, Jim Hluchanek, Alvin Adamcik and Mark Mazoch.

Jerome Frederick Adamcik was born at Holman Sept. 30, 1913, the son of John R. and Mary Kubala Adamcik, and lived his entire life there. He married Miss Mary Kristoff there Oct. 20, 1937.

She survives, along with two brothers, George Adamcik of Dallas and Otto Adamcik of Victoria; and three sisters, Mrs. Gus (Bessie) Petras of La Grange, Mrs. Elizabeth Hluchanek of Weimar and Mrs. Louis (Mary Ann) Mazoch of Holman.

Three brothers, Henry, Bob and Emil, preceded Mr. Adamcik in death.


Weimar Mercury, 19 Jun 1942, page 1

John R. Adamcik Dies in Hospital At Hallettsville

Funeral services were held at Holman Saturday morning for Mr. John R. Admacik, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Hluchanek of this city and Bob Adamcik, owner of Bob's Place in Schulenburg.

Mr. Adamcik, who was 76 years, 11 months and 17 days old, died last Thursday in a Hallettsville hospital. Services were held from the family home near Holman and again at the Ammannsville Catholic Church.

He was born in Moravia, Frenstat, in 1865. At the age of 8 years, he moved with his sisters and brothers to the united States, landing at Galveston. They settled at Dubina and later at Bluff, Texas.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hluchanek, Weimar; Mrs. Bessie Petrash and Mrs. Mary Ann Mazoch of La Grange; and five sons, Geo. Adamcik, Dalas; Bob Adamcik, Schulenburg; Emil Adamcik, Almeda, Calif.; Otto L. Adamcik, Victoria; and Jerome F. Adamcik of Holman. Fourteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive.

The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the family.


San Antonio Express, Sunday, April 29, 1923

LaGrange—Mrs. Lena Adamcik, 2_(0 or 9) years of age, wife of Adolf Adamcik, died at her home near La Grange April 25 and was buried at the Ammannsville Cemetery.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, 23 April 1915


Mary Adamcik, age 53 years, 3 months and 27 days, Holman.

Contributed by Matt Cross


San Antonio Light, Wednesday, August 9, 1967

SCHULENBURG—Services for Robert (Bob) Adamcik, one of South Texas' best known restaurant operators, will be at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home.

Requiem Mass will follow at 9 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery.

Adamcik, who died Monday in Houston, operated a restaurant here for 27 years on U.S. 90.

A member of a pioneer family in this year, Adamcik in 1956 was a write-in candidate for governor.

Survivors include his widow; sons, Harlan Adamcik, San Antonio, and Stan Adamcik, Houston, and two grandchildren.

San Antonio Express, Wednesday, August 9, 1967

SCHULENBURG -- One of Southwest Texas' best known restaurant operators will be buried here Thursday when final rites are held for Robert (Bob) Adamcik.

Adamcik, 64, died Monday morning in St. Joseph's Hospital, Houston. He had been ill about a week.

Member of a pioneer family of this area, Adamcik for many years was a pioneer in pushing tourism for Texas. He was an early advocate for sale of liquor by the drink and pari-mutuel betting.

He had operated a restaurant here for 27 years, and his business on U.S. 90 became known to thousands of travelling Texans between San Antonio and Houston.

In 1956, Adamcik spotlighted his support of tourism, mixed drink, and horse race betting by becoming a write-in candidate for governor.

Adamcik advertised his restaurant as a place that offered 26 hours service. In addition to food, he offered a veritable museum for his patrons, along with a variety of outlandish souvenirs.

When his famed restaurant burned several years ago, Adamcik rebuilt and continued in business.

Body blessing service will be in Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, with Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, of Schulenburg; two sons, Harlan Adamcik of San Antonio and Stan Adamcik of Houston, and two grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Victoria Advocate, February 3, 1980

Mrs. Adamek

Advocate News Service

SCHULENBURG – Mrs. Frances Adamek, 77, of Schulenburg, died Saturday morning in a Port Lavaca nursing home after a lengthy illness.

Born Aug. 16, 1902, in Black Jack Community, Mrs. Adamek was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Schulenburg.

A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home Chapel in Schulenburg.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Barlow. Burial will be in St. Rose Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Emil Adamek of Schulenburg, a daughter, Mrs. Elo Cecilia Pelech of Port Lavaca; three sons, Frank J. Adamek of Houston, Melvin Adamek of Schulenburg, and Marvin Adamek of Rosenberg; three sisters, Mrs. Adela Mendel, Mrs. Annie Besetzny and Mrs. Edna Janacek, all of Schulenburg; two brothers, Frank Gassmann of Schulenburg and Alfred Gassmann of Columbus, 28 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, 17 Jan 1913, page 1

Mr. Frank Adamek, one of our industrious farmers, living near High Hill, died Tuesday last after an illness of a short time of pneumonia. His remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery at High Hill, Rev. Gerlach officiating, Wednesday morning at ten o’clock. An appropriate obituary will appear in our next issue.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Dallas Morning News, June 26, 1930

FLATONIA, Texas, June 25.-- Frank Adamek, 51, of Cistern died Monday after an operation and was buried at Barton Springs Cemetery Tuesday.

He leaves his wife and seven children.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, January 8, 2013

Juanita Adamek

Juanita Joyce (Demel) Adamek, age 75 years, 9 months, 23 days, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 12:20 p.m.

For the last two years and 10 months, Mrs. Adamek strived to overcome the effects of a train/truck accident and significant stroke. She improved enough to be able to live at home again full-time with her daughters staying with her. Mrs. Adamek re-learned how to care for herself, played dominoes and started quilting baby quilts with her grandchildren this past year. On Dec. 14, Mrs. Adamek suffered a terminal stroke and was taken home on Dec. 19 to die respectably with hospice care. She died peacefully at home with family saying the rosary around her bed on Dec. 30. The last two years, the family witnessed the importance of simpleness and celebrated every small event in Mrs. Adamek's life, and was able to collect many memories and have many stories to tell of her life.

The funeral was held on Friday, Jan. 4 at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Rev. Tim Kosler officiating and Rev. Robert Guerra as concelebrant. Interment was in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery. Pallbearers were Barry Demel of Schulenburg, Tony Vasut of Houston, Randy Demel of Houston, Clinton Heinrich of Austin, Arnold Adamek of Houston, Glen Adamek of Houston and Michael Pelech of Port Lavaca, all nephews. Named as honorary pallbearers were Dubley Dobie of Wimberley and Elmer Ulrich of Schulenburg, friends/neighbors; Marvin Adamek of East Bernard, brother-in-law; and Dennis Demel of Katy, brother.

Rosary was said on Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, led by Rev. Tim Kosler. A memorial tribute was given by daughter Diane Bartek, granddaughter Jessie Rau and great-grandson Jagar Rau.

Born on March 3, 1937 in Middle Creek (High Hill), she was the daughter of Norbert and Martha (Heger) Demel. She attended St. Mary's School at High Hill. On Oct. 18, 1955, she married Melvin Adamek of Schulenburg at High Hill. She lived on the family farm at High Hill until her marriage, then at 6110 West U.S. Highway 90. She was a wife, mother, factory worker at Stanzel's Airplane Factory and Utex, and cook at St. Rose. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and Altar Society, and former officer for the local branch of Catholic Life Insurance. She volunteered at Regency Nursing Center and College Place, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, playing dominoes and cards, and raising cattle. She also enjoyed her grandchildren and was active in church activities and picnics.

Survivors include two daughters, Diane (Adamek) Bartek of Weimar and Susan (Adamek) Tackett of Schulenburg; two sons, Calvin Adamek of Belton and Gary Adamek of Schulenburg; a sister, Bernie (Demel) Vasut of Houston; a brother, Dennis Demel of Katy; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; four brothers, Tommy Demel of Schulenburg, Milton Demel of Houston, Joe Demel of Schulenburg and an infant brother; and four “holy innocents.”

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, 15 March 1906

Deaths Recorded Since Last Report.

 – Adams age 53 years 4 mos and 12 days, died Feb. 3.

Contributed by Matt Cross

ADAMS Children

Schulenburg Sticker, 20 April 1917, page 1

Colored Children Burned to Death

Monday evening about seven o’clock two sons of Frank Adams, colored, living two miles east of town on the George Williams place, aged seven and five years, were burned to death.

The father was just quitting work in the field at sundown when he discovered the blaze. The mother had gone to the George Williams home near by to do the milking. An older girl had been left with the children and says they were playing in the barn. About one hundred bushels of corn in the shuck, twenty-five of which had been hauled in the day before, was stored in the barn. It is thought the children had matches and the fire in the shucks cut them off from the door. When the fire was discovered it was impossible to even wheel out three buggies, one of them new, belonging to Frank Adams and his brother-in-law, Louis Wilkins, in an adjacent shed, the heat was so intense.

Emil Schulz, Jr., arrived in the car in time to pull the bodies out before entirely cremated by use of two long planks.

From the position of the bodies when found, it was thought they had crawled into a small grain bin opposite the door when the flames cut them off, and buried themselves under sacks and chop grain. There was no possible chance of rescue.

Besides the sad death of this tenant’s children, he lost all his grain and feed stuff, five sets of harness, three buggies, two belonging to himself, farm implements, etc., and Mr. Williams lost considerable property, also. Only the horses and hogs in the lot were saved.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, March 19, 1936

Aged Citizen Dies Thursday, March 12 Near Warrenton

John Addicks, Sr., aged 80 years, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Rohde of near Warrenton, Thursday, March 12. His wife preceded him in 1918. For the past four years he had been an invalid; up to the day prior to his death, he was in a cheerful mood, and gave no sign of leaving.

Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. J. Bosshard officiating; interment was had in the Townsend cemetery. He is survived by one son, John Addicks, Jr., of New Wehden and one daughter, Mrs. Fritz (Johanna) Rohde, near Warrenton.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Schulenburg Sticker, 29 Nov 1912


Bessie Addison, age 30 years, 8 months 17 days. Consumption, Walhalla.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 24 Nov 1904

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ademeke died Saturday last and its remains were placed in its last resting place in the High Hill cemetery by loving hands Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. We extend our sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents in their hour of sorrow.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, January 16, 1936, page 6

Former Carmine Man Expires in Houston Hospital

Lee Roy Afflerbach, born August 19, 1903, in Carmine, where he lived until the year 1926, expired in a Houston Hospital at 7:30 p.m. last Thursday, January 9, after an illness of about two weeks. Yellow jaundice was the cause of his death. Funeral services were held at Giddings, Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock, with interment in the Giddings cemetery, Rev. Willis officiating.

Deceased left Carmine in 1926 to work for the Peter Company in Giddings. On November 7, 1926, he was married to Miss Elda Sump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Sump of near Giddings. In 1931 he was transferred to the La Grange plant of the Peter Company and was employed there until he left to accept employment with the Frederick Produce Company in Houston, August, 1934.

Survivors, besides his wife are a seven year-old son, Lee Jr., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Afflerbach of Carmine, two brothers, R. Z. and B. L., of Carmine, two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Lehmann of Ledbetter, and Miss Mary Lucy Afflerbach of Carmine.

Our Sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.

Transcribed by Stacy N. Sneed


Schulenburg Sticker, 21 July 1904


Agricola – Died near Warrenton, 7-12-04, of tuberculosis Eliza Agricola, age 63 years and 10 months.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 3 Sep 1908


Died near Roznoz [Roznov], Aug. 17, Fritz Agricola, age 9 days of paralysis.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, Thursday, December 18, 1947

Mrs. G. A. Ahlrichs, Warrenton, Expires

Mrs. Fannie Lenert Ahlrichs, -- , of Warrenton died at her home there Sunday morning, five weeks after the passing of her husband, G. A. Ahlrichs.

Mrs. Ahlrichs, nee Fannie Lenert, spent her entire life in the Warrenton community. She was born Aug. 11, 1879 and on Aug. 10, 1898 married Mr. Ahlrichs. Peace Justice Lloyd Dippel of La Grange, who held the inquest, rendered a verdict of death by her own hand.

Funeral services were held at the Koenig Funeral Home Chapel here Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. H. T. Flachmeier officiating. Interment was in the Townsend (Foral Chapel) Cemetery near Warrenton.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Annie Oltmann and Mrs. J. E. Tiemann, both of Warrenton; and three brothers, Charlie Lenert of Oldenburg; Dr. Robert Lenert of Brenham and Andrew Lenert of New Braunfels.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Schulenburg Sticker, 14 May 1908


Near Oldenburg, April 39 [sic], Eddie Alschlager [sic.], age 9 months, of pneumonia and measles.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, February 10, 1938

Lee Roy Ahlschlaeger

Lee Roy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Ahlschlaeger of near Waldeck, died Tuesday, February 8, the infant had been ill for a few days. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R. Heise, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran church of La Grange, officiating.

Lee Roy was born January 7, 1938; he is mourned by his parents and four brothers and one sister. Sincere sympathy is offered to the survivors.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Schulenburg Sticker, 16 May 1913


Mrs. --- Ahrens, age 78 years, augina [sic] pectoris, near Freyburg
Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 13 Mar 1902


Henry Ahrens, a highly respected citizen of Freyburg, after an illness of several days, died at his home near Freyburg Thursday March the 7th, and his remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at High Hill on the morning of the 9th the Rev. Father Gallach officiating. Mr. Aharens arrived in Fayette county 68 years ago having left his home in Germany with his parent, when only eight years of age, since which time he has constantly resided in this immediate section. He was one of Fayette’s most successful farmers and substantial citizens whose place will be difficult to fill. He is survived by a widow and nine children, to whom the Sticker begs to extend its sympathy.

Lieut. Henry Aharnes whose death occurred at Freyburg Thursday last was a confederate veteran with a distinguished record, he having originally been Second Lieutenant under Captain Ledbetter, afterwards promoted, on account of distinguished services, to first Lieutenant, was also present at the seige [sic] of Vicksburg.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 5 Aug 1921


Relatives have just been apprised of the visit of the Grim Reaper to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ahrens, at Smithville, when they lost their little five year old son on Thursday, July 21. This coming after they had lost their little 12 year old daughter only a few months previous is indeed a hard blow. The family formerly resided in this vicinity and have the sympathy of many relatives.

The Ahrens children were buried in the Swiss Alp Lutheran Cemetery. Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, Thursday, November 25, 1926

Death Follows Injuries

The remains of Adolph Alaminsky, aged 42 years, were interred at the Carmine cemetery Monday afternoon, Rev. H. Brunatte conducting the religious ceremonies. There was a large number of relatives and friends present to pay their last respects.

Mr. Alaminsky was the victim of an accident, an accident that befell him on November 10, two weeks ago Wednesday. Engaged in cutting wood for the family use, he essayed to fell a tree that he had chopped, in descending the tree struck another tree, a limb was torn and fell with crushing force, striking Mr. Alaminsky on the forehead, crushing his skull.

His brother-in-law, Gus. Arndt, also his son, were present at the time of the accident and immediately took the unfortunate man to the family home, where medical aid was given. The next morning, upon the advice of the attending physician Mr. Alaminsky was taken to the Brenham Hospital for treatment. Last Saturday, when his wife visited him, it was believed that he would recover, but on Sunday he suddenly expired.

Deceased is reported to the Journal to have been a good neighbor and citizen, and was well liked. His death is sincerely regretted by all and leaves to mourn his going his widow, an only son, who is not in good health, and three daughters, and other relatives.

Our sympathy is offered to the survivors.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Schulenburg Sticker, 14 May 1908


At Waldeck, March 27, Helene Albers, age 72 years, 8 months and 22 days, of Bright’s disease.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 9 June 1916


John H Albers, age 55 years, 7 months and 21 days, died May 6, at Waldeck.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 21 Apr 1904

Death Record.

Albers: Died at Ledbetter 4,8,04 of Heart Failure, Otto Albers, aged 8 years and 5 months.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, July 30, 1936 pg. 2, Fayetteville Section

Mrs. Carl Alberts [sic.]

The remains of Mrs. Carl Alberts, aged 54 years, were brought here from Houston, Monday, and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Henniger, from where the funeral was conducted Tuesday morning at 10:00 o'clock, with Rev. Bosshard officiating.

Mrs. Alberts is survived by her husband, 15 children, her aged parents, four brothers, three sisters, eleven grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends, to whom we extend out deepest condolence. Burial was in the Pagel cemetery. May her sleep be peaceful!

Transcribed by Stacy N. Sneed


Schulenburg Sticker, 23 Mar 1905

Deaths Recorded Since Last Report.

– . Albrecht, Flatonia, infant.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, May 14, 1936 pg. 5

Aged Woman Dies At Flatonia Friday

Mrs. Anna Albrecht, aged 88 years, a citizen of Flatonia for more than half a century, died Friday night. Deceased was born in Europe; surviving are her sons A. W. Albrecht, Mrs. Jim Darling and Ed. Albrecht of Flatonia, and Mrs. Val. Wojcik of La Grange. Funeral Services were held Sunday morning, with interment at the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Transcribed by Stacy N. Sneed

The La Grange Journal, Thursday, May 14, 1936

Grandmother Passes

Mrs. Albrecht, 87 years of age, passed away Friday night at the home of her son, Anton Albrecht. Grandmother Albrecht had suffered intensely for two months from an infection in her foot, caused from cutting a corn; the toe was amputated, but too late, the poison had spread, and on account of her age, another operation would have been fatal at once.

The family has many friends here who sympathize with them in the going of mother and grandmother. The funeral was held from the Catholic church, Sunday morning, with many friends attending the services for this wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. – N.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, June 25, 1953

Mother of Local People Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Anna Albrecht, 91, passed away at the home of a son, George at Schulenburg, Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4:30 PM at the Koenig Funeral Home chapel here, with Rev. Oscar E. Linstrum officiating. Interment was made in the City Cemetery.

Mrs. Albrecht, nee Helmcamp, was born in the Bluff community on Sept. 3, 1861 and was united in marriage with the late Carl Albrecht, who passed away in July of 1932. Of late, she had been residing in Schulenburg.

The deceased was a charter member of the ladies auxiliary of the Herman Sons lodge here, and was active in its work until only recently.

She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Annie Eck of Schulenburg; five sons, Chas. C., Louis, Otto, and Fritz Albrecht, all of La Grange, and George Albrecht of Schulenburg; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Contributed by Rob Brown. Photograph provided by Colin Maney.


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, June 4, 1914

She Fell Asleep

Friday night, in the stillness when nature seeks rest, the spirit of Mrs. Anna, wife of Charles Albrecht, Jr., separated from its fever beaten earthen casket, and journey over across the river to eternal rest, a sequel to a long, brave fight against that dredful disease – typhoid fever – leaving a heart-broken young husband, and a little babe, her aged parents, a brother and one sister, with whom she was ever a favorite.

Mrs. Albrecht, who was the youngest daughter of Anton Hinke and wife, was born near Bluff twenty-four years ago, and grew to womanhood there. A few years ago she became the wife of Chas. Albrecht, also of Bluff neighborhood, but for some years living in La Grange, being rural letter carrier for Route No. 6 out of this city. Several months ago, the happiness of the young couple was increased, when they were blessed with a baby girl. And then Chas. Built a very pretty cottage on the hill, and an Eden was created.

But such happiness could not last – Mrs. Albrecht became ill with fever, and all friends joined relatives and husband in expressing the hope for speedy recovery, yet all medical attention and loving hands could not stay the approach of the grim reaper. She joined the seven brothers and sisters who had preceded.

From the family residence the funeral was held Saturday morning, and the remains were taken to the new cemetery and consigned to their last rest. Our sincerest sympathy is offered the bereaved.

Card Of Thanks

Employing this manner, we desire to impress upon our friends – the good, kind people of La Grange – that, while our hearts are swollen with grief over the absence of our dear wife, and daughter. Mrs. Anna Albrecht, who passed to her reward Friday, the kindness you saw fit to show to her and us, and the sympathy extended, has found place, prompting an acknowledgement of your acts with gratitude and thanks. May God bless you, and may you find that same kindness paramount, and exercised in your behalf, as it was with us, should the grim destroyer cause a vacancy in your home as he has in ours. Again, thank you.

Chas. Albrecht, Jr., and Relatives

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, July 27, 1916

Another Unfortunate

Early Monday morning another unfortunate, in the moment of a mental abberation, ended his earthly career. The sad act has left the hearts of his parents and relatives to bleed, and those who knew him best drop a tear of sympathy. Living happily with his parents, universally liked, his untimely end is much regretted.

Aug. Albrecht was missed Monday morning when the family awoke, but his bed showed that it had been occurred. Believing that he might have gone to assist in the usual work about the place, no attention was paid to his absence until breakfast was announced. His failing to respond to the call, caused a search, and on the bank of the brook his lifeless body was found, death having come several hours previous. The instrument of death, a shot gun, lying near, and, the gaping wound told the story.

This young man, so we are informed, suffered a sun stroke some time since; it is believed this affliction caused the temporary abberation. Monday afternoon the remains were interred in the William's creek cemetery, Rev. K. Kern officiating. The minister paid the deceased a nice tribute, and sought to console the parents, whose loss is keenly felt. Only a few years ago, another son died as the result of an accident. We offer our sincere sympathy.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, July 21, 1932

Chas. Albrecht, Sr.

Following an illness of four days, Chas. Albrecht, Sr., of La Grange, died at the family home, Sunday, July 17, aged 79 years and 17 days. He is survived by his widow, and the following children: Fritz, Albert, Louis and Chas. Albrecht of La Grange, and Mrs. Herman Eck of Schulenburg. The funeral was held Monday afternoon, with interment at the new cemetery in La Grange, Rev. Chas. A. Nash, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of La Grange, officiating.

Mr. Albrecht may be rightfully mentioned as one of our plain, honest and upright citizens, one in whom everybody found a real friend. He was born in Fayette county, and followed the avocation of a farmer all the years that he lived. When a young man he was united in marriage with Miss Annie Helmcamp, of near La Grange. To this union there was born six children, one dying in early infancy. The living children are mentioned in the preceding paragraph.

The pleasure a parent experiences in rearing an interesting family was his; in his declining years he learned with pleasure of the favorable mention given to his grandchildren in their studies and enjoying the esteem and good will of all who knew him, he felt compensated. May his sleep be peaceful; he had earned it, and has left a legacy of honorable conduct through his life, to his children.

Contributed by Rob Brown. Photograph provided by Colin Maney.


Colorado County Citizen, Feb 2009


Dorothy Mae Wallace Albrecht, 79, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 31, 2009 at St. David's Hospital in Austin.

She was born Dec. 31, 1929 in Columbus. Dorothy was the daughter of Jimmie Lettie Taylor and Keity L. Wallace. Immediately after graduating from Columbus High School in 1946, at age 16, she was employed by the Colorado County Judge as his secretary, a position she held until she married Warren Albrecht on May 17, 1953 in Columbus.

During their life together, Dorothy was a homemaker and then worked as a bookkeeper until she returned to college after her children were in school. Upon graduation from Blinn College, she acquired an emergency teaching certificate and began teaching at Hermes Elementary School in La Grange. She continued her studies at Southwest Texas State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree and went on to earn a Master's degree from Kansas State University. Dorothy taught math in La Grange Junior High and High School, retiring in 1996. She became an avid fan of girls' athletics and served as scorekeeper for the Lady Leopards basketball and softball teams even after she retired.

Dorothy's interests were extensive and eclectic. Dorothy and Warren once owned and operated Wayside Manor Antiques in Willow Springs and besides antiques she was an avid collector of chickens and dolls. She had travelled through Europe and Australia and visited all but two of the United States. Her interest in genealogy led her on many journeys tracing the steps of her ancestors through history.

Dorothy had a special interest in cemetery preservation and was the long-time president of the Weimar Cemetery Association. She also served on the boards of the La Grange Ladies Cemetery Association, the Pagel Cemetery Association and the Clear Creek Cemetery Association. She was currently spending many hours as the coordinator of the Colorado County TXGenWeb Project and had been awarded the 2006 County of the Year Award for her work on that website which included recording every known burial in the county, both marked and unmarked. She was one of the catalysts for the Live Oaks and Dead Folks cemetery tours in Columbus and the Dorothy Albrecht Award for those with five years participation is given in her honor.

Throughout her lifetime, Dorothy was a community leader and her involvement in various organizations was extensive. After retirement she served as the Custodian General of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, directing their office and museum in Austin for two years. In 2000 the State of Texas proclaimed her a Yellow Rose of Texas for her efforts in preserving state history. Dorothy was the founding President of the Monument Hill Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and District VIII DRT Representative. She was one of three founders of the Guy Smith-James McMillan Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, which she also served as regent. She served as President of the Nesbitt Memorial Library Board, President of the La Grange PTA, District President of the Texas State Teacher's Association and Worthy Matron of both the Columbus and La Grange Eastern Star chapters. She had served as an election judge, and among other organizations, she was a lifetime member of the Weimar Heritage Society Museum and a member of the Shropshire-Upton Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She served as historian for the Taylor-McMillan Family Reunion and was currently a member of both the Fayette and Colorado County Historical Commissions.

Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Weimar where she had served on the church council. She had also served as a board member of the Travis Street United Methodist Church in La Grange.

Besides her parents, Dorothy's husband, Warren, her sister, Sadie Dietzel, son-in-law, Jerold (Ron) Johnson, half-sister, Madlyn Besch, and half-brothers, Charles B., Carey L. and James K. Wallace, all preceded her in death.

Dorothy is survived by her children Rox Ann Johnson and Laurie Albrecht of Austin; Wallace Albrecht and wife Jill of Franklin, Tenn.; and her beloved grandchildren, Neal and Wyatt Johnson of Austin and Claire and Margaret Albrecht of Franklin; her brother, Fred L. Wallace and half sister-in-law, Lois Wallace, both of Columbus.

There will be a private burial service in the La Grange City Cemetery. A memorial service will be Thursday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Weimar. A reception in the church's fellowship hall will immediately follow.

Dorothy's family suggests that memorials be made to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation, 529 Washington, Columbus, TX 78934.

Photo and obituary contributed by Rox Ann Johnson


The La Grange Journal, Tuesday, September 11, 1973


Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae Albrecht, 84 of La Grange were held Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 A.M. at the Koenig Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Frank McElroy, Jr. of La Grange officiating. Burial was in the La Grange City Cemetery.

Mrs. Albrecht passed away last Thursday in Fayette Memorial Hospital.

She was born on September 9, 1888 in Bluff, the daughter of George and Lizzie Willrich Huebner, and was married to Gus Albrecht on June 27, 1919, in La Grange. She was a lifelong La Grange resident.

Surviving are her husband Gus of La Grange; two daughters, Mrs. Gussie Hill of Nacogdoches and Mrs. Arolee Hoy of New Orleans, La., one son, Lynn Grasshoff of Los Angeles, California: 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Ella was the daughter of George and Lizzie Warnken Huebner. Contributed by Rob Brown


Fayette County Record, 16 Nov 1951

Mrs. Emma Albrecht
Dies at Age of 91

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma E. Albrecht, a 90-year resident of the Fayetteville area, whose death occurred Monday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Schmidt, were held Thursday afternoon from the Knesek chapel in Fayetteville, the Rev. H. F. Wolver of Frelsburg officiating.

Mrs. Albrecht, who had attained the age of 91 years, 11 months, and one day, was a native of Willow Springs, where she was born December 11, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Pagel. She later married E. C. Albrecht, who expired in 1933.

Survivors include: a daughter, Mrs. C. W. Schmidt of Fayetteville, Route 2; four sons, Edwin E. and William C. Albrecht, both of Yoakum; Oscar W. Albrecht of Fayetteville Rt. 3; Robert T. Albrecht of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Schultz of Oklahoma, Mrs. Hugo Zapp Sr. of Houston; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Interment was in the Pagel cemetery near Fayetteville.

Photo and obituary contributed by Rox Ann Johnson


La Grange Journal, 12 Jan 1933

Ernest C. Albrecht

Our little city was shocked last Monday morning when the news was circulated that E. C. Albrecht, one of the best known citizens of the part of the county, had died.

Mr. Albrecht became ill last Saturday, and a physician was called. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock he was taken to the Brenham Hospital where all that medical skill and tender nursing could render to his aid was done, but it availed nothing. He gradually grew weaker and at 8:30 o'clock that night, he drifted peacefully into eternal sleep.

Ernest Albrecht was born September 7, 1858 and died January 8, 1933; aged 74 years, 3 months and 11 days; funeral services were conducted from the St. John's Lutheran chuirch, with interment at the Pagel's family cemetery. Those who are left to mourn his going are: His widow, four sons, Edwin, Willie, Oscar and Robert and one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Schmidt.

Our sympathy, real and sincere, goes out to the mourning relatives; they will mourn the passing of a good husband and father; the community will mourn the death of a good, honest and upright citizen. In offering to the family our sincere sympathy, we invoke the blessings of Him who giveth and taketh away, and hope that He will lighten the weight of sorrow now inflicted upon them.

La Grange Journal, 26 Jan 1933

Life History of the Late E.C. Albrecht

Since no one has written in detail the life history of the late E. C. Albrecht, this writer is endeavoring to give it to the best of his knowledge. However, some delay was experienced in obtaining the data on the more important events of his career.

Mr. Albrecht was born September 27, 1858, on a farm near Willow Spring, Fayette County, Texas, now known as the estate of the late H. C. Garlin, who was his half-brother. He was the son of Carl and Wilhelmine Albrecht, who were among the pioneer settlers of this community. At the age of about two years, his father died. A few years later his widowed mother was married to Friedrich Garlin, and they continued to live on the same farm, where he grew up to manhood, He received his education in the then Willow Spring Community School. After finishing school, he learned the carpenter trade under the guidance of his stepfather, and in his spare time on the farm he helped his stepfather build houses. Later, he was employed as a helper on a nearby cotton gin. He also was a talented musician.

In the month of February, 1883, he was married to Miss Emma Pagel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Pagel of Willow spring. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht made their home on the Wilhelm Pagel estate, which they later acquired by purchase. To this union five children were born, who are all living and are as follows:

Edwin, Willie and Robert Albrecht of Yoakum; Oscar Albrecht of Willow Spring; and Mrs. C. W. Schmidt (Lillie) of near Frelsburg.

Mr. Albrecht engaged in farming and for a number of years was owner and operator of a cotton gin at Willow Spring, which he later sold to L. C. Muenzler, who is still residing in this community. After discontinuing the cotton gin business, Mr. Albrecht opened up a machine shop and chair factory on his farm, which he operated for a number of years with the help of his sons. He manufactured one of the best raw hide chairs that was possible to make. He also had a little blacksmith shop, which he operated for his private use. Later, he sold his chair factory equipment and devoted most of his time in tractor farming. In this, as well as everything else, he was always leading his community in modern improvements. On his farm was a well, which he used for irrigating purposes. He also had a modern fruit orchard and poultry yard.

Mr. Albrecht was actively engaged in school and church work, and in the welfare of his community was the leader of the first graded road, which is now known as the Fayetteville-Willow Spring Highway No. 73.

About eleven years ago Mr. and Mrs. Albrecht retired from active farming and sold their homestead at Willow Spring to their son, Oscar, who is operating a modern hatchery and nursery on the farm now. They then removed to Fayetteville and built them a model little home, in which they had planned to spend the remaining years of their lives in retirement. Nevertheless, Mr. Albrecht could not well do without his tools and so he had a nice little tool shop in his back yard, in which he spent part of his time every day. he also had a nice garden and flower yard, in which he has shown great interest and pride.

In Fayetteville, as well as in Willow Spring, Mr. Albrecht took great interest in school and church work, and at the time of his death, January 8, 1933, he was church secretary and treasurer of his church. His remains were laid to rest in the Pagel cemetery near Willow Spring, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, with Rev. Julius Bosshard of Warrenton, officiating.

Besides his widow and five children as mentioned before, he leaves to mourn his demise four grandchildren, one half-brother, C. F. Garlin in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a number of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

In him Faette [sic.] county has lost one of its most progressive citizens, and his memory will not be forgotten.

Honor be to his memory!

–A Friend.

Photo and obituary contributed by Rox Ann Johnson


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, April 1, 1920

Accidentally Killed

It is with sorrow that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Fritz Albrecht, Sr., who accidentally shot and killed himself on his farm at Witting Sunday morning between 11 and 12 o'clock. It seems that Mr. Albrecht took his shot gun to kill some crows that were bothering his crops and in going through a wire fence the gun was in some way discharged, a load of No. 6 shot taking effect in his heart. Mrs. Albrecht was the first to find the body which at the time was in flames from powder burns, whereupon his wife fainted away. Others were soon at the scene and extinguished the clothing. Justice Oscar Shoemake was immediately summoned, who with Sheriff Houchins and Dr. Renger held the inquest.

Mr. Albrecht was 58 years and leaves to mourn his death besides his wife, two sons and one daughter, Fritz, Jr. and Hugo Albrecht and Mrs. Julius Sebastian, all of Witting; also one sister Mrs. Wm. Holwag of Victoria. He was a good manand very well liked by all who knew him, being exceptionally cheerful just prior to this sad incident. Halletsville New Era

Contributed by Rob Brown


La Grange Journal, Thursday, June 12, 1958

Geo. T. Albrecht, 72, Dies in Schulenburg

Funeral services were held for George T. Albrecht, 72, at the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home chapel in Schulenburg May 27 at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Schulenburg City cemetery and the Rev. F. H. Horak, Jr. of Weimar officiated.

Mr. Albrecht had been ill health for four years and had been confined to his bed for the past four months. He had served as nightwatchman for the city of Schulenburg for 19 years before he retired.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elbert Blasdell of Schulenburg; four brothers, Fritz, Otto, Louis and Chas. A. Albrecht, all of La Grange; and a sister, Mrs. Herman Eck of Schulenburg. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Amelia [Aurelia] Pelikan, in 1942.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The Fayette County Record, March 26, 1974

Gus Albrecht Funeral Set At 2 Tuesday

Gus W. Albrecht, a lifelong La Grange resident of 408 W. Colorado St., passed away Sunday at Fayette Memorial Hospital. He was 85.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Koenig Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Frank McElroy jr. officiating, and burial will follow in the La Grange city cemetery.

Mr. Albrecht was born July 18, 1888, and was united in marriage with Miss Ella Mae Huebner at La Grange on June 27, 1919. His wife preceded Mr. Albrecht in death on September 6, 1973.

He was a retired postal employee here at La Grange, and also served on the La Grange city council for many years.

Surviving Mr. Albrecht are two daughters, Mrs. Gussie Hill of Nacogdoches and Mrs. Arolee Hoy of New Orleans, La.; a son Lynn Grasshoff of Los Angeles, California; a sister Mrs. Louis J. Oeding of La Grange; also 10 grandchildren and two great-children.

Contributed by Rob Brown. Photo contributed by Jon Todd Koenig.



The La Grange Journal, Thursday, December 2, 1915

Accidently Shot

Hermann Albrecht, aged fourteen years, in company with two of his young friends, stopped to rest Sunday afternoon, after a hunt. A shot-gun, loaded, was placed at Hermann's side; after a few moments the gun slid slid down the incline, collided with a projecting rock, and was discharged, its contents entering young Albrecht's right side. His companions frightened but brave to the ordeal, assisted Hermann to rise and walk home.

Medical aid was promptly secured but the loss of blood had been too great, and, while made to rest easy, death ensued the following morning at five o'clock. The remains were brought to town Tuesday morning and interred at the new cemetery, sorrowing friends accompanying the relatives and mingling their tears with the bereaved.

Hermann, the son of Carl Albrecht and wife of near La Grange, was a bright, good-natured and good boy. His death is a sad blow to his parents, and to them and his other relatives our sincerest sympathy is offered in this sad hour.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, June 16, 1921

Max Albrecht Dead

Death claimed another of Fayette county's native-born citizens Monday evening when Max Albrecht, residing in the Williams Creek farming section, passed to his reward. Mr. Albrecht had been ill for the past two years, suffering from an incurable affliction; while his death was not unexpected, it nevertheless created many expressions of genuine regret among his many friends over the county. Mrs. Albrecht, his wedded companion, died January 12 of the present year.

Max Albrecht was born at Bluff, August 1, 1854, and grew to manhood on the farm of his parents, early settlers of the section. He was united in marriage with Miss Nancy Heinsohn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heinsohn and wife, and to them six children, three sons and three daughters were born, three of whom preceded the parents in death. The children now surviving are: Gus. W. Albrecht of near Muldoon, Mrs. Nancy, wife of R. D. Eckles, Bluff and Mrs. Louis Oeding of Freyburg.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, from the late home near Williams creek, where the family had resided for many years, and interment was made at the Williams creek cemetery, Rev. K. Kern officiating. To the mourning relatives we offer our sincerest sympathy.

Contributed by Rob Brown. Please contact Rox Ann Johnson if you can supply a photograph of Max or Nancy Albrecht.


Shiner Gazette, Thursday, December 7, 1967

Many sincere regrets were expressed over the passing of Mrs. A. W. Albrecht of Flatonia which occurred at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 1967 in Crews Hospital, Gonzales. About three weeks prior, she had suffered an apparent heart attack and was hospitalized. Another attack proved fatal. She attained the age of 89 years, 2 months and 2 days.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, November 30 at the Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, with the Rev. Henry Newmann, Methodist minister, officiating. Burial was in the Flatonia City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Christian Barta, Tommy Marek, j”Red” Etlinger, Eddie Zouzalik, W. W. Mueller and Sam Arnim.

Mrs. Justina Albrecht was born September 26, 1878 in Moravia (now Czechoslovakia) an only child of Hilara and Anna Martincek. She, and her parents, came to America in 1892 when she was 14 years of age. The family settled at Flatonia and, on April 2, 1894, she was married in La Grange to Anton William Albrecht, son of John and Anna (Sebesta) Albrecht, also pioneer settlers of Fayette County who came to this country from Germany. The couple made their home at Flatonia and were the parents of nine children. Mr. Albrecht first worked for the railroad and then for about 50 years was manager of the Flatonia Lumber Co. until he retired. On April 2, 1955, the couple observed his 84th birthday and their 61st wedding anniversary. Four days later (April 6, 1955) Mr. Albrecht passed away.

She is survived by two sons, John G. Albrecht of Austin, Rudy W. Albrecht of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. J. J. (Elsie) Reid and Mrs. Frank W. (Edna) Daehne, both of Bay City; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son and four daughters, William (Bill) Albrecht, December 12, 1950; Mrs. Joe J. (Clara) Sedlmeyer, March 18, 1952; Mrs. Alfred (Isabel) Olle, September 26, 1955; Mrs. Sidney (Rosalie) O’Connor, November 3, 1966; and Agnes, who died in infancy.

Another beloved mother and pioneer settler has gone to her reward. She was identified for 75 years with the interests of her community and was honored and respected by all who knew her, leaving a memory to be cherished by those who held her near and dear.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, January 20, 1921

Mrs. Max Albrecht

Death claimed Mrs. Max Albrecht last Wednesday after an illness of long duration. The family lived to the southwest point from La Grange, about eight miles, and deceased was universally liked. Saturday morning the remains were taken to the Williams Creek cemetery and there interred. Our sincere sympathy is offered to the mourning relatives.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Dallas Morning News, 26 March, 1898


Alexander-LaGrange, Tex., March 25—Mr. A. Alexander, aged 74, died this morning after a lingering illness of three months. Mr. Alexander was one of the old landmarks of this county, coming here in 1861. He was extensively engaged in mercantile interests in this city during the Civil War, owned a hattery, sometimes employing more than 100 men. Was once quite wealthy, but having reverses in business died in moderate circumstances. Was an enthusiastic Mason, being a member of the fraternity over thirty-five years. Was also a member of the American Legion of Honor. Was interred this afternoon in the Jewish Cemetery with Masonic ceremonies, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. He leaves a wife, five daughters, and six sons.

Transcribed by Debbie Hanson

La Grange Journal, 31 March 1898.


On Friday, March 5th, 1898, Mr. A. Alexander departed this life at his home in La Grange. Mr. Alexander had been fatally ill for the past four months and for the past eight weeks his death was expected at any time. He was an old citizen of La Grange, the writer having known him since 1863. At one time he was one of our largest merchants, but reverses came and of late years, he has only been assisting his son.

He was born in Thorn, Prussia, April 19, 1823 and came to the United States in the fifties. For a few years he remained in New York City, head clerk in a hat making establishment that employed 2000 men. He finally decided to try his fortune in Texas and came here in the year 1861. After a while he moved to Winchester, this county, and after being in business there for several years, he returned to La Grange and remained here until death called him elsewhere. On December 22nd, 1863, he married Miss Dorothea "Dora" Ackerman and ten children bless their union.

He possessed many good traits of character and was an untiring worker. Many men, yea, hundreds of them, have lived and died and been of less use to the world than Winchester Alexander, as he was commonly called. His active, busy life filled with labors and trials at it was, must have left a good impression upon the world.

He was a great sufferer during his last sickness and death was to him and even to those who loved him as father and husband a great relief.

His remains were interred in the Jewish Cemetery on last Friday evening with Masonic honors, he having been a member of that order since 1864.

[Abram Alexander's remains were later reinterred at the La Grange City Cemetery.]


La Grange Journal, March 15, 1934, page 3

Wife and Mother Passes Suddenly Friday, March 19

The shadow again fell across the thresholds of the Alexander families last Friday morning, the fourth time within a period of 16 months, seeming lurking in the vicinity to return after a brief absence. Mrs. Carrie Alexander, wife of Jake Alexander, died at the La Grange Hospital Friday morning, shortly after the hour of midnight of Thursday, following a surgical operation that was entered upon with the firm hope of a speedy recovery.

Death comes to all, its is inevitable; in the death of Mrs. Alexander, the mortal who judges not but seems to be unable to understand, is brought face to face with the prophecy of old: "In the midst of life we are in death." The woman who reared three sons and one daughter, who was in the truest sense a loving and interested neighbor, a woman who loved her children and made for her husband a devoted wife, confident of a speedy recovery from the inevitable necessity of an operation to relieve her of an increasing ailment, suddenly closed her eyes and with that characteristic pose ever assumed when adversity came, smiling accepted the verdict.

The efforts of man are, after all, small, very small. There seems to be a greater judge at all times, and His unerring decision dispels the efforts of man. Miss Carrie—and all knew her better by that endearing name—ever subject to the call for assistance, ever willing to help the societies of the city destined for the welfare of its people and its children, cognizant of the duties a mother should assume, thought not of herself, but of those of her family circle to whom she could bring joy, and those whom she could assist, in the good work a small city imposed upon all who seek to advance the civic pride and welfare. She knew she was seriously ill; with the grim determination to submit to the ordeal, and through the efforts of a surgeon arrest the rapid advance of bodily succumb, she accepted the verdict. Successful as was the surgical act, the resistance believed to be that of her human constitution, was minus.

Friends of the family encouraged every hope that she would soon be restored to her family, in good health. Sincere prayers and expressions of the hope encouraged, interfered not with the decision made in the mind of Him whose mysteries ways will ever be respected but still a mystery. Miss Carrie, her youngest child, Jacolyn, in the prospective class of graduation at the high school this year, was preparing to enjoy what a mother will who has watched her offspring mature. Who can deny her that right?

Sunday afternoon, with the sun shining from a cloudless sky, the body was lowered to the dark recesses of the grave, while hundreds of sympathizing friends stood near, dropping a tear of sorrow, and in full sympathy with the husband, the children and the relatives of both. Countless blossoms of beautiful roses, carnations, etc., emblems of evergreen and flowers banked high about the plot of ground, told the story of love and esteem. And Miss Carrie passed from the sight of all.

It is not agreeable task for an editor to draw the picture; it is unpleasant, in the sense of application, to present to reader scenes that are sacred and yet so painful. Others, good and kind, sincere and true, pass down the same lane, perhaps little is said, but not out of lack of love and respect. Close association weaves tendrils that, severed by death, bleed as freely as does the open wound in the hearts of those who, by ties of kinship, are bowed in grief. May her soul find repose in that realm where according to the teachings of all creeds, there is no parting, and no tears.

Mrs. Carrie Alexander, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Westheimer, was born and grew to womanhood in Houston; November 17, 1909, she became the wife of Jake Alexander of La Grange. The union was blessed by three sons, Michael, Carrol and Richard, and one daughter, Jacolyn. The eldest son is a student of dentistry at the Kansas City Dental College, the second son is associated with the father in business and the youngest son, is at present a student at the Agricultural and Mechanical College. Jacolyn is attending the La Grange High School in La Grange, and will graduate next May. Mrs. Alexander was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. One of the sisters twin, died at the age of 22 years.

Her husband and children survive; her family relatives surviving are Mrs. Rose Schwartz, Mrs. Hettie Ray and Miss Mollie Westheimer of Houston. Six nephews carried the casket containing their aunt, to the open grave, the are: Dr. Chas Alexander, Sam Henry Alexander, Howard Alexander, Alexander Sam Hellman, Richard Schwartz of Houston and Lee Alexander of La Grange. Dr. Wolff Macht of Waco and Rabbi Darren of Austin, officiated at the home and the grave.

Transcribed by Connie F. Sneed


La Grange Journal, Thursday, August 3, 1933

Across The Divide

Tuesday night, at 11:00 o'clock, Chas. Alexander died at the Alexander home in La Grange, aged 64 years, 9 months and 14 days; he had been in declining health for the past two months, and in that period of illness, despite the solicitation of the able medical service, his condition rapidly declined. Friends of the family were informed during the past week, that life was suspended by a very slender thread.

Chas. Alexander was born in La Grange, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. Alexander, and grew to manhood in this city. His apt ability in business early became manifest, after an experience with other firms for several years he became associated with the Alexander Grocery Company of La Grange, 30 years ago, serving first as traveling salesman and later, as manager of the Flatonia branch of the wholesale company. He was vice-president of the company.

Survivors are, his widow, (nee Miss Cora Jacobs of Houston,) one son Dr. Chas. S. Alexander of Houston; one brother, Jake Alexander, and five sisters: Misses Essie, Rae, Gertie and Jeannette of La Grange and Mrs. B. Hellman of Houston.

His membership in fraternal orders included that of the LaFayette Lodge, No. 34, A.F. & A.M., of La Grange; Scottish Rite Chapter of Galveston, El Mina Shrine, Galveston, and the Knights of Pythias Lodges at La Grange and Flatonia. He was also a member of Post L., Travelers' Protection Association of La Grange.

Services will be held at the Alexander residence on Washington street at 1:00 o'clock, p.m., Thursday, August 3, with Dr. Macht of Waco, officiating. The body will be taken to Houston immediately after the services, and interment will take place at 5:30 o'clock, p.m., at the Beth Israel cemetery, Dr. Barnston officiating. The Masonic Fraternity will have charge.

The death of Chas. Alexander, the fourth of five sons born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. A. Alexander, leaves its sting. As the reaper exacts his toll, his unerring stroke respects no creed or sect, in his wake the sorrow is revealed. The sympathy of the community in this instance is offered to the relatives.
Contributed by Rob Brown


Austin American-Statesman, April 3, 1997

Guybret F. Alexander was born July 25, 1915 in LaGrange, Fayette County, Texas to Ida Dotson Johnson and Bert Moore. She was raised by her grandparents, James and Charity Dotson. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyl Johnson, sisters, Lorraine Johnson and America Johnson Walker, grandchildren, Christopher Turner, Stuart and Michael Allen.

Her education was received in the LaGrange County Public Schools. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in the Colorado River under the auspices of Ebenezer Baptist Church in LaGrange. There she served as Superintendent of the Sunday School and played the piano for the Training Union. After moving to Austin, she united with the Ebenezer Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Reverend J.C. Latt. She remained faithful and serving as Bible teacher for Circle #8, President of Mission One and gave over 40 years of service to the Usher Board.

Her early employment was with the American Woodmen Insurance Company and later with the Texas State Department of Health retiring in 1985.

She was married to the late James D. Alexander. She leaves cherished and loving memories to her children whom she loved dearly, sons, James Oliver Allen of Austin; daughters, Sam Ella Alexander Henson of Los Angeles, California, Vera Allen Manor of Brandywine, Maryland, Sharon Alexander of Austin, Guybret June Alexander Bolden of Corpus Christi, Rose Alexander Turner of Austin, Marilyn Alexander Walls of Clinton, Maryland and Lisa Alexander Jenkins of Austin. Also, sons-in-law, Clarence Henson, Emile Bolden, Robert Turner and James Walls, Jr.; one brother-in-law, John T. Walker of Los Angeles, California; 25 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; cherished cousins, Eugenia Key, Edith Jordan and Mandy Washington; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 4, 1997, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at King-Tears Mortuary. Funeral will be Saturday, April 5, 1997 at 12:00 noon at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1010 E. 10th St. Burial will be at Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery.

Contributed by Connie Sneed


La Grange Journal, 22 December 1887


Mr. Joseph Alexander, a son of Captain S. Alexander, for many years a resident of this place, died at the home of his parents on Wednesday the 14th December, 1887, and was buried in the Hebrew Cemetery. The young man had a spell of sickness during the early part of the Fall lasting several weeks, from which he finally recovered and returned to Austin, where he resided. He was born 19 October 1857.

After a short space of time, he was attacked again and returned here where his parents and other loved ones of his family could minister to his wants. Drs. Smith and Lunn did everything for him that medical skill could suggest, but the disease, hemorrhage of the bowels, would not yield to any treatment, and with all the tender nursing of loving hands he lingered until death relieved of his suffering, which was intense up to the within a few hours of his death. Nothwithstanding the agony through which he passed, he retained his consciousness up to a brief interval before he expired. The Journal extends to the bereaved family its sincere condolence in their sad affliction.


Weimar Mercury, 19 Sep 1896, page 2

Capt. Alexander, an old citizen of LaGrange, was found dead in bed at his house in that city Wednesday morning. Heart failure was the probable cause. He had often expressed the wish that he might drop off suddenly and without pain, and it seems that his wish was fulfilled.

Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht


Weimar Mercury, 26 Sep 1896, page 6


LaGrange, Texas, Nov. 5 – Funeral services for Victor D. Alexander, 55, who died early Saturday following a week's illness, will be held at the family home Sunday afternoon. Mr. Alexander was prominent in wholesale grocery circles and was a member of the Alexander Grocery Company, with headquarters here and branches at Flatonia, Giddings and Elgin.

Survivors are two brothers, Jake Alexander of this city and Charles of Flatonia, and five sisters, Misses Essie, Rae, Gertrude and Jeanette Alexander of this city and Mrs. B. Hellman of Houston.


La Grange Journal, Thursday, December 29, 1938

In Memorium
Hy. Ahlhorn, Sr.

Tuesday, December 13, at 9:00 o'clock, a shadow of sorrow was cast over our community when news came that Henry Ahlhorn, Sr., had died at his home in Oldenburg, and his spirit had taken flight across the vast expanse to dwell in the house of many mansions, to be with those dear ones who had gone before.

Henry Ahlhorn was born October 6, 1847, in Oldenburg, Germany, where he was christened in infancy, and at the age of 20 years he immigrated to Fayette county where he settled on his uncle's farm, near Waldeck. Later he removed to the Walhalla section.

In 1870 he was united in marriage with Miss Louise Schroeder; this union was blessed with five children, two preceding their father to the Great Beyond.

In 1884 his wife was also called from his side, which left him to struggle onward, alone. Two years later he was united in marriage with Miss Johanna Bunjes [sic]. This union was blessed with five children, one preceding the father to the grave.

Mr. Ahlhorn will not be forgotten by his friends here, as he was a very kind, friendly and loving gentleman, a successful farmer for more than 30 years, a member of the Warrenton Lutheran church the greater part of his life.

He was bedridden three weeks; all medical effort, the tender and loving care given by his wife and children, failed to bring relief, until the death angel came on Tuesday at 9:00 p.m., December 13, 1938.

Mr. Ahlhorn attained the age of 91 years, 2 months and 7 days; the funeral was held from the residence of the deceased at 2:00 o'clock, Thursday afternoon, with interment in the Townsend cemetery, Rev. Bosshard officiating. A beautiful mound of flowers was left to indicate where "Father Ahlhorn now sleeps."

He is survived by his widow, and seven children: Chas. Ahlhorn of Giddings, Mrs. Otto (Mary) Imken of La Vernia, Mrs. Aug. (Caroline) Thormahlen of Kingsville, children from the first union, Henry Ahlhorn, Jr., Mrs. Herbert (Elenora) Manske, Mrs. Henry (Amanda) Wubbenhorst, all of Oldenburg, and Mrs. Alfred (Katy) Marburger of Warrenton. His son and daughters-in-law, 31 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

PalL bearers were his grandson, Edwin Thormahlen, Alvin Imken, Edison Manske, Eugene Ahlhorn, Leon Ahlhorn and Warren Wubbenhorst.

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. May peace be with him and eternal light guide Him! A READER.

Contributed by Rob Brown

ALLEN Infant

Schulenburg Sticker, 7 Jan 1904

Death Record.

Allen: Died at Carmine 12, 24, 03, of Sever [sic] Cold &c., infant of May Allen aged 14 days.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, 4 Jul 1896, page 2

Flatonia, Texas, June 30.—Mrs. A. L. Allen, wife of Dr. C. W. Allen, died this morning after a long and painful illness. The deceased was 43 years old and was loved and respected by all who knew her.


Dallas Morning News, 2 March, 1898

A $200 Bond

LaGrange, Tex., March 1—The doctors who held an autopsy over the body of Chas. Allen, who was killed Saturday night, rendered their opinion today that the deceased was shot in the back, the bullet coming out below the left nipple. Judge Ledbetter concluded the inquest this afternoon and decided that the deceased came to his death by a pistol shot wound inflicted by the hand of Deputy Sheriff Will Loessin. Loessin waived examining trial and was placed under a $200 bond, which he gave.

Contributed by Debbie Hanson


Weimar Mercury, 20 Apr 1901, page 4

Flatonia, April 10.—George Edward, the infant son of Dr. and Mrs. George W. Allen, Jr., of this place, died on Monday evening at this place and was buried yesterday at 4:30 o'clock. His death was very sudden, having been caused by poison, which was taken into his body by having chewed an artificial bird. It was a shock to the whole community, and the many firends of the bereaved young parents sympathize with them in their sorrow.


Weimar Mercury, 30 July 1898

Schulenburg Sticker: Old man Green Allen, a colored man, and who was one among the first settlers of Schulenburg, died last week. Several of our business men attended his funeral, . . . .


Weimar Mercury, 30 Aug 1890, page 6

Died, on Friday night, Aug. 15th, at the residence of his son, in this city, Rev. J. W. B. Allen, father of Dr. Geo. W. and J. R. Allen. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 5 o'clock p. m., Saturday, after which the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery with Masonic honors. The Argus tenders its sympatny to the bereaved relatives.—Flatonia Argus.


Schulenburg Sticker, 14 July 1904


Allen: Died near Winchester, 6-11-04, of Gunshot wound, Joe Allen, colored, aged 16 years.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 19 Apr 1906

Deaths Recorded Since Last Report.

Mrs. Martha Allen died March 19, age 93 years.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 20 Jun 1901, Fayetteville column

Fayetteville, June 17, 1901.

Mrs. Rosa Allen, nee Forres, was laid to rest here in the Protestant cemetery last Friday evening. Her home was in Brownwood but she died in San Antonio while under medical treatment there. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn her untimely loss. Her father and two sisters of Beaumont attended the funeral. Rev. L. Pozdral preached a funeral sermon in German and his two sons spoke in English. It is sad to contemplate that one so young, not even in the prime of life, should be torn from her loved ones, and to be forced to bid farewell to a life that seemed so full of promises and beauty. But the all-wise Ruler knows best.

Contributed by Matt Cross


State Rights Democrat, 30 Aug 1867, page 3


Died at the residence of her grandfather G. W. Penn Esq., ABIETTA, aged three years and 8 months—only child of Mr. E. S. and Mrs. Fannie J. Alley.

Loving and beautiful in her disposition, intelligent and sprightly, far beyond her years, it is not strange that a deep gloom shrouds the hearts of her parents, or that the wailing cry—"The joy and light of our house is gone out"—"Our little darling is gone from us forever"—should fall despairingly from their lips, as the casket containing the form of the loved one was borne from them, in that place "appointed for all the living," to rest—only for a time, to come forth in most radient beauty. How sweet the thought, that never can her pure and gentle spirit know aught of trouble or sorrow,—that amid the hosts of those who stand around the "Great White Throne"—herself a white robed angel, she is watching and waiting to welcome those she loved on earth, through the pearly gates into the Eternal city.

Day after day, to think what she is doing In those bright realms afar—
Year after year, her tender steps pursuing
Behold her gown more fair.
Not a a child shall they again behold her;
For when with rapture wild
In their embraces they again enfold her,
She will not be a child;
But a fair maiden in her father's mansion,
Clothed with celestial grace;
And beautiful with all the soul's expansion
Shall they behold her face.

E. W. S.


Schulenburg Sticker, 10 Sep 1903

Death Record.

Alt: Died near Muldoon, Aug 30-03 of Typhoid Fever Willie Alt aged 10 years.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 2 June 1904

Death Record.

Althoff Died at Carmine 5-18-04 of Acute Congestion of Lungs, Maria Althoff aged 77 yrs and 5 mos.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The Dallas Daily Herald, 1 Aug 1882, page 4


Special to the Herald.

. . . Campberg [sic.], postmaster and store-keeper at Ruttlersville [Rutersville], Fayette county, was shot and killed Sunday morning by a man he refused to credit.


La Grange Journal, Thursday, August 16, 1956

Mrs. Otto Amberg, La Grange Native, Dies In Houston

Mrs. Otto L. Amberg (nee Prause) age 86 years, died at her home at 2340 Dunstan Road in Houston Monday morning after an illness of seven months.

Mrs. Amberg, a native of La Grange, was born at the site of the present Koenig Funeral Home on Jan. 25, 1870. She was the widow of the late Otto L. Amberg who preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1940.

Since 1942 she has made her home in Houston with her daughters, Miss Stella Amberg and Mrs. Elsie Knigge.

Mrs. Amberg was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid Society, La Grange, and held membership in the First Evangelical Church, Houston.

Survivors included four daughters, Mrs. Knigge, Miss Amberg, Mrs. F. W. Koehler and Mrs. George W. Fleet; one granddaughter, Mrs. William J. Beckham; two grandsons, Julius A. Knigge and Hilmar F. Koehler; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held in the parlors of Settegast-Kopf Funeral Home in Houston at 5 PM Tuesday. Rev. Ralph W. Weltge officiated. Final services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 PM in the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange with the Rev. H. T. Flachmeier officiating. Interment will be in the old city cemetery.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, November 20, 1902

Mrs. Auguste Amberg

Died – At the residence of her son-in-law, Otto Moellenberndt, Friday, November 14th, Mrs. Auguste Amberg; aged 71 years, 4 months and 18 days.

Mrs. Amberg was born at Bleiche Rohde, a small village in Germany, and with her husband came to America in the year 1855, locating at Fayetteville. Shortly thereafter Rutersville became her home. Six children were born unto her, five of whom survive, the eldest son having died from the effects of a painful accident when quite young. Her children are Mesdames Max Schuech and Otto Moellenberndt, and O. L. and C. W. Amberg of La Grange and Herman Amberg of Rutersville.

In April 1884 death claimed her husband. He expired just as the clock chimed the hour of eight, a fact which his wife never forgot, and as time began to age the surviving and devoted widow she contracted the habit of retiring every evening at that hour sacredly remembering that chime as the death knell. During her late illness she realized, although she made no confession, that she would never recover, and on Friday, as she began to sink she wished for eight o'clock. Slowly the clock ticked and as the hour hand reached the Roman eight the sufferer sighed and spirit and body separated.

Mrs. Amberg frequently stated that she was ready to go and waited patiently for the summons. She was a devout member of the Lutheran church, and lived in accordance with the teachings of the Bible. Her remains were laid to rest in the old cemetery by the side of her life partner Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. Heise of Ellinger, assisted by Rev. Thos. Hickling. The attendance was large and the floral tributes many.

We miss thee from our home, dear,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is east,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.

We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee everwhere.

Contributed by Rob Brown


La Grange Journal, Thursday, February 10, 1955

Carl Amberg

Funeral services were held for Carl Amberg, 79, of La Grange on Sunday, February 6 at 3 PM at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with burial in the La Grange City Cemetery. The Rev. H. T. Flachmeier officiated. Mr. Amberg died at the Fayette Memorial Hospital on Friday, Feb. 4.

Mr. Amberg was born on November 28, 1875 in Rutersville, the son of the late Carl and Augusta Dietrich Amberg. He married Miss Laura Speckels on June 12, 1898 in Rutersville.

He was in the merchantile business in both Rutersville and La Grange. He served as County Treasurer for 8 years and in 1934 became Postmaster and remained in that office for 15 years.

Surviving are his wife of La Grange and son, Clinton, of Tyler.

Active pallbearers were Gilbert Hermes, Raymond Lampe, Guy Tiemann, Charles Albrecht, Alfred Ehlers and Alfred Blume. Honorary pallbearers were Louis Albrecht, C. C. Jopling, Tom Fordtran, John Schwake, John Stierling, Wm Hofmann, Wm. Loessin, John Killough, T. H. Kroll, Wm Garbade, Gus Albrecht, Rudy Miller and Hubert Stierling.

Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Stanzel, Mrs. Rud. Speckles, Mrs. Elsie Knigge and Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Moellenberndt of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beto of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Martin of San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Ehlers and Mr. and Mrs. Newton Rabensberg of Austin; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bietze of Cuero; and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Froelich, Mrs. Leo Froelich and Mrs. Dean Mauer of Corpus Christi.

Contributed by Rob Brown


The La Grange Journal, Thursday, January 11, 1940

Otto L. Amberg

Death came to Otto L. Amberg, aged 73 years, 2 months and 9 days, Wednesday, January 10, after three days' illness following an apoplectic stroke. Funeral services will be held at the family residence at 3:00 p.m., Thursday. Interment will be made in the Amberg plot in the old cemetery [La Grange City Cemetery].

Mr. Amberg was born at Rutersville, Nov. 1, 1866, and was a son of Carl and Augusta Amberg, early settlers of that village. He remained in Rutersville until he engaged in business at Breslau, Lavaca county. He was united in marriage with Miss Agnes Prause of La Grange, April 30, 1890, and was later engaged in the mercantile business at Bartlett, removing to La Grange in 1898 and with his brother, C. W. Amberg, conducted a general mercantile business. Upon withdrawal of the brother from the firm, deceased continued in business until 1932.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Amberg, and four daughters: Mrs. Elsie Knigge of La Grange, Mrs. F. W. (Irma) Koehler, Mrs. Geo. (Elvira) Fleet and Miss Stella Amberg of Houston; 4 grandchildren: Julius and Geo. Knigge, Hilmer and Agnes Louise Koehler of Houston. Two brothers: Herm. Amberg of Rutersville and C. W. Amberg of La grange, and two sisters, Mrs. Otto Moellenberndt of La Grange and Mrs. Fannie Schuech of Rosenberg.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Weimar Mercury, 4 Mar 1960, page 1

Final Rites for John Ammann Sr., 69, At Schulenburg

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Schulenburg for John Ammann Sr., 69, brother of Charles Ammann of Weimar.

The Rev. Jess Mothersbaugh, pastor of First Methodist Church at Schulenburg, officiated. Burial was in the City Cemetery.

Mr. Ammann, retired Southern Pacific ticket agent, died at his home in San Antonio Sunday after a four-year illness. After servicing as ticket agent at Schulenburg 28 years he moved to San Antonio, where he served in the same capacity until his retirement four years ago.

He was a member of the Schulenburg school board for 10 years.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, John Andrew Ammann of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Herman (Buddy) Ammann, of Schulenburg; and two brothers, Everett Ammann of Schuleburg and Charles Ammann here.


Weimar Mercury, 25 Oct 1890, page 5

The death of Mrs. M. K. Ammann occurred at her home at Ammansville last Saturday evening. She had been in declining health for several months, and died of lingering disease after much suffering. She was an old resident of Fayette county, and there are many friends in that county and this to mourn her loss. A pure christian, she had declared for some time past that she was willing to go to the great beyond when her Maker called her. All that knew her knew that she was spotless. The writer did not know her as intimately as others in this vicinity; but he knows enough to be fully convinced that she possessed all the noble qualities and christian graces ascribed to her by those who knew her best. The children she leaves to miss her have all arrived at an age to do without a [mother's] care; but they will often drop a tear in fond recollections of their mother. To them and to the distressed husband and other relatives THE MERCURY extends deep sympathy. May the sod lie lightly upon her remains in the old family graveyard in the town of LaGrange.


Schulenburg Sticker, 7 Jan 1916


Rosa Andely died Dec. 1, 1915, near Flatonia, age 73 years, 9 months and 29 days.

Contributed by Matt Cross


San Antonio Express, Sunday, July 29, 1934

FLATONIA, Tex., July 28.-- Miss Annie Anderle died at her country home and was buried at the Pracha [Praha] Catholic cemetery. Revs. Fathers P. P. Kasper and John Anders officiating. She was born in Fayette County in 1881.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, 26 March 1915


Vincent Anderle, age 69 years, near Flatonia.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 22 June 1899

The 16-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd. Anders died at the its grandparents home, (Kiesewetter) last Friday night. Ferd. Anders and wife now live in Houston.

Contributed by Matt Cross

Adela A. Huebner Anders

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, December 5, 1963, p. 10

Final Rites for Mrs. Joe C. Anders, 64, Held Nov. 17

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe C. Anders, 61, were held Sunday, November 17, 15 Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel and St. Rose Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with Rev. Michael O'Shaughnessy officiating in the Requiem Mass. Interment was in St. Rose Cemetery.

Mrs. Anders died Nov. 14 at Colonial Nursing Home after 3 months' illness.

Born Nov. 1, 1899, in Schulenburg, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Huebner. She was married to Joe C. Anders on Nov. 25, 1922, and was a lifelong resident of the Schulenburg area.

Survivors in addition to her husband are 6 daughters, Mrs. Alfons Narendorf of San Antonio, Mrs. Richard Alley and Mrs. Henry Tupa of Houston. Mrs. Nicholas Lyssyj. Mrs. Daniel Chapman and Miss Anita Anders of Schulenburg; 3 sons, Gus of San Antonio, Paul and Joe O. of Houston; 3 brothers, Alphonse Huebner of Chicago, Alfred and Henry Huebner of Schulenburg; and 19 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nick Lyssyj, Alfonz Narendorf, Daniel Chapman, Henry Tupa, Henry and Waldemar Huebner.

Transcribed bySandra Long Anders



The Weimar Mercury, Friday, October 2, 1914

Died Sunday Night

Mrs. Agatha Anders, who six years ago became the wife of Chas. Anders, died at the family residence (Gregory old homestead) in the Southern part of the city, Sunday night leaving to mourn her loss, a husband, a two-year-old son, a mother, and several sisters and brother.

Deceased who was the daughter of John and Anna Heller was born near Ammannsville March 15, 1883 and at the time of her demise was in her thirty-first year. For the past year she had been in declining health but maintained her strong positive will and encouraged the healthy recovery.

On Friday she became weak and medical skill, loving relatives and friends could not turn the approach of the grim reaper. Her remains were taken to Ammannsville and from the home of her widowed mother the funeral was held Tuesday morning and the remains were interred in the Ammannsville cemetery. Our sincere sympathy is offered to the bereaved. – LaGrange Journal.

[Submitter's note: The newspaper was bound with the right side of the article near the binding; thus the microfilmed copy made the right side of the article totally black and undistinguishable. Italicized letters and words in the above transcription are my interpretations of how the article may have read. In addition, my records and those published in The Heller Family by Patricia A Kuentz, 2000, have her parents as Theophilus and Anna Munke Heller. Agatha's son, Edgar, was raised by her brother and his wife, Moritz and Laura Lueders Heller.]

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, April 1, 2004

Agnes Anders Funeral Services Held March 30

Agnes L. Anders, 81, formerly of Ammannsville, died March 28 in Pflugerville.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 30 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Ammannsville with Father Tim Kosler officiating. Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Mrs. Anders was born Sept. 16, 1922 in Ammannsville to William and Marcella (Bohac) Tumis.

In 1946, she married Edgar Anders in Ammannsville.

She was a homemaker and worked the farm. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americans, KJZT and affiliated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Mrs. Anders is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Citzler and husband Atlan Jr. of Pflugerville; three grandchildren, Amy Caby, Byron Citzler and Edward Citzler and wife Robin.

She is also survived by brothers, John Tumis and wife Livia of Schulenburg, Allen Tumis and wife Valeria of Houston, and Albert Tumis and wife Pearlie of LaGrange; one sister, Josie Kristek and husband Daniel of Katy; one sister-in-law, Anita Tumis of Hallettsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar Anders; infant daughter, Gracie Ann; one brother and one sister.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, September 14, 1943

Louis Anders, Jr. Killed in Auto-Train Collision

Louis H. Anders, 33, employe[sic] at the Brown Shipyard near Houston, was fatally injured in a train-auto collision Tuesday afternoon on his return home from the day's work. The auto he was riding in collided with a Santa Fe passenger train. He died at the St. Joseph's Infirmary at 1:36 a.m. Wednesday.

The body will be brought to Weimar for burial in the Dubina Cemetery. Services will be held at the church at 9:30 a.m., Friday.

One other worker riding, in the same car received several broken ribs and head wounds. Three others in the auto were uninjured.

It is reported Mr. Anders was riding in the turtle back of the car and was thrown out by the impact when the car collided with the train. He was dragged for 150 feet down the track by the engine.

He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Vanlee, and two sons, Adolph and Wilburt Lee. He had lived in Houston eight months, going there from his former home at Dubina.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, September 24, 1963

Funeral Services for Louis H. Anders, 33, Are Held At Dubina

Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Dubina Catholic Church for Mr. Louis H. Anders, with the Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating. Interment was made in the Dubina Cemetery.

Mr. Anders died from injuries received in a train-auto collision near Houston, as he and several other workers at the Brown Shipyard were returning home from work on Tuesday evening of last week. He was taken to St. Joseph's Infirmary, where he died early Wednesday morning. A short service was held at the infirmary by Rev. Paul Fee, chaplain at the institution.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Anders, he was born June 19, 1910, at Ammannsville. For the past eight months he has been employed at the Brown Shipyard as a boiler maker. He was united in marriage to Miss Tillie Janecka on January 18, 1932, and to this union three children were born.

Active pallbearers included John Janecka of Columbus, Steve Janecka of Houston, Victor Janecka of Weimar, Sgt. Adolph Janecka of Camp Robinson, Ark., Staff Sgt. Alphonse Anders of Camp Polk, La., and Geo. Anders of Dubina. Honorary pallbearers appointed by the family included Emil Bartosh of Schulenburg, Joe Bayer of Schulenburg, Bennie Bayer of Holman, Frank Cernosek of Holman, Louis Mican of Holman, George Cernoch of Dubina.

Survivors include his widow, three children, Van Lee, Adolph and Wilbur Lee. Brothers and sisters surviving are: Pfc. Raymond Anders, no overseas; Sgt. Alphonse Anders of Camp Polk, La.; Georfe[sic] Anders of Dubina, Misses Rosie and Josie Anders of Dubina, Mrs. Edwin Demel of Ft. Worth; and his father and mother.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved families.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 3, 1971

Death Claims Sister Firmina, Dubina Native

Sister Mary Firmina, CDP, succumbed Monday, May 24, in Santa Rosa Hospital, San Antonio, at the age of 84.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 26, at Our Lady of the Lake Chapel in San Antonio. Rev. Arnold Anders, a nephew, was celebrant of the funeral mass, assisted by Rev. Borgers, OMI, Deacon was Rev. Edmund Gagne, and Auxiliary Bishop Flores gave an inspiring sermon.

Burial was in Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery.

Sister Firmina, daughter of Joseph and Mary Kainer Anders, was born Jan. 21, 1887, in Dubina. She made her profession in the Order of Divine Providence on June 1, 1904, and was an active member of that congregation for 67 years. Until shortly before her death she was teaching in Iota, Louisiana.

Survivors include one sister, Miss Theresa Anders of Weimar; three brothers, Edward Anders of Weimar, Joe of Schulenburg and Rev. John Anders of Cistern; and several nieces and nephews and their descendants.

Two brothers, Frank and Anton, and two sisters, Miss Ludmila Anders and Mrs. Mary Kloesel, preceded her in death.

Relatives attending her funeral were Edward Anders and Mrs. Frank Anders of Weimar; Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hartensteiner, James and Barbara, Dubina; Mrs. Joe Anders, Schulenburg; Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Kana, Eagle Lake; Mr. and Mrs. John Barber, Refugio; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kana, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Kloesel, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kloesel and Patricia, Louis Kloesel, and Ben Kloesel, all of Baytown; Mrs. Joe Hook of Castroville; and Sister Ida of Blessed Sacrament Academy.

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The Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1906, page 4

Louis Barton, a young man of this city, was united in marriage Monday afternoon near Schulenburg to Miss Millie Anders, the Catholic priest from Schulenburg performing the ceremony. The mother of the bride was in poor health, and the excitement of the event, the sudden change in weather, or some other cause, caused her to get worse and in three hours she was a corpse. A funeral so quickly following a wedding is an unusual occurrence.

Submitter's Note: Anna, and her husband Franz (Frank) who died in 1909, are buried in the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery in Schulenburg.

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Schulenburg Sticker, 1 March 1906

Mrs. Franz Anders, living about a mile east of the city, died suddenly Monday evening at 6 o’clock only a few hours after the marriage of her daughter, Millie to Mr. Barton of Weimar. Deceased has suffered with asthma for a number of years and it is thought this with the exciment [sic] was the cause of her sudden death. She has been a resident of this county for about 30 years. Interment took place in the Catholic Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Schulenburg Sticker, 1 March 1906

Messrs Frank, Chas and Ferd Anders of Houston were here Tuesday to attend the funeral of their mother Mrs. Franz Anders, which occurred that afternoon.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, October 17, 1958

Final Rites for Mrs. Anna Anders, 80, Held Oct. 8

Funeral services for Mrs. Anton (Anna) Anders, 80, were held in the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel at Schulenburg Wednesday morning, Oct. 8, with continued services at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church at Dubina.

Rev. Arnold C. Anders of San Antonio officiated in the Requiem Mass. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Anders died Monday, Oct. 6, after a lengthy illness.

Born September 5, 1878, at High Hill she was the daughter of Karl and Rosina Dreitner. She was married to Mr. Anders at High Hill July 27, 1910. She was a member of the St. Ann's Society of Weimar.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Joe (Gertrude) Hoog of Castroville and Mrs. Robert (Firmina) Dittrich of Dubina; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband, four sisters and one brother preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were her nephews: Hy. and Rudolph Ripper, Charles and Joseph Christ and Leo Dreitner, all of Schulenburg, and Victor Dreitner of Port Lavaca.

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The Weimar Mercury, August 2, 1973

Funeral for Mrs. F. Anders Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Annie) Anders, 79, who died Tuesday, July 24, in Huth Memorial Hospital, Yoakum, were held Thursday morning, July 26, from St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Rev. Arnold Anders, her son, officiated.

Born August 13, 1893, at High Hill, Fayette County, she was a daughter of Frank and Annie Guenther. She was married Oct. 21, 1913, to Frank J. Anders, and they lived in the Dubina area for the rest of his life. When he died in 1958, she moved to Weimar.

Surviving her are four sons, Rev. Arnold Anders of St. Dominic's Parish, San Antonio, Frank of Weimar, Johnny of Houston and Arthur of Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. Margarete (Bernard) Hartensteiner of Weimar and Mrs. Leona Garza of San Antonio; 26 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Eddie of Weimar, Charlie of Schulenburg and Joe of Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Otto Schneider and Mrs. Reinhardt Schneider, both of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Patrick Anders, Michael Anders, John Anders Jr., Marcus Hartensteiner, David Hartensteiner and James Hartensteiner, grandsons.

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Weimar Mercury, 13 Apr 1928, page 6


Anton Anders, a very fine old gentleman, passed quietly away at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Frank Klesel, at the edge of town.

Deceased was born in Austria some 85 yeas ago. He was a fine man and a good christian. He passed quietly away about 5 o'clock Sunday morning. He had been in ill health about fourteen years, and to him death was a relief.

For a long number of years he lived in the Dubina section, and from there he moved to Schulenburg.

The remains were laid to rest in the St. Rosa Catholic Cemetery here Monday morning at 9:30. Rev. Lenzen officiated.

He is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Chas. Beyer of Palo Pinto county, Mrs. Geo. Huebner of Ohio. Mrs. Rud. Holub of Weimar and Mrs. Frank Klesel of this city; by three sons, Anton of Needville, Frank and Joe E. of Schulenburg. Two brothers, Joe of Ammannsville and Ferd of Weimar, also survive. To them the Sticker tenders its most sincere sympathy. — Schulenburg Sticker.


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, March 7, 1952

Funeral Services for Anton Anders, 75, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Anton J. Anders, 75, were held from his home at Dubina Tuesday morning, March 4, with Solemn Requiem Mass at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church where his nephew, Rev. Arnold Anders, was celebrant, Msgr. Anthony Drozd deacon, Rev. Bernard Goebel sub-deacon, and Rev. Ignatius Kopczynski master of ceremonies. Rev. Edmund Bily was also present in the sanctuary.

Interment was in the Dubina Cemetery with Rev. John A. Anders, brother of the deceased, officiating.

Born July 7, 1876, at High Hill, Mr. Anders was the son of Joseph and Mary Anders. He later moved with his family to Dubina, where he spent the remainder of his life, as a farmer. He married Mrs. Anne Beier (nee Anne Dreitner) July 27, 1910 at High Hill. Mr. Anders was a member of the Catholic Church and St. Joseph's Society.

He had been ill only 13 days when he died at his home Sunday, March 2.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Hoog of Castroville and Mrs. Robert Dittrich of Dubina; four sisters, Sister M. Firmina of Wallis, Mrs. Mary Kloesel and Miss Ludmilla Anders of Baytown, and Miss Theresa Anders of Dubina; four brothers, Rev. John A. Anders of Cistern, Frank J. Anders Sr. and Ed Anders of Dubina, and Joe Anders of Schulenburg.

Pall bearers were his nephews, Ben, Ed and Herman Kloesel of Baytown, Arthur and Johnnie Anders of San Antonio, and Frank Anders Jr. of Weimar.

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La Grange Journal, Thursday, January 25, 1934, Round Top News

In Memory of Mrs. Anders

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 0'clock for Mrs. Caroline Anders, who was born May 16, 1859 at Friedrichshaf, Mecklenburg Strelitz, Germany. She was a daughter of Friedrich and Friedricke Schulz. She was baptized and confirmed in Germany; in 1881 she came with her parents, one brother and two sisters to America and settled near Oldenburg, Texas.

July 29, 1883 she was married to Carl Anders in La Grange; their first home was near Oldenburg, later removing to the Warrenton, and from there to Rock Hill where they lived many years. In 1919 they removed to Round Top where they bought and occupied the Rummel place. On July 29, 1933, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

This union was blessed with ten children, two of whom died in infancy. Mrs. Anders had been ailing in health for some time, and soon after Christmas she had to take to her bed. She died late Sunday afternoon, January 14, 1934.

She leaves to mourn her husband, Carl Anders, five daughters and three sons; these are: Mrs. Augusta Zapp, Mrs. Emma Dipple, Mrs. Erna Ahlhorn, Mrs. Adele Levein, Mrs. Lonie Dipple, and Emil, Ervin, and Onie Anders; also 20 grandchildren.

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The Banner Press, December 30, 2004

David Anders

November 18, 1943 - December 19, 2004

Services for David Anders, 61, of the O'Quinn Community in Fayette County were held Dec. 23 at the United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swiss Alp with the Rev. Lemae Higgs officiating.

Burial followed at Anders Family Cemetery near O'Quinn.

Anders died Dec. 19 near Fayetteville.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1943, in La Grange, the son of Robert Milton "Sonny" and Clara Bell Blankenburg Anders.

Anders was united in marriage with Janet Eileen Loehr on May 17, 1975, in La Grange.

He was a bulldozer contractor for over 25 years, farmer and rancher his entire life, and affiliated with United Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Anders was a member of the Texas and the North American Limousin Cattle Association, past member and former leader in the La Grange Show Fund and the Town and Country 4-H Club.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lana Forester; parents; and two brothers, Robert Jr. and Wayne Anders.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters and son-in-law, Dawn and Rallan Recek of College Station, and Kami Anders and her fiancé, Brad Faldyn of Tomball; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Joe and Melinda Ditta, and Ryan Anders, all of O'Quinn, and Dwayne and Lauren Anders of Katy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert "Buddy" and Eleanor "Siddie" Loehr of La Grange; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Bill and Belinda Loehr, and James and Leslie Loehr, all of La Grange, and Melissa and Glenn Barta of Flatonia; nine grandchildren, Dustin and Roxxanne Recek, Joseph Victoria, Amanda and Shelley Ditta, Alex Flores-Blackburn, Bridget Anders and Malachi Forester; and nine nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George Mode, Mark Hoffmann, Shane Surman, Mark Prause, Ronnie Denham and James Blankenburg.

Honorary pallbearers were Ronnie Mathis, Charlie Bartos, Lawrence Blankenburg, James Fajkus, and Richard and Ted Hoffmann.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Flatonia FFA or a charity of choice.

Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home, La Grange, directors.


The La Grange Journal, Monday, June 8, 1970


Funeral services for 59-year-old Edmund August Anders, Sr., will be held Tuesday, June 9, at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Clarence Oestrich officiating. Burial will follow in the La Grange City Cemetery.

Mr. Anders died Sunday at his home in La Grange.

He was born on October 7, 1910, in Harms, Texas, a son of John and Sophie Gerdes Anders, and was married to Maenelda Herdler on Dec. 18, 1935, in Waldeck. He had resided in La Grange the past 17 years.

Surviving are his wife; six daughters, Mrs. Light (Irene) Liebscher of La Grange, Mrs. Daniel (Earline) Blaha of Bryan, Mrs. Charlie (Bernice) Haney of Schulenburg, Mrs. Evelyn Hetzel of Austin, Mrs. Frankie (Lorine) Kopecky of La Grange, and Mrs. George (Marilyn) Bolfik of Kileen; five sons, Edmund, Jr., Edward, James, Victor Lee, and John Anders, all of La Grange; two sisters, Mrs. Gerhard (Emma) Oeltjen and Mrs. John (Elsie) Freudenberg, both of La Grange; and 7 grandchildren.

Mr. Anders will remain at the Koenig Funeral Home until 1:00 P.M. Tuesday.

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The Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1990

Edgar Anders Funeral Held, Ammannsville

Funeral services for Edgar Frank Anders, 78, of Ammannsville were held Sunday, April 29, from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ammannsville, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. John Hanacek officiated.

Anders, a lifelong resident of Ammannsville, died April 27 in Fayette Memorial Hospital, La Grange.

A rancher and farmer, he was born Feb. 24, 1912, at Ammannsville, a son of Charles and Agatha (Heller) Anders. He married Agnes Tumis there on Nov. 20, 1946. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and KJT Lodge.

His wife survives, along with a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanette and Atlan Citzler Jr. of Pflugerville; and three grandchildren, Amy, Edward and Byron Citzler. One daughter, Gracie Ann, preceded him in death.

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The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, March 24, 2005

Edgar F. Anders Funeral Services Held March 21

Funeral services for Edgar F. "Smiles" Anders, 96 of La Grange, were held Monday, March 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn with Msgr. Stanley Petru officiating. Interment followed in the LaGrange City Cemetery.

Mr. Anders was born Dec. 28, 1908, in Weimar, to Frank F. and Annie (Schilhab) Anders.

He graduated from Weimar High School and later St. Edwards University in Austin. He was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played professional baseball for four years.

He then returned to school and graduated from the Danforth Pharmacy School in Ft. Worth.

He married Lynette Stokes on June 15, 1939, in Bellville.

He served in the U. S. Navy during WW II in the South Pacific, New Caledonia, and New Guinea and attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer.

In 1946, he bought the Hermes Drug Store in La Grange and operated it until his retirement in 1979.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was also a 75 year member of the La Grange American Legion; founding member and past commander of the La Grange VFW Post No. 5254; a charter and past member of the La Grange Rotary Club; and a member of the Old Timers Baseball Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was survived by his wife of 65 years, Lynette Anders of La Grange; one son, Michael E. "Mike" Anders of La Grange; one nephew, Bill Anders of the Orkas Islands; three nieces, Phyllis Reinhardt of Houston, Jane Leonard of Rosenberg, and Marcia Stokes of Austin; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie (Schilhab) Anders; one sister, Hettie Anders; and one brother, Arthur Anders.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Mark's Medical Center or Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hostyn.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, August 14, 1975

Edward Anders Funeral Held Here Aug. 7

Funeral services for Edward A. Anders, 83, retired Dubina farmer, were held Thursday morning, August 7, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in Dubina Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Anders died Tuesday, August 5, in Youens Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Rev. Arnold Anders, a nephew, and Rev. Edmund Bily officiated in the funeral services. Rev. Vincent Fecher delivered the homily.

Born July 16, 1892, at Dubina, he was the son of Joseph and Marie Kainer Anders.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and was a veteran of World War I.

Mr. Anders is survived by one sister, Miss Theresa Anders of Schulenburg, two brothers, Joe Anders of Schulenburg and Rev. John Anders of Cistern and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were American Legion and VFW members Bernard Braden, Jim Hluchanek, Harvey Vornsand, Daniel Ulbricht, Rubin Dahse, and Herbert Ulbrich.

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The La Grange Journal, December 15, 1966


Funeral services for Edward C. H. Anders, 72, of La Grange were held Monday, December 12, at 3:00 P.M. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church here with the Rev. Clarence Oestreich officiating. Burial was in the La Grange City Cemetery under direction of Koenig Funeral Home.

Mr. Anders passed away in the Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar on December 11.

The deceased, a World War I veteran, was born in Fayette County on March 4, 1894, the son of John and Sophie Gerdes Anders. On December 19, 1921, at Park, Texas, he was united in marriage with Miss Ollie Keilers who preceded him in death on December 9, 1962.

Survivors include a son, Leward Anders of La Grange; two sisters, Mrs. Gerhard (Emma) Oeltjen and Mrs. John (Elsie) Freudenberg, both of La Grange; brother, Edmund Anders of La Grange; and 3 grandchildren.

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La Grange Journal, October 20, 1921


On July 12 of the present year the body of an unknown man was found hanging to the limb of a tree near Glidden. Colorado County officers made a strong but unsuccesful attempt to locate the relatives of the deceased, and finally had the body interred in Colorado County a few days later. Recently the family of Ad. Ling, failing to hear from Mrs. Ling's father, F. J. Anders, who left here on the date mentioned to visit a sister at High Hill, began to inquire as to his whereabouts, and after failing to locate him, some one suggested that he look into the suicide of the unknown man at Glidden which happened about the time that Mr. Anders departed for High Hill.

Tuesday morning Mr. Ling visited Columbus and the sheriff, positively identifying his father-in-law's hat and pocket knife.


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 7, 1935

Lady of Holman Section Claimed by Death

Many hearts throughout this community were saddened last Friday morning May 31 when news spread that Mrs. Frances Anders was dead.

Mrs. Anders spent over twelve years in a chair, both of her lower limbs being paralyzed. Towards the last her condition was critical. Everything possible was done for her comfort and care but nothing availed. The poor, tired spirit gave up the struggle and joined her loved ones on the other shore.

The funeral took place last Sunday morning from the residence of her son, Mr. Joe Anders. The remains were laid to rest in the Dubina Cemetery, after a touching burial service at St. Cyril and Methodius Church conducted by Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski of Weimar and Rev. Raska of Holman.

Active pallbearers were her grandsons.

Mrs. Anders was 68 years of age at the time of death. She was born in Moravia Czechoslovakia in 1867. She came to Texas at the age of 14 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kainer. The family settled in the Dubina community, later moving to Holman. In 1886, she was united in marriage to Mr. Vinc Anders, and they engaged in farmer between Dubina and Holman. For the last ten years they made their home with their oldest son.

Nine children were born to this union, one of whom died in infancy. Her husband died in April, 1931. The surviving children are Joe Anders of Holman, Mrs. Edward Janecka, Needville, Ludwig Anders of Schulenburg, Mrs. Louis Janecka of New Bielau, Emil Anders of Holman, Mrs. John Jokel and Mrs. Otto Koenig of Vernon, Mrs. Henry Beyer of Glen For a; also one brother, Anton Kainer, Hallettsville, 36 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mrs. Anders was a splendid, good woman, always proving herself to be a devoted wife, mother and friend, and her death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

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The Weimar Mercury, December 31, 1909, page 1

Houston Post: The death of Frank Anders, aged 73 years, occurred at 7 o'clock Friday morning at the residence of his son, Adolph Anders, who resides at 3602 Market street. Deceased is survived by four sons, Adolph, Charles, Frank and Ferdinand of Houston and two daughters, Mrs. Aldrich Windmeyer of Houston and Mrs. Louis Barton of Weimar.

The body will be shipped tonight by Sid Westheimer Company to Schulenburg, Texas for interment.

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The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 3, 1958

Frank J. Anders, 79, Succumbs Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Frank J. Anders Sr., 79, who died at 7:35 a.m. on New Year's Day after a year's illness, will be held here Saturday morning, with burial in the Dubina Catholic Cemetery.

Services will begin at 9:45 a.m. at Hubbard Funeral Home, continuing at 10 o'clock in St. Michael's Church. Rev. Arnold Anders, a son who is assistant pastor at St. Michael's will officiate.

Mr. Anders died in Huth Memorial Hospital at Yoakum, where he had been a patient at various times during the past year. His last stay there had been about three months.

Born July 3, 1878, at High Hill, he was a lifelong resident of this area. As a child he moved with his parents, Joseph and Marie Anders to Dubina. He married Miss Annie Guenther in St. Michael's Church here on Oct. 21, 1913, and they continued to live at Dubina. A successful farmer and community leader, he was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church and St. Joseph's Society at Dubina.

Surviving in addition to his widow are four sons, Arthur Anders of Baytown, Rev. Arnold Anders and Frank Anders Jr. of Weimar, and John L. Anders of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hartensteiner, Dubina, Sister Ida of Victoria; three brothers, Joseph Anders of Schulenburg, Edward Anders of Dubina, and Rev. John Anders of Cistern; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Kloesel of Baytown, Miss Theresa Anders of Dubina, Sister Firmina of Chapel Hill and Miss Ludmila Anders of Yoakum; and 16 grandchildren. A brother, Anton, preceded him in death in March '52.

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The Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, April 17, 1936

Jos. Anders, Sr. Passes Away

Joseph Anders, Sr., aged 86, passed away at the family residence near Dubina on Wednesday, April 15, at about five o'clock.

Deceased had been ill for about three years and had been confined to his bed for the past two weeks. He was one of the pioneer residents of this section.

He was the father of Father John Anders of Praha and Joseph A. Anders of Schulenburg. There are also several other children in the family.

Funeral services will be held from the family residence on Friday, April 17, at 9 A.M. Requiem High Mass will be held at the church at 9:30 A.M. Interment will be in the Dubina Cemetery.

A complete obituary will be published in next week's paper.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

The Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, April 24, 1936

Mr. Joseph Anders

Joseph Anders, father of Rev. John Anders, now pastor of Praha, was born on Feb. 2, 1850, in Austria. He, with two other brothers and one sister, came to America in 1868, and for six years lived at High Hill. As a young man, his occupation was mostly hauling freight from Columbus to High Hill and Flatonia, before the S. P. railroad was built west to San Antonio, Texas.

In November 1873, he was married to Mary Kainer, Rev. Dobrowski of Praha performing the ceremony. Anton Wick and Frank Stanzel were the witnesses at the wedding, as recorded in the Praha church records. In 1881, he bought a farm of 100 acres at Dubina, where he lived until his death. Here also Father Anders was born.

The remains were laid to rest at Dubina, Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m. His son, Rev. John Anders, sung the Requiem Mass, assisted by Father P. Kaspar of Hostyn as Deacon and Father Jos. Pustka of Flatonia as subdeacon. Msgr. H. Gerlach of High Hill, preached the sermon in German and Rev. Kaspar in Bohemian. Other priests present in the sanctuary were Msgr. L. P. Netardus of Shiner, Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski of Weimar, Rev. Jos. Kopp of Moulton, Rev. S. L. Kmiecik of Marlin, Texas, Rev. P. J. O'Reilly of Temple, Texas.

Deceased is survived by nine children, Mrs. Mary Kloesel of Baytown, Anton, Frank, Edward and Ludmilla of Dubina, Jos. of Schulenburg, Theresa of West and Sister Firminia, Marlin, Texas, of the Lady of the Lake Convent. Also 17 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. All attended the funeral.

Many parishioners from Praha, where Father Anders is pastor, attended the funeral.

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The Weimar Mercury, February 9, 1978

Funeral for Joe Anders Held Jan. 24

Funeral services for Joe A. Anders, 95, of Schulenburg, father of Mrs. V. G. "Jiggs" Kana, were held Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Arnold Anders, nephew of the deceased, officiated, assisted by Rev. Benton Thurmond, Rev. Roger Robbins, and Msgr. Edmund Bily.

Mr. Anders was born Oct. 20, 1882, at Dubina and lived in Fayette County all his life. He married Mary Winkler at High Hill on Oct. 15, 1912. He died Sunday, Jan. 22, at Youens Memorial Hospital here. His wife survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Kana of Eagle Lake, one son, Andy Anders of San Antonio, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rev. John Anders of Cistern.

Family members served as pallbearers.

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The Schulenburg Sticker, March 30, 1945

Joe E. Anders Dies of Heart Attack

Joe E. Anders life-long resident of this section passed away of a heart attack on Monday, March 26. He had reached the age of 55 years.

Mr. Anders was born the son of Anton and Annie Anders on December 18, 1889 at Dubina. He grew up in this section and 20 years ago was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Blaschke in the St. Rose Catholic Church. Mr. Anders has been a hard working, honest farmer all of his life and has made many friends throughout this area. He was never heard to complain about anything and had the ability to smile and be friends with all people he met. He was a devout member of the St. Rose Catholic Church. In World War I, he did his part and came back and was a regular member of the American Legion.

Funeral services were held from the family residence on Tuesday, March 27, at 2:30 o'clock followed by services at the St. Rose Catholic Church at 3:15. Rev. Leo Goertz officiated. Interment was in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving are his grief stricken widow; 4 sons, Alvin S2-c, who is stationed in the Hawaiian Islands, Leo, Werner and Waldo and one daughter Valeria; two brothers, Anton of Rosenberg, and Frank of Victoria; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Klesel of Schulenburg and Mrs. Millie Huebner of Wapknoto, Ohio.

Mr. Anders was apparently in good health having attended church on Sunday morning and spent Sunday afternoon visiting with relatives and friends in the High Hill section. He passed away on Monday morning while at work.

The Sticker offers sincere sympathy to the survivors.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, November 29, 1962, page 1

Final Rites for Mrs. Lud. Anders, 75, Held Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ludwig (Katherine) Anders, 75, of Dubina, were held Friday morning, Nov. 23, at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home, Schulenburg, continuing with 10 o'clock mass at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Dubina.

Interment was in the Dubina Catholic Cemetery. Rev. Henry Rolf officiated.

Mrs. Anders, who had been ill since July, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Youens Hospital here.

Born April 22, 1887, in Austria, Germany, she was the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Kaluza, who brought her to this country in 1890, when she was three years old, the family settling at Holman. She was married to Ludwig Anders at Ammannsville on Feb. 7, 1910. She was a member of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are 3 daughters, Mrs. Leo (Rosie) Blaschke of Hallettsville and Mrs. Edwin (Viola) Demel and Mrs. George (Josie) Konvicka, Schulenburg; 3 sons, Ray Anders of Schulenburg, Al Anders of Pasadena and George Anders of Ft. Worth; 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fred Rohan, and one brother, John Kaluza, both of Ammannsville.

A son, Alois, died in 1943. Two sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Al Demel, Leon Blaschke, Adolph Anders and Wilbert Anders, and nephews, Victor Balcar and James Bacak.

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The Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, December 26, 1924

Little Leo Anders Died

Leo, the little 14 month old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Anders of Weimar died at the family home last Wednesday night. He had only been ill about three days.

It is very hard on the parents to lose a little baby son whom they have learned to love and who hand been with them 14 months, but the creator of we human beings works in mysterious ways his miracles to perform. He had need of this youth in his kingdom above.

The little body was brought to Schulenburg and laid to its last resting place in the St. Rosa Catholic cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Father Lenzen officiating.

A crowd of Weimar people followed the hearse here and shed their tears of sympathy and sorrow with the little ones parents. Other out of town people were: Mrs. and Mrs. Oscar Anders, Mrs. Oehia and Mrs. Papecek of Moulton, Miss Ella Anders of Corpus Christi, Alphonse Huebner and sister, Miss Irene of Houston.

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The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, June 2, 2005

Leward Anders Memorial Service Held May 31

Memorial services for Leward Anders, 78, of La Grange were held Tuesday, May 31 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Grange with Rev. Robert Groenke and Rev. Matthew Groenke officiating. Interment followed at the La Grange City Cemetery.

Mr. Anders died May 27 at his residence.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1927 in La Grange, to Edward and Ollie (Keilers) Anders.

He married Alice Behrens on March 22, 1953 at Trinity Hill.

He owned Leward Anders and Sons Gravel. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in La Grange.

He is survived by two sons, Wayne Anders and wife Linda of La Grange, and Gary Anders and wife Barbara of La Grange; one daughter, Phyllis Bohot and husband Howard of La Grange; four grandchildren, Wendy Cooper, Kristen Bohot, Justin Anders, and Katie Anders all of La Grange; two great-grandsons, Caden and Jaxon Cooper of La Grange; and one sister-in-law, Laura Matthijetz of Winchester.

He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother-in-law, Max Matthijetz.

Memorial contributions may be made to Brazos Valley Hospice, St. Paul Lutheran Church Building Fund, La Grange Volunteer Fire Departments or charity of choice.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Schulenburg Sticker, August 13, 1981

Mrs. Anders Rites Held Last Sat.

Mrs. Louisa Anders, who resided with her son Alvin Anders on Rt. 1 Schulenburg, succumbed on Thursday, Aug 6, at home. She had been ill for three weeks and died at age 76 years, 2 months, 7 days.

Last rites were held on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 10 a.m. from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel with continued services at the St. Rose Catholic Church. Rev. Jim Barlow officiated and interment was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers, all grandsons, were Mark Anders, Jimmy Anders, Larry Tumis, Ruben Rodriguez, John Steelman and Harvey Venghaus.

Rosary was recited on Friday, Aug. 7, at 8:00 p.m. at the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel.

Born May 31, 1905 in Schulenburg, she was the daughter of Alois and Anna (Ohnheiser) Blaschke. She married Joe E. Anders on July 28, 1923 at St. Rose Church here. She was a member of the St. Rose Church.

Surviving her are a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Valeria) Tumis of Houston; four sons, Alvin Anders, Werner Anders and Leo Anders, all of Schulenburg, and Waldo "Doc" Anders of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Meyer of Rosharon; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on Mar. 26, 1945; two sisters, Marie Blaschke and Adela Blaschke; two half-brothers, Joe Blaschke and Frank Blaschke; three half-sisters, Mrs. Ludwig (Annie) Heinrich, Mrs.Emil (Emilia) Demel and Mrs. Anton (Wilhelmina) Anders.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


Weimar Mercury, 21 Oct 1921, page 7


Mrs. Louise Anders passed quietly away last Saturday morning at the LaGrange Hospital where she had been ill for several weeks.

Mrs. Anders was born in Austria in 1865, coming to America and locating near Weimar in 1896 where she lived about seven years. From there she moved to her home near Schulenburg, where she resided until death. She married Joe Anders in 1888.

Her husband and four children preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss four children, three sons, Joe, Oscar and Eugene and one daughter, Miss Ella.

Burial took place Sunday afternoon at St. Rosa's cemetery. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.—Schulenburg Sticker.


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, February 13, 1959

Last Rites for Miss Lud. Anders, 62, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Miss Ludmilla Anders, 62, were held Saturday, February 7, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, continuing at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina, with interment in the church cemetery.

Rev. Arnold Anders, her nephew, was celebrant of the Solemn High Mass. Rev. Thomas Flanagan was deacon and Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan sub-deacon. Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd gave the sermon, and Rev. John Anders, Miss Anders' brother, conducted the graveside services.

Miss Anders was born April 20, 1896, in Dubina, a daughter of the late Joe and Mary Anders. She was a devout member of the Catholic Church, and a member of the KJZT Society. She also was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 38 years. The past six years she had been employed at Huth Memorial Hospital in Yoakum, where she died Feb. 5 after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by three sisters, Sister Mary Firmina, a member of the Lady of the Lake Covent, now stationed in Chapell Hill, Mrs. Mary Kloesel of Baytown, and Miss Theresa Anders of Dubina; three brothers, Rev. John Anders of Cistern, Edward of Dubina and Joe of Schulenburg. A number of nieces and nephews also survive, including Rev. Arnold Anders and Sister M. Ida of San Antonio. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Anton in 1952 and Frank in 1958.

Pallbearers were Theo and Ed Kloesel of Baytown, V. J. Kana of Eagle Lake, and Bernard Hartensteiner and Robert Dittrich of Dubina.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, June 28, 1979

Ludvik Anders Funeral Held

Funeral services for Ludvik J. Anders, 87, of Schulenburg were held Friday, June 22, from Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Dubina, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. Charles Carolan, Rev. Robert Schmidt, and Rev. Benton Thurmond.

Mr. Anders died June 20 at Youens Memorial Hospital.

A retired farmer, he was born at Dubina on September 21, 1891, a son of Vincent and Frances (Kainer) Anders. He married Katherine Kaluza at Ammannsville on February 7, 1910.

After his wife's death in 1962, Mr. Anders remained on his farm, but when his son died in 1971, he moved to Schulenburg because of failing health. In 1975 he became a resident of Colonial Nursing Home at Schulenburg.

He was a member of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church and the KJT of Ammannsville.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Viola) Demel of Dubina and Mrs. George (Josie) Konvicka of Schulenburg; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alois (Tillie) Anders of Houston; two sons, Al J. Anders of Weimar and George Anders of Crowley; a son-in-law, Leo Blaschke of Hallettsville; 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Koenig of Vernon and Mrs. Albina Bayer of Wharton; and a brother, Emil Anders of Houston.

Preceding him in death in addition to his wife and son Ray were another son, Alois, in 1943; a daughter, Rosie, in 1971; a son-in-law, Edwin Demel, in 1971; a brother and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Adolph Anders, George Anders II, Wilbert Anders, Milton Blaschke, Marcus Demel, and Allen Konvicka, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers, also grandsons, were Gilbert Blaschke, Leon Blaschke, Darjus Brisco, Al J. Demel, Johnnie Demel, Thomas Konvicak, and Daniel Vacek.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 21, 1909

The wife of Anton Anders, Jr., a young farmer of this section died early Tuesday morning, after a brief illness. Numerous friends sympathize with the bereaved husband in his misfortune.

Burial – Dubina Catholic Cemetery, Fayette Co., TX. Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, January 27, 1933

Aged Lady of Dubina Claimed by Death

There were many expressions of regret last week when news of the death of Mrs. Joe Anders, wife of one of the Dubina Community's most prominent farmers, was learned.

This splendid, good woman had attended church services at Dubina, walking from her home to the church, we are told, and back again. Somewhat fatigued on arrival home, she partook of a light lunch and cup of coffee, then was noted to slump forward, and in a few moments all life had passed from her. Heart failure was the attributed cause of her death.

The funeral took place at the Dubina Cemetery Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, and was largely attended. Pall bearers were six grandsons of deceased, sons of Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Kloesel of Baytown, as follows: Ed, Herman, Theo., Louis, Ben and Frank. One of her sons, Rev. John Anders of Praha, sang the High Mass of Requiem, assisted by Father Wolf of Schulenburg as deacon and Father Kasper of Hostyn as sub-deacon. Father Gerlach of High Hill, a life-time friend of the family, delivered an eloquent eulogy in German. Father Szymanski in like manner spoke in Bohemian. Besides the above mentioned clergy, the following were present: Father Joe Pustka of Flatonia, Father L. Blinka of Cistern and Father Joe Hildebrand of Weimar.

Mrs. Anders was born in Austria. With her parents she came to this country at an early age. She was united in marriage to Mr. Joe Anders, prominent farmer of the Dubina community, many years ago, and is survived by her aged husband, and the following children: Messrs. Anton, Frank and Ed Anders of Dubina, Joe Anders of Schulenburg, Rev. John Anders of Praha, Mrs. Louis Klosel of Baytown, Miss Theresa Anders of West, Texas, Sister Famina of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Miss Ludmilla Anders of this community. Mrs. Anders was 76 years of age at time of death.

Mrs. Anders was one of the oldest settlers of the Dubina section. Thru-out her life she was a consecrated Christian, a faithful member of the Catholic Church, ever proved herself a devoted wife and mother, raised a fine lot of children, and in her passing all feel that our section has suffered a distinct loss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1982

Mrs. Anders' Funeral Held, Schulenburg

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Mary) Anders, 91, of Schulenburg were held Saturday morning, April 3, from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Schulenburg, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Concelebrating the funeral mass were Rev. Arnold Anders, a nephew, Rev. Benton Thurmond and Rev. Jim Barlow.

Mrs. Anders died Thursday, April 1.

Born Sept. 15, 1890, in Fayette County, she was a daughter of Karl and Elizabeth Winkler. She was married to Joe A. Anders on Oct. 15, 1912 at High Hill. She was a member of St. Rose Church and the Altar Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Kana of Eagle Lake; one son, Andy Anders of San Antonio; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Heinrich, Mrs. Ada Ward, Mrs. Selma Schram and Miss Alvina Winkler; and one brother, Henry Winkler. A grandson preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Phil Kana, Jim Shaw, Robert Cernoch, Alvin Winkler, Gary Singer, and Bill Stehling.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 20, 1971

Ray W. Anders, POW Veteran, Dead at 58

Cancer claimed the life May 11, of Ray W. Anders of Dubina, World War II veteran who spent 23 months in a German prison camp.

He had first been affected by the disease about ten years ago, when it was temporarily arrested by an operation. He died in M. D. Anderson Hospital at Houston, where he had been a patient for three weeks.

Services were held last Thursday afternoon, May 13, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Dubina, with Rev. Gerald Hubertus and Rev. Robert Schmidt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Anders was born May 15, 1912, at Dubina, a son of Ludvik and Katherine Kaluza Anders. After schooling at Dubina and Weimar High School, he lived with his parents and farmed at Dubina. He was employed with a construction company before entering the service. His five years in the Army included 26 months overseas.

After his return, he worked for Jack Klesel Distributing Co. in Schulenburg until illness forced him to retire in 1960.

He was a member of VFW Post 5875 here and the American Legion at Schulenburg.

Members of Post 5875 served as an honor guard. Pallbearers were his nephews, Leon Blaschke, Gilbert Blaschke, Al J. Demel, Marcus Demel, Johnnie Demel, and Allen Konvicka.

Mr. Anders is survived by his father, Ludvik Anders of Dubina; two brothers, Al Alnders of Weimar and George Anders of Crowley; and three sisters, Mrs. Leo (Rosie) Blaschke of Hallettsville, Mrs. Edwin (Viola) Demel of Dubina and Mrs. George (Josie) Konvicka of Schulenburg. A brother, Alois, died in 1943 and his mother died in 1962.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, September 29, 1977

Funeral for Miss Anders, 92, at Dubina

Funeral services for Miss Theresia Anders, 92, were held Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church in Dubina, with Rev. Arnold Anders, a nephew, officiating.

Burial was in the Dubina Cemetery.

Miss Anders died August 30 in Colonial Nursing Home, Schulenburg.

Born Dec. 24, 1886, at Dubina, she was a daughter of Joseph and Marie (Kainer) Anders. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America for 56 years, and also was a member of the St. Ann's and KJZT societies.

Surviving are two brothers Rev. John Anders of Cistern and Joe Anders of Schulenburg and three generations of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Jiggs Kana, Joe Hogg, Ted Kloesel and Louis Kloesel, and great-nephews, Clarence Hartensteiner and Michael Anders.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, April 17, 1931

Mr. Vinc Anders of Dubina Died Monday

Mr. Vinc Anders, well known farmer of the Dubina community, died Monday of heart trouble, aged 76 years, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Dubina Tuesday. Mr. Anders leaves a widow and a number of children, nearly all of whom are grown and settled in life.

Mr. Anders was a quiet, peaceable, good citizen, highly regarded by all who knew him, and his death is sincerely deplored.

The heartfelt sympathy of all our people goes out to his bereaved ones.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


Shiner Gazette, Thursday, August 17, 1972

Mrs. Andy Anders of San Antonio, age 57 years, 3 months and 20 days, passed away Saturday, July 29, 1972 in San Antonio after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31 at Porter Loring Funeral Chapel, San Antonio, with the Rev. Father John Wagner officiating. The body was taken to Schulenburg for Rosary, Monday night, July 31 at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel. Interment was in St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Schulenburg, Tuesday, August 1 at 9:15 a.m. with Rev. Michael O’Gorman officiating.

Pallbearers were Wilbur Koehn, Billy Bohuslav, Oscar Bucek, John Sion, Kenneth Walla and Jiggs Kana. Named as honorary pallbearers were Adolph Cernosek, Jerry Tengler and Pat Walla.

Mrs. Anders, nee Velma Marie Walla, was born April 9, 1915 at Holman, daughter of Anton and Aloisia (Macha) Walla. On July 12, 1937, she was married to A. J. (Andy) Anders in Schulenburg. Since 1943 she had been a resident of Bexar County.

Mrs. Anders was a member of the Catholic Church and KJZT Society.

Survivors are her husband, A.J. Anders of San Antonio; two daughters, Mrs. William B. (Carol Elaine) Stehling of Austin, Miss Nancy Louise Anders of San Antonio; three grandsons, Billy, Bobby and Tommy Stehling; two brothers, Max Walla of Schulenburg, George Walla of Elgin; and six sisters, Mrs. Frank W. (Julia) Jaks of Shiner, Mrs. Adolph (Amelia) Ripper of Taylor, Mrs. Herman (Mollie) Cordz of Sugar Land, Mrs. Eston (Martha) Stockton of Fort Worth, Mrs. A. J. (Josie) Naiser of Baytown and Mrs. Clement (Cecelia) Cernosek of La Grange.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Steve I. Walla. March 21, 1968, Anton and Louis Walla.

Among those attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Jaks and Freddie of Shiner.

Contriuted by Rosemary Ermis


See newspaper account of gin boiler explosion which killed Eel Anderson and others.


Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1924


Frand Anderson, an aged colored citizen of the West Point section, hitched up his team Tuesday morning, climbed into the wagon and started for a load of lumber. Only a short distance from his home he was seen to fall from the wagon. He was brought back to the house, where he died that afternoon. His death was caused by a blood vessel breaking in his head.

Another colored man, "Chillie" Wilson, fell dead at Winchester Monday while with other workmen, he was loading cotton seed into a railroad car.—La Grange Record.

Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht


Schulenburg Sticker, 28 Jan 1909


Born to Pichard Andreas and wife near Fayetteville, Jan. 15, a boy.


Died at Fayetteville, Jan. 20, Walter Andreas, age 5 days of malarial fever.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, 11 Jul 1896, page 4

Kittie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews of Plum, Fayette county, and a niece of Mrs. W. A. Baar of this city, died last Monday of diphtheria.


La Grange Journal, Thursday, March 25, 1943

William W. Andrews

William W. Andrews, aged 65 years, 1 month and 20 days, died at Galveston, Monday, March 22; the body was brought to La Grange and services were held in the chapel of the Koenig Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Revs. J. M. Parker and J. E. Roth officiating. Interment was in the new cemetery, Koenig Funeral Home directing.

Deceased was born January 30, 1878 at Perryville, Tenn., and came to Fayette County in 1881, he was a son of the late A. E. Andrews and Mrs. Kittie (Taylor) Andrews, and for a period of years live to in La Grange. He was employed as a salesman at Galveston at the time of his death.

William Andrews and Miss Nettie Zapp of La Grange, were united in marriage in La Grange in 1903. One daughter, Mrs. Alvie Curry of Galveston, with the widow, survive.

Surviving also are his brother, A. P. Andrews of Orange; his sisters, Mrs. T. Lee Smith of La Grange, and Mesdames A. F. McCaul and J. R. Schwarz of Galveston. There are two grandchildren.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Weimar Mercury, Friday, February 23, 1940

Swiss Alp.—Funeral services for Frank J. Antosh, 40, were held here, Rev. L. Goetz and Rev. Blinka officiating, with burial in St. Rose cemetery, Schulenburg. Surviving are his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Antosh; a daughter, Irene, and two sons, Jerome and Eugene, all of this section.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Colorado County Citizen, February 21, 1974

Joe Antosh

Joe F. Antosh of Columbus died Feb. 16 in Youens Memorial Hospital in Weimar. He was 72.

Funeral services were held Feb. 18 from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Chapel in Schulenburg and continued at St. Rose Catholic Church with the Rev. Adolph Janda officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Antosh was born March 29, 1901 at Swiss Alp, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Antosh. He was married to Olga Kubos March 31, 1942. He had been a resident of the Swiss Alp area until retiring from farming 3 years ago when he moved to Columbus.

He is survived by his wife Olga, of Columbus; 2 daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Holub of Schulenburg and Miss Gladys Antosh of Rogers; 4 brothers, Jerry, Theo, and Ivan of Schulenburg and George Antosh of Houston; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


Schulenburg Sticker, 5 Mar 2009, page 3

Mathilda Antosh

Mathilda (Zapalac) Antosh, 93, of Schulenburg, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The funeral was held on Saturday, Feb. 28 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, followed by interment in the church cemetery. The Rev. Tim Kosler officiated. Pallbearers were Jim Antosh, Michael Antosh, Thomas Antosh, Nelson Antosh, Tommy Meyer and Harry Thompson.

Rosary, led by Rev. Kosler, was held on Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home.

Born on March 10, 1915 in High Hill, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lillie (Kotrla) Zapalac. She attended High Hill School. On Oct. 6, 1931, she married Jerry Frank Antosh at High Hill. She was lifelong resident of Fayette County, and lived in Swiss Alp from 1940-44. She worked on the dairy farm and was a housewife and mother. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Sellers of Houston; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Rosie Antosh of Granbury; two grandchildren, Jim Antosh of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Michael Antosh and wife Erin of Richardson; and two great-grandchildren, Joseph and Sarah Antosh.

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents and sister and brother.

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The Fayette County Record, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006

Alfred C. "A.C." Appelt, 75, of Round Rock died Oct. 19 at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Winchester Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 5, 1931 in Hallettsville, the son of Alfred Charles Appelt Sr. and Vlasta Marie (Bocek) Appelt. He married Marian Froehlich on Aug. 2, 1955 in Schulenburg. Formerly of Fayette County, he was a retired sales representative for a linen service company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Korea.

Survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Byron and Frances Appelt of Cedar Creek, John and Diana Appelt of Bastrop, and Jason Appelt and fiancée Laura Dilloway of Round Rock; two daughters, Christal Appelt Thomas and husband Mike of Rock Springs, Ga. and Carrie Appelt Butler and husband Gerry of Durham, N.C.; three grandchildren, Jeffrey Webb and wife Mary, Kenneth Butler and Shelbie Lynn Appelt.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of choice or to Hospice, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759.

Fayette Memorial Funeral Home of La Grange was in charge of arrangments.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, December 11, 1953

Mrs. Frances Appelt Dies Monday, Nov. 30

Mrs. Frances Appelt, wife of the late Edward Appelt, Sr., of Appelt Hill, died Monday, November 30, at 11:50 p.m., at the age of 66 years, eight months and 27 days.

Mrs. Appelt was the daughter of the late Anton and Frances Stanzel of the Redhost community where she attended school and grew into womanhood.

On October 9, 1906, she was married to Edward Appelt, Sr., of Appelt Hill at the Sacred Heart Church of Hallettsville by Father Henderson, then pastor there. The couple lived on their farm at Appelt Hill. Seven years ago, Mrs. Appelt retired and moved to Hallettsville.

To this union wre born six children to bless their home, one daughter, Mrs. Natalie (Eddie) Zbranek of Hallettsville; five sons, Alton A. Appelt, of Old Kinkler, Edward Appelt, Jr., of Appelt Hill, Hilmer Appelt of Appelt Hill, and James Appelt of Hallettsville. One son, Alphonse Appelt preceded her in death on December 16, 1944, at the age of 23 years, and her husband, October 31, 1942, at the age of 61 years. The deceased is also survived by two brothers, and four sisters, namely: Mrs. Emilie Haas and Mrs. Louis Rother, both of Halletsville, Mrs. G. A. Pagel of Tivoli, Mrs. Adela Gerlich of Radhost; Joe Stanzel of Hallettsville; Anton Stanzel, Jr., of Victoria; also 13 grandchildren.

Mrs. Appelt was a Christian mother, devoted to her children and her church. She was also a member of the Mother's Society.

Funeral services began at the Kubena Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m., December 2, and Requiem mass was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church at 9:00 o'clock with the Very Rev. A. J. Morkovsky officiating. He delivered a consoling sermon, telling of her genial character and her kindness to everyone.

Pallbearers were Daniel Rother, Harvey Haas, Sylvester Grahmann, Wm. Zaape, Henry Schroeder, Jr., and Louis Havel, Jr.

Rosary was recited that he Funeral Home Tuesday night at 7:00 o'clock and interment was in the Catholic Cemetery.—Hallettsville New Era Herald.

Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


Schulenburg Sticker, 25 Feb 1904

Death Record.

Armstrong: Died near Flatonia 2-6-04, of Hypostatic Pneumonia, Mitchell Armstrong, colored, aged 61 years.

Contributed by Matt Cross


The Fayette County Record, Tuesday, July 6, 1965

Rolling Auto Cause of Death Thursday of Mrs. Armstrong

A rolling car which she tried to halt claimed the life of a well known La Grange lady shortly before noon Thursday.

Fatally injured in the mishap was Mrs. Siddie R. Armstrong, a retired school teacher of 341 N. Monroe St.

The accident happened at about 10:45 a.m. at the Dr. E.T. Williams residence, Mrs. Williams being a niece of the deceased. Mrs. Armstrong had returned with the Williams children from the swimming pool and, when she stepped out of her car momentarily, the vehicle started to roll down the inclined driveway. She tried to halt the car, and was struck down in the process.

Mrs. Armstrong passed away at about 11:50 a.m. at Fayette Memorial hospital.

She was born at La Grange on August 12, 1885, a daughter of the late Judge W.S. and Lucy Praetorius Robson. A school teacher by career, she taught at Ball High in Galveston many years before retiring. Mrs. Armstrong was active in the affairs of the Episcopal church, and in the church's downtown Thrift Shop and the Fayette Memorial Hospital Auxilliary.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. James Episcopal church with Rev. John Logan of Austin, a nephew, officiating, assisted by Rev. James H. Watts, of Columbus. Burial was in the La Grange City Cemetery, Koenig Funeral Home directing.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mae Eldridge and Mrs. John (Juanita) Logan, both of La Grange and several nieces and nephews.

Contributed by Bruce G. Williams


Weimar Mercury, 23 Oct 1897, page 8

LaGrange Journal: On last Wednesday, October 13th, at his home in Abilene, Texas, Mr. F. C. Arnim departed this life, leaving a wife and several chiildren, besides other relatives and friends to mourn his death. "Pomp," as he was familiarly called, was a born and bred son of Fayette county, and was a citizen here up to about six or seven weeks ago, when he left us to try his fortunes at Abilene.


Schulenburg Sticker, 3 Dec 1908


Mrs. Mary Sophia Juliane Charlotte Dorethea Arnim died at the ripe old age of 81 years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. P. Johnson, 12 o’clock Saturday night after an illness of seven months. Interment took place from the residence of Mr. Chas. Sengelmann at the City Cemetery 10 o’clock Tuesday morning beside her husband who had preceded her in death 12 years ago. Rev. Wolfsdorf, pastor of the Lutheran church of Yoakum officiated.

Mrs. Arnim was born in Perlsberg, Germany, April the 15, 1827. Was married to Mr. Chas. August Alexander Arnim in 1851. They came to America in 1852, first settling in Moulton, Texas, living there until 1867, afterwards moving to High Hill and later to this city. They were blessed with seven children, five of whom are living. They are Mrs. Edith Herder of Yoakum, Ed and Wm. of Flatonia, Mrs. Chas. Sengelmann of this city and Mrs. C. P. Johnson of Flatonia. Since her husband’s death she made her home with her youngest daughter, Mrs. C. P. Johnson.

Twenty-seven grand children and fifteen great grand children survive her.

She was a devout member of the Lutheran church and after a long, busy and useful life she died as she had lived – honored, trusted and loved. She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life was completed if work all done and well done constitutes completion. Her Christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close and through all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith in God never wavered. But she has left us and today the autumn leaves fall upon another grave that hides from our sight all that is mortal of a true and noble woman.

Our little city and its hospitable people ever held a warm corner in her heart. It was here that most of her best days were spent and when her last hour came and the God of eternity called her to her everlasting rest, it was her desire that beneath the shady trees of our Silent City, on its sloping hillsides, surrounded by the beauty, happiness and contentment of our people, where the flowers are sweetest and the birds warble their most melodious songs, should be the eternal abiding place of all that was mortal of her.

“Smooth the locks of silver hair,
On our mother’s brow with tenderest care,
Gather the robe in final fold
Around the form so still and cold;
Lay on her bosom, pure as snow,
The fairest, sweetest flowers that grow,
Kiss her and leave her our hearts delight;
Her pain is over she sleeps tonight”

The Sticker joins the many friends of the bereaved ones in extending sincere sympathy and condolence.

Schulenburg Sticker, 17 Dec 1908, page 1


Died at Flatonia, Nov. 30, Mrs. Mary Arnim, age 81 years, 7 months and 15 days of senility.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, Thursday, January 23, 1919

Miss Pauline Arnim

Another Young Daughter Claimed After Short Illness

The news was dispatched here last Thursday morning of the death of Miss Pauline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Arnim of Flatonia, death having claimed her early that morning. The sad news was received by relatives and friends with expressions of sincerest regret.

Miss Pauline is the second daughter to be called hence within the period of a half year. At the time she died, Mrs. Arnim was the only member of the household to be able to be up and later attend the funeral which occurred from the home of C. P. Johnson.

The many friends of the family, who reside here, deeply sympathize with the parents and relatives in this sad hour, and their only offering of consolation can be that they encourage the hope that He who doeth all things wisely will lighten their sorrow.

Contributed by Rob Brown


Schulenburg Sticker, 23 Feb 1899

Again it is our sad duty to report a death which occurred in this vicinity last week. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, while playing in a room where his mother was washing clothing fell backwards into a tub of hot water which was standing on the floor, from the effects of which he died twenty-four hours afterwards. The remains were interred at the Pine Springs cemetery last week Wednesday. The entire community sympathyses [sic] with Mr. and Mrs. Arnold.

This appears to be an unmarked grave. Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 9 June 1904

Death of Mrs. Hugo Arnold.

Early Monday morning the sad news reached us that Mrs. Hugo Arnold had succummed [sic] to the enevitable [sic] after a lingering illness of about two months and her soul had winged its way to the great beyond. The enterrment [sic] took place at the City Cemetery under the auspices of the Hermann Sons’ lodge, of which her husband is an esteemed member Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Mrs. Arnold was born in Saxony, Germany about 48 years ago, and has been a resident of Fayette county for 20 years. She leaves a husband and one daughter, Miss Lucy, to mourn her loss, to whom the sincere sympathy of the Sticker is extended.

Schulenburg Sticker, 28 July 1904


Arnold – Died near Schulenburg, of cancer of the breast, Emma Arnold, aged 48 years and 2 months.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, Aug 1888


The angel Death, with his sickle, has again stretched forth his hand and taken a beloved one from our midst.

Miss Annie E. Speckels was born in Fayette County, Texas, Sept. 14th, 1861; married R. Aschen, Jr., March 22nd 1888; died Aug. 21st, 1888.

She leaves a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn her loss, and the heartfelt sympathies of our people are extended to her family and bereaved husband.  She is now at rest, freed from the sorrows, trials and turmoil of this busy world, and after a short life, sleeps peacefully in the grave.

She was a faithful and loving wife proving in every act that help-mate that God intended woman should be. Not yet in the prime and loveliness of a matron’s life, considered her as entitled to many more years of usefulness. Among many acquaintances would have least thought of her as the one for cold death to claim.

Who can tell the length of human life? Not mortal man.

The mortal remains of Mrs. Aschen were interred in Florida Chapel graveyard, there to “softly lie and sweetly sleep” till called to that Paradise above.

Contributed by Kathy Carter


La Grange Journal, August 7, 1902

R. A. Aschen Dead.

Beaumont, Texas, August 2.—
R.A. Aschen, the man who was found wandering about with his throat cut, died last night at the hospital and the case is ended in as much mystery as it started with. He was found last Monday walking around in a dazed sort of way and acting most peculiarly. He was taken to the hospital by someone who met him near there. It is said that he had already been greatly exposed and that the exposure and shock did as much to kill him as anything else.

The remains of Mr. Ashen arrived in La Grange Monday and lay in state until Tuesday morning when they were taken to Warrenton, followed by relatives and friends and interred in the Florida Chapel Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Aschen was well known in this city as a gentleman of splendid business attainments, and most charitably inclined. He had many relatives and friends living here who were very much grieved to hear of his untimely death.

Reiner Aschen, Jr. was born March 26, 1862 and died July 29, 1902. Contributed by Kathy Carter


Weimar Mercury, 19 Nov 1898, page 8

Flatonia, Tex., Nov. 15.—While handling some matches yesterday a little girl, one of Mr. C. E. Austin's little daughters, had her clothing burned off. Earl, a larger brother, attempted to extinguish the blaze and received some very painful burns on his face, hands and arms.

Weimar Mercury, 26 Nov 1898, page 7

Flatonia, Texas, November 18.—Mr. C. E. Austin's little 5-year-old child, which was so severely burned some days ago, expired last night. Everything in the power of humans was done for the little one, but in spite of all life became extinct at 7 o'clock last night.


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