Fayette County Obituaries

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Obituaries are a new feature on this web site. The people memorialized below either lived most of their lives in the county or are buried here. Please contact volunteer coordinator Rox Ann Johnson to contribute obituaries and/or photographs from your research.



Schulenburg Sticker, 25 Jan 1906

Deaths Recorded Since Last Report.

Apolonia Uherek, age 92 years, died Dec 31, 100[?] [sic],

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, 17 Jan 1903, page 1

Flatonia, Jan. 13. — George Ullmann, a farmer living three miles southwest of this place, committed suicide this morning by taking strychnine.


Schulenburg Sticker, 16 July 1908


Died at Bluff, Jan. 3, Carl Ulrich age 54 years, of hypertrophy of the heart.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 10 March 1922, page 1

Mrs. Caroline Ulrich

Mrs. Caroline Ulrich after spending 79 years of faithful service on this earth passed quietly away last Monday March 6th, to meet her savior.

Mrs. Ulrich was born in Austria in 1842. She resided with her husband near High Hill.

The remains were buried at the Catholic cemetery at High Hill last Tuesday afternoon at 4 p. m.

She leaves her husband, one son, Frank, and one daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Rabel to mourn her loss. To these the Sticker tenders its tenderest sympathy.

Schulenburg Sticker, 10 March 1922, page 8

Joe Ulrich came in from Victoria Tuesday to attend the funeral services of his grandmother, Mrs. Ulrich.

Both contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 16 July 1908


Died at Round Top, May 3, Emilie Henrietta Ulrich, age 76 5 months and 24 days, of coma.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, April 23, 1936 pg. 1

Death Relives An Aged Mother After Months of Illness

Sunday morning Mrs. Frieda Ulrich, aged 80 years, 4 months, and 18 days, died at the home of her son-in-law, John G. Riehs, in this city. She had been in failing health for the past two months, suffering from an infection of the foot, which was very painful. Monday afternoon services were held at the Reihs home by Rev. Heise, and the body was taken to Cedar Cemetery and placed at the side of her husband who died January 3, 1908.

Mrs. Ulrich, whose maiden name was Miss Frieda Otto, a daughter of Carl Otto and sister to the late Max Otto, was born at Bluff, on a farm, and at the age of 27 years was united in marriage with Carl Ulrich; the then young couple made their home on a farm in the Bluff section, and to them was born five children; Adolph died at the age of 18 months, Mrs. Dora Schlottman, a daughter, died one year ago. The living children are: Chas. Ulrich of near La Grange, Mrs. John (Jane) Riehs of La Grange, Mrs. Louis (Helen) Reihs, also of near La Grange.

For the past two years Mrs. Ulrich had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Riehs. To the relatives surviving, sincere sympathy is offered.


Schulenburg Sticker, 3 Sep 1908


Died at Carmine, Aug. 20, Adam Ullrich, age 26 years, 2 months and 17 days of lightning stroke.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Schulenburg Sticker, 4 Oct 1912


Louis Ullrich, near Winedale, age 77 years, 11 months and 22 days, ptomain [sic] poisoning.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Fayette County Record, Friday, February 19, 1965

Gustav H. Unger Rites At Winchester

Gustav H. Unger, 87, a retired farmer of the Winchester community where he had spent most of his life, passed away at the Weishuhn hospital in Smithville Monday.

Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Winchester Lutheran church with Rev. Rud Freling officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Born in Germany on April 2, 1877, he came to this country at the age of six years with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Unger who settled in Lee county.  On Jan. 15, 1902 he was married at Serbin to Amelia Beisert.

Survivors are his wife: five daughters, Mrs. Alwina Wilkinson and Mrs. W. L. Lentz of Dallas, Mrs. Edgar Wagner of Pt. Arthur, Mrs. C. L. Sheffy and Mrs. J. D. Coker of San Antonio; two sons, Edwin H. and Martin Unger of Smithville, Rt. 2; one half-sister, Mrs. Mary Kappler of Giddings; one half-brother, Clemens Unger of Giddings; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Unger remained at the Koenig Funeral Home until noon Wednesday.

Contributed by Rob Brown
Transcribed by Stacy N. Sneed


Schulenburg Sticker, 25 Feb 1909


An old man apparently about 60 years of age died at a private boarding house in this city Wednesday night of last week about 12 o’clock of heart failure. His groans were heard and a doctor telephoned for but he was dead ere the doctor arrived. His remains were taken charge of by Mr. O. B. Schwenke and embalmed and is being held for identification.

He had nothing on him to tell who he was or where he was from. His hat was purchased in San Antonio. He had $5.20 in money and a gold watch.

Efforts have been made to learn of his identity, but as yet nothing has been heard. He will be held until March 1st and if not identified at that time, he will be buried in the potters field.

Schulenburg Sticker, 4 March 1909

The man who died here Feb. 19th was burried [sic] Monday, March 1st, in the potters’ field in the City Cemetery. Every effort to locate someone who could positively idenify [sic] him but all was of no avail.

Contributed by Matt Cross


La Grange Journal, April 23, 1936 Pg. 3

Reinhold H. Urban Dies Sunday, Aged 57

Reinhold H. Urban, farmer, living in the Trinity Hill section west from La Grange, died Sunday, aged 57 years, 7 months and 14 days. Illness due to a ruptured appendix caused his death at the La Grange Hospital. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Moebus, Monday afgternoon, and interment was had in the Trinity Hill cemetery.

Deceased was born at Bluff creek, in Lee County, September 15, 1878 ; he is survived by his wife, and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Reinhold Albrecht, Mrs. Hermann Noack of Lee County, Mrs. Martha Niemeyer, La Grange; Otto Urban, Tena Bluff, California, Gus. And Mary Urban at home, Mrs. Ruth Heinze, California.

Transcribed by Stacy N. Sneed


Schulenburg Sticker, 22 Oct 1903

Death Record.

Urban: Died at O’Quinn, Sept 29-03, of Heart Disease, Rose Urban, aged 27 years.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Victoria Advocate, Monday, December 29, 1930


James Urban, 45, while moving his household effects and livestock on a truck from Ganado to Cistern, Fayette County, was fatally injured in a crash three miles east of Victoria on Highway No. 12 early this afternoon and died while being conveyed to the De Tar Hospital here.

The crash occurred when a car driven by L. R. Reedy of Luling collided with Urban’s truck while attempting to pass the truck near a bridge as the truck was passing a buggy occupied by Joe Hotz of this county.

The truck ran into the bridge after being struck by the Luling man’s car and overturned. Urban’s skull was crushed. John Kazmir, who was driving the truck, was not injured.

Reedy stated at an inquest conducted by Justice T. P. Lenoir that he was traveling about 45 miles an hour and sounded his horn when he started to pass the truck but Kasmir said he did not hear it.

The Gold-Waters Undertaking Company took charge of Urban’s body. His wife and two children were located at Cistern.

Vinc "James" Urban is buried at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemtery in Cistern. Submitted by Rosemary Ermis


La Grange Journal, August 2, 1945


Mrs Anna Urbanovsky, 90, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Kulhanek Tuesday of last week, and is survived by an only sister, Mrs. Kovicka.  Funeral services were conducted from the Knesek Funeral Home Wednesday, followed with Mass in the St. John’s Catholic church with Rev. Frank Matustik officiating.  Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Transcribed by Gayle Clemons Newkirk


Eagle Lake Headlight, Friday, January 31, 1947

Arnold Urbanovsky Of Garwood Dies Tuesday, Jan. 21st

Deepest regret is expressed to the family of Arnold F. Urbanovsky, 55, a resident of Garwood for the last 11 years, who died of a heart attack en route to the El Campo hospital on Tuesday night, Jan. 21st. He was playing dominoes when he suddenly became ill and was rushed to the hospital, but died en route.

Mr. Urbanovsky was born May 18, 1891 in Fayette County. He married the former Mary Zbranek.

Services were held Thursday morning from the Triska Funeral Home with Requiem High Mass in Fayetteville, with Rev. Frank Matuscik officiating. Burial was in the Fayetteville Catholic Cemetery.

He leaves his widow, four brothers, Joe of El Campo; John of East Bernard, Emil of Wharton and Adolph of Plum. One son, Bennie, died when he was 14.

Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

frances urbanovsky

La Grange Journal, July 25, 1907

Mrs. Urbanovsky, wife of Jos. Urbanovsky, living near Cummings creek, died after a lingering illness and was buried in the Catholic cemetery Wednesday.  She was about fifty years of age and leaves a husband and seven children to mourn her departure.

Transcribed by Gayle Clemons Newkirk


Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1966, page 10

Fayetteville GI Dies In Action In Viet Nam

Fayetteville—Pfc. Robert E. Urbanovsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vince L. Urbanovsky of Fayetteville, was one of 54 Americans listed Monday as killed in action in Vet Nam.

Funeral arrangements for the 21-year-old soldier will be made after arrival of the body.

Urbanovsky was a 1963 graduate of St. John's High School in Fayetteville. He was employed in Houston before joining the Army about a years ago. He had been in Viet Nam since September.

Urbanovsky was the only casualty list. [sic.]

He is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.


Schulenburg Sticker, 10 Nov 1922, page 1

John Urbis

John Urbis, Sr., aged about 77 years, passed peacefully away at his home at Praha last Saturday morning.

Mr. Urbis was one of Praha’s earliest settlers, he was known throughout that entire section, he was highly esteemed for his many good qualifications. Everyone always spoke well of him.

The remains were buried in the Praha Cemetery Monday morning. Deceased leaves a big family to mourn his loss. To these the Sticker extends sympathy.

Contributed by Matt Cross