Fayette County Obituaries

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Shiner Gazette, 5 Dec 1906

—The sad news of the death of Mrs. H. W. Yeager was received from Flatonia last Monday. Messrs. C. H. Flato and W. O. Mewes left to attend the funeral.

Schulenburg Sticker, 6 Dec 1906, page 1

Mrs. Clara Yeager of Flatonia.

Flatonia, Texas, December 3. – Mrs. Clare Yeager died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. Fernan, in this city. She was born in Saxony December 9, 1836, and in 1950 [sic], came to Texas and has since resided in Fayette county. Her remains were interred in the City Cemetery this afternoon at 3:30, Rev. H. M. Rowland holding services. The out-of-town relatives who were with her during her last hours were Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Yeager of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Flato of San Antonio, and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Yeager of Bay City.
[later in issue]

Mr. Fred Ebeling attend[ed] the funeral of Mrs. W. H. Yeager, which occured [sic] in Flatonia Monday afternoon last.

Shiner Gazette, 12 Dec 1906

Death of Mrs. Clara Yeager

Mrs. Clara Yeager died last Sunday afternoon about 3:30 after long suffering and was buried in the family plot of Flatonia cemetery Monday evening at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Yeager’s death was not unexpected as her death had been expected for several days, however, a gloom was cast over our entire community. All of her children, four in number as follow: Ferd, George, Mrs. H. N. Flato and Mrs. M. Fernau were at her side when death claimed Grandma Yeager. Mrs. Yeager had lived in Flatonia from its infancy and was loved by all. She leaves four children, all married, many relatives and numerous friends to whom the Argus extends heartfelt sympathy.—Flatonia Argus.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Dallas Morning News, 29 May 1895

H.W. Yeager

Flatonia, Fayette Co., Tex. May 27--
Died this morning at 7:30, Mr. H.W. Yeager, Sr., in the 74th year of his age. Mr. Yeager was one of the pioneers of Texas, and a confederate veteran.

Contributed by Debbie Hanson

Shiner Gazette, 30 May 1895

Mr H W Yeager, Sr., died at his home in Flatonia Sunday night. Aged 73 years. The deceased was one of Flatonia’s most prominent citizens.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, 25 May 1900, page 5

Flatonia, Tex., May 18.—Henry W. Yeager, Jr., died at the home of his mother at 1 o'clock a. m. today after a long illness, aged 38 years. Deceased was for many years one of Flatonia's most prosperous and wideawake merchants, having taken charge of his father's business upon his retirement from [business] life.

Schulenburg Sticker, 24 May 1900

In Memoriam.

Flatonia, May 21, 1900.

On Friday of last week the remains of the lamented H. W. Yeager were laid to rest in the city cemetery. A large concourse of relatives and friends followed them to the grave. The Knights of Pythias, of which he was a member conducted the sad and solemn rites. Mr. Yeager was born in High Hill on March the 27th, 1862. His parents moved to Flatonia a number of years ago. After having received a good education he became a clerk in his father’s store, and after a time a member of the highly respected and prosperous firm, Yeager and Sons. About 10 years ago he married Miss Lillie Amsler with whom he lived, during 6 years, a happy life. At the end of this time his beloved wife died, leaving no children. He never fully recovered from this shock. Sometime ago he contracted the dreadful disease consumption and died on the night of the 18th inst. Mr. Yeager was a pleasant companion, strictly upright, and always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. His father who died here 5 years ago was one of the oldest settlers. Born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, he landed in New York, in 1844. He went to Baton Rouge, La., in 1847 and from there he came to Texas in 1851. His mother, a venerable matron came to Texas in 1845. The other yet living members of the family are Mr. F. P. Yeager, of Flatonia; George Yeager, of Yoakum, Ben Yeager, of Port Lavaca; and Mrs. M. Fernau and Mrs. A. Sloma, of Flatonia, and Mrs. A. Flato, of San Antonio.

[later in same column]

Henry W. Yeager, Jr.

Last Friday, May 18th, Henry W. Yeager, Jr., died at the home of his mother, at 4 o’clock, a. m. He had lingered several months with that dread disease, consumption, and death was a relief. Mr. Yeager was at one time one of Flatonia’s leading and prosperous business men. The Sticker joins many friends in extending condolence to his bereaved relatives.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, 26 Sep 1896, page 5

Flatonia, Tex., Sept. 19.—Mrs. Lillie Yeager, wife of H. W. Yeager, jr., died last night after a lingering illness of a year's duration. Mrs. Yeager was the daughter of Mrs. Amsler of Shiner, Tex.



The Galveston Daily News, 27 May 1876, page 2


. . . The Record gives the following statment of the killing of a Mr. Young, by his step-son, Edwin Blackwell. The mother of the latter married Mr. Young some two years ago contrary to the wishes of her son. He and Young had had some difficulty. Some time ago, however, he had left home and resided in the neighborhood of Weimar, and returned home about four weeks previous to the killing. It seems that on the day previous he had borrowed a rifle of a neighbor, saying he was going hunting. The parties had no difficulty since the young man had returned home. While getting a buggy out of the buggy-house Blackwell shot him from a window of a shedroom of the dwelling. The shot went through his heart and killed him instantly. Blackwell, after the shooting, mounted a horse and went off, and has not yet been found.


Schulenburg Sticker, 16 Nov 1917

Mrs. Caroline Young Dead

Mrs. Caroline Young, an old citizen of this section, was found dead at her home Wednesday morning from heart failure. The funeral services held Thursday morning were attended by a large number of friends in Schulenburg and vicinity, her only son, Frank Young and wife, arriving from Cameron the day of her death.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury,, 5 Jul 1935, page 2


Frank Young died Thursday in his home at 216 Edgewood avenue. He was 59.

He is survived by his widow: five sons, Charles F. Young of Silsbee, Texas, Paul L., Louis and Frank Young of Houston and George Young of Schulenburg, and two daughters, Miss Mary Young of Vancouver, B. C., and Dorothy Young of Houston.

The body was taken overland to Schulenburg Thursday by the Earthman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, with burial in the cemetery there. — Houston Press.


La Grange Journal, Thursday,, September 7, 1944

Lottie Clyde Young

Little Lottie Clyde Young, aged one day, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Young of West Point died at La Grange, Saturday, Sept. 2.  Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at the home of Bob Robbins at West Point and interment was in the Moore cemetery, Koenig Funeral Home in charge.
Contributed by Rob Brown


La Grange Journal, March 8, 1934, page 3

Deaths Reported

Died near La Grange, March 3, of heart disease; Monroe Young, (colored) aged 90 years, 1 month, and 1 day.

Transcribed by Connie F. Sneed


Schulenburg Sticker, 21 May 1908, page 1


Died near Colony, May 3, Paul E. Young, age 10 years, 5 months and 7 days, of Paralysis from tuberculosis of meningitis of brain.

Contributed by Matt Cross


Weimar Mercury, April 21, 1939

Mrs. Susan Young, 97, Who Came To Texas By Wagon Train, Dies

Mrs. Susan Green Young 97, who came to Texas by wagon train from Missouri 90 years ago, died at her home at West Point Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held at the residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock and interment was made in the Woods cemetery at West Point. Rev. S. M. Bailey of La Grange officiating.

Mrs. Young, nee Green, was born at St. Louis on June 5, 1842. Coming to Texas in 1849, she settled with her parents and family at what is now High Hill. On Oct. 13, 1859, she was united in marriage with Alfred Young and moved to a farm at West Point, where she lived continuoulsly for the past 80 years. Her husband passed away in 1898.

Surviving are a son, Frank, and two daughters, Misses Ella and Mattie, who lived with their mother; another daughter, Mrs. Susanne Haynie of West Point; and six grandchildren. – La Grange Record


La Grange Journal, 25 Feb 1937, page 1

Deaths Reported

Died near La Grange, February 7, of heart block; Washington Young, colored, aged 13 years, 9 months and 29 days.