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Bahner, Angelina Emma (Kubesch)

Final Rites For Mrs. Ed Bahner Here Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ed (Angelina) Bahner, 69, of Columbus were held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4. at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. David Muerer officiated. Pallbearers were Edgar Bahner, Leroy Bahner, Herbert Schmidt, John Sonnen, Leo Michalke, and Harold Brandt.

Mrs. Bahner died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in Fayette Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks.

Born Feb. 5, 1900, at Dubina, she was a daughter of Joe and Mary Kubesch. She was married to Mr. Bahner Feb. 9, 1920, and they settled at Holman. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.

Her husband survives, along with two sons, Wilburn Bahner of Houston and Elvin Joe Bahner of Columbus; one grandchild; four brothers, Raymond, Emil, Joe and Lewis Kubesch, all of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Henry (Martha) Wehmeyer of Weimar.

A daughter, Viola Mildred, and a son, James Edward, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1969, page 5

Bahner, Annie (Schindler)

Funeral For Mrs. Bahner Held July 26

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Schindler Bahner, 99, of Weimar were held Saturday, July 26, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Bryan Crooks of St. John-Moravia parishes officiated.

Mrs. Bahner died at 12:40 A.M. Thursday, July 24, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born Feb. 16, 1887, in Heinsendorf, Austria, she was a daughter of Johan and Anna (Mendel) Schindler. She was married to Frank L. Bahner in Weimar on Sept. 20, 1910. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann Society.

Mrs. Bahner's husband died July 24, 1967. Also preceding her in death were a son, Edgar W. Bahner who died Jan. 24, 1964; two sisters, Mrs. Joe B. (Emilie) Kainer and Mrs. Fred (Bertha) Billeck and six brothers, John, Adolf, Joe, Albert, Otto and Emil Schindler.

Surviving her are a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert F. and Mary Lou Bahner and three grandchildren, Rita and David Bahner of Houston and Chris Bahner of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers were Edwin Billeck, Wilburn Bahner and Edgar Banse of Weimar, Leroy "Sonny" Bahner of Wharton, John Sonnen of Kingsbury and Frank Simpson of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, July 31, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Bahner, Cecilia (Berger)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Cecilia Bahner Here This Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Cecilia Bahner, 81, who died at her home in San Antonio Monday, were held here this morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

The Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiated.

A native of Austria, Mrs. Bahner had lived at San Antonio for the past 12 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. Schmidt, Mrs. H. Vorpahl, both of San Antonio, and Mrs. Otto Michalke, Edna; four sons, Frank and Edmund Bahner of Weimar, Henry Bahner of Columbus, and Walter Bahner of San Antonio; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, March 7, 1947, page 1

Bahner, Edgar W.

E. Bahner Rites Held January 26

Funeral services for Edgar W. Bahner, 70, of Weimar were held Thursday, January 26, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Father Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Bahner died at 11:57 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted nine hours earlier with a heart attack.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was a lifelong Weimar resident. He was born January 23, 1914, a son of Frank L. and Annie (Schindler) Bahner. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church, where he was an usher, and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Annie Bahner of Weimar; a brother and sister-in-law, Herbert F. and Mary Lou Bahner of Weimar; two nephews, David A. and Chris Bahner of Weimar; and a niece, Rita Bahner of Houston. His father preceded him in death on July 25, 1967.

Serving as pallbearers were Edwin Billeck, Elvin J. Bahner, Leroy (“Sonny”) Bahner, Frank Simpson, Edgar Kainer, and Wilburn Bahner, Named Honorary pallbearers were David A. Bahner and Chris P. Bahner.

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 1984, page 10
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Bahner, Ferd

Mr. Fred Bahner Is Claimed By Death

An item In last week's Mercury briefly stated that Mr. Fred Bahner, local merchant, was very ill with pneumonia. Fred was a very sick man at that time, but it was not learned that ere another issue of the paper was printed he would be called to another world. But such proved to be the case.

His was a bad case of pneumonia from the very start. It rapidly developed into double pneumonia, and although physicians and nurses, family and friends did everything humanly possible to stay the course of the disease, it was not to be, and the poor, tired spirit of Fred Bahner was gathered in the arms of his Savior New Year's Eve near the midnight hour.

Comparatively a young man--just 40--he put up a brave fight, but he had been ill for a number of days before he gave up to go to bed, and by this time the disease had gotten a strong hold upon his already weakened system. The fight from first to last was a stubbornly contested one, but Death won the victory,

The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, after appropriate ceremonies at the church, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. The stores and business houses of the city closed up during the funeral and expressions of sorrow and sympathy were heard on every hand, The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

Pall bearers at the funeral were: Messrs. Henry and Frank Seifert, Henry J. Lass, A. J. Ratliff, Geo. J. Kusey and Chas. F. Kalous.

Mr. Bahner, born and raised in this section, had been engaged In the grocery business In this city for a number bet of years. He was attentive to his business, kindly and courteous at all times, one who made friends among all classes and conditions of men, an honest, upright, good citizen, a devoted husband and father, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored by all.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Leroy, and one daughter, Miss Essie Lee. Also surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahner, Sr.; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Schmidt and Mrs. Hugo Warphole of San Antonio, Mrs. Otto Michalke, Glen Flora; four brothers, Messrs. Frank, Ed, Henry and Walter Bahner, all residing in this section. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family in their terrible affliction.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1935, page 1


Bahner, Ferdinand

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away Friday Morning

Ferdinand Bahner, who was taken to San Antonio, recently for treatment and a possible operation, was operated on last week end and failed to rally, hence his death followed very quickly. He was in serious condition when taken to San Antonio and word that came to his family here after the operation was to the effect that he might not survive. The remains were brought to this city by the Hubbard Undertaking Company, and rested at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Fred Bahner, Jr., until Sunday morning, when they were taken to St. Michael's Church for funeral services, interment taking place afterward in St. Michael's Cemetery, with Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching service.

Pall bearers were as follows: Messrs. Adolf Schindler, F. J. Koenig, Jos. Kubica, Rudolf Hollas, Jos. Kubesch and Jos. Kasper.

Ferdinand Bahner was born Aug. 6, 1863, at Kunwald, Austria. He came to this country, via Galveston, in 1881 at the age of 17 years. He first settled in the Schulenburg-High Hill section, and was later married to Miss Cecelia Berger, who, with seven children, survive, their marriage taking place Nov. 8, 1886. He with his good wife then moved to the Holman section, where they lived for three years. In 1889 they moved to the Wildwood section and lived there until 1919, when they moved back to the Holman section, and there the family resided up to the time of his death, July 12, 1935.

The survivors are as follows: his widow, Mrs. Cecelia Bahner; his daughters, Mrs. Ella Schmidt and Mrs. Laura Vorpahl of San Antonio, Mrs. Mary Michalke of Glen Flora; sons, Messrs. Frank and Edmund Bahner of Weimar, Henry Bahner of Columbus and Walter Bahner of Glen Flora; also eighteen grandchildren. All the children were present at the funeral.

Mr. Bahner was a mighty fine gentleman. Quiet, unobtrusive, honest, upright, a man who loved to favor his friends and neighbors, an ideal husband and father, he was dearly loved by all who knew him. The large representation at his funeral last Sunday morning amply attested the high esteem in which he was held by his fellow-man. There are many sad hearts throughout this section over the passing of this truly good man. May he rest in peace!

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1935, page 1

Bahner, Frances Henrietta (Billeck)

Columbus—Funeral services for Mrs. Henry (Frances Henrietta) Bahner of Columbus were held Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Bahner suddenly became ill at her home early Sunday and died shortly after arriving at Columbus Hospital.

She was a daughter of Fred and Pauline Billeck, born in Weimar Jan. 2, 1905. She was married to Henry Bahner on Nov. 26, 1923, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Weimar. She lived in the Weimar and Columbus area all her life and was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Survivors are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Gladys) Braden and Mrs. Kermit (Evelyn) Brune of Columbus; one son, Henry Bahner Jr. of Fortville, Ind.; three sisters, Mrs. August Juergens of Weimar, Mrs. Charles Bittner of La Grange and Mrs. Henry Reimers of Columbus; and three brothers, Henry and Richard Billeck of Weimar and Joe Billeck of Houston.

Pallbearers were Edgar Bahner, E. J. Bahner, LeRoy Bahner, LeRoy Reimers, Eugene Juergens, and Herbert Schmidt.

--Colo. Co. Citizen

The Weimar Mercury, Nov. 16, 1972, p. 4
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Bahner, Frank Leo

Stroke Fatal To Carpenter Frank Bahner

Frank L. Bahner, 79, still actively working as a carpenter and farmer until he suffered a massive stroke Friday evening, succumbed to a second stroke at 9:40 p.m. Monday in Youens Memorial Hospital.

He had been in business here nearly 60 years, with his own building crew for many of those years.

He was a lifelong, resident of the Weimar area. Born Dec. 31, 1888, in the Wildwood area northwest of here, he was a son of Ferdinand and Cecelie[sic] Berger Bahner. He married Miss Annie Schindler here Sept. 20, 1910. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and St. Joseph’s Society.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Edgar and Herbert; both of here; three grandchildren; three brothers, Henry and Ed. of Columbus and Walter of San Antonio; and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Schmidt and Mrs. Laura Vorphal, both of San Antonio. A brother, Fred, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Michalke, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 26, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. MichaeI's Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated. His brother, Rev. Gerald Hubertus of Columbus, was celebrant of the mass.

Weimar Mercury, July 27, 1967, page 1

Bahner, Henry A.

Henry Bahner

Funeral services for Henry A. Bahner were held Saturday from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Patrick Palmer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Bahner passed away July 8 in Autumn Hills Convalescent Home at the age of 75.

A son of Fred and Cecelia Berger Bahner, he was born in Weimar March 12, 1901. He had resided in Columbus 42 years. The last 9 months were spent in the convalescent home. He was married to Miss Frances Billeck, who preceded him in death on Nov. 5, 1972. Before retiring, he was employed by a local automobile dealer as parts man.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Vernon Braden and Mrs. Kermit Brune, both of Columbus; one son, Henry H. Bahner of Fortville, Ind.; one sister, Mrs. Ella Schmidt of San Antonio; 2 brothers, Walter Bahner of San Antonio and Ed Bahner of Weimar; and 4 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Herbert Bahner, Wilbert Bahner, Alvin Joe Bahner, Arthur Brune, Frank Simpson and Richard Schmidt.

Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, July 15, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Bahner, Herbert F.

Herbert Bahner Services Held Feb. 22

Herbert F. Bahner, 89, of Weimar died Feb. 19 at Parkview Manor.

He was born Sept. 20, 1919, in Weimar to Frank L. Bahner and Annie (Schindler) Bahner.

He attended St. Michael Catholic School in Weimar through the eighth grade and went on to graduate from Weimar High School.

After high school, he entered the United States Army, serving from May 1942 to January 1946, including 11 months in the European Theater.

He was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern (EAME) Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, a Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

Following his military service, he enrolled at Blinn Junior College and graduated from there with a degree in business.

On Oct. 19, 1957, he married Mary Louise Bludau in Weimar.

He worked as a home builder and rancher and was a member of St. Joseph Society and Weimar VFW Post 5875, where he served as commander in 1962.

Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar, with Rev. John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Mausoleum.

Pallbearers included Gary Braun, Eddie Bahner, Leonard Wick, Larry Kunz, Harvey Barton and Alvin Mueller.

He is survived by his wife of Weimar, daughter Rita Bahner of Houston, sons David Bahner and wife Sonya of Montgomery and Chris Bahner and wife Ginger of Weimar and grandchildren Paiton and Macay Bahner and Laura, Megan and Garret Guerrero.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Edgar W. Bahner.

Weimar Mercury, March 5, 2009
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Bahner, Leroy “Sonny”


Leroy "Sonny" Bahner, 91, of Wharton County for 69 years passed away at his home Friday, Feb. 22.

He was born April 20, 1916 in Holman. Sonny was an honor boy and won the math contest in the Colorado County meet when he was in the seventh grade. He was an organizer, charter member and director of the Gulf Coast Cutting Horse Association, a member, director and president of Wharton Quarter Horse Breeders and an approved judge and member of the American Quarter Horse Association. Sonny was also an approved judge and member of the National Cutting Horse Association and an approved judge for both the American Paint Horse Association and the Appaloosa Horse Breeders Association.

Sonny has been associated with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a contestant, committeeman or chairman since 1947. He was also a life member and an Honorary Lifetime Director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He was also a chairman of the Cutting and Cattle Committee for six years and chaired the registered cutting for three years under G.W. Townsand, Chairman of Bay City. He won numerous cuttings including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, premiums amounting to over 125 silver buckles plus saddles and various other tack.

Sonny won the last cutting he entered at the Townsand Ranch and the last roping he entered at the Janak arena in Columbus. This was a youth and old man's roping. His son, David and Kenny Ferguson entered him unbeknownst to him. He was visiting and heard his name called to rope. He climbed on David's kid-saddled horse and won the roping competition.

Mr. Bahner managed the J.B. Ferguson Bar JF Farm and Cattle and Quarter Horse Ranch for 32 years. Here he was responsible for a breeding program of world champion Quarter Horses, both for performance and racing. He actively trained on the performance side and released the racing stock to specialized trainers. He was known far and wide in ranching and roping circles.

This lover of good food, pretty women and cutting the rug, grew up jerking sodas in the family confectionary in Weimar. Sonny married Lois Goodson of Columbus in 1936. He was a great daddy and a good man. He usually had a young prot/g/ he helped in rodeo skills. He loved kids. He won the most improved Wharton bowler two years consecutively and good humouredly took ribbing about how bad a bowler he must have been. He was a crack shot and avidly hunted coons, squirrels and deer. He had trophies proving the prowess of his several registered blue tick hounds which he bred, raised, hunted and sold. Sonny was devoted to the Wharton County Youth Rodeo during its entire run and an enthusiastic participant in the Wharton County Fair.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Lois Goodson Bahner; his son, David Lane Bahner; his parents, Ferdinand "Fred" Bahner and Wilhelmina Bittner Bahner and a sister Essie Lee B. Morales.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda B. Duncan and son-in-law William Carl Duncan of Beaumont; daughter-in-law, Edith Bahner-Kelly of New Waverly; granddaughter Lauren Faggard of Beaumont; grandson David Gregson Bahner of Huntsville; grand son-in-law, A. Mark Faggard; great granddaughter Amanda Faggard, and aunt Mary Bittner Luecke.

He joins a cadre of good friends and great people await him at the hooking bull crossing; M.F. Montgomery, El Campo; Arty Bittner, El Campo; Fritz Garrett, Louise; Leon Locke, Wharton; Clem C. Boettcher, East Bernard; Heine Beken, Weimar; Ralph Watson, Houston; Dalla Horton, El Campo; Otis Polk, La Grange; Doug LaMond, Houston; Raymond Early of Wharton, Johnny Ferguson of Wharton and Forrest Damon of Wharton. Joining them he leaves a hole in our hearts.

If desiring, memorials may be sent to either The Wharton County Historical Museum, 3615 N. Richmond, Wharton, Texas 77488 or to The Heritage Society Museum of Weimar, Inc., 125 Main Street, Weimar, Texas 78962.

Following cremation, a memorial service will take place 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home in Wharton with Ray Roberson officiating. Cowboy or casual attire requested.

Colorado County Citizen, February 27, 2008,
Courtesy The Citizen

Bahner, Lois (Goodson)


Lois G. Bahner, 83 of Wharton, passed away March 27 in Wharton.

She was born in Okalahoma Settlement on June 23, 1919 to John Goodson Jr. and Myrtle Mary (Cox) Goodson and married Leroy (Sonny) Bahner on March 17, 1936 in Schulenburg. She was a resident of Wharton since 1939 and was an assistant librarian at Wharton County Junior College for 22 years before her retirement. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as well as the Strugglers Dance Club in El Campo and the Wharton Dance Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, William Marshall Hill; and son, David Lane Bahner.

She is survived by her husband; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and William Carl Duncan of Beaumont and La Porte; sisters, Estella Wilson of Columbus, Betty Seifert of Weimar and Ruth Ferguson of Liberty; grandchildren, Lauren Camille Faggard and David Gregson Bahner; and great-granddaughter, Amanda Roseanna Faggard.

Following cremation, memorial services were conducted March 30 in the chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Hurley officiating.

Honorary pallbearers were her friends and neighbors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the J.M. Hodges Library, Wharton County Junior College, 911 E. Boling Hwy., Wharton, TX 77488.

Colorado County Citizen, April 2, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Bahner, Viola Mildred

Mildred Bahner, 23, Dies In Hospital, Funeral Sunday

News was received here Thursday of last week of the death of Miss Viola Mildred Bahner, who had been a patient in the John Sea!y Hospital at Galveston for the past several weeks. Miss Bahner had undergone a severe operation about three weeks ago.

Funeral services were conducted from the family residence with services being held at St. Michael’s Church at 10:00 o'clock Sunday morning. Msgr. Joseph Szymanski conducted the funeral rites in the church and Rev. Pesek officiated at the grave. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Born Nov. 27, 1920, Viola Mildred Bahner was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bahner of the Weimar community. She attended the Weimar High School. Her friendly disposition won for her many friends who regret to hear of her untimely death. At the of her death she was 23 years, 7 months and 9 days old. She was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bahner, two brothers, Wilburn and Elvin Joe Bahner. One brother, Edward James, preceded her in death.

Active pallbearers were Jerome Mazoch, Lt. Eugene Vacek, Eugene Oncken, Edgar Bahner, Pvt. Elo Michalke Henry Dobecka.

The Mercury joins a host of friends in extending sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Among those from out of town who attended the funeral, were: Mr. and Mrs. Emil Schmidt, Mrs. Hugo Vorpahl, Mrs. Frank Simpson, Herbert Schmidt, Leona Michalke and Mrs. Fred Bahner, all of San Antonio; Otto Michalke and family of Edna, Mr. .and Mrs. Louis Pratka and Mrs. Annie Sassin of Needville, Lillie and Olga Dobecka, Martha Kubesch of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubesch of Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bahner of Wharton, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bahner and children of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bahner and family of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, July 14, 1944, page 1

Bahner, Wilburn E.

Wilburn Bahner Funeral Services Held May 1

Wilburn E. Bahner, 80, of Weimar died at his home on April 27. Funeral services were held Monday, May 1 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Wilburn was born Nov. 14, 1925 in Weimar to Ed and Angeline (Kubesch) Bahner.

He attended Weimar High School and the University of Houston

Mr. Bahner worked as an air condition and refrigeration technician. He also served in the Army from Sept. 19, 1950 to Sept. 18, 1952.

Wilburn lived in Weimar for 20 years. He also lived in Houston from 1944 to 1985.

He was a member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in Houston.

He is survived by his brother, Elvin Joe Bahner and wife Anne of Weimar; nephew, Eddie Bahner and wife Diane of Columbus; niece, Sandie Bahner of Houston; five great nieces and nephews; and special friend, Tanya Jo Drury of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his sister; and infant brother.

Pallbearers were Eddie Bahner, Chris Bahner, David Bahner, Lewis Kubesch Jr, Harold Brandt, and Ronnie Rerich.

Honorary pallbearer was Derek Bahner.

Weimar Mercury, May 11, 2006
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