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Banse, Adolph Sr.

Funeral Rites for Ad. Banse,Sr., 68, Are Held Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock for Adolf Banse, Sr., at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Lutheran . Minister, officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Church.

Born in Germany on September 21, 1876, Mr. Banse was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Banse, Sr. He came to America when six years of age. He was a farmer, which occupation he followed until his retirement several years ago, when he moved to Weimar. He died suddenly of a heart attack last Friday morning at his home in Weimar. He was the father of four children; one son, Alvin, died two and a half years ago.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Emil E. Ulrich and Miss Emelia Banse of Weimar; one son, Adolph C. Banse of Houston; three grandchildren, Bernice Ulrich of Weimar, Lorene Banse of Houston and Dorlene Banse of Robstown. Two sisters and three brothers also survive,

They are: Mrs. Fred Grohmann and Mrs. Emil Grohmann of Weimar; John and Frank Banse of Weimar, and Constant Banse of Beaumont.

The Mercury extends condolence.

Weimar Mercury, April 6, 1945

Banse, Alvin


Funeral services were held here Wednesday, Sept 9, for Alvin Banse, 29-year-old farmer of the Corpus Christi area, with the Rev. Vacalv Bily reading the final rites. Services were held at the Catholic Church, and interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Banse died Monday of this week, after an illness of only four days. An autopsy disclosed that a hemorrhage of the brain caused his sudden death.

Mr. Banse was well known here,and friends were shocked and saddened to hear of his death. He was born and reared in this community, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Banse, Sr. Born Feb 21, 1013, he grew to manhood in this vicinity, and in November, 1937, he married Miss Lillie Teltschik Nov. 9, 1936, in Weimar. They resided here for three years before moving to Corpus Christi. One daughter, Darlene, who is now three years old, was born to the couple. Mr. Banse was a member of the Catholic Church.

The body arrived here Tuesday at noon, and lay in stae at the Hubbard Funeral Home until Wednesday morning when services at the Catholic Church began at 9 o’clock.

Active pallbearers were Edgar Banse, Fred Grohmann, Louis Rabel, Erwin Telschik, Edwin Seifert and Hugo Hemcamp[sic].

Surviving Mr. Banse are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Banse and little daughter, Darlene of Corpus Christi; his father, Mr. Adolf Banse, Sr., of Weimar; one brother, Adolf C. Banse, Jr., of Houston; and two sisters, Ms. Emil E. Ulrich and Miss Emila Banse, both of Weimar.

The Mercury joins many others in extending to the bereaved family sincere sympathy in their great loss.

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1942, page 1

Banse, Annie (Rainosek)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Banse, 81, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Banse, 81, widow of the late John Banse, were held Saturday morning[sic], February 20, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

A great nephew, Rev. Alvin Tengler of Corpus Christi, led the Requien Mass, assisted by Rev. John Bily of St. Michael's.

Mrs. Banse had been ill only one day when she died Thursday evening.Feb 16, at her home.

Born May 17, 1881, at Cedar, Texas, she was the daughter of Alois and Marie Cernosek[Rainosek]. She was married to Mr. Banse Oct. 24, 1904, at Bluff, and they had lived near Weimar ever since. Her husband died 11 years ago. She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Anne' s Society.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence (Lillian) Wanja of Dallas; one son, Edgar Banse of Weimar seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Polk of Weimar and Mrs. Sophie Rabel of Smithville.

Pallbearers for her services were R. W. Rabel of Smithville, George Hauser of Houston, and Leroy Polk, Fred Grohmann, Alois Banse and Steve Grohmann all of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, February 21, 1963

Banse, Christina



Mrs. John Banse, Sr., an old-time resident of this section, died Wednesday night of last week at the family residence near town, after a long illness, aged 74 years, 4 months and 4 days. The remains were tenderly prepared for burial and committed to mother earth Thursday afternoon in the St. Michael’s Cemetery. A large crowd of mourning relatives and friends were present to witness the last said rites.

Mrs. Christiana Banse was born In Provinze Saschen, Magdeburg, and her husband and children came to America about forty years ago, after a long and stormy voyage, being twenty-one days on the ocean. The family entered the port at New York, and then came to Fayette county., first settling near Ammannsville. They lived there seven years, and then moved to the vicinity of Weimar, where they resided ever since. The marriage of this worthy couple was blessed with thirteen children, of whom three died in infancy and three--Mrs. Tengler, Mrs. Amalia Wanjura and Mrs. Frances Rabel--died after reaching the years of maturity, leaving seven children still living, as follows: Adolf, Frank and John Banse of this vicinity, Constant Banse of Columbus, Mrs. Frederika Ulbrich, Mrs. Emma Grohmann and Mrs. Louise Grohmann, the last three also living in this section. She is also survived by a heart-broken husband, thirty-nine grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Banse celebrated their golden wedding anniversary February 10 six years ago.

Mrs. Banse was a kind hearted, good christian woman, beloved by all who knew her. She was a devoted wife and mother, a splendid neighbor and friend, and her death has brought sadness to many hearts throughout this section.

To the bereaved husband, children, relatives and friends our heartfelt sympathy is extended

Weimar Mercury, July 14, 1922, page 1

Banse, Emilie (Berger)

Good Wife and Mother Goes to Her Reward

Mrs. Emelie Banse, beloved wife of Mr. Adolf Banse. well known farmer living near this city, passed into another and better world Monday morning, following an illness which kept her bed-ridden nine weeks prior to her death. Mrs. Banse had been in ill health for some time past, but friends of the family did not realize how serious a turn it had taken until she was compelled to go to bed. Everything possible was done for her welfare and comfort by physician, family and friends, but the hand of Death was not to be stayed, and this good wife and mother passed quietly away, surrounded by mourning husband, children, relatives and friends.

The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and was largely attended, proving the popularity of this most excellent lady among her friends and neighbors. Rev. J. Szymanski officiated in a most touching burial service.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Rabel, F. A. Seifert, Frank Kahlich, Anton Beck, Anton Kloesel and Joe Ulbrich.

Mrs. Banse before marriage, was a Miss Emelie Berger. She was in her 37th year, and was born and raised in the Ammannsville section. She was united in marriage to Mr. Banse in June, 1908. To this union was born one son, Alvin, and one daughter, Miss Emelie. Besides these children and her bereaved husband, she is survived by two step-children, Mr. Adolf Banse, Jr., and Miss Tina Banse, besides numerous relatives.

Mrs. Banse was truly a good woman. She was devoted to her husband and children, ever proved herself a good neighbor and friend, and in her passing at such an early age, the stricken family has the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout this section, in which the Mercury joins most fervently.

Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1928, page 1

Banse, Evelyn


The 3-months-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Banse, Jr. living in the eastern part of the city,died last Monday, after an illness extending over a period of several weeks, and was buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery Tuesday morning, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating.

This frail little darling was with the devoted parents but a comparatively brief period, but in that time, despite illness and afflictions, endeared herself to them with bonds of steel, and it was with heart-breaking sorrow they gave up the little one.

May the good God above comfort them in their deep bereavement is the sincere hope of the Mercury and many friends throughout this section.

Weimar Mercury, March 24, 1933, page 2

Banse, Filomena (Berger)

Final Rites for Mrs. Banse, 78, Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Filomena) Banse, 78, were held Wednesday morning, Sept. 21, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with Rev. Albert Hubertus officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Banse, a lifelong resident of this area, died Sept. 19 in Colonial Nursing Home at Schulenburg after an illness of six months.

Born Feb. 10, 1888, at Ammannsville, she was a daughter of John and Carolina Berger. She was married to Mr. Banse in 1906 and they farmed near Weimar until his death in 1953.

She was a faithful member of St. Michael’s Parish and one of the oldest members of St. Ann’s Society here.

She is survived by four sons, Alois of Weimar, Frank of Schulenburg, Henry of Rosenberg and Joe R. of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kainer and Mrs. Robert (Clara) Cernoch of Schulenburg, Mrs. Wm. H. (Annie) Schiedt and Mrs. Julius (Helen) Kalich of San Antonio; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons; Wilfred Banse, Wm. Schiedt, Erwin Kainer and Harold Kalich of San Antonio, Leo J. Kainer of Beaumont, and Leonard Banse of Houton. One son, Robert, died in 1962,

Weimar Mercury, September 29, 1966, pages 1 and 8

Banse, Frank

Frank Banse, 70, Has Fatal Stroke; Funeral Monday

Funeral services for Frank Banse, 70, prominent farmer of the Ammannsville section, were held Monday morning at the family residence with continued services at St. MIchael’s Church. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Banse suffered a heart stroke Monday evening, March 2, and died Saturday, March 14, in Youens Hospital here.

A lifelong resident of Amrnannsville, he was born March 9, 1883, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Banse. He married Miss Filornena Berger in 1906.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons, Alois of Weimar. Frank, Henry and Joe of Houston, and Robert of Ammannsville; four daughters. Mrs. John Kainer of Schulenburg, Mrs. Willie Scheidt of San Antonio, Mrs. Julius Kalich of Schulenburg and Miss Clara Banse of Houston: two sisters, a brother, and 19 grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were six grandsons, Wilfred and Leonard Banse, Leo and Ervin Kainer and Dennis and William Scheidt Jr.

Weimar Mercury, March 20, 1953, pages 1 and 8

Banse, John

John Banse, 70, Dies In Hospital, Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for John Banse, 70, an almost lifelong resident and farmer of the section south of here, were held Wednesday morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with Rev. Alvin Tengler, a great-nephew, officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Banse expired Monday at Youens Hospital after an illness of about 10 days.

He was a native of Germany, where he was born Jan. 11, 1881, and came to this country with his parents, John and Christina Banse, as a child. He married Miss Annie Rainosek of Hostyn October 24, 1904, and they settled in this section. Mr. Banse wa a member of St. Michael’s Church, St. Joseph’s Society, and Herman Sons.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. L. F. Wanja of Dallas, one son, Edgar, of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Emil Grohmann and Mrs. Fred Grohmann, both of Weimar, and two brothers, Frank Banse and C. Banse.

Four sisters and one child, an infant preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Victor Wanjura, Fred Grohmann, Jr., Albert Grohmann, Jr., R. W. Behal of Smithville, George Hauser of Houston and Leroy Polk.

Weimar Mercury, May 11, 1951, page 1

Banse, John Sr.

One of Weimar’s Oldest Citizens Passes Away
John Banse, Sr., Succumbs to Death


Friends and relatives throughout this section were greatly shocked when the news was flashed over the wires that Mr. John Banse, Sr., was dead. His death occurred at 9 o’clock Thursday morning of last week, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. Grohmann, near town, following an illness of several months’ duration. The funeral took place Friday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating in an impressive burial service.

Mr. Banse was an old time resident of this section, a good citizen, a devoted husband and father, and one of the oldest residents of this section, he being 85 years and 4 months old at the time of his death. His death was not unexpected, for he had been ill for a long time, but it brought sadness to many hearts in and around Weimar, where he had lived for so long a time. Everything that medical skill and loving hearts could do was done for him, but it was without avail--God called him away from this earth and into the Great Beyond. Throughout his life he was a devoted member of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Banse was born in 1841 in Province Sachen, in Europe. Arriving at manhood’s estate he was united in marriage to Miss Christina Trappa of the same province. The union of this worthy couple was blessed with thirteen children, of whom three died in infancy and three--Mrs. C. Tengler, Mrs. Amalia Wanjura and Mrs. Frances Rabel--died after reaching the years of maturity. Mrs. Banse, the wife, died some four years ago. Seven children live to mourn the death of a devoted father. They are Messrs. Adolf, John and Frank Banse, Mrs. Ulbrich, Mrs. Emma Grohmann and Mrs. Louise Grohmann of near Weimar, and Mr. Constant Banse of near Columbus. Grandpa Banse had 41 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Banse came to America with his family about 44 years ago. They entered the port at New York, from there traveled to Galveston, afterward settling near Ammannsville. Seven years later they moved to the vicinity of Weimar, where they resided ever since. Mr. Banse was a kind hearted, good, christian man, beloved by all who knew him, a devoted husband and father, a splendid neighbor and good friend, and his death is a cause of sorrow to many hearts. May he rest in peace!

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 30, 1926, page 1

Banse, Mary

The wife of Mr. Adolf Banse, a well known and popular young farmer of this vicinity, died last week and the remains were committed to their last resting place [St. Michael's Cemetery] Saturday morning. Numerous friends of the family throughout this section join us in expressions of sympathy to the bereaved husband.

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1908, page 4


Near Weimar, April 24, Mary Banse, age 27 years, of epyema.

Schulenburg Sticker, May 14, 1908
Contributed by Matt Cross

Banse, Robert

Funeral Services For Robt. Banse, 28, Held Friday

Funeral services for Robert Banse, 28, were held Friday morning, January 4, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Henry Rolf officiated.

Mr. Banse died at his home here Wednesday, Jan. 2, after an illness of 3 months.

Born here April 22, 1934, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Banse. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church.

Surviving are his mother, 4 brothers, Alois Banse of here and Frank, Henry and Joe Banse of Houston; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Wm. (Annie) Scheidt and Mrs. Julius (Helen) Kalich of San Antonio, and Mrs. John (Elizabeth) Kainer and Mrs. Robert (Clara) Cernoch of Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were his nephews, Erwin Kainer, Herman Schmidt, Harold Kalich, Leonard Banse, Norbert Banse and Melvin Banse.

Weimar Mercury, January 20, 1963, page 4

Banse, Wilfred J.


Wilfred J. Banse of San Antonio passed away March 23, 2013 at age 81. He was born August 7, 1931 in Weimar, TX to Alois and Hedwig Kainer Banse.

He is survived by his wife Barbara of 45 years, children John C. Banse and wife Vicky of Stafford, TX, James F. Banse and wife Laura of Dallas, TX, Mary H. Banse of Houston, TX, and Catherine A. Banse of San Antonio. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren Jacob, Claire, Henry, and Collin, brothers Leonard Banse, Norbert Banse, Melvin Banse, sisters Carolyn Janak, Linda Anders, and numerous nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews all whom he loved dearly.

Wilfred retired from Grocery Supply (formally Sweeney Inc.) after 40 years. He has been retired for the last 17 years where he enjoyed working on many backyard projects and spending time with family. Wilfred was a member of the Knight of Columbus order 4315 and Sons of Hermann Lodge in San Antonio. We would like to thank our family and friends for their prayers and support during these past several months. We also want to thank the staff at Pecan Valley Rehabilitation Center for caring for our love one these last few months. Flowers may be sent to St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimer, Texas and donations may be made to St. Gerard Catholic Church in San Antonio, Texas in Wilfred memory. St Gerard Church is 1523 Iowa St. San Antonio, Texas 78203.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South from 5PM to 9PM with a rosary to be recited at 7PM. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 10AM with a rosary to be recited at 9:30AM, followed by interment in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.

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San Antonio Express-News, March 26, 2013
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
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