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Barton, Alma Julie (Valla)

Alma Barton Funeral Services Held Dec. 27

Alma Julie (Valla) Barton, 91, of Clute died Dec. 22 in Angleton. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating.

Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Alma was born July 2, 1915 in Sublime to Martin and Francis (Marek) Valla.

She attended school through the seventh grade.

Alma married Leon Barton on Oct. 16, 1934 at the County Line Lutheran Church in Weimar

She enjoyed being a housewife.

Alma loved her flowers and could make anything grow. She also made good hot tamales that will greatly be missed. She enjoyed life and would give to anybody in need, and she loved to sew.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Faulkner of Clute; son, Wayne Barton of Houston; sisters, Christina Koller of Weimar, and Francis Barton of Columbus; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Larnette Guthmann; son, Gene Barton; husband, Leon Barton; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Faulkner, Leon Faulkner, James Guthmann, Tommy Guthmann, James Skutca, Freddy Pelts, Mark Schmitt and Blake Skutca.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 2007, page 2A

Barton, Alvin Milton Jr.

Alvin Barton Jr. Memorial Service Scheduled Feb. 4

Alvin Milton Barton Jr., 56, passed away Jan. 26 at the V.A. Hospital in Temple after several months of illness.

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar. [Place of interment unknown]

Alvin was born on June 1, 1949 in East Bernard to Margurite and Alvin Barton Sr.

His education started in the Weimar Public School, from where he graduated in 1969. Turning 18 year old he registered for the draft to serve his country, after taking his physical he passed.

Shortly there after he was called to report for his basic training, which he took in Fort Polk, La. After he completed his training, he came home for a month's furlough.

Then he was flown to Fort Lewis, Wash., and then on to Vietnam for a year. After returning to the states he then finished his tour of duty at Fort Sill, Okla.

On completion of his duty he received his honorable discharge, after serving two years in the armed forces.

After taking some time off to relax and visit with family and friends he started to work in Garwood for a while.

Then he drove a beer truck for Zatopek's of Columbus, delivering Schlitz Beer.

Leaving that job, he worked for Colorado County Oil for a number of years, after which he started driving a truck for Mike Arnold where he stayed for 25 years.

Leaving that job due to health problems, he started work at Columbus Bearing after which he found out he would have to have surgery, he took a leave of absence hoping to go back to work, but it wasn't meant to be.

His hobbies were hunting, fishing, building deer stands and bird houses. He loved camping out, sitting around a campfire and being out in the woods.

Alvin had many trucking buddies, and a special couple that resides in Eagle Lake, Charlie and Helen Hodde. They spent many weekends together.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Barton of Columbus; son, Brandon Barton of Weimar; brother, Harvey Ray Barton and wife Shorty of Weimar; mother, Margurite Barton of Weimar; nephews, Jason Barton and wife Melissa of Weimar, Jared Barton and wife Codi of Brookshire; great nephews, Clay and Conner Barton, son's of Jason and Melissa Barton; two stepsons; a stepdaughter; and many cousins, great, great nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his aunts, Lydia Huebel of Austin, Mildred Ulrich of Smithville, Alice Wornat of Columbus, Frances Barton of Columbus and Alma Barton of Clute.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Alvin Milton Barton Sr.; his grandparents; several uncles and aunts; and a cousin, Gene Barton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 2006, page 2A

Barton, Alvin Milton Sr.

A. Barton Funeral Held Mar. 30

Funeral services for Alvin Milton Barton Sr., 69, of Weimar were held March 30 at Hubbard Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Rabel, assisted by Father John Peters, a friend of the family, officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Barton died March 28 at Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville after a lengthy illness due to cancer.

He was born May 16, 1923, to Ed and Loretta (Tollison) Barton at Borden, and was a lifelong resident of this area.

He married Margurite Hrcek on May 1, 1947, in Weimar.

Barton, a carpenter, had attended Oak Grove School. He served in the Army from April 28, 1943 through December 18, 1945, being overseas two years. He was awarded the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and four Overseas Service Bars.

Surviving him are his wife, Margurite; two sons, Alvin M. Barton Jr. and wife Dawn of Columbus, and Harvey R. Barton and wife Charlotte of Weimar; three grandsons, Jared Barton, Jason Barton and Brandon Barton; two brothers, Edward Barton of Glidden and Leon Barton of Clute; four sisters, Alice Wornat of Glidden, Loretta Brandt of Weimar, Mildred Ulrich of Smithville, and Lydia Huebel of Austin.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond Barton and Owen Barton; three sisters, Laura Peters, Lillie Barta and Irene Hanzelka; and his parents.

Pallbearers were Alvin Ulrich, Gene Barton, Alton Barton, Edward Hanzelka III, Larry Huebel and James Guthmann.

The Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1993
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Barton, Andreas

Andreas Barton, the Bohemian farmer, whose horse fell with him May 20, while he was crossing the railroad track at a reckless speed as heretofore mentioned by the GIMLET, died on the 1st inst., from the effects of injuries received. [Interred in Dubina Catholic Cemetery, Fayette County]

Weimar Gimlet. 9 June 1887

Barton, Andrew


Last Monday a Bohemian named Joseph Bartha came to town and informed Justice Laidley that he had killed a man near town whereupon he directed Constable Edwards to summon a jury of inquest and medical expert. W. K. Little, C. H. Strunk, Alonzo Barnett, Zach Payne, Ed. Woolsey and W. C. Grobe were summoned as the jury, and Dr. J. Duff Brown, Jr., as medical expert, to examine the body. Joseph Bartha, being sworn, deposes and says: The name of the deceased is Andrew Barton, deceased and I were going home together, after having fixed the fence around a fodder stack, deceased was walking ahead with a Winchester rifle under his arm, which he brought along thinking he might see a rabbit; deceased said to witness “you carry the gun awhile,:” handing it back to witness; witness took the gun and was placing it under his arm as deceased had held it, deceased still walking ahead, when the gun suddenly went off, striking deceased; the deceased turned partially around toward witness and fell to the ground. Witness tried to get deceased to speak to him, but he would not, and seemed to be dead. Witness then called to Riley Polk, who was standing on the gallery,to come out there, and he did so. Witness then told some of the neighbors, and went after Justice Barnett, but he said deceased was not in his precinct, and sent witness to Justice Laidley. Witness and deceased have been best of friends.

Joseph Bartha

Riley Polk (col.) being sworn, deposes and says: I was standing on my gallery; heard a gun fire; witness ran to the end of gallery to see if deceased had shot a rabbit; saw Joe Bertha stooping over deceased and seemed to be talking to him; Joe Bertha then called to witness to come out there, and witness went. Bertha then went to tell the neighbors; deceased and Bertha seemed to be friendly while fixing the fence.

Riley Polk

Dr. J. Duff Brown, Jr., being duly sworn, deposes and says: Upon examination of the body of deceased, I find an opening in the back about three inches to the left of the spinal column, between the last two and the first false rib; an opening in the front about half an inch to the right of the left nipple, and on a level with it. In probing the wound I find that the opening ranged upward a little and to the right, there being about three inches difference in the height of the two opening, the one in front being the highest. I am satisfied that the wound was made by a bullet, which penetrated from behind making it exit in front, and that said bullet in its passage penetrated his heart, resulting in instant death.

J. Duff Brown, J., M. D.

Joseph Barton being sworn, deposes and says. Deceased was my brother, deceased and Joseph Bartha were good friends, have been acquainted ten years; were making arrangements to live together.

Joseph Barton

Whereupon the jury returned the following: We, the jury, find that the deceased, Andrew Barton, aged about twenty years, came to his death at the A. C. Hereford farm, about three miles north-east of the town of Oakland, Colorado county, Texas, by an accidental shot from a Winchester rifle, in the hands of one Joseph Bartha. In our estimation said Joseph Bartha is free from all blame.

W. K. Little, E. F. Woolsey, W. D. Grobe, Z. Payne, A Barnett, CH. Strunk, _____?

The body was then turned over to his brother, who carried it to his home. {Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, December 25, 1884

Barton, Andrew

Andrew Barton, 83, Resident 70 Years, Buried Here Friday

Funeral services for Andrew Barton, 83-year-old retired farmer who had lived in this area about 70 years, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home last Friday, with burial in the Masonic Cemetery.

The Rev. Guido Nuernberger officiated.

Mr. Barton died Wednesday, July 12, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. August Pauler, in Wharton, after an illness of about three years. He had made his home with the Paulers the past two years.

Born Oct. 7, 1871, in Moravia, Austria, the son of Andrew and Rosina Barton, he was brought by them to America when he was three years old. The family settled at Rabb's Prairie in Fayette County. He married Miss Francis Pudich at Schulenburg Nov. 16, 1896.

Surviving in addition to his widow are three sons, Joe and John Barton of Weimar and Emil Barton of Schulenburg; two daughters, Mrs. August Pauler of Wharton and Mrs. Annie Anhaiser of Sugar Land; a brother, Joe Barton of La Grange; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were six grandsons: George and Edwin Pauler, Erwin Barton, Ray and Leon Anhaiser, and Johnnie Barton.

Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1955, pages 1 and 10

Barton, Dorothy K. (Havemann)

Dorothy Barton Funeral Services Held on Oct. 2

Dorothy K. Barton, 84, formerly of Weimar died On Sept. 28 in Houston.

Funeral services were conducted at First United Methodist Church in Weimar on Oct. 2.

Interment followed in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her husband Walton H. “Ted” Barton Jr.; sons, Randon Wayne and Lamar “Buddy” Barton; parents, Henry and Hattie Havemann and younger brother, Wilburn Havemann.

She is survived by her son Brian Barton and daughter Diane Barton Trees-Clay and husband Fred Clay.

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 2004

Barton, Ed Sr.

Ed Barton Sr. Dies Suddenly; Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon, March 13, for Ed Barton Sr., 83, who died unexpectedly Sunday.

Services at the Funeral Home and at the graveside in Masonic Cemetery were led by Rev. Herbert Zimmerman, pastor of Faith Lutheran church.

Mr. Barton became ill Sunday afternoon while fishing and died at 4:05 p.m. of a stomach hemmorhage[sic].

He was a lifelong resident of this area. Born Dec. 18, 1881, in the Content community, he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He married Miss Loretta Tollson [Louetta Tolleson] on Aug. 6, 1902, and they had lived on farms at Holman and Osage, and more than 50 years at their present home.

His widow survives, along with five sons, Owen, Raymond and Leon of Freeport, Edward and Alvin of Weimar; six daughters, Mrs. Laura Peters of El Campo, Mrs. Alice Wornat of Glidden, Mrs. Mildred Ulrich of Smithville, Mrs. Loretta Brandt of La Grange, Mrs. Lydia Heubel of Austin and Mrs. Irene Hromadka of Weimar; 31 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Julia Brunkenhoefer of Weimar. A daughter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, March 18, 1965

Barton, Edward


Edward Barton, 88, of Columbus, passed away Sunday, June 19, at River Oaks Health Care Center in Columbus.

He was born Aug. 1, 1916 in Borden to Ed and Luretta (Tollison) Barton. He married Frances Valla Barton May 7, 1940 and worked as a carpenter. He liked to hunt deer, fish with his sister, Alice Wormat and garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Own, Raymond, Leon and Alvin Barton; sisters, Lillie Barta, Laura Peters, Loretta Brandt and Irene Hanzelka; son-in-law, Ray Bruinsma; and grandchild, Bonnie Polvado.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Shirley Koopmann and husband, Lloyd, of Columbus, Marilyn Polvado and husband, Floyd, of Pflugerville, Carolyn Bruinsma, of La Grange, Charlotte Brown and husband, Ray, of Columbus and Nancy Davenport and husband, Karl, of Columbus; son, Alton Barton and wife, Geraldine, of Columbus; sisters, Alice Wormat, of Glidden, Mildred Ulrich, of Smithville and Lydia Huebel, of Austin; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step granddaughter; two step great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Herman Lynn Wilson, pastor of Church of Christ, in Columbus, officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Pallbearers were Harvey Barton, Emil Valla Jr., Alan Koopmann, Jerry Polvado, Michael Dungen and Tommy Janak.

Colorado County Citizen, June 22, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Barton, Effie L. (Goode)

Mrs. Barton Funeral Held Here Sept. 10

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie L. Barton, 74, of Weimar were held Thursday, Sept. 10, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Lyle Pierce officiated.

Mrs. Barton, a resident of Parkview Manor, died Sept. 8 in Youens Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born May 17, 1907, near Weimar, she was a daughter of Charles Wesley and Mary Laura (Williford) Goode. She was married here to Johnnie Barton on Dec. 23, 1937. He died in 1974. Except for five years when they lived in the Uvalde area, she was a lifelong resident of Weimar.

Mrs. Barton is survived by three nieces, Mrs. Hilmer (Maggie) Hasse of Weimar; Mrs. Ralph (Doris) Thompson of Rosenburg, and Mrs. Robert (Gertrude) McKnight of Great Falls, Montana; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Dewey Goode of Weimar.

Two brothers, Lindsie and Dewey Goode preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Hilmer Hasse, Ralph Thompson, Dewey Gerstenberg, Richard Muehr, L. E. Meredith, and Ray (Buddy) Kusey.

The Weimar Mercury, September 17, 1981
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Barton, Elmo Louis

Elmo Barton Funeral Held At La Grange

Funeral services for Elmo Louis ("Dick") Barton, 70, of Rt. 1, Round Top (Waldeck), were held Sunday, June 30 from First Presbyterian Church in La Grange, with Rev. Frank McElroy and Msgr. Harry Mazurikiewicz officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery at Weimar.

Barton, retired co-owner of the RC Bottling Co. in La Grange, died June 28 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Born July 7, 1914, in Weimar, he was a son of Louis Joe and Millie (Anders) Barton. He married Olive Parsons at Houston on April 30, 1944, and they had lived in the Waldeck area since 1952. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

His wife survives, along with a daughter, Sara Ann Barton of Houston; a sister, Verna Brown of Houston and numerous cousins.

Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1985
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Barton, Emilie (Anders)

Mrs. L. J. Barton, 75, Succumbs; Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Barton, 75, who died Tuesday in Youens Hospital after a week’s illness, were held Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 7, at Hubbard Funeral Home.

Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiated. Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery.

The widow of the late Louis J. Barton, former Weimar businessman who died in 1935, she had lived in Weimar 52 years. Born Oct. 11, 1883, at High Hill, she was the daughter of Frank and Anna Anders. She was married to Mr. Barton Nov. 26, 1906, at Schulenburg, and they settled here immediately.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Verna Anna Brown of Houston; one son, Elmo Louis Barton of Round Top; one grandchild, Sara Ann Barton; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Windmeyer of Houston. Four brothers preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1959, page 1

Barton, Felix L.

Felix Barton, 57, Dies, Funeral Here Wednesday P.M.

Felix Barton, 57, died at the family residence in the Borden community Monday after a three months’ illness. He was a farmer by occupation.

Funeral services were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. C. Emigholz, Lutheran pastor, officiating. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Hubbard Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements.

A son of the late Joseph Barton and Mrs. Verna Barton, Mr. Barton was born in Colorado County in the year 1886. He was united in marriage to Miss Gussie Ermis in 1914 at Schulenburg. To this union five children were born. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gussie Barton; his mother, Mrs. Verna Barton; two daughters, Mrs. Viola Fengler of Schulenburg, Mrs. Alma Dicksen of California; two sons, Clarence Barton of California and Cleo Barton of Weimar; one son, Joe Barton, preceded his father in death. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ulbina Krizak and Mrs. Julia Brunkenhoefer; one brother, Ed Barton of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, November 19, 1943, page 1

Barton, Frances (Pudich)

Mrs. F. Barton Dies At Wharton; Rites Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Pudich Barton, 81, widow of the late Andrew Barton and former resident of this section were held Tuesday morning at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Wharton with burial in Masonic Cemetery here.

Rev. ??? Price of Wharton officiated.

Mrs. Barton spent most of her life in the ????? section near here, but since her husband's death three years ago had been living with a daughter, Mrs. August Pauler, in Wharton. She died there late Sunday.

She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the SPJST there.

Surviving are three sons, Joe and John Barton of here and Emil of Schulenburg; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Anhaiser of Sugar Land and Mrs. Paula at Wharton; a brother, John Pudich and a sister, Mrs. John Marek, both of here; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, George and Edwin Pauler, Erwin and John Barton and Ray and Leonard Anhaiser.

Weimar Mercury, August 22, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Barton, John Newton

Oak Grove Items

Mr. Barton, an elderly gentleman of the Live Oak community, died last Thursday night and was buried the following day in Weimar [Masonic] Cemetery]. Mr. Barton was living with his son at the time of his death He came here some six or eight months ago from Kerrville. He had been confined to his bed for several weeks, but gradually grew worse, until he passed away. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved family in this sad hour.

Weimar Mercury, May , 1919

Barton, Johnny G.

Johnie Baton Funeral Held Here April 20

Funeral services for Johnie G. Barton, 65, farm hand and former road construction worker, were held Tuesday, April 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel here, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev James Carr officiated.

Mr. Baton died at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 28, in Veterans Administration Hospital, Houston, after a long illness. He had been in the hospital 12 days.

Mr. Barton was born October 2, 1908, at Rio Frio in Uvalde County, the son of Will and Bertha Leistokow Barton. He married Effie Goode Barton December 23, 1937. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a road construction worker for 17 years. He and his wife returned to Weimar to live in 1962. He was a member of the American Legion.

His wife survives, along with five sisters, Mrs. Emma Hearne and Miss Delia Barton of Uvalde, Mrs. Janie May Chaney and Mrs. Celia Smart of Utopia, and Mrs. Bertha Baker of Devine and one brother, Oscar Barton of Utopia.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Louise McIntosh of Utopia.

Pallbearers were nephews Jim Smart, W. A. Smart and Sidney Chaney of Utopia, Roy Gene Chaney of Pasadena, Wayne Merten of New Ulm, and Hilmer Hasse of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, May 9, 1974

Barton, Joseph

Weimar Citizen Passes Into the Great Beyond

Mr. Joseph Barton, one of Weimar's oldest and best citizens died at the family residence in this city Tuesday morning of last week, following a long illness. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30, the funeral being largely attended. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, local Lutheran minister, officiated in a touching burial service. The S.P.J.S.T. Lodge also participated in the burial service. Many beautiful floral offerings were placed on the grave.

Josef Barton was born Oct. 6, 1856, in Hotzlaviza, Czecho-Slovakia, was baptized and confirmed in the Evang. Lutheran faith, and came to America in 1874. He lived a few years at Fayetteville, then settled in Weimar, where he resided for the past thirty-one years. On Oct.12, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Verna Sugarek. To this union six children were born, one dying in infancy. By trade Mr. Barton was a farmer and business man. He died of heart failure at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 17 days.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Verna Barton, and the following children: Louis Barton, Ed Barton, Mrs. Alwina Krizak, Felix Barton and Mrs. Julia Brunkenhoefer; one brother, Mr. Frank Barton of Penelope, Texas; 33 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Barton was a quiet, peaceable, law-abiding, good citizen. He lived peaceably among neighbors and his friends, and by them was held in the highest esteem. He was a devoted husband and father, one who loved to help and encourage his fellowman, and wherever he went he always had a kindly word for everyone with whom he came in contact. His death is deeply and sincerely regretted by all.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1930
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Barton, Leon J.

Funeral Services For Leon Barton Held Jan. 27

Leon J. Barton, 87, of Clute died Jan. 25 in Lake Jackson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Rabel officiating. Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Barton was born May 23, 1910 to Ed and Louetta Tolleson Barton in Weimar.

He attended Borden School and worked as a carpenter.

On Oct. 16, 1934, he married Alam Valla in Weimar.

Mr. Barton was a resident of this area for 50 years and a resident of Clute for 37 years.

Survivors include: sons, Gene Barton of Onalaska and Wayne Barton of Houston; and daughter Kathy Faulkner of Clute; a brother, Edward Barton of Glidden, Loretta Brandt of Columbus, Mildred Ulrich of Smithville and Lydia Huebel of Austin; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Larnette Guthmann, three sisters and three brothers.

The Weimar Mercury January 29, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Barton, Louetta (Tolleson)

Final Rites for Mrs. Ed Barton Held Oct. 20

Funeral services for Mrs. Louretta Barton, 73, widow of the late Ed Barton, were held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Hubbard Funeral Home with interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Herbert Zimmerman, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church officiated.

Mrs. Barton died Oct. 18. She had been in ill health for six years.

A resident of the Weimar community for more that 50 years, she was born Sept. 18, 1882 at Shiner. She was married to Ed Barton on Aug. 6, 1902; he died only last March.

Twelve Children were born to them, of whom 11 survive. They are five sons, Owen Raymond and Leon of Freeport, Edward and Alvis of Weimar; and six daughters, Mrs. Laura Peters of El Campo, Mrs. Alice Wornat of Glidden, Mrs. Mildred Ulrich of Smithville, Mrs. Loretta Brandt of LaGrange, Mrs. Lydia Huebel of Austin and Mrs. Irene Hanzelka of Weimar. One daughter preceded her in death.

Serving as pallbearers were eight of her grandsons.

The Weimar Mercury November 4, 1965
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Barton, Louis J.

Mr. L. J. Barton, Retired Merchant, Dead

Last issue of the Mercury told of our townsman, Mr. Louis J. Barton, being taken to San Antonio for an operation. He was operated on shortly after his arrival in that city, but it was of no avail. The man was in such precarious condition through inward ulcerations that no hope was held out for him, and he lived only a few hours after the operation. The remains were brought home and the funeral took place Saturday afternoon at the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery west of town, the funeral being largely attended, for Mr. Barton was a popular man and highly regarded by those who knew him. His death is deeply and sincerely deplored, coming as it did almost without warning.

The greater part of Mr. Barton’s life was spent in this section. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Barton, early settlers of this section. Mr. Joe Barton, the father, died several years back. The mother is still living. Mr. Barton had been in business in this city for about twenty years. He was honest and honorable in his dealings with his fellow-man. One business man remarked to the writer a few days ago: “Whatever may be said of Louie Barton, it must be acknowledged he was an honest man,” and he told of Mr. Barton getting behind with a certain account, but said that as soon as he sold out his business he promptly wrote out a check to cover same. He was an active member of the Weimar Fire Department for a number of years, but later in life became an honorary member. The fireboys took an active part in his funeral.

Suviving him are his widow, one son, Hans, one daughter, Miss Verna, his mother, Mrs. Jos. Barton, two brothers, Felix and Ed, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe Krizak of Oakland and Mrs. Will Brunkenhoefer of this city.

To the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, July 12, 1935, page 1

Barton, Verna (Sugarek)

Mrs. V. Barton, 81, Native of Bluff, Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Veronica[sic] Barton, 87, who was one of this state's oldest living residents, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. C. Emigholz officiating.

Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Mrs. Barton had been bedfast for the past two years; she died Monday, Sept. 9, at the home of one of her daughters, Mrs. Wm. Brunkenhoefer, here.

Born August 14, 1859, at Bluff (now Hostyn) near La Grange, she was the daughter of Francis and Barbara Schugarek. She married Mr. Joseph Barton in I887[sic]. Six children were born to this union, three of whom survive. One son, Victor, died at nine months of age; another son, Louis, died 12 years ago: and a third son, Felix, died three years ago.

Surviving are one son, Edward, of Weimar, and two daughters, Mrs. Alvina Krizak and Mrs. William Brunkenhoefer, both of Weimar. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were R. A. Wind. Edwin Brunkenhoefer, Edward Barton, Robert Barta, Emil Dusek, and Emil Krizak.

Weimar Mercury, September 19, 1946, page 1

Barton, Walton Haywood (Ted), Jr.

Ted Barton, Jr. Funeral Service Here Dec. 27

Walton Haywood (Ted) Barton Jr., 81, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and TSRA and a retiree of Exxon.

Walton was a member of First Pasadena Methodist Church, a member of the VFW and Masonic Lodge No. 423.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dorothy Barton; daughter Diane Trees and fiancé Fred Clay; son, Brian Barton, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were scheduled in the Chapel of Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 27, under the direction of Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home with interment to follow in Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury December 27, 2001

 Walton Haywood Barton, Jr. 81

Known by everyone as Ted, a name given him by his grandfather, died December 23, 2001 in Colorado-Fayette Medical Hospital in Weimar, Texas after a very short illness

He joined the Army Air Force October 12, 1942 and served in the Canal Zone and South America in the 12th Army Air Forces Emergency Rescue Boat Squadron until his discharge January 23, 1946.

He married the former Dorothy Havemann, December 15, 1943 before going overseas.

He and Dorothy moved to Pasadena in 1949, where they were active members of First Methodist Church Pasadena, Masonic Lodge #1155 and VFW Post #4395.

He was a property owner in Weimar, Texas since 1964, and a permanent resident of Weimar, since his retirement from Exxon in 1985 after 41 years of service, when he and Dorothy moved into their new home.

He was a devoted husband and father and a good friend to all who knew him.

He loved gardening, woodworking and working on projects with his son, Brian, who always considered him more than just a dad, but was his best friend, too.

He was a member of Weimar Masonic Lodge #423, Weimar VFW Post #4875, a Life member of the NRA and TSRA.

Services were held at First United Methodist Church in Weimar, Texas on December 27, 2001 with Pastor Andrew Pate officiating.

Masonic and VFW services were held in the Masonic cemetery under the direction of Forest Park Lawndale, Houston, TX where visitation was held on December 26, 2001.

Ted Barton leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Dorothy, his son Brian, daughter Diane, and her fiancé Fred Clay.

Pallbearers were John Kirkpatrick, Reuben Maas, Travis Meyers, Leslie Townsend, Bill Cook, Charles T Trefny, and Clarence Havemann.

VFW honor guard members were Melvin Sander, Bennie Rerich, Herbert Rerich, John Rerich, Steve Svetlik, John Avery, Raymond Lastovica, Edwin Cernoch and Eugene Anders.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Weimar First United Methodist Church in memory of Walton H Barton, Jr.

Weimar Mercury, date not given
Submitted by Brian Barton
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