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Beck, Adolf J.

A. J. Beck, 61, Dies of Stroke; Rites Set Friday

Friends and relatives here were saddened Wednesday by the news that Adolf J. Beck, 61, of San Antonio, a former Weimar business man, died of a stroke at 8:30 that morning.

He was in the post office of his residence section of San Antonio when he collapsed, dying instantly. He had had a heart attack a month earlier, family members said.

Funeral services will be held at 9 o’clock tomorrow (Friday) morning, at Roy Akers Funeral Home and St. Anne’s Church, with burial in San Fernando No. 2 Cemetery, San Antonio.

Mr. Beck was born and reared here, youngest son of the late Anton and Rosina Beck. For a number of years he was in the confectionery and café business here. Twenty-three years ago he moved to San Antonio, where he was owner and president of the Texas Scenic Company at the time of his death.

His wife is the former Miss Kasper, whom he married here in about 1916. She survives with one son, Leon Beck of San Antonio; one daughter; Mrs. Glenn Martin of San Antonio; three brothers, Emil of Woodsboro and Anton and Gus Sr. of Weimar; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kainer of Schulenburg, Mrs. Frank Walzel and Miss Christine Beck, both of Weimar; and three grandchildren, Beck, Kathy and Glenn Martin Jr. of San Antonio

The Weimar Mercury, August 13, 1954
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Beck, Alfred P.

Mr. A. P. Beck, Borden Merchant, Expires Sunday

Our people were very much shocked early Wednesday morning when the news was flashed here that Mr. A. P. Beck, for many years merchant of this city, later moving to Borden four miles east of here to engage in business, had expired suddenly and unexpectedly.

Several business men of this city were in Borden late Tuesday afternoon, and knowing Mr. Beck was not in very robust health called by to see and talk with him. He was found in the store sitting In an easy chair, but perfectly conscious, recognized his friends, and seemed glad to see them. He complained of feeling very badly, said he could secure but little rest at night, and in many ways felt "down and out". Still he was comparatively cheerful, and in the case of the writer of these lines, who chanced to be present, said he appreciated his call and promised to return the call next time he came to Weimar.

Little did either of us realize that the next visit this good man paid to Weimar would be in his casket, and so soon! It was a terrible shock to the writer, and to Mr. Wilbur Seydler, who also was present to talk with Mr. Beck on a matter of business. But such is life! We never know but that Death may Indeed be "just around the corner”.

Funeral arrangements were made, services held at the family residence Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, and interment took place at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

In the death of Mr. Beck the writer feels a distinct personal loss. He met and knew Mr. Beck from the day of his arrival in Weimar up to the last day of his life on this earth, and during all that time there was never any misunderstanding or had feelings between us. Mr. Beck always proved himself a true friend. He was a patron of this paper from the day of his arrival up to the time of his death. He came to Weimar with a very small stock of goods--before that he was in the barber business. He rented he old Limberger building (where the Brasher Motor Company offices are now located), his stock being barely enough to fill a few shelves. He established a Racket Store, and being a close buyer, of frugal habits, he gradually enlarged his stock until later he erected a brick building on the corner south of the Mercury office, which he filled to repletion with a large stock of goods. He was quite successful, but later gave up his business here, erected a store building and residence at Borden and moved there. Here he was engaged in business for many years.

Throughout his long business career he was strictly honest, fair in all his dealings with his fellow man, and bore a reputation for being one of the squarest men in this entire section. Ill health had been his portion for a number of years past, and although he at times obtained relief, it was only temporary.

Mr. Beck had his eccentricities--who among us has not?--but he had a reputation for straight dealing, honesty and sobriety that many envied. In his passing many of us feel that we have lost a splendid. good friend.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Dobbs of Dallas, and several grandchildren, to whom our heartfelt sympathy goes out in the loss of a devoted husband and father.

Weimar Mercury, May 28, 1937, page 1

Beck, Annie

Beck Mystery Solved As Body Found

The mystery surrounding the disappearance of 85-year-old Annie Beck was solved last week when her body was discovered in a pasture about 1.5 miles south of her house.

The location is in Fayette County, just across the county line from Weimar.

The discovery was made by Perry Kloesel who was checking on some cattle he has pastured in a field leased from Bertha Sekerka, south of Fayette County Road 481.

“She had crossed three barbed wire fences, crossed a county road and another fence and was in the pasture,” Fayette Sheriff Rick Vandel said.

“She was out in the open in the middle of the field. She had a walking cane and bucket,” he said. “We think she became disoriented and got lost.”

Vandel said the body was partially decomposed, but there were no signs of foul play.

Vandel said the Travis County medical examiner ruled that Beck’s death was due to natural causes, probably a heart attack due to overexposure.

Beck had disappeared Nov. 19. She was discovered missing by a neighbor who had gone to check on her. The previous day she had telephoned the man to thank him for helping her get a veterinarian for one of her cows that was having trouble delivering a calf.

The man had cautioned her against going out at night to try to check on the calf, but officials said it appeared she had.

Kloesel discovered the body about 6:50 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

“I was checking the pasture and at first I thought it was a pile of trash. When I got closer I saw it was a body,” Kloesel said.

When Beck was first discovered missing, law enforcement officials and area residents launched a massive search that included horses, four-wheel drive vehicles, an airplane and a helicopter.

A stock tank that she used to water her cattle was also drained in an attempt to find the body.

Vandel said he was puzzled about why her body had not been located earlier, but noted that most of the search efforts had been concentrated north and west of the woman’s house, not south.

“I’m disappointed the helicopter didn’t find her at the time, but the grass was higher then I’m told and  the search was mainly northerly and westerly.”

Funeral services for Beck were held Saturday from St. Michael Catholic church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father John Bily officiated.

Beck was a native of Weimar and was an only child.

Her parents, Ed and Louise Beck preceded her in death.

Pallbearers included: Edward Janecka, Edwin Stock Jr., Ernest Matura, Eugene Kainer, Allen Konvicka and Bobby Koenig.

Her estate included her small home, 53 acres of land, a few cattle and a small amount of personal property.

According to terms of her will, made in July 1992, all of the livestock and 40 percent of the land was left to her friends, Evelyn Anders and Harry Knebel Jr.

Another 40 percent of the land was left to friends, John Sassin and his wife, Viola.

Another 20 percent was left to St. Michael Catholic Church in memory of her parents, Ed and Louise Beck. The remainder of her estate was left to her relative and friend, Millie Stock.

Weimar Mercury, March 23, 1993
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Beck, Anton, Sr.

One of Earliest Settlers Claimed by Death

In the recent death of Mr. Anton Beck, Sr., this section lost one of its earliest settlers and most beloved citizens. He came to this country in 1869, which if the reader will stop for a moment and contemplate, is a long time ago, when this country was almost considered a wilderness. Mr. Beck lived in this section continuously from that time, a period of some sixty-four years, and the experiences of this beloved citizen during this long period of time would prove a most interesting history of our own section, for he saw all of the hardships, dangers and experiences that all other early settlers went through with. His life was indeed an interesting history of the past.

Mr. Anton Beck, Sr., was born April 8, 1844 in Wels Kirchen Poland, Austria, died Dec. 18, 1933. He came to America in 1869 at the age of 25 years. He first settled in the High Hill section. Later he moved to the Weimar section, locating near the Fayette county line. There he resided until his removal to Weimar some twenty years ago. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Rosina Koenig. To this union ten children were born. One died in infancy. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. Anton Krainer of High Hill, Mrs. Frank Walzel of Weimar, Mrs. John Schubert of Woodsboro, Mr. Emil Beck of Edna, Messrs. Anton Beck and Gus Beck of Weimar, Miss Christina Beck of Weimar, Mr. A. J. Beck of San Antonio, besides a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in the presence of a large assemblage of mourning relatives and friends, for Mr. Beck was a highly beloved man, possessing the respect and esteem of all who knew him. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

The pall bearers at the funeral were Messrs. Henry and Frank Schubert, Otto and Robert Walzel, Otto and Alfonse Kainer.

Out-of-town people who were here to the funeral of the late Mr. Anton Beck, Sr., recently were Mr. and Mrs. John Schubert, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Beck, Messrs. Frank and Henry Schubert, Mrs. Joe Schubert, Mrs. Alola Gregorck, Woodsboro; Mr. L. J. Kloesel, son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kloesel, Baytown; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Koenig, West Columbia; Mr. and Mrs. Reginald Koenig, Mr. John Belcik, Miss Angelina Schubert, Halletsville; Mr. T. H. McDonald, Mr. John Kloesel and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Winkler, Shiner; Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Kainer, Victoria; Messrs. Joe and Rudolf Koenig, Houston, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kainer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kainer, Jr. and Mrs. Rudolf Wick, Schulenberg; Mr. A. J. Beck and family, Miss Edna Beck, San Antonio; Mr. Otto Walzel, Houston.

Mr. Beck as before stated was one of our oldest citizens. He came to this section when it was all but a wilderness and lived to see all the changes and improvements that have come about in the past sixty-five years. He was a quiet, peacable, [sic] good citizen, strictly attentive to his own affairs, ever ready to do a favor for neighbor or friend, a devoted husband and father, and up to the day of his death no one ever had aught to say against his character. Of him it might truly be said, "His word was as good as his bond." Mr. Beck was always one of our best citizens and in his passing we all feel that we share in a distinct, heavy loss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Beck, Anton F.

Funeral Rites For Anton Beck, 76, Held Monday

Funeral services for Anton F. Beck, 76, who had operated a cotton gin here for 28 years before retiring in 1940, were held Monday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

In failing health the past several years, Mr. Beck became seriously illl last March. He died at his home at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

Born July 2, 1884, in Fayette County, he was the son of Anton and Rosina Beck. He married Miss Ida Skrobanek Oct. 29, 1907, and they settled on a farm. He gave up farming in 1912 to enter the cotton ginning business with his brother, Gus Beck, and this business continued until 1940. From then until 1950 he engaged in house painting.

He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Sons of Hermann Lodge
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ida Beck of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. Emil Christ of Weimar, Mrs. Wayne Wood of Houston and Miss Edna Beck of San Antonio; a foster son, Alvin Hollas of Erie, Pa., four grandchildren, Lumir Christ and Nancy Sue Wood of Houston, Laurie Jeanne Hollas of Pennsylvania and Jeanne Massaroni of Utica, N. Y.; two great grandchildren Joanne Marie and Mardi Jean Massaroni of Utica; one brother, Gustave Beck, and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Walzel and Miss Christina Beck, all of Weimar. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers for the services were his nephews: Henry and William Schubert and Arthur Beck, all of Woodsboro; Robert and Ben Walzel and Gus Beck Jr., all of Weimar; Leon Beck of San Antonio and Edward Kainer of Victoria.

Weimar Mercury, December 9, 1960, page 1

Beck, Auguste Katharine "Carrie" (Bartz)

Death of Mrs. D. O. Beck.

The death of Mrs. Carrie Bartz Beck, beloved wife of Mr. Otto Beck, occurred at a hospital in Del Rio Monday, after an illness of only a few days, of acute pellagra, and the remains were brought to this city Tuesday afternoon for interrment[sic], the funeral taking place from the depot shortly after the arrival of the train from the west, The body was laid to rest in the Masonic cemetery, Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, pastor of the Lutheran church, performing the ceremony in a beautiful and impressive manner before a barge crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends. Mrs. Beck was taken ill only a few days prior to her death and suffered intensely. She was taken to the hospital at Del Rio and given every attention, but it proved unavailing, and lapsing into unconsciousness she soon passed unto that brighter and better world above where the sufferings and worries of this life are unknown. Mrs. Beck was the eldest daughter of F. A. Bartz and wife of this city, and was 20 years, 9 months and I I days old at the time of her death.

Much of her life was spent in this city. A. few years ago she was married to Mr. Otto Beck, and since that time has resided in the vicinity of Del Rio. As a girl, she was admired by all for her amiable disposition, winning ways, and kindness of heart; A quiet, home loving character, industrious, loving to do good for all about her, she won the respect and esteem of all, Her death at such an early age is deeply and and sincerely deplored by all. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out the bereaved ones in the sad loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, November 8, 1912, page 1

Beck, Carrie E. (Marks)

Former Weimar Citizen Buried Here Monday


Mrs. Carrie E. Beck, widow of the late A. P. Beck, lately of Borden, died in Dallas Saturday night at ten o'clock. She had been visiting with her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Dobbs when taken critically ill.

Mrs. Beck has not been in good health for some time. After the death of her husband two years ago, she moved to Dallas and lived with her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Dobbs, coming back to Borden and Weimar several times for visits. She was 65 years old at time of her death.

Mrs. Beck was born on May 11, 1874, in the state of Kansas, and died June 3, 1939. One child survives, Mrs. W. J. Dobbs of 4304 Overhill Drive, Dallas, Texas. Also surviving are three brothers, W. W. Granger of Gonzales, C. L. Granger of Brackenridge and F. A. Granger of Dallas.

Funeral services were held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Weimar Monday morning at 10:30, with Rev. J. G. Palmer, local Methodist pastor, conducting the services.

The body was transported form Dallas to Weimar by the Columbus Funeral Home, Mr. P.K. Shatto in charge of funeral arrangements.

The Beck family were residents of Weimar for many years, Mr. Beck conducting a store on the corner next to the Mercury office. Later the family moved to Borden, where they built a home and store. This store was owned by Mr. Beck until his death two years ago. Since that time it has been managed by Miss Ruth Cady.

The Mercury joins many friends of the family in expressions of sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 9, 1939

Beck, Edward

Ed Beck, 55, Local Farmer, Hangs Himself

Ed Beck 55, well known farmer of Weimar community, who resided about two miles northwest of town, hanged himself Monday morning. The lifeless body of the farmer was discovered hanging from a lone tree in the center of his field.

Justice of the Peace Harvey Clark of Schulenburg, in whose precinct the tragedy occurred. returned a verdict of suicide.

Funeral services for the deceased were held Wednesday morning at St. Michael's Cemetery, where interment was made. Rev. Louis Blinka, assistant St. Michael's pastor, officiated.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Beck; and a daughter, Annie Beck.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, August 9, 1940, page 1

Beck, Emma (Wick)

Mrs. Emma Beck, Dies Thursday P.M. After Long Illness

Mrs. Emma Beck. 50, died last Thursday evening at her home here, following a siege of illness lasting over one year. Funeral services were held in St. Michael's Church Sunday morning at 10:00 o'clock. with the Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Robert Walzel, Bennie Schubert of Woodsboro, Oscar Helmcamp of Houston, Leo Beck of San Antonio, Leo Wick of Schulenburg, and Fred Wick.

Mrs. Beck. wife of Gus Beck, Sr, was a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Wick, and was born in Colorado county on July 4,1895. She was united In marriage to Bus[sic] Beck on July 22, 1918. at St. Michael's Church. She was a member of the Catholic Church and St. Ann's Society.

One son, now in the service of his country, Corporal Herbert Beck, and located somewhere in the Pacific theatre of war, was unable to attend the funeral.

Survivors include the husband. Gus Beck, Sr., two sons, Cpl. Herbert Beck and Gus Beck, Jr.; three sisters. Mrs. Emil Helmcamp, Mrs. Joe Kasper and Mrs. Theresa Hoelscher of Weimar; three brothers, Frank and Steve Wick of Weimar and Edward Wick of Houston.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Those from out-of-town here to attend the funeral included, from Schulenburg: Miss Hedwig Russek, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schindler and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Wick and daughter, Mrs. Joe Schindler Sr., Mrs. Anton Kainer, Mr. and Mrs. Alfonse Kainer, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Heinrich; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gold and family of Columbus; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beck, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Helmcamp and daughter, Mr. arid Mrs. E. L. Brossmann and daughter Florence, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fowler of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Beck and daughter, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Edward Wayne Wood and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Beck of San Antonio; Miss Edna Beck of Castorville[sic]; Mr. and Mrs. John Schubert and son and Emil Beck of Woodsboro.

Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1945, page 1

Beck, Franz

A Mr. Beck, residing south of town, died of heart failure last Friday and was buried the following day at his place. He was a farmer, and in apparent good health up to a short time before his death. [Interred at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.]

Weimar Mercury, Feb 23, 1907, page 4
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Beck, Gus Jr.

Gus Beck Jr. Funeral Held Here Dec 26

Funeral services for Gus Beck Jr., 56, of Weimar were held Thursday, Dec. 26, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father Richard Beck, a cousin, officiated, assisted by Father Gregory O'Connor and Rev. Ernest Dean. Father Charles Carolan officiated in the wake prayer service.

Beck, a 39-year employee of M-G Inc. Feed Division, where he was a feed route salesman, died Dec. 24 at Colorado-Fayette Medical. Center after a brief illness.

Born here on January 11, 1929, he was a son of Gus Sr. and Emma (Wick) Beck. He married Adeline Rabel Winkler here on April 19, 1969.

Beck was a Korean War veteran, having served as a corporal in the Army's 40th Division. He received the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), Combat Infantryman's Badge, Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Service Star, and the UN Service Medal.

He had served two terms, as commander of Otto Rahlwes Post 259, American Legion, and also was a member of VFW Post 5875, Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's society, and Hermann Sons.

Surviving are his wife Adeline Beck of Weimar; a. son and a daughter, Brian and Donna, of Weimar; and a stepson and stepdaughter-in-Iaw, Michael and Judy Winkler of Weimar. His parents and a brother, Herbert, preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were fellow M-G employees Harris Ulrich, Wilbert Heger, Leonard Schoeneberg, Wilbert Hollek, Morris Mican, and Oscar Guenther.

Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1986, page 10

Beck, Ida (Skrobanek)

Mrs. Ida Beck Funeral Held Here Oct. 12

Funeral services for Mrs. Anton (Ida) beck, 90, were held Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mrs. Beck died at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in Youens Memorial Hospital.

She was a native of Austria but had lived in the Weimar area since the age of 2. She was born Oct. 20, 1885, a daughter of John and Anna (Pauler) Skrobanek. She was married to Anton Beck Jr. on Oct 29, 1907. Mr. Beck died Dec 3, 1960

Mrs. Beck was a member of St. Michael’s Church, St. Ann Society and Hermann Sons.

She is survived by three daughters, Miss Edna Beck of San Antonio, Mrs. E. Wayne (Virginia) Wood of Houston and Mrs. Emil (Erna) Christ of Weimar, a foster son, Alvin E. Hollas of Erie Pennsylvania, four grandchildren, Lumir Christ and Nancy Hixon of Houston, Laurie Scully of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Jeanne Massaroni of Schenectady, New York and seven great-grandchildren.

Five sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Alvin E. Hollas, Emil Christ, E Wayne Wood, Lumir Christ, Carter Hixon, and Leon Beck.

Weimar Mercury, October 21, 1976

Beck, Leona (Raabe)

Final Rites for Mrs. H. Beck, 40, Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Herbert Beck, 40, were held Tuesday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Beck, the former Miss Leona Raabe, died Sunday morning in a San Antonio hospital, where she had been a patient for one year and one week.

Born January 20, 1926, at Weimar, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Raabe. After graduation from Weimar High School she earned a degree at Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, then taught in the Sedan, Rocky Hill, New Brunn, and Live Oak rural schools of this area for the next six years.

She was married to Mr. Beck here August 16, 1919 [1949 sla].

Surviving in addition to her husband and her parents are seven brothers, Edwin of San Antonio, Willie of Anaheim, California, Howard, Bennie and Eugene here, David of Kansas City, Mo., and Paul of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Gilbert (Faye) Stech of Weimar, Mrs. James (Aline) Caraway of San Antonio and Miss Esther Raabe of El Paso; and her grandmother, Mrs. August Tipp of Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Fred Wick, Alfred Wick, Adolf Raabe, Glen Hoegemeyer, Bennie Walzel, all of Weimar, and Leon Beck of San Antonio.

The Weimar Mercury, June 9, 1966
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Beck, Louise (Marak)

Funeral Services For Mrs. Beck, 73, Held Last Week

Funeral service for Mrs. Louise Beck, 73, who died Jan. 16 in Youens Hospital, were held Saturday morning, Jan. 19, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Flanagan officiated.

Mrs. Beck had been ill about four years and had been in the hospital 13 days when she died

Born in Fayette County, she was the daughter of Adolf and Teresa Marak. She married Ed Beck in 1907, and after one year they moved to present Beck farm in the Sedan area. He died in 1940. Mrs. Beck’s only survivor is her daughter, Miss Annie Beck. Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, Jan 25, 1957, page 1

Beck, Martha (Kasper)

Martha Beck Dies at 97 in San Antonio

Mrs. Martha K. Beck, widow of a former Weimar business man who went from here to form Texas Scenic Co. of San Antonio, which she continued to run after his death, died Friday, Oct. 2, at the age of 97.

She was the last of three sisters and four brothers in one of Weimar’s early families, the Kaspers.

Born Oct. 30, 1894, she was a daughter of Joseph and Mary Schilhab Kasper. She was married to Adolf J. Beck here in 1916. He was born and reared here, the youngest son of Anton and Rosina Beck, and for a number of years operated a confectionery and café business here. In 1931 he and his wife moved to San Antonio, where he was president and owner of Texas Scenic Co. until the time of his death in 1954 at age 61. His widow and family continued the business, which was prominent statewide.

Mrs. Beck was also preceded in death by a son, Leon Beck; a son-in-law, Glenn C. Martin; four brothers, Steve Kasper, Joe Kasper, John Kasper Sr. and Edmund Kasper; and three sisters, Bertha Anders, Mary Wanja and Rosie Schindler.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Mildred M. Martin; grandchildren, Glenn Martin III and wife Jane, Becky A. Benavides and husband Adan Jr., Kathy Kennedy and husband Ken; and great-grandchildren, Erin Kennedy, Paul Kennedy, Sarah Martin and Madeline Martin.

Funeral services were held Monday, Oct. 5, from Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, San Antonio, with burial in San Fernando Archdiocesan Cemetery No. 2. Rev. John O’Donoghue and Rev. Richard Beck, O.M.I. as con-celebrant officiated.

The Weimar Mercury, October 8, 1992
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Beck, Regina Victoria (Leopold)

Regina Victoria Leopold Beck

Regina Victoria Leopold Beck was born August 10, 1915, in New Braunfels, and passed away peacefully at her home in Rockne, Texas, on July 28. Funeral services were held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockne, Tuesday July 30 at 10 a.m.

She was the oldest of 12 children born to Arthur Christian and Mary Heine Leopold. When she was very young, her family moved to Nada, where she resided until 1935.

Regina is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Joseph Beck; five sons, Jim Beck, Mike Beck and wife, Mari, Pat Beck and wife, Becky, Tom Beck, and Stephen Beck and wife, Sue; five daughters, Elaine Chambliss and husband, Leland, Mary Beck, Lori Heisler and husband, Bill, Rita Canales and husband, Kelly, and Rosie Karrer and husband, Ken; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; by brothers, Joe, Arthur and Frederick Leopold of Nada, Alois Leopold of Boerne; and sisters: Agatha Gold, Beatrice Schoellmann, Bernice Popp of Nada and Martha Goertz of Rockne.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Robert Joseph Beck; one grandson, Kenneth John Jimmerson; and one great-grandson, Andrew Robert Beck; brother, Clarence Leopold ; and sisters, Margaret Ciarella and Elizabeth Schoellmann.

Regina was a strong proponent of education. At the age of 62, she earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Southwest Texas State University. She was a primary school teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rockne for 14 years, a substitute teacher at Bastrop Elementary School, and was later employed by the Head Start Program in Bastrop County.

Despite her busy schedule, her family was her highest priority.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to VistaCare Hospice, 7800 Shoal Creek Blvd, Suite 130W, Austin, Texas 78757, your local library, or the charity of your choice.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, August 9th, 2007
Submitted by John Konesheck

Beck, Rosina (Koenig)


Mrs. Rosina Beck, beloved wife of Mr. Anton Beck, Sr. of his city, died at the family residence Friday night, after a long illness, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday morning at 9:30 following services at St. Michael’s Church, in which Revs. Lenzen of Schulenburg, Pustka of St. John, and Szymanski and Boeding participated in a touching burial service. A large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends were present to witness the last sad rites.
Mrs. Rosina Beck was born March 3, 1849, at Moehren, Austria. At the age of 24 years she came to America, and on June 15, 1874, was united in marriage to Mr. Anton Beck, Sr. The couple settled in Fayette county and lived in that county up to the year 1913, when they moved to Weimar where they have since made their home. Mrs. Beck was 75 years, 9 months and 24 days old at the time of her death. To this union were born nine children, all of whom survived, together with the heart-broken aged husband, whose condition, following he death of his life companion, we regret to note is said to be precarious. The surviving children are Mrs. Anton Kainer, Schulenburg; Mrs. Frank Walzel, Weimar; Mrs. Annie Schubert and Emil Beck, Woodsboro; John Beck, Victoria; Anton, J., Gus, Miss Tina and Adolf Beck, Weimar.

Mrs. Beck also leaves two brothers, Fred Koenig of Weimar and John Koenig of Ammannsville; one sister, Mrs., Gustav Bender of Washington, D. C. and thirty-eight grandchildren.

Mrs. Beck was a good christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor and friend to everyone, highly esteemed by everyone who knew her, and her death is sincerely deplored by all.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved husband and children in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1925

Beck, Veronika

The wife of a farmer named Beck, living southwest of town, died Sunday and was buried at St. Michael’s cemetery in this city the following day.

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1906
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