Colorado County Obituaries


Do you have old obituaries or photographs you would like to share?


Berthold, Christina Cathrena

Grandma Berthold Dead


March 25 – A death that caused universal gloom to pervade the hearts of the people occurred Wednesday evening at about 5 o’clock at Glidden, when the poor, tired spirit of Mrs. Christanna (better known as Grandma) Berthold took its flight to that heavenly home above, where suffering, sorrow and parting will never be known. For several months poor “Grandma’s” health had been failing and it was evident that the end was near. However expected it might have been those left behind were illy prepared for it, for “Grandma” had been with us so long that the idea of parting was death itself. The sweet old soul “fell asleep in Jesus” very calmly, peacefully, regretful of leaving those behind, but glad to be with loved ones, who had gone on before. The remains were brought here last Thursday eve, and laid to rest in the Millers Creek cemetery at 4 o’clock and [was feeling] conducted by the Methodist pastor of Columbus. “Grandma” Berthold was a lovely type of the old time womanhood. Kind and courteous to all, the soul of hospitality, thoughtful of the comfort and pleasure of others, the best of friends, and neighbors, none knew her but to love her. Her death left an aching void in the hearts of those who knew and loved her, which can never be filled. “Grandma” Berthold was born in Wittenberg, Germany, on the 29th of May 1826, and was nearly 92 years of age. She was married in 1849 and came to Texas in 1850, and landed Galveston; stayed in Houston three weeks and came to this county, spending the remainder of her life here, but for the past eleven years, she has made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Percy Obenhaus of Glidden, where she died. Her early experiences (of which she retained a most vivid recollection up to the time of her death) were fraught with many incidents of hardships and danger. Many relatives and friends were present from a distance to pay the last sad tribute to the memory of one they loved so well. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones in this sad hour.

Weimar Mercury, April 5, 1918
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Berthold, Frank

Frank Berthold

Caller-Times News Service

PETTUS - Funeral services for Frank Berthold, 64, will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow [November 15, 1960] at Galloway-Wilson Funeral Chapel, Beeville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Skidmore.
Berthold died at 4:20 p.m. yesterday [November 13, 1960] in a Corpus Christi hospital.
A resident of Pettus 13 years, he was a member of the Lutheran Church and a veteran of World War I.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lela Mae Berthold; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Luckenbach of Pettus; one son, Jessie L. of Pettus; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Bettge of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Ed Mick of Saint Paul; two brothers, Otto of Beeville and Julius of Berclair, and five grandchildren.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, November 14, 1960, sec C, page 12B
Contributed by Frank Berthold

Berthold, Henry John

J. M. Berthold and E. B. Mayes were called to San Antonio Wednesday by the serious and fatal illness of Henry Berthold, brother of the former. Mr. Berthold was attacked with dysentery recently, grew worse rapidly, and despite the efforts of the best physicians, succumbed to the disease. He was a young man, raised in this section, well and favorably known, and moved to San Antonio some time since, in which city he was employed. He was a member of Oakland camp, Woodmen of the World, and his body was buried under the auspices of the Oakland and Weimar camps at a cemetery [Miller Creek] several miles southeast of this city this (Friday) morning. The Mercury tenders sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.

Weimar Mercury, July 9, 1904, page 4

We are requested to announce that the monument at the grave of the late Sovereign Henry Berthold, at Keeler graveyard, will be unveiled the first Sunday in September by the Oakland camp of Woodmen. Neighboring camps of Woodmen, as well as the general public are cordially invited to be present.

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 1905, page 8

Berthold, John M.

J. M. Berthold Succumbs After Week's Illness

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 10, at the Hubbard Funeral Home for J. M. Berthold, prominent farmer of the Weimar area, who died at his home Tuesday following a stroke of a week before. Services were conducted by the Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of Columbus, and interment was made in the Miller's Creek Cemetery. He was 75.

Mr. Berthold was born July 15, 1866, the son of Fritz and Annie Berthold, and spent his entire life in the Weimar section. All but a few years, when he lived in New Bielau, he lived on the farm on which he was born. He married Miss Mickie Houchins at Sublime. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Clara Berthold of this area; and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Strunk of Oakland and Mrs. Sophie Rutledge of Harmony.

Pallbearers were Ben B. Holt, Ed Rabel, Ellis Miller, Gus Miller, Cleve Obenhaus and E. B. Mayes.

The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the family in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, December 12, 1941, page 1

Berthold, Louis Charles

News was received here Saturday evening of the death of Mr. L. C. Berthold of the Glidden area who passed away Friday night at his home near Glidden. Mr. Berthold formerly lived here on theplace where "Golden Locks" now lives. He was well known to everybody. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the two daughters, Mrs. Emil Richter of Glidden and Mrs. F. Kopsel of Seguin, and other relatives surviving him. [Interment was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery] GOLDEN LOCKS

Weimer Mercury, April 6, 1945
Submitted by Judy Talkington

Berthold, Meda C. (Bowen)

Glidden lost one of its finest and most noble citizens Saturday morning, May 18 when the clod hands of death claimed Mrs. Louis Berthold. The deceased had been in ill health for the past three or four years, but the sickness that resulted in her death began about two years ago becoming very intense during the past few months. She bore all her sufferings with a smile and was always cheerful until the last. She had reached the advanced age of 73 years 2 months and 4 days. Funeral services were held from the Columbus funeral home with the Baptist preacher conducting the services. The body was laid to rest in the [Odd Fellows Rest] cemetery at Columbus. The last rites were attended by many sorrowing loved ones including little children, men and women. For many she had played the part of mother and true friend. The many floral tributes testified the high esteem and great love these sorrowing ones held for the loved one whose place in their lives none could fill. Mrs. Berthold (nee Bowen) was born in Preston, Georgia, March 14, 1867. AT the age of eleven she came here with her parents. A few years after she was married to Mr. Louis Berthold at Weimar, they lived here for several years, moving from here to Bois d Arc, thence to Glidden where they resided ever since. To this union there were born four children, two of whom died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, L.G. Berthold: two daughters, Mrs. Emil Richter of Glidden, and Mrs. Fred Kapsel of Seguin: five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. To those who knew her, it would be useless to mention her hardships and trials, together with all of her happiness. To calls for help and aid in rain or sunshine, day or night, she gave a hearty and cheerful response. Avery angel of kindness and gentleness, helpfulness and love in the sick room, and one of the gayest in a happy throng, she was a noble example of patience, and suffering, cheerfulness and pathetic purity. In love, gratitude and reverence for one who was loved by all who knew her and who has passed from our midst, until "this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality", we bid you "adieu". In this hour of sorrow the family has the sincere sympathy of a host of friends. Those who attended the funeral of Mrs. L. G. Berthold from here were W.A. Rodgers, W. F Rodgers and wife, Mr. And Mrs. Edgar H. Rodgers, J.M. Berthold and "Golden Locks".


The Weimer Mercury, May 24, 1940
Submitted by Judy Talkington

Berthold, Mickie Sarah (Houchins)

Berthold, Mrs. J. M.

The sad news of the death of Mrs. J. M. Berthold reached here October 18, 1921. She had been in bad health for more than a year when she took a sudden change for the worse Monday with a severe headache which caused her death.

Everyone far and near were shocked and grieved to hear of one they loved so dearly to depart from this world, but she being so poorly, God in His mercy for the child of His care called her out of this world of sin and sorrow to be with Him in the heavenly home He has prepared for His children.

Mrs. Berthold was born February 14, 1869, in Lavaca county, where she lived with her parents until her marriage to Mr. J. M. Berthold, Dec. 3rd, 1869 [1889-jt] and to this union was born one child, Clara Georgia Berthold, who with her father are left to mourn her death.

A precious one from us has gone, whose place that can't be filled since the angel visited our home and took our darling away.

Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Berthold leaves three sisters and five brothers to mourn her death. They were all present at the funeral except one brother, the funeral being Tuesday, October 11 at 4 p.m. She was laid to rest in the Miller Creek Cemetery.

May God bless and comfort them in their hour of loneliness and sorrow may His grace and peace be with them now and ever more.

Colorado Citizen, October 21, 1921
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Berthold, Minnie Otelia (Scheller)

Mrs. Minnie Otelia Berthold, mother of Otto Berthold of Beeville died at her home in Corpus Christi Tuesday February 14, at 1:30 p.m. Hew had been ill for many months.

The body was brought to Beeville and services were scheduled to be held in Galloway Mortuary chapel this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by Rev. Kermit Menking of Sinton.

Interment will be held in Evergreen cemetery near Skidmore following the chapel rites. The pallbearers will be J. P. Nedbalek, Leo Kiekler, Lon Hall, Harry Smith, E. Wallek and Robert Weitzel. Mrs. George C. Brown will sing two solos, with Mrs. W. J. Coleman playing the organ accompaniment.

Minnie Scheeler (sic) was born in Catspring, Austin county, Texas, January 4, 1861. On December 15, 1881, she was married to Charles P. Berthold in Weimar, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Berthold moved to Skidmore in 1890. Mr. Berthold died there in the early 1930’s, and Mrs. Berthold continued to reside in Skidmore until two years ago, when she moved to Corpus Christi. She was a member of the Lutheran church.

Mrs. Berthold is survived by three sons, Otto of Beeville, Julius of Berclair, and Frank O. of Pettus; and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Bettage of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Ed Mick of Sinton.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, February 16, 1950, sec C, page A2
From the files of Frank Berthold
Contributed by Judy Talkington

Berthold, Otto John

Otto J. Berthold

Caller Times News Service

BEEVILLE - Otto John Berthold, 77, died suddenly Friday night [October 13, 1961]at his residence, 1401 N. Live Oak, after apparently suffering a heart attack. Among his survivors is a sister, Mrs. Lede Bettge of Corpus Christi. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Galloway-Wilson Funeral Chapel. The Rev. C.F. Nampkin, pastor of the Beeville Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. A resident of Bee County, the past 60 years, Berthold was born in Colorado County, Texas. He was a retired farmer. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Collumn of Rockport and Mrs. Alma Coley of Beeville; two sons, A.F. Berthold of Beeville and Staff Sgt. Harry A. Berthold of Victorville, Calif.; another sister, Leona Mick of St Paul, Texas; a brother, Julius Berthold of Berclair, and 11 grandchildren.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, October 15, 1961, sec C, page 8A
Contributed by Frank Berthold

Berthold, Unknown

A little son of Mr. Berthold, the butcher, died in this city Monday night, of (it is reported) scarlet fever. The little boy aged about 5 or 6 years, was buried Tuesday afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, September 8, 1894
 If you find bad or missing links, please notify the county coordinator.

Return to Obituary Index

Return to Colorado County Home Page