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Beyer, Alfred G.

Alfred Beyer Funeral Service Held Nov. 18

Alfred G. Beyer, 81, of Weimar died Nov. 16 at his residence due to a massive heart attack.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 18 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. John Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Pall bearers were grandson Dennis Steffek, grandson-in-law David Thorpe, Norbert Beyer, James Anders, Allen Anders, Johanton Lev, all godchildren.

Mr. Beyer was born Feb. 22, 1917 to John and Emily (Haas) Beyer. On Oct. 2, 1939 he married Vlasta Anders in Holman.

Mr. Beyer was self employed as a painter. He was member of the Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Beyer was a resident of this area for 44 years.

Survivors include: his wife, of 59 years; a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Joseph Steffek of Sugar Land; a brother, Edwin Beyer of Houston; a daughter, Regina Eschenburg; two grandchildren, Dennis Steffek of Katy and Jennifer Thorpe of Sugar Land; and two great-grandchildren, Brian Thorpe and Hailey Steffek.

Mr. Beyer was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, one sister and four step-brothers.

For the church, Leo Henke Sr. read the chosen scriptures. The gifts were presented by Dennis Steffek and Jennifer Thorpe, grandchildren. The organ was played by Margie Janecka.

Weimar Mercury, November 26, 1998
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Beyer, Alfred G. (2)

Alfred G. Beyer, World War Hero, Dies at Columbus

Columbus, Texas, March 29.—Alfred G. Beyer, Croix de Guerre winner and the first Colorado county soldier to be wounded in World War, died at his home north of Columbus Monday nite.

Funeral services will be held on Wednsday near Ellinger. The Columbus and La Grange posts of the American Legion will attend in a body.

Mr. Beyer was 39. He is survived by his widow and two children.

He and a friend, Harry Fritsch, ran away from home and volunteered with the Fifth Marines at Port Royal, S. C. ten days after the United States entered the war. Young Beyer reached France before the arrival of General Pershing. He was wounded in the first skirmish at Belleau Wood. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bringing a wounded comrade into the lines under fire after receiving his own wounds [Buried at La Grange.]

Weimar Mercury, April 8, 1938
Submitted by Rox Ann Johnson

Beyer, Benno

At Rest

The sudden death of Mr. Beno Beyer, at the home of his son-in-law. Postmaster Weete, on Tuesday last, takes from our midst the oldest citizen of the community. Mr. Beyer was born in Breelan Silisia, Germany, in 1825, came to Columbus in 1852 and has resided here continuously since that time. For more than 50 years he did business at the same location in Columbus. Some years ago, on account of old age, he retired from business and after the death of his wife, which occurred in 1910, he has been making his home with his father-in-law{sic]. Mr. Beyer had not complained of feeling ill,but just before noon Tuesday lay down to rest, and a member of the family on going to his room to call him to dinner found him dead. The wife and two daughters preceded him. He leaves six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The remains were laid to rest in the Odd Fellows cemetery Wednesday morning after services at the home conducted by the Rev. J. D. McWorter, of the Methodist Church.

Colorado Citizen, May 9, 1913

Beyer, Joe Sr.

Joe Beyer Sr. Funeral Held Here April 6

Funeral services for Joe Beyer Sr., 85, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Wednesday, April 6, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Brian Crookes officiated.

Beyer, a farmer and lifelong area resident, died Monday, April 4, at 9:20 p.m. at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Born Aug. 5, 1902, at High Hill, he was a son of John and Louisa (Billeck) Beyer. He married Annie Langhammer at Schulenburg on July 21, 1931.

His wife survives him, along with two daughters, Annie Kunschick of Weimar and Mary McClanahan of Cedar Hill; five sons, Norbert, Willie and Henry Beyer of Weimar, Joe Beyer Jr. of Columbus and Johnnie Beyer of Snyder; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Alfred Beyer of Weimar, Hugo Beyer of Schulenburg and Edwin Beyer of El Campo; and one sister, Regina Eschenburg. of Schulenburg.

A son, Leo Beyer, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Craig Beyer, Jimmie Kunschick, Mark McClanahan, James. Beyer, Lee Beyer, Roger Ryba, and Gilbert Escamilla.

Weimar Mercury, April 14, 1988, page 3

Beyer, Maria (Beyer)



In the death of Mrs. Maria Beyer, beloved wife of Mr. Jos. Beyer, Sr., this section lost one of its most estimable ladies. Her death occurred Monday morning, after a long Illness. Mrs. Beyer had been in ill health for several years, and while her death was not unexpected, yet it occasioned much sadness to the bereaved family, relatives and friends, for she was much beloved by all. She underwent an operation several months ago in the hopes of being restored to good health. but It was of no avail. A stroke of paralysis Sunday morning was followed soon afterward by a visit from the Death Angel, and the spirit of this good woman passed unto its Creator. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. J, Szymanski officiating. An exceedingly large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites.

Mrs. Beyer was formerly Miss Maria Beyer, and was born in AustrIa-Hungary Dec. 6, 1864. She came to America in 1872; was married in 1889. She Is survived by her heart-broken husband, Mr. Jos. Beyer, Sr., and five sons, Frank, Joseph, Jr., Charles, Ed and Stephen, all of whom live In and near Weimar. She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Fred Heinrich of Schulenburg, Mrs. John Till, Mrs., Theresa Till, Mrs. Fred Billeck and Mrs. John Guenther, all of the Weimar section.

Mr. and Mrs. Beyer have lived on the old home place In the Osage section, four miles northeast of Weimar, for the past 28 years, Thus passes away a good wife, mother, friend and neighbor, one whose departure is deeply and sincerely mourned. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones in their saddest of all hours.

Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1922, page 1

Beyer, Mathilda (Obenhaus)

Death of Aged Lady

On last Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. Chas. Ramsey, Mrs. Mathilda Beyer died of the infirmities of old age, having been an in valid for several months. Mrs. Beyer, whose maden[sic] name was Obenhaus, was born Dec. 31st 1834 at Salzufel, Westphalia, Germany; left Europe Oct. 6th 1844, with her mother, two sisters and one brother, to join her father and oldest brother who had preceded them to Texas the year before. She lived in Houston until 1850, where her mother died, then moved to Columbus, where she was married to Beno Beyer, who still survives her, and is the oldest man in Columbus. She was the mother of Mrs. L. Weete, who died about three years ago. She was member of the Methodist church, and the funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Noble James. The burial took place Monday evening at the Odd Fellow’s Rest west of town. Thus has passed away another of the oldest and most respected ladies of Columbus.--Colorado Citizen.

Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1910

Beyer, Steve A.

Rites Here Friday For Steve A. Beyer. 44, Former Citizen

Funeral services for Mr. Steve A. Beyer, 44, of Madisonville, former Weimar and Schulenburg citizen, will be held from the Hubbard Funeral Home here tomorrow (Friday) morning at 9:15 o'clock. with further services at St. Michael's Church at 9:30.

Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. The Msgr. Jos. J. Szymanski will officiate.

Born in Weimar March 3, 1903, Mr. Beyer lived here until 1934, when he moved to Schulenburg. In May, 1944, he moved from there to Madisonville, where he held a position with the Magnolia Seismograph outfit. He married Miss Mary Miska in Weimar on Aug. 19, 1925.

Death came to him suddenly Tuesday in the Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, after only a few hours illness. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Beyer of Madisonville; his father, Joe Beyer, Sr., of Nada; one daughter, Mrs. J. A. (Gertie) Semmler of Columbus; three brothers, Frank of Alvin, Charles of Midfield, and Joe of Nada; and one granddaughter, aged two. A brother, Edward, died in 1942.

Weimar Mercury, January, 24, 1947.
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