A. BURTTSCHELL FORMER SHERIFF IS BURIED HERE
Funeral services for Adam Burttschell, 73-year-old former sheriff of Colorado county who died in the hospital here Monday at noon, were held at the home and at the St. Anthony’s Catholic church Tuesday morning with the Rev. Vaclav Bily officating.
Mr. Burttschell, born at Mentz, was first elected sheriff in 1924. He was a member of the Catholic church and of the Sons of Herman lodge.
Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. R. B. Coddou, Mrs. W. P. Moon Jr., Mrs. B. A. Lindsey and Mrs. J. V. Foyles; and one sister, Mrs. John Miekow.
Burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery with the Columbus Funeral home in charge.
Pallbearers were C. H. Potter, Jack Leyendecker, Homer Koliba, Harvey Lee, Ford Wegenhoft and O. P. Moore Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, February 21, 1946
It is with regret that we chronicle the death or one ol Colorado county's most respected and honored citizens. After a short illness, Antone Burttschell was call to his reward on Friday, December 4. Mr. Burttschell was a native of this county, having been born: at Frelsburrg in 1852 and he had spent the greater part of .his :life in this section. In the death. of Mr. Burttschell, his wife and eight óhildren have lost a devoted husband and father; his three sisters and four brothers have lost a true, loving brother; the community in which he lived has lost a popular and respected citizen; and the church has lost one who lived an upright christian life. Among a large concourse of friends and relatives and while the Prause band rendered the death march, the body was tenderly laid to rest, Rev. Barberich of Mentz officiating. [Interment in St. Roch's Cemetery] The Citizen offers sympathy to the bereaved ones. Colorado Citizen.
Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1914, page 9
Burttschell, August Joseph
J. L. BURTSCHELL[sic] IS BURIED HERE
Joe Little Burtschel[sic]l, 45, the third member of the Burtschell family to die recently, was buried Saturday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.
Mr. Burtschell, nephew of Adam Burttschell, who died here Feb 18 and first cousin to Mrs. Bruce Lindsey who died Feb 22, died in a Wharton hospital last Friday.
Funeral services were held at St. Anthony’s Catholic church Saturday with Rev. V. J. Bily officiating.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katherne[sic] Burtschell, two sisters, Mrs. Ben B. Hunt of Austin and Mrs. A. I Chapman of Columbus and two brothers, S. J. Burtschell of Weimar and Walter Burtschell of Sealy.
Pallbearers were nephews of Mr. Burtschell, James A. Hunt, Bert Burtscell, Aubrey Chapman, Jr., Al Joe Hunt, Joe Edward Burtschell, and Joe Leonard Burtschell. Columbus Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Colorado County Citizen, March 7, 1946
Burttschell, Charles A.
CHAS. BURTTSCHELL DIES AT HOUSTON
C. A. Burttschell, 53, died at his residence, 1401 Morris, at 5:30 p. m. last Thursday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. T. Burttschell; two brothers, Henry Burttschell of Ramsey and Adam Burttschell of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs H. Lee and Mrs. John Miekow of Eagle Lake, and Mrs. J. H. Reitz of El Campo. He was a member of Sons of Hermann lodge No. 44. The body was forwarded Friday night to Columbus for burial in the family cemetery [Columbus Odd Fellows Rest] under direction of J. B. Earthman company. Houston Post-Dispatch.
Weimar Mercury, December 17, 1926
On Thursday, 29th ult., Mr. Frank Burttschell of the Bernard, passed to his reward, after a short illness with congestion of the liver. He was in his 69th year, and has been a resident of this county about forty-three years. Mr. Burttschell was a gentleman of many excellent qualities of head and heart, and numbered among his acquaintances a large circle of devoted friends. He leaves a family of eight children, all grown, to mourn his loss. The CITIZEN tenders its sincere condolence to the bereaved. [Interment in St. Roch Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, July 6, 1893
Mr. Henry Burttschell
Mr. Henry Burttschell, 69, fell dead from a wagon on which he was riding to the field early last Tuesday morning. He was driving a team to the field to supervise planting, at shortly before 8 am o'clock, when he suddenly fell backward and rolled from the wagon. A negro workman who was riding a horse near the wagon ran to his assistance and found that life was extinct.
Assistance was called and he was taken back to his home.
Mr. Burttschell was in apparent good health up to the time of his death. He was working daily about the farm, and had the day's work planned ahead when the end came. Funeral services were held at the Catholic Church at Mentz yesterday afternoon at three o'clock and interment effected in the Mentz cemetery.
Mr. Burttschell was born at Mentz and spent his entire life in this county. He married Miss Rosa Miekow and to this union seven children were born, five of whom survive him.
He is survived by the wife, five children, Mrs. Bracy Milton, Miss Lola Burttschell and Mr. Dallas Burttschell of Houston and Rubin and Urban Burttschell of this community, one brother, Mr. Adam Burttschell, and one sister, Mrs. J. H. Miekow, to all of whom the sympathy of the entire neighborhood goes out.
Colorado Citizen, March 20, 1930
Contributed by Deborah Smith
Burttschell, Henry Leander Anton
Mr. Leander Burttschell
The remains of Mr. Leander Burttschell were brought here for burial last Sunday and laid to rest in the local [Odd Fellows Rest] cemetery Rev. W. D. Wyatt of the First Baptist Church officiating.
Mr. Burttschell died in Shreveport on Jan. 4th, after a long illness of tuberculosis and pneumonia.
He wa born and reared in the Mentz community and was in business in partnership with Willie Kotzebue in Eagle Lake for some years. He was 47 years of age at time of death.
Mr. Burttschell is survived by a wife and daughter living in New Jersey, by his mother, Mrs. J. H. Miller of this city ,. and five sisters, one in North Dakota, Mrs. Wm. Endbrook and Mrs. M. H. Braden of San Antonio and Mrs. Wm. Kotzebue and Mrs. A. A. Miller of this place.
The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.
Colorado County Citizen, January 12, 1933
A Former Business Man of Eagle Lake Buried In Columbus
Leander Burttschell, Who Was Formerly In Grocery Business In This City Died Of pneumonia In Louisiana
The remains of Mr. Leander H. Burttschell, an account of whose death in Louisiana, was printed in last week’s Headlight, were shipped to Columbus where interment took place in Odd Fellows' Rest. The pallbearers were Urban Burttschell, Herman Braden, Frank Miekow, Simon Burttschell, Oscar Braden and Will Miekow. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wyatt of the Columbus Baptist Church.
Mr. Burttschell was 47 years of age, having been born in the Mentz community on June 11, 1885. He died at Shreveport, Louisiana on January 4th, his death being to tuberculosis and pneumonia, he having been ill but a short while.
For a good many years Mr. Burttschell made Eagle Lake his home, having been engaged in the grocery business here in partnership with his brother-in-law, Wm. Kotzebue. The firm occupied the same building in which the Headlight office is now located. At the time of his death he was traveling salesman.
Mr. Burttschell was a pleasant, likeable gentleman and had many friends throughout this section, who regretted to learn of his death.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice Burttschell and one daughter, Mary Thomas Burttschell, of Trenton, New Jersey; his mother, Mrs. Josephine B. Miller and five sisters, Mrs. Henry Vollersten of Seguin, Mrs. H. M. Braden of San Antonio, Mrs. Wm. Kotzebue and Mrs. A. A. Miller of Columbus.
Eagle Lake Headlight, January 21, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Burttschell, Jacob B.
A CONSTABLE KILLED.
The Third Case in Colorado County--The Slayer Surrenders.
Columbus, Tex., April 30.--J. B. Burttschell, constable at Alleyton, three miles east of this place, was shot and instantly killed about 8 o’clock this morning by Tuck Hoover. The news of the tragedy was brought to town by the defendant himself, who galloped up to the jail with two pistols in his hands and gave himself up to Sheriff Townsend and Marshal Reese.
The facts developed upon the inquest were that Burttschell was sitting in his saloon, unarmed, when the defendant rode up, dismounted and walked in with a cocked revolver in his hand As he entered the door he presented the pistol at Burttschell and said: “Jake, I understand you have threatened to kill me,” and instantly fired, the ball passing through or near the heart.
As Burttschell fell Hover[sic] fired again, and then turned and presented his pistol at W. H. Dubose, Burttschell’s clerk, who was in the house. He then backed out of the door, keeping Dubose covered with his pistol until he got outside. He then mounted his horse, and as he rode by the door, fired upon Burttschell again, who was down upon the floor in his death struggles.
Both of the parties were reared here.
Burttschell was about 34 years of age, and leaves a wife and several children. [Interment in St. Roch's]
Hoover is also a man of family, about 40 years of age, and has been considered a quiet and peaceable citizen. The only difficulty he has ever been engaged in before was about six years ago, with Milam Sparks, in which both men were shot and seriously wounded. Milam Sparks is a brother of James and Milton Sparks who were shot at the Central depot in Houston
This is the third constable of this county that has been killed this year. The other two were A. M. Townsend of Weimar, who was killed by desperado Braddock, and D. L. Sutton, who was killed in Houston.
Weimar Mercury, May 5, 1894
Burttschell, Jacob Joseph “Jesse”
Particulars are given in another column of the killing of young Jesse Burttschell, son of the late Jos. Burttschell of Columbus, which occurred at Juarez, Mexico, across from El Paso, a couple of negro men being his murderers. The body passed through this city Tuesday night, en route to his former home, for interment. [Columbus Odd Fellows’ Rest] He was a brother of Emanuel Burttschell, our present popular county treasurer. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.
Weimar Mercury, April 7, 1911
Jesse Burtschell, brother of E. C. Burtschell, county treasurer of Colorado county, was shot and killed by two negroes at Juarez, Mex., last Saturday night. Mr. Burtschell was thought to have a large sum of money on his person, winnings from a string of race horses he had there, and the negroes were after the money. His body was conveyed to Columbus, where interment took place at Odd Fellow’s Rest, Wednesday last. Mr. Burtschell has a number of friends in this city who regret to hear of his untimely demise.
Schulenburg Sticker, 7 April 1911
Contributed by Matt Cross
Burttschell, Jane Elizabeth (Clinton)
Jane Elizabeth Burtschell [Burttschell], 94 of Columbus, passed away Feb. 24 at River Oaks Health Care Center. She was born July 19 1906 in Commerce to Thomas Sterling and Anna Leona (Bickley) Clinton and married Urban Joe Burtschell in June, 1948. she came to Columbus in 1929 to teach seventh grade in Columbus public school. She later taught in Memphis, Tenn. and Vivian, La. She returned to Columbus in 1948 and taught until her retirement in 1970. During her time in Columbus she was a member of First United Methodist Church in Columbus as well as a life member of the Magnolia Homes Tour Inc. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters; and three brothers. She is survived by her niece, Annice Fletcher of Dallas; and nephews, Sam Clinton of Houston and Tom Clinton of Georgia. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 26 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Bill Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Pallbearers were: Dennis Hartley, Doak Hartley, Matt Barnett, John Matthews, George King and Billy Hagen.
The Colorado County Citizen, February 28, 2001
Submitted by David Hahn
Burttschell, Joe Leonard
Joe Burttschell Services Held On April 27
Joe Leonard Burttschell of Magnolia passed away on April 24, 2011, in Magnolia.
Joe was born in Columbus on July 1, 1929, and spent his early years in Weimar. His parents were Simon John Burttschell, Sr. and Cecilia (Burt) Burttschell.
Joe served in Korea in 1951 with the 3rd Infantry Division.
He attended St. Edwards University, and graduated from the University of Houston.
Joe is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carlene (Levens) Burttschell of Magnolia; two daughters, Catherine “Cathy” Scanlon of Iowa City, Iowa and Rebecca “Becky” Berrill of Magnolia; and son, Joe Burttschell, Jr. of East Bernard; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Simon John Burttschell, Jr. and Thomas Burt Burttschell.
Services were held on Wednesday, April 27, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Deacon Bennie Holesovsky officiating.
Interment will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.
Pallbearers are Joe Burttschell, Jr., Paul Taggart, Tom Burtschell, R. K. Levens, Bryan Levens and Christopher Berrill.
The Weimar Mercury, April 28, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Joseph Burttschell County Treasurer.
At his home in this city, yesterday at 10 o’clock a.m., Joseph Burttschell passed away, after a long affliction of cancer. He was born in this county at Mentz, February 5th, 1859, died in Columbus at 10 o’clock August 25th, 1910, age 51 years, 6 months and 20 days. He was married to Miss Katie Coleman on November 7th, 1883 who still survives him, also seven children, Emanuel, Jesse, Walter, Simon, Allice, Willie Lee, and Joe Little August. Five brothers and two sisters survive him, viz. Anton of Mentz, Henry, Alleyton, W. A. Eagle Lake, Adam and Chas., Columbus. Sisters, Mrs. Otilia Reitz, Bernardo and Mrs. Mary Miekow, Alleyton.
Mr. Burttschell was elected County Treasurer in 1896 and has held that office continually ever since, and was the democratic nominee for re-election, which would have been his 8th term, and the last six terms, without opposition. He was so careful and prompt in keeping the records of his office, and safely keeping the county’s money, ready to be paid out at the proper time, that he never failed at any time to have his reports ready for the Commissioners Court, and they were always found to be correct. He was reliable and trustworthy in every way, and always true to his friends, of which he had many. He was a member of the O.D.H.S. and W. O. W. orders, which have charge of the funeral services. He was a devoted husband, a kind father, an accommodating neighbor and an upright citizen, who will be greatly missed. For several years he had suffered with cancer, which finally caused his death. The funeral and burial will take place today at Mentz, where he was born and spent his early life. A large crowd will be in attendance at the funeral burial. Acting pall bearers, Judge J. J. Mansfield, Thos. F. Bouldin, E. B. Mayes, Adolph MIller, Louis Weete, Sr., Henry J. Laas. Honorary pall bearers Dr. J. E. Clark, Schulenburg; T. J. Roberts, Eagle Lake; Geo. H. Little, Columbus; R. H. Beyer, Santa Anna; Louis Wink Alleyton; M. B. Allen, Shimek. The Citizen joins the friends of the family in sympathy.
Weimar Mercury, September 2, 1910, page 1
Burttschell, Josephine "Jessie" Lee
We are grieved to announce the death of little Jessie Lee Burttschell, who was called to her eternal home last Sunday morning, after an illness of about four weeks. The event cast a gloom and sadness over our entire community, and the sincere sympathy of friends and neighbors is extended to the bereaved mother, so much more, as two of her sons are down with the same malady. May the Father of all enable her to be resigned to His will, and may she find strength in the knowledge that this is only a temporary parting.
Mr. Tom Coleman of Rosenberg is here to aid his sister, Mrs. Burttschell, during the illness of her family.
Colorado Citizen, March 31, 1898
Little Jessie Lee Burttschell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Burttschell, died at home in Alleyton, Sunday, March 27, 1898, of typhoid fever. Monday morning at 10 o’clock her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery [St. Roch] amid a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends, Father Spleneweber of Mentz officiating.
Little Jessie was born May 12, 1888, and had only attained 9 years and ten months, but in her brief life had by her generous nature endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. She was the star of her mother’s hopes, the idol of her brothers and a favorite with her playmates. We sadly lament the extinguishing of a life so young and full of promise, but it pleased God to pluck this lovely flower and what He giveth He can take away. We feel that in losing earth she has gained a haven of rest and freedom from pain and sickness, and while we shall miss the dear little face we’ll fondly cherish the memory of her pure young life. We hope to meet her in the land where death and sorrow never comes and where there are no more partings.
“No more to sorrow or to sigh,
No more to suffer or to die.”
Alleyton, Texas, April 3, 1898
Colorado Citizen, April 7, 1898
Both death notices contributed by Deborah Smith
Burttschell, Katherine (Coleman)
92-year-Old Mrs. Joe Burttschell is Laid to Rest
Last rites were held Saturday at the Columbus Funeral home and afterwards at St. Anthony's Catholic church for Mrs. Katherine Coleman Burttschell, who died in Columbus hospital Friday morning. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest with the Rev. Alan Kraus officiating. Rosary was said at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Friday.
Mrs. Burtschell...[unreadable]...Rev. R. B. Hunt of Washington, D.C., was to have officiated, but ...airplane was held up by bad weather and the ...
Born in Albany, N. Y., August 25, 1859, Mrs. Burtschell was the daughter of T. F. and Annie Coleman. Her husband, Joe Burttschell, died in 1910. She had been for a number of years a ... member of the Catholic church.
She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Aubrey L. Chapman of Columbus and Mrs. Ben B. Hunt of Austin; 2 sons, W. A. Burttschell of Sealy and S. J. Burttschell of Wetmore; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Chatham of San Antonio, and 2 brothers, Tom Coleman of Rosenberg and Will Coleman of California.
Pallbearers were Roy Burt Sr. of Columbus, First Lt. Burt Burttschell of Abilene, James A. Hunt of Victoria, James Oliver Chapman of Austin, Joe Leonard Burttschell of San Antonio and Aubrey Chapman, Jr., of Dallas.
Colorado County Citzen, March 27, 1952
Contributed by Deborah Smith
Burttschell, Marie Catherine (Theumann)
Mrs. Burttschell, Wife of Former County Sheriff, Dies
Mrs., Mary Theumann Burttschell, wife of the late Adam Burttschell, Colorado county sheriff in the 1920's, died at Columbus Hospital Friday, the day following her 84th birthday.
Requiem high mass was held in. St. Anthony's Catholic church Saturday morning, with Rev. Alex J. Kraus officiating and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery. Rosary was recited at Columbus Funeral home Friday evening.
A lifelong resident of Colorado county, she had lived in Columbus nearly 50 years. She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic church and was active In the Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar Society until she became ill.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. R. B. Coddou, Mrs. W. P. Moon Jr. and Mrs. J. V. Foyles; a sister, Mrs. Charles Hennicke; 6 grandchildren, Mrs. E, .V. Potter, Mrs. Howard Glick, Joe W, Coddou, \V. B. Moon, Mrs. Ray McFarland Jr. and B. A. Lindsey, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers. were R. E. Tait, Clarence Potter, R. F. Potter, Jesse Potter, Jack Leyendecker and A. J. Willrodt.
Colorado County Citizen, November 22, 1956, page 8
Burttschell, Mathilda (Gloger)
FORMER COLUMBUS WOMAN DIES IN HOUSTON SAT.
Mrs. Tillie Burttschell, nee Gloger, former Columbus girl, died in Houston last week and was brought back to the old home town for burial. [Odd Fellows’ Rest] She was 60 years old. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. J. P. Gloger of Columbus; one brother, R. J. Gloger; three sisters, Mrs. Regina Jacobs of Boerne, Mrs. J. W. Treaccar of Galveston and Miss Martha Gloger of Columbus, Rev. Jos. Szymanski of this city officiated at the burial service.
Weimar Mercury, January 14, 1938, page 1
Burttschell, Rosalie (Miekow)
Funeral Services for Mrs. H. Burttschell Held Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Burttschell, 78, who resided between Columbus and Eagle Lake were held Tuesday morning at the site of St. Roche Catholic Church at Mentz. Mrs. Burttschell died Monday. Burial was in Mentz Cemetery.
She is survived by two sons, Ruben and Urban Burttschell, who reside at the family home; an other son, B. J. Burttschell of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Tillie Melton and Mrs. Lola Withington, both of Houston.
Colorado County Citizen, September 13, 1940
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Burttschell, Simon John
S. J. Burttschell, Postmaster Here 19 Years, Succumbs
Funeral services for Simon John Burttschell, 65, postmaster here since 1940, were held this Thursday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mr. Burttschell, a lifelong resident of Colorado County, died at 5:10 a. m. Tuesday, July 14, in Youens Hospital, of lung cancer. He had been under treatment since about the first of April this year and had entered the hospital here two weeks ago.
Born Dec. 10, 1893, at Mentz, a rural community near Columbus, the son of Joseph and Catherine Burttschell, he was graduated from Columbus High School in 1911. He married Miss Cecilia Burt at Columbus on May 10 1922, and they lived in Columbus until moving here in 1932. Mr. Burttschell was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad for 22 years. and for 18 months owned a Lack’s Auto Supply Store here. He was appointed postmaster May 1, 1940. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Lieut. Comdr. John Burttschell of Patrick Air Force Base Florida; Capt. Burt Burttschell of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro, North Carolina; and Joe Leonard Burttschell of Houston; five grandchildren; one brother Walter Burttschell of Sealy; and two sisters, Mrs. Ben Hunt of Austin and Mrs. Aubrey Chapman of Columbus.
Weimar Mercury, July 17, 1959, pages 1 and 8
Burttschell, Urban Joseph
Urban J. Burtschell [sic.], Lifetime County Resident, Dies at 65
Funeral services for Urban J. Burtschell, rancher and lifetime resident of near Alleyton, were held Saturday morning at Columbus Funeral home with continued services at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, the Rev. A. W. Didner of Eagle Lake officiating. Rosary was said Friday evening by Rev. Alex Kraus at the funeral home. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.
Mr. Burtschell was stricken a short time ago with a heart attack and was taken to Laughlin hospital in Eagle Lake. He died early Friday morning, just when his condition seemed much better.
He was a member of the Catholic church and of the Colorado County Farm Bureau, having held an office in that organization.
His death came just 8 days from his 66th birthday that he would have celebrated Christmas Day. Born on the Burtschell farm about 3 miles east of Alleyton Dec. 25, 1895, he was a son of Henry and Rosa Miekow Burtschell.
Survivors are his widow the former Elizabeth Clinton, who is a teacher in the Columbus school system; a sister, Mrs. L. W. Adams of Kingsville, a brother, Dallas J. Burtschell and a nephew, Dallas J. Burtschell Jr., of Houston.
Pallbearers were his long-time friends, Dr. Raymond Thomas, Ralph Thomas, Griff Thomas, Harold Thomas and Herbert Matthews of Eagle Lake, C. L. Griffith of Alleyton and E. G. Miller and Lester Hastedt of Columbus.
Colorado County Citizen, December 22, 1960, page 7, section 3
Burttschell, William Joseph
The CITIZEN regrets to hear of the death of young Wm. Burttschell, eldest son of Mrs. J. B. Burttschell, a most promising youth. The family is sorely afflicteda daughter having died on the 27th ult. We tender sincere sympathies to the bereaved. [Interment in St. Roch's]
Colorado Citizen, April 7, 1898
Contibuted by Deborah Smith
Alleyton is suffering from typhoid fever. Mrs. Mary Burttschell, widow of Mr. Jake Burttschell, deceased, has lost two children,and the third is expected to die. It is hoped the disease is under control, and that it will do no more damage.
Weimar Mercury, April 9, 1898, page 1
The other child who died was Josephine "Jessie" Lee Burttschell, whose obituary can be found elsewhere on this web page. Evidently, the third child survived.
Card of Thanks
Alleyton, Texas, April 16, 1898
I desire to express my thanks to the people of Alleyton and vicinity for their kindness to me during the illness of my children--and death of my son and daughter. I hope that the blessing of God may rest upon them and theirs for their kindness to me and mine during this our great sorrow. I wish to thank Rev. Spinneweber for his kind words of consolation.
Mrs. Mamie C. Burttschell
Colorado Citizen, April 21, 1898
Contributed by Deborah Smith