Cernoch, Agnes Louise (Janecka)
Agnes Cernoch Services Held On July 30
Agnes Louise Cernoch was born March 1, 1921, to Bessie Cernosek Janecka and Emil Janecka in Holman.
During the next 10 years, 2 more girls and 2 more boys were born. When Agnes was about 1, their Dad became very ill and died. This left a young widow with five children. Their uncle, Fred, moved in to help. Times were hard, but they survived. She had an 8th grade education but could spell well.
Agnes met Emil at a dance. Although she never learned to dance, he apparently noticed her. He had a 4th grade education with limited reading and writing skills, but he wrote her a letter asking her out on a date. She wrote him back and apparently agreed to go. It is hard to imagine with our current technology that communication was so limited.
They married in 1942, and he left for the service. After sustaining a knee injury while in basic training, the Army released him with an honorable discharge.
A daughter, Carol Braden, was born in 1945. Agnes loved her grandbabies and they spent a lot of time with her and Dad. When the great grandkids came around, she took care of them, too. She loved to cook and bake. Meringue cookies and icebox cookies were her specialty.
Agnes was very religious and when she was about 24 hours away from death, we prayed the rosary and she was silently repeating every word.
Agnes and Emil left their home in Columbus, and went to live at Regency Nursing Home in Schulenburg in May of 2008.
She lost the love of her life in September of 2008.
Agnes loved the Regency and lived a wonderful life with fellow residents and a loving staff. She had never been a social person as far as playing dominos, bingo, cards, etc. She got her first taste of it at Regency and rarely missed a game.
She was not a complainer. She had a constant smile. During her illness, on numerous occasions, when she was in pain, she still smiled. She made us laugh. She wiped our tears, hugged us tight, watched us succeed, and watched us fail. She cheered us on, kept us strong. She put up with our mood swings, told us everything will be O.K. when things got tough. She has kept us sane, loved us more.
Jesus called Agnes home in the early morning of July 28.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers.
She is survived by daughter Carol Braden and husband, Donald, two sisters, Bessie Johnson and husband John, of Bay City and Dorothy Tykal and husband, Gene, of Hallettsville, and one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Janecka of Weimar, three grandchildren, Diana Smith, Phyllis Wavra and husband Merle, Michael Braden and wife, Amanda and 11 great grandchildren, Meagan, Casey, and Allison Smith, Peyton Maichetti, Brandon, Madison and Logan Wavra, and Ben, Kade, Cody and Trace Braden.
Mass by Reverend Dan Kahlich was held Saturday, July 30 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus at 1 p.m. Burial was in St. Anthony Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Braden, Ben Braden, Kade Braden, Brandon Wavra, Merle Wavra, Stephen Moore and Glen Knigge.
Memorials may be made to the Pilot Club of Columbus, P.O. Box 621 or the Columbus Community Hospital Auxiliary, or Hospice of South Texas, 404 N. Texana Suite A, Hallettsville 77964.
The Weimar Mercury, August 4, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Annie (Bartosh)
Mrs. Joe Cernoch Tetanus Victim; Buried Saturday
Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Oct. 24, for Mrs. Joe M. Cernoch, 61, who died at 6 p. m. last Thurhday[sic] of tetanus.
She had stuck a splinter in her foot the previous Friday Oct. 16, and had given it ordinary home treatment. First symptoms of tetanus began to show up Sunday and she was immediately hospitalized. Hers was the first tetanus death here in more than a quarter-century.
Mrs. Cernoch was buried a day before the 38th anniversary of her marriage. The family had made plans to celebrate the anniversary, including a special mass at church.
The former Miss Annie Bartosh, daughter of Roman and Josephine Bartosh she was born July 26, 1898, in the Ammannsville-Dubina section and was married to Mr. Cernoch Oct. 25, 1921. They settled first in that section, moving to Weimar 15 years ago. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church, the KJZT, and Christian Mothers Society.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Joe and Bennie, of Weimar; a daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Dorothy) Miksch of Columbus; a brother, Bernard Bartosh of Dubina; three sisters Mrs. Frank Stos of Ammannsville, Ms. Albina Dobecka of Columbus and Mrs. Martin Kowis of Houston; and 11 grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Victor Dobecka, Dennis Bartosh, Frank Vavra, Robert Bartosh, Henry Stos, Richard Miska and Eugene Bartosh.
Weimar Mercury, October 30, 1959, page 1
Cernoch, August J.
August Cernoch Services Held August 16
August J. Cernoch, 84, of Weimar, passed away on August 13, at Parkview Nursing Home.
He was born on May 12, 1927, to Jim and Jenofeva Cernoch, of Schulenburg, and moved to the Weimar area when he was a child.
August married Evelyn Golsch on April 20, 1953, in Hallettsville.
He was in the Marines from 1945 through 1946, and a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
He was a truck driver and manager for McCall Sanders Feed & Egg Co. until 1965, and then he drove a truck for Herder Truck Lines until he retired in march of 1993.
August loved vegetable gardening and always had a “green” thumb.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn, of Weimar, daughters: Kathy and husband David Buxkamper of Katy, Joyce and husband Lee J. Bacak of Schulenburg, Pat Cernoch of Fresno, and son Gary Cernoch of Weimar.
Surviving sisters are Adela Hudec of Rosenberg, Lillie Vornsand of Weimar, and Hattie Kalmas of Bellville and four grand children.
He was preceded in death by parents, sisters Annie Cejka, Viola Rabel, Mathilde Cernoch, and brother Ivan Cernoch.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 16 at St. Michael Church with Father Bily officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
The Weimar Mercury, August 18, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Bernard B. "Bennie"
B. Cernoch Funeral Held Here Oct. 8
Funeral services for Bernard B. (Bennie) Cernoch, 61, of Weimar were held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Father Charles Carolan officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Cernoch, a lifelong resident of the area and World War II veteran, died at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital of cancer.
Born May 27, 1925, at Dubina, he was a son of Joseph and Anna (Bartosh) Cernoch. He served in the US Army from Oct. 30, 1943, to April 6, 1946, including 11 months overseas, winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals. He married Elizabeth Kosler here on Aug. 30, 1948. She died on May 6, 1984.
Cernoch was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the KJT, Knights of Columbus and the Weimar VFW post.
Surviving are three daughters, Carolyn Kobersky of Holman, Patricia Brooks of Columbus and Janice Fuller of North Carolina; three sons, Larry Cernoch of New Ulm and Alvin and Paul Cernoch of Weimar; nine grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Miksch of Columbus and one brother, Joe Cernoch of Weimar.
Serving as pallbearers were Mike Miksch, Ronnie Chamrad, Howard Raabe, Cecil Ellison, Johnny Herzik and Tony LeBlance.
Weimar Mercury, October 16, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Cernoch, Frank B.
FINAL RITES FOR FRANK CERNOCH HELD
Funeral services for Frank B. Cernoch, lifelong resident of Nada, were held Monday, April 12th at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with Bishop Hugo Gerbermann officiating. He was laid to rest, with military honors, in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home of El Campo.
Mr. Cernoch passed away Saturday, April 10th at 7:45 in the El Campo hospital following a lengthy illness.
A rosary was recited at St. Mary's Catholic Church Sunday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m.
He was born June 4, 1897, in Nada to Joseph and Mary Mazoch Cernoch. The retired farmer was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Knights of Columbus and K. J. T. Society.
Survivors include his widow, Martha; one brother, Lad Cernoch of Ganado; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, April 15, 1982, page 3
Submitted by Dorothy Cox
Cernoch, Georgia Margaret (Heger)
G. Cernoch Services Held On July 22
Georgia Margaret Heger Cernoch, 90, of Weimar passed away on Friday, July 19 in Weimar.
Georgia was born on October 5, 1922, to Joe F. and Hedwig Guenther Heger. Georgia married Zigmund J. Cernoch on August 14, 1944, in Weimar. She attended Sedan schools.
She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, St. Ann Society, KJZT and Ladies Auxiliary VFW. She was also a homemaker. Georgia lived her entire life in this area. She enjoyed gardening, especially her flowers, crafts, quilting and baking.
While at Parkview she made many, many rosaries with the Catholic Daughters, enjoyed crafting activities and playing Bingo. She looked forward to Parkview socials and dancing with her sons. She never missed a family gathering.
She is survived by sisters, Mildred and husband Edmund Mazoch of Schulenburg; Gladys and husband Johnny Dusek of East Bernard; four daughters, Sister Mary Beth of Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Order in Victoria; Clare Coleman and husband Gary of Lake Jackson; Rita Srubar and husband Bob of Weimar and Janell Ellison and husband Bill of Orange; four sons, Donald Cernoch and wife Marie of Holman; David Cernoch and wife Nancy of Ellinger; Charles Cernoch and wife Barbara of High Hill, Marvin Cernoch and wife Catherine of Weimar.
She is also survived by ten grandchildren, two step grandchildren, five great grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Services were held July 22 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Monsignor Gerard Cernoch of Bay City and Monsignor John C. Bily officiating.
Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: grandsons, Matthew Srubar, John Ellison and Carlton Cernoch; sons-in-law, Bob Srubar, Bill Ellison and Gary Coleman and Monsignor Gerard Cernoch, nephew and godson.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, Parkview Manor or charity of your choice.
Weimar Mercury, August 1, 2013, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Jenovefa (Krecmer)
Mrs. J. Cernoch Funeral Held Here Sept. 16
Funeral services for Mrs. Jenovefa Cernoch, 91, widow of the late Jim (Vinc) Cernoch, were held Thursday, Sept. 16, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs. Cernoch died at 2:25 p.m. Sept. 14 in Sweetbriar Nursing Home, Columbus. She had suffered a stroke on Feb. 28, 1975 and had been a resident there since.
Born January 3, 1885, at Holman, she was a daughter of Frank and Veronica (Griger) Krecmer. She was married to Mr. Cernoch at Dubina on Oct. 8, 1912, and they lived there awhile after their marriage. Mr. Cernoch died June 18, 1967.
Surviving are six sisters[sic], Mrs. Anton (Annie) Cejka, Mrs. Henry J. (Viola) Rabel, Miss Mathilda Cernoch and Mrs. Emil (Lillie) Vornsand, all of Weimar, Mrs. Edwin (Adela) Hudec of Rosenberg and Mrs. Edwin (Hattie) Kamas of Bellville; two sons, Evan Cernoch of Rosenberg and August Cernoch of Weimar; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, John Krecmer of Schulenburg, and one sister, Mrs. Sigmund (Agnes) Jurecka of Schulenburg.
In addition to her husband, two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were grandsons Jimmy Cejka, Kenneth Rabel, Ricky Cernoch, Dennis Hudec, James Vornsand and Gary W. Cernoch.
Weimar Mercury, September 23, 1976
Jim Cernoch, 80, Succumbs; Rites June 19
Funeral services for Jim Cernoch, 80, were held Monday afternoon, June 19, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.
Mr. Cernoch died June 18 in Youens Memorial Hospital here after a lengthy illness.
Born January 17, 1887, at Dubina, he was a son of John and Mary Peters Cernoch. He married Jeanovefa Krecmer on Oct. 8, 1912, and they settled first at Dubina, later moving to the Weimar area, where he lived the rest of his life.
Mr. Cernoch was a member of St. Michael’s Church.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, August Cernoch of Weimar and Ivan Cernoch of Rosenberg; six daughters, Mrs. Anton (Annie) Cejka, Mrs. Henry (Viola) Rabel, Mrs. Emil (Lillie) Vornsand, and Miss Mathilda Cernoch, all of Weimar, Mrs. Edwin (Adela) Hudec and Mrs. Lawrence (Hattie) Winkler of Rosenberg; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Matej and Steve Cernoch, both of Weimar. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Jimmie Cejka, James Vornsand, Dennis Hudec, Larry Cernoch, Eugene Matura and C. J. Lycka.
Weimar Mercury, June 29, 1967, page 1
Cernoch, Joe M.
Services for Joe M. Cernoch Here April 1
Funeral services for Joe M. Cernoch, 75, were held Thursday, April 1, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Rev. Charles Carolan officiated and Hubbard Funeral Home directed. Pallbearers were Danny Cernoch, Larry Cernoch, Alvin Cernoch, Michael Miksch, David Berger, Ronnie Chamrad, Darryl Ohnheiser, Donald Kobersky and James Brooks.
Mr. Cernoch died at 5:50 p.m. March 30 in Youens Memorial Hospital, three hours after suffering a heart attack.
Born at Dubina June 28, 1900, he was the son of Matej and Agnes (Kucerka) Cernoch. He married Annie Bartosh at Dubina on Oct.. 25, 1921, and they lived at Dubina until moving to Weimar in 1944. He was a house painter.
Mr. Cernoch was a member of St. Michael’s Church, the local Knights of Council[sic], and 4th Degree Knights.
His wife preceded him in death in 1959. He is survived by two sons, Joe R. and Bernard Cernoch of Weimar, a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Miksch of Columbus; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his father, Matej Cernoch of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Miska of Weimar.
Weimar Mercury, April 15, 1976
Cernoch, Joe R.
Joe Cernoch Services Held June 24
Joe R. Cernoch, 88, of Weimar died unexpectedly in San Antonio on June 20.
A rosary recital was held Thursday, June 23, and a funeral Mass was held Friday, June 24, at Hubbard Funeral Chapel with Father John C. Bily and Father John Peters (a life-long friend of the family) officiating. Interment followed at the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.
Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons: Zak Cernoch, Nic Berger, Matt Chapman, Donald Long, Robby Carver; great-grandson: Ben Chapman; and nephews: Chris Kallus and Larry Cernoch.
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Lleverino, a great friend, and his great-grandchildren: Ella Chapman, Olivia Carver, Julianne Cernoch, Morgan Carver, Madeline Cernoch, Reese Carver, Molly Long, Katherine Long, and Zoey Long.
His granddaughters, AnaLise Long, Brandy Chapman, Megan Carver, and Caitlin Bailey, provided the readings during Mass.Nic Berger, his grandson, gave a warm and loving tribute to his “PoPo”.
Joe was born in Schulenburg, to Joe & Annie (Bartosh) Cernoch on April 22, 1923, and was raised in Dubina. He enjoyed his childhood with his brother, Bennie, and sister, Dorothy.At the age of 18, he met his sweetheart, Loretta Dolezal.Shortly after they met, he joined the Army on March 16, 1943, when he was just 19 years of age. He served in Normandy and Northern France.He was part of the Normandy Invasion and served with the 487th Port Battalion, 185th Port Company that was attached to the 5th Engineer Special Brigade. During his service to our country, Joe was wounded twice and received 2 Purple Hearts. He also received numerous medals and commendations to include the Army Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the European/African/Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and the WWII Victory Medal.
Upon returning to Weimar, he married his sweetheart, Loretta, on May 28, 1946. Joe worked for Loessin Implement Company for 46 years as the Parts Manager. He loved his job, helping the farmers and ranchers of his community, and talking with everyone who came into the “shop”. He was well known for his ability to locate a tractor part from memory without the use of books, manuals, or computers.He had a strong faith in God and would not miss Mass on the weekend.He was a member of the Knights of Columbus – 3rd and 4th Degrees and KJT. He loved his wife of 65 years, his sister, his three children, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.His favorite love was the Astros and playing “42” dominoes. He enjoyed the simple things in life like cutting his grass, sitting in the garage watching the cars go by, picking and shelling his pecans, watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren play ball, and saying his Rosary every night before he went to bed.
He visited his wife, Loretta, at Parkview Manor 3 or 4 days a week.He was a gentle man with a loving heart. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Loretta; one son, Dan Cernoch of San Antonio; two daughters, Beckie Berger and her husband David of San Antonio and Jennifer Cernoch and her husband Tom Bailey of San Antonio.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, AnaLise Long and her husband Donald of Dallas; Brandy Chapman and her husband Matt of San Antonio; Zak Cernoch and his wife Carmen of San Antonio; Megan Carver and her husband Robby of San Antonio; Nic Berger and his wife Audrey of Dallas; and Caitlin Bailey of Corpus Chjristi. Joe also has 10 great-grandchildren: Molly, Katherine and Zoey Long of Dallas; Ben and Ella Chapman of San Antonio; Julianne and Madeline Cernoch of San Antonio; and Olivia, Morgan, and Reese Carver of San Antonio.He is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Miksch and her husband Edgar of Columbus and numerous nephews and nieces. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Joe M. and Annie Cernoch, and his brother and sister-in-law, Bennie and Elizabeth Cernoch.
The Weimar Mercury, June 30, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Mathilda C.
Cernoch Rites Held Feb. 14
Funeral services for Mathilda C. Cernoch, 64, a resident of Sweetbriar Nursing Home, Columbus, were held Monday, Feb. 14, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles B. Carolan officiating.
Burial was in the parish cemetery.
Miss Cernoch died of canceer at 8:15 a.m. Febrary 12 at the nursing home, where she had been a resident since 1975. She had been ill for 18 months.
Born at Weimar on Jul 5, 1918, she was a daughter of Jim and Jenovefa (Krecmer) Cernoch.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Viola) Rabel and Mrs. Lillie Vornsand of Weimar, Mrs. Edwin (Adela) Hudec of Rosenberg and Mrs. Edwin (Hattie) Kamas of Bellville; two brothers, Evan Cernoch of Rosenberg and August Cernoch of Weimar; and several nephews and nieces. One sister, Mrs. Anton (Annie) Cejka, preceded her in death.
Serving as pallbearers were nephews Gary Cernoch of Weimar, Rick Cernoch of Rosenberg, Kenneth Rabel of Weimar, James Vornsand of Weimar, Jimmy Cejka of Pearland, and Dennis Hudec of Rosenberg.
Weimar Mercury, February 17, 1983, page 12
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Willie Mae (Kainer)
W. M. Cernoch Funeral Held Here May 25
Funeral services for Willie Mae Cernoch, 79, were held May 25 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with burial in the parish cemetery.
Her son, Rev. Gerard Cernoch, officiated at the mass. Other ministers concelebrating were Bishop David E. Fellhauer, Bishop of the Diocese of Victoria; Rev. John C. Bily, pastor of St. Michael Church; and 25 priests.
Ms. Cernoch died May 23 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center of natural causes.
Mrs. Cernoch was born Nov. 10, 1913, in Praha to Edward and Wilhemina (Pavlas) Kainer. She married B. J. “Jeff” Cernoch on Oct. 5, 1936 at St. Mary’s Church in Praha.
A housewife, Mrs. Cernoch lived in this area for 56 years. Before marriage she had lived in Praha and then Corpus Christi for 18 months and Praha again during World War II.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers and a former member of the Legion Auxiliary. She was also a gardener.
Mrs. Cernoch was well-known for the kolaches she baked for people for a great number of years.
Her husband B. J. “Jeff” Cernoch of Weimar survives her, along with her only son, Rev. Gerard Cernoch of Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Bernard.
A brother, Edward Kainer, and her parents preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Edward Kainer, James Kainer, Don Kainer, Donald Cernoch, David Cernoch, Charles Cernoch and Marvin Cernoch, all nephews.
The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 27, 1983, page 3
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders
Cernoch, Zigmund James
Zigmund James Cernoch, of Weimar, passed away at St. David Hospital in Austin on his 87th birthday, Sept. 7, after a sudden brief illness.
Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Sept. 10.
The Mass of Resurrection was celebrated by his nephew and godson, Rev. Gerard Cernoch, of Bay City, along with concelebrant Rev. John Bily, of Weimar.
Interment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Zigmund was born on Sept. 7, 1922 in Dubina, to Karel and Emilie (Krecmer) Cernoch. He attended Dubina schools. Zigmund entered the U.S. Army Nov. 14, 1942 and was honorably discharged on Feb. 14, 1946. He spent four years in the army and fought on various islands in the Pacific theater. On Aug. 14, 1944, while on furlough, Zigmund married Georgia Margaret Heger at St. Michael's Church in Weimar.
He lived his entire life in Weimar. Zigmund worked as a mechanic with Loessin Implement Co., retiring after many years of service. He continued to work on lawn mowers and small engines at his home for a good number of years enjoying the followship that came with each repair.
He enjoyed reading, fishing, barbecuing, and old cars. He was proud of his Czech heritage in that he could read, write and speak it fluently. He also enjoyed polka music and dancing.
In his later years, he designed and built numerous birdhouses, many of which he donated to various local organizations. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the KJT.
He was preceded in death his parents, five brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia, of 65 years; four daughters, Sister Mary Beth, IWBS of Corpus Christi; Clare Coleman and her husband Gary of Lake Jackson; Rita Srubar and her husband Bob, of Weimar; and Janell Ellison and her hsband Bill of Orange; four sons, Donald and wife Marie of Holman; David and wife Nancy, of Ellinger, Charles and wife Barbara, of High Hill; Marvin and wife Catherine, of Weimar.
He is survived by ten grandchildren, two-great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons, John Ellison and Matt Srubar, son-in-laws, Bill Ellison, Bob Srubar, Gary Coleman, and nephew James Dusek.
Carlton Cernoch, grandson, and Bonnie Winkler were altar servers.
Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, Parkview Manor or charity of choice.
The Fayette County Record Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis