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Chollett, Alfred Friedrich Johann

Alfred Chollett Dies Suddenly; Funeral Sunday

Alfred Fred Chollett, lifelong resident of Colorado county and resident of Columbus for the past 12 years died suddenly at Columbus hospital April 15, at 5 minutes after midnight, after suffering a heart attack a short while earlier at his home. He had not been ill before his fatal attack.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Untermeyer Funeral home with continued services at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Rev. G. Wolf officiating. [Buried in Odd Fellows Rest]

Mr. Chollett was born at Shaw's Bend, Jan. 31, 1907, a son of William and Anna Koch Chollett. He had been a lifelong member of the Lutheran church, having been baptized as an infant and confirmed by Rev. Otto Lindenberg June 18, 1922.

He and Miss Mabel Hillmer were married Nov. 10, 1929, by the same pastor who confirmed him. Born on a farm, he followed farming and ranching for many years, before he and his family moved to Columbus. For the past 20 years he had been employed by Texas Construction Material co. He had served as chairman of the board of trustees of St. Paul's Lutheran church.

He is survived by his widow, a son, Al Gene of Cleburne, and a daughter, Mrs. Bobby Zajicek of San Marcos; his mother, Mrs. Anna Koch Chollett of Ellinger; 3 brothers, Fred of Columbus, Reinhardt of Glidden, and Alvin of Shaw's Bend, and 4 sisters, Mrs. Milton Koehl and Mrs. Alvin Koehl of Ellinger, and Mrs. Monroe Kuhn and Mrs. Alfred Schobel of Shaw's Bend; and 2 grandsons, David Carl and Gene Wayne Chollett. His father died recently and a brother died as a child.

Pallbearers were Oscar Henicke, Wm. Schneider, Ellis Ilse, Aubrey G. Ilse, Raymond Hoffman, Albert Brune, Thurman Brune and Delmar Fehrenkamp. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1961
Submitted by Martha Prince


Chollett, Alvin Herman


Funeral services were held, Thursday, September 19, for Alvin H. Chollett of Shaws Bend. Services were held at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Pastor Robert Schlortt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Burial was held at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Chollett was born December 1, 1901 in Falls County to William Chollett and Annie Koch Chollett. He married Ivie Hillmer Chollett June 11, 1925. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife Ivie Chollett of Shaws Bend; one son-in-law, Jim Henry Ilse of Columbus; three sisters, Annie Koehl of Ellinger, Lydia Kuhn and Mary Schobel both of Shaws Bend; one granddaughter, Dianne Isle[sic] Jones of Katy and two great-grandchildren John Anthony Jones and Joshua Jones both of Katy.

Pallbearers were Howard Chollett, Wilbert Chollett, Al Gene Chollett, James Bolten, James Koehl, Milton Koehl, Billy Koehl, and Keith Schobel.

Colorado County Citizen, September 26, 1985

Chollett, Anna (Koch)

Mrs. Wm. (Anna Koch) Chollett, born Jan. 6, 1877, was called home by the Lord on Jan. 28, 1969 at the age of 92 years., 22 days. She was laid to rest in the Brune Cemetery, Shaws Bend on Jan. 30th. Surviving are 2 sons, 4 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. May God comfort all sorrowing hearts with His love in Christ Jesus our Savior, through Whom we have been given eternal Life. &endash; John 11, 25-27

Annie Koehl of Ellinger, Texas, sent a copy of the obituary for her mother, which was typed, not a newspaper clipping. Presumably it is typed as it appeared in the newspaper. No headline is given. It is also possible that it appeared like this in a church bulletin or newsletter. Anna ("Annie") Koch Chollett was the daughter of Friedrich ("Fritz") Koch and Maria Schwatzer and wife of Wilhelm Friedrich ("Willie") Chollett. She died in Weimar, Texas.
Submitted by Martha Prince

Chollett, Herman

Herman Chollett Rites At Columbus

Columbus, Oct. 4 – Funeral services for Mr. Herman Chollett, 78, who died Wednesday in a La Grange hospital, were held Friday at his home between Ellinger and La Grange, with burial at Columbus.[Odd Fellows Rest]

Mr. Chollett was born in Germany, December 16, 1863, and came to this country at the age of 3, spending his entire life in the vicinity of Shaws Bend. On September 27, 1888, he married Katharina Hillmer, who survives.

Also surviving are a brother, Willie Chollett, and a sister, Mrs. Fred Fuchs, of Shaws Bend; three children, Mrs. W. T. Stolle, and Mrs. Otto Stolle of Columbus and Otto Chollett of Columbus, and Mrs. Otto Stolle of Ellinger; fifteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, October 10, 1941
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Chollett, Ida H. (Balzer)

Mrs. Fred Chollett

Mrs. Fred (Ida) Chollett of Columbus died in Columbus Hospital Sunday, Feb. 22, at the age of 70. Services were held from St. Paul Lutheran Church Tuesday, at 2 p.m. Burial was in Brune Cemetery at Shaws Bend. Rev. H. L. Anderson officiated. The Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Chollett, born in Ellinger April 2, 1899, was the daughter of William Balzer and Lena Alhgrim Balzer. She had lived in Columbus 22 years.

Surviving are her husband, Fred Chollett; one daughter, Mrs. James Mikulenka; one sister, Mrs. Ewald Kansteiner; 5 brothers, Willie, Paul and Rudolf Balzer of Hallettsville, Elo Balzer of Ellinger and Herman Balzer of Columbus.

Pallbearers were James R. Mikulenka, Gary Mikulenka, Arnold Balzer, Marvin Horndt, Howard Chollett and Clarence Horndt.

Colorado County Citizen, February 22, 1970
Submitted by Martha Prince

Chollett, Mabel (Hillmer)

Mabel Hillmer Chollett, 81, of Columbus, died Monday, April 11, 1994, in New Brunsfel.

Born Aug. 9, 1912, in the Shaws Bed Community, she was the daughter of Carl Fredrich and Ida (Stolle) Hillmer. On Nov. 10, 1929, she married Alfred f. Chollett. A life-long resident of the Columbus area, Mrs. Chollett was retired as a bookkeeper from the Columbus State Bank. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus and St. Paul's Evening Circle.

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 14, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Neal Zajicek, David Chollett, Jim Henry Ilse, Henry Schneider, Ronnie Frank and James Bolten Jr.

Mrs. Chollett is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mae Dene and Robert A. Zajicek of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Al Gene and Deanie Faye Chollett of New Braunsfel; five grandchildren and one Great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on April, 15, 1961; and three sisters, Ivy Chollett, Lydia Schuette and Elsie Bolten.

Memorials may be made to Eden Home Inc. in New Braunsfel or St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Chollett, Otto

Otto Chollett, 72, a resident of Columbus since 1928, passed away at his home Sunday.

Born at Shaws Bend May 9, 1900, he was the son of the late Herman and Kathrine Hillmer Chollett. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and was employed by Henicke Motor Co. for 37 years. He was united in marriage to Miss Viola Engels Oct. 9, 1928.

Funeral services under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home were held at St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. L. G. Wehman officiating. Burial was in Weimar City Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Columbus; son and daughter-in-law, Weldon and Peggy Chollett of Houston; sisters, Mrs. W. T. Stolle of Columbus and Mrs. Otto Stolle of La Grange; and 3 grandchildren, Kay, Paul and Mark Chollett of Houston.

Serving as pallbearers were Leon Stolle, Kermit Stolle, Lester Lipperdt, Oscar Henicke, M. A. Miller and Jerry Supak.

The Colorado County Citizen, June 15, 1972, page 3
Submitted by Martha Prince

Chollett, Peggy J. (Thomas)

Peggy J. (Thomas) Chollett, 69 of Columbus, passed away Aug. 29 at River Oaks Health Care Center. She was born in Somerville on Oct. 26, 1932 to Curtis and Martha Thomas and married Weldon E. Chollett on Nov. 17, 1951.

She lived for 24 years in Houston, 18 years in Mentor, Ohio, and six years in Brenham as a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her father, J. Curtis Thomas; brother, Lowell Thomas; and grandson, Matthew Chollett.

She is survived by her husband; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Cheryl Chollett, and Mark and Heather Chollett; grandchildren, Kyle and Kelly Wesson, Megan, Cameron, Madison and Elise Chollett; her mother; sisters, JoAnn Tickner, Sandra Oaks and Jackie Arriola and brother, Chuck Pribilski.

Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Interment followed at Odd Follows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Harvey Frers, Ralph Wittner, Louis Cordes, Eugene Menking, Don Jameson and Scott Bara.

Contributions can be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Columbus, Alzheimer's Association - Houston, or Hospice - Brazos Valley.

Colorado County Citizen, September 4, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Chollett, Reinhart Frank

Reinhart Chollett Succumbs at 62, Burial Here

Reinhart Frank Chollett, a native and lifelong resident of this area, died Monday night in Columbus hospital at the age of 62. Funeral services were held in the Columbus Funeral home yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery, Rev. H. L. Anderson of the Lutheran church officiating.

Mr. Chollett was born Jan. 22, 1904, at Shaw's Bend, son of Willie Chollett and the former Annie Koch. He married Miss Hilda Hulls June 16, 1927, and lived in Glidden thereafter. He was a car inspector for Southern Pacific railroad.

Mr. Chollett is survived by his wife; 2 sons, Wilbert Chollett of Houston and Howard Chollett of Glidden; 4 sisters, Mrs. Alvin Koehl and Mrs. Milton Koehl of Ellinger and Mrs. Monroe Kuhn and Mrs. Alfred Schobel of Shaw's Bend; 2 brothers, Alvin and Fred Chollett of Columbus; and 4 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Victor Stavinoha, Leroy Stancik, Frank Sanders, Earl Tucker, Owen Miller and Joe Dungen.

Colorado County Citizen, June 30, 1966
Submitted by Martha Prince

Chollett, Viola (Engles)

Viola Chollett Funeral Services Held Feb. 22

Viola Chollett, 95, of Columbus, died Feb. 20 at Columbus Care nursing Home in Columbus. Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rev. John Hunsicker officiating.

Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mrs. Chollett was born May 24, 1905 in New Bielau to Adolph Engels and Selma Gerstenberg Engels.

She was former owner and operator of the Little Store. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Herman Sons Lodge #10 of Columbus and the Mary Martha Circle of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She married Otto A. Chollett on Oct. 9, 1928 in New Bielau.

She survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Weldon E. and Peggy Chollett of Brenham; three grandchildren, Kay Wesson and husband, Ken, Paul Chollett and wife, Heather; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto A. Chollett; one brother and six sisters.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Stolle, Donnie Templeton, Harvey Frers, Joe R. Schindler, Clarence Havemann, Hugo Ley, Jr., Russell Obelgoner, and Gary Pivitz.

The Weimar Mercury March 1, 2001
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Chollett, Wilbert A.

Wilbert A. Chollett

Mar 21, 1936 &endash; May 29, 2000

Services for Wilbert A. Chollett, 64, of Glidden were held June 1 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Rev. Gerald Hendon officiating.

Burial followed at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Chollett died May 29 at his residence.

He was born March 21, 1936, in Glidden, Texas, the son of Reinhardt F. and Hilda Huls Chollett.

Chollett was united in marriage with Virginia Class on Sept. 20, 1992.

He was a former machinist for Yale Machine Works & Tool and room clerk at Smith Industries. He served in the U.S. Navy and was affiliated with the Lutheran faith.

Chollett was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife; a daughter; a son; two stepsons, Glenn Peikert of Sealy and Michael Peikert of Cat Spring; a brother, Howard Chollett of Glidden; and five step grandchildren, Jackie, Saskie, Marcel, Laura and Destiny Peikert.

Pallbearers were Johnny (sic) and Jacob Class. Henry Dee Lamberth, Robert and Ronnie Schriefer, Stephen Peikert, Aaron Scheffler and Henry Mazoch III.

Honorary pallbearers were Roy Cloat, Charlie Hosman, Lester Lamberth, James and Josh Chollett, Marcel Peikert, Bradley Berger and Kevin Orey.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, directors.

New Ulm Enterprise, June 8, 2000
Submitted by Martha Prince

Chollett, Wilhelm Friedrich "Willie"

Willie Chollett To Be Buried Today in Brune Cemetery

Funeral services for Willie Chollett, aged 88, were to be held this (Thursday) morning at 10 at Untermeyer Funeral home, with burial in Brune cemetery at Shaw's Bend. Pastor Raymond Durst of Ellinger Lutheran church was to officiate.

Mr. Chollett succumbed to a lingering illness Tuesday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Schobel, in Shaw's Bend, where he had been for the past 3 months. He and his wife made his home in Ellinger for about 10 years.

A native of Colorado county, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chollett. His birth date was April 4, 1872. A farmer all his adult life, he was a member of the Lutheran church.

His widow, the former Anna Koch, survives. The couple was married Nov. 11, 1897, in Shaw's Bend in a double ceremony with Mr. Chollett's sister, Wilhelmina, and Fred Fuchs. Mr. and Mrs. Fuchs are both dead.

Survivors include 4 sons, Alfred and Fred of Columbus, Rhinehard of Glidden and Alvin of Shaw's Bend and 4 daughters, Mrs. Schobel and Mrs. Monroe Kuhn of Shaw's Bend and Mrs. Alvin Koehl and Mrs. Milton Koehl of Ellinger; also 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

His grandsons were to be pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, February 2, 1961
Submitted by Martha Prince
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