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Fuchs, Albert Friedrich Wilhelm

Mr. Albert Fuchs

The death of Mr. Albert Fuchs, 24 years of age, occurred at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fuchs, at Shaws Bend last Monday morning caused by blood poison.

The infection took place in a carbuncle on the young man's thigh.

Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday, Rev. H. C. Fuermann of the Warrenton Lutheran Church officiating, and interment was made in the Brune Cemetery.

Deceased was born and reared on the farm of his parents. He is survived by the father and the mother, three brothers, John, Henry and William, and four sisters, Misses Mary, Frieda, Hilda and Lydia, to all of whom The Citizens extends sympathy

Colorado County Citizen, August 27, 1926
Submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, Byron Dale [Bryon]

Fuchs Rites at UCG

Services for Byron Fuchs, 18, were held Tuesday afternoon at Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Frank H. Horak Jr. officiating.

Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, where family graveside services will be held after the arrival of a brother, Wilfred. Employed by an oil company, he was working on a remote island off the coast of Nigeria, Africa, when he was cabled the news.

Pallbearers were Paul Gindler, Donn Klare, James Janda, Harvey Vornsand, Floyd Trefny and Kenneth Shaw.

Byron Dale Fuchs was born here October 31, 1948, the son of William and Olga Wienken Fuchs. He was confirmed in Weimar United Church of Christ June 2, 1963. He was graduated last spring at Weimar High School and was planning to enter Wharton Junior College this fall.

Byron was active in FFA work at Weimar High, a frequent show winner, and was a football letterman. This summer he had been working at McCall Sanders Egg Co.

He is survived by his parents; two brothers, Delbert, a junior student this fall at Texas A&I College, and Wilfred; and two sisters, Cathy, a freshman at Weimar High this fall, and Mrs. Boyce (Arva Nell) Needham of Gonzales.

(Death certificate spells his first name "Bryon"; newspaper account says "Byron".)

Weimar Mercury, August 10, 1967, page 4
Submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, Friedrich Johann Herman

Fred Fuchs was born November 10, 1876, in Yorktown, Texas. He was baptized in his infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in his youth. November 11, 1897, pastor J. Frehner married him to Wilhelmina Chollett of Shaws Bend. His occupation was farming. Eight children were born to him, 4 sons and 4 daughters, 2 of whom preceded him in death. Albert died in his early twenties and Lydia, Mrs. Nick Marsalia, in her early thirties. He is survived by his widow and 6 children: John Fuchs of Columbus; Mary, Mrs. Fritz Horndt of Columbus; Frieda, Mrs. Alvin Kansteiner of Weimar; Henry Fuchs of Ellinger; Hilda, Mrs. Alvin Horndt of Columbus and Willie Fuchs of Weimar; and also by 11 grandchildren. He died after a lingering illness on April 3, 1951, and his body was buried in Shaws Bend [Brune] cemetery after Christian funeral services in German in the home and in English in the church. We pray that God's Holy Spirit comfort the sorrowing and lonely widow and all other bereaved.

Newspaper unknown

Death came at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Rest home at Schulenburg, to Fred Fuchs, 74, lifelong resident of Shaw's Bend.

Funeral services will be under the direction of the Rev. G. Wolf at the family home at Shaw's Bend and later at the Shaw's Bend Lutheran church. Burial will be at Brune cemetery at Shaw's Bend under direction of Untermeyer Funeral home today at 2:30 p.m.

Mr. Fuchs, who was born Nov. 10, 1875, had been ill since last September. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Fred Chollett Fuchs.

Survivors include 3 sons, 3 daughters and 11 grandchildren. The sons are John and Henry Fuchs of Ellinger, and Willie Fuchs of Weimar. Daughters are Mrs. Alvin Horndt of Route 2, Columbus; Mrs. Fritz Horndt of Columbus; and Mrs. Alvin Kansteiner of Weimar. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.

Named as pallbearers are Herman Brune, W. H. Tietschert, Harry Hlinsky, Monroe Kuhn, Rudolph Schobel and Herman Balzer.

The Colorado County Citizen, April 5, 1951
Both submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, George Edward

Funeral Services For Rev. Fuchs 52, Held Friday

Funeral services for Rev. George E. Fuchs, 52, pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ and New Bielau Trinity Church the past two years, were held Friday afternoon, May 17, in the Weimar church. Burial was in the New Bielau Cemetery.

Rev. Carl Kluge of New Braunfels, who had been serving the two churches as supply pastor during Rev. Fuchs’ illness, gave the sermon. Also participating were Rev. John Mueller, president of Texas Synod, of Waco; Rev. W. J. Luthe, and Rev. F. H. Horak Jr., Houston; Rev. R. F. Kuretsch, New Braunfels; and Rev. F. J. Mehrtens of Schulenburg, who led the graveside services.

Each of a large group of ministers also repeated a scripture verse at the graveside.

Rev. Fuchs suffered a heart attack Feb. 23 and after a time in Youens Hospital was seemingly making a satisfactory recovery at his home. He had progressed to the point where he could be up most of the day and be taken for drives in the car. On the evening of May 15, however, he was stricken again, and succumbed a few minutes later.

George Edward Fuchs, a son of William J. and Ella Gilmore Fuchs, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, on August 13, 1910. After graduation from high school at Zanesville he entered Elmhurst in preparation for the ministry and was graduated in 1935 with an AB degree. After three more years of special training at Eden Seminary, he was graduated there with a BD degree. He was ordained to the ministry on June 16, 1935, in his home church. On the same day he married Miss Mildred Clapp.

Rev. Fuchs served three years at Milford, Nebraska, seven years at St. John’s Church in Griswold, Iowa, seven at St. Paul Church in Manhattan, Illinois, and nine years at St. Paul Church near Marlin, Texas, before accepting the call to serve the Weimar and New Bielau churches in the summer of 1961.

He was a member of the Weimar Rotary Club and the local Masonic lodge. His lodge brothers paid graveside tribute.

Surviving him in addition to his widow are two daughters , Judith Ann of Weimar and Carol Elaine, a student at Baylor University; and his mother, Mrs. Ella Fuchs of Zanesville, Ohio.

Fellow ministers here for the funeral, in addition to those named, were Rev. W. Wuerz, Ben Arnold; Rev. Paul Beaumer, Bryan; Rev. J. Johnson, Burton; Rev. E. M. Schaefer, Corpus Christi; Rev. D. Dollgener, Coupland; Rev. R. Mohr, Gay Hill; Rev. R. F. Buck Jr., Geronimo; Rev. J. Noonan, Houston; Rev. E. W. Wierth, Lockhart; Rev. B. Federwish, Lyons; Rev. M. G. Albright, Marion; Rev. Al. Hennig, Marlin; Rev. Ed Weltge, Needville; Rev. W. Royster, New Braunfels; Rev. F. Woelke, Kyle; Rev. R. Breitkruez, Orange Grove; Rev. E. H. Schwengel, Richland; Rev. Al Schwecke, Riesel; Rev. Wm. Scholze, San Antonio; Rev. C. J. Freudenberg, Seguin; Rev. Paul Kluge, Waco; Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Washington; and Rev. R. Maechtle of Eden Home, New Braunfels. Elmo Fischer, superintendent of Eden Home, also was here.

Weimar Mercury, May 23, 1963, pages 1 and 8

Fuchs, Henry Charles

Henry Fuchs, 60, Plant Switchman, Last Rites Held

Funeral services were held in Ellinger yesterday (Wednesday) for Henry Charles Fuchs, 60, who died Tuesday in Columbus hospital. Rev. A. E. Flathmann officiated and burial was in Brune cemetery at Shaws Bend.

He was born in Shaws Bend April 12, 1907, son of Fritz and Wilhelmina Chollett Fuchs. He was married at Hostyn Hill April 6, 1931, to Miss Vera Orsak. His wife survives.

He had lived in Ellinger for 20 years and was a switchman for Thorstenberg Materials Co. He was a member of the Lutheran church.

Besides his widow he is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Fritz Horndt, Shaws Bend; Mrs. Alvin Horndt, Columbus, Rt. 2, and Mrs. Alvin Kansteiner, Weimar, and 2 brothers, John…(clipping excluded the rest of this obituary. Henry did have two brothers: John Herman Friedrich Fuchs and Willie A. Fuchs. Another brother, Albert Wilhelm Friedrich Fuchs died in 1926.)

Colorado County Citizen, May 18, 1967
Submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, John H.


Funeral services were held for John H. Fuchs on Wednesday January 7, at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Pastor Lee Eschberger officiating.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Fuchs was born on February 19, 1899, in Shaws Bend to Fred Fuchs and Hermine Chollett Fuchs. He married Clara Belt Fuchs.

He was a lifetime resident and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ellinger.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clara Belt Fuchs.

Survivors include a son, Elton Fuchs of Houston, a sister, Mary Horndt of Shaws Bend; a brother, Willie Fuchs of Weimar and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Al Hinojosa, Mike Valdez, Tim Herman, Victor Fuchs, Willfred Fuchs, Milton Kansteiner.

Colorado County Citizen, January 15, 1987, page 2

Fuchs, Vera (Orsak)


Funeral services were held for Vera Orsak Fuchs, age 76, Monday, Sept. 12, an 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Ellinger under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Rosaries were held Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home and Monday at the Church. Burial was in Brune Cemetery in Shaws Bend. Msgr. Ben Mazurkieweiz officiated.

Vera Orsak Fuchs was born Jan. 14, 1912 in Rek Hill, Texas to John K. Orsak and Annie Mikues. She married Henry C. Fuchs on April 6, 1931. He died May 16, 1967.

Survivors include sisters-in-law: Willie Mae Orsak, La Grange and Mary Orsak, Ellinger; brothers-in-law: Sam Bonno, Houston and Willie A. Fuchs, Weimar and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leonard Orsak, Wilfred Fuchs,Sam Bonno, Jr., Sam Bonno III, John Bonno, and Chris Bonno. Honorary pallbearers were Lee Roy Matocha & Orch., Joe S. Bonno, Carl Sanders, Albert Prasifka, Edwin Kansteiner, Milton Kansteiner, Bobby Joe Marsalia and all nephews of Henry and Vera Fuchs.

Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 1988, page 2

Fuchs, Victor Harold

Victor H. Fuchs, Accident Victim, Buried Yesterday

Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Jecmenek Funeral home in Ellinger yesterday for Victor Harold Fuchs, 20, who was killed Saturday in an auto accident while on a vacation trip to Colorado.

Rev. Raymond Durst officiated and burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest cemetery of Columbus.

Victor, who was employed with a pipeline contractor in Snyder, was traveling in Colorado with a friend when the accident occurred. The friend is reported to be still unconscious in a hospital in Colorado.

Before moving to Snyder 10 months ago, Victor worked around Ellinger. He attended school in Santa Anna.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Fuchs of Fayetteville and an older brother, Elton, with whom he had lived in Snyder.

Members of the crew on which he had been working were pallbearers.

Colorado County Citizen, September 23, 1954
Submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, Wilhelmine "Minna" (Chollett)

Services for Mrs. Fuchs Are Held in Ellinger Saturday

Last rites were held at the Jecmenek funeral home in Ellinger Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Wilhelmina Fuchs, 78, who died in Ellinger the preceding day. Burial was in the Brune cemetery at Shaw's Bend with Rev. Raymond Durst officiating.

Mrs. Fuchs was born Wilhelmina Chollett in Colorado county Sept. 3, 1875. She was married to Fred Fuchs Nov. 11, 1897. Her husband died in 1951. She had spent all her life in Shaw's Bend until she moved to Ellinger in January.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Fritz Horndt, Mrs. Alvin Horndt of Shaw's Bend and Mrs. Alvin Kansteiner of Weimar, and 3 sons, John of Fayetteville, Willie of Weimar and Henry of Ellinger and one brother, William Chollett of Ellinger. Twelve grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were Walter Koehl, Harry Hlinsky, Fritz Balzer, Rudolph Schobel, Herman Brune and Awald Kansteiner.

Colorado County Citizen, May 20, 1954
Submitted by Martha Prince

Fuchs, Willie August

Willie A. Fuchs Funeral Services Held Dec. 6

Willie August Fuchs, 83, died Dec. 4 in his residence in the New Bielau area.

Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at Weimar United Church of Christ, with the Rev. “Skip” Sirnic officiating. Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jason Needham, Dane Needham, Nathan Fuchs, David Fuchs, Greg Wanjura, and Harvey Vornsand, Honary pallbearers were Wilburn Leppin, Billy Strunk, James Fehner, Franklin Addicks, and Leonard Stech.

Willie was born July 18, 1915 in Shaws Bend, Colorado Co., to Fred and Wilhelmina Chollette Fuchs. He not only was raised there but lived there two years after marrying Olga Wienken on Oct. 5, 1938.

Mr. Fuchs lived in this area from 1940 until his death. He was a dairy farmer/rancher and a member of UCC Brotherhood, UCC Church, and New Bielau Herman Sons Lodge.

He was preceded in death by : his son, Byron Fuchs; Grandsons, Wade Needham and Jess Holman; his brothers, Albert Fuchs, John Fuchs, and Henry Fuchs; sisters, Hilda Horndt, Mary Horndt, Frieda Kansteiner, and Lydia Marsalia.

Mr. Fuchs is survived by : his wife, Olga Wienken Fuchs; sons, Willfred Fuchs and wife Jeanne of Columbus, Delbert Fuchs of Weimar; daughters, Arva Nell Needham of Gonzales, and Cathy Holman and husband Phil of Weimar; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

The Weimar Mercury December 24, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
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