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Georg, August Carl


August Carl Georg died in Wharton Jan. 28, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Schultz, where he has made his home for the past 16 years.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Garwood Methodist church, Rev. Carl Froehner officiating.

Interment was in the Vox Populi [Lehrer] cemetery with the Wharton Funeral home directing.

Mr. Georg was born at Frelsburg June 22, 1891, and with his parents moved to the Vox Populi community, north of Garwood where he was engaged in farming until ill health in 1933 forced him to retire and spend the remaining years in the home of his sister, Mrs. Schultz.

During the past four years, Mr. Georg has been bedridden but always in a jovial mood and loved to have company, especially “the old timers” from Garwood with whom he could reminisce.

Mr. Georg was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Georg; three sisters, Mrs. Meta Wied, Mrs. Lizzie Wied and Mrs. Ida Schneider.

Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Schultz, Wharton; and Mrs. Emma Treybig, Garwood, and 12 nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were his nephews Albert and John Wied, El Campo; L. D. and Walter Wied, Garwood; Wilton Schultz, San Antonio; and Weine Schultz, Wharton; Honorary pallbearers were, Herbert Treybig, Galveston; G. C. Schmeeckle, Rosenberg, and Joe Mendell, Garwood.

Colorado County Citizen, February 3, 1949

Georg, Elsie (Werland)

Georg Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Mrs. Walter (Elsie) Georg, a lifelong resident of the Brushy community near Columbus were scheduled for this morning, Thursday, March 9, 1989, at 10:00 a.m. from Henneke Funeral Home In Columbus with Rev. Clarence Oestreich officiating.

Burial was to be in the Kaiser Cemetery at Brushy.

Mrs. Georg passed away Tuesday, March 7, in the Brookshire Nursing Home in Brookshire where she had resided for the past 3 months.

Born in Brushy August 19, 1905, she was the daughter of Otto and Johanna Becker Werland. She married Walter Georg on February 11, 1930. He preceded her in death on July 2, 1964.

Mrs. Georg was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church In Frelsburg.

Survivors include two daughters, Bernice Glascock and Verina Zatopek, both of Columbus; and two brothers. Albert Werland of Brushy and Arthur Werland of Frelsburg.

Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus was in charge of funeral arrangements.

New Ulm Enterprise, March 9, 1989, page 3

Georg, Henrietta (Brune)

Henrietta Brune Georg

Funeral services were held Sunday at Henneke Funeral Home for Mr. Henrietta Brune Georg, 85, of Frelsburg. The Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiated.

Burial was in Kaiser Cemetery at Brushy.

Mrs. Georg was born Jan. 16, 1893 in the Brushy community, the daughter of Florenz A. and Sophia Bruedigam Brune. She attended school at Pin Oak and Sealy, and moved with her parents to Frelsburg in 1913. As an infant she was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was confirmed after moving to Frelsburg.

She was married to Willie Georg on Nov. 2, 1916, and lived in the Frelsburg community all of' her life, where she and her husband were engaged in farming and, ranching.

She died at the Columbus Community Hospital June 9 after a long illness. She is survived by her husband, Willie Georg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Crockett and Jack Leyendecker, LeRoy and Lester Weishuhn, August and Anton Aschenbeck, Herbert Westphal and Charles Owens.

Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Colorado County Citizen, June 15, 1978, page 2

Georg, Ida M. (Venghaus)

Last rites for Mrs Ida M Georg, one of Colorado County oldest citizens, were held Nov 27 in Untermeyer Funeral Home with continued services in the Frelsburg Lutheran Church, Rev Milroy Gregor officiating. Burial was in the Frelsburg Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs Georg would have been 91 had she lived until Dec 1, she died Nov 25 after a brief illness.

Born in 1862 near Frelsburg, she was a daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Venghaus. Her Mother's maiden name was Johanna Schubert. Mrs Georg spent her entire life in the same community.

Survivors are 4 sons, Otto, Leo, Walter and Willie Georg; 4 daughters, Mesdames Henry Wagner, Fred Walling, Fred Aschenbeck and Ottilie Lilie; 2 brothers, Fred Venghaus of La Grange and Reinhold Venghaus of Columbus; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, August, Anton and Arthur Aschenbeck, John Wagner and Elo and Ewald Lilie.

Colorado County Citizen, December 6, 1956
Contributed by Terry Jackson

Georg, Leo Samuel

Leo Georg

Funeral services for Leo Georg, 70, of Columbus were held Tuesday at Henneke Funeral Home, with The Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating.

Burial was in Kaiser Cemetery in the Brushy community.

Mr. Georg died at his home in Columbus Sunday.

He was born Jan. 23, 1907 in Colorado County, the son of John and Ida Venghaus Georg. On June 24, 1942 he married Alma Lucille Midyett.

He was a member of the Lutheran Church and lived in Colorado County all of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. Michael Wick of Columbus and Mrs. Jim Dunlap of Bowie; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Wlling[sic] and Mrs. Alma Wagner, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Otillia Lilie of Frelsburg; two brothers, Willie Georg of. Frelsburg and Otto Georg of Columbus. and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dick Marek, Anton Aschenbeck, August Aschenbeck, Gary Sens, Charles Owens and Larry Paramore.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Leyendecker, Raymond Rau, Arthur Aschenbeck, Charles Gray. A. J. Sens and Wilton Stallman.

Colorado County Citizen, June 15, 1978, page 2

Georg, Lillie (Frnka)

Lillie Frnka Georg, 85, died at River Oaks Convalescent Center, April 8.  Mrs. Georg was born on Nov. 24, 1905 in Columbus.  Her parents were Mr. Joseph V. Frank and Anna Noska Frnka.  She was married to Otto L. Georg November 24, 1926 in Columbus.  He passed away January 11, 1991.  Services were held April 11 at 2 p.m. at the Henneke Funeral Home Chapel.  Pastor Robert Schlortt officiated.  Burial was in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.  Mrs. Georg was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-laws Louise & Weldon Neuendorff of Brenham and Dorothy & Charles Owens of Conroe.  Sisters are Roxie Frnka of Dallas; Ruby Driscoll of Dallas; Margaret Janicek of Wallis; and Mildred Hoeninghaus of Houston.  Sister-in-laws are Carrie Frnka of Austin; Eva Frnka and Alma Wagner of Columbus.  She had 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  Pallbearers were Carlas Sens, Gary Sens, Jacob Sens, Weldon Neuendorff, Charles Owens, Fredrick Hoeninghaus.  Honorary pallbearers were Keith Neuendorff, Marie Owen, Gena Owen, and Cynthia Hamad.

The Colorado County Citizen, April 17, 1991, Pg. 2
Submitted by David Hahn

Georg, Walter  W.


Funeral services for Walter Georg, one time farmer and painter of the Brushy area, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday in Untermeyer Funeral home here and at Trinity Lutheran church in Frelsburg.  Rev. H. L. Anderson of Columbus and Rev. Harold Fehler of Frelsburg officiated.  Mr. Georg died in Columbus hospital Saturday after an illness of over 9 months.  He was born July 13, 1902, a son of John and Ida Venghaus Georg and was baptized Dec. 19 of that year in Frelsburg by Pastor Lentz.  He was confirmed in the Lutheran church Sept. 16, 1917 by Pastor Gus Sillat.  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elsie Werland Georg, who he married Feb. 11, 1930; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lanny (Verina) Zatopek and Mrs. Tommy (Bernice) Zeiner, both of Columbus; 3 brothers, Willie Georg of Frelsburg, Otto and Leo Georg of Columbus; 4 sisters, Mrs. Johanna Aschenbeck of Shelby, Mrs. Otillia Lilie, Mrs. Fred, (Selma) Walling and Mrs. Henry (Alma) Wagner of Columbus, and a number of nieces and nephews.  A son died in infancy and a sister, Bertha, died sometime ago.  Nephews were pallbearers, including Anton and August Aschenbeck, Elo Lilie, Clyde Werland, John Wagner and Weldon Neuendorff.  Burial was in the Kaiser cemetery near Brushy.

The Colorado County Citizen, July 30, 1964
Submitted by David Hahn

Georg, Willie

Funeral Services For Willie Georg

Funeral Services for Willie Georg of Frelsburg were held Wednesday, March 10, at the Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Clarence James officiating.

Interment was in the Kaiser Cemetery near Brushy.

Mr. Georg died at the Columbus hospital March 8, at the age of 88.

Born March 14, 1893 in Frelsburg, he was the son of John and Ida Venghaus Georg. He married Henrietta Brune on November 2, 1916 and was a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg area.

His wife, Henrietta preceded him in death.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Alma Wagner and Mrs. Selma Walling of Columbus; one brother, Otto Georg of Columbus; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Anton Aschenbeck, Jack Leyendecker, Lester Weishuhn, Leroy Weishuhn, Herbert Westphal, Charles Owen and David Leyendecker.

New Ulm Enterprise March 18, 1982, page 1

George, Albert

Albert George, born March 17th, 1862 in Cooper County, Mo. Died at his home here in Rock Island, Sunday afternoon, following a short illness.

Mr. George was married to Martha Belle Baxter Oct. 30, 1904 and moved to his present home here in Rock Island in October of 1910. He had been a member of the Baptist church for the past 50 years and was very active in every part of church work. In his passing the church and community has lost a valuable member. He is survived by his widow and one sister, Mrs. Maggie George of Mo.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Wyatt of Columbus conducting, and interment was made in Myrtle cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, November 15, 1934
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

George, Clarence Anton

Clarence George Dies of Heart Attack

Relatives and friends were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Clarence George of Rock Island. He suffered a heart attack while working cattle on his horse and died shortly after dismounting at 6 o'clock p.m., Monday, May 13. Funeral services are tentatively set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 from the Shatto Funeral Home in Columbus with interment in the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Mr. George was to be fifty one year of age today, May 14. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy George of Rock Island: one son, David George of Rock Is., one daughter, Mrs. Ross (Patsy) . . . of Beesville; his mother, Mrs. H. R. George of Glidden; one sister, Mrs. Jessie Poenitzsch of Sealy and a number of other relatives and friends. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family on the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 16, 1974
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

George, Dorothy Ann (Kansteiner)


Funeral services were held for Dorothy Ann George Tuesday, December 8 from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Monsignor Victor Schmidtzinsky officiating.

Burial was at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island.

Dorothy George was born March 18, 1928 in Mentz to Arnold Kansteiner and Teckla Kusey. She married Clarence George September 23, 1948 in Mentz.

She was a housewife and a Catholic. She was also a nurse's aid in Columbus Hospital for many years.

Mrs. George was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Survivors include one daughter Patricia George of Jacksonville, Florida; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Ray Ann George of Conroe; two sisters and two brother-in-laws, Myrtle Kotrla and Alfred of Columbus and Gladys Holen and Joe of Williston, North Dakota.

Pallbearers were Charles Andrews, Bill Kristen, Ed Wanjura, Mike Lima, Al Kotrla and J. A. Blackman.

Colorado County Citizen, December 17, 1987

George, Gussie Annie (Nelson)


Mrs. Gussie Annie George, 97, of, Glidden died Last Monday at River Oaks Nursing Home.

She was born in Weimar on Aug. 28. 1891, to Henry and Minnie Witt Nelson. She married Herman Roy George who preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1944.

She was a housewife and was a member of the Glidden Baptist Church. She had lived in Glidden for 63 years.

Services were held last Wednesday at Henneke Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Maddou officiating, and she was buried in the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Survivors include five grandchildren, Allen Poenitzsch of Sealy, Leonard R. Poenitzsch of Columbus, Lurraine Lima of Houston, Patricia Johnson ofJacksonville, Florida, and David George of Conroe. She also has six great grandscbildren[sic].

Pallbearers were Raymond Heine, L. H. Barrett, Warren Wilburn, Pete Besch, Shorty Besch and Al Wayne Radke.

Colorado County Citizen, October 5, 1988, page 2

George, Herman Roy

Herman Roy George Interred Wednesday

Funeral services were held at 3 p. m. Wednesday at Columbus Funeral Home for Herman Roy George, 55. Interment was in Odd Fellows Rest with the Rev. C. B. Diltz of the Methodist church officiating.

He died at his home at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after having been ill for some time.

Mr. George was born on August 5, 1889 at Boerne, a son of Herman George, also a native of that place. He had been a resident of Glidden for 19 years and was a member of the Methodist church. Prior to his death he had been employed at Harbert's garage in Columbus.

Surviving are his widow; a daughter Mrs. Lawrence Poenitzsch, a son Clarence, with the U. S. Marines somewhere in the South Pacific; and three brothers, Louis, Emil and Ernest.

Colorado County Citizen, December 28, 1944

George, Winnie (Waddell)

Mrs. George Died Suddenly At Home On Tuesday Night

Death Is Shock To Community; Funeral For Life Long Resident Of Eagle Lake Is Held Yesterday Afternoon.

Truly, in the midst of life, we are in death and it is but a step from the rose tints of health to the depth of the grave. This was once more forcibly taught us by the sudden passing of Mrs. C. M. George at her home in this city at about 9 o’clock Tuesday night.

Mrs. George had spent the day and evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. Justin Smith, who has been seriously ill. She seemed in the enjoyment of perfect health, and only a few days ago told friends that she was feeling better than she had felt for some time, though during Tuesday afternoon she complained of a headache.

Her death was sudden and unexpected, she having suffered a heart attack and passed away within a few minutes. Her death came as a great shock to her husband, her parents, her sisters and brother and to her friends, and has cast a gloom over the entire community.

Mrs. George’s maiden name was Miss Winnie Waddell. She was forty-four years of age and was born and reared in Eagle Lake, being well known both in town and country. For many years she served efficiently as chief operator at the local telephone exchange, and within recent years was connected with the grocery department of the Frank Stephens Company, and through these positions gained a wide acquaintance with the public of this section.

She was a Christian woman, having given her heart and life to her Lord in childhood. From youth she was a member of the Methodist church, being constant in attendance upon and active in the service of the sanctuary. She was a faithful and untiring worker in her church and all its branches.

Mrs. George was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Waddell of this city, and grew to womanhood here. As a child and a young lady she was a general favorite with all who knew her; possessing the graces of manner and disposition that make and hold friends.
She was married on July 6, 1919, to Mr. C. M. George of this city.

The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon and although the weather was cold and disagreeable, a great crowd of sympathizing friends came to pay respect to the remains of one they had loved and to mingle their tears with the bitter tears of sorrowing loved ones. Rev. J. C. Wilson of Edna, a former Methodist pastor here, conducted a soothing and beautiful service. He was assisted in the services by Rev. N. G. Ozment, local Methodist pastor. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. George is survived by her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Waddell, four sisters, Mrs. Justin Smith of this city; Mrs. Duke Eggers and Mrs. Claude White of Houston and Mrs. Maurice Goodson of Eagle Lake, and one brother, Phillip E. Waddell of this city.

Truly it is sad to see one so strong and so useful called from life almost in the twinkling of an eye, and deep sorrow reigns over the hearts of many who loved her dearly because she is no more. The stricken husband, the heart-broken mother and father, and the sorrowing sisters and brothers and all the bereaved have the abiding sympathy of their many friends in their loneliness and sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 11, 1933
Transcribed by Judy Talkington


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