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Guenther, Anton

Funeral Services Held at Weslaco For Anton Guenther

Funeral services for Anton A. Guenther, 61, of Weslaco, were held in St. Pius Church of that city Thursday, Jan. 21, with burial in Highland Memorial Park. Services at Martin-McCaleb Funeral Home preceded the Requiem Mass.

Rev. Seidel OMI, of Weslaco, and Rev. Arnold Anders of San Antonio, a nephew, officiated in the services.

A native of Colorado County and longtime resident of Weimar and Schulenburg, Mr. Guenther died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Knapp Methodist Hospital, after a long illness.

He had retired from his job with Railway Express and as a citrus grower. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Pius X Catholic Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie Guenther of Weslaco; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Marsh of Pharr; three sons, Le Roy Guenther of Donna, Thomas Guenther of El Paso and James Guenther of Farmington, New Mexico; 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Joe Guenther of Houston, Charles Guenther of Schulenburg and Edward Guenther of Weimar; and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Anders of Dubina, Mrs. Rosa Schneider and Mrs. Adela Schneider of Weimar.

Preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and one brother.

Frank Andres Jr. of Weimar was among those from out of town attending the services.

Pallbearers were Henry Goedrich of McCook, J. D. Hintner and James Hintner of Weslaco, Frank Kaml of Donna, Raymond Shafer of San Benito, and Dolson Jackson of Mercedes. All members of the Holy Name Society were honorary pallbearers.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, February, 4, 1965
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Guenther, Anton R.

A. R. Guenther, 65, to be Buried Here Tomorrow

Funeral services for Anton R. Guenther, 65, of Houston, former resident of Weimar, will be held from Hubbard Funeral Home at 4 o’clock tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, Aug. 27, with Rev. C. Emigholz officiating. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

Previous services were to be held this afternoon in Houston from where the body was to be brought here afterward to lie in state tonight and Friday.

Mr. Guenther, who had lived in Houston the past 31 years, was a retired employee of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. His death occurred in Methodist Hospital early Wednesday morning, after an illness of several years.

A native of Weimar, he married Mrs. Olga Buske at the Lutheran church here. After several years they moved to Houston.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Olga Guenther of Houston, a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Lyons of New Brunswick, N. J., a sister, Victoria, and several other relatives.

Weimar Mercury, August 27, 1948
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Guenther, Emilie (Schneider)

Last Rites Held For Mrs. Hy. Guenther, 66, Saturday A.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emilie Schneider Guenther, 66, were held Saturday morning from the Hubbard Funeral Home with services at St. Michael's Church at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Vaclav Bily officiating.

Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews of the deceased, namely: Reinhardt Schneider, Helmuth Schneider, Herbert Schneider, Robert Kosler, Leo Kunz and Edward Guenther.

Mrs. Guenther had been in ill health for about three months, death occurring Thursday morning at the family home here.

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schneider and was born in Weiskirchen, Austria on December 17, 1876. She came to this country with her parents in 1880, landing at Galveston. Later the family came to Colorado County. She had lived in this country 63 years. On January 7, 1896, she was married to Mr. Henry Guenther, Sr. and to this union five children were born.

Survivors are her husband, Henry Guenther, Sr.; two daughters, Miss Hilda Guenther of Weimar and Mrs. Henrietta Mesik of El Campo; two sons, Henry Guenther, Jr., of Weimar and Pvt. Edmund Guenther of Brooks Field. One daughter died in infancy. Other survivors are four brothers, Ferd. and Emil Schneider of Weimar and Edward and Ernest Schneider of Floresville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Winkler of High Hill. Three grandchildren also survive.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved.

Among those from out-of-town at attending the funeral were:

From Schulenburg, Mrs. Frank Winkler, Adela and Otto Winkler, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Guenther, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Guenther and son, Mrs. Fred Stanzel, Miss Tillie Brossmann, Miss Clara Schindler, Miss Mary Christ, Mrs. Henry A Winkler and daughter, Leona, B. C. Schlottman, Mrs. H. W. Eck, Ed Seidenberger, F. A. Krischke, Chas. Krischke, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Demel; from Shiner, Mrs. Frank J. Winkler, Mrs. Frank Stach and daughter, Geneva, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Emken, Mr. Frank Seidenberger, Sr., and sons, Henry and Albert, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Seidenberger, Jr.;

From Floresville, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Schneider and daughter, Mrs. E. J. Schneider, John Schneider, Ernest W. Schneider, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kasper; Chas. Kosler of Rosenberg; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Sohr and Mrs. Joe Matzke of Damon; Mr. and Mrs. Ed W. Matzke and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripper and family of Eagle Lake; Mr. and Mrs. H. Guenther of Hungerford; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kosler of League City; Mrs. Ben Kempe and Foye Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kowald and Iris of Karnes City; Dr. and Mrs. John Guenther of La Grange; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mezik and son of El Campo.

From San Antonio, Pvt. And Mrs. Edmund H. Guenther, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ziese and Shirley, Mr. and Mrs. Helmuth Schneider, Mrs. Elo Kuhn and Lillie Mae, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guenther, Mrs. Joe Ulman, Mrs. Chas. Stoeltje;

From Nada, Mrs. Frank Kosler, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Labay and Gladys, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frnka and Leroy, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wied and children, Misses Gertrude, Mary Ann and Regina Staff;

From El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Schneider, Mrs. A. J. Dornak and baby, Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Mazoch and children.

Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1943
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Guenther, Frank A.

Final Rites for Frank Guenther, 80, Christmas Eve

Funeral services for Frank A. Guenther, 80, retired farmer, who succumbed to six-months illness last Friday at Youens Hospital, were held Sunday morning, Dec. 24, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church. [Interment made in St. Michael's Cemetery.]

Very Rev. Anthony F. Drozd was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem mass, assisted by Rev. Alois J. Goertz as Deacon, and Rev. Arnold Anders of Victoria, a grandson of the deceased, as subdeacon.

A retired farmer, Mr. Guenther had spent 54 years of his life in this vicinity. Born January 2, 1870, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Joe and Magdaline Guenther, he moved here as a young man. In 1892 at High Hill he married Miss Mary Dreitner, and they settled at Schulenburg. HIs wife preceded him in death July 14, 1940. Mr. Guenther was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. F. J. Anders, Mrs. Otto Schneider, Mrs. Reinhard F. Schneider, all of Weimar; sons, Joe of Houston, Frank of Seguin, Charles of Schulenburg, Anton of San Benito, and Edward of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. Joe Blaschke of Schulenburg; two brothers, Henry of Westhoff and Edward J. of Gordon; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were these grandsons; Walter Schneider, James Guenther, Frank Guenther, Arthur Anders, and Frank Anders.

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 1950, pages 1 and 4

Guenther, Henry Sr.

Hy. Guenther, Sr., Businessman Here, Dies Sunday Night

Mr. Henry Guenther. Sr., 74. passed away at the family residence in Weimar Sunday night after a two-weeks illness. He had suffered a stroke about two weeks ago.

Funeral services were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home at 9:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with Requiem Mass at St. Michael's Church at 9:45, with the Msgr. Joseph Szymanski officiating, being assisted by Father Vaclav Bily and Father Pesek. Interment was made in the St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Henry Schneider, Alfred Schneider, Pfc. Leo Guenther, Alfred Guenther and Herman Guenther.

Mr. Guenther was a son of the late John and Johanna Guenther and was born in Yasnik, Austria, on October 28, 1869, coming to America with his family when one year old, in the year 1870. The Guenther family settled in Fayette County. He was united in marriage to Miss Emilie Schneider on January 7, 1896, the the ceremony taking place in Weimar.

Mr. Guenther was in business in Weimar for more than fifty years, conducting his business up to the time of his death. He was a member of the Catholic Church, St. Joseph Society and Sons of Hermann.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Hilda Guenther and Mrs. Henrietta Mezik of Weimar; two sons, Henry Guenther, Jr., of Weimar and Edmund Guenther of San Antonio. One daughter died in infancy. Three grandchildren also survive. Other survivors Include two brothers, John of Weimar and Joe of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Schneider of Floresville, Mrs. Frank S. Kosler of Nada and Mrs. Charlie Kunz of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 19, 1944, page 1

Guenther, Herbert G.

Herbert Guenther Funeral Services Held Nov. 29

Herbert G. Guenther, 78, of Weimar died on Nov. 27. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 29 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed in the St. Michael Mausoleum.

Herbert was born on Jan. 23, 1927 in Weimar to Otto and Annie (Heger ) Guenther.

He married Lillian (Lux) Guenther on Jan. 16, 1950 in Schulenburg.

Mr. Guenther was a truck driver for Herder Truck Lines for 40 years and lived his whole life in Weimar.

He had a lifetime passion for raising cattle.

He is survived by his wife; and daughter, Peggy Guenther.

He is also survived by his brother, Jimmy Guenther of Weimar; sisters, Delores Michalcik of Houston and Dorothy Mae Thumann of Houston; and two grandsons, Preston and Clayton.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gilbert Guenther; and sister, Leona Janda.

Altar servers were Preston Langhoff, Clayton Langhoff and Colten Smith.

Pallbearers were Charles L. Bittner, Eugene Hoffmann, Mark Janda, Chad Kloesel and Kenneth Rabel.

Weimar Mercury, December 1, 2005

Guenther, Hilda Gold

Hilda Guenther Services Held On Nov. 3

Hilda Guenther, 90, of Weimar, died at Schulenburg Regency on Monday, October 31.

She was born on November 3, 1920, to Rudolph and Amelia (Ulbrich) Gold in Weimar.

She married Oscar Guenther on August 11, 1947, in Nada.

Hilda was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and the St. Anne’s Society.

She loved cooking lunch for her grandchildren during school, baking, and canning.

Hilda also loved her trips with her friends and family and enjoyed watching game shows.

She is survived by her daughters: Debbie and husband Bobby Koenig of Weimar, Diane and husband Tommy Hadash of Weimar, sons Donald and wife Sandi Guenther of Houston, Dennis and wife Cindy Guenther of Bastrop, David and wife Sandra Guenther of Houston.]

Surviving sisters are Bernita and husband Edward Korenek of Nada, Lily Raaz of Gonzales, and brother Walter Gold of Nada.

Hilda had eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three brothers.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 3, at St. Michael Church with nephew, Father Greg Korenek; nephew, Father Paul Raaz, and Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael Cemetery in Weimar.

Pallbearers were Craig Mechura, Mike Vasek, Greg Cowart, Alfred Pavlu, Scott Guenther, Jason Guenther, and Jonathan Hadash.

The Weimar Mercury, November 17, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed bySandra Long Anders


Guenther, Hilda Marie

Funeral for H. Guenther Held June 30

Miss Hilda Marie Guenther of Weimar, a retired store clerk, died at 11 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in Youens Memorial Hospital, a few hours after being admitted. She was 86.

Miss Guenther was born in Weimar on June 27, 1899, a daughter of Henry and Emelia (Schneider) Guenther. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Ann Society. Those organizations held rosary services Saturday night and Sunday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30 from St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Wm. Halata officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Guenther and John Guenther of El Campo, Frank Baca and Keith Baca of Seguin, and James Mezik of Killeen.

Miss Guenther is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Mezik of El Campo, two brothers, Henry and Edmund, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, July 11, 1985
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Guenther, Johan

Death of John Guenther

John Guenther, a well known retired farmer of this community, who died on the 10th and was buried at St. Michael's cemetery in this city, was born at Neudeschein, Germany, in 1837; emigrated to this country, settling at High Hill, in 1870; resided a number of years in the vicinity of High Hill. His wife preceded him to the grave in 1894. He spent many years of his life in the vicinity of Weimar, where he was known and respected by all, being a quiet, peaceable, industrious citizen; one who ever proved himself a substantial neighbor and friend to all. He leaves three sons, Henry, John and Joseph, all of this section, and four daughters, Mrs. Ed. Schneider, Mrs. Jos. Matzke, of Borden, Mrs. F. J. Kosler and Mrs. Chas. Kunz, to all of whom the heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1913

Guenther, Johanna

Mrs. Guenther, mother of our townsman, Mr. Henry Guenther, died at the family residence several miles west of Weimar, and was buried in the St. Michael’s cemetery last Sunday afternoon. A large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites. Our deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1904, page 4

Guenther, John A.

Funeral Rites for John A. Guenther, 73, Held Monday

Funeral services for John A. Guenther, 73-year-old farmer of this section who died May 30 at his home in Wildwood were held at the Hubbard Funeral Home Monday with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. He had been ill about two months.

Monsignor Jos. J. Szymanski conducted the final rites.

Pallbearers were Leo Kainer, Alfred Guenther, Charlie Kosler, Adolf RabeL and Hy. Guenther.

Born May 1, 1873, at High Hill, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther. His first marriage was to Pauline Rabel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Rabel, at Weimar; to this union were born nine children, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. Emma Sohr of Damon, Mrs. Hattie Heger of Weimar; Mrs. Pauline Kuhn of San Antonio; Mrs. Sophie Stern, Otto A. Guenther, Edmund F. Guenther, and Herman Guenther, all of Weimar. Mary Guenther died at the age of 6 and Millie, at the age of 3.

On August 18, 1918, at Columbus, Mr. Guenther married Miss Theresa Gobal[d], daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gobal[d]. Five children were born to this union all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Edna KIesel, Leo Guenther, Oscar Guenther, John Guenther,and Fred Guenther, all of Weimar. One step-son Henry Guenther of Hungerford, also survives, as well as fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Other survivors are one brother, Joe Guenther of San Antonio; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schneider, Floresville; and Mrs. Louisea Kosler, Nada. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna Matzke and Mrs. Pauline Kunz, are deceased.

The Mercury extent sympathy to the survivors.

Weimar Mercury, June 7, 1946, page 1

Guenther, John B.


Funeral services for John B. Guenther, 76, long-time Weimar resident whose death occurred Friday at the family residence, were held here Sunday at St. Michael's Church, with the Rev. Louis Blinka officiating. Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery.

The deceased was a native of Austria, where he was born April 26, 1864. At an early age, he moved, along with his parents, to America, the family settling in this section. His wife expired on Nov. 15, 1929.

Survivors include: three sons. John, Otto, and Edward Guenther, all of Weimar; three daughters. Mrs. John Sebesta of Columbus, Mrs. Henry Miksch and Mrs. Edward Guenther of Weimar; three brothers, Frank Guenther of Weimar, Henry of Westhoff, Edward of Plainview; two sisters. Mrs. John Winkler of San Antonio, and Mrs. Joe Blaska of Schulenburg. Other survivors include eleven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were three grandsons: Alvin and George Sebesta. Henry Miksch; and three nephews: Charlie Blaska. Anton Guenther, and Edmund Guenther.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved.

Weimar Mercury, June 28, 1940, page 1

Guenther, John J.

Car Slips Off Jack, Kills Farmer, 66

John J. Guenther, 66-year-old Wildwood area farmer, died shortly after noon Friday, about an hour and a half after his car slipped off a bumper jack and caught his head against a concrete flour[sic].

The physician who examined him at the scene and treated him at Youens Hospital said the injury caused fatal bleeding in the area of the brain. He said there appeared to be no other injuries of a serious nature.

The tragic accident happened at Otto Berger’s repair shop about a mile east of Weimar, while Berger was repairing the Guenther car. Guenther’s wife and daughter had accompanied him to town, stopping to visit at a relative’s home nearby.

As Berger related it, the jack, a type commonly used in garages and not the kind carried in cars, was under the front bumper while he was working under the middle section of the car. Guenther had crawled partly under from time to time and when Berger located the exact trouble, Guenther asked to be shown where it was.

As they were both under the car, Berger notice it was moving and he shouted a warning to Guenther. Berger, lying on a wheeled dolly was able to get out quickly, but Guenther didn’t make it. He was under the from part when the car came off the jack.

The car rolled backward about 15 yards, and the jack also fell over. Berger said he did not see the actual blow but believes that either the front bumper or the jack struck Guenther.

Mrs. Berger summoned the doctor and Guenther remained conscious during the doctor’s examination, afterward walking, with some assistance, to the doctor’s car.

Funeral services were held Monday morning, June 15, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Henry O. Rolf officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were John Heger, Jerry Kubenka, Arthur Oncken, Robert Walzel, Teddy Rerich, and Henry Hudec.

John J. Guenther was born July 31, 1897, near Weimar, the son of John F. and Magdalene Guenther. He married Miss Theresa Kosler in 1926, and they had farmed in this area ever since. He was a member of St. Michael’s Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Miss Mildred Guenther, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Ed. (tillie) Guenther and Mrs. Henry (Mary) Miksch of Weimar and Mrs. Pauline Sebesta of El Campo. Two brothers, Ed and Otto, preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1964, page 1

Guenther, Johnny

J. Guenther Services Held on July 13

Johnny Guenther, 83, of Spring passed away on July 11.

He was born on June 30, 1928 in Weimar to John and Theresa Guenther.

He was preceded in death by son, John Michael Guenther, grandson, Chrostopher Cox, granddaughter, Angela Guenther, and daughter-in-law, Linda Guenther.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife Gladys Guenther; children Kathy Cox and husband David, Kenneth Guenther and wife Missy, Karen Jones and husband Jerry, Paul Guenther and wife Cheryl, Patrick Guenther and wife Kathy, sixteen grand children; six great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 13, at St. Edward Catholic Church in Sparing, with rite of committal in the Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the charity of your choice.

The Weimar Mercury, July 20, 2011, page 2A
Transcribed by Cathleen Witt Dunne

Guenther, Josef

An aged German farmer named Guenther died and was buried last Sunday. [Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 21, 1902, page 5

Guenther, Joseph A.

Jos. Guenther Funeral Held Here March 21

Funeral services for Joseph A. Guenther 93, of Weimar, were held Tuesday, March 19(sic), from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Arnold Anders and Rev. John Bily officiating. Burial was in the parish Cemetery.

Guenther, a veteran of both World War l and World War II, died at 1 a.m. on March 19 at Trinity Lutheran Nursing Home in Shiner.

Born Dec. 10, 1893, in Fayette County, he was a son of Frank A. and Mary (Dreitner) Guenther. He never married. He served in the U.S. Army from 1916 to 1919 and from 1942 to 1943. He was a mechanic by trade. He lived in Houston about 47 years and with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Emmel of Rt. 3, Weimar the past three years.

His only immediate survivor is a brother Edward O. Guenther. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Sisters and brothers who preceded him in death were Rosie Schneider, Annie Anders, Charles Guenther, Dehlia Schneider, Frank Guenther and Anton Guenther.

Serving as pallbearers were Alvin Emmel, Milton. Bahmfalk, Patrick Anders, Willie Barton, Bobby Guenther and Joe Seifert.

Weimar Mercury, March 22, 1989, page 6

Guenther, Josephine Anna (Herring)


Josephine Anna Guenther, 86, died on Oct. 31 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.

Services for her were held on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Columbus under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Father Tim Kosler officiated. A rosary was recited Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the funeral home.

Josephine Anna Guenther was born on April 16, l902 in Westphalia to John L. Herring and Hedwig Matzke. She married Otto Joe Guenther on Nov. 22, 1927. He preceeded[sic] her in death on August 19,1958. She was a homemaker and a Columbus resident for the past 40 years.

Burial was in St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Albert E. Hoelscher, Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Drymalla, Eagle Lake and Mrs. Adele Klimple, Stafford; nine grandchildren Thomas Hoelscher, Kenneth Hoelscher, Larry Hoelscher, Allen Hoelscher, Jeanette Burrell, Marilyn Melnar, Carolyn Hilscher, Suzanne Clopton and Karen Jordan, and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Terry Davidson, Leroy Drymalla, Leon Herring, Gerald Herring, George Sebesta and Johnny Drymalla.

Colorado County Citizen, November 9, 1988, page 2

Guenther, Lillian (Lux)

Lillian Guenther Funeral Service Held Feb. 3

Lillian Guenther, 79, of Weimar died Feb. 2 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

She was born in Schulenburg on Jan. 14, 1929, to Ferdinand Lux and Selma (Hollas) Lux.
She married Herbert Guenther in Schulenburg on Jan. 16, 1950.

She was a devoted member of St. Michael Church in Weimar.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Feb. 3, at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed in St. Michael Mausoleum.

Pallbearers included Charles Bittner, Jim Hilscher, Michael Melnar, Mark Melnar, Frank Petter and Clyde Skarke.

She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Guenther of Weimar; twin sister, Isabel Skarke and two grandsons, Preston and Clayton Langhoff.

She was preceded in death by her husband in November 2005.

Weimar Mercury, February 7, 2008, page 2a

Guenther, Magdalena (Beyer)


The sad death of Mrs. Magdalena Guenther, beloved wife of Mr. John B. Guenther, respected farmer of this community, was reported Tuesday at the family home. The funeral took place Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock with services at St. Michael’s Church, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Guenther was born May 20, 1870, at Jasnick, Germany, came to this country at the age of 5 years, was married to Mr. Guenther in November, 1888, in the Catholic Church at Dubina, departed this life on Nov. 15, 1938. She is survived by six children, as follows: Mrs. John Sebesta, Columbus; Mrs. Henry Miksch, Weimar; Mrs. Edward Guenther, San Antonio; John, Otto and Eddie Guenther of Weimar; also ten grandchildren.

Mrs. Guenther was a good christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, and highly regarded by all her friends and neighbors. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section.

Weimar Mercury, November 18, 1938, page 1

Guenther, Marie

Mary Guenther

Mary, the 6-year-old daughter of John A. Guenther and wife, respected residents of this section, died and was buried at St. Michael's cemetery Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Father Strobel officiating. In the death of their bright little daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Guenther have the sympathy of all our people.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1916
Tramscribed by Judy Talkington

Guenther, Mary (Dreitner)

Mrs. Frank Guenther Laid to Rest Tuesday

Mrs. Frank A. Guenther, aged 70 years, three months and twenty-nine days, passed away at the family home in the New Brunn section last Sunday. She had been in ill health for the past three years.

Mrs. Guenther (nee Mary Dreitner) was born in Weiskrich, Austria, Europe, March 15, 1870, and came to the United States in 1881. The family made their home in the Middle Creek section. In 1891, she was united in marriage to Frank Guenther at High Hill and the family remained at Middle Creek for seventeen years. They then moved to the New Brunn section where they have lived for the past 42 years. She was a devout member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Weimar, and was a member of the St. Anne’s Society of that Church. All her life she had worked hard to rear a family of fine children and this she did well. She was always optimistic and cheerful. During her lifetime she was never seriously ill until about three years ago, and until the very last she held a strong hope for recovery. She could always see the sunlight even in the darkest days of her life.

Funeral services were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday morning, followed by services at the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Interment was in the St. Michael’s Cemetery. Msgr. Szymanski officiated at the last sad rites.

Surviving are her husband, Frank Guenther; and the following children: Mrs. Frank Anders of Dubina, Mrs. Otto Schneider of Weimar, Mrs. Reinhart Schneider of Borden; Joe Guenther of Houston and Frank, Charlie and Anton Guenther of Schulenburg and Edward Guenther at home; one brother, Anton Dreitner of Weimar and twenty-four grand children. One daughter, Pauline, died in 1902 at the age of one year, and one sister died in 1909.

Pall bearers were: Edward, Joe and Henry Dreitner, Arthur and Frank Anders and Frank Kainer.

The Sticker, along with the many other friends of the family, tenders sincere sympathy to the bereaved.

The Schulenburg Sticker, July 19, 1940
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Guenther, Oscar

Oscar Guenther Services Held, August 1

Funeral services for Oscar Guenther, 72, of Weimar were held Aug. 1 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. John Bily, Rev. Greg Korenek of Victoria, and Rev. Paul Raaz of San Antonio officiating.

Burial followed in the parish cemetery.

Guenther died July 30 at his home of a heart attack.

Guenther was born April 27, 1925 to John A. and Theresa (Gobald) Guenther at Osage. He attended school at Wildwood.

On Aug. 11, 1947 he married Hilda Gold at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada. They lived in Houston until 1962 at which time they moved to Weimar. They have lived here for 35 years.

Guenther served as Staff Sergeant in. World War II in the 85th Division, 339 Infantry from August 1943 until August 1945 in Italy. He earned the EAME Theatre Ribbon with three battle stars, good conduct medal, bronze star and victory medal.

He was employed at M-G Inc. in Houston until 1962 when he transferred to Weimar as Assistant Manager until his retirement in 1987.

He was active in veterans and church organizations:

Guenther was a member of St. Michael Church, Knights of Columbus and was a Catholic Life Insurance sales representative for 25 years.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he was a past commander and chairman of the board of directors.

He was also present Officer of Day and has been chairman of the board of directors for the Veterans Memorial Park for several years. He was also a past quarter master.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Henry and Fred.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda; two daughters, Debbie Koenig and husband Bobby of Dubina, Diane Hadash and husband Tommy of Weimar; three sons, Donald and wife Sandi (Barcak), David and wife Sandra (Kasparek) both of Houston and Dennis of Bastrop.

Eight grandchildren include: Scott Guenther of Huntsville, Jason Guenther of Houston, Nikki Cowart, Natalie, Erica, and Heather Koenig of Dubina, Jonathan and Lindsay Hadash of Weimar.

Also surviving are a sister, Edna Klesel of Houston; two brothers. Leo of Weimar and Johnnie of Houston.

Serving as pallbearers were Scott Guenther and Jason Guenther, both grandsons, Harvey Bartosh, Dennis Herzik, Allen Hoelscher, Charlie Mazoch, Kenneth Hollas and Al Kasparek.

Weimar Mercury, August 7, 1997

Guenther, Otto A.

Otto A. Guenther, 60, Tetanus Victim;Rites Held Sunday

Tetanus claimed its second victim here in six weeks when Otto A. Guenther, 60-year-old farmer and gravel worker succumbed to the disease last Friday, Dec. 4, at 1:50 p.m. in Youens Hospital.

He had been hospitalized less than a week. Invasion of the tetanus germ was traced to a splinter in his finger. Until the death of Mr. Joe M. Cernoch Oct. 22, this section had had no tetanus deaths in more that 25 years.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning, Dec. 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and the Revs. Thomas Flanagan and Thomas O'Callaghan officiated.

A lifelong resident of Colorado County, Mr. Guenther was born April 28, 1899, in the Wildwood community northwest of here, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John A. Guenther. He married Miss Anna Marie Heger here Feb. 7, 1922, and they settled on a farm north of Weimar. The past 13 years he had been employed by TCM Gravel Company.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his stepmother, Mrs. Teresia Guenther of Houston; three daughters, Mr. Morris (Leona) Janda of Weimar, Mrs. Johnny (Dolores) Michalcik and Miss Dorothy Mae Guenther of Houston; three sons, Gilbert and Herbert Guenther of Weimar and Pvt. Melvin Guenther, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina; nine grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leo Sohr of Damon, Mrs. Joe Heger and Mrs. Emil Stern of Weimar; two brothers, Herman and Ed Guenther of Weimar; one half sister, Mrs. Joe Willie Klesel of Houston; four half-brothers, Leo Guenther of Weimar, Oscar, Johnny and Fred Guenther of Houston and one step-brother, Henry Guenther of Hungerford. Three sisters, Mrs. Elo Kuhn and Misses Marie and Emilie Guenther preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Heger, Bennie Rerich, Richard Freis, Steve Rabel and Edwin Kunz of Weimar and Alfred Guenther of Pleasanton.

The Weimar Mercury, December 11, 1959
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Guenther, Otto Joe

Otto Guenther, 57, Buried Friday at Columbus

Funeral services for Otto J. Guenther, 57, of Columbus, a native of the Weimar area, was held Friday morning, Aug. 22, at Untermeyer Funeral Home and St. Anthony's Church in Columbus, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Alex J. Kraus officiated.

Mr. Guenther, in ill health for some time, died Aug. 19 in Youens Hospital, where he had been a patient for one week.

Born in the Wildwood section, a son of the late John and Magdalena Beyer Guenther, he married Miss Josephine Herring here Nov. 22, 1927, and they lived in this area a number of years before moving to Columbus. They recently had completed a new home there.

Survivors in addition to his widow are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Hoelscher of Columbus; two brothers, John of Weimar and Ed of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Miksch and Mrs. Ed (Tillie) Guenther of here and Mrs. Pauline Sebesta of Columbus; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Leon Herring, George Sebesta, Leroy Sebesta, Joe Kreemer, Emil Anders and Lea Davidson.

Weimar Mercury, August 29, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Guenther, Paulina

The ten-months’-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Guenther and wife, living southwest of Weimar, died Wednesday afternoon and was buried the following day in the Catholic cemetery in this city. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, November 17, 1900, page 4

Guenther, Pauline (Rabel)

F. A. Guenther and Ad. Rabel left Monday for Moulton upon receipt of news that their relative, Mrs. John A. Guenther, who underwent a severe operation a few days ago, was in a dying condition. Later.--Mrs. Guenther died and the remains were brought here Tuesday for interment in St. Michael’s cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Mrs. Guenther, a most estimable lady, leaves a husband and several small children, to whom the heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended.

Weimar Mercury, October 20, 1916, page 1

Guenther, Rosie (Weber)

Rosie Guenther Funeral Services Held Dec. 24

Rosie W. Guenther, 94, of Weimar died Dec 22 at Parkview Manor. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec 24 at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating. Readings at mass were by her niece, Sister M. Geraldine Pavlik.

Interment followed in St. Michael Cemetery.

Rosie was born Feb. 19, 1911 in Weimar to Joseph and Maria Weber.

She married Herman Guenther on Oct 26, 1936 at St. Michael Church.

Mrs. Guenther lived her whole life in Weimar and enjoyed being a housewife.

She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law ; and two brothers -in-law.

She was preceded in death by her husband; infant son; three sisters, Annie Weber, Mary Weber, Julie Pavlik; and brother, Frank Weber.

Pallbearers were Leo Pavlik, Leroy Pavlik, Thomas Guenther, Leo Guenther, Jimmy Guenther and Daniel Ulbricht.

Weimar Mercury, December 29, 2005

Guenther, Theresa M. (Kosler)

Funeral Services for Guenther Held Sept. 23

Theresa M. Guenther, 90, passed away Sept. 22, of pneumonia.

Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John C. Bily officiating. Interment was at St. Michael Cemetery.

Mrs. Guenther was born in 1904. Her parents were Stephen Kosler and Emelia Rabel Kosler. On Nov. 17, 1926 she married John J. Guenther, who preceded her in death on June 12, 1964.

She was a life-long resident of Weimar. She was a housewife and a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. At the time of her death, Mrs. Guenther was a resident at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include one daughter, Mildred Guenther; brother, Henry Kosler; and sister, Tillie Friedel.
Mrs. Guenther was preceded in death by one sister, Emelia Schoener; and four brothers, Fred, Albert, Steve and Richard Guenther [Kosler].

Pallbearers were Michael Kosler, Joe Henry Kosler, LeRoy Kubesch, Thomas Guenther, Leo Guenther and Eugene Rosenauer.

The Weimar Mercury, Oct 5, 1995, p. 2
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders


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