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Hattermann, Adela G.


Adela G. Hattermann, 90, of Weimar passed away May 17 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

She was born in Holman, July 24, 1912 to Adolph and Ida (Racer) Selzer and married Paul T. Hattermann in 1928.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and parents.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Paul A. and Delrose Hattermann and Clarence Hatter-mann of Weimar; sisters, Henrietter Zwahr of Rosenberg and Dollie Klimple of El Campo; three grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted May 19 at Hubbard Funeral Home with the Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. Interment followed in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Paul Lee Hattermann, Bonnie German, David German, Keith Hattermann, Jason Hattermann and Michael Kana.

Colorado County Citizen, May 28, 2003
Courtesy of The Citizen

Hattermann, Charles W.

C. Hattermann Funeral Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Charles W. Hattermann Sr., 75, Oak Grove farmer and rancher, were held Sunday afternoon from Hubbard Funeral Chapel with burial in Masonic Cemetery. The Rev. C. William Mosley officiated.

Mr. Hattermann died in his sleep Friday night, Nov. 5.

Born July 17, 1901, in Fayette County, he was a son of Henry and Sophia (Warns) Hattermann. He married Alma Brune at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, on January 7, 1926, and they settled at Oak Grove, where they had lived since. Among a gathering of relatives and friends they had celebrated their golden wedding anniversary this year. Mr. Hattermann was a member of Faith Lutheran Church here. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Charles Jr. and Melvin, both of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Marvin (Gladys) Ulbricht of Angleton and Mrs. Elmond (Shirley) Kulhanek of Columbus; five grandchildren, Susan and Marv Ulbricht, Alan, Connie and Byron Hattermann, and one great-grandchild, Michelle Hattermann; two brothers, Paul and George, both of Weimar and two sisters, Mrs. Mathilda Otto and Mrs. Leonora Raabe, both of Weimar.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Henry; six sisters, Mrs. Minnie Emmel, Mrs. Annie Otto, and four in infancy; and one grandchild, Michael Hattermann.

Weimar Mercury, November 11, 1976

Hattermann, Charlie Henry Edward

C. Hattermann Services Held Wednesday

Charlie H. Hattermann, 81, of Weimar, died Sunday in Columbus.

He was born on Feb. 24, 1927, in Weimar to Charlie W. Hattermann Sr. and Alma (Brune) Hattermann.

On Oct. 29, 1949, he married Madeline German.

He worked as a construction worker for a. Grohmann & Son in Weimar and as a rancher.

He was a lifelong resident of Weimar and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at Faith Lutheran Church, with Pastor Herb Beyer officiating.

Survivors include his wife, daughter Connie Kasper and husband Maurice, sons Alan Hattermann and wife Betty and Byron Hattermann and wife Kellie, all of Weimar; sisters Gladys Ulbricht and Shirley Kulhanek, both of Columbus and sister-in-law Betty German of Weimar.

He is also survived by grandchildren Michelle Nunn and husband Lance, Stacy Pavlik and husband Mike, Casey Kasper, Kris Kasper, Colin Kasper, Haylie Hattermann and Hanna Hattermann and great-grandchildren Wyatt Pavlik, Weston Pavlik and Morgan Pavlik.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Michael Hattermann and brother Melvin Hattermann. [Interred in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, February 5, 2009
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hattermann, Clarence

C. Hattermann Services Held On October 5

Clarence Hattermann, 80, of Weimar passed away on Oct. 3 in Katy.
Clarence was born on August 23, 1933, to Adela and Paul Hattermann in Weimar.

He attended school in Columbus.
He was in the U.S. Army from 1951-1954.
He worked for Alcoa for 31 years.

Clarence is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Donald German of Weimar; granddaughters Dottie and Jessica of Columbus; great grandson, Amari of Columbus; sister-in-law Delrose Hattermann of Weimar and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul.

Funeral services were held Oct. 5 at Hubbard Funeral Home.
Interment was held at the Weimar Masonic cemetery with Rev. Herb Beyer officiating.

Pallbearers were nephews, Paul Lee Hattermann, Mike Kana and Larry Kana; great nephews, Keith Hattermann and Jason Hattermann and friend, Ernie Wheeler.
Honorary Pallbearer was great grandson, Amari (Aj).

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, October 10, 2013, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hattermann, George R.

G. Hattermann Funeral Here Sept 24

Funeral services for George R. Hattermann, 70, lifelong resident of the Borden and Oak Grove community, were held Saturday morning, Sept. 24, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. D. L R. McDougle officiated.

Mr. Hattermann died at his residence of a heart attack on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Born January 12. 1907, at Oak Grove, he was a son of, Henry H. and Sophie (Wern) Hattermann. He married Henrietta Schwegmann on Nov 12, 1929. and since that time they had lived in the Borden area, where they were engaged in farming, chiefly egg production.

Mr. Hattermann was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife Henrietta; one daughter, Mrs. Arnold (Leona) Balzer of Columbus: one son, Leon Hattermann of Weimar; four granddaughters, Mrs., Allan (Carolyn) Barten and Janet, Sharon Sue and Cindy Hattermann; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Matilda) Otto and Mrs. Emil (Leonor) Raabe, and one brother, Paul T. Hattermann, all of the Weimar area.

Pallbearers were John Emmel, Charles Hattermann Jr., H. A Hattermann, Paul A. Hattermann, Henry Oeltjendiers, and Billy Schwegmann.

Weimar Mercury, September 29, 1977

Hattermann, Henrietta H. (Schwegmann)


Henrietta H. Hatterman, 82, of Weimar, died May 30 at Autumn Hills Convalescent Center In Columbus.

Funeral services were held May 1 with Rev. Walter Simpson officiating at the Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial following at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

She was born Aug. 10, 1901 in Fayette County to Henry Schwegmann and Lena Breithaupt Schwegmann. She attended school in the Wildwood community and married George Hattermann Nov. 12, 1929, in Weimar.

She was a lifetime resident of the Weimar area and was a member of the Weimar United Church of Christ.

She was preceded In death by her husband, George, on Sept. 22, 1977.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Leona Balzer and her husband, Arnold, of Columbus; a son and daughter-In-law, Leon Hattermann and his wife, Alice, of Weimar; a brother, W. F. Schwegmann of Weimar; three sisters, Mrs. John Oeltjendiers of La Grange, Miss Helen Schwegmann of Weimar and Mrs. Gertrude Beck of Schulenburg, and four grandchildren, Carolyn Barten of Houston and Janet, Sharon and Cindy Hattermann of Weimar.

She was preceded in death by brothers Henry, Dick and Charles Schwegmann and two infants.

Pallbearers were Henry Oeltjendiers, Billie Doehring, Rueben Maas, Charles Hattermann Jr., John Emmel and Frederich Schwegmann.

Colorado County Citizen, June 21, 1984, page 2



Hattermann, Henry A.

H. Hattermann Services Held Oct. 18

Henry A. Hattermann, 90, of Weimar passed away on Oct. 15.

He was born on March 10, 1920, to Henry Sr. and Lena Matzke Hattermann of Weimar.

Henry attended school in Borden through the eighth grade.

He married Lillie Keyser on Jan. 29, 1946, at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz.

Henry was a member of the Air Force from March 15, 1942, to Dec. 10, 1945, during which time he received the Victory Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, one Service Stripe and five Overseas Service Bars.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and VFW.

Henry lived in the area all of his life as a farmer and rancher.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home on Oct. 18, with Pastor John Hunsicker officiating.

Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Pallbearers were Kirk Hattermann, Kevin Hattermann, Alan Hattermann, Melvin Schmitt, Edwin Schmitt and Donald Schmitt.

Honorary Pallbearers were Raymond Keyer and Leon Hattermann.

Henry is survived by his wife, Lillie; son, Erwin and wife Doris Hattermann of Weimar; and daughter, Helen and her husband Roger Albright of New Bielau.

He was also survived by three grandchildren.

Henry as preceded in death by one sister, Georgie Schmitt.

Weimar Mercury, October 21, 2010
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Hattermann, Henry August Jr.

Hy. A. Hattermann, Prominent Farmer, Buried Here June 5

Funeral services for Henry August Hattermann, Jr., prominent farmer of the Borden vicinity for several decades, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home here Thursday morning, June 5, the Rev. G. Wolf of Columbus officiating. Interment was in the Weimar Cemetery here.

Mr. Hattermann, a native of Oldenburg, Germany, came to this country with his parents in 1889, two years after his birth on January 14, 1887, first settling in Holman. The last 30 years of his life have been spent at Borden. On November 6, 1916, he married Miss Lena Matzke at Columbus. He died at his home June 3, after an illness of over eight months. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Columbus.

Surviving in addition to his widow, Mrs. Lena Hattermann, are his 87-year-old father and 80-year-old mother, Mr. and Mrs., Henry Hattermann, Sr., one son, Henry A. Hattermann III of Weimar; one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Schmitt of Alleyton; three brothers, Charles, Paul and George Hattermann of near Weimar; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Emmel, Mrs. Chas. Otto, Mrs. Ernest Otto,and Mrs. Emil Raabe, all of near Weimar; and four grandchildren. Two sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

Pallbearers at the funeral were John Heger, John Hajovsky, Ernest Otto, Jr., John Emmel, Chas. Hattermann, Jr., and Paul Hattermann,Jr.

Weimar Mercury, June 13, 1947, page 1

Hattermann, Henry August Sr.

Hy. Hattermann, Sr., 86, Popular Local Farmer, Succumbs

Final rites for 86-year-old Henry Hattermann, Sr., one of the oldest farmers of this section, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon January 27, with interment in the City [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.

Rev. Wolf of the Columbus Lutheran Church officiated at the services.

Mr. Hattermann, who gained and held many friends during his nearly 40 years as a farmer in the Oak Grove section, succumbed early Monday morning after a week of serious illness culminating several years of failing health.

Born in Oldenburg, Germany May 12,1861, he served in the German Army from 1881 to 1884. On November 9, 1886, he married Miss Sophia Warns. The couple had 61 years of happy maried life, and in 1936 celebrated their golden wedding anniversary surrounded by their family and friends.

Two years after their marriage, the Hattermanns and their son, Henry Jr., came to America, settling at Holman. Fifteen years later they moved to Oak Grove, where they have lived ever since. Twelve children were born to them, four dying in infancy. Henry, Jr. died last summer, and less than a month ago they lost a daughter, Mrs. Charles Otto, who died from injuries received in the windstorm here.

Surviving Mr. Hattermann, in addition to his wife are three sons, Charlie, Paul and George, all of this area; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Emmel, Mrs. Mathilda Otto, and Mrs. Nora Raabe, also of here; nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1948

Hattermann, Lena (Matzke)

Final Rites For Mrs. Hattermann Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Hattermann, 71, were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Her pastor, Rev. H. Zimmerman of Faith Lutheran Church, officiated.

Mrs. Hattermann, a lifelong resident of Colorado County, died Sunday after a long illness.

Born Sept. 5, 1895, near Weimar, she was a daughter of Joseph and Annie Matzke. She was married to Henry A. Hattermann on Nov. 6, 1916, at Columbus, and they settled on a farm near Borden. Mr. Hattermann did June 3, 1947, and Mrs. Hattermann moved to Weimar in 1950, buying a home here.

Surviving her are one son, Henry A. Hattermann, and one daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Georgia) Schmitt, both of the Weimar area, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; four brothers, Ed Matzke of Cat Spring, Herman Matzke of Galveston, Frank and Robert Matzke of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mrs. Dick (Annie) Flessner, Mrs. Ed (Bertha) Richter, and Mrs. Fred (Mary) Rabel; and two brothers, Joe and Henry Matzke.

Pallbearers were Ervin Hattermann, Pvt. Melvin Schmitt, Edwin Schmitt, Arthur Schmitt Jr., Roger Harrell, and Daniel Ulbricht.

Weimar Mercury, December 8, 1966, page 1

Hattermann, Madeline (German)

M. Hattermann Services Held On August 3

Madeline German Hattermann, 81, of Weimar, passed away on July 31.

She was born on August 19, 1931, to Aaron W. and Lillie (Thumann) German in New Bielau.
On October 29, 1949, she married Charlie Hattermann, Jr.

Madeline was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar and the Caring Hearts Club.
She lived her lifetime in the Weimar area.

Madeline is survived by her daughter, Connie Kasper and husband Maurice of Weimar; sons, Alan Hattermann and wife Betty of Weimar and Byron Hattermann and wife Kellie of Weimar; sisters-in-law, Betty German of Bryan, Gladys Ulbricht of Columbus and Shirley Kulhanek of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Michelle Nunn and husband Lance; Stacy Pavlik and Aaron Hilscher; Casey, Kris and Colin Kasper and Haylie and Hanna Hattermann; three great grandchildren, Wyatt and Weston Pavlik and Morgan Pavlik and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son, Michael Hattermann and brother Milton German.

The family received friends at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar on Friday, August 2. Memorial Services were held on Saturday, August 3 at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Rev. Herbert C. Beyer, Jr. officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Faith Lutheran Church, P. O. Box 216, Weimar, TX 78962. Online condolences may be shared with the family at [Burial place unknown]

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, August 8, 2013, Page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders


Hattermann, Melba Jean (Walker)

M. Hattermann Funeral Held at Columbus

Funeral services for Melba Jean Walker Hattermann, 58, of Hattermann Lane near Columbus were held Wednesday, Dec. 11, from Henneke Funeral Home at Columbus. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus. Rev. David Mann officiated.

Mrs. Hattermann died Sunday, Dec. 8, at Columbus Community Hospital.

Born Sept. 14, 1933, at Wharton, she was a daughter of Will A. and Elizabeth (Weaver) Walker. She was married to Paul A. Hattermann on Jan. 9, 1952. A secretary, she worked in the Colorado County courthouse for about 18 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church at Columbus.

Mrs. Hattermann was a member of Shropshire-Upton Chapter of UCD and a member of DRT, DAR, Colorado County Historical Commission, Columbus Garden Club and Columbus Music Club. She was on the Advisory Committee for San Bernard Electric Cooperative.

Mrs. Hattermann had recorded the history of the family land that was kept in the Walker family for more than 139 years. She was in Austin last year to receive a Family Land Heritage Certificate from Commissioner Jim Hightower.

She was the first secretary of the Texas Sportsman's Association. She loved the outdoors and was an accomplished hunter, hunting in Colorado and other places.

Her husband survives her, along with two sons, Paul Lee Hattermann of Orange Park, Florida, and Jarrell Wayne Hattermann of Brenham; two grandsons, Jason Paul Hattermann of Nacogdoches and Keith Hatterman of Orange Park, Florida; three sisters, Eleanore Brasseaux of Port Lavaca, Mildred McGehee and Ruby Braden, both of Eagle Lake; and one brother, Charles Walker of Sweeny. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Pearl Louella Miller.

Serving as pallbearers were Glenn Weishuhn, Crockett Leyendecker, Mike Elco, Leslie Heinsohn, Otto Loessin and Howard Chollett. Named honorary pallbearers were Eddie Balusek, Pete Crawford, Charles Kollman, Dalby Mikeska, Henry Meyer and Dennis Poppe.

Weimar Mercury, December 19, 1991, page 9

Hattermann, Melvin W. "Jack"

Hattermann Funeral Held

Funeral services for Melvin W. (Jack) Hattermann, 48, of Rt. 3, Weimar, were held Tuesday, June 10 from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. R. E. Cordes officiated.

Mr. Hattermann died June 7 at Columbus.

A lifelong resident of this area except for five years when he lived in Houston,he was born Aug. 30, 1931, a son of Charles and Alma (Brune) Hattermann Sr. He served in the army during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Alma Hattermann; One brother, Charles Hattermann Jr. of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin (Gladys) Ulbricht of New Iberia, La., and Mrs. Elmond (Shirley) Kulhanek of Columbus; nephews Alan and Byron Hattermann and Marv Ulbricht, and nieces Connie Hattermann and Susan Terry.

His father and one nephew preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Alan Hattermann, Paul Hatterman, Leon Hattermann, Milton German, Marv Ulbricht and Daviel[sic] Ulbricht.

Weimar Mercury, June 19, 1980

Hattermann, Michael James

Death Takes Young Hattermann Son; Rites Here Today

Funeral services were set for 4:30 this (Thursday) afternoon for Michael James Hattermann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hattermann, Jr. of the Weimar area who died Wednesday at the age of 6 months and 22 days.

The baby had had a cold and had been under doctor’s treatment, but his illness did not appear to be serious. He died very suddenly Wednesday morning.

Services to be held at Hubbard Funeral home with burial at Masonic Cemetery.

Surviving in addition to the parents are Michael’s grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hattermann, Sr., and a brother, 2 1/2-year old, Alan Charles Hattermann.

The Weimar Mercury, September 17, 1954
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hattermann, Paul T.

Hattermann Funeral Held October 23

Funeral services for Paul T. Hattermann Sr., 82, of Weimar were held Thursday, Oct. 23, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Pastor Robert Schlortt officiated.

Hattermann, a farmer and lifelong Weimar area resident, died Oct. 21, in Colorado-Fayette Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born here March 30, 1904, he was a son of Henry Sr. and Sophie Hattermann. He married Adela Selzer on Dec. 4, 1928.

His wife survives him, along with two sons, Clarence Hattermann of Port Lavaca and Paul Hattermann Jr. of Weimar; three grandchildren, Bonnie German Weimar, Paul Lee Hattermann of Alvin and Jarrel Wayne Hattermann of Brenham; two great-grandsons, Jason and Keith Hattermann and two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Otto and Mrs. Elnora Raabe, both of Weimar.

Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Eddie Sturm, Eddie Bahner, Mike Elco, Floyd Taylor, Mike Harabis and Leo Obenhaus. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Lee Hattermann, grandson and Donald German, grandson-in-law.

Weimar Mercury, October 30, 1986
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Hattermann, Sophia (Warns)

Mrs. H. Hattermann Drowns In Pond; Funeral Saturday

The body of. Mrs. Henry Hattermann, Sr., 83, was found last Thursday evening in a pond near the home of her son, Charles Hattermann, with whom she lived.

Justice of the Peace A. J, Ratliff held inquest and returned a verdict of suicide.

Funeral services were held from Hubbard Funeral Home here Saturday morning, September 8, with interment In Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Rev, C. Wolf of Columbus Lutheran Church officiated.

Mrs. Hattermann was born Sophia Warns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Warns, in Oldenburg. Germany on January 16, 1868. On Nov. 9, 1886, she was married to Mr. Hattermann and two years later they came to this country, settling at Holman. They made their home at Holman for the next 15 years, moving to Oak Grove where they spent the rest of their lives.

Mr. Hattermann died January 26,1948. Their son, Henry, Jr., had died in June, 1947, and their daughter, Mrs. Charles Otto, had preceded her father in death by about three weeks.

Surviving are three sons, Charlie, Paul and George, all of this area; three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Emmel, Mrs. Mathilda Otto and Mrs. Nora Raabe; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Ernest Otto, Jr., Chas. Hattermann, Jr., Paul Hattermann, Jr., John Emmel, Jr., Leon Hattermann, and H. A. Hattermann.

Weimar Mercury, September 1, 1951, pages 1 and 5

Hattermann, Unnamed infant


The infant babe of Henry Hattermann, Jr., and wife of the Borden section was laid to rest in the Skull Creek Cemetery Sunday, Sept. 15. The tiny little flower was indeed too frail for this world and so God took it into His arms, where it will never know suffering. Weep not young parents, for God knows best and while your sweet little babe cannot come back to you, you can go to it, Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the young parents in their sad hour.

Weimar Mercury, September 27, 1918, page 8
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