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Hoffman, Cecilia (Kotlar)

Cecilia Hoffmann

Cecilia Kotlar Hoffmann of Nada died Jan. 11, 2012 at the age of 92.

She was born Nov. 13, 1919 in Hillje to Frank J. and Agnes Koudela Kotlar. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Staff and husband Bob of El Campo; daughters-in-law, Betty Hoffmann Leopold and Ruby Hoffmann, both of Nada; grandchildren, Valerie Drlik, Allison Herrera, Lori Rathburn, Marsha Faichtinger, Allen Staff, Veronica Obenhaus, Yvonne Sparks and Rachael Pieprzyca, 26 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Bessie Juranek of Ganado and Margie Drastata of Palacios.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edward Hoffmann; sons, Joseph and Raymond Hoffmann; sisters, Mary Popp and Betty Juranek; brothers, Frank, Blase and Johnnie Kotlar.

Visitation will being at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at Triska Funeral Home with the Christian Mothers wake and rosary service at 7 p.m. The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Joe Vrana officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jim Obenhaus, Charlie Drlik, Dean Faichtinger, Al Huerra, Daryl Pieprzyca, Allen Staff, Ray Sparks and Corky Rathburn. Honorary bearers are her granddaughters.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Houston Hospice of El Campo.

Words of condolence may be left for the family at

Arrangements by Triska Funeral Home, El Campo.

El Campo Leader News, January 12, 2012
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Hoffman, Eddie William

Hoffman Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for Eddie W. Hoffman, 71, of Oakland, were held Thursday, Sept. 8, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Bowen, Robert E. Berger, Leo John Rainosek, Louis Genzer, Larry Melnar, and Ronald Preece.

Hoffman, a farmer and lifelong resident of the area, died Sept. 6 in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for five days. He had been ill about three months.

Born August 11, 1912, in Fayette County, he was a son of Emil and Minnie (Heyer) Hoffman. He married Loretta Krizak in Weimar on January 5, 1937. He was a member of the United Church of Christ, the Churchmen's Brotherhood, and the SPJST, and a past member of the Farm Bureau.

His wife survives, along with one son, Maurice Hoffman of El Campo; two granddaughters, Paula and Tammy Hoffman; one brother, Milton Hoffman of Oakland; and two sisters, Edna Barta of Houston and Winnie Barborak of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 1983

Hoffman, Emma (Klimple)

Mrs. Emma Hoffman…

(Oak Grove Correspondent)

Mrs. Emma Hoffmann, wife of Mr. Albert Hoffmann, of Oak Grove community, who died at the State hospital at Austin Wednesday, was brought home Thursday and her body was laid to rest in the Miller's Creek Cemetery, Friday evening in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends. Rev. Flachmeier of Columbus performed the last sad rites.

Mrs. Emma Klimple Hoffmann was born in Fayette County on Oct. 17, 1873. In 1899 she married Mr. Albert Hoffmann and moved to Colorado County. Three children were born to them: two boys, Oswald of Columbus and Ed of Oak Grove and one daughter, Helen, also of this section.

Mrs. Hoffmann was a good neighbor, although feeble and not able to do as she would like. It was about six months ago that Mrs. Hoffmann's mind became so deranged that they thought it best to send her to Austin for treatment, and where she could have every care in the world and it was there the poor tired soul laid down its burdens on this earth, to take up more pleasant things. She leaves to mourn her departure, her grief stricken husband, three children and one sister, Mrs. Emilie Strobel of Fortran, Texas and five grandchildren.

We extend deepest sympathy to the bereaved family in this sad hour.

Colorado County Citizen, November 28, 1935
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Hoffman, Fredrich Powell

P. F. Hoffmann, 82, Funeral Thursday

Funeral services for Powell F. Hoffmann, 82, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 15, at Hubbard Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Hoffmann died at about 8 p.m. Monday at his home in the Osage section.

Weimar Mercury, July 15, 1965




Hoffman, Georgie (Machac)

Georgie Hoffman Funeral Services Held Jan. 13

Georgie Hoffman, 55, of El Campo, died Jan. 10 at her home.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 13, at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Father Kosler officiating. Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Mrs. Hoffman was born Aug. 2, 1948 in Hallettsville to George Machac and Mildred Genzer Lilie.

She attended St. Michael Catholic School and Weimar High School.

She married Maurice Hoffman June 19, 1969 in Columbus.

She was a housewife and an extraordinary mother. She has lived in the El Campo area for 33 years also living in Schulenburg, Weimar and Columbus.

Mrs. Hoffman is survived by two daughters, Paula Covarrubias of El Campo and Tammy Alexander of Sugar Land; two sisters, Connie Dieringer and Shirley Brannon, both of Sealy; one grandchild; and her mother, Mildred Genzer Lilie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Hoffman; and father, George Machac.

Pallbearers were Leon Sanchez, Billy Machac, Bobby Berger, Bernard Laitkep, Dan Johnson and Jimmy Wright.

Weimar Mercury, January 22, 2004

Hoffman, Loretta Leona (Krizak)

Loretta Hoffman Funeral Services Held March 1

Loretta Leona (Krizak) Hoffman, 85, of Oakland died Feb. 27 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center due to a short-term illness.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 1 at the United Church of Christ in Weimar.

Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Loretta was born Feb. 11, 1914 in Holman to Joe F. Krizak and Alvina Barton Krizak.

She married Eddie William Hoffman on Jan. 5, 1937 in Weimar.

She was a member of Women’s Auxiliary of Oakland Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

She was a homemaker living in this area her entire life.

She is survived by a son, Maurice Hoffman and a daughter-in-law Georgie Hoffman of El Campo; a brother, Lester Krizak of Oakland; sister, Milady Leppin of New Bielau, Viola Melnar of Bila Hora and Margaret Hoffman of Oakland; two granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Loretta was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Robert Berger, Leo John Rainosek, Leon Sanchez, Emil Joe Dusek, Larry Melnar, Bill Machac.

The Weimar Mercury, March 4, 1999
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hoffman, Milton Joe

Milton J. Hoffman

WEIMAR - Milton J. Hoffman, 78, of Weimar, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003.

He was born April 28, 1924, in New Brun, to the late Emil and Minnie Heyer Hoffman. He was a dairyman and a rancher.

Survivors: daughters, Molly Jalufka of Moulton and Clara Disher of La Marque; sister, Edna Barta of Houston; and two grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: wife, Margaret (Krizak)Hoffman; and parents.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. tonight at Hubbard Funeral Home chapel.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, the Rev. Paul Warren officiating.

Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery. Hubbard Funeral Home, Weimar, 979-725-8561.

Memorials: American Cancer (Lymphoma) Society

Victoria Advocate, March 20, 2003
Submitted by Darlene Baker

Hoffman, unnamed girl

Columbus Citizen: The sympathy of our people goes out to Mr. and Mrs.[Herman] Hoffmann of Glidden in the loss of their little one, one of the twins born to them Sunday. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Weimar Mercury, July 10, 1931

Hoffmann, Alzbeta (Chovanec)

Nada News Notes.

Mrs. Frank Hoffman, Sr., died at her home last Wednesday night at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held Friday morning at 1- o'clock from her home to the parish church where Requiem high mass and all burial rites were administered by Rev. Father Kims of East Bernard and Rev. Father Janson. Interment was made in the [St. Mary] parish cemetery here. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. Hoffman was well known and well liked by everyone who knew her. She was born October 20th., 1856, on a ship whil en route form Austria to this country. She and her parents landed at Galveston, from there to Houston, and later moved to Fayetteville where she was married to Mr. Frank Hoffman on October 15th, 1876. They moved from there to Frelsburg where they resided for 22 years, then located at Nada where Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman remained until their deaths. Mr. Hoffman preceded her in death last January. Deceased is survived by eight children, Mrs. Annie Korenek, Mrs. Mathilda Stokr, Mrs. Dorothy Peters, Mrs. Bertha Hajovsky, Robert, Frank, Method and Mary, one sister, Mrs. Johana Polansky, and a number of grandchildren. The active pall bearers were, A. J. Liebnovsky, Richard Malek, Peter Zaskoda, John Vechopanec, Rudolph Hovanec and Paul Trcka. We extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved and by them are authorized to thank all who have so liberally given a helping hand during the illness and death of Mrs. Hoffman.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 1, 1927

Hoffmann, Anna (Wostarek)


Mrs. Robert Hoffmann, 65, mother of Wm. Hoffmann of Weimar, was buried Jan. 26 at [St. Mary's Cemetery] Nada, with Archbishop Robert E. Lucey presiding. Rev. Rudolph Hoffmann of Runge. another of Mrs. Hoffmann's sons. was celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass.

Mrs. Hoffmann died Jan. 22 at Nada, where she had resided since her marriage in 1908. The former Anna Wostarek, she was born in Frelsburg in 1889.

Several priests took part in the services, including Rev. Arnold Anders of Victoria, formerly of the Welmar area. A choir of priests sang during the services. Msgr. A. A. Leopold of San Antonio delivered the sermon. and officiated at graveside ceremonies.

Survivors are the husband, six sons, a daughter and 16 grandchildren

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1956






Hoffmann, Christina (Peters)

Mrs. Frank Hoffman Buried at Nada,

Funeral services for Mm. Frank Hoffman, 68, were held at St. Mary's Catholic church In Nada last Friday morning, with Rev. Edmund Bily officiating.

Mrs. Hoffman, a native of Fayette county, died at an El Campo hospital Sept. 15. She had been living with a daughter, Mrs. Frank Kotlar, In El Campo.

Besides the daughter, she is survived by a son, Charles Hoffman of Nada. Her husband died in 1948.

Pallbearers were Leon Peter, Walter, Frank and Leo Hoffmann, Jim Labay and Edward Peter.

Burial was In the Nada Catholic cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, September 23, 1954

Hoffman Dolly M. (Roberts) Williams

Dolly Hoffman Memorial Service Held Feb. 17

A private memorial service was held in the Weimar Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery Feb. 17, for Dolly M. Williams-Hoffman.

Rev. Lee Everett, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Weimar, officiated.

She was born Dec. 9, 1906. She passed away Feb. 4.

She was the daughter of Tom and Elizabeth Roberts of Weimar.

For many years she lived in California, but for the past four years she made her home in Boardman, Ohio with her son Donald L. Williams.

She is survived by her son, Donald L. Williams, a sister Mayme Hubbard Rabel of Richmond; a sister-in-law, Barbara Roberts of Lakewood, Calif.; two granddaughters, Melody Sayles and husband John of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., and Sherri Williams of Boardman, Ohio; three great-grandchildren, Brooke A., Jarrette J., and Justin T. Sayles, all of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

She is also survived by two nieces, Teri Lyons and husband Roy of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Floriece Zapalac of La Grange; three nephews, Mike, Richard, and J. C. Roberts of La Grange; one step son Leonard Hoffmann and wife Gloria, daughter Rebecca and son Daniel of San Bernardino, Calif.; and a step-daughter, Sue Barron, daughter Denice and son Dylan of Simi Valley, Calif.

Weimar Mercury, February 24, 2005

Hoffmann, Ed

Funeral Services Held for Ed Hoffmann

Funeral services for Ed Hoffmann, 90, were held Tuesday, January 4 from Faith Lutheran Church. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery with Rev. Vernon Rabel officiating.

Mr. Hoffmann died January 2 at Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca of heart failure.

Born October 9, 1903 at Weimar, he was the son of August and Emma (Klimpel) Hoffmann.

He married Adela Otto on October 6, 1977 at Lutheran Church in Ellinger.

Mr. Hoffmann was a World War II veteran, a member of Faith Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 259, Weimar.

He worked most of his life as a pipeline worker, farmer and carpenter. He lived in Weimar except for several years when he resided at Port Lavaca due to health reasons.

Survivors include two stepsons, Albert A. Otto of Weimar, and Allen H. Otto of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Preceding him in death were his wife, a sister Helen Hoffmann and a brother Oswald Hoffmann.

Pallbearers were Daniel C. Ulbricht, Bennie Kosler, James Dahse, Henry Sturm, Russell Sturm and Fritz Sturm.

The Weimar Mercury, January 13, 1994
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Hoffmann, Thomas Jefferson

Truck Driver Dies In Alleyton Wreck

A 37-year-old Schulenburg truck driver and former Weimar resident, Thomas Jefferson Hoffmann, became Colorado County’s first 1961 traffic fatality Wednesday when the cattle truck he was driving dived into a gully near Alleyton.

Estimated time of the accident was 4 a.m., but it was not until 6 a.m. that a passing motorist saw the wrecked truck and notified authorities. Highway Patrolman Alton Adcock said it then took an additional hour to free Mr. Hoffmann’s body from the wreckage.

His chest was crushed against the steering column when the empty cattle bed sheared loose from the tractor and crashed down on the cab. It is believed he died instantly.

The accident occurred on Farm Road 102, better known here as the old Columbus-Eagle Lake highway. Mr. Hoffmann was driving north and had just come down Wilson Hill, about 2 1/2 miles south of Alleyton. From all indications, he had fallen asleep.

Officer Adcock estimated damage to the truck tractor was $2500; the trailer was only slightly damaged if at all. The rig belongs to “Knobby” Fowlkes, former Oakland man who has a truck line headquartered at Schulenburg.

Mr. Hoffmann’s survivors include his widow and three step-children, of Schulenburg, his parents, who live in the Osage community near here; and several sisters.

Funeral services will be held here Friday at 2:30 p.m., in First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery here.

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1961, page 1


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