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Huebel, Alma A. (Nitschke)

Alma A. Huebel, 88, of Columbus, passed away Saturday, April 10, 1993 in Columbus.

Born Oct. 3, 1904 in La Grange, she was the daughter of Albert and Mary Salm Nitschke. On Oct. 15, 1934, she married Robert J. Huebel. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Court Mary Queen of the Snow and Hermann Sons.

Funeral services were held Monday, Apr. 14, 1993 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Father Jessie Euresti officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Charles Huebel, Michael Huebel, Bob Huebel, Ted Bondar, Bob Bondar and Mark Bondar.

She is survived by one son: Melvin R. Huebel of Columbus; a step-son, Robert E. Huebel, Sierra Blanca, Tex.; a step-daughter, Audrey Huebel Bondar; Eastpoint, Mich.; one sister, Bernice Johnson, Conroe; one brother, Wallace Nitschke, Katy; nine step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Huebel was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Huebel, Nov. 27, 1976.

Colorado County Citizen, April 14, 1993  

Huebel, Carolina (Hans)


Mrs. John Huebel was born January 5th, 1858, and came to America when she was quite young. She was married at the age of twenty one to John Huebel and has made her home on a farm near Rock(y) since that time. Ten children were the result of this union, seven of which are living and three proceeded their mother to the Heavenly home. Mrs. Huebel died Thursday, Oct. 24th, after eleven days illness. Her death was caused by heart trouble and pneumonia.

Mrs. Huebel was well known in the Rocky community and has many friends who will miss her severely. She was a member of the Live Oak church. The funeral was conducted by Rev. John Vaniceh and she was laid to rest in the Live Oak cemetery.

She leaves a husband, seven children, eight grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn her death. A Friend,

Colorado Citizen November 8, 1918

Huebel, Ellie (Braun)

Columbus Woman Dies Of Accident Hurts

Mrs. Ellie Huebel, 49, wife of Emil Huebel of near Columbus, passed away late Saturday of injuries sustained in an automobile accident at Columbus a week before.

Funeral services were held in the Koenig Funeral Home Chapel, Monday, August 18 with the Rev. Wolf officiating.  Burial was in the IOOF Cemetery at Columbus.

The deceased was born in Industry on October 29, 1897 and in 1928, she was united in marriage with Emil Huebel in La Grange.

Surviving are her husband, Emil Huebel; father, Leo Braun of Round Top; one daughter, Miss Mae Dell Huebel of Columbus; one son, Virga Huebel and one step-son, Emil J. Huebel both of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Schaper of New Ulm, Mrs. Oscar E. (Adelia) Linnstoedter of Shelby and Mrs. Leon (Leona) Heintschel of Ellinger; and four brothers, Alfred, and Oscar Braun of Industry, August Braun of Houston and Manfred Braun of West Point.

La Grange Journal, Thursday, August 21, 1947
Contributed by Rob Brown

Huebel, Emil

Services for Emil Huebel Are Held

Funeral services were held in La Grange Saturday morning for EmIl Huebel, 68, who was found dead at his home on Route 1, Columbus, Thursday morning. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery of Columbus. Rev. G. Wolf of the Lutheran church officiated.

A native of near Columbus, Mr. Huebel was born Feb 16, 1896, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Huebel. He was a member of the Lutheran church and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Edward Solansky of Alleyton; 2 sons, Virga and Emil Jr. of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Ed Buxkamper of Slaton; 4 brothers, Willie, Otto and Henry Huebel of La Grange and Frank of Columbus, and one grandchild.

Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 1954

Huebel, John, Jr.

John Huebel was born on April 15, 1884 in Ellinger, Texas.  He was well known throughout his lifetime as one of the best switch foramens and railroad repair men of the railway lines in Colorado County, Texas.  However, his life was shortened tragically when a dump car in Glidden, Texas failed to operate properly. 

John was 42 years old when the accident occurred taking his life. This was on a Monday afternoon, May 10, 1926 at 5:30 pm.  His crew had been unloading some ballast gravel on the east lead track, and when one of the automatic dump cars refused to operate as the air was applied to it, John stepped in between the car track and body to see what was holding it.  The car body with its immense load of ballast suddenly swung toward him and pinioned him between the body of the car and the truck frame.  The edge of the car struck him in the chest crushing his body to a pulp and breaking both of his arms.  He died instantly! 

Yard Master J.R. McMahan and Assistant Train Master Weatherford were both present when the accident happened.  Doctors from Columbus rushed to the scene, but life was extinct before they reached him.  Justice of the Peace E.C. Thrower held an inquest finding that he met his death from accidental causes. 

John's funeral services were held at the residence at 4:00 pm on Tuesday afternoon.  Reverend E.F. Park of the Catholic Church officiated.  The remains were laid to rest in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus, Texas.  One of the largest crowds in recent times attended the obsequies. 

John was one of the highest respected citizens of the Glidden area, an old employee of the railroad and popular with all who knew him.  At the time of his death he was survived by his father, John Huebel, Sr. of Ellinger, a sister, Mrs. Buxkemper of Slaton, Texas, five brothers Frank and Emil of Ellinger, Henry Huebel of Flatonia, and Willie and Otto Huebel of La Grange, Texas; also, his wife Annie Struss Huebel and his two sons, fourteen and seven years of age.

Colorado County Citizen
Submitted by Sidney E. Struss 

Huebel, Robert


Robert Huebel, 85, passed away Aug. 14 in an El Paso hospital.

He was born July 9, 1918 in Columbus, to Robert and Alma [Anna Schmidt] Huebel and married Catherine Thorp Feb. 2, 1947. They moved to Sierra Blanca where they raised a family and lived for 53 years. Mr. Huebel was a veteran of World War II and a Southern Pacific Railroad Agent-Telegrapher from 1939-1979.

He was an active member of Our Lady of Miracles Catholic Church in Sierra Blanca until his declining health forced he and his wife to relocate to Van Horn in May 2000.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles; and son, John.

He is survived by his wife; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Edward Jr. and Joi Huebel of Golden, Colo., Michael Joseph and Sharon Huebel of Grand Prairie and Charles William and Carolyn Huebel of Ennis, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca Anne and Jimmy Patterson of Van Horn; brother, Melvin Huebel of Columbus; sister, Audrey Jean Bondar of Eastpointe, Mich.; step-mother, Alma Huebel; eight grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral mass was conducted Aug. 22, at Our Lady of Miracles Catholic Church in Sierra Blanca. Burial took place in Columbus [St. Anthony Cemetery] Aug. 24 with the Rev. Bennie Holesvosky officiating.

Colorado County Citizen, September 3, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Huebel, Robert John

Robert J. Huebel

Robert J. Huebel, a lifetime resident of Columbus, died in Columbus Community Hospital Nov. 27 at the age of 89. He had been in the hospital 5 weeks.

He was a son of the late Ignas and Victoria Pavlicek Huebel, born Jan. 23, 1887 in Milam County. He was united in marriage to Alma Nitschke and was employed by Southern Pacific Railroad, retiring in 1955. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Audrey Jean Bondar of East Detroit, Mich.; 2 sons, Robert E. Huebel of Sierra Blanco and Melvin Huebel of Columbus; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Services were held at Henneke Funeral Home Tuesday, with The Rev. Clarence James officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with Henneke Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Hal Halcom, Buddy Prause, J. S. DeJardo, C. C. Rodenberry, Ken Elliott and R. W. Gillespie.

Colorado County Citizen, December 2, 1976, page 4
Contributed by Emma Lipperdt
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