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Kainer, Adolph Sr.

Final Rites for Adolph Kainer Held Monday

Funeral services for Adolph Kainer Sr., 90, were held Monday, August 5, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mr. Kainer, a lifelong area resident and retired farmer, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, August 4, after several months illness with a circulatory condition.

Born in the Sedan section in Fayette County, he was a son of Frank and Annie Manosky Kainer. He married Minnie Freis at St. Michael's Church here on Oct. 19, 1906.

His wife survives him, along with two sons, Adolph J. Kainer of Schulenburg and Gilbert Kainer of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Clara) Lebeda of Weimar and Mrs. James K. (Laura) McBride of Houston; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A son, a daughter, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Wayne Kainer, Jimmy McBride, Patrick Kainer, Albert Kobersky; Larry Stancik, and Leonard Lamar.

Weimar Mercury, August 8, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kainer, Alfred "Buck"

Alfred “Buck” Kainer Services Held January 2

Services were held for Alfred “Buck” Kainer, 84, of La grange on Thursday, Jan 2 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Grange with Msgr. Harry Mazurkiewicz officiating. Burial followed at the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Holman.

Kainer died on Dec. 30 at River Oaks Nursing Home in Columbus.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1912 to Emil and Hilda (Helmcamp) Kainer in Fayette County. He married Helen Marie Petras in Holman on Oct 18, 1937.

He lived his entire lifetime in Fayette County. Kainer was retired from the Texas Highway Department. He was affiliated with Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a member of the Texas Retired Employees Assn.

Survivors include one daughter, Marlene Renfrow of La Grange; two sons, Robert Kainer of Houston and William Kainer of Austin; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and one sister, Elma Mazoch of Weimar.

He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother.

Weimar Mercury, January 9, 1997
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Kainer, Anna (Manovsky)


Grandma Kainer, beloved wife of “Grandpa” Frank Kainer, this commnity’s centenarian, who has been very ill for several weeks past, quietly passed into that brighter and better world above early Tuesday morning. The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, this city, this (Thursday) morning, with Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. We hope to publish a suitable obiturary for this good woman in our next issue.

Weimar Mercury, July 29, 1938.


Mrs. Anna Kainer, 97, wife of Grandpa Frank Kainer, Texas’ oldest white man, died late Tuesday afternoon of last week at the family residence five miles north of Weimar. Seventeen days ago she helped celebrate the 105th birthday of her husband.

A 68-year resident of this section, Mrs. Kainer was presented pension check No. 2 personally from Governor James V. Allred in 1936. Born in Moravia in 1841, her maiden name was Anna Morkovsky [sic]

A childhood sweetheart of Frank Kainer, master slate-roof craftsman who traveled over Europe practicing his trade, Miss Morkovsky[sic] was married to him in Weis Kirchen, Moravia.

A month after their wedding, because of the Franco-Prussian war, Mr. and Mrs. Kainer applied for passports to Texas. The next day after they embarked from Bremen, Germany, all immigration was stopped.

Arriving at Galveston twenty-two days later, Mr. and Mrs. Kainer purchased a yoke of two oxen and a wagon and headed for the interior of the state. At High Hill, in Fayette county, where Mrs. Kainer’s relatives lived, they settled and began farming in 1871.

Five children survive, in addition to her husband. Three sons, Ed, Emil and Adolf, are Weimar residents; two daughters, Mrs. John Slubar and Mrs. Joe Freis, live here, while a third daughter, Mrs. Joe Huschke, died at Cameron some time ago.

The funeral of this beloved woman took place Thursday morning of last week at 9 o’clock, at St. Michael’s Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in an impressive ceremony

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 5, 1938, page 1

Kainer, Bennie H.

Sudden Death of Mr. Bennie H. Kainer

There passed from among us early Monday morning a truly fine young man, one of our popular and progressive business men, one whose successful rise in the business world was most notable. We refer to Mr. Bennie H. Kainer, proprietor of Bennie’s Cafe, this city, a young man who stood deservedly very high among our people and who, it would seem, was destined for greater things in the years to come. But although man proposes, it is God, after all, who disposes. Bennie is with us no more.

This popular young man, a victim for some time past of appendicitis trouble, a few days ago decided to be rid of it and voluntarily went to the hospital at Hallettsvile[sic] for an operation. He was cheerful and confident, feeling that he soon would be rid of his tormenting trouble. He went on the operating table, and the operation apparently was a success. He got along fine, the wound healing nicely, and it was not until the past week end that a serious complication developed--his heart went bad on him. This was an unforeseen trouble, and although every humanly possible effort was made to overcome same, it was without avail. However, there were times when it seemed as if he would come out victor, but it was only temporary. Early Monday morning his heart “went all to pieces”, so to speak, and the end came quickly. In a brief while poor Bennie, beloved by us all, was no more.

Arrangements were made and the body brought home for burial, same being taken to the home of relatives, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Berger, from which point Wednesday morning, the funeral took place, after touching services at St. Michael’s Church by Rev. Jos. Szymanski, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pall bearers were Messrs. Ed Rabel, Dr. J. J. Mensik, Rudy Kloesel, W. H. Hollien, Louis A. Hobizal and Emil Christ. It was one of the most largely attended funerals ever witnessed in this city, attesting the high regard in which poor Bennie was held by the people of this section. The floral offerings were also noticeable for their profusion and beauty.

Ben H. Kainer was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Kainer, Sr., of this community. He was born about thirty years ago--Dec. 24, 1907--and all his life was spent in and around Weimar. He was a quiet, steady, industrious young man, one who possessed he esteem and good will of everyone who knew him. He was upright, honest, a dependable friend, and a man whose character was above reproach. A few years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Vlasta Lebeda, one of the finest girls of this section, daughter of M. and Mrs. J. F. Lebeda, and after a time a little sunbeam in the shape of a babe came into their home and hearts, but only for a little while, as God took their darling from them. The young couple a short while ago entered the cafe business here and made a wonderful success of same. Their place of business had a large and every increasing patronage.

Bennie will be missed by everybody. He always had a cheerful greeting for his friends and customers, and it will be sad to realize that never again will we see his smiling face or hear a word of greeting from him. His passing is viewed with sincerest regret by all.

He is survived by his widow, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Kainer, Sr., his grandparents, “Uncle Frank” Kainer (our centenarian) and wife, two sisters, Mrs. Clara Lebeda of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Laura McBride of Marion, and two brothers, Adolf, Jr., and Gilbert, besides a host of relatives and friends.

To all of whom the heartfelt sympathy of this paper and the writer is extended, for their loss is heavy. May God be merciful to them!

Weimar Mercury, May 20, 1938

Kainer, Diana

Sweet Little Babe Dies

The Mercury last week recorded the sad accident that befell little Diana Kainer, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Kainer of this city, in which a pan of hot water was accidentally overturned on her tender little body, causing such deep burns that Death stepped in Saturday night and relieved the darling little babe of her sufferings. The funeral took place at St. Michael's Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching burial service. The funeral was attended by a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends.

This sweet little babe, here for so short a time, had completely taken possession of the hearts of her devoted parents, and the shock to them in the sudden death of their loved one can better be imagined than described. In their deepest sorrow they have the unfeigned, heartfelt sympathy of scores of friends throughout this section, May God comfort them as He alone can!

Weimar Mercury, October 25, 1935, page 1

Kainer/Keiner, Edward E

Final Rites For Edward Keiner, 85, Held Hee Friday

Funeral services for Edward Keiner, who died August 8, just three weeks short of his 86th birthday annivesary, were held Saturday morning, August 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. John C. Bily officiated in the Requiem Mass. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Keiner had been in ill health more than a year. He had lived in this area nearly all of his life. Born August 29, 1876, in the Sedan community, he was a son of Frank and Annie Keiner. He married Miss Mary Bittner at Nada on January 30, 1900, and they lived in Nada three years before moving back to Weimar, where he had lived since. Mrs. Keiner died in 1945.

Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. John (Bertha) Kasper Sr. and Mrs. Henry (Mary) Brune of Weimar, and Mrs. Louise Brinkley of Houston; one son, Edmund Keiner of Victoria; two brother, Emil and Adolph Keiner of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. Annie Slubar of Weimar; 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, August 16, 1962, page 1

Kainer, Elsie

Elsie Kainer Funeral Services Held June 3

Elsie Kainer, 93, of Weimar, died June 1 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 3 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.

Miss Kainer was born April 27, 1909 in Weimar to Joe B. and Emilie (Schindler) Kainer. She attended Bois D’Arc School.

She owned Elsie’s Coffee Shop in Weimar. She lived in this area all her life but worked in Corpus Christi for a short period.

Miss Kainer is survived by a sister, Millie Petras of LaGrange and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Pallbearers were Harris Kainer, Davis Kainer, Dennis Petras, James Kainer, Ryan Kainer and Trent Kainer.

The Weimar Mercury June 6, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Kainer, Emil

Final Rites For Emil Kainer, 90, Held Thursday

Funeral servIces for EmiI KaIner, 90, lifelong resident of. the Weimar area In Fayette. County, were held Thursday, May 18, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church with burIal in the church cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated. Pallbearers were grandsons Robert L. Kainer, William C. Kainer, Henry J. Mazoch Jr., Charles Becak, Bernard Glines, and Bobby Koym. Another grandson, Edmund Wayne Kainer, was altar boy.

Mr. Kainer died at 7:15 p.m. May 11 in Youens Memorial Hospital of a stroke, after 18 days' illness.

Born Dec 10, 1880, in the Sedan area, Fayette County, he was a son of Frank and Anna Manovsky Kainer. He married Miss Hilda Helmcamp, who died April 7, 1924, leaving three children. On Oct 2,1935, he married Miss Marie A. Futschik.

She survives him, along with his three children, Mrs. Henry (Alma) Mazoch and Edmund Kainer of Weimar and Alfred E. Kainer of La Grange; one sister, Mrs. John (Annie) Slubar, and one brother, Adolph Kainer, both of Weimar; 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A brother, Edward, and two sisters, Mrs. Joe (Pauline) Freis and Mrs. Joe (Louisa) Huschke, preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, May 20, 1971 

Kainer, Frances Christine (Skutca)

Mrs. A. Kainer, Stroke Victim, Buried Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Alfred J. Kainer, 55, who died of a stroke at 8 p.m. Saturday in Youens Hospital, were held Monday morning, May 10, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Albert Hubertus was celebrant of the mass, assisted by Rev. John C. Bily.

Mrs. Kainer had suffered a stroke April 14 and after 10 days in the hospital appeared to be on the way to recovery. In the days following, however, she had several more strokes, and by Friday she was critically ill.

The former Miss Frances Christine Skutca, she was born Nov. 3, 1909, a short distance north of Weimar, in Fayette County, a daughter of Frank and Anna Hudec Skutca. She was married to Mr. Kainer Oct. 12, 1936, and they hae lived in Weimar ever since.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, Legion of Mary, Weimar Home Demonstration Club, and Weimar Handcraft Club, and also actively participated in PTA and PTC functions at St. Michael’s School and Weimar Public School.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Miss Georgia Kainer of Houston and Miss Sylvia Kainer, a junior at Weimar High School; two sons, Airman First Class Lawrence Kainer of Wichita Falls and Frank Kainer of Houston; one granddaughter, Laurie Ann Kainer; seven sisters, Mrs. August Kuehn and Mrs. Alvin Sebesta of Weimar, Mrs. Ernest Bartsch, Mrs. Charles Krolczyk and Mrs. Regina Dittmar of Houston, Mrs. Adolf Janda of San Antonio and Mrs. Charles Kucherka of Burton; and two brothers, Frank and Louis Skutca of Columbus. A sister, Mrs. Anton Kubenka, and a brother, Emil Skutca, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were nephews: Bernard Kainer, Floyd Bartsch, Curtis Janda, Woodrow Sebesta, Thomas Kainer, and Charles Kucherka Jr.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, May 13, 1965
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kainer, Frank


After a brief illness, the death of Mr. Frank Kainer, 84, occurred at his residence at Bernardo Friday. Funeral service was held at the Mentz Catholic Church Sunday at three o’clock, Rev. C. P. Sullivan officiating. Interment took place in the Mentz Catholic cemetery.

Pallbearers were his grandsons: Virgil Kainer of San Antonio, Victor, Raymond, Henry and Lindsey Kainer of El Campo and Ed Gassmann of Schulenburg.

Mr. Kainer was one of the prominent, substantial farmers of the Bernardo section for many years. He was born in Germany and came to this county when he was 18 years of age, settling at High Hill in Fayette County, where he remained until about 40 years ago, when he moved to the Bernardo community.

The family has lived on the same place there since that time.

Deceased is survived by the sorrowing wife, two daughters Mrs. Chas. Wicke of Bernardo and Mrs. Felix Gassmann of Schulenburg, five sons Otto of Houston, Frank, Rudolph, Ed and Louis of El Campo, one step-daughter, Mrs. Henry Maerz of Glen Flora, two stepsons, Elo and Thomas Braden of Bernardo, one brother, Adolph Kainer of Schulenburg, and a large number of grandchildren.

Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.

Colorado County Citizen, January 26, 1933, page 1

Kainer, Frank


News reached this city early Friday morning that Grandpa Frank Keiner[sic], as he was loving called, had passed away. Only a few weeks ago his beloved wife and life companion passed away and since that time this grand old patriarch, seeming to sense the loss of her, began noticeably to fail, until it was realized that he, too, would soon be numbered among the ones who had passed over the river. Naturally his death was no great surprise, for at his age, 105 years past, it was realized that he was truly “living on borrowed time”. Funeral arrangements were made and the body of this beloved old gentleman laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Sunday morning at 9 o’clock by the side of his life companion. Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating in a touching ceremonial. The funeral was largely attended, probably a thousand persons present, and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, attesting the high esteem in which he was held by the people of this community, in which he had lived for so long a time.

Mr. Keiner was born in Weis Kirchen, Moravia. At 37 years of age he was married to Miss Anna Manofsky[sic], and very soon afterward the happy pair sailed for America. Their long journey of twenty-two days landed them at the port of Galveston, where they purchased a wagon and yoke of oxen and resumed their journey to High Hill, Fayette county, where they had relatives.

This was in 1871. Here they settled and began farming. Later in life they moved to the Weimar section, where the remainder of their lives was spent. His beloved wife passed away July 26 at the age of 97 years.

Two years ago when the pension law went into effect, Mr. and Mrs. Keiner were taken to Austin by interested friends and presented by Governor James V. Allred with the first two pensions issued by the state.

During their long and eventful life--they were indeed pioneers of this section--they ever possessed the respect and esteem of all with whom they came in contact. Honest, honorable, energetic up to the time that old age placed its seal upon them, they lead a quite but useful life, and were always highly regarded by their friends and neighbors. They raised a family of fine sons and daughters and gave unto them a heritage to be proud of. The people of this entire section deeply regret the passing of this grand old character.

Surviving him are three sons, Messrs. Edward, EmiI and Adolf Keiner, and three daughters Mrs. John Slubar and Mrs. Jos. Freis of Weimar community and Mrs. Joe Hruska of Cameron, besides many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to whom our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, October 11, 1938, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

WEIMAR, Tex., Oct. 11 -- Approximately 700 persons paid last tribute here Sunday to Frank (Grandpa) Kainer, 105, believed to have been the oldest white man in Texas, whose death occurred Friday after an illness which lingered following the death of his wife, Anna Kainer, July 26, 17 days after his 105th birthday.

Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Church with Very Rev. Joseph Szymanski, officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery. Born July 9, 1833 in Weis Kirchen, Moravia, Kainer came to Texas in 1870, embarking from Breman just one day before emigratiion ceased because of the then approaching Franco-Prussian War. They arrived at Galveston, bought a wagon and oxen and headed for the interior of Texas, settling at High Hill, Fayette County, in the 70s.

In 1936, Mr. and Mrs. Kainer were signally honored when Gov. James V. Allred personally presented them with the first and second pension checks ever issued in Texas.

In addition to numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, immediate survivors include: Three sons, Ed, Emil and Adolf of Weimar; three daughters, Mrs. John Slubar, Mrs. Joe Freis of Weimar and Mrs. Joe Hruska of Cameron.

San Antonio Express, Tuesday, October 12, 1938
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kainer, Frank Herman

Funeral Held for Frank Kainer, 52, Gunshot Victim

Funeral services for Frank Herman Kainer, 52, lifelong resident of this area, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Monday morning, Nov. 21, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiated.

In ill health for the past two years, the ex-farmer and service operator took his own life with a pistol Saturday afternoon about 3:3 0 o’clock as he sat in his car in front of his home. Justice of the Peace A. J. Ratliff returned a verdict of suicide.

Mr. Kainer was born near Weimar in 1897, the son of Fred and Veronica Kainer. He married Miss Ida Janda at her home in Smithville January 7, 1919. In 1943 he quit farming and went to work as a mechanic for Oscar Koehn in Weimar; in 1944 he worked as a service station attendant for Bennie Getschmann and Edmund Rabel and in that year moved his family to town. For the past three years he had operated a Texaco service station in partnership with his son-in-law, Raphael Vana. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are one daughter, Mrs. Raphael Vana; a grandson, Raphael Vana, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schenk of Weimar and Mrs. H. J. Kretzschmar of Eagle Lake; two half-sisters, Mrs. Willie Emmel of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Edward Dworsky of Houston; and his stepmother, Mrs. Aurelia Kainer of Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers at the services were Henry Drietner, Edmund Dreitner, Edward Guenther, Willie Kainer, Emil Schenk, and Chas. Schenk.

Weimar Mercury, September 25, 1949

Kainer, Hilda (Helmcamp)


Mrs. Emil Kainer, a respected lady of the Sedan community, died Monday morning following an illness of Bright’s disease, and the body was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Tuesday morning, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. Many sorrowing relatives and friends attended the last sad rites. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, April 11, 1924, page 1

Kainer, Ida (Janda)

Mrs. Kainer, 79, Buried Here Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Kainer, 79, of 522 Deepgrove, Houston, were held Monday, March 25, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Kainer, a former Weimar Resident, died at 12:45 p.m. March 23 at Four Seasons Nursing Home, Houston.

The former Ida Janda, she was born August 21, 1895, at Smithville and was married there to Frank Kainer. He died in 1949.

For the past 21 years Mrs. Kainer had lived in Houston with her daughter Mrs. Raphael (Edna) Vana.

Survivors in addition to Mrs. Vana are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Adolf Janda of San Antonio; and a half-brother, Alvin Earn of Wharton.

Pallbearers were John Hajovsky, Henry Dreitner, Emil Ulrich, all of Weimar; Chester Matula of Wharton; Bill Bruce, Houston; and Wilbur Allen, Boling.

Weimar Mercury, March 28, 1974
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Kainer, Ignac

Ignac Kainer

Ignac "I.G." Kainer, 80, of Garwood, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2007.

He was born on July 9, 1927 in Weimar to John and Mary Bayer Kainer. He was a farmer and rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Zbranek Kainer of Garwood; sons, Kenneth Kainer of Columbus and Jim Kainer of Victoria; grandchildren, Amber and Ashley Kainer and Jessica and Zachary Kainer; and brother, Wilbert Kainer.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Rosary was recited Thursday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral Mass was held Friday, Jan. 4, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Nada with the Rev. Tony Boateng-Mensah officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Triska Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Darryl Kainer, Bob Shimek, Ron Shimek, Rick Shimek, Gary Kaluza and Ervin Fucik.

El Campo Leader-News, January 5, 2008 online

Kainer, Joe B.

74-Year Resident Joe B. Kainer, 84, Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Tuesday morning for Joe B. Kainer, 84, who had lived in the Weimar rural area since he was a 10-year-old.

Ill the past year with a series of strokes, he succumbed at his home at 2:10 p.m. Sunday.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and the Rev. Louis Fritz officiated in the funeral rites. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Pallbearers were Oscar Schindler, Herbert Bahner, Edgar Bahner, Eugene Kainer, George Kainer and Edwin Billeck.

Mr. Kainer was born Feb. 14, 1877, in Austria-Hungary, a son of Frank and Carolina Kainer, who brought their family to this country in 1887, landing at Galveston. He married Miss Emilie Schneider Oct. 17, 1904. For four years they lived on a farm in the Sedan section, then moved to the Bois d’Arc area, where they lived until 1957 when they sold their farm and moved to town.

They were honored by their children in 1954, on their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Kainer was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Joseph’s Society.

Surviving in addition to his widow are four daughters, Mrs. Albert (Adela) Berger and Miss Elsie Kainer of Weimar, Mrs. D. C. (Tillie) Bullard of Beaumont and Mrs. Edward (Millie) Petras of La Grange; one son, Edgar Kainer of Weimar; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs., Emilie Ulrich of Houston; two half-sisters, Misses Annie and Tina Keiner of Weimar and a half-brother, Ed. Keiner, of Weimar. A son died at age 9 and two half-sisters also preceded Mr. Kainer in death.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1961, page 1

Kainer, Joseph F.


Joe F. Kainer, a well known and highly respected farmer of the Borden section, died of influenza Sunday, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Monday at noon, Rev. J. Szymanski officiating, and a large crowd of sympathizing relatives and friends witnessing the last sad rites. Mr. Kainer leaves a widow and several small children, some of whom, we understand, are down with the same dreaded disease. The heartfelt sympathy of many friends goes out to the family in their bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, January 24, 1919, page 1

Kainer, Louise (Voitle) Koch


Louise Koch Kainer, 80, of Rock Island passed away December 9 at Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Brenham. Mrs. Kainer was born in Weimar, September 25, 1908 to Anton Voitle and Frances (Grovitz) Voitle. She joined Fritz Koch in marriage February 17, 1926. She was a member of St. Paul Luther[a]n Church in Weimar.

Services were held, Sunday, November 11 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial followed at Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island with Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating.

Preceded in death by her husband, Fritz Koch November 13, 1958, Mrs. Kainer leaves four daughters, Tillie Kuehne of Houston, Mary Glass of California, Dorothy Henry of Rock Island, Bernice Henry of Rock Island and Frances Winton of Rosenburg, four grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren

Pallbearers were Clayton Henry, Mike Bordovsky, Bill Phenix, Emil Brunkenhofer, Henry Kunschick and Billy Henry.

Colorado County Citizen, December 14, 1988, page 5

Kainer, Marie Annie (Futschik)

Mrs. Kainer’s Funeral Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie A. Kainer, 78, of 500 N. Mechanic St. were held Tuesday, Jan. 25, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mrs. Kainer died at her home Sunday morning, Jan. 23, of a heart attack.

Born August 22, 1898, at High Hill, she was a daughter of Frank Fredrick and Antonia (Haas) Futschik. She was married Oct. 3, 1935, at Rosebud to Emil Kainer. He preceded her in death in May 1971.

Mrs. Kainer was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

She is survived by two brothers, Julius J. Futschik of Burlington, Texas, and August F. Futschik of Atascosa, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Christine Bludau, and a brother, Adolph Futschik, and seven other brothers and sisters who died as infants or very young children.

Pallbearers were Henry Adamcik, Edgar Bahner, Joe E. Dreitner, Alfred H. Helmcamp, and Leo Hudec, all of Weimar, and Alfred E. Kainer of LaGrange.

The Weimar Mercury, February 3, 1977
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Kainer, Mary  F. (Matzke)

Final Rites For Mrs. M. Kainer, 84, Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary F. Kainer, 84, mother of Prec. 2 County Commissioner Alfred J. Kainer, were held Saturday morning, Oct. 4. at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated in the services.  Rev. Gerald Huberuts[sic] in the Rosary recitation.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Frank and Lawrence Kainer, Thomas Kainer, Joe Henry Kainer, Bernard Kainer, Jerome Emmel and Johnnie Kainer.

Mrs. Kainer died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct 2, at San Jacinto Hotel.

Born Dec. 9, 1884, she was a lifetime resident of the Weimar area.  Her parents were Joseph and Anna Kunschik Matzke.  She was married to Joseph F. Kainer on Nov. 11, 1907.  He died Jan 19, 1915.

Surviving are four sons, Comm. Kainer, Willie and Edwin Kainer, all of Weimar, and Henry Kainer of Galveston; a daughter, Mrs. Leo (Emma) Emmel of Columbus; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, October 9, 1969, page 5
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Kainer, Mary Francis (Jurak)

Mary Kainer Services Held October 1

Mary Francis Jurak Kainer, 83, of Weimar, died on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

She was born March 24, 1928, to August Jurak and Annie Dybala in Schulenburg.

Mary married Edmund A. Kainer on Oct. 20, 1953, in Weimar.

She is survived by her son, Edmund W. Kainer of Houston and her sister Mildred Stavinoha of Weimar.

Mary had one grandchild.

Her husband, sisters, Clara Berger, and Gussie Jurak preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 1, at St. Michael Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

The Weimar Mercury, October 6, 2011
Transcribed bySandra Long Anders


Kainer, Richard and Scott

Kainer Twin Sons Buried

Graveside rites were held Friday, April 16, at St. Michael's Cemetery here for Scott and Richard Kainer, twin sons born April 14 to Mr. and Mrs. Davis Kainer of 107 Cumberland Gap, Victoria.

Survivors in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Kainer and Mrs. James J. Verunac of Weimar; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Foster of Eagle Lake; and uncles and aunts, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Verunac and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Kainer of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, April 22, 1976, page 7

Kainer, Sophie (Janda)

Final Rites For Mrs. Kainer, 74, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Edward B. (Sophie) Kainer, 74, of Rt. 1, Weimar, were held Saturday, Jan. 3, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Rev. Oswald Kahlich officiated.

Mrs. Kainer died Jan. 2 at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 11 days.

Born Oct. 30, 1895, at Hostyn, she was a daughter of Leopold and Philomena Janda. She was married to Mr. Kainer at Hostyn on Jan. 30, 1917, and they settled on a farm near Weimar. She was a member of St. Ann’s Society.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, George Kainer of Schulenburg and Eugene Kainer of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Walla and Mrs. Dorothy Bohac of Houston; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Fred Janda of La Grange; and one foster brother, John Dunn of Houston.

Pallbearers for her funeral were Grandsons Larry Bohac, Nolan Bruns and Roy Dierschke and Nephews Robert Janda, Bennie Kosler and Wilbert Hollek.

Weimar Mercury, January 8, 1970, page 7

Kainer, William

Wm. Kainer Funeral Held Here Monday

Funeral services for William Kainer, 71, of Route 3, Weimar, were held Monday, Dec. 21, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father John Peters and Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Mr. Kainer died of cancer at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Columbus Community Hospital, after a short illness.

A retired farmer and former employee of the Texas Department of Highways and Transportation, he was born April 30, 1910, at New Bielau, a son of Joseph and Mary (Matzke) Kainer. He married Lena Emmel on Oct. 15, 1935, at St. Michael's Church. He was a member of the St. Joseph Society.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters,. Mrs. Mary Neuendorff of Cat Spring, Mrs. Lucille Braun of Houston, Mrs. Angeline Murray of Dayton and Mrs. Jeanette Tuttle of Leander; one son, Thomas Kainer of Katy; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Alfred, Henry, and Edwin Kainer of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Emmel of Columbus.

Pallbearers were Frank Kainer, Lawrence Kainer, Joe Kainer, Jerome Emmel, Randy Neuendorff and Ricky Neuendorff.

Weimar Mercury, December 24, 1981, page 5

Keiner, Alfred F.

Alfred Kainer[sic], Content, Is Claimed By Death

Mr. Alfred Kainer, well known and popular young man of the Content community, died Monday night after a comparatively brief illness. He had been in iII health for some time past, but it was not considered serious. However, diabetis[sic] developed and his condition changed rapidly for the worse.

The funeral took place at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.

If we mistake not, the young man was born and raised in the Content community. For a brief time about a year ago he was in charge of the Hinkel Cleaning and Pressing Shop in this city. He was a young man of friendly disposition and well liked by all who knew him. His death is deeply and sincerely deplored.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, January 27, 1933, page 1


Our community was terribly shocked last Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, when at an early hour news flashed from home to home that Mr. Alfred F. Kainer, beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kainer, well known farmers of the Content community, had been claimed by death.

Mr. Kainer had been in ill health for the past several months. However, diabetis[sic] developed and his condition grew worse rapidly. Sunday night, Jan. 22. he was confined to his bed and died at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday morning.

Funeral arrangements were made and the body laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery Wednesday morning, after appropriate services at St. Michael's Church by his pastor Rev, Joe Hildebrand.

Pall bearers were Fred Ulrich, Joe Hollek, Emil Schenk, Willie Kainer, Henry Kainer and Edward Guenther. Flower girls were Georgie Sciba, Annie Verunac, Tillie Schenk, Dorothy Anders, Henrietta Guenther and Janie SlavIk.

In spite of many hardships and experiences during his long months of illness he was always ready tn offer friends and neighbors a helping hand whenever he could. He was highly respected and much beloved by all. He had no difficulty making friends wherever he went. Many feel with the immediate family the great loss, but we have reason to believe most assuredly that he has gone to his reward.

May God be merciful to his bereaved ones is our sincere wish. R.

Weimar Mercury, February 3, 1933, page 2

Keiner, Annie

Miss Keiner's Funeral Held Here Sept. 5

Funeral services for Miss Annie Keiner, 82, were held Monday morning, Sept. 5, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Miss Keiner, a resident of Parkview Manor, died at 9:45 p.m. Sept 3 in Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born Dec. 2, 1894, a daughter of Frank and Carolina (Berger) Keiner.

Survivors are a sister, Miss Christina Keiner, a brother, Edward B. Kainer, and a half sister, Mrs. Ludmilla Ulrich, all of Weimar.

Two sisters and a half brother preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 22, 1977

Keiner, Aurelia (Kleiber)

Mrs. A. Keiner Of Eagle Lake Is Dead at 96

Funeral services for Mrs. Aurelia Keiner, 96, of Eagle Lake, a former Weimar area resident, were held Friday morning, Feb 10, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Eagle Lake, with Father Edward Geiser officiating. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery here.

Mrs. Keiner died Feb 8 at Heritage House nursing home in Eagle Lake.

Born Nov 28, 1881, in Austria, she was a daughter of John and Frances Kielber[sic]. She was married to Ferdinand (Fred) Keiner on Jan 11, 1910, at St Michael's Catholic Church here. They settled on a farm three miles south of Weimar. Mr. Keiner died May 29, 1941, and on Feb 2, 1944, Mrs. Keiner moved to Eagle Lake to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Emmel, in Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Keiner was also preceded in death by a son, Alfred, who died Jan 24, 1933 at the age of 21; a brother and a sister who died in Frankfurt Germany; and another sister Wilhelmina Anders.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Willie (Adela) Emmel of Eagle Lake and Mrs. Richard (Louise) Dworsky of Channelview; a step-daughter, Mrs. Willie Kretzschmar of Alleyton; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew in Frankfurt, Germany, and one niece Miss Regina Anders of Slaton, Texas.

Serving as pallbearers were William Braden of College Station, William Walker of Houston, Edwin Keiner of Weimar, Gene Leibham of Crosby, Leo Emmel of Columbus and Melton Nelson of Mentz.

Mill-Bauer Funeral Home of Eagle Lake was in charge of arrangements.

Weimar Mercury, February 16, 1978
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Keiner, Carolina (Berger)


Mrs. Carolina Keiner, beloved wife of Mr. Frank B. Keiner of this city, died at the family home last Sunday evening after a comparatively brief illness, and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery Tuesday morning, after appropriate ceremonies at St. Michael’s Church, with Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. Pall bearers were Messrs. Edgar and George Keiner, Leo Hoelscher, Edward Berger, Edward Petrash and Charles Anders.

Mrs. Keiner was born in Boelten, Austria. Her maiden name was Karolina Berger, and she was married to Mr. Frank B. Keiner in the year 1885. To this union were born seven children, two of whom died in infancy. The living children are a son, Edward B. of Weimar, daughters, Mrs. Otto Thuemler of Hostyn, Mrs. John C. Breitkreuz, Misses Annie and Christine, of Weimar; two step-children, Mr. Joe B. Keiner and Mrs. John Ulrich, nineteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and the husband, Mr. Frank B. Keiner. Three brothers are also among her survivors--Messrs. Joe and Anton Berger of Weimar and Frank Berger of Strawn, Texas. Mrs. Keiner came to America in 1866, landing at Galveston, soon thereafter settling in the Weimar section, where the couple farmed and lived up to 1926, when they moved into the town of Weimar.

Mrs. Keiner was a faithful member of the St. Ann Society, a devoted wife and mother, a fine christian character, a friend and neighbor that all were proud to possess,and her passing is indeed regrettable. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 12, 1938, page 1

Keiner, Ferdinand

Final Rites For Ferdinand Keiner, 84, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Ferdinand Keiner, 84, a forty-six year resident of this area and a sixty-year resident of this country, whose death occurred Thursday, were held Saturday morning at St. Michael's Church, with Rev. Louis Blinka officiating.

A native of Balton, Austria, where he was born July 26. 1856, Mr. Keiner came to this country at the age of 25, on Oct. 28. 1881. He resided at High Hill, Fayette County, until 1895. then moved to Colorado County, Content community, where he lived until the time of his passing. In 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Veronica Dreitner and to this union several children were born. Mrs. Keiner expired on June 1, 1940[1909]. Surviving children from this union are: two daughters. Mrs. Frank Schenk of Dubina, Mrs. Hillie Kretzschmar of. Eagle Lake; and a son, Frank Keiner of Weimar. There are 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One grandson, Edmund Wanke, lives in MiIlwood, N. Y.

In 1910, Mr. Keiner married Miss Aurelia Kleiber and to this union three children were born. Survivors of this union are two daughters, Misses Adela and Louise Keiner of Weimar. and his widow.

At the time of his death, he had attained the age of 84 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Burial was in St. Michael's cemetery.

To sorrowing survivors, the Mercury extends sincere sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1941, page 1

Keiner, Mary (Bittner)

Funeral Rites for Mrs. Mary Keiner Held Here Tuesday

Mrs. Mary Keiner, 66, passed away at the family home in the New Bielau community at 12:30 p. rn., Sunday. May 27. Funeral was held from the Hubbard Funeral Home at 9:15 a. m. on Tuesday with services at St. Michael's Church at 9:30 o’clock, with the Rev. Hamala officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

A daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Bittner, Mrs. Keiner was born September 21, 1878, in Austria. The family came to America in the year 1880 and settled at Nada. She was united in marriage to Edward Keiner on January 30. 1900, at Nada, and to this union four children were born.

Mrs. Keiner had lived in this county for the past 60 years, and was a member of the Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Edward Keiner; three daughters, Mrs. John Kasper of Weimar', Mrs., Duward Brinkley of Houston, Mrs. Henry Brune of La Grange; one son, Edmund Keiner of Yoakum; three brothers, George Bittner of Garwood John Bittner of Nada and Frank Bittner of El Campo.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

People from out of town here to attend the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Keiner and sons of Yoakum. Mr. and Mrs., Duward Brinkley and children of Floresville, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bittner of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. George Bittner, and Miss Martha and Henry Bittner of Garwood, P. Leopold of Garwood, Mr. and Mrs. John Bittner and Miss Rosemire[sic] and Albert Bittner of Nada, Mrs. W. M. Boenisch and Mrs. Henry Wobble of Nada, Mrs. Clementa Hoffman of Garwood, Mr. land Mrs. John Bittner and daughters of Woodsboro, Mrs. Mary Studney and Miss Sybil Slubar of Houston, Mrs. Leola Clark and daughter, Mrs. M. Harbus and daughters and Mrs. Steve Harbus and daughters of Yoakum, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schindler and children, Miss Tina Rabel and Mrs. Edmund Rabel of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, June 1, 1945, page 1

Keiner, Veronika

Content News

It is with regret we report the death of Mrs. Fred Kainer, which occurred last Tuesday morning. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Szymanski and the remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery. May peace eternal abide with the departed one and may the smpathy of numberless friends serve to ease the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, June 11, 1909
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