“Grandma" Knebel Joins Her Loved Ones
After an illness extending over many months, the poor, tired spirit of "Grandma" Annie Knebel succumbed to the inevitable last Friday morning at the home of her son, Mr. H. R. Knebel, in this city, passing on at the ripe old age of 93 years, nearly seventy years of which period were spent in this section. She was perhaps one of' the oldest citizens of our county.
The remains were laid to rest with befitting ceremonies at St. Michael's Church Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, interment following in St. Michael's Cemetery, with Very Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.
The pall bearers at Mrs. Knebel’s funeral were six of her grandsons as follows: Johnnie Heger, Fred Knebel, George Osina, Harry Knebel, Jr., Victor Holub, Henry Knebel.
Mrs. Knebel was born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia, in the year 1842. She was united in marriage to Mr. Frank Knebel in 1864, and with her husband moved to the Weimar section in 1866 from Moravia.
Surviving her are seven sons. as follows: John, Joe and Harry of Weimar; Frank and Anton of El Campo. Louis of Crosby and Emil of Holman.
In her earlier days Mrs. Knebel was an an active woman in the affairs of life and church, ever proved herself a dutiful, self-sacrificing wife and mother, and a splendid neighbor and friend. Her passing is indeed regretted by all.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.
Among those from a distance last Saturday to attend the funeral of their kinswoman, Mrs. Annie Knebel, we noted the following: Mr. Frank Knebel and family, Mr. Anton Knebel and family, Mr. Chas. Osina and family, Mr. John Veselka and family, Mr. Louis Holub and children, of the El Campo section; Mr. Frank Knebel, Jr., and family, Mrs. Joe Zapalac, of the Midfield section; Mr. Joe Miska and family, Mrs. Albert Till, Mr. Harry Holub and Mr. Emil Knebel, of El Campo; Mrs. Wm. Till of Columbus: Victor Holub of El Campo; Mr. Adolf Knebel and family of Kirtley; Mrs. Josie Kana of El Campo; Mrs. Rogers: and Mrs. Sycala of East Bernard and possibly others whose names we failed to learn.
Weimar Mercury, August 30, 1935, page 1
Knebel, Clarence E.
Knebel Funeral May 12
Funeral services for Clarence Knebel, 65, of Houston were held Thursday, May 12, from St. Michael's Catholic Church here, with Father Charles Carolan officiating.
Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.
Knebel, ill with cancer for two and a half months, died at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, at Twelve Oaks Hospital, Houston.
Born at Weimar on May 2, 1918, he was a son of Harry and Emelia (Bohac) Knebel. Shortly after graduation from Weimar High School in 1934, he moved to Houston. For 26 years, until retiring January 1, 1983, he was employed in the Ladies' Shoe Department at Neiman-Marcus. He was part owner of Knebel's in Weimar.
Knebel is survived by one brother, Harry Knebel Jr. of Weimar; a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Al Anders of Weimar; a niece and nephew-in-law, Janelle and Anthony Conzentino of Houston; a great-niece, Lindsay Conzentino of Houston and four aunts, Mrs. M.J. Pilat of Laredo, Miss Isabel Bohac of Weimar, Mrs. R. H. Keuper of San Antonio, and Mrs. S. E. Tolbirt of Sealy. He was preceded in death by an infant brother and by a sister, Loretta, who died in 1977.
Serving as pallbearers were Carmen Whatley, Richard Delgado, J. Tate, Jim Beene, Rafael Veselka, John Miksch, Jack Montgomery and Henry Adamcik. Named honorary pallbearers were Pat Hartley and Irwin Goldberg.
Weimar Mercury, May 19, 1983
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright
Knebel, Emelia (Bohac)
Mrs. H. Knebel Dies Suddenly Last Thursday
Funeral Held Saturday Afternoon--Very Largely Attended
At no time In its history has our little city been so shocked as it was Thursday night of last week shortly after nightfall when the news flashed over the telephone wires that Mrs. Emelie Knebel, beloved wife of Mr. H. R. Knebel, well known merchant of our city, bad expired suddenly, at their place of business, while down there for a brief time attending to some bookkeeping work. Acute indigestion was given as the cause of her sudden death.
So popular was this lady, and so sudden and unexpected her death that our people could hardly believe it true. To have seen her but a few short moments before in apparently the best of health, as was the experIence of many of our citizens, and then to hear that she was cold in death, was almost unbelieveable. However, it was a sad fact.
Mrs. Knebel had gone home about 5:15, prepared supper, and after supper remembering some work unfinished, she had returned to the store with her husband to complete same, expecting to be gone but a few moments. The attack came upon her very suddenly and was so violent that even though a physician was on the scene within a few minutes, she was In the throes of death when he arrived. The remains were tenderly conveyed to time family home and preparations made for burial, which took place Saturday afternoon at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery in the presence of one of the largest crowds that ever attended a funeral in Weimar, attesting the wide and universal popularity and esteem in which this beloved lady was held by all. Rev. Paul Piepenbrok, Lutheran pastor, officiated at the grave in one of the most touching burial services ever listened to by our people.
At the close of the service the mound was literally buried from sight by the profusion of floral offerings placed upon same. It was in every way one of the most touching funerals ever held in Weimar.
Mrs. Knebel was born and reared in this community, and was 36 years of age at time time of her death. Of a most cheerful disposition under any and all circumstances, her friendly smile and greeting endeared her to the hearts of all who knew her. She was in every way a most lovable, good woman, one of the most devoted wives and mothers we ever knew, and at all times proved herself the best of neighbors and friends. Few women have ever lived in our community who were so highly regarded by all. In her passing Weimar feels that it has lost one of its most beloved women, one whose place in the community will be hard to fill.
Mrs. Knebel is survived by her heart-broken husband, two daughters Misses Loretta and Evelyn, and two sons, Clarence and Harry, Jr.; also by her mother, Mrs. Jos. Bohac, four sisters, Mrs. M. J. Pilat, Mrs. Richard Keuper of San Antonio, Misses Josie and Isabel Bohac, and one- brother, William Bohac,
To the grief stricken ones our heartfelt sympathy is extended. As a friend and neighbor of many years,the writer realizes the irreparable loss the family has sustained. We commend them to Him, who alone is able to comfort them in their hour of deepest trial.
Weimar Mercury, November 5, 1926, page 1
Knebel, Harry Rudolph Jr.
Harry Knebel Jr. Funeral Services Held Dec. 28
Harry Rudolph Knebel Jr., 84, of Weimar died on Dec. 26, at Warm Springs Specialty Hospital in Luling following a brief bout with pneumonia.
Funeral services were held Dec. 28 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Rev. John C. Bily officiating.
Interment followed at Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery in Weimar.
He was born Feb. 1, 1920 in Weimar to Harry Knebel Sr. and Emilia Bohac Knebel.
He lived his entire life in Weimar except for the time he spent in the U.S. Army from April 15, 1942 until Jan. 8, 1946.
He was in Company B 13.98th Engineer (C) Battalion in Okinowa.
Harry was known throughout the community as Junior.
He attended Weimar Elementary School because of the encouragement of his mentor, Mrs. Grace Shaver.
He then became involved with his father and his siblings in the family retail business, Knebel’s Store until the business was sold in 1988.
In his retirement, he was a familiar figure riding through town in this truck and honking his horn and waving to everyone.
He also spent time at his farms tending his cattle.
Junior was a generous and caring person and helped many people in his lifetime.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, VFW Post 5875 and American Legion Post 259.
He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Anders of Weimar; a niece, Janelle and husband Anthony Conzentino of Katy; great niece, Lindsay Conzentino of Frisco; family friend, Adela Veselka and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Loretta and his brother, Clarence.
Pallbearers were veterans Melvin Sander, Steve Luchak, Gene Rosenhauer, Erwin Kunz, Daniel Ulbricht, Joe Bargas, Charlie Mazoch and Julius Bartek.
All veterans were named as honorary pallbearers.
Junior loved people and was a devoted brother and uncle and will be missed by all.
Weimar Mercury, January 13, 2005
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders
Knebel, Harry R.
H. R. Knebel, 82, Businessman Here 50 Years, Buried
Funeral services for Harry R. Knebel Sr., 82, Weimar businessman for half a century, were held Sunday morning, April 24, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church.
The Rt. Rev. Msgr. A. F. Drozd and the Rev. Louis Fritz officiated. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Knebel had been ill about a year and a half but had been in Youens Hospital here only two days when he died Friday, April 22.
One of Weimar’s earliest businessmen, he retired in November 1958 from the dry goods business he had established in 1918.
Born Jan. 20, 1878, on a farm a short distance east of Weimar, he was the son of Joseph and Anna Ondracek Knebel. After the turn of the century he went to Columbus to work two years for a butcher and after that for several years he and a brother operated a saloon at Ammannsville. He opened a saloon here in 1909. When the Prohibition Amendment forced him to seek another livelihood, he established a general merchandise store, later making it exclusively a dry goods business.
Mr. Knebel’s wife, the former Miss Emelia Bohac, whom he marred June 1, 1910, died in 1926.
He was one of the early members of the Weimar Fire Department and had been on the honorary list more than 30 years. The firemen honored him with a graveside ceremony. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the Hermann Sons and the SPJST, and in his earlier days had been active in the Chamber of Commerce.
Surviving him are two daughters, Miss Loretta Knebel of Weimar and Mrs. Al Anders of Pasadena; one son, Harry Knebel Jr. of Weimar; [one son, Clarence E. Knebel 5-2-1918 - 5-9-1983 was overlooked]; one granddaughter, Janelle Andes of Pasadena; and two brothers, Emil Knebel of La Grange and Anton Knebel of Hillje. One son died in infancy in 1913; four brothers and two sisters also preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were Charlie Allen, Charlie Herder, Marshall Windham, Henry Reimers, H. Ed. Rabel, E. C. Vacek, Frank Lebeda and E. J. Seifert. The family named all his other friends as honorary pallbearers.
Weimar Mercury, April 29, 1960, pages 1 and 10
Knebel, Hattie O.
Hattie 0. Knebel Services Held Aug. 14
Hattie 0. Knebel, 72, of Weimar, died Aug. 12 at Regency Nursing Home in Schulenburg following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Father Bily officiating. Burial followed in the St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery.
Hattie was born Oct. 18, 1924 to John and Olga (Miska) Knebel in the Osage Community in Colorado County.
She was a retired bank teller in Houston for 30 years. Hattie grew up in the Weimar area living here until 1948 at which time she moved to Houston. She lived. in Houston until 1977, at which time she moved back to Weimar.
Hattie was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Edwin Knebel of Weimar and Johnny Knebel of Cuero.
She is survived by a sister, Leona Anders of Weimar; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and her devoted pet, Hans.
Serving as pallbearers were nephews; Dennis Knebel, Jim Knebel, Leonard Paul Knebel, David Little, Jack Scharnberg, and Howard Mead.
Weimar Mercury, August 21, 1997
Last rites For Joe Knebel, 66, Held Saturday
Funeral services for Joe Knebel, 66, lifelong resident of the Weimar area, were held Saturday morning, January 29, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church, Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Born March 21,1882, on a farm near Weimar, he was the son of Frank and Anna Knebel. A bachelor, he lived at the home of his brother, H. R. Knebel, where he died Thursday night at 10:45, after one day's illness. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.
Survivors include six brothers, Emil of Holman, John and Harry of Weimar, Louis of Crosby, and Frank and Anton of El Campo. Two sisters, Mrs. Frances Sykora and Mrs. Agnes Holub preceded him in death.
Pallbearers were his six nephews, Frankie Berger, Harry Knebel, Jr., Victor L. Holub, Jerome Knebel, Henry Knebel, and Freddie Knebel.
Weimar Mercury, February 4, 1949, page 1
Knebel, Johanna (Kubica)
Final Rites for Mrs. John Knebel, 78, Held Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. Johanna Knebel, 78, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church Tuesday morning with Msgr. Anthony F. Drozd, Rev. Clarence Leopold and Rev. Benton Thurmond officiating.
Mrs. Knebel, who had been in ill health for about a month, suffered a heart stroke Saturday and died at 8:15 Sunday morning.
Born May 30, 1874, in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes Kubica, who brought her to this country when she was 6 years old. They settled in the Ammannsville section, where, in 1898, she was married to John Knebel. Mr. Knebel died in 1949. She was a member of the Catholic Church, Bohemian Christian Mothers and American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Berger of Weimar; a son, Joe Knebel of El Campo; seven stepchildren, Mrs. Joe Zapalac of Midfield, Mrs. John Heger Sr., Mrs. Joe Thac, Mrs. Charlie Till; and Frank Knebel, all of Weimar, Mrs. Charlie Osina and Emil Knebel of El Campo; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Franklin Knebel, John A. Heger, Lawrence Knebel, Edwin Knebel, Frankie Thac, and Frankie Berger, all nephews. [Interred at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, Friday, March 27, 1953
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis
Final Rites for John Knebel, 86, Held Wednesday
Funeral services for John Knebel, who lacked three days of reaching his 86th birthday anniversary, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Church Wednesday morning, Rev. Alois Goertz and Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]
A native of Czechoslovakia, he had lived in the Weimar area about 80 years. Born June 24, 1863, he was the son of Frank and Annie Knebel. Coming to this country when he was 6 yeas old, he settled in the Ammannsville vicinity with his parents and later engaged in farming. He married Miss Agnes Kristof, who preceded him in death more than 50 years ago. In 1808 he married Miss Johanna Kubica at Ammannsville. Mr. Knebel had been ill about 6 weeks when he succumbed Tuesday morning. June 21, at about 3:30 o'clock. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the K. J. T. organization.
Surviving in addition to his widow, Mrs. Johanna Knebel of Weimar, are three sons, Frank of Midfield. Emil and Joe of El Campo: six daughters, Mrs. Frances Zapalac of Blessing, Mrs. Cecelia Osina of El Campo, Mrs. Sophia Heger, Mrs. Emilia Thac, Mrs. Mary Till and Mrs. Klementina Berger, all of Weimar; five brothers, Louis of Crosby, Frank and Anton of El Campo, Harry of Weimar and Emil of Holman: 43 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren. A son, two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Active pallbearers were these six grandsons: Eddie Knebel, Clarence Osina, Johnnie Zapalac, Victor Knebel, Johnnie Knebel, and Frankie Berger.
Weimar Mercury, June 24, 1949, page 1
Knebel, John, Jr.
A year has elapsed since the mysterious and remorseless Guiding Hand Above called him away to the peaceful home of eternity. To think of your departure from among us, then of your innocence and for which you had to suffer painfully, is a very sad recollection for your sisters and brothers and especially sad for your beloved wife and little children left behind, to recall what a true and devoted husband and father you had always made them. Then, suddenly and without warning of any kind, the Heavenly Father mercilessly stepped in and called you away from your loved ones to the everlasting abode. Your loved ones left behind shall ever and ever perpetuate their immaculate love for you through their warm hearts until they meet you again in the Heavenly home above. Until that time, rest ye brother, rest in peace for you are ever and ever loved so much.
John Knebel, JR. was born in the Holman section on the 13th day of March 1897. He lived in that section until he was about 10 years of age when his father moved to the Osage community. There he grew up to young manhood and lived there until the time of his death. Most all of his life was spent in the occupation of farming. During the World War he entered military service and served overseas with the 36th Division, with which outfit he fought on the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He went though all those battles without a wound and was known to have made an obedient and gallant soldier. Upon returning from France he again settled in the Osage section and resumed his occupation of farming. On the 18th day of August 1919 he was united in marriage to Miss Olga Myska of the Sedan section, to which union four children were born, as follows: Johnnie, Leona, Edwin and Hettie all living. He was a peaceful and devoted husband, always led an upright life, was known and liked throughout this entire section, and possessed many friends. On the evening of December 28th, 1929 he met a most horrible automobile accident, one of the worst that has ever been recorded. Returning in a car from Columbus with other parties, where he had attended to some business matters and when about two miles west of Glidden, the driver of the car lost control and the result was a head-on collision with another car, while going at high speed in which collision he sustained fatal injuries. He was picked up and rushed to a Columbus hospital where he was given immediate medical attention but despite all efforts of doctors and nurses it proved of no avail and after suffering intensely for three days, he bade his loved ones good-bye and passed away. The remains were laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
(From the Wife and Mother)
It will be one year on New Year’s Day since he died and it seems to me that it will be one day we can never forget. Wherever I go, wherever I look, I think of you. I have no pleasure any more in this world. You did all you could for me, and now I can’t help you any more, only just go to your grave and place thereon a boquet of flowers, and pray for your soul. It was hard to have to give you up, but the children and I hope to see you again some day. Little baby Hettie always says, “Mother, Daddy is sleeping sweetly in his beautiful bed and no one can awake him. He is sleeping sweet in his resting place forever and ever.” I have no pleasure in this world only with my children. You left me plenty to take care of them.
Olga Knebel, Wife, Johnnie, Leona, Edwin and Hettie, Children,
Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1931
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
This section was greatly socked to hear of the death of the little 3-year-old daughter of Emil Knebel and wife of Glen Flora. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. [Interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery]
Weimar Mercury, December 15, 1922, page 8
Knebel, Lillian (Lichey)
Services for Lillian L. Knebel Held Nov, 12
Services for Mrs. Lillian (Lichey) Knebel, age 72, of Weimar, were held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at the United Church of Christ in Weimar, with Reverend Skip Sirnic officiating. Burial followed in the Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Knebel died of cancer on Nov. 8, at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.
Mrs. Knebel was born March 11, 1924, in New Bielau, to Rudolph and Mary (Lorfing) Lichey. She attended New Bielau grade school and Weimar High School, graduating in 1941.
On August 13, 1942, Mrs. Knebel married Edwin Knebel in La Grange. She was a lifelong resident of the area. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1988.
Mrs. Knebel was a member of the Literary Guild, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Evening Circle, and the Weimar Heritage Museum. She was a surgical technician and nurse.
Mrs. Knebel loved socializing and celebrating life with her friends and neighbors. Over the years, she participated in numerous church, school and community activities. She enjoyed being in the “limelight” acquiring the nickname “Diamond Lil” for her comedy performances in local plays and her colorful storytelling ability.
Through her Christian example, she unselfishly gave her time, love, guidance and inspiration to all who know her. Lillian’s greatest love and commitment were to God and family.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis of Houston and Jimmy of Katy; one daughter, Deborah Knebel Little of Garwood; one sister, Evelyn Ray of Columbus; and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Knebel was also preceded in death by one son, Harvey, who died Dec. 24, 1987; one sister, Una Mae Gertson.
Pallbearers were Mike Gertson, Darrel Rau, J. P. Krenek, Robert Dunn, Hillard Till, and Harvey Vornsand. Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Kosler and Raymond Dittrich.
The Weimar Mercury, November 14, 1996
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli
Miss Knebel's Funeral Held Here Monday
Funeral services for Miss Loretta Knebel, 65, an owner of Knebel's dry goods store, were held Monday, January 3, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church with Rev. Vincent Fecher officiating.
Burial was in Masonic [Odd Fellows] Cemetery.
Miss Knebel, who had been associated with the store for 50 years died of cancer at 9 a.m. on New Year's Day in Parkview Manor, where she had resided for one month. She had been in failing health for several years.
Born here March 20, 1911, she was a daughter of Harry and Emelia (Bohac) Knebel. She was attending Weimar High School when her mother died in 1922 and she quit to help her father in the store. Since her father's death in 1960, she, her sister, Evelyn and one of her brothers, Harry Jr. have operated the store in partnership. With the exception of two years, 1944-46, when she lived at San Antonio and worked at J. C. Penney's, she has been a lifelong resident of Weimar.
She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
Miss Knebel is survived by one sister, Mrs. Al (Evelyn) Anders of Weimar; two brothers, Harry Knebel Jr. of Weimar and Clarence Knebel of Houston; a niece, Miss Janelle Anders of Houston; and four aunts, Mrs. M. J. Pilat and Miss Isabel Bohac of Weimar, Mrs. R. H. Keuper of Weimar, Mrs. R. H. Keuper of San Antonio and Mrs. S. E. Tolbirt of Sealy.
A brother died as an infant.
Pallbearers were Charlie Herder, Francis Brasher, Henry Adamcik, Frank Lebeda, John Hajovsky, Edwin Haidusek, Emanuel Cordes and Ed Rabel.
Weimar Mercury, January 6, 1977
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Louis Knebel, 84, Buried Here Tuesday
Graveside services for Louis Knebel of Crosby, 84-year-old brother of Harry R. Knebel of Weimar, were held at St. Michael’s Cemetery here Tuesday.
He died Sunday at a rest home in Crosby, after a long illness. Services were held at Hyde Park Funeral Home before the trip here.
Born in Czechoslovakia, Mr. Knebel was a son of Anna and Joseph Knebel. He had lived in this area at one time but had left here about 45 years ago.
Survivors are a son, Jerome, of Crosby and three brothers, Harry R. Knebel of here, Emil Knebel of La Grange and Anton Knebel of Hillje. His wife died many years ago.
Pallbearers for the Weimar services were Harry Knebel, Jr., John F. Heger, Jerome Knebel, Freddy Knebel, Victor Holub, and a Mr. Sykora.
Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1960, page 1
Knebel, Olga (Miska)
Funeral for Mrs. Knebel Held April 12
Funeral services for Mrs. Olga Knebel, 78, of Weimar were held Wednesday afternoon, April 12, from $t. Michael's Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery.
Father Charles Carolan officiated.
Mrs., Knebel,a lifelong resident of the Weimar area, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, April 10, at Youens MemoriaI Hospital, where she had been admitted a week earlier.
She was born Sept. 10, 1899, in the Sedan community, a daughter of Frank and Louise (Manofsky) Miska, and was married to John Knebel Jr. on Aug. 18, 1919.
She was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Catholic Daughters of America.
Survivors are two sons, Johnnie Knebel of Cuero and
Edwin Knebel of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Leona) Anders and Miss Hattie Knebel, both of Weimar; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Miska of Weimar; and four sisters, Mrs. Martha Kloesel and Miss Angeline Miska, both of Weimar, Mrs. Annie Walzel of East Bernard and Mrs. Mary Beyer of Austin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, on January 1, 1930, three brothers and two sisters.
Pallbearers were Dennis Knebel, Jim Knebel, Harvey Knebel, John Charles Anders, Jack Scharnberg, Kenneth Kunetka, Werner Pavlik, and Leonard Knebel, all grandsons.
Weimar Mercury, April 20, 1978, page 4
On Wednesday afternoon of last week a sad accident happened at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Knebel, a short distance east of town, resulting in the death of their little baby boy. Mrs. Knebel had prepared some scalding water with which to scald a chicken, and placing same upon a chair, turned to see about something else, when the little fellow, just learning to walk, toddled to the chair, reached up and pulled the vessel of scalding water over on his little body. The injuries inflicted were so severe that the little fellow, after lingering in terrible agony until Friday, died. The remains were buried here Saturday afternoon. [St. Michael’s Cemetery]The sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved parents in their sad misfortune.
Weimar Mercury, October 30, 1908, page 5