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Kosler, Alouisa (Guenther)

Services Held For Mrs. Frank Kosler

By Mrs. Fred Kubesch

NADA -- Mrs. Frank Kosler, 78, passed away at the Nightingale hospital at El Campo April 2 after an extended illness.

She was born near High Hill on Jan. 9, 1878, and has lived in Wharton county since 1925. Her husband preceded her in death 30 years ago.

Surviving are 5 daughters, Mrs. Hattie Staff, Nada; Mrs. Ida Labay, El Campo; Mrs. Laura Frnka, Garwood; Mrs. Josephine Wied, Garwood, and Mrs. Evelyn Dornak, Nada; 4 sons, Robert of Weimar, Charles of Rosenberg, William of El Campo and Henry of League City; 35 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one brother.

Funeral services were held at 9:30 April 4 in St. Mary's Catholic church, with Rev. Edmund J. Bily officiating at the requiem high mass. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Pallbearers were her grand sons, Walter Staff, J. D. Wied, William Kosler Jr., Bennie and C. G. Kosler and Leroy Frnka.

Colorado County Citizen, April 4. 1957

Kosler, Augusta

Mrs. Augusta Kosler, 65, Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Augusta Kosler, 65, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home here last Sunday afternoon. with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. Howard MacAllister officiating.

Mrs. Kosler died early Saturday morning at Baytown, where she made her home with a son, Edwin (Jake) Kosler and family.

More details will be published next week. [Found no followup. DA]

Weimar Mercury, July 19, 1957, page 1

Kosler, Dorothy

Dorothy Kosler, 22, UT Student, Buried Saturday

Funeral services for Miss Dorothy Kosler, 22, who died of a heart attack at Austin last Thursday about noon, were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church here Saturday.
Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Miss Kosler, a sophomore student in the University of Texas, died at her apartment. She and her family had known for many years that her heart was not strong, but she had never had a serious attack.

She was valedictorian or her graduating class of Weimar High School in 1951, had gone a few months to business school, and then had worked in Youens & Ryan Clinic here two years. In the fall of 1953 she enrolled in the University and was putting herself through with a part-time job. She had wanted to become a teacher.

Surviving her are her father, Joe Kosler of Weimar; two sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Elizabeth) Cernoch of Weimar and Mrs. Mary Jane Collins of Houston, four nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Alfons Herzik, Charles Herzik, John Herzik, Joe Stahl Jr. Herbert Kosler and Morris Kosler.

Weimar Mercury March 11, 1955, page 1

Kosler, Edith (Labay)


Mrs. William Kosler of the Hahn community passed away in the El Campo hospital Monday morning, Aug. 15, at 1 a.m., at the age of 26 years, 4 months, 1 day. Funeral services were conducted here from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Labay, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. V. A. Raska officiating, and interment in the Nada Catholic Cemetery. Edith Labay was born here April 14, 1912. On Nov. 3, 1930, she was married to Wm. Kosler, and to this union was born one son, Willie Edward. She is survived by her husband and 5-year-old son, her aged parents, three brothers, Jim Labay of Louise, Louis and Valentine Labay of Nada, seven sisters, Mrs. Jos. Palenka of Hungerford, Mrs. Jos. Skuca of Bay City, Mrs. Ed. Dornak and Mrs. Jim Vojacek of El Campo, Mrs. Paul Kubenka of Taiton, Mrs. Robert Skuca and Miss Caroline Labay of Nada. Our deepest sympathy is extended the sorrowing relatives.--Nada Corr. Columbus Citizen.

Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1938, page 3

Kosler, Emil O.

Emil Kosler, 80, Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Emil O. Kosler, 80, of Weimar were held Tuesday, July 12, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

He died at about noon, Sunday at Youens Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

Weimar Mercury, July 14, 1983
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Kosler, Janie (Herzik)

Final Rites For Mrs. Jos. Kosler, 43, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe F. Kosler, 43, of Weimar were held Tuesday from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Kosler expired at about two o’clock Sunday morning at John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, after an illness of about a month.

Born Janie Herzik at Dubina Dec. 29, 1905, she was the daughter of Frank and Annie Herzik. She was married to Mr. Kosler August 19, 1925, at St. Michael’s Church here. They settled on a farm about two miles southeast of Weimar where they have live since. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and Christian Mothers.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Mrs. James Collins of Houston, Mrs. Bernard Cernoch of Weimar, and Miss Dorothy Kosler, a student at Weimar High School; five brothers, Vaclav Herzik, of Weimar, Steve, Frank and Charles Herzik of Houston and Victor Herzik of San Antonio; and three sisters, Mrs. Adolf (Martha) Nohavitza, Mrs. Anton (Mary) Kubica, and Mrs. Joe (Agnes) Stahl, all of Weimar.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Joe Cernoch, Jr., Joe Cernoch, Sr., Freddie Anders, John Heger, Fred Elstner, and Emil Kosler.

Weimar Mercury, April 1, 1949

Kosler, Joe Ferdinand

Heart Attack Is Fatal To Joe Kosler

Funeral services were held here Saturday morning, Feb. 3, for Joe Ferdinand Kosler, 66, who died at 7 p.m. Thursday in Youens Memorial Hospital, of a heart attack.

He had entered the hospital Wednesday afternoon for treatment of asthma and its complications.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church.  Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Larry Cernoch, Alvin Cernoch, Johnny Herzik, James Herzik, Joe Stall and Adolf Nohavitza.

Mr. Kosler was born Nov. 21, 1901 at Weimar, the only child of Joseph and Teckla Pauler Kosler, and spent his entire life in this area.  He married Miss Janey Herzik on Aug. 19, 1925, and they settled on a farm southeast of Weimar.  She died March 27, 1949.

Two daughters also preceded him in death:  Dorothy died in 1955, as a 22-year-old University of Texas sophomore; Mrs. James (Mary Jane) Collins of Houston died in November 1967.

Mr. Kosler is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernard (Elizabeth) Cernoch of Weimar, and eight grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, February 8, 1968, pages 1 and 8
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht


Kosler, John

John Kosler, an old citizen of this section died at New Brunn last Thursday, and the remains were interred at St. Michael’s cemetery. Mr. Kosler was well thought of by his neighbors and friends, being of a kind, considerate and obliging disposition, and his death is sincerely lamented. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1911, page 5

New Brunn News

We are sorry to report the death of John Kosler, which occurred last Thursday after an illness lasting five months. He was born in Germany and came to Texas about 30 years ago and was 72 years of age. He was married twice and both of his wives are dead. He leaves two children, one daughter, Mrs. A. [Anton] Berger, who lives in our section, and F. J. Kosler of Littig. His remains were buried[sic] in St. Michael’s cemetery, Father Szymanski officiating. Our sympathy is extended the bereaved relatives.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1911, page 8

Kosler, Joseph

Jos. Kosler Died at Nada Wednesday Morning

Jos. Kosler, 87 years of age, died at the home of his son, Frank J. Kosler, at Nada, at 1:10 Wednesday morning following an illness extending over a period of nearly six years.

Mr. Kosler had lived at Nada only nine months, having moved from Weimar, where he has made his home for many years, to make his home with the family of his son.

The funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, interment being made in the Nada Catholic Cemetery, Rev. B. Held conducting the funeral services.

Mr. Kosler is survived by five sons, Frank J. of Nada and Joe, Steve, Edmund and Willie, all of Weimar, who have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their father.—Eagle Lake Headlight.


The many friends of Mr. Kosler in this section will deeply regret to learn of his death. He was a good man, highly regarded by all who knew him, and during his long residence in this section possessed the friendship and esteem of all. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his bereaved ones.

The Weimar Mercury, October 16, 1925
Transcribed by Sandra Long Anders

Kosler, Joseph J.


Mr. and Mrs. James Collins of Houston were here last week to attend the funeral of their grandfather, Mr. Jos. Kosler, Sr. Sorry to report the death of Mr. Kosler. He died Saturday, July 9, after several weeks’ illness. The funeral took place Monday, July 11. His wife died 15 years ago. He was a carpenter and farmer, 79 years old. He is survived by one son, Joe Kosler, and one brother Edmund Kosler of New Brunn. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 23, 1949, page 7

Final Rites for Joseph J. Kosler, 79, Held Recently

Funeral services for Joseph J. Kosler, 79, resident of this area for nearly 70 years, were held Monday, July 11, from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, Rev. Alois Goertz officiating. Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Kosler became ill about three months ago, shortly after the death of his daughter-in-law, in whose home he lived. Until that time he had been actively farming on their place a few miles south east of here. He succumbed July 9 at the family home.

Born Nov. 17, 1869, in Botenwald, Austria, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Josef Kosler, who brought him to this country with them as an 11 year-old boy, settling near Weimar, in 1880. He married Miss Teckla Pauler at Weimar in November 1892. Mr. Kosler was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are his son, Joe. F. Kosler of Weimar; one brothers, Edmund Kosler of Weimar and three grandchildren, Mrs. James Collins of Houston, Mrs. Bernard Cernoch and Miss Dorothy Kosler of Weimar. Three brothers, Willie, Steve and Frank preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were John Heger, Freddie Anders, Henry Heger, Robert Kosler, Fritz Gold and Emil Kosler.

Weimar Mercury, July 22, 1949, page 8

Kosler, Morris Melvin

Fall Is Fatal For Kosler; Buried Tuesday

A head injury he suffered when he fainted and fell to the floor at Brasher Motor Co. Saturday afternoon, Dec. 21, became fatal 5 days later for Morris Kosler, 33.

He died shortly before noon Sunday, Dec. 29, in Methodist Hospital at Houston, where he had undergone surgery a few hours after the accident for the removal of a blood clot pressing on the brain.

Doctors said the fall had caused the hemmorhaging[sic] and clot, and that an autopsy had been made to determine the cause of his fainting. Results may not be known for several weeks.

Kosler was in the Parts Department at the Brasher firm when he suddenly stiffened and fell forward. He was taken unconscious to Youens Hospital but regained consciousness there, walked some and talked rationally during the examination. X-rays revealed a fractured skull. About two hours later he became critically ill and was rushed to Houston. He never regained consciousness after the operation.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church. with Rev. John Bily officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Kosler, a Marine veteran of World War II, was born Aug. 16, 1930, at Oakland, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kosler, and had lived in this vicinity all his life. He had not married, and he made his home with his parents, woh are his only imme-his parents, who are his only imme-[sic] Brasher Motor Co. since Oct. 1, 1946.

An American Legion escort paid tribute at his funeral. Pallbearers were Gus Beck Jr., R. F. Kalous, Tommy Brasher, Alfred Janacek, Clarence Raabe and Edgar Bahner.

Weimar Mercury, January 2, 1964, page 1

Kosler, Richard Larry

Richard Kosler Funeral Services Held July 22

Richard Larry Kosler, 52, of Weimar died Monday, July 20. Funeral services were held July 22 at United Church of Christ in Weimar with Rev. Skip Sirnic officiating. Interment followed at Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Kosler was born June 24, 1945 to Richard Raymond ad Olga Marie (Breithaupt) Kosler. He was baptized and confirmed in Weimar United Church of Christ.

He was a construction worker and lived in the area for 25 years. Before moving to Weimar, Mr. Kosler lived in Beaufort N. C. for 20 years.

He attended Weimar High School and later joined the US Air Force in September, 1965 until January, 1969. He received the national Defense Service medal.

Pallbearers included: Gene Anders, Hillard Till, Leon “Jiggs” Mrazek, Bobby Koym, Otis Stech, and Richard “Dickie” Muehr.

Mr. Kosler was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by two sons, Lt. Richard Kosler of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Mark Kosler of Keizer, Ore.; and one grandchild, Cody Kosler.

The Weimar Mercury July 30, 1998
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Kosler, Richard R.

Work Injury Is Fatal For Richard Kosler

A massive blood clot in a lung, apparently the result of an injury he suffered at work the previous day, caused the death Saturday of Richard Kosler, 49, year-old Weimar building  contractor.

He and his crew were building the foundation of a home for the Otto E. Kahldens in the Osage section Friday when he pulled at the trough of a concrete mixer and felt a sharp pain.  X-rays showed two ribs cracked, and he was put in the hospital.  Apparently there was also quite a bit of internal bleeding, leading to the fatal clotting in the lung.

Mr. Kosler, a lifelong  Weimar resident, except for a short time in El Campo, had been a carpenter for many years and had particular skill in cabinet making.  He had worked in the past  for his brother, Steve Kosler, and later at Weimar Public School, and only recently had formed his own building crew.

Born July 4, 1918, a son of Joseph and Emily Rabel Kosler, he married Miss Olga Marie Breithaupt here Nov. 27, 1939.  He was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ and the Churchmen’s Brotherhood, and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son Sgt. Richard Kosler, stationed at Steward Air Force Base near Nashville, Tennessee; four brothers, Steve, Emil, and Fred, all of Weimar, and Henry of Victoria; three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Guenther of Weimar, Mrs. Tillie Friedel of  Houston and Mrs. Millie Schoener of Victoria; one half-brother, Melvin Kosler of San Antonio; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Fred (Viola) Anders of Wharton, Mrs. Leroy (Bernice) Kubesch of Weimar, Mrs. Ray (Dora) Brown of Columbus, Mrs. Eugene (Gladys) Rosenauer of Weimar; and his stepmother, Mrs. Ray Palmer.

One brother, Albert Kosler of Richmond, preceded him in death.

The funeral service was held at the United Church of Christ, with Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiating.  Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eugene Anders, Joe Henry Kosler, Bobbie Koym, Thomas Joe Taylor, Leon Jurecka and Leroy Kubesch.

Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1968, page 6
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Kosler, Robert R.

Robert Kosler Funeral Held Here May 12

Robert R. Kosler, 79, of Route 1, Weimar, died Thursday May 10, at 5:49 at Youens Memorial Hospital, ending a five-year battle against leukemia. He had been hospitalized six days.

Funeral services were held May 12 from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Douglas Fater officiated.

Mr. Kosler, a farmer, had lived here nearly [all] his life. He was born here July 25, 1899, a son of Frank and Louisa (Guenther) Kosler, and on Oct. 23, 1923, married Louise Mendel at St. John's. They moved to Nada in 1929, returning here in 1937.

His wife survives, along with a son and daughter-in-law, Bennie and Laura Kosler of Weimar; five grandchildren, Gerald, Gregory, Claudia, and Bernadette Kosler and Lauralyn Kosler Fulkerson; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Kosler of League City and Bill Kosler of El Campo; and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Staff of Nada, Mrs. Evelyn Dornak of Nada, and Mrs. Josie Wied of Garwood.

A brother, Charlie Kosler, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Labay and Mrs. Laura Frnka, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Charles Kosler, Walter Staff, Larry Dornak, J. D. Wied, Leroy Frnka and Eugene Holub.

Weimar Mercury, May 17, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kosler, Stephen J.

Funeral Services for S. J. Kosler, Sr., 69, Held Here Friday

Funeral services for Stephen J. Kosler, Sr., age 69, a sixty-five year resident of Weimar, whose death occurred at the family home on Thursday, were held Friday at St. Michael’s Church with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. Otto officiating.

Mr. Kosler was born in Austria, December 26, 1872, and came to the United States at the age of four with his parents, Mr. and Ms. Joseph Kosler, in 1877, settling in Weimar where he has resided since. Mr. Kosler followed the trade of carpentry and helped build many of the landmarks of Weimar.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tillie Stahl Kosler of Weimar, three brothers, Joe and Edmund Kosler of Weimar, and Willie Kosler of Pelly; seven sons, Steve, Fred and Melvin, all of Weimar; Henry Kosler of Victoria, Albert of Richmond, Richard of El Campo, and Emil of Oakland; and seven daughters, Mrs. John Guenther of Weimar; Mrs. Tillie Friedel of Houston; Mrs. Chas. Schoener of Victoria; Viola Kosler, Dora Kosler, Bernice Kosler, and Gladys Kosler, all of Weimar.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 15, 1942, page 1

Kosler, Thekla


Mrs. Kosler, Sr., wife of Mr. Joe J. Kosler, Sr., respected farmer living a short distance southeast of town, died last Friday, and the funeral took place the following day, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. J. J. Hildebrand officiating. A large number of mourning relatives and friends witnessed the last sad rites.

Mrs. Kosler was an old settler of this section, and was well and favorably known to nearly all of our people. She was a devoted wife and mother, and will be sadly missed. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, June 28, 1935, page 1

Kosler, William

William Kosler, 65, Former Local Man, Killed by Jeep

Struck by a jeep at about 7:30 o’clock Saturday morning at Pelly, Texas, William Kosler, 65-year-old former Weimar citizen, died half an hour later at a Pelly hospital.

Funeral services for Mr. Kosler were held here Monday from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church, with interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Harry B. King, 37,employe of the Humble Baytown Refinery, in a written statement to Pelly police, said he was driving a jeep that struck Mr. Kosler at a street intersection in Pelly.

Mr. Kosler is survived by his wife, Mrs. Augusta Kosler of Pelly, and a son, Edwin (“Jake”) Kosler, also of Pelly. He was a retired carpenter, well known in this section.

Weimar Mercury, October 10. 1947, page 1
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