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Kubesch, Ed.

Mr. Ed. Kubisch[sic], died on Wednesday of last week, [Oct 8th]. Mr. Kubisch was a farmer and a brother of Joe Kubisch. His wife died a few years ago. He leaves besides his brother and other relatives, several children to mourn his demise. The Mercury extends heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, October 17, 1913

Kubesch, Edmund

Funeral Services for Edmund Kubesch, 42, Held Friday

Funeral services for Edmund (Jack) Kubesch, 42, of the Wildwood section were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Friday, Feb. 7, he Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.

Interment was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Kubesch died in Schulze Hospital, Schulenburg, Wednesday, Feb. 5, after an illness of about three weeks.

Born May 11, 1904, at Dubina, the son of Edward and Mary Kubesch, he spent his entire life in the vicinity of Weimar, as a farmer. On Oct. 25, 1927, he married Miss Elsie Steffek at Ammannsville. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Kubesch; two sons, Ernest and Leroy, both of Weimar; one sister, Mrs. Agatha Faldyn of Fayetteville; and two brothers, Richard, La Grange, and Florian, Weimar.

Pallbearers at the funeral included Ed Bahner, Joe Kubesch, Ray Kubesch, Eugene Kossa, Fred Steffek, and Frank Vavra.

Weimar Mercury, February 14, 1947, page 1

Kubesch, Fabian


Mr. Fabian Kubesch, the aged father of Mr. Jos. Kubesch of this vicinity, died Saturday at the residece of his son and the remains were interred in St. Michael's Cemetery Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends, Rev. Jos. Ka[illegible] officiating. The pall bearers for this occasion were Emil and Chas. Helmcamp, Robt. Hoelscher, Joe Kainer, Frank Janecka and Chas. Fritsch.

Mr. Kubesch was over 70 years old. He was bor in Austria and came to this country in June 1881. He first located near Schulenburg and then moved to a farm near Dubina. Here he [illegible] about ten years ago, [illegible] upon the death of his good wife, he broke up housekeeping and went to live with his only son, Joe Kubesch. Here he made his home up to the time of his death. He had been in bad health for several years, suffering with [illegible] but kept on his feet up to within two or three days of his death.

He was a good and [illegible] citizen, a kindly, [illegible] neighbor and friend and his death is sincerely deplored. [Illegible] deep sympathy to [illegible] bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, November 7, 1924

KUBESCH — Weimar — Fabian Kubesch the aged, father of Joe Kubesch of this vicinity died Nov. 8, at the residence of his son, and the remains were interred in St. Michaels Cemetery, Rev. Joe Syzmanski officiating. The bearers were: Emit Helencamp, Chas. Helencamp, Robert Horlscher, Joe Kainer, Frank Janecka and Chas. Fritsch.

Mr. Kubesch was 76 years old, born in Austria and came to this country in June 1881, he has been in bad health for several years; was a great sufferer, from asthma but kept up until three days prior to his death.

San Antonio Express, Wednesday, November 12, 1924
Express obituary contributed by Rosemary Ermis

Kubesch, Harlan Paul

Harlan Kubesch, 16, Succumbs

Muscular dystrophy, diagnosed early in his life, on Feb 16 claimed the life of 16-year-old Harlan Paul Kubesch of Weimar.

Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Father Vincent Fecher officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery. The funeral was under the direction of Hubbard Funeral Home

Pallbearers were David Anders, Carl Brown, Patrick Rosenauer, Kenneth Rabel, Darrell Kubesch and Tony Rerich.

Harlan was born May 9, 1959, at Weimar, the son of Leroy and Bernice (kosler) Kubesch

Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Eichler of La Grange and Misses Arlene and Carolyn Kubesch of Weimar; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Elsie Kubesch and Mrs. Roy Palmer, both of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, February 26, 1976, page 8

Kubesch, Hattie (Wanjura)

Hattie Kubesch Funeral Held Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Kubesch, 79, of Weimar were held Tuesday afternoon, March 29, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Mrs. Kubesch died March 26 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, she was born May 11, 1908, a daughter of William and Theresa (Tengler) Wanjura. She was married to Raymond ("Rock") Kubesch here on May 11, 1948. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Confraternity of Christian Mothers, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and St. Ann Society.

Mrs. Kubesch's husband. died March 16, 1987. Also preceding her in death were three brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers for the funeral were Mike Wanjura, Greg Wanjura, Dr. David Piassoli, David Wanjura, David Lippy, and Johnnie Kasper. Edgar Wanjura was an honorary pallbearer.

Weimar Mercury, March 31, 1988, page 15

Kubesch, Joe H.

Last Riles For Joe H. Kubesch, Sr. Held Here Saturday

Funeral services for Joe H. Kubesch, Sr., 64, were held from the family home near Weimar with services at St. Michael's Church, Saturday morning at 9 o'clock. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery with the Rev, Emil Vinklarek officiating. assisted by the Rev. Ignatius Kopezymski.

Mr. Kubesch died suddenly at about 11:30 Wednesday morning at the family home, victim of a heart attack. He was 64 years, nine months. and eleven days of age.

Pallbearers were six members of the Sons of Herman Lodge. of which Mr. Kubesch was a member: Willie Ripper, Joe Grohmann, Julius Haas, Joe B. Kainer, Anton Beck, and E. Ammann.

Mr. Kubesch was born in Austria m 1876. He came to this country wIth his parents in 1881, settling in this section. He married Miss Mary Dobecka, November 16. 1898.

Surviving besides his wife are six children, Mrs. Ed Bahner of Holman, Raymond Kubesch of Weimar, Emil Kubesch and Joe Kubesch. Jr., of Alto. Lewis of New York City, and Miss Martha Kubesch of Schulenburg. Five grandchildren also survive.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. Cyril Sassin of Needville, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pratka and daughter of Needville, Mrs. George Sassin and sons of Rosenberg, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cowart of Boling, Mr. Frank Dobecka and son of Carrollton, Mr. and Mrs. Anton Kainer and children of Hallettsville. and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hollek of Schulenburg.

Weimar Mercury, August 1, 1941, page 1

Kubesch, Johnnie

Johnnie Kubesch Died Late Wednesday Eve

Mr. Johnnie Kubesch, aged 25 years this month, after battling double pneumonia for a number of days, succumbed to this terrible disease late Wednesday eve, at the home of his aunts, the Misses Vavra, in the southwestern part of the city.

Previously he had been at work in the lower country, where he was taken ill and had to return home. Pneumonia developed and he was a very sick man up to the time of his death.

The funeral will take place Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Michael's Cemetery, with Rev. John Morkovsky officiating.

Johnnie is survived by his widow, three brothers, Jack, Richard and Florian, one sister. Mrs. Lad. Faltyn, and his two aunts, Misses Agnes and Hettie Vavra. He was left an orphan through the death of his parents when he was just a little fellow and was reared by his aunts, Misses Vavra. He was born in Fayette county, just over the line, and practically all his life was spent in and around Weimar.

He was a quiet, good natured man, well liked by all who knew [him], and his death is sincerely deplored.

Weimar Mercury, February 5, 1937, page 1

Kubesch, Joseph Sr.

Nada Citizen Passes
(by Nada Correspondent)

Mr. Joseph Kubesch, Sr. departed from this life Tuesday, January 11th about 11 o’clock after being confined to his bed for about six months.

Mr. Kubesch was born in Europe, June 15, 1847. At the age of twenty-seven he came to America, settling in Fayette county where he resided twenty years then moving to Nada where he lived forty-one years. He died at the age of 88 years, 6 months and twenty-nine days.

His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago. Three sons were born to them, they are Emil of Hillje, Joe of Nada and William of Sibanal. Three stepdaughters, Mrs. Annie Ripple of Weimar, Mrs. Louis Kneitz of Needville and Mrs. Francis Huvar of Hillje.

Funeral services were conducted at ten o’clock Thursday morning by Rev. . J. Benes, interment in the St. Mary’s cemetery.

Pallbearers were five of his grandsons, Messrs Emil Jr., Theodore, Herman, Henry and Fred Kubesch and Leo Heine.

Out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubesch and daughters, Mrs. Frank Huvar and son Frank, Mrs. Helen Bacak and Mrs. Pustjovsky of Hillje, Mrs. And Mrs. William Kubesch and daughter of Sabinal, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Kubesch, Jr. and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Dornak and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Karstedt and son, Mrs. Rudolf Bacak, Mrs. Fred Michna, Mrs. Frank Triska, Sr., Mrs. Will Yackey and daughter, Mrs. Louis Dornak, Mrs. Fried and Herman Kubesch of El Campo, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knebel, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Knebel, Mrs. Chas. Bayier and Mrs. Meer of Midfield, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ripple, Mr. and Mrs. Will Ripple and Mrs. Annie Ripple of Weimar, Mr. and Mrs. John Zahradnick, daughters and son, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Zahradnick of Sealy, Mr. Theodore Kubesch of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kneitz and Louis Kneitz of Needville and others whose names we failed to learn.

Our sympathy is extended to the bereaved relatives.

Colorado County Citizen, January 23, 1936
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Kubesch, Larry Edward


Tragedy struck again in the Weimar community last Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock when 14-month-old Larry Edward Kubesch only child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kubesch, drowned in a buck of water on his parents’ farm at Wildwood.

Larry had been out of his mother’s sight only about five or ten minutes when she found him, head down, in a 10-gallon container of the type used to cool soda water. By the time proper aid could be administered, it was too late.

Only the mother, the former Miss Virginia Rabel, and her son were at home when the accident occurred. Larry was a child who was unusually fond of water, and for this reason his parents had taken special precautions to keep vessels around the place emptied at all times. They had overlooked the large can at the corner of the house. Larry had placed a stick over a small drainage ditch, and by standing upon the stick was able to peek over the top of the can, filled about three-fourths to the top. Apparently he tried to reach the water and lost his balance. When his mother found him, he was wet from his head to his waist.

Larry’s father was in a field about three miles from the house, but just as Larry was found the school bus stopped to let some children out. The frantic mother sent one of the children, a niece, in search of her husband, and another to the nearby farm of her half-brother, Steve Rabel. While the children were trying to locate Mr. Kubesch, Miss Estella Rabel ran to the Joe Hudec home and phoned the doctor in Weimar. Mr. Kubesch arrived at the house about 20 minutes after Larry was found and rushed him to Weimar, but the entire time period had been too long, and Larry could not be revived.

Funeral services for the little boy were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church Saturday morning, Oct. 8, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd and Rev. Alois Goertz officiating. Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Larry was born July 27, 1948, in the Schulenburg Hospital. He is survived by his parents; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edmund (Jack) Kubesch of Weimar; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rabel of near Weimar.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Leroy Kubesch, Herbert Rerich, Teddy Rerich and Leo Popp.

Weimar Mercury, October 14, 1949, page 1

Kubesch, Mary (Dobecka)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Kubesch, 70, Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kubesch, 70-year-old widow of the late Joseph H. Kubesch of this city, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home Sunday, May 9, Rev. Benedict Prusia officiating. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery, after services at St. Michael's Church.

Mrs. Kubesch had been ill only two days at the time of her death at her home here Friday.

Born Feb. 15. 1878, at Dubina, she was the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Dobecka. She was married to Mr. Kubesch at Dubina on Nov. 16, 1898, and they settled in Weimar. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and the Christian Mothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ed Bahner and Miss Martha Kubesch, both of Weimar; four sons, Raymond, Joe and Lewis, all of Weimar, and Emil of Lometa, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Rud. Hollek of Weimar and Mrs. Annie Sassin of Needville; one brother, Joe Dobecka of Weimar; two half-brothers, Louis Pratka of Needville and Emil Pratka of Schulenburg; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers at the funeral were six nephews: Ed Hollek, Richard Kubesch, Victor Dobecka, Alfred Pratka, Louis Dobecka, and George Sassin.

Weimar Mercury, May 14, 1948, page 1

Kubesch, Raymond F.

Funeral For Ray Kubesch Here Mar. 18

Funeral services for Raymond F. Kubesch, 85, of Weimar were held Wednesday, March 18, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Kubesch, a retired carpenter and concrete finisher, died at 11:15 a.m. Monday, March 16, in Sweetbriar Nursing Home at Brenham.

Born here April 20, 1901, he was a son of Joseph and Mary (Dobecka) Kubesch. He married Hattie Wanjura on May 11, 1948, at St Michael's Church. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in World War II and was a member of VFW Post 5875 here.

His wife survives him, along with one sister, Martha Wehmeyer and several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Al Anders, Joe Hartensteiner, Frank Schwelik, Joe Wick, Melvin Albright, William Lichnovsky, Leo Guenther and Alfred Helmcamp.

Weimar Mercury, March 26, 1987
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright.

Kubesch, Stephanie (Dornak)

Mrs. J. F. Kubesch, Native of Nada, Succumbs at 78

NADA -- Mrs. Joseph F. Kubesch died at the Nightingale hospital Nov. 21 at the age of 78.

She was born at Nada Jan. 6, 1889 and lived most of her life here. She married Joseph F. Kubesch in St. Mary's church here Nov. 5, 1905. They observed their 62nd wedding anniversary Nov. 5.

Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Claudia Mozisek and Mrs. Hermina Hubenak of El Campo and Mrs. Leo Hoffmann of Nada; 2 sons, Henry of El Campo and Fred of Nada; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Theophil Dornak of El Campo.

Funeral services were held in the Triska Funeral home at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 and Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Catholic church at 2:30 with Rev. E. J. Bily officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Casket bearers were her grandsons, Gilbert Saha, E. J. Holub, K. G. Truman, W. C. Gohlke, Raymond Kubesch and Fred Kubesch Jr.

She was a member of the KJZT, Catholic Daughters and Christian Mothers' societies.

Colorado County Citizen, November 30, 1967
Contributed by Rosemary Ermis
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