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Lipperdt, Adolphina

Adolphina Lipperdt

Miss Adolphina Lipperdt, 81, the daughter of August and Freidicka Aely Lipperdt , died in a Kerrville Hospital May 6. She was born in Germany May 23, 1889.

Last rites were held at Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. H. L. Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Brune Cemetery at Shaws Bend.

Surviving are one niece, Mrs. Harold Hohlt of Columbus and 2 nephews, Herbert Lipperdt of Columbus and Lester Lipperdt of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Edwin Poenitzsch, Willie Fuchs, Lester Foster, Leon Stolle, Elo Balzer and Alvin Horndt.

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Colorado County Citizen, May 13, 1971
Submitted by Martha Prince

Lipperdt, Alma (Schultz)


Alma Lipperdt, 96, a lifelong resident of the Columbus area, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1993 in Houston.

Born Sept. 1, 1896 in Frelsburg, she was the daughter of Henry and Lena (Meyer) Schultz. She was first married to Willie Besch who preceded her in death Nov. 3, 1934. Her second husband, Charles Lipperdt died Oct. 2, 1964. Mrs. Lipperdt was a member St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 26, 1993 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating. Internment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Leonard Besch, Charles Besch, Pete Besch, Ben Besch, Rick Mayo, Mark Besch, Ernest Besch and Bruce Besch. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons Lester Ray Lipperdt, Wayne Lipperdt, Victor Ballard, Johnny Herzik, Joe R. Schindler and Leroy Schlechte; and great-grandsons, Joe Wayne Schindler, Allan Schindler, Gary Schindler, Jeff Lipperdt, Glenn Lipperdt, Michael Miller, Darrell Herzik, Shane Hosey, John W. Schlechte, Matt Henry, Eric Lipperdt and Jason Lipperdt.

She is survived by her daughter, Birdie Hohlt and husband Harold of Columbus; daughters-in-law, Louise Besch of Alleyton, Alice Lipperdt of Columbus and Norine Lipperdt of New Bielau; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen
Submitted by Martha Prince

Lipperdt, August 


The death of Mr. August Lipperdt occurred Sunday evening at the family home at Shaws Bend. Funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday at 10:00 o'clock and interment was made in the Brune Cemetery, Rev. H. C. Poehlmann of the Lutheran Church officiating.

Mr. Lipperdt was born in Germany and came to Texas in 1893, settling at Ellinger, where he resided until 1903 when he moved to Shaws Bend.

He was 76 years of age at death.

Mr. Lipperdt was one of the pioneer citizens of the County and a substantial and highly respected citizen.

He is survived by the wife, one daughter, Miss Adolphine of Shaws Bend, and one son, Chas. J. F. Lipperdt of this city, to whom our sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, (no date)
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Lipperdt, Charles J. F.

Charles Lipperdt, Native of Germany, Funeral Sunday

Funeral services were held in Untermeyer Funeral home Sunday afternoon for Charles J. F. Lipperdt, who died in Columbus hospital Friday. Mr. Lipperdt had been in the hospital 18 days and had been ill since suffering a fall from a roof 2 months ago while working at Marvin's in Altair.

The Rev. H. L. Anderson officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Born in Germany Jan. 4, 1888, son of August and Fredericka Lipperdt, he came to this country with his parents when he was a small boy. His first wife, the former Mary Chollett, died in 1935. He was married to Mrs. Willie Besch, the former Alma Schultz, Dec. 19, 1936. The couple had lived in Columbus since 1943.

He worked for Willrodt's Columbus Lumber co. for many years and was doing carpenter work at the time of his accident. At one time, he had been a farmer.

Survivors include his widow; 2 sons, Herbert of Columbus and Lester of Weimar, and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Hohlt of Columbus, also 2 stepsons, Howard Besch of Glidden and Ernest Besch of Alleyton, and a sister, Miss Adolphine Lipperdt of Kerrville.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Wayne and Lester Ray Lipperdt, Shorty and Ernest Besch, Johnny Herzik, Jack Schindler, Le Roy Schlechte and Grady Miller Jr.

Colorado County Citizen, October 8, 1964
Submitted by Martha Prince

Lipperdt, Deca Jan

Rites Held Tuesday For Lipperdt Infant

Deca, the day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lipperdt of New Bielau, was buried Tuesday morning at New Bielau Cemetery with the Rev. Chas. Bawel officiating in the family services.

She was born Sunday evening, Sept. 11, and died at 8 p.m. Monday.

Survivors in addition to her parents are three sisters, Mrs. Joe Schindler of Cat Spring, Mrs. Johnny Herzik of Columbus and Miss Joyce Lipperdt of Galveston; a brother, Lester Ray, at home; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Havemann of this area and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lipperdt of Columbus.

Weimar Mercury, September 16, 1960, page 1

Lipperdt, Fredericke (Ely)

Mrs. Fredericke Lipperdt

The death of Mrs. Fredericke Lipperdt, 79, occurred at the family home at Shaws Bend yesterday evening at about 4:00 o’clock. Funeral to be under the direction of Untermeyer Bros. tomorrow morning at 9:00 o’clock at the residence and interment will take place in the Brune Cemetery.

Mrs. Lipperdt was born in Germany October 7, 1858 and has been living in the Shaws Bend section for some 35 years. Her husband, Mr. August Lipperdt, died about three years ago.

Survivors are one daughter, Miss Phina Lipperdt, and one son, Chas. F. Lipperdt, also three grandchildren. The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of the people of this section.

Colorado County Citizen, February 27, 1938
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Lipperdt, Herbert A.


Funeral services for Herbert A. Lipperdt were held Tuesday, January 28 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with the Reverend Robert Schlortt officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

He passed away January 27 at the age of 71.

Burial was at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Mr. Lipperdt was born July 31, 1914 in Ellinger to Charles Lipperdt and Mary Chollet Lipperdt. He married Mary Alice Hutchins Lipperdt, October 11, 1941.

Mr. Lipperdt was a retired welder.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus.

Mr. Lipperdt served in WW II.

He was baptized September 6, 1914 in Shaws Bend by Reverend Hans Krause and was confirmed September 4, 1927 in Columbus by Reverend W. A. Flachmeir.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Lipperdt of Columbus; step-mother, Alma Lipperdt of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Victor Ballard of Missouri City; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Linda Sullivan Lipperdt of Eagle Lake; sister, Mrs. Harold Holt of Columbus; step-brother, Howard Besch of Glidden; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joe Hanak, Wilburn “Boots” Wessels, Edwin Steinhauser, Alton Machinsky, Floyd Borski and Albert Prasifka.

Colorado County Citizen, January 30, 1986
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Lipperdt, Lester A.

L. Lipperdt Funeral Held Here Tuesday

Funeral Services for Lester A. Lipperdt, 70, of New Bielau were held Tuesday, July 27, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Ernest S. Dean, Jr. officiating.

Burial was in the New Bielau Cemetery.

Mr. Lipperdt died Sunday in Memorial Hospital Southwest of Houston, where he had been a patient since June 4.

Born April 30, 1912, in Colorado County, he was a son of Charles and Mary (Chollett) Lipperdt. He married Norine Havemann at Oakland on Sept. 26, 1933.

He was a farmer and rancher and also had worked at Rubin's Grocery here for 26 years.

He was member and past president of the new Bielau Hermann Sons Lodge, member of the Farm Bureau, a past member of the New Bielau and Weimar Public School boards, and a member of New Bielau Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where in the past he had been a member of the church board and the choir.

Mr. Lipperdt's wife survives him, along with one son, Lester Ray Lipperdt of Houston; three daughters, Coy Dell Schindler of Columbus, Jean Herzik of Giddings and Joyce Schlechte of Clear Lake City; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother and a sister, Herbert Lipperdt and Birdie Hohlt, both of Columbus; and his stepmother and stepbrother, Alma Lipperdt of Columbus and Howard Besch of Glidden. A daughter and a grandchild preceded him in death.

Serving as pallbearers were Joe Wayne Schindler, Allen Schindler, Gary Schindler, Darryl Herzik, Tim Herzik, Warren Schlechte, Rubin Dahse and John Hajovsky. Named honorary pallbearers were Eric and Jason Lipperdt.

The Weimar Mercury. July 29, 1982
Submitted by Joyce Stancik

Lipperdt, Mary (Chollett)

Mrs. C. J. F. Lipperdt

Mrs. Chas. J. F. Lipperdt died at her home south of town Tuesday, following a brief illness. Funeral service was held at the Lutheran church here this morning at 10:00 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier, officiating and interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mrs. Lipperdt was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Chollett of Shaws Bend, and was born in this county and was 45 years of age. She was married to Mr. Chas.F. J. Lipperdt in November 1910, and has lived in this community continuously since that time.

Mrs. Lipperdt is survived by the sorrowing husband, her parents, one brother, Otto, who conducts the Hastedt & Wirtz store here, and two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Stolle of Route 2 this city and Mrs. O. E. Stolle of La Grange, and three children, Lester, Herbert and Miss Elbertha, also one granddaughter, to whom our sincere sympathy is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, January 31, 1935

Lipperdt, Norine O. (Havemann)

Norine Lipperdt Funeral Services Held Oct. 8

Norine O. Lipperdt, 92, of Weimar died Oct. 5 at Columbus Care Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 8 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Bielau with Rev. Paul Mitchell officiating.

Interment followed at the New Bielau Cemetery.

Norine was born April 16, 1914 to Otto and Clara (Engels) Havemann.

She attended Oakland and Weimar Public Schools.

Mrs. Lipperdt married Lester Lipperdt on Sept. 26, 1933 in Oakland.

Norine was a member of the New Bielau Evangelical Trinity Lutheran Church, New Bielau Ladies Aid and Church Choir, and Sons of Hermann.

Mrs. Lipperdt was a homemaker and part time employee at Gindler's Department Store. She spent her whole life in Columbus, Oakland, New Bielau and Weimar.

She is survived by her daughters, Coy Dell Schindler and husband Jack of Columbus, Joyce Schlechte and husband LeRoy of Houston (Clear Lake City), and Jean Herzik and husband Johnny of Giddings; and son, Lester Ray Lipperdt and wife Emma of Katy.

She is also survived by her sisters, Elna Freis of Weimar, and Lillian Guettler of Taft; brother, Clarence Havemann of Karnes City; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lipperdt; daughter, Deca Lipperdt; sister, Hilda Teltschik; and a grandchild.

Pallbearers were Joe Wayne, Gary Schindler, Allen Schindler, Darryl Herzik, Tim Herzik, Warren Schlechte, Eric Lipperdt, Jason Lipperdt, Shane Hosea, and Matthew Henry.

Weimar Mercury, October 12, 2006, page 2A
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