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Maertz, Anton H,

Services Today For Anton Maertz of Mentz Area

Funeral services will be held at 9 this (Thursday) morning for Anton H. Maertz, 79, who died in Columbus Convalescent home Tuesday at 9 p.m. Mr. Maertz had been bedridden and in constant pain for the past 2 years.

The services will be at Untermeyer Funeral home, Rev. Gedeon Stram officiating, with continued services at St. Roch’s Catholic church in Mentz. Burial will be in the Mentz Catholic cemetery. Rosary was recited in the funeral home last night at 7:30.

Mr. Maertz was a lifetime resident of the Mentz area. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Maertz. He is survived by 2 sons, Otis and Reuben of the Mentz area; 2 sisters, Mrs. Lillie Gully, also a patient in the Convalescent home, and Mrs. Pearle Frankie of Okimulgee, Okla.; a brother, Emil Maertz of Shelby, 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael, R. W. Jr. and Gordon Maertz, Joe Trojacek Jr. and Gilbert Foyt and a nephew, Wilmar Maertz.

Colorado County Citizen, October 6, 1966

Maertz, Brian Keith

Maertz Son Dies, Two Months Old

Brian Keith Maertz, 2-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Maertz of Bellville, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, of a lifelong illness.

Funeral services were held March 10 in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, with burial in St. Roch’s Catholic Cemetery at Mentz. Rev Sylvester Fuchs officiated.

The baby’s mother is the former Jo Ann Fojt of Weimar. Also surviving are a brother, Clinton Maertz; grandparents, Mr and Mrs. Reuben Maertz of Alleyton and Mr. and Mrs. Aug Fojt of Weimar; and his great-grandmother, Mrs. Alma Hodge of Alleyton.

Weimar Mercury, March 16, 1967

Maertz, Diedrich

FATAL ACCIDENT.--Last Friday evening, at Rocky Hill, near the residence of Mr. Karl Wirth, about five miles west of this city, an unfortunate accident occurred by which Mr. Diedrich Maertz lost his life. Mr. Maertz was engaged in removing the family, furniture, etc., of Mr. Heinsohn from Lavaca county to Frelsburg, in this county. Arriving at the hill, the horses became restive and unmanageable and Mr. Maertz got down and attempted to catch the bridle and stop the team; but unfortunately missed his footing and fell, the wheels of the vehicle running over his body. With assistance he was enabled to walk to the house of Mr. Wirth, and Dr. Jas. Byars, of this city, was sent for in haste, but the unfortunate man was dead before the Doctor reached him. Justice Putney held an inquest over the body, who brought in a verdict in accordance with the above statement. [Burial place unknown]

Colorado Citizen, September 17, 1885

Maertz, Emma (Venghaus) Kretzschmar

Funeral services were held Sunday at Untermeyer Funeral Home for Mrs. Emma Venghaus Maertz, who died Saturday at St. Anthony's Rest Home in La Grange after a serious illness of about 8 months, the Rev. G. Wolf officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Born March 4, 1891 in Frelsburg, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Venghaus. In 1912 she married Oswald Kretzschmar, who died in 1939. In Oct 1940 she married Anton Maertz and the couple lived in Columbus. Mr. Maertz survives.

Survivors include a son, Elmore Kretzschmar of Houston; a daughter, Elsie Kretzschmar of Austin; a granddaughter; two step-sons, Otis and Reuben Maertz, a step-daughter, Mrs Bennie Glneck all of Mentz; a brother August Venghaus of Eagle Lake; two sisters, Mrs Walter Hennecke of Mentz and Mrs Mary Schultz of Grand Prairie.

Pallbearers were Royal Hennecke and Leslie Miller of Mentz, Sam Kaiser of Victoria and Aubrey, Jim Henry and Ellis Ilse of Columbus

Colorado County Citizen, Apr 14, 1955
Contributed by Terry Jackson

Maertz, Otis

Otis Maertz, 66, of the Mentz area, died Wednesday, April 13, 1994, at his residence near Columbus.

Born Jan. 17, 1928, in Alleyton, he was the son of Anton and Jessie (Miller) Maertz. He was baptized Feb. 11, 1928, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus. On Nov. 17, 1948, he married Georgie Ann Gundelach at St. Roch's Catholic Church in Mentz. A life-long resident of the Mentz area, Mr. Maertz was a veteran of World War II, was a retired self-employed ranch foreman, a member of St. Roch's Catholic Church, Catholic Life Insurance Union, Knights of Columbus Council 10249 in Mentz and VFW Post 6113 in Columbus.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 15, at St. Roch's Catholic Church with Father Dan Morales officiating. Interment followed in St. Roch's Catholic Cemetery. Funeral services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Pallbearers were Gordon Maertz, R. W. Maertz, Joe Trojack, Milroy Venghaus, Steven Skutca, James Skutca, David Pilsner and Edwin Gundelach Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Kory Kaspar, Chris Kaspar, Kyle Kaspar, Leslie Miller, Gary Miller Billy Sweat, Charlie Vasut and Gerion Nelson.

Mr. Maertz is survived by his wife of Mentz; daughter and son-in-law, Lois and Leonard Kaspar of Fayetteville; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Otis and Doris Maertz of Columbus, Jeffrey and Joy Maertz of Sealy and Russell and Johanna Maertz of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law, Ruben and Ruby Maertz Sr. of Mentz; step-brother Elmore Kretzschmar and wife Dorothy and grandchildren Tammy, Kory, Chris and Kyle Kaspar and Dawn and April Nye.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mabel Glueck.

Colorado County Citizen, April 20, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Maertz, Ruben W. Sr


Ruben W. Maertz Sr., 91, passed away May 19 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born Oct. 9, 1909 near Mentz, to Anton and Jessie Miller Maertz. He grew up in the Mentz area and continued his life in Mentz after marrying Ruby Belle Hodge on Oct. 21, 1931.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus and Sons of Hermann Lodge #243 of Bernardo. When he began making his own living, he went to work at Schotts Bakery in Houston. At the end of one day at the bakery, he decided that he had enough of Houston and working for someone else. He then began hauling wood and began his lifelong ranching enterprise to make a living for his wife and children. He and his wife loved to travel around the United States, camp, fish, deer hunt, play dominoes with their friends and gardening.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; mother-in-law, Alma Hodge; brother, Otis Maertz; sister, Maybelle Maertz Glueck; brother-in-law, Bennie Glueck; sister-in-law, Minnie Violet Hodge; and grandson, Brian Keith Maertz.

He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Joe Trojacek Jr.; sons and daughters-in-law, R. W. Jr. and Marcella Maertz and Gordon and JoAnn Maertz; grandchildren and spouses, Gerald and Joan Trojacek, Gregory and Cynthia Trojacek, Glennon and Susan Trojacek Terrel and Robin Maertz, Travis and Vickie Maertz, Clinton and Nicki Maertz, Cindy and Larry Kunkel; great-grandchildren, Erica, Lauren, Jarad, Avery, Ali, Hannah and Austin Trojacek, Casey, Kelsey, Colby, John, Tori and Kane Maertz, Addicyn (Addi) Kunkel; sister-in-law, Georgie Ann Maertz; brother-in-law and sister-in-law. E. F. and Delois Hodge; step-brother and sister-in-law, Elmo and Dorothy Kretschmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted May 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with Rev. John Hunsicker officiating. A prayer service was held on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Burial was in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.

Pallbearers were his grandchildren and honorary pallbearers were great grandchildren. Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church Roof Fund or the charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, May 23, 2001

Maertz, Ruby Belle (Hodge)

Ruby Belle Maertz, 86, of Mentz passed away January 26, 1997 in Memorial City Hospital, Houston.

She was born May 14, 1910, in Pledger to Elie Franklin and Alma Hassler Hodge.

On October 21, 1931, she and Ruben W. Maertz Sr. were married.

Mrs. Maertz was a housewife and member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus and Herman Sons Lodge #243 of Bernardo.

She and Ruben worked together on their little farm to supply the needs of their family. Her favorite pastimes were nurturing her flowers and vegetables, sewing, fishing, canning, traveling and loving her family. These special people were her pride and made her life complete.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Minnie Violet Hodge; her brothers-in-law, Ottis Maertz and Bennie Glueck; a sister-in-law, Maybelle Glueck; and a grandson, Brian Keith Maertz.

Survivors include her husband of Mentz; daughter and son-in-law, Arlene and Joe Trojacek of Columbus; sons and daughters-in-law, R. W. Jr. and Marcella Maertz, Gordon and JoAnn Maertz; brother and sisters-in-law, E. F. and Delois Hodge, and Georgie Ann Maertz of Mentz; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Gerald and Joan Trojacek, Gregory and Cynthia Trojacek, Glennon and Susan Trojacek, Terrel and Robin Maertz, Travis and Vickie Maertz, Clinton and Nicki Maertz and Cindy Maertz, 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services ere held Wednesday, January 29, at 10 a.m. from St. Paul Lutheran Church, Columbus, with Pastors John Hunsicker and Robert Schlortt officiating.

Interment followed in Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz.

Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were grandchildren, Gerald, Gregory and Glennon Trojacek and Cindy, Terrel, Travis and Clinton Maertz.

Honorary pallbearers were great grandchildren, Erica, Lauren, Jarad, Avery, Ali, Hannah, and Austin Trojacek and Casey, Kelsey, Colby, John, Tori and Kane Maertz.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 30, 1997
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Maerz, Arline Helen

—Died at Garwood, Texas, Tuesday, September 14, Ottolena Maerz, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Maerz. The little one had been sick for some time with typhoid fever. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wendel attended the funeral, which took place on Wednesday. The sorrowing parents have our fullest sympathy. [Interred at St. Mary Cemetery.]

Shiner Gazette, 23 Sep 1909
Contributed by Matt Cross

Maerz, Jacob

Mr. Adolph Maerz received the sad new last Saturday of the death of his father, Mr. Jacob Maerz, at his home in Colorado county. Mr. Maerz died rather suddenly Friday night; he was 66 years old and had been a resident of Colorado county for more than fifty years. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss. The Gazette extends sympathy to the bereaved relatives. [Interred at St. Roch Cemetery]

Shiner Gazette, 29 Oct 1902
Contributed by Matt Cross

Maerz, Josephine J. (Witte)

Last Rites Held For Mrs. Maerz

Funeral services were held last Thursday morning, August 17th, at St. Mary’s Church in Nada for Mrs. Adolph Maerz of San Antonio, followed by burial in the family plot in St. Mary’s cemetery.

Mrs. Maerz observed her 91st birthday last May 1st. The Maerz family were among the early settlers of Garwood in the early 1900’s when Mr. Maerz was owner of the first cotton gin in Garwood.

Her husband and a daughter preceded her in death.

Surviving are: one daughter, Leana, now Mrs. N. J. Devlin of El Paso; two sons, Ottis and Wilton of San Antonio; several grandchildren and other relatives.

After funeral services, a large group of relatives gathered at the P. A. Walker home in Garwood and were served refreshments and did some visiting with long time acquaintances. Relatives and friends were present from San Antonio, Shiner, Cuero Victoria, and possibly other cities.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 24 Aug 1967
Contributed by Matt Cross

Maerz, Susana (Henneke)

(Willeen Meyer)

Those from here who attended the funeral of Mrs. Peter Meartz at Frelsburg Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Braden and son, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leirmann, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hennecke and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Nelson and family, Mrs. A. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hennecke, Mr. and Mrs. Elo Braden and daughter, Mrs. Meartz, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hennecke and son. [Interred at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.]

Colorado County Citizen, April 27, 1933

(Mrs. Jake Hennecke)

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Meartz and Mr. and Mrs. West Stock of Glen Flora, spent Sunday night here with friends, after attending the funeral of Mr. Meartz sister-in-law, Mrs. Peter Meartz, at Frelsburg.

Colorado County Citizen, April 27, 1933, page 5

(Miss Pearl Wetphal)

Mrs. Peter Meartz

Mrs. Peter Meartz passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Elo Gully last Saturday afternoon. Since her husband’s death two years ago, she has been living with her son at Shoenau, but at the time of her death was visiting her daughter here.

Colorado County Citizen, May 4, 1933, page 8
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