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Matzke, Adolph Emil

Final Rites for Adolph E. Matzke, 63, Held Monday

Funeral services for Mr. Adolph E. Matzke, who would have been 64 years old on June 18, were held Monday morning, June 17, at 9 o’clock, at St. Michael’s Church, with the Rev. Leo Pesek officiating.

Interment was in the Catholic Cemetery of Weimar. Hubbard’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Edwin Kainer, Adolf Kubina, Milton Muehr, Elton Heinzel, Leo Muehr, and Lawrence Muehr.

Mr. Matzke died Saturday, June 15, after having been in poor health for several years. He had been walking in the yard, when he suffered a stroke of his failing heart. He was carried into the house, where he regained consciousness, and the doctor and priest were called at once. About thirty minutes after the doctor had examined him, and Father Boehm had ministered the last rites of the Catholic faith, death came peace-fully.

Adolph Emil Matzke was born to Joseph and Anna Matzke on June 18, 1882, at Jassnik, Austria. Late in 1884, the family came to this country, settling in the community of New Brunn. For the last 45 or more years, Mr. Matzke had lived in the Bois d’Arc community. He was united in marriage to Miss Theresa Muehr in Weimar on October 7, 1908; to this union, two daughters were born, the first of which died in infancy. Mr. Matzke was an honest, upright citizen of the community, and his demise is felt as a severe loss.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Theresa Matzke; one daughter, Mrs. William (Viola) Hoffman, and two granddaughters, Virginia Ann and Edward of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. John Herring of Houston, and Mrs. Mary Kainer of Weimar. One sister, Mrs. Anna Gobald, preceded him in death about 20 years ago.

The Mercury extends sympathy to the family.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 58, No. 33, Friday, June 21, 1946
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Matzke, Agnes

Died at the family residence in this city, Sunday night at 8:00, Mrs. Agnes Matzke, aged 5? years, after an illness of several weeks of exhaustion. She was buried Monday afternoon at 3:30 at the Catholic cemetery. She leaves a son, Henry, and daughter, Marty. She was a sister of Mrs. T. H. Burger of Columbus. Our sympathy is tendered the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, November 12, 1892

Matzke, Anna (Guenther)


After two weeks' illness, Mrs. Anna Matzke, wife of Mr. Joe B. Matzke, Jr., died at the family home Saturday, April 26. Her death was a surprise and shock to the many friend of the family.

Mrs. Matzke was the daughter of the late Mr. John and Mrs. Johanna Guenther. She was born Sept. 15, 1875. at High Hill, Fayette county. She is survived by her husband, J. B. Matzke, Jr., and ten children--Mrs. Dick Flessner, Damon Mound; Mrs. Henry Hattermann, Oak Grove; Mrs. Ferdinand Rabel, Altair; Mrs. Ed Richter, Columbus; Joe, Ed, Henry, Hermann, Frank and Robert, all at home; seven grandchildren; also three brothers and three sisters--Henry Guenther, Weimar; Mrs. Ed Schneider, Poth; John Guenther, Weimar; Mrs. Frank Kosler, Weimar; Joe Guenther, Poth; Mrs. Chas. Kunz, Weimar.

She was laid to rest Sunday, April 27. In St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski, officiating in the church and at the grave.

Although the roads were almost Impassable, there were many who paid the last tribute to the deceased, which proved the love and esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the grief-stricken survivors. May she rest in peace!

Weimar Mercury, May 2, 1924, page 1

Matzke, Anna (Kuntschik)

After an illness of about eleven months, Mrs. Anna Matzke died at the home of her son, Mr. Ed Matzke, at 4 o'clock a.m. Nov. 23, 1932. During the last month of her illness, her children attended to her with all the love, care and self-sacrifice that is humanly possible to ease and comfort their beloved mother. But all their prayers and tender care could not stay the hand of Death.

Mrs. Matzke was born at Deutsch-Jassnik, Austria, on Nov. 6, 1844. Her parents were Johann and Rosina Kuntschik. Jan 7, 1867 she was united in marriage to Mr. Joseph Matzke. To this union six children were born of which one, Mrs. Anna Gobalt preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1926. In 1884 the family of seven emigrated to Texas. One daughter was born in this country. The family settled in the community of Weimar and lived for three years on the farm of the late Mr. John Schneider. From the Schneider farm they moved to the present Matzke farm near Borden where gradually one after another of the children left the home until finally in 1914 the last of them left, and the aged couple was again alone. For another seventeen years they kept house together, but finally a year ago age and infirmities forced them to give up housekeeping. Since that time they have resided with their son, Mr. Ed Matzke.

Jan. 7, 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Matzke celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. For almost sixty-six years this venerable couple shared their lot in happiness and hardships &endash; truly an outstanding record.

Mrs. Matzke was a true Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother, and with a pleasant smile greeted her neighbors and friends. In the death of this good lady the community suffers a severe loss. After a requiem read by Father Szymanski in St. Michael's Church, the earthly remains were laid to rest in the family lot in St. Michael's Cemetery, Nov. 24, at 10:30 a.m.

Pall bearers were her grandsons, as follows: Messrs Alfred, William and Henry Kainer, Joe Herring, Henry and Robert Matzke.

Mrs. Matzke leaves to mourn her death her 89-year old, infirm husband; five children, Mrs. Joe B. Matzke, Jr., Hedwig, Mrs. John Herring, Messrs Edward and Adolph E. Matzke and Mrs. Mary Kainer, all living in this community; also 31 grandchildren and one brother, Mr. Edward Kuntschik living in Austria.

May she rest in peace!

Aged Man Follows Wife in Death.

The sad news of the death of Mr. Jos. Matzke, Sr., aged resident of the Borden section was learned early Wednesday morning. He was 89 years of age, if we mistake not. His beloved life companion died a week ago, and Mr. Matzke followed her in death on Wednesday of this week. The remains were laid to rest in St Michael's Cemetery Thursday morning, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating. We hope to have further particulars of the sad event in our next issue.

Weimar Mercury, December 2, 1932
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Matzke, Edward

Funeral Rites for Edward Matzke, 79, Held Saturday

Funeral services for Edward Matzke, 79, an almost lifelong resident of the Weimar rural area, were held Saturday morning at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with interment in the church cemetery.

Rev. Thomas O’Callaghan and Msgr. Drozd officiated.

Mr. Matzke, who came to this country with his parents when he was 4 years old, died at his home Friday after a month’s illness.

Born March 29, 1880, in Deutsch Jassnick, Austria, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Matzke, who emigrated to America in 1884 and settled near Weimar. He married Miss Mary Muehr at High Hill on Nov. 11, 1914.

His wife survives, along with three daughters, Mrs. Adolf (Tillie) Kubica and Mrs. Alphonse (Annie) Hudec of here and Miss Ella Matzke of Columbus; 4 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Mary F. Kainer of here. Two sisters, Mrs. John L. Herring and Mrs. Max Gobald, and 2 brothers, Adolf and Joe Matzke, preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Bill Hoffmann, Eugene Kainer, Herman Matzke, Ed Matzke, Fred Rabel and Alfred Kainer.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 71, No. 38, Friday, July 24, 1959
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Matzke, Edward W.

Edward Matzke

Edward W. Matzke, age 79, of Eagle Lake passed away Tuesday, March 27, at his residence.

He was born Sept. 14, 1904 in Weimar, and was a resident of Colorado County and was engaged in agriculture all his life. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and the Sons of Hermann.

Survivors are wife, Mrs. Ed W. Matzke, of Eagle Lake; daughters Irene Matzke of Eagle Lake, Dorothy Jones of Eagle Lake; brother Robert Matzke, of San Antonio; grandchildren Carl Jones of Houston, Deborah Moore, of Bay City, Brenda Kay Meyer of Angleton and Charlet Jones, of Eagle Lake; great grandchildren are Shawn, Christie and Dustin Meyer, all of Angleton.

Funeral services were held Thursday, March 29 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Carl Jones, Ray Keyser, Joe Schindler, Marvin Hillmer, Paul Trcka, Sr. and Paul Trcka, Jr.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake. Rosary was recited Thursday, led by the Knights of Columbus, from the chapel of Dulany Funeral Home.

Colorado County Citizen, April 5, 1984, page 2

Matzke, Frank

Frank Matzke Buried Monday

Funeral services for Frank Matzke, 55, who died in a San Antonio hospital, were held Monday, April 24, at St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus was celebrant of the mass.

Pallbearers were Alvin E. Bilek, Dick Flessner, Fred Rabel, Edwin Kainer, Henry Hattermann, and Jim A. Hluchanek.

Mr. Matzke, a native of the Weimar area, was son of Joe B. and Annie Guenther Matzke.

He is survived by three brothers, Ed Matzke of Columbus, Herman of Galveston and Robert of San Antonio.

Weimar Mercury, April 27, 1967, page 1

Matzke, Henry Joseph

Henry Matzke, 43, Found Dead; Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for Henry Joseph Matzke, 43-year-old dairy truck driver, were held from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church here Saturday afternoon, with Msgr. Anthony Drozd officiating. Interment was made in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

He was an employee of Jack Matthews, local dairyman, who found him dead Thursday afternoon at about 1 o’clock, at his home on the old Matzke homestead east of Weimar. Still in bed, he had died, apparently of a heart attack, sometime during the night.

A bachelor and the only family member still living on the Matzke place, he was native of this section, where he farmed before becoming a truck driver.

Surviving him are his 83-year-old father, Joe B. Matzke, now living with a daughter at Damon; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Rabel of Damon, Mrs. Ed. Richter of West Columbia, Mrs. Annie Flessner of Sweeny and Mrs. Henry Hatterman of Weimar; and five brothers, Frank of Schulenburg, Joe of San Antonio, Ed of Eagle Lake, Herman of Galveston, and Robert, who is with the U. S. Army in Japan.

Weimar Mercury, December 15, 1950, page 1

Matzke, Joseph

Husband Quickly Joins Wife In Death

Just a week after his beloved wife and life-companion had been claimed by Death, Mr. Joseph Matzke, Sr., well know citizen of the Borden community, gave up the struggle and joined her on that other and brighter shore.

Mr. Matzke was very ill at the time of his wife's passing, and while it was known that he would soon succumb, yet when the end came it brought double sorrow to his loved ones. His death occurred Wednesday morning of last week at the age of 89 years, at the home of his son, Mr. Ed Matzke.

The funeral took place Thursday morning at 9:30 at St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. Jos Szymanski officiating. The pall bearers were Messrs. George and Joe Herring, Alfred and Will Kainer, Herman Matzke and Max Gobald.

Mr. Matzke was born at Deutsch-Jassnik, Austria, Sept 18, 1843, was married to Anna Kuntschik in 1867, and with his family of seven members came to this country in 1884. One daughter was born after the couple came to this country. The family settled near Weimar and lived here up to the time of their decease. The aged couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Jan7, 1917. At time of their death they had been married about sixty-six years -- a wonderful record, truly. Five children survive, as follows: Mrs. Joe B. Matzke, Mrs. John Herring, Mrs. Mary Kainer, Messrs. Edward and Adolf E. Matzke; also 31 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Matzke was a fine old gentleman. During his many years' residence in this section he always commanded the respect and esteem of everyone who knew him. He was a devoted husband and father, a kindly neighbor and friend, and in his departure from among us all fell that we have sustained a distinct, heavy loss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, December 9, 1932, page 1
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Matzke, Joseph B.

Final Rites for Joseph Matzke, 64, Held Here

Funeral services were held here Saturday morning, July 23, for Joseph Matzke, 64, of San Antonio, who died at 8 p.m. Thursday in Nix Hospital in that city.

Mr. Matzke, a Weimar native, had lived in San Antonio the past 18 years.

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

Pallbearers were Lawrence Herring, James Schulz, Christopher Carney, Frank Huser, Henry Hattermann, and James Richter. Gerald Herring was an honorary pallbearer.

Born here Dec. 13, 1901, Mr. Matzke was a son of Joseph and Annie Guenther Matzke. He married Miss Alvina Rabel here Feb. 20, 1928, and they settled first in Houston. At San Antonio he was employed by the San Antonio Pipe & Supply Co.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four brothers, Ed. of Eagle Lake, Robert and Frank of San Antonio and Harmon of Galveston; and one sister, Mrs. Lena Hattermann of Weimar. Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, July 28, 1966, page 1

Matzke, Joseph Bernard

Joseph Matzke, 85, To Be Buried Here Saturday Morning

FuneraI services for Joseph B. Matzke, 85, who died late Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Rabel, in West Columbia, will he held at Hubbard Funeral Home here Saturday morning, July 25, at 9:15 o'clock, with further services in St. Michael's Church at 9:30. Rev. Clarence Leopold will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Matzke, a retired farmer who had lived most of his life in the rural area northeast of here, had never completely recovered after breaking his leg seven years ago. He had been living with his daughter and son-in-law most of those years.

Born February 10, 1868, in Jasnig, Austria, the son of Joe and Annie Matzke, he came to this country when he was 17 years old, settling near Borden. In 1892 he married Miss Annie Guenther at St. Michael’s Church here. Mrs. Matzke died in 1923.

All but one of their 10 children are still living. Henry Matzke died in December, 1950. at the age of 43.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dick Flessner of Old Ocean, Mrs. Lena Hattermann of Borden, Mrs. Fred (Mary) Rabel and Mrs. Ed Richter, both of West Columbia; five sons, Joe of San Antonio, Ed of Cat Spring, Herman of Galveston, Frank of West Columbia, and M.-Sgt. Robert Matzke, stationed at Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Kainer of Weimar; a brother, Ed Matzke of Weimar; 19 grandchildren and six-great-grandchildren.

Weimar Mercury, July 24, 1953, page 1

Matzke, Magdelena (Richter)

Mrs. Magdelena Matzke died in this city last Thursday night at the residence of Mr. Edw. Matzke, after a short illness, aged 28 years. She was a native of Muehren, Austria, born in 1862, and has been a resident of Columbus for ten years. She was a lady of many estimable qualities, with many friends. She leaves a husband and four children, mother and brother and sister to mourn her loss. Her remains were committed to dust [Columbus Odd Fellows Rest] at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon in the presence of many sympathising[sic] friends, Rev. John Weimer officiating.

Colorado Citizen, September 18, 1890, page 3

Matzke, Mary (Muehr)

Final Rites for Mrs. M. Matzke, 78, Held Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Matzke, 78, were held Wednesday, April 14, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. O.B. Kahlich officiated.

Mrs. Matzke died of a heart attack April 12 at the home of her daughter.

Born Jan. 8, 1893 at Bastrop, she was the daughter of Frank and Aloisia Berger Muehr. She was married to Edward Matzke, November 11, 1914, at High Hill. She was a member of St. Michael’s Church and St. Ann’s Society.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Adolf (Tillie) Kubica and Mrs. Annie Hudec of Weimar and Miss Ella Matzke of Columbus; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Muehr of Sugar Land; and two sisters, Mrs. Victor (Alma) Blaschke of Sugar Land and Mrs. Robert (Rosie) Heinrich of Schulenburg.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Matzke was preceded in death by an infant son, a sister, and four brothers.

Pallbearers were Alfred J. Kainer, Edwin Kainer, Alois Muehr, Alton Muehr, Leo Muehr and Victor Muehr

Weimar Mercury, Volume 83, No. 77, Thursday, April 22, 1971
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Matzke, Theresia (Muehr)

Funeral Services for Mrs. Matzke Held Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Adolph Matzke, 80, were held Thursday morning, March 15, from Hubbard Funeral Home, with continued services at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

Msgr. A. F. Drozd officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Matzke died Tuesday at St. Anthony's Rest Home in La Grange, after an illness of several years.

Born Oct. 24, 1875, in Austria, she was the daughter of Frank and Theresa Muehr. She came to this country 1891, settling at Bastrop, moving to the Ammannsville area near Weimar in 1902. In 1908 she was married at Weimar to Mr. Matzke, who died in 1946.

Five brothers, a sister and an infant daughter also preceded her in death.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Willie Hoffmann of Weimar; four grand children; and three brothers, Willie Muehr of Bastrop, and Rudolph and Richard Muehr, Sr. of Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, Friday, March 16, 1956
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Matzke, Tillie


Mrs. Tillie Matzke, age. 80, of Eagle Lake, was found dead at her Eagle Lake residence on Saturday, September 27.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Tillie Matzke from the Our Lady Perpetual Help Catholic Church Monday, September 29 under the directions of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with the Rev, Jesse Euresti officiating.

Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake

Mrs. Matzke was born July 11, 1906 in Colorado County and was a resident of the Eagle Lake area all of her life. She was also a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake, and was preceded in death by her husband, Edward William Matzke on May 27, 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Irene Matzke. and Mrs. Gene (Dorothy) Jones both of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Carl Gene Jones of Houston, Deborah Moore of Eagle Lake, Brenda Kay Meyer of Huntsville, Charlet Jones of Eagle Lake; great-grandchildren, Shawn, Christie and Dustin Meyer of Huntsville, Tiffany Moore of Eagle Lake, Ashley Jones of Houston; other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Pallbearers were Carl Jones, Bobby Meyer, Joe Schindler, Marvin Helmer, Paul Tricka, Sr., and Karen Brod.

Colorado County Citizen, October 9, 1986
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