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Muehr, Agnes (Meyer)

See obituary with Richard Muehr

Muehr, Aloisia (Berger)

Mrs. Franz Muehr Laid To Rest Thursday

Born on June 24, 1867 in Boelten, Austria, as the daughter of Anton and Theresa Berger, she came to this country in 1889 with her family and settled at Bastrop. She was united in marriage to Franz Muehr, Sr., on January 7, 1890, in Bastrop and she and her husband moved to Fayette County where they resided until the time of Mr. Muehr’s death, on June 20, 1944. She then moved to Sugar Land to make her home with her son, Fred, where she lived until the time of her death.

Mrs. Franz Muehr, Sr., nee Aloisia Berger, age 83 years, five months and 18 days, passed away in the Laura Eldridge Hospital in Sugar Land Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 a.m. following an illness of ten days.

Deceased was a devout member of the Catholic Church and of the Mother’s Sodality in Schulenburg.

Funeral services were conducted from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, at 9:00 a.m. followed by services in the St. Rose Catholic Church, with interment in the St. Rose Cemetery. Father Leo Goertz officiated. Rosary was recited on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Wilbur, James and Leo Muehr, Herbert Schumann, Arnold Heinrich and Adolph Kubica.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ed. (Mary) Matzke of Weimar; Mrs. Victor (Alma) Blaschke of Sugar Land; Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Heinrich of Schulenburg; four sons, Frank, Jr., John, Louis and Fred Muehr, all of Sugar Land; 28 grandchildren and 19 great grand-children. One son, Joe died at the age of 17, and one daughter, Mrs. Max (Anna) Schumann, died at the age of 27.

Schulenburg Sticker, December 15, 1950

Mrs. Franz Muehr, Sr.

Funeral services for Mrs. Franz Muehr, Sr., 83, long time Fayette County resident whose death occurred in Sugar Land Tuesday, were held Thursday in Sugar Land with Rev. Leo Goertz, officiating.

Mrs. Muehr was the mother of Mrs. Victor Blaschke of Sugar Land.

Other survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. Ed. Matzke of Weimar, Mrs. Robert Heinrich of Schulenburg; four sons, Frank Jr., John, Louis, and Fred Muehr, all of Sugar Land; 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Muehr had lived in Sugar Land with her son Fred since 1944.

Texas Coaster, December 21, 1950
Submitted by Mark Schumann
[Note: Mother of Mary Muehr Matzke who lived in Weimar and is buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Weimar]

Muehr, Annie (Ripper)

Funeral for Mrs. Muehr Held Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Rudolf (Annie) Muehr, 95, of Weimar were held Monday afternoon, June 1, from St. Michael’s Catholic Church, with Father John Spirka and Father Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Mrs. Muehr died at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at Parkview Manor, apparently of a heart attack.

A lifelong resident of this area, she was born September 11, 1885, in the Sedan community, Fayette County, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Ripper. She was married to Rudolf Muehr at St. Michael’s on November 27, 1907. She was a member of St. Ann Society.

Mrs. Muehr’s husband died in 1976. Also preceding her in death were two sons, Leo and Arthur, and two grandsons, Leo Gene Muehr and Glenn David Muehr.

Surviving are three sons, Richard and Lawrence Muehr of Weimar and Walter Muehr of Houston; five daughters, Miss Viola Muehr and Mrs. Elsie Brune of Columbus, Mrs. Lillie Shaw and Mrs. Ella Grabow of Weimar, and Miss Beatrice Muehr of Houston; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grand-children; and one sister, Mrs. Rosie Beyer of Blessing.

Pallbearers were grandsons A.J. Brune III, William Shaw, James Shaw, Lawrence Allen Muehr, Richard W. Muehr, and Michael Muehr.

Weimar Mercury, page 5, June 4, 1981
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Anton

Anton Muehr, 68 Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Anton Muehr, 68-year-old retired farmer of the Bois D’ Arc section, were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, with interment in the St. Michael’s Cemetery. Rev. B. Pruski of St. Michael’s officiated.

Mr. Muehr, a bachelor, was a brother of Richard and Rudolf Muehr, Weimar farmers. No further details were available at this writing.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 59, No. 46, September 26, 1947

Funeral Services for Anton Muehr Held Last Week

(Below is a brief sketch of the life of the late Anton Muehr, 68, whose funeral was held here Wednesday of Last week. Notice of the funeral was published last week, but details of his life were not then available.)

Mr. Muehr was born in Austria, Europe, November 8, 1878, the son of Frank and Theresa Muehr. He emigrated to this country with his parents, brothers and sister, in February, 1891. Since 1905, he had lived in the Bois d’ Arc community, on the farm of his brother, Richard Muehr, Sr., who devotedly provided for him for many years. The deceased was a victim of epilepsy, with which he was afflicted since early manhood. The brother found him dead sitting in a rocking chair, Tuesday, Sept. 23, a heart attack the apparent cause of death.

Survivors are four brothers, William Muehr of Rockne, near Bastrop, Charlie Muehr of Schulenburg, Rudolf and Richard Muehr of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Adolf Matzke of Weimar. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 59, No. 47, October 3, 1947
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Arthur Louis

Arthur L. Muehr, Dies In Veterans Hospital At Waco

Arthur Louis Muehr, 20, a World War II veteran having seen overseas service, died in the Veterans Hospital in Waco, Saturday morning following an illness of nine months. He was a victim of shell shock.

Funeral rites were held from the Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday morning with services being conducted at St. Michael's church. Msgr Joseph Szymanski officiated. Interment was in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Pallbearers were members of the local American Legion Post and included Herbert Beck, Edgar Brandt, Edwin Knebel, Richard Polach, Jim Hluchanek and Alfred Helmcamp.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Muehr, Arthur Louis was born on March 2, 1926. He entered the service of his country at the age of 18 and served some two years. Part of this time was spent overseas, and this past October he arrived in the States from over there. He had been receiving treatment at the Veterans Hospital in Waco for the past several months. He was a member of the Catholic Church and the American Legion.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Muehr; five sisters, Miss Viola Muehr of Baytown, Mrs. William Shaw and Miss Beatrice Muehr of Weimar; Mrs. Henry Lee Grabow of Brenham, Mrs. Arthur Brune of Columbus; four brothers, Richard, Leo and Lawrence Muehr of Weimar and Walter Muehr of Dickinson.

Weimar Mercury, March 26, 1946
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Muehr, Charles

Chas. Muehr Dies Wednesday

Charlie Muehr, longtime resident of Schulenburg, passed away at his home north of the city Wednesday morning. He was 81 years old.

He was a native of Austria, coming to this country as a young man

Funeral services will be held at the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. W.C. Anderson will officiate.

The deceased is survived by his widow and several brothers.

Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, November 5, 1954

Funeral Rites for Chas. Muehr Held Thursday

Charlie Muehr, aged 81 years, two months and four days, passed away at the family residence early Wednesday morning, November 3, following an illness of about four months.

Funeral services were held from the Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon, November 4, 1954 at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev. W.C. Anderson officiating. Interment was in the City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Frank Sherrer, Harry Culver, Frank Muehr, Alvin Vornsand, Henry Vornsand and E.O. Vornsand.

The deceased was born on August 21, 1873, at Dietersdorf, Austria, as the son of Franz and Theresia Muehr. In 1904, he came to this country and settled in the Weimar area. On June 30, 1912, he was united in marriage to Miss Auguste Vornsand at Schulenburg and the couple lived there for several years before moving to Schulenburg where they have lived since. Mr. Muehr was a cabinetmaker and followed this trade here until ill health forced his retirement.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Auguste Muehr of Schulenburg; one sister, Mrs. Theresia Matzke, Weimar; and three brothers, Wm. Muehr, Bastrop; Rudolf and Richard Muehr of Borden.

One sister, Mrs. Anna Woellert and two brothers, Frank and Anton Muehr, preceded him in death.

Schulenburg Sticker, Friday, November 12, 1954
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Frank Jr.

Frank Muehr, Jr.

Frank Muehr, Jr., 74, well known Sheridan resident, died in the Renger Memorial Hospital, Friday, June 4th, at 3:30 p.m.

Funeral services were held at the Kubena Funeral Home at 8:45 a.m., and at Sacred Heart Church in Hallettsville at 9:00 a.m., Monday, June 7th. Interment was in Forest Park Central Cemetery in Houston at 3 p.m. June 7th. Rt. Rev. Msgr. A.J. Morkovsky officiated at the services in Hallettsville, offering a Funeral High Mass at the church. Houston graveside services were conducted by a Houston Catholic parish pastor.

Mr. Muehr was born in Bastrop County, October 15, 1890. He was a retired trucker for Imperial Sugar of Sugar Land. On October 24, 1911, he married Selma Brossmann at Schulenburg and for some years lived at Sheridan.

Surviving besides his wife of Sheridan are three sons, A.J. Muehr of Hitchcock, Victor Muehr of Sheridan, and James Muehr of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. W.P. (Cleo) Johnson of Houston, and Mrs. C.B. (Martha) Johnson, also of Houston; one brother, John Muehr of Sugar Land; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Matzke of Weimar, Mrs. Victor Blaschke of Sugar Land and Mrs. Robert Heinrich of Schulenburg; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were three brothers and one sister.

Rosaries were recited Saturday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Kubena Funeral Home in Hallettsville

Lavaca County Tribune, Tuesday, June 8, 1965
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Mühr, Franz

Franz Mühr, 63, Laid to Rest in Ammannsville

[Actually written by Mark Schumann on November 20, 2004, based on facts garnered from other documents. Franz Mühr was the patriarch of the Muehr family, which has a long history in Colorado County, Texas and the surrounding counties. Franz is buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Ammannsville and his wife, Theresia Pauler Muehr is buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Weimar.)]

Franz Mühr, 63, passed away in Ammannsville on Oct. 7, 1902. He was buried at the Catholic Cemetery there.
Mr. Mühr, a farmer all his life, was born on August 25, 1839, in Schlesisch-Wolfsdorf, Austria, the son of Georg and Theresia Fischer Mühr. On January 14, 1862, he was united in marriage in the parish of Dörfel bei Odrau, Austria to the former Theresia Pauler of Gross-Hermsdorf, Austria.

To this union and while living in Austria, ten children were born. Josef (Feb. 11, 1864), Anna (Oct. 22, 1865), Ferdinand (birth date unknown), Franz (June 7, 1869), Wilhelm (May 24, 1871) and Charles (Aug. 21, 1873) were all born in Schlesisch-Wolfsdorf. Theresia (Oct. 24, 1875), Anton (Nov. 9, 1878), Rudolph (Feb. 29, 1884) and Richard (Aug. 1, 1888) were all born in Kunzendorf.

In March, 1891, at the age of 51, he moved his wife and four youngest children from their home in Kunzendorf, Austria to Texas. He first settled in Bastrop County, near Rosanky, where two of his older sons, Franz and Wilhelm were already living

Mr. Mühr is survived by his wife Theresia, of Ammannsville; sons Josef and Charles Mühr of Vienna, Austria; Ferdinand Mühr of Abazzia, Italy; Franz, Anton, Rudolf and Richard Muehr of Ammannsville; Wilhelm, of Bastrop County; daughters, Mrs. John (Annie) Woellert of Hallettsville; and Theresia Muehr of Ammannsville

Mock Obituary, as if it were written on October 10, 1902
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Franz Sr.

Franz Muehr Buried Thursday Morning

Funeral services for Franz Muehr, Sr., age 75 years, were held from the family residence 2 _ miles northeast of Schulenburg on Thursday morning, June 22 at 9 a.m. followed by services at the St. Rose Catholic Church. Interment was in the St. Rose Catholic Cemetery, Rev. Leo Goertz officiating.

Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Muehr was born June 7, 1869 at Kunzendorf [actually Schlesisch-Wolfsdorf], Austria, Europe, and came to the United States in 1890 [actually May 25, 1888, on the vessel Werra]. That same year [January 8, 1890 in String Prairie, Bastrop County, Texas] he was united in marriage to Aloisia Berger. He was a farmer all of his life and after coming to the United States [and living the first few years in Bastrop County] spent the rest of his life in Fayette County. He was a devout member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Holy Name Society and St. Augustine Societies of the church. During his stay in this section he gained the admiration of many of our citizens.

He had been ill only a week and on Sunday was taken to the hospital in Hallettsville where he passed away on Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Aloisia Muehr; 4 sons, Frank, John and Louis Muehr of Sugar Land and Fred Muehr of Schulenburg; 3 daughters, Mrs. Ed (Mary) Matzke of Weimar, Mrs. Victor (Alma) Blaschke of Sugar Land and Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Heinrich of Schulenburg, 27 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. One son, Joe, died in 1912 and one daughter, Mrs. Max (Anna) Schumann, died in 1927. Also surviving are 4 brothers, Anton, Rudolph and Richard Muehr of Weimar and Charles Muehr of Schulenburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. John Woellert of Houston and Mrs. Adolf (Theresia) Matzke of Weimar.

[A fifth surviving brother, Wilhelm, resides in Rockne, Bastrop County. An older brother, Josef Mühr, died March 4, 1911 in Vienna, Austria, and another brother Ferdinand Mühr was last known to be living in Abbazia, Italy in 1933.]

We offer our sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Schulenburg Sticker, June 23, 1944
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Fred

Sugar Land Man 15th Fatality

A Sugar Land man died last Wednesday at Laura Eldridge Hospital to become Fort Bend County’s 15th traffic fatality of 1956.
Fred Lorens Muehr, 46, was in a wreck at 1:20 the previous Sunday morning about one mile east of Pleak on the Pleak Richmond road.

According to Deuputy Sheriff W.A. Potter, Muehr was driving east on wet pavement with loose gravel when he lost control of his 1951 Chevrolet. The car overturned several times, causing a total loss.

Muehr was employed by Imperial Sugar at Sugar Land and had lived there for about five years.

He is survived by three brothers and three sisters. The brothers are John of Sugar Land, Louis of Rosenberg and Frank of Sheridan. The sisters are Mrs. Alma Blaschke, Sugar Land; Mrs. Mary Matzke, Weimar, and Mrs. Rosa Heinrich, Schulenburg.

[He was preceded in death by his father Franz Muehr Sr.; mother Aloisia Berger Muehr; brother Josef Muehr and sister Anna Muehr Schumann.]

Funeral services were held Friday morning at St. Rose’s Catholic Church in Schulenburg.

The Rosenberg-Herald, Thursday, November 15, 1956
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, George Milton

George Milton Muehr

George Milton Muehr, 52, of Houston, died August 25, 1977. Owner of Milton’s Meat Market.

[Mr. Muehr was born Oct. 20, 1924 in Weimar, Texas, the son of Richard and Agnes Meyer Muehr. He was united in marriage on April 15, 1950 in La Marque, Texas to Clarice Lucas.]

Survived by: wife, Mrs. Clarice Muehr; son, Philip Muehr; daughter, Judy Lynn Muehr, all of Houston; brother, Herbie Muehr, League City; sisters, Mrs. Gerdie Herzik, Weimar, Mrs. Mildred Kunz, Weimar, Mrs. Leona Banse, Houston, and Mrs. Dorothy Kretzchmar, Houston; a number of other relatives.

Rosary 7:30 p.m. Sunday, August 28, 1977 at Earthman’s Bellaire Chapel. Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 1977, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Rev. Thomas Donovan officiating.

Interment Calvary Cemetery. Earthman Southwest Funerals, 6700 Ferris at Dashwood, Bellaire, 667-6506.

Houston Chronicle, Section 3, Page 20, August 28, 1977
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Gertrude “Gertie” (Hoegemeyer)

G. Muehr Service Held March 1

Funeral services for “Gertie” Muehr, 77, were held Monday, March 1, from the Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Skip Sirnic officiating. Burial was in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery. Mrs. Muehr died Feb. 27 in Weimar.

Born at New Bielau July 9, 1915, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Leonora Hoegemeyer. She married Richard Muehr on Nov. 16, 1938 at New Bielau

Mrs. Muehr had graduated from the New Bielau-Content School and had lived in the Weimar area all her life.

She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband; son, Dickie; brothers, Leo and Wilfred Hoegemeyer; sisters, Erma Helmcamp, Inez Lorfing, and sister-in-law, Delores Hoegemeyer; two grandchildren, Brent and Gina Muehr.

Pallbearers were Hugo Helmcamp, Donald Lorfing, Jack Hoegemeyer, William Shaw, Lawrence Muehr and Gary Muehr.

She was preceded in death by a son Gene Muehr; a brother, Milroy Hoegemeyer; and a sister, Leonora Hoegemeyer.

Weimar Mercury, March 4, 1993

Muehr, Glenn David

Car Plunges Into Creek, Youth Killed

Glenn David Muehr, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Muehr, was killed at 1:15 a.m. Monday when his 1962 Chevrolet missed the Middle Creek bridge on Old Highway 90 and plunged to the creek bed.

The car caught fire and was destroyed. Muehr was thrown out, landing partly in the shallow creek.

Tracks and the absence of brake marks indicated he fell asleep and veered off the road a considerable distance back.

He had attended the Bishop Forest High School prom at Veterans Hall here and was returning home after taking his date to her home at Schulenburg.

Glenn was born here Dec. 4, 1952. He was a junior in Schulenburg High School, where he was active in the FFA and football and was enrolled in a special mechanics course. In the FFA show he won the showmanship award. He was also active in his church’s youth organization.

Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home Tuesday, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Lee Eschberger, pastor of the Faith Lutheran Church, officiated, assisted by Rev. Herbert Zimmermann of Roscoe, who had confirmed Glenn in that church.

Glenn is survived by his parents and three brothers, Lawrence, 20, Gary, 16, and Donald, 11, all at home; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Poppe and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Muehr, also of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Thomas Shaw, Robert Poppe, Michael Muehr, Dickie Muehr, Allen Ewan, and Scott Reeves.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 83, No. 76, Thursday, April 15, 1971
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, John H.

John H. Muehr

Funeral services for John H. Muehr, 88, of Sugar Land, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Sugar Land.

Officiating the service will be Father James Blocher. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church.

[John Muehr was born May 8, 1897, in Rosanky, Bastrop County, Texas, the son of Franz Muehr Sr. and Aloisia Berger Muehr. He married Rosa Elizabeth Doerrich on Feb. 21, 1917 in Schulenburg.]

Muehr, retired from Sugar Land Industries, died Monday afternoon at Fort Bend Community Hospital in Missouri City. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Muehr who died March 21, 1985.

[He is also preceded in death by his parents Franz (1945) and Aloisia (1950); sisters Mrs. Max (Anna) Schumann of Sugar Land (1927), Mrs. Edward (Mary) Matzke of Weimar (1971), Mrs. Robert (Rosa) Heinrich of High Hill (1978); brothers Frank of Hallettsville (1965), Josef of High Hill (1912), Louis of Rosenberg (1961) and Fred of Sugar Land (1956).]

Survivors include daughters Marie Dunkerly of Sugar Land and Anna Rae of Houston; sons Leo and Alton Muehr of Houston; sister Alma Blaschke of Sugar Land; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Friends may call at St. Theresa Catholic Church after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Dawson Funeral Home of Rosenberg.

Herald Coaster, April 16, 1986

John H. Muehr

John H. Muehr, 88, of Houston, a Sugar Land resident for 60 years, died Monday in Missouri City. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rosa Muehr, who passed away March 21, 1985.

Survivors, two daughters, Marie Dunkerly of Sugar Land and Anna Rae of Houston. Sons, Leo and Alton Muehr of Houston. Sister, Alma Blaschke of Sugar Land.

Funeral services Thursday, April 17, 1986 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 115 7th St., Sugar Land, Texas, with Father James Blocher, officiating. Graveside services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park Lawndale. A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Church. Friends may call at the church after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Davis-Dawson Funeral Home, 1223 6th Street, Rosenberg, 342-3734.

Houston Chronicle, Section 2, Page 11, April 16, 1986
Submitted by Mark Schumann

 Muehr, Lawrence Sr.

Lawrence Muehr Sr. Funeral Services Held March 9

Lawrence Muehr Sr., 81, of Weimar, died Wednesday, March 5 at Parkview Manor in Weimar after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 9 at Faith Lutheran Church in Weimar with Rev. Herb Beyer and Rev. Vernon Rabel officiating.

Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Muehr was born Nov. 28, 1921 at home in Colorado County to Rudolph and Annie Ripper Muehr.

He attended Bois D'Arc School and Blinn College.

He married Elnar Poppe on June 20, 1949 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Columbus.

He was in the 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion of the United States Army from June 4, 1942 through Nov. 4, 1945.

He served overseas from Feb. 18, 1944 through Oct 18, 1945 in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, the Rhineland, and Central Europe.

He received the American Theater Campaign Medal, EAME Campaign Medal with five Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead, the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, one Service Stripe and three Overseas Service Bars.

Mr. Muehr was a member of the VFW Post 5623, American Legion Post 143 and the Fayette County Farm Bureau.

He was a service station owner and operator and did farming and ranching. He lived in this area all his life except when he was in the military.

Mr. Muehr is survived by his wife, Elnar Muehr of Weimar; sons, L. A. Muehr and wife Janis of Hallettsville, Gary Muehr and wife Veronica of Weimar and Donald Muehr and wife Ruth of Hallettsville.

He is also survived by siblings Richard Muehr of Weimar, Walter Muehr of Houston, Elsie Brune of Columbus and Beatrice Muehr of Houston and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers, three sisters, and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Layton Muehr, Lamont Muehr, Clayton Muehr, Dickie Muehr, William (Billy) Shaw, Lee Earl Poppe, Leonard Muehr and Leland Muehr.

The Weimar Mercury, March 13, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Muehr, Leo F.

Funeral Services For Leo F. Muehr, 44, Held Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, Feb. 29, for Leo F. Muehr, 44, who died Thursday morning at his parents’ home near Weimar.

Father John Bily officiated in services at Hubbard Funeral Home and was celebrant of the mass in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial with military tribute by local veterans was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of this area except for brief periods when he lived in Houston, Mr. Muehr had been in ill health for a number of years and several times had been a patient at the VA Hospital in Houston.

Born Oct. 18, 1919, northeast of Weimar, he was a son of Rudolph A. and Annie Ripper Muehr. He attended the Bois d’Arc school, and in July of 1940, enlisted in the Army Air Force. He served until September, 1945, specializing as a radio operator, and spent a year overseas in the Solomon Islands and on Guadalcanal. He was discharged as a sergeant. A bachelor, he made his home with his parents here.

Surviving in addition to his parents are five sisters, Miss Viola Muehr and Mrs. A.J. (Elsie) Brune Jr. of Columbus, Mrs. Henry L. (Ella) Grabow and Miss Beatrice Muehr of Houston, and Mrs. Wm. (Lillie) Shaw of Weimar; and three brothers, Richard and Lawrence of Weimar and Walter D. of Houston. A brother, Arthur L. Muehr, also a World War II veteran, died at the age of 20 in 1946.

Pallbearers were William, James, Robert and Kenneth Shaw, Edgar Beyer and A.J. Brune III.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 76, No. 19, Thursday, March 5, 1964
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Leo Gene

Funeral for Leo G. Muehr Sunday

Funeral services for Leo Gene Muehr, 30, were held Sunday from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Robert Crawford officiating. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Muehr, a victim of muscular dystrophy, died at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted several hours earlier.

Born here November 7, 1943, he was the son of Richard and Gertrude Hoegemeyer Muehr. He was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Survivors are a brother, and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Muehr, and a niece and nephew, Gina Elise and Brent Richard Muehr, of Ganado; and grandparents Mrs. C.W. Hoegemeyer and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolf Muehr.

Pallbearers were H. Helmcamp, Billie Shaw, Lawrence Allen Muehr, Leonard Svoboda, A.J. Brune, Jack Hoegemeyer, Michael Muehr, and Donald Lorfin.

Weimar Mercury, October 10, 1974
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Loraine Rose

We note with regret that a little babe of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Muehr of the Borden section died and was buried at St. Michael’s Cemetery Thursday of last week. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, November 21, 1930, page 1

Muehr, Louis

Funeral Service for Louis Muehr Held Thursday

Funeral services for Louis F. Muehr, 56, of Rosenberg, were held from the Triska Chapel in Rosenberg at 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning followed by Requiem Mass at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Rev. J.J. Tydlacka officiating, assisted by Rev. Charles Patronella.

Mr. Muehr, co-owner of A&M Furniture Center in Rosenberg, died at his home at 1033 Lindsey Dr. following a brief illness. He suffered a heart attack three weeks ago.

A native of Schulenburg, Mr. Muehr moved to Sugar Land in 1926 and was in the furniture business there until A&M Furniture Center opened. He moved to Rosenberg in 1951.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Olga Ann Muehr of Rosenberg; two sons, Wilbur and Alois Muehr of Rosenberg; one daughter, Miss Vivian Muehr of Rosenberg; four grandchildren; two brothers, Frank of Sheridan and John of Sugar Land and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Matzke of Weimar, Mrs. Alma Blaschke of Sugar Land and Mrs. Rosa Heinrich of Schulenburg.

Pallbearers were Arnold Heinrich, Victor Muehr, Leo Muehr, Brenson Abbott, Arthur Heinrich and Herbert Schumann.

Interment was in the East Garden of Gethsanme with the Triska Funeral Home directing.

Herald-Coaster, Richmond, Sunday, January 22, 1961
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Richard and Agnes(Meyer)

Weimar Pair, Wed 55 Years Succumb Six Days Apart

Funeral services were held the past week for Mr. and Mrs. Richard Muehr Sr., who died at Youens Memorial Hospital within a six-day period.

Mrs. Muehr, 79, died Monday, April 21, at 8:20 p.m. She had been in ill health for more than a year and in the hospital more than a week.

Her husband died the following Sunday, April 27, at 12:10 a.m., of a stroke.

Services for Mrs. Muehr were held Wednesday, April 23, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael’s Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mr. Muehr’s funeral was Monday, April 28, with services at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Church and burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Fecher officiated.

Mrs. Muehr, the former Agnes Meyer, was born April 8, 1896, at Schulenburg, a daughter of Ferdinand and Mary Dittrich Meyer. Mr. Muehr was born in Austria on August 1, 1888, a son of Franz and Theresa Pauler Muehr, and came to this country with his parents at the age of two.

Richard Muehr and Agnes Meyer were married Nov. 11, 1919, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Schulenburg. They settled in the Bois d’ Arc community northeast of Weimar, where they lived until two months ago when they moved to Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Columbus. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1969 among a large gathering of relatives and friends.

They had seven children, one daughter dying in infancy. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Gertie) Herzik and Mrs. Leo (Mildred) Kunz of Weimar; Mrs. Elmore (Dorothy) Kretzchmarr and Mrs. Joe (Leona) Banse of Houston, two sons, Milton of Houston and Herbert (Herbie) of League City; 23 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Muehr is also survived by one brother, Rudolph Muehr of Weimar; and Mrs. Muehr by two brothers, Alfred and Eddie Meyer of Schulenburg.

Preceding Mr. Muehr in death were four brothers, Frank and Charles of Schulenburg, Wilhelm of Ropckne and Anton of Weimar; and two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Matzke of Weimar and Mrs. Annie Woellert of Hallettsville.

One brother, Joe Meyer of Seguin, and one sister, Mrs. Adela Jurica of Schulenburg, preceded Mrs. Muehr in death. Pallbearers at Mrs. Muehr’s funeral were grandsons Donald Rakestraw, Richard Kretzschmarr, Terry Muehr, Erwin Kunz, Dennis and Harold Herzik.

Mr. Muehr’s pallbearers were grandsons Larry and Richard (Ricky) Muehr, Allan Wayne Kunz, Leroy Rosenauer, Arthur Brandt Jr, and Bernard Klavinsky.

Philip Muehr of Houston served as altar boy for his grandfather.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 87, No. 29, May 1, 1975
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Rudolf

Rudolf Muehr Funeral Held Here Sunday

Funeral services for Rudolf Muehr, 91,an almost lifelong resident of the Weimar area, were held Sunday, Jan 25, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mr. Muehr died at 10:20 p.m. Friday, January 23, at his home in the Bois d'Arc community, where he and his wife had lived since their marriage 68 years ago.

He was born in Germany [actually in Kunzendorf, Silesia, Austria] on February 29, 1884, the son of Franz and Theresa (Pauler) Muehr. He was 6 when the family came to America. He married Annie Ripper in St. Michael's Catholic Church here Nov. 27, 1907.

His wife survives, along with five daughters, Miss Viola Muehr and Mrs. A. J. (Elsie) Brune, Jr. of Columbus, Mrs. William (Lillie) Shaw Sr., of Weimar, and Mrs. Ella Grabow and Miss Beatrice Muehr of Houston; three sons, Richard and Lawrence Muehr of Weimar and Walter Muehr of Houston; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Two sons, Leo and Arthur Muehr, and two grandsons, Leo Gene and Glenn David Muehr preceded him in death.

Grandsons William Shaw Jr., James Shaw, A. J. Brune III, Lawrence A. Muehr, Gary Muehr, R. W. Muehr, Michael Muehr and Mark Muehr served as pallbearers. Altar boys were Wm. Shaw III, a great-grandson; Phillip Muehr, a grand-nephew; and Craig Svetlik.

Weimar Mercury, January 29, 1976
Transcribed by Judy Talkington
Actual birth place given by Mark Schumannwho cites Rudolph's Declaration of Intention for U.S. citizenship which was filed on July 25, 1921

Muehr, Selma (Brossmann)

Selma Muehr

Mrs. Selma Marie Muehr, 88, of Eagle Lake, died at 2:50 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 1981, in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

She was born June 9, 1893, [the daughter of Joseph Brossmann and Mary Kloesel] in Fayette County and was married to Frank Muehr Jr., who preceded her in death June 4, 1965. They were married Oct. 24, 1911 in Schulenburg.

The body lay in state at the Kubena Funeral Home until 9 a.m., Monday, Oct. 12, at which time it was taken to Sacred Heart Catholic Church for funeral services beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Celestino Say officiated.

Burial was in Forest Park Central Cemetery in Houston, with graveside services scheduled at 3 p.m.

A rosary was recited at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by the parish and at 9:30 a.m. Monday by the Society.

Surviving are two sons, Victor of Sublime and James of Pearland; two daughters, Mrs. Bunnie Johnson and Mrs. C.B. Johnson, both of Houston; two sisters, Sister M. Eugene Brossmann and Sister M. George Brossmann, both of San Antonio Our Lady of the Lake University; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Newspaper not known, October 1981
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Theresia (Pauler)

Aged Lady of Borden Section Dies Saturday

Mrs. Theresia Muehr of the Borden community, aged mother of the Muehr brothers, of this section, died very suddenly and without warning early last Saturday morning, and was buried Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Rev. Jos. Szymanski officiating.

This good lady was 88 years and 9 months old at time of death, so we have been informed. According to information at hand, Mrs. Muehr, except for failing strength, incidental to old age, was in fairly good health. About 5 o’clock Saturday morning she called her son Rudolf Muehr, with whom she was making her home, and asked for a drink of water. This was given her, she lay back on her pillow, and in a few moments had passed away, apparently without a struggle.

The good lady having passed away without medical attention, the law prescribed that an inquest should be held, and this was done by Justice of the Peace A.J. Ratliff and Constable L.G. Taylor, and a verdict that her death came from natural causes was rendered.

[Mrs. Muehr was born Dec. 31, 1843 in Gross-Hermsdorf, Silesia, Austria to Josef and Veronika (Ehler) Pauler. On January 14, 1862, she was united in marriage to Franz Muehr in the parish of Dörfel bei Odrau, Austria.]

Mrs. Muehr had lived in this section for many years. She was a kind, good woman, a devoted wife and mother, and a splendid neighbor and friend. She leaves a number of children, all grown, as her survivors.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, Volume 44, No. 16, October 7, 1932
Submitted by Mark Schumann

Muehr, Viola

Viola Muehr, 87, of Columbus, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995 at her residence.  Born May 26, 1908 in Weimar, she was the daughter of Rudolf and Annie (Ripper) Muehr.  Ms. Muehr was a retired Licensed Vocation Nurse, who had retired from Columbus Community Hospital.  She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, the St. Anthony Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Mary queen of Snows 1588, and St. Ann's Society of St. Michael Catholic Church in Weimar.  Ms. Muehr had lived in Columbus for the past 48 years.  Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at St. Anthony's with Father Wayne Flagg officiating.  Interment followed at St. Michael Catholic Cemetery in Weimar.  Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were A. J. Brune III, L. A. Muehr, Billy Shaw, Dickie Muehr, Michael Muehr and Kenneth Shaw.  Ms. Muehr is survived by her sister Elsie Brune of Columbus, Lilie Shaw and Ella Grabow, both of Weimar and Beatrice Muehr of Houston; brothers Walter Muehr of Houston and Richard Muehr and Lawrence Muehr, both of Weimar; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Leo and Arthur Muehr; and nephews Glen David Muehr and Leo Gene Muehr. 

Colorado County Citizen, December 20, 1995
Submitted by David Hahn
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