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Poppe, Adolph Henry

Suicide Ruled In Death of Adolph Poppe

Justice of the Peace Henry Hasse of Weimar returned a verdict of self-inflicted gunshot wound in the death of Adolph Henry Poppe, 44, in the Osage community northeast of Weimar at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Mr. Poppe lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Poppe, and brother, Fritz. Mr. Poppe heard the shot from another room and found his son dead, a .30-caliber carbine rifle beneath him, on the floor of a bedroom.

The funeral service was held at Hubbard Funeral Home Monday afternoon, with Rev. Frank H. Horak Jr. officiating. Burial was in New Bielau Cemetery. Weimar veterans held a brief military service at the graveside.

Mr. Poppe, a World War II veteran, was a lifelong resident of the Osage community, where he was a farm worker. Born Jan. 4, 1924, he was a son of Willie and Wilhemine Mehrens Poppe.

Surviving in addition to his father and brother is a foster sister, Mrs. R. W. Hiller of Victoria.

Pallbearers were Arnold Balzer, Charles T. Trefny, Ewald Brandt, Lee Earl Poppe, Lawrence Muehr and Adolph Thumann.

Weimar Mercury, June 27, 1968, page 1

Poppe, Allen Fritz Otto


Allen Fritz Otto, two and a half months old son of Emil Poppe and wife, living below New Bielau, died Tuesday and the remains were laid to rest in the New Bielau Cemetery Wednesday morning. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved parents.

Weimar Mercury, May 27, 1921, page 1

Poppe, Elizabeth


Mrs. Elizabeth Poppe, well known and popular lady of the New Bielau community, passed away early Tuesday morning at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Gus Dahse, after a brief illness, at the advanced age of 78 years. She was a widow of the late Mr. Fritz Poppe, well known pioneer of this section.

The remains were taken from the residence of Mr. Gus Dahse at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon and interred in the New Bielau Cemetery.

A suitable notice of her life and death will appear in the next issue of the Mercury.

Weimar Mercury, August 19, 1932

Mrs. Elizabeth Poppe Is Claimed by Death

Mrs. Elizabeth Poppe, the subject of this sketch, was born May 2, 1854, at Ross Prairie, Texas. She was united in marriage to Mr. Fritz Poppe of Content in 1873. The couple lived at New Bielau practically the remainder of their lives. Mr. Poppe, the husband, died in 1901. In 1919 Mrs. Poppe moved in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gus Dahse, where she made her home up to the time of her death. She was the mother of nine children, one of the number dying a number of years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mary Reichert of Port Lavaca, Mrs. Sophie Hasse of Winters, Mr. Henry Poppe, Mrs. Lizzie Froehlich, Mrs. Alma Dahse, Mrs. Helen Paweleck all of the Weimar section, Mrs. Minnie Woltersdorf of San Antonio, and Mr. Helmuth Poppe of Halletsville There also are nineteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mrs. Poppe died Aug. 16th, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 14 days. She was buried at the New Bielau Cemetery Aug. 17th, Revs. Paul Piepenbrok of Schulenburg and O. A Meyer, Weimar, Lutheran ministers, officiating in a touching burial service.

Pall bearers for Mrs. Poppe were Messrs. Chas. Mueller of Moulton, Aug. Reichert of Yoakum, Owen Hoegemeyer of Columbus, Paul Brandes, Adolf Dahse and Albert Koehn of Weimar.

Mrs. Poppe was in a way one of the pioneer citizens of this section. She went through all the trials and vicissitudes of the early settlers of South Texas. but she never faltered. She and her husband raised a family of fine children, all of whom lived to be a credit to the mother and father. Throughout her life she proved to be an exceptionally good wife and mother, a neighbor anyone would be proud of, a true and tried friend under all circumstances, and in her passing, even at her advanced age, it is viewed with keenest regret.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, August 26, 1932

Poppe, Emil A,

Funeral for Emil Poppe Held Friday

Funeral services for Emil Poppe, 85, of Route 1, Weimar, were held Friday, April 20, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in New Bielau Cemetery.

Rev. Luther Oelke officiated.

Mr. Poppe died at 7:12 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at his home.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was a lifelong resident of this area. He was born Oct. 9, 1893, a son of Henry and Meta (Ehlers) Poppe. He married Emma Ehlers at Runge on Nov. 6, 1917.

He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church here.

His wife survives, along with one son, Lee Earl Poppe Sr., and one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Muehr Sr., both of Weimar; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Frieda Thumann and one brother Henry Poppe, both of Weimar.

A son, two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Pallbearers were Lee Earl Poppe Jr., Robert W. Poppe, Lawrence Allan Muehr, Gary Muehr, Donald Ray Muehr, and Adolf Thumann.

Weimar Mercury, April 26, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Poppe, Erna (Froehlich)

Final Rites for Mrs. Poppe, 94, June 16

Funeral services for Mrs. Erna Poppe, 94, were held Monday afternoon, June 16, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery.

Rev. Ernest S. Dean Jr. officiated.

Mrs. Poppe died Sunday at Parkview Manor, where she had been a resident for several years.

A lifelong resident of this area, she was born Oct. 21, 1885, in the Content community, a daughter of Friedrich and Henrietta (Bertram) Froehlich, and was married to Henry C. Poppe on Dec. 1, 1904, at her parents' home.

Mrs. Poppe is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Otto (Edna) Ulbricht of New Bielau; three sons, Ben and Walter Poppe of New Bielau and Lawrence Poppe of Sheridan; nine grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs.Poppe's husband died in 1957. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Erwin (Norma) Otten, a brother and a sister.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Daniel Ulbricht, Franklin Ulbricht, Nolan Ulbricht, Robert Earl Poppe, Richard Poppe, and Dennis Poppe.

Weimar Mercury June 19, 1980

Poppe, Fritz

Mr. Fritz Poppe, a well known, industrious and popular farmer of the Oakland New Bielau section, died last Saturday and was buried the following Sunday afternoon at the New Bielau cemetery, the Lutheran minister at that point officiating at the grave. A Large crowd of sympathizing friends of the family attended the burial. Our sincere sympathy is extended the bereaved ones in their loss.

Weimar Mercury September 14, 1901

Poppe, Henry C.

Final Rites for Henry C. Poppe, 79, Held Monday

Funeral services for Henry Charles Poppe, 79, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Weimar area, were held Monday afternoon, Feb. 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. F. H. Horak Jr. officiating.

Interment was in Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Poppe died at his home in the New Bielau section Saturday night, Feb 23, after two days’ illness.

Born Dec. 13, 1877, at New Bielau, he was the son of Fritz and Elizabeth Poppe. He married Miss Erna Froehlich in 1904. She survives him, along with two daughters, Mrs. Edna Ulbricht of Weimar and Miss Norma Poppe of Schulenburg; three sons, Ben and Walter of Weimar and Lawrence of Sheridan; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Sophia Hasse of Winters, Mrs. Minnie Woltersdorf of San Antonio, Mrs. Gus Dahse and Mrs. Herman Paweleck of Weimar; and one brother, Helmuth Poppe of Sublime.

Pallbearers were Ernest Lichey, Ernest Scott, Rudy Gold, Walter Rutledge, Hugo Ulbricht, Walter Lee Kram, Emil Dahse and Milroy Hoegemeyer.

Weimar Mercury, March 1, 1957, page 1

Poppe, Henry F,

Henry Poppe Funeral Held Here Nov. 6

Funeral services for Henry F. Poppe, 83, of Weimar were held Tuesday, Nov. 6, from Weimar Untied Church of Christ, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating.

Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Poppe died Nov. 3, at Autumn Hills Convalescent Home in Columbus. He had been ill about six months.

A lifelong resident of this area, he was born Nov. 1, 1896, at Holman, a son of Henry Fred and Meta (Ehlers) Poppe. He married Mary Grunewald on Nov. 29, 1921, at Columbus. He was a farmer and an employee of Colorado County Precinct 2 for 31 years. He was a World War I veteran and member of the American Legion.

Mr. Poppe is survived by his wife Mary of Weimar; two sons and daughters-in-law, Clarence and Lucile Poppe of Milton, Fla., and George and Doris Poppe of Columbus; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Frieda Thumann of Weimar; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

Members of the American Legion served as pallbearers; Jim Hluchanek, Fred Vornsand, John Hajovsky, Edwin Haidusek, Gilbert ("Doc") Rodgers, and Adolf Shumbera Jr.

Weimar Mercury, November 15, 1979
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Poppe, Henry Sr.

News from New Bielau

We are sorry to hear of the death of Hy. Poppe, Sr., which occurred last Thursday. He was highly esteemed and was an honorable citizen. He was troubled with asthma for several weeks. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones. [Interment in New Bielau cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1911, page 7

Poppe, Lee Earl

Lee Earl Poppe Funeral Services Held Jan. 25

Lee Earl Poppe Jr. of Weimar died Jan. 23 at the age of 60. The dedication was given by the Vietnam Veterans of Moravia and followed by the rosary at Hubbard Funeral Home on Jan. 24.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at St. Michael Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating and the eulogy done by Lad Trojacek. His last salute was given by the Vietnam Veterans of Weimar and Moravia. [Interment in St. Michael's Cemetery]

Lee was born Oct. 31, 1945 to Lillie (Frances) Janacek and Lee Earl Poppe Sr.

He graduated from Weimar High in 1964, received a degree in auctioneering and then joined the army in December 1965. Lee did his tour of duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1967.

He married Shirley Ann Hoeinghaus on Oct. 6, 1968 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in High Hill. They then lived in Houston for 1 1/2 years, but Lee's love of cattle moved them back to Weimar to land that was purchased from his mom and dad, and into the dairy business with registered Holsteins.

His greatest pleasure was watching his kids and grandkids showing animals in local and major shows, and winning the many awards and gaining the respect for the industry.

After selling the dairy, he moved into registered Angus and commercial cattle. His last years he worked at Prime Industries until he retired in 2004 due to his failing health.

Lee also enjoyed his dominoes, fishing and visiting friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley; son, Kyle of Marlin; daughter, Lisa; son-in-law, Stephen Matula; grandchildren, Amber and Heather of Schulenburg.

He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Alma Hoeinghaus. of Schulenburg; in-laws, Lorene Hasse, Donald and Doris Hoeinghaus of Weimar, Ray Fogleman, Larry and Dollie Hoeinghaus, Lad and Denise Trojacek of Schulenburg, Arlene and David Zapalac of La Grange, and Mary and Don Stavinoha of Columbus; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Anne of Weimar; aunt, Elnar Muehr of Weimar; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Sr. and Lillie Poppe; father-in-law, Walter Hoeinghaus; brother-in-law, Ernest Hasse; sister-in-law, Carolyn Fogleman; and uncles, Lawrence Muehr and Raymond Janacek

Pallbearers were brothers-in-law, Ray Fogleman and David Zapalac; cousins, Donald and Gary Muehr; nephew, Douglas Pesak; and close friends, Dennis Siegel and Greg Kloesel.

Honorary pallbearers were all his sisters and brothers-in-law, and cousin, Lawrence Allen Muehr.

Weimar Mercury, February 2, 2006, page 2A

Poppe, Lillie Evelyn (Janacek)

Lillie Poppe Funeral Services Held May 6

Lillie Evelyn Janacek Poppe, 89, of Weimar, died May 3. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 6 at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father John Bily officiating.

Interment followed at St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mrs. Poppe was born Aug 30, 1913 to Joseph and Frances Janacek. She graduated from Weimar High School in May of 1931.

She worked her way thought college receiving her RN degree from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Galveston.

She married Lee Earl Poppe Sr. in 1945 in Galveston. They moved back to Weimar where she worked in the Old Youens Hospital. Through the years, she also worked in the Columbus and La Grange Hospitals.

She touched the lives of many as a nurse, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be missed by all.

She is survived by her sons, Lee E. Poppe Jr. and wife Shirley, and Robert W. Poppe and wife Mary Ann; grandson, Kyle Poppe; granddaughters, Lisa Matula and husband Stephen, Gracie Ritter and friend Mark Anderle, and Terri and husband Scott Filipp.

She is also survived by great-great grandchildren, Amber and Heather Matula, Corie and Chase Ritter; brother, Raymond Janacek; sister-in-law, Elnr Muehr; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee; both parents, a brother, two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Pallbearers were grandson, Kyle Poppe; nephews, Darrell Janacek, Lawrence A Muehr, Gary Muehr, Donnie Muehr and friend Mark Anderle.

The Weimar Mercury, May 29, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Poppe, Lorine Erna (Kram)

Lorine Poppe Services Held Oct. 29

Funeral services for Lorine Poppe, 89, of Weimar were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Hubbard Funeral Home in Weimar with Pastor Herb Beyer officiating.

Internment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Lorine Erna Kram Poppe was born Nov. 14, 1917 in Weimar, the daughter of Walter Leo and Erna (Hasse) Kram.

She married Ben H. Poppe on Nov. 15, 1937 in Weimar.

She died on Friday, Oct. 26 at the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

She was a lifetime member of the New Bielau Ladies Aid.

She served as a Pink Lady volunteer at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center for several years.

She was also a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and served as the Choir Director for many years.

She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

An avid quilter, she is remembered for the beautiful quilts that she made and gave as gifts to her children, grandchildren and special friends.

Being outdoors was something that Lorine enjoyed immensely, whether it was hunting, fishing, bird watching, or gardening.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years and her parents.

Survivors include: one son, Dennis Poppe and wife Catherine of Weimar; daughter Janet Branch and husband Mike of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Ryan Poppe and fiancé Mary Raich of Austin; and Darrell Poppe and wife Elizabeth and great-grandson Ethan Poppe of London, England; brother, Walter Lee Kram and wife Irene of Weimar; sister-in-law Elvira Poppe of Weimar; brother-in-law Lawrence Poppe of Sheridan; several nieces and nephews and special friend Richard Muehr of Weimar.

Pallbearers were: Ken Kram, Larry Kram, Robert E. Poppe, Daniel Ulbricht, Nolan Ulbricht, nephews; and Mike. Branch, son-in-law.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center or to the American Heart Association.

Weimar Mercury, November 1, 2007, page 2A

Poppe, Mary (Grunewald)

Funeral for Mary Poppe Held Dec. 28

FuneraI services for Mrs. Mary G. Poppe, 79, of Weimar were held Monday, Dec. 28, from Weimar United Church of Christ, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Ernest Dean officiated.

Mrs. Poppe died on Dec. 27 at Youens Memorial Hospital after three weeks' illness.

Born May 2, 1902, at Cuero, she was a daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth (Dornburg) Grunewald. She was married to Henry Poppe at Columbus on Nov. 29, 1921. He died on Nov. 3,1979.

She was a member of Weimar United Church of Christ.

Mrs. Poppe is survived by two eons, George Poppe of Columbus and Clarence Poppe of Milton, Florida; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Shimek of Weimar and Mrs. J. M. Little of Columbus.

Six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Ed Rabel, Ewald Friedrich, Leonard Stech, Elliott Koehn, Kervy Kahlden, and Leslie Townsend.

Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1982, page 4

Poppe, Walter Henry

Funeral Service for W. Poppe On Dec. 16

Funeral services for Walter Henry Poppe, 81, were held Dec. 16 at the Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. N. J. Sirnic officiating. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery.

Mr. Poppe died Dec. 14 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center of cancer.

A lifelong farmer and rancher of the Weimar area, he was also involved in carpenter work, the Farmers Co-op and coaching Weimar Little League baseball.

He was past president of the New Bielau Church Council and former School Trustee of New Bielau school.

Mr. Poppe was born on Sept 25, 1812 to Henry C. Poppe and Erna Froehlich Poppe of Oakland.

He married Elvira Dahse on Oct. 31, 1935 at New Bielau.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Iris Jean Jones of Lake Jackson, a son Robert Earl Poppe, of West Columbia, a brother, Lawrence Poppe of Sheridan and two grandchildren.

Mr. Poppe was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Poppe Otten and Edna Poppe Ulbricht, and a brother, Ben Poppe.
Pallbearers were Daniel Ulbricht, Franklin Ulbricht, Dennis Poppe, Richard Poppe, James Dahse and Keith Jones.

Weimar Mercury, December 23, 1993
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Poppe, Wilhelmine (Mehrens)

Final Rites For Mrs. W. Poppe, 76, Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilhelmine Poppe, 76, wife of Willie Poppe, were held Tuesday afternoon at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the New Bielau Cemetery.

Rev. F. H. Horak Jr., pastor of Weimar United Church of Christ, of which Mrs. Poppe was a member, officiated.

Mrs. Poppe died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at her home after an illness of 4 1/2 years. She and her husband lived on the Theo Brandt place in the Osage community.

Born April 28, 1887, in Germany, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mehrens, who brought her to this country when she was a year old. She was married to Mr. Poppe at the New Bielau Church on Feb 27, 1913, and they settled frist[sic] at Holman. They spent their entire married life in the Weimar area and last February celebrated their golden wedding anniversary among a large group of friends and relatives.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Fritz Wilhelm Poppe and Adolf Henry Poppe, both of the Osage community; one brother, Teddy Mehrens, Osage; and one sister, Mrs. Frieda Balzer of Columbus. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 19, 1963, page 1

Poppe, Willie John

Willie Poppe, 84, Lifelong Resident, Dies

Funeral services for Willie John Poppe, 84, were held Thursday afternoon, Dec. 10 at Hubbard Funeral Home, with burial in the New Bielau Cemetery.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, Mr. Poppe died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient five weeks and had. undergone surgery. He had McQuirter, who is blind, had put years.[sic]

Born Jan 30, 1886, at New Bielau, he was a son of Henry and Meta. Ehlers Poppe. He married Miss Wilhelmina Mehrens on Feb. 27, 1913, and the following year they moved to the Osage community, where they had lived since. Mrs. Poppe died In September of 1963.

Mr. Poppe is survived by one son, Fritz W. Poppe of Weimar; an adopted daughter Mrs. Paulina Mehrens Hiller of Victoria; five grandchildren; two. brothers, Emil and Henry Poppe both of Weimar; and one sister, Mrs. Otto Thumann of Weimar. A son Adolph, died June 22, 1968.

Pallbearers were Arnold Balzer, Adolph Thumann, Henry Rutledge, Lawrence Muehr, Robert Srkala, and Aaron German.

Weimar Mercury, December 17, 1970, page 10
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