We regret to announce the death of Dr. C. W. Tait, and [sic.] old and much respected citizen of Columbus. He died at his residenece in this city at 9 o'cock last Saturdya morning, and was buried on Sunday. He immigrated to Texas in 1856, from Wilcox county, Ala., where there yet reside a large number of his relatives and personal friends. For some years the Doctor has been in bad health, and has taken occasional trips to recuperate. In this community he was universally esteemed for his many good qualities. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. [Interred at Tait Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, November 7, 1878, page 4
TWO COLUMBUS MEN KILLED IN HIGHWAY CRASH LAST SUNDAY
Tom Holland, about 40 years of age, a barber, of Columbus was fatally injured and Charles Tait, 32, also of Columbus, was critically injured in an automobile head-on collision near Missouri City at noon Sunday.
The two were traveling in Tait's Ford car to Houston to witness a baseball game.
According to best information received here, the Columbus car in going around a truck, met head-on with a large car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mudd and their small child, of Houston.
The Columbus car was badly wrecked in the accident and the Mudd car is said to have turned over three times. Mrs. Mudd, who was also slightly injured in the accident, was taken to the St. Joseph Infirmary in a private car.
A Bader Company ambulance carried the two injured men, then unconscious, to the Herman Hospital, where Holland died about an hour later. He had a fractured skull and internal injuries. Tait later recovered consciousness but died at the hospital between 11 and 12 o'clock Tuesday night.
Mr. Mudd told ambulance drivers for the Bader Company that he, his wife and their 2-year-old daughter were driving along the highway at a speed of about 40 miles an hour. They saw a car parked, half in the highway and half on the shoulder. As they approached the car, Mudd said, another one coming toward them pulled out into the highway at a rapid rate of speed. He said he did not have time to whip his car to the side; that both cars crashed head-on, his car turning over three times. He and his infant daughter were uninjured.
Mr. Holland was a barber by trade and is survived by his wife and two children of Columbus, and his mother, Mrs. Cleo Anderson, the latter of Runge.
The remains of Charlie Tait were shipped to Columbus where the funeral was held. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery]
The unfortunate accident is deplorable, for both young men were splendid citizens and popular throughout the community in which they lived.
Charlie Tait was the son of Mrs. William Tait, and was of one the old families of Colorado county. He was engaged in farming and stock-raising on the Tait plantation. The deaths of these two fine young men is deeply regretted.
Charlie Tait is survived by his mother and two brothers, Elbert and Sam. Sympathy, deep and sincere, is extended the sorrowing members of both families.
Eagle Lake Headlight, September 26, 1931
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Mrs. Louisa M. Tait died at her residence in this city last Sunday afternoon at 1:15, after an illness of several weeks, of heart failure, aged 72 years. Her remains were laid to rest by the side of her husband Monday afternoon at the old plantation, Rev. Father Lenartz officiating. Mrs. Tait has been a resident of this city over forty years, was a consistent christian [sic], member of the Catholic church, and her life was one of devotion to the cause of the Master. For many years her days have been of comparative seclusion, for, though many friends visited her, she seldom left the loved precincts of home. To her sorrowing relatives and friends the Citizen tenders sincere sympathy.
Colorado Citizen, December 24, 1896
Adela Teltschik Funeral Services Held May 26
Adela Katherine Teltschik, 88, of Weimar, died Friday, May 23 at Schulenburg Regency Nursing Center in Schulenburg.
Funeral services were held on Monday, May 26 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel in Weimar with Pastor Vernon Rabel officiating. Interment followed at New Bielau Cemetery.
Mrs. Teltschik was born Feb. 27, 1915 in Hackberry to Richard and Meta Heinsohn Rode. She spent her childhood in Hackberry and attended Hackberry school.
On July 27, 1937, she married Emil Ernest Teltschik and settled in the New Bielau-Content area. She was a homemaker for many years, bringing up her family and setting an example of Christian life and love for her family and others.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of New Bielau. In 1970, after the death of her husband, she relocated to Weimar and joined the congregation of the United Church of Christ, and was a member of the Dorcas Circle.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, whose strength and wisdom guided and upheld her family through the years.
She gave selflessly of herself to the family and to any who had a need.
She devoted her life to her family whether sewing, mending, or baking a batch of cookies.
She was greatly loved by her family and friends and her kind and gentle presence will be missed.
Mrs. Teltschik is survived by four children; a son, Ernest Teltschik and wife Ann of Sugar Land; three daughters, Judy Deitz and husband Hal of Owasso, Okla., Linda Rabel and husband Steve of Weimar, and Donna Kosler and husband Gerald of Weimar.
She is also survived by one sister, Hedwig Teltschik of Columbus; one brother, Arthur Rode of Silver Spring, Md.; eight grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Emil, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Edmund Rode and Frederich Rode and one sister, Ida Krizak.
Pallbearers were Rick Teltschik, Tim Deitz, Blaine Rabel, Christian Rabel, Clarence Teltschik and Bennie Kosler.
The Weimar Mercury, June 5, 2003
Judge W. L. Theuman Dead.
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