Frelsburg, June 12.--Edward Weishuhn, Sr., died at his home on the 9th inst., at the age of 84 years. His remains were laid to rest in the family cemetery on his farm, Rev. G. Szillott officiating.
Weimar Mercury, June 18, 1909, page 4
E. B. Weishuhn, 80-Year Citizen Of County Dies
Funeral services for Edward Bernhard Weishuhn, 85, of Garwood, were held Saturday afternoon, Feb 7, from the home of his son there, Rev. C. Emigholz of Weimar officiating. Interment was made in the Columbus Cemetery.
Mr. Weishuhn was born March 15, 1862, in Frelsburg and with the exception of 5 years residence in Wharton County, spent his entire lifetime as a farmer in Colorado County. An invalid for a number of years, he died at Garwood last Thursday morning at 11:20 o’clock.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Hull and Mrs. Dallas Reynold of Spearman and Mrs. Herman Krag of Yyote, Texas; a son, Herman Weishuhn of Garwood; five step-children, Willie Wishert of Eagle Lake, Allen Wishert of Garwood, Oliver Wishert of Ganado, Mrs. Chas. Malalley [?] and Mrs. Geo. Mallaley [?] of San Antonio; 41 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Weimar Mercury, February 13, 1948
A most unfortunate killing, to use no harsher term, occurred at Alleyton about 11 o’clock last Monday night, by which Mr. Ernst Weishuhn, an old citizen, and one of the most peaceable and quiet men in the county, was ruthlessly slain. The most charitable view which can be taken of it is that the deed was the result of a fearful misapprehension, thoughtless in conception and executed with a haste most reprehensible. The facts in the case, so far as we can learn, appear that Officer Burttschell was on the look-out for a desperate negro named Frank Lawson, who had made threats against a negro woman living in Alleyton; that he had as a posse, Sam Chapman and W. A. Neal, white, and Tom Carter and John Hall, colored; that they had observed a horse hitched near the schoolhouse and were watching for the return of its owner, thinking, perhaps, it was the negro they wanted; that Mr. Weishuhn came out to the horse (which was his,) unhitched and mounted him, and started home; that the posse called upon him to halt, asking “Who are you?” that Mr. Weishuhn asked “Who are you?” and was immediately fired upon by the posse, his leg and arm broken and wounded in various parts of the body, causing instant death. Sheriff Townsend and Deputy Rees were informed of the tragedy, and went over and arrested Messrs. Aug. Burttschell, W. A. Neal and Sam Chapman, white, and John Hall and Tom Carter colored. Justice Davidson held an examination Tuesday, discharged Neal as blameless, and held the other to bail in the sum of $3000Burttschell and Chapman giving the bond. Assuming that the posse mistook Mr. Weishuhn for the negro they were seeking, they certainly had no right to shoot him, and were sufficiently numerous to arrest him without violence. The case has a bad look, to say the least of it, though it is not believed the posse intended to slay Mr. Weishuhn, who is one of our best citizens. [Interment in the Weishuhn Cemetery]
Colorado Citizen, July 30, 1891, page 3
The excitement over the unfortunate killing of Mr. Weishuhn last week is gradually subsiding, but will never cease to be sorely regretted. Although entirely unintentional, still it is not the less deplored by all concerned, and especially by his family, who have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. May a kind heavenly Father heal their broken hearts.
Colorado Citizen, August 6, 1891, page 2
Florenz B. Weishuhn Sr. of Fayetteville died July 9 at Columbus Community Hospital. He was 71 years of age.
Funeral services were held July 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg, under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Interment was in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
The Rev. Lynn Rostedt officiated.
Mr. Weishuhn, a lifetime resident of the Frelsburg community, was born Oct. 1, 1908 at Bernardo, the son of Frank Weishuhn and the former Ella Brune. He was married to Frieda Brokmeyer Weishuhn on Nov. 24, 1929.
He was a retired farmer and rancher, a member of the Lutheran Church and the Ellinger Hermann Sons.
Survivors include his wife, Frieda Brokmeyer Weishuhn of Lone Oak; daughter, Mrs. Edgar (Marie) Von Minden of Houston; five sons, Florenz C. and Emmanuel of Frelsburg, Roy of Ellinger, Waldo of Fayetteville and Leslie of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Reinhard Brod, Mrs. Jessie Weige and Mrs. Bernice Heinsohn; four brothers, Ernest (Bob), Franklin, Leroy and Lester, all of Frelsburg, 20 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
Colorado County Citizen, July 17, 1980, page 2
Frank Weishuhn, Lifetime Frelsburg Resident, Dies
Funeral services for Frank Weishuhn, 81-year-old native and lifetime resident of Frelsburg, were held Tuesday morning at Untermeyer Funeral home, followed by rites in St. Anthony’s Catholic church, Rev. Alex J. Kraus officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.
Mr. Weishuhn died Nov. 7 in Columbus hospital following a stroke he suffered Oct. 12.
A son of E. F. and Sophia Ordner Weishuhn, his birth date was June 10, 1878. He was a farmer and rancher all his life, and was married to Ella Brune Nov. 24, 1904. The couple celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in the Zimmerscheidt Community Center in 1951.
His widow survives, along with 5 sons, Ernest, Florenz, Franklin, Lester and Leroy of the Frelsburg community; 3 daughters, Mrs. Reinhard Brod of Bernardo, Mrs. Bernice Heinsohn of Frelsburg and Mrs. Jesse Weige of New Ulm. One sister, Mrs. Elo Vogelsang, died 2 years ago. He leaves another sister, Miss Jane Weishuhn, and a brother, Jessie Weishuhn, of San Angelo, 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were grandsons, Florenz Weishuhn Jr., Roy Lee, Emanuel, Waldo and Thomas Weishuhn, Wesley and Clyde Heinsohn and Carl Weige. Honorary pallbearers were other grandsons, Leslie, Oliver, Larry and Floyd Weishuhn, Cecil and Martin Brod and David Weige.
Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 1959, page 15.
Bachelor Hill Extracts.
While Mrs. Ernst Weishuhn, Sr., was visiting her son, William, for a short stay she took cold, which developed into pneumonia, and died last Sunday morning at 8 o’clock. Mrs. Weishuhn was 84 years old last October 1st, and was a true member of the Luthern[sic] church. The deceased leaves three sons and two daughters, namely; Ernst W. Weishuhn, Jr. of Frelsburg; William Weishuhn of Willows; Adolph Weishuhn of Sealy; Mrs. Heinsohn of Frelsburg; aed[sic Mrs. John Reger of this vicinity. Mrs. Weishuhn was with her daughter, Mrs. Reger, for many years. The remains were conveyed from Willows to the family cemetery near the Reger home and was burried[sic] at 10 o’clock, Rev. Szillat of Frelsburg, officiating in the house and at the grave. We extend our deepest condolence to the relatives of the deceased.
Colorado Citizen, February 18, 1910, page 5
Frieda Weishuhn, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away April 28 at Columbus Community Hospital. Mrs. Weishuhn was a native of Ballinger, Texas. She is preceeded in death by her husband Florenz B. Weishuhn Sr., who died July 9, 1980. Mrs. Weishuhn was born to Charlie Brokmeyer and Minnie Goetz on Oct. 10, 1906. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Frelsburg and Hermans Sons Lodge 30 of Ellinger. Survivors include her daughters, Marie Edgar Von Minden Jr. of Houston, sons Florence C. and wife Jackie Weishuhn and Emanuel F. and wife Jo Ann Weishuhn of Frelsburg, Roy L. and wife Maynette Weishuhn of Ellinger, Waldo C. and Wife Tina Weishuhn of Fayetteville, and Leslie and Wife Carol Weishuhn of Columbus, sisters Lucy Suchadoll, Lena Suchadoll, and Bertha Brokmeyer of Frelsburg. Mrs. Weishuhn also has 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Prayer service were held at Henneke Funeral Home Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Frelsburg with Rev. Lee Eschberger officiating under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were Kieth Weishuhn, James Weishuhn, Dave Weishuhn, Darrell Weishuhn, Rodney Weishuhn, and Michael Treybig.
Colorado County Citizen, May 3, 1989