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Weishuhn, Edward Sr.

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

Weishuhn, Edward Bernard.

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
Transcription by Judy Talkington

E. B. Weishuhn Rites Held On Last Saturday

Funeral rites were held on last Saturday for Edward B. Weishuhn well known citizen of the Garwood community who died at his home near Garwood at 11:30 last Thursday morning, February 5th.

Mr. Weishuhn was born near Frelsburg on March 15, 1862, and had spent the past 35 years near Garwood where he was a farmer. He was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Columbus with Rev. C. Emigholz and Rev. D. Rhea Allison officiating.

Pallbearers were his grandsons Eddie, Robert, Adolph, Johnnie, Oliver Weishuhn and George Mullaley, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Lyons, and one son Herman Weishuhn of Garwood; three daughters, Mrs. Herman Krag of Pyote, Mrs. Carl Hill and Mrs. Dallas Reynolds of Spearman, Texas; five step-children, Willie Weishuhn of Eagle Lake, Allen Weishuhn of Garwood, Oliver Weishuhn of Ganado, Mrs. Charles Mullaley and Mrs. George Mullaley of San Antonio, Texas; 41 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Deepest sympathy is expressed to the family in their sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 13, 1948
Transcription by Judy Talkington

Weishuhn, Ernest F.

Frelsburg Man Dies

Columbus, Texas, May 6--The funeral of Ernest F. Weishuhn, 85, was held from the family residence near Frelsburg, this county, Monday at 3 o'clock, Rev. Flachmeier, pastor of the Columbus Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment was made in the family cemetery nearby. Deceased was born at Frelsburg and spent all of his life in that community. He was the oldest native born citizen of Frelsburg.

Weimar Mercury, May 10, 1935

Mr. E. F. Weishuhn
(Frieda Vogelsang)

The death of Mr. Ernest F. Weishuhn, prominent pioneer citizen of Frelsburg, occurred at his home near Frelsburg last Sunday evening, after a lingering illness of some months.

Funeral service was held Monday, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier of the Columbus Lutheran church officiated, and the remains laid to rest in the family cemetery on the place where he was born.

Mr. Weishuhn was born at Frelsburg Oct 25, 1849. He was married to Miss Sophie Ordner on Jan 9, 1877 and moved to the farm on which he was living at the time of death. He was an active farmer and stockman, and well known throughout this and adjoining counties, where he was highly respected as an enterprising and thrifty farmer.

He was preceded in death by the wife some two years ago, and is survived by four children, Frank of Zimmerscheidt, Jesse of Mentz, Mrs. Elo Vogelsang of Zimmerscheidt and Mrs. Jane Weishuhn who resided with her father. There were also 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, also two brothers, William of Cat Spring and Adolph of Houston. and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Berger of Sealy.

Colorado County Citizen, May 9, 1935

Weishuhn, Ernst F. W.

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 $3000—Burttschell 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

Weishuhn, Florenz B.

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. 
Pallbearers were Keith, Kenneth, Dave, Darrell and James Weishuhn.

Colorado County Citizen, July 17, 1980, page 2
Transcribed by Laurie Albrecht

Weishuhn, Florenz C.

Weishuhn Funeral Services

Funeral Services for Florenz C, Welshuhn, Jr. of the Lone Oak community were held Thursday, November 11, 1993 at 10 am. from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Frelsburg with Father Dan Morales officiating.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Weishuhn passed away November 9, 1993 in the Columbus Community Hospital. He was 63 years of age.

Born in Frelsburg August 25,1930, he was the son of Florenz B. and Frieda (Brokmeyer) Weishuhn, Sr. He was a veteran of the Korean War; a former Justice of the Peace of Precinct # 5, Colorado County; member of the Woodmen of the World, Catholic Life Ins. Group, Hermann Sons Lodge # 30 of Ellinger, and the K of C Council # 5157 of Frelsburg. A lifetime resident of the area, he was a retired electrical maintenance worker for Smith Industries.

He was united in marraige[sic] with the former Jackie McCracken on October 12, 1952.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Weishuhn of Lone Oak; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroll and Matt Mikulenka of Ellinger, Iris and Randy Haverlah of New Ulm and Kim Weishuhn of Lone Oak: sons and daughters-in-law, Kenny and Denise Weishuhn of Frelsburg, Keith and Cindy Weishuhn of Ellinger; mother-in-law, Lillian Gaudiano of Houston; sister, Marie von Minden of Houston; brothers, Roy Weishuhn of Ellinger, Emanuel Weishuhn of Frelsburg, Waldo Weishuhn of Fayetteville and Leslie Weishuhn of Columbus; grandchildren, Susie, Dixie and Randy Haverlah, Katie Mikulenka, Natasha Weishuhn, Ryan and Carla Weishuhn.

Pallbearers were David Weishuhn, James Weishuhn, Darrell Weishuhn, Mike Treybig, Rodney Weishuhn and Edwin Moudry. Honorary pallbearers were Michael Koehl, Bennie Daricek, Karl Hinze and John Brewer,

Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral home of Columbus.

New Ulm Enterprise, November 18, 1993, page 2

Weishuhn, Frank F.

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.

Weishuhn, Fredericka F. (Koenig)

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 

Weishuhn, Frieda (Brokmeyer)

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
Submitted by David Hahn

Weishuhn, Otto

Died, of pneumonia, at the residence of his parents, near Frelsburg, on the 21st last., Mr. Otto Weishuhn, at the age of twenty-five. The deceased was a clever young man; he was true, manly and honorable; he was always civil and courteous, and respected others as he respected himself. He was buried at the Family’s rest [Weishuhn Cemetery]. He leaves a father and mother, brothers, sisters, relatives and many friends to mourn his loss.

Colorado Citizen, January 29, 1885

Weishuhn, Sophie (Ordner)

Mrs. E. F. Weishuhn

The death of Mrs. E. F. Weishuhn occurred at the family home near Frelsburg last Thursday morning, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at the St. Paul Church in Frelsburg Friday morning at nine o'clock, Rev. Stindl officiating, and interment made in the family [Weishuhn] cemetery.

Miss Sophie Ordner was born in Washington County on Jan. 16, 1854. She was married to Mr. E. W Weishuhn on Jan. 9, 1877. They have lived in the Frelsburg section continuously since that time.

Surviving her are the sorrowing husband, four children, Frank Weishuhn, Mrs. Bertha Vogelsang and Miss Jane Weishuhn of Frelsburg and Mr. Jesse Weishuhn of Mentz, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, also one brother, Mr. W. E. Ordner of Frelsburg.

The sympathy of the community is extended.

Colorado County Citizen, October 27, 1932

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