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Wick, Annie M. (Ulrich)

Funeral for Mrs., A. Wick Held June,13

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie M. Wick. 71, wife of Leo F. Wick, were held Monday morning, June 13. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, with Rev. Charles Carolan officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery under direction of Hubbard Funeral hone.

Mrs. Wick died in her sleep at home on Jun 10. A diabetic, she had been seriously III for about six weeks and in the hospital for three and a half weeks, undergoing surgery.

Mrs. Wick was born at Weimar May 28, 1906. a daughter of Joseph and Annie (Kloesel) Ulrich. She was married to Mr. Wick here on Nov. 12, 1835. They moved to Schulenburg in 1938 and moved back to Weimar ten years later.

She was a member of St. Michael's Church and St. Ann Society.

Mrs. Wick is survived by her husband, a daughter, . Mrs. Frank (Rosalee) Neiser, of Weimar, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Albina Schumerk of Weimar and three brothers, Otto, Fred and Willie Ulrich, all of Weimar. Three brothers, Emil, AdoIf and Frank Ulrich, and a sister. Mrs. Emma Holik, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Eugene Balusek. Robert Ulrich, James Lange, Bobby Wick, Leonard Wick and Paul Hajovsky.

Weimar Mercury, June 23, 1977

Wick, Barbara

Death of Mrs. Barbara Wick

Honored Citizen of Our Community Died Friday Night After Short Illness.

Mrs. Barbara Wick, a well known and popular lady of our community died Friday night at the family residence in the southwestern part of town, after a brief illness. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon at 4:30 at St. Michael's Cemetery, Rev. J. Szymanski, officiating A large crowd witnessed the last sad rites.

Mrs. Wick was the widow of the late Jos. Wick, Sr. She was born at Halbendorf-Mahren, Austria, Aug. 25, 1852, and was 67 years, 6 months and 19 days old at the time of her death. She was married to Jos. Wick Sr., in 1974 at Mahren, Austria. Came to this country with her husband and family in 1882, first settling near Schulenburg. She afterward moved to and lived in this section for many years. She was the mother of twelve children, of whom nine are still living, as follows; Joe E. Wick of Schulenburg, Frank Wick of Borden, Edward Wick of Houston, Stephen Wick of Weimar, Mrs. Anna Heinrich of Weimar, Mrs. Emil Helmcamp of Borden, Mrs. Jos. Kasper of Weimar and Mrs. Gustav Beck of Weimar,

Mrs. Wick was a good, true wife, mother, neighbor and friend, highly thought of by all who knew her, and her death is sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends thruout this section. Orr[sic] heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved children in the heavy loss they have sustained.

Weimar Mercury, May 21, 1920

Wicks, Bessie (Jackson)

Betcia[Bessie] Wicks Is Laid To Rest After Services May 12

Betcia Wicks, 69-year-old colored woman, was laid to rest May 12 after services from Davis Funeral home. Rev. R. B. Sanders of the Greater Smith Chapel Baptist church officiated. [Interment in Willing Worker Cemetery]

She had been ill nearly 2 years and death came in Columbus hospital where she had been for about a week. Born near Weimar, Mar. 4, 1887, she was a daughter of Andrew and Mathilda Jackson. She had lived in Columbus since 1917.

Survivors include her husband, Madison Wicks, and a daughter, Wenetta Wicks.

Colorado County Citizen, May 24, 1956, page 14

Wick, Christina (Kainer)

Mrs. Wick Rites Held Sept. 23

Funeral services for Mrs. Christina Wick, 78, a resident of Colonial Nursing Home at Schulenburg, were held Friday, Sept. 23, from St. Michael’s Catholic church, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father Charles Carolan officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Mark Dixon, Gary Wick, Bruce Berger, Larry Berger, Ronald Berger, Clyde Moody, Wesley Wick and Russel Wick.

Mrs. Wick died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 21, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 10 days.

Born Oct. 24, 1904, at Schulenburg, she was a daughter of Anton and Mary (Beck) Kainer. She was married to Rudolf Wick at High Hill on Oct. 18, 1926.

Her husband survives, along with four sons, Wilfred Wick of Eagle Lake and Alvin, Clarence and Elroy Wick of Weimar; four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Mikolajczyk and Mrs. Gladys Berger of Houston, Mrs. Lorene Schramek of Schulenburg, and Mrs. Delrose Dixon of Weimar; 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Edmund Kainer of Victoria, Alfred and Alfonse Kainer of Schulenburg; and one sister, Mrs. Emma Steele of Schulenburg. One brother, Otto Kainer, preceded her in death.

Weimar Mercury, September 29, 1983

Wick, Ernestine (Gold)

Funeral for Mrs. F. Wick Held March 18

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank (Ernestine) Wick, 83 were held Tuesday, March 18 from Hubbard Funeral Chapel and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery.

Rev. Vincent Fecher officiated.

Mrs. Wick died at 5 a.m. Sunday, March 18, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient nine days.

A lifelong resident of the Weimar area, she was born Dec 19, 1891, in Fayette County, the daughter of Fritz and Carolina Gold, and was married to Mr. Wick here on Nov. 19, 1907. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, St. Ann's CTA, and CD of A.

Mrs. Wick's husband died in 1968. She is survived by one son, Alfred Wick of Weimar, two daughters, Mrs. Anton Frels of Weimar and Mrs. J. D. Miles of Houston, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ed. J. Gold of Columbus and Frank Gold of Weimar; and four sisters, Mrs. Adolf (Emma) Ulrich, Mrs. Henry (Regina) Heger and Mrs. John (Ida) Heger, all of Weimar, and Mrs. Henry (Hilda) Berger of Columbus.

Two brothers, Joe and Fritz Gold preceded her in death.

Pallbearers were Dave Wayne Miles, Leonard Miles, Roy Miles, Ronald Wick, Michael Wick, and William Wick. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Miles, Joe Miles and Fritzie Oeltjendiers.

Weimar Mercury, March 27, 1975
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Wick, Frank J.

Final Rites for Frank J. Wick, 86, Thursday

Funeral services for Frank J. Wick, 86, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Weimar area, will be held at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Hubbard Funeral Home here, continuing at 10 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Rev. Albert Hubertus will officiate. Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Mr. Wick died at 12 noon Tuesday in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient ten days.

Born near Weimar April 2, 1882, he was a son of Joseph and Barbara Hoffmann Wick. He married Miss Ernestine Gold here Nov. 19, 1907. He was a member of St. Joseph’ Society and the Catholic Knights of America.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son, Alfred, of Weimar; two daughters, Mrs. Anton J. (Tillie) Freis Jr. of Weimar and Mrs. J. D. (Leona) Miles of Houston; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a brother, Steve Wick,and a sister, Mrs. Joe Kasper, both of Weimar.

Weimar Mercury, October 3, 1968, page 1

Wick, Joseph, Sr.

Jos. Wick, Sr., one of the oldest and most respected citizens of the Borden section, died Saturday night, aged 63 years, and the remains were interred in St. Michael's cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock ; Rev. J. Szymanski officiating. He was a member of the Hermann Sons lodge, and many members of this order attended the funeral. Mr. Wick leaves a widow and ten children. He was a quiet, good citizen, popular among his friends and neighbors, a thoughtful husband and father, and his death is sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends of the family. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.

Weimar Mercury, July 4, 1913


Wick, Joseph E.


Funeral rites were held Sunday morning from the Hubbard Funeral Home at 10:00 o'clock, for Joe E. Wick, 65. Funeral services were held at St. Michael's Church at 10:30 with Msgr. Joseph Szymanski presiding. Interment was made in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Mr. Wick was in town Wednesday morning and consulted his physician. Upon arising Thursday morning he complained of not feeling well, and at about 8:30 a heart attack overtook him and he died within a few minutes.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wick he was born in Austria on January 19, 1879. At the age of two years he came to America with his parents, the family making their home in Schulenburg.

Mr. Wick was united in marriage to Miss Ottillie Schindler of Schulenburg on Nov. 12, 1907, and to this union six children were born. He was a member of the Catholic Church and St. Joseph Society.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ottillie Wick; one daughter. Miss Marie Wick; five sons, Leo Wick of Schulenburg, S-Sgt. Herbert Wick of Spokane, Wash., Robert Wick of Weimar, Cpl. Joe Wick, Jr. somewhere in England, Cpl. Fred Wick somewhere in Germany; one granddaughter; three brothers, Frank Wick of Borden, Ed Wick of Houston, Steve Wick of Weimar; four sisters: Mrs. Rose Helmcamp of Borden, Mrs. Theresa Hoelscher of Weimar, Mrs. Martina Kasper and Mrs. Emma Beck of Weimar.

Pallbearers were Joe Kubica, Anton Kloesel, Fred Ripper, Edward Kainer, Steve Kasper, Frank Kahlich.

The Mercury extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, October 20, 1944, page 1

Wick, Marie (Schindler)

Mrs. Marie Wick beloved, wife of Mr. John Wick of High Hill, died Friday, Nov. 29th and her remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery, Rev. Gerlach officiating, Sunday Dec. 1st.

Mrs. Wick was born July 4,1850, at Petersdorf, Austria, Selicia. Came to America in 1874 and was married to Mr. John Wick in 1878. Thirteen children blessed this union, two of whom died in infancy. Her husband and eleven children survive her. The daughters are: Mrs. Albert Hollas, Mrs. Ferd. Kainer, Mrs. John Bednarz, Mrs. Emil Heinrich, Mrs. Franz Demil, Mrs. Adolf Kainer. The sons are, Edward, Anton, Karl, Rudolf and John Jr. She also leaves one brother, Jos. Schindler of Palo Pinto, and three sisters, Mrs. Jos. Teichmann of Palo Pinto, Mrs. Francis Stanzel of Halletsville and Mrs. Falke of Houston,

Weimar Mercury, December 13, 1912

Wick, Martha Theresa (Wanjura)

Martha Wick Services Held Swept. 24

Martha Theresa Wick, 89, of Weimar died September 21 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 24 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Weimar with Father John C. Bily officiating.

Interment followed at the St. Michael's Church Cemetery.

Organist and soloist was Margie Janecka. Lectors were Charlene Muras and Jeanette Koenig, goddaughters of Mrs. Wick.

Altar servers were Emily Koenig, Kelly Wick, Samantha Wick and Kendall Marak

Eucharistic minister was Sheryl Berger.

The grandchildren and great-grandchildren presented the offertory gifts and Wendy Shair, Kimberly Jowers, and Aaron Berger shared remembrances of their grandmother.

Mrs. Wick was born August 27, 1918, the youngest of 14 children, to Joseph and Carolina (Barwick) Wanjura.

She lived her entire life in Weimar, where she attended Sedan School and graduated from the eighth grade at St. Michael's School.

On November 4, 1946 she married the love of her life, Herbert Walter Wick at St. Michael's Catholic Church.

She was his childhood sweetheart and they shared everything including the same birthday.

They lived together 54 years in the same home he built after they were married and she remained on the land until January of 2006 when she took up residence at The Homestead, moving to Parkview Manor in April of this year.

Mrs. Wick was a homemaker all her life, and especially loved to garden.

From early on until well into her eighties, she always had a garden full of fruits and vegetables and of course flowers.

She loved to watch things grow and started many plants from mere cuttings.

She was well known for her bountiful harvests, canning all she could each year and sharing the rest.

Her pickles were famous and her jellies and jams delicious.

Pecan season kept her busy as well picking sometimes from morning until night.

Passer-byers would get a wave of the hand as they honked but then it was back to the task at hand.

She also love to play dominoes and cards and was a great cook.

Her grandchildren loved her rice cakes, fried okra and squash and all the wonderful sweets she’d bake especially her strudels, dewberry pies and kolaches.

Mrs. Wick was a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 5875, a member of the St. Anne's Society and the Sons of Hermann Lodge No. 205.

She lived a long and full life.

She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend to many.

She will leave an empty spot in all our hearts that will be impossible to fill, but she is now in God's Hands and Herbert's arms.

She is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Sabrsula and husband Frank of Houston, and Betty Berger and husband Clint of Overland Park, Kansas.

Five grandchildren, Wendy Shair and husband David of Houston, Kimberly Jowers and husband Thomas of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Aaron and Ryan Berger of Lenexa, Kansas and Christopher Berger of Overland Park, Kansas, and six great-grandchildren, Nicole and Allison Shair of Houston, Khloe, Kylie and Thomas Jr. (T.J.) Jowers, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, and Amber Jowers of Simi Valley, California.

She is also survived by one sister, Lydia Novak of Weimar and one sister-in-law, Elsie Wick of Weimar, and numerous nieces and nephews all the way to great-great-great.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and seven sisters, Annie Kloesel, Lena Kunz, Rosa Herzik, Mary Wanjura, Emma Pokluda, Sophie Pokluda, and Tillie Ulrich; also five brothers, Alois, Fred and three infant brothers at birth.

Pallbearers were Aaron, Christopher, and Ryan Berger; Edward Wick, godson; Larry Fillip Jr.; and Frankie Neiser.

Honorary pallbearers were Bennie Rerich and all her nephews.

"The Golden Gate was opened wide. A gentle voice said come, and angels from the other side, welcomed our loved one home."

Weimar Mercury, October 4, 2007, page 2A

Wick, Otillia R. (Schindler)

Final Rites For Mrs. Joe Wick, 81, Last Week

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe (Otillia) Wick Sr., 81 were held Thursday morning, June 8, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Rev. Albert Hubertus officiated.

Mrs. Wick died Tuesday, June 6, in Youens Memorial Hospital here after a lengthy illness.

Born June 9, 1885, near Schulenburg, she was the daughter of Joseph Schindler and Otillia Kunz. She was married to Joseph Wick on Nov. 12, 1907, and they settled first at Schulenburg, later moving to the Weimar area, where she lived the rest of her life. Mr. Wick died in October 1944.
Mrs. Wick was a member of St. Michael’s Church, St. Ann’s Society and the Legion of Mary.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charlie (Marie) Hajovsky of Holman; five sons, Leo, Herbert, Robert, Joe and Fred Wick, all of Weimar; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Emilia Russek of Kingsville and Miss Adela Schindler of Schulenburg; and one brother, Alfred Schindler Sr. of Schulenburg. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Fred Schindler.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Charles Hajovsky, Leonard Wick, Robert Wick Jr., and Frankie Neiser; and her nephews, Alfred Schindler Jr. and E. J. Russek.

Paul and James Hajovsky, grandsons, were altar boys.

Weimar Mercury, June 15, 1967, page 1


Wick, Rudolf

Rudolf Wick Funeral Held Here Oct. 14

Funeral services for Rudolf Wick, 88, of Weimar were held Saturday, Oct. 14, from St. Michael's Catholic Church, with burial in the parish cemetery. Rev. John C. Bily officiated.

Wick, a retired farmer and resident of Colonial Nursing Home at Schulenburg, died at 6 p.m., Oct 11, at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born Jan. 11, 1901, at High Hill, he was a son of John and Maria (Schindler) Wick. He married Christina Kainer at High Hill on Oct. 18, 1926.

His wife died Sept. 21, 1983. Surviving him are four sons, Wilfred Wick of Eagle Lake and Alvin, Clarence and Elroy Wick of Weimar; four daughters, Evelyn Mikolajczyk and Gladys Berger of Houston, Lorene Schramek of Schulenburg and Delrose Dixon of Hallettsville; 28 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and one brother, Frank Wick of Schulenburg.

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons, Mark Dixon, Dwayne Wick, Russell Wick, Ronald Berger Larry Berger and Bruce Berger. Named honorary pallbearers were Clyde Moody and Wesley Wick, also grandsons.

Weimar Mercury, Oct 26, 1989
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Wicke, Theresa

Mrs. John Wick Sr.

Funeral services for Mrs. John Wicke, 83, were held at the Catholic church at Mentz Thursday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. Sullivan of Mentz and Rev. Kunz of East Bernard. She was laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery besides the body of her husband. She is survived by one daughter, Sister Petermalla of Laredo, three sons John and Frank of East Bernard and Charles Wicke of Mentz. 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, October 20, 1932

Wicke, Verina (Kainer)

Verina Wicke

Funeral services for Mrs. Charles (Verina) Wicke of Cat Spring were held Monday at St. Roch’s Catholic Church at Mentz, with The Rev. Bernard Snock officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Wicke, a native of the Bernardo community, died Friday. She was born Aug. 14, 1895, a daughter of Frank and Mary Belson Kainer. She was a resident of Sweetbriar Nursing Home the past 2 months.

She married Charles Wicke Jan. 11, 1916. He preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Roch’s Catholic Church.

Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Henneke Funeral Chapel.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Ellis (Laura Mae) Glueck of Cat Spring and Mrs. Kermit (Frances) Knippel of Hurst; 2 sons, Monroe Wicke of Lake Charles, La. and Jerome Wicke of Bernardo; one brother, Otto Kainer of Houston; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Russell Wicke, Butch Wicke, Gary Wicke, Kenneth Knippel, Richard Glueck and John Glueck.

Colorado County Citizen, March 6, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Wicks, Joe Lee

Rev. Joe Wicks Funeral Services Held Oct. 12

Rev. Joe Lee Wicks, 65, of Weimar, died Sunday, Oct. 6 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 12 at Greater Macedonia Baptist Church with Rev. Jarvis Nelson officiating. Interment followed at Good Hope Cemetery in Weimar.

Rev. Wicks was born Oct. 26, 1936 in La Grange to Henry Wicks Sr. and Cassie (Bremby) Wicks.

He was married to Idrea (Haysten) Wicks, who preceded him in death in January 2001.

He served in the United States Air Force, was a minister and affiliated with Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar.

Rev. Wicks is survived by daughter, Tonja L. Wicks of Washington, DC; son, Gerald Lee Wicks, of Los Angeles, Calif; step-daughter, Sharon Williams of San Antonio; three step-grandchildren and one step-grandson.
He is also survived by sisters, Anna Shaw of Dallas and Daisy Williams of Weimar; brothers, Friendly Wicks, Mildridge Wicks and Willie Wicks of Weimar, and Henry Wicks of Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother.

The Weimar Mercury, October 17, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Wicks, Lannette (Flowers)

Lannette Wicks Funeral Services Held Nov. 24

Lannette Flowers Wicks, 61, of Weimar died Nov 18 at her residence in Weimar.

Funeral services were held Nov. 24 at Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange with the Dr. Elvis F. Williams officiating. Cremation followed.

Mrs. Wicks was born June 8, 1943 in Weimar to the late L. E. and Verna Johnson Flowers.

On Nov. 8, 1979 Ms. Wicks received her certificate of completion in a food service supervisors training course, in which she was very proud of, from St. Edwards University in Austin.

She was employed at the Weimar hospital for 17 years.

She was later employed at Parkview Manor in Weimar, where she worked approximately 13 years, until her health began to fail.

Ms. Wicks was also active in the community in her early years.

She was a pianist, which she loved to play, at the Greater Macedonia Baptist Church in Weimar.

She would uplift the congregation with the beauty of her voice and the extra effort she put into her children, in which she formed a beautiful choir for all to hear in the community and surrounding towns.

Ms. Wicks revolved her life around cooking and she also loved children.

She was well known in the community and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter Tina L. Wicks of Weimar, four sisters, Lavonne Nunn and LaGloria Williams both of Weimar, Lois M. Ellis of San Antonio, Lonia M. Jones of Houston; and two brothers, Lawrence Flowers of Weimar and Lonzie Flowers of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and members of Pleasant Hill Baptist church, and Greater Macedonia Baptist Church.

Weimar Mercury, December 23, 2004

Wicks, Wm.

Good Colored Citizen Passes to His Reward

Wm. Wicks, one of the oldest colored citizens of this community, died Monday night, following a several weeks' illness, which followed a recent attack of flu. He was given the best of medical attention, careful nursing and every possible comfort and attention, but it was of no avail. He had been a hard worker throughout life, and his tired body doubtless welcomed the long, long rest that he knew was to follow.

The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at the colored people's burial ground west of town [Paradise Garden] and was attended by a large crowd of mourning relatives and friends.

Wm Wicks had been known to the writer for nearly half a century, and for him we had a warm feeling of friendship. He was truly a good man, one who could be depended upon, one who valued the good opinion of his friends, both white and black, and he came mighty near living up to the teachings of his blessed Savior. In his passing we feel that we have indeed lost a true and devoted friend, one for whom we always had a warm spot in our heart. Our sincere sympathy goes out to his bereaved wife and children.

Weimar Mercury, July 2, 1937
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