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LESLIE 'PETE' KALLIES
Leslie ""Pete" Kallies, a retired Guadalupe County lawman who worked as a Seguin police officer before stepping in as sheriff, died Thursday after a series of illnesses. He was 79. The Texas flag was being flown at half-staff in his honor at three county buildings. Though Kallies was a lawman most of his life, including in the Air Force, he also farmed, worked for a meat-processing plant and ran a business. At heart, he was a guy from the country devoted to law and order. His son Basil Kallies called him stern but well-respected. ?He was pretty much reserved until something went really wrong,? he said. ?As county employees could attest: They could hear him down the courthouse.? Kallies worked as a patrolman and criminal investigator for the Seguin Police Department from 1964 to 1970 and for the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Department from 1972 to 1985. In between, he operated the Enco Service Station on West Court Street in Seguin, his son said. ?He already had decided to run for sheriff, and he didn't want to serve (in law enforcement) while campaigning.? The gas station turned out to be a great place to interact with voters. Kallies ran for sheriff in 1972, but before the election he was appointed to fill his predecessor's unexpired term. He was elected that fall and served three terms. Born in Gonzales County, he recalled the hard work a family farm demanded. He picked cotton, ?pulling a cotton sack that was bigger than him,? his son said. Kallies graduated from Dowdy High School in the Darst Creek Oilfield, which added a 12th grade when he was a student. He skipped 11th grade and went right into his final year. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in England for three years. After the military, ?He did some farming, mostly corn and hay for cattle,? his son said. Kallies raised cattle, too. He and his wife, Dorothy ?Dottie? Kallies, were high school sweethearts who were married for 59 years. They had three children. After retiring from law enforcement, Kallies worked for Hermann Sons Fraternal Insurance in San Antonio, retiring in 2005. Kallies fished, hunted and worked on his family farm in eastern Guadalupe County. His memberships included Hermann Sons Lodge No. 37, American Legion H.U. Wood Post 245 and the Sheriffs' Association of Texas.

"Funeral services for Walter Edward Springer Jr., 69, of Seguin, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 1994 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Neil Kibbe officiating. Graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, 1994, at St. Mary's Cemetery at Corinth, N.Y. Local arrangements are under Palmer Mortuary.

Mr. Springer died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1994.

He attended grade school at Call St. School in Lake Luzerne, N.Y., attended Cortinth High School in Corinth, N.Y. and at age 17 quit school to join the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He served as a corporal T/5 in France, Belgium and Germany in World War II. He was a Battle of the Bulge survivor and was discharged at Fort Dix, N.J. on Dec. 9, 1945. He later received his GED from Hadley-Luzerne High School and Queensbury High School. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, Glens Falls Area Citizens Band Radio Club, West Glen Falls Volunteer Fire Department and West Glen Falls, New York Charter member.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Springer of Seguin; one son, Walter E. Springer III of Seguin; one daughter, Cindy Hoagland and husband Charles of McQueeney; one brother, Robert Verdinel Springer of New York; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Wayne Springer, Hollis Springer and Thomas Springer.

Memorial donations can be made to First Baptist Church or to the Hospice of Guadalupe Valley Hospital."

- Seguin Gazette Enterprise, September 22, 1994
 


 

Frances Sofie Seay

Frances Sofie Seay passed away on June, 13, 2006 at the age of 90. 

She is survived by her daughter, Marie Cawlfield and husband Bill of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Bryan Pogor and wife Carrie, of Austin, Texas, Sherry Horsak and husband Scott of Belton, Texas; great-grandchild, Kimble Grey Horsak; sister, Millie Foster of Lake Jackson, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Frances Seay was preceded in death by her husband Malcolm and son ?Dicky Boy.? Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels or the March of Dimes.  Memorial tributes may be made online at www.mem.com . 

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Goetz Funeral Home. A rosary will be held at 9 a.m. with mass at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2006 at St. James Catholic Church, interment to follow in San Geronimo Cemetery. 

Arrangements under the direction of Goetz Funeral Home, 713 N. Austin, Seguin, TX 78155; (830) 379-2313.

Published June 14, 2006


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Robert Lee Lenz passed away on March 29, 2009 in Houston, Texas. He was born in Seguin, Texas on October 4, 1933 to Martin and Thelka Lenz. Robert was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dudley and sister Shirley. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lillian Louise Lenz; son Kenneth Lee Lenz; son Stephen Mark Lenz; and daughter Sandra Gail Lenz, 5 grandchildren, 1 step-grand daughter and 1 great-grandchild, and a host of relatives and friends. He served as Vice President of Living Windows Corp. in San Antonio and Houston for over 30 years and was an avid outdoorsman and cattle rancher. Robert was a founding member of San Antonio's Northside Lions Club and served as a past President. He was a generous supporter of the York Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and endeared by many friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at Goetz Funeral Home in Seguin, Texas, with family present from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will held at Goetz Memorial Chapel, 713 N. Austin Seguin, TX 78155, 830-379-2313, on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery in Seguin, Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the York Creek Volunteer Fire Department at 9951 FM 1101 Seguin, TX 78155. An online tribute may be made 713 N. Austin, Seguin, Texas 830 303-5551
 
Published in the Express-News on 4/1/2009


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27 April 1917

  Mr. Albert Voss, who died at his home in Comal Town Wednesday last week of paralysis  of the heart, was born at Altenplachtow, Saxony, Germany in 1852 and hence had reached the age of 65 years. He immigrated to Texas in 1869, then only 18 years of age, and soon there after moved to York Creek, where he farmed successfully until December 1916, when he and his wife moved to New Braunfels to live at rest the remaining years of his life, but his health soon failed. Suffering from rheumatism, from which he sought relief at Marlin, but without success, his death followed as the above stated. Decedent in 1873 married Miss Friedericke Dietert, who survives him, of which union ten children were born one of whom died in  early childhood.

Deceased is survived, besides his widow, by three sons, Willie, Richard and Albert Voss and six daughters, Mrs Aug Dreibrodt, Mrs Gus Rabe, Mrs Gus Fischbeck, Mrs Gus Schubert, Mrs Fritz Loep and Mrs Edwin Meyer.

The funeral took place in Zorn Thursday last week, Rev. Mornhinweg conducting the services, and a large concourse of sympathizers attending the obsequies


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Norma B. Schievelbein

Norma B. Schievelbein, age 96 of Seguin, passed away on Aug. 6, 2008. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 8, from noon to 7 p.m.
 with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Tres Hewell Mortuary. Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday,
Aug. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at San Geronimo Cemetery with Rev. Paul J. Zwarich officiating.

Norma was born on Feb. 6, 1912, in Guadalupe County to Fritz and Martha Krackau Braune. Her parents precede her in death as do
 her husbands, Arno C. Dietert and Louis Schievelbein, brother, Egon Braune and sons-in-law, James Tschoepe and Wayne Reininger.
Survivors include her daughters, Martha Lea Ranft and husband John, Bernice Tschoepe and Gloria Reininger; brother, William Braune;
11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel’s Lutheran Church, 206 N. Travis, Seguin, Texas 78155 or to Guadalupe Regional Hospice,
1215 East Court Street, Seguin, Texas, 78155. You are invited to sign the guest book at www.treshewell.com .
Arrangements are under the direction of Tres Hewell Mortuary, 165 Tor Dr., Seguin, Texas, 78155, (830) 549-5912.

Published August 8, 2008
 


 I found this obit in the "Tri-County News" ~Thursday, October 31, 1935 Edition.
I would like it included on the Guadalupe Co. usgenweb site.  I am not related.
Pioneer Laid to Rest
F. H. Harris, pioneer settler of Guadalupe County, but more recently a resident of
Hot Springs, ARK., died Saturday, April 20, 1935. He was 89 years, 10 months and 7 days.
A great gathering of friends were present at the Brushy Creek Cemetery Tuesday
morning to pay their respects to their departed friend.  Dr. Draper, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Luling, led the divine services, after which his body was laid to rest beside his companion, who had preceded him many years before.
He is survived by four sons, Britt, Kingsbury, J.L., Luling, J.H., Blythville, Ark., and E. L. of Seguin. 
A number of grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. William Francis.
 
Thanks for all of your hard work!

Robin Webb-Lucas <robinwebb-lucas@sbcglobal.net>



Jan 22 1890
Seguin Enterprise
Peter Walzem
It is with feelings of deep sorrow that we take up our pen to chronicle the death of our beloved brother, Peter Walzem, at his home near Seguin, on last Sunday evening,  He was a man, good and true, respected and beloved by all that knew him.   In this sad afflection the sympathy of the entire community is with his wife and little children, who have lost in him a good husband and father.  The order throughout the entire county has lost one of its most concientious members, who has gone to join a nobler order in a better land, where there shall be no more trials or sorrows, and where God shall wipe away all tears.  Requieseat in pace.



I found the following Obiturary in April 16, 1891 issue of the Seguin Enterprise
which is on microfilm at the Library in Seguin.  The film wasn't very good and
the copier not much better :

James Asa Sowell
James Asa Sowell was born in Seguin, Texas, August 16, 1841,   was a son of John N. Sowell, one of the orignal settlers of Seguin.  He was married in 1861 to his cousin, Adiline, oldest daughter of Asa. T. L. Sowell.  He served through the war in William P. Hardeman's company, ??? brigade, and a better soldier ??? ??? (words not readable) in a good cause.  He took
part in the battles of Val Verde and Gloriata.  He returned with his command to Texas on foot, a weary march of 900 miles.  After about one month's stay at home he rejoined his regiment in Louisana and participated in battles of Mansfield and

Vermillionville, receiving a gunshot wond in the hand.  He returned home just before the close of the war.  He served the
county in various offical capacities and was prominent among his neighbors in all public movements He was loved and respected by all who knew him.  He had been in bad health for some time previous to his death, ???, however, was rather

unexpected.  He was door? keeper of the county alliance and a typical member of the order, and his loss will be heavily felt
by every alliance man who knew him.  Brave as a lion and gentle as a woman.  To know him well was to respect, honor and
love him, and he died as few men die, the death of a noble christian gentleman, who has fought the good fight and gone to
his reward,  He has not died; his memory is as an evergreen watered by the tears of sorrowing friends and he lives forever among them He has but taken one step across the narrow strait and stands on the other shining shore with loving, outstretched arms, to help, as he was want to do here, his loved ones.  Put on his tombstone from his alliance brethren in this county,
which he loved so well, one single epitaph, which means more than pen can tell, "We Loved Him"         J. M.

Note: I did not find an obiturary that listed his family or where he was buried.  I did find this entry in the Jan 22 1890 Seguin Enterprise:  From Nash Creek:   Mr. James Sowell is again upon the bed of affliction being afflicted with rheumatism.

Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintances of W. C. Cherry are invited to attend his funeral this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Services at the residence on Gonzales street. Burial at Riverside cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, July 6th, 1894.

Funeral Notice Card - The freinds and acquaintances of Mrs. Maggie S. Morris, Aged 61 Years, are invited to attend her funeral, this afternoon at 4:30 O'clock from the M. E. Church, South.  Interment at San Geronimo Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, March 8th, 1895

I received this obituary for my gg grandfather Charles F. Walter and would like to include in on your Guadalupe County Obituary web page. I received it from Ed Schramm, of the Guaddalupe County Historical Society. On it he only says "Obituary from Seguin paper 18". I assume it was April 18, 1896. My gg grandfather died on March 29, 1896, or March 31, as written below.
 
Died -- Of appoplexy, at his home on Mill Creek, on Tuesday March 31, Mr. Charles Walters. Deceased was one of the old settlers of Guadalupe county, having come here at an early day, He was a life long Mason, and the burial services were conducted at the Rodgers cemetery, by Guadalupe Lodge 109 A.F. and A.M. The breaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.
The following obituary was handed in by Mr. W. P. Douglass:
Charles Walters was born October the 6th 1827, at Werdenburg, Germany, came to Texas in 1848 and in 1850 - 51 he servered in Capt H.   (unreadable)   Rangers. He was married to Miss Henderson in 1852 and they rasied four children. In 1862 when his adopted country needed his services he joined he joined Captain Mil (unreadable) Company, Woods regiment and served through the war between the States, in the cause of the Confederacy. Mr Walters was married a second time to a Miss Williams in 1870, and one child was born to them; and in 1877 was married to Mrs Petrie, with whom he lived happily to his death. Thus another old-timer has crossed over the river to rest. In his death Guadalupe county has lost a good citizen, his family a kind husband and father. He was laid to rest in the Rogers cemetery with the sloemn rites of the beautiful Masonic burial service.
 
W. P. Douglass
 
Reta Walter Dryanski
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Funeral Notice Card - Died in Seguin, Texas, October 25th, 1897, Franklin Nolte, aged thirty-four years and four months.  Funeral on Tuesday, October twenty-sixth, at One o'clock p.m. from his residenct to Riverside Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas October 26th, 1897.

Funeral Notice Card - Died in Seguin, Texas, November 12, 1897, Mrs. Wade Hampton, Jr.  Funeral services this afternoon at three o'clock at the Episcopal Church.  Burial at Riverside Cemetery.  Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.  Seguin, Texas, November 13th, 1897.

Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintances of Johannes Schmitt, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the residence of Mrs. C. C. Schmitt, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.  Services at the German Methodist Church at 4:30 o'clock.  Interment in San Geronimo Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, May 5, 1898

Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintanes of the late Philip J. Gerlach are invited to attend his funeral from the residence at 6 o'clock p.m.  Interment at Riverside Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas July 31st, 1900.

From the Seguin Enterprise - November 16, 1900
We regret to chronicle the death of another aged lady in in the person of Mrs. H. Boring, a sister of Dr. Jas. Fennell.  She died on the 8th inst. at her home in the eastern part of the county and was buried in the Geronimo Cemetery on the 9th inst.  May she rest in peace.

From the Seguin Enterprise - November 16, 1900
Mrs. Louise Naumann, an old and respected citizen, wife of Mr. Wm. Naumann, was gently laid to her long rest Tuesday in the Riverside Cemetery.  She was born in Germany in 1831.  A long procession followed the remains to the grave, showing the respect in which she held.

From the Seguin Enterprise - November 16, 1900
We regret to note the death of Mrs. Rebecca Crow (nee McClaugherty) at San Marcos last week.  She was 59 years old and was the widow of the late. W. H. Crowe.  The remains were interred in the Happle burying ground, the beautiful services of the Episcopal church being performed over her remains.  She was a noble woman whose life was bound up in the history of the old families of Guadalupe County.  May she rest in peace.

From the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise: 1901

Maston Frank Mitchell

Maston Frank Mitchell, 79, of New Braunfels died Tuesday, January 27, in
Seguin.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan 30, at Goetz Memorial
Chapel with the Rev. James Petty officiating.  Interment will be in McNeil
Cemetery in Luling.

Survivors include one son, James F. Mitchell of El Paso; three grandsons,
Mark, Curtis and David Mitchell, all of El Paso, two sisters, Dollie Crowell
of Luling and Sue Claxton of Phoenix, Ariz., and numerous nieces and
nephews.

Pallbearers will be Marion Crowell, Jay Crowell, Arno Crowell, D. G.
Crowell, John Barfield and Ira West.

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Maston Frank Mitchell was born Jun 10, 1901 in Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas,
and died Jan 27, 1981 in Seguin, Guadalupe, Texas
he is Burial: McNeil Cemetery, Caldwell County, Luling Texas.
and his Social Security Number: 438-20-8224.
He has a son name James F. Mitchell.
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Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Jane Holland, Aged 78 years, are invited to attend her funeral at 4:00 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence of Mr. W. P. Randle.  Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, March 14th, 1903

Funeral Notice Card - Evan Shelby Carpenter Died June 7th, 1907.  Funeral from St. Andrews Episcopal Church at 5 p.m.  Burial at San Geronimo Cemetery, Under Masonic auspices.  Seguin, Texas, June 8th, 1907

Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bolser are invited to attend the funeral of their daughter Cecilia Ottilia Maud Aged 16 Years from their residence at 5 o'clock this afternoon.  Burial at Riverside cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, October 29, 1907

Funeral Notice Card - The Friends and  acquaintances of  Miss Margarethe Grein, Aged 23 years 4 months 4 days, are respectfully invited to attend her funeral from the residence of Mr. Chas. Grein, 4 miles south of city, tomorrow at 9:30 a. m.  Interment at Catholic Cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, November 18, 1908.

Funeral Notice Card - The friends and acquaintances of Edward Kearney, Died August 20, 1909, aged 62 years, are invited to attend his funeral from the family residence, seven miles northeast of Seguin, to the Catholic Church, at halfpast ten o'clock.  Interment will take place at the Catholic cemetery.  Seguin, Texas, August 21, 1909

Funeral Notice Card - The freinds and acquaintances of John Farrell, who died Feb. 10, 1910 aged 82 years, are invited to attend his funeral tomorrow at 10:45 a. m. from the Catholic churc to the Southern Pacific depot.  Burial at Luling, Texas.  Seguin, Texas, Feb. 10, 1910.

Hi Wanda,
 I found this obit in the "Tri-County News" ~Thursday, October 31, 1935 Edition.
I would like it included on the Guadalupe Co. usgenweb site.  I am not related.
Pioneer Laid to Rest
F.H. Harris, pioneer settler of Guadalupe County, but more recently a resident of Hot Springs, ARK., died Saturday, April 20, 1935. He was 89 years, 10 months and 7 days.
A great gathering of friends were present at the Brushy Creek Cemetery Tuesday morning to pay their respects to their departed friend.  Dr. Draper, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Luling, led the divine services, after which his body was laid to rest beside his companion, who had preceded him many years before.
He is survived by four sons, Britt, Kingsbury, J.L., Luling, J.H., Blythville, Ark., and E. L. of Seguin.  A number of grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. William Francis.
 
Thanks for all of your hard work!
Robin  
Robin Webb-Lucas <robinwebb-lucas@sbcglobal.net>

Sent by:  Bobbie Flowers <bjflowers@austin.rr.com>  2/11/2007
Obit from the Seguin Newspaper on Peter Frances Flowers.

Mr. P. F. Flowers Dead

Born Jan. 4, 1840

Died May 18, 1925

Mr. P. F. Flowers, an old and respected Citizen of Guadalupe County, died at the home of his son, B. A. Flowers, on Monday the 18th, aged a few months over 85 years.

The funeral was held from the B. A. Flowers residence, northeast of town, Tuesday morning, to the St. James Catholic Church where services were conducted by Rev. Wendling.  Interment was made in St. James Cemetery.

The pall bearers were:  Messrs. J. D. Brown, H. A. Ernest, Hugo Vetter, Will Reimer, M. Hector and Dan Handley.

Mr. Flowers is survived by his wife, several sons and daughters, a number of grandchildren and other relatives to whom the Enterprise extends sympathy.
Death Certificate

Sent by:  Bobbie Flowers <bjflowers@austin.rr.com>  2/11/2007
Note: Bobbie said that the Obit was obtained from a newspaper at the LBJ Library in Austin.  The date of E. M. Flores death was June 30, 1933 in Santa Anna, Coleman Co., Texas.

Obit of E. M. Flores

E. M. Flores Buried Saturday

E. M. Flores, 85, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam McCrary, early Saturday Morning and was buried in the cemetery at Trickham Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Hal C. Wingo, pastor of the local Baptist church, conducting the funeral.

Mr. Flores according to data furnished this office Monday, was born in Shreeveport, La., 85 years ago.  His wife preceded him in death 25 years, having passed on in 1907.  He is survived by the following children.  M. E. Flores,  Holtville, California; J. A. Flores, Mercury, Texas; R. L. Flores, in Cleveland community, this county; L, F. Flores, Capitan, New Mexico; Mrs. June McCrary, Santa Anna, Rt 2; Mrs. Claudie Robbins, Ft Worth, Texas; R. M. Flores, Bangs, Texas; and a number of grandchildren and friends.

The following  grandsons were the pall bearers.  Floyd Flores, Norman Flores, Houston Flores, Manuel Flores, Lester Flores, Carl Flores, Joe McCrary and Luther McCrary.

All the children were present for the funeral except L. F. Flores of New Mexico who was not permitted to attend.

Hosch Bros. Undertakers were in charge of arrangements.



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