Mason County Euglogies
Mason County Eulogies

Submitted by Carol Martin

Eulogy of Eula Lee (Martin) Thomerson

MENARD - Eula Lee (Martin) Thomerson, 96, of Menard died Sunday, May 24, 1998, in Menard Manor. Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 28, in Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Deron Biles officiating. Burial will follow in Pioneer Rest Cemetery. She was born Jan. 5, 1902, near Streeter in Mason County, the daughter of John B. and Eliza F. Martin. She taught at Long Mountain and Palmer Schools until her marriage in 1926 to Roy Thomerson. In 1936, Mr. Thomerson bought the Old Walston Place south of Menard, where they ranched for many years. He preceded her in death in 1976. Mrs. Thomerson is survived by a son, Jamie Edward (Jim Ed) of Collinsville, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Austin Thomerson of Houston, Rachel Miller of Des Plaines, Ill., and Eric Thomerson of Collinsville. Pallbearers will be A.C. Harper, Roy Jacoby, Nathaniel Martin, Roy Martin, Sammy Martin and Jose Lopez. Memorial donations may be made to the Menard Public Library or to a favorite charity.
[Abstract from The San Angelo Standard-Times (5/27/98)]
    Eulogy of Irene Elizabeth (Danner) Martin Starks
"Mrs. Starks Funeral Scheduled in Mason"
Mason - Mrs. Anton Starks, 82, died at 12:15 p.m. Thursday (January 11, 1968) in Mason Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
     Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Mason Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Long Mountain Cemetery.
     Mrs. Starks was born Oct. 5, 1885 in Mason County.  She was married Aug. 28, 1901 in Mason to Tom D. Martin.  He died April 7, 1932.
     She was married in 1934 to Anton Starks.  He died Dec. 28, 1961.  She was a Methodist.
     Survivors include two sons, C.A. Martin of Stephenville and Jack Martin of Mason; five daughters, Mrs. Alfred Kinsey and Mrs. Ed Jacoby, both of Mason.  Mrs. Ray Burnett and Mrs. Frank Ivey, both of Kerrville and Mrs. George Hey of Mountain Home; one brother, Ira Danner of Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Sarah Nolan of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Jim Stegall of Kerrville, Mrs. D. Overby and Mrs. Mary Baker, both of San Angelo, and Mrs. Henry Tatum of Burnet; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Leona Stephens of Guthrie and Mrs. Tom Simon of Dallas; 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
No date or newspaper name.
Eulogy of John Wesley Johnson
From the Friday, January 11, 1901 issue of The Mason County News, on microfilm @ the Mason Co. Library on Sept. 17, 2002 (have copy - Carol Martin)
J. W. Johnson
 Last Monday evening at 5 o'clock the death of J. W. Johnson occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Julius Splittgerber, living 2 miles east of town.  Mr. Johnson was born in Tennessee nearly 67 years ago. He went from that State into the Confederacy and fought for the southern cause. He came to Texas after the war and here farmed for many years. He lost his wife many years ago and for the past several years has made his home with his children, of whom he leaves 6, 4 daughters and 2 sons, Mrs. L. C. Looney, Mrs. Wm. Anderson, Mrs. Geo. Cooper, Mrs. Julius Splittgerber, Jess and J. T. Johnson. The funeral was conducted Tuesday evening at 3 o'clock by Elder Walter Knox of the Christian church. The interment was at the Gooch cemetery. The News tenders sympathy to the sorrowing relatives.
Jesse LaFayette Johnson
 (Mason County News, Friday June 16, 1916) The body of Jesse L. Johnson, who died in Austin on Tuesday AM last at 8:30 o'clock, while there undergoing treatment for cancer of the stomach, arrived in Mason today, Thursday, and will be buried at the Gooch Cemetery this afternoon at 5 o'clock. Mr. Johnson had been a farmer of this county for many years and was acquainted throughout the county. At his death he was 53 years, 5 months and 6 days old. He leaves behind a wife and 8 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. The funeral services will be held at the cemetery this afternoon at 5 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Garrett.
(Son of John Wesley & Louisa C. (Terry) Johnson, husband of Elfrieda Augusta Kathrine (Splittgerber) Johnson)
Eva Katherina (Dieschinger) Schuessler
(From The Mason County News - Friday, Jan 11, 1901 issue on microfilm @ the Mason Library,September 17, 2002 - Carol Martin)
 Grandma Schuessler
 Eva Katherina Dieschinger was born Sept. 5, 1810, at Bomfeld, Wurtemburg, Germany. She died Jan. 9, 1901, at 3 o'clock a.m. She was married to (Johann) John Adam Schuessler in 1834. The came to Texas in 1845 and resided at Indianola for about 9 months. They then moved to Fredericksburg where they lived for 5 years, then removing to Cherry Springs where they lived until the death of Mr. Schuessler, which occurred Sept. 7, 1884. Since that time she has lived with her son John and family near Fly Gap. Every year most of her children, grand chil-dren and great grand children have gathered about her on her birthday anniversary to make each recurring occasion a pleasure to her, and though of extreme age she has retained her faculties so well that she always entered heartily into the pleasures of these gatherings.
 At the time of her death her age was 90 years, 4 months and 3 days. She leaves 5 living children, John, Conrad, Jacob, Herman all of this county and Mrs. Frasch of San Antonio. Her living grandchildren number 52 and great grand children 68.
 The funeral took place  Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. Ziehe of the Lutheran church, of which Grandma Schuessler had long been a mem-ber. The interment was at the family burying ground near the home.
 Her long life of usefulness over, let those following after emulate her worthy example.