Gillespie County, Texas


"A" Death News and Obituaries


Mr. Carl Alferbach an old citizen of Gillespie County, died at his home in Fredericksburg on Wednesday morning of this week at 4:30 o'clock, following a lingering illness produced by the infirmities of old age. At the time of his death Mr. Alferbach was 81 years, 5 months and 1 day old. For many years he lived on a farm near Willow City, but the last few years he had been in feeble health for some time. He is only survived by his wife, their children all being dead. The funeral took place Thursday morning and burial was made in the Union cemetery. Rev. M. O. Puhl conducting the funeral service. [Fredericksburg Standard; 8 April 1916]

Mr. Ernst Althaus a well known citizen of Gillespie County, and a prominent stockman and farmer of the Cave Creek community, died in Lambert's Sanitarium on Saturday last from cancer, from which he had been a sufferer for almost a year. The deceased gentleman had previously undergone three operations, but to no avail. He is survived by his wife and five daughters, and quite a number of more distant relatives who reside in this County. The remains of Mr. Althaus were laid to rest in the Cave Creek Cemetery Sunday afternoon Rev. Hannemann conducting the funeral service. The church choir and Gold Liederkrans sang several beautiful songs during the funeral service. Mr. Althaus was 53 years of age and was regarded as one of the most worthy citizens of the community in which he lived, and the bereaved family and relatives have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the untimely death of this good man. [Fredericksburg Standard; 7 October 1916]

Miss Valesca Arhelger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Arhelger died at the home of her parents in this city on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock after a short illness. At the time of her death Miss Arhelger was 20 years, 5 months and 15 days old. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon and burial took place in the Union cemetery at Fredericksburg. The family recently moved to this city from Stonewall in this county and their many friends here and at their former home deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives of the unfortunate young lady. [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 7 December 1918]



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