Gillespie County, Texas


"G" Death News and Obituaries


Mrs. A. F. Gillespie passed away at her home in Fredericksburg on Saturday morning of last week at 7:30 o'clock following a lingering illness of several months.  The deceased lady was a native of Montgomery, Ala., and was married to Mr. A. F. Gillespie in 1889.  She is survived by her husband and one son, 17 years of age.  The family came to Fredericksburg about two and a half years ago, and Mr. Gillespie has been employed as conductor on the S. A. F. & N. Ry. during his residence in this city.  The funeral of Mrs. Gillespie took place on Sunday last and was conducted by the Eastern Star, the ladies auxiliary of the Masonic Lodge.  The impressive ceremony was read by Mrs. Geo. E. Wright, and Mr. Alfred Petsch and Rev. A. R. Vetter, also spoke at the grave.  The remains of the deceased lady were tenderly laid to rest in the Union Cemetery.  At the time of her death Mrs. Gillespie was 55 years of age.  The husband and son have the sincere sympathy of a large circle of friends in their hour of bereavement.  [Fredericksburg Standard; 23 Dec 1916; died 16 Dec 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. August Goehmann a substantial and well known farmer residing on the Pedernales  river about six miles southeast of the city, died at his home on Friday evening of last week at 7:30 o'clock, following an illness of several months.  At the time of his death Mr. Goehmann was 66 years and 5 days old.  He was twice married and both wives preceded him in death.  the surviving children by his first wife are Otto Goehmann, Mrs. Sophie Leyendecker, Mrs. Schmidt and Mrs. Bertha Weber.  The surviving children of the second wife are Aug. Goehmann, Jr., Misses Ernestine and Pauline Goehmann, Mrs. Metlona Hitzfeld, Mrs. Emma Pehl, and Harry Goehmann.  The deceased gentleman is also survived by two brothers and two sisters.  The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last from the residence of Mr. Aug. Weber in Fredericksburg.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 13 July 1918; died 5 July 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mrs. Harry Goehmann [nee Nelda Hitzfeld] died at her home Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock after a lingering illness at the age of 30 years [Her death certificate shows 20 years; 1900 & 1910 Census shows her as 3 & 13 years old respectively; her birth date should be 12 Dec 1895], 4 months and 27 days [12 Dec 1885].  The unfortunate lady was a sufferer of Pulmonary consumption.  She is survived by her husband, mother, six brothers and four sisters.  The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Union Cemetery in this city.  The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large number of friends in the untimely death of this young woman.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 13 May 1916; died 8 May 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. Paul Gross a well known traveling salesman, representing the wholesale hardware firm of Walter Tips, of Austin, died at his home in the Capitol City, at an early hour Tuesday morning from pneumonia, after a short illness.  Mr. Gross made regular trips to Fredericksburg for several years and was very popular among our business men and had many friends throughout his trade territory.  Upon learning of his death the hardware dealers of Fredericksburg sent a telegram to his firm authorizing them to place a suitable memoriam on the grave as a token of the high esteem in which Mr. Gross was held in this city.  [Fredericksburg Standard; 19 Oct 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]



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