Gillespie County, Texas


"L" Death News and Obituaries


Mrs. Albert Land nee Linda Kramer, died on Tuesday morning of this week from blood poisoning after an illness of several weeks following childbirth.  At the time of her death Mrs. Land was 26 years, 7 months and 16 days old.  She is survived by her husband and infant child, and a large number of other relatives.  The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. M. O. Puhl conducting the funeral service.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday 16 Mar 1918; died 12 Mar 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mrs. Charlotte Dorethea Langerhans died on Sunday last at the age of 80 years and 6 months.  The deceased was a pioneer lady of Gillespie county, having come from Germany in 1846.  Surviving are four sons, Messrs. Aug. Cameron, Willie, Fritz, and Theodore Langerhans, and two daughters, Mrs. Lina Mellan and Mrs. Christine Kruell, and a large number of more distant relatives.  the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. K. Konzaff conducting the funeral service.  [Fredericksburg Standard; 17 Nov 1917; died 11 Nov 1917; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. Tom Lee formerly a prominent young man of Eckert and son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira W. Lee of that place, died in a sanitarium at San Antonio on Tuesday of this week following an accident in which the unfortunate young man's skull was fractured while bathing at the Medina Lake.  Young Lee was 22 years of age and was a graduate of the A. & M. College.  He has been employed as an agricultural demonstrator for some time and his untimely death will be deeply mourned by a large circle of friends in this county and other localities where he was well and favorably known.  the body was shipped back to Eckert for burial, the funeral taking place Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  A number of friends from Fredericksburg went out to atte4nd the funeral.  The parents and family have the profound sympathy of many friends in their community and throughout the county where the young man was known.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 3 Aug 1918;  died 30 Jul 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. Friedrich Lochte a pioneer citizen of Gillespie county, died on Friday afternoon of last week at the age of 81 years.  He was a native of Germany and came to America when a boy nine years of age.  Mr. Lochte was married twice.  His first wife was Miss Charlotte Rahe.  They were the parents of 10 children, three of which are dead.  His second marriage was to Mrs. Marie Lange in 1892.  They are the parents of two children, one son and a daughter.  Mr. Lochte is survived by his wife, six sons and three daughters, and one sister, Mrs. Dina Fries of this city.  the funeral took place on last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the remains of the aged gentleman being laid to rest in the Meusebach cemetery, Rev. M. O. Puhl conducting the funeral service.  The "Columbia" singing club sang several beautiful songs at the grave.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 17 Mar 1917; died 9 Mar 1917; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Pioneer Citizen is Claimed by Death
Mr. [William] Luckenbach, who died Friday, was born September 14, 1823, in the town of Stein, Amt Marienberg, Dukedom Nassau, Germany, from whence he emigrated to America, landing in Fredericksburg, Tex., arriving on August 29, 1852.  He married Miss Anna Katharina Kalleberg July 22, 1855.  From this marriage twelve children, seven boys and five girls, sprung.  Those living are F. E. Luckenbach, Louis Luckenbach, San Antonio; Charles F. Luckenbach, D;'Hanis; Max Luckenbach, Ritzville, Wash; Fritz Luckenbach, Menard; Willie Luckenbach, Lacoste; Mrs. Rudolf Pressler, Willow City; Mrs. E. King, Mrs Ed Toepperwein, Mrs. A. Blanke, San Antonio.  A son and a daughter, Paul Luckenbach and Mrs. Louisa Freeman, died.  The decedent is survived by his widow, ten children, thirty-two grandchildren, one great-grandchild.  His only brother, Jacob Luckenbach of Boerne, who has reached the age of 93 years, is still living.
     He came to American equpped with an excellent education, after having graduated in Dillenburg, Germany.  This qualified him for office work.  He held the offices of justice of the peace, County Commissioner, postmaster, County Treasurer and other minor offices.  He was in the mercantile business in Fredericksburg for a number of years.  He always took great interest in educational matters.  The San Antonio Turn Verein admitted him as an honorary member.  He lived in Fredericksburg, Willow City, and San Antonio, his final home until he died, February 24, 1911, at 10:25 p.m.  All of his children, excepting Max Luckenbach of Ritzville, were present at the funeral. (San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Tex, Feb. 26, 1911 - vm)



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