Gillespie County, Texas


"R" Death News and Obituaries


Mrs. Louise Ransleben wife of Mr. Carl L. Ransleben died at the family home in this city on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from a stroke of apoplexy following a short illness.  Mrs. Ransleben had been subject to attacks of heart trouble for some time, though she had been enjoying her usual health up to within a few days before her death.  She is survived by her husband and eight children, namely, Mrs. Louis Moellering, Mrs. Aug. Langerhans, Mrs. Hubert Kott, Mrs. Jasper Nixon, Mrs. Robt. Lee, Miss Cornelia Ransleben, and Messrs. Max and Carl Ransleben, and several grandchildren.  At the time of her death Mrs. Ransleben was 56 years, 9 months and 7 days old.  She had been a resident of this city for many years and was prominent in lodge work, and enjoyed a large circle of friends.  The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon burial taking place in the Union Cemetery.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. M. O. Puhl, pastor of the Holy Ghost church.  Mrs. Cornehl spoke in behalf of the Sister Lodge of the Sons of Herman, and Editor Robert Penniger also paid a beautiful tribute to the departed lady.  The "Arion" singing club sang several beautiful songs at the grave.  The Standard joins in expressing sincere sympathy to the grief-stricken husband and family.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 30 Mar 1918; died 25 Mar 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. Albert Reichenau, a former business man and well known citizen of Fredericksburg died at his home in this city on Friday of last week, at the age of 57 years after a prolonged illness caused by dropsy.  Mr. Reichenau had lived here for many years.  In the year 1891 he was united in marriage with Miss Emilie Arhelger his surviving wife.  They were the parents of seven children, six of which are still living, namely, Harry, Walter, Chester and Hubert, and two daughters, Misses Esther and Tosea Reichenau.  The deceased gentleman is also survived by four brothers and four sisters, and a number of more distant relatives.  Mr. Reichenau had a large circle of friends who tender sincere condolence to the family.  The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon in the Union cemetery, Rev. M. O. Puhl, pastor of the Holy Ghost church, conducting the funeral service.  [Fredericksburg Standard; Saturday, 20 Apr 1918; died 12 Apr 1918; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]

Mr. Felix Reinbach a widely known business man and progressive citizen of Fredericksburg died at his home near this city on Wednesday morning of this week at 2:05 o'clock at the age of 39 years, 10 months and 13 days, after a long illness.  Deceased was a native citizen of this county and had spent his entire life in this city.  His business career has always been successful, and Mr. Reinbach was always found to be among the foremost citizens in every movement that would tend toward the upbuilding of the town and county.  For the last several years his health had been bad, but his indomitable spirit and energy fought back the ills for several years which finally caused his death.  A short time before his death Mr. Reinbach realized that the end was near, and summoning Mr. Julius Krueger, for several years his faithful employee, he gave instructions for his funeral which were carried out as far as was possible to do so.  The funeral took place Thursday afternoon, and was conducted by Mr. Robert Penniger under the auspices of the O.D.H.S. Lodge No. 41.  The "Concordia" and "Arion" singing clubs sang several beautiful songs at the grave.  The funeral was one of the most largely attended, held in this city for some time, which bore evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held by his fellow citizens.  Mr. Reinbach is survived by his devoted wife and five children, and two sisters M. Christian Stehling and Mrs. F. W. Lochte all of this city.  The bereaved family and relatives have the profound sympathy of a large circle of friends.  [Fredericksburg Standard; 8 Jan 1916; died 5 Jan 1916; transcribed by Jimmy Davis]



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