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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Looking Back SAMM ty Hlstorical Commission Sophienburg Museum and Archives Rosemarie Lelssner Gregory 125 years ago 1870 Translators Carl and Ethel Sauf Dr W Remer died the night of Fri June 2425 from drop sy Dr Remer arrived in New Braun fels in the Spring of 1845 while the first local settlers were living in the fortified camp on Comal by the City Brass Band the funeral procession of people on foot in wagons and on horseback As the procession crossed the Comal Bridge on its way to the cemetery it passed beneath a tri umph arch of evergreen branches AT the recent anniversary celebration small union flags fluttered from the arch For the solumn funeral day small black flags fluttered in place of the union flags At the grave site Hermann Seele addressed the mourners and the local Mens Singing Club sang Joseph Landa will sell 640 acres of cedar woods 6 miles above New Braunfels on the Guadalupe River in 21 parcels The sale will take place at pub lic auction at the Courthouse on Mon day August 15 J Eggeling is the agent and Gross is the surveyor 100 years ago 1895 Translator Lottie Nebergall Miller Miss Toepperwein first grade teacher in the local school has gone to her hometown Boerne to spend her vacation at the home of her parents It well be a wellearned rest for her The ladies who visit Matzdorf Hall on Saturday night and bring lunch along are here with notified that coffee is available in the hall Texas wine of 1891 is 30 cents a bottle and of 1892 is 25 cents a bottle or 75 cents a gallon at Otto Heilig Western Washmachines sell for at Louis Henne 75 years ago 1920 Arlene Krueger Seales A special called meeting of the Comal County Livestock Association was held in the Court House at New Braunfels Texas on June 14th 1920 for the purpose of perfecting permanent organization A previous meeting had been held some months before A large number of representative stockmen cattle raisers farmers and business men interested in the livestock industry of the county were present at both meet Fishcer Sr of Fischer Store acted as chairman pro tern with Bruno Pape as temporary secre final result was the election of Crawford for President Howard Pfeuffer 1st Vice Hen ry Wegner 2nd Albert Elbel 3rd and Louis H Scholl to serve as per manent officers of the organization The Senior Class had its class day exercises at the high School Auditori um Monday evening and it was packed to capacity with the friends and rela tives of the stage was dec orated with the Senior colors of pink and green which was carried out both in the graceful festooning and with cut flowers and first number on the program was the class song with Eikel presiding at the piano Fred Oheim was the announcer and intro duced each number with a few appro priate words of humor The class had selected Clarence Moeller as official kicker and he explained the different grumblings the class had to make with very clever sarcasm Jul Schleyer had the class history in hand and well mer ited the hearty applause accorded him Not a member of the class was spared and he ended up with several kind words for the teachers who had looked after their Heinen gave a violin solo accompanied by Mis Gertrude Dietel and was followed by Miss Melita Tolle who gave the class prophesy in costume very impressively with the aid of candles and the crystal Sido Waldschmidt certainly made a hit with his bam yard imitations and for good measure threw in a few of the birds and beasts of the wildwood gracefully responding to an encore The musical reading by Miss Melinda Staats with her clear contralto voice accompanied by Miss Gertrude Dietel made a delightful number which was thoroughly appreciated by the audi ence Berthold Reinarz was entrusted with the class will and no lawyer could have more thoroughly disposed of everything to which they had title or could by any stretch of imagination claim interest The program was ended with an original song by the class sex tette composed of Misses Melinda Staats Elvira Tolle and Mildred Hoff mann and Messrs Randolf Tolle Hilmar Triesch and Curt Hampe Wednesday evening the closing exercises of the New Braunfels High School was held in the Auditorium of the High School building and long before the hour for the opening the building was filled to overflowing many returning to their home on account of not being able to get seats The auditorium is a large room but the trouble is the town is so large and the graduates have so many friends that more room was the declamation and singing were fine and proved conclusively that superinten dent and teachers had given their best efforts to their work Superintendent Holekamp who has been with the school for the past sixteen years was here from Boerne where he is a stock holder and cashier of the newly estab lished bank to see his pupils finish the last lap in their educational race His parting with those who had looked to him through all these years for guid ance was sad Theyhad learned his true worth both as a man and instructor and to bid him farewell caused a feel ing of people have learned the value of good schools and without capable teachers and comfortable sur roundings and necessary equipment the best along educational lines cannot be had These have been provided in the past and with capable men on the school board as at present everything necessary will be provided in the future 50 years ago 1945 Betty Pfeuffer Triesch In special services last Sunday mom ing June 24 the members of the local First Church joined in honoring Pastor Emeritus G Mornhinweg pastor of the church from 1899 to 1937 The services included special choral num bers one by former choir members who had been members of a choir directed by Pastor Mornhinweg They sang Beethovens The Praise of God as an offertory selection The choirs of the church sang Hark The Sound of Holy Voices Cox and How Beautiful Upon The Mountains Hark The first number featured trum pets played by Allen Pittman Merrit Schumannn and Stanley Reinshagen Pastor Berger based his sermon on Hebrews Remember them that had the The morning services were followed by a fellowship dinner in the basement of the auditorium Over 800 people were served by a special committee under the leadership of Mrs Elmer Krueger At oclock an informal program of fellowship singing and congratulatory addresses Archives Anonymous HO h 1900 We love your N Seguin Street See the Steamer Trunk exhibit at the Sophienburg Museum 401W Coll St European Facials 6200615 AA95186 By JANE JACKSON JOHN MOLER Photographer Special to the HeraldZeitung AA95184 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN got us some very early morning action It seems that this is a picture of Seele School first graders in 1964 according to Tara Voigt Kohlenberg Tara said this was a play about Columbus and the characters are from left to right David Kohlenberg Julie Hagen Queen Irv ing West and Dale Dletert another i Tar a tells us that this same class is to have their New Braun fels High School Class of 1975 20 ypar reunion on July 22 coming uj this and if you havent ade a reservation get in touch ith Tom Michalec or Ann Mund f course Ltold her that my son obby also class of 75 and his mily had recently moved back to ew one can bear be away from our town for ay New Braunfels ist as Leben schon Marie Hagen ills us that her daughter Julie Isabella in our lought that she should wear that eaujfcifiil dress and her aurora orealis necklace every day Tara that Davids mother Ver a Mae Kohlenberg made his ghts pujfc of pajama fore the days of Span 85 THOMAS JEF AND FRIEND was identified as Martin Faust owe W our dear friend Roberta teller tokj pvw receptionist that the thWght it might he Harry Roberta said that ifee ore this costume or one jjke ft she was 3 Qt 4 years old that it minuj fy hat was downted was given The following pastors of the San Antonio Region of the Evan gelical and Reformed Church brought the good wishes of their respective churches the Rev Carl Burkle of Bethany Church San Antonio the Rev E Thischhauser of St Pauls Church Cibolo the Rev Schwengel of Redeemer Church Zuehl the Rev Roland Pantermuehl of Cross Church Seguin the Rev Kuretsch presi dent of the Texas Synod of the Evan gelical and Reformed Church and pas tor of Peace Church Geronimo in addition to many friends of the hon orees Pastor Berger presided 25 years ago 1970 Myra Lee Adams Goff Maj Joe L Guinn currently assigned to the US Army Medical Field Ser vice Brooke Army Medical Center was recently awarded the Legion of Merit one of the nations highest awards for meritorious military ser vice by Brig Gen David E Thomas at US Army Headquarters Long Bihn Vietman Major Guinn who also holds the Bronze Star and Army Commen dation Medal with Oak Leak Cluster was presented the Legion of Merit award for meritorious conduct during the period June 1969 May 1970 while serving concurrently as com manding officer 222nd Personnel Company and as Adjutant General 44th Medical Brigade subsequently US Army Medical Command Viet nam Carroll U Hoffmann last years first vicepresident of the New Braunfels Rotary Club was installed as presi dent of that organization replacing Tom Purdum who will now serve on the board of directors at an installation banquet and dance at the regular meet ing of the officers installed at the banquet are Hendricks first vicepresident Frank Yoehle second vicepresident Leslie Dedeke reelect ed secretarytreasurer Tom Purdum Bob Henry John Smith and Max Win kler board of directors and Fred Willard sergeantatarms Seidels Camera Shopno more photographyWednes day Rudy Seidel is fulfilling the com mitments he made earlier for wedding photos after July 1 but thats Griegoleit Shaw who has been with Seidels 18 years bought the photogra phy business and is operating Braunfels Studio at 277 W San Antonio up the street from Bruners and Hernandez with Seidels 11 years will be the will enlarge their stock of camera equip ment enlargers all sorts of equipment for amateur and professional photog raphers DRESS SHOPStella Mrs Adolph Schaefer and Wally Mrs Walter Fellers hope to open their Two Friends Fashion Gallery in the Westerner Shop ping Center on Landa St about Aug 1 NO HIPPIESSeems theres been talk around town about hippy types being housed in the Conservation Soci etys Plaza nothing could be further from the truth When the society acquired the historic structure they also inherited a nest of winos among tenants in the soci ety made the final payment on the purchase of Plaza Hotel in June and the building is paying its way There were far more skeptics than supporters for this project when it was proposed by Bill Dillen who led it to hotel was paid for with proceeds from Gartenfest historical tours and book sales and over donated by individual members of the society The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung is the best source for local news The Wednesday Feb 1 HeraldZeitung contained 60 local stories local residents had their names in the paper that one day and 44 had their photograph in that paper INSERT CORRECTION NOTICE The back page ol the SEARS insert in todays paper has two errors The photos of the Craftsman tractors Item labeled and Item labeled need to be switched so that they match the sales copy and prices underneath the tractors Craftsman hydro lawn tractor Item is Save Craftsman Uansaxle tractor Item is Save We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused Thank you for shopping at Sears Misses Juniors Sportswear Dresses Special Sizes Intimate Apparel Jewelry Accessories Childrens Playwear Mens Sportswear Furnishings Dress Clothing AA95187 burg Museum We didnt get the dogs AA95186 FIRE STATION is a Seidel picture from 1953 Somehow this picture stirred up our curiosity Now this is the strangest fire truck we have ever geen Kind of makes you wonder if they arent the creek without Of course we are just kidding We are very proud of our fire departjnfnt and its his tory Be sure to go visit the won derful new Fire ftfwegj pride of New CM if you recognize any of the firemen in this photo from the past for identifi cation We are batting on these oldies so dont let us down May we be allowed to thank all of our readers who are responsible for aiding in our efforts to put a moniker on each and every sub ject in our mug We thank you for the nice comments you have made and for the wonderful you add to our endeavor by sharing your special and person al stories regarding each photo We thank the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung and its pleasant helpful staff who make all this possible for us Save your column each week for IDs KEEP READ REMEMBER Original prices Selections vary by store Interim markdowns have been taken
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