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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 14 g Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, August 18,1995 Descendants to dedicate marker in memory of Martin J. Dittmar Descendants of Martin J. Dittmar (1803-1846) are invited to attend a brief memorial service in New Braunfels at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Aug. 26, 1995. Rev. Elias Rode will preside at this ceremony to dedicate a permanent bronze marker commemorating Martin’s death in 1846. This event will take place at the old New Braunfels Cemetery located on U.S. Hwy. 81 (business) in the southeast part of New Braunfels, on the west si ie of 1H-35 between Peach and Giape avenues. A reception will be held following the ceremony at Krause’s Cafe, 148 5. Castell, in downtown New Braunfels, one block off the town square. A dutch lunch will be available for those who wish to dine. Krause’s has reserved a room for our use. Martin Dittmar left Schmalkalden, Germany, departing from Bremen on Aug. 21, 1845, and sailed on the brig Garonne to Galveston, arriving on Dec. 6, 1845. With Martin were his wife Catheri-na (nee Oschweiler), his step-daughter Catherina, and four small children, Anna, Martin Jr., John George and the baby Elizabeth. They traveled first to Indianola, then by ox-drawn wagon to New Braunfels. This trip took several months and many immigrants became ill and died along the way. Mr. Dittmar also became ill but thought he would get better if he could make it as far as New Braunfels. Instead, his condition worsened and he became weaker and weaker. On Aug. 17, 1846, he was given the Lutheran last rites of communion and four days later, on Aug. 21, he died. Martin’s illness is thought to be the result of a cholera epidemic which claimed hundreds of other victims at that time, sometimes wiping out entire families before it ran its course. These victims, including Martin, were carried out to the cemetery daily and placed in an open mass grave. Wooden markers places on the gravesite were destroyed by a prairie fire some years later. After Martin’s untimely death, Mrs. Dittmar and her children traveled on to Fredericksburg, where they suffered many hardships, including the death of the baby Elizabeth soon after their arrival. At the 1995 Dittmar reunion at Lan-da Park June 25, it was decided to go ahead with a project to place some type of permanent marker near Martin’s gravesite. This will also mark the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the Dittmar family in Texas, when Texas was still a republic. Pedemales Electric Coop gives energy-saving tips Members of Pedemales Electric Cooperative, Inc. (PEC) can take steps now to keep September and October electric bills under control. As Central Texans begin to feel the effects of soaring summer temperatures, remember that air conditioning units can account for up to 50 percent of home energy use during the peak heat months of July and August. As a result, electric bills could go up considerably this fall if you do not take steps now to avoid heavy use of electricity during the summer’s hottest days. PEC electric bills for electricity used by members in July and August will not arrive until September and October. Members who plan ahead may be pleasantly surprised when summer cooling bills arrive. PEC offers the following suggestions to help conserve energy and keep cooling bills under control while staying comfortable this summer: * Set thermostats wisely. For every degree above 78 that you set your thermostat, you can cut about 3 percent from energy use for that period. * Use ceiling fans or room fans. Circulated air from ceiling fans can make a room feel 4 to 6 degrees cooler. By using ceiling fans, you can set your thermostat at higher tempera tures but stay cool as temperatures soar. * Turn the thermostat to a higher temperature before leaving home for more than two hours. If a unit is turned off completely, it may use more energy to cool off when you return home. * Close curtains or window shades before leaving home for the day, especially on the sunny side of the house, to minimize the effects of heat from sunlight in the home. For long-term benefits, plant shade trees in critical areas to save up to IO percent on cooling bills. * Check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) on your air conditioning system. Consider replacement of inefficient systems with a heat pump or other energy efficient system for long-term savings on cooling and heating costs. * Change or clean the filter in your cooling unit once monthly for optimum efficiency. * Use low-heat cooking equipment (microwaves, outdoor grills or slow cookers) whenever possible, and prepare foods at cooler times of day. * Check around home for air leaks. Seal any leaks you can fix yourself. Finally, remember PEC’s billing schedule, and plan ahead to avoid costly summer cooling bills. DryCool starts building in Selma Munters Corporation—DryCool Division, manufacturer of desiccant-based dehumidification air conditioning systems, has begun construction of a new 70,000-square foot office and plant on Lookout Road in Selma, just north of San Antonio. Scheduled for Dec. 1,1995 completion, the new building will be situated on IO acres near the company’s current site. The facility will have the capability of expanding to 150,000 square feet. The developer of the project is Dolan Contractors, Inc., a company that specializes in designing and building manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. The Munters DryCool Division was formed at its present location in January of 1991. By the fall of 1991, production of the desiccant-based HVAC systems began in the 30,000-square foot manufacturing plant. “We have outgrown the building we’re in and with our 40 percent growth rate last year and the same expected this year, we are in need of more plant capacity as we increase the number of employees,” Larry KJekar said. Munters DryCool currently employs 50 manufacturing and office personnel in Selma. “Our DryCool Division has been very successful in developing business with expanding retail and supermarket chains such as Wal-Mart and K-Mart and the HEB grocery company," said Sven Lundin, Munters Corporation president, who was on hand for the ground-breaking. The company maintains a “clean and green" manufacturing process, said KJekar, so not only is the final product designed to improve air quality and cut down on freon usage, but all steps followed in assembling the units are designed to be environmentally friendly. For example, aluminum housing that does not require painting is used for the desiccant-based air conditioning systems, and fasteners are used instead of glue for securing insulation. Food Bank donation The Lutheran Brotherhood Cedar Branch #8886 recently donated $400 worth of food to the New Braunfels SOS Food Bank. The food bank is located in the 200 block of Merriweather St. and can use the food to stock its shelves. Personnel from Wuest’s food store prepared the order for items currently needed and Cedar Branch volunteers made the delivery. Pictured (I to r) are Cedar Branch volunteer Howard Belitter, Wuest manager Darrell Donnell, and Bill Doolittle, receiving the food for the food bank. Volksmarch planned for Labor Day In celebration of their fifth anniversary, the Hill Country Hikers of Boerne welcome all walkers to a Labor Day Volksmarch, Monday, Sept. 4, 1995—one day only. This event is sanctioned by the American Volksport Association. The trail will be I OK in distance and rated 1+. The route will be on paved roads with some hills and is suitable for strollers but may be difficult for wheelchairs. You are invited to register anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 12 noon. All walkers are encouraged to be off the trail by 3 p.m. The start/finish will be at Bergheim at The Crossing subdivision, located off Hwy. 3351. From New Braunfels, take Hwy. 46 west to 3351, turn right and go 5 miles to The Crossing subdivision. The event will be held regardless of the weather. Food will be sold at the start/finish and water will be provided at the start/finish and along the route. Families are encouraged to bring their children and pets on leashes are welcomed. A special 5th anniversary “A” award will be offered for this event. The 3 1/2” embroidered patch depicts one of the many squirrels who will entertain you as you walk. Participants may walk for free, for an award and credit ($6), or for IVV credit only ($2). Each participant must carry a start card. Also taking place on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-4, the Annual Kendall County Fair will be held at the Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. For more information con-, cerning the fair and/or accommoda-. tions in and around the Boerne area, call the Boerne Chamber of Commerce, 210-249-8000. For additional information concerning the Hill Country Hikers 5th Anniversary Labor Day Walk, contact Maxine Brantley after 6 p.m. at 210-249-3640 (Boerne) or Mary Bone, 210-698-2076 (San Antonio). The Herald-Zeitung is your local news source. Subscribe today by calling625-9144. TODAY'S CROSSWORD PUZZLE at Lacks! /Buy with... f Wk* Don’t Miss Out! Sale Ends Tuesday! 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