New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 26, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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125 years ago (1872) Translators: Carl and Ethel Soar
Joseph Linda has 20,000 bricks for sale. Lands is furnishing the material for die bricks and Thomas Morrisey is die manufacturer of same.
Only on Sunday night a group of Japanese will perform at Weichold’s Hall. Tickets are available at 7p.m. The program begins at 8 p.m.
Georg Pfeuffer is vice president of the Western Narrow Gauge Rail Road.
Dr. Claussen and Jacob Schmitz have bought die August Dietz Farm for $19,000.
A herd of hogs on a lot between the Post Office and Dr. Renter* s House are for sale at $5 to $8 each.
IOO years ago (1007) Translator: LottfeNebergall Miller
In Orth’s Pasture dances will take place on Dec. 25 (the first day of Christmas) and on Dec. 26. These dances are only for married couples. Admittance will be free. Should there be bod weather on the 26th, then the dance will be postponed to Jan. I, 1898. Santa Clara Farmerverein.
A New Year's dance at Clear Spring is set for Jan. I. E. Schuenemann extends a friendly invitation.
Notice! Church services in German are set by the German Protestant Church for both Christmas days. Morning services will be at IO a.m. Dec. 25. On the second day of Christmas at 7:30 in the evening, die Sunday School will celebrate Christmas. The congregation is reminded to bring song bodes.
Christmas services will be observed on Dec. 25 in Specht School.
75 years ago (1922): Arlene
To our friends and patrons ... With Santa Claus peepin* around the corner, and everybody thinking of everybody else, we want to pause long enough to extend to you od very best wishes for a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year ... We trust this Holiday Season will hold for you a real share of good cheer and happiness and that the New Year may bring to you and yours all the many good things of life ... Sincerely Yours... Louis Henne Co.
The Mutt and Jeff Musical Comedy Company will appear in New Braunfels Dec. 25, Christmas night, One night only, under their big tent theater. This is not a movie but a real stage show of 30 people. A novelty jazz orchestra, special scenery electrical effects, pretty girls, funny comedians, elegant costumes. This company has played all die big city theaters and now, for the first time, is touring the country under canvases. Mutt and Jeff are famous the world over as real laugh producers and it's a show for the whole family. Free concert on principle corner at 4 p.m. by their novelty orchestra.
Last Sunday, December 17, Mr. Ben C. Faust and wife had their hist bom baptized at die First Protestant Church. Rev. G. Mornhingweg officiating gave the little son the name Leroy William Martin Faust. The sponsors were: Wm. Schaefer, Martin Faust, Mrs. Emmie Faust, Mrs. Ida Faust, and Mrs. Ida Schaefer. After the ceremony, the party was invited to the home of die proud parents where a dinner was served.
Mr. Theodor Stasis, for his entire life a resident of New Braunfels, died Sunday evening after a lingering illness of a certain lung trouble. He was bom Oct. 23, 1859. Surviving
him are his wife, three sons, Alfred, Walter and Edwin Staats, four daughters, Mrs. Charles Buske, Mrs. Charles Baetge, Mrs. Emma Erben and Miss Thea Staats, 19 grandchildren, three brothers, Ferdinand, Henry and Carl Staats and three sisters, Mrs. Emilie peue, Mrs. Ad. Weichold and Mrs. Fritz Schroeder. Burial took place in the Comaltown Cemetery Tuesday. Many beautiful flowers covered his grave, and while the coffin was being lowered, the choir rendered an appropriate song. Rev. Mornhingweg officiated. The honorary pall bearers were Mr. Otto Ad. Schneider Sr., Ernst Hinnann, Henry Thiele, Fred Heidrich and Emil Waldschmidt. Active ones were Harry Wagenfuehr, Walter Wagenfuehr, Willie Tolle, Ernest Sippel, Robert Coming and Ad. Schneider Jr.
Mr. Joe Reininger, for many years janitor at the high school building asks die Herald to wish for him, for former teachers and pupils as well as present teachers and pupils, A Merry Christmas and the happiest kind of a New year. No one who has entered the building during his long stewardship has anything but the kindest of words for Mr. Joe.
Geo. Mendlovitz of Seguin was in New Braunfels last Friday and leased the fine new store building being erected by A.R. Ludwig on the comer of San Antonio and Casten streets. Mr. Mendlovitz was in business here some years ago and since that time has been in the merchandising business at Seguin with marked success. He expects to open here about the first of March, and while retaining his store at Seguin, will give his personal attention to the New Braunfels store.
50 years ago (1947): Betty Pfeuffer Tricsch
Football stadium plans were nearing completion and bids are expected to be let the first part of the year for its construction, Dr. E.A. Sahm, school superintendent, revealed Wednesday ... Bonding companies have agreed to the purchase of revenue bonds for construction of a 4,000-seat stadium in the coming year. The stadium will have 2,000 seats on each side of the field, dressing rooms and a hard surface parking area.
Dr. Lloyd I. Ross, San Antonio surgeon, Monday lost his second step in his efforts to escape the electric chair for the slaying of four members of the Willard York family near Bulverde last May 25. District Judge J.R. Fuchs, who presided at Ross* trial in LaGrange when the jury found the surgeon guilty and fixed his punishment at death, overruled a defense motion for a new trial ... Judge Fuchs admitted that there “may have been some technical errors” in the original trial but said that if there were, they favored the defendant. The defense had alleged 70 errors in the trial procedure as well as the uncovering of new evidence.
On Saturday evening, Dec. 13, the McGaugh Hosiery Mill, which is under the supervision of Mr. M.L. Dengler, and the Comal Hosiery Mill, supervised by Mr. C.H. Bernstein, gave a joint Christmas party for their employees and their guests at the Faust Hotel ... A turkey dinner was served to approximately 300 guests. The head table was centered with a bouquet of red roses and had a bouquet of mums at each end. All the other tables were decorated in a holiday fashion with cedar and festive red candles. Each of the men present was given a boutonniere ... After the banquet the high school swing band, the “Star
Dusters,” played for ' the entertainment of the guests in the main lobby of the hotel, while the dining hall was being cleared for dancing. Lee Kohlenberg and his orchestra furnished the music for the dancing which followed later in the evening.
In the 14th annual Black and White Ball Dec. 13, in the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Evelyn Fischer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fischer of New Braunfels, represented the Air Force as princess. Fischer, who is a civilian employee at Randolph Field, was chosen to represent the Air Force by a board of officers appointed by Flying Division Headquarters.
75 years ago (1972): Myra Lee Adams Goff
Comal County Commissioners Court voted Monday to table a proposal that would have exempted $3,000 of assessed value on homesteads for the elderly and disabled veterans ... Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment in November that gave
all taxing agencies the power to exempt by their own action not less, than $3,000 of the assessed value of residence homesteads of persons 65 years of age or older from all ad valorem taxes.
Terry Tausch will take part in the national finals of the Punt, Pass and Kick contest during halftime ceremonies of the All-Pro football game Jan. 21. He won first place in the 13-year-old division of the American Football Conference in San Diego last' weekend to betome eligible for the finals to be conducted in Dallas. The contest is sponsored annually by Ford Motor Company.
Dear Santa, I want a Sweet cookie I make my bed. Your friend, Brenda Botchers
Dear Santa, I want a Cowboy Uniform, and a football game, and a football, and a horse. Your friend, Frank Suhr
(Submitted by the Comal County Historical Commission and the Sophienburg Museum and Archives.)
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