New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 6, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
jj_° HerakJ-Zettung g Thursday, July 6,1995Looking Back
Comal County Historical Commission r°P tenburg Museum and Archives Rosemarie Leissner Gregory
125 years ago (1870) Translators: Carl and Ethel Saur
Dr. W. Renter died the night of Friday/Saturday, June 24-25, from dropsy. Dr. Renter arrived in New Braunfels in the Spring of 1845 while the first local settlers were living in the fortified camp on Comal Creek....Led 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 triumph 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 Men’s 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 public auction at the Courthouse on Monday August 15. J. Eggeling is the agent and Gross is the surveyor.
IOO 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 well-earned 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
$2.75 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 meetings....Hermann Fishcer Sr. of Fischer Store, acted as chairman pro tem, with Bruno Pape as temporary secre-tary...The final result was the election of C.W. Crawford for President, Howard Pfeuffer, 1st Vice Pres.; Henry Wegner, 2nd Vice-Pres.; Albert Elbel, 3rd Vice-Pres.; and Louis H. Scholl, Secy.-Treas., to serve as permanent officers of the organization.
The Senior Class had its class day exercises at the high School Auditorium Monday evening and it was packed to capacity with the friends and relatives of the class....The stage was decorated with the Senior colors of pink and green, which was carried out both in the graceful festooning and with cut flowers and ferns....The first number on the program was the class song with Eikel presiding at the piano. Fred Oheim was the announcer and introduced each number with a few appropriate 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 merited 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 welfare....Roland Heinen gave a violin solo accompanied by Mis Gertrude Dietel and was followed by Miss Melita Tolle who gave the class prophesy in costume, vety 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 audience. 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 sextette composed of Misses Melinda Staats, Elvira Tolle, and Mildred Hoffmann 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 needed....Both the declamation and singing were fine, and proved conclusively that superintendent and teachers had given their best efforts to their work. Superintendent Holekamp, who has been with the school for die past sixteen years, was here from Boerne where he is a stock
holder and cashier of the newly established 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 guidance was sad. They had learned his true worth both as a man and instructor and to bid him farewell caused a feeling of regret....Our people have learned the value of good schools and without capable teachers and comfortable surroundings 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 morning, June 24, the members of the local First Church joined in honoring Pastor Emeritus G. Momhinweg, pastor of the church from 1899 to 1937. The services included special choral numbers, one by former choir members who had been members of a choir directed by Pastor Momhinweg. They sang Beethoven’s “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” (Harker). The first number featured trumpets played by Allen Pittman, Merrit Schumannn and Stanley Reinshagen. Pastor Berger based his sermon on Hebrews 13:7, “Remember them that had the rule”. 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 2:30 o’clock an informal program of fellowship, singing, and congratulatory addresses
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was given. The following pastors of the San Antonio Region of the Evangelical and Reformed Church brought the good wishes of their respective churches: the Rev. Carl Burkle of Bethany Church, San Antonio; the Rev. E. Thischhauscr of St. Paul’s Church, Cibolo; the Rev. E.H. Schwengel of Redeemer Church, Zuehl; the Rev. Roland Pantermuchl of Cross Church, Seguin; the Rev. R.F. Kuretsch, president of the Texas Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and pastor of Peace Church, Geronimo, in addition to many friends of the honorees. Pastor Berger presided
25 years ago (1970) Myra Lee Adams Goff
Maj. Joe L. Guinn currently assigned to the US Army Medical Field Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, was recently awarded the Legion of Merit, one of the nation’s highest awards for meritorious military service, by Brig. Gen. David E. Thomas, at US Army Headquarters, Long Bihn, Vietman. Major Guinn, who also holds the Bronze Star and Army Commendation 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 commanding officer, 222nd Personnel Company, and as Adjutant General, 44th Medical Brigade, subsequently US Army Medical Command, Vietnam.
Carroll U. Hoffmann, last year’s first vice-president of the New Braunfels Rotary Club, was installed as president of that organization, replacing Tom Purdum who will now serve on the board of directors, at an installation banquet and dance at the regular meeting of the club....Other officers installed
at the banquet are O.E. Hendricks, first vice-president; Frank Yoehle, second vice-president; Leslie Dedeke, re-elected secretary-trcasurer; Tom Purdum, Bob Henry, John Smith, and Max Winkler, board of directors; and Fred Willard, sergeant-at-arms
SEIDELS....became Seidels’ Camera Shop-no more photography-Wcdnes-day. Rudy Seidel is fulfilling the commitments he made earlier for wedding photos after July I, but that’s it....Vera Griegoleit Shaw, who has been with Seidels 18 years, bought the photography business and is operating Braunfels Studio at 277 W. San Antonio, up the street from Bruners and Peerless...Lupe Hernandez, with Seidels 11 years, will be the photographer....Seidels will enlarge their stock of camera equipment, enlargers, all sorts of equipment for amateur and professional photographers.
DRESS SHOP-Stella (Mrs. Adolph) Schaefer and Wally (Mrs. Walter) Fellers hope to open their Two Friends Fashion Gallery in the Westerner Shopping Center on Landa St. about Aug. I.
NO HIPPIES- Seems there’s been talk around town about hippy types being housed in the Conservation Society’s Plaza Hotel....Well, 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 hotel....The society made the final payment on the $28,500 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 reality....The hotel was paid for with proceeds from Gartenfest, historical tours and book sales, and over 10,000 donated by individual members of the society.
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The Wednesday, Feb. I Herald-Zeitung contained 60 local stories,
1,005 local residents had their names in the paper that one day, and 44 had their photograph in that paper.
The b.act- page of the- SI ARS insert in todays paper has two errors The photos ot the Craftsman tractors (Item #25259) labeled (C.) and (Item #25252) labeled (B.) need to be switched so that they match the sales copy and prices underneath the tractors
Craftsman hydro lawn tractor;Item #25259: is $1849 99 - Save $250 Craftsman transaxle tractor (Item #25252: is $1199 99 Save $200 We apologize tor any inconvenience this may have caused Thank you tor shopping at Sears
Misses’ & Juniors’ Sportswear & Dresses
Jewelry & Accessories
Men’s Sportswear, Furnishings &
Selections vary by store Interim markdowns have beeh taken.
By JANE JACKSON JOHN MOLER, Photographer Special to the Herald-Zeitung
AA-95-184, 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 (King); Julie Hagen (Queen Isabella); Irving West (Columbus); and Dale Dietert (another king).
Tara tells us that this same class is to have their New Braunfels High School Class of 1975 20-ypar reunion on July 22 (coming vip this month), and if you haven’t r^ade a reservation, get in touch with Tom Michalec or Ann Mund. Of course, I told her that my son, I obby (also class of 75) and his £ undy had recently moved back to
I ew Braunfels...no one can bear
II be away from “our town" for \ sry long—in New Braunfels ist c as Leben schbn! Marie Hagen t dis us that her daughter, Julie ( )ueen Isabella in our photo), t nought that she should wear that
eautiful dress and her “aurora orealis necklace" every day. Tara aims that David's mother, Ver-i a Mae Kohlenberg, made his ights out of pajama ottoms...before the days of Span-ex.
AA-95-185, THOMAS JEFFERSON AND FRIEND, was inally identified as Martin Faust, lowever, our dear friend Roberta dueller told our receptionist that he thought it “might be Harry janda.” Roberta said that she vore this costume (or one like it) vhen she was 3 or 4 years old, md that it, minus its hat, was inally donated to the Sophien-
burg Museum. We didn’t get the dog's name...Sorry!
AA-95-186, FIRE STATION #3, is a Seidel picture from 1953. Somehow, this picture “stirred up our curiosity" Now, this is the strangest fire truck we have ever seen! Kind of makes you wonder if they aren’t “up the creek without a—fire truck"? Of course, we are just kidding. We are very proud of our fire department and its history. Be sure to go visit the wonderful new Fire Museum., the newest “pride of New Braunfels .” Call us if you recognize any of the firemen in this picture ..629-1900.
AA-95-187, LITTLE GIRL LOST (she lories lost to us), is our
photo from the past for identification. We are “batting 1,000” on these oldies, so don’t 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 subject in our “mug shots ” We thank you for the nice comments you have made, and for the wonderful “color" you add to our endeavor by sharing your special and personal stories regarding each photo. We thank the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and its pleasant, helpful staff who make all this possible for us. Save your column each week for IDs. KEEP READING...KEEP REMEMBER-