New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, June 29, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
Obituaries— NB railroad depot becomes a historic landmark
Nanetta “Nan” Evans, 82, passed away Friday, June 27, 2003 at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 6, 1921, to Ila Elizabeth Edmondson and Ches-ley Clyde Yeargain of Fort Worth, Texas. She was a member of the Canyon Lake United Methodist Church.
Nan was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, J.
L. “Jumbo” Evans. Jumbo and Nan moved to New Braunfels in 1963, and she became very active within the community. She belonged to the Comal County Fair Association Antiques Division, Goodwin Homemakers, New Braunfels Garden Club, the Nekodah Temple #44 Daughters of the Nile, Guadalupe Valley Nile Club, New Braunfels African Violets Club, the Egg Guild and her bridge club.
Nan is survived by her daughters, Wanda Kras-niewiez and husband, Vince, of Calabash North Carolina; Sandy Whelan, of New Braunfels; grandchildren, Art Krasniewiez and wife, Cindy, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Cathy Oxley and husband, John, of Indianapolis, Ind.; Brett Krasniewiez and wife, Shasta, of Mill Valley, Calif.; Raina Rogers and husband, Jeremy, of New Braunfels and Dawn Howell and husband, Richard, of San Antonio; and great-grandchildren, Jack Oxley and Cody Whelan.
A memorial service will be at ll a.m. Monday, June 30, 2003 at Zoeller Funeral Home. There will be a private burial at a later date at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice, 611 N. Walnut, New Braunfels, or to the charity of one’s choice.
Edith Elsa Maiers, age 94, of New Braunfels, passed away Friday, June 27, 2003 at the Eden Home.
Mrs. Maiers was born September 23, 1908, in Chemnitz Sachsen, Germany to Paul Schwammkrug and Elsa Schulze* Schwammkrug.
Mrs. Maiers was part-owner of the Schwammkrug Nursing Home.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Ila Schwammkrug, of Koblenz, Germany. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Gerhard, and sisters, Hildegard and Irmgard.
A graveside service will be Monday, June 30, 2003 at Comal Cemetery, with the Rev. Albert Hennig officiating. There will be no public visitation at the Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Eden Home or to the charity of one’s choice.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Felix M. Tbrres, age 68, who passed away at hts residence in New Braunfels Friday, June 27, 2003.
Mr. Tones was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustine (Mercedes) Tbrres; brother, Leno Tbrres; and sister, Valentina Camareno.
Mr. Tbrres is survived by his wife, Genovena Tbrres; daughters, Beatrice Aleman and Isabel Guerrero; and sons, Frank and Richard 'Ibrres; sisters, Florencia Saenz and Virginia Suaiez; brother, Seferine 'Ibm*s; nine grandchildren; and three great -grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at ll a.m. Sunday, June 29 at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. There will be no procession from the funeral home to the church. Everyone will meet at the church by 8:30 a.m. Services will conclude with the Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hope Hospice in New Braunfels.
Special to the Herald-Zeitung
The old International and Great Northern Railroad, Missouri Pacific depot has been designated a historic landmark by the City of New Braunfels.
“A lot of time, money and energy was expended to return the building as near to*its original appearance as possible,” said an official of the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society.
Designation of the depot as a historic landmark was the first step to getting a state historical marker and a designation in the Registry of Historical Places.
The building, which officials said they feel is architecturally significant, is one of the first depots built from cement blocks faced with cement tiles. Many depots built before the turn of the 20th century and its early years have disappeared.
“We’re fortunate to have such a building in our community,” said one NBHRMS official.
The old International and Great Northern Railroad Missouri Pacific depot was built in 1907 to replace an 1881 building. It served passengers to and from New
Mayor Adam Cork conducts the official unveiling of the plaque at the New Braunfels Railroad Museum Saturday morning on San Antonio St. The nearly century-old railroad station is recognized as a historic landmark by the City of New Braunfels.
to the NBHRMS in 1985.
The NBHRMS spent the last 18 years restoring the building and erecting a museum to memorialize the role of railroads in local and national history.
The NBHRMS sponsors restoration and display of railroad artifacts to tell the story of railroads. The Blue-bonnet Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society oversees the museum’s operation.
The society also sponsors two model railroad groups — HO and N scale. They maintain the museum’s lay
outs. These groups are frequently invited to participate in local and regional,, shows and festivals.
They promote tourism by participation in the activities of the Texas Rail Tourism Association across* the state.
Local schools, civic groups, Boy and Girl Scouts, church groups and other heritage and historical museums work with the NBHRMS to promote the community.
Its annual Railroad Jamboree attracts rail enthusiasts from Texas and other states.
K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung
Braunfels until the Missouri Pacific ended passenger service in 1960.
It then served the railroad as a freight depot and office
until 1984, when it was given as a gift to the city by the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
The city leased the depot
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