Mr. Ferdinand Reinecker died on the 27th of November 1910 near Bellville. He was born in Fischausen near Koenigsberg East Prussia, April 2nd, 1823.
In 1859 he came to Austin county Texas and lived here as a highly respected citizen until his death.
He was married to his sorrowing widow, nee Netzel, about 60 years ago. The union was blessed with sixteen children of whom five preceeded him in death.
He leaves to mourn his death his widow, five sons and six daughters; fifty-five grandchildren and thirty greatgrandchildren and one sister and a host of friends.
He was an honorary member of the Concordia Gesangverein; one of the charter members.
The immediate cause of his death was an injury caused by a viscious cow which he sustained some weeks ago.
His body was laid to rest in Pilgrims Rest cemetery on the 28th inst, a large concourse of relatives and friends doing him the last honors. Rev. J.G. Mueller conducted the funeral service at the home and the grave. The Gesangverein Concordia sang two appropriate songs at the grave.
So the old settlers of Austin county go one by one into eternity. His was a life well spent as a citizen, husband and father, his prosterity counts up to 90 in all. The Lord comfort his widow and children.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our deepest thanks to the many friends who so thoughtfully and kindly ministered to the deceased husband and father of our family during his last illness and to us at the time of his passing away. Mrs. F. Reinecker and Children Bellville, Texas Nov. 30th, 1910.
Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank