St. John’s United Church of Christ and Cemetery
Near Otto, Falls County, Texas

GPS Coordinates  31.45813, -96.82092


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Where In The World Is Riesel?
A Centennial History of Riesel, Texas 1881 - 1981

Compiled and written by Mrs. Dorothy Kuehl
(page 36)

Submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

     St. John’s Church at Otto had its beginning in the Mettina community as St. John’s Evangelical Church in the year 1886.  The Rev. F. Werning, a traveling pastor of the Evangelical Synod of North America, was the organizing pastor and served the congregation the first four years of its existence.

     Worship services for the new congregation were held twice a month in the William Hommel home.  For a brief time they also met in a vacant farm house until the congregation built the Mettina School in 1889.  This building served as a community church and school for the next thirteen years.

     In 1902 the Mettina property was sold and St. John’s was relocated to its present site at Otto.  The present church building was dedicated in 1930.

     During the pastorate of Rev. H. J. Leemhuis, he was instrumental in organizing Friedens Church at Riesel in 1904.

     With the merger of the Evangelical Church and the Reformed Church in 1934 it became St. John’s Evangelical & Reformed Church.  Since uniting with the Congregational Christian Churches in 1957 the church has taken on its present name, St. John’s United Church of Christ.

     In recent years St. John’s has undergone various changes and improvements.  In 1974 the old parsonage was removed and the church received a complete remodeling, including a new chancel area, rest rooms, kitchen, fellowship room, and class rooms.  The exterior was covered with vinyl siding in 1976.  In 1979 new church windows and doors were installed.  The interior of the sanctuary was redecorated and painted in 1980, and in 1981 central heat and air conditioning was added.

     During its ninety-five year history St. John’s Church has been served by eighteen pastors:  Rev. F. Werning 1886-1890, Rev. F. W. E. Hartmann 1891-1895, Rev. E. Rudolf 1895-1896, Rev. J. R. Rausch 1896-1900, Rev. R. Schmiechen 1901-1902, Rev. H. J. Leemhuis 1902-1906, Rev. Albert Romanowski 1906-1909, Rev. J. T. Werkenthein 1909-1912, Rev. G. Deislinger 1912-1919, Rev. K. A. Mennenveh 1920-1921, Rev. A. Buettner 1922-1925, Rev. Carl Mueller 1925-1935, Rev. F. C. Anderson 1936-1937, Rev. William Wuerz 1938-1941, Rev. K. M. Jescke 1941-1951, Rev. Edwin M. Schaefer 1951-1954, Rev. Clarence Kohring 1954-1957, and Rev. Al H. Schwecke of Friedens U. C. C. in Riesel has served St. John’s as supply pastor since the summer of 1957.

St. John's United Church of Christ Sign

St. John’s United Church of Christ
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Many of those tombstones have inscriptions or Bible verses written on the bottom of them in German
To help you translate them from German to English, try these two web sites
Die Bibel, Martin Luther Translation and dict.cc - English-German Dictionary

The survey and pictures were taken starting at the southeast area of the cemetery

Last Name

First Name

Birth

Death

Notes

STEINKE

Henry Herbert

Feb 25 1921

Jul 15 2006

Scanned obit submitted by Ken Gates

Picture, full name, obit & death date submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

STEINKE

Eleanor Norman

Mar 18 1934

No Date

Wife of Henry Herbert Steinke

All info and picture submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

JACKSON

Rosie L.

Dec 31 1924

Feb 19 2009

This is a Funeral Home Marker

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

HAASE

Edwin O.

Oct 17 1900

Jan 25 1986


HAASE

Edna Laura Mary (Hoffmann)

Jun 20 1903

Aug 15 2003

Daughter of Oswald Hoffmann & Franciska Mikeska Hoffmann

Married Edwin O. Haase on November 30, 1922

See obit of Edna Laura Mary (Hoffmann) Haase

HAASE

Evelyn

Dec 25 1923

Jan 4 1924


LYCKMAN

Selma Guenat

Dec 17 1906

Aug 4 1986

“Asleep in Jesus”

HEFELFINGER

Adolf E.

Oct 28 1911

Oct 9 1990

“Married

Dec. 7, 1933”

“Rest in Peace”

HEFELFINGER

Martha H.

Dec 21 1909

Aug 20 1993

Wife of Adolf E. Hefelfinger

“Married

Dec. 7, 1933”

“Rest in Peace”

HEFELFINGER

Nettie Marie

Dec 30 1939

Nov 03 2007

“Rest in Peace”

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

HOLLE

Lonnie A.

Sep 23 1911

Nov 8 1991

Married Ida Agnes Dietiker Holle on June 24, 1936

“Rest in Peace”

HOLLE

Ida Agnes Dietiker

Apr 24 1916

May 04 2007

Married Lonnie A. Holle on June 24, 1936

“Rest in Peace”

Info and obit submitted by Ken Gates

TEPE

Herman Joe “Buddy”

Jan 23 1913

No Date

“In Loving Memory”

TEPE

Edna Marie

(Vogel)

Nov 5 1915

Jul 7 1992

Wife of Herman Joe “Buddy” Tepe

“In Loving Memory”

EHLERS

Paul Gerhard

Nov 6 1916

Sep 11 2008

Husband of Alma A. Ehlers

“Married 59 Years”

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

EHLERS

Alma A.

Oct 21 1917

Jan 25 1996

Wife of Paul Gerhard Ehlers

“Married 59 Years”

HOLLE

Jimmy Dale

Dec 12 1957

Nov 25 1997

“Married Oct 1 1977”

On a separate marker it reads:

“If Tears Could Build A Stairway

And Memories A Lane

I’d Walk Right Up To Heaven

And Bring You Home Again”

There is also another round stone placed here with footprints of a child and says “Happy Father’s Day”

HOLLE

Tonette Joy

Jun 21 1958

No Date

Wife of Jimmy Dale Holle

“Married Oct 1 1977”

HOLLE

Christopher Michael

Jun 29 1974

Jan 15 2002

“Beloved Son & Brother”

“He Will Forever Hold A Special Place In Our Hearts”

See Christopher Michael Holle obit.

STANDFORD

Edward Richard Jr.

Nov 13 1948

Dec 24 2004

Bellmead Funeral Home Marker

HUBER

Fredrick E.

Feb 5 1899

Mar 12 1966


HUBER

Ida E.

Jan 23 1904

Feb 11 1975

Wife of Fredrick E. Huber

BETHKE

Gussie

Sep 9 1877

Nov 25 1966


GROTE

Laura

1911

1967

Wife of Willie Grote

GROTE

Willie

1908

1988


VOGEL

Richard E.

Jun 30 1911

Apr 21 1986


VOGEL

Laverna O.

Feb 24 1922

Jul 3 1968

Wife of Richard E. Vogel

PANKONIEN

John Ed

Dec 12 1940

Dec 27 1968


PANKONIEN

Wanda L.

Jan 18 1933

No Date

Wife of John Ed Pankonien

PITRUCHA

Ruthie L.

Feb 5 1934

No Date

On the same tombstone as Rueben D. Kunze, Sr and Charles “Chuck” Temples

KUNZE

Rueben D. Sr.

Jun 10 1927

Sep 28 1970

On the same tombstone as Ruthie L. Pitrucha and Charles “Chuck” Temples

TEMPLES

Charles “Chuck”

Sep 19 1935

No Date

On the same tombstone as Ruthie L. Pitrucha and Rueben D. Kunze, Sr.

GAEKE

William H.

Apr 1 1904

Apr 4 1971


GAEKE

Lydia F.

May 10 1909

Jul 25 1999

Wife of William H. Gaeke

JAHNKE

Walter E.

Jul 17 1922

May 16 1972

“The Lord Is My Shepherd;

I Shall Not Want”

PANKONIEN

Ed H.

Feb 11 1897

Dec 4 1973

“Father”

“23 PSM The Lord Is My Shepherd”

PANKONIEN

Ella B.

Dec 31 1901

Apr 23 1992

Wife of Ed H. Pankonien

“Mother”

“23 PSM The Lord Is My Shepherd”

POLK

Edward H.

Jan 27 1900

Oct 15 1981

“The Lord Is My Rock

And My Fortress

PSALM:18”

POLK

Martha J.

Jul 17 1912

May 29 1998

Wife of Edward H. Polk

“The Lord Is My Rock

And My Fortress

PSALM:18”

FABIANKE

Adolph O.

Dec 4 1899

Apr 5 1977

“Dad”

FABIANKE

Clarence C.

Jun 28 1933

Sep 5 1993

“Our Brother”

GROTE

Frank

1911

1979


PANKONIEN

Willie R.

Jan 17 1923

Sep 19 1983

Military Marker

“CPL US Army

World War II

Jan 17 1923  Sep 19 1983”

VOGEL

Conrad Allen “Sonny”

Oct 30 1934

Sep 19 1989

“In Loving Memory”

VOGEL

Larry Dean

1957

1957

“Infant”

The only date on Larry Dean Vogel tombstone is 1957 -kc

EHLERS

Bobby Lee

Jan 6 1957

Jan 6 1957

“Born and Died Jan 6 1957”

SCHERFF

Allie Mae

Oct 23 1927

Apr 23 1956


PLAGENS

Lawrence

1929

1930

“Our Son”

RADLE

Edward Adolph

Mar 26 1934

Aug 31 1934

“Son of Mr. & Mrs. R. C. Radle”

NEUMANN

Lillie

Mar 7 1928

Feb 4 1929

Written across the top of Lillie Neumann tombstone it reads:

“Lillie”

“Lillie

Neumann

Geb 7 Martz 1928

Gest 4 Feb 1929”

Gone in life's bright morn. 

Gone in her youthful bloom”

SCHROLLER

Emma

Sep 2 1917

Oct 14 1917

“Dau of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Schroller”

SCHMEDTHORST

Henreitte

Sep 13 1907

Feb 15 1910

“Hier Ruht In Gott”

“Henreitte

Schmedthorst

Geb 13 Sept 1907

Gest 15 Feb 1910”

At this time, I am not sure what the bottom of Henreitte Schmedthorst tombstone says. -kc

WALTS

Agnes

Borninghaus

May 4 1887

Feb 8 1960

“Mother”

WELLBROCK

John

Dec 5 1911

Jun 8 1912

“John

Wellbrock

Geb 5 Dec 1911

Gest 8 Jun 1912”

At this time, I am not sure what the bottom of John Wellbrock tombstone says. -kc

KUEHNE

Hallen M.

Jun 23 1912

Jul 13 1914

Weep not father and mother for me, For I am waiting in glory for thee”

FINN

Marie

Dec 21 1914

Jul 26 1916

“Marie

Tochter Von

Edward & Minnie

Finn

Geb

21 Dez 1914

Gest

26 Juli 1916”

At this time, I am not sure what the bottom of Marie Finn tombstone says. -kc

FINN

Georg

Jul 23 1917

May 17 1919

“Georg Finn

Geb

23 July 1917

Gest

17 Mai 1919”

At this time, I am not sure what the bottom of Georg Finn tombstone says. -kc

RICHARD

Lillian

1919

1920


POLASEK

Willie

Jul 27 1920

Aug 1 1920


FINN

Clarens

Feb 28 1920

Aug 29 1920

Weep not dear

Papa and Mama for me _____ joy

Heavenly Home for thee”

MILLER

Gesina

Jul 15 1890

Feb 23 1965

Wife of Tom Lee Miller

MILLER

Tom Lee

Jun 6 1890

Sep 7 1958


VOGEL

Margaret

May 12 1881

Jan 2 1957

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

PAPENDORF

Wilhelm Fritz

1889

1961


PAPENDORF

Emma

1889

1956

Wife of Wilhelm Fritz Papendorf

FREYER

Wilhelmine

1902

1944

“In Loving Memory”

ZOST

Anna Maria

Mar 2 1892

Apr 4 1966

“While You Rest In Peaceful Sleep

Your Memory I Shall Always Keep”

ZOST

Charlie Henry

Unknown

Jan 11 1942

Military Marker

“CHARLIE HENRY

ZOST

TEXAS

PVT 1   CL. 5 CAV

JANUARY 11, 1942”

January 11, 1942 is the only date on the tombstone of Charlie Henry Zost.

-kc

ZOST

Willie H.

Aug 5 1899

Nov 16 1941

“While You Rest In Peaceful Sleep

Your Memory I Shall Always Keep”

FINN

Minnie K.

1891

1962

“Mother”

“In Loving Memory”

FINN

Walter

Aug 261921

Mar 26 1939


GROTE

George W.

May 31 1875

Aug 25 1937

“He was faithful to every duty”

GOEKE

Charley

Apr 9 1877

Mar 21 1934

Front side of Charley Goeke tombstone facing east

“Father”

“WE MISS THEE FROM OUR HOME FATHER
WE MISS THEE FROM THY PLACE
A SHADOW OVER OUR LIFE IS CAST
WE MISS THE SUNSHINE OF THY FACE
WE MISS THY KIND AND WILLING HAND
THY FOND AND EARNEST CARE
OUR HOME IS DARK WITHOUT THEE”

GOEKE

Minnie

Sep 5 1882

Feb 15 1953

Front side of Minnie Goeke tombstone facing east

Wife of Charley Goeke

“Mother”

“I CANNOT SAY AND I WILL NOT SAY
THAT SHE IS DEAD - SHE IS JUST AWAY SO THINK OF FARING ON.  AS DEAR IN THE LOVE OF THERE AS THE THINK OF HER STILL AS THE SAME, I SAY SHE IS NOT DEAD - SHE IS JUST AWAY”

HOFFMAN

Oswald H.

1871

1933

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

HOFFMAN

Frances T.

1875

1950

Wife of Oswald H. Hoffman

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

UNKNOWN

See Notes

See Notes

See Notes

This is a picture of 2 Funeral Home Markers that only have the sticks to them.  There is no name plate attached to them but they are stuck in the ground where a grave/graves should be. -kc

DIETIKER

Louis

Jul 26 1908

Dec 11 1926

“Not lost, but gone before”

MOEHLMAN

Emma

Oct 30 1877

Sep 6 1961

Emma Moehlman tombstone has a picture of her on it. -kc

MOEHLMAN

Charles

Apr 4 1873

Jan 29 1965

Charles Moehlman tombstone has a picture of him on it. -kc

HERWALD

Adolph

Dec 23 1865

Feb 27 1910

“Adolph

Herwald

Geb

Den 23 Dec

1865

Gest

Den 27 Feb

1910”

BLOME

Wilhelmin

Mar 23 1845

Dec 20 1909

In my fathers house

are many mansions”

BETHKE

Juliana Nickel

Jan 31 1854

Sep 27 1909

“Juliana
born
Nickel
wife of
M. Bethke
born
31 Jan. 1854
Died
27 Sept. 1909”

NIEARNTZ

Emil E.

Nov 19 1883

Jun 5 1909

“Hier Ruht”

(Translation: Here Rests)

“Geb 19 Nov

1883

Gest 5 Juni

1909”

MOEHLMANN

Melinde

Jun 26 1898

Jun 10 1911

“Hier Ruht”

(Translation: Here Rests)

“Geb 26 Juni

1898

Gest 10 Juni

1911”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Melinde Moehlmann tombstone says. -kc

MOEHLMANN

Rosa

Nov 2 1905

Apr 21 1912

“Hier Ruht”

(Translation: Here Rests)

“Geb 2 Nov

1905

Gest 21 April

1912”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Rosa Moehlmann tombstone says. -kc

SANDER

Henry H.

Mar 21 1896

Oct 17 1918

“Gone but not forgotten”

MAEHLMANN

William

Dec 9 1894

Dec 25 1918

“Geb

9 Dec 1894

Gest

25 Dec 1918”

POLASEK

Frank

Apr 7 1884

Dec 14 1921

“Father”

LOESCH

John

Feb 7 1876

Jun 14 1938

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

LOESCH

Clara

Jan 24 1883

Jul 15 1963

Wife of John Loesch

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

CRAWFORD

Lena Rose

Mar 1 1908

Apr 2 1979

“In Loving Memory”

STROHMEYER

John T.

Oct 1 1905

Feb 1 1952

Peace to his slumbering spirit

 and a memory to his worth”

EHLERS

Gerhard

Feb 15 1872

Mar 21 1951


EHLERS

Marie

Jan 19 1881

Jul 27 1974

Wife of Gerhard Ehlers

KUEHNE

Will C.

Jul 23 1889

Aug 11 1952

“Asleep In Jesus”

KUEHNE

Ida L.

Jan 23 1895

Feb 6 1951

Wife of Will C. Kuehne

“Asleep In Jesus”

MOEHLMANN

William

Jan 1 1854

Aug 20 1951

“Father”

“Age 87 Years”

MOEHLMANN

Dora

Apr 7 1857

Feb 4 1941

Wife of William Moehlmann

“Mother”

“Age 84 Years”

GUENAT

Auguste

Sep 12 1866

Feb 11 1938

Wife of Joseph F. Guenat

“At Rest”

GUENAT

Joseph F.

Sep 4 1875

Dec 19 1948

“At Rest”

SCHROEDER

John A.

Mar 30 1897

Dec 23 1937

“Our loved one has gone to a

better place to be with Jesus”

LEBKOWSKY

William

Nov 23 1853

Jul 29 1937

At this time it is unclear to me what the inscription on the bottom of this stone says to be able to translate it.

-kc

LEBKOWSKY

Agness

Feb 25 1862

May 13 1937

Wife of William Lebkowsky

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

At this time it is unclear to me what the inscription on the bottom of this stone says to be able to translate it.

-kc

WOLF

William G.

Feb 15 1882

Jan 9 1935

“Father”

“The Precious One From Us Has Gone

The Voice We Loved Is Stilled

Their Place Is Vacant In Our Home

Which Never Can Be Filled”

William G. "Willie" and Ida Pauline (Heine) Wolf on their Wedding Day in about 1901 submitted by Joyce Shehorn Stone. For more info see Criswell Community pictures.

See obit  and World War I Draft Registration Card submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

WOLF

Ida Pauline

May 12 1897

Jun 23 1969

Wife of William G. Wolf

“The Precious One From Us Has Gone

The Voice We Loved Is Stilled

Their Place Is Vacant In Our Home

Which Never Can Be Filled”

William G. "Willie" and Ida Pauline (Heine) Wolf on their Wedding Day in about 1901 submitted by Joyce Shehorn Stone. For more info see Criswell Community pictures.

See obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

RASNER

Robert

Mar 9 1893

Jun 29 1935

“At Rest”

“Our Dear Father Is Gone

But Not Forgotten”

ASCHER

Bertha

Sep 1 1889

Dec 21 1935

Wife of Hans Ascher

“Mother”

“At Rest”

ASCHER

Hans

Oct 31 1883

Oct 22 1962

“Father”

“At Rest”

RASNER

Gus Adolph

Jul 5 1866

Apr 6 1936

“Father”

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

RASNER

Pauline E.

Apr 14 1870

Feb 1 1945

Wife of Gus Adolph Rasner

“Mother”

Obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

MEISCH

Augusta

1864

1936

  wife of Magnus Meisch

MEISCH

Magnus

1859

1943

Wife of Augusta Meisch

RADLE

Margaretha J.

Aug 29 1873

Mar 30 1951

Wife of C. Theodore Radle

The tombstone of Margaretha J. Radle has her picture on it.

RADLE

C. Theodore

Sep 30 1873

May 28 1937

The tombstone of C. Theodore Radle has his picture on it.

KUNKEL

Fritz

Jan 27 1851

Dec 25 1923

“Hier Ruht”

(Translation: Here Rests)

“Fritz

Kunkel

Geb.

27 Jan. 1851

Gest.

25 Dez. 1923”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Fritz Kunkel tombstone says. -kc

KUNKEL

Emilie A.

Mar 23 1868

Nov 26 1917

“Emile A.

Kunkel

Geb.

23 Marz 1868

Gest.

26 Nov 1917”

FISCHER

Infant Son

1907

1907

“Infant Son of

Mr. & Mrs. G. Fischer”

Note: The year 1907 is the only date on the tombstone of Infant Son Fischer. -kc

FISCHER

Gottlieb

May 11 1859

May 14 1916

“Vater”

(Translation: Father)

“Gottlieb Fischer

Geb. 11 Mai 1859

Gest. 14 Mai 1916”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Gottlieb Fischer tombstone says. -kc

FISCHER

Karoline

Jul 26 1865

Jun 2 1918

Wife of Gottlieb Fischer

“Mutter”

(Translation: Mother)

“Karoline Fischer

Geb.  26 Juli 1865

Gest. 2 Juni 1918”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Karoline Fischer tombstone says. -kc

MUELLER

Theodora

Jan 1 1913

Feb 4 1928

Daughter of Carl & Agnes (Schad) Mueller

“Geb Capetown 1 Januar 1913

Gest 4 Februar 1928”

At this time I am not sure what the top and bottom of Theodora Mueller tombstone says. –kc

Death Certificate submitted by Kay Cunningham

JESCHKE

Eleanor

1878

1953

Wife of Karl M. Jeschke

JESCHKE

Karl M.

1878

1955


PAPENDORF

Ida Martha

Oct 16 1868

Dec 8 1907

“Hier Ruht in

Gott

Ida Martha

Papendorf

Geb. Plath

Geb

16 Oct 1868

Gest

8 Dec 1907”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Ida Martha Papendorf tombstone says. -kc

FELLER

Hilda H.

Feb 19 1898

Sep 1 1930

“At Rest”

PURSCHE

Oscar

Nov 5 1900

Nov 4 1901

“Geb. 5 Nov. 1900

Gest. 4 Nov 1901”

ZOST

Ludwig

Aug 17 1854

Jul 14 1933

“Hier Ruhet In Gott”

“Ludwig Zost

Geb in Deutschland

17. August 1854

Gest. 14. Juli 1933”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Ludwig Zost tombstone says. -kc

ZOST

Anna

Jun 27 1867

Feb 16 1942

“Hier Ruhet In Gott”

“It Is Appointed Unto

Men Once To Die

Hebrews 9.27”

FABIANKE

Herman

Jan 4 1865

Oct 25 1951

“May He Rest In Peace”

SCHROEDER

Nora

Dec 3 1892

Jan 21 1909

“Nora

Tochter von

C. H. & A. G.

Schroeder

Geb.

Dec. 3, 1892

Gest.

Jan. 21, 1909”

(Translation:

Nora

Daughter of)

“Selig sind, die reinen Herzens sind; denn sie werden Gott schauen”.

(Translation: Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God

Matthew 5.8)

SCHROEDER

C. Henry

1853

1941

“Father”

SCHROEDER

Annie G.

1866

1945

Wife of C. Henry Schroeder

“Mother”

STEINKE

Emil

Jan 21 1866

Mar 9 1925

“Emil Steinke

Geb. 21. Jan. 1866

Gest. 9. Maerz 1925”

At this time it is unclear to me what the inscription on the bottom of this stone says to be able to translate it.

-kc

WOLSKE

Edward Fritz

Sep 4 1906

Jun 28 1929

“A Little Time On Earth He Spent

Till God For Him His Angel Sent”

GROCHOSKE

Herbert

Mar 21 1911

Nov 15 1932

Across the top of Herbert Grochoske tombstone it says:

“GROCHOSKE”

HEBBE

Adolph

Apr 8 1868

Oct 31 1934


ASCHER

Katherina

Dec 24 1853

Mar 9 1940

“Wife of Isidor Ascher

“Holy Bible”

“Mutter”

“Katherina Ascher

Geb. 24 Dec. 1853

Gest. 9 Mar 1940”

At this time it is unclear to me what the inscription on the bottom of this stone says to be able to translate it.

-kc

ASCHER

Isidor

Sep 20 1858

Dec 16 1928

“Holy Bible”

“Vater”

“Isidor Ascher

Geb. 20. Sept. 1858

Gest. 16. Dec. 1928”

At this time it is unclear to me what the inscription on the bottom of this stone says to be able to translate it.

-kc

PANKONIEN

Otto

Sep 18 1892

Oct 28 1935

“Gone but not forgotten”

RADLE

Isidor Herbert

Feb 21 1906

Mar 22 1908

“Isidor Herbert

Sohn von

G. T. & J. M. Radle

Geb. 21, Feb. 1906

Gest. 22, Mar. 1908”

(Translation:

Isidor Herbert

Son of)

PANKONIEN

Minnie

Apr 4 1869

Sep 21 1929

Wife of Adolph F. Pankonien

“Mother”

PANKONIEN

Adolph F.

Jan 16 1864

Jan 21 1952

“Father”

GROTE

Mrs. Lena

Apr 4 1881

May 26 1908

“Gone but not forgotten”

REICHARDT

Louise

1872

1930

Wife of Carl Reichardt

Dear Parents Though We Miss You Much We Know You Rest With God”

REICHARDT

Carl

1865

1953

Dear Parents Though We Miss You Much We Know You Rest With God”

HAASE

Marie H.

Dec 4 1907

Jul 12 1909


HAASE

Otelia C.

Aug 30 1867

Oct 2 1930

Wife of Henry A. Haase

HAASE

Henry A.

Oct 31 1861

Mar 12 1956


STADE

Wilhelmina

Feb 22 1851

Oct 3 1910


LEBKOWSKY

Willie F.

Aug 2 1866

Mar 13 1912

“Willie F.

Lebkowsky

Geb. 2. Aug 1866

Gest. 13. Mar 1912”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Willie F. Lebkowsky tombstone says. -kc

PURSCHE

Ernst

Sep 2 1854

Feb 25 1926

“Ernst Pursche

Geb. In

2. Sept. 1854

Gest 25. Feb. 1926”

Note: The tombstone of Ernst Pursche does give a town/place of where he was born but I just am not sure enough of some letters to put it here.  The same holds true for the inscription on the bottom of his tombstone. 

KUEHNE

Emma

May 18 1891

Mar 5 1909

“Wife of Henry Kuehne”

Weep not papa and

 mama for we

For I am waiting in

Heaven for thee”

KUHNE

Marie Loise

Jul 4 1855

Jan 3 1921

“Marie Loise

Kuhne

Geb. 4. Juli 1855

Gest. 3. Jan 1921

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Marie Loise Kuhne tombstone says. -kc

KUHNE

John

Jun 29 1878

Dec 20 1911

“John

Kuhne

Geb. 29. Juni 1878

Gest. 20. Dez 1911”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of John Kuhne tombstone says. -kc

SCHERFF

Wm.

Apr 8 1902

Feb 24 1919

“Wm. Scherff

Geb.

8. April 1902

Gest.

24. Feb. 1919”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Wm. Scherff tombstone says. -kc

SCHERFF

Alfred F.

Jul 26 1899

Feb 22 1965


VOGEL

Conrad

Aug 14 1846

Dec 18 1919

“Conrad Vogel

Geb.

14. August 1846

Gest.

18. Dezember 1919”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Conrad Vogel tombstone says. -kc

VOGEL

Margarethe

Jul 14 1847

Jun 3 1932

“Margarethe Vogel

Geb. Lenker

Geboren in Schimmendorf

Bayern Den 14 Juli 1847

Gestorben 3 Juni 1932

Alter 84 Jahr 10 Monat 20 Tage”

Translation:

Margarethe Vogel

Born Lenker

Born in Schimmendorf

Bavaria the 14 July 1847

Died 14 July 1847

Age 84 year 10 month 20 days

JAHNKE

Hedwich

Dec 12 1904

Mar 13 1921

Come Ye Blessed”

“A little time on earth she spent

Till God for her his angel sent”

PLAGENS

Sophie

Jan 20 1860

Apr 8 1924

Wife of Herman Emil Plagens

“Sophie

Wife of

H. Plagens”

Not lost, not dead, not gone

not even sleeping.

Tho we have laid them

in the grave with weeping.

No sharp despair our

chastened hearts can fill 

For they are with us still”

PLAGENS

Herman Emil

Jun 20 1859

Jan 6 1929

“Herman Emil

Plagens

Born at

Propens Posen”

“Age 69 Yrs.”

“I hear a voice you

can not hear

Which says I must

not stay. I see a hand

 you can not see

Which beckons me away”

Another picture of Herman Emil Plagens tombstone.  It is broken off at the base.  It should be standing like his wife, Sophie Plagen.

JERICHOW

William

1848

1928

“Asleep In Jesus”

GROCHOSKE

Vinson

Apr 8 1855

Jun 18 1928

“Erected in Memory of

Vinson Grochoske

Apr. 8, 1855

June 18, 1928

By His Son Albert And

Daughter Freda.”

PANKONIEN

Richard Reinhard

Dec 19 1903

Jan 30 1908

Brother of Ida Lina Pankonien

“Our Brother”

Our brother and sister's blest who is at rest With Christ forever more”

PANKONIEN

Ida Lina

Mar 2 1908

Apr 21 1915

Sister of Richard Reinhard Pankonien

“Our Sister”

Our brother and sister's blest who is at rest With Christ forever more”

WINKELMANN

Rudolph

May 26 1911

May 31 1921

“Rudolph

Winkelmann
Geboren

den. 26 len Mai

1921

Gestorben

den. 31 len Mai

1921”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Rudolph Winkelmann tombstone says. -kc  

HOMMEL

Otto W.

Aug 7 1916

Apr 25 1918

Happy soul, early blest. 

Best  in peaceful slumber rest.”

STROHMEYER

John Henry

Nov 19 1936

Nov 19 1936

“John Henry

Son of

J. T. & Lena

Strohmeyer

Born and Died

Nov. 19, 1936

Rest in Peace”

This is another picture of John Henry Strohmeyer tombstone.  The curbing was found after the grass died away.

ASCHER

Johanna

Oct 28 1915

May 27 1916

“Johanna

Ascher

Geb. 28. Oct. 1915

Gest. 27. Mei 1916”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Johanna Ascher tombstone says.  I just am not sure enough of some letters to put it here.  -kc

BUSCH

Paul

Sep 29 1915

Nov 27 1915

“Paul Busch

Geb.

29. Sept. 1915

Gest.

27. Nov. 1915”

At this time I am not sure what the bottom of Paul Busch tombstone says. -kc  

KNECHT

Son

Nov 26 1922

Nov 26 1922

Written on the front of the stone it says:

“Born N Die

November 26, 1922”

A closeup view of this tombstone.

Note: The “N” is written backwards.

Twin Boys.  Baby Brothers of Fred Knecht.  Children of Fred and Dora (Schaffer) Knecht.  They lived in Otto, Falls Co., Texas

KNECHT

Son

1922

1922

Written across the top of the stone it says:

“Born & Died ____”

Written across the front of the stone it says:

“Knecht

Son

1922”

This is a homemade tombstone for Knecht, Son.

This stone is hard to read so here are some other views to help you. 

View 2

View 3

View 4

Twin Boys.  Baby Brothers of Fred Knecht.  Children of Fred and Dora (Schaffer) Knecht.  They lived in Otto, Falls Co., Texas

PANKONIEN

Adolf

Jan 26 1918

May 12 1919

“Adolf

Pankonien

Geb.

26 Jan. 1918

Gest.

12 Mai 1919”

This is another picture of the tombstone of Adolf Pankonien.  This stone is broken as you can tell from other picture.  It was set upright to take this picture to show the inscription and then placed back like the other photo so no further damage would become of it.

PANKONIEN

Robert Lee

Jul 10 1942

Jul 31 1942

“Baby”

HEFELFINGER

Infant Daughter

See Notes

See Notes

“Inf. dau. Of

Mr. & Mrs. Oscar

Hefelfinger, Sr.

“Nov. 14, 1946”

The only date on the tombstone of Infant Daughter Hefelfinger is November 14, 1946. -kc

SCHLEMMER

Henry

Sep 1 1876

Sep 11 1938

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

SCHLEMMER

Nettie

Sep 25 1875

May 26 1946

Wife of Henry Schlemmer

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

HOLLE

Bennie O. F.

Nov 2 1922

Jan 4 1941

“Son”

“In Loving Memory”

HOLLE

Rosie A.

Jan 3 1887

Nov 13 1954

Wife of Fredrick H. Holle

HOLLE

Fredrick H.

Nov 13 1886

Jun 16 1964


HEFELFINGER

Emma

Nov 14 1873

Nov 19 1941

Wife of Ernest Hefelfinger

“Gone But Not Forgotten”

HEFELFINGER

Ernest

Oct 11 1872

Oct 8 1956

“Gone but not forgotten”

VOGEL

George

Nov 16 1877

Jun 3 1943

“Their memory shall ever be a guiding star to Heaven”

VOGEL

Juliana

Sep 4 1885

Jan 14 1956

Wife of George Vogel

“Their memory shall ever be a guiding star to Heaven”

WINKELMANN

Friedrich

Oct 4 1881

Aug 3 1944

“Father”

“Gone but not forgotten”

WINKELMANN

Anna

Dec 25 1882

Dec 13 1974

Wife of Friedrich Winkelmann

“Mother”

HOLTKAMP

Anna “Annie”

Sep 21 1883

Jul 5 1945

Wife of Charles William Holtkamp

“Rest In Peace”

Death Certificate submitted by Kay Cunningham

HOLTKAMP

Charles William

Aug 22 1878

Feb 12 1957

“Rest In Peace”

Death Certificate submitted by Kay Cunningham

SCHERFF

Frieda

1867

1947

Wife of August Scherff

“At Rest”

SCHERFF

August

1861

1950

“At Rest”

LINNEMANN

Fritz

Mar 15 1881

Aug 21 1947

“Asleep In The Arms Of Jesus”

LINNEMANN

Bertha

Aug 28 1884

Mar 19 1962

Wife of Fritz Linnemann

“Asleep In The Arms Of Jesus”

NIERENZ

Edward J.

Jan 26 1864

Mar 29 1948


NIERENZ

Ottilie

Nov 27 1869

Dec 21 1959

Wife of Edward J. Nierenz

HAUSLER

Rudolf

Sep 29 1864

May 2 1948

“Asleep In Jesus”

HAUSLER

Josefa

Feb 7 1866

Jul 19 1951

Wife of Rudolf Hausler

“Asleep In Jesus”

GROCHOSKE

Paul

Mar 2 1884

Aug 21 1948


GROCHOSKE

Louise

Dec 20 1883

Jun 7 1964

Wife of Paul Grochoske

HEBBE

Emma L.

Dec 27 1878

Nov 28 1949

“Mother”

“In Loving Memory”

FINN

Edward

1866

1954


TESSMANN

August F. W.

Apr 27 1868

Oct 31 1954


TESSMANN

Wanda Ann

Oct 29 1869

Jan 30 1957

Wife of August F. W. Tessmann

ZOST

Charlie J.

Mar 22 1893

Aug 8 1956

“So faith,hope,love abide

 but the greatest of these is love.

COR. 13:13”

ZOST

Ida Bertha

Nov 23 1897

Jan 6 1968

Wife of Charlie J. Zost

“So faith,hope,love abide

 but the greatest of these is love.

COR. 13:13”

STELTER

August F.

Sep 2 1870

Jan 6 1958

“Father”

“In Loving Memory”

STELTER

Anna P.

Mar 16 1876

Sep 11 1962

Wife of August F. Stelter

“Mother”

“In Loving Memory”

JAHNKE

Bertha

1877

1959

“In Memory of Mother”

ZOST

John O.

Jan 7 1887

Jul 17 1959

“Asleep in Jesus”

ZOST

Marie A.

Sep 9 1891

Mar 28 1982

Wife of John O. Zost

“Asleep in Jesus”

WITSCHORKE

Fritz J.

Sep 10 1886

Feb 27 1961

Military Marker

TEXAS

MECH  CO K  360 INFANTRY

WORLD WAR I  PH

SEPT 10 1886  FEB 27 1961 

PAPENDORF

Charlie F.

Nov 20 1894

Oct 20 1960


PAPENDORF

Selma G.

Feb 23 1899

Jun 4 1978

Wife of Charlie F. Papendorf

PLAGENS

Adolf H.

Oct 10 1888

Jan 27 1962

“Father”

PLAGENS

Martha

Oct 5 1899

Jan 3 1964

Wife of Adolf H. Plagens

“Mother”

WOLSKE

Julius L.

Feb 20 1876

Sep 8 1963

“Into Thy Hands

I Commend My

Spirit

Luke XXXIII, 46”

WOLSKE

Freidaricka

Jan 29 1882

Feb 18 1970

Wife of Julius L. Wolske

“Into Thy Hands

I Commend My

Spirit

Luke XXXIII, 46”

STEINKE

Bertha

Nov 26 1873

Mar 28 1965

“At Rest”

JAHNKE

Walter Otto

Sep 8 1895

Nov 1 1969

“Budded on Earth to

Bloom in Heaven”

Military Marker

“Walter Otto Jahnke

Texas

Pvt  US Army

World War I

Sept 8 1895   Nov 1 1969”

JAHNKE

Clara L.

Dec 24 1895

Dec 18 1975

Wife of Walter Otto Jahnke

“Budded on Earth to

Bloom in Heaven”

HAUSLER

Rudolf Jr.

Oct 9 1896

Dec 11 1969

“Forever With The Lord”

FABIANKE

Paul

Oct 10 1890

Sep 28 1972

“Married 1920”

FABIANKE

Alma

Apr 14 1900

Nov 18 1972

Wife of Paul Fabianke

“Married 1920”

EHLERS

Agnes M.

Aug 7 1902

Jan 21 1978

“In Loving Memory”

HOLLE

Charlie W.

May 19 1917

May 24 1985

Military Marker

“Charlie W. Holle

US Army Air Corps

World War II

May 19 1917   May 24 1985”

HOLLE

Alice M.

Apr 23 1920

Oct 7 1987

Wife of Charlie W. Holle

SCHLEMMER

Leslie F.

Feb 8 1912

Feb 8 1990

“The Lord is my Shepherd”

SCHLEMMER

Stella

Nov 13 1915

Dec 28 2006

Wife of Leslie F. Schlemmer

“The Lord is my Shepherd”

Obit submitted by Ken Gates

NIERENZ

Edward John

Dec 11 1897

Nov 24 1964


NIERENZ

Adele Mariann

Apr 15 1904

Aug 13 1990

Wife of Edward John Nierenz

LUEDKE

William F.

Aug 24 1887

Dec 22 1965

“Father”

“Asleep in Jesus”

LUEDKE

Mary F.

Oct 19 1894

Feb 23 1972

Wife of William F. Luedke

“Mother”

“Asleep in Jesus”

See obit of Mary F. Luedke

PANKONIEN

Albert T.

Aug 26 1894

Feb 10 1976

“In God’s Care”

PANKONIEN

Johanna M.

Dec 9 1893

Aug 28 1973

Wife of Albert T. Pankonien

“In God’s Care”

VOGEL

Conrad H.

Nov 24 1905

Jan 13 1997


VOGEL

Nelda L.

Mar 5 1908

May 19 1975

Wife of Conrad H. Vogel

STEINKE

Richard

1906

1997


STEINKE

Meta

1907

1977

Wife of Richard Steinke

JERICHOW

Harry L.

1895

1985

“Father”

JERICHOW

Paula E.

1903

1966

Wife of Harry L. Jerichow

“Mother”

GROTE

George W.

Jul 25 1902

Jul 1 1979

“Wed Dec. 30, 1922”

GROTE

Linda H.

Jan 25 1903

Dec 8 1983

Wife of George W. Grote

“Wed Dec. 30, 1922”

HEFELFINGER

Oscar

Jan 3 1899

Nov 21 1979

“You are not forgotten loved one nor will you ever be, as long as life and memory last we will remember thee”

HEFELFINGER

Freda M.

Dec 9 1905

Sep 12 1984

Wife of Oscar Hefelfinger

“You are not forgotten loved one nor will you ever be, as long as life and memory last we will remember thee”

VOGEL

Henry G.

Jul 26 1909

May 27 1982


VOGEL

Vallie K.

Jul 26 1918

No Date

Wife of Henry G. Vogel

STELTER

Albert A.

Feb 7 1910

Oct 7 2001

Married

“Oct. 15, 1931”

STELTER

Edna B.

Jun 21 1913

Oct 30 1984

Wife of Albert A. Stelter

Married

“Oct. 15, 1931”

HERWALD

Edward K.

Sep 28 1905

Jul 21 1983


HERWALD

Hattie H.

Jul 10 1905

Feb 6 1994

Wife of Edward K. Herwald

HERWALD

Ernest

See Notes

See Notes

“June 5, 1928”

The date of June 5, 1928 is the only date on the tombstone of Ernest Herwald.  I am not sure if this is just the date of death or if it’s the birth and death date.

GILBERT

James Sidney

Mar 30 1927

Aug 2 1997


GILBERT

Norma Lee Haase

Mar 28 1925

No Date

Wife of James Sidney Gilbert

HAASE

Henry

Sep 9 1911

Aug 26 2000

Husband of Mable (Luedke) Haase

HAASE

Mable (Luedke)

Nov 1 1917

Sep 18 2007

Daughter of Will & Marie Hommell Luedke

Married Henry Haase on December 11, 1937

Info and obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

PAVELKA

Eugene

May 6 1929

Feb 18 2001

“Together

Dec 21 1948

Forever”

PAVELKA

Gloria

Dec 21 1932

No Date

Wife of Eugene Pavelka

“Together

Dec 21 1948

Forever”

PANKONIEN

Jerry Dale

Oct 15 1949

Mar 30 2008

Son of William “Bill” & Joyce Kunkel Pankonien

Funeral Home Marker

1st LT US Marine Corps

Vietnam

All info, picture and obit submitted by Barbara (Caddell) Fox

JAHNKE

Charlie Paul

Jul 25 1930

Jul 23 2008

PFC US Army

Korea

Info and obit submitted by Ken Gates

JURECKA

Peggy Harwell

Dec 16 1931

Jan 23 2006

Married Donald Ray Jurecka on March 4, 1951

At this time there is not a marker for Peggy Harwell Jureck

See obit for Peggy Harwell Jurecka

FEIND

Frieda Anna (Mueller)

Jul 12 1885

May 09 1964

Daughter of Antone & Wilhamina (Papae) Mueller

Wife of Richard Feind

Death Certificate submitted by Kay Cunningham

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