Descendents of Friederich Schlado(e)r

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. Friederich1 Schladoer was born Unknown in Germany, and died Unknown in Germany.

 

More About Friederich Schladoer:

Burial: Unknown, Germany

Children of Friederich Schladoer are:

+ 2 i. Gerhard Caspar Diderich2 Schladoer, born Abt. February 20, 1815 in Germany; died 1855 in Between Comfort, Texas and Indianola, Texas.

+ 3 ii. Friederich Henrich Schlador, born 1827 in Germany; died Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Gerhard Caspar Diderich2 Schladoer (Friederich1) was born Abt. February 20, 1815 in Germany, and died 1855 in Between Comfort, Texas and Indianola, Texas. He married Christiana Lothiesen December 02, 1837 in Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen, daughter of Johann Lothiesen and Louise Boeck. She was born April 05, 1807, and died June 19, 1888 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas.

 

Notes for Gerhard Caspar Diderich Schladoer:

From the book "Kerr County Album"

 

Christiane Schladoer was the daughter of Mrs. Christiane Belthauer Schladoer of Prussia, who had arrived at Indianola in 1855 only to find her husband (DIDERICH SCHLADOER)had disappeared on his trip from Comfort to meet his family. Searches were immediately made, but no trace was ever found of Mr. Schladoer or his valet.

 

 

NOTE: Some sources show spelling of first name as Diedrich.

 

More About Gerhard Caspar Diderich Schladoer:

Burial: Unknown Location

Emigration Ship: Oceanus

Port of Arrival: October 24, 1852, Galveston, Texas

Port of Departure: August 22, 1852, Bremen, Germany

Religion: Protestant

 

Notes for Christiana Lothiesen:

In the 1860 Kerr County census, the following is shown:

 

Precinct Number 2, dwelling #40

 

Constant Haeiter, Aged 40, Male, Farmer, Duckd. Lax-Gotha

CHRISTIANE SCHLADOR, Aged 45, Female, Prussia

Robert Schlador, Aged 18, Male, Prussia

Emma Schlador, Aged 13, Female, Prussia

Edmund Holland, Aged 26, Male, Duckd. Lax-Gotha

 

More About Christiana Lothiesen:

Baptism: April 15, 1807, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen

Burial: Comfort City Cemetary, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 40, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: None

Port of Arrival: 1855, Indianola, Texas

 

Marriage Notes for Gerhard Schladoer and Christiana Lothiesen:

Diederich Schladoer's age at marriage was 22 years, 9 months & 9 days.

 

Christiana Lothiesen's age at marriage was 30 years, 7 months & 27 days.

 

More About Gerhard Schladoer and Christiana Lothiesen:

Marriage: December 02, 1837, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

Children of Gerhard Schladoer and Christiana Lothiesen are:

4 i. Friderica Catharina Sophia3 Schladoer, born December 16, 1838 in Germany; died Unknown in Germany.

 

Notes for Friderica Catharina Sophia Schladoer:

LDS Family Search Information

Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C976351 1807 - 1841 0948271 Film NONE

 

Lists her name as FRIEDERICA CATHARINA SOPHIA BERTA LOUISE EMILIE <SCHLADOER>

 

More About Friderica Catharina Sophia Schladoer:

Burial: Germany

Christening: January 01, 1839, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

 

5 ii. Johann Carl Schladoer, born November 10, 1840 in Germany; died Unknown in Germany.

 

More About Johann Carl Schladoer:

Burial: Germany

Christening: November 22, 1840, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

 

+ 6 iii. Robert Johann Christian Schladoer, born March 27, 1843 in Fuerstentum Waldeck, Germany; died January 09, 1929 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas.

7 iv. Christiana Carolina Amalia Theresia Schladoer, born April 05, 1844 in Udorf, Fuerstenthum, Waldeck, Germany; died January 13, 1917 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas. She married Louis Mathias Strohacker October 07, 1860 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; born July 07, 1833 in Weisach, Wuertenberg, Germany; died March 06, 1927 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas.

 

Notes for Christiana Carolina Amalia Theresia Schladoer:

From the book "Kerr County Album"

 

Christiane Schladoer was the daughter of Mrs. Christiane Belthauer* Schladoer of Prussia, who had arrived at Indianola in 1855 only to find her husband had disappeared on his trip from Comfort to meet his family. Searches were immediately made, but no trace was ever found of Mr. Schladoer or his valet.

 

*This source cites the maiden name of Christiane's mother as Belthauer, but her gravestone states her maiden name was Lothiesen. All other records agree that Lothiesen was, in fact, her maiden name.

 

 

MRS. LOUIS STROHACKER

 

Mrs. Christiane Schladoer Strohacker, wife of Louis Strohacker of Comfort, a woman widely related throughout this community and respected and beloved by a multitude of friends, died Saturday, January 13, at 5:30 A. M. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hubert Heinen, where she had been removed from her own home several weeks ago in order to insure for her the greatest attention during an attack of grip from which she was suffering.

 

On the day preceding her death Mrs. Strohacker's condition showed marked improvement, and it was thought that her recovery was assured, but on Friday night a chronic weakness of the heart caused a collapse from which she could not be revived, and she sank quietly into her final sleep. All the members of her family excepting one daughter, who lives in El Paso, had been with her that day.

 

The funeral was held from the Hubert Heinen home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and the interment took place in the Comfort cemetery. In spite of the very unpleasant weather which prevailed, a large number of friends and relatives assembled at the cemetery for the last tribute of respect and affection to the decedent, among them being persons from our neighboring communities and San Antonio. The pall bearers were: Ernst Schwethelm of Kerrville, Otto Wiedenfeld, Otto Flach, Sr., Walter Brinkmann, A. S. Faltin and Otto Holekamp.

 

The services at the grave consisted of two finely rendered songs by the Comfort Liedertafel and an eloquent obituary article composed and read by Wm. Wiedenfeld. At the close of the second song the casket was consigned to earth. A number of very beautiful floral offerings covered the grave.

 

The story of Mrs. Strohacker's life, like those of most of the pioneer women of this part of Texas, is one replete with the usual hardships and privations-all bravely borne-which were the common lot of all who took part in the early struggle which wrested this portion of Texas from marauding Indians, and converted in into the fine and flourishing country it is today.

 

Indeed, some of the circumstances of Mrs. Strohacker's early life were of a more trying kind than those which fell to the average pioneer family of that period. Born in Udorf in Fuerstenthum, Waldeck, Germany, April 5, 1844, she came of a good family named Schladoer. In June, 1853, she was brought to America by her mother, who with a family of four children left Germany in that year to join her husband who had come to Texas a couple of years before.

 

When the mother and her little ones landed at Galveston, where she expected to meet her husband, no trace of him could be found, and it was finally assumed that he had been killed for the money which he was known to have carried on his person.

 

The slender funds which Mrs. Schladoer had brought with her soon became the spoils of designing persons, and the family finding itself without money, made its way with much hardship to Comfort where F. H. Schladoer, a brother of the missing man, gave them a home, but one without any of the comforts they had known in the old country.

 

In 1860 Christiane Schladoer was married to Louis Strohacker of Comfort and lived happily with him until her death-a period of more than 56 years. This couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on October 12, 1910. There were four children born of their marriage. They are Mrs. Ernst Stieler and Mrs. Hubert Heinin of Comfort, Mrs. Theo. Saur of El Paso and Oscar Strohacker of Kerrville. All these children and her husband survive the decedent. She leaves also one brother, Robert Schladoer, of this community. Her grandchildren are ten in number and there are three great-grandchildren.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Friday, January 19th, 1917

 

In the 1860 Kerr County census, enumerated on June 11, 1860, Christiana is shown as being a servant in the house of F. H. and Franziska Schlador. Her mother, brothers and sister lived next door in dwelling #40.

 

More About Christiana Carolina Amalia Theresia Schladoer:

Burial: January 14, 1917, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Cause of Death: "La Grippe" combined with "chronic weakness of the heart"

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Christening: April 28, 1844, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

 

Notes for Louis Mathias Strohacker:

From The Comfort News, Thursday, March 10, 1927

 

LOUIS STROHACKER PASSES AWAY

 

On Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock Louis Strohacker, pioneer of this section, passed away at the ripe age of 94 years. He had been in failing health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was laid to rest in the Comfort cemetery Monday afternoon amidst a large gathering of friends and relatives, many of them coming from other communities to pay their last respects to the remains of their friend. At the grave, R. M. Flach read a eulogy of the departed, extolling the many fine qualities and self-sacrificing spirit of the man. The Comfort Liedertafel, of which the deceased was a founder, and honorary member, rendered two beautiful numbers. Louis, Henry, Edgar and Albert Stieler, Oscar Roggenbucke and Theo. Strohacker were the pall bearers. The honorary pallbearers were Julius, George and Dan. Holekamp, Herman Stieler, Chas. Arhelger, Chas. Roggenbucke, Richard Doebbler, T. O. Codrington, Otto Wiedenfeld, Fred. Allerkamp, Paul Karger, all of Comfort, Gus. Langvein, Sr., of Sisterdale, Chas. Bergmann, Sr. of Boerne, and Fritz Karger of Kerrville.

 

Louis Strohacker was born in Weisach, Wuertenberg, Germany, on the 7th. day of July, 1833. In 1853 he came to America and lived at Baltimore for two years. In 1855 he enlisted in the United States Army, 2nd. Cavalry, Co. D. In the fall of that year he came to Texas to do border duty. During his term of service he was in many skirmishes with Indians, on one such occasion in 1858, receiving a wound in his ankle. During the time that he was with the Army in Texas he was stationed at many different Forts. He often told of his many and varied experiences during these frontier times, and if they were recorded in chronological order they would be very interesting reading indeed. Let it be said here that through all those trying times when residents of Texas suffered many privations, this man never lost his courage or cheerfulness, but by his bravery and indomitable will he surmounted the obstacles and lived to a ripe and happy old age.

 

He received his discharge from the Army in May 1860, and in October of the same year he was married to Miss Christiane Schladoer. This couple was blessed with five children, one of whom, a son, died while quite small. Those surviving are Oscar Strohacker of Kerrville, Mrs. Theo. Sauer of El Paso, Mrs. Ernst Stieler and Mrs. Hubert Heinen of Comfort. One half-brother, Conrad Strohacker, lives at Comfort and a half-sister in Pennsylvania.

 

Mrs. Strohacker passed away in 1917, but five years before that, on October 10, 1910, this couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, all their children present.

 

We are not often granted the privilege of recording the life of a man who has had such wide and useful life and our only wish that we could do more justice to the life history.

 

More About Louis Mathias Strohacker:

Burial: March 07, 1927, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Emigration: 1853, Baltimore, Maryland

Military service: 1855, United States Army, 2nd Cavalry, Co. D

 

Marriage Notes for Christiana Schladoer and Louis Strohacker:

Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Strohacker, The Comfort News, Comfort, Texas October 14, 1910

 

Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Strohacker

 

Saturday, October 8th, was the fiftieth anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Strohacker.

 

No announcement of this interesting occasion was made public and no formal celebration was attempted by Mr. and Mrs. Strohacker, but a number of their relatives and friends who were aware of the anniversary were present at the Strohacker home Saturday afternoon to extend congratulations and to wish continued health and happiness to the bride and groom of fifty years ago.

 

Refreshments were served and a jolly afternoon was passed, and in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Heinen gave a dinner in honor of the occasion. This was attended by all of the family with the exception of Mrs. Theo. Saur and Mrs. Oscar Strohacker who were unable to be present. Messrs. Henry Stieler and Oscar Roggenbucke of San Antonio were among those present.

 

The evening was spent most delightfully, and none of those present was any livelier than were Mr. and Mrs. Strohacker themselves. Fifty years of married life has left them very young, and the good wishes of their friends for many happy returns of this anniversary are likely to be fulfilled. They were the recipients of a number of presents to mark the occasion.

 

More About Louis Strohacker and Christiana Schladoer:

Marriage: October 07, 1860, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Officiant: Theodore Weidenfeld, J.P.

 

8 v. Emilie Rudolphine Schladoer, born July 11, 1846; died April 11, 1880. She married Karl Heinrich Bergmann May 26, 1867 in Kendall County, Texas; born September 29, 1845 in Ebersbach, Koenigreich, Sachen, Saxony Germany; died November 21, 1938 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas.

 

More About Emilie Rudolphine Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 40, Kerr County, Texas

Christening: July 26, 1846, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

 

More About Karl Heinrich Bergmann:

Obituary?: No

 

More About Karl Bergmann and Emilie Schladoer:

Marriage: May 26, 1867, Kendall County, Texas

Marriage license: Number 57

Officiant: Otto Brinkmann, Justice of the Peace

Witness 1: Louis Strohacker

Witness 2: C. Haerter

 

9 vi. Johanna Gertrud Schladoer, born September 03, 1851; died Unknown.

 

More About Johanna Gertrud Schladoer:

Christening: September 14, 1851, Sankt Hubertus Katholisch, Heddinghausen, Westfalen, Preussen

 

 

3. Friederich Henrich2 Schlador (Friederich1 Schladoer) was born 1827 in Germany, and died Unknown. He married Franciska Wiedenfeld Unknown, daughter of Wilhelm Wiedenfeld and Johanna Giesecke. She was born 1834 in Germany, and died July 01, 1920 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

Notes for Friederich Henrich Schlador:

CHRONOLOGY

 

1845 F. H. Schladoer from Iserlohn to Kendall County, ship "Washington"

 

Source: A "New Land Beckoned" by Geue, page 136

 

1852 " They made their home near Neu Braunfels until 1852..."

 

Source: "A Hundred Years of Comfort In Texas" by Ranslaben, page 15

 

1852 Settlers List of Comfort - F. Heinrich Schladoer & Family

 

Source: "A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas" by Ranslaben, page 23

 

1862 Muster Roll of the Militia, recorded in the Comfort Precinct #2 Feb. 19, 1862

F. H. Schladoer, age 45, weapon rifle.

 

Source: "A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas" by Ranslaben, page 23

 

1867 "Mr. Schmidtke...secured employment in F. H. Schladoer's mill. This was in 1867.

Schladoer owned a grist mill and a sawmill..."

 

Source: "Pioneer History of Bandera County" by Hunter, page 56

 

More About Friederich Henrich Schlador:

Census 1: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1880, Marion County, Oregon

Emigration: November 25, 1845, Galveston, Texas

Emigration Ship: Washington

Land Grant: McCulloch County, Texas

Occupation: 1880, Hotel Keeper

Port of Departure: Iserlohn, Antwerp

Property: 1852, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

Notes for Franciska Wiedenfeld:

Mrs. Schladoer was the former Franziska Wiedenfeld, sister of Theodore and the daughter of Carl William Wiedenfeld and his wife, nee Henrietta Giesecke. In the passenger list of the ship Johann Dethard, mastered by Capt. Luedering, are included the family of Carl Wilhelm Weidenfeld, aged 54, occupation farmer; Mrs. Wiedenfeld, nee Henrietta Giesecke, aged 45, occupation housewife; Theodore Wiedenfeld, aged 20, occupation farmer; and Franziska Wiedenfeld, aged 12, daughter. Landing was made at Indianola on June 24, 1845.

 

Resting at lndianola after an almost three-month voyage, Mr. Wiedenfeld and his family left in company with other families for Neu Braunfels, 170 miles inland. Arriving there he immediately set to the task of building a home for his family after which he started a new career: ranching and cattle-trading. It will be noted in his declaration that Mr. Wiedenfeld, listed his occupation as that of farmer; however, he actually conducted an inn in Germany and had had no agricultural experience whatsoever. Mr. Wiedenfeld and his family evidently proved themselves equal to the self-chosen task of their new venture; even during their first few years of residence at Neu Braunfels they were gaining knowledge and progressing as satisfactorily as could be expected.

 

As in many other instances, unmarried young women being at a premium, it was not unusual for daughter Franziska to embark on the sea of matrimony in her early teens, becoming the bride of F. Heinrich Schladoer. They made their home near Neu Braunfels until 1852 when they were joined by Theodore who had also left the stages of bachelorhood the year before and migrated to the region near Comfort where Mr. Schladoer had purchased a tract of land situated west of the area later to be developed as a townsite.

 

Source: "A Hundred Years of Comfort In Texas" by Guido Ranslaben.

 

 

From the Los Angeles Times, July 3, 1920

 

SCHLADOR. Frances H. Schlador of 2119 East Fourth Street, aged 88 years, beloved mother of William Schlador. Funeral from Vesper & Ham's Chapel, 198? East First, Saturday, July 3 at 1:30 p.m.

 

More About Franciska Wiedenfeld:

Burial: July 03, 1920

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Emigration Ship: Johann Dethard

Port of Arrival: June 24, 1845, Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas

 

More About Friederich Schlador and Franciska Wiedenfeld:

Marriage: Unknown

Children of Friederich Schlador and Franciska Wiedenfeld are:

10 i. Ida3 Schlador, born 1850 in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas; died 1925. She married Johann P. Heinen October 21, 1868 in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas; born 1847; died 1922.

 

More About Ida Schlador:

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

 

More About Johann P. Heinen:

Obituary?: No

 

More About Johann Heinen and Ida Schlador:

Marriage: October 21, 1868, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

 

+ 11 ii. William Schlador, born May 17, 1853 in Comfort, Texas; died Unknown.

+ 12 iii. Samuel Schlador, born March 26, 1855 in Texas; died October 27, 1949 in Los Angeles County, California.

+ 13 iv. Theodore Schlador, born April 16, 1857 in Texas; died February 17, 1892 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon.

+ 14 v. Magdalena Schlador, born 1863; died August 04, 1892 in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. Robert Johann Christian3 Schladoer (Gerhard Caspar Diderich2, Friederich1) was born March 27, 1843 in Fuerstentum Waldeck, Germany, and died January 09, 1929 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas. He married Carolina Mohrhoff May 22, 1866 in Kendall County, Texas, daughter of Henry Mohrhoff. She was born February 16, 1846, and died April 22, 1905.

 

Notes for Robert Johann Christian Schladoer:

CIVIL WAR VETERAN LAID TO REST

 

Robert Schladoer, aged 86 years, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meckel last Wednesday morning was laid to rest in the Comfort cemetery, the funeral being held Thursday morning at ten o'clock. Robert C. Herbst read the obituary ritual of the Order of Herman Sons of which the deceased was an honorary member, and made an obituary address at the grave. The Comfort Liedertafel sang two songs. The pallbearers, all grandsons of the deceased were Joe Grollimund, Henry Meckel, Henry, Herbert Edwin and Ernst Schladoer. Members of the Order of Herman Sons acted as honorary pallbearers. The funeral was a large one and the flowers were lovely. Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. G. Doehne, Mrs. Sadie Grounds, Thos Spenrath, Louis Pfeiffer, Emil Grollimund and Edwin Schladoer of San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Herm. Stieler, Mrs. Egon Hoeke and son, and Willie Hoeke of New Braunfels; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bergmann, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bergmann, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Agold, Mrs. Emily Potschernick and Wm. Bergmann of Boerne, Oscar Strohacker and August Al...(this part of article cut off)

 

...was born at Fuerstentum Waldeck, Germany on March 27, 1843. In 1853 he came to America with his mother and her other children and they settled near Comfort*. Here he grew to manhood, working earnestly and enduring many hardships in company with the other early settlers of this section. For a time he was in the Confederate Army, then he fled to Mexico and later enlisted in the Union Army, serving in the First Texas Cavalry. On May 22, 1865 he was married to Miss Lina Morhoff and eight children were born to this couple. Three of these, one boy and two girls died at an early age, and Mrs. Schladoer passed away in 1905. He is survived by four sons, Chas. and George of Comfort, Richard of Bandera and Albert of San Antonio, and one daughter, Mrs. Emil Grollimund, of Comfort. There are also fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Mr. Schladoer was one of those sturdy settlers who, half a century or more ago, cleared the wilderness, that the following generation might enjoy peace and tranquility. The whole community owes a debt of gratitude to such men as Mr. Schladoer, that can best be paid by emulating his example of industry and thrift.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Thursday, January 17, 1929

 

 

*COMFORT, TEXAS. Comfort, the second largest town in Kendall County, is located at the junction of State Highway 27, U.S. Highway 87, and Interstate Highway 10, sixteen miles northwest of Boerne on the county's western edge. The town was laid out near the site of an Indian village in 1854 by Ernst Hermann Altgelt,qv though its history goes back to a group of Germans from New Braunfels that settled in 1852 along the banks of the Cypress Creek above its confluence with the Guadalupe River. Freemasons, freethinkers, and political activists, middle-class German families, and liberals from Bettina and Sisterdale settled the area. Townsmen organized the community along cooperative lines and steadfastly opposed formal local government. Comfort opened a school shortly after its founding, but not until 1892 was a church built. The town was a center of Union sentiment during the Civil Warqv and lost many young men at the battle of the Nuecesqv in 1862. A monument on a hillside across from the high school campus honors these dead. From 1856 until Kendall County was organized in 1862, Comfort competed with Kerrville to become the county seat of Kerr County; Kerrville won.

 

Early agriculture and commerce in the area depended on sheep and goats, grains, lime burning (see LIMEKILNS), masonry, building rock, lumber, and shingles. In the 1940s and 1950s, when the Hill Countryqv was an international wool and mohair center, Adolf Stieler of Comfort reigned as "Angora Goat King of the World." In the 1980s agribusiness continued to dominate the local economy, but hunting, fishing, sightseeing, and youth camps drew increasing numbers of tourists.

 

Much of the original townsite is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Significant architectural sites include Bolshevik Hall, Turner Hall, a theater, and numerous half-timber and Victorian structures that survived a disastrous flood in 1978. A tradition of secular funerals was still widely observed in the twentieth century, and German turner (see TURNVEREIN MOVEMENT) activities and modern Volksmarsch celebrations continued. A local museum, volunteer and mutual aid organizations, and service and literary clubs provided informal governance. The population of the unincorporated town was over 1,400 in 1980, when the post office, established in 1856, still existed. In 1990 the population was 1,477.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Guido E. Ransleben, A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1954; rev. ed. 1974). Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.

 

Glen E. Lich

 

More About Robert Johann Christian Schladoer:

Burial: January 10, 1929, Comfort City Cemetary, Comfort, Texas

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 40, Kerr County, Texas

Military service 1: 6th Field Battery, Texas Light Artillery, CSA

Military service 2: Pvt. 1 TX Cav. - Union Army - Civil War

 

More About Carolina Mohrhoff:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetary, Comfort, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Robert Schladoer and Carolina Mohrhoff:

Marriage: May 22, 1866, Kendall County, Texas

Marriage license: Number 40

Officiant: Louis Strohacker, Justice of the Peace

Witness 1: Carl Herbst

Witness 2: F. Spenrath

Children of Robert Schladoer and Carolina Mohrhoff are:

+ 15 i. Charles4 Schladoer, born February 20, 1867 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died December 18, 1952 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas.

16 ii. Auguste Schladoer, born October 15, 1868 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died August 12, 1942 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas. She married Emil Grollimund August 05, 1888 in Kerr County Marriage Records, Book "B"; born September 02, 1862; died March 01, 1946.

 

Notes for Auguste Schladoer:

MRS. AUGUSTE GROLLIMUND LAID TO REST

 

Mrs. Auguste Grollimund, a life-long and respected citizen of Comfort passed away at her home last Wednesday morning after a long and painful illness. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Schaetter & Lindner Funeral home with interment in the Comfort Cemetery. The Mixed Choir sang a selection at the Funeral Home and another at the cemetery. At the grave, Robert C. Herbst read an obituary in which he paid tribute to the fine qualities of the deceased. The pallbearers, all nephews of Mrs. Grollimund, were Louie Pfeiffer, Ivan Schladoer, Walter Nuernberger, Ernst Schladoer, Henry Schladoer and Ben Schladoer. The funeral was a large one and the many lovely flowers werw a tribute to the affection felt for this good woman.

 

Mrs. Grollimund was born at Comfort on October 15, 1869, daughter of the pioneer settlers Robert and Lina Schladoer. She grew up here, attended the Comfort school and on August 6, 1889, married Emil Grollimund, the surviving husband. The lived on a farm on Cypress Creek* for some time and later moved to a farm on the Bend of the Guadalupe river. For a number of years, Mrs. Grollimund had lived in her own home just across Cypress Creek at the edge of Comfort.

 

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Grollimund, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Sadie Grounds, Arthur Grollimund of Hondo, Joe Grollimund of Camp Wood and Emil Grollimund, Jr. of San Antonio. Other survivors are five grandchildren, three great grandchildren and three brothers, Chas. Schladoer of Comfort, Richard Schladoer of Bandera and Albert Schladoer of San Antonio.

 

Mrs. Grollimund was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, George Schladoer of Comfort.

 

Mrs. Grollimund was a woman of many fine qualities and The News joins her many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

From "The Comfort News"

August 20, 1942

 

 

*CYPRESS CREEK, TEXAS. The Cypress Creek community, also known as Cypressville, is ten miles southeast of Kerrville in eastern Kerr County. It was named after a tributary of the Guadalupe River and comprises some fifty farms and ranches along about thirty miles of secondary and tertiary roads between Comfort and Kerrville. One of the first settlements in what is today Kerr County, the picturesque, originally German-speaking community has been the subject of numerous paintings and many historical, literary, and linguistic studies, as well as an archeological study that suggests that the well-watered valley has been inhabited for nearly 10,000 years. The first two German families, Wiedenfeld and SCHLADOER, arrived in 1852. The pattern in which other families and individuals-Saur, Boerner, Steves, Lich, Hoerner, Zink, Lindner, Voigt, Nagel, Nuernberger, Allerkamp, Schellhase, Holekamp, Karger, Mohrhoff, Reeh, and others-followed typifies an extended process of cluster migration, dispersal, and settlement. Linked by kinship, friendship, and politics and bolstered by Reconstruction-era prosperity, a high birth rate, and unusually low infant mortality, the population grew to over 150 within thirty years. Many came from New Braunfels, Sisterdale, Bettina, and Kerrville, but some came directly from Europe. There were also English, Anglo-American, and Hispanic settlers. Plans to organize a township never materialized; however, a cemetery, shooting club, militia, and school-but no churches-were established early in the history of this liberal, freethinking community. A sawmill-gristmill named Perseverence Mill, constructed by Ernst Altgeltqv in 1855, served both the Cypress Creek community and the adjacent town of Comfort. A women's literary club maintained an active membership for over a hundred years. Droughtsqv of the 1950s and declining agricultural productivity in the 1960s lowered the population to about a hundred. The community grew again in the late 1960s with the completion of Interstate Highway 10, which put San Antonio within commuting distance. The population of the community was estimated at 200 in 1988. Historical markers located on the Sturdy Oak Farm commemorate the cemetery and a nexus of prehistoric sites. German place names abound in the community, including the colorful Hasenwinkel Creek, a small tributary. Among many historic homesteads, the most prominent is the Karger-Keidel ranchhouse (1860s and 1897), which German-Texan architect Albert Keidel inherited and extended between 1945 and 1950, thereby creating the prototype of Hill Countryqv German vernacular architectureqv later popularized in Fredericksburg, Austin, and San Antonio.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Francis Edward Abernethy, Built in Texas, Publications of the Texas Folklore Society 42 (Waco: E-Heart Press, 1979). Francis Edward Abernethy, ed., T for Texas: A State Full of Folklore, Publications of the Texas Folklore Society 44 (Dallas: E-Heart, 1982). Glen E. Lich, The German Texans (San Antonio: University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 1981). Guido E. Ransleben, A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1954; rev. ed. 1974). Vertical Files, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin.

 

Glen E. Lich

 

More About Auguste Schladoer:

Burial: August 13, 1942, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

More About Emil Grollimund:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Emil Grollimund and Auguste Schladoer:

Marriage: August 05, 1888, Kerr County Marriage Records, Book "B"

Officiant: William Neunhoffer, J.P.

 

+ 17 iii. Richard Schladoer, born January 01, 1872 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died May 12, 1943 in Bandera County, Texas.

+ 18 iv. George Schladoer, born September 18, 1877; died December 07, 1941.

+ 19 v. Albert Schladoer, born November 28, 1880 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died December 12, 1945 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

20 vi. Infant Girl Schladoer, born Unknown; died Unknown.

21 vii. Infant Girl Schladoer, born Unknown; died Unknown.

22 viii. Infant Boy Schladoer, born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

 

11. William3 Schlador (Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born May 17, 1853 in Comfort, Texas, and died Unknown. He married Grace Amelia Taylor December 04, 1879 in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas, daughter of John Taylor and Amelia Badger. She was born December 04, 1861 in Loda, Iroquois, Illinois, and died June 09, 1951 in San Bernardino County, California.

 

More About William Schlador:

Census 1: 1880, Bandera County, Texas

Census 2: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Occupation: 1880, Mail Carrier

 

More About Grace Amelia Taylor:

Census: 1880, Bandera County, Texas

Occupation: 1880, Housekeeper

 

More About William Schlador and Grace Taylor:

Marriage: December 04, 1879, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Children of William Schlador and Grace Taylor are:

23 i. Amelia E.4 Schlador, born November 20, 1880 in Bandera County, Texas; died October 07, 1965 in Riverside County, California. She married ? Madigan Unknown; born Unknown.

 

More About ? Madigan and Amelia Schlador:

Marriage: Unknown

 

+ 24 ii. Frederick Heinrich Schlador II, born September 22, 1882 in Bandera County, Texas; died January 03, 1959 in San Diego County, California.

25 iii. Arthur Raymond Schlador, born January 13, 1885 in Bandera County, Texas; died March 23, 1936 in Salem, Oregon.

 

More About Arthur Raymond Schlador:

Cause of Death: Heart Attack

Occupation: 1936, Granite Cutter

 

 

12. Samuel3 Schlador (Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born March 26, 1855 in Texas, and died October 27, 1949 in Los Angeles County, California. He married Marie J. Trevino June 23, 1878 in Bandera, Bandera County, Texas. She was born 1861, and died Unknown.

 

More About Samuel Schlador:

Burial: California

Census 1: 1930, Moreno, Riverside County, California

Census 2: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Census 3: 1880, Bracketville, Kinney County, Texas

Land Grant 1: March 02, 1897, Riverside County, California

Land Grant 2: October 12, 1900, Riverside County, California

 

More About Marie J. Trevino:

Census: 1880, Bracketville, Kinney County, Texas

 

More About Samuel Schlador and Marie Trevino:

Marriage: June 23, 1878, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Children of Samuel Schlador and Marie Trevino are:

26 i. Henry4 Schlador, born Abt. 1879.

 

More About Henry Schlador:

Census: 1880, Bracketville, Kinney County, Texas

 

+ 27 ii. Elizabeth Schlador, born March 01, 1881 in Texas; died January 31, 1983 in Los Angeles County, California.

28 iii. Charles Schlador, born April 27, 1883; died May 15, 1981 in Contra Costa County, California.

29 iv. Samuel B. Schlador, born July 22, 1884; died June 07, 1978 in Los Angeles County, California.

+ 30 v. William Schlador II, born March 27, 1892 in California; died September 18, 1973 in Circle City Hospital, Corona, California.

31 vi. Harriett Marguerite Schlador, born August 18, 1894 in California; died July 21, 1991 in Los Angeles County, California. She married Arthur L. Armentrout May 27, 1921 in Colton, California; born August 06, 1897; died December 22, 1971.

 

More About Arthur L. Armentrout:

Obituary?: No

 

More About Arthur Armentrout and Harriett Schlador:

Marriage: May 27, 1921, Colton, California

 

32 vii. Mary Rose Schlador, born January 14, 1896; died January 09, 1992 in Riverside County, California. She married ? Shuster Unknown; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

More About ? Shuster and Mary Schlador:

Marriage: Unknown

 

33 viii. Tomaso Schlador, born Abt. 1899; died March 27, 1918 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

 

13. Theodore3 Schlador (Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born April 16, 1857 in Texas, and died February 17, 1892 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon. He married Nettie Ann Pittman December 03, 1882 in Marion, Oregon. She was born June 26, 1865, and died February 28, 1939 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon.

 

Notes for Theodore Schlador:

In Silverton, Wed Feb 17, 1892

 

Theodore Schlador, aged 31 years 10 months and 1 day. Deceased was born in Texas April 16, 1857 and came to Silverton several years ago. He has been in poor health for some time.

 

He was a good man, and highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife and four children, besides his mother and sister living in Los Angles, Cal.

 

Mr Schlador was a member of Silver Lodge # 21. I.O.O.F. and was buried under the auspices of the society at 2 o'clock P.M. Thursday. A large concourse of people attended the last sad rites.

 

 

 

 

More About Theodore Schlador:

Burial: February 18, 1892, Silverton Cemetery, Section B, Row 11, Lot 91, Marion County, Oregon

Census: 1860, Precinct 2, Dwelling 30, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

Notes for Nettie Ann Pittman:

From the Silverton, Oregon newspaper...

 

Funeral services for Mrs Nettie Ann Schlador, 73, were held yesterday afternoon at the Larson and Son funeral home in this City. Mrs Schlador died Tues. morning in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lenna Stutsman in Portland. She was a native daughter of Silverton, born on June 26, 1864. Survivors include 2 sons, J. Cal Schlador, Silverton and A. W Schlador, Portland: two daughters, Mrs. Stutsman and Alta Schlador of Portland, and one brother, Ellsworth Pittman, Seattle. Mrs Schlador was the daughter of Lloyd and Julia Wollen Pittman, early day settlers who lived on the farm now owned by Rex Russell. She was married to Theodore Schlador a native of Texas in 1882. Mr. Schlador died here in 1891. Mrs Schlador was a widow for 18 years.

 

Rev. Frank Zook conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the family plot in the Silverton Cemetary

 

 

From the Oregon Daily Journal, Wednesday, March 1, 1939, Page 21

 

SCHLADOR - Feb. 28, Nettie Ann, late of 7512 SE Long St., mother of J. Cal Schlador of Silverton; A. W. Schlador, Portland, and Lenna Stutesman and Alta Schlador, both of Portland, and sister of Ellsworth Pittman of Seattle. Friends invited to attend funeral services Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Larson Funeral home, Silverton, Or. Friends may call at the Mt. Scott Funeral home, Foster road at SE 59th Ave. until 11 a.m. Thursday.

 

More About Nettie Ann Pittman:

Burial: March 02, 1939, Silverton Cemetery, Section B, Row 11, Lot 91, Marion County, Oregon

Census 1: 1895, Marion County, Oregon

Census 2: 1990, Marion County, Oregon

Obituary?: Yes

 

Marriage Notes for Theodore Schlador and Nettie Pittman:

From the Marion County, Oregon Marriage Records, Volume 5, 1879 - 1884

 

SCHLADOR/PITMAN

 

Theodore SCHLADOR, over 24 & Nettie A. PITMAN, over 17, m 03 Dec 1882 at house of L. P. Pitman; R. A. Ross, J. P. Wit: Leonare Woolen & C. Eisenhart. L. P. Pitman, father, consents.

 

#2790 Page 442

 

More About Theodore Schlador and Nettie Pittman:

Marriage: December 03, 1882, Marion, Oregon

Children of Theodore Schlador and Nettie Pittman are:

34 i. Lenna4 Schlador, born February 1884; died Unknown. She married C. M. Stutesman Unknown in Silverton, Oregon; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

More About Lenna Schlador:

Census: 1895, Marion County, Oregon

 

More About C. Stutesman and Lenna Schlador:

Marriage: Unknown, Silverton, Oregon

 

35 ii. J. Calvin Schlador, born July 30, 1885 in Marion County, Oregon.

 

More About J. Calvin Schlador:

Census: 1895, Marion County, Oregon

 

36 iii. Alta Schlador, born November 12, 1888; died December 09, 1975 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

 

More About Alta Schlador:

Census: 1895, Marion County, Oregon

Medical Information: Death Certificate #75-19511

 

37 iv. Archibald W. Schlador, born July 14, 1890; died September 19, 1967 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. He married Kathleen McCartney Unknown; born March 09, 1905 in Ione, Iowa; died June 23, 1985 in Scappoose, Columbia County, Oregon.

 

More About Archibald W. Schlador:

Census: 1895, Marion County, Oregon

Medical Information: Death Certificate #13638

 

Notes for Kathleen McCartney:

KATHLEEN SCHLADOR, Scappoose, Oregon (80 years, 3 months, 14 days)

 

Born: March 9, 1905, Ione, Iowa

Passed Away: June 23, 1985, Scappoose, Oregon (at her own home)

 

Mrs. Schlador had lived in Scappoose for 12 years. She had previously resided in Portland. She was a homemaker in her own home.

 

Survivors: 2 Sons: Charles Stotts - Scappoose; John Campbell - Renton, Washington

1 Daughter: Mary Jamison - Scappoose, Oregon

 

Memorial Services: Wednesday; June 26, 1985 2:00 P.M. at Columbia Funeral Home, St. Helens, Oregon

 

Contributions: American Cancer Society

 

Source: Columbia Funeral Home 681 Columbia Blvd. St. Helens, Oregon 97051 (Thanks to informant Barbara Thompson)

 

More About Kathleen McCartney:

Burial: June 26, 1985, Good Shepherd Mausoleum

Cremation: Willamette Crematory, Tigard, Oregon

Funeral Home: Columbia Funeral Home, St. Helens, Oregon

Will: None

 

More About Archibald Schlador and Kathleen McCartney:

Marriage: Unknown

 

 

14. Magdalena3 Schlador (Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born 1863, and died August 04, 1892 in Los Angeles, California. She married Harry Chandler February 06, 1889 in Los Angeles County, California. He was born May 17, 1864, and died September 23, 1944.

 

Notes for Magdalena Schlador:

From the Aug 4, 1892, Los Angles Times, p 4 c 6

 

Chandler- August 4, at her residence, 719 Rosas Street 1:28 a.m. Mrs Magdalena Chandler, beloved wife of Harry Chandler, age 29. Funeral notice later

 

From the Aug 5, 1892, Los Angeles Times, p 7 c 6

 

Chandler- August 4, at her residence, 719 Rosas Street 1:28 a.m. Mrs Magdalena Chandler, beloved wife of Harry Chandler, age 29. Funeral Saturday, August 6, at 2 p.m. from her late residence. Friends invited. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery

 

From the Aug. 7, 1892 p 8 c 2

 

The funeral of the late Mrs. Magdalena Chandler, wife of Harry Chandler, of the circulation department of the The Times, took place from the residence No. 719 Rosas street, at 2 o'clock yesterday, and it was very largely attended. The service were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hughes of East Los Angeles, and were simple but impressive, the minster paying a high tribute to the life and character of the deceased. The interment was in Evergreen. The following were the pall-bearers: C.H. Hall, C.E. Richardson, F. X. Pfaffinger and W.K. Bowker.

 

More About Magdalena Schlador:

Burial: August 06, 1892, Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

 

Notes for Harry Chandler:

Harry Chandler and his family were the founders of the Los Angeles Times

 

More About Harry Chandler:

Burial: Hollywood Memorial Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

Obituary?: No

 

More About Harry Chandler and Magdalena Schlador:

Marriage: February 06, 1889, Los Angeles County, California

Children of Magdalena Schlador and Harry Chandler are:

38 i. Franciska4 Chandler, born April 07, 1890; died 1933. She married John L. Kirkpatrick January 01, 1917; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

More About Franciska Chandler:

Obituary?: No

 

More About John L. Kirkpatrick:

Obituary?: No

 

More About John Kirkpatrick and Franciska Chandler:

Marriage: January 01, 1917

 

+ 39 ii. Alice May Chandler, born July 22, 1892; died 1984.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

15. Charles4 Schladoer (Robert Johann Christian3, Gerhard Caspar Diderich2, Friederich1) was born February 20, 1867 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, and died December 18, 1952 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas. He married Emma Doehne December 25, 1889 in Kendall County, Texas, daughter of Johann Doehne and Katharina Gass. She was born December 12, 1865 in Smithson Valley, Comal County, Texas, and died August 04, 1934 in Kendall County, Texas.

 

Notes for Charles Schladoer:

CHARLES SCHLADOER LAID TO REST SATURDAY

 

One of Comfort's oldest native citizens, Charles Schladoer, passed away at his home here on Thursday evening, December 18th, after an illness of some length.

 

Funeral services were held at Schaetter & Lindner Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with Robt. C. Herbst officiating at the Funeral Home and at the Comfort cemetery, where he read the rituals of the Hermann Sons, Mr. Schladoer having been a member of Pfeuffer Lodge for more than 50 years. The Comfort Liedertafel sang a selection at the Funeral Home and another at the graveside. Pallbearers were Edwin Schladoer, Emil Grollimund, Ivan Schladoer, Egon Hoeke, Bernhard and Walter Doehne. The funeral was a large one and the many lovely flowers were a tribute to the respect felt for this good man.

 

Mr. Schladoer was born at Comfort on February 20, 1967, a son of Robert and Lena Mohrhoff Schladoer. He attended the Comfort School and grew up here, and on December 25, 1889 he married Miss Emma Doehne at Smithson's Valley. The couple settled near Comfort and resided here all of their married life.

 

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Schladoer, of whom one daughter died in infancy and a son, Robert, died in 1919 at the age of 29 years. Those who survive their dear father are a daughter, Mrs. Erna Schladoer Meckel and a son, Henry Schladoer, both of Comfort. Other survivors are six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

Mrs. Schladoer was preceded in death by his wife in 1934, by one sister, Mrs. Emil (Augusta) Grollimund, and three brothers, Richard, George and Albert Schladoer.

 

Mr. Schladoer was a man of fine character and qualities and was esteemed and respected by all who knew him. His host of friends are joined by The News in extending sympathy to his family.

 

Source: Comfort News, December 25, 1952

 

More About Charles Schladoer:

Burial: December 20, 1952, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Census 1: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

Occupation: Retired Stock Farmer

 

Notes for Emma Doehne:

MRS. CHAS.SCHLADOER BURIED ON SUNDAY

 

Mrs. Charles Schladoer died at her home here Saturday evening after an illness of many months. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home of her son, Henry Schladoer. At the grave Mr. Robert Herbst read an obituary address in which he outlined the useful and exemplary life of the deceased. The Comfort Liedertafel sang two numbers and the body was consigned to the grave. The pallbearers were Egon Hoeke, Bruno Wallhoeffer of New Braunfels, Walter and Bernhard Doehne, Edwin Schladoer of San Antonio, Herbert Schladoer of Comfort, all nephews of the deceased. Mesdames Wm. Lich, Richard Dietert, Joe Grollimund, Leo Lindner, Robert Voigt and Wm. Reed acted as honorary pallbearers. The funeral was largely attended and the many floral offerings were beautiful.

 

Mrs. Schladoer, nee Emma Doehne, was born on December 12, 1865, at Smithson's Valley where she grew up and attended school. On December 25, 1889, she was married to Chas. Schladoer, and then the young couple moved to Comfort and located on the farm which has been their home ever since. Four children were born to this couple. One child died in infancy and a son, Robert, passed away in 1919. Besides the husband the deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. Erna Meckel and a son, Henry Schladoer both of Comfort, and five grandchildren. She leaves also three sisters, Mrs. Herman Stieler and Mrs. Alfred Thiele of New Braunfels, and Mrs. Richard Schladoer of Bandera; and three brothers, Julius and John Doehne of San Antonio and Ernst Doehne of New Braunfels. One sister, Miss Anna Doehne of San Antonio died two ears ago and a brother, Fritz Doehne of New Braunfels died in 1927, and a step-brother, Henry Wetz of San Antonio, died 14 years ago. Her mother, Katherine Gass Doehne died in 1894, and her father, John Doehne, in 1925.

 

Mrs. Schladoer was a good and industrious woman and had many friends who join the family in mourning her death.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Thursday, August 9, 1934

 

More About Emma Doehne:

Burial: August 05, 1934, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Cause of Death: Carcinoma of breast, metastis abdomen, etc.

Census 1: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

Occupation: Housewife

 

More About Charles Schladoer and Emma Doehne:

Marriage: December 25, 1889, Kendall County, Texas

Marriage license: Number 554

Officiant: Charles Oldrich, Justice of the Peace

Witness 1: Franz Heimer

Witness 2: Louise Haag

Children of Charles Schladoer and Emma Doehne are:

40 i. Robert5 Schladoer II, born September 13, 1890 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died July 10, 1919 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas.

 

Notes for Robert Schladoer II:

ROBERT SCHLADOER

 

In last week's issue of this paper a brief report was made of the death of Robert Schladoer, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schladoer, which occurred at the home of his parents on Thursday morning, July 10, at 5 o'clock-too late to be reported in last week's News.

 

The decedent had been in poor health for a long time, and since last winter when he suffered an attack of influenza he had been confined to his bed. The funeral took place from his parents' home Friday morning at 10 o'clock and the interment was made in the Comfort cemetery, where a large number of friends and relatives had assembled for the services which consisted of two songs by the Comfort Liedertafel and an obituary address delivered by W. Wiedenfeld paying tribute to the worth of the decedent and filled with consolation for the bereaved family. The pall-bearers were: Walter Pankratz, Ernst Doebbler, Alex Karger, Aug. Bartel, Louis Bohnert and Joe Bohnert. The offerings of flowers were beautiful. Among the assemblage at the grave were many persons from distant places.

 

Robert Schladoer was born at Comfort Sept. 13, 1890, and when old enough to start making his own way in the world he adopted the trade of blacksmith and later became a skilled machinist, specializing in automobile work. He started with Jos. Bader in 1912, when went to New Braunfels for a year and had been employed at Doebbler's Garage the past six years.

 

He was a young man of unusually steady habits, and was liked and respected by all who knew him.

 

He is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Henry Meckel, and one brother, Henry.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Friday, July 18, 1919

 

More About Robert Schladoer II:

Burial: July 11, 1919, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Cause of Death: Putts Disease

Census: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

41 ii. Erna Schladoer, born November 02, 1894; died March 04, 1984 in Kendall County, Texas. She married Henry Meckel December 03, 1919; born July 31, 1898; died March 1983.

 

Notes for Erna Schladoer:

OBITUARY: MRS. ERNA SCHLADOER MECKEL

 

Mrs. Erna Schladoer Meckel of Comfort passed away in a Boerne Nursing Home on Sunday March 4, 1984 at the age of 89 years. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Harry and Tina Meckel of Comfort and one brother, Henry Schladoer of Comfort.

 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 6, 1984 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Schaetter Funeral Home in Comfort, Rev. Wilbert Doerr officiating.

 

Interment was in the Comfort Cemetery.

 

Pallbearers were: Robert Schladoer, Fred Schladoer, Scott Schladoer, Jerry Flach, Earl Pankratz and Jimmie Pankratz.

 

Source: Comfort News, March 9, 1984

 

More About Erna Schladoer:

Burial: March 06, 1984, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

More About Henry Meckel:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Henry Meckel and Erna Schladoer:

Marriage: December 03, 1919

 

42 iii. Henry Schladoer, born December 22, 1898 in Cypress Creek, Texas; died May 10, 1992. He married Minnie Pfeiffer August 20, 1922 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; born September 02, 1896 in Cypress Creek, Texas; died June 16, 1969.

 

More About Henry Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Census 1: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

 

More About Minnie Pfeiffer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

Marriage Notes for Henry Schladoer and Minnie Pfeiffer:

SCHLADOER - PFEIFFER

 

On Sunday morning at (?-time cut off in clipping) o'clock Miss Minnie Pfeiffer and Henry Schladoer were quietly married at the home of Judge Lee Wallace at Kerrville.

 

The ceremony was performed by Judge Wallace, the only persons present being Louis Pfeiffer and Rob. Wiedenfeld of Comfort.

 

The bride was attired in white satin, with hat and accessories to match. Immediately after the ceremony the bridal party drove to the bride's parents', Mr. and Mrs Ernst Pfeiffer, on Cypress Creek, where a wedding dinner was served to members of the two families. Later in the evening the bride and groom drove to their home, the place which formerly belonged to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schladoer, who moved recently to their home near town.

 

The young couple were the recipients of many useful and pretty gifts.

 

From "The Comfort News"

August 31, 1922

 

More About Henry Schladoer and Minnie Pfeiffer:

Marriage: August 20, 1922, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

 

 

17. Richard4 Schladoer (Robert Johann Christian3, Gerhard Caspar Diderich2, Friederich1) was born January 01, 1872 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, and died May 12, 1943 in Bandera County, Texas. He married Ernestine Doehne September 16, 1893 in Comal County, Texas, daughter of Johann Doehne and Katharina Gass. She was born December 22, 1867 in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas, and died June 25, 1960 in Bandera County, Texas.

 

Notes for Richard Schladoer:

RICHARD SCHLADOER LAID TO REST AT BANDERA

 

Richard Schladoer, a native of Comfort, but a long-time resident of Bandera, passed away very suddenly at his home there last Wednesday morning. He had arisen, milked the cows and fed the chickens when he suffered a fatal heart attack.

 

Funeral services were held from his home Thursday afternoon under the direction of Mr. Plummer, mortician, and interment was made in the Bandera cemetery. Robt. C. Herbst of Comfort read an obituary in which he paid high tribute to the fine character and excellent qualities of this good man. The Comfort Mixed Choir sang a selection at the home and two songs at the grave. The pallbearers were Henry Schladoer, Ivan Schladoer, Walter Doehne, Oscar Heinen, Chris Jenschke and Arthur Pickens. The funeral was a large one and the many beautiful flowers were a tribute to the respect and esteem felt for the deceased.

 

Richard Schladoer was born at Comfort on January 1st, 1873, a son of Robert and Caroline Schladoer. He attended the Comfort public school and grew to manhood here. And on September 16th, 1895, he married Miss Ernestine Doehne of New Braunfels. The young couple lived here until 1920, when they moved to Bandera to make their home and have resided there ever since. Mr. Schladoer farmed all his life.

 

Mr. Schladoer is survived by his widow, three sons, Bennie and Ernst of Bandera, Edwin of San Antonio and two daughters, Mrs. Louis (Lena) Pfeiffer of Comfort and Mrs. Clarence (Annie) Ellsworth of San Antonio. Other survivors are six grandchildren and two brothers, Chas. Schladoer of Comfort and Albert Schladoer of San Antonio.

 

He was preceded in death by three sons, his parents, a brother, George Schladoer and a sister, Mrs. Auguste Grollimund, both of Comfort and 2 sisters who died in infancy.

 

Mr. Schladoer was a man of fine character and qualities and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.

 

The News joins his host of friends here in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

More About Richard Schladoer:

Burial: May 13, 1943, Bandera City Cemetary, Bandera, Texas

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Occupation: Farmer

 

Notes for Ernestine Doehne:

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. SCHLADOER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Ernestine Doehne Schladoer, who passed away at her home in Bandera on June 25th, 1960 after an illness of only 3 weeks, were held last Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Plummer Funeral home in Bandera, with services being conducted by Rev. Pecht of Comfort, also Robt. C. Herbst of Fredericksburg read an obituary in which he gave a resume of the long and useful life.

 

A choir of three ladies with Mrs. Selena Saur at the organ sang two songs in the funeral home.

 

The pallbearers were Milton Rogers, Ernest Elsworth, Richard Schladoer, Egon Hoeke, Henry Schladoer and Otto Gass.

 

The funeral was largely attended and many lovely flowers were a mute tribute to the affection felt for the deceased.

 

Mrs. Ernestine Doehne Schladoer was born at Smithson's Valley on December 22, 1867, daughter of Mr. John Doehne and Katherine Gass. She grew up there, attended the Smithson Valley school and on September 16 1893, she was married to Richard Schladoer of Comfort.

 

The young couple made their home in Comfort from 1893 to 1920 and then theyl moved to Bandera to Mason Creek and later moved to their present place.

 

Mrs. and Mrs. Schladoer were blessed with eight children, Johnny, Herman and Emil who died in childhood; Annie (Mrs. Elsworth) died in 1949 and the others who survive their beloved mother are Ernest and Bennie from Bandera, Edwin from San Antonio, and Lena (Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer) from Comfort. Other survivors are eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Ernst, John, Fritz, Julius Doehne and one stepbrother, Henry Wetz; sisters Annie Doehne, Louise Thiele, Minna Stieler and Emma Schladoer.

 

Mrs. Schladoer was a woman of fine character and was beloved by all who knew here. During her serious illness she bore her suffering cheerfully and with great fortitude.

 

Source: Comfort News, June 30, 1960

 

More About Ernestine Doehne:

Burial: June 26, 1960, Bandera City Cemetary, Bandera, Texas

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

More About Richard Schladoer and Ernestine Doehne:

Marriage: September 16, 1893, Comal County, Texas

Children of Richard Schladoer and Ernestine Doehne are:

43 i. John5 Schladoer, born November 24, 1895; died February 23, 1904.

 

More About John Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

44 ii. Ernest Schladoer, born August 17, 1898 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died March 03, 1966.

 

Notes for Ernest Schladoer:

SCHLADOER RITES HELD IN BANDERA

 

Funeral services for Ernest Schladoer of Bandera, who died at the V. A. Hospital on March 3, after a four-year illness, were held Saturday afternoon at the Plummer Funeral Home in Bandera.

 

The rites were conducted by Robert C. Herbst of Fredericksburg.

 

Schladoer was born in Comfort in 1898 and grew to manhood in the Comfort area before moving to Bandera in 1920.

 

His survivors include one brother, Edwin Schladoer of San Antonio and one sister, Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer of Comfort. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schladoer, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

 

Pallbearers were Milton Rogers, David Gass, Pat O'Neill, Pete Jenschke, Ernest Elsworth and Edgar Jenschke.

 

Source: Comfort News, March 10, 1966

 

More About Ernest Schladoer:

Burial: March 05, 1966, Bandera City Cemetary, Bandera, Texas

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

45 iii. Ben Schladoer, born June 15, 1900 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died December 11, 1961 in Bandera County, Texas. He married Fleta Juanita Joiner May 16, 1931 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas; born November 17, 1911 in Bandera County, Texas; died November 29, 2004 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas.

 

Notes for Ben Schladoer:

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR BENJAMIN SCHLADOER

 

Funeral services for Benjamin Schladoer, who passed away at his home in Bandera on December 11 after a heart ailment of 2 years, were held Tuesday afternoon, December 12 at 2 o clock from the Plummer Funeral Home in Bandera.

 

Services were conducted by Bro. J. Manley Reynolds. He also read the obituary in which he gave a resume of his useful life.

 

Benjamin Schladoer, better known as Bennie, was born at Comfort, Texas on June 15, 1900, the son of Richard and Ernestine Doehne Schladoer.

 

He grew up here and attended the Cypress Creek and Comfort schools. Later moving to Bandera, where he had been engaged in farming and ranching, also worked for a number of years at Goodenough Feed Store and later for Erlund Egg Co., in Bandera.

 

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Richard and Ernest of Bandera, two daughters, Bennie Jean O Neill of San Antonio, Lois Ann Schulte of Hondo, eight grandchildren, two brothers, Ernest of Bandera, Edwin of San Antonio, and one sister, Lena, Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer of Comfort. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister.

 

Source: Comfort News, December 21, 1961

 

 

HEART ATTACK CLAIMS LIFE OF BENNIE SCHLADOER, AGE 61

 

Bennie Schladoer died at his home in the Mason Creek community early Monday morning, December 11, 1961, from a heart attack and brought sorrow to hundreds of Hill Country relatives and friends. Mr. Schladoer had been ill with a heart condition for several months before his death.

 

Benjamin (Bennie) Schladoer was born in Comfort, Texas, on June 15, 1900, the son of Richard Schladoer and Ernestine Doehne Schladoer. He grew to young manhood in the Comfort community and moved to Bandera in 1920 with his parents. They settled in the Mason Creek community where they engaged in ranching and farming. Mr. Schladoer had made his home in that community since coming to the county. For a time he was employed with the Bandera Feed and Produce, but became ill and had to give up his work.

 

Mr. Schladoer and Miss Fleta Joiner were happily married and to this union was born two sons and two daughters.

Survivors include his sorrowing wife, Mrs. Fleta Schladoer; his sons, Richard and Ernest of Bandera; two daughters, Mrs. Pat O'Neill of San Antonio and Mrs. Alfred Schulte of Hondo; two brothers, Ernest Schladoer of Bandera and Edwin Schladoer of San Antonio; one sister, Mrs. Lena Pfeiffer of Comfort and eight grandchildren.

 

He was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

Funeral services were held at the Plummer Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday afternoon, December 12, at 2 p.m., with Rev. J. Manley Reynolds, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating and interment was made in the Bandera cemetery under the dirction of Plummer Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Willie Schmidt, Herman Mazurek, John Goodenough, Edwin Vawter, Pete Jenschke and Earl Davenport.

 

Friends and relatives here will miss the kindly influence of Mr. Schladoer. He was well known and highly esteemed here. He had many friends and was a good husband and father. The hundreds of beautiful flowers and the chapel filled with sorrowing friends gave mute evidence to his standing in community.

 

Source: Bandera Bulletin

 

CARD OF THANKS

 

We would like to take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks to our dear friends and relatives for their many acts of consolation and comfort during our sad hours at the loss of our beloved. We especially thank the pastor, Rev. J. Manley Reynolds, the Methodist Choir, those who brought food, those who sent cards and flowers, those who kept vigil at the funeral home where he slept, the pallbearers and above all those who offered prayers. May God bless each of you.

 

The Family of Bennie Schladoer

 

More About Ben Schladoer:

Burial: December 12, 1961, Bandera City Cemetary, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

Notes for Fleta Juanita Joiner:

Fleta Schladoer Elsworth

 

Mrs. Fleta Schladoer Elsworth, 93, formerly of Bandera, passed away Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 in a Fredericksburg care facility where she had been a resident several months. On Nov. 17, 1911, she was born in Bandera County to Leonidas "Lon" Joiner and Emma Gray Joiner.

 

She attended schools in Bandera area and was an accomplished young lady. In Boerne, on May 16, 1930, she married Bennie Schladoer, who preceded her in death on Dec. 10, 1961. About two years after his death, she sold their ranch on Lower Mason Creek and bought a home on the corner of Cherry and 14th Streets in Bandera. She resided there and cared for several aged people in her home until 1972 when she married Clarence Elsworth on Sept. 30, in San Antonio. After their marriage, they enjoyed traveling and visiting many places of interest. Mr. Elsworth passed away on Jan. 22, 1984. Mrs. Elsworth later moved to Kerrville where she resided seven years before she moved to Fredericksburg.

 

She is survived by two daughters: Bennie Jean O'Neill and husband, Patrick Ney of Pipe Creek and Lois Ann Schulte and husband, Alfred, Jr., of Kerrville; two sons, Richard Lon Schladoer and wife, Patricia Ann (Ritcheson) of Kerrville and Ernest Marvin Schladoer and wife, Vivian (Hay) of Bandera; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 step-sons, Joe, Jerry, and Edward Elsworth; a step-daughter, Wanda Jean Elsworth Robbins.

 

In addition to both husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Lee Lois Joiner Pickens; three grandchildren, Michael Ray Schulte, Julie Nell Schulte Donaldson and Wendy Lee Schladoer; and a great grandchild, Megan Elisabeth Tobin.

 

Mrs. Elsworth was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bandera where funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 2, 2004 with Pastor Karl Biermann officiating. Inter-ment followed in the Bandera Cemetery.

 

 

 

More About Fleta Juanita Joiner:

Burial: December 02, 2004, Bandera City Cemetery, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

More About Ben Schladoer and Fleta Joiner:

Marriage: May 16, 1931, Boerne, Kendall County, Texas

 

46 iv. Edwin Richard Schladoer, born July 28, 1902; died November 11, 1968 in Comal County, Texas. He married (1) Frieda Dennis Rogers June 18, 1930; born Unknown; died Unknown. He married (2) Sophie Woods Rogers July 23, 1965; born Unknown; died Unknown.

 

More About Edwin Richard Schladoer:

Burial: San Fernando Cemetery #2, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

 

More About Edwin Schladoer and Frieda Rogers:

Marriage: June 18, 1930

 

More About Edwin Schladoer and Sophie Rogers:

Marriage: July 23, 1965

 

47 v. Emil Schladoer, born May 30, 1904; died January 30, 1907.

 

Notes for Emil Schladoer:

CHILD BURNED TO DEATH

 

On Tuesday evening, Emil, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schladoer, was fatally burned while playing about a grass fire in a field on the place of Mr. John Doehne, father of Mrs. Schladoer, near New Braunfels, Texas.

 

The unfortunate child lingered in great agony until Wednesday morning when its sufferings were mercifully relieved by death.

 

The remains were brought to Comfort on Thursday's train and were interred in the Comfort cemetery.

 

From "The Comfort News"

February 1, 1907

 

More About Emil Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

48 vi. Carolina Schladoer, born February 07, 1906 in Waring, Kendall County, Texas; died March 13, 2000. She married Louis Pfeiffer February 07, 1928 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas; born September 05, 1900; died December 1981.

 

Notes for Carolina Schladoer:

WARING, TEXAS. Waring is on the banks of the Guadalupe River, seven miles downstream from Comfort and twelve miles north of Boerne in Kendall County. It was founded in 1887 and originally known as Waringford, when R. P. M. Waring, a native of Waringford, Ireland, provided a right-of-way for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway for its Kerrville line. In 1888 the post office from Windsor, a neighboring community, was moved across the Guadalupe River to Waringford. On February 10, 1901, the town's name was shortened to Waring. The population of Waring remained between 100 and 150 from 1890 until 1914, when it reached a high of 300. During these years the town had two general stores, a corn and grist mill, a gin, a stone quarry, a lumberyard, a hotel and boarding house, and several stores. Around 1950 the population decreased to eighty, and only a post office and two businesses remained. Train service was discontinued in 1970. In 1990 the population was seventy-three.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Eva Blaschke, comp, The Waring Story, Commissioned by the Waring Thimble Club (MS, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin, 1976).

 

Eva Blaschke

 

More About Carolina Schladoer:

Census 1: 1910, Kerr County, Texas

Census 2: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Louis Pfeiffer:

Obituary?: No

 

More About Louis Pfeiffer and Carolina Schladoer:

Marriage: February 07, 1928, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

 

49 vii. Herman Schladoer, born July 30, 1909; died August 16, 1909.

 

Notes for Herman Schladoer:

The two weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Rich. Schladoer died Monday, and was buried Tuesday in the Comfort cemetery. The child was at birth an unusually healthy and strong infant, and its death came as a distressing surprise to the parents.

 

From "The Comfort News"

August 20, 1909

 

More About Herman Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

50 viii. Annie Schladoer, born October 15, 1910 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died July 31, 1949 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married Clarence Lamar Elsworth February 07, 1938; born April 19, 1910 in Bulverde, Kendall County, Texas; died January 22, 1984 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

Notes for Annie Schladoer:

FUNERAL RITES TUESDAY FOR MRS. ELSWORTH

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Plummer Funeral Home for Mrs. Annie Schladoer Elsworth, of San Antonio, who passed away in a hospital in that city last Sunday. Deceased was born in Comfort, Texas, on October 15, 1910, and came to this county with her parents, the late Richard Schladoer, and Mrs. Schladoer, when she was a young girl. She lived in the Mason Creek community until her marriage to Clarence Elsworth, then made her home in San Antonio until her death. She is survived by her husband, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Ernest Ray, Gerry Lee and Edward Earl; the daughter, Wanda Jean, all of San Antonio; mother, Mrs. Richard Schladoer; brothers, Ernest, Bennie of Bandera; Edwin of San Antonio; one sister, Mrs. Lewis Pfeiffer of Comfort.

 

Active pall-bearers were J. C. Dugosh, Bandera; Paul Triss, Olin Brandt, Herbert Schladoer, of Comfort and Walter Doehne and Milton Rogers of San Antonio.

 

Rev. Pat Armstrong, Methodist minister from San Antonio, conducted the service and Luther Guest read the prayer.

 

A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends who came for the last rites and the lovely flowers gave mute evidence of the high esteem in which she was held by all who knew her. We join her many friends in offering condolence and sympathy to the bereaved ones.

 

Relatives and friends who came for the funeral were Mrs. Marinda Elsworth, of Boerne; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Elsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Guss Soell, Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Elsworth, Mrs. Ethel Poechernik all of New Braunfels; Mrs. Myrtle Borge and son, Michale, of San Leandro, California; Mrs. Irma Frieda and baby, Mrs. Johnny Knowlton, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frieda, Miss Thelma Jean Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. Olan Brandt, Mrs. A. G. Treff and sons, Ferdinal, Frederick and Henry, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Treff, all of San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Lux and children, Adeline, Alvin, Jr., Phillip Lemar, Harry Lee of Bulverde.

 

 

 

 

Friends and relatives that attended funeral of Mrs. Clarence Elsworth at Bandera August 2 were Messrs and Mesdames Henry Schladoer, Otto Bartel, Walter Nuernberger and daughter, Ivan Schladoer and sons, Robert Wiedenfeld, Otto Biermann and Herbert Schmidt, Mesdames Geo. Schladoer, W. E. Schoenert, Erna S. Meckel, Bondo Doebbler, and Alice Haufler, Messrs Gottf. Bohnert and Rich Boerner.

 

From "The Comfort News"

August 11, 1949

 

More About Annie Schladoer:

Burial: August 02, 1949, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Cause of Death: Suicide-drank lye solution

Census: 1920, Kerr County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

Notes for Clarence Lamar Elsworth:

CLARENCE ELSWORTH

 

Clarence Lamar Elsworth, 73, Bandera, died Jan. 22 in a San Antonio hospital. Born in Bulverde April 19, 1910, he was a construction worker. A member of Grace Lutheran Church, he was a Mason and a member of the Carpenters Local 14 in San Antonio.

 

Survivors include his wife, Fleta, Bandera; daughter, Wanda Jean Robbins, San Antonio; sons Ernest, Comfort, Jerry, San Antonio, and Edward, San Antonio.

 

Funeral services were held at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. J. David Doerfler officiating. He was buried at Bandera Cemetery with a Masonic Graveside Rite.

 

More About Clarence Lamar Elsworth:

Burial: Bandera City Cemetery, Bandera, Bandera County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

Occupation: Carpenter

 

More About Clarence Elsworth and Annie Schladoer:

Marriage: February 07, 1938

 

 

18. George4 Schladoer (Robert Johann Christian3, Gerhard Caspar Diderich2, Friederich1) was born September 18, 1877, and died December 07, 1941. He married Emma Mertz September 11, 1901 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas. She was born July 09, 1880 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, and died June 14, 1969.

 

Notes for George Schladoer:

GEORGE SCHLADOER DIED SUDDENLY SUNDAY

 

George Schladoer, a highly respected citizen of the Block Creek community, passed away suddenly at this home there on Sunday night of a heart attack. Mr. Schladoer had been in poor health for some time, but his condition appeared to have improved recently and his sudden death was a great shock to his family and friends.

 

Funeral rites were held on Tuesday afternoon from the Schaetter and Lindner Funeral Home. The Comfort Liedertafel sang a selection at the Funeral Home and another at the Comfort cemetery, where interment was made. At the grave Rob. C. Herbst read an obituary in which he paid tribute to the fine character of the deceased. The pallbearers were Louis Pfeiffer, Emil Grollimund, Ernest, Benjamin, Edwin and Henry Schladoer. The many beautiful floral offerins were a mute tribute to the esteem and affection felt for Mr. Schladoer.

 

George Schladoer was born on September 18th, 1877, at Comfort, a son of Robert and Caroline Schladoer. He grew up here, attended the Comfort school, and on September 11, 1902, was married in Kerrville to Miss Emmie Mertz of Comfort. This couple was blessed with three children, who with their mother, survive the beloved husband and devoted father. They are Mrs. Walter (Linda) Nuernberger of Comfort, Herbert Schladoer of Van Raub and Ivan Schladoer of Comfort. Other survivors are three grandchildren, three brothers, Chas. Schladoer of Comfort, Rich. Schladoer of Bandera and Albert Schladoer of San Antonio, and one sister, Mrs. Auguste Grollimund of Comfort. He was preceded in death by his parents, by a sister and two brothers who died in infancy.

 

Mr. Schladoer was respected and esteemed by everyone who knew him for this many fine traits, and The News is joined by his host of friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Thursday, December 11, 1941

 

More About George Schladoer:

Burial: December 09, 1941, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion (sudden)

Medical Information: Long-standing stomach ulcers

 

More About Emma Mertz:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

More About George Schladoer and Emma Mertz:

Marriage: September 11, 1901, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas

Officiant: September 11, 1901, E. H. Turner, Justice of the Peace

Children of George Schladoer and Emma Mertz are:

51 i. Herbert5 Schladoer, born November 12, 1903 in Kerr County, Texas; died May 17, 1957 in Van Raub, Kendall County, Texas. He married Erna Agold December 01, 1935 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas; born July 31, 1911 in Kendall County, Texas.

 

Notes for Herbert Schladoer:

HERBERT SCHLADOER LAID TO REST MAY 19

 

Comfort friends and relatives were saddened Maly 17, when it became known that Herbert Schladoer, a former resident of this area had passed away at his home at Van Raub of a heart attack.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, May 19, at Ebensberger Funeral Home in Boerne, with Robt. C. Herbst of Fredericksburg officiating, and reading an obituary in which he paid high tribute to this good man.

 

Interment was in the Boerne cemetery, and pallbearers were Rud. Agold, Henry Schladoer, Ben Schladoer, Hilmar Bergmann, Roy Gombert and Edwin Stahl.

 

Herbert Schladoer was born in Kerr County near Comfort on November 12, 1903, a son a George and Emmie Mertz Schladoer, and was reared on a farm at Block Creek. He attended the Brownsboro school there.

 

On December 1, 1935, he married Miss Erna Agold at Boerne, and they lived on several farms before settling on their own farm near Van Raub in 1940.

 

For about 18 years Schladoer worked at Camp Stanley until about three months ago when his health began to fail.

 

Survivors are his widow, two children, Sandra and Fred of Van Raub, his aged mother and one sister, Mrs. Walter (Linda) Nuernberger of Comfort.

 

He was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 7, 1941, and a brother, Ivan Schladoer, on Dec. 31, 1956.

 

The News joins his host of friends in extending sympathy to the family in their loss.

 

Source: Comfort News, May 30, 1957

 

More About Herbert Schladoer:

Burial: May 19, 1957, Boerne Cemetery, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: Yes

 

More About Herbert Schladoer and Erna Agold:

Marriage: December 01, 1935, Boerne, Kendall County, Texas

 

52 ii. Linda Schladoer, born 1905; died July 04, 1989 in Gillespie County, Texas. She married Walter Nuernberger Unknown; born 1905; died February 05, 1988 in Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas.

 

More About Linda Schladoer:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

Notes for Walter Nuernberger:

 

 

 

More About Walter Nuernberger:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Walter Nuernberger and Linda Schladoer:

Marriage: Unknown

 

53 iii. Ivan G. Schladoer, Sr., born December 23, 1910 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas; died December 31, 1956 in Kendall County, Texas. He married Dora Johanna Barth October 18, 1939 in Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas; born December 07, 1909 in Gillespie County, Texas; died November 03, 1988 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

 

Notes for Ivan G. Schladoer, Sr.:

IVAN SCHLADOER LAID TO REST HERE WED. AFTERNOON

 

Residents of this area were shocked Monday night when it was learned that Ivan Schladoer had passed away about 5 o'clock that evening of a heart attack, while dressing a buck he had just shot.

 

He and Fritz Raute had gone out into the Schladoer pastures on Block Creek for a hunt and agreed to meet at a certain place at sundown. Raute heard Schladoer's shots, and when he was not at the agreed-upon spot, Raute went on to the Schladoer home, believing Ivan had gone home.

 

When he was not at home, a search was instituted, and Schladoer was found slumped over the carcass of the buck, which he had gutted.

 

Justice of the Peace Bernard Stieler was summoned and it was decided cause of death was a heart attack. Ivan had suffered with a severe attack some years ago.

 

Funeral rites were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Schaetter Funeral Home, the Rev. M. J. Lorfing officiating. The Comfort Mixed Choir rendered several selections.

 

Interment was in the Comfort Cemetery and pallbearers were Alex Marquart, Bodo Seidensticker, Fritz Raute, Max Rausch, Wilfred Agold and Herbert Hennings.

 

The many beautiful flowers were mute testimony to the respect and esteem felt for this fine young man.

 

Ivan Schladoer was born on Dec. 23, 1910 in the Block Creek* community, the youngest child of George and Emmie Mertz Schladoer. He attended the Brownsboro school and grew up there.

 

On Oct. 18, 1939, he married Miss Dora Barth of Grapetown at the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.

 

The young couple made their home with his parents on Block Creek, and two sones, I. G. and Rovert Dave were born to them.

 

He leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife, the two sons, his aged mother, one brother, Herbert Schladoer of Boerne, and a sister, Mrs. Walter (Linda) Neurnberger of Comfort.

 

He was preceded in death by his father in 1941.

 

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family of this fine young man who was cut down in the prime of manhood.

 

Source: Comfort News, January 3, 1957

 

*BLOCK CREEK, TEXAS. Block Creek was a small community on the east bank of Block Creek and the old Comfort to Fredericksburg road, 2 miles north of Farm Road 473 and some eight miles northeast of Comfort in western Kendall County. It was settled, in part, by Freethinkers. A post office opened at Block Creek in 1884 and closed in 1895. In 1890 the community had fifteen residents. The Block Creek school had opened by around 1900 and remained the focus of a common school district until 1949, when it became part of the Comfort Independent School District. In 1913 the Fredericksburg and Northern Railway established a flag stop in Block Creek to benefit nearby Hillingdon Ranch. Two or three houses marked the community on county highway maps in the late 1940s, but by the 1980s these were no longer shown on maps of the area.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Kendall County Historical Commission, A History of Kendall County, Texas (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).

 

Melissa G. Wiedenfeld

 

More About Ivan G. Schladoer, Sr.:

Burial: January 02, 1957, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Cause of Death: Heart Failure

Obituary?: Yes

Occupation: Farmer

 

More About Dora Johanna Barth:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

Obituary?: No

 

More About Ivan Schladoer and Dora Barth:

Marriage: October 18, 1939, Holy Ghost Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas

 

 

19. Albert4 Schladoer (Robert Johann Christian3, Gerhard Caspar Diderich2, Friederich1) was born November 28, 1880 in Comfort, Kendall County, Texas, and died December 12, 1945 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married Ella Spenrath July 22, 1909 in Kendall County, Texas. She was born December 12, 1889, and died December 18, 1972.

 

Notes for Albert Schladoer:

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ALBERT SCHLADOER

 

Albert Schladoer, a native of Comfort who has been a resident of San Antonio for many years, passed away at his home there Wednesday morning, December 12th. The remains were brought to Comfort and interred in the cemetery here on Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held at the Schaetter & Lindner Funeral Home, where E. J. Richte of San Antonio read an obituary, in which he paid high tribute to the deceased. A chorus of mixed voices sang a selection at the Funeral Home and another at the grave, where Mr. Richte read the ritual of the Hermann Sons, Mr. Schladoer having been a long time member of that Order. Pallbearers were Paul Jenschke, E. H. Neimeyer, John Schumann, Harold Englehardt, Paul Herrting and Fred Pfeiffer. The many lovely flowers were a tribute to the esteem in which this good man was held.

 

Alfter Schladoer was born at Comfort on November 28, 1880, a son of the late Robert and Lina Schladoer. He attended the Comfort School and grew to manhood here and on July 22, 1909, he was married to Miss Ella Spenrath. They moved to San Antonio about 27 years ago and have resided there ever since.

 

Mr. Schladoer is survived by his widow and one brother, Chas. Schladoer of Comfort. He was preceeded in death by his parents, a sister, Mrs. Auguste Grollimund and two brothers, George and Richard Schladoer.

 

Mr. Schladoer was a fine man and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. The News is joined by his many friends in extending sympathy to his bereaved family.

 

From "The Comfort News"

Thursday, December 20, 1945

 

More About Albert Schladoer:

Burial: December 13, 1945, Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

More About Ella Spenrath:

Burial: Comfort City Cemetery, Comfort, Kendall County, Texas

 

More About Albert Schladoer and Ella Spenrath:

Marriage: July 22, 1909, Kendall County, Texas

Marriage license: Number 1218

Officiant: Chas. A. Fellbaum, Justice of the Peace

Child of Albert Schladoer and Ella Spenrath is:

54 i. Infant5 Schladoer, born April 29, 1912 in Kendall County, Texas; died April 29, 1912 in Kendall County, Texas.

 

More About Infant Schladoer:

Cause of Death: Stillborn

 

 

24. Frederick Heinrich4 Schlador II (William3, Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born September 22, 1882 in Bandera County, Texas, and died January 03, 1959 in San Diego County, California. He married Julia C. ? Unknown. She was born Unknown, and died Aft. 1959.

 

Notes for Frederick Heinrich Schlador II:

From the San Diego Union, Jan 6 & 7, 1959

 

Schlador, Fred H. Husband of Julia C. Schlador. Father of Mrs. Evelyn Simon. Brother of Mrs. Amelia Madigan. 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Services Wednesday 12 noon, Greenwood Mortuary, under auspices of S. D. Lodge No. 35, F&AM. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum.

 

More About Frederick Heinrich Schlador II:

Burial: June 07, 1959, Greenwood Mausoleum, San Diego County, California

Obituary?: Yes

 

More About Frederick Schlador and Julia ?:

Marriage: Unknown

Children of Frederick Schlador and Julia ? are:

55 i. Paul Raymond5 Schlador, born July 09, 1909 in California; died December 23, 1944 in San Bernardino County, California. He married Lois Burrus Unknown; born Abt. 1921.

 

More About Paul Schlador and Lois Burrus:

Marriage: Unknown

 

56 ii. Evelyn Schlador, born Unknown.

 

 

27. Elizabeth4 Schlador (Samuel3, Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born March 01, 1881 in Texas, and died January 31, 1983 in Los Angeles County, California. She married ? Gadden Unknown. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

 

More About ? Gadden:

Obituary?: No

 

More About ? Gadden and Elizabeth Schlador:

Marriage: Unknown

Child of Elizabeth Schlador and ? Gadden is:

57 i. Edward Chandler5 Gadden, born June 16, 1906 in California; died December 31, 1987 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

 

30. William4 Schlador II (Samuel3, Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born March 27, 1892 in California, and died September 18, 1973 in Circle City Hospital, Corona, California. He married Tillie Antunez Unknown. She was born April 05, 1897 in California, and died June 26, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

More About William Schlador II:

Burial: September 21, 1973, Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California

Cause of Death: Hemorrhage from Pancreas to Duodenal artery

Funeral Home: Grimes Funeral Home

Occupation: Machinist-10 yrs w/Shaw Machine & Tools Co.

 

More About Tillie Antunez:

Obituary?: No

 

More About William Schlador and Tillie Antunez:

Marriage: Unknown

Children of William Schlador and Tillie Antunez are:

58 i. Edna5 Schlador, born July 04, 1910; died June 1978 in Norco, Riverside County, California. She married Edward Fleming Unknown; born February 01, 1907; died April 1984 in Norco, Riverside County, California.

 

More About Edward Fleming and Edna Schlador:

Marriage: Unknown

 

59 ii. William H. Schlador, born October 19, 1914; died December 18, 1999 in Riverside County, California.

60 iii. Charles Lee Schlador, born June 28, 1921. He married Detta June Eckles June 28, 1938; born May 28, 1921 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

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Marriage: June 28, 1938

 

 

39. Alice May4 Chandler (Magdalena3 Schlador, Friederich Henrich2, Friederich1 Schladoer) was born July 22, 1892, and died 1984. She married Roger Goodan October 23, 1915. He was born Unknown, and died Unknown.

 

More About Alice May Chandler:

Obituary?: No

 

More About Roger Goodan:

Obituary?: No

 

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Marriage: October 23, 1915

Children of Alice Chandler and Roger Goodan are:

61 i. Ruth Constance5 Goodan, born Unknown.

 

More About Ruth Constance Goodan:

Obituary?: No

 

62 ii. David Chandler Goodan, born Unknown.

 

More About David Chandler Goodan:

Obituary?: No