Friday, July 10, 2020

Hugo Emil Klaerner

Hugo Emil Klearner, the son of Alfred Klaerner and Emma McDougall, was born on 15 October 1908 in Fredericksburg, TX (1).


Hugo attended Live Oak School (for 6 years), north of Lady Bird Park. When he was 12, Hugo learned to play musical instruments. Soon the young man whose, nickname was "Dutch" or "Hoog", started his career as a pitcher.

In 1923, he pitched for the first time during a sandlot game. In 1929, he tried his luck with San Antonio Indians. Hugo paid with his own money for the training which took part in Laredo. During the training, the man broke his right-hand ring finger. The contusion never healed well and the finger (after several rebreaking injuries) got stiff. Thanks to that, Hoog was able to pitch a ball with a certain unusual spin which was named "the slider".


In 1935, Hugo Emil Klaerner married Miss Esther Louis Peterman, daughter of Edward William Petermann and Anna Mueller. The marriage took place in Longview, TX. At that time Hugo pitched for Longview Cannibals.

A year later, he was one of the players who participated in the first-ever Texas League All-Stars Game.


Mr. Klaerner was engaged with his baseball career for 27 years until the 1940s.

Later, from 1951 to 1981, he was Gillespie County Sherriff.

Hugo Emil Klaerner

He was the third County Sheriff in the family. His father Alfred "Smokey" Klaerner held the same position from 1918 to 1920 and from 1925 to 1943. Hugo's uncle, Mr. John Klearner served as County Sherriff for ten years from 1900 to 1910.

H. E. Klearner loved music - he played accordion, E-flat hornet, and tuba. was a member of the Pehl's Old Time Brass Band for many years. Besides that, Mr. Klaerner also sang in the Arion's Men Choir and the Zion Lutheran Church Choir.

"Dutch" passed on 3 February 1982. He was survived by his wife Ester, four sons (Travis, Tommy, Carlos, and Patrick), and a daughter Evelyn. His other daughter Gladys Virginia passed away in 1941.

Resources:

1. "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VX96-31W : 4 April 2020), Hugo Emil Klaerner, 15 Oct 1908; citing Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States, certificate 75776, Texas Department of Health, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,380,570.

Paper Clippings including the photograph: 
Dietel, Norman J. The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 67, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, February 12, 1982, newspaper, February 12, 1982; Harper, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1035193/: accessed July 10, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harper Library

"Our Way of Life. Voices of Gillespie County in the 1970s.", Philip O'Bryan Montgomery III, Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg, Texas, 2013.
 





Monday, July 6, 2020

Gustav Alfred Basse

Mr. Gustav A. Basse once said that many young people do not know the hardships which older generations had*. That thought seems to be always relevant.

Gustav Alfred Basse (b. 22 April 1895 in Fredericksburg) was a pupil of Pecan Creek School, later he attended Fredericksburg High School. When WW1 came, Gustav was drafted and stationed in Baltimore, he was in charge of the ammunition place (1).


After the honorable discharge, before coming home, Mr. Basse traveled to see various big cities in the north of the country. He decided to become a teacher and studied at the University of Texas where he was also captain of a wrestling team and a member of the T Association (related to sports).

Gustav Alfred Basse graduated from the university in 1922 with a BBA degree (he was the first in his family who completed university studies), by then he had changed his mind regarding his future career as he felt he did not like living in a big city. Therefore he came back home and together with his brother, Gus ran his father's farm. During the years, he expanded it from 160 to 1600 acres.

Gustav married Miss Lina Cora Evers in 1927 (1).


After her death in 1955, the man married Estella Treibs Keyser.

Mr. Basse was Pecan Creek School trustee and a member of the following organizations:
Baron Creek Schuetzen Verein,
Gillespie County Fair Association,
Gillespie County Historical Society,
and the Louis Jordan post of the American Legion.

Gus Basse also worked as secretary of the Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg.
He loved ranching and the land where he lived.


Gustav Alfred Basse passed on 3 July 1994.

His father  Adolph Friedrich Basse (b. 7 Oct. 1849, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, TX/d. 20 Oct. 1919) married Miss Emma Caroline Schnerr (b. 20 April 1855, Gillespie, TX/25 Feb. 1956, Fredericksburg, TX), daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Schnerr (a German nobleman) and Elisabeth Emma Schneider. The ceremony took place on 14 Nov. 1875 (3).

Gus' grandfather from his father's side was Heinrich Stefan Wilhelm Basse (b. 9 Oct. 1804, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany/d. 10 Jan. 1865, Fredericksburg, TX) was a German minister. The latter one became Fredricksburg's first Protestant pastor - he celebrated the first mass in the Verein Kirche.

The family tree branch


Gus A Basse
his father Friedrich Basse
his brother William Basse (b. 2 Feb. 1852/d. 2 April 1914)
his wife Louise Wahrmund (b. 1855/d. 1897)
her sister Mathilde (Wahrmund) Meckel (b. 20 Feb. 1859/d. 17 Sept. 1913)
her husband Heinrich Bernard Meckel (16 May 1854/d. 16 March 1909)
his mother Henriette (Luckenbach) Meckel (b. 13 Oct. 1829, Stein, Marienburg, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia/d. 17 Sept. 1917, Fredericksburg, TX)
her brother Friedrich Wilhelm Luckenbach (b. 14 Sept. 1823, , Marienburg, Hesse-Nassau, Prussia/d. 24 Feb. 19122, San Antonio, Bexar, TX)
his son Louis Carl Luckenbach (b. 25 Oct. 1882, Willow City, Gillespie, TX/d. 20 Feb. 1975, , San Antonio, Bexar, TX)
his wife Jeannie Katherine (Hart) Luckenbach (b. 20 Dec. 1887, Bexar, TX/d. 28 April 1958)
her sister Elizabeth (Hart) Angel
her husband Rufus Monroe Angel - our 3rd cousin 4 times removed

Sources:

*"Our Way of Life. Voices of Gillespie County in the 1970s.", Philip O'Bryan Montgomery III, Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg, Texas, 2013.

1. "Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV18-8THK: 13 March 2018), Gustav Alfred Basse, 26 Jun 1918; citing Military Service, Fredericksburg, Texas, United States, Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin.
2. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8B-SZL2: 10 December 2017), Gustov A Basse and Cora L Eueno, 04 May 1927; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 1,764,045.
3. "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK1Y-QVD : 22 January 2020), Adolph Basse, 1875.




Saturday, July 4, 2020

Karl Heinrich Nimitz Jr.

Tons have been written about Admiral Nimitz and his ancestors. I am adding just a few lines to it.

Karl Heinrich Nimitz built the first part of his hotel in 1846 which was a one-story, wooden building. Later he continued expanding the structure and gradually add another one-story part (made of stone) to the wooden section, and then "the steamboat" section was put on as well. The stone part was used as a saloon. The hotel had its ballroom too.




Don H. Bigges writes in his book "German Pioneers in Texas" (1) that Karl liked practical jokes and was a practical joker himself. According to a story mentioned in the book, once a guest died in his hotel. The man's relatives wrote to Mr. Nimitz and asked him to have the body of the dead man embalmed and sent him back home. The hotel owner wished to fulfill that request but since the embalmment was not available, he gutted the body himself and smoked cured the body. Afterward, the remains were shipped where the hotel guest came from. Of course, it was just a joke, told by Karl to his friends Mr. Mogford and Judge O. A. Cooley who were practical jokers too.

The story and the joke was described in the article published in The Banner-Leader on 12 May 911, after Karl's death. To enlarge the clipping simply click on it.




Clipping source: Shepherd, C.P. The Banner-Leader. (Ballinger, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, May 12, 1911, newspaper, May 12, 1911; Ballinger, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1184157/: accessed July 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carnegie Library of Ballinger.


Karl Heinrich Nimitz, son of Karl Heinrich Nimitz Sr., sea merchant, and Miss Dorothea Magdalena Dressler was born on 9 Nov. 1826 in Bremen, Germany. Following his parents, Karl Jr. emigrated to America, South Carolina in 1844. Later, in 1846, he moved to Texas with other German colonists.

Karl H. Jr. married Miss Sophia Mueller on 2 February 1848 in Bexar County, TX(2).

He passed on 28 April 1911 and was buried in Fredericksburg.



Clipping source: The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 2, 1911, newspaper, May 2, 1911; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth604917/: accessed July 4, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; .


The person who leads us in the family tree to that very, very distant and indirect branch line is again Mr. Rufus Monroe Angel - our 3d cousin once removed.

Here how it goes:

Karl Heinrich Nimitz
his daughter Anna Bertha (Nimitz) Nauwald
her daughter Anna (Nauwald) Luckenbach
her husband Friedrich Luckenbach
his brother Louis Karl Luckenbach
his wife Jeannie Katherine Hart
her sister Elizabeth (Hart) Angel
her husband Rufus Monroe Angel - our 3rd cousin once removed
his father James Monroe Angel
his mother Elizabeth Sarah (Gant) Angel
her father Benjamin Thomas Gant
his brother Jacob Rippy Gant - our great-great-grandfather.


Sources:
1. "German Pioneers in Texas", Don H. Biggers, Gillespie County Edition, Press of the Fredericksburg Publishing Co., 1925.
2. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL83-XXL : 4 November 2017), Chas Henry Nimitz and Sophia Muller, 02 Feb 1848; citing Bexar, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 24,917.




Friday, June 26, 2020

Wahrmund Family - More Stories

In one of the previous posts, I mentioned William Wahrmund's house. There is another Wahrmund house in Fredericksburg, TX. The other one belonged to Mr. George Wahrmund who lived there with his wife Elise and their children.

George Wahrmund was born on 18 Dec. 1853 (1), he was the son of Mr. Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Miss Susanne Ressemann. George became a cabinet maker. On 10 July 1875 (2), 22-year-old George and his year younger fiancee Miss Elise Schmidt (the daughter of Jacob Smith) were issued a marriage license.



The young ones married on the next day (3). A year later the house in Fredericksburg was built.


In two of its front rooms, Elise ran a millinery dressmakers shop. The couple had at least three children - girls Louise (b.1877), Edna (b. 1881) and Olivia (b.1866).

Around 1925, the family moved to San Antonio where they lived at 120 St. Dennis St. the house probably still stands there.

George passed on 1 September 1937 due to apoplexy (4). Elise lived 6 years longer. She died on 20 July 1943.

his parents  Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Before I close the last post related to the Wahrmund family, two more newspaper notes:

  • It happened on Thursday, 13 August 1942. Mr. Hilmar Alfred Wahrmund boldly dealt with a chicken snake and saved his two daughters Viola Laura (b. 1924) and Mary Welma (b. 1928).


Clipping source: The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 27, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, August 14, 1942, newspaper, August 14, 1942; Harper, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth896858/: accessed June 26, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harper Library

his parents Frank Wahrmund (b. 1859, Tivydale, Gillespie, TX) and Margarethe Fiedler (b. 1861)
his grandparents Carl August Ernst "Henry" Wahrmund  and Dorothea Juenke (b. 1833, Brunswick, Germany)
his great-grandfather Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)

I wrote more about Mr. Hilmar in that post.

  • A car accident which occurred due to a flat tire, on Sunday, at the end of August 1943 left Mr. Ernst Carl August Wahrmund and his wife Ida Karoline slightly injured. Leroy who was driving the car was the couple's son Leroy Willie (b. 1924).

Clipping source: The Harper Herald (Harper, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, September 3, 1943, newspaper, September 3, 1943; Harper, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth896916/: accessed June 26, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Harper Library.

A few years later, Leroy was enlisted for the Panama Canal Department and served int the Air Forces.  You can read more details related to his registration here.

Louis grandparents Louis Wahrmund and Bertha Kott
his great-grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Resources:
1, 4. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3HP-8VT : 13 March 2018), George Wahrmund, 01 Sep 1937; citing certificate number 44552, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,117,298.
2. "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGC-VL9 : 22 December 2016), George Wahrmund and Elise Schmidt, 10 Jul 1875; citing Gillespie, Texas, United States, county courthouses, Texas; FHL microfilm 982,801
3. "Texas Marriages, 1837-1973", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VK1T-FVQ : 22 January 2020), George Wahrmund, 1875.




Sunday, June 21, 2020

Brown Vest Mystery

Have you ever experienced anything strange you could not or found difficult to explain?
Here is my story.

2012 - second half of the year

I bought a winter piece of clothing in an online store in Poland. A nice and warm vest it was - a piece of clothing good for chilly winter days. In Texas, however, the vest spent most of the time in the closet - warm Texas climate/winters made it stay there, resting on a hanger.



2020 - wintertime

Last winter I came across a folded piece of the paper which had been hidden in the inner folding of the vest.

The folded paper had been hidden in that corner like in a pocket

The paper had been stuck there for all those years. I was stunned when I saw what was written on it. The piece contained some information written in Polish about a late lady by the name of Zdzisława Piekarczyk. Here is the translation of the text.

March 5, 2011 age 70 Zdzisława Piekarczyk

- survived by husband Tadeusz, daughters Jola, and Ania, grandson Alex
- in 1 and a half months she would have celebrated a golden wedding anniversary
- raised in the Truth, baptism 1951, mom learned the Truth straight after the war


What was she like?

Modest, humble, easy-going
- hospitable (Pioneers, NP ???)
- selfless (served meals at a construction site)
- supported her husband who served as an elder



Here is the other side of the paper.


When I found the note I had a feeling that it was me who was meant to find it.

How come?

I have no idea.

I have no idea who the lady was and why somebody placed that note in the vest folding.
What religious group did Mrs. Zdzisława join? Was it JW or maybe some other congregation?
I am also not sure about (Pioneers, NP). In Poland, there were no Pioneers (the youth organization which worked and was popular in Russia). However, we did have Polish scouts. Maybe Zdzisława was a girl scout? Another thing is the NP acronym - no clue what it was supposed to mean.

Certainly, the note was written by one of the late Mrs. Piekarczyk's daughter.

How did the paper end up in there/ beneath the vest folding?

Here are my ideas for possible explanations.

1. The daughter worked in a packing facility of the online store and placed the note as a memento, to make her mother be remembered/share the word about her?

2. The vest was bought earlier by somebody else. Maybe then it was worn by the daughter at Mrs. Piekarczyk's funeral or memorial service. The previous lady used the folding as a pocket, where she kept the eulogy ready to be read at the service. Later, the note was forgotten and the vest was returned to the online store?

How it really was I have no clue. The other side of the paper is a mystery too. The names and the numbers look like some kind of a register. Is it a part of a cemetery register? I have tried to find those names (including a Zdzisława Piekarczyk) in the online records of Polish graveyards but did not succeed. I guess, the paper will remain a just stunning mystery.




Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wahrmund Family - Veterans, Wars & Records

Some time ago, doing my research related to the Wahrmund family, I came across Veterans of Gillespie County Photo Album. It inspired me to find out more about those Wahrmund men who served in the Army, fought in wars, or were exempted from the service because of various life circumstances. Here is the result of my work.

All the men mentioned below were related. To understand better the family connections they shared, I gave the details regarding the family line of each one of them (besides the Gillespie County pioneers whom I wrote about in the two previous posts).


Civil War

Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund
 - CSA - Eighth (Taylor's) Battalion, Cavalry (Taylor's Battalion, Mounted Rifles)  - 1862 (1)
Company C
Rank in: Sergeant
Rank out: Sergeant

 - CSA  - First (Yager's) Cavalry (First Mounted Rifles) (2)
Company E
Rank in: Sergeant
Rank out: First Lieutenant


Carl Heinrich "Emil" Wahrmund Sr.
- Corp.-TST 1861; Pvt. Co. A, Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST 186


Wilhelm L. "William" Wahrmund
- Eighth (Taylor's) Battalion, Cavalry (Taylor's Battalion, Mounted Rifles)  - 1862 (3)
Company C
Soldier's Rank In - Private
Soldier's Rank Out - Private

 - 1st Regiment, Texas Confederate Cavalry (Yager's) (1st Mounted Rifles) - 1862 (4)
Company: E
Soldier's Rank In - Private
Soldier's Rank Out - Musician


William Daniel Ferdinand Sr. Wahrmund
 - Capt. Co. A., Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST - 1864


Wahrmund, Ludwig "Louis"
- Private - Minute Company for Gillespie County TST 1861; Pvt. Co. A., Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST

  Indian Wars

Edward I Wahrmund (b. 6 Feb. 1856, Fredericksburg, TX/d. 31 July 1932, San Antonio, Bexar, TX) - served with Capt. Callan's Company, enlisted in 1878, discharged in 1879, St. Louis, Missouri. (5).


Edward's family line
his wife Miss Anna Marshall - they married on 17 January 1879 (6)
his parents Phillip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanna Ressemann
his great-grandfather Johann Christian Wahrmund

 

Frank (Franz) Wahrmund (b. 9 Nov. 1859, Tivydale, Gillespie, TX/d. 15 May, 1937 in Harper, Gillespie, TX), Edward's cousin. Frank served as a Texas Minute Man from 1876 to 1884 (7).


Frank's wife was Miss Margarethe Fiedler, they married on 26 March 1883 (8).


Frank's family line
his parents Carl August Ernst "Henry" Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-grandfather Johann Christian Wahrmund

 

 

War with Spain

Albert August Wahrmund (b. Jan.1881/d. 26 Nov. 1917) - served with Company K, Second Arkansas Infantry (9).


Albert was probably seriously wounded during the war - see the copy of the record below (10).


his wife Cora Hoerster m. 24 Oct. 1904 in Bexar County, Texas (11)


his parents August Wahrmund and Freda Fanny Shield
his grandparents  Carl Heinrich "Emil" Wahrmund and Auguste Zander
his great-grandfather Johann Christian Wahrmund

WWI

Egon Carl Wahrmund (b. 14 August 1890/d. 18 March 1979, Dallas, Dallas, TX)

Registered in 1917 (12)


Date of birth: 14 August 1890, Fredericksburg, Texas
Home Address: Fredericksburg, Texas
Worked as a musician in Strout's Band
Employed by: Earl Strout, Band Master
Previous Military Servis: 1st Musician in US Navy (4 years)
Physical features: Medium height, medium built, brown eyes and brown hair

Egon served with 142 Infantry Company K
Enlisted 31 June 1917, discharged 17 June 1919 (13)


his wife Leone Emily Ohlson
his parents Max Wilhelm Wahrmund and Sophie Weyrich
his grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanna Ressemann
his great-grandfather Johann Christian Wahrmund


Kurt Gus Adolph Wahrmund (b. 7 August 1893, Fredericksburg, TX/d. 17 Dec. 1974, Fredericksburg, TX), Egon's brother

Private - 165th Depot Brigade to 18 May 1918, Ordnance Corps to 7 August 1918, 68th Artillery Coast Artillery Corps till his honorable discharge on 27 March 1919 (14).


Registered in 1917 (14)


Date of birth: 7 August 1893, Fredericksburg, Texas
Home Address: Fredericksburg, Texas
Worked as a shoe repairer
Employed by: A H Maier
Single
Physical features: tall, slender, gray eyes and light hair

his wife Bertha Ingenhuett m. 4 August 1919 (15)
son of  Max Wahrmund (b. 1863, Fredericksburg, TX) and Sophie Weyrich (b. 1861)
his grandparents Philip Ludwig "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanna Ressemann (b. 1827, Germany)
great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Hilmar Albert Wahrmund (b. 20 January 1879, Petersburg, Hale, Texas/d. 22 Nov. 1981, Harper, Gillespie, TX)

Private at Company E 136 Infantry till his honorable discharge on 19 Dec. 1918 (16).


Registered in 1918 (17)


Date of birth: 17 Jan. 1897, Petersburg, Texas
Home Address: Morris Ranch, Texas
Worked in farming
Employed by: his father Frank Wahrmund in Morris Ranch
Physical features: tall, medium built, blue eyes and brown hair

his wife Amalie Fritz m. 4 August 1919 (18)


his parents Frank Wahrmund (b. 1859, Tivydale, Gillespie, TX) and Margarethe Fiedler (b. 1861)
his grandparents Carl August Ernst "Henry" Wahrmund  and Dorothea Juenke (b. 1833, Brunswick, Germany)
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Henry Oscar Wahrmund (b. 12 Jan. 1895, Fredericksburg, TX/d. 25 August 1978, San Antonio, Bexar, TX)

Drafted 5 August 1917 as 2nd Lieutenant Inf fr NG (19)
Promotion: 1st Lt Inf on 15 Nov. 1918
Served with 144 Infantry till his honorable discharge on 8 July 1918
Served overseas from 17 July 1918 to 1 May 1919
No wounds
Principal stations: Mexia, TX; Camp Bowie, TX; Camp Mills, New York, AEF (American Expeditionary Forces, Fort Sam Houston, TX


Registered at 22 (20).


Date of birth: 12 Jan. 1895, Fredericksburg, Texas
Home Address: 209 River Ave., San Antonio, Texas
Worked as a shipping clerk
Employed by: San Antonio Brewing Association
Physical features: tall, slender, blue eyes and blond hair

his wife Dorothy H Hensel m. 17 Nov. 1919 (21)
his parents Heinrich Conrad Wahrmund and Meta Nimitz
his grandparents William Daniel Ferdinand Wahrmund and Amalie Schildknecht
his great-grandparent Johann Christian Wahrmund


Exempted from service

Alfred John Wahrmund (b. 3 June 1892, Gillespie, TX/d. 30 June 1972, Harper, Gillespie, TX), brother of Hilmar Alfred

Registered when he was 25 (22).


Date of birth: 3 June 1892, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: Morris Ranch, Texas
Worked in farming
Employed by: himself
Physical features: tall, slender, light blue eyes and light brown hair

his wife Emma Fritz, m. 30 Jan. 1917 (23)


his parents Frank Wahrmund and Margarethe Fiedler
his grandparents Carl August Ernst "Henry" Wahrmund  and Dorothea Juenke (b. 1833, Brunswick, Germany)
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Ernst Carl August Wahrmund (b. 2 October 1888, Gillespie, TX/d. 7 June 1976, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX)

Registered at 28 (24).



Date of birth: 2 October 1888, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: Morris Ranch, Texas
Worked in farming
Employed by: his father Louis Wahrmund
Physical features: tall, slender, dark blue eyes and light brown hair, slightly bald

his wife Ida Karoline Wiedner, m. 21 July 1920 (25)


his parents Louis Wahrmund and Berta Kott
his grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)  


Henry Emil Wahrmund (b. 30 Sept. 1888, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, TX/d. 25 Jan. 1968, Fredericksburg, TX)

Registered at the age of 28 (26).


Date of birth: 30 Sept. 1888, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: Fredericksburg, Texas
Worked in stock raising and farming
Employed by: his himself
Physical features: tall, stout, gray eyes and light hair, slightly bald

his wife Lula Kusenberger m. 26 Feb. 1917 (27)


his parents Christian Emil Wahrmund and Auguste Feller
his grandparents "Emil" Carl Heinrich Wahrmund and Auguste Sander
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Charles Frank Wahrmund (b. 22 March 1896, Gillespie, TX/d. 2 July 1964, san Antonio, Bexar, TX)

Registered at 21  (28)


Date of birth: 22 March 1888, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: Morris Ranch, Texas
Worked in farming
Employed by: his father Theodore Wahrmund
Physical features: medium height, slender, dark brown eyes, and dark brown hair

his wife Helene Langehenning m. 8 August 1918 (29)
his parents Theodore Wahrmund and Anna Rischner
his grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


William Otto Wahrmund (b. 5 Feb. 1892, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, TX/d. 17 March 1968)

Registered at 25 (30).


Date of birth: 5 February 1892, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: 2210 Broadway Beaumont Jun., Texas
Worked as a clerk
Employed by: San Antonio Brewery Association, Beaumont
Physical features: tall, slender, blue eyes, light hair

his wife Rosa von Wertheim, m. 8 February 1816 (31)


his parents Heinrich Conrad Wahrmund and Meta Nimitz
his grandparents William Daniel Ferdinand Wahrmund and Amalie Schieldknecht
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Alfred F Wahrmund (b. 6 Nov. 1887, Gillespie, TX/d. 6 June 1984, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX)

Registered at 29 (32).


Date of birth: 6 Nov. 1887, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: Gald, Texas
Worked in farming
Employed by: himself
Physical features: medium height, medium built, blue eyes, blond hair
Disabled, not in good health

his wife Frieda Emma Eckhardt, m. 26 March 1912 (33)


his parents Gustav Wahrmund and Bertha Dorothea Kiehne
his grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


August Max Wahrmund (b. 1890, Fredericksburg, TX/d. 15 June 19

Registered at 27 (34).


Date of birth: 4 February 1890, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas
Home Address: 2645 Mento Ave., Los Angeles, California
Worked as a clerk
Employed by: Hollenbeck Hat Shop
Physical features: tall, medium built, light brown eyes, light hair
Reasons for exemption: wife and crippled brother

his wife Katherine Helen Merrill, m. 15 August 1916, Los Angeles, California (35)
his parents August Wahrmund and Freda "Fanny" Schield
his grandparents "Emil" Carl Heinrich Wahrmund and Auguste Wahrmund
his great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)

WWII

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, "Harper Herald" published an article that contained the information on the Gillespie man who had been in the Pacific Ocean on 6 December. The article mentioned also Louis Wahrmund who served on tug boat USS Sunnandin (AT-28). The craft was in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked by the Japanese army (36).


Louis Martin Wahrmund was born on 3 August 1920 in Fredericksburg Texas to Mr. Kurt Wahrmund and Miss Bertha Ingenhuett (37).


Louis was enlisted on 9 October 1937, he was on board of Sunnadin on 7 August 1939. He was seaman 2nd class then. The records show Louis served with COMSERVPAC (service Force) a support command of the United States Pacific Fleet (38). On 18 March 1945, the man was promoted to chief yeoman (39). Louis Martin was on Sunnandin's muster roll till the end of the war.
A few years later, on 28 Nov. 1953, Louis was commissioned and became an ensign, his signal number was 24187, he was registered as a limited duty officer (40).

I found more details about Louis Martin Wahrmund and his career in the Biographic Register of the Department of State (41).


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The note states he was married but I did not find who his wife was.  L.M. Wahrmund graduated from Hawaiian University with a Bachelor's degree in 1949. As I found out earlier, he was with the US Navy from 1937 to 1945. Up to 1962, he served as lieutenant commander overseas.

Louis' private experience

From 1962 to 1964 he worked as an English teacher in public schools,
when he quit teaching he worked for Agency for International Development.
From 1963 to 1964 he was an administrative assistant overseas contractor (in Saigon R-5 area development officer April 1964, operating deputy officer October 1964),
R-4 deputy regional director August 1966,
Agency employee development officer August 1966,
Vientianne area coordinator April 1967,
Saigon assistant development officer in February 1969.

Louis Martin Wahrmund probably passed in 1964 but I did not come across any details on the day of his death.

his grandparents Max Wilhelm Wahrmund and Sophie Weyrich
his great-grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Alonzo Wahrmund (b. 6 February 1922, Gillespie, TX (42)/d. 12 June 2007)

The man was registered for Selective Service Military Training in 1942, his order number was 10654 (43). Alonzo's name was on the Gillespie County Honor Roll published in The Harper Herald on Friday, 31 September 1943 (44) - from 1942 to 1946 he served with the 100th Air Service Squadron 58th Service group. 


After the honorable discharge (45), Alonzo was welcome home with a party thrown by the local Youth Sodality (46).



Alonzo Alfred Wahrmund was awarded for his WW2 service the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal with three bronze stars, Phillippine Liberation ribbon with one bronze star, good conduct medal, victory ribbon, one service strip, and four overseas service bars.


When he came back home to Harper, Alonzo continued working on the family farm. Later, for many years, he was a Test Fleet Driver and worked on the assembly line at Mooney Aircraft. Mr. A. F. Wahrmund retired in 1989 (47). 



his wife Kathryn Hermes
his parents Hilmar Alfred Wahrmund and Amalie Fritz
his grandparents Frank Wahrmund and Margarethe Fiedler
his great-grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Edward Egon Wahrmund (b. 22 Nov. 1910, TX/d. 1 June 1974, San Antonio, Bexar, TX)
He was registered in 1945 (48).

Date: 7 November 1945
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Event Place: Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas, United States
Birth Year: 1910
Birthplace: Texas
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: 014 (marine engineer)
Marital Status: Divorced, with dependents
Military Rank: Sergeant
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Serial Number: 38156535

his parents  Eugene Wahrmund and Nora Frank
his grandparents Edward Wahrmund and Nora Marschall
his great-grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Henry Oscar Wahrmund Jr. (b. 9 November 1922, San Antonio, Bexar, TX/ d. 29 May 2002, Brenham, Washington, TX).

Registered in 1942 (49).

Date: 06 Jun 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for Hawaiian Department
Event Place: College Station, Texas, United States
Birth Year: 1922
Birthplace: Texas
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation: 014 (marine engineer)
Marital Status: Divorced, with dependents
Military Rank: Sergeant
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Serial Number: 38156535

Henry graduated from A&M College of Texas in 1944. Later he served as with  "A'' Battery, 604th Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, he was promoted to a Lieutenant.

After the war, Mr. Henry Oscar Wahrmund Jr. led an active life. He was a member of

the Century Club of the A&M Former Students Association,
the 12th Man Foundation,
the Houston A&M Club (served as its President in 1983),
the Magic Circle Toastmasters in Houston,
Treasurer of the Brenham Country Club Men's Golf Association,
and the Brenham Presbyterian Church.

Hank also loved gardening and was a Harris County Master Gardener (50).

his wife Thena Ruth McLaran
his parents Henry Oscar Wahrmund and Dorothy Hensel
his grandparents: Heinrich Conrad Wahrmund and Meta Nimitz
his great-grandparents William Daniel Ferdinand Wahrmund and Amalie Schieldknecht
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Leroy Willie Wahrmund (b. 9 August 1924, Tivydale, Gillespie, TX/d. 17 April 2012, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri)


Registered in 1946 (51).

Date: 07 February 1946

Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department
Event Place: Lowry Fld, Denver, Colorado, United States
Birth Year: 1924
Birthplace: Texas
Education Level: Grammar school
Civilian Occupation:
Skilled occupations in the manufacture of electrical machinery and accessories, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Serial Number: 38762170

Notes informing about Leroy's visit at home appeared in the local newspaper

The Harper Herald - Friday,  8 March 1946 (52).


Another note told about the news he had sent to his parents

The Harper Herald - Friday,  17 May 1946 (53).


his wife Molly
his parents Ernst Carl August Wahrmund and Ida Karoline Wiedner
his grandparents Louis Wahrmund and Bertha Kott
his great-grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Robert Clinton Wahrmund (b. 29 January 1924, Gillespie, TX/d. 31 December 1983, Bexar, TX)

I could not find any WW2 online records regarding Mr. Robert but I did come across his obituary printed in The Baytown Sun on Monday 2 January 194 (54), giving the information about the man he was.

During WW2 Bob served as a flying instructor of the US Marines and achieved the rank of a captain.

He graduated from the University of Texas in 1948 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Then he worked for General Electric and Exxon. The latter one sent him for overseas assignments to France and Italy. Mr. RC Wahrmund was also the head of the engineering department of Alyeska Pipeline Co. in Alaska. The man retired in 1981.

Bob Wahrmund was an active member of the Quaker organization in the Kerrville area and was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the Soaring Society of America, and the Bayton school board. Besides that, he actively participated in the works of the South Texas Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Baytown Chapter of the Society of Professional Chemists and Engineers.

his wife Catherine Lucyle Carsner
his parents Kurt Adolph Gus Warhmund and Bertha Koennecke
his grandparents Max Wilhelm Wahrmund and Sophie Weyrich
his great-grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


Thomas Charles Wahrmund (b. 13 August 1921, Gillespie, TX/d. 23 Dec. 2000, Harris, TX), brother of Robert Oscar

Registered in 1942 (55)
Date: 07 Jan 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Birth Year: 1921
Birthplace: Texas
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Actors and actresses
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Aviation Cadet
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: 6
Source Reference: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Serial Number: 18038829

1st Lt.
30 July 1945 decorated with an Air Medal - Oak Leaf Clusters awarded by GO #49 Hq European Division, Air Transport Command (56)



his wife Elfrieda Bertha Ottmers m. 26 Dec. 1948
his parents Kurt Adolph Gus Warhmund and Bertha Koennecke
his grandparents Max Wilhelm Wahrmund and Sophie Weyrich
his great-grandparents Philip Ludwig Friedrich "Louis" Wahrmund and Susanne Ressemann
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)

 

Later Years


Elmer Rudolf Wahrmund (b. 6 Sept. 1929, Gillespie, TX/d. 6 March 2017, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, TX) - he was a brother of Leroy Willie Wahrmnund's, mentioned above.

I did not find much information about Elmer besides the fact that he served in the US Army from 12 April 1955 to 1 February 1957. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, TX.

his wife was Miss Sharon Schulze, m. 15 March 1957 (57)
his parents Ernst Carl August Wahrmund and Ida Karoline Wiedner
his grandparents Louis Wahrmund and Bertha Kott
his great-grandparents Carl August Ernst Henry Wahrmund and Dorothea Juenke
his great-great-grandfather - Johann Christiann Wahrmund (b. 1792)


 

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