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HE BELLVILLE TIMES
Death of L. H. Baron
Shortly before eight o’clock this morning (Thursday) the shocking discovery was made that L. H. Baron had committed suicide, by hanging himself, in the barn, at his home in Bellville. No reason for the act can be imagined, except a sudden mental derangement. He had attended to his work around the place as usual this morning and the tragedy is as great a mystery to the grief stricken family as to any acquaintance of his The funeral will take place tomorrow, Friday, June 21at, at four o’clock p.m. at Oak Knoll. Rev. Sagebiel, a Lutheran minister of Brenham, and a former pupil of Mr. Baron, will officiate.
Mr. Baron was born in Bastrop on June 18, 1874, and resided there until seventeen years of age, when he began his career as a teacher, in Bastrop. He then attended the Normal Institute of Huntsville and later taught in Colorado and Lavaca counties, then five years in the Lutheran College at Brenham. Later he taught at New Wehdem, and then, after two years at Industry, was elected School Superintendent for Austin County, eight years ago. During his incumbency a great many improvements have been made in our rural schools, evincing the interest that he took in his work. Friends all over the county will be shocked at his untimely death and by them sympathy is felt for the family to whom he was a devoted husband and father.
He is survived by his widow, two young daughters and a little son, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baron of Bastrop, three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Smothers of Laverna, Texas, Mrs. Paula Polk of Bastrop, and Mrs. Will Meyer of Yoakum.
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After having been in failing health for several years, Mrs. Maggie Bartay died at her home here Monday, May 18th, at 10 p.m., aged 59 years, 8 months, 2 days. She had been seriously ill since Thursday of last week. Funeral services, largely attended, were held at the family home Wednesday at 3 p.m. and interment made at Oak Knoll, with the Rev. George Cook, a Baptist minister from Brenham, officiating. Favorite hymns were sung by a mixed choir, and the grave was covered with a profusion of beautiful flowers.
Decedent, who was Miss Abbie Magdeleine Spence was married Jan. 31, 1889, to Ben Bartay, who died about three years ago. She is survived by seven daughters and four sons—Mrs. Ed. Kirpatrick of Bellville, Ben Bartay of Brenham, Mrs. A. L. Lyth, Bellville, Tony Bartay, Bastrop, Mrs. Ed. Carlisle, Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jim Jackson, Lamesa, Mrs. Henry Phillips, Bellville, Mrs. Benno Foehner, Winslow, Ariz.,Mrs. Jack Wacey, Fort Worth, and Arthur and Chester Bartay, Bellville, and by 17 grandchildren. There are also two surviving sisters, Mrs. Mary Lee of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. Lou Bell of Muldoon, Texas, and four brothers, Ed. Spence of Houston, John Foster of Cameron, Jean Foster of Winters, and John Spence of Muldoon.
All of the children and most of the grandchildren were present at the funeral, as was also Mrs. Tony Bartay of Bastrop, Ed Carlisle of Chapel Hill, Jim Jackson of Lamesa, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bartlett of Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. John Foster of Cameron.
Albert Braesicke Sr., aged 84 years , 10 months, and 4 days, died at the home of his son, Otto Braesicke of Cat Spring on Thursday, June 8, 1922 at 3 p.m.
Burial took place Friday under the auspices of the Sons of Hermann and the Cat Spring Turn Verein.
Mr. Braesicke came here from Germany many years ago, and during the civil war worked as a blacksmith.
He was twice married, and is survived by three sons and four daughters, these being Albert Braesicke of Sealy, Otto and Herman Braesicke of Cat Spring. Mrs. Herman Wittenberg of Cat Spring, Mrs. Julius Wittenberg of Sealy, Mrs. Paul Rudloff of Bellville and Mrs. Sam Hillboldt of Cat Spring.
Mr. Braesicke had lived in Cat Spring for more than fifty years, and was a blacksmith by trade. For the past two years he had been in failing health, and death came to him as a relief. He was an upright, conscientious citizen, and in his younger days did his full share in all matters affecting the welfare of his community.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nola Braesicke, 82, of Houston, were held from the Chapel of the Pete E. Etlinger Funeral Home in Bellville at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6 with Rev. Walter Probst, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Cat Spring Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Eugene Rudloff, Earl D. Brown, Ron Theusman, Henry Hillboldt, Harry Pless and Leroy Hillboldt.
Mrs. Braesicke died in Houston at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 1982 a homicide victim in her home.
Born in Cat Spring on November 24, 1899 she was the daughter of John and Ida Kadernoschka. She was reared in the Cat Spring community and attended the Clarksville and Millheim Public Schools. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Houston.
The former Miss Nola Kadernoschka was married to Hugo C. Braesicke on December 17, 1923 in ceremonies performed in Bellville. Mr. Braesicke died in May of 1949.
Survivors include a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and two brothers.
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