Mrs. Karl Hoff, 92, dies at Ennis
Mrs. Karl Hoff, the former Miss Louise Schroeder, died at an Ennis
Hospital, Thursday December 5, at 2:40 p.m. She was 92 years of
The Reverend C.H. Rose officiated at the funeral rites held
Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of the Pete Etlinger
funeral home in Bellville. Interment was at the
Pallbears, member of the Sons of Hermann lodge, were Joe Schavrda,
Erich Witte, Allen Garling, Chris Seyer, Leroy Kruger, and Jack
Mrs. Hoff was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joachim
Schroeder. She was born in Germany December 10, 1870, coming to the
United States at the age of one, and settling near Bellville She
attended the Piney School, and was of the Lutheran faith.
Her marriage to the late Mr. Hoff, who died December 25, 1933, was
solemnized in Bellville.
For the past 14 years she had made her home with a daughter, Mrs.
Fred Calhoun, at Ennis. She spent most of her life in this area.
Surviving are two daughters Mrs. Hattie Brooks of Houston and Mrs.
Calhoun of Ennis; two sons Edwin Hoff of Madrill, Oklahoma and Mr.
Charles Hoff of Lake Arthur La.; four sisters Mrs. Lena Grube and
Mrs. Ben Frank of Bellville, Mrs. Emil Rogge of Rosenburg and Mrs.
Meta Carter of Bryan; two brothers Herman Schroeder of Texas City
and Otto Schroeder of Rosenberg; nine grandchildren and 12
Submitted by Jerry Lee Frank