Obit - Joseph Kurtz Sr.
- Lavaca County [Tex.] Tribune, 21 Mar 1957, page 5
Long time Shiner Settler Passes Away
Tuesday funeral services were held from the Shiner Catholic Church for Joseph Kurtz Sr., 87. He died in the Wagner Hospital. Father S. J. Petru performed the sad rites. Born in Germany in 1865, he came to this country when 16 years old. He married Madelene Lauer of Yoakum and they settled at Frelsburg, then at Shiner. She preceded him in death some years ago.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Albert Dolezal, Mrs. John Dolezal, Shiner, Mrs. Johnnie Wiles, Houston; sons John, William B. And Clement of Shiner, Charlie of Yoakum, three sons died, also he leaves his brothers Jacob, Albert and John as well as one sister Mrs. Katherine Baca.
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