Mrs. Mary Kneitz, an aged lady of the Dubina
community, died Thursday morning, after a long illness, as a result of some
cancerous trouble, to which she had been subjected for many years. She was
67 years old at the time of her death. She was born in the old country,
but had lived in Texas for 37 years, all of said period in Fayette county, and
practically all of it on the old home place near Dubina. She was a
remarkably good woman, one who was beloved and admired wherever she was
known. Of gentle disposition, it was her pleasure to help and administer
to the wants of others. She was a devout member of the Catholic church,
ever living up to its rules and requirements. To the Dubina church, of
which she was an energetic, faithful member, she recently donated a cross
costing her $400.
The funeral was a large and impressive one, and was
performed by Rev. J. Szymanski, rector of said church, who held high mass in
honor of the deceased lady. People were present from many points,
LaGrange, Schulenburg, Weimar, San Antonio, Yoakum, Granger, Ammannsville and
other towns being represented.
Mrs. Kneitz leaves several children, all grown and
married except her daughter, Miss Sophie. The surviving children are Louis
Kneitz of Fort Bend county, Jos. F. Kneitz of San Antonio, Mrs. Frank J. Macha
of Hungerford, Mrs. Jos. F. Lebeda of Granger, and Miss Sophie Kneitz of
Dubina. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereaved ones.
Weimar Mercury, Sept. 29, 1911
Submitted by Rosemary