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Frank "Frantisek" A. Riha, Lavaca County, TX
Posted by: Paul Hogue (ID *****8033) Date: June 13, 2004 at 16:43:23
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Descendants of Frank "Frantisek" A. Riha


Generation No. 1

1. FRANK "FRANTISEK" A.1 RIHA was born July 31, 1849 in Austria, and died August 20, 1911. He married MARIE DLOUGHY. She was born March 13, 1856 in Austria, and died November 27, 1910.

Notes for FRANK "FRANTISEK" A. RIHA:
Frank Riha and his family are listed in the 1900 U.S. Census in Lavaca County, in E.D. 87, Sheet 4, line 12. His birthplace was listed as Austria, he was 50 years old, he was a naturalized citizen, and he lived in Precinct No. 3. Frank and his wife Marie had been married 23 years, and they had seven children, all living. Both of Frank's parents were listed as from Austria, as were Marie's. Frank and Marie immigrated to America on April 1,1885, and Frank was listed as a farmer. Marie was 43; Frank Jr. was 20, Anna was 16; Catherine was 13; Joseph was 11; Elizabeth was 9, and John was 7 years old.

It is believed that the Effenbergers paid for the passage of Frank and Marie Riha. They first brought the Peschels over and then Frank and Marie.

Anna, Frank, and Marie came over from the Czech/Austrian border as small children with their parents. Marie Dloughy Riha made a couple trips back to the old country to bring her brother and others back to the USA.

At the Clayton Library in Houston, there exists a set of books on the Czech Immigration Passenger Lists which consists of six volumes. Volume VI contains the Czech arrivals in New York during the years 1881-1886 , and the Czech arrivals in Galveston during the 1880-1886 time period (during this period there were approximately 500 Czech arrivals at Galveston). On page 182 of Volume VI is a listing showing the arrival of Franz Riha. He was 36. His wife Maria was 29; his son Franz was 5; his daughter Maria was 3, and Anna was 2. They came from Bohemia and arrived on April 1, 1885, on the Ship names Werra.

Notes for MARIE DLOUGHY:
Marie Riha (or Rihova) was listed in the 1900 U.S. Census in Lavaca County, in E.D. 87, Sheet 4, line 12. Her birthplace was listed as Austria, she was 43 years old, she was a naturalized citizen, and she lived in Precinct No. 3. Frank and his wife Marie had been married 23 years, and they had seven children, all living. Both of Marie's parents were listed as from Austria, as were Frank's. Frank and Marie arrived at Galveston on April 1, 1885, and Frank was listed as a farmer. Marie was listed as having been born in March 1857.

Per the obituary of Marie Riha, they arrived in America on April 17, 1885

       
Children of FRANK RIHA and MARIE DLOUGHY are:
2.       i.       FRANK A.2 RIHA, b. July 14, 1879, Austria/Bohemia; d. May 27, 1950.
3.       ii.       MARIE RIHA, b. March 12, 1881, Pasovice, Austria; d. December 16, 1972, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
4.       iii.       ANNA RIHA, b. June 29, 1883; d. August 11, 1945, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
       iv.       KATHERINA (SISTER WENCESLAUS) RIHA, b. October 1886; d. December 27, 1957, Yoakum, Dewitt County, TX.

Notes for KATHERINA (SISTER WENCESLAUS) RIHA:
Katherina Riha, became a Catholic nun, known as Sister Wenceslaus.

OBITUARY for Sr. M. Wenceslaus: The Shiner Gazette, January 9, 1958

Sister M. Wenceslaus Riha, member of Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Congregation of Victoria, died at Huth Memorial Hospital in Yoakum, Friday, December 27, 1957 at the age of 71 years.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 28 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Victoria, with the Rt. Rev. Msgr. F. O. Beck officiating at the Requiem High Mass and burial service in Catholic Cemetary No. 3 under direction of McCabe-Carruth Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were John E. Kasper, Frank Tasler, Edwin Walleck of Shiner; John Tasler of San Angelo; Jerome Kocian and Jerry Matus of Hallettsville.
Forty-five years of Sister Wenceslaus' life were dedicated to the service of the Master through various assignments of the order. Her early years were spent teaching at Mission Centers.
Survivors include a brother, Joseph Riha of San Antonio and one sister, Mrs. John F. Kasper of Shiner. Deceased family members preceding her were Mrs. Elo Henkhaus, Mrs. Frank Tasler Sr. Frank and Joh Riha.


       v.       JOSEPH ALBERT RIHA, b. October 1887, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. May 02, 1969, San Antonio, Texas; m. MADELINE M. NAGEL.
5.       vi.       ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) RIHA, b. September 28, 1889; d. March 08, 1938, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
       vii.       JOHN RIHA, b. December 1892; m. THELMA MC CLELLAN.

Notes for JOHN RIHA:
The following comes from the book "Czechs in the Modern Scene" located at the Clayton Library in Houston, Texas:

Born on the twelfth day of the twelfth month. Enlisted May 12, 1917, in the Navy of the United States for service in the World War. Trained at Newport News. Spent a week in August at Washington with a brother who was already in the United States Marines. Boarded a receiving ship in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and set sail for "over there," September 12, 1917, to be taken off transport vessel in New York, ill with mumps on February 12, after having made six round trips transporting United States soldiers, and finally to receive his discharge from the Navy at Detroit, Michigan, on October 12, 1919, John Riha (Spelled as Riah in this book) of Houston, son of pioneer Czech settlers, believes that the twelfth day of the month belongs to him.

His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riha, were among the first settlers of Lavaca County. The mother of the family was a native of Tynnad Vltava, Bohemia, meaning "the town over the river Vltava." Her mother was a family in line for receiving a title, owing to service rendered the government. The father came from the village of Protivim, Bohemia. The name in English means "defiance". The children of these Texas pioneers were given the advantages of education. They were sent during the early years to the parochial school of the community, the parents being devout Catholics.

The boy, John, youngest of the family, developed early the desire for knowledge which has continued through the years. He was not a student of books, but of nature. Always a thinker, he would not accept a thing simply because time and custom had sponsored it.

During the World War, John Riha (Spelled Riah in the book) was Chief Yeoman in the paymaster's corps, National Navy Reserve. He reached the station of "petty officer" by promotion from plain "landsman".

While stationed on the flagship Black Hawk in Inverness, Scotland, with the mine laying force in 1918, Mr. Riah had opportunity to watch the German Fleet at Scapa Flow.

Speaking of family history and settlement and development of Texas, Mr. Riah asked that all the credit be given to his parents. "My father settled in Lavaca County when there was but little other than wild land there". He was a man who attended strictly to his own affairs and the rearing of his family. He bought the land, cleared and cultivated it. He did his part in whatever was to be done in behalf of the community. Both he and my mother believed in right living. They would have countenanced nothing in their children that was dishonorable.

The seven are all living. Frank Riah lives at Sweet Home; Joe Riah is in business in San Antonio; one sister is in a convent at Corn Hill. Mrs. Mary Kasper, Mrs. Annie Tasler and Mrs. Lizzie Henkhaus are all married and live near Shiner.



Generation No. 2

2. FRANK A.2 RIHA (FRANK "FRANTISEK" A.1) was born July 14, 1879 in Austria/Bohemia, and died May 27, 1950. He married MARY BROM. She was born September 08, 1882 in Austria/Bohemia, and died June 15, 1958.

Notes for FRANK A. RIHA:
Listed in the 1900 U.S. Census, in E.D. 87, page 4, line 9. He was married to Marie Riha. Both their parents were from Austria. He had been married 7 years. He was a General Farmer; had immigrated to the U.S. in 1886 from Austria Bohemia. He was 30, wife Mary was 27; son Alton was 6; Frank was 3; and Henrietta was one year old. Mary had immigrated from Austria Bohemia in 1883.

Notes for MARY BROM:
Mary lost three or four children to illness.

In the 1910 U.S. Census, Mary is shown was having given birth to 5 children and only 3 were still living (Anton 6; Frank 3; and Henrietta 2 year old). In 1910 Mary and Frank Riha had been married 7 years.
       
Children of FRANK RIHA and MARY BROM are:
       i.       ANGELINE3 RIHA, m. JOE SVATEK.
       ii.       ANNIE RIHA, d. November 30, 1978; m. JOE MATRUSANEK.
       iii.       BEN RIHA.
       iv.       LOUSIE RIHA, m. MILTON HEIMAN.
       v.       ANTON JOHN RIHA, b. November 29, 1903; d. December 12, 1952.
       vi.       LUDMILA RIHA, b. November 05, 1905; d. November 09, 1905.
       vii.       FRANK RIHA, b. December 06, 1906, Shiner, Lavaca County, TX; d. January 07, 1962, Bay City, TX; m. MARY MUCKA, November 1927; b. December 29, 1906, Moulton, Lavaca County, Texas; d. September 02, 1971, El Campo, TX.
       viii.       HENRIETTA M .(HATTIE) RIHA, b. April 21, 1909, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. April 16, 1987, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. EDWIN W. WALLECH, October 28, 1930, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. July 22, 1908; d. February 12, 1985.
       ix.       LADISLAV RIHA, b. September 08, 1917; d. October 07, 1919.
       x.       WILMA RIHA, b. June 02, 1920; m. FRANK R. FILIP, November 16, 1937; b. November 22, 1911.
       xi.       JERRY RIHA, b. 1921; d. 1925.


3. MARIE2 RIHA (FRANK "FRANTISEK" A.1) was born March 12, 1881 in Pasovice, Austria, and died December 16, 1972 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married JOHN F. KASPER September 06, 1898 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, son of JOHANN KASPER and PHILIPPANA RICHTER. He was born November 30, 1874 in Klein Peterdorf, Schlesien, Ausstria, and died October 26, 1961 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.

Notes for MARIE RIHA:
In the 1900 U.S. Census, Marie and her husband John Caspar are listed living next to the Frank Riha family on the census report. John Kaspar is a farmer. They have a baby daughter named Marie who was born in February 1899. Marie was listed as 19 years old, and John was 25. John had immigrated to the United States in 1891 and was a naturalized citizen.

Notes for JOHN F. KASPER:
In the 1900 U.S. Census, John was listed as living in Lavaca County, Texas. He was a farmer; had been married 1 year; and John was 25, his wife Marie was 19, and their daughter Marie was 1 year old. They lived next door to Marie's parents, Frank and Marie Riha.

Marriage Notes for MARIE RIHA and JOHN KASPER:
Married by the Rev. Jon Huedech. Listed in Vol. H, page 246 at County Courthouse.
       
Children of MARIE RIHA and JOHN KASPER are:
       i.       MARIE E.3 KASPER, b. February 09, 1899, Texas; d. May 15, 1985, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. MD FRANK M. WAGNER, May 15, 1922, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. January 17, 1894, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. April 24, 1958, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
       ii.       JOHN EDWARD KASPER, b. October 30, 1902, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. February 06, 1976, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. AGNES G. MIGL, June 25, 1928, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. November 13, 1903, Scott School Community, Fayette County, TX; d. December 30, 1991, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
       iii.       ADELLA KASPER, b. October 05, 1910; d. November 25, 1910.
       iv.       JOE A. KASPER, d. March 29, 1918.

Notes for JOE A. KASPER:
Pvt. First Class in 141 Infantry, 36th Division,


4. ANNA2 RIHA (FRANK "FRANTISEK" A.1) was born June 29, 1883, and died August 11, 1945 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married FRANZ JOSEF TASLER June 25, 1901 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, son of AUSTRIAN SOLDIER and BERTHA TAZLER. He was born May 26, 1876 in Halbseiten,(Bohemia, and died February 18, 1957 in Wagner Hospital, Shiner, TX.

Notes for ANNA RIHA:
OBITUARY For Mrs. Frank Tasler: The Shiner Gazette, August 16, 1945

Mrs. F. Tasler, Sr. Laid to Rest Thursday

One of the kindliest Christian characters who ever trod this earth has passed to her reward leaving the hearts of her loved ones and her friends desolate. Mrs. Frank Tasler, Sr. departed from this world, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:15 p.m. after a long and painful illness. Skilled hands couuld not stay the hand of her Heavenly Father who called her to a land where there is neither sickness nor sorrow and death enters nevermore.
Mrs. Tasler lived a true Christian life, loving her God above all, and her church and family to the depths of her saintly heart. Her character was irreproachable, her sacrifices for her family and friends endless, her charitable acts uncountable. she was the greatest of persons, a good mother. Mrs. Anna Tasler, nee Riha, aged 62 years 1 month and 13 days was born in Austria, a daughter of Frank and Mary Riha. She came to America with her parents at the age of one and one-half years. On June 25, 1901 she was united to Frank Tasler at the Shiner Catholic church. Eight children were born to this union, these with their father survive, they are: Mrs. Jerry (Annie Laurie) Matus of Shiner; Mrs. Dan (Helen) Rosenauer of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Frank Tasler Jr , of Shiner; Edward Tasler of San Antonio; John Tasler, of San Angelo; Cpl. Joseph of Baer Field, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Tech. Sgt. Norbert, of Camp McQuaide, Calif. and Staff Sgt. Edgar of Foster Field, Texas. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. J.F. Kasper of Shiner and Sister M. Wenceslaus of Blessed Sacrement Academy, San Antonio; three brothers, Joe A. Riha, of San Antonio; Chief Yoeman John F. Riha of Corpus Christi and Frank Riha of Siner. One sister, Mrs. Elo Henkhaus preceded her in death.
Funeral services were conducted from the family residence on Thursday, Aug. 16. at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church where Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated for the repose of her soul. Rev. R.C. Hoffman was the celebrant, assisted by Rev. N.B. Galle of Loire as deacon and Rev. Gerald Boehm of Yoakum as sub-deacon. Father Galle, in English, and Father Hoffman in Czech delivered most touching sermons. From the church the long procession moved to the Catholic Cemetery where with a fitting service the remains were committed to their last resting place--a place that was made beautiful by the many flowers that were sent and brought by scores of friends of the deceased and her family.
The six sons of the family were casket attendants and tenderly consigned the remains to the last resting place.
Deceased was a faithful member of St. Elizabeth Society, Catholic Council of Women and Eichenlaub Schwester Lodge.
In the passing of Mrs. Tasler we fully and keenly realize our loss. Possessing a pleasing and jovial disposition, she had not a thought that was not a gentle one, not one that did not hold all the world in the arms of its kindness. Her devotion to those she loved would make a bright chapter in any life. While she has gone from our midst, from the sorrows and pleasures of life, she still lives in the hearts of those who knew her best.
May time bring its resignation and may the shores of eternity that receive her soul, surround it with everlasting sunshine and flowers.


Other Information:

Dr. Robert Wagner, grand nephew of Anna Tasler related that when Anna was ill, his father, Dr. Frank Wagner performed surgery on Anna at the Shiner Hospital to determine what her medical problem was. Dr. Robert Wagner assisted at this surgery and said that Anna had pancreatic cancer. There was nothing they could do. Anna died of cancer.




Notes for FRANZ JOSEF TASLER:
In the Statue of Liberty- Ellis Island Foundation Immigration Records available on the Internet , the Passenger Record for Franz Tasler lists the following information:
Name: Tasler, Franz
Ethnicity: Bohemia
Date of Arrival: 9 Oct 1894
Age on Arrival: 18y
Gender: M Marital Staus: S
Ship of Travel: Trave
Port of Departure: Bremen, Germany

Traveling with Franz were his mother, Bertha Tasler who was 34 years old and his grandmother, Josefa
Tasler who was 64 years old.

The ship, TRAVE, was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Glasgow, Scotland, 1886. 5712 gross tons; 455 (bp) feet long; 48 feet wide. Steam triple expansion engine, single screw. Service speed 17 knots. 1240 passengers (150 first class, 90 second class, 1000 third class).

Built for North German Lloyd, German flag in 1886 and nanmed Trave. Bremerhaven-New and Mediterranean-New York service. Laid 1903-06. Resumed New York service 1906-07. Sold 1908. Scrapped in 1909



Anecdotal Information from Son, Norbert and Daughter, Annie Laurie.

Franz came to the US with his mother Bertha Tasler. He barely escaped being drafted into the military. He was allowed to avoid the draft and travel to America because he was accompanying three women (his mother and two aunts). He turned 18 on the boat. His uncle Frank Effenberger furnished the money for his mother and his passage. Frank Effenberger was already in the "Green" community north of Shiner and had been there for seven or eight years.

Franz Tasler came to America from Bohemia (Europe) in 1894. He landed in New York. His signed name was Franz Josef von Tazler. The "von" was dropped because of the lack of desire to be associated with the German Kaiser. Franz was the son of Bertha Tazler and a soldier who served under Kaiser Franz Josef (he was named for the Kaiser). The immigration officer who wrote his name translated the "z" in Tazler to an "s"; thus the family name changed to Tasler. Frank is listed as arriving in New York on October 14, 1893. His naturalization was recorded on September 18, 1906 in Lavaca County in Volume 5, Page 213.

Franz was too poor to have sugar in the old country. His uncle Frank Effenberger told him to bring whisky on the boat trip to stop sea-sickness. He befriended cooks on the boat, who introduced him to sugar. They gave him coffee and Franz put lots of sugar in the coffee, and by the time he reached New York, he was so sick of sugar he didn't want any more. The only word he knew was Hamburger. He earned enough money at the Grona Mattress factory in San Antonio, to buy a pair of mules, a turning plow, and set up farming in Shiner. Anna Riha was 17 and Papa was 25 when they married.

In the 1900 U.S. Census, Frank Tasler was listed living with his mother and grandmother in Lavaca County, Texas. He was 24 years old, his mother Bertha was 42, and his grandmother Josephine was 67 years old. All three were born in Austria. Even Josephine's parents were from Austria. Frank was listed as a farmer. Frank was living adjacent to Frank Effenberger his uncle.

OBITUARY for Frank Tasler: The Shiner Gazette

Frank Tasler Passes To His Eternal Reward

A prolonged illness of several years closed Monday, February 18, when death brought relief to the tired body of Frank Tasler, who passed away at the Wagner Hospital at 9:40 a.m. at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 22 days.
Mr. Tasler was born at Halbseiten, Bohmen in Europe May 26, 1876 and came to America in 1894. For 11 months he resided in San Antonio where he learned the mattress trade. He moved to Shiner and took up farming which he pursued until his retirement in 1945. Besides farming he also occasionally did some carpenter work.
He was married to Anna Riha in the Shiner Catholic Church June 25, 1901. His devoted companion and mother of their eight children passed away after a lingering illness August 11, 1945.
After his retirement he made his home for a time with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Matus and then with Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Tasler. For the past three and a half years he had made his home with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tasler Jr. where he received skilled and loving tender care. His illness extended back to 1953 and since that time was bedridden.
He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Hermann Sons Lodge for over 50 years. During his 62 years of residing here he was also associated with the Hochheim Prairie Mutual Fire and Storm Insurance Association for about 40 years.
Survivors include his eight children; six sons: Frank Tasler Jr. of Shiner, Edward J. Tasler of San Antonio, John F. Tasler of San Angelo, Joseph J. Tasler of Corpus Christi, Norbert R. Tasler of Columbus, Edgar J. Tasler of Point Comfort; two daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Annie Laurie) Matus of Hallettsville, Mrs. Robert (Helen Marie) Welch of San Antonio; 15 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and four step brothers: John F. Kasper, Ferd. Kasper, Alois Kasper and Anton Kasper, all of Shiner.
Funeral services were conducted from the Buffington Funeral Home, Shiner, Wednesday, February 20 beginning at 9:30 a.m., thence to Sts. Cyril and Methodius' Church where Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. John J. Hanacek was the celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Michael O'Shaughnessy as deacon and the Rev. Edward Jansky of Yoakum as sub-deacon.
From the church the procession moved to the Shiner Catholic Cemetery where, with a fitting service, the remains were committed to their last resting place by the side of his wife.
The six sons of the family were casket attendants and tenderly consigned the remains of their father to his place of rest. All funeral arrangements were carried out as he requested.
Rosary was recited at the funeral home Monday and Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Deceased was truly a good christian, devoted to his family, a neighbor and friend of the finest type. To those bereaved by his passing we offer sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
       
Children of ANNA RIHA and FRANZ TASLER are:
       i.       FRANK3 TASLER, JR., b. August 23, 1902, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. December 31, 1979, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. AUGUSTA V. (GUSSIE) NEHIB, November 06, 1923, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. August 20, 1902, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. January 31, 1991, Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas.
       ii.       EDWARD J. TASLER, b. March 23, 1904, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. May 23, 1987, San Antonio, Bexar County, TX; m. ANNA L. MIKES, Abt. 1940, Lavaca County, TX; b. September 06, 1910, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. August 07, 1984, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.

Notes for EDWARD J. TASLER:
OBITUARY for Edward Tassler: The Shiner Gazette, May 28, 1987

Edward Tassler Rites in Shiner

Edward J. Tassler of San Antonio died Saturday morning, May 23, 1987 in San Antonio following a long illness. He reached the age of 83 years and 2 months.
Mr. Tassler, one of eight children, was born March 23, 1904 at the family farm home east of Shiner, son of Frank and Anna (Riha) Tasler, natives respectively of Halb-Seiten on the Astro-Bohemia border, Austria, now Czechoslovakia. He completed all of his primary and secondary education at St. Ludmilla Academy in Shiner. He resided in San Antonio for many years and was a retired department manager for the San Antonio City Water Board. He was a member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in San Antonio.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, May 25 at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Shiner, with the Rev. James Henke, pastor of St. Benedict's Church, San Antonio, officiating.
Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Patrick Daniel, Leonard Hrncirik, Michael Mikes, David Jungbauer, all of San Antonio, Paul Tasler of Port Lavaca and Delfin Hundl of Houston.
A rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Buffington Funeral Home in Shiner, led by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Raaz of Shiner.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jerry (Annie Laurie) Matus of Moulton, Mrs. Ed (Helen) Daniel of San Antonio, three brothers, Norbert Tasler of Columbus, Edgar Tasler of Point Comfor, Joe Tasler of Corpus Christi; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Annie Mikes Tassler, July 7, 1984; his mother, August 11, 1945; his father, Feb. 18, 1957; two brothers, Frank Tasler Jr., Dec. 31, 1979; John F. Tasler, May 6, 1981.

Notes for ANNA L. MIKES:
OBITUARY for Ann L. Tassler: The Shiner Gazette, July 12, 1984

Mrs. Ann L. Tassler, 73, of San Antonio, native and former resident of Shiner died Saturday, July 7, 1984 in a San Antonio hospital following a long illness.
The body was brought to Shiner and lay in state at the Buffington Funeral Home where the rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday. It was conveyed to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic church at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 where funeral services and Holy Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Abdon Josel, who also officiated at the rosary service.
Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Delphin Hundl, Johnny Hundl, Michael Mikes, Timothy Mikes, Leonard Hrncirik and David Junbauer.
Mrs. Tassler, one of seven children, was born Sept. 6, 1910 at Shiner Lavaca County, Texas daughter of John J. and Agnes (Glomb) Mikes, natives respectively of Nickel, Gonzales County and St. Mary's, Lavaca County, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Tassler of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Rud. (Louise) Jungbauer of San Antonio, Mrs. Adele Heller of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Angelina Stansbury of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Alex A. Mikes of San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mar. 12, 1937; her father, June 21,1957; a brother, April 7, 1919; a sister, Mrs. Louis (Agnes) hundl, Jan. 17, 1949; stepmother, Mrs. Caroline Nagelmeuller Schacherl Mikes, June 29, 1953.

       iii.       JOHN F. TASLER, b. December 03, 1905, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. May 06, 1981, Flatonia, Texas.

Notes for JOHN F. TASLER:
John is buried in the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery in Shiner, Texas. He lived most of his life in San Angelo, Texas.

       iv.       JOSEPH J. TASLER, b. February 22, 1908, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. June 03, 1995, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas; m. ANNA L. MIKES, Abt. 1929; b. September 06, 1910, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. August 07, 1984, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas.

Notes for JOSEPH J. TASLER:
Record of Birth for Joseph J. Tasler
Records of Births of Lavaca County, Texas: Volume 2, pages 376-377

Date of Record and Date of Report: March 18, 1909
Name of Child, Sex and Race: Herold Joe Tasler, Male, White
Legitimate or Otherwise: Leg.
Date and Place of Birth: Feb. 22/1908
Nationality of Father/Where Born: German
Nationality of Mother/Where Born: German
Name of Father and Mother: Frank Tasler, Anna Tasler
Name of Person Making Report: Frank Tasler

Initially, Joseph was named Harold Joseph Tasler (birth certificate), but was baptized as Joseph John Tasler. He attended school in Shiner, 7 grammar grades and 4 high school grades. He joined the service and served in the Army, but never went overseas. He married Anna L. Mikes about 1929. They had one child named Francis Joseph. Francis Joseph died from falling hot water burns on his body. He and Anna divorced after she began seeing his brother Edward while Joe was in the service. Anna and Edward married about 1940.
Joseph lived most of his adult life in the Kingsville/Corpus Christi area.
Joseph died of congestive heart failure in a Corpus Christi Hospital and was buried in the Tasler family plot in St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Shiner, Texas. Joseph lived most of his life in the Kingsville/Corpus Christi area.


ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY DISCHARGE

This is to certify that Joseph J. Tassler 38 367 474 Corporal 806th AAF BU Baer Fld Ind
Army of the United States, is honorably discharged from the military service of the United States of America. This certificate is awarded as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to this country.
Given at AAF Separation Base, Randolph Field, Texas, 4 October 1945 by Robert L Humphrey,
Major, Air Corps

Date of Induction: 3 Feb 1943
Date of Entry into Active Service: 10 Feb 1943
Place of Entry into Service: Fort Sam Houston Texas
Civilian Occupation: Carpenter Construction
Status: Married
Home Address at time of Entry Into Service: Kingsville, TX (Klegberg County, TX)
Military Occpational specialty and No.: AP Maint Technician 750
Decorations and Citations: Good Conduct Medal
Reason and Authority for Separation: Conv. of Govt. Sec. V Cir 269 WD 45 AR 615-365 15 Dec. 44
Length for Pay Purposes: 2 years 8 months 2 Days.

OBITUARY for Joseph J. Tassler: The Shiner Gazette, June 8, 1995

Joseph J. Tassler, age 87 years, 4 months and 11 days of Corpus Christi, Texas, died June 3, 1995 at the Doctors Regional Medical Center in Corpus Christi.
Rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 5 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus.
Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery with Father Dan Kalich officiating.
Pallbearers were Paul Tasler, Michael Tasler, Pat Daniel, Mike Tasler, E.J. Tasler, Kevin Fishbeck, E. J. Chaloupka.
Arrangements were by Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.
He was born Feb. 22, 1908 in Shiner, Texas, son of Frank and Anna (Riha) Tasler. He resided in Shiner for 45 years.
He was a Catholic and a member of American Legion Bill Roper Country #364 in Corpus Christi. He served in the Army Air Corp during WW II.
He is survived by two sisters, Annie Laurie Matus of Moulton and Helen Daniel of San Antonio; two brothers, Norbert Tasler of Columbus and Edgar "Matzskie" and Bernice Tasler of Port Lavaca; 15 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Aug. 11 1945, his father, Feb. 18, 1957; three brothers, Frank Tasler Jr., Dec. 31, 1979; John F. Tasler, May 6, 1981; Edward Tassler, May 23, 1987.

Notes for ANNA L. MIKES:
OBITUARY for Ann L. Tassler: The Shiner Gazette, July 12, 1984

Mrs. Ann L. Tassler, 73, of San Antonio, native and former resident of Shiner died Saturday, July 7, 1984 in a San Antonio hospital following a long illness.
The body was brought to Shiner and lay in state at the Buffington Funeral Home where the rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Monday. It was conveyed to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic church at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 where funeral services and Holy Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Abdon Josel, who also officiated at the rosary service.
Burial followed in the Shiner Catholic Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Delphin Hundl, Johnny Hundl, Michael Mikes, Timothy Mikes, Leonard Hrncirik and David Junbauer.
Mrs. Tassler, one of seven children, was born Sept. 6, 1910 at Shiner Lavaca County, Texas daughter of John J. and Agnes (Glomb) Mikes, natives respectively of Nickel, Gonzales County and St. Mary's, Lavaca County, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, Edward Tassler of San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Rud. (Louise) Jungbauer of San Antonio, Mrs. Adele Heller of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Angelina Stansbury of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother, Alex A. Mikes of San Antonio.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mar. 12, 1937; her father, June 21,1957; a brother, April 7, 1919; a sister, Mrs. Louis (Agnes) hundl, Jan. 17, 1949; stepmother, Mrs. Caroline Nagelmeuller Schacherl Mikes, June 29, 1953.

       v.       NORBERT ROBERT TASLER, b. July 30, 1911, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. FRANCES (TOTSY) JOSEPHINE KNIPPA, October 14, 1944, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; b. August 27, 1915, Dewitt County, Texas; d. October 02, 1988, Columbus, Colorado County, Texas.

Notes for FRANCES (TOTSY) JOSEPHINE KNIPPA:
OBITUARY - THE-COLORADO COUNTY CITIZEN, October 5, 1988

Mrs. Frances Knippa Tasler, 73, of Columbus, died Sunday (October 2, 1988) at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born August 27, 1915, in Yoakum to the late Gerhard Knippa and Elizabeth Dramberger Knippa. She married Norbert R. Tasler on Oct. 14, 1944.
Mrs. Tasler was a housewife, and had been a resident of Columbus for 34 years. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, and belonged to the St. Anthony Altar Society and the VFW Auxiliary.

A rosary was held Tuesday at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus and services were Wednesday at at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus with Rev. Timothy Kosler and Monsignor Thomas Collins officiating. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home.

Interment followed in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Norbert R. Tasler of Columbus, two daughters, Bernadette Tasler of Pasadena and Elizabeth Tasler of Humble; two sons, Frank "Buddy" Tasler of Las Vegas, Nev., and Norbert Tasler, Jr. of Soldotna, Alaska; four sisters, Sadie Dreyer of Shiner, Geneva Ward of Yoakum, Lenora Brown of Rocksprings and Irene Hilbrich of Cuero; three brothers, Karl Knippa and Emanuel "Mancy" Knippa both of Yoakum and Daniel Knippa of Corpus Christi; and two grandchildren, Anne Marie Tasler of Evergreen Park, Illinois, and Michael Tasler of Soldotna, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lawrence Knippa.

Pallbearers are nephews, Darnell, Sammy, Kennth and Randy Knippa, E.J. and Paul Tasler.








       vi.       EDGAR JAMES TASLER, b. June 08, 1916, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. BERNICE KRUSE, February 01, 1948, San Antonio, Texas; b. July 03, 1925, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas.
       vii.       ANNIE LAURIE TASLER, b. August 23, 1919, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. JERRY LUDWIG MATUS, September 02, 1940, St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. June 03, 1916, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; d. July 25, 1989, Flatonia, Fayette County, Texas.
       viii.       HELEN MARIE TASLER, b. July 07, 1922, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. (1) DAN ROSENAUER; b. 1919; m. (2) ROBERT WELCH; b. 1916; d. 1984; m. (3) EDMUND MARSHALL DANIEL, January 06, 1960; b. 1920; d. 1990.


5. ELIZABETH (LIZZIE)2 RIHA (FRANK "FRANTISEK" A.1) was born September 28, 1889, and died March 08, 1938 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas. She married (1) FEHRENKAMP. She married (2) ELO HENKHAUS Abt. 1920 in Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas, son of OTTO HENKHAUS and MAGDALENA HENKHAUS. He was born September 06, 1887, and died January 07, 1943.
       
Child of ELIZABETH RIHA and ELO HENKHAUS is:
       i.       MARIE JO3 HENKHAUS, b. January 02, 1929, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; m. EMANUEL (MANCY) GERHART KNIPPA, June 28, 1947, Shiner, Lavaca County, Texas; b. February 18, 1926, Dreyer, DeWitt County, Texas; d. July 13, 1992, Yoakum, Dewitt County, TX.

Notes for EMANUEL (MANCY) GERHART KNIPPA:
OBITUARIES - FOUR STAR REPORTER, July 15, 1992

"Mancy" Knippa

Yoakum-Funeral services for Emanuel "Mancy" Knippa, 66, of Yoakum are scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), July 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Charles Sonnier will officiate, followed by interment in Restland Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Knippa, a well known real estate broker and rancher, died July 13 at his residence following a long illness. A native of Dreyer, he was born Feb. 18, 1926 to the late Gerhard and Elizabeth Dramberger Knippa.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force, 1944-1946. Mr. Knippa was active in numerous civic activities and organizations, and was a past president of the Yoakum rotary Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Sweet Home American Legion and St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Survivors include the widow, Marie Jo Henkhaus Knippa, to whom he was married on June 28, 1947 in Shiner; a daughter, Lynette Morrison, San Antonio; 2 sons, Darnell and Sammy Knippa, both of Houston; 4 sisters, Geneva Ward, Yoakum, Sadie Dreyer, Shiner, Irene Hilbrich, Cuero and Lenora Brown, Rocksprings; 2 brothers, Karl Knippa, Yoakum and Daniel Knippa, Corpus Christi; and 5 granddaughters.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Tasler and a brother, Lawrence Knippa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph School Endowment Fund, Hospice of South Texas, or to charity of donor's choice.

Buffington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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