Welcome to the Deanville Texas Webpage
By Texas Author and Historian, Leonard Kubiak of Rockdale.
Katherine Lorine Engelmann Korth, organist at St John's Lutheran Church in Deanville died on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the age of 82.
Katherine was born on August 18, 1935 in Cook Point, TX to Herman and Marie Engelmann. She grew up in Burleson County, and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1953. Katherine married Wilfred Korth Sr. on February 25, 1956. Katherine's first job was that of a caregiver for a young man injured in an auto accident. This set the tone for Katherines life of helping others. Her work career included: working in the registrars office @ Texas A&M; serving as an assistant for W. J. Alexander Attorneys office, working in the Caldwell ISD Superintendents office for Mr. Rockett, working at the Rockdale Medical Clinic and working at Alcoa in Rockdale.
Church was very important to Katherine and she was active with numerous groups throughout her life. She served as a Church Council member, taught Sunday school, was a member of the Quilting Group, played piano and organ at Church and also played piano for nursing homes and the Senior Citizen Center.
Katherine was active in Deanville:
a member of the Prayer Shawl Committee at St. Johns Lutheran Church, a member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge in Deanville, a member of the Deanville Volunteer Fire Department, and was well known for her noodle making that brought in funds for most of these groups.
Katherine enjoyed gardening, cooking, making noodles, loved spending time with family, especially grandkids and great grandkids; playing dominoes and quilting.
Katherine was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred Korth Sr.; both parents; a son, Michael Korth; two sisters, Laura Hannes and Estelle Haisler; and three brothers, Albert Engelmann, James Engelmann, and Charles Engelmann.
Katherine is survived by her brother, Milton Engelmann and wife Gladys; four children, Wilfred Korth and wife Claire, Glen Korth and wife Debbie, Patty Koscielniak and husband Henry, and Carl Korth; six grandchildren, Wilfred, Kathy, and Krystan Koscielniak, Kabara Proskavich, Jordan Korth, and Bobby Graham; two great grandchildren, Burris Korth and Ignatius Korth; and two sister-in-laws, Velma Bage and Gladys Paholek.
The upcoming 2018 7th Annual German Fest Celebration will be held on Sunday May 20, 2018 at the Deanville Fire Station sponsored by the Deanville Lutheran Church. As usual, the event will feature live music and the German folk dances. As usual, the outstanding German meal will be one of the main draws for the event. Stay tuned for more information.
Photos from the 2012 First Annual German Fest Celebration.
Received the following email from Sandra Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am Sandra Edwards, the Great Great Granddaughter of Clem and Berniece Kaltwasser. That is my Great Great Grandfather standing on the wagon seat in front of the Deanville Cotton Gin in your photo. Later in life he lost his arm in an accident in the Cotton Gin. He was a Justice of the Peace until the accident. My grandmother was their daughter Ruby Kaltwasser. I remember going to Caldwell as a little girl to visit. Grandma Kaltwasser would give us mason jars and we would catch lightning bugs. Thank you for this interesting website. It brings back a lot of wonderful memories.
St. John's Lutheran Church of Deanville celebrated it's CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION on Sunday, June 27, 2010
Photos on the Deanville Lutheran Church webpage (www.forttumbleweed.net/stjohnsdeanville.html).
Deanville pioneer, John (Johnny) Frank Gerdes passed away on August 31, 2009 at the age of 90.
Johnny Gerdes was a retired pot room worker for Alcoa Aluminum Company in Rockdale and a rancher in Burleson County. During the mid 1940's, he worked as a longshoreman in the Port of Galveston.
John was active in Deanville: a Charter Member of the Deanville Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Sons of Herman and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Rowena "Lorine" (Reichle) Gerdes; his parents, John Henry and Elizabeth (Ahrendt) Gerdes; a brother, Albert O. Gerdes and a sister, Helen Gerdes.
Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and R. J. Smith Jr. and Deborah and Bill Colley, all of Deanville; five grandchildren and spouses, Lisa Smith and Scott Anderson, John and Casey Smith, Chris Smith, Mary and Douglas Dean and Jessica and Jason Muzny; four great-grandchildren, Dalton, Kymber, Shelia and Madyson; several nephews, nieces, other relatives and numerous friends.
Received the following email from Gloria (Skopek) Pimpler:
Just visited your wonderful website, really enjoyed the stories of Deanville and Hranice and Dime Box as that is where my ancestors settled. J. B. Luedke Sr, , who helped found the St. John Lutheran Church in Deanville was my Great Grandfather. Our family lore has it that he dedicated the bell for the new church. I have heard it rung many times for funerals and services, and even while riding atop a load of hay when it was rung with joy marking the end of WWII. His son, Otto R. Luedke, my Grandfather, was a charter member, Sunday School Supt for 25 years, played the organ for services, and even swept out the church on Sunday mornings and stoked up the old wood stove when it was cold.
His other son, J. B. Luedke, Jr. was also a very active part of this church and its congregation. I have a picture I can send of the church dedication in 1917 and my mother was 2 years old, standing in front of the crowd outside the church.
I was baptised there and have many happy memories of the times we went to church there. Otto R. Luedke lived on the farm next to the John Gerdes farm. He at one time, managed the gin in Deanville with his brother. John B Luedke Sr. had 12 children...all buried in the St. John Lutheran cemetery.
My grandmother, who married Otto R. Luedke, was Mary Brinkmann, sister to Gus Brinkmann, and daughter of A. F. Brinkmann.
I especially enjoyed the pictures of Mary Maresh's 100th birthday party. She is a very dear lady and always greeted us so warmly when we visited at church.
My Great Grandfather on Dad's side was August Skopik, a Civil War Veteran who contributed to the Haranice school and cemetery. His son was August Walter Skopik who raised 12 children at San Antone Prairie, one of them, my Dad August Laddie Skopek (spelling changed somewhere along the way) My Mom and Dad met at the SPJST Hall in Deanville, and my sister and I enjoyed some dances and Fourth of July celebrations there too.
So I greatly enjoyed reminescing through all your history of that area. You have done a great job. I would also like to add that my husband Carroll and I graduated from Rockdale High School, he in 1956 and I in 1957. We married there at Peace Lutheran Church in 1958. I think you went to school there too?
I will keep checking this website for more info. Thank you for all your efforts.
Gloria (Skopek) Pimpler
DEANVILLE, BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS AREA HISTORY
The area that is today Deanville, Texas was once the home of various Indian tribes dating back some ten thousand years. In the 1800's, the area that became known as Deanville was occupied by roving bands of Tonkawa Indians; a nomadic hunting and gathering people that camped along the rivers and streams of much of Central Texas. Although the Tonkawas were generally regarded as friendly by the Anglo-Americans who began to settle among them during the early nineteenth century, their horse stealing ways were a continual source of annoyance to the anglo settlers.
Hunting parties of Caddo Indians from East Texas, also considered peaceful by the settlers, roved westward through the area as far as the Colorado River in pursuit of buffalo. The territory of the future county also lay within the range of more hostile southern Wichita peoples, such as the Tawakonis and Wacos, and the Comanche Indians. Raids on the white settlements by small parties, typically seeking horses, seemed to become more frequent during the middle and late 1830s. In 1840, President Lamar sent the Texas army to drive out all Indians (many were resettled in Oklahoma; others relocated their camps to Mexico). The federal census of 1850 indicated no Indians were present in Burleson county although the heavily-wooded streams could not be totally checked.
The uncleared areas of Deanville and the areas along the area creeks are covered by hardwood forests with post oak, blackjack oak, hickory, elm, and hackberry trees. The streams are fringed by thick stands of water oak, pecan, and walnut. Much of the Deanville area has many varieties of prairie grasses including bluestem, Indian grass, tall bunchgrass, and buffalo grass. Burleson County is also located along the Luling Fault Zone with vast reserves of petroleum and natural gas and deposits of lignite coalyet. Deanville is also home to many wild animal species including white-tailed deer, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, fox, bob cat, and opossums.
SETTLEMENT OF THE DEANVILLE AREA (1840's)
In the late 1840's, Horatio Chriesman moved his family from Washington County to what is now Deanville and was soon followed by other pioneer families giving rise to a settlement in the new state of Texas.
Chriesman was a colonial statesman, Methodist lay leader, and pioneer in Burleson County who came to Texas in 1822 from Kentucky. Horatio Chriesman was a surveyor in Austin's Colony(1823-1836). He was also a military officer in General Sam Houston's revolutionary army during the Texas War for independence; in 1837 Chriesman served on the commission to choose the site of the Capital for the Texas Republic. Horatio Chriesman married Mary Kincheloe. After Mary's death, he married Augusta Hope. He had eleven children.
However, the town of Deanville was named for James L. Dean
who established a general store in the new settlement in 1870 and became postmaster of the first Deanville post office in 1873. Dean's store provided supplies for the area settlers and for cattlemen driving their herds down the Chisholm Trail (which passed nearby).
During the Civil War, the unattended longhorns proliferated and Confederate Army veterans returning from the war built up herds by claiming unmarked cattle and branding them. At that time a steer was worth about $4. Up north, that same steer sold for about $40 which was the motivation behind the Texas cattle drives.
Tending a Longhorn Herd near Deanville just off the Old San Antonio Road (Chisolm Trail).
Deanville Named for Trading Post Owner, James L. Dean
James L Dean, son of James Lemeul Dean and Judith Bowers, born Oct 9, 1841 in Quincy, Gibson County, Tennessee was married to Josephine P Dunn on April 21, 1869 in Burleson County ,Texas and the couple appears on the 1870 Census for the Western District of Burleson County. James L. Dean is shown in the August 1, 1870 Census as a store clerk owning some 250 acres of land and a home and his wife's occupation is listed as a house keeper.
The June 1880 census lists Dean at 38 as a merchant (having established his general store in 1870), his wife Josephine was 30 years of age, and they had four children: Olivia age 8, Edna age 5, Anna age 2, Jewel age 10 months.
DEANVILLE POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED (1877)
In 1877, a post office was assigned to Deanville which initially operated out of the Dean Trading Post and General Store.
Trail Drivers Shopping at the Deanville Trading Post
Fritz Miman's Store-Early Day Deanville
By the early 1880's, Deanville was a growing town supporting a church, a steam engine, a cotton gin, a post office, and a gristmill.
The first Methodist church and school in the area was called Chriesman Chapel named after Horatio Chriesman who had it built. The First Methodist church was also used by the local Methodist congregation.
A public school (Texas Common School District 9) was established in Deanville in the early 1880s and operated until 1973, when it was merged with the Caldwell Independent School District.
The Houston and Texas Central Railway reached Deanville in 1913 bringing new life to the community.
Deanville Train Depot.
The Houston and Texas Central Railway reached Deanville in 1913.
A century later, the Deanville Heritage Foundation has been formed to retrieve and restore the old depot to its original glory.
The Deanville Heritage Foundation received a boost from Deanville area residents who came out in strong support of the Deanville railroad depot restoration fundraiser on the night of June 3, 2016.
To Date, the Deanville Heritage Foundation has acquired title to the depot and warehouse and the original tract of land where the depot was originally built. In 2014, the depot was moved back to it's original location and restoration began. In 2018, two projects have been authorized by the board with 100% funding in the bank: a chimney restoration project and a roofing project.
Subcontractors have been identified and work should begin soon.
Deanville Heritage Foundation Director and former President, Wayne Wolz, donated a load of firebrick to restore the old chimney in the Deanville Depot. He was joined by fellow members of the Deanville Heritage Foundation who helped load the brick on the trailer including President Tommy Ryan, Sec/Treasurer Leonard Kubiak and his wife Lynda, and Director Tom Simek and his wife Patsy Simek.
Deanville Depot relocated to its original site on land donated by Deanville Heritage Foundation Vice President, Tammy Jones and husband Bennie Jones.
Deanville Warehouse donated to the Deanville Heritage Foundation by area residents, the Wolz family.
Deanville Warehouse Outhouse, relic of the past.
Deanville Street Scene in 1916. Blacksmith and Drug Store
HISTORY OF ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
In June of 1910, the St. John's Lutheran congregation was organized by Martin Weiderhold, John Seibert, Ernest Zwernemann, and John Luedke, Sr. with the help of Rev. A. H. Falkenberg.
For the next seven years, the congregation worshipped in the old Bauer church building until enough money was raised to purchase land and build the new church next to the Bauer Church building.
Original St. John's Lutheran Church of Deanville completed in 1917.
Old building that once served as a congregation home for the Baer Church around the turn of the century.
According to Bishop Michael Rinehart,
Bishop of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Pastor Carl Baer baptized Tennie Zwernemann (Marburger) in 1904 and Louise Suehs (Schwartz) in 1905.
From 1910 to 1917, the old church building also served as the temporary home for the Deanville St. John's Lutheran Church congregation until their new church was completed in 1917.
According to area native, Larry Maresh, " The old church building was moved, expanded and became Lee Woltz's store. Saturdays, people came in to buy or sell live chickens, eggs, have a beer, buy groceries or get a haircut from Mr. Lee. I remember some who came mostly to visit and they would spend most of the afternoon. Of course there was a competing store across the street, somewhat larger, owned by the Mimans and then Jodie Lesikar.It was always interesting to watch the two store owners try and steal each others customers, but people mostly traded with one or the other".
This historic old Deanville building now stands directly across from the Deanville Bank. According to Barbara Smith the building that became the Wolz store was originally the old Baer Church located adjacent to where the original St. John's Lutheran Church was built.
The formal dedication of the St. John's Lutheran Church took place in 1917 with the donation of the church bell that currently hangs in the new Lutheran Church built in 1966.
The church established an adjacent cemetery in 1918. The congregation prospered and a new church building was erected here in 1966.
Early Day Congregation at St. John's
The original bell, housed in a tower at this site, continued to herald the commencement of worship services. This congregation has played a vital role in the community's civic, social, and religious development.
New Deanville Lutheran Church, completed in 1966.
Deanville Lutheran Church Cemetery (established in 1918)
St. John's Lutheran Church of Deanville
SON'S OF HERMAN LODGE (1916)
The Order of the Sons of Hermann was initially organized in New York City in 1840 by a small band of men of German descent. Hermann, for whom the order was named, was an early folk hero known as Hermann the Cherusker (Cherusker is the name of the ancient German tribe to which Hermann belonged).
By 1921 (5 years afer the Sons of Hermann lodge was established in Deanville), the Texas Hermann Sons Order went on its own with more members than all other Sons of Hermann lodges in all other states combined.
The Son's of Hermann Lodge, established in Deanville in 1916, sponsored July 4th celebrations , dances, BBQ functions and other social events for the town of Deanville. This lodge is still going strong almost a century later.
Another view of the Sons of Herman Hall in Deanville.
Poster of bands that played at Hermann Hall in Deanville Texas in 1966
Fritcher's Garage (1940)
Present day Deanville Bank
Deanville Fire Department and social center of Deanville.
Photo of John H. and Elsie Gerdes Homestead (1900) in Deanville
While Deanville initially grew with the support of the cattle drives and ranching, cotton was always an important part of the local economy.
Picking Cotton in Early-day Deanville Cotton Fields.
One of two early-day Deanville Cotton Gins. Clem Kaltwasser, Justice of the Peace is shown standing on the wagon in front of the Deanville Cotton Gin. Later in life he lost his arm in an accident in the Cotton Gin.
At one time, Deanville had two cotton gins, a cotton warehouse, two garages, a drugstore, a barbershop, a blacksmith shop, a cafe, a large general merchandise store, a produce house, a butcher shop, a lumberyard, an icehouse, a machine welding shop, and a dry-goods store.
One of the natives of Deanville around the turn of the century was
Hattie Wysong who died recently at the age of 94. She has two daughters, Wanda Cade of Bayard, Lula Andrews of Dallas, Texas, three sons, Autrey Wysong of Cottage Grove, Oregon, Jesse Wysong and Allen Wysong both of Bayard, ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
John Maresh, Jr.; Deanville Blacksmith in the 1930's
Another prominent settler in early-day Deanville was John Maresh Jr. who was the local blacksmith in Deanville in the early 1930's.
Photo of Deanville Blacksmith, John Maresh Jr. (Center) in training under C. Kaltwasser Blacksmith and Wheelwright
Photo of Deanville Blacksmith, John Maresh Jr. in his Deanville Blacksmith Shop
John was married to Julia Muzny. John also had three brothers that lived in Deanville including:
William John Maresh
John and Julia Maresh had two children:
John (Jay)Cameron Maresh, Deanville Farrier
Decendants of John and Julia Maresh still live in Deanville including grandson, John Cameron Maresh, the local farrier in Deanville.
Photo of John (Jay) Cameron Maresh hard at work in his grandfather's profession.
As a farrier, John Maresh provides essential hoof care services for the horses under his care including the trimming and balancing each horse's hoof for precise fitting to the shoes. Unlike his grandfather, Jay Cameron's blacksmith shop is the back of his pickup truck.
Gus Brinkman, Another Deanville Businessman in the 30's
Another prominent settler in early-day Deanville was Gus Brinkman, born on June 6, 1893, to Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Brinkman in the Birdsong community of Burleson County. Gus lived and farmed in Birdsong until 1930 when he bought the cotton gin in Deanville. Gus was the oldest of a family of fourteen.
In 1931, he moved his family to Deanville. He acquired the water works and furnished water to the residents of Deanville. As the years went by, he added other businesses such as house moving, grist mill, well drilling, and shipping wood. He employed from four to ten men besides his own sons, depending on the season. Gus became a director of the Deanville First State Bank in later years.
Gus and New Bride. Gus married Emma Fojtik on July 31, 1913 at Galveston, Texas.
Emma's parents, Frank and Rosina (Vaura) Fojtik, came to this country from Czechoslovakia. Emma was born on April 17, 1894, in Burleson County. Emma had two brothers, Emil and Frank Fojtik. The Fojtiks also lived at Birdsong. When Gus bought the gin in 1930, Emma ran the farm and raised the best cotton crop of their married years (made thirty bales of cotton that year). Emma loved working with her hands. She did her own gardening and canning. In her later years she took up quilting and was quite good at it.
Gus and Emma had five sons: Jake, Gussie, Ernest, Stonewall, and Jimmy andn four daughters: Annie, Alma, Roselee, and Mildred.
Jake married Gladys Mahlman and had four daughters, Glenda Gay, Bonnie, Victry, and one daughter died at birth. Jake drove the school bus and worked with his dad for many years. He moved to Caldwell, and then to Bryan where he died in 1976. He is buried in Bryan. Glenda is married and has three children. She lives in California. Victry is married and has two children. She lives in north Texas.
Gussie married Sheila Wallace in England. They have four children: Terry, Kevin, Patricia, and Kathy. Gussie lives in Baytown. He served in the Air Force during WWII. Terry is a Catholic priest in Houston. Kevin is married and has two children and living in Baytown. Patricia is married and has two children and lives in Houston. Kathy is married, has two children, and lives in Brownsfield.
Ernest has two sons: Ronnie and David, and lives in Corpus Christi with his son, David. Ernest's wife Helen died in 1976. Ernest served in the Navy in WWII. Ronnie lives in Freeport with his wife and three children.
Stonewall married Rosemarie Balcar and has three children: Keith, Dawn, and Kyle. Stonewall served in the Navy during the Korean War. Kyle died as an infant. The rest of the family lives in Irving.
Jimmy married Betty Burttschell and has two children: Michelle and Kelly. Jimmy bought the family business in Deanville and still lives there. He now works in Caldwell. Betty works at the bank in Deanville. Michelle lives in Austin and Kelly is married, living in Giddings.
Annie married Eldie Dworsky and had one child, Doris. Eldie died in 1976. Annie lives in Houston. Doris is married, has two children, and resides in Houston.
Alma married Burney Mayer and had one son, Rudy. Rudy is married and has one child. They all live in Giddings, where Alma is a real estate broker and Rudy has an equipment company. Burnie is retired.
Roselee married Charles Weir and has one daughter, Diane. Charles died in 1970. Roselee lives in Lubbock. Diane is married, has two daughters, and all live in Lubbock.
Mildred married Doyle Wiederhold and had two daughters: Sharon and Bette. They all live in Houston. Sharon is married and has one child. Bette is married and has two children.
Gus and Emma lived at Deanville until 1968 when Emma moved to Houston to live with her daughter because of ill health. Gus also moved to Houston in 1969 because of ill health. In 1971, Gus and Emma entered Hennessey Nursing Home in Giddings. Gus died on October 18, 1976 and was buried at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery at Deanville. Three months later on January 16, 1977, Emma died and was also buried at St. John's Cemetery.
Early Day Resident , T.F. Mays, Recalls Civil War Battle of Milliken's Bend
The Deanville and Caldwell area sent many young men into the Confederate army. The following battlefield account was provided by Deanville resident, T.F. Mays in 1914.
"This is June 6, 1914 and it very vividly calls my mind back to this day 51 years ago, 1863, when we charged over breastwork at Millikens Bend on the Mississippi River and engaged in one of the bloodiest fights for about one hour that was ever fought. We marched all the day before the battle and lay on our arms during the night within a mile of the battle ground and just as day began to dawn we received orders to prepare for battle and resumed our march to meet the enemy and within a few hundred yards of the enemy we had to concentrate our men and cut through a Boisdac hedge and the enemy began firing on us before we could deploy columns and about fifty of our men fell, but we were only a few minutes in making our way to the levee behind which the enemy was fortified and they proved to be mostly Negroes. We charged right over on them and within a very short time we completely demolished the entire enemy, killing 750 Negroes while we never lost a man after we got to the levee. Blood was in the trenches several inches deep in places after the battle. I was a member of the 17th Texas Volunteer Infantry, Col. R. T. P. Allen was our colonel and Wash Jones was our lieutenant colonel. Though the battle was led by the illustrious General E. McCullogh who has long since received his reward, not only as a faithful Confederate soldier, but as a faithful Christian soldier of the cross of Christ.
Among the brave Burleson County boys who participated in that famous and hard fought battles were: B. H. Carroll and his two brothers, Will Ike Heslep, C. C. Harvey, Billy Brymer, T. M. Hunt, Beverly A. and John Porter, Tom Ridgeway and Jack Allbright, the two latter being killed in the first charge and many others were there who I cant call to mind as I am only quoting from memory.
Now I am a citizen of Burleson County and my address is Deanville, Texas and I am writing this synopsis of the battle at the request of some of the old boys who were there and if I have made any misquotations, I stand corrected. I was born and raised in the that little historic town of Bastrop and was the eldest son of Judge Thomas H. Mays and if any of the dear old 17th see this, I would be glad to hear from them".
T. F. Mays
June 6, 1914
Early-Day Deanville Postmasters
In 1873, a post office was assigned to Deanville which initially operated out of the Dean General Store with James L. Dean as postmaster.
Subsequent postmasters of the Deanville Post Office included:
Womble, J. C., 27 Jun 1877
Dean, Jas. L., 3 May 1880
Donath, Adolph F., 2 Jan 1894
Wilkinson, John R., 6 Mar 1901
Donath, Adolph F., 15 Oct 1901 (Declined)
York, Dewitt C., 16 Nov 1901
Donath, Adolph F., 20 Jun 1903
Wolle, Elo F., 2 Sep 1905
Connolly, Jas., 17 Mar 1908
Radtke, Henry L., 4 Mar 1912
Radtke, Lula M., 16 Feb 1915
Griffin, Harry L., 3 Apr 1917
Seibert, John C., 13 Mar 1919
Photo of Deanville Post Office (Jan 2008)
DEANVILLE CITIZEN CELEBRATES 100th BIRTHDAY
On Sunday, April 26, 2009, the citizens of Deanville, family, and friends
celebrated Mary Prazek Maresh's 100th birthday. Mary came to Texas on the Orphan train and has lived in the Deanville area over 98 years. Mary and her husband, Vince Maresh, were married in 1926 and had four children: Delphine May, Beverly Blinka, James Maresh, and Jimmy Maresh.
Vince and Mary Maresh in early day Deanville (1926).
Mary has four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. As a young girl, Mary Maresh attended Prarie Dale School and attended the Catholic church in nearby Frenstat. Mary is a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Deanville.
Two beautiful Maresh ladies celebrating a birthday (Lynda Maresh Kubiak on left, Honoree Mary Maresh, 100 years young on the right).
Cake dipicting the reason for the big celebration in Deanville. And yes, it tasted as good as it looks!!
MARY MARESH OF DEANVILLE CELEBRATES HER 101 BIRTHDAY!
Looking prettier than ever, Mary Maresh and her family celebrated her one hundred and one birthday.
MARY MARESH OF DEANVILLE CELEBRATES HER 102nd BIRTHDAY!
In fine form, Mary Maresh and her family celebrated her one hundred and second birthday.
Deanville and St' John's Lutheran Church hosted the celebration of Mary's 102nd Birthday.
The St' John's Lutheran Church hosted the celebration of Mary's 102nd Birthday.
Lynda Maresh Kubiak of Rockdale visiting with her Aunt
John Cameron (Jay) Maresh, local Deanville Farrier in attendance of his Aunt's celebration along with scores of well-wishing family and friends.
Mary Maresh lived to the age of 105.
Cemeteries in the Deanville Area
Deanville Lutheran Cemetery. Located on FM 60 S in Deanville at the Lutheran church.
Beaird Cemetery. Located 3 miles SE of Deanville on County Road 126.
Chriesman Chapel Cemetery. Located 2 miles W. of Deanville
San Antonio Prairie Cemetery (also known as the SPJST Cemetery). Located 8 miles SW of Caldwell (SE of Deanville).
San Antonio Prarie (also SPJST) Cemetery
San Antonio Prarie/SPJST CEMETERY LISTING
Ora Bell Armstrong 12 Sep 1910 9 Mar 1986
Albert James Becvar 16 Feb 1936 15 Dec 2011
Janice Kay Becvar 25 Feb 1947 10 Jul 1988
Bonnie Fay Blaha 31 Mar 1940 31 Mar 1940
Joe Blaha 30 Aug 1906 18 Sep 1978
Millie Milady Dusek Blaha 17 Feb 1915 10 Jan 2010
Cecilye Blinka 9 Nov 1890 27 Mar 1903
Otillie Tillie Hait Breitkreutz 15 Feb 1857 16 Oct 1948
Maria M. Bridges 13 Feb 1915 3 Mar 2011
Wilson C. Bridges 12 Nov 1914 25 Jun 1984
Delores Faye Broesche 22 Jan 1944 unknown
Delwin C. Broesche 29 Jul 1939 11 Apr 1981
Emilie Cermak 14 Jun 1882 18 Aug 1945
John Cermak 21 Jan 1882 21 Sep 1952
Francis Kutey Dancak 21 May 1871 6 Jun 1948
Stepan Stephen Dancak 1860 1933
Alvin Edward Dippel 13 Mar 1905 9 Mar 1986
Lylie Terezie Dippel 15 Oct 1905 26 Oct 1988
John Dlabaj, Sr. 15 Mar 1853 8 Oct 1928
Frantiska Dlabajova 1853 1914
Annie Mary Dlabay 28 Nov 1909 28 Feb 1982
Edith M. Dlabay 27 Mar 1914 5 Jul 1982
Edward J. Dlabay 16 Oct 1912 2 Jul 1945
Francis Dlabay 2 Feb 1875 23 Aug 1955
Henry Charlie Dlabay 3 Jan 1911 14 Oct 1998
Joe F. Dlabay 28 Dec 1881 11 Dec 1939
Joe Steve Dlabay 1 Oct 1904 15 Mar 1979
John Dlabay 28 Dec 1885 6 Oct 1961
Marie Dlabay 16 May 1889 19 Feb 1966
Ella Tracie Dusek 16 Jul 1910 27 Jun 1998
Henry Dusek 1 Jan 1869 3 Jun 1930
Joe F. Dusek 23 Nov 1911 29 Jan 1975
Joe J. Dusek 4 Jul 1884 29 Nov 1964
Josef Dusek 1840 1924
Joseph Dusek, Jr. 4 Jun 1864 23 Nov 1950
Katerina Dusek 1839 1920
Lula Mae Watson Dusek 19 Dec 1919 10 Feb 2004
Rosalie M. Sebesta Dusek 25 Nov 1866 15 Jul 1944
Terezre Kristoff Dusek 25 Jan 1884 9 Mar 1977
Louis Ludwig Fillip 30 Oct 1907 20 Dec 1980
Victoria Fillip 19 Jan 1912 12 Aug 1912
Vlasta Marie Dlabay Fillip 30 Oct 1914 31 Oct 2003
Prentiss Franklin Bud Fowler 22 Jan 1941 16 Mar 2003
Otto Owen Hebbe, Sr. 23 Jun 1943 25 Jul 1999
Otillie Hait Hein 15 Feb 1857 16 Oct 1948
Bessie W. Hluchanek 2 May 1899 23 Nov 1991
Joseph Raymond Hluchanek 19 Aug 1893 18 Jan 1967
Anna Holik Holubec 16 Oct 1863 23 Feb 1946
Dorothy G. Holubec 20 Oct 1935 27 Sep 2001
Ella Hattie Holubec 17 Nov 1912 6 Aug 1917
Emil Edward Holubec 21 May 1897 6 Feb 1986
Ernest John Holubec 25 Jun 1929 18 Jul 1990
Eugene E. Holubec 5 Jul 1921 5 Nov 1996
Fannie L. Holubec 22 Jan 1895 11 Jul 1977
Gardina F. Holubec 8 Apr 1923 8 Apr 1923
Jan John Holubec 1855 1927
John J. Holubec 9 Jul 1887 11 Apr 1953
John Louis Holubec 9 Feb 1937 2 Jun 1972
Jozef Holubec 1860 1908
Katerina Spacek Holubec 1836 1916
Kathrina Chernskey Holubec 9 Feb 1870 6 Nov 1936
Lannis A. Holubec 12 Nov 1933 21 Nov 1933
Laura Martha Kiel Holubec 8 Jan 1904 9 Feb 1937
Lena M. Holubec 1 Feb 1934 21 Oct 2002
Lojska Louise Holubec 1894 1933
Martin Holubec 9 May 1866 14 Jul 1944
Paul Holubec 1869 1931
Rozarie Rosilee Holubec 1853 1931
Tom Holubec 1862 1928
Tom Holubec 1830 1902
Albert O. Jaap 7 Oct 1908 18 Mar 1979
Anna Lesikar Jaap 9 Jan 1870 16 Jul 1952
Edward J. Jaap 10 Feb 1900 15 Feb 1974
John F. Jaap 25 Mar 1895 19 Jul 1976
John H. Jaap 22 Apr 1859 6 May 1929
William J. Jaap 12 Mar 1903 17 Nov 1962
Bobby R. Jackson 25 Jan 1994 26 May 2007
Frantiska Jakubik 1855 1937
Jan Jakubik 1849 1925
Anna Louise Hine Jennings 1 Sep 1885 13 Nov 1952
Bruce Martin Jennings, Sr 10 Jul 1880 16 Aug 1960
Frances Jurcak 4 Sep 1870 17 Jun 1956
Frantisek Jurcak 1837 1916
Jan Jurcak 4 Jul 1868 30 Jan 1959
Marie Jurcak 1840 1912
Raymond Jurica 25 Apr 1913 21 Sep 1999
Vlasta Jurica 7 Jun 1914 12 Feb 1996
Liddie Lesikar Kieselhorst 18 Dec 1913 11 Nov 1966
Charlie J Kovar 24 May 1938 10 Jul 2011
Fannie Annie Surovik Kovar 8 Dec 1931 22 Dec 2014
Frantiska Kovar 1876 1931
John J. Kovar, Jr. 22 Feb 1898 8 Mar 1993
Liddie Kristof Kovar 30 Jul 1906 28 Sep 1991
Millie M Skopek Kovar 21 Dec 1901 29 Aug 1950
Willie J. Kovar 28 Feb 1900 29 Aug 1950
Frank Krall 4 Nov 1871 7 Jan 1955
Mary Krall 14 Jan 1880 12 Jan 1967
Alice L. Heinke Kristof 12 Jan 1910 14 Aug 1995
Alvin Edward Kristof 29 Mar 1936 16 Mar 1957
Charles Kristof, Jr 8 Mar 1905 28 May 1989
Charlie Kristof, Sr 2 Apr 1881 2 Jul 1961
Edwin Edward Kristof 21 Dec 1909 25 Mar 1966
Ella Milady Kristof 3 Jul 1914 25 Mar 1990
Frank Kristof 19 Feb 1874 2 May 1964
Frank W. Kristof 30 Dec 1908 24 Dec 1987
Henry Adolph Kristof 23 Aug 1906 25 Mar 1979
John J. Kristof 15 Dec 1873 6 Dec 1918
John L. Kristof 5 Sep 1903 26 Oct 1991
Liddie J. Dusek Kristof 3 Sep 1885 18 Jul 1967
Lydia A. Lesikar Kristof 12 Jul 1880 5 Aug 1959
Lydia M. Kristof 16 Jul 1909 31 Mar 1995
Lydia Mary Kristof 1905 1984
Mary F. Kristof 19 Jun 1903 1 Jul 1994
Milady L. Knesek Kristof 13 Oct 1918 8 Dec 2009
Olga Anna Kristof 19 Dec 1907 12 Nov 1935
Thrisie Kristof 14 May 1882 21 May 1973
Annie H. Kristoff 18 May 1885 26 Dec 1959
Edward J. Kristoff 17 Aug 1908 30 Aug 1981
Frank A. Kristoff 4 Jan 1906 13 May 1973
Jan F. Kristoff 1875 1919
Milady A. Beran Kristoff 29 Dec 1909 28 Oct 1986
Glenn H. Kuchera 27 Sep 1923 26 Mar 1936
Edward Antone Lesikar 1 May 1919 30 Apr 1967
Ella Lesikar 19 Oct 1911 22 Feb 1993
Fannie T. Dusek Lesikar 13 Jun 1887 18 Mar 1969
Frantiska Anna Hejtmancik Lesikar 8 Jan 1889 2 Mar 1986
Joe D. Lesikar 18 Apr 1911 9 Jun 1984
John Ladislav Lesikar 28 Mar 1877 29 Oct 1961
Mattie Ruth Lesikar 23 Sep 1917 unknown
Miloslav Joseph Lesikar 14 Nov 1883 19 Jun 1939
Vincent J. Vince Lesikar, Jr 15 Apr 1875 10 Oct 1957
Albina Luedke 26 Feb 1902 1 Jan 1982
Ed. O. Luedke 30 Sep 1913 26 Jul 1975
Adolph Paul Luksa 26 Feb 1902 18 Sep 1984
Annie Kovar Luksa 26 Jul 1896 24 Jul 1981
Anton Henry Luksa 1 Dec 1906 29 May 1982
Clint James Luksa 15 Feb 1936 24 Jan 2007
Delores Faye Dusek Luksa 22 Jan 1944 7 May 2012
Fannie V Kovar Luksa 31 Mar 1902 13 May 1995
Frances Luksa 8 Dec 1871 21 Jul 1947
John F. Luksa 3 Jan 1899 14 Jan 1969
John J. Luksa 1 May 1878 22 Sep 1951
Johnny J Luksa 21 Nov 1941 16 Mar 1991
Elizabeth Renee May 19 Oct 1994 4 Mar 1995
Robert Casper May 13 Jul 1937 11 Mar 1987
John Clarence McConnell 1 Dec 1918 26 May 1977
Nora A. McConnell 24 Dec 1928 12 Mar 2002
Miladie J. Wotipka McGehee 19 Feb 1910 14 Aug 1995
Mary Jo McMurtrey 12 Sep 1898 18 Jun 1992
Ella Miller 1902 1973
Estelle Lenora Murphy 7 Nov 1920 10 Oct 2003
Anton J. Nabelek 7 May 1886 7 Jun 1954
Vlasta Chernosky Nabelek 17 Feb 1888 8 May 1958
Annabelle Nedbalek 23 Feb 1915 11 Feb 1995
Fannie Nedbalek 17 Jun 1884 2 Nov 1965
Frank Nedbalek 21 Nov 1891 14 Mar 1967
Lydia Mae Nedbalek 18 Jul 1918 23 Jul 2006
Betty Kristof Owens 13 Dec 1934 8 Oct 1989
Nelson Lee Owens 1 Jul 1930 8 Oct 1989
Baby 1 Perkins Birth and death dates unknown.
Baby 2 Perkins Birth and death dates unknown.
Annie Rose Sebesta Pertl 1 Aug 1901 23 Oct 1989
Stanislav Otto "Stanley" Pertl 1 May 1894 6 Feb 1983
Stanley Dennis Pertl, Jr. 14 Aug 1934 16 Feb 1937
Anna M. Peters 30 May 1873 16 May 1963
William Peters 14 Jul 1871 2 Jun 1941
Annie S. Pinter 23 Dec 1889 30 Jul 1975
John Pinter 18 Mar 1886 22 Feb 1978
Vlasta A. Pinter 3 Jun 1909 13 Mar 1985
Jan Pohorelsky 20 Jan 1854 9 Dec 1904
Teresie Pohorelsky 1854 1918
Ellna Lydia Schumacher Prazak 16 Jan 1928 10 Oct 2013
Raymond R. Prazak 25 Sep 1925 15 May 1986
Lydia Mae Hejtmancik Ripple 28 Aug 1898 8 Jul 1980
William Joseph Ripple 12 Mar 1899 15 Dec 1979
John H. Schumacker 3 Dec 1905 21 Sep 1995
Julie Marie Dancak Schumacker 26 Oct 1896 2 Aug 1986
Annie Drgac Sebesta 2 May 1875 20 Jan 1956
Ella Rosa Sefcek Sebesta 19 Feb 1908 9 Apr 1990
Frank Bennie Sebesta 15 Jan 1908 20 Dec 1976
Franklin Joseph Sebesta 14 Jan 1938 8 Jan 2001
Josef Sebesta 1842 1912
Joseph Frank Joe Sebesta 11 Nov 1899 17 Mar 1983
Joseph V. Sebesta 22 Dec 1875 1 Oct 1923
Julia Bravenec Sebesta 21 Jan 1904 20 Dec 1984
Patricia Ann Dube Sebesta 24 Oct 1940 23 Feb 2014
Rosalie Rosa Masik Sebesta 23 Apr 1846 10 Oct 1910
Fannie Sefcik 22 Aug 1886 30 May 1966
Jan Sefcik 8 Dec 1869 21 Nov 1942
Marie Sefcik 1873 1924
Adolph Ervin Shiller 18 Jul 1864 29 Oct 1943
Anna Leshikar Shiller 7 Nov 1867 21 Nov 1944
Edwin Joseph Shiller 3 Feb 1889 29 Oct 1947
Steffana Vavra Shiller 30 Dec 1890 21 Jan 1975
Frank Shrubar 20 Apr 1905 24 Jun 1987
Mary Anna Shrubar 25 Mar 1911 10 Mar 1982
Mary Frances Dlabay Sickler 5 Feb 1940 13 May 2011
Mary Frances Zacobny Smotek 5 Aug 1938 18 May 1978
George Paul Surovik 24 Apr 1924 24 Apr 1924
Frank J. Theuber 17 Jul 1888 16 Nov 1971
Frank J. Theuber 17 Jul 1888 16 Nov 1971
Johnnie Theuber 4 Aug 1908 18 Apr 1971
Leo Frank Theuber 29 Jan 1911 19 Sep 2005
Minnie O. Theuber 26 Oct 1891 13 Apr 1974
Ruth Adelle Hill Theuber 27 Jan 1915 3 Oct 1991
Wilhelmina Otillia Minnie Hein Theuber 26 Oct 1891 13 Apr 1974
Bonnie J. Trnka 25 Feb 1904 19 Dec 1987
Jodie B. Trnka 3 Dec 1926 8 Sep 1999
Sidonie Hilda Kovar Trnka 19 Oct 1905 21 Aug 2002
Edward Vavra 10 Apr 1910 1 Sep 1988
Gardina Kubena Vavra 5 Jan 1920 unknown
Katrin Sernensky Vavra 9 Dec 1871 28 May 1938
Milady Vlasta Luksa Walker 1 Jun 1923 18 Dec 2012
Freddie Morris Buddy Windsor 7 Jul 1932 30 Sep 2011
Edward Wotipka 26 Sep 1905 31 May 1952
Emily Theuber Wotipka 26 Jun 1882 6 Jan 1968
Frances T. Wotipka 13 Aug 1882 23 May 1946
Frank J. Wotipka 10 Dec 1878 24 Jan 1957
Henry Wotipka 22 Dec 1908 18 Oct 1930
John Wotipka 1841 1919
Steve Wotipka 1 Apr 1917 15 Aug 1954
Thomas Wotipka 1839 1864
Wenzle Wotipka 10 Sep 1881 8 Jul 1960
Antone Wotipka Wotipkovi Birth and death dates unknown.
Jan Wotipka Wotipkovi Birth and death dates unknown.
Willie Edward Zacobny 2 Oct 1907 27 May 1982
Johnny William Zeke Zalobny 15 Oct 1942 12 Nov 2005
Willie Edward Zalobny 2 Oct 1907 27 May 1982
HISTORY OF BURLESON COUNTY, TEXAS
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