San Antonio Gazette
April 8, 1907
Hermann Ernst Barkmeyer, a well known residence of the Salado, about five miles east of the city, died suddenly at his home this morning about 3 o'clock.
The deceased is survived by his widow and six children, as follows: Mrs. Mathilde Barkmeyer, Ida Ernst, Eddie, Gustav, Ludwig and Benjamin Barkmeyer; two sisters, Mrs. Heinrich and Mrs. H. Echtergoff, and three brothers, William John and Louis Barkmeyer, all living on the Salado.
The deceased was one of the wealthiest residents on the Salado, the estate being worth about $100,000, consisting of a fully equipped farm and other property. Mrs. Barkmeyer was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Urban and Barkmeyer was formerly employed on the farm.
He was 49 years of age, being born in Ost Friesland, north Germany, Nov. 15, 1857.
His death was sudden and unexpected. He got up only a few moments before and was out in the yard and returned to go to bed. He was sitting on the edge of the bed when he fell over. His face struck the floor, as a result of which his face was bruised. His wife was immediately at his side, but he was dead.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon on the Salado, interment being in the family lot in the Hermann Sons cemetery at that place. Services will be conducted by Rev. Otto Hartmann of the St. John Lutheran church.
Obituary provided by Find A Grave contributor Joan.
Mathilda Urban Barkmeyer
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