Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer

Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer[1, 2]

Female 1925 - 2014  (89 years)

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  • Name Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer 
    Born 23 Oct 1925  Wilson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Oct 2014  [4
    Buried 29 Oct 2014  Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland (1925-2014) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland (1925-2014) - Find A Grave Memorial
    FamilySearch ID L5CK-3SH 
    Person ID I2726  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2016 

    Father Otto Julius Hierholzer,   b. 20 Dec 1896,   d. 12 Jul 1977, Wilson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Nettie Pearl Blumberg,   b. 17 Dec 1893,   d. 30 Jan 1936  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1918 
    Siblings 1. Ernest Joseph "E. J." Hierholzer   b. 17 DEC 1923, The Family Farm, Bexar Co., Texas;   d. 13 JUN 2015, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas; 
    2. Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer 
    3. Otto Julius Hierholzer, Jr.    
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Otto Julius Hierholzer,   b. 20 Dec 1896,   d. 12 Jul 1977, Wilson Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Gwendolyn Butler,   b. 23 Nov 1915, Helena, Karnes Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 2003, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Stepchild 
    Married 15 Jun 1938  [5
    Siblings 1. Ernest Joseph "E. J." Hierholzer   b. 17 DEC 1923, The Family Farm, Bexar Co., Texas;   d. 13 JUN 2015, Floresville, Wilson Co., Texas; 
    2. Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer 
    3. Otto Julius Hierholzer, Jr.    
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family MSgt Temple Leslie "Les" Bourland,   b. 5 Aug 1921, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 2003, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [6
    Married Y  [4, 7
    Children 
    +1. Terry Bourland
    +2. Linda D. Bourland
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F1197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Oct 1925 - Wilson Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Oct 2014 - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] NEW BRAUNFELS: THE FIRST FOUNDERS, VOL II, p. 180.
    2. [S147] Index to Texas Birth Records (1926-1995), [Schaefer p. 496].
      Terry Gene Bourland, male, born 09/14/1946, Bexar County, mother Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer, father Temple Leslie Bourland.
    3. [S940] Find A Grave, 27 June 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51069352.
      Otto Julius Hierholzer; Birth: Dec. 20, 1896; Death: Jul. 12, 1977; Note: Otto Julius Hierholzer; Parents: Joseph William Hierholzer (1865 - 1935), Elisa M Schaefer Hierholzer (1866 - 1942); Spouses: Nettie Pearl Blumberg Hierholzer (1894 - 1936) *, Gwendolyn Butler Hierholzer (1915 - 2003) *; Children: Ernest Joseph Hierholzer (1923 - 2015) *, Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland (1925 - 2014) *; Siblings: Mary Ida Hierholzer Rittimann (1887 - 1967) *, Hugo Daniel Hierholzer (1889 - 1977) *, Otto Julius Hierholzer (1896 - 1977), [* = Calculated relationship]; Inscription: Otto J. Hierholzer, . . Dec. 20, 1895, . . Jul. 12, 1977, See Floresville City Cemetery Inventory as archived by Tracy at USGenWeb.; Burial: Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA; Created by: Catherine (Prophit) Deme...; Record added: Apr 13, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 51069352.
    4. [S940] Find A Grave, 27 June 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137794813.
      Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland; Birth: Oct. 23, 1925, Wilson County, Texas, USA; Death: Oct. 26, 2014; Note: Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland passed away peacefully on October 23, 2014, at the age of 88. Born on the family farm in Wilson County, Texas, October 26, 1925, to Otto Julius Hierholzer and Nettie Pearl Blumberg Hierholzer, Rosalie was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother Gwendolyn Butler Hierholzer, and T.L. "Les" Bourland, MSgt USAF Ret, her husband of over 50 years. Mrs. Bourland is survived by her brothers, Ernest J. "E.J." Hierholzer and Otto J. Hierholzer, Jr. and spouse Jo Carolyn, of Floresville; her son, Terry G. Bourland, and daughter Linda Bourland Keen and spouse Billy, of Schertz; step-grandchildren Brian W. Keen, El Paso, TX; Devin M. Keen and spouse Kerry, Golden, CO; grandchildren Travis Lee Bourland and spouse Melissa, San Antonio; and Dawn Janese Bourland, San Antonio; two great-grandchildren whom she adored: Kai Austin Rose and Ryan Lee Bourland; and several Hierholzer nephews and nieces. Rosie offered service as a civilian employee at Randolph AFB for 26 years before retiring in 1989 to open the Converse General Store and Quilt Studio. In retirement, she learned to quilt from her mother-in-law Ethel H. Bourland, became an accomplished quilt maker and teacher, and was featured in the first edition of Great American Quilts, Oxmoor House, 1987. Delightfully outgoing, she had been an avid gardener, creative writer, paint & fabric artist, ladies softball first baseman, and world traveler who loved and served her community through a variety of quilt project fund raisers for the Converse Vol Fire Dept Ladies Auxiliary; creating historic quilted wall hangings for the City of Converse during the Texas State Sesquicentennial; and being active in Lions International and American Legion Post 593, Converse. One of Rosie's more unusual quilted wall-hangings depicts the 1845 sea voyage of her ancestor from Germany and features the ship's passenger manifest to Indianola, Texas. One of her paintings received an award from the San Antonio Art League and Museum; and her unique wedding dress, created from the silk parachute Les had been shot down in during World War II, was acquisitioned in 2004 by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Rosalie graduated 1943 Salutatorian from Floresville High School. She was a member of the Schertz United Methodist Church from 1953. The Family will receive visitors Tuesday, Oct 28, 6 until 8 PM, at Colonial Funeral Home. Interment will be on Wednesday, Oct 29, 9:30 AM, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service at Schertz United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Linda Montgomery officiating. Memorials may be made to the Schertz United Methodist Church, 3460 Roy Richard Dr, Schertz, TX, 78154, or the charity of your choice.; Parents: Otto Julius Hierholzer (1896 - 1977), Nettie Pearl Blumberg Hierholzer (1894 - 1936); Spouse: Temple Leslie Bourland (1921 - 2003); Sibling: Ernest Joseph Hierholzer (1923 - 2015) *, Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland (1925 - 2014), [* = Calculated relationship]; Inscription: Shining Star, Great & Grand, Wife & Mother; Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA, Plot: Section 34 Site 684; Created by: Dennis Alan Deel; Record added: Oct 26, 2014; Find A Grave Memorial# 137794813.
    5. [S940] Find A Grave, 16 May 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46283055.
      Gwendolyn Butler Hierholzer; Birth: Nov. 23, 1915, Helena, Karnes County, Texas, USA; Death: Mar. 26, 2003, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA; Note: From the April 9, 2003 edition of the Wilson County News, Floresville, Texas: Gwendolyn Butler Hierholzer was born in Helena, Karnes County, Texas, on Nov. 23, 1915, the daughter and oldest child of Henry Carlton Butler and Janie Lou Gentry Butler. She passed from this life into eternity on March 26, 2003, in San Antonio, Texas. Following her birth, the family lived in Karnes City for a short time before moving to a farm just south of Fairview in Wilson County, Texas. She grew up in a Christian home, attended school at Fairview, and graduated from Fairview High School in 1933. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to San Antonio where she continued her education, graduating from Brackenridge High School. She then attended Westmoreland College in San Antonio, which later became Trinity University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree and later a Master of Arts degree. The family having returned to Fairview, she began her teaching career in 1935, teaching in the Maxwell School near Loire, west of the Fairview community. She later taught at Hierholzer School, Fairview School, and Black Hill School. Following the consolidation of Black Hill, she taught primarily math at Pleasanton High School, but occasionally other subjects, including Spanish. Upon completion of 30 years of teaching, she retired from Pleasanton High School. Shortly afterwards, she was asked to teach math at Floresville High School for a semester when one of the regular teachers was on leave. Afterwards, she was offered a contract and taught math another 17 years at Floresville High School, retiring in 1984 for a total teaching career of 47 years. During that time, she helped guide many a young person by precept and example into the professional world. Even now, one often hears, "She was my teacher, " and "She was my teacher, too." She also taught piano lessons at home for several years. Mrs. Hierholzer was very proud of her family, some of whom were the relatives of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas." There is in her family a beautiful old sampler with the lettering, "Talitha Jane Austin, 1846, " made by her great-grandmother. On June 15, 1938, she was married to Otto J. Hierholzer Sr. The ceremony was performed by his cousin, the Rev. Elmer J. Hierholzer, who was at that time the pastor of the Hackberry Street Methodist Church in San Antonio. In addition to her teaching, Mrs. Hierholzer then assumed the duties of a housewife and the rearing and education of three children. She was a very devoted wife and mother, and theirs was a happy home. Their home was on a farm between Floresville and Pleasanton, and she often worked in the field alongside her husband and children. In early life, Mrs. Hierholzer became a member of the Fairview Methodist Church. An accomplished musician, she often was called upon to play the piano during revival meetings at the Methodist and Baptist churches at Fairview. In later years, she transferred her church membership to the Floresville United Methodist Church, where she faithfully attended services as long as her health permitted. She was a longtime member of the Wesleyan Service Guild and later became a charter member of the Womans Society of Christian Service. Preceded in death by: husband on July 12, 1977; father on Feb. 9, 1938; mother on June 16, 1974; brother, Milton H. Butler, on June 11, 1963. Survivors include: three children, E.J. Hierholzer, Rosalie H. Bourland (Leslie), and LTC (retired) Otto J. Hierholzer Jr. (Jo Carolyn); sister, Dorothy Elizabeth Butler; her niece, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Gail Butler; seven grandchildren, Terry Bourland, Linda B. Keen (Billy), Hugh Hierholzer, Chris Hierholzer (Sandra), Kirk Hierholzer (Aubrey), Brian Keen (Rachel), and Devin Keen; six great-grandchildren, Travis Lee Bourland, Dawn Janese Bourland, Natalie Jo Hierholzer, Christopher Hierholzer, Winter Hierholzer, and West Hierholzer. Services were held on Friday, March 28, 2003, at 7 p.m. in the Roy Akers Funeral Home with Dr. Malford Hierholzer officiating. This was followed by services at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2003, in the Floresville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Andy Tyson officiating. LTC (retired) Otto J. Hierholzer Jr. gave the eulogy. One of her favorite hymns, "Amazing Grace" was sung by her niece, Gwendolyn Elizabeth Gail Butler. Interment followed in the Floresville City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Hugh Hierholzer, Chris Hierholzer, Terry Bourland, and Billy Keen, and nephews J.C. Hierholzer and Gary Butschek.; Burial: Floresville City Cemetery, Floresville, Wilson County, Texas, USA; Created by: H M G; Record added: Jan 03, 2010; Find A Grave Memorial# 46283055.
    6. [S450] Family Information from Ann Little, [Schaefer p. 478].
      Date: 12 October 2002
    7. [S940] Find A Grave, 27 June 2016; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9129213.
      Temple Leslie Bourland; Birth: Aug. 5, 1921, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA; Death: Oct. 29, 2003, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA; Note: Veteran of World War II. Served as C-47 radio operator and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and other awards. Master Sergeant Bourland retired from the United Sates Air Force after 21 years, 6 months of service. Information extracted from obituary in San Antonio Express News, November 1, 2003; Spouse: Rosalie Hamilton Hierholzer Bourland (1925 - 2014) * [* = Calculated relationship]; Inscription: Purple Heart, Loved & Served, Family & Nation; Note: MSGT US Air Force, World War II, Korea; Burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA, Plot: Section 34, Site 684; Created by: Paula J; Record added: Jul 20, 2004; Find A Grave Memorial# 9129213.




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