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Submitted by: (Hannah Wolbrueck) – July 2, 2000


John Senkel, 1940

John Senkel, 81, pioneer resident of Williamson County, died at the family home in Thrall, Tuesday morning at 6:35 o’clock.

Mr. Senkel was born June 14, 1859. He came to the United States at the age of 21 years and settled in Williamson County, where he resided until his death.

Surviving the deceased are his widow, Mrs. Bertha Senkel, six daughters, Mrs. Henry Hehman, Taylor; Mrs. O.H. Krueger, Taylor; Mrs. O.H. Schroener, Taylor; Mrs. H.T. Krueger, Sanger, Texas; Mrs. John Krieg, Thrall; and Mrs. Walter Lange, Thorndale; four sons, Charley Senkel, Herman Senkel and Albert Senkel all of Taylor; and Henry Senkel, Buda, Texas; two brothers, William Senkel of Cameron, Texas and Henry Senkel of Rogers, Texas; besides 22 grandchildren and five great-great grand-children. One daughter preceded him in death.

Funeral services for the deceased will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home in Thrall. The Rev. Mr. Ander of Thrall will officiate. Pallbearers: Fritz Krueger, Henry Krueger, Charles Krueger, Theo Kuhl. Charles Krieg, and John Senkel. Burial in the Taylor City Cemetery.

Forwood-Condra funeral directors are in charge of funeral arrangements.