|Rockdale Messenger Excerpts 1899-1904||
2002 August 3
Many thanks to Lynna
Kay Shuffield for digging these up.
|Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 23 Feb 1899
Marriage - Mrs. J. McKenzie of Galveston and her son, Donald McKenzie,
were guests at the Loewenstein mansion this week. The lady was a friend
of Mrs. Loewenstein’s in her girlhood days in Fayette county and attended
the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Loewenstein some 28-years ago and the families
have been warm friends ever since, so she and her son came up to attend
the nuptials of Robert Loewenstein and Miss Bertie Loper. Donald McKinzie
acting as best man in the ceremony.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 9 Mar 1899
Return to City -Robert Loewenstein and bride returned from St. Louis Wednesday morning as happy as birds these beautiful spring mornings. Robert made an extensive purchase of goods for his house, which have been coming in.
B. Loewenstein was able to be out Monday morning after 10-days tussle
with la grippe and a severe and painful boil in the wrong place.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 16 Mar 1899
Joe Loewenstein, Jr., one of the most popular and worthy young men
of Rockdale, left Monday for a pleasure and business trip
to Houston, Galveston and New Orleans.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 4 May 1899
B. Loewenstein, A. Wolf and Gus Backhaus went to Austin to attend
the meeting of the grand lodge of the Sons of Hermann.
J. B. Hamilton, Joe Loewenstein, Jr. and C. K. Stribling left Tuesday
for Paris, Texas, where they will attend the State Fireman’s convention
as representatives of the Rockdale fire dept.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 18 May 1899
Joe Young, Ben Loewenstein and Ed Hewitt are on a fishing and hunting
trip on the San Marcos river.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 8 June 1899
Bennie Loewenstein, Jr., Ed Hewitt and Joe Young returned from their
western trip last Thursday. They went as far as Mason county and visited
the following counties: Williamson, Travis, Hayes, Blanco, Comal, Gillespie,
Llano, Burnett and Mason. The boys say Bennie developed to be an expert
rabbit chaser and could make a jack rabbit June for the first mile or so.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 22 June 1899
Visiting - Ed Loewenstein of Houston is in the city visiting his
cousin Bennie Loewenstein.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 22 June 1899
Robt. Loewenstein and wife are taking a holiday at the Mineral Wells,
Pal Pinto county, Texas.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 6 July 1899
4th of July - Most business houses were closed Tuesday to honor
the nation’s birthday. Mr. A. Wolf and B. Loewenstein & Sons had fine,
new American flags hoisted over their places of business, proving that
our American citizens by adoption were more patriotic, so far at least
that the born citizens.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 13 July 1899
Robert Loewenstein and wife returned from Mineral Wells on Friday,
greatly improved in health.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 25 Jan 1900
Mrs. Robert Loewenstein has been very ill for several days, but is at present convalescent.
B. Loewenstein & Sons have rented the store house recently vacated
by W. H. Fletcher, and will use it as a ware room.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 1 Feb 1900
Mrs. Robt. Loewenstein and brother, Walter Loper, will leave today
for Ft. Worth, where the latter goes to receive medical treatment of Dr.
A. C. Walker.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 22 Feb 1900
Mrs. Robt. Loewenstein has returned from Ft. Worth, her brother
Walter [Loper] is still at that place under treatment.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 1 March 1900
Joe Loewenstein, Jr. was in Austin last Monday.
B. Loewenstein and son Bennie Loewenstein, returned from St. Louis
last Sunday evening after 2-weeks hard work trying to buy goods. We put
in “trying to” because these gentlemen say they never witnessed such a
rush. They had to make dates ahead to even get to look at goods and prices,
but they secured some rare bargains just the same.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 12 April 1900
Party - At the handsome home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loewenstein
Tuesday night of this week, the young folks of this city were tendered
a princely entertainment in honor of the charming Miss Etta Loper. They
had a royal good time, is the universal verdict of the jolly crowd who
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 10 May 1900
In the election of school trustees, B. Loewenstein received the
highest number of votes cast. Or in other words, he led the ticket.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 10 May 1900
Joe Loewenstein left Monday for Waxahachie to attend the Fireman’s
association and will go from there to New Orleans, where he will spend
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 17 May 1900
Dr. H. V. Loewenstein, the renowned optician is in the city.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 31 May 1900
Joe Loewenstein, after an extended tour of Waxahachie, Dallas, Fort
Worth and New Orleans has returned home. Joe reports having had a “swell
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 14 June 1900
Joe Loewenstein, Jr. was in Milano Sunday.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 5 July 1900
Mr. & Mrs. Robt. Loewenstein left Saturday for Eureka Springs,
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 26 July 1900
Last Monday, Ben Loewenstein, Jr. received a handsome watch chain as a birthday gift from his brother, Robert, who is spending the summer at Eureka Springs, AR.
Joe Loewenstein was in New Braunfels Sunday.
Ben Loewenstein, Jr. and W. A. Coffield visited friends in Mexia Sunday.
B. Loewenstein is attending the Grand Lodge of the A.O.U.W.’s at
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 9 August 1900
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loewenstein have returned from Eureka Springs,
AR, where they have been for several weeks past. Mr. Loewenstein comes
home much refreshed in health and appears to be in fine trim to handle
the immense business which will assuredly be theirs this fall.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 16 August 1900
The following Rockdalians witnessed the ball game at Bryan Sunday
between the Loewenstein Grays and the Bryan team - Will & Joe Coffield;
Joe Loewenstein; Ben Loewenstein; Ben, Warren, Charley & Pus Baxter;
Fred Stahl; Walter Marshall; Hunter Sherrell; Immit Poole and Jule Coffield,
B. Loewenstein & Sons are erecting an iron clad wagon ware room in the rear of their brick on Ackerman St.
Mr. & Mrs. B. Loewenstein left for St. Louis on Sunday. The
former goes to lay in a large stock for the house of Loewenstein &
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 6 Sept 1900
The Loewenstein Gray’s went to Taylor Sunday for a ball game but were prevented from playing by rain.
Mr. & Mrs. B. Loewenstein have returned from St. Louis, where
Mr. L purchased a large stock of goods, and the house of Loewenstein says
they are going to make things warm this fall.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 20 Sept 1900
B. Loewenstein was in Rosebud Saturday of last week.
Joe Loewenstein was in Minerva and Cameron on Tuesday.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 31 Jan 1901
Robert Loewenstein is able to be at his business again after being
confined to his home with sickness for more than a week.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 21 Nov. 1901
Dr. & Mrs. R. S. Wallis gave a farewell musical to Dr. &
Mrs. J. B. Gaither of North Carolina last Friday evening. Music by the
orchestra came first, with B. Loewenstein, Sr., musical director and chief
tamborinist, who displaced more musical talent than Paderewsky, consider
the time he has been regarded as a musician and for earnestness and zeal
has no superior. Leonard Isaacs, chief traingleist, becomes so enthused
that he never has time to sit down and is always ready in the key of “C.”
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 26 Dec. 1901
Birth - Boy born to Mr. & Mrs. Robert Loewenstein last Thursday.
Rockdale Messenger, Thur., 2 Sept 1904
Death - The remains of H. V. Lowenstein of Cameron were buried in
the Jewish cemetery in this city today at 10 a.m. He was well known in
Rockdale, having visited here a number of times as an optician. Maj. W.
M. McGregor and two brothers of the deceased accompanied the body from
Cameron. [Note: This is no gravemarker for this individual in the cemetery.]