Carl ("Charles") Phillip Steffler

  • Aransas County newspaper:
  • "Former Resident Dies in Seguin"

May 29, 1871 - July 23, 1949

Charles P. Steffler, former Aransas County commissioner and resident here [Aransas Co.] since 1927, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Hugo Brannies, in Seguin, July 23, at the age of 78 years. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Vernon Mohr and interment was in San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio.

Mr. Steffler was a native of Germany but had resided in America 60 years. He was formerly in the banking [should be "baking"] business in San Antonio but sold out in 1927 and came to Rockport. He was on the Board of Directors of St. Charles Bay Club for several years and made his home there. He also served as president of the club. He was a member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge and Knights of Pythias. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in San Antonio.

He served one term as county commissioner, from 1937 to 1939. Later he bought the Midway Inn on highway 35 which he sold a few years ago because of ill health, and moved to Seguin to make his home with his daughter.

Survivors are two sons, Rudolph Steffler, San Antonio; Paul Steffler, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Hugo R. Brannies, Seguin; Mrs. Luther M. Schliesser, Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Paul Steffler, San Antonio; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren."

Another obituary mentions his "baking" business in San Antonio and adds that his pallbearers were: Harold Brannies, Charles R. Steffler, Robert Moffett, Edward Steffler, Walter Shulz, and Paul Jaehnig.

Contributed by Martha J. Hicks.