AGED PIONEER DIES
Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein Had Resided in this City Forty Years
“Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein, 68 years of age, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning at a local hospital following a two week illness. She was born in Reicbendard [sic], Boehmia, Austria, September 16, 1849. She landed in Indianola with her parents in 1853. She was married to E. F. Toepperwein in 1868. She came to San Antonio forty years ago from Leon Springs. She is survived by her two sons Adolph and Ferdinand Toepperwein and one daughter Clara Toepperwein, all of San Antonio. The funeral will be held at 10′ o’clock Monday morning from her residence at Chessnut and Houston streets. Interment will be made in City Cemetery No. 1.”
“Obituary of Johanna Toepperwein.” San Antonio Express Sunday Morning Edition, 29 July 1917.