Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameHans George Mangold
Birth24 Apr 1905, Weinheim, Germany
Death26 Oct 2001, Castroville, Bexar Co TX11 Age: 96
Birth24 Nov 1895, New Braunfels, Comal Co TX11
Death5 May 1988, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX11 Age: 92
FatherFranz Carl (Frank) Hoffmann (1870-1903)
MotherClara Groos (1874-1956)
Marriage1929, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX1871
ChildrenHans Frank “Junior” (1930-)
Notes for Hans George Mangold
Hans George Mangold (Apr 1907 - Oct 2001) - Born in Weinheim, Germany, the eldest of 7 (?) children, Hans always had an energetic spirit. Known for his fancy feet and zither-playing fingers, he would impress and delight everyone who knew him. He immigrated to the United States on his own at the tender age of 18 to live with his uncle and aunt in New York City. A few years later, he would move to San Antonio to expound on the upholstery skills he had learned from his Uncle George. In 1929, he married his one and only love, New Braunfels, TX native Ella Hoffman (1896 - 1988). Never officially retiring, Hans was able to run a successful upholstery business well into his eighties.1892

Hans George Mangold, born April 24, 1905 in Munich, Germany to Johana Fuchs Mangold and Johannes Mangold, entered into rest Friday, October 26, 2001 at the age of 96. He came to America in 1923 at age 18 bringing his trade school upholstery skills and his zither to San Antonio, being sponsored by his Uncle George. He met Ella Louise Hoffmann from New Braunfels at a Hermann Sons dance and they married in 1929. They had one child, Hans Frank Mangold, in 1930. He worked for City Upolstery during this time and later bought it in 1935. He was a member of the State Soccer Championship team and later was instrumental in bringing soccer to San Antonio. He was an avid tennis player, however, his most important contribution to the city was his love of music and his zither. He played almost everywhere performing especially during Fiesta week at the Beethoven Hall of which he was the second oldest member. He was a 75 year member of the Hermann Sons and worked at his trade until he was 90. He and his beloved bride, Ella, were both avid travelers. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1979 and cousins from Germany came to celebrate with them. He was preceded in death by his bride and one grandson, Christopher Mangold. Survived by his son, Hans E. Mangold, Sr. and wife, Jacque; grandsons, Hans F. Mangold, Jr. and wife, Dianna; grandson, Matthew M. Mangold; granddaughter, Allison Hicks; great granddaughter, Jennifer Morgan and husband, Ryan, all of San Antonio; sister-in-law, Gertrude Lachele; niece, Melanie Brown and husband, Dennie, all of Dallas, TX; several nephews, nieces, cousins in Germany and Texas and a host of friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Van Winkle and the staff at Harvest Health Care Center in Castroville for their constant care and concern.
Notes for Ella Louise (Spouse 1)
Hans and Ella had a stillborn child after Hans Frank was born, not sure of the year and if they even named the baby and had a burial.1871

1900 Census of Justice Pct. 2, Guadalupe Co TX

Name Age
Frank Hoffman 29 head b Jul 1870 TX father & mother b Germany, m 5 y
Clara Hoffman 25 wife b Dec 1874 TX father & mother b TX
Ella Hoffman 5 dau b Nov 1894 TX father & mother b TX

1920 Census of Bexar Co TX

Name Age
Andrew Naval 46 b Germany, immigrated 1912
Clara Naval 45
Gertrude Naval 0 [11/12]
Ella Hoffman 24

1930 Census of San Antonio, Bexar Co TX

Name Age
Hans G Mangold 25
Ella L Mangold 34

next door family of George A. Mangold, age 24, presumably brother of Hans G. Mangold.
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