About 1925 – Back row: Olga & Fritz Becker, Sam Hardi, Emil Beyer, Rudolph & Augusta BeyerSeated: Ella Hardi with daughter Elfrieda, Moritz & Marie Beyer & Ewald.
Ella's daughter Marie Hardi & Rudolph's son Hugo Beyer in front.
|Beyer family marker and Moritz Beyer's |
grave marker at Coupland. Marie and
Emil's markers are next to Moritz'.
Of the surviving children, only Emil did not marry. Emil, unfortunately, was retarded from the time he was born. Watching out for him became more and more challenging for his family as he grew older. For a while, his brothers and sisters took turns caring for him in their homes. In 1929, by mutual agreement, his family approached the Williamson County Court for help, and moved him to the state school in Austin where he lived for the rest of his life. He died on February 23, 1943, at the age of 44, and was buried at St. Peter's United Church of Christ Cemetery.
Rudolph and Augusta raised their family and continued to farm in Beyersville until 1942, when they purchased a farm near Frame Switch, west of Taylor.
Sam and Ella (Beyer) Hardi lived on their farm until Sam passed away in 1958. Then Ella sold their farm and moved to Taylor.
Later, Ewald and Mary Beyer also moved to a farm just outside of Tayor, northwest of town.