Here is the text of the obit.Unfortunately, there was not date on the newspaper clipping and I don't know what newspaper it was in. **************** Mrs. Minna Raske, widow of the late Mr. Herman Raske, died near Galle at the home of her son, Mr. Herman Raske, on Sat. at the age of 85 years.Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Goetz Funeral Home by Rev. T.M. Janssen with interment in San Geronimo Cemetery.The pallbearers were Messrs Henry Raske, Alf. Hoen, Alvin Raske, Louis Raske, Hy. Schievelbein and Edwin Merz.Mrs. Raske leaves the following to mourn her death: Anna and husband Carl Frederich; Herman and wife Lydia; Franz and wife Anna; Theresia and husband Eddie Ware; Thekla and husband Bennie Galle; a sister Mrs. Louis Schievelbein, brother-in-law, Alb. Raske, sister-in-law Mrs. Bertha Bender, 24 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren to all of whom we offer sympathy.
The deceased was born in Berlin, Germany, and at an early age was baptized and took the vows of the Luthern Church.
In 1872 she was married to Mr. Herman Raske and in 8 years they came to America and came to Guadalupe County to make their home.In 1933, the husband departed this life and since that time she has been ailing continually.Her death is mourned by a large number of acquaintances. *******************
Most of my information is from this obit.From what I understand Minna was short for Williaminia and is the name used by her family for her.I have never heard of her being called Ida.However,I did find a Texas marriage record for Herman and Minna's oldest son, also named Herman who married an Ida Amelia Damman in 1906.Maybe that is part of the confusion.The obit lists Lydia as Herman Jr's wife but this must have been a 2nd wife. On the other hand, maybe Minna was called Ida by her own family. I don't know.
So the question is, is your gggrandmother the sister of Williaminia who married Herman Sr. in 1872 or is she the sister of Ida who married Herman Jr. in 1906. Either way, I would love to share information with you if you would like. My email address is email@example.com.