Conrad's Stories

The life and times of the Conrad Adam family in Kendall County, Texas

I can’t believe it! It’s the second week of October. Even though friends were visitng, I thought I would be able to squeeze in a post or two last week. But as you can tell, that didn’t happen. On Monday morning, October 3, my son called. He was in the hospital. It seems his appendix didn’t like him anymore and wanted to leave and it did just that! I am thankful he didn’t try to “tough it out” thinking the pain would go away. As a result, the week quickly slipped by.

St. John's Lutheran Church San Antonio, Texas

Great news! I have new information about Wilhelmina Bergmann, wife of Gustav Bergmann and daughter-in-law of Joseph Bergmann. I received an email from Maria Pfeiffer, archivist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in San Antonio. She checked their burial files and found that Wilhelmina’s maiden name was Knopp and not Finger as was stated on Mina Bergmann Federolf’s death certificate. Mina was her second oldest daughter. Wilhelmina’s birth and death dates were also listed! Yea!! She was born 2 April 1832 and died 5 May 1904. Her tombstone had 1905 as her death date and no other dates.

The Bergmann families were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church which is located on Nueva Street in downtown San Antonio. All three daughters married there.

Gustav Bergmann   

Born 13 June 1839 – Died 13 Jan 1895

Their children:

Rosa Bergmann

Born 6 July 1865 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas – Died 25 June 1944 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 21 April 1883 to Alexander Goerges

 Mina Bergmann

Born 31 December 1869 Boerne, Kendall County, Texas -Died 16 June 1960 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 15 September 1888 to George Federolf

Ida Bergmann

Born 4 December 1873 – Died 31 August 1901 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 7 March 1889 to Edward E. Dillard

Married 1900? Fritz Groos

2 thoughts on “Gustav Bergmann Family

  1. Jerry says:

    HI, you have Bergmann for the two children for Gustav and Wilhelmina but noticed in 1870 census in San Antonio, the 3 children were named Keller vs Bergmann. Did you know that Minna and Rosa were Keller’s and I guess only Ida was the child born for those two. So looks like Wilhelmina (Minnie) was married prior to Gustav Bergmann. Just thought I’d pass this along. Still not sure who Wilhelmina was the child of (Knopp) yet.

    1. Kathryn says:

      You know, I looked at the 1870 census and it just didn’t register that she could have been married before, but after really looking at the census again I think you are right. The more eyes and brains that examine records the better!! I think both girls were baptized at St. John’s Lutheran and I will be visiting with the archivist later this week. The record should give the names of the parents. In the Bexar County Marriage Records a Gus Bergmann married a Mina Keller or Kellen on 25 August 1874. Do you think that could be them? There is a Leo Dietrich aged 64 also listed with them on the census. I wonder if he is relative or a boarder? So many questions…Let’s keep in touch and see if we can solve this!!

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