Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Carl and Katharina Fries Schuetz

Tombstones Carl and Katharina Fries Schuetz

Katharina Schuetz                                              Carl Schuetz

Born 12 January 1840                                          Born 11 August 1840

Died 15 February 1909                                         Died 8 August 1923

On her stone is carved,

“She’s gone to world’s above

Where saints and angels meet

To realize our Savior’s love

And worship at his feet

They are buried on the homeplace in Kendalia. They are my great-great grandparents.

Schuetz Cemetery (Kendalia, Kendall County, Texas). Carl and Katharine Schuetz markers; personally read 1983.


Posted by on January 24, 2012 in Schuetz, Tombstone Tuesday


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It’s Time to Celebrate! Kendall County, Texas is 150 years old!

Eighty settlers in 1859 petitioned the Texas legislature to create a new county from Bexar, Comal and Blanco counties. The request was passed on December 3, 1861 by the Senate and approved by the House on January 8, 1862. On January 10, 1862 the act was signed to create Kendall County.

Here is an excerpt from the petition. They stated how they felt.

We the undersigned residents of the headwaters of the Cibolo Creek, Balcones Creek, Sister Creek, Salinas Creek, Post Oak Hill Creek, and settlers on the Guadalupe River have been thrown from one County to the other within the last 5 years.”

“We belonged originally to Bexar and were well satisfied with this arrangement. We have since been annexed to Comal, Kerr, and Blanco County and each time lost by the change. Our connection to Blanco however is so unnatural, inconvenient, and intolerable that we believe our situation can not be made worse than it is now and any change would be agreeable.”

The kick off date for the 150th celebration will begin Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the historic court house. This is within two days of the first election, in the newly formed county, to vote for the county seat and for the officials. The date was April 26, 1862.

Kendall County was the only Texas county to be formed during the Civil War.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1987. The copyright was renewed by the German-Texas Heritage Society in 1987. The original copyright is 1930 by the author.

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Kendall County


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Tombstone Tuesday: Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Tombstone of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Ida Haufler Adam was the daughter of Johann (John) Gottfried and Louisa Magers Haufler.

born September 25, 1871

died May 10, 1964

Julius Adam was the son of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

born March 15, 1864

died August 23, 1952

They are my great-grandparents.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Julius and Ida Adam marker; personally read 2011.

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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Adam, Haufler, Tombstone Tuesday


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