Conrad's Stories

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

Carl and Katharina Fries Schuetz

I just found this deed in the Kendall County Deed Records,  Volume 24, pages 595-596.  I was unaware of its existence and never heard anyone in my father’s family mention it.  In February 1909, my great-great-grandmother Katharina Fries Schuetz passed away and was buried within walking distance from their house in Kendalia.  I had no idea that in December of 1909, my great-great-grandfather created a cemetery.  He was buried there in 1923, and my grandma Lillie Adam said there were two infants buried there, too.  I never gave it a thought that other family members could be buried there—what a beautiful tribute to his wife and family.  The last time I visited the cemetery was in 1983.

Katharina Fries Schuetz

I have transcribed the deed for easy reading.

The State of Texas |

County of Kendall | Know all men by these presents

that I, Henry Schuetz of the County of Kendall and State

of Texas, for and in consideration of the sum of Five

dollars to me in hand paid by Karl Schuetz of the

County of Kendall, the receipt of which is hereby acknow-

ledged, do by these presents, bargain, sell, release and

for ever [sic] claim unto the said Karl Schuetz his heirs

and assigns, all my right, title and interest in and

to that certain tract or parcel of land lying in the

County of Kendall and State of Texas, described as

follows, to wit: Being one acre of land, more or

less out of Survey No. 2, in the name of R. W.

Montgomery and being a part of the old Karl

Schuetz homestead on Curry’s Creek.  The land hereby

conveyed is now used as a cemetery for members

of Schuetz’s family and relatives.  To have and to

hold the said premises, together with all and singular

the rights, privileges [sic] and appurtenances thereto in

any manner belonging unto the said Karl Schuetz,

his heirs and assigns for cemetery purposes for ever [sic]

so that neither I, the said Henry Schuetz, nor my heirs

nor any person or persons claiming under me, shall

at anytime [sic] hereafter, have claim or demand any

right or title to the aforesaid premises or appurtenance

or any part thereof.

  Witness my hand at Boerne this 3rd day of Dec.

A.D. 1909.

                                                  Henry Schuetz

The State of Texas|

County of Kendall| Before me, Jno. Reinhard, County

Clerk in and for the County of Kendall, in the State

of Texas, on this day personally appeared Henry

Schuetz known to me to be the person whose name

is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and

acknowledged to me that he executed the same

for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.

  Given under my hand and seal of office this

3rd day of Dec. A.D. 1909.

Seal                                  Jno. Reinhard

                                         Clk. C. C. K. Co.

Filed for record in my office the 3rd December 1909

At 11 o’clock A. M. and recorded the 10th December

1909 at 3 o’clock. P. M.

                                         John Reinhard

                                         Co. Clk. Kendall Co. Tex.

                                         By Henry East, Deputy

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2 thoughts on “Schuetz Cemetery in Kendalia, Texas

  1. Susie says:

    How wonderful!! Love when we are able to find things.

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