Conrad's Stories

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

Phil. Jac. Theis Tombstone

PHIL. JAC. THEIS

Geboren 23 Oct 1809

Gestorben 14 Mai 1876

Friede Seiner Asche

[Translation: God Rest His Soul]

Phillip Theis left Offenbach, Nassau, Germany in 1855 on the ship Mississippi. Eight members of the P. J. Theis family came to Texas, his wife Margarethe and children, Anna, Jacob, Elsie, Henry, August, Caroline, and Catherine.

In 1860, Phillip appeared on the Blanco County Manufacturing Schedule.  He owned a blacksmith shop valued at $400.00, and he had one employee over 16, which he paid $120.00 per year.  His business was located on Main Street in Boerne.

Phillip Jacob Theis was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

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Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Phil. Jac. Theis marker; personally read November 2020.

1860 Non-Population Census. Blanco County. Ancestry.com

Gray, Edith A., Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County, 1949.

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