Conrad's Stories

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

Julius and Ida Haufler Adam William Kuhfuss, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 in Kendall County, united in marriage Julius Adam and Ida Haufler on 28 December 1890. Ida told the family they met when Julius stopped by her family home in Waring, Texas. The rest is history. She remembered from this visit how dashing he …

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A number of years ago an autograph book belonging to Bertha Adam Froebel Haby was found in a flea market in San Antonio. Fortunately the person who discovered it recognized some of the names, purchased it, and donated it to the Boerne Historical Society Archives. The autograph book was analyzed by a relative, Dorothy Ebert …

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Drum roll!! My newly discovered fifth great-grandmother’s death record from Langenbach, Hessen-Nassau!! Anna Maria Hòlzemann Schütz born 5 January 1785 in Langenbach a widow of Johann Gerlach Schütz who died 1 November 1843 died 21 November 1862  while living in Limburg  (she must have been living with a relative) Her parents were Johann Jakob Carl …

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She married Gustav Bergmann, the brother of my great-great grandmother Adalbertha She is my third grand-aunt In the 1870 Bexar County Census, Gus Bergmann age 31 from Austria is listed in the household of Dietrich, Leo age 64 from France, Minnie Bergmann age 36 from Prussia is keeping house and there are 3 children listed …

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Friedrich Ludwig his wife, Marie Margarethe, their sons Carl and Louis left their home in Langenbach, which was located in the Province of Hachenburg in the dukedom of Nassau in the fall of 1845. Traveling with the family was Ludwig’s brother, Johann Peter Schütz. This small group traveled to Antwerp to board the ship Harriet …

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Two years after arriving in Texas, Ludwig and Marie Margarethe Schütz’s daughter Theodore  “Dora” was born on 24 July 1847 in New Braunfels. Her oldest brother, Carl, was 8 years old.  At the age of nineteen, she married August Casper Pfannstiel on 31 March 1867. They had nine children: Emma, Alwina, Augusta, Thekla, Alwin, Ida, …

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