Conrad's Stories

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

1370. The State of Texas } To any person authorized by law, County of Bexar } to celebrate the Rites of matrimony Be it known, that I the undersigned, Clerk of the County Court of said County, by virtue of the power in me vested by Law, Do hereby License any person legally authorized to …

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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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OBITUARY “Mrs. Rosa Dietert, died in San Antonio, Sunday evening at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was born on August 10th in the year 1841, in Reichenberg, Austria. She came to America in the year 1853, at the age of twelve years; her maiden name was Rosa Bergman, she …

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AGED PIONEER DIES Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein Had Resided in this City Forty Years “Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein, 68 years of age, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning at a local hospital following a two week illness. She was born in Reicbendard [sic], Boehmia, Austria, September 16, 1849. She landed in Indianola with her parents in 1853. She was …

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 The State of Texas County of Kendall I Adelbertha Adam,[sic] the widow of Conrad Adam deceased, residing in Kendall County, Texas, being of sound mind and disposing memory, but well Knowing the uncertainty of this life, do hereby make this my ”Last Will and Testament”, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore by me made. Article 1. I …

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While looking at the newspapers on the Library of Congress web site, I discovered a short article entitled “Texas Patents.” It was front page news on March 5, 1890, in the Fort Worth Daily Gazette. A report from Washington DC stated that Anton Bergmann of Boerne in Kendall County, Texas, was issued a patent on …

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 Anna Maria Rosa Goerges Born 2 August 1897 Died 18 May 1918 daughter of Alexander and Rosa Bergmann Goerges granddaughter of Gustav and Mina Knopp Bergmann great-granddaughter of Joseph and Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann         Rosa died of tuberculosis. She had the disease for one year, five months and eighteen days. Bexar County, …

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In the 1883-1884, Gustav Bergmann placed an advertisement for his saloon at 259 Market Street in the San Antonio City Directory. I looked in several other San Antonio directories and this was the only advertisement for his establishment I found. The bull certainly looks happy and thirsty. In 1877-1878 city directory, under Saloons the location of the saloon was the “sw corner of Commerce and …

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