Conrad's Stories

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

Jacob was twenty years old when he arrived in Texas.  He sailed on the ship Mississippi with his father and mother, Phillip Jacob, and Margarethe Kessler Theis and his siblings.  They were from Offenbach, Nassau (Germany).  Jacob married Wilhelmine Gass on 2 October 1860.  In the 1870 Kendall County Census, his profession is  blacksmith, is …

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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. …

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Christopher Charles Humboldt born 14 December 1817 in ? ,Germany died 26 February 1881 in Boerne, Tex Christopher Humboldt arrived in Texas about 1854. On the 1867 Voter’s Registration of Kendall County he stated he had been living in Texas for thirteen years and five years in Kendall County. He was naturalized in Kerr County …

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Henry Wender, Sr. Birth in Bielefeld, Germany August 27, 1828 Died June 23, 1906 Henry came to Texas with his parents Carl and Elizabeth Koch Wendler in 1854. The family came from Bielefeld, Westphalen, Germany. His siblings are: Fritz (married Pauline Theis), Auguste Bertha (married Carl Adam brother to Conrad Adam), Auguste Elizabeth, Louis Carl, …

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Mr and Mrs. G. Stephan and Daughter On May 22, 2020 The Genealogical Society of Kendall County posted a biographical sketch of Gottlieb Stephan and his wife Henrietta on their Facebook page. Click on G. Stephan to read the sketch. Gottlieb Stephan was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867. …

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Hier ruht August Ludwig Pfeiffer Geb Oct 5, 1809 Gest Dec 23, 1876 Hiet ruht Wihelmine Pfeiffer Geb Feb 14, 1815 Gest Mai 30, 1901 August, age 46, and Wilhemine together with eight children arrived in New Orleans on 26 November 1855 from Prussia. They sailed on the ship Ernestine and their destination was Texas. …

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Katharina Stendebach Born in Germany Jan 29, 1834 Died Oct. 11, 1915 John F. Stendebach Born in Germany Oct. 20, 1826 Died July 20, 1890 Johann Franz Stendebach immigrated to Texas in 1850. While living in San Antonio, he met and married Katharina Nichols. He farmed and was an excellent stonemason and built many building …

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