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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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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BoerneJanuary 28, 1867 “The undersigned inhabitants of Boerne and neighbourhood oblige themselves to the payment of the following amounts set opposite to their resp. names on the purpose to survey, to fence in etc. a common burring ground, lieing on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg Road above Mr. Joe Saner’s place, which has been granted by Hon. Adam Vogt. …

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“Mrs. Adallberthe Adam, 77 years old, died at 12:15 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Froebel Haby, 126 Kansas Street. She was a native of Germany and lived in San Antonio for the last fourteen months, coming here from Boerne. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Paul Toepperwein, Mrs. Fritz Voges, and …

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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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Celebration? Relatives visiting on Sunday afternoon? I don’t know, but I love the picture! The family is posed in front of the Julius Adam home on a sunny day in 1912. Adalbertha Bergmann Adam is front row center. On her left is Bertha Adam Froebel Haby, her daughter, Erna Adam, her granddaughter, has her hand …

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Conrad and Adalbertha had seven children with six living to adulthood. Kathinka born 7 September 1857 married Paul. J. F. Toepperwein Therese born 20 August 1859 married Frederick Voges Emilie born 27 April 1862 married William Schoenert Julius Conrad born 15 March 1864 married Ida Haufler Bertha born 8 July 1865 married Hilmar G. Froebel (1) …

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