Conrad's Stories

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

Do you want to know more about the history of Kendall County?  Click on this link to access the Kendall County Local and Family History page on the Patrick Heath Public Library website.  Here you can access The Dietert Historical Archives quarterly newsletter, Echoes From the Archives, about people, places, and events in Kendall …

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While looking for something else on the Texas Digital Archives website, I discovered this muster roll for Kendall County. The Texas Digital Archives is part of Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The link to their page is | Texas Digital Archive ( Muster Roll Sergeant A. B. Doering, Second Company of Cavalry, 50% call, …

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World War I Draft Registration Cards are on file at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington DC. If a trip to Washington DC is out of the question, you can subscribe to and read them any time. The copies are not the best but still readable. I searched for my grand-uncle Eugene Conrad Adam and my …

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Adam Vogt Geb May 10, 1822 Gest April 19, 1882 Adam Vogt was one of forty young men who founded the settlement of Bettina in the Fisher Miller Grant under the direction of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas.  Most were university students from Giessen, Heidelberg and from an industrial school in …

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Commissioner Court Minutes for a county can give tidbits of information about the people who lived there. For example, I read in the January 1867 Kendall County Commissioner Court Minutes that Conrad Adam was an overseer for the upkeep of Road 1 in Kendall County. Who knew? Since there wasn’t a TXDOT in 1867 the men …

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