Conrad's Stories

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

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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“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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 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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Kathinka, the eldest daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam, was born on 7 September 1857. Her great-grandson, Marion Toepperwein, told this story about her. “Before her marriage while living at her father’s place near Boerne, Texas. Due to no fences, horses had to be hobbled, a band of Indians rode through scattering the horses. …

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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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