RSS

Category Archives: Toepperwein

Tombstone Tuesday: Adolph Toepperwein

Adolph Toepperwein's Tombstone

Adolph “Ad” Toepperwein

Son of: E.A.F. and Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein

Grandson of: Joseph Bergmann

First cousin to: Julius Adam, my great grandfather

My first cousin 3x removed

Occupation: Exhibition sharp-shooter

Birth place: Boerne, Texas

Mission Burial Park South (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Adolph Toepperwein marker, Calvary Garden,

Block 7, Lot 705, space 11 and 12; personally read, 2011.

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 19, 2011 in Bergmann, Cemeteries, Toepperwein, Tombstone Tuesday

 

Tags: , , , ,

A Visit to the Boerne Cemetery

Since the temperature was below 100 degrees today, I decided to visit the Boerne Cemetery. I wanted to find the graves of Adalbertha’s siblings.In 1867, Adam Vogt deeded the land to the city to create the Boerne Cemetery. Conrad Adam purchased his plots in August, 1867, as many of the early settlers did. Conrad and Adalbertha tombstones are the white marble stones. Kathinka Toepperwein, their oldest daughter, is buried next to them.

To the left, under some huge oak trees, I discovered Adalbertha’s sister Amalie Bergmann Dietert!

Amalie Bergmann Dietert’s Tombstone

Rosa Bergmann Dietert was near her sister Amalie.

Anton Bergmann, their brother, was buried in another section and was fairly easy to find.

Anton Bergmann’s Tombstone

Success! I found all three!

There is one more sibling Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein. She is buried in San Antonio.

 

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Amalie Bergmann Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Dietert, Anton Bergmann marker; personally read, 2011.

 
6 Comments

Posted by on September 6, 2011 in Adam, Bergmann, Cemeteries, Dietert, Toepperwein

 

Tags:

I Don’t Know Much About Joseph Bergmann my 3rd Great-Grandfather

Joseph Bergmann

I don’t know very much about  my 3rd great-grandparents, Joseph and Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann. They arrived in Galveston on the ship Texas on 12 June 1853. Their destination was Bexar County. In New Homes in a New Land, Joseph Bergmann from Reichenberg, Bohemia arrived with 11 persons in his group. I have 7 accounted for and possibly one more named Gustav, that’s a total of 8. Who are the other 3???

Children are:

  • Adalbertha, born 30 October 1836 married Conrad Adam
  • Rosa born 10 August 1841 married Wilhelm Dietert
  • Amalia Margaret born 27 August 1844 married Heinrich Dietert
  • Anton born 2 April 1846 married Ernstine Beyer
  • Johanna born 16 September 1849 married E. A. Ferdinand Toepperwein

Some facts about Joseph Bergmann:

  • 30 September 1856 applied for citizenship
  • 1859 signed petition for create Kendall County
  • 14 March 1864 applied for a cattle brand BI and lived near Menger Creek near Boerne
  • By 1870 is eligible to vote
  • In June 1880, he is 80 years old. He and his wife are living with Henry and Amalia Bergmann Dietert
  • He died 2 January 1882 and is buried in the Boerne Cemetery
  • In September 1882, William Dietert was appointed temporary administration of the Estate of Joseph Bergmann. His main job was to “collect from Anna and Rosalia Schubert, of Reichenberg, Bohemia, the amount due by them to the heirs of Joseph Bergmann deceased.”
 
2 Comments

Posted by on September 2, 2011 in Adam, Bergmann, Dietert, Kendall County, Toepperwein

 

Tags: , , ,

A Blessed Union: Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

Conrad Adam Family

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) Haby (2)
  • Emma born 11 September 1867 married Christian Herms
  • Amalie born in 1869 lived for 7 days or a few years; the stories vary

I don’t think Amalie had a tombstone but there was a small cemetery within walking distance of the house. When my father was a young boy he was told there was a baby buried in the cemetery. They did not purchase the land until 1874, so I am not sure Amalie is buried there.

Don’t you just love this picture?  I wish it was clearer but you can still see Julius next to his sister Kathinka. He doesn’t look too happy. Conrad and Adalbertha are in the middle and Therese is holding Emilie. I am guessing Bertha and Emma were too small and would not hold still for the picture.

 
 

Tags: ,