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Tombstone Tuesday: Ignatz Minnich

Ignatz Minnich Tombstone, Boerne Cemetery

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Ignatz Minnich

Geb. Maerz den 20th 1825

Gest. Mai den 29th 1901

Age 76 years 2 mths, 9 days

On October 16, 2020 The Genealogical Society of Kendall County posted a biographical sketch of Ignatz Minnich and his wife Barbara on their Facebook page. Click on Ignatz Minnich to read the sketch.

Ignatz Minnich was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Ignatz Minnich marker; personally read, November, .2020

 

Tombstone Tuesday: Phillip and Marie Peters Bauer

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Hier Ruhet                                                      Hier Ruhet

Marie Bauer                                                   Phillip Bauer

Geb. Den                                                        Geb. Den

20 Ten Aug. 1827                                             21Ten Juni 1820

Gest. Den                                                       Gest. Den

13 Ten Maerz 1905                                          5 Ten Jan 1902

77 yahr 7 monat                                            81 yahr 6 monat

        ALT                                                                 ALT

My second great-grandparents are buried in the Kreutzberg Cemetery which is located about six miles outside of Boerne and one mile from Kreutzberg, Texas.

 
 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph D. Johns, Sr.

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Joseph D. Johns Sr

Born Nov. 24, 1832

Died Oct 11, 1908

Christ is my hope

Joseph Dupuy Johns was born in Lunenberg Co.,Virginia in 1832. In 1862 enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private in Company A of the 33rd Regiment 5th Texas Cavalry, Duff’s Partisan Rangers. Another Kendall County citizen, Carl Adam was a soldier in this unit.

Tapatio Springs is located on the land that was once owned by Johns. The road to the property is named Johns Road in honor of Joseph D. Johns.

Joseph Johns was one of thirty three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Joseph D. Johns Sr. marker; personally read 2014.

“33rd Regiment , Texas Cavalry (Duff’s Partisan Rangers.” The Civil War, National Park Service. U.S. Department of Interior. February 2014. http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Wilhelm Kuhfuss

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Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss

Geb. Sept 14, 1832

Gest. Aug 21, 1894

In Aller von 62 yahren 11 monate

The second photograph shows the view from Conrad’s grave to Wilhelm Kuhfuss’ grave. They are on border of the original part of the cemetery.

Wilhelm Kuhfuss was born in Babens Ruhe, Germany.  After arriving in Boerne, he started buying and selling cattle.  He met Theresa Louise Reidel at a celebration in New Braunfels.  The story is he was so smitten by her that in four days he convinced her to marry him.  They opened a general mercantile business in Boerne.  Wagons from Indianola brought goods to the store.  He was the first Kendall County treasurer and from 1889-1892 served as a Justice of the Peace.  The couple had six children: Ottilie (F. W. Schweppe), Lina (Wm. Vanderstratten), Emma (Max Beseler), William, Jr. married first marriage to Bertha Stendebach, second marriage Mrs. Edmunda Guidry, Edward married Katie Platz, one son died as an infant.

 Wilhelm Kuhfuss was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss marker; personally read 2014.

Gray, Edith A. Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County Family Histories. 1949.

 

Tombstone Tuesday: Adam Vogt

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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 Darmstadt.  Gustav Schleicher and Dr. Ferdinand von Herff organized the group of men in 1847 and called them “Die Vierziger” or “The Forty”. This settlement was abandoned by the end of summer in 1848.  In 1849 five members of “The Forty”, Adam Vogt, Philip Zoeller, Wilhelm Friedrich, Leopold Schulz, and Christian Flach organized a farm they named Tusculum.  This lasted about two years. Not far from the farm, Gustav Theissen purchased a tract of land on the Cibolo Creek and together with John James surveyed the tract for a town which Theissen named Boerne after Ludwig Boerne, a German writer.  The first settlers in this new town were Adam Vogt, Leopold Schulz, Wilhelm Friedrich and Fritz Louis.  Vogt was actively involved in the town of Boerne and later in helping organize Kendall County.  For a time he was a County Commissioner and later a county judge.

Adam Vogt donated the land to form the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1987.

 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Adam Vogt marker; personally read 2013.

 

Tombstone Tuesday: George Wilkins Kendall

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This marker is located next to George Wilkins Kendall grave.

Kendall County

Created January 10, 1862

Organized February 16, 1862

Named in honor of

George Wilkins Kendall 1800-1867

Poet, Journalist, Author

and Farmer

One of the Founders of

The New Orleans Picayune

Member of the

Santa Fe Expedition

Most successful sheep raiser

 in the Southwest

Boerne, county seat

George Wilkins Kendall started raising French Merino sheep in 1850 along the Nueces River. By 1855 he had moved his herd to a 4000 acres ranch at Post Springs near Boerne. He continued to improve and increase his herd and “in 1858 sheared nine thousand pounds of wool.” The breed name was later changed to Rambouillet because they were developed on an estate near the village of Rambouillet, France. This estate was owned by King Louis XVI. My family raised this breed until 2008. At that time, we switched from Rambouillet wool sheep to Dorper hair sheep. Dorpers originated in South Africa.

To read more about George Wilkins Kendall go to the Texas Handbook Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fke19.

George Wilkins Kendall was one of thirty-three inhabitants who purchased burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Gard, Wayne, Rawhide Texas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). George Wilkins Kendall marker; personally read 2011.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Eugene “Gene” and Erline Adam

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Erline [Schwenke]

Apr. 27, 1907

May 22, 1966

Gene C. [Conrad]

June 1, 1898

July 2, 1966

Gene is the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam.

 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Erline and Gene C. marker; personally read 2011

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2013 in Adam, Boerne Cemetery, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Erna Adam Clines

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Erna Adam Clines

Daughter of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Wife of Lemuel T. Clines

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Erna Adam Clines  marker; personally read 2011.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Adam, Boerne Cemetery, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Johann Gottfried and Louise Magers Haufler

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Johann Gottfried Haufler                                         Louise Magers Haufler

5 September 1830                                                    24 September 1835

15 May 1886                                                              29 December 1899

Parents of Ida Haufler Adam

(Waring, Kendall County, Texas). Johann and Louise Haufler marker; personally read 1971.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Cemeteries, Haufler, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Willie and Lillie Schuetz Adam

Lillie  K.                                  Willie E.

Sept. 8, 1895                             Mar. 23, 1893

Mar. 16, 1975                            July 10, 1955

Willie Eugene is the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Lillie Katherine is the daughter of Henry and Emma Bauer Schuetz

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Willie E. and Lillie K. Adam marker; personally read 2011.

 
 

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