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Obituary of Rosa Bergmann Dietert

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Mrs. Rosa Dietert, died in San Antonio, Sunday evening at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was born on August 10th in the year 1841, in Reichenberg, Austria. She came to America in the year 1853, at the age of twelve years; her maiden name was Rosa Bergman, she spent most of her life in Boerne and got married in the year 1860 on April the 8th, to William Dietert. She was the mother of nine children, eight living and one dead. Those that survive her are four sons, Theo Emil and Ed. of Kerrville, Ernst of Boerne, and four daughters; Mrs. Ida Dienger, of Boerne, Mrs. Olga Seffel ad Mrs. Rosy Vernon, of San Antonio, and Miss Alma Dietert of San Antonio.  She leaves seventeen grandchildren and one great. Services were read by Rev. Geo. Belsey, the Pall Bearers were Mesdames Joe Vogt, Paul Holekamp, Gus Bower, Charles Phillip, Chris. Schrader and August Dienger.”

Her funeral notice states she died June 30, 1918 and the funeral took place in the “family residence of her son, Ernest Dietert on July 2nd, at 5 p.m.”

The obituary in a San Antonio newspaper states she died at her home on “427 Montana Street, San Antonio where she had resided the past five years”

Rosa’s death certificate states she died of typhoid fever which she contracted in Boerne, Texas (yikes) and her father’s name was Bergman and mother maiden’s name was Ohnesorge.  Riebe Undertakers prepared the body for burial and sent it to Boerne. Her name on the death certificate is Mrs. Rosie Dietert. Miss Alma Dietert of 427 Montana provided the information.

It is amazing how much information I gathered about Rosa ‘Rosie” Bergmann Dietert from four small pieces of paper! Now on to census records, San Antonio City Directories, and descendants. I wonder if there was a typhoid outbreak in Boerne in 1918.

 Rosa is Adalbertha Bergmann Adam’s sister and the wife of Wilhelm Dietert.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Obituary. Boerne Star, 1918.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Funeral Notice, July 1918.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Obituary, “Mrs. Rosa Dietert Dead” San Antonio, 1918.

Texas. Texas State Board of Health, death certificate no. 23564, Mrs. Rosie Dietert (1918); Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Bergmann, Dietert

 

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Obituary of Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

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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 Mrs. Christian Herms, all of Boerne; Mrs. William Schoenert of Austin and Mrs. Bertha F. Haby of San Antonio, and one son Julius Adam of Boerne. The body was prepared by the Riebe Undertaking Company and sent to Boerne last night for interment.”

Adam,Adalbertha. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.

“Mrs. A. Adam.” San Antonio Express, (San Antonio, Texas) 17 March 1914.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Adam, Froebel, Herms, Schoenert, Toepperwein, Voges

 

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Will of Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

adam, adalbertha signature_opt 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 hereby direct that my homested,[sic]  consisting of 156 acres of land and all the improvements thereon, situated about 3 ¾ miles in a South Easterly direction from Boerne, on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg road shall be disposed of in the following manner:

Article 2. I hereby give and bequeath to my son Julius Adam said homestead, described in article 1. of this will and consisting of 156 acres of land, under the following conditions:

Article 3. My son Julius Adam shall pay to each of his sisters to wit: 1. Kathinka Toepperwein, 2. Therese Voges , 3. Emilie Schoenert, 4. Bertha Froebel, 5. Emma Herms, the sum of Two hundred dollars, or in case of any of them should die, to their surviving children in the following manner:

Article 4. One year after my death my son Julius Adam shall pay to each one of his sisters or surviving children Twenty Dollars and every succeeding year he shall pay the same amount until each of his sisters, or surviving children, shall have received Two hundred Dollars, and all of his payments amount to One Thousand Dollars.

Article 5. If the aforesaid payments are punctually and promptly made by my son Julius Adam, then he shall pay no interest during the ten years upon any of this money.

Article 6. In case my son Julius Adam should die his wife Ida Adam, nee Hauffler, [sic] shall fill his place as far as this will is concerned as long as she remains unmarried, but should she marry again after the death of my son Julius Adam, then and in that case I hereby direct that said homestead, described in Article 1 of this will shall be owned by my son’s surviving children under the condition that each of my daughters receive their Two hundred dollars out of this my homestead in annual payments of Twenty Dollars each as heretofore directed.

Article 7. I appoint my son Julius Adam the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Article 8. I hereby direct that no other action shall be had in the Probate court in regard to the settlement of my Estate than the probating and registration of this will.

Article 9. I direct that my Executor shall not be required to give bond.

Signed at Boerne this 9th day of Aug. 1895

The said Adelbertha Adam on this 9th day of Aug. 1895 signed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for her  “Last Will and Testament,” and We, at her request and in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto set our names as subscribing witnesses.

Texas, this 9th day of Aug. 1895                                                                Adalbertha Adam

Gus. Dietert          A. Bergmann

(Witnesses are: Gus Dietert is the son of Heinrich and Amalia Bergmann Dietert and Adalbertha’s nephew; A.(Anton) Bergmann is Adalbertha’s brother)

Texas. Kendall County. Probate Minutes. Office of County Clerk. Boerne.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Adam, Bergmann, Herms, Schoenert, Toepperwein, Voges

 

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Sentimental Sunday: The Adam Kids

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This is one of my all time favorite photographs. On the left side of the picture Adalbertha Bergmann Adam is gazing adoringly at her grandchildren, Willie, Eugene (standing on the chair), and Hildegarde. Eugene was born in June of 1898 so I’m estimating the picture was taken in 1900. They are the children of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam. We even get a peek into one of the rooms in the house that Adalbertha and Conrad built. It’s a fabulous picture for a sentimental Sunday!

Adam Kids. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Adam, Sentimental Sunday

 

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Today is…Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam’s Wedding Anniversary

Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam Wedding

Conrad married the girl next door! When he first arrived in Boerne, Conrad lived and worked on the Dr. Ferdinand Herff farm. The Joseph Bergmann family was his closest neighbor. The houses were within easy walking distance from each other and so I think it is safe to say that Conrad saw the Bergmann family fairly regularly. In particular, Adalbertha. They were married on 16 February 1856 by Albert Moye, JP of the third precinct. Witnesses were R. G. ? and Anton Beyer. Their marriage license was recorded in the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio on 18 February 1856.

 

Bexar County, Texas, Marriage Licenses. No. 1370, Bergmann-Adam, 1856; County Clerk’s Office, San Antonio.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Adam, Bergmann, Today is

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Emma Adam Herms

Emma Adam Herms in the youngest daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam.

Emma Adam Herms

Born: 11 September 1867

Died: 1 September 1931

married 12 January 1890 in Kendall County, Texas

Christian Herms

Born: 1 June 1862

Died: 7 January 1929

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Christian and Emma Adam Herms marker; personally read, 2011.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in Adam, Herms, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Adalbertha Bergmann Adam 1912

Adam Descendants at Julius Adam Home in 1912

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 on her chair, on her right is Kathinka Adam Toepperwein, her oldest daughter.

Left to right:

Eugene Adam, grandson; Paul Toepperwein, son-in-law; Emma Herms, daughter; Wally Toepperwein, granddaughter; Gus Herms, grandson; Clara Toepperwein, niece; Ida Haufler Adam, daughter-in-law and my great-grandmother; Hilda Adam, granddaughter; Bertha ?; there is a man standing behind Bertha I can’t see his face clearly; Edna Herms, granddaughter; Julius Adam, son; Mousie Goerges, niece; Chris Herms, son-in-law; Willie Adam, grandson and my grandfather.

Adam, Adalbertha. Adam Descendants at the Julius Adam Home 1912. Photograph of the original. 2000. By Gunner Froebel. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam and Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne, Texas. 2011.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Adam, Balcones Community, Froebel, Herms, Toepperwein

 

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

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

 

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How do you spell Adalbertha?

Signature of Adalbertha Adam

I am guilty. This is a personal issue for me. My name is Kathryn, not  Katherine. My last name was Adam, not Adams. I have a very basic name but it is always misspelled. As a result, I have always tried to spell other people’s names correctly.

My great-great-grandmother was born in 1836 in Boehem (Czech Republic). Her parents named her Adalbertha. I had never before or since heard of anyone with this name so I decided to find out more about it. Adalbertha is the feminine form of Adalbert. Adalbert or Adelbert is an old Germanic name that has been around for over a 1000 years. In fact, the first Adalbert of any importance was St. Adalbert of Prague. He is the patron saint of Bohemia, Poland, and Prussia. Adalbert, which means noble and bright, was from a wealthy family but decided to become a priest. He was very zealous about converting heathens to Christianity. In 977, he went on a missionary trip to Prussia. It seems he was cutting down some sacred oaks. They asked him to stop. He didn’t, so they stopped him.

When I first started gathering information about the Adam Family I went to the cemetery and started copying down the information from the tombstones. I thought all the information would be correct. On Adalbertha’s stone, her name is spelled Adelbertha Adams. (I should have clued in on the Adams.) I happily began spelling her name Adelbertha. I found other spellings, Adalberthe on her marriage certificate, Adebertha on the 1870 Kendall County Census, and Adallberthe on her death certificate and then in her own handwriting on her will in 1895 Adalbertha Adam. Adalbertha, Adelbertha, Kathryn, Katherine are all correct spellings, but how did she spell her name? Adalbertha Adam. I am sooo guilty…

St. Adalbert.” Catholic Encyclopedia. Web. 29 August 2011. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01127c.htm.

 
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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Adam

 

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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.

 
 

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