Conrad's Stories

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

1370. The State of Texas } To any person authorized by law, County of Bexar } to celebrate the Rites of matrimony Be it known, that I the undersigned, Clerk of the County Court of said County, by virtue of the power in me vested by Law, Do hereby License any person legally authorized to …

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OBITUARY “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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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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 …

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