Conrad's Stories

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

Commissioner Court Minutes for a county can give tidbits of information about the people who lived there. For example, I read in the January 1867 Kendall County Commissioner Court Minutes that Conrad Adam was an overseer for the upkeep of Road 1 in Kendall County. Who knew? Since there wasn’t a TXDOT in 1867 the men …

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While looking at the newspapers on the Library of Congress web site, I discovered a short article entitled “Texas Patents.” It was front page news on March 5, 1890, in the Fort Worth Daily Gazette. A report from Washington DC stated that Anton Bergmann of Boerne in Kendall County, Texas, was issued a patent on …

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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 …

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