Conrad's Stories

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

Henry Wender, Sr. Birth in Bielefeld, Germany August 27, 1828 Died June 23, 1906 Henry came to Texas with his parents Carl and Elizabeth Koch Wendler in 1854. The family came from Bielefeld, Westphalen, Germany. His siblings are: Fritz (married Pauline Theis), Auguste Bertha (married Carl Adam brother to Conrad Adam), Auguste Elizabeth, Louis Carl, …

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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 County, Virginia in 1832.   On 4 May 1862  he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private in Company A of the 33rd Regiment 5th Texas Cavalry, Duff’s Partisan Rangers. Another Kendall …

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BoerneJanuary 28, 1867 “The undersigned inhabitants of Boerne and neighbourhood oblige themselves to the payment of the following amounts set opposite to their resp. names on the purpose to survey, to fence in etc. a common burring ground, lieing on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg Road above Mr. Joe Saner’s place, which has been granted by Hon. Adam Vogt. …

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Carl Adam is Conrad’s brother. n 1854, they traveled together from Tiefenbach, Prussia to Boerne, Texas. Carl Adam born 20 November 1832 died 24 October 1879 Carl Adam was one of the thirty-three inhabitants  to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867. Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Carl Adam marker; personally read, July, 1971.

1854 was a new beginning for Conrad Adam. This is the year he made a life-changing decision to move from Tiefenbach, Prussia, to Boerne, Texas. Boerne is nestled in the Texas Hill Country hills, much like his home village of Tiefenbach. He was 26 years old and traveled with his younger brother Carl. They arrived in Galveston …

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