Conrad's Stories

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

MUSTER ROLL COMPANY FOR 3RD FRONTIER DISTRICT, BRIGADIER GENERAL J. D. MCADOO, COMMANDING Of Captain W. E. Jones,  Company No. _____,   Precinct No. ______,    Kendall County, Third District,  Texas State Troops, for the Month of February, 1864. No. Name Rank Age Arms Remarks 1  W. E. Jones   Captain 56    Rifle & Pistol    Volunteer 2 …

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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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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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Five of the six grandsons of Julius and Ida Adam served in the military during World War II.  They are the great grandsons of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam. Chester Will Adam enlisted in the Ordnance Air Corps and served in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He attained the rank of sergeant.  He is Willie …

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In 1959 my great grandmother, Ida Adam, moved to the Golden Age Nursing Home in Boerne. She sold the house that Conrad Adam built to the Thompsons. Mrs. Thompson was interested in the history of the place and created a large display with pictures and text.  The fuzzy orange pictures are copies of the ones she placed in the display along …

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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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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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 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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