Conrad's Stories

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

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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Julius and Ida Haufler Adam William Kuhfuss, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 in Kendall County, united in marriage Julius Adam and Ida Haufler on 28 December 1890. Ida told the family they met when Julius stopped by her family home in Waring, Texas. The rest is history. She remembered from this visit how dashing he …

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World War I Draft Registration Cards are on file at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington DC. If a trip to Washington DC is out of the question, you can subscribe to Ancestry.com and read them any time. The copies are not the best but still readable. I searched for my grand-uncle Eugene Conrad Adam and my …

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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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 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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