Daughter of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam
Adam, Erna. Photograph of the original held by Doris Koenig family. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
Daughter of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam
Adam, Hildergarde. Photograph of the original held by Doris Koenig family. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
Ida Haufler Adam was the daughter of Johann (John) Gottfried and Louisa Magers Haufler.
born September 25, 1871
died May 10, 1964
Julius Adam was the son of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam
born March 15, 1864
died August 23, 1952
They are my great-grandparents.
Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Julius and Ida Adam marker; personally read 2011.
He was 25 when he enlisted on 8 August 1918. He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and was 5 feet 10 in height. He was single with excellent character. On 15 August 1918 he was assigned to the 133 Infantry. He left the United States 17 September 1918 for France and returned 26 February 1919. Willie was paid $111.80 for his service which included a $60.00 bonus as “per the Act Congress approved 24 February 1919.”
Willie was the grandson of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam and the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam and my grandfather.
Thank you Grandpa for defending our freedom.
Adam, Willie. World War I, 1919. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
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 on her chair, on her right is Kathinka Adam Toepperwein, her oldest daughter.
Left to right:
Eugene Adam, grandson; Paul Toepperwein, son-in-law; Emma Herms, daughter; Wally Toepperwein, granddaughter; Gus Herms, grandson; Clara Toepperwein, niece; Ida Haufler Adam, daughter-in-law and my great-grandmother; Hilda Adam, granddaughter; Bertha ?; there is a man standing behind Bertha I can’t see his face clearly; Edna Herms, granddaughter; Julius Adam, son; Mousie Goerges, niece; Chris Herms, son-in-law; Willie Adam, grandson and my grandfather.
Adam, Adalbertha. Adam Descendants at the Julius Adam Home 1912. Photograph of the original. 2000. By Gunner Froebel. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam and Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne, Texas. 2011.
Son of: E.A.F. and Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein
Grandson of: Joseph Bergmann
First cousin to: Julius Adam, my great grandfather
My first cousin 3x removed
Occupation: Exhibition sharp-shooter
Birth place: Boerne, Texas
Mission Burial Park South (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Adolph Toepperwein marker, Calvary Garden,
Block 7, Lot 705, space 11 and 12; personally read, 2011.
This past weekend and today we did some sheep wrangling. We worked with a dozen lambs. They needed their tails docked, ears tagged, and vaccinations. I didn’t think that was too bad because they are small and fairly easy to handle. It takes three people to do the job efficiently. Today was another story. Two rams needed to go to the vet to be fertility tested. They didn’t want to go and were not agreeable to walking to the truck and stepping into the cage which was on the back of the truck. What’s up with that?? My husband took the brunt of the unhappy rams but eventually persuaded them to load up. So what was it like in the good old days?
I don’t think anyone would have taken a ram for fertility testing. A hand shake and your word was good enough. The only time you had to load up a ram was when you sold him. I think the wrangler and the ram would have been much happier!
Four generations of Adam men have raised sheep on their farms. They raised wool sheep in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 21st century this changed because it is difficult to find someone locally to shear the sheep.They now raise hair sheep which orginally came from South Africa.
Here is a picture of a herd of wool sheep taken in 1914. In the background, you can see the Conrad Adam/Julius Adam house.
Sheep Grazing in front of Conrad Adam Home. Photograph of the original held by Gunner Froebel family. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam. Boerne.