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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Katharina Stendebach Born in Germany Jan 29, 1834 Died Oct. 11, 1915 John F. Stendebach Born in Germany Oct. 20, 1826 Died July 20, 1890 Johann Franz Stendebach immigrated to Texas in 1850. While living in San Antonio, he met and married Katharina Nichols. He farmed and was an excellent stonemason and built many building …

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Herman G. Froebel Geb. 26 Mai 1827 Zu Schwarzburg, Rudolstadt, Stadtilm Gest. 25 Aug 1879 Herman G. and his wife, Therese Caroline Elbel, came to Texas in 1852 and settled in the Boerne area the same year. He farmed land he purchased along Bandera Road. When his wife died in December 1865, he moved to …

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Mother Sophie Ammann Born March 6, 1824 Died Jan 4, 1914 Father Christian Ammann Born April 8, 1815 Died Dec. 14, 1881 Christian Ammann was born in Verlberg, Tyrol, Austria. He came to Texas in 1846 with two brothers, Louis and Andreas, and settled in La Grange. One year later he married Sophia Meckel. They …

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While visiting the Boerne Cemetery a few weeks ago, I came across John G. O’Grady tombstone. I like saying his name. It just flows off the tongue. He served as the second Post Master in Boerne from 1861-1869. In 1862, he was elected the first District Clerk of the newly formed Kendall County. J. G. O’Grady …

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