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Tombstone Tuesday: Carl Adam

Carl Adam’s Tombstone

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.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Adam, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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New Beginnings for Conrad Adam

Conrad Adam

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 the same as his home village of Tiefenbach. He was 26 years old and traveled with his younger brother  Carl. They arrived in Galveston on 20 November 1854.

A 157 years later, as I sit in my air-conditioned home with all the gadgets that make my life more comfortable than his,  I just can’t imagine getting on a small wooden ship and heading to a relatively unknown place.  What an adventure it must have been!

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2011 in Adam, Kendall County, Texas

 

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