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Tombstone Tuesday: Adam Vogt

10 Dec

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Adam Vogt

Geb May 10, 1822

Gest April 19, 1882

Adam Vogt was one of forty young men who founded the settlement of Bettina in the Fisher Miller Grant under the direction of the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas. Most were university students from Giessen, Heidelberg and from an industrial school in Darmstadt. Gustav Schleicher and Dr. Ferdinand von Herff organized the group of men in 1847 and called them “Die Vierziger” or “The Forty”. This settlement was abandoned by the end of summer in 1848. In 1849 five members of “The Forty”, Adam Vogt, Philip Zoeller, Wilhelm Friedrich, Leopold Schulz, and Christian Flach organized a farm they named Tusculum. This lasted about two years. Not far from the farm, Gustav Theissen purchased a tract of land on the Cibolo Creek and together with John James surveyed the tract for a town which Theissen named Boerne after Ludwig Boerne, a German writer. The first settlers in this new town were Adam Vogt, Leopold Schulz, Wilhelm Friedrich and Fritz Louis. Vogt was actively involved in Boerne and later in helping organize Kendall County. For a time he was a County Commissioner and later a county judge.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1987.

 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Adam Vogt marker; personally read 2013.

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Posted by on December 10, 2013 in Cemeteries, Kendall County, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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