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Tombstone Tuesday: Wilhelm Kuhfuss

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Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss

Geb. Sept 14, 1832

Gest. Aug 21, 1894

In Aller von 62 yahren 11 monate

The second photograph shows the view from Conrad’s grave to Wilhelm Kuhfuss’ grave. They are on border of the original part of the cemetery.

 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss marker; personally read 2014.

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2014 in Cemeteries, Tombstone Tuesday

 

Tombstone Tuesday: Adam Vogt

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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

 

Tombstone Tuesday: George Wilkins Kendall

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This marker is located next to George Wilkins Kendall grave.

Kendall County

Created January 10, 1862

Organized February 16, 1862

Named in honor of

George Wilkins Kendall 1800-1867

Poet, Journalist, Author

and Farmer

One of the Founders of

The New Orleans Picayune

Member of the

Santa Fe Expedition

Most successful sheep raiser

 in the Southwest

Boerne, county seat

George Wilkins Kendall started raising French Merino sheep in 1850 along the Nueces River. By 1855 he had moved his herd to a 4000 acres ranch at Post Springs near Boerne. He continued to improve and increase his herd and “in 1858 sheared nine thousand pounds of wool.” The breed name was later changed to Rambouillet because they were developed on an estate near the village of Rambouillet, France. This estate was owned by King Louis XVI. My family raised this breed until 2008. At that time, we switched from Rambouillet wool sheep to Dorper hair sheep. Dorpers originated in South Africa.

To read more about George Wilkins Kendall go to the Texas Handbook Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fke19.

Gard, Wayne, Rawhide Texas. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1965.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). George Wilkins Kendall marker; personally read 2011.

 
 

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Formation of Boerne Cemetery, Kendall County, Texas

Boerne
January 28, 1867

“The undersigned inhabitants of Boerne and neighbourhood oblige themselves to the payment of the following amounts set opposite to their resp. names on the purpose to survey, to fence in etc. a common burring ground, lieing on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg Road above Mr. Joe Saner’s place, which has been granted by Hon. Adam Vogt.

Everybody, who pays $2.00 in specie, will be entitled to a space of 9 feet long and 4 1/2 feet wide for reserved or families graves.

The payment must be made on or before the thirtieth day of April next to the Secretary of the Committee, H. G. Froebel.”

Joe Saner, Sr, $5.00
C. Hugo Claus, $6.00
A. Zoeller, $5.00
H. Wendler, $5.00
Jacob Theis,$2.00
T. F. Stendebach,$10.00
Chris. Humbolt, $5.00
Gottlieb Stephan, $6.00
H. Holekamp?,$3.00
Carl Adam , $2.00
Henry Dietert ,$2.00
Aug. Pfeiffer, Sr., $5.00
Ph. J. Theis, $4.00
W. Dietert , $10.00
I. Minnich,$5.00
Conrad Adam, $5.00
Ferdinand Harz, $2.00
W. Vogt, $4.00
K. Dienger, $4.00
August Staffel $25.00
H.G. Froebel, $4.00
Mrs. Caroline Dienger, $5.00
Wm. Kuhfus, $2.00
P. Werner, $4.00
C. H. Woff Maeson?, $2.00
G. A. Toepperwein, $2.00
Ph. Zoeller, $5.00
C. Theis,$2.00
F. Schaeffer, $3.00
J. D. Johns, $2.00
C. I? Stewart, $2.00
C. Aman, $5.00
Geo. Wilkins Kendall, $25.00

A total of $178.00 was collected by H. G. Froebel.

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 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Historic Texas Cemetery marker; personally read 2011.

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2013 in Adam, Cemeteries, Dietert, Froebel, Kendall County

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Erna Adam Clines

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Erna Adam Clines

Daughter of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Wife of Lemuel T. Clines

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Erna Adam Clines  marker; personally read 2011.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2013 in Adam, Cemeteries, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Johann Gottfried and Louise Magers Haufler

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Johann Gottfried Haufler                                         Louise Magers Haufler

5 September 1830                                                    24 September 1835

15 May 1886                                                              29 December 1899

Parents of Ida Haufler Adam

(Waring, Kendall County, Texas). Johann and Louise Haufler marker; personally read 1971.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2013 in Cemeteries, Haufler, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Willie and Lillie Schuetz Adam

Lillie  K.                                  Willie E.

Sept. 8, 1895                             Mar. 23, 1893

Mar. 16, 1975                            July 10, 1955

Willie Eugene is the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Lillie Katherine is the daughter of Henry and Emma Bauer Schuetz

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Willie E. and Lillie K. Adam marker; personally read 2011.

 
 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Ralph Adam and Anna Jane Schnautz Schoenert

  Ralph A.                             Anna J.

born Dec. 12, 1895            Mar. 12, 1898

died Oct. 14 1952              Sept. 3, 2000

Ralph is the son of William and Emilie Adam Schoenert and grandson of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam.

Austin Memorial (Austin, Travis County, Texas).  Ralph A. and Anne J. Schoenert marker, personally read 2012.

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Paul and Bertha Schoenert Munson

Paul L.                                          Bertha S.

Dec 24, 1880                                May 23, 1883

Dec. 30, 1924                               Oct.7,1963

Bertha Schoenert Munson daughter of William H. and Emilie Adam Schoenert

Emilie Adam Schoenert daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

Buried in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Texas

Oakwood Cemetery Annex (Austin, Travis County, Texas).  Paul L. and Bertha S. Munson marker, personally read 2012.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Cemeteries, Schoenert, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: William and Emilie Adam Schoenert

Emilie Adam Schoenert daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

William H.                                  Emilie A

Feb. 27, 1853                            Apr. 27, 1862

Mar. 7, 1924                              July 24, 1949

Buried in the Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Texas

 

Oakwood Cemetery Annex (Austin, Travis County, Texas). William H. and Emilie A. Schoenert marker; personally read 2012.

 
 

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