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Kendall County Texas Sesquicentenial Celebration

Saturday, April 28th, is right around the corner! I can’t wait! The Kendall County 150 Sesquicentennial celebration will officially begin at 10:00 at the Historic Court House!

Schedule:

10:00-10:45 –Pledges, music, speeches, overview of other sesquicentennial events

10:45-12:00 – Local Author Book signings

10:45-1:00 – Tour Historic Courthouse and Jail; view historic displays, visit booths, and beer tasting

11:00 -1:00 – Re-enactment of the CSA and Edward Degener Trial; Boerne Village Band plays

12:00-1:00 – Food served

Didn’t Kristy Watson of Polonyx Graphic Design do a fabulous of job of designing the emblem?

 

See you there!

 
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Posted by on April 22, 2012 in Kendall County, Texas

 

Bull’s Head Saloon

Gustav Bergmann’s Saloon Ad

In the 1883-1884, Gustav Bergmann placed an advertisement for his saloon at 259 Market Street in the San Antonio City Directory. I looked in several other San Antonio directories and this was the only advertisement for his establishment I found. The bull certainly looks happy and thirsty.

In 1877-1878 city directory, under Saloons the location of the saloon was the “sw corner of Commerce and Presa”. In 1886-1887 his saloon is not listed, but in 1888-1889 the address for the saloon was 43 Alamo Street.

Gustav is the son of Joseph Bergmann.

U. S. City Directories, 1882-1901, San Antonio, Texas, reel 1, 1883-1884 (New Haven, CT: Research Publications, Inc), page 54.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Bergmann, Texas

 

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Bexar County Deed Records

A while back I was complaining about how I needed to go to the Bexar County Court House to look at deed records. My other option was I could order them on microfilm which I wasn’t too excited about. Mary, who belongs to the Local Family and History Archives at the Patrick Heath Public Library, said, “You don’t need to do either option, just go to this website https://gov.propertyinfo.com/tx-bexar/ and register. It’s free and you can search the Bexar County Deed Records from your home computer.” Wow! I had no idea! Since Kendall County was once part of Bexar County I was able to find land information for Joseph Bergmann, Gustav Bergmann, and Conrad Adam. It’s so easy and you can download and print the documents for your files. I’m ready for all counties to jump on the band wagon and digitize! Thank you Mary for this fabulous tip.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Adam, Bergmann, Texas

 

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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 hills of the Texas Hill Country 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 much easier 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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