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Wally Bertha Toepperwein, Ella Stein

Ella Clara Toepperwein, Ada Toepperwein

Toepperwein. Photograph of the original. 2000. By Gunner Froebel. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam and Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne, Texas. 2011.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2013 in Toepperwein, Wordless Wednesday

 

Obituary of Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein

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Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein Had Resided in this City Forty Years

“Mrs. Johanna Toepperwein, 68 years of age, died at 6 o’clock yesterday morning at a local hospital following a two week illness. She was born in Reicbendard [sic], Boehmia, Austria, September 16, 1849. She landed in Indianola with her parents in 1853. She was married to E. F. Toepperwein in 1868. She came to San Antonio forty years ago from Leon Springs. She is survived by her two sons Adolph and Ferdinand Toepperwein and one daughter Clara Toepperwein, all of San Antonio. The funeral will be held at 10′ o’clock Monday morning from her residence at Chessnut and Houston streets. Interment will be made in City Cemetery No. 1.”

“Obituary of Johanna Toepperwein.” San Antonio Express Sunday Morning Edition, 29 July 1917.

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2013 in Bergmann, Toepperwein

 

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Obituary of Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

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“Mrs. Adallberthe Adam, 77 years old, died at 12:15 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bertha Froebel Haby, 126 Kansas Street. She was a native of Germany and lived in San Antonio for the last fourteen months, coming here from Boerne. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Paul Toepperwein, Mrs. Fritz Voges, and Mrs. Christian Herms, all of Boerne; Mrs. William Schoenert of Austin and Mrs. Bertha F. Haby of San Antonio, and one son Julius Adam of Boerne. The body was prepared by the Riebe Undertaking Company and sent to Boerne last night for interment.”

Adam,Adalbertha. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.

“Mrs. A. Adam.” San Antonio Express, (San Antonio, Texas) 17 March 1914.

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Adam, Froebel, Herms, Schoenert, Toepperwein, Voges

 

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Will of Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

adam, adalbertha signature_opt The State of Texas

County of Kendall

I Adelbertha Adam,[sic] the widow of Conrad Adam deceased, residing in Kendall County, Texas,

being of sound mind and disposing memory, but well Knowing the uncertainty of this life,

do hereby make this my ”Last Will and Testament”, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore by me made.

Article 1. I hereby direct that my homested,[sic]  consisting of 156 acres of land and all the improvements thereon, situated about 3 ¾ miles in a South Easterly direction from Boerne, on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg road shall be disposed of in the following manner:

Article 2. I hereby give and bequeath to my son Julius Adam said homestead, described in article 1. of this will and consisting of 156 acres of land, under the following conditions:

Article 3. My son Julius Adam shall pay to each of his sisters to wit: 1. Kathinka Toepperwein, 2. Therese Voges , 3. Emilie Schoenert, 4. Bertha Froebel, 5. Emma Herms, the sum of Two hundred dollars, or in case of any of them should die, to their surviving children in the following manner:

Article 4. One year after my death my son Julius Adam shall pay to each one of his sisters or surviving children Twenty Dollars and every succeeding year he shall pay the same amount until each of his sisters, or surviving children, shall have received Two hundred Dollars, and all of his payments amount to One Thousand Dollars.

Article 5. If the aforesaid payments are punctually and promptly made by my son Julius Adam, then he shall pay no interest during the ten years upon any of this money.

Article 6. In case my son Julius Adam should die his wife Ida Adam, nee Hauffler, [sic] shall fill his place as far as this will is concerned as long as she remains unmarried, but should she marry again after the death of my son Julius Adam, then and in that case I hereby direct that said homestead, described in Article 1 of this will shall be owned by my son’s surviving children under the condition that each of my daughters receive their Two hundred dollars out of this my homestead in annual payments of Twenty Dollars each as heretofore directed.

Article 7. I appoint my son Julius Adam the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Article 8. I hereby direct that no other action shall be had in the Probate court in regard to the settlement of my Estate than the probating and registration of this will.

Article 9. I direct that my Executor shall not be required to give bond.

Signed at Boerne this 9th day of Aug. 1895

The said Adelbertha Adam on this 9th day of Aug. 1895 signed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for her  “Last Will and Testament,” and We, at her request and in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto set our names as subscribing witnesses.

Texas, this 9th day of Aug. 1895                                                                Adalbertha Adam

Gus. Dietert          A. Bergmann

(Witnesses are: Gus Dietert is the son of Heinrich and Amalia Bergmann Dietert and Adalbertha’s nephew; A.(Anton) Bergmann is Adalbertha’s brother)

Texas. Kendall County. Probate Minutes. Office of County Clerk. Boerne.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2013 in Adam, Bergmann, Herms, Schoenert, Toepperwein, Voges

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Kathinka Adam Toepperwein

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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Toepperwein, Wordless Wednesday

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Paul and Kathinka Adam Toepperwein

Paul and Kathinka Adam Toepperwein

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2012 in Adam, Toepperwein, Wordless Wednesday

 

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Paul and Kathinka Adam Toepperwein

Kathinka, the eldest daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam, was born on 7 September 1857. Her great-grandson, Marion Toepperwein, told this story about her. “Before her marriage while living at her father’s place near Boerne, Texas. Due to no fences, horses had to be hobbled, a band of Indians rode through scattering the horses. Indians were still wild and would steal cattle and kill white people. Kathinka had just unhobbled one horse and was able to ride back to the farm house in time to escape the Indians.” Can you image how scary that would be?

On 30 December 1875, she married Paul Johannes Toepperwein. Kathinka and Paul lived in Leon Springs until 1882 when they purchased property four miles south of Boerne. They sold the farm after living there thirty years and purchased a smaller farm. In 1919, they purchased a house in Boerne.

Paul and Kathinka had six children: Albert Paul born in 1877, Edwin born in 1882, Ella Clara born in 1884, married Willie Stein, and Wally Bertha born in 1889, married Adolph Wendler, Rudolph Herbert born in 1892, married Alma Pearl Alexander, and one son died as an infant.

Paul was born in Germany on 17 February 1844 to Ferdinand Lucian and Marie Elizabeth Toepperwein. The family settled ten miles east of Fredericksburg on Grape Creek where his father taught school. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in the Confederate Army and was assigned to the regiment band. His brother Herman was the band leader. Paul played the trombone in the band but could play several other instruments. He died 11 July 1929.

Kathinka died in 10 June 1943. Her obituary in the Boerne Star stated, “She was a very good hearted and fine old lady, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, everyone she came in contact with she had a kind and good word for and of course had very many dear friends.”

” Mrs. Kathinka Toepperwein,” obituary, The Boerne Star (Boerne, Texas), 17 June 1943.

Toepperwein, Marion. “Paul Toepperwein.” 1980s.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Adam, Toepperwein

 

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