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Tombstone Tuesday: Joseph D. Johns, Sr.

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Joseph D. Johns Sr

Born Nov. 24, 1832

Died Oct 11, 1908

Christ is my hope

Joseph Dupuy Johns was born in Lunenberg Co.,Virginia in 1832. In 1862 enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Private in Company A of the 33rd Regiment 5th Texas Cavalry, Duff’s Partisan Rangers. Another Kendall County citizen, Carl Adam was a soldier in this unit.

Tapatio Springs is located on the land that was once owned by Johns. The road to the property is named Johns Road in honor of Joseph D. Johns.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Joseph D. Johns Sr. marker; personally read 2014.

“33rd Regiment , Texas Cavalry (Duff’s Partisan Rangers.” The Civil War, National Park Service. U.S. Department of Interior. February 2014. http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?.

 
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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Tombstone Tuesday

 

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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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Tombstone Tuesday: Eugene “Gene” and Erline Adam

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Erline [Schwenke]

Apr. 27, 1907

May 22, 1966

Gene C. [Conrad]

June 1, 1898

July 2, 1966

Gene is the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam.

 (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Erline and Gene C. marker; personally read 2011

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2013 in Adam, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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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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