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Gustav A. Bergmann’s Will

 Transcription of Gustav A. Bergmann’s Will

In the Name of God Amen!

Know all men by these presents that I Gustave (sic) A. Bergmann 49 years of age residing in the City of San Antonio Bexar County Texas, being at the present time in good health, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, and knowing that death must eventually come upon me, as it reaches all mankind, do hereby make declare and publish the following to be my Last Will and Testament.

1. I desire that all my indebtedness, if any, legally and equitably established shall be paid,

2. I, Will Give and Bequeath to my beloved wife Wilhelmine Bergmann, my only heir, all that I die possessed of, or have a right to, real estate, personal property and claims or rights of any kind whatever, to be used, controlled and enjoyed by my beloved wife, during her natural life,

3. I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife, Wilhelmine Bergmann as the Executrix of my estate, without Bond or interference of any Court or relatives, only that this will be filed and admitted to probate as required by law.

In Testimony and confirmation of all of which I hereto subscribe my name, in the presence of the two subscribing witnesses, who sign their names at my request, in my presence and in the presence of each other in the City of San Antonio this 30th day of January A D 1889.

Signed Gustav A. Bergmann

In presence of

Anton Adam – Residing in San Antonio, Texas   Moritz Rossy – Residing in San Antonio, Texas

Texas. San Antonio City of. Probate case file 2282, Gustav A. Bergmann 1889,  Will of Gustav A. Bergmann,  23 May 1896; Probate County Clerk’s Office,  Bexar County Court House, San Antonio.

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2012 in Bergmann

 

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It’s Time to Celebrate! Kendall County, Texas is 150 years old!

Eighty settlers in 1859 petitioned the Texas legislature to create a new county from Bexar, Comal and Blanco counties. The request was passed on December 3, 1861 by the Senate and approved by the House on January 8, 1862. On January 10, 1862 the act was signed to create Kendall County.

Here is an excerpt from the petition. They stated how they felt.

We the undersigned residents of the headwaters of the Cibolo Creek, Balcones Creek, Sister Creek, Salinas Creek, Post Oak Hill Creek, and settlers on the Guadalupe River have been thrown from one County to the other within the last 5 years.”

“We belonged originally to Bexar and were well satisfied with this arrangement. We have since been annexed to Comal, Kerr, and Blanco County and each time lost by the change. Our connection to Blanco however is so unnatural, inconvenient, and intolerable that we believe our situation can not be made worse than it is now and any change would be agreeable.”

The kick off date for the 150th celebration will begin Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the historic court house. This is within two days of the first election, in the newly formed county, to vote for the county seat and for the officials. The date was April 26, 1862.

Kendall County was the only Texas county to be formed during the Civil War.

Biesele, Rudolph Leopold. The History of the German Settlements in Texas 1831-1861. Austin, TX: Eakin Press, 1987. The copyright was renewed by the German-Texas Heritage Society in 1987. The original copyright is 1930 by the author.

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Kendall County

 

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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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