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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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Tombstone Tuesday: Wilhelm Friedrich

Wilhelm FriedrichOur Friend

Wm. Friedrich

Died December 23, 1868

Age 45 years

In a letter dated 1 January 2012, from cousin Robert Clines, “The family history in what is now Kendall County begins in 1849 with Wilhelm Friedrich who arrived in Texas with the famous 40 students who first located at the Bettina Colony on the Llano Creek. He was a fellow student with Dr. Ferdinand Herff at the University of Giessen in Germany. After the colony failed he migrated to the Boerne area and used his college training to survey and locate land grants given to various recipients by the State of Texas. The family referred to him as an uncle. He wrote to Conrad and urged him to come to Texas.”

From a letter dated 27 September 1927 written by Bertha Adam Froebel Haby, “Papa had a rich uncle in America, Wilhelm Friedrich…This uncle persuaded Papa [Conrad Adam] to come to America. This uncle was a surveyor as it was called. It was said that owned a great deal of land…he always was one of the foremost men in Kendall County and a very good friend of old Doctor Herff.”

Research provided by Regina Adam, “William Friedrich had moved to San Antonio in 1861 in order to establish a gun powder factory. He believed that the Civil War was coming and that there was a need for a factory…In 1867, Friedrich was in a financial bind and temporarily resided with his friend Dr. Herff…An unexpected explosion took place at the factory in December, 1868 instantly killing all of his thirteen workmen. William Friedrich lingered on for three days…The Herff’s buried him in City Cemetery Number One in their cemetery plot next to Baldwin Herff.”

City Cemetery No. 1 (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Wm. Friedrich marker; personally read 2011.

Adam, Regina. Family Group Record William Friedrich-7391, n.d.

Clines, Robert. Letter dated 1 January 2012 to Kathryn Adam-Hurst.

Haby, Bertha Adam Froebel dated 27 September 1927 to her son Guenther H. Froebel.

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2012 in Adam, Cemeteries, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Adam and Toepperwein Families

Adam and Toepperwein Families

Do you recognize this picture or anyone in it? Do you have a better copy?

Regina A. shared this photo with me.  The only person that is for sure identified is Paul Toepperwein. He is wearing a hat and is in the middle of the picture turned sideways.  I have looked at this picture a million times trying to recognize some of the people and here are a few I think I recognize:

To the left of Paul, standing in front of the door  Adalbertha Adam,to her left Kathinka Toepperwin standing next to the porch support, on the other side of the support Julius Adam holding Willie Adam, the lady wearing the hat Ida Adam and she is standing next to Conrad Adam. I estimate the picture was taken in 1893 or 1894. I hope I am not turning these people into who I want them to be so, if you have any ideas, suggestions or speculations I would love to hear them!

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2012 in Adam, Toepperwein

 

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Today is…Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam’s Wedding Anniversary

Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam Wedding

Conrad married the girl next door! When he first arrived in Boerne, Conrad lived and worked on the Dr. Ferdinand Herff farm. The Joseph Bergmann family was his closest neighbor. The houses were within easy walking distance from each other and so I think it is safe to say that Conrad saw the Bergmann family fairly regularly. In particular, Adalbertha. They were married on 16 February 1856 by Albert Moye, JP of the third precinct. Witnesses were R. G. ? and Anton Beyer. Their marriage license was recorded in the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio on 18 February 1856.

 

Bexar County, Texas, Marriage Licenses. No. 1370, Bergmann-Adam, 1856; County Clerk’s Office, San Antonio.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Adam, Bergmann, Today is

 

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Today is…Conrad Adam’s Birthday!

Conrad Adam ?

Conrad was born in Tiefenbach, Prussia, a small village in Hesse in 1828. I know the location of his birthplace because on his naturalization papers he states he was from Tiefenbach. But then comes every genealogist’s nightmare, I do not have documentation for the rest of his family tree. I do know that what I have feels right.

About 11 years ago, the Adam family in Kendall County was contacted by Gerhard Adam from Braunfels, Germany. He came to Boerne with his wife, Regina, and shared a copy of the Adam family tree which his father had researched and compiled. Tiefenbach is about 5 miles from Braunfels and yes, Braunfels is the sister city of New Braunfels, Texas.

Conrad and Carl Adam’s parents were Wilhelm Christian and Wilhelmine Klotz Adam. Wilhelm was born on 3 June 1807 in Tiefenbach and married Wilhelmine Klotz on 2 March 1828 in Tiefenbach. She was born 12 August 1809 and died 2 July 1833 of consumption. I am guessing that since his brother Carl, who was born in November 1832, was an infant and Conrad was 5 that it was important to get married right away, so on 22 December 1833 Wilhelm married Anna Elisabeth Muller in Tiefenbach. They had three sons, Frederick, John, and Henry. This goes along with information Bertha Adam Froebel Haby stated in her letter to her son, Guenther in 1927. She says, “ The one thing I can tell you my father was from a very good family, but he lost his mother when he was very young and then went to stay and live with an uncle who owned a large farm and he had to work very hard as a young man. His father married again soon after his mother’s death. From this marriage there are two sons, Henry and John Adam, both whom later moved to America.” Wilhelm died on 27 January 1848. Conrad was 19 years old.

It appears Conrad’s birthday was a day for celebrations. His two oldest daughters, Kathinka and Theresa, were married on his birthday. Kathinka married Paul Toepperwein on 30 December 1874 and Therese married Frederick Voges on 30 December 1878.

I have included a picture that “I think” is Conrad. The original is not in very good shape and I will post the complete picture at another time. It is a family picture of the Toepperweins with a few Adam family members sprinkled in. Paul and Kathinka Toepperwein are in the picture. Anyway, if this is Conrad it gives me a whole different view of him. He looks rather dapper!

Happy Birthday, Papa, and thank you for coming to Texas!

 
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Posted by on December 30, 2011 in Adam, Today is

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Theresa Adam Voges

Theresa Adam Voges

Thrasa Voges

Born: Aug. 20, 1859

Died: Dec. 30, 1926

Therese Adam married Frederick Voges

daughter of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam

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

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Adam, Tombstone Tuesday, Voges

 

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Today is…the 117th Anniversary of Conrad Adam’s Passing

Forty years after his arrival in Texas, Conrad Adam passed away on Friday, 23 November 1894. He was 66 years old. In the Sunday Edition of the San Antonio Express dated 25 November 1894, the news from Boerne stated, ”Nov. 23. Mr. Conrad Adam who was injured some weeks ago by a wagon running over him died last night and will be buried today by the Knights of Honor, he being one of the charter members of the Knights of Honor Lodge here.” The funeral took place in the home of William Dietert (his brother-in-law) at 2:00 in the afternoon.

“Boerne.” San Antonio Express, 25 November 1894, p.15. (microfilm, San Antonio Public Library).

Funeral Notice for Conrad Adam. 1894. Privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst, Boerne, Texas. 1979.

 
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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Adam, Today is

 

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