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
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.
This is one of my all time favorite photographs. On the left side of the picture Adalbertha Bergmann Adam is gazing adoringly at her grandchildren, Willie, Eugene (standing on the chair), and Hildegarde. Eugene was born in June of 1898 so I’m estimating the picture was taken in 1900. They are the children of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam. We even get a peek into one of the rooms in the house that Adalbertha and Conrad built. It’s a fabulous picture for a sentimental Sunday!
Adam Kids. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
Daughter of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam
Adam, Hildergarde. Photograph of the original held by Doris Koenig family. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
Ida Haufler Adam was the daughter of Johann (John) Gottfried and Louisa Magers Haufler.
born September 25, 1871
died May 10, 1964
Julius Adam was the son of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam
born March 15, 1864
died August 23, 1952
They are my great-grandparents.
Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Julius and Ida Adam marker; personally read 2011.
He was 25 when he enlisted on 8 August 1918. He had blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion and was 5 feet 10 in height. He was single with excellent character. On 15 August 1918 he was assigned to the 133 Infantry. He left the United States 17 September 1918 for France and returned 26 February 1919. Willie was paid $111.80 for his service which included a $60.00 bonus as “per the Act Congress approved 24 February 1919.”
Willie was the grandson of Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam and the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam and my grandfather.
Thank you Grandpa for defending our freedom.
Adam, Willie. World War I, 1919. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.
Celebration? Relatives visiting on Sunday afternoon? I don’t know, but I love the picture! The family is posed in front of the Julius Adam home on a sunny day in 1912. Adalbertha Bergmann Adam is front row center. On her left is Bertha Adam Froebel Haby, her daughter, Erna Adam, her granddaughter, has her hand on her chair, on her right is Kathinka Adam Toepperwein, her oldest daughter.
Left to right:
Eugene Adam, grandson; Paul Toepperwein, son-in-law; Emma Herms, daughter; Wally Toepperwein, granddaughter; Gus Herms, grandson; Clara Toepperwein, niece; Ida Haufler Adam, daughter-in-law and my great-grandmother; Hilda Adam, granddaughter; Bertha ?; there is a man standing behind Bertha I can’t see his face clearly; Edna Herms, granddaughter; Julius Adam, son; Mousie Goerges, niece; Chris Herms, son-in-law; Willie Adam, grandson and my grandfather.
Adam, Adalbertha. Adam Descendants at the Julius Adam Home 1912. Photograph of the original. 2000. By Gunner Froebel. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam and Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne, Texas. 2011.
Son of: E.A.F. and Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein
Grandson of: Joseph Bergmann
First cousin to: Julius Adam, my great grandfather
My first cousin 3x removed
Occupation: Exhibition sharp-shooter
Birth place: Boerne, Texas
Mission Burial Park South (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Adolph Toepperwein marker, Calvary Garden,
Block 7, Lot 705, space 11 and 12; personally read, 2011.
This past weekend and today we did some sheep wrangling. We worked with a dozen lambs. They needed their tails docked, ears tagged, and vaccinations. I didn’t think that was too bad because they are small and fairly easy to handle. It takes three people to do the job efficiently. Today was another story. Two rams needed to go to the vet to be fertility tested. They didn’t want to go and were not agreeable to walking to the truck and stepping into the cage which was on the back of the truck. What’s up with that?? My husband took the brunt of the unhappy rams but eventually persuaded them to load up. So what was it like in the good old days?
I don’t think anyone would have taken a ram for fertility testing. A hand shake and your word was good enough. The only time you had to load up a ram was when you sold him. I think the wrangler and the ram would have been much happier!
Four generations of Adam men have raised sheep on their farms. They raised wool sheep in the 19th and 20th centuries. In the 21st century this changed because it is difficult to find someone locally to shear the sheep.They now raise hair sheep which orginally came from South Africa.
Here is a picture of a herd of wool sheep taken in 1914. In the background, you can see the Conrad Adam/Julius Adam house.
Sheep Grazing in front of Conrad Adam Home. Photograph of the original held by Gunner Froebel family. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam. Boerne.