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Tombstone Tuesday: Bergmann

Yesterday, my friend Donna and I went on a genealogy field trip. We visited five cemeteries and since it was the end of September we thought the 100 degree weather was over, but not so. Nevertheless, I found everyone I’d thought I would find including, someone I hoped I would find!

Our first stop was the Old St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery sometimes called the Old German Lutheran Cemetery. It is located East of downtown San Antonio near several other cemeteries.Gustav Bergmann, Joseph and Theresia Bergmann’s oldest son, was buried there according to the St. John’s Lutheran archive records.  Of course, there always is a chance that there isn’t a tombstone, but I was not disappointed. A beautiful gray granite stone with curbing around the plot.

Gustav and Wilhelmina Bergmann’s Tombstones

Next we went to City Cemetery #1 to locate Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein’s tombstone. Johanna is the youngest daughter of Joseph and Theresia Bergmann.

Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein’s Tombstone

We visited the Hermann Sons’ Cemetery which is located in the same area as the Old Saint John’s Lutheran Cemetery and City Cemetery #1. We found Gustav’s oldest daughter, Rosa,  and some of his grandchildren plus Ida his youngest daughter. I didn’t know where she was buried and was excited to find her and her husband!

Rosa Bergmann Goerges Plot at Hermann Sons’ Cemetery

Ida Bergmann Groos and her husband Fred. “Fritz” Groos. The lucky find!! Woo hoo!!

Ida was born in 1873 and died in 1901.

Ida Bergmann Groos’ Tombstone

Fritz belonged to the Woodman of the World. They always have the most interesting tombstones.

He was born in 1857 and died in 1906.

Fritz Groos’ Tombstone

It’s a fabulous Tombstone Tuesday!

City Cemetery #1 (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas).   Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein marker, personally read 2011.

Hermann Sons Cemetery (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). marker, Rosa Bergmann Goerges, Ida Bergmann Groos and Fritz Groos, personally read 2011.

Old Saint John’s Lutheran Cemetery (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Gustav and Wilhelmine Bergmann marker, personally read 2011.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Bergmann, Cemeteries, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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It’s True!!

I like to watch the TV show Who Do You Think You Are? One of the advertisers for the show is Ancestry.com.  In the commercial, they say click on the “leaf for hints”. I was skeptical, what are the odds that I would actually connect with someone and we would swap information. I signed up for a three month trial. Well, let me tell you right now IT’S TRUE! I have been looking for information about the Joseph Bergmann family. According the Gunner Froebel family tree, there was another son named Gustav born about 1840.  I added him to the family tree and a green leaf appeared. I clicked on the leaf and I found a picture of him and his wife! I learned he was a saloon keeper and had three daughters!  Can you believe it?? Plus I contacted the person who submitted the information. Christy lives in California and if I figured it out correctly; Joseph is also her 3rd great grandfather! When my three month trial is up, I will be signing on.  I’m pumped!!

Gustav Bergmann

Gustav was a saloon keeper on the Corner of Commerce and Presa in downtown San Antonio.

In 1891, the family residence was 256 Garden Street. The street name was later changed to Navarro.

He died about 1893.

Wilhemina Knopp Bergmann

Wilhemina and Gustav had three daughters.

Ida born 1873

Rosa born 1865

Wilhemina born 1869

Christy generously shared the pictures and information with me. Thank you!

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Bergmann

 

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