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Sentimental Sunday: Willie and Hilda Adam

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Brother and Sister

Willie and Hilda Adam

Adam, Willie and Hilda. Photograph of the original held by Jimmie Adam. Digital copy privately held by Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne.

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2014 in Adam, Sentimental Sunday

 

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Sentimental Sunday: Willie Adam’s Birthday

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Lillie and Willie Adam

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Adam, Sentimental Sunday

 

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52 Ancestors – #6: Willie Eugene Adam

While catching up on some genealogy reading, I discovered Amy Johnson Crow’s blog No Story Too Small: Life is Made of Stories. In January she challenged everyone to take the 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks challenge. I’m a little late but have taken the challenge!

In 1911 at the age of 18, Willie purchased 240 acres from his father, Julius Adam.  He bought the land for $3000.00 with $500.00 down and a balance of $2500.00 to be paid in fifteen years with 6 percent interest. The land was just “across the field” from his parents on the San Antonio-Fredericksburg Road, old Highway Number 9.  The back side of the property ended at the Balcones Creek. According to family stories, the property included a two-story house which needed repairs.  Julius purchased this property from George N. Lytle and his wife in 1909.

Willie raised on his parent’s farm was a hard worker. My guess is he wanted his own place but that’s a lot of land and debt for an 18-year-old.  His experience working on his parent’s farm to market farm must have helped him.  Willie pursued farming until he was drafted in 1918 and was sent to France.  Upon his return, he married Lillie Katherine Schuetz from Kendalia on 7 June 1919. Willie  repaired the house, removed the top story and made it ready for his new bride.  Together Willie and Lillie operated a farm-to-market and dairy farm until 1955.  Kendall County, Texas, Deed Book 27 p: 48-49, Willie Adam and Julius Adam, 21 December 1911; County Clerk’s Office, Boerne.

Kendall County, Texas. Deed Book 27: 48-49, Julius Adam and Willie Adam, 11 December 1918; County Clerk’s Office, Boerne.

“All those certain two tracts of land on Balcones Creek, in Kendall County, Texas, being parts of the San Antonio Cruz League and Labor of land. Original Survey No. 170. And described as follows: First, Seventy (70) acres of land of said survey sold by Geo. N. Lytle and wife to Julius Adam by deed dated 12 February 1909 and recorded in Vol. 25, page 5 of the Kendall County Deed records and which Deed contains the field notes…Second, One hundred and seventy (170) acres of said Survey comprising lots and parts of lots numbered Twenty three (23) Twenty six (26) Twenty Seven (27) Thirty (30) Thirty one (31 thirty four (34) and Thirty Five (35) according to plat made by James S. Trueheart and being the same land sold to Julius Adam by Geo. N. Lytle and his wife by deed dated 2nd April 1909. Total 240 acres of land.”

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2014 in 52 Ancestors Challenge, Adam

 

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Sentimental Sunday: Julius and Willie Adam

Julius and Willie Adam with wagon filled with corn

Julius is driving the wagon loaded with corn. Willie looks like he is enjoying the ride.

Picture taken outside the yard of the Julius Adam home in the Balcones Community.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Adam, Balcones Community, Sentimental Sunday

 

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World War I Draft Registration for the Adam Brothers

World War I Draft Registration Cards are on file at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington DC. If a trip to Washington DC is out of the question, you can subscribe to Ancestry.com and read them any time. The copies are not the best but still readable. I searched for my great-uncle Eugene Conrad Adam and my grandfather Willie Eugene Adam.

Eugene Conrad Adam

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I have transcribed as much of the hazy blur as I could.

Eugene Conradt [sic] Adam; from Boerne, Texas; age 20; born June 1, 1898;  white; farmer; employed by Julius Adam, Boerne, Texas; next of kin  Julius Adam, RFD #1, Boerne, TX, he signed his name as Eugene Conrad Adams; medium height; build ?; eyes blue; hair brown; Registered by Elmer Watts on Sept 12, 1918

Willie Eugene Adam

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Willie Eugene Adam; age 24; Boerne, Texas; Born March 23, 1893; natural-born citizen; place Boerne, Texas; Farmer; next of kin, Julius Adam, Boerne, TX; no children; single; caucasian; signed Willie E. Adam; Tall; Medium build; light blue eyes; Med. Brown Hair; H. O. Adler; Precinct #1, Kendall Co, Texas, June 5, 1917; Aug. Langbein

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2013 in Adam, Kendall County

 

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Sentimental Sunday: The Adam Kids

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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.

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2013 in Adam, Sentimental Sunday

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Willie and Lillie Schuetz Adam

Lillie  K.                                  Willie E.

Sept. 8, 1895                             Mar. 23, 1893

Mar. 16, 1975                            July 10, 1955

Willie Eugene is the son of Julius and Ida Haufler Adam

Lillie Katherine is the daughter of Henry and Emma Bauer Schuetz

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Willie E. and Lillie K. Adam marker; personally read 2011.

 
 

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