I can’t believe it! It’s the second week of October. Even though friends were visitng, I thought I would be able to squeeze in a post or two last week. But as you can tell, that didn’t happen. On Monday morning, October 3, my son called. He was in the hospital. It seems his appendix didn’t like him anymore and wanted to leave and it did just that! I am thankful he didn’t try to “tough it out” thinking the pain would go away. As a result, the week quickly slipped by.
Great news! I have new information about Wilhelmina Bergmann, wife of Gustav Bergmann and daughter-in-law of Joseph Bergmann. I received an email from Maria Pfeiffer, archivist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in San Antonio. She checked their burial files and found that Wilhelmina’s maiden name was Knopp and not Finger as was stated on Mina Bergmann Federolf’s death certificate. Mina was her second oldest daughter. Wilhelmina’s birth and death dates were also listed! Yea!! She was born 2 April 1832 and died 5 May 1904. Her tombstone had 1905 as her death date and no other dates.
The Bergmann families were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church which is located on Nueva Street in downtown San Antonio. All three daughters married there.
Born 13 June 1839 – Died 13 Jan 1895
Born 6 July 1865 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas – Died 25 June 1944 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Married 21 April 1883 to Alexander Goerges
Born 31 December 1869 Boerne, Kendall County, Texas -Died 16 June 1960 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Married 15 September 1888 to George Federolf
Born 4 December 1873 – Died 31 August 1901 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
Married 7 March 1889 to Edward E. Dillard
Married 1900? Fritz Groos