BEISSNER-ZOELLER HOUSE
711 S. Main,Boerne
Library File #112
ID# 23849 ORIGINAL USE: Home PRESENT USE: Commercial CURRENT OWNER: Ed Hitchler Co. LLC
OWNERS: Beissner, Knight, Wasman, Dreiss, Springall, Ehrhart, Attie Zoeller, Patterson, Riley, Blanch LOCATION: Kernaghan Addition Lots: #3, 4 DATE: c1900 Style/Period: Bungalow HISTORICAL DESIGNATION: NO
BUILDER: Beissner CONSTRUCTED OF: Rock/Wood; metal roof; various window types CONDITION: Good DESCRIPTION:Large one and one-half story with dormers and wings to side and back; open front porch, now enclosed with large glass windows and French style door to front with side panels.

HISTORY: In 1974 Mr. John E. Beissner died at the age of 78. In his obituary this statement follows. "He was born in Galveston, Texas, and when a lad his family moved to Boerne where he grew to manhood. He was known to his many Boerne friends as Edward Beissner. His father and mother built the home now owned by Mrs. Attie Zoeller."

According to deed records the house passed to his sister, Bertha B. Knight in 1929. Then she and her husband sold to William Wasman in 1935. From these owners it went to Ernst A. Dreiss in 1940, then to Jennie C. Springall in 1943, and to L.A. Ehrhart in 1946.

In 1949 it became the home of Attie Zoeller. Mrs. Zoeller, a widowed mother of one son, Franklin, taught in the Boerne Schools many years. She rented part of the many rooms to single ladies. Jennie Tatum and Sybil Pustejovsky, were two of the teachers who roomed with Mrs. Zoeller.

Ella Schrove lived in an apartment made from the southwest wing. She will be known by many as the owner/operator of "Ella's Beauty Salon" on Main Street during the 1950's through 1970's.

As the demand for commercial space on Boerne's Main Street grew this house, like many others, was transformed from living quarters to commercial space. The first commercial owners of the property were Connie and Jack C. Patterson, Jr. It was again passed to other owners in the 1990's.

Source: Boerne Public Library files; personal knowledge. - May, 1999

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