I was born in Hondo, but raised in Bandera, going through all twelve grades of public school there. I graduated from Bandera High School in 1974. I currently live south of Seguin, Texas, where I'm happily "retired" and living on a little place in the country with my husband, my daughter and her husband, and my two lively and adorable grandchildren. I still have relations living in Bandera County, so I do get over there from time to time!
In addition to being the Bandera, Comal and Guadalupe County TXGenWeb coordinator, I do quite a bit of volunteer work for Find A Grave.com and BillionGraves.com. When time allows, I also do volunteer research in Bandera, Comal and Guadalupe counties through the message boards at Rootsweb.com.
My family came to Texas beginning in the mid-1840s, some settling here while Texas was still an independent Republic. My ancestors mainly settled in Medina, Kendall, Comal and Bandera counties. Most came from Germany, but many on my mother's side came from the British Isles via Mississippi, Tennessee and the Virginias. I have spent many years researching both my mother's and my father's family trees. On my mother's side, I am directly related to the Schladoer/Schlador, Mohrhoff, Doehne, Gass, Joiner, Farmer, Gray and Carrigan families. Names on my father's side of the family include Schulte, Gerdes, Reitzer, Lo(e)ssberg, Hartman(n), Senne, Britsch and Nietenhoefer.
I hope you enjoy your visit to the Bandera County website, and you will let me know if you have any additions, corrections or comments.