Mr. Staffel arrived in Boerne in 1852 and his first home was a log shack with a thatched roof, only a few yards from the location of Lot #30. He operated a livery stable, stage stop and campsite along Theissen Street toward the Cibolo Creek. The family also owned a hotel, or rooming house, and a saloon. August Staffel was Boerne's first postmaster in 1856 and served for ten years. His wife, Bertha, was postmaster from 1870, when August died, until 1880. The post office was located in what is now called the Shumard Building at 334 South Main St. Also located there was the office for the Livery Stable. The family was said to have continued living in a house in back of the livery stable office for a time, then moved away and all trace was lost of the Staffel family. Bertha Staffel sold Lot #30 to Henry J. Graham in 1905.
Sources: "Vargas/Thomas/Peach Tree Cafe Building File", Boerne Public