Kendall County Texas Family Charts
According to an article in "Rivers, Ranches, Railroads, & Recreation" contributed by Milton Bierschwale: "Conrad and Elizabeth Fust Bierschwale had been married in the province of Hanover, Germany, in 1843. They came to Texas in late 1852, with four children. First, they settled at Fredericksburg, where Conrad built a flour and grist mill on Baron's Creek. Water pressure was insufficient, so he sold the mill on November 9, 1854, to Nicholas Zink. The family then settled near New Braunfels. On November 18 1858, Conrad purchased 198 acres of land near Comfort. This was sold October 20, 1859. The family was in Dallas during the Civil War. At some time they went to the State of Missouri, where Conrad died in 1865. Elizabeth and her sons and daughters returned to live in Comfort, Texas." 1-- Conrad BIERSCHWALE, b. about 1820 in Germany, d.1865 in MO. He was married 1843 in the province of Hanover Germany, to Elizabeth FUST-(b. 27 August 1822 in Hanover,Germany d. 30 April 1903 in Harper, Texas. She was buried in the Harper Cemetery, Harper, TX. 2-- Anna BIERSCHWALE buried in Harper Cemetery She married John NICHOLS He was buried in Harper Cemetery 2-- Doretta BIERSCHWALE- b.Feb, 1849 in Germany, d. 1919. She married Feb. 23, 1869 to John Isom GILES (b. 21 Feb. 1847, TN, d. 15 Aug. 1929, San Antonio, TX. buried in Harper Cemetery, Harper TX. Children of John Isom GILES and Doretta BIERSCHWALE are: 3--Lula GILES b. 1871 in Texas. She married BFJ Ward on Jan. 23, 1894 3--Frederick GILES b. 17 July 1873 in Comfort, TX, d. 5 Dec 1931, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.He married Maggie Watkins, Dec. 1899. 3--Elizabeth GILES b. 1875 in Texas 3--Rebecca Francis GILES b. July 1877 in Texas, d. 1956. Buried in Lawn, Taylor co., TX. She married Benjamin Hays McAdams in 1906 Children of Benjamin Hays MCADAMS and Rebecca Frances GILES are: i.Mildred Marie McAdams b. 28 Nov. 1910, d. 16 March 1990. She married Raymond Edgar Landers, Sr. in 1921 ii.Giles Chadwick McAdams b. 1913. He married Elma Jane Bush in 1961. iii. Charles Wilbur McAdams, b. 1915, d. 1983. He married Thelma Haynes in 1941. iv. Hazel Frances McAdams, b. 1918 d. 1994. She married Bill Norman Bryant in 1947 v. Joseph Roland Cloud McAdams b. 1919. He married Gladys Ocellia McMillon in 1940. 3--John Henry GILES, b. 1879 in Texas 3--Edgar GILES 3--Edna GILES b.April 1887 (Twin) 3--Myrtle GILES b. 1890 in Texas. She married Louis Cloud 3--Edward GILES b. April 1887 in Texas (Twin) 3--John Jerome GILES 3--Fannie GILES 2-- William BIERSCHWALE- ( - ) He was a pastor of the Harper Presbyterian Church for several years. 2-- Heinrich BIERSCHWALE- (b. in Hanover Germany, d. in a wagon accident between Comfort and San Antonio,Texas ) He came to Comfort, Texas during the year of 1856.[Rensleben, "Comfort"] He married Elizabeth Jane WILSON on February 24, 1869. She was b. unknown d.1934 Comfort, TX) 3-- George BIERSCHWALE- (1870-1848) He married Lucy HUNT in 1890 Children of George and Lucy HUNT BIERSCHWARLE are: i. Dolph BIERSCHWALE ii. Beatrice BIERSCHWALE iii. Dorothy BIERSCHWALE 3-- Ellen BIERSCHWALE- (1871-1962) She married Gus D'ALBINI in 1908. 3-- Robert BIERSCHWALE- (1873-1962) He married Martha FLACK in 1906. 3-- James BIERSCHWALE- (1876-1960) He married Martha BRINKMAN in 1904. Children of James and Martha BRINKMAN BIERSCHWALE are: i.Mary BIERSCHWALE- (b.1907 - d.2002) COMFORT,Texas She married Arthur ESSER- (b.1903-d.1983) ,Kendall,Texas ii.Thelma Henrietta BIERSCHWALE- ( - ) iii.Kathy Ellen BIERSCHWALE- ( - )
Sources: "Rivers, Ranches & Railroads; a history of Kendall County, Texas; p60-61.
Ransleben, Guido; "A Hundred Years of Comfort in Texas", p209.
Family of John Isom Giles and Dorietta Bierschwale submitted by Janna Campbell
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