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Queries are posted and archived as a service to our visitors. They function as a "bulletin board" system so visitors can find others who are researching the same surnames, seeking the same information. I will make every effort to maintain archived queries for as long as space permits. You are always free to resubmit any queries which may have dropped off.

Any information on the family of David WILLIFORD would be appreciated. His wife, (name unknown) died in childbirth on 24 Nov. 1905 having a daughter, Grace WILLIFORD (b.24 Nov 1905, Kendall Co., d.22 Jul 1929).Grace (m. 3 Feb, 1923) was the 2nd wife of Christian SIMON(b.10 Feb.1877-d.6 May 1940). Children: Agnes Louise and Edward Lee SIMON. Grace had two sisters, Bertha and Rita, 1 brother Jesse.
Joy Daniels Sun Feb 2 13:24:38 1997

Shipman TABER/TABOR was found in Rusk Co.,TX in 1850, himself, wife Elizabeth and son David C. all born in TN. Daughter Martha and son William born in AR, son James born in TX. Where was Shipman before 1850 and after 1850. Son William found in Johnson Co., TX. What happened to Shipman? Where did he die? Any and all help needed and greatly appreciated on this.
Sudie TABOR Sat Jan 11 19:06:20 1997

Wanting information from all descendants of colonists from Fisher and Miller's Colony. I have indexes of Contracts (papers signed in Germany to join the Society). I am now compiling a list of people that actually received land within the colony.
Patrick O'Neill Mon Feb 17 1997

I would appreciate any information on these family members: Addie Potter VOGES, Fritz VOGES, Louis VOGES.
Gayle Gray GrossWed Feb 19 1997

Have information on the family of Julius Georg-Christina Maria Gehrer family tree. Would like to trade information with interested family members.
David Young Sun Mar 9 22:50:58 1997

Searching for the descendants of John Dietrich THEIN, and Catherine Elizabeth GEMBLER THEIN SCHLESSINGER. John b. ca 1880. mar. Catherine, 1 Jun 1859, Bexar Co. Daughter, Anna Mary THEIN. Catherine b.20 Apr 1842. mar. and div. Romel SCHESSINGER. She is buried as Kate SCHESSINGER, 1910, St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co. Would also like descendants of Wm. Henry PARKER, b.8 Apr 1843 and Mary Ann THEIN, b. 25 Jan 1865, Bexar Co. Tx. d., 12 Feb 1937; children, Emma and Ora.
EDNA FELPS - Mon May 12 1997

Does anyone have any information concerning parents of Virginia R FLIPPIN WARRING? She was born in Texas in 1848, married to Dr. Horace S WARRING; sister to my gr gr grandfather, William FLIPPIN, born in 1837. Dr. WARRING and Virginia were listed in the 1910 census of Kendall County, Texas.
Carolyn CriderSun May 4 21:10:27 1997

Looking for relatives of my gggrandfather, Sam Gover, who is buried in Short Cemetery, Kendall County. My grandfather was Louis Patrick Gover. He had four wives one of which was Orie May JUDD. Any info would be most welcome. Patricia Bennett Fri Jun 13 17:25:25 1997

Charles Bonnet, oldest son of Philip Daniel Bonnet, arrived with his parents from Nassau, Germany in 1845 through Indianola, then settled in Boerne in the 1850s. Charles married a Klemm and had a number of children. Later he married Catherine Farschon and had a second family. Would appreciate corresponding with family members who have pictures or any documents about this family.
Kenneth BonnetSun Jul 6 08:04:46 1997

I am searching for any descendants of William HEUERMANN who might be researching the same name. William HEUERMANN was born abt 1828 in Prussia. His wife, Caroline, also born in Prussia. Children: William (b 1865), George ( b 1859), Lina (b 1861, Charles (b 1862), Dorothea ( b 1863), Mina (b 1865), Emma (b 1868), and Louis (b 1870. William and family lived in Comfort, Tx, maybe in San Antonio at one time. All information appreciated.
Mary Huermann LuskSat Aug 16 22:03:35 1997

Requesting info re: parents (Ludwig SCHUETZ and Maria M. --nee Hild-- SCHUETZ) of Carl SCHUETZ (b. 11Apr1838 in Ger., d. 8Aug1923) who on 23Jun1861 married Katharian FRIES (b. 5Jan1840 in Ger., d. 15Feb1909) in New Braunfels, Comal Co, TX. Ludwig & Maria M. SCHUETZ had one other known child who died aboard ship "Harriet" coming to U.S. and who was buried at sea--his or her name unknown. Would appreciate any and all info re: these families. SCHUETZ, HILD, FRIES. Thank you!
E WRIGHT Wed Sep 3 07:34:31 1997

Marie Talbott Wed Sep 24 23:18:24 1997
NELSON, HENDERSON, DAVISON: I am researching a Dr. Francis Hamer NELSON, from Mississippi; 2 known children born in Kendall County: Francis John NELSON b: 3 Dec 1873 and James Frederick NELSON b: 20 Nov 1874, their daughter Elizabeth Elzira "Daisy Mae" may have also been born in Kendall County. Looking for marriage records between NELSON and a Anna DAVISON, from England. Thanks to Kathryn Adam Hurst's transcribing the 1870 Federal Census I now believe that Dr. NELSON married Anna DAVISON about 1872-3, more than likely in Kendall County. Also, shows a William HENDERSON with wife: Elisabeth and their children and an E. NELSON just below. Dr. NELSON had a sister Elisabeth that married a William L. HENDERSON in Mississippi and also, his mother was named Elzira NELSON, from Mississippi. Anyone having any information as to NELSON, DAVISON, and HENDERSON, please contact me. I have lots more info.

Edna Felps - Sun Oct 26 1997
EDNA FELPS is searching for the descendants of the following whose children probably located in Kendall County: Ruby Bertha DANZ b. 19 Sep 1902 d. Jan 3 1994; Married Harry Otto HEIMAN b. 19 sept.1897 d. 16 Feb. 1955. Max William DANZ b.15 Oct. 1904 D. Dec 27 1990; married Emma Anna HERBORT b.23 Mar 1906, d. 3 May 1988; Claudia Alma DANZ b.4 Aug 1906; Married Edwin Gustav HERBORT b. 12 May 1904 d. 31 Aug 1992.; Erwin August DANZ b. 6 Sept 1908 d. 26 May 1951; Victor E. DANZ b. 15 JUn 1911 D. 6 Sept.1930;Nora Cornelia DANZ b May 31 1913 D. 17 Sept 1977;married Bennie D.KIRCHNER b.3 Oct 1911 d. 13 Feb 1985.; Leroy Milton DANZ b.7 SEP 1916 Married Laura DURST b.17 AUG. 1905, d. 16 OCT 1981.Would like to correspond with any of these descendants. Please contact me,
Edna Felps orDoris Gilpatrick

Searching for the descendants of CAROLINA SOPHIE REINHARD b. Jun. 20 1864 d. May 31 ,1928,married EDWARD GUSTAV LEEDER b. FEB 20 1853 in Konigsburg, Germany .d. Nov.11 ,1940. They are both buried in the Comfort Cemetery,Comfort Kendall Co. Tx.They had 8 children, Albert W. LEEDER b Feb 1882, d. Jan .18 1974,Married ANNA HELMKE Child # 2 OTTO HENRY LEEDER b. May 31 1883, Married ADELA HELMKE; CHILD # 3 AUGUST ERNST LEEDER , m. ALICE YOUNGBLOOD; Child #4 RUDOLF GEORGE LEEDER, b Jan 6 1889, m. EDNA WHITEWORTH; Child # 5 ADELA IRENE LEEDER b. Dec 15 1894; Child #6 Richard LEEDER b. Nov 15 1894, m. IDA PRAUSE Child #7 ALMA BETTIE LEEDER b. Aug 19, 1897, m. Paul Schuetze,Albert Wienwenfeld Child # 8 GUSTAV EDWARD LEEDER, b.Jul. 22 1903 m. IDA MAE PRESSLER;
I am continuing the research on FREDRICH DUELM and DORETHA HOLZHAUSEN that was started by the Late VERNON STREY.All of the above are descendants of the DUELM Family. I would like to correspond with any member of the family.I am the great grand daughter of FRIEDRICH{ FRITZ] DUELM and AUGUSTA Katherina FROELICH and the Great grand daughter of KARL DUELM and WILHELMINA DONSBACH. My parents were 3rd cousins. Edna Felps.
Edna Felps Sun Oct 26 1997

MARQUARDT. It has been recently discovered that the Marquardt families in Texas are related. The three families descend from a common ancestor, Johann Gottfried Marquardt of Rottenacker, Saxony. This was made clear during research on Christoph Friedrich Mller who married Maria Fredericka Marquardt, a daughter of Johann G. Marquardt. Her brothers Christoph Gottfried Marquardt and Johann Edmann Gottlieb Marquardt emigrated to Texas in 1855.
A preliminary copy of the Mller-Marquardt-Perner family history printed Sept 1997 is available at the Boerne and Comfort libraries to help you see the format of this history being compiled by Delray Fischer. If you believe you are a descendant of one of these families that settled in the Comfort-Sisterdale area, we need information and birth dates on your family, your brothers & sisters, your parents, grandparents, and your children. Any bits and pieces of data will be helpful. Also copies of photos of older family members.
Delray Fischer

NICHOLS. Interested in contacting descendants of two related families who moved to Kendall County, Tx from Williamson Co., TN during the 19th century. Family #1 is that of George W. NICHOLS, b.abt 1820 and wife, Lucy Jane YOUNG, b. 22 Aug 1822, d. 11 Dec 1890. Married Dec. 1838 in TN, moved to Kendall Co. abt. 1851. Son John Allen NICHOLS married Ann BIERSCHWALE. Lived near Comfort.
Family #2 is that of William Overton Smithson, b abt 1823, and wife Mary Jane NICHOLS. She was a sister of George W. NICHOLS; children of Allen NICHOLS, b 1788, Newberry Co., S.C., and his wife, Eve b.abt 1795,S.C.
Carl W. Nichols, 2642, Cravey Dr.,NE, Atlanta,Ga 30345
Carl W. Nichols Tue Feb 24 14:40:25 1998

BRATRICH. I saw BRATRICH name in Cemetery listing of Comfort, Texas. Would be interested in contacting descendants of the couple. Do you know: When did they arrive in America? Where did they live in Germany?
Wolf Bratrich, R”merweg 37, 87459 Pfronten, Germany
Wolfgang Bratrich Sun, 12 Apr 1998 23:50:19

NEWMAN. I am looking for descendants of George Newman, b. 1882-84 in AL, went to TX in early 1900s. His parents were Patrick Henry Newman and Octavia Hadder. He was in Harris Co. briefly and may have lived for a while in Smith Co. with relatives. I see the name and dates in a Boerne Cemetery listing. Would like to contact anyone who may know the identity of that George Newman.
Barbara Caine Thu, 9 Jul 1998 09:52:03

REMLING. Looking for descendant of John Remling(b. Prussia 1818) and Catharine(Unknown, b. Prussia 1826). Both are listed in the 1870 Kendall County Census, along with their children Nickolaus(b.1850),William(b.1852) and Mary(b.1854). Mary is my great-grandmother. Mary married Reuben Light about 1870 and they had Agnes(My grandmother), Julie, Suzie, Fred, Lucinda, Jessie and Ben. I have plenty of information of the Light lineage, but none on the other children of John and Catharine Remling. Will be happy to share any info I have and would welcome any help. George Menges Slidell, La.
George Menges Fri, 10 Jul 1998 10:39:22 -0500

FLATHOUSE. I am looking for information about August P. FLATHOUSE who married first Fannie BACON and then married Mrs. Marie ZUELECKE and lived in Boerne in the 1930s.
Pat Flathouse Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:35:45 -0700

SMITH.I am searching for family data on Kate (Smith) who married Robert Hobbs in Kendall Co. They are buried in the Smith Cemetery. Is this Smith Cem a part of Kate's family? Robert Hobbs parents were Charlie Hobbs and Martha Hand. Family members say Charlie was depot agent in Boerne in the first part of the 1900's. Martha may have married someone named Covey after Charlie died in 1917. Any help appreciated.Patsy Hand, Victoria, TX>
Patsy Hand Wed, 28 Oct 1998 08:58:29 -0600

OCHSE. Hoping to locate information on Julius Ochse--1822-1872 and spouse, Auguste Johanna Schaefer--1823-1905. Their 7th child was my Great- Grandmother, Antonie OCHSE--1860-1929. She married Albert Bodemann. Any information appreciated.
Emma EdwardsSat, 28 Nov 1998 22:01:32 EST

O'BRYANT. I wish information about Bertha D. O'Bryant, b. 1924 d. 1963 and Robert P. O'Bryant, b.1904 and died in 1976. Both are buried in Boerne Cemetery.
William SmithFri, 25 Dec 1998 20:26:36

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John Jesse COLBAUGH married Martha Ann "Mattie" POTTER on 22 Apr 1869 in Comfort, Kendall Co, Texas. John Jesse born 3 Mar 1847 Ark to John and Elizabeth COLBAUGH, died 15 Sep 1915 San Angelo, Tom Green Co, Texas. Mattie born 9 Oct 1855 Bastrop, Texas to Andrew Jackson and Emmelia GUIN POTTER, died 8 Feb 1944 San Angelo, Tom Green Co, Texas. 9 children. Have COLBAUGH and some POTTER info to share.
Dana GardWed, 3 Feb 1999 8:50:00 p.m.

I am looking for information on my ancestors, Emil RUSCH and his wife, Bertha STAHMANN, who were early settlers of Comfort, Texas.
Debbie GiesenschlagThu,04 Feb 1999,11:30:08

Searching for descendants of James Adam Zumwalt and Mary Fredrick Zumwalt. They were on the 1900 census list for Kendall, County. He was the son of Andrew and Harriett Ann Zumwalt.
Shirley ReynoldsThu, 4 Mar 1999 00:21:58 EST

Seeking descendants of Traugott and Juliann Boehm/Boehme. I am the granddaughter of his brother Carl Boehm/Boehme.Carrie Mae Laxton Sun, 14 Mar 1999 13:48:48 -0600

I am working on the Smith Family History. One of my husband's ancestors, Polly Smith married John Cravey. Polly's sister, Nancy Lea, married Ben Cravey. They are daughters of Henry Marion Smith. These girls are also sisters to Jefferson Davis Smith and Clinton L. Smith who were captured by the Indians There is a John Cravey buried in the Cravey Cemetery in Kendall County. Seeking additional information on this person.
Carlene SmithSun, 14 Mar 1999 13:48:48

BONNET. Seeking member of the BONNET family to share information.
Shannon KellyWed, 31 Mar 1999 12:48:20

Seeking information on August OPPERMANN and his parents and siblings. I am the great- granddaughter of August Oppermann and his wife, Ida Schwarz Oppermann. Need information on the OPPERMANN side of the family.
Sharon Bohan Mon, 7 June 1999 13:48:48 -0600

I am trying to determine if the Carl Leistikow listed in the Leistikow Cemetery might have been Carl Heinrich Leistikow - a rumored older brother to two orphaned immigrants Albert H. and Leopold H. Leistikow (my ggf.) Can anyone give me a location (twp and alloquate part or better) which might in some way facilitate reaching any nearby present-day descendents? I am reaching over the net for other documents which might contain his middle name, parents' names, birthplace etc: like naturalizat, land deeds, death cert. I am in Fairbanks, Alaska. Your help or suggestions will be appreciated.
lost nameMon, 7 Jun 1999 16:19:36 -0230

MORGAN. Looking for Morgan Descendant's of William A. Morgan & Isabel Curbelo. Naomi b. 5-30-1905 (aka listed as Naomi Annie b. 5-30-1905); Irene b. 8-2-1902 (aka listed as Irene Willie b. 8-2-1902); Howard b. 3-15-1907 (aka listed as Navaro William b. 3-15-1907) Oma Joseph b. 11-16-1909 (aka listed as j? Joseph b. 11-16-1909) ALL baptized 5-24-1911 Japonica.If anyone can help me find these descendant's please email me. Any help most appreciated.
Ruth A. McVey Thu, 17 Jun 1999 20:47:20 -0700

I am interested in contacting descendants of three related famiies that settled in the Comfort-Sisterdale area of Kendall County in the 1850's. They came to Texas from several villages in the southwest corner of the Kingdom of Saxony. The Families are (1) Friederike Marquardt Muller & spouse, Friedrich Perner who came in 1850. Two brothers also brought their families in 1855. (2)Gottfried Christoph Marquart and (3) Edmann Gottlieb Marquardt. We are searching for update information for the next printing of the Marquardt-Muller-Perner family history. Please contact us if you are a descendant who missed the first priinting or have new information like old letters, deeds, photos, etc. about your family for the history book.[See QUERIES 1997 for earlier MARQUARDT query.] The family book came out in 1999 AND it is available in several Hill Country Libraries.
Delray Fischer; 941 Egyprian Dr.; Corpus Christi, TX 78412Sat, 8 Jan 2000.

I am trying to find out if there is a connection between Minna A. Maertz of Boerne and Charles (Carl) Maertz of Comfort. My grandfather, Fritz Bartel, always said he was a cousin of Max Beseler and frequently went to visit him when they were younger. Fritz' father was Adolph Bartel and he and his sister Wilhelmine came to Comfort from Germany in 1868 to work for his Uncle Carl Maertz. Does anyone have any info about her family?
RoseMarie SchneiderFri, 14 Jan 2000 12:33:06 -0600

I am the grandson of Augusta B. (Kaiser) Cavender, who was the daughter of John Alexander Kaiser and his wife, Wilhelmina Bonnet (1850-1944). John A. and his wife were residents of Boerne in Kendall County, TX. I believe Wilhelmina Bonnet is the daughter of Johan Carl Bonnet and Anna Louise Klemm. [Can anyone verify this?]
John D. Cavender,Sun, 2 Apr 2000 13:28:10-0500

John D. Cavender attached a picture of Ernst Bonnet from his family album. The Album bears the signature of J. A. Kaiser and is dated, 1869.
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I am looking for information on Marcelino Soto who died in Comfort on November 12, 1925. He is buried in the Comfort cemetery. His parents were Antonio Soto and Francisca Ramirez. His wife's name was Rebecca.
Scott MillerFri, 26 May 2000 20:59:59 -0500

I am looking for information about the Enriquez family. Concepcion Enriquez was born in Sisterdale on May 12, 1874. Her parents were Felix Enriquez and Angelita Fernandez. Her siblings were Antonio, Felix Jr., Maria, Andrea, Carmen, Tomas, Nicolas, and Josefa.
Scott Miller Fri, 26 May 2000 20:58:11 -0500

Noted listing of a Henry Wittbold in Kendall County Census and in Comfort Cemetery. Listed as from "Prussia." I have written about George Wittbold (1833-1910), a florist of Chicago, Illinois who was from Hanover, Germany, and was my great-grandfather. If you have further details of this Henry Wittbold and his family in Kendall, TX, please contact me.
Dr. Clifford A. Kiracofe, Jr.Sun, Jun 4 2000 11:33:23 -0700

Theodore William Gotthardt b.1825 Nassau, Germany Widow CAROLINE RIES GOTTHARDT listed in 1870 Kendall census. Theodore was killed by Indians about 1866. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
John Raven Mon, 26 Jun 2000 17:59:28 -0500

I am seeking more information on Annie Laura or Lauria James who lived in Comfort, Texas, born in 1885 and died in 1970. She was married to Sigismund Engelking also of Comfort. Thanks for any help.
Bill Mather Sun, 9 Jul 2000 12:09:47 -0800

Searching for information or relatives of WALTER SCHNEIDER of Kendall County,Texas.b.5/6/1904 d.11/1984 Walter was married three times. Brother Edward Schneider b.5/5/1902 Custer Co,Ne.d.7/24/1994 Va. Sister Esther Parents- George and Bertha(Handke)Schneider Have very little info on this branch of family. Thank you for any help.
Gail KnightsSun, 13 Aug 2000 17:06:36 -0500

Searching for information about the Hiram and Mary Crain family. They were in Texas by 1849, as their oldest son, William H. Crain, stated he was born in Texas in 1849. Hiram lived in Leon, McColloch, Burleson and Kendall counties. He was living in Kendall County in 1870 as reported in the census: married to Susanah (age 36 b TN), with the following children; William, age 20, Renaldo, age 17, Mary age 12, Rebecca age 10, Martha age 8, Noton age 3 and Anna age 2. All the children were born in Texas.
I have also found a CRAIN burial in the Pipe Creek Cemetery and I suspect it could be Renaldo. CRAIN, R. R., June 30, 1852, Nov 23, 1878
In the 1890's William wrote a chapter for the book Trail Drivers of Texas. He stated he was born in 1849 and outlined the family's history in Texas. He was living at Pipe Creek at the time. It can be found here:Trail Drivers

I am seeking to locate descendants of this family. Would also appreciate any information anyone can give me about the family. Hiram CRAIN was the brother of my great grandfather, Leroy McCraven CRAIN. Thank you for any help.
Lawrence CrainTue, 5 Sept 2000 12:18:12 -0400

HAND/HOBBS/COVEY. I am interested in locating descendants of Martha (Mattie) Hand and Charlie Hobbs. Charlie died in 1917 and is buried in the Boerne Cem. According to an 1928 obit of Samuel Hand, brother of Martha, Martha's name was Covey and resided in Bergheim. I know Martha and Charlie had the following 4 sons: Lee b. 1888, William b. 1889 d. 1889, Emmett, b. 1890, Robert b. 1893 m. Kate Smith and they had one daughter, Mattie, and 2 daughters: Nancy b.1896 and Eliza b. 1899.
Patsy HandThu, 07 Sep 2000 21:45:49 -0500

HOOPER. Alice Hooper was said to have taught school in the Comfort, Kendall Co, TX area in the late 1800's or early 1900's. Her father was Sam Houston Hooper b December 1856. Attempting to find family HOOPER/OLIVER. His mother is said to have died ca 1864 and is buried in the area. Any information would be appreciated.
Betty GarnerSat, 9 Sep 2000 16:52:57 -0600

CARPENTER. Does anyone have information on the family of Robert Henry CARPENTER born 1893. He lived around Albert,Tx. between 1900 and 1920.
He was married to Earnesteen Dechert, the grand-daughter of Amos V. GATES who lived in the Lindendale area.
Frank CarpenterWednesday, November 08, 2000 11:06 AM

ADAMS.I am searching for information on my ancestor Alma Sophie Braun Adams and her relations who settled in Bexar and Kendall County, Texas. Any help would be appreciated.
Georgia Roessler Sat, 18 Nov 2000 5:17 PM

LEISTIKOW. I am searching for information on my paternal grandmother who told me she was born in Kendalia, Kendall County. She was born Janie Leistikow on Jan. 27, 1891, the daughter of Henry and Ann Schmidt LEISTIKOW. I have seen her listed as being born in Rio Frio, Texas which I am reasonably certain she was not. Does anyone know if the Leistikow family buried in the Werner Cemetery in Kendall County are any relation to her?
Carol Ann (Chisum) Kolb, Leakey, TxSun, 24 Dec 2000 3:53 PM

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STAHMANN I am looking for information on my ancestors, William STAHMANN, Carl & Sophie STAHMANN, who were latter 1800 immigrants to Comfort, Texas.Ginger Stahmann Snider; Saturday, March 03, 2001 2:38 PM

BOEHM . I would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on Lena Boehm - she was a daughter of Traugott Boehm. She was born in 1888 in Kendall County and I believe she died in San Antonio in 1972. She married a Doell but I have not been able to determine which one. I am thinking it might be Carl Doell of Luckenbach, Texas. I look forward to hearing from anyone, Susan Doell Dallas, Texas; Sunday, April 08, 2001 4:09 PM

PIEPER. I would like to correspond with anyone who might have information on Louise Darlinger Pieper and Juliane Pieper Gombert. Bonnie VanBerg ;Wednesday, June 13, 2001 11:45 AM

EDWARDS, 1930 INCIDENT. I am researching an incident in the Waring, Block Creek area on April 10, 1930 involving an uncle, Homer Edwards. I have found court papers, court articles in Boerne, and from the Comfort and San Antonio libraries. I would like to correspond with someone who might have remembered this incident.  It involved the murder of Johnnie Bradshaw on or near the Insall place. The murder was committed by Homer Edwards,  and there was another man with him, Earnest Young.   If anyone has any knowledge of this or possibly have old newspaper articles I would be interested in hearing from you. The Boerne newspaper did not keep file back this far, and it was a very big story. The San Antonio papers were filled with stories, however I wanted to be able to collect articles or maybe first hand information from the area. Thanks for any help or names of anyone that I can contact.Bud & Faye Little Thursday, June 07, 2001 7:57 PM

VOLLMERING.Am attempting to research the surname, Vollmering, connected with Kendall, Blanco, Llano, and Gillespie counties. I would like to correspond and exchange information with any person who has VOLLMERING in his/her family history . Lynn Mostella Saturday, July 14, 2001 10:57 am

GOMBERT.I am searching for information on Hermann and Julchen (Juliane) GOMBERT who are buried in the Boerne Cemetery. Bonnie VanbergThursday, August 16, 2001 1:57 pm

KNETSCH-LINDEMANN. My g-g-grandmother was Wilhelmine Knetsch who married a Lindemann. Her parents were Johann and Sophie (Nickel) Knetsch. I believe she had three sisters: Louise, Caroline and probably, Henriette who married Carl Esser. Does anyone have information to confirm this. The family is found in Gillespie and Kendall Counties around the end of the 19th century. Vicki HitzfeldFriday, August 24, 2001 9:12 pm

PLEHVE.I am searching for information on Capt. George von Plehve who emigrated from Prussia to Leon Springs, Texas is is buried there with his wife. We know about his ancestors, but do not know much about him and his life in Texas after he immigrated. This family is a rather well known Prussian aristocratic family with many successful generals and politicians in its lines. Could someone help with information?Felix von Baudissin-ZinzendorfSunday, November 18, 2001 7:51 pm

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PFEIFFER. Looking for information on Carolyn (Pfeiffer) Kutzer, who moved from Germany to Texas in 1854 from Breman on board the ship Gessner. Moved to Comfort, TX in 1870. She was born in Germany in 1813 in or around Shildau, Sachsen Germany. Caroline's brother was August Ludwig Pfeiffer born in 1810 in Coblenz, Saxony, Germany.Sam BurkeTuesday, January 1, 2002 11:50 pm 4:09 PM

ROGGENBUCK. Looking for living descendants of the "von Roggenbucke" Family in Texas. Members of the family were immigrants to Comfort, Texas. I am researching Roggenbuck world wide.Jonny Roggenbuck Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:24 AM

GARRISON. Dan Garrison is listed in Kendall County, town of Comfort on the 1870 census. He may have been married to D. J. (Dimey) McMinn in Kerrville about 1860. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks.Janelle FosterSunday, February 10, 2002 2:23 PM

DIXON. Looking for descendants of Ballard Fulton Dixon, to help fill in the blanks of Dixon family tree. Any info will be appreciated. Thank you. S. DixonWednesday, February 13, 2002 10:04 PM

ESSER. Have genealogy information about the family of Charles Esser (1827-1902). I have done intensive research of the village Schevenhutte (Germany). Although I am not of the Esser family, I am able to connect him with his family in the old world. Anyone interested please contact me for information. Reiner L. SauerFriday, May 10, 2002 7:18 PM

JACOB DIEDICKER. I have found Jacob on the 1870 census along with his wife and six children. He was my great-great-grandfather. Does anyone know when he arrived in America? My great grandfather was Jacob Dedeker (note spelling changed). I also need information on his wife Margaretha Kraft. Can anyone help? Linda LairdMonday, June 24, 2002 2:13 PM

BLANK. I am searching for knowledge of the Blank family. My mother who was born in Boerne, Texas, was Lillie Lena Blank. Her brother was Eddie Blank. Jacob Blank, her father, immigrated from Germany in the 1800's.He was married to Marriane. I am enclosing a picture of Lillie Lena. Does anyone recognize the "chapeau bras" she is wearing in the picture? It resembles that in the picture of General Santa Anna and his chapeau. Did she join a Mexican American fraternal or charity organization? Dorothy SwitzerFriday, August 2, 2002 7:11 pm

(Left)Lillie Lena Blank (Right) Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

GEORG. Will David Young, known as DerTexaner please send new e-mail address? We saw your 1997 query and wish to respond. Bonnie VanbergThursday, August 08, 2002 11:11 AM

CHATHAM. I am looking for the family of Jerry Vonzell Chatham, who lived in Comfort until his death in 1989. He was married to a Lucy Waite, who has since remarried. It is my understanding that both Lucy and her daughter Jerri Marie Potter (married name unknown) both still live in Comfort. I am trying to contact Mr. Chatham's son as I have some of the late Mr. Chatham's possessions and would like to return them to the family. I can be contacted at Donna Schulte Loth Date: Saturday, November 30, 2002 12:09 PM

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Am trying to locate any descendants of August Schweppe, a pharmacist of Texas, who was my grandmother's uncle. Would like to compare genealogical notes.B.Benware BurtSaturday, January 10, 2003 2:19 pm


George Macrea Lacey, b. June 6, 1914 died 1975 is buried in Boerne Cemetery, Kendall County Texas. Richard J. Lacey is buried next to him. I am interested in getting in touch with other family members who are related. Betty SlovinskiFriday, February 7, 2003 11:57 am


Looking for any kind of information, whether fact, story, hearsay, etc., for HUGO SCHLADOER born April 16, 1845, who was murdered by a man named Gustav Ehlers on May 16, 1891. Hugo was married to Marie Catherine (maiden name unknown) and the 1880 Kerr County census shows he had four daughters; Agnes, Adelheid (or Adelina), Bertha and Minna. Marie Catherine Schladoer was born 5/9/1840 and died 6/13/1885, six years before Hugo's murder. Hugo and Catherine are buried in the Quihi Community Cemetery in Medina County, Texas, next to their daughter Adelheid Schladoer Reitzer, her husband and their son. Since Adelheid would have probably had no connection with Quihi before her marriage in 1898, it is possible that she had her parent's graves moved before her death in 1955. I have some of the Kerr County court records on the trial of Gustav Ehlers, and am hoping there is more information out there somewhere. I'm posting this to the Kendall County page since the Schladoer family settled around Cypress Creek/Lane Valley, etc. and their descendants still live in the area. Donna Schulte LothSaturday, April12, 2003 11:57 am


I am researching my family history, and I have heard that they lived in Comfort, TX. My great great grandparents were John Isom Giles and Dorietta Bierschwale. He is from Tennessee and she is from Germany. John and Dorietta's children were Lula, Frederick, Rebecca Francis (My great grandmother who married Benjamin Hays McAdams), John Henry, Elizabeth, Edna, Myrtle, Eddie, Edward, John Jerome, and Fannie. I don't have much information on the children but I think that they were born in Comfort. I believe the Giles and the Bierschwales lived in comfort for a while. If anyone has any information on them, please email me atJanna Campbell Saturday, June 28, 2003 11:14 AM


I'm looking for information on my great-great grandparents Thomas McDaniel Sheppard and Cynthia McNair. I believe they had three children. I only have the name of one Amanda Elizabeth Sheppard who married August Johnson. Amanda was born 2/14/1885. The Sheppards were living in Kendalia Texas. If anyone has any information on this family please e-mail me at Rose ChandlerSunday, July 20, 8:15 AM


My great grandmother was Elizabeth (Trieber) Rusch, She is buried in the Boerne Cemetery. Her parents are Mathis and Magdalena (sp), they are in the Zoeller cemetery in Waring. Any information on the Treiber's would be a great help, I am also the 5th or 6th great grandson of Johannes Hoerner. Any information on this family would be a great help. Rodney van OudekerkeFriday, August 08, 2003 12:38 AM


Need information on George and Philura Thomas of Comfort, Texas. Philura was born in 1881 in Indiana and later moved to Texas--probably with George. Her maiden name was Weaver. George Thomas was born in 1877. Both George and Philura (called Laura) died in Comfort in 1949 and are buried in the Comfort Cemetery.Sharon Molesworth Friday, September 05, 2003 4:38 PM


The SSI Death Indexes show the death of Joseph Meador, b. Jan. 19, 1891, d. Oct, 1980, Boerne, Kendall Co., Tx. My uncle Joseph Arnet Meador was the son of Charlie William Meador and Mary Angeline Crowder. I would appreciate contact with family members, or anyone who can direct me to his obituary. My grandfather, Albert Ray Meador (known as "Uncle Bert") was his brother. Mary Wallace Tuesday, September 09, 2003 3:56 PM


I am looking for any information on a shooting that occurred in Boerne, probably in the spring of 1922. My great grandmother, Juana Garcia Bonilla Briellard/Cerda was shot in the eye by a fugitive, Francisco Cerda. She was married to a Theodoro Cerda (Breillard). *His true name was Breillard, but he used "Cerda", the name of the family who took him in. *The fugitive was apparently related to this family. The judge at the time was a Phillips and the sheriff was Bishwell. After shooting Juana twice (1 bullet missed and 1 hit her in the eye), the fugitive shot himself to death. Juana stayed in a sanitarium run by sisters for about a year and her children were taken in by different families in the community. (George by Judge Phillips, Frank by Sheriff Bishwell, and Josie and Lucy by the Potters). If anybody has an article on this, or more information, I would sincerely appreciate your contacting me.Jennifer Avina Saturday, September 20, 2003

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