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The beginnings of Bergheim - Event in/near Bergheim

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The beginnings of Bergheim


Bergheim (Home in the Hills) was established by Andreas Engel. In 1900 Engel sold his first store and bought three acres of land at the site of the present Bergheim Post Office (1901). A cotton gin was installed in 1900 and he opened the store in 1903.

The Engel Store - Bergheim General Store

Guadalupe Post Office - Est 1874 1874 - in/near Bergheim

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Guadalupe Post Office - Est 1874


Ever heard of the Guadalupe Post Office…nobody has, even the old timers who were once with us never got it right as to location and postmaster. It opened in 1874 in the home of Charles Wenzel. Here is a small portion of the postal map that was part of the submission process. At the time Charles owned two adjacent 160 acre parcels in eastern Kendall County along the Guadalupe River (hence the name) in what is now the WaterStone subdivision. His neighboring post offices were few…Curry’s Creek was the closest in Kendall County, Spring Branch in Comal County. Charles ran the Guadalupe Post Office for 5 years.



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Texas Historical Markers in/near Bergheim

The Engel Store - Bergheim General Store - Marker in/near Bergheim


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The Engel Store - Bergheim General Store / 1901-01-01
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