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The beginnings of Welfare - Event in/near Welfare


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The beginnings of Welfare


- Once known as Bonton, the original name of the 1875 post office, it was changed to Welfare in 1880, possibly for the German word `Wohlfarht`, meaning pleasant trip. Carl Phillip Beseler was area`s first postmaster: serving Bonton and then as the first postmaster for Welfare.


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The beginnings of Welfare

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Holy Angels Academy Catholic School 1896 - in/near Boerne

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Holy Angels Academy Catholic School


The early German residents of Boerne would have their children first attend a local Catholic school for one or two years to be trained to learn about their religion. Holy Angels Academy began it's schooling in 1899. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word began the schools and also the medical facilities (sanitariums) in the Boerne area. This building was torn down in 1930.




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The beginnings of Boerne 1852 - in/near Boerne

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The beginnings of Boerne


In 1852 Gustav Theissen and John James laid out the town site and named it Boerne in honor of Ludwig Boerne, a German author and publicist. Boerne developed the reputation of having a very healthful environment and quickly became a health resort with the arrival of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in 1887.



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Boerne Fire Department - in/near Boerne

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Boerne Fire Department


Boerne Fire Department To put out the fires the firemen would get their water from Cibolo Creek there by the park and the Ye Kendall Inn.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle) - Comfort - in/near Comfort

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Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle) - Comfort


Comfort's Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle), only members of first families were asked to join. Top row, left to right, Leischen Serger, Toni Flach Brinkmann, Toni Maurhoffer Kott,Toni Flach Ingenhuett. Seated, Agnes Wiedenfeld Doerffler, Anna Meyer Overmann, Ida Flach Ingenhuett, two unknowns, Emmie Kott Below.



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Adler Hardware 1918 - Snow! 1918 - in/near Boerne

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Adler Hardware 1918 - Snow!


Adler store 1918 - Snow! This location later became Bergmann Lumber & hardware. The streets had only recently been paved for the first time. The wooden built stores in this area burned down in the early 1900s.

Chat with Col. Bettie Edmonds - Sept 2013


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The beginnings of Waring / 1887-00-00Speak Easy  / 1910-01-05
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Guadalupe Post Office - Est 1874 / 1874
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Boerne Public School - class of 1908 / 1908Boerne Fire DepartmentTelephone Bldg - 1917 / 1917
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