Wednesday, January 7, 2015


The Kerrville Genealogical Society will be conducting a 7 session course (once a week for seven weeks);

“Researching Your Ancestors in Today’s World”. The instructors are

Mary Alice & Harry Dell.

Class will be on Tuesdays, 2-4 pm; February 17-March 31st.

KGS Member $55, Non-Member $70

To download a registration form, go to our web site: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txkerrgs/



Prerequisite: Introduction to Genealogy Class (or equivalent)

2 p.m. Tues. Feb 3-Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library-505 Water Street

Call 830-895-9984 to register for this Free Class

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Early Physicians of Kerr County, 1856-1907

Early Physicians of Kerr County, 1856-1907

In a scrapbook compiled by the Medical Auxiliary for Kerr and Bandera County appears the following list of early physicians of Kerr County, with dates they began practice here.  The scrapbook is in the possession of the Kerr Regional History Center.

Dr. J. Clark Ridley  1856
Dr. James Crispin Nowlin 1856
Dr. Charles Ganahl  1857
Dr. G. W. Harwell 1869
Dr. Jesse Eddens 1875
Dr. G. R. Parsons 1876
Dr. W. C. White 1877
Dr. J. D. Everett 1881
Dr. Ernest E. Palmer 1882
Dr. I, H, Brewton 1885
Dr. J. W. Wright 1886
Dr. H. C. Rees  1889
Dr. A. A. Roberts  1892
Dr. P. J. Domingues 1898
Dr. S. S. Robinson 1899
Dr. Francis L. Fordtran 1902
Dr. C. C. Jones, Sr.  1902
Dr. A. J. Beall  1904
Dr. ___ Collins 1904
Dr. W. R. King  1907

In addition are the following names taken from Clara Watkins' "Kerr County Texas, 1856-1976".

Dr. Jesse Eddens 1875 (Ingram's first physician)
Dr. G. W. Harwell by 1878 (Center Point)

Dr. J. D. Everett before 1887
J. E. McDonald  (is this James Eli McDonald at Hunt? 1866-1930)
John Wesley Merritt (pioneer physician in Harper and Center Point)
A.M. Ridley

And there is the following from the San Antonio Evening Light 3/27/1882. We are assuming he is a medical doctor.
Dr. F. C. Lawrence, of Kerrville, died recently from an overdose of morphine.  He took forty drams in the space of one hour.



Monday, January 5, 2015

Crime and Punishment in Early Kerr County as Reported in the Newspapers, 1891-1900

Crime and Punishment in Early Kerr County as Reported in the Newspapers.
These are reports of crime and punishment in Kerrville as reported in other newspapers in Texas between 1891 and 1900. During this period Kerrville had a newspaper, but we do not have copies of it.

San Antonio Daily Light 2/13/1893
Saturday Deputy Sheriff George Belgel arrested Manuel Herrera who escaped from the Kerrville jail.

Galveston Daily News 7/22/1893
Kerrville, Tex., July 21.--On last evening at the Japonica school house, fourteen miles above Kerrville, Alva Jolly became involved in a quarrel with his brother-in-law, by the name of Selby Joy.  Joy had called Jolly to one side, saying he wanted to settle that mater with him, referring to something he had heard that Jolly had said about the Joy family.  Jolly denied having said anything to give offense, when a younger brother of Jolly's came up and he and Selby Joy at once went to blows, and finally Joy knocked younger Jolly down.  Then Alva Jolly took the matter up and made but one lick at Joy, when he cut one of the main arteries of the neck, from which Joy died in a few moments.
Early this morning Sheriff Van repaired to the scene of trouble and found that Jolly was hiding out near there , and apparently afraid of not being protected if he gave himself up.  Sheriff Van, however, succeeded to getting him to surrender to him peacefully at a given point about 2 p.m. today and he was immediately brought to Kerrville and placed in jail.  These men were both hard working, industrious young men, about 22 years of age, and both had been married two or three years.
KGS note: Shelby Bassie Joy is buried in the Hunt Cemetery. According to the place of death comment at findagrave.com, he died in Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma, but this news story indicates otherwise.

Laredo Times 7/28/1893
Kerrville, Tex., July 26--Evidence is now that the Mexican murdered on Allerkramp's [sic. Should be Allerkamp] ranch was killed by his mistress, who has fled.

San Antonio Daily Light 8/8/1894
Mr. Ben Weston, who was brought here from Kerrville on a charge of kidnapping, was honorably discharged by Judge King, there being no evidence at all to warrant the charge.  The Weston Bros. are well and favorably known in this country, and their many friends will be glad to learn the above.

San Antonio Daily Light 7/2/1895
John Taylor, the accused murderer, was taken to Kerrville over the Aransas Pass yesterday afternoon by Constable McCloskey, Deputy Sheriff Van Riper, Sheriff Vann and Sheriff Allee.  Constable McCloskey returned this morning.

Galveston Daily News 7/3/1895
Taylor in Jail.
Kerrville, Kerr Co., Tex., July 2.--John Taylor, who is accused of the murder of J. C. Langholz, and who was landed in Kerrville jail last night, waived examination in Justice Hutchinson's court and was committed without bail.

San Antonio Daily Light 7/8/1895
Taylor Returns.
The Kerrville Jail Regarded as Insecure for the Prisoner.
Sheriff Vann, of Kerrville, yesterday afternoon brought John Taylor, the accused murdered of the late Chas. J. Langholz, from the Kerr county in to the Bexar county jail, via the Aransas Pass railway, for safe keeping, while he, Sheriff Vann, attended the annual meeting of sheriffs.
... From Kerrville parties, the reason of Taylor's removal to San Antonio becomes apparent. They state that during the past week he has been in jail there, this stronghold was regularly besieged with a mob every night, demanding his release in order to lynch him.  This is vouched for by more than one.
Mr. Leo Tartotan of our city, has been retained to defend Taylor, it is said.  He was in the train from Kerrville yesterday.
KGS note: Charles Langholz is buried at City Cemetery #1, San Antonio. 

San Antonio Daily Light 8/27/1895
Carmichael's Boys.
State Convict Contractor Carmichael left for Huntsville this afternoon.... Mr. Carmichael also had a prisoner from Kerrville, who was given two years for stealing a six-bit hog.  Besides the two years yet to serve, he has been in jail at Kerrville a year.

San Antonio Daily Light 9/21/1895
Charged With Arson.
T. F. Brady Taken to Kerrville on That Charge.
He Was Arrested Thursday Morning at the Request of Sheriff J. W. Vann--The Affair Kept Secret.
T. F. Brady, formerly one of the best known insurance agents in this city and a wealthy property holder, was arrested in this city Thursday morning for arson, alleged to have been committed near Kerrville several weeks ago.  The arrest was made by Sheriff John P Campbell, but for certain reasons has been kept secret by the offices.
The arrest was made at the request of Sheriff John W. Vann, of Kerr county, who came down Thursday morning armed with a warrant from the justice court of Kerrville.  Mr. Brady was found by Sheriff Campbell in his office in the Brady block on East Houston street, and was turned over to Sheriff Vann, who took him to Kerrville on the same afternoon.
When arrested Mr. Brady simply asked the sheriff of Kerr county who made the affidavit.  He was told, and then declared himself ready to go to Kerrville at once, without offering to give bail.  A deputy sheriff was detailed to guard Mr. Brady until train time, at at 3:45 p.m., he was turned over to Sheriff Vann at the depot.
Mr. Brady owned a large dwelling on his ranch in Kerr county, which recently burned to the ground.  It is believed that the arrest was in connection with the burning of the building at this time. The news will be a surprise to Mr. Brady's friends, of whom he has many in local business circles.

Galveston Daily News 7/8/1896
Charged with murder.
Bryan, Brazos Co., Tex., July 7.--Sheriff F. M. Black and Deputy Sam Casey of Madison county passed through here to-day en route to Madisonville with Tom Ross, a young white man 25 years old, chreged with the murder of William Tropp near Willow Hole June 7. Tropp was the unknown man found in the woods and reported at that time.  The officers have been trailing Ross ever since the crime was committed, and he came in and surrendered to Sheriff Black at Kerrville.  When seen by The News reporter Ross had no statement to make about the killing:  "I want to say something about my character though," he added.  "I never was guilty of robbing a man in my life.  I was reared near Willow Hole, belong to a good family of people an was well thought of.  Mr. Black has treated me as fine as a prisoner could be treated, and I haven't tried to get away and won't try."

San Antonio Light 5/1/1898
W. W. Taylor brought in Joe Mackey yesterday and placed him in the county jail on a charge of theft.  He was taken to Kerrville.  Mackey has served a term of ten years in the penitentiary.

Bryan Morning Eagle 10/15/1898
Charged With Robbing Mails.
Kerrville, Tex., Oct 15.--B. L. Temple, for the past nine years railroad mail clerk between this place and San Antonio, was arrested and taken to San Antonio up a charge of robbing the United States mail confided in his care.

Galveston Daily News 2/23/1899
Work of an Incendiary.
Kerrville, Tex., Feb. 22.--The barn of Warren Barton living on Turtle creek eight miles from here, ... was totally destroyed.  Mr. Barton had been to town, and upon returning home discovered smoke issuing from his barn and a man escaping to the brush.  The suspected person was arrested and jailed here this morning.

Bryan Morning Eagle 11/3/1899
Hungarian Arrested.
New York, Sept. 14.--A Hungarian named Max Sohor [Schor?], was arrested here at the request of the police of Kerrville, Tex.  He is accused of obtaining $2500 from Charles Schlermer [sic, probably Schreiner] of Kerrville by fraudulent means.

Bryan Morning Eagle 3/10/1900
Kerrville, Tex., March 9.--James Miller was shot 18 miles above here.  Miller was shot twice through the body and is not expected to live.












Sunday, January 4, 2015

Crime and Punishment in Early Kerr County as Reported in the Newspapers, 1871-1890

Crime and Punishment in Early Kerr County as Reported in the Newspapers.
These are reports of crime and punishment in Kerrville as reported in other newspapers in Texas between 1871 and 1890. During this period Kerrville had a newspaper, but we do not have copies of it.

Galveston Daily News, 12/21/1871
A difficulty about the payment of rent, resulted in a man named Benman being stabbed by one named Dalton.  [
KGS note: This case is in the District Court records in Kerrville. H. Clay Dalton was charged with, and found guilty of, attempted murder against Andrew W. Bowman. He spent time in the State Penitentiary.

Galveston Daily News, 11/29/1872
The San Antonio Herald says that a man named McWeston was killed a day or two since at Kerrville, by a man named Spencer.  The particulars we have not yet learned.
KGS note: This is Malachi "Mac" Weston, who died Nov. 20, 1872, in Kerrville. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery.

Galveston Daily News, 9/23/1873
The special dispatch from our San Antonio correspondent depicts an alarming state of affairs in Kerr county. For three months or more our columns have contained reports of the most flagrant outrages committed by a band of outlaws on the peaceable residents of that section. The citizens of Kerrville and vicinity have organized time and again against this gang, and have followed them into the mountains several times and shot and hanged a number of them.  So much of their time has been taken up by these excursions that they have become tired of them and have been reluctantly compelled to ask the aid of the commanding general of the Department of Texas in breaking up this lawless gang, and either killing them off or driving then out of the country. General Angur, consequently, proposed stationing a company of cavalry in that section until these disturbances are effectually quelled.

Galveston Daily News, 7/6/1873
San Antonio, July 5.
"A Herald special of today has the following, 'Last Monday two five cattle drivers went to Schreiner's store, at Kerrville, got drunk, and killed one citizen.  The citizens, who are minute men, immediately assembled, charged the desperados, killed five, drove eight into a block house [unclear] miles above Kerrville, where they are besieged and refusing to surrender.  Citizens are trying how starvation will work on them.  The other twelve escaped.'"

San Antonio Daily Express, 8/23/1877
A man named Douglas was arrested at Kerrville last week for stealing a horse from Mr. Lafayette Nicholls.

Tuesday night of last week an unsuccessful attempt to break out of the Kerrville jail was made by the prisoners therein.

Burnet Bulletin, 8/18/1878
from a letter titled "Burnet to San Antonio".
"Arriving at Kerrville I found a considerable town, in the midst of a fine country.  Here I found the sheriff and citizens excited over an attempted escape, on the preceding night, of the prisoners in jail.  A large hole had been made in the jail wall, and the prisoners were nearly out when discovered."

Galveston Daily News 10/7/1880
Report from the Kerrville Frontiersman:  Several soldiers were here Monday, in pursuit of a quartermaster's sergeant and a private, who had deserted from Fort Clark.  They had embezzled $250, a wagon and two horses from friends, and also stole two government mules.  The fellows passed through here Saturday, taking the river road....Numbers of wagons pass through every week loaded with settlers for the counties above.

Galveston Daily News 8/4/1884
Neport from Kerr County
Bandera Bugle: Mike Harrington, who was shot by Howard in Kerrville last week, died on Wednesday...Two prisoners escaped from the Kerrville jail on Tuesday by making a hole through the wall.

Galveston Daily News 7/14/1886
Tom Baker and John Callaghan, the former convicted of murder at Kerrville and awarded a penalty of twenty-five years penal servitude, and the later convinced for a similar offense, at the same place, and sentenced to service five years, were brought in tonight from there by the penitentiary contractor en route for the penitentiary  He states that in order to avoid having his prisoners taken from him by a mob he was compelled to get them away stealthily at night from the jail.

San Antonio Daily Light 11/15/1890
Moulton, the Forger, Caught Napping and Gets Nabbed.
Harry Moulton, who rode off from San Antonio in a stolen horse was captured in Kerrville and returned to San Antonio on the evening train.
KGS note: There is a long, entertaining description of what let up to the arrest in this issue.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Deaths in Early Kerr County Newspapers,1905

Deaths in Early Kerr County newspapers, 1905.  Many of the early Kerr County papers have been scanned in and are available on-line at several sites.  The earliest date we can locate is 1902.
In a few instances these graves are unmarked or the stones are illegible making these reports especially important.

KMS means Kerrville Mountain Sun.  The dates are in month/day/year order.

KMS 2/18/1905
Mrs. Fannie Hicks died at her home on Tchoupitoulas street Wednesday, February 15.  Mrs. Hicks had been an invalid for several years.  She leaves a husband and two little girls...The funeral took place from the residence Thursday. Interment was made at Glen Rest cemetery.

KMS 3/18/1905
Dennis Tighe, who had been here for some time with his sister, in search of health, died Tueday morning  The remains were shipped to his home at Sidell, Ill., for interment.
KGS note:  He is buried at Resurrection Cemetery, Danville, Vermillion County, Illinois.

KMS 5/20/1905
Selma Perner, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perner, who lived near Comfort, died of a rattlesnake bite.
KGS note: She is buried at Comfort Cemetery, Kendall County.

O.C. Bulwer left for Yoakum in response to a telegram that his sister was dying.

KMS 6/10/1905
Ed. B. Gerdes on Monday, June 5, from heart failure. Born in San Antonio in 1867.  "He had spend a number of years in Kerrville at different times prior to 1900, when he returned here and purchased the present Gerdes Hotel."
KGS note: Edward B. Gerdes is buried at Glen Rest Cemetery.

KMS 6/17/1905
August Faltin died in Comfort on June 9, after a lingering illness of six weeks.  Born in Danzig Germany, July 19, 1830, he was married to Miss Clara Below in Leipzig, 1856. Came to American in 1856. Survived by his widow, two sons, Richard and Aug. S.; and three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Flach, Mrs. Otto Flach, of Comfort, and Mrs. Morgenstern, of Bremen, Germany. Funeral at family residence, burial at Comfort cemetery.  Services conducted by Rev. Lettner of the Lutheran church.

KMS 7/1/1905
Mart Caddell, who had been sick for several months at the home of his son near Japonica, died of blood poison last Wednesday.  Interment in Japonica cemetery.
KGS note: Martin E. Caddell is buried at Hunt Cemetery.

KMS 7/8/1905
"The infant child of Mr. and Mr. T. E. Teeter died at the home of its parents, in Kerrville, Tuesday, July 4. "

"Johnnie Cravey, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Cravey, who formerly lived in Kerrville, but now residing near Boerne, died at the home of his parents on the 6th inst. Death is supposed to have resulted from the bite of some poisonous insect."
KGS note: John W. Cravey is buried at Boerne Cemetery, Kendall County.

R. S. Burkett, of Kerrville, died in Vera Cruz, Mexico on June 3, 1905.

Z. B. McMillen, formerly of Kerr County, found dead at his home in Leakey, Texas, June 28, 1905.  Had been dead about a week.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Deaths in Early Kerr County Newspapers, 1903-1904

Deaths in Early Kerr County newspapers.  Many of the early Kerr County papers have been scanned in and are available on-line at several sites.  The earliest date we can locate is 1902.
In a few instances these graves are unmarked or the stones are illegible making these reports especially important.

KMS means Kerrville Mountain Sun.  The dates are in month/day/year order.

KMS 1/8/1903
Mrs. Mary Alice Bond, the wife of J. D. Bond, was born in May 1871 and died in Kerrville January 17, 1903.  Mr. Bond realizing that the climate of Eastland county, Texas, was too damp for his wife brought her to Kerrville just a few days before her death.  Mrs. Bond was a good woman.  She had been a member of the Methodist Church for seventeen years.  She leaves behind her six little children.
Mr. Bond took his children back to his old home, where they will be under the care if their maternal grandmother.

KMS 1/17/1903
Mr. A. Bohnert, a respected citizen of Kendall county, died at his home near Comfort last Sunday.  Mr. Bohnert was a pioneer citizen of Southwest Texas, and at one time was a citizen of Kerr county.
KGS note:  Anton Bohnert is buried at Comfort Cemetery.

Walter Robinson, the 20-year-old step-son of Mr. T. Stanley who resides six miles below Kerville, in the Guadalupe valley, was struck in the head by a flying piece of broken cogwheel Monday evening about six o-clock and died from the injury the following day at 9 a.m.  The young man was operating a well drilling machine at the home of Robt. Hodges, neighbor. ... his parents and two sisters ... The body was interred at Center Point Cemetery Wednesday.

KMS 3/14/1903
Miss Effie Gliddon died in San Antonio Saturday, March 7.  The body was brought to Kerrville and interred at the Mountain View cemetery Sunday.  Miss Gliddon formerly lived with her parents in this city, and was a sister of Mrs. Belle Baker.  R. T. Gliddon of the Gillespie Couonty  News, is at brother of the deceased and attended the funeral.  Mrs. Butfield of San Antonio and Mrs. Dr. Pitts of Tennessee, mother and sister of Miss Gliddon, were also present at the funerrl[sic].

KMS 4/18/1903
Miss Addie Phillips, aged sixteen years died at her home in this city on the 11th of April.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Phillips.
Rev. Wendel conducted the funeral services at the cemetery.  Interment at Nichols cemetery near Ingram.

KMS 11/14/1904
Mr. B. F. Nowlin died at his home in Kerrville, Monday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 a.m., after an illness of two months.  The funeral services took place from the home on Tchoupitoulas street the same day.  The body was buried at Glen Rest by the Woodmen of the World, of which order Mr. Nowlin was a member.  Deceased was an old citizen of Kerrville, having lived here for many years.  He leaves a wife, two daughters and a son.
KGS note: His first name is Benjamin.  (probably Benjamin Franklin Nowlin)

KMS 11/26/1904
Obituary.
The subject of this short sketch, Mr. Benjamin F. Nowlin, was born in Weakley county, Tennessee, January 19, 1852, and died in Kerrville, Texas, November 14, 1904.  Mr. Nowlin come to Texas in the spring of 1882, and settled in Kerr county, near Center Point, living there about eight years, and from there moved up to Kerrville, where he is resided up to the time of his death.
Mr. Nowlin had been connected with several enterprises in this city, and had made many warm friends in his honest dealings.  He was a member of the Baptist church and had been for about tewlve years, and died as he lived--a christian gentleman. ...  [leaves behind] his wife and his children.  Besides his immediate family he leaves one sister and six brothers, all of whom reside in Tennessee.
KGS note: Benjamin Nowlin is buried at Glen Rest.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Deaths in Early Kerr County Newspapers, 1902

Deaths in Early Kerr County newspapers.  Many of the early Kerr County papers have been scanned in and are available on-line at several sites.  The earliest date we can locate is 1902.
In a few instances these graves are unmarked or the stones are illegible making these reports especially important.

KMS means Kerrville Mountain Sun.  The dates are in month/day/year order.

KMS 2/22/1902
Mr. Hilary Hamilton died at his home in Bandera, on Saturday night, February 15.  Son of the late Henry Hamilton who was sheriff of Bandera county for many years, and a brother of J. M. Hamilton, county and district clerk of Kerr county.  Survived by wife and four children.  Interment at Bandera cemetery.
KGS note: Hilary Hamilton is buried at Bandera Cemetery, Bandera County.

KMS 3/1/1902
Died.  The 10-month-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Boatwright died at their home in Harper in the 24th inst.

KMS 3/8/1902
Miss Lavenia M. Crockett died at her home in this city, Wednesday, March 5, 1902. Interment at Mountain View cemetery.  Miss Crockett had lived in Kerrville for the past five years.... She leaves an aged father and mother, both of whom are quite ill at this time.
KGS note: Lavinia M. Crockett is buried at Mountain View Cemetery. Her father Eli B. Crockett died 12 days later.

KMS 3/15/1902
Mesdames Rosa Smith and Rebekah Swigert, of Metcalf, Ill., arrived in Kerrville Wednesday, to attend the bedside of their sister Mrs. Vicy Hill.  They arrived too late to see their sister alive, she having died a few minutes before they arrived.  They left Thursday for their home.

Mrs. Vicy Hill.  On Wednesday, March 12, Mrs. Vicy Hill passed from life at her home in this city.  Miss Vicy Smith was born in Illinois, October 20, 1875.  She was married to U. G. Hill, September 20, 1894.  Mrs. Hill had lived in Kerrville since March, 1897 and had many friends here who knew and loved her well. The body was shipped Thursday to her old home near Metcalf, Ill., for interment.

KMS 3/22/1902
Mr. E. B. Crockett died at his home, in this city, Monday, of general breaking down from old age, being in his 89th year.  ... His former home was at Center Point, but he had been living in Kerrville for a number of years. ...  Interred at Mountain View cemetery.
Leaves an aged wife and two daughters, Mrs. O. White and Mrs. W. L. Robinson, of this city.
KGS note: His name is Eli B.

Mrs. Noah J. Benson, died at her home, in this city, at 7 o'clock last Thursday evening, after an illness of several months.  The funeral occurred at Mountain View cemetery at 4 o'clock yesterday eening [sic].  Mrs. Benson leaves a husbnad [sic] and seven children to mourn her death.
KGS note:  Her first name is Lillian.

KMS  4/26/1902
Mr. Paul Below, a pioneer citizen of the Comfort community died at his home ... on the 20th inst.  Born in Leipsic, Saxony, Germany, and came to this country when quite young.
KGS note: Paul Below is buried at Comfort Cemetery, Kendall County.

KMS 5/3/1902
Eugenio Lopez, died in this city, Saturday, April 26, and was buried at Mountain View cemetery the following day.  He was born in Old Mexico in 1801, making him 101 years at the time of his death.  He has been in Kerrville for the past ten years, and made a living by selling "Tamales."

KMS 6/21/1902
Mrs. Volmer, of Little Rock, Ark., died suddenly yesterday morning at the St. Charles Hotel.
KGS note: Rachel Vogel Volmer is buried at Oakland Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.

KMS 7/12/1902
W.P. Foster, of Waco, died at the home of F. H. Mueller, four miles from Kerrville, on the 8th inst.  The funeral took place on Wednesday, at 11 a.m., and was conducted by the Kerrville Lodge Knights of Pythias, of which order the deceased was a member. Interment at Glen Rest cemetery.

KMS 8/2/1902
Mrs. Maggie L. McCorkle, wife of G. P. McCorkle, died at her home at Center Point, Tex., on Sunday, July 27.  Mrs. McCorkle came to Center Point about a year and a half ago in search of health, from Henderson, Tenn.  ... The funeral took place from the family home at 10:00 am., Tuesday, July 29. Services were conduced by Rev. Elliott.
KGS note: Maggie Lorraine Meeks McCorkle is buried at Center Point Cemetery.

"An old German, by the name of Seifert, who had lived on Cypress Creek for many years, was found dead in his hut in the Mrs. Fritz Dietert pasture on Saturday of last week.  Seifert was a kind of recluse and lived by himself, little to do with anyone."  When found, he had been dead for several weeks.  "Seifert had long had his own grave ready, right by the side of his little kennel, and after the inquest the body was buried in the grave dug with his own hands."


KMS 8/23/1902
Mrs. C. T. Breeding died at her home in this city on the 20th inst, at the ripe age of 84 years.  ... as a result of old age and general breaking down.
The funeral took place from the Baptist church  at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Rev. Fred S. Payne conducting the service.  Interment at Glen Rest cemetery.
KGS note:  Her full name is Charlotte Temple 'Lottie' O'Bar Breeding.

KMS 8/30/1902
Walter A. Phillips, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Phillips, aged nine months and thirteen days, died last Friday night of cholera infantum.  Rev. E. T. Campbell, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted the funeral service at the cemetery.  Interment at Nichols cemetery "up the river".

KMS 9/6/1902
Mrs. Vide Pfeufer, an old and respected citizen of Kerrville, died suddenly at his home on Jefferson Street, about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, the 2nd inst. ... nearly 74 years old and ... in feeble health.
Born in Neudoft, Germany in November 1828.  He came to America, and to Texas, in 1851.  Resided in Kerrville for 12 years.  Funeral at family home at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.  Interment at Glen Rest cemetery.
KGS note: This is a man.  His name was Veit Pfeufer.

KMS 9/27/1902
Mr. Charles Bundick died at his home near Kerrville on Monday September 22, and buried at Ingram on the following day.   Mr. Bundick had lived in Kerr county for many years and was in his 86th year.  He leaves a large family of relatives to mourn his death.

J. Frank Mullen, of Chicago, died in this city Thursday, of lung trouble. Mr. Mullen had only been in this city a few days, having come here from San Antonio.  A telegram has been sent to his brother to know what shall be done with the remains.

Mrs. Mary Alice Watson was born, Oct. 23, 1866, died Aug. 29, 1902.  She was married to D. R. A. Watson, Dec. 21, 1882.  Was an affectionate wife.  She professed a hope in Christ, and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Upper Guadalupe, September, 1888, and was baptized by Rev. J. R. Hale.  ... surviving husband and five children, father mother, brothers, sisters, and friends.
KGS note: She is buried at Nichols Cemetery, Ingram.

Notice: Letters of administration on the estate of Thomas Ingenhuett, deceased. Otto Ingenhuett, executor.

KMS 10/18/1902
"The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Strohacker, of the Cypress Creek community, died at their home on Wednesday, Oct. 8th at 2 o'clock p.m.  The body was interred at Comfort the following day at 4 p.m."
KGS note: Oscar Strohacker is buried at Comfort Cemetery, Kendall County.

KMS 11/8/1902
Little Milton Graven, the infant son [of] Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Graven, died at their home four miles west of Kerrville Friday, Oct. 31.  Interment at Glen Rest cemetery the following day.