Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Our new research center



 We are so excited!  Today, after weeks of work and preparation, the new KGS Research Center opened to the membership. A public grand opening will come later.
And with the opening came researchers anxious to hit the books again!






Thanks to all our members whose generosity made this happen!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Meeting announcement, April 2015

The Kerrville Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library.  The speaker is Sharon Wolff, who will present a program entitled:
         “Researching on the Ever-changing Internet”

Sharon will review many internet sites including some little known ones and give you tips on navigating them.

                                  Come and join us.



Bio:  Sharon Wolff is a charter member of the George Kendall Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and has served as Regent, Vice Regent and twice as Registrar.  She has completed the Genealogical Consultant class at NSDAR and the Field Genealogist Class.  Sharon is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, a member of Daughters of 1812, Colonial Dames of the XVII Century and Daughters of the Indian Wars. She has been a member of the Kendall County Genealogical Society since 2000 serving as Corresponding Secretary, Director and Vice President.

Sharon has presented lineage workshops in cities all over the state. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hotel Visitors in Early Kerr County, April 1902

Kerrville Mountain Sun, April 5, 1902
Dr. D. S. Pitts, of Comfort, was a guest at the St. Charles Hotel Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Taylor, who had been visiting at Goliad for several months, were at the Gerdes Hotel Thursday.  They left yesterday for their home at Junction.

J. S. Lovelace, of San Antonio, was a guest at the Gerdes Hotel Tuesday.

H. G. Caperton, of Harwood, was among the guests at the Gerdes Hotel Tuesday.

J. M. Stephenson, a well known stockman of Lampasas county, was a guest at the Gerdes Hotel Thursday.

Hutchison House, W. E. Williams, Prop.  Has recently been thoroughly renovated and refurnished throughout.  An especial effort will be made to supply the table with the very best the market affords.  A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited.  Special rate to regular boarders.

The New Southern Hotel.  T. H. McFadin, Prop., Mountain St.--Kerrville Texas. ... $1-a-Day.

Gerdes Hotel...Ed. B. Gerdes, Prop.  The BEST $1.00 a day hotel in West Texas.  Water Street, Kerrville Tex.

Kerrville Mountain Sun, April 12, 1902
Judge S. H. Brashear, ex-mayor of Houston, was a guest at the St. Charles this week.  Judge Brashear was accompanied by his wife and son, who will spend the summer in this city, guests of Miss Muller.

Kerrville Mountain Sun, April 19, 1902
Fred Hall and Horace E. Wilson, of Junction, were among the guests at the Gerdes hotel, Wednesday.

J. F. Fuller was registered at the Gerdes Hotel Tuesday.  Mr. Fuller left in the afternoon for the west to follow up the rain belt.

J. A. Jackson of Austin, was  a guest at the St. Charles Thursday.  Mr.  Jackson left in the afternoon for his ranch at the head of the Guadalupe.

H. Leistikow and family were among the guests at the Gerdes hotel Wednesday.  They were returning from Blanco county, where they have been visiting relatives, and left in the afternoon for their ranch on the divide.

Kerrville Mountain Sun, April 26, 1902
Simon Frazier of Junction City, was a guest at the Gerdes hotel Thursday.

J. W. Baldridge and wife, of Gonzales, are among the guests at the Gerdes hotel,

Gus Graebner and wife, of San Antonio, were among the guests at the St. Charles Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Bonnell were among the guests at the St. Charles Wednesday.  Mr. Bonnell left in the afternoon for Austin.

Mrs. Burford, of Indianapolis, Ind., is in the city, a guest of her son, W. Burford, at the St. Charles.

Susie Herra, one of the best known characters in southwest Texas, is stopping at the Gerdes.  Mrs. Herra is a traveling saleswoman.  She makes her territory once a year and carries her goods with her.  She is a native of Syria, and is noted for her honesty and fair dealing, which makes a distinction between and the ordinary peddler.

Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hixson, who has been visiting in San Antonio for several days, arrived in this city Wednesday and registered at the St. Charles.  They left in the afternoon for their ranch on the divide.