Friday, February 26, 2016

John Napoleon Crow Family Bible

These are the original pages of a family Bible originally belonging to the John Napoleon Crow family. The originals may be viewed at the KGS Library and Research Center.  John Napoleon Crow died in San Antonio, Bexar Co., Texas, in 1944.

John Napoleon Crow and Sallie M. Camp....[married] at Thomas H. Camp's on 6th day of October in the year of our Lord 1897.

John Napoleon was borned [sic] Nov. 7, 1871, died Oct.
 26, 1944.

John Napoleon Crow was born Nov. 7, 1871. Sallie Medora Crow was born Oct. 6, 1877
Ella Lillie Crow was born Sept. 25, 1899
Etna Mabel Crow was born December 14th 1903
Bertha Mattie Crow was born July 27, 1905
Maggie Bula Crow was born July 30 1907.
Dottie Lorene Crow was born May 10, 1909
Virgil Napoleon Crow was born Aug 2, 1910
Winston Pershing Crow was born Sept 2 1917
Victor Carson Sloan was born Aug 24th 1917
Margaret Faith Sloan was born Aug 14  1919

J. N. Crow & Sallie M. Camp were married Oct 6 1897
Ella Lillie Crow married [unclear]
Aug 2 to Elmer F. Sloan

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


The February 17, 2016, meeting of the Kerrville Genealogical Society will be in the UGRA building, 125 Lehmann Drive, in the meeting room at the other end of the building from KGS.

The program, which begins at 2 p.m. is "Personal Stories from the American Civil War", presented by Barbara Sheffer.

Rene Sherman Collection, #34, 35--Lemos Street Commercial District

Commercial district on Francisco Lemos Street, ca 1997. Remnants of the Mexican community.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection #26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33--Frederick Earls and Wilhemina Welby wedding

These pages are photos are from a wedding book used at the wedding of Frederick Earls and Wilhelmina Welby in Salt Lake City, Utah.  There is no apparent connection to Kerr County.
If you know more about this couple or these photos, please email us at or comment below.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection--#24, #25--office scene

Do you recognize this place or these men?  The reverse has writing that is hard to read, possibly "GMO-DPRly  Feb 1889"  Is GMO "General Manager's Office"?

If you can help, please comment below or email us at

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection--#19, 20--tourist courts

Two more tourist courts.  Doranso Lodge is at 2800 Memorial. It still stands although today it is River Run Apartments, not a tourist court.
Can anyone identify the other one?  If so, please comment below or email is at

Where is this tourist court?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection #17, 18--Schreiner University

Scenes from Schreiner University. The Westminster Presbyterian Encampment was located on the Schreiner U. grounds. Some of these houses may have been moved.  They were located near the area where the Union Church building is today near Travis Street and Memorial Drive.

Label reads "Orderly Building, Schreiner Military Institute"

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection #16--Bass Courts

The Bass Courts were on Water Street near its intersection with Broadway.  These buildings no longer stand.  "Cottages & Cabins. Gas heat. Hot & Cold water. Private showers. Groceries on ground. Milk & Ice twice daily. Rate $1 to $ 3 per day. Rates by week or month.  R. Lee Bass, owner."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Rene Sherman Collection--#10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

More of the Rene Sherman collection.  If you can identify any of the people or tell us about the ceremony depicted here please email us at  or post below.  It was in a group of photos dated 1997, so could be from then.