Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas

Gone, But Not Forgotten:

A Historic Tour of the Boerne City Cemetery    
Saturday, May 25, 2019
 
[Note rescheduled to May 25 due to weather.]This walking tour, first of its kind, is a joint project with three local partners - Genealogical Society Kendall County (GSKC), Patrick Heath Public Library and City of Boerne Parks and Recreation.   The purpose of this tour is to honor those who made Boerne what it is today and to increase the public's awareness of the town's past and its rich heritage. 
 
There will be intriguing stories to be heard at each of the ten gravesites with recognition given to Boerne's early founders and notable persons "resting in peace".  The orators, dressed in period clothing, will share life details for each founder and notable person noted below. (You probably recognize some of the names already.) 
 
The tour begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 25th at the cemetery's east entrance on School Street and is expected to end by 11:30 am.  Guides will lead small groups throughout the tour.  Wear comfortable shoes!  If needed, the Rain Date is May 25, 2019. 
 
This tour is free! The number of attendees is limited though. 
Registration is required. Call GSKC at (830) 331-8730 to register.
 
George Wilkins Kendall (1809-1867)
Caroline de Valcourt (1796 -18730
Douglas William Kuebel* (1910-1971)
Frances Jerusha (Miller) Kuebel* (1912-2002)
Bruno Phillip (1887-1918)
Mary Anna Schertz Becker (1854-1947)
James Monroe Saner* (1855-1923)
Johann Franz Stendebach*(1826-1930)
George August Zoeller*
Helwig Ludwig Adolph Zoeller* (1855-1910)
 
 *Served as Sheriff of Kendall County

 


Family History Place

Family History Place
 
Be sure to visit our excellent research facility, The Family History Place.  We are located at 114 E. Blanco Street in Boerne, Texas.  We are happy to announce a new partnership between The Family History Place (FHP) and the Family History Center (FHC) of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS).  The FHC has relocated to the FHP at 114 E. Blanco Street.  This partnership has increased the number of free genealogical databases and websites available to all visitors, in addition to the ability to order films from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.  We have also expanded our hours:
 
Monday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Tuesday,  10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday,  10 am - 9 pm 
Thursday,  10 am - 9 pm
Friday,  10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, closed 
If you are visiting from out of town, other hours can be arranged by appointment.
 
The research facility is open to the public and free.  Volunteers are available to assist you with your research questions and problems.
 

 


Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of volunteers.  In addition to our Research Center, we have other opportunities.  Click on the SignUp button to see all of the opportunities.
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"The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten"




Last Updated on April 29, 2019


Some of the historic pictures are courtesy of Dietert Historical Archives, Patrick Heath Public Library


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