Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas
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The Sheriffs of Kendall County The Sheriffs of Kendall County
The stories of the twenty-two men and one woman who have served as Sheriff of Kendall County, Texas from 1862 to the present reflect the saga of the development of the region from wild frontier to modern urbanization. Using primary sources, family records, personal interviews, and newspaper archives, we have profiled each of these sheriffs and their time in office. These profiles capture a rich and sometimes surprising historical heritage. Our first sheriff was the only Union sympathizer elected sheriff in a Confederate State. We have had the first African American sheriff in Texas since Reconstruction. One of our sheriffs was shot and killed and his wife became the sheriff.
Compiled by The Genealogical Society of Kendall County.  Soft cover, 164 pages.                                        
 

 
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Voices Among the Leaves - An American History As Seen From Our Family Tree Voices Among the Leaves - An American History As Seen From Our Family Tree
 
After decades of family genealogy research work, Janice Brazil's book of stories makes the past come alive.  These narratives of kin are written with compassion and humility as she brings into being a vivid collection of ancestors.  She offers us a way to see their ordinary lives drenched in history and story.  This exploration of the past has a delightful way of connecting us to those who came before us.                                                                                                                                                                              
Surnanes covered include:  Bartholf/Bertholf, Blauvelt, Borden, Bosch, Bracewell/Braswell/Brazil, Browne, Burton, Cheatham, Cole, Cooke, Craig, Crandall, Crowe, Dickenson, Douglas, Fanning, Farr, Fisher, Francisco/Franciscus, Gibson, Haring, Herrick, Hosking, Hubbard, Hutchins, Hutchinson, Leavens, Lewis, Luther, Lycon/Lykins, Marbury, Miller, Nickell, Robinson, Russell, Rudd, Sabin, Schwab, Sharp, Sprague, Stewart, Stover, Terhune, Till, Tinkham, Tomson, Ussery, Varick and Walters.
Written by Janice H. Brazil. Hard Cover, 266 pages.
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Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County
Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County, Family Histories by Edith A. Gray, 1949.  This book consists of material collected by Edith Agnes (Gilliat) Gray as a result of her appointment as the historian in 1949 for "Boerne's Centennial."  This book, published in 2003, is a supplement to her book, Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County, published in 1999. Over 200 family names appear in the book. 
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Alsace to Texas Alsace to Texas
A Narrative of the experiences of two European emigrant families on their journey in 1843 to the new Republic of Texas in search of free land in America, by Ed Mergele. Soft cover, 191 pages.
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His Name is Jacob Harris His Name is Jacob Harris
This book is set in the Civil War.  It not only speaks to the tragedy of the Civil War, but it also speaks to the heartbreak of loss on both sides and to the reality of history.  This book was written to introduce the reader to elements of the war not often discussed in other books.  There are surprises in its pages that may challenge current thinking on the war between the states and the brave men who fought it.  By J. J. McFarland. Softcover, 245 pages.
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John H. Kampmann:  Master Builder - San Antonio's German Infuence in the 19th Century John H. Kampmann: Master Builder - San Antonio's German Infuence in the 19th Century
"Although relatively unknown today, John H. Kampmann was an imposing force during his lifetime (1819-1885).  Maggie Valentine explores the legacy Kampmann had as a craftsman, builder, contractor, stonemason, construction supervisor, building designer, materials supplier, and business and civic leader for thirty-five years in San Antonio.  He changed the face of the city from an adobe Spanish village to a city of stone and mortar.  The book also looks at what it meant to be an architect, the business of building, and the role of immigrants."  By Maggie Valentine, hardcover, 224 pages with index.
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Kendall County, Texas Tax Records, 1880-1890 Kendall County, Texas Tax Records, 1880-1890
The Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Texas has abstracted tax records of the county for the years 1880-1890 including non-resident tax records for 1880 and 1884-1890.  Soft Cover, 428 pages with index.  Special Clearance Price!
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Lee, His Last Days in Texas Lee, His Last Days in Texas
Before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee served in Texas in the Federal Army. This book focuses on the last two weeks of Lee's service in 1861. By E. W, Mergele. Soft cover, 253 pages.
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Notables, War and Peace Notables, War and Peace
A collection of short stories by Ed Mergele. Soft cover, 299 pages.
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U.S. 2nd Cavalry, Its Last Days in Texas 1861 U.S. 2nd Cavalry, Its Last Days in Texas 1861
The bulk of the narrative in this book concerts the over 200 men,women, and children of Fort Mason, and their attempt to obey orders of the new Texas government to abandon the fort by E. W. Mergele. Soft cover, 191 pages.
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War Dead of Kendall Co, TX 1862-2010 War Dead of Kendall Co, TX 1862-2010
Information on Kendall County men who died in wartime by Frank W. Kiel. Soft cover, 84 pages.
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Federal Gold and Rebel Cotton Federal Gold and Rebel Cotton
An untold historic story of the Civil War on the Texas/Mexico Border, 1861-1865,
 
This historic story begins on the old Laredo Road south of San Antonio, Texas in the spring of 1861. You will be riding along with a young federal lieutenant and an older veteran sergeant who are traveling together in civilian clothing. They find they have been given a mission by their commander that they cannot accomplish because of the rebels who have taken over the Texas government. They meet with a kindly old white trader and his black companion who turn out to be their best friends and saviors. The story goes on to describe other loyal Unionists who escaped across the Rio Grande into Mexico for the duration of the Civil War.
You will live with these civilians and soldiers across the border along with the Mexican citizens for those four terrible war years and learn how they coped. The Texas rebels after a short period as an independent nation became part of the Confederacy but fared no better. In order to pursue the senseless conflict, that consumed some 700,000 soldiers and sailors on both sides, the south had to rely on smuggling for her main source of supplies. The primary wealth of the South was cotton, and it had to pass through Mexico for supplies and funds. On the North's side they had to keep the textile mills on the United States East Coast as well as England, France, Spain, and Germany supplied with that important staple.
by E. W. Mergele. Soft cover, 287 pages.
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Robert E. Lee's First War Robert E. Lee's First War
Lee's transport ship, the SS Hughes, takes him from New York to Texas. He arrives at Port La Vaca, Texas in September 1846, and acquires an army mare named Creole at that place for his transportation. Then riding inland to San Antonio, Texas he reports to General Wool for duty as a Captain of Engineers in the Mexican War. His duties are to prepare pontoon boats, special wagons, acquire road building equipment, and proceed southwest ahead of General Wool to the Rio Grande border building bridges and roads for Wool's Army of the Center to enter that country to carry on the Mexican War Campaign.
Arriving in Northern Mexico Lee builds more roads and fortifications for General Wool and General Taylor to fight Mexico's General Santa Anna at Buena Vista. To Lee's disappointment he is transferred to General Scott's new army at the mouth of the Rio Grande and they sail south to Vera Cruz. He thinks he has missed out in the Mexican War. However, Scott's mission is to defeat the Mexicans in Mexico City. 
Lee contributes greatly as an engineer and scout to the success of General Scott's campaign in Southern Mexico, and to the defeat of Santa Anna and the Mexican Army in numerous battles culminating at Mexico City in 1848. Lee is brevetted from Captain to Colonel by General Scott for his service in Mexico. He returns home a hero and with his prized mare. When Scott returns home he awards Lee the coveted position of Commandant of West Point Academy.
by E. W. Mergele. Soft cover, 171 pages​.
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The Boys Go To War The Boys Go To War
Ed Mergele writes this story about two brothers and their friends living in Central Texas that joined the Texas Volunteers to fight for their State and the Confederacy in the Civil War. Soft cover, 185 pages.
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Out Of The Nam Out Of The Nam
Out of the Nam  is a collection of 36 stories and narratives, each a separate entity unto itself that will let you experience the war in the Nam from being drafted into the army to suffering the horrific life altering after effects.  These stories – sometimes boring – exciting – terrifying – depressing – moving – provoking – will allow you to feel what it is like to be immersed in an experience so completely – immersed in the war in Nam so completely – that you the individual cannot tell where the outward experience ends and your own inner natural being begins as all the guys felt – all the guys who were there.  Written by Robert L. Schwarz. Soft Cover, 387 pages
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Marks,Fleischmann,Mareane,Looney,Patterson,Simpson Family Genealogy in NY, Washington, TX & Georgia Marks,Fleischmann,Mareane,Looney,Patterson,Simpson Family Genealogy in NY, Washington, TX & Georgia
This book focuses primarily on the ancestors of the Marks, Fleischmann, Mareane, Looney, Patterson and Simpson Family who lived in the States of New York, Texas, Georgia and the Washington Territory.  The ancestors of these families found their roots in Germany, Scotland and Ireland before immigrating to the United States.  The research documented here reflects our family's connections to the American Revolutionary War, the Texas Revolution, the American Civil War, as well as World Wars I and II - moments in history that defined our nation and family heritage.
Written by Patrick A. Patterson. Soft Cover, 224  pages.
 
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Pattersons and Mareans:  Seeding the American Revolution Pattersons and Mareans: Seeding the American Revolution
This book chronicles the families who descended from James Patterson and Dorman Morris Marean in the very early days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. James Paterson, as the first generation spelled the name, was born in Scotland in 1633 and brought to the American continent as a British prisoner from the Battle of Worcester, England in 1651. Dorman Morris Marean was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts in 1636 and little is known about his ancestry or when his family arrived in North America but the family is first found in the Muddy River section of Boston and later in Salem, Massachusetts just in time for the witch trials. The descendants of the two families came together in the wilds of western Massachusetts prior to the American Revolution and were instrumental in settling the unbroken wilderness of south central New York State following the revolution. The families cut their homes from the forest of Tioga and Broome Counties when wolves were a major threat to their families and livestock and Native Americans still controlled the vast lands of New York State. The Marean and Patterson family members fought during the French and Indian Wars, the Colonial Indian Wars, and the American Revolution to protect their homes and families as well as win their freedom in our grand experiment with democracy. This chronicle attempts to document the hardships our early ancestors faced in creating this wonderful republic.
Written by Patrick A. Patterson. Soft Cover, 447  pages.
 
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