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The beginnings of Kendall County: In 1847, when Bavarian emigrant, Nicolaus Zink, settled on Pinta Trail land, he established himself as Kendall County's first settler and the first in the future Latin community of Sisterdale. Others followed, mostly German immigrants, bringing with them a strong desire for opportunity and the ideals of freedom.
Tusculum predated Boerne, which was plotted in 1852. The same year that Comfort was laid out, 1854, George Wilkins Kendall, an accomplished writer, publisher, and the founder of the New Orleans Picayune, expanded his new career of raising sheep, to a ranch near Boerne. Click here to read more....
   
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St. Mary's Sanitarium - Event in/near Boerne

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Photo Credit: Dietert Historical Archives -
Patrick Heath Public Library (Boerne)

St. Mary's Sanitarium


A facility used for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). One of the founders of this sanitarium was Dr. Ferdinand Herff, a prominent early German settler in Boerne. Dr. Herff was instrumental in getting the railroad from San Antonio to Boerne which would help get his patients to Boerne. Boerne was a center for the treatment of TB due to its fresh air as at this point there were no antibiotics for TB. This building was torn down in 1930.





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Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway
August Ebers House / 1860
Ferdinand Hohenberger Farmstead
Stieler Ranch HouseLindendale (now Beck-Kuebel Cemetery)Kretzer Cemetery
Gerfers Cemetery
Kneupper Cemetery
1907 Comfort State Bank Building / 1907-01-01Insall CemeterySisterdale CemeteryHaag CemeteryKrause CemeteryThe beginnings of Kendalia / 1883-00-00Leistikow Cemetery
Treue der UnionThe beginnings of Comfort / 1854-00-00Meyer Hotel ComplexBrownsboro CemeteryJones CemeteryKendalia Community Church / 1886Schmidt Cemetery
Idlewilde Lodge / 1902The beginnings of Waring / 1887-00-00Speak Easy  / 1910-01-05Werner Cemetery
Waring SchoolhousePrassel Ranch CemeteryHerbst-Patton CemeteryStahl-Weidner Cemeteries
The beginnings of Welfare / 1875-00-00Lawhon Cemetery
Welfare School / 1891Magers CemeteryEdge Cemetery
Nicolaus ZinkGuadalupe Post Office - Est 1874 / 1874
Short CemeteryRichter Cemetery
Kreutzberg Cemetery
Wasp Creek Cemetery
Smith Cemetery (sometimes called Bergheim Cemetery)
Dantziger BurialThe beginnings of Bergheim / 1901-00-00
Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig Von HerffLenz  Cemetery
Beseler House / 1903
Cravey CemeteryLudwig von Herrf, Dr. FerdinandBoerne CemeteryThe beginnings of Boerne / 1852-00-00Ranzau (Louis) Cemetery
Boerne Public School - class of 1908 / 1908Boerne Fire DepartmentTelephone Bldg - 1917 / 1917
Stotts Home (Robert E. Lee House)Cascade Cavern
Cole_Hugman CemeteryCharles Cole Cemetery
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