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[Maria-Martha Verein Minutes, Volume 9, 1996-2006]

Description: Records of the minutes of the Maria-Martha Verein, a civic society in Comfort, Texas. It includes member rolls, financial reports, event flyers, and letters to the organization.
Date: 1996
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

[Maria-Martha Verein Minutes Translations, Volume 8, 1893-1955]

Description: Translation of minutes from the Maria-Martha Verein, a civic society in Comfort, Texas, taken from between the years 1893 to 1955. Topics include club business, finances, and new memberships.
Date: 2013
Creator: Haley, Inge Throche
Partner: Anne and Mike Stewart Collection

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Cecil Vernon Wellborn, March 31, 2015

Description: Transcript of interview with Cecil Vernon Wellborn, a retired civil engineer who helped construct the Dallas City Hall, from Center Point, Texas. Wellborn speaks of his time as a civil engineer, specifically his work on the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville and the Dallas City Hall.
Date: March 31, 2015
Creator: Webb, Jeanie Archer
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, November 28, 2011

Description: Interview with Raul Rodriguez Arreola, a former postal worker from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Arreola talks about growing up in the area, local places and people, serving in the Gideons, and working at the Post Office. Mr. Arreola's second wife, Irene, was present for the interview and makes a comments throughout. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mr. Arreola, his family, and the community, on pages 28-35.
Date: November 28, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Arreola, Raul Rodriguez
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Barbara Kiefer Schellhase and Walter Schellhase, October 3, 2013

Description: Interview with Barbara Kiefer Schellhase and Walter Schellhase, a couple who retired in Kerrville, Texas. The couple discusses their individual family histories, their childhoods in Kerrville, their move away from the area, the lumberyard company they owned together in Louisiana, and their work on restoring the A. C. Schreiner family home during their retirement. The interview transcript includes photos of the couple and their family, as well as a letter, on pages 31-41.
Date: October 3, 2013
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis; Schellhase, Barbara Kiefer & Schellhase, Walter Ray
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Transcript of Oral History Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, May 3, 2011

Description: Interview with Elaine Carol Haufler Scogin, the descendant of German immigrants, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Scogin talks about her family's German heritage, her husband's service in World War II, local places and people, and her work as a secretary / bookkeeper / office manager for well known Kerrville businesses. The interview transcript includes pictures of Mrs. Scogin and her family, on pages 39-43.
Date: May 3, 2011
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Stephens, Louis & Scogin, Elaine Carol Haufler
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, August 25, 1999

Description: Interview with Clarabelle Barton Snodgrass, vice-chair of the Kerr County Historical Commission from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Snodgrass talks about growing up on a primitive ranch, struggling to survive during the Depression, meeting and marrying her husband, their family, their involvement with music, and her efforts to preserve the history of Kerr County. She also briefly discusses the honors and awards her volunteer work has earned her. Pages 2-13 include a written statement by Miles Abernathy Lowrence, Clarabelle's maternal great-uncle.
Date: September 25, 1999
Creator: Bethel, Ann & Snodgrass, Clarabelle
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, October 12, 2000

Description: Interview with William Edward "Bill" Dickey, a fiddle player from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Dickey's ancestors were some of the first Kerr County settlers. He talks about his family's history, including a feud between his relatives, the Hendersons, and the Hopes. He recounts the development of his music career as a left-handed fiddler.
Date: October 12, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Dickey, William Edward & Dickey, James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, July 15, 1998

Description: Interview with Josephine (Dodo) Tobin Schreiner Parker, great-granddaughter of Captain Charles A. Schreiner, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Parker delves into her famous great-grandfather's story, including his key role in the settling of Kerr County and Kerrville. She briefly mentions the presence of Tuberculosis in Kerrville, the local Cattleman's Association, being princess in the Battle of Flowers, and singing in the USO in New York.
Date: July 15, 1998
Creator: Stacy, William G. & Parker, Josephine Tobin Schreiner
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Itasco Sampson Wilson, January 16, 2001

Description: Interview with Itasco Sampson Wilson, teacher and pianist from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Wilson talks about coming to Kerrville to teach at the "Kerrville Colored School," life for African-Americans in the area, the African-American community, and her personal life.
Date: January 16, 2001
Creator: Bacon, Dan; Bethel, Ann & Wilson, Itasco Sampson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with George Allen Holekamp, September 27, 2000

Description: Interview with George Allen Holekamp, a rancher and descendant of Kerr County settlers from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Holekamp details his family's history in Kerr County. He mentions that his ancestors included farmers, ranchers, and shingle-makers. He and his wife Mary Virginia Stevens are still involved in ranching and community activities, and their legacy continues on with their children. In his stories of ranching, he discusses ranchers' struggles with screwworm infestations and Brucellosis (Bang's Disease), the Bracero program, the Rural Electrification Association, and the Sheep and Goats Raisers Auxiliary.
Date: September 27, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle; Holekamp, George Allen & Holekamp, Mary Virginia
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Helen Orr, November 9, 1991

Description: Interview with Helen Louise Dietert Orr, retired clerk and schoolteacher from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Orr discusses her family's immigration from Germany, explores her family tree, and describes her experiences on her ranch. She talks about tuberculosis scares in Kerrville, and the local society.
Date: November 9, 1991
Creator: Craig, Brenda Glenn & Orr, Helen Louise Dietert
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Martha R. Johnson, June 6, 1998

Description: Interview with Martha R. Johnson, owner of the popular Raleigh House Restaurant, from Kerrville, Texas. Mrs. Johnson discusses the origins and establishment of her restaurant, which was named after her husband, Raleigh White Johnson. She described the success of the restaurant and her experiences running it for 34 summers.
Date: June 6, 1998
Creator: O'Hara, Kathy & Johnson, Martha Robinson
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Robert Edward Sieker, August 3, 2000

Description: Interview with Robert Edward Skieker, a pilot from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Sieker discusses his grandfather's immigration from Germany. In addition to his stories from his extensive flying career, he also talks about his service in the military during World War II, his various occupations throughout the years, and his work against the screwworm infestation.
Date: August 3, 2000
Creator: Bethel, Ann; Snodgrass, Clarabelle & Sieker, Robert Edward
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

Oral History Interview with Melba Lee Williams Crate, June 9, 1998

Description: Interview with Melba Lee Williams, a former professor and descendant of some of the first settlers in Kerr County, from Kerrville, Texas. In this interview, Mrs. Crate relates how her great-grandparents came with Joshua Brown (Texas pioneer) to the first shingle camp established on the banks of the Guadalupe, in what later became Kerrville. Mrs. Crate briefly details her early life in Bandera, Texas, as well as Kerrville. She also recounts her memories of the flood of 1932.
Date: June 9, 1998
Creator: O'Hara, Peggy & Crate, Melba Lee Williams
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

[Photocopy with Information on Frank Krause Building]

Description: Photocopy of information about the Frank Krause Building in Boerne, Texas. Includes a grainy photograph of a two-story building with a porch on the first floor and a balcony on the second floor. Also included is a short paragraph with the history of the building. A photograph of the interior of a long, narrow bar room with high ceilings is attached to the back of the paper.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Certificate of Presentation: 1931 Boerne Gesang Verein Flag]

Description: Certificate of presentation of a 1931 Boerne Gesang Verein flag to the city of Boerne, Texas. Includes details of the history of the flag and the German immigrants who made it. The certificate is signed by Betty Thomas and Patrick Heath, president of the Boerne Area Historical Preservation Society and mayor of Boerne, respectively.
Date: November 16, 1994
Creator: Thomas, Betty & Heath, Patrick
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Early Kendall County Cattle Brands

Description: Sheet of paper with samples of early Kendall County Cattle Brand symbols. The paper is attached to another sheet with handwritten notes about the text on the front.
Date: unknown
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Description of Treue Der Union Civil War Monument]

Description: Typewritten description of the Treue der Union monument in Comfort, Texas, for the Kendall County Historical Marker sign. The description includes a brief history behind the monument, and the German Union soldiers who honored their fallen comrades by burying them at the site. The description also provides a translation of the monument's name to "Loyalty to the Union." Three photographs also accompany the typewritten description.
Date: 1968
Creator: Texas Historical Survey Committee
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

[Historic Marker Application: Weyrich Building]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Weyrich Building, in Comfort, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, original application, narrative, floor plans, and photographs.
Date: July 8, 2010
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: Joseph Dienger Building]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the Joseph Dienger Building, in Boerne, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker, narrative, and photographs.
Date: 1980
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Historical Commission

[Historic Marker Application: August Faltin Building]

Description: Application materials submitted to the Texas Historical Commission requesting a historic marker for the August Faltin Building, in Comfort, Texas. The materials include the inscription text of the marker and narrative.
Date: 1982
Creator: Texas Historical Commission
Location Info:
Partner: Texas Historical Commission