Boerne: Settlement on the Cibolo. By Jefferson Morgenthaler. Boerne: Mockingbird Books, 2005. paperback, photos, maps, bibliography, photo credit list, index, 125 pages. ISBN 1-932-80108-1 $14.95 http://www.mockingbirdbooks.com
Jefferson Morgenthaler , a former attorney and now independent historian (degrees from UT- Austin) and publisher, and his family moved to a farm on the outskirts of this
One of the earliest matter of record for the area is the squabble, over land on Cibolo Creek about 30 miles northwest of
Morgenthaler's research results in a book that is detailed in its following farmers along their property lines, artisans along the trails, the milkman Fabra on his delivery route, families to an occasional religious event, cattle along the streams, and merchants to and from San Antonio, but it is casual in the way a fellow would talk with neighbors.
After settlement the community found its first big challenge during the Civil War that was roundly opposed by the non-slave-holding freethinkers. The tight-knit nature of the folks is revealed as Morgenthaler says, "The Boerne Gesangverein became more than a singing club; it became a gene pool." And today, although anybody and swim in the public pool, the life-guard can likely to have German ancestors.
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