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Subject:          Blaise KIEFFER

Birth:                              11 Feb 1825    Obernai, Bas Rhin, Alsace, France.1

Immigratn:                      7 Nov 1853    New Orleans, Louisiana; departing Havre 1853 on the "Globe."2

Marriage:                       18 Jan 1859    Mary Adeline HALBARDIER (24 Nov 1837-11 Oct 1866); St Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, Medina County.3

Natlzation:                     28 Mar 1859    Medina County, Texas; Dist Ct Min No 2, p 169 (grant).4

Census:                         __ ___ 1860    Medina County, Texas; household #91 Castroville town.5

Occupation:                   __ ___ 1860    Medina County, Texas; master baker.5

Voter Reg:                     29 Jan 1868    Medina County, Texas; (line through name) Citizenship: District Court; Remarks: By his own request held office of alderman before & co. comm. during the war.6

Marriage:                        8 Mar 1870    Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE (21 Feb 1849-15 Aug 1937); Medina County, Texas.7

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE (21 Feb 1849-15 Aug 1937); Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Death:                            24 Apr 1880    Medina County, Texas.3

Burial:                            25 Apr 1880    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.3

Father:            Blaise KIEFFER (3 Feb 1784-        )

Mother:           Marie Anne FRITSCH (2 Sep 1791-        )

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Spouse:          Marie Adeline HALBARDIER

Birth:                             24 Nov 1837    Nancey, France.1

Immigratn:                       5 Jan 1843    (w); Jean Baptiste HALBARDIER and Marie Anne CHOISEY; Galveston, Galveston County, Texas; departing Havre 2 Nov 1842 on the "L'Ebro."9

Census:                         __ ___ 1850    (w); Jean Baptiste HALBARDIER and Marie Anne CHOISEY; Medina County, Texas; household #71 Castroville.10

Death:                            11 Oct 1866    Medina County, Texas.11

Burial:                            __ ___ ____    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.11

Father:            Jean Baptiste HALBARDIER (1802-4 Dec 1888)

Mother:           Marie Anne CHOISEY (circa 1806-13 Oct 1866)

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Six Known Children

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M           Louis KIEFFER

Birth:                               1 May 1859    Medina County, Texas.12

Census:                         __ ___ 1860    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Marie Adeline HALBARDIER; Medina County, Texas; household #91 Castroville town.5

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Death:                             9 Dec 1914    Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas.12

Burial:                            __ ___ ____    Sacred Heart Cemetery, Del Rio, Val Verde County.12

Marriage:                       __ ___ ____    Carolina HARLORTH (1 Nov 1860-10 Apr 1918); Texas.13

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M           Joseph KIEFFER

Birth:                              17 Jun 1860    Medina County, Texas.3

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Death:                            29 Jun 1915    7

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M           George KIEFFER

Birth:                               10 Jul 1861    Medina County, Texas.3

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Death:                           __ Sep 1939    7

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M           August Herbert KIEFFER

Birth:                             12 Aug 1862    Castroville, Medina County, Texas.14

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Marriage:                       12 Jun 1889    Christina WIPFF (2 Dec 1870-25 Dec 1952), daughter of Francois Joseph WIPFF and Maria Anna DERIER; St Joseph Catholic Church, San Antonio, Bexar County.15

Death:                          20 May 1919    San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.14

Burial:                           21 May 1919    St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County.14

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F            Odilia KIEFFER

Birth:                             19 Nov 1863    Medina County, Texas.3

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Marriage:                       23 Jun 1886    Edward SPROWL; St Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, Medina County.3

Death:                            __ ___ 1918    7

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F            Barbara Adelina KIEFFER

Birth:                             11 Mar 1866    Medina County, Texas.3

Census:                         __ ___ 1870    (w); Blaise KIEFFER and Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE; Medina County, Texas; household #37 Castroville town.8

Marriage:                      12 Aug 1884    William J PATTON; Medina County, Texas.16

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2nd Spouse:     Mary Louisa SCHUEHLE

Birth:                              21 Feb 1849    Berwangen, Baden, Baden, Germany.7

Death:                           15 Aug 1937    Medina County, Texas.14

Burial:                            16 Aug 1937    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.14

Father:            George Michael SCHUEHLE (1 Jan 1815-10 Aug 1913)

Mother:           Elizabeth KEIM (4 Oct 1821-27 Jul 1890)

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Five Known Children

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F            Theresa KIEFFER

Birth:                               18 Jul 1872    Medina County, Texas.11

Death:                               6 Jul 1878    Medina County, Texas.11

Burial:                            __ ___ ____    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.11

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M           Felix KIEFFER

Birth:                              12 Feb 1874    Medina County, Texas.11

Death:                           23 Nov 1904    Medina County, Texas.11

Burial:                            __ ___ ____    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.11

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F            Mary Elizabeth KIEFFER

Birth:                             29 Nov 1876    Castroville, Medina County, Texas.14

Death:                             18 Jul 1954    Medina County, Texas.11

Burial:                             21 Jul 1954    St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.14

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M           Leo KIEFFER

Birth:                              27 Feb 1878    San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.7

Marriage:                         5 Oct 1906    Harriet Viola BALLARD (25 Jul 1877-        ); Arizona.13

Death:                             18 Jul 1925    Arizona.7

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F            Anna Johanna KIEFFER

Birth:                                7 Jan 1880    Medina County, Texas.17

Marriage:                      12 May 1903    Otto J WURZBACH (13 Sep 1870-14 Oct 1950), son of Julius Franz Conrad WURZBACH and Carolina Charlotta Justine HEUSINGER; St Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, Medina County.3

Death:                             7 Mar 1968    Castroville, Medina County, Texas.14

Burial:                            10 Mar 1968    Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County.14

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Endnotes 

1. International Genealogical Index Files, online www.familysearch.org. Hereinafter cited as IGI. 

2. Multiple entry; Sea Queen, Johan Schmidt, Anna Delius Globe Passenger Lists, 1853; in Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820-1902; M-259 (n.p.: U. S. Archives), Roll #38. 

3. LDS Microfilm, compiler, St Louis Catholic Church, Castroville, Medina County, Texas (n.p.: GEDCOM by an unknown person). Hereinafter cited as St Louis Church Gedcom

4. WPA Index to Texas Naturalizations 1846 - 1939; (Medina County: WPA: Texas District & County Courts). Hereinafter cited as Medina Co Natlztn

5. Family Quest, 1860 Census of Medina and Other Counties in Texas., CD-ROM (n.p.: Family Quest), Medina County. Hereinafter cited as 1860 Census

6. Jim Menke, "List of Registered Voters, Medina County," Branches and Acorns, No 4, Volume VI (June, 1991). Hereinafter cited as "Voters-Medina County." 

7. Castro Colonies Heritage Association, compiler, The History of Medina County, Texas (Castroville, Texas: Castro Colonies Heritage Association). Hereinafter cited as Hist Medina Co

8. Family Quest, 1870 Census of Medina and Other Counties in Texas., CD-ROM (n.p.: Family Quest), Medina County. Hereinafter cited as 1870 Census

9. L'Ebro, Ship Passenger Lists, 1842 departures, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin, Travis County, Texas. 

10. Family Quest, 1850 Census of Medina and Other Counties in Texas., CD-ROM (n.p.: Family Quest), Medina County. Hereinafter cited as 1850 Census

11. LDS microfilm, compiler, St Louis Catholic Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County, Texas (n.p.: GEDCOM by an unknown person). Hereinafter cited as St Louis Cem

12. Billie Ruth Coleman, compiler, Val Verde County Cemeteries Plus Carta Valley and Whitehead Memorial Museum (Del Rio, Texas: Val Verde County Genealogy Society of Texas, 1993). Hereinafter cited as Val Verde Co Cems

13. Iva Kieffer, "Kieffer" (ikieff@burgoyne.com). unknown memo. Hereinafter cited as "Kieffer." 

14. Family Search - Labs, online http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/#p=0. Hereinafter cited as Family Search - Labs. 

15. Frank Hedrick, "Francis Joseph Wipff Family," e-mail message from fhedrick38@cox.net to Margaret Simpson, 20 May 2006. Hereinafter cited as "Wipff Family." 

16. Calvin D Foster, compiler, Marriage License Book D, Medina County, Texas (San Antonio, Texas: Our Heritage, 1978). Hereinafter cited as Medina Co Marrs Bk D

17. LDS Microfilm, compiler, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Castroville, Medina County, Texas (n.p.: GEDCOM by an unknown person). Hereinafter cited as Zion Cem.

TXGenWeb, Medina County - Blaise Kieffer updated on 11/06/13

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