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The beginnings of Comfort - Event in/near Comfort

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The beginnings of Comfort


The town was laid out by Ernst Hermann Altgelt along the banks of the Cypress Creek above its confluence with the Guadalupe River. Freemasons, freethinkers, and political activists from Bettina and Sisterdale settled the area. The town was a center of Union sentiment during the Civil War and lost many young men at the battle of the Nueces in 1862.

Hygieostatic Bat Roost
Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union) / Comfort Community Church
Treue der Union
1907 Comfort State Bank BuildingComfort Community Theatre / Arno Schwethelm Building
Freidenker (Nineteenth Century Freethinkers)Otto Brinkmann House / Ludwig Hein Home / Karger Building / Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon
Faltin Homestead / August Faltin BuildingThe Gass Schmiede / Paul Ingenhuett Home / Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett HomesteadPeter Joseph Ingenhuett HomesteadIngenhuett-Faust Hotel / Comfort Post Office
Hanisch HouseMeyer Hotel Complex

The Front Porch Inn 2018-04- - in/near Comfort

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The Front Porch Inn


In 1902 Jim Bierschwale, a local rancher and brother Robert, operated a livery stable in Comfort. Jim and wife, Martha, built their Comfort home on five acres in 1926. According to the Comfort News, “The home will be modern throughout and have five rooms: a bath, sleeping porch and a front porch across the front of the house”. After several owners, the Timothy Carrington family bought the house in 1995. The Carringtons established and operated “The Carrington House Bed and Breakfast”. It remained a B & B under the Carrington name with two subsequent owners. The Southwicks have recently purchased the residence and are continuing the Bed and Breakfast under the new name of “The Front Porch Inn”. The bedrooms each have their own entrance - some from the front porch and some from the back patio. These include the Blue Room, the Wooden Room, the Cow Room, the Purple Room and the Upstairs Suite. The common area includes a fireplace, living/dining room, kitchen and a wonderful long front porch. Interesting collectibles enhance both the common area and bedrooms.



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Karger Farm - 1894 - Comfort 1894 - in/near Comfort

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Karger Farm - 1894 - Comfort


The Paul and Dora Karger Farm in 1894. The large irrigation tank was built to irrigate this early commercial produce farm. Produce was taken to the Mexican Market in San Antonio to sell to the highest bidder. George Karger is on the framed structure, left to right, Dora, Paul, Betty, Elspeth and Alfred Karger.



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Perserverance Mill -- - in/near Comfort

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Perserverance Mill


First mill built in 1855 on Cypress Creek next to Ernst Altgelt home.



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Comfort's Founding - 50th Anniversary 1900 - in/near Comfort

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

Comfort's Founding - 50th Anniversary


1900 - 50th Anniversary of Comfort's Founding



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Mimi`s Sunday House -04- - in/near Comfort

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Mimi`s Sunday House


This charming guesthouse is one of the original homes in Comfort, built around 1860. The home was built for Henry Schwethelm and his young bride. It was constructed with fachwerk walls and consisted of three rooms with 12-foot-high ceilings. The lovely long leaf pine floors and sturdy walls are standing today under lapboard in the original home’s walls. The original fachwerk is visible in the kitchen and dining area and around the exterior back door. Current owners are John and Amy Murphy Morran of Austin, Texas. After World War II, Henry Clay HC and Edna Biermann Murphy purchased the home and moved in with their three children Colleen, Ross and Randolph. They operated Murphy’s Magnolia Service Station where “The Drug Shop” is now located on Hwy 27. The Murphys enlarged their home by enclosing the front porch to add two bedrooms for their children. The Morrans remodeled the home and added a large glass walk-in shower, and a small kitchenette. Owners, John and Amy Murphy Morran Amy is a granddaughter of H.C and Edna Murphy, gathered their memorabilia items and ideas and created “Mimi’s Sunday House”. They crafted a collage of her grandmother Mimi’s store ledgers. Recipe names of Mimi’s delicious after-school treats are imprinted on a picture-board, that is located on the dining area’s fachwerk wall. Of interest is an antique bed, handmade in Comfort, that has slats going lengthwise instead of crosswise. Lovely, colorful family heirloom quilts and an embroidered sampler add unique charm to this cozy cottage guesthouse.



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Roggenbucke house- 1883 - Comfort 1883 - in/near Comfort

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Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Esther Wiedenfeld

Roggenbucke house- 1883 - Comfort


Carl von Roggenbucke house, built in 1883. Rocks were quarried in the Louis Wiedenfeld place and it was built by Wilhelm Biermann II. It was located on North Creek Road near Comfort.



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Clara Moehring - Comfort 1908-08-13 - in/near Comfort

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Clara Moehring - Comfort


Miss Clara Moehring, Comfort`s female photographer, who operated her photography studio from 1908-1920.




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Comfort Street Scene -- - in/near Comfort

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Comfort Street Scene


7th and Main



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Texas Historical Markers in/near Comfort

1907 Comfort State Bank Building - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Jay Pennington   click to their website



Arno Schwethelm Building - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Col. Bettie Edmonds



August Faltin Building - Marker in/near Comfort



Brownsboro Cemetery - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Natalie Morgan



Comfort Community Church - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Comfort Community Theatre - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Comfort Post Office - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Faltin Homestead - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Ferdinand Hohenberger Farmstead - Marker in/near Comfort



Freidenker (Nineteenth Century Freethinkers) - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Hanisch House - Marker in/near Comfort



Hermann and Antoine Ingenhuett Homestead - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Hygieostatic Bat Roost - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Idlewilde Lodge - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: U.S. Army



Ingenhuett-Faust Hotel - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Ingenhuett-Karger Saloon - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Karger Building - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Ludwig Hein Home - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Meyer Hotel Complex - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Otto Brinkmann House - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Paul Ingenhuett Home - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Col. Bettie Edmonds



Peter Joseph Ingenhuett Homestead - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Bryden Moon



Rice Home - Marker in/near Comfort


Photo Credit: Col. Bettie Edmonds



Stieler Ranch House - Marker in/near Comfort


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



The Gass Schmiede - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union) - Marker in/near Comfort


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



Tunnel of the Fredericksburg & Northern Railway - Marker in/near Comfort