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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

Rudolph Allerkamp Store being built 1908 Comfort 1908-- - in/near Comfort

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Rudolph Allerkamp Store being built 1908 Comfort


Rudolph Allerkamp Store being built 1908-1909 - In picture left to right, unknown, unknown, Richard Schladoer, Eddy Allerkamp, Henry Allerkamp, Richard Doebbler, Rudolph Allerkamp - building the Allerkamp Store on High St., in Comfort.



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Comfort Storyvill 2018-03- - in/near Comfort

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Comfort Storyvill


This 118 plus year old home was built for Ludwig Hein, who was a blacksmith and had his shop next door to his home. This B & B Victorian Cottage is an historical landmark. It is in the center of Comfort and has been tastefully restored, by the Storys, to a delightful retreat. In the 1920s, Southwestern Bell moved its switchboard into the front parlor of this home. The phone system was locally known as “The Comfort Telephone Company”. It was manned 24 hours per day, 7 days a week by the switchboard operator and several young girls. There was also a small bed in the room for the night person. This was the time of “party lines” with 8-10 people on one line. You would know you had a call by how many long and short rings you heard and would only pick up with your unique combination of “longs and shorts”. For many years this house was the pulse of communication for Greater Comfort. This switchboard system closed when the dial phones came into existence, and the home reverted to a single residence. This very comfortable one-bedroom B & B is lovingly decorated using a neutral white theme of wicker, wrought iron, antiques and leather. The bead board walls, high ceilings and longleaf pine floors keep its authenticity. The antiques and collectibles in this home give you the feeling of staying in a romantic early century home. Its tiny antique baby bed, nestled next to the lovely queen bed makes you instantly feel comfortable and at home. Ed and Joey Story also have available a beautiful shaded patio and back yard for summertime fun.



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First Apartments in Comfort -- - in/near Comfort

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First Apartments in Comfort


Apartments built by Alex Brinkman on High Street



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Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle) - Comfort - in/near Comfort

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Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle) - Comfort


Comfort's Kaffee Kreis (Coffee Circle), only members of first families were asked to join. Top row, left to right, Leischen Serger, Toni Flach Brinkmann, Toni Maurhoffer Kott,Toni Flach Ingenhuett. Seated, Agnes Wiedenfeld Doerffler, Anna Meyer Overmann, Ida Flach Ingenhuett, two unknowns, Emmie Kott Below.



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Students interview Colonel Richard Cole 2017-05-23 - in/near Comfort

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Students interview Colonel Richard Cole


Brook, Heather and Nicole Scheele along with Jackson Thornton asked Colonel Richard Cole questions submitted by the Comfort Middle School Historian Club. Interview was videoed.



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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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High Street Guesthouse -04- - in/near Comfort

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High Street Guesthouse


This home was built in 1906 for William and Henrietta Bianchi Felbaum. William was the Postmaster for Comfort. He was the son of G. Felbaum who owned the circa 1866 house next door. Both houses remain in the family. The six owners are the children of Paul & Florence Felbaum Dreiss. They are Tina Dreiss Bohnert, Debbie Dreiss Wilke, Carol Dreiss Thomas, Kane Morgan, Ron Morgan and Paul Dreiss, III. They have kept the original charm and workmanship of longleaf pine floors, high ceilings, clawfoot bathtubs and sturdy wooden walls. They have converted this 112-year-old home to a very charming guesthouse, which sleeps up to 8 people. It consists of a front porch, living room, dining room, beautiful updated island kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Collectibles and antiques fill the guesthouse, along with numerous games and TVs that are available for guests. This early 1900s home is located on High Street in the center of Comfort and is close to shops, restaurants, event centers and local wine bars. A walking tour of downtown will delight the guests and allow them to visit many buildings with historical markers.



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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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Texas Historical Markers in/near Comfort

1907 Comfort State Bank Building - Marker in/near Comfort


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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