New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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rnForget the sign: There never was a Rleider in the county
This being the Sesquicentennial year, and everyone’s focus centering on the German heritage of New Braunfels, it seems like a good time to give one of our earliest settlers something he lost a while back...his name.
About two years ago, one of the road signs on Loop 337 designating Blicdcr’s Creek was destroyed, probably because of a traffic accident. It was replaced, but the spelling on the new sign was wrong. It read BLEIDER’S Creek. For a while, one side of the bridge would read
BLIEDER S and the other, Bl EIDERS. Maybe someone finally noticed the discrepancy or maybe someone hit the correct sign. Whatever, it too was replaced, and both signs read BLE'I DFRS Creek.
The correct spelling of anyone's name is important, as is the pronunciation. In German, “ie” is pronounced like the letter “e,” while el” is pro nounced like the letter “i' Hic German word “Lied” means song; “leid” is sor row.
Ann Rogers, of the Sophienburg Archives, did some research and discovered that Johannes and Jacob Blieder came here from Nassau, Germany in 1851 with their families Hie brothers were stonemasons an I must have done pretty well. I hey saved some money and bought some nice
parcels of land.
Charlotte Boyd, Deputy County Clerk, checked the Comal County Surveyors Records and pointed out a survey. made on f ob. 24, 1863 for Johannes Blieder. of land “situated on the waters of the Guadalupe River about 6 miles northwest of New Braunfels ” A map pinpoints the beginning of a creek on his property, formed from high waters of the Guadalupe River and meandering lor 6 miles or so through the county ...Bliedcrs Creek.
Jacob Blieder was killed in a brick kiln explosion in 1864. In the latter part of the 1800s, information on the Blieder families gets real sketchy. It is not clear what became of Johannes, and if seems there have been no Bliedcrs in C omal County for about IOO years.
There never was a Bleider in New Braunfels or Comal County, although a listing in one of the Blieders’ genealogy and burial lists shows a Bleider, which was later acknowledged as being a spelling mistake.
But the Blieders were here once. They were close to being founding families and they made their mark. Their contribution to the settling of this area should be acknowledged and remembered. It’s time to change BLEIDERS CREEK to BLIEDF.R’S CREEK, rightfully. (And keep the possessive apostrophe!)
Let’s give Johannes Blieder his name back. May he again rest in peace, and, figuratively, exchange a sorrow for a song.
(Allene Blaker is the Herald-Zeitnng's editorial assistant.)
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■ Four local teen-agers, Katrina Garshett,
Jenny Rebecca Clapp, and Leslie Scott, were selected as Amer-ica’s National Teen-ager Finalists in the South Texas National Teen-ager Scholarship Program, held in the Scottish Rite Audito-nurn in San Antonio, April 21-22, i995. America’s National Teenager Foundation is a national scholarship program that rewards young women of intellect and leadership. Scholarship awards are based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community involvement and individuality. Participation in America’s National Teenager Program
allows outstanding young women from across the nation to be recognized lot their superior commitment to excellence in learning and character, thus rewarding their past accomplishments with scholarships for advanced education. As of 1991, Amenca’s National Teen-ager Foundation has been responsible for awarding over $90 million in tuition, grants and cash schol arships.
Aleesa Moore placed third runner-up in the Junior Division and also won recognition as the Outstanding Program Participant. Aleesa was sponsored by family and friends, Land Tex, Jack Ohlrich Realty, Inc., REWAX River! lties. Kraft Mobiletel. Vista Village, Lone Star Elementary staff, Comal Flower Shop, Kiesling Flower Shop, ABS Alternative, Exxon, Silas Ragsdale-State Farm Insurance, Fischer Veterinary Clinic, I hgh Brehm Hats, Inc., Dr. William I Lee Jr.. DDS, Citizens Bank, ('ornal Pawn and Landa Pharmacy.
Katrina Garshett was sponsored by family and friends, the I (xxi Court and
Pictured are Mrs. Ginger Effenberger, 5th grade teacher at Seele School, and part of her class, who have been assisting in preparing stuffed animals for distribution to hospitalized children. The child-to-child project is assisted by Sue Based. The students are- Joseph Martinez, Amanda Carberry, Biian Lipsey, Jessica Garcia, Amanda Hernandez, Lupe Meza, Manuel Carbajal, Jason Serna, Isaac Hernandez, Juvenal Sanchez, and Jose Perez.
Fancy Flowers, which arc affiliated with the New Braunfels I actory Store and SFI A Enterprises.
Jenny Rebecca ( lapp was sp* insured by family and friends, the New Braunfels Noon Lions and Canyon High School I co Club, Milt Ferguson Motor Co., Wholesale Beers, Inc., Sahm I <h»1 and C arbide, and Bar zee Brahma
I .eslie Scott received a $!(),(HK) and a $2,000 scholarship award. She was sponsored by family and blends, (lifts and (Jitter/Weddings With Rice, Hie Retreat A Day Spa, Dick Koegle, ( I IJ State Farm Insurance, China-n-I lungs Bridal Registry, Wynnwood Antique Mall, and Test, Inc.
The family of Rosa I Vlgado
wishes to express their gratitude to
all who gave flowers, food, cards
arui memorials. Our special thanks
to New Braunfels Hospice for
all their suppott.
Maria D. lories
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May 7-10 7:00pm
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Sunday - Eight people in New Braunfels VV ho Will Not Be in I leaven Monday - What Jesus would say to O I Simpson7 Tuesday - Near Death Experiences Do people really see the other side?
Wednesday - What to do if you miss the Kaptuie
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Pictured is Ann Celli, Texas Commerce Bonk-New Braunfels’ choice as their 1995 First Quarter Circle of Excellence Achiever. Ann is a Client Service Representative In the Commercial and Real Estate Loan Operations area at Texas Commerce Bank. She was nominated by fellow employees of the bank because of her superior job performance.
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THE COMAL COUNTY YOUTH HOMEMAKING & ART FAIR WISHES TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THE 1995 FAIR A SUCCESS FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE OF COMAL COUNTY!
Thanks to Wuest's Supermarkets for donation of
Thanks to our auctioneers:
Judge Carter Casteel and Don Ferguson, KGNB-KNBT Radio Station Thanks to our Auction Buyers:
Alamo Concrete Products, Busy Bee Remodeling, The Canvas Shoppe, Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, First State Bank, Guadalupe Gas Company,
The Hunting Camp, Gun and Pawn, Kaderli Materials, Kraft Mobiletel, Mission Valley Textiles,
New Braunfels Optimist Club, Red Wing Shoes, Saur Construction, Inc,, Moe Schwab, Commissioner Pct. 4, Texas Commerce Bank,
Victoria Bank and Trust, Dib Waldrip, Attorney
Thanks to United Way of Comal County, New Braunfels Evening Lions, Kraft Masonry, Comal County Junior Livestock Association, New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, our Judges, and all the Good Citizens of Comal County Who Continue to Support Us!
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IVo night of the most exciting Hull Riding you'll ever see plus TRACY LAWRENCE and CHRIS U£DOUX! Come to COMAL SADDLERY. Buy 2 Wrangler Garments and receive 2 vouchers that will be exchanged for 2 tickets at any TICKETMASTER OUTLET.
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Happening at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. Showtimes June 2nd & June 3rd 1995
(Vouchers good for June 2nd show only)
311 Hwy. 306 I /4 mile W. of I 35 New Braunfels. Tx
Mon Sat 10 6 Thin s. & Tri. open till 7 pm