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The beginnings of Comfort - Event in/near Comfort

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Photo Credit: Jay Pennington   click to their website

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

Windmill Inn Guesthaus 2018-04- - in/near Comfort

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Windmill Inn Guesthaus


This home was built for Carl and Louise Ingenhuett Spenrath in 1894. Among his many talents, Carl was an accomplished stone mason. Both he and his wife were descendants of pioneer families who had settled in the Comfort area. The present owners are Kurt and Shirley Pankratz Solis. The handsome original two-story limestone block structure is sturdily intact today. Modifications by previous owners enlarged the home with a complimentary stone and wooden shingle addition. The Inn consists of a foyer, living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, a study and 2 bathrooms. The 124-year-old home was built on the southern bank of Cypress Creek. It has retained its beautiful pine flooring, high ceilings, bead board interior, as well as its original thick limestone walls. One unique feature, in the living room, is an historic painting by Selena Saur from “Joe’s Café” which Shirley’s father, Joe Pankratz, established in 1954. This painting was part of a panel which hung in the café. This beautiful home is currently used as a Guesthaus and comfortably sleeps up to five people. The Windmill Inn still exemplifies the original charm of its pioneer builders and owners.



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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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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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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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75th Anniversary - Comfort - in/near Comfort

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75th Anniversary - Comfort


75th Anniversary - Comfort



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Surry on High Street -------- - in/near Comfort

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Surry on High Street


Is this Comfort`s First Taxi? Can anyone identify the logo on side of carriage in front of Doebbler Blacksmith Shop?....



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S.A. & A.P Railroad Bridge across Guadalupe River ------ - in/near Comfort

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S.A. & A.P Railroad Bridge across Guadalupe River


Railroad bridge across the Guadalupe River at Seidensticker Crossing 3 miles east of Comfort. Photo taken before 1930s when side wooden spans were replaced by metal ones.

Brenda Seidensticker


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

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Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of Anne Stewart

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


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