The City of Schertz began with beginnings from Alsace Lorraine, France. Joseph as well as Anna Schertz, along with 6 of their 10 kids, pertained to Texas by ship, leaving in October of 1843 on the Jean Secret De Teau. Sons Joseph Jr, Sebastian, and Johann Jean, along with their father, were loaded with the assurances of much less tax, economical land as well as greater earnings than what they were entering their very own country; guarantees made by Council General of Texas to France, Henri Castro.
They got here in Galveston Texas in 1844, taking a trip on the port of Indianola, as well as winding up in San Antonio. The traveling showed putting on and also heartbreaking on the Schertz household as they shed their mommy Anna as well as sister Affre to an epidemic health problem. After sustaining another year of hardship as well as damaged promises of land and also loan, the Schertz family determined to return to Europe. In route, they ran into Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, that was on his method to form a swarm, to be named New Braunfels. Relocated by their predicament by what had been done to the Schertz in addition to other families, Prince Solms-Braunfels guaranteed a one fifty percent acre town great deal and also a 10-acre farm parcel to those that joined his swarm. The Schertz household did and on Good Friday, March 25, 1845, they showed up on the site of what is now called New Braunfels. The Schertz household was amongst the first to help clear up that location.
On January 3, 1849, Sebastian, as well as Johann Jean, likewise purchased 600 acres of land in Guadalupe County for 600 bucks. This noted the very early starts of the future Schertz settlement. The decade between the 1850s to1860s notated several spots adjustments in the Schertz family. Joseph Sr had actually been residing with Sebastian’s family members as of demographics documents in 1850. Not much more is noted about him till his fatality in 1870; that as he took a trip to see one of his family members in the hill nation, he died. He was 89 years of ages. Joseph Jr relocated from New Braunfels to an area found by, what would certainly, later on, end up being, Universal City. He passed away in 1858 of a rattlesnake bite while searching cattle ashore that came to be the ultimate website of Randolph Air Force Base. Johann Jean wed in 1851 and cleared up as an initial founder of what would certainly end up being the city of Boerne. He passed away from appendicitis in 1860.