Boerne in Kendall County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Staffel Family and the Staffel Store
German immigrant August Staffel arrived in Texas in 1852 and in due course made his way to Boerne, where he purchased property at this site in 1854. When Boerne was granted a postal station in 1856, Staffel served as first postmaster and housed the post office on his property. Staffel's other businesses included the Staffel store, stagecoach office, saloon, livery stable and wagon yard. After August's death in 1870, his wife, Bertha, operated the post office out of the Staffel store until 1881 and sold the property in 1905. Reminders of early economic development in Boerne, the Staffel store and the Staffel family played a significant role in that heritage.
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12546.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 29° 47.458′ N, 98° 43.826′ W. Marker is in Boerne, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (Business U.S. 87) and West Theissen Street, on the left when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 334 South Main Street, Boerne TX 78006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homesite of Albert Paul Kutzer (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fabra Smokehouse (about 700 feet away); German Music in Boerne (approx. ¼ mile away); Kendall County (approx. ¼ mile away); Kendall County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Joseph Dienger Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Adolph Toepperwein (approx. ¼ mile away); Main Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boerne.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.