The City of Schertz started with beginnings from Alsace Lorraine, France. Joseph as well as Anna Schertz, in addition to 6 of their ten kids, came to Texas by ship, leaving in October of 1843 on the Jean Secret De Teau. Sons Joseph Jr, Sebastian, as well as Johann Jean, together with their dad, were loaded with the guarantees of much less taxes, inexpensive land as well as greater wages than what they were getting in their very own nation; guarantees made by Council General of Texas to France, Henri Castro.
They showed up in Galveston Texas in 1844, traveling on to the port of Indianola, as well as ending up in San Antonio. The travel confirmed wearing as well as terrible on the Schertz family members as they lost their mom Anna as well as sister Affre to an epidemic disease. After sustaining one more year of hardship and also broken assurances of land and also money, the Schertz household made a decision to go back to Europe. In path, they faced Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, that got on his means to create a swarm, to be named New Braunfels. Relocated by their predicament by what had actually been done to the Schertz in addition to other households, Prince Solms-Braunfels guaranteed a one half acre town whole lot and a 10 acre ranch parcel to those that joined his swarm. The Schertz family did as well as on Great Friday, March 25, 1845, they showed up on the site of what is currently known as New Braunfels. The Schertz household was amongst the initial to assist resolve that location.
On January 3, 1849, Sebastian and also Johann Jean also purchased 600 acres of land in Guadalupe County for 600 bucks. This marked the early beginnings of the future Schertz negotiation. The years in between the 1850s to1860s notated numerous spots adjustments in the Schertz household. Joseph Sr had been staying with Sebastian’s family since census documents in 1850. Not much more is noted about him until his fatality in 1870; that as he traveled to visit among his loved ones 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 later come to be, Universal City. He died in 1858 of a rattlesnake bite while hunting cattle ashore that ended up being the eventual site of Randolph Flying force Base. Johann Jean wed in 1851 and also resolved as an original creator of what would end up being the city of Boerne. He died of appendicitis in 1860.