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Annual Conference


September 15 & 16, 2023
St. John Lutheran Church
315 Rosewood Ave, Boerne, Texas 78006

Our speakers include:



Dr. Daniel Gelo: Professor of Anthropology (Emeritus) UT San Antonio & Author.

Dr. Christopher Wickham: Professor of German (Emeritus) UT San Antonio & Author.

Richard Gruetzner: GTHS Vice-President & Partner Representative of GTHS to the International German Genealogy Partnership, Retired Law Enforcement professional, President Texas Wendish Heritage Society, Director on Board of Austin Genealogical Society.

Rhonda Minten, M.A.: Assistant Professor of Practice – History Dept. UT San Antonio.

Janis Gonser: Native of Hamburg, Germany, GTHS President, Online industry professional currently working as a Conversion Rate Manager for, an Austin founded e-commerce company.




Robin Stauber: Chair-Kendall County Historical Commission, Adult Librarian - Patrick Heath Public Library of Boerne, Oversees the Dietert Historical Archives.

William Whitney: Liaison Comm.-Kendall County Historical Commission, Retired petroleum industry professional, Writer and publisher of historical fiction.

Kathryn Adam Hurst: Genealogical Society of Kendall County, Editor of Keys to the Past, Vice-Chair-Kendall County Historical Commission, Charter member of the German Texan Heritage Society.

Lynette Munson: ITSM Solution Engineer III with Capital Group, Member of the extended Toepperwein Family.

Dr. James C. Kearney: Assistant Professor of Instruction - School of Undergraduate Studies at UT Austin, Author/Editor of books on Germans in Texas.

Dr. Walter Kamphoefner: Professor of History Texas A&M University, Former President of Society for German-American Studies, Author of books on Germans in America.

​See you in Boerne! at the St. John Lutheran Church

Click here for the entire program: 2023

Want to learn a little more about Boerne? Watch this YouTube video:

The Visitor Center in Boerne suggests that persons planning to attend the conference in Boerne who plan to stay overnight should reserve their rooms very early. They indicate that a number of events occur in September and hotel spaces get filled quickly. 

Here is a list of the hotels and their contacts.  

For a map of hotels in Boerne, click here


For a map of guesthouses in Boerne,  click here

Please check out programs from years past to get an idea of speakers, schedules and locations.

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

To view the current program click below

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