Julius Neuhoffer provided a history of several early families in Kerr County. Julius is a 5th generation Kerr County resident, and traces his roots back to Casper Real, who immigrated to America from Germany when he was 24 years old in 1848. Casper landed in Indianola, made his way to New Braunfels and then spent some time in near San Antonio on Martinez Creek. He would meet Emilie Schreiner, and they married, eventually moving to some acreage on Turtle Creek in Kerr County.
They had six boys and two girls, and their managed to thrive as some of the earliest settlers of this area. Their story and others will be available in the near future in the planned Heart of the Hills Heritage Center located in Kerrville.