The Society was founded in the late 1970’s by a group of German immigrants and their descendants to uphold the customs and traditions of our forefathers and the rich culture they brought with them to the New World.
The purpose of the society is to encourage the use of the German language, to identify and preserve the valuable elements in our Texas culture contributed by the Germans in this great State, to encourage German American exchange, and to promote activities within the community that reflect cultural values of German origin.
Participation in annual festivals is of high priority. The Society participates in the Folk Fest at the Heritage Plaza, Wine & Saengerfest in the Town Square, the Wurstfest on the banks of the Comal River, and the Annual Picnic in Landa Park just to name a few. Our annual Maskenball (Costume Ball) is a very well attended affair, as is our Weihnachtsfest (Christmas Party).
In addition, the New Braunfels German American Society is a co-sponsor of the Edelweiss Kinder Chor von New Braunfels. This group of children, ages 5-13, is dedicated to preserving the German Heritage through the singing of traditional songs at various community functions.
The New Braunfels German American Society is a non-profit organization registered in the State of Texas. We are proud of being sponsors to many events and cultural offerings. We are the sponsors of Deutsche Sprachschule, where the German language is taught to children and adults in the New Braunfels area.
List of Officers 2014
President - Bill Mikeska; 1st Vice President - Eric Tennyson;
2nd Vice President - Cindy Tennyson; Secretary - Cindy Coers; Treasurer - Maria Roberson
Entertainment - Mary Irwin; Publicity - Helgard Suhr-Hollis; Publications - John Coers; Member - Diane Moltz