LEN KUBIAK'S TEXAS HISTORY SERIES
HISTORY OF GERONIMO, GUADULUPE COUNTY, TEXAS
Geronimo is a small town in Guadulupe County near present day Seguin, named after Geronimo Creek which in turn was named for Saint Jerome (translator of the Bible into Latin). Others claim that Geronimo Creek was named after the original owner of the springs, "Tio" (Uncle) Geronimo Flores.
The Geronimo area was settled by German imigrants who moved to the area from Schumansville in 1860. Some of the early-day
Geronimo settlers included:
Ernst Thormeyer was born Mar 1849 in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the US through Galveston Texas after being a
stow-away at age 12. He made his way to Geronimo, Texas, where he later married Minnie Borman. He drove cattle from central
Texas up to Abilene Kansas, in the 1850's, fighting Indians on the way. On one such drive, one of the men was killed. In
Geronimo, Ernst was a butcher by trade."
GERONIMO ESTABLISHED IN 1891