Meet the Website Coordinator
Bandera County TXGenWeb

About the County Coordinator

Hello! I'm Donna Schulte Loth, your website coordinator since 2009, when I "inherited" this website from former coordinator extraordinaire Susan Hawkins, who did such an admirable job of gathering much of the information you will find here.

I was born in Hondo, but raised in Bandera, going through all twelve grades of public school there. I graduated from Bandera High School in 1974. I currently live south of Seguin, Texas, where I'm happily "retired" and living on a little place in the country with my husband, my daughter and her husband, and my two lively and adorable grandchildren. I still have relations living in Bandera County, so I do get over there from time to time!

In addition to being the Bandera, Comal and Guadalupe County TXGenWeb coordinator, I do quite a bit of volunteer work for Find A and When time allows, I also do volunteer research in Bandera, Comal and Guadalupe counties through the message boards at

My family came to Texas beginning in the mid-1840s, some settling here while Texas was still an independent Republic. My ancestors mainly settled in Medina, Kendall, Comal and Bandera counties. Most came from Germany, but many on my mother's side came from the British Isles via Mississippi, Tennessee and the Virginias. I have spent many years researching both my mother's and my father's family trees. On my mother's side, I am directly related to the Schladoer/Schlador, Mohrhoff, Doehne, Gass, Joiner, Farmer, Gray and Carrigan families. Names on my father's side of the family include Schulte, Gerdes, Reitzer, Lo(e)ssberg, Hartman(n), Senne, Britsch and Nietenhoefer.

I hope you enjoy your visit to the Bandera County website, and you will let me know if you have any additions, corrections or comments.


This page is maintained by Donna Schulte Loth - 2009
If you find any of the Bandera County TXGenWeb
links inoperable, please send me a message.