Built in 1926 by Jim Bierschwale for his wife Martha, the home that is now the Carrington House Bed & Breakfast, is nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country amongst the wildflowers, pecan trees, hills and deer in Comfort Texas.

According to an interview with Martha Bierschwale that was published in the December 1, 1977 edition of the Comfort News, Martha was a first generation descendant from the pioneers that settled the Hill Country. “Martha’s father, Otto, was born in Hoexter, Westphalia, Germany, in August 1832 and arrived in Texas in October 1852, the only one of his party to survive a yellow fever epidemic.”

“Martha and Jim were married on December 4, 1904. It was in that first home Jim built, on High Street, a white frame house with a white picket fence…that three of the Bierschwale children were born. Thelma is the second daughter. Martha now makes her home with Thelma and her husband, Robert M. Wellborn. They live in the “new” house built by Jim Bierschwale in 1926.” Martha lived in the house for more than 51 years.

The photos to the right show the Bierschwale's enjoying time on the grand porch as well as in the yard.










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