The Bondurant Family Association

One Hugenot’s Flight From Religious Persecution Creates The Bondurant Family In America


BFA comes to San Antonio, Texas

October 16-17, 2015

This year’s annual meeting will celebrate the descendants of Jean Pierre and Ann Tanner Bondurant who came to Texas in the 1840s and later. These branches of our family typically spelled their surname as Bundrant or Bundren.

Many photos and stories about these families were shared at the 2014 BFA meeting by descendant Susan Bundrant Scharf. For those who wish to make a self-guided pilgrimage to Killeen (where many are buried) and Sugarloaf (where they lived), a booklet with a map, directions, photos and brief biographies will be available at the meeting.

Many thanks go to Michael and Kevin Salzburg-Felts for giving their time and expertise in putting together the arrangements for this year’s meeting.


Please fill out the BFA 2015 annual meeting registration form linked here.  The deadline to get your registration and payment to the BFA treasurer Amy Sanders is Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.

The Friday evening Meet & Greet will be held in the Lounge area of the host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport (see below), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (free). Everyone is welcome – bring memorabilia, chart, photos, etc., to share with your cousins!

The Annual Business Meeting and Program on Saturday, Oct. 17th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., is being hosted by Michael and Kevin Salzburg-Felts at their home (1810 Flowerdale Street, San Antonio). A catered lunch will be provided - pre-payment of $8 per person or eat on your own. A shuttle from the Hilton Garden Inn will be provided for guests.

Saturday afternoon is open for shopping or touring San Antonio. See Things to See & Do below.

Saturday Evening Dinner - Alamo Café, 14250 US Hwy 281 North, San Antonio, TX 78232 - $27 per person (pre-payment required by Sept. 15). Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.

LODGING The Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport is this year’s host hotel. BFA block of rooms (block code “BONFAM”) are $99 per night, plus tax, for two queen beds or one king. This price includes complimentary full breakfast buffet for all guest rooms (up to four people per room), complimentary Wi-Fi, and free parking. A limited number of handicap/ADA accessible rooms are also available (first come, first served). The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the San Antonio Airport, and to other locations within a five-mile radius of the hotel.

The hotel address is 12828 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas, 78216, call 1-210-494-7600 to make your reservation. Ask for the “BONFAM” block – deadline is Sept. 15th.

MEALS A catered lunch on Saturday will be hosted by Michael and Kevin Salzburg-Felts - $8 per person – pre-payment by Tuesday, Sept. 15, is required (see the annual meeting registration form to sign up). Or you may come to the morning meeting and leave to eat lunch on your own elsewhere.

The Saturday evening dinner will be at Alamo Café, 14250 US Hwy 281 North, San Antonio, TX 78232 - $27 per person (pre-payment required). Menu will be finalized after registration closes.

All other meals are on your own. Luby’s Cafeteria next to the host hotel has a breakfast buffet for $5.95 on weekends. Numerous other restaurants are available at the North Star Mall, Quarry Market or along the River Walk. Guests of the Hilton Garden Inn may ride the free hotel shuttle to the Mall or take the city bus to the River Walk or other locations. An all-day bus pass is $4.00.

THINGS TO SEE & DO IN SAN ANTONIO More ideas may be found at

Spanish Missions – In the 18th century, Franciscan priests from Spain established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River, primarily to extend Spain’s dominion northward from Mexico, but also to convert and educate the native population. Today, the five missions (Alamo, Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada) represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America, and they have been nominated for World Heritage Site status.

The Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero) was founded in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, serving as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. In 1836, decades after the mission had closed, the Alamo became an inspiration and a motivation for liberty during the Texas Revolution. For 13 days, Texas defenders held the Alamo from over one thousand of General Santa Anna’s troops from Mexico. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, died fighting against overwhelming odds for the freedom of Texas.

The River Walk –

The San Antonio River Walk is a verdant oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes. It gently winds along the San Antonio River through the city center, providing millions of visitors each year with easy access to the city’s cultural hot spots, historic sites and other attractions. (see discount coupons link)

The San Antonio Zoo – San Antonio's first zoo consisted of a collection of animals assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800s. In 1914, Colonel George W. Brackenridge, one of the city's leading citizens and founder of the San Antonio Express-News, placed buffalo, elk, deer, monkeys, a pair of lions, and four bears on land he had deeded over to the city in what is now known as Brackenridge Park. This collection became the San Antonio Zoo. The Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals representing 750 species of animals on 56 acres. Special exhibits are Feed the Giraffe, the Zoo Train and Lory Landing (feed colorful lorikeets from rainforests of Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific islands).

The San Antonio Aquarium – The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy an immersive interactive experience! Sea to Believe as we connect children and families to the planet, ranging from our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of ocean. Family activities in San Antonio include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of our exotic large breed birds. Buy tickets online and save $3.00 per ticket!

Government Canyon State Natural Area – This Natural Area is home to the only known dinosaur footprints on public land in Bexar County. The 110-million-year-old tracks are believed to have been left by Acrocanthosaurus and Sauroposeidon dinosaurs.

Do you have what it takes to be a member of the BFA Executive Board ?

We’re looking for dedicated BFA members to help grow our organization for the next two years (2016-2017), to be voted on at the Annual Meeting in October.

President – in charge of making arrangements for the annual meeting, formulates projects or projects to enhance the activities of BFA, chairs board and annual meetings.

Vice-President or Co-President – serves on the Executive Board, assists President or may assume duties of President if necessary.

Interested? Please send an email to with BFA Executive Board in the subject line.

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