The cherished Dienger family is an excellent representation of the hard-working German pioneers who settled in the Texas Hill country. Joseph Dienger chose our Boerne main street to be the home for both his business and his family, including his wife, Ida, and there seven children. The Dienger building was constructed in 1884 and served the community as a fancy grocery store on the street level, with the family’s humble living quarters up top.
In 1900, Joseph added on to the original structure to allow for a new dry goods store, that was to be run by his sisters, Lina and Louise. The building remained in the Dienger family until shortly after Joseph’s death in 1950. Our mission here at The Dienger Trading Co. is to restore the former glory and the original beauty of this building, exactly as Joseph intended it back in 1884. We hope that by exploring all we have to offer, you too experience it’s elegance and charm.