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Tombstone Tuesday: Wilhelm Kuhfuss

07 Jan

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Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss

Geb. Sept 14, 1832

Gest. Aug 21, 1894

In Aller von 62 yahren 11 monate

The second photograph shows the view from Conrad’s grave to Wilhelm Kuhfuss’ grave. They are on border of the original part of the cemetery.

Wilhelm Kuhfuss was born in Babens Ruhe, Germany.  After arriving in Boerne, he started buying and selling cattle.  He met Theresa Louise Reidel at a celebration in New Braunfels.  The story is he was so smitten by her that in four days he convinced her to marry him.  They opened a general mercantile business in Boerne.  Wagons from Indianola brought goods to the store.  He was the first Kendall County treasurer and from 1889-1892 served as a Justice of the Peace.  The couple had six children: Ottilie (F. W. Schweppe), Lina (Wm. Vanderstratten), Emma (Max Beseler), William, Jr. married first marriage to Bertha Stendebach, second marriage Mrs. Edmunda Guidry, Edward married Katie Platz, one son died as an infant.

 Wilhelm Kuhfuss was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

(Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss marker; personally read 2014.

Gray, Edith A. Recollections of Boerne and Kendall County Family Histories. 1949.

 

One response to “Tombstone Tuesday: Wilhelm Kuhfuss

  1. Ford J Lauer III

    July 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Carl Wilhelm Kuhfuss headstones: Nice photos, thanks. Carl Wilhelm is my 3rd great grandfather. He is not well known today, but was one of Boerne’s and Kendall County’s original founders. The old Schweppe-Bradshaw house on north main street was his old homestead.

     

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