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.