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Tombstone Tuesday: Christian Ammann

01 Dec

Mother

Sophie Ammann

Born March 6, 1824

Died Jan 4, 1914

Father

Christian Ammann

Born April 8, 1815

Died Dec. 14, 1881

Christian Ammann was born in Verlberg, Tyrol, Austria. He came to Texas in 1846 with two brothers, Louis and Andreas, and settled in La Grange. One year later he married Sophia Meckel. They moved to San Antonio and lived there for about four years and then moved to a farm along the Guadalupe River. The river crossing near their home is now called Ammann’s Crossing. He was one of the signers of the 1859 petition to form Kendall County. Christian and Sophia raised seven children, Claudia (1m Ernst Toepperwein, 2m Joe Barino); Carl married Katrina Gombert; Albert married Emma Zimmermann; Mary (Adam Schwarz); Anna (John Reinhard), Adolph married Anna Schwarz; Fannie (Rogers).

Christian Ammann was one of thirty-three inhabitants who purchased burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Christian Ammann marker; personally read, November, 2020.

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

 

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