Tombstone Tuesday: Ferdinand E. Harz

15 Dec
Ferdinand and Marie Harz’s Tombstone

Ferdinand E. Harz

Oct. 22, 1824

Apr. 8, 1903

Marie Harz

Feb. 5, 1844

June 2, 1933

Ferdinand Harz was born in Saxony, Germany. He came to Texas in 1853 and lived for a time in New Braunfels and later San Antonio. From 1854-1856 he took freight from Port Lavaca to El Paso. In 1861-1864 he served in the Confederacy with Captain W. E. Jones in a company with the Third Frontier District. He married Marie Beyer. They lived in Sisterdale for a time and later moved to Boerne. They had three children: Clara (Henry Clemens), Bertha (Adolph Weyrich) and Adolph married Ida Phillip.

Ferdinand E. Harz was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Ferdinand E. Harz marker; personally read 2020.

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


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