Tombstone Tuesday: Karl Dienger

22 Dec
Karl and Dorothea Dienger’s tombstone, Boerne Cemetery

Dorothea Dienger

Born in Bodenwerder

Hanover, Ger.

July 7, 1837

Died Sept 29, 1930

Karl Dienger


in Hausen, Baden, Germany

Apr. 26, 1821

Died Apr. 27, 1899

Karl came to Texas with his two sisters, Kundingunda Bertha (married August Staffel) and Caroline. In 1856 he married Dorothea Boerner. For twenty years, Karl taught German and music in the Boerne School. He signed the 1859 petition to form Kendall County, was a founder of the Boerne Genangverein in 1860, and served in a company in the Third Frontier District in Kendall County during the Civil War. The couple had six children.

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

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Karl Dienger marker; personally read, November, 2020.

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


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