Tombstone Tuesday: John F. Stendebach

05 Jan
Katharina (Nichols) and John F. Stendebach, Boerne Cemetery

Katharina Stendebach

Born in Germany

Jan 29, 1834

Died Oct. 11, 1915

John F. Stendebach

Born in Germany

Oct. 20, 1826

Died July 20, 1890

Johann Franz Stendebach immigrated to Texas in 1850. While living in San Antonio, he met and married Katharina Nichols. He farmed and was an excellent stonemason and built many building in Boerne including the first court house. He signed the 1859 petition to form Kendall County and was elected Sheriff of Kendall County in 1870 and was reelected three times.

John F. Stendebach was one of thirty-three inhabitants to purchase burial plots in the Boerne Cemetery in 1867.

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). John F. Stendebach marker; personally read 2020.

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


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