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The life and times of the Conrad Adam family in Kendall County, Texas

Christopher Humboldt’s tombstone in Boerne Cemetery

Christopher Charles Humboldt

born 14 December 1817 in ? ,Germany

died 26 February 1881 in Boerne, Tex

Christopher Humboldt arrived in Texas about 1854. On the 1867 Voter’s Registration of Kendall County he stated he had been living in Texas for thirteen years and five years in Kendall County. He was naturalized in Kerr County on 27 July 1858. In the Kerr County Commissioners Court Minutes on 11 July 1861 “Christoph Humboldt demanded rent due him from the county for a building rented for use as the courthouse, for seven months from December 1, 1860, to July 1, 1861, at $3.50 per month, or a total of $24.50.” After they paid him, the minutes state, “Christoph Humboldt offers his house again to the court at the same rate of rent and it is ordered by the court that the house is and shall be hereby rented for the next six months.”

He was married to Magdalena. They had two daughters Anne and Amelia and one son Christopher who died in 1869 and is buried in the Boerne Cemetery.

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

Boerne Cemetery (Boerne, Kendall County, Texas). Christopher Humboldt. marker; personally read November 2020.

Watkins, Clara. Kerr County, Texas 1856 – 1976. Hill Country Preservation Society, Inc. Bicentennial Edition, 1975.

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