Tombstone Tuesday

Cunnigunda (Bernthal) Weber grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Cunnigunda Weber grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Kunigunda (née Bernthal) Weber founder’s marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Kunigunda (née Bernthal) Weber (13 February 1824-23 December 1878), along with her brother Johann Leonhard Bernthal and husband, Johann Conrad Weber, was among the fifteen original founders of Frankenmuth and St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Her headstone provides she died at the age of 54 years, 10 months, and 10 days. Kunigunda was buried on Christmas Day. She passed away from breast cancer.[1]

[1] Elaine Huber, translator, “St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan), Book II: Burials (1858-1885)” (typescript, 1993, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Offices, Frankenmuth), 1878, p. 2, “Weber, Kunigunda, widow, nee Bernthal”.

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