Tombstone Tuesday : Johann Konrad Weber

Johann Konrad Weber grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Johann Konrad Weber grave marker, St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery, Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Johann Konrad Weber (01 Apr 1806-24 May 1861) was another of Frankenmuth’s 15 original settlers. At age 39, he was the eldest of the party.[1] He was married to to Kunigunda Barbara Bernthal, 18 years his junior, on 20 April 1845 aboard the Bark Caroline.[2] He passed away at 55 years of age from “dropsy of the chest” and a “lung ailment.”[3] Although the original grave marker no longer stands, his burial location is marked with two commemorative plaques.

Sources:

[1]Manifest stamped no. 391, Bark Caroline, 09 June 1845; “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1820-1897,” Microfilm Publication M237, roll no. 058, National Archives at Washington, D.C.; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 January 2014).

[2]Huber, Elaine, translator, “St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan, Book I: (1847-1857),” (typescript, 1990, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Offices, Frankenmuth), No. 4.

[3]Elaine Huber, translator, “St. Lorenz Lutheran Church (Frankenmuth, Michigan), Book II: Burials (1858-1885)” (typescript, 1993, St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Offices, Frankenmuth), 1861 p. 1, “Weber, Johann Konrad”.

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