Friday, February 11, 2011
Mrs. Kunigunde Roder Textor
Records from Erie County Probate Court indicate that Albert Textor married Kunigunde Roder on October 13, 1855. Albert Textor was connected with both a wine manufacturing business as well as a jewelry store in Sandusky for many years. In the 1880 U.S. Census, A. Textor is listed as a merchant, who was born in Germany, and his age was 45. Kunigunde, spelled Keneakada in the census, was also born in Germany, and her age in 1880 was 46. Three children resided in the Textor home in 1880. They were: Oscar,age 20; Alix, age 18; and Cora. age 13. In the 1870 Erie County Census, daughter Amanda was listed as well. Amanda Textor was 14 in 1870. Erie County Probate records tell us that Amanda Textor married Henry Moore in 1879.
Mrs. Kunigunde Textor passed away on January 13, 1904, after a lengthy illness. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. (Note: though Mrs. Textor's tombstone reads 1903, newspaper accounts of her death indicate that she died in 1904.)
According to the book HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN NAMES, by Charlotte Mary Yonge, (MacMillan, 1884), the name Kunigund/Kunigunde means "bold war." It can have a variety of spellings.