|Birth: ||Jun. 21, 1849|
|Death: ||Feb. 5, 1926|
Albrecht Wilhelm von Roeder was the son of Albrecht Ludwig von Roeder and Caroline Ernst. He was a farmer and carpenter in the Meyersville area and never married. His death record in the St. John church book indicates that he was not a member of the St. John congregation.
The following biography was written about his parents by Flora von Roeder:
Franz Ferdinand Albrecht Ludwig von Roeder (1811-1857), fighter in the Texas Revolution, son of Lt. Ludwig Siegismund Anton and Caroline Luise (Sack) von Roeder, was born on July 31, 1811, at Vorden, Westphalia, Prussia. On January 26, 1831, he enrolled at the University of Heidelberg, where he studied until the end of the 1831-32 winter semester. On October 1, 1832, he enrolled at Georg August University in Göttingen, where he studied law.
In the late winter of 1834 Roeder, two of his brothers, Joachim and Louis von Roeder, and his oldest sister, Valeska, immigrated to Texas as an advance party for the purpose of establishing a settlement to which the rest of the family was to follow. Shortly after their arrival at Cat Spring in Stephen F. Austin's colony in July they became seriously ill with yellow fever, and Joachim and Valeska died. Albrecht and Louis were nursed back to health by their brother Rudolf and brother-in-law, Robert Justus Kleberg.
From November 3 to December 13, 1835, Roeder served in the Army of the Republic of Texas. He participated in the siege of Bexar and after the fall of the Alamo, during the Runaway Scrape, helped the settlers rather than rejoin the army. After the war, Roeder returned to the vicinity of Cat Spring to farm. He was issued a certificate entitling him to one-third league of land on March 29, 1838. On August 6, 1841, he married his brother's widow Caroline Ernst; they had seven children.
About 1847 the Roeder and Kleberg families moved to the Lateiner Community on the Five-Mile Coleto Creek in the vicinity of Meyersville, DeWitt County. Roeder and his brother-in-law were among forty volunteers ambushed by Comanche Indians near Yorktown on Escondido Creek east of the San Antonio River. They both survived, but many of the volunteers, including Capt. John York, were killed. Roeder died on June 11, 1857, perhaps a casualty of the Cart War. His burial site is believed to be in the vicinity of Five-Mile Coleto Creek.
Caroline Ernst was the daughter of Johann Christian Friedrick Ernst (1796-1848) and Louise Gesine Auguste Weber (1800-1888). She was born in Varel, Oldenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany on 13 Feb 1819 and died in Lockhart, Caldwell Co, Texas on 12 May 1902.
Caroline first married Louis von Roeder on 21 May 1837 and had 3 children. After Louis' death, she married his brother, Albrecht Ludwig von Roeder, on 6 Aug 1841 and had 7 children. After Albrecht's death, she married Werner von Hinueber on 20 Feb 1861 and had 2 more children.
Caroline Ernst Von Hinuber (1819 - 1902)
Rosalie Von Roeder (1842 - 1907)*
Herman F A Von Roeder (1846 - 1926)*
Sigmund Otto Von Roeder (1848 - 1929)*
Albrecht Wilhelm von Roeder (1849 - 1926)
Johanna Von Roeder Gresser (1853 - 1919)*
Arthur Carl Werner Hinueber (1863 - 1947)*
Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Plot: Row 4
Maintained by: Edgar Dohmann
Originally Created by: Mary Beth Newland Ross
Record added: May 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70053258