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Frankfurt am Main in Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany
 

Johann Wolfgang Textor

 
 
Johann Wolfgang Textor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
1. Johann Wolfgang Textor Marker
Inscription.
Hier stand das Haus des
Stadtschultheissen

Johann Wolfgang Textor,

wo am 19.2.1731 Goethes
Mutter geboren wurde

[English translation:]

Here stood the house of the city educational magistrate, Johann Wolfgang Textor, where on February 19, 1731, Goethe's mother was born.
 
Location. 50° 6.934′ N, 8° 41.188′ E. Marker is in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, in Frankfurt. Marker is at the intersection of Grosse Friedberger Strasse and Kleine Friedberger Strasse, on the left when traveling south on Grosse Friedberger Strasse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grosse Friedberger Strasse 16, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen 60313, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frankfurter Engel / Angel of Frankfurt (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Staufermauer (about 210 meters away); Friedrich Stoltze Geburtshaus / Birthplace (approx. half a kilometer away); Frankfurt Romani Memorial (approx. half a kilometer away); Joachim von Sandrart (1606 - 1688) (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Hauptwache / Main Guardhouse
Johann Wolfgang Textor Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 22, 2016
2. Johann Wolfgang Textor Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here on the corner of the building, just above head height.
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Johanna Kirchner (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Hotel Schwan (approx. 0.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frankfurt am Main.
 
Regarding Johann Wolfgang Textor. Although important in his own right, Johann Wolfgang Textor is the grandfather of one of Germany's best known authors, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, and was the father of Goethe's mother, Katharina Elisabeth Goethe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Katharina Elisabeth Goethe (Wikipedia). Katharina Elisabeth Goethe, known as "Frau Rat" (19 February 1731 - 13 September 1808) was the mother of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe....She was born and died at Frankfurt am Main, and was a daughter of Johann Wolfgang Textor, a prominent citizen of Frankfurt. She married Johann Kaspar Goethe, on 20 August 1748, and had four children by him. She was a woman of exceptional intellect, marked individuality, and a joyous cast of mind, as evidenced by her letters, and in the frequent references to her found in the works of her son, upon whose intellectual development she undoubtedly exerted a remarkable influence. (Submitted on December 23, 2016.) 

2. Johann Wolfgang Textor (Wikipedia, German only)
Friedbergergasse No. 10 image. Click for full size.
By Carl Theodor Reiffenstein, 1862
3. Friedbergergasse No. 10
The house and garden of Johann Wolfgang Textor, Friedbergergasse No. 10. Built in 1714 by Christoph Heinrich Textor, damaged in 1796 and then rebuilt, demolished in May, 1863. Goethe mentioned it in Poetry and Truth, with its large gate with battlements, the narrow access to the courtyard, and the trellises of peach trees on the south side of the garden. Historic drawing by Carl Theodor Reiffenstein in 1862, depicting the state of the home at the time of Goethe's youth. - Wikipedia Commons
. (Submitted on December 23, 2016.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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