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Dorothy BENGENER

Dorothy BENGENER

Female 1836 - 1913  (77 years)

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  • Name Dorothy BENGENER  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1836  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Dorothea 
    Census 8 Aug 1860  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census Jun 1870  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 7 Jun 1900  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1203 Cotton
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 610 Guadalupe
    Occupation Housewife 
    Cause of death Senility 
    Died 16 Aug 1913  Laredo, Webb, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • at 8 p.m. at 1814 Victoria
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Section 3 Lot 929
    Person ID I12496  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2018 

    Family Jacob C. HORNBERGER,   b. Abt 1829, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1911, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 6 Dec 1855  Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Divorced Yes, date unknown  [5
    Children 
    +1. William Christian HORNBERGER,   b. 14 Sep 1856, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1917, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2011 
    Family ID F8797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Apr 1836 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Dec 1855 - Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Aug 1860 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Jun 1870 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1880 - Travis County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1900 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1910 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Aug 1913 - Laredo, Webb, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Dorothy Bengener Hornberger
    Dorothy Bengener Hornberger

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy and her family arrived from Peine, Hanover aboard the “Hercules” in November 1845. They landed in Galveston. She was the only daughter, having 4 brothers. In less than 6 months after arriving in Texas both her parents and two of her brothers died of either cholera or yellow fever. Their deaths are listed in the New Braunfels church records. Dorothy was 10 at the time. Her oldest brother Heinrich was 19 and the youngest, Wilhelm, was 5. Evidently Heinrich struck out on his own. Dorothy went to live with the Scholzburg family and Wilhelm with the Willcox family.
       
      Her family was accompanied by four other families by the name of Pape, which is the surname of Dorothy's mother. In 1855 she married Jacob Hornberger. She was 20 years old. It is not known how they met or when she came to Travis County. Evidently according to court records they had some property in Austin. Dorothy inherited 640 acres, but it is not known from whom as yet.
       
      In 1884 she filed for divorce from Jacob and requested that she be given their homestead. After the divorce was granted and after her daughter Lena was married she lived alone. She lived for many years at 1203 Cotton in Austin. [10]

  • Sources 
    1. [S370] The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 44.

    2. [S1382] Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA, Find A Grave, 9 May 2011.

    3. [S155] Death Records, File #18181.

    4. [S9] Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, p. 282(b), line 24.

    5. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 94, p. 13B, line 67.

    6. [S10] Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, p. 269(b), line 27.

    7. [S11] Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 122, p. 9, line 34.

    8. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 69, p. 2A, line 49.

    9. [S1315] Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973, FamilySearch, Source film: 978164.

    10. [S3050] .


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