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Peter Carl Johann VON ROSENBERG

Peter Carl Johann VON ROSENBERG

Male 1794 - 1866  (72 years)

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  • Name Peter Carl Johann VON ROSENBERG 
    Born 2 Oct 1794  Eckitten, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 5 Oct 1794  Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • in Sankt Johannis Kirche
    Emigration 1 Oct 1849  Bremen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration 6 Dec 1849  Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • aboard the Bark “Franziska”
    Census 2 Sep 1850  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Naturalization 26 Mar 1856  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 27 Jun 1860  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • P.O. Round Top
    Religion Lutheran 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Died 19 Oct 1866  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Person ID I3855  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Father Otto Bohlschwing VON ROSENBERG,   b. 1766, Raddeilen, Memel, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1817, Sarasen, Vilna, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Maria Wilhelmine VON STEMPEL,   b. 1768,   d. 1831  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1791  Eckitten, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Divorced 1803  [10
    Family ID F2724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Johanna Dorothea FROELICH,   b. 12 Jun 1797, Tilsit, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1826, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1819  Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Carl Hermann VON ROSENBERG,   b. 15 Apr 1820, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1827, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
    +2. Carl Wilhelm VON ROSENBERG,   b. 14 Oct 1821, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1901, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Johanna Carolina VON ROSENBERG,   b. 22 May 1824, Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Nassau, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +4. Johannes Carl VON ROSENBERG,   b. 21 Mar 1826, Eckitten, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1906, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2011 
    Family ID F2723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Amanda Henriette Louise FALLIER,   b. 6 Sep 1806, Königsberg, Ostpreußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1864, Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1830  Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Children 
    +1. Carl Eugen VON ROSENBERG,   b. 13 Dec 1830, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1913, Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Amanda Karoline VON ROSENBERG,   b. 15 Jun 1832, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1911, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Carl Alexander VON ROSENBERG,   b. 27 Oct 1833, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1864, Liberty, Liberty, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +4. Carl August Walter VON ROSENBERG,   b. 31 Aug 1839, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1903, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. Carl Freidrich Wilhelm VON ROSENBERG,   b. 11 Oct 1844, Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Charlotte Wilhelmine Libussa FROELICH,   b. 9 Nov 1839, Ragnit, Ragnit, Preußen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1918, Hallettsville, Lavaca, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Photos
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg family
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg family
    front (L to R): Alexander, Peter Carl, Amanda, Libussa Froelich, Walter; back (L to R): Johannes, Johanna, Lina, Eugen
    Last Modified 9 May 2011 
    Family ID F2718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1794 - Eckitten, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 5 Oct 1794 - Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jun 1819 - Memel, Memel, Ostpreußen, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Feb 1830 - Memel, Memel, Preußen, Prussia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1 Oct 1849 - Bremen, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 6 Dec 1849 - Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Sep 1850 - Fayette County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNaturalization - 26 Mar 1856 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 27 Jun 1860 - Fayette County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1866 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg
    Peter Carl von Rosenberg

    Documents
    Carl von Rosenberg naturalization - Declaration of Intent
    Carl von Rosenberg naturalization - Declaration of Intent

    Headstones
    von Rosenberg, Peter Carl Johann
    von Rosenberg, Peter Carl Johann
    Inscription: A soldier of Waterloo. A pioneer of Texas.

  • Notes 
    • “Peter Carl Johann von Rosenberg was the third son of Otto von Rosenberg and his second wife, Maria Wilhelmine von Stempel-von Rosenberg, of Raddeilen and Eckitten Estates. He was nine years old when his parents were divorced and we know nothing of his early life and education. He enlisted in the Prussian Army at an early age and at twenty-one he became a lieutenant in the cavalry. He was a member of the Uhlans and on the old scroll he is called a Jager, which was a title given to certain German cavalry regiments.

      “He later told his grandson Arthur von Rosenberg that in the Battle of Leipzig his horse’s mouth was shot away, but he quickly mounted another horse whose rider had been killed.

      “He fought with the Prussian guards under Bluecher with Wellington. When Napoleon faced the English on Belgian soil at Waterloo, with the remnant of the once-defeated Prussians and the fresh Prussian forces under Bluecher, the tide of battle turned on June 18, 1815. The histories tell us this Prussian Guard knew how to die but not how to surrender.

      “The Uhlans fought with lances. They were chiefly employed for reconnoitering, skirmishing, and outpost duty. Originally they were light cavalry. Peter Carl was a Lieutenant in this company at Waterloo, we learn from the old scroll and from letters.

      “In 1819 he inherited Eckitten Estate after the death of his widowed stepmother, and the same year he married Johanna Dorothea Froelich. They had four children before she died at the age of twenty-nine, six weeks after the birth of Johannes.

      “Peter Carl was a “Frei Denker” and in the disturbing days of 1848 was severely criticized for his political views. The consequent humiliation of the family was the direct cause of the immigration to Texas.” [12]

  • 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. 16.

    2. [S1441] Kirchenbuch, 1788-1815, p. 186, no. 4.

    3. [S1413] .

    4. [S8] Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, p. 193.

    5. [S1442] Naturalization Civil Minutes, District Clerk, Vol. G–1, pp. 118-119.

    6. [S9] Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, p. 283.

    7. [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 16.

    8. [S77] Headstone survey, conducted by Robert C. Barritt.

    9. [S970] Jon Todd Koenig’s Family Tree, Jon Todd Koenig, 5 Jun 2011.

    10. [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. 13.

    11. [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. 90.

    12. [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. 17.


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