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Ernst Johann VON ROSENBERG

Ernst Johann VON ROSENBERG

Male 1852 - 1915  (62 years)

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  • Name Ernst Johann VON ROSENBERG 
    Born 25 Nov 1852  Round Top, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 8 Aug 1860  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census Jun 1870  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 4 Jun 1900  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1900 San Antonio
    Baptism 3 Jul 1902  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 204 West 16th St.
    Residence Jun 1880: San Antonio St, Austin, Travis, TX  [6
    Religion Congregationalist 
    Occupation Clerk 
    Occupation Draftsman 
    Died 18 Aug 1915  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3916  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 8 Aug 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Auguste Franziska ANDERS,   b. 6 Nov 1825, Herzberg, Schweinitz, Sachsen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1897, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1849  Herzberg, Schweinitz, Sachsen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helene Clara LUNGKWITZ,   b. 29 Nov 1857, Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1925, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1879  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • by Rev. T. B. Lee, Episcopal minister at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Prof. and Mrs. Jacob Bickler
    Children 
    +1. Elisabeth Marie VON ROSENBERG,   b. 7 Aug 1880, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1967, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Cornelia Therese VON ROSENBERG,   b. 27 Aug 1882, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1883, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Marie Alice VON ROSENBERG,   b. 8 May 1884, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1957, Cypress Mill, Blanco, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Johanna Helene VON ROSENBERG,   b. 13 Nov 1886, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1972, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     5. Ernst Jacob VON ROSENBERG,   b. 9 Jan 1889, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Ralph William VON ROSENBERG,   b. 4 Oct 1891, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1961, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +7. Emma Martha VON ROSENBERG,   b. 17 Aug 1893, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Hermann Ursini VON ROSENBERG,   b. 3 Jan 1896, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1963, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Photos
    Children of Ernst J. von Rosenberg
    Children of Ernst J. von Rosenberg
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F2755  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1852 - Round Top, Fayette, 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 MapsMarried - 18 Oct 1879 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Jun 1900 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 3 Jul 1902 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1910 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Aug 1915 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law

  • Notes 
    • Ernst Johann, the third son of Karl William and Auguste Anders-von Rosenberg, was born on a farm near Round Top, Fayette County, Texas, on November 25, 1852.

      When he was three years old the family moved to Austin. Here Ernst received the limited schooling which was available in this section just before, during and right after the Civil War. He was too young to participate in that war.

      As a young man he was a member of the Travis Rifles, a local military company. This company was called out early in 1873 to uphold Governor-elect Richard Coke in the dispute with the incumbent carpetbag governor, E. J. Davis, as to when Coke should be inaugurated into office. Davis had placed colored troops in the Capitol to support him. The Travis Rifles were instructed to avoid a clash if possible. Ernst related that they spiked the Capitol cannons so as to render them useless. No violence occurred.

      One of the first positions he held was with the Johns Bank. He was appointed draftsman in the General Land Office on December 21, 1876, by Commissioner J. J. Gross. In 1913 Commissioner J. T. Robison appointed him chief draftsman. Except for the period from January, 1891, to June, 1893, he was an employee of the Land Office continuously from 1876 until his death. Sidney Porter, known as O. Henry, the short story writer, was a co-worker with Ernst in the Land Office.

      Ernst married Helene Lungkwitz in October, 1879.

      As a member and for forty years treasurer of Austin Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, he took a great interest and active part in the volunteer fire department of Austin. It is said that he turned in the alarm for the fire which destroyed the old Capitol and assisted in fighting the fire.

      In about 1903 he was elected to the City Council as Alderman from the Third Ward.

      He helped found the First Congregational Church of Austin.

      With very little schooling, through extensive reading, he was self-educated, and attained a remarkably well-rounded knowledge of many subjects. He was a conscientious, energetic, and industrious citizen. He was of medium height, blond, and of a rather military bearing like his father and brothers. Ernst was a loving and devoted husband and father.

      He died in August, 1915, following an illness of three months. His wife, four daughters, and three sons survived him. [9]

  • 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. 30.

    2. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 90, p. 3A, line 1.

    3. [S9] Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, p. 284(b), line 26.

    4. [S10] Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, p. 261, line 24.

    5. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 75, p. 4A, line 39.

    6. [S193] ED 133, p 11.

    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. 20.

    8. [S370] The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), pp. 30, 32.

    9. [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. 31.


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