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Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG

Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG

Male 1866 - 1931  (65 years)

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  • Name Frederick Charles VON ROSENBERG 
    Born 3 Nov 1866  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1931  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • at the Littlefield Building
    Buried 15 Nov 1931  Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3932  von Rosenberg Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 May 2011 

    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 
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Nina Electa STEPHENS,   b. 28 Feb 1872, Boise, Ada, Idaho Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1966, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1892  Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Records on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org indicate 19 Dec 1893
    Children 
     1. Esther May VON ROSENBERG,   b. 21 Sep 1893, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1982, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Frederick Gotthardt VON ROSENBERG,   b. 30 Oct 1903, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1988, Travis County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F2764  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg
    Frederick C. von Rosenberg
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Frederick Carl von Rosenberg
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law
    Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg with his sons and sons-in-law

  • Notes 
    • “Frederick Charles von Rosenberg, though not tall, carried himself with military bearing. His face, especially the large blue eyes, expressed intellectual vigor. He attended private schools in Austin until he entered the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, graduating in 1884 at seventeen with scholastic and military honors. In 1884-1885 he studied law at the University of Texas and helped organize Tau chapter of Kappa Sigma, a national Greek-letter college fraternity.

      “The next two years he studied civil engineering at Maryland Military and Naval Academy, Oxford, Maryland, where he was student assistant in English, cadet colonel and assistant commandant. He entered the School of Law at Georgetown University in Washington, D. C., in October, 1887. At this time he became a charter member of the “President’s Troop,” District of Columbia National Guard. The summer vacation of 1888 was spent as a civil engineer with a silver mining company in Chihuahua, Mexico.

      “The year 1889 had special import for him for in that year he received his Bachelor of Law Degree from Georgetown University and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the Dist. of Columbia on May 13. He was elected Worthy Grand Master of the national organization of Kappa Sigma, and received as a graduation gift from his father a four month’s tour of Europe. In 1889 he also began his long and successful legal career in Austin.

      “Frederick specialized in land title practice for which his engineering education particularly fitted him. Under Governor Campbell, he served as Chairman of the Board for the State School for the Blind, and later Chairman of the State Mining Board, resigning to fill an unexpired term as Commissioner of Insurance and Banking.

      “On December 19, 1892, in Boise City, Idaho, Frederick married Miss Nina Electa Stephens, daughter of Dr. John Livingston Stephens and Cordelia Beatrice Greene-Stephens. Two children were born to them, Esther May and Frederick Gotthardt. Frederick Charles was confirmed in the Episcopal Church April 5, 1903, and for 28 years served as a vestryman of his parish church. He was a member of the A. A. S. R. Freemasonry, Thirty-Second Degree, and the Shrine.

      “We quote from ‘The Austin American’ newspaper for November 18, 1931: ‘Fundamentally he believed in constitutional government and constitutional liberty. His ideals were of the highest and his practices of the best. He was cultured, dignified, broadminded, a man of sturdy convictions but ever generous in his charity and his criticism and his belief in justice between man and man.’”

  • Sources 
    1. [S1102] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington D.C.; Passport Applications, 1795-1905; Microfilm Serial: M1372;Roll #330.

    2. [S155] Death Records, File #53652.

    3. [S11] Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Travis County, Texas, ED 133, p. 8, line 28.

    4. [S181] Idaho Marriages, 1842-1996, Upper Snake River Family History Center and Ricks College (Rexburg, Idaho), (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005), This record can be found in the marriage book at the County Courthouse located in Ada Co., ID in Volume A on Page 393.