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Obituary of Rosa Bergmann Dietert

OBITUARY

Mrs. Rosa Dietert, died in San Antonio, Sunday evening at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 20 days. She was born on August 10th in the year 1841, in Reichenberg, Austria. She came to America in the year 1853, at the age of twelve years; her maiden name was Rosa Bergman, she spent most of her life in Boerne and got married in the year 1860 on April the 8th, to William Dietert. She was the mother of nine children, eight living and one dead. Those that survive her are four sons, Theo Emil and Ed. of Kerrville, Ernst of Boerne, and four daughters; Mrs. Ida Dienger, of Boerne, Mrs. Olga Seffel ad Mrs. Rosy Vernon, of San Antonio, and Miss Alma Dietert of San Antonio.  She leaves seventeen grandchildren and one great. Services were read by Rev. Geo. Belsey, the Pall Bearers were Mesdames Joe Vogt, Paul Holekamp, Gus Bower, Charles Phillip, Chris. Schrader and August Dienger.”

Her funeral notice states she died June 30, 1918 and the funeral took place in the “family residence of her son, Ernest Dietert on July 2nd, at 5 p.m.”

The obituary in a San Antonio newspaper states she died at her home on “427 Montana Street, San Antonio where she had resided the past five years”

Rosa’s death certificate states she died of typhoid fever which she contracted in Boerne, Texas (yikes) and her father’s name was Bergman and mother maiden’s name was Ohnesorge.  Riebe Undertakers prepared the body for burial and sent it to Boerne. Her name on the death certificate is Mrs. Rosie Dietert. Miss Alma Dietert of 427 Montana provided the information.

It is amazing how much information I gathered about Rosa ‘Rosie” Bergmann Dietert from four small pieces of paper! Now on to census records, San Antonio City Directories, and descendants. I wonder if there was a typhoid outbreak in Boerne in 1918.

 Rosa is Adalbertha Bergmann Adam’s sister and the wife of Wilhelm Dietert.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Obituary. Boerne Star, 1918.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Funeral Notice, July 1918.

Dietert, Rosa Bergmann Obituary, “Mrs. Rosa Dietert Dead” San Antonio, 1918.

Texas. Texas State Board of Health, death certificate no. 23564, Mrs. Rosie Dietert (1918);Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Bergmann, Dietert

 

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Anton Bergmann and Patent #422703

Anton Bergmann

While looking at the newspapers on the Library of Congress web site, I discovered a short article entitled “Texas Patents.” It was front page news on March 5, 1890, in the Fort Worth Daily Gazette. A report from Washington DC stated that Anton Bergmann of Boerne in Kendall County, Texas, was issued a patent on March 4th for an ointment for curing skin disease.

In my search to find out more about this patent I discovered that Google has a patent website. The patent was filed on September 19,1889 and issued March 4, 1890 and was an improved treatment for ringworm or cutaneous troubles. The ointment ingredients were water, turpentine, soap, tobacco extract, and a tincture of arnica. James M. Sauer and Hilmar G. Froebel witnessed the document. For more details about the patent go tohttp://www.google.com/patents/US422703.  I wonder if he ever marketed the ointment.

Anton was the son of Joseph and Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann.

The Library of Congress website is free and an excellent place to find primary sources. Go to http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ . Take a look! You never know which relative will be in the news!

“Texas Patents.” Fort Worth Daily Gazette. March 5, 1890. Library of Congress. Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers. 13 August 2012. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86064205/1890-03-05&gt;

“Ointment for Skin Disease.” Google Patents.  13 August 2012. <http://www.google.com/patents&gt;

 
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Posted by on August 14, 2012 in Bergmann, Froebel, Kendall County

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Rosa Goerges

Rosa Goerges, daughter of Alexander and Rosa Bergmann Goerges Anna Maria Rosa Goerges

Born 2 August 1897

Died 18 May 1918

daughter of Alexander and Rosa Bergmann Goerges

granddaughter of Gustav and Mina Knopp Bergmann

great-granddaughter of Joseph and Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann

 

Rosa Goerges

 

 

 

Rosa died of tuberculosis. She had the disease for one year, five months and eighteen days.

Bexar County, Texas, Reg. Dist. No. 19495. “Texas Death Certificates.” database and images. “Anna Maria Rosa Goerges,” 18 May 1918; digital image, Fold3 http://www.fold3.com/image/#134389541  :accessed 6 March 2012.

Herman Sons’ Cemetery (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Rosa Goerges marker; personally read 2011.

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Bergmann, Cemeteries, Tombstone Tuesday

 

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Today is…Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam’s Wedding Anniversary

Conrad and Adalbertha Bergmann Adam Wedding

Conrad married the girl next door! When he first arrived in Boerne, Conrad lived and worked on the Dr. Ferdinand Herff farm. The Joseph Bergmann family was his closest neighbor. The houses were within easy walking distance from each other and so I think it is safe to say that Conrad saw the Bergmann family fairly regularly. In particular, Adalbertha. They were married on 16 February 1856 by Albert Moye, JP of the third precinct. Witnesses were R. G. ? and Anton Beyer. Their marriage license was recorded in the Bexar County Court House in San Antonio on 18 February 1856.

 

Bexar County, Texas, Marriage Licenses. No. 1370, Bergmann-Adam, 1856; County Clerk’s Office, San Antonio.

 
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Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Adam, Bergmann, Today is

 

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Bexar County Deed Records

A while back I was complaining about how I needed to go to the Bexar County Court House to look at deed records. My other option was I could order them on microfilm which I wasn’t too excited about. Mary, who belongs to the Local Family and History Archives at the Patrick Heath Public Library, said, “You don’t need to do either option, just go to this website https://gov.propertyinfo.com/tx-bexar/ and register. It’s free and you can search the Bexar County Deed Records from your home computer.” Wow! I had no idea! Since Kendall County was once part of Bexar County I was able to find land information for Joseph Bergmann, Gustav Bergmann, and Conrad Adam. It’s so easy and you can download and print the documents for your files. I’m ready for all counties to jump on the band wagon and digitize! Thank you Mary for this fabulous tip.

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Adam, Bergmann, Texas

 

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Simply Amazing!

 

Ninety-four years later

I have just returned from a trip to Houston to visit my college buds, Sharen and Rhonda. We had a wonderful time catching up on all the news, attending the Houston International Quilt Show and Discovering the Civil War Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and attending a one year old birthday party! Great times!

If you are interested in the Civil War, I highly recommend you make plans between now and April to visit the exhibit in Houston. Tons of primary sources, artifacts, and several touch screen interactive programs make the visit well worth the time!

On the way to Houston, Donna and I stopped off in LaGrange to do a little research on her family. We visited the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives located in the Fayette County Public Library. In a display on one of the tables, I found the book Passenger Lists for Galveston 1850-1855 by Albert J. Blaha, Sr. Joseph Bergmann and family arrived in Texas in 1853 and sure enough there was the listing of the passengers from the ship Texas. Unfortunately, only the head of household is listed with number of persons traveling with them. I was hoping the names of each person on board would be listed because Joseph Bergmann was traveling with 11 people and I want to know their names!

The ship Texas, an Oldenburg brig, was commanded by Captain D. Rabe and landed in Galveston on 12 June 1853 with 171 passengers. There were 11 families from Bohemia and 2 from Poland, and the rest of the families were from “German lands”. Once I saw the list another name caught my eye, Johann Gohring from Garkau, Bohemia. He is also a grandfather but on my mother‘s side. The Gohrings settled in DeWitt County, Texas. Ninety-four years later a descendant from each met in Kendall County and got married. Simply amazing!

Blaha, Albert J. Passenger Lists For Galveston 1850-1855. Houston, Texas, 1985.

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Bergmann

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Adolph Toepperwein

Adolph Toepperwein's Tombstone

Adolph “Ad” Toepperwein

Son of: E.A.F. and Johanna Bergmann Toepperwein

Grandson of: Joseph Bergmann

First cousin to: Julius Adam, my great grandfather

My first cousin 3x removed

Occupation: Exhibition sharp-shooter

Birth place: Boerne, Texas

Mission Burial Park South (San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas). Adolph Toepperwein marker, Calvary Garden,

Block 7, Lot 705, space 11 and 12; personally read, 2011.

 
 

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Joseph Bergmann Home

Joseph Bergmann Home

Simon Menger sold 54 acres of land from Survey No. 182 and 183 to Joseph Bergmann on 1 November 1853. The land was situated on the Cibolo about twenty five miles northwest of San Antonio. The east side of the property ended at Dr. Herff’s field and the west side was bounded by Fredericksburg Road. This road is now called the Old San Antonio Highway. There was a stipulation made by Menger in the deed that if Bergmann desired to sell the land and premises (there isn’t a description of the building) Menger had the first opportunity to purchase it again. Sam S. Smith, Bexar County Clerk of the County Court recorded this transaction on 15 November 1853 at 5:00 pm. Witnesses: W. H. Cleveland and Mariano Rodriguez.

In 1846, Simon Menger and his family arrived in Texas. He was well educated and  taught school and was a musician. The family moved several times before settling in San Antonio where he started Menger Soap Works which operated until World War I. The present day address is 500 North Santa Rosa St.

Bergmann, Joseph. Family Home circa 1900s. Photograph of the original. 2000. By Gunner Froebel. Digital copy privately held by Regina Adam and Kathryn Adam-Hurst. Boerne, Texas. 2011.

Kendall County, Texas, “Transcribed Records of Bexar County,” Vol. 1: 286-288; Simon Menger to Joseph  Bergmann, 15 November 1853; County Clerk’s Office, Kendall County. Bexar County, Texas. “Deed Records,” Vol. 1: 605-606; Bexar County Clerk’s Office, Bexar County.

Menger, Rudoph. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscences. San Antonio: Guessaz and Ferlet Co., 1913. http://books.google.com

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Bergmann

 

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Gustav Bergmann Family

I can’t believe it! It’s the second week of October. Even though friends were visitng, I thought I would be able to squeeze in a post or two last week. But as you can tell, that didn’t happen. On Monday morning, October 3, my son called. He was in the hospital. It seems his appendix didn’t like him anymore and wanted to leave and it did just that! I am thankful he didn’t try to “tough it out” thinking the pain would go away. As a result, the week quickly slipped by.

St. John's Lutheran Church San Antonio, Texas

Great news! I have new information about Wilhelmina Bergmann, wife of Gustav Bergmann and daughter-in-law of Joseph Bergmann. I received an email from Maria Pfeiffer, archivist at St. John’s Lutheran Church in San Antonio. She checked their burial files and found that Wilhelmina’s maiden name was Knopp and not Finger as was stated on Mina Bergmann Federolf’s death certificate. Mina was her second oldest daughter. Wilhelmina’s birth and death dates were also listed! Yea!! She was born 2 April 1832 and died 5 May 1904. Her tombstone had 1905 as her death date and no other dates.

The Bergmann families were members of St. John’s Lutheran Church which is located on Nueva Street in downtown San Antonio. All three daughters married there.

Gustav Bergmann   

Born 13 June 1839 - Died 13 Jan 1895

Their children:

Rosa Bergmann

Born 6 July 1865 in Boerne, Kendall County, Texas – Died 25 June 1944 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 21 April 1883 to Alexander Goerges

 Mina Bergmann

Born 31 December 1869 Boerne, Kendall County, Texas -Died 16 June 1960 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 15 September 1888 to George Federolf

Ida Bergmann

Born 4 December 1873 – Died 31 August 1901 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Married 7 March 1889 to Edward E. Dillard

Married 1900? Fritz Groos

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Bergmann

 

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Tombstone Tuesday: Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann

Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann

Theresia Ohnesorge Bergmann

Born 15 October 1813
Machendorf, Boehem
Died 4 August 1889
Boerne, Kendall County, Texas
Buried in Boerne Cemetery.

Joseph and Theresia Bergmann's tombstones 2011

 
 

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