Our Family History

The Genealogy of Robert and Christina Barritt

Print Bookmark
Lina VON ROSENBERG

Lina VON ROSENBERG

Female 1864 - 1959  (94 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Lina VON ROSENBERG 
    Birth 27 Oct 1864  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census Jun 1870  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 3 Jun 1880  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Guadalupe St.
    Census 1 Aug 1900  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 408 15th
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 408 W. 15th St.
    Census 9 Jan 1920  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 408 W. 15th
    Census 7 Apr 1930  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 408 W. 15th St.
    Residence 14 Mar 1935  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 16 Jun 1959  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 3504 Werner Ave.
    Occupation Housewife 
    Cause of death Uremia 
    Death 16 Jun 1959  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • at Rader’s Nursing Home, 2705 East Ave.
    Burial 17 Jun 1959  Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    • Sec 2, Lot 842
    Person ID I3930  Dyal and Speckels
    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 locationd. 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 locationd. 6 Oct 1897, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 5 Sep 1849  Herzberg, Schweinitz, Sachsen, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F2735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Gordon BISSELL,   b. 29 Aug 1863, Rome, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Nov 1923, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 60 years) 
    Marriage 25 Dec 1890  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • by Rev. Lee, Episcopal minister
    Children 
    +1. Julia Emma BISSELL,   b. 30 Nov 1891, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Feb 1927, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years)
    +2. Charles Gordon BISSELL,   b. 1 Nov 1893, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Aug 1981, San Marcos, Hays, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
     3. Roland William BISSELL,   b. 16 Dec 1895, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Jun 1904, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 8 years)
    +4. George Anders BISSELL,   b. 15 Mar 1898, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Feb 1955, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)
    +5. Grace Lina BISSELL,   b. 6 Oct 1908, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 19 Sep 1958, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)
    Photos
    George and Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    George and Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    Family ID F2763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2011 

  • Photos
    Lina von Rosenberg
    Lina von Rosenberg
    Lina von Rosenberg
    Lina von Rosenberg
    Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    Lina von Rosenberg Bissell
    at age 93
    Auguste Anders von Rosenberg and her daughters
    Auguste Anders von Rosenberg and her daughters

  • Notes 
    • “Lina von Rosenberg was born on October 27, 1864, in the 300 block of West Second Street, Austin, Texas. Lina is the tenth child in a family of twelve. She seems to have been a favorite, being especially close to her father. This must have been because of their mutual love for flowers. She had a beautiful flower garden at the old home on West Sixteenth; there her father would go walking in the early morning during the warm weather. He seemed to be able to face the problems of the day better after enjoying the beauty of the garden at early sunrise.

      “As early as the age of six Lina helped with the family chores. The boys had to get off to work early in those days, and she and her sisters helped their mother get breakfast. They didn’t have just toast and coffee. They ate a big square meal consisting of steaks, biscuits, etc.

      “Lina graduated from Alta Vista Institute, located on West Fifteenth and Guadalupe Streets. This was run by Mrs. Helen Marr Kirby. She took private painting lessons from Professor Lungkwitz in her home three times a week. Later when she attended Alta Vista he gave her advanced lessons there. She also studied voice and piano. When she was about five or six years old, her first piano teacher was Professor Besserer. This was another mutual interest she had with her father, who was very fond of good music. William von Rosenberg saw to it that his beautiful daughters were well accomplished in the fine things of life, such as voice, piano and art.

      “In her youth Lina had slightly curly auburn hair and fair skin. Her blue eyes seem to have a twinkle in them. Their friends, when speaking of the sisters, would always refer to Lina as ‘the one with the laughing eyes.’

      “Lina married George Gordon Bissell on Christmas morning in 1890. The young couple went to Ft. Worth, Texas, to live for about a year and a half. Then they returned to Austin. She bore five children: Julia, Charles, Roland, George and Grace. Three of these are still living.

      “Now at the age of eighty-four she is enjoying good health and continues to raise flowers. The visits of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren add to her enjoyments.” [12]

  • Sources 
    1. [S155] Death Records, File #35464.

    2. [S11] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Travis County, Texas, ED 133, p. 8, line 27.

    3. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Travis County, Texas, p. 261, line 30.

    4. [S12] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, Travis County, Texas, ED 88, p. 2B, line 51.

    5. [S13] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Travis County, Texas, ED 71, p. 4A, line 49.

    6. [S14] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, Travis County, Texas, ED 102, p. 15B, line 18.

    7. [S15] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Travis County, Texas, ED 25, p. 7A, line 1.

    8. [S656] Friday, March 15, 1935, p. 1, “Ex-Commissioner of Lubbock Dies”.

    9. [S1382] Find A Grave, Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA, 13 Apr 2011.

    10. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 20.

    11. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), p. 46.

    12. [S370] ed., Alma von Rosenberg Tomlinson, The von Rosenberg Family of Texas, (Toepperwein Publishing Co. (Boerne, TX, 1949); reprint: Nortex Press (n.p., 1986)), pp. 47-48.