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Carl AMBERG[1]

Male 1826 - 1884  (57 years)


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  • Name Carl AMBERG 
    Birth 27 Dec 1826  Kingdom of Hanover Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 2 Jul 1860  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • P.O. Rutersville
    Census 20 Mar 1870  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Beat No. 1, P.O. Rutersville
    Census 22 Jun 1880  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Justice Precinct 1
    Religion Lutheran 
    Occupation Merchant 
    Death 21 Apr 1884 
    Burial Old La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5546  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2007 

    Family Auguste DIETRICH,   b. 26 Jun 1830, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Nov 1902 (Age 72 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Carl Walter AMBERG,   b. 28 Nov 1875, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Feb 1955, Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F3763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 6 May 2023 

  • Headstones
    Amberg, Carl and Auguste
    Amberg, Carl and Auguste

  • Notes 
    • Carl acquired a literary and mercantile education in his homeland of Hanover in Germany. He was the son of a merchant. He left Germany as a young man, and after a long voyage of six weeks the ship made port at Galveston. Carl went to Houston with freighters who were going into the interior. He established his own mercantile business in Rutersville. Carl remained engaged in the mercantile business until his death. As written in A History of Texas and Texans by Frank W. Johnson, Carl “possessed the milk of human kindness. Some of his countrymen came to America with the money loaned them by him, and he saw to it that no one suffered for the lack of the necessities of life as the instances were presented to his notice. He seemed not to care for great accumulations or great wealth and never seemed to realize the value of real estate in the future as it lay out before him in its untamed state.” Carl became a United States citizen and voted with the Republican party. He served several years as a justice of the peace. He was a member of the Lutheran church and was also a Mason of high rank. [5]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] conducted by Robert C. Barritt, Headstone survey, 13 Apr 2007.

    2. [S9] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Eighth Census of the United States, 1860, Fayette County, Texas, p. 293.

    3. [S10] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, Fayette County, Texas, p. 300.

    4. [S11] United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, Fayette County, Texas, ED 56, p. 22.

    5. [S90] Frank W. Johnson, A History of Texas and Texans.