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Hermann R. Von Bieberstein

H.R. Von Bieberstein
Full Name: Hermann Rogalla Von Bieberstein
Other surnames: Biberstein
Birth date: March 12, 1823
Death date: March 18, 1906

Terms of Service

  • House, 15th (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) Legislature
    5/13/1876 - 8/2/1876
    Democrat
  • House, 14th (1) (8) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
    Democrat
(1) H.R. Von Biberstein, Burton, Washington County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . . 1874.
(2) Mentioned in "The news from Austin . . . Resignations of Representative Barziza and four others accepted after critical debate . . . Hunter restored to his seat . . . Other resignations not improbable," Thursday, 8/3/1876, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) La Bahia is in southwestern Washington County and was named for the La Bahia Road, a main county road that passes through the community. Handbook of Texas Online .
(4) Resignation letter and Gov. Coke's transmittal letter to Speaker, 8/2/1876, pp. 742-743. House Journal .
(5) Resolution to seat and oath administered, 5/13/1876, p. 149. House Journal .
(6) Committee on Privileges and Elections report on contested election, 5/13/1876, pp. 148-149, concluding that A.W. Wilder did not receive a majority of all the "legal votes cast" and that H.R. Von Bieberstein is entitled to the seat. House Journal .
(7) H.R. Von Bieberstein, in election contest 5/13/1876, sworn the same day, unseated Allen W. Wilder. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(8) H.R. Von Bieberstein, La Bahia Prairie, Washington County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Hermann Rogalla von Bieberstein, birth date 3/12/1823, death date 3/18/1906, burial in Jaeger-Witte Cemetery, Greenvine, Washington County. Find a Grave .
  • VON BIEBERSTEIN, HERMANN ROGALLA (1823-1906). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, H.R. Von Biberstein, pp. 105-106. Native of Prussia; "now resides at La Bahia Prairie, near Burton, in Washington county." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Describes settlers in the "La Bahia prairie," including Hermann R. von Bieberstein, a civil engineer and surveyor, marriage to Adele Hagedorn, pp. 56-57. The History of the German Settlements in Texas, 1831-1861 1930.
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