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Hornberger Family Photograph Album

An Inventory of the Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Hornberger family
Title: Hornberger Family Photograph Album
Inclusive Dates: circa 1880-1930
Abstract: The photo album, circa 1880s through the early 1900s, contains portraits of the Hornberger, von Rosenberg, Giesen, Bissell, and von Carlowitz family members from the Travis County, Texas area.
Identification: AR.2011.041
Quantity: .4 linear feet (1 photo album)
Location: Outer Vault
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe, PO BOX 2287, Austin, TX 78768

Biographical Note

The photo album appears to have belonged to Anna Hornberger, formally Anna von Rosenberg. Anna was born on October 10, 1860, one of the twelve children born to Wilhelm (William) and Auguste Franziska (Anders) von Rosenberg. Accompanied by his family, William and Auguste arrived in Galveston, Texas from Germany in 1849 and moved to Austin, Texas in 1856. Anna's siblings were: Charles, married Walleska Sutor; Arthur, married Mary Holland; Earnest, married Hellena Lungkwitz; Paul, married Cornelia McCuistion; Laura, married C. von Carlowitz; Emma, married August Giesen; William, married Louise Rhode; Lina, married George G. Bissell; Frederick C., married Nina Stephens; and Mina Agnes. Anna married William C. Hornberger in 1881. A list of births included in the photo album indicates that the couple had nine children.

Scope and Contents

The photograph album contains approximately seventy portraits of family members of Anna Hornberger. Included are photographs of Anna's siblings and their respective families, as well as members of the extended family. Surnames include Giesen, von Rosenberg, Wupperman, Bissell, Linderman, Schench, Goeth, and Beckman. The photographs in the album are not captioned but the donor provided a list of names for each page and their relationship to Anna "Grandmother Hornberger" and William "Grandfather Hornberger". Given known birth dates of some of the people represented in the photo album it is estimated that the photographs date from the 1880s through the early 1900s.


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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Beckman, August.
Beckman, Emma.
Beckman, Henry.
Bissell, Charles.
Bissell, George.
Bissell, Lina von Rosenberg.
Giesen, August.
Giesen, Emma von Rosenberg.
Giesen, Margaret.
Giesen, Walter.
Giesen, Hilmer.
Goeth, Mary.
Hornberger, Dorothy.
Hornberger, Emma.
Hornberger, Ernest.
Hornberger, Robert.
Hornberger, William.
von Carlowitz, Laura von Rosenberg.
von Rosenberg, Charles.
von Rosenberg, Emma.
von Rosenberg, Federick.
Von Rosenberg, Mina.
von Rosenberg, William.
Family Names:
Bissell family.
Giesen family.
Goeth family.
Hornberger family.
Schench family.
von Carlowitz family.
von Rosenberg family.
Austin (Tex.)
Germans in Texas.

Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts

  • AR.1995.002 Von Rosenberg Papers
  • Von Rosenberg Family Paper (located at the Briscoe Center for American History)

Biography Files

  • Carl Wilhelm von Rosenberg, 1821-1901
  • Walter Otto Wupperman, 1874-1950
  • Giesen family

General Collection

  • A 929.2 VO Von Rosenberg, Amanda Fallier. Emigration of the von Rosenbergs To Texas, 1849: From the Diary of the Pioneer Mother, Published In The German Froelich Book Of 1908.
  • A 929.2 VO The Von Rosenberg Family Record, Book II.
  • A 929.2 VO The Von Rosenberg Family Of Texas: A Record With Historical Facts and Legends of the Ancient Prussian Family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by a member the Hornberger family.

Preferred Citation

Hornberger Family Photograph Album (AR.2011.041). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2011/055

Donation Date: 2011

Processing Information

Finding aid created and encoded by Molly Hults.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Location PhotoAlbum
Outer Vault No. 149 Hornberger family photo album, circa 1880s - early 1900s