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Hermann Von Bieberstein Hermann R. Von Bieberstein
Full Name: Hermann Rogalla Von Bieberstein
Other surnames: Biberstein, Bieberstein
Date of birth: March 12, 1823
Date of death: March 18, 1906

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 39 May 13, 1876 - Aug 2, 1876 15th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat La Bahia / Washington   Washington
H 16 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (7) (8) (9) (10) (11)   Democrat La Bahia / Washington   Burleson, Washington
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
(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) 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.
(7) H.R. Von Biberstein. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(8) Home post office - Burton; home county - Washington. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(9) H.R. Von Biberstein. House Journal.
(10) H.R. Von Bieberstein. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(11) Home address - La Bahia Prairie; home county - Washington. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Hermann Rogalla von Bieberstein, birth date 3/12/1823, death date 3/18/1906, interment in Jaeger-Witte Cemetery, Greenvine, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Hermann R. Von Bieberstein, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Hermann Von Bieberstein, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 15th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    15th R.S. - 1876
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    County Surveyors, Election and Compensation of (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Immigration  
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Sam Houston Monument (Co-Chair) 
     

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