H.R. Von Bieberstein

Hermann R. Von Bieberstein

Full Name: Hermann Rogalla Von Bieberstein
Other surnames: Biberstein
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)   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, Burton, Washington County. Directory of the Members and Officers of the Fourteenth Legislature of the State of Texas . . ., 1874.
(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 top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • H.R. Von Bieberstein, age 83, birthplace Germany, death date 3/18/1906 in Brenham, Washington County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 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.
  • 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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Committee Information top

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  
Public Debt  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Sam Houston Monument (Co-Chair) 

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