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Bertha von Roth Hirt
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1852
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Jan. 17, 1924
Rockdale
Milam County
Texas, USA

Bertha von Roth was born in Ottenhaefen, Germany. She died at the age of 70 in the small community of Salty, just outside of Thorndale Texas.

She married Joseph Hirt in Germany, about 1873.

Bertha became the mother of 12 children:
Emile Hirt
Otthaefen Germany (May 6, 1876)
Rosa Hirt
Otthaefen Germany (Sep 1, 1877)
Fannie Hirt
Ottenhaefen Germany (Dec 25, 1878)
Joseph Frank Hirt Jr.
Ottenhaefen Germany (Dec 22, 1879)
August Hirt - Missouri USA (Oct 15, 1882)
Emma Hirt - Salty TX (Aug 21, 1884)
Louise Hirt - Salty TX (Jan 7, 1886)
Mary Hirt - Salty TX (Sep 12, 1887)
Minnie Hirt - Salty TX (Sep 7, 1889)
Willie Hirt - Salty TX (Nov 6, 1890)
Max Leo Hirt - Salty TX (Feb 4, 1892)
Emil Hirt - Salty TX (Sep 7, 1897)

Joseph & Bertha immigrated to the US Mar 8, 1881.

Destination: New York, arrived on the vessel Labrador.

It is probable that Joseph and his family made the trek to Texas via rail to St Louis and Hannibal, Missouri, than on to Moberly, Kansas City and Sedlia over the widely publicized "Great Immirant Route" The Missouri, Kansas and Texas "Katy" railway. It is also possible that the tickets had been purchased in advance in Germany and that they had planned in advance to settle in Milam County near Rockdale. (Source: History of Milam County, p 52, from "Beckhusen-Aschenbeck" entry submitted by Mrs Lucille Huntsman and Eugene A Beckheusen)

They resided in Salty, TX Jan 1, 1883

For some unknown reason Emilie stayed behind in Germany until 1892, when she came to the US, she landed at New York on the vessel "Salier" Accompanied by her Grandfather Franz Joseph Roth.

Joseph Hirt petitioned the court to become a citizen in Milam County TX Feb 22, 1909.

In Germany, 'von' means noble, and all persons belonging to the nobility have 'von' before their family names, without any exception. Persons who do not belong to the nobility cannot put 'von' before their names, as they have no right to do so, and would be found out directly if they assumed it, and make themselves ridiculous. But in case of a man being knighted for some reason or other, he has the right to put 'von' before his family name.
(per Ancestry.com)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Franz Joseph Roth (1814 - 1894)
 
 Spouse:
  Joseph Franz Hirt (1853 - 1917)
 
 Children:
  Emilie Hirt Beckhusen (1876 - 1966)*
  Rosa Hirt Dockall (1877 - 1964)*
  Fannie Hirt Noack (1878 - 1965)*
  Joseph Frank Hirt (1879 - 1931)*
  August Hirt (1882 - 1947)*
  Emma Pauline Hirt Rohmfeld (1884 - 1973)*
  Louise Fannie Hirt Doss (1885 - 1980)*
  Marie Hirt Roepke (1887 - 1974)*
  Mena Minnie Hirt Stephens (1889 - 1974)*
  Willie Charlie Hirt (1890 - 1975)*
  Max Leo Hirt (1892 - 1966)*
  Emil Ernest Hirt (1893 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hirt-Braun Cemetery
Milam County
Texas, USA
 
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Originally Created by: BeNotForgot
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
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Bertha <i>von Roth</i> Hirt
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Bertha <i>von Roth</i> Hirt
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