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INDIAN WARS AND PIONEERS OF TEXAS.
tion for the same company on their line from Rockdale
to Austin; then built, complete for rolling
stock, the Trinity next
job was the construction of the line from Gainesville
to Henrietta, a distance of seventy-two miles:
also built the Santa Fe line from Montgomery to
Conroe, fourteen miles, and later the Taylor,
Bastrop associated at
various times with Mr. D. Murphy, when the business
operated under the firm name of Burkitt,
Murphy and Burns, when the business was run
under the firm name of Burkitt acquired the rudiments of a good English
education in the public schools of that place, and
in 1876 entered the college at New Braunfels,
Texas, where, during the following two years, he
completed his education. In 1878 he accepted
employment at Bellville, Austin County, Texas,
where he learned the mercantile business in the
large retail establishment of C. F. Hellmuth. He
remained with this firm for ten years, working himself
up from the lowest to the highest position in
the house in three years. In June, 1888, he embarked
in the general mercantile business on his
own account, at Hallettsville, Texas, taking his
younger brother, Otto Von Rosenberg, into partnership
with him, and establishing the firm of Rosenberg
Bros. By fair, liberal and honest business
methods this firm has become one of the largest
and is known as one of the most reliable and successful
business houses in Southwest Texas. It
does an annual retail business of from $75,000.00
to $100,000.00 and handles everything in the way
of general merchandise, agricultural implements,
etc., needed to supply the trade of that section.
The Messrs. Von Rosenberg are also large cotton
buyers, the principal product raised in that part of
Texas. They handle annually from 7,000 to 10,000
bales, buying principally for correspondents in
Eastern States, but also largely for export to
Liverpool and other European points. They have
acquired large landed interests in Lavaca, Jackson
and Wharton counties.
In 1891, finding their business constantly increas
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Brown, John Henry. Indian wars and pioneers of Texas / by John Henry Brown., book, 1880~; Austin, Tex.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6725/m1/465/: accessed November 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .