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Matthaeus von Rosthorn in Vienna
« on: Wednesday 27 May 09 16:24 BST (UK) »
In 1721 Matthew ROSTHORN was apparently born in Preston, Lancashire, England.  In 1765 he left England for Vienna at the invitation on the Empress Maria Theresa to establish the manufacture of metal buttons.  He went on to construct the first rolling-mills in Austria and in 1790 the Lancastrian engineer was enobled by Emperor Joseph II as Matthaeus von Rosthorn.  He was twice widowed and fathered 6 boys by 3 wives, with whom he founded an industrial dynasty.

Despite having details of his highly successful and influential family and their achievements in Austria, including a descendant family tree, I have not yet discovered any information regarding Matthew's birth in Preston, Lancashire, and I was wondering if there is likely to be any information in Austria that could help me locate who his parents were and whether he had any siblings.

See also: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=382481.new

Maggie
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Re: Matthaeus von Rosthorn in Vienna
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 30 May 09 16:42 BST (UK) »
Tracing your Ancestors in Vienna - Some Guidelines
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/history/archives/ancestors.html

i found von Rosthorn at : www.edelleute.eu (austrian nobility)
left side click on Kronländer > take Kärnten (Carinthia)
and maybe also to get info at:
"Adler Wien" (Eagle Vienna): http://adler-wien.at/wDeutsch/index.shtml
http://austroarchiv.com/joomla/
carinthian nobility-list at:
http://www.genealogy.at/english/adelsgeschlechter_eng.htm     <   Rosthorn also listed there

other findings:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosthorn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfons_von_Rosthorn
Oskar von Rosthorn built 1912 a small power station at Myra-falls in Upper-Austria:
http://wapedia.mobi/de/Myrabach
Gervase Ashford, Earl of Rosthorn?:
http://www.sukip.com/Books/Slightly_Tempted_2003_Novel
Gustav Klimt > Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann:
1900 His first painting for the University of Vienna, “Philosophy” is exhibited unfinished at the Paris World Fair and wins the Grand Prix. He paints the portrait of Rose von Rosthorn-Friedmann.
http://thekissklimt.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/the-kiss-history-of-the-kiss/

a factory of the von Rosthorn was in the Mieß-valley (Mießtal). it was carinthian until 1919. after that time it belonged to Slovenia.
Die deutschen Mießtaler - the german Mießtaler (places Gutenstein, Prävali, Mieß, Schwarzenbach and Unterdrauburg): http://www.untersteirer.at/U-Geschichte.html
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mie%C3%9Ftal?title=Mie%C3%9Ftal&redirect=no
old map of the Unterdrauburg-area (Lower-Mießtal):
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/Aufnahmeblatt_5354-3.jpg
http://lazarus.elte.hu/hun/digkonyv/topo/200e/33-47.jpg < scroll to the left corner below on map to get the Mießtal with Prävali and Gutenstein at the river Mießbach - right above of it is Unterdrauburg at the river Drau
Unterdrauburg now Dravograd, Slovenia:
http://www.maplandia.com/slovenia/dravograd/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dravograd
http://kraji.eu/slovenija/dravograd/IMG_2389_dravograd_cerkev_sv_vida/eng


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Re: Matthaeus von Rosthorn in Vienna
« Reply #2 on: Monday 01 June 09 23:58 BST (UK) »
Hi carinthiangirl,

Many thanks for all this super information.  I have only just seen your post as I have been away all weekend.  I have not yet read the links and I am off to bed now but I will have a look at them tomorrow.

Thank you so much for your interest.

Maggie
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