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de Stentzsch (or von Stentzsch-Prittag)

See notes on spelling.

Lannach Castle, near Graz, Austria.
Photo 2008. See full size.

Baron Charles de Stentzsch,
or Baron Charles von Stentzsch-Prittag,
born perhaps c.1815.
He was in the Austrian army.
Joined his regiment in 1835 [see letter of 1852].

He mar 20 July 1850 to Margaret Gibbon [born 30 Apr 1818].
They mar at Cathedral Church, Munich, Germany.
In letter of 28 Nov 1851, Margaret's mother Elizabeth is with her, as the birth of her first child draws near. Elizabeth says: "I wish to God it was all well over, and am sometimes sorry that Charles will not be here, but when I think of what a noisy man he is, perhaps it is better he comes when all is over."
In letter of 22 Mar 1852, Margaret says Charles was promoted to "1st Captain". Says he is leaving his old Regiment after serving in it for 17 years. She tells her brother that she is recovering from the birth of her child, and she is "so much occupied with my little darling".
They moved around with the Army.
At daughters' deaths in March and Oct 1853 they are in Transylvania [then part of the Austrian Empire, now in Romania].
Both of their children died in 1853. At the end of the year they had no children.
The Crimean War started Oct 1853, Austria neutral at this point, later sided with Britain.
At dau's birth Nov 1855 they are in Bochnia, in Galicia [then in the Austrian Empire, now in SE Poland].
At dau's birth Feb 1857 they are still in Bochnia.
Letter of 21 Apr [think 1857] says: "You will be glad to hear that Margaret is now with Charles at Altona, her life there will be."

Charles dies, 1864-66:
He is described as very ill in letter from Barbara Yates Gibbon on 14 June 1864. See pp.2-3. She says he is "very ill" and "perhaps dying".
He died between 1864 and 1866.
Margaret is listed as a widow in will of Cecilia Markham, 14 Apr 1866.

The expenses book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon lists presents to "Margaret de Stentzsch" at various dates up to 1893.
Margaret lived at Lannach Castle, near Graz, Austria.
She lived to see great-grandchildren.
There is a letter written by her from Lannach Castle to her then-unmarried niece Ruby Gibbon (later Hilligan), 13 Jan 1910.

Margaret dies, 1911:
She died Lannach Castle, Austria, Tue 3rd Jan 1911, age 92 yrs. See death notice.
Funeral Thur 5th Jan, bur Protestant cemetery (probably St.Peter's Protestant Cemetery, possibly Neu Hart Protestant Cemetery), Graz, Austria.
Baron Charles and Margaret had issue:

  1. Elizabeth de Stentzsch,
    Elizabeth Montgomery Magdalena Josepha Livingston de Stentzsch,
    born 18 Jan 1852.
    She died 13 Mar 1853, age 1 yr, in Transylvania.
    She was bur in Transylvania.

  2. Margaret de Stentzsch,
    "Maggy" [Letter of 20 Oct 1853],
    born 17 Jan 1853.
    She died 15 Oct 1853, age 9 months, in Transylvania.
    Letter of 5 Nov 1853 says she had a cough, and seemed to be getting better, but then died in her mother's arms.
    She was bur Transylvania with her sister.
    The 1853 letter refers to the need to make a lasting gravestone.
    Family was only in Transylvania with the army, leaving soon, don't know when will be back.

  3. Rosalie de Stentzsch,
    Rosalie Augusta Georgina Caroline de Stentzsch,
    born in Bochnia, in Galicia, 28 Nov 1855.
    She mar August Konschegg [NOT Konshegg].
    He was in the Austrian army.
    He is listed as Lieutenant and then Captain.
    The expenses book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon lists presents to Rosalie and August at various dates up to 1905.
    [Margaret's death notice, 1911] describes him as a Colonel ("Oberst") in the reserve ("d.R.") of the main Austrian army (the "Imperial and Royal", "k.u.k.").
    They both fl 1911.

  4. Caroline de Stentzsch,
    Caroline Josephine Arthurine Augusta de Stentzsch, think NOT Carolina.
    Her mother's letter 1910 refers to "my daughter Carola".
    Though her uncle Arthur Augustus Gibbon refers to her as just "Josephine".
    She was born Bochnia, 13 Feb 1857.
    She mar Baron F. von Wattenwyl and had issue.

  5. Baron Gregor de Stentzsch.
    He is listed as Gregor in [Margaret's death notice, 1911].
    Other family records list him as Gergely, think NOT Gagary.
    He was born 20th July 1860.
    Expenses book of Arthur Augustus Gibbon lists presents to Gergely at various dates up to 1887.
    He fl 1911.

August Konschegg.
Image courtesy of Mike Hilligan.

Death notice of Margaret Gibbon, 1911


Death notice of Margaret Gibbon, 1911.
Printed in Gothic script.
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August Konschegg, k.u.k. Oberst d.R.,
und Frau Rosalie Konschegg geb. Baronin von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Baron von Wattenwyl und Baronin von Wattenwyl geb. Baronin von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Gregor Baron von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Baron und Baronin Willy von Wattenwyl und ihre kinder Yvonne, Gérard und Sigismund
geben hiemit tiefbetrübt Nachricht von dem Ableben ihrer innigstgeliebten Mutter, Schwiegermutter, Grossmutter und Urgrossmutter,
der hochwohlgeborenen Frau Baronin von Stentzsch-Prittag geb. Margaret Livingston-Gibbon,
welche am 3. Januar 1911 nach kurzem Leiden in ihrem 93. Lebensjahre in Schloss Lannach bei Graz gottergeben entschlummerte.
Die teure Heimgegangene wird nach Graz zur Aufbahrung in der Leichenhalle des Evangelischen Friedhofes überführt,
woselbst Donnerstag den 5. d. M. um 2 Uhr nachmittags die Einsegnung und hierauf die Bestattung im eigenen Grabe erfolgt.
Lannach, am 3. Januar 1911.

Transcription into normal script.

August Konschegg, k.u.k. Colonel d.R.,
and Mrs. Rosalie Konschegg, formerly Baroness von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Baron von Wattenwyl and Baroness von Wattenwyl, formerly Baroness von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Gregor, Baron von Stentzsch-Prittag,
Baron and Baroness Willy von Wattenwyl and their children Yvonne, Gérard and Sigismund
hereby give deeply grieved notice of the death of their dearly beloved mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother,
the most noble lady Baroness von Stentzsch-Prittag, formerly Margaret Livingston Gibbon,
who on 3 January 1911 after a short illness at the age of 93 years, in Lannach Castle near Graz, passed away.
The dear departed will be taken to Graz to lie in the mortuary of the Protestant cemetery,
where on Thursday the 5th of the month at 2 o'clock in the afternoon the benediction and afterwards the burial in her own vault will take place.
Lannach, 3 January 1911.

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