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Wetter-Rosenthal Family


Estonian Historical Archives
Tartu, Estonia

Record group

Wetter-Rosenthal Family
Perekond Wetter-Rosenthal
Reference code : 2638
Period : 1630-1905
Extent : 92 items


The record group contains material relating to several manors as well as to the personal life and professional career of their owners, the Wetter-Rosenthals: biographic documents, private and official correspondence, contracts, maps, financial records such as household account books, ownership documents, and filed papers. The bulk dates from the first half of the nineteenth century.

Relevant contents

Period : 1788 - 1800
Countries involved : Estonia, Germany, Russia
Languages : High German

The materials chiefly consist of papers of Gustav Heinrich v. Rosenthal and described in three inventories:

Inventory 1
Item 56 contains a cash journal from 1799-1806, chiefly mentioning personal names and sums of money and only occasionally giving more detailed information.

Inventory 3
Item 8 comprises business letters to the trading house "Peter Duborgh & Son" at Tallinn covering the years 1788-1792.


Three inventories either in Estonian or German with an introduction in Estonian; also available online at ais.ra/ais.

An index of personal names appearing in the inventories of the estate and personal record groups is available at www.eha.ee.

Record creator / provenance

Adolf Friedrich Wetter (d. 1705), an official in the provincial administration of Livland, was ennobled (v. Rosenthal) by the Swedish Queen Christina in 1652. Later, he moved to Estonia (Estland) and acquired the manor of Mäeküla/Mehheküll there. Gustav Heinrich v. Rosenthal (1753-1829), owner of the manors of Velise/Felks and Jädivere/Jeddefer in present-day west Estonia, offered his services (as John Rose) to the army of the United States in the period 1775-1783 and served as the head (Ritterschaftshauptmann) of the Estonian Knighthood in 1803-1806.