Austria started burning at about the level of 45 ° 01'N 41 ° 30'W about midway between Newfoundland and the Azores. the burned out wreck probably drifted for a while before it sank to the bottom (Austrias wreck site)
Austrias wreck created a stir on both sides of the Atlantic, primarily in the USA and Germany, and newspapers reported extensively about the disaster.
On 3 November 1858 The Hamburg city Senate conferred .the Hamburgian honorary gold medal to Captain Ernst Renaud of the Maurice and C A Funnemaityrk of the Caterina and honorary medal in silver to 4 other crew members for the rescue of the surviving passengers.
Charles Rosene jr returned to his mother and siblings in Richmond, Virginia, about 1870 he settled in New York where he worked as an actor .He married at least two times and had seven children. According to the US Federal census in 1900 he was retired and living with his family in Manhattan He died 1911 in New York at an institution for the mentally ill .
The fate of Charles (Claes) Högqvist, Sven Nilsson and Swen Peterson remains unknown they probably remained in USA.
H C Andersen deeply mourned Henriette Wulff . She had been one of his closest friends,and she had been like a sister to him. With her death his wish to visit USA vanished since he became scared of the sea voyage . He wrote a poem in her memory in seven stanzas published in the danish newspaper Dagbladet, on October 22, 1858.
In Åby parish the pastor wrote in the note on Carolina Nilsdotter emigration to America in the margin of the church examination rolls "perished during voyage to America Sep 13th 1858"
The news of August Theodor Mankées death reached both his family in Stockholm and the ba ptists in Rock Island, his two small daughters were send to the family in Stockholm where they grew up. One moved back to Chicago while the other became a clergyman's wife on the island of Gotland.
Carl Johan Holmberg's gold nugget was taken from his dead body and sent to his sister in Sweden
Anders Viktor Lindstein remained in the USA a few years after the sinking of the Austria but returned to Sweden. around 1861. He remained unmarried and lived a quiet life .Han worked as inspector at an ironmill but was active in the Swedish Sharpshooter movement in Falun in 1860-thies. He died in 1890 in Falun and was buried in Stora Kopparberg.but by then the disasater of the Austria had slipped into history's oblivion.