The census records list the State or Country of birth, not the city. Also, census dated March 1, 1885 Montgomery County, Liberty, Kansas indicates Austria. Like many, the country often varies from record to record.
As for Holstein, or Schleswig-Holstein, what I have studied indicates the areas were ruled by Dutch, German, or Prussian influences over the years. The German states were annexed by Prussia in 1866. At one point, Prussia controlled Schlewig and Austria controlled Holstein.
Despite the histories, I'm sure you can see where my problem begins: Many records have varying degrees of information - including birth country.
Do you have a connection to the family or an interest in this particular name? I am looking for records beyond the US and/or possible family connections. I guess I should have been clearer in my original post.