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Mary Rapp

Mary Rapp
b. 27 November 1859, Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana, to Johan Michael and Dorothea Catharine (Sauerwein) Rapp
d. 5 April 1926, White County, Illinois

m. 28 May 1874, Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky
Friedrich Ludwig Roser
b. 18 November 1839, Obermutschelbach, Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany, to Friedrich Ludwig and Anna Maria (Schmidt) Roser
d. 2 January 1919, White County, Illinois

Children with Friedrich Ludwig Roser:
• Edward (1874-1880)
• Frederick “Fritz” (1879-1955) married Clara Ethyl Clark
• Kathryn Rebecca (1880-1962) married Frederick William Wohlhueter
• Augustus William (1883-1975) married Nola May Eplin
• Lawrence Farrington (1886-1969) married Theresa Henning
• Eunice (1890-1923) married Elvis Huffaker
• Arthur Cecil (1893-1957) married Nellie E. Daily
• Inez Marie (1896-1987) married Harry Horton
• Viola (1889-1978) married Max Cooper

Mary’s parents and older siblings came from Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, to Posey County, Indiana, on 31 May 1853. After her father died in 1862, she and her mother went to live with an older sister and her husband in Henderson, Kentucky. Mary’s sister died in 1872. Two years later, Mary married her sister’s widower. He had a grocery store in Henderson. In 1880, they moved to a farm in White County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Barbara Wohlhueter
Bradenton FL

Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis
b. 1 April 1856, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, to William and Mary (Griffiths) Lewis
d. November 1932, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois

m. about 1880, Wales
Margaret [–?–]
b. October 1852
d. before April 1930, Sandoval, Marion County, Illinois

Children with Margaret [–?–]:

  • Mary (1881-bef 1932) married [–?–] Schmidt
  • Margaret (b. 1892)
  • Harriet Jane “Etta” (ca. 1895-1964)

Thomas adopted Harriett’s son, Richard Thomas Lewis, who was born about 1920 in Illinois.

Thomas emigrated from Wales to Indiana in 1888. His wife Margaret followed in 1890, with their daughter Mary. They lived in Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, and later moved to Patoka Township, Gibson County, Indiana, before leaving Indiana and settling in Sandoval Township, Marion County, Illinois. According to his niece, Gladys Elaine Devonald, he was a very quiet man who loved his family very much. He was a coal mines in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, and continued in that line of work in both Indiana and Illinois.

Submitted by:
Jennifer Cruse
Terre Haute IN
E-mail: jencruse@msn.com

Friedrich Ludwig Roser

Friedrich Ludwig Roser
b. 1 April 1811, Kleinsteinbach, Baden, Germany, to Johann Adam and Elisabetha (Ebel) Roser
d. 6 October 1895, Hawthorne Township, White County, Illinois

m/1. 14 February 1817, Obermutschelbach, Baden, Germany
Anna Marie Schmidt
b. 14 March 1817, Obermutschelbach, Baden, Germany
d. 13 January 1843, Obermutschelbach, Baden, Germany

m/2. 11 May 1843, Obermutschelbach, Baden, Germany
Catharina Weiss
b. 21 September 1822, Kleinsteinbach, Baden, Germany
d. 21 December 1893, Hawthorne Township, White County, Illinois

Children with Anna Marie Schmidt:

  • Christina Louisa
  • Friedrich Ludwig
  • August

Children with Catharina Weiss:

  • Catharina
  • Christian
  • Louisa
  • Charles
  • Mary A.
  • Caroline

Friedrich and Catharina Roser immigrated from Obermutschelbach, Germany, to Posey County, Indiana, in 1852. They moved to Hawthorne, White County, Illinois, in 1858.

Submitted by:
Barbara J. Wohlheuter
Bradenton FL

John Joseph Rooney

John Joseph Rooney
b. 10 September 1851, Martinsville, Morgan County, Indiana, to Hugh and Joanna (Cahill) Roney/Rooney
d. 25 March 1943, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska

m. 1877, Kansas
Marguerite Burke
b. 11 June 1855, possibly Richmond, Virginia
d. 29 August 1914, Lillis, Marshall County, Kansas

Children with Marguerite Burke:

  • Thomas Edward (1878-1931) married Helen Gertrude Teeman
  • Mary Winifred (1879-1956) married James Francis McCormick
  • Mary Katherine (1881-bef. 1920)
  • John William (1883-1949) married Agnes O’Brien
  • Ellie F. (1884-1941) married George J. Botzenhart
  • James (b. 1887)
  • Margaret (1889-1951) married William J. Schmidt
  • Henry Michael (1802-1975) married Marie Margaret Higgins
  • Emma (1893-1984) married Raymond Creevans
  • Joanna Christine (1898-1970) married Lawrence Aloysius Meier
  • Joseph F. (1898-1978)

John immigrated from North Judson, Starke County, Indiana, to Marshall County, Kansas, about 1875.

Submitted by:
Peg Pierson
Lincoln NE