Elizabeth Stahler was a sister of my great-grandmother, Clara M. Stahler. Elizabeth was born February 23, 1850 in Koller (Little Kohler) in Fredonia, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Jacob Stahler and Catharine Turk.
Elizabeth was called "Lizzie" by everyone. The picture above shows her on a farm in Wisconsin in 1930.
Elizabeth married Henry C. Rossman, a carpenter by trade. He was also a minor politician. He eventually deserted his family and went to Oklahoma to "find his fortune" in the oil fields. Only his son Henry Jr. maintained any further contact with his father after he left.
Elizabeth and Henry had the following children. I believe all of them were born in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois where Henry and Elizabeth made their home.
Augusta C. Rossman was born July 13, 1871 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. She married Joseph G. Stolz in Chicago, Illinois on October 5, 1892. They had one daughter.
Ruth E. Stoltz. She married Royel Vreeland on June 15, 1914. Royel was born in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas on June 26, 1889. Royel and Ruth had two children.
Augusta died August 16, 1928 in Chicago. She is buried in Mount Greenwood cemetery in Chicago.
Augusta Rossman Stoltz.
Henry Clarence Rossman was born May 25, 1879 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He married Hazel Marie Sherwood on August 28, 1912 in Chicago. They had three children, only one of whom lived to adulthood.
Henry Clay Rossman was born about 1914. Everyone called him "Hank". He married twice, first to Elizabeth, later to Dorthey. Hank served in the U. S. Army in World War II, reaching the rank of Major. Hank died in Phoenix on January 17, 1996. He is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Henry Clay Rossman.
Stuart Rossman was born and died in 1918.
An unnamed infant was born and died in 1919.
Henry passed away in Chicago on February 12, 1945. Hazel passed away May 9, 1975 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.
Peter Clarence Rossman was born February 17, 1874 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and died on March 16, 1943 in Chicago. I do not believe Peter ever married.
Maud Philomena Rossman. She married Raymond Valentine McClain in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on October 10, 1910. Ray was the son of Thomas H. McClain and Plemlia Lindsay.
Maud and Ray had one child.
Ruth Gilbert McClain. She married a man named Dolan. Ruth was a journalist and worked for newspapers in Chicago among other things.
Ruth Gilbert McClain.
Ray McClain was a bank teller. His middle name was chosen because he was born on St. Valentine's Day.
Ray McClain died in Chicago on October 1, 1925. He is buried in Holy Sepulchre cemetery. Maud McClain died in Chicago on December 29, 1955. She is also buried in Holy Sepulchre cemetery.
Maud Philomena Rossman.
Raymond Valentine McClain.
Maud Philomena Rossman and Raymond V. McClain.
Lillian Clara Rossman. She married Joseph A. Blum in Chicago on August 16, 1915. Lillian died in 1961.
Lillian Clara Rossman.
Benjamin Harrison Rossman was born in Chicago on April 10, 1889. He married Theresa Wertel. See photo of Ben with his sister Lillian below.
Ben died October 24, 1986 in Western Springs, Cook County, Illinois.
Elizabeth Stahler Rossman died September 2, 1932 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Her death notice in the Chicago Tribune reads as follows.
Elizabeth Rossman, nee Stahler, beloved wife of the late Henry C., fond mother of the late Mrs. Augusta Stoltz, Peter C., Henry C., Mrs. Lillian Blum, Mrs. Maud McClain, and Benjamin H. Funeral Monday from late residence, 6150 Vernon av., at 9 a. m. to St. Anselm's church. Mass at 9:30 a. m. Interment Holy Sepulchre.
Elizabeth Stahler Rossman(left)
and Maud Philomena Rossman McClain about 1930.
Jennie May Tillotson Vandenberg (left)
and Lillian Clara Rossman Blum about 1930.
Lillian Rossman Blum and her brother Benjamin Harrison Rossman in 1959.
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