Have some letters here by Fred G. Rosentreter, Flat Rock, Michigan written in 1977 to Albert Otto Rosentreter of Oswego, Oregon plus the obit of Anna Pauline.
Fred said that family genealogist Adolf Lange had made the trip by bus from Youngstown, Ohio to Detroit and Flat Rock to gather what he could for family history.
Fred's father was George C., son on John (Johann) S. Rosentreter.
John S. and wife Anna Pauline came to the USA in 1872 from Posen, east Prussia, they settled in Oak Harbor, Ottawa County, Ohio east of Toledo. Son George was the youngest of the 12 children.
Children who survived childhood were: Emma; Rudolph B.; Paul T.; Oscar J.; Charles R.; Clara L.; and Natalie G.
Most were buried in the Oak Harbor Cemetery.
John Sam Rosentreter, born 1837; died February 1904 in Oak Harbor, Ohio. His wife Anna Pauline was born October 5, 1840 in Buguy, Prussia and died 1912 in Oak Harbor. Anna was married at 19 years old. Four children died in infancy.
Part of Anna's obituary says "The deceased was a wonderful and dutiful mother, always solicitous of the welfare of her children, quiet and unassuming, a kind friend and always a good neighbor". ..."Besides her children she leaves a sister Mrs Caroline Fleckner."
John S. was a forestry worker in Europe and served as cavalryman in the Franco Prussian War under Bismark. He left 5 brothers in Germany: Otto; Gus; Mike; Martin and Heintz. Most of the family records were destroyed in a fire and some of John's brothers may have came to the USA.
A final note Fred says of his parents "they were wonderful parents and I cannot put into words how much they are missed."
From the collection of Sharon Sue Harris Marvin
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