Obit: Rossman, Paul (1842 - 1918)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 01/31/1918

Rossman, Paul (16 MAR 1842 - 24 JAN 1918)

Paul Rossman, known as "Grandpa" Rossman, was born in Neirstein, Germany, March 16, 1842. He came to America in 1851, going to Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., Wis.

He enlisted on Sept. 14, 1861, being mustered into service at Camp Seigel, Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 18, 1861 as a private in Co. A. Ninth Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry under Captains Andra and E.H. Horn and Col. Fredrick Solomen. He enlisted to serve three years or for the duration of the war. His regiment was assigned to the First Army Brigade of the Third Division of the Army of the Arkansas. He participated in the following battles, Newtonia, Prairie Grove, Spoonville, Little Missouri River, Prairie De Ann, Poison Springs, Camden Road and Jenkin’s Ferry. He was promoted to Corporal. His enlistment having expired he was mustered out of service on Dec. 2, 1864.

In 1865 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Russler of Sheboygan County. There he followed the blacksmith trade and in 1884 he moved to Clark County, Wis., where he resided on a farm seven miles east of Greenwood. Ten years later he move to the City of Greenwood, where he resided till the days of his death, which occurred on the morning of Jan. 24, 1918.

The deceased was a kind and loving husband and father and was liked by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife and the following children, William Rossman of Greenwood, Mrs. Geo. Cochran of Bemidji, Minn., Mrs. Thos. Cochran of Portland, Ore., Alfred L. Rossman of Priest River, Idaho, Paul R. Rossman of Greenwood, Wis., Mrs. H.L. Nutting of Brookings, Ore., Mrs. Arthur Darton of Loyal, Wis., and Roy P. Rossman who was brought up with the family since the death of his mother, which occurred when Roy was but a few days old. He is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides many friends.

The funeral was held last Saturday afternoon from the Woodmen Hall, Rev. Rainey officiating, with interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, where the Odd Fellows had charge of the burial.



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