Rossow, Auguste (1849 - 1926)






----Source: Greenwood Gleaner 5/6/1926



Mrs. Auguste Rossow, an old settler of Clark County, was born Nov. 19, 1849 at Grueneberg, Prussia, Germany. She came to the United States with her husband and family in 1881. The family settled on a farm northwest of Loyal, Clark County, where she experienced the hardships and privations of all pioneer homesteaders. Mr. Rossow, the head of the family, departed this life in 1901, a victim of cancer of the stomach. With the assistance of her children the widow managed the farm until about 6 years ago, when she built a home for herself in Greenwood, one door north of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She was an active, faithful member of this church up to her death. On November of the past year she rented her house to Mr. Wm. Cone, moving to her daughter's home, Mrs. Otto Brandt, to spend the winter. Here her delicate health began to fail rapidly though she received the best of care. Shortly before Easter she became bed ridden. When it became evident that home nursing under doctors orders could not effect a cure, it was deemed advisable to remove her to the hospital at Marshfield where she underwent an opeation for ulcer of the stomach on April 27th. Her advanced age and lingering illess had sapped her strength to such an extent that she could not survive the otherwise successful operation. She passed into eternity at 1:05 A.M. April 28th, 1926.

Funeral services were held at the Brandt home and at Trinity Lutheran Church last Saturday, Rev. Geo. Heilman officiating in a double English-German service. Funeral addresses were based on 2 Cor. 5, 7 9 and Ps. 90, 10 12. Interment was made at the Greenwood Cemetery.

The deceased attained the good age of 76 years, 5 months and 8 days and is survived by her sons, William, Albert, Charles, Fred, Otto and Paul and one daughter, Mrs. Otto Brandt, and the respective families, 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Her memory is kept sacred by her many relatives and friends and the members of Trinity Church, who knew her as a sincere Christian.

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labor and their works do follow them. Rev. 14, 13.



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