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Minnie (Kaufman) Rostenbach 1829-1900


Posted By: Lynnea Dickinson (email)
Date: 6/9/2018 at 17:07:37

The Davenport Democrat; December 2, 1900

The Rostenbach Obsequies

Saturday afternoon in Buffalo occurred the funeral of one of the well known early residents of that part of the county -- Mrs. Minnie Rostenbach, nee Kaufman. She died at 4:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day.

The deceased was a native of Braunschweig, Germany, and was born June 11, 1829. On March 3, 1851, she was married to Julius Rostenbach. They had 13 children, eight of whom survive.

Mr. and Mrs. Rostenbach came to this count[r]y in 1854, settling in Indiana for one year, after which they came to Davenport. They remained here a year and in 1856 settled in Buffalo. That town had since been their home. Mrs. Rostenbach had been ill most of the time for the past six or eight years, and for the past few months was confined to her bed.

Besides the bereaved husband, the children who survive are the sons August, Henry, Gustav and Louis, all residents of Buffalo; the daughters, Mrs. Minnie Benham of Muscatine, Mrs. Emma Swan of Orion, Ill., Mrs. Louisa Herman of Rock Island, and Mrs. Lena Johnson of Sioux City.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. H. P. Grief of this city. The pallbearers were old residents of Buffalo -- Chris Kautz, D. Ochsner, Wm. Crawford, Jacob Reinhardt, Capt. Hugo Hoffman and Fred Neumeister. The interment was in Buffalo cemetery.

[Transcriber's note: Capt. Hugo Hoffman is more likely Capt. Hugo Hoffbauer.]


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