|Brittain Rosenkrans (263)||Lydia Jane Rosenkrans (264)|
|Amanda Rosenkrans (265)||Seeley Rosenkrans (266)|
|J. William Rosenkrans (267)||Benjamin Rosenkrans (268)|
|Margaret Rosenkrans (269)||Teresa Rosenkrans (270)|
|Martha C. Rosenkrans (271)||Roanna Rosenkrans (272)|
|Layton Rosenkrans (273)||Levi Rosenkrans (274)|
|Gideon Judson Rosenkrans (275)||Mallery Rosenkrans (276)|
LEVI ROSENKRANS and Rebecca Williams had fourteen children.
263. BRITTAIN ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), was born in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey, September 15, 1822. He was raised near Bald Mount, Lackawanna County , Pennsylvania, and there married April 5, 1845, Harriet Richards, born in New Jersey April 16, 1823. He purchased a farm near Milwaukie, Luzerne County, now Lackawanna on which he lived till his death, by pneumonia, January 24, 1883. The writer was at his funeral. At the last account received his widow was still living on the farm. His children were: Amzi, Amos, Johnson R., Johnson, Huldah C., Lydia A., Alice R. and Amanda.
264. LYDIA JANE ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey, May 19, 1824, and married Adam Thompson, of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, October 17, 1846. Adam Thompson was a carpenter by trade, and after farming a short time near Milwaukie, west of Bald Mount, moved to Scranton, about 1850, and worked at his trade there. He bought a lot near "the flats," where he built him a house, but afterward bought a lot on Adams Avenue, where he built and has lived to the present time. This is opposite the court house, and the park surrounding it, which was then a mucky swamp covered with brush and scattering trees, and so remained till about 1870 when it was filled with culm and other waste material conveyed from the rolling mills through a tunnel leading to the swamp. Adam Thompson has been a very prudent, cautious and energetic man, earnestly striving for a share of this world’s wealth, which he has abundantly secured. His wife died April 5, 1897, a member of the Methodist church to which be also belongs. Mr. Thompson still lives on the premises, enlarged by a later purchase. Their children are Martha Alice, born July 1, 1847; George B., born January 15, 1849; Franc, born July 21, 1854 , and Andrew, born November 10, 1850, and died March 15, 1860. Martha Alice Thompson married, October 14, 1868, Clarence E. Pryor, of Scranton, then clerking in a store, and afterward a merchant in company with his brother-in-law, George B. Thompson, in the book and stationery business. He has since been City Prothonitary, and recently Sheriff of Lackawanna County. Martha Alice died February 21, 1871, leaving one son, George Pryor, a jeweler, engaged in business in Scranton. George B. Thompson, son of Adam and Lydia Jane, was a clerk in a grocery store in Scranton while young, and married, January 16, 1872, Alta B. Robison, of Dansville, New York. He engaged in the mercantile business with his brother-in-law Mr. Pryor, mentioned above, in the book and stationery business on Lackawanna Avenue, and was in business there for many years. The firm dissolved partnership after which he conducted the business for several years. He has been a Captain of a company of State Militia, stationed at Scranton as a city guard; is now looking after the real estate interests of his father and his own. His children are: Arthur Clarence Thompson, born April 27, 1875, who entered West Point in 1896, but resigned the position the following year. Lulu Thompson, born June 25, 1883, and George Benjamin Thompson, born November 26, 1891. George B. Thompson, the father, has assisted the writer in furnishing names, birth dates, marriages, etc., in the family of his grandfather, Levi Rosenkrans. Franc Thompson, daughter of Adam and Lydia Jane, was born in Scranton, July 21, 1854. She married May 26, 1877, Horace A. Vail, then living in Scranton, real estate dealer, from Blairstown, New Jersey, son of Dr. William P. Vail, of Marksboro, and nephew of the late John I. Blair. Mr. Vail died May 12, 1893. Mrs. Franc Vail still resides at her home in Scranton. Her children are Howard Locke, born March 6, 1878, John Burson, born September 5, 1879. Emma Louise, born May 21, 1881, and Helen Augusta, born October 25, 1883. Howard Locke Vail, son of Franc, as reported in November, 1899, is in Philadelphia, studying for a physician.
265. AMANDA ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, June 24, 1828. Living with her parents in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, she married Louis Drake, a farmer, who settled on a farm west of Bald Mount. He and his wife are both dead. Their children were: Ira, Mary and Jacob.
266. SEELEY ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (101), was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, February 25, 1828. He was brought up in Luzerne County, now Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, and there married July 3, 1851, Catharine Hufford, born July 12, 1831. Seeley was a hard working farmer, and frugal and settled on a farm adjoining his father’s west of Bald Mount, where he died in February, 1897. His children are: Charles H., Cynthia R., Laura E., Floyd E., Julia A., John R., Rosanna T., Ira T., Adam T., George Henry and Tressie R., the latter having reported the above family items.
|J. William Rosenkrans and Family|
267. J. WILLIAM ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), was born in Walpack, Sussex County, New Jersey, April 3, 1830. He went with his parents to Pennsylvania in 1833, and eventually settled in Iowa. His biography recently received from him is as follows, "I was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, April 3, 1830. Moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania with my parents in 1833 where I remained until 1856 when I moved to Iowa. Was married to Jane Smith, at Guttenburg, Iowa, on the Mississippi River on March 1858, and settled down four miles north of Edgewood, Iowa, remaining there until 1879, when I moved to Sanborn County, South Dakota. We built a sod shanty in which we lived for one year, then built a good dwelling. We had 200 acres of land, put out 5 acres of trees, and were comfortably situated, but at last in fall of 1889 was obliged to leave on account of drought, then settled at Brush Creek, Fayette County, Iowa, staying there four years, then moving back to Edgewood. My wife’s birth was July 26, 1843, in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, We had three children: Andrew J. Rosenkrans, was born October 5, 1858, and died September 20, 1892. Alvina J. Rosenkrans, born June 17, 1860. Benjamin Rosenkrans, born July 16, 1866. My occupation is stone mason." J.W. Rosenkrans and wife are both members of the "United Brethren" Church.
|Benjamin Rosenkrans||Mrs. Harriet Rosenkrans|
268. BENJAMIN ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, August 2, 1832, and was the last of the children of Levi born in New Jersey. Benjamin, evidently named for his grandfather, married November 30, 1854, Harriet Smith, of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, sister to the wife of his brother J. William. She was born June 15, 1835. He went with his brother William in 1856 and settled on a farm near Edgewood, Iowa, moved 1879 to Manchester, Iowa, but returned to the farm the following year, He died there March 2, 1887. His wife subsequently married George Elliott, and still lives on the farm. He and his wife visited in Lackawanna County, and in Scranton with his brother William, and at the writers Charles Albright, a farmer, October 14, 1858, and in 1880 was farming near Pittston, Pennsylvania. She had nine children: Jennie, born October 15, 1859, Roanna, born September 7, 1861, George, born November 12, 1863 and died young. Charles, born November 16, 1866, Jesse, December 20, 1867, Adam, December 19, 1870, Clarence, November 20, 1872, Frank, born December 12, 1874, died 1885, Teressa, born January 16, 1876, died December 27, 1883. Jennie Albright, married August 1, 1880, Benjamin Bosworth, at Pittston, Pennsylvania, and has three children: C. Raymond, born 1882, A. Laura, born 1888, and B. Frank, born 1892. Adam Albright, married July 2, 1894, Maud M. Monroe, had a child Jessie, born July 17, 1895. and died 1897, and Margaret A., born August 18, 1896, Albert, born August 9, 1897, died 1898 and Charles H. born November 18, 1898. [Ed: Graphics are (left) Benjamin Rosenkrans and (right) Mrs. Harriet Rosenkrans.]
269. MARGARET ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born in Pennsylvania, October 16, 1835. Married Charles Albright, a farmer October 14, 1858, and in 1880 was farming near Pittston, Pennsylvania. She had nine children: Jennie, born October 15, 1859, Roanna, born September 7, 1861, George, born Novenber 12, 1863 and died young. Charles, born November 16, 1865, Jesse, December 20, 1867, Adam, December 19, 1870, Clarence, born November 20, 1872, Frank, born December 12, 1874, died 1885, Teressa, born January 16, 1876, died December 27, 1883. Jennie Albright, married August 1, 1880, Benjamin Bosworth, at Pittston, Pennsylvania, and has three children: C. Raymond, born 1882, A. Laura, born 1888, and B. Frank, born 1892. Adam Albright, married July 2, 1894, Maud M. Monroe, had a child Jessie, born July 17, 1895, and died 1897, and Margaret A., born August 18, 1896, Albert, Born August 9, 1897, died 1898, and Charles H. born November 18, 1898.
270. TERESA ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, February 12, 1837. She married Jonathan Rozelle, went west, and at last account was living in Oklahoma Territory.
271. MARTHA C. ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born February 16, 1839, and married Kingley Comstock, November 28, 1859. He died June 14, 1862, and she again married November 17, 1864, William McLaughlin, and lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Her children are: Alice Comstock born December 16, 1880, Altemos, born May 19, 1862, and by her second husband, Anna Rose McLaughlin born November 19, 1873.
272. ROANNA ROSENKRANS, daughter of Levi (104), was born March 8, 1841. She married September 22, 1866, William A. Kearn, a farmer who was killed by the falling of a tree while chopping it down, January 22, 1867. She afterward married May 2, 1883, John Hice, born August 21, 1825, a merchant and farmer, at Newton Center, post office Bald Mount, Pennsylvania. Roanna has a daughter by her first husband named Wilda Jane Kearn born September 5, 1867. Her second husband, John Hice, has by a former wife a son named William Alvia Hice. William Alvia, son of John, was married October 3, 1888, to Wilda J. Kearn, daughter of Roanna, and has a son Burson, born June 13, 1896, who is the pride of the family. William A. Hice is connected with his father in business at Newton Centre. Roanna Rosenkrans before marriage witnessed one tragic scene which she was heard to relate about the year 1870. A deserter so-called from the Civil War was at her father’s house when he saw approaching a man detailed to arrest deserters and who it seemed had said he would capture this man dead or alive. The man with his gun ran to the top of the kitchen stairs telling Roanna to keep away from the stairs. The pursuer entered the kitchen, asked for the deserter by name and receiving no information attempted to ascend the stairs in search of him, when the man at the top of the stairs shot and killed him instantly, at the foot of the stairs. A few years later, while the writer was living in Scranton, the soldier returned to the county, was arrested and tried for murder at WilkesBarre, but was acquitted. The names of the parties are forgotten.
273. LAYTON ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), was born in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, with his twin brother Levi February 26, 1843. He married November 16, 1866, Ruth Ann Garrison, lived in the vicinity of Bald Mount, or Newton Centre, and eventually moved to Scranton. He returned to Bald Mount, however, and when last heard from was still living there as a farmer. His children are: Rebecca, Justin, Eva, Emerson and Elmer.
274. LEVI ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), and twin brother of Layton, born February 26, 1843, married Mary Myres, was a farmer and lived in Lackawanna County, in the vicinity of Bald Mount. He died August 25, 1892, leaving two children: Bertie and Otto.
275. GIDEON JUDSON ROSENKRANS, son of Levi (104), was born near Bald Mount, Pennsylvania, March 28, 1845. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion. In 1866 he married Emma R. Casterlin, of Mt. Salem, New Jersey, born December 27, 1844. Her father was Thomas I. Casterlin and her mother I. Heater, of Beemerville. They live at Brinktown, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and have seven children: Minnie B., Levi T., Hattie I., Carrie, Jesse H., Harvey S. and Kate.
276. MALLERY ROSENKRANS, son of Levi and Rebecca and fourteenth child, was born in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1848. While yet single he went west and at last account was said to be married and living in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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