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Rosenberger, Eliza Jane

Eliza Jane (WEBBER) Rosenberger
February 27, 1850-February 7, 1925

Mrs. Rosenberger, Berrien Pioneer, Dies; 75 Years Old

    Mrs. Eliza Jane Rosenberger died Saturday afternoon at her home south of Niles after an illnes[sic] of several weeks.
    The deceased was born in Cass county, Mich., Feb. 27, 1850, later moving into Berrien county, near Niles.  She was married August 26, 1869, to Wahl Valentine Rosenberger and moved to the farm southeast of Niles where her death occurred.
    Mrs. Rosenberger is survived by her husband, three sons, and one daughter, who are, John of Niles; William, of South Bend; Byron, of Niles; and Anna Garwood, of Niles; four sisters: Frances Ritter of Suoth Bend; Laura Aldridge, of South Bend; Ella Webber of Elkhart, and Rosa B. Kellogg, of Grad rapids; two brothers, William and Edward Webber, of South Bend; and five grandchildren: Floyd Rosenberger, of Niles; Vernon Rosenberger, of South Bend; Eliza Mae and Annabelle Rosenberger, of Niles, and Robert Rosenberger, of South Bend.  She also leaves four great grandchildren: Eileen, Ursula,and Evelyn, of Niles; and John Rosenberger, of South Bend.
    The funeral will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the home and at 2 o'clock at Truitt's chapel.  Burial will take place in Silverbrook cemetery.

(Source: Niles Daily Star, Monday, February 9, 1925, page 1, col. 8, microfilm Niles District Library

Rosenberger, Carrie G.

Carrie G.  Rosenberger
November 5, 1871-February 8, 1957


    Mrs. Carrie G. Rosenberger, 85, widow of John Rosenberger, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the home of nephew, Mark H. Thompson, 916 Regent Street, after an illness of one month.
    Born Nov. 5, 1871, in Niles, she had lived all her life in the area. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Royal Neighbors of America.
    Survivors are a stepson, Floyd Rosenberger, of Niles; four stepgrandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two nephews, Mark Thompson of Niles, and Clyde Thompson of Chicago.
    Friends may call at the Kiger-Halbritter Funeral Home where the services will be conducted by the Rev. John MacLachlan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, at 2 pm.  Monday.  Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

(Source: Niles Daily Star, Saturday, February 9, 1957, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library)

Rosenberger, Byron E.

Byron E. Rosenberger
December 27, 1875--October 5, 1960

    Byron E. Rosenberger, 84, 75 Bertrand Road, died 1:30 a.m . Tuesday at a South Bend hospital.  He had been in ill health for two months and in the hospital two days.
    He was a lifetime resident of Niles and a retired painter and paper hanger.  He was born Dec. 27, 1875 in Niles Township. He married Alva Shook, who survives, on Nov. 3, 1950 in Cass County.
    Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Roberts and Mrs. William Fuller, both of Niles; a son, Edgar Rosenberger, Miami, Fla.; a brother, William Rosenberger, Melbourne, Fla.;  six  grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
    Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kiger and Halbritter Funeral Home with the Rev. John P. MacLachlan officiating.  Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.

(Source:  Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 5, 1960, page 2, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library)

Rosenberger, Edgar Alvin

Edgar Alvin Rosenberger
May 28, 1925-December 24, 1990

    Funeral services for Edgar Alvin Rosenberger, 65, 2694 Redfield Rd., Niles, will be at 1 p.m. Friday Hoven Funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Pletcher of Coulter's Chapel Church of God, Niles.
    Burial will be at Silverbrook Cemetery.
    Mr. Rosenberger died of natural causes Monday at 9:37 p.m. at St. Joseph Medical Center, South Bend.
    He was born May 28, 1925 in Niles Township and had lived his lifetime here.
    A WWII Army veteran, Mr. Rosenberger was a heavy equipment operator.
    On March 18, 1961, he married Shirley L. Carpenter who survives.
    Other survivors include two sisters, Mae Roberts of Niles and Annabelle Fuller of Mishawaka, ind.

(Source:  Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, December 26, 1990, page 2, col. 2-3, microfilm Niles District Library)

Rosenberger, Vernon

Vernon Rosenberger
November 18, 1896-May 22, 1927


    Lieutenant Vernon Rosenberger, 36, of South Bend, was killed Sunday evening near Elkhart while in performance of his duties as an Indiana state highway patrolman.  Mr. Rosenberger was a son of John Rosenberger, 916 Regent street and of Mrs. W.J. Mills, 625 North Fifth street, and a native of Niles.
    According to particulars of the accident given by Ralph Logan, Elkhart highway patrolman, who was with Lieut. Rosenberger when the accident occurred, they were pursuing a speeder when another car crowded them off the road near Yellow Creek, about three miles east of Elkhart.  The car rolled over three times before finally stopping.  Lieut. Rosenberger's skull was crushed and he died before reaching the General hospital in Elkhart, the hospital nearest the scene of the accident.  Logan suffered a scalp wound and was severely bruised but not seriously hurt.  He was able to assist a motorist who stopped at the scene in placing his companion in another automobile which rushed him to a hospital.
    Vernon Rosenberger was born in Niles on November 18, 1896.  He attended the Niles public schools and completed his high school education with a business course in a South Bend commercial college.  During the World war although under draft age he enlisted and served overseas with a machine gun squad of the American forces.  In 1922 he was married to Miss Anor Callendar, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Callendar who reside south of Niles.  He was then employed in South Bend.  Four years ago he was appointed a highway patrolman, and last fall was promoted to a lieutenancy.  Besides his widow and parents, he is survived by one son, John Jr., age three and one brother, Floyd Rosenberger, 513 South Fifth Street, of Niles; also by his grandfather, Wall [sic] Rosenberger, age 83, who resides south of Niles near Brandywine.
    The young officer was well known in Niles.
    The body was to be brought this afternoon from Elkhart to his home at 383 Tonti avenue in South Bend.  While the funeral plans were not completed this morning it was expected that the services will be held in South Bend on Wednesday morning.

(Source:  Niles Daily Star, Monday May 23, 1927, page 1, col 5, cont. on page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library)