Obit: Rossman, Phillip (1836 - 1891)



----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/17/1891

Rossman, Phillip (4 MAR 1836 - 7 DEC 1891)

Greenwood Gleaner: News was received here on Tuesday morning announcing the death of Hon. Phillip Rossman, who died at 8 o'clock Monday evening Dec. 7, 1891, at the Emergency Hospital in Chicago, where he had gone to receive treatment for cancer of the rectum. Arriving there he was told that an operation had to be performed and that he had but one chance out of ten to recover. He was also told that he had but a short time to live without having the operation performed, and he submitted like the brave man that he was to the inevitable with the above result.

The deceased was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, March 4, 1836, and came to Sheboygan Co., Wis., in 1851, where he worked at the carpenter trade and in the woods until he went to Missouri in 1855. The war commencing he was forced to come north again for awhile. He was engaged by the Government in 1864, afterwards returning to Sheboygan Co. and in 1871 came to his present location in the town of Beaver, Clark County, Wis., and during that fall he built his saw mill. He was married in 1860 to Miss Angeline Doheen of France who now mourns his loss together with nine children, a father who is 88 years old, and four brothers. All the brothers were present at the funeral, also the children except Adolph, who lives in Montana, and Lionell, who lived in Michigan. He was buried Thursday at 2 o'clock p.m. The services were held at Shanks' hall, where loving hands had decorated the interior and friends had sent in flowers until the stage upon which they were place was a bank of beauty. The services at the hall were conducted by Rev. T. G. Owen, Unitarian Minister in Neillsville. The last sad rites at the grave were conducted by the Odd Fellows and Encampment, of whose orders he was a cherished member, there being over one hundred members of the order wearing the emblems of mourning in line. The attendance at the funeral was estimated to have been between eight and nine hundred. There was a large attendance of Odd Fellows from Neillsville, Spencer, Loyal, Longwood, Thorp and Veefkind. There were those of the members and ex-members of the legislature present: Senators M. C. Ring, R. J. MacBride and James O'Neill, of Neillsville, Assemblymen J. J. McGilvery of Black River Falls and Louis Rossman, brother of the deceased.



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