Obit: Rosenau, Beth Marion Limberg (1901 - 1933)

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Surnames: Rosenau, Limberg, Homrighausen, katterhenry, Klemme, Stromer, Lampheer, Bardon, Bemis, Bardon, Scheib, Schultz, Ossterhous

----Sources: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 25 May 1933

Rosenau, J. C. Mrs. (28 Feb 1901 - 21 May 1933)

Mrs. J. C. Rosenau died at Rocky Knoll Sanitarium at Plymouth, Wis., on Sunday morning after an illness of three years with tuberculosis. Burial was made Wednesday afternoon at Plymouth. When in Colby, Wisconsin from 1925 to 1927, Rev. Rosenau, the deceased’s husband, was pastor of the Reformed church.

----Sources: Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, Wisconsin,  Friday, May 26, 1933, Page 9

Impressive Rites For Mrs. Julius Rosenau

Impressive funeral rites were held on Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Beth Marion Rosenau, wife of Rev. Julius Rosenau, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Limberg. Services at the Wittkopp Funeral Home were lead by Dr. E. G. Homrighausen of Indianapolis, a schoolmate of Rev. Rosenau. During the services Mrs. Eldon Hoehne and Mrs. Paul Mayer sang "In the Garden" and "Within the Walls." They were accompanied by Mrs. Arno Schultz at the piano. At the Plank Road Reformed church services were conducted by Rev. E. J. katterhenry of Kohler. Two vocal selections, "Whispering Hope" and "Home," were sung by Mrs. Otto Ebenreiter and, daughter, Muriel, and by Mrs. Hoehne and Mrs. Mayer.

The body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church, the Rev. John Scheib of Kaukauna rendering the prayer at the grave, Mrs. Rosenau passed away Sunday morning following an illness of several years. She was well-known throughout the county, having graduated from the class of 1930 at Plymouth high school and later attended the Milwaukee Normal school, and was a successful teacher for two years.

The pallbearers were six cousins of the deceased: Paul Limberg, Harley Wolf, Leroy Bardon, Milfdrd and Edward Bemis and Sheldon Parrish.

Among the many friends and relatives from this vicinity who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Dater Lampheer and Mr. and Mrs. Halbert Lampheer of Glenbeulah. Those from away were Lawrence Ossterhous and Marjory Ossterhous of Appleton, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stromer of Klemme, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stromer of Garner, Iowa, Mrs. Minnie Luebke, Mrs. Paul Marquardt of West Allis, Rudblplr Rosenau of Waterford, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. John Ellaon and Miss Irma Rosenau of Minneapolis

Plymouth, Wisconsin High School


----Sources: History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, past and present, Volume 2; S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1912

William H. Limberg, who was still in his infancy when his parents came to Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, was reared to manhood on the home farm at Greenbush and educated in the district schools of that vicinity. He early began assisting his father with the work of the fields and care of the stock and after laying aside his schoolbooks he gave his entire attention to the operation of the home farm for a time, but later worked out by the month. As he was the eldest of a large family many duties devolved upon him and his earnings were largely used to assist in maintaining his younger brothers and sisters until they were old enough to become self-supporting. After relieved of this responsibility he saved his money until he had accumulated sufficient to buy his present place when he engaged in farming on his own account. Mr. Limberg labored tirelessly for many years bringing his land unto a high state of productivity and now reaps abundant harvests that amply repay him for his toil.

During the period of his ownership he has wrought many and extensive improvements on his farm, including the erection of substantial barns and outbuildings and an attractive and comfortable residence, equipped with all modern appointments. He takes great pride in his place, which stands as a monument to years of industry and perseverance, proving that enterprise and persistence are greater factors in a successful career than favorable circumstances. In connection with agricultural pursuits Mr. Limberg also engages in dairying and receives very satisfactory results from this undertaking. Mr. Limberg also builds and places on the market a patented silo and in all has erected over six hundred, putting up as many as two hundred and seventy-two during the last year and receiving gratifying financial results from the business. He has acquired a comfortable competence and beside his various interests owns a residence and lot in town which he rents.

On the 14th of March, 1894, Mr. Limberg was married to Lizzie Ossterhous. the eldest of the seven children of John and Jane Ossterhous. The others are as follows: Hannah, who married C. F. Bemis; Henry, who lives in Colorado; Alfred, principal of the high school at Grafton; Jennie, the wife of A. S. Parrish; Jacob, who lives in this county; and Ora, who is attending the university at Appleton. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Limberg: Leland John, whose birth occurred on the 4th of May, 1896; Wayne Conrad, who was born on the 9th of February, 1898; Beth Marion, born on February 28, 1901; and Florence Jane, whose natal day was the 16th of January, 1909.
Mr. Limberg is a member of the Equitable Fraternal Union, and in politics he is a republican. He is a man of many commendable qualities and is accorded the esteem and good will of his friends and neighbors in Plymouth township, where his long period of residence has given him ample opportunity to manifest his worth.


1920 Federal Census, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Beth M Limberg, white, single, female
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
self William H Limberg M 57y Wisconsin
wife Elizabeth Limberg F 46y Wisconsin
son Leland Limberg M 23y Wisconsin
son Wayne J Limberg M 20y Wisconsin
dau Beth M Limberg F 18y (1902 Wisconsin)
dau Florence Limberg F 10y Wisconsin
dau Doris Limberg F 5y Wisconsin

1930 Federal Census, Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, enumeration district number: 0048, family number: 90, sheet number and letter: 4A, line # 49

Beth Rosenau
event: Census
event date: 1930
gender: Female
age: 28
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1902
relationship to head of household: Wife
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
head Julius Rosenau M 30 Minnesota
wife Beth Rosenau F 28 Wisconsin



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