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status November 9th 2008
Uwe Thomsen

 

Adolph Iversen Rosenblad(t) (1851-abt.1929), the youngest brother of my great grandmother, was born at Tved, Toender Parish, Schleswig (Denmark). He left in March 1872 on board the SS Hansa and lived at first 1½ years in Connecticut and then 7 years in Warren County, Illinois, before he settled in Guthrie County, Iowa, temporarily at Dodge Township with a Schleswig-born  partner, Anthony Petersen (1853-1946), whose biography will follow below.

He was married in (Greene County) to Danish-born Martha Christensen (1848-1912) on March 11th 1880. She was from the island Langeland (in "The Great Belt") and also part of an immigrant family,  as two of her  brothers, christened Wilhelm and Ferdinand, both stayed - like Adolph and herself - in Warren County, Illinois, before they all settled in Iowa. 

Wilhelm - in the US William Christensen (1845-1926) - purchased 80 acres on sector 29 at Highland Township, Guthrie County, directly west of the property that Jens Ludewig Rosenbladt purchased about 1892, and - according to the 1885 State Census - also next to Marie and Frederik Jensen (see below), but except a reliable conjunction in time there isn't, so far, found anything supporting that these two neighbours succeeded each other. He was married 1880 - to Danish-born Anne Sophie Rasmussen (1856-1926). Both were buried at Highland Cemetery. They had 7 children, all surviving childhood. No further investigations concerning this family will be published here. 

Ferdinand - in the US Henry Beel (1851-1929), a quite remarkable change! - settled at Grant Township, Cass County. He was married (August 2nd 1873 in Warren County, Illinois) to Danish-born Anne Cathrine Olsen (1849-1925). Both were buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Anita, Cass County. They had 12 children, 7 of them surviving childhood. No further investigations concerning this family will be published here. 

Some hints concerning Martha's family could be derived from a family tree at "rootsweb", where further details - unverified and at some points apparently incorrect - about the family are accessible. Some of her ancestors were entered in the Rosenblad-summary (link at left coloumn), although enquiries have just begun. Further details may, however, be added soon (linked from that summary).   

Adolph and Martha left Dodge Township before 1885 and purchased 160 acres of land on sector 32 at Highland Township. The family may have been outside Iowa for a short  while, as no family members were registered by the 1885 State Census. Later – between 1900 and 1907 – he purchased a further 160 acres on sector 33, previously owned by W. F. Whorley.

Adolph married a second time about 1917 the also Danish-born widow Marie Jensen (1864-1935) (maiden name Nielsen) and moved to Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County (mentioned as a married couple in October that year). 1920 they lived at Council Bluffs, but before 1925 they settled in Elk Horn in Shelby County, where she was still registered (as his widow) in 1930, meaning that Adolph must have passed away by then, but neither his death, nor his grave is identified, so far. He is mentioned at the tombstone of Martha at Highland Cemetery, but his own stone, respectively inscription or just death record, is missing, probably due to his burial at Elk Horn or Council Bluffs. Some knowledge of Marie is added below.

By 1928 Adolph was still registered as the owner of 320 acres on sectors 32 and 33 in Highland Township, Guthrie County, and this could narrow down the time limits for his death – depending, although, on circumstances.

From the first marriage there were 3 children: Charles Edward Rosenblad (1881-1946), Mary Belle Rosenblad (1882-1919), and Jessie Amelia Rosenblad (1884-1936). Their biographies and descendants will be sketched below.

 

Marie Nielsen (1864-1935), the second wife of Adolph Iversen Rosenblad (see above). They got married about 1917, and it was her second marriage, too. 

Previously she was married to Frederik Jensen (1862-1912). They were married 1883 in Greene County, Iowa and lived at Highland Township, Guthrie County by the 1885 State Census of Iowa, which make it quite clear that Marie and Adolph knew each other long before they married. By the 1900 Census Marie and Frederik lived in Pottawattamie County, Council Bluffs City, and 1910 they had moved to Lewis Township. In the marriage with Frederik she had 8 children, of which 6 survived childhood. Details of their faith and descendants may be added later.

Some dates and names could be derived from a family tree set up by the reverend Jack Holman, who is married to a granddaughter of Marie and Frederik, but verification attempts weren't exactly successful, and an e-mail concerning supplementary inquiries was returned  by the "Postfix" remark, that the address "is not a valid user".

According to notes in the “Elk Horn – Kimballton Review” of March 2nd and November 2nd 1933 Marie, as Mrs. Adolph Rosenbladt, respectively handed over her dwelling to “Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen” and “moved to the Salem Old People’s Home Monday and will make her home there in the future”.  

Her burial isn't found, yet.

 

Anthony Petersen (1853-1946),  partner of Adolph Iversen Rosenblad (see above) at Dodge Township, Guthrie County in Iowa, registered by the 1880 Census. Like Adolph Iversen Rosenblad he was born in Toender Parish, Schleswig, too, although not at the same village, and he arrived in the US later the same year (September 1872) on board the SS Wisconsin. They may, somehow, have known each other, as they presumably didn't meet at the Iowan prairie by pure coincidence.

He married Illinois-born Elizabeth (1863-1929) ("Lizzie" - her maiden name isn't found) about 1882, and moved to South Dakota about 1886, settling in Miner County, Clinton Township, where he purchased a farm and was elected County Commissioner (1920 Census).They had two children: Bertha Peterson (born 1883) and Emmet Hans Peterson (1887-1980). 

Emmet married Josephine E. Severaid (born abt. 1893) in 1912, settled in Clinton Township, too, and - according to the 1930 Census - they had 3 children: Leonard Peterson (born abt. 1917), Phylis Peterson (born abt. 1923) and Robert Peterson (born abt. 1927). No further investigations will be published, so far.

 

Charles Edward Rosenblad (1881-1946), the only son of Adolph Iversen Rosenblad (see above), lived at home on Sector 32-33 at Highland Township, Guthrie County, Iowa, apparently until 1908 when he married a girl from Sector 27, Jennie Mae Garnes (1887-1946), and they established their own household.

By 1925 they still lived on rented property, but in 1928 he was registered as the owner of 40 acres in the SE-corner of sector 29 – perhaps the same land, he had rented before, while she owned an equal, obviously inherited, parcel on Sector 27, and by the 1930 Census he was still registered as owner of his land.

The properties at Highland Township got new owners before 1946, but already in 1933 they had moved to Sutherland, Nebraska, and both Charles and Jennie were buried at the North Platte Cemetery.

They had these five children (details below): Emma Irene Rosenblad (1910-1981), Merl Wilson Rosenblad (1913-1982), Harold L. Rosenblad (1915-1983), Estel E. Rosenblad (1918-1974) and Orville A. Rosenblad (1921-1967).

 

Emma Irene Rosenblad (1910-1981), daughter of Charles Edward Rosenblad (see above), graduated from Bayard High School 1928 and was still registered with the family in Iowa by the 1930 Census (without occupation),.  She married Frank Joseph MacKe (1904-1976) and lived in Nebraska. Both were buried at the North Platte Cemetery.

Children are not identified, so far, but living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public. 

 

Merl Wilson Rosenblad (1913-1982), son of Charles Edward Rosenblad (see above), was still registered with the family in Iowa by the 1930 Census, and obviously he lived in Nebraska some time, as his Social Security Number was issued there 1956. He married a girl, Velma A. Kelley (1925-2005), who was, actually, born in Nebraska, lived in Colorado as child (1930 Census) and was back in Nebraska before 1951, when her Social Security Number was issued there. He died in Bell, Los Angeles, California, she in Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. 

Living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public. 

 

Harold L. Rosenblad (1915-1983), son of Charles Edward Rosenblad (see above), was still registered with the family in Iowa by the 1930 Census. He lived in Lincoln County, Nebraska  before 1946, when he was returning from the war in Europe, and was married to Ruth Hanich (1917-1963) from Nebraska. Both are buried at the North Platte Cemetery. 

Living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public. 

 

Estel E. Rosenblad (1918-1974), son of Charles Edward Rosenblad (see above), was still registered with the family in Iowa by the 1930 Census. He was married, lived at Bayard, Guthrie County, Iowa, later in Lincoln County, Nebraska, and he died at Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California. 

His wife is still living, and 1 son and 7 daughters was recorded, although not sufficient identified, yet, but living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public. 

 

Orville A. Rosenblad (1921-1967), son of Charles Edward Rosenblad (see above), was still registered with the family in Iowa by the 1930 Census and moved to Lincoln County, Nebraska before 1940 (Enlistment for World War 2). Neither marriage nor children has been verified, so far. 

He was buried at the North Platte Cemetery.

 

Mary Belle Rosenblad (1882-1919), the older daughter of Adolph Iversen Rosenblad (see above), married Roy Earl Hall (1877-1956) about 1904. 

Both were born at Highland Township and both were buried at Highland Cemetery. 

They had these children: Jessie I. Hall (1905-1936), Cecil E. Hall (1906-1945), Thelma Hall (born abt. 1909), Gerald Hall (born abt. 1911), Martha Hall (born abt. 1913) and Harmon H. Hall (1918-2003).

Further details might be added soon, but living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public.

 

Jessie Amelia Rosenblad (1884-1936), the younger daughter of Adolph Iversen Rosenblad (see above), married Archie Henry Bryan (1881-1936) abt. 1904. He was born in Iowa (Union County), but by 1900 the family owned a farm in Missouri (Dade County, Marion Township), where he lived, too.

At first they lived as a separate household at (or close to) her fathers farm at Highland Township, and his parents had also moved to the same neighbourhood (on rented land) before 1910. By 1925 Archie and Jessie still lived on rented property, but 1930 he was registered as owner of the land.

Both were buried at Highland Cemetery.

They had 2 children, Kenneth E. Bryan (1905-1988) and Doretha B. Bryan (1917-1996) – further details below.

 

Kenneth E. Bryan (1905-1988), son of Jessie Amelia Rosenblad and Archie Henry Bryan (see above), lived at home as single at Highland Township by the 1930 Census and was later married to Leota (1911-1999) - maiden name unnown. Both are buried at Highland Cemetery, Bayard. Nothing further is found, so far.

Living descendants, acknowledged or assumed, and their life events will not be published, unless they present their biographical information by themselves with permission to make such content public.

 

Doretha B. Bryan (1917-1966), daughter of Jessie Amelia Rosenblad and Archie Henry Bryan (see above), lived at home as single at Highland Township by the 1930 Census. About 1936 she married Ellis Robert Rogers (1913-1991). He was employed by the railroad at Wheaton, Illinois.

By retirement 1977 they went to Texas, but they died at Rogers, Arkansas, where their gravestone is preserved at Benton County Memorial Park (www. findagrave.com).

They had at least one son, mentioned in newspaper notes in the 1930-es and 40-es, but further details were not found, so far.