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Rosina Lauenroth Papers




2012



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Creation: 05.04.2012
Language: English

Title: Rosina Lauenroth Papers
Dates: 1826 - 1911
Quantity: 1 box
Identification: PP LRo
Language: English

This collection contains letters received by Rosina Nepalis (Lauenroth) Werner and sent and received by her husband, Heinrich Lauenroth between 1839 and 1892 from the Koegel family (sister, Johanne, and brother-in-law, Casper, who were Moravian missionaries in Greenland), Lauenroth family, (sister-in-law, Conradine, Johann Christoph), Gross family, Schippang family, Wunderling family, Sophie Winkler, Dorothe Schwarz, J.C. Jacobsen, Marie Scheder, Eugene Leibert, Malvina and F.G. Luther, Ludwig Mueller, and D. Bender; several loose envelopes to Rosina Werner and Heinrich Lauenroth; a poem in commemoration of Nov. 13, 1834, "Wir segnen Dich, Beym neuen Lebensschritte"; expression of sympathy in memory of Gottlieb Mag, Niesky, Aug. 11; account of year's finances of Rosina Lauenroth Dec. 30,1862; baptismal certificate and confirmation certificates for Heinrich Lauenroth and Rosina Nepilas; manuscript book with sermons and poems/hymns.


Rosina Nepalis (Lauenroth) Werner (sometimes referred to as Rosel) was born in Cheln, Prussia, on June 18, 1814. Rosel moved around several times in her early years, growing up in Berlin, Neuwied, Kleinwelke, and Niesky where she was an active member of the Moravian Church and well-acquainted with the ministry. In 1848 Rosel married Henry Lauenroth who lived in Niesky as well and was connected with the diaspora work of the Moravian Church. After getting married the Lauenroths resettled in America. Upon arrival they lived temporarily in Bethlehem, Pa., before moving to Ohio so Heinrich Lauenroth could pursue his career as a shoemaker. The couple settled in several cities in Ohio including Cleveland, Akron, and Canal Dover and finally were persuaded to settle in Sharon, Ohio, and joined the congregation. Heinrich died unexpectantly from drowning in the Mud Run river leaving Rosina a widow. The couple had five children, four daughters and one son (one daughter died in infancy and the only son died at age nine). Three years after the death of Heinrich, Rosina remarried Jacob Werner who died in 1883, leaving her a widow for the second time. After the death of her second husband, Rosina lived with her daughter Rosanna until her death in June of 1902 and then with her daughter, Sr. Allen T. Myer until her death in September 1902. Rosina finally moved in with her last surviving child, Lydia, in Gnadenhuetten, Ohio, until Rosina's death on October 22, 1911. Rosina died at the age of 97 years, 4 months, and 4 days and was survived by a daughter, 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.


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