Lena Wisbar b. 1871

Lena Wisbar b. 1871 2nd great grandmother.

Lena Wisbar was born in Germany on May 27, 1871. At age 11 in 1882 she sailed to America and was soon living in Parkersburg Iowa. In 1888 Lena married Johan Roose. In 1900 Lena and Johan were farming in Butler County, Iowa. They had seven children and lots of grandchildren. In 1917 the Roose and Miller family were neighbors in Bristow, Iowa. (In 1905 J D and Mary Ella Miller were at the Lewis and Clark Expo in Portland, Oregon and maybe when they returned shared photos or souvenirs with their Bristow neighbors. The Miller and Roose families connected by marriage in 1961.) In 1938 and probably other years, Lena entered her needlework in the Butler County Fair and won ribbons for dining room and bedroom linens.


1938 Sep 14, page 3 of 8, column 4 mid bottom, dining room linens, 5th column top: bedroom linens in the Iowa Recorder FREE at the Greene Public Library Digital Resources

1948 Feb 16 page 7 of 16 column 1 bottom: Lena’s obituary. Waterloo Daily Courier $ at Ancestry . com

1917 Bennezette Township, page 11 (odd pages only) image 7 of 48. Atlas of Butler County Iowa 1917 Iowa counties historic atlases at Iowa Digital Library, U of I Libraries.