Martin Roose b. 1891

Martin Roose great uncle on RootsMagic tree.

Martin Roose was named after his grandpa Martin Wisbar and born on July 14 1891, the 2nd of 7 children of Johann and Lena Wisbar Roose. Martin’s older brother was George Roose, dad of Stanley Roose, Stanley and Martin shared a birthday. George, Martin and siblings grew up on their family farm, with their St Bernard dog Watch, in Jackson Township, Butler County, Iowa.

On June 12, 1917 Martin married Lillian Sinram. They had a daughter, Leona, in 1918 and a son, Harlan, in 1919, both children died young. Two daughters were born in 1923 and 1931. Their dad bought them a pony in 1936, “Dorothy and Margery Roose are the proud owners of a pony purchased Saturday by their father, Martin Roose for their pleasure and enjoyment.”

The 1930 census shows Martin, sister Minnie Roose Hahn, sister Mattie Roose Harms and brother George, all neighbors in Jackson township ‘1 mile north of primary 10’. Martin is No. 51, Minnie 52, George 54 and Mattie 55.

In 1939 youngest brother Joe Roose held a cornhusking contest on his farm. Martin, Joe and George Roose all competed in the contest, a man from Parkersburg won, “husked a net load of 1020 pounds of corn during the 80 minutes”.

Martin died in Clarksville November 16, 1950 age 59. He had heart trouble for a few years, cause of death was a heart attack. Both Martin and Lillian Sinram Roose are buried at Lynwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Iowa.

Roose, Martin 1929 Hart Parr tractor

1929 Hart Parr tractor

1929 Hart Carr tractor in full color

1929 Hart Carr tractor in full color

In 1989 Martin was in the Clarksville newspaper when his 1929 Hart Parr tractor was featured at the Cedar Falls Threshers Reunion. HIs daughter Dorothy and her husband kept the tractor then sold it, the new owner completely restored it. Black and white photo is from the 1989 Clarksville Star newspaper, a copy, the color photo is from a website, not Martin’s actual tractor but a similar model.

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Good deeds

Both my grandfathers, Stanley Roose and Faber Miller, show up (at least once) in the Greene, Iowa newspaper for their good deeds.

Stanley Roose: Good Neighbor Deed in Greene Recorder 1961 August 16, page 1of 10 column 3 midway.

A group of neighbors and friends gathered at the farm of Mr and Mrs William Kline on Friday afternoon and baled 1300 bales of hay. Town extra balers, wagons and tractors were provided to do the work. Those helping were Walt Wilkie, John Schwennen, Duane Miller, David Rotting, Myron Beguelin, Leonard Wiegman and son Gordon Cassman, Stan Roose, Galen Miller, Oscar Chaman and grandson, Dennis McWilliams, Gary McWilliams and Frances Beguelin. The neighbor ladies furnished lunch.

Faber Miller: Good Samaritan to Half Frozen Pheasant in Iowa Recorder 1942 Jan 7 page 1 column 5.
A half frozen hen pheasant picked up this morning by Faber Miller Greene rural mail carrier on his route was brought to the local post office this morning. The bird apparently recovered from the warmth of the postoffice, was given food and released again. Local sportsmen are asking all who can to leave a little grain or crumbs where they can be picked up by the hungry pheasants. The heavy snow prevents the birds from securing food as well as having normal shelter.

 

Anna Roos b. 1854

Anna Roos, 3rd great aunt on RootsMagic tree

Anna Christina was the 2nd child of Garbrand and Catharina Renistra Roos, born in 1854 probably in the Netherlands, near north western Germany where her parents were married. In 1862 the Roos family sailed to New York on the Adler, Anna was 9 years old. Her family lived in Ogle County, Illinois until she was about 18. roos, anna and devries marraigeThen by 1872 the family lived in Grundy County, Iowa. In Grundy County on May 2, 1880 Anna married Ippe Devries whose family came to America from Germany in 1866 when Ippe was 15. Anna and Ippe started a family (at least 7 kids) and farmed. They’re on the census in Butler County in 1880 and 1900. On the 1910 census, the family was in Seneca, Illinois and owned a dairy farm. The older sons were farm hands, the oldest daughter a trained nurse.

roos, j devries, i landBy August 1912 they were back in Iowa and featured in the Butler County Tribune and Aplington newspapers along with Anna’s brother John. “Allison: John Roos one of the wealthiest land owners of Jefferson township has sold out his land holding in Nobles County, Minnesota and has bought the Ippe De Vries quarter in section 26 of Bennezette township. John says Iowa land is good enough for him”. Anna lived to age 88, Ippe to age 86, both are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Aplington, Iowa.

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The Aplington News, 1912 Aug 29 page 1 column 6 top John Roos selling his Nobles, Minnesota land

Iowa, County Marriages 1838-1934 database, Roos, Anna and Ippe Devries 1880 marriage with license, return and marriage date of May 2, right side 3rd from bottom

1880, 1900, 1910 US census at FamilySearch.org

Find a Grave memorial 

Christian Roos b. 1859

Christian Roos 3rd great uncle on RootsMagic tree
Christian (named for his grandfather Christian Renistra) Roos was born in Harlingen, Netherlands or maybe Germany. In early August 1862 he was 3 years old and sailed, on the Adler, with parents and 3 older siblings to New York, arriving on August 18, 1862. From New York the family went to Ogle County, Illinois and then in 1880 they were living in Butler County, Iowa.

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Roos, Chris potetntial politicsIn 1885 Christian ‘Chris’ married Geske ‘Grace’ Lubberts and they both owned farm land including the Riverside Stock Farm run by their sons, Bertus (named for his Lubberts grandfather) and George. Chris and Grace also had 3 daughters who married and then farmed in the area. Chris lived to age 92 in the Aplington, Iowa area. He and his wife are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery.

There may be more to Chris’s story. August of 1912, a Chris Roos is elected Supervisor of 2nd district, Albion Township, maybe at the Democratic (state or county) Convention. In the Iowa Recorder of August 21st is the National Ticket with presidential candidate Woodrow Wilson at the top of list, then vice president, governor, etc. and Chris Roos Supervisor at the bottom. Probably this Christian Roos.

1917 Atlas of Butler County, Iowa (Mason City, IA: Anderson Publishing Co., 1917); image 17 of 48 shows land owned, image 33 of 48 lists businesses in Monroe township.

Garbrand Roos b. 1820

Garbrand Roos 3rd great grandfather.

Garbrand Roos b. 1820 in Germany, the Aurich district, also East Frisia, Osteel, names changed several times but always right on the Wadden Sea– a one of a kind habitat that changes twice a day when the tides go in and out and involves mudflats and hiking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudflat_hiking.

Garbrand was 26 when he married Catharina Renistra in Harlingen, Netherlands in 1846. The family sailed to America in 1862. From NY they went to Freeport, Illinois where Garbrand registers for the Civil War in the summer of 1863. In 1880 the Roos family was in Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy County, Iowa they owned and farmed at least 80 acres of land. On the 1885 Iowa census the family along with a housekeeper live on their farm and on this single census page the majority of residents are from Germany, a few from Denmark, and a few from America’s eastern states. Garbrand was one founder of the German Baptist Church in Aplington, Iowa, along with the Dreyer and Lubberts families whose daughters married into the Roos family. Garbrand also went by George and lived to see his children married with families and starting farms of their own. Garbrand died in September of 1888 at the age of 68 and is buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Aplington Iowa.
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Garbrand Roos and New German Baptist Church. Volume 1 page 353, Chapter 26 Monroe Township and Town of Aplington.
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At Ancestry . com Illinois 3rd Vol 5 of 7 image 285 of 632. Freeport Garbrand is 46, a farmer assigned. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865

Johan Roose b. 1865

Johann Roose b. 1865 2nd great grandfather.

Johan was born April 19, 1865 in Freeport, Illinois. His dad Garbrand, mom Catharina, 2 brothers and 2 sisters landed in New York August 12, 1862  The family is listed as Roos on their New York passenger list. Johan also went by John, on a marriage record he is Joseph, he began using Roose as his last name, the rest of his family kept Roos.

Johann is with his family on census records in 1870, Ogle, Illinois near Freeport then in 1885 in Grundy Center, Iowa. March 14, 1888 Johann marries Lena Wisbar in Parkersburg, Iowa then he and Lena move to Jefferson Township a few miles north. In 1917 Johan farmed near Bristow. By 1925 at age 60 he was living in Allison with Lena and youngest daughter Lela. Johan died at age 61 on October 18, 1926. He is buried at Allison Cemetery in Allison, Iowa.
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“Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KC49-WFT: 4 November 2017), Joseph W Boas and Lena Wisbach, 14 Mar 1888, Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States; citing reference p 168, county courthouses, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,035,397.