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||11 children ||Family: F17846
||1st. husband-Jacob Runkel. Married to Jacob Runkel and they went to Manton, Mich. to homestead a farm. He was a blacksmith and was in partnership with George Florence. Many people from Mercer County went to Michigan as the land was cheap. Jacob was clearing land and a log skidded into a sandbank. He lifted it and burst a blood vessel around his heart. The blood slowly leaked and he died a slow death. His baby daughter, Edith was only 8 months old when he died. He left Myrtle at age 10, Foster at age 5, and Harvey at age 3. He worked as a glass blower for awhile in Indiana. Because Jacob was bedfast, Edith would be put on his bed and he would entertain her. After he died, the family had a difficult time as she was used to so much attention. Rosa left Michigan after having a sale of the homestead. Rosa lived with Jacob's father and her own father and then returned to Mercer Co. . She left Michigan and returned to be near her family and lived with her family for a while but her sisters were teenagers and resented her being there so she moved out on her own. She was very poor but had great faith and raised her family in a time when women did not work. She was a midwife, did housekeeping for the sick and aged. She worked at Mersmans Table Co. She would walk quite a way to the barn space she rented, hitch her own buggy and drive to work. Many nights, she stayed up praying for food and necessities for her family and managed to survive until she remarried after WW 1 to George Buschur. Rosa buried five sons and two husbands. Willy and Russell died of complications of measles when Rosa was sick with them herself and a hired girl was caring for them all. Harold was run over by a wagon , Harvey died in a car accident as a teen and Foster died in jail with an attack of pancreatitis. She married Jacob Runkel and he was introduced to her through a cousin by mail. They corresponded while Jake was in the Coast Guard or Merchant Marines. Claudia has a pocket from his uniform with a letter he wrote to Rosa to introduce himself. They experienced many tragedies. Their two first children died at close to the same time ages 4 and 2 years of disease (possible Measels or dyptheria.) . They had a child killed as he was run over by a run-away logging wagon at age 3. She was left a young widow with four children to raise on her own.|
She was a midwife for Dr. Fishpaw who was a nearby neighbor in Wabash. Her daughter Edith washed bandages and rolled them for Dr. Fishpaw. She and her sister Laura Enyart were very close all their lives. They lived very close in Wabash, Ohio. They shared yeast each baking every other day.
Also married to George Buschur whose genealogy is in Mercer Co History 1978 under Sophie, his sister. She and George met while they both worked at Mersmans. He had been a wheat thresher and told by co-workers that his wife was unfaithful. He came home unexpected and caught her with another man. He left and they were divorced. Rosa would not date him or consider marriage because he was a married/divorced and Catholic man. He left to go to World War I. He wrote her the whole time and told her they would marry if he returned. He was gassed in WW I and on disability. He died of Hodgins Disease, a type of cancer of the lymph nodes and probably related to the gas when he was a soldier. When he returned, they married. He was a very good step-father to her children but was never allowed to discipline them as they were 'her children'. Rosa and George had one child together, Mary, a change of life baby.
As a young girl, Rosa's mother died leaving a large family of children. Her father never remarried and he raised the family along with his girl's help. Her mother was pregnant and crawled up on a fence to call the father in for lunch from the fields. The gate swung, she fell and later died from the fall and the baby also. Usually men in those times were not expected to raise a family, yet he did it and was a very special person.
1880 Federal Census:
Rosa is one year old and living with her parents Jacob and Julie Ann Rush in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Her father Jacob is a farmer and her mother is keeping house. Jacob reports being born in Indiana and both his parents in Ohio. Julie reports being born in Ohio and her parents also. Rosa was born in Ohio.
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Liberty, Mercer, Ohio;Roll:T9_1048; Family History Film: 1255048; Page: 475.2000;Enumeration District: 188; Image: 0663.
Married 3/5/1896 in Mercer County, Ohio.
1900 Federal Census:
Jacob is 23 years old and married to Rosa Rush who is 21. They are living in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. Children in the home are William Jacob age 3 and Russell James age 7/12. They report being married 4 years. Both state they were born in Ohio. Jacob is a farm Laborer. They are renting a house. Both report being able to read, write and speak English. Both report all parents being born in Ohio except Rosa's father who was born in Indiana.
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Jefferson, Adams,Indiana;Roll: T623 357; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 4.
1910 Federal Census:
Jacob is 34 and Rosa is 32 and they are living in Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Children in the home are:
Myrtle age 7
Foster C. age 5
Harvey age 5/12 months
Rosa and Jacob both report being born in Ohio. Jacob reports his father was born in Ohio and his Mother in Virginia. Rosa reports her parents being born in Ohio. Myrtle was born in Indiana and the rest of children were born in Ohio. Jacob is a blacksmith. They own a house free of a mortgage.
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Washington, Mercer,Ohio;Roll: T624_1214; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 125; Image: 1136
Jacob dies in 1912.
1920 Federal Census:
Rosa's first husband Jacob has died and she has returned to Ohio and remarried George Buschur. George is 36 and Rosa is 39. They are living in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, Ohio. In the home are children :
Myrtle age 17 is a Roller in a Cigar Factory
Foster age 12 is a student
Harvey age 10 is a student
Edith age 7
All state they were born in Ohio except Myrtle who was born in Indiana and Rosa's father in Indiana. Living on Mill St. George is a laborer doing Public work. He works for wages. George's parents are from West Virginia.
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Jefferson, Mercer, Ohio;Roll:T625_1418; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 364.
1930 Federal Census:
Rosa and George are living in Washington, Mercer County, Ohio with their daughter Mary. George is 46 and Rosa is 51 and Mary is 8 years old. All can read and write. Mary is attending school. Home is valued at $800.00 They were 36 and 41 when married. Rosa reports she and her parents were born in Ohio. George is a Gardner and Rosa is not working. George is a WW I Veteran. Their name is misspelled. It is spelled Bustore.
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Mercer,Ohio;Roll: 1850; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 1032.0.
Prior to her death, she left the hospital and stayed with her sister Laurie so she could look out the bedroom window and see her own home and was happy as long as she could. She also stayed with daughter Myrtle in Piqua. She died in Piqua, Ohio while staying with daughter Myrtle. Rosa is buried at the cemetery behind the church and her home in Wabash. You can stand at her grave and see the yard where the old house would stand. She would have been happy to be so near to her beloved home in Wabash.
Died at 4:30 P.M. at Piqua Memorial Hospital being in the hospital only several hours. W.H. Dick and Sons handled the Funeral. Held at Wabash Congregational Christian Church with Rev. Henry Vandeman officiating.Buried behind her house in Wabash called Live Oak Cemetery.Grandpa George Buschur, her second husband is buried there also.
Ohio Deaths 1958-2002 Record:
Name - Rosa E. Buschur
Age at Death - 86
Date of Death - 30 Mar 1965
City of Death - Piqua
County of Death - Miami
Volume - 18011
Certificate - 22663
Date of birth - Est. 1879
Gender - Female
Martial Status - Widowed
Race - White
County of Residence - Mercer
State of Residence - Ohio
Country of Residence - United States
Hospital of Death - Piqua Mem Med Center - closed
Certifier - Physician
Autopsy - yes, used for certification
Last residence: Wabash, Ohio
Source Citation: Certificate: 22663; Volume: 18011
Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932,1938-1944, and 1958-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data:Ohio. Division of Vital Statistics. Death Certificates and index, December 20, 1908 - December 31, 1953. State Archives Series 3094.Ohio Historical Society, Ohio.
Last residence was Wabash, Ohio. She stayed in Piqua, Ohio.
Member of Wabash Congregational Christian Church (United Church of Christ). Buried in Live Oak Cemetery or nicknamed Wabash Cemetery.
Rosa Eltha (Rush ) Runkel Buschur
||Adams County Marriage License #977 ||Family: F9240
||Alternative marriage place Jay County,Indiana ||Family: F12768
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12822
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12858
||Birth recorded in Book H-17 page 33.|
may be a mix up of sister's husbands. Crystal may have married Lennard and Dorothy married Unknown Ullman
||by John Emmill ||Family: F12448
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F7728
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F7729
||by Rev. Jacob Barber ||Family: F19177
||by Rev. S. L. Runkel ||Family: F17759
||by Reverend Monroe J Shearer Jr ||Family: F7726
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12830
||Dauphin County Marriage Application #146-T3 ||Family: F8067
||Dauphin County Marriage Records ||Family: F6358
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12806
||Dorothy Sprenkle Weds|
Miss Dorothy P. Sprenkle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Walter Sprenkle, 71 First avenue, this place, and Henry J. Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mohr, New Holland, were married at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church, Towson, Md., by the pastor, Rev. Harry B. Lee. The attendants were Miss Romaine Deitz, this place, and George Trayer, New Holland, both friends of the couple. The bride wore a powder blue street-length dress with white accessories and a shoulder bouquet of red roses and baby's breath, while Miss Deitz was attired in a Navy blue street-length dress with white accessories. Mrs. Mohr is employed by the J.C. Witner Cigar company, Red Lion, while the bridegroom works at the York Safe and Lock company. The couple will take up housekeeping in the near future.
[Source: SPRINKLE@rootsweb.com, From: "Margaret L. Sopp" , Subject: Re: [SPRINKLE] Obit - Henry J. Mohr, Sr. - PA, 6 Aug 2011. Date of news article and name of newspaper not specified.]
||Elias Perry J.P. ||Family: F12402
||From Indiana. Marriage listed in Mercer county marriages, Vol3andpublished in the Monitor OGS Mercer County, Ohio. ||Family: F12757
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12839
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12938
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12939
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12882
||Listed in Mercer County Marriages, Vol. 4 1876, 43 28. Also in the Mercer County Monitor,Vol. 14,-No. 1, Jan.-March 1993. Philo LeBlond, JP|
Alternative date of 8/10/1876 for marriage
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12808
||Marriage application - 26 Mar 1904 ||Family: F8088
||Marriage date listed as 10/14/1867 . John F. Boice of Troy, Ohio ,Charles Shepherd II and others such as his brother Franklin D Shepherd, Margaret Grim and Mildred Ludy worked on the Boice Line. ||Family: F12758
||Marriage License issued from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Have certified copy. Foster was 22 years old and Aunt Bea was 18 years old. Be is listed as having been born in Piqua, Ohio and that her occupation is housework. Neither were previously married. The Marriage certificate is signed by Rev. W. F. Huxford of Portage Baptist Church with witnesses being Mrs. Waldo Colbert and Mr. Waldo Colbert. September 11, 1929 ||Family: F12881
||Marriage listed in Book CJ 208, Adams Co.,Indiana ||Family: F12912
||Married at Piqua by Rev. White. Attendants were Harvey Runkel and Gladys Redmond Runkel. Harvey and Edith were brother and sister and John and Gladys were brother and sister. They had been married earlier in the day but John and Edith and Harvey and Gladys planned a double wedding but Edith was under age and had to state she was pregnant in order to get the license. Her Mother, Rosa Buschur, would not agree to say she was pregnant. Harvey and Gladys were married and then they all went to Troy to get license and Edith and John and everyone went to Piqua for them to be married by Rev. White. ||Family: F12739
||married by A.G. Hempleman ||Family: F16834
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F10980
||married by G.H. Leonard, V.D.M. ||Family: F12076
||Married by Henry Dickson, JP ||Family: F12752
||Married by Herbert Walber ||Family: F12918
||Married by James McDowell ||Family: F12765
||Married by Pastor Schultz. ||Family: F12919
||married by Rev. E. W. Behrrer ||Family: F16874
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12922
||Married by Rev. M. M. Habry ||Family: F12814
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12799
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12925
||Married by Rev. Roger Lautzenheiser of Geneva, Indiana. ||Family: F12923
||Married by Rev. Willian Haley. Died at Caylor Nickle Clinic, Wells County, Indiana. ||Family: F12789
||married by Samuel Longshore ||Family: F16888
||married by Samuel Longshore ||Family: F16913
||At least one living individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. ||Family: F12921
||Married in Salem Methodist Church, Salem, Indiana ||Family: F12793
||Mercer County marriages Vol. 5, 1880, John McAfee, jp. Listed in Mercer County Monitor, vol. 15, Num. 2 April-June 1994 ||Family: F12762