Rose Celia  Kellenberger

Rose Celia Kellenberger[1]

Female 1897 - 1995  (97 years)

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  • Name Rose Celia Kellenberger 
    Born 18 Aug 1897  Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Jan 1995  Hills, Rock County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0284  Gerber Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 

    Father Heinrich Johann Kellenberger,   b. 10 Oct 1862, Rorschach, St. Gallen, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1918, Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Anna Blaser,   b. 31 Jul 1865, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1957, Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 16 Aug 1896  Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Histories
    Kellenberger-John Henry (Heinrich Johann) History
    Kellenberger-John Henry (Heinrich Johann) History
    Family History of John Henry Kellenberger
    Census Reports
    Blaser, Anna - 1915 Kansas Census
    Blaser, Anna - 1915 Kansas Census
    Blaser, Anna - 1915 Kansas Census
    Family ID F0144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Moser,   b. 9 Oct 1893, Bern, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1977, Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1916  Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married in Seneca, KS
    Children 
     1. John Milford Moser
    +2. Ione Louella Moser,   b. 14 May 1919, Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 2005, Hills, Rock County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Mariann Lucille Moser
     4. John Nicholas Moser,   b. 16 Nov 1921, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1935, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     5. Harry Eugene Moser,   b. 22 Sep 1923, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1945, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +6. Leo Calvin Moser
     7. Donald Hal Moser,   b. 3 May 1926, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1927, Larchwood, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +8. Betty Jean Moser
    +9. Estelle Rose Moser
    +10. Franklin Dale Moser
    +11. Evelyn Elizabeth Moser
    +12. Donna May Moser
    +13. Janet Lee Moser
    Photos
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger
    Marriage Photograph of John Moser and Rose Kellenberger
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger
    Photo of John Moser and Rose Kellenberger in 1958
    Moser, John and Rose Children Photograph
    Moser, John and Rose Children Photograph
    Photograph of Children of John and Rose Moser
    Documents
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger Marriage Announcement
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger Marriage Announcement
    Marriage Announcement of John Moser and Rose Kellenberger provided by Shirlee DeHaan
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F0078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Aug 1897 - Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1916 - Seneca, Nemaha County, Kansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1995 - Hills, Rock County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Lester, Lyon County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Kellenberger, Rose
    Kellenberger, Rose
    Rose Kellenberger Photograph - Married John Moser
    Kellenberger, Rose Photograph
    Kellenberger, Rose Photograph
    Photograph of Rose Kellenberger Moser

    Headstones
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger Headstone
    Moser, John and Rose Kellenberger Headstone
    Headstone for John Moser and Rose Kellenberger

    Histories
    Rose Kellenberger - History
    Rose Kellenberger - History
    Rose Kellenberger - History written by one of her great-granddaughters

  • Notes 
    • School Project one of her grandchildren:

      Great Grandmother Rose

      "In the sweet, by and by, we shall meet on that beautiful shore". The words of this song still bring comfort to my Great Grandma, Rose Moser.
      Even though she is 96 years old, confined to a rest home and no longer able to see, she still possesses a hope of meeting her loved ones in heaven.
      Grandma Rose is not a woman of fame or renown, but her life is typical of our forefathers.

      Rose Kellenberger married John Moser December 20th, 1916 in Bern, Kansas.
      On January 1, 1918 a baby boy, John Milford was born. Baby John died shortly after birth. Grandma Rose mourned the loss of her first born.
      Shortly thereafter they moved to a farm northeast of Larchwood. In the next eight years Grandma Rose was blessed with six children.

      One hot July day the children entertained themselves playing with water from a wooden stock tank near the windmill. Fourteen month old Donald found himself a gallon pail to stand on in order to reach the water in the tank. The other chi1dren were occupied with their play and garden nearby. They missed him and started looking for him and found baby Donald in the water. Seven year old Mariann took the child -From the tank to the house, where Grandma Rose was busy. Grandma Rose emitted a loud wail as she was handed her lifeless child. The family grieved. Grandpa John built the rough box to hold the tiny casket.

      The family continued to grow, and in another eight years five more children were added. Grandpa John began to rely on the help of his oldest son John Nicholes now thirteen years of age.

      One noon young Johnny was stricken with a severe stomach ache. The pain lasted several hours, and then Johnny felt some better. It was decided to take him to the doctor In Luverne, MN. The doctor operated, and found that Johnny's appendix had ruptured. His parents were informed that infection had set in, and that Johnny wouldn't live. Johnny suffered for three or four days. One morning at 3:OO Johnny called Grandma Rose to come over to his bed and said, "Mom I want to kiss you good-by. I'm going to heaven to play with the angels'. With that he died.

      Three years later the last child joined the family. The family was complete with thirteen children. Yet the circle had been broken with the loss of three sons.

      In 1940 Grandpa John didn't feel very well. It was in October, corn picking time. Grandpa John was stricken with bad stomach cramps. The pain was so severe he clawed grooves in the plaster wall with his fingers. Grandma Rose became frantic. Three new doctors had recently set up practice in Rock Rapids. Grandma Rose called all three and pleaded with them to hurry to the aid of her husband. The first Doctor to arrive took Grandpa back to town. They operated and found his appendix had ruptured. In the ten years since young Johnny had died, new procedures and medications had been discovered. But despite drainage tubes and sulfa Grandpa's conditions worsened. Breathing became difficult and the Doctor told the family chances of survival were slim. After a visit and prayer from a church minister Grandpa took a turn for the better. He recuperated and after many weeks returned home.
      In 1944 the oldest living son. Harry, was drafted into the army on his 19th birthday. After training he was sent to the island of Luzon in the Philippine.

      On Memorial Day 1945 Grandma Rose received the message that Harry had been killed by sniper fire on May 13th, over two weeks before the word of his death was received. A memorial service was held a few weeks later with only Harry's picture to remember him by. In Sept. 1948 Harry's body was laid to rest here.
      How did Grandma Rose overcome, it was her strong faith that God was in command and that some day in the "sweet by and by" she will meet her loved ones in a joyful reunion never to part again.

  • Sources 
    1. [S0081] Jim Kellenberger, Jim Kellenberger/Lorraine Kellenberger Tatge, (of Pensacola, FL).

    2. [S0021] Kellenberger Family History and Record Book - Revised 1978.