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Edwin Lewis Rosecrance
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Birth: Apr. 29, 1829
New York, USA
Death: May 21, 1910
Monroe Center
Ogle County
Illinois, USA

A resident of section 5, Monroe Township and one of the substantial farmers of Ogle County had been a resident of the county since 1855. He was born in New York State, April 29, 1829 and is the son of John W. and Mary (Edson) Rosecrance, also natives of the same state.

Edwin grew to manhood in his native state where he was reared to farm life. In 1855 he came to Illinois and first located in the Stillman Valley where he resided three years. The first year he worked by the month, but the second and third years he rented and cultivated farms, the first comprising one hundred and twenty acres and the second eighty acres. He then moved to Monroe Township and purchased a farm of eighty acres and later in 1884, forty acres additional giving him a fine farm of one hundred and twenty acres, and all substantially improved by the erecting of barns, a good windmill, orchards, trees, and remodeling the home. In

On the 18th of February 1852, Mr. Rosecrance was united in marriage at Elbe, Genesee County, New York, with Miss Addie L. Norton, daughter of Lochlin and Laura (Clark) Norton. By this union two children were born. Frank E. grew to manhood and married Stella Chase, daughter of Henry and Catherine (Hannaford) Chase, who were early settlers of Winnebago County. Daughter Addie M. married Arthur Chase, brother of Stella, and resided in Cherry Valley Township, Winnebago County.

Mr. Rosecrance has made many substantial improvements upon the place, erecting new barns, putting up a good windmill, setting out orchards and ornamental trees and remodeled the house. In addition to general farming, Edwin also engaged in stock-raising to some extent, giving special attention to raising Poland China hogs, and Hereford cattle and generally shipped his own stock to Chicago.

He served as highway commissioner nine years and school director ten years, and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at New Milford. A residence of more than half a century in Ogle County brought him in contact with the best people and wherever known he was held in high esteem.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Adeliza Norton Rosecrance (1825 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Frank Edwin Rosecrance (1863 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Milford Cemetery
New Milford
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Sunnyann
Record added: Aug 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95236666
Edwin Lewis Rosecrance
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Edwin Lewis Rosecrance
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