Maj Raphael Guido Rombauer

Maj Raphael Guido Rombauer

Birth
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
Death 15 Sep 1912 (aged 74)
Kirksville, Adair County, Missouri, USA
Burial Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
Plot Bl 7, Lot 21, Sp 10
Memorial ID 116037267 · View Source
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Veteran: Civil War (Union)
Served on staff of General U S Grant

NOTICE:

Saturday April 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. is date set for his burial ceremony!

The ceremony is planned to be a big event for Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, with old canon and all now that he will finally be laid to rest next to his wife he buried in 1899 & their two of five children earlier. Included, is the placement of his new Civil War vertical headstone, following his cremains having laid unclaimed for over one hundred and two years in a Saint Louis crematory. His cremains were claimed by a second great granddaughter, brought across state for interment with wife & two children in Carthage's Park cemetery, created, 1879, some five years after they resided in their hometown for around twenty years, from 1874 till around 1894. This is planned to be a big event for Carthage!

h/o Emma Thomas.

Birth: 8th of ten reported children in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Hungary/Austria.

~ Early History: Raphael was around ten years of age during the "1848-'49 War of Liberation" in which his older brother, Richard Gottfried was killed, his father and oldest brother were captured, two sisters, Clara & Irma, died, father escaped to America, wife with remaining seven of ten children followed after release of oldest brother in 1851.

~ Rombauer, Raphael Guido Major, 1st Illinois Light Artillery; chief of artillery of the District of West Tennessee; while serving under General U.S. Grant, (in Grant's papers is noted receiving message in Hungarian, on 4 September 1861 regarding four large artillery pieces), in the early days of the war, he handled the communications in Hungarian from Fremont
~ Following the Civil War, Raphael was appointed Acting Superintendent of the 1st railroad into Jasper county, Missouri started 1871, when it went to receivership 3rd OCT 1874.


~ ~ GREAT NEWS, Received word Tuesday, September 23, 2014 that a 2nd great,granddaughter of Raphael's has picked up his 102 year unclaimed Cremains from Valhalla Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Cemetery in Saint Louis prior to the planned November internment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery by the "Missing in America Project" of unclaimed cremains and wants them interred with his wife he buried 115 years ago with two of their five children, in Park cemetery, Carthage, Missouri.

~ One possible (?) reason he may have NOT been buried with his wife in 1912 is that Park cemetery was having problems existing, as my father told me, as did my aunt tell her daughter, that our grandfather helped save Park cemetery during the earlier part of the 20th century, some thirty or so years following its 1879 creation.

A grand belated gala military affair is being planned to honor and accompany this most honorable Union officer, an aide to Gen U S Grant, for his burial and the-placing of his 102 year past due, vertical Civil War headstone with the beloved wife he buried 115 years earlier, of his heretofore, 102 year unclaimed cremains, claimed by a 2nd great,granddaughter from a Saint Louis crematory and brought across state of Missouri to Carthage.

A true mystery! ~ ~ Raphael Guido Rambauer, an 1851 Hungarian naturalized immigrant, a veteran union solider of the Civil War, with interest in railroads, then a coal mine company owner among other ventures, died in Kirksville, Missouri in 1912 while a pair of older brothers reside in Saint Louis, Missouri. The then newly organized Missouri Crematory Valhalla Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Cemetery, whose first interment was in 1911, however, a part of a group starting elsewhere in 1887, had his remains since 1912, over one hundred years, likely one of their earliest cremations, and maintained his unclaimed ashes until 23 SEP 2014 when a 2nd gr,granddaughter claimed & picked them up. His older brother, Roderick Emil's Death Certificate states, his body too was sent to Valhalla crematory in 1924, however found interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery, where in the following year another brother, Robert Julius was laid to rest. Raphael's wife, preceded him in death in 1899, who he buried with two of their five children in the late nineteenth century at Park cemetery, Carthage, Missouri, ~ their hometown from APR 1874 for some twenty odd years.

It will be nice to reunite this couple after 115 years of separation & provide him his military veteran vertical headstone marker. His cremains were turned over to Park cemetery Saturday, 27th of September 2014 by a 2nd great,granddaughter who claimed them the 23rd from Missouri Crematory Valhalla's Hillcrest Abby in St Louis area where they had rested, unclaimed, for 102 years

Hungarians in the American Civil War, by Eugene Pivany, Search for surname: Rombauer.

VIEW:"NOVINGER (ADAIR COUNTY),
MISSOURI: The People, the Town and the Surrounding Communities" by Gary G Lloyd, Search for surname: Rombauer.

~ Immigration with mother & six siblings occurred 6 SEP 1851, (Naturalization also in 1851), from Hamburg, Germany to New York aboard Hamburg Bark, Copernicus, where mother, Bertha, was listed forty-one and he thirteen years old, sixth of seven children,
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4 Bertha Rombauer 41 f Ungarn Iowa
5 Bertha Rombauer 22y4m f Ungarn Iowa
6 Robert Rombauer 21y3m m Ungarn Iowa
7 Broderick Rombauer 18y7m m Ungarn Iowa
8 Ida Rombauer 16 f Ungarn Iowa
9 Roland Rombauer 14y6m m Ungarn Iowa
10 Guido Rombauer 13 m Ungarn Iowa
11 Emma Rombauer 10y5m f Ungarn Iowa
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they first joining father at Davenport, Scott county, Iowa who was publishing a newspaper until his 1855 death, then to Saint Louis city, Missouri which became the third largest Hungarian community in the United States..

His father, Tivadar/Theodore Rombauer, was organizer and director of the Hungarian arms factories during the Hungarian_Revolution_of_1848">1848-49 War of Liberation; their mother, Berta Rombauer, is listed among the notable German-American women for her translations of Hungarian poems into German. Prominent in the public life of St. Louis, MO, for decades.

Robert, his oldest brother, is the author of the highly regarded and referenced, "The Union Cause in St. Louis in 1861", published in 1909. Brother Roderick served as Judge of Law Commissioners, Circuit Court and Court of Appeals and Rombauer, Robert Colonel, 1st Missouri Infantry, U.S. Reserve Corps, Rombauer, Roderick Emil Captain, 1st Regiment Missouri Volunteers, Rombauer, brother Roland Captain, 1st Florida Cavalry, fellow Hungarian Rozafy, Ernst M. Captain, Battery B, West Virginia Light Artillery, and later ordnance officer He was one of the top secret agents of the Hungarian emigre movement in Turkey following the 1848-49 war. Very active in Hungarian-American affairs till the end of his life, he reportedly rests in Arlington National Cemetery


~FIND many Rombauer's on Find A Grave.

~ An internet article of Raphael & his family, to wit:

THE ROMBAUER BROTHERS:

ROBERT JULIUS, RODERICK EMIL, ROLAND THEODORE AND RAPHAEL GUIDO

The Rombauer brothers epitomize the American success story; they, along with their parents and sisters, arrived in the United States as virtually penniless refugees, but became successful and respected citizens in their new homeland.

Their father, Tivadar/Theodore Rombauer, a mining engineer and metallurgist, was director of the revolutionary army's armaments manufacturing during the War of Liberation. Robert served as a first lieutenant during the struggle against the Hapsburgs. Though only 15 years old at the time, Roderick Emil also enrolled in the Hungarian army. Raphael Guido and Roland were too young to participate. A fifth brother, Richard, the 2nd oldest, a soldier in the Hungarian revolutionary army of 1848, was severely wounded at the disastrous battle of V^izakna, in Transylvania, died of his wounds, and rests in an unknown grave. His two younger sisters, Clara and Irma, died during the same stormy period, and lie buried in the cemetery on the Rakos, at Budapest.

Robert and his father were captured by the invading Russians in the final days of the war. The elder Rombauer managed to escape and make his way to the United States. Robert was impressed into the Hapsburg Imperial Army, but was able to obtain his release and emigrate with the rest of his family.

The reunited family settled in Davenport, Iowa. Aside from his extensive technical contributions, Tivadar/Theodore Rombauer published a German language newspaper in Davenport and wrote numerous letters and articles about America in Hungarian papers and periodicals. Upon his death in 1855, buried with daughter Bertha who died 1852, then the family moved to St. Louis, Missouri, a burgeoning city offering plenty of opportunities to immigrants becoming third largest Hungarian community in United States.

Robert Julius soon became a prominent member of the community, a position he retained till the end of his long life. After reading law in the office of Williams & Lawrence in Quincy, Illinois, Roderick Emil attended the Dane Law School of Harvard University, where he obtained his LL.B. in 1858. Following his graduation he was admitted to the bar of Missouri and began practice in St. Louis.

Their mother, Berta, not only wrote poetry but also translated Hungarian poems into German. Her translations of Hungarian poems and her collection were published in 1869 in St. Louis, and her literary endeavors have earned her a lasting place among distinguished German-American women (see "The German Element in the United States" by Albert B. Faust).

In the spring of 1861, when Missouri was torn by factional strife, Robert Julius and Roderick Emil, along with fellow Hungarians Anselm Albert and John Fiala, worked tirelessly to rally pro-Union elements and organize Home Guard units. Robert Julius became lieutenant-colonel of the three-month 1st Regiment U.S. Reserve Corps, then colonel of the 1st Missouri Infantry (U.S. Reserve Corps), and ended his military career with the 5th Regiment City Guard of St. Louis. Roderick Emil was a captain in his brother's three-month regiment and later captain of a Home Guard unit in south Missouri.

In the early days of the war brother Roland Theodore, like Robert Julius and Roderick Emil, also enrolled in the three-month 1st Regiment Missouri Infantry. He also saw service with the 1st Missouri Light Artillery before joining the 1st Florida Cavalry Regiment. Attaining the rank of captain on August 27, 1864, he likewise served as assistant provost Marshall of the District of West Florida and later as provost Marshall of the same district. He was mustered out with his regiment on November 15, 1865.

At the beginning of the Civil War, Raphael Guido became first, a Sergeant in Missouri_Volunteer_Infantry_(3_Months,_1861)">Company A, 1st Missouri Infantry Volunteer Regiment in May 10, 1861 until August 1861, later a lieutenant and adjutant to fellow Hungarian émigré Colonel Gustav Waagner, chief of artillery at Cairo, Illinois in Battery G, 1st Illinois Light Infantry Regiment noted as such 4 SEP 1861 in Grant's papers gaining promotions until he became a major. Their superior at Cairo was General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the District of Southeast Missouri, which in turn constituted a part of Fremont's Western Department. To ensure secrecy, a considerable portion of the communiques between Fremont's headquarters and Grant was conducted in Hungarian, and it was Raphael Guido who handled the translations for Grant. He subsequently was appointed captain of Battery G, 1st Illinois Light Infantry Regiment, a unit mustered in on February 28, 1862. The 2nd U S Colored Light Artillery Regiment's Battery "I" returned to Memphis July 22, 1864 and continued to be stationed at that point for the remainder of its existence. On October 26, 1864, he was promoted to major. On December 31, 1864, it was reported in the Light Artillery, Major Raphael G. Rombauer, District of West Tennessee, Department of Mississippi. On February 28, 1865, the District of West Tennessee was transferred to the Department of the Cumberland, and the Post of Memphis was commanded by Brigadier General Augustus L. Chetlain. Rombauer's Artillery was under his command until July 14, 1865, when the District of West Tennessee was reorganized. Early in 1865 he was named chief of artillery at Memphis, headquarters of the District of West Tennessee, a post he retained until he was mustered out on August 18, 1865, where he apparently met and later married his beloved wife Emma.

Upon returning to civilian life, the Rombauers were always active in community affairs, Robert Julius helped to organize the St. Louis Public Library and was at one time its president. Until 1871 he was the editor of the New World. A prolific author, he wrote in English as well as in Hungarian. His best known work, The Union Cause in St. Louis in 1861; an Historical Sketch, a comprehensive history of the Union movement in that city during the spring and summer of that year, was released in 1909. The book received widespread attention and favorable reviews not only in the United States but also in Hungary.

Roderick Emil carved out a distinguished career in law. During 1863-65 he was judge of the Law Commissioner's Court of St. Louis county, and from 1867 to 1870 he was judge of the circuit court of St. Louis County. In 1884, he was elected to the bench of the St. Louis Court of Appeals on which he served until 1896, being presiding judge for nine years. According to the National Cyclopedia of American Biography, "he was a man of analytical mind, indomitable energy, great concentrative power and capacity for continued work." His wife, Augusta Koerner, was the daughter of Gustave Koerner, a leading German-America figure and lieutenant-governor of Illinois. They had seven children, and one of their daughters, Bertha, played an active role in the woman suffrage movement in Missouri.

Roland Theodore was a mining entrepreneur for a while and afterwards, a state legislature, and an official in the forestry service.

Raphael Guido became involved with railroads and later established his own business, the Rombauer Coal Co. He died in 1912 at Kirksville, Missouri.

The Rombauers left numerous distinguished descendants. As mentioned above, they have donated all sorts of family papers to the Missouri Historical Society.

~ A brother-in-law, JOHN FIALA

Educated at the prestigious Graz cadet school, Fiala was an officer in the Hapsburg Imperial Army until 1843 when he resigned his commission to embark on a civilian career as an engineer. At the outbreak of the War of Independence in 1848, he enrolled in the revolutionary forces, eventually attaining the rank of major. Like many others, he fled to the Ottoman Empire after the defeat.

Following a brief Turkish service, he came to the United States and made his home in St. Louis, Missouri. While working for the railroad, he drew up the first great map of Missouri. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was employed in the Surveyor-General's office. He was one of the first to use his influence to organize the German-born residents of the city in pro-Union military units.

In the Western Department, Fiala was Fremont's chief topographical engineer, and played a significant role in the construction of the fortifications around St. Louis and the establishment of the river flotilla of gunboats. He held the same position under Fremont in the Mountain Department. Like Albert and Zagonyi, he was placed on the inactive list following Fremont's resignation from command. During the remainder of the Civil War he promoted Fremont's political interests in St. Louis. Later he moved to California and died in San Francisco at the age of 89 in 1911.

Fiala's memoirs, which extend up to his arrival in America in 1852, were published in Hungary in 1940. Fiala was the brother-in-law of four other distinguished Hungarians of the Civil War from St. Louis, the Rombauer brothers: Robert Julius, Roderick Emil, Raphael Guido and Roland, having married their sister Ida. Over the years, descendants of the Rombauer family have, as afore mentioned, donated numerous papers of their ancestors, as well as those of Fiala, to the Missouri Historical Society. Fiala's sister, who remained in Hungary, was the wife of the well-known writer and historian Frigyes Pesthy. Fiala maintained a lively correspondence with Pesthy as well as with another respected author, Frigyes Riedl, a relative of the Rombauer family.



Census: 1860, age 21 Saint Louis city, Missouri with mother & two siblings.

~ On December 31, 1864, the 2nd U S Colored Light Artillery Regiment, Organized at Memphis, Shelby county, Tennessee, April 19, 1864, was reported in the Light Artillery, Major Raphael G. Rombauer, District of West Tennessee, Department of Mississippi. On February 28, 1865, the District of West Tennessee was transferred to the Department of the Cumberland, and the Post of Memphis was commanded by Brigadier General Augustus L. Chetlain. Rombauer's Artillery was under his command until July 14, 1865, when the District of West Tennessee was reorganized.

~ Following the war, Major Raphael Guido was appointed treasurer of South-West Pacific Railroad 20 JUN 1866 and then acting superintendent 03 Oct 1874 of Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern Railroad, later sold 7 JUL 1877 to Missouri & Western who sold to Saint Louis & San Francisco Railway 26 JUL 1879. From 1872 ran from Pierce City, through Sarcoxie, Carthage, Twin Grove & Smithfield, (also view obituary of L P Cunningham), on to the Kansas state line, after settling his family into Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri 4 April 1874, books.google.com/books History of Jasper County, Missouri, and Its People Volume 1, by Joel Thomas Livingston, Lewis publishing Company, 1912 - Jasper County, Missouri, Search Rombauer, read page 115, in part to wit: "Railroad facilities are good. The Missouri & Western Railroad [began as Memphis, Carthage and Northwestern] is complete [4 JUL 1872 with 100,000 people at its celebration] from Pierce City to Oswego, Kansas, under the guidance of Lon Cunningham and his group, making timely connections with the [Missouri, Kansas & Texas] M, K & T at Oswego, and the Saint Louis & San Francisco, ie, the "Frisco" at Pierce City. Great credit is due Superintendent Mr Rombauer for the courteous manner in which he treats everyone with whom he has business and the manner in which he conducts the railroad." One should also viewgoogle.com/books? Volume II, search: Atlantic & Pacific, page 94.

For the next fifteen or more years, he was part owner and superintendent of coal mines, after his association with the The Missouri & Western (Atlantic & Pacific) Railroad which later became a part of the new Saint Louis & San Francisco Railway company, "Frisco" in 1879, and he becoming one of the new owners of the Pittsburg Coal company in competition to the Rogers Coal company, named for Rogers (whose name also adorns the new railrod town in Arkansas in 1881) both named for (sea Captain Charles Warrington Rogers, who was then the vice-president and general manager of "Frisco".

~ One finds some what different versions of Raphael's life as is now recorded from the memories of many in various instruments, but basically all lead to the same ending, ~ ~ following end of the Civil War he became involved in Coal mining and its transportation to the marketplace.

Raphael G Rombauer was a member of GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) in 1882, Gen Russell Post, Pittsburg, Crawford county, Kansas, with his wife Emma & family following to Carthage soon after in 1874, to raise their five children and contribute her time to the growth of Carthage, which more than double in population to some 8,000, while living there for some twenty or more years before removing to Kirksville where he organized the Rombauer Coal company around June 1897.

Census: 1880, age 41 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri with wife & five children, on Lyon street, he a coal mine superintendent, listed 2nd after grocer, John J Wells,.

~ removed from Carthage around 1896, when fifth and last child, daughter Emma Ethelka was in Class of 1896 with Thomas H Boggess, "Wes" Haliburon, Rosine Deutsch, Mamie Reid, Hattie Sewall, totaling fifty-four classmates, but did NOT graduate from Carthage's Central School because of family removing to Kirksville.

~ He and wife Emma were active in the Carthage area, friends with many including my grand aunt Harriette Flora Gray and husband, he then district freight agent for the "Frisco" railroad in Carthage, 1890-1896, (later, 1st V P and Gen Manager in St Louis home office).

~ lost his wife Emma in 1899 after removing to Kirksville, interning her body with their two deceased children at Carthage's Park cemetery, Block 7, Lot 21, Space 7.

Census: 1900, age 61 Kirksville, Adair county, Missouri widowed with two children at 611 Centennial avenue, a coal mine owner.

Note: It was published that Jasper county's attorney Thomas Bond Haughawout and 1st wife Caroline, bought the nice Rombauer home at 6th & Maple (213 west 6th street) street sometime before 1903, following the Rombauer family's removing from Carthage for Kirksville.

~ Drawing Civil War pension as of 6 MAR 1907, #1135369, Missouri.

Death: at his home, 616 north Franklin in Kirksville, Adair county, Missouri, Missouri Death Certificate , informant 1st born son, funeral at home with body then shipped to Saint Louis for cremation.

NOTE: There are unclaimed cremains in storage at Valhalla Cemetery. Please contact Randy at Valhalla, 314-863-3011 if interested in claiming them., and as of 23 June 2014, we are trying to transfer them to be interred with his wife and two children in Park cemetery, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, Blk 7, Lot 20, Space 10, however, the expense to so do is beyond our means.

NOTE: September 23, 2014 his 2nd great,granddaughter claimed the cremains after 102 years, and delivered them to Park cemetery, Carthage, Missouri the 27th to be interned with wife and two of their five children, 115 years following his burial of her, ~ and 102 years following his demise & cremation.

~ OBITUARY #1: St Louis Post-Dispatch, 17 SEP 1912, page 16.

~ OBITUARY #2: St Louis Globe Democrat, 17 SEP, 1912, courtesy of Elizabeth (Lively) Young, see attached image at right.

~ OBITUARY: #3: Courtesy Steve Baluch (6 OCT 2014)

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, CA.)
Tuesday, September 17, 1912
Page 4

SERVED ON GRANT'S STAFF

KIRKSVILLE (Mo), September 16. -- Raphael Guide(sic) Rombauer, a Major of the artillery attached to General Grant's staff throughout the Civil War, is dead at his home here.

~ FUNERAL #1: Courtesy Steve Baluch (6 OCT 2014)

The Kansas City Star
Tuesday, September 17, 1912
page 5

The Funeral of Maj Raphael Rombauer.

Kirksville, MO., Sept 17 -- The funeral of Maj Raphael Rombauer, a major on General Grant's staff, was held tonight. Major Rombauer died Saturday night of paralysis at age 74 years. At one time he operated mines in the Cherokee-Pittsburg district. Major Rombauer was a native of Austria. [NOTE: His remains sent to Valhalla in Saint Louis to be cremated and remained there unclaimed for 102 years until 23 September 2014 when claimed by a 2nd great,granddaughter to be interned with wife he buried 115 years earlier in Park cemetery, Carthage, Missouri]

Father: /Rombauer_Tivadar">Theodore/Trivdar Rombauer, b: 27 JAN 1803 Loede, Hungary.
Mother: Bertha_Rombauer"Bertha/Berta Rombauer b: 11 SEP 1809 Salmeczbanya, Hungary.
Sister (oldest) Bertha Rombauer
Sister (youngest) Emma C Rombauer Finkelnburg.

Marriage: Emma Thomas b: 28 AUG 1844 Maysville East, Mason county, Kentucky.
Married: 23 APR 1866 Shelby county, Tennessee.

Known Children

Marion Thomas Rombauer b: 27 AUG 1865 Saint Louis, Missouri.

Ida May Rombauer b: 17 SEP 1869 Saint Louis, Missouri.

Mathilde "Mattie" Bertha Rombauer b: 17 JAN 1872 Jerome, Phelps county, Missouri.

Raphael Guido Rombauer b: 17 APR 1874 Rolla, Phelps county, Missouri.

Emma Ethelka Rombauer b: 13 JUL 1877 Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri.

~ Rombauer avenue exists in honor of their name, located, one block north of west Centennial, extending east from Baker boulevard through the Carthage Land and Mining company's subdivision in Carthage, Missouri, also a community of Rombauer exists within Butler county, Missouri.

As above noted, over the years, various descendants of the Rombauer family have donated numerous papers of their ancestors, as well as those of John Fiala, to the Missouri Historical Society.

Transferred 24 JUN 2014 prepared in part by Bill Boggess.


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~ ~ ~ ~ NOTE As of Tuesday, September 23, 2014 a 2nd great,granddaughter claimed Raphael Guido Rombauer's Cremains from Hillcrest Abbey where they had been kept in excess of 102 years, to be buried next to his wife following their 115 year separation, at Park cemetery, Carthage, Missouri. Susan Ing, working with the Missing in America Project on unclaimed cremains, was so notified and she has deleted Raphael from her list of over twenty-five veterans to be honored with interment at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery with others which the group is working with. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Added 24 SEP 2014.

Susan Ing

[Send Reply] Raphael Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
I am working with the Missing in America Project on unclaimed cremains in storage at Valhalla and have turned this man in for a full military burial at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. I am waiting for approval with the VA which could take several weeks and our next service will be around Veteran's Day in the fall. We have 26 men so far going and waiting for many more. I have sent a copy of his memorial you did for him for reference as well. Wish us luck.
Added by Susan Ing on Aug 17, 2014 3:53 AM

~ RESULTS OF HER EFFORTS, to wit: NOVEMBER 18 & 19, 2014: MISSOURI - Interment of 21 veterans, and eight family members at the Jefferson Barracks National Veterans Cemetery.


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Bill
RE: Raphael Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
Susan:

That is great news!

It would be even better news if he were buried next to his loving wife of some thirty-three years, Emma http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44369135 and two of their five known children in Block 7 Lot 21 of Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper county, Missouri, but ~ ~ THEN that may be too much to dream for.

Thank you Susan for your tireless efforts being done on behalf of the past citizens.
Added by Bill on Aug 17, 2014 5:45 AM

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Susan Ing

[Send Reply] RE: Raphael Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
That would be nice but the VA will only cover a military funeral. If you are related and can come, please do. We would love family to accept his flag
Added by Susan Ing on Aug 17, 2014 6:25 AM

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Bill
RE: Raphael Rombauer at Hillcrest Abbey
Thanks Susan.

I am NOT related, and have lived in southwest Florida these past thirty years, but am just interested in this immigrant hero whose wife and two children are buried in my home town of Carthage, Mo where I lived when enlisting (17180141) August 1944 for WW II at Camp Crowder Missouri and left home.

Added by Bill on Aug 17 2014.

Last Revised: 01-MAR-2015.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Raphael Guido Rombauer (20 Aug 1838–15 Sep 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 116037267, citing Park Cemetery, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by NJBrewer (contributor 47097113) .