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Rosburg, Laura Maria b. 24 Feb 1887 Luzerne, Benton, Iowa d. 9 Oct 1971 St Louis, St Louis, Missouri

Rosburg, Laura Maria

Female 1887 - 1971  (84 years)


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  • Name Rosburg, Laura Maria 
    Born 24 Feb 1887  Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 8 Apr 1887  St Paul Lutheran Church (destroyed), Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Confirmation 31 May 1901  St Paul Lutheran Church (destroyed), Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation Housewife 
    Religion Lutheran 
    Died 9 Oct 1971  St Louis, St Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried 13 Oct 1971  Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Person ID I16533  The Thoma Family
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 

    Father Rosburg, Wulf WILLIAM Frederich,   b. 12 Dec 1836, Harmsdorf, Ostholstein, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1917, Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Nieland, Maria Dorothea,   b. 4 Oct 1847, Neu Gülze, Ludwigslust, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1927, Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Oct 1863  Clermont, Fayette, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F8287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Kouba, Emil,   b. 4 Apr 1877, Leroy Township, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1952, St Luke Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1908  Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Kouba, Marcella Mae,   b. 20 Apr 1920, Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1975, Boone County Hospital Center, Columbia, Boone, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     2. Kouba, Emil Rosburg,   b. 21 Mar 1929, Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3089  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Feb 1887 - Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 8 Apr 1887 - St Paul Lutheran Church (destroyed), Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConfirmation - 31 May 1901 - St Paul Lutheran Church (destroyed), Luzerne, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jan 1908 - Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Oct 1971 - Oak Hill Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Benton, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Emil Family
    KOUBA, Emil Family
    KOUBA, Emil and Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Emil and Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Emil Family
    KOUBA, Emil Family
    KOUBA, Emil Family
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    KOUBA, Emil Family
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    KOUBA, Emil Family
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    KOUBA, Emil Family
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    KOUBA, Emil Family
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    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg Family
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg Family
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg and Daughter
    KOUBA, Laura née Rosburg and Daughter
    MCQUIGG, Marcella Mae née Kouba (J)
    MCQUIGG, Marcella Mae née Kouba (J)
    MCQUIGG, Marcella Mae née Kouba (Y)
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    MCQUIGG, James Donald (I)
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    MCQUIGG, James Donald Family (K)
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    MCQUIGG, James Donald Family (J)
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    MCQUIGG, James Donald Family (F)
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    MCQUIGG, James Donald Family (D)
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    KOUBA, Laura Rosburg (C)
    KOUBA, Laura Rosburg (C)

    Histories
    A Collection of Family Stories
    A Collection of Family Stories

  • Notes 
    • n my 25th birthday (Feb 24, 1912) Mother, Father, brothers and sisters gave me a surprise and came in the evening to our house on Main Street to celebrate my birthday.

      Ester was married to Arthur Welterlen of Edgewood at the Harry Hartung home in Van Horne on Sept. 12, 1917. This was just before Arthur was called into service in World War I.

      On New Year's Day 1928 we celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Marcella was 8 years old.

      On Thursday, March 21, 1929 Emil Rosburg Kouba Jr. was born in Luzerne.

      Aunt Rose and Uncle Chrles Van Deusen celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at their home in Van Horn on January 24, 1934. The next year on the same day we buried Uncle Charles.

      We had many family gatherings at the folks house and among their children on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and special days.

      Tow of Emil Kouba Sr's brothers died very young. Joseph was killed accidentally with a shotgun and Karl Paul died wit the measles. Five other infant children died and were buried in Bohemia before they emigrated.

      Emil Kouba, our Dad was lost off a load of merchandise while moving from one farm South of Luzerne to another. He was about a year old and when they got to the new place, the man on the wagon noticed that he was missing, so they went back. They found him playing in the snow. He had fallen off the load and was not missed for awhile!

      Peter Kouba (Dad's Dad) was a hotel operator in Velka Lhota, Moravia, which in now in CZECHSLOVAKIA. He and his wife, Frances Loyka came to America in 1870. H ewa 27 and she was 35 years old.

      The following are some memories Leora Sauerteig had of my Mom, Laura Kouba . . . ERK

      In later years when Mom was living in Luzerne by herself after Dad died, almost every week Leora would take her and Meta Buch, a faormer grade school classmate of hers, to Belle Plaine on grocery shopping expeditions. They would sit in the back seat and reminisce on the 4 mile journey there and back while Leora drove them like a chauffeur. Each of the would independently go through the store and then meet again back at Leora's car. One time though, Laura and Meta got back before leora did, so they got in what they though was her car. It turned out to belong to an older gentleman, who was quite surprised to find them there. You can imagine the snickers and giggles that erupted when they realized what they had done, and exited his car very much in a hurry!.

      Another time Mom noticed that they were parked on Main street in front of a millinery shop and although she wanted to buy a new hat she was too tired to go in to buy it. Leora offered to go in and bring several out, along with a hand mirror. She found one she liked, so she sent Leora back in the shop with the mirror, the rest of the hats, and a check to pay for the one she selected. Leora said that was quite an unusual shopping spreee for her.

      The following from History by Jim Thoma

      On January 1, 1908 he (Emil) married Laura Maria Rosburg. Leora was the child of william Fredrich Rosburg and Mary Maria Nieland. The marriage took place at the home of Specer and Amelia (Rosburg) Westinghouse, in Belle Plaine, Iowa, near the Evangelical United Brethren Church. A wedding dinner followed at the Westinghouse home. Amelia was Laura's sister. Laura was born on February 24, 1887 in Luzerne, Iowa. When she was seven years old, her sister Rose was married in the family home. There was a dance in the Rosburg home following the wedding. During the dance, Laura fell against the hard coal stove and burned her arm. Laura attened the Luzerne Lutheran Parochial school and graduated from Belle Plaine High School. She was 5' 6" tall, weighed 175 pounds and had blue eyes. She was a strong person, taking over the family farms and running them with great skill after the death of her husband. She believed in hard work as attested to by one of the many poems that she wrote. "early to bed and early to rize, till you make enough money to do other - wise." She was an avid record and scrapbook keeper. Many of these scrapbooks contain poetry that she wrote throughout her life. She kept record books or journals for almost every day of her life. She kept her sense and mind up until the day of her death. In fact, she finished writing checks on her way to the hospital.

      The following is a poem she told us Christmas 1961 - Emil Jr.

      I'd like to read to you a poem written by my brother,
      who has just graduated with high honors from the county jail.
      and it reads as follows:

      He stood at the bar of justice,
      Sober, but with a jag
      He chewed upon a toothpick,
      While his lawyers chewed the rag.

      They placed on his shoulders many a crime,
      So many he back was bent.
      For they say he robbed the cheese works,
      And stole out every scent.

      Silence! yelled the grey haired judge.
      The court yelled silence too.
      And everyone yelled silence,
      Until silence filled the place.
      Then somebody woke the jury up,
      With a good hard slap on the face.

      "is he guilty or not?", the judge he cried.
      "Guilty!", the foreman said.
      And the verdict was that he be hung
      Three times, until he's dead.

      "Oh mercy, Oh mercy!", the prisoner cried.
      "See, I'm on my knees".
      And a voice cried out, "Vouch, he is innocent!"
      And in rolled a case of cheese.

      So never run down limburger.
      Just stop and consider please.
      You may never know when you life may be saved.
      By a poor little piece of cheese.

  • Sources 
    1. [S58] Census Records: USA, MO, Cooper, 1900.

    2. [S499] Newspapers: TN: Kingsport: Kingsport Times News.

    3. [S131] Individuals: McQuigg, Marcella Mae Kouba.
      Source Medium: Letter

    4. [S255] Individuals: Thoma, Linda Kay nee McQuigg.

    5. [S243] Church Records: St Paul Lutheran Church, Luzerne, Benton, Iowa.

    6. [S637] Individuals: Kouba, Emil Rosburg.

    7. [S505] Individuals: Aho, Kathy nee Slyngstad.
      Source Medium: Electronic

    8. [S679] Individuals: Kouba, Laura Marie nee Rosburg.
      Source Medium: Letter