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    ISRAEL H. ROSENBERGER, a highly respected citizen and substantial retired farmer residing at Covington, has a large enterprise in hand in the colonization of the farmers of the Miami Valley in Colfax, New Mexico. Mr. Rosenberger was born on a farm near Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio, on what was then known as the David Troxell farm, April 8, 1844, and is a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hartsough) Rosenberger, a family of considerable prominence.

    Mr. Rosenberger grew to manhood on the home farm, attending the country schools at first and later the High School at Findlay, after which be taught school, teaching four terms before he was married and two terms afterward. He had accompanied his parents when they moved from Seneca to Hancock County, establishing the home in Washington Township, seven mile, southwest of Fostoria, and was living there when he entered the army during the Civil War. He enlisted it Toledo, however, from Sandusky County, in the spring of 1864, in Company G, Eighty-ninth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which he served until the close of the war. His regiment was visited with a scourge of measles and fourteen members died of the disease, while Mr. Rosenberger was confined to a hospital, at Huntsville, Alabama, for two and one-half months, suffering from the epidemic, and barely escaping with his life.

    Mr. Rosenberger was married in October, I867, to Miss Margaret Ebersole, a daughter of Abraham Ebersole, a farmer of Hancock County, Ohio, and they have three children: Frank, Elizabeth and Ella. Frank is cashier of the Leipsig,, Ohio, bank. Elizabeth married Morris M. Mikesell, who is vice-president and general manager of the Farmers' Development Company, of New Mexico, where they reside. They have two children, Margaret and Frank. Ella is a teacher of Domestic Science, at the W. C. A. Home at Dayton, Ohio.

    Mr. Rosenberger resided on his farm in Hancock County until 1906, when he sold out and moved to Covington, where he has erected a handsome brick residence of modern construction which is equipped with furnace heat, baths and electric light. He is one of the Board of Directors of the Farmers' Development Company, owns valuable town property at Los Angeles, California, where he and wife spent two winters. He also owns one-third section near Medicine Hat, Canada. He is a member of the Brethren Church and is treasurer of the local body.

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