On the Rossow side of the tree is a lady named Dorothea (Roggman) Buelow. She is my GGG Grandmother, and today she would’ve been 219! She was born in 1800 in Prussia. In a document that my parents, Larry & Sharon Cook published in 1963 they state:
“Mrs. Buelow, known as “Grossmutter” Buelow in later years, came to America in 1871 with her son, Carl. The journey was made by sailboat and took seven weeks. On arrival, their ship was quarantined due to smallpox among some of the passengers. She lived in Elyria, Ohio with the Fred Willert family and is buried in the Willert lot in the city cemetery. She helped with household tasks, spun wool which was dyed and knitted into stockings and mittens and occasionally served as midwife.”Before her trip to America in about 1839, she married Carl Buelow. They had five children there in Prussia, and one of them was Maria Helena, who then married August Rossow. These two are my GG Grandparents who moved to Iowa and started our Rossow branch here!
In the future I hope to make a trip to Ohio as my parents did to investigate this branch of the family tree.
Happy 219th birthday GGG “Grossmutter” Buelow!