Title: Roesler Family Papers
Collection Number: MSS 11044
Quantity: .25 foot
Abstract: Papers consist of manuscripts by Elmo Davis Roesler of the Franz L. Rösler and Sophia M. Plagemann family and their descendants, and of Emil R. Roesler and Augusta Laura Baguhn, four certificates of Elmo Roesler acknowledging completion of studies in Wells County, School District 16, “Roesler’s Best” cookbook with biographies of family members and a photograph of Elmo Vivian Ethan Roesler, Jasper Henry Roesler, and Emil Randall Roesler, taken at Fessenden, Wells County, ND, about 1910.
Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Roesler Family Papers as a gift from Virginia and Elmo Roesler in November 2009. Emily Ergen prepared the inventory to the collection in November 2009.
Property Rights: The State Historical Society of North Dakota owns the property rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights to this collection remain with the donor, publisher, author, or author's heirs. Researchers should consult the 1976 Copyright Act, Public Law 94-553, Title 17, U.S. Code or an archivist at this repository if clarification of copyright requirements are needed.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.
1 Manuscripts - written By Elmo Davis Roesler, Fort Wayne, Indiana, June 21, 2007:
“The Franz L. Rösler and Sophia M. Plagemann Family, Their Prussian Ancestry and Descendants in North America: A Genealogy Study about Germans Who Left Their Homes Near the Oder River to Emigrate to North America” by Roesler and companion genealogists Clifford Wayne Loesli and Ellen White
“Chapter 1: Franz Ludwig Rösler and Sophia Marie Plagemann: The Departure of Their families from Germany, Their Journey to America, and Their Repeated Settlements In a Succession Midwestern State and Western States”
“Chapter 2: Emil R. Roesler and Augusta Laura Baguhn: Their Family’s and Related Families’ History”
2 Department of Public Instruction certificates of completion of studies (four certificates), Wells County, School District 16, Elmo Roesler, writing, geography and reading, civics and history, physiology and orthography, 1908-1909
3 “Roesler’s Best” cookbook with biographies of Franz Ludwig Roesler and Sophia Plageman, Franz Ludwig Roesler III, Edward August Roesler and Anna Berndt, Jasper Vale and Ellna Roesler, Mike Loeslin (Leslie) and Lena Louise Roesler, August Wichmann and Louise Lena Roesler, Charles A. Gram and Clara Roesler, Heinrich Heuer and Mary Roesler, and Harry Wilson and Martha Lyda (Lydia) Roesler, Published by G & R Publishing Company, Waverly, Iowa: 2000.
4 Photograph - Elmo Vivian Ethan Roesler, Jasper Henry Roesler, and Emil Randall Roesler, taken at Fessenden, Wells County, ND, about 1910
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