Niagara County

1897 Biography - Herman Rosebrook

Rosebrook, Herman, Wheatfield, was born in Hanover, Germany, February 7, 1851, and came to America in 1868. He followed railroading for some time and was conductor on the New York Central for three years. He was the first yardmaster at North Tonawanda and one of the first at Black Rock. In 1876 he engaged in farming in the town of Wheatfield, which is still his occupation. He married Annie Rosebrook, and their children are Frederick, William, Herman, Albert, Edwin, and Matilda and Paul, who died in April, 1897. Mr. Rosebrook is one of the leading men in the town and city. He was collector for Wheatfield in 1893 and has been trustee of North Tonawanda for two years; he was nominated by the Democratic party for president of the village in the spring of 1897. April 13, 1897, he was elected supervisor of the town of Wheatfield on the Democratic ticket. Mr. Rosebrook and his family are members of the German Lutheran church of North Tonawanda.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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