Bio: Rosenberry, Abraham Bertolet MD (1854 19??)





Surnames: Rosenberry, Bertolet, Rosenberger, Landis, Reiff, Mapes, Walton, Kendig, Boardman


---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Rosenberry, Abraham Bertolet MD (12 September 1854 19??)


ABRAHAM BERTOLET ROSENBERRY, M. D., physician and surgeon practicing at Wausau, has been a resident of this city since 1911, but for many years has been engaged in medical practice in the state of Wisconsin. He was born in Medina County, O., September 12, 1854, and is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Bertolet) Rosenberry.


The first of the Rosenberry name of whom record has been preserved was Henry Rosenberger, who came from Germany and settled in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pa., in 1729. There was also a Daniel Rosenberger, whose son was named David and one of the latter's seven sons was Philip Rosenberger, who married Mary Landis and they were the grandparents of Dr. Rosenberry of Wausau. They died in Pennsylvania.  


Samuel Rosenberry, father of Dr. Rosenberry, was born in Montgomery County, Pa., February 21, 1809, and had two brothers and two sisters who died near Philadelphia. In Pennsylvania Samuel Rosenberry married Sarah Bertolet, who was born in 1817 and died in 1861. Jean Bertolet was the first of her family in America. He came from Switzerland in 1726 with his family. Before Samuel and Sarah Rosenberry started for Medina County, O., two sons were born to them. The journey was made by wagon and was tiresome and to some degree dangerous, in 1840, for a great part of the country traversed was practically a wilderness then. They settled on a farm in Medina County and passed the remainder of their lives there. Eleven children made up their family. Philip B., who was born in 1838, became a dentist and died in Canada in 1890; Jacob Reiff, who was born in 1839, died in Indiana in 1893; Mary became the wife of Washington Mapes and they live at Fulton, Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Eliza, who was born in 1843, married Henry Walton and died in Canada in 1904; Sarah, who was born in 1844, married Harrison H. Kendig and died in Michigan in 1903; Samuel, born in 1846, is a farmer and contracting carpenter in Kalamazoo County, Mich.; Hannah, born in 1847, and Henry, born in 1849; both died in infancy; Alvan who was born October 2, 1851, was graduated from the medical department of the University of Michigan in 1880 and settled at Wausau in 1886, where he practiced until 1896 moving then to Oak Park. Chicago, and died at Benton Harbor, Mich., May 8, 1912; the next in order of birth was Abraham B., and the youngest of the family, Harvey L. The latter was born September 14, 1857, and was graduated from Starling Medical College, O., in the class of 1883, practiced for seventeen years at Wausau, and died in this city January 11, 1911.


Abraham B. Rosenberry attended the public schools and afterward completed a normal school course at the Michigan State Normal School at Ypsilanti, graduating in 1878, although, prior to this, he had taught school and afterward, from 1878 until 1881, he had charge of the schools of Menominee, Mich. In 1882 he entered the medical department of the University of Michigan and on February 20, 1883, was graduated from Rush Medical College, Chicago. His first location for practice was at Peshtigo, Mich., from which place he removed to Plymouth and then to Sheboygan Falls, Wis., then to Oconto, Wis. He later spent five years at Harrison and then entered into practice at Arbor Vitae, Wis., where he continued for seventeen years and then came to Wausau. Dr. Rosenberry is a valued member of the county and state medical organizations and of the American Medical Association. He is local surgeon for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, and is medical director of the Great Northern Life Insurance Company, at Wausau, and also is surgeon for the Employers' Mutual Liability Company.  


On August 5, 1880, Dr. Rosenberry was married to Miss Kate Walton, of Bloomington. Ill., who died November 14, 1886, On March 26, 1890, Dr. Rosenberry married Miss Kate Boardman, of Grand Forks, Dak; and they have had four children: Ruth and Louise, and two who died in infancy. Dr. and Mrs. Rosenberry are members of the Presbyterian Church. In politics he has always given support to the Republican Party, and fraternally has been identified with Masonry for many years, belonging to the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery.  



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