John Alexander Rosenberger and Mary Louise Payne and their Family
Handley Library, Winchester Families 1880, compiled by James V.
Hutton, Jr. 1974
While flipping through pages of old record books in Harrisonburg, Virginia, we got lucky. We found the marriage certificate of her grandparents, John Alexander Rosenberger and Mary Louise Payne. This gave us new information; their wedding date and the names of their parents, Isaac and Eliza Rosenberger and James and Mildred Payne.
We were able to obtain a very poor copy from their old photocopy machine.
The Winchester News, Friday Morning, September 16, 1881
Funeral of Mrs. Rosenberger
The funeral of Mrs. Mary L. Rosenberger took place from her late residence on West Cork Street at four o'clock this afternoon.
Rev. Dr. S.K. Cox officiated. The pall bearers were Capt. Robert N. Breckenridge, Messrs Edgar R. Harmer, C.W. Reed. M.T. Reed, S.H. Hable and William Flemister.
Register of Births Rockingham County Virginia 18621-1870
26.2.1864 Mary Emma Rosenberger in Bridgewater, Virginia Father is Rosenberger, John A (Tinner) Mother is Rosenberger Mary L
Mary L, Born Jan 18 184, Died Aug 28 1897, Buried Aug 30 1897; J.A., Born Oct 8 1835, Buried Mar 21 1885;
J.A., Buried May 2 1876 (stillborn); Archie, Buried Sep 13 1881
The funeral of the late Mr. Taylor Holliday Rosenberger, member of the forty-seventh company of coast artillery, United States Army, who died several days ago at Fort Hunt, Virginia, as announced by The Star, took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon, the service being held in the Mount Hebron Cemetery Chapel at 3 o'clock by Rev. W.O. Talbert, pastor of Braddock Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Burial was in the family lot.
Many handsome floral offerings were sent by his army comrades and other friends and family connections.
The pallbearers were Messrs. M. T. Reed, James Prince, William Simpson, T.J. Orndorff, Homer L. Brown and George Jenkins.
Mr. Rosenberger's death was cause by pneumonia and he was ill only a few day. The body arrived last night by train from Washington and it ___________ red uniform _____. Rosenberger is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma V. Affleck, and one brother, Mr. John A. Rosenberger, both of this city.
Taylor Holliday Rosenberger Passes Away At Fort Hunt Funeral Here On Friday
Messages were received by relatives in Winchester late yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Mr. Taylor Holliday Rosenberger, a well known young man of this city, and a member of the United States Army, which occurred yesterday morning at Fort Hunt, Va., where he had for some time been stationed as a member of the forty-seventh company of coast artillery.
The message, which was sent by the commander of the fort, was addressed to Mrs. Emma V. Affleck, sister of Mr. Rosenberger, and it gave no details concerning his death, simply stating that the soldier died on Wednesday morning and asking what disposition to make of the body. Mr. Rosenberger had not been in very robust health for some time, but he was not known to have been ill recently. It is thought his death may have been caused by heart disease.
Mr. Rosenberger was 38 years of age, and was unmarried. He was born and reared in Winchester, being a son of the late Mr. John A. Rosenberger. He enlisted in the United States Army some years ago and was for a long time attached to a regiment of infantry, later being transferred to the coast artillery service. Mr. Rosenberger was stationed for several years along the Mexican border and also in Panama, and when assigned to duty elsewhere about a year ago he made a visit to his relatives here. In addition to his sister, Mrs. Affleck, he is survived by one brother, Mr. John A Rosenberger, of this city.
The remains will arrive here this evening or tomorrow, and the funeral services will be held in the chapel at Mount Hebron Cemetery at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon by Rev. W. O. Talbert, pastor of Braddock Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Burial will be in the family lot in Mount Hebron.
Taylor Holliday Rosenberger was the name of my mother's uncle. It is unknown as to how or where he got the name Taylor Holliday. It doesn't appear to be of any family heritage. Taylor was born January 25th, 1878 and died March 29th, 1916. The man who became Governor of Virginia in 1878 was Frederick W. M. Holliday, a democrat that was in office till 1882. Make note that both Hollidays have 2 L's in the name. This may just be the connection to his name.