Memories of Sixty-Five Years Plus

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Author House, Sep 29, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 382 pages
This is about the love story of Richard and Margaret Rosenkoetter. It recounts their early childhood, meeting, courtship, and marriage; their children, relatives, friends, acquaintances and occasional stranger, some trials and triumphs. This was a relationship that lasted sixty-five years, plus three months and three days. Richard was born January 13,1921 at home on1808 State Street in Quincy, Illinois. His parents had moved into town from the farm the previous year; he resided in that home until a short time after his marriage to Margaret. He had one sister, Anna, who was three years older. His parents, Henry Lewis Rosenkoetter, was born June 24,1886 and died, August 18, 1948 and Hattie (Weed) Rosenkoetter, born August 3, 1891 and died June 8, 1958. Hattie, a lovely and proper lady of English descent, was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, living at 1808 State Street in Quincy. She gave birth to two children and was a homemaker, up until the time of her death at age 66. Richard's father was a wonderful and well-respected gentleman of German descent. He was a farmer until moving his wife and young daughter into the home at 1808 State Street, in Quincy. For the greater part of his remaining years he had a good job working for Prairie Farms Dairy until the time of his last illness, passing away at their home on 1808 State, at age 62.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2 Margarets Early and Later Childhood
12
Chapter 3 Richard and Margaret Meet
24
Chapter 4 The Root Beer Stand
30
Chapter 5 Courting Days
40
Chapter 6 Engaged Then Eloped
44
Chapter 7 We Are Married
48
Chapter 8 Our First Baby
52
Chapter 9 The Case Of The Diaper Cabinet
56
Chapter 32 Visiting Our Married Children
164
Part I
168
Chapter 34 House Of Fine Music Part Ii
172
Chapter 35 Tornado
178
Chapter 36 Remodeling Lakeshore Hills Part I
182
Chapter 37 Remodeling Lakeshore HillsPart II
186
Chapter 38 Ebony Gertrude The Swan At The Lake
190
Chapter 39 Ducks And Geese At The Lake
194

Chapter 10 Our Very Own Home
58
Chapter 11 Springtime Is Garden Time
62
Chapter 12 Our Chicken Incident
64
Chapter 13 Our Second Child
70
Chapter 14 Dottie The Irishman
72
Chapter 15 Water And The Laundry
74
Chapter 16 Saving The Laundry
76
Chapter 17 With Little Chuck We Are Six
80
Chapter 18 The National Guard
84
Chapter 19 Injuries To Little Ones
86
Chapter 20 An Amazing Rain
92
Chapter 21 A New Yard
96
Part I
98
Part Ii
106
Chapter 24 Paulette A New Member Of Our Family
110
Chapter 25 Our Animals Mostly Cats
116
Chapter 26 Adjustments In The Little House
140
Chapter 27 Royal Rummy And The Hair Dryer
144
Chapter 28 Our Friends The Deweys
146
Chapter 29 Good Memories Of Good Neighbors
150
Chapter 30 The Cardboard Tunnel
158
Chapter 31 Travel Times
160
Chapter 40 Selling Lakeshore Hills
204
Chapter 41 Lakeshore Hills To Columbia SC
206
Chapter 42 Shopping And Surgery
214
Chapter 43 Preparing Ground For New Home
228
Chapter 44 An Evening Of Bingo
234
Chapter 45 Georgia Home New Friends Cement Blocks
240
Chapter 46 Rain Dirt Piles And Grubs
244
Chapter 47 At Home In Georgia
248
Chapter 48 Boards Birds And More Friends
254
Chapter 49 Friends Indeed
260
Chapter 50 Ann And Our Mobile Home In Georgia
266
Chapter 51 California Craig NancyFamily Goldware
272
Chapter 52 Heart Attack
278
Chapter 53 Assisted Care Living Apartment
282
Chapter 54 Grove Apartment Affirming Vision
286
Chapter 55 Back to Copes Moving Day Again
288
Chapter 56 More Memories
292
Chapter 57 Let Me Tell You More About My Husband
296
Addendum Our Childrens Memories Of Their Fathers Memorial Service
310
Remembrances and Tributes
320
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Margaret was born in the country outside of Quincy, the last of six children. She was born December 28, 1923, to Fredrick John Henry, born in 1880, in New Jersey and died March 19, 1958 at their last home in Quincy, and Florence Ruth Savage Wiechman, born in Rome, Georgia, February 12, 1881 and died, September, 16, 1963. Her last illness took her way from Quincy to where her eldest son and wife lived in Southern Illinois. Florence, a delightful, Southern born lady, of English decent, was raised in Rome, Georgia, came north at age 16, eventually met and married Fredrick. She was a homemaker and gave birth to seven children, one passing away at birth. They lived in numerous homes (four) in Quincy, finally buying their own home on eleventh Street, one block north of Broadway Street. Margaret's father, Fred, was a friendly, outgoing gentleman of German decent raising his family for the most part on the farm, finally moving his family to 636 Adams street in Quincy during the summer of 1925 when Margaret was two and a half years old. Richard and his wife, met in the late summer of 1940 at the A&W Root Beer Stand where Margaret worked as a "Car Hop."

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