From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
HENRY ROSENBOOM NOVEMBER 15, 1912
The people of this city and vicinity were greatly shocked on Tuesday (Nov. 12) to learn of the death of Henry Rosenboom, which occurred at the family home in the west part of town at about ten o'clock that morning from the result of an accident the evening previous. Mr. Rosenboom was going into the left of his barn to throw down feed for his cow when his hand slipped off the ladder and he fell backward. The lantern he was carrying caught fire and he extinguished it, went into the house and sat and read for a time, and then walked with his son to the I.C. tracks, and returned home. He complained of pain in his side and a physician was called, and found a couple of ribs broken. His injury was dressed and during the night he went to sleep. On Tuesday morning he failed to rouse, and appeared partially paralyzed. Physicians were called and their conclusions were to the effect that he had suffered the rupture of a small blood vessel at the base of the brain, which caused slow paralysis and finally death. Henry Rosenboom was born in Westerhausen, Germany, June 16, 1856. He was united in marriage with Marie Deboor, in Germany, about 32 years ago. In the spring of 1892 with their six children, Mr. and Mrs. Rosenboom came to America and have since made their home in Chatsworth. They were the parents of eleven children, one having died in Germany, and Marie, Mrs. Howard Shine, having died in Kankakee less than a year ago. Those surviving are the following; John, of this city; Hilda, wife of Charles Bussard, of Strawn; Robert and Henry, of this city; Jeanette, wife of Jesse Haag, of Cullom; Gertrude, Nellie, Annette and Louise, all at home. One grandchild also survives. The grief stricken family have the deepest sympathy of their many friends. The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Evangelical church, Rev. H. Koepp, of Charlotte, officiating and the interment was at Chatsworth cemetery.