Hiram Rosel and his wife
Samantha and their family moved to Cedar Grove after leaving Indiana in 1900.
They traveled south and passed through Cedar Grove and looked around further
south, but decided to settle in Cedar Grove. They spent their first winter
in the old Leach log cabin that had served as the first SDA Church in the area.
The presence of an Adventist church was one reason for the Rosels
choosing to live in this area.
In 1904 Cynthia Robison moved to Tennessee with her son John Dobs Robison.
Cynthia was Hiram Rosel's mother as well.
Cynthia lived with John Robison and his four boys after Molly Robison died in 1905 until she had her first stroke in Nov 1908. She then was moved to Hiram Rosel's home at Cedar Grove for his wife and daughters to be able to care for her. She recovered from this first stroke and then had a second stroke in about 1916. After this stroke she was bedfast until a third stroke took her in Jan 1918.
The weather was cold and bad and her body was taken to Leach SDA Cemetery by sled for burial.
Hiram and Samantha Rosel were the parents of Myrtle June Rosel Adams, Violet Laportia Rosel Frakes, Jessie Alverdia Rosel, Tressie Olive Rosel, Emma Zettie Rosel, Alvin Elbert Rosel, Edsil Elbert Rosel (who died and is buried in Indiana) and Eugene Guy Rosel. Violet Rosel Frakes came to Tennessee for a brief period but moved back to Indiana. All the others lived and died in Carroll County and are all buried at Leach SDA Cemetery.
Alvin & Zettie
Cynthia Frakes Rosel Robinson
Hiram William Rosel
Violet Rosel Frakes
Willie & Gene Rosel
Bill & Warren Rosel
Gene and Willie Rosel
Gene and Willie Rosel on their 50th anniversary
Submitted by Daniel Rosel Champion