ROSECRANS, William Stark

US. Descendant of Herman Hendricksen of Bergen, Norway. Herman Hendricksen was known to have married Magdalena Dircks in New York in 1657. In 1659, they moved to Esopus, New York, where Hendricksen was taken prisoner by Indians, but managed to escape. He died in Rochester, New York, in 1697. William Stark Rosecrans was born in Ohio in 1819. Civil War: General. Commander of the Army of the Cumberland. Colonel Heg and the Wisconsin 15th served under Rosecrans at Chickamauga. Post war: He served as Minister to Mexico, Congressman from California and Register of the Treasury under President Cleveland. Sources: (Rygg p53) [Photo at Vesterheim, Decorah IA]

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