March 24, 1934
[Source: Indiana State Archives]
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Sunday's Obituary - Moses Rodenberger
Mr. Rodenberger, who was the last remaining person who voted for incorporation of the town of Brazil in October, 1866, died Thursday evening at the home of a son, Dolph Rodenberger, 901 Carrollton avenue, with whom he had been living eight years.
The son recalled many thrilling tales told him by his father concerning fights with Indians as he drove his six-yoke ox team across the plains and deserts. Mr. Rodenberger was a veteran of the civil war and after years of adventure settled down to become a bridge carpenter on the old Vandalia railroad, now a part of the Pennsylvania system. He had been ill only five weeks.
He was a member of the Masonic order, both in Bridgeport and in Indianapolis, and had a wide circle of friends in Indianapolis as well as Brazil.
He is survived by the son and a daughter, Miss Dora Rodenberger, also of Indianapolis.