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Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES I. ROSEBERRY, M. D., has been a member of the Board of Health of Easton since the time it was organized as a corporation. He is a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy, and is justly considered a leader in the medical fraternities of this locality. Soon after his graduation he took up his residence in this city, where he has been engaged successfully in practice up to the present time. During the late war he acted as surgeon for the invalid corps at the Easton Barracks, and served in that capacity for a year and a-half, or until the close of the war.

As is generally known, the Roseberry family is of English origin, and in the Old Country there have been many famous men of the name. In tracing the remote history of the family it is found that they early removed from Scotland to adjacent English counties, where their descendants continued to live. The great-grandfather of Dr. Charles Roseberry, John Roseberry, and the first ancestor in America of whom there is any authentic record, settled in Warren County, N. J., at an early date, and about 1840 near Philipsburg, Pa. His wife was a daughter of John Phillips, for whom the town was named. Her brother was Gen. John Phillips, a historic personage, and a man of great influence in the community. John Roseberry was very wealthy at this period, owning large tracts of land and other property, and was a representative of the old English aristocracy.

Our subject’s father, Michael Roseberry, was born in Warren County, N. J. He was an agriculturist during the main part of his life, and owned an extensive farm. At the time of death he was living in Phillipsburg, Warren County. He was an old-line Whig, and subsequently a Republican. In St. John ‘s Lutheran Church, to which he belonged for years, he was one of the leading members. His death occurred in 1849, when he was seventy-four years of age. He had been three times married. His first wife, whom he married in 1797, and whose maiden name was Elizabeth Feit, died April 15, 1798, leaving no children. He married his second wife, Margaret Mackey, May 13, 1799, and their union was blessed with four sons and three daughters: Michael, John, Jeremiah, Joseph, Margaret, Elizabeth and Mary. Mrs. Margaret Roseberry died November 17, 1816, and for his third wife Michael Roseberry married Elizabeth Runion, by whom he had the following children: Mrs. Isabella Allshouse; Mrs. Valeria Abel, now deceased; Mrs. Henrietta Sharp, also deceased; Mrs. Louise Akerman; Charles, our subject; and Robert. The mother of these children died May 8, 1872, aged seventy-six years.

Dr. Roseberry was born August 31, 1831, at Phillipsburg, Warren County, N. J., and received his elementary schooling in that locality. Subsequently he attended the private school of Professor Vanderveer, and the one conducted by Rev. Mr. Philips in Easton. Upon taking up the study of medicine he entered the University of Pennsylvania, from which he was graduated in 1860, and in 1861 he was graduated from the New York Homeopathic College. Immediately thereafter he began his professional career in this city, where he has continued to reside up to the present time, and has succeeded in building up one of the largest and most remunerative practices of any local physician. He aims to keep abreast of the times on all matters of recent research and discovery in the line of medicine, and to that end not only subscribes for the leading medical journals, but is a member of several associations of physicians.

October 31, 1876, was celebrated the marriage of the Doctor and Sophia Ludwig. Her father, Frank Ludwig, is a respected citizen of Easton. Three children came to bless the union of the Doctor and his wife: Charles, who is a high school student; Herbert now at school; and Franklin, deceased.

In politics the Doctor uses his right of franchise in support of Republican nominees, and fraternally is a member of the Knights of Honor. Religiously he holds membership with the Lutheran Church.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

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