The Odessa Record -

Rosa Marie "Rosie" Michaelsen


Last updated 9/14/2017 at 10:56am

Rosa Marie "Rosie" Michaelsen was born in Odessa Sept. 29, 1918. She was the fifth of seven daughters born to Conrad and Anna Margaret Schauerman. Her father Con was a brick layer and contractor, building Odessa's wooden grain bins and homes (to include Rosie and Heinie's). Many still remain.

Her parents were among the early families of immigrants, Germans from Russia.

Only 14 when her mother died during the Great Depression, Rosie worked part time after school at Derr's restaurant and bakery and was later hired as a soda fountain girl by owner Heinie Michaelsen for his Corner Drug Store a...

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