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Name Rosalia Stella LANG1
Birth 30 August 1914, Ellis, Ellis Co., KS5
Death 10 July 2001, Hays, Ellis Co., KS1
Burial Hays, Ellis Co., KS1
Occupation Cook at the Brunswick Hotel1
Father Ignatz LANG (1869-1954)
Mother Franziska EIGNER (1872-1938)
1 Albert James ROSS Jr.5
Birth 30 May 1908, Hyacinth, Ellis Co., KS9
Death 10 August 1977, Hays, Ellis Co., KS5
Burial Hays, Ellis Co., KS1
Occupation Drove a bus for he Army; Clerk and later Owner of the Brunswick Hotel in Hays, Ellis Co., KS10
Father Albert Thomas ROSS (1884-1975)
Mother Henrietta STONE (1887-1966)
Marriage 18 May 1938, Ellis, Ellis Co., KS5
Children Joseph (Stillborn) (1944-1944)
Albert Joseph (Died as Infant) (1944-1944)
Mary Ann (1951-)
Sheila Marie (1947-)
Notes for Rosalia Stella LANG
Here is a story about Rosie and her dad I came across: Ignatz Lang, like other Bohemian fathers at the time, forbade his daughters to cut their hair (it wasn't until well into the 1920's that short hair for women was acceptable). His favorite, Rosie, used to sit on his lap whenever she wanted something, always with success. One day she sat on his lap and he asked Rosie what she wanted this time, to which she replied, "my hair cut." He relented but it took about six months.11

When asked, "Did your mother have a job? What is your favorite memory of her?" Mary replied:
As I said, Mom was a cook, and a darn good one. She was one of those German cooks that didn't use a recipe for cooking anything. I guess mom and I are alike that way. If you asked her for a recipe, she would tell you that she didn't have one but all you do is put a little of this and a cup or so of that, and so on until she went through all the ingredients. I do the same thing as you probably know by now. If she wanted to make something new, she just guessed at it and it always turned out. Mom always brought home something good to snack on when she came home from work, a coke, or a coke and some cookies. My sister was a mommy baby and I was the daddy baby. When ever she wanted something she always asked mom and when I wanted something, I always asked dad. I do remember one time when I was a young teen, I saw this really good-looking guy. Dad was driving and mom was in the passenger seat. I was in the back seat making a really big deal out of this good-looking kid. Anyway dad got really upset with me and started giving me the rite act. Mom jumped in and told dad to leave me alone and asked him what he would have done when he was our age and saw a pretty girl. Dad decided that it wasn't such a bad thing after all. The biggest thing that sticks in my mind was how hard she was to work for. I started waiting tables for mom at a very early age. She always made me do all the hard work and extra work. No matter what shift I was on, all the hard and extra work followed me. I got so mad at her for that. One day I had enough of it so I asked her why she was so tough on me. She said all the other gals were already grown up and they didn't need to learn how to make it on their own, and that was why she was being so tough on me. Needless to say, I shut-up and never asked again. I knew she must really love me.10

When asked, "Tell me about your mother's temper? Did she ever lose her temper that you remember? Why did she lose it? How did it finally end up?" Mary replied:

I hate to say it but mom was always the grouchy parent. But she had a good reason. She worked her butt off. The hotter the kitchen got, the grouchier she became. But, when we got home she would be back to her normal self. I do remember one time Sheila and I were fighting, and like a good mother would, mom stepped in to stop the fight. Well, I'm sure I told you this already, but anyway, my sister ducked and, you guessed it, I smacked mom right in the chin. Well, needless to say, I didn't stick around long enough to find out how mad she really was. I ran out the back door and down the alley. I must have run blocks before I decided I was at a safe enough distance to stop. I didn't come home until after it was almost dark. I didn't know for sure what to say or do. But, I came in thinking I was really going to get it. As it turned out, my sister and mom had a good laugh about it, and she wasn't mad at all. But after that I made sure where my punch was going to land before I swung. Mom really didn't have a bad temper, but when I wanted something I always went to my dad.10

Rosalie S. Ross, 86, a resident of St. John's Nursing Home in Hays since November, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the nursing home.
Hays Daily News, The (KS)
July 1, 2001
Estimated printed pages: 1

Rosalie S. Ross, 86, a resident of St. John's Nursing Home in Hays since November, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001, at the nursing home.
She was born Aug. 30, 1914 in Ellis to Ignatius and Frances (Eichner) Lang. She was a graduate of Ellis High School.

She married Albert J. Ross on May 18, 1938, in Hays. He died Aug. 10, 1977. She worked at Neuberger Bakery, was a waitress, cook, and manager of the Brunswick Cafe and was a former school custodian. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Boos, Hays, and Mary Herbst, Bogue; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons: A.J. and Joseph, six brothers, and two sisters.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hays with Father Don Zimmerman officiating; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. There will be a Daughters of Isabella rosary at 6 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m., both Thursday at the funeral chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School.

Mary Ann's favorite meal every Sunday, winer, summer, didn't matter was her mom's fried chicken.10
Notes for Albert James & Rosalia Stella (Family)
My mother, before she started seeing my dad actually dated my dad's brother, uncle Walter Ross. Uncle Walt introduced Dad and mom. Mom decided that she really liked Dad and when Dad asked her out she said yes. I'm not sure but I don't think Uncle Walt was too upset.10
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