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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Society Saturday - Ghosts!

"In October 2008, a team of psychics toured the Rossetter House, the   Roesch House, and the Houston Family Cemetery.  Join us for an exciting tour where we will share with you the "impressions" that the psychics told us they received on this historic property.
This Ghost Tour is for entertainment purposes only.
Bring your camera - you never know who might show up!"

Jillian is the site manager of the Rossetter Museum on Highland Avenue in Eau Gallie, Florida.  My great grandparents home, the Roesch House now serves as the museums headquaters where my ancestors pictures hang on the parlor wall.  

Roesch House my great grandfather,
William R Roesch built in 1901
(photo 2008)
Jillian told me that the psychics told her that a woman died in the Roesch upstairs bedroom.  I told her no, that was not the case.   My great grandmother Ada died in their farmhouse on Aurora Road in Eau Gallie and their daughter, my great Aunt Lena died in Titusville.  The Rossetters purchased the Roesch house and used it for storage.
Touring the Pioneer Houston Cemetery

Ghost tour in the dinning room
of the slaves quarters that became the first home of
Ada and William Roesch

The Rossetter House addition
 attached to the former slave quarters
and first home of Wm. Roesch, sits directly accross
the street from the Roesch House

Roesch House on the left, the way it looked in 1901

It was said that Susan E. Houston Stewart was laid to rest beneath the ancient oaks of the family plot in 1909.  According to old family records, "she carved her own tombstone of coquina rock".
I recently discovered through old newspaper articles of the time that Susan Houston Stewart, who married John Carroll Houston IV, have three children buried here beside her.  I have passed that information on to the Historical Society.

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