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George Rosenkrans

 
 
George Rosenkrans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
1. George Rosenkrans Marker
Inscription. Noted band composer (1881-1955) lived most of his life in Penfield and was church organist here. Rosenkrans wrote piano and organ music and hymns, as well as over 200 band numbers. Among his marches are "Triumphant Battalions" and "Our Glorious Flag."
 
Erected 1984 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 12.624′ N, 78° 34.318′ W. Marker is in Penfield, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on Bennetts Valley Highway (Pennsylvania Route 255) 0.2 miles north of State Park Road (Pennsylvania Route 153), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Penfield United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Penfield PA 15849, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Philip P. Bliss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Snowshoe/Packersville Turnpike (approx. 9.4 miles away); Decker's Chapel (approx. 13.2 miles away); Civil War Resistance (approx. 13.2 miles away); The Big Spring (approx. 13.6 miles away); Clearfield County (approx. 14.6 miles away); Bigler House (approx. 14.6 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. George Rosenkrans - Behind the Marker
George Rosenkrans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 27, 2011
2. George Rosenkrans Marker
. ExplorePAhistory.com (Submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. George Rosenkrans at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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George Rosenkrans image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1907
3. George Rosenkrans
When this striking photograph was taken in 1907, George Rosenkrans, age twenty-six, was still living at home with his parents. After their deaths, he would continue to live in the family home alone, sleeping under newspapers and a single blanket in the one corner of the living room where the roof did not leak, into the mid-1940s. Courtesy of the Clearfield County Historical Society
The Penfield Town Band image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1908
4. The Penfield Town Band
George Rosenkrans, top row, second from the left, was conductor of the Penfield Band when this picture was taken of it in 1908. Courtesy of the Blair County Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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