Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     GERHARD AND JOHN ROSENBALM.  About three miles north from Almira, on one of the richest, medium sized estates of the county, dwell the two brothers whose names are at the head of this sketch.  They are well known men of responsibility and wealth and have labored with excellent success in Lincoln county for nearly twenty years.  During this time their uprightness and integrity have ever been in evidence and the result is that they have hosts of friends and are influential men.  They were born in Germany, the sons of Alvin and Anna (Bremmer) Rosenbalm, natives of Germany.  The mother was an educated and talented lady and their father was a worthy and prominent cloth weaver.  Our subjects were educated in their native land and wrought in their father's woolen mill, mastering the art of cloth weaving.  In 1882, they determined to view the new world and accordingly, came to New York, whence they journeyed on to Missouri.  For a time they were occupied in working for wages and as it was their desire to see the country, they would work for a few months, then travel.  In this way, they explored Minnesota, Dakota, Montana, and Oregon.  In Oregon, they wrought in the woolen mills until 1886, when they journeyed to Lincoln county and bought land where they now live.  Since then, they have been identified with this country, its upbuilding, its improvement, and its prosperity.  Dame fortune seems to have chained her chariot to these men, as they have been abundantly prospered and are among the wealthy and leading citizens.  As yet they have never seen fit to leave the ranks of the order of jolly bachelors.