Born: December 19, 1875

Died: November 12, 1953

Children: Margaret Rumenapp (adopted)

Miss Edith Rumenapp was a nurse who started a tent cure home on Maple Hill in the early 1900s, and continued to operate cure cottages until illness forced her retirement. 1 The Rumenapp Cottage at 3 Riverside Drive was one of three private sanatoria in Saranac Lake that started using cure tents. She also ran cottages on Prospect Avenue and at 9 Forest Hill Avenue

Chateaugay Record, February 14, 1908

Driven From Sanitorium by Fire.

Fire in the sanitorium conducted by Miss Rumenapp, at Saranac Lake, forced her patients to flee to the street. The temperature was fifteen degrees below zero and a high wind was blowing. The patients, all of whom were suffering from tuberculosis, were scantily clad. They were cared for in the reception hospital and in nearby cottages.

Plattsburgh Daily Press, April 27, 1932

Margaret, Rumenapp, 7, adopted daughter of Miss Edith Rumenapp, will probably lose the sight of her right eye, struck by a buckshot discharged from an air gun in the hands of Olin Coolldge, 11. The boy was shooting at a target.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 13, 1953

Miss Edth Rumenapp Rites Are Saturday

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel of a Fortune and Co., Inc., for Miss Edith Rumenapp, who died last evening in a local nursing home following a long illness.

Rev. Alvin B. Guriey will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery. The body will repose at the chapel until time of services.

Miss Rufnenapp was born on Dec. 19, 1875 in Germany, the daughter of Charles and Julia Rumenapp. A nurse by profession, Miss Rumenapp started a tent cure home on Maple Hill this village in the early 1900s and since that time has continued to operate nursing homes until illness forced her retirement.

She is survived by three adopted daughters, Mrs. Margaret Gadway, of Rome, Mrs. Rosalyn Tanzini, of Endicott, and Mrs. Eleanor Ives, of Van Nuys, Calif. There are also several grandchildren.





1. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 13, 1953