He was the son of Friedrich Rodewald and Anna Quentell, of Bremen, Germany. He was a successful banker who married Julia Catherine McNeill (AMW's niece). They had eight children: Mary Louise ('Louloo') (b. 1850); Adolfe (b. 1853); Frederick (b. 1855); Julia (b. 1857); Anna (b. 1860); William McNeill (b. 1862); Emily (b. 1864); Arthur Ferdinand (b. 1866). They lived at Staten Island, NY.
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