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JOHN ROHR, JR.,
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(Portrait)

son of John and Margaret Rohr, was born in Madison township, Franklin county, Ohio, April 2, 1818. His parents emigrated to Ohio from Bucks county, Pennsylvania, in the summer of 1816, with a family of two children--Jacob and Charles. The father died March 1, 1831. While at work in a sugar grove, a short distance southwest of Canal Winchester, a storm came up towards evening, and he started for his home. He had not proceeded far when a tree was blown down by the storm, directly in his path, one of the limbs striking him on the head and fracturing his skull. He succeeding [sic.] in reaching the house, but died the same night. Mrs. Rohr died in August, 1839. Their children were: Jacob, Charles, John, Samuel, Michael, two sons who died in infancy, and Sarah. The first four are the only survivors.

After the death of his father, the subject of this sketch lived with his uncle, George Rohr, until he was of age, and subsequently worked out. He rented a farm for four years, and in 1854, he purchased, in Darby township, Pickaway county, a farm of one hundred and eight acres, which he occupied until 1870, when he sold and moved to Columbus, where he resided one year. He then, in March 1871, purchased and moved to the farm he now occupies, comprising about one hundred and twenty-six acres.

Mr. Rohr was married March 30, 1851, to Elizabeth, daughter of Michael and Catharine Stimmel, who was born December 26, 1820. Her parents were among the pioneers of Hamilton township. They emigrated from Hampshire county, Virginia, in 1810, making the journey on a couple of pack horses, with two children, one of whom was only about a year old.

To Mr. and Mrs. Rohr have been born the following children: Huldah Catharine, born May 2, 1853; Clarinda Elizabeth, born September 21, 1855; and Floretta, born April 11, 1860. Clarinda married Joseph S. Lehman, and now resides in Putnam county. She has three children: Huldah O., John R., and Clauda E., aged respectively, six, four, and three years.


TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE:  There are numerous members of the ROHR family buried at Union Grove Cemetery, Canal Winchester.

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