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1787 On May 1, Isaac Rohrer was born on the family farm near the Conestoga River in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [1] [2] [3]

1793 On May 10, Mary Rohrer was born in West Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [4]

1804 Isaac Rohrer's father died when Isaac was 17. [5]

1808 On May 6, Isaac Rohrer, of Lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, son of Isaac, deceased, received payment from Martin Graff, guardian of Isaac's estate while he was a minor, and released Martin Graff. [6]

c 1816 Isaac Rohrer and Mary, first cousins, were married and lived in West Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County near Mountville (then Mount Pleasant) where Isaac bought and sold land. [7] [8]

Isaac Rohrer was a German Baptist minister. [9]

1824 On March 13, Isaac and Maria Rohrer sold land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Ira Woodworth. The land was in Mount Pleasant, West Hempfield, Lancaster County. Isaac had purchased the land from David and Maria Rohrer on May 5, 1813. [10] [11]

1829 Isaac Rohrer bought a section of land from Wert George near Canton, Ohio. [12]

Isaac Rohrer became wealthy during his remaining life in Ohio and was influential in the Valley Chapel, banking, and land financing. [13]

1833 On 9 November, Mary, wife of Isaac Rohrer of Stark County, Ohio, released the executors of her father David Rohrer's will for her share of the inheritance. [14] [15]

1835 Isaac Rohrer appeared in the tax list for Canton, Stark County, Ohio.

1840 Isaac Rohrer lived in Canton, Stark County, Ohio in a household with Males: 1 (age 10 thru 14), 1 (age 15 thru 19), 1 (age 20 thru 29), and 1 (age 50 thru 59); Females: 2 (age 5 thru 9), 2 (age 10 thru 14), 2 (age 15 thru 19), and 1 (age 40 thru 49). [16]

1841 The estate of John Stoner owed $65 to Isaac Rohrer in Stark County, Ohio.

1845 John Rohrer of Wayne County, Ohio; Mary Rohrer, and her husband Isaac Rohrer, of Stark County Ohio; and Joseph Rohrer of Stark County, Ohio were represented by their attorney David Rohrer of Hancock County, Ohio as four children of Mary Rohrer, deceased, who was daughter of Jacob Sherrek senior, regarding the estate of Jacob Sherreck, the younger. [17]

1850 Isaac Rohre (age 63, born in Pennsylvania) and Maria Rohre (age 57) lived in Canton, Stark County, Ohio with Leah Rohre (age 20), and Sarah Rohrer (age 16). [18] The families of sons Henry and David were listed nearby.

1860 Isaac Rohrer (age 73, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Canton Twp, Stark County, Ohio, in a household with Mary Rohrer (age 64), and Catherine Walburn (age 60). [19] Next door was the family of Henry Rohrer (age 40).

1867 Maria "Mary" Rohrer Rohrer died on October 10 and was buried at Valley Chapel Cemetery, Stark County, Ohio. Maria Rohrer Rohrer was born on May 10, 1793. [20] [21] [22] [23]

1870 Isaac Rohrer (age 83, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Canton Twp, Stark County, Ohio, in a household with John Hirst (age 56), Anne Hirst (age 53), Isaac Hirst (age 19), Sarah Swier (age 17), and Frances Gibeny (age 9). [24] Next door was the family of Henry Rohrer (age 48).

1872 Isaac Rohrer died on May 22 and was buried at Valley Chapel Cemetery, Stark County, Ohio. Isaac Rohrer was born on May 1, 1787. [25] [26] [27] [28] [29]

Research Notes:

Some history is given in a biosketch of grandson "David H. Rohrer is a native son of Stark county, and he was born on a farm in Canton township, on the 3d of July, 1852, being the only child of David and Elizabeth (Hoffman) Rohrer, both of whom came of stanch German lineage. His father was born in the state of Pennsylvania, and as a young man he accompanied his parents, Isaac and Mary (Rohrer) Rohrer, on their removal from the old Keystone state to Stark county, the family taking up their abode on a farm in Canton township in the early pioneer days. In that township the parents of our subject were married, after which his father engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own responsiliihty, but he lived only a short time after his marriage, passing away in the flower of his young manhood, since he was but twenty-four years of age at the time of his death, while he left his young wife with an infant son only three days old at the time. That son was he of whom this sketch is written. His mother subsequently became the wife of Peter Stauffer, to whom she bore four children, of whom three survived namely: Priscilla, who is the wife of Amos Sollenherger, of Denver, Colorado; Henry, who is a resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Emma, who is unmarried and resides in the city of Chicago, Illinois. The devoted mother passed away in 1869 at the age of forty-six years." [30]

We show names of children based largely on the research of others. We seek documentation for the names of the children of this couple.

Mennonite card file: [31]

1854 Levi Hurst and Leah Rohrer were married on May 25 in Stark County, Ohio. (FHL film 000897628). [32]

1860 Levi Horst (age 29, born in Pennsylvania) lived in Johnson Twp, Clark County, Illinois, in a household with Leah Horst (28), Ira Horst (5), Henry Horst (4), and John Horst (2). Levi Horst was a farmer. [33]

1880 Levi Horst (age 50, born in Pennsylvania, married) lived in Nimishillen, Stark County, Ohio, in a household with Leah Horst (49), Henry Horst (24), Mary A. Horst (17), Amos Horst (14), Jacob Horst (12), Emma C. Horst (8), Leah Horst (6), Catharine Horst (71), and Emma C. Horst (33). Levi Horst's parents were both born in Pennsylvania. Levi Horst was a butcher. [34]

1888 Levi Horst died on March 23 and was buried at Valley Chapel Cemetery, Canton, Stark County, Ohio. [35] [36]

1890 Leah Horst, spouse of Levi Horst, died on May 6 in Smithville, Wayne County, Ohio. She was born in December, 1824 in Pennsylvania, daughter of Isaac Rohrer and Maria Rohrer. [37]


Footnotes:

[1] Clyde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Family Cemetery," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (October, 1988), 7-12, at 10, E47.

[2] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[3] Clyde L. Groff, Walter B. Groff, and Jane Evans Best, The Groff Book, A good life in a new land, Vol. 1 (Ronks, Pennsylvania: Groff History Associates, 1997), 104, F127, [FHLCatalog].

[4] Clyde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Family Cemetery," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (October, 1988), 7-12, at 10, E47.

[5] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[6] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book 3, 586-587, [586], [587], [FHLCatalog].

[7] Thomas A. Sherk and James W Sherrick, "Joseph Scherch, Immigrant of 1727, and His Descendants," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 13 (July, 1990), 17-29, at 25, C215.

[8] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[9] Clyde L. Groff, Walter B. Groff, and Jane Evans Best, The Groff Book, A good life in a new land, Vol. 1 (Ronks, Pennsylvania: Groff History Associates, 1997), 104, F127, [FHLCatalog].

[10] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[11] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book E5, 238-240, [238], [239], [240], [FHLCatalog].

[12] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[13] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[14] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book B6, 130-130, [130], [FHLCatalog].

[15] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed X5-271 to 272, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalog].

[16] United States Federal Census, 1840, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[17] Recorder of Deeds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Deed Book A7, 307-308, [307], [308], [FHLCatalog].

[18] United States Federal Census, 1850, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[19] United States Federal Census, 1860, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[20] Find A Grave Memorial 136453722, [FindAGrave].

[21] Clyde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Family Cemetery," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (October, 1988), 7-12, at 10, E47.

[22] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[23] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[24] United States Federal Census, 1870, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[25] Find A Grave Memorial 136455607, [FindAGrave].

[26] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[27] Lister O. Weiss and Noah R. Getz, The Saga of a People: A History of Johanne Rohrer (1939), 17, [GoogleBooks].

[28] Clyde L. Groff, Walter B. Groff, and Jane Evans Best, The Groff Book, A good life in a new land, Vol. 1 (Ronks, Pennsylvania: Groff History Associates, 1997), 104, F127, [FHLCatalog].

[29] Clyde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Family Cemetery," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (October, 1988), 7-12, at 10, E47.

[30] John Danner, Old Landmarks of Canton and Stark County, Ohio (1904), 994-995, [HathiTrust], [InternetArchive].

[31] Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, Genealogical Card File (Lancaster, Pennsylvania), [AncestryRecord].

[32] Family Search, Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[33] United States Federal Census, 1860, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[34] United States Federal Census, 1880, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[35] Find A Grave Memorial 136589717, [FindAGrave].

[36] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].

[37] Find A Grave Memorial at Ancestry.com, [AncestryRecord].