03 April 2011

Sunday's Obituary - John Rohr (1845-1918)

The LaCrosse Chieftain, LaCrosse, Kansas; Thursday, March 21, 1918

John Rohr
John Rohr wa[s] born in Marienthal; Samareske Goperna, Russia, May 5, 1845. He came to America in 1877, locating at Topeka, Kansas. In 1878 he moved to Victoria, Ellis county, Kansas. In 1884 he moved to Liebenthal, Rush county, Kansas, which was his home when he died, March 14, 1918, at the age of seventy-two years, ten months and fourteen days.

He was married twice in Russia, his first wife died and he married his second wife in 1867. From this union there were ten children, four of whom survive him, two sons, Peter and John Rohr, and two daughters, Mrs. Mary Drehr and Mrs. Anna Linenberger. There are also a number of grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in the Liebenthal Catholic church by Father [there appears to be missing information here] 1918. He was buried in the Liebenthal cemetery. His wife passed away several years ago.

John Rohr was one of the pioneers of Rush county. He endured all the privations and hardships of pioneer days, with less complaint than the average man. He was an honest, hard working christian man.

Mr. Rohr was among the first Big Timber Germans with whom we became acquainted in the early days and we are pleased to state that we were always friends.

The funeral was well attended, many friends coming from neighboring towns.

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