NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Rohr family, of Deer River, Lewis county, N.Y., descend from Swiss parentage. The founder of the family in the county was Jacob Rohr, born in Switzerland, and educated in the famous schools and universities there. He was an accomplished linguist, could converse fluently in several languages, and was particularly strong in mathematics. He emigrated to the United States while yet a young man, and finally settled at the village of Nuremburgh, town of Croghan, Lewis county, N.Y. He was postmaster of that village many years, and was employed almost continually as an expert accountant. He died in 1863.
He married, in Nuremburgh, 1845, Wilhelmina, daughter of Christian and Mary Millnitz.
Children, all born in Nuremburgh:
1. Jacob W., born 1848, married Pauline Warner.
2. Christian M., see forward.
3. Mary, married Charles F. Bachman.
4. Wilhelmina, married Lars Sager, and removed to South Dakota.
5. Samuel, deceased, married Carrie Otis.
6. Hartman, married the widow of his brother Samuel, Mrs. Carrie (Otis) Rohr.
7. Zetta, married James Parish.
(II) Christian M., son of Jacob and Wilhelmina (Millnitz) Rohr, was born Nov. 16, 1851, in Croghan, N.Y. He was educated in the public schools, and having the misfortune to lose his father at an early age, he was of necessity obliged to leave school. He was next to the oldest of the family, and these two boys were the family breadwinners and of great assistance to the mother. The reponsibility thus early assumed and the self-denial involved but strengthened their nature and made them strong, self-reliant men. When he was eighteen years of age he went to Deep River, and such was his industry, thrift and sound, unerring business capacity, that in a few years he was the owner of a well-stocked farm located between Carthage and Deep River village. He has since gone forward to greater success until he is recognized as one of the solid, substantial, influential men of the town, highly respected and widely known. He has not confined his business operations to agriculture, but is interested in several paper mills of the section, and is director and vice-president of the Carthage Electric Light and Power Company. He is a member of Denmark Grange, Patrons of Husbandry.
His church connection is with the Congregational church of Deer River, where his family also worships. In politics he is a Republican.
He married (first) Jan. 15, 1880, Julia P. Rogers, born April 3, 1855, died April, 1886, daughter of Duett and Julia (Myers) Rogers. He married (second), Oct. 30, 1902, Minnie E. Hoyt.
Children, all by first marriage:
1. H. Duett, born Jan. 21, 1882; married Feb. 15, 1908, Harriet L. Rich, of Lowville, N.Y.
2. Anna J., born Sept. 24, 1884; married March 30, 1904, John G. Abbott.
3. Julia M., born April 8, 1886; married Oct. 12, 1907, DeForrest Bretsch.
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