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1829 Joseph Rohrer, son of Joseph and Mary Rohrer, was reported born December 24, 1829, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [1][2][3]

1830 When Joseph Rohrer was 1 year old, the family moved to Canton in Stark County, Ohio. His father was a preacher at the Rowland Mennonite Church in Canton, Ohio.

1835 Harriet Moyer was born to John and Elizabeth Moyer on 7 February in Richland County, Ohio. Her parents were originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and had moved to Ohio sometime between 1827 and 1830.

1838 Harriet Moyer's mother died when Harriet was 3 years old. [4]

1840 Harriet Moyer was likely among the children living with her widowed father and 4 brothers and 3 sisters in Richland County, Ohio. Grandpa George Albright lived next door. Uncle Abram Moyer lived nearby. [5]

1846 On 5 January, Harriet Moyer was named in two deeds involving her parent's estate:

Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Moyer and wife Susan, Henry Hartman and wife Barbara, Mary Burke, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, Wm Kirchner and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gongaway and wife Catherine, John Moyer Jr, Christian Moyer, Barbara Moyer, George Moyer, Harriet Moyer, Abraham Moyer minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Jr, sold sold 13 acres to Nancy Newcomer in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio. [6]

Peter Brubaker and wife Catherine, Abraham Myers and wife Susan, Hartman and wife Barbara, Benjamin Newcomer and wife Nancy, Jacob Bechtel and wife Anna, Wm Kirchner and wife Elizabeth, Michael Gongaway and wife Catherine, John Moyer Jr, Christina Myers, Barbara Moyer, George Moyer, Harriet Moyer, Abraham Moyer minor heirs of Elizabeth Moyer by guardian John Moyer Jr, sold sold 33 acres to Mary Burke, in section 27 of Milton Twp, Ashland/Richland County, Ohio. [7]

1850 Joseph Rohrer was a farmer (age 20), living with his parents in Plain Twp, Stark County, Ohio along with his four younger sisters and three younger brothers. The family’s estate was valued at over $8,000. [8]

1850 Harriett Moyer's parents, John and Catherine Moyer, lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with children Barbary (age 20), George (age 17), Harriet (age 16), Abram (age 13), and Jacob (age 8). [9]

1850 Joseph Rohrer’s parents moved to Goshen, Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana where they purchased a farm of 155 acres. Joseph's father was a minister at the Mennonite meeting house in Yellow Creek and then at a nearby Evangelical church.

1853 Joseph Rohrer was listed as first settling in 1853 in Elkhart County, Indiana from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [10] The farm he built (Rohrer Place), at 24394 Co. Rd. 40, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, is listed on the "National Register of Historic Places". [11]

1853 The families of both Joseph J Rohrer and Harriet Moyer lived near Goshen, Indiana.

1854 On March 30, Joseph J Rohrer and Harriet Moyer married in Elkhart County, Indiana. Benjamin Benner, justice of peace, officiated at the wedding. [12][13]

1855 On March 27, daughter Anna Rohrer was born to Joseph R. Rohrer and Harriet Moyer (both born in Ohio). [14]

1856 On September 21, daughter Mary Rohrer was born. [15]

1858 In March, daughter Sarah Rohrer was born. [16][17]

1859 In September, son Emanuel Rohrer was born. [18]

1860 Joseph J Rohrer (age 30) and Harriet Rohrer (age 25) lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with children Mary Rohrer (age 3), Sarah Rohrer (age 2), and Emanuel Rohrer (age 11 months). Anthony Myers (age 25) was also in the household. [19][20][21] Joseph J Rohrer’s father, Joseph, lived nearby.


1861 map of Rohrer lots. Land of Joseph Rohrer, Jr was shown in section 34 of a landowner map of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana next to the lot of brother Henry Rohrer and the Southwestern post office. [22]

c 1861 Daughter Lovina Rohrer was born. [23]

1863 In March, son Isaiah Rohrer was born. [24]

1864 Joseph J Rohrer of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana was taxed $0.84, or maybe $1.40, by the IRS for income of $28. [25]

1867 In January, son Josiah Rohrer was born.[26]

1869 In January, daughter Elmira Rohrer was born. [27]

1870 Joseph Rohrer (age 40) and Harriet Rohrer (age 35) lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with children Anna Rohrer (age 15), Mary Rohrer (age 13), Sarah Rohrer (age 11), Emanuel Rohrer (age 10), Lovina Rohrer (age 8), Isaiah Rohrer (age 7), Josiah Rohrer (age 3), and Almira Rohrer (age 1). All of the children were listed as born in Indiana. A David Rohrer (age 13)(relationship unknown) was living nearby in the household of Samuel Neliver (spelling unclear). [28][29]

1871 On April 15, daughter Elizabeth Rohrer was born. [30]

1873 Joseph J. Rohrer, of Harrison Twp, served on the Petit Jury in Elkhart County, Indiana. [31]


1874 Map of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana. Joseph J Rohrer owned a farm of 115 acres [JJ Rohrer, section 34], and father Joseph Rohrer owned a nearby farm of 145 acres [J Rohrer in section 27], both near the Southwestern post office. J Rohrer also owned tracts in section 22 of Harrison Twp and section 1 of Union Twp. [32]

1875 On March 18, daughter Anna Rohrer married Isaiah Reed Good [33]. Land of I Good is shown on the 1874 map in Harrison Twp (section 33) and Union Twp, section 5), perhaps one of them belonged to Isaiah Reed Good. [34]

1877 In May, Daughter Rosa Rohrer was born. [35]

1877 On 19 August, Daughter Mary Good married Andrew Miller. [36]

1878 In August, Daughter Louisa Rohrer was born. [37]

1880 On 28 February, the democrats of Elkhart County met at Goshen, Indiana. Joseph Rohrer was appointed to the central committee representing Harrison Twp. [38][39]

1880 Joseph Rohrer (age 50) and Harriet Rohrer (age 46) lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with children Sarah Rohrer (age 22), Emanuel Rohrer (age 20), Lovina Rohrer (age 19), Isaiah Rohrer (age 17), Josiah Rohrer (age 14), Elmira Rohrer (age 12), Elisabeth Rohrer (age 9), Rosia M Rohrer (age 4), and Lovisa Rohrer (age 1). [40]

1882 Democratic County Convention at Goshen nominated "For Commissioner of the Southern District the following gentlemen were placed in nomination: Joseph Rohrer, of Harrison township;". [41][42]

1884 August 13, "Joseph Rohrer was appointed superintendent of construction of the bridge to cross Yellow creek on the road leading from Kosciusko county marsh to Elkhart." [43][44]

1884 August 14, "Joseph Rohrer was appointed superintendent for the construction of a bridge across Yellow Creek in Harrison township, in the place of Wm. Bowser, declined." [45][46]

1884 September, "Joseph Rohrer presented a petition for a certain road in Harrison township, and Ben. Swinehart, Wm. Hartzog, and Sam. Beasecker were appointed viewers." [47][48]

1886 Joseph J. Rohrer purchased 143 acres, in Harrison Twp, from Martha Detwiler et al, for $5,035. [49]

1887 Daughter Lovina married Elisha Good, brother of Isaiah Good. [50]

c 1887 "in the spring of 1845, Bishop Martin Hoover, then already 85 years old, with his son, John, settled on the farm now occupied (published 1888) by Joseph Rohrer [perhaps this Joseph J Rohrer] a short distance north of South West." [51][52]

1889 On September 18, Daughter Elmira (Ellen) married Solomon Pepple. [53]

1889 On December 24, son Isaiah Rohrer and Ida M Hay were married in Elkhart County, Indiana. [54]

1890 Joseph J Rohrer was listed in the Elkhart Indiana directory at Harrison Southwest. [55]

1890 April, "Joseph J. Rohrer has returned from a visit to his uncle, Michael Gongwer, at Mifflin, Ohio. Mr. Gongwer was formerly a resident of Olive township." [56][57] This might refer to Harriet Moyer's brother-in-law, Michael Gongway, husband of Harriet's sister, Catherine Elizabeth Moyer. Harriet and Catherine were both daughters of John L. Moyer and Elizabeth Albright. Perhaps Joseph Rohrer described the relationship to "uncle, Michael Gongwer",from the perspective of his children.

1890 November, "Mrs. Joseph Rohrer, Sr., has gone to Ashland county, Ohio, called there on account of the death of her sister, Catherine Gongaway." [58][59] Note that J. Gongwer had a tract adjacent to the Rohrer farm on an 1861 plat map. [Map, 1861 map of Rohrer lots.]

1890 December, "Mrs. Joseph Rohrer living near South West returned from a visit to Ohio. While there she suffered severely from pneumonia, and since her return home had a relapse, and her friends fear she may not recover." [60][61]

1891 "Joseph J. Rohrer will have a public auction sale at his residence near South West, on "Wednesday. March 25th. A lot of horses, cattle, and sheep will be sold." [62][63]

1891 February, "Joseph Rohrer, in Harrison township, is the happy father of a boy." [64][65]

1891 On December 24, daughter Elizabeth married Charles Wesley Neterer. [66]

1892 On February 28, daughter Sarah married Samuel Boyer. [67]

1892 Southwest: "Joseph J. Rohrer is improving his family residence he recently purchased of Wilson Hoffman." [68][69]

1893 On March 9, son Josiah Rohrer married Cora Michael. [70]

1894 "South West: ... Mrs. Sarah Good [sic Anna Good?] and son Joseph, from near Syracuse, are here visiting her parents, Joseph Rohrer and wife. ... Joseph Rohrer has been doing some excellent work on our roads and we think if we had more that took the interest that he does, our road could be in good condition in a short time." [71][72]

1895 A newspaper notice reported: "Joseph Rohrer, through his attorney, Wilson Roose, petitioned the court to investigate the soundness of mind of Elizabeth Neterer, and if necessary, appoint a guardian." [73][74]

1895 Mr. and Mrs. Sam Boyer of Wakarusa and Mr. and Mrs. Moyer of Harrison Center, dined with the family of Joseph Rohrer, on Sunday. [75][76]

1895 On October 9, son Emanuel married Mary Roose. [77]

1895 On October 10, "Southwest News: A school house meeting was held at the school house on Saturday evening and elected Joseph Rohrer director. ... Miss Ida Good made an extended visit with friends in this vicinity, ... Joseph Rohrer [sic brother Samuel Rohrer?], of Ottawa, Kan., is visiting relatives in this vicinity." [78][79]

1896 "Mrs. Isaiah Rohrer and Miss Rosa Miller of Nappanee, visited relatives in vicinity. ... Mrs. Emanuel Rohrer was quite seriously ill but is now improving. Messrs. Kreider and Wesley Orary of Goshen,spent Sunday at the home of Joseph Rohrer." [80][81]

1896 "Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Good of Vawter Park, spent Sunday with the family of Joseph Rohrer." [82][83]

1896 "South West ... Joseph Rohrer has gone to Kansas, to remain a few weeks. ... Mrs. Emanuel Rohrer who has been ill for some time, is convalescing. John Metzler has the measles." [84][85]

1896 "Southwest: Joseph Rohrer returned on Saturday from a week's stay in Kansas. He viewed the storms' havoc in St. Louis on his return trip." Perhaps he visited his brother, Samuel Rohrer. [86][87]

1896 "Messrs John Culp and Jno. Metzler, accompanied by the Misses Louisa Rohrer and Sarah Good visited Syracuse." ... "Miss Rosetta Miller of Nappanee sojourned a week at the home of Mr. Joseph Rohrer." [88][89]

1897 On August 7, "Miss Lovina Good of Syracuse is making an extended visit at the home of Joseph Rohrer. [90][91]

1897 "Southwest: ... The family of Joseph Rohrer held a reunion at the home of Josiah Rohrer on Thanksgiving. All of the children and grand children were present." [92][93]

1898 "Rev. Andrew Good, of Ohio, and Andrew Miller, of Nappanee, visited with the family of Joseph Rohrer one day last week." [94][95]

1899 "A case of scarlet fever is reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs Joseph Rohrer in South West." [96][97]

1900 "Rev. David Brenneman ... stroke of paralysis Sunday morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rohrer in South West, ... preparatory to going to church where he conducts services ... now confined to bed at the Rohrer home ... outcome is considered doubtful." [98]

1900 Joseph Rohrer (born Dec 1830) and Harriet Rohrer (born May 1835) lived in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana with daughters Rosa (born May 1877) and Louisa (born Aug 1878). The census stated that Harriet was mother of 10 children, 12 of whom were living, but these numbers were likely reversed [99]. [100]

1901 On March 30, Harriett Rohrer died in Harrison Twp, Elkhart County [101]. Harriet Rohrer died and was buried at Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana [102].

1901 Joseph Rohrer, of Harrison Twp, appeared on a list of persons paying more than $100 in taxes annually. [103][104]

1901 "Joseph Rohrer and two daughters, young ladies, live at South West. Sunday evening the young ladies went to their room to retire at 8 o'clock. Mr. Rohrer read until 9 o'clock, then looking about the house to see if everything was safe, blew out the lamp and went to bed. At about 10 o'clock, one of the young ladies awoke and aroused the other as she smelled smoke and saw a light below. Hastening down stairs they discovered the carpet on fire in several places also a chair and the oil in the bowl of the lamp ablaze. The supposition is that burglars were in the house, no doubt the same gang that visited the Bechtel home the following night. One of the young ladies was terribly burned and was brought to Dr. Sensenich's office at midnight to have her hands dressed which were blistered to the elbow." [105][106][107][108]

1902 "Fell to barn floor — Joseph Rohrer, residing at South West, Tuesday afternoon fell from a beam in a bank barn and struck his head on the board floor. His head and shoulders were bruised badly. Mr. Rohrer is well along in years." [109][110]

1903 On November 25, Joseph J Rohrer died [111] and was buried at Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana [112]. [Photocopy, Grave marker for Joseph and Harriet Rohrer at Harrison Chapel cemetery.]

1903 Mortuary Record [113][114]:

J. J. Rohrer died Wednesday afternoon at his home near South West of paralysis, aged 77 years. He is survived by seven children, Isaiah, Josiah, Emanuel, Joseph, Mrs. Wess Neterer, Mss. Isaiah Good, Mrs. Sol Pebble and Mrs. Andrew Millar and a brother and sister in Elkhart. Deceased was aged 77 years and was an old and highly respected resident of the county. The funeral was held today.

1903 "Public Sale, Josiah Rohrer will have a public sale at the Joseph J. Rohrer farm, one half mile east of South West on Tuesday Feb. 10,1903. He will sell a number of horses and colts, several head of blooded cattle, steers, calves, 27 head of Shropshire sheep, a number of sows, one male hog and a large quantity of hay and corn. The sale will commence at 10 o'clock a.m. and the usual terms will be given." [115][116]

1904 Mrs, I. R. Good, who has been visiting Joseph Rohrer and family, Returned to her home in Marion. [117][118]

1904 On January 20, daughter Rosiah Rohrer married Harley B Shank. [119]

1904 On October 8, daughter Louisa ("Lue") married Henry Doering. [120]

1904 Samuel K. Boyer was appointed guardian for the 7 year old minor heir of Sarah Boyer, daughter of Joseph Rohrer and he filed $700 bond. [121][122]

1904 Land transfers, reported in newspaper notices, may have been related to the estate of Joseph Rohrer: Mary Miller et al., and Sam'l K. Boyer, guardian, to Isaiah Rohrer and wife, land Elkhart tp., $2,730.50. [123][124]

1905 "In the matter of the estate of Joseph J. Rohrer deceased ... Isaiah Rohrer, as administrator of the estate of Joseph J Rohrer, deceased, has presented and filed an account and vouchers in final settlement of said estate, and the same will come up ... on 8th day of April 1905..." [125][126]

1905 On 7 March, the account of the estate of Joseph Rohrer named nine surviving children and one grandson Orville L Boyer with guardian Samuel K. Boyer, each of whom received a distribution of $334.24. There was no surviving widow. The nine surviving children were Anna Good, Ellen Peffle, Emanuel Rohrer, Josiah Rohrer, Mary Miller, Isaiah Rohrer, Mrs. C. W. Neterer, Rosa M Rohrer - Shank, and Lue Rohrer. Not named, was daughter Lovina, who married Elisha Good and died in 1888 with no heirs. [127]

1906 Items sold, on January 7, 1904, from the estate of Joseph Rohrer, included (number of items and prices for items sold for over $4 are noted in parentheses):

fruit cans (7), jars (4), jugs (4), jug and vinegar, crocks (5), canned fruit (11), washing machine (10 cents) and tub and board, boiler, bowl, churn, refriquator (30 cents), milk cans, vinegar and barrel, barrels (3), apples (10 bushels), potatoes (4 bushels), water bench, table, crock of lard, sundries (5), box and contents, jug, cans, soap (2), jar of cracklings, clothes rack, stand, oil can (2), brass kettle, copper kettle ($7), iron kettle (4), kettle rest (2), stove board, hay knife, wrench, scales, stilliards (?), wedge, rings, sundries, cans and jugs and bottles, rope, wire, machine, cross cut saw, hand saw (3), square, plane (2), brace, brace and knife, mallet and chisel, cinchers and chisel, augers (6), shovel, fork (2), rake (2), spade, hoe (3), fork (2), hook and chain, chain (2), iron (2), mattock, ax, crowbar (2), hook, iron (2), clothes line (2), iron, oil can (2), lawn mower, plow, cultivator, plow, sheller, work bench, sleigh soles (?), ladder (2), pump, hose, box, paint, chairs (6+4+2), rocker (6), sink, stand, table (3), stand (5), lounge, cupboard (2), wardrobe, side board ($5.50), bureau ($5), wardrobe ($8.50), commode, book case (2), chest, spool box (2), bed stand (5), bed spring (4), mattress, looking glass (4), sewing machine ($4), organ ($15), clock (2), carpet (9, one for $7.75), matting, rugs (6), linoleum, coal stove ($40), heater (2), cook stove, gasoline stove ($10), dish pan, meat saw, kettle (2), skillet (7), pictures and frame (7), atlas, basket, window poles (2), comb case, curtains (3), horse blanket, chair, wood box, barrel and wheel (wheelbarrow?), screen doors, grind stone, dinner bell, framing mill, bow chains, horse ($1), (a total sale of $1152.52 is shown at the bottom of this page, but the pages are out of order), skillet (2), pots (8), pans, pails (2), sifter, tea kettle, roaster, can lids, creamer, rifle ($5.25), lard press, meat grinder (2), single harness, collar, halter, single harness (2), buggy ($7), carriage, wagon ($20), gutter, dump boards, scales ($15.95), stand of bees (16 at $1.25, 11 at $13.75)?, extractor, frames (73), sundries (4), box (2), lumber (5), box, blower, tin plates, press, lumber, hives (10 at $9, 10 at $9.50, 5 at $4.75. 5 at $4.50, 5 at $2.75, 5 at $2, 5 at $1.75, 5 at $1.25, balance at $3.25), spring wagon, fire wood ($18), wood ($18.96 + $22.80), hay ($21.45+ $27.60,+ $13.70+ $13.60+ $17.50+ $49+ $13.70+ $6.70+ $13.50+ $13+ $18.75+ $12.50+ $18.75+ $6.20+ $12.40+ $12.40), oats ($10.15+ $16.50+ $16.50+ $16.50+ $16.95+ balance $4.25), rye ($11.15+ $34.22+ $12.50), corn ($36.09+ $$27.75+ $75+ $15.60+ $13.80+ $14), shelled corn, cow ($33.25+$35.50), spoons, strainer, popper, stilliards, cutlery, krout cutter, coffee mill, flat irons (2), butter bowl, rolling pin, shovel, lantern, pail and dipper, knives, soap stone, tallow, chest (2), dough tray, quilt travel? (3), spinning wheel (3), mail box, stand, bath cabinet, paper, curtain, carpet stretcher, yarn, basket, dishes (many), 5 gallons apple butter, sweeper, tumblers, fly trap, pitcher, chimney, 6 cups jell, lamp (6), spring, sweet potatoes, onions, seed sower, pulleys, grain sacks, salt, plank (several), sup pails (62), lumber, carpet (61 yards $8.50), matting (10 yards), 800 bushels wheat ($625), 6 hogs ($40).

1908 A family reunion was held for descendants of Joseph Rohrer. [128][129]:

Rohrer Family Reunion. The descendants of Joseph P Rohrer [sic] held their annual family reunion yesterday at the home of Josiah Rohrer near Southwest. There were about 50 members of the family present and the day was very enjoyablely spent. A picnic dinner added to the enjoyments of the occasion. Those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Good, Joseph and Will Good of Marion; Mr. and Mrs. John Metzler and Mr. and Mrs. A. T Wyrick of South Bend; Mrs. Huffman and Joseph Moyer of Nebraska. The following officers were elected. President - Josiah Rohrer. Vice Pres. - Rev. A. T. Wyrick. Secretary - Miss Agnes Miller. Treasurer - Andrew Miller. The next reunion will be held on the island at Elkhart.

1915-20 Platt maps of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana show the farm in section 34, that Joseph J Rohrer had owned in 1874 [130], was owned by son Josiah and Cora Rohrer, [Map, 1915 platt map of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana.][131] [Map, c 1920 platt map of Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana.][132].

2009 We visited the Rohrer farm and took some photos. [133][134] The Rohrer Farm is a National Historical Site. [135]

Research Notes:

We are researching Joseph J Rohrer and Harriet Myers, parents of the children shown here, who lived at South West, Harrison Twp, Elkhart County, Indiana. Census, newspaper, and other documents suggest to us that this was the Joseph J Rohrer whose notes are shown above. During the same period, Josiah [136] and Susan Rohrer lived on Monroe Street in Goshen. Josiah Rohrer, a drayman, was referred to, in some newspaper documents, as Joseph Rohrer. Another Joseph Rohrer lived in Clay Twp, near Logansport, during this period. The family of Melvin Rohrer, including son Joseph Russel Rohrer (born 1899), lived in New Paris, Elkhart County.

1884 Joseph Rohrer, perhaps Joseph Rohrer married to Harriet Moyer, was appointed guardian for Christian S. Farber, husband of Fianna Farber:

1876 On 5 January, Christian S Farber married Fianna Greenwalt at Elkhart County, Indiana. [137]

1885 Christian S Farber died on April 11, 1885 and was buried at Sparklin Cemetery, Waterford Mills, Elkhart County, Indiana. [138]

1900 Mummert & Jay, attorneys for Mary M. Farber-Copenhaver, today filed another suit in the circuit court against Mrs. Fianna Myers. This second action is for partition and to quiet title. The complaint sets forth the fact that Feb. 21, 1884, when Christian S. Farber was supposed to be of unsound mind, the court having adjudged him insane June 16, 1884, and appointed Joseph Rohrer guardian, his wife, who is now Mrs. Fianna Myers, induced him to buy of Andrew Teeters and wife 159 acres of land in Harrison township for which he paid the sum of $11,600. The land was put in Mrs. Farber's name and she has retained it ever since. April 11, 1885, Christian S Färber died leaving an estate valued at $75,000. His heirs were his wife, Mrs. Fianna Myers, the defendant in this action who later became Mrs. Fianna Domer and then being widowed again was married to Mr. Myers with whom she now lives, and their three children: Mary M., Cornelia, and Christian S., jr. It is alleged tbat Mrs Myers took advantage of her husband's weak mental condition and fraudulently induced him to buy the farm and put it in her name. Mr. Färber at the time was 73 years old. The claim is made that Mrs. Myers has received $6,000 in benefits and rents from the Harrison township land since Mr. Farber's demise and of this amount $l,333 is asked for the plaintiff A partition is now prayed for leaving Mrs. Myers her one-third that belongs to her under the law and dividing the balance among the three heirs: Mrs. Copenhaver, Mrs Cornelia Ehret and Chr. S , jr. The case of the three Färber children against their mother, as guardian, was also filed today. They allege that she is short $5,022. Roose & Lint represent Mrs. Färber- Domer-Meyers. The defense contends that Mrs. Copenhaver's husband is in a large measure responsible for the litigation, Mary Farber married him against her mother's will and she was sent to the Valparaiso school in the hope that she would cast him off. Up until a few days ago Mrs. Copenhaver declared that she had no reason to feel dissatisfied with the course pursued by her mother as guardian. She accepted the money tendered her and gave her receipt for it bringing about a full settlement. Both of the cases have attracted unusual attention and they will be followed with no little interest. Mrs. Myers resides on the Färber farm and the Copenhavers and Ehrets near Wakarusa. [139][140]


Footnotes:

[1] Find A Grave Memorial 69715929, grave marker reports (1829-1903), [Find_A_Grave].

[2] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, Reports birth Dec 1830, [FamilySearch_Record].

[3] FamilySearch.org, Death record, Book H14-40, Reports age 74 in November 1903, [FamilySearch_Record].

[4] Find A Grave Memorial 36330673, [Find_A_Grave].

[5] US census, 1840, Reel 0423, Image 204, line 2, [Internet_Archive].

[6] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, [Google_Book].

[7] Rita Bone Kopp and Thomas Sloan, Ashland County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, Ashland County, Ohio Research Aid Mifflin and Milton Townships (1994), 140, [Google_Book].

[8] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1850, [FamilySearch_Record].

[9] US census, 1850, Reel 0144, Image 261, family 1740, [Internet_Archive].

[10] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 76.

[11] National Register of Historic Places, Search for Rohrer, [National_Register].

[12] FamilySearch.org, [FamilySearch_Record].

[13] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845552 of Indiana Marriages, Elkhart County, Indiana Book B-689, [FamilySearch_Record].

[14] FamilySearch.org, Florida deaths, citing GS film 2116304, [FamilySearch_Record].

[15] Elkhart County Public Library Obituary Index, [Elkhart_Library_Obits].

[16] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[17] Find A Grave Memorial 69947684, [Find_A_Grave].

[18] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[19] US census, 1860, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[20] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1860, [FamilySearch_Record].

[21] US census, 1860, Reel 256, Image 285, family 802, [Internet_Archive].

[22] Joseph D Nash, Map of Elkhart County, Indiana (Philadelphia, Samuel Geil, 1861), Library of Congress.

[23] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1870, Lovina was age 8 in 1870, [FamilySearch_Record].

[24] FamilySearch.org, US census 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[25] U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[26] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[27] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[28] US census, 1870, Reel 0311, Image 374, family 21, [Internet_Archive].

[29] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1870, [FamilySearch_Record].

[30] Find A Grave Memorial 71248629, citing www.wakarusa.lib.in.us, [Find_A_Grave].

[31] Newspaper, Elkhart Observer (Indiana), January 8, 1873, page 6, column 3.

[32] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 67.

[33] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 001845554 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[34] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 63.

[35] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[36] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 001845554 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[37] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[38] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[39] Newspaper, Elkhart Democrat (Indiana), Friday, March 5, 1880, page 3, column 4.

[40] US census, 1880, Reel 0275, Image 414, family 210, [Internet_Archive].

[41] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[42] Newspaper, Elkhart Monitor (Indiana), August 25, 1882, page 3, column 6.

[43] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[44] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), August 13, 1884, page 3, column 4.

[45] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[46] Newspaper, Goshen Times (Goshen, Indiana), August 14, 1884, page 5, column 3.

[47] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[48] Newspaper, Goshen Times (Goshen, Indiana), September 11, 1884, page 5, column 4.

[49] Newspaper, Elkhart Review, April 29, 1886, page 2, column 1.

[50] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845555 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[51] Daniel K. Cassel, History of the Mennonites (1888), 159, [Internet_Archive].

[52] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 63.

[53] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 001845555 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[54] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 001845555 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[55] Elkhart, Indiana Directory (Truth Publishing House, 1890), [Ancestry_Record].

[56] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[57] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), April 9, 1890, page 3, column 6.

[58] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[59] Newspaper, Goshen Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), November 21, 1890, page 5, col 2.

[60] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[61] Newspaper, Goshen Times (Goshen, Indiana), December 4, 1890, page 8, column 2.

[62] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[63] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), March 18, 1891, page 3, column 1.

[64] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[65] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), February 27, 1891, page 1, column 4.

[66] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845555 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[67] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845555 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[68] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[69] Newspaper, Goshen Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), June 3, 1892, page 2, column 2.

[70] FamilySearch.org, citing Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[71] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), March 30, 1894, page 2, column 1.

[72] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[73] Newspaper, Goshen Times (Goshen, Indiana), January 24, 1895, page 5, column 5.

[74] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[75] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[76] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), August 31, 1895, page 4, column 5.

[77] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845556 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[78] Newspaper, Goshen Times (Goshen, Indiana), October 10, 1895, page 8, column 5.

[79] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[80] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[81] Newspaper, Goshen Mid Week News (Goshen, Indiana), May 20, 1896, page 3, column 2.

[82] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[83] Newspaper, Goshen Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), April 18, 1896, page 2, column 3.

[84] Newspaper, Goshen Mid Week News (Goshen, Indiana), May 27, 1896, page 1, column 5.

[85] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[86] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[87] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), June 6, 1896, page 4, column 5.

[88] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[89] Newspaper, Goshen Daily News (Goshen, Indiana), August 17, 1896, page 4, column 5.

[90] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), August 7, 1897, page 4.

[91] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[92] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[93] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly Times (Goshen, Indiana), December 3, 1897, page 1, column 2.

[94] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[95] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly Times (Goshen, Indiana), February 4, 1898, page 1, column 5.

[96] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[97] Newspaper, Goshen Weekly News (Goshen, Indiana), April 8, 1899, page 1, column 6.

[98] Newspaper, Elkhart Weekly Truth (Indiana), January 18, 1900, page 1, column 3.

[99] See Feb, 1891, announcing an unnamed son born, and perhaps deceased by this time.

[100] FamilySearch.org, US census, 1900, [FamilySearch_Record].

[101] FamilySearch.org, citing Indiana death index, [FamilySearch_Record].

[102] Find A Grave Memorial 69715966, [Find_A_Grave].

[103] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[104] Newspaper, Goshen Mid Week News (Goshen, Indiana), July 16, 1901, page 3, column 4.

[105] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[106] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), September 7, 1901, page 3, column 3.

[107] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[108] Newspaper, Milford Mail (Milford Indiana), September 12, 1901, page 1, column 4.

[109] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[110] Newspaper, Goshen Mid Week News (Goshen, Indiana), July 22, 1902, page 3, column 4.

[111] FamilySearch.org, Death record, Book H14-40, [FamilySearch_Record].

[112] Find A Grave Memorial 69715929, [Find_A_Grave].

[113] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[114] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), December 2, 1903, Page 2, column 4.

[115] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[116] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), February 7, 1903, page 2, column 3.

[117] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), Wednesday, January 13, 1904, page 1, column 8.

[118] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[119] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845557 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[120] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1845557 of Indiana marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[121] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[122] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), Saturday, March 12, 1904, page 2, column 2.

[123] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[124] Newspaper, Goshen Mid Week News (Goshen, Indiana), April 22, 1904, page 3, column 4.

[125] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[126] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), March 25, 1905, page 2, column 7.

[127] Indiana, Will and Probate Records, Elkhart County, Indiana Probate records of Joseph J Rohrer, filed March 7, 1905 by Isaiah Rohrer, [Ancestry_Record], [Ancestry_Image].

[128] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[129] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), August 28, 1908, page 3, column 4.

[130] An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (Chicago: Higgins, Belden & Co., 1874), 63.

[131] George Ogle & Co, Standard Atlas of Elkhart County, Indiana (1915), 63.

[132] Plat Books of Indiana Counties, Vol. 2 (Sidwell Studio: c 1920), 91, [Indiana_State_University_Library].

[133] Slide show of photos we took at the Rohrer farm in 2009. (Close the window when done), [Photo].

[134] Article about historical site, [Photo].

[135] National Register of Historic Places, Search for Rohrer, [National_Register].

[136] Janet and Robert Wolfe, Genealogy Page for Jos, husband of Susan, [JR_Wolfe_Genealogy].

[137] FamilySearch.org, [FamilySearch_Record].

[138] Find A Grave Memorial 106314860, [Find_A_Grave].

[139] NewspaperArchive.com, Online Newspaper Database, Heritage Archives, Ltd, [Heritage_Newspaper_Archive_UM].

[140] Newspaper, Goshen Democrat (Goshen, Indiana), May 12, 1900, page 3, column 2.


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