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1757 David Rohrer was born in March. [1]

1763 On 26 October, Mary Sherk was born. [2]

1779 David Rohrer [Rorer] was taxed as a freeman in Lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John Rohrer [Rora], perhaps his father, was taxed as a married man. [3]

1780 David Rohrer was taxed in Lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [4]

1781 David Rohrer was listed in John Sleter's Company in the First Battalion of the Lancaster County Militia. [5]

1782 David Rohrer [Kora] was taxed as a freeman in Lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. John Rohrer [Rora], perhaps his father, was taxed as a married man. [6]

1790 David Rohrer lived in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with one other male under age 16 and 2 females. [7] Christian Mosser was listed on the next page, see 1798 direct tax.

Mary Sherk and David Rohrer were married. [8]

1795 On 1 August, the children of Jacob Sherk signed a release. Mary, daughter of Jacob and wife of David Rohrer, lived in Hempfield Twp in Lancaster County. [9]

1798 David Rohrer was listed on the US direct tax in Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with a stone barn, dimension 65 by 30, on 124 acres valued at $2232, adjacent to Christian Musser. He had a house and an outhouse valued together at $400. [10]

1800 David Rohrer lived in Columbia, Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [11]

1810 David Rohrer and John Forry lived in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [12]

1820 David Rohrer and John Rohrer (brother?) lived in East Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [13]

1830 A male (age 70-80), possibly David Rohrer, lived with Joseph Rohrer (David's son) in West Hempfield, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania near another son John and son-in-law Peter Musser. [14]

1830 David Rohrer died on 9 November, in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. [15][16]

1832 On 4 August several heirs reported disbursement of their inheritance from the estate of David Rohrer of West Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County by executors John Rohrer and Christian Steineman. The named heirs were David Rohrer, Magdalena wife of Christian Sherk, Henry R Musser, Maria Musser, and minor children of deceased daughter Elizabeth previously married to Peter Musser. Witnessed by George Musser and E Reigart. [17]

1833 On 9 November, Daughter Mary, wife of Isaac Rohrer of Stark County, Ohio, released the executors of David Rohrer's will for their share of the inheritance. [18]

1845 Many of the descendants of Mary Sherk Rohrer were named in the estate settlement of her brother, Jacob Sherk, the younger, of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [19]

1845 John Rohrer of Wayne County, Ohio; Isaac and his wife Mary 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. [20]

Footnotes:

[1] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Rohrer H128.

[2] 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, person C21.

[3] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 662, of 662 and 664, [Google_Book], [Internet_Archive].

[4] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Rohrer H128.

[5] Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Volume 7 (Militia Lancaster) (1906), 41.

[6] William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume 17 (Lancaster Taxables) (1897), 751, of 751 and 752, [Google_Book], [Internet_Archive].

[7] US census, 1790, PA, Lancaster, Hempfield, page 40

[8] 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.

[9] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed K3-494. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[10] United States Direct Tax of 1798: Pennsylvania. Film M372. IRS, Record Group 58. NARA, ancestry.com.

[11] US census, 1800, PA, Lancaster, Columbia, page marked 305 and 155

[12] US census, 1810

[13] US census, 1820

[14] US census, 1830, Pennsylvania, West Hempfield, page marked 9 and 326

[15] Richard Warren Davis, Mennosearch.com, Rohrer H128.

[16] 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.

[17] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed X5-271. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[18] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed B6-130. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[19] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed A7-304. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].

[20] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed A7-306. Images online: find Book in Film Roll list (Double letters are near the top), then find Page (often differs from image number), [Online_Images].


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