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1757 David Rohrer was born in March, son of John and Elizabeth Rohrer. [1][2][3][4]

1763 On 26 October, Mary Sherk was born. [5]

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. [6]

1780 David Rohrer was taxed in Lampeter Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [7]

1781 David Rohrer was listed in John Sleter's Company in the First Battalion of the Lancaster County Militia. [8]

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. [9]

1790 David Rohrer lived in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with one other male under age 16 and 2 females. [10] Christian Mosser was listed on the next page, see 1798 direct tax.

Mary Sherk and David Rohrer were married and had 7 children. [11]

1795 On 1 August, the six heirs of Jacob Sherk, deceased, signed a release related to his estate. The estate, administered by Joseph Sherck, Henry Neff, and Andrew Gerber, was valued at £2979.18.3 in gold and silver coin, or £423.19.9 for each heir. Andrew Gerber was guardian of minor son, Christian Sherck. [12] The six heirs were:

Joseph Sherck of Hempfield Twp;
Jacob Sherck of Leacock Twp;
John Sherch of Washington County, Maryland;
David Sherck of Hempfield,
David Rohrer of Hempfield Twp and his wife Mary, late Mary Sherck; and
Andrew Gerber of Hellam Twp, York County and wife Susanna, late Susanna Sherck;

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. [13]

1800 David Rohrer lived in Columbia, Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [14]

1810 David Rohrer and John Forry lived in Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [15]

1820 David Rohrer and John Rohrer (brother?) lived in East Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [16]

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. [17]

1830 David Rohrer died on 9 November, in West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. [18][19]

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. [20]

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. [21]

1845 Three children; Anna Sterneman, Magdalena Scherch, and Elizabeth Musser; of Mary Sherk Rohrer, and their children, were named in the estate settlement of her brother, Jacob Sherk, the younger, of Hempfield Twp, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania [22]:

We Christian Sterneman and his wife Anna one of the seven children of Mary Rohrer dec'd who was one of the seven children of Jacob Sherek sen'r late of said township first deceased received the sum of seventy dollars and forty three cents. We John Sherek, Joseph Sherek, Christian Sherrick, Jonas Mumma and Catharine his wife, Mary Sherek, Samuel Moth and Nancy his wife, Joseph Nisley and Magdalena his wife, and Elizabeth Sherick, the eight of the nine children of Magdalena Sherch dec'd who was the wife of Christian Sherch and one of the seven children of Mary Rohrer, dec'd together and in equal shares according to their interests received the sum of seventy dollars and forty three cents. And we Henry Musser, Mary Musser, Joseph Musser, Christian Greider and Elizabeth his wife, and Jacob Greider and Anna his wife, the five children on Elizabeth Musser dec'd, who was the wife of Peter Musser and one of the seven children of Mary Rohrer, dec'd together and in equal shares of one thousand dollars agreed by the heirs of Jacob Sherch, the younger deceased by agreement and compromise to be paid out of his estate by his said administrator to the heirs and representatives of the said Mary Rohrer, dec'd and of Susanna Garber, late Sherch dec'd in estinguishment of their claims if any they have in the real estate lands and tenements of which the said Jacob Sherch the younger died seized by any rights whatsoever. ...

1845 Four children of Mary Rohrer, deceased: John Rohrer of Wayne County, Ohio; Isaac and his wife Mary Rohrer of Stark County Ohio; Joseph Rohrer of Stark County, Ohio; and their attorney David Rohrer of Hancock County, Ohio, were named as heirs of the estate of Jacob Sherreck, the younger, brother of Mary Rohrer. [23]


Footnotes:

[1] Clyde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Family Cemetery," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 11 (October, 1988), 7-12, at 10, E7, Names David Rohrer as a son of John Rohrer and Elizabeth Snavely.

[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, family C21, Born 1757, suggests that David Rohrer, married to Mary Sherk, was the son of John and Elizabeth Rohrer.

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

[4] Cylde Rohrer Herr, "The Rohrer Farm in Upper Leacock Township," Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage 16 (April, 1993), 14-24, at 14, person E7.

[5] 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.

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

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

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

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

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

[11] 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, C21.

[12] 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].

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

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

[15] US census, 1810

[16] US census, 1820

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

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

[19] 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.

[20] 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].

[21] 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].

[22] 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].

[23] 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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