Biography of Michael Roederer
Allen County, OH Biographies

MICHAEL ROEDERER, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Baden, Germany, July 10, 1828, and is a son of Michael and Barbara (Keller) Roederer, who settled in Bath Township, this county, in 1837. locating on a part of the farm now owned by J. B. Miller, where they lived one year. In 1838 they purchased 240 acres on Sections 15 and 16, which, with the assistance of their sons, they cleared and improved, and there lived and died. They had three children: Michael, Barbara (wife of Jacob Miller) and Jacob M. Our subject was reared in Bath Township from nine years of age, and received a limited education in the common schools. He lived on a part of the old homestead until 1882, when he located on the farm where he now resides. He has been twice married, his first wife, to whom he was wedded November 22, 1854, being Mary, daughter of George and Catherine Gudakunst, of Auglaize County, Ohio, the issue of which union was six children: Elizabeth (wife of Walter Snyder), William, John, George (deceased), Catherine (wife of Isaac Roush) and Franklin. On August 1, 1868, Mr. Roederer married his present wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Naas, widow of Christopher Naas and daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Bucher) Altstaetter. By this union there are two children: Lewis M. and Louisa A. Mrs. Roederer had four children by her first husband: an infant daughter (deceased), John, Mary (wife of Fred Fry) and Sarah (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Roederer are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He has held the office of trustee and school director of Bath Township for several terms. In politics he is a Democrat.

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