Biography of Joseph Rothtrock
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JOSEPH ROTHTROCK, farmer, P. 0. Dunkirk, Hardin County, is a native of Lehigh County, Penn., born August 30, 1821, son of Samuel and Margaret (Eshbaugh) Rothtrock, natives of Pennsylvania. The father of our subject was a saddler by trade, but his later years were passed in farming and saw milling. He was a son of Samuel Rothtrock,of Pennsylvania, whose parents came from Germany. The parents of our subject had fifteen children, only three of whom are now living, Joseph. Amos and Levi. The two latter served in the war of the Rebellion. Joseph Rotlatrock came to this county in 1860. after having resided for several years in the eastern part of Ohio, and has since resided here, engaged principally in farming and butchering. He has a farm of 160 acres. Mr. Rotlitrock has been twice married, first to Mary Stonehill, a daughter of David Stonehill, of Stark County, Ohio, and there were nine children born of this union: Isaac, Eliza, William, Henry, Bohn (deceased), David, Hattie, George and Annie. Mr. Rothtrock's present wife was Mrs. Mary (Bosserman) Bowers, widow of Franklin Bowers, by whom. she had four children William, Alonzo, Samuel and Ellie. By his present wife Mr. Rothtrock has four children: Isabell, Lydia, Amos and Clarence. Our subject and wife are members of the German Baptist Church.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886


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