Biography of John S. Rotz
Hancock County, OH Biographies





JOHN S. ROTZ, retired merchant, McComb. is the eldest and only surviving child of Peter and Susan J. (McCullough) Rotz, he received a common school education, and when a young man went to New Mexico, where he clerked in a hotel. In 1865 he crossed the plains to Colorado and there also clerked in a hotel two years. He then entered a general store in which he continued eight years as manager of the concern, then, in company with his brother, embarked in business on his own account, which he carried on for ten years. During the war of the Rebellion Mr. Rotz enlisted and served as fifer in the band of Company G, Twenty first Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Rotz was married, in 1880, to Laura D., daughter of I. Simon, and by her he has one child, Nellie M. Mrs. Rotz is a member of the Presbyterian Church. Politically our subject is a Republican. He took an active part when the McComb, Deshler & Toledo Railway was built here, and served as its director and trustee.

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


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