Biography of Peter Rotz
Hancock County, OH Biographies

PETER ROTZ, retired, McComb, was born in Franklin County, Penn., October 15, 1809, eldest born of John, a tanner, and Christiana (Sours) Rotz, natives of Pennsylvania and of German descent, and who reared a family of seven children. Our subject attended the common schools, and when seventeen years of age learned the harness making at which trade he worked till 1832, when he commenced clerking in a hotel on corner of Third and Wood Streets, Pittsburgh, Penn., where he remained for four years. Thence he went to Wheeling, Va., and clerked in the United States Hotel, where he remained four years. He then clerked on a steam boat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers for five years. He moved to Pleasant Township, this county, in 1844, and settled on the farm, carrying on a harness shop located on the road, and often had more work than he could do. He was married, in 1844, to Susan J. McCullough, of Irish descent and born in Franklin County, Penn., daughter of George and Susan J. McCullough. To Mr. and Mrs. Rotz were born seven children. Mr. Rotz has lived to see his wife and six children laid in their final resting place, he and his son John S being the only survivors of the family. Mrs. Rotz was a member of the Presbyterian Church. When our subject reached his majority he bought eighty acres of wild land in Pleasant Township, and by hard work and economy has succeeded in accumulating a handsome fortune, and has done his share toward the improvement and growth of McComb.

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

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