BARNEY ROHLER, a sell known citizen and general merchant of Montezuma, was born in Germany in 1865 and is a
son of John and Mary Rohier.
John Rohler was born in Germany, and spent the greater part of his life in his native land, coming to America with
his wife and daughters in 1887. He was married in Germany and all of his children were born in that country. He
was the father of six children: Harman, who died in childhood; Cecilia (Stacy), who lives in Chicago; Gertrude,
who married Henry Albers and lives in Shelby County, Ohio; Anna, deceased, who was the wife of Gerhard Brunick;
Maggie, a resident of Shelby County, Ohio, who is the widow of A. Benanza; and Barney.
Barney Rohier was reared in Germany on a farm and at the age of 20 years came to this country, this being about
two and a half years before the rest of the family came. He lived at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, for about three months.
In 1885 he came to Mercer County and worked on a farm for Henry Luctifelt for, about two years. He then rented
a farm for his father near McCartyville, Shelby County, Ohio, where he remained assisting his father for three
years, after which he rented a farm of 80 acres from Anthony Albers in Shelby County, Ohio, which he operated for
the next three years. His next move was to Frank Hillman's farm of 80 acres on which he lived for four years. Subsequently
he bought a farm of 110 acres in Franklin township, Mercer County, where he lived for six years. He sold this farm
to Harlow W. Burdge and in 1905 opened up a general store in Montezuma, which he is still conducting.
Mr. Rohler was married in the fall of 1892 to Elizabeth Watercutter and they have had six children, namely: John,
Frank, Margaret, Heinrich, Regina and Gregor. Mr. Rohler is a member of the Catholic Church at Montezuma.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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