Biography of John C. Rohrer
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John C. Rohrer, who is identified with the firm of Hershey & Rohrer, dealers in feed, grain, and builders' supplies, at Rittman, is numbered among the progressive business men of Wayne County. He was born in Guilford Township, Medina County, Oct. 7, 1887, the son of Isaac and Mary E. (Landis) Rohrer.

Isaac Rohrer, deceased, was a prominent farmer of Guilford Township, where he was born in 1842. He became successful as a farmer and stockman and specialized in the buying and selling of stock, being well known as a shipper. He died in 1907 and is buried in Guilford Township. His wife is also deceased. They were the parents of three children: Clare E., born in 1885, died in 1908, was the wife of Clarence Beck, of Wadsworth, and they had a son, Harold; John C., the subject of this sketch; and Charles I., a World War veteran, lives in Guilford Township.

John C. Rohrer attended the district schools and remained on his father's farm until 1908. He then came to Rittman where he was employed in the hardware store until 1910. Mr. Rohrer has since been identified with the interests of Hershey & Rohrer, the firm originally being known as Hershey & Landis. It was organized in 1903. Mr. Rohrer is also financially interested in the Rittman Orchards.

Mr. Rohrer married Miss Ida E. Long, of Milton Township, Wayne County, the daughter of Philip and Catherine (Conrad) Long. The former is deceased and the latter lives at Rittman. Mr. Long was well known as a successful farmer and was the owner of 160 acres of land in Milton Township. Two sons have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Rohrer: Wade, born July 31, 1916; and John C. Jr., born July 31, 1919.

Mr. Rohrer is a Republican.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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