This thorough and systematic farmer residing in Highland township, Defiance county, belongs to a family that was
early founded in Ohio.
His father, the late William Rohn, was born in Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1815, and when seven years
old accompanied his father, William Rohn, Sr., on his removal to Defiance county, Ohio, where he was reared amid
pioneer scenes. On reaching manhood he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Brechbill, also a native of Pennsylvania,
born in Westmoreland county, in i823. They located near Florida, Henry county, Ohio, continuing to make that place
their home until coming to Ayresville, Highland township, Defiance county, in i864. There the father died in August,
i88o, honored and respected by all who knew him. The mother is still living.
The subject of this sketch was born near Florida, Henry county, Ohio, May 23, i854, and is fourth in the order
of birth in the family of eight children - two sons and six daughters. He was ten years of age when the family
removed to Highland township, Defiance county, where he grew to manhood and obtained a good common school education.
Since starting out in life for himself he has successfully engaged in agricultural pursuits, and everything about
his farm denotes prosperity and thrift.
In Highland township, September 2i, 1881, Mr. Rohn was married to Miss Anna B. Blue, daughter of Lewis D. Blue,
of that township, whose sketch appears elsewhere. Of this union have been born three children, namely: Grace, Kate
and Harry D. The parents are both earnest members of the Baptist Church, and wherever known they are held in high
Commemorative Biographical Record of Northwestern, Ohio
Including the counties of
Defiance, Henry, Williams and Fulton
Published by: J. H. Beers and Company
Northwestern, Ohio Biographies
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