ROTH, CHRISTIAN - Tuscarawas County, Ohio | CHRISTIAN ROTH - Ohio Gravestone Photos

Christian ROTH

St. James Lutheran -- Warwick Twp. Cemetery
Tuscarawas County,

CHRISTIAN ROTH, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Tuscarawas, was born in Northampton County, Penn., September 12, 1813, and is a son of C. and Elizabeth (Mussulman) Roth, both of German descent. His father, grand father and great-grandfather were farmers, the latter of whom was scalped by the Indians, and the grandfather was a Commodore in the navy, a native of Pennsylvania. Our subject's parents settled in Trenton, Ohio, in 1821, and had a family of seven children, our subject being the second child; his education was derived from the subscription schools held in log schoolhouses, and he was reared to farming. He aided in the building of the Ohio Canal, at which he worked steadily for two years. He is now employed in farming and stock-raising, and is the owner of a fine farm of 184 acres of well-cultivated land. On May 7, 1837, he was married to Nancy Ann Knaus, to which union were born six children, namely: Benjamin, a coal merchant; John (deceased); Sarah, wife of Samuel Dell; Louise (deceased); Mary Ann, wife of Peter Ferst, and Emanuel (deceased). Mrs. Roth died on April 19, 1846, and Mr. Roth formed a second union, November 19, 1846, marrying Sarah Matilda, daughter of Henry Simmers, of German descent, the latter an early settler of this county. From this union there resulted a family of nine children, of whom the eight living are Rufus, married and living in Trenton, Ohio; Albert, merchant in Trenton; Cyrus; Martha; Ellen, wife of Franklin Moyer, a farmer in this township; Christian (deceased); Alexander and Henry. Mr. Roth is a member of the Lutheran Church, to which he and his wife belong. He is a Democrat in politics; has filled the office of School Director and Township Trustee, many times having the unanimous vote of the county.

Contributed on 10/22/07 by janeanes1971
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Submitted: 10/22/07 • Approved: 10/23/07 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R40736-G40736-S3

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