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William H. Rohrbach
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1845
Death: Feb. 9, 1898

William H. Rohrbach was born Feb. 14, 1845, on Chestnut street Sunbury, and died in that borough Feb. 9, 1898. He learned the trade of molder and long followed the business with which the family has been so closely identified in Sunbury, being connected with his father's foundry for eighteen years. He also acted as bookkeeper for the concern. For eight years he filled the responsible position of superintendent at the Sunbury waterworks. He was quite active in the material improvement of the borough, and erected many houses there as a builder, the house in which his widow now lives, at No. 440 North Eighth street, being in fact the third which he put up for his own use. Thoroughly public-spirited, be took an active part in the promotion of many movements which had the benefit of the community generally for an object, and though he was a shrewd businessman he was not selfish in advancing his own interests at the expense of others. He had hosts of friends, and was highly esteemed wherever known. With his family he worshiped at the Lutheran Church, and for years he gave of his time and means to the furtherance of its work, serving many years as deacon and for twenty years as Sunday school superintendent. In politics he was a Republican, and he served in the Union army during the Civil war, under two enlistments. Mr. Rohrbach married Jennie Miller, daughter of William M. and Annie (Strickler) Miller, of Lower Augusta township, and grand-daughter of Alexander Strickler, who lived in Sunbury. The following children were born to this union: Lloyd M. who died in infancy; Alexander S. who died when eight months old Annie E. Jacob A., Franklin L., a graduate of State College, an electrical engineer by profession, and at present engaged as superintendent of a plant at Spokane, Wash. (he is fond of athletics and an able business man); Hattie M.; Charles E. who is an invalid; and Clarence G.


 
 
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 Parents:
  George Rohrbach (1806 - 1892)
  Mary C Artley Rohrbach (1808 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  Jennie F Rohrbach (1851 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Elizabeth Rohrbach (1875 - 1936)*
  Jacob A Rohrbach (1876 - 1918)*
  Hattie M Rohrbach (1882 - 1917)*
  Clarence Grant Rohrbach (1895 - 1958)*
 
 Sibling:
  Lloyd T. Rohrbach (1839 - 1909)*
  William H. Rohrbach (1845 - 1898)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pomfret Manor Cemetery
Sunbury
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 49
 
Created by: Light Power Angel
Record added: Feb 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104955302
William H. Rohrbach
Added by: Michael Milliken
 
William H. Rohrbach
Added by: Michael Milliken
 
 
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