Born near Roberts to William and Regina Schonneschofer Roetzel, Bill married Lillian Truesdell in Roberts on Oct. 10,1905 in Roberts. They had six children and farmed in Lyman Township of Ford Co. IL. Their children were:
Myrtle J. 1906-1981 Mae J. 1907-July 1983 m1932 John Earl Thackeray Pearl Jessie 1909-aft 1984 bfr 2003 m19__ Herald Floyd W. 1911-1990 in MI m19__ Jean TerBush Harold J. 1914-2003 m1937 Roslyn Janssen Vera (Vira)1917-aft 1984 bfr 2003 m19__ Buchanan m19___ Eder
One sister survivied him:(Mrs.) Augusta Werblinger of Chicago.