|Birth: ||Jan. 22, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 8, 1909|
LLOYD T. ROHRBACH, ex-prothonotary and clerk of Northumberland County Courts, treasurer of the Sunbury Nail, Bar & Guide Iron Manufacturing Company, treasurer
of the Sunbury Water Company, dealer in ice and coal, and manufacturer of brick,
is also a lawyer by profession, and an active, all-around business man.
He was born in Upper Augusta township, Northumberland County, Pa., January 22, 1839, and is a son of George and Mary C. (Artley) Rohrbach.
The family is of German descent and was among the earliest pioneers of Eastern Pennsylvania, where our subject's grandfather was engaged for many years in conducting a charcoal furnace in conjunction with farming. He was a sedate man who attended strictly to affairs of his own concern; he was adverse to praise or flattery, had no aspirations for public life, and strictly adhered to his
occupation and was a very successful and influential business man.
Lloyd T. Rohrbach received his primary education in the Sunbury public schools after which he entered Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, passing through the freshman class, and subsequently entered the Susquehanna University at
Selinsgrove, Pa., and was graduated therefrom in 1861. In April of the same year he enlisted in the Union Army and was assigned to Company F, nth Reg., Pa. Vol. Inf., and served as clerk of the company. He was in the battle of Falling Waters, Va., and did army service for about three months, when he returned home and entered upon the study of law, reading in the office of the late Horatio Wolverton, and later in the office of Judge William M. Rockefeller of Sunbury, Pa.
In 1865 he was admitted to the bar of Northumberland County and immediately began the practice of his profession in Sunbury and continued the same to the exclusion of all else until 1872, meeting with much success and bringing himself prominently before the people. In 1868 he was appointed U. S. commissioner and filled that office until 1872 when he resigned to accept the office of prothonotary and clerk of the Orphans' Court. He was re-elected to the same office in 1875, serving in all a period of six years. Mr. Rohrbach has
always been a Republican, taking a leading part in the councils of his party, in county, state and national politics. At the time of his first election the
county was conceded to be Democratic by a majority ranging between 1,200 and 1,500, yet Mr. Rohrbach was elected on the Republican ticket by a majority of 600 votes, and was re-elected by a majority of about 300 votes. In 1896 he was a prominent candidate for the nomination for state treasurer and had a strong following, but withdrew his name before the balloting began. In 1878 he engaged
in the manufacture of lime, also dealing in coal and ice, which business he has since continued, excepting the manufacture of lime, which he relinquished a few
years ago. He assisted in organizing the Sunbury Water Works Company, which organization was effected in 1883, and has since been its secretary and treasurer.
On December 20, 1866, he was united in the bonds of wedlock with Jennie C. Haas, daughter of John P. Haas of Sunbury.
For many years he has been elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Sunbury and is a prominent and leading church worker, contributing liberally to
the support of his favorite denomination. He has always been an aggressive business man, and his success is not surprising to those who know his traits of character. He was a gentleman, pleasant and genial in his manners, large-hearted and liberal in his views, and thoroughly temperate in all his habits; in fact, he is a model citizen, one whose presence would be welcome in any community.
Socially he is a member of Sunbury Lodge, No. 22, F. & A. M., also of the Chapter.
George Rohrbach (1808 - 1891)
Jane C. Rohrbach (1846 - 1902)
William R Rohrbach (1876 - 1962)*
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