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Eli Sanford Rothrock
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Birth: Aug. 5, 1849
West Salem
Edwards County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1926
Fillmore County
Nebraska, USA

Eli Sanford Rothrock was the third of eight known children of Martin Rothrock (1814-1878) and Elizabeth (went by Lizzie) A. Rothrock (1822-1886), who married 22 Jun 1842 at Edwards County, Illinois. Martin and LIzzie were second cousins, both born in North Carolina, moved to Edwards County, Illinois with their parents, and married there and spent the remainder of their lives in the Edwards and Richland County, Illinois areas.

Eli, a lifelong farmer, married Susannah (went by Susan) Forney (1846-1922) on 04 Aug 1870 at West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois. In 1876 the family moved to a farm at Fillmore County, Nebraska. Eli and Susan were the parents of ten known children, six boys and four girls. Only five of the ten children lived to maturity. The children were namely:

1. Ira Jonas Rothrock (1872-1873)
2. Oliver Sanford Rothrock (1873-1874)
3. Amanda Ella Rothrock Saylor (1874-1912)
4. Samuel Franklin Rothrock (1877-1906)
5. Ida Elizabeth Rothrock (1879-1890)
6. Elbert Quintin Rothrock (1881-1955)
7. Edgar Eli Rothrock (1883-1945)
8. Susie Mabel Rothrock Burkholder (1884-1967)
9. Effie Catherine Rothrock (1887-1891)
10. Galen Forney Rothrock (1890-1891)

We are fortunate to have links to Eli's parents, wife and all ten of his known children as included below.

I am very grateful to Marilyn Sanner Keim for transferring this memorial (and many of his children) to me so that I could link them all up and add this bio; and also for supplying many photographs of the grave markers.
Family links: 
  Martin Rothrock (1814 - 1878)
  Elizabeth A Rothrock Rothrock (1822 - 1886)
  Susannah Forney Rothrock (1846 - 1922)
  Ira Jonas Rothrock (1872 - 1873)*
  Oliver Sanford Rothrock (1873 - 1874)*
  Amanda Ella Rothrock Saylor (1874 - 1912)*
  Samuel Franklin Rothrock (1877 - 1906)*
  Ida Elizabeth Rothrock (1879 - 1890)*
  Elbert Quintin Rothrock (1881 - 1955)*
  Edgar Eli Rothrock (1883 - 1945)*
  Susie Mabel Rothrock Burkholder (1884 - 1967)*
  Effie Catherine Rothrock (1887 - 1891)*
  Galen Forney Rothrock (1890 - 1891)*
  William Henry Rothrock (1844 - 1865)*
  Mary Ann Rothrock Ahlfeld (1846 - 1932)*
  Eli Sanford Rothrock (1849 - 1926)
  Jonas Rothrock (1851 - 1937)*
  Sarah Ellen Rothrock Obenchain (1854 - 1923)*
  Martha L. Rothrock Vanarsdall (1856 - 1944)*
  George Franklin Rothrock (1865 - 1918)*
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Church of the Brethren Cemetery
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: Dan Stevenson
Originally Created by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50552827
Eli Sanford Rothrock
Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Eli Sanford Rothrock
Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Eli Sanford Rothrock
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Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
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