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Sophia Dürr Roth

  • Birth 27 May 1821 Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Death 5 Jun 1903 Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot lot 149
  • Memorial ID 8112279

Daughter of Fidel Mathaus Dürr and Maria Elizabeth Dietmeier. Sophia married Bernhard Roth on 17 Aug 1843 in Sasbach, Baden, Germany, and they arrived in New York on 20 June 1855 with the following children: Maria Victoria, Mary Magdalena (Meyer), Elisabeth (Caine), Mary Anna (Katzman), and Helena (Zink). Two sons, John, and Stephen, were born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

The death of Mrs. Sophia Roth occurred Saturday night at 10:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Cain, 2928 Cason street. Her death is attributed to the infirmities of age. Deceased was the widow of Barney Roth and was born in Baden, Germany, eight-two years ago. She was one of the best known German woman in the city, having resided here nearly fifty years. She was a woman of true Christian character and many good deeds she had done during her life caused her to be admired by all who knew her. The following children survive: Mrs. John Cain, Mrs. Chas. Zink, Mrs. Mary Meyer, Mrs. Balser Katzman, and Steven Roth. She leaves 37 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted from St. Boniface church at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning and the interment will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.


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  • Created by: Marcia Bruns Ferguson
  • Added: 21 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8112279
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sophia Dürr Roth (27 May 1821–5 Jun 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8112279, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Marcia Bruns Ferguson (contributor 46593561) .