Category Archives: Gentry

My Immigrant Ancestor

Frank William Rohleder With this week’s prompt of “Close Up,” I decided to take a closer look at my paternal second great-grandfather. New records are always becoming available; I might find something new!

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Led Astray by His Brother?

Mortimer Emerson Rohleder My great-granduncle’s first bit of misfortune (this week’s prompt) came at birth when he was given the name Mortimer. Poor guy. At least he went by his middle name, but you know at the beginning of each … Continue reading

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The Suffragist

Grace Irene Rohleder My great-grandaunt Grace lived 30 years on each side of the turn of the twentieth century. During her life, three presidents died in office, the United States fought in two wars and experienced two economic depressions. She … Continue reading

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