Kathryn Elizabeth Roahrig Bradford, 102, of South Seventh Street, was the oldest resident found by the committee.
This is the year, I thought, of the De-Clutter Project, as I surveyed each room's crammed shelves and drawers. Impose a fifteen minute limit and voluntarily suffer a daily dose of sorting, storing and recycling, and by year's end I will have managed 5,475 minutes of life simplification. Resolutely, I reached for that first stack … Continue reading Surname Saturday: Minor Details
Jean George and Eve Gerling Roahrig emigrated from Alsace, France around 1847. Among the family members making this journey was their son Frederick, born in 1827. He married Elizabeth Lapp, daughter of German immigrants Henry and Magdelena Zimmer Lapp, on 06 April 1849 in Muskingum County, Ohio. John Roahrig, the eldest of their eleven children … Continue reading Roaring into the Roahrig Past: Wordless Wednesday
Besides being a very cool word, ahnentafel is a cool tool. This numbering system permits the family historian to organize genealogical tidbits into a concise framework of chronology and relationships. The resulting document converts a tomb of family history into a pocket-sized widget. As for technology geeks-- we can create an ever-increasing number of ahnentafel … Continue reading surname saturday–MAPPING MY ROAHRIG AHNENTAFEL
In my research of Kathryn Roahrig Bradford's family, I came across 8 different spellings which indicated to me that this foreign name included a vowel alien to the English language. On one side journey I inspected a naturalization document which included the applicant's signature. " AHA!" I thought. There is a German vowel: the umlaut … Continue reading Surname Saturday: R + Umlaut O + H + RIG = Roahrig