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Bradford Roahrig Surnames Transcriptions

On This Date: 28 February 1883

On this date, 28 February 1883, my great-grandmother Kathryn Elizabeth Roahrig was born in Linton Township, Ohio.

Her son, Carlos, was interviewed by the Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, OH) the summer of 1985 and gave these details about her life.

Kathryn Elizabeth Roahrig Bradford, 102, of South Seventh Street, was the oldest resident found by the committee.

Coshocton Tribune, 26 July 1985

History contest winners named

Coshocton County’s oldest native resident and longest held parcel of land have been named by the Coshocton County History Book Committee.

Kathryn Elizabeth Roahrig Bradford, 102, of South Seventh Street, was the oldest resident found by the committee… Mrs. Bradford was born Feb. 28, 1883, in Linton Township, the daughter of John and Matilda (Klein) Roahrig. On Oct. 16, 1904, she married the late Charles Ross Bradford.

She had three children: Thelma, wife of H. Paul Joseph, is deceased; Kerma, widow of Donald Minor and of Albert Hoge; and Carlos. She has seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She resides with Carlos and his wife Betty on South Seventh Street in Coshocton.

She has always lived in town and is a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She worked for a short period of time, when her children were small, at the Old Glove Factory.

Bradford is not in good health and was unable to be interviewed; however, her son’s reply, when asked to what he attributes his mother’s longevity was, “It runs in the family.”


History contest winners named, Coshocton Tribune (Coshocton, OH), 26 July 1985; newspaper clipping a part of D Kay Strickland Family Collection, 2021.

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Roahrig Surnames The Geek Within: Tips, Tricks and Techniques

surname saturday–MAPPING MY ROAHRIG AHNENTAFEL

My Roahrig Ahnentafel

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 representations.

This surname snapshot to the left was created on bubbl.us , and the one below was created using My Maps on google maps.   In both cases I have been able to take what is to me a dry, boring task and make it a crazy FUN playtime.  Added bonus:  at play’s end, I have graphic representations to show how the Roahrig surname traveled from the border regions of Germany and France to the border communities of Coshocton and Muskingum Counties, Ohio, USA. (Hint: click on the “view larger map” hyperlink below this map snippet.)

MAPPIN’ MY ROAHRIG AHMENTAFEL

Source: Family Register Report for Frederick Roahrig, Sr. by Doug Kreis.