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From: "R GRAYBILL" <>
Subject: Re: [PA-Pike] ROHRBACHER and ROBACKER
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 22:06:26 -0500
Hello, I am writing from Palmyra Township which is adjacent to Greene
Township. Dan D. Killam married a Margaret Rohrbacker around 1830. If this
is a relation, I can give you a great deal of info on the family. The
Killams were a prominent and prolific family in Palmyra. I don't find any
Rohrbackers living in Palmyra 1850-1900. Audrey Graybill
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Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:25 AM
Subject: [PA-Pike] ROHRBACHER and ROBACKER
> Season's Greetings to all!
> I have decided to work on this line of my tree and will take this
> to introduce myself to the members of the list. (For those of you on the
> Wayne Co. list, please forgive a little duplication in this post.)
> Around 1830 my ggg-grandfather, Wilhelm (William) ROHRBACHER, left
> Weingarten, Karlsruhe, Germany with his wife and daughter and came to the
> *likely* with his brother Jacob and sister Catherine and her husband,
> Wolf. William was counted in the 1830 census in Sterling township. By the
> 1840 he had moved over into Greene Township in Pike County and he stayed
> there until the mid 1860's when he and his youngest 2 children (including
> gg-grandfather) moved to Illinois.
> Three of William's sons (Samuel b 1831, Daniel b 1833, and Lewis b 1840)
> stayed in Greene Township while several other children are counted in
> Sterling/Dreher Township in Wayne Co.
> My sources thus far have been primarily census records with help from
> War Pension files, a few copy pages from the Commemorative Biographical
> Record, Church registers from Weingarten, and some family notes.
> I would love to correspond with anyone who might have connections to the
> ROHRBACHER or ROBACKERs from this area. Suggestions for other sources of
> vital and civil information would be most gratefully accepted. I do have
> LDS library close by.
> Happy Holidays!
> Carol Robocker
> Helena Montana
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