Posted By:P Hovell
Subject:Re: Roll - Batt Connection (Western New York)
Post Date:November 03, 2009 at 09:00:56
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There are a lot of Rolls in Erie County, NY in that time frame. You might want to subscribe to, find a local library with a subscription, or go to an LDS Family History Center.

1920 census Lancaster, Erie County, NY
G. John Roll 42
A. Catherine 46
L. Mary 12
A. Helen 10
I. Olive 6
H. Hermie? 3

WW1 Draft registration
John G. Roll b Jan 23, 1877
Lancaster, farmer, wife: Katherine

1910 Newstead, Erie, NY
John Roll 33 1st marriage (4 years)
Catherine 36 2nd marriage 5 children/5 living
Margaret L. Brooks 15
John F. 12
Thomas E. 8
Mary C. 2 Should be Roll
Helen A. 2/12 Should be Roll

Catherine was married to John Brooks from Ireland.
Catherine's parents are Michael & Elizabeth Foran (1900 census).

There are several John Rolls born about the same time.

I think your John was the son of John and Elezebeth Roll both born about 1846-He in NY, she in Prussia.

That John's parents appear to be George (born 1816, Germany) and Gertrude (born 1825, Germany).

In their household in 1850 was another John, age 81, born in France.

Hope this is helpful.