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Roll - Zanesville , Ohio
Posted by: Denise Roll (ID *****9389) Date: February 07, 2009 at 11:34:35
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Ignatious Roll - born 1782 Alsas, France. Left for Breman, Germany 1832. Arrived in Baltimore, Md. Then moved on to Zanesville, Ohio in May. Bought a farm. Married twice. First wife died. Children: Joseph Roll, Elizabeth Roll, Magdaline Roll, George Roll (who is my Great great great grandfather), born 1819 and died 1894. Frank Roll born 1825. Died 1899, Mary Roll, Margred Roll born 1822 and died 1870. Twins died at birth, Catherine Roll who died in 1909 (of cancer). It says Mary Roll died poor in Kansas. Husband George Durant, Document written by my Great grandfather died 1864. It says he had two brothers Casper and Nicklas who came to America, but Casper moved to Canada and Nicklas moved back to France and they lost touch.
George Roll (who is my great great grandfather) was born 3/1819 and died 1894. He married Elizabeth Mhor (she was from Cinci). Elizabeth died at her daughters house near Philo, Ohio. George Roll was a baker, but got out of that and bought a 83 acre farm, per this document for $2,000. He sold this farm to his son Henry Roll in 1892 and moved to Zanesville (he died of obstruction of the bowels caused by eating apples... don't you love that one),
The house on this farm burned down. It was the property of Henry Roll but Herbert Roll, Sir had to build a 6 room house at cost of $3,500. It says Anna had over 1000 cans of her vegetables destroyed. It says all his things went up in smoke. In 1827 anyone that had died and been buried somewhere else was were removed and brought to MountOlive cemetery to be buried. Elizabeth Roll paid all expenses - she lived in Cinci, Ohio.

John Roll, Sr (my Great grandfather) and person that wrote what I am reading, born 1850 ini Laurenville, Ind. (missing parts I'd like to learn as you read over this), He was a shoemaker. He worked in both Zanesville and Cinci for his trade. He formed Roll Brothers Boot, Shoe and Leather . But in 1893 there were financial troubles and 52 businesses went out including the Roll business.

John Roll married Elizabeth Durant. Elizabeth died "wasting of the muscles".. lets assume cancer. John Roll was able to sometimes see the dead in a wonderful way. Elizabeth came to him and told him to move up North. He married again and had Walter Henry Roll in 1879. He left home for Minnapolis, Minn and worked for a telephone company. He married May Kurgan. Another child, Herbert Joseph Roll, Dr. Born 1883(This was my Grand Father) and married Anna Ellerman in 1905. They had 10 children. Cathrine Elizabeth who became a nurse in Columbus (she had one daugther- Plucky). Henry Roll born 1906 who became an Alixian Brother and served the Lord, Ferdinand Casper Roll born 1907 and died 1908 due to bowl trouble. Francis Magdalen Roll born 1910 and died 1928 of a car accident (Francis spoke to him after she died), Beatrice Clarie Roll born 1912 (she had 3 chidren and they live in the Seattle, Washington area. Their last name is Grafton). Aunt Bea became a nurse. Mildred Mary Roll. Never married and never worked outside of the Roll Fruit Farm died of a heart attack in her 60's. John Joseph Roll, Jr (My father) worked for Armco Steel and bought his own 123 acre farm after serving in WWII. Outside of Chandlersville, Ohio. He and my Mom, Martha J. Hayes had 6 children. Daddy died at 57 of heart disease. Dad was extremely handsome and very loving. Anna Margred Roll became a private duty nurse. Never married. Herbert J. Roll, Jr born 1918. Never married and worked the Fruit farm that Grandpa and and Grandma had worked for many years. Josephine My Roll born 1920. She was in health care and had at least 2 or maybe 3 kids.

In the future you may want to know John Roll's children are in California, Pennsylvania, and four in Ohio.

If you can fill in any blank spots it is appreciated. If you are somehow related to the folks I mentioned and want a copy of this document please contact me.

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