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Henry Roth b. 1869 d. 1932: The Schrock-Birkey Connection

Henry Roth[1]

Male 1869 - 1932  (63 years)

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  • Name Henry Roth  [2
    Born 1869 
    Gender Male 
    Religion Amish Mennonite 
    Died 1932 
    Person ID I9157  Schrock-Birkey Connection
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2019 

    Family Mary Guth,   b. 9 Dec 1871,   d. 13 Sep 1941  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1893  Tazewell Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F6466  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
      Name: Heinrich Roth
      Arrival Date: 29 Mar 1886
      Estimated birth year: abt 1869
      Age: 17
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
      Destination: Iowa
      Place of Origin: Allemagne (Germany)
      Ship Name: Normandie
      Port of Arrival: New York
      Line: 44
      List Number: 321
      Port Arrival State: New York
      Port Arrival Country: United States

      Immigration list show Henry traveling to America with his brother Daniel Roth and Daniel's wife Anna (Widmer) Roth.

      1900 census shows Henry immigrating to America in 1886.

      The Milford Review - Sep. 1, 1932 Pg. 1

      Henry Roth passed away Saturday afternoon at his home near Goehner. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the West Fairview church with Wm. R. Eicher, J. E. Zimmerman and Geo. S. Miller in charge. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

      Henry Roth was born in Welmendingen, Germany on March 17, 1869 and died at this home near Goehner August 27, 1932, reaching the age of 63 years, 5 months and 10 days. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized into the Amish Mennonite church in Germany, in which faith he remained faithful until death. At the time of his death --- 
      member of the West Fairview congregation of near Beaver Crossing.
      At the age of 17 years he left Germany and came to America to make his future home. On December 14, 1893 he was united in marriage to Mary Guth of near Washington, Tazwel county, Illinois. To this union were born 10 children, 4 sons Alvin H. of Noble, Ia. Ben J., Ezra and Clarence of near Goehner, 6 daughters, Mrs. Perry Troyer, Mrs. Noah Graber, and Mrs. Wm Beckler of near Goehner and community, Ida, Mary, and Clara at home.
      He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his loving companion, his 10 children, 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers, Mike and Ben of near Milford 1 sister Mrs. Joe Gosho (sic) of near Woodriver, and many other relatives and friends.
      He was preceded in death, by his father and mother, 9 brothers 3 sisters and 1 grandchild.
      He was much concerned about the welfare of his church and was not ashamed to stand for the principles of his faith. He was a kind and loving husband and father, many times sacrificing his own pleasure for the sake and welfare of others.
      Death came by heart failure he passing away about 4:15 Saturday p.m. on August 27, quietly and peacefully falling asleep. During his recent illness, he often expressed his desire to go to his heavenly home. God saw fit to take him from us, up in heaven there so high, Angels took him Oh so sudden with no time to say goodbye. Rest on dear father your labors are over, your willing hands will do no more, A faithful friend so true and kind, A faithful friend so true and Kind. No more on earth like you we'll find.

  • Sources 
    1. [S583] Descendants of Peter and Suzanne Guth.

    2. [S1060] Find-A-Grave,

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