Elias Rohrer, son of Christian Rohrer, died on 31 March 1880 at the age of 75 in Lancaster. He is buried at
His obituary reads:
Elias Rohrer, for many years, a tipstave in our county court, died this morning about 11 o’clock at his residence,
No. 131 East King Street, after an
illness of several weeks, the immediate cause of his death being dropsy and heart
disease. Deceased was a son of Christian Rohrer, and was born in West Lampeter township. His early life was spent mostly
in that township and the neighboring borough of Strasburg, where he was
apprenticed to a Mr. Connelly and learned the hatting business. He followed his
trade for some years in Strasburg and also carried on the manufacture and sale
of hats in this city, doing business on North Queen Street, near , in partnership with Jacob Hess.
Returning to Strasburg he carried on business there for some time, and about
1849 was appointed postmaster, which position he held during Filmore’s
administration. Removing again to Orange
about a quarter of a century ago, he was appointed by Judge Long a tipstave of
the courts, and held the position to the time of his death. Lancaster
Mr. Rohrer was an upright, intelligent and pleasant gentleman, an ingenious mechanic, capable of doing almost any kind of work, and was remarkable for his painstaking in all that he undertook. He married in early life, but his wife died some years ago and left no children. Mr. Rohrer was a consistent and esteemed member of the Duke Street Methodist Episcopal church. His funeral will take place on Saturday next at 2 o’clock p.m.
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