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Joel W. Roth

Joel W. Roth, carpenter and builder, came to Kansas August 1, 1878, and located in Atchison, where he has since lived. He is a member of Lodge No. 390 I. O. O. F., of Coppersburg, Pa., and a member of the Lutheran Church.

He was a private in Company E, One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 176th Regiment, and enlisted October 18, 1862, and was mustered out of the service August 16, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pa.

Mr. Roth was born in Colebrookdale Township, Berks Co., Pa., November 16, 1827. His parents resided but one year in this place. After his birth they removed to Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh Co., Pa., where the subject of this sketch resided continuously for thirty-five years, when he removed to Lower Saucon Township, Northampton Co., Pa., where he lived until he came to Kansas.

During all these years he was engaged sometimes at farming and sometimes working at his trade. Mr. Roth was married in Upper Saucon, Lehigh Co., Pa., August 26, 1849, to Miss Catherine Schaefer, a native of Lower Milford, Lehigh Co., Pa. They have had ten children, of whom nine are living -William Henry, born March 3, 1850; Wilson Franklin, February 6, 1852; Oscar John, August 24, 1854; Charles Edwin, September 28, 1856; George Washington, July 24, 1858; Emma Matilda, August 16, 1860; Mary Catherine, August 14, 1862, died October 20, 1864; Robert Winfield, August 1, 1865; Thomas Jacob, March 3, 1867; Preston James, May 31, 1869.

Source: History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas, Chicago, IL; 1883

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