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Free Genealogy Biography of Leander A. Roth
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Leander A. Roth, M. D.

Leander A. Roth, M. D. was born in Adams County. Penn., in 1849, and is the youngest of the nine children born to Jonas and Barbara (Kauffman) Roth. The father of our subject was born in Jackson Township in 1800, was a farmer, and about 1822 removed to Adams County, where he died in 1871; his widow, Barbara Roth, died in 1884. Subject's paternal grandfather, Abraham Roth, whose grandparents emigrated from Switzerland about 1720, and located in York County, was an old settler of the county, and was a farmer and Mennonite minister and bishop. Leander A. Roth was reared a farmer and received his education at the common schools and at the normal school at Millersville three years, and afterward taught school.

In 1865 he served six months with the One Hundred and Third Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 103rd Regiment, Company C, through North and South Carolina, and elsewhere, and at the age of eighteen commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Thrall, of Burlington, N. J., remaining with him seven years--three in partnership.

He graduated from a New York medical college and filled the chair of anatomy for three years in the New York Hygeio-Therapeutic Medical College (founded in 1852 and chartered by the New York legislature in 1857), and for two years practiced in Adams County. In 1878 he located, in partnership with Dr. John Wiest, in Jackson Township, where he has since enjoyed a good practice. In 1878 he married Miss Rosa, daughter of ex-Sheriff Jacob Plank, of Adams County, and has had born to him two children: Leroy and Ralph.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.

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