From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; pages 228-229, a reprinted by Stevens
Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County
Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Casper Rohn, a general farmer in sections 32 and 33, range 12,
township 18, Beardstown precinct, has a well improved tract which has
been his farm for twenty-one years. He was born on a part of the farm
which he now owns, September 23, 1842. His parents were Henry and
Elizabeth (Longore) Rohn. They both came to America and were married
after landing in St. Louis, and later came to Beardstown (for further
history, see history of J. Henry Rohn, this book). They were very early
settlers, having come to the county three years after the Indians left
Mr. Casper Rohn has been a hard working man, has been moderately
successful, and has made his way in the world by his own efforts.
He was married first to Mary Jockish, of Cass county, Illinois,
and resided in this county until her death in 1876, at the age of
twenty-five years. She was a good, kind wife and mother, left her
husband four children: Lizzie Eveland, living in Fulton County,
Illinois; Clara, at present in Jacksonville, Illinois; Philip is at
home on the farm, and George, who lives at Boody, Illinois. Mr. Rohn
was married a second time in this county, to Delia Dunn, born in Morgan
county, daughter of an old settler. Her father now lives in Missouri,
but her mother died there some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Rohn are the
parents of six children: Lulu, Walter, Frank, Charles, Samuel and Ruth.
They are associated with the people of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and Mr. Rohn is an ardent Republican. Mr. Rohn is an honest, peaceable,
home loving German citizen, and he and his worthy wife are greatly
esteemed by their hosts of friends.
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