Joined: 27 Nov 2007
Location: Monterey County, California
|Posted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:08 pm Post subject: Wash Rohrback
|WASH ROHRBACK, one of the substantial farmers and highly respected citizens of Priest Yalley, Monterey county, California, has been located here since the fall of 1871. He has under improvement about 300 acres of land, and has 400 acres used as a stock range.
Mr. Rohrback was born in Washington county, Maryland, April 28, 1842, son of Daniel Rohrback. The family subsequently removed from Maryland to Ogle county, Illinois, where they were residing when the civil war broke out. In 1863 the subject of our sketch volunteered his service for the Union cause, and served as a member of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry until the war closed. After the close of the war Mr. Rohrback came to California. He first located in Contra Costa county, and from there came to his present farm. In 1875 he was married, at Watsonville, to Miss Clara, daughter of Eli Hughes. They have five children, Clara, May, Daniel, George and Ethel Mr. Rohrback is one of the School Trustees of his district.
Source: A Memorial and biographical history of the coast counties of central California : illustrated : containing a history of this important section of the Pacific coast from the earliest period of its discovery to the present time, together with glimpses of its auspicious future, illustrations and full-page portraits of some of its eminent men, and biographical mention of many of its pioneers, and prominent citizens of to-day. Chicago; Lewis Publishing Co. 1893.
CAGenWeb Monterey County Coordinator