Charles Rohr Colfax County, New Mexico

Charles Rohr, proprietor of a meat market at Raton, Colfax County, has in his make-up the characteristics which have insured success to so many of his countrymen in America. Mr. Rohr was born in Baden, Germany, October 30, 1869, and was educated in the public schools of his native land. In April, 1887, he came to New York, and four months later continued his way westward to Raton, New Mexico, where his older brother had already located and was engaged in business under the firm name of Degner & Rohr, butchers. Charles entered their employ and learned the trade, and remained here thus occupied until 1890. That year he went to Blossburg, New Mexico, and started a shop of his own, which he ran for three years. Then he returned to Raton and soon afterward went back to Germany, spending six months on a visit to his old home and other European points. Coming back to America and to New Mexico, he worked as butcher for the Raton Coal & Coke Co., at Blossburg. Later he spent three years in Kansas. February 17, 1900, he again landed in Raton, this time to locate here permanently, and he at once established himself in the butcher business, in which he has been successful from the start and which he has continued up to the present time.

In 1896 Mr. Rohr married Miss Carla A. Shulemeister of Blossburg. Their union has been blessed in the birth of three children: George, Elsie and Elfreida. Mr. Rohr is a Knight of Pythias and an Elk, having membership in Harmony Lodge No. 6, K. of P. and Raton Lodge No. 865, B. P. O. E.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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