Frederick Rohr Colfax County, New Mexico

Frederick Rohr, for more than two decades a resident of Raton, all this time engaged in the butcher business, is one of the well-known citizens if the town. Mr. Rohr is a German. He was born in Lichtenau, County Kehl, Baden, Germany, March 23, 1863, and spent his youthful days attending school in the old country. He came to the United States in 1878, locating first in Auglaize County, Ohio. In 1882 he came to New Mexico, and at Raton entered the employ of Williams & Fitch, butchers, for whom he worked two years. The next year he had a meat market of his own at Blossburg, New Mexico. In 1885 he returned to Raton and formed a partnership with W. F. Degner, in the butcher business, under the firm name of Degner & Rohr, which continued for two years, at the end of which time Mr. Rohr purchased the interest of his partner, and has since conducted the business in his own name, keeping a first class meat market, up-to-date in every respect. At different times he has invested in real estate in Raton and is today the owner of much valuable city property.

For years Mr. Rohr has taken a deep interest in Masonry. He is a member of Gate City Lodge No. 11, A. F. & A. M., in which he has the honor to be a past master. Also he is a Knight Templar. Mr. Rohr married, April 28. 1886, Miss Magdelena Shulemeister, and to them have been given seven children, namely: Charles M., Frederick C, Christine. William, John, Sophia and Lena.

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

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