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Rohrs Family

Johan Herman Heinrich

Friedrick Peter Rohrs

Fred Rohrs

Born - Sunday, November 5,1865

Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio

In 1880 Lived with His Brother

Henry R. Rohrs and Helped on Family Farm

Died - Sunday, February 22, 1931

Peru, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Buried - Tuesday, February 24, 1931

Sheridan Cemetery  Section 5 - Row 3

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska


Fred Rohrs in Raccoon Skin Coat


Fred Rohrs in His Raccoon Skin Coat



Former Sheriff Called By Death



Died At His Home in Peru After a Lingering Illness and Death Has
Thus Removed The Man Who Had Been Prominent in Public Affairs


 For Many years Fred Rohrs, a former sheriff of Nemaha

 county, and one of its best known citizens, passed away

at his home in Peru last Sunday at the age of

65 years, 3 months and 17 days. Mr. Rohrs had been
in failing health for a long time, and while his death was not

unexpected, the news of his passing brought deep regret

to many and prompted the expression of sincere

 sympathy for the members of his family.

After having served two terms as deputy sheriff with the late

Abe Lawrence, Mr. Rohrs was elected sheriff in November, 1905,

 and served two terms. He made a most efficient officer, and

discharged his duties with distinct credit and in a fearless

and impartial manner. He had also severed as chief of police in Auburn. 

 Mr. Rohrs was always an ardent republican  and astute politician and was,

for many yeas a power in the councils of the party. 

He was a man of strong personality and one who made
friends and retained them because he was

dependable and trustworthy.

Frederick Henry Rohrs was born November 6, 1865

at Napoleon, Ohio. He came to Nemaha County when he

was a young man and in 1883 was united in marriage to

Miss Ninnie (Kirlin), and this union was blessed with

 five children, one dying in infancy.


In 1896, the wife and mother was summoned by death, and on
February 2, 1902, he was married to Miss Perle Minor of Auburn

and they became the parents of seven children.

Mr. Rohrs was confirmed in the Lutheran church in childhood and
remained in that faith until later in life when he transferred his
membership to the Avenue Methodist Episcopal church in Auburn.


 He was an excellent singer and in that capacity his services were
given freely to the church. As a member of the choir he helped
make services more worshipful and helpful for all. He loved
music and delighted in giving of his talent to the help of others.

Those surviving are his wife, Mrs. Perle Rohrs, two sisters
Mrs. William Carstens, Rhodes. Michigan; 

Mrs. Joe Thomas, Kimball, South Dakota; one brother,

 John Rohrs White Lake, South Dakota, and his children:
Mrs. Perle Miner, Cheyenne, Wyoming  Mrs. Paul Eltiste, Overton,
Nebraska; Chester Rohrs, Omaha; Verne Rohrs Johnson;

Mrs. Ellen Hill, Schubert; Miss Mary Rohrs, Boston Mass.;

Miss Pauline Rohrs, Redland, California;

Miss Kathryn Rohrs, Bennett, Nebraska;

and Miss Louise, Fred Jr., and Miss Esther Lee, who live at home.

The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:OO o'clock
at the Avenue Methodist Episcopal church in Auburn conducted by
Rev. William R. Velte, pastor of the church. assisted by Rev.
Henderson of Peru. Many friends gathered to pay their last
respect to the departed and many beautiful floral offerings were
expressed of love, sorrow and sympathy. Following the services
burial was made in Sheridan cemetery.

Nemaha County Herald

Auburn, Nebraska


February  27, 1931




Buried - Sheridan Cemetery - Auburn, Nebraska



1st Wife - Ninnie (Kirlin) Rohrs

First Name May Be -Minnie, Ninette, Nanette, or Nina

Last Name Maybe Spelled Kerlin

Born -1868

Married - June 5, 1884

Sentinel House

 Tecumseh, Johnson County, Nebraska

Died -1895

Buried - Sheridan Cemetery



Daughter - Ida Pearl (Rohrs) Miner

Born - February 26, 1885

Oketo, Marshall County, Kansas

Married - November 16, 1901

Died -October 21, 1954

Daughter - Edna Barbara (Rohrs) Eltiste

Born - June 11, 1888 - Humboldt, Nebraska

Married -August 15, 1912

Died - December 24, 1931


Son - Chester James Rohrs

Born - September 17, 1892 - Auburn, Nebraska

Married - April 17, 1911

Died - January 20, 1977


Never Forget The Vetrans Who Have Served Our CountrySon- Vernon Kirlin Rohrs

Born -October 10, 1893 - Byron, Nebraska

Married - February 11, 1917

Died - December 11,1951



Friedrick Henry Rohrs County Sheriff


2nd Wife - Pearl  Mary (Miner) Rohrs

Born - July 1, 1883 ~Wisconsin

Married - February 2, 1902

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Died - June 26, 1976

Claremont, Los Angels County, California

Cremated - Pomona, Los Angels County, California

Father - Henry L. Miner

Mother - Ellen (Grant) Miner



Father - John Henry Rohrs

Mother - Mary (Schroeder) Rohrs




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