John W Rohrer

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JOHN W. ROHRER, attorney at law, was born at Kittanning March 7, 1887, son of Frederick and Mary (Haft) Rohrer.

Frederick Rohrer, his great-grandfather, was one of the early settlers of Kittanning, and a pioneer newspaper man. He edited and published the Columbian for many years.

John W. Rohrer, son of Frederick, above, was an attorney, belonging to the Armstrong county bar, but like his father devoted himself to newspaper work, being engaged with him in editing and publishing the Columbian.

Frederick Rohrer, son of John W., was also a newspaper man, and for many years published the Democrat and Sentinel. Three generations of the Rohrer family were connected with the journalistic history of Armstrong county. Frederick Rohrer died in 1897. His two children are Winifred, wife of Herbert G. Gates, of Kittanning, and John W.

John W. Rohrer attended both public and high school in Kittanning, and Washington and Jefferson College, from which he was graduated in 1908. He then took a special course in the law department of the University of Pittsburgh, and was admitted to the Armstrong county bar in December, 1910. In 1913 he became associated with C. L. Wallace, Esq., in the practice of law at Kittanning, and that year was elected burgess of Kittanning on the Republican ticket. He is a member of the Episcopal Church.

Source: Page 585, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J.H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed January 1999 by Connie Mateer for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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