CASPER ROHN, a general farmer in sections 32 and 33, range 12, township 18, Beardstown precinct, has a well improved tract which has been his farm for twenty-one years. He was born on a part of the farm which he now owns, September 23, 1842. His parents were Henry and Elizabeth (Longore) Rohn. They both came to America and were married after landing in St. Louis, and later came to Beardstown (for further history, see history of J. Henry Rohn, this book). They were very early settlers, having come to the county three years after the Indians had left the State.
Mr. Casper Rohn has been a hard working man, has been moderately successful, and has made his way in the world by his own efforts.
He was married first to Mary Jockissh, of Cass county, Illinois, and resided in this county until her death in 1876, at the age of twenty five years. She was a good, kind wife and mother, and left her husband four children: Lizzie Eveland, living in Fulton county, Illinois; Clara, at present in Jacksonville, Illinois; Philip is at home on the farm, and George, who lives at Boody, Illinois. Mr. Rohn was married a second time in this county, to Delia Dunn, born in Morgan county, daughter of an old settler. Her father now lives in Missouri, but her mother died there some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Rohn are the parents of six children: Lulu, Walter, Frank, Charles, Samuel and Ruth. They are associated with the people of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Rohn is an ardent Republican. Mr. Rohn is an honest, peaceable, home loving German citizen, and he and his worthy wife are greatly esteemed by their hosts of friends.
Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, Biographical Review Publishing Co., Chicago, 1892, pages 228-229.
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