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Michael A. Roth

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 677

MICHAEL A. ROTH
     whose valuable and well stocked farm of 110 acres is situated one-half mile northeast of Botkins, O., in Dinsmore township, is one of the representative men of this section, in which he has served for seven and one-half years as a justice of the peace. He was born at Botkins, O., May 26. 1872, and is a son of Antony and Elizabeth (Leabling) Roth.
     Antony Roth was born at Palestine, O.,and died October 24, 1911, at the age of seventy-five years. His father was born in Germany and came to the United States at the age of fourteen years, and his mother about the same time. She was born on the River Rhine, Germany, and her maiden name was Salinger. Anthony Roth married Elizabeth Leabling, who was born at Dayton, O., and still survives, being in her seventy-sixth year and a resident of Botkins. Her father was born in Hesse and her mother in Wittenberg, Germany. The following children were born to Antony and Elizabeth Roth: Josephine, George, Jacob, Henry, Frank, Joseph, Elizabeth, Michael A., Anna and Alphonse. Josephine, who lives at Botkins, is the widow of William B. Stelzer; George died at the age of nineteen years; Jacob married Kate Geotz and they live at St. Mary's, O.; Henry died in infancy; Frank married Lena King arid they live at Wapakoneta,O..; Joseph married Bertha Baldus and they live at Genessee, Idaho; Elizabeth married Peter Schaaf and they live at Dayton; Anna married William Hemmert and they live at Botkins; and Alphonse married Matilda Schullen and they live at Ottoville, 0.
     Michael A. Roth obtained his education in the public and parochial schools at Botkins and later took a course at Rensselaer College, Ind. He then went into the sawmill and contracting business, in which he continues to be interested, and, additionally, carries on his farming operations with a large amount of success. He is justly proud of his pure-bred cattle and hogs, believing that there is more profit in fine stock than in the ordinary or inferior breeds. He is one of the active citizens of his neighborhood, always ready to do his part in all public movements and through natural gifts and education is capable of doing so. He was first elected to the office of justice of the peace when but twenty-four years old and has proved a valuable and efficient official.
     Mr. Roth married Miss Clara Baker, a daughter of Andrew and Mary (Hasser) Baker. The father of Mrs. Roth was born in France and her mother at Fremont, O. The grandfather served under Napoleon in the Russian campaign, after which he came to Ohio and died here in his eighty-sixth year. The grandmother died at Fremont, O., in her ninety-ninth year. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Roth: Marie, Rosella. Claretta.William. Eugene, Joseph and Gregory, the last named dying at the age of five years. Mr. Roth and family are members of the Catholic church at Botkins, O.


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