CHARLES PHILIP ROTH, a much esteemed farmer and enterprising citizen of Hancock County, O., resides on a fine farm of ninety-three acres located in Section 21, Marion Township, and was born December 11, 1876, in Marion Township, this county, a son of GEORGE and EVA (ROUCH) ROTH.
GEORGE ROTH was born in Darmstadt, Germany, and in 1844, with his brother, ADAM, came to America. They immediately went to California in search of gold, ADAM working in the gold fields, and GEORGE operating a clothing store and tailoring establishment. They subsequently returned to Germany, and some time later came to America again in company with a number of other young people, among them being EVA ROUCH, whom the father of our subject shortly afterward married. They came to Hancock County, O., and located at Findlay, where they owned two pieces of property, upon which site the Republican building is now located. This was later disposed of and a farm of sixty acres in Marion Township purchased, and in the course of a few years Mr. ROTH returned to Findlay, where he resided two years. He then purchased the Lewis Thomas farm in Marion Township, and there engaged in agricultural pursuits until the time of his death, which occurred January 13, 1897, at the age of sixty-seven years. He is survived by his widow, who is now seventy-two years of age, and makes her home with our subject. Five children were born to GEORGE and EVA ROTH, namely: ELIZABETH, who is the wife of HARVEY JOHNSON; MARY, who married WILLIAM BUSCH; MAGGIE, who is the wife of HENRY SPRINGSTON, WILLIAM, who died aged nine years; and CHARLES PHILIP, the subject of this record.
CHARLES PHILIP ROTH grew to manhood on his father's farm in Marion Township and as soon as old enough began assisting with the work at home. He purchased his present farm of ninety-three acres from the Tussing heirs, and carries on farming in a general way. On October 4, 1900, he was joined in marriage with MARY SMITH, who is a daughter of MICHAEL AND BARBARA SMITH, both living in Eagle Township. Mr. and Mrs. ROTH have three children: HARRIET, EDNA, and GEORGE. The religious connection of the family is with the English Lutheran Church of Findlay. Mr. ROTH is a Democrat.
Twentieth Century History of Findlay and Hancock County, Ohio. J.A. Kimmel, M.D. Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., 1910.