Heinrich Wilhelm Roll was born on 11 Apr 1816 in Germany, died on 29 Dec 1879 in Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas, at age 63, and was buried in Roll Cemetery, Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas.(1)
Heinrich married Sadie Friederika Ploetz.They had six children:
Heinrich (Henry) G., Gustave (Gus), Charles(Carl) Augustus, Rudolph (Ralph), William H., and Anna (Annie) May.
2-Heinrich (Henry) G. Roll was born in 1846 in Prussia, died in 1924, at age 78, and was buried in Roll Cemetery, Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas.
2-Gustave (Gus) Roll was born on 5 Apr 1849 in Germany, died on 13 Oct 1936, at age 87, and was buried in Roll Cemetery, Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas.
Research Notes: 1895 Kansas census, Sedgwick county, Ohio township, Clearwater post office, page 13, Line 14, dwelling house 79, family number 80
Gus. Roll, age 46, born Germany, from IL, farmer
Anna Roll, age 35 born Wisconsin
Dora Roll, age 9, born Kansas
Walter Roll, age 5, born KS
Lewis Roll, age 1, born KS
Wm Goldsmith, age 22 born KS, farmer
Wm Ties, age 62, born Germany, Gardner [sic]
[Inez Hamilton Savage indicates that William Ties was a half brother to Heinrich Roll, and traveled from Germany with Heinrich to America] William Ties is buried in the Roll Cemetery, died 3 Jul 1899, row 4, grave 1.
2-Charles (Carl) Augustus Roll was born on 17 Aug 1851 in Brandenburg, Germany, died in 1932 in Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas, at age 81, and was buried in Roll Cemetery, Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas.(1)
General Notes: Emigrated to US in 1856/7 and settled in Wisconsin. Came to KS in 1871 (Source: This is How it Was, Lottie E. Hamilton)
Charles married Catherine Emeline McGaha, daughter of Joseph Madison McGaha and Sarah Ann Thornton, on 1 Sep 1879.They had seven children: William L., Alice, Clara M., Andrew A., Albert, Charlotte (Lottie) Elizabeth, and Hattie.
2-Rudolph (Ralph) Roll was born on 4 Apr 1859 in Wisconsin and died in 1934, at age 75.
2-William H. Roll was born about 1862 in Wisconsin and died after 1900, after age 38.
General Notes: The Belle Plaine News, 11 October 1900, p. 4
Mayor W. H. Roll, all around business man of Peck, took in the street fair-not in Peck, but Wichita Thursday.
Research Notes: 1895 Kansas census, Sedgwick county, Ohio township, Clearwater post office, page 14
Line 28, dwelling house 89, family number 91
W.H. Roll, age 33, born Wisc., from Wisc., occupation Merchant
Kate Roll, age 29, born Illinois
Fred Roll, age 10, born Kansas
Elmer Roll, age 8, born KS
Arthur Roll, age 5, born KS
2-Anna (Annie) May Roll was born in 1867 in Wisconsin, died in 1948, at age 81, and was buried in Roll Cemetery, Peck, Sedgwick, Kansas.(1)
1. Bill Pennington, Roll Cemetery Transcription,.(1999)