Re: Roll - Batt Connection (Western New York)
There are a lot of Rolls in Erie County, NY in that time frame.You might want to subscribe to Ancestry.com, find a local library with a subscription, or go to an LDS Family History Center.
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1920 census Lancaster, Erie County, NY
G. John Roll42
A. Catherine 46
WW1 Draft registration
John G. Rollb Jan 23, 1877
Lancaster, farmer, wife: Katherine
1910 Newstead, Erie, NY
John Roll331st marriage (4 years)
Catherine362nd marriage 5 children/5 living
Margaret L. Brooks15
Thomas E. 8
Mary C.2Should be Roll
Helen A. 2/12Should be Roll
Catherine was married to John Brooks from Ireland.
Catherine's parents are Michael & Elizabeth Foran (1900 census).
There are several John Rolls born about the same time.
I think your John was the son of John and Elezebeth Roll both born about 1846-He in NY, she in Prussia.
That John's parents appear to be George (born 1816, Germany) and Gertrude (born 1825, Germany).
In their household in 1850 was another John, age 81, born in France.
Hope this is helpful.