roth. william, of kresgeville, was born in washington twp., lehigh co., s/o henry and maria (hoats) roth, also native of lehigh co. he came to monroe co., in 1861. in feb. 1878, at pleasant valley he married mary j. serfass. children; edith e., calvin h., della o., mason a., benjamin h. and jennie m.mrs. roth was born in polk twp, aug 2, 1859, d/o aaron and elizabeth (hawk) serfass. the father died in march, 1849, age 76, the mother in 1890, age 86. both are buried at jerusalem ch. cem. in their family were children; elizabeth, w/o joseph smale, of polk, catharine, married 1st to edward brotzman, and 2nd to william frantz of polk, adam a blacksmith of brodheadsville, peter a farmer of eldred, joseph, mary j., w/o subject. her grandfathers, adam serfass and peter hawk, both were lifelong residents of monroe co.