Christian F. Rohrer 1840-1929
A Thumbnail Biography by David C. Procuniar
Copyright 1997-1998-1999-2000-2001
All Rights Reserved Last updated: 31 Aug 2001 

Christian F. Rohrer,  the son of Samuel Rohrer & Rebecca Wise; Christian was born 27 Aug 1807 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; died 19 May 1892 in Montgomery County, Mad River Township Dayton, Ohio.  Christian married Irene D. Newcom (1847-1919) grand neice of George Newcom of the famous Dayton, Ohio Newcom Tavern. Irene was born 25 Jul 1847 in Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio; died 24 Oct 1919 Montgomery County, Dayton, Ohio. 


Webster E. Rohrer 1868-1946 married Ida May Davidson; one son Fay Wagner Rohrer
Ella Rebecca Rohrer 1870-1955 married Stanley G. Bradford; one son Warren Gebhart Bradford 
Adeline G. Rohrer 1873-1911 
Caroline (Carrie) Rohrer 1875-   married John Baylis;
                                             one son Robert Baylis (Robert died when his ship was sunk in 1942 in WW II)
Franklin Garfield Rohrer 1880-1940 married Nettie Belle Procuniar; one son Ralph Rohrer 1914-1953
                                                  Ralph was electrocuted while at work at Master Electric in Dayton, Ohio
                                                   Nettie Procuniar is the great aunt of David C Procuniar webmaster of this website.
Vesta May Rohrer 1884-1945 married Irwin M. Turner 

Vernelle Rohrer 1889-1964 married George W. Peppard (1885-1951); one son George Peppard; George (Jr) became an actor born 1928 died 1994was married five times.  He had two children by his frist marriage to Helen Davies; Bradford Davies Peppard 1955 & Julie Helen Peppard 1959; a son by his second marriage to Elizabeth Ashley; Christian Peppard 1969.

Christian F Rohrer was a farmer and his address was Route #-9 Valley Pike Dayton, Ohio.  Family stories say that the "F" in Christian F. Rohrer stands for Franklin but I have never found that in any written documents.  Christian Served as a Veteran in the Civil War Company "B" 93rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry with the rank of Wagon Master.  Christian was a heavy drinker who one night in Mad River Twp, Dayton Ohio, got drunk as usual and passed out and was put in his buggy by friends who sent Christian's horse & buggy home. Christian's friends did this often; his horse knew the way back home.  However when the horse went over the Valley Pike Rail Road tracks, the buggy got stuck in between the RR tracks and a neighbor who heard a train coming moved Christian's buggy just before a train came.  Family lore by Clarence Edward Rohrer (now deceased) husband of Mary Rohrer (widow of Ralph Rohrer, Ralph was the son of Frank & Nettie (Procuniar) Rohrer.

Christian F Rohrer was the grandfather of George Peppard the actor. Christian died of a Cerebral Hemorrhage.

Civil War  ... 93rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry 
Organized at Dayton, Ohio, and mustered in August 20, 1862. Left State for Lexington, Ky., August 28. March to relief of Nelson August 29-September 1. Retreat from Lexington to Louisville, Ky., September 1-4. Attached to Ward's Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Action at Kimbrough's Mills, Mill Creek and Lebanon (Antioch Church), December 6. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Re-opening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Charleston, Tenn., December 28, 1863 (Detachment). Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Dandridge January 17. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Pace's Ferry July 5. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-23. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 8, 1865.

The 93rd Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 106 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 217.

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