John Michael Rockhold

23 July 1825–26 May 1906 (Age 80)
Hiram, Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Michael

When John Michael Rockhold was born on 23 July 1825, in Hiram, Portage, Ohio, United States, his father, John W. Rockhold, was 44 and his mother, Rebecca Combs, was 35. He married Rebecca Ann Thorn on 27 May 1849, in Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Union Township, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Big Bend Township, Republic, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 26 May 1906, in Scandia, Republic, Kansas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Scandia, Republic, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Michael Rockhold
Rebecca Ann Thorn
Marriage: 27 May 1849
David Theodore Rockhold
Zuretta Almira Rockhold
Lafayette Michael Rockhold
John Rockhold
Loretta Ellen Rockhold
Emma May Rockhold
Fred Lee Rockhold
Eddie Van Rockhold
Arthur Baker Rockhold
Orpha Elizabeth Rockhold
Jessie Delilah Rockhold

Spouse and Children

27 May 1849
Canton, Fulton, Illinois, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann Rockhold


    Elijah Rockhold


    Zur W. Rockhold


    Nathaniel Rockhold


    Delila Rockhold


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 11

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 35

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Variant of German Rockolt, a variant of Rocholt, or of Rocholl, thought by some to be from variants of a Germanic personal name composed of the elements hrōk ‘prudence’, ‘care’ + wald ‘rule’, and by others to be of Slavic origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

John Michael Rockhold

John Michael Rockhold, M.D., physician and surgeon, was born in Hiram, Portage county, Ohio, on July 23, 1825, to John W. Rockhold and Rebecca (Combs) Rockhold. John was the ninth child in the family …

Sources (3)

  • J W Rockhold, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John M Rockhold, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Rockhold in entry for David T Rockhold, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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