Mary Nissley Rohrer

6 February 1912–17 January 1968 (Age 55)
Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Nissley

When Mary Nissley Rohrer was born on 6 February 1912, in Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John S. Rohrer, was 44 and her mother, Elizabeth Good Nissley, was 41. She married Willis E. Peifer on 20 February 1935, in Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 17 January 1968, in Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in East Petersburg, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willis E. Peifer
Mary Nissley Rohrer
Marriage: 20 February 1935
Blanche R Peifer
Verna Rohrer Peifer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1935Manheim, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
    1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment
    Age 1
    The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
    Age 15
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    German and Swiss German (also Röhrer): habitational name for someone from any of the many places all over Germany, also in Austria and Switzerland, named Rohr or with Middle High German rōr ‘reed bed’ or rōr ‘well, channel’ (see Rohr ). This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine). Compare Rehrer , Rhorer , Roehrer , Rorer , and Rorrer .History: The surname Röhrer is listed along with the variant Roehrer in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Mary W Peifer in household of Willis E Peifer, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Mary N Rohrer in household of John S Rohrer, "United States Census, 1920"

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