Sunday, August 27, 2017

Church Record Sunday - Baptism of Anna Rohrer in Philadelphia, PA

The following image is from a Roman Catholic baptism register for my 2x great-grandmother, Anna Rohrer Niehaus.

It's hard to read, but shows that  Anna Barbara Theresia Rohrer was born on 13 Jul 1849 and baptized on 22 Jul 1849. Her parents were Albert Rohrer and Walburga (Fisher) Rohrer. She was baptized in the St. Peter the Apostle parish in Philadelphia, PA and the family was from W├╝rttemberg.

The birth year was a bit of a surprise since Anna's funeral card and other records placed her birth year at 1851. An 1850 census record for the family showed a daughter born in 1849 named Hannah Rohrer. I had thought maybe they had a daughter before Anna, but now think this was my Anna.

The Roman Catholic baptism registers are available on