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Biographical Appendix



Anton Rochry, dealer in liquors at Ironton, was born in Alsace, France, on August 11, 1849, and is the son of Ignatz and Mary (Simon) Rochry, both natives of Alsace, France.  Both parents are now living, and reside, in their native country.  Anton Rochry was reared in France, received a good education and learned the shoemaker’s trade, which occupation he followed for about five years, working in Paris and other large cities of the old countries.  He was a soldier in the French army. In 1871 sailed for America, taking passage at Liverpool and landing in New York.  From there he went to Buffalo, where he worked at his trade for about seven months.  He then went to Chicago, remained there a short time working in a brick-yard, and then went to Alton, thence to St. Louis, and later came to Iron Mountain, Mo. Here he was engaged in mining for some time, but went from there to Middlebrook, and from there to Graniteville, where he ran a restaurant and saloon for about two years.  In 1876 he came to Ironton, and here he has since remained, engaged in the liquor business. In 1883 he made a trip to Europe to see his parents.  He was married in 1883 to Miss Emma Mark, a native of Pittsburgh.  To this union were born two children: Amael and Mary.  Mr. Rochry is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and of the I.O.O.F. lodge, having passed the chairs in the latter.