The Jonathan S. Roll Family Bible
Union County, New Jersey 1828-1904
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A Transcription of the File in Rutgers University, Special Collection
Jonathan S. Roll Family Bible
Bible Records #893 Roll/Booream/Kidd
Rutgers University, Alexander Library, Special Collections Room.
Jonathan S. Roll (1828-1904) Family Bible
Union County, [New Jersey]
Maurice H. Stratemeyer (born 1854)
Contributed by Mrs. E. L. Ogden of Elizabeth (member) [manuscript copy] recopied by Willard S. M[ue]hmore for the Genealogical Society of New Jersey
Marriage is Honorable in all Marriages
Jonathan S. Roll & Lucinda (Kidd) Roll united in the bonds of matrimony at Elizabeth, New Jersey. September 4th.1851 Lewis R. Dunn, officiating clergyman.
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer & Annie Luninda, daughter of Jonathan S. & Lucinda Roll, at Elizabeth, New Jersy October 18, 1881 Rev H. H. Oberly, officiating
Herbert Clark Hill of East Orange, N. J. to Alice Margaret daughter of Maurice Henry & Annie Lucinda Stratemeyer at Elizabeth, N. J. October 5th. 1910. Rev. Harris C. Rush officiating
Irving Roll Stratemeyer to Alice Irene Cox son of Maurice Henry & Annie Lucinda Stratemeyer at Sacramento, California, July 7, 1920.
Jonathan S. Roll March 3rd. 1828 Father Lucinda Kidd January 16, 1834 Mother
1st. John Joseph Roll April 4th. 1852
[2nd.] Joseph Hedges Roll April 21, 1854
3d Annie Lucinda Roll September 23, 1860
4th. William Henry Roll November 22nd. 1862
8th. Freddie Luther Roll March 20 1866
The above is the record of Jonathan S. Roll & family
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer October 10th. 1854 Father
Annie Lucinda Roll September 23, 1860 Mother
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer July 7. 1882 1st.
Irving Roll Stratemeyer October 21st. 1885 2nd
Alice Margaret Stratemeyer February 7th. 1889 3rd
Children of Maurice and Annie Lucinda Stratemeyer
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer July 21st. 1882
Irving Roll [Stratemeyer] February 21 1886
Alice Margaret [Stratemeyer] June 4 1889
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
John Joseph Roll, September 4th. 1853 1st. child
Freddie Luther Roll, August 30th, 1866 5 child
William Henry Roll, Octiber 28, 1898 in his 36th. year 4 child
Lucinda Roll (nee Kidd) Dec. 6th 1902 in her 69th year Mother
Jonathan Smith Roll March 10th 1904 age 76 yrs 7 days
The above is the record of Jonathan S. Roll[']s family.
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer [first born child of Maurice Henry & Anne Lucinda Stratemeyer] January 3d. 1888 in his 6th. year
Maurice Henry Stratemeyer May 27th. 1920 in this 66th. yr Father
Written on a sheet of paper and newspaper clippings [in bible]:
Abbie Boeram Jamesburg N. J. 109 years old died about 1865 buried in Slattswood
Henry Boeram - Husband Mothers side Great grandfather of Mrs. M. H. Stratemeyer
Frank C. Wahl - at Somerville died april 12th buried April 15, 1920
Louis C. Stratemeyer [_____] Marie Died April 10 1859 in her 46th. year Grandfather & Grandmother of Anne L. Roll Stratemeyer
John Kidd Died Oct 9. 1875 63 yrs
Ann Kidd wife of Frank C. Wahl Jan 31st. 1842-1916 Oct. 5
Abigail wife of Joseph Booraem. died April 11, 1865 Age 100 years was the Grandmother of Lucinda Kidd Roll and Great Grandmother of Anna Lucinda Roll Stratemeyer.
Abigail is buried in Slattswood, N. J. in Dutch Reformed Church yard.
Original Source: Kidd / Roll Family Bible, p. 893, Rutgers University, Special Collection