History of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania by Robert Walker Smith, Esq.
Chicago: Waterman, Watkins & Co., 1883.
Frederick Rohrer was born in Westmoreland county about 1794. He learned the
printing business in Pittsburgh in the Mercury office and came to Kittanning
in the latter part of the year 1818 or in the early part of the year 1819,
during which year or about the month of February, 1819, he started the then
only paper published in the county, called The Columbian. He was appointed by
Gov. Schultz register and recorder of the county, and afterward was appointed
by Gov. Wolf prothonotary. He held the office of postmaster during the time he
was prothonotary, and was after the expiration of his term engaged in
mercantile pursuits. He ceased the publication of The Columbian during the
year 1831 or 1832. He afterward was appointed a justice of the peace, and was
holding that office at the time of his death, which occurred in 1837.
Transcribed July 2000
by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Smith Project.
Contributed by James R. Hindman for use by the Armstrong County Genealogy
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