More ROLL Families
(Genealogists have not determined if these families are related to the Beresan German-Russia ROLL Family)
ROLLs From South Russia |
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Worldwide ROLL Family Project View the worldwide ROLL genealogy database which encompasses the most extensive collection of ROLL names on the Internet. It includes thousands of ROLLs from around the world, spanning throughout Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Hungary, Israel, The Netherlands, Norway, Prussia, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, etc. There is also a PARCIAL genealogy listing of 1200 descendents of the 9 German-Russian North Dakota emigrant ROLL children: (George , Sebastian ,
Monica ROLL SCHAFF ,
probable step-brother's (Franz's) son, Joseph ROLL [ROLL/FETT] ,
and cousins Jacob John ROLL [BOPP/RISSLING] ,
Magdalena ROLL FEININGER ,
Margaret ROLL HERNER , and
Marian ROLL REICHERT )
ROLL Families that emigrated from South Russia:
[Family emigrated from NEUSATZ, SOUTH RUSSIA to SOUTH DAKOTA, USA, and finally to CANADA] Pictured: Dennis ROLL in 1998, Strathmore (Medicine Hat), Alberta, CANADA, rolld@@cadvision.com - Adam Roll Sr.(who practiced the Lutheran faith) emigrated to the United States with his wife Louise and six children, leaving Russia on April 4, 1910. His passport was dated March 15, 1910. This was the Julian calendar date, which Russia used until Dec. 31, 1917...and corresponds to our (Gregorian) date of March 28, 1910. They likely travelled by train to Rotterdam where they embarked April 23 on the Niew Amsterdam I, arriving at New York May 2, 1910. Their last place of residence in Russia was Wilhelsthal (Wasilevka, Russian spelling) also called Neu Guldendorf, a hamlet about 60 mi. NE of Odessa on the Black Sea in what is known as the Beresan Enclave. Wilhelmstal was situated on the estuary of the Beresan River or creek where it enters the estuary or tidal flat outletting to the Black Sea. Adam was a farmer and wine merchant, buying his grapes for wine from Bessarabia. He left a brother Jakob, his mother-in-law (Louise, or Wilhelmine? Becker) and likely other relatives in Russia. The St. Petersburg archives (Rohrbach Decade files) shows an Adam Roll born April 21, 1864 in Neusatz to a Jakob Roll and wife Wilhelmine Riedlinger but no definite proof exists at this date (March 14, 1998), that these were Adam's parents. Adam's emigration passport shows that his father's first name was Jakob.
After leaving Ellis Island, New York they travelled to Eureka, South Dakota where they stayed for a brief time with the Gustav Bitz family before moving on and settling at Irvine, Alberta, Canada... east of Medicine Hat. They filed for a homestead on SE-23-12-2-W4 and built their home of logs and sod, with barn and all other outbuildings attached in one long row, a custom they brought with them from Russia. In 1917, due to failing health they purchased a home in Irvine and semi-retired there until Adam passed away in 1927. A great grandson, Darrell Maser still farmed the original homestead as of 1989.
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ROLL Families that emigrated from Germany
[ROLLs near Stuttgart, Germany - 2-00] - Warren Weimer - I have some Roll families in my research. They are from the towns of Oberjettingen, Unterjettingen, Moetzingen, Bondorf, Oeschelbronn, Nagold, Tailfingen, etc. These are all little towns south of Stuttgart. There are "Ortsippenbuchs" (church genealogy books) for all of them with quite a few Roll Families.
[Family emigrated from Nienthal, Lutjenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany to New York] - Clifton W. and Regina Roll - We are decendants of Hans Roll and Margaretha Bee. Their children were
born in or near Nienthal, Lutjenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Prior
to the Prussian-Denmark War which commenced in 1864, this area belonged
to Denmark. Hans Roll was a passivist. His eldest son. Jacob, was conscripted into the Prussian Army. On his release, he sent Jacob to the States. The key here was that this son would establish himself and then send money back for the passage of the next son. This process succeeded down the line as planned. That's how my grandfather, the youngest, Heinrich (Henry) Roll emigrated to the Port of New York. Henry's son, Walter Roll (10-4-1895 to 6-12-1985) is my father. Jacob, the eldest, settled in Fredericksburg, Texas. The next two, Ferdinand and George migrated from Texas to Alaska during the Gold Rush years towards the end of the Nineteenth Century. Matthew stayed in N.Y.C. and Henry settled in nearby Elizabeth, N. J. A half-brother Alfred settled in San Diego. All are long since deceased. To the best of my knowledge, the Roll name from the Hans Roll lineage has funneled down through me. Jacob's sons all had daughters, Ferdinand and Matthew were bachelors and George, though married, had no children. Charles H. and Martha Roll of Van Buren, Indiana were researching our ROLL family.
[Family emigrated from the NETHERLANDS to USA (Northeast coast)] William Henry ROLL, william.roll@@gte.net - The Dutch ROLLs Genealogy page A Genealogy of the Dutch ROLL Family which emigrated from the Netherlands to America around 1650. The mission of the Roll Family Genealogy Windmill is to share what we have of the genealogy of the ROLL, VAN WOGGELUM, and related families, along with biography and the history related to their lives and times. A very detailed history of European ROLL family migration can be found at his site. Based on his findings, it is highly likely our ROLL family has it's origins in Switzerland. William lists additional ROLL family sites. Also, see a ROLL Genealogy Web Page created by Audrey Shields Hancock of Portage, Michigan.
[Family lives in Berlin, Germany; originating from Uckermark, Germany] Thomas Bredendieck - thomasbredendiek@@gmx.de. Thomas lives in Berlin, Germany. His ROLL family came from Uckermark, Germany, about 8 miles east of Bonn, and also immigrated, from Monzernheim (about 10 miles northwest of Worms) of Evangelical/Reformed faith. Anne Sabine ROLL, born December 23, 1776 in Melzow, (religion: Reformed), died March 10, 1856 in Melzow at the age of 79, (Kr. Prenzlau).
[Family lives near Hamburg, Germany; originating from Oberjettingen, Germany] Ingeburg Wittholz wittholz-@@t-online.de Conrad Roll was born July 15, 1585 in Oberjettingen, which is southwest of Stuttgart and 3 miles northeast of Nagold in Wurttemberg. Many of his descendants still live there today. His great-great-great granddaughter is Anna Maria Roll, born February 12, 1744 in Oberjettingen who emigrated in 1782 with her husband Johann George Fortenbacher and her 4 children to west Prussia (now Poland). Her descendants lived there until they fled in 1945.
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Other ROLL Families
[Family emigrated to TEXAS from POLAND/VOLHYNIA, RUSSIA] Randolph "Randy" ROLL, Houston, Texas -
reroll@@comcast.net - Randy's father is Freidrich ROLL Jr., born March 20, 1904 in Gr. Neuhof, West Prussia (Poland), Germany. He emigrated with his parents to Port Arthur, Texas, which is near Houston. Freidrich Sr. was born January 12, 1865 in Gaci, Congress, Poland, and he married Maria KLUGE from Wiesendorf/Zhitomir, Russian Volhynia. Friedrich's father, Godfried ROLL, served in the Russian Czar's army and was born January 22, 1844 in Zakrzyna, Congress Poland. Randy is fluent in German, Russian, French and Spanish. He is a Judge in the 179th District in Houston, Texas, USA
[Family lives in Bottrop, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany; emigrated to Wolinien (Wollstein?), Poland, then back to Germany again] - Björn Roll jmb.roll@@t-online.de - ...
[Family lives in DENMARK/NORWAY] Karl Wilhelm Roll, Jessheim, Norway - My name comes from Husum in Germany, on the Danish border. The branch of the family that I originate from became Danes more than 200 years ago and from Danmark to Norway which at that time was in union with Denmark. My grandfater was the last one who had any contact with the German branch of the family about 100 years ago, they were on a farm in Friesland called Crux.
Typical names used in our family is Karl Wilhelm, Albert Christian, Aksel and Wilhelm Gottlieb. In Norway there are 3 families using the name Roll, one of Norwegian origin renamed after the old Norwegian name Roel, one of Dutch origin and mine from Germany/Denmark. As I understand it,the name "Roll" comes from a geographic descriptive name of a hill in a plains county. The farmer on the hill. [See "hrod" for the German "ROLL" surname origin.] The name is fairly uncommon in Norway since we do not have many formations like this in our mountainous country. In central Europe and to the east formations like rolls are more common and the name is hence quite common in central Europe. In 1979 I spent a year in "Cowtown" Fort Worth, Texas at General Dynamics, now Northrop/Grumman. I am 60 years old, retired RNoAF major, electronics engineer.
[Family emigrated from Bern, SWITZERLAND to USA] Marvin Roll, California, USA - Marvin's ROLL Family hales from Bern, Switzerland. He said there are many ROLL families in and around Bern.
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[ROLLER Family from Wurttemberg, Germany] Abe Hildebrand - abe@@worldbreak.com There is a ROLLER family dating back as far as Hieronymus (died before 1579) and Magdalena ROLLER of Kuppingen, Wurttemberg, Germany.
[ROHL Family emigrated from Hunsfelt, GERMANY to USA] Bruce Rohl - bmrohl@@clear.lakes.com - Mathias ROHL immigrated to America in 1852. His wife's name was Gertrude MOLLERS, he was born in 1826 in Hunsfelt, Germany (Honsfeld, Prussia area, now Belgium, along the border of Germany) and died in 1878. His parents were Joannes Hubertus Rohl (Roelen)? and Anna Catherine LeJUENE. Mathias's son was Leonard ROHL 6/10/1868 - 11/20/1943. Mathias's brother was Leonard Roll.
My last name was ROHL back to 1818, then ROLL for the next generation, and for previous 3 generations or back to the mid 1680's, ROELEN. So far, all ancestors came from the Honsfeld, Prussia area now Belgium. Every now and then Germany.
[ROE Family from England] Roe: The name is of Norse origin, and came into Normandy with the Norseman, where the spelling became ( Roe, Rou, Rous, and LeRoux ). One of the Chiefs of William the Conqueror bore the name (Rou). The name became common in England as a surname after the custom of bearing surnames was adopted, and the spelling had generally been Roe. The English Roes trace their ancestry to Turehil Rufus, or LeRoux who came with the Conqueror and held lands in country Norfolk.
[ROL Family from Germany to Muenster West Phalia, Russia]
Many Mennonite and Evangelical Germans were recruited by George Trappe in 1787 for Katherine The Great of Russia. Many who were promised land in Charson but later had to settle further East. Some of the Luthern families actually settled in the Mennonite Villages such names as Ruppel etc. One of them was Heinrick Rol. He came to Muenster West Phalia, Russia in 1532.
Henric(k) Rol an Anabaptist leader and martyr, b. at Grave, Dutch province of North Brabant, who is found under different names: Henric (Hendrik) van Hilversum, Hendrik de Gooilander, Hendrik (van) Wassenberg, Henrich van den Grave, Henricus der Hollander, Henrich de Carmelyt, was burned at the
stake at Maastricht, Dutch province of Limburg, in September 1534. He had been a Carmelite monk at Haarlem, but soon became interested in the Reformation. In 1530, while he was still the Catholic chaplain of Gijsbrecht van Baeck (q.v.) at ljsselstein, he is thought to have visited Augsburg, Germany, about the time that the Lutheran Confession was presented to the Emperor Charles V, and to have been in Strasbourg, becoming acquainted with Bucer, Capito, Bernt Rothmann, and Caspar Schwenckfeld; but any visits to Augsburg and Strasbourg are doubtful. In 1531 he was living in Wassenberg, where he met Dionysius Vinne, Klopreis, and the other "Wassen. berger Predicanten." In the summer of 1532 Rot came to Miinster in Westphalia. He was not yet an Anabaptist, though he shared their views about baptism and communion. In 1533, as preacher of the St. Ilgen Church, he ardently opposed infant baptism. In October 1533 he signed the confession called Bekentnisse van beyden sacramenten Doepe unde Nachtmael with Rothmann and other Evangelical preachers. On Nov. 6, 1533, he was banished from Munster; he then visited Holland and Friesland, but on Jan. 1, 1534, he preached a sermon in Munster. He now joined the Anabapists, being baptized on Jan. 5, 1534, by Bartel Boeckbinder or Willem Cuyper, who had been sent to Miinster by Jan Matthysz. Rol baptized Gef. hard Westerburg in January at the house of Knipperdolling. On Feb. 21, 1534, Rol left Manster to win recruits to join the "New Jerusalem" at Munster. Rol first went to Wesel (q.v.), where he baptized a number of persons; then he likely visited Holland. On Aug. 2, 1534, he arrived at Maastricht, where he found a group of Sacramentists (q.v.) who had left the Catholic Church, rejecting the Catholic views of the church and the sacraments, especially the Mass. Among this group, usually meeting in the house of the cobbler Jan van Genck, Rol taught the Anabaptist principles and baptized the believers. While holding a meeting he was arrested here on the evening of Sept. 2, 1534, and soon after executed.
The person of Rol has found a varied appreciation. Mellink considers Rol to have been a Munsterite leader, with the revolutionary views of Jan van Leyden; Sepp, Rembert, and Kulher thought him to be a peaceful Anabaptist. Kuhler, who calls him the most noble representative of Anabaptism, suggests that Rol left Munster in February 1534 because he did not agree with the principles and policy of Jan Mattysz and Jan van Leyden.
Rol is the author of Die Slotel van dat Secreet des Nachtmaels (The Key of the Mystery of the Communion), written in 1531 or 1532 in East Frisian or Low German, a remarkable and profound treatise which totally rejects the Catholic and Lutheran views and describes the communion as a meal of rejoicing in which the redeemed of the Lord may partake. Rol also wrote Eyne ware Bedijnckijnge hoe dat hoochweirdich lichaum Christi, van unsen unweirdigen lichaam to underscheiden isz, doer Vrage ende Antwoorde (A True Consideration How the Blessed Body of Christ Is Different from Our Unworthy Body, In Questions and Answers). In both writings, but especially in the last named, Rol describes faith as the personal conviction of the believer; he does not want a church or an authority to lean upon, or to prove his faith. Baptism and communion are not necessary to obtain salvation and to enter-upon the joys of heaven. Both writings were re-edited with introduction and commentaries by S. Cramer in Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica, Vol. V. An anonymous letter "Aen mijn liefste broeders und susters tot Sustern und omgelegen plaitzcn, ouch tot Mastricht, und allen fromen christenen" is, according to Forsthoff and Rembert, to be ascribed to Rol, whereas Habets considers Slachtscaep (q.v.) as the author.
[RAUCH/RAU/ROW from Germany to America] David Bernard - dlbsrb@@hotmail.com - I am reseaching the surnames: RAUCH/RAU/ROW. Background: A colony of Germans came to America in about 1732. First to MD, then NC, then SC. Most gave up and returned to Germany in/about 1735-40. Brothers Rauch/Rau went north to PA, then NY, then back to PA(Northampton County). Were in PA in 1750. Seeking anyone with info, links, connections, search ideas.
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