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Chapter XXXIX

Biographical Sketches – Nockamixon

CAPTAIN JOHN E. CORCORAN

D. ROTHTROCK

pastor of the Reformed church, P.O. Kintnersville NOCKAMIXON, was born in Northampton county, Pa., in 1830.  His parents were Jonathan and Susanna (Derr) Rothtrock.  His grandparents were Samuel Rothtrock and his wife Anna Margareth, whose maiden name was Price.  His grandparents, and afterwards his parents, resided on the same farm, about one mile from Hellertown.  Samuel had four sons and six daughters.  Jonathan was the eighth child, and next to the youngest son.  He married Susanna, daughter of Daniel Derr, of Northampton county.  They had seven children, five sons and two daughters, all of whom are living.  Jonathan died when in his 74th year, and his wife when in her 69th year.  David was the fourth child.  He remained at home, going to school whenever he could, till he was in his 17th year.  He then commenced teaching, and afterward for two summers attended Tremont seminary at Norristown, of which Rev. Samuel Aaron was principal.  From that time on, he was engaged in teaching during the winter months at first, and later nearly the whole year, till he was 25 years of age.  In 1852 he married Mary Ann, youngest daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Lerch) Hess.  They have two children, George W. and Jacob J., the latter a minister in Lansdale, Montgomery county.  It was in 1856 that Mr. Rothtrock began to study for the ministry, Dr. D. F. Brendle, pastor of several congregations of the Reformed church near Bethlehem, Pa., being his preceptor.  He was ordained in 1858.  He has been in charge of his present congregation for twenty-eight years, and since 1880 has been located at Kintnersville.  His church, of which he has so long been pastor, belongs to the Durham charge.

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