Biographical Sketch of

George E. Rolph [Rolfe]
b: 1857

George E. Rolph [Rolfe], general merchant, successor to I.C. Thatcher, whose business he purchased about 1883. He does a good business. Mr. Rolph was born in Walworth County Wisconsin, January 2, 1857. His parents, Edwin and Caroline (Scofield) Rolph were natives of New York State. They moved to Mower County, Minn. in 1865, where the father died. The mother afterwards married Mr. George Woods and resides at Lansing.

George E. the subject of our sketch received a common school education. He remained at home until thirteen years of age when he worked at farming two years, after which he engaged in surveying with a railroad party one year, after which he was in the employ of a railroad company, keeping books and time of the force of a construction train, remaining at this work one year.

At the age of eighteen, Mr. Rolph was engaged in farming, and in connection with his farm work, herded cattle two years, after which he went to Brownsdale where he has since been proprietor of a billiard hall , which was destroyed by fire August 1884. The past eighteen months Mr. Rolph has been engaged in the mercantile business, having purchased the interest of I.C. Thatcher. He is doing a good business.

History of Mower County 1884

Submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 10, 2007