Mueller News Items

Mr. Lucien Mueller left Thursday for Ithaca, N.Y., where he will attend the graduation exercises of his brother, Clarence, and also the ten year reunion of his class at Cornell University. Mr. Mueller will return to Decatur June 27. (Decatur Review, June 7, 1927)

Mrs. Lucien Mueller entertained three tables at bridge on Tuesday afternoon, honoring her mother, Mrs. W.M. Rorick, who has been visiting her for several weeks. Mrs. Rorick will leave Monday for her home in Detroit, Mich. (Decatur Review, January 29, 1922)

Mrs. Lucien Mueller has returned from a visit in Detroit and Sarnia, Ontario, with relatives. (Decatur Review, July 15, 1929)

MUELLER-METZLER PARTY RETURNING. Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Mueller and Mrs. and Mrs. A.M. Metzler are leaving California today for their return trip to Decatur. The two couples will make several stops on the way home. On the way to the West Coast, they visited Decatur persons who are passing the winter in Arizona. (Decatur Review, January 25, 1931)

Short News Items

Mrs. Curtis Rorick, Seneca, Mich., daughter [sic] of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick, formerly of this city, is visiting at the home of Mrs. John Rowlands. (The Daily Northwestern, December 7, 1927)

Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Rorick and Mr. and Mrs. John Rorick of Fayette returned home Tuesday after visiting their brother, Dr. E.H. Rorick, and family at the State Hospital. (Athens Messenger and Herald, December 10, 1896)

Miss Georgia Rorick, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E.H. Rorick of the State Hospital is critically ill, and her friends fear that her condition will take an alarming turn. (Athens Messenger, April 27, 1899)

At Canton Wednesday a big McKinley display was made at the circus of Barnum & Bailey that exhibited there. A box was reserved for Mrs. McKinley and her party, and everything there wore the McKinleys. The employees of the circus presented the candidate with a fine silk flag. The presentation was made by Senator [John C.] Rorick of Ohio. (Rome Semi-Weekly Citizen, October 16, 1896)

Miss Mabel Rorick left on Tuesday for Saint Marys Ohio where she will spend the next year in a ladies seminary. (Athens Messenger, September 7, 1899)

The Ed Hammond family were agreeably surprised Tuesday when Mr. Samuel Rorick and wife and grandson, from Jones county, Iowa, came to visit them.  Mr. Rorick is an uncle of Mr. Hammond.  They will visit Southern California during the winter. (Chino Champion, January 26, 1917)

Covers were laid for twenty at the bridge-luncheon given Wednesday by Mrs. F.W. Kaiser in honor of Mrs. William Rorick, who is visiting her daughter Mrs. Lucien Mueller, and also in honor of Mrs. Al Antwine, who is with her sister, Mrs. Will Turnpin, this winter. (Decatur Daily Review, February 27, 1931)


Following are links to additional information about the Roricks and related families.

Albert V. Foster — From the Toledo’s Attic Website.

Beneath the Starry Flag: New Jersey’s Civil War Experience — A book that includes a description of Captain Lewis Van Blarcom’s experience as a prison of war at the Andersonville prison.

Colleen Gormley’s Page — Related families in Lenawee County, MI.

Columbia Gorge Photo Archives — Use the search feature to find pictures of Eck Rorick as a young man playing baseball and leading a dance band. There is also a photo of the Celilo train crash that killed Mrs. J.N. Walling and her grandson.

George Edward Anderson Collection at BYU — Use the search feature to find photos of Roe A. Deal and his wife, Louise Rorick Deal.

History of Dallesport — Information on J.T. Rorick’s role in the history of this town.

Horton C. Rorick — From the Toledo’s Attic website.

Internet Broadway Database — Information on the career of Gabriel LeRoy “Roy” Walling, actor, playwright, producer, as well as that of his wife, Ruth Guiterman.

Kari Northrup’s Page — Information on the Brees family, including descendants of the three Breese sisters who married the three Rorick brothers.

History of Klickitat County, WA — Information on J.T. Rorick’s role in the early history of this county.

Letter of Mollie Zemmer — Transcription of letter written on the Oregon Trail by Mollie Zemmer, wife of Enos C. Walling.

Loseyite — A mineral found in Sussex County, NJ and named after Samuel R. Losey.

Mary Van Blarcom — Information on her career as an artist and samples of her work.

Mueller Museum — Dedicated to the Mueller family of Decatur, IL.

Nancy Pascal’s Page — A valuable resource for anyone researching Sussex County families.

Old West End Toledo — Use the search feature to look for photos of the Rorick house on Collingwood Avenue.

Historic Images of Oregon — Use the search feature to find some Walling family photographs.

Rhonda Yocom’s Page — Information on the Search and Yocom families of Muskingum County, OH.

Spear Brothers Group — Company run by descendants of Philetus Spear and Deborah Rorick.

Sutton Family Genealogy — Dennis Sutton’s page includes information on the descendants of Hannah Rorick and Jacob Sutton.

Tyrrell Historical Library — Donated to Beaumont, TX by Capt. W.C. Tyrrell in memory of his wife Helen Frances Rorick.


Claribel Rorick & Lucien Mueller

Announcement was made last week of the wedding of Miss Clarabell Roarick [sic] of Detroit and Lucien Mueller, of this city, which took place Feb. 5 in Detroit.  The couple have returned to Decatur and are staying with Mr. Mueller’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Mueller, until their own home, 1537 North Church street, is ready for them.  Mr. Mueller has been in the ordnance department in the army service for a little more than a year.  He was stationed first at Washington and then at Detroit.  He received his release on Jan. 14.  His bride is a member of a prominent Detroit family.

Source:  Decatur Review, March 2, 1919.