Fred Bernard Rohe

Age: 77 years, 7 months, 19 days


DOB: August 20, 1874
Crete, Will County, IL, USA

DOD: April 8, 1952
St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, Cook County, IL, USA

Fred B. Rohe 1913


Son of Henry and Maria (nee Hinze) Rohe
Brother to: Herman (Mary S. Behrens), William (Elizabeth K. Beckman),  Karl Charles J. (Sophia Saller), Maria (Clarence H. Hannaca) Rohe

Husband of Sophie Steege, married July 2, 1898.
Father to: Otto F. (Lorine Behrens), Estella (Walter F. Sheetz & Paul J. Monahan) Rohe

Husband of Johanna Jaeger, married after 1930.


March 7, 1913 – Beecher Herald


Gives Good Reasons for Aspiring for Legislative Honors

Every Voter Should Turn Out Next Tuesday and Help Elect Him

Why Rohe is a CandidateIn last week’s issue of the Joliet News, the Crete correspondent to that paper gave Mr. Rohe’s reasons for becoming a candidate for the legislature to succeed the late J.H. Alexander, and for which a special election will be held next Tuesday, March 11. Following is the clipping verbatim:

“Crete, Feb. 26. The candidacy of F.H. Rohe for the legislature to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J.H. Alexander, is the first in twenty years from the eastern part of Will County. This part has not been represented since Fred Wilke of Washington was elected. This is one of the reasons why Mr. Rohe, the candidate on the republican ticket, concluded to make the race. Mr. Rohe, however, has other reasons which he gave to the correspondent of the News in an interview last Monday, and which should receive consideration.”

“The county east of Joliet, he says, has more than double the number of townships than the entire county of DuPage, which is represented by Mr. Miller. By electing him to represent the east and McCabe of Lockport the west of the county, the district will be divided as it should be.”

“Referring to his record as a member of the county board, Mr. Rohe claims credit for having been a member of the special committee appointed for the purpose of forcing the Sanitary drainage district to pay its taxes as assessed against it, which means the payment of $8,000 to the town of Lockport, and establishes a precedent that the Sanitary district will have to pay such taxes in the future.”

“Rohe says he is and always was in Help Please…..

(Editor’s note: We seem to have lost the rest of the article. If anyone is reading the 1913 Beecher Herald, maybe you can help us finish this piece.)


April 11, 1952 – Chicago Heights Star


Fred Rohe death noticeFred B. Rohe, of 1561 Main Street, Crete, former president of the Crete Village Board and former Crete Township Supervisor, died Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, after a long illness. He attained the age of 77 years.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Crete. The Rev. A.T. Kretzmann officiated, and burial was at the Beecher Mausoleum.

Photo from a book "Crete Remembered" by Carol Triebold and Phyllis Monk

Photo from a book “Crete Remembered”
by Carol Triebold and Phyllis Monk
Fred Rohe Realtor




A lifelong resident of the Village, Mr. Rohe was born April 20, 1874. He served four terms as village president and was township supervisor for 12 years. He operated a real estate and insurance business in the village for 45 years.Surviving- are his wife Johanna; one son, Otto of Blue Island; one daughter, Mrs. Estelle Sheetz of Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Maria Hannaca of Warren, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Mrs. Marilyn York of Crete and Carl Rohe of Blue Island.

Three brothers, Herman, William ad Charles preceded him in death.

April 17, 1952 – Beecher Herald


Fred Rohe, buried hereFuneral rites were held, last Thursday afternoon, at Crete Trinity Lutheran Church for Fred Rohe, former mayor of Crete. Burial was in the Mausoleum here.

Mr. Rohe passed away, last Tuesday, at St. Francis Hospital, Blue Island, following a lingering illness. He attained the age of 77 years.

The deceased, a native of Crete, served as mayor there for sixteen years and was a member of the Board of Supervisors for many years. He was engaged in the real estate and insurance business.

He is survived by his widow, Johanna; a daughter, Mrs. Stella Sheetz of Detroit; a son, Otto of Blue Island; and a sister, Marie Hannaca of Warren, Ohio.

Fred’s family members also resting in the mausoleum are:

1st Wife: Sophie (Steege) Rohe
2nd Wife: Johanna (Jaeger) Rohe

Other, more distant family include: Bahlman, Batterman, Bergmeier, Beseke, Bielfeldt, Bohl, Cloidt, Dunlap, Engleking,  Fenske, Fick, Fiene, Freerking, Frobose, Graham, Guritz, Hack, Hager, Haltenhof , Heine, Heldt, Hildeman, Hinze, Hoffman, Hoppensteadt, Horn, Hunte, Kaczynski, Kappe, Kilborn,  Kirchhoff,  Klocksieben, Koch, Langreder, Leder, Maass, Matthias, Mc Carty, Meyer, Monk, Niedert, Ohlendorf, Pansa, Peters, Pralle, Riley, Ristenpart, Rust, Saller, Selk, Struve, Thielman, Vagt, Von Engeln, Wegert, Wehmhoefer, Wiechen, Westphal, Wilkening.

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