Roller Family
by Robert Yagley
Navigating this site.
Start by clicking on the Home Card link (above).
A ‘Family Card’ displays the Michael Roller and Emma Hermes family.
Both immigrants, Michael & Emma married in Hamtramck, Michigan 1885.

Clicking on either the father or mother displays a ‘Person Sheet’; clicking on a parent or a child displays another ‘Family Card’.
A Person Card
displays additional data, photos, notes and sources. Sources are provided for many events; click on the source superscript numbers for source details. Many sources have hot-links to documents, resources, Find-A-Grave web memorials, etc.

Click the green tree icon (next to name) for the person’s ancestry (pedigree).
Click the grey camera icon (next to tree icon) for photos or documents.

Additionally, a person of interest can be easily located from the Surname link or the Index link.

Primary Information Sources
1. The Roller-Hermes family structure was originally written down by Robert Yagley Sr. (1927-2012) and was compiled by Robert Yagley Jr. circa 1974.

• In 1880, Michael Roller immigrated alone to Detroit, circa 1880 (ie. no known family members such as parents, siblings, cousins, etc.).
• Michael Roller had a brother who settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin per Robert J. Yagley Sr.. The 1909 Detroit City directory lists an 'Otto Roller' who boards at the home of Michael Roller.
• Maria Emma Hermes immigrated with family members to Detroit, 1881.

Origin Location in Germany
Michael Roller was from near Berlin (per verbal information from Leona Roller Yagley). The exact village may be Rixdorf, a village that was named Neucolin in 1912. Further research is required to verify this.
The geographical coordinates are: 52.483333, 13.45ölln,+Germany/

Maria Emma Hermes was born in Masburg, Cochem-Zell, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The geographical coordinates are: 50.241845000 7.117065900,+Germany/

Settlement Location in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Michael Roller and Emma Hermes settled in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The geographical coordinates are: 42.3526253 -88.239632,+MI/

Family Descendant Reports
The following simplified descendant report is available. Click on the name for the report.
Michael Roller Descendant Report

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Forward statement: Over time, I will be adding historic photographs to this website; please check back late 2017.

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