Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1627-1700)
Captain Hans Christoffer von Rohr I
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Sex: Male
Birth: February 2, 1626 (1626-02-02) (396 years ago)
Suyda, Leningrad Oblast, Russia
Death: November 20, 1700 (age 74)
Battle of Narva
Narva, Estonia
Spouse/Partner: ?
Marriage: circa 1649
Children: Georg Joakim von Rohr (1649-1649)
Robert von Rohr (c1650-?)
Lovisa von Rohr (c1652-?)
Eleonora von Rohr (c1654-?)
Alexander von Rohr (c1656-?)
Carl Johan von Rohr (1657-1704)
Joachim von Rohr (1677-1757) ^
Maria Elizabeth von Rohr (1679-1710)
Sofia Anna von Rohr (1680-1686)
Anna Catharina von Rohr (1682-1715)
Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1684-1754)
Beata von Rohr (1685-1690)
Christina von Rhor (1691-1745)
Babo Reinhold von Rohr (c1693-?)
Arent Axel von Rohr (c1695-?)
Bernhard von Rohr (c1697-?)
2nd Spouse: Anna Catharina Cronman (1660-?)
2nd Marriage: circa 1677
3rd Spouse: Elisabeth Schulman (1666-1688)
3rd Marriage: 1687
4th Spouse: Margaretha Rehbinder
4th Marriage: February 2, 1690 (age 64)
Note(s): ^ Ruuth and Näslund and Winblad line

Captain Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1627-1700) of the Swedish Empire entered the Swedish Nobility on September 7, 1672 as family number 807. (b. February 2, 1626/1627; Swedish Ingria (today Sujda, Leningrad province, Russia) - d. November 20, 1700;Narva, Estonia)

Name variations[]

  • Hans Christoffer von Rohr
  • Hans Christofer von Rohr
  • Hans Christopher von Rohr
  • Hans Christoper von Rohr


He was a descendant of Lieutenant Colonel Georg von Rohr (1550-1632); and Margareta von Fleeten (1599-1655), the daughter of Colonel Hans von Fleeten. The intervening generations are missing from the family history. There are some inconsistencies or errors with the dates for his birth, death and his marriage, and more work will have to be done on him. There are also problems with his parents and their births.

Potential errors[]

Perhaps a generation or two are missing between Georg von Rohr (1550-1632) and Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1627-1700). Possibly two people named Georg von Rohr from different generations are being conflated. There are also errors in the dates for his wife. All the errors come from online genealogies that appear to copy each other and pass on the errors. If Georg von Rohr (1550-1632) was the father, he would have been 77 years old at the birth of Hans Christoffer. It is also possible there was a Georg von Rohr (c1570-?) that was the son of Georg von Rohr (1550-1632). This theoretical Georg von Rohr (c1570-?) would be 57 years old at the birth of his son. A theoretical Georg von Rohr (c1600-?) would be 27 years old at the birth of Hans Christopher. It is also possible that at age 77 he married a 30 year old woman and had children.


He is listed as the son of Georg von Rohr (1550-1632).[1]


He was married at least three times. His first marriage would have been around 1675, since his first child was born in 1677.

  • Anna Catharina Cronman (1667-1685), the daughter of Joakim Cronman (1638-1703). She was 41 years younger then her husband if the record is correct. She would be just 11 years old when Han's first child was born so she cannot be his first wife.
  • Margaretha Rehbinder, the daughter of Hakenrichter (the rural judge) in Livonia, Henric Rehbinder. They may have married on February 2, 1690.
  • Elisabeth Schulman, the daughter of Lieutenant Colonel Otto Schulman. They married in 1697.


He had up to 20 children, among them:


He died November 20, 1700, 10 daysd before the Battle of Narva in Narva, Estonia.


Hans Christoffer was the last owner of the family manor of von Rohr in Svida (in Russian Суйда), which had been given to them by the governor of Swedish Ingria, Carl Carlsson Gyllenhielm (1574-1650), in 1619. Then the estate was presented by Russian emperor Peter the Great to Peter Apraksin. From Apraksin's heirs the manor was sold to General Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696-1781) in 1759. It was in the manor that Nadezhda Osipovna Gannibal (1775-1836), the mother of Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, was born and was married. Today the estate "Suyda" memorializes Pushkin.


Hans Christoffer von Rohr (1627-1700) was the eighth, great-grandfather of Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ).

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