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Roth, Samuel E. (S.E.) Records
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Roth, Samuel E. (S.E.) Records

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This collection contains a single item, a book in which Sam Roth pasted samples of his printing press work, including business cards, church programs, etc.

Pacific Northwest Mennonite Historical Society

Samuel E. Roth collection

Sam Roth was born January 14, 1870 in Missouri, second oldest son of Joseph and Mary (Egli) Roth. He was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church; never married, died December 10, 1949. He served in Various capacities in the church and lived a lifetime of service to God and the church. He purchased a printing press and learned to set type and printed gospel tracts, cards, poems and songs. He also printed a Gospel Text Calendar. He called his business the Peculiar Publishing Company. A brief history written by his enice <Beulah Roth Fretz is included in the Zion centennial history book, God at Work in our Midst, c1993, compiled by Margaret Shetler.