George Rock

Source; Biographical Sketches from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted By : Vera Burnham    June 15, 2002

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George Rock a native of Hess Darmstadt, Germany, removed to Paducah, Ky., in 1858. Mr. Rock was born in 1835, and is the second of three children born to John and Barbara Rock. His father died in the old Country, in 1848, and the following year his mother, with the three children, Elizabeth, George, and John immigrated to the United States and located in the City of Cleveland, Ohio, where all except the subject of this sketch now live. In that city Mr. Rock served three years as an apprentice to the trade of shoemaking to which he has since devoted his life with marked success. until 1857, he labored as a journeyman in Louisville, Ky. He then opened a shop in the village Lafayette, Christian County, where he remained until his removal to Paducah. As an honorable business man Mr. Rock has few superiors. From being the proprietor of a small custom shop, he has gradually developed into one of the wealthiest men in the business circles of Paducah. He does retail and has a manufacturing department of no small magnitude and located at Nos. 210 and 212 Broadway. Mr. Rock is also a member of the Paducah Furniture Manufactuting Company and has been a director of the German American National Bank since the oranization of that institution. He is a member of the German Evangelical Church, Masonic order and Knights of Honor. He was married in Louisville, Ky., in 1856 to Miss Catherine Siegel which union has been blessed with eight children.