1874 - 1942
1895 - 1981
Buried Carrsville Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 8 December 2014.
According to his Kentucky Death Certificate, Andy Rotes was born 17 June 1874 in Illinois and died 15 Feb 1942 in Carrsville, Kentucky. His father is listed as Sebastian Rotez [sic] and his mother's maiden name is given as Shelby. Their birthplaces were unknown. Wm. H. Rotes is listed as the informant on the death certificate.
Andy Rotes is found in the household of Sebastian and Hariet Rots [sic] in 1880 Pope County, Illinois.  Sebastian, as well as his parents, was born in Germany. Hariet was born in Illinois as were her parents. The children, Mary F., Martha C., Anton [Andy] and John E. were all born in Illinois.
Ruth Rotes was born 27 Feb 1895 and died 26 November 1981. She married Andy Rotes about 1914 and they were living in Pope County, Illinois in 1918, when Andy registered for the draft for World War I. The couple, along with their two children, were living in Carrsville, Kentucky by 1930. Ruth died in Crittenden County Hospital in Marion in 1981. The funeral was at Carrsville United Methodist Church. Survivors were a daughter, a son and a grandson.
 Kentucky Death Certificate #4359 (1942), Andy Rotez [sic], Ancestry.com.
 1880 Pope County, Illinois Census, Golconda, Roll 243, p. 139D, E.D. 086, Ancestry.com.
 Social Security Death Index, Ruth Rotes, last residence Marshall County, Kentucky, Ancestry.com.
 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918; Andy Rotes registered 12 Sept. 1918; residence Pope County, Illinois, Ancestry.com.
 1930 Livingston County, Kentucky Census, Carrsville, p. 2B, E.D. 0010, Ancestry.com. It was stated that Andy married at the age of 41 and Ruth married at the age of 21. This places the year of their marriage as 1914. No marriage record has been located.
 Obituary of Mrs. Ruth Rotes, Paducah Sun, Fri., 27 Nov 1981, p. 46, Newspapers.com.
Published 19 Feb 2019, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/