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Rockville, Connecticut, USA

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Rockville, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Rockville, Connecticut, USA? 

Rockville, Vernon, Tolland, Connecticut, USA
Rockville is a census-designated place and a village of the town of Vernon, Connecticut in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,708 at the 2000 census.

Before the mills
In 1726, Samuel Grant traded his farm in Bolton for 500 acres (2 km²) in the northern part of Bolton. This included the area which is now known as "Rockville" and for about the next century it was a nameless village. A prominent feature of the area is the Shenipsit Lake, or "The Snip" as it is currently affectionately called by the residents. The Snip feeds the Hockanum River which cascades 254 feet over 1.5 miles (2.4 km). The river was used by the farmers for a grist mill, a saw mill, an oil mill and even a distillery starting around 1740.

The Rock Mill
In 1821, Colonel Francis McLean built the first textile mill in what is now Rockville in partnership with George and Allyn Kellogg and Ralph Talcott, next to a spot known as "the Rock" with capital of $16,000. Francis McLean had partnered previously with some others in the Warburton Mill in Talcottville. "The Rock" was a natural dam of solid stone that made a high falls on the Hockanum River. In what is now the center of Rockville, he dammed up the Hockanum River and built a water powered mill known as the "Rock Mill", which was possibly also known as the McLean Woolen Factory. By 1823 his mill was in full operation. The new mill was 80 by 30 feet, and its product was blue and blue-mix satinets. In 1826 power looms were introduced.

The mill attracted people to this area and by 1836 the population grew to 440 consisting of 61 families including 89 children under the age of 10.wikipedia


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In 1821, Colonel Francis McLean built the first textile mill in what is now Rockville in partnership with George and Allyn Kellogg and Ralph Talcott, next to a spot known as "the Rock" with capital of $16,000.

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1889 - Rockville incorporated as a city

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News  1890 - Lights
Rockville, CT.

The common council has submitted its best offer to the local gas company for lighting the streets with electric lights. The amount is considerable more than what the Westinghouse electric company offers to furnish the lights for, and unless the local company accepts the terms it...Read MORE...



News  1896 - Explosion
ROCKVILLE, Conn., July 4. - George Weber may lose his sight through the premature discharge of a bottle of powder. The boy had this morning filled the bottle with powder and attached a fuse, which he lighted. He received the entire charge in the face and was shockingly wounded.
The New York Times
New York, New York
July 5, 1896
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News  1900 - BOY DROWNED AT ROCKVILLE - Searching Party Finds His Body After Dragging a String of Lakes.
Rockville, Conn., June 20.- The body of Barney Fynol, 14 years old was found in Adams Mill pond here just before noon today. The lad had been missing since yesterday afternoon. The last seen of the young Fynol was when he returned from school yesterday afternoon. Shortly after reaching home he...Read MORE...


1906
Rockville, a city of Tolland co., Conn., 15 miles NE. of Hartford, on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R. It has abundant water-power, supplied by Snipsic Lake, the outlet of which is the Hockanum RIver. The city has cotton and woollen-mills and manufactures of silk and envelopes. Pop. in 1900, ...Read MORE...


1965 - Rockville becomes part of the town of Vernon

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Koepke
flag  Alvin P Koepke (10 March 1889, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 02 July 1893, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville))

Neff
World War II Soldier flag  Donald Robert Neff (20 December 1911, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - March 1984, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA) gravestone

Reudgen
flag  Ernest Henry Reudgen (22 December 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - January 1968, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Rheel
flag  George Henry Rheel (21 June 1880, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 7 July 1955, , Florida, USA) gravestone

Sanchez
flag  Lillian Clare Neff Sanchez (21 February 1954, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 19 February 2008, Newberry, Florida, USA)

Theinert
 flag  Louise Johanna Pauline Theinert (3 July 1884, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - 28 May 1954, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)) gravestone
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Beebe
flag  Daniel C Beebe (03 January 1928, Manchester, Connecticut, USA - 12 December 1988, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Blessing
flag  Henrietta Ruth Blessing (February 1888, Meriden, Connecticut, USA - 26 February 1935, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Leroux
flag  Olive Josephine Jarvis Leroux (November 1895, Malone, New York, USA - 5 November 1955, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)

Motrick or Wotrick (Wottrich?)
immigrant flag  Magdelina Motrick or Wotrick (Wottrich?) (abt. 1822, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 28 July 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)

Reudgen
flag  Ernest Henry Reudgen (22 December 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA - January 1968, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag  Gustav Christopher Reudgen (8 July 1878, , New York, USA - February 1967, Rockville, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

UNKNOWN
  Magdelina UNKNOWN (abt. 1822, - 28 July 1891, Rockville, Connecticut, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1883
Wilhelm August Erdman Theinert (29 October 1859 - 8 September 1930) & Louisa Reudgen (6 June 1864 - 6 March 1888)
married 1883

1892
Wilhelm August Erdman Theinert (29 October 1859 - 8 September 1930) & Mary Louisa (a.k.a. Louise Marie) Frantz (22 December 1867 - 4 February 1947)
married 21 December 1892
 




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