In the 1870's, while a teenager, Julius , known to my father and grandfather as "Uncle Jule", disobeyed his father, by firing a gun in the barn that had he had been told to leave alone. His father is my great great grandfather, Charles Rothrock, listed here as the head of the family. Fearing his father's wrath, Julius ran away, and was never heard from again by anyone in the immediate family until the 1930's, when he appeared at the doorstep of my Grandfather Rominger's house. Although very young at the time, my father still remembers the stranger at the door. As it turned out, Julius had moved to Virginia, changed his name to Fry, (Frey), which had been his mother's maiden name. (Lydia Frey.) To this day, his direct descendants go by the surname of Fry.