George J. Lahr, Sr.
submitted by Barbara
Johann Georg Lahr was born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, on
As a young man, he went to medical school in Vienna and became a
Shortly after completing medical school he left Austria and immigrated
to the U.S. in 1849. After short periods of time in New York
where he married, and in Sandusky, Erie Co., OH, he settled permanently
in Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., NY, where he and his wife, Henrietta
Lahr, eventually had four daughters and three sons. He enlisted
the Union Army under the name John G. Lahr in 1861 and served over a
before an honorable discharge in late 1862 due to lung problems.
Upon returning to Allegany he took the permanent name of George J. Lahr
(Sr.) and ran the Lahr Hotel for many years. He also practiced
dentistry, and barbering from his post at the hotel. At the age
of 75 he passed away in Allegany, NY, on 8 Jul 1900. The Lahr
at 11 N. Second St., built around 1857, was razed in the 1930s.
Johann Georg Lahr
Henriette Langohr Lahr,
from Torgau, Kingdom of Saxony,
To Cattaraugus County
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