John Lahr

1 November 1848–27 January 1933 (Age 84)
Warwick Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Lahr was born on 1 November 1848, in Warwick Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, David Lahr, was 27 and his mother, Evanna Landis, was 22. He married Hannah Etta Weidner on 23 December 1874, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Springport, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 27 January 1933, in Warwick Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Warwick Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Lahr
Hannah Etta Weidner
Marriage: 23 December 1874
Flora Belle Lahr
Arthur Lahr
Bertha E Lahr
Rosa Pearl Lahr

Spouse and Children


    Hannah Etta Weidner


23 December 1874
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents and Siblings

    David Lahr


    Evanna Landis




    James Lahr


    Porter David Lahr


    Sarah Lahr



    Mary Lahr


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 15

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 29

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name from any of several places so named, from Old High German (h)lār ‘grazing area’. 2. in the Lower Rhine area, from a short form of the saint's name Hilarius ( see Hillary ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Lahr in household of David Lahr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Lake in household of Saml Lake, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Laht in household of Samuel Laht, "United States Census, 1850"

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