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LOHRs from Somerset Co., PA that I know about

Christine Finecy (View posts)
Posted: 27 Aug 1999 11:32AM GMT
Here is the extent of my knowledge of the LOHR family of Somerset Co., PA and their decendants in the 1800s.

I am anxious to find out more about the family. Any information anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.


First Generation
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1. George LOHR.

He married Barbara MILLER.
They had the following children:

2 i. George LOHR II

Second Generation
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2. George LOHR II. Son of George LOHR Barbara MILLER. Died in Somerset Co., PA.

He married Susan BOWMAN, daughter of Peter BOWMAN Mary HORNER. Born 31 December 1811.
They had the following children:

3 i. Franklin LOHR
ii. George LOHR III;
4 iii. Mary LOHR
5 iv. Susanna LOHR
6 v. John J. LOHR
vi. Benjamin LOHR; Born in Somerset Co., PA. Died in Vancouver, WA.
vii. Hiram LOHR; Born in Somerset Co., PA.
viii. Rachel LOHR; Born in Somerset Co., PA. Died in PA.

She married ? HERSHBERGER.

ix. Henry LOHR; Born 1849 in Somerset Co., PA. Died 1909 in Kemon,
Madera Co., CA.

He married Eva ?.

7 x. William LOHR

Third Generation
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3. Franklin LOHR. Son of George LOHR II Susan BOWMAN. Born 27 June 1834 in
Somerset Co., PA. Died 19 May 1929 in Lebanon, Lebanon Co., OH. Buried 23 May 1929 in Beulah, Polk Co., NB.

He married Mary SHANKS, April 1856 in Shanksville, Somerset Co., PA.
They had the following children:

i. Lincoln LOHR
ii. Charles LOHR
iii. Carrie LOHR
iv. Georgia LOHR
v. S. LOHR

4. Mary LOHR. Daughter of George LOHR II Susan BOWMAN. Born 24 August 1838 in
Somerset Co., PA. Died 15 December 1915 in Silver Creek, Polk Co., NB. Buried 22
December 1915 in Beulah Cem., Polk Co., NB.

She first married William SWORTWOOD.

She second married Alexander SHANK, son of Daniel SHANK (Rev.) Eva KELLER, 26
March 1857 in Buckstown, Somerset Co., PA. Born 7 February 1836 in Shanksville,
Somerset Co., PA. Died 13 January 1896 in Florence, CO. Buried 15 January 1896 in
Beulah Cem., Polk Co., NE.

Settled in Polk Co., NE.

They had the following children:

i. W. R. SHANK
ii. Suria SHANK
iii. Emma Jane SHANK
iv. Charles Lincoln SHANK
v. Susan A. SHANK
vi. Elmira SHANK
vii. Daniel SHANK
viii. Harmon SHANK
ix. Eva SHANK
x. John Edward SHANK
xi. George SHANK
xii. Ralph Franklyn SHANK
xiii. Fredrick SHANK

5. Susanna LOHR. Daughter of George LOHR II Susan BOWMAN. Born 17 July 1842 in
Shanksville, Somerset Co., PA. Died 25 May 1934 in Osceola, Polk Co., NB. Buried in
Osceola, Polk Co., NB.

She married Joshua FINECY, son of William FINECY Catherine BRANT, 10 March 1864 in
Somerset Co., PA. Born 5 May 1844 in Somerset Co., PA. Died in Beulah, Polk Co., NB. Occupation storekeeper; fought for PA in Civil War.

Joshua enlisted in Company D, 133rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on Aug. 5, 1862 at the age of 18. In Washington, DC, his company was assigned to the Army of the Potomac. He participated in the Battle of Fredricksburg under the command of General A. E. Burnsides and was afterward confined to the hospital with measles. On the experation of his term of enlistment he was discharged May 26, 1863. On 26 Sept. 1863, he was drafted into Company I, 52nd PA Vol. Infantry. He joined his regiment at Morris Island, where he remained until after Sherman captured Charleston, where he was on picket duty for eight days. He went to Beaufort, SC by boat, then to Goldsboro, NC. He later joined Sherman's army at Raleigh, NC. He was mustered out at Salisbury, NC and finally discharged June
23, 1865, having never been wounded or captured.

Joshua took his family from PA to IL to NB after the Civil War in a covered wagon. His
mother would not cross the Missouri River until it froze over so, they had to wait until winter.

His farm in Nebraska was located on section 31, township 15, range 3 in Polk County.

Joshua had the first store in Nebraska Territory. It was called the Beulah Store and was in the town of Beulah. There was also a blacksmith shop in the building. The family lived behind the store in the same building.

They had the following children:

i. Eugene Ellsworth FINECY
ii. Ada {Ida} Bertha FINECY
iii. Mary FINECY
iv. Benjamin FINECY
v. John FINECY
vi. Frances FINECY
vii. Florizella FINECY

6. John J. LOHR. Son of George LOHR II Susan BOWMAN. Born 19 May 1844 in
Shanksville, Somerset Co., PA. Died 22 July 1909 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. Buried
28 July 1909 in Beulah, Polk Co., NB.

He married Flora Zell WILCOX, 22 March 1881 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NB.
They had the following children:

i. William Perry LOHR
ii. Caldwell LOHR
iii. Altina Ashley LOHR
iv. Altinus LOHR

7. William LOHR. Son of George LOHR II Susan BOWMAN.

He married Catherine SHANK, daughter of Daniel SHANK (Rev.) Eva KELLER.
They had the following children:

9 i. Harry LOHR
ii. William Jr. LOHR
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Norman Phelps 21 Jun 1999 8:10AM GMT 
Judy Schhooley 29 Jul 1999 12:08PM GMT 
Christine Finecy 31 Jul 1999 10:43PM GMT 
Debra Orner 24 Aug 1999 5:53PM GMT 
Christine Finecy 27 Aug 1999 5:32PM GMT 
Debra Orner 28 Aug 1999 10:55PM GMT 
Christine Finecy 29 Aug 1999 3:18PM GMT 
rlohr23 12 Feb 2007 12:56AM GMT 
Jane (Lohr) Miller 10 Nov 1999 8:27PM GMT 
Cindy Miller 29 Jan 2000 8:41PM GMT 
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