Johan Nikolaus "Nicholas"1 2 3 Loehr1 2 3
|Birth||1 FEB 18051 3 |
|1 3 |
Werner, Dreierich, Darmstadt, Germany
|Immigrate||29 AUG 1832|
on the ship, "Julioen"
Occupation: Farmer. Living next door to [his father], Nicholas Loehr
next door to son-in-law, Benjamin Dohrmeier, a grocer3
|Death||30 AUG 1899|
Aged: 94.6 years
In U.S. records, Johan Nikolaus Loehr's names is sometimes seen as Nicholas Lear and sometimes "Jr." is added, as well.
The U.S. Census of 1850 shows the family of Johan Loehr living in Clayton, Jefferson County, New York. The spelling of the surname that year was "Lear."
Nicholas Lear Jr., age 44, male, a farmer with property worth $1850, born in Germany
Anna Maria Lear, age 40, female, born in Germany
Elizabeth Lear, age 12, female, born in New York, and had attended school that year
Anna Maria Lear, age 8, female, born in New York, and had attended school that year
George Lear, age 5, male, born in New York, and had attended school that year
Regina Lear, age 1, female, born in New York
John Hattis Lear, age 22, male, born in Germany and illiterate.
Living next door to them was the family of Jacob Lear, age 40, born in Germany, with two children: Mary E. Lear, age 10, born in New York; and Henry, 7, born in New York.
Three Haas families were living nearby: that of Valentin Haas, age 27; George Haas, age 40; and Henry Haas; all born in Germany. Presumably these people are related to Johan Nikolaus Loehr's mother, Anna Maria Birkenstock, who was adopted by either the Birkenstock or Haas families. It is not clear which. However, the fact of these Haas families living nearby is some evidence that perhaps it was actually the Haas family that adopted Anna Maria Birkenstock. More research is needed. A Henry Haas was executor of Johan Nikolas Loehr's will.
One more thing: could the John Hattis Lear, who lived with the family, have actually been a John Haas Lear? What is is relationship to Johan Nicholas Lear's family?
Lou Anne Carr Hager, in a letter to V. Smallwood dated 6 Dec 1990, told that her brother had interviewed Harvey Loehr near LaFargeville and that he stated Rowena Lower [John Nicholas' daughter] was his aunt. [He said], too, that John Nicholr Loehr "became feeble and hard to car for so they put him in the Old Folks Home just outside Watn. [Watertown]". Carr's brother also found that John Nicholas Loehr was admitted in 1897 or 1898. People who died from there were buried in the County Cemetery.