John H. Mohr
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/27/2015 at 21:02:44
John A. Mohr was born in Clayton county, Iowa, and in Clayton and Delaware counties lived twenty-six years, during the last few years of which he was largely engaged in manufacturing and bridge building.
He removed to Ponca in September 1881, and has remained here, actively occupied since then. He was engaged in merchandise three and one-half years, and afterwards in 1886, went into the furniture business with James Hobbs.
In 1887, he bought out Mr. Hobbs and has since continued in the same business. During the time, he also built a great number of the excellent bridges which the board of supervisors have wisely supplied the county.
Mr. Mohr was mayor of Ponca during one year, from May, '93, to May, '94, and has been on the school board seven years, all of the time except one year as director and his present term expires two years hence.
He was married in February. 1885, to Maggie I. McKinley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John McKinley of Ponca, and has two children boys.
Mr. Mohr has been very popular with the citizens by reason of his efforts in advocating improvements and enterprises which were beneficial to the city and county. He has done a large and honorable business and his store has an immense stock of goods and a great community of patrons.
~History of Dixon County, Nebraska, 1896; by William Huse, Ponca, Nebraska; pg 177
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