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John G. Mohr

General farming and stock-raising have always engaged the attention of John G. Mohr, who is a resident of Iowa township, Crawford county.

He was born in Jackson county, Iowa, on the 8th of October, 1875, and is a son of Frederick C. and Mary (Kruse) Mohr. The parents were both natives of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where they were married and where their four eldest children were born. In the early '70s they emigrated to the United States, settling in Jackson county, Iowa, moving from there to Clinton county, where they resided for a time.

In 1892 they again changed their habitation, this time locating on a farm on section 2, Iowa township, Crawford county. After cultivating this place for nine years they removed one-half mile north, where the father continued to reside until he retired from active labor. He now makes his home with his son George C. Six children were born unto Mr. and Mrs. Frederick C. Mohr: Otto, who is a resident of Iowa township, making his home with our subject; Maggie, the wife of Fred Renfeldt, of Manilla, Iowa; Peter, of Ute, Iowa; C. D., who is living in Iowa township, south of our subject; John G.; and George C., also of Iowa township, living north of his brother, John G. The mother passed away in October, 1903.

John G. Mohr was reared at home, acquiring his education in the district schools and remaining a member of the paternal household until the retirement of his father, when he removed to the place where he has ever since resided. His homestead contains about ninety acres of fertile land, all of which is under a high state of cultivation. He engages in general farming and the raising of graded stock, in both of which directions his efforts are meeting with very good returns.

On the 21st of September, 1899, Mr. Mohr was united in marriage to Miss Ida M. Lage, a native of Germany, and they have become the parents of three children: Freddie, Lena and Raymond.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Mohr are affiliated with the Lutheran church and in politics he is a democrat. He is an industrious, hard-working man and is confining all of his efforts to the development of his property, the returns from which are abundantly rewarding his endeavors.

Source: History of Crawford County, Iowa. Vol. II. Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1911.