Biography of John Ahrens

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JOHN AHRENS is a native of Mecklenburg, Prussia, where he was born in 1826. He came to the United States in 1850, and located first at New Orleans, where he stayed three and a half years. Not liking it there, he removed to Niles Township. where he bought a farm of about a hundred acres. He followed farming till 1873, when he started a saloon at Ahrensí Grove, Niles Township, which he still keeps. He married Mary Klampert in 1850, and has eight children, three sons and five daughters. He is a member of the Lutheran Church. He was Commissioner of Highways for two years, and has held other town offices.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.