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