Biography of John Kuhhorn
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JOHN KUHHORN - One of the older residents of The Bronx, who has had a hand in the upbuild lag, who has been identified with many of its civic organizations, and whose father was also identified with its growth since 1851, is John Kuhhorn. He is the son of John and Sophia Kuhhorn, and was born in The Bronx, November 17, 1862, at Third Avenue and One Hundred and Sixty sixth Street, within a block of his present residence. John Kuhhorn, Sr., was a pioneer shoe merchant in The Bronx, establishing his business here in 1851. He also erected a great many houses on East One Hundred and Sixty sixth Street, between Franklin and Boston Road. He retired from active business cares in 1890, but lived only two years to enjoy his freedom, passing away in 1892, mourned by all who had known him.

John Kuhhorn received his education in the Old Morrisania School. After school days were over he learned the carpenter's and builder's trade from his father, and has been most successfully identified with this business all of his life, with the exception of several years spent in military service. He enlisted April 6, 1882, in the First Cavalry, United States, Troop A, and served during the Indian disturbances, receiving his honorable discharge, January 10, 1887. He is treasurer of the Old Timers' Club, and is a member of the First Congregational Church.

John Kuhhorn married, February 19, 1888, in The Bronx, Augusta Lohmeyer, whose parents are deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kuhhorn are the parents of the following children: 1. Augusta S., born December 7, 1888. 2. Louise A., born August 27, 1897. 3. John G., born May 19, 1899; married, and has two daughters, Gladys and Ruth. 4. Arthur H., born June 10, 1903.

From:
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927


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