Biography of James A. Kuhn
Erie County, NY Biographies

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Kuhn, James A., p. o. Forks, was born in Buffalo, Erie county, N. Y., October 28, 1845, received his education in that city, was clerking at times, but liked farming best, so now he is farming and gardening in Cheektowaga. He was a member of the 187th N. Y. Vols., was wounded at the battle of Hatcher's Run, October 27, 1864. He was always a Republican; was deputy sheriff one term. He has been married twice; his first wife was Mary Johnston; his second wife is Lena Pitz; they have one son, Clarence A. Kuhn. Christian Henry Kuhn, his father, was born in Baden, Germany, in 1801, and was married to Susanna Herzel of the same place. He was a carpenter by trade, and came to America in 1843 with his wife and seven children: Jacob F., Henry, Charles, Martin, William, Julia and Ricka. Nicholas was born in Buffalo; Charles, William and Ricka died, and the rest are all in Buffalo doing business and are well known by almost every one in Erie county. Christopher worked at his trade in Buffalo for some years, then moved on a farm in Cheektowaga, where he died in 1879 at the age of eighty. His wife died in 1886 at the age of eighty six years. The family are members of the German Reformed church. Martin Kuhn was a member of the 14th N.Y. Vols., was three years in the army, was in the first battle of Bull Run and in almost all the rest; during the three years he did not receive a wound nor was he sick.


Source:
Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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