Biography of Joseph A. Bohn
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Joseph A. Bohn is one of the progressive and highly successful business men of Oswego, where he is vice president and general manager of the Ames Iron Works Division of Pierce, Butler & Pierce Manufacturing Corporation. He was born at Dunkirk, N. Y., March 3, 1889, the son of Nicholas and Caroline (Bird) Bohn.

Nicholas Bohn, who retired in 1928, is a well known resident of Dunkirk, N. Y. He was born in that city and in early life was the proprietor of a meat business. In 1899 he became interested in the hotel business and was the owner and manager of the St. Nicholas Hotel until his retirement in 1928. Mr. Bohn is a Republican, a member of the Catholic Church, and a charter member of B. P. O. Elks, Dunkirk. His wife died in 1914.

To Mr. and Mrs. Bohn were born three children: 1. Joseph A., the subject of this sketch. 2. Julia, lives at home. 3. Frances, married Eugene Murphy, lives at Dunkirk.

After his graduation from the parochial schools of Dunkirk, Joseph A. Bohn attended Canisius College, Buffalo, and Bryant & Stratton Business College. He spent a year in the employ of the New York Central Railroad, two years with the South Shore Natural Gas Company at Dunkirk, and ten years with the United States Light & Heat Corporation at Niagara Falls. Mr. Bohn came to Oswego in 1919 as cost accountant for the Ames Iron Works, later became production manager, and in 1929 was elected vice president and general manager of the company.

In 1919 Mr. Bohn was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Mahoney of Niagara Falls, N. Y., the daughter of James J. Mahoney. Mr. Mahoney, deceased, was Democratic State Committeeman for many years and was popularly known as "Big Jim" Mahoney. Mr. and Mrs. Bohn have a daughter, Mary Ann, born at Oswego, May 12, 1929.

Mr. Bohn is a member of the Catholic Church and belongs to the Knights of Columbus, Elks Lodge, Fortnightly Club, Oswego City Club, and Oswego Yacht Club. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce.

The family residence at 143 East Seventh Street, Oswego, was built in 1930. Mr. Bohn's greatest recreation is riding and he is the owner of several fine saddle horses, one of which took first prize at the Fort Ontario Horse Show in 1930.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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