BERNHARD KAHN, who represents Jackson county, was horn in Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, in 1835. He received a
public education, and, at the age of fourteen, engaged in mercantile business.
He emigrated to the United States in April, 1854, and, in 1857, settled in Jackson county, Ohio. He was for two
years a member of the town Council of Jackson. In 1862 he was elected Auditor of Jackson county. In 1865 he associated
himself with the Star Furnace Company, situated in Jackson, in the manufacture of pig-iron, with which he is still
Mr. Kahn was married in 1857 to Miss Dora David.
He was elected to the present House, by the Democratic vote, receiving a majority of seventy, while the county
went one hundred and sixty Republican. He is a member of the standing committees on Public Benevolent Institutions,
Geology, Mines and Mining, Manufactures an(l Commerce, also of the special committee on Redistricting the State.
Biographical Sketches of the
State Officers and of the members
of the Sixtieth General Assembly
of the State of Ohio.
By: W. Sarwin Crabb.
Ohio State Journal Book and Job Rooms.
Columbus, Ohio 1872
Ohio State Officials and the 60th General Assembly
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