Biography of J. W. Kahle, Jr.
Forest County, PA Biographies





J. W. KAHLE, JR., of the firm of Kahie Bros. & Co., Marienville, was born in Clarion county, Penn., March 31, 1858, a son of J. W. and Ann (Cheers) Kahie. His father, who was a prominent man in Huntirigdon county, Penn., finally settled in Clarion county, where he took an active part in Democratic politics, representing the county in the legislature in 1878 and 1879. J. W. Kahle, Jr., is the sixth in a family of eight living children, and received a good education, finishing in Allegheny College. Meadville, Penn., after which he engaged in oil producing in Venango and Warren counties, in company with his brothers, D. P. and J. C. The firm began operations in Marienville in January, 1888. and were successful in finding a good gas well. They immediately organized a plant, and have since supplied the town with gas. Mr. Kahie married in 1885, Miss Sadie Henry, of Clarion county, and they have two children: Wayne and CaribeL Mr. Kahie is a member of the Sons of Temperance, and of the Evangelical Church; he is a Democrat in politics.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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