Born October 9, 1811
|ABRAHAM GEHR, farmer, Castle Grove Twp., Sec. 35; P.O. Monticello; was born in Crawford Co., Penn., October 9, 1811. He was married in 1831 to Caroline Cole, of the same county; removed to Lawrence Co. in 1854; in 1855, to Mercer Co.; he removed to Jones Co., Iowa, in the fall of 1864, and bought the farm which he now owns of Horace Gill. Mrs. Gehr died August 12, 1869. Mr. Gehr has four children—Cynthia E. (now Mrs. M. H. Walker), Wilmina D. (now Mrs. Michael Berlin), Almira E. (now Mrs. Edward West), and Mary A. (now Mrs. John Yousy). Mr. Gehr was married to Mrs. Polly A. Hubbard in April. 1874; she was born in Broome Co., N.Y., in 1820; her former husband was Mr. George Hubbard, by whom she had five children, only two of whom reached adult age—Lotte (who married Mr. Joseph Rood, and died in 1870), and Joseph Hubbard (who died in May, 1877).
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 698.
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