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Death Of Philip Lohr

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Died, at the family residence, 500 Pactard st., Ann Arbor, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 1398, Pbilip Lohr, aged 78 years. 8 monhs and 18 days. Au honorable, gentle, kindly and upright man, Mr. Lohr was beloved by nis relatives and intímate friends and was highly respected by all who were at all acquainted with him. In his immediate family cirole bis loss will be feit by all. Early last Satnrday morning Mr. Lohr was seized with astioke of paralasis which affeoted the whole of his left side and so affeoted bis power of speech that he could not talk, although be was oonscious of what was goifig on aronnd him np to witbin a few hoars of his death. He had been down town Friday afternoou and was apparetly in bis usual state of bealtb. In the eveuing when he went to retire, however, he oomplained of feeling dizzy and had to bave help in reinoving his clothing. He also staggered somewhat in his gait, but attributed it all to a fit of dizziuess to whiob he was snbjeet. Dr. Georg was snmmuued and he with the members of Mr. Lohr's ianiily did all that was possible for his comfort, bat the shock to his enfeebled system was too great and be paassed quietly away at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. Mr. Lohr was a son of John and Rosanna Lobr, and was boru in Bavaria, Germaoy, May 1, 1819. He oame to America in 1835 and settled in Wayne oounty. There he remained nntil 1853 when tbe removed to Washtenaw county and located in Lodi townehip. Twelve years afterwards he remcved tu his city where he lived for foni years. He tben located on the lárge farm of 295 acres in Pittsfield township, whicb he still owned at the time of his death, remaining there until 16 years ago when he retired froru farm life and oame to end his days in Ann Arbor. Mr. Lobr was always an active, hard working man, but never iiidolged in speculatiou. Id proof of the lattei two incidents in his life may be mentioned. Wheu he flrst oame to Miobigan be worked ont as a farm hand. At the olose of his season's work his eruployer offered hirn 180 acres of land in the then wilds of Illinois for his year's wages. He declined the offer after a trip out west to look the land over and took money instead. The oourt honse iu the oity of Chicago now stands on part of that 180 acres. Later on he had a chance to bny some nortbern Michiagn land for almost nothing bnt deolined and saw the rniues of the Calumet & Heola Co. located on the traot. He was rnarried April 15, 184?, to Mary Ann Baoh, sister of the late Philip Baob, who was bom in Germany, Jnly 15, 1825. April 15 of last year the aged oonple celebartd their golden wedding among their large family of obildrun and other relatives. Their family consisted of 10 children, nine of whom are living as follows: Charles Lohr, of Albion; Henry, of Battle Creek; Mrs. Fied J. Schleede, of Ann Arbor; Albert, nf Marshall; Amos, of Pittsfield; Engene, of Marshall ; Lucinda, Mary and Edwin, who Mve at home. The fnneral services will be held at the family home 500 Packard st., toruorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be oondaoted by Rev. A. L. Nicklas, pastor of Zion Lutheran chnrch, of whiob Mr. and Airs. Lohr have been rnembers for so many years. The interment will be in Foresc Hill oemetery. All the family of children except Charles, who is sick, are here to altend the funeral.