A Biography of George Lohr

(Patriot Ancestor of Col. Harry C. Long USAF (RET))


Summary for George LOHR Capt (Rev War)-88

Compiled 16Jun1997

Born on Abt 1750 at Berke or York Co, PA
Died on 1787 at Quemahoning Twp., Somerset Co., PA
Burled on 1787 at Family Cem., QT, S, Co.

Sex: M
ID: 88

Spouse Barbara NAGEL -89
Marriage Date/Place 23 Mar 1773 Lancaster, PA



GEORGE LOHR-REV WAR VET; (88) (1750-1787) George Lower (Lohr) the father of the Lohr Family in America arrived at Philadelphia, PA on 30 Sep 1754 on the ship "Neptune". He met and married his wife, Barbara Nagel (1752-1823), in Lancaster, PA by the minister of the first Reformed Church of Lancaster on 23 March 1773. About a year later their first child, Margaretha, was born and baptized in the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lancaster on 24 Apr 1774. In early 1775, the family left Lancaster and moved to the sparsely populated area beyond the Allegheny Mountains and settled near a place called Jamison's Breast Work Run on the Stoney Creek.

With the start of the American Revolution, the Indians in the Alleghenies started raiding the settlers in the west and George moved his family east to near Humblestown, Derry Township, Lancaster Co., PA. On 27 May 1776, George Lohr joined a company of Associators under Captain Jac. Fridley. From that date on he had a continuous record of service in the various military organizations in Lancaster County. George Lohr served as a private, ensign, and a captain throughout the war.

After the war, George Lohr moved his family to Quemahoning Township, Bedford County, (now Somerset County), PA. Since records show that his widow, Barbara, married Helfrick Thiel in Stoystown, Somerset Co., on 28 Dec 1788, it must assumed that George Lohr died during 1787. In a little plot overlooking the site of his homesite in Quemahoning Township there are several unmarked graves. In one of these graves, marked in the spring of 1950 with a Government Headstone in comemoration of his Revolutionary War Service, lies the remains of a pioneer settler, patriot, and father of the Lohr Clan in America.


Census of Bedford County; 1784; George Lohr; Quemahoning Twp.; family of seven.

Pennsylvania Archives; s6v15 pg 1309; s5v7 pgs 535, 559, 920, 963, 71.

NSSAR Yearbook, PA Society, 1953, pg 444; Josiah Swank.

NSSAR File #123612, Harry C. Long, San Antonio Chapter, TXSSAR.





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