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Biography of Louis H. Rohr

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Louis H. Rohr, an attorney of Burlington, Racine County, Wisconsin, was born on a farm in the town of Franklin, Milwaukee Bounty, Wisconsin, on the 25th day of April, 1864, and is a son of Jacob Rohr, a native of Switzerland, who came to this country with his parents in the year 1832, the family settling in Rochester, New York, where he grew to manhood and married Sophia Roehrig, a native of Prussia. In 1857 they moved to Wisconsin and purchased a farm, whereon Louis H. Rohr was born. In 1866 the family moved to the town of Raymond, Racine county, where. Louis H. Rohr grew to manhood, acquiring his education in the public schools of this state. He afterward taught school, studied law and was admitted to the bar of Wisconsin in 1892, and formed a law partnership with the Hon. Thomas M. Kearney, at Burlington. In 1893 the partnership was dissolved, Mr. Kearney removing to Racine and Mr. Rohr continuing in the practice of the law at Burlington, where he has gained a gratifying measure of success, having been engaged as counsel on one side or the other in most of the important litigation arising in the western part of Racine County.

Besides being actively engaged in the practice of the law, Mr. Rohr has at various times become interested in many of the important business and manufacturing interests in his city and county. and is now a director and vice president of the Bank of Burlington, one of the largest and soundest financial banking institutions in Racine County; he is also one of the founders and is a director and the secretary and treasurer of the Wisconsin Condensed Milk Company, the largest and most important manufacturing corporation in Burlington; he is also a director and secretary of the Burlington Brass Works. a large brass foundry located at Burlington, in all of which institutions he is financially interested. On the 23d of November, 1893, Mr. Rohr was united in marriage to Miss Ella Davis, of Milwaukee, a daughter of Charles M. Davis, a well known lake captain. To Mr. and Mrs. Rohr has been born a son. Charles Davis Rohr, who is now a student at Beloit College.

Mr. Rohr supports the candidates and measures of the Republican Party, as he believes its policies to be based upon sound principles of government, and he has served as city attorney and as a member of the school board but has not been a candidate for other office. He is identified with the Masonic lodge, chapter and commandery and the beneficent teachings of the craft find expression in his life. He has always remained a careful student of matters relating to jurisprudence and also of subjects of general interest and has an unusually fine library which affords him much enjoyment. He has not only gained recognition as an able and conscientious member of the bar but he has also gained a high place in the regard of his fellow citizens, because of his willingness to work for the general good.


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