ADOLPH F. LOEHR. For a period of more than fifty years the name of Loehr has been prominently and successfully identified with the business and commercial activities of Carlinville. Adolph F. Loehr, one of the capable representatives of the family, was born in this city on the 19th of August, 1860, and is a son of John C. and Fredericka (Knabner) Loehr. The parents are both natives of Germany, whence they emigrated to the United States locating in the vicinity of St. Louis in 1852. There the father who has been a farmer in the old country, engaged in market gardening for several years. Coming to Carlinville he engaged in business, later establishing a dry goods store which he conducted until his retirement. When he withdrew from commercial activities in 1908 he had been in business for fifty years. He is now living retired at the age of eighty-four while Mrs. Loehr is eighty-one.
Adolph F. Loehr was reared at home acquiring his early education in the schools of Carlinville after which he attended the Lutheran high school of St. Louis. After the completion of his education he entered his father's store and in 1886 was made a partner in the business. After the retirement of Mr. Loehr the son continued the business alone until June, 1910, when he disposed of it. For the past ten years he has been manager of the Macoupin County Telephone & Telegraph Co., to the interests of which he now devotes his entire time, as he also discharges the duties of secretary and treasurer. Mr. Loehr is identified with various enterprises of Carlinville, and is a stockholder and director of the Loan & Building Association. His various undertakings have netted him good returns and he is the owner of valuable business and residence property here.
Never having married Mr. Loehr continues to make his home with his parents. He votes with the democratic party, while fraternally he is identified with the Masonic order. Mr. Loehr is a public-spirited and progressive citizen and represented at one time his ward in the city council.