John W. Ahrens born: 1871 in Ashford/Plato, Cattaraugus County, New York, was the son of Johann Freidrich Joachim Ahrens (Fred),Born: 1836 in Benthof, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. Died: 1918 in Ashford/Plato, N.Y. Buried:Plato Cemetery, Ashford, New York. Married: Fredericka (Reke) nee? Born: 1839 in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany. She died in 1922 in Plato, New York. Buried: with husband in Plato Cemetery.Immigrated in 1864 I believe.There farm was located on the hills between Ashford and Plato, New York.They had several children besides John W.