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John R. Bohan (b. 07 Dec 1824, d. Nov 1886)John R. Bohan (son of Michael Bohan Sr. and Annastasia Russell) was born 07 Dec 1824 in College Hill, Ireland, and died Nov 1886 in Wisconsin.He married Mary Sullivan on 1852.
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from The Cedarburn News, Nov. 17, 1886 (SHS P68-672)
"A terrible Accident to Hon. John R. Bohan, killing him instantly on Saturday Evening last"
While on his way home from the city Mr. John R. Bohan in crossing the railroad track on Saturday evening last was run over and instantly killed, the wheels passing over his neck and part of the head.He was very short-sighted and by reason of an accident in Milwaukee whereby his spine got hurt, could move but very slowly so that he must either not have seen the train approaching or had no time to get out of the way when discovering its nearness.
Mr. Bohan was born in Ireland at "College Hill" near Templemore, Tipperary County on the 7th day of Dec. 1824 and therefore had nearly completed his 62nd year.He had received a good school and seminary education at home, and when 22 years old he came to the United States with his parents, first settling on a farm at Hartford in Washington County in this State.
In the year 1852 he was elected clerk of the board of supervisors of old Washington county and after the county division in 1853 remained in the same position at Port Washington as the clerk of the board of Ozaukee County to which office was in 1864 and 1866 reelected.He served as a member of the Assembly in 1859 and 1872 and was elected to the Senate in 1862.He was elected clerk of court in 1865 and 1867 and held various other local offices.
He purchased the Ozaukee County Advertiser some 30 years ago and transferred the paper to his son Michael in 1884.His health was broken by an accident happening to him in Milwaukee, where he fell down from the side walk into a cellar over ten years ago.His sight was poor, he having but one eye, but the place was carelessly left open and the city would have been liable for damages if suit had ever been brought, but the poor success of E. Fox Cook in a similar action, deterred him to prosecute his claim for damages.A brother of the deceased, Michael Bohan Esq. and well known in the State, now resides at West Bend.We shall miss our old friend John very much and always made it a point to see him when at Port Washington, receiving many visits from him in return.He leaves a widow and two more children besides the oldest son Michael, who now publishes the Advertiser.The family have our deepest sympathy in their sudden bereavement.May the earth prove a light covering over his remain
August 23, 1877
Port Washington, Ozaukee, Wisconsin
copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/newsarticles/1877/August.html
"A County Convention for the County of Ozaukee to elect delegates to represent said county in the State Convention to be held at Fond du Lac on the 26th day of September 1877, will be held at the house of John SIMON in the town of Grafton on the 20th day of September 1877 at 2 o'clock P.M. Each town will be entitled to three delegates.
Richard MOONEY, William FITZGERALD, Charles SCHLOEGEL, Christian ROSSART, John MILLER, John R. BOHAN Chairman, Anthony AHLHAUSER, Secretary."
"Proceedings of the Democrat County Committee --
At a special meeting of the Democratic County Committee held at the house of Mr. Anthony AHLHAUSER in the Village of Saukville on the 18th day of August, 1877, pursuant to notice by the members of the said Committee for the purpose of filling the vacancy caused by the death of hon. E. H. JANSSEN as member from the town of Cedarburg and also to elect a chairman of said committee. Meeting organized by electing John R. BOHAN Chairman pro term and Anthony AHLHAUSER Secretary. On motion, Wm. FITZGERALD was elected as a member of said County Committee for the town of Cedarburg, to fill vacancy, on motion John R. BOHAN was elected as chairman of the County Committee, on motion it was resolved that a County convention to elect delegates to represent the County in the State Convention at Fond du Lac will be held in the Village of Grafton at the house of John SIMON on the 20th day of September 1877 at 2 o'clock P.M. On motion it was resolved that each town be entitled to three delegates in said convention. On motion meeting adjourned."
copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/newsarticles/1880/April.html
"The committee made its selection of candidates by ballot without any electioneering; no one being proposed for any office, and not knowing if any of those they might select would accept the nomination, and jointly and severally agreeing to support the ticket put in nomination.
The committee reported to the caucus the following nominations: Supervisors Lyman MORGAN, chairman, J. M. SCHMIT, John NEUENS; Town Clerk, R. C. KANN; Town Treasurer, J. B. ADAM; Assessor, John SCHINKGEN; Justices of the Peace, John R. BOHAN, L. TOWSLEY; Constables, Nic WEIS, J. P. WEICKER, Frank A. NIESEN.
The report was fully approved by the caucus, which then adjourned.
August MEYER, Sec'y of the Committee, April 2, 1880"
copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/newsarticles/1883/June.html
"Friend BOHAN of the Advertiser is a good guesser; he "puts this and that together" and comes to the correct conclusion. The Advertiser has always treated us kindly, even when we were, as he supposed, on the wrong side of the house. We allude to the time when the democratic party had left us. Port Washington ought to remember among other services rendered by Mr. BOHAN, that he, while chairman of the town, saved them over $30,000 -- by refusing to sign the railroad bonds. There ought to be gratitude among the people that they should overlook little things, and sustain him handsomely in his old age, having spent the best part of his life for the advance and growth of the city."
copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/biographies/Port.html
"HON. JOHN R. BOHAN, editor and publisher Port Washington Advertiser, was born at College Hill, near Templemore, County of Tipperary, Ireland, Dec. 7, 1824, after which he studied the Latin and Greek languages, and also learned engineering. In 1846, he emigrated to the United States, and first settled with his parents at Hartford, Washington Co., where he helped to clear the land and taught school. In 1852, was elected Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Washington Co., and the new county of Ozaukee being organized therefrom, he remained Clerk of the latter until 1858; was a member of the Assembly in 1859, elected to the Senate in 1862, served as Clerk of the Court from January, 1865, to January, 1869, and, in the fall of 1871, was again elected to the Assembly. Has also held various local offices. In 1858, he purchased a one-third interest in the Port Washington Advertiser, and the year following purchased his partner's interest, and published the paper alone until 1865, when he took in F.J. Mills as a partner, and continued the paper under the firm name of Bohan & Mills until 1869, since which time Mr. Bohan has been sole proprietor. He married in 1852, to Miss Mary Sullivan, a native of Vermont; they have seven children living - Michael, Eunice, Matie, John, George Stanley, Frank and Maude."
1880 Ozaukee County Census shown on http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/censusrecords/1880Portpg1.html
shows John R. Bohan, age 57, born in Ireland, wife Mary Bohan age 44, born in Eastern Canada, son Michael Bohan, age 26, born in Wisconsin, son Frank Bohan, age 18, born in Wisconsin, daughter Mattie Bohan, age 16, born in Wisconsin, son John Bohan, age 13, born in Wisconsin, son George S. Bohan, age 9, born in Wisconsin, daughter Maud Bohan, age 6, born in Wisconsin.
1870 Ozaukee County Census shown on
shows John R. Bohan, age blank, born in Ireland, wife Mary Bohan age 34, born in Virginia, son Michael Bohan, age 17, Ella, 14, Emma, 11,born in Wisconsin, son Frank Bohan, age 8, born in Wisconsin, daughter Mary, age 5, age 16, born in Wisconsin, son John Bohan, age 3, born in Wisconsin.
1860 Ozaukee County Census shown on http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/censusrecords/1860Portpg2.html
shows John R. Bohan, age 39, born in Ireland, wife Mary Bohan age 24, born in Canada, son Michael Bohan, age 6, Ellen, 4, Emma, 9/12,born in Wisconsin.
copied from http://www.rootsweb.com/~wiozauke/newsarticles/1887/April.html
"I presume the editor of the Zeitung and the unknown taxpayer from Thiensville intended to call the attention of the people to the fact that I was the cause, that $20 were disallowed on each of bill No. 75 and 76, as presented by Dr. SMITH and Dr. QUINLAN, for their attendance at an inquest held over the body of the late J. R. BOHAN."
Member in the Old Settler's Club of 1873 - p. 3 of vol. 26, no. 3 January 1980 NSGS Newsletter.
History of Washington & Ozaukee County
"taught school in Merton as early as 1847 and in Erin in 1848 & 1849"
More About John R. Bohan and Mary Sullivan:
Children of John R. Bohan and Mary Sullivan are:
- +Mary G. Bohan, b. 04 Jun 1864, Port Washington, Wisconsin, d. 27 Mar 1930, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Michael G. Bohan, b. 20 Jul 1853, Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, d. 22 Nov 1912, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Ellen Bohan, d. date unknown.
- Emma Bohan, d. date unknown.
- Frank J. Bohan, b. 1862, d. 30 Dec 1900, Chicago, IL.
- John Bohan, b. 1867, d. 28 Mar 1926, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- George S. Bohan, b. 1871, d. date unknown.
- Maud Bohan, b. 1874, d. date unknown.