Of Adam Barr, One of the Pioneer Residents of ThsiCounty, --Died
who was born in Berlin, Germany, October 9, 1821, died Wednesday evening at the
home of his son-in-law, in Robinson
came to America, with his parrents, in 1932.For many years he lived near Polo.Two sons and a daughter survive.
will be held Sunday afternoon at from the late residence, the Rev. Watkins,
pastor of the Greenville Christian
in Forest Hill cemetery.
Piqua Daily Call
November 8, 1910
THE LATE ADAM BARR
Was Well known and Highly
Esteemed German Citizen.
a native of Germany died at the
home of his son-in-law John Catterlin in Robinson avenue on
was born in Swertzenberg Germany, Oct. 9, 1821.He came to this country with his parents
during his infancy.His parents died in
a few months after reaching America.As there were no orphans’ home at that time,
the township, trustees bound him out to a Mr. Caldwell, who died a short time
that a Mr. Brandon should take charge of him.He lived with the Brandon family until he sas
nineteen years of age, when he started out to earn his own living, working for
two or three dollars per month.During
these boyhood days of hardship he united with the Christian Church at Piqua, O. and was
On Nov. 20, 1850, he was
married to Miss Mary Jane Cron of Piqua, by Ref.
Gaddis, pastore of the MethodistChurch.To their union were born six children, four
of whom are living; N. W., and L. C. Barr, Carrie M. Clark and MamieCatterlin, and six
grandchildren of whom three are living.They moved to ShelbyCounty in 1852,
and cleared a small spot and built a cabin.By hard work and strict economy they cleard the farm where they lived until 1903 when Mrs. Barr
departed this life.Mr. Barr then lived in Polo, O. for a period of five years and
finally came to Piqua, O. where he spent the last two years of his life.He was in failing health for the last five
years, and as the end came near, he said he was ready,
and finally departed this life November 2, 1910, being 89 years, and 23 days of
Mr. Barr was a gentleman of sterling worth, and was regarded as a
good, kind, husgand and father.He was a good citizen, and by his death Piqua has lost a
friend and an enterprising man.He was a
man who never lost the dignity of manner which was native to him.He was delighted in the society of his
friends and the exercise of hospitality, was to him not only a pleasure, but
almost a sacred duty.
The family of D.D., Catterlin express their
thanks to friends and neighbors for many kindnesses extended during their