Immaculate Conception - Wexford
1416 Great River Rd ~ Lansing, IA 52151
Pastor: Rev. John Moser

John S Bohrer


John Sebastian Bohrer
Born: February 28,1828 in Canton Solothurn, Switzerland
Died: January 19, 1908 at the age of 79
Married: Ann Taft (Kelly) in 1853

Parents: Jacob & Anna Maria Bohrer

Jacob (Jake)
Mary married Matthias Hurm
Florence Frederick married Ellen Murphy Buttsmore
Victor married Mary Ann Murphy

Joseph (1854-1936) married Mary Ellen Ryan 

John Francis (06/18/1863 - 11/12/1923) married Mary Ann Mooney

Mary (Sister Pia, FSPA) 8/5/1859 - 12/31/1910

(Sister Vincentia, FSPA), 6/10/1865 - 7/13/1884

Kathryn (Kate) (2/28/1870 - 11/11/1940) married Thomas Whalen

John Sebastian Bohrer was the son of Jacob and Anna Maria Bohrer. He was born in Switzerland and came to America with his parents and siblings when he was 24.

Feb. 28, 1828 - Jan. 19,1908

Allamakee Journal
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1908


All that was mortal of this grand old patriarch of Lafayette was consigned to the tomb in Wexford cemetery Monday morning and the universal verdict of all who knew him is that a good man has gone to his reward. Mr. Bohrer died at the home of his son Joseph in this city Sunday evening. He had suffered two strokes of paralysis. Deceased was a native of Switzerland but came to America when quite young and had resided in this country for over half a century, all of that time but about two years being spent on a farm in Lafayette township. He was kind and charitable and no one could be more generally esteemed by his fellowman. A widow and two sons, Jos. of this city and John of Lafayette, and one daughter, Sister Pia of St. Clara's convent, LaCrosse, survive him. The widow is also ailing and very near death's door. The funeral yesterday morning from Wexford church was largely attended.

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Source: Allamakee Journal; Family History; 1870, 1895 Us Census

Three generations of Bohrers about 1900
Mike Mullarkey (Hired hand - neighbor), John S. Bohrer, Annie Bohrer, Mary Ann (Mooney) Bohrer holding Marguerite (Bohrer) Curran, John Francis Bohrer (son of John S & Ann)
Front row: William, Roselle, and cousin Harry Bohrer.
Harry, son of Joseph Bohrer, was being raised by his grandparents, John S. and Annie after his mother's death in 1892