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Paul John, Sr.

Paul John, Sr.

Male 1850 - 1911  (60 years)

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  • Photos
    John, Paul,.Sr. (1850-1911)
    John, Paul,.Sr. (1850-1911)
    Individual photo was taken in Chambersburg, PA, in the late 1880’s, and came from the Pogue/ John Collection by George and Becky Leeper.
    John, Paul, Sr. (1850-1911) & Maria Elizabeth 'Mary' Falkenstein (1854-1897) &  George Paul John, I (1873-1934) &  Mary Eva (twin) John 1879-1936)  &  Rose John (1876-1955) &  Edith E. John (1881-1958) & Charles A. 'Charley' (twin) John (1879-1945) &  A. Charlotte 'Lottie' John (1883-1951) &  Paul R. John, Jr.  (1885-1962) & Minnia T. John (1883-1949)
    John, Paul, Sr. (1850-1911) & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein (1854-1897) & George Paul John, I (1873-1934) & Mary Eva (twin) John 1879-1936) & Rose John (1876-1955) & Edith E. John (1881-1958) & Charles A. "Charley" (twin) John (1879-1945) & A. Charlotte "Lottie" John (1883-1951) & Paul R. John, Jr. (1885-1962) & Minnia T. John (1883-1949)
    Group/ Twins photo of the family of Paul John, Sr. & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein was taken in Chambersburg, PA, in the late 1880’s, and came from the Pogue/ John Collection by George and Becky Leeper. (Question marks show identifications that aren’t positive.) Included (L-R, standing) are George Paul John I & A. Charlotte "Lottie" John (?) & Rose John Gable & Mary Eva (twin) John Phillippy (?) & Charles A. "Charley" (twin) John. Included (L-R, seated) are Edith E. John Potter & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein John & Paul R. John, Jr. & Paul John Sr. & Minnia T. John Myers (?).
    John, Paul Sr. (1850-1911)
    John, Paul Sr. (1850-1911)
    Individual photo (photocopy) was taken in Chambersburg, PA, about 1910. This picture came from the Pogue/ John Collection by George and Becky Leeper.
    John, Paul Sr. (1850-1911), & Rose John (1876-1955), & George Paul John I  (1873-1934).
    John, Paul Sr. (1850-1911), & Rose John (1876-1955), & George Paul John I (1873-1934).
    Group photo (photocopy) was taken in Chambersburg, PA, about 1910. This picture came from the Pogue/ John Collection by George and Becky Leeper.
    John, A. Charlotte 'Lottie' (1882-1951) & Paul R. John, Jr. (1885-1962)  & Mary Eva (twin) John  (1879-1936) & Edith E. John  (1881-1958) & Charles A. 'Charley' (twin) John (1879-1945) & Rose John (1876-1955) & Paul R. John, Sr. (1850-1911) & Minnia T. “Minnie” John (1983-1949) & George Paul John I (1873-1934)
    John, A. Charlotte "Lottie" (1882-1951) & Paul R. John, Jr. (1885-1962) & Mary Eva (twin) John (1879-1936) & Edith E. John (1881-1958) & Charles A. "Charley" (twin) John (1879-1945) & Rose John (1876-1955) & Paul R. John, Sr. (1850-1911) & Minnia T. “Minnie” John (1983-1949) & George Paul John I (1873-1934)
    Group photo was taken in Chambersburg, PA, about 1910. This picture came from the Pogue/ John Collection by George and Becky Leeper. Included (L-R, standing) are A. Charlotte "Lottie" John & Paul R. John, Jr. & Mary Eva (twin) John Phillipy & Edith E. John Potter. Included (L-R, sitting) are Charles A. "Charley" (twin) John & Rose John Gable & Paul R. John, Sr. & Minnia T. “Minnie” John Myers & George Paul John I.
    John, Paul, Sr. (1850-1911) & Edith E. John (1881-1958) & Rose John (1876-1955)
    John, Paul, Sr. (1850-1911) & Edith E. John (1881-1958) & Rose John (1876-1955)
    Business photo of the McGrath Hotel in Chambersburg, PA, was taken prior to the hotel being run by Paul John, Sr., & Edith E. John Potter & Rose John Gable. In 1881 Paul John, Sr., bought The McGrath Hotel, which by that time had been renamed the American Hotel, located at the corner of Queen and Second Street. This he named the FRANKLIN HOUSE. In 1892 he remodeled it and named it the HOTEL JOHN.

    Documents
    John, Paul, Sr.: Prussian Passport for Paul John, Sr. (1850-1911)
    John, Paul, Sr.: Prussian Passport for Paul John, Sr. (1850-1911)
    Prussian Passport entitled PASSPORT FOR OTHER LANDS came from George and Becky Leeper. Information on the passport includes Paul John, Sr.’s immigration date of 1868.
    John, Paul, Sr. & Maria Elizabeth 'Mary' Falkenstein: United States of America Passport for Paul John, Sr. (1850-1911) & Maria Elizabeth 'Mary' Falkenstein (1854-1897)
    John, Paul, Sr. & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein: United States of America Passport for Paul John, Sr. (1850-1911) & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein (1854-1897)
    United States of America Passport came from George and Becky Leeper. This passport for Paul John, Sr. & Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein John was issued four months prior to Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein John’s death.

    Headstones
    John,  Paul (1850-1911)
    John, Paul (1850-1911)
    Paul John (1850-1911); Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA, USA. Photo was taken by David R. Clark, M.D.

  • Name Paul John 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 20 May 1850  Peitz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Apr 1911  PA; burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0039  forneyclark
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 

    Father CHARLES JOHN(S), Sr.,   b. 6 Apr 1821, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1898, PA; burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother ROSAMOND ESTA "ROSE" WILDOV,   b. 3 Dec 1826, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1907, PA; burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F0017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Elizabeth "Mary" Falkenstein,   b. 9 Jun 1854, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1897, PA; burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1872  Second Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Paul John, I,   b. 22 Sep 1873, PA; lived in Chambersburg, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, PA; burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     2. Rose John,   b. Nov 1876,   d. 1955, Burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
     3. Charles A. "Charley" (twin) John,   b. May 1879,   d. 1945, Burial: Lincoln Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Mary Eva (twin) John,   b. May 1879,   d. 1936  (Age ~ 56 years)
     5. Edith E. John,   b. Feb 1881, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     6. A. Charlotte "Lottie" John,   b. 7 Sep 1882,   d. 14 Dec 1951, PA; burial: Cedar Grove Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Minnia T. John,   b. Nov 1883, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Burial: Norland Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     8. Paul R. John, Jr.,   b. Mar 1885,   d. 1962, Burial: Lincoln Cem., Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F0016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ********
      Source:
      Biographical Annals of Franklin County Pennsylvania, The Genealogical Publishing Co., Chicago, 1905. pg. 614-615.

      "Born May 26, 1850, in Peitz, Germany, Paul John emigrated to the US in 1868, disembarking in NY. He went to Pittsfield, Mass. and was a wool finisher in a mill. He came to Chambersburg, PA, in 1869 and became a foreman in the finishing department of a Chambersburg woolen mill. He married Mary Falkenstein on October 10, 1871. In 1873 he went into the saloon business on Main Street in Chambersburg for a period of three years. In 1881 he bought the American Hotel at the corner of Queen and Second Street. This he named the FRANKLIN HOUSE. In 1892 he remodeled it and named it the HOTEL JOHN. This hotel was fully supplied with all modern appliances, including electric light, gas, bathrooms, telephones, etc, and in connection with the bar, there was an excellent restaurant. This hotel enjoyed a wide-spread popularity, and was a fine source of income to the genial host.

      Mr. John was a member of George Washington Lodge, of the Mystic Shrine, and of the I.O.O.F. He was a Republican, although he never aspired to any political office. He tore down the old residence adjoining his hotel and erected on the 200 foot lot a handsome double dwelling house, well equipped and with all modern improvements. The John family was an honored one in this vicinity, and the sons and daughters grew up to be a credit to the parents who bore and reared them. "
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      Source:
      US 1880 Census of Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania:
      Paul JOHNS Self M Male W 30 PRUSSIA Keeps Resteraunt PRUSSIA PRUSSIA
      Mary JOHNS Wife M Female W 26 PA Keeps House MICHELSTADT DARMSTADT
      George JOHNS Son S Male W 7 PA At School PRUSSIA PA
      Rose JOHNS Dau S Female W 5 PA PRUSSIA PA
      Mary JOHNS Dau S Female W 1 PA PRUSSIA PA
      Charley JOHNS Son S Male W 1 PA PRUSSIA PA

      Source:
      *http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=john&GSiman=1&GScid=580919&GRid=107573883&********
      Public Opinion, April 14, 1910 and Annie & Me (but mostly me)
      Paul John
      Birth: May 26, 1850
      Death: Apr. 13, 1911
      Paul John died at Hotel John after an illness which extended over some years.
      Heart and kidney dieses complications caused his death.
      Born in Peltz, Germany, he emigrated to the United States in 1868 and came to Chambersburg as a weaver from woolin mill from Pittsfield, Mass. where he'd lived 1 year.
      After a short while in a restaurant business, he bought an old American House/Hotel at 2nd and Queen Sts. in 1881. In 1892 he remodeled it and named it Hotel John.
      He was a Lutheran and member of George Washington Lodge F & A Masons Continental Commendary Knights Templar Mystic Shrine and of Columbus Lodge of Odd Fellows.
      On October 10, 1871 he married the former Mary Falkenstein, who died Oct 18, 1897.
      He is survived by the following children; George, Paul Jr., Charles, Mrs. Rosa Gable, Mrs. Edith Potter, Miss Lotty John and Mrs. Minnie Myers, all of Chambersburg, and Mrs. Phillipy of Brooklyn N. Y.
      Brothers Charles, Emil, and Henry of Chambersburg and Albert and Augustus of Baltimore. A sister; Mrs. Philip Jacoby of Chambersburg also survives.
      Source: Public Opinion, April 14, 1910
      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Mary L. John (1850 - 1937)* (Donna Forney Clark: Paul John. Sr. actually "married the former Mary Falkenstein, who died Oct 18, 1897."
      Children:
      Agusta John Jacoby (1861 - 1931)*
      *Calculated relationship
      Burial:
      Cedar Grove Cemetery
      Chambersburg
      Franklin County
      Pennsylvania, USA
      Created by: Annie & me (but mostly m...
      Record added: Mar 31, 2013
      Find A Grave Memorial# 107573883




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