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Louis Buckholz

LOUIS BUCKHOLZ,  general clothier, was born in Prussia, Germany, December 29, 1887, and is a son of Joseph and Rebecca (Loewenstein) Buchholz, natives of Germany. The former died there in 1867, and his widow is a resident of Berlin. Louis was educated in his native land, and in the fall of 1856 immigrated to Warren, Ohio, where he clerked three years. In the autumn of 1859 he started in the clothing business in Ravenna, Ohio, in partnership with the late Jacob Goldstein. In the spring of 1863 he located in Sharon, and has since been one of the leading business men of the borough. Jacob Goldstein continued in partnership with him up to his death, in August, 1882, at which time Mr. Buchholz became sole owner of the business, though still retaining the old firm name of J. Goldstein & Co. Mr. Buchholz was married, July 7, 1864, to Miss Lizzie, daughter of the late William McGilvray, of Sharon. Three children were born of this union: William, Joseph and Edward. His wife died May 14, 1877, and he was again married, June 25, 1884, to Miss Mary, daughter of the late Thomas Clark, one of the early settlers of the valley, whose widow, Mrs. Nancy Clark, resides on the old homestead near Sharon. Politically Mr. Buchholz is an unswerving Democrat, and one of the well-known enterprising citizens of the borough, where he has lived twenty-five years.

Source: History of Mercer County, 1888, pgs. 709-710

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