HAAS, JAMES A.,veterinary surgeon, was born in Lowhill township, Lehigh county, Pa., October 5, 1869; son of Solomon and Sarah (Moore) Haas. His parents were both born in Lehigh county. The mother died September 10, 1884, the father is still living and resides near Allentown, Pa., where he superintends the management of his farm in connection with his practice as a veterinary surgeon. They had a family of six boys and six girls, all of whom are living: Chester, Orville, Sarah, Amanda, George, M.D., of Allentown, Mary, wife of George Worley, Dr. James A., Rose, wife of Owen Weiss, Ida, wife of Chester Wallert, Ewin, Wilson, Elsie. James A. spent his early on the home farm and received his primary education in the district schools of Allentown, Pa. In preparation for his profession he began the study of veterinary science with his father, and in 1889 entered the American Veterinary College of New York City, from which he was graduated with honors in 1891. He at once began the practice of his profession near Allentown, in which he was very successful, and which he continued until November 27, 1895, when he removed to Harrisburg, where his professional ability and skill have been readily recognized and his practice is extensive and profitable. Dr. Haas was married, in Foglesville, Lehigh county, Pa., April 16, 1892, to Miss Emma Hollenbach. Their children are: Paul S., Frederick M., and Howard P. Dr. Haas is a member of Macungie Lodge, No. 231, I. O. O. F. of Lehigh county, and of the Trexlertown Mutual Aid Association of the same county. In his political views he is a Democrat, and is an attendant of the Reformed church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 21 November 2000
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