RAHE, Henry J., of the firm of Klemm & Rahe, proprietors of the City Steam Laundry, was born in Fairview township, York county, Pa., January 6, 1854. He is a son of Henry and Dorothy (Hull) Rahe. Henry Rahe was born in Germany and came to America early in life. He settled in York county, as a farmer. He died September 15, 1891. His wife, Dorothy Hull, was also a native of Germany and came to this country in her youth. She died February 18, 1890. They had ten children, seven of whom are living: Henry J., Andrew, Lewis M., Anna D., widow of Milton Sunday, John, Charles, and Samuel. The deceased children are: Emma, William and John. Henry J. Rahe when but four years of age went with his parents from the farm to the town of York, Pa. His education was received in the public schools of that town. He next learned the carpenter’s trade. Completing his apprentice ship in 1873. He went to the State of Indiana, and on January 6, 1874, located at Richmond, where for three years he was engaged in working at his trade and in contracting. Returning to Pennsylvania, he was for two years employed in mining ore near Spring Grove, York county. Having sold his interest in the mines he was for three seasons engaged in threshing grain. For a few months following this time he was interested in a bottling concern. He next removed to Harrisburg and for seven months conducted a grocery store. Selling this out, he engaged for a short time in the renovation of feathers. He then took up the work of contracting and building which he carried on until July 1, 1895. At this date he formed a partnership with Mr. Klemm and purchased the Steam City Laundry. He is still interested in this business, which is conducted under the firm name of Klemm & Rahe. He was married in York, November 14, 1880, to Martha J., daughter of Samuel and Caroline (Fissel) Stambaugh. They have had three children: Louis Edward, who died in childhood; and the surviving ones are: Mary Ellen and Charles Henry. Mr. Rahe is Democratic in his political views. He attends the Presbyterian church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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