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Ferdinand Theodore Yahr (December 17, 1834 – May 1, 1910) was a member of the Wisconsin State Senate.



Yahr was born on December 17, 1834 in Heldrungen, Germany.[1] He came to Wisconsin in 1849,[1] where he lived in Watertown, Berlin, Waupun and Princeton, Wisconsin.[1] In 1861, he married Amelia C. Schaal. They had ten children.[2] Yahr died on May 1, 1910 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin[1] and was buried at Forest Home Cemetery.


Yahr defeated James O. Raymond (1831–1897) in the 1890 senatorial election[3] and served as a member of the Wisconsin State Senate from 1891 to 1893, representing the 9th District.[4] He was also an elector for the 1892 presidential election. Yahr was a Democrat.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ex-Senator Yahr Dead". The Gazette. May 4, 1910. p. 1. Retrieved December 5, 2016 – via  
  2. ^ Portrait and Biographical Album of Green Lake, Marquette and Waushara Counties, Wisconsin. Chicago: Acme. 1890. pp. 832–834.
  3. ^ "J. O. Raymond Dead". The Weekly Wisconsin. April 17, 1897. p. 1. Retrieved December 6, 2016 – via  
  4. ^ Thomas J. Cunningham, ed. (1891). The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Milwaukee Litho. & Engr. Co.

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