Dr. John Jordan Lenhart

Lenhart, Dr. John Jordan. b. Sept. 10 1841 Westmoreland, Pa. d. Mar. 26, 1915 Bemus Point, NY. bd. Mar. 30, 1915 Lot 270 G - 7. Age 70. s/o Peter & Catherine Lenhart. md. Apr. 29, 1875 at Bemus Point, NY - Sarah Isadora "Dora" B. Baldwin. Dr. Lenhart moved to Ellery Center in 1871 where he practiced medicine. In 1879 he moved to Bemus Point. Dr. Lenhart built the Lenhart Hotel in 1881 which was destroyed by fire in 1891 and rebuilt in 1892.

PJ: Undated Obit: Abt. Mar. 1915: Dr. John Jordan Lenhart, a resident of Bemus Point for 35 years, and one of the most widely and highly respected men in Chautauqua County died at his home in that village Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, aged 70 years. He was widely known in medical circles, although he retired from  active practice about seven years ago. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. George Anson Johnson of Bemus Point; two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Koontz of Ligonier,  Pa., and Mrs. Carrie McDowell of Latrobe, Pa., and two brothers, Noah Lenhart of Johnstown, Pa., and Dr. C. P. Lenhart of Ligonier, Pa. Mr. Lenhart was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., Sept. 10, 1841, and was a graduate of the Cincinnati Medical college and the Buffalo Medical university. In 1871 he moved to Ellery  Center and took up the practice of medicine. Four years later, in 1875, he was married to Miss Dora Baldwin of Bemus Point. In 1879 he moved to Bemus Point  and followed his profession there until about seven years ago when he retired because of advancing age. He had always been actively interested in the affairs of the village and was one of its most prominent business men, being engaged in the hotel business. About 35 years ago he erected a large hotel which was destroyed by fire in 1891. After the fire he erected a still larger hotel building on the site of the one which stands and is the largest building in the village, being known as the Hotel Lenhart.