Chris Ahrens, Veteran Engine Makes, Receives Surprise

Chris Ahrens, Veteran Engine Makes, Receives Surprise

A very agreeable and pleasant surprise was given to Chris Ahrens, the veteran steam engine builder, at his home in Cincinnati, O., on his eighty-second birthday by his immediate family. The affair was gotten up by Mrs. Ahrens, who, as a local newspaper said on December 8, in speaking of the affair, “is always planning pleasant surprises and looking after the comfort of her family.” Mr. Ahrens came to the United States from Germany in the fifties and was one of the pioneers in the business of manufacturing fire apparatus. Mr. Ahrens is the father of John P. Ahrens, vicepresident of the Ahrens-Fox Fire Engine Company.

Chris Ahrens.

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