John Henry Sorg immigrated from Germany to the United States in 1852, at the age of 18. His mother, father, and sister had died from an illness. He boarded the "Yankee Blade," crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 39 days, landed in New York, and spent six days traveling to Pittsburgh by train, steamboat, and canal boat. He was first employed at a tin and cooper works on Liberty Street, and was then apprenticed to a contractor in Birmingham to learn carpentry. He attended evening school to learn English reading and writing. In 1857 he became a United States citizen, and cast his first presidential ballot in 1860 for Abraham Lincoln. He was elected to the Select Council of the City of Pittsburgh in 1875 (and again in 1888), appointed alderman in 1879, and elected to the Board of Directors of the South Side Hospital in 1898. He was nicknamed the "Squire of the South Side." The father of nine children.
Adolphine Taudte Sorg (1841 - 1867)
Wilhemina Louisa Taudte Sorg (1849 - 1934)
Ottilie Sorg Reinecke (1863 - 1933)*
Thusnelda A Sorg (1865 - 1886)*
Otto Sorg (1877 - 1878)*
Marie Sorg Faeder (1890 - 1964)*
Created by: H. A. Weinbaum III (Ale...
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
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