Henry Solomon Lehr

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Henry Solomon Lehr was born in Mahoning County, Ohio back in 1838 to George and Salome.  He first attended school at the age of twelve while still working full-time as a farm hand.  His primary interest was in education.  In 1854 he earned his teaching certification and began teaching part-time while still continuing to do his farm work.

His studies were interrupted by the American Civil War, when discharged in 1865 he felt compelled to continue to learn.  He moved to Ada, Ohio becoming the schoolmaster there.  In 1871, the Northwestern Ohio Normal School was launched.  He finally earned his PhD from Mount Union College graduating 10 years behind the class with which he had entered. 

What you may not know about Henry is that the Northwester Ohio Normal School changed its name to Ohio Norther University.  He became the president from 1871 to 1900.  He died in 1923, he was 84.

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Comments (16)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning again, James... just goes to show it's never too late to get an education and that an education can take you far despite humble beginnings.

May 16, 2021 04:23 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net


Wonderful post, and so right on as far as education. Enjoy your Sunday.  Bill Salvatore

May 16, 2021 05:11 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love hearing about educators!  Education is so important and the field of education certainly does not receive the support and admiration that it deserves.

May 16, 2021 05:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

May 16, 2021 05:24 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Henry faced many detours but never lost sight of his destination. Wow! Enjoy your day.

May 16, 2021 05:40 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

For back then he lived a very long life. This was obviously a life very long lived.

May 16, 2021 06:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - that is interesting.  The last time I heard the term Normal School was from my grandmother.

May 16, 2021 06:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - education and learning don't always follow a traditional path.

May 16, 2021 06:39 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting story about a man and his education.  Just goes to show there is always another way.  A

May 16, 2021 06:42 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Interesting of cource and Mount Union is in Alliance Ohio and I spend lots of time there


May 16, 2021 08:06 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good afternoon James,

A good education will take you a long way, something that is lacking in our education system today.

Mae yourself an awesome day.

May 16, 2021 09:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- what an inspiring story!!! Love how focused he was on education. 

May 16, 2021 12:55 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good afternoon James! Looks like you have all sorts of resources for your material

May 16, 2021 01:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

He was certainly focused on education even though the path may not have been the same that others followed.

May 16, 2021 01:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow if it was not for the Civil War he probably would have remained on the farm? Hmmm, Enre

May 16, 2021 03:37 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Henry Solomon Lehr had a passion for learning and teaching. It led him to the pinnacle of his profession as President of a College for almost 30 years. Quite a guy!

Oct 11, 2021 03:44 PM