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JOHN A. WUCHTER, one of Allentown's enterprising business men, was born at Catasauqua, Pa., November 30, 1868, his parents being James and Sadie (Roth) Wuchter. He was educated in the country schools and early in youth became an office clerk at both the Egypt and Copley cement mills. In 1899 he opened a barber shop at Egypt, and continued there for a period of twenty-one years, conducting a novelty and confectionery store in connection with the barber shop. In 1911 he came to Allentown and opened a place of business at 41 South Seventh Street. Besides being the exclusive representative for Lehigh County for the Columbia Graphophone Company, he has successfully undertaken large real estate transactions and has become a regular and extensive dealer in that line of business. He is the promoter of Vaux Hill, in East Allentown, one of the city's newest and most attractive suburbs. In 1912 he incorporated the J. A. Wuchter Music Company, of Allentown, with a capital of $30,000 and a salesroom at 1019 Hamilton Street. He has always been active in religious affairs. In 1913 he became one of the organizers of St. James Reformed Church, of this city, and is one of the first elders of that congregation. He is an alert member of the Chamber of Commerce, and is an active member of the I. O. O F. and the K. G. E. On August 1, 1889, Mr. Wuchter married Mary M., daughter of Dr. Tilghman and Mary Hummel. In 1907 she died, and in 1910 he was married to Mrs. Annie M. Dorney, widow of Harvey Dorney.
Men of Allentown by Fred L. Shankweiler, 1917.