A. J. Hirsch Sierra County, New Mexico

A. J. Hirsch interested in a number of mining claims and superintendent of the Treasury mines, makes his home in Hillsboro. He was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, April 29, 1861, in the house where the birth of General Grant occurred. His education was there acquired and he afterward learned the trade of blacksmithing, which he followed in Ohio until his removal to Arizona about 1886. He spent a year in that territory, after which he came to Hillsboro in 1887 and established a blacksmith shop, which he conducted for two years. He afterward worked in the Snake mine for about three and a half years, and subsequently took a lease on the mine for thirty days, paying a high price therefor. He has been in interested in a number of mining claims, working on leases mostly, and was superintendent of the South Percha Mining and Milling Company, and is now superintendent of the Treasury mines, operating his leases along well-defined lines of labor, in keeping with modern methods and process. He is meeting with success in his undertaking and is well known as a representative of mining interests of this part of New Mexico.

Mr. Hirsch was married at Point Pleasant, Ohio, to Miss Lola May Bushman, and they have two sons and a daughter. Fraternally he is connected with Kingston Lodge No. 16, A. F. & A. M., and with Sierra Lodge No. 9, K. P.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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