Laurence Cable was born in Germany in 1824. He settled in Sandusky in 1844, and worked as a carpenter and a cabinet maker. His first wife, Josephine Zercher Cable, died in the 1849 cholera epidemic. Mr. Cable married Virginia Stoll in 1852. He had a total of seven children, Josephine, from his first marriage, and six children were born to Laurence and Victoria Cable: Caroline, Sophia, Edward, Frank, Albert, and Herman.
Through the years, Laurence Cable had a variety of jobs. In the 1850’s he build cars for the Mad River and Lake Erie Railroad. Later he was in the shoe business. Cable was also the first president of the Third National Bank. After the death of Victoria Stoll Cable, Mr. Cable took as his third wife Philomena Walter from New York.
On October 16, 1904, Laurence Cable died, and he was buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. You can read more about Laurence Cable and his family on page 72 of Helen Hansen's AT HOME IN EARLY SANDUSKY. Obituaries for Laurence Cable appeared in the October 17, 18, and 19, 1904 Sandusky Register.
The Cable District in Sandusky was named for Laurence Cable and his sons.