Saturday, December 4, 2010

Karl August Leser

Karl August Leser's grave marker is found at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. The Erie County, Ohio Cemetery Census, Before 1909 gives these birth and death for Karl Leser:

Born January 12, 1862

Died November 28, 1875

13 years, 10 months, 15 days

Son of Karl and Ursula Leser

We find this information about the parents of Karl August Leser in the book Sandusky Then and Now:

Leser, Chas., weaver, b. Jan. 28, 1817 in Kappel on the Rhein, d. Nov. 8, 1886; m . to Ursala Feist

In the 1880 Sandusky City Directory, there is a C. Leser who occupation was saloon keeper. The 1880 Census, available at FamilySearch, also lists a Charles Leser, who was born in Baden, age 63, living in Sandusky at the time of the 1880 Census. His wife Ursula was 57, and she was born in Baden as well. Also in the household was their son John, age 20. Charles Leser and Karl Leser are most likely the same individual, as the name Charles can be the German form of the first name Karl.

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