Saturday, April 14, 2012

I.J.P. Tessier, Erie County Recorder

Ohio Marriage Records, available online at Family Search tell us that Israel J. P. Tessier married Maggie Quigley in Lucas County, Ohio on August 19, 1867. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Israel and Margaret Tessier, ages 32 and 30, were residing in Lucas County, Ohio, where Israel worked as a printer. They had a family of six children, ranging in age from infancy to the age of 12.

An article in the April 14, 1905 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that County Recorder I.J.P. Tessier had been born in Ottawa, Canada in 1848. As a young person, he moved to the United States, where he took up training as a printer's apprentice. Mr. Tessier worked in the printing business in Toledo, Ohio for twenty-five years, before he moved to Sandusky where he was foreman of the job department of the Sandusky Register for over twenty years. In 1900, he was elected to the office of Erie County Recorder.

I.J.P. Tessier passed away on April 13, 1905, after a lengthy illness. He was survived by his wife, four daughters, and two sons. Funeral services for I.J.P. Tessier were held on Sunday, April 16, 1905 at the Tessier residence on Market Street. Burial was at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The Sandusky Register stated that "Mr. Tessier also leaves a host of friends made during the many years of his active and useful work in this city."

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