Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Louis and Sabina Leyh

In the 1900 U.S. Census, Louis and Sapina Ley are listed as residing on Hancock Street in Sandusky, Ohio, both having been born in Germany. In various vital records and news articles, Louis's first name is given as Ludwig, Lewis, or Louis. Sabina's name is seen as Sabina, Sabine, or Sapina. Their last name in some records is spelled Ley, and in other records, such as on their tombstone, it is spelled Leyh. Louis stated that he arrived in the U.S. in 1881, and Sabina arrived in the U.S. in 1872. Two daughters of Louis are in the household in 1900: Margaretta, age 20, and Luella, age 8. Sabina stated that she was the mother of one child, who was living, so that suggests that Margaretta may have been from a prior marriage of Louis Leyh. Louis Ley/Leyh stated that his occupation was stone mason.

An article in the October 6, 1926 issue of the Sandusky Register reported that Mrs. Sabina Leyh had died that morning. Her survivors included her husband Ludwig, and two daughters, Mrs. John Gessner and Mrs. George Hein of Pennsylvania. Rev. Theo. Stellhorn conducted funeral services for Mrs. Sabina Ley/Leyh, and burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Mr. Louis Leyh died on November 1, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland, and he was buried at Oakland Cemetery on November 4, 1940, according to the Oakland Cemetery interment card.

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