Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Solomon M. Schlenk, 1867-1909

Solomon M. Schlenk was the son of Solomon and Mary Schlenk, born on April 24, 1867. In 1880, the elder Solomon Schlenk listed his occupation as hotel keeper in Sandusky, Ohio. The "Schlenk House" was located at 823 Market Street in the late 1880s, according to HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich. Christian Schlenk, the older brother of Solomon M. Schlenk, once served as the superintendent of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. On September 21, 1899, Solomon M. Schlenk married Mary "Mollie" Larkins in Franklin County, Ohio. Solomon M. Schlenk died on January 14, 1909, when he was aged forty one, leaving Mollie a widow. Solomon M. Schlenk was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery. Mollie went on to marry John J. Weis as her second husband.

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