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Subject: Obit: Lesh 1888-1982, Stark Co., OH
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 17:20:21 -0700

(Submitted by Lauri Lesh () 10/16/99)
All are from the Louisville Herald, Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio
(I believe copies can be ordered by mail or email directly from the
Louisville public library)

Date is the date it appeared in the paper, not the death date.

HENRY A. LESH - March 3, 1927, page 1

Instantly Killed by Auto in Front of His Home

Henry A. Lesh, age 75 years, was instantly killed in front of his home
at Fairhope, Friday morning by an automobile said to have been driven
by I. S. Harding, of 822 Gibbs Avenue NW, Canton. Mr. Lesh was
leaving his home to go to the Fairhope school house, where he was
employed as janitor, when the accident occurred.

Henry A. Lesh was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lesh and was born on the

old home farm north of Fairhope. He attended high school at Louisville
afterwards located at Auburn, Indiana, where he was engaged in the
business. He returned to Fairhope more than 30 years ago where he
ever since. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Effie Lesh, and two
Mrs. Howard Brechbill, of Louisville, and Mrs. M. F. Weida, of Fairhope:

a brother Ephriam of Egan, Texas and four grandchildren.

Mr. Lesh became a member of the Masonic Fraternity while a resident of
Auburn and the members of Juilliard Lodge, No. 460, F. & A. M., held
their funeral services at the home on Sunday evening. Monday afternoon
Rev. F. W. Hoffman conducted funeral services at the home and burial
was made in the Union cemetery. Neighbors of Mr. Lesh acted as pall


CHARLES LESH - September 29, 1904, page 4

Death of Charles Lesh

Death came to the relief of Charles Lesh, the twenty-two year old son of

Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Lesh, Tuesday afternoon. The young man had been
an invalid for a period of eight years and during the greater part of
this time
was confined to his bed. He first suffered from rheumatism and later
developed and his condition was such that recovery was impossible.
was a patient sufferer during the years of his sickness and devoted many
the weary hours to reading for which he developed a great liking. His
did everything to lighten his burdens and gave him the most tender
care. The
funeral will be held from the residence, south of Louisville, this
afternoon. Services will be conducted at the Reformed church at
by Rev. J. Theodore Bucher, of Osnaburg. and Rev. G. W. Brown.
Burial in the Union cemetery.


EDNA B. LESH - October 14, 1976, page 3

Edna B. Lesh

Edna B. Lesh, age 87, of 3966 Broadway Rd., N. E., Louisville, passed
away Thursday
evening, Oct. 7, at the St. Joseph Hospice following a few months

She was born at Maximo, Ohio on Feb 7, 1889 and lived in the Louisville
area most of
her life. She was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ in
Louisville and the
Fairhope Willing Workers. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Lester in 1965.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Helen M. Ashbaugh of the home, Mrs. Wayne

Groves and Mrs. Wilbur (Joyce) Warner, both of Louisville: Mrs. Herbert
Dawson of Canton; 2 sons, Kenneth of Canton and Harold of Louisville; 1
Calvin Slusser of Canton; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grand-children.

Services were at 11 a.m. Monday in the Stier-Israel Funeral Home of
Louisville with Rev. Robert L. Keiser officiating. Friends called from
2-4 and 7-9 Sunday at the funeral
home. Interment was in Union Cemetery.


EDWARD B. LESH - May 26, 1949, page 1

Edward B. Lesh

Edward B. Lesh, retired farmer, died Saturday at 11 a.m. at the home of
his daughter,
Mrs. C. L. Himes of Fairhope, Rd. 4, Louisville. Death followed a short


Ninety-two, Mr. Lesh was a life resident of Stark County. His parents,
Louis and Mary
Lesh, also were born in the county and were Stark pioneers. He was a
member of the
Fairhope E. U. B. Church.

Besides his daughter, he leaves three sons, John H. of Canton, Lester E.

of Fairhope and
Louis R. Lesh of North Canton; 14 grandchildren and 11

Rev. Richard E. Appel conducted services Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the
Fairhope E. U. B. Church. Burial in Warstler Cemetery.


MRS. EDWARD B. LESH - November 30, 1944, page 7

Mrs. Edward B. Lesh

Mrs. Elenore Lesh, 82, wife of Edward B. Lesh, died Monday morning in
her home at
Fairhope after a long illness. In April, 1941, Mr. and Mrs. Lesh
celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Lesh was born in Marlboro twp. and was a member of Fairhope
church and the Willing Workers.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are one daughter, Mrs. C. L.
Himes of Fairhope;
three sons, John H. and Louis of Canton and Lester Lesh of Fairhope; one

sister, Mrs.
Delia Frazer; one brother, John C. Harmony of Canton; 14 grandchildren,
and eight

Services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the home and 3 in Warstler
Church in
charge of Rev. S. S. Davis. Burial in Warstler cemetery.


MISS ALICE S. LESH - January 7, 1943, page 1

Miss Alice S. Lesh

Miss Alice Sarah Lesh, 69, a resident of Louisville until 10 years ago,
died Friday in a
Dayton hospital following a goitre operation. She was a member of the
United Brethren
church and Sunday school of Louisville.

A sister, Mrs. L. L. Burlingame, of Palo Alto, Calif.; a brother, John
H. Lesh of
Cleveland, and a half-sister, Mrs. Mathias Sell of Canton, survive.

The body was brought to the Sluss parlors at Louisville where services
were held
Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev Paul Frees in charge and burial was made in
the Union


MRS. ALICE LESH - January 12, 1933, page 1

Mrs. Alice Lesh, 74, widow of John Lesh, died at the home of her son,
Harvey Lesh,
303 North Nickel Plate street, on Friday. Mrs. Lesh was born in
Louisville, where she
spent most of her life. She was the daughter of Jacob and Hannah
Seefong. Her
husband preceded her in death five years ago. She is survived by two
sons, Harvey, at
whose home she died, and Murray of Maximo; one daughter, Mrs. Lemmie
Fullmer of
Canton' one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Canton, and one brother,
William Seefong of
Louisville. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also
survive. Services were held at the First Brethren church Monday
afternoon in charge of Rev. A. E. Whitted.
Interment was made in the Union cemetery.


MRS AMANDA LESH - June 12, 1919, page 1

Miss Amanda Lesh died at the home of her sister, Mrs. G. W. Powell, at
Monday morning at one o'clock. She had been sick since February with
heart trouble but her final sickness was of two hours duration only.
Her age was sixty-seven years. Miss
Lesh was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lesh. She was born in
Freeburg but
her parents moved to Louisville when she was very young and many years
of her life were spent here. Her father was proprietor of the Lesh
hotel just after the close of the Civil
war. About thirty years ago she went with her sister and family to
Marlboro where she
has since resided. Miss Lesh came to Louisville frequently for a visit
and her friends
always heartily welcomed her for with them she was always a great
favorite. Her last visit was about a week before her death occurred.
Her sister, Mrs. Powell, is now the only
surviving member of the Lesh family and she and the members of her
family are deeply
grieved because of the death of one who was so near and dear to them.
Funeral services
were held at the home Thursday morning and were conducted by Rev.
Chaddock, pastor of the Methodist church of Marlboro, Interment was in
the Union cemetery at


MRS ANNIE MARIA LESH - April 26, 1888, page ?


Mrs. Annie Maria Lesh was born in Lancaster county, Pa., on January
23d., 1827, and
died April 20th, 1888, aged 61 years. She was united in marriage to
Benjamin Lesh
November 2nd, 1845, the union resulting in the gift of four children,
two of whom, with
her husband, have preceded her to the eternal world. There remain two
children, eight
grand children, an aged mother, four sisters and three brothers to mourn

the loss. She
was a consistent member of the Reformed church of this place; always
faithful in the
performance of her Christian duties; when her end came she looked to her

Redeemer, in
abiding faith and trust in His merits and calmly fell asleep.

Jesus can make a dying bed feel soft as downy pillows are.
While on his breast I lean my head, and breath my life out sweetly


HAROLD E. LESH - May 31, 1990, page 6

Harold E. Lesh

Harold E. (Heinie) Lesh, age 75, of 4184 Chester Ave. NE, Louisville,
passed away
Friday, May 25, in Aultman Hospital.

Born in Louisville on Jan. 19, 1915 to the late Lester and Edna Slusser
Lesh, he was
retired from the Louisville School system as a custodian. He was a
dairyman for several
dairies including the Lesh-Himes Dairy. He was a member of the Fairhope

Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace E., in 1976. He is survived

by a daughter,
Mrs. Richard (Eleanor) Bower of Louisville; a son, Thomas of Louisville;

three sisters,
Wanda Dawson of Canton, Helen Ashbaugh and Mrs. Wilbur (Joyce) Warner of

Louisville; a brother, Kenneth, of Canton; four grandchildren and two
great grandchildren.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, in the Stier-Israel
Funeral Home of
Louisville with Rev. Scott Hayward officiating. Interment was in Union
Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.


HARVEY LESH - July 23, 1964, page 4

Harvey Lesh

Death came to Mr. Lesh, 89, of Indiana ave, on Friday. He had been a
farmer and lived
in the Louisville area all his life.

He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Martha Bleta of the home; two
grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. George Solomon conducted rites on Monday in Sluss funeral home,

and burial
was made in Union cemetery.


HENRY LESH - September 28, 1898, page 1, col 2 (under heading of Fair

Henry Lesh, one of our old and respected citizens, died Thursday
afternoon, at two
o'clock, after a brief illness caused by apoplexy. Mr. Lesh was an
honorable citizen of
Nimishillen township all his life, having lived and died upon the farm
upon which he was
raised. In 1842 he was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Henninger.
This union was
blessed with three sons and one daughter. His wife, daughter and one
son preceded
him to the spirit world. His wife died eighteen years ago. He lived to

the good old age
of eighty one years and twenty days. Rev. G. W. Brown delivered an
excellent funeral
addres (sic) to an over crowded house. Interment in the Fairhope

(Also on the same date and page is the following paragraph)
Mrs. Burk, of Auburn, Ind., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Henry Lesh,
at Fair Hope.


ELIZABETH LESH - October 24, 1929, page ?

Elizabeth Lesh, aged 76, who fell and broke her hip two weeks ago, died
afternoon at the Fuller home, 13th street and Shorb avenue, NW, Canton.
She was the
widow of the late Reuben Lesh. The deceased spent the greater part of
her life in
Louisville and vicinity. Surviving are a son Walter D. Schrantz, a
stepson, (and I didn't
get the rest of the article)


GEORGE LESH - July 13, 1894, page 5

Death of George Lesh

Mr. George Lesh, an old and respected citizen of Louisville, died,
Tuesday morning,
aged about 70 years. Mr. Lesh was a victim of that dreadful disease,
cancer. The
funeral was held at the Evangelical church at Fair Hope this morning.


MR. GEORGE LESH - July 20, 1894, page 5


Mr. Geo. Lesh, an aged and respected citizen died at his home in west
Louisville, July
10th 1894, aged 75 years and 6 months. He had been sick for a long time

with sore
hands which proved to be cancers and which finally caused his death.
His suffering was
intense, and yet he never complained. He has always lived in Stark
county, and was well
known here and hence needs no lengthy comment. His funeral was
conducted by the
Rev. Phillips in Fairhope church, Revs. Brown, Grim and Summers
assisting, and his
remains were interred in the Fair Hope cemetery. Mr. Lesh had
considerable property
at the time of his decease which he willed to his widow as long as she
lives and to be
equally divided between his two sons or their heirs at the widows
death. These are his
only heirs, but they with many friends mourn the loss of a dear friend.
Let us hope their
loss is his gain.


HENRY B LESH - October 18, 1895, page 5, col 3

Henry B. Lesh, who resided at Middle Branch, died very suddenly Tuesday
apoplexy, aged 49 years. The funeral services were held this morning at

the Werner
church, Rev. D. G. Davidson, officiating. The deceased was a step-son
of Mrs. Belle
Lesh, of Louisville.


GRACE E. LESH - February 26, 1976, page 5

(I don't have a very good copy to work from)

Grace E, Lesh age 61 of 4184 Chester Ave. NW, Louisville, passed away
morning, Feb 1_, at Auburn Hospital following a short illness.

She was born at Cleveland on Oct. 2_, 1914 and lived in the Louisville
area the past 40
years. She was a Louisville Board of Education employee and a member of

the Fairhope
United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harold; 1 daughter, Mrs. (Eleanor) Bower
of Louisville; 1 son, Thomas of Parkerburg, W. Va; 1 sister, Mrs. Ruth
Bird of Louisville; 2 brothers,
Robert L. Zeller of Canton, and Ret. Col. Joseph L. Zeller of Tucson,
Arizona; and 1

Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Steir - Israel Funeral Home of
Louisville with
Rev. Russell Martin officiating. Friends called from 7-9 p.m. Friday at

the funeral home.
Interment was in Union cemetery.


HOWARD R. LESH - August 25, 1904, page 5?

Howard R. Lesh

Howard R. Lesh, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lesh, died at the
residence in West Louisville last Thursday evening at eight o'clock. He

was born in
Louisville, January 24, 1888, making his age 16 years, 6 months and 22
days. During last winter he became afflicted with rheumatism and
although he was given constant medical
attention it was of no avail and finally caused his death. During his
sickness he was a
great sufferer, but was always patient. Howard was an obedient and
dutiful son, a good
pupil, and his pleasing disposition won for him many friends who are
grieved over his early demise. He is survived by his parents, two
sisters, Mrs. Peter Fulmer and Miss Lettie Lesh, and two brothers,
Harvey and Murray Lesh, all residents of Louisville. Funeral services
were held at the Progressive Brethren church, Sunday afternoon, and the
attendance was very large. Rev. Alvin Byers and Rev. G. W. Brown were
the officiating
clergymen. Rev. Byers read as a scripture lesson the twenty-second
chapter of
Revelations., The sermon was delivered by Rev. Brown, he choosing for
his text I John
5:12 - "He that bath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of
God hath not life."
The casket was covered with beautiful flowers and was carried by six of
his young
friends, namely; Oliver Snyder, Homer Hutt, William Effinger, Arthur
Snyder, Louis
Clapper and Fremont Hershberger. The remains were interred in the Union



ISSAC N. LESH - December 16, 1915, page 5

Issac N, Lesh died recently at Ft. Wayne, Ind. in his 88th year. Mr.
Lesh was born in
Stark Co., near Louisville, June 9, 1828. He was the eleventh child of
a family of thirteen children and the last to pass away. Mr. Lesh went
to Indiana 65 years ago and engaged
in farming. His first wife was Sarah Revert who died in 1896. They had

five children of
whom two are living, namely; Mrs. C. J. Neal and Emmet Lesh, of Ft
Wayne. The
second wife also is living. Funeral services were held at New Haven,
Ind. where burial
was made.


MRS ISABELLE LESH - February 10, 1916, page 5

Mrs. Isabelle Lesh died at her home on West Main st. at one o'clock
Monday morning.
She had been sick for a number of years with a complication of troubles,

and several
weeks before her death her condition became worse. Friends and
neighbors tenderly and untiringly cared for her during her final

Mrs. Lesh was a daughter of John and Alice Elliott. She was born on a
farm near
Millersburg, Ohio, September 12, 1840, and was seventy five years of
age. July 18,
1878, she was married to George Lesh, and since then she resided at
Louisville. Mrs.
Lesh is survived by no immediate relative. During the many years she
resided in
Louisville she made many friends who frequently visited with her and
were always
cordially received.

Shortly after coming to Louisville Mrs. Lesh became a member of the
United Brethren
church, where funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, a large
concourse of
friends being in attendance. The pastor Rev. W. W. Moody officiated.
Interment was
made in the cemetery at Fairhope, beside her husband who died a number
of years ago.


JACOB LESH - July 15, 1892, page 5

Jacob Lesh was born in York County, Pa., in the year 1912, April 6th,
and died July 9th, 18 92, aged 80 years, 3 months and 3 days. When 4
years of age, he moved to Stark
county and has been almost a continuous resident since. His wife
preceded him in death
9 years since. Three sons, six daughters, 27 grand children are
numbered among his
descendants. He was a member of the Evangelical Association for some 50

years. Mr.
Lesh was a constant reader of the Herald from its beginning, until about

three months
before death, when his eyesight failed him.

The funeral on Monday afternoon was attended by a large concourse of
relatives and
friends, who came to pay their last respects to the departed. The
ceremony was
conducted by Rev. Grimm.


MRS. JENNIE LESH - May 3, 1923, page 1

Mrs. Jennie Lesh died in Canton, Tuesday, at the age of 62 years. She
is survived by her husband, Daniel Lesh, and three sons. The Lesh
family were former residents of
Fairhope. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Catholic church
at Canton, Friday
morning and interment will be made in St. John's cemetery.


JOHN R. LESH - June 23, 1927, page 1

John R. Lesh, 75, died at his home at 2__2 Mahoning road Canton Sunday
evening from
a complication of diseases. Mr. Lesh was a resident of Louisville until

two years ago
when he moved his family to Canton. He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Alice Lesh, two
sons, Harvey, of Louisville; Murray, of Maximo; two daughters, Mrs.
Peter Fulmer, and
Mrs. P. Leiter, of Canton; one brother Josiah Lesh, of Louisville; three

sisters, Mrs.
Caroline Hersberger, of Fairhope; Mrs. Mary Bowers and Mrs. Sarah Stump
Louisville. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the First

Brethren church
on East Main Street, and were conducted by Rev. R. F. Porte. Interment
was made in
the Union cemetery.


JOSEPH LESH - February 9, 1939, page 4

Joseph Lesh

Joseph Francis Lesh, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lesh of 616 E. Broad
St. died in
the home Friday morning after a long illness from a complication of
diseases. He was a
member of St. Louis Catholic Church. The parents and four sisters,
Edna, Martha, Mary
and Barbara Anna survive. Funeral rites were held Monday at 9 a.m. in
St. Louis
Catholic church. Burial in St. Louis cemetery.


MISS LETTIE LESH - November 19, 1931, page 1, col 2

Miss Lettie Lesh, 38, daughter of Mrs. Alice Lesh, died in her home at
2412 Mahoning
road, Canton, Saturday morning following an illness of ten weeks. Miss
Lesh was born in Louisville where she spent over thirty years of her
life. She is survived by her mother; one sister, Mrs., Peter Fullmer of

Canton' and two brothers, Harvey Lesh of Louisville and
Murray Lesh of Maximo. Funeral services were held at the First Brethren

Monday afternoon in charge of Rev. A. E. Whitted. Interment was made in

the Union


MRS. JOSIAH LESH - December 26, 1912, page 4

Death came to Mrs. Josiah Lesh very unexpectedly a short time before
noon on
Tuesday. She had gone to the home of her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Stauffer, on high
street,. with a basket of Christmas presents. Upon leaving for her home

she took a short
route through the alley and when across from DeVaux's livery barn was
stricken with
apoplexy. It is thought she lay where she fell for about an hour before

her body was
found. Neighbors carried her into the residence of Mrs. Anna Chappius
and when Dr.
Hamilton arrived he said she had been dead for some time. Undertaker
Sluss was called
and took the body home.

Mrs. Lesh was aged 57 years. She had always lead an active life and was

ever ready to
do an act of kindness. She was a most faithful member of the United
Brethren church and took an active part in the work of the various
departments of the church. A dark gloom
spread over this whole community when it was announced that Mrs. Maggie
Lesh, as she
was familiarly know, had passed away.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Josiah Lesh, and one
daughter, Mrs.
Matthias Sell, of Canton. By his first wife Mr. Lesh had the following
children: Mrs. J E.
Balizet, of Dayton: Mrs. L. L. Burlingame of Palo Alto, Calif; John
Lesh, of Wheeling,
W., Va., and Miss Alice Lesh, who resides at home. To these children
Mrs. Lesh gave
a mother's kindly care. Her aged mother, Mrs. Margaret Stauffer, and
one sister, Mrs.
Mary Vignos, are also living.

The funeral services are announced for Friday afternoon at one o'clock
at the Untied
Brethren church. Rev. W. W. Moody will have charge.


MRS. LEWIS LESH - September 28, 1905, page 5

Death of Mrs. Lewis Lesh

After a long illness Mrs., Lewis Lesh died at her home at Fairhope on
Monday, aged
sixty-five years. Her maiden name was Mary Behrle and she was born in
county, Pa. About fifty years ago she and Lewis Lesh were married.
They became the
parents of two sons and five daughters, one child having died in
infancy. The funeral
services will be held at Fair Hope United Evangelical church this
afternoon where Mrs.
Lesh had worshiped for many years. The body will be interred in the
cemetery back of
the church.


JOSIAH LESH - September 15, 1932, page 1

Josiah Lesh, 86, died suddenly at his home, 506 East Gorgas street,
Saturday evening.
Mr. Lesh was born on a farm north of Fairhope. For 15 years he was
proprietor of The
Lesh House and conducted a grocery store for a number of years. Mr.
Lesh was a
member of the Evangelical church. He is survived by four daughters and
one son, namely
Mrs. Lauren Balizet of Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. L. L. Burlinggame of Palo
?Alto, California;
Mrs. Mathias Sell of Canton; Alice of the home, and John Lesh of
Cleveland; one sister,
Mrs. Eli Hershberger of Farihope, and 11 grandchildren also survive.
Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home at 1:45 and at the
United Brethren church at 2:00 in
charge of Rev. E. E. Grubbs and Rev. S., S. Davis. The body was placed
in the
mausoleum of the Union cemetery, awaiting the arrival of his daughter
from California.


LESTER E. LESH - May 27, 1965, page 4

Lester E. Lesh

Mr. Lesh, 73, of 3966 Broadway ave died on Wednesday, Mary 19, following

an illness
of two years. He suffered with a heart condition.

Mr. Les was the founder of the Ideal Dairy Co. which later became the
Canton Pure Milk Co. In 1920 he and Mr. Curtis Himes, his
brother-in-law, formed the Lesh-Himes Milk
Co. in Fairhope. He served as president of the company until he retired

in 1955.

He was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ, the Men's Bible

Class and
the Men's Brotherhood of the church.

Survivors include his wife, Edna, four daughter, Mrs. Blair Ashbaugh of
North Canton,
Mrs. Wayne Groves of Louisville, Mrs. Herbert Dawson of Canton and Mrs.
Warner of Louisville; two sons, Att'y Kenneth Lesh of Massillon and
Harold Lesh of
Fairhope; one sister, Mrs. Curtis Himes of Louisville and two brothers,
John of Canton
and Lewis of North Canton., There are ten grandchildren and two great

Mrs. and Mrs. Lesh, the former Edna Slusser, observed their 53rd wedding

on April 3.

Private funeral services were held on Saturday at the Stier funeral home

with the Rev.
Robert Keiser officiating. Interment was made at Union Cemetery.


LUCILE MARIE LESH - February 11, 1926, page 1 (copy was cut off on the

Lucile Marie Lesh, one y---
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Le--
Lesh, passed away at the home---
South Chapel street, Wednesday---
ing. She is survived by her par---
brother, Robert, her grandparents---
and Mrs. J. C. Graber, of Lo---
and Mrs. and Mrs. E. B. Lesh, ---
hope. Funeral services will be --
the home Friday afternoon a--
o'clock, Rev. F. W. Hoffman --
ate. Burial will be made in the--
ler cemetery.


WESLEY LESH - September 26, 1918, page 1

Wesley Lesh, a son of Reuben Lesh, of Osnaburg, died at Gallipolis, Ohio

at the epileptic hospital on Wednesday. He had been an inmate of the
institution for the past ten years.
He is survived by his father, one brother Byron Lesh of Louisville, and
a sister Mrs.
Joseph Jones, of Canton. Mr. Lesh was born January 31, 1870, on a farm
Louisville, and he was an invalid for almost his entire life. Funeral
services were held at
Gallipolis where interment was also made.


WILLIAM LESH - March 7, 1907, page 4

Mrs. Josiah Summers received the sad news from Vernon, Texas, that her
William Lesh, had died. Mr. Lesh was born and raised on a farm near
Louisville and
when a young man went to North Manchester, Indiana. There he was
married and lived
for a number of years and then moved to Texas for his health. He bought

a farm of one
hundred and sixty acres where he lived until his death. Mr. Lesh was
twice married, both
wives being dead. One son, Edwin Lesh, survives to mourn his father's
death. He also
leaves two sisters and one brother. They are Mrs. D. Y. Shirk, of
Manchester, Ind.'
Mrs. J. Summers, of Louisville and Joseph A. Lesh, of Kentucky.


WILLIAM LESH - August 12, 1937, page 1

William Lesh

William Lesh, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Lesh, East Broad street,
died at his home
Monday at 5:30 a.m. following a day's illness. Besides his parents he
leaves four sisters
and one brother. Services are being held this Thursday morning at St.
Louis Catholic
church in charge of Rev. Fr. J. T. Ruffing. Burial in St,. Louis


ZACHARIAH LESH - March 2, 1894, page 5, col 2

Zachariah Lesh died last night at his home north west of town, near Mt.
Zion church, aged 76 years. Mr. Lesh had been suffering from cancer of
the face and it was this malady that caused his death. The funeral will

be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning at the house'
services at the Valley Chapel church near Canton.


MILDRED L. LESH - June 10, 1982

Mildred L Lesh,

Mildred L. Lesh, age 83, of 456 Willaman St., NW, North Canton, passed
away at the
Manor Care Nursing Home Tuesday morning, June 1, following an extended

Born in New Albany, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1988, she lived in the area all her
life. She was of
the Catholic faith and was preceded in death by her husband Merray
(sic?) in 1950 and
two sons and two daughters.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edna Kiminas of North Canton,
Mrs. Lawrence
(Martha) Loveless of Louisville, and Barbara Lesh of Gallipolis, Oh.;
one brother,
Theodore Barnes of Gallipolis Oh.; 4 grandchildren and 4 great

A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday June 3, at 10 A.M. in St.
Louis Catholic
Church with burial in Union Cemetery. Calling hours were held Wednesday

at the
Paquelet Funeral Home.


MURRAY L. LESH - June 21, 1951, page ?

Murray L. Lesh

Murray L. Lesh, 68, died Wednesday afternoon at his home at 702 E. Broad

following a three weeks illness. Surviving are his widow, Mildred, four

daughters, Mrs.,
Michael Kiminas of Canton, Mrs. Lawrence Loveless of Louisville and Mary

Barbara of the home, one brother, Harvey of Louisville, and Mrs. Clemmie

Grindstaff of

Services will be conducted by Rev. Emerson Rugh at the Sluss Funeral
Home, Saturday
at 2 o'clock. Burial in Union cemetery.

Friends may call at the Sluss Funeral Home Friday evening.


PETER LESH - December 12, 1901, page 5 (my Great Great Grandfather)

Death of an Aged Citizen

Death came unexpectedly to Peter Lesh, at his residence in Fair Hope,
morning. Mr. Lesh had been in feeble health for a number of years and
died while seated
in his arm chair. He was suffering from consumption, but paralysis is
supposed to have
been the immediate cause of his demise. He was aged nearly 77 years.

The deceased was a son of Peter Lesh, who came from Pennsylvania to
Ohio, with his
family, when this territory was first settled. He was one of a family
of thirteen children and two brothers, Isaac Lesh, of Indiana, and Lewis

Lesh, of Louisville, and one sister, Mrs.
Daniel Tombaugh, of Fair Hope, survive. Mr. Lesh was married to Miss
Leah Youtz,
who died about ten years ago. Two sons are living, namely, Henry Lesh of

Fair Hope,
and Ephriam Lesh, who resides in Texas. During his illness Mr. Lesh was

nursed by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lesh, who resided with him. The deceased
had for many
years been a member of the United Evangelical church and was a faithful
attendant at the
services of that denomination.

The funeral services will be held at the Fairhope Evangelical church at
10 o'clock, Friday
morning. Revs. Brown and Domer will officiated.


REUBEN REESE LESH - March 20, 1924, page 5

Reuben Reese Lesh died at his home on South Mill street, Sunday evening
after an illness
of three weeks duration caused by a broken hip which he sustained in a
fall. Mr. Lesh
was born at Fairhope, March 28, 1844, and died March 16, 1924 making his

age nearly
80. He was married three times, first to Miss Mary Landis, January 8,
1868. After her
death he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Oberlin, December 11,
1881, and after
her death he was married to Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Schrantz, of North
Canton, who
survives with his son Byron L. Lesh of the home, and Mrs. Joseph Jones
of Canton, a
daughter; also Walter Walter (sic) Schrantz, a stepson. Mrs. Homer
Fockler, and
adopted daughter, and the following brothers and sisters; - Josiah Lesh,

John Lesh, Mrs. Eli Hershberger, Mrs. Mary Bowers and Mrs. J. B. Stump,
all residing in Louisville and Fairhope, and Mrs. Malinda Essig of
Canton,. Their are seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the home. Rev. F. W. Hoffman of the
Reformed church conducted the services. Interment was made in the Union


>From the Evening Repository, Canton, Ohio Wednesday December 11, 1901,
page ?

PETER LESH (my great great grandfather)

Sudden Death of Peter Lesh, of Fairhope - Funeral Services to be Held

Fairhope, O., Dec. 11. - (Special.) -
Peter Lesh, of Fairhope, died December 10 of apoplexy. He went into the

house and was seated on a chair, where he was found shortly afterward by

his daughter.
She called him, but received no answer. She immediately called
neighbors who hurried to his home to find his lifeless body sitting in
his chair. He is to be buried at the Fairhope
cemetery Friday morning. Funeral services at 10 a.m., to be conducted
by Rev. J. D.
Domer, of Canton. The deceased was nearly seventy-seven years of age.


>From the Canton Repository, Saturday October 23, 1982

Weida (Lesh - daughter of Henry A. Lesh)

Mrs. Lucille E. age 87 of 207 High ave NW passed away Friday morning in
the Colonial
Nursing home from complications following an extended illness. Born in
Auburn, In.,
she had lived practically her entire life in the Canton area and was
preceded in death by
her husband Millard F. Weida who passed away in 1944. She was a 50 year

member of the order of Eastern Stars Chapters 400 and a member of the
Caldren drill team.
Survivors include two sons, Jack and Tom Weida both of Canton. There
are four

Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in Union Cemetery

at Louisville
with Rev. Harold L. Davis officiating. There will be no calling hours
and the Reed
Funeral home is in charge of arraignment.

(Submitted by Lauri Lesh () 10/16/99)

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