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Lang, G.W. (p.246)
George W. Lang was born in Muscatine Co., Iowa, on the 27th of February 1867, and is a son of Nicholas and (Margaret (Lieberknecht) Lang. The father, a native of Germany and the mother of Pennsylvania., but they were married in Muscatine Co. The mother died in 1908
On the 8 January 1910 George W. Lang m. Mrs. Bertha B. Lieberknecht, the widow of Benjamin Lieberknecht, who died 27 March 1908. Mrs. Lang was the daughter of W.J. and Mary (Smith) Ronald. She was born in Louisa Co. on 13 October 1868.
Mr. Ronald was born in Oxford, Ohio on the 9 October 1834 and Mrs. Ronald was born in Oxford, Ohio on the 25 December 1842. They were married 6 October 1863 in Ohio and moved shortly thereafter to a farm in Louisa County where Mr. Ronald died 20 February 1882. His wife died 7 March 1882. They had eight children: Anabel m. George H. Barber; Martha E. d. age 3; Bertha B.; Mrs. Lang; Helen R. m. David Kirk, a banker of Niagara, N.D.; John T. d. age 17; Ada P. d. age 15; William Roy b. 1 June 1879; and Marion Ethel.
Lang, H.E. (p.328)
Henry E. Lang was born in Muscatine Co., on the 12 April 1866, the son Nicholas and Margaret (Lieberknecht) Lang. The Langs and Lieberknechts both came to Louisa Co. around 1836. There were eight children in hte Lang family: Benjamin; Henry E, of this review.; George; William; Louis; Albert d. age 21; Nellie m. Dr. Miller of Wilton Jct.; and Bertha m. Rolly Herr of Wilton.
Mr. Lang married n the 5 February 1896 to Margaret A. Gast, who ws born in Louisa Co. on hte 22 August 1873., the daughter of Herman and Sarah (Stineman) Gast. Her father was a native of Germany and her mother of Ohio, but they married in Grandview Twp. Louisa Co. Mrs. Gast died 15 April 1906 leaving four children Farrie; Margaret A. (of this review); Rush; and Ora.
Lee, D.L. (p. 524)
Dwight L. Lee was born 7 September 1860 in Huron Co., Ohio, the only child of Addison E. and Mercy (Hale) Lee. Mrs. Lee died in1868 and Mr. Lee on the 23 March1911 at the age of 82.
In February 1881, Mr. Lee married 1)Mary Fawcett, who was born in Lucas Co., Ohio, the daughter of Joshua and Camilla Faucett, natives of Ohio. They had two children; Ella b. 1 June 1890, Detroit, Michigan; and Katherine b. in 1893, m. Michael Jacoby of Toledo, Ohio, where she died. On the 24 November 1897, Mr. Lee m. 2)Mrs. Emma Owens, widow of Homer Owens. She was born in England on the 20 December 1864 and emigrated to the United States with her parents who located in Iowa when she was five. By Mr. Lee, she had one son Harry A. b. November 1900. She had a daughter by her previous marriage, Ada B. Owens, m. Clarence Tuttle of Lone Tree, Ia.
Letts, H.M. (p. 469)
The Honorable Hilton M.Letts died 6 March 1911, at the age of 53. He was born 13 may 1857, the son of Madison N. Letts, a pioneer of Louisa Co. On the 5 May 1880, Mr. Letts married Nellie Springer, daughter of the late Judge Francis Springer of Iowa (the author of the History of Louisa County). They had three children: Mrs. George Remly of Cimarron, N.M.; Mary Helen; and Warren. Mary Helen was married 5 May 1911 to Earl Brown of Emmettsburg.
Mr. Letts served four years in the state legislature.There is a very lengthy and pretentious account of Mr. Letts life in the History book that might be of interest to descendants, but there is very little concrete genealogical information.
Letts, J.H. (p.490)
James H. Letts was born in Grandview Twp.Louisa Co., Iowa on the 27 April 1855,the son of Nehemiah M. and Jane (Holderman) Letts, both natives of Ohio, the former born in Licking Co. and the latter in Marion Co. They were married near Ottawa, Illinois and lived there until 1853, when they came west to Louisa Co. Nehemiah Letts was married three times 1) a Miss Grove by whom he had two children: Rowena m. E.F. Brockway; adn David G. who d. in Washington Co. at the age of 40: By his 2) marriage to Jane Holderman, he had six children: William H. d. age 49; James H., of this review; Hilton M.;Emma S. m. John Waters of Santa Cruz, CA; Noah R.; and Emery d. in infancy.Later he married 3) Mrs. Adelia Sawyer, a native of Rochester, N.Y.
On the 21 March 1877, J.H. Letts married Mary M. Hendries, who was born in Muscatine Co., Iowa on the 1 February 1855, the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Dinwiddie) Hendries of Ohio and Kentucky respectively. Mr. Hendries was twice married 1) Theodosia Willits by whom he had seven children, four of whom are: William Hendries; Mrs. Ellen Wagner of Ashland, Oregon; Ira of Avalon, Missouri and Mrs. Melissa Long of Pittsburg, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Letts had three children: Vinnie D. m. Clyde Turkington of Loveland, Co.; Adelia P.; and Harland D.
Letts, J.R. (p.483)
James Robinson Letts was born near Newark, Licking Co., Ohio, on 20 December 1820, died 18 December 1910. His grandfather in the paternal line was Nehemiah Letts, a solder of the Revolutionary War and a minute man. The Nehemiah Letts Chapter of the D.A.R. was formed of his descendants and the wives of his descendants.
David Letts the father of James R. Letts, was born in Pennsylvania and married Mrs. Elizabeth (Lair )Dunavan, a widow. They located in Licking Co. She had three sons by her first marriage: Albert, William and George Dunavan, who moved to Illinois with their stepfather. By her marriage to David Letts, she had Madison, James and Noah, all of whom became settlers of Louisa Co. One daughter Amanda was added to the family and they made the trip to LaSalle Co., Ill in 1830. Mr. Letts came to Iowa when he was 17 years old. He stated that he assisted in building the first courthouse at Linneus, the county seat of Linn County at that time.
While in Linn County, Mr. Letts married 1)a young English girl, Hannah Hilton, who had come to the states with an aunt because she was an orphan. His wife died in 1854. He had only one child by his first wife: Annette, who married Edwin Robinson of Vinton, Ia.
On the 3 March 1859, Mr. Letts married 2) to Albina Brockway, daughter of James M. and Lydia (Goff) Brockway, natives of New York and pioneers fo Pennsylvania and Iowa. They settled in Louisa Co. in May 1842.
By his second marriage Mr. Letts had nine children: Cora E. M. B.F. Marick of Boston, Mass.; Chester H. born 1861, d. at Needles, Ca. in 1898; Alice Grace, d. in infancy; Ella Elizabeth, m. F.E. McCrary of Florence, Arisona; James D. Letts m. Lillie Runyan; Emery Clinton m. Jane Ellen Bushey: Arthur R. m. Alice Winkler; Fay R. m. Jessie Dickerson: Frank B. m. Elsie Stapp
D. G. Lewis was born in Oneida Co., N.Y. on 23 October 1853, son of George and Margaret (Jones) Lewis, the former of England and the latter of Wales. The father came to America at the age of 23. He died 14 October 1909 and his wife died 27 June 1904. D.G. was brought to Louisa Co., by his parents, when he was four years old.
On the 22 December 1875, Mr. Lewis married Alice Jones, daughter of D.M. and Elizabeth (Jones) Jones. The parents were both born in Wales: In the Jones family there were six children: Elizabeth; Catherine; Alice m. D.G. Lewis; Robert T.; William k. battle of Atlanta, Georgia, in Civil War; and Albert d. age 7.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis had four children: William G.; Walter J.; Alice Maud m. John D. Evans; and Elizabeth Jane.
Lieberknecht, Jacob (p. 292)
Jacob Lieberknecht, who died in Concord Twp., Louisa Co. on the 30 June 1903, was born in in Pennsylvania on the 30 August 1840, the son of Nicholas and Catherine (Reibold) Lieberknecht, both natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States in 1840 and were married in Pennsylvania. They came to Iowa about 1850.
On the 23 December 1875, Mr. Lieberknecht married Rosina Blauer, a native of Switzerland and a daughter of Frederick and Anna (Rubie) Blauer, who were likewise natives of that country. They came to the U.S. in 1862 and settled near Grandview, Iowa. Mr. Blauer died 4 May 1896 and Mrs. Blauer died on Thanksgiving Day, 1889. They had eleven children: Frederick; Anna m. George Walter, Sr.;John; Elizabeth m. Peter Schmoker; Christ of N.D.; Margaret m. John Dankert of Muscatine; Mary m. Charles Pantel; Susie m. Daniel Anthony of Keokuk Co.; Mrs. Lieberknecht: Katrina m. Louis Wiederrecht; and Ulrich d. in Germany.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Lieberknecht had seven children but the two first born died in infancy:Hilton F. b. 6 May 1881 m. Ethel Browning; William Herbert b. 6 October 1883; an infant; Liela Mabel b. 16 March 1887 m. Harold Williams; and Anna Ruby b. 22 May 1890.
Lieberknecht, Lewis (p. 491)
Lewis Lieberknecht was born 20 November 1856, the son of Nicholas and Catherine (Raebold) Lieberknecht, both natives of Germany. They emigrated to the U.S. in 1841, arriving at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where they remained for ten years and then came to Louisa Co. Their children were: Jacob, John, Henry, William; Lewis; Benjamin; Margaret, m. Nicholas Lang; and Mary m. Christ Werner.
Mr. Lieberknecht married 15 January 1891 to Anna Crow, a native of Port Louisa Twp., the daughter of George H. and Eliza (Ronald) Crow. Her parents came to Lousia Co. in 1836. her father died in 1876. In her family were the following children: Harvey, Gavin; George; Mattie C. m. A. Latta of Kansas City; and Belle m. E. Hershman and Anna who married Mr. Lieberknecht. Anna died 4 December 1909.
Lewis and Anna Lieberknecht had three children: Ina b. October 1893; Scott I. b. December 1895 and Donald G. b. September 1897.
Lieberknecht, William (p. 112)
William Lieberknecht was born in Grandview Twp., Louisa Co., on the 20 May 1854, the son of Nicholas and Catherine (Raebold) Lieberknecht, antives of Germany.(See above two accounts). Mr. Lieberknecht was married on the 15 January 1891 to Erminie Pemble, who was born in Wapello, Iowa on the 27 August 1865,; the daughter of James and Marian (Wyman) Pemble. The parents were natives of England and Vermont, respectively, were married in Illinois. Their family of nine children included the following: Charles, of Peoria, Illinois; Frank; Fannie m. Fred Kennedy;Grant d. age of 2; Mrs. Lieberknecht and Justin, twins; Ada m. Charles Johann; Raymond, of Idaho; and Earl, d. age of 20.
Unto Mr. and Mrs William Lieberknecht were born five children, namely:James Max. b. 8 January 1892; William Floyd, b. 15 September 1893; Marian b. 30 March 1896; Mildred b. 23 May 1898; and Dorothy b. 10 June 1900.
Lischer, Andrew (p. 75)
Andrew Lischer was born in Pennsylvania on the 22 of October 1867, the son of George J. and Katherine (Mentzle) Lischer, both natives of Maryland. They came to Louisa Co., Iowa in 1868. They had five children, namely: Andrew, of this review; Sophia; Martha; Paul E.; and May.
Mr. Lischer married Bessie J. Marsden, a native of Louisa County, a daughter of Henry and Bessie J. Marsden. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lischer had one daughter Helen M.
Long, C.C. (p. 418)
C.C. Long was born in Keokuk Co. onthe 27 June 1882, the son of Jacob and Mary (Mishey) Long, natives of Richland Co., Ohio. They came to Iowa about 1866, locating in Keokuk Co. until the death of the father in December 1904.
Mr. Long married in 1907 to Hulda Swanson, who was born in Iowa, a daughter of John and Anna Swanson. By 1912, they had two children, Erdean R. and Myrtle.