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Stephen Leiby

Submitted by Al Leiby

Stephen Leiby born 1810. Married Rebecca Clingerman. Rebecca was *born Nov10,1812 and *died Jan 31,1898. She is buried in the East Homer Church cemetery, Pawnee Rd, Homer Township, Oh. Marriage records from the Trumbull County Archives indicate William Leiby applied for the license for Stephen Liby and Rebecca Clingerman on September 11, 1834. Also, William Libick and Elizabeth Clingaman were married September 10, 1831, by Jacob Dustman. (Rebecca & Elizabeth were cousins).

In the 1840 census, Stephen Leiby and his brother George Leiby were living in Homer Twp., Medina County, OH. . The 1850 US Census, page 160, shows Stephen and family in Homer Twp., Medina Co., Ohio. Children Gideon l2, Jonathan l0, Abbey 8, Sali 5.

The 1860 Census shows George Leiby was still in Homer Twp. As was Rebecca Leiby and children. Stephen Leiby is not, however, listed. This would indicate that Stephen may have died between 1850 and 1860.

Gideon Leiby *born Feb 12, 1838, *died Dec 27, 1900. married *Marilla Johnson May 21,1868. Marilla was *born June 5, 1851 and *died Aug 21,1916. They are buried together in the East Homer Church Cemetery, Pawnee Rd., Homer Township, Medina County, Ohio.

Info on the Gideon Leibys of Homerville..

  • Research reveals three Gideon Leibys living in the area of Homerville, Ohio during the same time frame. They have been identified as : My GG Grandfather, Gideon, b-2/12/1838, married Marilla Johnson. He is the son of Stephen.
  • Gideon M., born about 1842, married Elizabeth Keene and had eight children. William, Melville, Eddie, James, Allen, Phiana, Lorenzo, & Carrie. He is the son of George, Stephens brother. Our GG Grandfathers cousin. His occupation in the 1880 census is listed as Hotel Keeper. This Gideon also owned a mercantile in Homerville and was the Postmaster of Homerville.
  • The 3rd, Gideon, born about 1869, married Lucy Johnson and had five children, Sylvia, Hazel, Grant, Juanita, & Dayton. He is buried in LaGrange, Ohio. He is the son of Jonathon, our GG Grandfathers brother. He was our GG Grandfathers nephew & father to Dr. Grant Leiby, who was instrumental in assembling the information in this book.

  • Gideon Leiby

    Gideon Leiby Civil War Military record: B Company, 124th O.V.I. (Military records list Gideon Liby. Rank: Private Age 23, Entered Service: Aug 12, 1862, Period of service: 13 months, Discharged: Sept. 2,1863 on Surgeonís certificate of disability). Gideon sustained a dislocated right hip during a march from Lewisville to Elisabethtown, Pa. This combined with kidney disease (a result of typhoid fever) caused Gideon to take a disability discharge from the military.

    Company B was organized, almost exclusively, from the young men of the Western townships of Medina county. When mustered into service of the United States it had so many men that a number of them had to be mustered into other companies, and were later transferred back to the company in which they had enlisted. The regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Oh. from Aug to Sept of 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service July 9, 1865, with orders from the War Department.

    WILLIAM WALLACE LEIBY *born Apr 23, 1879, died 1963. Married *Leafa May Davidson, born Jan 5,1881 and died in 1944. Married May 13,1900. They are buried together at the East Homer Church, Pawnee Rd., Medina County, Ohio. Williams 1949 Ohio drivers license lists his occupation as farmer. Described as 6'2" 169 Gry & Brn. His 1954 drivers license lists occupation as retired. They had eight children.

    *Carl Calvin Leiby born March 3,1901, died July 18,1 947 Diabetes), Married Iva Moorehead, September 19,1923, daughters Betty & Elaine, son Eldon C. born & died August 23,1924. Divorced Iva, Married Jessie Irene Hudson , Daughter Judy (Nash) Carl & Eldon are buried at the East Homer Church, Pawnee Rd. Medina County, Oh.

    *Herald Dean Leiby born Sept 15, 1902, Died 051566. Buried in Sullivan, Oh. Married Esther Baker, daughters Catherine (Neptune) & Melva *Fane Dalton Leiby born Sept 30, 1904, Married Ruth Ridgeway, children, Robert, Raymond, Gerald Dalton, Shirley, Carol, Walter & Lenny. Carol died of pneumonia at age 12

    *Noble Leroy Leiby born Jul 13,1906, Married Irene Moorehead, sister to Iva, Carlís wife. Adopted daughter Pauline

    *Ralph Otis Leiby born Oct 16, 1908, Married Clara Elisabeth Sprague, three children, Ralph Dean, Janet & Clara Jean (Jeanne)

    *Mary Marie Leiby born Feb 18, 1912, Married Albert S. Weidrick, sons Allen & Gary Al & Marie are buried in the Spencer, Ohio cemetery.

    *Lester Leiby born Aug 24, 1914, Died September 10,1954 in an auto accident, Married Ilene Stark, o children, Lester Eldon & Linda Kay. Lester is buried at the East Homer Church, Pawnee Rd., Medina Co. Ohio. Ilene died of colon cancer and is buried at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Largo florida

    *Kenneth M. Leiby, Married Doris Turner , Both are buried at East Homer Church. Their children were , Joyce, twins Harry & Larry, Sandy, Jayne, Kenneth, Scheryl, & Joan,

    * indicates a portion of the information was gleaned from Leiby family bible.

    Other Family Pictures
    (Click on the small pictures to view the larger images.)

    This photo is of William Wallace, Leafa May Leiby & family circa 1920
    This Photo Pictures: Back row L to R Netta Leiby Witherstine, Gideon & Marilla Leiby; Front Row L to R Ruth Witherstine, Isaiah (Jim) Witherstine, Willaim W. & Leafa May Leiby. Note that Leafa appears preganant which would indicate this picture was taken in late 1901
    Leiby Homestead, Homerville, Ohio, late 1800's. Pictured is Gideon, Marilla, Netta & William Leiby. Located East of rt 301 on Black river High School Rd., in Medina County.

    This is a tin type of Gideon Leiby (right rear) and three unidentified friends probably from the 1860's

    This is a tin type of William W & Leafa May Leiby taken around the turn of the century.

    Submitted by Alan Lee Leiby
    PO Box 63, Wellington, Ohio 44090

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