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Leppert, Andrew 1825-1881


Posted By: LA (email)
Date: 8/19/2017 at 14:32:23

EARTH TO EARTH Again we are called upon to chronicle the completion of the journey of life and the passage from time to eternity by one of the old settlers of our county. This time the summons has called home one that we would least expect, and the announcement of whose death last Monday produced an effect upon this community such as would that of but few other men in the county. Andrew Leppert, of French Creek township, died last Sunday at 8 p.m. after an illness of one week, from the result of an old injury, aggravated by a recent cold. He was widely known and greatly esteemed, a fact that the large attendance at his funeral from the May's Prairie M. E. Church, yesterday, attested. The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends to console them.
Mr. Leppert was born May 15, 1825, in Kitzingen, Kingdom of Bavaria, Germany. He emigrated to America when fifteen years old, settltng (sic) in Utica, N.Y., where on Jan. 1, 1847, he was married to Johanna Henry. In 1852 he removed to this county, which has since been his home. His first wife died Sept. 9, 1863, and July 8, 1865, he was re-married to Eva Manderscheid, who survives him. He leaves eleven children, five by his first wife and six by his second.
In this connection, at the solicitation of the family, we thank the many friends who extended aid and sympathy to them in the sickness, death and burial of their husband and father.

The Lansing Journal, March 1881 P 8 C 3 (forgot to write down the exact date of the paper, it was last week of March.)


Added by LA on 8/24/2018:

DIED. - Another of our old and respected citizens has passed from the scenes of his labors and gone to join that great silent majority. Mr. Andrew Leppert one of the most respected citizens of French Creek township died at his residence last Sunday evening after about a week's illness. His disease was lung fever but that was not the direct cause of his death. The fever was over and his lungs perfectly free, but the coughing and distress to which he was subjected during his illness aggravated a rupture from which he was suffering for years and the latter proved more than he could bear. Mr. Leppert was a man highly respected among his neighbors and was honored by them for years with offices of trust and honor. He was a resident of French Creek for 25 years or more, and with the exception of the rupture mentioned was in perfect health and one of the most robust men in the county until he took that fatal cold. He was in his 55th year at the time of this death. The remains were interred in May's Prairie cemetery yesterday.

(Source: Eloise Meyer's obituary collection at the Allamakee Historical Society, Waukon)


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