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Sep 08

Tombstone Tuesday–Andrew E. Leistner

Andrew E. Leistner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

Andrew E. Leistner, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Andrew E. Leistner, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Andrew E.
Son of
J. &  L. Leistner
Died
Dec. 15, 1887
Aged
4 y. 5 m. & 29 d.

Andreas “Andrew” Edward Leistner, was born 16 June 1883 in Blackcreek Township, Mercer County, Ohio, the son of Johann & Leanna Leistner. [1] This surname was occasionally spelled Leisner in Zion Chatt’s records.

His parents, John (1845-1917) and Leanna (Hinton) Leistner (1848-1928), were married in Mercer County, Ohio, 23 March 1873. [2] John and Leanna are buried in Kessler Cemetery, just south of Chatt.

Andrew had a twin sister, Annie E., [1] who married a Case. [3]

Andrew died 14 December 1887 and was buried on the 16th.

Andrew’s burial record is the only information recorded about him in Zion Chatt’s records.

 

[1] “Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 6 Sep 2015), Andrew Leistner and Annie E. Leistner, 16 Jun 1883; citing Birth, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, reference 7, county courthouses, Ohio; Probate Court Birth Registers 1882-88, p.7; from FHL microfilm 914953.

[2] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https:familysearch.org : accessed 6 Sep 2015), John Leisner and Ann Hinton, 23 Mar 1873; citing Mercer, Ohio, reference p.333; county courthouses, Ohio; Mercer County Marriages Vol. 3:333; from FHL microfilm 914956.

[3] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Anna Elizabeth Case, 25 Mar 1983; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 Sep 2015); from Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007. [This names her father as John Leistner and mother as Leana Hinton.]

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