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John Leas
(1798-1875)
Sophia Spangler
(1799-1883)
Martin Schimpff
(1785-1867)
Elizabeth Unknown
(1790-1878)
John Leas , IV
(1816-1897)
Susanna Shimpff
(1820-1881)
Obediah Leas
(1851-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ida Farrington
2. Lydia May Plum

3. Lydia May Frederick

Obediah Leas 2

  • Born: 5 Nov 1851, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Marriage (1): Ida Farrington
  • Marriage (2): Lydia May Plum on 27 Nov 1872 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 1
  • Marriage (3): Lydia May Frederick on 30 Mar 1916 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA
  • Died: 23 Nov 1939, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA at age 88
  • Buried: Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA
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bullet  General Notes:

Married by the Rev. Henry Bair

Biography of Obe Leas, pages 893 / 894. History of De Kalb County, Indiana. Inter-State Publishing Company, Chicago, 1885.

Obe Leas, is a native of Steuben County, Ind., born Nov. 5, 1851, the seventh of twelve children of John and Susan (Schmipff) Leas, native of Pennsylvania. In 1849 his parents moved to Stark County, Ohio, and thence to Steuben County, Ind., locating on the line of De Kalb County; now live in Smithfield Township, De Kalb County. Obe Leas was reared on a farm, receiving a good education, completing it at Waterloo. He remained with his parents till manhood, and soon after his twenty-first birthday was married to Lydia, third daughter of Joseph and Nancy Plum. After his marriage he settled on the farm where he has since lived, known as the old Middleton farm, near the city of Waterloo. It contains ninety-six acres of choice land, the greater part under cultivation and with improvements are all substantial and in good repair. He devotes considerable attention to raising horses, having several of the celebrated Clydesdale breed. He is one of the enterprising young men of the township and a prominent and prosperous citizen. He had three children---Byron, Franklin O. and Lulu M.

Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin Auburn, Indiana Agoodwin@cltnet.com

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence: US Census, 1870, Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. Age 19


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Obediah married Ida Farrington. (Ida Farrington was born about 1864 3 and died on 8 Nov 1946 in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.)


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Obediah next married Lydia May Plum, daughter of Joseph Plum and Nancy Slick, on 27 Nov 1872 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.1 (Lydia May Plum was born on 4 Sep 1856 in Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana, USA, died on 20 Jun 1915 in Grant Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Waterloo Cemetery, Waterloo, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.)


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Obediah next married Lydia May Frederick, daughter of George Frederick and Anna Mariah Fryberger, on 30 Mar 1916 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA. (Lydia May Frederick was born on 4 Dec 1864 in Dekalb County, Indiana, USA,4 died on 4 Jun 1927 in Steuben County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Circle Cemetery, Hudson, Steuben County, Indiana, USA.)


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Sources


1 PIONEER WEDDINGS (http://www.rootsweb.com/~indekalb/other/marriages.txt).

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

3 Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Name: Name: The Generations Network, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;;).

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>US Census for 1900</i>(www.familysearch.org).


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