Sunday, March 1, 2009
Glessner Company Family Business - Lewis Wm Glessner 1878-1964
Lewis Wm Glessner. b Nov 9,1878 to Leonard Cowles and Emma Chappelear Glessner, Farmer City IL, d 1964, San Francisco CA. Lewis served the secretary of the Glessner Medicine Company at 230 E Sandusky Ave, Findlay. He built a home on a lot on S Main, like my grandfather, Harry, a craftsman style at 1212 S Main. My Mom, Peg Weaver, remembered her cousins Robert M Glessner b 1907, and John L Glessne b 1910r, moved to California, San Francisco area in the late 1920's when he disassocatied himself from the family business and went west. Harry C Glessner and Mary E Glesser the remaining siblings stayed in Findlay and were involve in the day to day operations ot the patent medicine business into the 1960's.