Monday, August 18, 2014

Glessner Family Findlay Ohio Lewis Glessner Newspaper Publisher Leonard Cowles Glessner and Children

Here is the earliest portrait I have of Lewis Glesssner- Nichols Studio, Findlay Ohio - He moved from Delaware in 1861 and died in Findlay in 1869 - He married Georgiana Cowles in Delaware Ohio in 1838, and was the postmaster there prior to his move to northwest Ohio -
Family links:
  Peter Glessner (1767 - 1836)
  Margaret Schaaf Glessner (1777 - 1845)

  Georgiana Cowles Glessner (1820 - 1907)

  William Legget Glessner (1840 - 1926)*
  Edward Cowles Glessner (1844 - 1864)*
  Fredrick Henry Glessner (1846 - 1936)*
  Florence Glessner (1849 - 1926)*
  Clara Glessner (1851 - 1863)*
  Leonard Cowles Glessner (1853 - 1936)*
  Douglas Glessner (1856 - 1910)*
  Laura E. Glessner (1859 - 1958)*
  Eleanor Glessner White (1863 - 1940)*


 Lewis Glessner was the patriarch of the Glessners who moved to Findlay from Delaware OH.

Certificate of Lewis Glessner serving as Postmaster in Delaware OH.  1845

Lewis Glessner purchased the Hancock County Courier in 1861, which was published as a Democratic pacifist paper during the Civil War supported by the Republican president.
The Census of 1870 in Findlay includes : 870 US Census  Findlay Hancock Co OH
Lewis C Glessner     Editor Courier  58
Georgianna Glessner   Keeping House 49
Fredrick Glessner    Printer  23
Florence Glessner 20
Leanord Glessner   Printer  17
Douglas Glessner  13
Laura Glessner 11
Ella Glessner  7

The family home, in 1875 is illustrated in this drawing.  Was on West Sandusky St  Lewis is my great great grandfather,  and a few years ago, I visited the Maple Lawn Cemetery and acted the part of Lewis near the time of Halloween, 

This is the large monument for the Glessner Family in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Lewis and Georgiana Cowles are buried here Block B, Lot 60,I acted the part of Lewis Glessner at part of the Spirits Arise Fund Raiser for the Hancock Co Historical Museum. Here I am in 2003 at the Glessner Plot.
Leonard Cowles Glessner, was Born in Delaware OH in 1853 March 17, and always wore green ties according to my mom,  He played golf as an older man, and died 11 Dec 1936 being hit by a car in downtown Findlay.  
 Lewis William Glessner, Mary Eleanor Glessner, and Fred Chappelear Glessner in a portrait ca 1892 as the birth dates of the three are- Lewis Wm -9 Nov 1878 Farmer City IL, Mary Eleanor, 30 May 1887 Sedalia MO, and Fred. b 17 Aug 1885, Sedalia MO -  Fred my grandfather, later changed his first name to Harry, according to my mom, as he did not like his name and did not  want to be thought  of like his uncle Fred.  

 Leonard Cowles Glessner and Emma Chappelear ( b 25 Aug 1855 Camden Pt MO) were married 12 Sep 1877 in Farmer City IL, where Leonard had purchased the local newspaper.

Here is a document I found on line with Ancestry, where "Uncle Lewis" died, in the Elks Club in San Francisco as noted on this funeral home paper - He had lived in San Francisco for 39 years, and when I visit SF I went with this paper and had lunch in the Elks Club with my friend Rick Borutta who had moved from NY out to California - I later drove to Madronia Cemetery in Saratoga and took grave site photos and put them up on Find a Grave - hoping others of his line, might look me up!

Burial plot in Findlay of Inez Chase and Harry Chapplear Glessner.  Inez and my mom, were red heads, and I have recently enjoyed tracing the Chase Family Genealogy from Ohio, back to New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, then to Chesham Buckinghamshire England and back to Ireland as well.
In 1972 I visited Finday and the Glessners with my mom, Peg Glessner Weaver, and decided to find Glessner Ave which was named after our early Glessner pioneers to Findlay, Lewis and Georgianna Cowles Glessner who arrived here in the early 1860's.   Inez, at age 84,  on the left was born on the Chase family farm in 1888, the daughter of Justus Zedikiah Chase, in Liberty Twp.  My mom, here, then 62, still had a tinge of the red, auburn hair, that she inherited from the Chase lineage.

1972 Inez Chase Glessner at age 84, with Tom Weaver, this author during past of my "hippy phase", then a U of M Medical Student, age 25, visiting Findlay Ohio with my mom, Peg Weaver.  

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