Jan. 21, 1808 Whitemarsh Montgomery County Pennsylvania, USA
Feb. 7, 1873 Philadelphia Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA
Jesse Leister was from Montgomery county, Pennsylvania. In 1840 he lived in Gwynedd Township, Montgomery county. He appears in the Philadelphia city directories as early as 1846 and was a glass packer. In 1852 the family settled at 662 N. 8th St. In 1857 this street was renumbered as 1208 N. 8th St.
The "Military Service Enrollment Books 1861 - 1862, Philadelphia 19th & 20th Wards listed Jesse and his son John as glass blowers living at 1208 North 8th Street.
Residences (mostly City Directories): 1846-47: Rear, 9th above Coates (Coates is now Fairmount Avenue) 1848-50: Oniell north of Franklin St. 1850 Census: Penn District, Philadelphia 1851-52: 8th ab Girard 1852: 1208 N. 8th St. (deed) 1853-7: 662 N. 8th (city directory, mother's March 1856 obituary) 1859-1873: 1208 N. 8th St.
Occupations (mostly City Directories): 1846-52: Carter 1852-54: Laborer (1852 deed, 1853-54 directories) 1855-57: Glass 1859: no occupation listed 1860: Glass manufacturing 1861 - 1862 Glass Blower (Military Service Enrollment Books, 1861 - 1862 Philadelphia 19th and 20th Wards, Page 155) 1861-66: Glasspacker 1867: Clerk 1868-71: Packer 1872: Glasspacker 1874: His name is listed but without an occupation. The information probably gathered by directory publisher prior to his 2-7-1873 death.