|Birth: ||May 25, 1839, Germany|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1910|
Aged 71y 4m 12d; born in Germany
William F. Leeder, a well known musician and barber of this city, who had lived in Springfield for the past forty-eight years, died at the home of his son, Frank H. Leeder, 1026 South Spring street, at 7 o'clock last evening, forty-eight hours after he had been stricken with paralysis. Mr. Leeder suffered a stroke of paralysis at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening, while at his barber shop, 408 South Fourth street. He was at once removed to the home of his son and rapidly failed.
Deceased was born in Brunswick, Germany, May 25, 1839, and came to this country with his parents, when he was seven years old, landing at New Orleans, La. From there Mr. Leeder went to St. Louis, where his father died in 1849. After living at Central City, Ill., and Jackson, Tenn., Mr. Leeder removed to Springfield in 1862, and resided here until the time of his death.
Mr. Leeder upon his arrival in Springfield, was employed in the old Market House barber shop in Monroe street. He was married to Mrs. Flora Rippstein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rippstein, on Jan. 20, 1863. Mrs. Leeder died on January 20, 1899, the anniversary of her wedding day. At the time of death of Mr. Leeder he was 71 years, 4 months and 11 days old.
Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Leeder, seven of who survive: Mrs. Flora Conway of Chicago; W. E. Leeder of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. C. E. Roach of Granite City, Mrs. Fred Thomas of Danville, N. Y., and Henry and Frank Leeder and Mrs. Jane Ayres all of this city. He is also survived by seventeen grand children.
Deceased was one of the oldest barbers as well as one of the oldest musicians of the city. He was a member of Butlers band, the German Reed band and manager of the Springfield City band. He was also a member of Sangamon Lodge No. 6, Odd Fellows, and Camp No. 454, Modern Woodmen of America. IL State Register, Springfield, IL 10-7-1910
The funeral of W. F. Leeder, who died Thursday at the home of his son, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the residence of his son, H. A. Leeder, 1026 South Spring street, pastor of Grace Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery. The services will be in charge of the Odd Fellows. IL State Journal, Springfield, IL 10-8-1910
Flora K. Rippstein Leeder (1845 - 1899)*
Margaret Leeder Roach (1871 - 1923)*
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Plot: Block 7, 260; no stone
Maintained by: BjJ
Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
Record added: Nov 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 31063354
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