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Benjamin C Lessert
Birth: May 4, 1864
Wyoming, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1917
South Dakota, USA

Ben was born when his mother and sisters accompanied Louis on the emigrant road of the North Platte, to buy stock and surplus groceries. Louis wrote, on the scrap of paper that served as the children's birth record, that Ben was born "thirty miles from Fort Laramie on the North Platte". Ben Lessert, Jr. and Lucille, the daughter of David Cottier were married on October 2, 1884 and took up residence immediately. The water-abundant land, like an insertion ribbon between the sandhills and the harder arid ground, seemed ideal for cattle and horses. Young Ben needed little urging from his father to settle on Stinking Water Creek. They had 5 sons, David, Richard, Walter, Egan and Hobart and a daughter Emily Agnes. 
 
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 Parents:
  Louis Benjamin Lessert (1834 - 1917)
  Emily Chatillon (1841 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Lucille Cottier Lessert (1869 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Emily Agnes Lessert Artichoker (1900 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Benjamin C Lessert (1864 - 1917)
  Ollie Lessert McWilliams (1867 - 1892)*
  Samuel Lessert (1869 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Benjamin Lessert, May 4, 1964 to July 19,1917 "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God"
LESSERT (on the base)
 
Burial:
Saint Mary's Cemetery
Martin
Bennett County
South Dakota, USA
 
Maintained by: James and Sharon Cissell
Originally Created by: Ellen Bishop
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
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- Sharon
 Added: Dec. 17, 2013
To great grand uncle's memory
- James and Sharon Cissell
 Added: Oct. 30, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 30, 2012
 
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