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William Tell Lehnherr, Sr
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Birth: May 22, 1853
Horseheaven
Jefferson County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1931
Metzger
Washington County
Oregon, USA

William Tell Lehnherr went by "Tell". Tell married (1) Anna E. Smith, 25 June 1876; (2) Eleanor Anna Spires, 5 October 1887 in Myrtle Point, Coos County, Oregon.

Tell moved with his parents and family from Happy Valley, Douglas County, Oregon (near Green) to Myrtle Point as a young boy. His father at one time owned the entire townsite of Myrtle Point.

At age 15, Tell acted as chief clerk in a grocery store owned by his father, Christian. Later, for 12 years, he operated a dray line (with brother-in-law, Lloyd Spires)and a mail route and then became a stock rancher on a ranch in Curry County.

The family was still living in Myrtle Point in 1900. They then moved to a ranch in Curry County. Their next domicile was with their daughter Alice and her husband David Norcross who lived in Metzger, Washington County, Oregon.

Tell Lehnherr was a small, wiry man, a frontiersman-type, good-hearted, and a fine horseman.

Note: The above birth data came from Tell's son; however, in an article published in the "Southern Coos County American" Sept. 24, 1925, Tell stated that he was born in Clackamas County. Research is continuing.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Christian Lehnherr (1816 - 1887)
  Mary Catherine Touberit Lehnherr (1829 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellinor Anna Spires Lehnherr (1862 - 1944)*
 
 Children:
  Alice Ellinor Lehnherr Norcross (1889 - 1972)*
  Mary Catherine Lehnherr Bailey (1891 - 1972)*
  William Tell Lehnherr (1893 - 1972)*
  Dorothy Genevieve Lehnherr Francis (1896 - 1947)*
  Edith Helen Lehnherr Scofield (1900 - 1979)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Tell Lehnherr (1853 - 1931)
  John A. Lehnherr (1856 - 1898)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crescent Grove Cemetery
Tigard
Washington County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Oct 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60509294
William Tell Lehnherr, Sr
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William Tell Lehnherr, Sr
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William Tell Lehnherr, Sr
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