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Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Birth: Mar. 23, 1874
Montabaur
Westerwaldkreis
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Jul. 25, 1951
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA

Artist. He was born in Montabaur, Germany as Joseph Christian Leyendecker better known as J.C. His first Saturday Evening Post cover was in 1899, and did more than 300 more during the next 40 years. Among the most famous of these was the annual New Year Baby series. He was elected to the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1977. (bio by: Genet) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Leyendecker (1838 - 1916)
  Elizabeth Oreseifen Leyendecker (1845 - 1905)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Beach (1886 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Adolph A. Leyendecker (1869 - 1938)*
  Augusta Mary Leyendecker (1872 - 1957)*
  Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874 - 1951)
  Frank Xavier Leyendecker (1876 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: White Oak Plot, Section 18 Lot West 1925
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Genet
Record added: Jun 04, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11089743
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 Added: Jul. 25, 2017

- Janis•E
 Added: Mar. 23, 2017
I'm using one of your Chistmas images for my cards this year. Thank you! RIP.
- Nicky D
 Added: Oct. 17, 2016
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