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Anna Maria Hughes Lesher
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1853
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 6, 1911
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA

Anna Maria Lesher nee Hughes fell asleep in Jesus on Dec. 6, 1911, at her home on North street, Naperville, Ill., after an illness of a year. She was born in Lebanon county, Pa., June 6, 1853. Her age was 58 years, 6 months. When but a child she, with her parents, came to Illinois and located at Copenhagen.
She was united in marriage to John C. Lesher on Feb. 13, 1876, who survives her. To this union nine children were born. Four have preceded mother to the eternal world. Those left to mourn their loving mother's departure are Addie, Mrs. Leslie Gates, Mrs. H. B. Emmel, Hermiston, Ore., Harriet and Harry.
Two sisters are living, Mrs. Sarah Enck and Mrs. Carrie Hartzell, and four brothers, Morgan Hughes of Aurora, Ill., Joseph Hughes, B. W. Hughes and Martin Hughes of this city.
Sister Lesher was converted in the 22nd year of her life under the ministry of Rev. Wm. Neitz. She lived a quiet christian life and was a member of Grace United Evangelical church. Her many trials and her severe illness she bore without a murmur. Her love to God was deep and her faith was strong. The dear old familiar song which she sung shortly before she became unconscious expresses her relation to the Lord and her longing:

The Naperville Clarion
December 13, 1911
 
 
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 Parents:
  Bushrod Washington Hughes (1821 - 1879)
  Sarah Ann Shindel Hughes (1822 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  John Charles Lesher (1852 - 1932)
 
 Children:
  Adaline Jane Lesher Corel (1877 - 1942)*
  Carrie Lesher (1880 - 1880)*
  Frank Lesher (1884 - 1887)*
  Infant Lesher (1886 - 1886)*
  Arnie Lesher (1888 - 1889)*
  Harriet Mabel Lesher Dillon (1891 - 1962)*
  Harry LeRoy Lesher (1894 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Schindel Hughes (1840 - 1905)**
  Morgan Hughes (1843 - 1916)**
  Elizabeth Ann Hughes Frost (1848 - 1907)**
  Anna Maria Hughes Lesher (1853 - 1911)
  Joseph E. Hughes (1854 - 1926)*
  Emma Sarah Hughes Enck (1855 - 1882)*
  Sarah Rebecca Hughes Enck (1857 - 1919)*
  Frank Hughes (1858 - 1872)*
  Bushrod Washington Hughes (1860 - 1919)*
  Martin Dreibelbis Hughes (1862 - 1939)*
  Caroline Virginia Hughes Hartzell (1865 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Naperville Cemetery
Naperville
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Sec 2 Lot 595 Plot 1
 
Created by: Timothy Ory
Record added: May 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36687557
Anna Maria <i>Hughes</i> Lesher
Added by: Timothy Ory
 
 
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- TurningHearts
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017
Rest in peace Anna Maria.
- A Shindel Granddaughter
 Added: Aug. 28, 2009
 
 
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