John Christian Leu

John Christian Leu

Birth
Death 31 Mar 1945 (aged 76)
Burial Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 100623597 · View Source
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John was born Johann Christian Asmus Leu at Bornemoor, near Eckenforde Germany.
Johannes Christian Asmus Leu was born December 29, 1868 in Bornemoor, Germany (near Eckenforde, Germany) to Johann Friedrich and Catharina Margaretha Dorothea (Moller) Leu (born April 5, 1836).

In 1885 Johannes, applied for and was granted permission to immigrate. So just before he turned 17 years old, he left his parents and his younger sisters Helena Christina Friederica (born December 11, 1871) and Wilhelmine Christian (born December 18, 1877) and set sail to the United States of America...entering the port of New Orleans, Louisiana. (Another sister, Christina Margaretha Dorothea [born February 17, 1874] had passed away at the age of 5 on April 5, 1879.

On August 2, 1896 John C. Leu and Emma Bernadie Suhr (also an immigrant from Germany) were united in marriage in Omaha, Nebraska.

This union was blessed with eleven children...Helen, Margaret, William, Anne, Henrietta, Elsie, John, Ida, Clara, Olga and Gerhardt.

John first worked in a packing plant in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1902 the family moved to a farm near Wisner, Nebraska. John received his citizenship on September 17, 1906 at West Point, Nebraska. John, having health issues was in need of a dryer climate, so in 1919 the family moved to the Bushnell, Nebraska area and purchased farm land. They remained there until 1944 when they moved to Alliance, Nebraska to be near four of their daughters..Elsie, Ida, Clara and Olga.

On March 31, 1945 John died of a heart attack in Alliance, Nebraska. John was survived by his wife Emma and 9 of his 11 children.....and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter Helen Leu in1897, by his son Johanna Diedrich Ernst Leu in 1912, and by a grandchild Mildred Joan. Leu in1928. Internment was in the Alliance, Nebraska cemetery.


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  • Maintained by: Marvin Bowman
  • Originally Created by: David Goltry
  • Added: 12 Nov 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 100623597
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Christian Leu (29 Dec 1868–31 Mar 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 100623597, citing Alliance Cemetery, Alliance, Box Butte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Marvin Bowman (contributor 46921462) .