Silas Leister

Silas Leister

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Nov 1912 (aged 70)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Granville, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Northside, Row 15, Grave 308
Memorial ID 11545218 · View Source
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Name: Silas Hoover Leister
Born: 24 Feb 1842 Montgomery County, PA
Died: 24 Nov 1912 Milwaukee County, WI

~Source: MENOMONEE FALLS NEWS Friday, November 19, 1912

Silas H. Leister Passed Away. Veteran School Teacher Dies on Sunday. Resided in this locality since 1842. Following an illness extending back several weeks since when he was confined to his bed. Silas Hoover Leister, born in Montgomery Co., Pa. Feb'y 24, 1842, finally yielded to the attack and passed away at the Milwaukee Hospital Nov. 24, 1912 aged 70 years and nine months. The deceased was the youngest of five children that came to Wisconsin in the year 1842 and settled upon a farm in the town of Granville, where that section was an unbroken forest.

In common with others who were pioneers he experienced the hardships of the early settlers, whose industry and labor made possible much of the advancement of later years. He received his education in the district school and at the age of 20 began teaching. By earnest effort and with natural ability he continued to follow this profession over forty years. As the District School master, he was well known in the community where all these years the pupils of his schools, were give the practical as well as academic instruction under his leadership.

One of his last spoken recollections in his last illness was that he had walked to and from the school houses of our community for 41 years. He was married to Mary Hemsing in 1866. Of this union seven children, with the widow, survive. They are Rose May, Charles William and Ira Gay of Milwaukee, Hiram Edsom of Wauwatosa, Perry White Leister of Sheboygan Falls, Henry Clinton of Iron River, Wis., and Percy Clay Leister of this village. One brother Tobias of Granville, aged 77 years is the last survivor of the family that came here in 1842. The last rites were observed on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock when the family and friends gathered at the M. E. Church here, Rev. T. K. Foss officiating.

Interment took place in the family lot at West Granville Cemetery.

Submitted by: Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin

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