Jacob Lesher

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Jun 1911 (aged 86)
Glade, Phillips County, Kansas, USA
Burial Unknown
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Topeka Daily Capital--December 29, 1906
Marriage of Aged Couple in Marvin
One of the sensational events in the little village of Marvin during the late holidays was the marriage, December 25, 1906, of Mr. Jacob Lesher to Mrs. Matilda Arnold, the former of Kirwin, aged 83, and the latter of Marvin, aged 77. The marriage was solemnized at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. L. C. Chase, in said village, Mrs. Chase and Miss Viva Major being the only persons present to witness the ceremony.
Note: Matilda Arnold was born April 1830 in Ohio and was married to Julius M. Arnold in 1889.

Mr. Lesher was a former resident of Graham county, where, for many years, he was well known as an excellent citizen, and stood high for integrity and staunch temperance principles. Mrs. Lesher is an old resident and a lady of good standing in the community, and we are glad to know that they are now in a position to help each other in their declining year. The aged couple left Marion on the morning of their marriage for a drive of 10 miles to their pleasant home in Kirwin, followed by the best wishes of a multitude of friends in this vicinity. Although well along in years, they are comparatively healthy and able to work. Mr. Lesher tells us that he has followed the plow every year from boyhood till the last, and Mrs. Lesher has done her own work and some for others for many years. This is certainly a remarkable record for these dear old people, and it is to be hoped that kind providence may favor them with many pleasant years ere they are gathered to their final home in the beautiful beyond.

The Goodland Republic-Goodland, Kansas--March 31, 1893
Mrs. Lydia Ann Lesher, wife of Jacob Lesher, died at her home near Lava, Sherman county, Kansas, Sunday morning, March 19.

The funeral was held at Brownville school house. Rev. Clark of Winona, performing the last sad rites. She was laid to rest in the Brownville cemetery.

The deceased was a great sufferer, having been ill about eight months. She leaves a husband and 10 children to mourn her loss.

Lydia Ann Troxel was born in Stark county, Ohio, March 13, 1824, where she was married to Jacob Lesher on December 9, 1845. In 1853 they moved to Illinois where they resided until 1879, then moving to Iowa, where they resided six years, from there they moved to western Kansas where they still reside.

To them were born nine sons and four daughters: Calvin, Hester, Samuel, Henry, Martha, Adam, George, John, William, Mary, Edward, Nathen and Rebecca. Four of her children, Mrs. Hester Lesher-McQueen of Ogalla, Nebraska, and her three youngest children were with her at the close.

Mrs. Lesher was a member of the Methodist church, a kind wife and indulgent mother and respected by all. A large concourse of people followed her to her last resting place.

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