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Biography copied from the St. Louis Park Dispatch Newspaper.
Thursday, August 20, 1959.

LABELLE, Sister Renee, A full and meaningful life, brimming with contacts in the music world, overflowing with the satisfaction of training young fingers in the melodies of the masters, motivated by the desire for a religious life in the Order of St. Benedict, is a partial composite of Sister Renee, director of the Most Holy Trinity school of music.

In the quiet orderly atmosphere of the convent, located at 4029 Utica Ave. St. Louis Park, Sister Renee has scrap books and a filing system recording her family history and genealogies of both parents since the seventeenth century in Canada, and a century previous to that in France.

Sister Renee is the eldest and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August LaBelle. She has three younger brothers, one living in Montana and the others in Washington state. Her grandparents homesteaded a tract of land near Lake Calhoun. She was born in Minneapolis.

After entering the Order of St. Benedict at St. Joseph, Minn., Sister Renee taught music at Eau Claire, Wis., the Cathedral High School of Bismarck, N.D.

RECEIVES PAPAL REQUEST

Eleven years ago, she became one of the group of Benedictines who at the request of Pope Pius XII formed the nucelus of the present St. Paul's priory in St. Paul. During her life as a nun, she has directed orchestras, choral groups, choirs, and has had much experience in private and class piano teaching.

She holds a bachelor of Music degree from the MacPhail school of music, has done graduate work at the University of Minnesota, Marquette university, Milwaukee, and the Sherwood school of music in Chicago. She has held membership in the National Guild of Piano Teachers for the past 15 years, and has been a member of the Minneapolis Teachers association for man years.

All this is the dedicated world of music in which Sister Renee walks. Her avocation is genealogy and the branches of her family tree reach out to every direction. Her grandparents, Francois and Caroline Gagne came from Quebec, Canada, and are descendants of Pierre and Louis Gagne wo homesteaded the land at the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre, Canada, in 1650.

5000 RELATIVES

Descendants in Hennepin County have formed an Association of 300 members, and elected officers in 1950. A family reunion is held yearly in Folwell Park, North Minneapolis, in 1953, a Tercentennial observance was held in St. Anne de Beaupre, Canada, where 5000 descendants gathered for a three day celebration.

The climax of his gathering was a Mass celebrated by Quebec's auxiliary Bishop Omer Garant and a sermon preached by Bishop LaBrie of Saint-Laurent, both descendants of the Gagnes. At this time alos, Mayor Gagne of Quebec place da bronze plaque on the ancient town church, built in 1658, to honor the Gagne family. Each year on the first Sunday in September 1500 or more descendents gather in the Basilica of St. Anne to assist at a Mass of reunion.

This year's Mass will be the 306th observance of the arrival of the Gagne family in North America.

Since 1951, bi-monthly bulletins have been issued from headquarters in Quebec to each member of the association throughout the North American and European continents. Each bulletin, printed in French, is dedicated to a different member of the Gagne ancestors giving detailed information regarding that particular branch--their place of birth, family into which they married, where they homestead, personal achievements etc. To date these bulletins have covered the first five generations. Sister Renee belongs to the 12th generation and is a descendent of Pierre.

MEANS TO WIN

The formal name of the Gagne Family Association is the Gagne--Bellavance group. The name Gagne, meaning to win, was changed by some members of the family in the early 17th century to Bellavance. Tis meaning, "to win" is exemplified in Vern Gagne, former University of Minnesota athlete and professional champion wrestler.

Soft spoken, Sister Renee, is a nun with a past, present and a future. Her past is the knowledge and record of her ancestors from the Fifteenth century; her present is her (illegible) interest in her walk of life, and her guture will (illegible) the growth of the past and present with immediate plans towards the registration of pupils.

 

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LA BRASH, A. C. a native of Michigan, was born July 7th, 1841. His father, being a black-smith, taught him the trade while yet a boy. In the fall of 1854, he located at Waukegan, Illinois, thence to Chicago where he remained fourteen months, then returned to Waukegan, and in 1858, he came to St., Paul, where, with his father, he opened a shop, and for nearly two years remained there, then came to St. Anthony. While here, he was employed by others until 1861; he, then went to Osseo and opened an establishment of his own, and remained there until the Indian outbreak of 1862, when he returned to this city, and has since remained, doing a general black-smithing business on First street north. He married Miss Julia Potvin, of Canada, in 1860. They have three sons and one daughter.

 

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LADRIERE, Rev. A. was born at Levis, near Quebec, in 1826, and was educated at Quebec Seminary. He was assistant at St. Thomas Parish one year, also at Levis one year, then three years at St. Roch, and was pastor at St. Fabian fifteen years ; then at Isle Verte five years; He came to Osseo in 1876, and took charge of the St. Louis church at this place.

 

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LAFLIN, George A. a native of Chittenden county, Vermont, was born February 19th, 1837; he lived there nineteen years, and came to Maple Grove, Minnesota, in 1856. On June 10th, 1867, he was married to Miss Annie L. Eddy, of Maple Grove. In October, 1872, she died, and he married for his second wife, Elizabeth N. Kerr, January 7th, 1874. Mr. Laflin's first wife bore him three children, and he has two by his second wife.

 

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LAFLIN, Q.A. was born in Milton, Vermont, August 20th, 1850. He came with his parents to Minnesota in 1856, and lived in the town of Dayton until 1876. He was married December 7th, 1876, to Miss Nellie Knibbe, who was born in Holland December 18th, 1858, and came to America in 1873. They have two children.

 

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LAMOREAUX, H. R. was born at Arcadia, New York, July 28d, 1842. In 1862, he engaged in the canal business, owning, and having in charge a boat between Buffalo and New York, until 1875, when he came to this city engaging in lumbering about three years. In October, 1880, he rented and furnished his present billiard hall at 223 First Avenue south. He married Mary Smith, of New York, March 3d, 1863. They have two children, Louis and Mary.

 

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LAMP, Christian a native of Denmark, was born August 24th, 1845. He passed his youth in his native place, where he learned shoemaking. He came to the United States in 1873, and first located at Marquette, Michigan, remaining five years, when he removed to St. Paul. In September, 1879, he located at Minneapolis, and with his brother opened a boot and shoe store. He is a member of the Light Infantry band. He married Miss Sophia Nelson, of Denmark, in 1868, who has borne him five children, four of whom are living: Walter, Bodil Mary, Christian and Joachim.

 

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LAMP, Joachim born January 7th, 1855, is a native of Denmark. He learned shoemaking there, came to the United States, in 1876, and has been with his brother since. He is also a member of the Light Infantry band, playing baritone, trombone, and strings.

 

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LANE, Freeman P. of the law firm of Giddings and Lane, is a native of Washington county, Maine,. born April 20th, 1853. He came west with his parents in 1862, locating in Minneapolis. He began his labors by engaging as a newsboy selling the Press and Pioneer. He attended school until 1867, after which he worked in L. L. Stanchfield's mill, at the mouth of Bassett's Creek. In 1868 he was clerk for his father in the grocery business. He entered the employ of the Northwestern Telegraph Company as line builder and repairer in Minnesota and Dakota, and remained with them until 1872. During this time, however he attended school two winters at the Minneapolis Business College. He then began reading law with Albee Smith, and in 1873, entered the Albany Law School, of New York. He was admitted to the bar at Albany, May 4th, 1874, returned to this city, and, in 1875, formed a partnership with G. W. Harl, and the next year the present firm of Giddings and Lane was organized, and is conducting a successful business. Mr. Lane was married, in 1875, to Miss Mollie Lauderdale, who has borne him two children: Bessie and Ina.

 

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LANE, James S. is a native of New Brunswick, born in 1833. After reaching the age of manhood, he gave his attention principally to lumbering. In 1852, he came to St. Anthony and engaged with the old water power company, and later with H. T. Welles. He was surveyor general of logs and lumber for three terms. He became a member of the firm of L. Butler and Company of No. One Platform mills, now Merriman, Barrows and Company. He was married, in 1860, to Miss Aubine Dorman, by whom he has seven children: Verna, Minnie, Lizzie, Mittie, Frank, Emma and Mark. His mother, Mrs. Velma Lane, is a member of his household, and though seventy-five years of age, is in good health and has been a resident of this city since 1855. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meeting of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LANE, James Sargent was born in St. Stephens, N.B., August 6, 1833. He came to St. Anthony October 17, 1852, and was married to Miss Aubine Dorman, daughter of Israel Dorman, December 1, 1860. Mr. Lane was appointed surveyor general of lags and lumber for the Second District of Minnesota by Governor Stephen Miller and later by Governor William Marshall. He has been alderman of the second ward of Minneapolis for two terms, and is member of the City Council at the present time. Mr. Lane is a Republican, a Mason, and, was for several years foreman of Cataract Fire Engine Company, the first organized in the city. It was while be was foreman that at a trial between the Cataract hand engine and the first St. Paul steamer that the Cataract was victorious. Mrs. Lane arrived in St. Anthony with her parents in 1856. (SEE ALSO ABOVE)

 

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LANE, Leonidas M. was born in 1835, at St. Stephens, New Brunswick. At sixteen years of age he entered a saw mill, remaining there until, August, 1855, when he came St. Anthony, and entered the mills as sawyer, and remained until 1861. He then enlisted in Company A, First Minnesota Volunteers, for three months. In the fall of 1862 he re-enlisted in Company A, Ninth Minnesota Volunteers. At the battle of Bryson's crossroads, he was taken prisoner, and taken to Macon, Georgia; from there to Charleston, thence to Columbia. After an imprisonment of nine months he reached the Union lines. He returned to St. Anthony in March, 1865. He has since been in the lumbering business in connection with his brother, J. S. Lane, and is now a member of the firm of Merriman, Barrows and Company. He married Anna McLeod in 1869. Their children are, Harry, Eva, Robbie, Roscoe and Leon.

 

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LANGDON, R. B. was born at New Haven, Vermont, in 1826. He received an academic education, and began active life as foreman of a construction party on the Rutland and Burlington railroad, in 1848. Since then the principal business of his life has been the construction of railroads, having under his superintendence, roads in Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota. Tennessee and Mississippi. He built the water-power canal for the Minneapolis Mill Co., in 1866, also erected a number of the important buildings of the city. He had charge of the party who broke the ground for the first railroad in the state, the St. Paul and Pacific railroad, in 1858. Since 1866 he has been a resident of Minneapolis. In 1872, R. B. Langdon and Company erected a planing-mill on Third street which they still own. He was state senator for six consecutive years ending in 1878, and is now vice-president of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad. He married Sarah Smith in 1859. Their children are: Cavour, Martha, and Caroline.

 

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LANGE, J. was born June 25th, 1836, in Germany. He acquired a knowledge of the mason's trade in his native country, and in 1866 came to the United States and located in New York. Ten years later he removed to Minneapolis and erected the building on Riverside Avenue, where he is located, doing a good business in groceries. He was married in 1869, to Helen Gerdes, of Germany. They are the parents of six children, four of whom are living: Emily, Henry, William, and Herman.

 

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LARAMEE, Louis is a native of Montreal, Canada, born April 11th, 1837. He removed to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1855, and engaged in the pursuit of his regular trade, that of harness-making. He came to St. Paul in 1857; thence to St. Anthony, and to this city in 1865, and has since remained here in business. His present location is 304 Nicollet Avenue, where he has an extensive establishment, employing twenty-eight men. Until 1876, he was working as an employee, and by his energy and strict attention to business has elevated himself to his present position. He was married in 1870, to Miss Alphonsie Davis, of Montreal, who bore him two children, Eugenie and Alfred.

 

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meetings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LARAWAY, Abbie F. ( Clark ), wife of O.M. Laraway, was born at Kinsman, Ohio, March 5, 1837. She was married to Mr. Laraway on November 8, 1857. They have one son, Floyd, who is in business with his father, and one daughter, Abby Grace Laraway, born in Minneapolis June 1, 1874, married in 1892 to Arthur Von Schlegell. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

 

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meetings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LARAWAY, O. M. was born at Chardon, Grange County, Ohio, September 7, 1832. He came to Minneapolis in May, 1857, bringing a lot of butter, cheese and dried apples with him from the Western Reserve, Ohio, and opened a grocery store on corner of Hennepin avenue and Second street. He continued in the grocery business alone at different locations on Bridge Square until burnt out in 1865. He then took Mr. Mills into partnership and did a wholesale and retail business. In 1867, Mr. Shuey succeeded to Mr. Mills' interest, and they continued the wholesale business on the corner of Nicollet avenue and Second street until the death of Mr. Shuey in 1870. Mr. Laraway then closed out the business and organized the Minneapolis Plow Works, in partnership with Messrs. King and Perine, which business he continued until 1883. Since 1886 he has been engaged in fire insurance and real estate business with his son, under the firm name of O. M. Laraway & Son.

For twenty-four years Mr. Laraway has been secretary of the Mechanic's and Workingmen's Loan and Building Association of Minneapolis, one of the few building and loan associations that has been successfully conducted in the state. It never had a lawsuit and always paid claims in full.

He has held the following official positions: 1860, clerk board of town supervisors; 1863 and 1864, secretary of Sioux Commission, created by act of Congress to take testimony and award damages caused by Sioux Indian outbreak of 1862; 1865, a member of board of town supervisors; 1867 to 1877, city treasurer of City of Minneapolis; 1882 to 1886, postmaster of City of Minneapolis. He was married to Abbie P. Clark at St. Anthony in 1857. (SEE ALSO ABOVE)

 

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LARSON, Carl is a native of Norway, and was born January 26th, 1844. He came to America in 1868, coming to Minnesota and locating in Fillmore county, where he resided four years, engaged as a wheat buyer. In 1872 he came to Minneapolis, where he was in the employ of Eastman and Bovey for three years. He kept a boarding-house in this city for three years, and in 1878, became proprietor of the Victoria Hotel, where he is still. He was married in Norway, to Martha Baltzerson, in 1866. They have one adopted child, whom they call George Larson.

 

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LATHAM, A. W. born on Massachusetts Bay, 1845. Came to Minneapolis in 1865, and taught school two years. Served a short term in the war of the rebellion. Married in 1867, to Miss D. W. White. They have five children. He started a nursery in 1870, and now has five acres appropriated to grape culture. The stock of this nursery is secularly adapted to the climate of this state and Manitoba.

 

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LAUDERDALE, W. H. was born in Livingston county, New York, August 15th, 1830. He obtained his education at his native place, in the public school. At sixteen years of age he commenced the tailor's trade, completing it at Sandusky, Ohio. He went to Wooster in 1849, where he remained four years. In the fall of 1857 he came to Minneapolis. He took a claim near Lake Calhoun, on which he lived until 1866, when he invested in another in Brooklyn township, and after remaining one year returned to this city and engaged in the dairy business until 1879. The next year he formed a partnership with Miner Ball, dealing in real estate. They dissolved partnership in 1881, and he began business under the firm name of Lauderdale and Company, at 11 Washington Avenue north. He was married in 1852 to Mary E. Sloane, who bore him three children: Margaret, Jeanette, Mollie, and Frank. Mrs. Lauderdale died in 1872.. His second wife was Mrs. Susan Robertson, of Nova Scotia. They have one child, George Hayes. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meetings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LAUDERDALE, William Henry was born in Livingston County, N. Y., August 15, 1830. His father was a Scotchman and came alone from Edinbargh when he was fourteen years of age. William Henry was a tailor. He married Mary E. Sloane March 20, 1852. Mary Sloane was a sister of J. Oscar Sloane, and granddaughter of Col. John Sloane, United States Senator from Ohio for eighteen years, whose home was Wooster, Ohio. They arrived at St. Paul on the steamer, "War Eagle," October 10, 1854, and settled in Minneapolis, taking a claim near Lake Calhoun, where they resided for ten years. The land he preempted he paid for at the rate of five percent interest per month. The Lauderdales went through many privations in the early days.

At the first agricultural and horticultural fair held in Minnesota by the Hennepin County Society, October 20, 1854, Mr. Lauderdale was one the exhibitors, being one of the first to introduce fancy poultry into the county. In the year 1863 he left the farm and opened a dairy business Minneapolis, from 1868 to 1878.

In 1865 Mr. and Mrs. Lauderdale joined the Plymouth Congregational Church. Mrs. Lauderdale died August 8, 1872. In 1875 Mr. Lauderdate married his second wife, Susan Robertson. There are six children living, of which Mrs. Frank W. Murch, Mrs. Freeman P. Lane, and Frank W. Lauderdale are the children of his first wife, and George Rays Lauderdale, Harry T. Lauderdale, and Mildred Lauderdale of the second.

Mr. Lauderdale has been engaged in the real estate business in Minneapolis for over twenty years. He is known as an old Mason, Knight Templar, and Scottish Rite Mason, an order he loves. (SEE ALSO ABOVE)

 

Los Angeles Times Obituaries, Thurs. Jan 6, 2005 p. B-3 Submitted by Eugene Barnes

LAW, Reuben 106 Nevada's oldest World War I Veteran,

Ruben Law, 106, Nevada's last surviving veteran of World War I, died in Carson City on Saturday after suffering a stroke. Born in Minnesota, Law was working at a Ford plant in Minneapolis when he joined the Army.  He almost died en route to Europe when a flu outbreak killed more than 60 soldiers on his troop ship.  In Europe he shuttled wounded GIs to a military hospital in eastern France. He returned to Minnesota after the war and worked in landscaping. He tried to reinlist during World War II, but was deemed too old. Instead he served on a Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boat on the Mississippi River. Law moved to Carson City in 1993.  He was awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1999 for his war service. At a luncheon in Carson City in November, Law told the audience: "Ladies and gentlemen, I guess I've seen it all, I've heard it all, I've done it all, I just can't remember it all."                    

 

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LAWRENCE, Eben E. machinist at Anchor mill, was born at Cherryfield, Washington county, Maine, November 7th, 1847. He came to Minneapolis in April, 1870, and gave his attention to lumbering until the spring of 1877. He then engaged in the Pillsbury mill, remaining three years; then to the Anchor mill as machinist. While in the lumber business he passed several winters in the pineries, occupying positions as chopper and superintendent.

 

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LAWRENCE, James W. of the firm of Wilson and Lawrence, was born in New York, August 9th, 1846. He moved with his parents to Syracuse, where, while young, he attended the graded school. In 1857 he accompanied his parents to St. Anthony, remaining until 1860, when he returned to Syracuse and entered Hamilton College in 1864, from which he graduated after a four years course. He read law in New York city, with Sheldon and Brown, one year, and, in 1869, was admitted to the bar. He returned to this city in 1870, and the next year formed the partnership which now exists. During these intervening years he has served two terms as county attorney of Hennepin county. Mr. Lawrence was married, in 1873, to Miss Mary, daughter of J. K. Sidle. They have two children, Jacob S. and James, Jr. .

 

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LAWSON, Brady is a native of Norway, born in 1845. He came to the United States in 1867, locating first in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; thence to Minneapolis in 1880. He is proprietor of the Eau Claire House, 211 Second Avenue south. He married Ida Oelson, in 1873, who bore him three children: Levi, Dewett and Edward.

 

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LAYMAN, Jerome one of the oldest residents of this county, came to this city with his parents when less than one year of age, in 1852. At that time there were but three houses on the west side of the river. He has passed twenty-seven summers and winters on the same location, corner of Eighteenth Avenue and Twenty-first street. He is a member of the Knickerbocker Furniture Company a description of which is given elsewhere. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meetings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LAYMAN, Jerome G. was born at Brimfield, Ill., September, 15, 1852. He arrived in Minneapolis April 20, 1853, with his parents, Martin and Elizabeth Layman, and settled on the tract of land known as the Layman Homestead, situated on Cedar avenue and Lake street, and has resided continuously in this city ever since. He is willing to count days spent in this city on the west side of the Mississippi river with any person, having lived here over 17,500 days. Can anyone beat this?

His younger days were spent in the district school, putting in his extra time on the farm and in the Minneapolis Cemetery, until the spring of 1870, when he took charge of the cemetery and continued as actuary until the spring of 1880.

At that time, in partnership with George Knickerbocker, they opened up a furniture store at 412 and 414 Nicollet avenue, under the firm name of Knickerbocker Furniture Co., until November 13, 1882, when it was completely destroyed by fire.

Later he associated himself with Edward F.L. Blecken in the fire insurance business, which they continued until a few years ago.

At the present time, he is the proprietor of the Cornell Hotel, situated at Nos. 29 and 31 South Fifth Street, Minneapolis. (SEE ALSO ABOVE.)

 

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LAYMAN, Martin was born in Greene county, New York, January 18th, 1811. For a time he resided in Tompkins county, and then removed to Illinois, where he worked at farming until 1853, when he came to Minneapolis, and bought the place where he has since lived. He bought the original claim of Hanscom, and paid him $1,000 for it. He built his present commodious residence in 1876. Mr. Layman married, in 1832, Miss Elizabeth Brown, who has borne him thirteen children. All are living but one son and one daughter. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual meetings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LAYMAN, Martin was born Jan. 18, 1811, in Greene County, New York, and was married in 1831 to Elizabeth Brown.

He came to Minneapolis in 1853 with a family of eleven children, and afterwards two more were born, making thirteen children in all, ten of which are living at the present time.

He preempted a section of land bordering on what is now Lake street. He did not then suspect that twenty-seven acres, cornering on what is now Cedar avenue and Lake street, would be used as a place of sepulture. Such is the case, however; on that level tract of land, now some miles within the city limits, lie buried over 21,000 bodies. The history of the land is interesting. As mentioned above, Martin Layman, pre-empted a section of land, but soon afterwards found it to be school land, and in order that his pre-emption claim might hold good, it was necessary that this section should be set aside from the school lands by special act of congress, which was done, and Mr. Layman's title to the land became clear. A portion of that land thus obtained directly from the government was never transferred till it went to Mr. Layman's heirs after his death, in 1886.

Martin Layman built the sixth house at Minneapolis on the west side, but settlers came soon and fast.

In 1855 there was a death near Mr. Layman's, and the family having no land, Mr. Layman gave them a corner, now Cedar avenue and Lake street, for a burial place, and "Uncle Wardell" was thus the first person to be laid away there. In 1859 a half-acre was laid out by Mr. Layman as a family lot and for the accommodation of the neighbors. The following year he platted ten acres, under the name of the Minneapolis Cemetery. In 1871 ten acres were added and again in 1886, just before he died. an addition of seven acres more, making in all twenty-seven acres. For many years this was the only cemetery in Minneapolis on the west side. Col. John Steven's daughter, the first white child born in Minneapolis, was buried in the family lot in this cemetery.

Martin Layman died at his residence on Cedar avenue July 25, 1886, at the age of seventy-five years. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

LAYMAN, Elizabeth, wife of Martin Layman, was born in Greene County, N. Y., July 25,1813. She died at the age of 73 years, on Nov. 2, 1886. Her remains were laid at rest by the side of her husband, in the family lot in the Layman cemetery. Their surviving children are: Parmelia J. Getty (widow), Charles B. Layman, Sarah E. Bruce (widow), Isaac Layman, Margaret S. Garvey, Willam E. Layman, Jerome G. Layman, Annie B. Van Valkenburg, Florence A. Blecken and Clarence M. Layman. Their deceased children were: John D. Layman, Clarissa Parker and James W. Layman.

 

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LEARNED, N. M. pastor of Franklin Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Vermont, October 29th, 1838. He was converted in 1855, licensed to preach in 1859; studied at Newbury Seminary and New Hampton Theological Institute. Received into the conference in 1863, and was ordained deacon in 1865. Ordained elder, 1867, filling appointments at Eden Mills and other places. Was sent to Stowe for two years, then to Bakersfield for two years. While there buried his wife, then went to Clambridge, then to Middletown Springs, and Clarendon Springs. Then transferred by Bishop Simpson to Troy conference New York. While at Wells, had a great revival, and over one hundred conversions, which resulted in the founding of a church, and he was unanimously invited to be its pastor, which he accepted and remained for two years. Then failing health sent him to Minnesota, and at the request of the presiding elder of the St. Cloud district, he went to Sauk Rapids. He then went to Austin, Texas, for a few months, and returning to Minnesota, was transferred by Bishop Wiley from the Troy conference to the Minnesota, conference and stationed at Clinton Avenue Methodist Episcopal church, St. Paul, for one year. Then to Farmington for two years, doing much good. Then to the Washington Avenue Methodist Episcopal church for two years; many were added to the church; he found a debt of $2,000, which was provided for. The quarterly conference unanimously voted for his return, but on account of the great strain upon his system, asked for, and was permitted to make a change. Married February 16th, 1864, to Miss Saphrona Buck, of St. Albans, Vermont, a lady of rare accomplishments, and a skilled artist, whose fame and loveliness was too soon cut off by death. Married again in October, 1873, to Miss Lucy A. Herrick, of St. Albans, Vermont, who was educated at the New Hampton Institute. She is a lady of high culture and an artist of distinction and fine taste, as the many beautiful pictures, which adorn the walls of their pleasant home will testify. They have two children, Frank H., and Mattle I..

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LEBER, Julius is a native of Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, born February 22d, 1828. He acquired a knowledge of truss making at Dresden, and worked at his trade in Liverpool, Berlin, Vienna, and other European cities, until 1849, when he emigrated to America, and worked in New York, St. Louis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and other places until 1870; he then bought a farm and located at Anoka, Minnesota. Two years later he removed to Minneapolis and commenced the manufacture of trusses, wire bolting cloth, and mechanical apparatus for deformities. The greater portion of his work is done by contract for medical men of large cities. Mr. Leber was married in 1851, to Teresa Brudj of Saxony. Their children are: William, Henry, Louisa, Julius, Jr., and Adolph.

 

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LE BORIUS, John was born in Germany in 1844. Came to America and settled in St. Paul in 1854. Spent most of his time until 1861 traveling as cook and waiter with parties looking for and locating claims. Employed by the government as wagon-master and blacksmith. Was with Gen. Sibley's expedition against the Indians in 1868. On his return was employed at Fort Snelling. In 1868 made another trip with Gen. Mercy into Dakota and the British possessions, inspecting the forts. In 1869 made a trip with Gen. Hancock, inspecting forts and locating new ones. 1870 took the Fort Snelling ferry and run it four seasons. 1877 took charge of a large farm in Mower county. Married, Dec. 1879, Miss L. M. Frank.

 

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LEE, John M. was born in New York, August 19th, 1827. He came to Minnesota in 1856 and located in St. Anthony, and worked a short time at carpentering, he then removed to Michigan where he remained until 1865, when he enlisted in the Eleventh Michigan Infantry and went to Tennessee, where he remained until September, 1865, and received his discharge. He located in McLeod county, Minnesota, on a farm, in 1868, and remained three years, then returned to Minneapolis and has since given his attention to carpentering. He was married in 1858, to Almira Jones of New York, by whom he has two children: Eliza and Agnes.

 

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LEE, John T. was born in 1840, and is a native of Canada. He accompanied his parents to Vermont, and in 1856 to Lowell, Massachusetts. His father was a blacksmith and taught his son the trade, while so young he was obliged to stand on a box to strike the anvil. In 1875, Mr. Lee removed to Montreal, Canada, and there remained in the blacksmith and carriage making business until 1879, when he came to this city. He was a member of the city council of Lowell, in 1866-1867 and was trial justice in the same place fourteen years. He was married in 1863, to Miss Lucy Marsh, who bore him one son, George.

 

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LEFEBVRE, E. born in the province of Quebec, in 1845, and lived there twelve years; then moved to Clinton county, New York, and learned the shoe trade, which business engaged most of his time until he came to Osseo, in l865. In 2873, he established his present stock of general merchandise, having clerked here for eight years, previous to that time. He was married in 1869 to Celina Normandin. They have three children.

 

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LEGG, L. A. was born in Lowell, Massachusetts February 13th, 1853. He moved to Berlin, Wisconsin, while quite young, and in. 1866 removed to Minneapolis. He has been at his present location, Fourth street south, between Nicollet and First Avenue south, about two years. He has a sale, livery, and boarding stable. He was married to Miss Annie Noren in 1878.

 

Written and submitted by Jeannine Leitschuh Rachner

LEITSCHUH, Lorenz/Lawrence 1857-1908. Born in Brown County Minnesota. He came to N. E. Minneapolis by 1882. His father, Thomas Leitschuh came to America in 1852, spent 3 years in Buffalo, New York building houses before coming to Brown County in 1856. Thomas was a farmer who fought in the Indian uprising of 1862 in New Ulm, Minnesota. He made a wild wagon ride to New Ulm with his family and some neighbors ahead of the Indian massacres. He left eveything else behind. When Lawrence came to N.E. Minneapolis he worked as a wheelwright adn bought his own blackmith shop by 1899. Liethschuch and Company made wagons and carriages. His shop was located at 729 N.E. Marshall (Where Elsie's now stands). In 1894 he was living at 910 Main St N.E. His wife lived there until her death in 1945. It still stands. He married a Wright County farm girl, Mary Maus in 1883 at St. Boniface Catholic church in N.E. Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Tribune stated in their obituary notice that, "Mr Leithschuh was largely instrumental in building up the East side district and was indentified with all its movements for advancements". His children were all living at home at the time of his death. T hey are: Albert Michael Liethschuh, 1883-1938, who married Elizabeth Schlegel in 1911. They had 8 children, Wilfred 1912, Edmund 1913-1972, Norbert 1915-1957, Dolores 1917, Cletus 1920-, Louis 1922-, Victor 1925-1994, Roy 1927-1969. Francis Michael Leithschuh, 1886-1948, married Bernice ____, they had no children. Joseph Hubert Leitschuh, 1889-1949, married Hedwig Reischel. T hey had one son Carl Joseph Liethschuh. Amelia (Emily) Christine Leithschuh, 1892- 1974, married Nicholas Doll and had Charles 1921-2003, Florence 1923-, Ruth, Dorothy, 1927. John Frederick Leithschuh, 1895-1977, married Mildred Plack. Their daughters are, Ione 1920-, and Adeline 1922-. Frederick (Freddie) Leithschuh, 1901-1907.

Lawrence Leithschuh's first born, Albert received a higher Education at St. John's and graduated in 1902. He managed an insurance department until 1915 when he bought an insurance agency for $800. The Leithschuh Agency was a well known establishment in Northeast Minneapolis at 13th and 2nd Street, until it was sold out of the family at the end of 2002. Several of Albert's sons and and a grandson managed the property over the years. The Leithschuh name lives on in the many descendants of Lawrence Leithschuh in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.

 

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LENNON, John G. was born at Bolton, England, July 6th, 1815. He came to America in 1841, as supercargo of a vessel, for the firm in whose employ he had been. He landed in New Orleans, and after delivering the cargo, passed two years in traveling through the states, and in 1843 located at St. Croix Falls, remaining two years, when he returned to St. Louis and engaged with the American Fur Company. He returned to Mendota, Minnesota, in 1846, and the next year removed to St. Paul. In 1849 he took charge of the St. Anthony outfit, and remained until 1856; then began business; for himself in the mercantile and lumbering line. This he sold in 1859, and removed to his stock-farm in Sibley county, remaining until the rebellion. He accompanied the Sibley expedition to Devil's Lake and the Missouri river, as assistant in the commissary department under Captain Forbes. He returned to Fort Snelling in the fall of 1863, then went to Memphis, Tennessee, where he was quartermaster of the first division of the Sixteenth corps under General Mower. They disbanded at Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained in the real estate business and prosecuting claims for the government. In 1873 he returned to this city, and has since continued in the real estate business. During the winter of 1877 he suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he has never fully recovered. He was married at Fort Snelling to Mary B. McLain, in l85l. Their children are Catharine and John.

 

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LENZEN, Leonard was born in Germany, in 1825. Emigrated to America and moved to Hennepin county in 1856, settling, where he has since resided. He was the first postmaster of Lenz, which position he held, for eleven years. The office was named in honor of him. He enlisted in 1864, in Company E, 5th Minnesota, and was honorably discharged in 1865. Mr. Lenzen married Susanna Roscop, in 1857. They have ten children living.

 

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LEONARD W. H. physician and surgeon, was born in Tolland county, Connecticut, December, 1826. He received a high school education in his native state, and one course at the New York State University, and graduated from the Yale Medical School, session of 1852-1853. He settled in Wyoming county, New York, and began his practice. He removed to Minneapolis in 1855, and has continued in practice here since. In November, 1862, he entered the army as assistant surgeon of the Fifth Minnesota Infantry, and was afterwards promoted to surgeon. He mustered out at Fort Snelling in 1865, an resumed his practice as a physician immediately after his discharge. He was health officer of the first board organized in this city. When he began in his profession, he was the youngest practitioner in the city. He was married in October, 1853, to Miss Jane Preston, of Connecticut. Their children are: William, now a physician, and Gertrude.

 

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LEPPLA, John a native of Germany, was born in 1846. He came to the United States in 1860, and passed two years in Pennsylvania and Kentucky; then removed to Appleton, Wisconsin, remaining two years. In 1864 he came to Minneapolis and engaged in milling until 1876, when he opened a saloon and billiard hall. He was married in 1871, to Lena Wistfall, who bore him three children: Lena, Annie, and John.

 

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LEVAN, W. H. born in Columbia county, Ohio, 1844, where he lived until eighteen years of age, when he moved to Washington county, Illinois. There he remained, except a short time spent in Ohio, until 1874, when he came to Excelsior. Married in 1866, to Miss A. A. Way, of Jefferson county, Illinois. They have five children.

 

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LEVI, G. L. and Company are proprietors of the Philadelphia One Price Clothing Store, at 205 Hennepin Avenue and 204 Nicollet Avenue. The house on Hennepin Avenue was established by Aultman and Loucheim, who were succeeded by G. L. Levi and Company, in 1877. This firm removed to their present location the next year, where they transact a jobbing and retail business. The individual members of the firm are G. L. Levi and M. Levi.

 

LEWIS, Phillip Morgan, Late in the year 2000, while searching Westminister's Archives, senior pastor Timothy Hart-Anderson found a dusty old scrapbook titled "Book of Remembrances, Class No. 1. Compiled by ten boys ages 10-12, and inspired by their teacher Andrew Benton, the book is filled with photos, information about the boys, inspiring quotes from notable regional and national figures, and messages to future students. Click on the link below to explore the Book of Remembrance and read the legacy left by ten boys, including Phillip Morgan Lewis.
http://www.ewestminster.org/classof01/biographies

 

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LEY, George born in Wisconsin October 17, 1848. Came to Minnesota in 1857. Settled in Scott county; remained there until 1864, when he went to Montana and engaged in mining five years. Returned and married Lena Spungmann, July 18, 1872. Have three children. In, 1873 worked for the Minneapolis & St. Louis R. B. Co., and in 1880, bought the farm where he now lives.

 

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LIBBY, A.D. a native of Maine, was born in Waldo county, in 1833. After finishing his education he was engaged in a store for a time, and in 1857 moved to Minnesota. He first located a farm in Wright county, but soon moved here, and helped break the land where South Minneapolis now stands. For eight consecutive years he taught in the schools of Hennepin county, and was one of the volunteers at the time of the outbreak in 1862. Mr. Libby is now Clerk of Minneapolis township. He was married in 1866, to Miss Hannah Garvey. They have five children: Byron, Louis, Viola, Stella, and an infant.

 

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LIBBY, G. F. is a native of Maine, born in October, 1834. At the age of sixteen, he learned the trade of blacksmithing in Cherryfield, of his native state. In 1854, he located in Wisconsin, and the next year removed to St. Anthony. He remained only a short time, then went to Monticello and opened a blacksmith shop. There he resided until 1858, when he returned to this city and opened an establishment at his present location, 104 First street north, it being at that time, the only one of the kind on that street. He was engaged three years in lumbering in connection with his trade. He was married to Miss Elsie Sime, of New Brunswick, in 1860. They have three sons and five daughters. Mr. Libby served two years as street commissioner.

 

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LIBBY, Joseph was born at Goldsborough, Maine, January 12th, 1805. He lived there twenty-five years, then removed to Washington county, giving his attention to lumbering. In 1850, he came to this city and almost immediately started up Rum River, on a prospecting tour. He engaged in lumbering on this river for seven years, about one hundred miles above the present site of Anoka. In 1857, he built a flat-boat, seventy-four by eight feet, and after loading it with supplies for the camp during the winter, towed and paddled it up the Mississippi about two hundred miles. He had a crew of sixteen men., eight working oxen, some cattle for beef, and one horse used to tow the boat. They were about twenty-six days on the route. Mr. Libby was the first lumberman in that region and worked there until 1877. He has since lived with his family in this city, enjoying the fruits of his labors. He was married in July, 1832, to Miss Priscilla Wilson. They are the parents of nine children, seven of whom are living, the eldest being forty-two.

 

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LIBBY, Thomas is a native of England, born August 29th, 1824. He learned the mechanic's trade at home. In August, 1850, he came to the United States and located at Middletown, Connecticut, where he remained working at his trade five years. He then removed to a farm in Wisconsin, where he resided fifteen or sixteen years engaged in farming, in connection with his trade. He removed to Baraboo, and remained until coming to Minneapolis in 1878. He married Miss Theresa Hocking, of England, in 1845. They have four children: Theresa, Thomas, Mary and William.

 

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LILENGREN, N. P. is a native of Sweden, born in 1845. He came to America in 1873, and located in Illinois, coming to this city the next year. He worked as furniture polisher until 1877, when he started in the manufacturing business and has been successfully engaged in it since. He was united to Miss Augusta Anderson in l877. Residence Ninth Avenue south.

 

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LILLIBRIDGE, H. F. a well known resident of Minneapolis, was born May 26th, 1836, at Wilmington, Todd county, Connecticut. He came to this city in 1856 and after remaining a few months removed to Monticello, Wright county, where he remained eight years in the mercantile business; he was a clerk for Fox and Mealy one year, then bought Mr. Mealy's interest in 1857. He sold out his interest and returned to this city in 1865 and in partnership with J. G. Smith engaged in making sash, doors and blinds. He disposed of his interest and kept books for J. Dean and Company, and remained until he purchased the cracker bakery. Mr. Lillibridge is now conducting the leading cracker and confectionery manufactory of the north-west, located in three buildings, 13, 17 and 19 South Third street.

 

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LINCOLN, I. L. was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, April 5th, 1818. He learned his trade, that of blacksmithing, at sixteen years of age. He passed a number of years in visiting through his native state and New Hampshire and in August, 1847, removed to Peru, South America, engaged in the pursuit of his trade and shipping provisions, until 1855. He then located in Illinois and worked in a steam saw mill one and one-half years, thence to Kankakee, residing seven years on a farm. He came to St. Paul in 1863 and two years later went to South Bend and Farmington. In 1872 he made this city his home and has since remained here in the blacksmithing business. At present he is a member of the firm of Lincoln and Lee. He has been married three times; to his present wife in 1874.

 

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LINDAS, Hans was born in Marshall, Wisconsin, in 1854. He passed his youth in his native town and learned the trade of tinsmith. In 1875 he removed to La Crosse, Wisconsin; thence in 1876 to Chicago. The next year he came to this city continuing at his trade until 1880, when he became one of the firm of Cross and Lindas, located at 829 Washington Avenue south . He was married in 1878, to Belle Howland of Norway, who bore him one child, Charles.

 

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LINDBLAD, H. is a native of Sweden, born July 12th, 1850. He gained a knowledge of machinery in his native country, and in 1872, came to America. He was employed as a house-builder and cabinet maker, at Taylor's Falls, Minnesota, two years, and came to Minneapolis in 1874. Here he has been engaged in building, also in the different mills of the city as a millwright for two years past, and is now in the Pettit mill. He married Miss Johanna Johnson in 1874. Their children are, John, Herman and Helga.

 

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LINDNER, Peter G. was born in Germany, in 1826. He emigrated to America in 1854, and worked at shoemaking in New Orleans until 1856, when he moved to St. Paul. The following year he came to Medina and made a claim. He is now engaged in grape culture. Married, in 1855, to Caroline L. H. Greve. They have no children living.

 

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LINTON, Thomas M. was born at Dover, New Hampshire, December 25th, 1831. He went to California in 1851, and engaged in mining three years, when he came to this city and gave his attention to lumbering five years; he was then in the employ of A. Kelly, grocer, three years. He traveled through Oregon, Montana, California, and Utah, passing two years, then returned to this city in l864. Two years after his return, the firm of Clark and Linton was established whole-sale dealers in grain, flour and feed, 505 Washington Avenue south. He was married in 1869 to Miss Mary Bean, who bore him one child, Mary.

 

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LIVINGSTON, A. was born in Schoharie county, New York, in 1845. He accompanied his parents to Albany in 1857. and remained there until 1864, the last three years being spent in the dry-goods business. He next removed to Janesville, Wisconsin, dealing in groceries until 1871, when he came to Minneapolis. The next year he bought the stock of groceries from Mr. George Wales at 823 Fourth street south, where he has since remained. He was married in 1873 to Lizzie Love, of Albany, New York. They have one, daughter living, Grace.

 

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LOCHREN, William of the firm of Lochron, McNair and Gilfillan, was born April 3d, 1832, at Tyrone, Ireland. He came to America at the age of two years and passed his youth in northern Vermont, and received a common school and academic education. He read law, and was admitted to the bar in Franklin county, Vermont, in 1856. During that year, he came to St. Anthony and practiced his profession there until 1869, with the exception of the time passed in the army. In 1869, the firm of Lochren and McNair was formed, which continued until 1871, when J. B. Gilfillan was admitted as partner. Mr. Lochren enlisted as private in the First Minnesota Volunteers in 1861, but in course of time, was promoted to First Lieutenant he resigned two months before his discharge. After his return, he was city attorney much of the time, until the consolidation of the two cities. He was elected state senator in 1868 from the fourth district, which then included Hennepin, Anoka, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Benton counties. He was also city attorney of this city in 1877. He was married in 1871 to Mrs. Martha Demmon, who died in 1879, leaving one daughter, Martha.

 

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LOCKE, David born in Virginia, April 13, 1808. Moved to Ohio, and in 1833 married Harriet A. Stafford, who has borne him ten children. In 1837 went to Indiana, and run the Rockford flouring mill several years. From that to railroad building. Came to Minnetonka in 1855, and made a claim. Returned to Indiana. In 1865 came to Hastings, and in 1866 settled his family in Minnetonka, where he resided until his death, April 16th, 1877.

 

From the Minneapolis Morning Tribune, Dec 17, 1928

LOCKE, Martha, of 2509 Pleasant av, passed away Dec. 17.  Services at the Burd Johnston Parlors, 2301 Hennepin at Dupont, Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.  Interment Lakewood.

Submitted by Jackie Ginn. (Jackie is not related to the above and has no additional information.)

 

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LOCKWOOD, J. E. of the firm of Lockwood, Upton and Company, was born in Orange county, New York, in 1832. He learned the trade of machinist at the Matteawan Manufacturing Iron Works, one of the oldest establishments in that country, in 1845. In 1854 he went to Providence, Rhode Island, where he was engaged in steam engine works, which during the war employed sixteen hundred men. In 1865 he entered the Schenck Machine Works as superintendent, remaining until 1869, when he removed to Minneapolis, and superintended the Minnesota Iron Works until 1872. He then commenced business for himself in a shop where the Humboldt mill now stands. From there he removed to his present location, and the present firm was organized. He was married in 1855 to Martha Colville. Their children living are Edwin and Mary.

 

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LOGAN, R. a native of Nova Scotia, was born in 1836. He moved to Parker's Lake, Hennepin county, in 1867, and engaged in the meat business. In 1873 he moved to Long Lake, and continued in the same business. In 1862 he married Susan J. Archibald, They have six children.

 

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LOHSE, H. a native of Hamburg, Germany, was born August 19th, 1853. He studied art in Germany from 1870 until January, 1880, when he came to Minneapolis. He worked with Mr. W. Brown a few months, then went in partnership with him, and finally bought his interest in the business. Mr. Lohse does fine work in card and cabinet photographs. His gallery is 119 Washington Avenue north.

 

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LONGFELLOW, Jacob one of the oldest settlers of Brooklyn, was born in Washington county, Maine, October 6th, 1811. He resided in his native state engaged in lumbering until 1850, when he came to St. Anthony, and in 1853 moved to what is now Brooklyn, and entered his claim. Mr. Longfellow states that in early days, at a Fourth of July picnic at St. Anthony, the whole community was present and the total number was less than one hundred. He was married in 1838, at Machias, Maine, to Jane Getchell. Their children are four boys and four girls, all living in the west. Mrs. Longfellow died in the spring of 1880. Mr. L. is a hale old man, and in the enjoyment of good health.

 

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LORANGER, A.R. was born in Quebec, in 1850. He was educated at Three Rivers College and Lennoxville Medical College, where he graduated under some of the best Canadian physicians and surgeons. Came to Hennepin county in 1879, and is now practicing medicine. He was married in 1876, to Albina Galinas, of Three Rivers.

 

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LORING, A. O. was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 31st, 1858. At the age of two years he moved with his father to Minneapolis. The firm of Weeks and Loring was organized January 1st, 1880. They are wholesale dealers in grain, mill-feed, etc., and will this year buy and sell two thousand, seven hundred and fifty car-loads, doing business mostly with New York and New England. Their place of business is 405 Washington Avenue south. He married Miss Ida Eastman in 1879. One child has been born to them, Fred. Mrs. Loring died in November, 1880.

 

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LOVEJOY, S. G. was born at Livermore, Maine, in 1850. He came with his parents to St. Anthony in 1854. In 1868 he entered the First National Bank as collection boy and corresponding clerk, after which he held the position of assistant book-keeper, and in 1872 was promoted to chief book-keeper. In 1874 he took charge of W. Hale and Company's flouring-mill, and the next year the firm dissolved. He then became treasurer of the Rum River Boom Company, and has since held that position. He was married in this city, in 1872, to Miss Louise, daughter of George N. Morgan, now deceased, an old settler of this country. Their children are: Emma Louise, Edith, and Ethel.

 

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LOVERIN, Henry A. was born in Chicago, in 1838. He came to St. Anthony in 1849, and at the age of eighteen years went to California, remaining nine years. He returned to St. Anthony and was married in 1865, when he removed to Chicago remaining there nine years engaged in contracting and building. In 1874 he located in this city, and the year following established his present business, that of carpentering, cabinet-making and jobbing.

 

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LOW, J. F. was born at Frankfort, Maine, in 1831. He remained with his parents until 1850, when he went to Boston and remained four years, then came west, locating at St. Anthony in October, 1854. At that time there were but two buildings on the west. side. When the news was received that that land was open to entry, over two hundred claim shanties sprang up in one night. Mr. Low traded a gold watch for a claim, which he sold two weeks later for five hundred dollars. He took out the first auctioneer's license issued in Minnesota, and in company with Mr. Sawtelle engaged in selling goods at auction in the towns adjoining. He removed to Oak Grove, on a farm, where he remained four years, thence to St. Paul two years. In 1862, he enlisted in Company G, Sixth Minnesota Infantry, and was in the Indian campaign. One year later he returned to Fort Snelling and remained five years. He was engaged in the mercantile business at Darwin, Minnesota, two years, then came to this city, taking charge of the Pacific elevator, which position he has since held. He married Miss Leathers, of Maine, who died in 1870. His second wife was Miss Cyphers, of this city. They have six children, the oldest son being a conductor on the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railroad, running from St. Paul to St. Cloud.

 

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LOWELL, F. P. is a native of Maine, born October 28th,1852. He passed his childhood and received his education in his native place. In 1868 he went to Florida, but returned, however, the same year. In 1871 he engaged in business in Portland, Maine, but sold out the next year and returned to his native place where he opened a grocery store, in which he continued until 1876; he then sold out and removed to this city. He first had a stand in the city market and then bought the grocery store at 229 Central Avenue, where he has remained. He was married, in 1874, to Lizzie Foye, who died three years after, leaving one child, Harry. He married in 1880, Martha Hughes, who has borne him one child, Myrtle.

 

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LOWELL, H.E. is a native of New Hampshire. Born in Sullivan county, February 6th, 1825. Received an academic education, attending school at West Boylston, and completed his studies at Wilbraham, Mass.. Was principal of the Academy at Colebrook, Ct., for two years. In 1853 came to Hudson, Wis., thence to St. Paul, where he engaged in dairy business with L. C. Collins. In the spring of 1854 he made a homestead claim in Carver county, in the town of Chanhassen, and engaged in farming and stock-raising until 1863; sold, and moved to Excelsior, spending six years in the employ of the Northwestern Life Insurance Co. Then went to fruit-growing. After a few years of experimental culture, enlarged his business by purchasing the farm on which he now lives, one and a half miles southwest from Eden Prairie Station. Planted ten acres to trees, and has been very successful in developing some choice varieties of apples and small fruits. Married, in 1852, Miss Maria Holman, of Wilbraham, Mass. Had five children, four now living.

 

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual metings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LOYE, Antoinette Palmer, daughter of Rev. Lyman Palmer, and wife of Samuel B. Loye, was born at Hillsdale, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1838. She came to St. Anthony in 1853 with her father's family. She was married to Mr. Loye at Brooklyn, Hennepin County, Oct. 14, 1861. Their home is on Ridgewood avenue, Minneapolis.

 

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LOYE, S. B. is a native of New Brunswick, born July 19th, 1835. He moved to Maine in 1855, thence to Kansas, coming to Minneapolis by boat, in 1857. He learned harness making after leaving school, at the age of fifteen, and on coming to this city engaged in the harness business. He was formerly a member of the firm of Greeley, Loye and Company, this establishment being one of the first here. He was married in 1861, to Antoinette Palmer, of Hennepin county, who has borne him three sons: William, Edwin, and Albert. Mr. Loye's place of business is 118 Washington Avenue south. (SEE ALSO BELOW)

As listed in the proceedings and report of the annual metings of the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers, May 11, 1899 and 1900.

LOYE, Samuel B., born in Chatham, Mirannche, New Brunswick, July 20, 1835. He came up the Mississippi River on the steamer War Eagle in the spring of 1857, and located at St. Paul, engaging in the harness business on upper Third street, opposite the old American Houm It was while in business there in 1861, working all night in order to complete a government contract for halters to equip Hatche's Battalion, that the best hotel in St. Paul at that time, the Winslow House, burned to the ground.

In 1865 he removed to Minneapolis and formed a partnership with A. M. Greely and Louis Laramee, under the firm name of Greely, Loye & Co., which was afterwards succeeded by Loye, Harrison & Knight.

After retiring from the above firm, Mr. Loyr bought out the saddlery stock of Mr. Cogswell, who had carried on a harness business near Loye's present location, 114 Washington Avenue south, where for the last eighteen years, in the same store, he has been engaged in the harness business under the firm name S. B. Loye & Sons.

Mr. Loye was married to Antoinette Palmer, daughter of Rev. Lyman Palmer of Brooklyn, Hennepin County, Oct. 14, 1861. Politically Mr. Loye has always acted with the Republican party, and from 1888 to 1898 he served as alderman of the Fourth ward of the city, being president of the council for the last two years.

 

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LUCE, R. K. was born in Oneida county, New York, 1839. He lived there until twenty-six years of age, then moved to Saint Joseph, Michigan, and was engaged in the fruit business until 1878, when he moved to Minneapolis. July 15th, 1880, came to Excelsior and engaged with Augustin Thompson. Married in 1865, to Elizabeth Dixon, of Oneida county, New York. They have one child.

 

Obituary, Minneapolis Tribune, 1939

LUDLUM, Mrs. John T. Mrs. Angeline Ludlum, 2928 Aldrich avenue south, a life-long resident, died yesterday (Aug 27, 1939). She leaves her husband, John T. Ludlum; a daughter, Mildren of Minneapolis; two sons, Robert V of Los Angeles and Byron G. of Flushing, Long Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Russell of La Crescenta, Calif., and Mrs. Addie McCracken of Minneapolis, and two brothers, Fred Roach and Arthur Roach, both of Minneapolis. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Lakewood chapel. Dr. Charles P. Deems, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal church will officiate.

 

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LUECK, Rudolph a native of Germany, was born February 24th, 1838. He came to the United States, in 1866, and spent one year in Wisconsin, at Milwaukee and LaCrosse. In 1867 he located in this city, being in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad car shops until 1877, when he opened a restaurant and sample room, at 1219 Washington Avenue south, where he has since remained. He married Constance Riepenzike, in 1866. They have one child: Mary.

 

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LUFKIN, Mary Hale M.D. was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, and received her early education there. She studied medicine, and graduated from the Hygeo Therapeutic College, of New York, in 1863, with the degree of M. D. After graduating she practiced in Indiana until 1870, when she removed to Minneapolis and has since practiced here. Her method of treatment is principally by application of various kinds of baths, on hygienic principles, such as electro-thermal, improved Turkish, etc. Her establishment is known as the Hygienic Health Institute, and is the only one of the kind in the city, Located 256 First Avenue South.

 

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LUNDBERG, A. G. a native of Sweden, was born December 18th, 1847. Here he lived until 1870, during which time he gained a knowledge of shoe-making. He then came to the United States, locating first at Hastings, Minnesota, thence to Minneapolis in 1872, where he worked at his trade six years, then opened a shop with Mr. Odegard at 12 Second Avenue south. He married Annie Dahlgren, of Sweden, in 1877. They have two children, Ludwig and Ruth.

 

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LUNDELL, Mr. Gus partner in business of P. Osander, is a native of Sweden, born April 25th, 1846. He attended the public schools in his native country a number of terms, and in 1868 emigrated to Quebec, Canada. The same year he removed to Iowa, and engaged in farming until 1871, when he located in Minneapolis, and entered into partnership with P. Osander, dealing in pumps, wind-mills, and general business in wells. 257 First Avenue south.

 

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LYFORD, C. C. graduated from the Illinois Industrial University in 1875, from the McGill Med ical College in 1879, and from the Montreal Veterinary College in 1877. He came to Minneapolis in March, 1880, and began practicing his profession; he also practiced during vacations of school. Office and infirmary, 309 and 311 Second Avenue south.

 

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LYNCH, John millwright of Cataract mill, was born in 1837. He learned the trade of miller in his native country, and at the age of twenty-three went to Glasgow, Scotland, and remained there until 1879 when he came to the United States and located at Minneapolis, working in the Galaxy mill eight months, and has since been in the Cataract mill. He was married in 1864 to Catharine McDounigh who bore him one child Francis.

 

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LYONS, Charles born in Appleton, Maine, June 11, 1852. In 1871 went to Rockland. Spent two years, then to South Adams, Mass. Was there three years then went to Charleston, S. C., and to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Came to Minneapolis in 1876 and worked at coopering. In 1879 came to Minnetonka, and has since done cooper work for the Minnetonka Mill Company

 

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LYONS, Michael was born at Longford, Ireland, August 15th, 1833. He went to England at the age of twelve, with his parents, and was there reared to manhood. He came to America in the spring of 1853, locating first in New York, where he remained four years engaging in plastering, that being his trade. He then came to St. Anthony where he has since remained, working at his trade. He married Miss Rose Ann Clary, of St. Anthony, in 1866. Residence, 628 Quincy street.

 

From the History of the First Minnesota http://www.firstminnesota.com/regt/roster.html


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LYONS, Stephen was born in New York in 1839. In 1855 the family moved to Shakopee, MN. He was the oldest of four brothers, all of whom served during the Civil War. Harrison, the second oldest, (1840) & Stephen (1839) served together in the First Minnesota. George F (1841) served in the 9th Minnesota Inf. and John L, the youngest (1847) served in the 11th Minnesota.

Stephen was 22, when he and Harrison were mustered into Company A of the First Minnesota. Stephan was 5' 8 1/2" tall. He had a fair complexion, black hair and hazel colored eyes. He was promoted to corporal and then sergeant in Company A. Both men were wounded at Gettysburg. Stephen was wounded in the right thigh, during the charge on July 2nd. Harrison was wounded the next day, during the repulse of Pickett's charge. Stephan was sent to Jarvis Hospital in Baltimore, Md, for recovery and stayed there until February, 1864. He was mustered out with the regiment on May 5, 1864.

He never recovered from his wound. Stephen's leg was permanently in a bent position and he used crutches for the rest of his life. In pictures of the veterans, at their reunions in Minnesota and at Gettysburg, he can easily be spotted, by his crutches and bent right leg. He was a charter member of Excelsior's Frank W Halstead Post #57; joining when it was first organized on Jan 3, 1884. He transferred to the John B Wakefield Post #172 in Long Lake, Mn, in June 1886.

After the war he returned to Minnesota and lived in Shakopee and Sibley before settling in Wayzata, just west of Minneapolis. In 1864, he married Mary P Morrison, in Belle Plain, Mn. They had four children; Clara E (1866), Charles C (8/15/68), Chloe (1871) and John C (1875). Mary died on March 4, 1905 of spinal meningitis. Stephen died on April 29, 1907. He is buried in a small cemetery in Wayzata. It is located on the corner of Wazata Blvd and Walker Ave.

Obituary- The Minnetonka Record, Friday May 1, 1908.

LYONS, Stephen died at nine o'clock Wednesday, April 29, 1907, at Wayzata at the age of 69. He enlisted when twenty two years old in St Paul in Co. A, 1st Minnesota Infantry, April 29, 1861. He was in all the battles and campaigns in his regiment until he was severly wounded at Gettysburg July 3, 1863, and was finally mustered out with an honorable discharge May 24, 1864. He is a territorial pioneer, having come to Minnesota in 1855.

He was a charter member of the F. W. Halstead Post No. 57 joining when this post was first organized on Jan 3, 1884. He was transfered to John B. Wakefield Post No. 172, Long Lake, Minn., in June 1886. He was a member of the G. A. R. until his death. He was an exceptionally good soldier, a true and steadfast comrade and one of the best neighbors and a representative citizen. He is survived by one son, Chas. Lyons, of Wayzata. His wife died about two years ago.

The funeral will be today at 10 a.m. from the house. The remains will be interred at wayzata with the G. A. R. honors and service. All members of G. A. R. whether members of halstead Post or not, are earnestly requested to attend the funeral. The steamer Victor will leave the Blue Line and convey comrades to Wayzata in time for the funeral.

E. R. Perkins, Commander

Wm. Seeger, Adjutant

There is an interesting, and yet sad, side note to the above obituary, co authored by William Seeger. Seeger died on May 4th. The speculation was that he died partly because of a cold that he caught, while attending Stephen's funeral.