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The Leistner Family
August George Martin Leistner

of
Spencer County, Indiana
U.S.A.


August George Martin Leistner
of
Spencer County, Indiana


August George Martin LEISTNER, born 10 Mar 1791, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, son of Hans Michael and Dorotha (ZEITLER/ZEUSSLIN) LEISTNER. August died 25 Aug 1858, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Burial in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana. (Hans was born 1 Apr 1759, Bavaria, son of Pancraz and Margaretha (MEYER) LEISSNER. Pancraz was the son of Conrad LEISSNER. Margaretha was the daughter of Wolfgang MEYER. Pancraz and Margaretha were married 13 May 1756, Bavaria. Hans died 13 Jan 1834, Bavaria.)
    August married Elizabetha LAUTNER. She was born 30 Dec 1800, Bavaria. Elizabeth died 1875, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.
    On 7 Sep 1870, the census shows the widowed Eliza. LISTNER age 70 living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. She was said to have been born in Bavaria. She was living with Peter LISTNER age 25, said to have been born in Indiana. His real estate was valued at $400 and personal property at $300. Also living with them was Mary GROSS age 16, born Pennsylvania.

Children of August George Martin and Elizabetha (LAUTNER) LEISTNER:

1. Johann Martin "John' LEISTNER, born 29 Mar 1824, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. John died 18 Jul 1892, Spencer County, Indiana. Burial in the St. Peter German-Evangelical Church (now United Church of Christ) Cemetery, Lamar, Spencer County, Indiana.
    John married Barbara Anna MANN.
    (See #1 following)

2. George Martin LEISTNER, born 7 Apr 1826, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. George died 4 Jan 1887, Spencer County, Indiana.
    George married Katherina UBELHACH. She was born 4 May 1836, Bavaria.
    They lived in Huff Township.

3. Johann George LEISTNER, born 9 Sep 1929, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. Johann died 28 Oct 1883, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Burial in the St. Peter German-Evangelical Church (now United Church of Christ) Cemetery, Lamar, Spencer County, Indiana.
    Johann married Barbara RIES. She was born 12 Sep 1840, Bavaria.
    They lived in Huff Township.


4. Margaretha Mary "Margaret" LEISTNER, born 14 May 1835, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany.
    Margaret married 1st Wolfgang MANN 11 Jul 1853, Spencer County, Indiana.
    Margaret married 2nd Johann Peter “John” MAIER 6 Oct 1870, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #4 following)

5. Katherine LEISTNER, born 23 Jun 1838, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany.
    Katherine married Andreas Frederick "Andrew" MANN 26 Jan 1858, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Evanston, Indiana. (Note: Marriage Record has them married 14 Jan 1858 with the names of Antreas MANN and Catherine LEASTER.)
    (See Mann Family, Chapter 3 - Shattuc, Illinois branch of the family)

6. Johann Peter LEISTNER, born 14 Jun 1844, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany. Peter died 7 Jun 1923. Burial St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery in New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana.
    Peter married Anna Margaretha HUEBSCH 16 Apr 1873. She was born 14 Aug 1855, Perry County, Indianna.
    Lived in Huff Township.





#1
Johann Martin Leistner

of
Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana


Johann Martin "John" LEISTNER, born 29 Mar 1824, Langenreuth, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany, son of August George Martin and Elizabetha (LAUTNER) LEISTNER. John died 18 Jul 1892, Spencer County, Indiana. Burial in the St. Peter German-Evangelical Church (now United Church of Christ) Cemetery, Lamar, Spencer County, Indiana.
    John married Barbara Anna MANN 4 Nov 1854, Spencer County, Indiana. She was born 22 Aug 1827, Losau, Kronach, Oberfranken, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany, daughter of George and Margaretha Magdalena (KUFFNER) MANN. She died before the 1900 census.
    On 14 Aug 1860, the census shows John (36) and Barbara (29) LEISNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. They were born in Germany. He was a farmer. His real estate was valued at $250.00. His personal property at $115.00. With them was their daughter, Elizabeth LEISNER age 3, born Indiana.
    In Sep 1870, the census shows John (46) and Barbara (43) LISTNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. John and Barbara were born in Bavaria. John's real estate was valued at $1,000.00. His personal property was valued at $500.00. With them were their two daughters: Elizabeth LISTNER age 13; and Margaret LISTNER age 7. Children born in Indiana.
    On 9 Jun 1880, the census show John (55) and Barbara (50) LEISTNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. John was a farmer. With them were their children: Elizabeth LEISTNER age 18; Margaret LEISTNER age 15; and Wolfgang LEISTNER age 9.
    On 23 Jun 1900, the census shows the single Wolfgang LEISTNER age 29 living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. He was born Mary 1871, Indiana. He was a farmer and owned his farm free of mortgage. With him was his sister, Elizabeth LEISTNER age 40, born Sep 1859, Indiana. She was taking care of household.

Children of John and Barbara Anna (MANN) LEISTNER:

1-1. Elizabeth LEISTNER, born Sep 1861/62, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.

1-2. Margaret LEISTNER, born 1864/65, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.

1-3. Wolfgang LEISTNER, born May 1871, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.
    Wolf married Flora KRUEGER.
    (See #1-3 following)



#1-3
Wolfgang A. Leistner

of
Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana


Wolfgang A. "Wolf" LEISTNER, born May 1871, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, son of John and Barbara Anna (MANN) LEISTNER.
    Wolf married Flora KRUEGER 1 Mar 1908, Spencer County, Indiana.
    On 23 Jun 1900, the census shows the single Wolfgang LEISTNER age 29 living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. He was born Mary 1871, Indiana. He was a farmer and owned his farm free of mortgage. With him was his sister, Elizabeth LEISTNER age 40, born Sep 1859, Indiana. She was taking care of household.
    On 19 Apr 1910, the census shows Wolf (39) and Flora (34) LEISTNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Both born in Indiana. Their parents were born in Germany. He was a farmer and owned his farm free of mortgage. With them was their daughter, Milda LEISTNER age 5 months.
    On 30 Jan 1920, the census shows Wolf (58) and Flora (43) LEISTNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Both born in Indiana. Their parents were born in Germany. They owned thier home free of mortgage. With them were their children: Milda LEISTNER age 11; and Adolph LEISTNER age 5. Both born in Indiana.
    On 29 Apr 1930, the census shows Wolf A. (58) and Flora (55) LEISTNER living in Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana. Both born in Indiana. Their parents were born in Germany. They owned thier home. He was 37 and she was 33 when they married. He was a farmer. He was not a veteran. With them were their children: Mildred LEISTNER age 20; and Adolph LEISTNER age 15.

Children of Wolfgang and Flora (KRUEGER) LEISTNER:

1-3-1. Mildred "Milda" LEISTNER, born 1909, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.

1-3-2. Adolph LEISTNER, born 1914/15, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana.



#4
Margaretha Mary Leistner Mann Maier

of
Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana


Margaretha Mary "Margaret" MANN, born 14 May 1835, Losau, Kronach, Oberfranken, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany, daughter of Johann Peter and Margaretha Mary (LEISTNER)(MANN) MAIER. Margaret died 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, 20 Sep 1905 at her home in German Ridge, Perry County, Indiana. She was 70 years, 4 months and 6 days old. Buried 35 years to the day she went to Perry County. The funeral was conducted at St. John’s Evangelical Church and burial was in the church grave yard there in German Ridge. She was buried with her 2nd husband, John MAIER.
    Margaret married 1st Wolfgang MANN 11 Jul 1853, Spencer County, Indiana. (Note: The marriage record has Wolfgang MANN and Margaretta LEISTNER.) He was born 5 Nov 1831, Losau, Kronach, Oberfranken, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany, son of George and Margaretha Magdalena (KUFFNER) MANN (See Mann Genealogy, Chapter 2).
    Margaret married 2nd Johann Peter “John” MAIER 6 Oct 1870, Perry County, Indiana. (Note: Margaret was listed as Margaretha MANN when she married John.) He was born 6 Aug 1826, Bechtheim, Hessen, (Hesse, Darmstadt) Prussia (Germany), the son of Johannes and Elisabeth Barbara (HELBELING) MAYER/MAIER. He died in German Ridge, Perry County, Indiana, United States of America. John’s first wife was Katherine WAGNER, whom he married in 1856, German Ridge, Perry County, Indiana.
    On 2 Jun 1880, the census shows John (54) and Margarette (46) MAIER were living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. John and his parents were born in Hesse, Darmstadt. Margarette was born in Bairen. With them were children John D. age 21; Fredrick age 20; Elizabeth age 18; Catherine age 14; Margaret age 13; Anna age 9; Linna age 6; and Henry age 3. Children all born in Indiana.
    On 12 Jun 1900, the census shows John (73) and Margaret (65) MAIER living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. John was born Feb 1827, Germany. Margaret was born May 1835, Germany. John immigrated in 1852. John was a farmer. They had been married 30 years. Margaret had given birth to 3 children, with 3 living. John owned his farm free of mortgage. With them were their children: Lennie age 25, born Apr 1875, IN; and Henry 23, born Nov 1876, IN.
    John and Margaret lived their entire lives together in German Ridge.

Child of Wolfgang and Margaretha Magdalena (LEISTNER) MANN:

4-1. Elizabeth “Lizzie” MANN, born 1857, Spencer County, Indiana.
    Lizzie married John SCHMERWITZ.
    ( See Mann Family, Chapter 2, #2-2)



Children of Johann Peter and Margaretha Magdalena (MANN)(LEISTNER) MAIER:

4-2. Anna "Annie" MAIER , born 24 Jul 1871, German Ridge, (Rome Settlement) Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Anna married Julius MERTEN.
    ( See Merten-Maier Family)

4-3. Magdalena "Lena" MAIER, born 25 Apr 1874, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    (See #4-3 following)

4. Henry MAIER, born Nov 1876, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana.
    Henry married Jane CASWELL.
    ( See Henry Maier Family, Chapter 7)




#4-3
Magdalena Maier

of
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana


Magdalena "Lena" MAIER, born 25 Apr 1874, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, daughter of Johann Peter and Margaretha Magdalena (MANN)(LEISTNER) MAIER. She died 16 May 1951, Welborn Hospital, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Tell City, Perry County, Indiana.
    Aunt Lena was confirmed into the German-Evangelical Church on Deer Creek.
    On 27 Apr 1910, the census shows Lena MAIER age 35, living in Bowie, Desha County, Arkansas with her widowed sister-in-law, America MAIER.
    On 5 Jan 1920, the census shows Lena MAIER age 45 living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. She was listed as a servant in the Annie C. MAYER Household.
    On 29 Sep 1925, Aunt Lena wrote this letter to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Evansville, Ind--Sep 29, 1925--Dear Beatrice, how are you, I must write you a few lines this very evening to let you know that we got home all right sunday morning six Oclock to Evansville. Bro & wife did not have very much time to spare for to go on the other train for Cannelton for there home, I have not heard from them yet so far I hope they got htere. It has rained so much saturday ngiht here and sunday and it staormed here They say and It rained on the way most of the time I was very tirred and am still. Takes quite a while to get over such a trip I never care to go at night seems to me It is harder on a person. Sister Lizzie and I staid at CHAMIERS sunday and Monday. Monday Evening I came back home again to my job again, and did Floid stay with you a while I gess They are all gone to There places again he must take care of him self yet. I wished I could had a paper from Salem that had the death of sisters I for got to say anny thing about it out there to you, If It is no trouble to send one I wish to have one If you please. I was going to aske so many questions that I wanted to know but di dnot get to do it times are so short a person has no time to think well I hope this finds you both well and getting along well you have such a nice & handy husband I know you will get along and so many good Friends that lie is worth living. well so long write some time. My love to you bouth, Lena" (Note: I tried to type the letter just as it was written. A lot of mispelled words and punctuation makes it hard to read, but her hand writing was very nice.)
    On 1 Dec 1932, Aunt Lena wrote this letter to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Evansville, Ind--Dec 1, 1932--Dear Beatrice, your letter rec was very much suprised to hear from you and that you where quarintine so long that shure was what you call a short (?) and a home to with the chlidren you can be glad that you have some one that lives in the house with you well where there are children there is all ways some thing that comes along that you don't like you have had quite lots of trouble to go through with but where there are children you can expect it. They will get everything comes along. I hope oyu are all right again you are the main one that sees to every thing & you can't be spaired so take care of your self to and ware worm clothes. I think out there is so much colder than here, and how is Mrs. Paul and her little girl and ever one I know has. The Chief of Police got ther baby you never said you don't live so close now so Mr. FRAKES has him a way a long time he shure gets away so much I gess. The boys gets lonesome to see him . Well hope you all get all right ever one and Billie will have a long gime to go to school yet. Well I have him feeling fine & work all day I wish some day I would have not so much to do are have a small house To day I hve him washing windowes & cleaning a pantry one as large you know like you had one in the Farm and cook Three meales a day & wash all The dishes & The dog is gone It seems to me The weeks just fly for me, I get to see Bertha some times and she says to same with her. I have not seen her for over a week or two. They have a new cook again and that takes all her spare time to help her along she has got her a new coat & dress in black this time I will wait Till after Christmas for a coat. They will be cheaper. I have a warm coat to do me I want a sport coat. I had me a new plate of teath made I broke my others I had and had one thooth pulled to so I had that all done now & I were glad to takes (?) a while to get used to the New Teeth and had one filled. So I am all right for a whil are for all times everybody well here only the men here still idle hope times will soon get better so manny out of work here but not so bad like some other places. Farmers dont get enny thing for there stuff. I had a letter from Jane and she said Anna has about 60 or more Turkeys but they dont bring much she thought 4 cents I dont know how manny she sold for Thanksgiving we had a goose for that day we will have a turkey for xmas I get tirred of so much meat. I am sending you a picture of my self I hd some taken about four years ago right after Mrs. Myers died I had gone up home and Mildred took some and that is at Mrs BELLVILLES house Mildred sister The oldest sister at Cannelton and you see there dog some day I will send you some better ones and the other two Bertha taken while she was out there she gave me those she thought she had send you some you can have them. lovet to one & all aunt Lena" (Note: Again I tried to type the letter just as it was written.)
    Aunt Lena was a nurse. She was greatly loved by her nieces and nephews.
    Aunt Lena never married.
    Aunt Lena lived most of her life in Evansville, Indiana.




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Compiled by:
Stephen P.H. Frakes
321 South Franklin Street
Salem, Illinois 62881-2120


(G-G-G-Great-Grandson of Hans Michael and Dorotha (Zeitler/Zesslin) Leistner)
(G-G-Great-Grandson of August George Martin & Elizabeth (Lautner) Leistner)
(Great-Great-Grandson of Margaretha Mary "Margaret" (Leistner)(Mann) Maier)
(Great-Grandson of Anna (Maier) Merten)
(Grandson of Beatrice M. J. (Merten) Frakes)
(Son of Philip Howard Frakes)


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