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101 heart attack Leitheiser, William (I1120)
102 heart attack Loes, Dorothy Susan (I1262)
103 heart attack Neher, John (I1512)
104 Hedvigis Lenz in LDS birth records. Lenz, Harriet (I1191)
105 Her gravestone shows 1903 as year of birth. Leitheiser, Emma (I951)
106 Herman served as a corporal in the US Army. He worked as an inspectorat the Ladish Company, in Cudahy, WI. Lenz, Herman Joseph (I1192)
107 Immigrated to America in 1870. (Note that genealogieonline.nl shows an immigration year of 1868) Bakker, Roelof [Ralph] (I127)
108 In 1888 Alex moved to the district of Lockwood (approx 9 miles north of Canowindra) to develop a property consisting of 320 acres which his father purchased.

When Alex purchased the land in his own right, they named the property Belmont.

Alex and Jean were highly respected not only by the early pioneer community but they were also strong supporters of the wider community. The Canowindra Pioneer Register Pre-1901 states “Alex was on the committee and helped to finance the building of the Lockwood Hall between the Lockwood School and the Lockwood Post Office appox. 12 kilometers north of Canowindra. He also gave evidence to support the proposed railway from Canowindra to Gregra railway to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works Inquiry held at Barragan hall in 1915. At the time he said he owned 1,200 acres of land at Lockwood and 631 acres at Barragan.”

A well dug by Alex helped to water stock in the district during the drought of 1901-2 and continues to water Belmont to this day. Joyce remembers he used divining rods on several occasions at Bellevue in an endeavoour to find water but was unsuccessful.

Alex and Jean’s original dwelling was a mud house, believed to have been in two sections, on a creek bank a kilometer north of the present brick home which was commenced in 1902 and completed in 1905. All the bricks were made on Belmont and their three boys were involved in helping to make the bricks. Alex and Jean maintained their stron Christian faith throughout their lives and worshiped regularly at St. Paul’s Presbyterian chruch, Canowindra.

In 1947 Alex and Jean were in their late 80s. Both had health problems and became increasingly dependent on their son Hugh and his wife Clara. There were no health care, home care, or meals on wheels service etc. available for those who were disabled or not sick enough to be in a hospital. After Jean passed away, Alex asked Hugh and Clara if they would consider moving in with him.

This meant they would have to sell their convenient three bedroom small home to move to a large two bedroom house. Grandchildren Joyce and Lex were in their early teens then and there was also the other grandchild Jean to consider (who lived with Hugh and Clara too). But there seemed to be no alternative, two additional bedrooms were constructed at either end of the veranda. 
McDonald, Alexander (I2342)
109 In 1897, three years after his older sisters headed west, Adam decided to go west also. He traveled in a prairie schooner. He took his family, his brother Henry, and his brother-in-law John Biever. The schooner was full of Adam's belongings and supplies, so John and Henry walked alongside, while herding a milk cow along with them. He worked on the Milwaukee Road railroad in Bridgewater. In 1907 he moved to Provost, Alberta, Canada and became a farmer. Leitheiser, Adam (I872)
110 In the 1910 census for White Bluffs, WA, he is incorrectly listed as "Ralph" but he is correctly placed between John and Henrietta. Bakker, Raleigh (I125)
111 In the 1992 Bakker / Goorman Family Tree document put together by Berdie and on the death record, Joseph's mother's name is listed as "Alyda". But on the marriage record of Joseph and Alice it is listed as "Lyda". Riemsma, Lyda / Alyda (I1982)
112 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2212)
113 In Woverhampton, Staffordshire (England) on 16 Dec 1801, Hannah stole 21 yeards of Calico, valued at £3, from a shop owned by Robert Freggleton. Hannah divided it up with Susan Barbor and Elizabeth Perry.

Found guilty of stealing, at Stafford, Litchfield on 25 Mar 1802 she was sentenced to seven years transportation [to Australia]. Hannah arrived to the colony abord the “Experiment” on 24 June 1804 along with two male and 135 other female convicts. Besides leaving her husband and travelling across the owrld alone, she also left their two infant sons John and Joseph.

Her first husband Elisha remarried to a Sarah Walker. 
Easbury Or Astbury, Hannah (I2412)
114 James and Dorothy had no children. Souter, James Henry (I2523)
115 Jean was three years old when her parents and her two younger siblings emigrated from Halkirk, Scotland on board the Atalanta when it sailed from Southampton UK on 9 Jun 1861. They arrived in Melbourne 82 days later on 30 Aug 1861. Subsequently, seven more children were born to Jean’s parents, making her the eldest of 10 children. Brown, Jean Margaret Keith (I2343)
116 Jessie lost her first husband, with whom she had one child. With hersecond husband Al, she had six children. Neher, Josephine (I1514)
117 Johann Lenz in LDS birth records. Lenz, John (I1199)
118 John Henry was scalded in infancy. It is assumed that this led to his death at an early age. McDonald, John Henry (I2363)
119 John Hugh was known as Hugh. He was a twin with Harold.

Prior to his approaching marriage, Hugh bought his first farm. Rockleigh was approx. 760 acres, seve miles south of Canowindra. Previous to then he worked with his parents and brothers at Belmont. Nine years later (1928) they sold Rockleigh and purchased Bellevue (971 acres) two miles south of Canowindra on Cowra Road.

Hugh had multiple sclerosis and after he broke his leg in 1944, his son Kelvin was released from service to come back to the farm.

Soon after, Hugh and clara vacated their Bellevue home and with their two youngest children, Joyce and Lex, moved to a house they purchased in Canowindra on the corner of Gaskill and Flanagan Streets. This dwelling also became home to Jean (2nd oldest) who was serving iin the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) as an instrument repairer. 
McDonald, John Hugh (I2327)
120 John Neher taught Albert the carpenter and plastering trades. Albert didn't like farming, especially the animals. Albert and the other boys were happy when Uncle John took them to work with him. Construction became Albert's career.

Albert married Doris McMartin. They rented a farm with a few animals, but Albert kept on with his construction work. They had a little girl named Jean. When Jean was five years old, her mother died during childbirth, and so did the baby, named Elizabeth. Doris and the baby Elizabeth were buried together.

Albert and daughter Jean then lived with Albert's mother Elizabeth and Uncle John (Henry had already died), until Albert built a one room house in Bridgewater.

Albert did not remarry until late in life, when he married Neva. During WWII, Albert worked in a shipyard in Portland Oregon. 
Leitheiser, Albert William (I875)
121 John tried to live with his brother Joe and help with the ranch workbut he could not take theCanadian cold weather in winter. John cameback to South Dakota to live with Henry and Elizabeth Leitheiser asone of the family.

John was a veteran of World War I. He spent the entire war in Ft.Lewis Washington as a corporal. When the war was over he went back tolive with Henry and Elizabeth. He did plastering in the community andwas also a brick layer. He never married.

When his nephew Steve Leitheiser moved into the family home, he builta house in town for his mother Elizabeth and himself.

Not long after Elizabeth died, John had to have surgery for cancer.He died of a heart attack while returning to his hospital room aftersurgery. 
Neher, John (I1512)
122 Joined AIF, NX31905Died of meningitis at Sydney Showgrounds. Radford, Clifford Allen (I2448)
123 Joseph moved out west to White Bluffs, WA (ca 1910. Henrietta, Andrew, and William were born there), and then moved back to Muskegon. Bakker, Joldert [Joseph] R (I108)
124 Journal Sentinal obituary 2-3-2013 Lenz, Elmer George (I1181)
125 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I261)
126 Late in life he married a cousin Wyn Beeman. Radford, Albert Benjamin (I2556)
127 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1204)
128 Laurentius Lenz in LDS birth records. Lenz, Lawrence John (I1205)
129 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2571)
130 Leukemia and congestive heart failure. Lenz, Ervin Joseph Emil George (I1186)
131 Life for Elizabeth, the daughter of a Scottish clergyman, must have been mentally and physically exhausting. It’s difficult to imagine how she managed to cope living in various bark huts, preparing meals and coooking on an open fire in all seasons. Then there were young children to clothe and look after. Besides all this she was expected to do whatever farm tasks she was called upon to do. In fact, Elizabeth summed up her life in a letter written home to her family in Scotland as follows:

“I had to do my share. I was out in the field on daylight and nonlight carting and forking sheaves on the dray and stack to 10 or 11 o’clock at night and in 3 or 4 weeks had a baby born. I was never a wife I was a perfect slave.”

In relation to the children she wrote: “There is not an acre of ground that the family has not worked, girls as well as boyss. He never gave them a penny, only their clothes and their food.”

It seems the reason John refused to recompense his children was “He had to work for it and so should they.”

The family also discovered letters written by their mother to her family in Scotland in which she described John’s behavior towards her. As these letters were never dispatched it seems likely that they were intercepted by John!

After citing a number of unsuccessful attempts to get money from John for herself or for a charity, she indicated that he gave her £5. She wrote “It was the first £5 he ever gave me in my life.”

Another story told by the family was about the day John and Elizabether drove to Orange in their sulky to do some shopping. They agreed to meeet at a certain time and place, but when Elizabeth was late, John set off without her, leaving her to walk home! On these weekly excursions John would always buy a large bottle of whisky and visit the bank.

As some of his children married late in life (e.g. Alex was 33, Jane 35, Dave 42, and George 43) this gave their father a substantial labor force.

In 1889, when Jane was 26, she purchased a photo album and filled it with photographs of family and friends. Studio photos of people in their best attire taken in Sydney, Orange, Bathurst, Melbourne, and Geelong were an indication they liked to travel. it appears that John wasn’t one to dress up even when he could well afford to do so. He rarely appeared in the above mentioned photos!

John and Elizabeth’s relationship was in many ways extraordinary. For although they did not appear to like each other very much, they had eight children and a marriage that lasted more than 66 years.

When they reached a stage where they were unable to look after themselves at Mountain View, one of the granddaughters (Helen’s daughter Marian) moved in to help look after them. Then when she married Jim McNab, another granddaughter (Jessie Reid, Janes’s daughter) moved in and stayed with them virtually to the end.

Elizabeth passed away at age 90. The official cause of death was given as senility and exhaustion. John lived another three years. 
Miller, Elizabeth (I2345)
132 Lillian died before coming to Australia. Chell, Lillian (I2485)
133 Listed as deceased in Paul’s obit of 10-5-14 Lentz, Richard Alexander Jr. (I1158)
134 Lived in Beduly? Point, Mosman. Hall, Sidney (I2570)
135 Lived in Bowral. Later in his life he married someone named Em? Radford, Sydney Esbert? (I2560)
136 Lived in Esconditeto, CA. Wanek, Carl Lewis (I2108)
137 Lived in Gotham WI Miller, Hugh (I1461)
138 Lived most of her life in Paris, TX. Lived in New Orleans prior to that. Lenz, Catherine Marie (I1171)
139 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2243)
140 Lives in California. Wanek, Margurite (I2120)
141 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I1122)
142 Louise wanted to be a teacher, so for high school, she was sent to Mitchell, SD to Notre Dame, a Catholic boarding school. The next year Florence was ready to go to High School. Henry couldn't afford tos end both girls, so Louise came home to attend school in Bridgewater.

After her mother Elizabeth died, she went back to Notre Dame in Mitchell for a two year teacher course. After one year though she got scarlett fever and was sent home. The next fall, Louise and her sister Bernadette went to Milwaukee to attend the Milwaukee StateTeacher's College. She graduated in 1927.

She taught school in West Bend, Wisconsin for two years. She stayed at a home close to the school and spent the weekends with Uncle Charley's family in Barton. Her Aunt Agnes made a place for her.

Then she went back to Bridgewater to teach. She taught at a school north of Bridgewater for three years. Then at the Potter school for two years.

[note: Louise was interviewed for this information, but unfortunately she had a fight with cancer in the fall of 1990 and never got well enough to finish her life story.] 
Leitheiser, Louise Mary (I1024)
143 Mabel was a teacher. Smith, Margaret Mabel (I1872)
144 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F365
145 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F188
146 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F262
147 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F323
148 Married 5 times. Ray Jr. is the son of his second wife. His fifthwife's name is Juanita. Radtke, Raymond (I1664)
149 Martin and Frank were twins.

Marty was 12 when they came to Bridgewater in 1881. He did not want to be a farmer. He was a stone mason. In the fall of 1912, he was building a chimney on a new house when his ladder slipped and he fell, injuring him so badly that he died. 
Leitheiser, Martin (I1037)
150 Mary Catherine came to America by herself when she was 18 (1843).

Mary Catherine was an Irish child who was sent to Germany to be brought up in a good Catholic family, the Kirchers, during the English and Irish religious wars. She grew up as one of the Kircher family. She didn't know that she wasn't a biological daughter until the father died when she was 16. The father divided his property, and he shared with her as one of the family. However, she was so upset about this news that she ran away and worked away from home a couple of years.

She then bought a ticket to go to New York in a sailing vessel. Stormy weather blew them way south so that when they reached Americait was in New Orleans and not New York. The ship's company sent her overland to the state of New York. She found a job on a farm that made cheese. Somehow, the two immigrants (Franz and Mary Catherine) met, fell in love, and were married.

They lived in Buffalo, NY, where Sophie, Rosa, and Adam were born.

Mary Catherine wrote to her foster mother and told her she was marrieda nd living in America. Her mother answered and told her that her brothers had also gone to America and lived in Barton, WI. Franz and Mary Catherine decided to move there too.

After Franz died in 1884, she went to live in Scotland, SD where the two older daughters lived. She sold the hotel to Joe Heiberger of Bridgewater and rented her farm to Charley. 
Kircher, Mary Catherine (I763)

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