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From a typed paper, obviously copied from a newspaper -

A high minded citizen and substantial business man of Linton is the subject, William Lehman, dealer and manufacturer of lumber. Long prominently identified with the growth of the city from an obscure
village to its present size and importance, he is a man who commands the undivided respect of the entire community. Straightforward in his business methods benevolent in his daily associations and courageous in all matters affecting public welfare, he is a man universally admired and esteemed by his fellow men. Mr. Lehman was born in Wayne County, Ohio, November 2, 1847, the son of Henry and Elizabeth(Devin) Lehman, natives of Pennsylvania and both of German ancestry. He is one of seven children, five whom are living. The children are as follows: Maria Flannigan, deceased; Catherina, making her home with Walter Warren near Bloomfield; June, widow of Mr. Viquesucy, of Spencer, Indiana; and Simon Lehman, a substantial citizen of Bloomfield; Henry Lehman, killed at the famous battle Stone River, during the Civil War and Peter Lehman, a prosperous citizen of Owensburg, Indiana.

Henry Lehman came to Greene county about 1853 and located on a farm north of Bloomfield. He followed agricultural pursuits all his life. He died about 1850 at the age of seventy-five. The mother died about five years ago at the home of Mrs. Flannagan, at Bloomfield at the advanced age of ninety-three. The longevity of this good couple is a silent testimonial to the purity of their lives and their exemplary mode of living.

William Lehman, the subject of this review, worked with his father until twenty years of age, and then assisted his brother Simon in the cabinet business at Bloomfield. He was married in 1870 to Mary Hartzell, daughter of George Hartzell, a well-known citizen of Bloomfield. The names of this interesting family are as follows: Stella V. the second in order of birth; Willie, deceased; Charley, Lloyd, Grace, Nellie, the wife of Roy Baker of Indianapolis; Ray, Roy and Earl. Mr. Lehman removed to Jacksonville, Indiana after marriage and engaged in the cabinet making business, but retained only a short time, going back to Bloomfield and resuming work with his brother Simon, where he remained for five of six years. Mr. Lehman came to Linton about 1879. His first business enterprise was to again go into the cabinet making business. He gradually went to contracting and from this he went into the lumber business. He has been in the lumber business here for over 20 years, and is perhaps the leading lumber merchant of the county. He sold the first piece of lumber ever sold in Linton. His establishment is situated near the Illinois central Depot and occupies an entire block. The plant is equipped with the most improved machinery and does an extensive business.

Mr. Lehman is an enthusiastic Republican, and was his party's nominee for township trustee a few years ago, but went down in defeat with the rest of the ticket, though making an exceptional fight against great odds.

Mr. and Mrs. Lehman are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Lehman is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias.

Per mom, 12/98, William was the third and youngest Lehman son in the Civil War. He enlisted in the Seventy-Second Regiment Indiana Volunteers. He was only 16 and was with the mounted infantry (must have brought his own horse).


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Birth Date per 1850 Wayne County, OH census (Microfile #M432-740- page 753)

CEMETERY-BIRTH-DEATH: Headstone Inscription.
OBITUARY: THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS, VOL. XXVII, NO. 43, Page 1, Col. 3, Bloomfield, Greene County, Indi­ana, Friday, September 18, 1903, “Deaths.”
Mrs. Mariah FLANIGAN, one of the oldest citizens of Bloomfield, died at here home in the south part of town Monday at 2:30 p.m., after an illness of several days. She was seventy-two years and four months old and was the widow of Thos. Flanigan, who died several years ago. She was the mother of Mrs. Florence Rhodenbeck, Miss Toka Flanigan, who were with her during her last illness. Her brothers are Simon Lehman, of this place, William Lehman, of Linton, and Peter Lehman, of Ow­ensburg. Her sisters are Catherine Lehman, of Camp Ground, and Mrs. Jane Viquesney, of Spencer. The funeral services were held at the family residence Wednesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Wm. Baker, of Lyons. Interment in Bloomfield cemetery. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.


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Photo courtesy of Robert Jackson, Bloomfield, Indiana.

Obituary of Catherine Lehman, THE BLOOMFIELD NEWS; 8 Jul 1920, Pg 5; “
DEATH’S HARVEST-LEHMAN. Catherine Lehman, second daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Lehman, was born in Leb(an)on county, Pa., June 25, 1834. She was trusting in her Savior and ready to go when the call came. She died at her home north of Bloomfield, July 2, 1920, after an illness of almost four weeks. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Tora B. Warren, three grandchil­dren, nine great-grandchildren, and two brothers--William Lehman, of Carmel, and Peter Lehman, of Owensburg--and one sister--Mrs. Jane Viquesney, of Bloomfield. We all feel that our loss is her gain. The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. O. W. Wyant, on Monday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m., and the remains were tenderly laid to rest in Grand View cemetery at Bloomfield.We desire to than our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and after the death of our mother, sister and grandmother. TORA B. WARREN AND CHILDREN, PETER LEHMAN, WILLIAM LEHMAN, JANE VIQUESNEY.