I'm in the process of trying to trace my husband's family tree. Living relatives are not being helpful but the names Lester and Moore drew me to your post. All my family can tell me is that the family originates "up north somewhere".
I'm trying to find the Frank Alexander Moore who married Edna Swartz. They had a son named Donald Lester Moore born in 1909. I have Donald's death record and his birth is listed only as Indiana. Just his parents names are listed with no birth places.
I have wondered where the Lester name came into play. I know this family came from northern Indiana but I'm not sure exactly where. I'm in southern Indiana and our local library has nothing concerning Allen county so I can't see if my family connects to the Allen county family. In the 1880 census there are 3 Edna Swartz' in the entire US with one of them coming from Allen county. Also in Allen county there are 2 Frank Moore's. I believe I've found them but I just can't link them yet. Your use of the name Lester and then naming a child named Frank makes me even more sure that I was on the right track.
I have the information on Donald Lester Moore's marriage and death but I can't find anything beyond that. He had 2 sons, one of which is my husband's father.