Davenport Daily Republican
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
March 12, 1903
All Over The State
Dubuque Pioneer Dead
Dubuque, March 11 - Geo. Wilging, one of the few remaining pioneers of
Dubuque, died here, aged 80. Deceased had been a resident here for 57 years
and was prominent in business circles until old age compelled him to retire.
He is survived by his wife and seven children.
Estate is Worth Millions
Burlington, March 11 - Mrs. W.E. Tomlinson of this city is one
of the heirs of a large Tennessee estate worth millions, now awaiting
distribution. Just her exact share of the fortune is not known, but it will
run up into large figures.
In the year 1832 William Pegg, John R. Boyer, Robert Montgomery
and Thomas W. Graham each obtained from the state of Tennessee a grant of
land containing 5,000 acres. A few years later Israel Kineman also obtained
four or five grants of 5,000 acres. Associated with the first named
gentleman were John Rhodes, Robert M Dunlap, Daniel R. Leisenring and Jas.
R. Sage. The men were all Pennsylvanians and during their lifetime the land
did not amount to much. It was located on the great Cumberland plateau, upon
which extensive coal deposits have been discovered and the development of
these fields has made the land worth millions of dollars.
The heirs to Daniel R. Leisenring in this part of the country
are Mrs. Tomlinson of Burlington, W. Kase Lisenring, Geo. Leisenring and
J.R. Leisenring of Chicago, Mrs. V.H. Shields of New London, Iowa and C.H.
Leisenring of Ottumwa.
Kicked a Tin Can Into Ditch
Lewis, March 11 - Vernon Clements, a young farmer, three miles
north of town, was severely injured by the explosion of an old can which he
kicked while unloading a lot of rubbish into a ditch. What was in the can
probably will never be known, as the family who formerly occupied the house
have moved to Nebraska. His face and head were lacerated very badly and his
eyes are affected to such an extent that he may lose one or both. He was
taken to the Commercial Hotel, where he is under the care of physicians. His
parents live at Lincoln, Neb.
IOWA NEWS AT WASHINGTON
Washington, D.C., March 11 - Michael Nessa has been appointed postmaster at
Garden City, Hardin county, vice John E. Johnson, resigned.
- Edwin W. McCracken has been commissioned postmaster at Scranton.
- Patents granted - Frank Anderson, Davenport, teething nipple; Fred L.
Brimer, Indianalo, trace carrier; Otto C. Eggers, Atlantic, clock key; Scott
H Hull, Oskaloosa, horse collar fastener; Samuel Jones, What Cheer, pick;
Edwin L. Madden, Kanawha, electric generator and distributor, for medical
use; Robert L. McCartney, Ottumwa, trolley for electric railways; Gabriel F.
Snyder, Abingdon, hog snout holder; Phillip Yeager, Otterville, draft
Posted at this site with Cathy's permission
Cathy Joynt Labath
Iowa Old Press
June 2, 1900
Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
Sheet Number 3 Enumeration District Number 67
Wm. E. Tomlinson, head, October 1829, 70, married 32 years, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, New Jersey, could not read occupation
Mary ? Tomlinson, wife, January 1831, 69, married 32 years, Pennsylvania,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey
George F. Tomlinson, grandson, March 1876, 24, single, Iowa, Ohio, don't know
Jas. ? Leisenring, brother-in-law, September 1845, 54, married 14 years,
Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, photographer
June 12, 1900 [This may be C. H. Leisenring? only one in Wapello County,
Ottumwa City, Wapello County, Iowa
Sheet Number 10B Enumeration District Number 120
Line 84 Jefferson Street
Harry Leisenring, head, March 1861, 39, married 11 years, Iowa, Pennsylvania,
Etta Leisenring, wife, November 1865, 34, married 11 years, one child one
living, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa
Joseph Leisenring, son, July 1890, 9, single, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa
June 22, 1900
New London, Henry County, Iowa
Sheet Number 17 Enumeration District Number 35
Melissa Leisenring, head, April 1837, 63, widow, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania,
Minnie E. Shields, daughter, December 1868, 31, married 6 years, two children
one living, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
Victor H. Shields, son-in-law, October 1870, 29, married 6 years, Iowa,
Virginia, New Jersey, U. S. postmaster
Anna Shields, granddaughter, July 1896, 3, single, Iowa, Iowa, Iowa
Could not locate Geo. and J. R. Leisenring in Chicago, surnames must be scrambled. No connection to me, just trying to help.