Re: Joseph Lewe, b1853,d.1918 Ohio
The Joseph Lewe I had is too young to be the same person.However there are some similarities that make me wonder if your Joseph might be an uncle or a cousin.
My great grandmother Katherine Fitzgerald's maiden name was Lewe.She had siblings Augustus, Bernadine, Harmon, Mary, Joseph and Christopher.All born between 1861 - 1879 in Springfield as far as I know. Her parents were Christian Lewe and Anna ??.Christian may have been married more than once.
The notes I inherited have Christian being from Billerbeck and Anna being from Coesfeld but maybe that is backwards.