Obituary for Louis Christian Lansche (1849-1926)
Uncited clippings from the "Mattie Davis Martin Collection" of Doris Martin Jablonski, 1998.
Louis Christian LANSCHE was born February 6, 1849, and died at his home southwest of Hawk Point, November 3, 1926, at the age of 77 years, 8 months and 27 days.
Louis C. LANCHE was a son of Michael and Katherine LANSCHE, whose old home place is now owned by Henry LANSCHE, Sr., west of Hawk Point. Here is where Louis grew to manhood and learned the blacksmith trade under his father. The writer well remembers a one-horse plow with low handles, painted red that his father had LANSCHE and son to make for us to use when we were but nine years of age, fifty-five years ago. LANSCHE and son were known for their honesty in business and this trait of character followed friend Louis all through his long life.
On March 20, 1873, he was united in marriage to Catherine E. ECKSTEIN and they have
spent nearly all their 53 years of married life on the farm where he died. To this union
eight children were born: Casper, at home with father; Henry, of St. Louis; Annie, wife of
Frank BORGELT, of Moscow; Louis P., of Hawk Point; Lena, wife of Wm. REYNOLDS of Hawk
Point; William of Elkhart, Ind.; Katherine, wife of Joseph MYRICK of St. Louis, and Mamie
LANSCHE at home. They with the aged wife, fourteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild,
one brother, Henry LANSCHE, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth HERBEL, of Overland, are left to
mourn the death of this good man. Besides these, he has many relatives and friends who
feel that they have lost a good and valued friend. Friend LANSCHE was always ready to
extend a helping hand to those in need or distress. A large gathering of his friends were
at the home Friday, November 5, to pay the last tribute to this good man. Rev. Sam EAMES,
a boyhood friends, conducted the funeral after which his remains were taken to Troy for
interment. The pall bearers were of his associates in the Bank of Hawk Point;
W. B. HOWELL, John BARBEE, Frank KNIZEL, Sr. Herman SANKER, H. H. EVERSMEYER and C. S. EAMES. Thus closed the life story of one of Hawk Points best citizens but the influence of his life will live on forever. - C. A. HARPER
Note regarding clippings from the "Mattie Davis Martin Collection": Mattie Davis Martin (1875-1943) lived all of her life in Lincoln County, MO. She collected a large file of clippings of Lincoln County residents. The majority of the clippings were without citation, and kept stored in an old purse. Doris Martin Jablonski, beneficiary of the collection, has transcribed them for inclusion on our Lincoln County Heritage/Records Page.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Doris Martin Jablonski, 22 August 1998. Link change or update: 23 May 2000
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