Catherine Leasure

22 February 1821–28 January 1903 (Age 81)
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Leasure was born on 22 February 1821, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John B. Leasure, was 28 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Brinker, was 29. She married Ludewig Friedrich Reiter on 27 February 1842, in Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 28 January 1903, in Clark, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Athens, Clark, Missouri, United States.

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Ludewig Friedrich Reiter
Catherine Leasure
Marriage: 27 February 1842
Sarah Margaret Reiter
William S. Reiter
Susannah "Susie" Reiter
Amelia Beaman Riter
William Lewis Reiter
Hannah Catherine Reiter
Edward Duff REITER
Mary Elizabeth Reiter

Spouse and Children

27 February 1842
Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


    Sarah Margaret Reiter


    Susannah "Susie" Reiter


    Amelia Beaman Riter


    William S. Reiter


    William Lewis Reiter


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 8

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the French names Leger (also Legère) or Lesueur .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Cathene Reiter in household of D F Reiter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • S Leiser in entry for Edward D Reiter, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Katherine Leasure in entry for Mary Elizabeth Therme, "Montana, Big Horn County Records, 1884-2011"

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