Leonard James Esselman

1 May 1901–27 October 1964 (Age 63)
Perry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Leonard James

When Leonard James Esselman was born on 1 May 1901, in Perry, Missouri, United States, his father, George A. Esselman, was 47 and his mother, Teresa Louvina Riney, was 35. He married Sophia Barbara Martens on 7 August 1923, in Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 27 October 1964, in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Perryville, Perry, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard James Esselman
Sophia Barbara Martens
Marriage: 7 August 1923
Raymond August Esselman
Leonard A. "Junie" Esselman

Spouse and Children

7 August 1923
Bois Brule Township, Perry, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George A. Esselman


    Teresa Louvina Riney




    Henry Bernard Esselman


    Johnny Esselman




    George Thomas Esselman


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 3

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 17

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

German (Esselmann): habitational name for someone from a place called Essel near Bremen, meaning ‘swampy lowland’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leonard Esselman in household of George Esselman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James L Esselman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard Esselman, "United States Census, 1940"

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