John B. Legleiter

1908–1980 (Age 72)
Liebenthal, Rush, Kansas, United States

The Life of John B.

When John B. Legleiter was born on 8 April 1908, in Liebenthal, Rush, Kansas, United States, his father, Christian Legleiter, was 34 and his mother, Rosa Miller, was 31. He married Josephine Dechant on 23 October 1928. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Big Timber Township, Rush, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 15 May 1980, in Hays, Ellis, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Liebenthal, Rush, Kansas, United States.

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John B. Legleiter
Josephine Dechant
Marriage: 23 October 1928
Robert Legleiter
Ralph Legleiter
Richard J. “Dick” Legleiter

Spouse & Children

23 October 1928


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German (Austrian): status name for a feudal tenant whose land lay on sloping ground, from Middle High German lēgen (southern dialect variant of lēhen ‘to hold land as a feudal tenant’) + līte ‘slope’. Compare Legner , Lechner .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John B Legleiter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John B Legleiter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Leigeiter in household of Christian Leigeiter, "United States Census, 1910"

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