Philip John Lessner

1 May 1901–24 October 1985 (Age 84)
Dane, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Philip John

When Philip John Lessner was born on 1 May 1901, in Dane, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Adam Lessner, was 36 and his mother, Anna Sessing, was 27. He married Theckla Benisch on 23 November 1926, in East Bristol, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bristol, Dane, Wisconsin, United States for about 10 years and Burke, Dane, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 24 October 1985, in Dane, Dane, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sun Prairie, Dane, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip John Lessner
Theckla Benisch
Marriage: 23 November 1926
Bernard John Lessner

Spouse and Children

23 November 1926
East Bristol, Dane, Wisconsin, United States


    Bernard John Lessner


Parents and Siblings

    Adam Lessner





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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 6

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 22

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of several places named Lessen.

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

Sources (3)

  • Philip Sestner in household of Adam Sestner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Philip Lessner in household of Adam Lessner, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Philip Lessner, "United States Census, 1940"

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