Biography of William S. Lessig
Westmoreland County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM S. LESSIG. The family of which William S. Lessig of Scottdale, is a representative, has been for several generations resident in Westmoreland county. The father of Mr. Lessig, George Lessig. was born and reared at Delmont. Salem township. For some years he followed his trade which was that of a brick moulder, and in 1872 moulded the brick used in building the old courthouse. He also worked for some time in the woolen mill at Delmoint. He was a member of the German Reformed church. His wife was Lizzie, daughter of George Lose, and their children were: Maggie, married Henry Lentz, who died in August, 1900. His widow married in 1902, Robert Berger. Mary, married S. K. Hockenberry. William S., mentioned hereafter. Katie, wife of James M. Dodson.

William S. Lessig, son of George and Lizzie (Lose) Lessig, was born August 2, 1860, at Delmont, where he received his education in the common schools. When but fourteen years of age he went to Scottdale, where he obtained employment in the iron works of Everson & Macrum, which is now a part of the American Steel Plant. Sufficient testimony as to Mr. Lessig's capability and trustworthiness is found in the fact that he has since worked continuously in the same mill, rising gradually to his present position, which is that of a heater. He is a charter member of Lodge No. 1105, R. A., and of K. of. M., also belonging to Lodge No. 107, Heptasophs, and M. W. of A., No. 9779 all of Scottdale. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Scottdale. Mr. Lessig married Sadie J., daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Smithley, and granddaughter of Christopher and Margaret Smithley and their children are: George W., born July 17, 1885, who was four years and five months with the firm of Lawrence & Brook. pharmacists of Scottdale, and is now (1905) attending the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. Hazel E., born March 13, 1891.


From:
History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Vol. 3
By: John N. Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
New York - Chicago, 1906

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