Shelby County

Jacob M. LeFevre

Male 1843 - Yes, date unknown


Jacob M. LeFevre

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 744

     a highly respected retired fanner living at Port Jefferson, O., where he has a comfortable residence, owns also a fine farm of eighty acres situated in Salem township, Shelby county, O., and on that farm he was born, May 31, 1843. His parents were Henry Jackson and Elenore (Morgan) Le Fevre.
     Henry Jackson Le Fevre was born in Warren county, O., and after marriage moved to Salem township, Shelby county, where he engaged in farming until his death, in 1848. After his decease his widow married Thomas Stewart. To her first marriage four children were born: Mary Jane, Morgan, Jacob M. and Henry J. To her second marriage three children were born: John M., Millard F. and Ansel M.
     Jacob M. Le Fevre attended the district school when he could be spared from farm work. He was five years old when his father died and when yet a boy worked for two years on a farm in Warren county. When the civil war broke out his step-father, a half brother; and two full brothers enlisted and Jacob M. then came back to the homestead and remained helping his mother until the close of the war and after her death purchased the property. He is a self made man, few advantages having been afforded him in youth, but in making his own way in the world he has found many friends and has won the confidence and approval of those with whom he has had business relations. Mr. Le Fevre was twice elected a trustee of Salem township, on the republican ticket, and also served usefully and efficiently as township supervisor and on the school board.
     On December 20, 1866, Mr. Le Fevre was married to Miss Dulcinna Line, a daughter of Solomon Line of Perry township, the other members of the family being: Florence M., Ella, Alice, Nancy, Esther and O. T.  To Mr. and Mrs. Le Fevre the following children have been born: Edwin Justin, William O., James T., Jennie, Alice, wife of Allen Baker, Minnie, wife of Lafe Vesper, Guernie, wife of Elza Baker, and Cora, wife of Sanford Retter. Mr. Le Fevre and family attend the Disciples church. He belongs to the Odd Fellows and attends lodge at Port Jefferson.

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