Biography of John Leininger


Leininger, John, Lancaster, was born in Germany in 1823, where he was educated, and came to America in 1845 and was for more than twenty years a school teacher, the last three years being in Lancaster, where he settled in 1862. In 1864 he opened a store there and in 1872 built the large store which he carried on until 1893. He has always occupied a prominent place in the affairs of the village, has been one of the trustees for the union school for thirty years and was for some time postmaster. He is secretary of the Lancaster Mutual Fire Insurance Company, of which he was one of the founders. He was for twenty-three years town clerk, for thirty years village clerk, and has been since 1894 village treasurer. He has been for many years notary public and is the business counselor of a large circle of German friends.

Our Countty and it's people
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Edited by: Trumen C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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