Biography of Leo P. Schlandecker
Erie County, PA Biographies

Leo P. Schlandecker, deceased, was a prominent citizen and successful man of Erie, where he was born, Aug. 30, 1872, the son of Frank and Catherine Schlaudecker.

Both Frank Schlaudecker and his wife were natives of Reihlsheim, Germany. They settled in Erie in 1872, where he successfully engaged in the insurance business until his death in 1920. He served as internal revenue collector under President Cleveland. Mr. and Mrs. Schlaudecker, now deceased, were the parents of four sons: Edward, Cornelius, and Julius, all deceased; and Leo P., the subject of this sketch.

After completing his education in the public and parochial schools of this city, Leo P. Schlaudecker began his career in the bicycle business. At an early age he became interested in insurance and built up one of the most extensive agencies in this part of the state.

Mr. Schlaudecker was married in Pittsburgh, in 1917 to Miss Anne Murphy, a native of Erie, and the daughter of D. P. and Mary H. Murphy. D. P. Murphy resides in this city. His wife is deceased. Mr. Leo Schlaudecker died April 23, 1924 and left to survive him Anne M., his wife, and a daughter, Betty Anne, born in this city, April 17, 1919.

Mr. Schlaudecker was a life long member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and identified with the Erie, Kahkwa, Erie Yacht Clubs, and Elks and Eagles. He was highly esteemed and widely known in the community.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
Historical Publishing Company

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