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Subject: Peter Leffler in Harrison Co.IN
Author: JulieMelchior
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Dorothy, I find your Peter Leffler, age 39 in the 1860 Harrison Co. census in Taylor Township. He is listed with wife Mary J. Miller, 24, and children John, 14 and Gormillian(?) not sure about this one, the 1850 census taker had trouble with it, too. Also son Alexander, age 3/12. Peter Leffler is in Harrison Co. marriage register. He married Mary J. Miller 23 Dec 1857, affidavit by Jacob Miller. I believe this was his second marriage and that this is the same Peter Leffler who married Eleanor Cooper on 15 Aug 1842. It would appear that Eleanor died and that Peter then re-married and had a second family. This would account for the two older children on the 1860 census. They also appear on the 1850 census with Peter and Eleanor. If you will email me , the address is strayleaves@hotmail, I will fill you in with the remainder of what I know about this family. Julie