Person:Henry Laisure (1)

Henry Hartman Laisure
b.20 Nov 1857 Wisconsin
d.26 Dec 1945 Adams,Indiana
m. May 1849
  1. John LaisureAbt 1856 -
  2. Henry Hartman Laisure1857 - 1945
  3. Mary Laisure1860 -
  4. Emeline Laisure1862 -
  5. Susan Laisure1868 - Aft 1945
  6. Catherine LaisureAbt 1869 -
  7. Sarah Laisure1870 -
  8. Rush R. Laisure1872 - Aft 1930
  9. Daniel Henry Laisure1873 - 1960
  10. Charles Edward Laisure1877 - 1967
m. 17 Oct 1885
  1. Ora Hartman Laisure1886 - 1972
  2. Daniel Hyatt Laisure1890 - 1943
  3. Andrew Laisure1892 -
  4. Francis Laisure1894 - 1944
  5. Forest Laisure1897 -
  6. Freem J. Laisure1901 - 1974
  7. Paul Earl Laisure1904 - 1990
  8. Corliss Ernest Laisure1907 - 1981
Facts and Events
Name[1] Henry Hartman Laisure
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Nov 1857 Wisconsin
Census[2] 1880 Monroe, Adams, IndianaHenry Laisure Male
Marriage 17 Oct 1885 Bern, Adams, Indianato Elizabeth Striker
Census 1900 Monroe, Adams, Indianawith Elizabeth Striker
Death[3] 26 Dec 1945 Adams,Indiana
Burial[3] 28 Dec 1945 M.R. E. Cemetery, Adams, Indiana

Notes: 1850 census Henry Laisure: Male See RootsWeb by Mary Jo Bailey


From the Berne Witness, Berne, Indiana Wednesday, 26 December 1945

Henry Laisure Dies Today at County Hospital
Rites Friday for former Berne Merchant who is dead at 88 Henry H. Laisure, 88, prominent local man and former Berne merchant, died this morning at 1:25 o'clock at the Adams County hospital at Decatur. Death was caused by cardio-vascularenal disease, according to the attending physician. His condition had been extremely grave the past few days.

Mr. Laisure had been in failing health for some time. He had his left leg amputated at the hospital on Saturday, November 24, and had been a patient there since. He had apparently recovered nicely from the operation and was gaining strength when complications of heart and kidney developed and caused his death.

Laisure ran a variety or "racket" store here for several years, selling out to Menno Burkhalter in 1903 and Burkhalter started The Fair Store. Laisure also farmed for a few years and was employed at the Dunbar furniture plant for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Laisure lived in Michigan for 16 years following their marriage, then moved to Berne and lived here since. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 17th of this year.

Mr. Laisure was born in Wisconsin on November 20, 1857 to John and Magdalene (Martz) Laisure. He was married to Elizabeth Striker on November 20, 1885. She survives and is confined to her bed at the present, suffering from the flu and may not be able to attend her husband's funeral.

Surviving are the widow, who is 78 years of age, four sons, Ora H. Laisure, Fremont, Michigan, Freem. J. Laisure, East Jordan, Michigan, Paul E. Laisure, Hesperia, Michigan and Corliss Laisure, Laura, Illinois. Two brothers and two sisters survive. They are Rush and Charles Laisure, both of New Castle, Mrs. Catherine Marion of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Suzanna lliff of Wyoming.

Four sons, Dennis, Andrew and Forest and one in infancy, two daughters Gracie and Clara, two sisters and three brothers preceded. Mr. Laisure was a member of the Trinity Evangelical church here. The body was taken to the Yager mortuary and will be removed from there to the Yager funeral home at 4:00 o'clock Thursday where it may be viewed. The funeral will be held at the Yager funeral home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. C. P. Maas, pastor of the Evangelical church, officiating.

Burial will be in the MRE cemetery.

from a direct descendant: Henry and Elizabeth went from Berne to Mason County, MI for a time before returning to Bern

1880 Census Henry Laisure Male Other information: birth year <1859>Birthplace WI Age 21 Occupation Farmer Marital Status S Race W Head of household John Laisure Relation Son Father's Birthplace OH Mother's birthplace OH Source Information: Census Place Monroe, Adams, Indiana Family Hisory Library Film 125426 4 NA Film Number T9-0264 Page Number 91D

1900 Census Monroe, Adams County, Indiana Henry age 42 June 1857 md 14 yrs WI OH IN Elizabeth age 32 June 1867 8 children born 3 living IN OH OH Ora H Oct 1886 age 13 IN WI IN Daniel H Feb 1890 age 10 IN WI IN Francis, Daughter Nov 1894 age 5 IN WI IN Charley brother Dec 1877 age 22 IN IN IN

1920 Census Roll: T625_420 Page 2A

  1. Mary Jo Bailey
  2. Adams, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T9)
    ED: 135 Page: 91D, 1880.

    John Laisure, 54
    Magdalen Laisure, 48
    Henry Laisure, 21

  3. 3.0 3.1 Henry Hartman Laisure, in Find A Grave.

    Henry H
    1857 - 1945