Bio: Leschensky, Herman Frederick William Rev.
Surnames: Leschensky, Bartlelt
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 27 June 1930
Herman Frederick William Leschensky,
pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church at Loyal, since Febraury 1928,
was born May 26, 1892, at Marion, Waupaca County, the son of Mr.
and Mrs. August Leschensky, who still reside there. He received his
elementary education in the Marion Public School, and entered St.
Paul Luther College in 1908. At the close of his college course, he
continued his studies at the seminary of the same institution,
graduating in June 1915. On June 23 of the same year, he was
ordained in the college church, and left July 18th for
his first charge, at Scranton, North Dakota. Here he served five
congregations, making the total circuit of 76 miles by means of
horse and buggy. In January 1917 he was obliged to resign, owing to
illness in the family due to alkali drinking water, and served ten
months as home missionary at Columbus, Wisconsin. In November 1917
he took up his work at Lyons, Wisconsin, and two years later the
Elkhorn congregation, 15 miles away. He conducted services at both
places every Sunday for four years, leaving July 1, 1923, to accept
a call to Elizabeth, Illinois. Here he remained until he accepted
the call to Loyal.
He was married July 8, 1915, at Edgar to
Miss Gertrude Bartelt, whose mother, Mrs. Bertha Bartelt, now makes
her home at Lyons. The father died ten years ago. The Reverend and
Mrs. Leschensky have four children: Eugene, Immanuel, Armin and
Politically, he is a Republican. His hobbies are pitching horseshoes and fishing.
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