Bio: Chapman, Rev. Leo James &  Blanche L. (Seufer)
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----Source: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon, Crystal Wendt, Judy Hansen, Clark Co., WI History Buffs.

Surnames: Chapman, Osterhaus, Seufer, Thornton

 

 

Rev. Leo James &  Blanche L. (Seufer) Chapman

Clark County, Wisconsin

 

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Rev. Leo J. Chapman (1953)

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Leo James Chapman was born Jan. 3, 1894, at Webster, S.D. to Adelbert and Lottie Chapman, the oldest child of several children.  He served in World War I as a corporal in Co. L of the 9th Infantry, from May 1, 1917, until August of 1919.

 

His marriage to Blanche L. Seufer took place Aug. 25, 1919, at St. Paul, Minn.  She was born Nov. 28, 1891.

 

He was a barber for 24 years, and in 1930 he enrolled at the Bible Institute at St. Paul, Minn. He was ordained in 1935 at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church.  He served churches at Spokeville, and Viola City, Wisconsin, and at Angus, Nebraska before moving to Neillsville, in 1945.

 

Both Leo and Blanche are buried in the Loyal City Cemetery.

 

Memories of Rev. Leo J. and Blanche Chapman

 

I first met the Chapmanís as a teenager, at a little country Sunday School, Peaceful Pines, north and east of Neillsville on County Trunk C at the Henry Elmhorst farm.  My father first took our family there when there was a revival with Evangelist Cyrus Osterhaus, in a large machine shed; and then we continued to attend the services at the Peaceful Pines.  I do not know exactly what year that was but think it was about 1950, and I do not know just how many years Rev. Chapman was pastor there.  During that time there were several times that we teenagers had social times at the Chapmanís home at the corner of Forrest and Fourth Street in Neillsville.  They were folks that you would remember for the rest of your life is a comment made by Judy Marden Hanson, who also attended Peaceful Pines.

  

I do not know in the exact years, but early to mid 1950ís Rev. Chapman was employed by Bergerís Menís Clothing store in Neillsville.

 

The Chapmanís had two children, Gladys and Leo J, Jr. better known as Bud.  Bud graduated from the Neillsville High School with the class of 1948.

 

Pastor Chapman and Blanch (1964)

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Census Records

 

1900 U. S. Federal Census - Webster, Day County, South Dakota
Name Relation Race Sex Birth Month Birth Year Age Martial Status Martial Years Kids born Kids Living  Birth Place Father birth place Mother birth place Occupation 
Chapman, Adelbert head w m April  1866 34 m 7     Wisconsin Michigan Indiana Barber
Chapman, Lottie wife w f March  1875 25 m 7 4 4 Minnesota Canada Virginia  
Chapman, Leo son w m Jan 1894 6 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Charlie son w m Sept.  1895 4 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Frank son w m July  1897 3 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  

Chapman, Glyda

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Minnesota

 

 

1910 U. S. Federal Census - Waubay Ward 2, Day County, South Dakota

Name Relation Sex Race Age Martial Status Martial Years Kids Born Kids Living Birth Place Father birth place Mother birth place Occupation
Chapman, D. A.  head m w 43 m 17     Wisconsin United States United States Laborer - Own Shop
Chapman, Lottie wife f w 35 m 17 8 8 Minnesota Canada Virginia  
Chapman, Leo James son m w 16 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Charles A.  son m w 14 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Frank P.  son m w 13 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Gladys E.  daughter f w 11 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Willis O.  son m w 9 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Dallas L.  son m w 7 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  
Chapman, Lottie L.  daughter f w 5 s       South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota  

Chapman, Dell T. 

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Minnesota

 

 

1920 U. S. Federal Census - Webster, Day County, South Dakota

Name Relation Sex Race Age Marital Status Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth Place Occupation 
Chapman, Leo J.  head m w 26 m South Dakota Minnesota Minnesota Barber Shop
Chapman, Blanche S.  wife f w 27 m Iowa Germany Wisconsin  

 

1930 U. S. Federal Census - Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota
Name Relation Sex Race Age Martial Status Martial Years Birth Place Father Birth Place Mother Birth place  Occupation 
Chapman, Leo J.  head m w 36 m 24 South Dakota Wisconsin Minnesota Barber - Barber Shop
Chapman, Blanche L.  wife f w 37 m 27 Iowa German United States  
Chapman, Gladys A.  daughter f w 9 s   South Dakota South Dakota Iowa  
Chapman, Julia J. [Jr. Leo J.?]  son m w 5 s   South Dakota South Dakota Iowa  

 

 

 

Military

 

South Dakota Births, 1856-1903

Name: Leo James Chapman

Birth Date: 3 Jan 1894

Gender: Male 

County: Day 

Father's name: Delbert Arthur Chapman

Mother's name: Lottie Elvina Thornton

File Date: 8 Jun 1942

 

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World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Leo J Chapman

City: Not Stated 

County: Day 

State: South Dakota 

Birthplace: South Dakota;United States of America 

Birth Date: 5 Jan 1894

Race: White 

Roll: 1877790 

DraftBoard: 0 

 

WWI Draft Registration Card

1) Leo J. Chapman Age 23

2) South Dakota

3) Jan. 5, 1894

4) National Born

5) Webster, South Dakota, U. S. A.

6) Blank

7) Barbar 29

8) Ray Delemey - Webster, South Dakota

9) No

10) Single, White

11)No, No, No, No

12) ??

 

Description:

 

1)Tall, Slender

2) Dark, Dark, No

3) No

 

 


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