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Warner - Lee

Source: #401 Jefferson St 1900 Crawfordsville Census

Lee S. July 1859 married 26 Years b Austria here 1868 Clothier; Rachel b. Nov 1854 NY Germ Germ
Julia A Oct 1874 Ill Austria NY;
Sydney June 1878 same
Cornelia May 1881 NY Austria NY. B. Vienna, Austria

Source: p. 895 Bowen History of Montgomery County, Indiana (this is obviously not the whole article - sorry
. B 7-26-1849 came Buffalo NY 1862.
Worked in Clothing store there - 1870 began store in Effingham, Illinois gives types of clothing came to Crawfordsville 1893.
Dumont Peck's partner 8-21-1873 married Rachel Werner, daughter Julia is wife of Peck;
Sidney lived in Indianapolis;
Cornelia wife of J Whitford lived St. Petersburg, Fl in 1911.

Source: Crawfordsville Journal 8-6-1914 p 4

Fear for the safety of near relatives in Austria is mingled with a desire to see Germany the victor in the great European conflict is the view of Lee S. Warner, well known local clothier. Mr. Warner who was born in Austria but who left that country while a young boy has a brother, Guttlieb Werner and two nephews now residing in Austria. The local man's brother owns a large bank in Vienna, one of the few private banks in the country and the two nephews are officers in the Austrian Army. Both will have an active part in the fighting. Not only will their lives and those of their parents be ending, in the conflict which has now begun but the business of Mr. Warner's brother will probably be seriously affected if not completely destroyed.
"During the past few days I have been worrying a great deal about my brother and his family," said Mr. Warner today. "I have not heard from them for more than two weeks now and Vienna, the place where they live is likely to be the scene of some of the most important war maneuvers. I wish they were all safe out of the country."
Despite the fact that he is a native of Austria and his relatives are now residing in that country Mr. Warner is anxious for the Germans to win over all the countries in the great struggle. Moreover he firmly believes that the war will result in a German victory but he anticipates a decided change in the government of Germany at the end of the war.
How the Austrian young men are forced to join the army and be prepared to fight at any minute was told by the local man who intimated that the lives of Austrians are not their own but the property of their country. America would not like the Austrians or their ways. Fritz Warner the younger nephew was in this country a few years ago and visited his uncle here.
Mr. Warner expects the conflict to be over within 6 months.
Source: Crawfordsville Journal 11-3-1921

Lee S. Warner, senior member of the firm of Warner & Peck, clothiers, died at his home, 706 E. Main at 6:20 o'clock this morning after suffering an illness of two weeks' duration from heart disease which was complicated towards the last by an attack of pneumonia. He was one of the best known business men in the city and was the founder of the clothing firm which bears his name and that of his son-in-law, Dumont M. Peck.

A Masonic service will be conducted at the Temple Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock to which the public is invited. The body will lie in state at the temple from 1 o'clock. After the services the remains will be taken by the family to Buffalo, NY where burial will be made at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Leopold S. Warner was born in Austria, near Vienna, July 26, 1849. He came to this country at the age of 13 lived in NY for a time, then Savannah Ga and later Buffalo NY. He became a naturalized citizen at age 21 and at 24 was operating a clothing store at Effingham, Ill, under the name of L. Warner & Bro. At age 30 he returned to Buffalo and entered the manufacturing business in the firm of Warner, Selliek & Warner, manufacturers of trousers. In Jan 1893, he came to Crawfordsville and purchased the clothing store of Joly Joel.
He conducted the business until 1900 when he formed a partnership with his son-in-law, Dumont M. Peck under the name of Warner & Peck. He was active in the business of the firm until his death. He was married to Rachel Wiener of Buffalo on Aug 21, 1873 who with 3 children, Mrs. Juliet Warner Peck of Crawfordsville, Mrs. William Brinkley of Indianapolis and Sidney M. Warner of Akron, Ohio, survive. He has one grandson, David Warner Peck of Crawfordsville. He was a Mason for over 50 years and a most devoted member of the order. He belonged to Washington Lodge No 240 of Buffalo until he became a member of Montgomery Lodge 50. He was also a member of the council. He also held membership in the Odd Fellows, Elks, Ben Hur, Court of Honor and Forty-Niners.

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