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Maria Best

Female 1844 - 1929  (84 years)


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  • Name Maria Best  [1, 2, 3
    Nickname Mary 
    Born 18 Dec 1844  Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1870 - 1925  Center Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • According to the 1910 census, Mary lives with her son after the death of her husband.
    1870 United States Federal Census
    1880 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.24
    1910 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.8B
    1920 United States Federal Census - Cleveland, p.4A
    1925 New York State Census - Cleveland, p.6-7
    1875 New York State Census - Constantia, p.20-21
    Died 27 Aug 1929  Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Buried St. Mary's Cemetery, Route #49, Vienna, Oneida, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I168  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2016 

    Father Michael Louis Best,   b. Abt. 1820, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1899, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Margret Bauer,   b. Abt. 1820, Bavaria, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1889, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married Y  [3, 11
    Family ID F269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adam Leonard,   b. 2 May 1834, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1906, Center Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt. 1861  [2, 12
    Children 
    +1. Julia Leonard,   b. Apr 1864, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1948  (Age ~ 84 years)
    +2. Alemia Leonard,   b. 21 Sep 1867, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1929, Bernhards Bay, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Charles Henry Leonard,   b. 13 Aug 1869, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1956, Oneida City Hospital, 321 Genesee Street, Oneida, Madison, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Louis George Leonard,   b. 6 Oct 1873, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1944, Center Street, Cleveland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Joseph Leonard,   b. Abt. 1876, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 24 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 24; Line No: 28;

    2. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press, n.p. (Reliability: 1), 30 Mar 1906.
      Adam Leonard

    3. [S84] Personal Correspondence (Reliability: 1), 21 Jul 2015.
      Fr: Keith Schmidt
      Re: Michael Louis Best

    4. [S31] 1870 United States Federal Census, 12 (Reliability: 2), 13 Jun 1870.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED Date: 06/13/1870; Sheet No: 12; Line No: 18-22;

    5. [S61] 1875 New York State Census, 20 (Reliability: 2), 8 Jun 1875.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/08/1875; Page: 20-21; Lines: 1-5

    6. [S28] 1899 Cleveland Village Directory, (Village of Cleveland), http://blog.clevelandhistoricalsociety.com/?page_id=263 (Reliability: 1), 1899.
      Center Street - Mary Leonard

    7. [S6] 1910 United States Federal Census, 8B (Reliability: 2), 23 Apr 1910.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 12; ED No. 105; ED Date: 04/23/1910; Sheet No. 8B; Line #91-94

    8. [S3] 1920 United States Federal Census, 4A (Reliability: 2), 13 Jan 1920.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Village: Cleveland; Township: Constantia; SD No. 13; ED No. 139; ED Date: 01/13/1920; Sheet No. 4A; Line #32-37

    9. [S60] 1925 New York State Census, 6 (Reliability: 2), 1 Jun 1925.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED No.: 1; ED Date: 06/01/1925; Assembly District: 1; Page: 6-7; Lines: 44-47

    10. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=46886079 (Reliability: 1), 19 Jan 2010.
      Mary Best Leonard

    11. [S21] 1880 United States Federal Census, 24 (Reliability: 2), 15 Jun 1880.
      State: New York; County: Oswego; Town: Constantia; Village: Cleveland; ED: #231; ED Date: 06/15/1880; SD: #8; Sheet No: 24; Line No: 34-35

    12. [S19] Find A Grave, findagrave.com., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=LEO&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=36&GScntry=4&GSsr=401&GRid=30166518& (Reliability: 1), 29 Sep 2008.
      Adam Leonard (1834-1906)