Lehigh Alden Speare, of Boston, filed a plat of this burg, August 23, 1881. It is located on the northeast quarter of Section 27, Town 19, Range 1. It is six miles west of Hillsboro. L. Monninger is Postmaster and merchant here.
It should be noted that this statement was made in 1883.
Lehigh, open the Post Office doors on April 23, 1880.
There seems to be some confusion by researchers as they have the Post Office opening it's doors before the town was even laid out.
Lehigh still has an elevator and a nice little park with millstones and an old bell on Main. Unfortunately, the tracks look abandoned and the 1920 High School building is in ruins.
Date of this statement is unknown.
Lehigh, one of the incorporated town of Marion county, is located in Lehigh township on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 16 miles west of Marion, the county seat. It is the trading point for a large and wealthy agricultural and stock raising district. It has a bank and a newspaper printed in German called "Das Echo." All lines of mercantile enterprises are represented. There are telegraph and express offices and a money order postoffice with one rural route. The town was incorporated in 1901. The population in 1910, according to the government census, was 385. Lehigh was platted in 1881 by Alden Speare of Boston. L. Monniger was the first merchant and postmaster.
Businessmen of Lehigh, 1885.
Peter Arnbrecht, Farmer and stock raiser, Section 21, from Russia, came to county June 187.
A. Ehrlech, Grain, Groceries, Hardware, Agr. Imp., Section 27, from Russia, came to county August 1876.
C. C Funk, Farmer, Section 14, from Russia, came to county July 31, 1875.
Henry Hiebert, Prop. Lehigh Livery stable, Section 27, from Russia, came to county October 1883.
P. Harmp, Farmer, Section 13, From Russia, came to county 1874.
A. L. Hannaford, Postmaster and clerk in bank, Section 27, from Butler, county Ohio, came to county October 1876.
Jacob Enber Kal, Framer, Section (?), from Russia, came to county 1875.
John Persinger, Farmer and Stock raiser, Section 30, from Roanoke county Va.
Cornelius Weded, Farmer and Stock ratser, Section 17, from Russia, came to county September 1874.
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