Laesser Story

May 13th, 2014

The Lässer adventure in America began in Weimar, Kingdom of Saxony in about 1833 when Herr and Frau Lässer gave birth to a son and named him Johan Casper. Herr & Frau Lässer history has eluded me even after spending a week in Weimar seating databases.

Johan Casper, by then a tailor, in 1850 made his way to LeHarve where he boarded the barque Hiram sailing for New York and arriving in that port June 3. (more…)

Painters Association (1921)

May 19th, 2014

Windsor Association Officers; Men Have Another Guess
At a meeting of the Contracting Painters and Decorators Associationof Windsor, Ontario, Canada, early in January, the following officers were elected.
President J.A. Lossing; vice president J. Laukner; treasurer C.M. Bennett; secretary William Laesser; alternate T.W.Brooks

We still have the painter’s strike o, at this writing, and we understand they are going to demand $1.15 per hour this year. But to our way of thinking they will have two or three guesses coming before they get more than 85 cents per hour.

s/William Laesser

Peter Boutellier Story

May 14th, 2014

From an article o the Windsor Star published several years ago


Vivian Brush and she's still trying to make sense of those far-fetched stories her mother told her when she was a kid.
The other day she telephoned me because I mentioned the name of Rev. L. A. Beaudoin, the pastor at Holy Rosary Church. Apparently, it was this priest who had baptized her mother and changed her last name from Butler to Boutellier.
"Why would he do that?" I asked incredulously.
"I don't know," she said, pointing out how it mystified both she and her mother why this occurred.
But it did.