How German was the population of
Lewisburg at the turn of the last century?
Although the generations climbing and sliding about the hills of old Lewisburg today, are many times removed from the rugged pioneers who immortalized this province, time has failed to erase from memory such names as
Arink, Allerding, Brossmore, Bierman, Belser, Beckman, Benz, Bossart,
Bartells, Burl, Boescker, Bekenbus, Christ, Clutterbach, Carl, Darenkamp, Decker, Donhauser, Dettenberg, Degloe, Dr. Ellis, Fernhold, Fleisner, Fromandi,
Finke, Fedders, Frilling, Gebhardt, Graefer, Mons. Jos. Goebels, Rev. Jos. Gezowsky, Huck, Hais, Hellmann, Hub, Hanneken, Hertz, Heints, Heinen, Huelfeld, Hauck, Herb, Jansen, Rev. Herman Kramer, Knollman, Koenig, Kraus, Kipp, Ketteler, Lonneman, Luschek, Lunkenheimer, Lux, Lutz, Rev. Andrew Michel, Mildenberger, Moeller, Meyleben, Merkle, Maurer, Nierman, Nienaber, Niemeyer, Mie, Olding, Parks, Pohlkamp, Rev. Wm. Robbers, Reganthall, Reisenbeck, Roebker, Ritter, Rodenheimer, Segal, Stein, Scheid, Schraeder, Schnorbus, Schmidt, Schlickmann, Sauter, Schlitt, Schiffer, Stronk, Rev. Jos. Schaefer, Rev. Jos. Stephany, Suchanek, Sillwe, Schottmer, Seiler, Todtenbier, Timm, Rev. Wm. Tappert, Ufheil, Volkmann, Vitt, Von Heone, Walz, Weiger, Weindel, Willen, Eddie Wesselmann and his Candy Store, Zembrodt, Zimmer, and Charlie Zint . . . the barber.
Chester F. Geaslen, a writer for several of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky newspapers, in his, book Strolling Along Memory Lane, Volume 2, compiled this list of Lewisburg residents.