Conrad F. and Mary Ann (Jones)  Lienhart

One tree said Conrad was born April 29, 1858  to John Leinhart born 1819  and Anna Katharina Kille.

Henry "Leanhard" is age 5 in the 1851 census of Waterloo County, Ontario.

Conrad "Linehart", age 26,  married Mary J. Jones, age 16,  Feb 24, 1884 in Minden, Kearney County, Nebraska.

In 1870 La Porte County, Indiana, John Lienhart, 51, born in Baden, has Henry 23, Elizabeth 21, Anna 18, and John 16, all born in Canada.  On the same page is a Joseph Sutton family, with Franklin 23, born in Ohio.  Oliver Sutton, 23 is on the same page, working for the Lee Galloway family.  (Oliver and Anna (Lienhart) Sutton are buried in Minden, and Elizabeth "Solloway" married Henry Lienhart, so they all went to Kearney County)

In 1880 La Porte County, John Leinhart, 59, widowed, is living with son Henry 34 and Elizabeth 23, with their three kids.

John Lienhart proved up 80 acres in 1881 in 6N 14W - Kearney County, Nebraska.

The tree says father John died in Minden in 1890, and there's a "Mrs. Anna Lienhart" dying Dec 22, 1928 in O'Neill, Nebraska buried in Minden per FAG  68447021

In 1880 Kearney County, Conrad Lienhart is 22, born in Canada, a farm laborer, living alone.

Chester John Lienhart was born April 28, 1890 at Rockland, Colorado, per his WWI registration.

Charles cash-claimed a quarter in 26, 6N 48W in 1891.

He claimed another quarter there in 1895 via Timber Culture.

In 1900 Kearney County, Nebraska, Conrad, born April 1858 in Canada, is a druggist.  Mary J. June 1860 in Illinois, Goldie March 1888 Nebraska, John C. April 1890 Colorado, and Loyd July 1893 Nebraska. 

So May, at least was only in Colorado sometime between 1888 and 1893.

Chester John Lienhart graduated in 1907 from the eighth grade in Kearney County.

Conrad is still in Kearney County in 1910, working in real estate, with May, Goldie, Loyd, and have added Laura, 7, Nebraska.

August 1911 "Returning from Hastings after the heavy rain driving the thoroughbred trotting horse, Lloyd Lienhart, attempted to ford a creek about two miles north of Norman.  The horse and buggy were swept down stream and cannot be located."

In 1915 C.J. Lienhart was a druggist at Norman, Nebraska, per an advertisement for Swamp-Root kidney medicine.

Chester, a druggist, is on the same census page, married to Emma, 20, born in Nebraska, with three-month-old Lois.


For nearly three decades Chester J. Lienhart has been an outstanding citizen of Nebraska. Born at Akron, Colorado, April 28, 1890, he is the son of C. F. and Mary J. (Jones) Lienhart. His father, a druggist, and in later years a realtor and banker, was born in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, April 29, 1858, and settled in Kearney County in 1874. He was a leading Democrat, and at one time served as national committeeman. His death occurred at Hastings, April 3, 1918. His wife, Mary, was born in Rockford, Illinois, June 8, 1868, of pioneer Nebraska parentage. She resides at Hastings.

Mr. Lienhart, upon his graduation from Minden High School attended the National Institute of Pharmacy. He was enrolled for a time at the University of Nebraska, for the study of medicine, but dropped his enrollment to take up the study of pharmacy. For a number of years Mr. Lienhart was the owner and operator of three drug stores. In the period between 1922 and 1931 he has been president of the Hastings Chevrolet Company, of which he was the organizer. In April, 1926, he shipped a full trainload of Chevrolet cars from the factory at Saint Louis, and before the end of the month had sold them all.

The employer of 125 persons, during 1922-30 he sold 6,422 new cars and 10,126 used cars, the total valuation of which was more than $13,000,000. Mr. Lienhart is the organizer, secretary and treasurer of the Great Plains Aircraft Corporation, and secretary-treasurer of the Hastings Loan and Finance Company. He is also secretary-treasurer of the Central Nebraska Golf Association (1931-32 season).

On April 15, 1909, he was united in marriage to Ema J. Winter, their marriage having been solemnized at Omaha. Mrs. Lienhart was born at Roseland, August 9, 1889. There are two daughters, Lois Evelyn, born January 2, 1911, who is married to Clyde D. Paul; and Gwendolyn Juanita, born February 23, 1912.

Mr. Lienhart is a Democrat, and has served as a member of various committees. He is a member of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the good roads and the new industries committees.. He is also a member of the Nebraska Good Roads Association, the Nebraska State Pharmaceutical Association, and the Young Men's Christian Association. His fraternal organizations include the Modern Woodmen of America, the Knights of Pythias, the United Commercial Travelers, Hastings Lodge No. 159 of the Elks, the D. O. K. K., and the A. M. O. B.

Among his favorite sports are golf, hunting, trap shooting and baseball, and he enjoys aviation, reading and travel. His hobby is mechanics. Residence: Hastings.



In 1917 Hastings Conrad "Linehart" is a salesman at Western Motor Cr Co, and he and Mary J. live at 727 Hewitt Avenue.

Mary is widowed in 1920 Hastings, Nebraska, and son Conrad R. 26, born in Nebraska (must be Loyd) and his wife Ella 26,   no occupation.  Laura is 16 with her, and Mary's sister Ora Cheatham, widowed, (24, but has to be 44), born in Illinois is with her.

(Ora D. Jones married S.D. Cheatham July 13, 1896 in Bates County, Missouri, and they're in Johnson County, Missouri in 1900, "Squire" born March 1858 in Kentucky.  Squire died 1918 and is buried in Strasburg, Missouri)

Mary Jane is widowed in 1930 Hastings, with niece Eva M. Blayney, 52, widowed,  born in Indiana, living with her, a clerk in a store.

In 1935 Hastings Mary is living in the Lienhart Apartments at 812 W. 6th, C. Loyd and Ella at 726 E. 6th - he's a department manager at Lienhart Motor Co..  Chester J. and Emma J. live at 1139 N. Kansas, and Gwendolyn J. with them - she's a private secretary at the car dealership.

Mary Jane is in San Diego in 1940, living with son Lloyd 42, an auto parts salesman,  and Ella 43.  They have Shirley M. 16 and Conrad L. 15.

ELLA CHRISTENSEN  was born April 11, 1894 in Grant Twnshp, Kearney County, Nebraska, and died August 03, 1980 in San Diego, California. She married CONRAD LOYD LIENHART.   They had: 

 i.   SHIRLEY MAY4 LIENHART, b. September 05, 1923; d. May 30, 1976.

ii.   CONRAD LOYD LIENHART, JR., b. December 08, 1924; d. April 21, 1964.

Conrad Loyd Lienhart  - July 18, 1893 - Mar 31, 1967 is buried in Fort Rosecrans, San Diego. 3414159 as is Ella . 1894-1980 and their son Conrad Loyd, Jr. 1924-1964  and his wife Janet Louise 1925-1981.



Chester registered in Norman, Nebraska, married with two daughters, and worked as a druggist.

Chester J. Lienhart - 4/28/1890 - 11-11-1943 and Ema J. Lienhart -8-9-1889 - 10-16-1987 are buried in Hastings Parkview

Former Hastings resident Laura (Lienhart) Maddox, 92, of Newport Beach, Calif., died Saturday, Dec. 2, 1995, at a nursing home in Newport Beach.
Services were Dec. 5 at Lewis Colonial Mortuary Chapel in San Diego with the Rev. George Davis officiating. Burial was in Cypress View Mausoleum. Lewis Colonial/Benbough Mortuary of San Diego was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Maddox was born Jan. 9, 1903, in Norman. She attended high school and college in Hastings. On Jan. 22, 1921, she married Robert L. Maddox in Lincoln. They moved to San Diego from Holdrege. They owned a dry cleaning and laundry. After retiring they lived on a ranch east of San Diego at Campo, Calif. They later moved to Santee, Calif. After her husband's death in 1990, she moved to Huntington Beach, Calif.
She was active in auxiliaries of their business operation in San Diego. Survivors are three sons, Dexter A. of Huntington Beach, Rex A. of Alexandria, Va., and Max A. of Noble, Okla.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Boyd County Nebraska:
April 13,1944, Holt County Independent


born Waterloo County, Canada, Jan 29,1854
son of John Lienhart and Anna Katharina
married Azora Kronkright, Jan 1,1880. She died Dec 22,1928
buried Minden, Nebr.
funeral April 14, farm at Chambers
children: George died age 5, Ralph died at age 56 years, John, Ray, Frank, Josephine

Lienhart, Azora Kronkright - born June 11,1862 - died Dec 22,1928 - age 66 years 6 months 11 days - married John Lienhart - buried Minden Cem (obit in file)
LIENHART, EVELYN WHITING - born Oct 19,1906 - died June 10,1991 - married Lee Lienhart - buried Hastings Cem (obit in file)
Lienhart, Frank
Lienhart, George - son of Azora and John - died age 4 years - buried Minden Cem
Lienhart, Harry Joseph - born May 4,1872 - died Dec 7,1949 - age 77 years 7 months 3 days - married Elizabeth Tilbury - buried Red Cloud Cem - had three children - Vee M Tavenner, Mrs Glen Guilford, Lee H, (obit in file)

Lienhart, Lee H - born March 25,1904 - died March 10,1987 - married Evelyn Whiting - buried Arizona Cem - children - James,(obit in file)
LIENHART, MARGARET - born March 30,1916 - died Nov 16,2003 - buried Verdel Cem (obit in file)
Lienhart, Raymond Henry "Ray" - born April 18,1886 - died Oct 13,1964 - married Ivy M Anderson - buried Chambers Cem - had children - Irene Farrell, Thelma Burt, Edith Miles, Frank Lloyd, (obit in file)

May 25, 1939 Hawarden Iowa

had been called to Winner, S. D., by the sudden death of his father, Ralph V. Lienhart. Mr. Lienhart was stricken with a heart attack in a drug store at Winner last Tuesday evening and expired almost immediately, despite the efforts of a physician to save him. He had been assisting in the coaching of a boys' ball club during the evening. Mr. Lienhart was born in Kearney county, Neb., in 1883 and lived later near Chambers, Xeb., where his father, John Lienhart, and brother, Ray Lienhart, still reside. He finished his education at Wayne Xormal at Wayne, Xeb,, and for a number of years taught school at Anoka, Xeb., and Burke, S. D. He moved to Winner in 1914 where he has since been engaged in photography. He had been prominent in civic and community affairs at Winner, having served for a number of years on the board of education and several terms on the city council. Funeral services were held at Winner last Thursday.

Linda Cunningham posted in 1998 : For the LIENHARTs, Ralph Victor, my grandfather, and his wife Jennie, (died within the last 20 years), lived in Winner until their deaths. Ralph owned a photography studio in Winner. They had three children: Ed, Virginia and my father, Kenneth.


Funeral services for Ed Lienhart, 55, of Hawarden who died last Thursday, April 2, were held Monday at the local Methodist Church with Dr. G. S. Bruland officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Alcester, under the direction of Dow Funeral Home. Lienhart died in the Hawarden hospital.

He was born May 11, 1914 at Winner, South Dakota. He married the formed Avis Lundgren, March 7, 1942, in Abilene, Texas. They have lived in Hawarden since 1937.

He was a former Hawarden and Westfield teacher. For the past eight years he was personnel director of Otis Radio Corporation in Hawarden. He held membership in the American Legion, the Methodist Church, and was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Russell (Diane) Schoeneman of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. Gary (Denice) Ping of Ireton, and Miss Anne Lienhart of Hawarden; his mother, Mrs. Jennie Lienhart of Winner; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lynn Hiatt of Salt Lake City, Utah; and one brother, Kenneth, of Le Mesa, California.

During services, Mrs. Don Hummell was organist and James Squier sang "Abide with Me" and "No Night There." Casket bearers were Carlyle Dirks, Alfred Pulscher, Douglas Dreeszen, Herbert Anderson, Harold Busch, and Charles Koop. Honorary casket bearers, members of the 90th Division, were Roscoe Cox, Gail Smith, E. O. (Bud) Johnson, Sam Leninger, John Melancon, and Wilton Bargar.

Military graveside services were sponsored by Two Oaks American Legion Post 254.

Source: Hawarden Independent, April 9, 1970.


Henry "Linehiert" is in Kearney County in 1900, born Feb 1845 in Canada, married fifteen years to Lorinda, born Jan 1846 in Ohio.   Lee, born Nov 1874 in Indiana, is also with them.

Henry and Lorinda are in Kearney County in 1920, no occupation.