Lee Hersch Santa Fé County, New Mexico

Leo Hersch, a wholesale grain dealer at Santa Fé, in which city he was born in 1869, pursued his education in St. Michael's College, and has since been connected with the wholesale grain trade. Interested in municipal affairs, he served for three years as a member of the town board. His father, Joseph Hersch, was born in Germany and in 1847 became a resident of Santa Fé as a government contractor. He put up the first steam mill west of the Missouri River at a time when flour was worth twenty-five dollars per hundred pounds. He died in 1901.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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