Herman Lescher – Obituary 1897

The Tablet Page 35, 27th March 1897

THE FUNERAL OF MR. HERMAN LESCHER.—A Requiem Mass was said at St. Mary’s, Cadogan-street, on Monday morning, for the repose of the soul of Mr. Herman Lescher. After the Mass, the last blessings were given by the Bishop of Emmaus. The crowded state of the church and the mass of wreaths and crosses of flowers were ample testimony to the general esteem and affection in which the deceased had been held by troops of friends. After the service the body was taken to Paddington and thence to the Dominican Priory at Woodcheater, near Stroud, where it was laid to rest just outside the sanctuary window. Among those who accompanied the coffin to Woodchester were : Mrs. Herman Lescher and Master Robert Lescher, Mr. J. F. Lescher, of Boyles Court ; Mr. and Mrs. Harwood Lescher, Mr. T. Edward Lescher, Miss Carmela Lescher, Father Wilfrid Lescher, 0.P., Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Wilson, Mr. G. Wheeler, Mr. H. Wheeler, Father M. Gavin, S.J., Father Davies, Mr. and Mrs. James O’R. Nugent, Mr. Stephens, and Mr. T. W. Hill.

Mr. Herman Lescher, the third son of the late Mr. J. Sidney Lescher was born at Hampstead in 1849. Educated at Ushaw and Downside, he afterwards studied farming with Mr. Dale, agent to Mr. Berkeley, of Spetchley. He then took a farm at Henley-on-Thames, where he remained for about three years. Subsequently, he came to London, and qualified as a chartered accountant, and in a few years attained a high position in the financial and commercial world. In 1887 he married Mary Agnes, second daughter of the late Mr. Robert Wilson, and leaves two children.

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