4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2021 12:45 PM by Susannah Brooks

    Seeking information about Theophil Leonhard after 1950

    William Sonn Newbie

      I am seeking information about Theophil J Leonhard who was born in 1914 (Germany) and died on May 6, 1966 (Houston). I especially need information for him after 1950. Leonhard grew up near Stonewall, TX. He was doctoral student at University of Texas in the late 1930s. He served in US Army during 1942-1944. Then he was in Leavenworth as an accessory in an escape of German POWs from Camp Hale, Colorado in February 1944. I've got his biography, military & prison records, but have far less about his life after 1950. After release, went temporarily to live in Canton, OH & then at some point soon after moved to the Chicago area. Apparently he was a personnel director for a company just outside of Chicago. He was active in the Lutheran Church there as well as at least one German-American social club. He died from cancer in 1966 in a Houston hospital. Rites were given on May 9, 1966 at the Holy Ghost Lutheran church.