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Leisy to present coin program

A merchant token from Ray Leisy’s collection. It is inscribed: “Rowe & Bros. Watches, Clocks, and Jewelry, SE Corner Public Square, Wooster, O.” On the back is inscribed, “All Work Warranted, 1863.”


The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable program is free and open to the public in the Wooster branch of the Wayne County Public Libraries on March 20 at 6:30 p.m.
With his love of history, Judge Ray Leisy has developed a new program on the 17 men and women who issued merchant tokens in Wayne County during the Civil War to offset the coin shortage. Two of the men had returned early from the Civil War as part of a Wayne County unit.
Leisy was born and raised in Wooster and graduated from Wooster High School. He holds degrees from Heidelberg University, Bowling Green University and the University of Toledo School of Law. He returned to Wooster in the early 1980s to be an assistant prosecuting attorney. He recently retired after two elected terms as Wayne County juvenile and probate judge.
Leisy and his wife Allyson have been involved in many projects in the community. He is currently project manager for the Historic Sonnenberg Village near Kidron.

Published: March 13, 2018
New Article ID: 2018180309963