In 1906 my great grandparents, F. Siegel Leeak and Carrie Mestmacher Leeak , and at least seven of their eight children moved to a small farm in Charette Township south of Warrenton, MO near the village of Hopewell. My grandfather, Francis J. Leeak, would have been 12 years old when his family moved to this farm and 17 years old when the family moved back to the town of Warrenton in 1911. I realize now that many of the stories I remember my grandfather telling me about his childhood probably took place when he was living on this farm.
While I was in Missouri recently I went to Charette Township south of Warrenton. I believed that the farm my grandfather lived on was along the Charette Creek Road east of Hopewell, MO.