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John Lessnich, proprietor of the Chicago House, erected in 1881 at a cost of $12,000, and newly furnished throughout-corner 4th and Jones Sts. was born in Prussia in 1826; came to America in 1854; removed to Chicago; from there to Sioux City in 1867, and built a hotel which burned in Feb., 1881. He has served as alderman, and also as township trustee.