PETRUS HOFSTEDE DE GROOT (1802-1886), Dutch theologian, was born at Leer in East Friesland, Prussia, on the 8th of October 1802, and was educated at the Gymnasium and university of Groningen.
There is a daily steamboat service with Emden, Leer and Hamburg during the summer months.
For a few years he was a teacher at Leer and at Osnabruck; but in 1858 he settled at Hanover, where he became intimate with King George V., who made him his Archivrat.
Leer is a very old place, although it only obtained municipal privileges in 1823.
Blok, Friesland im Mittelalter (Leer, 1891).
G between vowels is dropped before e and i: Ler for Leer (1 egere), dedv (digit u m);the same is the case with d, of course, in similar circumstances: remiT (r e d i mere), rir (r I d ere).
Leer is one of the principal ports for steamboat communication with the North Sea watering-places of Borkum and Norderney.
ONNO KLOPP (1822-1903), German historian, was born at Leer on the 9th of October 1822, and was educated at the universities of Bonn, Berlin and Gottingen.