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Lester (Polsfuss) Paul is Notable.
Lester William Polsfuss known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor.
Lester William Polsfuss was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was the son of George and Evelyn Stutz Polsfuss.
He was one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar. Paul taught himself how to play guitar, and while he is mainly known for jazz and popular music, he had an early career in country music. He is credited with many recording innovations. Although he was not the first to use the technique, his early experiments with overdubbing (also known as sound on sound), delay effects such as tape delay, phasing effects and multitrack recording were among the first to attract widespread attention.
He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. 
He died in 2009 and is interred at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF2D-PXG : accessed 26 August 2019), Lester Polfuce in household of George Polfuce, Waukesha Ward 3, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States; citing ED 197, sheet 8A, line 9, family 175, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 2020; FHL microfilm 1,822,020.
"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X93H-S7F : accessed 26 August 2019), Lester Polfuss in household of Evelyn Polfuss, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 43, sheet 14A, line 20, family 332, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2617; FHL microfilm 2,342,351.
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K854-HWG : 5 December 2014), Lester W Polfuss, enlisted 20 Dec 1943, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.