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Re: Gosser family of Schuyler County, MO
Posted by: Bruce E. Baker Date: December 31, 2001 at 23:15:55
In Reply to: Gosser family of Schuyler County, MO by Frank Samples of 80


Likely my lineage ties in to yours, as my Gosser progenitors were among the first settlers in Schuyler County. My great Grandfather George Thomas Crump married Emma Malinda Gosser 11 October 1898. Emma was the daughter of Marion Bollman Gosser and Elizabeth R. Hartz. While married living the majority of his life in Schuyler County, Marion B. Gosser was actually born in Westmoreland County, PA (16 May 1845), the son of Jacob Gosser and Margaret Walthour. This Jacob (b 29 Sep 1797), served as a drummer in the War of 1812 (I have a copy of his wife's pension application, filed after his death). Margaret and Jacob are buried in Bethel Cemetery, in Schuyler County. His service in the Pennsylvania militia during the US Civil War eventually brought him to the rank of Brigadier General, and is widely referred to as "General Jacob Gosser."

This General Jacob Gosser, in turn, is the son of (John) Adam Gosser (b 12 May 1773; marr Catharine Bollman 25 Nov 1793, d 24 Oct 1856), who was himself the son of a Jacob Gasser. I believe this man to be the one that emigrated from the Rhineland Palatinate region of Germany, but there are so many Gossers/Gassers/Gosserts in Colonial Pennsylvania at this time I am having a great deal of difficulty obtaining the factual evidence I need to support this claim.

If you have any specifics on family names, b/m/d dates, etc, beyond what was in your note, I would be happy to review it versus my files to look for the tie-in, and if I find it, mail you copies of what I have that is relevent to you.

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