My family research ran into a branch of Grosjean in France, which started with Jacob Grosjean, b. ca 1730 in France. He came to the new world where he took employment in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. On 30 May he married Mary Magdalena Kistler in Carlisle, PA. She was born 14 Jan 1744 in Tulpehocken Twsp., Berks co., PA. I think he became a miner.
In Carlisle,PA, he and Mary Magdalena Kistler Grosjean (which soon became spelled GROSHONG) had 13 children. Several of these children followed their father into mining activities. Several lines of Jacob and Mary Magdalena were miners, also.
Jacob and Mary Magdalena Groshong followed some of their families as they moved Westward into mining activities.
Mary Magdalena Kistler Groshong died 1822 in Lincoln Co., Mo. Lead was being mined in Missouri in those early years.
Her husband Jacob "Grosjean" Groshong died four years later in 1826 in Adams Co., Ill. He must have followed a son and family into Illinois after his wife died, but there is not evidence of which son he followed.
Among the miner Groshong families there is one who took to the sea and became a sea captain. At least his son did. Peter Groshong b. ca 1765 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co, PA, left PA. He married in 1773 to Elizabeth Williams, in Charleston, South Carolina. She was born 30 Nov 1784, in Chowan Co. North Carolina. I can find only one offspring for Peter and Elizabeth Groshong. Does any one know if there were others. Or did Peter died young.
Their son was William Groshong, b. ca 1786 in Charleston, So. Carolina. He married Betsey Savage, b. 27. Feb. 1793, Buckland, Ma. d. ca. 1847. They were married in Cayuga, NY, on 17 March 1810. They had about seven children all in New York.
What started me on this quest to follow the Grosjean or Groshong family (through this line) was the presence of one of them in Wisconsin whose descendants had evidence that one was a sea captain. Does anyone know if a Uriah Groshong belongs to this line?
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