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Re: Gasper and Casper Walser
Posted by: Scott Huffman (ID *****3104) Date: April 02, 2008 at 12:09:20
In Reply to: Gasper and Casper Walser by Michael Sutter of 142

Good timing - I just ran across this resource for Casper/Gasper (apparently the same person):

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2766433&id=I1938

"They had come to North Carolina to buy land.
And so it must have been with Casper. On 8 February 1775 - just over two centuries ago as I write these paragraphs - he acquired his first tract in Rowan County, the name on the deed Gasper Walser. Thus was his first name spelled from then on. Regardless of how the change in spelling came about, the undiscriminating ear of the frontiersman would hardly distinguish between a guttural C and a guttural G. Spelling in those days was an untidy art, at best."

Excerpted from "FIVE WALSERS an informal account"
by Richard Walser
Raleigh(North Carolina) Wolf's Head Press 1976

I am a descendant of Casper/Gasper.......my grandmother was Mary Erie Walser, daughter of Daniel Nathaniel Walser. We are descended from two Frederick Walsers (John Peter Walser was the son/father of each Frederick). Any info you haveon this Walser lineage would be greatly appreciated.


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