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Henry Louis Koser 

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Solomon Koser
8/28/1826 - 1/29/1912

Mary Ann Pickle
8/27/1825 - 1/12/1889
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Henry Louis Koser
4/15/1869 - 1/19/1932
(Shown at age 59)
Henry Louis Koser was born on April 15, 1869 in Freeport, Illinois and died on January 19, 1932 in Omaha, Nebraska. He lived to be 62 years old.

Buried at Prospect Hills in Omaha, Nebraska.
Records
Census4/20/1910 2-wd Omaha NE (Douglas County) 41 yrs old 
Recorded as family #127: Henry L. Koser (age 40, born in IL and both parents born in PA), Edith (wife, age 25, born in Michigan, Father in PA and Mother in MO), Pearl (daughter, age 6, born in NE), Vernon (son, age 4, born in NE), Ethel (daughter, less than one month old, born in NE). Edith has given birth to 4 children and three are still living. Henry is a farmer working his own farm. However, they are renting the house that they live in. He and Edith can read and write. 
Census1/12/1920 Omaha NE (Douglas County) 50 yrs old 
Recorded as family #15: Henry Koser (age 50, born in PA as were both parents), Heleia (wife, age 19, born in NE and parents born in Iowa), Oma (daughter, age 15), Ethel (daughter, age 10), Vera (daughter, age 6), Raymond (son, age 1). All of the children were born in NE, and their father in PA and mother in NE. The children have been attending school. Henry can read but not write and his wife can read and write. Henry states his occupation as laborer. 
Census4/11/1930 Omaha NE  61 yrs old 
Recorded as family #251: Delbert Knudson (head, age 30), Oma (wife, age 26), Delbert (son, age 6), Dwayne (son, age 5) and Darlene (daughter, age 4) and Henry L. Koser (father-in-law, age 60, born in IL, father in PA and mother in NJ). They are renting their home and estimate the value of their property at $15. 00. They do no own a radio. Oma and the children were born in Nebraska. Delbert Sr. was born in Iowa and his father was born in Norway and mother in the US. Oma says that her father was born in Illinois and her mother in Ohio. Oma and Delbert were married when she was 18 and he was 23. Delbert Sr. is working as a cook in a restaurant. Henry L. Kosher, father-in-law, is living with them. He is 60 years old and was born in Illinois (his father in PA and mother in NJ). 

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8 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
10 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
20 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
26 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
28 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
31 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
31 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
32 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
33 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
34 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
35 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
37 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
37 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
37 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
43 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
44 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
45 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
54 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
54 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
55 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
57 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
58 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
59 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
AgeDateEvent
13 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
16 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
39 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
43 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
44 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
48 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
50 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
AgeDateEvent
5 1874 Arbor Day becomes an official state holiday. Groups all over the state observe the day by planting a tree.
6 1875 Thousands of buffalo still roamed Nebraska as late as 1875. One story about a local event says " seven buffaloes were in town, having a red-hot time. One of them effected an entrance into the dining-room of Rumsey's hotel, and broke several chairs in attempting to sit down at the table to make a square meal of antelope steak. Getting his back up at the toughness of the steak, he overturned a table and smashed the crockery ware."
16 1885 The legislature designates Nebraska as the "Tree Planters State" - which had wide appeal due to the barrenness of the treeless plains.
21 1890 Medicine shows travel allover Nebraska in the late 1800s offering cheap entertainment and bottled cure-alls. Traveling by wagon, the show would arrive in town, set up large tents, and begin a two-week run. Shows consisted of vaudeville-like skits, songs, and dance numbers. Between each part of the program, salesmen traveled the aisles, selling the bottled medicine.
37 1906 The first Nebraska automobile license plates are purchased following passage of a law that requires each vehicle to be registered with the Secretary of State. A total of 571 owners register their vehicles.
39 1908 A total of 4,200 automobiles have been registered with the Secretary of State.
49 1918 Cases of the "flu" appeared in Lincoln and Omaha as early as September, and rapidly spread across the state. The disease came on suddenly, with a fever and profuse perspiration. Soon the victim was overcome by weakness. Death often came within 24 hours. As the flu spread, doctors and nurses were in short supply. By October, the Nebraska State Board of Health issued an order closing public meetings, schools, churches, theaters, and all kinds of entertainment. Mail carriers continued on their rounds, but wore white face masks for protection. After three weeks, the schools were reopened. Teachers and pupils were required to wear masks. The epidemic was deadly. In Omaha alone there were 974 deaths between October 5 and December 31. Merchants sustained heavy losses from light Christmas trade. The "Spanish influenza" of 1918 brought sorrow and suffering to almost every Nebraska community.
AgeDateEvent
6 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
7 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
40 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
41 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
58 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
60 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
61 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
63 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
AgeDateEvent
40 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
45 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
48 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
50 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
51 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
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Henry Louis Koser
Henry Louis Koser
Wedding of Edith and Henry Koser
Wedding of Edith and Henry Koser
Oma, her father and daughter
Oma, her father and daughter
Old Family Home
Old Family Home


Marriages
Edith Gillette
Born on July 15, 1883 and died on December 9, 1918.
They were married 1/1/1901.

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Heleia Unknown
Born about 1901 and died about 1985.
They were married 1/1/1919.

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The Children of Henry Louis Koser

Ruth M. Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska on September 10, 1902 and died somewhere in Nebraska on July 13, 1903. This child lived to be about 10 months old.

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42 years old
Oma Beryl Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska on March 24, 1904 and died in Warner Robins, Georgia on April 13, 1984. She was 80 years old.

She moved to Warner Robins, GA around 1951 and lived there until her death in 1984. She also lived in the outskirts of Albany, GA in a town named Putney. As a child she lived in Iowa and later in Ne...
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7 years old
Vernon Doyle Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska about 1906 and died somewhere in Nebraska on December 9, 1918. He was about 12 years old.

Died shortly after his mother during the 1918 flu epidemic, now commonly referred to as the Spanish Flu Pandemic....
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92 years old
Ethel Corrine Koser
Born in Omaha, Nebraska on April 3, 1910 and died in Rockford, Illinois on March 15, 2005. She was 95 years old.

She was stricken with Polio as a young child. Her first marriage to Torrey R. Swanson ended when he died young.

She became a school teacher and taught for two years in Allen, NE. and seven y...
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37 years old
Lavera Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska on October 28, 1913 and died in Washington, Wisconsin on December 29, 2003. She was 90 years old.

Nicknamed "Vera", she married Jim McKearney and had two children: Jerry (born about 1930) and Billy (who was youngest). Both of her sons died before 2003.

She was stricken with Alzhei...
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J. Wendall Lewis Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska on October 5, 1916 and died in Allen, Nebraska on November 20, 1917. This child lived to be about 13 months old.

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Edith Fern Koser
Born somewhere in Nebraska on December 9, 1918 and died somewhere in Nebraska on October 1, 1919. This child lived to be about 9 months old.

Born the same day her mother died and in poor health. She was given to a relative while her father made arrangements and settled the family. ...
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