|About Jacob Koser|
Jacob Koser was born on May 30, 1830 in Buffalo, Union County, Pennsylvania and died on December 28, 1911 in Pearl City, Stephenson County, Illinois. He lived to be 81 years old.
5/30/1830 - 12/28/1911
He and Matida Lahre were married on September 22, 1853 in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. They had the following children:
- Henry (1854-1929)
- Sarah (1857-1943)
- Jacob (1858-1917)
- John W. (1859-1937)
- Adelaide (1860-1944)
- James (1862-1863)
- Matilda (1864-1947)
- Archibald (1867-1954)
- Charles Cornelius (1869-1941)
- Phebe Ann (1872-1873)
|Census||6/21/1880 ||Loran IL (Stephenson County) ||50 yrs old |
|The family of Jacob Kaser (age 50) is recorded as dwelling #195:
Matilda Kaser (wife, age 51),
John and Jacob (twin sons, age 21),
Addie (daughter, 18),
Matilda (daughter, 16),
Archibald (son, 14),
Charles (son, 11),
Henry (son, age 25, divorced),
Catherine (S-daughter, age 23, divorced), and
Sarah I. Gill (daughter, age 23, divorced).
Jacob and Matilda were born in PA as were their parents. All of their children were born in IL. Jacob cannot read or write. His wife, Matilda, can read but she cannot write. The three youngest children have been attending school and all of the older children can read and write.
|Census||4/20/1910 ||Cherry Grove IL (Carroll County) ||79 yrs old |
|The family of Jacob R Gill (age 52) is recorded as dwelling #67:
Sarah Gill (wife, age 51),
Viola Gill (daughter, age 24),
Harold Gill (son, age 16),
Otilla Gill (daughter, age 11), and
Jacob Koser (father-in-law, age 79). Jacob Koser is a widdower who was born in PA as were his parents. He is living on his own income.
Jacob Gill, who was born in PA as were his parents, is working his own farm.
Sarah has given birth to 6 children and all are still living. She was born in Ill and her parents were born in PA. The Gills have been married for 35 years. |
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Jacob, his family, and friends. For example, Jacob is 5 years old when Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
||The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
||The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
||The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
||Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
||Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
||Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
||Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
||Edison invents the electric light bulb.
||The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
||Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
||First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
||Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
||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.
||First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
||The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
||Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
||The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
||Electrons are discovered by Thomson
||Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
||The triode vacuum tube is invented
||July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
||NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
||NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
||NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
||Second Seminole Indian War begins.
||The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
||Oregon Trail is established
||Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
||Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
||Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
||May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
||Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
||American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
||An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
||Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
||The National League of Baseball is founded
||The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
||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.
||Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico
||The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
Born on June 15, 1829 and died on September 22, 1897.
They were married 9/22/1853.