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John  Koser 

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Andreas Koser
1759 - 7/1/1822

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1769 - 1860
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John Koser
1/20/1797 - 10/17/1873
John Koser was born on January 20, 1797 somewhere in Pennsylvania and died on October 17, 1873 in Buffalo, Union Co., Pennsylvania. He lived to be 76 years old.

John Koser inherited 100 acres of land by the terms of the Last Will and Testament of his father, Andrew Koser, and this had been the Plantation farm. The story was told by a grandson, Cyrus Koser of Williamsport, Pa., that his grandfather was an avid hunter. One evening while returning home at dusk he was attacked by a mountain lion, which he termed a black panther, at the foot of the Buffalo Mountain. Being an expert marksman and equipped with a high powered rifle, he promptly put the beast to an end. John Koser continued his journey homeward with his prize. On another occasion he and several of his sons returned home with three large bear thus attesting to their skill as woodsmen and hunters.
From notes of Thomas Koser, Mechanicsburg, Pa. deceased
Burial at the Mazeppa Cemetery.

Children are:
  1. Andrew (1818, Married Rebecca Penticoff and Elizabeth Penticoff, died in Pearl City, Iowa),
  2. Moses (1819, never married),
  3. John Jr. (1820, married Mary C. Penticoff or Neese and later Susannah Hofferd),
  4. David (1822, never married),
  5. Solomon (1826, see below),
  6. Jacob (1830, married Matilda Lahre),
  7. Levi (1831, married Kate Ingle who died 5/10/1891),
  8. Samuel (1835, married Katherine Deemer/Burns),
  9. William (1836, married Eliza Beck), and
  10. Lucy Ann (1842, married John Hoffman).
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2 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
3 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
10 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
17 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
33 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
42 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
47 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
56 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
59 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
62 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
68 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
72 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
3 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
14 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
15 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
31 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
37 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
64 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
65 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
1 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
6 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
7 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
8 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
9 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
14 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
23 1820 The Act of April 24, 1820 abolished the land purchase credit system, fixed the price of public lands at $1.25 per acre, and set the minimum purchase at 80 acres. After a person purchased land, a final certificate was issued by the land office and sent to Washington DC to be verified and signed by the President -- a time consuming process. Public lands were most typically available through US treaties with Indians who agreed to be removed from their homelands.
33 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
38 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
40 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
43 1840 Oregon Trail is established
45 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
58 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
63 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
65 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
66 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
68 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
71 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
36 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Susanna Mook
Born about 1780 and died about 1880
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The Children of John Koser

84 years old
Solomon Koser
Born in Buffalo, Pennsylvania on August 28, 1826 and died in Allen, Nebraska on January 29, 1912. He was 85 years old.

Married Mary Pickle (8/27/1825-1/12/1889). Solomon Koser was born in Buffalo Twp., Union Co., PA. By 1850 he had traveled to Freeport, Stephenson Co., Illinois. Later he traveled to Whiting, Iowa...
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Jacob Koser
Born in Buffalo, Union County, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1830 and died in Pearl City, Stephenson County, Illinois on December 28, 1911. He was 81 years old.

He and Matida Lahre were married on September 22, 1853 in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. They had the following children:
  1. Henry (1854-1929)
  2. Sarah (1857-1943) ...
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