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Mathilda  Lahre 



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Mathilda Lahre
6/15/1829 - 9/22/1897
Mathilda Lahre was born on June 15, 1829 in West Buffalo, Union County, Pennsylvania and died on September 22, 1897 in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. She lived to be 68 years old.

Her parents were Henry Lahre (1807-1885) and Sarah Mengel (1808-1891) of Pennsylvania.

She and Jacob Koser were married on September 22, 1853 in Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois. They had the following children:

  1. Henry (1854-1929)
  2. Sarah (1857-1943)
  3. Jacob (1858-1917)
  4. John W. (1859-1937)
  5. Adelaide (1860-1944)
  6. James (1862-1863)
  7. Matilda (1864-1947)
  8. Archibald (1867-1954)
  9. Charles Cornelius (1869-1941)
  10. Phebe Ann (1872-1873)
Census6/21/1880 Loran IL (Stephenson County) 51 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.  

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1 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
10 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
15 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
24 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
27 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
30 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
36 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
40 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
48 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
50 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
60 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
66 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
68 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
5 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
32 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
33 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
53 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
56 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
1 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
6 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
8 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
11 1840 Oregon Trail is established
13 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
26 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
31 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
33 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
34 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
36 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
39 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
46 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
47 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
4 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Jacob Koser
Born on May 30, 1830 and died on December 28, 1911.
They were married 9/22/1853.

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41 years old
John William Koser
Born in Stephenson County, Illinois on December 18, 1859 and died in Tracy, Lyon County, Minnesota on January 30, 1937. He was 77 years old.

He and Nancy Jane Moothart were married on Feb. 3, 1881 in Stephenson County, Illinois. They had the following children:

  1. Mattie Lee (1884-1945)
  2. Rufus W. (R...
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