In the process of tracing my maternal line, I am trying to find out who the parents of Mary Jane Slusser were.She was born abt 1827 in Virginia, married Henley Wallace in Montgomery Co. Virgina in 1848 before moving with him to Texas.
We have a pre-internet letter that suggests that her parents were a Polly Oderwalt(or Oatewalt/Odewalt) and John Slusser Jr, who was the son of a John Schlosser, brother to Christopher Schlosser.However, I'm not able to verify the information in the letter, in the process of trying I've gotten very confused - there are several name spellings (Schlosser, Slusser, Slusher..) plus, there is a John Heinrich, a John Fredrick and a Johannes Schlosser.
I have been poking around on ancestry.com - but - different people have attributed the same wives (Polly, Christina Wirth, Judith Howard) to different Johns - so in one person's tree Christina is married to John Fredrick, but in another person's tree she's married to Johannes, with the same set of children....
I am looking for a Schlosser, Slusser, or Slusher who was in Mongomery Co VA in 1848 (the time of Mary Jane's marriage), with a daughter (named Mary Jane) who was born about 1827 - probably in virginia.
If anyone here has advice or suggestions, I'd really appreciate the help! Thanks! JF