“Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania” Vol. 3
Author: Jordan, John W., 1840 – 1941
Pg. 1751 SCHLOSSER
The SCHLOSSER family has been resident in this country for a number of generations, the first of whom we have record being GEORGE SCHLOSSER, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, August 20, 1785.He enlisted in the French army under Napoleon, served from 1806 to July, 1809, when at the battle of Wagram, one of his legs was taken off by a cannon ball.This was at four o'clock in the morning, and he lay unattended until ten o'clock at night, when assistance came.He was taken to a hospital where a second amputation was rendered necessary by the inflammation which had set in.At about the time of the enlistment of GEORGE SCHLOSSER, two of his brothers, JACOB and CHARLES, came to this country, and it is thought that SCHOSSER Point at Buffalo is named for one of them.Two uncles of GEORGE SCHLOSSER came to America between 1772 and 1775, one of them settling in Pennsylvania, the other on the Hudson or in New Jersey.Children of GEORGE SCHLOSSER: 1. CHARLES.2. HENRY, born at St. Julien,Bavaria, Germany, August 8, 1830; came to the United States in 1851; enlisted during the Civil War as a private in Company F, Fiftieth Wisconsin Regiment; died February 26, 1906.3. PETER, born at St. Julien, May 15, 1833; came to the United States in 1851 with his brother HENRY and sister CAROLINE, and joined their brothers, CHARLES and NICHOLAS, at Syracuse, New York; at the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861, PETER was one of the first to volunteer for service, answering President Lincoln's first call for 75,000 men, and enlisted in the Thirty-eighth Regiment Illinois Infantry, remained for three months, and at the expiration of this enlistment re-enlisted in same company for three years; he was promoted to the rank of third sergeant, later became first sergeant, and subsequently captain.4. LOUIE, born at St. Julien, emigrated to the United States, and also served in the Civil War.5. CAROLINE.
CHARLES SCHLOSSER, son of GEORGE SCHLOSSER, was born at St. Julien, Bavaria, April 19, 1825.Before he had attained his majority (pg. 1752) he came to the United States, and located at Durhamville, New York, in 1844, with his brother JACOB, where they worked at their trade for a period of three years.He then went to Europe to represent his father, who was a pensioner on the government.Upon his return to this country he again took up his trade of wagon building, making his home in Syracuse, New York, with which city he was identified until his death.In his native country he had served for a time in the German army.Here he affiliated with the Republican party, and was the incumbent of a number of public offices.He served three terms as a supervisor; was alderman, police commissioner, and water commissioner.After his death, a city park was named in his honor.At the time of his death he had been trustee of the Lutheran church almost half a century.
MR. SCHLOSSER married, about 1851, KATHERINE KREBS, born in Hinzweiler, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria, Germany, August 21, 1827, daughter of JACOB KREBS, who was born in Hinzweiler, Germany, and died in America.He was a hotel keeper and tailor in Germany, but followed only the latter vocation after his arrival here.He and his family attended the Lutheran church.He married, about 1810, MARGARET OTT, and had children: CHARLES and JACOB, who located in Holland, and died there, leaving large and important shipping interests; ELIZABETH, who married JACOB WARNER; CHARLOTTE, who married JOHN GEHM; and KATHERINE, who married MR. SCHLOSSER.JACOB KREBS, the father, served three years in the German army.CHARLES and KATHERINE (KREBS) SCHLOSSER had children: 1. GEORGE, born April 8, 1852; married, in 1874, LILLIE ZIMMER, and had children: LOUIS, married SUSIE ALLEN, and had one child, RUTH; FREDERICK; ALBERT, married ELIZABETH TLISQUE, and has a son, ALBERT A.; HAROLD; ELSIE; CHARLES, BERTHA, CLARA and GEORGE, deceased.2. JACOB.3. CHARLES, died in Syracuse, New York, at the age of five years.4. PETER, died in Syracuse, at the age of four years.5. LOUIS, born about 1860; married in 1878, MARY THOUSAND, and had child, CHARLES, who married, June 12, 1913, RHODA MAY FOLLETTE.6. CHARLES HENRY, born about 1862; married, in 1885, BERTHA KREBSTIEL, and has children: BERTHA MAY, who married WILLIAM C. HAAS, September 4, 1908, and has one child, DOROTH HESS, born June 11, 1910; MYRTLE CATHERINE, married WILLIAM LAMPHERE; HENRIETTA ELEANOR.7. JOHN PETER, born about 1864; married PHILIPINA ALMANG, and has children: KATHERINE, born in June, 1888, married, October 15, 1913, REGINAL EVENS; JOHN P.
JACOB SCHLOSSER, son of CHARLES and KATHERINE (KREBS) SCHLOSSER, was born in Syracuse, New York, May 7, 1853.His education was obtained in the German Lutheran and the public schools, and he remained under the parental roof until 1866, when he became a burnisher for a short time for the firm of Pope, Alexander & Company.In the fall of that year he entered the employ of CHARLES KREBS, of Skaneateles, New York, where he learned the barber's trade, and remained for two and one-quarter years.
When he was about eighteen years of age he went to Syracuse, then in succession to Albany, New York; New York City; Boston and Worcester, Mass.; Hartford, Conn.; and then Binghamton, New York, in which last mentioned place he remained three months.He then worked two summers in the Syracuse Manufacturing Company, and in 1873 and 1874 was in Canada introducing lamp globes and burners.He came to Erie, Pa., in 1875, worked in a barber shop all summer, and then, because of impaired health, was obliged to abandon this occupation for a time.He found employment with the Howe Sewing Machine Company, and on May 1, 1876, came to Waterford, Pa.He resumed his work as a barber, being in the employ of others for a time, then established a first class barber shop for himself, and later added a tobacco and cigar store, and has conducted this dual business successfully ever since.In 1887 he purchased a residence on East Third Street, and has remodeled this dwelling until he has one of the finest homes in the city.In 1891 he bought his present place of business on Main Street, and is the owner of a number of other town lots in excellent locations.In early life MR. SCHLOSSER joined the Lutheran church, and has affiliated with this whenever possible, but as there is no church of this denomination in Waterford, he attends service at the Presbyterian church.His wife is a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church.He gave his allegiance to the Republican party for many years, but is now an Independent.His fraternal interests are with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is past noble grand, and he was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen until the disbandment of that organization.
MR. SCHLOSSER was married at the residence of the Rev. Benzie, at Erie, Pa., Oct. 2, 1879, to EMMA JANE HOOD, born in Waterford, Pa., May 13, 1856, daughter of WILLIAM HOOD.MR. and MRS. SCHLOSSER are the parents of the following children: 1. WALTER HOOD, born in Waterford, Feb. 2, 1882; his early education was acquired at the public schools, and he then attended Waterford Academy, from which he was graduated; he taught school several years; he is an expert accountant, and at the present time (1915) is mercantile appraiser of Erie County, Pa.; politically he is an ardent Republican, and has served two terms as a member of the county committee; became a member of Waterford Lodge, No. 974, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has attained high rank and influence in that body.3. CHARLES WILLIAM, born Nov. 7, 1883; was graduated from the Waterford High School and then went to the west; for a period of three months he taught school at Flasher, North Dakota, then worked there in the general store of the Berrier Mercantile Company; he started the First State Bank of Flasher, capably filled the office of cashier for seven years, and is now bookkeeper for (pg. 1754) The Gillett & Briggs Flouring Mills; he is a member of the Lodge, Commandery and Shrine of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons, and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.3. KATHERINE DORCAS, born in Waterford, May 25, 1887; was graduated from the public schools, and attended the high school three years; she married, Oct. 11, 1905, GEORGE R. WALTERS,a carpenter; they have children: EMMA WILHELMINA, born April 11, 1907; CHARLES WILLIAM, born in 1909.4. EMMA ELIZABETH, born in Waterford, May 10, 1890; was a high school teacher; married WILLIAM HOVES, in business in Waterford, who holds high rank as a Mason.5. THEODORE BARTON, born in Waterford, Oct. 31, 1897, died Jan. 10, 1900.
THE HOOD LINE
The HOOD family is one of the oldest in this section of Pennsylvania, also one of the most honored, one of the chief characteristics of its members being longevity, especially on the maternal side.
WILLIAM HOOD, the earliest known member of the family, served in the Revolutionary War and he received from the government for his services a large tract of land.He located in Erie County, Pa., in 1800, and his name is found on the tax list of Waterford Township in 1813.
GEORGE HOOD, son of WILLIAM HOOD, came to Waterford Township with his father, and there resided until his death in 1874.He married HANNAH __, who bore him seven children.
WILLIAM HOOD, son of GEORGE and HANNAH HOOD, was born in Waterford Township, Pa., Oct. 25, 1828, died May 16, 1896.He owned and cultivated a farm of 50 acres near the Waterford P. & E. Railroad station, and was well known and respected.He was a Democrat in politics.He married DORCAS KING, born in Waterford Township, Oct. 27, 1834, living at the present time, in good health, daughter of ROBERT KING, one of the pioneers settlers on French Creek, and who served in the War of 1812, and his wife, ELIZA ANN (OWEN) KING, born in 1811, died Jan. 10, 1914, daughter of JAMES OWEN SR.MR. and MRS. KING were the parents of ten children: STEPHEN W., SALLIE ANN, DORCAS, ELIZA JANE, JAMES WILLIAM, NAOMI, DAVID C., ALZINA, MARY, AMANDA.MRS. KING married (second) ISAAC WARNER; no children.“GRANDMOTHER WARNER,” as she was known to all, was a renowned and popular woman, and in 1913, at the celebration of Commodore Perry's victory on Lake Erie, the 100th anniversary, MRS. WARNER was present, by invitation of the Erie Dispatch, extended by Mrs. Charles Strong, and was made the honored guest of the city, and was entertained at the residence of her grandson, Dr. D. Brown.MRS. WARNER attained the great age of 103 years, and was in possession of her faculties up to the time of her demise.Children of MR. and MRS. HOOD: EMMA JANE, who became the wife of JACOB SCHLOSSER; MARY, became the wife of CHARLES BURNS; HATTIE, became the wife of JOHN C. SMILEY; JOHN, married BERNICE SMILEY.