Monday, March 12, 2012

Christian Mauser 1779-1866


Christian Mauser 
son of Nicholas & Catharina (Henninger) Mauser
Born: March 8, 1779 
Died: May 7 1866
Married 
Catherine Sechler
 daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth (Stump) Sechler
Born: Apr 21 1776
 Died: Dec 20 1862

Children: (9)
Joseph 1808-1871 m. Lydia Fry
Elizabeth (Betsy) 1811-1892 m. John Krumm
Michael 1816-1854 m. Catherine Wertman
Jacob 1819 -  m. Catherine Krumm
William 1821 m. Maria Fry
Catherine abt 1826
Frances (Fanny) abt 1828

Mary 1833-  m. Edmund White


Time Line:

1799 - Christian Born
Christian Mauser was born March 8, 1779, and died May 27, 1866. He married Catherine Sechler, who was born April 21, 1786, and died Dec. 20, 1862. They lived on the old homestead, where Mr. Mauser followed farming. Their children were: Joseph, who married Lydia Fry; Betsey, wife of John Krumm; Barbara, wife of Michael Wertman; John, who married Lydia Wertman; Michael, who married Catherine Wertman; Jacob, who married Catherine Krumm; William, who married Maria Fry; Maria, who married Michael Wertman; Fanny, who married Thomas Cole; Molly, wife of Edmund White; and Catherine, wife of Thomas Cole. - Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties

1806 - 
Married Catherine Sechler

1813 - abt
Moved to Cooper Twp.
Christian Mauser, son of Nicholas Mauser, was fourteen years old when he was brought to Cooper township, and lived in the little log cabin his father built on the land he purchased. As evidence of the substantial manner in which work was done in those early days, as compared with to-day, that log cabin, built in 1785, is still standing and is in an excellent state of preservation. Christian Mauser lived to be eighty-eight years old, and died contented with what he had accomplished during his long and eminently useful life - Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties

1819 - Son Jacob is baptized
Church Of Christ, Montour County PA

1840
1840 United States Federal Census about Christian Morrison
Name: Christian Morrison
[Christian Mauser] 
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Montour, Columbia, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 5
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

1850 United States Federal Census about Christian Mouser
Name: Christian Mouser
[Christian Mauser] 
Age: 71
Birth Year: abt 1779
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 43
Household Members:
Name Age
Christian Mouser 71
Cath Mouser 65
Cath Mouser 24
Runica Mouser 22
Mary Mouser 17
Jacob Mouser 30

1860 United States Federal Census about Christian Mauser
Name: Christian Mauser
Age in 1860: 82
Birth Year: abt 1778
Home in 1860: Cooper, Montour, Pennsylvania
Gender: Female
Post Office: Danville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Christian Mauser 82
Catharine Mauser 75

1862 - Catherine Died


1866 - Christian died
May 7
Burial:
U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current about Christian Mauser
Name: Christian Mauser
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1779
Death Date: 27 May 1866
Cemetery: Ridgeville Reformed Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, United States of America



Research:


Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties

DAVID MAUSER (deceased) was born in Montour township, Columbia Co., Pa., a son of Joseph, grandson of Christian and great-grandson of Nicholas Mauser, a German pioneer of what is now Montour county. Mr. Mauser was a blacksmith by trade, but devoted himself to farming late in life.
Nicholas Mauser, was a native of Germany and emigrated to this country in 1779, settling in Montour (then Northumberland) county, cleared land and built himself a home. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He lies at rest in the Ridgeville churchyard, in Cooper township. He left one son, Christian, and two daughters, Mrs. Deaffenbaucher and Mrs. Kocher.
Christian Mauser was born March 8, 1779, and died May 27, 1866. He married Catherine Sechler, who was born April 21, 1786, and died Dec. 20, 1862. They lived on the old homestead, where Mr. Mauser followed farming. Their children were: Joseph, who married Lydia Fry; Betsey, wife of John Krumm; Barbara, wife of Michael Wertman; John, who married Lydia Wertman; Michael, who married Catherine Wertman; Jacob, who married Catherine Krumm; William, who married Maria Fry; Maria, who married Michael Wertman; Fanny, who married Thomas Cole; Molly, wife of Edmund White; and Catherine, wife of Thomas Cole.
Jacob Mauser followed farming on the old homestead, where he was born, and died there. He and his wife had three children: Mary E., widow of Isaiah Hagenbuch, resides in Grovania; Lydia died in infancy; Aaron C., born July 21, 1849, married Ellen Kiefer, and resides on the old Mauser homestead.
Joseph Mauser, father of David, was born in Cooper township and followed farming as an occupation. He bought the old Fry farm and lived upon it until his death. He was buried in the Lazarus churchyard. To his marriage with Lydia, daughter of Jacob Fry, were born the following children: Noah, who died at Mifflinburg, Pa.; David; William, living in Lewisburg; Annie, wife of Henry Lazarus; Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Fry; and Ellen, wife of Levi Weaver, living in Bloomsburg.
David Mauser learned the trade of blacksmith and followed it for several years, but finally took charge of his father's homestead in Montour township, living there until his death, Dec. 10, 1902. He was interred in the cemetery of the Lazarus Church, of which he was a member. He was a Democrat and served several years as school director. He married Sarah J. Krumm, daughter of Gideon and Elizabeth (Crpmley) Krumm. They had no children of their own, but reared a daughter, Annie S. Krumm, daughter of John Krumm, taking her at the age of seven. She married George C. Thomas, and is living on the Mauser homestead. They have had seven children: David M., Harry K., Preston C., Boyd W., Helen S. (deceased), Mildred Edna,
and James L. (deceased). Mrs. Mauser still lives on the old home property, and is happy in the affection of her adopted daughter and her children.



Historical and biographical annals of Columbia and Montour counties - Mauser

Mauser. Nicholas Mauser resided in Bucks county, Pa., until the year 1785, when he settled in Cooper township, in what is now Montour county, Pa., buying a large tract of timberland, which was a portion of the property held by the William Penn heirs. He was a soldier in the Revolution, and on Jan. 4, 1777, was commissioned first lieutenant of Capt. Christian Buckley's company, of the 3d Battalion, Bucks county militia.
Christian Mauser, son of Nicholas Mauser, was fourteen years old when he was brought to Cooper township, and lived in the little log cabin his father built on the land he purchased. As evidence of the substantial manner in which work was done in those early days, as compared with to-day, that log cabin, built in 1785, is still standing and is in an excellent state of preservation. Christian Mauser lived to be eighty-eight years old, and died contented with what he had accomplished during his long and eminently useful life.



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