I have been researching my Gasseur family (how my Great Great Grandfather Charles spelled his last name even though his father Joseph didn’t) for quite some time and I believe I have traced Joseph back to Watson, Lewis, New York then Croghan and New Bremen Lewis, New York. If my research is correct I found my 5th Great Grandmother living in Watson in 1840 with her 4 children but it seems by this time her husband had died and I cannot find any family immigration information for ANY of my family either. Any information regarding this Gasseur Family would be much appreciated. I have more information regarding Joseph’s siblings and other children besides Charles that I would be more than willing to share.
A. Barbara Gafser/Gasser
born 1783 in Prussia died in Lewis County after 1870 (I have not found any burial/death information) Apparently had four children:
1. Mary Gasser born 1812 Prussia (Deaf & Dumb) died in Lewis County between 1860 & 1870.
2. John Gasser born 1814 Prussia (Deaf & Dumb) died in new Bremen Lewis County after 1892 (I have not found any burial/death information)
3. Female Gasser born about 1822 Prussia (on the 1840 census with Barbara)
4. Peter Gasser Born 1825 in Prussia died in new Bremen Lewis County after 1892 (I have not found any burial/death information) Peter married Katherine (Catherine) Schwendy (born in France 1825) either in NY or in France no marriage information has been located. They had 10 children:
I. Joseph Gasser born July 5 1848 (he stated he was born in France but as a child his parents listed him as born in NY) died 1921 Jones, Oklahoma
II. Barbara Gasser born 1849 Lewis County, New York
III. Catherine Gasser born 1850 New Bremen, Lewis County, New York died as a child before 1860
IV. Ann Gasser born 1853 New Bremen, Lewis County, New York
V. Sarah Gasser born 1854 New Bremen, Lewis County, New York
VI. Priscilla Gasser born 1857 New Bremen, Lewis County, New York
VII. Louisa “Lisa” Gasser born 1859 Croghan, Lewis County New York
VIII. Samuel Gasser born 1861 Croghan, Lewis County New York
IX. John Ralph Gasser Sr born 1865 Croghan, Lewis County New York
X. Timothy B Gasser born 1875 Croghan, Lewis County New York died 1929 Lowville, Lewis, New York
I. Joseph Gasser married Ester Marlett abt 1872-74 in New York and they had four children
XI. Charles H Gasseur born Nov 11 1874 New York
XII. Lorena “Laura” E Gasseur born Sept. 17, 1878 in Browns Grove, Pawnee, Kansas
XIII. Joseph Dodo Gasseur born 7 Sep 1880 in Browns Grove, Pawnee, Kansas died 1970 Oklahoma
XIV. Viola Gasseur born Oct 1883 in Michigan died 1929 Oklahoma
XI. Charles H Gasseur (my Great Great Grandfather) married Lucinda Burr in 1894 in Sedgwick County, Kansas. They had 2 children Eva and Velma by 1900 they had divorced and he went back home to live with his parents in Sargent, North Dakota and then quickly joined the Army and traveled around the world. I lost track of him in 1926 in Sacramento California - death unknown.