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Frank H. Miller Jr. [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born 4 in 1918. He died 5 in 1990. He married 6 Living in 1942. The marriage ended in divorce.

Living [Parents]

Other marriages:

They had the following children:

  M i Living
  M ii Living
  F iii Living


Living [Parents]

Other marriages:
Miller, Frank H. Jr.

Samson Goldberg 1 was born 2, 3 about 1833 in Rinnbach, Bavaria. He died 4 on 16 Sep 1886. The cause of death was Dysentery contracted during Civil War?. He married 5 Jeanette David on 12 Feb 1852 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ships Lists
Ship: Louise Marie
Date Arrived: 7 Nov 1850
Ship Originating: Bremen, Germany
Goldberg, Samson - age 47 - sex: M - literacy: U - Origin: Germany - Destination: USA Philadelphia 1800-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists [database online]. Provo Utah:, Inc, 2003. Original data: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1882. MIcropublication M425, rolls #1-71. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Name: Samson Goldbert
Arrival date: Nov 7, 1850
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia
Port of Departure: Bremen
Place of Origin: Germany
Occupation: Taylor
Ship Name: Ship Louise Marie
National Archives Serial Number: 425
Microfilm Roll No: 71
List Number: 185

In 1860 Census for Ward 16, Philadelphia, PA, p 424:
Simon Goldberg, 27, Provision Dealer, $200 Personal Estate, b. Hesse Darmstadt
Charlotte, 32, b. Hesse Darmstadt
Henrietta, 6, b. PA
Edward, 5, b. PA
Samuel, 3, b. PA

His Civil War Pension File lists him as born in Rinnbach, Bavaria. As far as I can tell, this place does not exist. However, "bach" means "stream" in German, so this town is probably something more like "Rhinebach" and near the Rhine River.

Civil War Service Records: Sampson Goldberg: Company A, 27th Pennsylvania Infantry, Sergeant. Enlisted on 5 May 1861 in Philadelphia, PA. Occupation was a butcher and was 27 years old. Received a disability discharge on 2 Aug 1861 from Roach's Springs (Alexandria), VA. Appears to have contracted dysentery and was treated in July 1861. Discharge was after being 'unfit for duty' for 24 days and disease is also called 'scraofulous'. Pension records state that his death in 1886 was as a result of injuries contracted during the war, but no disability other than dysentery found.

Civil War Pension Index: Samson Goldberg fought with Company A, 217th PA Infantry. His widow, Jeanette Goldberg, filed on Aug 9, 1890, Application #431843. State: Ohio

***********There is no 217th PA Infantry. Should read Samson Goldberg, 27th PA Infantry. Found in Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861 - 1865 , Harrisburg, 1868-1871.
Listed as Sampson Goldberg, Sergeant. Enlisted in Company A on May 31, 1861 for 3 years. The company was recruited in Philadelphia, PA. He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate in July, 1861. ****************

In 1870, Samson Goldberg is listed in 1st Wd, Oswego, Oswego, New York [pp 35-36], age 36, born in Bavaria. Working at a clothing store. Jennette (age 42), Henrietta (age 16), Edward (age 14), Samuel (age 12), and Caroline (age 9) also listed. Jeanette's place of birth is difficult to read but is possibly Hesse Darmstadt.

IN 1880, Samson Goldberg lived in Parma Township, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, at
46 years old. He was a farmer. He was born in Bavaria, as were his
parents. (US Census, page 304C)

27th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Organized at Philadeupbia January, 1861. Moved to Baltimore, Md., April 18. Attacked in streets of Baltimore April 19. Returned to Philadelphia and reorganized for three years. Mustered in May 31 to date from May 5, 1861. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 17-18. Attached to 1st Brigade, Miles' Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Blenker's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Stahel's Brigade, Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to May, 1864. SERVICE.-Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till April, 1862. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to August. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. At Sperryville and Centreville till August. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till December. Reconnoissance to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville November 28-30. March to Fredericksburg , Va., December 10-15. Duty at Falmouth and Brooks' Station till April, 1863. Operations at Welford's, Kelly's and Beverly Fords April 14-15. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rapidan, near Bristoe Station, till September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. March along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad to Lookout Valley, Tenn., October 25-25. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie October 28-29. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27; Orchard Knob November 23; Tunnel Hill November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 17. Duty in Lookout Valley till May, 1864. Atlanta Campaign May 1-25. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap, or Mill Creek, May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Left front May 25. Mustered out June 11, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 109th Pennsylvania. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 67 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 62 Enlisted men by disease. Total 134.

Jeanette David [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2, 3 about 1816/1828 in Prussia/Germany/Hesse Darmstadt. She died 4, 5 on 18 Aug 1899 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She was buried 6 in Willet, Cuyahoga, Ohio. She married 7 Samson Goldberg on 12 Feb 1852 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Id#: 0119433
Name: Goldberg, Mrs. Jeannette
Date: August 20, 1899
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #030.
Notes: Goldberg-Mrs. Jeannette Goldberg, August 18, at 2:30 p. m., in her 83d year, at her late residence, 244 Cedar ave. Funeral from the house, Monday at 2 p. m., standard. Friends are invited.

The Jewish Review
Aug. 25, 1899
Vol XIII, No. 23, p7 7
"Mrs. Jeanette Goldberg
A good, noble, and pious mother in Israel was called away during the past week, when Mrs. Jeanette Goldberg found life's career closed with that sleep which knows no awakening. It saddens us to know that her spirit has taken flight and wended its way to realms unknown. Even though the deceased had reached her eighty-third year, she had known very little illness until seven weeks ago when she was stricken with paralysis, which culminated in her death Friday morning, August 18, at 2:30 o'clock. Her demise leaves a void in the hearts of those who knew her best.
The departed one was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, her maiden name was Jeanette David; she came to this country nearly fifty years ago and settled in Philadelphia, where she married Mr. Samson Goldberg about forty-seven years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg removed to Oswego, N. Y., in 1862, where they remained until 1876, when they came to Cleveland and resided here the remainder of their lives. By their many excellent traits of character, they won the highest respect and esteem of all who knew them. Mr. Goldberg died thirteen years ago. Mrs. Goldberg was endowed with an unusually keen intellect; she was exceedingly fond of reading and notwithstanding her advanced years, she never lost her interest in books, and when she was no longer able to read herself it was her greatest delight to have some one read to her.
Although she was brought up in an orthodox family, she was very progressive, yet she never neglected any religious duty she thought incumbent upon her. She was a member of the Willson Avenue Temple, beng a regular attendant of the old Huron Street Synagogue, but owing to the infirmities of age had not been able to attend the Willson Avenue Temple. She was a loving and devoted wief and mother, and it was a great pleasure for her to do deeds of charity.
The funeral, which was attended by her large circle of friends and relatives, who had come to pay their last mark of respect to the departed one, took place Monday afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Kornhauser, 244 Cedar avenue, with whom she had resided for many years. The last sad rites were performed by Rabbi M. J. Gries. The interment was in Willet street cemetery; the pall-bearers being Messrs. David Jankau, Herman Koppel, Ben Salberg, Joseph Garson, David Schanfarber, and Carl August Beer.
Mrs. Goldberg is survived by four children, Mrs. Albert Kornhauser, Miss Lina Goldberg and Mr. Samuel Goldberg or this city, and Mr. Edward Goldberg, Indian Agent of the U.S. Government, who resides in Seneca, Mo. The grief-stricken ones have the sympathy of their many friends in the bereavement they have sustained."

could not write?? (made 'her mark' on several pension documents)

In 1880, Janello Goldberg was 55 and keeping house according to the
Parma Township, Cayahuga Co., OH census. She and her parents were born
in Prussia.

In 1890 and 1899, she lived at 244 Cedar Ave., Cleveland, OH New York 1820-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists [database online]. Provo Utah:, Inc, 2003. Original data: New York. Registers of Vessels Arriving at the Port of New York from Foreign Ports, 1789-1919. MIcropublication M237, rolls #1-95. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Name: Jeanette David
Arrival date: Oct 22, 1842
Age: 14
Gender: F
Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany
Place of Origin: United States of America
Ship: Howard
Family Identification: 30105494
Microfilm Serial Number: M237
Microfilm Roll No: 50
Other Davids on ship:
Hannah, age 33, departed Hamburg, place of origin USA
Hermann, age 21, departed Hamburg, place of origin Deutschland
Minna, age 21, departed Hamburg, place of origin USA
William K., age 43, departed Hamburg, place of origin USA
Probably a return trip home to pick up Hermann and escort him to the US. Philadelphia 1800-1850 Passenger and Immigration Lists [database online]. Provo Utah:, Inc, 2003. Original data: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1882. MIcropublication M425, rolls #1-71. National Archives, Washington, DC.
Name: Janett David
Arrival date: Aug 21, 1832
Age: 4
Gender: Female
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia
Port of Departure: Hamburg
Place of Origin: Hamburg
Destination: Philadelphia
Ship Name: Brig Mars
National Archives Serial Number: 425
Microfilm Roll No: 47
List Number: 157
Other Davids on ship:
Hannah David, age 24
W.K. David, age 34

They had the following children:

  F i Henrietta Goldberg
  M ii Edward Goldberg was born 1 about 1855 in Pennsylvania. He died .
  M iii Samuel Goldberg was born 1 about 1857 in Pennsylvania. He died .
  F iv Caroline Goldberg was born 1, 2 in Jun 1860 in Pennsylvania. She died .

Widowed before 1920, lived with brother-in-law, Adolf Marx, in
Pittsburgh in 1920 according to census reports from ED#:489 Sheet: 7 She
could read and write. Both of her parents were born in Germany.
In 1880, she also lived at home, in Parma Township, Cayahoga Co., Ohio,
according to the census.

Living [Parents]


They had the following children:

  F i Living
  M ii Living

William Alan Scott [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 on 24 Apr 1861 in New York/Pennsylvania. He died 13, 14 on 17 Dec 1936 in Greenwood, Steuben Co, New York. The cause of death was Heart disease. He was buried on 20 Dec 1936 in Greenwood Cem, New York. He married Maggie Daley Hauber.

Other marriages:
Plaisted, Rosette

farmer, Troupsburg
in 1870 census listed as age 10, at school and living with father,
Jonathan Scott
in 1892 state census: Troupsburg:
William A Scott, ae 31, farmer
Rose Scott, ae 25
Mabel Scott, ae 6
Eva Scott ae 4
all citizens, b. US

Obituary (from newspaper clipping ?? newspaper???): Scott Died while Driving Truck -- Skull not Fractured No Injuries on his Body
Greenwood, NY, Dec. 20 -- William Scott, 69, was stricken with an attack of heart disease Thursday and died in his truck. His skull was not fractured according to Dr. G. L. Whiting of Canisteo who investigated thte death and he sustained no bodily injuries, neither were there any marks from an alleged truck accident on his body, Coroner Whiting said. Exaggerated reports were published regarding his death.
He started driving truck to Jasper about 11 o'clock Thursday forenoon. At the Daniel Krusen farm near Lloyd Cornell's he was stricken with heart disease. The tracks of his truck wheels showed for some distance along the side of the road. Finally, it ran out of the raod and came to a stop in the ditch near a culvert. A passing car driver was first to find him and he hurried to Greenwood for Dr. L.T. Hardenberg. The aged man, however, had died about the time the car went from under his control.
There was a slight scratch on his face, Coroner Whiting said, but it was not caused by the accident. He had spent all his life in West Union and Greenwood. He was a farmer but some time ago moved into the village. He was married twice. The first Mrs. Scott was Rose Plaisted. Following her death he married Mrs. Margaret Hauber of Greenwood. SHe survives; also 4 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Hill of Washington, DC; Miss Eva Scott of Hackensack, NJ; Miss Mabel Scott of Englewood, NJ and Miss Reba Scott of Lynnbrook, NY; 1 grandaughter, Patricia Hill of Washington, DC; 2 stepdaughters; 1 sister, Mrs. Eleanor Miller of Endicott.
The funeral was held Sunday. Rev. Shirley L. Travis, pastor of the United Methodist church officiated. Prayer was held at the house at 12:30. Services was held from the Methodist church at 1 o'clock. Burial was made in the Greenwood cemetery.
He was born April 24, 1851 at Oill City, Pa., At an early age he moved with his parents to Cortland County, NY and later when a young man came to the place then known as Mallory's Corners, now Highup, with his parents.
He was first married to Miss Rose Plaisted. They had 5 children: Miss Mabel Scott of Englewood, NJ; Miss Eva Scott, Hackensack, NJ; Miss Gertrude Scott, deceased; Miss Reba Scott, Lynnbrook, LI, Mrs. Mildred Hill, Washington DC. There is one grandchild, Miss Patricia Hill.
Some who attended the funeral from out of town were: Children of Mr. Scott previously listed; Mr. and Mrs. F.G. Miller of Candor; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Miller, Candor; Mr. Forrest Scott, Hornell; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Benson, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bertch, Hornell; Gordon Scott of Troupsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Claire Cobb Genesee, PA, Mrs. Edward Dailey, Genesee, PA, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Rynolds, Almond; Mr. and Mrs. Lon Loomis, Athens, PA; Mr. and Mrs. John Hauber and family of Savona; Mr. and Mrs. John Scott, Troupsburg; Mr. John Harden and Miss Belle Harden of Rexville.

Maggie Daley Hauber 1 died . She married William Alan Scott.

Jonathan Scott [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born 7, 8, 9, 10 on 20 Mar 1832 in Sempronius, Cayuga Co, New York. He died 11, 12 on 25 Sep 1908 in Troupsburg, Steuben Co., New York. He was buried in MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, Troupsburg, New York. He married 13, 14, 15 Martha Minerva McCray on 13 Mar 1860 in Oil Creek, Pennsylvania.

listed in the 1860 census with wife Martha and brother Nelson with the Duncan family in Oil Creek, Crawford Co, Pennsylvania. Next door to Martha's family (the McCrays)

Roberts, Millard Fillmore. Historical gazetteer of Steuben County, New York. Syracuse: M.F. Roberts, 1891.
Scott, Dorr, r 34, farmer
Scott, Jonathan, r 43, poor-master, and farmer 52.

listed in 1892 state census:
Jonathan Scott, ae 60, farmer
Martha Scott. ae 58
Minnie Scott, ae 22
Ella Scott ae 21
all b. US, citizens

enlisted as Pvt. in Co. H, 16th NY Heavy Artillery Dec. 30, 1863 and served until 21 Aug. 1865 in active service
lived in Cortland Co, New York until 1868; Cayuga Co, New York from 1868 till 1872; in Steuben Co, New York until death

listed in the 1870 census in Sempronius, NY, age 38, as a farmer with wife Martha, 36, keeping house; children, William Alan, 10, at school; Clement C., 4; Permilia A., 2; Ransom, 24, farm laborer and Johnathan's brother.
served as poor-master for some years in Troupsburg, New York

SCOTT, David , Born 1839 , Died Apr 10 1912 Co h 164 NY Vol
SCOTT, Dorr C , Born 1866 , Died 1933
SCOTT, Flora V , Born 1903 , Died 1987
SCOTT, John W , Born 1896 , Died 1978
SCOTT, Jonathan , Spouse of Martha M , Born Mar 20 1832 , Died 1908
SCOTT, Martha M , Spouse of Jonathan , Born Apr 16 1834 , Died Aug 25 1906
SCOTT, Nenah B , Born 1870 , Died 1951

Martha Minerva McCray [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 was born 8, 9, 10, 11 on 16 Apr 1834 in Oil Creek, Crawford Co, Pennsylvania. She died 12, 13, 14 on 20 Aug 1906 in Greenwood, New York. She was buried in MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, Troupsburg, New York. She married 15, 16, 17 Jonathan Scott on 13 Mar 1860 in Oil Creek, Pennsylvania.

listed in the 1850 census, age 16, in George McCray's house
listed in the 1870 census, age 36, with Johnathan Scott

They had the following children:

  M i William Alan Scott
  M ii Clement Dorr Chester Scott
  F iii Permelia A. Scott
  F iv Eleanor M. Scott

Adam Wass [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 2 Oct 1768 in Germany. He died 7 on 28 Sep 1838. He was buried 8 in Five Corners Cemetery, Jasper, Steuben County, New York. He married Anna.

Wass Notes, Nov 1966, Hugh T. Law, Salt Lake City, UT as sent to Doris Wass Doan [?]
Adam Wass and his wife Anna are named in the records of the Stillwater, Sussex Co, NJ church in June 1794 at the christening of their daughter Betsey or Elizabeth Waas who married 29 Jan 1813 Charles Hamell.
John Wass and his wife Anna Magdalena (or Maria) Swartwaller or Swartzweller had their first known child chr. 12 Jan 1789 in the same church.
In one entry John was written as Joh and crossed out and Adam Wass and Anna were recorded (chr. of Phebe their dau. born 13 June 1806). This is another indication that John and Adam were brothers as well as their descendant's tradition that they both came from Germany or were born of German parents.
New Jersey Archives Vol. 38 p. 207 Adam Vass was witness at will of George Keen Sr. of Hardwick Twp, Sussex Co., NJ on 31 Jan 1795. (Liber 36, p. 364 in original records)
Vol 38 p. 8 John Vass and John Keen of Sussec Co, NJ were fellowbondsmen 16 Aug 1799 of will of Catherine Adams.
Vol 42, p 242 John Wass signed guardianship record 10 Aug 1814 and Conrad Kean and Isaac Read were witnesses.
Thus we see Adam Wass and John Wass living in the same area and having children christened in the same church and both associating with the Keen family.
On page 6 of the Stillwater Church records is mention of Adam Waas and wife Magareth having a dau. Catharina chr. on Mar 18, 1782. Our Adam was born 24 Sept. 1768, according to his tombstone which gives his death as 28 Sept. 1838, aged 70 years and four days. He would have been only 14 in 1782, and the wife of the Adam who had a child in 1782 was Margareth, not Anna. Furthermore, Adam's wife was shown in the 1850 census as being 80 years old and born in Vermont. At her daeth she was listed as 85 years, 2 months, and 4 days. She died 5 June 1856 at Jasper NY. This would place her birth on 1 Apr 1771.
It appears very likely that our Adam Wass and John Wass (Vass) were sons of Adam Waass and Margareth.
Germans tell me that the German name is Waas, which appears a number of times in the Stillwater records. The spelling Waass would have the same pronunciation.
The surname Waas is seen 12 times in the Frankfurt/Main city directory Hessen-Nassau, Germany and scarcely at all in other current (more of less) German City directories. In 1899 there were 14 Waas families in the directory of Munich, Germany.
Consultation [illigible] out 100 volumes of German genealogical books called Deutsches Geschlechter Buch (German Family Book)
Call no. in Genealogical Society, SLC, Utah is 943 D2dg.
The indexes of these books rarely had mention of the surname Waas. However, upon consulting numerous volumes it appears very likely to me that our Waas ancestors came from or near Bingenheim, a small town between Nidda and Friedburg, in Hessen-Nassau, about 30 miles north of Frankfurt/Main.
Following are translations fo the entries pertaining to Waas persons, which are given in write-ups of two other families from the Bingenheim area:
Vol 94, p 343 Conrad Waas md. in 1631 at Nidda in Ober-hessen (the small town mentioned above, about 8 miles fron Bingenheim.) He was a son of Heinz Waas, "Schoffe in Sonthof" at Nidda. (Schoffe means a kind of magistrate assisting a judge; in some cases a juryman. Hof is in some cases a sort of local court.).
Vol 94, p 180 Anna Margarethe Waas born Bingenheim 5 May 1700, daughter of Niclas Waas, who was born at Bingenheim on 8 Dec 1670; He dided there 5 June 1736, Gerichtsschosse und Landschreiber (Court Judge and and Land recorder) at Bingenheim.
Vol 94, p 176 Johannes Waas born at bingenheim 20 Jun 1845 and died there in 1912. He was a Landwirt or farmer.
Vol 94, p 170 Anna Katharina Waas born at Bingenheim 28 Mar 1821 and died there 29 July 1896 dau. of Heinrich Waas, farmer at Bingenheim.
Vol 94, pp 159-163 (Kern Family Section) Anna Margarethe Waas born at Bingenheim 16 Apr 1648 and died there 19 Aug 1698, dau. of Hans Waas.
Anna Elisabeth Waas born at Bingenheim 30 Nov 1663 and died there 8 Nov 1727.
Anna Katharina Waas was mother of Johann George Kern born at Bingenheim in 1804.
Vol 27 (Wentzel Family notes) p. 264 Johann Adam Waas md. 18 May 1802 Elizabetha Margaretha Wentzel, who was born at Bingenheim in Oberhessen in 1764.
(It is very likely that this Johann Adam Waas was born about 1760 and that he could have been a first cousin of our Adam Wass and of his father and John Wass or Vass of Sussex and Warren Cos, New Jersey, whom I believe to probably be the son of Adam Waas Sr.)
p. 272 (also mentioned in Vol 94, p 175) Johann Hartmann Wensel was born at Bingenheim in 1759 and married 2 June 1785 Katharina Appollina Waas who was born at Bingenheim 5 Dec 1764 and died there 20-6-1828.
The grandson of Johann Hartmann Wenzel and Katharina Appollina Waas, Wilhelm Muller was born 17 Mar 1873 and on 3 Nov 1901 married Emilie Waas who was born at Bingenheim dau. of Muller Waas.
Vol 98 p 450 Katharine Waas was at Dorheim bei Friedburg (Dorheim by of near Friedberg) in 1846. Dorheim is about 4 kilometers (3 miles approximately) from Friedburg and about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Bingenheim.

in Elmira, Tioga Co, NY in 1820 (page 311 census)
in Jasper, STeuben Co, NY in 1830 (page 478 census)

Wass Reunion 8/26/1898
Descendents of William Wass
Transcribed from a newspaper clipping (newspaper name not given)
The Wass family held their first family reunion last Fri. at teh home of Burdett Falkner, on the farm of the late George Wass in Chatham Twp. About 50 relatives of the family were present, two from dakota. It ws a very pleasant gathering and the day one of enjoyment to the company. The reunion next year will be held with Mrs. Mary Falkner, near Little Marsh. Below we give a sketch of the Wass family.
The great grandfather of Adam Wass was a Hollander that came to this country in the Mayflower. Adam Wass was the father of William Wass, late of Chatham Twp. whose descendants made of the reunion last Friday. Adam Wass was born near Boston, Mass. He was a soldier of the Rev. was and served under George Washington, Gen. Putman, and Col. Ethan Allen. He was at the Fort of Ticonderoga when Gen. Cornwallas surrendered the Fort and marched out prisoners of war. He was also at the battles of Lexington and Bunker-Hill when they filled hosheads and barrels with stones and rolled them down the hill on the British army, and fought with pitch forks, clubs, and all kinds of weapons they could get ahold of, having no such facilities for warfare as we have now a days. [This section seems a little inflated to say the least. It is unlikely that Adam Wass witnessed all of these events, although it is theoretically possible. As to the Mayflower claim, no one with the surname Wass came over on the 1st trip of the Mayflower, but it could be a different great grandfather.]
Adam Wass in 1790, together with some of his relatives emigrated to the state of New Jersey, now Warren County, and located near the present town of Blairstown, in what is now Hardwick Twp. near the White pond, on land now owned by the heirs of the late Isaac Wass, a spot very familiar to the editor of this paper. Hear [sic] they made a settlement, cleared up lands, built houses and barns and made pleasant homes, and many of the two last generations remain in that neighborhood yet, and the old homestead still remains in the family. On the farm is some very fine and fertile lands while other parts of it are limestone cobbles and rocks, and there are acres of it upon which a sheep could not subside [sic] if its nose was pointed with steel.
Adam Wass was the father of nine children. About the year 1813 he left his home in New Jersey and emigrated to New York State, in Chemung County town of Big Flats. William Wass, hi son, late of Chatham Twp. and well known and remembered by everyone in this section was born on the old Wass home stead in New Jersey in 1795/ He was a soldier in the war of 1812. He came from New Jersey to Big Flats in 1815, where his father had moved about two years before. He was married to Polly Humphrey at the Big Flats in 1819 and came to this country soon after. He was the father of ten children. Six sons and four daughters. George, Eleanor, John, Sally Ann, Harriett, Mary, William Jr. Alexander, David, and Robert.
William Wass settled in Chatham Twp. history tells us in 1818. When he moved into the twp. it is said that he made the 13th family. He cleared two large farms and also engaged in the lumber business, and for 40 years during the rafting season with a pilot on the Susquehanna river. at the end of each season he walked home from Columbia, this State, a distance of 200 miles, making the trip in four dats. He died on his farm in Chatham Twp May 19th 1889 where he had lived for more than 70 yrs. and his remains and those of his wife lay in the Riverside Cemetery, at this place Knoxville Penna. and are marked with one of the many large monuments that are in the grounds, the same being erected by his son David of this Boro.
We might add to this sketch and those remaining of the damily now residents of New Jersey, spell the name 'Vass' instead of Wass. Some sixteen yrs ago when the writer was in the employ of the Blainnstown press office it was givern him to put in type a record of the Wass family, and it was at that time we learned something of the family history. We printed the record on a sheet of paper suitable for pasting in the family Bible and made a number of coppies [sic] of it. One of which I still have in my possession, somewhere. In the early part of that record the name was written Wass and later on I do not remember the exact date the name was spelled Vass. The reason for the change we are unable to wxplain but suppose some of the younger generation thought it an improvement and thus the change was made. The Wass family in New Jersey are a plain every day people, great workers and accumulaters of real estate, and it was harder to buy a foot of land of them than it would be to climb a great greased pole. In fact some of them were at one time, were what is called land poor. Too much land for profit. We notice the Wass family in Tioga County are somewhat different from their relatives in New Jersey as they will buy and sell anything, and get gain when a good price can be realized for the same.

"The following article was taken from an old note book that Merle Beach let me take. It came from Gertrude Wass Beach (Merle's mother) my grandfather's sister. The note book being the Sec. and Tres. Book.

Life and sketch of the Wass family, their nationality and originality as written by John Wass. This record is Kept and handed down by tradition. Nearly three hundred years ago the Pilgrims colonies were established, one from Holland, and one from England. The Hollanders, embarked on the Speedwill at Delft Shanna. One of their number was the great grand father of Adam Wass, father of William Wass of Southhampton. They went on board the Mayflower on board which were other Collinest who had come from different parts of England. Some of them were from London hired by the Plymoth Co. On the 16th of Sept. 1620 the sails were spread and the Mayflower glided out on the waters of the broad Atlantic. On the 21st of Nov. the Mayflower cast anchor in the calm waters of cape Cod. A short time afterward Captain Standish men who composed the army of the Pilgrims, landed and marched into the forests where they should be free to live and worship as they thought right without fear of King or Bishop. A new State had been formed in which liberty should have a home. The seed of a great nation ha been planted. AA nation in which the course should be equal to the highest a nation that all Europe must raise their hat to. A nation where he alone was King who done Kingly deeds.
We now will turn our attention to Adam Wass. The father of William Wass, Adam Wass was home in the state of Massachusetts near Boston. His forefathers were nations of Holland who came over on teh Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock. He was a soldier of the Rev. Wat. He served under George Washington, General Putman, and Colonel Ethen Allen. He was at the Fort Ticinderoga when General Cornwallace surrendered the Fort and marched out prisoners of war. He was also at the battle of Lexington and Bunker Hill where they filled Hog'sheads and barels with stores and rolled them down the hill on the Brittish army. They fought with pitch forks and with any implement they could get their hands on. They had not such facilities of war as we have today.
In 1790 He together with some of his relatives emigrated to the State of New Jersey, Sussex County. Near where the present town of Blares. They purchased land and made a settlement, cleared their land, build houses and farms and maade pleasant homes, houses and barns. A large number of the last two generations still live there."

Five Corners Cem, Jasper, NY
WASS Adam , Spouse of Anna , Died Sept 28 18??
WASS Anna , Spouse of Adam , Born 1771 , Died June 5 1856 , Age 85y2m4d
WASS David , Spouse of Eliza , Born Apr 10 1816 , Died Apr 6 1896
WASS Eliza , Spouse of David , Born Jun 19 1816 , Died Jun 30 1896 Gone Home, nee Heckman

Anna 1, 2 was born 3, 4, 5, 6 on 1 Apr 1771 in Vermont. She died 7, 8 on 5 Jun 1856. She was buried 9, 10 in Five Corners Cemetery, Jasper, New York. She married Adam Wass.

They had the following children:

  F i Sarah Wass
  F ii Elizabeth Wass
  F iii Anna Wass
  M iv William Wass 1 was born in 1801. He died .

served as soldier in War of 1812
  F v Elcy Wass
  M vi David Wass
  F vii Phebe Wass was born 1 on 13 Jun 1806 in Stillwater, Sussex County, New Jersey. She died .

Jonas W. Aber [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 1 Mar 1816 in Big Flats, Elmira, New York. He died 7, 8 on 27 Mar 1895. He was buried in Dublin Cem., Towlesville, New York. He married 9, 10 Jane Stewart on 6 Nov 1842 in Steuben Co, New York.

Jonas W. Aber, the oldest child of Nathaniel and Anna (Wass) Aber, was
born 1 March 1816 at Big Flats, NY. He married on 6 November 1842, Jane
Stewart, born 27 March 1818 in Steuben Co. They lived at Towlesville,
Howard, where Jonas farmed. He became widely known for his quick wit and
ready repartee. A remembered and much quoted quip was his reply to a
question on one occasion. As he drove down the roadhe was asked,"Where
are you going, Mr. Aber?" Possibly thinking it none of the man's
business, he answered, "I'm going after a load of bag strings."
As an adult , Jonas took a trip to Michigan to visit relatives. His
stories about the size of trees there caused many a chuckle. Normally he
carried a roll of bank note s in his pocket, frequently peeling some
off 'for Jane'. He was convivial as is revealed in a notation in the
diary of his brother-inlaw, Thomas Jefferson Richardson (1821-1892, who
married Amanda Aber, daughter of Nathaniel): 'Jonas Aber and wife have
come to see us. They have never been to see us before...Jonas drank so
much cider he is drunk.'
....It was said that a mourning Jonas Aber never was quite the same
after the death of his son, Franklin, who had been his companion and
cooworker on the farm. A substantial family monument was placed on his
grave at Dublin Cemetery near Towlesville. Jonas died eight years later
on 27 March 1895, while visiting his son-in-law and daughter, Frank
Brewster and Sarah S. Brewster. Jane Stewart died in 1905. She and Jonas
are buried near their son, Franklin, Dublin Cemetery.
From the Aber Bulletin, Vol III, No 1, Spring 1975

Jane Stewart 1, 2, 3 was born 4 on 27 Mar 1818 in Steuben Co, New York. She died 5 in 1905. She was buried in Dubin Cem, New York. She married 6, 7 Jonas W. Aber on 6 Nov 1842 in Steuben Co, New York.

They had the following children:

  M i Ann S. Aber 1 was born 2 on 30 Sep 1843 in Towlesville, New York. He died 3 in Soon After Marriage.
  F ii Sarah S. Aber
  M iii James S. Aber
  M iv Mary E. Aber
  M v Franklin P. Aber 1 was born 2 on 10 Apr 1855 in Towlesville, New York. He died 3 on 16 Oct 1887 in Towlesville, New York. The cause of death was heat stroke. He was buried 4 in Dublin Cem, Steuben Co, New York.

William W. Aber [Parents] 1, 2, 3 was born 4, 5, 6 on 17 Feb 1819 in Big Flats, Elmira, New York. He died 7, 8 on 26 Aug 1884 in Canisteo, New York. The cause of death was stomach cancer. He was buried 9 in Hillside Cem, Canisteo, New York. He married Rachel Chambers.

William W. Aber was born 17 Feb. 1819 at Big Flats, Chemung Co., NY. He
moved with his parents in 1835 to Towlesville. Leaving there he went to
Nunda, Livingston Co., NY, to work as boss on the canal that came south
from Rochester. While there, he married Rachel Chambers, born 1823, in
St Lawrence Co, daughter of James Chambers (1795-1888) and Jane Higgins
Chambers (1799-1859), both born in Washington Co. A sister of Rachel,
Maria Chambers, married Ira Bronson and lived in Towlesville.
After the birth of their first child in 1842, the family returned to
Towlesville, where William was a shoemaker. They are listed in the 1850
census on 52 acres of land bought from Richard and Lydia Towle. On 20
Aug. 1850, they sold land in Towlesville to Ira A. and Maria Chambers
Bronson and moved to Cannisteo, where they bought lots on 29 Nov. 1856
and again on 3 June 1857, the latter from Benjamin and Lydia Stephens.
They sold this latter lot on 7 Aug. 1863 to George Riddell. In 1855,
William was of the firm of Forgus & Aber, shoemakres, with $259 in real
estate and $50 in tools and macinery. Their annual production was 1400
pair of boots and shoes valued at $3000. Motive power was by hand. Five
persons were employed at average monthly wages, exclusive of board, of
$23. The firm later became Holmes & Aber, located "over the lock-up."
In the summer of 1884, William Aber became ill with what was later
diagnosed as cancer cancer of the stomach. On 17 July 1884, he had
returned from treatment in Rochester in a very feeble condition,
according to the Canisteo Times. A newspaper notice on 21 July 1884
signed by him: 'All persons indebted to the late firm of Holmes & Aber
are urgently requested to pay the same without delay, as I need my share
of the money. I hope this call will elicit a generous response.' On 24
July 1884, E.W. Holmes published a notice: 'Having succeeded to the
business of Holmes & Aber, in the boot and shoe trade in Canisteo, I
respectfully solicit a continuance of the custom so generously bestowed
upon the old firm, as I shall endeavor by a strict attention to the
wants of my customers to merit their patronage. Shop at the old stand
over the lock-up.'
William Aber died at the age of 65 on 26 Aug. 1884, His obituary in the
Canisteo Times read: 'William Aber was born 17 Feb. 1819, at Big Flats,
NY and died 26 Aug. 1884, at Canisteo. The early life and experience of
the subject of this sketch are unknown to the writer. About 17 years
ago, he embraced the Christian religion and united with the M.E. Church,
of which he was a member at the time of his death. He had been for many
years a resident of this village, and had taken adeep interest in its
material and moral prosperity. By his death, the town loses one of its
substantial men, and the church one of its supporters.
'Mr. Aber's special interest had been special interest hads been in
moral reform, and he had shown that interest in his earnest and
consistent work for the temperance cause. For years he had stood
uncomprimisingly opposed to the sale of intoxicating drinks in the town.
When others would seem almost discouraged, he always had some word of
hope and good cheer for the work and the worker, greatly rejoicing in
his last days at the signs of a rising interest for the good work.
'His last sickness was long and painful, but he endured as seeing Him
who was invisible; calm and patient in his suffering, joyful in the hope
of a painless and endless life. He has gone to his rest and truly his
works do follow him.'
Rachel Chambers died April 14, 1900 at the home of her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Osborn in the village of Friendship,
Allegheny Co. NY. She was 77 years old. She and her husband are buried
in Canisteo.

Rachel Chambers [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1823 in St. Lawrence Co, New York. She died 3 on 14 Apr 1900 in Friendship, Allegeny Co, New York. She was buried 4 in Hillside Cem, Canisteo, New York. She married William W. Aber.

They had the following children:

  M i William Aber Jr 1 was born 2 in 1842 in Livingston Co, New York. He died 3 in New York City, New York.

joined the military during the Civil War and due to excellent
penmanship, was called to service in Washington DC Later he worked for
the civil govt there. He then worked for a business firm in NYC,
teaching music and writing in the evenings.
  M ii Francis Aber
  M iii Leander Aber
  F iv Isodene H. Aber
  M v Harriet Aber
  M vi Charles C. Aber
  F vii Ida M. Aber

John E. Aber [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 in 1820 in Elmira (Now Ioga) Chemung, New York. He died 5, 6 in 1850/1855 in Freemont, New York. He was buried 7 in Stephen's Mill Cem.. He married Mary Ann Stevens.


Mary Ann Stevens [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 about 1823 in New York. She died . She married John E. Aber.

Other marriages:

They had the following children:

  M i Eugene Aber 1 was born 2 about 1842. He died .

  M ii James Aber 1 was born 2 about 1845. He died .
  F iii Esther A. Aber 1 was born 2 about 1847. She died .
  M iv Edward Aber 1 was born 2 about 1848. He died .
  F v Mary Aber 1 was born 2 about 1850 in Towlesville, New York. She died .

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