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From: Emmert Bittinger <>
Subject: Re: GOSPEL-VISTOR
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 17:07:49 -0400
REPLY FROM EMMERT
In answer to your inquiry about Mossers. Items I have recorded from the
Gospoel Visitor of 1864 and 1865. My record was not complete enough to be
sure which page contained the item about Eliza Musser, but probably one of
Gospel Visitor for 1866: p. 32, Peter Musser, Berlin and Jacob Musser. Page
64, Nicholas Musser, Bear Creek. p. 224, Jacob Beeghley.
Gospel Visitor for 1864: (Bear Creek deaths), p 63, Beeghley, Reitz, Weller,
Fresh, Musser. p. 64, Van Sickle, Snively. p. 192, Musser.
In Browns Miscellaneous Writings, 1896 (a book by Jacob Brown relating to
Garrett County History), page 32-33 is a tax list for Garrett County for the
year of 1804 containing 126 names of land owners. At this time, of course,
This was Allegheny County and was called Sandy Creek Hundred). This list
contains the name of Nicholas Musser. Hetrick name did not appear.
In J. E. Blough, History of the CoB in W. Penna (1916), page 82, the author
quotes from a German Language Letter the list of names of early Brethren
Settlers in Western Pennsylvania (including part of Garrett County which was
part of the Brethren Settlement). The date of the paper is not given, but is
reputed to be very early in time, perhaps at around 1800 or even before. This
list includes the name of Tobias Musser, but I have no idea how or if related
This list of 40 names is supposed to comprise the two congregations that were
formed in late 1700s, one on the Big Glades around Berlin Pa., and the other
one on The River meaning the Casselman Rilver which flows out of Garrett
County around Grantsville, and northward to near Meyersdale, then westward
into the Ohio or Monongahela.
My first eye surgery was successful, and I now lhave 20-20 vision in it. My
right eye will be done on the 7th. Had a g reat weekend, at Deep Creek Lake in
Garrett County, near Musser road and at Bittinger Road, but by the lake. My
granddaughter was married to a Hatleberg, and the Hattlebergs have a lovely
cottage on the lake where this took place. I was the minister.
Peace, Emmert Bittinger
Ann Lock wrote:
> Thank you, Fern, My copy just says Vol.XVI 1866, and Nicholas MOSSER's
> obit is on page 640 at top of second column. I think that Dianna MOSSER
> Hetrick, and Henry MOSSER, as well as Nicholas MOSSER and the FRESH
> children would have died late in 1865.
> Ann Lock
> On Thu, 25 May 2000 wrote:
> > I have just finished looking thru the Gospel Visitor for 1866 and into
> > 1867. I didn't find any Mosser obits... not even Nicholas..Can you tell
> > the date this appears... If he died Dec 30 1865, 1866 or?
> > I'll try again.
> > Ferne Baldwin
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