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From: "James Thomas Rosenbaum" <>
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Valentine Glasser
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 16:27:49 -0400
I have her as Gorelitz vs Gorlitz
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From: Beth Campbell Fladaker
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Sent: Thursday, October 05, 2006 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: Valentine Glasser
Sorry for misleading you. I do not have the marriage date for Valentine Glasser and Catherine/Margaret Gorlitz. I do have them as the biological parents of Francis A. Glasser. In my family tree program, it states relationship to parents as Natural, not Biological so that is why I used that word. Sorry.
I do not find Valentine in 1870 census.
1880 Census, Susquehanna Twp, Cambria Co, PA (June)
p. 18, ED 206, Line 39
GLASSER, Valentine, age 32, boarder, SINGLE, carpenter, b. Penn, parents b. Penn
[A boarder in the home of Isaac and Margaret Weakland]
I do not find Valentine in the 1900 census.
1910 Census, Clearfield Twp, Clearfield Co, PA (Apr)
ED 90, Sheet 1B, Line , Clearfield County Home
Valentine GLOSER, inmate, age 55, WIDOWED, b. Penn, parents b. Penn
I do not find him in 1920 or 1930 census.
There is no sign of his wife in these census. I find a Margaret Glasser, age 22, in the 1880 census, living with a cousin, Lewis E. and Catherine Reisinger, in Reading, Berks Co, PA. She is listed as single. If this were the mother of Francis A. Glasser, she would have had him at age 16...not impossible. She is not found in 1900 census.
As Francis A. was born in Wilkes-Barre, they may have been married there.
Date: 10/5/2006 12:01:55 PM
To: ; ; ;
Subject: Valentine Glasser
How do you know Valentine Glasser and Catherine/Margaret Gorlitz were not married? That is what the phrase "natural son" usually means, that the son is illigitimate. Or do you mean that Valentine is the "biological son" of Valentine and Catherine, but raised by Jacob?
Valentine is in a different census district every Census. I don't have a Census access, so could someone look him in the various census?
Perhaps he was not the most reliable husband and father and so the son stayed with his uncle. This would certainly explain the "brother Valentine" in Andrew W. Glasser's obit--adopted or foster brother.
Sent: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 2:48 AM
Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Andrew [not Ambrose] W. Glasser,son of Jacob Glasser Jr.[1905 - 1906]
Francis A. Glasser b. April 1874 who married Rosalia Karl was the natural son of Valentine Glasser and Catherine Gorlick.
Catherine's name has variations:
Cambria County Marriage Index Cambria County Marriage Registers
Vol. 21, # 170.
Francis A. Glasser, age 27, weightman, residence Hastings, son of Valentine and Catherine Glasser.
Rosalia M. Karl, age 20, laborer, residence, Hastings, daughter of Bernard and Elizabeth Karl.
Fr. Innocent, OSB, St Bernard's Church, Hastings, October 8, 1901.
St. Bernard's Church Records, Hastings, PA
Francis Glasser, of Hastings, son of Valentine Glasser and Margaret Galite,
Married October 8, 1901, at St. Bernard's Church in Hastings,
Rosalia Karl, of Hastings, daughter of Bernard Karl and Elizabeth Litzinger.
Witnesses: Francis Able and Sara Lynn by Fr. Innocent, OSB
GLASSER - Francis A., 83, Barnesboro, died at 6:50 pm (EST) Oct 20, 1956, at home, 1210 Philadelphia Avenue. Born in Wilkes-Barre, son of Valentine and Catherine (Gorlick) Glasser. Proceeded in death by two sons, Bernard and Francis. Survived by widow, Rose, and these children; Catherine, at home and Mrs. Rosemary Allbright, Barnesboro; also grandchild, Francis. Retired bookkeeper. Served as borough assessor for many years. Member of Knights of St. George, LOOM. Barnesboro Volunteer Fire Company, and State Fireman's Association. Friends received after 3 pm (EST) Monday in late residence, where a rosary will be recited at 8 pm (EST) Wednesday. Funeral service at 10 am (EST) Thursday in St. Edward's Catholic Church, Rev. Father Joseph Trexler. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, Spangler. Arrangements in charge of Bacha Funeral Home, Barnesboro.
However, he was raised by John 'Jacob' Glasser, Jr and Mary Ann Huber, who were his great aunt and uncle. His natural father, Valentine, was the son of Francis A. Glasser and Mary Ernst.
1880 Census, Susquehanna Twp, Cambria Co, PA (June)
p. 19, ED 206, Line 21
GLASSER, Jacob, age 52, farmer, b. Bayern [Germany], parents b. Bayern
Anna M., age 45, wife, keeping house, b. Bayern [Germany], parents b. Bayern
Martha, age 16, daughter, at home, b. Penn
Francis, age 7, ?? son, b. Penn, parents b. Penn [this is not the natural son of Jacob and Mary according to this census. Cannot read the word before "son". He is the natural son of Valentine Glasser.]
It is unfortunate that none of the information has anything about Jacob and Mary Ann having raised him except the census. I do not know when his natural parents died.
That is how I have it figured from my information.
Date: 10/3/2006 9:55:30 PM
Subject: [PACAMBRI] Andrew [not Ambrose] W. Glasser,son of Jacob Glasser Jr.[1905 - 1906]
> I know his father is Jacob Glasser Jr, son of Jacob who emigrated from > Leimen, but I don't know the wife. I get the men and their wives mixed up > a lot, and most of the Glassers had multiple wives, who all seemed to be > named Mary. Also, both of the men had second given names, and the usage > varies.
> The problem also is that the Andrew's obit lists hime as the brother > of Frank in Barnesboro [m to ?? Karl/Carl] but I seem to remember in > Frank's 50th anniversary [that I posted], Frank is listed with a different > father.
> I am forwarding this to a friend who might know the correct answer.
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> Sent: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 9:32 AM
> Subject: Re: [PACAMBRI] Ambrose W. Glasser, son of Jacob Glasser > Jr.[1905 - 1906]
> Who were the parents of A. W. Glasser?
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> Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 12:23 AM
> Subject: [PACAMBRI] Ambrose W. Glasser, son of Jacob Glasser Jr.[1905 - > 1906]
>> North Cambria News, Hastings, Friday, August 21, 1903
>> Mr. A. W. Glasser went to Pittsburgh Tuesday morning where he > remained >> several days. While there he had his artificial limbs remodeled > and >> left an order for a new pair.
>> Note: This really interested me, and I found out Mr. Glasser had worked > >> at a clothing store in Johnstown, was drunk one night, laid on the > >> railroad tracks, and had both legs cut off. [I have the articles > >> somewhere.] He must have done pretty well with the artificial legs, as he >> > ran a clothing store. I read in another article the legs were made of > >> tin.
>> September 1, 1905
>> A. W. Glasser closed his store in this place [Hastings] Saturday and > >> moved the stock to a new store being opened at Barnesboro.
>> September 15, 1905
>> A. W. Glasser has accepted a position as a motorman on the trolley > >> [North Cambria Street Railway.]
>> December 22, 1905
>>>From the Barnesboro Star.
>> WEDDING BELLS
>> It was a quiet wedding last Friday evening when at 9:30 p.m. A.W. > >> Glasser and Anna Mary Dugan were united in bonds of matrimony, at the > >> store of the groom, by Thomas Brown, Esquire. Both Mr. and Mrs. Glasser > >> are will known in the community, Mr. Glasser conducting a gent's > >> furnishings goods establishment. After January 1  they will go to > >> Pittsburgh and make purchases of furnishings and fixtures for the home > >> that have rented near Morris Drug Store. The Ladies Department will be > >> under the management of Mrs. Glasser.
>> January 5, 1906
>> The Court has appointed Charles Hasson Esquire as commissioner for > the >> estate of A. W. Glasser who was recently adjudged insane.
>> January 19, 1906
>> The gent's furnishings store of A. W. Glasser, of Barnesboro, who is > >> now in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane at Dixmont, was > >> sold Saturday by Attorney Charles Hasson, commissioner, of Ebensburg....
>> North Cambria News, Friday, July 13, 1906
>> DIED IN ASYLUM
>> Andrew W. Glasser, who was formerly a resident of this place > [Hastings] >> and well known in the north of the county, died at Dixmont > Hospital for >> the Insane on Monday night, at 45 years of age. He had been > a patient >> there since December 30, 1905.
>> Mr. Glasser came to Hastings 15 years ago and started a clothing > store >> and in a short time built a large trade. He met with misfortune > later >> [Panic of 1893] and lost all he had, but recovered several times, > and >> at the time of his going insane had a store in Barnesboro. In later > >> years he had become intemperate [again] and this probably led to his > >> removal to Dixmont.
>> Besides his wife, he is survived by his father, Jacob Glasser [Jr] > and >> a brother, Frank, of Barnesboro. Mrs. Glasser was formerly Mrs. J. A. > >> Parks, and they had been married but a few days when he was removed to > >> Dixmont.
>> August 17, 1906
>> Mrs. A. A. Glasser of Spangler visited relatives in Hastings this > week.
>> Note: Mrs. Augustine Albinus Glasser was Helena Fongheiser
>> August 24, 1906
>> Mrs. J. C. Stortz and Miss Barbara Glasser have returned to Wilksbarre > >> after an extended visit to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles > >> Stewart/Stuart.
>> Note: Mrs. Stuart is Caroline Endler, d of John Endler and Mary > Glasser >> of St. Boniface. Mrs. Strotz and Barbara Glasser are children of > George >> "the Tailor" Glasser, the father of Mrs. Endler.
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