Some people break under pressure, crumbling when faced with adversity. Then, there are those who walk tall under the weight of the world and rise above the strife. My grandmother was one of the latter.
On this day, 1 March 1680, a man by the name of Johann Heinrich Schlösser passed away. He was my 9th great-grandfather.
Born in 1642, in Londorf, Gießen, Hesse, Germany, Johann Heinrich Schlösser was the son of Friedrich Schlösser and Christina Schenck.
On this date, 23 February 1952, Hannah Anna (Layton) Marriner James, passed away. She was my 2nd great-grandmother.
Born on 10 October 1874, Shrewsbury, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Hannah was the daughter of Augustus Layton and Rebecca Ann Moore. She joined older brother, George Augustus, who was born earlier that year.
On this day, 19 February 1864, Asa Croasmun (my spouse’s 4th great-grandfather) passed away.
Born on 15 October 1794, in either Massachusetts or in Hanover, Grafton County, New Hampshire, Asa Croasmun was the son of Asa Croasmun and Patience Oliver.
On this day, 14 January 1926, Rebecca Ann (Moore) Layton passed away. She was my 3rd great-grandmother.
Born in 1841, in Waretown, Ocean County, New Jersey, Rebecca Ann Moore was the daughter of George Moore, an immigrant from Scotland, and Hannah Chamberlin. She joined a two-year-old brother, Elwood W. Moore, who was born in 1839.