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Adam Gottsleben

Male 1836 - 1911  (74 years)


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  • Name Adam Gottsleben 
    Born 6 Aug 1836  , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1866  , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-115083 
    Died 1911 
    Person ID I115083  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 

    Father Johann C. Gottsleben,   b. Abt 1810, Of, Motzenrode, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Anna Barbara,   b. 5 Oct 1806, Motzenrode, , Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1879, Freeport (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Family ID F9057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Martha Schill,   b. 1845, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 18 Dec 1866  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Anna Matilda Gottsleben,   b. 22 Sep 1877, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Minna Gottsleben,   b. 28 Apr 1880, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Minna Gottsleben,   b. 4 May 1881, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F36226  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ADAM GOTTSLEBEN

      One of the most prosperous farmers of Greenwood township is Adam Gottsleben, who was born in Hesse, Prussian, August 6, 1836, a son of Johan Klaus and Barbara Gottsleben, who has a family of four children, viz:Adam, whose name opens this record; Catherine, widow of John Ripple, lives in Pennsylvania, and is the mother of six children; Jacob lives in Canada and is married to Elizabeth Kimball, who has borne him four children; Alice is the wife of Elias Mack, of northwest Canada, and has three children.Johan Klaus Gottsleben, father of the above family, was a mason and weaver, passed all his life in Germany and died a member of the German Reformed church.His widow came to the United State in her latter days and located in Pennsylvania, but afterwards removed to Canada, where she died in 1872, also in the faith of the German Reformed church.

      Adam Gottsleben, when about eighteen years of age, migrated from Germany to Canada and for five years worked on a farm; he next went to Union county, Pennsylvania, and worked out at farm labor until May, 1861, when he enlisted in Company B, Sixth Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, was detailed to hospital duty, and continued with the army in field hospitals until 1864.He was mustered out at Harrisburg, having been honorably discharged, and for which service he receives suitable recognition through a pension.

      Mr. Gottsleben, after leaving the army, returned to Union county, where he worked on a farm for two years, then purchased a farm in Snyder county, on which he resided until the 'seventies, when he went to Canada, where he lived five years.March 4, 1881, he came to Michigan and bought forty acres of cleared land in section 11, Greenwood township, built a good dwelling and substantial barn, and later added forty acres to his original purchase.

      Mr. Gottsleben was joined in marriage December 18, 1866, with Miss Anna Schill, a native of the same province as himself.They have nine children, who were born in the following order:Elizabeth, who is the wife of Jacob Zuelch, lives on a farm in Greenwood township; John Henry, who died December 26, 1902, in his thirty-third year, had lived at home; Anna, wife of Noah Bean, of Greenwood; George, who married Ada Preston; Matilda, William, Charles, Rosa and Earnest, all under the parental roof.Mr. and Mrs. Gottsleben and elder children are members of the Evangelical Association, in which they take an active interest and to the support of which they liberally contribute.In politics Mr. Gottsleben is a Republican, under the auspices of which party he has held the position of school director thirteen years.

      As a farmer, Mr. Gottsleben raises mixed crops, such as hay, wheat, corn and oats, a considerable quantity of which he disposes of by sale, and the remainder of which he feeds to his stock, which comprises high-grade cattle, horses and hogs, in the breeding of which he has been very successful.He has been a hard-working man all his life, notwithstanding the fact that he is now rewarded for his labors with a comfortable home and a profitable farm, on which he can implicitly rely for support the remainder of his days.He may truly be termed a "self-made" man, and his habits of industry still cling to him, having become to him a sort of "second nature."He has won for himself the warm regard of all his fellow citizens for the reason that he was never known to violate his word, and honest, coupled with industry and economy, will ever secure the respect of all.

      "Biographical Memoirs of Saint Clair County, Michigan," published in 1903 by B. F. Bowen Publishers in Logansport, Indiana.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Adam Gottslepel Birth Place: Germany RESIDENCE: US Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1836 Mother Name: Barbary Gottslepel Spouse Name: Anna M. Schill Spouse's Age: 20 Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1846 Spouse Birth Place: Germany Spouse Residence: Wilmot Spouse Father Name: John Schill Spouse Mother Name: Anna M. Schill Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1866 Marriage County: Waterloo

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