Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Peter Mosser[1]

Male 1785 - 1872  (87 years)


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  • Name Peter Mosser 
    Born 6 Apr 1785  , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/47337085 
    Land Bef 1831  Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 128, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Name Peter Musser  [4
    Occupation 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer 
    Residence 1861  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Eby ID Number 00082-4883 
    Died 28 Jul 1872  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5, 8
    Cause: fire 
    Buried Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3910  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Family ID F1253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Mosser, "was born April 6th, 1785. He was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Anna (Mosser) Wanner. She was born July 25th, 1781. In 1824 they moved to Canada and settled on a farm adjoining that of David Pannebecker's near Hespeler where she died November 22nd, 1858, and he died (The house on the old "Mosser Farm" was accidentally destroyed by fire and he was burnt with the house) July 28th, 1872. To them was born a family of eight children"

      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      Sad Affair near Hespeler
      From our own Correspondent

      A most melancholy event took place on Sunday morning near the R.R. track about 1-1/2 miles above Hespeler. An old man said to be about 86 years of age of the name of Musser, occupied two apartments by himself, contiguous to the farm house in which his daughter, son-in-law and family resided. It was customary for some of the family before retiring for the night to visit the old man's rooms. On looking in on Sunday night at bedtime, he was found asleep and left undisturbed. About 2 o'clock on Sunday morning the family was aroused by the scream of one of the children who had been awaked by the suffocating influence of smoke in the house. They had barely time to make their escape from the house before it was enveloped in flames, and without securing even sufficient clothing. The rooms occupied by the old man were already burnt down, and on Dr. Swan, being called, all that could be found of the old man were a few charred bones, which were collected into a box of about a foot square. The fire is supposed to have been entirely accidental, but how it originated cannot be ascertained. Dr. Swan supposes from the remains of the old man being found near the door of the apartment in which he slept, that he had been suffocated and fallen down in an attempt to gain the door. An inquest was held on Monday when a verdict in accordance with the above facts were returned.

      The Galt Reporter - Friday, Aug 2, 1872

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] 170.

    2. [S10] 115.

    3. [S10] 559.

    4. [S131] .
      gives age and country of birth

    5. [S163] .
      The remains of / Peter Mosser / born April 6,1785 / and was burnt to death / by the burning of his / house July 28,1872 / aged 87 yrs. 3 mo. 22 d's

    6. [S894] Sect. 8 Page 60.

    7. [S1322] 39.

    8. [S1338] Sad Affair near Hespeler - 2 Aug 1872.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Apr 1785 - , Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Bef 1831 - Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 128, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mennonite - 1861 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: fire - 28 Jul 1872 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Wanner Mennonite Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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