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Johan George Koser 

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Hans Georg Koser
5/14/1708 - 1773


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Johan George Koser
6/17/1741 - 10/1/1814
Johan George Koser was born on June 17, 1741 in Krehwinkel, Germany and died on October 1, 1814 in Greenwich, Pennsylvania. He lived to be 73 years old.

The eldest son of Hans Georg Koser and his wife Anna Barbara Schwartz. George was born in his mother's home village of Krehwinkel in Wurttemberg, Germany. His father's home village was Asperglen. Both parents were from the Parish of Oppelsbohm in the District of Waiblingen (about 15 kilometers from Stuttgart, the capital of Wurttemburg, Germany). Georg Koser was eight years old when his family sailed on the ship Patience and arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on September 19, 1749.
His family settled in Greenwich, PA and were already paying taxes prior to the area establishing Berks County in 1752. Georg grew to manhood in Greenwich and married his first wife, Maria Elizabeth Baer, in 1764. She died after the birth of their son, Henry, in 1784. Georg then married Elizabeth Barbara Peter.
Burials of the early Koser family are at the Mt. Zions Church (now called Mt. Zion Lutheran Churchyard in Grimville). This old church is situated along Route 22 east of Krumsville and about 4/5 miles due north of Kutztown. It is about one mile from the Lehigh County line.
Georg Koser's old stone house is still standing along the Grimville road about midway between Kutztown and Grimville and is of native brownstone. Johan Georg Koser was a farmer and a miller.
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11 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
28 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
36 1777 The concept of chemical compounds is conceived by Lavoisier
42 1783 The hot air balloon is invented by Michel and Montgolfier and the first people in modern history fly at an altitude of 1800 m.
44 1785 The power loom was invented by Cartwright to produce cloth.
52 1793 The cotton gin was invented by Whitney.
58 1799 The Rosetta Stone was discovered
59 1800 The first battery was invented by Volta
66 1807 The first steamboat was invented by Fulton
73 1814 The first locomotive engine was created by Stephenson
8 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
34 1775 NEWS HEADLINES: On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
35 1776 NEWS HEADLINES: July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
59 1800 NEWS HEADLINES: Seat of U.S. government moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC
70 1811 NEWS HEADLINES: Tecumseh's emerging Indian Confederacy is defeated at the Battle of Tippecanoe in Ohio. Afterwards, Tecumseh and his brother travel from their Shawnee homes in the north to recruit and unify the southern Indians.
71 1812 NEWS HEADLINES: War of 1812 begins and will continue for until 1814. Some call it the Second War of Independence because the US fights Great Britain to a stalemate, Americas independence was assured.
6 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
9 1750 Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
19 1760 The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
22 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
25 1766 Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
32 1773 Angered by the tea tax of 1767 and the British East India Company's monopoly on tea trade, the independent New England colonial merchants dump the precious cargo overboard into the Boston harbor. This incident is called the Boston Tea Party.
33 1774 The First Continental Congress of fifty-five representatives (except from the colony of Georgia) meets in Philadelphia to discuss relations with Britain, the possibility of independence, and the hope of a peaceful solution. King George III scorns the thought of reconciliation and declares the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion.
34 1775 On April 18th, Paul Revere makes his famous ride proclaiming "The British are Coming" and the American Revolution War begins. Britain hires 29,000 German mercenaries to handle conflict in North America.
35 1776 July 4th, American Revolution War ends and the United States of America is officially created.
37 1778 Alliance between United States and France
46 1787 Constitution of the United States is signed
52 1793 Alexander McGillivray, the head of the Creek Indian Nation, dies. A restlessness begins to grow among the Indians in what is now Georgia, Alabama and Northern Florida as town chiefs via for the vacant leadership role.
53 1794 The United States establishes the Navy
57 1798 Mississippi Territory organized from Georgia's western land claims. It includes what will later become portions of Mississippi, Alabama and Northern Florida,
62 1803 Louisiana Purchase from France (who secured it from Spain) gives the US a huge new territory and the port of New Orleans.
63 1804 The Seminole warrior later known as Osceola is born near Tuskegee, AL.
64 1805 Federal Road project begins after the Creek Indians give the U.S. permission to develop a “horse path” through their nation that will provide better mail delivery between Washington City (DC) and New Orleans. Soon settlers are traveling and settling along this path to settle the southern frontier.
65 1806 Lewis and Clark Expedition, which began in 1804, ends. News of the rich lands to the west begins to spread.
70 1811 By 1811 the new "Federal Road" (which started as a horse path) is filled with a steady flow of white settlers into Creek Indian Territories. The Spanish begin to fan hostile sentiments among the Indians.
2 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
7 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
15 1756 Seven Year's War begins
18 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
22 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
23 1764 Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.
26 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America
38 1779 Spain declares war on England
39 1780 Josef II abolishes serfdom in Hungary; England declares war on Holland
42 1783 Peace established at Versailles between France, England, Spain and United States; Britain cedes all lands west to the Mississippi River
46 1787 Catherine the Great leads Russia into war with Turkey
47 1788 Russia begins war with Sweden
48 1789 French feudal system is abolished with the Declaration of Rights of Man. Outbreak of hostilities in France with the fall of the Bastille on July 14; Revolution in Austrian Netherlands declares independence as Belgium
51 1792 French Revolutionary Wars begin and the French royal family is imprisoned the following year
52 1793 Marie Antoinette is executed; Fugitive Slave Act passed; Roman Catholic faith is banned in France; France declares war on Britain and Holland.
54 1795 White Terror and bread riots in Paris
55 1796 Napoleon marries Josephine de Beauharnais
56 1797 Napoleon proclaims the Venetian Constitution, founds Ligurian Republic in Genoa

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Andreas Koser
Born in Greenwich, Pennsylvania about 1759 and died in Buffalo, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1822. He was about 63 years old.

Also known by "Andrew" (Andreas in German), he was the third son born to Johan Georg Koser and his first wife Maria Elizabeth Baer. He was the third child listed on his father's Last Will and Testa...
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