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Hans Georg Koser 

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Johan Jacob Koser
3/25/1683 - 2/12/1759


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Hans Georg Koser
5/14/1708 - 1773
Hans Georg Koser was born on May 14, 1708 in Asperglen, Wurttemberg, Germany and died about 1773 in Greenwich, Pennsylvania. Actual date of death is unknown. He lived to be about 64 years old.

He immigrated to Pennsylvania on the ship "Patience" commanded by Captain Hugh Steele out of the port of Rotterdam and that arrived in Philadelphia on September 19, 1749. They settled in Greenwich,. Pennsylvania (located in Berks County) where he farmed and operated a mill. The field stone home and mill are still standing near Kutztown on the road between Kutztown and Grimville (near Greenwich). Georg was also one of the founding fathers of the Grimville Zion Union Church (now named Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Grimville, PA). There are many Kosers buried in the churchyard and many stones are written in German. Georg Koser was born in the village of Asperglen and Anna Barbara Swartz was born in the village of Krehwinkel, both in the Parish of Oppelsbohm, District of Waibinen, Wurttenberg, Germany, 15 kilometrs NW of Stuttgart. The records of St. Mauritius Ev. Lutheran Church carry the Koser line back to 1603.
Immigration12/30/1748  40 yrs old 
Hans Jerg Koser arrives in America in 1749. JOHNSON, MRS. ARTA F., editor. "Immigrant Ancestors." In The Palatine Immigrant. Vol. 3:1 (Summer 1977), pp. 21-25.  

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44 1752 Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
61 1769 The first steam engine is invented by Watt
41 1749 Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded.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.
12 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
22 1730 Map of US Colonies
24 1732 James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
39 1747 The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
42 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.
52 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".
55 1763 Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
58 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
65 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.
7 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends
30 1738 System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
35 1743 King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
40 1748 King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
48 1756 Seven Year's War begins
51 1759 Jesuits are forced out of France
55 1763 Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
56 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.
59 1767 Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America

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Johan George Koser
Born in Krehwinkel, Germany on June 17, 1741 and died in Greenwich, Pennsylvania on October 1, 1814. He was 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. Bot...
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