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Henry Schlosser, born in 1783 died in 1819 at age 36 years, inherited his father's dwelling and plantation, 245 acres of the tract "Sun is down, moon is up", a few miles from Middletown, Maryland. This was the great-great-grandfather of Harold and Charles Schlosser and Maxine Schlosser-Welsh (Lorin) of Attica and Williamsport, Indiana.

Henry was married to Catherine DeLauter in 1806, she died in 1828. Four children were born to this union, Daniel Schlosser 1807-1875, Mary Ann Schlosser 1808-1892, Henry C. Schlosser 1813-1878, and Elias Schlosser, 1816-1890.

Daniel Schlosser was a wagon-maker, he married Elizabeth Wolf in 1828, they were the parents of 11 children. Elizabeth died in 1866. Daniel sold his land in Marylnad in 1867 and moved to Warren County, Indiana where his sister, brothers, and two sons were living. He settled on a farm 2 1/2 miles west of Williamsport, Ind.

Belle Boggs-Held (John) was a granddaughter of Daniel. Mr. John Held was the original owner of Held Abstract Co. Margaret S. Schlosser 1850-1920 was their 11th child, born in Boonsboro, Maryland, she was married to Jacob Howard Ringer 1844-1925 in Warren Co., Ind., who was th eson of Peter and Elmira Ringer of Washington County, Maryland. They were great-great-grandparents of Mrs. Marie Bowlus-Clark (B. Franklin). They also were the great-great-grandparents of Rainey and Dr. Rollin Shannon, whose grandparents' home in which they lived was built in 1845, where Mr. and Mrs. Lorin Welsh now live.

And Mary Ann Schlosser and Daniel Bowlus were also the great-great-grandparents of Charles Schlosser of Attica.

Henry C. Schlosser 1813-1878, the third child of Henry and Catherine DeLauter-Schlosser was married to Ann Lucinda Dutro 1813-18955 in 1837. They came to Attica and he worked as a plasterer with his brother, Elias, for five years. He was later listed as a farmer, having bought land when he came there.

Elias Schlosser 1816-1890, the fourth child of Henry and Catherine DeLauter-Schlosser, was married to Melinda Staley 1818-1888 and they were the great-grandparents of Harold Schlosser and Charles Schlosser and Maxine Schlosser-Welsh (Lorin).

Elias Schlosser took his inheritance in cash and came to Warren Co., Indiana in 1837 on horseback from Maryland and bought 160 acres in Washington Township near Williamsport. He came to Indiana because he could get more land for his money. He rode back to Maryland and married Melinda Staley and brought her back with him in a double carriage in 1838 and lived in Attica where he worked as a plasterer with his brother, Henry C., until 1843, then they settled in Warren Co., Washington Twp. near Williamsport. He lived in the Schlosser House about 1/2 miles off the road on Meridian Rd., because there was a good spring there, which meant plenty of water. He lived around the 1870's. Their children were John H., Edward C., Anna May and Delphine. Elias and Melinda gave the big church bell to the former Presbyterian on Fall St. around 1888 and the first time it tolled was for Elias' funeral in 1890. There is also a memorial window in the church for Melinda. At the time of Elias' death, he had acquired about 2,000 acres of land. He gave a farm with timber for wood, to each child. John H.'s family still own a farm on State Road 28, 100 W, north of the old Fair View Station and Edward C.'s is the farm where Harold Schlosser lives. Other land was south along the river and some land in Jordan Township.

The descendants of Henry Schlosser 1738-1819 and Catherine DeLauter-Schlosser who died in 1828, were scattered over the United States. They were found to be listed in Kansas, California, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, Ohio. Several were buried in the Attica, Williamsport, and West Lebanon Cemeteries.

Date: 9/1/1989
Origin: Good Ol' Days
Author: Maxine Schlosser
Record ID: 00000133
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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