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George Besser
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Birth: Feb. 5, 1899, Serbia
Death: Sep. 18, 1916, USA

George Beserminji (Besser) was my great-uncle. He was an uneducated, but apparently brilliant, young man who had become a skilled tool maker and inventor by the age of 17. He and my other ancestors were living in Hamtramck, MI. In 1916, at the time of George's death, Europe was in the midst of WWI. In Detroit, and other northern cities, there were many ethnic neighborhoods made up of recent immigrants. Often, the war going on back in the Old Country spilled over into rivalries and battles between those ethnic neighborhoods here in America. Young people from one neighborhood would resent those from a bordering neighborhood because of perceived atrocities going on back home.

On Monday, September 18, 1916 George Beserminji, my grandfather Nickolai, and a friend were walking through a Polish-American neighborhood when they were accosted by a group of young Polish immigrants. An argument broke out, a shot was fired, and George was dead at the age of 17.

Soon after George's death, and likely because of it, the family moved to Barberton, OH, where George was re-interred. 
 
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 Parents:
  Julia Ramash Besser (1875 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Nicholas Besser (1897 - 1950)*
  George Besser (1899 - 1916)
  Michael Besser (1905 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakewood Cemetery
Akron
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section L
 
Created by: Mary Ann
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73200031
George Besser
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George Besser
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