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Maria "Mary" Gussman Arnst
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1853, Russia
Death: Jun. 14, 1914
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Maria "Marie" Elizabeth Gussman (also spelled Guzzman) married Johann Arnst in 1872 in Reinhardt, Samara, Russia. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters. They were farmers. Marie's husband was also a skilled cobbler. The family came to America in 1903. They were of German origin and like many made the long journey to the U.S. They immigrated from their homes in the Volga Valley to the Port of Libau, Russia (now Latvia) on to Liverpool, England and finally St. John, New Brunswick,Canada on the ship Lake Magantic. The family finally settled in Caro, Saginaw, Michigan a couple weeks later. Within 4 days the Arnst's only granddaughter, Emma, died after contracting measles. Johann and family farmed after their arrival for several years. In 1907 Marie's daughter, Eliza - also known as Elizabeth or "Lizzie" passed away rather suddenly as well.

By 1908 Marie's eldest three children, Jacob, David and Emilie (Millie) removed to Portland, Multnomah, Oregon. Jacob and wife Katharina moved with their children while David and Millie soon met and married establishing ties to the community. By 1910 Marie and Johann joined their family in Portland bringing their youngest daughter, Eugena (Jean) with them. Jacob returned to Michigan soon after.

As a shoemaker Johann "John" established a shoe shop in the city. John, Marie, and Jean lived above the shop as the business thrived. Marie developed liver cancer dying at home in 1913. Within 5 years John returned to Saginaw, Michigan where he opened another shoe repair business and later remarried.

Marie is remembered by her daughter, Jean, as a kind, loving, hard working woman. During her illness she never complained. For many decades her children left flowers on her grave frequently never forgetting their beloved mother.

To date her parent's remain unknown.
Family links: 
  Johann Arnst (1854 - 1925)*
  Jacob J Arnst (1879 - 1937)*
  David Arnst (1887 - 1954)*
  Emilie Arnst Lorenz (1889 - 1974)*
  Elizabeth Arnst (1891 - 1907)*
  Eugena Helen Arnst Rothermel (1898 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose City Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Ervin
Record added: Aug 08, 2012
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Maria Mary <i>Gussman</i> Arnst
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Maria Mary <i>Gussman</i> Arnst
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Maria Mary <i>Gussman</i> Arnst
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A basket of flowers from Nana and Me
- Ervin
 Added: Nov. 14, 2015

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