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William Musser
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Birth: 1789
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 13, 1881
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

91y 9m
1829 Arch Street, 10th Ward

1881-05-14; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
William Musser, a venerable Philadelphia merchant, died yesterday at his dwelling, No. 1829 Arch street, aged ninety-two. He came to this city from Lancaster in 1803, when a lad of fourteen, and went into the establishment of his brother-in-law, John Langer in the hide and leather business, and in 1806 was taken into the firm. He served in the War of 1812, and was a member of the Society of the Survivors, and was the purchaser of the first ticket sold at the Centennial. He was one of the incorporators of Mount Vernon Cemetery Company, and for many years was connected with the Philadelphia Hose Company and the Washington Guards. He belonged to the Lutheran Church, and for fifty years was a trustee of St. John's Church, serving for thirty years as president of the board. HIs death is belioeved to have been hastened by a fall in which, about eight weeks ago, his head was injured."

1880 US Census, Philadelphia
MUSSER, William, 90y, born PA, widowed, retired merchant
MUSSER, Christiana C., 67y, born PA, niece
MUSSER, Charles, 28y, born PA, son, railroad conductor
DALY, Ellen, 28y, born Ireland, servant
CORRIGAN, Winnifred, 17y, born Ireland, servant

From R. Pinkerton:
William Musser had no children of his own. The one listed here, Anna S. Musser is Anna Susan Musser, a daughter of Mathius Musser 64367853, William's brother, and Ann Haverstick, 52468185. After Mathius died in 1833, Wife, Ann, was more or less destitute and she "bound out" several of her girls. Brother-in-law, William was financially much better off. 
Family links: 
  Georg Moser (1741 - 1806)
  Christiana Catharine Young Musser (1748 - 1828)
  George Musser (1777 - 1868)*
  Matthius Musser (1785 - 1833)*
  William Musser (1789 - 1881)
  Abraham Musser (1793 - 1828)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: R. Pinkerton
Originally Created by: Meges
Record added: Apr 07, 2011
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William Musser
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- Mary Harrell-Sesniak
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- Meges
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