|COMPGEN.DE with translation on Safari|
|Gosert record from Amtsblatt für das Fürstentum Birkenfeld 1849|
“The fate of the Gosert family is another example of how often such real estate changed owners in the age of hydropower. At the same time, however, it is also an example of emigration in order to seek happiness overseas.
After Joh.Jacob Gosert had died, auctioned off in 1849 his heirs, the wife and children, namely: Phil Carl Gosert in Rotsweiler, Elisabetha Katharina Gosert, and the still underage Joh.Jacob Gosert, Joh.Peter Gosert, Johannes Gosert the entire possession , Muhle with dwelling house, Scheuer and Bering in "Hinzhausen", the so-called "Schellenmuhle" with Muhlenteich, Weiher and Muhlenbitze, in addition to various extensive agricultural Landereien on the wards of Oberbrombach and Rotsweiler. (Phil.) Carl Gosert and wife Katharina Karolina b. Schuler sold their house in Rotsweiler in 1850 with a barn, stables and blacksmiths to the married couple John Mohr. 1010 .
Joh.Jacob Gosert (jr) and his sister Luise Gosert emigrated to America in 1849. 1011”
- Philip Carl (Rotsweiler) married to Katharina Karolina Schuler
- Elisabeth Katharina Gosert
- Johann Jacob Gosert
- Johann Peter Gosert
- Johannes Gosert
Description of Gossert family hardship from
Alte familien Oberbrombach und Umgebung
“Joh.Jacob Gosert (* 1792 in Meckenbach), Son-in-law of Johannes Schell Joh.Jacob Gosert, from Meckenbach (near Achtelsbach / Birkenfeld), was the husband of Marie Margarethe Schell from Oberbrombach, daughter of Johannes Schell. He was Muller in the "Schellenmuhle" on the Siesbach, district of Oberbrombach, which was later rebuilt into an agate loop. 1007 . As far as can be seen, however, there were no residents involved here after the conversion.
It seems that Jacob Gosert was already in financial difficulties in 1843. On Oberbrombacher and Rotsweiler Bann he had auctioned his family's auctions of land, a total of 49 parcels, which lost the economic backbone of the family, especially since the mill with a mill pond and the barn with Bering were included. 1008 The following year, another 26 parcels were put up for auction, some of which were previously offered, but probably no lover had found, including the Muhle with Scheuer and Bering. 1009. There was extreme economic hardship around this time, which is why many families”
The excerpt notes Joh. Jacob as being born in 1792 in Meckenbach and having died around 1849. The evidence now links a Johann Jacob Gosert who emigrated from Germany in 1849, which brings the research back to the record of 1852, where Jacob arrives aboard the John T. Boyert to New York in 1852 and if this is the same, settles first in Philadelphia before locating to Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
|Baptismal record identifying sponsors for Emma Maria Martin in 1853|
|Marriage record for Luisa Gosart and Johann Martin in 1851|
The first reference indicated that Louise (Luise) was married to Jakob Gosert around 1858, and Luise was the daughter of Peter and Philippina. 8
A real estate transaction record from April 1858 9 provided further information regarding the Saar family:
|Real Estate record 1858 - Peter Saar|
“30. (Real Estate Auction)The widow of the late Peter Saar, Philippine. born Alt, of Meckenbach, both in her own name and as agent for her American resident daughters, as: a. Elisabeth, born Saar, wife of Karl Brack, b. Katharine, born Saar, wife of Peter Geiß, and c. Luise, born Saar, wife of Jacob Gosert, as well as the wife of Karl Knapp to Rinzenberg, Philippine born Saar, there, are Willens, theirs in the fields of Meckenbach, Achtelsbach, Traunen, Sötern und Brücken occupied, registered in the cadastre real estate in the cadastre of the late Peter Saar, namely: “
1 Barrett, William. "Johann Jacob Gossart and Maria Louise Saar: Evidence and Handwriting Lead to Immigration and Potential Parents." The Times of Their Lives (blog). Entry posted July 6, 2017. Accessed March 3, 2019. https://thetimesoftheirlives.blogspot.com/2017/07/johann-jacob-gossart-and-maria-louise.html. ↩
2 Auswanderungen Aus Dem Furstentum Birkenfeld Teil 2 1817-1937 ↩
3 Amtsblatt für das Fürstentum Birkenfeld 1849, Seite 152/53 vom 03. März 1849 ↩
4 Amtsblatt für das Fürstentum Birkenfeld 1849, Seite 152/53 vom 03. März 1849 ↩
5 Alte Familien Oberbrombach und Umgebung 1550-1900 ↩
6 Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. ↩
7 Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. ↩
8 Auswanderungen Aus Dem Furstentum Birkenfeld Teil 2 1817-1937 ↩
9 Amtsblatt für das Fürstentum Birkenfeld 1858, Seite 141/45 vom 03. April 1858 ↩
10 Familienbuch Achtelsbach ab 1799 von Manfred Haas, 2011 ↩
11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Database online. ↩