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Peter Herbertus Cosman Cossman

Male 1830 - 1920  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Peter Herbertus Cosman Cossman 
    Born Feb 1830  Altenahr, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1910 and 1920  Fulton Ward, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23256  My Genealogy

    Family Anna Mary Maria Gulich Julich,   b. Oct 1835, Altenahr, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1907, Fulton Ward, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1857  Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Clinton County, Iowa records show the surname as: Peter Copman.
    Children 
     1. Mary Cosman Cossman,   b. 1858, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Herbert Hubbard Hobert Cossman,   b. Feb 1860, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Cosman Cossman,   b. 1862, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Henry H. Cossman Cosman, Sr.,   b. Apr 1864, Lyons, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1948, Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years)
     5. Anna Cosman Cossman,   b. 1865, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mattie Cosman Cossman,   b. 1867, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. John Cosman Cossman,   b. 1869, Lyons, Clinton County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Theodore H. Cossman,   b. May 1876, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Celia Cosman Cossman,   b. Sep 1878, Whiteside County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F8076  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SOURCE-BOOK: Data Source: History of Whiteside County, Illinois : fromits first settlement to the present time, with numerous biographicaland family sk; Friday, August 29, 2008 6:42:31 PM
      cossman Chapter IX. History of Fulton Township...
      "Mr. P.H. Cossman carries on an extensive machine and blacksmithingestablishment. He makes and repairs all kinds of machinery, exceptingengines and some of the larger kinds of work. He has severalinventions of his own which he uses to decided advantage in hisbusiness." Page 170, Para. 3. Ancestry.com. History of WhitesideCounty, Illinois : from its first settlement to the present time, withnumerous biographical and family sk [database on-line]. Provo, UT: TheGenerations Network, Inc., 2005. Description: Whiteside County (Ill.)-- History. Whiteside County (Ill.) -- Biography. Illinois --Whiteside County.

      14 July 1870 United States Federal Census
      Name: Peter Cossman
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
      Age in 1870: 39
      Birthplace: Germany
      Home in 1870: Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Value of real estate: faded/75
      Post Office: Fulton
      Household Members: Name Age
      Peter Cossman 39 Germany
      Mary Cossman 34 Germany, keeps house
      Hobert Cossman 10 Iowa, at home
      Mary Cossman 8 Iowa
      Henry Cossman 6 Iowa
      Mattie Cossman 3 Iowa
      John Cossman 1 Iowa
      Mary Cossman 12 Iowa, possible relative?
      Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Fulton, Whiteside,Illinois; Roll: M593_290; Page: 58; Image: 118; Page No. 2; Dwelling12/12; Lines 13-20. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census[database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc.,2003.

      08 June 1880 United States Federal Census
      Name: Peter H. Cossman
      Home in 1880: Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois
      Age: 50
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
      Birthplace: Prussia
      Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
      Spouse's Name: Anna
      Father's birthplace: Prussia
      Mother's birthplace: Prussia
      Occupation: Blacksmith
      Marital Status: Married
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Peter H. Cossman 50 blacksmith, Prussia
      Anna Cossman 45 wife, keeping house, Prussia
      Hubbard Cossman 20 son, Blacksmith, Iowa
      Henry Cossman 16 son, Blacksmith, Iowa
      Anna Cossman 15 daughter, at home, Illinois
      Theodore Cossman 4 , son, Illinois
      Celia Cossman 1 daughter, Illinois
      Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Fulton, Whiteside,Illinois; Roll: T9_258; Family History Film: 1254258; Page: 34.4000;Enumeration District: 196; Image: 0502; Page 20; Super. 2; Enum. 196;Dwelling
      218/228; Line 43-49 . Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ ofLatter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [databaseon-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.

      11 June 1900 United States Federal Census
      Name: Peter Cossman
      [Peter H Cossman]
      Home in 1900: Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois
      Age: 70
      Birth Date: Feb 1830
      Birthplace: Germany
      Race: White
      Ethnicity: American
      Immigration Year: 1855
      Relationship to head-of-house: Head
      Father's Birthplace: Germany
      Mother's Birthplace: Germany
      Spouse's Name: Anna M
      Marriage Year: 1857
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 43
      Residence : Fulton City, Whiteside, Illinois
      Occupation: Blacksmith
      Household Members: Name Age
      Peter Cossman 70 Feb 1830, owns home free of mortgage,reads/writes/speaks english
      Anna M Cossman 64 Oct 1835, wife, Ger, Ger, Ger, mar. 43 yrs, 12child/5 living, reads/writes/english
      Theodore Cossman 24 May 1876, son, IL, single, driller at stovefactory
      Celia Cossman 21 Sep 1878, dau., IL, single
      Anna Eck* 14 granddaughter, Jul 1885, IL, Ger, IL, single
      Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Fulton, Whiteside,Illinois; Roll: T623 352; Page: 10A; Dwelling 192/194; Lines 35-39;Sheet 10A; Enum. 144; Super. 4. Ancestry.com. 1900 United StatesFederal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The GenerationsNetwork, Inc., 2004.
      From: McGuire / Safford Date: 2/28/2009 1:41:53 PM To: 'gsjuhl'Subject: CossmSubject: Cossman vs Copman


      Oh,and Sandy, there's another thing I wanted to menti
      on. Remember wetalked about Cossman being recorded or transcribed as Copman in theCossman-Julich marriage record? I suspected it was due to the oldfashioned way a lower case s was written. Just last week, I stumbledon another possible explanation, which seems more likely than mine. Ifound a 2003 posting on the rootsweb message boards for the Gassensurname. The researcher tells about finding the name in America asGapen and Gapon. Then he tells about a often mistranscribed Germanletter, called an "ess-tset." He quotes from a book 'Discovering YourGermanic Ancestors', which says "The ess-tset is an unusual Germanletter. It is transcribed as ss and can appear in the middle or at theend of a word. It is not a capitol B and never appears at thebeginning of a word..." The researcher goes on to say that the typesetthat he'd found for the ess-tset looks very, very similar to a p (butthe back line extends above the top of the loop, and the loop extendsmore to the right....much more oval than round). Since no such letterexists in English, the German letter would have to be translated intoour ss (thus keeping the original pronunciation of the name). Now, Ihave my gg. grandparents original 1857 marriage certificate (the sameyear and county Peter H. Cossman & Anna Maria Julich married), so Iknow for a fact that the priest wrote in German. If the priest wroteCossman using the ess-tset, and the person at the records office didnot recognize it as a German letter (and translate it to ss) thenthey'd surely write it in the record book as Copman. Even if therecords person did recognize the letter, and wrote a perfect ess-tset(which they shouldn't have. Being an English record, they should havetranslated it into English), but even if they did, most anyone comingalong later transcribing Clinton records would have copied it asCopman. So there you have it. I think it's a really likelyexplanation. Wendy" [Transcribed 01 March 2009, SLJuhl RNBSC,Compiler; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com]