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RESEARCHER BRICKWALL: GLOSS/GLASS/GLAUS, Benjamin - b.1803 in Pa; d.17 Sept 1855 Somerset Co.; spouse Mary Sweitzer (1805-1872)
Kathi Haymond

Benjamin Gloss/Glass/Glaus & Mary Sweitzer

Benjamin Gloss/Glass/Glaus born 13 Aug 1803* PA; died 17 Sept 1885 Somerset Co.

Mary "Polly" born 1805* PA died 18 Nov 1872 Somerset Co.

*birth date for both Benjamin & Mary is based on age at death

Benjamin and his wife Mary can be found in Brothers Valley Township of Somerset County in the 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 census.

Their children were:

  • Ananias – b. Sept 1833;
  • Chauncey F. – b. Nov 1835;
  • Dinah – b. Feb 1841;
  • Amanda E. – b. Nov 1843;
  • John P. – b. Jan 1847;
  • Jefferson – b. 1850.

No marriage record has been found for Benjamin and Mary.

Benjamin, Mary and 2 children, Dinah and Chauncey are buried at Hay Reformed Church Cemetery, Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County, PA.

Was Mary's maiden name Sweiter? There is a Mary Sweiter who married Samuel Henry. Are they the same Mary?

Who were Benjamin and Mary's parents?

Thanks for any leads.


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