Musser Family Sketch
An American Adventure

Christian Musser, born about 1824, died before 1880
Baden to New York to California to Indiana ???

Timeline for life of Christian Musser

Family chart of Christian Musser, his wife Mary O'Reilly, and their five children
Sacramento County, California - Originally from Baden, Christian Musser journeyed from New York to the gold fields of California, where son John Musser was born in 1849 outside Fort Sutter. Father and son both served in the California Volunteer Infantry. The whereabouts of Christian and his wife Mary O'Reilly after 1867 are unconfirmed; family lore states that Mary O'Reilly was killed in an accident in Nevada.

Adams County, Indiana - This researcher's hypothesis is that Christian Musser married Sophia Reicheldiefer, 10 December 1872, in Adams County, Indiana and that by the 1880 census enumeration, both Christian Musser and Sophia Reicheldiefer were deceased. Christian and Mary's son George Musser, age 18, was living with an apparently unrelated couple in Adams County.

Auglaize County, Ohio - Son John Musser settled in Auglaize County, Ohio, with his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ames. Their son, John Henry Musser, served as Prosecuting Attorney for Auglaize County, Ohio, from 1915 to 1919.

Denver County, Colorado - Another son, George Washington Musser, served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado from 1909 to 1915.

Peter Musser, 1740-1808
York County, Pennsylvania to Columbiana County, Ohio

Many members of a separate Musser family which settled around Petersburg, Mahoning County, Ohio, in 1801 were from the York County, Pennsylvania Moser or Mosser family. See also the Moser Index or the Mosser Index.

Mahoning County, Ohio - Peter Musser, a son of Michael Mosser and Maria Eva Elsasser, was a founder of Petersburg, Springfield Township, Mahoning County, Ohio about 1801. Maria Eva Elsasser Mosser and many other family members are buried there in the Old Lutheran Cemetery.