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Louis Christian Groshans 1872-1944

Louis Christian Groshans

When Louis Christian Groshans was born on October 5, 1872, his father, Gottfried, was 24 and his mother, Salome, was 22. (Note: some of our family hand-written notes say his mother’s name was Selma)

Louis married Elizabeth Clair Auguste “Elise” Bosse on April 23, 1915, in North Dakota. They had six children in 13 years. He died on July 9, 1944, in Toledo, Ohio, at the age of 71, and was buried in Burlington, North Dakota.

29 April 1915 Bosse and Groshans wed Minot ND

29 April 1915 Bosse and Groshans wed- Minot ND

Louis may have immigrated to the United States in 1881. The information on his immigration date is from the 1900 US census.

Louis was a coal miner. He was deafened by a coal accident at the age of 15. Louis was also a auto garage manager according to our family stories. As you can see by one of these stories below, he had another accident in the auto garage.

30 Aug 1917 Louis Groshans accident in minot ND

30 Aug 1917 Louis Groshans accident in minot ND

04 March 1915 Louis Groshans Minot, ND

04 March 1915 Louis Groshans Minot, ND

This news article shows that he might have been involved in the construction of an electrical power plant.

 

24 Dec. 1914 Louis Groshans Minot, ND

24 Dec. 1914 Louis Groshans Minot, ND

Louis died in the mid 1940’s from being hit by a car.  Our notes say this happened in Cincinnati, OH.

20 Jul 1944 The Times, Streator IL

20 July 1944, The Times, Streator, IL

Here is how we relate:

Louis Christian Groshans 1872-1944 a great-uncle of the children of Robert Jack Groshans
Gottfried Gottlieb Theophile Grosshans 1847-1919 was the Father of Louis Christian Groshans
Gottlieb Jack Groshans 1878-1941 was the Son of Gottfried Gottlieb Theophile Grosshans
Robert Jack Groshans 1926-1984 was the Son of Gottlieb Jack Groshans