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Daniel Christian Friedrich Goerss
Male 1850 - 1908


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  • Nickname  Christ 
    Birth  2 Jan 1850  Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1900  North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  13 Sep 1908  North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  16 Sep 1908  North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Sweeney Cemetery 
    Person ID  I10096  haseley
    Last Modified  10 Jan 2012 

    Father  Fred Carl Friedrich Goerss,   b. 11 Oct 1817, Ploewen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1883, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Charlotte Wilhelmine Sy,   b. 4 Jan 1822, Ploewen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1899, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 May 1845  Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4294  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Maria Wilhelmine Albertine Schulz,   b. 1 Sep 1854, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1895, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Sep 1876  Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Saint James Lutheran Church 
    Children 
     1. Alma Agatha Antonia Goers,   b. 4 Feb 1877, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 19 Apr 1926, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Apolonia Victoria Goerss,   b. 11 Dec 1878, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1941, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Marcus Alexander Goerss,   b. 26 Apr 1881, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1911, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Wilhelm Friedrich Goerss,   b. 3 Jan 1883, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1908, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Mary Margaretha Elisabeth Goerss,   b. 26 Jan 1887, Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1967, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3361  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Maria Friederike Ziehl,   b. 29 Aug 1863, Walmore, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1952, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edna Marie Christine Goerss,   b. 14 Jan 1901, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1977, North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3417  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 2 Jan 1850 - Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Saint James Lutheran Church - 3 Sep 1876 - Bergholz, Niagara, New York, United States
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Sep 1908 - North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Sweeney Cemetery - 16 Sep 1908 - North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York, United States
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  • Notes 
    • Goerss, C. F., was born in Wheatfield, a son of Frederick and Charlotte Goerss. His father came to America in 1843, and his grandfather served under Blucher in the war against Napoleon Bonaparte. In politics Mr. Goerss is a Republican; he was appointed deputy collector of customs May 30, 1890, and has since filled that position most admirably. He has been assessor of the town of Wheatfield three years, justice of the peace four years, justice of sessions two years, and member of assembly two years. In 1876 he married Albertina M. Schulz, and they have five children: Agatha A., Appolonia V., Marcus A., Frederick W. and Margaret E.
      From:
      Landmarks of Niagara County, New York
      Edited by William Pool
      D. Mason & Company, Publishers, 1897
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      Christian F. Goerss served two one-year terms (1886 -1887) as a Republican assemblyman in the New York state legislature at Albany, New York representing half of Niagara County. He was later appointed deputy collector of customs at Niagara Falls and had earlier served as an 1880 census-taker for half the town of Wheatfield, hence the remarkably legible listing of names in Niagara County's German villages that year.
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      Mr. Goerss Dead
      Holder of Numerous Public Offices Passed Away Last Night
      A LIFELONG RESIDENT
      He Was a Deputy Custom Collector at the Local Port Since 1890 - Was An Assemblyman
      Hon. Christian F. Goerss, one of North Tonawanda's most prominent an respected citizens, died last night at his home, No. 334 Payne avenue.  Mr. Goerss was the son of Frederick and Charlotte Goerss and was born in the Town of Wheatfield on January 2, 1850.  Mr. Goerss, during his very active life, held many responsible public positions, among them being the office of town assessor, collector, school trustee, supervisor, justice of the peace, and justice of the quarter sessions.  Since attaining his majority, he has been affiliated with the Republican party.  He represented the First Assembly District of Niagara County in the Legislature in 1887 and 1888. In May 1890, he was apponted to the office of deputy collector of customs here by Major James Law of Niagara Falls, which position he held until his death. Mr. Goerss is survived by a wife and eight children, Agatha A., Appolinia V., Margaret E. and Edna Goerss of North Tonawanda, Marcus A. Goerss of Chicago and Charles, Arthur, and Paul Rubbert of North Tonawanda. One other son, William, died suddenly six weeks ago. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the late home and a half-hour later from St. Matthew's church on Wheatfield street, of which church Mr. Goerss had been a member for many years.  Rev. August Herring will officiate at both services.  Interment will be in Sweeney cemetery on Payne avenue.

  • Sources 
    1. [S201] Cemetery Visit - Sweeney Cemetery.

    2. [S8] Tonawanda News.

    3. [S104] St James Lutheran Church Records.