The World of Grandpa Don

The Lossner / Husmann
 Family Line

My maternal grandfather was Richard Frederick Lossner. This page describes two of his distinguished ancestors with origins in Saxony in the early 1800's/.

This is their story, as I know it.

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Rev.
Fredrich Wilhelm Husmann

 

Born in Germany 1n 1807.

Taught school in Bremen, Germany.

 

 

Recruited by Lutheran pastor Friedrich C. D. Wyneken to start a church school in Ft. Wayne, Indiana in 1840 where he also began to preach. He also served congregations in Allen County, Indiana at Soest, Flat Rock and Bingen.

 

He participated in a meeting in Cleveland at which several pastors broke with the Ohio Synod.  In a Chicago meeting with other pastors in 1847 he was formally ordained and served as the first secretary of the new German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States. The name was later shortened to Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

 

He continued to serve in Allen County Indiana until moving to Euclid, Ohio in August of 1863 to serve as pastor of German Evangelical Saint. Johns Congregation. There he assisted the congregation in the drafting of the rapidly growing church’s constitution. Besides being the pastor Husmann established a school and taught until the congregation hired his son-in-law Heinrich August Lossner in 1875.

 

 Rev. Fredrich Wilhelm Husmann died on May 4, 1904 and is buried in the church cemetery.

 

Notes:
This information taken largely from the commemorative centennial book of St Johns Lutheran Church of Euclid, Ohio.  1853 – 1953
Also see
A Brief History of the Lutheran Synod 
F. W. Husmann was the Great Great Grandfather of Donald J Plefka

 

 For a full Bio see F W Husmann

 

Heinrich August Lossner

 

Born in Saxony, Germany in 1841.

 

 

Taught school in Pekin, Illinois

Moved to Cleveland in 1872 where he taught at Trinity Church.

In 1875 he went to Euclid to teach at St John’s Lutheran Church where he also served as secretary to the congregation and played the organ for Sunday services.

 

In 1886 Lossner left the teaching profession and established a general store near the church. He died in 1896 and is buried in the church cemetery.

 

Note: This information taken largely from the commemorative centennial book of St Johns Lutheran Church of Euclid, Ohio.  1853 – 1953
H. A. Lossner was the Great Grandfather of Donald J Plefka

 

Other Family Information:

For additional information regarding the Lossner/Husmann families and Florence Lucille Lossner the Milns family you are invited to view the following pages:


Packard Family    Florence Lucille Lossner 
Milins Family Tree  

 

 

My Family

Husmann - Lossner

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