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John Jacob Ossler

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Brookville, PA, USA
Death: December 13, 1925 (67)
National Military Home, Dayton, Montgomery, OH, USA
Place of Burial: Dayton, Montgomery, OH, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Emma Josephine Ossler
Father of Nattie Ossler; Mary Rozella Ossler; Girl 3 Ossler; Charles H. Ossler; Infant Ossler and 4 others

Occupation: Painter/Wall paper hanger
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About John Jacob Ossler

  1. ALIA: Jacob /J.J./
  2. Birth: 8 JAN 1858 in Brookville, Jefferson Co, PA 2
  3. Death: 13 DEC 1925 in National Military Home, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH 3
  4. Burial: 13 DEC 1925 Dayton National Cemetery, Plot 3 8 23, Dayton, OH 3
  5. Event: Alia Jacob Ossler
  6. ADDR:

Last address, New Kensington


  1. Note:
   Served in the US Naval Reserve Force from 12/5/1917 to 12/4/1921.
   Discharge record in Jefferson County Courthouse. Height listed as 5.5 1/12, weight 172, ruddy complexion with black hair and grey eyes.
   Last rank, Chief Gunner's Mate
   Buried in Dayton National Cemetery. Date of Death and Burial are listed as the same in that database, December 13, 1925.
   Last residence listed as New Kensington, Westmoreland County, PA
   Occupation: Painter/Wall paper hanger
   In the 1880 US Census, he is listed as working at a sawmill.
   J.J. Ossler and his wife Emma J. and children Catherine E., Albert A., and Richard V. lived in Kane Borough, McKean County, PA at the time of the 1900 US Census, which was taken on June 16, 1900. They were living in the 4th ward. Enumeration district 112.
   Reference in Monesson Daily Independent 9/20/1915 is a letter to the editor from John J. Ossler, Secretary of the New Kensington Painters Union.
   The letter was in support for a candidate for sheriff for the Republican primary. In the letter, JJ Ossler, stated that the candidate he was endorsing, John E. Shields had not employed non-union workers in his building projects.
   A birth record for a Nattie Ossler on 16 September 1885 in Pittsburgh lists Jacob J. Ossler as the father and his occupation is listed as painter.
   Last known address is listed as the V.A. Medical Center 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428 according to record from National Cemetery Administration, US Veterans Cemeteries, ca. 1800-2004. (database online) Certainly at the time of his death, it was known as Dayton Veterans Hospital and whether he died there or is just interred at the cemetery, isn't fully known.


  1. Title: US Navel Reserve Force Discharge 12/4/1921
     Note: Jefferson County Courthouse, Brookville, PA
     Media: Official Document
     Page: page 299, Jefferson County Courthouse, PA
     Text: "Where born, Brookville,Pa.,; Date Jan 8. 1858"
  2. Title: US Navel Reserve Force Discharge 12/4/1921
     Note: Jefferson County Courthouse, Brookville, PA
     Media: Official Document
     Note: US Navel Reserve Force Discharge 12/4/1921. Date of birth is listed as January 8, 1858 in Brookville, Pennsylvania.
  3. Title: Dayton National Cemetery Record via
     Media: Electronic 
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John Jacob Ossler's Timeline

January 8, 1858
Brookville, PA, USA
September 16, 1885
Age 27
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA, USA
October 6, 1887
Age 29
Brookville, Jefferson, PA, USA
Age 29
Brookville, PA, USA
Age 31
Brookville, Jefferson, PA, USA
Age 33
Brookville, Jefferson, PA, USA
July 6, 1893
Age 35
Brookville, Jefferson, PA, USA
April 27, 1898
Age 40
Brookville, Jefferson, PA, USA