Abraham Aughey "Alec" Guss

Male15 February 1852–8 August 1914

Brief Life History of Abraham Aughey "Alec"

When Abraham Aughey "Alec" Guss was born on 15 February 1852, in Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Uriah Guss, was 31 and his mother, Catharine Sieber, was 27. He married Sarah E Kearns in 1877, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Decatur Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Decatur, Decatur Township, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 8 August 1914, in Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Abraham Aughey "Alec" Guss
Sarah E Kearns
Marriage: 1877
Nancy Olive Guss
Rhoda Catherine Guss
Philip Kearns Guss

Sources (6)

  • Abraham Guss in household of Uriah Guss, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Abram A Guss, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abraham Guss in entry for George D Kephart and Rhoda E Guss, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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    1877Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 11

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 18

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): from the Old Swedish personal name Guse, Gusse.

    South German (Güss): topographic name for someone who lived near a torrent or on a flood plain, from Middle High German güsse ‘flood, flooding’. Compare Guess .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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