I've started trying to compile some of the information from historical records to make a narrative about my ancestors. Might as well post some of it in case others are looking for this information. Up first, my Great-Great Grandfather.
Me > Russell Terry Mason > Jessie Mae Terry Mason > Flora Margaretta Augusta Zogg Terry > Matthias Zogg
Matthias Zogg was a miner who immigrated with his family from Grabs, Obershan, St.
Gallen Canton, Switzerland to the USA through on 28 Aug 1874. Matthias and his father and brother (both named Florian) were miners in Baltimore West Virginia before moving to the area. They continued to mine zinc and Matthias also farmed. Carthage, Missouri
Matthias was married three times and divorced twice. The first marriage to Anna Knust did not last long. He accused her of shirking her wifely duties, complaining that he was forced to prepare his own meals before going to work. There was one child from that union, my great-grandmother Flora Margaretta Augusta Zogg Terry. Then, Matthias married Mary Ellen Williams. They had four children:
Pearl, Hulda, Dixie and Martin. In the legal proceedings prior to their divorce, she accused him of going out and keeping company with other women. His final marriage was to Margaret “Maggie” Pauline Langworthy. They had three children: Paul, Lily, and Lelah.
Matthias and Maggie moved to
later in life, presumably for the notoriously healing air. But the years of mining could not be undone. He died of tuberculosis in the Woodmen’s Sanatorium in Colorado Springs, Colorado Colorado Springs and is buried in . Littleton, Colorado