Augustus Ceaser Gruissy 1840 – 1915

Augustus Ceaser Gruissy was born 16 May 1840 in Ohio. His parents were born in Switzerland. Christian married twice & was the father of 11 children. In 1840 & 1850 Christian and family were in Sugar Creek, Stark, OH.

Augustus Ceaser Gruissy grew herbs, made herbal medicines, advertised in the newspaper and peddled his wares.

Augustus and family were in the Village of West Lebanon, Paint Twp., OH in the 1870 census. Augustus was working as a carpenter. In 1880 the Gruissy family lived in Wadsworth Township.  Augustus was a peddler.

In 1910 Augustus was on Walnut Beach City Road in Sugar Creek, Stark County with his third wife, Ellen J. (Stoner) Gruissy. Augustus was 69 at that time.  He was in the “medicine” trade. He owned a farm.

Augustus & Family:

1 Augustus Ceaser Gruissy b: 16 May 1840 OH, d: 8 Dec 1915 Stark, OH
… + Mary Ann Everett m: 21 Feb 1861 Wayne, OH
……2 Margaret Jane Gruissy b: 26 Dec 1861 W Lebanon, OH, d: 8 Mar 1946 Canaan, Wayne, OH
…… + Seth Benner Morrison b: 24 Mar 1861 Parker City, PA, m: 24 Oct 1880 in
Medina, Ohio, USA, d: 18 Apr 1952 Wooster, Wayne, OH
……2 Caroline Louise Gruissy b: 23 Oct 1863 Sugar Creek, Stark, OH, d: 15 Apr 1936 Seville, Medina, OH
…… + Peter Jonathan Moore b: 14 Mar 1857 OH, m: 30 Jul 1882 in Medina, OH, d: Feb 1929 OH
……2 Mary Magdalene Gruissy b: 23 Nov 1865 Stark, OH, d: 10 Jul 1917 Findlay, Hancock, OH
…… + Albert F. Lutz b: Feb 1856 OH, m: 03 Jul 1889 OH, d: 1935
……2 Matilda Catherine Gruissy b: 26 Feb 1868
…… + Stanford
… + Esther Barbara Wolf b: 14 Jun 1836 Little York, York, PA, m: 6 Dec 1868 Stark, OH, d: 11 Aug 1906 Medina, OH
……2 Rephenia Cathern Gruissy b: 04 Apr 1870 OH, d: 17 Jan 1943 Norton Twp., Muskegan, MI
…… + Willis L. Nichols b: Jan 1869 OH, m: Abt. 1891, d: 16 Aug 1940 MI
……2 Algedena Gruissy b: 17 Oct 1871 OH, d: 1871 OH
……2 John Andrew Gruissy b: 7 Sep 1872 OH, d: 1878 OH
……2 Sarah Barbara Gruissy b: 22 Jun 1874 OH, d: 22 Jun 1874 OH
……2 Nancy Regina Victoria Gruissy b: 31 Jan 1879 in Sharon, Medina, OH, d: 24 May 1959 Wadsworth, Medina, OH
…… + Thomas Kenneth Mark b: 19 Jul 1879 Wooster, Wayne, OH, m: 28 Jan 1903 Medina, OH, d: 12 Feb 1975 Wadsworth, Medina OH
… + Ellen J. Gruissy b: Abt. 1848 OH, m: Abt. 1908 OH

Selected Sources:

  • Marriage Record for Augustus Gruessy and Mary Ann Everett, 21 Feb 1861, Volume 4, page 238, Wayne County Probate Court, Court House, 107 W Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio.
  • Family History Center Microfilm #897630. 1868 – 1872 Marriage Records, Stark County, Ohio. Page 82. Augustus Gruissy and Esther B. Wolf married on 6 Dec 1868 by Justice of the Peace J. M. Truly.
  • 1840 US Census, Sugar Creek, Stark, Ohio.
  • 1850 US Census, Sugar Creek, Stark, Ohio
  • 1860 US Census, Sugar Creek, Stark, Ohio
  • 1870 US Census, W Lebanon, Wayne, Ohio. Augustus Gurnsey
  • 1880 US Census, Medina, Ohio
  • 1910 US Census, Stark, Ohio
  • Death certificate for Augustus Gruissey.  b. 16 May 1840; d. 8 Dec 1915 in Stark Co.  Occupation: Compounding medicine.
  • The Medina County Genealogical Society, Tombstone Inscriptions from the Cemeteries in Medina County, Ohio, 1983. Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publications, 1984. Page 340. Row 21.
  • Family interviews, letters & other documents

Learn much more about this family in my book, ‘The Mark Family Story‘.

 

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