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Leo Jennings Gossman

Male 1897 - 1977  (80 years)


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  • Name Leo Jennings Gossman 
    Born 5 Feb 1897  Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 1977  Mercy Hosp., Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 23 May 1977  Graceland Cem, Buffalo Center, Winnebago, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2136  Tarbert - Waldo
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2013 

    Father William A. Gossman,   b. 4 Apr 1864, Crooksville, Perry, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1936, St Marys Hosp., Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Belle Woods,   b. 8 Sep 1875, near Langsville, Meigs, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1963, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1893  Minerton, Vinton, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F740  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julia Theresa Josephine Kaipust,   b. 30 Dec 1897, Platte Center, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1987, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1919  St Joseph's Church, Platte Center, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Evelyn Ann Gossman,   b. 14 May 1925, Platte Center, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 2000, Britt, Hancock, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Phyllis Gossman,   b. 28 Dec 1933, Columbus, Platte, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1991, Lake Mills Nursing Home, Lake Mills, , Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • from the notes of Kent M. Gossman:
      Was twin to sister (child 3) who died in infancy. Name Jennings was named after an unknown big wig like a senator of the late 1800's who was named William Jennings Brian. Lived in Nebraska until MAR 1 1944, when they moved to a farm near Thompson, IA. In October, 1957 they retired and moved to Buffalo Center, IA. Their only son Duane bought most of the farm and continued it's operation.
      MY DAD'S FAMILY FARM WAS LOCATED FROM PLATTE CENTER- 1/2 MI SOUTH, 1 MI EAST, 2 MI SOUTH, 1 MI EAST. FROM COLUMBUS, THERE'S A DAM AND MAN MADE LAKE JUST NORTH OF TOWN ON 18TH AVE. THE OTHER END OF TOWN HAS A LIKE ROAD GOING NORTH WHICH IS 48TH AVE. IF YOU TAKE THE 48TH AVE ROAD NORTH ABOUT 3-4 MILES UNTIL YOU HIT THE SAME ROAD AS THE LAKE (GOING EAST) JUST BEFORE THAT WILL BE WHAT THEY CALLED "PUNKIN HILL" WHICH HAS NOW DEVELOPED TO NICE HOUSES ON A RIDGE OF A HILL. THEN YOU TURN AND GO WEST. JUST AFTER 2 SMALL CURVES IN THE ROAD AND BEFORE YOU HIT THE CREEK/BRIDGE WILL BE THE HOME PLACE FOR ALFRED GOSSMAN ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE ROAD. ONCE YOU PASS THE BRIDGE/CREEK ON THE SOUTH SIDE IS THE HOME PLACE FOR MY FATHER DUANE. MY FATHER AND I VISITED IT IN 1995, IT STILL HAD THE GARAGE JUST EAST OF DRIVEWAY THAT MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER BUILT. JUST S.W. OF THE HOUSE IS WHAT THEY CALLED A SUMMER KITCHEN. THE HOUSE IS NOT VERY BIG, DAD SAID HIS ROOM WAS UPSTAIRS ON THE N.E. CORNER. THE NEXT PLACE TO THE WEST WAS EARL'S HOMEPLACE AND WILLIAMS HOMEPLACE. THEY HAVE NOW TURNED THIS AREA INTO A TRAILER PARK AND HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. ALTHOUGH THE HOUSE HAS HAD THE PORCH RIPPED OUT AND MASSIVE REMODELING, IT IS STILL THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WHERE MY GRANDPA WAS BORN. THE FAMILY CEMETARY (ST. PATRICKS WITH ST. JOSEPH'S SHARING IT LATER ON AND GOING UNDER THE SAME NAME) IS JUST THE NEXT MILE WEST AND 1 MILE NORTH. THERE IS A ROAD THAT GOES AROUND THE CEMETARY TO THE EAST. THERE WAS ORIGINALLY A CHURCH ON THE PREMISES JUST INSIDE THE SOUTH GATE ON THE WEST SIDE, BUT IT'S NO LONGER THERE. THE OLDEST GRAVES WE FOUND DATED BACK TO 1860'S. AND ALTHOUGH THE KAIPUST FAMILY PLOT IS ON THE FAR NORTH END OF THE INSIDE ROAD, I CAN'T FIND YAN KAPPUST'S GRAVE. I SEEM TO RECALL FROM THE COUNTY RECORDS THERE ARE 6 UNMARKED GRAVES THERE. THE PUBLIC LIBRARY HAS INDEXED BOOKS OF ALL GRAVES IN THE COUNTY IN ALL CEMETARIES. THE CEMETARY ALSO HAD A LARGE STATUE THAT WAS DONATED WITH ANGELS AND A CRUCIFIX. IT IS VERY NICE, THE GRAVES OF MICHAEL KAIPUST ARE JUST BEHIND IT TO THE WEST.
      FROM COLUMBUS (THEY LIVED 8 MILES FROM COLUMBUS AND 5 MILES FROM PLATTE CENTER) THE KAIPUST'S WERE BURIED ON WEST SIDE LAST ONES ON LEFT IF GOING THRU BY THE NORMAL GATES WHICH GENERALLY STAY CLOSED. JUST OUTSIDE AND ACROSS THE CANAL ABOUT 3/4 MILE ON THE NORTH SIDE WAS THE SITE OF THE SCHOOL HOUSE THAT MY FATHER ATTENDED. THEY CONSTRUCTED MAKE SHIFT BRIDGES FOR THECHILDREN TO CROSS THE CREEK, SO THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO DRIVE THEM ALL THE WAY AROUND TO THE NEXT ROAD TO CROSS THE CREEK.


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  • Sources 
    1. [S25] research of Kent M. Gossman.