Omer Osmer

Osmer enlisted in the 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry on September 21, 1862. He mustered out on September 30. The 23rd spent that period guarding the Potomac crossings downriver from the recent battle of Antietam.

After the war, Osmer married Grace Longwell, moving to Grundy Missouri sometime before the 1870 census. He is listed as a farmer, and comes next on the page after Grace’s father James Longwell, who was living with her sister Florence Hutton and her family. Later in the 70s, he returned to Pennsylvania, and worked as a lawyer.

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  1. Extended Family Members « Charley’s Civil War Project Says:

    […] Grace A. Longwell Omer Osmer […]

  2. cathy timko Says:

    grace osmer remarried a Samuel G Robbins age 44, Occupation-engineer, residence- oil city, on Dec 1885. Her age listed as 30.

  3. CharleyCarp Says:

    Either the age or the identity can’t possibly be right: in the 1870 census, Grace is listed as 28. In the 1880, she’s 38, living in Coleville, McKean County PA.

  4. CharleyCarp Says:

    Here’s an item from a 1899 newspaper:

    Mr. Samuel Robbins, of Oil City, is a teacher who seems to have been eminently successful in training several of his young lady pupils in the way he would have them go. He was married a few days ago to Miss Emma Cross of Sandy Lake, and the News of that place says: Mr. Samuel Robbins, of Oil City, and Miss Mary Emma Cross, of this place, were married at Franklin on Wednesday, Nov. 1st. Mr., Robbins is a half brother of Mrs. George McMullen and is related to a number of our people. He is an old soldier, an old teacher and is at present a justice of the peace in Oil City. Miss Cross is a well known and popular teacher. She was once a pupil of Mr. Robbins as were also his three former wives.

    Emma is listed as a widow in the 1900 censius — she and her step-son Louis (born 1878) are the only Robbins listed in Venango County. In 1880, Samuel, a school teacher, was living with wife Nancy and son Louis in Sandy Lake.

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