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Stephen was born in 1719 in Strassbourg, Alsace Lorraine, Germany (now France).

He came to America on September 22, 1752 aboard the ship "Brothers" with Captain William Muir from Rotterdam.

He marrried Catharina Sprecher (Spaker) in about 1759. They had 11 children, 2 died young. About 1764-1765 they moved to North Carolina. (Her Family moved there about 1761.) They settled in the Rowan, North Carolina area. Catharina died in the late 1770's and Stephen married her sister Elizabeth. They had 4 children. They settled in Cripple Creek on the Zion Road (presently route 651) about 1779. He died August 10, 1799 in Virginia and is probably buried in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, near his home.

Parents of Catharina and Elizabeth were Johan Christopher Sprecher and Maria Ernestine Beck.

Children of Stephen and Catharina;

Christopher Gose b. April 30, 1760 in Linn Township, Pennsylvania, d. 1817 in Russell County, Virginia, m. about 1790 to Mary Elizabeth Litz in Wythe County, Virginia.

Johan Stephan Gooss b. April 5, 1762 in Linn Township Pennsylvania d. Dec. 12, 1847, in Castlewood, Virginia, m. Barbara Kettering, Catherine Banner.

Elizabeth Gose, b. 1764 in Pennsylvania, d. unknown in White County, Tennessee, m. 1783 in Wythe County, Virginia to Johan Jacob Kettering.

Catherine Gose b. 1766 probably in Rowan County, North Carolina, m. Nov. 22, 1791 to George Kesling.

Unnamed Twin died at birth in 1766.

Juliana Gose b. Mar. 29, 1768 probably in Rowan, N. Carolina d. Feb. 1810 in Wythe County, Virginia m. March 4, 1788 in Virginia to Leonard Litz.

George Gose b. Feb. 14, 1769 in probably Rowan, N. Carolina, d. Aug.15,1819 in Cripple Creek, Virginia, m. Dec. 4, 1792 in Cripple Creek, Virginia to Anna Spangler.

Margaret Gose b. June 8, 1772 probably in Rowan N. Carolina, d. May 8, 1808 in Wythe County, Virginia, m. about 1792 in Wythe County, Virginia to John Huddle.

Jacob Gose b. 1774 probably in Rowan, N. Carolina, d. 1774.

Philip Gose b. June 8, 1774 probably in Rowan, N. Carolina, d. Jan. 4, 1832 in Burkes Garden, Virginia, m. May 24, 1795 in Wythe County, Virginia to Elizabeth Spangler.

Barbara Gose b. Sep. 27, 1776 probably in Rowan, N. Carolina, d. Mar. 10, 1828 in Wythe County, Virginia, m. about 1796 in Wythe County, Virginia to Gideon Huddle.

Children of Stephen and Elizabeth;

Jacob Gose b. July 8, 1779 in Rowan, N. Carolina, d. Jan 2, 1846 in Wythe County, Virginia, m. Feb.13,1798 in Wythe County, Virginia to Rosana Cesling.

John Stephen Gose b. 1782 in Cripple Creek, Virginia, d. after 1850 possibly in Morgan County, Kentucky, m. Feb. 20,1800 in Wythe County, Virginia to Caty Henry, who died before 1828.

Peter Gose b. Jan. 1784 in Cripple Creek, Virginia, d. April 14, 1839 in Virginia, m. March 19, 1807 in Cripple Creek, Virginia to Elizabeth Kinser.

Anna Maria Gose b. 1785 in Cripple Creek, Virginia, m. before 1804 in Virginia to Henry Hudson.






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