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Re: Catherine (LOSH) DUMIRE
Posted by: Cheryl Agee Losh Date: August 12, 2000 at 18:37:50
In Reply to: Catherine (LOSH) DUMIRE by Bonnie Lipscomb Kudla of 32

The following information comes from a column titled "Echoes of the Past", (July 17, 1958), by Homer Floyd Fansler published in the newspaper, THE PARSONS ADVOCATE, (Tucker County, WV.)

Catherine Losh, (1805-), was the daughter of Stephen Losh and Sarah Dashner who were married about 1795.

Sarah Dashner was a daughter of George and Sarah Dashner. Sarah Dashner was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1771 and she died in Tucker County, January 11, 1856, and is buried on Maxwell Run where her husband, Stephen Losh, was later buried.

Stephen Losh was born Aug. 29, 1779, in Morgormay Township, Northumberland County, PA. His parents were John Adam and Susannah Losh, German Lutherans. He was christened "Gedry Stephen", but went by the name of Stephen. He came with his family to Tucker County from Rockingham County, VA about 1815. Stephen Losh occasionally operated a blacksmith shop and a grist mill, but he always lived a sort of nomadic life, roaming hither and yon. He was an unlettered frontiersman, marksman, hunter, and trapper, always seeking adventure. He was described as the "Davy Crockett" of Tucker County.

Catherine Losh, one of the six children of Stephen and Sarah (Dashner) Losh, married Rhinehart Dumire II, son of German immigrant Rhinehart Dumire I, lived on Stemple Ridge in Preston County, (now WV), and had ten children. One of their sons, Rhinehart III, married Andrew Fansler's daughter, Elizabeth, of whom David Hunter Strother said in his Blackwater writings was "pretty enough to serve beer to a king."

Additional information on the Losh and Dumire families can be found in Homer Floyd Fansler's HISTORY OF TUCKER COUNTY written in 1962 and also in Hu Maxwell's HISTORY OF TUCKER COUNTY, written in 1884.

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