The Family of
John Henrici ("Henry") Tasset and
Carolina Maria Roesner / Rosener




"In Loving Memory Of Those Who Came Before Us!"


Henry

John Henrici Tasset and Carolina Roesner / Rosener

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Family Background


John Henrici ("Henry") is the son of JOHANNES TASSET
and ANNE MARIE RUBERG.

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Carolina is the daughter of JOHAN ROESENER / ROSENER
and MARIA ELIZABETH ALBERS.



Births


JOHN HENRICI TASSET was born 23 January 1837
in Sage, (port of Grossenhneten), Oldenburg, Weser-Ems,
Niedersachsen, Germany in the Province of Hanover.

(This John Henry Tasset went by the name of "Henry" which is what I will refer to him as in this biography. That may help making so many "John's" less confusing).

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CAROLINA MARIA ROESNER \ ROSENER was born 6 May 1837
in Bachum, Oldenberg, Germany.



Immigration


Henry Tasset immigrated to the U.S. from Germany in 1856 at the age of 19 years with his parents and 3 sisters. His one brother, Bernard, remained in Germany.

Carolina Roesner also immigrated to the U.S. in 1856 from Germany.
(See "Other Information" below)



Residence


When Henry arrived in the U.S., he and his family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio.

In Feb 1878, Henry and Caroline moved to Kansas. Henry helped with the creation of the Township of Windthorst in Ford County, Kansas. It was there that they owned their own farm and lived for the remainder of their lives. (See "Other Information" below)



Marriage


Henry Tasset and Carolina Roesner were married in 1859
in Cincinnati, Ohio at St. Francis Seraph Church.



Children


Henry and Caroline became the parents of ten children. Six of them died in infancy or early childhood. The four children that lived to adulthood are:



1.  JOHN HENRY TASSET

Born 5 June 1860 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

He married Mary C. Schuck
on 12 Feb 1891 in Denver, Colorado.

He died 2 Nov 1932 in Denver, Colorado
and is buried in Mt. Olivett Cemetery.



2.  ANNA TASSET

Born 1862 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

She married Henry Nau in 1880.

She died in 1937 in Windthorst, Ford, Kansas
and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Windthorst, Kansas.

Anna was the first school teacher in Windthorst, Kansas.



3.  EMMA A. TASSET

Born 21 April 1877 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.

She married George J. Peppercorn in 1902 in Windthorst, Ford, Kansas.

She died 27 July 1963 in Windthorst, Kansas
and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Windthorst, Kansas.



4.  HENRY ("Harry") FERDINAND TASSET

Born 9 Oct 1879 in Windthorst, Ford, Kansas.
(He was one of the first children born
in the Windthorst community).

He married:
(1) Lizzie Duesing in 1904 in Windthorst, Kansas.
(2) Clara May Duesing (Lizzie's sister) on 26 October 1909.
(3) Evaline Catherine Schmidt on 22 October 1929.

He died 13 January 1963 in Dodge City, Ford, Kansas
and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Windthorst, Kansas.



Religion


Henry and Caroline were very devout Roman Catholics.
(See "Other Information" below)



Deaths


JOHN HENRY TASSET died 12 August 1900
at the age of 63 years.

He is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Windthorst, Kansas.

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CAROLINA MARIA ROESNER died 5 years later on 14 December 1905
at the age of 68 years in Windthorst, Ford, Kansas.

She is buried next to her husband at the Holy Cross Cemetery.



Other Information


A history book from the Immaculate Conception Church in Windthorst, Kansas, states that Henry Tasset was a farmer and was one of the three men who went on an exploration trip first to Arkansas and then onto Kansas in 1876 to look for land to settle.

They were dissatisfied with the living conditions in Cincinnati. In Kansas, they saw many possibilities with the wide open prairies, plenty of buffalo grass, fertile soil, good and plentiful supply of water and a better climate than what Cincinnati could offer these sturdy Germans.

Henry Tasset was one of the men that helped with the creation of the Townsite of Windthorst, Kansas in Ford County.

On 24 February 1878, Henry and Caroline, along with six other families and three single men, arrived in Offerle, Kansas by Santa Fe Railroad. They had brought with them lumber to build their future homes. A freight car loaded with their possessions cost these people $75.00 from Cincinnati to Offerle. This price included the fare for the individuals who had to ride in the freight car.

From Offerle, they hauled their possessions to the Windthorst settlement in a wagon pulled by oxen.

No church could be built immediately because times were hard and money was scarce. Mass was held in the Tasset home once a month by Father Ferdinand Wolf. On Sundays when Father Wolf could not be present, the people gathered at the Tasset home to pray the Rosary, read the Epistle and the Gospel to the assembled group to help keep the faith alive and furnish some spiritual comfort to these sturdy settlers.

There were very few wagons and no buggies in 1878 and many people walked for miles in all kinds of weather to get there.

An Article about the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Windthorst, Kansas:

"The first Windthorst Parish Buildings (Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish). Church built in the Spring of 1879 and was blessed by Father Wolf on Easter Sunday. Father Ferdinand Wolf was a Benedictine priest who came to minister to the spiritual needs of Windthorst, May 21, 1878. He also took care of mission places, St. Jospeh's, eight miles North of Windthorst, Kinsley and Dodge. He celebrated his first Mass May 22, 1878, in the Henry Tasset home."

It has been told there are church records of Tassets in Neukirchen, Germany.




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Other Surnames On My Mother's Side of the Family:
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ALBERS, Johan
SCHWEINEFUS, Catharina
ALLES, Josef
NATTER, Maria
ALLES, Bartholomew
DEUBEL, Luzia
ALLES, Johann
FETZER, Anna
ANDRINA, Antonio
SCIACERO, Lucia
BAETEN, Hendrik
REYMAN, Elisabeth
BAKEN, Joannes
THONIS, Cecilia
BAKEN, Arnoldus
(UNKNOWN)
BECKER, Matthias
SCHWARTZ, Anna
BYVOETS, Joannes
SMEETS, Heyl
BYVOETS, Pouwels
(UNKNOWN), Heyl
BYVOETS, Peter
BYVOETS, Marii
BYVOETS, Peter
BYVOETS, Marii
BYVOETS, “Stamvader”
(UNKNOWN)
COPPENS, Arnoldus
VLEMINX, Lijn
CORSTIENS, Christianus
KNUYSEN, Antonia
CORSTIENS, Christianus
OP DEN HOECK, Maria
DE  SMET, Theodorus
(UNKNOWN), Joanna
DEUBEL, Michael
GRIMM, Anna
EYDT, Henry
(UNKNOWN), Anna
FETZER, Johann
WENDEL, Anna
FETZER, Johann
EYDT, Anna
FETZER, Johann
(UNKNOWN), Anna
GROSSO, John
TASSET, Marie
GROSSIO, Francesco
ANDRINA, Grace
GUENS, Paulus
CLAES, Maria
JANNIS, Leonardus
SMEETS, Joanna
JOOSTEN, Theodorus
NOITS, Gertrudis
JOOSTEN, Joannis
BIJL, Elisabeth
KNUYSEN, Theodorus
GEUNS, Joanna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
VLEMINX, Maria
KNUYSEN, Henricus
SMETS, Joanna
KNUYSEN, Antonius
SMETS, Adeidis
KNUYSEN, Leonardus
LEENT, Dijmphna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
SMOLDERS, Maria
KNUYSEN, Hendrick
BUYVOETS, Barbara
KNUYSEN, Petrus
LOMBERTS, Dympna
KNUYSEN, Henricus
KENENS, Anna
KROGMAN, Johan
SCHEPER, Angelina
KROGMAN, Henrich
KROGMAN, Maria
KROGMAN, Cordt
SCHOMAKER, Anna
KROGMAN, Wernicke
KOKENGE, Gesske
KROGMAN, Gerardus
(UNKNOWN), Anna
LEENDT, Wilhelmus
GOOSSENS, Margareta
LEMMENS, Theodorus
(UNKNOWN)
MAAS/MAES, Henricus
WOUTERS, Johanna
MAAS/MAES, Jacobus
ENGELEN, Maria
MAAS/MAES, Petrus
BAETEN, Hendriena
MAES/MAESSEN, Jacobus
ENGELEN, Maria
MAES/MAESSEN, Adrianus
VAN  HEES, Joanna
MAES/MAESSEN, Henricus
ARNOLDI, Anna
NATTER, Johannes
SCHUCK, Maria
NATTER, Theobald
WESTRICH, Maria
NOITS, Christianus
SCHEPERS, Anna
NOITS, Sijmon
LEMMENS, Anna
OPDEN HOECK, Henricus
WOYTEN, Cathrina
PELSERS, Joannes
TILENS, Joanna
ROSENER, Johannes
ALBERS, Maria
ROSENER, Johan
KROGMAN, Anna
ROSENER, Johan
KLOFFKORN, Anna
RUBERG, Heinrich
RATERMAN, Elisabeth
SCHEPER, Kotter
KROGMAN, Anna
SCHEPER, Otto
MOLLENSTEDE, Catharina
SCHEPER, Sebastianus
VAECX, Antonia
SCHEPER, Gerardus
(UNKNOWN)
SCHUCK, Jacob
ALLES, Carolina
SCHUCK, Lorenz
FETZER, Maria
SCHUCK, Johann
BECKER, Sabina
SCHUCK, Johann
HEMM, Anna
SCHUCK, Jacobus
BECKER, Anna
SCHUCK, Franz
(UNKNOWN), Anna
SCIACERO, Giovanni
GHION, (Unknown)
SMEETS, Hubertus
TEEUKENS, Joanna
SMOLDERS, Petrus
SMOLDERS, Elisabeth
TASSET, John
SCHUCK, Mary
TASSET, Henry
ROESNER, Carolina
TASSET, Johannes
RUBERG, Anne
TASSET, Christianus
MAAS/MAES, Helena
TASSET, Jacobus
CORSTJENS, Maria
TASSET, Jacobus
KNUYSEN, Joanna
TEEUKENS, Jan
(UNKNOWN)
TEEUKENS, Willem
(UNKNOWN)
THIJS, Adrianus
SMOLDERS, Heylwigis
THONIS, Ghybel
(UNKNOWN)
VLEMINX, Arnoldus
JOOSTEN, Antonia
VLEMINX, Joannes
KNUYSEN, Maria
VLEMINX, Arnoldus
(UNKNOWN), Maria
WOUTERS, Johannes
TIELEMANS, Helena
WOUTERS, Johannes
TIELEMANS, Helena
WOYTEN, Gerardus
JANNIS, Ida


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