Heinrich (Henry) August Lossner

 Born in Mugeln bei Oschatz, (Leipzig), Saxony, Germany in 1841

Heinrich came from Mugelin bei Oschatz, Saxony to USA, arriving with his family at New York on 8 May, 1848 on the ship Emma from Bremen Germany. They located at Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

He taught school in Pekin, Illinois. Henry married Lucy Husmann in the early 1860's. As they traveled to various teaching positions their family grew:

William was born in 1865 in Michigan
Martin was born in 1966 also in Michigan
Herman was born in 1871 in Illinois
Elizabeth was born in June of 1874 also in Illinois
Otto was born in November of 1876 in S. Euclid, Ohio
Richard Fredrick was born on 7 Dec 1880 in S. Euclid, OH
Walter was born in Sept. of 1883, also in S Euclid

The Family relocated to Michigan before 1865. They moved from Michigan to Cleveland in 1872 where he taught at Trinity Church. The family apparently returned to Illinois where Elizabeth was born  In 1875 they went to South Euclid, Ohio to teach at St Johnís Lutheran Church where he also served as secretary to the congregation and played the organ for Sunday services. This was to be their permanent home.


In 1886 Lossner left the teaching profession and established a general store near the church. He died in 1896 and is buried in the church cemetery.