Alexander Koser family home, undated


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The family home of Alexander and Caroline (Gould) Hart Koser. Located at the corner of Sixth Street and First Avenue, this house was built after 1872, when Alexander purchased 470 acres of land from John. H. Clark.

In this photograph, three carriages can be seen on the front lawn, all harnessed to horses. About four people can be seen sitting in the various carriages. A pony or colt stands with them, the reins of which are in a young boy's hands. Behind the carriages, two people can be seen on the porch of the house. A fourth horse with a ride stands near the steps of the porch. While these people are unidentifiable, it is likely they are part of the Koser family.

Alexander and Caroline raised their nine children in this home: Edward, Alexander, Jr., Caroline, Jr. (Carrie), Iowa, Minnie, Hayden, Feley, Manley, and Preston. Alexander also had seven children from a previous marriage with Hattie A. Atchley: John, Charles, Mary, Elizabeth, Susan, Agnes, and Marion (Dolly). Hattie died April 24, 1865.

Alexander and Caroline's daughter Iowa married Arthur P. Jones in 1890; they lived in this home and farmed the land until 1908. They built another house alongside Biscuit Creek on Fifth Street (Lovetinsky et al., p. 107, 110).


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