Lillie SEAMONS Mini tree diagram

John N HUSER2,6,7,8,3,4

16th Jun 18881,2,3,4 - Nov 19655

Life History

16th Jun 1888

Born in Germany.1,2,3,4


Married Lillie SEAMONS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2


Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.2

Nov 1965



  • The name Huser is pronounced as Hoosier (WHO-zher), like the nicknamefor Indiana.

    I have found what appears to be the right John Huser in Germany, butlack information on his family.  His family was living in the District(Ritteramt) of Gnoien, in the State of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany,which was formerly a  Grand Duchy.  Because of sourcing accessproblems, I do not have the total details.  His name there in Germanis, as we would expect, Johann Huser.
    John Huser 1900

    1900 Census, State of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany
    Johann Huser [Birth date - location, city not given]  Division(Ritteramt) Gnoien

    In 1910, John is in Stuttgart, the northern county seat of ArkansasCounty, Arkansas.  He is a single man boarding with several others.John is working as a laborer.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, PrairieTownship, District 24, page 8A, Hse #147, Fam #148
    Huser, John  Boarder M W 22  Single LA Germany Germany

    Note that this census reports him as born in Louisiana, and both hisparents born in Germany.  However, his WWI Draft registration andreport that John himself was born in n Germany, and specifically thathe is a naturalized citizen.  This reference to Louisiana probablytells us the port through which the family entered the US, NewOrleans.

    In 1917, John was married and living in Ethel, Prairie Township,Arkansas County, Arkansas.  His WWI Draft Registration gives us thefollowing information:

    John Huser
    Born 16 June 1888 Germany
    Naturalized citizen
    Farmer near Ethel, Arkansas
    Married, wife's name not given
    Blue Eyes, Light Hair
    Registration 3 June 1917 in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, PrairieTownshp, District 1-24, Page 8A, Public Rd, Hse #147, Fam #148

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, PrairieTownshp, District 1-24, Page 8A, Public Rd, Hse #147, Fam #148
    Huser, John N Head Rents M W 42 Married First Married at age 22Germany Germany Germany German Mother Tongue  Immigrated 1891, CottonFarmer [b abt 1888]
    Huser, Lilly Wife F W 46 Married First Married at age 24 [mar abt1910] AR AR AR [b abt 1884]

    Note that the census reports that John married at age 22.  This is theage he reported in the 1910 census.  This means that he and Lilliemarried after April 1910.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 23 April, HentonTownship, District 1-13 Page 7A, Road to Hwy 79, Hse #108, Rents $4
    Huser, John Head F W 52 Grade 8 b Germany Naturalized Rural Ark, Arkin 1935 Farmer [b abt 1888]
    Huser, Lily Wife F W 53 Grade 8 b Ark Rural Ark, Ark [b abt 1887]
    Seaman, Janice [Jennie] W 74 Single Grade 6 b Ark Rural Ark, Ark in1935 [b abt 1866]

    In the 1940s, John and Lillie were living in Humphrey.  Humphrey ispartly in Arkansas County, and partly in Jefferson County, Arkansas.The WWI Draft Registration for John does not have a date, but his ageis given as 53, which would make this 1941 or 1942.  Others I haveseen with dates have 1942.

    John Huser
    Born 16 June 1888 Holland
    Naturalized citizen
    Self-employed [no occupation, but probably farmer]
    Residence Humphrey, Mailing address General Delivery, Arkansas
    Married, wife's name Lilly Huser
    5'11" 170 lbs, Blue Eyes, Gray Hair, Light Complexion
    Registration 27 April 1942 in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas

    Notice that he now reports his place of birth as Holland, a safer betin 1942, when Germany was the enemy of the allies, and Holland was oneof the territories overerun by Germany, later to be liberated by theallies.  I see Lillie's name is spelled Lilly here.

    I found his death date, but no location, in the Social Security DeathIndex:
    John Huser
    Born 16 Jun 1888
    Died Nov 1965
    SSN 431-44-9716 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)
    Residence Arkansas


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