Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Madness: Who is Sophia Moross ?

On a Rootsweb Site for St. Clair County, Michigan, I ran into this marriage record:

4 July 1861, St. Stephen's Church, Port Huron
Charles Cross, 49, Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio
Sophia Moross, 44, Port Huron
William Leblaw & Victoria Noross, both of Port Huron; L. Kilroy, Catholic

Charles Cross was the Mayor of Sandusky from 1853 to 1856. His first wife Matilda (some records list her name as Patience) died sometime between 1850 and 1860.

In the 1870 Erie County, Ohio Census Record, Charles Cross does not have a spouse listed. To date, I still do not know where Charles Cross and his bride of 1861 lived, and I do not know what happened to Sophia Moross Cross.

If anyone has any clues about Sophia, please let me know! Thanks!

Charles Cross died on November 18, 1889, and he is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.


Deborah Andrew said...

I don't have any information on Charles or Sophia but I was wondering could a copy of Charles' obituary give any information as to when Sophia died? has the Ohio Obituary Index 1830s-2009 that is from the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center at

In this index I found 2 obituaries that look like they are for your Charles Cross. One is from the Norwalk Reflector, Norwalk, Ohio newspaper and the other is from the Sandusky (Oh) (Daily) Register, Sandusky, Ohio newspaper.

It appears that you will have to order a copy of the obituaries from the Presidential Center.

Hope this helps.

Dorene from Ohio said...

Thanks so much! So far I haven't found any clues in obituaries...but I will keep on looking!