Business; General stores; Civil War, 1861-1865; World War, 1939-1945; Ration books
United States
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2928 Goss-Emerling Family Papers Inventory of Goss-Emerling Family Papers A2928 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-10-02 06:32:13 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Goss-Emerling Family Papers Goss, Henry, circa 1820-circa 1869 A2928 0.12 Cubic Feet (2 folders (21 items)) 1838-1948 Processing Information Processed by Dennis Northcott, January 2004. Donor Information Papers were donated by Dr. David Light in December 2003. Dr. Light had received the papers from one of his patients, William Luke, circa 1965. Biographical Sketch Henry Goss was born circa 1820 in Florissant, St. Louis County, Missouri. He married Jane Martin, who presumably died in the 1850s. Henry Goss married Octavia Street (nee Brazeau) on February 5, 1857, in St. Louis County. He died circa April 24, 1869, near Florissant at the age of 49. His daughter Adeline married Wendel Emerling December 8, 1874, in St. Louis County. Scope and Contents The collection contains family correspondence, business papers, and newspaper clippings of the Goss and Emerling (or Emmerling) families of St. Louis. Notable items include the day book of Henry Goss' general store at Florissant, 1838-1842; discharge papers of Ohio Civil War soldier Wendel Emerling; and World War II ration book of Irene Ella Emmerling. Collection also includes two family letters written to James and William H. Luke, who possibly were related to the Goss-Emerling family. Arrangement The collection is arranged chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Goss-Emerling Family Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. General stores -- Missouri -- Florissant Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Ration books South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- Armed Forces World War, 1939-1945 -- France Goss-Emerling family Emerling, Wendel United States. Army. Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865) Day book of Henry Goss' general store at Florissant. Nineteenth-century newspaper clippings are pasted on many of the pages. These clippings contain recipes, marriage announcements, death notices, and other articles relating to Florissant area residents. Genealogical notes regarding the Goss, Martin, and Withington families are pasted on the front cover. 1838-1842 1 1 Letter signed Henry Goss, St. Louis, to [Jane Martin]. Invites her to a barbecue. 1840 June 29 1 2 Letter signed Henry Goss, St. Louis, to [Jane Martin]. 1840 Sept 14 1 2 Summons to Wendel, Abbie, Caroline, Catherine, and Philip Emerling, heirs of Philip Emerling, to appear before the Erie County, New York, Surrogate's Court in the matter of proving the will of Philip Emerling. 1857 Sept 10 1 2 Discharge paper of Private Wendel Emerling, 1st Ohio Cavalry, given at Pulaski, Tennessee. Includes note of paymaster, dated January 31, 1864. 1864 Jan 3 1 2 Discharge paper of Corporal Wendel Emerling, 1st Ohio Veteran Cavalry Volunteers, given at Hilton Head, South Carolina. Includes note regarding payment of bounty, dated March 19, 1867. 1865 Sept 13 1 2 Receipt of P. & B. Donnelly, undertakers, St. Louis, to Mathilda Goss. 1876 Dec 9 1 2 Letter signed William Hislop, Mary Ann Cottage, Broughton Place, [Edinburgh, Scotland], to James Luke. 1881 Oct 12 1 2 Letter signed [uncle] Robert, Edinburgh, to William H. Luke, St. Louis. Congratulates him on his marriage. Discusses the fact that William, a Protestant, has married a Catholic. 1904 Dec 28 1 2 War ration book of Irene Ella Emmerling, St. Louis. 1942 1 2 St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper obituary of King Baggot, cousin of Abbie and Irene Emmerling. 1948 July 12 1 2 Handwritten poem in pencil titled "On Friendship." Verso contains handwritten notes regarding family marriages. No date 1 2 Handwritten poem signed Fred Goss, Florissant, Mo. Written on back of printed instructions for the use of patent metallic burial cases and caskets manufactured by Crane, Breed & Co. No date 1 2 Newspaper clippings, including obituary of Rev. Judocus Van Assche. No date 1 2 Envelope of H.D. & R.S. O'Brien, pensions and patents, St. Louis. No date 1 2 Page of stationery of Haas & Alt, realtors; Wm. H. Luke, branch manager. No date 1 2