Mr. Ossmann was married September 23, 1853, to Miss Catherine Hauser, a native of Germany, by whom he has had eight children, all of whom are living: Amelia, born in Ohio, is the wife of Henry Kern, by whom she has five children. Gustave A. is married, has three sons, and resides in San Francisco. Louisa married Harry Ellmore and resides in San Francisco. Emma B. is single. The family were reared Protestants.
Since coming to California Mr. Ossmann has resided in Redding. He was Deputy County Treasurer during the years 1870 and 1871. Twelve years he acted as Assessor of the city. He was Notary Public eighteen years. He has 160 acres of land and owns three houses and lots in Redding. He is a man of much experience, intelligence and reliability.
Source: Memorial and Biographical History of Northern
California, Lewis Publishing Co. , 1891
Transcribed by: Betty Wilson, August 2004