Biography of James Goossen
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Goossen, James, born in Holland April 4, 1859, is the youngest of nine children of James, born in 1814 and Sarah (Cappon) Goossen, born in 1817, natives of Holland, who came to Rochester in August, 1862. He afterward came to Marion and engaged in farming on fifty acres, which he sold after three years and rented a 350 acre farm, on which he remained three years. He went to Kalamazoo, Mich., and purchased a farm which he traded for city property there, later went to Oshtemo and engaged in farming, and then traded for the farm he settled in Marion when he came from Holland, which he now owns. He now lives retired, aged eighty, and his wife aged seventy seven. Subject was educated in the common schools of Marion and Kalamazoo. He started selling goods on ioads, first on foot and afterward with a wagon; and in 1879 commenced in the building he now owns, and carries the largest stock in Marion. He married, May 18, 1893, Sarah Goossen, of Kalamazoo, a native of Marion and daughter of Abraham and Catharine (Faruieau) Goossen, natives of Holland.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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