GROZIER--Where was the first Grozier in our line from??
William Grozier's marriage record states that he came from Great Britain. Several places are possibilities of his birth. Scotland, England, and Sulfolk, Boston, MA are three.
One is Cherry Burton Parish, Yorkshire, England. A Johannis (John) Grozer et Janae had a son William born in parish records at the same time as his birth. Grozier's were also at Weeden Beck, England.
In Sulfolk, Boston, MA was a Bastian (Bastiaen) Gazeau (Gosier). He is both listed as French and a Huguenot. He had a son William born Aug. 19, 1687.
Scotland is also a place that had Grozier's at that time.
It would be hard to connect him without a Boston record giving a clue. My guess would be the Yorkshire, England location. He was in his early 30's when he married and most likely arrived in Boston a year or two before marrying which would be just before 1720. Since his descendants were mariners it is very likely that he also was a mariner. Life at sea was very hard and most retired young. When he died in Boston, MA at age 45, he had 4 children and had been married 14 years.
The early Groziers were seafaring; Captains and crew members of transport ships and fishing vessels. My Grandfather, Daniel Grozier went to sea as a Cabin boy at the age of eight. He retired from the sea when he was in his early thirties.
HOPKINS-- This line of the tree goes back to Stephen Hopkins of the Ship Mayflower.
SCHUTT-- They originated in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany and came to America in 1874.
SCHROTH--This family was from Baden, Germany and came to America by 1855.
PEAL--Came to America in 1835 to New Jersey. The ancestor of our line came to Cincinnati about 1854. They were from Engter by Osnabrick, Hanover, Germany.
- About 1903 family picture. (55 KB)
Aunt Eunice Grozier Hatch, Daniel and Hattie holding John, Viola and Ina are the little girls.
- Jack and Doris Welton, Lillian and Jane Grozier (87 KB)
This picture was taken in the late 50's.
- Viola, Lillian and baby, Ina and Doris. (119 KB)
Taken in 1965 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The baby is Rebecca Anspach (Lillian's granddaughter).
- Hattie Grozier (45 KB)
Hattie as a young girl.
- Jane and Joan (82 KB)
Two Grozier Cousins.
- Daniel Grozier (27 KB)
The father of John, Viola, Doris, Luther and Ina Grozier.
- John W. Grozier (60 KB)
Sitting in his office at work.
- John W. Grozier's children and spouses. (29 KB)
David Grozier, Jane Grozier Anspach, Tom Anspach and Marlene Rodgers Grozier.
- Hattie Grozier (70 KB)
Hattie as a young woman.
- Grozier Family Crest (59 KB)
This old family crest was handed down in the family and currently is owned by John Grozier.
The i was dropped from the name for several of the early generations.
- Jack Welton in 1955 (92 KB)
Very handsome in his navy uniform.
- Lillian C. Grozier (70 KB)
The wife of John W. Grozier
- My family June 2006 (84 KB)
Eric, Susan, Jane, Rebecca, Tom.
- Luther Grozier (38 KB)
At age 14.
- Luther and Dorothy Grozier (65 KB)
At the beach on Cape Cod in 1930.
- Irene Welton Edman (80 KB)
Top picture is of Irene and John Edman, a wedding picture.
- Jane and Joan (63 KB)
The Grozier cousins are in Foxboro in 1955 in the picture.
- Viola Hodges Grozier (73 KB)
Viola about 1930
- At the Beach, Cape Cod August 1930 (291 KB)
Lillian and John Wesley Grozier, Viola Hodges, Dot Grozier, Damen Hodges in top photo.
Lillian, Viola, Damen, Dot, Luther Grozier in bottom.
- Jack, Ray, Linda, Doris Welton and Lillian & Jane (109 KB)
This picture was taken in Cincinnati, Ohio when the Welton's visited the Grozier's in 1955.
- Doris Grozier Welton and family (71 KB)
Jack, Doris, Arthur, Linda on their porch in 1955.
- Christopher and Mary Peal (31 KB)
Christopher immigrated to the USA in 1835 with his parents when he was a child. He grew up in New Jersey and moved to Cincinnati, Ohio at age 20.
- John Grozier (in 1959?) (50 KB)
Pictured is John the son of Luther when he was visiting his Uncle John in Cincinnati, OH.
- Thanksgiving Dinner 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio. (81 KB)
At the Tom Anspach home gathered for Thanksgiving are Jane's parents, Lillian and John and he brother David and family.
- Joan Grozier (76 KB)
Joan in her airline stewardess uniform in August 1964.
- Lillian Grozier (42 KB)
At home in 1957.
- Viola Hodges, Lillian Grozier and Dorothy Grozier (37 KB)
The year is 1966.
- Aunt Julia's stand on the Cape. (66 KB)
John W. Grozier's Aunt Julia and her husband in their stand, "The Blue Lantern", in Provincetown, MA about 1928.
- John as boy in school (84 KB)
- At the beach on the cape (44 KB)
Ina Grozier Fowler, Hattie, Ina's children Bud and
Doris in 1928.
- The next generation of Groziers. (86 KB)
JD Grozier and 2 of his grandsons, Jack and Henry.
- A New England home in Mass. (50 KB)
Around 1928 or before- Ina's house
- A picnic in Cincinnati, Ohio (76 KB)
Left to right, Jane, Becky, Tom Anspach, Doris, Ray Welton, Ina Fowler, Viola Hodges, Lillian Grozier.
- John W. Young 1836-1894 (85 KB)
John Wesley Young was the Father of Hattie and the Grandfather of John W. Grozier. He was the Captain of the Race Point Lifesaving Station (the forerunner of the Coast Guard) and a lifesaver. Early in life he went to sea as a young man.
Picture courtesy of Joan Allen.
- Highland Lighthouse, N. Truro, MA (74 KB)
Highland Light also called Cape Cod Light being moved inland. This picture was taken September 1996 by Joan Allen.
- Race Point Light (46 KB)
John Young, our ancestor was a lifesaver at this lighthouse and for a while the lighthousekeeper.
- Tombstones at Old North Cemetery, North Truro, MA (245 KB)
These tombstones are four of the Grozier's stones in this Cape Cod Cemetery. The Cemetery dates back to 1713. The pictures were taken by Joan Allen.
- The Fowlers (174 KB)
Doris, Roy and Ina Fowler.
- Truro, MA (93 KB)
Early Truro when Daniel was young.
- Hattie (18 KB)
Hattie Grozier wife of Daniel.
- Joan Allen, Lillian Grozier and Jane Anspach (52 KB)
Joan, Lillian and Jane were in Cincinnati, OH attending the Ballet when this picture was taken in 1999.
- Luther Grozier (22 KB)
Luther as a young man.
- John and Lillian Grozier (264 KB)
- Joan and Jerrold Allen (35 KB)
Taken August 9, 2003 in Jackson, MS.