John G GROSSER was born 16 September 1923 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA. He married Fannie Elaine DONALDSON 14 January 1949 in Penfield, Monroe County, New York. He died 09 July 1997 in Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA. Fannie Elaine DONALDSON was born 22 June 1930 in Fowler, St Lawrence County, New York, USA. She died 18 February 2001 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA.

Children of John G GROSSER and Fannie Elaine DONALDSON are:
1. Heidi GROSSER, b. Private
2. John Frank GROSSER, b. Private
3. Terry GROSSER, b. Private

Marriage Notes for John G GROSSER\Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:

From the St. Lawrence Plaindealer, 8 Febriuary, 1949:
Miss Susan Ryan of West Walworth was hostess to 30 guests on Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Grosser, at a shower in honor of Miss Fanny Donaldson of Canton, who is at present residing in the home of Mr. and Mrs: Robert Turnbull, East Ave., Fairport. Miss Donald son will be married this Friday, evening, Jan. 14 at 7 o'clock to John G. Grosser. The wedding will take place in Penfield Baptist Church.


From the Fairport Herald-Mail, 27 January 1949:
Fannie Donaldson Weds John G. Grosser.
In a candle-light ceremony. performed by the Rev. Kenneth Estey in the Penfield Baptist Church, Jan. 14, 1949, at 7 o'clock in the evening, Fannie Elaine Donaldson. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Donaldson, of Canton, and John. G. Grosser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Grosser of Penfield were united In marriage. Bridal music was under the direction of Marvin Fox.
The bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a gown of white candlelight satin with silver slippers. A full length lace edged veil completed her costume, and she carried a bouquet of carnations and gardenias tied with silver ribbons. Mrs. Lyman Eggleeton of Gouverneur was her sister's matron of honor.
Susan Ryan of West Walworth and Gloria Cialine of East Rochester were her bridesmaids. Carol Turnbull, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Turnbull of Fairport was junior bridesmaid and Karen Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Car Miller of Penfield, was flower girl.
The attendants wore taffeta gowns of blue, pink and yellow with matching feather headpieces. Their bouquets of white carnations were tied with ribbons to match their gowns.
Howard Grosser was best man and the ushers were Keith Hartung and Edgar Thomas, of Penfield.
Mrs. Donaldson wore a costume of blue and Mrs. Grosser was dressed in green. Each wore a corsage of gardenias.
The church was decorated with gladioli, carnations and palms. Carnations and the bridesmaids' bouquets formed the decorations at the Cottage Hotel, where a receptIon for 200 guests was held. Following a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Grosser are residing at 29 East Ave., Fairport.
Out of town guests were present from Mexico, Canton, Lisbon,, Gouverneur, Brockport, Syracuse, Rochester and Greece. The bride was entertained at showers by Miss Susan Ryan, Mrs. Bernice Donaldson and by her associates at Rochester Manufacturing Company.


From the St. Lawrence Plaindealer, 8 February, 1949:
Mr & Mrs John G. Grosser
Miss Fannie E. Donaldson Becomes Bride
Daughter Of Canton Family Is Wed
To John G. Grosser Of Penfield. N. Y.
Miss Fannie Elaine Donaldson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Donaldson of Canton became the bride of John G. Grosser son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Grosser of Penfield. N. Y. on Friday evening, January 14, at the Penfield Baptist Church. The candlelight ceremony was Performed by the Reverend Kenneth Estry.
The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a gown of white candlelight satin and a long veil edged with lace. She wore silver slippers and carried a bouquet of carnations and gardenias tied with silver ribbons.
The matron of honor, Mrs. Lyman Eggleston of Gouverneur. wore a pink gown. The bridesmaids were Miss Susan Ryan of West Walworth, who wore a gown of blue and Miss Glory Cellenne of East Rochester, who wore a gown of pink. The junior brides-maid, Miss Carol Turnbull, wore a gown of pink. Karen Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Miller of Penfield. was the flower girl.
Howard Grosser of Penfield, the bridegroom's bother was the best man. The ushers were Keith Hartung and Edgar Thoms, both of Penfield.
The bride's mother wore a blue dress and corsage of gardenia. Mrs. Grosser chose a green dress, also worn with gardenias.
Following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the Cottage Hotel in Fairport for 200 guests.
Upon returning from a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls. the couple will make their home in Fairport,
The bride is a graduate of Knox Memorial High School, Russell. Four years ago. when her parents purchased the John Gaffney farm in Canton. she went to Rochester where she has been working since.
Mr. Grosser is employed as a fur-niture maker in Rochester.

Other Marriages/Unions for Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:
See Millard James KNIBBS & Fannie Elaine DONALDSON OR William STEVENSON & Fannie Elaine DONALDSON

Notes for John G GROSSER:

From The Herald-Mail, Fairport NY., 22 February 1945:
Penfield and East Rochester Marines Enjoy Reunion
Pfc. John G. Grosser of Penfield and Cpl. Richard J. Hyland of East Rochester recently met in a rest camp at Hilo, Philippine Islands. John and Richard joined the United States Marines in October 1943. They split up after a few months together because of military operations. After 10 months of separation, they have met again and consider themselves fortunate to be in the same battalion. They have hopes of staying together from now on.
John is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Grosser of Penfield. His brother, Cpl. Theodore Grosser, is somewhere in France serving with Army, and another brother, Howard Grosser, was recently discharged from the Navy.
Richard, son of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Hyland of East Rochester, has a sister and two brothers in the service, Cpl. Catherine E. Hyland in the U. S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, Cpl. George T. Hyland of the U. S. Marine Corps somewhere in the Pacific, and David J. Hyland Jr., in the Navy Air Corps. Their father served as a Marine in World War 1, and is very proud of his daughter and sons.


From The Herald-Mail, Fairp[ort NY., 29 November 1945:
John Grosser, U.S. Marines, who has been honorably discharged has returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Grosser.


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The following is an obituary for John's father, John F. Grosser who was very active in the Penfield town.
From the Fairport Herald-Mail, 25 January, 1951:
Services Held for John Grosser, Long-Time Penfield Civic Leader.
John Frank Grosser, 56, former chief' of the Penfield Fire Company and prominent figure in community life, died Jan. 18, at his home, 1881 Pen-field Rd.
Mr. Grosser joined the Fire Company In 1929 and three years later was elected lieutenant. He became assistant chief in 1938 and chief In 1943, holding the latter position two years. At the time of his death he was treasurer of the fire company and president of the Northern Central Volunteer Firemen's Association.
Mr. Grosser was a member of the Monroe County Fire District Officers Association and served as chairrnan for several years. He served as a board member of the county Volunteer Firemen's Association for 10 years, and was appointed to the State Volunteer Firemen's Legislative Committee In 1939. He was also a member of the State, Monroe County and Western New York Firemen's AssociatIon and the State Fire Chief's Association.
In addition to his volunteer fire department work Mr. Grosser was one of the founders and vice-president of the Penfield Community Chest. He was Chest campaign director for two years, in one of which the quota sought was nearly doubled. He also helped to organize the town's "loans cupboard" which provides hospital equipment for the sick.
Active Politician
Active also In town politics, Mr. Grosser served as a Republican town committeeman for 10 years and as treasurer of the Penfield Republican Club for the same lemngth of time. He was a member of the Penfield, Union Lodge F&AM.
Born in Rochester. Mr. Grosser vas Employed at the W. B. Coon shoe plant in that city for rnore than 30 years.
He leaves his wife, Martha Kirby Grosser: three sons. Howard and John Grosser of Penfield, and Theodore Grosser of Fairport; three daughters. Mrs. Carl Miller and Mrs. Robert Turnbull of Penfield, and Mrs. Kenneth Reus of Fairport: two sisters, rs. Catherine Wagner and Mrs. Vall Bauman of Rochester; three brothers, Frank and William of Rochester and George of Penfield, and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday In Fairport. The Rev. Kenneth Estey officiated. Burial was In Oakwood Cemetery.
A Masonic service was conducted by Penfield Union Lodge at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Notes for Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:

Also known as: faye

From The Daily Record, July 15 1966:
Judgements in Supreme and County Courts.
Fanny Grosser, 1197 Park ave., and Millard Knibbs, 1197 Park ave., favor Moe Schreber

This simply proves the conection between Fannie and Millard Knibbs.

John Grosser
mentioned in the record of Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson

Name:John Grosser
Wife:Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
Other information in the record of Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries

Name:Mrs Fannie Elaine Or Faye Stevenson
Event Type:Obituary
Event Date:27 Feb 2001
Event Place:New York, United States
Birth Date:22 Jun 1930
Death Date:18 Feb 2001
Death Place:Syracuse, New York
Burial Place:Richville
Newspaper:Watertown Daily Times

Spouse and Children
John GrosserHusbandMale
William StevensonHusbandMale
John GrosserSonMale
Jesse GrosserSonMale
Heidi DiazDaughterFemale
Terry GrosserDaughterFemale
Fannie SmithDaughterFemale
Billie Jo BabcockDaughterFemale
Parents and Siblings
Jesse J DonaldsonFatherMale
Leslie DonaldsonBrotherMale
Edna EgglestonSisterFemale
Bernie DonaldsonBrotherMale
Jesse DonaldsonBrotherMale
Elmer DonaldsonBrotherMale
Florence HiltsSisterFemale
Others on Record
Rev William G HartNonrelativeMale
Fannie Jo Buck DonaldsonUnknownFemale

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The following relates to the death of Fannie's mother.
From the Oswego Palladium, Apr-Jun 1969:
Mexico Native Dies Funeral To Be Sunday
CANTON — Mrs. Fannie J. Donaldson, 74 wife of Jesse J. Donaldson, Old DeKalb Road, died this morning at 8:15 in the Edward John .Noble Hospital after a long illness.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, Rev. Calvin F. Zimmer, pastor of the Canton United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Richville.
Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons. Bernie and Jesse. Jr., both of Gouverneur: Elme,. Wolcott: Leslie, Canton: - three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Florence) Hilts. Mrs. Lyman (Edna) Eggtoston, both of Canton: Mrs John (Fannie) Grosser, Gouverneur: 27 grandchildren: 27 great-grandchildren: nephews and a niece.
Born Nov. 2. 1894, at Mexico, a daughter of Charles and Josephine Daniels Buck, she attended Mexico schools and for years was organist at The Mexico Methodist Church. She was married to Jesse Donaldson of Canton at Mexico. The couple operated farms in the Canton-Gouveneur vicinity.

Sources for Fannie Elaine DONALDSON:

  1. Personal Contact with Becky Knibbs,
  2. Family Search - United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014,

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