Stephen was born in Ohio , but traveled with his parents and part of his older siblings "out west" to Richland Co., Wisconsin right after his birth.
I found him one time with John and Elizabeth in Bloom , Wisconsin on the census but only one time and that was in 1880
John died in 1894 and his wife Elizabeth died in 1876 both of them are buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Bloom, Richland Co., Wisconsin , they have a daughter also buried with them and listed on their headstone
Rebecca Ann who died in 1874
Since this was done and I have a picture of this headstone, if Stephen had passed away I am sure they would have done the same for him as they did his older sister.
But he seems to have vanished into thin air.
Is anyone able to assist me ? Iam from Michigan and have made the trip twice to Richland Co but the last time the courthouse was closed.
John Gross was from Germany , so his children were first generation American's. His older son Daniel was my 3rd Gr Grandfather and served Ohio in the Civil War.
This couple had 9 children and I only have 3 that have questions left for them , Stephen is one of them
His other two sons Jacob Gross 1857
and Marion Douglas Gross born in 1859 are the others that I need help with.
Both were born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, both had to have gone to Wisconsin with their parents when they left Ohio since they were so young.
But I find no record of them , nor graves for them not even on the farm the Gross family owned.