Sacramento County, California, Family Sketches
An American Adventure
Musser - Christian Musser was enumerated in the 1850 census in Yuba County as a miner and in the 1852 state census in Sacramento. Christian served as a Sergeant in the California Infantry 6th Regiment from 1863 to 1865. The Musser family left the Sacramento area around 1871 or 1872.

In 1860, he was a cabinet maker in the fourth ward of Sacramento with wife Mary O'Reilly and four children: John Musser, Joseph Musser, Kate Musser, and Alex Musser. In 1861, Christian received a land warrant for his service as a Private in Captain Westcott's Company in the 2nd Regiment, U. S. Infantry. Located in Marysville, California, Christian assigned the quarter section to Michael Calvert.

Christian Musser's eldest son John Musser was born in 1849 near Sutterville, Sacramento County, but lived most of his adult life in Allen and Auglaize counties in Ohio with wife Mary Elizabeth Ames. Christian's youngest son, George Washington Musser, later served as Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court from 1909 to 1915.