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John Adolphus Koosen (c1860-1913)
c1860 Born Johann Adolphe Koosen in Dresden, Germany.
1878 Became a naturalised British subject
1894 Married Kathleen Tyrell Pyt Vere Sall
1895 December 16th. In court for driving a car without a person carrying a red flag in front. He is of 1 Sussex Place, Southsea. 'Propelled by steam'. Fined 1s.
1904 KOOSEN, J. A., 1, Sussex Place, Southsea. Car: 6-h.p. Lutzmann. Is extremely devoted to all out-door sports. Finds motoring of exceptional value as a cure for insomnia and other nervous affections. Wishes to encourage motoring because it leads to a great saving of time, and also greater sanitation in the streets. Clubs: Royal, Portsmouth, Corinthian Yacht, Aero, Isle of Wight, Gun, A.C.G.B. & I. 
1904 KOOSEN, Mrs. J. A., 1, Sussex Place, Southsea. Car: 6-h.p. Lutzmann. Has been an enthusiastic motorist since 1895. Has had some exciting adventures on the road. Is fond of writing short stories, especially on motoring matters, upon which she writes with the experience of an expert chauffeuse. 
1913 24th September. John Adolphus Koosen dies at Forbury, Worthing.