Born in Willstätt, he immigrated to England in 1773 and later to the colony of New York where he became a merchant. Being a Loyalist, he left America after the American War of Independence and returned to England. In 1785, he returned to North America and settled in Quebec City. Through endeavours that started with his first grocery store and extended to real estate operations, with money lending and discounting in between, Pozer succeeded in building a fortune over 30 years.
Among his many real estate possessions was the Aubert-Gallion Seigneurie that he bought in 1807. Ten years later, he settled in Aubert-Gallion 189 German immigrants. Most of these immigrants died after a forest clearing spread into a wildfire. After this unsuccessful attempt to established German compatriots in Aubert-Gallion, Pozer, despite being a Protestant and a Loyalist, began collaborating with the Catholic Church and the francophone population. He gave the land to the Archdiocese of Quebec for the establishment of the parish of Saint-Georges. The choosing of the name "Saint-Georges" is an hommage to George Pozer. He is considered as the founder of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce.
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- Pozer family fonds from the McCord Museum
- A brief history of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce (in French)
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