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Jacob Heiser Wissler[1, 2]
Male 1841 - 1915


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  • Birth  22 May 1841  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  1865  , Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation  1880  Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    train master 
    Invention  1908  Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    rail repair device 
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    Eby ID Number  00030-2337.1 
    Died  1915  Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  Columbia Furnace Union Church Cemetery, Columbia Furnace, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I2192  Generations
    Last Modified  10 Dec 2018 

    Father  John Eby Wissler,   b. 31 Oct 1810, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1870, , Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Tyson Heyser,   b. 1818, , Montgomery Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1888, , Shenandoah Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Dec 1835  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2679  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary A. Devitt,   b. 1 Feb 1844, Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914 
    Married  27 Sep 1865  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. William Wissler,   b. 18 Aug 1866,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Arthur Wissler,   b. 8 Oct 1871,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edwin Wissler,   b. 22 Sep 1873,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gertrude Wissler,   b. 16 Aug 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Bertha Wissler,   b. 9 Jan 1878,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F705  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 530.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 671.

    3. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Jacob Wissler, 24, res. Virginia, b. Waterloo, son of John & Hannah, married 27 Sept 1865 Mary Devitt, 22, res. Waterloo, b. Waterloo, daughter of Barnabas & Magdalene

    4. [S1639] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1880 10th Census, Madison, Shenandoah, Virginia; Roll: 1390; Page: 427B; Enumeration District: 086.
      Jacob Whissler39 b. Canada Train? Master
      Mary Whissler33
      William Whissler13 b. Virginia
      Arthur Whissler8
      Gertrud Whissler4
      Edward Whissler6
      Bertha Whissler2

    5. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, C., America, N., County, S., Furnace, C., & Cemetery, C. (1841). Jacob Wissler (1841-1915) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 31 August 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23585683.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 May 1841 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1865 - , Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Sep 1865 - , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - train master - 1880 - Madison, Madison, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInvention - rail repair device - 1908 - Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1915 - Lyndhurst, Augusta, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Columbia Furnace Union Church Cemetery, Columbia Furnace, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
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