Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John Robertson Wissler[1]

Male 1844 - 1923  (78 years)


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  • Name John Robertson Wissler 
    Born 9 Sep 1844  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1867  Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    merchant 
    Eby ID Number 00134-8260 
    Died 27 Jun 1923  Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Elora Cemetery, Elora, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I13775  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Sem Wissler,   b. 21 Mar 1819, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1865, Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Jane Robertson,   b. 15 Oct 1826, Insch, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1907, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1843  Greenbush (Kitchener), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Family ID F3773  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet Biggar,   b. 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1901, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1867  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Franklin Robert Wissler,   b. 14 Jul 1868, Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Mary Fanny Wissler,   b. 25 Feb 1870, Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Sem Wissler,   b. 27 Dec 1874,   d. 11 Apr 1901  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F3775  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Sep 1844 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - merchant - 1867 - Salem, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Sep 1867 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jun 1923 - Fergus, Nichol Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • John Robertson Wissler, "the eldest, was born September 9th, 1844. He is married to Harriet Bigger and resides in Salem where he is the possessor of his father's grist and flour mills. He held the position as reeve for Nichol Township for many years and now is clerk for said township. His family consists of three children"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). 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: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

  • Sources 
    1. [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..., 672.

    2. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cemetery, E., America, N., County, W., & Cemetery, E. (1844). John Robertson Wissler (1844-1923) - Find A Grave.... Findagrave.com. Retrieved 31 August 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/32289164/john-robertson-wissler.

    3. [S31] News - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Dumfries Reformer (1850-1892), 9 Oct 1867.
      Biggar, Harriet married 26 Sep 1867 to John B. Wissler At the residence of the bride's mother in Elora, by the Reverend James Davidson, Presbyterian Minister of Alma. The Bride, the youngest daughter of the late George Biggar, formerly of Galt; the groom, a merchant of Salem.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Minister of The German Evangelical Protestant Lutheran Church Greenbush, Waterloo Township, Halton County, Wellington District, 31 Aug. 1842 to 31 Aug. 1843 report 25.
      Sem Wissler, Tanner, to Jane Robertson, both of Waterloo. Wit. Henry Eby, Printer and Elisabeth Bowers, both of Waterloo.