American Tree Starts

Daniel Wisser
abt. 1765

Peter Wisser
1810 - 1852

Jacob Wisser

Rudolph Wisser (Weiser)
abt. 1811-1893

John Wisser
abt. 1815

Daniel Wisser

Roman Wisser
abt.1863 - abt.1919

Eugene Wisser

Christian G. Wisser
1864 -

Benjamin Franklin Wisser (Weiser)
1862 -1931


Peter Cornell

1874 - 1911

Peter Cornell was born in August 1874 to to Stephen and Jane Cornell in New York, USA. (see 1900 census below)



Peter Cornell is shown married to Zella in the 1900 census along with their daughter Sara Jane Cornell.


Peter Cornell was married to Bertha May Vogelsang on March 27, 1901 and had the following known childeren:



1880 Census

Peter Cornell in the 1880 census

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1900 Census

The 1900 census detail helps clarify who was Peter's first wife. Some sites list Rosa as Peter's wife, but she was actually Fred's wife. The placement on the census can be confusing, but if you look at the number of years married it becomes clear. Fred and Rosa were married for 4 years, while Peter and Zella are still listed as 0 years.

Thier parents Stephan and Jane have been married for 30 years. Jane has given birth to 10 children and only 5 survive. In 11 more years she will lose at least one more. Peter will die in a logging accident.

Peter Cornell Census showing first wife.

1900 census for Peter Cornell

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Certificate of Marriage


Marriage of Peter Cornell and Bertha May Vogelsang


1910 Census

Starting on line 7: Peter Cornell - head 33, Bertha Cornell - wife 28, Sara J.- daughter 9, William-son 8, Harvey-son 6, Iva M. - daughter 4, Lamontte - Son 2, Lawrence - son 11 months.

Iva Wisser 1910 census




1912 Wilkes-Barre Record Almanac, Fatal Accidents in 1911 Other than those occurring on the Railroads and in and about the Mines of Luzerne County, for the twelve Months, ending with November 30, 1911.

(Only month of March shown here):

March 1911

1911 - March 16 :Newspaper Clip from "Wilkes-Barre Times"

Peter Cornell dies March 15, 19141

This clip lists his father as Stephan Cornell, a brother named Daniel, and a sister married to Peter Culp.

Update 3/23/2013: Today I located his sister Della May who was married to Bert Nelson Kulp.

I am currently serching for more information on Peter Cornell. Please drop me an email if you have anything else you would like to contribute.