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Judith (Lichty) Wisser

(Wisser Tree 5)

So far I have not found a connection to my tree (Wisser Tree 1)

Judith (Lichty) Wisser was born 10 Sep 1825; she died 27 Apr 1895.

She was the daughter of Abraham D. Lichty and granddaughter of David Lichty. (from "History Of Lehigh County PA, by Charles Rhoads Roberts, 1914)(see below)

She married Daniel Wisser who was born 19 Jul 1824; he died 28 Aug 1894.

They had at least 8 children.

1. Oliver T. 1847-1871 buried near parents;

2. Wilson;

3. Mary A.;

4. Sarah E.;

5. Morris Sep 1856-1929--he was deaf;

6. Caroline Margaret 19 Dec 1858 - 6 Mar 1860 buried near parents. (She lived just over 1 year)

7. Diana 3 Feb 1861-3 Aug 1903 buried at Schoenersville Cem with husband Adam H. Bittner; (see image of grave site below)

8. Daniel A.Wisser Jul 1863-1934.

(Most of the above information was provided by Shirley E. Miller)


(Sorry, I don't know what paper this is from)

Thursday, May 2, 1895

Judith, widow of Daniel Wisser, died aged 69 years, 7 months and 17 days. Her husband died last summer at Bittner’s Corner. She was the oldest member of the Lichty Family, of which J. Adam Lichty of this city, is the youngest and she is the tenth person to die on the Wisser homestead since 1865. She left four children, thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The children are Wilson of Weisenburg, Daniel and Morris on the homestead, and Mrs. Adam Bittner of Bittner’s Corner. The surviving brothers and sisters are Daivd Lichty of Rockland, Bucks County; Daniel of Kansas; Lewis of Grimville, Jacob and J. Adam Lichty of this city and Mrs. John Shonacker of Kutztown. The funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon at the Grimsville Church and Rev. K. Berndt of Kutztown will officiate. Mrs. Wisser died from apoplexy. While engaged about her duties on the premises, last Tuesday morningt, she felt the first stroke come and sank to the ground helpless. Her son and daughter-in-law came quickly to her assistance and a physician was summoned. She seemed improved next day, but another stroke made her comatose and she lingered unconscious to the end.

 Daniel and his wife Judith are buried at New Bethel (Zion) Cem, Grimsville, Greenwich, Berks Co.

(Image provided by Shirley E. Miller)



Diana (Wisser) Bittner and Adam H. Bittner are buried at New Bethel (Zion) Cem, Grimsville, Greenwich, Berks Co.

(Image provided by Shirley E. Miller)


Lichty Family
From: Anniversary History Of Lehigh County, Vol. II, Copyright 1914

Marx Lichty, a native of Switzerland, was born March 16, 1753. He emigrated to PA when ayoung man, settling at Kline's Corner (Farmington) in Berks county. He was a farmer. His wife as Anna B. Altenderfer, of Berks county, PA. He died in Maxatawny township, May 5, 1817, and is buried at the Ziegel's church. They were members of the Lutheran church. Their children were: Abraham (buried at Zion's church in Maxatawny); Peter (who moved West); David; Mrs. Daubenspeck; Mrs. Joseph Blaliet; Mrs. Ziegler, and Mrs. Ginginger.

David Lichty, son of Marx, was born in Upper Macungie township, Lehigh county, June 5, 1777. On April 16, 1799, he married Susanna Bachman, widow of John Moyer, born March 9, 1769, died Feb. 9, 1839, and buried at the Dunkel's church, in Greenwich township, Berks county, where he was a farmer. His homestead was the William Moyer farm, situated south of Klinesville, Pa. They had four children: Abraham; Rachel ( married Peter Weiss); Susanna (married Reuben Schwartz and moved West); and Mrs. Daniel Leiby.

Abraham D. Lichty, the oldest son of David, was born May 5, 1804, in Greenwich township, and there in 1825 he married Rebecca Dietrich, born Oct. 11, 1805, and died Nov. 9, 1886, aged 81 years. She was a daughter of John Adam and granddaughter of Johannes Dietrich, the latter having emigrated to America in 1751.

Abraham was a blacksmith and a wheelwright. he died at Krumsville, Pa., Dec. 17, 1858. He and his wife and her parents are buried at the grimville church. The children:

Judith married Daniel Wisser
David married Elizabeth Bieber
Lucinda married John Schlonecker
Daniel married Mary Altenderfer
Lewis married Catharine Oswald
Jacob married Carolline Clauss
J. Adam married Catharine Kroninger

John Adam Lichty, of Allentown, the youngest son of Abraham, was born at Grimville, in Berks county, July 6, 1846 and for thirty two years (from 1864 until 1896) was a public school teacher, having taught in Greenwich township eight terms, at Lyons one term, at Topton seven terms, at Orville one term, and the rest of the time in Lehigh county, one term of which was in Allentown. From 1869 to 1889 in connection with teaching he was an organist and choir leader, stationed at Dunkel's church, five years; Topton ten years and the Lowhill church five years. In Lowhill township he served the office of justice of the peace.

In 1866 he married Catharine Kroninger, a daughter of David and Henrietta (Heiser) Kronginer, who lived in Greenwich township. She was born Aug. 20, 1846, and she died at Allentow, Aug. 24, 1904. Five of their fourteen children are deceased; those living are: Susan (married John Petay)_; Thomas (of Allentown); Amon (of Pennsburg); robert (of Allentown); Carmi K.; John (of Fullerton); Asa (of Bowmanstown); Amy (m. Harleigh Diehl); and Mark ofAllentown.

CARMI K. LICHTY, a school teacher in North Whitehall township, was born at Topton, PA. April 23, 1875, and worked on a farm until he was sixteen years old; then for three years he worked in a factory at Allentown. He was granted a license to teach school at the age of nineteen and he has been a public school teacher for ninteen consecutive terms. He was granted a professional certificate in 1911. His first term was taught at Schadts School House in Whitehall township and in that district he taught four terms four terms in Washington tonwship and eleven terms in North Whitehall. Socially he is a member of the claussville Castle, K. g. E. he is a Democrat and served the party as County Committeeman of his district for four years and for four years he was an auditor of North Whitehall township, where he has lived since 1896. He owns a valuable tract of 15 acres on the state pike between Siegersville and Schnecksville. In 1896 he was married to jennie E. Smith, a daughter of W. H. and Caroline (Kistler) Smith, of Lynnport, PA. they have four children: E. Juanita; Naomi R. (Who died in infancy); Olivia S. and Luther S.


(NOTICE: The 1914 article shown above contains a few errors. I have information from Shirler E. Miller that lists the corrections. I will post them when I locate her letter. Gary A.Wisser)



Census Information:

1850 - Listed under the name Weaser

1860 - Listed under the name Wiesser

1870 - Listed under the name Wiesser

1880 - Listed under the name Wiser (Judith is spelled Juddy)