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Actual census records with Wissers


Any Wisser I find information on. Mostly pre-1950


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Gidion Wisser

Gideon Wisser 1907

about 1846 -

(unknown tree)


Gidion Wisser is listed in the 1850 Census as being 4 years old. This would put his birth date about 1846. So far Gidion Wisser has not been connected with my family tree although he lives in the same small township as my family.

Back   - Effie Wieser, (LaRue 's grandmother), Lily May Wieser Remington, Charlie Remington, Wilbur Risser

Middle - Glen Remington, Charles Wieser, Lottie Wieser Risser

Front   - Leslie Klopp, (laRue grandfather) holding Edward, Grandpa Gideon, Grandma Elizabeth holding Alvin (LaRue 's father) Mamie Wieser.

Gidion Wisser Family in 1907

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Photo and photo information provided by from Robert A. Wieser.

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Gideon is seen living with three different males named Jonathan Wisser.


Jonathan Wisser born about 1799 - He appears to be Gidion's father. I am still working to confirm that. (2/17/13 gaw)


Jonathan Wisser born about 1827

Jonathan Wisser born about 1757

Gideon seems to be a Civil War Vet. He may have lied about his age to be able to serve.


Located under the following names:


Census Records


Jonathan Wisser is listed in the 1850 Census as being 50 years old.

Abby 17 Female
Maryan 11 Female
Henry 7 Male
Gideon 4 Male
Thomas 2 Male

Jonathan Wisser in 1850 census

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Year: 1860; Census Place:  South WhitehallLehigh Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1131; Page:  595; Image:  80; Family History Library Film:  805131

Gidion Wisser Family on 1860 census

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Gidion Wisser in 1860 census

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Military Service

name: Geidon Weaser
also known as: Gideon Wisser
event: Military Service
rank in: Private
rank out: Private
side: Union
state (or origin): Pennsylvania
military unit: 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
company: I
general note: Original filed under Gideon/Wisser
nara publication title: Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations From the State of Pennsylvania.
nara publication number: M554
nara roll number: 128
film number: 882463
Citing this Record

"United States, Civil War Soldiers Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 17 Feb 2013), Geidon Weaser, 1861-1865.