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Daniel Wisser
abt. 1765

Peter Wisser
1810 - 1852

Jacob Wisser
1810-

Rudolph Wisser (Weiser)
abt. 1811-1893

John Wisser
abt. 1815

Daniel Wisser
1824-1894

Roman Wisser
abt.1863 - abt.1919

Eugene Wisser
1901-

Christian G. Wisser
1864 -

Benjamin Franklin Wisser (Weiser)
1862 -1931

 

Jacob Wisser

1795 - 1886

(Tree Wisser 1)

Jacob Wisser- (Son of Daniel Wisser-1) [2, 3]. He was born on December 26, 1795 in Grimsville, Berks, PA [4, 5, 2, 3]. Residence 1870 in South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania [2, 3]. (Note: babtism may have been 25 Feb 1796) 1880 Census Jun 1880 in South Whitehall Township, PA (Age 84 - on 1880 census.). He died on 04 Mar 1886 in Fullerton, Lehigh, PA [4]. Occupation was Stone mason (see notes for more detail).

*** Research Notes: ****

- Also known as Jacob Weiser (see marriage announcement below)

- Jacob Wisser, a son of Daniel Wisser, was a stone mason employing from eight to ten men. The greater part of his life he lived at Crackersport. The latter part of his life he lived with his son Lewis at Fullerton, where he died aged ninety-one years.

The above paragraph is from -
History of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Its Families, Volume 3 By Lehigh County Historical Society -Published in 1914 and downloadable from above link. (note that the book was published over 100 years after his birth)

Problem-
It is generally agreed that Jacob's father may not have been named Daniel. Some suggest his parents may have been Johannes Wisser and his wife Elisabeth (Kohler) Wisser. While it seems that Johannes and Elizabeth had a son named Jacob and lived in that area I am still seeking solid information that might confirm the true identity if his parents.

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Marriages Published in the Reading Adler Newspaper on 28 Dec 1824 list:
WEISER, Jacob, to Anna DAVIDHEISER,

Jacob Wisser married Annie Davidheiser. They had 10 children.


Solomon Wisser - Aug. 14, 1828 - May. 24, 1912

Deborah Wisser.

Jesse Wisser - Nov. 11, 1829 - Mar. 24, 1911. Married to Malinda (Muthhard) Wisser

Abraham Wisser.

Daley Wisser - Male -Born 12 Feb 1834. Cristening 25 Dec 1835 at Jordan Lutheran or Evangical Lutheran Church, Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania. Source: "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2JN-HBS : accessed 08 Mar 2013),


Emma Wisser- (Amandus Wisser) - Female- Cistening 1 Jan 1831 at New Bethel or Stone Church, Grimville, Berks, Pennsylvania. Source: "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2FP-BSH : accessed 08 Mar 2013), Jacob Wisser in entry for Amandus Wisser, 01 Jan 1837.

Sarah Wisser . She was born Abt. 1841 . She married Peter Hay and had son's William Hay, and Benjamin Hay. They lived with Jacob Wisser during July 1870 census (see below).

Hezekiah Wisser. He was born Abt. 1841 in Crackersport . He married Tevilia. They were married on 16 Feb 1867 in Ziegel's Church, in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Occupation was Store clerk, Civil War Vet, Agricultural pursuits.. Burial in Owned Section 1 lot 2 @ Ziegles Church in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.


Emanuel Wisser. He was born on 07 May 1843 [10]. 1880 Census Jun 1880 in South Whitehall Township, PA (Age 37 - Listed as a Farmer on the 1880 census). He died on 22 Sep 1923 in Guthsville, Lehigh, PA [4]. Occupation was Stone and brick mason (See Notes)Farmer in 1880.

William Wisser . He was born Abt. 1847 in Fullerton [14, 15]. Residence 1860 in South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania . He married Angelina. They were married Bef. 1880. 1880 Census Jun 1880 in South Whitehall Township, PA (Age 33 - Listed as Farm Laborer in the 1880 census). Occupation was Labour.

Notes for William Wisser:1880 Census Notes:

His wife Angelina was living with him in 1880, along with his parents, two farm laborers, and a servent.


Lewis Wisser.

 

Sources

1) Daniel WEISER WISSER <individual_record.asp?recid=13580463> (AFN:JQZD-37) (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/AF/family_group_record.asp?familyid=5041760).

2) Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2003), www.ancestry.com, Database online. South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, post office South Whitehall, roll 1363, page 519, image 264. Record for Jacob Wisser.

3) Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), www.ancestry.com, Database online. South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, post office South Whitehall, roll M653_1131, page 578, image 61. Record for Jacob Wisser.

4) Edwin Wiser- Weiser Book.

5) 1870 PA Census Lehigh, Southwhitehall p519.

6) History of Lehigh County, PA - 1914.

 

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Jacob Wisser Stone Anna Wisser Grave
Jacob Wisser
Dec 26, 1795 - Mar 4, 1886

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Anna (Davidheiser) Wisser
Sep. 3, 1806 - Oct. 28, 1887

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Census

1860

Jacob Wisser 64 years old (line 38) lists his trade as "Mason"
His wife Anna Wisser (Davidheiser) is 53
Daughter Sarah Wisser is 20
Son William Wisser is is listed at the top of the next page.

Notice the neighbors Alfendorfer, Ganguire, and Hammel. Jacob's sister Sara (b. 1799) married an Alfendorfer.

Jacob Wisser 1860 Census

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William Wisser in 1860 Census

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1870

Jacob Wisser and his wife are now living with his daughter Sarah who is married to Peter Hay.

Jacob Wisser 1870 Census

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1880 Census


Jacob lived with his wife Anna, Son William, Daughter In Law Angelina on 1880 a farm hand, and a servent. Maggie lists her parents as born in Iceland, but I cant make out where Angelina's father comes from.

Jacob Wisser census family

Angelinas Fathers Birthplace

Jacob Wisser 1880 census

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1914

Marriage License for Emanuel Wisser and Lillie M. Diehl. Emanuel lists father as Jacob Wisser and mother as Anna Heiser (Davidheiser?) Both parents were born in Berks County , Pennsylvania.

Emanuel Wisser and Lillie marry in 1914

Thanks to Eric M. Wisser for pointing me to this imsge on FamilySearch.org

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