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Oliver Wisser


Oliver F. Wisser

Oliver F. Wisser-4 (Emanuel Wisser-3, Jacob Wisser-2, Daniel Wisser-1) [17]. He was born on 02 Mar 1872 in So. Whitehall, Lehigh, PA [6, 10, 4]. He died on 19 Aug. 1957 in Allentown, PA [4, 18]. Occupation was Farmer (see notes for more details).

General Notes:

Oliver F. Wisser, of South Whitehall township, was born in that township, March 2, 1872 to Emanuel Wisser and Mary (Krause) Wisser. He has followed farming all his life. In 1900 he began farming where he now lives. His farm consists of 115 acres and was formerly known as the Henninger homestead. In 1912 he purchased the Phaon Hummel farm of 65 acres, located near Crackersport. It is now cultivated by Edwin Wisser. The house upon the tract was built in 1800. That he is a man of prominence in his community is evident from the fact that he has filled the following offices in his township: School Director, being President of the board for two years; tax collector and road commissioner. He filled the office of

 He served as a Deacon for six years in the Jordan Lutheran Church.


Amanda L. Hammel is the daughter of James Hammel and Lucy Gangewere. She was born Jun. 1872 [18, 23]. Census on 07 Jun. 1880 in South Whitehall Township, PA (1880 Census). Residence 1910 in South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania [23]. She died on 10 May 1941 in Allentown, PA [4, 18].

Oliver F. Wisser and Amanda L. Hammel were married 23 Aug. 1890 in the parsonage of the Fogelsville Reformed congregation by Rev. Edwin J. Fogel. in Jordan, Lehigh, PA [6, 4].

They had 7 children.

50th Wedding Anniversary of Oliver and Amanda Wisser.,432691

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver F. Wisser
Newspaper dated August 23, 1940

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver F. Wisser is being observed today at their home, 1826 Pennsylvania Street, Allentown, the couple having been married Aug 23, 1890, in the parsonage of the Fogelsville Reformed congregation by Rev. Edwin J. Fogel.
Mr. Wisser was born at Walberts, a son of the late Emanuel and Mary Krause Wisser. He was reared in South Whitehall Township, and attended the public school at Crackersport.
Mrs. Wisser who before her marriage was Amanda Hammel, daughter of the late James and Elizabeth, Gangewere Hammel, was born near Crackersport. She too attended the Crackersport school.
Mrs. Wisser has been a lifelong member of Jordan Reformed congregation at Walberts. Mr. Wisser in the early years was a member of Jordan Lutheran at Walberts, but has since become a member of Jordan Reformed.
Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Wisser, moved to a farm on the Wennersville-Cetronia road not far from Crackersport and resided there until about 14 years ago,w hen they sold their farm to the late Gen. H. C. Trexler and came to the city to spend their remaining days.
They are the parents of seven children, Edwin, of Crackersport; Sevilla, wife of James Seidel of Troxells Crossing; Robert, of near Seipstown; Ma?, wife of Floyd Merkle of Hamburg, James of Detroit, Mich. George, of Allentown, and Beulah, wife of Charles Weidner, of Weidner’s hotel near Wescosville. There are also grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Beulah, the youngest of the couple’s children, was born on her mother’s birthday anniversary.
The couple had planned to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary with a reunion of their 40 offspring but the serious illness of their daughter, Mary, who is in a Reading hospital, has precluded this.

Submitted by Sue Jones




4) Edwin Wiser- Weiser Book.

6) History of Lehigh County, PA - 1914.

10) 1880 PA Census, Lehigh, South Whitehall p469C (Cen1880PA002).

17) Gary Wisser

18) Edwin Wiser- Weiser book, Ralph Wisser.

23), 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, The Generations Network, Inc., 2006),, Database online. South Whitehall, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, ED , roll T624_1365, part , page. Record for Amanda L Wisser.

24) Ed and Laberta Bredbenner interview, Oct. 2000.

26) Ralph Wisser



Wisser Family in 1920- Front Row: Amanda L. (Hammel) Wisser, Beulah M. (Wisser) Weidner, George W. Wisser, Oliver F. Wisser
Top Row: Mary Wisser, James Jacob Wisser, Ed Wisser, Sevilla (Wisser) Seidel, Robert E. Wisser (Thanks to Bob Wisser for Photo)

The Wiser Family in 1920


Circa mid 1950's-Oliver F. Wisser, Buela (Wisser) Weidner, and her husband Charles Weidner

Oliver (Wisser) Weidner, Buela Wisser and Charles Weidner


This is the grave site of Oliver and Amanda Wisser

Grave of Oliver and Amanda Wisser



Oliver Wisser is 8 years old in the 1880 census.

Oliver Wisser in te 1880 census

View a high resolution copy of Oliver Wisser in the 1880 census.



Starting on line 10: Oliver Wisser - head (38), Amanda L. - wife (38), Edwin J. - son (19), Cevilla - daughter (17), Mary - daughter (15), Robert E. - son (13), James J. - son (9), George W. - son (5), Buelah M. - daughter (7), Herbert Haas - hired man (19)

James Wisser 1910 Censsus

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