George Richard Wissler

Male15 May 1850–17 March 1896

Brief Life History of George Richard

When George Richard Wissler was born on 15 May 1850, in Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Hiestand Wissler, was 23 and his mother, Margaretta Bowen, was 22. He married Susan Ellen Frisbie on 30 May 1881, in Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Pleasant Valley Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, United States in 1885. He died on 17 March 1896, in Crescent City, Putnam, Florida, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Eden Cemetery, Crescent City, Putnam, Florida, United States.

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George Richard Wissler
Susan Ellen Frisbie
Marriage: 30 May 1881
Clifton George Wissler
Marjorie “Margie” Brownie Wissler
Eva Wissler

Sources (14)

  • Geo R Whisler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George R Wissler, "Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949"
  • George Richard Wissler, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    30 May 1881Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 6

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German: variant of Wechsler .

    German: habitational name for someone from Weisel near Friedberg, formerly called Wissele.

    Swiss German: Alemannic variant of Weissler , an occupational name for a white-washer, painter.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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