George Richard Wissler

15 May 1850–17 March 1896 (Age 45)
Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life 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 1 daughter. He lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Valley Township, Cerro Gordo, Iowa, United States in 1880. 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
Margerie 'Brownie' Wissler

Spouse and Children

30 May 1881
Le Roy, Mower, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Arthur J Wissler


    James B Wissler


    William H Wissler


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 7

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 11

Florida has had 6 Constitutions since it became a state. The first Constitution was drafted in Saint Joseph, now known as Port St. Joe. Presently Florida is governed by the Constitution of 1968.

Age 13

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

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Wechsler .2 German: habitational name for someone from Weisel near Friedberg, formerly called Wissele.3 English: variant spelling of Whistler .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Wissler in household of Jacob Wissler, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George R Wissler in household of Jacob H Wissler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Wissler in household of Jacob Wissler, "United States Census, 1880"

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