George Henry Fessler

18 October 1824–14 October 1911 (Age 87)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Fessler was born on 18 October 1824, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Fredrick Fessler, was 38 and his mother, Mary Polly Evans, was 36. He married Mary Elizabeth Oakman in 1847. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wells Township, Fulton, Pennsylvania, United States for about 50 years. He died on 14 October 1911, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

George Henry Fessler
1824–1911
Mary Elizabeth Oakman
1826–1872
Marriage: 1847
Sarah Jane Fessler
1847–1920
John Oliver Fessler
1849–1902
Mary Isabelle Fessler
1851–1926
James Fessler
1853–
Margaret Fessler
1856–1934
Frances Fesler
1859–1870
George Henry Fesler Jr.
1864–1917
William Fesler
1867–
Lillie May Fessler
1869–1956

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1847
children

(9)

    Sarah Jane Fessler

    Female1847–1920Female

    John Oliver Fessler

    Male1849–1902Male

    Female1851–1926Female

    James Fessler

    Male1853–Male

    Margaret Fessler

    Female1856–1934Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1824–1911Male

    Male1829–1889Male

    Mary Fesler

    Female1836–Female

    Matilda Fesler

    Female1837–Female

    Sarah Fesler

    Female1839–Female

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1863

Age 39

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

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a cooper, Middle High German vezzeler, an agent derivative of faz ‘barrel’, ‘keg’.2 Swiss German: nickname for a complainer, probably from Middle High German vassen ‘to enquire’, ‘to investigate’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • George Fesslio, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George H Fesler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George H Fesler, "United States Census, 1900"

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