Nellie Jane Ruessler

30 August 1908–4 September 1985 (Age 77)
Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nellie Jane

When Nellie Jane Ruessler was born on 30 August 1908, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States, her father, Ferdinand Friedrich Carl Ruessler, was 21 and her mother, Anna Belle Barks, was 23. She married Lester Benjamin Wilfong on 18 November 1927. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Central Township, Perry, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Perryville, Central Township, Perry, Missouri Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 4 September 1985, in Sedgewickville, Bollinger, Missouri, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Post Oak Cemetery, Patton, Bollinger, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Benjamin Wilfong
Nellie Jane Ruessler
Marriage: 18 November 1927
Elsie Marie Wilfong
Lester J Wilfong
Lora Mae Wilfong
Verla May Wilfong

Spouse and Children

18 November 1927




    Lora Mae Wilfong


    Verla May Wilfong


Parents and Siblings



+13 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 2

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German (also Rössler): occupational name for someone who bred, handled, worked, rode, or owned horses, from an agent derivative of Middle High German ros, ors ‘horse’, ‘steed’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Ruesler in household of Ferdinand Ruesler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Wilfong in household of Lester Wilfong, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Wilford in household of Lester Wilford, "United States Census, 1930"

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