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
1907–1967
Nellie Jane Ruessler
1908–1985
Marriage: 18 November 1927
Elsie Marie Wilfong
1928–2015
Lester J Wilfong
1930–2008
Lora Mae Wilfong
1932–1997
Verla May Wilfong
1941–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 November 1927
children

(4)

    Female1928–2015Female

    Male1930–2008Male

    Lora Mae Wilfong

    Female1932–1997Female

    Verla May Wilfong

    Female1941–1941Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

+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.
1929

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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