Mary Waller

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Waller was born about 1840, in Morgan, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Waller, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Taylor, was 30. She married Jacob Gessel on 19 September 1860, in Noble, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dexter City, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Jackson Township, Noble, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1928, at the age of 89.

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Jacob Gessel
Mary Waller
Marriage: 19 September 1860
Alfred Gessel
Charles Gessel
Robert Russel Gessel
Lewis Waller Gessel
Anna E. Gessel
Thomas Jefferson Gessel
Benjamin F Gessel
Tilman Gessel
Felloman Gessel
Harrison W Gessel
Baby Boy Gessel
Irvin Gessel
Clara Gessel

Sources (64)

  • Mary Wallar in household of Thomas Wallar, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mary Waller - Government record: birth: 18 February 1843;
  • M. Waller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


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

Name Meaning

English: occupational name from Middle English waler, waliere, walour, waller ‘builder of walls, mason’.

English: in Sussex, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent wall.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spring, stream, or man-made well, from Middle English waller, a derivative of Middle English walle, Old English wælle, wælle. It is a West Midlands dialect form of Weller .

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

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