Bernard Albert Wissel

16 March 1869–4 November 1954 (Age 85)
Hamburg, Franklin, Indiana, United States

The Life of Bernard Albert

When Bernard Albert Wissel was born on 16 March 1869, in Hamburg, Franklin, Indiana, United States, his father, George Adam Wissel, was 32 and his mother, Barbara Kuntz, was 31. He married Rhoda M Davis on 1 November 1893, in Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Ray Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States for about 70 years. He died on 4 November 1954, in Oldenburg, Ray Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Holy Family Cemetery, Ray Township, Franklin, Indiana, United States.

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Bernard Albert Wissel
Rhoda M Davis
Marriage: 1 November 1893
Joseph John Wissel

Spouse and Children

1 November 1893
Decatur, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Elizabeth Wissel


    John Frederick Wissel


    Maria Josephine Wissel


    Matilda Caroline Wissel


    George Nicholas Wissel


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Albert Wissel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Albert Wissel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Albert Wissel, "United States Census, 1910"

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