Adam Hessler

17 April 1853–1 July 1923 (Age 70)
Oswego, New York, United States

The Life of Adam

When Adam Hessler was born on 17 April 1853, in Oswego, New York, United States, his father, John Fredrick Hessler, was 28 and his mother, Margarett Listman, was 24. He married Catherine C. Plunkett in 1872, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 1 July 1923, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Adam Hessler
Catherine C. Plunkett
Marriage: 1872
George Joseph Hessler Sr
Lillian M. Hessler Stone
Harry Adam Hessler
Rose A. Hessler
Charles William Hessler

Spouse and Children

Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

German (southern and central): topographic name from Middle High German hasel, hesel ‘hazel’, or a habitational name from places called Hesslar, Hessler, or Hässler in Thuringia, Franconia, Westphalia, and Hesse.

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

Sources (3)

  • Adam Hessler in household of George J Hessler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Adam Hesler in household of John Hesler, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Adam Hesler, "New York State Census, 1875"

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