Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for George WISSLER


Residences & events:

From Mary Ann Atencio:

" The Henry Wissler family settled in Ohio in 1806, when George was a little boy, giving him all the opportunities necessary for developing his muscular power. He purchased 1,120 acres of timber land in Pickaway County, Ohio where George lived until September 1851, when he came to Fulton county, settling on section 17, Farmer's township. George was a prominent farmer. No man performed more physical labor in his day than George Wissler. He made a good farm in Ohio in the timber, hence he knew all about log=rolling and pulling dogwoods. He was chosen captain of one of the contending parties at the log-rollings and corn-husking events. "

1830 Salt Creek Twp, Pickaway Co, OH. At census time he was 30-40 years old with 1 male 5-10, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, and his wife, also at 30-40. His neighbors included brothers, Henry, Samuel, and John, sister, Barbara Welty, and brother-in-law, Daniel Van Gundy.

9/4/1850 Still there. That year when the census taker came, his family lived next door to brother Henry. George was 54, a farmer with $3000 in real estate. His family consisted of Maria, 40, Samuel, 26, Maria, 20, Alvina, 18, Jonas, 16, and 3 Rink teenagers, Hannah, 17, male Sandlephin, 16, and Salena, 13.

9/1851 IL
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