The Biographical Annals of Lancaster Co, PA recoded his family:
"Jacob Wissler was born in Clay township in 1803. He, too, followed farming extensively until one year before his death, when he retired. He was a member of the Old Mennonite Church. He married Miss Barbara Bomberger, and to them were born five children: Anna, wife of Christian Hess; Jacob B., Martha, wife of Samuel R. Hess; Mary, wife of Peter B. Rohrer; and Levi, who died when eight years of age."