His family spelled their name Whistler but because of the confusion caused by various spellings, will remain as posted here.
Residences & events:
8/2/1850 Taylor Twp, Howard Co, IN. Samuel Whisler was listed in the census as a 40 year old farmer with real estate worth $800. Nancy was 32 and in the household were 4 children: John, 8, Enos, 7, Mary, 5, and Samuel, 2. Where was Ellen?
7/21/1860 Same place. The census taker recorded the name as Wishler, listing Samuel, 51, farmer with property valued at $5000/800, with a large family. Wife Nancy was 43 and the children were John, 18, Enos, 16, Mary, 15, Ellen, 12, and Samuel, 8, as well as Nancy's 65 year old mother Barbara Welty, and Jos Wallace, 13, relationship unstated.