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Johannes Giessler (1813 - 1891)

Johannes "John" Giessler
Born in Prussiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1840 [location unknown]
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Died in Van Wert County, Ohiomap
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Biography

Johannes was born in 1813 in what is now Germany. (Germany did not become a nation until 1871.) In various censuses his birth location is given as Prussia, Hesse-Homburg, and Germany. In the 1800's the map of Europe was in flux. He was born in/around Homburg, which is a small town in the state of Hesse, in the Rhineland, near Meisenheim, where he was baptized in late October, 1813. At that time, this area was part of Prussia. He migrated to the United States prior to 1842. This is known because his first child was born in Ohio in 1842. He married Margaret Schaadt who has also a immigrant from Prussia. In the 1860 census of Willshire, Ohio, Johannes, Margaret and their children are cited under the name "Gesler" from Hesse-Homburg . Their listing is directly above the entry for two families named "Shert", also from Hesse-Homburg. It seems likely that that the census taker was not good with German names. The 1870 census gives the names of these same families as Gissler and Schaat. Johannes often went by the name John. Together he and Margaret farmed in Willshire, Ohio and raised six children. He passed away in 1891 and is buried in Convoy, Ohio with his wife.

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  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX7C-5GN : 12 April 2016), John Geesler, Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio, United States; citing family 412, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6G9-DPQ : 12 April 2016), John Gissler, Ohio, United States; citing p. 24, family 160, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,774
  • "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6SX-349 : 8 March 2018), John Giessler in entry for Fredrick Giessler, 05 Jun 1925; citing Harrison, Van Wert, Ohio, reference fn 37727; FHL microfilm 1,992,674.
  • "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6CX-XVF : 10 March 2018), John Giessler in entry for Margrett Oechsle, 23 Mar 1925; citing Death, Harrison Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, source ID item 11 cn 45, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,952,875.
  • "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6CN-WMN : 10 March 2018), John Geisler in entry for John Geisler, 30 Aug 1923; citing Death, Willshire Township, Van Wert, Ohio, United States, source ID item 5 cn 81, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,952,874.


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