Latest Edits to these pages: 09 August 2014
This branch of the Wisser family can currently trace their history to Peter and Elisabetha (Alofin) Wisser of Herdorf, Prussia. We do not know much about them. We know that they had two sons, Gerlach and Peter. Gerlach married Maria Blaeser, and they seem to have stayed in Prussia. Peter Wisser married Maria Margaretha Wickel. It was Joannes Petrus (Peter) and Maria Margaretha (Mary), who came to America in January, 1848, and established roots in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. But that is just part of a saga which includes three (possibly five) Atlantic ocean crossings, a few years in Mexico, tragic misfortune, participation in America’s Industrial Revolution and a lot of interesting occurrences along the way.
The Wisser Family History, A Herdorf To Lehigh County Branch is dedicated to those who came before. Their lives were often hard. W e honor them by remembering them.
To see all the information on this family tree, simply click on each name listed in the left hand column. A page will display for each ancestor. The names at the top will start you at the generation farthest back in time that we know something about. As you work your way down the list, you will be working forward.
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There is information contained within the sidebars that is an outgrowth of our research. It may enhance your knowledge of the life and times of our ancestors.
Think you’re a descendant of PETER WISSER Of PRUSSIA?
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