Notes on the Children of Bonifacius and Genevieve Wisser

(1) Edward Clinton Wisser (1865-1951)

Please see entry for Edward under pages.

(2) William H Wisser (1866-1956)

Second oldest son of Boniface and Jane. Married Sophia Miller, daughter of John and Wilhelmina Miller of Philadelphia, 26 Sept 1899. Children were: Andrew A, Annie M, Charles J, Josephine H, Emma J, Elizabeth S, Louise D, William H, Jr., and Sophie. Married 2nd: Elizabeth McGovern, daughter of John and Elizabeth O’Brien McGovern, 19 June 1921.

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From History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; Free Ebook, published 1914

From History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; Free Ebook, published 1914

 

From: An ad which appeared in "Souvenir Of Allentown" published in 1916.

From: An ad which appeared in “Souvenir Of Allentown” published in 1916.

The Allentown Democrat, Monday, May 8, 1911- Page: 1

Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Reuland, Victim of Peculiar Accident. TRIED TO JUMP FROM MOVING WAGON Had Released Brakes; In Excitement He Climbed Out on the Pole and Was Jolted Off.

John Reuland, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. ‘John Reuland of 324 North Fifth St., was so badly injured by a wagon running over him on Saturday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock that he died at the home of his parents about four hours later. The little fellow, who was nearly 8 years old, was playing with Charles Wisser, another boy about the same age, on Tilghman St. between Jordan and Fourth Sts. On the steep hill at this point had been left standing an empty wagon belonging to Wisser and Thoman, coal dealers. While the Wisser boy went to the stable, at the rear of 641 Fourth St-, young Reuland climbed on the wagon. William H. Wisser, father of Charles, was also in the stable ready to take one of the horses out. Just as the horses were about to be taken out of the stable: young Reuland opened the brake and the wagon started down the hill. This alarmed the little fellow and he got down from the seat and climbed on the the pole in an endeavor to get off. Just then one of the front wheels struck a stone and he was jolted off right in front of the rapidly moving wagon. The wheels passed over his left shoulder, fracturing the shoulder blade, and over his head, crushing in the skull. In a few moments a score or more people were on the scene of the accident and the badly injured and unconscious little fellow was carried to the Wisser stable. Messengers were dispatched for physicians and in a short time Ev M- Kistler and Dr.-F. R. Hansen responded. In the meantime young Wisser had run to the Reuland home and notified the little lad’s father. When he arrived the physicians had already given the injured boy temporary treatment and in Dr. Kistler’s auto, father and child were taken home. The little fellow never regained consciousness and expired shortly before six o’clock. He was 7 years, 8 months and 7 days old and is survived by his parents, two sisters, Margaret and Amelia and two brothers, Francis and Allen. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 7.45 o’clock. Mass will be sung in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 8 o’clock- After mass interment will be made in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

 

Obituary for Sophia Wisser found at PA Roots

Obituary for Sophia Wisser found at PA Roots

 

Obituary for William H Wisser, Jr. found at PA Roots

Obituary for William H Wisser, Jr. found at PA Roots

 

Obituary for Elizabeth S Wisser found at PA Roots

Obituary for Elizabeth S Wisser found at PA Roots

 

Obituary for Andrew Wisser as it appeared in The Allentown Morning Call

Obituary for Andrew Wisser as it appeared in The Allentown Morning Call

William H Wisser grave

Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

 

Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Grave at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

(3) Charles A Wisser (1869-1902)

Third born son of Boniface and Genevieve. Born in Allentown. Listed as a cigar maker in the census of 1900. Buried at the same grave site as parents, inscription on opposite side. No known descendants.

The Allentown Leader, Thursday, February 13, 1902

WISSER. In this city, February 12, 1902, Charles, son of Bonifacio and Jane Wisser, aged 32 years. 8 months and 12 days. Funeral Saturday morning at 8.30 o’clock from the residence of his parents, No. 406 Ridge Avenue to which relatives and friends and St. Aloysius Society of the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are respectfully invited. High mass in the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at 9 a. m. Interment in German Catholic Cemetery.

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Grave of Charles A Wisser

Grave of Charles A Wisser

(4) Joseph Francis Wisser (1875-1955)

Fourth son born to Boniface and Genevieve. Resided with parents through the census of 1900, and Jane through 1930 after the death of Boniface. Employed as an iron molder at Bethlehem Steel. Shop Steward Allentown local, Iron Molders Union of North America. 1930 and 1940 censuses list Joseph as a janitor, public school. Joseph seems to have been a poultry fancier as we have found several articles in the Allentown Leader which lists Joseph among those entering chickens in shows around Allentown.  No known descendants.

Joseph Wisser WWI draft registration

Joseph Wisser WWI draft registration

Iron Molders 3

I.M.U. of N.A., Allentown Local

I.M.U. of N.A., Allentown Local

I.M.U. of N.A., Allentown Local

Joseph in the 1930 Census

Joseph in the 1930 Census

Joseph in the 1940 Census

Joseph in the 1940 Census

 

Gravesite at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

Gravesite at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

(5) Leo Wisser (1878-1952)

Fifth born son of Boniface and Genevieve. Buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania. No known descendants.

WWII draft card for Leo Wisser

WWII draft card for Leo Wisser

Frank Anthony Wisser (1880-1954)

(6) Sixth and youngest son of Boniface and Genevieve.  Buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Pennsylvania. No known descendants.

We believe the subject of this article in the Reading Eagle, July 9, 1899 to be Frank.

Frank Wisser trolley 2

If the subject of the above article was in fact Frank, then the following article is even more tragic, as the subject is most definitely him.

The Allentown Leader, Tuesday, August 30, 1904

TWO FINGERS MASHED. Frank Wisser of 406 Ridge Avenue had two fingers of his right hand mashed in a set of crushers at the Allentown Rolling Mills. His injuries were attended to at the hospital.

Frank draft 2

 

Graves of Frank and Leo Wisser

Graves of Frank and Leo Wisser

(7) Ann Marie Magdalene Wisser

Daughter of Boniface and Jane Wisser. Only record that exists is Baptism at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Assumed to have died very young.

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Baptism record for Ann Marie Wisser

Baptism record for Ann Marie Wisser

If you will note, one of the names of the Godparents is Ludovicus Lazer (Latzer). Ludovicus is a Latinized version of Ludwig, which in turn can be a modern German version of Louis or Lewis. This enhances our  suspicions that this Lewis Latzer was in some way related to Genevieve.

 

 

 

 

 

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