Notes on the children of Edward and Theresa Wisser

(1) Joseph Mathias Wisser (1896-1978)

First child of Edward and Theresa. Born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania 27 March of 1896. Died  Aug 1978. Married Carrie E Witmer, daughter of George and Catherine (Weist) Witmer, 27 March 1943. Joseph’s WWI draft card shows him living in Bethlehem and employed as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel. The census of 1940 provides the same information. His WWII draft card shows Joseph had moved to Moore Township and was self employed. And his marriage licence application in 1943 lists him as a farmer.  Joseph is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

 

Joseph M Wisser, WWII draft card

Joseph M Wisser, WWI draft card

WWII Draft Registration       Joseph M Wisser

WWII Draft Registration
Joseph M Wisser

 

(2) Mary J Wisser (1897-1970)

Second child of Edward and Theresa, born 25 May 1897 in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Mary is listed as living in the household of her father, Edward through each census up to and including 1930. The census of 1940 shows Mary had moved to Law St., Allentown and was employed as a house hold assistant with the WPA. Mary died in Sept 1970.  She is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh County,  Pennsylvania.

Grave of Mary J Wisser

Grave of Mary J Wisser

(3) Alfred William Wisser (1898-1983)

Third child of Edward and Theresa, Born 23 August 1898 in  Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Died 01 March 1983 in Coopersburg, Lehigh, Pennsylvania.  Alfred’s WWI draft card shows he was employed as an employee of a general hauler in 1918.  The census of 1930 shows Alfred has married Margaret Bechtel, daughter of  Nicholas and Catharine (Kubrick) Bechtel.   And the census of 1940 shows the family has grown and includes the following children: Edward N, George C, Paul L, Thomas, Catherine and Beatrice.

WWI draft card for Alfred W Wisser

WWI draft card for Alfred W Wisser

(4) Matilda “Tillie” Wisser (1901-1966)

Fourth child of Edward and Theresa, born 15 August 1901 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  Died 15 August 1966 Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  Buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Grave of Matilda Wisser

Grave of Matilda Wisser

(5) George L Wisser (1902-1979)

Fifth  child of Edward and Theresa, born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania,  23 February 1902. Died in Walnutport, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, February 1979.  The census of 1940 shows George occupying a residence with his father, Edward in Salisbury Township, Lehigh county. At the time he was employed as a weaver in a silk mill.  Though the initial of the middle name is incorrect, a link to United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, shows George enlisted for military service 25 July 1942, at the age of forty.

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1940 census including George and Edward wisser

1940 census including George and Edward Wisser

(6) Sylvester Wisser(1904-1904)

Sixth child of Edward and Theresa, born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, o5 June 1904. Died ten weeks of age.  Fell victim to an illness which would probably not have caused death in more modern times. Sylvester died at ten weeks of age.   Buried in  Sacred Heart Cemetery, Whitehall, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, next to his parents.

Obituary for Sylvester Wisser

Obituary for Sylvester Wisser

 

Grave of Sylvester Wisser

Grave of Sylvester Wisser

(7) Bernard P Wisser (1905-1993)

Please see entry for Bernard P Wisser under Pages.

Bernard P Wisser            age 22

Bernard P Wisser
age 22

 

 

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