Judith Winslow1

Marriage*She married John Packard.1

Family

John Packard
Children1.Joseph Packard1
2.Elizabeth Packard+1 b. 1702, d. 10 Jul 1744
3.Sarah Packard+1 b. 1705, d. 3 Feb 1780

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Mary Winslow1,2

b. circa 1631, d. between 28 October 1663 and November 1665
Father*John Winslow b. 16 Apr 1597, d. b 21 May 1674
Mother*Mary Chilton b. 31 May 1607, d. b 1 May 1679
Birth*circa 1631Mary Winslow was born circa 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.2
Marriage*16 January 1650/51She married, as his first wife, Edward Gray on 16 January 1650/51 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony.2
Death*between 28 October 1663 and November 1665She died between 28 October 1663 and November 1665 in Plymouth.2

Family

Edward Gray b. c 1629, d. Jun 1681

Citations

  1. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 15, James Chilton and Richard More. Note: Volume 2, Parts I and II (1975), Chilton and More, were revised and replaced in 1997 by this Volume 15, Chilton and More. (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), Person# 3, Mary Chilton, pages 5-7. Hereinafter cited as James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five).
  2. [S896] Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, James Chilton and Richard More of the Mayflower (Five), Person# 9, Mary Winslow, pages 13-14.

Pelham Winslow1

b. 1737
Father*General John Winslow1 b. 10 May 1703, d. 17 Apr 1774
Mother*Mary Little1 b. 9 Sep 1704
Birth*1737Pelham Winslow was born in 1737.1

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Winslow, pages 409-412. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Susanna Winslow1,2

Father*John Winslow1,2 b. 16 Apr 1597, d. b 21 May 1674
Mother*Mary Chilton2 b. 31 May 1607, d. b 1 May 1679
Marriage*circa 1649She married Robert Latham in circa 1649.3,4
Residence*Susanna and Robert Latham settled in East Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).2

Family

Robert Latham
Children1.Hannah Latham+5 b. c 1653, d. a 1 Jul 1725
2.James Latham+1 d. b 1739
3.Sarah Latham+1
4.Chilton Latham+6 b. c 1671, d. 1751

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library eBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Latham, pages 230-233. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Winslow, pages 409-412.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Latham, pages 230-233, with year noted as "1649."
  4. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Winslow, pages 409-412, with the year noted as "a. 1649" which the author explained was to mean "about 1649."
  5. [S862] Ralph V. Wood Jr., Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Volume 12, Francis Cooke (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2008), Person No. 47, Joseph Washburn, pages 106-108. Hereinafter cited as Francis Cooke of the Mayflower (Five).
  6. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Third Generation, pages 10-19. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Judge John Winthrop1

d. 3 May 1779
(Judge) Probate23 December 1778As Judge of Probate and Wills for Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), Judge John Winthrop opened probate for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell on 23 December 1778. He appointed Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, and Thomas Brooks, Aaron Hall and Ebenezer Hall as the appraisers empowered to take an inventory of and to, according to their best skill and judgment, truly and justly appraise Ebenezer's entire estate. They were all commissioned and sworn by Judge Winthrop on 26 Jan 1779. On that same date in January, the three appraisers submitted their Inventory of Ebenezer's Estate totaling £9,395,16s, 2p. It listed Personal items of £5,052,16s, 2p, which included a Negro woman valued at £20. He also had £4,343 in Real Estate located in Boston and Medford.1
Death*3 May 1779He died on 3 May 1779 in Boston.2

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

Charles F. Winton1

d. 1997
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Marriage*He married Jane E. Heaton, daughter of Ernest A. Heaton and Mary A. Cleaver.1
Death*1997He died in 1997.1

Family

Jane E. Heaton b. 22 May 1914, d. 13 Dec 2003

Citations

  1. [S2065] Jane Evelyn (Heaton) Winton 2003 Death, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Sunday, 21 December 2003, Page B-07, Jane Evelyn Winton, age 89, died in Allentown on 13 December 2003, widow of Charles F. Winton, daughter of Ernest A. Heaton, Maryann Heaton. Hereinafter cited as Jane Evelyn (Heaton) Winton 2003 Death.

Mary Wisal1

Marriage*She married John Keirnan.1
(Heir) Estate and LandMary Keirnan alias Wisal and her husband John Keirnan were named as heirs in the will of John Bell of Creevy, dated 08 December 1806. John bequeathed them the sum of £50.1

Family

John Keirnan

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Francis Wise1

(Heir) Estate and LandFrancis Wise and William Stratford were named as heirs in the will of John Bell of Creevy, dated 08 December 1806. As a token of their faithful service, John gave them his title to the lands of Rathcronan now in their possession which was held by lease under Edmund Reilly of Ballaghgowla, County Longford.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Find My Past, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1806, Creevy, County Longford, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

______ Wise1,2

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*He married Charlotte Ross, daughter of John Ross and Phoebe Heaton.2,1

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 5, pages 154-155. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), pages 470-471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Alfred Wiser1

b. 7 November 1862, d. 25 April 1863
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Birth*7 November 1862Alfred Wiser was born on 7 November 1862 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,1,2,3
Death*25 April 1863 and died there on 25 April 1863 at five months of age.1
Burial*He was buried with his baby sister and brother, in Plot M2 45 1, of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Alfred Wiser, Memorial# 88405178. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Araminta Wiser1

b. 14 March 1855, d. 10 May 1911
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas M. Wiser1 b. 21 Aug 1831, d. 2 Apr 1903
Mother*Eliza Heaton1 b. 9 May 1831, d. 14 Jul 1900
Birth*14 March 1855Araminta Wiser was born on 14 March 1855 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
(Daughter) Census US 18606 September 1860Araminta was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 6 September 1860 in the household of her parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 5 years old.2
(Daughter) Census US 187021 July 1870Araminta was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of her parents in Upper Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 15 years old, worked as a domestic servant, and was attending school.3,4
Marriage*27 April 1876She married John R. Johnson, son of Asher Johnson and Mary Ann Reading, on 27 April 1876 in United Methodist Church, Lumberville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,5
Census US 1880*29 June 1880Araminta and John R. Johnson were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 29 June 1880 in Rock Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. John was 40 years of age and a house painter, and Araminta was 25 years of age and keeping house. Their son Allen was 3 years old.6
Census US 1900*18 June 1900Araminta and John R. Johnson were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 18 June 1900 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. John was 55 years of age, reporting his birth in January 1845, and a housepainter, and Araminta was 45 years of age, reporting her birth in March 1855. They had been married for 24 years, reporting their year of marriage as about 1876, and Araminta had given birth to one child and he was living. In the census of 1880, 20 years earlier, John's age had been recorded as 40 and Araminta's as 25.7
(Elder Daughter) Will3 February 1902Araminta's father, Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 3 February 1902 in which he identified his three children: Araminta, wife of John Reading Johnson, Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads, and Owen Jacob Wiser. Below is our transcript of his will as Thomas prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my will and testament in manner and form as follows.

First. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my hereinafter named Executor as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I order and direct that my Executor sell at public or private sale within one year after my death all my real and personal property I may own at the time of my death and I do hereby empower and authorize my executor to sign, seal and execute all such deeds as may be requisite and necessary to assure the property to the purchasers thereof.

Item. I give and bequeath all the money arising out of my real estate and personal property coming into the hands of my executor, after deducting the aforesaid payments and just charges and expenses, that he shall distribute as follows:

Item. The remainder to be to my three children in equal shares: one share to Araminta, intermarried to John Reading Johnson; one share to Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads; and one share to Owen Jacob Wiser, my son.

And, lastly. I constitute and appoint my son Owen Jacob Wiser as my sole executor of this, my will, declaring this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Henry Barner and Abraham Barner by Thomas M. Wiser on 3 February 1902.8
(Elder Daughter) Probate7 May 1903Her father's last will and testament was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted on 7 May 1903 to her brother, Owen Jacob Wiser, the sole executor named in the will.8
(Mother) Census US 191026 April 1910Araminta's husband was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 23 and 26 April 1910 in the household of their son and daughter-in-law, Adelaide and Allen H. Johnson, on Allentown Road, Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Araminta's husband was 72 years of age and worked as a farm laborer. Araminta was not included in the list of individuals in her son's household in 1910, although other records indicate she also lived there at the time. She was 55 years of age and had suffered with kidney disease for the past two years, and would die of the disease, probably in her son's home, in May of the following year.9
Death*10 May 1911She died of general dropsy due to chronic nephritis on 10 May 1911 in Salford, Montgomery County, at age 561,10
Burial*15 May 1911 and was buried on 15 May 1911 with her parents, in Plot P 60 3, of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,10

Family

John R. Johnson b. 1839
Child1.Allen H. Johnson+6 b. 7 Jul 1876, d. 19 Oct 1948

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Araminta (Wiser) Johnson, Memorial# 75888269. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 403; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Upper Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1379; Page: 388A; Family History Library Film: 552878. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 308B; Family History Library Film: 552812.
  5. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Araminta Wiser of Tylersport, Salford Township, Montgomery County and John R Johnson of Telford, Montgomery County, on 27 April 1876 in Lumberville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, at Lumberville United Methodist Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  6. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John R. and Araminta Johnson, Rock Hill, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Page: 49A; Enumeration District: 162. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. R. and Araminta Johnson, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 7; Enumeration District: 0021; FHL microfilm: 1241385. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  8. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Thomas M. Wiser, #22135, dated 3 February 1902 and proved 7 May 1903, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 31-32, 1903-1906, pages 66-67, image 64 of 601. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen H. and Adelaide Johnson, Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1379; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0146; FHL microfilm: 1375392. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  10. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Araminta W Johnson, certificate# 49016, age 56, married, housework, born on 14 March 1855 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died of general dropsy due to chronic nephritis on 10 May 1911 in Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Thomas Wiser and Eliza Heaton, both born Bucks County, informant Allen H. Johnson, Tylersport, Salford, Pennsylvania, burial in Doylestown. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

Charles O. Wiser1

b. 1861
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Birth*1861Charles O. Wiser was born about 1861 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Son) Census US 187016 August 1870Charles was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 August 1870 in the household of his parents in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 9 years old and had attended school within the year.2
(Son) Census US 18807 June 1880Charles O. was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan M. and Wilhelmina "Weiser", Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Page: 191A; Enumeration District: 171. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and "Wilmina" Wiser, Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1314; Page: 808A; Family History Library Film: 552813. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Elizabeth Wiser1

b. 12 September 1859, d. 10 August 1947
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas M. Wiser1,2 b. 21 Aug 1831, d. 2 Apr 1903
Mother*Eliza Heaton1,2 b. 9 May 1831, d. 14 Jul 1900
Birth*12 September 1859Elizabeth Wiser was born on 12 September 1859 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Daughter) Census US 18606 September 1860Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 6 September 1860 in the household of her parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 10 months old.1
(Granddaughter) Census US 187016 July 1870Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 July 1870 in the household of her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser, in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The younger Elizabeth was 10 years old and attending school.4
Name VariationShe was called Lizzie.5
Marriage*She married first Sylvester Rhoads, son of Samuel J. Rhoads and Priscilla ______.6
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Lizzie and Sylvester Rhoads were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Sylvester was 22 years of age and a tailor, and Elizabeth was age 20 and keeping house. Sylvester's parents, Priscilla and Samuel J. Rhoads, were enumerated in the next previous household on the same census page.5
Will*18 February 1893Elizabeth's husband, Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield, Montgomery County, prepared his will dated 18 February 1893 in which he named his wife, Elizabeth, and mentioned children, although did not name any. We've learned from our research that Sylvester prepared his will about eleven months after the birth of the couple's first child, Flossie, and that their second child, Arthur, was born ten months before Sylvester's death. Below is our transcript of his will as Sylvester prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, state of Pennsylvania, farmer, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void a former will which is in the hands of Oliver G. Morris of Line Lexington, County and State aforesaid, and all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.

Item. After my death I give and bequeath annually to the Seaton of the Montgomery Baptist Church of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, $10 to be used for the purpose of keeping my father Samuel Rhoads’s and my own burial lots in proper condition.

Item. The income of the balance of my real and personal estate, whatsoever and wheresoever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of, after paying my debts and funeral expenses, I give said income to my wife Elizabeth during her lifetime, and after the death of my wife, the said estate to be divided equally between my children.

And I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Elizabeth and H. C. Harrar as Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I, Sylvester Rhoads, the testator, to this my will written on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Raymond White and J. Winfield White by Sylvester Rhoads on 18 February 1893.7
(Wife) Death2 February 1895Lizzie became a widow with two very young children when Sylvester Rhoads died on 2 February 1895 at age 38.7,8
Probate*18 February 1895Elizabeth Rhoads and H. C. Harrar had been named Executrix and Executor in the last will and testament of Elizabeth's husband, Sylvester Rhoads, late of Hatfield, Montgomery County, and on 18 February 1895 the will was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted.7
Census US 1900*25 June 1900Elizabeth Rhoads was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 25 June 1900 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was 40 years of age and a widow, had given birth to two children, both of whom were living, and she rented her house. Her daughter Flossie was 8 years old and attending school, and her son Arthur was 6 years old.9
(Younger Daughter) Will3 February 1902Elizabeth's father, Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 3 February 1902 in which he identified his three children: Araminta, wife of John Reading Johnson, Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads, and Owen Jacob Wiser. Below is our transcript of his will as Thomas prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my will and testament in manner and form as follows.

First. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my hereinafter named Executor as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I order and direct that my Executor sell at public or private sale within one year after my death all my real and personal property I may own at the time of my death and I do hereby empower and authorize my executor to sign, seal and execute all such deeds as may be requisite and necessary to assure the property to the purchasers thereof.

Item. I give and bequeath all the money arising out of my real estate and personal property coming into the hands of my executor, after deducting the aforesaid payments and just charges and expenses, that he shall distribute as follows:

Item. The remainder to be to my three children in equal shares: one share to Araminta, intermarried to John Reading Johnson; one share to Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads; and one share to Owen Jacob Wiser, my son.

And, lastly. I constitute and appoint my son Owen Jacob Wiser as my sole executor of this, my will, declaring this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Henry Barner and Abraham Barner by Thomas M. Wiser on 3 February 1902.6
Marriage*5 May 1903She married second Allen W. Hunsberger, son of Jacob H. Hunsberger and Elizabeth Wistler, on 5 May 1903 in Montgomery County. Her two children, Flossie and Arthur Rhoads, were ages 11 and 9, respectively, when their mother remarried.10
(Younger Daughter) Probate7 May 1903Two days after her second marriage, her father's last will and testament was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted on 7 May 1903 to her brother, Owen Jacob Wiser, the sole executor named in the will.6
Census US 1910*6 May 1910Elizabeth and Allen W. Hunsberger were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 6 May 1910 in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Allen was 46 years of age and a farmer, and Elizabeth was recorded as 48 years of age. They owned their farm with a mortgage, had been married for six years and both of Elizabeth's children from her previous marriage were living. Her daughter Flossie was enumerated in the Hunsberger's household in 1910. She was 18 years old and worked for wages as a home servant.11
(Wife) Death7 September 1917Elizabeth became a widow for the second time when Allen W. Hunsberger died on 7 September 1917 at age 52.12
Census US 1920*28 January 1920Elizabeth Hunsberger was enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 27 and 28 January 1920 at 127 West Sixth Street, Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. She was a widow, 60 years of age and owned her house free of mortgage. Her daughter, Flossie Rhoads, was the only other member of the household. Flossie was single, 27 years of age and worked as a telephone operator.13
Census US 1930*22 April 1930She was again enumerated as Elizabeth Hunsberger on the 1930 census taken on 22 April 1930 at Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Nothing had changed, except her age was 70 in 1930, and her daughter Flossie was age 37 and still working as a telephone operator for the Bell Telephone Company. They had a radio set and Elizabeth's house was valued at $3,500.14
Census US 1940*15 April 1940Mother and daughter, Elizabeth Hunsberger and Flossie Rhoads, were enumerated together again on the 1940 census taken on 15 April 1940 at Lansdale, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was 80 years of age and her house was valued at $2,800 in 1940, and Flossie was 48 years of age and continued to work as a telephone operator.15
Death*10 August 1947She died in her home at 10 August 1947 in 26 East 7th Street, Lansdale, Montgomery County, at age 873,2
Burial*14 August 1947 and was buried on 14 August 1947 with her first husband in Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery, Colmar, Montgomery County.2,3,16,8

Family 1

Sylvester Rhoads b. 1857, d. 2 Feb 1895
Children1.Flossie Rhoads9 b. 7 Mar 1892, d. 20 Apr 1974
2.Arthur Rhoads+9,17 b. 21 Apr 1894, d. 21 Jan 1984

Family 2

Allen W. Hunsberger b. 14 Nov 1864, d. 7 Sep 1917

Citations

  1. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 403; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Elizabeth Hunsberger of 26 East 7th Street, Lansdale, Montgomery County, certificate# 72943, age 87, born on 12 September 1859 in Hilltown, Pennsylvania, died on 10 August 1947 at her home in Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Thomas Wiser and Eliza Heaton, informant Flossie Rhoads, 26 East 7th Street, Lansdale, burial on 14 August 1947 at Montgomeryville Baptist Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Hunsberger) Rhoads, Memorial# 91640139. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 308B; Family History Library Film: 552812. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sylvester and Lizzie Rhoads, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1157; Page: 149C; Enumeration District: 008. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Thomas M. Wiser, #22135, dated 3 February 1902 and proved 7 May 1903, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 31-32, 1903-1906, pages 66-67, image 64 of 601. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  7. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Sylvester Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, farmer, dated 18 February 1893, died Saturday, 2 February 1895, and will proved 18 February 1895, Montgomery County Wills, Volumes 23-24, 1894-1897, pages 283-284, images 148-149 of 767.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 102572506.
  9. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Rhoads, her surname recorded as "Rose", Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0204; FHL microfilm: 1241442. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  10. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Elizabeth Rhoads of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, age 42, daughter of Thomas Wiser, married once before ending in death about ten years before, and Allen W. Hunsberger of Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, bachelor, age 39, farmer, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hunsberger, married on 5 May 1903 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 000927233. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  11. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Allen and Elizabeth Hunsberger, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1377; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1375390. Hereinafter cited as 1910 US Federal Census.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Allen W. Hunsberger, Memorial# 119511808.
  13. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale East Ward, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1605; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 102. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  14. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Page: 25B; Enumeration District: 0053; FHL microfilm: 2341816. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.
  15. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elizabeth Hunsberger, Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03579; Page: 63A; Enumeration District: 46-68. Hereinafter cited as 1940 US Federal Census.
  16. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sylvester Rhoads, Memorial# 91640161.
  17. [S1456] Social Security (U.S.) Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, online at www.ancestry.com, Social Security information for Arthur Rhoads, born on 21 April 1894 at Colmar, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, child of Sylvester Rhoads and Elizabeth Wiser, agency notes: Apr 1937: Name listed as ARTHUR RHOADS. Hereinafter cited as Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.

Emma Matilda Wiser1

b. 30 November 1864, d. 10 May 1927
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Birth*30 November 1864Emma Matilda Wiser was born on 30 November 1864 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Daughter) Census US 187016 August 1870Emma was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 August 1870 in the household of her parents in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 5 years old.3
(Daughter) Census US 18807 June 1880Emma was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in the household of her parents in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.4
Marriage*She married Edwin Lewis Thompson, son of James Thompson and Elizabeth Hines Callander.5,1
Death*10 May 1927She died on 10 May 1927 at age 621
Burial* and was buried in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.1

Family

Edwin Lewis Thompson b. 8 Dec 1853, d. 3 Jun 1943

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma Matilda (Wiser) Thompson, Memorial# 70348727. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and "Wilmina" Wiser, Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1314; Page: 808A; Family History Library Film: 552813. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan M. and Wilhelmina "Weiser", Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Page: 191A; Enumeration District: 171. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Edwin Lewis Thompson, Memorial# 70348712.

H. Elizabeth Wiser1

b. 3 June 1859, d. 7 April 1863
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Birth*3 June 1859H. Elizabeth Wiser was born on 3 June 1859 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
Name VariationShe was called Elizabeth.3
(Daughter) Census US 186028 July 1860Elizabeth was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was one year old3
Death*7 April 1863 and died there on 7 April 1863 at age 3.1
Burial*She was buried with her baby brother, in Plot M2 45 1, of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, H. Elizabeth Wiser, Memorial# 88405206. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Jacob Wiser1

b. 1806, d. 7 August 1877
Birth*1806Jacob Wiser was born about 1806 in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4
Marriage*25 November 1830He married Elizabeth S. Marple on 25 November 1830 in the Presbyterian Church, Abington, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.5,1,6,2
Census US 1850*1 September 1850Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 September 1850 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Jacob was 44 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $2,500, and Elizabeth was 42 years of age. Three of the couple's children were enumerated in their household in 1850. Nathan was 17 years old and working as a farmer; Jacob was 12 years old; and Levina was just 3 years old. Also residing with the family in 1850 was Mary Claypole, age 11, whose relationship to the Wiser family, if any, was not identified. Jacob and Elizabeth's eldest child, Thomas M. Wiser, was enumerated with the William Slack family in Warminster, about 25 miles away from Hilltown. Thomas was 19 years old and working, or apprenticing, as a blacksmith.1
Census US 1860*27 July 1860Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 27 July 1860 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Jacob was 54 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $6,800 and a personal estate valued at $1,100, and Elizabeth was 52 years of age. The couple's daughter, Levina Wiser, was 13 years old and had attended school within the year. Two other individuals were enumerated with the Wiser family in 1860. Gottlieb Feagley was 19 years old and worked as a farmhand, and Ruth Lewis was 14 years old and had attended school within the year. Enumerated in the next household on the same census page was the family of Jacob and Elizabeth's son and daughter-in-law, Wilhelmina and Nathan M. Wiser, and in the next household after Nathan and Wilhelmina was Wilhelmina's father.3
Census US 1870*16 July 1870Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 July 1870 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Jacob was 63 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $7,000 and a personal estate valued at $250, and Elizabeth was 61 years of age. Their granddaughter, Elizabeth, daughter of their son Thomas, resided with her grandparents in 1870. She was 10 years old and attending school. Also enumerated with the Wisers that year were Ruth Lewis, who was 23 years old and worked for the family as a domestic servant, and William Seiple, age 17, who worked as a farm hand.4
Death*7 August 1877He died on 7 August 1877 at about age 712
Burial* and was buried in Plot M2 46 1 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.2

Family

Elizabeth S. Marple b. 1809, d. 24 May 1887
Children1.Thomas M. Wiser+7,1,5,8 b. 21 Aug 1831, d. 2 Apr 1903
2.Nathan M. Wiser+1,9 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
3.Jacob Wiser1 b. 1838
4.Levina Wiser1 b. 1847

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob Wiser, Memorial# 88382103. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 378; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 308B; Family History Library Film: 552812. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  5. [S1913] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jacob Wiser and Elizabeth S. Marple on 25 November 1830 in the Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907, citing VAULT BX 9211.P49001 P71 v.1. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth S. Wiser, Memorial# 88381995.
  7. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Wiser, age 19, blacksmith, enumerated in the household of William Slack, age 38 and a blacksmith, Warminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 129b.
  8. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  9. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Nathan M Wiser, certificate# 56474, age 76, married, farmer, born on 30 September 1833 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 1 June 1910 in Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Jacob Wiser, born New Jersey, and Elizabeth Marple, born Bucks County, Pennsylvania, informant E. M. Thompson, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, burial on 3 June 1910 in Doylestown Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

Jacob Wiser1

b. 1838
Father*Jacob Wiser1 b. 1806, d. 7 Aug 1877
Mother*Elizabeth S. Marple1 b. 1809, d. 24 May 1887
Birth*1838Jacob Wiser was born about 1838 in Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Census US 18501 September 1850Jacob was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 12 years old.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.

John J. Wiser1

b. 1857, d. 1857
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Death*1857 and died there the same year at less than one year of age.1
Birth*1857John J. Wiser was born in 1857 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
Burial*He was buried in Plot M2 45 1 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John J. Wiser, Memorial# 88405250. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Levina Wiser1

b. 1847
Father*Jacob Wiser1 b. 1806, d. 7 Aug 1877
Mother*Elizabeth S. Marple1 b. 1809, d. 24 May 1887
Birth*1847Levina Wiser was born about 1847 in Pennsylvania.1
(Daughter) Census US 18501 September 1850Levina was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 September 1850 in the household of her parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 3 years old.1
(Daughter) Census US 186027 July 1860Levina was enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 27 July 1860 in the household of her parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She was 13 years old and had attended school within the year.2

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 378; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Nathan M. Wiser1,2

b. 30 September 1833, d. 1 June 1910
Father*Jacob Wiser1,3 b. 1806, d. 7 Aug 1877
Mother*Elizabeth S. Marple1,3 b. 1809, d. 24 May 1887
Birth*30 September 1833Nathan M. Wiser was born on 30 September 1833 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.3,2,1
(Son) Census US 18501 September 1850Nathan was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 1 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 17 years old and working as a farmer.1
Marriage*1856He married Wilhelmina Snyder, daughter of John Snyder and Hannah Catherine Jacoby, about 1856.4,5,2,6
Census US 1860*28 July 1860Wilhelmina and Nathan M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nathan was 27 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,600, and Wilhelmina was 25 years of age. Their daughter Elizabeth was one year old. Two other individuals were also enumerated in the Wiser home in 1860. Enos Lamping was 19 years old and worked as a farmhand, and Abel Lewis was 9 years old and had attended school within the year. Nathan's parents, Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser, were enumerated in the next previous household which was recorded, spanning two pages, on both the same census page and the previous page, and Wilhelmina's widowed father, John Snyder, was recorded with his daughter Emma in the next household on the other side of Nathan and Wilhelmina on the same census page. So, Nathan and Wilhelmina were surrounded on all sides by their parents in 1860.7
Census US 1870*16 August 1870Wilhelmina and Nathan M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 August 1870 in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nathan was 36 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $6,500 and a personal estate valued at $2,000, and Wilhelmina was 35 years of age and keeping house. The couple's three surviving children were recorded with their parents in 1870. Charles was 9 years old and had attended school within the year; Emma was 5; and Walter was 2 years old. Wilhelmina's widowed father, John Snyder, was also enumerated with the Wiser family in 1870. John was 76 years of age and a retired farmer with a personal estate valued at $4,200. Isabel Knoll, who was 14 years old, also lived with the family that year and worked as a domestic servant, as did Thomas B. Weir, who was 22 years old and worked as a farm hand.8
Census US 1880*7 June 1880Wilhelmina and Nathan M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nathan was 46 years of age and a farmer, and Wilhelmina was 45 years of age and keeping house. Their two surviving children were recorded with their parents in 1880. Charles and Emma were ages 19 and 13, respectively, and both had attended school within the census year.9
Census US 1900*8 June 1900Wilhelmina and Nathan M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 8 June 1900 on York Street, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Nathan was 66 years of age and his occupation was recorded as landlord, and Wilhelmina was 65 years of age. They rented their house, had been married for 44 years, estimating their year of marriage as 1856, and Wilhelmina had given birth to six children, only two of whom were living.6
Death*1 June 1910He died of heart disease on 1 June 1910 in his home in Buckingham, Bucks County, at age 763
Burial*3 June 1910 and was buried on 3 June 1910 in Plot M2 45 4 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.3,2

Family

Wilhelmina Snyder b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Children1.John J. Wiser10 b. 1857, d. 1857
2.H. Elizabeth Wiser11 b. 3 Jun 1859, d. 7 Apr 1863
3.Charles O. Wiser9 b. 1861
4.Alfred Wiser12 b. 7 Nov 1862, d. 25 Apr 1863
5.Emma Matilda Wiser13 b. 30 Nov 1864, d. 10 May 1927
6.Walter B. Wiser14 b. Dec 1868, d. 7 May 1876

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nathan M. Wiser, Memorial# 88405037. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Nathan M Wiser, certificate# 56474, age 76, married, farmer, born on 30 September 1833 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, died of heart disease on 1 June 1910 in Buckingham, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Jacob Wiser, born New Jersey, and Elizabeth Marple, born Bucks County, Pennsylvania, informant E. M. Thompson, Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania, burial on 3 June 1910 in Doylestown Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  4. [S2089] Henry Sylvester Jacoby, The Jacoby family genealogy : a record of the descendants of the pioneer, Peter Jacoby, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lancaster, Pennsylvania: Lancaster Press, 1930), Chapter VIII. The Fourth Generation, #115. Hannah Catherine Jacoby, pages 196-197. Hereinafter cited as The Jacoby family genealogy : a record of the descendants of the pioneer, Peter Jacoby, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Wilhelmina S. Wiser, Memorial# 88405059.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan M. and Wilhelmina Wiser, Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1241384. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  8. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and "Wilmina" Wiser, Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1314; Page: 808A; Family History Library Film: 552813. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan M. and Wilhelmina "Weiser", Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Page: 191A; Enumeration District: 171. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John J. Wiser, Memorial# 88405250.
  11. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, H. Elizabeth Wiser, Memorial# 88405206.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Alfred Wiser, Memorial# 88405178.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emma Matilda (Wiser) Thompson, Memorial# 70348727.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Walter B. Wiser, Memorial# 88405228.

Owen J. Wiser1

b. 1892, d. 1931
Relationship6th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Owen Jacob Wiser1 b. 13 Jun 1862, d. 4 May 1931
Mother*Lydia Emma Reed1 b. 1871, d. 1908
Birth*1892Owen J. Wiser was born in 18921
Death*1931 and died in 1931 at about age 39.1
Burial*He was buried with his mother in Plot P 59 1 of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Owen J. Wiser, Memorial# 75888088. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Owen Jacob Wiser1

b. 13 June 1862, d. 4 May 1931
Relationship5th great-grandson of Robert Heaton
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Thomas M. Wiser1 b. 21 Aug 1831, d. 2 Apr 1903
Mother*Eliza Heaton1 b. 9 May 1831, d. 14 Jul 1900
Birth*13 June 1862Owen Jacob Wiser was born on 13 June 1862 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2,3
(Son) Census US 187021 July 1870Owen Jacob was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in the household of his parents in Upper Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 8 years old, at home, and attending school.2,4
(Son) Census US 18807 June 1880Owen was enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in the household of his parents in Upper Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He was 19 years old, at home, and had not attended school within the census year.5
Marriage*1890He married first Lydia Emma Reed in 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.6
(Son) Will3 February 1902Owen's father, Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 3 February 1902 in which he identified his three children: Araminta, wife of John Reading Johnson, Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads, and Owen Jacob Wiser. Below is our transcript of his will as Thomas prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my will and testament in manner and form as follows.

First. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my hereinafter named Executor as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I order and direct that my Executor sell at public or private sale within one year after my death all my real and personal property I may own at the time of my death and I do hereby empower and authorize my executor to sign, seal and execute all such deeds as may be requisite and necessary to assure the property to the purchasers thereof.

Item. I give and bequeath all the money arising out of my real estate and personal property coming into the hands of my executor, after deducting the aforesaid payments and just charges and expenses, that he shall distribute as follows:

Item. The remainder to be to my three children in equal shares: one share to Araminta, intermarried to John Reading Johnson; one share to Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads; and one share to Owen Jacob Wiser, my son.

And, lastly. I constitute and appoint my son Owen Jacob Wiser as my sole executor of this, my will, declaring this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Henry Barner and Abraham Barner by Thomas M. Wiser on 3 February 1902.1
Probate*7 May 1903Owen had been named the sole Executor in the last will and testament of his father, Thomas M. Wiser, late of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and on 7 May 1903 the will was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted.1
(Husband) Death1908Owen became a widower when Lydia Emma (Reed) Wiser died in 1908 at about age 37.7
Marriage*20 December 1913He married second Mary E. Andres, daughter of Benjamin Andres and Amanda Greisemer, on 20 December 1913 in Trinity Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.8
Census US 1920*13 January 1920Mary E. and Owen J. Wiser were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 13 January 1920 at 3101 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Owen was 57 years of age and had his own business as a furniture dealer, and Mary was 55 years of age. They owned their home free of mortgage. Residing with the couple in 1920 was Mary's mother, Amanda (Greisemer) Andres, who was 83 years of age and a widow.9
Death*4 May 1931He died of heart disease on 4 May 1931 in his home at 3101 North 16th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 683
Burial*7 May 1931 and was buried on 7 May 1931 in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.3

Family 1

Lydia Emma Reed b. 1871, d. 1908
Child1.Owen J. Wiser10 b. 1892, d. 1931

Family 2

Mary E. Andres b. 29 Jan 1863, d. 7 Jul 1946

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Thomas M. Wiser, #22135, dated 3 February 1902 and proved 7 May 1903, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 31-32, 1903-1906, pages 66-67, image 64 of 601. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Upper Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1379; Page: 388A; Family History Library Film: 552878. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Owen J Wiser of 3101 North 16th, Philadelphia, certificate# 48176, age 68, married to Mary E., born on 13 Jun in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, died on 4 May 1931 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Thomas Wiser and Elizabeth Heaton, informant Owen Wiser of 4319 North 7th, Philadelphia, burial on 7 May 1931 in Doylestown Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.
  4. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 308B; Family History Library Film: 552812.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza "Weiser", Upper Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1159; Page: 200B; Enumeration District: 034. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  6. [S1817] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Owen Jacob Wiser and Lydia Emma Reed in 1890 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, referencing Digital GSU# 4141933. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lydia E. Wiser, Memorial# 75888116. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; marriage of Owen J Wiser and Mary E Andres on 20 December 1913 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at Trinity Reformed Church, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  9. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Owen J. and Mary E. Wiser, Philadelphia Ward 38, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1636; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 1346. Hereinafter cited as 1920 US Federal Census.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Owen J. Wiser, Memorial# 75888088.

Thomas M. Wiser1

b. 21 August 1831, d. 2 April 1903
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Jacob Wiser2,3,4,5 b. 1806, d. 7 Aug 1877
Mother*Elizabeth S. Marple2,3,4,5 b. 1809, d. 24 May 1887
Birth*21 August 1831Thomas M. Wiser was born on 21 August 1831 in Pennsylvania.6,7,8
Census US 1850*4 September 1850Thomas was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 4 September 1850 in Warminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, about 25 miles away from his parents and siblings in Hilltown, in the household of William Slack, who was a blacksmith. Thomas was 19 years old, and his occupation was also recorded as blacksmith. We suspect he may have been apprenticing with Mr. Slack or, if already proficient, working for him. Thomas would continue to work as a blacksmith for several more years, including after his marriage.2
Marriage*1852He married Eliza Heaton, daughter of Owen Heaton and Penninnah Hinds, about 1852.1,6,9,8
Census US 1860*6 September 1860Eliza and Thomas M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 6 September 1860 in Hilltown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was 28 years of age and a blacksmith with real estate valued at $1,600 and a personal estate valued at $600, and Eliza was 29 years of age. The couple's two daughters were enumerated with them in 1860. Araminta was 5 years old and Elizabeth's age was 10 months.7
(Son-in-Law) Will5 September 1868Thomas's father-in-law, Owen Heaton on Hilltown Township, Bucks County, prepared his will dated 5 September 1868 in which he identified his three surviving children, a son-in-law and a grandson. He appointed his daughter, Mary Margaret Heaton, and son-in-law, Thomas M. Wiser, to be his Executors.

His will directed his executors to sell all of his real and personal property within one year after his death and to distribute the proceeds as follows: The sum of $200 to his daughter Mary Margaret in advance, and the remainder in equal shares to his three children and his grandchild Edmund E. Bitting, being four shares. One share each to Mahlon Heaton, Mary Margaret Heaton, Eliza, intermarried to Thomas M. Wiser, and Edmund E. Bitting.

The will stated that in case his death occurred before his said grandson attained the age of 21 years, his Executors were directed to have a guardian appointed by the Orphans Court who shall receive his share and hold it in trust until he attained said age and then receive his share from said guardian. The will added that in case of the death of said grandson Edmund E. Bitting, during his minority or at any age without children, the said bequest to him was ordered and directed to be paid by his estate to Owen's three hereinbefore named children in equal shares.

The will directed that in case the sum of $200, or any part thereof, his son Mahlon M. Heaton borrowed of Miss Thomas, for which his father Owen Heaton was bound as security, and that he or his estate shall have to pay, his will ordered that the said amount with interest due, or so much thereof as will be collected from his estate, shall be deducted from Mahlon's share coming to him from his father's estate.10
Census US 1870*21 July 1870Eliza and Thomas M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 21 July 1870 in Upper Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was 38 years of age and a farmer with a personal estate valued at $1,000, and Eliza was 39 years of age and keeping house. Two of their children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. Araminta was 15 years old, worked as a domestic servant, and was also attending school; and Owen Jacob was 8 years old, at home, and attending school. The couple's middle child, Elizabeth, was enumerated that year with her paternal grandparents, Elizabeth and Jacob Wiser, in Hilltown Township, Bucks County.11,12
(Son-in-Law) Death28 November 1877His father-in-law died on 28 November 1877 at age 7713,14
(Son-in-Law) Probate8 December 1877 and his father-in-law's will was proved on 8 December 1877 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, when Letters Testamentary were granted to him, Thomas M. Wiser, and Mary Margaret Heaton, the Executors named in his will.10
Census US 1880*7 June 1880Eliza and Thomas M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 7 June 1880 in Upper Salford, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was 49 years of age and a farmer, and Eliza was 48 years of age and keeping house. Their son Owen J., who was 19 years old and at home, was enumerated with his parents. Also residing with the family in 1880 was Henry Heintz, age 13 years old, who was recorded as a servant, and who worked as a laborer. Neither Owen nor Henry had attended school within the census year.15
Census US 1900*28 June 1900Eliza and Thomas M. Wiser were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 28 June 1900 in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Thomas was 68 years of age and a farmer, and Eliza was 69 years of age. They owned their farm with a mortgage, had been married for 48 years, and Eliza had given birth to four children, three of whom were living.8
(Husband) Death14 July 1900Thomas became a widower when Eliza (Heaton) Wiser died on 14 July 1900 at age 69.9
Will*3 February 1902Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prepared his will dated 3 February 1902 in which he identified his three children: Araminta, wife of John Reading Johnson, Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads, and Owen Jacob Wiser. Below is our transcript of his will as Thomas prepared it:

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas M. Wiser of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, state of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life, do make and publish this my will and testament in manner and form as follows.

First. It is my will and I do order that all my just debts and funeral expenses be duly paid and satisfied by my hereinafter named Executor as soon as conveniently can be after my decease.

Item. I order and direct that my Executor sell at public or private sale within one year after my death all my real and personal property I may own at the time of my death and I do hereby empower and authorize my executor to sign, seal and execute all such deeds as may be requisite and necessary to assure the property to the purchasers thereof.

Item. I give and bequeath all the money arising out of my real estate and personal property coming into the hands of my executor, after deducting the aforesaid payments and just charges and expenses, that he shall distribute as follows:

Item. The remainder to be to my three children in equal shares: one share to Araminta, intermarried to John Reading Johnson; one share to Elizabeth, widow of Sylvester Rhoads; and one share to Owen Jacob Wiser, my son.

And, lastly. I constitute and appoint my son Owen Jacob Wiser as my sole executor of this, my will, declaring this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.

The will was signed and sealed in the presence of witnesses Henry Barner and Abraham Barner by Thomas M. Wiser on 3 February 1902.16
Death*2 April 1903He died on 2 April 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 716,17
Burial*6 April 1903 and was buried on 6 April 1903 with his wife, in Plot P 60 1, of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown.6,17
Probate*7 May 1903 On 7 May 1903 the last will and testament of Thomas M. Wiser, late of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, was duly proved when Letters Testamentary were granted to his son, Owen Jacob Wiser, the sole executor named in the will.16

Family

Eliza Heaton b. 9 May 1831, d. 14 Jul 1900
Children1.Araminta Wiser+18 b. 14 Mar 1855, d. 10 May 1911
2.Elizabeth Wiser+7,19 b. 12 Sep 1859, d. 10 Aug 1947
3.Owen Jacob Wiser+16 b. 13 Jun 1862, d. 4 May 1931

Citations

  1. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Owen Heaton, #14349, dated 5 September 1868 and proved 8 December 1868, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 19-20, 1873-1880, pages 107-109, images 398-399 of 623. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Wiser, age 19, blacksmith, enumerated in the household of William Slack, age 38 and a blacksmith, Warminster, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 129b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 US Federal Census.
  3. [S17] 1850 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 758; Page: 275a.
  4. [S1913] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Jacob Wiser and Elizabeth S. Marple on 25 November 1830 in the Presbyterian Church, Abington, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907, citing VAULT BX 9211.P49001 P71 v.1. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.
  5. [S221] Analysis and opinion of researcher, Liz Heaton Brown (Summerlin, Nevada).
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas M. Wiser, Memorial# 75888362. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 403; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  8. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza "Weiser", Doylestown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 16; Enumeration District: 0013; FHL microfilm: 1241384. Hereinafter cited as 1900 US Federal Census.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Wiser, Memorial# 75888335.
  10. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Owen Heaton, #14349, dated 5 September 1868 and proved 8 December 1877, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 19-20, 1873-1880, pages 107-109, images 398-399 of 623.
  11. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas M. and Eliza Wiser, Upper Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1379; Page: 388A; Family History Library Film: 552878. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  12. [S37] 1870 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth "Weiser", Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1313; Page: 308B; Family History Library Film: 552812.
  13. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 18, page 651. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Owen Heaton, Memorial# 14490403.
  15. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Thomas and Eliza "Weiser", Upper Salford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1159; Page: 200B; Enumeration District: 034. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.
  16. [S1614] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, will of Thomas M. Wiser, #22135, dated 3 February 1902 and proved 7 May 1903, Bucks County Wills, Volumes 31-32, 1903-1906, pages 66-67, image 64 of 601.
  17. [S1815] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Thomas M Wiser, age 71, on 2 April 1903 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, born in PA about 1832, burial on 6 April 1903 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, referencing FHL Film# 1011832. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Araminta (Wiser) Johnson, Memorial# 75888269.
  19. [S1814] Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Elizabeth Hunsberger of 26 East 7th Street, Lansdale, Montgomery County, certificate# 72943, age 87, born on 12 September 1859 in Hilltown, Pennsylvania, died on 10 August 1947 at her home in Lansdale, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents Thomas Wiser and Eliza Heaton, informant Flossie Rhoads, 26 East 7th Street, Lansdale, burial on 14 August 1947 at Montgomeryville Baptist Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967.

Walter B. Wiser1

b. December 1868, d. 7 May 1876
Father*Nathan M. Wiser1 b. 30 Sep 1833, d. 1 Jun 1910
Mother*Wilhelmina Snyder1 b. 7 Oct 1834, d. 21 Dec 1922
Birth*December 1868Walter B. Wiser was born in December 1868 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3
(Son) Census US 187016 August 1870Walter was enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 16 August 1870 in the household of his parents in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 2 years old3
Death*7 May 1876 and died there on 7 May 1876 at age 7.1,3,4
Burial*He was buried near his baby sister and two baby brothers, in Plot M2 45 2, of Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, Bucks County.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Walter B. Wiser, Memorial# 88405228. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and Wilhelmina Wiser, Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Page: 379; Family History Library Film: 805084. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.
  3. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan and "Wilmina" Wiser, Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1314; Page: 808A; Family History Library Film: 552813. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  4. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Nathan M. and Wilhelmina "Weiser", Warrington, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1107; Page: 191A; Enumeration District: 171. Hereinafter cited as 1880 US Federal Census.

Rebecca Jane Wisher1

b. 12 May 1847, d. 13 December 1936
Father*Thomas N. Wisher2,3 b. 26 Jan 1820, d. 27 Feb 1892
Mother*Harriet Horner2,4 b. 5 Mar 1818, d. 29 Apr 1891
Birth*12 May 1847Rebecca Jane Wisher was born on 12 May 1847 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio.1,2
Marriage*2 January 1867She married, as his third wife, Samuel Anderson Jolliff on 2 January 1867.1,5,2
Children*Rebecca and Samuel had a total of six children together.5
(Wife) Death21 February 1909Rebecca became a widow when Samuel Anderson Jolliff died on 21 February 1909 at age 78.1
Death*13 December 1936She died on 13 December 1936 in Patoka, Marion County, Illinois, at age 892,5
Burial* and was buried in Patoka Cemetery, Patoka.2

Family

Samuel Anderson Jolliff b. 8 Jul 1830, d. 21 Feb 1909
Child1.Ulysses S. Jolliff+1,2 b. 1869, d. 1958

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ulysses S. Jolliff, Memorial# 99620131. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Jane (Wisher) Jolliff, Memorial# 51870454.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas N. Wisher, Memorial# 123483432.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harriett (Horner) Wisher, Memorial# 123481200.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Anderson Jolliff, Memorial# 51870587.

Thomas N. Wisher1,2

b. 26 January 1820, d. 27 February 1892
Birth*26 January 1820Thomas N. Wisher was born on 26 January 1820.1,2
Marriage*10 October 1839He married Harriet Horner on 10 October 1839 in Fairfield County, Ohio.2,3
(Husband) Death29 April 1891Thomas became a widower when Harriet (Horner) Wisher died on 29 April 1891 at age 73.1,3,2
Death*27 February 1892He died at age 72 on 27 February 1892, less than a year after his wife, in Patoka, Marion County, Illinois,1,2
Burial* and was buried with his wife in Row 32, Grave 48 of Patoka Cemetery, Patoka.2

Family

Harriet Horner b. 5 Mar 1818, d. 29 Apr 1891
Child1.Rebecca Jane Wisher+1,2 b. 12 May 1847, d. 13 Dec 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Rebecca Jane (Wisher) Jolliff, Memorial# 51870454. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas N. Wisher, Memorial# 123483432.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Harriett (Horner) Wisher, Memorial# 123481200.

Elizabeth Wistler1

b. 1832, d. 8 July 1916
Birth*1832Elizabeth Wistler was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania.1,2
Marriage*She married Jacob H. Hunsberger.1,3
(Wife) Death5 November 1904Elizabeth became a widow when Jacob H. Hunsberger died on 5 November 1904 at age 81.3
Death*8 July 1916She died on 8 July 1916 at about age 841
Burial* and was buried in Hatfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Hatfield, Montgomery County.1

Family

Jacob H. Hunsberger b. 5 Jan 1823, d. 5 Nov 1904
Child1.Allen W. Hunsberger1,4 b. 14 Nov 1864, d. 7 Sep 1917

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Elizabeth (Wistler) Hunsberger, Memorial# 119511345. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Jacob and Elizabeth Hunsberger, Hatfield, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1377; Page: 415A; Family History Library Film: 552876. Hereinafter cited as 1870 US Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob H. Hunsberger, Memorial# 119511234.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Allen W. Hunsberger, Memorial# 119511808.

Esther Wiswall1

b. 7 June 1654, d. before 18 April 1711
Father*John Wiswall1
Mother*Margaret Smith1
Birth*7 June 1654Esther Wiswall was born on 7 June 1654, probably in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*She married Joshua Fisher, son of Joshua Fisher and Mary Aldis.1
(Wife) Death26 January 1708/9Esther became a widow when Joshua Fisher died on 26 January 1708/9.1,2
Will*22 April 1710Esther wrote her will dated 22 April 1710 in Dedham1
Death*before 18 April 1711 and died before 18 April 1711, when her will was filed for probate in Boston.1

Family

Joshua Fisher b. 9 Jan 1651, d. 26 Jan 1708/9
Children1.Esther Fisher+3 b. 27 Feb 1682
2.Mary Fisher+1 b. 24 Jul 1687

Citations

  1. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 28-29. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dedham, Volumes 1 & 2, page 37. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy, pages 64-65.

John Wiswall1

Marriage*He married Margaret Smith.1

Family

Margaret Smith
Child1.Esther Wiswall+1 b. 7 Jun 1654, d. b 18 Apr 1711

Citations

  1. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 28-29. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.

Witherel Withem1

Marriage*27 May 1733He married Jemima Hayward of Easton, daughter of Joseph Hayward Jr. and Sarah Crossman, on 27 May 1733 in Easton, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1

Family

Jemima Hayward b. 16 May 1711

Citations

  1. [S580] Easton (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Births, deaths, and marriages by families, 1697-1847 (Easton, Massachusetts): page 29; FHL film# 1059951, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Births, deaths, and marriages, 1697-1847 (Easton, Massachusetts).