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  • Mary Catharine Wesler Miles Born: 1843 Married: 1867 Alijah S. Miles
  • Joseph Wesler & Annie Newton top step – with Ruth, Judson Harry, Kate, and Mary Amelia, standing. Beatrice, Ne. 1896

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  • Wesler Family History A journey back in time 1700 - 2007
  • Wessler - Wesler Branches and Twigs by Juanita Johnston 2007
  • Wesler or Wechsler name meaning - money changer. Names derived from profession of first bearer
  • Early Years 1501-1542 German conquistador and explorer who led two expeditions (1530-1532 and 1533-1539) into South America for the Weslers, a powerful German banking family. In 1530, the Wesler family sent Nikolaus Federmann to South America to explore the interior of a new colony granted to them by King Charles I of Spain (in present-day Venezuela), seeking the fabled city of gold, El Dorado. In 1533, after a brief return to Europe, Federmann returned to Venezuela to begin another search for El Dorado, during which he explored present-day Colombia, making the first east-west crossing of the Andes, to Bogota. In 1539, he, along with two Spanish explorers, sailed to Spain to submit claims to the land in the region, which eventually was granted to Spain by the Council of the Indes. Federmann died in Madrid in 1542. ------------ Unfortunately I have not found records of the earliest Wesler to arrive in the United States of America at this date. But I will not give up! And will record it in the Wesler files when I do find the arrival and hopefully the name of the ship they arrived on.
  • Jacob Wesler: York PA 1790 (not sure if this is a relative)
  • 1860 Census: Tippecanoe , Miami county, Ohio
  • Elijah Wesler Bought Lot 65 Tippecanoe, Miami County. Ohio 24 Dec 1853
  • Monroe Township : Formed 3 February 1818 Monroe Township borders Montgomery County on the south. It contains 36 full and 6 fractional sections. The Great Miami River flows through the township as did the Miami-Erie Canal. The township's earliest settler was Samuel Freeman, who in 1801 with his family, settled about a mile south of what is now Tipp City. John Yount arrived with his family in 1802. By 1805, many families from the Newberry District of South Carolina began arriving to buy land and establish residences. Tipp City (Tippecanoe), established in 1839, is the main city in the township. Villages include Frederick (Fidelity P.O.) and Ginghamsburg, both near the southern border with Montgomery County. From an 1883 Atlas/Directory of Miami County Ohio. MONROE TOWNSHIP Wells, T. B. Painter American Wesler, A. H. CivEngineer American Wesler, A. R. Painter American Wesler, J. J. Laborer American West, John Farm Hand American Wilkinson, William J. Laborer American Williamson, J. R. CarrM'fa'tur American Williamson, David Laborer American Wright, W. B. Laborer American Wymer, Jacob Farm Renter American
  • Tippecanoe, Miami County Ohio - 1880 A.H. Wesler and family _ relation?
    • H. WESLER
    • A. H. Wesler, Justice of the Peace and Mayor, Tippecanoe City; was born in Chester Co., Penn., Jan. 15, 1826 ; his father, John G., was also a native of Pennsylvania, and a farmer by occupation; he died in November, 1876, at the advanced age of nearly 97 years. He was married to Maria, daughter of Hezekiah Davis, of Revolutionary note; he was taken prisoner while engaged in the struggle for American liberty, and confined in a prison on Long Island,
    • and while here wrote his name on a pane of glass in the window of his cell, which pane was secured a few years ago by a grand-daughter. John G. was Captain of a company in the war of 1812, and was stationed at Philadelphia,Penn.; he had four sons and three daughters, all still living. Our subject is the sixth child, and was brought up on a farm till he was 17, when he went to the city of Philadelphia and entered an apprenticeship as a joiner and carpenter; he was engaged here about three years, and in the spring of 1850, came to
    • this State, locating temporarily in Lost Creek Township till the following spring, when he located in Tippecanoe, where he now lives; since coming here, he has been variously engaged at carpentering, surveying, etc.; he has surveyed a larger part of the lots of Tippecanoe City he is a Democrat in politics, and, although no office-seeker, has held his share of public offices; he has been a number of times elected to the offices of Justice of the Peace and Mayor, and this is a town which gives from 200 to 300 Republican majority, a mark of the
    • confidence and esteem which he has won from the community; he is at present Justice of the Peace and Mayor. He was married in January, 1853, to Mary, daughter of Henry Krise, an early settler; five sons and three daughters have been the issue of this union.
  • Name: A. H. Wesler Home in 1880: Tippecanoe, Miami, Ohio Age: 54 Estimated birth year: abt 1826 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Mary Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania Occupation: Carpenter Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age A. H. Wesler 54 Mary Wesler 45 John Wesler 26 Sallie Wesler 19 Hattie Wesler 17 Libbie Wesler 15 William Wesler 14 Joseph Wesler 11 George Wesler 11 Albert Wesler 5
  • Elijah Wesler Born: Lancaster, PA. Died: 1874, Ohio Married: Mary R. Rinewalt Born: February 1808, Valley Forge, PA Died: June 29, 1875, Tippecanoe, OH Children: Sarah Wesler: 1840 Adam Judson Rinewalt Wesler: November 19, 1842 Mary Catharine Wesler: 1843 Joseph Penny Packer Wesler: Sept 6, 1844
  • Notes for Elijah Wesler Miami County Recorder's Index ~~~~~~~ 1807-1865 ~~~~~~~ 24 Dec 1853 Wessler, Elijah by Admr. -- Jay, Thomas J., Jane 29 131 Tippecanoe Lot 65 24 Dec 1853 Wessler, Elijah by Admr. -- Line, Thomas J., Sarah 29 131 Tippecanoe Lot 65 ------------ Probate Court Index 1807 - 1900 15 Oct 1838 Wesler, Barbara Estate 00913 B 0422 16 Apr 1836 Wesler, Jacob Guardianship 00776 B 0175 08 Jul 1875 Wesler, Mary B. Estate 05766 1 0123 ------------------ Miami County Marriage Index ~~~~~~~ 1807-1865 Wesler, Horatio Krise, Mary 1853 Wesler, John J. Booher, Harriet E. 1858 Wesler, John J. Booker, Harriet E. 1858 Wesler, Mary C. Miles, Alijah W. 1867 -------------
  • Mary Kathryn Wesler Born: March 25, 1848 Died: Feb.21, 1880 Married: June 17, 1866 Elijah W. Miles 1867 Children: Harry Miles
  • Written on back of frame: Wesler home in Cincinnati Ohio. Not sure which family it belonged to. Cousin Harry Miles
  • 04/05/10 Adam Judson Wesler Born: Nov 19, 1842 Joined Union Ohio 94 th Infantry Co. D. Killed in the Civil War battle of Kennesaw Mt. GA. July 1, 1964
  • Census for 1870: Tippecanoe, Miami, OH 1870 Mary R. Wesler – Milliner, widowed. Joseph and Mary Miles with her.
  • Mary Rinewalt Wesler Born: Feb. 18, 1808: Valley Forge, PA Died: June 29. 1875: Tippecanoe, OH
  • Mary was a milliner and had several girls working for her (this was an old tintype that was damaged & we repaired it Using Adobe Photoshop.)
  • 1860 United States Federal Census Census Name: Joseph Wesler Birth: abt 1845 - location Residence: 1860 - city, Miami, Ohio 1870 United States Federal Census Census Name: Joseph Wesler Birth: abt 1869 - location Residence: 1870 - city, Miami, Ohio 1880 United States Federal Census Census Name: Joseph Wesler Spouse: Annie Birth: abt 1845 - Ohio Residence: 1880 - Beatrice, Gage, Nebraska
  • J.P. Wesler 1865
  • CIVIL WAR RECORD: Joseph P. Wesler Regiment Name 94 Ohio Infantry Side Union Company D Soldier's Rank_In Pvt. Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt. Alternate Name Joseph J. P./Wessler Notes Film Number M552 roll 116
  • During the American Civil War, the State of Ohio provided the United States government with three types of military units: artillery units, cavalry units, and infantry units. Ohio supplied the federal government with more than 260 regiments of men, not counting several companies that formed the basis of regiments in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. A total of 310,654 Ohioans served in the Northern army for varying lengths of time. The federal government required each state to supply a set number of soldiers determined by the state's population. Ohio exceeded the government's call for men by 4,332 soldiers. This number does not reflect the 6,479 men who paid a monetary fine to the government to escape military duty. It also does not include the 5,092 African-American soldiers who served in the United States Colored Troops or in units from other states, including the infamous Fifty-Fourth and Fifty-Fifth Massachusetts Infantry Regiments. In theory, Ohio exceeded the federal government's requirements by more than fifteen thousand men. Ohio men fought in every major battle of the war. Within forty-eight hours of President Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers in April 1861, two Ohio infantry regiments already had departed for Washington DC. An Ohio brigade protected the Union army's retreat at the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861. Ohio regiments also helped secure Kentucky and West Virginia for the North. They participated in the Battles of Fort Donnelson, Gettysburg, Antietam, Fort Wagner, Shiloh, Chickamauga, and innumerable others. Approximately 11,237 Ohio soldiers died from wounds received on the various battlefields, while another 13,354 men perished from diseases. Eighty-four of every one thousand Ohio men who served died in the war. Another forty-four for every one thousand deserted, among the lowest desertion rate for the Northern states.
  • 94th Regiment Infantry Organized at Camp Piqua, Ohio, and mustered in August 22, 1862. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., August 28. Expedition to Yates' Ford, Kentucky River, August 30-September 3. Yates' Ford August 31. Tait's Ferry, Kentucky River, September 1. Retreat to Louisville, Ky., September 2-3. Attached to 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865. SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June, Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 24-25. (continued
  • Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Valley and Graysville November 26. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Demonstrations on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kennesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochee River May 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Near Rocky Mount, S.C., February 28. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 144 Enlisted men by disease. Total 199.
  • Courtesy of L.M. Strayer Collection History Organized in August, 1862, under Colonel J.W. Frizell, it at once proceeded to Kentucky. In the retreat towards Louisville the Regiment suffered severely for want of food and water. In October it took a prominent part in the battle of Perryville, and at Stone River was engaged every day of the battle. At Chickamauga it again engaged the enemy, and later took part in the assaults on Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge. In May, 1864, it joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, fighting and skirmishing all the way through to Atlanta. After pursuing Hood north it marched to the sea, and then through the Carolinas, taking part in the last battle at Bentonville. When Johnston surrendered the Regiment marched to Washington via Richmond, passed in review before the President, and was mustered out June 6, 1865.
  • Joseph moved to Gage county NE where he met and married Annie Newton
  • Joseph Penny Packer Wesler: born September 06, 1844, Miami county OH Married: November 26, 1873 in Cortland, Gage county, Nebraska Annie Newton: June 03, 1856, Cincinnati, Ohio Children: Mary Amelia Wesler: December 31, 1875 Laura Catherine Wesler December 20, 1877 Judson Elisah Wesler November 16, 1879 Ruth Rinewalt Wesler March 25, 1882 Joseph Wesler September 27, 1884 Charles Harry Vanwyck Wesler January 07, 1886 Helen Josephine Wesler June 02, 1899
  • Land rental in Nebraska letter Joseph & his Dog
  • Annie Newton Joseph P. Wesler
  • Page photocopied from the Wesler Family Bible Which is in Storage
  • Mary Amelia Wesler Kate and Dot Wesler Tintype of Dot that was In poor shape Restored using Adobe Photoshop
  • Mary, Kate, Judson, Ruth and Harry Wesler The Joseph Wesler family in Nebraska
  • Joseph Wesler & Annie Newton top step – with Ruth, Judson Harry, Kate, and Mary Amelia, standing. Beatrice, NE. 1896
  • Gage County Biographies 1888 J. P. WESLER. Among the worthy citizens of Lincoln Township who are entitled to an honorable mention in this collection of biographies, because of loyal service in behalf of the Union and interest in the public affairs of the township, is the gentleman whose name we have just recorded. For about eight years he has made his home on his farm, consisting of 160 acres on section 11, most of which is in a highly improved condition. Previous to his residence on his present farm he had lived for about eight years in Beatrice, where he was engaged as a builder and contractor, being a practical brick-mason by trade. He erected some of the best buildings in the city during the time of his residence there, but since his removal he has given his attention solely to farming and its accompanying business of stock-raising. He first came to this State in 1870 and made his home in Brownville, Nemaha County, whence he came here and secured a homestead of 160 acres in Highland Township, on which he made many improvements and lived for about five years previous to his residence in Beatrice, since which time he has sold the homestead. Our subject was born in Miami County, Ohio, on the 6th of September, 1844, and when he was eight years old the first great sorrow of his life occurred in the death of his father, Elijah Wesler. The latter was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and was of American parentage, though his ancestors were formerly from Germany, and had been for many years American citizens, some of the Wesler family having participated in the War of 1812. The father was engaged in wagon-making, which pursuit he followed until the time of his death; in matters of politics he had all his life been an old-line Whig, and religiously, his family were connected with the Baptist Church. He was married in Pennsylvania to the mother of our subject, Miss Mary R. Rinewalt, also of American parentage and German ancestry, who was born and spent her early life near Valley Forge, Pa. Her family were members of the religious denomination known as Dunkards, and she died at Tippecanoe, Ohio. in 1874, at the age of sixty-six years.
  • Our subject remained in his native county until the breaking out of the Rebellion, when he enlisted, on the 8th of August, 1862, in the 94th Ohio Infantry, Company D, under command of Capt. H. P. Hutchins, with Col. Frizell in charge of the regiment. The latter was assigned to the Cumberland Army, and the first active engagement in which it participated was at Perryville, Ky., the next at Stone River, and then at Chickamauga. Our subject was present in all of the engagements of his regiment during the campaign, and was honorably discharged at Washington. D. C., after the grand parole of his regiment, his discharge dating May, 1865. Fortunately he never was wounded, and was able to respond to the roil call every time, discharging all his duties in a courageous and valiant manner, and proving himself the possessor of a loyal heart. After he was released from the service of his country our subject returned to his home, and in 1870 he came to Nebraska. Three years later he was united in marriage, on the 16th of November, near Cortland, this county, to Miss Anna Newton, who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 3d of June, 1857. Her parents, William and Jane (Wilson) Newton, were also natives of that State; the father was accidentally killed while a member of the fire department of Cincinnati, and the mother still makes her home in that city, having married a second time. Mrs. Wesler was quite young when she went to Como, Whiteside Co., Ill., to make her home with her paternal grandparents, and she grew to womanhood under their kindly care, coming with them to Nebraska. She is the mother of six children, one of whom is deceased, and the others all living at home, bearing the names of Mary, Katie, Judson, Ruth and C. H. Vanwyke. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wesler attend the Mission Church in this township. The former has held some of the local offices and is at present the Assessor of the township. He is a Union Labor man in politics, and is a member of the Bricklayers' International Union. His honorable service during the late war entitles him to a membership in the G. A. R., Lodge No. 35, of Beatrice, of which he is a charter member. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/gage/books/pba/index.htm 06/01/06
  • Beatrice Nebraska Joseph Wesler
  • Built by J.P. Wesler CO
  • Judson, Harry and their father, Joseph Wesler
  • Joseph, Annie, Judson and Harry Were card carrying members of the Socialist Party. And loaned them $50. For 6 months in 1908.
  • Farewell, Friend and Comrade, With a tear and smile We are parting now For just a little while. We remain to finish The work that you've begun; Or pass it on to brave young hearts When our part is done. We are climbing upward The best way that we can' Then pause and to our fellows reach A welcome uplift hand. So tell the world of martyrs In yonder worlds of light That strong hearts still are gattling On earth for what is right. And watch for us, we're coming when the cruel struggle is through. It will be best for us to rest And be again with you. From Neosho Local, Socialist Party: Poem requested printed in his Obit.
  • NEOSHO DAILY DEMOCRAT Thursday, July 21, 1921 Funeral services for J.P. Wesler, who died on Tuesday, July 12, were held at the family residence on Ripley street Sunday afternoon at three o;clock in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends. they were conducted by Calem Lipscomb of Springfield, an old friend of Mr. Wesler, and a well known public speaker. Deceased was born in Miami county, Ohio, Sept 6, 1844, and when he was eight years old occurred the first great sorrow of his life in the death of his father Elijah Wesler. The latter was born in Pennsylvania of American parentage through his ancestors were originally from Germany. Deceased remained in his native county until the breaking out of the Rebellion when he enlisted in the 94th Ohio Infantry, Company D, under command of Capt. R.P. Hutchins with Col. Frizell in command of the regiment. They were assigned to the Army of the Cumberland and the first active engagement in which they participated was at Perryville, KY. Mr. Wesler was present in all of the engagements of his regiment during the campaign and was honorably discharged at Washington, D. C., after the grand parade of his regiment, in May 1865. Fortunately he was never wounded and was always able to respond to the roll call, discharging all his duties in a courageous and valiant manner and proving himself the possessor of a loyal heart. After his discharge from the service Mr. Wesler returned to his home and in 1870 went to Nebraska. Three years later, Nov. 16, 1873 he was married to Miss Anna Newton who was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 3, 1856.
  • The children of this union are Mrs. Mary Johnston of Minden Mines, Mo., Misses Ruth and Josephine Wesler of Abilene, Kansas; Katherine, Judson and Harry Wesler who live at the family residence in Neosho with their mother. He is survived by six grandchildren as follows; John Wesler Johnston, Judson Joseph Johnston, Isabelle Johnston, William Perry Johnston, Thomas Hall Johnston and Jacob Andrew Johnston. Mr. Wesler was for many years a brick mason by trade and had a good reputation as an honest and industrious workman. He had lived in Neosho many years and performed his part as a citizen of the community. He leaves to us the heritage of a large and excellent family.
  • Judson Elijah Wesler Was the eldest son. Here are copies of his 4 th & 6 th grade report cards.
  • Judson went to work in this factory When he was quite young, by the looks Of these photos. Can’t tell what they are Manufacturing,
  • Judson graduated from Neosho High School May of 1897
  • The Bible was a gift From Aunt Mary Miles Christmas 1893.
  • Jud was a telegrapher For RR in Minnesota.
  • This is Judd's girlfriend In Minnesota. Jud never married. He moved back to Neosho After this girl jilted him .
  • Harry, Kate, Ruth, Judson 340 Ripley St., Neosho, MO Kate, Ruth, Harry & Judson
  • Home to the Wesler family 340 Ripley Street Neosho, Missouri, during the remodeling. Grandma In the back Yard with A grandchild With chicken in her arms
  • Ruth Wesler birth certificate
  • Ruth was a musician And a writer. And an independent thinking Woman in her days!
  • Ruth graduated Emporia, KS Music in 1912
  • Charles Harry Vanwyck Wesler Was born in Neosho January 07, 1886 He was always Called by his middle name. More to be added later…..
  • Thanks to Mary Wesler Johnston and her daughter Isabell Johnston Stockwell, And to Kenneth Johnston for preserving the photos and file That I am sharing with you now! Juanita Bergman Johnston