Ressler, Isaac 1

Birth Name Ressler, Isaac
Birth Name Ressler, Isaac
Gender male


There is a lot of confused information out there that mixes up my ancestor Isaac Franklin Ressler with an Isaac S Ressler who was also born in approximately 1847, but died in Bluffton, IN in 1905; either or neither or both could be this Isaac Ressler. To be fair, I don't know from my own family sources when or where Isaac Franklin was born or died though 1847 seems reasonable, and they were apparently both blacksmiths, although the Mart Zimmerman "O'er Stormy Seas" book specifically implies that Isaac Franklin (Sr.) was a blacksmith in Manheim Twp. PA, around the time Isaac Franklin Jr. was married in 1898. I had assumed that Isaac Franklin Ressler was the son of Isaac Ressler and Mary Schlott, but I'm realizing that I cannot prove that definitively, given the confusion. Isaac and Mary did have a son Isaac, but which if the many Isaacs is not clear. Therefore, I have broken the chain between Isaac Franklin and Isaac/Mary until I have further evidence.

Please see the discussion at Isaac Franklin Ressler, Sr. for a long discussion of the possibilities.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth between July 1846 and June 1847 Ironville, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, United States of America    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Ressler, Isaac29 April 18052 December 1865
Mother Schlott, Mary22 June 182028 November 1891
    Brother     Ressler, Michael before 1838
    Sister     Ressler, Anna Elizabeth 21 July 1838 6 April 1894
    Brother     Ressler, Henry between July 1840 and June 1841
    Sister     Ressler, Caroline 8 March 1842 1 March 1920
    Sister     Ressler, Fanny M. 27 March 1844 10 January 1866
         Ressler, Isaac between July 1846 and June 1847
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     Ressler, Oliver between July 1851 and June 1852
    Brother     Ressler, Reuben between July 1855 and June 1856
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
    Brother     Ressler, Christian between July 1859 and June 1860

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