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  • Name John Edward BRESSLER  [1, 2
    Born 19 Dec 1846  Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave 98980082 
    Died 23 Jul 1925  Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    Buried North Bend Cemetery - North Bend Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2087  Adam Barner
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 

    Family Sarah Elizabeth BARNER
              b. 12 Jun 1850, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Jun 1922, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1870 
    Children 
     1. Edward BRESSLER
              d. Bef 3 Oct 2013  [natural ]
     2. Maxine BRESSLER
              d. Bef 3 Oct 2013  [natural ]
     3. Helen BRESSLER
              d. Bef 3 Oct 2013  [natural ]
     4. Judy BRESSLER
              d. Bef 3 Oct 2013  [natural ]
     5. Cora Maude BRESSLER
              b. 6 Oct 1872, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Oct 1950, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. George Barner BRESSLER
              b. 26 Mar 1875, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Jan 1944, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Mina Viola BRESSLER
              b. Feb 1878, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Oct 1942, Buffalo, Erie Co, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
    +8. Leroy Francis BRESSLER
              b. 26 May 1882, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1949, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     9. M.D. Harry Bond BRESSLER
              b. 2 Dec 1884, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural ]
     10. Phoebe C. BRESSLER
              b. 12 Apr 1887, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Jun 1946, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +11. Houston R. BRESSLER
              b. 20 Mar 1890, Renovo, Chapman Twp, Clinton Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1948  (Age 57 years)  [natural ]
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 

    • John Edward Bressler
      Birth: Dec., 1847
      PA
      Death: Jul. 23, 1925
      Clinton County
      PA

      Son of George Bressler 1818-1901 & Phoebe Badger 1823-1850.

      COUNTY HISTORY (CLINTON Co, PA)
      GEORGE BRESSLER'S (1818-1901) BRIDE DIED ON TRIP AROUND HORN
      (Second story in a series of two on "Forty-Niners of Clinton County.")
      Second of the Clinton Countians to brave the dangers of the trip to Ca
      lifornia in search of gold, as reported to the Clinton County Historic
      al Society recently in a paper written by Miss Sarah E GEARHART, was G
      eorge BRESSLER, Jr., one of the settlers and builders, with Nathan HAR
      VEY, of that town, he was the grandfather of Mrs. Dewey DANIS (Margare
      t HUNTER 1898-1964) of Mill Hall.
      "George BRESSLER, 3rd was first married to Miss Phoebe BADGER (1823-18
      52)," Miss GEARHAT's report tells. "She died when their two children
      , John Edward (1847-1925) and Eliza Frances (1848-1925), were young. H
      e then married Eliza HENDERSHOT and started to California on their wed
      ding trip in February, 1852, leaving John Edward and his little siste
      with an aunt, Margaret BADGER.
      SIGHTS IN NEW YORK
      "George kept a diary for a while. It starts by telling that they wen
      t to Lewistown, possibly by stage, on the way to Philadelphia-thence t
      o New York, where the diary states they attended the first appearanc
      e of Edwin FORREST in "Damon and Pythias." They also went to Barnum'
      s Museum, and the American Lyceum of Fine Arts and saw some good paint
      ings. They saw the Christies perform, reporting that George CHRISTIE d
      anced with a "perfect looseness." At Broughams' Lyceum they saw Mrs. F
      ORREST act. The diary says she is good-looking at a distance."
      "On Feb. 15, 1852, George BRESSLER and his bride took the boat, "The R
      ace House," a clipper ship of 550 tons burden, copper bottom, drawin
      g 14 feet of water. Before they got out of the river to the sea the wi
      fe became ill-sea-sick, and later he, too, was very ill. The diary con
      tinues as to their illness and the ship's misfortunes-a lost mast fo
      one thing.
      BRIDE DIES AT SEA
      Then on Feb. 26, the eleventh day out, George records in his diary: "T
      hursday, Feb. 26, had the misfortune to lose my wife this morning, lac
      king 15 minutes of 1 o'clock. She was committed to the deep at 5 pm.
      , Latitude 35 degrees, 1 minute; Longitude 49 degrees, 10 minutes. Fun
      eral services were performed by the captain. After a hymn being sung
      , he read from 1 Cor., 15th Chapter commencing at the 20th verse.
      "He read a prayer from the Episcopal Book after which they sang anothe
      hymn. Everything was done in the best of order that circumstance wou
      ld admit of…"
      On Feb. 29 George noted that "the weather continues rough." But the di
      ary then ended until May 24-the Queen's birthday-when he landed at Val
      paraiso. BRESSLER went on to California and seems to have found a litt
      le gold. Letters were addressed to him at Marysville and Comptonvill
      e Calif. He spent in all seven years in California and saw exciting sc
      enes of government by Vigilance Committees, claim laws and the like.
      "Returning by Cape Horn, he found himself on an ill-fated ship. Yello
      w fever broke out on board and many of the passengers and crew were bu
      ied at sea.
      CHILD MISSED FATHER
      "One letter shows the tragedy at home-with the father far away seekin
      g his fortune. Little Frances BRESSLER, age 11, wrote her father a let
      ter including a poem, "The Lonely Child," in which she expresses her l
      onging for her father who is away. A very precious poem if written b
      y an eleven-year-old youngster.
      "Eliza Frances and her brother grew up and married. Eliza became Mrs
      . Joseph McKIBBEN and John Edward lived in Renovo where he reared a la
      ge family of sons and daughters. George BRESSLER lived a good and use
      ful life in Mill Hall for many years. He married a third time (Josephi
      e Vanatta 1843-1875), had a large family and died in Mill Hall at th
      e age of 82."

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      Parents:
      George Bressler (1818 - 1901)
      Phoebe A Badger Bressler (1823 - 1850)

      Spouse:
      Sarah Elizabeth Barner Bressler (1850 - 1922)

      Burial:
      North Bend Cemetery, #103
      North Bend
      Clinton County
      PA

      Created by: MHunter
      Record added: Oct 15, 2012
      Find A Grave Memorial# 98980082

  • Sources 
    1. [S31] Commemorative Biographical Record of Central PA - Centre , Clinton, U ion, Snyder; J.W. Beers 1898 , p. 711
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    2. [S23] Find A Grave .