William Edward KESSLER

Male 1827 - 1905  (77 years)


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  • Name William Edward KESSLER  [1
    Born 2 Dec 1827  Jefferson, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID F50F5EAB94F44FF482DF6D8DE995EAEE89B7 
    Died 17 Sep 1905  Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Greenwood Cemete, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I16268  Clan Home Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 

    Father Samuel KESSLER,   b. 12 Feb 1799, Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1830, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann STONEBRAKER,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 14 Dec 1822  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Catherine MCLAIN,   b. 17 Aug 1831, Clear Spring, Washington Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1884, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1853  Washington County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Lallian KESSLER,   b. 20 Oct 1853, Yellow Springs, Greene Co, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1933, Farmington, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. William M. KESSLER,   b. 20 Jul 1855, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1884, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. John Loose KESSLER,   b. 5 Oct 1857, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1896, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Anna Virginia KESSLER,   b. 21 Jul 1861, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eva Katherine KESSLER,   b. 6 May 1865, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1957, Washington, D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Mida Lillie KESSLER,   b. 19 Sep 1867, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1935, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Edward Nelson KESSLER,   b. 20 Aug 1870, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1879  (Age 9 years)
     8. Carrie May KESSLER,   b. 17 Sep 1871, Farmington, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1959  (Age 88 years)
     9. Hattie Blanche KESSLER,   b. 28 Feb 1873, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1965  (Age 92 years)
     10. Grace KESSLER,   b. 20 Feb 1874, Fulton Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1874  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F5914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca A.,   b. 22 Jan 1844, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1926  (Age 82 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F6144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1827 - Jefferson, Washington Co, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Sep 1905 - Canton, Fulton Co, IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Greenwood Cemete, Canton, Fulton Co, IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !BIRTH: "Greenwood Cemetery of Canton, Fulton Co, IL, Section 34; Reconstructed records after the fire of 1895," by the Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Society; Karen Kessler Cottrill to author, 26 Apr 1995. Original in possession of the author.

      !DEATH: "Greenwood Cemetery of Canton, Fulton Co, IL, Section 34; Reconstructed records after the fire of 1895," by the Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Society; Karen Kessler Cottrill to author, 26 Apr 1995. Original in possession of the author.

      LVG: Fulton Co, IL

      LVG: Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH; Polo, Ogle Co, IL

      OCCU: farmer; carpenter and builder

      !BURIAL: Paul T. Gentle to author, 12 May 1995. Original in possession of the author.

      EDUC: Clear Spring, Washington Co, MD (dropped out at 15 yrs)

      _FA2:
      DATE ABT. 1872
      PLAC purchased a farm in Canton, Fulton Co, IL
      SOUR Paul T. Gentle to author, 12 May 1995. Original in possession of the author.

      _FA3:
      DATE ABT. 1890
      PLAC rented out the farm and moved into a house in Canton, Fulton Co, IL SOUR Paul T. Gentle to author, 12 May 1995. Original in possession of the author.

      1870 IL Census: Fulton Co, Farmington Twp, page 4, dwelling #27, family #27:

      William Kessler; 43; Farmer; MD
      Catherine; 38; Keeps house; MD
      Mary; 16; At home; OH
      William; 14; IL
      John; 12; IL
      Anna; 9; IL
      Eva; 5; IL
      Mida; 2; IL
      Eddie [Carrie?]; 1/12; IL ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1880 IL Census: Fulton Co, Farmington Twp, Volume 22, ED 42, Sheet 19, Line 22:

      William E. Kesler; 52; MD
      Ann C.; 48; MD
      William M.; 25; IL
      John L.; 22; IL
      Anna V.; 18; IL
      Eva; 14; IL
      Maria L.; 12; IL
      Carrie; 9; IL
      Blanche; 7; IL ________________________________________________________________________________
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      1900 IL Census: Fulton Co, Canton Twp, Main Street, House #444, Vol 88, ED 9, Sheet 2, Line 32:

      William E. Kessler; b. Dec 1827; age 72; MD
      Rebecka H.; b. May 1843; age 57; MD ________________________________________________________________________________
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      According to Mary Ellen Winner, the Washington County Historical Society's "Marriages of Washington County, MD. An Index 1799-1860," Vol II (F-K), p. 27, #741...Kessler, lists William E. Kessler and Ann Catherine McLain as being married on 7 Jan 1853. ________________________________________________________________________________
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      Karen Kessler Cottrill sent me photocopies of pictures (sent to her from Mary Ellen Winner) of William Edward Kessler and his wife Ann Catherine McLain Kessler.

      !MARRIAGE: Karen Kessler Cottrill to author, 26 Apr 1995. Original in possession of the author. [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S299] Daniel Clark Smith Gedcom, Daniel Clark Smith (Reliability: 2).