Posted By:John Gisler
Subject:Gisler's in Belmont County, Ohio
Post Date:December 17, 2012 at 12:53:54
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Forum:Belmont County, OH Genealogy Forum
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My great grandfather, Hans Jacob Gisler also known as Jacob Gisler was born in Flaach Switzerland 1841, travelled to the USA in 1864, and settled in Bellaire, Ohio . He married in about 1870 to Elizabeth, last name unknown, who must have been from across the river in WV. They had a a daughter named Annie. Both wife and daughter died shortly after Annie's birth. Jacob then married Berth Schaffer who was born in Germany. They had three children, Charles, Anna, and Bertha. According to family lore, Jacob was murdered September 15, 1884. Jacob was a small time farmer or Gardener. I know nothing about him, how he died, the identity of Elizabeth, or particulars about his life. Any information would be appreciated.