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Wister/Wistar Trees
Posted by: Gayle Wistar Date: May 29, 2001 at 17:42:49
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Those having difficulty, might try Wistar spelling as there is often confusion. The Wisters are descended from John Wister, and the Wistars are from Caspar Wistar. They were brothers, born near Hilsbach, Germany. Caspar immigrated 1717 and is famous for the first glasshouse in US in Salem, NJ; John came a few years later and stayed in Phil and established a family and made a fortune. He settled in Germantown, Caspar stayed in Philad. Owen Wister, the author descends from John, as does Sally Wister, the diarist.


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