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Subject: [PACAMBRI] Eberhart E. Gessler + Caroline Sides Gessler
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 21:03:55 -0400
Union Press Courier, Patton, Pa, April 17, 1958. Reprint: Fifty Years Ago, From the files of North Cambria News, April 17, 1908.
Mr. Eberhart E. Gessler, 71, died April 12, , at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward [Maggie] Kline.
He was born in Horb, in the Province of Wurtemburg, South Germany, October 21, 1836, and came to this country at the age of 13 with his brother, Charles, who was three years younger. For a time he lived with a sister in Massachusetts and then moved to Pottsville, Pa.
Both brother enlisted in Company F, 6th Regiment, Penna. Volunteers, one of the first companies to leave the state. He serve three months and was discharged as orderly. He re-enlisted September 14, 1862 in Co. H 17the Regiment, Penna. Calvary, and was discharged at the close of the war as Brigadier-Colonel at Clouds's Mills, Va.
Returning to Pottsville, he was married to Miss Caroline Sides, who passed away two years ago.
Moving to Indiana, he engaged in the tanning business. Later he engaged in the candy business and drove a candy wagon through this part of the country from 1876 to 1880. Then he went to Nicktown and conducted the St. Nicholas Hotel for five years. He came to Hastings in 1889 and, until a year ago, conducted a store in East End.
These children survive:
Mrs. Sara McKean, Pittsburgh;
Mrs. D. J. [Catherine] Houck,
Mrs. Edward [Maggie] Kline,
William, all of Hastings.
[Burial was in the Union Cemetery, Hastings.]
Attending the funeral of E. E. Gessler here on Wednesday were:
Mrs. Celia Gessler, and
Mrs. Joseph Donnelly, of Latrobe;
Mrs. C. U. Gessler, and daughter, Fannie, of Indiana; and
Mrs. John Kibler, of Kane.
North Cambria News, Hastings, PA, Friday, March 30, 1906
Mrs. Caroline [Sides] Gessler
Caroline, Wife of Eberhart, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Kline, at 11:45 o'clock Friday of Bright's Disease.
She was born in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, Pa. on August 12, 1836. She was aged 69 years, 7 months and 11 days.
She was survived by the following children:
Mrs. Sara McKean, Pittsburgh;
Catherine, wife of D.J. HOuck, Hastings;
Margaret, wife of Edward Kline, Hastings;
Charles, Kane; and
Also surviving are 17 grandchildren.
Burial was in the Swedish Lutheran Cemetery [now know as the Union Cemetery.]
Same paper, June 1, 1906.
J. A. Gessler, of Latrobe, with his sons Clarence and William, is visiting relatives in Hastings.
Chirdon Family Tree [p.84a]
The William Harry Gessler Family
William Harry Gessler
b. 5-4-1874: Indiana, Pa.
d. 2-9-1956: Hastings Pa.
bu. Hastings Pa.
f. Eberhardt Gessler
m. Caroline [Sides]
Mary Agnes Abel
b. 5-4-1880: Hastings, Pa.
d. 4-2-1918: Hastings, Pa.
bu. St. Bernard's Cemetery, Hastings
[I posted her obit.]
1. Germaine Vincent, b. 1-19-1909 m 6 Feb 1929, at St. Bernard's, Hastings, Clara Bradley [d. of Edward Bradley and Elizabeth Scheatzel]
2. Agnes Mary, b. 2-19-1911
3. Gertrude Elizabeth, b. 2-22-1912
4. Edward Marcellus, b. 7-4-1913
5. Raymond, b. 1-18-1915 - d. 11-25-1916
6. Catherine, b. 9-1-1916
7. Regina, b. 11-13-1917
Mary Able Gessler
John Abel, Sr. [m. Agnes Bauman]
Elizabeth Yahner Abel [m. Henry Abel]
Christina Chardon Yahner [m. Valentine Yahner]
Note: Originally, President Lincoln called for Civil War Volunteers for 3 months only--they thought it would be a short war--and the very low numbered regiments disbanded. Many soldiers re-enlisted, but had to join another Regiment.
D. J. Houck's name was David, and he and Catherine Gessler were the parents of Austin J. Houck, Editor of the North Cambria News [m to Gertrude Kline, d Francis L. Kline and Catherine Feldum/Felding.] Many of the Feldums also lived in Latrobe.
Margaret "Maggie" Gessler m #1] Elmer Nagle, s Michael Nagle and Lydia Helfrich. He and Maggie had one daughter, Emma "Mae" Nagle who married Walter Rhoa [I posted an article about her, "A Double Tragedy," which related an attempted murder of Mae, the murder of a neighbor, and the suicide of the murderer.] Maggie divorced Elmer in 1903, and he died during the Spanish Flu Epidemic in 1918.
Maggie m #2] Edward Kline in 1904, son of Baltzer Klein/Kline and Catherine Miller. They had three daughters: Margaret m Carl Ericson; Catherine and Elizabeth Kline.
I think Eberhardt Gessler's brother lived in Indiana, and his biography is in one of the Indiana Histories. [Not sure if it is the same brother as mentioned in Eberhardt's obit.]
The "sister in MA" was the mother of a Major League Baseball Player--just remember that much from the newspaper.
Bright's Disease was kidney failure [now know to be several separate diseases] and mostly occured in young people.
Does anyone know the names of the spouses of the other children?
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