|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1832|
|Death: ||Jul., 1913|
MARRIED CLARISSA WILSEY JUNE 16, 1861.
JOHN WAS BORN IN Harrison Co., Ohio, to Frederick & Elizabeth (Steffy) Heisler.
His brothers and sisters were: Henry, Solomon, George, Catherine, Samuel, Rachel, Susanna, Elizabeth, Nancy J., Charlotte, David, Sarah, Harriett, & Rose Ann.
JOHN ADAMS HEISLER
Who For 47 Years Had Been One of Mapleton's Solid Citizens,
Last Thursday afternoon the grim messenger visited our midst and, word was quickly passed throughout the community that John A. Heisler was dead.
John Adams Heisler was born in Harrison County, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1832 and grew to manhood in the county of his birth. His father died, leaving him at the age of seventeen in charge, of the home farm, which he continued operate until he reached his majority.
For some two or three years after he operated the homestead on shares, after which he removed to Crestline, Ohio, and was engaged as book keeper and manager for a lumber company.Two years later he removed to Leavenworth, Kansas, but found the political situation in such a slate of turmoil he deemed it prudent to remove north and accordingly turned his steps –toward Omaha.
At this place he formed a partnership with Peter W. Herman and again engaged in farming, but the early frosts of 1856 ruined his corn crop and in October of that year he came to Monona county and settled in section seven, in Cooper township, where he remained until the fall of 1905, at which time, by reason of advanced years, he removed to Mapleton where he has since resided.
Being possessed with indomitable courage and energy, coupled with keen foresight, he gradually acquired and improved a largo estate consisting of approximately 1,300 acres and cattle s accordingly. On June 16, 1861, at Old Mapleton, he was united in marring to Miss Clarissa Wilsey. To this union was born ten children eight daughters and two sons.
The wife and mother passed to her reward Feb. 26, 1897 and from time to time the children have answered the summons until but three remain. Those living are Mrs. Mary C. Boyd of Pala joy, Texas, Mrs. Genevieve Wilsey and Miss Lulu Francis Heisler both of Sioux City There are a1so twelve grandchildren.
On June 26, 1890, Mr. Heisler was united in marriage with Mrs. Martha Aldrich, who has since been his constant companion and survives to mourn his departure.
In the death of Mr. Hollister is the passing of one of the landmarks of our early history and development. Being possessed of a broad intellect, which couple with his wide experience and rugged honesty, make him a natural leader, and in that earlier day no public meeting was complete without his presence, and the wisdom of his council and his guiding hand played, a leading part in the early development that made our present prosperous and modern conditions a possibility.
He was a member of the M.E. Church and remained true to his faith, until the end. He died, as he had lived and went to his reward conscious, of haying lived up to the full measure of his limitation, having rounded out his three score years, and ten and by reason of great strength his four score years, and was gathered as a ripened sheaf, the full corn in the ear.
The funeral was held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon, July 20, and was conducted by Rev. C. J. Perrin. The remains were laid to rest, beside, the wife and mother of his children in the cemetery which bears his name of which he was the founder.
John Adam HEISLER
Birth: 2 FEB 1832 in Harrison Co., Ohio
Death: in Manona Co., Mapleton, IA.
Father: Frederick HEISLER b: 6 APR 1799 in Norhthampton Co.
Mother: Elizabeth STEFFY b: 10 MAY 1808 in Harrison Co. OH.
Marriage 1 Clarissa WILSEY
Married: 16 JUN 1861
Frederick S. Heisler (1799 - 1849)
Elizabeth Steffy Heisler (1808 - 1873)
Clarissa Wilsey Heisler (1846 - 1897)
William S. Heisler (____ - 1876)*
Henry Heisler (____ - 1869)*
Fannie A. Heisler (1871 - 1893)*
Anna Pearl Heisler (1874 - 1875)*
Henry William Heisler (1826 - 1891)*
John Adam Heisler (1832 - 1913)
Nancy J Heisler Day (1840 - 1867)*
Charlotte J Heisler Day (1842 - 1891)*
David Heisler (1844 - 1859)*
Harriet Heisler (1850 - 1850)**
Rose Ann Heisler (1850 - 1850)**
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Aug 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40377962