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Lewis Wissinger
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Birth: Jun. 21, 1793
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1895
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA

Born in Quemahoning Twp., Bedford (now Somerset) Co., the son of Ludwig and Susanna (Miller) Wissinger. Married ca. 1823 to Barbara Strayer with whom he had three sons and two daughters: David, Eli, John, Sarah Kauffman and Catherine Mahan. Barbara died in 1836 and three years later Lewis married Margaret Lint, who survived him. He and Margaret had 6 children: Harry, Esther, Samuel, Barbara Keiper, Mary Ann Fyock and Adam. Lewis lived all his adult life in Cambria Co., and was engaged in farming and was also a teamster, hauling metal from Shade Furnace to Pittsburgh. He was one of 13 children, his siblings being Jacob, John, Catherine Brumbaugh, Mary Anderson, Elizabeth Stutzman, Daniel, Esther Blough, David, George, Samuel, Isaac and Susanna Morgan. He was the last of his family. Photo on the right, printed in the Johnstown Tribune, shows Lewis in 1892, age 99, with his second wife Margaret.

The Indiana Progress, Wednesday, September 25, 1895, p.1:


Lewis WISSINGER, of Cambria County, Died on Last Saturday

"Lewis WISSINGER, Cambria county's oldest citizen, and one of the oldest men in the state, died at the home of his son Harry, in Conemaugh township, Cambria county, on last Saturday. The end was seemingly very peaceful and painless. On June 21 he celebrated his 102nd birthday. He has been failing during the last few months and his death was not unexpected. He is survived by several children. The funeral, which took place on Monday, was largely attended."

Family links: 
  Ludwig Wissinger (1757 - 1842)
  Susanna Miller Wissinger (1766 - 1834)
  Margaret Lint Wissinger (1822 - 1899)
  Barbara Strayer Wissinger (1798 - 1836)*
  David Wissinger (1826 - 1874)*
  Sarah Wissinger Kauffman (1831 - 1916)*
  Eli Wissinger (1833 - 1917)*
  John Wissinger (1836 - 1928)*
  Harrison Wissinger (1840 - 1925)*
  Samuel W. Wissinger (1847 - 1945)*
  Barbara Wissinger Keiper (1849 - 1946)*
  Mary Ann Wissinger Fyock (1852 - 1927)*
  Adam Wissinger (1857 - 1914)*
  John Wissinger (1784 - 1864)*
  Daniel Wissinger (1786 - 1870)*
  Elizabeth Wissinger Stutsman (1790 - 1878)*
  Lewis Wissinger (1793 - 1895)
  George Wissinger (1803 - 1886)*
  Samuel Wissinger (1805 - 1883)*
  Isaac Wissinger (1808 - 1889)*
*Calculated relationship
Locust Grove Brethren Cemetery
Cambria County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 27, 2005
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Lewis Wissinger
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Lewis Wissinger
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