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Isaac Grobb Wismer

Isaac Grobb Wismer

Posted: 974376000000
Classification: Query
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Searching for information regarding Isaac Grobb WISMER.
born: 14 oct 1827 clinton Twp, Lincoin County.
spouse: Anna MOYER b 1 Oct 1829, Clinton Twp., Lincoin county.
Lavina Wismer married Dohn
Anna Moyer Wismer
Maria Moyer Wismer
Jacob Moyer Wismer
Arah B wismer
Emma Wismer
Norman Wismer married Deborah Mezina Clark
Huldah Wismer
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Kind regards
Joan Leathem Perth Australia

Isaac Wismer

Jan Bellamy (View posts)
Posted: 984830400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wismer
Looking for information on Isaac Wismer who may have had a farm and built a house at Jordan Station, Ont., Ca. in early 1830s.

Isaac Grobb Wismer

Barbara Shuh (View posts)
Posted: 991742400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wismer, Fry, Grobb, Fretz, Moyer, Meyer
I have a good source for the Mennonite families in Lincoln County, such as Isaac Wismer and his wife Anna Moyer in the book "Samuel Fry the Weaver and Mennonites of the Twenty" by Barbara F. Coffman. It's volume no. 8 (1982) in a series published by The Pennsylvania German Folklore Society of Ontario. The great thing about this book is that it has 15 family trees in 19 charts for the early Pennsylvania German families that settled along Twenty Mile Creek in Lincoln County, Ontario. The weak point is that Barbara Coffman didn't annotate her book that well, so I'm not sure what her sources were. I suspect that she used information in the A.J. Fretz books, such as "Brief History of John Wismer and Complete Genealogical Family Register" (1893) and the "Genealogical Record of the descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer and other pioneers" (1896)for some of the descendents charts

A word about name, The Twenty: the surveyors obviously weren't too creative and named the creeks or small streams along the shoreline of Lake Ontario by their distance from the Niagara River. Hence, the Sixteen, the Twenty, the Forty... The Mennonite settlement at The Twenty, beginning in 1786, was the first Mennonite settlement in Canada. There is now a museum honoring these pioneers, the Jordan Museum of the Twenty.

My gggrandfather Jacob Fry was a brother to Samuel Fry the Weaver, the central character in the book - so this book has helped me greatly in my family history research.

On to details on Isaac and Anna. There may be some confusion as Isaacs and Abrahams alternate for a couple of generations.

Isaac Gross Wismer was the son of Abraham Wismer (b. 13 Aug 1803, d. 23 Mar. 1895) and Susanna Grobb (b. 4 Feb 1809, d. 24 Dec. 1883). Abraham and Susanna were married on 29 Dec. 1826.
Abraham Wismer (1803-1895) was the son of Isaac Wismer (1782-1848) and Anna High.
Isaac Wismer was the son of Abraham Wismer and Veronica (Fronica) Meyer. Isaac came to Lincoln Co. in 1800, probably with his uncle John High the pioneer. Isaac's homestead was lot 22 Broken front of Concession I in Louth Twp. Moved to Jordan and had a store with Abraham Martin.
Abraham Wismer was the son of Henry Wismer (b 1730, will made in 1806 , d. after 1806) and Barbara Lederach who lived in Hilltown Twp. Bucks Co. PA Abraham was a brother to John Wismer who came to Lincoln County in 1800.
Henry Wismer was the son of Jacob Wismer (b. ca 1684 in Germany, immigrated to Canada ca 1710, d. in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co Pa and "Nanny" [Souder]


Susanna Grobb (b. 4 Feb. 1809, d. 24 Dec. 1883) was the daughter of Abraham Grobb (b. 1771, d. 1842) and Elizabeth Fretz (d. 21 Oct. 1860 in Bucks Co., PA) Abraham and Elizabeth were married 13 Oct. 1774.


Elizabeth Fretz was the daughter of John Fretz (no indication which John...)


Anna Moyer (wife of Isaac Grobb Wismer) was the daughter of Rev. Jacob B. Moyer (b. 6 Oct. 1792, d. 17 Feb. 1831) and Anna Albright (b. 8 Apr. 1792, d. 29 dec. 1856)
Rev. Jacob B. Moyer was the son of Rev. Bishop Jacob Moyer (b. 24 Nov. 1767, d. 5 June 1833) and Magdelena Bechtel (b. 24 Mar. 1773, d. 1816) Jacob and Magdelena came to Canada in 1799


Veronica Meyer was a sister of Bishop Jacob Moyer ( and therefore a great aunt of Anna Moyer, wife of Isaac Grobb Wismer)


I hope that this helpful to you.

An interesting side note: A group of my cousins are going to Lincoln County to do a family heritage tour in the summer of 2001. We're going to be staying at, the Martin House, a Bed and Breakfast in the home formerly owned by Abraham Martin (the merchant / partner of the grandfather Isaac Wismer mentioned above)

Barbara Shuh
12 Carr Crescent
Kanata ON K2K 1K4

Isaac Wismer

Barbara Shuh (View posts)
Posted: 991742400000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wismer
There were a couple of Isaac Wismers living in Jordan in the 1830's See my message posted to Joan Leathem earlier this evening for more details on Isaac Grobb Wismer who was too young to be building houses in the 1830's. But it could have been his uncle or his grandfather...

Do you have any indication of where in Jordan this house might have been built? Do you have any information on his wife or family?

Isaac Grobb Wismer's grandfather, Isaac Wismer (1782-1848) had first lived on Lot 22 Broken front of Concession I in Louth Twp. He moved to Jordan and had a store with Abraham Martin. (not clear when this happened, but possibly this could have been in the 30's. The Coffman book indicates that Isaac's son Philip (b. 1810) also lived on the same property - he would have been of age to take over his father's farm sometime in the 30's.

Isaac also had a son, Isaac (b. 31 Jul 1806; d 27 May 1892; m Magdalena High,d 1892 dau of David High of Bucks Co Pa. Lots 11 & 12 in Concession I Broken front of Louth Twp.) In the Tremaine map of Louth Twp. in 1862 and Pages Atlas of 1876, Lot 12 is still owned by Isaac Wismer

Isaac G. Wismer

K Jamieson (View posts)
Posted: 992520000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wismer
Isaac Grobb Wismer b Oct 14, 1827 son of Abraham and Susannah (Grobb) d probably Nov 18, 1912 Dunnville, ON (1)marr Mar 9, 1852 Anna Moyer b Oct 1, 1829 d Sept 12, 1875
Ch: Lavinia b Feb 6, 1853 m Michael Dohn Sept 14, 1871 Cayuga Twp., On
Anna b June 6, 1855 m Daniel Wismer Nash Jan 29, 1879 Frys Corners
Maria b Apr 22, 1858 m G. D. Culp Oct 20, 1880 Dunnville ON
Jacob b Dec 25, 1860 m Frances High Aug 18, 1886 Jordan, ON
Sarah B b Oct 16, 1863
Emma b Nov 8, 1865 m unknown Feb 15, 1893 S. Cayuga Twp., ON
Norman b Apr 3, 1868 m Deborah Mezina Clark -> son Ira Franklin Wismer, b July 3, 1895 Souris, Manitoba (source WW1 papers)
Huldah b Mar 24, 1872 m Alvin Haist June 9, 1897 S. Cayuga Twp., ON
(2) marr Hannah Smith Apr 11, 1878
Ch: Robert Douglas b Feb 1, 1879
Sources for above: 1893 History of Wismer Family by A J Fretz, Ontario Vital Statistics, Ontario Census records

Re: Isaac G. Wismer

Posted: 996620807000
Edited: 1001361145000
Maria Moyer Wismer (Apr 22, 1858 - Mar 16, 1942) married George Danford Culp, son of Solomon and Sarah Culp.

Re: Isaac Grobb Wismer

Posted: 1042746349000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1086970682000
Thanks to all that responded to my message back in 2001. Sorry for not responding sooner but moved to Zambia and lost track of where I had left queries regarding Isaac Grobb Wismer. I am the great grand daughter of Isaac's son Norman Wismer who married Deborah Clark.

Re: Isaac Grobb Wismer

Posted: 1073431101000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wismers
There are some wismers in Waterloo County Ontario LWD.
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