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Re: IZLAR/ISLER/EASLER FAMILY OF SC
Posted by: Oscar Easler Date: February 20, 2002 at 06:07:54
In Reply to: Re: IZLAR/ISLER/EASLER FAMILY OF SC by Karen Cotter of 252

Hello Karen:

Its me again. William Izlar's account is certainly substantial, but the fact that he states that Jacob Isler had only one son, Jacob IZLAR, Jr., may because he simply didn't know about Tobias EAZLER.

Jacob Isler made a land transaction with a John Isler (I believe from the New Bern, NC area) in which his name is spelled Jacob Esler. Again, ISLER is pronounced EZ-LER in German. I have looked at a lot of records from the period and there is simply no one else to tie Tobias EAZLER to. He was approximately 18 years of age at the time of the 1790 census which would have made him born in 1772. As I stated earlier, two branches of the Easler family, the Fairfield County, SC branch sired by Daniel Easler, son of Tobias EAZLER, and the Spartanburg County, SC branch, sired by Jacob Easler, first son of Tobias EAZLER, both had a family tradition that Jacob, who spoke German, was raised by the Wolfe family. This is rather interesting in the light of the fact that both the Fairfield County and Spartanburg Easlers were separated for over 100 years, until recently. I think this adds credence to the assumption that Tobias EAZLER was the second child of Jacob Isler and Zibilla Wolfe. It may have been that they were raised in two separate families which would explain why the boys were separated and went their separate ways.

Another family tradition, borne by both branches of the EASLER family is that Jacob Easler came to America with his parents and two brothers and that his parents died aboard the ship and were buried at sea. In 1734, the ship St. Andrew's Galley came to Charleston via Philadelphia, via Rotterdam. Aboard this ship were a good number of German-Swiss. Aboard the ship were Hans Jacob Isler, his wife Magdallana Manz and their three childer, one named Jacob, one named Henrich and the other name unknown. ALso, all died except Jacob. Few were allowed to debarking and were turned back. I believe that the Unknown Wolfe and Zibilla Wolfe were also aboard and that they took 10 year old Jacob Isler under their wing.

Hans Jacob Isler came from Wildberg in the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. Jacob Isler was about 10 years of age in 1734. He was a Shoemaker by trade, per the National Archives of Zurich. If you can shoot holes in this, please do. I sincerely am looking for the truth. You don't know how much you have helped already with info on Veronica Domin.

I went to the low country once and talked to genealogist and told him that I wanted information to nail down Jacob Isler as a grandparent. His response was, "Well son, you might as well quit now and go home." I would think that deductions based on the information at hand would be a logical way to proceed. I think you may be a genealogist, which I am not. Any help you could give me would be deeply appreciated.

Further, I have seen the Inventory of the Estate of Jacob Isler. He evidently did well for himself. I wonder where the will is, if there was one? I am anxiously awaitng your reply.

Best Regards,

Oscar Easler


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