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Catharine Kistler 1st wife of William H. Wiseley
Posted by: Michael DeLorenzo (ID *****7506) Date: May 22, 2005 at 09:46:45
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Not my family line, just sharing.

The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883.
page 723, Indian Creek Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.

"WILLIAM H. WISELEY was born in Cass County, Indiana, June 3, 1850. His father, HENRY WISELEY, was a native of Ohio, and in 1836, while yet a young man, came to Cass County, this state, where he entered 400 or 500 acres of land, and developed a farm. He was twice married, first in Ohio to CATHARINE KISTLER, a native of that state, who died without issue; secondly, in Cass County, Indiana, to MARY C. WOLLEY, who bore him nine children, of whom WILLIAM H. is the second. She died at her home in Cass County, August 31, 1882, her husband following on the 18th of November in the same year. HENRY WISELEY was a prominent Mason, and on a part of his original land entry in Cass County the town of Royal Center was laid out, to which he subsequently made an addition. WILLIAM H. WISELEY lived with his father until 1872, when he came to this township, and settled on sixty acres of land, and farmed for three years, keeping bachelor's hall in a log cabin. In 1875, he moved upon 100 acres of wild land which his father had given him, and here erected a frame house, and placed the soil under cultivation. He was married, September 23, 1875, to SARAH J. HAWKINS, a native of Fulton County, Indiana, and this lady has borne him two children - CHARLES F. and WILLIAM E. In politics, MR. WISELEY affiliates with the National party."


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