He was born on 29 October 1823 (9; 2 (43 in 1865), 4 (45 in 1870), 6 (56 in 1880)). He was born in Pennsylvania (2, 4, 6).
When he enlisted, he was a laborer (2).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, hazel eyes, and dark hair (2).
He was drafted from Tyrone Township, Adams County (1, 2). He enlisted and was mustered into service on 28 February 1865 (1, 2, 3, 7). He was enlisted for one year, at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, by Captain Eyster (2). His service was credited to the 16th Congressional District (2). He was a private in company G (1, 10).
He received clothing worth $38.35 (2).
In 1870, he was living in Tyrone Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (4). He was living with Maria (presumably his wife), and with John, George, and Samuel (presumably his children) (4). He was a farm laborer, and owned $500 in real estate and $100 in personal property (4).
In 1880, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with his wife Maria and son Samuel (6). He was a farmer (6).
In 1890, he was living in Butler Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (post office: Plainview [?]) (3).
On 5 July 1892, he successfully applied for a pension (7).
On 25 February 1907, he again applied for a pension (7).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Wisler)
2 company G, second descriptive list, [#92] (John Wisler)
3 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 2, page 1 (John Wisler)
4 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, microfilm series M593, film 1289, page 381 = 21 handwritten (John Wisler)
5 John Wisler [death notice]. Adams County News (Gettysburg PA), Saturday 20 March 1909, page 1 (John Wisler)
6 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, supervisor's district 7, enumeration district 44, microfilm series T9, film 1085, page 59 = 15 C handwritten (John Wisler)
7 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John Wisler)
8 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 12 August 2009 (John Wisler)
9 e-mail, Dennis W Brandt to Harry A Ide, 1 November 2009 (John Wisler)
10 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Wisler)
|Occupation||Farm Labor||Keeping House||At Home||At Home||At Home|
|Real estate value||500|
|Personal estate value||100|
|Father foreign born|
|Mother foreign born|
|Birth month if born within year|
|Marriage month if married within year|
|Attended school past year||1||1|
|Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old||1|
|Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...|
|dwelling visit #||134|
|family visit #||140|
|name||Wisler, John||- Maria||- Samuel|
|month born if born in year|
|married during year|
|school this year||1|
Mr. John Wisler, of Butler township, died at his home on Wednesday aged 80 years. Mr. Wisler had been ill for some time. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by a daughter and two sons, John Wisler of Round Hill, and Samuel Wisler, with whom he lived.
Funeral Saturday morning at the house at 9:30. Interment at Bender's Church.