Obit: Fessler, Hattie "Mabel" Gifford (1883 - 1911)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 03/23/1911

Fessler, Mabel (Apr 1883 - 17 MAR 1911)

Mrs. George H. Fessler (Mabel) of Abbotsford, Wis., died at the hospital in Chippewa Falls last Friday, March 17th, 1911, where she had been taken the Monday previous for treatment. She was formerly Mabel Gilford and before her marriage resided at Unity with her aunt, Mrs. Sam Shafer. The funeral and burial took place at Unity, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. H. Bastow officiating.

Family Notes

George Fessler was born 31 Oct 1878 in Sheboygan county, Wisconsin and worked as a shoemaker in both Abbotsford and Antigo, Wisconsin where he owned his own shops.  He died 19 Dec 1958 in Madison, Wis. at the Dane Co., Hospital.  He first married Mabel Gifford of Unity, Wisconsin, 8 Nov 1908 and after her death, he married Neillie Fisher Fake (b. 1878, Wis.) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 12 Feb 1912.  Nellie also had two daughters, Eliza (b. 1902) and Alma Louise (b. 8 Mar 1905, River Falls, Wis.).  By 1920, the family was living in Antigo, Langlade Co., Wisconsin. Nellie's father, John Fisher (b. 1843 - OH) made his home with them. Nellie died 5 Sep 1926 in Antigo, Langlade Co., Wisconsin.

Alma Louise Fake/Fessler married Cyreno Melvern Stebbeds (b. 13 Feb 1900 in Rock Co.,
Wis., d. 21 Mar 1988 in Eugene,Oregon)  Their son, Jack Warner Stebbed was born in Antigo, Wis., 14 Aug 1924.  Alma's second marriage to Charles Rudolph (b. 1901 - Kentucky) occurred in Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan and  their daughter, Betty J. Rudolph was born there in August, 1929.

Jack Warner Stebbeds, Sr. served in the Air Force and was stationed in Alaska. He built a successful company called M&S Spring Company with his Partner Faro Misuraca in the early 1960's in Warren, MI. The company later moved to a bigger building in Clinton Township, MI. He retired in January of 1990 and sold the company to William Tillinger (Son-in-Law of Faro Misuraca).

Heritage of George H. Fessler

Father: Anton P Pfesler b: 1821 in Wurttemburg, Germany
Mother: Agatha Kuinsler b: 1826 in Württemberg, Germany

Marriage 1 Sophia Edeler b: 2 Sep 1854 in Sheboygan, WI
Married: 28 Nov 1873 in Sheboygan, WI 2 3
Ida Fessler b: 10 Jan 1877 in Sheboygan, sheboygan county, wi
May (aka Mae) Fessler b: 1875
Minnie Mary Fessler b: 6 Jan 1884 in sheboygan, wi
William Fessler b: 15 Nov 1890 in Wisconsin
George Fessler b: 31 Oct 1878 in Sheboygan county, WI
Maria Fessler b: 28 Oct 1874
Anna Augusta Fessler b: 21 Jun 1882 in Dorchester, WI
Gusta Fessler Grawert b: 9 Sep 1888 in clark co., wi
Frank? Fessler


BioM: Garfield, Mrs. (1908)

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Surnames: GARFIELD Fessler KNOPP

----Source: CLARK COUNTY HERALD (Dorchester, WI) 11/13/1908

Garfield, Mrs. (Marriage - 08 Nov 1908)

Mr. George Fessler of Abbotsford and Mrs. Garfield of Unity were married at Judge Nagel’s house last Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock. After the ceremony they drove to Stetsonville where they partook of a wedding supper at the home of the groom’s sister (Minnie Fessler), Mrs. Wm. Knopp. They will make their home at Abbottsford where the groom is in business. Here’s our best wishes for a happy future, George.

Minnesota Marriage Records

George H. Fessler
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace: Of Hennepin, Minnesota
bride's name: Nellie M. Fake
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace: Of Hennepin, Minnesota
marriage date: 12 Feb 1912
marriage place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota

1910 Federal Census, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin, family #6, page #1

Geo H Fessler
birthplace: Wisconsin
residence: Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin
marital status: Married
race : White
gender: Male
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin

Household Members
Head: Geo H Fessler M 31y (1880 Wisconsin)
Spouse: Mabel Fessler F 26y (1884 Wisconsin)

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Dorchester, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 20, page # 1

George Fessler
age: 26y
estimated birth year: Abt 1879
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Son
race: White
gender: Male
marital status: Single
place of birth: parent 1: Wisconsin
place of birth: parent 2: Wisconsin

Household Members
self Chas A Fessler M 53y Wisconsin
son George Fessler M 26y Wisconsin
son Frank Fessler M 24y Wisconsin
daughter: Gusta Fessler F 16y Wisconsin
son Wm Fessler M 14y Wisconsin

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Abbotsford, Clark, Wisconsin, family # 114, page # 10

Hattie M Gifford, 22yrs., (1883 - Wisconsin), white, single, female
place of birth: parent 1: Wisconsin
place of birth: parent 2: Wisconsin

Household Members
Head: Joseph Mayers M 45y California
Wife: Maria Mayers F 34y Wisconsin
Daughter: Orene Mayers F 13y Wisconsin
Lodger: Hattie M Gifford F 22y Wisconsin
Lodger: Theo E Yerke M 30y Wisconsin
Lodger: Chas Ingstrom M 22y Michigan

1905 Wisconsin State Census, Isabelle, Pierce, Wisconsin, family # 74, page # 156, line # 69

Nellie M Faike (second wife of George H. Fessler)
gender: Female
marital status: Married
place of birth: parent 1: United States
place of birth: parent 2: United States

Household Members
self Frederich A Faike M 29y (1876 - Minnesota)
wife Nellie M Faike F 28y (1877 - Wisconsin)
daughter: Edif E Faike M 3y (1902 - Wisconsin)
daughter: Alma F Faike F 3m (1905 - Wisconsin)

1880 Federal Census, River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin

Nellie Fisher (second wife of George H. Fessler)
birthdate: 1877
birthplace: Wisconsin, United States
relationship to head: Daughter
father's name: John Fisher
father's birthplace: Ohio, United States
mother's name: Addie Fisher
mother's birthplace: Illinois, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Female
martial status: Single
age (expanded): 3 years

Household Members
self John Fisher M 35 Ohio, United States
wife Addie Fisher F 30 Illinois, United States
son William Fisher M 10 Wisconsin, United States
son Charlie Fisher M 7 Wisconsin, United States
daughter: Grace Fisher F 5 Wisconsin, United States
daughter: Nellie Fisher F 3 Wisconsin, United States

1900 Federal Census, ED 50 Red Wing city Ward 1, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, page: 9, sheet letter: A, family # 187

Hattie M Gifford, 17 yrs. (Apr 1883 - Wisconsin)

father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Female
marital status: Single

Household Members
head Julius Gifford M 45 (Jul 1855 Germany)
wife Hattie L Gifford F 45 ( Apr 1855 Wisconsin), married 20 yrs., mother of 5 children, 4 living, both parents b. Germany
daughter Nettie L Gifford F 19 (Jul 1881 - Wisconsin)
daughter Hattie M Gifford F 17 (Apr 1883 - Wisconsin)
son Arthur J Gifford M 15  (Jan 1885 - Wisconsin)
daughter Lillian Gifford F 11 (Oct 1889 Wisconsin)
mother-in-law Louise Teichmann F 72 (Apr 1828 - Germany), mother of 10 children, 5 living, widowed, both parents b. Germany

1920 Federal Census, Goodhue, Minnesota

Hattie L Gifford (mother of Hattie Gifford Fessler)
residence: ,
estimated birth year: 1856
age: 64
birthplace: Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Self
gender: Female
race: White
marital status: Married

Household Members
self Hattie L Gifford F 64y Wisconsin
son Arthur J Gifford M 34y Wisconsin
moth Louise Leishman F 91y Frankfurt Germany

1940 Federal Census, Ward 3, Red Wing, Red Wing City, Goodhue, Minnesota, United States, enumeration district # 25-26B, family # 214
sheet number and letter: 1B
line # 45

Hattie Gifford, 85 yrs., (1855 - Wisconsin), white, widowed female
birthplace: Wisconsin
estimated birth year: 1855
residence in 1935: Same Place

Household Gender Age Birthplace
sister Lillian Sommer F 50 Minnesota
nephew Gerald Sommer M 16 Wisconsin
niece Dorothy Sommer F 14 Wisconsin
nephew Earl Sommer M 10 Pennsylvania
mother Hattie Gifford F 85 Wisconsin

Wisconsin Birth Records

Alma Louise Fake
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 08 Mar 1905
birthplace: City of River Falls, Wis.
death date:
name note:
race: White
father's name: Fred Fake
father's birthplace: New York City
father's age:
mother's name: Nellie Fischer
mother's birthplace: River Walls, Wis.
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) # C00326-3
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film # 1305143
reference # P. 319, #00348



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