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Welcome to the WISSINGER Genealogy website. Have you been looking for your WISSINGER ancestry? Then this website might just help you out. This website was created to provide a resource for people researching the WISSINGER surname. In addition, information on related surnames are included on this website. They include: Wisinger, Wiesinger, Wiessinger, Wessinger, Weisinger, Weissinger, Weysinger, Wysinger and others. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, would like to link your website or contribute to this website, e-mail Bob Wissinger.

The majority of WISSINGER's in the U.S.A. are descendents of Johann Ludwig Wissinger, who imported at Philadelphia, Pa. on September 23, 1740. He came to America unmarried, in the ship "Friendship" from Rotterdam. Johann may have lived in Philadelphia for a while and then York Co., Pa. before moving to the Middletown area of  Frederick Co., Md. where he lived until his death in 1779. Johann and his wife Catharine were of the Protestant faith and in 1750, Johann and his friends built a crude log structure for their church. This building was used by the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations until 1783 when the group disbanded. In 1771, the Lutherans purchased an acre of land from Conrad Crone and in 1773, they built a sexangular log structure for their church. This building was used until 1814 at which time they built a brick structure replacing it in 1859 with a larger brick structure, which is still standing, and in use today. This building was also used by the government as a lookout and hospital during the Civil War. A few records of this family have been found at the Lutheran Congregation of Zion Church in Middletown.

In researching my WISSINGER family, I have met many cousins, almost cousins and very distant relatives who have generously shared their family history and research with me. So this website is very much a collective effort and my heartfelt thanks are extended to everyone who has participated in this effort. What started as a search for my own German WISSINGER ancestors, has resulted in a large accumulation of data about many WISSINGER ancestors and the various spellings of the surname. The earliest discovered name to date is Jsinrich de Wisengin recorded in 1135. See my history page for more information.

Visit and join the Wisinger DNA Project

The Wisinger DNA Project is underway and needs your help and participation. The project is open to any male Wissinger or any of the many variant spellings or any man believing that he is descended from anyone of these surnames. See the web site for project status and details.

I highly recommend the following reference by Dr. Blaine T. Bettinger:
I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What?

Links to WISSINGER Data

Awards - Awards this web site has received

Brick Walls - Your help is needed to identify these people

Coat of Arms - Information about Germanic Heraldry with numerous examples; Wissinger Coat-of-Arms and Seals, and the Wiesinger Family Crest

Contributors - Wissinger genealogy contributors, researchers and special acknowledgements

Documents - Wissinger articles, biographies, certificates, obituaries and wills

Facebook  - Wissinger family and genealogy page

Families - Genealogy reports for various Wissinger families

History - History of the surname, origin, early direct lines and varied spellings

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Immigrants - Immigrant data including dates, ship name, location and links

NSSAR - National Society Sons of the American Revolution

Relationship Chart - Use to determine how we are related

Reference - References to published Wissinger information

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Wissinger Cemetery - Complete list and pictures of the private Wissinger Cemetery located in Johnstown, Stony Creek Twp., Cambria Co., Pa. and information regarding second cemetery

Wissinger Grove Cemetery - Another family graveyard located on the Griffith Farm

Wissinger Links - Related family and other Wissinger related web pages

Wissinger Pictures - Individual and family pictures including tombstone and cemetery and various other photo's

Web site updates - Chronology of updates to this web site

 

Links to WISSINGER Releated Data

Wessinger Genealogy - Information pertinent to the WESSINGER surname

Weisinger/Weissinger Pictures - Individual and family pictures including tombstone and cemetery photo's

Wiesinger/Wiessinger Pictures - Individual and family pictures including tombstone and cemetery photo's


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Web Site Last Updated - 2 August 2013


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