Nicolas Risser1811 - 1889 (77 years)
Name Nicolas Risser Born 19 Oct 1811 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR Gender Male Residence 1859 Woodford Co., IL
- McLean Co. History
Immigration Feb 1859 Le Havre to New Orleans
- On board the Heidelberg
Residence 1863 Tazewell Co., IL
- McLean Co. History
Residence 1871 McLean Co., IL 
- But in 1870 they are once again found on the census of Montgomery
Died 15 Aug 1889 Stanford, McLean Co., IL Buried Stanford, McLean Co., IL
- Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Person ID I15495 Schrock-Birkey Connection Last Modified 1 Jul 2018
Father Nicholas Risser, b. Abt 1764, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR , d. 19 Jan 1814, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR (Age ~ 50 years) Mother Barbe Engel, b. 1776, Guermange, Saarebourg, Moselle, FR , d. 15 Sep 1833, Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR (Age 57 years) Married 23 Jul 1798 Gosselming, Moselle, Lorraine, FR [2, 3, 4]
- Witnesses included Joseph Farny, a miller on Nolweyer Pond at Bisping (he was Nicolas's brother-in- law, married to Anne Risser); Christian Engel, a Zommange cultivator (Barbe's cousin); Jacob/Jacques Moser, miller at Bisping and neighbor to the bride (he later married Joseph Farny's widow); and Joseph Engel, miller at Lorentzen (Barbe's younger brother).
- Marriage document seems to say Nicholas is a widower, but no name of first spouse. He is the son of deceased Jacques Risser and Catherine Ruppe, father and mother from Alzing. It does not say if Catherine Ruppe is dead or alive.
Four major witnesses: Joseph Farnie, miller, living in Nollweyer (57930 Bisping Belles Forets), brother-in-law of the groom. Christian(ne) Engel, farmer, living in Sommange (Zommange 57260), brother in law of the groom; Jacque Moser, miller, living in Nollweyer, neighbour of the bride; Josephe Engel, meunier (miller) demeurant au moulin de Lorentzs. Josephe Farnie does not know reading and writing.
Barbe Engel, born in Germange (Guermange 57260), 22 years old, daughter of deceased Jean-Pierre Engel and Magdeleine Riffennact, father and mother from Gosselming.
Family ID F2010 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Catherine Schmitt, b. 15 Apr 1824, Imling, Moselle, FR , d. 1859/60, Stanford, McLean Co., IL (Age 35 years) Married 16 Dec 1845 Imling, Moselle, FR Children 1. Katherine Risser, b. 10 Aug 1852, Alsace, FR , d. 24 Jul 1939, Spring Valley, Pierce Co., WI (Age 86 years) Last Modified 16 Mar 2019 Family ID F10687 Group Sheet | Family Chart
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