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Jacob G. DRESSLER, Sr.
Esther GELNETT
WARNING:  we don't have a good fit with the children's names in the censuses; consider the list of children tentative.
Husband:  Jacob G. DRESSLER / KESSLER / TRESSLER / TRESSLAR, Sr.
Birth:  10 Dec 1795, PA
Death:  3 Mar 1861
Disposition:  buried Dressler's Ridge Cemetery, Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA
Brother almost certainly:  Adam KESSLER / DRESSLER, b. 1796, PA
Father:  Johann Adam DRESSLER (1764-1821)
Mother:  Julia LANG / LONG
Marriage:
Wife:  (Mary) Esther GELNETT
Birth:  20 Mar 1800, PA
Death:  18 Oct 1879
Disposition:  buried Dressler's Ridge Cemetery, Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA
Father:  Caspar GELNETT (1773-1846)
Mother:  Eva Catharina CRUMBAUGH (1774-1853)
Children:
born in PA:
  1.  Leah DRESSLER, b. 1820
  2.  Caspar G. DRESSLER, b. 1822/3 found in 1850, but not in 1860, 1870, 1880
  3.  Jacob G. DRESSLER, Jr., b. 1824/5 
  4.  Esther 'Hetty" DRESSLER, b. 1825
  5.  [John?] Joel DRESSLER, b. 1827-30

born in Greenwood [now Susquehanna] Twp., Juniata Co., PA:
  6.  Solomon G. DRESSLER, b. 21 Nov 1830 
  7.  Josanna / Jessemiah "Susan" DRESSLER, b. 13 Mar 1833
  8.  Eva/Eve V. DRESSLER, b. 1837/8
  9.  Jeremiah DRESSLER, b. 1839
10.  Sarah E. DRESSLER, b. Aug 1842
11.  Jonathan DRESSLER, b. 1843/4 
12.  Moses DRESSLER, b. 1845 not found in 1870, 1880

I don't find Jacob in 1850 while I don't find Casper, except in 1850.  Are Jacob and Casper the same person?

Others:
.  Mary DRESSLER, b. 1834/5 not found in 1850 {1860 in Snyder Co., PA: 25, PA}; m. Levi HOUTZ (1832/3- )
.  Amos DRESSLER, b. 1847/8 not found in 1850, 1870, 1880
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Pennsylvania

Sources (n.b., Juniata Co. was formed in 1831 from Mifflin Co., Susquehanna Twp. was formed in 1858 from Greenwood Twp.):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found, as expected.  There is a Jacob Kessler in Greenwood Township, but the couple is too old and has six children.

3.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7 of 24 indexed as "Tresslar," which it is; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):?
1830 PA Mifflin [now Juniata] Co. Greenwood [now Susquehanna] Twp. Roll M19_147 p. 400 Ln. 26 Jacob Tresslar 120 001 - 011 101
These data indicate:
No. ? Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Joel (b. 1827-30)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Jacob G. (b. 1824/5)
= Caspar (b. 1822/3)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Jacob (b. 1795)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Esther (b. 1825)
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Leah (b. 1820)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Esther (b. 1800) 

4.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #9-10 of 16 mis-indexed "Trepler"; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):?
1840 PA Juniata Co. Greenwood [now Susquehanna] Twp. Roll M704_464 pp. 221B-222A Ln. 1 Jacob Tressler 111 200 100 - 121 111 000 0300000
These data indicate:
No. ? Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Jeremiah (b. 1839)
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Solomon (b. 1830/1)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Joel (b. 1827-30)
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Jacob G. (b. 1824/5)
= Caspar (b. 1822/3)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Jacob (b. 1795)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Eva (b. 1837/8)
2 females 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary (b. 1834/5)
= Josanna (b. 1833)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Esther (b. 1825) 
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Leah (b. 1820)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = ?
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = Esther (b. 1800) 
3 persons engaged in agriculture
Listed next to Adam "TRESSLER," who is next to Jonathan GELNETT.

5.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #36 of 44 mis-indexed "Keepler"):  Greenwood [now Susquehanna] Twp., Juniata Co., PA, p. 318A/635, 2116/2146, enumerated 5 Nov 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):?
Jacob Kessler 55 M   Farmer 2500 Pennsylvania
Ester Kessler 50 F       "
Casper Kessler 27 M   Farmer   "
John Kessler 22 M    "   "
Hetty Kessler 24 F       "
Jessamiah Kessler 17 F       "
Eve Kessler 13 F       "
Jesse Kessler 11 M       "
Sarah Kessler  9 F       "
Jonn Kessler  7 M       "
Moses Kessler  5 M       "
The older "John" has to be Joel; Jesse has to be Jeremiah.  Where is Amos?  And Mary?  Are Amos and Mary really our subject's children?  Listed next to Adam KESSLER (? 54, b. PA, wife Sarah, also indexed "Keepler"), who is almost certainly Jacob's brother (no child named Amos or Mary in Adam's household).

6.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #322 of 430):  Mahontongo P.O., Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA, p. 790, PN 230, 1589/1, enumerated 1 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):?
Jacob Dressler 64 M   Farmer 5500 1000 Penna
Ester Dressler 59 F         "
Sarah 18 F         "
Jonathan 16 M   F Laborer     "
Moses 14 M         "
Amos 12 M         "
Where was Amos in 1850?  Is he really their son?  Esther is very old to have a son just 12 years old.

7.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 23):  Susquehannah Twp., Juniata Co., PA, p. 462A, PN 1, 3/3, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):?
Stroub Abraham 29 M W Farmer 2000 200 Pa
       Sarah 27 F W       Pa
[Abraham ? Sarah's children]
Dressler Ester 70 F W       Pa
Listed two households from Esther's son, Solomon DRESSLER; and, in the other direction, next door to Esther's son, Jeremiah DRESSLER, who is two households from Esther's son, Jacob G. DRESSLER

8.  Perry Historians, Newport, PA, compilers.  Dressler Evangelical Churchyard (United Methodist), Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA (online at the Juniata County PAGenWeb site; contributed by Pauline Shunk):
DRESSLER Jacob G. father Dec 10, 1795 March 3, 1861  
DRESSLER Esther GELNETT mother   Oct 18, 1879 78-6-28

9.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Esther 18 Oct 1879 28d 6m 78y 20 Mar 1801
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)
The censuses show Esther was born in 1800, so her age on her tombstone appears to be off a year.

10.  Messages posted to the Dressler Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

11.  The Gellnett Family of Pennsylvania. [link died]

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