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Jeremiah DRESSLER
Catharine BURRIS
Lydia __?__
Maria SMEAL
NOTE:  our subject is being confused with the Jeremiah Miles DRESSLER who married Recissa Jane SEYLER, but that Jeremiah was born in 1846 and was son of John DRESSLER & Sarah MILES.  Miles & Recissa DRESSLER are in the 1880 census of Clearfield Co., PA; our subject was in the 1880 census of Juniata Co., PA (see below).
Husband:  Jeremiah DRESSLER
Birth:  21 Apr 1840, Juniata Co., PA
Death:  14 Sep 1924, Pike Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Disposition:  buried Center Grove Cemetery, Clearfield Co., PA
Occupation:  laborer, farmer
Father:  Jacob DRESSLER
Mother:  Esther GELNETT
Marriage-1:
Wife-1:  Catharine BURRIS
Birth:  28 Mar 1848
Death:  8 Apr 1869
Disposition:  buried Dressler's Ridge Cemetery, Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA
Marriage-2:  1869/70
Wife-1:  Lydia __?__
Birth:  1844/5, PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Marriage-2:  1871/2
Wife-2:  Maria SMEAL
Birth:  14 Nov 1848, PA
Death:  8 Oct 1902
Disposition:  buried Center Grove Cemetery, Clearfield Co., PA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  George Verne SMEAL (1809-1859)
Mother:  Mary Elizabeth BAILEY (1828-1901)
Children with Lydia:
apparently none
Children with Maria SMEAL:
1.  Alimintie / Alemintia / Alementa DRESSLER, b. 1873/4
2.  Raraavis / Rara Avis DRESSLER, b. 1874/5
3.  George B. DRESSLER, b. 1875/6
4.  (Child) DRESSLER, b. aft. 1880
Adopted Child:
.  Cecelia / Cecilia BOAL, b. 1834/5, PA


Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Jeremiah DRESSLER
Birth: 21 Apr 1840; Place: Liverpool R.D., Juniata Co., PA
Death: 14 Sep 1924; Place: Pike Twp., Clearfield Co., PA
Burial Place: Center Grove Cem., Clearfield Co., PA
Father: Jacob DRESSLER; Mother: Esther GELNETT
Spouse: Catharine BURRIS
Birth: 28 Mar 1848; Death: 8 Apr 1869
Burial Place: Dresslers Ridge UM Cem., Juniata Co., PA
Spouse: Maria SMEAL
Birth: 14 Nov 1848; Death: 8 Oct 1902
Burial Place: Center Grove Cem., Clearfield Co., PA
Submitter:  Harvey TRESSLER of Milton, PA

2a.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #1 of 23):  "Susquehannah" Twp., Juniata Co., PA, p. 462A, PN 1, enumerated 11 Aug 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
4 4 Dressler Jeramiah 30 M W Laborer     Pa
             Lydia 25 F W       Pa
4 5 Shetterly John 30 M W Laborer     Pa
              Elizabeth 25 F W       Pa
              Louisa  2 F W       Pa
              Sarah  1 F W       Pa
Listed next to Jeremiah's widowed mother, Esther (GELNETT) DRESSLER, who is living with Jeremiah's married sister, Sarah (DRESSLER) STROUP

2b.  1870 Census Maria SMEAL (æ 21) is unmarried and living with her widowed mother in Clearfield Co., PA.

3.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 30):  Susquehanna Twp., Juniata Co., PA, Roll T9-1137, p. 361C, PN 4, SD 7, ED 134, enumerated 11 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 24 25 26
31 33 Dressler Jeremiah W M 40     / Farmer   PA PA PA
    ________ Maria W F 32 Wife   / Keeping house   PA PA PA
    ________ Alimintie W F  6 Dau /     / PA PA PA
    ________ Raraavis W F  5 Dau /     / PA PA PA
    ________ George B W M  4 Son /       PA PA PA
    Boal Cecelia W F 15 Step-Dau /   At home / PA PA PA

4.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

5.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #11 of 33):  Curwensville Pct., Pike Twp., Clearfield Co., PA, Roll 1397 (Book 1), p. 199A, SN 6, SD 10, ED 94, enumerated 12 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
104 110 Dressler Jeremiah Head W M Apr ____ Un M 28     PA PA PA Farmer 2 Y Y Y O M F 34
    ________ Maria Wife W F Nov 1848 51 M 28 4 4 PA PA PA     Y Y Y        

6.  1910

7.  1920

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):
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DRESSLER Catharine w/o Jeremiah March 28, 1848 April 8, 1869
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WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

[There is a Nancy BOAL (indexed Nancey Boal), æ 45, living w/John & Mary DIMM in the 1850 census of Greenwood Twp., Juniata Co., PA, p. 308, Img #13 of 44.]

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