Children of Joseph and Margaret Rusler
(Joseph’s 2nd wife)
I have to preface this post with a description of my research process. I was working on writing this post and started with Mary Susan who I really didn’t have much information about. I had searched before for marriage and or death records with no luck so I wrote a few sentences to that effect and moved on to Anna. While looking for Anna’s marriage record last night on the Illinois Marriage index I couldn’t find it by her last name as Rusler can be spelled and mis-pelled a myriad of different ways but I knew her husband’s name so I started a search with his name and surprise surprise it turns out he was married twice in Ogle County, Illinois to both sisters. To Mary Susan in 1878 and Anna in 1881. I still haven’t found any death records for Mary Susan but I now know who and when she married and that she died before 1881 without children. These surprise finds are one of the many reasons I love this hobby!
Mary Susan Rusler was born 1855 in Ogle County, Illinois. She married William Ehmann, son of Franz and Katharina, February 19,1878 in Ogle County, Illinois. She died before 1881.
Anne Rusler Ehman was born November 9,1857 in Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois. She married William Ehmann, her sister’s widower, on November 8,1881 in Ogle County, Illinois. They had two children, George J (1882) and Margaret (1887). William died before 1900. Anne died December 4,1931 in Chicago, Illinois but was buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogle County, Illinois.
Daniel P. Rusler was born August 1859 in Ogle County, Illinois. He married Janett in 1893 and they had at least two children. Elsie (1896) and Daniel E (1901-1905). Daniel moved his family to Canada in 1911. They crossed the border at the North Portal, Saskatchewan March 12, 1911. We know he was still alive and living in Canada in 1931 as his brother Charles left him $4,000.
George Rusler was born in July, 1862 in Ogle County, Illinois. In 1880 he was a boarder and Harness Maker’s apprentice in Ashton, Lee, Illinois. He married Emma Robinson, October 12, 1887. She was born February 1864. Their son George William was born in 1897 in Lawrence County, Missouri. By 1910 they were in Kiowa County, Oklahoma. George had a land patent for 160 acres in Kiowa county which he tried farming. But by 1920 he was a harness maker in Oklahoma City. In 1930 he was real estate agent and Emma was an apartment manager in Oklahoma City. His brother, Charles, in his will forgave all debts and mortgages of his brother George in Oklahoma City. So in 1931 he was still in OKC and was indebted to his brother. They were living in San Diego, California in 1934. I haven’t found their death records yet.