From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois
1892, by Biographical Review Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois; page
515-516; a reprinted by Stevens Publishing Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold
by the Schuyler County Historical Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Lewis Schisler, Jr., son of Lewis Schisler and Anna Schisler, was
born in York county, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1851. His parents were
natives of the same state, but came to Illinois among the first settlers
and located near Astoria. Here Mr. Schisler died when only twenty-seven.
His widow married again, but her second husband died in Iowa when out there
visiting. Mrs. Schisler bore her husband fifteen children and all are
living. Of this large family, Louis was next to the youngest.
He was educated in the county schools and worked on the farm. His father
was a miller, and worked at his trade until the time of his death, but afterward
his widow bought a farm and removed there with her family. Mr. Schisler
still resides on this farm with his mother and attends to all management
of it for her.
He was married to Miss Julia Coldrider, of York county, Pennsylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Schisler have eight children, all of whom are living: Ananias,
John, Josephine, Sarah, Anna, Daniel, Noah and Harry.
The family of Schislers is of German origin, although remote, as the
family has been established in America for several generations. Mr.
Schisler is a Republican in politics and he belongs to the United Brotherhood
Church, known as Dunkards. The 160 acres that he farms for his mother
are in splendid condition, and speak well for his management and thrift,
for which the well cultivated fields and comfortable farm buildings the place
is one of the finest in the county.
Note: This farm had to be in Schuyler County, Illinois because of this bio being in this book. Sara Bader Hemp.