The widow Maria Salome Meurer Nissen married Abraham Hessler in 1796. After his death in 1800, she became a teacher for the girls' school .
Children of Christian Nissen and Salome Vogler
Sophia Elizabeth Nissen (1810-1879) did not marry
John Phillip Nissen (1813-1874) m. Mary Ann Elizabeth Vawter (1813-1884)
Israel Nissen (ca. 1818-1891) apparently did not marry
Maria Salome Nissen (1820-1876) did not marry
Loretta Lucinda Nissen (1828-1886) did not marry
Susan Dorothy Parnell did not marry, but had a son Francis Lee Parnell, born 1869. She had lived with her aunts Sophia Elizabeth and Loretta Lucinda Nissen, and they kept the boy Francis after her death. Both name him in their wills.
Children of John Phillip Nissen and Mary Ann Vawter
Martha Sally Nissen (1836-1837)
Jane L. Nissen (ca. 1838-?) m. Jacob Mock (which Jacob Mock is this?)
George Elias Nissen (1839-1913) m. Sarah Ann Stafford (1845-1910)
John Israel Nissen (1841-1899) m. Leonora Adela Ebert (1842-1906)
Mary A.E. Nissen (1843-1933) m. Lewis Lagenauer (1826-1893)
Reuben B. Nissen (ca. 1845-?)
*Christian Francis Nissen (1847-1916) m. Bertha Elizabeth Shore (1852-1901)
Harriet Ellen Nissen (1849-1915) m. William Henry Shepperd (1838-1901), s/o Augustine Henry Shepperd and Martha Turner
Lewis Henry Nissen (1851-1857)
Alice A. Nissen (ca. 1854-?) m. R.C. Charles, s/o G.W. and Sarah Charles of Guilford County
William M. Nissen (1856-1934) m. Ida Wray (1874-1952)
Samuel Jacob Nissen (1858-1943) m. Dora E. Clodfelter (1861-1939), d/o John Alexander Clodfelter and Maria Regina Lineback
*Bertha Elizabeth Shore was the daughter of William Sandford Shore and Susan Elizabeth Kennedy. William Sandford Shore was the son of an unmarried woman, Johanna Elizabeth Shore (b. 1800; who were her parents?).
Children of John Israel Nissen and Leonora Ebert
Clara N. Nissen (1868-1928) m. William B. Ellis
Harry E. Nissen (1873-1932)
Frederick I. Nissen (1881-1937)
Children of Christian Francis Nissen and Bertha Elizabeth Shore
Fannie B. Nissen (probably b. & d. 1870)
Maggie Nissen (ca. 1871-?)
Earnest Nissen (ca. 1874-?)
Allie Nissen (ca. 1876-?)
Monnie Nissen (ca. 1879-?)
Carl F. Nissen (1890-1921)
William E. Nissen (d. 1927)
John F. Nissen (d. 1943)
Christian Nissen's will (1910) refers to "all my children" and mentions that eight are living, but does not name them. We therefore seem to be missing at least one. Can anyone help?
Death Notices from the People's Press (Salem, North Carolina) 1851-1892, An Indexed Abstract, compiled and edited by Robert M. Topkins, Forsyth Co. Genealogical Society, Winston-Salem, 1997
Forsyth Co. NC cemetery records
Forsyth Co. NC census records
Forsyth County Wills 1849-1917, An Indexed Abstract, published by the Forsyth County Genealogical Society; abstracted and transcribed by Jerry Sumner, indexed by Faye Jarvis Moran.
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