I'm sneaking Isaiah "Ike" Tressler into this gunsmith project even though he doesn't quite fit, because he is a relative. When his parents moved to Ohio he was probably a little too young to have apprenticed in Somerset County.
1842: My correspondent on this subject reports that Ike's parents Moses and Mary (Vought) Tressler were married in Somerset County on February 20, 1842 and lived in Addison Township until they moved to Ohio. Moses was a son of Samuel & Frances (Ringler) Tressler, and a grandson of my ancestor Goodhart Tressler. Their marriage certificate indicates that Moses and Mary were residents of Milford Township at the time of their marriage. They were married by Justice of the Peace Hugh Connelly, and both of them signed the marriage certificate with an X.
1850: According to his obituary (below), Isaiah Tressler was born March 24, 1850 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
1870: My correspondent on this Tressler topic indicates that the 1870 census reports that only Moses' youngest child, then age 4, was born in Ohio.
1916: The following obituary is from the March 29, 1916 issue of the "Bucyrus Evening Telegraph", a newspaper from Bucyrus, Ohio.
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