Martin Wisbar, 3rd great grandfather
Martin Wisbar was born October 29 1845, in Germany to David Wisbar and Henriette Pusch (listed on a death index). Martin, age 25 sailed to America, probably arrived in Baltimore in 1870 or 1872 and went on to Illinois, probably Freeport. On February 26, 1873 he and Mary Walters married (or applied for a license) in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois. By 1885 this family was settled in Iowa, the Aplington area. Martin was a candy maker or confectioner, a fruit seller, a laborer and a mail carrier. He also farmed and in 1895 owned 148 acres of land.
Snapshot of Plat of Monroe Township page 27, image 18 of 37 square 1 in Plat Book of Butler County, Iowa at University of Iowa Digital Libraries
Martin Wisbar (1845 – 1912) > Lena Wisbar (1871 – 1948) > George Gerald Roose (1888 – 1954