Leonard Alfons BISSWANGER Margaret Barbara BISSWANGER Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER Marilee L BISSWANGER Lois Viola SCRUGGS Louise BISSWANGER Helen HACKLETON Mini tree diagram

Joseph J BISSWANGER4,2,6,7,8,3

about Apr 19094,5,2,6,7,8,3 - 14th Sep 19521,2,3

Life History

about Apr 1909

Born in Arkansas.4,5,2,6,7,8,3

26th Jan 1929

Married Lois Viola SCRUGGS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6,5

18th May 1929

Birth of daughter Marilee L BISSWANGER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,4,6,5,10

14th Sep 1952

Died in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.1,2,3

Acute Monocytic Leukemia

about 15th Sep 1952

Buried in Chute Cemetery, St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3


  • In the 1910 census the age of Joseph is given as 1 year old.  The census was in May that year, so if the age is correct, he had his first birthday sometime before May 1910.  This means he was born no later than the month of July 1909.

    1910 Federal Census, Craighead County, Arkansas, 9 May, Nettleton Township, District 27, page 7A, Hse/Fam #118
    Bisswanger, Joseph Son M W 1  AR Germany MS

    In 1920, he is listed as Joie and his age is 10 for the January census.  If, again, this age is technically correct, he has not yet had his 10th birthday.  So his 11th birthday, 10 years after he was 1 year old, will be some time in January or later.  But from the 1910 census we know his birthday will occur before 1 May.  Thus I am reporting his birthday as between January and May 1909.  This also matches his age reported as 21 in the 1930 census.

    1920 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 14 January, Oklahoma  City, District 144, page 18A, Hse #104, Fam #254
    Bisswanger, Joie Son M W 10  AR Bavaria MS

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Lois Scruggs
    Age 18, Birth 1911
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Joseph Bisswanger
    Spouse's Age 21
    Spouse's Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 26 Jan 1929 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 26 Jan 1929

    From the 1930 census, I found his middle initial is J.  In 1930 he and Lois had one child Marilee, 10 months old and thus born about May 1929.  They are living with Lois' parents William M and Kate V Scruggs.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, Prairie Township, District 25, page 7B, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #123, Fam #129
    Scruggs, William M   Head  Owns Farm  M W 58  First Married at age 16 AR TN TN Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate V  Wife  F W 58 First Married at age 16 AR GA AL
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 18 First Married at age 16 AR AR AR
    Bisswanger, Marilee Granddaughter FW 10mos AR US AR
    Bisswanger, Joseph J Son-in-law W 21 First Married at age 20 US Germany AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #97, Owns $500
    Scruggs, Bud Head M W 68 Widow Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935 Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate Wife F W 68 Grade 5 b Arkansas place house in 1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 27 Single Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Joe Son-in-law M W 31 Single b Arkansas same place in 1935 Fisherman
    Bisswanger, Merry Lee Niece F W 10 Grade 5 b Arkansas same place in 1935

    Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1958
    Joe Bisswanger
    Age 43, (Birth Date not recorded, abt 1909) Arkansas, USA
    Usual Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Farmer
    Father Leonard Bisswanger
    Mother Helen Hackleton
    No informant named
    Death 14 September 1952 Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, stay of 9 days
    Cause of Death Acute Monocytic Leukemia
    Removal 14 September 1952 for preparation for Burial in DeWitt, Arkansas, by Essex Funeral Home, DeWitt
    Filed 15 September 1952

    Joe J Bisswanger
    Birth 1909
    Death 1952
    Gravestone Inscription -  "Thy Will Be Done"
    Burial Chute Cemetery, De Witt [should be St Charles], Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Lin Canamore Quigley May 02, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69223545, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=53450&GRid=69223545&

    Note the burial location given here.  Chute Cemetery is not at DeWitt, but just south of St Charles about 15 miles east of DeWitt on the White River.


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