Leonard Alfons BISSWANGER Margaret Barbara BISSWANGER Leonard Harvey BISSWANGER Charles BISSWANGER James Alfred BISSWANGER Living BISSWANGER Living BISSWANGER Harriett Angeline CRISWELL Joseph J BISSWANGER Louise BISSWANGER Helen HACKLETON Mini tree diagram
Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER

Alfonso Leonard BISSWANGER1,2,3,4,8,5,9,10,6,11

13th Jul 19071,2,3,4,5,6 - Jan 19643,8,6

Life History

13th Jul 1907

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6

2nd Jan 1930

Married Harriett Angeline CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

1st Jun 1930

Birth of son Leonard Harvey BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8,12,13,5

6th Apr 1933

Birth of son Charles BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,8

12th Sep 1937

Birth of son James Alfred BISSWANGER in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.14,5,11

Jan 1964

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,8,6

Jan 1964

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,6

Other facts


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


Birth of son Living BISSWANGER


  • Al was born in about 1909.  His father had come to Arkansas by 1904 or so, since in the 1910 census he has been married to his second wife Helen for about 6 years.  Al's sister Margret was born in 1905 or 1906.  Their mother Helen was born in Arkansas.

    1910 Federal Census, Craighead County, Arkansas, 9 May, Nettleton Township, District 27, page 7A, Hse/Fam #118
    Bisswanger, Lenord (Leonard) Head M W 37  2nd marriage, Married 6yrs  Germany Germany Germany  immigrated 1898 Resident Alien  Farmer
    Bisswanger, Helen Wife  F W 32  2nd marriage, Married 6yrs  AR MS MS
    Bisswanger, Margret F W 4  AR Germany MS
    Bisswanger, Alfonso Son M W 2  AR Germany MS
    Bisswanger, Joseph Son M W 1  AR Germany MS
    Kummel, Gace (Grace?) Dau [step-daughter] F W 13 AR IL MS
    Kummel, Miltret Dau [step-daughter] F W 11 AR IL MS
    Kummel, Blanche Dau [step-daughter] F W 8 AR IL MS

    1920 Federal Census, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, 14 January, Oklahoma  City, District 144, page 18A, Hse #104, Fam #254
    Bisswanger, Leonard Head M W 56  Married  Bavaria Bavaria Bavaria immigrated 1897 Naturalized 1902  Farmer
    Bisswanger, Helen Wife  F W 43  Married  AR AR AR
    Bisswanger, Margaret F W 14  AR Bavaria MS
    Bisswanger, Alfonso Son M W 12  AR Bavaria MS
    Bisswanger, Joie Son M W 10  AR Bavaria MS [ref Joseph in 1910]
    Bisswanger, Louisa Dau F W 6 AR Bavaria MS

    He was known in the community as Al.  His father Leonard had immigrated from Germany in 1890, and married an Arkansas woman.  Alfonso and Harriet Criswell married in January 1930.  The 1930 census reports they were married at the same age reported in the census.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Alfonso Bisswanger
    Age 21. Birth Year abt 1909
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Harriette Criswell
    Spouse's Age 20
    Spouse's Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 2 Jan 1930 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 23 Dec 1929

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, Prairie Township, District 7, page 9A, No Road, On White River, Hse #170, Fam #171
    Bisswanger, Afonso (Alfonso) Head M W 22  Married at age 22  AR Germany AR Shelling, Mussels
    Bisswanger, Harret (Harriett) Wife  F W 20  Married at age 20  AR MS AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 13 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #101, Rents $200
    Bisswanger, Al Head M W 32 Grade HS-1 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Fisherman
    Bisswanger, Harriet Wife F W 30 Grade 8 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Leonard Son M W 9 Single Grade 3 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    Bisswanger, Charles Son M W 7 Single Grade 3 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    Bisswanger, James Son M W 2 Single Grade 3 b Arkansas

    The Social Security record of Al and Harriett's son James  give us their full names.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    James Alfred Bisswanger
    Birth 12 Sep 1937 Ethel, Arkansas
    Death Date 31 Jan 2006
    Father Alfonso Leonard Bisswanger
    Mother Harriett Angeline Criswell
    SSN 430644253
    Aug 1953 Name listed as JAMES ALFRED BISSWANGER; 15 Feb 2006 Name listed as JAMES A BISSWANGER

    Social Security Death Index
    Alfonso Bisswanger
    Born 13 Jul 1907
    Died Jan 1964
    SSN 430-12-8514 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)


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