Our Grandfather Daniel Linenfelser is the son of Joseph Linenfelser, who immigrated to America around 1866.

Daniel’s mother was Louise Heisler, whose grandfather was John Haesler, born in Germany 1786. John’s wife was Catherine, born in Germany 1791.  John and Catherine Haesler immigrated to America in 1840 and settled in Monroe County, Michigan.

Ship record of their crossing

Name: John Hussler
[John Heisler]
Arrival Date: 1 Jul 1840
Birth Date: abt 1786
Age: 54
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Tiberius
4 females (daughters?) Barbara ? 24, Ursula 19, ? 15, Louisa 12.  I don’t see any sons listed, Bernard would have been 13 and Edward 9.

On the 1850 federal census, John and Catherine are listed as living in London, Monroe Co with their son Barnard Haesler, single then, and their married daughter Barbara and her husband Joseph Schnap and their 4 children.  John and Barnard are listed as laborers and Joseph is listed as farmer with 200 acres, I am assuming the farm this extended family lived at belonged to Joseph Schnap. On the 1860 census, John is living with his son Edward (29) and his young family. I suppose his wife had passed away.

By the 1860 census, Barney (Bernard) Heisler had married and lived with his wife Bridget and children Edward 6, Wm 2 , Mary 9 months

1870 census

children Edward Heisler 17
Charles Heisler 9
Joseph Heisler 6
Helen Heisler 4
Lucy Heisler 3

1880 census

Barney Heisler 53
Bridget Heisler 43
Charles Heisler 19
Joseph Heisler 17
Louesa Heisler 12
Daniel Heisler 10
Rheinhard Heisler 7
Fred Heisler 5
John Heisler 2

On this 1880 census several lines above the Heisler family is the Pius Linenfelser family with son, Joseph, 23 who later married Louisa Heisler.