Chart for Some Probable Descendants of Jacob Rieser (c1690-17??).
Jacob Rieser arrived 2 Oct 1727 at Philadelphia PA on ship Adventure.
Partial list of Descendants to Seven Generations.


From Research and Database of:
Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.
Emmaus PA

Research note: Some researchers confuse the Rieser/Reeser family name with the Raser family name.
For more on the early Raser family see this link:
Descendants of Baltes Raser of Germantown PA.

Webpage Created: 06 Jan 2010
Last Updated: 11 Aug 2017

Note: This is a work in process. Some dates shown are estimates. The below chart was generated using the Ancestral Quest computer program. Some data in this report is indicated as "near" or "about" or "circa" or "probably" or "possibly", etc. Therefore, do not quote dates and locations off this report as precise unless you have independently verified it. Comments and corrections are welcome. If you use information off this website, please give proper credit.

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1. Johann Jacob aka Jacob RIESER-12138 (b.Abt 1690-Huttwill,Canton Bern,Switzerland d.possibly,Berks County,PA)
sp: Elizabeth -12822 (b.Abt 1695-probably,Switzerland m.Abt 1716d.possibly,Berks County,PA)
  |-2. William RIESER-13342 (b.18 Oct 1716-Switzerland d.30 Sep 1784-Reading,Berks County,PA)
  | sp: Maria Elizabeth -13343 (b.Abt 1720-maybe,Europe m.Abt 1740)
  |-2. John RIESER Sr.-12821 (b.19 Feb 1717/8-probably,Switzerland d.Abt Nov 1793-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA)
  | sp: Elizabeth LEVAN-2805 (b.20 Jun 1725-Oley,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1745 d.Bef 1770-Oley,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Jacob REESER-13336 (b.Abt 1745-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA d.Abt Oct 1819-Maiden Creek Twsp,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Maria ROTHERMEL-17779 (b.Abt 1745-PA m.Abt 1775 d.Bef 1789-PA)
  |  |  |-4. Catherine REESER-17781 (b.15 Nov 1780-Berks County,PA d.18 Mar 1855)
  |  | sp: Barbara ROTHERMEL-14424 (b.Abt 1765-probably,Berks County,PA m.4 Mar 1790 d.Abt 1813-Westmoreland Co,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Samuel REESER (Parents Not Proven)-17786 (b.Abt 1791-Maiden Creek Twsp,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. William REESER-17780 (b.15 Apr 1792-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Jacob REESER-17784 (b.Abt 1794-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. maybe Abraham REESER (Parents Not Proven)-17783 (b.Abt 1802-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Isaac REESER (Parents Not Proven)-17782 (b.6 Feb 1809-Maiden Creek Twsp,Berks County,PA d.19 Feb 1877-Fleetwood,Berks County,PA)
  |  |    sp: Lydia Gerst HOCH-17785 (b.28 Mar 1808-Berks County,PA m.Abt 1835 d.27 Nov 1886-Richmond Twsp,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Catherine REESER-1493 (b.Abt 1747-probably,Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA d.Abt 1780-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Conrad KERSHNER II-1492 (b.1 Aug 1744-Bern Township,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1768 d.13 Sep 1813-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Johann Conrad KERSHNER III-2511 (b.20 Sep 1770-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA d.31 May 1850-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  | sp: Anna Maria HIX-2669 (b.Abt 1770-Heidelberg Twsp,Berks County,PA m.8 Apr 1792)
  |  |  |  +-5. Isaac KERSHNER-1552 (b.22 Jul 1806-Berks County,PA d.28 May 1887-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |    sp: Maria Anna ZWEIZIG-1553 (b.8 Mar 1833 m.Abt 1851 d.17 Dec 1878-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |     |-6. Samuel KERSHNER-2550 (b.27 Jun 1852-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |     |-6. James KERSCHNER-2673 (b.19 Apr 1854-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |     | sp: unknown -14810 (b.Abt 1860-probably,PA m.Abt 1880)
  |  |  |     |  +-7. Irwin Danile KERSCHNER-14814 (b.1893-probably,PA)
  |  |  |     |      sp: UNKNOWN
  |  |  |     |-6. Fayette KERSHNER-2674 (b.28 Nov 1856-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |     |-6. Mary A. Victoria KERSHNER-2675 (b.4 Oct 1860-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |     +-6. Joseph Isaac KERSHNER-1487 (b.19 Oct 1864-Windsor Township,Berks County,PA d.18 Feb 1953-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |       sp: Ellen Louisa LEIBY-1543 (b.30 Jul 1868-PA m.2 Feb 1889 d.28 Aug 1948-PA)
  |  |  |        |-7. George Calvin KERSHNER-2667 (b.22 Apr 1889-Berks County,PA d.7 Aug 1966-near,Shoemakersville,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |        | sp: Katie KAUFFMAN-19158 (b.3 Feb 1896-probably,PA m.Abt 1921 d.28 Dec 1982-probably,Hamburg,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |        +-7. Katie Ellen KERSHNER-1484 (b.15 Apr 1894-Berks County,PA d.22 Jul 1955-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |          sp: Irwin Solomon KERCHNER-1483 (b.27 Mar 1892-Perry Township,Berks County,PA m.24 Apr 1916 d.8 Sep 1967-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Daniel KERSHNER-16771 (b.Abt Dec 1772-Heidelberg Twsp,Berks County,PA d.7 May 1852-Ross County,OH)
  |  |  | sp: Mary DAVIS-16772 (b.Abt 1775-probably,PA m.Abt 1798 d.Abt 1807-OH)
  |  |  |  |-5. Daniel KERSHNER-16785 (b.24 Apr 1799-Berks County,PA d.20 Feb 1876-probably,OH)
  |  |  |  | sp: Rebecca FLANNIGAN-16786 (b.14 Mar 1801-OH,or,PA m.Abt 1822 d.22 Nov 1874-probably,OH)
  |  |  |  |  +-6. Allan KERSHNER-16787 (b.1834-probably,OH d.1919)
  |  |  |  |-5. Elijah KARSHNER-16782 (b.1804-Berks County,PA d.26 Feb 1879-OH)
  |  |  |  | sp: Eliza HOLDERMAN-16783 (b.1817-OH m.13 Dec 1832 d.1883-OH)
  |  |  |  |  +-6. Rufus KARSHNER-16784 (b.22 Dec 1833-OH d.24 Oct 1918)
  |  |  |  +-5. John KARSHNER-16773 (b.4 Oct 1806-Berks County,PA d.30 Nov 1883-OH)
  |  |  |    sp: Elizabeth SPANGLER-16774 (b.27 Sep 1814-OH m.Abt 1836 d.9 May 1898-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Mary KARSHNER-16775 (b.1836-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Susannah KARSHNER-16776 (b.1838-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Nelson KARSHNER-16777 (b.1840-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Daniel KARSHNER-16778 (b.1841-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Samuel KARSHNER-16779 (b.1843-OH)
  |  |  |     |-6. Salem KARSHNER-16780 (b.1845-OH)
  |  |  |     +-6. Thela KARSHNER-16781 (b.1848-OH)
  |  |  |-4. Jacob KERSCHNER-14421 (b.Abt 11 Jun 1775-Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Anthony KERSCHNER-19222 (b.Abt May 1777-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Elizabeth KERSHNER-14422 (b.Abt 24 Jan 1779-Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Henry REESER-13327 (b.Abt 1751-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. John REESER Jr.-13335 (b.Abt 1753-probably,Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA d.Abt Dec 1795-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Susanna -13339 (b.Abt 1755-probably,PA m.Abt 1775)
  |  |  |-4. Magdalena REESER-13340 (b.Abt 1777-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Esther REESER-13341 (b.Abt 1780-probably near,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Elizabeth REESER-13338 (b.Abt 1755-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Daniel REESER-13337 (b.11 Mar 1763-Berks County,PA d.22 Dec 1813-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Elizabeth -14423 (b.Abt 1767-probably,PA m.Abt 1786)
  |  +-3. William REESER-14425 (b.26 Jul 1764-Maiden Creek,Berks County,PA d.12 Mar 1845-Augusta Township,Northumberland Co,PA)
  |    sp: Anna Catharina HAGAR-14426 (b.26 Sep 1769-Greenwich Twsp,Berks County,PA m.26 May 1789 d.5 Mar 1837-Augusta Township,Northumberland Co,PA)
  |     |-4. Samuel REESER-14465 (b.21 Jul 1790-Exeter Township,Berks County,PA d.8 Sep 1852-Lower Augusta Twsp,Northumberland Co,PA)
  |     +-4. Daniel REESER-14464 (b.15 Feb 1799-Augusta Township,Northumberland Co,PA d.16 Sep 1877-Crooked Creek Twsp,Cumberland Co,IL)
  |-2. Philip RIESER Sr.-2787 (b.13 Sep 1723-probably,Switzerland d.20 Nov 1788-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  | sp: Elizabeth LEVAN-2786 (b.Abt 1732-Maxatawny Twsp,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1754 d.8 Nov 1789-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Johann Jacob RIESER-13582 (b.16 Jan 1755-Berks County,PA d.27 Dec 1815-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Esther Levan BERTOLET (twin?)-13833 (b.30 May 1759-Oley Township,Berks County,PA m.1775 d.27 Aug 1794-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Daniel RIESER-17382 (b.25 Apr 1775-Bern Township,Berks County,PA d.26 Feb 1820-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Elizabeth REESER-13835 (b.9 Nov 1779-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Abraham REESER-17777 (b.3 Aug 1781-Bern Township,Berks County,PA d.9 Jul 1857-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |    sp: Sandra YEICH-17778 (b.8 Aug 1784-Reading,Berks County,PA m.6 Aug 1808 d.25 Nov 1822-Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Elisabeth REESER-13584 (b.Abt 1758-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Christian BOSSLER-13592 (b.8 Oct 1758-Berks County,PA m.Abt 1780 d.9 Feb 1808-Cumberland Co,PA)
  |  |  |-4. John BOSSLER-16678 (b.Abt 1789-Carlisle,Cumberland County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Benjamin BOSSLER-16679 (b.Abt 1791-Carlisle,Cumberland County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Samuel BOSSLER-14467 (b.2 Mar 1793-Carlisle,Cumberland County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Jacob BOSSLER-16680 (b.Abt 1795-Carlisle,Cumberland County,PA)
  |  |-3. Philip RIESER Jr.-13583 (b.22 Dec 1760-Bern Township,Berks County,PA d.14 Mar 1843-Leesport,Ontelaunee Twsp,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Amelia REIMERT-13834 (b.Abt 1762-probably,PA m.Abt 1783)
  |  | sp: Susannah WINTER-17375 (b.1 Feb 1766-probably,Berks County,PA m.27 Nov 1785 d.19 Jan 1824-probably,Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Samuel REESER-14466 (b.19 Sep 1788-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Anna Elisabeth REESER-13585 (b.Abt 1762-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: John WINTER-13591 (b.Abt 1760-probably,PA m.19 Jun 1781)
  |  |-3. Daniel REESER-13586 (b.Abt 1764-Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. John REESER-13587 (b.Abt 1766-Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Catharine REESER-13588 (b.Abt 1768-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Wilhelm FESIG-17376 (b.Abt 1765-Reading,Berks County,PA m.27 Mar 1791)
  |  |-3. Mary REESER-13589 (b.Abt 1770-Berks County,PA)
  |  +-3. William REESER-13590 (b.Abt 1774-Berks County,PA)
  |-2. John Jacob RIESER-2785 (b.3 Mar 1726-probably,Switzerland d.27 Jun 1793-Cumru Township,Berks County,PA)
  | sp: Maria LEVAN-13563 (b.14 May 1727-Oley Township,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1749 d.31 Oct 1750-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Abraham REESER-9746 (b.31 Oct 1750-near,Richmond Twsp,Berks County,PA d.24 Nov 1813-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Catherine -14413 (b.Abt 1752-probably,PA m.Abt 1775)
  |  |  |-4. Johannes REESER-14414 (b.27 Feb 1776-probably,Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Anna Maria REESER-14415 (b.Abt 1778-probably,Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Susanna REESER-14416 (b.25 Jan 1782-probably,Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  | sp: Barbara LEVAN-2784 (b.30 May 1735-Maxatawny Twsp,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1754 d.29 Aug 1794-probably,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Elizabeth REESER-13565 (b.5 Jan 1755-Berks County,PA d.22 Jan 1818-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: George ROEDER-14399 (b.Abt 1754-possibly,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1773)
  |  |-3. Catherine REESER-13564 (b.Abt Oct 1755-Berks County,PA d.1 Nov 1816-probably,Reading,Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Conrad FESIG-14400 (b.Abt 9 Jan 1756-probably,Berks County,PA m.Abt 1781 d.Abt 28 Jul 1815-Reading,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  |-4. Johann Jacob FESIG-17377 (b.17 May 1784-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |  +-4. Samuel FESIG-17378 (b.7 Dec 1788-Bern Township,Berks County,PA)
  |  |-3. Jacob REESER-14392 (b.Abt 1758-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Christina BECHTEL-14417 (b.Abt 1765-probably,Berks County,PA m.9 Dec 1787)
  |  |-3. Anna Maria REESER-14393 (b.Abt 1760-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Jacob PETRY-14401 (b.Abt 1759-possibly,PA m.8 Aug 1782)
  |  |-3. Susanna REESER-14394 (b.Abt 1762-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Johann Christian HEISTER-14402 (b.Abt 1759-possibly,Berks County,PA m.19 Dec 1780)
  |  |-3. Johannes REESER-14395 (b.Abt 1764-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Leah ADAM-14418 (b.16 Apr 1765-Lancaster County,PA m.Abt 1786)
  |  |-3. Henry REESER-14396 (b.Feb 1767-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Christina HUENER-14419 (b.Abt 1770-probably,PA m.27 Feb 1791)
  |  |-3. Daniel REESER-14397 (b.Oct 1770-Berks County,PA)
  |  | sp: Juliana WEITZEL-14420 (b.Abt 1770-probably,Berks County,PA m.5 Jul 1796)
  |  +-3. Magdalena REESER-14398 (b.Abt 20 Feb 1773-Berks County,PA d.13 May 1851-probably,PA)
  |    sp: John KETTNER-14412 (b.Abt 1772-probably,PA m.24 Nov 1795)
  +-2. Henry RIESER-12824 (b.14 Oct 1730-Berks County,PA d.22 Mar 1803-Berks County,PA)
    sp: Dorthea Rosina -13344 (b.Abt 1735-maybe,PA m.Abt 1755d.probably,PA)


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