Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded Samuel Ressler, 54, living with wife Mary, 52; Eliza, 16; Emanuel, 13; Catharine, 10; and Louisa, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
Samuel married Anna Maria Kehler. (Anna Maria Kehler was born on 25 Aug 1798 in , Schuylkill, PA 1 3 4 6, christened on 30 Sep 1798 in Rebuck: Himmel's Church, Northumberland, PA,4 died in 1861 in Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland, PA 1 6 and was buried in Leck Kill: St. John's Cemetery, Northumberland, PA 1 6.)
1 St. John's Lutheran and Reformed Church Cemetery, Leck Kill, Northumberland County (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/cemeteries/lechkill.txt).
2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38615777.
3 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4CC-H4P Samuel Ressler, Upper Mahanoy, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing dwelling 13, family 13, NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 804.
4 Himmel's Church Baptismal Records (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/northumberland/church/himmbapt.txt).
1904 History of Cherokee County Kansas (October, 1904: Chicago, IL. Biographical Publishing Co.
6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38615822.