William Misener1,2

M, ID# 734, (1779-1859)
3rd great-grandfather of Faye Louise Doyle
     William Misener was born on 2 October 1779 in Sussex County, New Jersey. He was the son of Peter Misener and Mary (--?--). He immigrated in 1799 to Stamford Twp, Welland County, Ontario, from New Jersey with his father.3 He married first Mary van Sickle. He married second Margaret Miller before 1803. He married third Catherine Maziers after 1826. He was naturalized on 18 March 1841.4 He died in 1859 in Jersey Settlement, Ancaster Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.

Ancaster's Heritage gives a somewhat different list of children and dates.

Ray Morrish, in The Misener Family in New Jersey and Canada, says William had 10 children in each marriage. Morrish also says William's first wife (unnamed) and infant child died in Canada shortly after their arrival.1,3
Last Edited=8 Feb 2018

Child of William Misener and Mary van Sickle

  • (--?--) Misener3 (c 1801-the same day)

Children of William Misener and Margaret Miller

  • George Misener (c 1803-)
  • Polly Misener (1805-)
  • Peter W Misener (1806-1880)
  • Richard Misener (1811-1878)
  • Anthony Misener (1812-1904)
  • Amos Misener (1817-1903)
  • Catherine Misener (1819-1910)
  • David Misener (1819-1911)
  • Margaret Misener (1822-1913)
  • John Misener+ (bt 1823 - 1824-c 1870)
  • Goldie Misener (1826-)

Children of William Misener and Catherine Maziers

  • Harriet Misener
  • Jeremiah Misener
  • Phoebe Misener
  • Oliver Misener (1835-1918)
  • Melissa Misener (1837-)
  • Jedediah Misener5 (1839-1917)
  • Sarah Misener (1843-)
  • Francis Misener (1845-)
  • Ruth Misener (1850-)


  1. [S27] Misener Family, manuscript, compiled by Harley Misener, privately held by Faye West, Edmonton, Alberta. Online: http://www.fayewest.ca/documents/misener.pdf
  2. [S28] Ray S Morrish, The Misener Family in New Jersey and Canada (Flint, MI: n.pub., 1951).
  3. [S391] Ancaster Township Historical Society, Ancaster's Heritage (n.p.: Ancaster Township Historical Society, 1973).
  4. [S456] William Misener, Naturalization Record, RG 5, B 47 (1841); Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
  5. [S191] Stenabaugh Cemetery Transcriptions, online (http://www.interment.net/data/canada/ontario/wentworth/…).