Cornelius Messler married first, Lena Simonson.His second wife was Maria Dorlandt of Sourland, New Jersey.She was a member of the Reformed Dutch Church of North Branch, January 10, 1774.He married as his third wife Ariantje Van Arsdalen also of Sourland.Cornelius Messler b 12/1/1725, d Nov. 1843.Second wife died March 8, 1777 but the place of her interment is not now known. His third wife, Ariantje Van Arsdalen.
There is mention of a brother-in-law, Garret Dortland. Ref. page 15 of "A Genealogical Record of The Messler (Metselaer) Family" Compiled and Edited by Remsen Varick Messler.ChicagoThe Lakeside Press1903