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"Cyrus L. Wissinger, a well known bldg contractor of Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA, who has been prominently identified with all matters of public importance for many yrs, is a desc of a family which took an active part in the war of the rev., & which came originally from Germany. Ludwig Wissinger, a ggfather of Cyrus I. Wissinger, & the pioneer anc of the Wissinger family in Amer, emigrated to US from Germany some time prior to the Amer Rev. settled into what is now (1907) kwn as Griffith Settlement, 1 1/2 mis SE of Johnstown.