Benjamin Franklin Bressler
My great grandfather
Important Events in His Life
During his lifetime he wittenced the two World Wars. He served in the First World War and the Second World War. The Great Depression was also during his lifetime.
He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1891. Where my family has lived for over a hundred years. As a young child he moved to Ohio Valley. Later in life he moved to Whittier, California, and lived there the rest of his life. He died in Whitter, California in 1979.
He was married to Elizabeth Bressler. Together they had three children, Phylis Ann Bressler, Benjamin Juinor Bressler, and Robert Bressler.
He kept this on his desk in his den.
He kept these bears on his desk.
He is in the center with the pipe, and my father is in the bottom right corner. My grandmother in the top right corner, and my grandfather in sitting below her.
- He was a tennis pro when moving to California
- After world war 2 he worked for Union Oil Company
- Before the war he was an accountant
- For the Union Oil Company he created the first credit union
- His family lived in Lancaster County for over a 100 years
- His first relative came to the US in 1740, so he didn't immigrate, his family came for religious freedom escaping Germany