Ok, so I received some paperwork to go through from Stephen's mom's side of the family. This would be her paternal side.
I got this....this is a HUGH! This is the original discharge form for John M Gessler, in 1861 who served under Commander Alfred Sellers, in the Civil War. I did some digging and found out that Alfred Sellers was killed in Gettysburg.. YIKES, I was doing the happy dance. John was discharged due to an amputation of the leg. (I think).
I have a lot of other stuff to go through.
I also found thisA Monument that John M. Gessler made. I am just blown away.