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Wissler, Jake

Wissler, Jake

Wissler, Jake

Date: Saturday, December 18, 1982

Interview 28a : In this interview with Becky Bailey, Ohio native Jake Wissler recalls life during the Depression. After the stock market crash in 1929, Mr. Wissler lost his job as a machinist and eventually joined the Army. He spent three years as a machinist and carpenter in the Army, serving mainly in Panama, and then returned to Chicago where he married his wife, Bella, and continued looking for work. The Wisslers survived the Depression in Chicago and Ohio and eventually moved to Panama.