Cornelius Victor Bressler, son of John Bressler and Catharine Lawson, was born on 11 Feb 1834 at Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania. He married Ellen Mary Fried, daughter of Jacob Leroy Fried and Elizabeth Sherman, circa 1853.
Cornelius and Ellen had six children:
- Florence Bressler
- Albertina Bressler (c1863-c1916)
- Alice Bressler (>1864- )
- Edward Roland Bressler (1866-1931)
- Henry S. Bressler (1869-1870)
- Eliza Cathryn Bressler (1871-1956)