JOHN and ARISBA CLIZER FAMILY of Page County, VA and Andrew County, MO

JOHN CLIZER was born in January 1795 in Shenandoah County, Virginia to Mathias & Barbara Kleiser. As a young man, Johnattended the Hawksbill Reformed Lutheran Church where his name was found to be listed as Johann Gleiser and Kleiser on the church records. John was raised in the blacksmith trade in realtion to farming with his older brother Martin Clizer. At the age of 34, John married Arizba Wood on August 12, 1828. During this union they reared 10 children, all born in Virginia.John along with his brother Martin inherited their father's farm in 1825, he later sold his portion and bought land to the north in Warren County. Soon afterward, John and his family headed out to Missouri in May, 1847, traveling by team to Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia), where they took a boat and traveled by water. They reached the western part of Missouri in July and first located at Fillmore, Andrew County, Missouri, where he homesteaded 160 acres of timberland, (this farm was sold in 1980 by it's current owner, Kenneth Clizer to the Wood Family).

John was not long permited to enjoy his new home, as his health failed and he died October 23, 1847 at the young age of 52. His remains were enterred upon the family cemetery on the farm. John Clizer was a soldier of the war of 1812, a democrat in politics and an upright honorable man.


James Mathias Cliser, 1889

1. JAMES MATHIAS CLISER, born May 16 1829, Page County, Virginia. Died Feb 19, 1901. Married to Louisa Best 12-28-1854. They lived in Maryville, Nodaway County, Missouri.
James Mathias Cliser, 1889
See link for this family line.  JAMES MATHIAS CLISER

2. LOUISA CLIZER, birth date unknown
3. CASSANDRA CLIZER, born circa 1830. Married to John Brand.
4. SARAH (SALLIE) M. CLIZER, born 1839 in Page County, Va. Married to William Arthur Gibbons on 9-22-1868 in Andrew County, Mo. They headed west in May 1880 to Washington. See link below on her move west. Sarah died in 1926 and is buried at Latah Cemetery, Washington

Sarah Clizer Gibbons, 1891 

85. JOHN E. CLIZER, born October 15, 1842 in Page County, Virginia. Died 10-25-1924 in Latah, Washington. Married Nancy Walker on 8-16-1867 in Andrew County, Mo. They also teamed up in May 1880 and headed west.

John E. Clizer and family 1880
Latah, Washington. Son of John and Arisba Clizer
Back Row L-R: James Clizer, Mary Clizer, Edward Clizer, Frank Clizer, Ruth Clizer
Front Row L-R: Effie Clizer, John E. Clizer, Lawrence Clizer, Nancy Clizer, John W. Clizer

Click on link below on their move west.  CLIZER'S MOVE WEST

Click on link below John E. Clizer family line:   JOHN E. CLIZER FAMILY

6. JOSHUA WOOD CLIZER, born 1837 in Page County, Virginia, Died 11-2-1899 in Andrew County, Mo. Married Mildred Foultz.

J. Herman & Rose Clizer, with dau Mabel Clizer, Andrew County, Mo. 1904

Click on link for more information on this line.  JOSHUA WOOD CLIZER

7. ELIZA CLIZER, born circa 1838. Died 1880
8. CHARLES B. CLIZER, born 1843 in Page County, Virginia. He served in the Civil War. As a soldier he lost both his arm and leg.
9. JULIA S. CLIZER, born 1845, died 1865
10. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CLIZER, born 3-31-1847 in Page Co., Va. Moved to Missouri with family in 1847 as an infant. Married Susan Pennille Howell 1-27-1867. They moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1880. Benjamin died 2-17-1910 in Tekoa, Washington. See link below on their move west.

Benjamin Franklin Clizer and Susan Howell Clizer, 1895