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John Wister was born on July 15, 1829 at Belfield (now sometimes called the Peale House), located here on campus. John was born to William Wister and Sarah Logan Wister; Sarah’s father, William Logan Fisher, originally bought the house from colonial painter Charles Wilson Peale. John was the second oldest of six boys in the family.
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DiLissio, Raymond, "John Wister (1829-1900), Active Iron Industrialist" (1998). People and Places. 5.