The christening gown you both wore was made by your great, great, great grandmother, Jane Roberston Wissler, in approximately 1850.
Jane Robertson (1826-1907) was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and in 1837 emigrated to Canada with her family. In 1843, she married, Sem Wissler, (1819-1865), a Mennonite from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, who had moved to Canada with other family members and settled in the County of Waterloo. Together, Sem and Jane Wissler founded the village of Salem (now part of Elora) operating businesses including a mill and tannery. They had seven children.
Elizabeth and Emma are the sixth generation to wear this gown. Here is a picture of Elizabeth’s christening day: