Roessling, Bernhardt Emil (1892-1961)

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Roessling, Bernhardt Emil (1892-1961)

Teacher who wrote on parapsychology. He was born on November 27, 1892, in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his doctorate at Louvain University, Belgium (1914), moved to the United States and became a language teacher at St. Joseph's College, Philadelphia (1919-23), and was later an assistant to an agronomy professor at the University of Florida (1924-27) and a high school teacher in the Florida and Georgia public school systems (1929-52).

While in Florida he was executive secretary of the Florida Society for Psychical Research. During his retirement years, beginning in 1955, Roessling investigated mental and physical mediumship and contributed articles on psychical research to the Spiritualist periodical, Psychic Observer and Chimes.


Pleasants, Helene, ed. Biographical Dictionary of Parapsychology. New York: Helix Press, 1964.