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
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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.