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William Miesel

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William Miesel
BornWilliam Peter Miesel
September 12, 1935
Erie, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 23, 2012 (age 77)
Erie, Pennsylvania

Bill Miesel (1935-2012), pronounced like measle, was an assistant manager of a supermarket in Erie, Pennsylvania, an amateur magician, author and publisher.[1]


He contributed to many magazine and published Precursor with his friend Ed Eckl starting in June of 1983.

At the 2002 FFFF, Eckle and Miesel receive plaques for the work they did on Precursor.



  • M-U-M, Vol. 75, No. 12, May 1986, William P. Miesel MAGICIAN OF THE MONTH by Ed Eckl, page 25
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 66, No. 11, November 1986, OUR COVER WILLIAM P. MIESEL, by Phil Willmarth, page 67
  • M-U-M, Vol. 102, No. 9, February 2013, Broken Wands, William P. (Bill) Miesel, by Ed Eckl
  • Obit Genii 2013 March