Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - November 8, 2016 - John Fisher

John Fisher was the son of Henry Fisher and Elizabeth Crites born in Tuscarawas County near Dover, Ohio. He was born November 22, 1822. He was the first of 10 children born to Henry and Elizabeth; John (1822), Daniel (1826), Solomon (1828), George(1830), Joseph(1832),Anna(1835), Elizabeth(1839), Lydia(1840), Henry(1843), Mary(1845).

John married Magdaline Winkler on November 26, 1848 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. They had nine children; Sofia (1849), Simon (1852), Joseph (1854), Catherine (1856), Noah (1858), Amanda (1860), Mary Magdalene (1867), Lydia(1869), Oscar (1871). 

Thanks to an Ancestry.com user, Tom Glaser, who shared this family photo of the John Fisher Family. Since John died in November of 1888, we can assume that this photo is from  before that. In November of 1878, Catherine died and in June of 1888, Simon died.    Neither are pictured in this photo. Joseph is also missing from this photo.  This photo was likely taken after Simon's death and before John's in November. 

Seated - Noah, Mary Magdalene, John Fisher  Standing - Sophia, Amanda, Lydia, Mary
In the 1850 Agricultural Schedule, John Fisher is listed in York Township in Tuscarawas County  SO we can conclude that he is a farmer. In the 1850 Federal Census,  John, Magdalene and Sophia are listed near Dover, Ohio. In the 1860 Federal Census, John and Magdalene are still living near Dover, and they have 6 children; Sophia, Simon, Joseph, Catherine, Amos, Amanda. The family moved to Daviess County, Indiana in 1864.

John Fisher Farm - Raglesville, Indiana
 (This photo is Thanks to Tom Glaser as well...)
In the 1870 Federal Census, John and his family are found in Raglesville, Daviess County, Indiana. There are six children living with them; Simon. Joseph, Catherine, Noah, Amanda, Mary M. Sophia has likely married.  John has re-established himself as a farmer in Indiana. In the 1880 Federal Census, John and Maddie remain in Raglesville, Daviess County, Indiana. They have five children living with them; Simon, Noah, Amanda, Mary M. and Lydia.
He died on November 8, 1888 in Ragleville, Indiana and was buried in Raglesville Cemetery next to his wife Magdalene.

Rest in Peace,

Jan Smith

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