Family: FISHER John K. / FOSTER Diantha J. (F71)

m. 8 Dec 1859


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  • Father | Male
    FISHER John K.

    Born  5 Mar 1833  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Dec 1891  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  8 Dec 1859  [1]  McDonough Co., IL  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  MURRAY, Flora E. | F103 
    Married  18 Jun 1882  Locust Hill, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FISHER Thomas | F75 Group Sheet 
    Mother  KELLS Mary | F75 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    FOSTER Diantha J.

    Born  30 Apr 1841  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Sep 1881   
    Buried    South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  FOSTER George | F34 Group Sheet 
    Mother  SHEPARD Mary | F34 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    FISHER George T.

    Born  23 Jan 1862  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Dec 1877   
    Buried  1877  South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + FISHER William Henry

    Born  Jul 1865  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Spouse  Anna | F358 
    Married  Abt 1901   

    Child 3 | Male
    FISHER John Franklin

    Born  11 Oct 1866  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Apr 1885  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1885  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  UNNAMED | F73 
    Married     

    Child 4 | Male
    FISHER James H.

    Born  17 Mar 1870  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Nov 1884   
    Buried  1884  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    + FISHER Charles A.

    Born  25 Sep 1872  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  20 Feb 1958  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1958  Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  DANIELS Clara B. | F72 
    Married  17 Mar 1898  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    FISHER Mary L.

    Born  1 Jan 1875  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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    Spouse  ATTEBERY, John W. | F65 
    Married  1 Jan 1899  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    FISHER Martha J.

    Born  23 Dec 1879  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
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    Spouse  BUSHNELL, W. G. | F101 
    Married  24 Nov 1898  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: John Fisher, the present supervisor of Hire township, is considered one of the best farmers in the county. He lives near Blandinsville, on section 10, and owns, in all, 369 acres of land, not one acre of which is untillable. His buildings are good and present a neat appearance. The house is two-stories, and the main part is 24x28 feet, with an addition 16x20 feet. His main barn is 38x48 feet. The main features of his farming consist of raising stock and feeding cattle for the eastern markets. He has some fine Norman and Clydesdale brood mares from which he raises some fine draft horses. John Fisher made his home with his parents until 20 years of age, when he went to Morgan county, Illinois, where he remained one year. He is the son of Thomas and Polly (Kells) Fisher, and was the ninth child of a family of 10 children, all of whom are now living,except William, tile eldest child. Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 1 March 11, 1791, and died at his home in Blandinsville, in 1868. He settled in McDonough county in 1844, coming from Hancock county, Illinois, where he had settled in 1840. His first wife died, and he was again married to Elizabeth Brown, by whom there were four children. Being a mechanic by trade, or rather a mill-wright, on coming to Blandinsville he built a saw and grist mill there, besides other mills in the county, working at the trade for nearly 20 years. John Fisher was married in 1857 to Diantha Foster, a native of Michigan. She died September 20, 1881, leaving six children-William, Frank, James, Charles, Mary and Martha. George, the oldest child, is deceased. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [SR45] Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 1341. (Reliability: 3), 8 Dec 1859.

    2. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 644 (Reliability: 2), 1885.