FISHER Matthias

Male 1840 - 1915  (74 years)


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  • Name FISHER Matthias 
    Born 24 Sep 1840  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 01 Oct 1850  Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • A few errors by census-taker: John and Margaret were born in Pennsylvania to Thomas and his first wife Mary Kells Fisher. Cyrus should read Matthias. Have seen no other reference to Matthias' first or middle name being Cyrus.
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson  Co., IL Roll  M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530
    CENSUS 22 Aug 1860  LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL; Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184
    MILI 7 Aug 1862 to 12 Jul 1865  [4, 5
    Agency: Civil War, 91st Illinois Infantry, Co. B 
    CENSUS 29 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Occupation: Farmer.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M593_256; Page: 461B; Image: 252; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M593_256; Page: 461B; Image: 252; Family History Library Film: 545755
    CENSUS 12 Jun 1880  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      Family of Mathias' brother-in-law Christopher Cotton living next door.
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 299C; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0601
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 299C; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0601
    CENSUS Jun 1890  Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Rank: Private.
      Company/Regiment:, B, 91 Ill Inf.
      Enlistment Date: 7 Aug 1862
      Discharge Date: 12 July 1865.
      Length of Service (Y/M/D): 2/11/5
      Post Office: Novelty Knox Co., MO
    Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Roll: 31; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 101
    Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Roll: 31; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 101
    CENSUS 09 Jun 1900  Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Listed as a boarder.
      Born Sept 1840.
      Widower.
      Occupation: Farmer.
      Can read/write and speak english.
      Sarah (Higgs) Murray whom Matthias is living with in this census is the daughter of Jane (Fisher) Botts and her first husband Joseph Higgs. Jane is step-sister to Matthias born of Thomas and Mary (Kells) Fisher. The census shows Jane living next door to Matthias with the family of John Botts, one of Jane's sons with her second husband Rufus Botts. Sarah's husband Oscar Murray is related to Flora Murray who married Jane's brother and Matthias' step brother John K. Fisher.
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO  Roll: T623_868 Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 45.
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO Roll: T623_868 Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 45.
    Died 22 Feb 1915  [10
    Buried Novelty Cemetery, Novelty, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Row 2, Plot 28
    East Half
    Novelty, MO 63460 
    Person ID I101  Main
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 

    Father FISHER Thomas,   b. 11 Mar 1791, Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1879, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother BROWN Elizabeth,   b. 23 Aug 1806, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1900, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1838 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Fisher was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, 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. [11]
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COTTON Eliza A.,   b. 21 Sep 1844, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1898  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1867  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: Mathias Fisher is a native of Illinois, having been born in Hancock county, on the 24th of September, 1840. He remained on a farm in that county until eight years of age, his parents then removing to McDonough county and making a settling in Blandinsville township, on section 29, near the present site of the village of Blandinsville. His father rented at first, and remained there until 1856, when he removed to Henderson county, and seven years later to Hancock county, where he remained a number of years, following, as he did in each of the other county's, agricultural pursuits. He again came to McDonough county, and settled near Blandinsville, where he died in 1874. Up to the time of his father's death, Mathias resided in Hire township, he having been married on the 17th of October, 1876, to Eliza A. Cotton, a native of the state of Kentucky. They removed from Hire township, in 1877, to their present quarters, which constitutes 76 acres of well improved land. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher are now the parents of one child--Francis M., who resides at home. Mrs. Fisher's mother, at present, lives in Hire township, at an advanced age. As a citizen, Mr. Fisher is highly respected for his many good qualities. [14]
    Children 
     1. FISHER Francis Marion,   b. 15 Jan 1870, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1894  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 08:23:26 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 01 Oct 1850 - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 22 Aug 1860 - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Oct 1867 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 29 Jun 1870 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 12 Jun 1880 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - Jun 1890 - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 09 Jun 1900 - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Row 2, Plot 28
    East Half
    Novelty, MO 63460 - - Novelty Cemetery, Novelty, Knox Co., MO
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  • Sources 
    1. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2. (Reliability: 2).
      Mathias Fisher is a native of Illinois, having been born in Hancock county, on the 24th of September, 1840.

    2. [S102] Census: 1850 U.S. - Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll M432_109; Page: 84B; Image: 530 (Reliability: 2), 01 Oct 1850.

    3. [S83] Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 730. (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 1860.

    4. [S72] 91st Illinois Infantry Civil War Muster Roll (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S82] Military: Fisher, Matthias - Civil War Pension File, No. 774738. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M593_256; Page: 461B; Image: 252; Family History Library Film: 545755 (Reliability: 3), 29 Jun 1870.

    7. [S85] Census: 1880 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 299C; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 0601 (Reliability: 3), 12 Jun 1880.

    8. [S126] Census: 1890 U.S. Veterans - Salt River Township, Knox Co., MO, (Ancestry,com), Roll: 31; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 101 (Reliability: 3), Jun 1890.

    9. [S116] Census: 1900 U.S. - Shelton Township, Knox Co., MO , (Ancestry,com), Roll: T623_868 Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 45. (Reliability: 3), 09 Jun 1900.

    10. [S82] Military: Fisher, Matthias - Civil War Pension File, No. 774738. (Reliability: 2).
      Death date provided to Bureau of Pensions by Postmaster of LaPlata, MO in this document. Recorded by Bureau here.

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

    12. [SR38] Marriage License: Fisher, Matthias and Eliza A. Cotton, (Illinois State Board of Health), License No. 3189. (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1867.
      I HEREBY CERTIFY that I joined the HOLY STATE OF MATRIMONY, Mr. Matthias Fisher and Miss Eliza A. Cotton on the Seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty Seven.
      GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL, this Eighteenth day of October A.D. 1867.
      D. J Porter (SEAL)
      Eld.U. B. C.

    13. [S26] Marriage Consent: Fisher, Matthias and Eliza A. Cotton (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1867.

    14. [S67] History of McDonough County, Illinois - 1885, ((Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885)), 977.342 H2., 871-872 (Reliability: 2), 1885.