FISHER John K.

Male 1833 - 1891  (58 years)


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  • Name FISHER John K. 
    Born 5 Mar 1833  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 01 Oct 1850  Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 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 27 Jun 1860  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      John's sister Margaret living with John and Diantha.
      John's sister Clarissa (Fisher) Roberts living next door.
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201
    Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201
    CENSUS 28 Jun 1870  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      Family of John's sister Margaret (Fisher) Dougherty living next door.
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755
    CENSUS 02 Jun 1880  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Occupation: Farmer.
      Census shows John's step-brotjher Josiah and niece Cora Fisher living with John's family. Also shows a servant, Susan Martin, living with the family.
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789
    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 
    Person ID I180  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 KELLS Mary,   b. 3 Mar 1797, Shippensburg, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1837  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 30 Mar 1815  [5
    Notes 
    • (John Fisher) 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, the eldest child. 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. 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. [6]
    • 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. [7]
    Photos
    Photo: Thomas Fisher and Mary Kells Family Siblings
    Photo: Thomas Fisher and Mary Kells Family Siblings
    Shown: John K. Fisher, Mary "Polly" Lockett, Sarah (Pollock), Jane (Botts), Nancy (Hinckson), Clarissa (Roberts), Eleanor (McNickle)
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FOSTER Diantha J.,   b. 30 Apr 1841, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1881  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1859  McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K. and Diantha J. Foster - 1859
    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. [6]
    Children 
     1. FISHER George T.,   b. 23 Jan 1862, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1877  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
    +2. FISHER William Henry,   b. Jul 1865, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. FISHER John Franklin,   b. 11 Oct 1866, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1885, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)  [Birth]
     4. FISHER James H.,   b. 17 Mar 1870, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1884  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    +5. FISHER Charles A.,   b. 25 Sep 1872, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1958, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     6. FISHER Mary L.,   b. 1 Jan 1875, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. FISHER Martha J.,   b. 23 Dec 1879, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 08:06:33 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 MURRAY, Flora E.,   b. Mar 1856, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Jun 1882  Locust Hill, Knox Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K and Flora Murray - 1882
    Marriage License: Fisher, John K and Flora Murray - 1882
    Notes 
    • From History of McDonough Co., IL 1885: The second wife was Flora Murray, a daughter of Hiram Murray, of Missouri, and the ceremony was performed June 18, 1882. One child, Grover C., born November 25, 1884, blesses this union. One child, Grover C., born November 25, 1884, blesses this union. Mr. Fisher has been on the school board for 14 years, and in politics, is a democrat. [6]
    Children 
     1. FISHER Grover C.,   b. 25 Nov 1884, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1885, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     2. FISHER, Bertha,   b. 20 Feb 1886, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. FISHER, Letha,   b. 7 Sep 1889, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2012 08:07:29 
    Family ID F103  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 MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1859 - McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 27 Jun 1860 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Jun 1882 - Locust Hill, Knox Co., MO Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Dec 1891 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [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.

    2. [S87] Census: 1860 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry.com), Roll: M653_201; Page: 628; Image: 268; Family History Library Film: 803201 (Reliability: 3), 27 Jun 1860.

    3. [S84] Census: 1870 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M593_256; Page: 458B; Image: 246; Family History Library Film: 545755. (Reliability: 3), 28 Jun 1870.

    4. [S86] Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 393C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0789 (Reliability: 3), 02 Jun 1880.

    5. [SR1] Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Wilfred Jordan, editor, ((New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc., 1942), 568-576), 974.8 D2c 1978., 575 (Reliability: 2).

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

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

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

    9. [S123] Marriage License: Fisher, John K and Flora Murray - 1882 , (Ancestry,com) (Reliability: 3), 18 Jun 1882.