FISHER Abel[1, 2]

Male 1845 - 1924  (79 years)


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  • Name FISHER Abel 
    Born 23 May 1845  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Born: 23 May 1845
      Father: Thomas Fisher, born PA
      Mother: Elizabeth Brown, born PA
    Gender Male 
    CENSUS 01 Oct 1850  Township 8 N 6 W, Henderson Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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  [7
    • Attending school
    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 5 Jan 1864 to 15 May 1866  [8, 9, 10
    Civil War: 28th Illinios Infantry Co. D 
    Military: Fisher Abel - Civil War Discharge Certificate
    Military: Fisher Abel - Civil War Discharge Certificate
    CENSUS 7 Jun 1880  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Occupation: Laborer
      Living with Abel's Family, sister-in-law Flora Peck
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 397C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0797
    Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 397C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0797
    CENSUS 11 Jun 1900  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Abel's name spelled incorrectly as Able
      Married 28 years
      Occupation: Day laborer
      Can read and write
      Owns home
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240320
    Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: 320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240320
    CENSUS 16 Apr 1910  Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • States married 38 years
      Occupation: Laborer, odd jobs
      Can read and write
      Living with Abel and wife Ellen, a boarder Benjamin Bushnell
    Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: T624_305; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0050; ; FHL microfilm: 1374318
    Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: T624_305; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0050; ; FHL microfilm: 1374318
    CENSUS 03 Jan 1920  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Abel's name spelled incorrectly as Able
      Living with son Orville Fisher
      Owns home
      Listed as widowed
      Occupation: None
    Census: 1920 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: T625_385; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 796
    Census: 1920 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL; Roll: T625_385; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 796
    WILL 4 Jan 1921  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Died 4 Aug 1924  Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 16, 17
    • Death Certificate reads:
      Time of death: 4:30 pm
      Place: Blandinsville, IL
      Cause: Arterio Sclerosis, gangreen of lower extremities, bries lower extremities
      Informant: Oville Fisher (son) Blandinsville, IL
      Occupation at time of death: Retired
    Death Certificate: Fisher, Abel - 1924
    Death Certificate: Fisher, Abel - 1924
    Buried 6 Aug 1924  South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 18
    Person ID I73  Main
    Last Modified 18 Nov 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    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. [19]
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family PECK Ellen Estelle,   b. 24 Sept 1852, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1917, Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1872  Spirit Lake, Dickinson Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21
    Agency: Rev. James Pillsbury 
    Children 
    +1. FISHER Orville Benjamin,   b. 24 Aug 1873, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1958, Prairie City, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Birth]
     2. FISHER Ollive Milberry Blanche,   b. 15 Jan 1879, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1903  (Age 24 years)  [Birth]
    +3. FISHER Myrtle Olinda,   b. 5 Oct 1881 or 1882, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2007 16:17:29 
    Family ID F61  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 - Agency: Rev. James Pillsbury - 2 Dec 1872 - Spirit Lake, Dickinson Co., IA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 7 Jun 1880 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 11 Jun 1900 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 16 Apr 1910 - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCENSUS - 03 Jan 1920 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWILL - 4 Jan 1921 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Aug 1924 - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Aug 1924 - South Cemetery, Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S30] News: Fisher, Abel.

    2. [S31] News: Fisher, Abel.

    3. [SR44] Death Certificate: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Health, Division of Vital Statistics) (Reliability: 3), 6 Aug 1924.

    4. [SR43] Obituary: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 7 Aug 1924), 1, 7 Aug 1924.
      Died aged 79 years, 2 months, and 11 days. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Brown Fisher who came of an old and prominent Pennsylvania family and moved to the LaHarpe neighborhood on a farm nearly a century ago.

    5. [S80] Military: Fisher, Abel - Civil War Pension File, Certificate No. 571909. (Reliability: 3), 21 May 1912.
      See Abel's Declaration for Pension

    6. [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.

    7. [S83] Census: 1860 U.S. - LaHarpe Township, Hancock Co., IL, (Ancestry,com), Roll: M653_184; Page: 983; Image: 729; Family History Library Film: 803184 (Reliability: 3), 22 Aug 1860.

    8. [SR43] Obituary: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 7 Aug 1924), 1, 7 Aug 1924.
      On January 5, 1864 he enlisted and entered the Civil war as a member of Co. D 28th Illinois Regiment and served for two and a half years in the thickest of the fighting. He was a brave and dashing soldier, who served his country with courage and distinction.

    9. [SR49] Military: Fisher, Abel - Civil War Discharge Certificate, (Adjutant General's Office, State Of Illinois) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S80] Military: Fisher, Abel - Civil War Pension File, Certificate No. 571909. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S86] Census: 1880 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry.com), Roll: 227; Family History Film: 1254227; Page: 397C; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 0797 (Reliability: 3), 07 Jun 1880.

    12. [S88] Census: 1900 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll: 320; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1240320 (Reliability: 2), 11 Jun 1900.

    13. [S91] Census: 1910 U.S. - Hire Township, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll: T624_305; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0050; ; FHL microfilm: 1374318 (Reliability: 2), 16 Apr 1910.

    14. [S98] Census: 1920 U.S. - Blandinsville, McDonough Co., IL , (Ancestry,com), Roll: T625_385; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 52; Image: 796 (Reliability: 2), 03 Jan 1920.

    15. [SR53] Will: Fisher, Abel - 1924 (Reliability: 3), 4 Jan 1921.

    16. [SR43] Obituary: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 7 Aug 1924), 1, 7 Aug 1924.
      Blandinsville mourns the loss of one of its oldest and best citizens in the death of Abel Fisher who fell asleep in his residence in the south part of town at 8:50 p.m. on Monday August 4, 1924, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 11 days.

    17. [S80] Military: Fisher, Abel - Civil War Pension File, Certificate No. 571909. (Reliability: 3), 08 Sep 1924.
      See Pensioner Dropped Report

    18. [SR43] Obituary: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 7 Aug 1924), 1, 7 Aug 1924.
      Funeral services were held in the Christian church at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday August 6, the Reverend F. W. Leonard officiating, and the internment was in Glade City cemetery.

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

    20. [SR43] Obituary: Fisher, Abel - 1924, (Blandinsville Star-Gazette, Blandinsville, IL, 7 Aug 1924), 1, 7 Aug 1924.
      He married Miss Ellen Peck Dec. 2, 1872 and to their union were born three children, Orville B. Fisher and Mrs. Myrtle Bissell of Blandinsville and Mrs. Olive Kling deceased.

    21. [S80] Military: Fisher, Abel - Civil War Pension File, Certificate No. 571909. (Reliability: 3).
      See 1898 and 1915 Pension Questionnaires