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The FISHER Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on FISHER. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Three books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Fisher family. They are: Charles Fisher's A Biographical and Genealogical History of Michael Fischer (Fisher) (1724-1776), Mary Lontz's Centre County Ancestors, and Marcile Tressler's Fisher, 400 Years.

There are 40 different first-name entries for Fisher in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' FISHER neighbors in 1890:

(All entries are spelled Fisher unless otherwise noted)

In BENNER Township:

Ephraim, 42, farmer--Bellefonte
	Ellen L.
	Sarah M.
	Anna M.
	Harry T. 13

In BOGGS Township:

Carrie I.--Milesburg
	Blair 4
	Raymond 1
Mary A.--Milesburg
William E., 37, farmer--Milesburg
	Kate M.
	Lloyd 12
	Edgar 10
	Laura T.

In BURNSIDE Township:

Anna--Moshannon
	George W. 30
	Susanna
	Sebastian 65
Henry, 45, laborer--Keating
	Annie
	James F. 18
	Milrose
	Ellen
	Warren H. 12
	Cordelia
	Carrie M.
	George 7
	Hattie
	Zelda

In CENTRE HALL Borough:

William E. Fischer, 41, minister
	Judith A.
	Marion L.
	Ella P.
	William B. 7

In FERGUSON Township:

Phoebe--Pine Grove Mills

In GREGG Township:

Jared B., 60, merchant--Penn Hall
	Louisa L.
	Ella S.
	Mary C.
	Frank 25
	Charles 25
	Lola

In HAINES Township:

Jacob A., 60, laborer--Fiedler

In HALF-MOON Township:

George W.. 36, farmer--Loveville
	Hannah
	John J.
Ira, 81, retired--Loveville
	Rebecca
	Hannah
	Mary
James, 35, farmer--Loveville
	Margaret
	Elizabeth
	Franklin 8
	Harry 5
	Edith
Samuel D., 32, farmer--Loveville
	Lillie J.
	Ira S. 6
	Florence E.
Sarah R.--Stormstown
	Nancy M.

In HARRIS Township:

Emma A.--Boalsburg
	Elizabeth
	William 18
	Franklin H. 12
	George Y. 9
	Charles E. 8

In HOWARD Township:

Catharine--Howard
	William T. 2

In MARION Township:

George, 17, laborer--Walker

In MILES Township:

John, 13--Madisonburg
John J., 42--Madisonburg
	Wilhelmina
	Martha
	Harry C. 5
	Roy C. 2
Martha--Centre Mills

In MILLHEIM Borough:

Harry, 20
Jennie M.
	Alice E.
	George D.
	Jennie
	John W. 10
	Annie M.
	Kate
	Nellie P.

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Lida--Laurel St.

In POTTER Township:

Nora I.--Tusseyville
Ralph D., 4--Potters Mills
Thomas F., 46, laborer--Tusseyville
	Susan A.
	Harry E. 19
	Margaret E.
	Anna G.
	William A. 8
	Myrtle R.
	Belva
Tillie V.--Tusseyville

In SPRING Township:

Bond V., 31, laborer--Bellefonte
Mary E.--Bellefonte
Samuel, 32, laborer--Bellefonte
	Sarah J.
	Katherine
	Charles A. 2
	Susan A.
	William H. 65
	William 26

In UNION Township:

Elijah M., 74, farmer--Fleming
	Susanna
	Willard S. 28
	Ezra 59
	Harriet
	William E. 11
William P., 72, farmer--Fleming
	Elwood 34
	James 8
	Cora H.
	Thomas W. 39
	Dora E.
	Harold 2

In WALKER Township:

Benjamin B., 42, laborer--Nittany
	Eliza G.
	William J. 15
	Mary S.
	Katie E.
	Ida M.
	Agnes D.
	Lavina V.
	Emma
Ida M.--Hublersburg
Philip S., 44, physician--Zion
	Eliza B.
	Sarah V.
	Charles N. 13
	Arthur B.