Tracing the Roots of Thomas Joseph Fisher
Note: This first generation is not substantiated in writing but only in oral tradition. From this and earlier letters to Germany, it is "assumed" that the Baron was a prominent person with much wealth and property, but ... as the story goes ... he shot one of the King's deer and was exiled from the country, forfeiting all his wealth and property. It was also the custom for such exiles to have their names removed from any and all registers.
Baron Ludwig von Fischer b. Jaeger Platz, Berlin, Germany (Bavaria) d. Staunton VA 1777 Three sons: William ?, Joseph Clarence ?, and Johannes Christofer They entered the U.S. in 1775 The above has many versions. There is a Baron Ludwig von Fischer burried somewhere in Virginia but I was never able to acquire the location and visit the site. Those that gave me that information are no longer living. (1980 notation)
Johannes Christofer Fischer married Susannah Elizabeth Bratton (a.k.a. John Christopher) in 1785 b. Bavaria 4/3/1756 Virginia b. Winchester VA 4/3/1767 d. Steubenville OH 4/17/1809 d. Steubenville 5/21/1837 They had ten children: John b. 4/3/1786 d. 4/17/1786 Michael Thomas b. 7/9/1788 d. 8/6/1832 Marie Margareta b. 5/20/1791 d. 11/25/1863 (1) William b. 7/26/1793 (see below) Christina b. 3/20/1795 d. 6/2/1799 Catherine b. 10/3/1797 d. 11/26/1882 John (twin) b. 10/30/1800 d. 11/5/1882 Elizabeth (twin) " d. 5/24/1870 Joseph b. 9/2/1803 d. 2/4/1819 Jane Christina b. 3/7/1806 d. 9/18/1889 (1) William Fischer's name was changed to "Fisher" on the Revolutionary War records. The above was taken from the book, "The Gun and the Gospel" by Rev. H. D. Fisher, D.D. Early Kansas & Chaplain Fisher. Second Edition 1889, Medical Century Company, Chicago & New York. First paper back edition November 1986. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 86-62153 ISBN 0-937947-02-4 Copyright 1896 by H. D. Fisher Copyright 1986 by Jeannette S. Christol (Great ganddaughter of the Reverend Hugh Dunn Fisher (The current Preface)
(1) William Fischer (Fisher) Married Isabella Dunn b. Staunton VA 7/26/1793 3/13/1813 b. 4/22/1795 d. Steubenville OH 1/4/1851 Virginia d. Steubenville OH 9/7/1837 (Daughter of Hugh & Rebecca Dunn) William and Isabella had seven children: Rachel b. 3/31/1814 d. 1907 Susan b. 1/4/1816 d. 1837 John C. b. 4/5/1818 d. 1861 Rebecca b. 2/21/1821 d. 1821 Ann M. b. 4/19/1822 d. 1824 (2) Hugh D. b. 3/14/1824 (see below) William H. b. 5/7/1833 d. 1854 After Isabella's death, William married Elizabeth Permar, b. 11/25/1801, in 1839. William and Elizabeth had three children: Isabella b. 5/18/1840 Reason P. b. 6/15/1840 Mary E. b. 11/11/1845
(2) Hugh Dunn Fisher married Elizabeth Margaret Acheson b. Steubenville OH 3/14/1824 5/1/1849 b. New York NY 1/25/1826 d. Baldwin KS 10/29/1905 d. 2/8/1901 (Daughter of John & Ann Jane Acheson) Hugh and Elizabeth had five children: (3) John William Fisher b. Freedom PA 6/2/1851 d. Topeka KS 6/16/1919 (See below) Charles Edmond Fisher MD b. N. Benton OH 3/7/1853 d. Topeka KS 8/25/1932 m. Ella Bennett 4/15/1873 Joseph Clarence Fisher b. McKeesport PA 5/25/1855 d. Olathe KS 11/4/1874 Hugh Francis Fisher MD b. Lawrence KS 2/8/1863 d. ? m. Kitty Milby 1889 Jennie Arthur Fisher (adopted) m. Porter Hazelton 1871
Thomas Boyd Davis b. Harper's Ferry VA and Catherine Ann Sophia Hudson, b. 9/19/1829; Daughter Ann Boyd Wilson Davis (3) John William Fisher married Ann Boyd Wilson Davis b. Freedom PA 6/2/1851 4/15/1873 b. Washington DC 8/12/1852 d. Topeka KS 6/16/1919 d. Topeka KS 1948 John and Ann had four children: Daisy Elizabeth Fisher b. 2/22/1874 d. 1914 m. Will Bullard William Davis Fisher b. 1/13/1883 d. 1942 (4) Hugh Thomas Fisher b. 1/18/1885 d. 1940 (See below) Anna Pearl Fisher b. 12/5/1886 d. 1970 m. Irwin Stearns
Edward Birge Smith & Helen Estella Merwin Daughter Helen Beach Smith (4) Hugh Thomas Fisher married Helen Beach Smith b. Atchison KS 1/18/1885 8/3/1910 b. S.Carrdeton KY 5/23/1887 d. Topeka KS 2/1/1940 d. Topeka KS 6/8/1971 Hugh and Helen had four children, all born in Topeka KS, all boys: (5) Edward William Fisher b. 10/14/1911 d. 1974 (See below) David Hugh Fisher b. 12/5/1914 d. 11/30/2001 m. 7/9/1938 to Ferne b. 3/26/1916 Robinson IL d. 1/7/1980 m. 2/14/1986 to Mary Frances b. 2.20/1916 Paul Merwin Fisher b. 11/24/1916 m. Peggy d. Jean Thomas Fisher b. 8/30/1923 d. 1980 m. Patty
Madison Elmer Rogers Edna Mae Parks b. Glasco KS 1/13/1884 b. Solomon KS 10/14/1888 d. Topeka KS 1/24/1959 d. Topeka KS 12/23/1959 M. 9/10/1910 Daughter Helen Jeanette Rogers (5) Edward William Fisher married Helen Jeanette Rogers b. Topeka KS 10/14/1911 4/28/1930 b. Vancouver WA 7/10/1911 d. Albuquerque NM 5/28/1974 d. Albuquerque NM 7/6/2003 Edward and Helen had five children: (6) Richard Anthony (Dean) Fisher (7) Sally Ann Fisher (8) William Francis Fisher (9) Margaret Ruth Fisher (10) Thomas Joseph Fisher (11) Catherine Ann Fisher (adopted)
(6) Richard Anthony Fisher married Rachel Angeline Gruttadauria b. Topeka KS 4/29/1934 4/27/1957 b. Pittston PA 4/18/1933 Pittston PA Richard and Rachel had one child: Marie Angela Fisher married Glenwood Ray Norment b. 5/12/1963 11/07/1994 b. 11/2/1948 d. 6/27/2003 There are no children between them. Glenwood has 3 boys from a previous marriage.
(7) Sally Ann Fisher, born and died: 11/16/1935 in Topeka KS
Arthur Sanchez married Flora Zimmerly b.12/25/1912 b.4/14/1919 d.11/16/2001 d.1/25/2009 (8) William Francis Fisher married Joan Elizabeth Sanchez b. Mobile AL 11/3/1941 12/26/1962 b. Hawthorne NV 7/30/1943 d. Kerrville TX 1/12/2007 Second marriage Shirley Gumbert Balizet 10/13/2009 b: Omaha NE 6/25/1959 William and Joan had five children: (8a) Jane Lucille Fisher (8b) Brian Eugene Fisher (8c) Bruce Gerard Fisher (8d) Juliet Therese Fisher (8e) Byron Charles Fisher (8a) Jane Lucille Fisher married Scott H. Switzer b. 11/15/1963 5/17/1986 b. 12/29/1962 Albuquerque NM Kerrville TX Jane and Scott had one child: Jordan Alexandria Switzer b. 04/25/1994 in Dallas TX (8b) Brian Eugene Fisher married Deborah Kay Harmon b. 12/4/1964 8/2/1986 TX 4/25/1966 Albuquerque NM New Braunfels TX Brian and Deborah had one child: Dawn Marie Fisher b. 10/31/1990 in Kerrville TX (8c) Bruce Gerard Fisher married Rebecca Renee Heimann b. 4/30/1967 9/30/1989 b. 3/15/1969 Albuquerque NM Kerrville TX Bruce and Rebecca had two children: William Hunter Fisher, b 10/08/1992, Kerrville TX Garrett Wade Fisher, b. 01/20/1999, Austin TX (8d) Juliet Therese Fisher b. 8/22/1972 Albuquerque NM (8e) Byron Charles Fisher married Marissa Lynn Burgess b. 1/17/1975 6/14/1997 b. 2/17/1975 Albuquerque NM Fredricksburg TX Byron and Marissa have two children: Joshua Caden Fisher, b: 03/08/2004, Denton TX Kaelyn Elizabeth Fisher, b: 04/05/2007, Denton TX Micah Everett Fisher, b: 10/06 2010, Denton Tx
(9) Margaret Ruth Fisher married Larry D. Brown b. 3/16/1943 10/21/1994 b. 1/7/1945 Mobile AL Neodesha KS Margaret had two children with previous husband, Steve Lloyd: (9a) Michael Raymond Lloyd (9b) Gregory Steven Lloyd (9a) Michael Raymond Lloyd married Nancy Blattner b. 6/19/1962 7/7/1984 b. 5/24/1961 Albuquerque NM Larned KS Michael and Nancy had four children: Thaddeus Raymond Lloyd, b. 8/10/1989, Manhatten KS Isaac Charles Lloyd, b. 5/27/1992, Manhatten KS Noah Edward Lloyd, b. 6/10/1994, Arkadelphia AR Elijah Thomas Lloyd, b. 10/13/1998, Arkadelphia AR (9b) Gregory Steven Lloyd married Pat (?) b. 1/19/1964 1986 b. 1950 (52) Albuquerque NM
James Ellison, father of Berry Ellison, father of .... William Laudy Ellison, b. 6/8/1900 Speedwell TN, d. 8/11/1958 married Gladys Marie Eddins, b. 11/13/1910 Ardmore OK, d. 3/21/2001 (10) Thomas Joseph Fisher married Patsy Anne Ellison b. 12/25/1945 7/28/1973 b. 12/7/1941 Mobile AL Uravan CO d. 09/28/2004 Albuquerque NM Second marriage Diana Grace (Fik) Schroen 12/27/2008 b. 5/3/1952 Wyandotte Mich Son by previous marriage: David Robert Schroen b. 5/21/1984 Thomas and Patsy had two children: Stephen Thomas Fisher, b. 8/19/1980, Albuquerque NM Michael Larry Fisher, b. 7/9/1982, Albuquerque NM
(11) Catherine Ann Fisher married William Rowe (adopted) b. 8/19/1947 m. (?) b. 1929 d. 04/1999 Nebraska Catherine had one child: Vincent Fisher, b. 7/10/1969 in California
End listing. Data updated: 11 October 2010